Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Shades of Phil Cline

Look!  Up in the Sky!

It's a bird!  It's a plane! It's Super-Superintendent!
  • It’s always busy for Chicago Police on New Year’s Eve but when Austin District Patrol Officer William Riga learned he’d be elbow to elbow with the superintendent himself, another factor was in the mix.

    “Initially I felt a little bit more pressure but when we got into the car with him he put it to rest,’’ said Riga, 31

    “He said, ‘Let’s go out and do the job,’’’ Riga said, quoting police Supt. Garry McCarthy.
Of course, the story goes on to tell of a traffic stop, suspicious activity and a gun arrest.

It reminds us of the time that Phil Cline on-viewed shots fired, gave chase around some alleys, through an abandoned building, over three or four fences before finally kicking in a door and arresting a felon with a gun on New Years Eve a number of years back.  Or something like that.  The finer details escape us.

While it's all well and good to see a boss, let alone The boss, riding around making the troops edgy, we'd probably appreciate it more if we weren't reading about it in the papers and heard it over small talk somewhere else.  The Department confiscates how many illegal guns a year?  But we hear about this one?  This kind of smells of self-promoting. 

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    125 Comments:

    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I just want to fit in :(

    - Garry

    1/02/2013 12:24:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Mcplaypoliceforaday.

    1/02/2013 12:25:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Not sticking up for him, but at least he didn't run away like J-Fled.

    1/02/2013 12:26:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    yeah well I hope dumb ass had the PC to go into the car and all that, you can only hope that the scum bag PD office that no doubt will be representing shitbird gets the opportunity to see how ol MC LOOK AT ME is able to testify in court.

    1/02/2013 12:33:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...


    and if more cops on the beat is not the answer then why's he steppin' out of his comfy office -- if not to self promote.

    I'd like to see him standing in the middle of 79th street doing an encore NATO performance for his next photo op.

    1/02/2013 12:34:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I want to puke from this ridiculous PR move. Who called the news media? Is the supe box 1 or 2? Did he actually have any part in this? Trying to put himself in a positive light after 506 homicides for 2012 or is the real number more like 520+. shuffle shuffle shuffle those numbers and classifications. Oh yeah those thousands upon thousands that got shot but lived too, lets not forget about them.

    1/02/2013 12:37:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    the media loves gary... he must be one of obama's apostles

    1/02/2013 12:40:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Recovering a gun on New years eve is like kissing your sister. Not a big deal.

    1/02/2013 12:43:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    His initials GM do stand for "gun magnet" --according to him in Chicago Magazine. maybe its true.

    1/02/2013 12:43:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Did he deprive an American of his right to bear arms? Because that seems to be his agenda.

    1/02/2013 01:05:00 AM  
    Anonymous J-Fled said...

    I know what you mean SSC.

    Why can't these guys be more like me?
    A fuckin' COWARD!

    Happy New Year!!

    Catch me on ABC Channel 7 !

    Gotta Run!!

    ~ Jody Weis

    1/02/2013 01:12:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Like last years increase of gang members arrested as Gary tells the media Was that more gang members. Or more arrests of the same assholes I bonded and back on the street before all the paperwork gets where it's going

    1/02/2013 01:16:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Smells like self-promotion is right. McWhat'sHisFace has to do something to divert attention to the fact that he said recently that Chicago was on course to have the best crime stats ever. 'Course, that was before we are heads and shoulders above last year's murder rate.

    1/02/2013 01:19:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Want to be a real stand up guy, get in the car, tell Riga he's excused for the tour & ride around 99 answering calls.

    1/02/2013 01:25:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The man is grasping at straws, trying to keep his job by using the media to applaud him.

    Why isn't he out there every night? Why isn't he leading by example (no, not in the River North bars and steakhouses) until the homicide problem is under control? Why is 31 December more important than 11 December or 18 November?

    1/02/2013 01:29:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    A friend insisted I watch a 30 second scene of a Blue Bloods that's on On Demand. Fast forwarded to about 4 min in. The NYPD Police Commissioner is in a meeting. Over his shoulder on the screen behind him you can see the just the letters MSTAT. The commissioner gripes about some crimes being up and says, "I want a new strategy." Art imitates life...

    1/02/2013 01:32:00 AM  
    Blogger West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

    Hey McStupor!

    Even Stevie Wonder and Hellen Keller could make a UUW pinch...in Austin...ON NEW YEARS EVE. Should I go out on a limb here and assume the time of arrest was close to midnight?

    Yes SCC, this indeed reeks of self-promotion. However, the bigger picture to be gleaned from this latest photo-op is the fodder it'll provide to augment the battle cry of the anti-Second Amendment-ers and Illinois CC dissenters. Don't think for a moment that this wasn't set into motion by a certain city hall somebody who knows a thing or three about choreography. Same digitally-challenged chap that hates us to begin with.

    And for the record, it was New Years Eve of the Millenium when Phat Phil did all those things you referenced.

    Only it was more like he simply responded to the on-view shots fired off a rear porch at 3104/06 W. Flournoy as called in by an 11th district beat car. He did so because he and the group of us from narcotics were BSing at the rear door of the station when we heard the loud reports and the unit calling it in. We all sprinted E/B down the alley, into the yard and up the stairs to the 2nd floor rear door which was already opened. Turns out the gun being fired belonged to a CPD officer who let her boyfriend empty the magazine to ring in the new year. Not sure what happened to her, but knowing this job, she was promoted for her inconvenience.

    Moral of the story? Don't take the "heroics" of the Big Boss Man, whether Cline or McLookAtMePushingABeatCarInTheGhettoOnNewYearsEve at face value. They're ALL full of shit.

    1/02/2013 01:42:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Bull Shit what a fucken Circus
    Our boys and girls do this every day , but we never hear about this on news or Paper ! This Clown is a joke
    I bet we have 550 by the end of this year.

    1/02/2013 02:12:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    "This kind of smells of self-promoting."





    kind of?

    1/02/2013 02:18:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Im sure there just happened to be some video of the death defying feats!!!!

    1/02/2013 05:50:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Kudos to all from Mr. & Mrs. Fhil Kline.
    Marikay and I want to thank all of you for the kind words.

    1/02/2013 06:28:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Boy looks like numbnuts is giving theaa
    marine unit a run for the money first there was the gun found while at liquor store remember just before the "interview" now this of course the media is in awe

    1/02/2013 06:46:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Phil Cline self promote? HAHAHAHA

    1/02/2013 06:58:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Phil Clines arrest was real, Garry jumped on the paper with 3 cars following him around in a caravan!

    1/02/2013 06:59:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    A friend insisted I watch a 30 second scene of a Blue Bloods...

    This is about the third mention of that show & it's "boss" I've seen here. Little known secret, guys: IT AINT FUCKIN REAL! IT'S A FUCKIN TELEVISION SHOW! You idiots remind me of old people I grew up hearing worship John Wayne. But that Tom Selleck is really dreamy, aint it he?

    1/02/2013 07:07:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Proving once again that you have to head to a district to find capable police officers-

    1/02/2013 07:22:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Just another reason to call New Year's Eve amature night. Even the laziest policeman can get a gun that night if they want to.

    1/02/2013 07:24:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Recovering a gun on New years eve is like kissing your sister. Not a big deal.

    1/02/2013 12:43:00 AM

    What? I like kissing your sister!

    1/02/2013 07:29:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Rumor is garry was drunk trying to shoot out the street lights with this shitbird and the beat car pulled up and onviewed it.

    1/02/2013 07:30:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...
    Hey McStupor!

    Even Stevie Wonder and Hellen Keller could make a UUW pinch...in Austin...ON NEW YEARS EVE. Should I go out on a limb here and assume the time of arrest was close to midnight?

    Yes SCC, this indeed reeks of self-promotion. However, the bigger picture to be gleaned from this latest photo-op is the fodder it'll provide to augment the battle cry of the anti-Second Amendment-ers and Illinois CC dissenters. Don't think for a moment that this wasn't set into motion by a certain city hall somebody who knows a thing or three about choreography. Same digitally-challenged chap that hates us to begin with.

    And for the record, it was New Years Eve of the Millenium when Phat Phil did all those things you referenced.

    Only it was more like he simply responded to the on-view shots fired off a rear porch at 3104/06 W. Flournoy as called in by an 11th district beat car. He did so because he and the group of us from narcotics were BSing at the rear door of the station when we heard the loud reports and the unit calling it in. We all sprinted E/B down the alley, into the yard and up the stairs to the 2nd floor rear door which was already opened. Turns out the gun being fired belonged to a CPD officer who let her boyfriend empty the magazine to ring in the new year. Not sure what happened to her, but knowing this job, she was promoted for her inconvenience.

    Moral of the story? Don't take the "heroics" of the Big Boss Man, whether Cline or McLookAtMePushingABeatCarInTheGhettoOnNewYearsEve at face value. They're ALL full of shit.

    1/02/2013 01:42:00 AM

    Jealous that YOU didn't make any arrests on NYE or any other time? Sitting in your nice C-car with nothing to do, criticizing the bosses? Yeah, you'll respond that you work in Narcotics and you're the REAL police, yada, yada, yada. You're actually a clout baby who jumps on the "I hate Garry" bandwagon when you can. I may not like the guy but I will give him credit when is due.

    1/02/2013 07:30:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Chicago Top Cop Makes Arrest is headline on MSN Local. Really? It's like he's trying to tell the public "I'm great. Don't fire me." AND "if my subordinates can't get the job done, McMacho Man will." What a freaking twisted douche. I do not doubt for one moment that he has some young punk PR idiot guiding his actions. This can't be sheer lunacy on his part...can it?

    1/02/2013 07:46:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Want to be a real stand up guy, get in the car, tell Riga he's excused for the tour & ride around 99 answering calls.


    1/02/2013 01:25:00 AM


    Best post yet!

    1/02/2013 07:47:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    What a joke, ohh a gun on New Years Eve. along with the other joke of fat cline. how much does he make from the police memorial. ask him how the murder rate dropped or better yet the detectives about reclassifying to death investigation. these two along with all the other politicians are in it for themselves.

    1/02/2013 08:27:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I was the guy who lifted Phil's right leg and aimed it toward the door at the same time my partner also kicked the door.

    1/02/2013 08:51:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Let's do some good

    1/02/2013 08:52:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You expected anything else? Isn't this a classic way for a "politician" to show his audience that he is one of the common folk? Personally, I don't need any exempt on the street "acting" like the police. I need them making the hard decisions as a police leader. And leadership is something we in CPD whoefully lack.

    1/02/2013 08:56:00 AM  
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    1/02/2013 08:56:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Come on guys ,you know Garry is the greatest cop ever. Just ask him.

    1/02/2013 09:00:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This is just a set up for more anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment action to come from the city. You can count on that. Socialists do these sorts of things. Just watch their tactics.

    1/02/2013 09:00:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Recovering a gun on New years eve is like kissing your sister. Not a big deal.

    1/02/2013 12:43:00 AM



    that depends upon where you kiss her.

    1/02/2013 09:11:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Commander Gusweiler(sorry if I misspelled ur name boss) went out there and played police all the time. Even when he was just taking a walk. Never self promoted himself, never patted himself on the back, but always acknowledged good police work. Worked for him when he was a captain a DC and a Chief. He never changed.
    Thx for being a great Boss Sir.

    1/02/2013 09:31:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    the media loves gary... he must be one of obama's apostles

    1/02/2013 12:40:00 AM

    The Media is told to love Garry. They are lap dogs in this towm. I always get the image of Blofeld's cat in the old James Bond movies.

    1/02/2013 09:31:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    some of you posters are crazy,the superintendent was out riding around in 015 on new years eve.and you bash him.Get over it, he was on foot walking around doing police work.Man grow up....

    1/02/2013 09:32:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    So does that mean he will be at the pc hearing and summons to court for the motion/trial? Right!

    1/02/2013 09:32:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Where's the probable cause to search the vehicle? I'm sure the driver gave McWhatever consent to search. Yeah, right!

    1/02/2013 09:35:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I'm retired now.
    Years ago, in 017 we worked a power car, and then Supt Fred Rice showed up. Was with us for a few hours, after we made a pinch, he got a text and had to go to a injured PO.
    Never saw anything in the press.

    1/02/2013 09:36:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    it wasnt self promoting. Its just another line item for his resume`.
    Need to start working on that one soon...

    1/02/2013 09:52:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Where in the hell does this guy get off already? One arrest, immediately put to the news for a photo op, does not a good superintendent make. The P.O.'s in this city put themselves out there, on the front lines for HOURS, not minutes, and make news worthy arrests every single day, but with no newsy fan fare or photos. I'd follow them to hell and back, but I wouldn't follow you in a grocery line. So, hey, Gar, get over yourself already.

    1/02/2013 10:03:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    He found the gun,
    He goes in Box 1!

    1/02/2013 10:10:00 AM  
    Anonymous J-FLED said...

    Garry:

    NO! Go back to HQ first and get your "gear" (a grappling hook, duct tape, 10W40 motor oil and super flow tampons for gunshot wounds).

    GOTTA RUN!

    1/02/2013 10:13:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Anonymous said...
    A friend insisted I watch a 30 second scene of a Blue Bloods that's on On Demand. Fast forwarded to about 4 min in. The NYPD Police Commissioner is in a meeting. Over his shoulder on the screen behind him you can see the just the letters MSTAT. The commissioner gripes about some crimes being up and says, "I want a new strategy." Art imitates life...

    1/02/2013 01:32:00 AM

    You need to do some archival reading here. Compstat comes to Chicago, courtey of the NYPD. (They doctored their numbers and there's been a big scandal over it.)
    McJerseyBoy brought compstat here and touted it as the best thing since sliced bread. And, as shown by the increasing- downcreasing numbers, they are also being manipulated here.
    What you saw on the tv screen is simply a depiction of how NYPD does business and how they have been doing it for quite a while. No 'artistic' anything.

    1/02/2013 10:27:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Are you sure it wasn't a drop gun left under a garbage can somewhere?

    1/02/2013 10:55:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God, if that clown even came near my beat car I'd go home sick before riding anywhere with him. How does this fool parade himself around as the police? He is nothing but a yes-man for that even bigger clown of a mayor and whenever he opens his mouth, only bs spews forth- i.e. blaming the pilgrims for our problems, the decrease in the increase of crime, and my now all time favorite- Trayvon Martin as his poster boy for more gun control. Lord, please deliver us from this fool. Amen.

    1/02/2013 10:57:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Shit, I can bring my 80 year old mother with me and get a gun arrest in 015 on new years eve! I am not impressed.

    1/02/2013 10:59:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Why isn't he out there every night? Why isn't he leading by example (no, not in the River North bars and steakhouses) until the homicide problem is under control? Why is 31 December more important than 11 December or 18 November?

    Because he is the Supt of police. Thats not his job. You dont pay a guy close to $300,000 a year to work a beat car on midnights in 015

    1/02/2013 11:00:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    To 12:33 am "scumbag PD office".....? don't go off your paper, goof. Grow up!

    1/02/2013 11:24:00 AM  
    Anonymous SCC Fan said...

    "It reminds us of the time that Phil Cline on-viewed shots fired, gave chase around some alleys, through an abandoned building, over three or four fences before finally kicking in a door and arresting a felon with a gun on New Years Eve a number of years back. Or something like that. The finer details escape us."

    Thanks SCC, I spit coffee on my laptop imaging this. ha ha

    1/02/2013 11:27:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The lie-o-meter is going off and screeching like a school fire alarm.

    Since " McIdoitall" was the sole recovering officer (while the two others were watching the suspect offenders) he must be the one to testify.

    It's going to be difficult after testifying to the "furtive gesture"
    seeing the offender duck down out of sight and moving around. Then
    still mnanaging to see a weapon butt in plain view sticking out from under a seat. (in plain view)
    (without the aid of artificial light)

    Wow! Mc supereyes, this is the oldest BS in the court book.

    Hey, How about going to all 3 manned patrols? Seems to have worked for Mc bull s##T.

    On second thought, no, he's the best liar we have in the city aside from racoon eyes.

    When's the arraignment and where?

    1/02/2013 11:32:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Man, I wish they would get zone 6 back on line.

    It's been about 2 weeks and I'm missing it sitting down here in NC!

    1/02/2013 12:09:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Recovering a gun on New years eve is like kissing your sister. Not a big deal.

    1/02/2013 12:43:00 AM

    I have 4 sisters. You come from one sick family.

    1/02/2013 12:27:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    get a life gmac
    surprise homan square with a visit and reassign all the housecats to field duty
    total bullcrap , short hours , police pay for office clerk

    1/02/2013 12:31:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Was it a "Gun and Gone," case? Did he help with the paper?

    1/02/2013 12:40:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Say what you want about Phil Cline... The man has personally backed me up on three separate occasions when I was 99 on traffic stops..he got out of his car and acted as my cover officer every time. He would work the streets much more than people think and he was accessible, personable and a police officer.

    1/02/2013 12:47:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Off topic but a bit of humor -

    Been retired for 19 years and the ride a long brought back memories. It was a warm summer Sunday morning when my partner and I got out of roll call. We were both hung over and looking forward to getting the Sunday paper, White Castle coffee and pulling into a park next to a nice cool running water fountain. We had an extra Sgt that day ( who wanted to ride along with us - his thing was to write up abandon autos ) . Well, about 4 blocks from the station I pulled a random car over. Went up to the driver who looked very surprised. I explained that there was no violation - we were just doing random checks to see if he had a current drivers license. Everything checked out OK and let him pull off. On the way back to the squad car I reached into my pocket and pulled out the 2 $1.00 bills I had for coffee. I placed the money of the front seat and said to the Sgt - "Nice guy". Well, he was studdering so bad the words would not come out of his mouth. He spotted another squad car coming down the street - picked up his clip board and ran in their direction waving his hands in the air to stop them and get into their car. My partner was laughing so hard I thought he was going to wet himself. That story was the focal point of a few watch parties .....

    1/02/2013 12:48:00 PM  
    Blogger NorthSide said...

    Suffice to say that I'm pleased to know that the current superintendent is NOT a yellow-bellied COWARD like his disgraced predecessor. I have no further comment on Supt. Garry McCarthy at this time.

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    BILL COZZI NEEDS A JOB!

    He recently left a seasonal part-time job provided by a North Side alderman. He is a dedicated, excellent and hard worker and gets on well with others. If you have any leads on full-time employment for Bill, eMail me at cpdfop7@yahoo.com.

    I will pass all info on to Bill. Please put the words "COZZI JOB?" in the subject line.

    Bill has a used car as well as available public transportation from his current residence near Ashland Ave. and Diversey Pkwy.

    He is forever grateful for your past support and wishes all of you SCC readers a very happy and healthy 2013.

    1/02/2013 01:29:00 PM  
    Anonymous Chez Paul said...

    This post amuses me.

    I'm picturing Phil Cline wearing tights and a cape with a big "OCB" across his chest.

    "Look up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. It's Old Country Buffet Man."

    Cline flies by with toilet paper hanging off his foot, a ravioli handing from his mouth, and a hot dog in his left hand.

    1/02/2013 01:44:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Did he really say "let's go do the job"? Not "lezgo dwoo da jwab"?

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

    "...we'd probably appreciate it more if we weren't reading about it in the papers and heard it over small talk somewhere else."

    It doesn't bother McCarthy that the troops are exchanging glances.

    That's the problem.

    1/02/2013 02:14:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The last time I got a gun in fourteen I didnt even get an honorable mention!

    1/02/2013 02:51:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    who can't find a gun on New Year Eve, Wow!

    1/02/2013 03:12:00 PM  
    Blogger SpankDaddy said...

    Another media darling!

    1/02/2013 03:31:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I'm amazed that anyone else could fit in the front seat with McFailure.... you know with his big head and oversized ego!

    1/02/2013 04:01:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    How about the guy that walks in to 003 and cold cocks a PO on the desk.

    1/02/2013 04:08:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Phil Cline couldn.t kick open a twinkie wrapper!!!!!

    1/02/2013 04:37:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    McJersey STOP Muggin for the Press and Fix tyhe Dept If you cant then go home and stop the PR!!!

    1/02/2013 05:08:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Fat Phil was the police and a Prince not a hack, A Marine and a great leader and boss. He was a COP a Chicago Cop Home grown Daley threw him under the bus that's why CPD is in the death spiral

    1/02/2013 05:28:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Lights Action SPOT LIGHT RANGER=
    A Blue Falcon I predict that the Killin Wont Stop Kill Jersey Leaves

    1/02/2013 05:30:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Anonymous said...
    God, if that clown even came near my beat car I'd go home sick before riding anywhere with him. How does this fool parade himself around as the police? He is nothing but a yes-man for that even bigger clown of a mayor and whenever he opens his mouth, only bs spews forth- i.e. blaming the pilgrims for our problems, the decrease in the increase of crime, and my now all time favorite- Trayvon Martin as his poster boy for more gun control. Lord, please deliver us from this fool. Amen.

    1/02/2013 10:57:00 AM

    I had a few occassions to deal with the Supt, one being when an officer was shot I can tell you one thing, I would work a beat car with him in a second. He started out working a beat car in New York, not an easy place to work and I was down at NATO with him and would be happy to have him have my back.
    No I'm not his driver or a housecat, just a beat officer, so dont waste your time writing comments like Thanks Gary

    1/02/2013 06:14:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Anonymous said...
    I'm retired now.
    Years ago, in 017 we worked a power car, and then Supt Fred Rice showed up. Was with us for a few hours, after we made a pinch, he got a text and had to go to a injured PO.
    Never saw anything in the press.

    1/02/2013 09:36:00 AM

    I call bullshit on this one due to the fact that text messgaes weren't available then and the biggest laugh is that you made a pinch in 017.

    1/02/2013 06:22:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Anonymous said...

    I'm retired now.
    Years ago, in 017 we worked a power car, and then Supt Fred Rice showed up. Was with us for a few hours, after we made a pinch, he got a text and had to go to a injured PO.
    Never saw anything in the press.

    1/02/2013 09:36:00 AM

    --------
    He was Superintendent from 1983 to 1987 and he got a text????

    1/02/2013 06:28:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Does McCrappy Accent really think the citizens of this God-forsaken town are so stupid as to not figure out his latest PR stunt (ok, maybe Swan Lake made him do it, who knows). BUT STILL - what a crock of shit!

    --No Cop Here

    1/02/2013 06:30:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Bitch, bitch , bitch for a guy that was in 015 making a pinch with 2 beat guys. At least if your going to bitch make it a legitimate reason, not that.
    The website for a month before NATO was full of panic, po's saying go on the medical, bitching about helmets, then bitching about have to wear the hat. Bring fire retardant pants, blood coagulants, theres going to be 3,000 po's on IOD, we are going to be out numbered.
    What happened, NATO came and went with maybe 5 or 6 po's injured, less than what happens in 011 in a day
    "We have no plans" "we are not properly trained" "We don't have the proper equipment" well it went pretty good
    And who was in the middle of the shit at the end of the march
    I swear there are alot of whiners on the job

    1/02/2013 06:30:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Melissa Stratton called the paper to get this in there! They needed it because all the year end numbers were coming out so they asked them to print the story about the Supt. The angle is that he is doing everything he can to get this number down. Reality is that he pulled up on a car stop and did nothing more! And by the way, to all his supporters, every exempt was working that night so heis not that special.

    1/02/2013 06:31:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...
    Hey McStupor!

    Even Stevie Wonder and Hellen Keller could make a UUW pinch...in Austin...ON NEW YEARS EVE. Should I go out on a limb here and assume the time of arrest was close to midnight?

    Uh, did you get one? I'm guessing not!

    1/02/2013 06:45:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The last time I got a gun in fourteen I didnt even get an honorable mention!

    1/02/2013 02:51:00 PM


    Well then, your Sgt's are lazy.

    1/02/2013 06:48:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Anonymous said...
    Why isn't he out there every night? Why isn't he leading by example (no, not in the River North bars and steakhouses) until the homicide problem is under control? Why is 31 December more important than 11 December or 18 November?
    --
    Because he is the Supt of police. Thats not his job. You dont pay a guy close to $300,000 a year to work a beat car on midnights in 015

    1/02/2013 11:00:00 AM

    That was exactly my point. Either play police, or don't. But don't pander to the media just because it's New Year's Eve.

    1/02/2013 07:20:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    So he went out on amateur night and did what we do on a daily basis. But could he do that working in a district every day?

    1/02/2013 07:45:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Anonymous said...
    A friend insisted I watch a 30 second scene of a Blue Bloods that's on On Demand. Fast forwarded to about 4 min in. The NYPD Police Commissioner is in a meeting. Over his shoulder on the screen behind him you can see the just the letters MSTAT. The commissioner gripes about some crimes being up and says, "I want a new strategy." Art imitates life...

    1/02/2013 01:32:00 AM

    You need to do some archival reading here. Compstat comes to Chicago, courtey of the NYPD. (They doctored their numbers and there's been a big scandal over it.)
    McJerseyBoy brought compstat here and touted it as the best thing since sliced bread. And, as shown by the increasing- downcreasing numbers, they are also being manipulated here.
    What you saw on the tv screen is simply a depiction of how NYPD does business and how they have been doing it for quite a while. No 'artistic' anything.
    1/02/2013 10:27:00 AM

    Ah, that was the point...

    1/02/2013 07:59:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Jealous that YOU didn't make any arrests on NYE or any other time? Sitting in your nice C-car with nothing to do, criticizing the bosses? Yeah, you'll respond that you work in Narcotics and you're the REAL police, yada, yada, yada. You're actually a clout baby who jumps on the "I hate Garry" bandwagon when you can. I may not like the guy but I will give him credit when is due.

    Well said, my good man. Because if I hear one more useless Narcotics unit "Squad, can you send a beat car to do a transport back to Homan Square for us?" I'm gonna go postal. Who the fuck comes out to make an arrest, without a fuckin transport vehicle? I mean aint that what their enforcement guys are for? The nerve of those fuckers...coming to bust districts, and not wanting to do their own transports. And they wonder why district po's hate their asses.

    1/02/2013 07:59:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Recovering a gun is like kissing your sister? No big deal? Kissing your sister would be a real big deal. Unless you are from Canaryville. You are metaphorically challenged. Goof.

    1/02/2013 08:05:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    What a waste of time that stupid Macho Man parody is. Didn't snicker once.

    1/02/2013 08:39:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Just something that popped into my mind.Speaking of Supt.Cline,is he related to Ringmater Ned on Bozos circus.No bullshit.Had a dream he had a Red police uniform,not blue.Must be I am drinking a bit after the holidays.

    1/02/2013 09:11:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    LoL Time to get out the pink slip

    1/02/2013 09:24:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    GMac was on the channel 5 news today at 5 pm and said "i have had 8 policemen shot while I have been Supt. I am a little embarrassed with all this coverage about me making a gun arrest." I thought to myself ok this guy wants to downplay his role in the arrest but then he goes on to say "btw I have made other arrests but you guys are just hearing about this one." Nice way to do the reach around Supt. to pat yourself on the back..WTF

    1/02/2013 09:39:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    He was Superintendent from 1983 to 1987 and he got a text????

    1/02/2013 06:28:00 PM

    Fred was always ahead of his time. WTF! He had a car phone, bitch!

    1/02/2013 11:04:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Anonymous said...
    West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...
    Hey McStupor!

    Even Stevie Wonder and Hellen Keller could make a UUW pinch...in Austin...ON NEW YEARS EVE. Should I go out on a limb here and assume the time of arrest was close to midnight?

    Uh, did you get one? I'm guessing not!

    1/02/2013 06:45:00 PM


    I recall an old time original captain who would order us on New Years Eve to get the hell under a viaduct by 1145pm so we wouldn't get our squad car all shot up. He said he didn't want to see any squad car come in with bullet holes. At midnight it sounded like the Tet Offensive let loose.

    Now that Captain knew ghetto policing, an old original Fillmore guy. He's dead now but damn if everything he used to tell us proved valuable and true. He knew if we grabbed a gun it got us off the street when we needed to be on the street so we left them alone unless they were shooting right at us.

    1/02/2013 11:13:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Kudos to all from Mr. & Mrs. Fhil Kline.

    Marikay and I want to thank all of you for the kind words.

    1/02/2013 06:28:00 AM

    What a pair!

    1/02/2013 11:14:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Fat Phil was the police and a Prince not a hack, A Marine and a great leader and boss. He was a COP a Chicago Cop Home grown Daley threw him under the bus that's why CPD is in the death spiral

    1/02/2013 05:28:00 PM

    Those of us that know Fat Fill know that he hated being in the marines and that he has made it known that he hates marines. Please do not ever refer to Fatty as a marine. It is an insult to all military.
    S.F.

    1/02/2013 11:36:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Three or four fences? Only if they were those 4" high decorative fences for a flower garden. And, never forget. Phat Phil is all bullshit, hocus-pocus and flim-flam. He does not have a sincere bone in his body. The CPMF is all about him and compiling wealth for himself.

    1/02/2013 11:40:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    No BS- Texts in the 80's were via text pager, and the sup got the keyboard 2-way kind(think it was a skytel), hell some us us carried bellboys(the first pager, looked like square cigar case) before that..

    1/02/2013 11:57:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Anonymous said...
    Fat Phil was the police and a Prince not a hack, A Marine and a great leader and boss. He was a COP a Chicago Cop Home grown Daley threw him under the bus that's why CPD is in the death spiral

    1/02/2013 05:28:00 PM

    Fat Phil is a self-promoting goof who promoted Maria Maher. Get a grip.

    1/03/2013 12:05:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    132am:

    The only difference is Tom Sellek plays the part of a Sup I'd love to work for. Main problem, a working cop from that kind of family will only make(and remain) a sgt till retirement! God forbid we have someone in charge that knows their shit. Ahhh ... Hollywood jams us again!

    1/03/2013 12:18:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    What a waste of time that stupid Macho Man parody is. Didn't snicker once.

    1/02/2013 08:39:00
    Hey! Hey! Hey hey hey! It's McMacho Man, stupid.

    1/03/2013 12:57:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Commander Gusweiler(sorry if I misspelled ur name boss) went out there and played police all the time. Even when he was just taking a walk. Never self promoted himself, never patted himself on the back, but always acknowledged good police work. Worked for him when he was a captain a DC and a Chief. He never changed.
    Thx for being a great Boss Sir.

    1/02/2013 09:31:00 AM

    I second that,stand up guy. Comes from the school of what happened, not what did you do. Sadly, Bosses like him have gone the way of the horse drawn paddy wagon. We're all the worse for it.

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

    Any fool that sticks up for this jerk just makes me want to vomit! He lies and does not care about POs. It's all for the press. He cares about Trayvon Martin and St. Sabina's. Coppers wouldn't be on posts 99 if he cared about their safety. If he was decent he'd quit before that was allowed. He looks into the camera saying coppers make mistakes. You are delusional sticking up for him. Let's talk about gun turn ins as recoveries to the press, inoperable guns. or guns recovered from dead people. Or how about the guns from suburban gun shops turned in for cash. But the scums don't do any time for their gun arrests, after po'S ENDANGER THEMSELVES making those arrests. He doesn't care about that when he's talking to the press. Maybe he should have gone on Christmas vacation with Rahm instead of riding around with the real police stealing pinches. They both need a double room at the Hanoi Hilton!

    Happy New Year, Stay Safe and God Bless CPD

    1/03/2013 02:37:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    "i have had 8 policemen shot while I have been Supt. I am a little embarrassed with all this coverage about me making a gun arrest."
    STAY OFF TSHE BOOB TUBE THEN AND DO YOUR JOB NOT A POs
    **The City and CPD will be better off Rahm when you fire this guy

    1/03/2013 06:03:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I heard from a guy that, try as he may, JFled couldn't find a drunk on New Years Eve.
    Then I heard from anudder (sic) guy that just before his 'Gotta Run' episode he was going into headquarters to 'get some gear' because he had a huge stain on the back of his pants.
    At first they thought he shit, however it turned out it was just a cosmoline stain on his khaki's from his never used handcuffs.
    Did I mention da guy also told me "Big changes, Friday!"

    1/03/2013 07:24:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Cline had to be the worst sup in years. Gotta rid of tests so he could promote his family & friends. Then Starks did the same on his side. NOw our pension suffers & the dept. is overloaded with useless, overpaid assholes, who won't quit...all hired under this regime. Demote these idiots!

    1/03/2013 08:06:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    "He was Superintendent from 1983 to 1987 and he got a text????

    1/02/2013 06:28:00 PM

    Fred was always ahead of his time. WTF! He had a car phone, bitch!

    1/02/2013 11:04:00 PM"

    ----------------------------------

    Sorry, I was in the cellular business during those years. There were NO TEXTS. NO texting capabilities.

    1/03/2013 08:39:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Who are you kidding Fat Phil was for fat Phil. Never the Police. He was a look at me. He destroyed the Department. When he steps down from the CPD Mem Fund I think alot more people will donate. The Fund can run it self. The are great people who give their time and take nothing in return. Tell him to return all the monies he excepted. He played footsie with Daley. Self Promo.

    1/03/2013 08:51:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It amazes me how some guys still stick up for this idiot. Who cares if you worked with him once or twice and he impressed you- are you equally impressed with his negligence and disregard for all the officers in this department? Are you proud to work for someone who makes an outrageous salary considering his performance and approval rating are very low? Are you happy to be represented by someone who panders to racist so-called clergymen and defends his opinions on gun control by using some thug's death as an excuse? Weak minds are easily charmed.

    1/03/2013 10:21:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    so fucken what...we do this everyday fuck you mcdoushbag go back to your hole bitch

    1/03/2013 10:44:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Phil Cline was a good boss and a nice guy. But every New Years Eve was a joke in the old Area 5. Watching the Sgt's and Lt's fall all over themselves getting ready to suit up with FFP. It was nothing but a show for the media. Anyone who knows Phil knows he couldn't chase shit. McDumbass is a glory hound and media whore. If you don't want the press to report these stories why does your staff put it out there.

    1/03/2013 01:05:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Different types of people, different responses. After the attacks on 9-11, actor and former FDNY member Steve Buscemi went to his old firehouse and put on gear to help his buddies dig for other firemen. He doesn't talk about it. McPandering likes to do the opposite and does things to get himself in front of a camera and glorify himself. Who would you rather be around?

    1/03/2013 02:37:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Anonymous said...

    Anonymous said...
    God, if that clown even came near my beat car I'd go home sick before riding anywhere with him. How does this fool parade himself around as the police? He is nothing but a yes-man for that even bigger clown of a mayor and whenever he opens his mouth, only bs spews forth- i.e. blaming the pilgrims for our problems, the decrease in the increase of crime, and my now all time favorite- Trayvon Martin as his poster boy for more gun control. Lord, please deliver us from this fool. Amen.

    1/02/2013 10:57:00 AM

    I had a few occassions to deal with the Supt, one being when an officer was shot I can tell you one thing, I would work a beat car with him in a second. He started out working a beat car in New York, not an easy place to work and I was down at NATO with him and would be happy to have him have my back.
    No I'm not his driver or a housecat, just a beat officer, so dont waste your time writing comments like Thanks Gary

    1/02/2013 06:14:00 PM

    Hey 06:14:00 PM poster, Worked a beat car in NYC? Really? Dont you think NYPD has their clout babies too? Also, NYC is like Chicago far as break-up of faster precincts go. Now, after speaking to many NYPD personnel, there is no doubt he went thru the NYPD job with a China-man. Now stop kissing this political bitch's ass!

    1/03/2013 11:39:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hey 06:14:00 PM poster, Worked a beat car in NYC? Really? Dont you think NYPD has their clout babies too? Also, NYC is like Chicago far as break-up of faster precincts go. Now, after speaking to many NYPD personnel, there is no doubt he went thru the NYPD job with a China-man. Now stop kissing this political bitch's ass!

    1/03/2013 11:39:00 PM
    Not defending McCarthy, but you are sure of this information, how? By rumor or second hand gossip? You, sir, just like to slander people. What goes around comes around. I would be willing to be there are a few cops out there talking about you as a loud mouthed, do-nothing lazy gossip who drinks too much.

    1/04/2013 10:11:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Sorry, I was in the cellular business during those years. There were NO TEXTS. NO texting capabilities.

    1/03/2013 08:39:00 AM
    You are incorrect when you say no texting capabilities in the 80's. Yes, not on telephones, but there was on pagers. You could send a short message or a number to call. I carried a pager then and so did a hell of a lot of drug dealers on the streets..Confiscating a dealers pager and taking down all of the numbers in the memory was a great source of info.

    1/04/2013 10:15:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Not defending McCarthy, but you are sure of this information, how? By rumor or second hand gossip? You, sir, just like to slander people. What goes around comes around. I would be willing to be there are a few cops out there talking about you as a loud mouthed, do-nothing lazy gossip who drinks too much.

    1/04/2013 10:11:00 AM

    Couldnt agree with you more. No one becomes supt without clout, but every po starts out as a beat officer and progresses thru the ranks. Its not like he was a university professor and became superintendant

    1/04/2013 05:14:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    who can't find a gun on New Year Eve, Wow!


    did you??? or were you too busy partying in mommys basement by yourself when the ball dropped... loser

    1/05/2013 01:54:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Cline may be just a 6 month marine but in that short time he did himself and the corps proud. When he came on the job he strapped on his lady smith and never looked back. A true man among men.

    1/05/2013 07:58:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Gotta call bullshit on the Fred Rice story. When he was superintendent, texting wasn't around.

    1/21/2013 04:27:00 PM  
    Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

    You are right about one thing. Tom Sellect is really dreamy.

    Something of mine gets blue when I think of him, and it does have to do with pooling blood.

    Now, kees me you fool!!!!

    1/21/2013 04:29:00 PM  
    Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

    Makes me wish I had a sister.

    1/23/2013 06:52:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Did Fed have a two-way wrist TV like Dick Tracy?

    1/24/2013 09:30:00 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    OK--meant Fred. To much bailey's in the coffee.

    1/24/2013 09:31:00 AM  

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