- Over the course of the 45-minute victory parade held Friday morning to celebrate the Chicago Blackhawks’ NHL championship, the Stanley Cup sustained nearly a dozen gunshot wounds, city police officials have confirmed.
“Multiple gun-wielding individuals, all appearing to operate independently, fired approximately 25 shots at the trophy, resulting in 11 direct hits,” said Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, who confirmed the famous trophy’s injuries may leave many of the names of past champions engraved upon it permanently illegible, including the entire roster of the 1999 Dallas Stars.
“We are seeking any information regarding the current whereabouts of the Cup’s assailants, as well as the identities of the 1.3 million revelers facing charges of public intoxication.” Parade coordinators reportedly elected to continue the rally, stating that the crowds of Chicagoans did not seem at all fazed by the gunfire.
Word is that Rahm and McStreetlightMarksman are considering banning parades.
On a serious note, why were the powers-that-be telephoning Districts after 2000 hours demanding additional manpower from the day crew be sent to the Blackhawks rally? They had off-duty tact teams and a regular District draw, but we still heard every District Station Supervisor walked in at 0500 hours and found out they were going to be short anywhere from a wagon to three additional cars. This is the "planning" and forethought McCarthy was bragging about since Monday?
- In 23 years on the job and having worked hundreds of details, I can say with confidence that this one was THE worst as far as proper planning. The bosses in charge didn't have a clue who was out there and where they were when they were calling for assists.
I should have known that it was going to be bad when they had 400 coppers staged at Waldron Parking Deck waiting fr busses and had 6 empty busses staged at McFetridge Drive waiting for coppers.
The pick-up busses were no better. Most coppers decided to walk instead of waiting for the ride back and most actually beat the bus back.
The only water bottles were provided by CFD, nothing from CPD. No Breaks, on post and ROT.
Howard the Coward running around like an idiot, Adrian Stanley asking every copper that walked by if try knew how to operate a Stic radio and the best was Car 5 releasing all of Columbus Drive PPO's before the street was ready to be opened.
It may have looked go on TV and thank god there was no major incidents but behind the scenes it was messed up!!!
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