Sunday, February 09, 2014

Silly, Just Silly

  • The low point so far in Chicago's closely watched battle with street gangs may have been the day that Michelle Obama came home for the funeral of a teenage honor student.

    A year ago, the city's bloodiest January in more than a decade had just ended. On Feb. 9, 2013, the first lady stood in a church mourning 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who had been shot dead in a gang dispute she had nothing to do with. It happened just a mile from the Obamas' Chicago house.

    Since then, the number of homicides and other violent crimes that turned Chicago into a national symbol of gun violence have fallen sharply.
It gets worse:
  • The overall crime rate fell last year to a level not seen since 1972, and the number of shooting incidents involving victims 16 and younger dropped 40 percent in 12 months, city officials say.

    Some wonder if the decline is a result of spending nearly $100 million on police overtime. But city officials insist the numbers are evidence that changing police tactics and creating and expanding after-school jobs and mentoring programs for young people are paying off.
City officials will do anything to NOT credit the police and pretend the $103 million in overtime didn't happen. They also won't mention the weather, because as you all know, people are just as likely to get killed on a 90 degree day as on a day that's 15 below zero.

The article also mentions the CPD Postal Service:
  • Today, the department also provides gang members with information about social services and even sets up meetings between them and the parents of murder victims "to give them a sense of what they are doing to the community."

    McCarthy says it's the largest program of its kind in the nation and will be expanded this year.

    So, too, will the department's so-called "heat lists" of people deemed likely to kill or be killed. Officers gathered statistics showing that associates of murder victims are 100 to 500 times more likely to end up on either side of a slaying. Last summer, they hand-delivered letters to 25 people warning them of those dangers and asking what police could do to help.
Wow. Just wow. Twenty-first century policing.

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48 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just curious, but how many extra police officers have been hired to implement all these new programs?
I mean, since McSocialWorker got here, there's a new one announced every 10-14 days.

2/09/2014 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Last summer, they hand-delivered letters to 25 people warning them of those dangers and asking what police could do to help."

That's recockulous.

2/09/2014 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As we all know, the article is a pretty fair and balanced description of why the crime rate has dropped so low. A lot of praise also need to go to city hall leadership.

2/09/2014 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Silly, Just Silly?

Let me get this right. Greg Bella is being sued in court for over paying legal bills to an attorney who is related to former board member Tim Fallon who passed away. Greg did not go thru the legal defense committee for approval. Sid Davis and Mark Donahue both signed the check. Greg has had to give depositions in January about this.

Greg Bella is running against Sid Davis.

What were Dougherty, DiMaria, and Aguliar doing to safe guard our money? Almost 300k worth of bills that should have never been paid?

Why am I just hearing about this from Sid yesterday?

2/09/2014 01:16:00 AM  
Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...

Speaking of job related stupidity, the following comment appeared under the thread about the NATO 3 assholes:

"That's not good police work, it's great police work. These dudes were truly dangerous and 009th District owes these officers some thanks because 009th District was a main target. How dare you rip on these coppers, you piece of shit!"

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No son, that's NOT great police work. It's called being in the right place at the right time. These officers did nothing extraordinary. To the contrary, they fucked up what realistically had the potential to parlay into something bigger. That said, expecting anything north of mediocrity from CPD these days is a lesson in futility.

I can make such a bold statement as I also attended many days of the trial. And I concur with the other posters who said the two "Infiltrators" were in way over their heads. Horrible testimony and questionable tactics is an understatement; inexperience combined with the lack of knowledgeable and tenured supervision is what tanked this case. Anita and Cook County et al were just the coup de grace.

Here's the meat and potatos for all you impressionable fools: these no-time-on-the-job suckers were cajoled into assuming this undercover role by supervisors too stupid to lead a starving dog to a steak. No doubt they were blinded by the delusions of grandeur at "taking down some hard code terrorists" heaped upon them by those running this dog and pony show. Merit promotions were surely alluded to at some point of the ego-stroking sessions. Bet on that.

File this one under the "Live and Learn" section, "Never Volunteer For Anything On This Job" aisle.

These officers were used by the department and the city. They were a means to an end, nothing more. This is volunteerism akin to tact teams and "specialized" units... a bill of goods talked-up and sold by supervisors desperate to justify their existence (at YOUR expense) and gobbled-up by kids that haven't been around long enough to know better or who ignore the warnings of their elders.

Now let's see where all these "bosses" are if/when the "NATO 3" file suit for malicious prosecution or some kind of nonsense.

2/09/2014 01:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait, its not the boxes set up all over the city where the "snitches" can drop a note on who-shot-who that is causing the reduction in crime?

2/09/2014 02:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama's bizarro wonderland. If you don't like something, simply wish it away and the state run media follows in tow with happy happy story you so lucky to live here headline.

The drug wars bringing you down? Legalize. Poof! No more problem.

Under-performing schools? Hey, let's just close them, re-open them as charter schools, and do away with tests and low grades. No more problem.

Government broke? Borrow and print more money!

High unemployment got you down? Hmm. Ok, let's just announce lower unemployment figures. Then we'll triple the number of people
on disability, and announce that people working less in America is a GOOD thing.

2/09/2014 03:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imagine If only the Obamas moved back to Chicago. With their personal and hands on involvement 24/7 in Chicago, they may be able to save hundreds of lives. I am willing to give it a try! After all, "If It Saves Just One Life (TM);" then the nation's sacrifice of their enlightened leadership for the poor underclass in Chicago will have been worth it.

Can we start next week?

2/09/2014 03:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever they gotta tell people to make them feel better. Doesnt really matter to me what strategy the dept implements. Bottom line is I'm the one in the trenches doing it the same way I have for years and I'm not gonna change. Put in your 8.5 hours, make it work for you, and go home to your family every night. Let the suck holes at the top say whatever they gotta say to keep they're gold stars.

2/09/2014 03:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget when you deliver those letters, contact card them know that's police work! 25 more cards for compstat

2/09/2014 04:54:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

>>> Silly, Just Silly <<<

Of course it's silly SCC. it's from the; 'Ass Press'.

Though in all *fairness*, the nitwits at Ass Press are not as bad as the morons over at Rooters. The crap they regurgitate as news will gag a maggot.

2/09/2014 06:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These officers were used by the department and the city. They were a means to an end, nothing more. This is volunteerism akin to tact teams and "specialized" units... a bill of goods talked-up and sold by supervisors desperate to justify their existence (at YOUR expense) and gobbled-up by kids that haven't been around long enough to know better or who ignore the warnings of their elders.


This is perfectly worded. You hit the nail on the head. Hairgels pay attention and you might learn from these words of wisdom.

2/09/2014 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous White Privilege Hillbilly said...

Maybe the shitheads simply ran out of people to shoot at.

2/09/2014 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard that they are going to give The Commander of 15 a real mail carriers uniform including short pants to make it easier for her to deliver letters this spring. I am sure the paid off media will be right there to do another feel good story on how great this is working. You heard it here first, The first female black Superintendent. What a World, What a World...

2/09/2014 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crime will go way down just as soon as Obama and Eric Holder can provide amnesty for 30-40 million undocumented migrants from south of our borders and make them citizens. These are strong law and order folks and will soon clean up the lawless. They will not put up with anarchy in their neighborhoods.

2/09/2014 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Obama's bizarro wonderland. If you don't like something, simply wish it away and the state run media follows in tow with happy happy story you so lucky to live here "

And who do you think Obama learned that from? Madigan and his cronies, of course.

The politicians' motto: Continue the lies until people stop asking questions.

If they want to pay millions in OT, then I'll make it work for me. I don't care what lies they tell.

2/09/2014 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This department is a joke and it's because we have a bunch of clowns running it that were never the police.

2/09/2014 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's very encouraging that the NATO 3 were caught through good intelligence but was 009 really in trouble? I'm going to guess a total of 1 million total dollars was spent on the case for a "MOB ACTION" conviction. Way to go!

2/09/2014 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey fart in your direction guy..... Give it a fucking rest already.

2/09/2014 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of R. Aguilar...I don't know him or dislike him but with the elections coming up I though it was important for the membership to note that a question was posed to him at the 9th district roll call regarding the city's dismal 2% annual raise we been offered and getting as a result of the contracts over the years. Mr. Aguilar believed this was a fair offer by the city and when asked if he thought the cost of living in the city was 2% he said YES, he was immediately asked the same 2 questions again by someone in disbelief by his answer and Mr. Aguilar again said 2% was fair. I don't know where you guys live but to live in the city where I live the cost of living is 2-3 times that. Is this really a guy we want fighting on our team for our contract. This took place at 1700 hr roll call. I will continue to post this again and again. This question was very short, very clear and repeated more than once. Think about it guys.

2/09/2014 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah,ok

2/09/2014 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous False Hope said...

"I fart in your general direction" is right on the money. We'll written sir.

2/09/2014 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was the "Snitch boxes" at the JJ Fish that curtailed the bloodbath.

2/09/2014 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

File this one under the "Live and Learn" section, "Never Volunteer For Anything On This Job" aisle.

These officers were used by the department and the city. They were a means to an end, nothing more. This is volunteerism akin to tact teams and "specialized" units... a bill of goods talked-up and sold by supervisors desperate to justify their existence (at YOUR expense) and gobbled-up by kids that haven't been around long enough to know better or who ignore the warnings of their elders.

using your logic, no one should have volunteered for this and we should have just let the police in the 009th district be set on fire. you are dumb as hell. at least they tried and were successful in stopping these assholes.
i hope you follow your advice and never volunteer for anything because nobody wants to work with you and your shit attitude.

2/09/2014 03:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Son of CPD (ret) said...

Anonymous said...

Imagine If only the Obamas moved back to Chicago. With their personal and hands on involvement 24/7 in Chicago, they may be able to save hundreds of lives. I am willing to give it a try! After all, "If It Saves Just One Life (TM);" then the nation's sacrifice of their enlightened leadership for the poor underclass in Chicago will have been worth it.

Can we start next week?

Rahmaniac says okay as it is good for the kids. Teaching the proper values of a socialist nation. You know, don't work, make babies, get high and never have to pay for it.

2/09/2014 03:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stats are awesome. According to one of my co-workers, Chicago stats don't lie.

Well here is one that does. All numbers are from http://www.census.gov/prod/www/abs/decennial/

Given the rate of flight from Chicago in the 70's, the 1970 census number was 3,366,957 compared to the 1980 census number of 3,005,072. This is a rate of 36,000 population loss per year. Thus the population in Chicago in 1972 should be approximately 3,294,957.

According to the same government body, the census number of 2012 is approximately 2,714,856. This is approximately a 580,000 population change. More than a half a million.

So if Supt. Doc McStuffins and Mayor Joffrey want to compare numbers, let's start with the population, before we get to the crime numbers. Amazingly, you are still more apt to be a Victim today, than in 1972.

2/09/2014 03:39:00 PM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

I wish the Obamas would move back to Chicago.

I miss Barry in the bathhouse.

He was so active.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

2/09/2014 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I FART IN YOUR GENERAL DIRECTION"
You sir, have totally hit the nail on the head. Although, I am not so sure that having a couple of UCO's with their heads screwed on straight would have truly translated into a more solid case for terrorism against these three. The more likely outcome would be that having the real police on the scene with those kids in Bridgeport, they would have allowed them to try and make their way to the summit with some weapons, and let the UCO's in the black bloc give them a hard lesson before dragging them in on charges that would have actually mattered.

2/09/2014 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hey fart in your direction guy... Give it a fucking rest already."

2/09/2014 09:26:00 AM

Nope... Because you hard-headed children on this job never seem to fucking learn from your elders when they preach to you about the hazards on this job.

The "old bitter fucks" as you youngsters like to call them have been where you misguided children are trying to go.

They could easily say "fuck you green-ass motherfucker" and stand back and laugh at you when you find out these bosses who sold you on some dumbshit have turned their backs on you when the bill comes due.

These young U/C officers are screwed and WILL be left holding the shit-bag by their supervisors, CCSAO and the Cook County Court system behind this NATO 3 nonsense...

Don't volunteer for shit on this job... There are too many bosses, especially in these secret squirrel spots who have no idea what they're doing.

They're more a danger to young Policemen and their families than they are to criminals.

>A Bitter Old Fuck Who Knows<

2/09/2014 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Instead of trying to infiltrate these NATO nitwits, why not just do it the old fashioned CPD way?

Covert surveillance until they made their final move in furtherance.

CPD terminating their plot with a maximum of pain and prejudice.

The remaining survivors made to stand trial and being justifiably locked away from the sight and sound of upright society for the remainder of their twisted, aimlessly wandering, dope-blowing little lives.

"Wanna see a Cop on fire?"

The proper outcome would have been some dumb-ass with a Molotov in hand getting drilled, dropping the stupid thing only to have it explode and engulf him and his fellow dumb-asses surrounding him.

P.S.

Hopefully, these young nitwits had a chance to learn how to wash Dude's drawers, braid hair and other such while in custody.

>Snicker!<

And these chumps were so worried about what The Police were going to do to their tender asses?

Hopefully they learned what real anger and hatred are while locked away in County...

2/09/2014 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep taking the Overtime and when you retire and the pension fund gets lower and lower because of less Officers on the street. Don't cry cause some of you took the 3 pieces of silver.

2/09/2014 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now let's see where all these "bosses" are if/when the "NATO 3" file suit for malicious prosecution or some kind of nonsense.

They were found guilty idiot. Go hide under your rock pu#@y, afraid of a lawsuit so I can't do police work kind of guy I bet. Also known as a DOG.

2/09/2014 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
Obama's bizarro wonderland. If you don't like something, simply wish it away and the state run media follows in tow with happy happy story you so lucky to live here headline.

The drug wars bringing you down? Legalize. Poof! No more problem <<<

Hey Dude! the way.... Have you heard that those WOWOY way mellowed 0uuut states of WashingTONN snnnd DA big SQUARE ONE, Colo ra ra rdo have had a hell ofa increase in ARMED ROBBERiES and Ba ba Burglaries...

Why y y go rob a 7-11 12 or 13 for $250 when you can hit a
Marajuana parlor for $250,000 in cash or or produce.

Thennn hit the 7-11 for all the Cheatos in the place.

2/09/2014 06:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Silly, Just Silly?

Let me get this right. Greg Bella is being sued in court for over paying legal bills to an attorney who is related to former board member Tim Fallon who passed away. Greg did not go thru the legal defense committee for approval. Sid Davis and Mark Donahue both signed the check. Greg has had to give depositions in January about this.

Greg Bella is running against Sid Davis.

What were Dougherty, DiMaria, and Aguliar doing to safe guard our money? Almost 300k worth of bills that should have never been paid?

Why am I just hearing about this from Sid yesterday?

2/09/2014 01:16:00 AM


Shields brought this case against BG shortly after taking office.

2/09/2014 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nonsense - just lie the tact team that was pressured so much by Commander McNobodyGivesAShit that hey decided and yes, it's still a bad move on their part) to go through a previous month's arrests and write contacts for this month - and of course one popped a felony warrant. Now the tact team looks retarded, the commander is flipping out, and Chief Tracey is getting a hard dick thinking about discussing this at Compstat.

2/09/2014 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Speaking of R. Aguilar...I don't know him or dislike him but with the elections coming up I though it was important for the membership to note that a question was posed to him at the 9th district roll call regarding the city's dismal 2% annual raise we been offered and getting as a result of the contracts over the years. Mr. Aguilar believed this was a fair offer by the city and when asked if he thought the cost of living in the city was 2% he said YES, he was immediately asked the same 2 questions again by someone in disbelief by his answer and Mr. Aguilar again said 2% was fair. I don't know where you guys live but to live in the city where I live the cost of living is 2-3 times that. Is this really a guy we want fighting on our team for our contract. This took place at 1700 hr roll call. I will continue to post this again and again. This question was very short, very clear and repeated more than once. Think about it guys.

2/09/2014 09:31:00 AM
Here are actual salaries they get see page 13 that is why they don't care,and pensionable!

http://990s.foundationcenter.org/990_pdf_archive/362/362467755/362467755_201012_990O.pdf

2/09/2014 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

using your logic, no one should have volunteered for this and we should have just let the police in the 009th district be set on fire. you are dumb as hell. at least they tried and were successful in stopping these assholes.
i hope you follow your advice and never volunteer for anything because nobody wants to work with you and your shit attitude.

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess you're one of those 009 'Rangers'? Get some time on the job before you open your cockholster kid. And don't post to a blog about shit you know nothing about. IFIYGD speaketh the truth as is obvious by the compliments. Now go check the lugnuts on your squad car in case more NATO terrorists loosened them. Loser.

2/09/2014 07:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of things that are legit, there is nothing to see here, nothing unethical or improper in the mayor accepting campaign contributions from individuals who work for developers who are trying to get city approval for their projects:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-rahm-emanuel-campaign-money-met-20140209,0,3156175.story

If there's anything negative about this story, I am sure the mayor's people will be able to spin it in such a way as to blame the police.

2/09/2014 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Keesing Bandit...give it a rest. Your act is old and tiresome.
Move on!

2/09/2014 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work in 009. I was at the roll call that an earlier poster mentioned where he attributes some comments to Aguilar. To be fair, that's not exactly what was said. I believe he said it was fair in the context of the entire contract and pointed out that the 2% wasn't the result of negotiations, but was an arbitrators award.

2/09/2014 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/09/2014 09:31:00 AM
Here are actual salaries they get see page 13 that is why they don't care,and pensionable!

http://990s.foundationcenter.org/990_pdf_archive/362/362467755/362467755_201012_990O.pdf

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

2/09/2014 06:54:00 PM

Donahue got 210k in 2010?

He gets 75k to be our lobbyist?

He want 600 a month now to be a trustee on top of his dic's pension?

Time to retire him for good!

2/09/2014 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Silly, Just Silly?

Let me get this right. Greg Bella is being sued in court for over paying legal bills to an attorney who is related to former board member Tim Fallon who passed away. Greg did not go thru the legal defense committee for approval. Sid Davis and Mark Donahue both signed the check. Greg has had to give depositions in January about this.

Greg Bella is running against Sid Davis.

What were Dougherty, DiMaria, and Aguliar doing to safe guard our money? Almost 300k worth of bills that should have never been paid?

Why am I just hearing about this from Sid yesterday?

2/09/2014 01:16:00 AM


Shields brought this case against BG shortly after taking office.

2/09/2014 06:26:00 PM


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But Billy Dougherty will drop the suit if he is elected. Tommy McDonagh is running a shadow campaign so Dougherty can win in the first round if Dougherty gets in Tommy will be a field rep along with Tim Murphy. The FOP will again be a Dic's union again like it was under Dineen, Nolan, and Donahue!

Vote out all incumbents!

2/09/2014 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Socialist programs that don't work and waste tax dollars.

What did you expect from the Machine?

2/10/2014 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Now let's see where all these "bosses" are if/when the "NATO 3" file suit for malicious prosecution or some kind of nonsense.

They were found guilty idiot. Go hide under your rock pu#@y, afraid of a lawsuit so I can't do police work kind of guy I bet. Also known as a DOG.

2/09/2014 06:13:00 PM

Hey Dumbfuck!! Being found guilty doesn't mean squat. These douchebags can and prob will still sue for any of a thousand reasons. Obviously you have no time otj and are not to smart to boot. Case(s) in point.....Burge and his dicks are being sued six ways to Sunday by a whole bunch of felons that were "found guilty", idiot. Go tell your infiltrator buds that their hearts were in the right place. Only their heads were in the wrong place. That place being up some gold star Bossholes asses. Let me finish with a hearty FU to you sonny boy. Don't ever address your smarter elders until you're asked to do so.

2/10/2014 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the obamas are looking to get out of chicago after his term is up--- they don't want to live in this shitbird sanctuary mayhem factory for the anti social and mentally depraved--- why do they want to build a presidential library here for osama if he is looking to get out ?????

2/10/2014 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when does the spring offensive start?

2/10/2014 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone ever seen a copy of the letter sent to these future victims/offenders?

Oh, just another case of the media accepting the word of the mayor's office of propaganda.

2/10/2014 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, too, will the department's so-called "heat lists" of people deemed likely to kill or be killed. Officers gathered statistics showing that associates of murder victims are 100 to 500 times more likely to end up on either side of a slaying.

Can we get insurance policies on people we aren't related to?

100-500x more likely to be a murder victim. WOW -- how about a 10year level term policy for say $500000 on some of these guys? Cheap, since they are all young and almost a guaranteed win!

2/10/2014 06:06:00 PM  

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