Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Maybe.....More Cops?

We wonder if anyone has looked into the possibility of hiring more police:
  • A fatal shooting in Uptown this week is fueling concerns about gang violence in the North Side neighborhood, with the alderman calling on police to step up patrols.

    Christopher McGee, 22, was shot in the chest around 11 a.m. Monday a block north of his home in the 4400 block of North Magnolia Avenue, authorities said. McGee was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition, where he was later pronounced dead, according to officials.

    The shooting marks Uptown's third homicide of the year, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Gee aldercreature, we'd love to "step up patrols." Only there's nobody to do the steppin'. Rahm and Garry have been stealing cops from your neighborhood to patrol the crappy 'hoods. And guess what? The crappy hoods are still crappy and a bunch of the crappy-ness is moving to the less patrolled areas! Who wouldn't thunk it? Besides us we mean - we've only been sounding this alarm for years now.

Thank goodness downtown is safe from the mayhem:
  • A high-end fashion boutique in the Gold Coast neighborhood was the scene of a dramatic burglary early Monday morning.

    Police say the burglary occurred around 3:45 a.m. and they believe three vehicles were involved, with one being used to drive into the storefront. The team of thieves then grabbed three to four racks of expensive clothing and left in less than a minute.

    In video shot soon after the heist some fur products that apparently were dropped and left behind could be seen on the floor of the Milan based high-end boutique.

    [...] It’s not the first time there have been smash and grab burglaries around the Mag Mile recently.

    Just three weeks ago, a batch of cell phones was taken from the Best Buy at the John Hancock Center after windows were smashed to get inside and in in April, thieves used a similar m.o. to hit the Saint Laurent Paris store on Walton getting away with hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Oh. Maybe they're not so safe after all. Maybe, just maybe, they need more police, too? Those "entertainment" details can't be everywhere we guess.

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72 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It isn't that far from the South Side, just sayin'

9/17/2014 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You just need to work smarter, not harder!

9/17/2014 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You need to leverage the synergies of your city supplied equipment. Your PDTs and all your new electronic equipment will make you much more efficient. With all the vehicles available every shift, you can quickly blanket the trouble spots with officers.

You will (Snort, giggle)... Sorry I can't keep a straight face.

9/17/2014 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City late again with Deferred Comp deposit. Deposits are usually in within a day or two of the payday, and yet there is no deposit and it's the 16th. Remember folks, (and peoples), that this deposit is from the 1st of the month check and the City is already holding onto it for 10-14 days. Guess they want to hold onto the employees money a few days longer to get more interest.

FUCK YOU to the City of Shitcago and an even BIGGER FUCK YOU to the 9.5 digit midget!

9/17/2014 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hire more police ?
Nah, that can't be the solution.
As things get worse in a society, eventually the citizens will be forced to step up and control the situation.
Ha ! Ya right, I'm taking about uptown.

9/17/2014 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe some merchants should hire some private security.

9/17/2014 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Downtown is not safe and has not been for the last few years thanks to Rahm Emanuel stealing police resources from tax paying areas to give to the ghetto.

The number of robberies downtown and on the north side has skyrocketed but Rahm pushed for a media blackout on the problem.

Rahm needs black votes so stealing police is one way he tries to say he helps the black community. Its disgusting!!

9/17/2014 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous contract update said...

Heres a brief overview of yesterdays FOP meeting / contract update:

* RETRO - FOP attorneys pushed the hard sell w/this issue. Really emphazized how we wont get first year retro if we go to arbitration. Basically said retro for the regular hours worked is a 'gift' from the city. I say bullshit. The city will expect or demand concessions elsewhere.

* CARS - Asked why cars were part of negotiations and told how we'll be lucky to see 1/2 the cars because the supervisors will snatch them all up. ANSWER: thats one of the things you guys really wanted. At least its a foot in the door. Asked about the BS language about it ('intends' to buy 400 cars). ANSWER: that's just part of contract language. Someone then asked why IAD doesn't use ambiguous language, but says you WILL answer questions or face discipline.

* HEALTHCARE - The lodge attorneys did a decent job of explaining the Tiers and numbers/copays/deductibles. But when asked why certain hospitals weren't listed (a few on the Northside, I forget the names) they said the "list wasn't complete" and that its OK cuz it wont take effect til 01 Jan 17. Female copper then asks "well, we hav eto vote on it now, how do we vote on something thats not complete?" The attorneys tried soft selling the 75%/25% vs. the 90%/10% saying its basically a wash cuz we'll be paying 25% of the "discounted rate" for treatment which is similar. I don't believe that for a minute.

* PENSION LANGUAGE IN CONTRACT - they swore that pension code will NOT change, that this wording will only help us in the event we have to kick more than 9% towards our pensions. The only problem is that if this goes thru FOP HAS SET A DANGEROUS PRECEDENT BASICALLY TELLING THE CITY THAT THEY WILL ENTERTAIN USING OUR PENSION AS LEVERAGE FOR OTHER THINGS DOWN THE ROAD IN FUTURE CONTRACT TALKS. This is unacceptable. There should be NO combining the contract and pension even if its only to seek more $$$$ if we have to put more towards the pension as they claim. VERY DANGEROUS PRECEDENT HERE.

* DUTY AVAILIBILTY - several members at the meeting said how its bullshit that new guys would have to wait for this benefit. What does Disability Dean fire back? 'Why is it important to stick up for the new guys on this but yet you have no problem with them getting shitty furlos" (if we stay with picking furlo by seniority). Obviously Dean forgets that seniority is one of the few things we have left on this job. It seems like hes helping do the citys bidding on taking that away from us.

CONTINUED.....

9/17/2014 02:08:00 AM  
Anonymous contract update said...

* WELLNESS PROGRAM - Both Dean and the attorneys really pushed how great not having to be in the Wellness Program is, how its some kind of big win for us, how it can save us $50 a month per covered person by not getting put into the program. The one attorney even said that he's in it cuz his wife is a city employee and how the city made $1.5 million last year charged to city employees not complying with the program. What they DIDNT TELL US is that civilians in this program have different rules/parameters than do what the police do. My sergeant is in it and says this is what he does/what we would have to do once a month: log in, answer a few questions about his diet, exercise habits etc. 2 minutes and done. Then once a year one of the citys 'doctors' calls you up and has a 7-10 minute discussion covering the same things. Best part? there is absolutely no way for the city to force you to 'get healthy' if your cholesterol is too high or you say you still smoke. You can lie on the monthly questionaire and they can't get you on a Rule 14 because its NOT an official department report. And they cant compare any kind of your (possibly one day) mandatory test results to your answers because we have protections under HIPAA. DON'T LET THEM TELL YOU THE WELLNESS PGM IS SOME KIND OF BOOGYMAN AND THAT ITS SOME KIND OF BIG WIN IF THEY KEEP US OUT OF IT BECAUSE BEING IN IT AINT SHIT. If youre too dumb to forget to check in on the computer monthly than you deserve to get hit with the $50 non compliance fee or whatever they call it.

BOTTOM LINE is they are really REALLY trying to sell this contract. The attorneys were good and explained alot of things well. But then again, thats what they get paid to do. They mentioned several times (in so many words) how "The Letter" set alot of these things in motion, not just the retro issue for that first year, such as that was a big part of the reason we're getting a contract last when we usally are the first ones to get it done.

* AMUSING PARTS OF MEETING - Disability Dean taking subtle shots at Danny Gorman alluding to him showing up at call outs "1/2 in the bag" or people that work up in the office as coming to work "late or 1/2 in the bag". Bill Dougherty showing up on duty in plain clothes - gee Bill you really musta made an impression in 022 to be working CD already, lol!!! The gay copper N.M. that got jammed for using his boyfriend on S/Ws years back took the mic and praised the negotiating team and promised that the whole 020 district is voting yes. Yeah OK, sure. I guess you owe them a plug for helping you keep your job and for throwing other POs under the bus with your past BS. FAVORITE PART HERE FOR YOU SCC!! Dean told us all to ignore the "haters" on the blog "spewing lies" about the contract. Seems you know better than everyone, huh Dean?

* FUCKED UP PART OF THE MEETING - Dean and the Boys made sure to leave the contract updates til the very end. What started out as a packed house with many people standing wound up to be a few dozen people present for what really mattered. They could have deviated from the regular course once they got past the Pledge of Allegiance and the reading of departed brothers and sisters but they didnt. Many many people had to leave before they got to the meat and potatos. I bet this was by design, just like they still dont know the date/location of the southside Town Hall meeting to discuss the contract.

THIS WAS A SNOW JOB BY FOP AND THE CITY. THEY HAVE SET THE STAGE TO TOTALLY SELL US OUT!!

9/17/2014 02:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boutique owner feels differently:

“We have a lot of police on the street and they’re good. It’s just they just pick a certain hour to do it and that’s what happen,” she said.
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/09/15/moncler-gold-coast-fashion-boutique-burglarized/

And why are people just now "worried" about Uptown gang violence?

9/17/2014 03:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somehow I read that as "a feral shooting in Uptown..."

9/17/2014 03:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I worked Uptown in the 60,70,80's it was a shooting gallery that rivaled any south or west side district I hear it's been a yuppie stronghold for a time but may be making a comeback huh Rham ? Garry?

9/17/2014 03:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The crappy hoods are still crappy and a bunch of the crappy-ness is moving to the less patrolled areas!" -- SCC

We have a new "paradigm" here.

The old "moving garbage back and forth" doesn't apply anymore. It's not a 1-for-1 proposition, like one less crime is committed in Englewood and one more is committed on the Gold Coast.

The "no-go" zones of the south and west sides are a worsening bloodbath, AND downtown and any remaining decent areas are becoming more dangerous -- all the way out to Indian Head Park and beyond.

That is quite an achievement.

9/17/2014 04:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess all those special cars and the 5 tact teams 019 has is not working. Tact teams are too busy locking up drinkers and pissers and when they cant find any they start going to your jobs for a quickie. Hey tact LT wake up. The watches are so short there was a backlog of jobs that were 6 hours old last weekend. Good way to keep the stats down victim gone= no crime

9/17/2014 04:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Emmanuel and Superintendent McCarthy are to blame. Their strategy is a one act play: lower the homicide rate. The Compstat dogma revolves around this singular thought too. To that end, ALL police assets are dedicated to that one goal.

Now any officer will tell you that 95% of these murders are gang and narcotic related. So that is where all the police assets go, to keep gang bangers from killing each other.

So what does this mean for the citizens, the taxpayers? You get nothing! Go downtown and get flash mobbed? Too bad. House gets broken into? Sorry. I-Phone ripped out of your hands on the "L" or street? Can't send someone because all our officers are in the high crime areas keeping dope dealers from shooting each other.

Mayor Emmanuel promised he would hire 1000 police officers. He lied. He did the exact opposite in fact. He scrubbed over 1000 from the budget. He hired Superintendent McCarthy who gave him cover and lies with him. "We have enough police". If that is true then McCarthy is a miserable Superintendent because he has mismanaged these officers and took them all away from patrol where they are needed, and put them into specialized Units to push his Compastat agenda. Either way they are both bad leaders and need to be replaced. Elections are looming. Educate your friends. This town deserves better.

9/17/2014 05:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Rosco said...

Yes, another night of Mexican independence day riots in 025. Two people shot, and one car burned. Funny how the news media never covers this alien nonsense..

9/17/2014 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we're going to start seeing some of the South and West Side window treatments. Can't wait to see the bars on the windows, should be great for the tourists! Thanks Rahm, keep cutting the police patrols..............

9/17/2014 07:08:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

4400 N. Magnolia? Isn't Magnolia what normal people call Racine? 4400 S. Racine---Industrial area. Used to be the Stockyards.

No homicides there.

9/17/2014 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At the union meeting yesterday there were two dicks from area north sitting up front. Does anyone know their names? I want to be sure they are never on a case of mine, what goofs. Although they were comical like Laurel and Hardy.

9/17/2014 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at this:
http://washingtonexaminer.com/poll-chicago-is-americas-most-dangerous-city/article/2553479

9/17/2014 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At some point you really have to wonder on how many cops it will take to keep this city under control or is it just a lost cause? I really don't blame the police officers for backing away from doing what has always been required to tame the urban beasts ( and I don't mean this in any racial way, but in a behavioral way). The liberals are quick to condemn any officer who just might raise his/her voice or grab someone. The cell phone cameras out there are quick to capture any signs of police toughness. So, what is left? Not much my friends. No police officer wants to lose their job or be suspended for trying to do the right thing. Chicago is far different from LA or NY and the crime problems are different as McCarthy has found out. So, the question still remains. How many cops will it take to tamp down the beast? I really do not think anyone knows the answer. Certainly much more then we have now.

9/17/2014 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard the craziness going on in 025 for Mexican Independence Day the last two nights? Complete chaos with cars being set on fire, 10-1s and 3 shootings. God bless you guys did a tremendous job.

9/17/2014 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope. More patrols will suffice.

9/17/2014 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City late again with Deferred Comp deposit. Deposits are usually in within a day or two of the payday, and yet there is no deposit and it's the 16th. Remember folks, (and peoples), that this deposit is from the 1st of the month check and the City is already holding onto it for 10-14 days. Guess they want to hold onto the employees money a few days longer to get more interest.

FUCK YOU to the City of Shitcago and an even BIGGER FUCK YOU to the 9.5 digit midget!

9/17/2014 12:24:00 AM

What does the contract with deferred comp read or say about the timing of the twice a month deposits? Would be interesting and if the city is late, action should be taken. What does deferred say about it? Just asking

9/17/2014 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank goodness we are getting 400 new squad cars. Too bad there aren't enough coppers to man them.

9/17/2014 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) fop was going to send out ballots but last Thursday but read the blog and had an "oh shit" moment and now fop says "2 weeks" to just send ballots as they try to push this contract. It's not great but voting yes as this is a about 2year deal until new contract is negotiated, right now this is the best we can get!

9/17/2014 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask yourself why FOP is pushing this solo hard? It can't be for the bs retro......

9/17/2014 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "entertainment" details spend all night in the bars flirting and posing for pictures with their handcuffs out. Useless.

9/17/2014 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ironically, Rahm-the-Inpaler has been taking the coppers from 19 and other areas where they're actually needed (and wanted), and shifting them to the West & South Sides, where they are are most definitely NOT wanted, nor really needed. You leave those shitholes alone long enough, it'll sort itself out, eventually.

This: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-three-held-in-roscoe-village-robbery-home-invasion-20140917-story.html
The brazenness! 1800 W Belmont? At 6pm? What the fuck is going on in this shitty city? Uptown, Lakeview, Lincoln Park...they can all just start to expect these types of things as the New Norm of the ballerino's regime. One can only hope they vote against his continued rule, and continued ruination, of Shitcago.

9/17/2014 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since the 019 and 023 merger, there has been a serious loss of manpower that has not been addressed by Rahm and Garry. Remember when Garry was at Lakeview High School before the merger saying the district would not lose any manpower? Bullshit! First thing that happened was police officers and supervisors were transferred. On the 3rd watch, they are so short manpower that beats 1934 and 1935 are each designated as wagons for transports. That means very little police coverage on those beats.

9/17/2014 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back all those officers detailed out of 019. The academy has 6 officers alone that are assigned to 019 but working at the academy. Details should be canceled and those officers should be put back in patrol in 019 where manpower is at a critical shortage at this point. Somebody is going to get hurt in 019 with all these policeman working by themselves.

9/17/2014 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not even get into the Tac team situation in 19. What a mess.

9/17/2014 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From each according to his means, to each according to his needs. The rich tax paying areas to affort and must give up their cops in order to police the poor areas who cannot afford cops. The rich areas can afford to hire private police, the poor peoples cannot. We are a compasionate city.

9/17/2014 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what we do in Bogota: We hire a guy with a big shotgun to walk the block, and when somebody tries to break into one of our houses, or a business, the guy lets loose. We are actually a lot safer than your residents here, despite what you have read in the papers about Colombia. We just have to take matters into our own hands. We don't rely on police. We don't need to. If we did, there wouldn't be enough of them to help us and they wouldn't be all that inclined to help us.

I'm not sure the current situation is so different. Don't you like to say that when seconds count, police are minutes away? I'll take private security over that any day. Those businesses have the money to hire an armed watchman and they should do it.

9/17/2014 10:01:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

This should make McJersy happy, he's getting what he's wanted: 'All Chicagoans get the same level of safety' --- the entire city is now a war zone. Oops.

["Crime Is Down"]

9/17/2014 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The uptown shooting was one mutt shooting another mutt. Yes, we need more cops for crime prevention, but this shooting is a poor example to hold up as a reason.

9/17/2014 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cappleman told me at a caps meeting that we do not need more police officers. He said crime is down, and the job is getti g done. He didn't care when I told him that the situation is dangerous for officers because of a lack of manpower and one man cars. He didn't care when I told him the best officers would bid out because of stress and work overload. He told me that as a social worker, he was not qualified to tell the superintendant how to allocate his man power. Be aware, he does not seem to be a friend of the working police officer.

9/17/2014 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/17/2014 02:30:00 AM

Thank you. That was a great summary.

And again, thanks to SCC for providing a forum that has done more to unite and inform the membership than anything else in FOP history.

9/17/2014 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know of only one copper in 020 that is voting yes for this b.s.contract. the majority are dead set against it. God help us..I got two years left....just answer calls,back each other up and go home. Thanks scc for being here.

9/17/2014 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well up here in 016 we are down 10 squad cars ........yep 10 squad cars .........with no end in sight. That's fine cause I get paid whether I get a car or not, for the real victims here are the over taxed citizens...,but hey like Alderman Mary " pothole" O'Connor says, " it's like that eveywhere" ......... Officers siting in the station or getting dropped off at their foot locations, we are going backwards but like I said, we get paid either way car or no car.......now Rahm comes out with a $20,000,000.00 funded police torture survivors fund to give alleged survivors of police torture free city college tuition and also cash settlement. Rahm is also going to erect around the city memorials to survivors of police torture, and they get a police torture survivor museum on the south side. Rahm must be pretty desperate to buy the black vote. Oh and this was passed by the city council with 25 aldermen voting yea along with Rahm. And our hero alderman Nick Sposatto voted along with it, nice going for a fireman, he's desperate to,win reelection too. And finally where's FOP on this. I mean $20,000,000.00 to fund survivors of alleged police torture and coppers sit in the station cause we have no squad cars to take out? We get a memorial we pay for that no one can see and the city is going to give $20,000,000.00 to alleged survivors of police torture? Listen people as they say in show biz, it's time to exit stage left...... Pathetic........

9/17/2014 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

15 years ago when I was in 023 (now 019) ALL the crap we dealt with was coming from 7500 to 9500 South and we had no manpower then.

I'm sure it must be ALOT worse now with even LESS manpower.

9/17/2014 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the city went to arbitration on the contract they would not only pay the retro but they would have to pay retro on ALL OVERTIME WORKED......this is why Rahm is acting like he's doing us a favor by giving us retro, don't buy his slight of hand trick......retro applies to ALL WAGES and that includes overtime and the city knows it......

9/17/2014 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
When I worked Uptown in the 60,70,80's it was a shooting gallery that rivaled any south or west side district I hear it's been a yuppie stronghold for a time but may be making a comeback huh Rham ? Garry?

9/17/2014 03:52:00 AM

Uptown is a violent place. I remember several years ago when I was working days in 019 in the middle of winter some UC cop maybe from narcotics or 023 was doing surveillance and witnessed a multiple shooting with one dead in broad daylight in uptown. I believe they caught the shooter immediately. Now we merged and it's still violent.

9/17/2014 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So McGee was taken to Advocate Masonic, but that is not a tier 1 for CPD under the new contract. Nice, some shit bum gets better hospital choices than we do

9/17/2014 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guy renting high end bicycles from addison and lake shore drive was burglarized and ripped off last weekend. Second time this summer. One more rip off and he is done. He thinks he knows who did it, but when they make the arrest, it won't do anything for him. His insurance company is probably done with him by now.

9/17/2014 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

City Hall should pass laws against murder and burglary.

9/17/2014 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would take years to begin hiring like we did in the 90's and restore the rank and file in the decimated districts. Not to mention the three districts, and two areas that were closed outright.
IMHO...

9/17/2014 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The City late again with Deferred Comp deposit. Deposits are usually in within a day or two of the payday, and yet there is no deposit and it's the 16th. Remember folks, (and peoples), that this deposit is from the 1st of the month check and the City is already holding onto it for 10-14 days. Guess they want to hold onto the employees money a few days longer to get more interest.

FUCK YOU to the City of Shitcago and an even BIGGER FUCK YOU to the 9.5 digit midget!

9/17/2014 12:24:00 AM


Wait until you are retired and try to take money out. My wife is in TIA-CREFF and they get a withdrawal done real quick. Nationwide takes two weeks at least.

I was calling them daily. Nationwide is not on our side.

9/17/2014 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5 tact teams , fop better send to of the team back to patrol in uniform . We could use some help in 22 .

9/17/2014 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everything the above contract poster said was true. I was sitting near the front.

9/17/2014 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If the city went to arbitration on the contract they would not only pay the retro but they would have to pay retro on ALL OVERTIME WORKED......this is why Rahm is acting like he's doing us a favor by giving us retro, don't buy his slight of hand trick......retro applies to ALL WAGES and that includes overtime and the city knows it......

If the city went to arbitration,we would not have gotten retro for the first year. Letter was a big thing FOP tried with the labor board and one other agency,lost both times.

9/17/2014 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How could 19 be short police , rumor is 19 has 5 tactical teams , put those texticle officers back in a beat car .

9/17/2014 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The City late again with Deferred Comp deposit. Deposits are usually in within a day or two of the payday, and yet there is no deposit and it's the 16th. Remember folks, (and peoples), that this deposit is from the 1st of the month check and the City is already holding onto it for 10-14 days. Guess they want to hold onto the employees money a few days longer to get more interest.

FUCK YOU to the City of Shitcago and an even BIGGER FUCK YOU to the 9.5 digit midget!

9/17/2014 12:24:00 AM

What does the contract with deferred comp read or say about the timing of the twice a month deposits? Would be interesting and if the city is late, action should be taken. What does deferred say about it? Just asking

9/17/2014 08:20:00 AM

City has 30 days by law to deposit those funds. Meanwhile they sit on it and collect interest. Don't like it? Ask FOP to do something about it. See if they can talk the city into giving us 1/2 the interest towards our pension. Hahaha, yea right, like that'll ever happen!!!! You sorry idiots can't look past that retro check that FLOP had their attorneys dangle over your heads at the meeting.

9/17/2014 07:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's what these "upscale stores" get or letting hoodlums come in and "spoke to them," starting with Barney's of New York. Barney's is now out of business and the rest should join them in bankruptcy hell.

9/17/2014 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous 10-99. coming from Harlem and Talcott said...

The "entertainment" details spend all night in the bars flirting and posing for pictures with their handcuffs out. Useless.

9/17/2014 08:55:00 AM

How wrong you are, my friend. An "elite" EVT member didn't pull a VRI and ask for a paper car, he/she/it did it themselves for once. Perhaps a new (8.5 hour) day...

9/17/2014 07:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares...let the city burn. That's what the little raccoon that resides at 4228 N Hermitage wants anyway...

9/17/2014 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
When I worked Uptown in the 60,70,80's it was a shooting gallery that rivaled any south or west side district I hear it's been a yuppie stronghold for a time but may be making a comeback huh Rham ? Garry?

9/17/2014 03:52:00 AM

Uptown is a violent place. I remember several years ago when I was working days in 019 in the middle of winter some UC cop maybe from narcotics or 023 was doing surveillance and witnessed a multiple shooting with one dead in broad daylight in uptown. I believe they caught the shooter immediately. Now we merged and it's still violent.

9/17/2014 11:30:00 AM


I worked that day. A shithead walked up to a van and fired into it, killing one. The cop (023) called it in as it was happening. Shithead ran to one of the apartment buildings and disappeared up some stairs. They got him very soon after. Very good how it went down, UC cop witnesses a murder and calls it in and the shooter is in custody within minutes,

And the passenger I imagine pulled the usual, "I didn't see nothing and I don't want to prosecute." Actually I am not sure of that but it would not surprise me. That is what they get for not working a job and supporting their family. Too much time on their hands. Idle hands are the devil's workshop Sister Mary Catherine used to say.

Sometimes timing is everything.

9/17/2014 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
If the city went to arbitration on the contract they would not only pay the retro but they would have to pay retro on ALL OVERTIME WORKED......this is why Rahm is acting like he's doing us a favor by giving us retro, don't buy his slight of hand trick......retro applies to ALL WAGES and that includes overtime and the city knows it......

9/17/2014 11:16:00 AM


Just remember, 2012 would not be in front of the arbitrator. That was lost by Shields letter.

9/17/2014 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Ironically, Rahm-the-Inpaler has been taking the coppers from 19 and other areas where they're actually needed (and wanted), and shifting them to the West & South Sides, where they are are most definitely NOT wanted, nor really needed. You leave those shitholes alone long enough, it'll sort itself out, eventually.

This: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-three-held-in-roscoe-village-robbery-home-invasion-20140917-story.html
The brazenness! 1800 W Belmont? At 6pm? What the fuck is going on in this shitty city? Uptown, Lakeview, Lincoln Park...they can all just start to expect these types of things as the New Norm of the ballerino's regime. One can only hope they vote against his continued rule, and continued ruination, of Shitcago.

9/17/2014 09:16:00 AM


Maybe someone in 019 can drop some flyers for Article 2 in Lombard and their concealed carry classes through the mail slot for those people. One Glock with a 17 round magazine and there would be three less shitbags draining our criminal justice system.

9/17/2014 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Up north from Uptown to Rogers Park, we have very little manpower to spare. The beast knows this and this explains how you can execute your target at 11am. We are so very short of manpower and also at the mercy of the beast. Wake up RAHM, the big taxpayers will NOT tolerate this much longer.

9/17/2014 08:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Silly sock monkey aldermen and their election year antics.
My story;
Called for police on a rare disturbance last week in far NW corner of 016, nothing too rowdy, just a stumble bum drunkard. Beat car shows up, a 99 unit, few minutes later his backup shows up, also 99. No big deal, good response for probably a 1A dispatch, 5-F. Just imagine, had this been an all out mob brawl or something violent, these 99 units would have had a tough time for awhile. Job well done, thank you guys.

• Q: Why are midnight cars still riding one man?
Think the rahm-puppet 41st Alderman would dare demand Rahm hire more police in 016?
Think the 016 DC gives a shit either?
Who at 35th St. HQ reads these daily watch lineups sheets and approves of 1-man units anywhere in this City?

9/17/2014 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just heard some disturbing news from Area South. Sgt RM is going to Northwestern Public Safety Management School....what a joke. Merit Sgt who doesn't know what probable cause is....brought to Detective Division where he is way over his head. Then says he believed Ferguson MO was a racially motivated incident. Proof positive this job is circling the bowl.

9/17/2014 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enough about the RETRO already!

9/17/2014 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pull my finger.

9/17/2014 11:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why no mention anywhere about the Mexicans celebrating their independence by throwing bottles at the police on Cicero in 025??? Had all of 025 there with help from 014 and 015 because it got so out of hand. 3 separate shootings in a matter of minutes in 025 all related to the celebration. Media? Activists? Anyone??

9/18/2014 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think everyone is in agreement this city needs new leadership we've had enough of democrats but the repub party won't put up a potential candidate it's time for a change the city is going under and all the previous mayors and this one care about is metal eggs school programs that never work and a dislike for Police that dates back to the 60&70's.

9/18/2014 04:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gosh...3 whole murders in Uptown in one year, so far. I can think of a whole lot of districts (and suburbs) that would love those stats.

9/18/2014 05:23:00 AM  
Blogger Tina Trent said...

I wonder how many people were shot in Chicago as PERF met there to collectively throw cops under the bus for police shootings. From the Reuters article, PERF, the highly politicized Chiefs of Police "research" foundation, has apparently been hard at work on a strategy to further endanger and scapegoat street cops:

"Protests over the Ferguson shooting were fed by anger that the police withheld information about the officer involved and details of the incident.

The chiefs said that they had to lead a cultural shift in policing - emphasizing the importance of de-escalating potentially violent situations - that is often resisted by the rank and file who fear appearing soft on crime."

and

"The chiefs said that even though a police shooting might be ruled justifiable under law, they had to hold officers to higher moral and ethical standards to satisfy the community.

"All it takes is one that doesn't do the right thing, and we need to step up and separate that officer from employment and pursue criminal charges. We had a frank discussion about the leadership it takes to do that," said [Dallas Police Chief David] Brown."

Disturbing stuff.

9/18/2014 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So let me get this straight...Your tax dollars are going to provide for the lavish compensation of an inadequate or should I say incompetent bureaucrat that is called a Superintendent? Really!?! So why do you continue to pay taxes?

9/18/2014 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City late again with Deferred Comp deposit. Deposits are usually in within a day or two of the payday, and yet there is no deposit and it's the 16th. Remember folks, (and peoples), that this deposit is from the 1st of the month check and the City is already holding onto it for 10-14 days. Guess they want to hold onto the employees money a few days longer to get more interest.

FUCK YOU to the City of Shitcago and an even BIGGER FUCK YOU to the 9.5 digit midget!

9/17/2014 12:24:00 AM

What does the contract with deferred comp read or say about the timing of the twice a month deposits? Would be interesting and if the city is late, action should be taken. What does deferred say about it? Just asking

9/17/2014 08:20:00 AM

City has 30 days by law to deposit those funds. Meanwhile they sit on it and collect interest. Don't like it? Ask FOP to do something about it. See if they can talk the city into giving us 1/2 the interest towards our pension. Hahaha, yea right, like that'll ever happen!!!! You sorry idiots can't look past that retro check that FLOP had their attorneys dangle over your heads at the meeting.

If the city has 30 days by law to deposit the funds, how can you complain that they are 10-14 days late. They have 30 days. Nothing hard about that.

9/18/2014 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

City has 30 days by law to deposit those funds. Meanwhile they sit on it and collect interest. Don't like it? Ask FOP to do something about it. See if they can talk the city into giving us 1/2 the interest towards our pension. Hahaha, yea right, like that'll ever happen!!!! You sorry idiots can't look past that retro check that FLOP had their attorneys dangle over your heads at the meeting.

If the city has 30 days by law to deposit the funds, how can you complain that they are 10-14 days late. They have 30 days. Nothing hard about that.

9/18/2014 04:03:00 PM


What, another guy with the "sitting on it and collect interest" crap? Right. Bank interest rates are now at .15% That is not 15% or 1.5% but .15%

Fifteen hundredths of one percent. That's eighty-five hundredths of one percent less than one percent.

Let's carry that a step further to see how much of a fortune the city is collecting as they collect all that interest as you suggest.

How about if we assume that the amount deposited on one of two paydays a month is $10,000,000.00 or ten million bucks twice a month.

I don't know if that is accurate but let's use that for now.

,15% of ten million bucks is $15,000.00 Fifteen thousand dollars. Per annum, per year, and of course it doesn't sit there a year, it sits no longer than 30 days, normally not even that long.

Even if there is ten million in there twice a month rolling over twice a month so that the average amount in there over a year is ten million, that means the city is collecting the princely sum of $15,000 dollars a year on ten million bucks. If it is as much as one hundred million, multiply the fifteen thousand by ten, that comes out to $150,000, one hundred and fifty thousand bucks. A year.

Yup, they must be doing that, screwing you out of your portion of that interest.

I don't think so but to make you and the ""sitting on it and collecting interest" believers, I will agree and presume you are correct.

Goddamn cheap City! Give us our deferred comp money on payday, not the 30 days allowed by law but immediately.

By the way, all that deferred comp money is a city owned asset until you start withdrawing it. Lump sum or monthly or whatever. It isn't yours. You elected to defer that compansation and also defer the taxes on it until some later date when you retire or resign from the city employ.

So actually, even if the city is sitting on all that money collecting interest before they deposit it all in your name with Nationwide, it is their money. They can do that legally as long as it is paid to Nationwide within 30 days.

9/19/2014 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a resident of Rogers Park. Anyone able to give me insights into state of the 24th? How many cops have we lost? Is anyone working on the "problem buildings" as our aldercreature claims?

9/20/2014 11:11:00 AM  

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