Tuesday, October 21, 2014

::ZOOM:: What was That?

  • The city of Chicago is blowing through its allotted police overtime budget for the second year in a row as Mayor Rahm Emanuel continues to grapple with high levels of violent crime, officials said Monday.

    Budget Director Alexandra Holt told aldermen during the first day of budget hearings that the city expects to spend up to $95 million on police overtime this year. That’s $23 million more than the $72 million set aside for this year.

    Last year, the city ended up spending more than $100 million on police overtime after estimating it would spend $32 million.
Also revealed - no hiring next year. We think they're trying to say the force will remain static, hiring will equal retiring at some level, but reality often doesn't reflect these lofty promises, as evidenced by Rahm's empty promise of hiring a thousand officers and then "shifting" them outdoors for the time it takes to forget the last news cycle.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police are super expensive to hire and maintain. Da Mayor is doing his best.

10/21/2014 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

17 is busy tonight because of an retaliation drive by three hit last weekend. One in the head. Irving Park and Francisco. Next year 2015 will be double the O.T. amount. Out of control fucking animal mother fuckers.

10/21/2014 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the part of the article that made me chuckle:

..."Nevertheless, police force staffing is expected to remain steady next year at about 12,500 sworn officers"...


Now THAT number is fucking funny!

10/21/2014 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good dont hire anymore police officers. More vri $ woo!!

10/21/2014 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Hiring....Anybody surprised by that?
No one should be surprised when the Homicide and Violent crime rate rises a little next year.
The band plays on while Society Devolves, and Rome burns.
Did anybody see that debate betweeen pat Quinn, and Bruce Rauner?
I rest my case.

10/21/2014 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Fioretti doesn't start running adds with this info immediately, then he doesn't deserve to win (personally, I think he's going to get trounced, but it fun to dream).

10/21/2014 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgt promotions put on hold to summer or fall of 2015. Coming from the fifth floor. "Do more with less."

10/21/2014 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Clay Marrow said...

So Sgt. T.B. will deny lunches to beat cars, the reason being that there are too many cars down on jobs. But he will have 5 cars down on a "wolf pack" mission all night. Please, who ever this guys clout is, move him from 011 to somewhere he won't have to supervise officers. He has easily overtaken Sgts J.T. and A.Z. as the worst 011 had ever seen.

10/21/2014 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous The Ides of March said...

OT: To Evergreen PD

Dear Sgt,

Thank you much for the courtesy at 99/Kedzie. Sorry to have disturbed you. Stay safe.

Sincerely,

The Friendly Stranger in the Black Sedan

10/21/2014 03:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

No amopunt of law enforcement leadership without the requisite human resources and logistical support will begin to turn around Fillmore, Englewood, or 005. Even if you had a full strength police department with a matching budget it would not be able to overcome structural inequities in our society, the "No Snitch Culture", and the last five generations born in those areas being imbued with a deep sense of resentment/victimization, flawed societal values, and a view of the police as an occupying army. Not even Northside or any of his homies could make an impact on the crime we see and the daily contempt we face working in the badlands, which now even include Cragin and other parts of 016. The rot started during the Reagan years folks!

10/21/2014 04:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a single question from Fioretti at the budget hearing.
The Budget director, CFO, and Comptroller were presenting at the hearing and not one question from the guy. He is bullshit.
Appears Rahm is unoppossed.

10/21/2014 05:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful. Another year of VRI and VRE. Yeah, I know, the money is good but there is going to a critical burnout level reached at some point and someone will pay dearly for it. And it won't be Rahm and McStreetlights.

10/21/2014 05:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about all those guys hired in the big classes of 86 who are maxing out?

10/21/2014 05:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I always say. This is what we get for NOT sticking together. I am so glad Im KMA.

10/21/2014 05:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
17 is busy tonight because of an retaliation drive by three hit last weekend. One in the head. Irving Park and Francisco. Next year 2015 will be double the O.T. amount. Out of control fucking animal mother fuckers.

10/21/2014 12:33:00 AM

STFU you 5 year idiot lol

10/21/2014 05:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such a waste of taxpayer money protecting the ghetto !

10/21/2014 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't hire more coppers. The money money is needed for raises the alderman will vote themselves for the fine job they are doing.

10/21/2014 06:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Sgt. T.B. will deny lunches to beat cars, the reason being that there are too many cars down on jobs. But he will have 5 cars down on a "wolf pack" mission all night. Please, who ever this guys clout is, move him from 011 to somewhere he won't have to supervise officers. He has easily overtaken Sgts J.T. and A.Z. as the worst 011 had ever seen.

10/21/2014

Start putting in slips for those denied lunches and I can guarantee you he'll stop denying them real quick.

10/21/2014 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
SCC,

No amopunt of law enforcement leadership without the requisite human resources and logistical support will begin to turn around Fillmore, Englewood, or 005. Even if you had a full strength police department with a matching budget it would not be able to overcome structural inequities in our society, the "No Snitch Culture", and the last five generations born in those areas being imbued with a deep sense of resentment/victimization, flawed societal values, and a view of the police as an occupying army. Not even Northside or any of his homies could make an impact on the crime we see and the daily contempt we face working in the badlands, which now even include Cragin and other parts of 016. The rot started during the Reagan years folks!

10/21/2014 04:09:00 AM
Although No one is as expert as you on the subject, I seem to remember a time in the late 80's, early 90's, when for the first time in history, and at the beginning of the "crack" cocaine era, crime was actually reduced in the 011th district. Not just one period either. We had good Policemen/women that worked hard and had fun doing it. No crying and bitching about bad bosses on blogs like little bitches! But we did have commanders who backed up their people even if it was to help their own careers. It all ended when the commanders got promoted and forgot about all their workers.

10/21/2014 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Worries. Lotta coppers will drop VRI, now that retro checks are on deck.

10/21/2014 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those VRI guys are useless. A car parked on the street in a box. What's really bad, you'll get a call near them and they say nothing. No disreguard, to a job with nothing going on.

10/21/2014 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police are super expensive to hire and maintain. Da Mayor is doing his best.

Doing his best at what? Carrying on the Daley Legacy? If that's the case, then he's doing a great job!

As far as being "super sensitive" to hiring and maintaining the staff levels, how about when it takes a unit 40 mins to answer your 911 call when you come home to find you've been burglarized? Or how about when you just got home from the grocery store and you left your car running while you lugged the groceries into your home. Then come out to find it gone?

Staffing levels affect everyone. Probably more the average citizen than me. I'll just go from job to job. I'll still collect my pay check, enjoy my furlough time and work as much of VRI that I could get. Then in 2 years put my paper work in and realize ONE of my life's dreams........looking at this city in my rear view mirror as I move OUT of Chicago, Cook County, IL.

10/21/2014 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Good dont hire anymore police officers. More vri $ woo!!

10/21/2014 01:06:00 AM

Less money in the pension. Woo!!

Idiot.

10/21/2014 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this mean overtime at airports will be back? Hope so that's the reason I came here!

10/21/2014 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All part of getting a " Pension " deal through the legislature.

10/21/2014 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lunch denied in 011! Put in a time due slip for overtime! Fuck that sgt. My stomach comes before the animals in 011 District! Grow some balls Office!

10/21/2014 07:59:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

>>>> 'Mayor Rahm Emanuel continues to grapple with high levels of violent crime, officials said Monday. ~~~snip~~~ The number of murders have come down this year, but shootings are up and some South and West side neighborhoods continue to be plagued by violence.' <<<<

Huh?!? High levels of violent crime. Neighborhoods plagued by violence'. Now what happened to 'Crime Is Down' and Tiny Dancer's & McPhonyStat's other pet phrase; 'Violent Crime Is At **HISTORIC** Lows.'???

You can't have it both ways. Not even in Chicago.

10/21/2014 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) you can vote early like many that voted or did not vote for contract an opportunity to vote early! Who is better for us Quinn or rauner and why?

http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/early-voting.html

10/21/2014 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No new hires , 61 years old and enjoy the VRI money , raise mandatory retirement to 66 .
We need blue shirts not more sergeants With new technology like GPS , one sergeant can supervise a district with help from the dispatcher or xo to clear units that dog jobs , leave city to eat. Drink coffee , hide in station . We need supervisors that do the job. A working P.O. Sick of the dogs and useless merit sergeants afraid to supervise . When was the last time a Captain /XO monitored GPS and cleared a unit .

10/21/2014 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Det class?

10/21/2014 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just about everyone loves the extra OT money they make. That's why everyone puts in for it. Hiring more police will just make all the OT disappear.

10/21/2014 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the part of the article that made me chuckle:

..."Nevertheless, police force staffing is expected to remain steady next year at about 12,500 sworn officers"...

Dont think too many people expected police staffing to rise above the budgeted amount. With that 550 million due for the pension we were lucky he will replace the 500 or so sworn members retiring. Think the budget director was off by about 300 with the budgeted strength being closer to 12,200.

10/21/2014 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clay Marrow said...
So Sgt. T.B. will deny lunches to beat cars, the reason being that there are too many cars down on jobs. But he will have 5 cars down on a "wolf pack" mission all night. Please, who ever this guys clout is, move him from 011 to somewhere he won't have to supervise officers. He has easily overtaken Sgts J.T. and A.Z. as the worst 011 had ever seen.

10/21/2014 01:43:00 AM

This is what you get when you have someone who has never actually been the police trying to play catch-up. See, he has to act like he knows what he's doing so the bosses don't discover that he is absolutely useless. You just have to love a guy that never really was "the police" because they worked in slow districts or were hidden in cush spot and now that they made Sgt. got dumped in a shitty district and have to put on the facade of knowing how to handle things they've never handled in their lives. This is where the phrase "clueless boss" comes from. Don't worry, guys like him step on their own dicks eventually. All you have to do to break him is to not jump through hoops for him on his stupid Wolfpack missions. Man up and come in with zeros. Learn how to play the game Junior and quit being afraid of these useless bastards because they wear a white shirt. And for the record he is nowhere near risen to the level of jagoff that Tricky or Dubs have gotten to. But he sure is on his way isn't he?

10/21/2014 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come no press ask the mayor or the sup why at the very beginning McG said that no additional police or OT was needed, he needed to realign the troops. But of course that is never brought up. Great press work.

10/21/2014 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop working VRI.

10/21/2014 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They can't blow through the budget if you idiots stop working overtime.then they have to hire, smarten up.

10/21/2014 09:13:00 AM  
Blogger I Voted For Obama said...

Shuffle those cards.

10/21/2014 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The rot started during the Reagan years folks!"

Actually, the rot began with LBJ's "Great Society." You remember LBJ? The guy who just before he signed civil rights legislation said, "I'll have those N's voting Democrat for the next 200 years." Google it if you doubt.

You put fresh diapers on a baby and what happens? He shits in them. Over and over until the baby grows up and learns to not shit them.

For a lot of reasons, many if not most of them brought on by the Great Society, the baby is still shitting in his diapers and then looking to Democrat politicians to change them.

Thanks, LBJ.

10/21/2014 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember about a year and a half ago our Commander stopped allowing officers to work Rahm's Safe Passage for OT.
Said it came from HQ that OT is going to be restricted.
Is this what they consider restricting??
The floodgates are wide open and the department is hemmoraging money to try and deal with our drastic understaffing.

10/21/2014 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 years 10 months to go of my sentence to 29 years and 1 day!

GO AWAY!

10/21/2014 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10-hour days city-wide in patrol starting 2016.

Staffing problem solved (delayed).

12-hour days in 2018?

10/21/2014 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT but here's more evidence of media bias and under-reporting of crime in the river north area:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-chicago-shootings-violence-20141021-story.html

Buried in this article, in just one sentence, "man shot in the 100 block of East Ohio." right at the Magnificent Mile, Michigan Avenue, site to probably the biggest concentration of tourists to the Chiraqistan.

10/21/2014 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not even Northside or any of his homies could make an impact on the crime we see and the daily contempt we face working in the badlands, which now even include Cragin and other parts of 016. The rot started during the Reagan years folks!

10/21/2014 04:09:00 AM

"Not even Northside"? Please let's not make him out to be some kind of supercop because he knows how to write a story well.

10/21/2014 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No hiring means no new people contributing to pension, folks.

Rahm and Rauner intend to accelerate the rush towards bankruptcy.

After Rauner relieves Rahm of his pension obligation, the target date for bankruptcy of the police pension is 2020. Earlier if the market takes a big hit.

10/21/2014 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD = Chicago's Political Disfunction

10/21/2014 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not going to change either. The election(s)in the bag...."State Representative Candidate Jim Moynihan (R-56), was shocked today when he tried to cast a vote for himself and the voting machine cast it for his opponent instead. “While early voting at the Schaumburg Public Library today, I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” said Moynihan.

LOL, i was taught that it was bad form to Vote for yourself & our elite Varsity Insane Clown Posse Alinskites evidently agree.

Anyway, like I mentioned the elite has the election sewn up "by any means necessary"....they know what's good for'ya.

Take your Medicine

10/21/2014 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Sgt. T.B. will deny lunches to beat cars, the reason being that there are too many cars down on jobs. But he will have 5 cars down on a "wolf pack" mission all night. Please, who ever this guys clout is, move him from 011 to somewhere he won't have to supervise officers. He has easily overtaken Sgts J.T. and A.Z. as the worst 011 had ever seen.

The cars on the "wolf pack" mission are mission team cars. Per the commander, they don't answer radio jobs. The wolf pack mission is ordered every day by LT HM. The Sgt has no choice. The Lt was also the one that decided too many people are taking lunch at the same time, and when things are too busy. The sgt is following the lt's orders to deny lunches if that happens. To put someone in the same category as JT or AZ because you got told to wait for your lunch is ridiculous. JT and AZ are the worst sgts I have ever encountered on the job. Not to mention that they are just bad people. Maybe you need to cut the new guy some slack. He can't really refuse the lt's orders.

10/21/2014 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont worry, we can pay for it with redlight and speed cameras..oops..no we cant. Lets balance the broken budget by nickel and diming the citizenery. Nice one. Instead how about we gain more tax revenue by doing something about the square miles and miles of urban wasteland. Ya, know, attract jobs and people who want to work them instead of huge swaths of the south and west side being one step above "The Road Warrior" with out all the sand.

Instead of your little rant of telling the bangers to take it to the alley, how about take your shit and go! And frankly my Dear I dont give a damn where, I hear Florida is nice. Seriously, how many world class cities have to have such nonsense as Safe Passage?

Lets compare tax revenue for the 2 blocks of Northwest Highway to 2 miles of Ogden. Storefront churches, nail salons and LINK marts just aint footing the bill. But you cant do that, thats racist! GFY!! That word gets yelled so much it makes The Boy who Cried Wolf akin to Paul Revere. I'd rather live next to "gentrified" gainfully employed yups than the extended family whose extended family comes over on weekends and decorates the alley with pitchforks.

Your Great Chicago Fire Fizzle wasnt a failure, it was poetic irony for Chicago 2014, all that was missing was your fiddle

10/21/2014 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seiser Loves it

10/21/2014 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the academy has classes going through right now or are they ghost classes? No hiring should mean less people working in the academy then right?

10/21/2014 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They have skimmed over 300 million off the police budget in past years by not hiring.
For every 100 officers they do not hire, thats another ten million in their pockets.
Right now, we are about 3000 officers short. What happened to that money?
I'm paying high taxes and getting lesst protecion and service.

10/21/2014 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

promote some evidence techs!

10/21/2014 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The public should be outraged at the lack of hiring! The CPD is at a dangerous level.

10/21/2014 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police are super expensive to hire and maintain. Da Mayor is doing his best.

Not anywhere near as expensive to maintain aldermen!

10/21/2014 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Set your DVRs, the Superintendent will be on Comcast the Kap&Haugh show some time between 9am-12pm on Wed. morning should be interesting to hear from the boss.

10/21/2014 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Bond set said...

7 million dollar bond for the police hater who shot two McHenry County Deputies. What a difference 45 miles can make. Judges who support the police.

10/21/2014 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: VRI - have you ever seen how that OT money is spend and what you get for it?

NOTHING! most of those working VRI are there for only the money NOT the police work.
Signed: retired supervisor

10/21/2014 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Voluntary District Overtime Initiative!(V.D.O.I.)P.O.s can work o.t. on their r.d.o. in their district. This properly staffs district. Eliminates raps. increase safety. decreases crime. allows for time due....etc.

They are already letting mission teams and guys on midnights work it........lets do it right! by seniority.

10/21/2014 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Police dont cost the City money Shit heads cost the City money.

10/21/2014 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP

Next contract overtime pensionable!!!

paint the city in corner either hire or pay us more for doing more.

Even through a bone to the city by letting officers acrue the pensionable overtime after 5 years when the hard chargers slow down.

by the way when is the next letter due from the FOP telling the city we want a contract???
Must be a certain day.

10/21/2014 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What was Casper ( the ghost ) doing in the Lt's office?

10/21/2014 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 1985 through 1987 a substantial number of the current officers were hired by this Department. At 29 and a day, all that are left will flee. They despise the Superintendent and the politics of the Department. There is no plan for hiring the thousands that will leave. There is no test in the works, no great list to work from. The Detective Division, a position that needs a lot of experience to do well, will be hardest hit.

We are exhausting Special Employment lists for overtime. Have you ever seen this many "extensions" put out for overtime before? Coppers are getting tired of working their days off. You cannot run a Department on overtime. McCarthy will be gone. The next guy is in for some serious trouble.

A good reporter would ask the Mayor about this, preferably in front of a camera. I'd like to see his head explode.

10/21/2014 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10 sector in 22 is bigger than englewood and has three beat cars . Englewood has 15 beat cars , 5 tactical cars , a wagon , officers working their day off on patrol , CTA police checking trains , narcotics unit and crime through the roof . I bet the real estate tax collected in englewood is less than a third of the 20 sector in 22 .

10/21/2014 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those VRI guys are useless. A car parked on the street in a box. What's really bad, you'll get a call near them and they say nothing. No disreguard, to a job with nothing going on.

10/21/2014 07:10:00 AM

They are not the police! Guarantee you try are house mouses or dog asses that simply do the minimum in order to qualify for VRI. They should not set minimums, but make it where they take the top percentage from each district based on all activity (number of jobs run, tickets, arrests, etc...) give the busier districts a leg up as they are the working police anyway. Too many old dogs showing up to sleep and watch movies at VRI.

10/21/2014 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does someone who works at mass transit or city halls details qualify for VRI!???? Desk personnel and school officers??!! SOMETHING DEFINATELY STINKS

10/21/2014 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Good dont hire anymore police officers. More vri $ woo!!

10/21/2014 01:06:00 AM

Less money in the pension. Woo!!

Idiot.

10/21/2014 07:35:00 AM

For once and for all, will the ill informed dregs please come the understanding that the amount of money in the pension program has no bearing on the amount of money the city of Chicago is required by law to pay you, So these arguments that working VRI, CTA and overtime are some how hurting the pension is utterly baseless. Now go back to avoiding police work and blowing off jobs, dumbfuck. And by the way, the department pays for a college education, so at least go to a junior college and learn something about economics or accounting so this argument can fall to the wayside.

10/21/2014 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

VRI burnout? Have you never worked a real job? Boy oh boy, I worked 5 days in a row! You can only work a maximum of 3 VRI days per month and if working that little bit of overtime burns you out, either you're a dork or very busy with your home life and if you're that busy with the home front, you need to NOT work VRI.

10/21/2014 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuckin 10g made more last weekend then I did workin VRI for 2 years, Although I just sat in car and watched movies on my off day. Don't leave the box. Yes sir. LOL

10/21/2014 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

No hiring means no new people contributing to pension, folks.

Anonymous said...

Stop working VRI.

Anonymous said...

They can't blow through the budget if you idiots stop working overtime.then they have to hire, smarten up.

10/21/2014 09:13:00 AM

Rahm and Rauner intend to accelerate the rush towards bankruptcy.

After Rauner relieves Rahm of his pension obligation, the target date for bankruptcy of the police pension is 2020. Earlier if the market takes a big hit.

10/21/2014 09:56:00 AM

If most of these P.O's were told they can work 2 extra days VRI a month but they won't be receiving a pension 65% would say okay!

It's over and Rahm knows it!

10/21/2014 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous "the green-eyed monster" said...

9:54 AM

Your HATRED and JEALOUSY of NorthSide is transparent.

10/21/2014 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Set your DVRs, the Superintendent will be on Comcast the Kap&Haugh show some time between 9am-12pm on Wed. morning should be interesting to hear from the boss.

10/21/2014 12:04:00 PM

Bruce Springsteen will be on, too?
Cool.

10/21/2014 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Not going to change either. The election(s)in the bag...."State Representative Candidate Jim Moynihan (R-56), was shocked today when he tried to cast a vote for himself and the voting machine cast it for his opponent instead. “While early voting at the Schaumburg Public Library today, I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” said Moynihan.

LOL, i was taught that it was bad form to Vote for yourself & our elite Varsity Insane Clown Posse Alinskites evidently agree.

Anyway, like I mentioned the elite has the election sewn up "by any means necessary"....they know what's good for'ya.

Take your Medicine

10/21/2014 10:11:00 AM

So, if you don't believe in yourself and think you're worthy of the vote, doesn't that pretty much say EVERYONE should vote for your opponent?
Bad form? Really? You vote for the candidate you believe in. If you don't believe in yourself as a candidate, you had no business running for office in the first place.

10/21/2014 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They have skimmed over 300 million off the police budget in past years by not hiring.
For every 100 officers they do not hire, thats another ten million in their pockets.
Right now, we are about 3000 officers short. What happened to that money?
I'm paying high taxes and getting lesst protecion and service.

Where do you come up with this bullshit. 3000 officer short? Once you say something stupid like that no one reads any further

10/21/2014 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a unfunny feeling the Democrats "October Suprise" is going to be the Grand Jury exoneration of Darren Wilson and the Dept of Justice shortly after, charging Wilson with a Civil Rights Violation to invigorate the Black Electorate in Nov. The Dems are desperate and setting the country on fire is their only hope.

10/21/2014 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officers can help with the OT by not arresting anyone and not working Special Employment of any kind.

10/21/2014 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous 011 2nd Watch DOG said...

Anonymous said...
Re: VRI - have you ever seen how that OT money is spend and what you get for it?

NOTHING! most of those working VRI are there for only the money NOT the police work.
Signed: retired supervisor

10/21/2014 12:35:00 PM
No kidding!!! It's my day off, why the hell would I ever even think of doing police work? I got my iPad loaded with movies or hit the local red box to enjoy a few flicks. It's all about the money, never about the work.
765B

10/21/2014 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right back at you. VRI should only use police officers and have them report to district supervisors if they wanted to save money. Useless supervisors DO NOTHING at VRI except leave the zones for long lunches and collect checks for doing nothing.

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Re: VRI - have you ever seen how that OT money is spend and what you get for it?

NOTHING! most of those working VRI are there for only the money NOT the police work.
Signed: retired supervisor

10/21/2014 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey old guys , please start retiring, i need to bid outta the southside, my feet hurt from running after dudes and fingers got blisters from typing reports that the lazy dogs should've done except they were sitting on a noise disturbance for 3hrs , on the brightside i get all my VRI activity in a day :)

10/21/2014 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off-topic but buried in this article about a lawsuit filed by the city's legislative inspector against mayor rahm for insufficient money for his office in the budget, is a line about how the mayor wants to spend $500,000.00 of our tax money on a "decorative fountain" and of course no money for the pensions. . .

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/chi-city-council-watchdog-sues-emanuel-aldermen-over-lack-of-funding-20141021-story.html

10/21/2014 07:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Re: VRI - have you ever seen how that OT money is spend and what you get for it?

NOTHING! most of those working VRI are there for only the money NOT the police work.
Signed: retired supervisor

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Keep your mouth shut boy! Let the coppers actually benefit in some way

10/21/2014 07:49:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Anonymous said...

"...Not even Northside or any of his homies could make an impact on the crime we see and the daily contempt we face working in the badlands, which now even include Cragin and other parts of 016. The rot started during the Reagan years folks!"

10/21/2014 04:09:00 AM

"Not even Northside"? Please let's not make him out to be some kind of supercop because he knows how to write a story well.

10/21/2014 09:54:00 AM

OK guy seriously now.
Nobody is putting Northside up for sainthood but take your axe off the grinding wheel already or you"ll just end up with a butter-knife with an extra long handle.

O/P was very likely referring to the cumulative Chicago Policing know how that the mayor and the current crop of smarter than thou New Yuck carpetbaggers have succeeded in finally destroying.

Tiny minds can't/don't wanna/won't see it.

Love 'em, hate 'em or holler repeatedly out your highest window that you don't give a fuck about 'em, but any Chicago Copper with a genuine sense of perspective is glad to have old timers who have been there, done it, won the stupid looking prizes, bought the cheap shitty t-shirts and who somehow survived and are taking time to tell the tale whether anonymously or out in the open like Northside and others.

...And your thoughtful, clear-eyed contribution to the adult dialog is what now?

10/21/2014 07:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oemc supervisor gets arrested

http://breakingnews.suntimes.com/chicago/cook-county-jail-guard-nicknamed-murda-smuggled-weed-in-sandwiches-feds-say/

10/21/2014 08:02:00 PM  
Blogger Frank Drebin said...

OT: Trib reports dude at County awaiting trial for murder worked with his police dispatcher wife on tracking a corrupt county correction officer by using city computers to access sensitive law information info.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-cook-jail-marijuana-smuggling-met-20141021-story.html

10/21/2014 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the expendatures for Rahm's overloaded Public Relations staff trying to make him look better than Shanks de la Short?
They ought to be tapped out for the year too.

10/21/2014 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
They can't blow through the budget if you idiots stop working overtime.then they have to hire, smarten up.

10/21/2014 09:13:00 AM

Sure... then they cancel your days off and it becomes VRE motherfucker. Smarten up!

10/21/2014 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

VRI is a good thing. Cooter got himself a brand new front gold tooth.

10/21/2014 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked VIR and didn't do squat. But I did sleep in a Holiday Inn.

10/21/2014 10:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out the last paragraph of the article about the jail guard that was caught smuggling drugs into county. One of the inmates who he was supplying wife apparently works at OEMC and used the computers to access Law Enforcement sensitive info.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-cook-jail-marijuana-smuggling-met-20141021-story.html+


In June 2013, federal agents tailed Marek to Stevenson's South Side home, where the guard picked up the marijuana and other banned goods and was paid a $200 bribe to smuggle the contraband into the jail, the charges allege.

After Marek was stopped on his way in to the jail, the inmates planned to send their "associates" to Marek's house to threaten him to try again, according to the charges. Lewis, a Chicago police dispatcher, used city computers linked to a sensitive law enforcement database to look up information on Marek, the charges allege.

10/21/2014 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


...And your thoughtful, clear-eyed contribution to the adult dialog is what now?

10/21/2014 07:54:00 PM

My contribution is you don't know the person you're extolling. I do. Enough said.

10/22/2014 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What about all those guys hired in the big classes of 86 who are maxing out?

10/21/2014 05:28:00 AM


I just retired. 86-5

10/22/2014 01:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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by the way when is the next letter due from the FOP telling the city we want a contract???
Must be a certain day.

10/21/2014 03:36:00 PM


According to the tentative summary, the new contract expires on June 30, 2017.

Below is the pertinent section of the old contract that Shields violated. Assuming that "notice of termination" clause stays in there, the next letter must be sent between February 1 and March 1 2017.

Section 28.1 — Term of Agreement.

This Agreement shall be effective from July 1, 2007 and shall remain in full force and effect until June 30, 2012. It shall continue in effect from year to year thereafter unless notice of termination is given, in writing, by certified mail, by either party no earlier than February 1, 2012 and no later than March 1, 2012. The notices referred to shall be considered to have been given as of the date shown on the postmark. Written notice may be tendered in person, in which case the date of
notice shall be the written date of receipt. It is mutually agreed that the Articles and Sections shall constitute the Agreement between the parties for the period defined in this Section.

10/22/2014 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These hard chargers screaming about dogs really should shut up. Yes, many of the old timers are not very motivated. I retire in 5 years and I would wager that I do more police work and the activity that makes your mangina warm than you will be doing 10 minutes after I retire. I don't run around in circles, chasing my tail but I keep at it. I get paid a fair salary and I enjoy most of what I'm required to do and I don't give a damn that I can do nothing and maybe get away with it. I'm not concerned that others may do less than me, that's what they do and I do what I do. The 5 minute wonders will be talking about you in short order. Provided they hire anyone...

10/22/2014 02:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fop is working on 10 hrs days citywide. To quote Dean its a good thing.

10/22/2014 03:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Set your DVRs, the Superintendent will be on Comcast the Kap&Haugh show some time between 9am-12pm on Wed. morning should be interesting to hear from the boss.

I would rather sit in the yard and watch me grass grow.

10/22/2014 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure... then they cancel your days off and it becomes VRE motherfucker. Smarten up!

10/21/2014 09:24:00 PM

Cancel your days off and it becomes double time and a half. Smarten up some more!

10/22/2014 07:02:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

dear dumbass,

you aren't going to come on here and issue blanket insults at the entire rank-and-file by screaming "rat" or "scab" or implying that those who work VRI are crossing some invisible barrier. This isn't a union strike site and we aren't a union by any stretch of the imagination.

now, do we believe it's short sighted? yup. do we work it? nope, for all your reasons and more - family, health, being patient and saving rather than getting a quick buck, but we don't presume to tell others they should follow our example by calling them names.

but we'll call you an asshat.

10/22/2014 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's no surprise that the gangs, i.e. urban terrorists, have informants at OEMC. The question is how many more do they have there? How many are in the districts and in HQ?

10/22/2014 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
10 sector in 22 is bigger than englewood and has three beat cars . Englewood has 15 beat cars , 5 tactical cars , a wagon , officers working their day off on patrol , CTA police checking trains , narcotics unit and crime through the roof . I bet the real estate tax collected in englewood is less than a third of the 20 sector in 22 .

10/21/2014 04:34:00 PM

What's the difference in calls for service between the 2 districts? Comparing apples to oranges skippy. Where's the CTA train stop in 022? 811 is bigger than 007 and has one beat car. What's your point?

10/22/2014 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 1985 through 1987 a substantial number of the current officers were hired by this Department. At 29 and a day, all that are left will flee. They despise the Superintendent and the politics of the Department. There is no plan for hiring the thousands that will leave. There is no test in the works, no great list to work from. The Detective Division, a position that needs a lot of experience to do well, will be hardest hit.

What are you smoking or drinking? All will leave , yea right. The number of yearly retirements hasnt charged much in decades. As far as retiring early check the pension board records. Po's are retiring at the average age of around 58 and it has been like that for years.
Your other stupid shit. There is no test in the works. Why would there be. The city gave one in December of 2013,less than a year ago. I know of a guy whose number is in the 12,000's so the CPD currently has that number to choose from. To you I guess thats not a great list.

10/22/2014 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Sgt promotions put on hold to summer or fall of 2015. Coming from the fifth floor. "Do more with less."

10/21/2014 01:33:00 AM

They're not hiring so they sure won't be promoting either. Shame.

10/22/2014 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Calls for service in englewood
Selling drugs , disturbance calls everyday at school dismissal , baby daddy drama , kids won't listen , those kids can be 6 to 50 years old , a lot of domestic battery , shots fired
Ten sector penalized because kids at brother rice , mother McCauley ,agricultural school don't fight everyday , no shots fired but most homes have a hunting rifle or handgun , no domestic batteries , but we are being victims of vehicle thefts , armed robberies by those criminals from other neighborhoods .

10/22/2014 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I thought the academy has classes going through right now or are they ghost classes? No hiring should mean less people working in the academy then right?

10/21/2014 10:52:00 AM
________________

It is the same guy who keeps posting. Do not fall for the bait. We are swamped with work at the academy. We are too busy helping out with studies and preparing lesson plans.

10/22/2014 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgt t.b. is the real deal. He led the
017th district in d.o.p.w. and juvenile arrest while on tac. Havent seen a piss bum on lawrence ave. Since he left.




10/23/2014 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a tac ofc in 017 t.b. was a piss bum arrest specialist and a hardcore truant/curfew enforcer.Maybe he can clean up 011.

10/24/2014 11:26:00 PM  

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