Thursday, January 08, 2015

This is Gonna Mess Up CompStat

Eighty-seven is a decent age to live until. Most of us probably won't see eighty-seven. But this guy might have topped ninety, if he hadn't been shot seventy years ago:
  • For years, 87-year-old Tom Buchanan had talked vaguely about being shot. Now relatives are wondering exactly where and when Buchanan was wounded after the Cook County medical examiner’s office determined the wound contributed to his death this week, some seven decades later.

    Buchanan was pronounced dead Sunday at 11:18 a.m. at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. A Wednesday autopsy determined Buchanan, who lived in the Armour Square Apartments, an independent living facility in the 3200 block of South Wentworth Avenue, died of complications of intestinal obstruction and a gunshot wound to the abdomen, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

    “The autopsy determined that the gunshot ultimately caused the complications to his abdomen which eventually killed him,’’ said Frank Shuftan, a spokesman for the medical examiner’s office. Shuftan said Buchanan was born March, 3, 1927.

    A secondary cause of death was listed as heart disease, according to the medical examiner’s office, which ruled his death a homicide.
We'll bet you a million dollars Rahm and Garry cover this one up.

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52 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seventy years later...

Think of this in light of all the "non-life-threatening" crap the media repeat and repeat these days.

I'm sure that the shooting was also "random/not random" and "targeted/not targeted" (used interchangeably -- so "the public is safe."

1/08/2015 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simple. Blame it on the Germans or Japanese and WW2.

1/08/2015 01:03:00 AM  
Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...

"We'll bet you a million dollars Rahm and Garry cover this one up."

Ha! That's a sucker bet.

And I'll bet another million that whoever shot Tom Buchanan didn't hold the gun sideways or flee the scene holding their pants up because they weren't wearing a belt.

1/08/2015 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would count as a homicide 70 years ago.. Not this year.

1/08/2015 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would the M.E.'s office want the body to do an autopsy in the first place?

1/08/2015 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT Sergeant union endorsed Fioretti for mayor!! Let's see what FOP does.

1/08/2015 02:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does that rd# start with....B.C.?

1/08/2015 03:30:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

He must have some weird poop for seventy years.

1/08/2015 05:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is Al Gore?

1/08/2015 05:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry just a non supervisory member who has resigned to doing anything above and beyond. Lots of Xos, commanders, chiefs, bean counters etc who need to lose sleep and chew Maalox dealing with this stuff. It is sad, but lots of upper management get paid very well to figure this type of stuff out. Know your role and don’t exceed your bounds in this backward organization.

1/08/2015 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous W.H. Thompson said...

CCME may say homicide, but no one else will count it towards this year's stats, including us.

1/08/2015 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The family is looking into who shot him hoping for some ghetto cash.

1/08/2015 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CCX by Friday. Offender known but dead.

1/08/2015 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My dad was born in 1910 and caught some buckshot in a hunting incident in his youth. Up until the day he died, he would have the occasional pimple and then squeeze out a piece of buckshot. The stuff floated around his entire body. No point here;just a story.

1/08/2015 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

quick....call Tracy!.......get a violence zone on that area......

1/08/2015 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pay Attention on your stops! Again in France, a Paris traffic cop responded to a crash and was gunned down on scene by a heavy armed muslim... They think they are fighting a war. We are their enemies. This just happened.

1/08/2015 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm... 87 years old and shot 70 years ago.

Now I don't know anything more than what is stated on this post but let's say I was writing an episode of one of those CSI Sherlock Holmes mystery shows.

Let's do the math.

2015 minus 70 equals 1945 and he would have been 17 years old.

What could a 17 year old been involved with in 1945. Maybe something called WORLD WAR II. It was in all the papers.

Back then there were many underage G.I.s. A very dear friend of mine landed on Iwo Jima as a Marine on his 17th birthday. (RIP & Semper Fi Joe)

He could even be due a belated Purple Heart. The family might file a Form SF 180 with the Department of Veterans Affairs to find out.

1/08/2015 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No endorsement for Mayor.

http://www.chicagofop.org/lodge-political-endorsements/

1/08/2015 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sergeants have balls , not afraid of ballerina boy
get rid of xo rank , tell fioretti how xo ranks are draining the pension

1/08/2015 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait for McCarthy to snap on O.W. Wilson.

1/08/2015 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT 10th District is getting a true gentleman and a great boss. You will be truly missed here in the 14th District.

1/08/2015 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea Sam Adams is gonna take this one

1/08/2015 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sick and tired of petty people on this job. In my station a guy stocks the fridge with pop, candy, fruits and other snacks. He told me that he is constantly short. What the fuck? It is only .50 cents per item. Pay the fifty fucking cents. I swear, he should put a camera in the breakroom and then charge the offenders with theft.

1/08/2015 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T. Lt. Garrido For Alderman

For all of you guys bad mouthing Lt. Garrido, stfu. He was in 025 and he never bothered anyone. He took care of his people. Haters will always hate no matter what.

1/08/2015 03:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT Sergeant union endorsed Fioretti for mayor!! Let's see what FOP does.

1/08/2015 02:45:00 AM


Fioretti has also come out against using public land for the Presidential library. I wouldn't care if it was for Lincoln. There is no way we should be giving up public land for this.

Emmanuel is fronting some sham "neighborhood" meeting to get permission. Hey, Mister Megalomaniac, the lakefront and parks belong to the whole city.

This, for me would be a single issue reason to vote against Emmanuel. This little weasel, however, has given us so many reasons.

I like what Fioretti has to say. Let's put him in office and hold him to it. Where do I get a lawn sign?

1/08/2015 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey ssc I have aquestion I live in the 36th ward who is Lawrence adolino I see his campaign posters up n down oak park ave is he a good guy pro police what ever I just don't want rasist Deborah graham to get in she will drive all the white and Hispanic out of galewood

1/08/2015 03:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be gone by 1 mar on stat's

1/08/2015 04:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
O.T. Lt. Garrido For Alderman

For all of you guys bad mouthing Lt. Garrido, stfu. He was in 025 and he never bothered anyone. He took care of his people. Haters will always hate no matter what.

1/08/2015 03:17:00 PM


Um, this guy seems to just run for office as a hobby. They only thing he's been elected to is an LSC where he couldn't even manage to get a proper addition put on the school. Maybe he's a nice guy and a decent cop, but he seems like a narcissist and I'm getting tired of seeing his grinning face plastered all over the ward.

1/08/2015 04:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

people at headquarters are saying no promotions until summer. Lts test will be in 2016, with maybe a Dick's test also. Old Sgt's list is done!

1/08/2015 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT anybody know how the P.O. whose daughter was struck by a vehicle Mon at 22 Wentworth is doing?

1/08/2015 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not knowing if he was ever in the service, but it could be that if he was able to have signed up and serve in 1944-45 (even though 17), he or his NOK may be eligible for certain death benefits if it was found that the injury was due to military service.

1/08/2015 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It becomes a Medical Examiners case when it was mentioned that he was shot in the past. Regardless of when it happened (last week or 70 years ago)

1/08/2015 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
OT Sergeant union endorsed Fioretti for mayor!! Let's see what FOP does.

1/08/2015 02:45:00 AM

Bob Fioretti started out his legal career suing policemen and the city on behalf of the mutts.
He's tapped danced around that since he first run for office. He is running third with no chance of being elected.

PS being endorsed by the Sgt's association cares ZERO weight.

1/08/2015 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
sergeants have balls, not afraid of ballerina boy
get rid of xo rank , tell fioretti how xo ranks are draining the pension

1/08/2015 01:21:00 PM

*****

R U F-ing nuts? Every copper that retires after 55 will pay 2% more now because those a-holes sold out instead of letting FOP go to arbitration 1st. Watch for Jimmy Ade to get a job with Streets and Sanitation or Fleet Management upon his retirement.

1/08/2015 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Briscoe D. said...

DuPage judge gives key figure in heroin ring 20 years in prison

Terrence Steele was described by relatives in court Thursday as a role model and former church choir boy.


Don't ya just love it!

1/08/2015 05:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will the murderer get arrested?

1/08/2015 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey ssc I have aquestion I live in the 36th ward who is Lawrence adolino I see his campaign posters up n down oak park ave is he a good guy pro police what ever I just don't want rasist Deborah graham to get in she will drive all the white and Hispanic out of galewood

1/08/2015 03:27:00 PM

Deborah Graham is running in the 29th ward not 36th. With the re districting she got a piece of the 36th. Graham is an IKE Carrothers schill. She is running against Taliaferro (CPD Sgt) and a public defender supervisor who CHOSE to represent the killer of PO Francis. Vote Taliferro for 29th Ward

1/08/2015 07:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

Robert Gordon made the news in Berwyn:

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/01/08/berwyn-officers-honored-for-pulling-woman-from-burning-home/

Same kid who was fired by CPD after his brother gave his life.

1/08/2015 08:16:00 PM  
Blogger Frank Drebin said...

Why would the M.E.'s office want the body to do an autopsy in the first place?


Regardless of the span of time between the initial injury and death, if the injury somehow resulted in the individual's death it will become a ME case.

1/08/2015 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob Fioretti started out his legal career suing policemen and the city on behalf of the mutts.
He's tapped danced around that since he first run for office. He is running third with no chance of being elected.

PS being endorsed by the Sgt's association cares ZERO weight.

1/08/2015 05:42:00 PM


For Pete's sake, are you even paying attention? Rahm, Chewy and the other guy have stated some very anti-police bias. Fioretti has been all pro police. If he is a disappointment , he goes in four years. The other three have already said they are our enemy.

You let Rahm back in and we never get rid of him. He'll be here forever, he's not getting anything national. The country hates him.

1/08/2015 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
sergeants have balls, not afraid of ballerina boy
get rid of xo rank , tell fioretti how xo ranks are draining the pension

1/08/2015 01:21:00 PM

*****

R U F-ing nuts? Every copper that retires after 55 will pay 2% more now because those a-holes sold out instead of letting FOP go to arbitration 1st. Watch for Jimmy Ade to get a job with Streets and Sanitation or Fleet Management upon his retirement.

1/08/2015 05:47:00 PM
im 56 retiring this year 9161 paying 0 for insurance thank you Dean!

1/08/2015 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT:

Robert Gordon made the news in Berwyn:

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/01/08/berwyn-officers-honored-for-pulling-woman-from-burning-home/

Same kid who was fired by CPD after his brother gave his life.

1/08/2015 08:16:00 PM

Good for Bob. I hope he is OK. The CPD IAD really F$cked him due to some BS allegations his EX made against him. He was able to prove he didn't do anything she said with video, witnesses and phone records but since he was a PPO they screwed him. He worked for PD's before and after CPD and they knew the allegations were false. (Thanks JODY for sticking up for him). His other brother still works hard for the CPMF.

1/08/2015 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing bad to say about Garrido,met him at polling place ,introduced himself and was quite charming,I also know his Dad and nothing bad to say so,that's my endorsement!

1/08/2015 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Emanuel is fronting some sham "neighborhood" meeting to get permission. [to put Obama library in park] Hey, Mister Megalomaniac, the lakefront and parks belong to the whole city."

1/08/2015 03:24:00 PM

Just like the CTA "flyover" project that is going to destroy a lot of businesses and drive a lot of people from their homes.

Look up "Delphi Technique." You make a decision, then hold a meeting "to get public input" and then go right ahead anyway.

1/09/2015 02:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on, a little humor doesnt hurt...

he was 17. Highly unlikely his wound was world war 2, even more unlikely the wound was combat related.

He got caught by somebody for doing something...

that's why he dint tel nobody.

1/09/2015 02:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you are endorsing a charming friend of the family. Got anything of substance to say?

1/09/2015 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
O.T. Lt. Garrido For Alderman

For all of you guys bad mouthing Lt. Garrido, stfu. He was in 025 and he never bothered anyone. He took care of his people. Haters will always hate no matter what.

1/08/2015 03:17:00 PM


Um, this guy seems to just run for office as a hobby. They only thing he's been elected to is an LSC where he couldn't even manage to get a proper addition put on the school. Maybe he's a nice guy and a decent cop, but he seems like a narcissist and I'm getting tired of seeing his grinning face plastered all over the ward.

1/08/2015 04:52:00 PM

It takes a LOT to get an addition put on a school and it sure doesn't happen overnight.

I've worked with Garrido on and off over the years. He works hard at whatever he's working on, whether it's homicides or law school. He's one of those people who doesn't need much sleep, so he gets a lot more done than most people can.

He's a nice guy, he knows how to laugh at himself, he's learned how to be a good supervisor and he's efficient and timely with his paperwork. He knows how to write a proposal, he gets along with people and he knows his stuff.

The current alderman up here has failed miserably. Neighbors are furious about the condition of the streets and the goof wanted to bring Milwaukee Avenue down to one lane, right out to the city border, crushing what few small businesses we have left up this way (by destroying parking at the curbs).

Haven't seen Garrido in a few years, but my family and I are voting for him. I know his work ethic and his personal ethics and he is not running because it's a 'hobby'. He wants to make a positive change and from what I know of him, he will.

1/09/2015 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he was 17. Highly unlikely his wound was world war 2, even more unlikely the wound was combat related.

He got caught by somebody for doing something...

that's why he dint tel nobody.

1/09/2015 02:32:00 AM

Be jaded about your own generation, not about these guys. These guys (including my dad) lied about their ages to get into the service, so they could fight for their country.

If the old guy caught a bullet, or anything else, back then, he would probably have just kept on moving forward, like people did back then.
You're imposing current standards (ow, ow, I have a hangnail) on people who had much more moxie and drive than people do today.

1/09/2015 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So does this homicide count towards this years totals? Or will they adjust the totals from 70 years ago?

1/09/2015 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be jaded about your own generation, not about these guys. These guys (including my dad) lied about their ages to get into the service, so they could fight for their country.

If the old guy caught a bullet, or anything else, back then, he would probably have just kept on moving forward, like people did back then.
You're imposing current standards (ow, ow, I have a hangnail) on people who had much more moxie and drive than people do today.


****

You're forgetting a few things -

(1) He was 17 in 1945. Like it or not, 17 year olds weren't on the front lines at that point during the war. Even if he lied, he'd still have been in basic, not island hoping in the Pacific, nor occupying Japan.

(2) He was black, and America in 1945 wasn't as integrated as you think nor as were the Armed Forces, all media wishing aside. There were all black flying squadrons, all black infantry, but relegated to a support role in the majority of the cases. Black cooks, truck drivers, etc were the norm.

(3) There is absolutely no mention of military service in the article. Everything posted here is speculation at best.

1/09/2015 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 10.5 hour day comes to a extra 35 days off a year. So three days off more a month for working longer hours a day and crappy start times, sorry no thanks!!!!

1/09/2015 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't give a damn about compstat so blow me
But I will say 5th district tact sucks
Who's fuckin idea is it to have a permanent 2nd and 3rd watch tact team manned by 12 each, two other tact Teams not fully staffed but rotating between days and nights. In addition a 3rd watch tact team that quote un quote belong to the watch, 2 tact secretaries, a robbery burgluary ghost payroll team that works straight 2nd watch but all 6 officers carried on 3rd watch sheets along with Chuck B who is also working Tact. Fuckin douchebag Lt spends more time burning the department gas than he does at work. This should be a contractual grievance beef. Crappy decisions being made a under the deputy. Here's something that's gonna blow your nutts. There are guys and gals working 5 tact that don't have the time on the job.call 564 JC team, some less than 2 years
on the job. It's terrible and not fair to the officers that are working the watch and have to stay the full ten hour shift. We need new leadership
going to file a EEOC grievance
when I asked for tact I was told I did not have enough time and it was only 35 slots that were filled
Fuck off decision makers, wait until WG in patrol heard this I know some heads will roll

1/09/2015 10:20:00 PM  

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