Saturday, February 28, 2015

CAPS Lives Again!!!

  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday created a new position — deputy chief of community policing — to “further cement” a program that his challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia claims has suffered from Emanuel’s failure to honor his campaign promise to hire 1,000 additional police officers.

    Emanuel announced the new position during a news conference with Police Supt. Garry McCarthy called to showcase the promotion of four new deputy chiefs, one commander and five captains.

    The new deputy chief will “further cement the expanded role community policing and neighborhood partnerships have taken” under Emanuel and work with the Patrol Division and CAPS personnel to better coordinate community policing initiatives, the mayor’s office said.

    The statement claimed Emanuel has strengthened community policing by moving hundreds of officers from desk jobs to street duty, expanding neighborhood foot patrols and bike patrols, creating CAPS offices in each of the 22 police districts, and implementing new community organizing training programs for officers.
That's FIVE mentions of Emanuel in just four paragraphs, so you know he's running scared. There was also a distinct "bent" to the promotions, but we can't imagine that Rahm would be so base as to pander to the black community by promoting a whole bunch of black folks. Chewie's people brushed it off as a stunt:
  • Garcia’s campaign manager Andrew Sharp dismissed the new deputy chief as window dressing.

    “What’s missing from the mayor’s crime strategy is not one police officer. It’s 1,000 police officers. Where are the 1,000 police officers he promised? I don’t think adding one is going to stop the shootings,” Sharp said.

    “The mayor has had four years now to implement effective policing strategies and stop the shootings. Instead, he’s cut the number of police and failed to fully fund community policing. We’ve had 10,000 shotings under his watch. The question voters are deciding now is, do we want to have another 10,000 shootings over the next four years. Because the one thing this mayor has told people repeatedly is that he doesn’t change.”

    Emanuel campaigned on a promise to hire 1,000 additional police officers, then revised the pledge after taking office by adding 1,000 more “cops on the beat,” more than half of them by disbanding special units. The other half were primarily officers working desk jobs reassigned to street duty.

    The mayor also balanced his first budget by eliminating more than 1,400 police vacancies, declaring an end to what he called the annual “shell game” of budgeting for police jobs the city had no intention of filling.
Wow, it's almost like he's channeling the last four years of postings here at the blog. Of course it's "window dressing." Everything about Rahm and Garry and CompStat is sleight-of-hand, smoke-and-mirrors, right-hand-left-hand subterfuge.

The promoted are as follows:
  • Deputy Chief Eric Washington, Fred Waller, Steven Caluris, Jonathan Lewin
  • Commander Dwayne Betts
  • Captains Fabian Saldana, Mark Harmon, Robert Lejewski, Paul Kusinski, Daniel O'Shea
Once again, we're getting top-heavy as the Eastland.

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121 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah! Once again, the best and the brightest.

Fuckin' political hacks. The Chicago Way. Too bad that they didn't toss in B.J. West and that disruptive demoralizing asshole Lemmer.

2/28/2015 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job Fabian,

You've come a long way since being Sgt. Hulka!

Signed,

a former little toe

2/28/2015 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Each Deputy Chief is worth at least 100 new cops on the street. A Commander or Captain is each worth about 20-25 new cops on the street. Best of all you don't have to provide hundreds of new squads.

2/28/2015 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

E.W. Is very heavy, quite literally.

2/28/2015 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to Captain Harmon. He learned the ropes working many years in 007. He didn't just go to 007 for a few months as a stepping stone with 007 on his resume. He WORKED in 007 for years. This is a well-deserved promotion--I don't care if knows someone or not. He deserves it, and whoever gets him as a Captain will get a great supervisor.

2/28/2015 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like going to law school while on the A-As has paid off for one new captain. He will be back at his old unit in no time. . . . must be nice to have such good friends

2/28/2015 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jonathan Lewin Is a dept chief?? What a paper pushing pud. A tech guy since day one out of the academy. He is filling a position that a civilian I.T expert should be handeling. Why he even carries a gun is beyond me

2/28/2015 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't caluris a deputy before?

2/28/2015 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm why did you not promote barb west and get her out of 011??????

2/28/2015 04:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over the last 4 years, Rahm has done the following for police officers.

Rahm demanded and took away overtime retro,
Rahm cut tuition reimbursement
Rahm cut new retiree pensions for life by 2%
Rahm stopped a 3% pension cola for new retirees
Rahm threw old timer retirees into obamacare

Vote for Chuy.

2/28/2015 04:25:00 AM  
Anonymous IN THE KNOW said...

The challenge between Rahm and Chuy is good for the city.

WHY? It forces government to be "just a little better". With no challenger, do you really think anything would be happening??

Time to vote out Rahm and let Chuy run the city. If he can't, in four years you will have several competent challengers and you blow him out of office.

I like how some of the Hispanics are now against Chuy, like Solis.

He basically said, "He's a good guy - but it's just not his time."

Yeah, it's "not his time" because some of these Hispanics have been bought off by Rahm.

And "alleged" secret meetings between Rauner and Willie Wilson to get Wilson to endorse Rahm?

COME ON! They REALLY must be worried.

The BEST thing that could happen to Chicago is to get new leadership in - even if it isn't that good for four years, than to continue down the path of "staying the course" with arrogance and clear incompetence.

You DON'T reward incompetence by re-electing them.

AND IF YOU DO - don't complain, don't whine, and don't cry about getting "screwed in the ass" with your pensions, your promotions, and your everyday life.

2/28/2015 04:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm, I don't care who you romote. What you do or say. Chicago is through with you. Get over it. Your own ego defeated you. Oh and BTW. Thanks for your ego's help!

2/28/2015 04:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh brother- Deputy L. Gimme a break! says nell carter. This guy who like tiny dancer also grew up in a wealthy north shore family and was a white shirt within a couple years. Commander in some fancy schmancy unit for last 10 years, must be nice to be making $135K+ ! I question how guys and gals on this job who earned real degrees and came from real experience in the private sector are stuck pushing a beat car while these morons fly up the cpd ladder. Of course I know- unless you are part of a wealthy donating "Chicago-area elite" family from Glenview, Skokie, Highland Park, Wilmette or similar regions, you will never be promoted, let alone be in charge of special units you have no clue how to manage. "Mommy & Daddy, please make some big donations to the Chicago politicians so I can wear a cool cop uniform like they do on t.v. and make me a big boss so I can give orders and make lots of money! You certainly don't expect me to earn it the honest way, do you?"

Its all legit, 2 quit says MCH

2/28/2015 05:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please... Please... Please...

Put Maria Pena in one of those spots at the Ivory Tower where she can't hurt anyone any more or embarrass the department any more.

Give her an office, a non-sense title, a disconnected phone, a secretary of her choice, papers to shuffle let her come in late and leave early. Just don't have her in any way have contact with troops in the field.

Her talents are wasted in 025.

2/28/2015 05:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did the actor Mark Harmon quit acting and join the police department.

2/28/2015 05:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Once again, we're getting top-heavy as the Eastland." LOL!

2/28/2015 05:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about just hiring 1'000 part-time auxiliary police officers. Saves money by not having to cover insurance, pension or many other benefits.

2/28/2015 06:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice of them to delay Betts promotion until he had enough time to keep his Captains rank if he gets dumped as commander. Someone better get him a street map because it has been years since he was out there. Working in the 1st deputy's office is good enough I guess. Shitcago!

2/28/2015 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God I hope Garcia wins and he shakes up this department. It needs a good flushing!

2/28/2015 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't sound like communist in this thread. Leave no doubt people, there is only one logical vote for mayor! If you vote for Rahm and he wins, do you think he won't break it off in every city workers ass in retaliation for forcing him to a run off? Only thing left to do is go for broke with chuy. You can always vote him out next time.

2/28/2015 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll have no problem with any of these promotions as soon as pensions top out at the officers career service rank; not gold braid.

2/28/2015 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't understand how Rahmbo takes credit for programs that existed LONG before he got here. Just because you stop using "CAPS" and call it Community Policing- it's the same thing! I'd rather have Mickey Mouse as Mayor than him.

2/28/2015 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for you D.O.

2/28/2015 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn, is it too late to put my résumé in?

2/28/2015 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, from Sgt to Commander in Less than 5yrs, kudos to you D wayne Betts. All that sitting in the office and counting numbers and telling guys and gals to step up the contact cards and impounds really paid off. Maybe know you can wash out your mouth and get that nasty c)&k taste out. What a waste!

2/28/2015 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not get it over with we have more bosses than workers, lets just make everyone a white shirt! They could of saved that money which takes huge amounts out of the pension, and the junk rated city budget, the dept. runs fine without all the new clouted promo-tees!

2/28/2015 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lewin? Really?
They can pay a civilian half as much and get more productivity to maintain the Police depts IT section.
Man, I just don't understand it...

2/28/2015 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Told You So said...

We all knew promises had been made, when Washington agreed to return to 011 that 3rd time. This is his payoff.
Same is suspected of our current commander. Why else would a commander come from 015, to 011? They're the exact same shithole type districts. But 011's on a larger scale. Kinda like when some asked: Why would a commander come from Narcotics to 011?
Why? Because PROMISES WERE MADE.
Penny & Evans excepted, any commander who does a stint in 011, get's a deputy "taken care of" afterwards.

2/28/2015 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many of these individuals were previous meritorious appointees ?

It doesn't stop, just keeps coming!

2/28/2015 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was rather surprised that this really didn't become a campaign issue sooner. Not the CAPS part, but rather the fact that Rham welched on a campaign promise and eliminated police vacancies without hiring, along with calling out tweedle-dee and tweedle-dum out on their manipulation of the crime stats. Maybe Chuy's really starting to get serious about winning this thing???

2/28/2015 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jonathan Lewin? Oh Lordy!!!!!!! I work in his unit 125. What a damn joke. He is so lost along with his Equipment Sergeant "The wonderful" A.S. Now we are waiting for a civilian director instead of promoting Lt. J.W. who is already in the unit. Nothing makes sense in this department. Some people in 125 are going to be salty after this promotion.

2/28/2015 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:
More activists learning from "shoot don't shoot"

http://www.qchron.com/editions/queenswide/split-second-decision-training-like-a-city-cop/article_92508d67-abbd-5733-9096-0cc9d9447575.html

2/28/2015 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Washington must keep his shit in one of those old lady laundry carts as many times as he's been moved.

2/28/2015 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred Waller; nice guy but a political hack of Hillard et al and his half brother who follows right along he promotion line.

2/28/2015 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now we have about 20 Deputy Chiefs. Jesus. Ridiculous.

2/28/2015 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All their promotion parties will be sellouts thanks in no small part, to the thousands of Sellouts that call themselves Chicago police officers.

2/28/2015 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just what we needed, another dept chief, commander, and captain- a position that was already eliminated. And who is going to pay for their bloated pensions?? No money to hire officers, but plenty to add more administrative positions that do NOTHING. What will they accomplish working 4 hr days Mon-Fri? What a joke!

2/28/2015 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares?? the same brown nosers..evt number plz for SSDD.

2/28/2015 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What has Dan O'Shea ever done?. I still can't believe this lite weasel is a captain. Went front sergeant to captain in about 2 years. Who's his juice? Let's call it how it is!

2/28/2015 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred Waller? Again? Why not just make a second superintendent of police (like Willie Wilson wanted to do) and make Fred Waller the Super and be done with it? Talk about having everything handed to you.

2/28/2015 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Together we can. Remember that? Caps did not work well in the past and it will not work well now. My observations about community involvement. Fear. The residents of the troubled communities know who the problem people are. When they complain to the police they are subject to retaliation such as shots thru the windows or garage/ porch arsons, etc. Can the police protect the citizens from that? We and they all know the answer so if it is not personal, nobody will not stick their necks out. Fear can be eliminated by aggressive policing against the problem people. That won't work today because of the legal climate. The community "leaders" will be protesting against the police for taking aggressive actions. So what is left? The current policing model (which will not be admitted to in public) which is army of occupation policing.

2/28/2015 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every Police officer from recruit to captain receive training in community policing . Every district has a community service sgt and 2 or 3 officers assigned . Check their stats , no arrests , don't swipe in or out . Let us see if new deputy chief can push hidden caps officers back on the street , require budgeted caps officers to take enforcement action . You know maybe work a beat car on 3rd watch twice a week . I bet new deputy chief won't be able to have all police officers swipe in and out . How many police officers will be taken off the street to staff the new deputy chiefs office . Looks like someone is buying votes .

2/28/2015 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so, before now......there was no need for a "deputy chief of community policing"? but now there's a need?...Rahm lies somewhere between a joke and a disgrace, his face in the dictionary next to "absence of character and integrity"

2/28/2015 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, he is really sucking up to the black voter.

2/28/2015 10:49:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

...And we will sink like the Eastland.

2/28/2015 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Jonathan Lewin Is a dept chief?? What a paper pushing pud. A tech guy since day one out of the academy. He is filling a position that a civilian I.T expert should be handeling. Why he even carries a gun is beyond me

2/28/2015 02:03:00 AM

carry a gun?.....why, exactly?....to face off against a terrorist attack at a nearby mall, or...to charge against some clown trying to take a laptop computer from the office?

2/28/2015 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't the CAPS spot a Deputy Superintendent spot not so long ago ? Must have been the female CAPS boss premium

2/28/2015 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Rahm IS scared out of his wits...

This election was SUPPOSED to be HIS equivalent of giving one of his mere manservants a back-of-the-hand slap across the mouth (after making the poor bastard smile) just for being around when the pizza Rahm decided to change his mind about, hit the damn door step.

Easy-Peasy...
Nuttin' to it...
Cake-Muthafuckin'-Walk...
The prognosticators at all the local media outlets
planting copious wet smoochies to the mangy, madly gyrating, feverish rump of Rahmulus Mustelideus Rex, then when the dust settles, they have the gall to insult everyone's intelligence by running derisive editorials deriding the peed-on peons, the surviving middle class rabble and the first responder churls as a bunch of mouth-breathing dolts for failing to GIVE Rahm his ego stroke, run-away landslide victory.

Fuck you collusive, tone-deaf, irredeemably corrupt, straining to look every way but the right one m/fers.

May the Koch Boys blow into town and do to you rotten bastards what you were cheering Rahm to do to us...

>Mental image of Brown, Moperah, Sneed, Zorn and the rest being consigned to fighting with the peed-on peons, the surviving middle class rabble and the first responder churls for the last passable onion to mince in their ration of cat food...<

Only to be met by a member of the armed wing of The Catered-To Constituency on their door step when they get the damned thing home.

"Check it in bitch!
You know what this is!"

They are terrified of the people taking local government back.

So they're cheer-leading Rahm and "tough decision making" that centers on stealing muni employee pensions and spending the money on "more important" (useless to the people who pay the freight) shit...

Rahm STILL hasn't come clean (other than "You're gonna have to learn to bleed/We're gonna stick it in the Cops ear.") about a damned thing regarding his strategy for Chicago's future other than actively concealing evidence of the financial wreckage Daley Inc. left behind.

...Another cabal of (still) theiving bastards these fucking media geniuses did pantyless cartwheels for.

For twenty-two fucking years...
Until the wheels came off in spectacular fashion and m/fers were standing around looking stupid.

"Hey! Lets blame the cops, firemen, etc..."

Meanwhile...
"How dare you churls cheer a run-off!"

Can't help it.
You collusive m/fers are looking too funny as you try to put out the flaming wreckage of that one car ass-clown funeral.

Long shoes, big red noses, brightly colored hair, shit, car parts and coffin pieces all over the damned place.

Y'all go ahead and clean that mess up...
We deserve this good laugh at your expense.

2/28/2015 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred Waller has no college, None not even enough to be a Lieutenant. He was a Lieutenant for three weeks.

2/28/2015 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

....and where did OShea get assigned??

Didn't see that.

2/28/2015 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

boy ssc a lot of heavy people received a promotion nice to see that both the 11th n 19th wards are still running the show,

2/28/2015 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I usually don't comment on here. But Jonathan Lewin deputy chief give me a break. He should be in charge of the janitorial service becsuse all of thr department computers suck. most of the web pages are out of date. The guy is so closed door minded doesn't accept input from others.

I am calling on a federal investigation on the Chicago Police Department promotion process. There is no need for all these captains and deputy chiefs this is pure stealing.

This is our pension money these political hacks are stealing.

2/28/2015 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do those promoted know they will never receive their pension?

2/28/2015 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hispanic congressman ,alderman , community activists that refuse to back Vhuy are sell outs to the white man for power . They are nothing but low life community activists that want to be accepted by the rich white 1% of wealthy people . Little people are given crumbs off their tables .
Vote for Chuy , if he doesn't keep his promises of 1,000 new officer , reopen some closed schools , vote him out in 2019 .

2/28/2015 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get the promotions in before losing to CHUY

2/28/2015 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When this city and county has a sanctuary city for illegal Mexicans you bound to loose the election

2/28/2015 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm putting in all sort of clouted now.

Favor time is here.

The area Dicks have new XO's.
So what does a commander do?
It is a favor spot.

New program squashing domestic violence? Compstat is churning number out for high clearances of the Domestics.

XO's is a ghost spot with made up work the AREA Secretary s who are patrol officer would handle moving paper.

Death investigation from last year still not classified?

2/28/2015 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This CAPS shit is like a bad case of the herpes. It just keeps resurfacing again, and again, and again.

2/28/2015 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check the money box,set yourself up for next retro,fuck you tiny dancer,chuy you better have a plan.

2/28/2015 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing more than fifth floor pandering to the revruns and black community. Rahm will do anything and everything if he thinks it'll help him pick up some votes.

2/28/2015 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over the last 4 years, Rahm has done the following for police officers.

Rahm demanded and took away overtime retro,
Rahm cut tuition reimbursement
Rahm cut new retiree pensions for life by 2%
Rahm stopped a 3% pension cola for new retirees
Rahm threw old timer retirees into obamacare

Vote for Chuy.



Yes indeed. Rahm is guilty of all that and more. He despises his public servants.
Anybody but Rahm and the only anybody left is Chuy!

2/28/2015 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Lewin? Really?
They can pay a civilian half as much and get more productivity to maintain the Police depts IT section.
Man, I just don't understand it...

2/28/2015 08:03:00 AM

If they demote the highly over promoted, incompetent Lewin he'd make lots of noise over being demoted because he's gay. So therefore they're afraid of doing anything to him.
What a country huh?

2/28/2015 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if leonard nimoy had been present, when the announcements were made he would had said "scotty beam up there is no intelligent life down here"

2/28/2015 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What has Dan O'Shea ever done?. I still can't believe this lite weasel is a captain. Went front sergeant to captain in about 2 years. Who's his juice? Let's call it how it is!

2/28/2015 10:26:00 AM
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Well he was butt buddies with Matt Cline in the academy but more importantly his brother Sean O Shea was Potato Head Quinn's Chief of Staff and a former member of both Bill and Hillary's staff. Got caught in some shenanigans with IDOC and got "let go" from his position by the former Governor.

2/28/2015 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about just hiring 1'000 part-time auxiliary police officers. Saves money by not having to cover insurance, pension or many other benefits.
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Violation of contract.

2/28/2015 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey does anyone still have the CAPS ring binder?
You know the one everyone had to have and fill with all the Beat BS per the CAPS order.
Go to beat meetings and have the public complain about the kids on the corner.

Well here we go again. Rham is scared and trying to show he now cares. This is as bad as NYPD, giving out breath mints


Who let the system get this screwed up?

2/28/2015 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like a lot of school teachers and SEIU flakes are invading your Blog.

2/28/2015 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Add Sgt. Karen C. to the list of the clouted who are allowed to retire from the sworn ranks and yet come to work the next day as a civilian, collecting both their sworn pension and a civilian salary. Here's the short list:
Karen C.
- retired sergeant, now Civilian Director of R&D.
Jim "The Gadfly" H. - retired lieutenant, now Civilian Asst. Director of R&D FOR YEARS!
James R. - retired commander, now Civilian Chief of Staff to Supt.
Marv S. - retired PATROLMAN, now Deputy Chief in Support Services FOR YEARS!
Don O'N. - retired commander, now Civilian Director of HR.
John M. - retired patrolman, now Civilian Coordinator of Crossing Guards FOR YEARS, along with:
Roger H. - retired patrolman, also now Civilian Coordinator of Crossing Guards FOR YEARS!
And the list goes on and on. Every one of these people doubled their annual income overnight by taking their sworn pensions and a civilian salary at the same time. It's criminal, and a rip-off of taxpayer's money.

2/28/2015 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Wasn't caluris a deputy before?

2/28/2015 02:13:00 AM


Yes, Wiess dumped him back to LT, but LTB got him back to C/O of 024.

2/28/2015 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CAPS is like a cat with nine lives.

2/28/2015 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, he covered very spectrum of people he needs on his side. The black vote, the greek vote(Calaurus again and LGB with Lewin. For a program that was started just to steal federal money, just like every every other program(two spot, tara,viper and God knows what else). This program failed in Houston and failed here.Same 8-10 people every month at the beat meetings.Most wanted their own private police.Please, just kill this horse already and save the money for something that might work.

2/28/2015 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Lewin? Really?
They can pay a civilian half as much and get more productivity to maintain the Police depts IT section.
Man, I just don't understand it...

And they probably would get someone unlike the part timer lewin , who gave a s--t !!!

2/28/2015 05:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Jonathan Lewin? Oh Lordy!!!!!!! I work in his unit 125. What a damn joke. He is so lost along with his Equipment Sergeant "The wonderful" A.S. Now we are waiting for a civilian director instead of promoting Lt. J.W. who is already in the unit. Nothing makes sense in this department. Some people in 125 are going to be salty after this promotion

What does Ass S. have on lewin ????
$$$$$ funding $$$$$ grants????

A.S. should have been launched several times for his shenanigans.
But somehow still there. ?????
Glad Im far from those 2..

2/28/2015 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, the resurrected CAPS, solidifing inside spots for about 10, so the only thing left for Rahm to do is reopen the Districts and Areas he closed before the end of March.
Lots more pandering to come.

2/28/2015 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What has Dan O'Shea ever done?. I still can't believe this lite weasel is a captain. Went front sergeant to captain in about 2 years. Who's his juice? Let's call it how it is!

2/28/2015 10:26:00 AM

Well you obviously have never worked for or with Dan O'Shea. Dan is a very knowledgable and hard working copper. It is too bad that you have some sort of issue with him, that keeps you from seeing the truth about a fine man and a copper that is deserving of whatever he gets, as he has earned it by being the Police.
Signed by,
A Detective who knows!

2/28/2015 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best was at the ceremony McStreetlight said that since he has been over here, that promotions are now done but what you have accomplished during your career, and that it's no longer political or who you know. Had to bite my lip so I didn't burst out laughing.

2/28/2015 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Caluris? That self-important blowhard is still carrying around a gold star? What a joke this dept. has become.
And yes, the promotions of so many black exempts to the position of deputy chief (some will still remain at their districts, but at higher pay, a la Rick Flair) is an obvious pandering by Rahm to show black voters what he's done for them.
The only thing that would have been more comical would have been for Charlie Williams, one of only two blacks that currently exist in Rahmworld City Hall cabinet, to have presented this group of glorified commanders with their new gold stars.

2/28/2015 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the information to fight for our pension fund .
Deputy chiefs as district commanders , sergeants now and always ran the watches , but now captains / xo does exactly what ? Captains as inspectors . It appears city of Chicago has plenty on money , they spend tax payer dollars to win votes .

2/28/2015 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Jonathan Lewin Is a dept chief?? What a paper pushing pud. A tech guy since day one out of the academy. He is filling a position that a civilian I.T expert should be handeling. Why he even carries a gun is beyond me

2/28/2015 02:03:00 AM

He is a tech guy who knows absolutely nothing about tech. At least when Lubberman was in charge of tech he had some credentials to back him up. They share the same lifestyle though so I guess that's the connection.

2/28/2015 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Major Blockrounder said...



Rahm,

I thought we were trying to BRING DOWN pension costs.

Cut the gold braids in half.

The pay for all these gold braids jumps for the few years they have left on the job, then they are carried on the pension for the rest of their life's at that higher pay scale.

The SCORE BEFORE THE DOOR give away system.

Rahm.....stop giving away OUR pension money.

You created another nonsense gold braid spot in community policing and paraded your African American Appointee in front of the cameras.

For what?

Oh that's right, there is an election in six weeks and you want the African American mothers and fathers to forget that you closed all those schools.

Never mind.

2/28/2015 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Each Deputy Chief is worth at least 100 new cops on the street. A Commander or Captain is each worth about 20-25 new cops on the street. Best of all you don't have to provide hundreds of new squads.

2/28/2015 01:04:00 AM

**************************

not exactly true. From test day to graduation and everything in between one recruit costs approximately 1.1 million dollars each. I know you hate white shirts but your numbers are way off. Please, facts. They make us all smarter. Guesses and your assumptions only make us dumber.

2/28/2015 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CAPS, it's alive! ALIVE!!! (again) . 20 years on in my career and it refuses to die. The next Steven King monster should be the CAPS program.

2/28/2015 07:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Mission Scum said...

Captain Lejewski....A good man and has been since he was on the beat. 33 rocked when we were working.Damn time flys!

2/28/2015 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CAPS was a puke encrusted pile of fetid vomit back when first introduced. What I truly hated most about CAPS is that it replaced my beloved classic CPD Star logo with that ridiculous CAPS logo that some idiot down at HQ drew up using some shareware drawing program. Imagine such an amateurish logo for a program supposedly so important and no one has changed it for over 20 years, no updating, no modernization, no professional graphic artist making it look respectable.

It was shit when introduces and is still shit after all these years. I did get to make some OT to look at the same 4 mopes every month at those CAPS meetings.

Best CAPS moment: A reglar CAPS attendee was complaining about a dope house and whore spot apartment building on her block. The old lady says she was out walking her dog at 4:00am and sees people buying dope and men getting blown around that building. That was her monthly complaint.

My partner tells her the next time she is out walking her dog at 4:00am to just throw a lit railroad flare in the front door of the building to take care of the problem. She is still so busy jabbering she didn't seem to hear him tell her that at a distance of three feet. I had to excuse myself to go outside and bust a gut laughing.

For over 20 years, that is the best CAPS moment for me.

2/28/2015 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Now we have about 20 Deputy Chiefs. Jesus. Ridiculous.

2/28/2015 10:01:00 AM


Their dress uniforms ought to be white and gold blouses with mandatory 3 full rows of medals. Gold shoulder epaulets, gold longevity slashes, shiny gold buttons, and they should all be addressed as Your Excellency.

2/28/2015 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Over the last 4 years, Rahm has done the following for police officers.

Rahm demanded and took away overtime retro,
Rahm cut tuition reimbursement
Rahm cut new retiree pensions for life by 2%
Rahm stopped a 3% pension cola for new retirees
Rahm threw old timer retirees into obamacare

Vote for Chuy.

2/28/2015 04:25:00 AM


"Remember the tomatoes"

You think that became public by accident? Make that sawed off prick look like shit. Get creative.

2/28/2015 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raise taxes, encourage business and white and asian flight, and you are on your own sweethearts. You can police the rainbow soon enough, us white guys and our families will be living and paying taxes elsewhere.

2/28/2015 10:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one I know can stand this so called mayor.

2/28/2015 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the commander of 7 deserves deputy chief pay , why don't the police officers that patrol that he'll hole receive D2 pay . Flop time for a law suit .

2/28/2015 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps Rahm can change the name of some police facilities in an effort to garner votes.

Wait, I'm sorry the black community saw through his scam about a new NORTH side high school named after the President and his attempt to rename Stony Island Avenue after a deceased black religious leader.

Hmmmm. Yeah this new deputy chief position will have to do.

2/28/2015 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Over the last 4 years, Rahm has done the following for police officers.

1. Rahm demanded and took away overtime retro,
2. Rahm cut tuition reimbursement
3. Rahm cut new retiree pensions for life by 2%
4. Rahm stopped a 3% pension cola for new retirees
5. Rahm threw old timer retirees into obamacare

Vote for Chuy.

2/28/2015 04:25:00 AM

================

1. We are lucky to get a retro. Thanks to Dougherty and the citywide guys who were kept on by Shields. While backstabbing Shields they screwed the rest of us.

2. Yes there is a cut back not a elimination.

3. Pensions are not cut a penny. But we will be paying 2% for health care after July 2017 because Sgt Ade of the Sgt’s Assoc. and the firemen gave it away. The firemen are not our friends at contract time.

4. Rahm had nothing to do with the 3% cola. Our lobbyist at the time - Mark Donahue - dropped the ball on that. Now we will never get that back for anyone born after 01 Jan 1955.

5. The retirees are not there yet. If you had been paying attention to the Illinois Supreme Court that may not happen. 15 Mar 2015 is another hearing date.

Rahm is not our friend but neither is Chuy. He has stated the following:

A: will not raise property taxes to pay for the ARC next year. What is the ARC? Educate yourselves. Rahm will raise property taxes for the ARC as long as he can blame someone else- ISSC or Springfield.

B: said he will hire 1000 coppers. But when asked he has no financing plan to do that. Sounds like Rahm four years ago.

C: no casino for us either.

D: remember if Chuy gets in he owes the school teachers first we would be a very distant 2nd if we endorse him.

2/28/2015 11:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Danny O'Shea is the best cop ever, just ask him. Wow, what is he going to do now that he won't have a take home car like he has the last 10 years of his short career. Must be nice to have all that clout. He's never had a bad spot, his brother was Gov. Quinn's Chief of Staff, but had to resign due to some shady dealings. And I believe that they are also related to Alderman O'Shea. Remember now, he really really earned those Captain's bars. (Not!!!)

2/28/2015 11:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCORE!!! On my way out of 011... Just let me know where you land E dub. Give ya a minute to settle in, then I'm on my way. Just in time for the summer shooting season too. Haha yes sir we got em now, boy o boy... Wheeeeeeee

3/01/2015 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...




"Once again, we're getting top-heavy as the Eastland."

Hair gels, Google "Eastland."



3/01/2015 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Fred Waller a man who is a total CLASS ACT and when C/O of 002 there were many P.O.'s who would agree he led by that very example!!!

3/01/2015 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still waiting for those 1000 desk cops returned to districts! HA!!! I would hardly call cutting office spots, caps spots, desk spots, watch secretarys, moving to the watch cling them some imaginary beat and letting them still work in those "wink wink, cut spots". Ha! Meanwhile old timers retire and you never hire anyone and half the cars are always down, but it doesn't really matter cause they are still short vehicles. This has been by far the worst managed time in the department history. Street Policy is set by the hundreds of merit excerpts that hav no street experience. The fop goes along with it not saying a word since they are filled by the same street inexperienced police. Thank goodness I'll be gone before the contract sold out the back bone of the department. Good luck to those that are left.

3/01/2015 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O'Shea was my Sgt for a short time in Narcotics and a hard worker. Fred is a great guy and a hard worker. Betts is a great guy and hard worker.

A Detective who either worked for them or observed them work.

3/01/2015 02:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Raise taxes, encourage business and white and asian flight, and you are on your own sweethearts. You can police the rainbow soon enough, us white guys and our families will be living and paying taxes elsewhere.

2/28/2015 10:17:00 PM

Rainbow people that can afford to live in plush areas don't want working class people like you moving next door. Your kids might sit next to theirs in those good public school and bring some of that city stink with them. "Us white guys" LOLOL

3/01/2015 03:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
How about just hiring 1'000 part-time auxiliary police officers. Saves money by not having to cover insurance, pension or many other benefits.
-----------

Violation of contract.

2/28/2015 03:51:00 PM

Who wants to be waiting for backup (non life/death situation)...and an auxiliary officer shows up? I can hear Homer saying D'oh!

3/01/2015 03:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What has Dan O'Shea ever done?. I still can't believe this lite weasel is a captain. Went front sergeant to captain in about 2 years. Who's his juice? Let's call it how it is!

2/28/2015 10:26:00 AM

Well you obviously have never worked for or with Dan O'Shea. Dan is a very knowledgable and hard working copper. It is too bad that you have some sort of issue with him, that keeps you from seeing the truth about a fine man and a copper that is deserving of whatever he gets, as he has earned it by being the Police.
Signed by,
A Detective who knows!"

To the detective who knows:
Everyone can have a different opinion about the same person. I worked with him too and he was nothing special. He certainly didnt know more than most, and he certainly wasn't the hardest working. He was nice, an average worker (i.e., did what he was supposed to do most of the time) but absent-minded at times and easily distracted. If hard work and knowledge are what get you ahead, there are plenty others who deserve more than what he got, but most working police know that knowledge and hard work are not what get you ahead in CPD. It's rare that someone promoted to the captain and above exempt ranks fulfills those criteria. OShea is not one of them.

I could go to law school too, if i could do it on city time while in a unit that doesn't have to chase the radio all day.

It is what it is.

3/01/2015 04:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The best was at the ceremony McStreetlight said that since he has been over here, that promotions are now done but what you have accomplished during your career, and that it's no longer political or who you know.

Like his driver who completed the last sergeant class, was 9171 for three days until they found out he was lacking somehow, was demoted back to 9161, and is now nowhere to be found in patrol, still collects a check like an ghost payroller.

3/01/2015 04:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Over the last 4 years, Rahm has done the following for police officers.

1. Rahm demanded and took away overtime retro,
2. Rahm cut tuition reimbursement
3. Rahm cut new retiree pensions for life by 2%
4. Rahm stopped a 3% pension cola for new retirees
5. Rahm threw old timer retirees into obamacare

Vote for Chuy.

2/28/2015 04:25:00 AM

================

1. We are lucky to get a retro. Thanks to Dougherty and the citywide guys who were kept on by Shields. While backstabbing Shields they screwed the rest of us.

2. Yes there is a cut back not a elimination.

3. Pensions are not cut a penny. But we will be paying 2% for health care after July 2017 because Sgt Ade of the Sgt’s Assoc. and the firemen gave it away. The firemen are not our friends at contract time.

4. Rahm had nothing to do with the 3% cola. Our lobbyist at the time - Mark Donahue - dropped the ball on that. Now we will never get that back for anyone born after 01 Jan 1955.

5. The retirees are not there yet. If you had been paying attention to the Illinois Supreme Court that may not happen. 15 Mar 2015 is another hearing date.

Rahm is not our friend but neither is Chuy. He has stated the following:

A: will not raise property taxes to pay for the ARC next year. What is the ARC? Educate yourselves. Rahm will raise property taxes for the ARC as long as he can blame someone else- ISSC or Springfield.

B: said he will hire 1000 coppers. But when asked he has no financing plan to do that. Sounds like Rahm four years ago.

C: no casino for us either.

D: remember if Chuy gets in he owes the school teachers first we would be a very distant 2nd if we endorse him.

2/28/2015 11:14:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Danny O'Shea is the best cop ever, just ask him. Wow, what is he going to do now that he won't have a take home car like he has the last 10 years of his short career. Must be nice to have all that clout. He's never had a bad spot, his brother was Gov. Quinn's Chief of Staff, but had to resign due to some shady dealings. And I believe that they are also related to Alderman O'Shea. Remember now, he really really earned those Captain's bars. (Not!!!)

2/28/2015 11:32:00 PM
_______________________________

We are not lucky to be paid the "retro." They knew exactly what it would take to close the deal. Give most of us a pocketful of spending money and take thousands over the long-run. Look at how much a reputable graduate programs costs.

That is only the tip of the iceberg of how bad the contract is.

3/01/2015 06:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are lucky to get a retro. Thanks to Dougherty and the citywide guys who were kept on by Shields. While backstabbing Shields they screwed the rest of us.


Um excuse me. Every last one of you FOP hacks is a backstabbing shields wanna be. You all suck!

3/01/2015 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The slug bad mouthing Danny O... What are you jealous big guy? While you bitch and talk bs, know ... Danny is good for the dept and you my short peckered friend must be one hell of a dog if you don't recognize this fact!

3/01/2015 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

OT: Add Sgt. Karen C. to the list of the clouted who are allowed to retire from the sworn ranks and yet come to work the next day as a civilian, collecting both their sworn pension and a civilian salary. Here's the short list:
Karen C. - retired sergeant, now Civilian Director of R&D.
Jim "The Gadfly" H. - retired lieutenant, now Civilian Asst. Director of R&D FOR YEARS!
James R. - retired commander, now Civilian Chief of Staff to Supt.
Marv S. - retired PATROLMAN, now Deputy Chief in Support Services FOR YEARS!
Don O'N. - retired commander, now Civilian Director of HR.
John M. - retired patrolman, now Civilian Coordinator of Crossing Guards FOR YEARS, along with:
Roger H. - retired patrolman, also now Civilian Coordinator of Crossing Guards FOR YEARS!
And the list goes on and on. Every one of these people doubled their annual income overnight by taking their sworn pensions and a civilian salary at the same time. It's criminal, and a rip-off of taxpayer's money.

2/28/2015 04:21:00 PM

We heard you turned down Civilian Coordinator of Whining Bitches. Job is still open for you though, bitch.

3/01/2015 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 2/28/2015 11:56:00 AM.
Medicinal or recreational?

3/01/2015 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its amazing how one becomes captain .....how they went to school while on the A / A s as working. How the team had to support them.......while a lot of comp time was taken from others who were not clouted. So Tricky Dick how does it feel to wear those bars. And please stop rolling your eyes back everytime you start to talk...people think your convulsing.

3/01/2015 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob Lajewski,About time the Dept did something right. Good guy,great leader. Should have been a Deputy.

3/01/2015 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work at Homan and have had the opportunity to work along side Dan O'Shea. He has worked some major cases that have meant something to our CPD families. For anyone that is making comments from pure ignorance or jealousy is the real problem with this Department. Nothing has been handed to O'Shea. Scored of Sgt list and Lt list and deserved captain. He is articulate knowledgeable and knows how to lead which has be proven. He is exactly what this Department needs.

3/01/2015 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred Waller has charisma and is very politically savvy. On top of that he has done solid police work and led those doing the same! Fred attended Augustana University and comes from a solid working class family. Fred is a man and is the son of a man. I went through 86-3 with Fred. We were never friends but I can guarantee you that Fred deserves every promotion he has received. Eric Washington has also deserved every promotion he has earned. Eric is well known in drug law enforcement circles as a consummate professional and extraordinary law enforcement leader.

3/01/2015 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Original Post:
OT: Add Sgt. Karen C. to the list of the clouted who are allowed to retire from the sworn ranks and yet come to work the next day as a civilian...
2/28/2015 04:21:00 PM

Posted response:
We heard you turned down Civilian Coordinator of Whining Bitches. Job is still open for you though, bitch.

3/01/2015 07:04:00 AM


It sounds as if Lt. "Magic" is upset that daddy the Crossing Guard Guy got "outed" on this list after years of double-dipping!

3/01/2015 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I work at Homan and have had the opportunity to work along side Dan O'Shea. He has worked some major cases that have meant something to our CPD families. For anyone that is making comments from pure ignorance or jealousy is the real problem with this Department. Nothing has been handed to O'Shea. Scored of Sgt list and Lt list and deserved captain. He is articulate knowledgeable and knows how to lead which has be proven. He is exactly what this Department needs.

3/01/2015 09:03:00 AM


...and doesn't hurt that his brother is an alderman, too.

3/01/2015 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mission Scum said...
Captain Lejewski....A good man and has been since he was on the beat. 33 rocked when we were working.Damn time flys!

2/28/2015 09:16:00 PM

You worked with the guy and can't spell his name?

3/01/2015 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


2/28/2015 11:14:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Danny O'Shea is the best cop ever, just ask him. Wow, what is he going to do now that he won't have a take home car like he has the last 10 years of his short career. Must be nice to have all that clout. He's never had a bad spot, his brother was Gov. Quinn's Chief of Staff, but had to resign due to some shady dealings. And I believe that they are also related to Alderman O'Shea. Remember now, he really really earned those Captain's bars. (Not!!!)

2/28/2015 11:32:00 PM
Agree, he really believes he earned it all. Joke.

3/01/2015 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hair gels, Google "Eastland."

3/01/2015 12:16:00 AM

My smart phone says Yul Brynner starred as a malfunctioning robot at a futuristic amusement park. A preview of the new Compstat? Will Garry make the popcorn this time?

3/01/2015 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Congrats to Captain Harmon. He learned the ropes working many years in 007. He didn't just go to 007 for a few months as a stepping stone with 007 on his resume. He WORKED in 007 for years. This is a well-deserved promotion--I don't care if knows someone or not. He deserves it, and whoever gets him as a Captain will get a great supervisor.

6 MONTHS AS THE caps Lt in 007 ? pLEASE

3/01/2015 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote Garcia !!!

3/01/2015 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is some funny shit. However, the original poster has a good point.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

OT: Add Sgt. Karen C. to the list of the clouted who are allowed to retire from the sworn ranks and yet come to work the next day as a civilian, collecting both their sworn pension and a civilian salary. Here's the short list:
Karen C. - retired sergeant, now Civilian Director of R&D.
Jim "The Gadfly" H. - retired lieutenant, now Civilian Asst. Director of R&D FOR YEARS!
James R. - retired commander, now Civilian Chief of Staff to Supt.
Marv S. - retired PATROLMAN, now Deputy Chief in Support Services FOR YEARS!
Don O'N. - retired commander, now Civilian Director of HR.
John M. - retired patrolman, now Civilian Coordinator of Crossing Guards FOR YEARS, along with:
Roger H. - retired patrolman, also now Civilian Coordinator of Crossing Guards FOR YEARS!
And the list goes on and on. Every one of these people doubled their annual income overnight by taking their sworn pensions and a civilian salary at the same time. It's criminal, and a rip-off of taxpayer's money.

2/28/2015 04:21:00 PM

We heard you turned down Civilian Coordinator of Whining Bitches. Job is still open for you though, bitch

3/01/2015 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Insanity: Doing the same thing over & over again and expecting different results each time.

3/02/2015 05:13:00 AM  
Blogger Jeff Janulis said...

The criticism of Fred Waller is unjustified. He is a hell of a police officer and is deserving of his promotion....he is the REAL police, now a glorified desk jockey, political hack.

3/02/2015 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All this talk about O'Shea. Good guy, looks out for his people. But the reality of it is that without his connections he would most likely still be blue shirt. It is what it is. But this can be said for almost all of our command staff. Very few got made due to performance. The fat get fatter and the rest of us have to fight for the scraps. If you didn't know that coming onto the job then shame on you.

3/02/2015 03:56:00 PM  

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