Thursday, March 05, 2015

Shouldn't We Be Doing This?

Oh wait, the Department brass said something about how it didn't make sense to train every officer in terrorism response. Good to see some people learn from the past:
  • The NYPD has quietly spent the last six months making preparations for a potential ISIS assault in Manhattan, which police fear could be similar to the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, India, sources told The Post.

    Cops have been trained to deal with coordinated bombings and shootings, as in the four-day terror assault that killed more than 160 people in Mumbai, the sources said.

    Police trainers have even placed a map of Manhattan over a map of Mumbai to show the geographical similarities, one source said.

    Several hundred cops have been reassigned to counterterrorism duties, and some have been trained to use high-powered rifles to take out potential terrorist snipers.
Has anyone reading ever sat down an had an actual discussion about something like this? Over beers, over lunch, at roll call? It's an interesting exercise if you treat it seriously. We've done it a couple times with co-workers, some with military experience, some with specialized training, some with a lot of years, some not so many.

Mumbai was 10 shooters with basic-to-advanced military-type training, dropped off via inflatable speedboats, supplied with enough ammo and explosives to kill 164 people and wound over 300 over the course of 4 days. New York's (and Chicago's) waterfronts, subways, downtown, shopping destinations, etc are inviting targets. We're sure SWAT has a plan, but SWAT isn't the first responder in most cases. In a multi-shooter scenario with a motivated, well-supplied force, SWAT is only in one or two places at once. Six-to-ten two-man teams here might end with a body count to rival India's.

Is CPD working on this? Maybe a clue for the boys and girls who are going to be mobilized as Incident Teams with no training, no weapons, no information? We don't even have a minimum number of riflemen assigned to each District with functional rifles for each.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC some of the information you are asking is classified and on a need to know basis. But not to worry. You have SWAT, FBI HRT, and some other teams that you will only learn about if the need arises.

In addition you, have Mr. Obama. Chicago is his home. You can be sure he is focused like a laser on keeping it safe from ISIS.

3/05/2015 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm doesn't give a flip if a bunch of Coppers & Citizens get killed by a bunch of Islamic Jihadists..Why? We are considered to be expendable by him and the other Goofballs that have run America into the ground..It will be called a Incident of Urban Violence..Can't hurt the Islamic Jihadists feelings,that is racist and insensitive!

3/05/2015 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I spoke to retired Cmdr R. @ a very similar situation in cent cntl group.
He said that it was brought up & command staff said that it couldn't happen, and why panic the civilians.
001 & 018 have been getting probed for years.
But it's NOT a threat!!!

Obamaville is not a target!

3/05/2015 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep in mind that the Mumbai crew was crazy on LSD, cocaine, syringes found, etc. That's how they kept going for four days. They were also directed from a control room in Pakistan via cell phones.

3/05/2015 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if the city started a counter-terrorism unit it would just be a clout baby detail, while the veterans of all the services with their experience in foreign lands would be ignored...just saying

3/05/2015 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck getting ammo, theirs no GATS, cabelas etc downtown. 19-H and pass the ammo

3/05/2015 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im ready for an Incident,But my Radio doesnt work in half the buildings Downtown,Ill call the 018th District or my SGT on my cell phone.

3/05/2015 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shhhhhh. You're making too much sense. How dare you make sense on a Thursday, don't you know it's comstat meeting day...

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

If only the NYPD took the time and trained their officers like the CPD!

3/05/2015 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD won't do this training until federal money makes it mandatory (Remember TARA?).

Federal money won't come until something bad happens.

Switched-on coppers are already working on this stuff themselves, and not waiting for a streaming video, because going home to their families is important to them.

3/05/2015 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Rahm Emanuel will pay for how he plays...

The much desired Police Lay-Off via attrition, refusal to hire, refusal to fund real-time hands on training, cutting paid for Police positions from the budget then stealing those already allocated taxpayer dollars to give to Rahm's corporate friends who then crowd-funded his re-election campaign to the tune of $30 Million...

(New campaign ad showing a contrite Rahm...
Our reflexive impulse is to fling a cup of piss
at the TV whenever the God-Forsaken thing
flickers across the screen...)

Running CPD on the cheap has and WILL cost lives.

Rahm thinks he can get away with it because he has an inside with the intelligence community keeping him apprised as to whether Chicago is being specifically targeted... No need to spend money on training CPD when the Feds can just helicopter in and do a clean-up.

...After many Policemen are killed trying to put a stop to terroristic death worshippers.

Yeah Rahm...
You and your Police-God in his own mind hachet man
are too smart, too cute and too slick by orders of magnitude.

As long as Rahm "wins..."
No matter how many bodies he has to climb over.
As long as he "wins" and some other poor slob
pays the price.

Rahm Emanuel needs to be caught in a net and forcibly submitted for psychological evaluation.

Daley should have been netted early on as well.
Past is prelude...

TRUTH:
Those of us with a scarred but still human soul...
Those of us with an intact conscience...

We are so deeply troubled by what Rahm Emanuel
represents.

We're even more troubled by the people standing in
the shadows behind him and THEIR agenda.

"The Police in Chicago are the problem... Once we fix
THEM, everything else will fall in place."

Viva Hate.

Rahm is SCARED.
Rahm IS beatable.

Hope and pray that this city does not get hit.
It's no secret that we've been marooned with
no training and a bunch of cut-throat New Yuck
law enforcement gypsies in charge and a
monstrously inept, knee-walking exempt echelon
beneath them.

Policing and Public Safety in Chicago
has been intentionally destroyed.

Who goes to the gallows for it once the Great
Course Correction occurs?

...Well, if at all?

The Policeman didn't break it.
It is quite possibly way beyond The Policeman
to fix.

3/05/2015 01:54:00 AM  
Blogger BronxBullschitzHere said...

I don't want to freak anybody out, but that amount of attackers could take out the the three water plants in Chicago.

3/05/2015 05:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Considering over 60% of active shooters have some sort of long gun...still trying to get "certified" with the carbine, hopefully by the time something inevitably horrible will happen.

3/05/2015 05:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Concealed carry (the one they fought so hard against - silly Progressive Democrats) is apparently enough of a plan for Rahm and Garry. Has anybody else noticed that they sound like a morning DJ pair? Angry Rahm and his sidekick Garry, mornings on WLS.

3/05/2015 05:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The leaders in this city will not listen to those who say there is a threat. They are afraid of liability and of any damn fool who might scream, "We are over-militarizing our police!"

Some years ago, not long after the Mumbai attack I attended a dinner of a Law Enforcement fraternity. The guest speakers that night were a retired judge and his wife who were caught up in those attacks in their Mumbai hotel room.

They credit their survival to several things among them the wife's lessons learned as a Girl Scout. This included turning out the lights and remaining quiet while filling every container possible with water including the bath tub. They put wet towels under the door to keep smoke out. When the power failed they still found one outlet that worked hidden behind a bed that charged their cell phones.

This kept them alive even when they heard terrorists in the hallway and when help arrived they had a password arranged through Reuters News Service.

So have a plan for your family, and when you buy Girl Scout Cookies you are supporting a real anti-terrorist effort.

3/05/2015 05:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This government chooses to treat the jihad as a domestic political problem that has to be managed.

In short, they have to make believe that "the terrorists" are something other then what they are, and they have to make you think they're doing something about it.

It's all bullshit.

If you really think of it, how could it be otherwise?


A country that is ruled by multi-national corporations could only act this way.

3/05/2015 05:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PO Aaron Cunningham created a lesson plan for this exact scenario. The former brass thought he was too radical and he was moved on. 012, 018 and 001 were given many slots for the carbine class for this same reason. Also, it was pitched to the brass that having a few sort cars loaded for bear be up during business hours, a good idea if you think about it. This department just plays catch up.

3/05/2015 05:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our LT talks about this stuff, as well as officer safety and stuff like that, almost everyday at roll call. I'll give him credit for that since he's about the only I've worked for who does talk about this. At least it's a start.

3/05/2015 05:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm at 35th st and I want all the training everyone else gets. I'm no less of a police officer.

3/05/2015 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reality is we have a number of hero's on CPD that will solve the problem.

They have the mentality and training of "your GD right I ordered the code red".

So long as it's not their RDO or furlo, we're fine. ISIS will be smoked, but the friendly bodies will also be stacked by ISIS.

America

3/05/2015 06:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama does not even call them terrorists! Swat you say? Yep ok, they are good coppers, great shots, why don't they all have take home cars? Where is the 400+ new vehicles promised? Every swat copper (no I'm not swat) should have a new take home explorer with 4WD for a quick response! We give cars to the secretaries with guns at 35, the director of finance even has a police spec car, Ed Burke and the treaurer have police spec cars,the mayor has a fleet of police spec red light running tanks all of these vehicles listed have police lights sirens multiple radios but swat coppers? Why is swat trained coppers not 24/7 at the airports? How many Sort cars do we have roaming?

Not going to reveal more on a public blog bug if your a Chicago copper and you don't know what's going on shame on you! We all know how "well prepared" we are! More like spray and pray will be the order of the day, it's not if these terrorists will do something it's when, the worlds on fire read and watch the news! Keep your weapons clean, ready to go, back each other up on every call no more of the stupidity heard every day on every radio "squad I will let you know it I need back up" if you need back up when you respond it may be to late!

Thanks again yo the "spirits of the air" SCC for this #1 rated blog

3/05/2015 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NYPD is a REAL big city police dept. Enough said.

3/05/2015 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And dont forget first responders will be targets.

3/05/2015 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't even get guys to carry proper holsters, proper amount of ammo, or even wear the piper equipment. Now you expect half of these slugs to actually be ready for some large scale active shooter? I'd say over 75% of these little college boys and girls would turn tail and run. Or hold themsleves down on reports, contact cards, or my favorite "squad I was just gonna ask for lunch". This department is doomed as is this city.

3/05/2015 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello SCC, I have to tell you that this icident will happen sooner or later.

Now something more important, many citizens read this blog as you are well aware, I dont think it is a good ideal to tell them about our understaffed swat teams, 1st responders with no training etc.

CPD is a reactive, not proactive department which is ashame. I have observed some of the police offices from 001 & 018 walking around downtown like they are on a vacation or shopping spree, they will be the 1st on scene of a terror incident, judging their poor awareness and training, we are doomed.

I feel sorry for their safety. Nothing but walking targets or "blue canaries" but atleast the alarm will be sounded if they remember to get on their radio and call in the incident.

That will give me time to hit the medical or take cu for the remainder of the tour. I am not a coward but I am not taking a 9mm handgun to a hipowered rifle fight.

I like this city and my career, but my family comes 1st, I will not take a chance and get wounded or killed defending Michigan Avenue...

We need more highly trained officers. Only 5 or 6 people are trained with the rifle in my district and only one or two of them take them out on patrol daily.

I been waiting for over 2 years to get rifle training but they only have 6 or 8 people that can teach the course, ashame!

3/05/2015 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what happens to a department when all of the "leaders" are political meritorious promotees. No one has a clue.
And even if there was an actual "leader" amonst the goofs we have - the others wouldn't listen anyway because they are too afraid of losing their position.

3/05/2015 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Not going in said...

Sorry to say this...but if Mumbai happens here I'm setting up a perimeter, clearing the area, securing the outside and ensuring no one goes into the red zone. The City has equipped me (actually I equipped myself...the City has allowed me to be equipped) with a pea shooter. We do nothing but rail on this shithole of a City all the time here. I'm not going in. This dump is NOT worth my life. I took some heat a while back for saying the same about a school shooting. I stand by my stance. Unless my kid or loved one is in the building...IM NOT GOING IN! "Squad send SWAT, a supervisor, and anyone with an AR...active shooter at my location...command post will be at X and Y." With the anti police sentiment at an all time high, let Pflegar, Jackass, and the other ghetto community bs activists go in. Not going in

3/05/2015 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What should send chills down your spine- the planner of the Mumbai shooting reportedly lived in Chicago..

3/05/2015 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what the department is currently working on spending about 20k on (more BS to keep some fool who is neither smart nor bright employed):

http://www.calea.org/content/steps-accreditation-process

3/05/2015 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh SCC, now I feel compelled to marginalize your concern as "fear mongering". Don't you realize how the term "terrorist" polarizes certain groups of people in our country? After all ISIS isn't an Islamic organization. The real threat are those who believe in limited government. Who are these hate filled xenophobes? Oh yeah, the Tea Party extremists! Look out for those who work hard and pay taxes. That's the real threat!

3/05/2015 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are we not doing this is the better question? are we practicing? I'm sure obama being from Chicago has flooded this city with cash, so flush the pensions can be fully funded, you know like how President George Bush did for his hometown in Texas! Wonder how many new vehicles have been purchased? Are our rifles the state of the art? How about the helicopters are they given the proper new equipment? Don't worry we have cameras on the CTA, so we can be post active (after the event) we need police period!

We need to stop throwing money away on worthless self serving projects, like bike lanes which totally disrupt traffic, depaul stadium how many millions of tax money wasted,river-walk nice but how many BILLIONS, trails along abandoned railroad tracks yea ok safe?, maggie daley park over runs on and on! Its nice when your spending someone else s money and not your own, the mayoral election is chuy Garcia to lose at this point.

Mr. Garcia come out and speak to the police in the district stations, we have a vote and most of us vote lets hear more ideas!

3/05/2015 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best thing that could have been brought over from NYPD is anti-terrorism training. Instead we got DSS and Compstat.

3/05/2015 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're playing the odds. The odds that nobody above lieutenant will be anywhere near a Mumbi type attack, so no need for preparation.

If there is such an attack we can look forward to 3-4 commanders and 2-3 deputy chiefs on the radio giving confusing orders and countermanding each other.

Remeber, just keep the attackers of the drive.

3/05/2015 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha everyone knows rahm is a joke in general. Especially when it comes to skimping on necessary equipment/training for our police. For gods sake the police felt the need to try and negotiate for new squad cars even though they are necessary to do their job effectively. Rahm could care less about terrorist attacks. He would love to use a tragedy like that as a political stunt to make himself look like he is sensitive and concerned. Only when its too late. Rahm doesnt even hire the sufficient amount of police to combat the savagery here let alone the terrorists from all over the world. He takes after B. Hussein O. who couldnt even admit/recognize the ISIS threat.

3/05/2015 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I usually don't agree with your posts but this one is spot on. It's one of my biggest concerns. Sometimes I look around roll call and think to myself, when (not if) the shit hits the fan, we are fucked!!!

Hoping we get some ex-Military/infantry in my district. I'm running strait to those guys for direction.

3/05/2015 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This dept. is more worried about liability then the over safety of its citizens! If they weren't we would all would be trained and certified with the long rifle. tact teams were all trained on shotguns - not sure if they still are.

3/05/2015 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TRAINING?? You got all the training you need during your cycles! Now go write some contact cards ON THE BEAT.

3/05/2015 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD SWAT doesn't even get any anti terrorist training. This city Is far from prepared. We are all going to die!!!!

3/05/2015 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not on the incident team no more!GOODNIGHT!

3/05/2015 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

""" Anonymous said...

SCC some of the information you are asking is classified and on a need to know basis. But not to worry. You have SWAT, FBI HRT, and some other teams that you will only learn about if the need arises.

In addition you, have Mr. Obama. Chicago is his home. You can be sure he is focused like a laser on keeping it safe from ISIS.""""

Gosh that makes ME feel better.

3/05/2015 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The money for all that was spent well, Maggie Daley Park!

3/05/2015 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/real-story-dallas-nurse-got-232919860.html

Good read about ebola. From liberal yahoo keep in mind. But it makes you wonder when obama said not to worry the United states is prepared to bring these people here and treat them. 2 more years left. Then Hillary. Dear god.

3/05/2015 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old Retired Guy Here, Again !!!!!!
Had to chime in on this one. One of my biggest "Pet Peeves" comes into play here. The city has basically closed off the streets to emergency responders. Putting all those flower pots, median strips, and bike lanes, make it very difficult for a responding emergency unit to navigate. I often see emergency responders pulling to the left of the median strips, and proceeding the wrong way against traffic. I wonder, if the driver could ever justify this. if an accident occurs. In my day, we just drove down the median, between traffic, it worked great, and was lots of fun ! OPEN THE STREETS AGAIN. LET THE TRAFFIC FLOW, AND YOU WOULD NOT NEED BIKE LANES. If an 911 situation happens, I fear there will be nothing, but a giant traffic jam.

3/05/2015 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll never understand why we have the college bashers voice their opinion on this site. Do you need a degree to do this job, no. Does a degree hinder you in doing this job, no. Does college possibly improve some of your skills, particularly in writing that could help your career, yes. College really isn't that hard, if you sign up and show up that's half the battle. Try it sometime while the department still pays for it.

3/05/2015 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone mentioned the teaparty. He was right. Those right wing extremist are the ones we need to be watching and prepared for. Not our peaceful muslim brothers and sisters.

3/05/2015 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT...got to share this!

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/03/04/neighbors-outraged-over-white-history-month-sign-in-flemington-deli-window/

Interesting how someone was offended because the "T" in white "looks like a cross" as in something from a KKK design.
That is called Bull Shit.

SOME African Amercians will see what they want to see. Racism comes out of the woodwork for many. I guess we can thank Obama, Holder, Jesse Jackson and the others for that climate we now live in - lets be honest, that's the only climate change going on - WORSE race relations.

3/05/2015 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not going in said...
Sorry to say this...but if Mumbai happens here I'm setting up a perimeter, clearing the area, securing the outside and ensuring no one goes into the red zone. The City has equipped me (actually I equipped myself...the City has allowed me to be equipped) with a pea shooter. We do nothing but rail on this shithole of a City all the time here. I'm not going in. This dump is NOT worth my life. I took some heat a while back for saying the same about a school shooting. I stand by my stance. Unless my kid or loved one is in the building...IM NOT GOING IN! "Squad send SWAT, a supervisor, and anyone with an AR...active shooter at my location...command post will be at X and Y." With the anti police sentiment at an all time high, let Pflegar, Jackass, and the other ghetto community bs activists go in. Not going in

You sound like an idiot. Unless its your kids or loved ones,you are not going in? What if it were your kids and loved ones and the police on the scene said "Its not my kid or loved ones,I'm not going in" Its part of the job, the CPD comes with danger and everydtime you put on the uniform, you place yourself in danger.
I'm sure glad the CPD has many officers that understand this and do their job.

3/05/2015 12:12:00 PM  
Blogger 011 2nd Watch DOG said...

Stop it now SSC, NY are the big boy police. CPD is your average mall cop, no comparison. Why train mall cops?

3/05/2015 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is grants and in place to supplement man power in the areas of high interest or soft targets.their is federal money which guys and gals in tac teams in 18 and 1 call VRE same as VRI! we do brainstorming session in Tara classes. We discussed many scenarios, and even have spoken to multiple-up chain command on being able to take out our rifles for scenarios downtown wont have that! they control our ways of tactics and how we use our gear we doomed without even being able to implement or get the department to give active shooter training.Like grants this department has had brass sit on their ass so not to take responsibility of this grants IE torch which was lost due to lack of wanting to plan for training and recruitment by said awarded unit until this money was given away last min ditch effect to supplement swat in airports and transit detail which was cut do to lack or not using said funds for 1.5 yrs! swat treated that as a C-CAT OT weekend initiative for friday saturday sunday monday.

3/05/2015 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope that R&D admin mgr took a vacation or medical day today
Home at 1248 hrs

Karen, you keeping a lid on this?

3/05/2015 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem is department culture needs to change there is federal training on active shooters and much more if those officers in those areas are enticed to do so and seek it out.be prepared to have to burn your own time..You can't put a price tag on burning three days so you can get an idea on how to come home from shit storm and properly dick punch who wants give you 762 round in the a**. The other problem is majority will complain and wont get or seek out training but will quickly make fun of an officer or complain about who uses properly approved molle vests as too aggressive. You can't be both in favor of getting trained officers but ridicule the ones that have training and military background who wear the molle vest. You have to seek training and be prepared to bring you and your partner home point blank. The officer who said if the shit hits the fan will run the other way as your brothers get shot at in an Mumbai type incident should turn Ur star in and retire now!

3/05/2015 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been waiting several years to take the carbine course. I don't expect to go before the TAC teams, but they need more personnel in training, so as to train as many coppers as possible. Also, we have carbines, and shotguns; should we have a choice or be trained on other weapons too? Trained in military tactics? As for snipers, don't they need spotters, etc.?

3/05/2015 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Not going in said...
Sorry to say this...but if Mumbai happens here I'm setting up a perimeter, clearing the area, securing the outside and ensuring no one goes into the red zone. The City has equipped me (actually I equipped myself...the City has allowed me to be equipped) with a pea shooter. We do nothing but rail on this shithole of a City all the time here. I'm not going in. This dump is NOT worth my life. I took some heat a while back for saying the same about a school shooting. I stand by my stance. Unless my kid or loved one is in the building...IM NOT GOING IN! "Squad send SWAT, a supervisor, and anyone with an AR...active shooter at my location...command post will be at X and Y." With the anti police sentiment at an all time high, let Pflegar, Jackass, and the other ghetto community bs activists go in. Not going in

3/05/2015 07:40:00 AM

Won't help in a school massacre?

Do everyone a favor and turn in your star today. Coward.

3/05/2015 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5 problems that face this department that no one wants to admit that affects our department readiness in an event of crisis critical incident mass casualty's such as real Madrid train attack, London train/ bus or Kenya mall attacks..
1.)leadership with no balls
2.)Old timer attitude of change
3.)Officer moral
$.)Improper use of TIFF funds....
5.)TRAINING and affects of city hall giving SOPs standard operating procedures=guidelines on Central business district and loop. We are not allowed to bring out our rifles downtown even if their was a bonfide incident. Remember swat response to a disgruntled employee they did take out their m-4s out of the squads because city hall does not ALLOW US TO BRING THEM OUT! TORCH GRANT CITY HALL SAID / city council said they want the body's but no heavy equipment can be out ! No long guns read y for the fight!" It will create an environment of fear" sated a city council majority... pussy ass bosses conformed to that!

officer morale the one that complains but nothing to make his issues better.Wont seek out training on his own complains out department but does not give importance of using uniform money to where is is suppose to be used for training and equipment.Won't burn time to go seek training blames it on Department

3/05/2015 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

"We're sure SWAT has a plan?" I am laughing so hard now I think I cracked a rib. Our SWAT is not prepared at all. I still can't stop laughing. Hold on it hurts.

Compare CPD SWAT to other major cities. You think this city is prepared? Terrorism, kidnappings, maritime activities, active shooter and hostage rescue? We are not ready. No equipment, no vehicles, no training. Sad to say, but it's true, good men and women in blue will die along with many of the citizens living in Chicago. We have not been given a fighting chance. The merit promotions of Exempts, have been promoted above their abilities and have robbed us of training and equipment not just for SWAT but for all police officers in Chicago.

U.S.Homeland Security has given the City of Chicago hundreds of millions of dollars to prepare and train all it's police officers for terrorist attacks. The city has taken the money and used it for overtime initiatives that have produced little results in fighting crime, and zero preparedness for terrorism.


Compare our SWAT capabilities to NYPD, LAPD, ISP or other major city SWAT teams? Look at the equipment. No proper training centers or ranges. Can CPD SWAT effectively respond to an HBT incident on any of the waterways in the city. The answer is No. Has CPD SWAT trained with any helicopters for anti-terrorist operations and hostage rescue on high rises or for assaulting unto ships. No. We have zero capabilities and equipment to react on any water including a bath tub. In the last 10 years we have had a total of ten days of training on the water. Just imagine what could happen. (Keep in mind that 100 million dollars has been spent on VRI, no money for SWAT)

Look at the armored vehicles that CPD has compared to other major SWAT teams. One armored vehicle (Bearcat) is currently working which is ten years old and is rusting. The second armored vehicle (MRAP), the military gave it to us for free and it has spent more time in the shop then being used.

Bottom line SWAT is clueless and has no idea what their doing. CPD SWAT is considered one of the worst teams in the country run by merit hacks that have zero experience. Exempts, Superintendent, past Mayor and current Mayor could care less about the Chicago Police Department or it's citizens. They are clueless and negligent for how they have failed to prepare this city.

3/05/2015 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC some of the information you are asking is classified and on a need to know basis. But not to worry. You have SWAT, FBI HRT, and some other teams that you will only learn about if the need arises.

In addition you, have Mr. Obama. Chicago is his home. You can be sure he is focused like a laser on keeping it safe from ISIS.

Classified info? It's so classified that I'm on SWAT and I don't even know. This city will burn. Chicago SWAT is not up to the challenge of fighting terrorism. Don't fool yourself.

3/05/2015 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Send in SWAT" by the time we get there it's over. There's only one SORT car up in 001/018. Run for the mountains, SWAT is not coming.

3/05/2015 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody was supposed to be a terrorism expert. Instead he was an expert at throwing coppers under the bus. When he wasn't running away that is.

3/05/2015 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember, if you are qualified with the carbine, only carry it on the weekends. Nothing happens on week days.

3/05/2015 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*** Anonymous 3/05/2015 05:27:00 AM said...

"Concealed carry (the one they fought so hard against - silly Progressive Democrats) is apparently enough of a plan for Rahm and Garry." ***

Except that all of the CC holders will have to go back to their cars and retrieve their guns, because that's about the only place you can carry downtown.

3/05/2015 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
SCC some of the information you are asking is classified and on a need to know basis. But not to worry. You have SWAT, FBI HRT, and some other teams that you will only learn about if the need arises.

In addition you, have Mr. Obama. Chicago is his home. You can be sure he is focused like a laser on keeping it safe from ISIS.

3/05/2015 12:21:00 AM<<<

We can only hope BHO take his brood and plants them in Hawaii after his White House years. But knowing the selfishness of the Democommunists they will want us to foot the tab on homes in Chicago and elsewhere as well as the regal airplane and security staff to go where they want when they want.

3/05/2015 02:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
"Send in SWAT" by the time we get there it's over. There's only one SORT car up in 001/018. Run for the mountains, SWAT is not coming.

3/05/2015 01:16:00 PM

Yup, we sure do have a world class city here. World class!

3/05/2015 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I'm at 35th st and I want all the training everyone else gets. I'm no less of a police officer.

3/05/2015 06:42:00 AM

Yes you are....

3/05/2015 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard announced in the Fall of 2001 that we were getting updated communications systems so all emergency services radios can talk to each other. In tall buildings, subways, all over the place. I can't wait till that happens. Really, I can't wait. I can't wait so much that I retired last year. Best of luck brothers & sisters. If you didn't hear that promise, it was made in 2001, right after 9/11. I hear the Vanecko and Daley Radio Corp is hard at work on the problem.

3/05/2015 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Not going in said...

Sorry to say this...but if Mumbai happens here I'm setting up a perimeter, clearing the area, securing the outside and ensuring no one goes into the red zone. The City has equipped me (actually I equipped myself...the City has allowed me to be equipped) with a pea shooter. We do nothing but rail on this shithole of a City all the time here. I'm not going in. This dump is NOT worth my life. I took some heat a while back for saying the same about a school shooting. I stand by my stance. Unless my kid or loved one is in the building...IM NOT GOING IN! "Squad send SWAT, a supervisor, and anyone with an AR...active shooter at my location...command post will be at X and Y." With the anti police sentiment at an all time high, let Pflegar, Jackass, and the other ghetto community bs activists go in. Not going in

3/05/2015 07:40:00 AM


Won't help in a school massacre?

Do everyone a favor and turn in your star today. Coward.
3/05/2015 12:57:00 PM

Hey, look at the bright side. As soon as 0740hrs is directed to DO HIS JOB and refuses, he'll be on the road to separation and we'll all be rid of him.
Not soon enough, but we'll be rid of him.

3/05/2015 03:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Concealed carry (the one they fought so hard against - silly Progressive Democrats) is apparently enough of a plan for Rahm and Garry. Has anybody else noticed that they sound like a morning DJ pair? Angry Rahm and his sidekick Garry, mornings on WLS.

3/05/2015 05:27:00 AM

Hopefully, that's their next job after they both lose their current ones next month.

3/05/2015 03:32:00 PM  
Blogger The Song Remains The Same said...

Not going in said...
Sorry to say this...but if Mumbai happens here I'm setting up a perimeter, clearing the area, securing the outside and ensuring no one goes into the red zone. The City has equipped me (actually I equipped myself...the City has allowed me to be equipped) with a pea shooter. We do nothing but rail on this shithole of a City all the time here. I'm not going in. This dump is NOT worth my life. I took some heat a while back for saying the same about a school shooting. I stand by my stance. Unless my kid or loved one is in the building...IM NOT GOING IN! "Squad send SWAT, a supervisor, and anyone with an AR...active shooter at my location...command post will be at X and Y." With the anti police sentiment at an all time high, let Pflegar, Jackass, and the other ghetto community bs activists go in. Not going in

3/05/2015 07:40:00 AM
============================

Be rest assured that if your children are in a school in my district and there's an active shooter, I WILL enter that school in an attempt to save as many children & adults as possible.
Me and my pea shooter (wheel gun) may be no match but I'll be dammed if I'd stand by while babies & other human beings are being slaughtered.
Maybe it's me but I'll do what's necessary, and pray the big man upstairs is looking over me.

I/F

3/05/2015 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC some of the information you are asking is classified and on a need to know basis. But not to worry. You have SWAT, FBI HRT, and some other teams that you will only learn about if the need arises.

In addition you, have Mr. Obama. Chicago is his home. You can be sure he is focused like a laser on keeping it safe from ISIS.

3/05/2015 12:21:00 AM

Laser-focused on our security? Like that extraordinary security on the White House itself? Oh, I feel really safe now.

3/05/2015 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obamas not planning on moving back here and Lake Michigan is not ideal for dropping inflatables and coming to shore,it won't happen here!

3/05/2015 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Swat looks good though...in those black ninja turtle suits,they appear to know what they're doing isn't that all that matters the public perception,I like me,I'm confident,and doggonit I'm a ninja turtle!

3/05/2015 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Willis Tower is surrounded by public parking garages within ear shot of this critical facilities location. After 911 the city merely identified such locations and went on color coded alerts-now the end is near!

3/05/2015 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GARCIA has three votes already Dean Angelo of the FOP. W. Wilson
and B. Fiorette. But RAHM has three endorsements. FOP thanks to Dean, WILSON and FIORETTE. It's a done deal. All will be rewarded.

3/05/2015 04:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope that R&D admin mgr took a vacation or medical day today
Home at 1248 hrs

Karen, you keeping a lid on this?

3/05/2015 12:48:00 PM

Paybacks for saying that CPD can not shoot at a moving vehicle!

3/05/2015 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT...

Everyone knows there are more people with mental issues on the street that we are called to deal with because Tiny Dancer closed a half dozen clinics. Forget the commercial and read here how some activists got in his face and he quickly reverted to type when only his people -- including two CPD -- were in the room.

https://preaprez.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/rahm-screams-at-mental-health-activists-youre-gonna-respect-me/

3/05/2015 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

""" Anonymous said...

SCC some of the information you are asking is classified and on a need to know basis. But not to worry. You have SWAT, FBI HRT, and some other teams that you will only learn about if the need arises.

In addition you, have Mr. Obama. Chicago is his home. You can be sure he is focused like a laser on keeping it safe from ISIS.""""

Gosh that makes ME feel better.

3/05/2015 09:44:00 AM

From your comment HRT I think that coward on here and the other need HRT (Hormone Replacement therapy also), now on a serious note being a veteran officer retiring this year, if I'm responding to an incident such as this where innocents are being hurt or killed, or my brothers and sisters in blue are engaged and the battle is on, sorry I'm not a hero by any stretch but not a zero like the cowards who say they won't go in! If I see someone getting hurt its my job, and having testicular fortitude to do that job, I will respond.

To the others complaint about not young in with a "pea shooter" you get cover 1 well placed head shot could count, I will never ever turn tail and run, sorry not what I do, or 90% or more if coppers would do! That's a cowards way, and saying you would not go into a school you coward turn in your star immediately, if your ever told a street copper that I pity you! If I'm called I may lose but you know that it's a proud thing to try your best to save an innocents life!

3/05/2015 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now have the judge make city pay the pension. See how things are done FOP ! With BALLS, not spending the last 9 years on the medical.

3/05/2015 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I typed to fast on my last reply getting to swat those coppers are trying the best they can, but they need vehicles, take home type, it's insane you have 35 th street people, and bosses with all the take home cars, you could even give swat covert cars just equip them all with police equipment so hey could get through traffic, it's crazy now when you need swat and they respond from home in heir personal vehicles fighting traffic, what boss thought of this insanity?

3/05/2015 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Not going in said...
Sorry to say this...but if Mumbai happens here I'm setting up a perimeter, clearing the area, securing the outside and ensuring no one goes into the red zone. The City has equipped me (actually I equipped myself...the City has allowed me to be equipped) with a pea shooter. We do nothing but rail on this shithole of a City all the time here. I'm not going in. This dump is NOT worth my life. I took some heat a while back for saying the same about a school shooting. I stand by my stance. Unless my kid or loved one is in the building...IM NOT GOING IN! "Squad send SWAT, a supervisor, and anyone with an AR...active shooter at my location...command post will be at X and Y." With the anti police sentiment at an all time high, let Pflegar, Jackass, and the other ghetto community bs activists go in. Not going in

3/05/2015 07:40:00 AM

Won't help in a school massacre?

Do everyone a favor and turn in your star today. Coward.

3/05/2015 12:57:00 PM


Mumbai was not a school massacre. We need to be afraid of a Beslan type incident. First responders were all killed going in, automatic weapons and bombs and booby traps. Hostages were wired with explosives. They went up too.

Chechens, all muslims.

3/05/2015 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It pains me to read officers detailing our shortcomings...I know this is an open forum, but for flucksake don't detail everything. This is not where you should be complaining about equipment and tactics!!! Don't push some a$$hole(s) agenda and gain their confidence.

3/05/2015 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the point of having rifles or rifle training when you can't carry them because there aren't any mounts (or a vehicle)?
Do districts have enough personnel trained and rifles available ?
The Johnny-come-lately approach to Rapid Response is dated and ineffective.
Are there any dedicated teams that respond with rifles at the district level?
Weren't rifles banned at the airports?
Will the real bozo that runs this department please stand up.

3/05/2015 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City of Chicago is so so ill prepared for any type of terrorist attack, the bottom line is Money, and the city would rather build bullshit parks and libraries then admit that this big ass city is a potential target. I was an HBT guy many years back and asked a question at a training session about how are we prepared to fight a terrorist attack, the answer was, "WE have never had a terrorist attack in this city" that was back in the late 80's and early 90's. and this attitude still exists. Most of our police force are assigned to beat cars and drive about their assigned district looking around and never thinking of a truck blowing up next to the Criminal courts building or district station, they put these bullshit locks on the rear doors of the districts but most coppers will hold the door open if you remotely act like you belong there for some reason. WE ARE FUCKED!!!!!!!!

3/05/2015 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These politicians and bosses on this job should be hanging from trees with the mess they've put us in.....god Damn them!!! Crooked, self serving scum bags, if your children only knew what pieces of shit you really are.

3/05/2015 07:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Won't help in a school massacre?

Do everyone a favor and turn in your star today. Coward.

3/05/2015 12:57:00 PM

Amen.I'm going in,for a kill shot.
Asshole.

3/05/2015 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not going in said...
Sorry to say this...but if Mumbai happens here I'm setting up a perimeter, clearing the area, securing the outside and ensuring no one goes into the red zone. The City has equipped me (actually I equipped myself...the City has allowed me to be equipped) with a pea shooter. We do nothing but rail on this shithole of a City all the time here. I'm not going in. This dump is NOT worth my life. I took some heat a while back for saying the same about a school shooting. I stand by my stance. Unless my kid or loved one is in the building...IM NOT GOING IN! "Squad send SWAT, a supervisor, and anyone with an AR...active shooter at my location...command post will be at X and Y." With the anti police sentiment at an all time high, let Pflegar, Jackass, and the other ghetto community bs activists go in. Not going in

3/05/2015 07:40:00 AM
well said, I don't blame you
look whats going on in Ferguson
Holder still wants to hang somebody

3/05/2015 07:56:00 PM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Proactive is not in CPD's vocabulary..Overreaction is number one.

3/05/2015 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Not going in said...



Won't help in a school massacre?

Do everyone a favor and turn in your star today. Coward.

Nope. 1st/16th. I'll take paper reports...that's it. Not going in.

3/05/2015 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess what, there are many of us who are going to have to save some kids that don't belong to us. We will also have many Officers die in the process.

Dept is full of too many people like you. I CAN'T STAND the cowboy types but sheesh, at least I know they are going to have my back. You are probably that guy or gal that I see driving west when the 10-1 is east.

Seriously, quit already. You don't want to be an Officer. You want to collect a check and a pension but not earn it.

With God as my witness, If I ever see someone standing around while Officers are going into an active shooter situation, I will drag there as in the building, then if/when we survive, I'LL TAKE THE HEAT and report there ass, make they are separated.

You, pal, are a waste of space. A disgrace to all those who have lost their lives protecting this city.




Sorry to say this...but if Mumbai happens here I'm setting up a perimeter, clearing the area, securing the outside and ensuring no one goes into the red zone. The City has equipped me (actually I equipped myself...the City has allowed me to be equipped) with a pea shooter. We do nothing but rail on this shithole of a City all the time here. I'm not going in. This dump is NOT worth my life. I took some heat a while back for saying the same about a school shooting. I stand by my stance. Unless my kid or loved one is in the building...IM NOT GOING IN! "Squad send SWAT, a supervisor, and anyone with an AR...active shooter at my location...command post will be at X and Y." With the anti police sentiment at an all time high, let Pflegar, Jackass, and the other ghetto community bs activists go in. Not going in

3/05/2015 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I heard announced in the Fall of 2001 that we were getting updated communications systems so all emergency services radios can talk to each other. In tall buildings, subways, all over the place. I can't wait till that happens. Really, I can't wait. I can't wait so much that I retired last year. Best of luck brothers & sisters. If you didn't hear that promise, it was made in 2001, right after 9/11. I hear the Vanecko and Daley Radio Corp is hard at work on the problem.

3/05/2015 03:25:00 PM

It wasn't a suggestion. It was a federal law. And we still haven't complied with it. I shouldn't say 'we'. The City of Chicago still hasn't complied with it.

3/06/2015 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What? And spend the welfare rats money? No Way! We don't matter. And when it turns to shit here... I will matter to myself.

3/06/2015 02:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anything like Mumbai happens,I'll bring my toys to work...

3/06/2015 02:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry... Caserio has this. He's educated.

3/06/2015 02:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I typed to fast on my last reply getting to swat those coppers are trying the best they can, but they need vehicles, take home type, it's insane you have 35 th street people, and bosses with all the take home cars, you could even give swat covert cars just equip them all with police equipment so hey could get through traffic, it's crazy now when you need swat and they respond from home in heir personal vehicles fighting traffic, what boss thought of this insanity?

Great question!!!!! Ask Marianovich, Georgas, and Guilford. Three useless bosses who take care of themselves first. Our SWAT team is terrible.

3/06/2015 02:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are at a great tactical disadvantage to go against rifles with a pistol.

3/06/2015 02:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SWAT will not be responding. Why? No take home cars. How am I suppose to respond from my home in mt greenwood to downtown at 5:00 pm? Or let's say the Northsiders from 16. My wife and I share a car and I refuse to take my babies car seat with me in the ghetto for an HBT job. Sorry shiity city of Shitcago but here's the deal, no take home car, no extra pay, shitty equipment, equals shitty response. If fucked up mayor Daley and Rham have money for parks and stadiums and no money for SWAT. Lawyers will make a killing on the liability.

3/06/2015 02:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HELLO

Who is SWAT? What is SWAT? Where is SWAT? Why is their SWAT?

We are all SWAT.

bye

3/06/2015 03:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SWAT guy here. The Girl Scouts are better trained and probably better equipped then us.

CPD SWAT is not ready for a terrorist attack. The money that the FEDS gave the city was used for VRI and zero was used for SWAT.

The biggest offender is OEMC. Follow the money and catch the crooks. If I was you I would prepare for the worst because by the time we get there it will be over.

There is only one SWAT car assigned to downtown. That is it. Hey Media dip shits, that's called a clue.

One SWAT car which is called a SORT car is assigned to the 001st and 018th District. The other SORT car is usually south. That's another clue.


3/06/2015 04:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another stupid idea from some lazy person who must be a trainer . Listen dumb dumb those incidents are common in those places. They have swat open up more spots in that unit and that should be enought no need to go over board spending money on bull shit .

3/06/2015 05:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I'm not a PO and I don't pretend to understand all you folks go through on a day to day basis, but if you won't protect children from an active shooter, then you are a coward. That's not to say you have no value, there is something out there for you. But your calling is not being a police officer. Sorry, Cowards shouldn't be cops. Plain and simple.

•••••••••
I took some heat a while back for saying the same about a school shooting. I stand by my stance. Unless my kid or loved one is in the building...IM NOT GOING IN! "Squad send SWAT, a supervisor, and anyone with an AR...active shooter at my location...command post will be at X and Y." With the anti police sentiment at an all time high, let Pflegar, Jackass, and the other ghetto community bs activists go in. Not going in

3/06/2015 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea we should being doing this but this is the most inept organization....are you kidding...CPD regularly fucks up wet dream...

3/06/2015 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Be rest assured that if your children are in a school in my district and there's an active shooter, I WILL enter that school in an attempt to save as many children & adults as possible.
Me and my pea shooter (wheel gun) may be no match but I'll be dammed if I'd stand by while babies & other human beings are being slaughtered.
Maybe it's me but I'll do what's necessary, and pray the big man upstairs is looking over me."

_________________________________

God Bless Officer. Cowboy gun or not, I'll go in with you.

3/06/2015 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be rest assured that if your children are in a school in my district and there's an active shooter, I WILL enter that school in an attempt to save as many children & adults as possible.
Me and my pea shooter (wheel gun) may be no match but I'll be dammed if I'd stand by while babies & other human beings are being slaughtered.
Maybe it's me but I'll do what's necessary, and pray the big man upstairs is looking over me."

I'm sure glad there are still guys like you on the job and will do the right thing. Thats the way it used to be.

3/06/2015 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone falling over themselves to lay the rescue of our city at SWAT's feet ignoring one very critical aspect of our department's assets; bomb squad.

They have no take home cars (unlike some SWAT guys) they respond to one location to get gear and then dispatch.
They are under equipped (grant $ there, but can't get it released, "it's on order" is all they hear)
They are under-trained (no OT allowed) (SWAT refuses to acknowledge their help, thinking they'll handle anything)
They continue to ask to hire, teach or train with regional squads, SWAT, K9, Patrol, Businesses, Feds and are ignored.
They lost their explosive range last year and no replacement yet (if they encounter a device, they have to transport it to a secluded park or dismantle by hand)

So...when ISIS ala Mumbai come here, we are whoefully under prepared because our command focuses on the wrong people.

My two cents

3/06/2015 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I took some heat a while back for saying the same about a school shooting. I stand by my stance. Unless my kid or loved one is in the building...IM NOT GOING IN! "Squad send SWAT, a supervisor, and anyone with an AR...active shooter at my location...command post will be at X and Y." With the anti police sentiment at an all time high, let Pflegar, Jackass, and the other ghetto community bs activists go in. Not going in

3/06/2015 06:53:00 AM


I doubt you ever took a stance on being a coward. Being a coward, you quietly were just .... a coward. Worse than that you took the spot of another that would do what they are expected to do. So you are a thief too.

Gather your family around you and tell your wife and kids about your shame. The stance you feel so strongly about that you had to publically shout it out here. I suspect it was an attempt to see if others would give you a "me too" on it. Maybe you thought it would bring your shame to all of us and thereby diminish the stink on you.

I thought, initially that your were one of those loser trolls that posts to get someone to go off on you. Sadly, I think you are a legitimate piece of crap and I think your generation truly is too far from our father's "Greatest Generation". Don't forget to tell your kids you are a coward.

3/06/2015 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest assured that if your children are in a school in my district and there's an active shooter, I WILL enter that school in an attempt to save as many children & adults as possible.
Me and my pea shooter (wheel gun) may be no match but I'll be dammed if I'd stand by while babies & other human beings are being slaughtered.
Maybe it's me but I'll do what's necessary, and pray the big man upstairs is looking over me."

-----------------------------------
And you can rest assured that there are plenty of us that will be right there with you partner.

3/06/2015 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in 2011 there was money that was supposed to be used strictly for SWAT, new cars, Radios, etc, and a new SWAT COMMAND VEHICLE. but the money was redirected or should I say misused for a new secure room on the 5th floor of headquarters, Now in 2010 we were supposed to get new high tech SWAT radio system that was going to go on the new SWAT COMMAND VEHICLE, they had plans all drawn up, the builder was set up but like I said the money was mis used by McCarthy, so the elite radio system is now in a suitcase on the back of one of the SWAT Equipment trucks and placed on the Old Command van with a bullshit antenna slapped onto it when and if SWAT has a job in one of the big concrete buildings. It has been tested in the sub basements and lower levels of the Hyatt downtown, just as Ryczek and Lewin, these 2 goofs bought radios that sat and may still be sitting in boxes at the radio room at 31st and sacremento, they bought radios but no mics, OEMC steals so much and has so much stocked piled that before it is used it becomes NOS, which stands for NEW OLD STOCK, as our officers struggle with old, bad radios this shit just sits. And they thought Jimmie A stole at OEMC, these 2 may not be stealing actual cash, but they should be brought to trial as war criminals. Ask how many PDT's sit broken because they refuse to buy extended warranties. A police department this big has no equipment for the troops. Our new Command Van is out of date already because Ryczek has his hands in on the build, just ask the people who built it and the guys who tried to get things done but were hog tied. PS. how is it that SWAT has no take home cars but Marv Shearers aide Tony has a nice car.

3/06/2015 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the moron going on about "not going in:"

When you took this job, you knowingly took it with the knowledge that doing your job might result in you not going home after the end of your shift.

We run Towards Trouble!

With your shitbird attitude, I'd rather hope your a troll and not CPD

3/06/2015 11:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All Swat guys are not "great" shots. Sorry, I know they work hard, but thats the truth. They are slowed and frustrated by this nitwit Dept. as much as anyone is. The USN Seals they aint.

If we go against trained combatants, ones who know how to operate as a unit with high powered weapons, we are fucked.

The best we have are SWAT and who knows how long it will take to get them there? Or if they will be effective in attacking an entrenched enemy,with combat experience, holding high ground, who isnt afraid to die.

Being able to shoot is not enough. You have to know military infantry tactics cause the problem has become a military one. 9 out of 10 would fucking run, like the Indian ones did. And why blame them? Go up against AKs with 9mms?

Look at what 2 did with AKs in France? What if they stuck around? Say a major transportation Hub? Say you had 8 or 12 of them trained and experienced in shoot and scoot?

Holy shit!

3/06/2015 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous Anonymous said...
Rest assured that if your children are in a school in my district and there's an active shooter, I WILL enter that school in an attempt to save as many children & adults as possible.
Me and my pea shooter (wheel gun) may be no match but I'll be dammed if I'd stand by while babies & other human beings are being slaughtered.
Maybe it's me but I'll do what's necessary, and pray the big man upstairs is looking over me."

-----------------------------------
And you can rest assured that there are plenty of us that will be right there with you partner.



3/06/2015 05:22:00 PM<<<

Now Retired...

Been there, done that wheel gun and all. The problem in real life is that the first in teams can be doing everything by the book. Going in DIAMOND FORMATION moving forward probing and listening. As you are doing that a bunch of glory seeking yahoos come running by your drawn guns hooping and hollering slamming doors and creating chaos of a an orderly search.

3/07/2015 02:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Sgt. Saunders (ret) said...

Gents, we can bitch about the new breed all we want, call them hair gels till we are blue in the face,complain about the "college educated" and how bad they are but the bottom line is this. While many of the new Chicago Police Officers can be buttonholed into one of the above categories, there are some tremendous Police Officers on this job any one of whom would step up to the plate and enter that school were it under attack by terrorists. Don't let the coward like the one that said he wouldn't cause you to form an opinion on the rest of the CPD

3/07/2015 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Not going in said...
Sorry to say this...but if Mumbai happens here I'm setting up a perimeter, clearing the area, securing the outside and ensuring no one goes into the red zone. The City has equipped me (actually I equipped myself...the City has allowed me to be equipped) with a pea shooter. We do nothing but rail on this shithole of a City all the time here. I'm not going in. This dump is NOT worth my life. I took some heat a while back for saying the same about a school shooting. I stand by my stance. Unless my kid or loved one is in the building...IM NOT GOING IN! "Squad send SWAT, a supervisor, and anyone with an AR...active shooter at my location...command post will be at X and Y." With the anti police sentiment at an all time high, let Pflegar, Jackass, and the other ghetto community bs activists go in. Not going in

3/05/2015 07:40:00 AM

You should have taken the fire test, I hope you don't work anywhere near me you fucking PUSSY! Do me a favor and don't call yourself police.. you're not.

3/07/2015 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In response to our SWAT Vehicles, the BearCat has no mileage on it, the rust comes from the builder using bad steel, this was addressed to Area 1 garage and Mark Chapulis 3 years ago, The MRAP is a vehicle that should be outsourced for its care and maintainance, this truck has rubber fuel tank bladders that needed replacement and the garage had their guys do it. This truck needs to be repaired by a knowledgeable source. The truck that should be replaced is the SWAT equipment truck which is a 1998 Ford Chassis, it is gasoline powered and way to to heavy for a gas motor, They need a new truck but the money was stolen by the SUPT,. to build a secure war room on the 5th floor, just across from the conference room. While SWAT does what it can, the SWAT GUYS spend their own money for many things, This is wearing them down, I know that it is an ego thing to be a SWAT Officer but they need a pay grade of their own, just like K9 and the dicks,not everyone is a crack shot and made out for SWAT. And no I'm not a SWAT GUY.

3/08/2015 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"""Anonymous said...

Be rest assured that if your children are in a school in my district and there's an active shooter, I WILL enter that school in an attempt to save as many children & adults as possible.
Me and my pea shooter (wheel gun) may be no match but I'll be dammed if I'd stand by while babies & other human beings are being slaughtered.
Maybe it's me but I'll do what's necessary, and pray the big man upstairs is looking over me.""""

Its been my experience in the last 30 years that the ones who blow the most wind out of their mouths end up doing the least.

3/08/2015 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've thought about this for a long time. I don't think it's if, but when and where. Will "it" happen in Chicago? Well, what's a more attractive target? A mall in Chicago or a mall in Houston? High body count depends on low resistance and with Chicago's lefty, lib majority and barely there armed population, I tend to think that a mall in Houston ain't looking nearly as inviting as Watertower place.
Praying I'm totally wrong,
Signed, NAC (not a cop)

3/09/2015 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For anyone ranting about the poor allocation of funds and resources, point taken and what else is new... for the rest of you insisting that our SWAT team is a bunch of hacks you're dead fucking wrong, and if you really wanted to compare ours to outside SWAT agencies, what you really need to know is that we stand at or near the top when it comes to CQB and shooting, and yes just like you said, at the bottom when it comes to resources and equipment... enough said

3/09/2015 04:40:00 PM  
Blogger The Song Remains The Same said...

Anonymous said...
"""Anonymous said...

Be rest assured that if your children are in a school in my district and there's an active shooter, I WILL enter that school in an attempt to save as many children & adults as possible.
Me and my pea shooter (wheel gun) may be no match but I'll be dammed if I'd stand by while babies & other human beings are being slaughtered.
Maybe it's me but I'll do what's necessary, and pray the big man upstairs is looking over me.""""

Its been my experience in the last 30 years that the ones who blow the most wind out of their mouths end up doing the least.

3/08/2015 10:44:00 PM
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GFY, COWARD!
It's been MY experience in the last 30 years that the ones who admittedly would sit on their ass at such a scene should've never became the police.

3/09/2015 07:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First off, Fuck you! But even tho your a blow hard twat nobody is doubting anyones courage here. Its a question of training, experience, weapons, surprise, and the fact that one bunch wants 72 virgins and doesnt give a fuck.

Look at the problems a few mental teenagers can do rampaging thru a school. Can you imagine squads of Beslan type terr's, well trained, well armed with AKs, sniper rifles, maybe nades... Can you imagine them taking over and entrenching in a highly populated building or area? Trained in tactics and with real battle experience?

Hell in Beslan they had to call in the Russian army and they had to use tanks, MI-24 choppers, thermoberic rockets, RPGs, in a cluster fuck of an operation that killed more kids then the terrorists did.

Thats what Im talking about. Not your untrained idiot in the school, the one you get to slay with your pop gun and then pose for the cameras, after getting winged in the shoulder,while you stoically say, "I just did my job".

Military trained people with combat experience know what Im talking about here. The difference. The SWAT guys are good, and cant get there fast enough, some of the patrol and Tac guys are good and most have courage. Even one or two Bosses do.

But "they" would hold all the cards. Not us. We cant call in F-18s to take out buildings, hell these nitwits we serve already think we are far to militarized.

I wont post them here but I can name one or two simple tricks that would paralyze any response, and if I can think of them so can they.

Some of these guys you never see all day even at disturbances, and you think they are going to "go over the top" against Kamakazi Rags with rifles? Maybe explosives?

Its not a question of courage. Were just out of our leauge. At least 15,000 foreigners with passports have joined ISIS, at least 2500 from the West. And they have a real war going to practice in.

""To be sure, Western militants have also been heavily involved in the fight. In May, an American suicide bomber from Vero Beach, Fla., Moner Mohammad Abusalha, detonated 16 tons of explosives at a mountaintop restaurant in Syria. In a chilling video released after his death, he warns, “We are coming for you. Mark my words."""

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/iraq-war-on-terror/losing-iraq/why-are-so-many-westerners-joining-isis/

3/10/2015 08:02:00 AM  

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