Friday, April 24, 2015

Anita's Political Calculation

  • Getting caught with a small amount of marijuana would result in a fine instead of arrest under a measure the Illinois House approved Thursday.

    Low-level cannabis possession would go from a crime with fines of up to $2,500 and up to a year in jail to be more like a traffic ticket: no court time and a fine of up to $125. The measure would apply to people caught with 15 grams or less, the equivalent of about 25 cigarette-size joints.
The street corner dealer is thisclose to being a ticket rather than a CB number.

And why is Anita jumping in with both feet?
  • Alvarez is not leading a charge here. In fact, she's late to the parade. That was the subtext of the curt statement issued by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle: "I am pleased to see that the state's attorney has finally recognized what many of us have been saying for years — that our failed drug policies are resulting in the unnecessary detention and incarceration of thousands of people, primarily young men of color, who are accused of non-violent low-level drug offenses each year."

    It's no secret that Preckwinkle wants her chief of staff, Kimberly Foxx, to run against Alvarez next year. Preckwinkle believes Alvarez has been too focused on prosecution rather than alternatives such as ... what Alvarez announced Monday.
There's that black-and-brown thing again. Maybe if black or brown people didn't smoke it on the corners or in their cars no one would care as much? It certainly wouldn't attract the attention it does if you're doing it in your basement or out in your yard or anywhere the police don't have a duty to be. That simple act alone would cut weed arrests by 50% overnight we bet. Carry ID and sign the ticket, you're looking at an even bigger reduction in physical arrests, and that's just an informal survey.

Not surprised to see Anita playing politics though. You can bet the reverends are ramping up for the next primary after the Servin verdict this week.

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77 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pot is not harmless.

It is the gateway drug for too many.

Not every marijuana user mellows out and wants to watch television and eat potato chips. Some people become angry and paranoid. A few become violent.

The marijuana available today is much stronger than in the past.

There is a new study from Dartmouth that suggests that pot usage fouls up many young people. The brain continues to develop until about age 25 and space cadets are risking permanent damage.

Bottom line: Shut up Preckwinkle.

4/24/2015 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are Chicago, we make up our own rules and regulations!

9.5

4/24/2015 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Social Justice policing, with all it's socialist feel goodness.

4/24/2015 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like Chicago can't lead or be forth thinking. Colorado has it that an individual can only smoke his Cannabis in the backyard or household. Anywhere else and its a ticket.

4/24/2015 01:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reverunds will be among the biggest loosers in this whole thing. black market money is what fills the collection plate on Sunday. narcotics is a huge part of the economy in the hood. remove the risk and you remove the profit. Why buy what you can just grow your self in a pot on your windowsill? Guns will become unaffordable for street gangs and turf will be worthless. certainly won't need as many police. Somebody better rethink this.

4/24/2015 02:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey has been advocating for a rehaul of bonding penalties and procedures, including reductions for simple pot possession, for awhile now.

After Alvarez talked about this, the Trib asked Fritchey about it and if HE was considering a run for Alvarezs' job and his response was that he's considering it. If Alvarez is losing the support of the Dem party, the field could get full quickly.

4/24/2015 04:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!!!! Why even get into writing a ticket do u really think most are going to sign your stupid ticket or are they gonna say "f" that and take off leading u too arresting them, tasering them, fighting with them, etc..etc....WHY BOTHER!

4/24/2015 04:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great. I guess I can look forward to a bunch of good white Bridgeport kids walking through my alley getting high like last year.

4/24/2015 05:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arrest for marijuana were usually prompted by some other actions that brought the weed to light. It allowed us to take that element out of the equation until cooler heads prevailed. It allowed us to use discretion and probably saved a lot of lives.

Without that important tool, "sketchy" neighborhoods will only get worse. The victim will always be looking for a reason to explain why he is the victim. The bottom line is that he is lazy because he has been allowed to be that way.

4/24/2015 05:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or how about this pansy ass new breed stop making careers out of chicken shit nickle bag pinches and do it like we did in the day.

Yes if you are a jag or deserve it, you're getting hauled in but 90% of the time, your pot got lobbed somewhere in the alley (go ahead and get it after I leave, who gives a shit?) and you get my card... You fucking owe me one, capiche?

I cannot even tell you how many big fish got fried because coppers used to play weed intelligently, rather than as a stupid excuse for downtime.

Murders with actual victims (not shithead murders) have been solved because of the old guys who knew to play it cool in the neighborhood with weed. Apparently they stopped teaching the new guys sometime in the 90s and now you get a 4 man team with a dime bag to show for a tour.

Use your brains, lads.

4/24/2015 05:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if the black community would have been in a uproar if Servin was black.

4/24/2015 05:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So... it's the same reason the NBA won't drug test because they would all be suspended???

4/24/2015 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Party on Garth".
"Party on Wayne".

4/24/2015 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing to see here, weed will be legal nationwide in a few years just like in Colorado and Washington. Both states still prohibit smoking in public punishable by fine.

4/24/2015 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weed pinches are a waste of time for the court system. These arrests only get the officer involved his 3 hour court check nothing more. A waste of the city and county's money.

4/24/2015 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My question is how and why are all this pot related offenses getting kicked to the curb. First it's the amount of five grams...then fifteen.....now they want anything less than 29 grams to be just short of a public scolding. Who else has a license to distribute pot. This is the wrong yes the WRONG way to address this gateway drug. The message these politicians are sending is that Cheech and Chongqing should run for public office man. Yeah man.....

well who is gonna make bank on all of this lackadaisical attitude over pot? Only all the political hacks that's who......if medical pot sales was such a good idea why isn't it distributed via CVS and Walgreens like other medicines. Oh yeah the politically connected cannot just open up a walgreens or a cvs and be licensed as such. How disappointed I am in these vultures on our youth. Yes vultures : Hilliard....Chasen.......Boudreaux ......u r. Scum.
Dyla Hata

4/24/2015 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no problem with the fines, but who's really going to collect the fines - and what are the consequences for not paying? If they get any kind of public assistance - take the money off their monthly check.

4/24/2015 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They shouldn't even bother with the ticket, since the people that are smoking openly will NEVER pay them. Waste of time

4/24/2015 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so if you're white and you get arrested all the time for meth, then all of a sudden the meth laws are racist?

got it.

4/24/2015 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liken to the gun laws. Outlaw a type of gun and its the beginning of gun confiscation. Conversely, start legalizing a drug and all drug enforcement goes by the wayside.

4/24/2015 07:44:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Why would the liberals be angry at Anita over the Servin verdict? She prosecuted him far more than the law would allow.

4/24/2015 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honestly, they haven't prosecuted misdemeanor marijuana in 20 years. They would never bring a chemist to court.

Instead the SA would ask the defense attorney if he or she would stip to the lab. Any attorney with a pulse would say "no" and the case would be Nolle'd.

What's wrong with explicitly acknowledging this? It was always a stpudity test anyway.

4/24/2015 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is politically correct to lump Hispanics with blacks. Why not just paint the picture as it is? Instead of making it seem as if both races are equal when it comes to crime.

4/24/2015 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on scc you know(or should) that (most) tact teams use whatever loop hole they can to justify a physical arrest over a ticket because of the #'s game.

4/24/2015 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Supe really backed Servin yesterday at compstat. I'm sure that pisses of the "people of color". You know, like Servin.

4/24/2015 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IN order for this to work, downtown has got to cut out the massive headache involving paperwork and inventorys.
Lets start with getting a user friendly system.

4/24/2015 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

keep rewarding bad behavior... in 10 years they will have ANOVs for under a gram of crack and in 30 yrs this place will look like a mad max movie... we are doomed

4/24/2015 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Actually the contact card system was developed by Jim Malloy....

4/23/2015 10:17:00 AM

Actually the all you can eat buffet was developed by Jim Malloy.

4/24/2015 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Preckwinkle wants everybody diverted, not just somebody with a joint.

4/24/2015 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

another Daley Legacy Feeding at the Trough......Lets Start a drive to unseat this Daley Legacy figure head!

4/24/2015 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody is in Cook County Jail for a Low Level Drug Offense,Thats Bullshit.

4/24/2015 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's time to Legalize this Sh@T and Tax the hell out of it. This would all shut down the street dealers, and stop a lot of Urban terrorism.

4/24/2015 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey this shit is illegal and its a head. It's called being the POLICE. Have fun answering jobs when I'm killing it on the 06 car.

4/24/2015 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not sure what the big whoop is. City of Champaign has done this for years.......................As for p[aying the fine............well....

4/24/2015 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BIFF didn't invent shit.

Contact cards have been around since O.W. Wilson.

4/24/2015 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As many white kids smoke and sell weed I have never seen one appear in cook county not one. Cullertons kid has 7, 8 DUI offenses all dropped, how many wrigleyville cub fans get arrested for that, hardly any. Enforce the law equally

4/24/2015 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If its no longer a crime then can CPD-CFD, and other City and County Employees, especially those who regularly carry firearms, smoke dope now?

4/24/2015 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great. Now when I take my children to the park to play or my wife to a street festival, we can all enjoy the copious wafting of weed in the air. I really hate Illinois.

4/24/2015 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hamsterdam

4/24/2015 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sam Adams Jr. was on the radio the other day saying he's going to challenge Anita in the next election. He based his reason completely on the Servin case stating that she was either showing favoritism to cops for not charging him with murder or incompetent in issuing the wrong charge.

4/24/2015 02:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

POT is the gateway drug...

Hmmm if you have ever said the above statement you have been indoctrinated.

It is a simple thing a protected class does to people who do not read relevant materials.

kinda like half of all marriages end in divorce.

I know you lied to get on the job and told them you never puffed. Who cares people do stupid things in their youth and will become president etc etc.

Pot is like gay marriage one day you are against the idea next day you are at a gay bachelor party.

Eventually you will fold and your grand kids will be smoking the stuff in your garage next to your above ground pool.

4/24/2015 02:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will keep arresting people for weed until I can smoke it

4/24/2015 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or how about this pansy ass new breed stop making careers out of chicken shit nickle bag pinches and do it like we did in the day.

Yes if you are a jag or deserve it, you're getting hauled in but 90% of the time, your pot got lobbed somewhere in the alley (go ahead and get it after I leave, who gives a shit?) and you get my card... You fucking owe me one, capiche?

I cannot even tell you how many big fish got fried because coppers used to play weed intelligently, rather than as a stupid excuse for downtime.

Murders with actual victims (not shithead murders) have been solved because of the old guys who knew to play it cool in the neighborhood with weed. Apparently they stopped teaching the new guys sometime in the 90s and now you get a 4 man team with a dime bag to show for a tour.

Use your brains, lads.

I understand your point, and hopefully my rebuttal brings on a healthy dialogue. The dime bag arrest has turned into so much more. What the bosses don't seem to understand, or better yet, what Anita doesn't understand, is who does she/they think we're arresting? We are arresting the juveniles, and the same players that post up on the corners, spend all day on the porch, and are generally walking targets. Believe me, there should be no personal satisfaction from locking someone up for a dime bag of weed, but you're a fool if you don't believe that 90% of those arrested for a "pimpy" dime bag are a potential shooting/homicide victim that you just took off the street for a few hours. You're saving these people from themselves. People aren't talking to police anymore as it is. We aren't clearing any homicides because you let someone walk with their pot, at least not anymore. The dime bag pinch has become more important than they realize.

4/24/2015 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Pot is not harmless.

It is the gateway drug for too many.

Not every marijuana user mellows out and wants to watch television and eat potato chips. Some people become angry and paranoid. A few become violent.

The marijuana available today is much stronger than in the past.

There is a new study from Dartmouth that suggests that pot usage fouls up many young people. The brain continues to develop until about age 25 and space cadets are risking permanent damage.

Bottom line: Shut up Preckwinkle."



Dude, relax. No reasonable adult wants kids having access to pot any more than they do alcohol. As a responsible, tax-paying adult, don't steer me toward the more harmful recreational drug (alcohol). Let ME make that choice. The gateway theory has been debunked many times over, sorry. And as for your "stronger" pot theory, you don't see alcoholics running around drinking everclear or grain alcohol, do you? Of course you don't. And finally, very few (if any) become violent after using cannabis. The tide has turned, the american public has spoken, and it will soon be legal.

4/24/2015 03:37:00 PM  
Blogger 011 2nd Watch DOG said...

Break out the weed just like in high school and college. Who cares it's better than drinking. Have you witnessed how fellow cops act when drunk? Harmless drug and can't wait to do it again.

4/24/2015 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Actually the contact card system was developed by Jim Malloy....

4/23/2015 10:17:00 AM

Actually the all you can eat buffet was developed by Jim Malloy.

Actually the all you can eat RULES were developed because of Jim Malloy.

4/24/2015 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bottom line laws are made for the working man, no matter what color. Those that do not possess the work gene will always cry discrimination because they are too fu**ing lazy to get up every morning and earn an honest day’s wages to provide for themselves and their families. They will always look for the shortcut, the scam, easy pickings by procuring something that does not belong to them. Selling dope on the corner and shooting someone who is selling dope on their corner. Reminds me of wild animals on the plains in Africa. Imagine if everyone was required to contribute to society by being gainfully employed. Instead we have uneducated, not willing to work, lazy, getting high and drunk all day every day, Gang banging menaces who are proud of being unproductive members of society and we're paying for their existence from cradle to grave. If you still think voting is not that important but working your ass off to provide for your family is your number one priority then you are sadly mistaken. As more members of society disappear from the work force and turn to the working man’s tax dollars for their primary means of support that means you have to work longer hours so you generate more tax dollars for their support. It will come to a point where you could work 24/7/365 and never generate enough tax revenue to support them. Voting to them is JOB 1, going to the different social welfare agencies to collect their free everything is JOB 2 and smoking weed, getting high on drugs, drinking, making babies with as many baby mommas as possible and selling dope on the corner is JOB 3. We are now financially enslaved to them by our politicians. Taxation without representation is a defining principal this country vowed would never exist. I find it pervasively ironic that those who pay the least amount of taxes get the most representation. This perverse scheme is something that our elected officials have orchestrated. I don’t care if you are a democrat, republican, green or libertarian at least cast your vote every election to remove the incumbent every year. Rant off.

4/24/2015 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT.
In response to Front page article in Sun Times Neil S.
You mean like when some one beats their wife and it is caught on camera. Video will show exactly how brutal the attack is on a defenseless spouse.
The Ray Rice incident comes to mind. If video did not capture the sucker punch that Ray Rice connected with his fiancé's face, it may have been dismissed as just a push...
Ya Neil, cameras. If there was only one in your kitchen you may have gotten a lawyer instead of trying to use a public defender, which is reserved for the indigent not the ignorant.

4/24/2015 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well it's a known fact that "dirty toni" preckwinkle lamented about the disportionate number of minorities in cook county jail as well as toupee tommy dart cried about overcrowding
As one chicago beat cop pointed out
You write a ANOV for pot, the subject 1 has no reliable identification in the first place so how can you be sure they will show up and pay?

4/24/2015 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Legalize all drugs so our call volume will down. Then we can sit on our asses all day and perfect our chilli recipes.

4/24/2015 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...


Actually the contact card system was developed by Jim Malloy....

4/23/2015 10:17:00 AM

Actually the all you can eat buffet was developed by Jim Malloy.

4/24/2015 09:25:00 AM

No.The contact cards I used were white paper,printed in black ink by the PO, and had an origin from probably the 70's.malloy developed the system of fucking with people at doc meetings re:same.That's about all that melon head developed at probably a 6 figure salary then, and the same 6 figure pension now.Why?

4/24/2015 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The marijuana available today is much stronger than in the past.

Yep.Unless you count the wiki sticks that have been around for ages.

4/24/2015 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way off topic. Prayers from a very sadden heart to the Beazley family, a great family, a law enforcement family. Miss Emily, you are loved city wide. I hope the someone in our city who has connections in the Hollywood world will reach out to Taylor Swift and bring you your dream. May the angels deliver you gently and may your family find comfort from all that love you.

4/24/2015 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
As many white kids smoke and sell weed I have never seen one appear in cook county not one. Cullertons kid has 7, 8 DUI offenses all dropped, how many wrigleyville cub fans get arrested for that, hardly any. Enforce the law equally

4/24/2015 12:37:00 PM

What facts do have to back up this statement?

What corner are the white kids selling reefer on?

How many white gangbangers are in Chicago?

How many white neighborhoods are so out of control, that they have 20 times the normal allotment of patrolmen in them?

How many white neighborhoods have there been talks about sending in the National Guard to patrol them?

How many white neighborhoods are there where it's the norm that pot is like cigarettes and beer is like pop for it's residents?

How many white kids get struck by cars regularly?

How many white schools are two policeman stationed inside them, along with metal detectors, at least 8 security guards, 10-20 safe school guards and at least 3 patrol cars assigned to them at dismissal?

How much of my tax dollars are being spent towards my community, as opposed to ___________ (insert any black neighborhood name here)

How many white neighborhoods have as many beautiful parks with lagoons and enormous field houses located in them?

How many white neighborhoods have city colleges located in them?

How many white neighborhoods have brand new grammar schools and high schools with millions spent on pools and turf football stadiums. (without having anyone swim and not having a football team)

Yes, I also would like to see things be equal.

4/24/2015 08:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all about democratic voters. If the minority democratic voting block is getting arrested for it, take the blame away from them somehow. They can conduct themselves any way they want as long as they vote democrat. Just shut up and take it.

4/24/2015 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I understand your point, and hopefully my rebuttal brings on a healthy dialogue. The dime bag arrest has turned into so much more. What the bosses don't seem to understand, or better yet, what Anita doesn't understand, is who does she/they think we're arresting? We are arresting the juveniles, and the same players that post up on the corners, spend all day on the porch, and are generally walking targets. Believe me, there should be no personal satisfaction from locking someone up for a dime bag of weed, but you're a fool if you don't believe that 90% of those arrested for a "pimpy" dime bag are a potential shooting/homicide victim that you just took off the street for a few hours. You're saving these people from themselves. People aren't talking to police anymore as it is. We aren't clearing any homicides because you let someone walk with their pot, at least not anymore. The dime bag pinch has become more important than they realize.

4/24/2015 03:22:00 PM

Come on man, who the fuck you kidding? Ok, healthy dialogue. This whole "make dime bag arrests because they clear up other crimes is a bunch of hooey. It mght have happened one or twice, but what kind of info do you think some 16 yoa pot smoker has? He knows that the case will get tossed. Do you really think he is going to risk his life to snitch on someone to get out of a one or two baggger? If you were to tell me that the one bagger MIGHT lead you to his seller, maybe walk up the line, ok I'll but that.

I worked in narcotics before I made Sgt. I worked the desk now and then in a district. Tact guys constantly bringing in one and two baggers. I suggest they work the guy. They say, we got our arrest. An easy pinch, strictly numbers an hour in the station and a waste of time.

Make the shit legal, tax it and quit fucking around.

be safe everybody!

4/24/2015 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Actually the contact card system was developed by Jim Malloy....

4/23/2015 10:17:00 AM

Actually the all you can eat buffet was developed by Jim Malloy.


Ha ha. BIFF. The man responsible for more dumb dumb merit picks than anyone ...

4/24/2015 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ 3:22
5:27 here.

Part of the reason nobody talks anymore is because the dynamic between guys and the neighborhood has turned so toxic that we have guys making 80K a year to arrest 16 year olds for possessing pieces of a fucking plant. Anyone who is still selling this 'reefer madness' bullshit is naive and has no credibility.

Back in the day, the objective was; haul in every single burglar, mugger, robber, rapist, thief, swindler, dealer you can but routine contacts that turn up a baggie, that is a great opportunity to "cast out a line", as we used to say... and brother, you would be amazed at what some of those lines reeled back in.

There is no reasoning with the young bulls and hard-charger types but for those who have been on the job for a while and believe the 6 inches between your ears has a place in modern policework, they know that discretion in circumstances involving chickenshit like weed can pay huge dividends.

In my day, if you were hauling in weed arrests, chances are you would get a nickname with 'Nicklebag' or 'Dimebag' somewhere in it, and it wasn't meant to be flattering.

4/24/2015 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This post has made me hungry. I'm retired so I can go to my freezer and dig out a "special" cookie and watch some TV while eating without being concerned whether they pull my SS# out of their "lottery"hat. Yeah, right....that's why my # got, against all odds, pulled three times in a month. Remember, it's all legit.

4/24/2015 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jusr legalize the shit. The cartels make 1/2 their money from weed and legalizing it will allow no more to smoke it then now.

If you want to keep a job you'd still have to pass drug tests so the only ones smoking it would be the ones smoking it now.

Of course the county, cities, states, wont be allowed to steal car's, homes, boats, and other property but they shouldnt be doing so anyways. Spend the money on the destructive drugs. Go after Meth, Heeeron, LSD, and all that crapola.

4/24/2015 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they haven't prosecuted marijuana usage for years, why are drug tests all the rage at so many court facilities and if someone on probation pisses hot why is he referred to his probation officer to be violated?

4/24/2015 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all of those who urge us to just legalize pot, how about we let all of the stoners congregate on the sidewalk outside of your house?

Oh, what's that? It is okay to legalize it, but you don't want those people around you and your family.

4/24/2015 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not sure if the majority here pay much attention to the political statements from a year or so ago by Holder, Preckwinkle, et al.
Because the vast majority of statements here are replying as if this came out of left field.

Your leaders, on the national and civic level, have both stated, multiple times in fact, that this is their war on crime.

Pot and small amounts of felony narcotics arrests are, in their words, "Modern Slavery".

In no way did they hide this agenda to any of us; this was a goal, set in motion years ago, to stop the jailing of what they consider to be petty criminal offenses and the jailing of generations of people of color.

That's how they sold it to the public, or at least that's how the "media" reported it.

They made it perfectly clear.

The next agenda is the repeal of the "Truth in Sentencing Act". When they complete this, and it looks like it's a go in congress, the Fed will be forced to release thousands of high level drug dealers, as well as the low levelers who chose to play along, back into the streets.

Add all of this, together with the media's war on the police, and you have a social disaster waiting in the shadows for all of you.

Good luck out there!

4/25/2015 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Motherfucker!! I just solved the murder problem in the black community...since all these young blacks are getting pinched for shootings and guns it stands to reason that gun and shooting laws are racist. Stop enforcing those racist laws immediately.

4/25/2015 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

reefer madness, gateway drug... the same tired back and forth.

I grew up in a shit neighborhood full of pot-smoking gangbangers.

The decent families made sure to keep their kids clear away from those losers because they had no respect or regard for anything or anyone.

Not one of those criminals ever "turned their life around."

The picture of benign, harmless, docile pot-smoking slackers is one I saw in movies, not in real life.

Does anyone actually believe there are separate marketplaces (streetcorners) where you go to the friendly neighborhood tie-dye wearing pot seller in sandals, and then over to the hardened drug dealer for all the so-called "more serious" drugs?

The chain of violent activity doesn't suddenly disappear because we de-criminalize or legalize. The cartels and drug dealers don't kill over control of one thing but not the other.

The clueless pot buyer is still fueling the drug trade.

By the way, as far as harmless goes, I don't need to read the latest materials and studies to know that there isn't a single person who would choose a pot-smoking doctor for their next kid's doctor visit or choose a pot-smoking teacher over one who does not do drugs. Same goes for mechanics, bus drivers, and so on...

Alcohol is consumed in your off time. I'm sure the surgeon who operated on my knee has a few drinks from time to time, but I wouldn't care to see any doctor who smokes pot AT ALL. And neither would you.

4/25/2015 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, relax. No reasonable adult wants kids having access to pot any more than they do alcohol. As a responsible, tax-paying adult, don't steer me toward the more harmful recreational drug (alcohol). Let ME make that choice. The gateway theory has been debunked many times over, sorry. And as for your "stronger" pot theory, you don't see alcoholics running around drinking everclear or grain alcohol, do you? Of course you don't. And finally, very few (if any) become violent after using cannabis. The tide has turned, the american public has spoken, and it will soon be legal.

4/24/2015 03:37:00 PM

...that you started it off with "dude" should say everything...this Country is fooked.

4/25/2015 02:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck Preckwinle! You think you have it bad with Alvarez!!, go ahead. Keep it up SSC. Get Preckwinle gal Foxx in that office and those fucking libtards will be putting a cop in jail a week. Come on man.

4/25/2015 04:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on scc you know(or should) that (most) tact teams use whatever loop hole they can to justify a physical arrest over a ticket because of the #'s game.

4/24/2015 08:13:00 AM

Maybe a long time ago yes, but where you been - the don't care about physical arrests anyone more - only contact cards. Arrests are the least talked about stat at CompStat. Most tact guys don't lock them up because they need a head - most do it because it easier and faster to process the arrest - rather than issue an ANOV, go in a test the stuff, inventory it etc. you can knock out the arrest even quicker. Before CompStat - it was a head a day - now it's a few contacts a day -

4/25/2015 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A glass of wine or good bourbon, even two or three over the course of an evening can be enjoyed without impairing you. The purpose of marijuana, like harder drugs, is to impair you immediately.

I am concerned about the ability of our youth to navigate this new obstacle to success. The pro marijuana people are worried about making money or getting high. They are unconcerned about the damage to our Country.

The United States is the world's leader and moral compass. We have important obligations. I think this is going to be a huge hurdle to overcome.

4/25/2015 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
As many white kids smoke and sell weed I have never seen one appear in cook county not one. Cullertons kid has 7, 8 DUI offenses all dropped, how many wrigleyville cub fans get arrested for that, hardly any. Enforce the law equally

For those of you who do not agree with this statement, just look up the facts that are published yearly by the US Department of Justice. Marijuana use is pretty equal across the races ( with the exception of Asian). The difference seems to lie around how and where it is used and sold.

4/25/2015 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The United States is the world's leader and moral compass. We have important obligations. I think this is going to be a huge hurdle to overcome.

4/25/2015 09:02:00 AM"

That explains the current state of the World, perfectly. Moral Compass, spit out my coffee on that one.

4/25/2015 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Predawinkle want to keep her flock stupid and ignorant (more votes). So much for the well being of her people

4/25/2015 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey some people stand on corners smoking , selling weed others do not , nothing racial
19 year old mother shot had a 3 year old child , not married , out partying and gets killed

4/25/2015 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pro marijuana people are worried about making money or getting high. They are unconcerned about the damage to our Country.
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What do you think is more damaging to an individual and in turn, places a heavier burden on society. Their deciding go ingest marijuana, or you arresting them for possessing it and jamming them up in the system, fees, fines, court, record, etc?

Sorry. You "drug warrior" types are in need of serious deprogramming therapy. You can keep on with this narrative that the thugs are smoking the devils cabbage and coming to get the children but its bullshit, its fringe, its the sort of thing that only agenda driven types say and frankly speaking, its leaving you on an ignorant fringe with credibility problems. You can't bullshit all the people, all the time.

If you can't find enough work on the job without weed, then the job is better off without you.

4/25/2015 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait to read this blog if SCC is successful at removing Alvarez. The sky will have actually fallen if that happens.

Preckwinkle will control the State's Attorney's Office and Preckwinkle HATES the police and all law enforcement in general. Look into how she treated detectives who invested a battery when her own son was the victim. She refused to let the "racist" Chicago Police Department interview her son back when she was an Ald. Think this is made up? Check it out. Anita Alvarez is a dream compared to what you'll get with this Preckwinkle controlled Foxx chick. Get a clue!

4/25/2015 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not sure if the majority here pay much attention to the political statements from a year or so ago by Holder, Preckwinkle, et al.
Because the vast majority of statements here are replying as if this came out of left field.

Your leaders, on the national and civic level, have both stated, multiple times in fact, that this is their war on crime.

Pot and small amounts of felony narcotics arrests are, in their words, "Modern Slavery".

In no way did they hide this agenda to any of us; this was a goal, set in motion years ago, to stop the jailing of what they consider to be petty criminal offenses and the jailing of generations of people of color.

That's how they sold it to the public, or at least that's how the "media" reported it.

They made it perfectly clear.

The next agenda is the repeal of the "Truth in Sentencing Act". When they complete this, and it looks like it's a go in congress, the Fed will be forced to release thousands of high level drug dealers, as well as the low levelers who chose to play along, back into the streets.

Add all of this, together with the media's war on the police, and you have a social disaster waiting in the shadows for all of you.

Good luck out there!

4/25/2015 11:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is long overdue to reform drug laws to make mere possession of small amounts of pot a non-issue. it clogs up the court system and wastes a lot of LE resources that could be used on more serious crimes.

10+ decades of hassling pot users has not made the situation any better. time to move on.

4/26/2015 07:20:00 AM  

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