Sunday, June 21, 2015

Dallas to Protect Police

  • Dallas officials say it could cost nearly $1,000 per square foot to install bulletproof glass at police headquarters, the scene of a brazen weekend attack by a gunman.

    But Mayor Mike Rawlings vowed Monday that money would be no object in providing long-term protection for Dallas officers.

    "We've got the money to do what's right," Rawlings said. "We've got to make it safer."
Of course, Dallas is in a successful state, not a failed one

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's true. Texas seems to have a different political philosophy, than does Illinois. I am also sure that the city fathers of Dallas are quite unlike Chicago's leadership.

6/21/2015 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, a red state, not a blue one. Coincidence??? I think not.

6/21/2015 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a mayor I would love to work for

6/21/2015 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From what I hear Texas may be a good place to move to, once I put in a couple more years in this crappy city. I hear it gets real hot down there in the summer, but they have AC.

6/21/2015 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police deserve protection.
So do the Courts, the Hospitals, City Hall, and a dozen city departments.
So should the citizens and taxpayers.
Where do they stop?

6/21/2015 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will they armor up the police cars? Or is the protection just for the bosses and their butt-buddies downtown?

6/21/2015 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Dallas Police Association and the local Fraternal Order of Police lodge said they had complained about unsecured parking, unlocked interior and exterior doors, and the lack of bulletproof glass at headquarters and the department's seven substations."

Chicago isn't the only one?

6/21/2015 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem is that it would be cheaper to lose some cops than it is to put in bullet resistant glass. A "progressive" would not spend the money, cops are the enemy. "You knew you could be killed when you took the job."

6/21/2015 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looked like the glazing in the lobby was pretty good to begin with...no matter.

Time to up-armor.

6/21/2015 02:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Complete opposite of Rahm who's looking to use Swiss Cheese as building materials for future CPD stations.

6/21/2015 03:25:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

In Chicago it would cost two grand per square foot. Rahm wouldnt pay for it if it was only one buck per square foot.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

6/21/2015 06:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - So just came back from a short furlo in the Sunshine State looking for a place to run to when we retire in a few years from this sinking ship. Landed at O'hare about 9pm after a rough flight because of the T-storms. Walked through the terminal to baggage claim and you know what we didn't see . . . not a single CPD officer, none, zip, zero. Waited for our luggage for over an hour because ground operations were suspended because of lightning. Not that there was any kind of announcement from O'hare personnel or the airline as to why we were waiting. We actually had to get the info from a baggage handler taking a piss in the shitter. People were agitated, stressed and getting loud. We finally get our luggage and head out to find our son who has been circling the pickup area for over an hour waiting for us only to find a situation that has broken down into total pandemonium. Drivers screaming at each other, passengers screaming at each other, people in general pushing and shoving. And you know what we didn't see . . . not a single TMA or officer trying to control the situation, none, zero, zip. So great to be back home in the city that works . . . NOT!

6/21/2015 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have some flux capacitors and pixie dust to sell as well.....

6/21/2015 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That will never happen here. They will blame any officer hurt in a police station shooting for not ducking.

6/21/2015 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My kind of town

6/21/2015 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only lives that matter in this cesspool are those of the privileged city officials. 24/7 security details cost the city a ton of money and subtracts from the already scarce manpower we have, but hey -the "man of the people" needs protection from the millions who hate him. They wouldn't spend 2 cents more than they had to on anyone else's safety. As long as the money keeps coming in, they could care less.

6/21/2015 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - So just came back from a short furlo in the Sunshine State looking for a place to run to when we retire in a few years from this sinking ship. Landed at O'hare about 9pm after a rough flight because of the T-storms. Walked through the terminal to baggage claim and you know what we didn't see . . . not a single CPD officer, none, zip, zero. Waited for our luggage for over an hour because ground operations were suspended because of lightning. Not that there was any kind of announcement from O'hare personnel or the airline as to why we were waiting. We actually had to get the info from a baggage handler taking a piss in the shitter. People were agitated, stressed and getting loud. We finally get our luggage and head out to find our son who has been circling the pickup area for over an hour waiting for us only to find a situation that has broken down into total pandemonium. Drivers screaming at each other, passengers screaming at each other, people in general pushing and shoving. And you know what we didn't see . . . not a single TMA or officer trying to control the situation, none, zero, zip. So great to be back home in the city that works . . . NOT!


So now CPD is responsible for your luggage, making an announcement as to weather, why your bags are taking an hour, and irate passengers? Go back to Florida and stay there, fuckhead. As for the traffic, this may come as a newsflash....you weren't the only one coming in on a flight. The roadway there, for lack of a better term, is like a giant cul-de-sac. A one way circle that gets backed up. But it's your world, we just live in it. I forgot that it's all about you.

6/21/2015 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ummm, it's not just the windows that need to be upgraded - but you also need armor plate in the WALLS.

6/21/2015 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous KCRob said...

Slowly but surely, we're heading towards a dystopia where police hole up in fortified bunkers - leaving the streets to the savages. I suspect this is the norm in a lot of third-world countries now.

The problem isn't bullet-proof glass or lack thereof; the problem is devolution to a "society" where's it's needed at all. I don't think there's any solution.

6/21/2015 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I retired to Texas...one of best things I have done great weather..terrific housing prices the best neighbors and no sympathy for criminals. My street has whites, hispanics and blacks. All either work or are retired our properties are well maintained. If my neighbors could vote to bring back public hangings they would

6/21/2015 04:00:00 PM  
Blogger keith dallas said...

I'm s retired Dallas cop originally from Decatur IL. Rest assured there are major problems with the Dallas PD.

6/21/2015 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6/'21-07:52 You are right- It's embarrassing to travel to other destinations and observe well armed, good conditioned Police Officers & reflect on the sorry state of our CPD Airport Detail. Then you see the younger Aviation Police with everything on the duty belt but a firearm. Our Aviation police are certified peace officers but His Royal Highness Richie the Chicken Hearted disarmed the Aviation officers. When you realize how insecure the airports are-how can we ever hope to see well constructed, secure facilities and parking lots at our District stations - let alone HQ??

6/21/2015 05:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mike rawlings was the former police chief of dallas m,very highly regarded im sure now that he is mayor he has to play the political games but deep down he bleeds blue we should be so lucky to have him here

6/21/2015 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be mindful...

The liberal fruit-nuts are fleeing the failed state of California
and are trying to infest the "Free" western states with their
foolishness.

They tend to gravitate toward larger cities/state capitols.

>Liberal Loons blow into town and weave themselves
into the local fabric<

"Hey guys! Let's make a law prohibiting... (-insert der verboten HERE!-)"

The Common Sense People Should Say:
"Why? Common sense says not to do that or do it at your
peril already."

Liberal Loons in whiny voice: "But if doing it was against the law, everyone
would be saferrrrr! Think of the chill-drennn!"

The cosmos rolls it's collective eyes at these nannystatist twits.

6/21/2015 08:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
From what I hear Texas may be a good place to move to, once I put in a couple more years in this crappy city. I hear it gets real hot down there in the summer, but they have AC.

6/21/2015 12:46:00 AM

I've loved Texas since my Army days down there. Had plans to get back down there years back but you know how plans go sometime.

6/21/2015 11:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Chicago, Burge reparations are a higher priority than police safety.

6/21/2015 11:17:00 PM  
Blogger Big Daddy said...

Hey,11:45, do you have ANY reading comprehension skills at all? He didn't say that the CPD should handle your luggage,make weather announcements or anything even remotely resembling any of that. He simply said that there were no Police around anywhere even when trouble was brewing. That makes him a fuckhead? Oh, wait, I'll bet you work at the airport and took the guys LEGITIMATE complaint personal. And YOU call HIM a fuckhead? Take a look in the mirror.

6/22/2015 06:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:45:00 AM - Reading is a skill moron and obviously one that you lack. Your retort makes absolutely no sense as to the original post. I suspect you're just a "fuckhead" who likes to see his rantings on the blog OR more than likely just a lazy fat ass that is assigned to the airport.

6/22/2015 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

keith dallas said...
I'm s retired Dallas cop originally from Decatur IL. Rest assured there are major problems with the Dallas PD.

6/21/2015 05:08:00 PM


Oh yeah? Well our police department is more fucked up than your police department. So there.

6/22/2015 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
OT - So just came back from a short furlo in the Sunshine State looking for a place to run to when we retire in a few years from this sinking ship. Landed at O'hare about 9pm after a rough flight because of the T-storms. Walked through the terminal to baggage claim and you know what we didn't see . . . not a single CPD officer, none, zip, zero. Waited for our luggage for over an hour because ground operations were suspended because of lightning. Not that there was any kind of announcement from O'hare personnel or the airline as to why we were waiting. We actually had to get the info from a baggage handler taking a piss in the shitter. People were agitated, stressed and getting loud. We finally get our luggage and head out to find our son who has been circling the pickup area for over an hour waiting for us only to find a situation that has broken down into total pandemonium. Drivers screaming at each other, passengers screaming at each other, people in general pushing and shoving. And you know what we didn't see . . . not a single TMA or officer trying to control the situation, none, zero, zip. So great to be back home in the city that works . . . NOT!

6/21/2015 11:45:00 AM


I once had a guy from New York at O'Hare, in between planes, ask to make a police report for his stolen laptop. I asked where it was stolen. He said near the American Airlines ticket counter, at the Mexico City Airport. In Mexico City, Mexico. He was in a hurry. Apparently he didn't like my suggestion to take it up with the Mexican authorities or Mexican Consulate. The Mexican Police at the airport in Mexico City told him to go to a local police station outside the airport. He left Mexico instead. It probably was last seen on http://www.ebay.com/bhp/mexico

6/22/2015 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I once had a guy from New York at O'Hare, in between planes, ask to make a police report for his stolen laptop. I asked where it was stolen. He said near the American Airlines ticket counter, at the Mexico City Airport. In Mexico City, Mexico. He was in a hurry. Apparently he didn't like my suggestion to take it up with the Mexican authorities or Mexican Consulate. The Mexican Police at the airport in Mexico City told him to go to a local police station outside the airport. He left Mexico instead. It probably was last seen on http://www.ebay.com/bhp/mexico

6/22/2015 10:19:00 AM

I never had anyone ask for a report here for something that happened in another COUNTRY. People will make every working day interesting, whether you want 'em to , or not.

6/22/2015 05:11:00 PM  

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