Monday, June 15, 2015

McCarthy Death Watch

  • No one person can singlehandedly solve Chicago's crime problem. But the Chicago Police Department needs a leader with a grasp of the causes of crime and clear strategies to address them. After four years on the job, it's clear that Superintendent Garry McCarthy isn't that man.

    As the Chicago Tribune noted on June 8, the city already has surpassed 1,000 shootings this year, much sooner than last year or the year before. In other words, violence is getting worse in Chicago, even as crime rates continue to drop in other big cities. This is not a trendline that will help Chicago retain and recruit talent.

    For years, the Emanuel administration has bemoaned the influx of illegal guns from nearby states with less stringent gun laws. OK, but illegal weapons flow into New York and Los Angeles, too, and the number of shootings in both places is falling.
We've been pointing this out for years. Chicago Magazine decided to do an investigative piece that pretty much destroyed the CompStat narrative. Homicides and shooting are indicative of a larger crime trend - we don't know anyone who, when reasonably informed, thinks that crime is actually down. They are aware of downgrading crime, long response times, impossible waits for Officers or excessive hold times for 3-1-1.

If it isn't reported, it doesn't exist and more citizens every day regale us with stories of "it just wasn't worth waiting" when deciding not to make a report, sometimes as many as three people a week. They don't think crime is down by a long shot.

So let's see if Rahm takes the hint.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tribune reported shooting victim died.

Then they retract.

Look at the URL and first few paragraphs.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-man-shot-over-young-pappy-comment-dies-20150614-story.html

It's finally happened. Rahm and McCarthy are now bringing the dead back to life to improve the stats.

IT'S a MIRACLE!

Next Garry turns Lake Michigan into Guinness and walks across it to get into a fight with some out of state suburban cops.

6/15/2015 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's one of two things - either Rahm planted the seed by having this editorial published or Rahm is being embarrassed by yet another failure (Brizard, Amer Ahmad, Byrd-Bennett) and won't take kindly to it.

My bet is on Rahm sowing the seeds for McCarthy's departure. He probably told Garry to find a new job, Garry's dragging his heels, so now the screws get tightened by Rahm's financial media friends.

Think about it. Isn't it odd that a FINANCIAL paper would call for McCarthy's removal, instead of a NEWS paper?

6/15/2015 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Until the mayor holds no power, I mean zero influence at all, over the city's leadership positions (police, fire, streets and San, cps) no organization will be willing to solve problems! There should be independent boards who make appointments with stake holders with experience presiding. Elected in some cases, cps school board. The mayor is the puppet master. McCarthy is not a bad guy, but what happens to him when he calls the mayor out or doesn't fall on his sword like BBB! Fired! Then the next lacky comes in. Fix that first, then we can have serious discussions and impactful results. Take the power back!!!! But, we the willing, lead by the unknowing, will continue to do the impossible for the ungrateful until further notice.
Let's just try to keep our health insurance and pay checks until further notice...

It would be funny if it wasn't so sad...

6/15/2015 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm got his buddy at Crain's to do his dirty work. Interesting. ..

6/15/2015 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the conclusion but that simply makes McCarthy another scapegoat for a colossal series of failures coupled with mistaken political correctness. It will take more than a new chief and a thousand more cops to fix this. That said, you have to contain the fire before you can suppress it.

6/15/2015 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's done his job.

Rahm Emanuel brought him here to swing a budget axe, demoralize the police, and call the fake stats "compstat", something "new" to fool the rubes.

Newsflash, media stooges: They've been feeding you bullshit long before this guy ever got here. Phat Phil perfected the process using methods stolen from NYPD compstat earlier under Hilliard.

Rahm introduced this NY guy to you and you acted like his spiel was a new song, all so you could cover Emanuel's ass.

Death Watch my ass, he might get a raise.

6/15/2015 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe that poster that keeps declaring Garry's days are numbered isn't just talking jibberish, after all.

6/15/2015 02:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets be fair. It would be a shame to loose the Superintendent's crime fighting and organizational skills which he learned from the NYPD. We are not so sure that all of Chicago's crime problems can be laid at his door. Much of it arises from local politicians and judiciary.

6/15/2015 02:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh God, even if dismissed he'll probably stay in Chicago like J-fled did! Maybe J & G can live together? About time someone finally stated the obvious. He should have been fired in NYC after the ticket fiasco. He should have been fired here after the Chicago Mag articles. Why is the ballerino holding onto him so tightly?

6/15/2015 03:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Jesse Jackson Jr out yet?

He'd make a fine Police Superintendent. He is very familiar with the Justice system and friends with Rahm and the Chicago power structure.

6/15/2015 03:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Rahm told his lapdogs at the Chicago Tribune to write this hit piece of an editorial. So now a contrived controversy is created either giving Gary the wiggle room to resign or for the mayor to find another Supt. Rahm being the cold and calculating politician he is will appoint a black Supt.

6/15/2015 03:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Falsifying reports is grounds to terminate isn't it about time all the lies come to light . They break the rules more than anyone else.

6/15/2015 05:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Comstat is dead? You mean Cesario fainted for nothing?

6/15/2015 05:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A week ago, I would have agreed with this, but having to wear my vinyl interior trimmed crown cap in humid Chicago summers is getting me so much respect, my district's gang members have stopped selling drugs and signed up for community college.

6/15/2015 05:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guy has done nothing. Disbanded units, gutted the department, morale is at an all time low, crime is up. What has he done, with the exception of reshuffling the deck chairs every 3 to 6 months. The way he acts and the way he does things are a sign of incompetence.

6/15/2015 05:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

use the database CABODLE to measure how many incidents of crimes have been reported on the police beat that you reside on, for example measure how many BURGLARIES have been reported during the last two weeks, but measure the last two months to see if a crime trend really exists on the your residential beat. I was shocked to find a residential burglary crime trend occurring in District 008, Beat 0834! Yet not a news flash from anyone!

6/15/2015 06:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now retired...

Gary will leave, be it now, a month from now or a year from now.

Question is who will replace him. God forbid we get Eric Holder or anyone like him.

The damage Gary and Jody have done is so complete that it would take a generation to rebuild this Department into anything that is going to help the taxpaying citizens.

6/15/2015 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's a pud like jfed.

6/15/2015 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Lets be fair. It would be a shame to loose the Superintendent's crime fighting and organizational skills which he learned from the NYPD. We are not so sure that all of Chicago's crime problems can be laid at his door. Much of it arises from local politicians and judiciary.

6/15/2015 02:30:00 AM


Let's be fair, go to NYC to One Police Plaza and gush to the Personnel Office how you feel about the organizational genius evident on NYPD and beg them for a job. We'll all be better off.

6/15/2015 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps is time for the membership to loudly voice through demonstration a Vote of No Confidence

6/15/2015 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem with Chicago crime, is that the burbs are out of shitty, apartment block housing. It's all filled.

The only good thing that Daley ever did was ship a lot of savages to the burbs. The play revruns started to realize what was going on, then the economy stalled and the process stopped.

The south and west sides need to be depopulated and gentrified. Fucking with the landlords is the easiest and most efficient option.

6/15/2015 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Lord. Does this mean those P.O.s that Garry took care of because they took care of him might actually have to do what they were hired for and get back in a beat car instead of teaching BS at the academy. Nothing lasts forever. Just remember 19 Paul.

6/15/2015 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's funny how the media are laying the problems at the feet of McCarthy, when the failure of the police fighting crime are mostly the fault of a rabid media and an anti-police White House.

Word is McCarthy is seeking disability for his heart attack, and if Rahm really wants to get rid of him that is what he is going to have to do. Either that or perhaps a "lateral" move to a much softer high end spot in another city department, like the Park District or Aviation Police.

If Rahm wanted to just dump McCarthy he would have done so already, four years is more than an acceptable amount of time to carry a superintendent. McCarthy must know something that Rahm doesn't want others to know.

6/15/2015 08:10:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

He will leave eventually. The only questions are how and when.

6/15/2015 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's making me wear that stupid round cap again. Time for him to go.

6/15/2015 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It wasn't that long ago when anything over $150.00 was a felony, now it's $500.00. Downgrade, reclassify, whatever it takes to lie to the public. Problem is the public isn't as stupid as Rham and McHasNoBusinessinOurCity would like them to be.

6/15/2015 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How the fuck can we have more shootings than NY & LA combined? LA has mild weather year round.

6/15/2015 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Recipe for Disaster is as follows:
Meritoriously triple promote insiders that have no skills managing people, ideas, or crime for about 20 years. They will become your command staff. Micro manage people into mundane tasks that really have no effect on crime. Print out lots of maps with dots on them and distribute them to anyone who will listen, and tell them crime is down. Demoralize the entire department by hiring a series of outsiders who don't know S*#t about crime fighting.
Add ingredients together, and let stew in a hostile community for about 5 years. As hostility boils over, and crime rises to "Epic" proportions. Tell the public that crime is down, and the police are redoubling their efforts in high crime areas.
Let stand and watch the homicide clearance rate plummet faster than the ranks of the department.
Serve cold, and watch your people pat them selves on the back for a job well done...

Anonymous

Ps. The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls, and Tenement halls

6/15/2015 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 years is the average shelf life of all our past Superintendent's. Even if things are going good they get dumped. Let's hope that next time around we get someone from inside CPD. Not a merit hack, but someone with common sense, and the ability to restore morale.

6/15/2015 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny thing is Crain's Chicago Business weekly is also stating that Gary McCarthy should be out. So the Tribune and then Crains say the same thing. If this doesn't prove that the local media is a lap dog for the Mayor I don't know what will. The elite politicians tell the media to march and they say "what direction?".

6/15/2015 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It isn't called Chiraq for nothing & this is just dawning on Crain's?

Rahm just asked his friends to put a little pressure on McLiar to resign.

6/15/2015 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who care? Whoever Rham replaces him with will not be able to stop the beast from killing each other. Will have zero effect on me.

6/15/2015 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can have the strictest gun laws there is BUT if the courts do not impose the sentence on those caught with guns then it is all a big waste of time and effort.

Yea, you get the gun off the street and that is a good thing but when court time comes the judges let the offender go with a warning or put them on super-secret probation. They get caught again... double super-secret probation.

And if by some chance they are sent to jail maybe the welfare check to Mama get's cut because Lil' RyRay is in County jail so extra money is not warranted. He gets his meals for free.

6/15/2015 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Chicago Tribune this Sunday ran a front page story: Cops Accused But Rarely Punished. In that article they said about 18,000 officers were accused of wrong doing. But only something like 300 officers were given any type of punishment. So according to their logic I write someone a ticket and impound their car. They get pissed at me and say I called them a racist vulgar name and I should get punished just because that person says so and he has two witnesses. His friend and his baby momma.

In the second section the Tribune ran another front page story: 68 Shot, 14 Killed and No One Accountable. It was about border patrol agents who used lethal force.

So let me get this fucking striaght. We get up in the morning, go to work and put on our uniform with the intention of purposefully abusing people and sometimes when we just get the itch we just like killing them right? Get a life fuckers. Get a life. I don't know of anyone on this job who goes out of their way to taser, pepper spray, beat with a baton or shoot someone.

6/15/2015 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It does not matter who is superintendent. The community gets the policing it deserves. As long as the voters elect and support pandering and corrupt politicians nothing will change.

6/15/2015 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He will leave when Obama says is OK, not before.
even Rham takes orders

6/15/2015 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC - Is there any chance you can update the blog to allow readers to click the individual post headlines and view single posts? I'm trying to link this article to a few people, but since I can't view the article by itself, I can't link it.

Thanks for all the info you share here. This is a timely post, as I am a strong supporter of getting rid of this guy.

6/15/2015 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Until all the jagoff politicians are gone,ie: Alvarez, Rahm, Durbin..etc...and allowing all this liberal bullshit nothing will change, it will only get worse. The scum of the earth have this figured out. The issue is that the middle class needs to get their shit together, show up and vote the fucks out of office. Police are now the bad guys, with everything we do second guessed for hours by liberal pieces of shit (see CNN), making the bad guys out to be the heroes/victims...and im not saying i want to be a hero, fuck that, i just want to be able to do my job without the witch hunt...

6/15/2015 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard through the grapevine that our next boss will be Bernard Kerik, also NYPD ilk. Gar's buddy. Bwahahahahaha!

6/15/2015 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You may end up with someone worse if he goes.

My guess is that at present, the USDOJ is driving who can be the top cop in Chicago. That is how you got the last two supers.

I would not expect that situation to change any. My suspicion is that some kind of backroom deal was made by Chicago to effectively give the USDOJ the power to, if not select, at least approve any new super for CPD, in lieu of a federal takeover of the department.

not a cop

6/15/2015 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK then, what would you do? Remember, you don't have unlimited resources.

6/15/2015 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rahm will never admit failure

6/15/2015 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm got his buddy at Crain's to do his dirty work. Interesting. ..

6/15/2015 12:52:00 AM

I was kind of thinking the same thing. Crain has been pro-Rahm everything so this is odd.

6/15/2015 10:20:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

From day one on the job McJersey was totally; McClueless.

One of the biggest hints that he was in over his head should have been the weekly *apology spiel* he gave at St Sabina Church, joining 'father' Flaky and the rest of the usual cabal of suspects in blaming everything under the sun for the GANG VIOLENCE 'in the community' except for the gangbangers themselves.

Adding to that farce was his weekly Press Conference which wasn't much better -- if Chicago had real journalists and not democrat lapdogs maybe someone would have gotten a clue sooner than four years that he was goddamn McStupid, but I digress. Basically he had three pat answers , or 'reasons', why the streets were filled with blood:
-- 1) Lax Gun Laws in Illinois.
-- 2) Lax Gun Laws in other states.
-- 3) Lenient sentencing in the courts for violent offenders.
You could take it to the bank that those three would show up at every McJersey press conference. But oddly never blaming the people who are committing the violence or the broken family structure they come from.

You could also take it to the bank that not one of Chicago's 'crack journalists' would question or challenge the fallacy of McSuperCop's reasons.: Like Illinois has some of the toughest Gun Laws in the nation. That cities in those states with the 'lax gun laws' don't have a violence problem like Chicago. And lastly, did the Court system suddenly change or was it as lenient as now?

Ergo, here's some question that someone really REALLY needs to ask McJersey, and that he answer: ......
When applying for the job of Chicago's Top Cop were the Gun Laws in Illinois more stringent than now. Where the gun laws in other states as lax as you say they are now? And did the courts / judges all of a sudden change and become 'criminal friendly'?

Point being, if those things have not changed, then YOU, Supt McAssh*le, knew exactly what awaited you here in Chicago and Illinois. And your 'three reasons' are nothing but excuses and have taken taxpayer's money, and a boatload of it, in salary, for a job you knew you couldn't do!!

That 'Gar', is nothing but theft.

6/15/2015 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on, McCarthy's not so bad. I mean, at least he's good to us; he stands for command staff putting their pistols in bad guys' mouths, gave back the crown caps we all love so much, and he and Wayne are keeping my tattoo's from fading out.

6/15/2015 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only reason he got the job was because too many phone calls were made and the decision was made to get an outsider who like any of the insiders could not have stopped this violent wave, so basically get a high paying job as an actor,anybody can do it just like anybody can pull the trigger,but it takes a thought process to offer opportunity and prosperity to other parts of this city that need it most and nods and good byes for past academy award failures!

6/15/2015 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I ran into McFartFace in the back room at the Exit having his tattoos of Tiny Dancer removed.

6/15/2015 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You all have my blessing tonite, if the Hawks win. 22,000 at United Center. More than 30,000 at Wrigley Field. The usual lookie-loos, hangers on along Clark Street bars. Plus the "opportunists" in the 'hood via the Red Line.

There won't be enough police in the city.

Tiny Dancer hoping for a Hawks loss. Or a torrential downpour that lasts for hours.

"Store Windows Matter"!!

6/15/2015 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Big Changes Coming Friday said...

From a reliable source at 35th street, Caitlyn Jenner to be named next Superintendent.

6/15/2015 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on SCC! His "death watch" started three months into the gig. Not happening. Same ol', Same ol'. Yawn

6/15/2015 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Oh God, even if dismissed he'll probably stay in Chicago like J-fled did! Maybe J & G can live together? About time someone finally stated the obvious. He should have been fired in NYC after the ticket fiasco. He should have been fired here after the Chicago Mag articles. Why is the ballerino holding onto him so tightly?

6/15/2015 03:19:00 AM

Then they can work out together- like SNL's Hans and Frans. Gonna pump...you up!

6/15/2015 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-city-weekend-shootings-20150615-story.html

120 more shootings in Chicago this year than last year! Pathetic chiraq!

6/15/2015 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Civilian here.

OK ladies and gents. Time to tell the world what needs to be done to bring this city (and all major metro areas in the USA) under control. Remember, you must respect the U.S. Constitution and you are bound by SCC rules, but I want to know, in print, without any PC filters, what we as citizens need to demand from our leaders in order to get this thing under control.

Thanks.

6/15/2015 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is off topic, but will all the Hawk fans on the South and West sides be rioting, burning, and looting tonight if the Hawks win?

Man your battle stations!!!!

6/15/2015 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"FOR THE WATCH"

---- Game of Thrones

6/15/2015 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've said this before, the superintendent just like the head of cps, cta, transportation, etc... Etc... Is there for one purpose to take the heat for the sitting mayor. Sure they make a few day to day decision, but they hold no power. They never will, that is why it is very hard to find a boss over Lt. That has any balls. Especially in this day and age. I came on in the late 80s and they've been weeding them out ever since. Back each other up, and help the real victims all you can do now. All you guys that kiss ass or screw over other blue shirts to keep some bullshit spot, get whatever you deserve when the shit hits the fan.

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

He was brought here to finish the dismantling of the police department physically, mentally and spiritually. Like Elmer Fud should say abidy, abidy, that's all folks.!

6/15/2015 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A week ago, I would have agreed with this, but having to wear my vinyl interior trimmed crown cap in humid Chicago summers is getting me so much respect, my district's gang members have stopped selling drugs and signed up for community college.

6/15/2015 05:29:00 AM

My district too! who would think revised uniform standards would make such a huge impact on crime rates.

6/15/2015 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous J-FLED said...

I will return under two conditions. I will be allowed to hide beneath my desk at my discretion and that I never have to appear in Districts 007 and 011 under any circumstances.

6/15/2015 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic but important.. Who is the useless female officer in 019 who was seen at the desk whining like a crybaby that she had to make a late arrest and work overtime. That same officer was then seen yelling at her partner who was asking for her partner to stay with her until a prisoner guard could be arranged. That same officer who was complaining that she lost $50 by missing a doctors appointment and then demanded $50 from her partner to stay... When her partner wouldn't do it that officer decided to release herself and go home... I know 019 is a slow district but I was unaware that partners could just abandon their partners and release themselves without checking with, I don't know, a supervisor... What PO is this? Start with L.R.

6/15/2015 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gary won't be going anywhere because for him to get the boot rahm would have to admit he was wrong. And rahms never wrong.

6/15/2015 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
He's done his job.

Rahm Emanuel brought him here to swing a budget axe, demoralize the police, and call the fake stats "compstat", something "new" to fool the rubes.

Newsflash, media stooges: They've been feeding you bullshit long before this guy ever got here. Phat Phil perfected the process using methods stolen from NYPD compstat earlier under Hilliard.

Rahm introduced this NY guy to you and you acted like his spiel was a new song, all so you could cover Emanuel's ass.

Death Watch my ass, he might get a raise.

6/15/2015 01:52:00 AM

Bingo!

6/15/2015 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Inform Chicago Magazine to investigate the retirement of the sergeant, then quick hire as the Director of Research and Development at Commander's pay. Why? Well, that sergeant worked for and retired from Tracey's office (Compstat), and put in place as the Director of Research and Development, the unit that reports CPD's crime stats to FBI, newspapers, etc. Why? To manipulate the data and to report favorable for Compstat. Corruption: the retiring, hiring, and reporting.

6/15/2015 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Comstat is dead? You mean Cesario fainted for nothing?


Got promoted

6/15/2015 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see how 019 & Area North handle a Blackhawk's victory tonight. In 2010 and 2013 Clark Street was out of control. Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

6/15/2015 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If McCartney leaves, so does VRI.

6/15/2015 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be careful what you wish for lots of people way over there head in this department.

6/15/2015 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Until the mayor holds no power, I mean zero influence at all, over the city's leadership positions (police, fire, streets and San, cps) no organization will be willing to solve problems! There should be independent boards who make appointments with stake holders with experience presiding. Elected in some cases, cps school board. The mayor is the puppet master. McCarthy is not a bad guy, but what happens to him when he calls the mayor out or doesn't fall on his sword like BBB! Fired! Then the next lacky comes in. Fix that first, then we can have serious discussions and impactful results. Take the power back!!!! But, we the willing, lead by the unknowing, will continue to do the impossible for the ungrateful until further notice.
Let's just try to keep our health insurance and pay checks until further notice...

It would be funny if it wasn't so sad...

6/15/2015 12:50:00 AM

Said this before, its a pity that the city couldn't just elect a superintendent, that way the mayor wouldn't have a firm grasp around the supes junk. However there would need to be some law enforcement experience requirement needed for the candidate, would be a nightmare having a lawyer ( kinda like a certain county) as a supe ! McCarthy might not be as bad a guy then if he had free reign !

Crains published a report about the supe maybe changing also today ! Where theres smoke, theres fire !

6/15/2015 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IT CLEAR BALLERINA RAHM isn't the man for the job either . We will pay now for not voting him out.

6/15/2015 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just one overlooked - but salient question: Would Rahm risk Garry opening the real facts around Zak's late night "robbery?" My guess is not unless Rahm finds Garry another position, such as the Federal level while YoMama is still President.

6/15/2015 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait until this carpet bagger is gone!

6/15/2015 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous IN THE KNOW said...

When is McCarthy going to be launched?

This is a rumor that has been spinning for awhile. He should have been launched a year ago.

The bigger question is, who is his replacement?

McCarthy should NOT be the only administrative person launched either. There should be a busload of them, if Rahm wants to re-build the CPD.

I could think of many who should be "on the Bus" just as I know you could list many as well.

Well farewell McCarthy, whenever you go. You have NOT impressed me.

Let's look for a REAL police or sheriff guy - not some politician. Chicago PD needs a General, not a glad-hander.

6/15/2015 07:23:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

Thing is, it isn't anything you cops do, nor anything McCarthy will order you to do to reduce crime. Yes, you could have more patrols in the right spots, but dude with a gun is gonna do what he wants in a few seconds. You'll just pick him up after, really.

As long as there is drugs and prostitution, there will be crime. And, let's face it, that happens in the poorer black and (to a lesser extent) hispanic communities. Criminals are raised by the community, not by parents. Likely 80% of the gangbangers/drug dealers (which is 90% of your shootees) were raised by their maternal grandparent, not by mom (much less a dad).

CPD does a good job, but the criminals with no morals (or impulse control) are gonna do what they do, and not much you can do but pick em up after. Then the courts are gonna let 'em go anyway, so yer fighting a losing battle. Ain't your fault, and ain't McCarthy's fault. He may be a poor manager, but it still isn't his fault in this instance, really.

6/15/2015 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a retired Youth Officer I spend my time reading SCC. I watch old Magnum reruns, drink cold Hamms out of the can and remember what it was like to drives '75 Torino. McCarthy? Who cares.

6/15/2015 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes Compstat is phony but every new boss needs his bullshit new plan to kill crime. The answer doesn't lie with the superintendent or even the police for that matter. If guys want to shoot each other they are gonna do it. It ends the same way every time. The new guy comes in and buys some time for whoever is in office, then everyone realizes the emperor has no clothes and we get a new guy with all the answers to buy the mayor a couple more years. However the democrat constituency (aka Shitheads) will never be held culpable for the violence. It's the mayor, the police, the supe, the guns, the NRA etc.

6/15/2015 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT. I love he way they open up Lt applications to OCD/IAD and the Detective Division where the applications are due the 12th and then on the 10th they transfer 1 to OCD and 2 to the Detective Division before the application period was closed and NONE of the three had not submitted their applications by Friday at 10:30 when I was there. It's all legit! legit like WWF.

6/15/2015 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous PAY THE PENSION FUND said...

Off Topic... But No Money For Our Pension Payments!

Amundsen H.S. to Get $2.6M in TIF Funds for Gym Rehab

WTF? If you can build an entire, decent home for $200,000 or $300,000, why is $2.6 MILLION needed to rehab only a gymnasium?

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150615/ravenswood/amundsen-hs-get-26m-tif-funds-for-gym-rehab

6/15/2015 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe that poster that keeps declaring Garry's days are numbered isn't just talking jibberish, after all

If you think about it, all of our days are numbered.
That said, I don't believe GMac is any closer to being let go today, than he was when the initial "Garry's Gettin Fired" rumors started.
I have zero doubt that a year from now, someone will posting that their man at HQ assures them Garry's out. And he won't be then either.

6/15/2015 08:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weren't they "helping" CPD out a few months ago? Must've solved the problem!


ATF To Join NYPD In Fighting New York City Gun Crimes

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/06/15/cbs2-exclusive-atf-gun-crime/

6/15/2015 09:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hawks Win!! I only hope that when EW drinks from the cup in uniform she has her crown cap on!

6/15/2015 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joel Quenville for President!

6/15/2015 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are the reverends? Eerily quiet for all the shootings in their areas. Something funny about this, they were out in full force against Jody describing how they believed he had to go. Different political partners?.

6/15/2015 11:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Perhaps is time for the membership to loudly voice through demonstration a Vote of No Confidence

6/15/2015 07:09:00 AM

Why? It accomplishes nothing.
Put your energy into something that has some measurable benefit to it.

6/15/2015 11:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Funny thing is Crain's Chicago Business weekly is also stating that Gary McCarthy should be out. So the Tribune and then Crains say the same thing. If this doesn't prove that the local media is a lap dog for the Mayor I don't know what will. The elite politicians tell the media to march and they say "what direction?".

6/15/2015 08:45:00 AM

Since when did the Trib call for McCarthy's head? What are you talking about?

6/15/2015 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous JP said...

At some point a couple two tree years ago you stopped making Blackhawks posts on a regular basis for whatever reason... break that damn rule today SCC!!!! HAWKS WIN HAWKS WIN!

-JP 007

6/15/2015 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Said this before, its a pity that the city couldn't just elect a superintendent, that way the mayor wouldn't have a firm grasp around the supes junk. However there would need to be some law enforcement experience requirement needed for the candidate, would be a nightmare having a lawyer ( kinda like a certain county) as a supe ! McCarthy might not be as bad a guy then if he had free reign !

Crains published a report about the supe maybe changing also today ! Where theres smoke, theres fire !

6/15/2015 03:54:00 PM

If this city voted for supe, we'd end up with a clone of Tom Dart. THAT you do not want.
btw, This post IS about Crain's editorial staff calling for Garry's removal. Not about the Trib calling for it.

6/15/2015 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watching the Hawks celebration at Wrigley Field on the tube. The brain trust thought they would push the crowd back with tac cars, and now six cars are engulfed by the celebrants. We're led by morons!

6/15/2015 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
As a retired Youth Officer I spend my time reading SCC. I watch old Magnum reruns, drink cold Hamms out of the can and remember what it was like to drives '75 Torino. McCarthy? Who cares.

6/15/2015 07:38:00 PM

This blog needs a Like button! God bless You!

6/15/2015 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am really shocked at McCarthy's shelf life. He is way past the recommended expiration date.

6/16/2015 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chief Juan Rivera for superintendent!

6/16/2015 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
As a retired Youth Officer I spend my time reading SCC. I watch old Magnum reruns, drink cold Hamms out of the can and remember what it was like to drives '75 Torino. McCarthy? Who cares.

6/15/2015 07:38:00 PM

Hmmmm. Sounds like 074 "Midnight Youth" Troike!!!

6/16/2015 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's going nowhere

6/16/2015 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ew is stupid enough to drink out the cup again and in uniform get away with it... SMH

6/16/2015 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When he goes I hope he takes with him the crown cap and the covering up tattoos!!! You hired us as we are and told us to be the police! We are! Sorry your bullshit compstat and stratiges don't work! We are not New York or New Jersey!!! We are Chicago, a turffer more educated breed. Tattoos or baseball caps! Take your cuffs off us let us run a bit and police!!! we will clean it up! Or you and the mayor can sit back and take pride in Chiraq!!!!! We have more violence here in the past weekend then Baghdad?

6/16/2015 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not an officer.

Not in Chicago.

It must be very difficult, whereas the media, people, etc were all on the side of the good guys.

Now, every a-hole has a camera, all gets tossed on "social media" and maybe a generation ago there was some fair reporting, now, it's all skewed left, from left leaning professors and schools.

Too, everyone is a victim, plus now "gays" and "trans genders", things not even thought of as "protected", now are to be hailed above all.

What's more important? Getting the idiot for violation X or going home alive.

It's more than sad to see how things have changed.

Despite media reports, skewed polls, police are supported. It's only a certain percentage of crud, bile that is dealt with. Most people work, pay bills, etc.

You really deal with crap. The public, even the university left leaning professors, want to be as far away from the crud as possible.

If McCarthy is gone, anyone who does anything is a "John Burge" (sp?)
Can't have that, can we?

Good Lord!

6/16/2015 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a citizen, but what happens if you don't wear the cap, show your tattoos and wear baseball caps, what are they going to do, fire you? It is ridiculous and demeaning this micro managing and lack of support, aggravating the Police is the dumbest tactic I know in keeping us safe. What a world - hope you all show tattoos, wear baseball hats and be safe.

6/16/2015 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illegal guns are bad, but illegal people are fine,right?

6/16/2015 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"As a retired Youth Officer I spend my time reading SCC. I watch old Magnum reruns, drink cold Hamms out of the can and remember what it was like to drives '75 Torino. McCarthy? Who cares."

6/15/2015 07:38:00 PM

Kick back and enjoy the Land Of Sky Blue Waters, guy!

>grin<

6/16/2015 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it not still true that a sitting Police Superintendent cannot be removed by the Mayor that appointed him, without action by the Police Board?

6/16/2015 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Rahm is behind these newspaper articles, and that's his way of planting the seeds for McCarthy's departure, then I hope that McCarthy remains the Superintendent in spite of Rahmam',s efforts to remove him. That's like breaking up with a girlfriend via a text message. A spineless, balless, and pussy,s way of avoiding an uncomfortable situation. That is something I can easily envision Rahm doing. I like McCarthy. I think he,being an outsider, automatically had an up hill battle, and on the heels of Jody Weiss, that battle was lost before the first salvo was fired. McCarthy was never given a chance. He was picked apart the minute he arrived here,from his goatee, to his drunken benders, to streetlight stories, and womanizing. That sounds like a good number of bosses who were on the job when I first came on. The kind of bosses that knew what it was like to work and play in that grey area. As a result of their troublesome experiences they were better suited to bail their troops out of tough spots. Now days you have so many bosses in command positions who never really truly experienced life as a street police officer with all the highs and lows that accompany that position. Many current bosses have never had to answer a bad CR # let alone a nerve wracking lawsuit. So many of these bosses now running the show have the same number of arrests as the young officers on the district imapct teams. They were promoted to Sgt. while never really learning the fundementals of the job as patrolman. As Chicago Police, we want someone from within the ranks to be our Superintendent, but according to so many people on this blog the vast majority of people who could be considered for the job of Superintendent are incompetent, connected hacks. I for one don't want another incompetent hack as my boss. It's a tough job being Superintendent,especially in this shithole of a city with all it's ills. I've never heard a story of McCarthy hurting a police officer. I have heard of him helping quite a few. I will support McCarthy ,if for no other reason, because I believe Rahm is an evil man.

6/16/2015 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have 15 years on the job . Guess what hair gels , goatees , dreadlocks , ponytails , pierced nose , long gold sparkle fingernails , hooded sweatshirts , bears stocking caps are not allowed under current CPD rules & regulations . Tactical Officers are supposed to work a complete tour of duty , swipe in and out .
Go to a crime scene , awards ceremony , St.Jude March . No one enforces any rules , sergeants are your friend , inspectors only write up coppers in 16 , afraid of the busy districts . Wear what ever you want , no leadership on this department.

6/16/2015 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weren't they "helping" CPD out a few months ago? Must've solved the problem!
ATF To Join NYPD In Fighting New York City Gun Crimes
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/06/15/cbs2-exclusive-atf-gun-crime/



Useful to "ease in" the national police force obummer wants

6/16/2015 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never heard a story of McCarthy hurting a police officer. I have heard of him helping quite a few. I will support McCarthy ,if for no other reason, because I believe Rahm is an evil man.

6/16/2015 09:39:00 AM

Rahm handpicked McCarthy, but you support McCarthy because you don't like Rahm? Bizarre.

6/16/2015 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I am really shocked at McCarthy's shelf life. He is way past the recommended expiration date.

6/16/2015 12:17:00 AM

When he appointed McCarthy, Emanuel stated he was staying at least four years, to maintain consistency through Emanuel's tenure.

6/16/2015 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous JP said...
At some point a couple two tree years ago you stopped making Blackhawks posts on a regular basis for whatever reason... break that damn rule today SCC!!!! HAWKS WIN HAWKS WIN!

-JP 007

6/15/2015 11:50:00 PM

We don't talk about the Hawks here til it's over.

6/16/2015 03:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

0939hrs, I HAVE heard - and know the situation firsthand - of McCarthy going out of his way to hurt someone. You know what they say: absolute power corrupts absolutely.

6/16/2015 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I am really shocked at McCarthy's shelf life. He is way past the recommended expiration date.

6/16/2015 12:17:00 AM

He's like a fine wine that turned to vinegar from being in a bottle too long.

6/16/2015 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PAY THE PENSION FUND said...
Off Topic... But No Money For Our Pension Payments!

Amundsen H.S. to Get $2.6M in TIF Funds for Gym Rehab

WTF? If you can build an entire, decent home for $200,000 or $300,000, why is $2.6 MILLION needed to rehab only a gymnasium?

ARE YOU RETARDED, WHO IS THE ALDERMAN THERE? Pat O'C the mayor's floor leader. wake up.

6/16/2015 07:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I am really shocked at McCarthy's shelf life. He is way past the recommended expiration date.

6/16/2015 12:17:00 AM

He's positively pickled.

6/16/2015 08:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cmdr. K.N. the next superintendent

6/16/2015 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
When he goes I hope he takes with him the crown cap and the covering up tattoos!!! You hired us as we are and told us to be the police! We are! Sorry your bullshit compstat and stratiges don't work! We are not New York or New Jersey!!! We are Chicago, a turffer more educated breed. Tattoos or baseball caps! Take your cuffs off us let us run a bit and police!!! we will clean it up! Or you and the mayor can sit back and take pride in Chiraq!!!!! We have more violence here in the past weekend then Baghdad?

6/16/2015 01:23:00 AM

_________________

Have at it tough guy, do you need permission to do police work? No one is holding you back.

6/17/2015 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Chief Juan Rivera for superintendent!

6/16/2015 12:19:00 AM

Rivera, stay off the blog!!!!!!!

6/17/2015 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seriously no merit superintendent
bring back a former cpd , Kushner , Ramsey type of cop

6/18/2015 11:57:00 AM  

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