Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Repeat Offender Out on Bail

  • The man charged with robbing and killing 25-year-old Kevin O'Malley in Lakeview this weekend was awaiting trial for threatening police with a machete when the incident occurred, according to court documents.Kristopher

    Pitts, 22, was charged with armed robbery and first-degree murder after he allegedly shot O'Malley about 2 a.m. Saturday in the 900 block of West Oakdale Avenue, police said.

    He was out on bond at the time.
And of course, the usual politicians are making hay over this:
  • "This senseless act of violence cannot be ignored. I am pushing for increased police resources to our community, including from area and citywide units, to ensure that our residents and visitors are safe walking on our streets at all hours of the day," said 44th ward Ald. Tom Tunney, in a community email.
Anyone know how Tunney has been voting on police-related funding issues?
  • Tunney's office did not immediately respond to a request for more information on his push for more officers. In April, however, Tunney told DNAinfo Chicago he did not believe the Chicago Police Department would increase the number of officers in the Town Hall district.

    Instead, he said he hoped to make sure the district was staffed at critical times, specifically nights and weekends.

    "What I've always believed is there are enough police officers, they're just not always there at the time of day you think you need them. But that's a management issue, and I don't walk in their shoes," Tunney said in April.
Riiiiight.

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53 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical chicago politician response. Wait until something happens and then do something about it. Maybe you should have asked for more police before this happened.

6/02/2015 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Democrat politicians are soft on crime. They feel for criminals.

6/02/2015 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was out on bond because Toni Preckwinkle has been screaming for years now about brown skin people sitting in Cook County Jail in quantities way out of proportion to their population in the county. She says there ought to be an equal number of white people in there also to balance out the population.

She just cannot believe that the jail's population reflects the amount of crime brown and black skinned people commit in Cook County.

I know, Toni Preckwinkle is wackadoodle batshit nuts. Cops know the truth. Toni thinks we pick on the poor people of colour.

And that is why Kevin O'Malley is dead. Killed by a worthless vermin piece of excrement.

I feel so sorry for the O'Malley family. As for the Pitts household, why didn't they drown the little bastard at birth?

6/02/2015 02:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somebody needs to ask Tunney how much of his TIFF money goes the The Center on Halsted and The Crib, you chumps are supporting these thugs and the Alderman could care less.

6/02/2015 02:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Illinois' latest effort toward criminal justice reform has been heralded as a return to the state's roots as a pioneer in the treatment of juvenile offenders." Quote from the Chicago tribune article. How well is that working out?

6/02/2015 05:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a management issue. The Mayor and the current Superintendent think their are enough police officers. There either aren't, or they are being wildly mismanaged. You cannot have it both ways.

6/02/2015 05:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If a police officer stops a driver that may be intoxicated and let's them go or lets another person drive them home and they get in a accident the police officer is held accountable. Maybe it's time to hold judges accountable for what happens when they put criminsls back on the street.

6/02/2015 06:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't sue a judge.... hahahahah

6/02/2015 06:07:00 AM  
Blogger rosco said...

There's no real punishment for crime, thus its looked at as no big deal for the offender.

6/02/2015 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this thugs was kept in prison this young man who would of added to society would be alive today, a parent would not be burying their child! This savage murdersd a man who tried to not let the beast take his phone! Tunney just shut up your like the other 49, you get paid huge paycheck and extras for a part time job to rubber stamp whatever rahms says! Tom Tunney you have the Ann sathers fortune thought you could at least speak out loudly get out of that corner!!

Tom why are all the police being concentrated in the non-taxpayer areas how much extra spent 100 million on overtime there, great use of tax money Tom, hope the residents there flood your office with calls and visits demanding action!

6/02/2015 07:08:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Tunney is a fool. He does make nice sweet rolls though. Or does he make nice buns sticky?

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

6/02/2015 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed 100% this happened at 2am! All the tactical teams are gone by then!!! Why is that 019 district has 4 tactical teams and a entertainment team that covers the bars but not one of these 4 teams is around at night? One of the 4 tactical teams should be a midnight team starting at 10 pm and working until 6am. On any given night you can see 100-150 thugs walking up and down Belmont area causing trouble , loitering , flashing gang signs, robbing people, flash mobs, prostitution. etc etc. These tactical teams have no accountability. Why do they get off at midnight on the weekends? When they should be there to fight crime at the busiest times! I agree with Tunney 100%

6/02/2015 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think everyone from Joe Citizen to the jaggoff politicians are beginning to see how under staffed the police department is. No need to worry Chicago , Rahm and the greatest copper ever (McJersey Shore) have it all figured out.... just as them. They will tell you that more police are not needed . They need to be deployed properly. Now go and tell that bullshit to the family of Kevin O'Malley.

6/02/2015 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Second chance to do better and Pitts succeeded. One of Prickwrinkle's finest examples.

6/02/2015 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i can't wait to see Tunney verbally duke it out with Alderman from Englewood and Roseland over resource allocation.

6/02/2015 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

019 district is a mess right now! That's what happens when you allow your special teams to all leave by midnight!! Its not hard to figure out man power is needed at night!

6/02/2015 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Push for more officers ???? And get them from where they haven't been hired yet

6/02/2015 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Condolences to the family of the victim, which includes a PO brother in law. There's little hope this will change how resources are allocated or introduction of stop and frisk that could have intercepted this mope, but I hope some rabble is raised for those responsible for allowing this POS out on the street to begin with.

6/02/2015 01:13:00 PM  
Blogger The Chicago Syndicate said...

Tunney is part of the problem, not part of the solution.

6/02/2015 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The man charged with robbing and killing 25-year-old Kevin O'Malley in Lakeview this weekend was awaiting trial for threatening police with a machete when the incident occurred..."

...and I'd like to see the rest of the sheet, from age 9 onwards...sounds like another "unarmed Gentle Giant" who was pursuing a career in astrophysics...

6/02/2015 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

25 years old smart kid refused to allow the thug animal to take his cell phone now murdered by a savage who a pathetic judge let him free! Hey toni and your cohort anita to many black n brown thugs in jail? Why not invite them to live with you if this thug was not out the parents wouldn't be burying their child! Crook county is all or a big part of what is wrong so corrupt another innocent murdered!

Dean your "hide and seek game is getting old" please resign, are you still locking the door that enters your sanctum like a scared school girl?

6/02/2015 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tunney is pro-police, unless the police are arresting gay people.

The tact teams the tact teams blah blah blah. Tact guys have the same power of arrest and handcuffs the beat guy does. Sure make tact 2200-0700, and then when no one volunteers for it it'll go by reverse seniority. So all of you beefers on Midnights with no time on will get it, and then be pissed when they expect activity from you when you want "to hit the hole at 0400hrs".

6/02/2015 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed 100% this happened at 2am! All the tactical teams are gone by then!!! Why is that 019 district has 4 tactical teams and a entertainment team that covers the bars but not one of these 4 teams is around at night? One of the 4 tactical teams should be a midnight team starting at 10 pm and working until 6am. On any given night you can see 100-150 thugs walking up and down Belmont area causing trouble , loitering , flashing gang signs, robbing people, flash mobs, prostitution. etc etc. These tactical teams have no accountability. Why do they get off at midnight on the weekends? When they should be there to fight crime at the busiest times! I agree with Tunney 100%


Ha, blame the tact teams again. What about the beat cars that are responsible for that area?. You mean to tell me that as they are patrolling their beat that they don't see all the nonsense going on?.

6/02/2015 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel bad for the Wrigley/Lakeview citizens. Tunney is a putz. The GLBT crowd is actually getting tired of him, and the only reason he won in Feb was the people that ran against him were bigger idiots.

This is what I would do if I were a PO that worked a Beat in the 44th Ward:

Not write Street Cleaning.
Not write Rush Hour
Walk a beat in the block that he has his new office on, check all meters, time all loading zones, make sure everything is 100% kosher.
Stop every bike rider that blows a stop sign or stop light. And issue the Mover.


When He Complains...and he whines like a little B1t@h when he complains....tell him if he wants proper service from the Police...that the police need to have the correct numbers for Every department. And tell him if he wants street cleaning enforced...to call the Finance Department and ask them to send in the Guy on a Bike. Get that guy out of WD50 and WD41 FFS!!

6/02/2015 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why I got my CCL.

Lakeview and Lincoln Park are not exactly what they used to be safety wise.

/regards to SCC

The Guy on a Bike.

Oh...as a courtesy heads up....I don't have an 'assigned' area this week. I could pop up anywhere. Was in 015 yesterday and 024 today.

6/02/2015 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

019 district is a mess right now! That's what happens when you allow your special teams to all leave by midnight!! Its not hard to figure out man power is needed at night!

6/02/2015 09:13:00 AM

Why are you so concern about what others do and don't do? You shouldn't air dirty laundry in a public forum. If you are that concerned then you should get a cr# on everyone. Other wise stfu and worry about yourself. Not others.

6/02/2015 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is all Prekwinkles fault. Now she wants to put in this Kimberly Foxx! Screw that. She'll be just like that militant asshole in Baltimore. She'll be indicting cops left and right.

6/02/2015 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This senseless act of violence cannot be ignored." Tom Tunney is ignoring it, because to ignore the motivation behind it effectively ignores the crime. To call it "senseless" intentionally shuts off our thought processes as to why it is happening and how it has to be ended. The crime is not "senseless" - it has a specific racial motivation - people of one race are preying on people of another race in large part because of perceived weakness, and in large part because of entitlement and manipulation. What will Tom Tunney say next - that it was a "robbery gone wrong"?

6/02/2015 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG SCC he was a "twin" also the parents could you imagine their grief? May he RIP, so sorry to hear of this, if this vermin was not let out by a liberal cook county judge for attacking a police officer sorry I'm extremely irritated now and don't want to say what I am thinking here! Prayers are being said by me right NOW I'm a veteran Chicago police Officer with children your sons age!

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?pid=174981662

Hope that phony judge that did this realizes the blood is on his hands, this innocent young man murdered killed due to the nonsense Toni Preckwinkle spews "To many black and brown in jail' toni really this savage did this, your a disgrace with what you say alsO!

6/02/2015 06:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed 100% this happened at 2am! All the tactical teams are gone by then!!! Why is that 019 district has 4 tactical teams and a entertainment team that covers the bars but not one of these 4 teams is around at night? One of the 4 tactical teams should be a midnight team starting at 10 pm and working until 6am. On any given night you can see 100-150 thugs walking up and down Belmont area causing trouble , loitering , flashing gang signs, robbing people, flash mobs, prostitution. etc etc. These tactical teams have no accountability. Why do they get off at midnight on the weekends? When they should be there to fight crime at the busiest times! I agree with Tunney 100%

6/02/2015 08:07:00 AM


Hey moron, tact works till 3am and the entertainment team is on even later.
If you think you can do better submit a to/from and come on board.
Otherwise STFU.

6/02/2015 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe when one of the 'clouted' elites fall victim to the perpetual violent criminal classes, there will be some movement away from the bullshit "Catch & Release" kumbaya form of criminal justice.

Perhaps it's just a 'pipe dream' of my "Hope and Change."

6/02/2015 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

019 district is a mess right now! That's what happens when you allow your special teams to all leave by midnight!! Its not hard to figure out man power is needed at night!



This is true. The tact guys cannot be seen after midnight in 019 they are long gone by then. Its a joke, That's why the old tactical Lt was dumped because he was too nice to the teams and buddy buddy with the sgt's and let them do what they want. It looks like the new Lt is following in his footsteps.

6/02/2015 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I know the family id like to thank those officers that got the piece of shit before he got away...the family is very appreciative of your efforts....signed a fellow police officer..

6/02/2015 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How I would love for the victim's family to sue the Court for releasing the jerk, and win big time.

In my dreams.

--No Cop Here

6/02/2015 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This is all Prekwinkles fault. Now she wants to put in this Kimberly Foxx! Screw that. She'll be just like that militant asshole in Baltimore. She'll be indicting cops left and right.

6/02/2015 05:32:00 PM


All you folks who complain bitterly about Anita Alvarez wil be wishing you had her back if Kimberly Foxx is elected Cook County States Attorney. Foxx is Preckwinkle's Chief of Staff and Toni is putting all her muscle into getting Foxx elected as a replacement to Alvarez. She will take square aim at the automatic transfer of juveniles charged with murder to adult court rule. Preckwinkle says that rule unfairly targets brown juveniles. Uh, not a word of why brown juveniles commit murders or armed robberies or sexual assaults. Maybe Preckwinkle thinks all the white murderers are getting some type of break.

If Foxx gets in, whoa Nellie, things will get a whole lot worse in Cook County for police officers. Look at Baltimore for an example of what might happen, no what WILL happen.

6/02/2015 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CAPS meeting this week should be interesting. It will be the first one I will attend. This murder took place 4 blocks from my house. I despised Tom Tunney love ng before this, but not enough people cared to do anything about voting him out.

6/02/2015 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK-who is the Moronic Judge who let this scum out on bond for attacking a PO? We need to vote him out when he's up for retention!
Me Preckwinkle & her "chosen candidate" need to be defeated next election as well. Why not get the family of victims who happen to be brown/black let the Crook Co. Politicians know what their policies cause?

6/02/2015 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With compstat the bosses are suppose to put manpower on the red dots. We know the time of day and locations of where these robberies are occurring. Yet it baffles me that the 019 District Tact Teams are not made to work these hours and locations. I heard the tact guys don't want to work those late hours because it cuts into their drinking time at the local bars telling their war stories to the females. Listen guys the only way we are going to stop the criminals coming up to 019 and robbing citizens every night is to adjust the tact teams hours and give them directed patrols where the robberies are occurring. If they don't want to work the hours there are plenty of shitty squad cars awaiting you. And to to the super tact guy bashing the beat officer, LET ME REMIND YOU IT WAS A BEAT OFFICER THAT CAUGHT THE OFFENDER IN THE HOMICIDE.

6/02/2015 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retired 023 guy says-

The new 019 is full of crybabies all worried that their soft assignment is not as soft as the next guy.
Go stop those thugs you see.
Or are you to scared and inexperienced to figure out what you can arrest them for?
What a bunch of pussycats.
Well, since you're whining about it here I guess we know.
I saw a thug in Boystown! Why isn't tact getting him? Where's the entertainment team?
Probably because the tact car is stuck babysitting the 10 sector in uptown and the entertainment team is babysitting Wrigleyville!

6/02/2015 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not know who the judge is that released him on bond, but this should be the one case where that judge should be highlighted by the FOP during election time and have that judge voted out. It's ttime to make a statement. Working class people in my community on the southside are emotionally charged over this murder, general feeling is that " it could be my son!"
Play this up FOP, the mutt Was out onbond for Agg. Battery to a p.o., and he kills the young man. Vote out the judge no matter who he/she is.
The Working class with kids are fed up and should be reminded of this come the judge's next election. FOP; Don't let it fade away and do nothing, grow some balls, stick up for the street copper and the poor working stiffs!

PS, come the next election, watch FOP support this judge!

6/02/2015 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

War Zone and no leadership is at home. Protest.

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

I think the Cop that caught him should receive a 25% increase effective right now. That O'Malley kid was tearing his ass up, one shoe gone and sweatshirt ripped at the time of arrest. Notice that tyvek jail shirt in the mugshot ?

6/02/2015 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What city wide unit. Oh the gang unit that locked up a drinker on the beach one sunny day, good luck

6/03/2015 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Hey moron, tact works till 3am and the entertainment team is on even later.
If you think you can do better submit a to/from and come on board.
Otherwise STFU.


lmfao, maybe one car stays until 3am and that car is probably in the tactical office watching movies. The rest of the team is long gone! There hasn't been an entire team there until 3am in years. Who are you trying to kid!

6/03/2015 04:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the "World According to Toni Preckwinkle". When will the press wake up and start calling her what she is: a not so thinly veiled racist who has an extreme social agenda to hobble the police and eliminate the concept of accountability for "black and brown" people as she so often likes to say. She has NO BUSINESS injecting herself into criminal justice issues because she has NO EXPERIENCE in that area of expertise. What she has is a dangerous agenda that will destroy public safety and the rule of law. And her Chief of Staff, Foxx, has little more experience than her boss. Make no mistake about it, Preckwinkle doesn't want Foxx to be State's Attorney. Preckwinkle wants Preckwinkle to be State's Attormey but she doesn't have a law degree. She will be calling ALL the shots in the State's Attormey's Office if her hand picked pawn were to win. Now that's a scary thought! I hope the people of Cook County wake up and see Preckwinkle for what she really is: dangerous.

6/03/2015 05:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dunno guys. When I hear all this talk about what's going on in 019 and how the Tac Teams are leaving early it reminds me of my days on Tac with an exception. We would have been all over these robberies. We would have studied them and adjusted our hours OURSELVES, we would not have waited for the Commander to tell us too. We would be up there in covert cars, walking around, hanging out in gangways just watching and waiting. And I can guarantee you we would have caught them.

6/03/2015 06:44:00 AM  
Blogger ChippewaFan said...

The citizens of Chicago need to start calling out the judges that are soft on crime. How about publicly embarrassing them?
How about an informational picket in front of their homes?

6/03/2015 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

06:01am. Amen, brother. 06:07am. Can't sue a judge but we can not vote for him/her again!

6/03/2015 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
How I would love for the victim's family to sue the Court for releasing the jerk, and win big time.

In my dreams.

--No Cop Here

6/02/2015 09:24:00 PM
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You can't sue the courts or the lawyers, they are protected. That's why the POLICE are always sued when someone is cleared after being in jail for X amount of years and then exonerated. Doesn't matter if a judge or jury found said person guilty, they cannot be touched. Just the police, real fair right? lol

6/03/2015 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

06:44am. Yup back in oid 010 (Damen Ave) we adjusted our hours to catch a guy who was flashing women in the early morning. And yes we caught him with his "pants down". Lol!

6/03/2015 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This is why I got my CCL.

Lakeview and Lincoln Park are not exactly what they used to be safety wise.

/regards to SCC

The Guy on a Bike.

Oh...as a courtesy heads up....I don't have an 'assigned' area this week. I could pop up anywhere. Was in 015 yesterday and 024 today.

6/02/2015 03:28:00 PM

How is this a "courtesy"? yeah, maybe you were in 24, but probably tip-toed thru 15 and then peddled away like a wuss. You are so in awe of yourself and your "power" haha it's too funny. Bet your "pop up" areas are always North. What a Douche.

6/03/2015 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone check GPS , swipe card of every tactical , foot unit , beat car , rapid response car , citywide unit at the time of murder
Cars have to remain on the street at least one hour after bars close .
Where is the news investigative reporters on this crime .
Why are police officers not swiping in and out , why isn't the GPS monitored by the overpaid xo/political appointed captain
Where are the inspectors , no accountability by cpd supervisors , that is the problem

6/03/2015 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tac teams staying to 3 am .. HAHAHHAHAHAHA All seriousness aside. Yea right....

6/03/2015 09:12:00 PM  

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