Saturday, October 31, 2015

Coordinating Violence

  • The Cook County Board has approved appointing a gun violence coordinator who will be expected to “live, eat, breathe and sleep gun violence,” reports WBBM [...].

    Commissioner Richard Boykin, who is behind the idea, said the yet-to-be named gun violence coordinator will certainly have his or her work cut out for them with roughly 2,500 shootings in the city this year so far.

    “This will be the first gun violence coordinator, to my knowledge, in the United States of America,” Boykin said.

    “The Cook County Board heard the people who said this is intolerable, we’ve got to change it,” said Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, chairman of the Criminal Justice Committee.

    Boykin said he hopes the person is in place before the end of the year.
Well, let us be among the first to say that coordinating gun violence is loooooong overdue. All these people (and folks) running around with guns, firing willy-nilly, wounding thousands who can't even begin to pay their bills must end.

First up should be "Target Identification" and "Checking Your Backstop." Those two courses alone would cut down on the "Unintended Victim" phenomenon almost overnight. Next, "Controlling Your Weapon." And finally, "Getting Away With It," which unfortunately, seems to be the course that all of the shooters in recent memory have no problem passing.

You know what might be some good alternatives instead of expanding government? How about some of these courses?
  • "The Present Father"
  • "Complete Families"
  • "I an NOT a Ho - A Lesson in Self Respect"
  • "The Pitfalls of Materialism"
  • "Passing 3rd Grade (and 4th, and 5th, etc)"
  • "Respect for Others"
  • "How to Earn a Living - Step One: Laborer"
  • "How to Earn a Living - Step Two: Assembly Lines"
  • "Conflict Resolution Without Guns"
So the only question now is who gets this new highly paid government spot that will waste more and more tax money - Ernie Brown or Jody Weis? Charlie Williams is the outside shot.You think we're joking?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say Downtown Ernie Brown. Gut feeling.

10/31/2015 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I vote Jody Weis. Didn't Ernie Brown become the county terrorism expert. Another waste of money hiring either one or the other one Charlie Williams. Although he is familiar with handling garbage.

10/31/2015 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They threw a million away with that gang intervention nonsense.
Can't wait to see what a failure this will be.
This city is like watching a tv show that has an ending that leaves you bewildered and pissed off every time.

10/31/2015 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate the term "gun violence". It focuses everything on just one aspect of overall violent behavior. There is plenty of violence to go around in our troubled communities. "The fight against gun violence" gives one the impression that once that fight is won, everything else will be better. Nonsense.

10/31/2015 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just hope the new gun violence coordinator will be able to hold it together mentally. I would think the job would soon result in shell shock, combat fatigue or post-traumatic stress disorder. So much concentrated violence is enough to drive even a politician mental, or even crazy after awhile. Maybe that is why no other large city in the world has such a position.

10/31/2015 02:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

birth control????????????????????????

10/31/2015 05:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My bet is Tio Hardiman!

10/31/2015 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keeping with CC politics, it's gotta be Ernie. Be fun to watch him select his office personnel.

10/31/2015 07:03:00 AM  
Blogger Frank Drebin said...

How about this course "Don't be an asshole and you won't be disrespected"

I can see Preckwinkle giving the pointless position to Tio Hardiman.

10/31/2015 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That has got to be why those fools are sniffing around!!! Can't get enough government funded over bloated jobs and pensions.

10/31/2015 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best person for the violence coordinator would be the legendary 1020/1070. He is the best at coordinating post shooting missions and contact card missions. He is hands down the best at taking command and control over any situation and, takes over the zone as he barks out his jibba jabber. Not so long ago at a fire scene, he commandeered all but 1 unit from 010 to control a fire scene. Now that takes skill and experience to have control over so many units at a fire scene.

10/31/2015 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"LINK card is not a credit card"
"Section 8 doesn't mean 8 families in one unit"
"spending $300 on your hair when you on Welfare is just STUPID"

10/31/2015 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't this the job of elected officials.

10/31/2015 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charlie Williams won't take the gun violence coordinator spot. It's way below his level of achievement, command, and experience. If anything Charlie will take his skills to Philly or, with the Clinton's return to the White House all but assured, he will take over the DEA or BATF. Charlie ain't taking over a job fit for a Suburban Lieutenant. Hell his ace Eddie Gilmore just now did a di di mao for the US Marshall job for the ND/IL.

10/31/2015 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With hardly any rural areas left in Cook County, do all the towns, villages, and the city still need Cook county government and services? Looks and sounds like two different government units doing the job of one.

10/31/2015 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear scc: you hit the nail on the head.

10/31/2015 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great quote in the Trib this AM.

“When the drug dealers had left, that’s when everything started getting worse on this block,” said Mariah Monae, 16, who didn’t want to give her last name. “But when they
was here they was protecting us. They ain’t let none of that shooting stuff happen.”

10/31/2015 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In case you missed it earning a living has been outsourced and offshore or delegated to illegal immigrants. This frees up Americans to do things such as what we are seeing.

Don't be stupid. Working and earning for a living is so 20th century bullshit.

The Social Security Administration has just released wage statistics for 2013, and the numbers are startling. Last year, 50 percent of all American workers made less than $28,031, and 39 percent of all American workers made less than $20,000. If you worked a full-time job at $10 an hour all year long with two weeks off, you would make $20,000. So the fact that 39 percent of all workers made less than that amount is rather telling. This is more evidence of the declining quality of the jobs in this country. In many homes in America today, both parents are working multiple jobs in a desperate attempt to make ends meet. Our paychecks are stagnant while the cost of living just continues to soar. And the jobs that are being added to the economy pay a lot less than the jobs lost in the last recession. In fact, it has been estimated that the jobs that have been created since the last recession pay an average of 23 percent less than the jobs that were lost. We are witnessing the slow-motion destruction of the middle class, and very few of our leaders seem to care.


-39 percent of American workers made less than $20,000 last year.

-52 percent of American workers made less than $30,000 last year.

-63 percent of American workers made less than $40,000 last year.

-72 percent of American workers made less than $50,000 last year


And as far as education to get a better job goes...

Back in 1999, a quarter of all 25-year-olds lived with their parents. By 2013 this number has doubled, and currently half of young adults live in their parents home.

Good luck with those tax, fine and fee increases Rahm.

People can't even afford to pay that hidden Obamacare tax increase this year!!!

Obamacare, a tax hidden under the guise of caring about the people. It's oh-so noble and altruistic isn't it. How can anyone not be for affordable healthcare.

Obamacare, a protectionist move to funnel money to insurance agencies and the big pharma's locking out competition and free markets that would otherwise be reducing costs.

One giant fucking screw job transfer of wealth.

Sophism is a method of teaching. In ancient Greece, sophists were a category of teachers who specialized in using the techniques of philosophy and rhetoric for the purpose of teaching arete — "excellence" or "virtue" — predominantly to young statesmen and nobility. The practice of charging money for education and providing wisdom only to those who could pay led to the condemnations made by Socrates, through Plato in his dialogues, as well as Xenophon's Memorabilia. Through works such as these, Sophists were portrayed as "specious" or "deceptive", hence the modern meaning of the term.

Learn the 25 rules of disinformation and wake the fuck up people

10/31/2015 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McImNotLeaving's new job.

10/31/2015 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JUST A CITIZEN SAYS: I've heard it all now. Nothing like NEVER addressing the real problems.

10/31/2015 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I see it now. Just more gun laws that do nothing but target the innocent law abiding gun owner. Somehow these liberals think that taking away firearms from the dentist, lawyer, school teacher in Skokie or Morton Grove will stop the drug dealing gangbanging prison mentality anti social morons on the west and south sides from shooting each other. The secret agenda here is and always has been doing away with private firearm ownership. Obama has proposed legislation that would make illegal 80% of firearms in private hands.

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

Come on SCC .....stop making sense.

10/31/2015 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like yet another useless layer of Bureaucracy to meddle in the business of Law Enforcement. Another sweetheart "spot" to appoint a multiple pension seeker for political clout.

10/31/2015 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tommy Sotomayor (You Tube) is 100% Right.

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

Big Government Big Gov'Mint Programs always seem to be the first choice because they work, mmmm-hmmmmmm.
Heck, with that big City tax increase expected over the next 4 years, the Crook County Bd gotta have its turn.
As for who gets the Top Spot of CCGVC will depend on who already doesn't have a CC Pension yet, or only has 2 govmint pensions.
No word on how an expensive Program like this can possibly be effective when the CC Board has a sitting president that says "too many brown folks are in jail". There will probably be spin off programs and of course more money will be demanded from the taxpayer.
If they need funding for this Program, how about taxing the Entitlements, garnishment of the Entitlements for the entitled perpetrators and of course, those who own homes under $250,000.
Now don't forget tomorrow's start of the release of thousands of freeloading drug dealing parolees crowding out Fed funded halfway houses
and not too soon, the reenlisment back into the trade. That isn't going to be free.

10/31/2015 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"“All they do is live, eat, breathe and sleep gun violence and make sure that they come up ideas,” Boykin said. "

read the post Boykin, all the ideas you need right there. You're gonna waste all that new tax revenue on another useless figurehead? Tools, every cook county commisioner is a tool, you can't vote the pricks out cause they run un_opposed half the time, the other times, not enough right thinking people show up to vote. Hopeless!

Leaving this shit hole as soon as i can with family in tow.

10/31/2015 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charlie Williams is a shoe in he's and inside outsider,covering both inside and outside,he's omnivorous!

10/31/2015 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another unnecessary Job like Homeland Security Director for Cook County.

10/31/2015 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We dont need Cook County Government,The Suburbs should leave it.

10/31/2015 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK Ms Prickwrinkle-first it was hike the sales tax that you once repealed. Then increase the county amusement tax. Even though the voters stated "we are not amused!" Of course the #blm nonsense of too many blacks incarcerated. Then the crap that your former Chief of Staff will be a great States Atty. Now we have a brand new county commissioner that starts the idea of a gun czar so he can get publicity.
If you want to stop gun violence - keep the thugs arrested by CPD in jail!! The 9 year old shot during the 4th of July whose daddy was the intended target is the perfect example. The father should have been locked up for .... a prior gun violation. Not shoplifting or a minor drug charge.
Please voters - don't listen to Prickwrinkle's bullshit and do NOT vote for Kimberly Foxx for a states Atty or we will see more #blm crap.
Remember to toss these commissioners out next time they run. Don't forget the rogue judges as well. VOTE.

The last example of coppers not voting was our Pension Board election. Only 23% of the active members could take the time to mail their ballot? We are great at posting our anger but lackluster at voting these fools out of office. #taxpayer $$$ matter!! VOTE THE BUMS OUT!

10/31/2015 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't need to be "coordinated." Needs to be stopped.

...but there's always room for another $150,000-per-year do-nothing, fussing with papers. Maybe they hire "activist" Tio Hardiman or some other criminal, things are tough over at CeaseFire with the budget cuts...

What's Preckwinkle's kid been doing since he beat up that homeless guy? He might need a spot, huh?

10/31/2015 12:35:00 PM  
Blogger Transmaster said...

In Wyoming we have strict gun control, how well you can aim.

10/31/2015 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Don't be stupid. Working and earning for a living is so 20th century bullshit."

10/31/2015 09:40:00 AM

Oh, I don't know. The people who work for law firms whose specialty is suing the city seem to be doing just fine off the backs of those remaining worker ants who pay the taxes...

Not to mention that everything you have, and see, and stand on, and wear, and eat, is the product of many centuries of what you call "bullshit."

Tell you what -- you put on coveralls and goggles and crawl through a manhole to get under a HOT, operating boiler at 3 AM so a block-long building full of people won't freeze on a Chicago winter night -- with me standing there tending the rope tied to your ankles (and there is a special way to rig this) so that I can haul you back out if you don't answer me -- and then we'll talk.

I was 15, and that was my father in there.

Great comment, as usual the 1% is in a safe position far to the rear, urging the "people" to revolt. The facts are good -- as far as they go -- but one must also consider the source.

...which ain't much, it would seem.

10/31/2015 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF. I thought this was a quote from an Onion article until I saw the post tags at the bottom and then checked the source. That article reads like bad satire.

10/31/2015 02:43:00 PM  
Blogger Rich Nowakowski said...

Cortez Trotter former OEMC Executive Director

10/31/2015 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Chalkie said...

Masters Masters Masters!!!

10/31/2015 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually it's not really "gun" violence. It's minority violence who use guns because they are too cowardly to kill each other using their bare hands.

10/31/2015 04:26:00 PM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

More wasted money.

10/31/2015 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought this was article from the Onion. WTF is going on for real. Another department which will have 10 assistant deputy directors each getting paid over 100k, taking jobs others can never get.

10/31/2015 06:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody talking Maurer?

10/31/2015 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Rahm-Commie wants to stick us in our shorts with a massive tax increase and they want to do something like this?

Hey Prickwinkle, we already have a violence coordinator. They're called the police.

And if you and the rest of the liberal douchbags weren't so busy de-balling the police, they might be able to do a better job.

Call the next case. Not a cop.

10/31/2015 08:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --

Now, here is "coordinated violence."

Police: Customer with concealed carry license kills robber at corner store

"A robbery was thwarted at a Southwest Side corner store Saturday night when a patron with a concealed carry license shot and killed an armed robber, authorities said.

"Citing preliminary information, police said a man walked into a store in the 2700 block of West 51st Street in the Gage Park neighborhood around 7 p.m., announced a robbery to an employee working behind the counter and displayed a handgun.

"Another employee came from the back of the store and the gunman pointed his weapon at her, police said. He then made her go to the back of the store, which also serves as a currency exchange.

"After that, a customer who was also inside the business pulled out a gun and opened fire at the robber, killing him, police said. The robber, believed to be in his 40s, later died.

"Police said the shooter has a valid concealed carry license and a valid firearm owner's identification card."

See? Takes a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun. Zippo-bang, there it is, all tied up with a nice ribbon.

10/31/2015 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Now don't forget tomorrow's start of the release of thousands of freeloading drug dealing parolees."

10/31/2015 10:42:00 AM

Out of the initial (there will be lots more!) release of about 6,000, 2,000 of them are going to be handed over to ICE for possible deportation. Straight BOP-to-ICE handover, none of this s__t where they get processed out of the state prison through a San Francisco police station that just lets them walk out the door to kill some nice lady walking out on the pier...

You "Sanctuary City" people have very real innocent blood on your hands.

10/31/2015 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I just hope the new gun violence coordinator will be able to hold it together mentally. I would think the job would soon result in shell shock, combat fatigue or post-traumatic stress disorder."

10/31/2015 02:12:00 AM

Please. "Hold my calls," swivel in your expensive swivel chair with the County logo imprinted on it, look at some porno, play some online poker. Once in a while pick up a piece of paper, put it down again. Not like the fool is going to be proned out in terror, covering his head with both hands while bullets chip the wall.

10/31/2015 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT -- More handwriting on the wall for this "Sanctuary City" nonsense --

Sheriff at center of sanctuary city debate, illegal immigrant allegedly killing San Francisco women faces reelection

October 31, 2015

"Only two incumbent San Francisco sheriffs have lost re-election in the last 60 years -- but Ross Mirkarimi is facing a tough battle Tuesday to avoid being the third.

"The San Francisco sheriff's office has been in the spotlight since a Mexican national in the country illegally was accused in the fatal shooting of a San Francisco woman this summer. The man had been released from Mirkarimi's jail even though federal immigration officials had requested that he be detained.

"Also, Mirkarimi has endured a series of personal and official embarrassments, including having his driver's license briefly suspended and flunking a marksmanship test that prevents him from carrying a service weapon.

"I'm in the redemption industry," said Mirkarimi, 54, who launched the Green Party in California before changing his voter registration to Democrat. "I believe in second chances."

"His opponent, retired sheriff's official Vicki Hennessy, 62, is running a low-key campaign -- her first -- hoping to capitalize on Mirkarimi's negative image.

"The department needs leadership," Hennessy said. "It needs its credibility restored."

"The latest campaign contribution disclosures show that she has raised $286,000 to his $109,000 and won the endorsements of the unions representing the county jail's sworn officers. Hennessy is also supported by the mayor."

...and "Welcoming City" Rahm I. Emanuel is squeaking about a "third term" as this backlash intensifies.


"Second chances." Did the murdered Kate Steinle get a "second chance?"

10/31/2015 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would suggest they hire John Lott for the job. The only truth about guns comes from the NRA, not a political hack.

10/31/2015 11:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is always the same old people just being recycled from one government jog to the other. It seems none of them can make it in private industry. When you have clout to get promoted again and again you gain experience, the necessary experience to get you into even more good jobs. It never ends. The circle jerk goes around and around.

11/01/2015 06:48:00 AM  
Blogger Brian Russell said...

Obama can pass all the firearm bans he wants... I will not surrender any of my weapons to anyone. as far as the obamacare penalty tax... he is welcome to come and try to collect it personally. soon I will only work for someone if they are willing to pay me cash under the table. I will refuse to donate any tax money to this corrupt country, county, state or local governments.

11/01/2015 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds like a job for Ron Huberman or the bean counter Goldman.

11/01/2015 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More titles:

"Win the Ghetto Lottery"

"How to do the It's Not My Baby Dance"

"The Ins and Outs of the Slip 'n Fall"

"Baby names: From Anisha to Zaquesha"

11/01/2015 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago has the "blue container" recycling, we also have the "no skills shuffle board" recycling program! Another "I need x number of jobs no show no work, just put it in the budget!" Kind of like tony soprano style! How is this different from the mob? Organized crime? difference they constantly do it! "It's better to make the laws they break the laws it makes it more fun!"

11/01/2015 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I want to see this highly paid appointed do nothing compile the Stats and Lawful FOID card holders and Lawful CCW holders as the "coordinate" this Shit Show

11/01/2015 11:56:00 AM  
Blogger Pj D said...

Reminds me of a Simpson's episode.

Mayor: I am announcing the formation of a blue ribbon committee!
*everyone gasps*

Moe: A committee!

Skinner: Did he say blue ribbon?

11/01/2015 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama can pass all the firearm bans he wants... I will not surrender any of my weapons to anyone. as far as the obamacare penalty tax... he is welcome to come and try to collect it personally. soon I will only work for someone if they are willing to pay me cash under the table. I will refuse to donate any tax money to this corrupt country, county, state or local governments.

they'll get the money one way or the other..All of it. Not worth the effort, they'll eventually fuck ya

11/01/2015 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More courses:

"Indoor Voice Vs. Outdoor Voice"

"How To Be Likeable: Courtesy 101"

"It's 2015! Birth Control Basics"

"Reading: Not Just For The 1%"

"Education Vs. Babysitting"

11/01/2015 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they pay a person to work on it full time, maybe they'll be able to figure out why those guns are so violent.

11/01/2015 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The winner will be James L. Whigham!

He's rested, ready and waiting.

You heard it here.

11/02/2015 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guns do not kill people, people kill people. A person convicted of a non violent drug offense just did not get caught for the rapes, murders and theft he committed to get money for drugs, so, this is a bit of revisionist history saying they are non violent drug offenders. It is also true that wages are too low but, it is because of racism and racism does exist on both sides and not just minorities use guns to kill people. This is a good idea and people will be eating crow when it works.

11/02/2015 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Downtown EB would be perfect for the job. He has exclusive access to every south and west side social club and can easily coordinate gun violence between all of his gangsta associates, pimps, hos, swingers, drug dealers, drug users, jail guards and inmates.

11/02/2015 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Denis Walsh from A/3 is the front runner & Ya heard it hear 1st. He's getting something for being a good boy when it counted.
Rahm & Garry both like him and he's pushing the 30 year mark.

11/02/2015 11:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"who will be expected to “live, eat, breathe and sleep gun violence"

Sounds positively badass. Who do you suppose will play him in the movie version? I suggest Danny Trejo as "The Coordinator".

11/04/2015 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another political job , big title , big salary for nothing .
Keep the criminals in jail , drug dealing is a violent crime .
No family values Work ethic . Respect of women .
18 year old arrested with a gun , on juvenile probation for possession of a gun .
Blame teachers , police , the blame is no family structure .

11/04/2015 08:31:00 PM  

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