Thursday, October 22, 2015

Guess Who's Free?

Things that make you go, "Hmmmmmm:"
  • PHILADELPHIA — Charles Ramsey was 15 when he had his first encounter with the kind of violence he has worked nearly five decades to end.

    A friend was stabbed to death by a gang member down the block from the Chicago home where Ramsey and his family lived. The friend was on his way home from playing pool and table tennis at Ramsey's house.

    Five years later, on the same South Side corner, a police officer was gunned down in his patrol car.
And his policing strategies seem to work at least as well as CompStat:
  • Violent crimes have dropped every year since hitting a 50-year high of 22,883 in 2006, two years before Ramsey arrived. Last year, the department reported 15,771 violent crimes — a 69 percent drop. In 2006, there were 406 homicides. Under Ramsey, the city's homicide rate has averaged 299 killings per year, with 248 in 2014.
Nah, it makes too much sense. No chance.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is he altering the stats?

10/22/2015 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

22,883 to 15,771...isn't that a 31% drop?

10/22/2015 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You must have been distracted, scc. At least three of us have posted here about his retirement this past week.

It couldn't be that Rahm already reached out to him and promised him a job 'soon', could it?

10/22/2015 02:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see a super going out on a high note. Successful papal visit, and crime is reported to be down.

It is a good time to leave, because next year the Democrats need to do something to convince the urban voters to get out and vote for the unindicted Hillary Clinton. They don't have much enthusiasm to vote for the old white hag. One way to get the vote out is to stir up the neighborhoods with cheap charges of police racism.

10/22/2015 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buh Bye Garry,ya Knucklheaded Jagoff.

10/22/2015 02:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he reads this blog, he will never come back here.
And that would be a smart move.

10/22/2015 03:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because the Ram was always a coppers =cop. He took care of the brothers but always did well for all under him. True gentleman and friend to many here still. He should of lead cpd years ago but the midget was afraid of him taking his job as mayor so he named the fool of all Terry.
I would think the Ram has about had it !!! Philly copper' are cry babies beefing on him, all bull shit east coast haters..

10/22/2015 04:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retire and collect your 14 pensions Charlie......nice career.

10/22/2015 05:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stay retired Ramsey and hope you dont have a grabber too soon after retirement.

10/22/2015 05:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The man is 70 years old. Let him retire already.

10/22/2015 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See yeah garry don't let the door hit you in the arse on the way out

10/22/2015 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask guys in D.C. How they liked Ramsey. Every squad car has two blue lights on their mars bars that are on every time the key is in the ignition. You can see them coming from two miles away. One of the stupidest ideas I've seen since the department tried out those illuminated beat tags here.

10/22/2015 07:39:00 AM  
Blogger fillmoreranger said...

22883 to 15771 is a 69% drop? Only by using compstat math can you get that

10/22/2015 08:12:00 AM  
Blogger Sunny but not too bright said...

The reduction is really only 31% there was reduction of 7112 VC of 22889 VC committed in 2006 still a
nice drop

10/22/2015 08:18:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Ramsey was Da Man.

10/22/2015 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

During my tenure and contact within CPD, having met and worked with Ramsey, I found him to be a decent guy personally and a good boss.
I tried, but could not find the 'entire' eulogy that Ramsey gave at the funeral of slain Philly Officer, Robert Wilson.
If someone can post a link to it in its entirety, it's well worth the time and effort to view.
THAT I believe tells you something about Ramsey.
Put that in the playbook, when considering overall, an opinion of Ramsey.
God Bless and watch over all our fellow first responders.

10/22/2015 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, 406 murders in Philadelphia is a higher rate than Chicago had per capita.

Enjoy your retirement Mr. Ramsey. You were too good for this place.

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

Just some more media Bull Shit. Did these people ever take math in school?
That doesn't even equal a 50% drop in crime. If the number was at 22,883 a
50% drop would put it at 11,442. And a 69% reduction would put it somewhere
closer to 7,000.

But just keep telling the lies that you do media.

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

Talked to him. Charlie is officially done and retiring. Congrats chuck, now go rest

10/22/2015 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the early 70's I was working in Area 4 Task Force. At the time the Department decided to integrate the Task Force. Chuck was a 10th Dist Tactical Officer who was involuntary transferred to Area 4. The department way of integrating the TF was to partner White and Black Officers. It didn't matter if you had a partner, you were stuck working with each other. My chosen partner was Ramsey. The first night was awkward. At one point we both said we did not want to be working with each other but was stuck with each other so let's make the best of it. The first night we felt each other out. The second night we made a street stop and won't you know the offender started acting up. This offender pushed CR and he fell. He started to kick CR but I grabbed him and knocked him on his ass. I handcuffedf him, by this time CR got up and we seached him and found several bags of heroin on him. we locked him up. After the arrest he thank me for stopping the offender from kicking him. From that moment on not only did we become partners we became friends. As CR rose in the Department he never forget me. CR was a good street cop. I saw it first hand. He was a good boss, I also saw that first hand, because he I worked for him at several units along the way. It does not surprised me that he has been successful as the head of several departments. It is a shame that the mayor pick Terry Hillard over him Don't get me wrong, I liked Hillard, but I thought Chuck would have been a better choice. It's to bad that the current mayor did not pick CR when he was elected. But knowing CR he didn't want to put up with Rahms bull shit. Again, our very big loss is Philadelphia's gain

10/22/2015 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never happen. He's either 63 or soon to be.

10/22/2015 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've always known Chuck Ramsey to be a class act, and a great boss to work for.

10/22/2015 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ramsey was my Sgt years ago in the old Town Hall station. A gentleman & a good cop. He would have been a good Supt. but ShortShanks was terrified of an articulate black who could have easily taken him on in a future mayoral race. Back then the police mantra was all about community policing & Ramsey was in the high profile CAPS Deputy position. He went on to lead Washington Metro PD & Philadelphia PD and had a solid record despite being an outside/dept. Chief. If he had stayed on in Chgo he might not have had such an illustrious career. Then again - who knows if he could have gone on to be Mayor??
Have a well deserved retirement, Chuck.

10/22/2015 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

by all accounts, CR was/is a good man....and, for that matter, good at "walking the dog"....well, a story well told

10/22/2015 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked a detail years ago, Ramsey was the boss we took extra time on personnel at restaurant, who walks in but Ramsey we were like "we are screwed" he said "gentlemen how was the food" we said "good" he said "your a little long here, let me take that check while you guys go back to work be safe!" never got any spar or nonsense like is done today but weak bosses!

10/22/2015 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are all wrong. CR wont be coming to Chicago to be the Supt, as that job is going to the legendary 1020. He will retire as a sgt and then be appointed as a civilian Commissioner. Then he will whip us all into line with comstat and increase the contact numbers to please the media..

Col Hanibal Smith

10/22/2015 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would you want to work for Rahm if you didn't have too?

10/22/2015 02:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a lot of underreporting going on in Philly. That city is a shithole.

10/22/2015 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember to start cuffing in the front like New York does now. We need to follow their superior ideas.

10/22/2015 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Knew Ramsey in passing. He was my ex partner's uncle. Always came across as decent & approachable.
I'm giggling, reading all these glowing remarks about him. Not that they're not deserved. It's just that I know the secnd he was named Supe, all of these remarks would change.

10/22/2015 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great guy God Bless him

10/22/2015 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A They my call him but he will not come back to CPD he wanted to cut the top brass .

10/22/2015 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The word at the time was that Daley was afraid that CR would become too popular and might run for mayor. The safest choice was Uncle Terry, one who could be depended on to tow the city hall line.

10/22/2015 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody in their right mind wants to come to Chicago and
work for Rahm al-Ghoul...

Watch for the next several generations of CPD superintendents
to be nothing but Compstat cast-offs and lower tier chiefs
from Dogpatch USA...

10/22/2015 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously? Ramsey is like 70 years old. Nice guy, but seriously, just walk away from this job and enjoy the last few years you have left on this earth.

10/22/2015 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now this is a veteran guy talking. "Mars bar". Haven't heard that term in years!!!! Made me laugh. Thank you sir.

Ask guys in D.C. How they liked Ramsey. Every squad car has two blue lights on their mars bars that are on every time the key is in the ignition. You can see them coming from two miles away. One of the stupidest ideas I've seen since the department tried out those illuminated beat tags here.

10/22/2015 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stay retired...don't need more bullshit. He sat next to obummer and didn't flinch a muscle during one of those hate whitey speeches. He's a passive supporter of racism and we don't want or need any more white guilt being force fed to us. What we need is an honest person who squarely puts the blame where it belongs, holds people accountable for their actions and strictly enforces the law and supports law enforcement.

10/22/2015 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

==It is a shame that the mayor pick Terry Hillard over him Don't get me wrong, I liked Hillard, but I thought Chuck would have been a better choice.==


Ramsey was well spoken. Daley saw him a threat to run for mayor. Once he started speaking on TV his career was over. Daley did his best to make sure he never got on TV. Hence he left for D.C.

10/22/2015 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would Ramsey want this gig? He can retire comfortably and not put up with chicago politics.
He could have been mayor of chicago back in the day but a little short guy from da south side paid him to not run against him.

10/23/2015 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Never happen. He's either 63 or soon to be.

10/22/2015 11:10:00 AM

He's 65 this year. You do know the mandatory retirement age for sworn police officers does not apply to civilian superintendents, right?

10/23/2015 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CR could come back as a civilian boss. Methinks McCarthy has run out of time here. Rham would probably want a Black boss to replace Garry. We shall see.

10/23/2015 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous 1127X said...

Terry Hillard was self-hating a hack. Who went out of his way to screw Black officers, in order to prove he didn't see race.
Whomever used the term "Uncle Terry" couldn't have been more on point.
He couldn't have held Ramsey's jock.
And all you military goofs, spare me the "He was a Marine" shit. One has zero to do with the other.

10/23/2015 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ssc im a cpd po with over 20yrs n iraq vet and definitely no clout i live in the 41th ward, many years ago when i was in the west side and working 10/99 i stopped a sh-tbird with no dl no ins, ready to tvb his ass and impound his ride well he starts acting up and starts resisting well low and behold CR and driver see me CR jumped out of his car and assisted me in handcuffing this fool and CR stood on the scene untill other units arrived, CR struck me as a respectable working police officer who wasnt arrogant and never thought he was better than anybody else unlike another ethnic nationally from the 11th n 19th wards who thought their sh-t didnt stink. i thanked, him and he seemed a humble , a year later i was attending a officer's retirement party and low and behold CR was there too, knew the officer from years back , he came up to me and said hello and we talked for a couple minutes.i always said despite the political CR was a decent human being.

10/23/2015 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ 10/23/2015 06:57:00 AM

You're dead on target about Hillard...
He tried his damndest to pull the ladder up behind him.

He considered ANY sharp black Sergeants and Lieutenants
to be a threat. So did City Hall.

Think about it...
Competent, sharp and "unaffiliated" blacks (and of course, others
as well) queued up to fill District Commander, Deputy Chief and Chief
spots on this job?


The aldercritters, Rev'runs and "Communerty Activator-ists"
would have a collective, spontaneous grabber, stroke and shit hemorrhage
at the notion of somebody they can't control sitting in the Commander's office.

Hillard also put heavy bricks on those who wouldn't kiss his ass.


When decent bosses like Harvey Radney, John Richardson and others
were named as finalists in the Superintendent Demolition Derby?

They got the fuck out of dodge and you really couldn't blame them.

It was bad enough under Shortshanks...

No kind of real man would come here and work for a smarmy, snakey, smirking, sweaty palmed,
disrespectful Northshore shit-ass like Rahm?

10/23/2015 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Ram could of led an army in war. Surprised he never ran for office, he could of been a great Mayor and go to the top. One of the finest men ever to wear our star, heart made of gold.

10/24/2015 06:07:00 PM  

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