Friday, October 02, 2015

More Lies from McCompStat

  • While overall crime is down since last year, Chicago saw a big increase in fatal shootings last month, which was the deadliest September in more than a decade.

    Compared to the first nine months of last year, murders were up 21 percent through the end of September. Shooting incidents were up 19 percent, and the number of shooting victims was up 14 percent. Overall crime – including robberies, burglaries, and thefts – was down 7 percent.

    The rise in murders so far this year is due in large part to an especially violent September. At the end of August, murders were down 7 percent compared to the first eight months of 2014.
Really? Let's just look at those numbers that Channel 2 swallowed without doing any fact checking - Here's a monthly running total of homicides from 2014 and 2015:
  • 01/2014 - 20     01/2015 - 29 (+9)
  • 02/2014 - 41     02/2015 - 49 (+8)
  • 03/2014 - 64     03/2015 - 81 (+17)
  • 04/2014 - 101   04/2015 - 115 (+14)
  • 05/2014 - 142   05/2015 - 162 (+20)
  • 06/2014 - 178   06/2015 - 210 (+32)
  • 07/2014 - 216   07/2015 - 262 (+46)
  • 08/2014 - 264   08/2015 - 312 (+48)
  • 09/2014 - 310   09/2015 - 372 (+62)
That August 2015 number sure doesn't look 7% smaller than the August 2014 number. Just more bullshit coming out of CompStat and the media just prints it without even running it through a calculator.

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79 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are murders and shootings not considered crime in Compstat? Seems a 21% increase in murders would far outweigh the decrease in robberies burglaries and thefts. That's not even including the shootings alone. Such a joke! And the media prints this garbage.

10/02/2015 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is sort of like Global Warming, if it came from a computer it has to be real.

10/02/2015 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wake up !
The job of main stream media is to push the lies of government .

10/02/2015 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe we can hit 500 and make everyone nuts. Maybe our fearless leader can take over the CPD, put it under federal control and declare Martial Law and then fail in making ANYTHING better.

10/02/2015 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Murder Mayor...

10/02/2015 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As an aside, is there anyone who does not know what a corrupt system is in place? Not that I have been perfect all my life, I get accused of something I did not do, the state's attorney goes to a grand jury, after FOUR times presenting evidence, I have a warrant for my arrest, and a $75,000 bond. Eighteen months later I become cognizant of it and turn myself in. Six months after that, and after dropping 5K for a lawyer, I walk away from it. Nothing from the State's attorney, but we thought it was you! I have no criminal record, because my license plate was ONE digit off for whom they were looking for. Criminal justice system sucks!

10/02/2015 03:01:00 AM  
Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...

McBadTicker's CompCrap math skills nicely compliment the percentage of CPS students who need 5 years to graduate high school.

10/02/2015 03:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These over educated city college morons and their bullshit statistics.

10/02/2015 06:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just made this startling revelation; Since there are more homicide victims now, would that not create a lot less degenerates on the streets who commit other crimes on humanity, thus causing the other reported crime numbers to drop. I say it's a wash. You can't have it all greedy city hall.

10/02/2015 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I was a det we had to respond to all gun cases--and I think ATF was supposed to be notified in some cases. It's been a few years so I can't really recall, but it seems this 'new' strategy isn't new at all.

10/02/2015 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yesterday several POs we're served CRs for the chase that happened in 11 and 15. The allegation is that only 2 cars are allowed to pursue unless authorized by a supervisor. A lot more CRs being handed out this week. Thank you McCarthy.

10/02/2015 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just imagine every unit of the RAHM regime doing this kind of math?

Graduation rates in CPS school? oops we don't know how to add up fricking diplomas sent out each year cmon!

Yet nobody is demoted or fired but you write up a police report wrong see what happens.

10/02/2015 07:31:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

The media doesn't care. They only want the coffee and donuts available prior to the press conference.

Wait! I think I got it. They serve Starbucks coffee to dull the minds of the media. Brilliant!

10/02/2015 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

even Mayberru (020) hasn't been spared from the homiecides this year

10/02/2015 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps a refresher course is needed for the ">" and "<" signs. I always screw those up, too. Anyone out there have a 3rd Grader than can give us quick online tutoring session?

10/02/2015 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mayor's office prints a press release and faxes it to all local media outlets. The media outlets add or delete some punctuation marks to make it "original" and then prints it as fact. Hence the reason why the mayor's office is really a propaganda office and the local media are just arms of that propaganda.

10/02/2015 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The media used to be called "the fourth estate" and now they are "the fourth branch of the government". They take the press releases, the presentations and what a politician says and then they report it as news. This is why independent blogs, forums, websites that question the status quo are important.

10/02/2015 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous W.H. Thompson said...

Hey SCC,

To go from a -7% deficit to a +21% increase in a single month would require an early 90s level of homicides of around 100 to do so. Or last September was homicide free in which case 60 should do the trick.

Illustrating Chicago Crime, Murder and Mayhem at heyjackass.com

10/02/2015 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The percentage of change is 20%.

10/02/2015 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Person in custody after shots fired by Chicago Police in Englewood - http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/1005633/person-custody-shots-fired-chicago-police-englewood

10/02/2015 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a minor increase in the major decrease!

10/02/2015 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can convince a citizen that he really wasn't burglarized and that it was actually a theft. But you can't convince him that the dead guy with a bullet in his head, on his front lawn, wasn't actually murdered.

10/02/2015 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over 6000 people shot and over 1600 people killed since Rahm took office according to Fox News, where is the outrage??

10/02/2015 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I guess if McCompost tells a lie long enough it will become the truth.

10/02/2015 09:36:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

>>>>> '...overall crime is down since last year . . . including robberies, burglaries, and thefts – was down 7 percent.' <<<<<<


Okaaaaay McLiar, I'll play along, lets say *Overall Crime Is Down* a 'whopping' 7%.

But ya know what McStupid, you can say I'm 'Old Fashioned' but I'd rather have a bicycle stolen, my garage broken into, or have the catalytic converter sawed off my car in the dead of night, than Accidentally Catch One Single BULLET from some morally dead gang-banging ASSHOLE!, in those shootings you're trying to shrug off as if they wee just paper cuts or irritating hangnails.

Annnnd McClueless, trust me when I say that there isn't a single living soul who wouldn't gladly put up a lot, a HELL OF A LOT, of those bullshit *crimes that are down* -- than be Murdered on the streets of Chicago -- you goddamn MORON!

If stupid was money, you'd be a billionaire.

10/02/2015 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In like just 3 yrs. we had approximately 7,000 people SHOT.....crime is down

10/02/2015 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha what could you EXPECT from this useless,non-credit worthy, lazy,useless, so called JOURNALIST. They are a joke have become and joke and will always see them as a joke................that is all

10/02/2015 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good point , no investigative reporting , they print whatever they are told by supervisors . Just like crime , womwn are being sexually assaulted , robberies are up in lakeview , group of young men responsible . no other description
it is racist of reporters to ASSUME all Offenders are Black unless otherwise reported

10/02/2015 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody Cares. Chicago is a Nationwide Laughing Stock.

10/02/2015 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The department is being run by BEAN counters.
They move numbers just to dazzle the media and the media accepts it.

Just the other day at a crime scene involving a shooting a reporter or producer was asking us questions about the incident. I could have sold this person a bridge with the amount of Bull that they accepted from a blue shirt on corner protecting a crime scene.

IF IT BLEEDS IT LEADS.....Straight from Northwestern Journalism school.
Go CATS

10/02/2015 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Related to the topic of McHatchetman and murders and what's being done about them.

Did we miss this story. Holy Cross Hospital will open convert its Emergency Room to a LEVEL 1 TRAUMA CENTER under a $40 million project.

Rahm and McHatchetman have slashed the CPD in all respects. This has caused the
manpower to plummet to save money while violence and murders skyrocket here is the only thing that might keep more murders from being added to the count.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-university-of-chicago-mount-sinai-south-side-trauma-center-20150910-story.html

10/02/2015 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) this from today's Tribune, looks like demoted security detail will get back pay and higher pensions! great job commander Thompson your a patrolman and you did this! Are you getting a big commanders pension after costing the city? Rahm your involved!Hillard and Thompson racism involved? Explosive! Now will hillard lose some of the millions in city contracts he is getting? Will Thompson be demoted and sued civility?

In his 17-page decision, U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber found "sufficient" evidence that Chicago police officials who assembled Emanuel's security team after he took office 2011 relied on a list compiled by a mayoral aide that included the names of six officers who volunteered in his campaign.

The judge also found merit to claims that Terry Hillard, who at the time was the interim police superintendent, and Brian Thompson, the head of the security unit, improperly assembled the new team based on race.

While Hillard and Thompson were the main decision-makers, the allegations surrounding one of Emanuel's first hires as mayor seemed to clash with the image he has tried to cultivate of taking politics out of city hiring.

Eleven white or Hispanic officers who served as security specialists to former Mayor Richard Daley brought the suit. None of the officers remained on Emanuel's security detail, despite their lengthy time on the job and consistently positive performance reviews, according to the lawsuit. However, four African-American officers with less seniority weren't demoted from the detail at the time.

The reassignments of the 11 officers resulted in pay cuts of $20,000 to $30,000 each, said Jonathan Ksiazek, the officers' attorney.

Ksiazek said he plans to argue that the officers who succeeded them were not qualified.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-security-detail-lawsuit-met-20151001-story.html

10/02/2015 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Over 6000 people shot and over 1600 people killed since Rahm took office according to Fox News, where is the outrage??

10/02/2015 09:17:00 AM
Well, I guess times have changed and there is more concern out there for black on black crime? Historically, shootings and murders are way down from what they were when I came on the job in the late 60's.I don't recall any outrage when the city had 900 plus homicides? I am a white guy and I believe that as long as the murders/shootings stay in the black and Hispanic areas no one really gives a shit. Even the black state legislators refused to go along with an increase in penalties for carrying a gun on the street if you are a gang member . White liberals actually believe ( more then one has actually said this to me)that there is no difference in crime between the black and white areas and the police are the ones who through their enforcement tactics just arrest more blacks. No one wants to talk about the crappy schools ( the teacher's union pays off the democrats), lack of public transportation to get out to the burbs where the jobs are, tougher laws to lock up the shooters, more drug clinics and residential treatment centers, more drug courts which work, and tax incentives to get people to build factories in the city. How about good job training and not those phony programs sponsored by the democrats which are nothing but payoffs for the political class ( remember 50 million from Gov Quinn, most of it unaccounted for). Lots to do but no one wants to do it. Just blame the police, fix them and all will be well. Just tell the police what they cannot do but never tell them what they can and should do to cut crime. The police are not the answer in the long run. If you are a drug user you are going to commit felonies to get money for drugs, you will get caught and with a record getting a good job will be next to impossible. It is a medical problem, not a police problem. Spend more money for treatment.

10/02/2015 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC,

If you can check out officer safety alert 2015-OSA-266. This juvenile has been arrested Twice on warrants for attempt murder for shooting at the Police. He was put on Electronic monitoring each time and each time cut the monitor off. Both times he was arrested on warrants. He was placed on EM a third time by juvy court and guess what? He cut off the monitor and he's in the wind again. Way to go Juvie Court.

10/02/2015 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are they still using CONstat...wasn't it proven to be fraudulent?

10/02/2015 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crazy chatter abounds regarding the FDS. Word is that he has submitted his resignation, last official day being 15 Oct 15. One must wonder if this means that DC Carter has finally lost his cloud cover and he can then be returned to a job more suited to his talents?

10/02/2015 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Yesterday several POs we're served CRs for the chase that happened in 11 and 15. The allegation is that only 2 cars are allowed to pursue unless authorized by a supervisor. A lot more CRs being handed out this week. Thank you McCarthy.

10/02/2015 07:14:00 AM

What the fuck? That sounds like some serious bullshit to me. So you mean to tell me the officers who don't do shit never get in trouble. While the officers who go out of their way to snatch a bad guy get in trouble. We are living in an upside down world. We need to change things so the workers get rewarded and the dogs get written up. In my district on 1st watch, the dogs drive around for a bit, eat at The Dog Stop. I kid you not, that is where they all eat at. Then they go to the hole and watch a movie.

10/02/2015 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is included in "overall crime?" Oh yeah, treason crimes are down... Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

10/02/2015 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crime is not Down....Burglaries are now Criminal Damage to Property....Strong Arm Robbery is now Theft.....A Dead person with their throat slashed is a Death Investigation,Signed CPD Detective...

10/02/2015 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

You don't have magic chalk.

10/02/2015 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago is a Sanctuary City as Long as its run by Democrats Crime will only get Worse ,The Cartels are about to blow up,Several dozen Cartel Members were Murdered in Little Village this year but they make the bodies disappear so no heat is brought on them,Thats good business.Orale

10/02/2015 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous spin me 'round for more v.r.i. $$$, baby said...

Aw come on now, feb and april showed a decrease in the increase. Time for another crime reduction award, this time with the fig leaf cluster.

10/02/2015 05:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yesterday several POs we're served CRs for the chase that happened in 11 and 15. The allegation is that only 2 cars are allowed to pursue unless authorized by a supervisor. A lot more CRs being handed out this week. Thank you McCarthy.

10/02/2015 07:14:00 AM

Well quit chasing people! What did you expect? Did you think that all of a sudden the department had your back and is looking out for your best interests? Did you ever try reading the general order on vehicle pursuits? It's scary how well written it is to absolve the department and leave the chasing officers twisting in the wind. Read it once, and if you have even one brain cell bouncing around in your skull, you'll never chase anyone again. Just goes to show how many brain dead officers we have on this job.

10/02/2015 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The facts are correct.
Crime is down.
Hillary is just as transparent and honest.
Alway trust a Democrat.
��
– Pinocchio

10/02/2015 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As an aside, is there anyone who does not know what a corrupt system is in place? Not that I have been perfect all my life, I get accused of something I did not do, the state's attorney goes to a grand jury, after FOUR times presenting evidence, I have a warrant for my arrest, and a $75,000 bond. Eighteen months later I become cognizant of it and turn myself in. Six months after that, and after dropping 5K for a lawyer, I walk away from it. Nothing from the State's attorney, but we thought it was you! I have no criminal record, because my license plate was ONE digit off for whom they were looking for. Criminal justice system sucks!

10/02/2015 03:01:00 AM

Same darned thing happened to a friend. What saved hime was a mole on the left ass cheek.

10/02/2015 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Keep working hard, look what McCarthy did to Commander Glenn Evans! 1 week before throwing him to the wolves he was taken to front of compstat group and praised gary said "This is the type of policing we want, crime going down, old school policing" think Evans was a clouted hard working boss, now we have Midlothian deputy chief getting 15 months in PRISON::


The former second in command at the Midlothian Police Department was sentenced to 15 months in prison Friday for repeatedly striking a man with a metal baton without legal justification outside a bar nearly four years ago.

Steven Zamiar, a 13-year veteran who rose to deputy police chief with the small south suburban department, nodded his head slightly as U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman handed down a sentence far below what prosecutors sought.

In her ruling, Coleman said Zamiar abused the trust placed in him by the community when he chased after and beat James Snyder as drunken crowds spilled out of a popular tavern on Thanksgiving morning 2011. Snyder, who had been pointed out as a participant in an earlier fight inside the bar, suffered welts and bruises across his back and head.

"You crossed the line from being a trusted authority figure to being an officer out of control," Coleman told Zamiar as his wife and other relatives sobbed in the courtroom gallery.

But the judge said prosecutors were overreaching by seeking up to 71/2 years in prison, noting that even the victim didn't feel like a lengthy prison term was warranted. The judge quoted Snyder as telling court officials in a pre-sentencing report, "He kicked my ass, but I don't think he should spend 10 years in jail and ruin his life. It's not like he shot me."

Before the sentence was handed down, Zamiar, dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit and shackled at the ankles, wept as he apologized to his family, the community and Snyder

"My name will now be associated as part of a problem with law enforcement, and I am truly sorry for that," said Zamiar, pausing to lift his glasses and wipe his eyes with a tissue.

In arguing for a stiff sentence, Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Otlewski said that as a commanding officer, Zamiar was supposed to be setting an example for others on the force. Instead, his actions spoke of the arrogance of a cop who believes he's above the law, Otlewski said.

"He put on that display of power," Otlewski said. "He showed them who the law is. What sort of example does that set?"

A jury deliberated just two hours in December before convicting Zamiar of violating Snyder's civil rights by excessive force.

Zamiar testified at trial that Snyder had turned around during the chase and took a swing at him. But Zamiar's former underling, Sgt. Edmund Olmos, backed up Snyder's version of events, telling the jury that he saw Zamiar strike the man as he was trying to run for cover.

Zamiar has faced other allegations of abuse, Otlewski said. In one case, Zamiar was accused of kicking an armed robbery suspect in the face while he was on the ground in handcuffs. In another, Zamiar allegedly punched a teen vandal in the face repeatedly, blackening both of his eyes, the prosecutor said.

Court records show Zamiar was also accused in a 2007 lawsuit of giving a suspect a concussion while trying to arrest him.

On Friday, Zamiar's attorney, Damon Cheronis, accused the government of using rumors and other unproven allegations to try to "jack up" Zamiar's sentence.

Think,think,Think you lose freedom, pension,house,family get sued lose everything is it worth it? When i came on the job many said look at the "dog ass" coppers they are "lazy!" Yep lazy as they retire nicely, no high blood pressure less stress why bust your hump? For what a stupid pin? Not worth your lively hood!

10/02/2015 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave It to Channel 2 to really come out with some more serious Major Bullshit , Rahms Bullshit Friends at Channel 2

10/02/2015 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big changes coming next Friday. I guarantee it!

10/02/2015 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT But does anyone in 16 Financial Crimes give a shit anymore? Or is Indent Theft and Fraud just not worth the time?

10/02/2015 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over 6000 people shot and over 1600 people killed since Rahm took office according to Fox News, where is the outrage??

10/02/2015 09:17:00 AM

To be honest, many of these needed shootin.

10/02/2015 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: For a good laugh look for today's (Friday) Chicago Week In Review on ch.11.

Libtards at their best.

10/02/2015 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a rounding error and some really fuzzy mathemagical computations

10/02/2015 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Low turnout for FTO test. Don't pass up a great opportunity to train and mold the next generation police officer.

10/02/2015 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The rise in murders so far this year is due in large part to an especially violent September."

First they blame Gun Violence. Then they blame something called Crime. And now they're blaming the month of September. Blame anything and everything but the people.

10/02/2015 09:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And then, of course, there are the bodies that ARE out there that have not yet been discovered.

10/02/2015 09:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read that pursuit GO. U'll find enough there to get everybody out of the CR.
Just take a breath and write. Get together as we ALL should be first and beat their complaint. U Coppers had teachers in HS that were harder to beat than the mush that's accussing U now.
Heads up to Our Coppers on the West Side......

10/03/2015 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
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10/02/2015 08:08:00 AM


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10/03/2015 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

District 5
Is it me or does Commander KJ look like BARNEY
Adoop de doop any away we go.
Half the district is trying to leave. Don't trust him

10/03/2015 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm and Mack are thanking the medical profession everyday for their work in keeping homicides down. Imagine if every shot gangbanger had to pay for his medical treatment BEFORE being treated, homicides would be way up...... actually wouldn't that lower medical costs?

Hey big bad journalists !! How about a story about how much money it costs treating gunshot victims in Chicago and how many of those "victims" actually pay their own costs or have insurance? How much money do these shootings and homicides cost the taxpayers? How much are the autopsies??

Now that would be a story. Instead of cutting back on police services, let's cut back on paramedics, firemen and medical personnel. We would save a ton of money -- maybe enough to bring the pensions closer to being fully funded.

10/03/2015 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anybody besides the Superintendants staff and the Mayors staff really believe any of the stats put out by the City ?
How about the other big lies, "more police are really being put on the street" (the same 319 as lat time,they will be out there for at least three weeks) and "no, the department isn't really over 2,000
Men short. " And I am sure that fact has "nothing" to do with our soaring homicide rate. Will they ever get control of crime in this city again ? Probably not, this city and this country has fallen victim to the sickness called political correctness and I don't see a politician on the horizon that has the stones to call a spade a spade and point the finger of blame at the spineless politicians ( can you say,too many persons of color in jail, Prepwincle) and the minorites that are committing all that crime.
No, what needs to be done is go kick ass and take back the streets from these scum.

10/03/2015 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you repeat the lie enough, People will start to believe it.

10/03/2015 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Traffic pursuits: when the chase is terminated, the chase is over. If you continue chasing, anything that happens will be the result of you not following department orders......

Imagine the plaintiff's attorney asking you, the defendant in a federal civil rights lawsuit, about how you violated your department's general orders regarding vehicle pursuits. and then listen to how they twist that to make you appear to be an out-of-control officer without any regard for the law, your department or the public at large..... they will do that because that is their job. You do your job. They will do theirs. If the department wants you to let bad guys go when they flee, then let them go--because that is what you get paid to do.

It's funny to think back to the "good ol' days" when Phat Phil took off the gloves and told SOS to do whatever it took to stop "gangs, guns and drugs." There were lots of car chases and foot pursuits, lots of wrestling matches with bad guys, and lots of people going to jail. There was no VRI so if you wanted to make money, you had to make late arrests and make lots of felony arrests to get that felony court date. "Contact cards" were not the business of working police officers. Today's young officers have no idea what it was like to actually look for felony arrests everyday even up until the end of the tour. Cook County Jail was processing something like 300 arrestees per day at one time. .... But there were lots of CR numbers and lots of lawsuits. Then there were new orders like the TRRs. Remember the old paper arrest? There used to be a small box that said, "Resisted Arrest" and then you checked the yes or no box. And that was it. Not anymore. Speaking of paper, I remember complaining about those paper formsets with the carbon copies and how prehistoric the police department was still using carbon copies. But two officers could process all the paperwork for an arrest in under two hours. Nowadays with AIRA and slow computers, three to six hours seems to be the norm to complete an arrest. We got new weapons in the fight against crime--tasers. How many people still use the mace?? I used to love the smell of pepper spray in the humid air of a ghetto summer evening. Then we got the SOS scandal, which was only a small handful of officers, but otherwise the rest of those guys worked their butts off fighting crime and catching bad guys and what was their reward? What happened in the end? SOS got disbanded with a few gone to jail, no supervisor ever got into real trouble but rising star Tobias retired as soon as he hit 50. Phil retired and is still getting phat on his phat pension. ........ So when someone says to go "get 'em tiger, we got your back," think twice about that. They might say the gloves are off, but they are shouting from the gallery, while it is you in the ring.

Remember what you are paid to do, and that you are paid to do it within a certain set of parameters. Work within those parameters.

Be safe brothers and sisters.

10/03/2015 03:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Low turnout for FTO test. Don't pass up a great opportunity to train and mold the next generation police officer.


I'd rather look up my butt with a mirror.

10/03/2015 06:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw the writing on the wall after my 4th year. That was over 16 years ago. And now the countdown is a short one. It amazes me how many people have no life on this job. They eat sleep and think this job. Then they find an ass to kiss and hopefully get promoted. And then they think they are very successful. Then when they are 50 or 55 and burned out, they can't leave because they cant do anything else or are afraid to try. I won't even admit I was on this department after I leave.

10/03/2015 06:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yesterday several POs we're served CRs for the chase that happened in 11 and 15. The allegation is that only 2 cars are allowed to pursue unless authorized by a supervisor. A lot more CRs being handed out this week. Thank you McCarthy.


The ol here's your honorable mention and by the way take 30 days with it. IM shocked the 2 hero cops that drove the baby that was shot the other night to the hospital didnt get written up.

Coppers will fight tooth and nail, back stab each other, sabotage each other, And go to great lengths just to get a start time or a certain car/beat.

But when it comes time to vote on a contract, or when we should be stomping the guts out of the FOP idiots, Coppers do nothing to stick together as a team. PATHETIC!

10/03/2015 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing from the State's attorney, but we thought it was you! I have no criminal record, because my license plate was ONE digit off for whom they were looking for. Criminal justice system sucks!

10/02/2015 03:01:00 AM

Save that story for your friends, neighbors and family. It is ridiculous, unless there is WAY more to it.

10/03/2015 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to close financial crimes it was nice thought.

Make these specialized detectives the new Gun STRIKE-FORCE! All those skill changing classification will change Chicago.

10/03/2015 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yesterday several POs we're served CRs for the chase that happened in 11 and 15. The allegation is that only 2 cars are allowed to pursue unless authorized by a supervisor. A lot more CRs being handed out this week. Thank you McCarthy.

BS. On its best day the city IAD IPRA doesn't work that fast. Relax and worry about yourself.

10/03/2015 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is anyone surprised when the state run media regurgitates whatever lies they're fed by their masters.

10/03/2015 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't care anymore. 005th district can go to hell.
Tired of all the nonsense from people sitting at desk jobs. Commander KJ is just as stupid as he looks. Poor leadership and very poor decisions making.
January can't get here fast enough.
If I stay in a fucking box or pull one event number for anything, they can kiss my ass.
Time for some changes.
I heard the Tact Lt left because he's tired of the BS.
More and more people will leave as well

10/03/2015 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...Now that would be a story. Instead of cutting back on police services, let's cut back on paramedics, firemen and medical personnel. We would save a ton of money -- maybe enough to bring the pensions closer to being fully funded.

10/03/2015 12:49:00 AM"

Say that when you are bleeding out or can't breathe.

BTW... did we ever get any A.E.D.s (Automatic External Defibrillator) in district stations.

10/03/2015 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/02/2015 05:19:00 PM

I don't know Zamiar but if I recall correctly there were other Midlo cops testifying against him. I'm not sure he's your poster child for cops locked up while just doin' the job. It sounded like he actually had it coming but then again we all know how the paper can be.

10/03/2015 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Overall Crime is Down?"

>Snicker!<

OK children...
Let a bitter, old, hate-filled,
openly rebellious, too quick
in resorting to heavy fists, steel-toed
boondocker boots and large caliber pistol-craft,
mean, unsmiling, out-of-control, wild-assed,
sole source of all the "problems" afflicting this city,
driven mad to the point of misanthropy, just trying
hang on to what he's earned in the face of so many who
deeply desire to see it taken from him out of some
misdirected, purposely hotted-up sense of resentment;
Chicago Blue Suit take a pause from his doomed cause
and clarify once and for all what "Overall Crime is Down"
actually means.

The REAL answer as to whether crime is down is a qualified yes,
but B U L L S H I T nonetheless...

The last several years has seen copious political, media and public relations
capital being conveyor-belted into the ovens along with you remaining tax paying
middle class churls, in an effort to redefine what a crime actually is...

Change and subvert the language.
Re-define what used to be commonly understood,
universally accepted by the layman; words and terms
in pursuit of political ends.

People KNOWING they're the victim of a crime being
Intentionally stymied by the institution they've been told
to report their victimization to in hope of perhaps having
the indignity of their victimization being assuaged somehow
and perhaps start the process in which the perpetrator(s) may
be laid hands upon and brought to justice.

Forcing good people to swallow their tears of outrage
in order to script a down-trending narrative.

When the apparatus for response has many institutional
stymies, side-tracks, shunts, pitfalls, doors-to-nowhere
and delays built into it to script the same down-trending narrative?

Weasel words.
Slippery syntax.
Prevarication as sound public policy.
Lies of omission.
Skewed narration.
Madly gyrating, ever changing,
cleverly parsed, clear as shit-mud
meanings and definitions.

Shit from the progressive play book being writ large on the walls...
Stinks like the very devil, doesn't it? And it's written too high so it's
beyond the reach of decent people to clean... By design...

The "cleansing device" is the ballot box and the Liberal Progressive/
Perpetual Grievant alliance have now hoisted said cleansing device
out of your reach to keep you from changing things.

They bank on you "nice," decent, hard-working, tax paying citizens to resist
your urge to become angered to the point of actually resorting to violence
to fight THEM back.

Now... Let's try this again.

"Overall Crime is Down."

Who are the keepers of the "answer key"
to what "Overall Crime" really means in this town?"

Who will benefit most from having the key?"

It isn't the Blue Suits who have to wade in the deep and caustic,
soul-staining, heart-hardening, bloody, corpse filled shit-mud flowing through
Chicago's streets.

It surely isn't the little person trying to time the ebb and flow of
the dreadful stuff so they can get in their door with their little bag
containing a handful of cans of 3rd rate tuna, a little squeezy-
bottle of mayo and a sprouted onion; before the tide sweeps
them away.

Viva Hate.
Protect Yourselves.
Police like you have no friends.

The mayor and the superintendent
are pandering cowards and liars
who in spite of their alleged smarts,
have no common sense answers
by which they can explain why this
city reclines in such riotous rot like
human skeletal remains in a
backyard catch basin...

Everybody in proximity smelled
the decay but didn't say/do shit
until it was too much, then they show up
to motherfuck The Police for taking the
lid off the damned thing and fishing the
gleefully grinning and rotting cadaver
out of the hole.

"Maddened Unto Misanthropy"
is a phrase we recently encountered.

Somehow... It resonates.

10/03/2015 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Perhaps a refresher course is needed for the ">" and "<" signs. I always screw those up, too. Anyone out there have a 3rd Grader than can give us quick online tutoring session?

10/02/2015 08:08:00 AM


Can't put them here, they don't print out so: 'left arrow BR right arrow' = linebreak


Left arrow B right arrow = Bold font


left arrow /B right arrow = Bold font off...
i is italic and a indicates a link..

Full page of info here Click here W3schools.com!


10/03/2015 12:30:00 AM

">" means 'greater than' and '<' means 'less than'

10/03/2015 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT but, are any of you guys aware that Judge Joseph Claps is violating officer's rights and the FLOP and the OLA is standing by and letting it happen. On a recent motion to suppress his confession, a defendant claimed that he only confessed because he was beaten. Claps then points out two detectives in the courtroom and asks the defendant if these are the officers who beat you. When he says no, the judge sends an order to the police department to produce photos of every officer involved in the arrest, presumably to conduct a photo array on the next court date. WTF, where is the FOP on this? Where is the ACLU? Policeman dont have any rights?

10/03/2015 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nowadays with AIRA and slow computers, three to six hours seems to be the norm to complete an arrest.
*****************
Obviously you haven't met Chuck, who can do an arrest in about 25 minutes, or so he claims...

10/03/2015 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then there were new orders like the TRRs. Remember the old paper arrest? There used to be a small box that said, "Resisted Arrest" and then you checked the yes or no box. And that was it. Not anymore.


Apparently you never checked that box. When checked the W/C had to do a package. The only out was if you charged them with city resisting.

10/04/2015 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT but, are any of you guys aware that Judge Joseph Claps is violating officer's rights and the FLOP and the OLA is standing by and letting it happen. On a recent motion to suppress his confession, a defendant claimed that he only confessed because he was beaten. Claps then points out two detectives in the courtroom and asks the defendant if these are the officers who beat you. When he says no, the judge sends an order to the police department to produce photos of every officer involved in the arrest, presumably to conduct a photo array on the next court date. WTF, where is the FOP on this? Where is the ACLU? Policeman dont have any rights?

10/03/2015 08:07:00 PM

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Claps is the most arrogant, unprofessional judge I've ever seen. I had a case in his room where he cross examined me, rather than allowing the defense do it. He tries to intimidate everyone in his courtroom, especially law enforcement. He is an absolute disgrace to the bench.

10/04/2015 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The department went to hell when college was mandated for a cop job. Ambitious supervisors with no confidence or leadership skills, just ambition. A college education does not qualify one for a big city cop job. There is the tv cop , the schooled cop and the street smart cop. Probably less then 10% of today's coppers are street smart. whole bunch of phoneies on this job and department would be better off if they went back to Macdonalds!

10/04/2015 10:03:00 PM  

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