Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Once Again, Missing Reality

  • A group of black aldermen on Monday called for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to fire police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, saying the city's top cop hasn't done enough to deal with crime in their wards or bring more diversity to the upper ranks of the department.

    A City Hall news conference included most of the 18 members of the City Council Black Caucus, including some aldermen who have been staunch supporters of Emanuel's agenda. Ald. Roderick Sawyer, 6th, chairman of the caucus, said the group decided after years of frustration to push for McCarthy's ouster on the day before he and Police Department brass are scheduled to come to the council for their annual budget hearing.
This should make for a very entertaining budget meeting later today, especially seeing the movement that took place yesterday.
  • "As aldermen of these communities, we are on the front lines of the work to keep our streets safe and secure. We have been troubled by the superintendent's lack of responsiveness to our concerns and requests as we face this crisis," Sawyer said. "In addition, we have been deeply concerned about the superintendent's failure to place African-Americans in a position of leadership throughout the department, as well as the reduction in new African-American police recruits despite our repeated efforts and inquiries."
We can't tell you the number of times we've seen aldercreatures out there, performing traffic stops, arresting dope dealers, chasing armed robbers over fences, shooting it out with armed assailants.

What we can tell you is how many times we've seen aldercreatures out there marching with gang bangers, supporting the law breaking over the law enforcers, picking up tranny hookers, and calling for more and more restrictions on police efforts to curb crime and disorder - it numbers in the hundreds.

And let's be frank here - there are plenty of black bosses around. Hell, if you're a black lieutenant with a degree, you're going places, guaranteed. The trouble is, if you're a black recruit with a degree, why are you wasting it here when some Fortune 500 company is offering you better hours, better benefits and better pay?

We haven't noticed the Supernintendo running around the west and south sides lighting up any of the nearly 400 murder victims this year - that seems to be the citizens that these aldercreatures represent. And holding McCarthy responsible for the languid hiring pace is asinine when it's Rahm holding the purse strings. And of the $100 million spent on police overtime these past two or three years, let's just say it isn't being spent in our ward - we're lucky if we see our beat car once a month and if we need police service, we're lucky to see them within a two-hour window.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

They got what they want and see, they didn't really want it. Fuck you, you made the bed, now go get shot in it.

10/06/2015 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And wysinger calls it quits ,,,,

10/06/2015 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to Socialism when they run out of other people's money.

When the money runs out, they start blaming each other and soon will be fighting over the scraps.

10/06/2015 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again, why is this a race issue? I do agree that his strategy has failed. Bullshit contact cards is not a good strategy. He wants contact cards because he thinks his compstat can out wit crime. Bottom line the police have to be the police again. Forget Gary Rahm and the aldermen. We have to go out and battle on these streets because these children need us.

10/06/2015 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Degrees are passed out like candy at paper mill university. Hell i "GOTZ" one myself.

Private sector is not what is was in the 1980's. The City has jobs paying 40-60k and those are labor.

Once you have been with the City awhile we kinda lose that feeling of we can be fired whenever. Just look at all those guys maxed out on the pay scale they stick around and soak up extra hour at special employment. Do i care no, it is just how it is.

10/06/2015 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Paddy Bauler said...

More amateur political posturing by the clueless.
Here's how this is going to play out. Several of these fools are going to get pulled aside and offered tidy little sums for their pet projects or a no-bid contract for their relatives in return for them dropping the issue. The ones that don't play ball will find themselves getting shortchanged on city service requests. If they continue being obstinate, Rahm's support for them will dwindle when they run for re-election.

10/06/2015 12:34:00 AM  
Blogger The Wolf said...

Where are the Alderman crying about the areas of the city that are clearly the TAX Base yet suffer a shortage of Police protection to ramp up the non revenue end of the city depleting resources with most not putting a penny into the coffer.

My kids don't get escorted to school. My kid doesn't get a bump on the Fireman test. My cost for gas and electric and cable far out weigh the costs for certain demographics/locations in the city. How the fuck do the least contributing section of society have the balls to DEMAND ANYTHING! How bout saying "NO". I know they may not be used to hearing that but it needs to be said once in awhile or you just end up with spoiled brats on your tit for the rest of time.

10/06/2015 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous The Chicago Way said...

A Black Caucus! How about a Caucasian Caucus?

Never mind. While Caucasians are now a minority in Chiraq, a Caucasian Caucus would be RACIST.

10/06/2015 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to it, SCC. You've stated so well what's happening. Those goofy Alderman need to be called out. They need to be dared to blame the criminals. Rather their heads are in the sand. Being soft on crime is shit. They are doing their good residents, and the rest of the city, a grave dis-service. What they should say is they have joined forces with CPD to rid this city of violence, dead-beats and gangs. What they should say is that CPD must impose the curfew, pull in anyone in 'colors', pick up 'load-rider pant-wearers' for indecency, send habitual delinquents into the military, send the Wagon to take group loiterers off the street, make the adult guardian in the family responsible for Junior's bad behavior and lots more. What they should say is they want their constituents to break the code of silence. If Rahm caves on this and sends McCarthy packing...they will own the city instead of owning their stupidity.

10/06/2015 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hell, if you're a black lieutenant with a degree, you're going places, guaranteed. " And what place would that be? In Patrol where I still work?? And no I don't abuse the medical, don't have a brick on me nor do I have any disciplinary history. Perhaps you can help me get to these places since you know so much. Nope not a merit promotion either...............................

10/06/2015 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what do the white caucus got to say bout dat ?

10/06/2015 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haven't done enough in the hood... wtf ??? Of course the minute you flood the area and lock everyone up... you're just harassing us. You can never win with the shit-heads.

10/06/2015 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, aren't these the same democratic alderman who helped carry the water for bossman Rahm, in his lead up to increase the property tax of the people of Chicago.

10/06/2015 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Race doesn't matter - QUALIFICATIONS DO! If you're looking for LEADERS (and I'm not talking about merit promoted hacks), you look at actual QUALIFICATIONS. Not the color of their skin.

We get into lots of trouble promoting morons - regardless of color. If there's not enough of some color, tough shit. Look at the resumes of those who were hired v. those who applied and weren't.

If your pal didn't get in, tell it to get some classes and training. Then reapply.

In the meantime, STFU about this 'everytin be raycis and sheet...' nonsense

10/06/2015 02:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Garry is done. If you don't think this has the rubber stamp of Rahm, you are as sharp as a marble. All done as a face saving way for the mayor to rid himself of the Sup while getting the aldermen to confirm his budget. "Never let a crisis go to waste."

10/06/2015 02:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't agree at all SCC. You don't have hardly any competent black bosses and the two that have any potential are both black balled and ostracized. As a Captain, who do you have? All of the Commanders are a joke. The Supt just promoted the worst Commander then Deputy Chief to a Chief. Does anyone remember compstat? Carothers fiasco with Eddie Welch? WTF! A complete idiot is now a Chief. But that is by design. Promote the incompetent so they will never be a threat. DC Calloway may not be anyone's first choice, but his experience and competency is far greater than Welch. I am still scratching my head. This Supt. is an idiot, or is he? This was by design. Watch!

EJ and FW would not throw a punch in a boxing match to their opponent. Both nice guys but a police department of this magnitude does not just need nice and kiss ass. Chief Eugene is about to quit. He already moved his people out of his office just like Gulliford. All of the Chiefs are jumping ship because they see this tractor truck is not coming, but has arrived. Police that are the police and know this department are appalled at the nonsense the Mayor has allowed to evolve over the past 4 or 5 years. We have lost some good bosses and are loosing more. This is all by design so CPD can have no good bosses left to run CPD.

10/06/2015 04:55:00 AM  
Blogger JohnL said...

There is no requirement that alderpeople have any common sense at all.
As a civilian living in Chicago I am offended at the stupidity of these people.
Obviously they are just as intelligent as the people they represent who are killing each other.

10/06/2015 04:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone take the time to ask why the First Deputy just up and quit? He had no power. Chief Tracey, Chief Roussell and the Superintendent runs the whole police department. If you have an opinion or do not agree with these BS strategies, you are a target. Watch and see the moves Superintendent McCarthy are about to make on 1 black boss in particular. Kill the competition and anyone, especially a black who has any potential. We are screwed.

10/06/2015 05:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These alder things are schizophrenic. We can barely do a street stop anymore. But They blame G Mac for THEIR constituents shooting each other??

10/06/2015 05:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They don't have any bosses left. Chief Williams is putting his papers in. They have 5 Deputy Chiefs with no power, but this Superintendent gives away the Deputy Chief rank like he is at a raffle. The Superintendent hates 2 of the black Deputy Chiefs for trying to use their brain, 1 of which he is about to bring back from purgatory to justify screwing over the other one. The Exempt Commanders are the bottom of the barrel and were unpromotable to begin with. You are screwed, but then again you really screwed yourselves.

10/06/2015 05:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What exactly is the purpose of the Black Caucus. They use that term without shame. If you substituted white for black in any of their descriptions of what they do, the media would be making comparisons to the Klan.

As soon as I hear Black Caucus, I tune it out same as I would if I heard "The Klu Klux Klan stated today.....".

10/06/2015 05:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least they have the balls to try

10/06/2015 05:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously they can't reconize stellar super smart policing that the
"StreetLightMarksman" exclaims from time to time
Remember the advertising slogan Less is More
It's a stellar example of "working Smarter Not Harder
Now will we see if the
Nine-Digit-Midget throws him under the bus and brings back Jody J-fled Wiess

10/06/2015 05:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they should tell their constituents to stop shooting each other, but don't worry, Rahm says we just need stronger gun laws. That will fix everything.

10/06/2015 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commander "Clown Shoes" from 011 for Superintendent. Time for change.

10/06/2015 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch and see. McCarthy is coming for the blacks left. He is going to eliminate any hopes of competition to take over. Its already begun. October 15th. Thanks for letting the cat out of the bag Captain O and Lt. C and Lt. K.

10/06/2015 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats racist! Could you imagine white aldermen going after a black superintendent?

10/06/2015 07:18:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

They are looking for a scapegoat instead of cc admitting that they are failing their own communities.

10/06/2015 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These "leaders" should be working on the "no snitch" culture which makes it impossible to prosecute these killings. No witness = no crime.

10/06/2015 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should call for rahms resignation, he cut police, and did not fund pension for his 5 years in office yet! I know he says property tax hike will be used to fund it but he lies, let's see if he does by law funds the police pension! No matter who's superintendent black violence is through the roof, these so called alderman need to talk to their people! Their people's are out of control! Black lies matter!

10/06/2015 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If McStreetlight is fired will he have the balls to come out and lay the blame for the murder crisis in Chicago at the feet of those who deserve it? Will he explain what real police work involves to the media? Or will he slither off into the sunset with a contract buyout?

10/06/2015 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They want more AA bosses? I don't think they ever spoken candidly with some black bosses and officers about the "Africa-American" community. If I said some of the stuff they do I'd be fired instantly. I'm not saying I disagree with them, I'd be pissed too if people assumed I supported the degenerates in these scum neighborhoods. Seriously put some old school brother in charge and put these phuckers in their place.

10/06/2015 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm amazed that the aldercreatures did not trot out that old fool Bobby Rush to join them on-stage. He is always good for a press conference. Probably when they told him that there would be no complementary free meal after the press conference he refused.

10/06/2015 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the white caucus during all of this?

10/06/2015 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people live in bizzaro world and alternate universes.

10/06/2015 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Their communities" get a very disproportionate amount of manpower at the "quieter communities" expense.
Where's the Aldermanic White Caucus on this? What's that?.... there is no White Caucus and they aren't making any demands?

10/06/2015 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on SCC, really? "And holding McCarthy responsible for the languid hiring pace is asinine when it's Rahm holding the purse strings."

How many times has McCarthy said he has enough police officers, and that he just needs them to be more efficient and effective. I'm sure the Mayor's office doesn't want the expense of more cops, but the Superintendent says he has enough, so the point is mute. He needs to grow a spine and say he needs more.

10/06/2015 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's be real clear here. When a mayor of a big city wants to deep six his police chief, he doesn't do it himself because that's going to create recruiting (and political) problems for him in the future.

So, first the mayor gives the chief a big kiss and a hug in public and says the chief has his never-ending support. Then, the mayor calls in his trusted allies into a secret meeting and tells them to call for the chief's ouster because of this or because of that. The allies will then get all kinds of goodies from the mayor.

The trusted allies keep their end of the bargain. The mayor then says that the chief told him that he feels he "no longer enjoys the support of the elected officals or public's confidence" and then the chief tenders his resignation. The mayor then eagerly (oops, meant to say "reluctently") accepts the resignation.

Watch this play out just as scripted above. And remember, you read it here first.

A student of Chicago politics, E. P.

10/06/2015 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thr Black Alderman are a Major Blame for the Violence there Wards.

10/06/2015 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCarthy should be fired for his performance. He has no idea what he's doing. He constantly compares Chicago to what happened in NY 15 years ago. Apples and oranges. He no longer advocates the broken window theory which is what helped NY pull itself up. His only constant "more contact cards" and "more gun laws"

Chicago had a total ban on guns for 30 years and led the nation in homicides. What will more laws do? There is a culture of violence in this city that needs to end. McCarthy says you can't arrest your way out of this but it's just the opposite. You want to stop the violence lock up the shit heads. They can't hurt anyone in jail. What have thousands of contact cards done to stop the problem.

Stop playing politics and be the police. Statistics do not solve/stop crime

10/06/2015 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sad..boo hoo,boo hoo,life sucks now pick yourself up with your boot straps,and get to stepping!

10/06/2015 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pull the police out of those districts. Close the police stations and don't let them use it. Then let them police themselves. Sure there will be shootings. A lot of shootings, but we all know why the shootings will be ok.

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

Now let's see if I have this right . The Black Aldergoofs caucus says Chief Mc Numbnuts has got to go because they are tired of the same song and dance every time there's yet another killing in their wards and they are tired of going to the victims home to console them .

Well here's a news flash for you , tell your constituents to stop killing each other in record breaking numbers. For Christ's sake we , the taxpayers, are sick and tired of paying for you to have these kids and their miserable cost of upkeep. Do we now have to raise them too so they don't shot and kill anything that moves .

There, I just said what everyone is thinking, and feel a lot better for saying it .

10/06/2015 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Something about the word 'demanding' that sets me on edge. What's next - a hunger strike?
I didn't realize we governed by who was the loudest & most obnoxious.

10/06/2015 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Garry is done. If you don't think this has the rubber stamp of Rahm, you are as sharp as a marble. All done as a face saving way for the mayor to rid himself of the Sup while getting the aldermen to confirm his budget. "Never let a crisis go to waste."

10/06/2015 02:12:00 AM

Seriously? Garry's not going anywhere.

10/06/2015 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what's the white caucus have to say. Whoops, I forgot, that would be racist

10/06/2015 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw this press conference and I watched with interest. I wonder what are the motives of these black alderman? (1) Do they want more affirmative action and quotas in order to hire more black police officers and promote more blacks? This is out of the hands of the superintendent, for the most part. 2) Do they want a black superintendent? My guess is yes and they have a name in mind. But, what I am not hearing is what the alderman expect the superintendent to do. It is the legislative black caucus in Springfield that has opposed any stiffing of gun laws because it puts too many blacks in prison. What do they think a new superintendent would do that is better then McCarthy? McCarthy can't pass new gun laws and he can't hire more police officers of color. Looking at the current state of anit-police rhetoric in Chicago and nationwide the officers are demoralized as is and with the new "stop and frisk" paperwork crime can only go up because no officer wants to be put on the spot for might be a questionable stop. The alderman should look at Every black commander and the district that they control to see what they have been doing to control crime and look for success and something different. I don't think they will find anything. Just another useless press conference criticizing the work and results without adding any solutions or anything positive except race. Are black detectives, police officers and commanders really more successful in black neighborhoods then other races? Does the same hole true with white officers and leaders? I would love to see a university study on this one just to stop the pandering of the black alderman who have legislative powers but have failed to do anything to bring their communities up to a livable standard. Yes, just blame the cops, fix them and all will be well.

10/06/2015 02:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) hey alderlosers here you go a video of punk with a gun stalking on duty copper on LA.


Maybe instead of Gary go after rahm we need at least 4,000 more coppers on the street! Stop this overtime nonsense coppers working it are burnt out hire hire hiring now! Why do #blackliesmatter? Pathetic!

10/06/2015 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

in the 60's the black out-of wedlock birth rate was what? 15%?

Now its somewhere around 70%

Be careful, the elephant in the room might just shit on your heads, "Black Caucus."

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

The Arizona Territory had "26 men" to rule. Looks like it's 18 men for the ghetto. Strap up your shootin' Irons, and go get 'em troops. Let's see how that works out?

10/06/2015 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous retired guy said...

just heard this sound coming from McStreetlights office " hold me closer tiny dancer..count the headlights on the highway..lay me down in sheets of linen..you had a busy day today"...sob...sob...sob...sob...

10/06/2015 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The black aldermen certainly have a point. Though it has been too slow in arriving, the increase of African-Americans in the police force, and in all positions of political power, has had a palpable effect of reducing crime in Chicago over the years. Chicago is just a safer place to live and work than it was 30 years ago - wouldn't you say? Go take your dog for a walk - could you do something like that without fear 30 years ago? More importantly, the redistribution of police power to African-American communities has more recently paid a handsome reward in reducing crime and the perception of crime throughout all of Chicago. I say even more such progress will do the same. As recent history has shown, blacks, and black power, are the antidotes to crime.

10/06/2015 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard Alderman Beale say "Not once has the superintendent asked for our help" another "Should I go out with my own gun?" Wow! Why yes, you have a badge and gun, show us how to patrol? Go after the thugs in your ghettos! Come on alderscared "just do it" Or are you afraid? Beale don't you have a security company? Call digby and securitas let them show us how to do it! "Alderman on patrol" perfect lets invite Spike Lee for the sequel to "Chiraq" starring our "Black caucus" lol "Change we could believe in"

10/06/2015 07:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Black Caucus demands McCarthy ouster, essentially blaming him )and the Police) for crime in their Wards. What have the aldermen done to address their community concerns, other than flap their jaws & side with the Mayor and spending his discretionary hush money, nothing. Their constituency profess that police in their communities are over aggressive, oppressive, disrespectful, liars and killers.
I'll say it again, If you look at the Crime Scene photos and Video clips on the news, in the very area the aldermen are hooting and hollering about, You would think that the CPD is 95% white.
Where is the CPD that's representative of those communities?
Are they inside the offices, in schools, 2nd watch or detailed out...where are they in the hours of need, when the community is seeking diversity?

10/06/2015 07:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let the alderman do their jobs and stop blaming the police who have absolutely no control, but just play a stop gap measure. Black areas of the city need help in so many ways. Actually Father Faker wrote an article outlining what he thinks should be done and he had many good ideas, but he lacked details. The alderman can legislate in the city and demand legislation in the state, but they do not. Blame the poor CPS which is held captive by the teacher's union for starters. More charter schools, job training centers which show the young how to dress and act when they are at a job . Lots can be done and the alderman do nothing and now they want to blame the police. Really funny and really pathetic.

10/06/2015 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And if the CPD flooded the ghetto in an attempt to actually fight the crime, these same aldermen would be screaming that the CPD is harassing their constituents. It's the same old story with these areas of the city. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. #PlagueOnHumanity

10/07/2015 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They don't have any bosses left. Chief Williams is putting his papers in...

10/06/2015 05:16:00 AM

You don't really think that the departure of Gene Williams will be a loss for the department, do you?

10/07/2015 02:29:00 PM  

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