Thursday, December 31, 2015

Don't Do It Tonight

Hello again boys and girls. SCC dragged us out of our peaceful retirement once again to greet the new year and give everyone a heads up.

You know tonight is amateur night, right? The drunks at the parties, everyone getting blasted because it's the New Year. You'll see it all if you're out partying. You'll see it all if you're working. You also get to see and hear the gunfire.

Oh, the memories of gunfire. You would have thought it was a Military Channel special on D-Day some years. The pistols, the rifles, the semi-automatic weapon fire, even a few fully automatic guns, all ripping off thousands of rounds all at the stroke of midnight.

We remember those days and are amazed that we came through it unscathed sometimes. Hiding in alleys, on known blocks of dope dealers and other assholes, waiting in gangways for someone to come out on the back porch and fire a few celebratory rounds into the air. And then rushing out for the first gun of the year, maybe two and three guns. On one memorable occasion, five.

As we aged, we leaned the quiet happiness of finding a railroad viaduct or tunnel or parking lot and listen to the gunfire crackle, the radio pop with foot chases of coppers far younger than we became, getting that gun on New Years. We missed it. We always tried to be the police and succeeded more than not, and missing it was an odd feeling, but by that point, we were far more concerned with nursing our already torn up knees and looking forward to retirement. Just the natural progression of things.

So it pains us to have to write this in a way, but if we didn't, we feel far worse if no one told you whippersnappers what it is from the outside looking in after many decades of policing.

Don't chase the guns tonight. Don't do it. Find a safe spot, preferably with another car or two and just listen to the radio and the fireworks and the gunfire that you'll be able to pick out of the night air like only coppers (and soldiers) can do. Not tonight.

This will go against the most basic instincts that most of you have. To run toward gunfire, to save some innocent member of society, to make the world, in some small way, safer from itself. It sounds hokey, but it's true. And it's also true that you shouldn't chase the guns tonight. You may end up in a situation that you will regret the rest of your life, hopefully from a cozy retirement community, but possibly from a cold, concrete box - a prison...or a grave.

You are living in a time and a place where everything about you, from your knit hat/crown/Rocky the Squirrel cap right down to your hopefully shined (but more likely scuffed up) shoes, is despised in certain communities. And while there may be decent people around who, if not liking you, tolerate your presence and recognize the need for you, they are sadly in the minority.

If you confront a man with a gun tonight and it goes south, you will be adjudged in the wrong no matter the circumstances. They will say, "The gun was empty!" They will say, "He was headed back into the house." They will say you planted the gun or, most annoying of all, "Everyone else was doing it." And you will be wrong. Oh, you might be ethically, legally, morally all right. But you will be wrong and it will affect your entire career from this point forward.

Don't be stupid. Be safe. Be thinking about your future. Be fetal.

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165 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember the rules:

1) You go home at the end of the watch

2) Your partner goes home at the end of the watch

STAY SAFE!

12/31/2015 06:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every year for 31 years, The watch commander whould tell Everyone at roll call to find a viduct and stay there for 30 minutes, and EVERY YEAR, at 0005 hrs. Some knuckle head Tact Team would be calling a 10-1 in a alley somewhere,"pinned down by gunfire " Causing Everybody "Doing what they were told to do at roll call " to have to come out from the vicduct put all the personal at risk to save somme snot nosed idiot who couldnt listen to the boss..........It will be no diffenent tonight. Stay safe boys and girls , dont get hurt for these LOW INFORMATION VOTERS...........

12/31/2015 06:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I'll make it real plain, what goes up (bullets) must come
down. A viaduct is a great choice.

12/31/2015 06:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully coppers from 010 and 011 read this blog....they absolutely will NOT slow it down on zone 10. It's absolutely amazing the amount of pro-active stuff they are still doing over there; screaming into the radio daily with chases, street stops, etc; etc. It seems like the entire department except for 010 and 011 have gotten the memo that the department was thrown under the bus....

12/31/2015 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen, this will be my Roll all tonight.

12/31/2015 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! Let's all remain FETAL until they come back begging us when crime is out of control.
Check out this South Park Episode (Naughty Ninjas) that depicts how Police were bashed, thrown under the bus and how the Department shut down and finally how the politicians came back groveling to help. Then of course were thrown under the bus again when the political climate called for it again...
Cut and paste the following address into a new browser and just punch in any birthdate over 18 and it will play: http://hulu.com/w/qhdc

Better yet SCC, can ya put up a link to it?

12/31/2015 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What he said...

12/31/2015 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Said. !!!!

12/31/2015 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great commentary , SCC. Verry true I couldn't agree with you more. Please stay safe tonight everyone and more importantly stay fetal ,my friends.

12/31/2015 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember, don't get drunk tonight after work.(or make sure you got a ride if you must) The media wants more garbage on the police.

12/31/2015 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wise words.

12/31/2015 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm wet behind the ears and still don't UNDERSTAND why people even go to chase these idiots. How easy is it to be shot at by a group of assholes and most likely will get away.

12/31/2015 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pains me to write this as well SCC but as we all know there will always be guys that learn the hard way regardless of how many times they are told not to do something.

12/31/2015 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

24 Years on the job here, I've been saying the same thing since Christmas. Some will take our advise and some will want to chase those shot fired calls. But before they do, just think about this. Is that gun pinch worth putting your family at risk, is it worth putting up your home as colateral for your bond, is it worth being splattered all over the national media as a racist and myrderer, and finally is it worth risking YOUR LIFE to get that gun pinch? Please heed SCC advise and don't do it. As one of our south side inhabitants once said on New Years Eve, officer why you trippin it's what we do on New Years.

12/31/2015 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Chalkie (Ret.) said...

Excellent advice SCC Ret. !!!

I was also fortunate enough to have done my time (30 yrs) and "Stayed Alive to 55". The pendulum will eventually swing back, but right now it is too far left.

Take the advice and live to fight another day.

Have a safe & Happy New Year!

12/31/2015 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a now retired and former very aggressive cop who always got at least one gun on the Eve, I must agree with this writer. Things are not good right now and I would not trust the mayor to back you in any manner no what the circumstances and I certainly would trust the acting superintendent who is actively campaigning for the job with the backing of every latino politician and community leader. He wants to show he is tough and can change things, but it would be on your back and career.

12/31/2015 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If someone comes to work and even thinks about looking for a pistol tonight he/ she is a moron. If this this the only nite one can get a gun pinch then.......you suck. With that said why would anyone do anything but answer their jobs in this funky climate!?!? Happy New Year stay safe!

12/31/2015 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said, be safe, be smart and to the youngsters and guys who need that CB#. Be fetal tonight

12/31/2015 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen.

12/31/2015 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell the knob tac Sgt JC from 007 that. Biggest tool on this dept. continues to demand and push his guys for contact cards and arrests in this climate so he can advance his career. Has a team of very young and impressionable guys on his team that buy in to his garbage. He's a pud guys... I don't care about his war stories, shootings or unfortunate injuries he has sustained recently he causes 99 percent of the problems he has gotten into. Don't do it guys, not tonight not this year. Don't let that idiot convince you guys to play that game tonight.

12/31/2015 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here here

12/31/2015 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC -Your best post of 2015! I retired after 30 years on the job the last year of last Century. Officers please stay safe and God bless you.

12/31/2015 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very well said, SCC. All you coppers looking for that gun tonight listen to what SCC said. It may save you from a lot of regrets. The city is looking to hammer officers. Don't be that officer for your sake and your families sake.

12/31/2015 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taser Taser Taser Wait contain deescalate call for the Taser


Let them Run WILD

12/31/2015 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sage advice SCC.
You youngsters and hard chargers read it at least twice.
You will have the rest of the year to fight crime.

12/31/2015 09:09:00 AM  
Blogger John Northen said...

In the current antipolice climate, SCC's wise words are gospel.

May all of Chicago's Finest have a happy, healthy and SAFE NEW YEAR.

12/31/2015 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said SCC! from a newly retired member of the 29 and one day club. Happy New New Year my fetal brethren.

12/31/2015 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And for God's sake, be wary of any call you respond to where there's a picture of a kid in a cap and gown visible anywhere in the residence.

12/31/2015 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked for the ME in the late 70s. Remember the 12th district guys coming in for shelter. They would also tell me to get to work well before midnight that night to ensure my safety.

12/31/2015 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well written! Officers be safe and ask yourself is it worth it! Remember you are 1st priority and the goal is to go home!

12/31/2015 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's disappointing you feel we are in the minority. The vast majority of Chicago residents fully support CPD. Most of us even agree with the post's suggestion to stay fetal in light of the current social environment. I'll be carrying tonight because I know I can't expect CPD to be everywhere at all times. Stay safe.

12/31/2015 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a citizen (who isn't a cop) given the current climate I can't help but agree with everything said about staying fetal. I don't want it to happen in my tax paying, we support the police neighborhood, but I get it.

At the same time, why do some coppers out there not support my right to defend myself and my family while they are minutes or longer (RAP anyone) away or staying fetal. You can't have it both ways.

12/31/2015 09:45:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Just stay hidden until they pass out.

12/31/2015 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous RET CPD said...

Ret CPD ...words to live by throops find a viaduct hit the hole and stay there. The days of the real police are sadly over. Happy New Year.

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

Great advise!!! ALL readers please take this advise seriously! This is not being a dog. This is being SMART! Exercise the one characteristic you can not learn in the academy for a couple of hours, COMMON SENSE! Please stay safe!

12/31/2015 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's never going to happen. Always one Sgt. w/ a hard on who will geek up some youngin to go out there for that illustrious 143A. I agree tonite is not the nite, it's amateur nite both citizens & guys who think they're the real police. All be safe, please

12/31/2015 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please be safe and smart. No one out there cares about the work you do. Everything you do will be scrutinized by the haters who now run and own the city. My advice....stay fetal. Go home to your loved ones who appreciate you.

12/31/2015 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Park in twos. One car facing each direction. Ambushes are a reality.

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

Another issue is that when you play police on midnight, you force other officers into the danger zone to assist with the incident so think of others before your gun pinch.

Related

CNN ran this story last night about Ohare unarmed DOA police and that they are instructed to run and hide in case of an attack. I'm sure Rahm is thinking this should be the new CPD policy. Disarm the officers, and have them run and hide.

http://edition.cnn.com/videos/us/2015/12/31/unarmed-aviation-officers-dnt-griffin-ac.cnn/video/playlists/airport-security/

12/31/2015 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So let me get this straight I hear that police officers guarding Rahm Emanuel's house we're told they had to go walk and stand across the street from Ron's house is he came home so another words is frontline workers and the police are beneath him and we're not worthy of standing around him to protect him and we should go stand across the street 75 feet away so he doesn't have to occupy the same space now it's amazing is everyone a rant and complain b**** and Mon that this happened that will really do nothing to stick together and fight it shame on us

12/31/2015 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess I'm one of the civilian minority who respects and admires cops, especially of the big city variety. Stay safe all.

And to the mayor, various other politicians, and the Chicago media whores, shame on you all for creating a cop hating narrative that in no way comports with reality. Shame on you all for turning criminals into victims. Shame on you Mr Mayor and others for ignoring what really ails Chicago by leaps and bounds--lawless behavior by evil street gangs. Shame on so called community leaders who carry water for said gangbangers whether out of fear or out of allegiance to said thugs.

Just remember this, a mayor who intentionally acts in ways to lose the confidence of the police rank and file in favor of the thugs is a mayor throwing all law abiding citizens (along with coppers) under the bus. It's even worse when a city is a one party, corrupt to the core, city to boot.

From my vantage point Chicago looks hopeless. I pray I'm wrong on that score.

12/31/2015 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember, don't get drunk tonight after work.(or make sure you got a ride if you must) The media wants more garbage on the police.


Cant get Drunk Against the Rules

12/31/2015 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe if we issue Tasers to the street thugs our homicide rate in the city of Chicago will go down.

12/31/2015 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sentiments are the same in other Midwestern cities. Stay fetal brothers and sisters.

12/31/2015 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And if come across a young man with a bat, trying to have some quality time with his father, yell "play ball" as you drive by... The world will be a better place.

12/31/2015 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would neither fill out nor put myself into a position where I would have to fill out an Investigatory Stop Report until the city gives you the 8 hour training.

12/31/2015 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Ltjjthulis ret said...

I retired 18yrs ago....different job,many good bosses,lot of fun. you felt like you made a difference on the street by being aggressive.........sadly today is much different,,,,
I hope the young aggressive coppers take a deep breath and slow down until the mayor realizes that the department is totally fetal.....
Aggressive police work in this climate can result in dismissal,indictment,bankruptcy and imprisonment.
The new policies should tell you that street stops are to be discouraged,no contact cards are needed,no moving violations are wanted> respond to call safely(after checking squad car for damage and cameras.
stay safe

12/31/2015 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"As a now retired and former very aggressive cop who always got at least one gun on the Eve,"

Wow! Bet you could find Dope in the Crime Lab if you were given the chance.Mush.

12/31/2015 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Oh, the memories of gunfire. You would have thought it was a Military Channel special on D-Day some years. The pistols, the rifles, the semi-automatic weapon fire, even a few fully automatic guns, all ripping off thousands of rounds all at the stroke of midnight."
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I left the Army in December of 1991, and on New Years Eve decided to stop in at my sister's and her fiances party on my way home.

It was getting late and as midnight approached I decided to take my chances and drove down Division to get to Halsted to cut some time and was driving through Cabrini just as the clock struck.

Then the gunshots, which started off as isolated volleys until just before I got to Halsted when somebody in the neighborhood opened up with a fully automatic AK variant, a sound I knew well because my unit trained extensively with OPFOR weapons. I'd heard stories about it, but until I heard it for myself I couldn't believe it.

A former girlfriend's father was retired from the CPD and had moved out into the boonies and was at that time a small town police chief. She told me that him and his partner used to find a good spot to hole up as midnight approached and would just sit there for about a half hour until everything died down.

America, what a country.

12/31/2015 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree with SCC. Fuck 'em. Law abiding citizens will be safe at home acting like normal human beings. Let the savages roam the streets and do what they do.

John Q. Citizen

12/31/2015 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said....Be safe one and all

12/31/2015 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

always did the viaduct thing, but became concerned about the bing-bing-bing factor.found that a couple of cars backed up to a wall or loading dock in between something solid out of any possible line of sight worked out well too.monitored the radio, and responded to some eventual jack-ass that was out there running wild though.
use your heads and be safe.

12/31/2015 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember this kids, "black lives MEAN even less to black gangbangers" many who are supported by JESSE JACKSON who IS their spokesperson and these other so-called Reverends. They are the ones who are protesting the police so they will have more liberty to break the law and sell their drugs and run their guns. Remember this is also supported by Barack Obama, always to trying to find a way to soften these "ANIMALS" to make them look just as human as the rest of us.

12/31/2015 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from a chicagoan who disagrees with y'all being thrown under the bus - stay safe out there

12/31/2015 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Wyatt Earp said...

Stand down boys & girls !! Let the savages shoot ,maim & kill each other in there ghettos !! No police involvement no news story here , just more of the accepted black on black crime .Go home safe to your families Happy New Years to all, and to all have a safe night !!

12/31/2015 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys and Girls I beg you to take this advice, 36 years, 21 as a sergeant, I could not see myself telling anyone to work in this current atmosphere.

12/31/2015 12:17:00 PM  
Blogger Henry Bowman said...

Back in the early 70's in 018 Captain Francis Nolan (RIP) told us at 1500 & 1600 roll call, "I want all of you to find a hole at 2250 hrs and stay there until it's time to come in. And when you come back to the station try not to pass any saloons. You mean more than any drunken idiot out there. Now go be Safe". They don't make them like Capt FN anymore.


Do yourself a favor and listen to him tonight. Remember Old age and cunning usually wins.


God Save the CPD……………..

12/31/2015 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

recently retired always went into hole, viaduct at 2330-0045 before there partner and I got coffee and snacks,and of course fuel watched tv in car, relaxed listened to the animals shooting, went out at about 0100 with all "intelligent" officers to clean up the thug mess! If your out hunting for guns your a total idiot, please turn in that badge if your planning to do this!

12/31/2015 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By this time next year, we should all be properly trained to talk it out from the bottom of the porch and those popping firearms off at the stroke of the new year will say, " you're right officer, let me get the rest of the illegal guns and turn them over to you". Shit, i plan on talking it out tonight, me and my team are optomistic we will come in with the most guns.

12/31/2015 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to all. Take this column to heart very wise words.
20 mos to go

12/31/2015 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic but not really...

My first pension payment of the year arrived via direct deposit.

It is $56 short thanks to Rahm fucking with our insurance.

Well FUCK YOU RAHM!!!
Spending our money to fuck with the benefits we earned.

Where do we sign up for that RECALL.

And I never voted for that pansy or any other Democommunist.

Happy New Year and Stay Safe Everyone.

12/31/2015 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm the public and the small, small minority you speak about. SCC awesome writing and on point. As much as I would love for Officers to do the job. This sick society we live in favors the criminal, condones their behavior and is ready to find excuses for these animals. Head to the words of SCC! and Stay safe!

12/31/2015 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is the attorney of bat boy's dad.


http://www.civilrightsattorneychicago.com/

Basileios Foutris


http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/quintonio-legrier-s-father-sues-city-chicago-after-fatal-shooting-n487031





12/31/2015 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the same mayor now talking about "more training" and every car having a taser is the same a**hole who has done nothing to make sure our record pace of retirement has been adequately replaced with sufficient manpower.

hiring and appointing one puppet after another to wear the title of superintendent and make sure he never utters a word about sufficient manpower may have a lot to do with people arriving to situations with less back-up than necessary to bring a situation under control without having to use as much force.

FTO's, a decent mix of seniority in every district, on every watch, not bunching ppo's into foot patrol, and putting leadership in place at the supervisory level with more emphasis on proven experience and less consideration for "phone call and political clout" for promotions, might go a long way in your bullsh*t 'reform efforts.'

12/31/2015 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even when I did care and was aggressive I complied and stayed under a bridge out of respect for officers with families who I didn't want to get hurt assisting in what would've been my self-initiated nonsense. When will we realize that we are absolutely hated? Stop the proactive work already! Unless it's a 10-1 or emergency only answer your jobs and do it very slowly and cautiously. 20mph lights and sirens to jobs when necessary, assess the scene prior to exiting vehicle. If someone takes off report "I lost sight of him" and give his/their direction of flight. Please, read the news and realize you are always going to be wrong. You will be the defendant in court, civil and criminal, the one the department will investigate and punish and whom the Feds will tear apart. There is no love left for your life and your sacrifices. I'm not even old but the writing is on the wall. You'd have to be an illiterate fool to not be able to read it and respond accordingly.

12/31/2015 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a citizen (who isn't a cop) given the current climate I can't help but agree with everything said about staying fetal. I don't want it to happen in my tax paying, we support the police neighborhood, but I get it.

At the same time, why do some coppers out there not support my right to defend myself and my family while they are minutes or longer (RAP anyone) away or staying fetal. You can't have it both ways.

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Thank you for your reasonable and supportive statements. However, I can't think of any other officers that are against your indisputable right to self-defense through the use of your Second Amendment rights. The overwhelming majority of the police actually support you in this endeavor.

12/31/2015 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retired along time now. I couldn't do the job in this climate. I have a son in 25. I hope that he and everyone else understands that to be aggressive in this day and age is only going to get you fired or in jail. Enjoy life with your loved ones and just pick up the check. Remember it is much cheaper for the city to bury a dead cop then to pay for damages in court for the dimwit you had to shoot.

12/31/2015 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another safety concern that all officers should be aware of tonight: an on duty railroad copper had five rounds pumped into his car in the 007th district, The offender was arrested and a handgun with a defaced serial number was recovered. There was that IA released regarding Ambushes to police. The Feds said it was a credible attack plan. Have 360° field of view security. If parked under a viaduct, have two cars parked in opposing directions to accomplish this.

12/31/2015 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Hallelujah and Amen
SCC! (Ret'd)

Wise counsel indeed!

And yes... We along with MANY others remember
leaving our railroad viaduct hidey-holes to save some
tactical hotshots screaming for help from underneath
their squad car being shot to pieces from around them.

Among other things...

You see, society is determined to put an end to the
"Warrior Cop Culture" and replace it with the mislabeled/
misapplied "Guardian Cop Culture."

You see...
The Warrior Cop is too quick to act firmly and decisively.
The Warrior Cop stands firmly on the law and he has no
"buy in" on giving people who are candidates for jail cells
"space and distance to vent" in order to "de-escalate"
conflict situations.

These streets are no place to play Simon Says or Mother May I...

The Warrior Cop is like a good old fashioned belt-swinging Dad and that
drives liberal prog-tards, catered to constituents and nanny statists
mad to the point of tongue chewing.

Heh... So many don't know who "Dad" is...

Warrior Cop says:
"This is NOT a request but a LAWFUL POLICE ORDER
and you WILL COMPLY!"

(We think the real quibble is with CPD's tradition
of a famously no nonsense and hard eyed
"Don't gimme yer bullshit" attitude.)

The LAW says The Policeman is authorized
to not only give orders but is fully empowered
to make sure those orders are followed.

Non-compliance meant there were
swift and certain sanctions. The LAW
is clear.

The Warrior Cop IS "Dad" to a certain extent.

The Warrior Cop is a hunter of truly BEE-AY-DEE people (and folks)
because he knows if he doesn't do it, it won't get done and society
will be a sadder and sorrier place for it.

That's why Warrior Cop has "those eyes" and "that demeanor."
That's why people are so uneasy about Warrior Cop.
He knows and has seen "things" regular people can't get their
heads around.

The Propeller-Head academic progressives who are pushing
The Guardian Cop model are in deep and willful denial about how
this "Fixing Policing" is going to affect the Inner City Culture of Death
that is a constant in America's Democrat run urban centers.

Sometimes Policemen HAVE TO knock hard head m/fers DOWN.
That's an unavoidable fact of life.

True Guardian Policing (not the nanny-statist construct currently being foisted)
is the Policing of days long gone when there weren't entire enclaves and populations
openly rejecting law, order, a place at the table of mutual benefit with the rest of society
and the shared reward of same.

The Warrior Cops should humbly genuflect in their secure places
This NYE.

Let the "honor students" and all the other "road" scholars shoot the
shit out of each other.

Let "Stare-Down Dude" get in the grille of these death loving
m/fers banging off guns at airythang moving.

Stay out of the way.
Stay out of the news.
Stay out sight.

Give DOJ Civil Rights Division, Rahm and the media
the fistful of dick-all they so richly deserve.

The only goal should be going home to
your families in one piece.

It's your victory when you accomplish that.
Of course you'll be hated and reviled for it.

Well...
You all be safe.

12/31/2015 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The young, aggressive cops out there will not listen. Just as I did not listen. God help them because they can't help themselves. Just remember all you "hot dogs", it's not all about you. You are also jamming up your fellow copper, who HAS to respond to your calls for assistance, based on your hotdoggery and douchebaggerry. Get it? Learn some self control, it will get you far in life!

12/31/2015 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm coming up on 16 years. I'm the fifth in my family to be a cop. I'll be on the west side tonight. Hopefully we can stay hidden from 1145-0015. I think this may be my last year for this shit. I'd like to make it to retirement. I'd like to see grandkids some day. Time to move to safer pastures. Attention young-uns & greenhorns.... Don't try and be a hero tonight. Besides the "don't chase guns" advice, I'd also say wear your seatbelt, drive slow, watch out at intersections.

12/31/2015 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Revolversaurus (ret) said...

Exactly!!! Stay fetal, avoid fatal!!!

12/31/2015 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another year over and many thanks to SCC for their supporting The Airing of Grievances.
A Happy Festivus for the rest of us.
Stay safe, let the job come to you. Also just heard that
even on days, another on duty was just snagged by The Random Unit.

12/31/2015 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a well written piece, strikes a chord with me, should be published on social media, what a great synopsis of our current situation, so true.

12/31/2015 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C.Sworn Members

Sworn members will devote themselves fully to the attainment of the letter and spirit of the Department policy and goals, and will conduct themselves at all times in such a manner as will reflect credit upon the Department with emphasis on personal integrity and professional devotion to law enforcement.

They will:

1.Render the highest order of police service to all citizens, whether or not during specifically assigned hours.

2.Obey all laws and promptly execute all lawful orders.

3.Know and conform to the Department’s Policy, rules, Regulations, Orders, Procedures and Directives.

4.Receive, record and service immediately all complaints and requests for service in accordance with Department Orders.

5.Provide security and care for all persons and property coming into their custody.

6.Maintain a military bearing and render military courtesy when in uniform.

7.Maintain a courteous and respectful attitude toward all persons.

12/31/2015 01:43:00 PM  
Blogger GreenEggsNSamm said...

As one of the "minority" who truly appreciates all that you do, please stay safe tonight! Let them shoot each other. Whether you're there or not isn't going to stop it from happening. It's called Darwinism. If someone is dumb enough to fire a gun into the air, then perhaps they should learn the laws of gravity the hard way.

STAY SAFE EVERYONE!!!

12/31/2015 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our asshole mayor, who knows adsolutely nothing about police work, is making irresponsible comments and getting involved in changing the use of force model? All to appease and pander to a certain "community"
Fuck him.
Stay fetal tonight.

12/31/2015 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Out of my 29 years OTJ I probably spent 15 New Years sitting under a viaduct warm and cozy wearing my Rocky the Flying Squirrel hat. Now I'm enjoying retirement. I hope all of you young hard chargers take SCC's advice. The railroads were nice spending millions of dollars to give us shelter from falling objects.

12/31/2015 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a citizen (who isn't a cop) given the current climate I can't help but agree with everything said about staying fetal. I don't want it to happen in my tax paying, we support the police neighborhood, but I get it.

At the same time, why do some coppers out there not support my right to defend myself and my family while they are minutes or longer (RAP anyone) away or staying fetal. You can't have it both ways.

12/31/2015 09:45:00 AM

You have a constitutional right to defend yourself and your family!

I wouldn't worry about how "some" coppers feel.

12/31/2015 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not one boss can help you even if they are stand up people if you step in sh.. on this job. The mayor and politicos need scalps to throw to the hungry mob. Stay FETAL!!!!!!!

12/31/2015 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) thanks rahm now this is interesting city is releasing hundreds of emails on the Van dyke incident! Wow will bosses be fired? This is getting crazy rahm and the elite could careless what happens to coppers and taxpayers!

http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/67102429-story

12/31/2015 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ben Joravsky nails the 9 digit midget to the wall again! http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2015/12/31/hey-mayor-rahm-reopen-the-mental-health-clinics

12/31/2015 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to all. Good riddance to 2015, the year Chicago Police Officers were painted as the criminal.

Thank you to Retired author of what should be Gospel.

Thank you to SCC for always pointing us to Policing in our time.

Please stay safe, my Brothers and Sisters, tonight and every night. We are and always will be Blue.

SS

12/31/2015 02:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Came on in 1981, left 20 years later for a safer, more lucrative 2nd career. Some times I really, really miss it though. Thought I would Save the World, rescue Damsels in Distress, and chase the evil doers. I did, in a way, but the veneer wore off after so many years and I did not like the person I was becoming.

I left in 2001. I can't imagine what it's like today. Take SCC's advice and stay SAFE.

12/31/2015 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retired guy here. Not from CPD. This is not the night to save the city. Find that special spot and welcome in the new year. Watch out for those a-hole supervisors that only care about themself. I don't give a shit what they say. I was on a PD about a quarter of the size of CPD and it had it's share of asshole wannabe supervisors. This is the best job in the world and all the lawyers, politicians and assorted suck holes can try but they will never change it. Happy New Year. Work together and stay safe. Thin blue line ROCKS. Fetal life ROCKS.

12/31/2015 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad, but True.

12/31/2015 02:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the wife is flying back in from Mexico tonight. Silly me, I didn't check the flight times when she booked because I had to stay home for work. She lands at O'hare just after midnight. I'm surprised that the airlines fly at midnight on new years eve.

12/31/2015 03:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When our Lt and Sgt in tact told us many years ago to find that viaduct or building to hide at by 2345 hrs and not to come out till 0015 hrs. Then at 2355 hrs we're answering THEIR call in the same car about shorts fired and the tact car takes one to the radiator, that was all I needed not to go out like before.

12/31/2015 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be safe guys.

12/31/2015 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic....did anyone see the special on Anderson Cooper..(CNN )last night? They featured Chicago Dept. Of Aviation Police.....I guess there is an official memo telling their guys to RUN And HIDE and not be part of the response during an active shooter incident. WTF....arm those guys ,they qualify yearly with a handgun anyways. It is not like we have the most agressive CPD officers at the airport anyway.

12/31/2015 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Sol Rosenberg said...

Not everyone hates coppers. Some of us appreciate what you do and support you. Hoping all the boys and girls in blue get home safe tonight. Thank you for another year of service and protection.

12/31/2015 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very well said, SCC (Ret) !
Have a better one !

ABCD
ABCD (Ret)

12/31/2015 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully coppers from 010 and 011 read this blog....they absolutely will NOT slow it down on zone 10. It's absolutely amazing the amount of pro-active stuff they are still doing over there; screaming into the radio daily with chases, street stops, etc; etc. It seems like the entire department except for 010 and 011 have gotten the memo that the department was thrown under the bus....

Thank God they don't listen to dog asses such as yourself. They are doing their jobs with honor. Do your job right and you have nothing to worry about. Thankfully you are the minority in this department. God bless all police officers and keep them safe.

12/31/2015 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From a grateful citizen thank you all for your sacrifice. The majority is with you and Supports you.
There are many prayers and thanksgiving ascending on your behalf. You are the watchmen of our generation. It is hard to watch
Our society reach the point where good is put for evil and evil put for good. But the truth cannot be hidden.
Blessings of protection over each of you. Thank you all.

Isiaiah 41:10 so do not fear for I AM with you, Do not be discouraged for I AM your God. I will strengthen and help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

12/31/2015 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just read this and recalled all the stupid things that I had done in 30 years on this job. The times when they wanted real police are gone

Glad that I am sitting this one out and pray all our fellow officers to stay safe tonight.

12/31/2015 05:48:00 PM  
Blogger Take Back Woodlawn said...

I long for the day for AI, taxpayers are paying for basically no service and I know a system has been designed to see us all as bad or good, I only wish our wallets were separated from this mess and we could pay for good service instead of what we are receiving.

12/31/2015 05:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, go fetal, like always.

12/31/2015 05:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It figures. JC had a tact team in 5th Dist and all they did was chase Guns by any means necessary.
I'm sure his old tact team, which most of them are arrogant young knuckle heads just looking to get into a shooting so they can get an award. Better watch what you ask for Guys, the department has no backbone and will hang your ass out in a fucking limb.
Same old clowns doing the same old tomfoolery. One day you all are going to run in the wrong house.
It's called home invasions fools + lawsuits

12/31/2015 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
As a citizen (who isn't a cop) given the current climate I can't help but agree with everything said about staying fetal. I don't want it to happen in my tax paying, we support the police neighborhood, but I get it.

At the same time, why do some coppers out there not support my right to defend myself and my family while they are minutes or longer (RAP anyone) away or staying fetal. You can't have it both ways.

12/31/2015 09:45:00 AM


Dear Sir/Ma'am...

Don't be disheartened by the clueless few.
The overwhelming majority of Policemen are firm
believers in the rights and duties of genuine, clear-eyed citizenship.

Especially the right of self defense...

Which goes hand in hand with the duty to
defend/protect the old, the young, and the weak.

The able-bodied should be able to fend for themselves
or at least collaborate their efforts in mutual defense
against the ugly that's climbing over the walls of the fort...

Happy New Year.
Peace and Prosperity
to you and yours.

12/31/2015 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stay fetal

12/31/2015 05:59:00 PM  
Blogger stormy said...

Stay safe tonight my brothers and sisters in blue... I to will be exercising ccw tonight if I go out... and I will use it to defend myself and any police officer I see in a dangerous situation. best thing is don't go looking for trouble just answer radio calls and make arrests on signed complaints. the most important thing is for you to go home to your families and pets

12/31/2015 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heed the advice boys it's over being the police. Stay safe, get your check and hug your family. Hugging your partner is now acceptable behavior. ♠️

12/31/2015 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop doing it any night. Its over. Shut the lights off

12/31/2015 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a good day,or time to be a gun getter

12/31/2015 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Retired and happy said...

The sad part about this that the midnights are loaded with nothing but rookie who don't know any better and will be out chasing the gunfire, please stay safe and find a hole to crawl in

12/31/2015 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 year ago I would of called you a coward, 6 weeks ago I might of thought you had a point... but after the shit that has unfolded in the past few weeks you are 100% CORRECT. I liked my up until Nov 23, 2015.... Now I hate coming to work, oh well 90% of the people I know hate their jobs, 1 will have to get use to it for the next 16 years

12/31/2015 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The idiots won't listen and unfortunately someone will most likely end up being made an example of tonight.

12/31/2015 07:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Answer your calls from now on. That's it! No more pro active police work. Let Chicago see what happens when you put cuffs on us. Your partners, your self and your family and police families should be your only concern. Be safe and happy new years.

12/31/2015 07:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope nobody gets stupid tonight. And yes, I'm talking about the police.

12/31/2015 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Ken said...

Anonymous said...
As a now retired and former very aggressive cop who always got at least one gun on the Eve, I must agree with this writer. Things are not good right now and I would not trust the mayor to back you in any manner no what the circumstances and I certainly would trust the acting superintendent who is actively campaigning for the job with the backing of every latino politician and community leader. He wants to show he is tough and can change things, but it would be on your back and career.

At the time of being very aggressive cop did it make you feel good knowing that you might have gotten a PO killed for your Stupidity because you needed the numbers and wanted a gun pinch to stay on tact or a gang team. You did not even follow what SCC
just stated until after you retired and thought about it, what a asshat no matter what you can say will justify your actions

12/31/2015 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last idiot award for 2015 goes to:

Steve Ijames, a retired police chief who has instructed police officers in more than 30 countries on the use of force, says, "If every Chicago police officer had a Taser and was properly trained in its use, you would likely see a rapid and significant reduction in the levels of force used and related injuries — to suspects as well as police officers."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/ct-tasers-police-shootings-chapman-perspec-0103-20160101-column.html

12/31/2015 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:45AM...

I know of no non-exempt( below the rank of Capt.) officer who does not support the 2nd Amendment.

12/31/2015 08:18:00 PM  
Blogger bdoran said...

Sound advice.

Gentlemen and Ladies of the Blue Happy New Year.

The Sun will yet shine.

12/31/2015 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't be stupid think of your family and future, if you need someone to tell you what an outstanding good job, or good cop, how great your numbers are, and that your the best out there will then you are, however be smart. "F" overtime and court manage with what you got, a lot of greed in ourselves is what can make you keep working your butts off....slow down think twice and remember that what you do no one cares anymore!!!!

12/31/2015 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen to the voice of experience. Stay safe!!!!

12/31/2015 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let the shitheads turn the night sky into a lead inferno. Self cleaning oven.

12/31/2015 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't forget the new receipt stop!DONT DO NOTHIN OR RISK YOUR FREEDOM AND CAREER!!

12/31/2015 09:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DOES THE FOP CARE?are they in this city?they should be all over the news!WHERE ARE U!WE ARE UNDER SEIGE!!!!

12/31/2015 09:08:00 PM  
Blogger Transmaster said...

It's funny in Wyoming, one of those evil gun culture states, we don't have much in the way of new year gun shot tom-foolery.

Happy New Year!

12/31/2015 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hopefully coppers from 010 and 011 read this blog....they absolutely will NOT slow it down on zone 10. It's absolutely amazing the amount of pro-active stuff they are still doing over there; screaming into the radio daily with chases, street stops, etc; etc. It seems like the entire department except for 010 and 011 have gotten the memo that the department was thrown under the bus....

12/31/2015 06:43:00 AM

I can assure you not all of us are proactive some of us can read between the lines.

12/31/2015 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And give your investigatory stop receipt and fill out the investigatory online report !

12/31/2015 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"And for God's sake, be wary of any call you respond to where there's a picture of a kid in a cap and gown visible anywhere in the residence."

This deserves repeating...lol...almost spit out my non alcoholic beverage!!!

Dont forget to "inject some humanity" when your out there poleecing tonite. Oh and fuck rahm and his bus

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

I also remember our watch commander telling us at roll call to find a viaduct and stay there ~ wise words from old school old timers. Sad that the job will never be the same ever again and glad I am retired now....I feel bad for my brother & sister who are still on the job and have to deal with the crap.

12/31/2015 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be safe. 25 years ago my brother Pat Finucane chased gun shots. Bad guy lost! I hope you all meet home safe tonight.

12/31/2015 11:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, according to Chief Riccio,the mayor stopped into a bureau chiefs meeting. The mayor assured him that although he says negative things on tv about CPD, he really doesn't mean it. In fact he really likes us and has our back. The Chief who I have lost all respect for actually tried to convince all BOC members of this while at the annual new years eve roll call. He was laughed at and than ignored. Douche bag

12/31/2015 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or how about... Be safe guys and back each other up, beginning to end, whether you want to run and gun or not? Correct, there will always be young cops--yes, like me--who want to have fun with their brothers. And there will always be wise cops who've had enough, seen enough, and just want to get themselves and their partners home safe. How about the guys who want to go hunt go hunt with the rest of the guys who want to, with a higher sense of surrounding since it's NYE, and those vets go window to window with some buddies under the viaduct and tell well deserved war stories. There'll always be both. Then there's the third group who never did shit but just want to preach how stupid and moronic the younger guys are so they can sound like old grunts. I listen, intently, to coppers who have time on, who've actually been in the mud. I respect what they offer...but like the person who wrote this post, who is obviously an old war dog and who knows this, it's in our blood. Wish I was working tonight. Be safe brothers.

12/31/2015 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saddest and truest post I ever read here. My personal best was New Years Eve 1992. My partner and I and one other 013th District car working together got eight guns by 0100, almost all between Augusta and Thomas, Wood to Ashland. It took until almost 4 AM to get the Gun Desk to pick up. Those were the days.

12/31/2015 11:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Tell the knob tac Sgt JC from 007 that. Biggest tool on this dept. continues to demand and push his guys for contact cards and arrests in this climate so he can advance his career. Has a team of very young and impressionable guys on his team that buy in to his garbage. He's a pud guys... I don't care about his war stories, shootings or unfortunate injuries he has sustained recently he causes 99 percent of the problems he has gotten into. Don't do it guys, not tonight not this year. Don't let that idiot convince you guys to play that game tonight.

12/31/2015 08:45:00 AM
TRU story this guy is doing things the wrong way .

1/01/2016 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
As a citizen (who isn't a cop) given the current climate I can't help but agree with everything said about staying fetal. I don't want it to happen in my tax paying, we support the police neighborhood, but I get it.

At the same time, why do some coppers out there not support my right to defend myself and my family while they are minutes or longer (RAP anyone) away or staying fetal. You can't have it both ways.

12/31/2015 09:45:00 AM

Don't confuse now-fired Garry McGone standing at a press conference trying to deny you your right to concealed carry with the majority of rank and file officers.

The real police know a responsible gun owner is an ally and an armed populace is a deterrent. The politicians and political-appointee police-bosses spew whatever garbage the party line requires of them on any given day.

1/01/2016 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC Retired - Would you consider a run for a FOP office, even BD. of Directors if you have other hobbies or pursuits which would negate a top spot?? We [both active & retired] need your skills at the dormant Lodge 7.

1/01/2016 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuckin A

1/01/2016 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stay Fetal

1/01/2016 02:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


America, what a country.
12/31/2015 11:43:00 AM

You drove thru Cabrini in the early 90s on New Years eve and had no business being there. So what you're saying is you were young and dumb? Hope you out grew that

1/01/2016 02:19:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

To the various unpublished morons who are obviously blind:

You do realize that there are multiple authors here? And the agreed upon monikers appear at the bottoms of their posts? So the one that says "SCC Retired" is by our retired contingent, and all your spouting off about "Quit" (which we don't publish anyway, is astoundingly ignorant since they did quit.....years ago in some cases.

Of course, if you actually read this post last night, they stated they were retired, so they don't really give a shit what the media thinks, if they ever did at all.

Asshats.

1/01/2016 02:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hopefully coppers from 010 and 011 read this blog....they absolutely will NOT slow it down on zone 10. It's absolutely amazing the amount of pro-active stuff they are still doing over there; screaming into the radio daily with chases, street stops, etc; etc. It seems like the entire department except for 010 and 011 have gotten the memo that the department was thrown under the bus....

Thank God they don't listen to dog asses such as yourself. They are doing their jobs with honor. Do your job right and you have nothing to worry about. Thankfully you are the minority in this department. God bless all police officers and keep them safe.

12/31/2015 05:15:00 PM

The cops in 010 and 011 were fortunate to have some very good bosses over the years and survived merit hacks like Pena and Cynthia White. They trained them well, looked out for them and kept them out of harms way. They learned how to do the job right and avoid mistakes made with their mouths and on paper that could come back and bite them.

Stay Safe. Bless them all, a sense of honor is a great thing.

1/01/2016 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be blind, mother fu****s, be blind! That's the best advice I can give after 18 years on this job.

1/01/2016 02:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
As a citizen (who isn't a cop) given the current climate I can't help but agree with everything said about staying fetal. I don't want it to happen in my tax paying, we support the police neighborhood, but I get it.

At the same time, why do some coppers out there not support my right to defend myself and my family while they are minutes or longer (RAP anyone) away or staying fetal. You can't have it both ways.

12/31/2015 09:45:00 AM

You have a constitutional right to defend yourself and your family!

I wouldn't worry about how "some" coppers feel.

12/31/2015 01:59:00 PM<<<

As a cop, I recommend a Concealed Carry Permit and a simple but effective revolver in at least a .38 special. Just be careful and when we finally do show up and ask to go to the hospital until you can talk to a lawyer. Tell the wife and kids to keep quite too. Also remember who wants to take away your Second Amendment Rights when you vote.

1/01/2016 02:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://edition.cnn.com/videos/us/2015/12/31/unarmed-aviation-officers-dnt-griffin-ac.cnn/video/playlists/airport-security/


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How long until we (CPD) are told the same thing? That's what they want us to do anyway!

1/01/2016 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Be safe. 25 years ago my brother Pat Finucane chased gun shots. Bad guy lost! I hope you all meet home safe tonight

Patrick was one of the finest men that I've had the pleasure to know and work with. May he Rest In Peace and always watch over us!

1/01/2016 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well after all the suggestions to hide at midnight. The 15th district came alive with shots fired calls and low and behold 1563 and his team are chasing for that 1st gun. They report shots fired and then 1599 gets on air and said to clear the area.and get out. Shortly after 1563 says 1 gun recovered and then get the guy too. Boy if I was 1599 I would have my boot up his ass. This is not good supervision just stupidity 1563. Bet you don't have 15 yrs on the job.

1/01/2016 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked last night and it was cold and long. The bright side, I came in with 2 guns.... Mine and my partners. Stay safe out there and Happy New Year to the greatest Dept across the land. Happy New Year SSC, thank you for all that you do to keep us informed and safe. Stay fetal my friends.

1/01/2016 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give out all the cell phone numbers of all the politicians to the populace and have them call them instead of 911.They have all the answers,The Alderman,for example,have been fetal for years before the Police had to.That's why the current climate is here.We live in a me,me,me,world.Now we have to take care of ME!

1/01/2016 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REALITY CHECK --

Final 2015 Totals
Shot & Killed: 442
Shot & Wounded: 2553
Total Shot: 2995
Total Homicides: 499

Police-involved shootings --

Shot & killed - 9
Shot & wounded - 16

Courtesy of --

http://heyjackass.com/

1/01/2016 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If your out hunting for guns your a total idiot, please turn in that badge if your planning to do this!

12/31/2015 12:24:00 PM"

Phil Cline would beg to differ, I saw his antics on display On NYE in 011 years back.

1/01/2016 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hopefully coppers from 010 and 011 read this blog....they absolutely will NOT slow it down on zone 10. It's absolutely amazing the amount of pro-active stuff they are still doing over there; screaming into the radio daily with chases, street stops, etc; etc. It seems like the entire department except for 010 and 011 have gotten the memo that the department was thrown under the bus....

Thank God they don't listen to dog asses such as yourself. They are doing their jobs with honor. Do your job right and you have nothing to worry about. Thankfully you are the minority in this department. God bless all police officers and keep them safe.

12/31/2015 05:15:00 PM

Sounds like someone hasn't seen what is going on around us. You do your job and they try to screw you.

Just shut up and keep sucking ass you stupid MF.

1/01/2016 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a now retired and former very aggressive cop who always got at least one gun on the Eve, I must agree with this writer. Things are not good right now and I would not trust the mayor to back you in any manner no what the circumstances and I certainly would trust the acting superintendent who is actively campaigning for the job with the backing of every latino politician and community leader. He wants to show he is tough and can change things, but it would be on your back and career.

At the time of being very aggressive cop did it make you feel good knowing that you might have gotten a PO killed for your Stupidity because you needed the numbers and wanted a gun pinch to stay on tact or a gang team. You did not even follow what SCC
just stated until after you retired and thought about it, what a asshat no matter what you can say will justify your actions

Do Not insult this retired Officer......Years ago Officers took pride in doing their job, getting guns, stolen cars etc. etc. Yeah, Officers had to get numbers, but not the bullcrap they get now, ANOVS, Bus checks, parkers. I don't believe Officers have to think there is a chance someone may get hurt. The job is inherently dangerous in the first place. If you didn't know that when you took the job, you shouldn't be a cop.

Officers drove to help each other and backed up on calls. When they got to a scene they actually most did preliminary investigating until the Dicks got their. Now, all you see is Officers standing their with their hands in their pockets.

Lastly, times are changing and at the present I agree that all Officers should do right now is answer their calls and look out for each other. Be safe.

1/01/2016 12:20:00 PM  
Blogger Ret.177 said...

Thirty three years ago, my first New Years Eve on the street I was assigned to a car with an old timer in 003. At 10 minutes to midnight we went and got a snack and then parked in the garage of a building at 75th. and the lake making sure to park facing the lake with a wall behind us. At midnight all hell broke loose with shots fired coming from every direction but the lake if front of us. There was even someone in the building above us firing off a fully automatic weapon. My partner for the night told me in no uncertain terms to stay off the radio and wait until the shooting died off. I survived that night and all the rest of the New Years eve's that I spent of the street because of the wisdom of that old timer who taught me well that first night. Although I have long forgot the old timer's name and he may have passed by now I thank you for a very good lesson that you taught me that night. I never forgot it.
Ret. 177

1/01/2016 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DON'T FORGET: The 499 number does not include the young lady in the suitcase from the 5th District earlier in the week. That one is still a "death investigation" along with many others. Amazing how the city kept the number of murders under 500! Rahm thinks everyone is stupid.

1/01/2016 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Things were waaaay different back when Cline did it moron

1/01/2016 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For whomever keeps bashing JC, your a tool that couldn't hold a candle to this mans dedication and police abilities. I have worked beside him on more than one occasion and he is a great leader. If you ever stepped in some shit he's the guy you want helping you. I'm sure you'll find something else to whine about but your wrong here on all counts. He has helped more policemen and cares for coppers probably more than anyone on this job. And no I'm not him but I do consider him a friend who has seen firsthand his compassion for the police. Take your negative comments and ...

1/01/2016 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the 7th district Sgt. JC used to be in the Mobile Strike Force and wears his full field vest with tons of ammo on it while to and from work, he is a nice guy but way out there, Roussell used to praise him for everything and Commander Watson brought him with him from 5 to 7. working Tact used to be a great job for working coppers, but no more!!!!! Shame on you Jim, I know that you have had some rough times both job related and personal life but THINK!!!!!!!

1/01/2016 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At the time of being very aggressive cop did it make you feel good knowing that you might have gotten a PO killed for your Stupidity because you needed the numbers and wanted a gun pinch to stay on tact or a gang team. You did not even follow what SCC
just stated until after you retired and thought about it, what a asshat no matter what you can say will justify your actions

12/31/2015 07:45:00 PM
It was a very different job back in the day, very different.Police bosses in 010 backed you up in person and on paper. The 70's were a good time to be the police. So, don't be so quick to talk about something that you have never experienced and know nothing about. And, I was not on tact and gang teams did not exist.

1/01/2016 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Park in twos. One car facing each direction. Ambushes are a reality.

12/31/2015 10:29:00 AM

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For anyone who is a bit thick headed, don't park face to face.

1/01/2016 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be safe. 25 years ago my brother Pat Finucane chased gun shots. Bad guy lost! I hope you all meet home safe tonight

Patrick was one of the finest men that I've had the pleasure to know and work with. May he Rest In Peace and always watch over us!

I agree Patrick was a true gentleman RIP

1/01/2016 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How any District Commanders were out last night leading their troops?

And who won the Ghoul Pool?

1/01/2016 11:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was there Phil Cline never kicked in any doors. He let the young guys do all the hard work then he came in as the hero. Phil Cline ruined this department with his antics. Most of the people in charge now are Cline merit picks. All I ever hear on this blog is how bad the merit bosses are, so put the blame where it belongs, point to Phil Cline and his merit picks.

1/02/2016 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous The Neanderthal said...

BCP speculates about --

"...giving people who are candidates for jail cells "space and distance to vent" in order to "de-escalate" conflict situations."

12/31/2015 01:11:00 PM

Motherf___ers have had nothing BUT "space and distance to vent" on everything around them for years and years. That is how The Situation At Hand came to be.

When the street outside begins to fill with flashing blue lights, it's an indication that something needs to be done about the aforementioned Situation.

Keep in mind, though, that if you are now mandated to go down for half your tour, backed way off and "containing" some idiot who's destroying the inside of his own house, well...it all counts towards retirement, and it ain't your stuff.

Sure don't help the RAP, though...but, of course, the city we'll have is the city they want.

1/02/2016 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully coppers from 010 and 011 read this blog....they absolutely will NOT slow it down on zone 10. It's absolutely amazing the amount of pro-active stuff they are still doing over there; screaming into the radio daily with chases, street stops, etc; etc. It seems like the entire department except for 010 and 011 have gotten the memo that the department was thrown under the bus....

Thank God they don't listen to dog asses such as yourself. They are doing their jobs with honor. Do your job right and you have nothing to worry about. Thankfully you are the minority in this department. God bless all police officers and keep them safe.

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All the ribbons on your chest and CB numbers mean nothing tuff guy when you're stripped, suspended, fired, and / or sitting in prison. Asshats like you don't have the brain cells to see the writing on the wall

1/02/2016 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank God they don't listen to dog asses such as yourself. They are doing their jobs with honor. Do your job right and you have nothing to worry about. Thankfully you are the minority in this department. God bless all police officers and keep them safe.

12/31/2015 05:15:00 PM


good luck to you and your family... that part about doing the right thing and having nothing to worry about? WOW, I admire your blissful ignorance. Watch the news much? I hope you like rooming with your arrestees, hot dog.

1/02/2016 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lt. Waynebo in 025 years ago, shot a guy in his wife's slippers while shooting off the family piece in his yard. 3 hours in court. One more gun. Another award.

1/02/2016 06:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New order coming out on the period change. All CPD personal will log on to clear and fill out a form in regards to bypassing drug screening. As a part of desculation cops will be able to smoke weed with the clients in order to understand their scumbag lives and be on their level.

1/02/2016 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the ribbons on your chest and CB numbers mean nothing tuff guy when you're stripped, suspended, fired, and / or sitting in prison. Asshats like you don't have the brain cells to see the writing on the wall

1/02/2016 12:21:00 AM
I never thought that I would say this, but I agree with you. It is time now to lay back until these things shake out and we see what is left. I think the leftist class and political class will be looking for someone to make an example of to show people they are serious for reform, and for the acting sup to keep the job . I am waiting for some announcements on the fate of the officer who shot the guy with the bat. I can only tell you that I have heard underground rumblings from the leftist torch and pitchfork crowd that they will not accept anything less then adverse action , although they know nothing about the incident ( neither do I for that matter). The leftist already claim that nothing the CPD or prosecutor says can be believed and only a trial will get to the truth,

1/02/2016 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous The Neanderthal said...
BCP speculates about --

"...giving people who are candidates for jail cells "space and distance to vent" in order to "de-escalate" conflict situations."

12/31/2015 01:11:00 PM

Motherf___ers have had nothing BUT "space and distance to vent" on everything around them for years and years. That is how The Situation At Hand came to be.

When the street outside begins to fill with flashing blue lights, it's an indication that something needs to be done about the aforementioned Situation.

1/02/2016 12:08:00 AM

Whooo!
We're with you in wondering how those RAPS are going to look
when nearly every district has a couple or three "de-escalation
events" going?

Then a handful of feverish m/fers do the fool downtown with
a high casualty count.

But we all know that the smart people in charge have
war gamed every possible contingency while achieving
the false efficiency of reducing Police manpower by a third.

How can it be that right thinking individuals seem to "get it"
BUT Rahm and his brain trust somehow can't?

Heh... Lots of stuff coming out about how
Rahm isn't the smart, insightful "business man" local media
fluffed him up to be.

He WILL be he one to bring grievous harm to this city
with his mania for spin and message control and the
wholly unnecessary agit-prop proxy war he declared
on first responders.

1/02/2016 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the "Do your job right and you have nothing to worry about". Tell that to the cop in Ferguson.

1/02/2016 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You drove thru Cabrini in the early 90s on New Years eve and had no business being there. So what you're saying is you were young and dumb? Hope you out grew that.
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No, I drove west on Division to reach Halsted, and just happened to pass by several buildings that made up the Cabrini Green housing complex. Sure, I had no business at Cabrini, but had to get somewhere and was taking the quickest route. It's not as if I stopped to make a crack purchase. If it makes you feel better, I drove the entire street at a speed that far exceeded the posted speed limit.

As for being young and dumb, I've been in a lot more dangerous places around the world where I probably had no business being either, but we do what we gotta do. Still here, still kicking, still going to do what I gotta do. Which sometimes includes transiting some real shitholes.

Stay safe.

1/02/2016 04:11:00 PM  

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