Thursday, March 31, 2016

Pro-Police Rally

  • Two months after nearly 70 men, women and children stood at Archer and Nashville in darkness, rain and near-freezing temperatures—all to show support for Chicago Police officers—those same people and possibly hundreds more are expected to rally at Archer and Harlem at noon Saturday, April 2.

    “A turnout of that many people in that kind of weather, on short notice, said a lot about the strong character of our neighborhoods,” said Garfield Ridge Neighborhood Watch President Al Cacciottolo. “If the springtime weather is good and enough people know about this ahead of time, we may get 10 times as many people as before.”

    Plans for the 60-minute rally were announced by Cacciottolo at the GRNW’s March meeting, held at St. Jane de Chantal Parish’s Ward Hall. About 50 people attended.
We got this from a bunch of people, including organizers. Good luck and thanks for your support.

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46 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be careful at any pro police rallies. There might be protesters there like the ones at the Trump rally ready to do damage.

3/31/2016 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good!

3/31/2016 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so very much for your support. God bless all of you for your kindness and willingness to support the CPD.

3/31/2016 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Thurston Howell III said...

Good to hear the neighborhood is pro-police.

That's the one place I do drive to for Weber's chocolate pound cake. We serve that when royalty comes over.

Protect that place at ALL cost!

If Lovey doesn't get her pound cake, she'll just scream!

Now where did I park my Rolls?

3/31/2016 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al Cacciatolo is 23rd Ward Superintendent and a great guy who is very pro police. You 008 th district Rangers ought to remember that in your travels. We don't have too many friends like this guy. Let's keep him! You know what I'm saying.

3/31/2016 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be prepared to be branded as "racists" by the media
Be prepared to be confronted by BLM protesters
Be prepared to see St Jane staff in trouble with Cupich
Be prepared to have this event cancelled as a "safety concern" by the city, archdiocese and aldercreatures

3/31/2016 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
Be careful at any pro police rallies. There might be protesters there like the ones at the Trump rally ready to do damage.

3/31/2016 12:51:00 AM<<<

Can free, PROTECTED. parking be provided?
If so then publish that and you will get more pro-police people participating.

3/31/2016 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
Be careful at any pro police rallies. There might be protesters there like the ones at the Trump rally ready to do damage.

3/31/2016 12:51:00 AM<<<

Can free, PROTECTED. parking be provided?
If so then publish that and you will get more pro-police people participating.

3/31/2016 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al is the best. Very funny guy with a huge heart.

3/31/2016 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Both my kids are in law enforcement,Could you give a little
more specific info about this rally ?I want to go.

3/31/2016 07:07:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Nicely done people.

3/31/2016 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even on the toughest days on the beat, never forget there are good and kind people in this city that support CPD. It's those people that you should remember each day you start your shift. They are worthy of your best efforts.

3/31/2016 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to hear. Afterwards maybe head to Brother Rice HS were the CPD Enforcers football team open their season at 1 pm vs Cleveland PD.

3/31/2016 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad our union reps and president don't conjure up stuff like Al Cacciatolo. Our policing climate would be entirely different. Our union sucks ass!

3/31/2016 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

expect a counter protest. Be prepared

3/31/2016 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you good citizens - hopefully the 008th district will be able to protect this gathering unlike the 012 district & UIC PD whose command staff caved in to political concerns such as de-militarization. Another Ramsey/21st Century Commission/PERF sell out of the working police. Hey Chuck, earning that consulting fee? You been very quiet for a guy who knows all the answers.

3/31/2016 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al Cacciatolo is very pro police, he has done more for the community then any alderman has ever done. Although he is 23rd ward superintendent he will still help the section of the 14th ward that Burke stole form the 23rd ward during the ward remap.

3/31/2016 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al Cacciatolo is a gentleman who supports the police and his neighborhood. He would make a great alderman,

3/31/2016 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully the department rehiring retirees will be like this guy part time teaching the young kids how to be the police:

http://www.11alive.com/features/91-year-old-citizen-patrols-dickinson-1/111633032

3/31/2016 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

#blm and their progressive allies are going to
shut this down.

Support for CPD is now considered racist.
Right?

3/31/2016 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will be there and I have a special can of bear spray deodorant for them !!

#protestors

3/31/2016 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets make sure that there are lots of off duty coppers there. If you live in that area and are r.d.o., get your ass out there to protect those good people who show us support. Nobody has to know your the police, and if some assholes show up to cause trouble or something bad does happen, we can help protect those that support us.

3/31/2016 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you to our fraternity leadership for standing with officer van dyke and helping him in spite of the morons who will protest our every move. Innocent until proven guilty means exactly that.

3/31/2016 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome

3/31/2016 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al Cacciatolo is 23rd Ward Superintendent and a great guy who is very pro police. You 008 th district Rangers ought to remember that in your travels. We don't have too many friends like this guy. Let's keep him! You know what I'm saying.

3/31/2016 01:32:00 AM
Yes he is always running around everything from getting an old firetruck running around playing Santa Claus for the kids, to helping organize neighborhood parades, He is 1 man that really makes Garfield Ridge a nice place to live. At least this area is starting to "rise up" and show up for it's maligned hard working coppers beat 811/812 the beats in that area are short staffed while the east end gets all the services and hundreds of millions to the tax dollars paid by Garfield Ridge residents is diverted to the thug areas, maybe next the split ward will hold Zalewski-Burke_Quinn_Madigan_Lipinski finally accountable and get the overtime extra police out here,but do the same in 022,016 areas! Eddie Johnson you wanted ideas well here you go, hope to see you Saturday with all the shiny Gold Stars in attendance!

3/31/2016 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, people who live normal lives in normal neighborhoods that don't shit ok the police on a daily basis appreciate the police? Shocking.

3/31/2016 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Rahm al-Ghoul going to give his nodding
consent for the paid protestors of the #blm/
aclu/progressive mob to shut down the racists
showing support for the racist, "blue wall of silence" cops?

No peace until they see Police rolling on the ground
trying to arrest each other for "misconduct."

That's what they say they want.
Right?

3/31/2016 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares

3/31/2016 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets hope the police chaplain or any other religious are not ordered by Archbishop Cupich to not attend like he ordered them at the 009th district rally. But it is ok for michael phalger to hold anti police rallies.

3/31/2016 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the flip side, check this interactive map to see where teachers, BLMers, etc are protesting tomorrow. Hope there is a better plan in place than there was for Trump rally protests.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=zyt_WzGbtLWs.kpwioHK9mKW8

3/31/2016 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Lets hope the police chaplain or any other religious are not ordered by Archbishop Cupich to not attend like he ordered them at the 009th district rally. But it is ok for michael phalger to hold anti police rallies.

3/31/2016 04:21:00 PM
It was also ok for brandt to throw huge fundraising efforts for daleys convicted aide Greg sorich at his church hey father any fundraising efforts for CPD copper Aldo Brown you know got 2 years federal time for doing his job in terror town. Crickets

3/31/2016 06:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Thank you to our fraternity leadership for standing with officer van dyke and helping him in spite of the morons who will protest our every move. Innocent until proven guilty means exactly that.

3/31/2016 12:07:00 PM

Finally just don't back down and if any of the retired idiots are still paying yearly dues give these thugs money back pathetic what they are doing to coppers after they conveniently retired now go after brother and sister in blue sure looks like racist act!

3/31/2016 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a few people video tape the "people" that disrupt the rally.
Show the Amish at work.

3/31/2016 06:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless all these good people.

I would like to attend, hold a sign and be with some sane, decent people for a change.

3/31/2016 06:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like when the police are around

3/31/2016 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Archer and Harlem AT NOON Saturday, April 2. Arrive 1130-1145

Supporters will gather in the Walgreens parking lot as well as the Frank and Joes Deli Parking lot across the street, encompassing both sides of Archer Avenue East of Harlem. There are several supportive businesses in the area so there will be plenty of parking available to all who attend. One block South is a parking lot on the Summit Side of Harlem (West side) large enough to hold about 50+ cars. If need-be the side streets are safe. Remember, this community od supportive and pro-police.

3/31/2016 07:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did 012 keep the protesters out of the union hall unlike the last 2 when they gave up the credit union and their own district lobby to blm? Nice job!!! Oh, and also trump rally at uic. Who the fuck is running these clowns? And hopefully they have nobody protesting there tomorrow. What else can they give up?

3/31/2016 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I wear my police uniform or is that only allowed @ the pride parade?

3/31/2016 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thank you to our fraternity leadership for standing with officer van dyke and helping him in spite of the morons who will protest our every move. Innocent until proven guilty means exactly that.

3/31/2016 12:07:00 PM

Second that.
It's what a union is SUPPOSED to do for its members.

3/31/2016 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al Cacciottolo is a gentleman!!!!

Hopefully the next 23rd Ward Alderman

=)
42nd Ward Supt.

3/31/2016 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Known Al for many, many, years. Great guy. I know for a fact that he has gone out of his way and helped Police Officers and/or family members of Police Officers who have hit a rough patch in their life. As long as I have known him, he has always been pro police. This rally does not surprise me at all,

4/01/2016 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Finally just don't back down and if any of the retired idiots are still paying yearly dues give these thugs money back pathetic what they are doing to coppers after they conveniently retired now go after brother and sister in blue sure looks like racist act!

3/31/2016 06:26:00 PM

Could you please repeat that in English?

4/01/2016 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Afterwards, I might have to stop at Joe&Frank's for some homemade cheesecake with peaches.... delicious.

4/01/2016 01:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldnt be surprised if the black lives matter protesters are planning on coming to stop the rally!

4/02/2016 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

008 district men and women that work the district are hero'. Retired, and always look at them patrolling with pride.
You great people stay safe from the East end to the West end. Us retired guys at home got you backs.

Most of us retired guys, loved the job and the people they worked with. Once a cop always a cop. Still miss the street after being gone for 5 years.

Bless all CPD.

4/02/2016 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor or fact- teachers shouting fuk the police!

4/02/2016 09:53:00 PM  

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