Sunday, March 27, 2016

Wait.....Who?

Hispanic caucus angry about no qualified individuals?


Black caucus making noise about hearings and the "revrunds" screeching?


White caucus all up in....oh wait....never mind.


  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked Eddie Johnson, the Chicago Police Department’s African-American chief of patrol, to become the city’s next top cop in an unprecedented end-run around the Chicago Police Board aimed at boosting cops’ morale and restoring the community’s trust.

    Sources told the Chicago Sun-Times that Emanuel offered the $260,044-a-year post to Johnson before rejecting the Police Board’s three recommended finalists to replace Supt. Garry McCarthy, dumped by Emanuel amid public outrage over the video released in November showing a white cop shooting and killing black teenager Laquan McDonald.
Anyone who saw the video released by De-Escalante last month attempting to explain away the 76-box ISR report and the ACLU flyer saw Eddie Johnson looking steamily outraged that he was be forced to sit and listen to this clap-trap from 18 inches away. you could see it on his face he thought it was a bullshit move.

And anyone who went to the CompStat meeting a few weeks ago, heard Eddie Johnson call out all the other exempts for failing to lead and pretty much being wusses.

So what does this mean for the Department? We imagine DeEscalante is on his way out. There might be (should be) a lot of sudden turnover at upper levels. The "revrunds" and the Black caucus have been hamstrung by Rahm. Lori Lightfoot has been made to look bad. Rahm is obviously trying to get the cops on his side by picking someone who has a modicum of respect from the rank-and-file and who was actually the police during his career.

Interesting times ahead.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Johnson may just be Interim Superintendent.
News has changed for full spot to interim in just few minutes

3/27/2016 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for Eddie! A decent boss who most people respect. OK now let's hear from the bullshit posters who don't like the guy because he told you no 15 years ago. Rham, you're still in a sub basement with me but because of this I might (I said might) actually turn a light on down there for you! Don't worry guys, it won't be a very big light.

3/27/2016 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great choice, but not if it takes an illegal move to get there.
Emanuel always has to make the slick move, just to show he can. Well, Feds, look no further; here's your perfect example of 'the Chicago way'.
Damn, it's a shame a good guy gets caught in the middle of it.

3/27/2016 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not going to help until HB 1304 is recinded and ACLU kicked out. Too bad. It would've been nice to finally work for a superintendent who is the police and knows what time it is.

3/27/2016 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For once a pick that makes sense. Eddie Johnson is capable and a gentleman. He does not care what the color of your skin is or your background is. He cares about people, the department the city and the coppers. I truly believe that Eddie Johnson took this job for the right reasons of being a police officer. What I love about him the misfits that he is extremely fair. Eddie will stand behind you if you did your job the right way and if you are a copper turned crook he will personally walk you into the federal building. He is a cops cop and he is a citizens cop. He is the guy that both the police and the citizens actually want to take this job. He will take the back of a copper who is working and doing the job right. If your a copper who turned to the other sides do are a criminal he will have no problem taking care of business and make sure you wind up in the crosshairs of the states attorney. Which is the way it should be. We are cops not criminals. He is very fair and nice guy. A boss who actually still tries to look out for the troops morale and won't lie and spin the truth. If something is bad we will tell you, he won't lie to you and he will tell you what he really thinks about something good or bad. You would be hard pressed to find anything negative about chief johnson.. But then again on this site the commenters will complain about anything and everything. Congrats Eddie Johnson, to say you were a prince of a boss was an understatement... Now let's see how you do as a boss/politician.

3/27/2016 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, not only do I thoroughly enjoy your writing skills, I absolutely love your graphics to go along with it. As always, thank you.

3/27/2016 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya like we're supposed to believe that by speaking your mind your gonna get some respect?
Just ask the po's that just got dumped from 2521 for " lack of activity"
Oh I'm sure it has nothing to do with them speaking their mind at an "open forum" that the commander asked for at our roll call.
That's ok... Thoes 2 guys have more respect in that room than any coward white shirt that walks the halls of the old Indian burial ground.

The Hanson Park Gate Keeper

3/27/2016 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good boss. Let the hating begin..

3/27/2016 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not so fast, in this city you move to high spots by who you know. Not buying the Rahm wants to appease the troops just yet.

3/27/2016 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's about ZOD?

3/27/2016 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BFD he was the "police" during his career on the street. Once he sits in that chair, Rahm controls him, the ACLU controls him, the revs control him, the Feds investigation will control him, and pols and IPRA will impact him, long and short of it is that he ceases being his own man.

He will be reacting to the events that swirl around him unable to do anything other than to placate the masses, the Feds, the ACLU, etc. etc. by dropping the hammer. He will be forced to account for crime and homicides, unable to control both like all others who came before him, because he and the pols can't change the culture of the community responsible for the crime and homicides. He will be forced to do more with less, reinventing OT programs to flood areas with police in an effort to stem the tide.

And what will hamstrung him even more, though he will try, is the lack of vehicle stops and street stops due to the ISR, which he cannot get out from under. And as long as the ISR is in place, as long as the ACLU has its hands on the pulse of the department and as long as the FBI is investigating, pro-active police work that once kept the lid on the pot from boiling over will be a thing of the past.

Say hello to a city that is about to get the police department the liberals have always wanted from police departments, in spite of what is good for the citizens of Chicago and what tactics work in keeping crime and homicides down.

Could put Zorro's horse in charge of the Chicago Police Department and it would still be the same. It isn't that the department has to change, it is the culture of this society that has to change, but won't due to SJWs implementing its agenda.

3/27/2016 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They can make Jesus himself the new Superintendent I'm still not doing any ISR. The aldermen and other politicians got exactly the police department they wanted. I'm here now to write reports and back my brothers in blue up. STAY FETAL my friends.

3/27/2016 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh boy ... We are going to have a bloody summer.

3/27/2016 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie Johnson is a great man for the job. I worked for him when he was a Sergeant in A/4 and he was a stand up boss. He get 2 thumbs up from me.

3/27/2016 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me again. sorry sergeant typo.. It happens frequently at 1AM LOL

3/27/2016 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still wouldn't vote for the guy but this is a good move.

3/27/2016 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Not Barney Fife said...

All things considered, this could be a good thing.

Best of luck to him and the CPD. Get back to REAL policing!!!!


3/27/2016 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The law requires the mayor to pick from finalists the Police Board gives him. Emanuel plans to meet the letter of the law by rejecting the three names the board presented and appointing Johnson first to replace John Escalante as interim superintendent. Then, he’ll ask the Police Board to conduct a second search.

This time, Johnson — who hadn’t initially applied for the job — will apply and presumably be one of the finalists. The mayor could then make it official and hand Johnson the permanent job."

Why give it to someone who doesn't want the job?

3/27/2016 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck you Rahm! I' m doing nothing @ work. Eddie Johnson is a loser and he WILL NOT bring morale.

3/27/2016 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! I never thought I would say this, but way to go Rahm!!

3/27/2016 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie Johnson is one of the best this department has to offer. I was under his supervision when he was a new sergeant in 005. He is a great person and supervisor. I hope rank hasn't changed him too much. I did give him some shit about hugging Fr. Pfleger when he was the 006th District commander...he laughed about it.

3/27/2016 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this guy even want it? I heard he didn't put in for it. He's probably better than the three fools Lightfoot sent Rahm.

3/27/2016 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like it. I really like it.

3/27/2016 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting, Very Interesting...

3/27/2016 02:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great news. That makes me want to un-retire and ask for my retirement papers back. Arghhh! No it doesn't! Hell no! Phew, I woke up in a sweat! I checked my closet, all the blue shirts are still gone. Third grandchild on the way. No way on earth would I come back. O. W. Wilson couldn't get me to come back.

3/27/2016 02:35:00 AM  
Blogger americanlt said...

Regardless of what happens Mayor Emmanual's political career is finished. The rest of the nation is laughing at him.

3/27/2016 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the best Easter ever!!!!!!!!!!

3/27/2016 02:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too much damage has been done to this department over the last decade. The ship is sunk. We're past the point of no return.

3/27/2016 04:09:00 AM  
Anonymous The Neanderthal said...

Wow. This is some interesting footwork here.

Hard to remember sometimes that everyone in Chicago isn't working some kind of angle -- just everyone in City Hall.

I had hoped for a supt. from the ranks here, but as everyone says, he won't have any room to take a swing or any stick to do it with since BLM and the ACLU now run the Department.

With ISRs and "no helmets" and "let them scream in your face" and "hands off" and "give them room to destroy" and "trial by video," well...the increase will just continue to increase.

Stay safe, God bless, and Happy Easter to all.

...and best of wishes and good luck to Eddie Johnson. He will need it.

3/27/2016 05:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many merit promotions has Eddie gotten, and how many test has this guy actually passed? I'm still still fetal.

Yours truly ,

Fetal Fannie

3/27/2016 05:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We'll see how great a guy Eddie really is. Funny things happen when people gain a position of power. All you people writing words of praise may have a different opinion in six months. In the meantime I shall remain fetal.

3/27/2016 05:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm will have him sign an undated resignation letter. The first time he crosses Rahm the letter will get a date. Rahm wants someone to stop the cops from complaining and doesnt give two shits about the murder rate or anything else. Rahm is still stupid enough to think he has a political future at the national level.

3/27/2016 05:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Mr. Mayor but the damage has been done. The actions of you're old boss, your own actions, the courts, and the publics' attitude towards us has me convinced its better for my own my financial well being and freedom if I just answer my calls and leave the proactive citizen to take police action on his own.

3/27/2016 05:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rham knows he's the next anita.... if eddie gets to run the dept the way he wants to ... and the big "if" he tells the aclu to fuck off, he'll be a god.

3/27/2016 05:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie Johnson didn't even put it. That makes Rahm look more like a asshole,and I love that he screwed the police board.

3/27/2016 05:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On a more important note, Happy Easter to the entire SCC family and may God Bless ALL our fellow First Responders. Stay Safe!

3/27/2016 05:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"No Murder Sunday," huh?

"One man is dead and at least 17 others have been wounded in shootings since Saturday afternoon on the South, West and Near West sides..."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-violence-shootings-20160326-story.html

Here we goooo...

3/27/2016 05:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was the plan all along. Eddie knew he was going to be superintendent. Why you think Eddie went to that FBI school last year? He's a good boss but it's not going to change anything. Still a puppet and still got the aclu involved

3/27/2016 05:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Ken said...

I do not know Eddie Johnson and he seem to be a good guy, but what a lot of PO forget is that once you put the 4 stars on your shirt and coat things change very quickly. He will have your back only as far as he mayor and aldermen let him and whether he likes it or not he will throw you under the bus. Remember no matter who has the job we are still screwed, the politicians and the public will want us tarred and feathered just because they can we must stay FETAL. The ACLU is still here and is enjoying making a PO's life a living hell.

3/27/2016 06:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Fetalologist said...

This has nothing to do with appeasing the troops and everything to do with appeasing the black cacus and revruns.
Will it appease the G though?

Stay Fetal

3/27/2016 06:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember this day all you yay sayers for when the winds of politics change and they will, you quickly will be the biggest haters. Must you be reminded that the real power is with the mayor.

3/27/2016 06:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm, Eddie Johnson nice guy, but if I'm not mistaken ISRs don't go to Eddie Johnson for review, they go to the ACLU.

3/27/2016 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't make any difference who he picks.

You can not violate peoples (and folks) civil rights.

The ACLU is going to use each and every ISR generated for their next class action suit against Chicago, and yes, you personally.

Rahm will have Chicago well in his rear view mirror by the summer of 2019. He will be on Wall St. or K St. making a fortune while you're being deposed and listing your assets.

3/27/2016 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the hell is a Hispanic caucus? I'm Hispanic and I do not relate, associate, or congregate with any of these "caucuses". I'm sick and tired of being roped into the whole black and brown thing! I don't believe in LAPA or whatever Hispanic kiss ass organization is around. I am proud to be foreign born, but even prouder to be a US citizen and served honorably as a US Marine, Semper Fidelis!! I urge all Hispanics to distance yourselves from any politician who want to align you with any ghetto rat organization. Stay away from the Prekwinkle's, Jackson's, Sharpton's, Gutierez's etc. Remember, these are all politicians who only care about the next four years in office. The only way to get our department back is to take the Windy City politics away......... Ha! Also, Karen Lewis is not the voice of education of my "Brown kids". One more thing, this goes to all parents, white, black, hispanic, asian, etc. Stop allowing your kids to act and talk like ghetto ass rappers. We can all see how that is working out for "those people". Yep, I said it, so what? Chupame los huevos!!

3/27/2016 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 outsiders later

Too little, too late

This was done because city hall lost control of the city. This had to be done to hope for any sort of proactive policing this summer. This is the equivalent of using an AED on the department to revive it. What do you have to lose at this point?

3/27/2016 06:58:00 AM  
Blogger 011 2nd Watch DOG said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Not going to help until HB 1304 is recinded and ACLU kicked out. Too bad. It would've been nice to finally work for a superintendent who is the police and knows what time it is.

3/27/2016 12:20:00 AM

Winner winner chicken diner.

3/27/2016 06:59:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Anyone who says Eddie Johnson is a loser doesn't know the man. Best decision Rahm ever made.

3/27/2016 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get rid of that DSS bullshit....please!

3/27/2016 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damage is done. Morale is destroyed. One puppet appointment is not going to fix this department.

3/27/2016 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great choice - but I'm not sure what he can do to turn around the morale in the CPD. That is a monumental task at this point seeing how we are in bed with a private organization like the ACLU who's looking to hang us by the balls - and our exempts and our mayor want us to provide them with the rope. The news media and politicians keep focusing on restoring trust in the community, but the bigger problem is restoring morale in the CPD and getting police to somehow buy back into being proactive police again. Not sure any choice could do that at this point - but glad to see he got the nod. Once they start realizing that police are not the problem in these communities - the assholes who live there and terrorize it on a daily basis - then maybe we can start moving forward as a Dept. Buy he's still got a bunch of merit hack exempts under his command who are either concerned with keeping their own gold stars at ANY cost or who are just plain over their heads because they were given promotions they didn't deserve or earn. I wish him luck.

3/27/2016 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie worked for us at VSEP, and I can tell you he is the Real Deal; but It Matters Not, because like some Classic Greek Tragedy the King is Flawed! Consider that Rahm, according to the Scum-Times wanted the PhD, but because the PhD went home and bragged, Rahm's Ego and Narcissist Personality were wounded, so in retaliation, Rahm chooses someone who was not even in the running! Johnson had not even submitted an application. This is not about the best interests of CPD or the citizenry; THIS IS ALL ABOUT RAHM'S EGO NEEDING TO BE STROKED! AND WHOMEVER HE APPOINTS, THE ACLU AND DOJ ARE NOT GOING AWAY! RAHM HAS SURRENDERED CONTROL OF THE CPD TO A HANDFUL OF LEFTIST POLICE HATING OUT OF TOWN LIBERALS, WHO WOULD NEVER LIVE IN CHICAGO OR CONSIDER SENDING THEIR KIDS TO SCHOOL HERE, (UNLESS IT WAS THE LAB SCHOOL, Latin or Parker.) Rahm still hates CPD and Johnson will not survive the remainder of Rahm's term in Office. As for CPD, it will suffer for years after Rahm is gone, that will be his legacy, and the citizens who are dumb enough to remain here will suffer just as we do now when we send our parking meter quarters to Dubai, thanks to "Stumble & Mumble" Daley. Do Not be Fooled, Stay Fetal, Stay Fetal, Stay Fetal! This End Run around the Police Board is a demonstration of as Rahm puts it Chick Fillet "Chicago Values" Baby"G"

3/27/2016 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that the same Eddie Johnson that finished his basketball career with the Houston Rockets? The guy was a great free thrower. Didn't know he became the police. Good Luck Eddie. 😎

3/27/2016 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie Johnson ACTUALLY gives a shit about coppers ; talk to the man for two minutes and he comes off very genuine . I don't know how effective he"ll be in this current climate but none the less he's an excellent pick .

3/27/2016 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is the master politician. Rumor has it that if Hillary is indited, Rahm will be the democrat presidential candidate.

3/27/2016 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A year from now what will you be saying about your new Boss? Hope it's as positive as todays posts.

3/27/2016 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --

In the spirit of this day --

Orange, Connecticut -- Marauding parents in Easter Egg hunt rampage: Out-of-control adults push children to the ground, steal their buckets and leave one four-year-old 'bloody' at chaotic free event

* Children were trampled as 1,000 people stormed the PEZ center field
* 9,000 eggs were laid out on three different age-bracketed sections
* But when the egg hunt started, 'parents stormed the field stealing eggs'
* One four-year-old was left 'bloody', many toddlers 'pushed into the mud'


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3511343/Marauding-parents-Easter-Egg-hunt-rampage-control-adults-push-children-ground-steal-buckets-leave-one-four-year-old-bloody-chaotic-free-event.html

3/27/2016 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember guys, Rahm hates you and wants to "stick it in your ear".

I'm sure this man is a fine person, but remember who the boss is.

He can't backtrack on the ACLU/ISR business.

Democratic Party is "All BLM, All The Time" now.

Hillary will atone for Bill putting all those black boys in irons back in the 90s by sending white cops to dungeons.

Don't be bullshitted.

3/27/2016 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does it matter?!?!?? Not at all ..........

3/27/2016 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Oh boy ... We are going to have a bloody summer.

3/27/2016 12:42:00 AM

This will be the bloodiest summer in decades across the country.

3/27/2016 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retired 640. Patrol is the core of any policing system. The blue shirts ARE the police. Eddie knows this. This is a very good move for the department and especially the blue shirts.

3/27/2016 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much did it cost the city to get the interview process started? A search firm? Interview costs, transportation, hotel rooms travel expenses etc. etc.and then the mayor, ( I use the term mockingly), just end runs the whole process. What a dump hole the city has become. I'm gone, live in the country, 3 cars at a red light is a traffic jam, gotta watch out for the local wild turkeys in the driveway, clean air, etc. haven't been back to Chriaq in 4 yrs and don't miss it.

3/27/2016 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want my say....I'm part of the newly established "Blue Caucus"

3/27/2016 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Black, brown, white or asian it doesn't matter the de-human factor has taken hold. We as a department are weakened and shall never recover. I don't care how legit they want it to be arm yourselves good tax paying citizens of Chicago because crime is on the way and a new superintendent can't stop it.

3/27/2016 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whomever is leading this ship won't affect me in the least!!

3/27/2016 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie Johnson has a job equal to up-righting the Titanic.
It's nearly impossible as we're pretty much sunk and about to hit bottom.
Then again how anyone be expected to accomplish that task...there's too many sharks in the water on a feeding frenzy.

3/27/2016 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know him , never worked for him and doesn't matter who gets the spot
Bottom line is as long as politics drives the department nothing will
Change. I don't know if it's possible to seperate the two but you can't
Let politics drive the department. The minute someone starts to say
Things like brutality or corruption the politicians start to get nervous
And want to appease the people and so we find ourselves in a bad spot
When you have bad politicians then you get a disengaged police force
We need to start with a mayor who will stand up there and tell people
That they are gonna be held responsible for there actions and there behavior
If they want to challenge the police then appropriate action will be taken
And they will determine the level of response necessary for us to be safe
And to do our jobs then they need to stand behind the troops if there is a law suit
Then fight it and start turning the tide
But that's not gonna happen it's not gonna ever happen not in the current
World we live in so although this guy might be a good guy and he may have been a great
Policeman and boss he is not the answer no will be the answer because
The question is not who the right sup is , the question is who the right
Mayor is and he still to show himself

3/27/2016 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hate to say this, but Rahm hit this one out of the park. An Easter gift to Patrol!

3/27/2016 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And tomorrow I'll still be pushing a beat car on the west side.

3/27/2016 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Latino Aldermen Demand Escalante Be Considered For CPD Superintendent
March 18, 2016

CHICAGO (CBS) — Members of the Chicago City Council Latino Caucus on Friday demanded interim Police Supt. John Escalante get the job permanently, or at least be included on a new list of finalists for the position.

Ald. George Cardenas (12th), who chairs the Latino Caucus, said all 11 members feel Escalante has done a good job since taking over for the fired Garry McCarthy, and the Chicago Police Board should have included him among the finalists sent to Mayor Rahm Emanuel for consideration.

“How can you have confidence the board that, through its process, rejects the same man that is leading the charge right now? I do question that,” he said.

Ald. Daniel Solis (25th) said it’s about more than just Escalante being left off the list of finalists.

“The fact that there wasn’t a Latino in the final three candidates, that’s not only a disappointment, that’s insulting,” he said.

Solis said the mayor should make sure the list of finalists for the superintendent’s job includes a Latino, specifically Escalante.

“As it now gets to the mayor’s office, he should respect the position that we’re taking, and tell the Police Board that you’ve got to come up with a new list,” he said.

3/27/2016 08:28:00 AM  
Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...

Regardless of how good of a man or copper he is/was, it still doesn't change a damn thing. The horse is out of the barn. All you daydreamers that think "real policing" will make some kind of triumphant return because of a new, likeable face in the top spot are smoking crack.

Remember one thing: The person in the big chair, regardless of what kind of reputation he comes with or persona he projects, still serves at the mayors every whim and fancy. A likable guy who was a working copper back in the day turned fair sergeant, lieutenant etcetera can't - and shouldn't - give you the green light to resume gloves off policing. THOSE DAYS ARE DEAD, NEVER TO RETURN. And if you think otherwise, you're in for a very rude awakening.

He can only go to bat for us lowly blue shirted grunts so far, and that will be dependent on how much leash the Nine Fingered Prick allows him. I also worked for the man and vouch for his reputation and qualities; that said, he WILL toe the company line like every Supe that preceded him, simple as that.

And all you goofs complimenting Rahm for this move??? How quickly you forget that he does things that benefit Rahm, and Rahm only. If you think installing Eddie as Supe was done with our morale and wellbeing in mind, I've got oceanfront property in Arizona to sell you.

Until next time... REMAIN FETAL (it's working).

3/27/2016 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sun times article has it all. Not a drinker, not a gambler and not a womanizer.

Wow was Williams was one of these?
Alexander went back to Atlanta and said he had job, and Rham dropped him.

As for women no comments

This will be Fun on Monday.

Guess no murders on Sunday failed also

3/27/2016 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie Johnson is a great choice. Of course there will be negative comments because everybody has enemies especially on this site. He is a decent person and a fair guy who cares about his people and the good citizens of this city. He is a much better choice than Gene Williams who is in the back pocket of the reverends, an outsider from Atlanta and a woman who couldn't handle a much smaller and less complex department than Chicago. As you say SCC this is a big screw your to the reverends, and the Hispanic and Black caucus who will have a hard time opposing him. All in all an excellent choice, and I hope people will give him a chance.

3/27/2016 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, Eddie is the best, he's the real police! Have you ever heard this man speak? Oh yeah, a real morale boost, give me a break. Will one of you EJ lovers please tell me what could he possibly do to improve things around here? Is he getting rid of ISRs? Is he going to force the city to fund our pension? Is he going send the DOJ home? Face it, his hands are tied, he's Rham's puppet.

3/27/2016 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How would you like to have the superintendent's job where 1) you are prohibited from saying what the real causes of the violent crime are. 2) you are prohibited from doing what would help minimize/ control the violent crime problem (Giuliani/NYC). 3) You are required to stay quiet and accept the blame for the city's violent crime problem while the people who ARE responsible for it receive the " Cow in India" treatment. 4) Are controlled by a communist 9 fingered arrogant, elitist and pompous mayor, ghetto reverends, the left wing hate group the ACLU, with a liberal court system that, even when they did allow the police to do there job, still refuse & continue to refuse to acknowledge that jail is a better place for a criminal than being free in the community to terrorize it over & over again.... All of this is clear from high amongst the trees in Hanson Park, where only the hawks, gangbangers & the Hanson Park Gatekeeper see things clearly.

3/27/2016 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As the article said J Fled and McDrunk forced out a lot of good bosses and of course some idiots too, leaving the bench weak. Of the current crop of exempts Eddie is the best of the bunch.

3/27/2016 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its time to change bosses from sargeants to commanders in the areas and districts.

3/27/2016 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To little to late.

3/27/2016 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel that mayors office must have read SCC.
They had to see the bad press regarding the three finalists.

so rham played the gamble

3/27/2016 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This move might be with the thought that Kim Foxx is probably the next State's Attorney. She has very little experience and will be learning on the job. EJ can help with that process...an outsider could not. EW just had too much clout baggage.

3/27/2016 09:03:00 AM  
Blogger Retired-On-Duty said...

Regardless of what happens Mayor Emmanual's political career is finished. The rest of the nation is laughing at him.

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NOPE.

He will steal millions more under Hillary's administration as a cabinet member.

Just like the Goodfella's movie; STEAL as much as you can out of something, THEN just burn it to the ground. Disgusting thieves.

3/27/2016 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have heard from a few people that have worked for and under him that Eddie Johnson is an excellent boss. This is out of the mouths of P.O'S, and now that he is the top dog hopefully he won't change and give in to all this B.S going on.

3/27/2016 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is a good guy but what has any exempts done since the firing of McCarthy,wait a month and the shootings will still be at a all time high..

3/27/2016 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


The Hanson Park Gate Keeper

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Wow... You are a complete pud....

3/27/2016 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic, but interesting......NY mayor has "decreed" that all low level misdemeanors are NOT to be enforced......open drinking on the street, peeing in public, mass congregating on the corners, hanging in the parks after hours, on and on......and now, the great AG Lynch wants this to go nationwide......or will withhold federal funds.....
What a great society this is turning into......of course, Lynch and Wilhelm will NEVER have people on THEIR corners hanging out at 3 a.m., drinking 40s, peeing on their lawns, so what do they care?
Stay safe my brothers and sisters in blue......protect yourselves and each other......

3/27/2016 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all of you why is that Rahm doesn't to need follow rules. This guy Johnson didn't apply to become supernintendo, so what does that mean. I am just a homeless person asking for money out in the street. Do I get the job since I have been in the streets all my life. I know the streets very well.

3/27/2016 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Fuck you Rahm! I' m doing nothing @ work. Eddie Johnson is a loser and he WILL NOT bring morale

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More than likely because you are and always have prob been a lazy mutt. I will admit this pick has perked my morale quite a bit. Don't pretend you are "staying fetal" now because of the protests and aclu. I'm willing to bet you have been fetal for most of your career and this is just your current excuse for it.

3/27/2016 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah Im not sure anything matters at this point. The city is fatally wounded by Liberalism and Obama's, and spineless Leaders, and these revrunds. These Police Boss's all go poo poo in their pants whenever a decision has to be made, unless its getting a CR on one of us. Thats easy for them.

3/27/2016 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tiny dancer chose him. He didn't even apply for the position. Past attitude or performance is not indicative of future performance or attitude. With as many outside influences on the position, can a great leader make the changes? By September we should all be able to see the results. Best of luck ladies and gentlemen, continue to go home safe every day.

3/27/2016 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who gives a f@#k?! Won't change a thing...next!

3/27/2016 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
WOW! I never thought I would say this, but way to go Rahm!!

3/27/2016 01:14:00 AM

Easy there, The Mayor has never done anything that does not benefit him and him alone.

If you think he did this for the benefit of you and the CPD,you are delusional.

3/27/2016 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alexander was derailed by his past in Rochester...payback is a bitch.

3/27/2016 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:17AM....

Has nothing to do with whether or not he or any of these people said yes, no, or just walked past you 15 years ago. It has everything to do with the fact that there is a war on the police sponsored from the highest office in the land. Guys like you sound like you're still on the Little League team, and you are the exact types Rahm wants to bullshit.

3/27/2016 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Da mayor does an end around. Circumvents the established legal process to reach for a candidate that did not apply for the job. A candidate that expressed no interest in becoming the Superintendent of the second largest police department in the country. A department under federal investigation. A department reeling from ACLU initiated ISU reports.

These reports mandated by a Republican governor that holds the state of Illinois budget hostage to his agenda. These are hard times for the CPD. Da mayor shows his dictatorial tendencies by drafting his own fall guy. With imput from who? The shit storm created by this mayor is dicatorial! The tiny dancer has been fetal lately but he cannot help but show his Napolian complex. A record of making bad decisions continues. Although Eddie Johnson has some respect among the rank and file. Hugging father faker is a black mark, no pud intended. Stay fetal.

3/27/2016 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once you get to that level you become a puppet. Sorry. Good boss I hear but he will do what every other sup does, controlled by rahm and promote idiots he drinks with.

3/27/2016 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barnum and Bailey have nothing on this whole act.

3/27/2016 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Johnson becomes the next top cop, good for him but I'll wait and see what he does, as top cop. Will he support the troops or that $200,000 yearly salary?
If/when he becomes chief, it won't be long before the SHTF for someone. Wait to see where he comes down.
Then again he may decide to move to Hawaii and all these comments are moot.

J.J.

3/27/2016 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think the GD's V/L. BPSN, LK, IMD, SGD, or any other headline making gang banging POS cares who the Supt' is , hell no, business as usual, drive by's corner pitching on on it will go, sure some moves will be made by some suprvrs bringing their guy in who will make some news worthy bust here or there, but thug life don't care if RAhM puts on a uniform and a side arm. FUK THE POLICE is still the word on the corner.

3/27/2016 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Might be a good guy, but law enfocement has been destroyed, and will stay that way due to the aclu and the department that got into bed with them. They have the department they've always wanted. Enjoy and stfu.

3/27/2016 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter who is picked. That person is controlled by rham. Nothing will change, aclu will still call the shots. Stay fetal.

3/27/2016 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent choice

3/27/2016 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard nothing but good things about Johnson. If true, then he would be a great choice as the next Superintendent. An actual Chicago Police Officer and not some politically connected outsider who doesn't know shit about Chicago.

3/27/2016 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Escalante should get it!

3/27/2016 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BFD he was the "police" during his career on the street. Once he sits in that chair, Rahm controls him, the ACLU controls him, the revs control him, the Feds investigation will control him, and pols and IPRA will impact him, long and short of it is that he ceases being his own man.

He will be reacting to the events that swirl around him unable to do anything other than to placate the masses, the Feds, the ACLU, etc. etc. by dropping the hammer. He will be forced to account for crime and homicides, unable to control both like all others who came before him, because he and the pols can't change the culture of the community responsible for the crime and homicides. He will be forced to do more with less, reinventing OT programs to flood areas with police in an effort to stem the tide.

And what will hamstrung him even more, though he will try, is the lack of vehicle stops and street stops due to the ISR, which he cannot get out from under. And as long as the ISR is in place, as long as the ACLU has its hands on the pulse of the department and as long as the FBI is investigating, pro-active police work that once kept the lid on the pot from boiling over will be a thing of the past.

Say hello to a city that is about to get the police department the liberals have always wanted from police departments, in spite of what is good for the citizens of Chicago and what tactics work in keeping crime and homicides down.

Could put Zorro's horse in charge of the Chicago Police Department and it would still be the same. It isn't that the department has to change, it is the culture of this society that has to change, but won't due to SJWs implementing its agenda.


10-4

3/27/2016 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great choice!! Not RAHM tell the ACLU to get out!!

3/27/2016 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight.The mayor is obligated by city code to pick one of the three finalists sent to him by the police board, or reject all three and the board must submit three others. The mayor wants someone who was not a finalist and did not even apply. So now he rejects all three and the one the mayor wants then applies, long past the deadline. Is the board going to re-open the applications process to everyone or just to the inside the mayor wants? And, what happens if the police board sends the mayor three new finalists but the insider the mayor wants is not one of those? Yes, you are correct. The police board is controlled by the mayor and the entire process of a nationwide search is just so much smoke and mirrors. Why go through all of this nonsense? So it looks like another political triple merit promotee will now get the nod for superintendent.The fact that he is not as well qualified as many others does not matter. Whites need not apply.

3/27/2016 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 1986 a Boss told me He would back me up 100% if I was right. I told him if I was right I would not need him, it was when I made a mistake I needed him in my corner. He did not know what to say.

3/27/2016 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good boss that was always fair.if the politicians haven't got to him too much, he is a great choice for the permanent spot.
dr. death

3/27/2016 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can Cooter be his driver?

3/27/2016 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to thank SCC for putting a REAL spotlight on the 3 wanna be's supes.

The dead tree media did very little to dig any dirt up on all these so called GREAT leaders. Sexual harassment might not be a big deal anymore but it shows the character of an asshat.

Johnson has been around but what kinda of leadership can he pull commanders from. Look at the Detective division bloated with NIT-wit exempts and triple merit hacks.

District commanders who let protester take over a station and whine about contact cards but does little to solve any murders in his district.

Why is it that Commanders can just sitback and not solve any crime patterns?

Why do commanders worry about liquor licenses while the city has an actual unit for this?

Why are search warrant down throughout the City.

Why is the average age of tact officer the lowest it has ever been?

And lets not forget RAHM has hired multiple felons for leadership roles thoughout the city. Rahm has told everyone that millions were spent on THE LIGHTfoots brigade and public forums and it was all for nothing!
AND RAMSEY i cannot even figure out why grandpa is being paid any one see him making new general order or even a training video???

3/27/2016 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure Rahm has bullshit up his sleeves and he trying to satisfy the cop world by giving us someone (Johnson) for a year. Plus he didn't want the job to begin with and no matter who's in that position right now things are not going to get better. Interesting what will happen in a year.

3/27/2016 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Too much damage has been done to this department over the last decade. The ship is sunk. We're past the point of no return.

3/27/2016 04:09:00 AM

I totally agree, but he can stir the pot a little, demand that police strength be 13,500 so he can fully implement his police strategies, undo all of McJereseys polices, reopen Five Areas, get rid of XO's,and re establish 25 Districts.

No matter who or what is in charge of this department, STAY FETAL MY FRIENDS!

3/27/2016 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bye bye to Kennedy and Georgas

3/27/2016 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD is doomed. Democrat Leadership destroys anything that once worked good.

3/27/2016 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

025th District

"Oh I'm sure it has nothing to do with them speaking their mind at an "open forum" that the commander asked for at our roll call."

I CAN'T BELIEVE ANYONE WOULD FALL FOR THAT OLD TRICK, WHAT A TOOL OF A COMMANDER !!!

3/27/2016 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Repeal sb 1304

3/27/2016 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is good news.

3/27/2016 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD is FUBAR Fouled Up Beyond All Repair. Like the child's fairy tale, Humpty Dumpty the CPD has had a great fall, and all the Kings horses and all of the kings men won't put it back together again. That being said Eddie Johnson is a good guy and a good choice but he won't be able to put it back together again.

3/27/2016 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The American/Chicago resident has a short memory.

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Regardless of what happens Mayor Emmanual's political career is finished. The rest of the nation is laughing at him.

3/27/2016 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


RACIAL PROFILING OR OTHER BIASED CITY COUNCIL GOVERNMENTAL SELECTION PROCESSES MOTIVATED BY SKIN PIGMENTATION

In making routine appointments or advancing biased social promotion schemes, Chicago City Council members may not use race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, identifiable political affiliations, identifiable progressive orientations, unauthorized control exerted by assembled biased non-tolerant based coalitions or perceived blind loyalty to party officials in any City of Chicago exempt law enforcement candidate selection process


Note: Violations of this policy will be regarded as petty offenses for the city councilmen who willingly disregard any written, approved and adopted affirmative policy and accompanying ordinances regarding Human Rights. It shall be an affirmative defense for violations of said policy and ordinances by council members and their staffs that if during the commission of their sworn duties promoting protected classes under Title VII, they were acting in the capacity for the good of the people thereby holding them blameless.


3/27/2016 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI

The US 4th District has severely limited the use of tasers for "nonviolent" resisters. It is considered a complete change in every use of force model regarding tasers. Officers have substantial personal liability for using tasers on "nonviolent" resisters. Even officers who work in states that have liability protections for police officers will lose those protections in federal court for an improper taser use.

This decision is a major game changer for using tasers and some police departments covered by the 4th District have taken tasers away from officers until new policies can be written.

http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/Opinions/Published/151191.P.pdf

3/27/2016 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GREAT NEWS! At least "Cheatin' Gene" is no longer in the mix. It's no wonder that he attended the last Pre-Retirement Seminar. He will need all of that information now.

3/27/2016 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...


Johnson may just be Interim Superintendent.
News has changed for full spot to interim in just few minutes

3/27/2016 12:06:00 AM

Read the article. Nothing has 'changed'. Johnson was never given the job and everyone here just assumed he was already appointed superintendent.

The mayor intends to name him the interim, then force the committee to accept Johnson's application for the spot, since Johnson didn't apply for the job during the application period.

3/27/2016 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know the man. The problem is that whoever is in that spot has to do Rahms
Bidding. And that, among other things is exactly how we got into this mess to begin with.

3/27/2016 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello aldertheieves and your coalitions. Chicago has a murder problem not a candidate selection process problem based on perceived obvious identifiable appearance.

Each and every one of you bastards should be called on the carpet and publically ridiculed in town hall meetings complete with pitchforks and torches. Let the citizens who go to work every day in fear they will be robbed or mugged, fear their homes broken into or a loved one taken suddenly in the violence all you alderthieves seem to have no identifiable solutions and turn a blind eye to. Let the citizens ask you the tough crime based questions directly and see how brilliant each and every one of you really are.

Post the meetings on You Tube and let America see your incompetence on display. We live in serious times and politicians always revert back to politics by default never tackling the real problems nor proposing any real solutions to the third world violence on display in this once great American city.

3/27/2016 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous bratton fan said...

>He will be forced to account for crime and homicides, unable to control both like all others who came before him, because he and the pols can't change the culture of the community responsible for the crime and homicides

The "culture" changed from a culture of 750 murders/year in the 90s to 450 for the last decade. And then the "culture" changed in the last several months.

Seems to me we all know the police have a lot to do with the murder rate. I'm cautiously optimistic about Johnson.

3/27/2016 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI (cont)

This might be the scariest paragraph a US Federal District Court has ever written.

"Even noncompliance with police directives and non- violent physical resistance do not necessarily create “a continuing threat to the officers’ safety.” Meyers, 713 F.3d at 733. Examples of minimally risky physical resistance are prevalent. Refusing to enter an out-of-state officer’s police car until a local officer is summoned is not a sufficient threat to the arresting officer to justify physically striking the arrestee. See Rambo v. Daley, 68 F.3d 203, 207 (7th Cir. 1995). Nor is an arrestee pulling her arm away when a police officer attempts to grab her without explanation. See Smith, 781 F.3d at 103. An arrestee “yank[ing] his arm away” from a police officer, similarly, does not justify “being tackled.” Goodson v. City of Corpus Christi, 202 F.3d 730, 733, 740 (5th Cir. 2000)."

The whole use of force model is going to be re-written.

3/27/2016 01:18:00 PM  
Blogger The Wolf said...

The unfortunate truth is that the Mayor, the Supt and the Police are all held accountable for the shootings. No one other than the Police accept the fact that the culture itself is the responsible party and swapping, Mayors. Supt.s and CPD is like trying to fix a flat tire by putting a new engine in a car.

Getting Eddie Johnson or John Escalante as the Supt. would have been a win for everyone. Outsiders don't get the culture and always try and fix things with knee jerk reactions.

The police are not afraid of the big bad gangbangers, the police are just smart enough to know that in this very culture a heavy hand is met with total sympathy for the offenders. No outcry for the police when they are shot. 5 seconds of news coverage and then move on. If the hounds were unleashed these gangbangers would know that we have not gone away but are merely on pause. Until police are protected from lawsuits the way states attorneys and judges are there will be zero change. Tell a senior citizen good morning ma'am and that makes sense, tell a banger to please show me your hands is a losing encounter.

You can't treat pure evil with civility and feel good programs.

3/27/2016 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous IN THE KNOW said...

"The law requires the mayor to pick from finalists the Police Board gives him. .....

When did the Law ever matter in Chicago Politics????

How many time did "THE LAW" require indictments to be handed down on people - that were never executed? How many times were charges dropped before anything went to court?

To me, this new choice may be a better choice than the options Rahm was given.

I hope it works out - for EVERYONE in CPD. As for Rahm, I hope he leaves political office when this term finishes.

Happy Easter - hopefully that is not politically incorrect to say here in Chicago?

3/27/2016 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://nypost.com/2016/03/27/ag-loretta-lynch-wants-to-let-nation-break-law-without-consequences/


The AG that wants to charge YOU with crimes wants OTHERS to go free.

3/27/2016 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Easter!!!

3/27/2016 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie Johnson, Great Choice, He is Old School worked 4 Him in 015 & the D Unit!!
This might Be the Only Good Thing Mayor 9 & 1/2 will Do, But it's a Good Start 4 CPD 2 Get Back on Track!!

3/27/2016 01:43:00 PM  
Blogger BirdsnBlooms1 said...

"To much damage has been done to this department over the last decade. The ship is sunk. We're past the point of no return."
3/27/2016 04:09:00 AM

Too much damage has been done to ALL departments throughout US.
BL 'don't' M are preaching 'k*** police and whites.' Even idiotic white liberals agree.
Doesn't make a damn bit of sense.

If the Pope was Superintendent, HS will still do as they please.

3/27/2016 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley did the same thing when Jody, the FBI ASSHOLE was named Supt. How soon we forget, Second City Cop!

3/27/2016 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahmmie finally does the right thing for Chicago Police Officers
three cheers for rahm , no more outsiders

3/27/2016 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good choice. I met the man once and he seems like a no bullshit shit kinda guy. Humble and looking to work with his guys to satisfy the majorities requests . I have heard plenty of good things from the guys who have time on the job.

3/27/2016 02:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The article mentions that patrol is the "backbone of the department". Is patrol the backbone or is patrol the red headed step child?

3/27/2016 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best of luck to him, I Hope he still has our back.

3/27/2016 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For anyone who wants this job as superintendent. Just read the interview of Cedric Alexander on NBC5 web site.

Mayor interviews the guy 3 times in six days and treats him badly only to ask for a second chance and another interview where he offers job to Alexander on Thursday and change his mind on Saturday.

Remember McCarthy, "The Mayors got my back" within hours they were pulling the knife out of his back.........

NO CONFIDENCE IN MAYOR!
Welcome to Wild west Tombstone......

3/27/2016 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is competent when he has a boss. Daley after Rham became a congressman, Clinton and Obama when he was a member of their staffs. On his own, like now, Rham messes up all he touches.

3/27/2016 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new Superintendent needs to get our department computers working, and please protect them from any virus that can shut the system down. We are doomed with all the old computers that have yet to be replaced.

3/27/2016 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 025th district commander and captain should focus more on the tac teams for ISR's, instead of hassling patrol. That's what those teams are for. They got specialists on those teams that have been on them for over 15 years.

If they can't bring in ISRs, then they can get dumped back to patrol and learn how to do accident reports again

3/27/2016 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who represents the white Caucasus and who was their pick?

3/27/2016 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter anymore. There is no "messiah" that is going to descend from the heavens to save this city/department. I don't need a "leader" to tell me what to do. I know what my job is and how to do it. I've found more inspiration and knowledge on this job through the talents and experience of my fellow officers than I have ever seen in any supervisor/boss/superintendent. Those kind of people will never be a figure-head because their truth in character will not allow them to whither behind orders from a political puppet master at the expense of their peers. The position of superintendent serves as the nanny who decides what flavor he will add to the medicine that the mayor orders the police department to swallow. And as a previous poster mentioned, nothing will change until the culture of violence in these communities is addressed.

3/27/2016 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two words for Gene Williams....Bye, Felicia! I sure hope Maryet, Nakia and Davina throw you a great retirement party. After all, their bars cost you your dream job. Was it worth it???

3/27/2016 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous 025th District Mutineer said...

nonymous said...
Ya like we're supposed to believe that by speaking your mind your gonna get some respect?
Just ask the po's that just got dumped from 2521 for " lack of activity"
Oh I'm sure it has nothing to do with them speaking their mind at an "open forum" that the commander asked for at our roll call.
That's ok... Thoes 2 guys have more respect in that room than any coward white shirt that walks the halls of the old Indian burial ground.

The Hanson Park Gate Keeper
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When that doesn't get the watch's activity up, they will dump a few more off their cars, and bring in more people from management to work the beats. When that scare tactic doesn't work, they will crack the whip harder on the management cops to fill the qouta for the watch, and dump some new guys to mids. Yawn.

This game of Stratego isn't even interesting anymore with the Bossholes. What they should be doing is going to the community meetings and tell these ghetto women to stop having six kids with six different daddys, because if they are expecting the police and the commie teachers to do their work, then they are sadly mistaken. Since the current 025 Captain is formerly from 011, I shouldn't have to tell him to pull his head out of his ass and embrace reality.

3/27/2016 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the Black Caucus gets their black superintendent yet the crime in "the community" continues to skyrocket .... well then what??

3/27/2016 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then who gets to blame who when the crime against folks of color fails to decrease ?
Oh wait, the problem lies in the ones who are getting blamed for all the brutality, lack of proactivity and no desire to commit themselves to stopping folks for investigational whachudoin.
Dan may be a swell guy, one of us but still we've been suckered into Rahmpolitics again.
Who wants to write an ISR now?
Stay fetal - mind your caucus.

3/27/2016 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the first thing he does is give orders to tell the ACLU and the goody goodys to go screw themselves. Whenever some young thugs are together go and knock some teeth out. Sure a few "honor students" might get slapped around and their mamas will go the news and cry about how their young Deyontray was just doing his college applications with his honor roll friends. All the spoiled college kids will whine on faceboook. So what? If the ACLibU wants to file complaints then let them walk the streets of Engelwood at night and see how much tolerance and equality they find there. Only by standing up for our boys in blue can we start to rid this city of the filthy animals who want to destroy it, and their little bitch allies. Hopefully Eddie understands this.

3/27/2016 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie's '"My Guy". So long 007.

3/27/2016 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers for all of you and your safety.

3/27/2016 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So all is forgiven??? I say not. Rahm violated the unwritten rule of not fuking over the troops. Don't you dare forget how he threw us all under the bus. And don't you dare forget how we got in this mess to begin with. Irresponsible decisions made by incompetent exempts. This is their mess and it's far from over. ACLU and Feds aren't leaving Chicago til they get a few sacrificial lambs that RAHM promised THEM to keep THEM out of HIS dirty laundry. I don't know commander Johnson. But I'm an A/4 guy so I believe it when they say he is a good boss. But it's not him that can bring change. It's getting rid of RAHM !!! Stay fetal!! Let the storm blow over.

3/27/2016 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wake up people age 55 free medical insurance where is the exit . Free at last free at last thank god almighty we are free at last . Any stupid person who stays need their brain checked !!!! Start putting your papers in and don't look back .

3/27/2016 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are killing Christians celebrating Easter by wholesale lots in Lahore Pakistan, but Chicago is peaceful this Easter. No murders, no shots and the Reverends have got things clamped down tight.

3/27/2016 06:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least give Williams a chance at the job.
Johnson didn't even apply {maybe a smart move]
But if he did not even apply for the position ?? Does he even
want it ???

3/27/2016 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know the man, but officers that know him and that worked for him say he's a true gentleman.

3/27/2016 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are screwed.

3/27/2016 07:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too little too late. ACLU and the Feds are here. It's over.

3/27/2016 08:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep feeding the beast.

3/27/2016 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Marco S. said...

STOP! Don't drink that koolaid office, it's poison. Regardless of who "Eddie" was, Eddie will only be the figure head. This dept. is under federal occupation. Point blank! There isn't a thing Eddie can do other than what they tell him to do. If you think your going to go out there and make a difference, then you'll get everything that's coming to you office. Police work as we knew it 20 yrs ago is over. If you love your family, yourself and your freedom, then "JUST SAY NO" to police work office.

3/27/2016 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Richard said...

CBS said this:
CHICAGO (CBS) — Members of the Chicago City Council Latino Caucus on Friday demanded interim Police Supt. John Escalante get the job permanently, or at least be included on a new list of finalists for the position.

Why consider this guy when he hasn't done a damn thing?
And again, fuck Rahm as he tries to kiss ass of the CPD. It is obvious to me as a citizen, not a member of L.E.
Be the police when you have somebody you know in your hearts is a good leader and familiar with being a beat officer. Until then keep doing what you are doing, avoiding the Feds and returning to your loved ones after your tours.
Fuck this place until they really care about you who fight the good fight everyday.
Sincerely, Richard, not L.E.

3/27/2016 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm doesn't care. Sees the writing on the wall---Hillary is in next, and that paves his way back to Washington. God help this country.

3/27/2016 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New boss same story... it's the Chicago way.

3/27/2016 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Been on the job for about twenty years. Trying to remember all old Superintendent. Anyone that can list them please do.

3/27/2016 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just glad to see the wimp, deescalante gone.

3/27/2016 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For once a pick that makes sense. Eddie Johnson is capable and a gentleman. He does not care what the color of your skin is or your background is. He cares about people, the department the city and the coppers. I truly believe that Eddie Johnson took this job for the right reasons of being a police officer. What I love about him the misfits that he is extremely fair. Eddie will stand behind you if you did your job the right way and if you are a copper turned crook he will personally walk you into the federal building. He is a cops cop and he is a citizens cop. He is the guy that both the police and the citizens actually want to take this job. He will take the back of a copper who is working and doing the job right. If your a copper who turned to the other sides do are a criminal he will have no problem taking care of business and make sure you wind up in the crosshairs of the states attorney. Which is the way it should be. We are cops not criminals. He is very fair and nice guy. A boss who actually still tries to look out for the troops morale and won't lie and spin the truth. If something is bad we will tell you, he won't lie to you and he will tell you what he really thinks about something good or bad. You would be hard pressed to find anything negative about chief johnson.. But then again on this site the commenters will complain about anything and everything. Congrats Eddie Johnson, to say you were a prince of a boss was an understatement... Now let's see how you do as a boss/politician.

Hey Pappa get off his nuts. You already made Lt after you got a copy of the test now your blowing him for commander.

3/27/2016 09:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Eddie Johnson is one of the best this department has to offer. I was under his supervision when he was a new sergeant in 005. He is a great person and supervisor. I hope rank hasn't changed him too much. I did give him some shit about hugging Fr. Pfleger when he was the 006th District commander...he laughed about it.

Hey Pappa still blowing Eddie for another spot? You just made Lt now you want Commander.

3/27/2016 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard nothing but good things about Johnson. If true, then he would be a great choice as the next Superintendent. An actual Chicago Police Officer and not some politically connected outsider who doesn't know shit about Chicago.

We are own worst enemies. Eddie J and Eugene W comprised the Lt's exam. They have zero credibility or character. Fuck them.

3/27/2016 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The 025th district commander and captain should focus more on the tac teams for ISR's, instead of hassling patrol. That's what those teams are for. They got specialists on those teams that have been on them for over 15 years.

If they can't bring in ISRs, then they can get dumped back to patrol and learn how to do accident reports again

3/27/2016 03:35:00 PM

BTW,they are already in Patrol.

3/27/2016 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
The new Superintendent needs to get our department computers working, and please protect them from any virus that can shut the system down. We are doomed with all the old computers that have yet to be replaced.

3/27/2016 02:51:00 PM

The Dept. is in shambles and you're worried about the computers.

You are command material.

3/27/2016 10:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm in my early 40's w/15 on. Any of U older Peeps that have the age thus the insurance......BOUNCE
PEACE & a lengthy retirement
Y wood U even consider staying for this BS

3/27/2016 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as he didn't bring a pillow with him when he worked midnight in patrol, I'm hoping Johnson is our next leader.

3/27/2016 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call me a dog said...

This is by far the best time I'm having in CPD so far, nothing beats just parked or driving up and down streets looking for nothing and letting the savages er people just kill each other or just answering your calls and dropping paper when needed , plus getting paid pretty good I'd say. I don't care who they put as the super, I'm remaining FETAL for the rest of my time. Hell boys and girls just answer your calls and go park it somewhere and kill time. The only thing important now is what's for lunch and what time we go home. The People of Chiraq wanted this, let them have it and while their at it, let them call pooky in the corner to come to there aid. Until they get rid of all of the above (ACLU, etc.,etc.,ect.)this once great city will not recover anytime soon, so my advice is go with flow staying fetal, answer your calls then go back to your hole wait for the next call, back each other up in blue not white (FUCK THE BOSSES) unless you got a great boss that has your back and vice versa and go home and protect your own.

3/27/2016 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for Rahm. I hear Johnson is a good guy and he looks a little like 'Harold" Washington. I loved 'Harold" Here's what you do Rahmbo. Take the police under your wing. Prove that you have their backs. HIRE HIRE HIRE. Put 15,000 officers out there. F*ck it. You can turn it around. You know the police are not the problem. You have to let the police ,be the police. Show the public what the police are really up against. Start a Chicago Police channel and put out the real stats. Then ,the 'TAXPAYERS' will say ,WOW,maybe it's not Rahm.Maybe it's not the police. Cut the Alderman down to 25. Take all of the savings and put it towards the Massive police hiring and new equipment . Hire police aides to do all of the non sense paperwork. Traffic accident with no arrests or injuries. Have the Police show up to the scene and call the aide if no arrests are needed. The aide makes $15.00 and does the paperwork in one hour and you put the two regular officers back on the street saving 2 hours @$45.00 hr. Bamn I have more tips . Have your people call my people. Part 2 Make all misd arrests a fine .( Most MIsd) For example. A shoplifter gets a $500.00 ticket and no jail,no court . You save all of that time processing him and all of the other nonsense and Actually Make Money" That's a good thing. Okay ,sleep on that Rahmbo. I'll get you through this.

3/27/2016 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JWhat the hell is a Hispanic caucus? I'm Hispanic and I do not relate, associate, or congregate with any of these "caucuses". I'm sick and tired of being roped into the whole black and brown thing! I don't believe in LAPA or whatever Hispanic kiss ass organization is around. I am proud to be foreign born, but even prouder to be a US citizen and served honorably as a US Marine, Semper Fidelis!! I urge all Hispanics to distance yourselves from any politician who want to align you with any ghetto rat organization. Stay away from the Prekwinkle's, Jackson's, Sharpton's, Gutierez's etc. Remember, these are all politicians who only care about the next four years in office. The only way to get our department back is to take the Windy City politics away......... Ha! Also, Karen Lewis is not the voice of education of my "Brown kids". One more thing, this goes to all parents, white, black, hispanic, asian, etc. Stop allowing your kids to act and talk like ghetto ass rappers. We can all see how that is working out for "those people". Yep, I said it, so what? Chupame los huevos!!

3/27/2016 06:57:00 AM

Amen that brother. I resent the fact that just because I'm Hispanic Im supposed to support affirmative action and or Preckwinkles notion of too many brown and black people in jail. They're there because they're shit bags. I grew up very poor. My parents were uneducated immigrants who spoke broken English. They never once took from welfare. They paid taxes. Didn't stop them from raising kids who all worked hard and went to college. We never were in gangs or in any BS. I'm very proud of my heritage and never ashamed of it. But don't look at me as is if I'm 'whitewashed ' just because my English does not have an accent or I use proper grammar. When the hell did being a 'minority' become synonymous with embracing the ghetto culture? That is a misconception too easily endorsed by the media.

3/27/2016 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great pick. i am very happy and surprised by this move.

3/27/2016 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter who it is...they will be the mayors scapegoat.

3/27/2016 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie will be another lackey

3/27/2016 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who represents the white Caucasus and who was their pick?

Rah does, and Eddie Johnson was their pick!

3/27/2016 11:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Bye bye to Kennedy and Georgas

3/27/2016 11:51:00 AM



One can only hope....

3/28/2016 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First Deputy will be a female from the old #640. You heard it here first.

3/28/2016 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What was his rank on the Lt's test, Sgt's test? Just asking!

3/28/2016 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well anyone who is a Sigma is getting promoted. Johnson is the epitome of nepotism and favoritism! He definitely learned the Chicago way.

3/28/2016 02:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
As the article said J Fled and McDrunk forced out a lot of good bosses and of course some idiots too, leaving the bench weak. Of the current crop of exempts Eddie is the best of the bunch.

And that is real sad...

3/28/2016 02:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Well anyone who is a Sigma is getting promoted. Johnson is the epitome of nepotism and favoritism! He definitely learned the Chicago way.


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oh wow, you had to go there..

3/28/2016 06:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie is a cool guy, but no matter who it it, they will become a scapegoat at some point.


I still believe that that the crime is still gonna be out of control; I believe that McCarthy was doing a great job; but City Hall didn't let him do exactly what he wanted to do.

City Hall runs the dept; and it shows: no police training, never a beat cop, etc

3/28/2016 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Johnson has half a brain he will tell rahm to pound sand...appointed to a position he never applied for? Lol. I'd rather be career service rank than be supe...

3/28/2016 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
What was his rank on the Lt's test, Sgt's test? Just asking!

3/28/2016 01:14:00 AM
----
I think you're probably right. I'm guessing that female has the initials "Melissa Staples" wait, I'm only suppose to say "MS".

3/28/2016 07:38:00 AM  
Blogger The Insane Fish said...

Eddie here you go. Get the jump on the Justice department.

Ask for staffing to go back to 13500.
Beef up beat cars and d-units.
Call for a massive revamp of the ISR.
Post all merit qualifications.
Cut specialized units by half.
Ban hair gel!

3/28/2016 07:53:00 AM  
Blogger The Insane Fish said...

Eddie here you go. Get the jump on the Justice department.

Ask for staffing to go back to 13500.
Beef up beat cars and d-units.
Call for a massive revamp of the ISR.
Post all merit qualifications.
Cut specialized units by half.
Ban hair gel!

3/28/2016 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matt Rodriguez
Terry Hillard
Phil Cline
Jodi Weis
Gerry McCarthy

3/28/2016 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Sounds like your not Puerto Rican at least.

"""JWhat the hell is a Hispanic caucus? I'm Hispanic and I do not relate, associate, or congregate with any of these "caucuses". I'm sick and tired of being roped into the whole black and brown thing! I don't believe in LAPA or whatever Hispanic kiss ass organization is around. I am proud to be foreign born, but even prouder to be a US citizen and served honorably as a US Marine, Semper Fidelis!! I urge all Hispanics to distance yourselves from any politician who want to align you with any ghetto rat organization. Stay away from the Prekwinkle's, Jackson's, Sharpton's, Gutierez's etc. Remember, these are all politicians who only care about the next four years in office. The only way to get our department back is to take the Windy City politics away......... Ha! Also, Karen Lewis is not the voice of education of my "Brown kids". One more thing, this goes to all parents, white, black, hispanic, asian, etc. Stop allowing your kids to act and talk like ghetto ass rappers. We can all see how that is working out for "those people". Yep, I said it, so what? Chupame los huevos!!""""

3/28/2016 09:20:00 AM  
Blogger 30 pending and what said...


Amen that brother. I resent the fact that just because I'm Hispanic Im supposed to support affirmative action and or Preckwinkles notion of too many brown and black people in jail.

Hey im hispanic too, mexican to be exact, been on for 20 plus and never associated with any of the cacases and i agree with you guys 100%. Does that mean we just started our own caucus, and if we did i would rather call out cactus, nopaleros, it just sounds more authentic.

3/28/2016 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From an earlier post...

Two words for Gene Williams....Bye, Felicia! I sure hope Maryet, Nakia and Davina throw you a great retirement party. After all, their [lieutenant's] bars cost you your dream job. Was it worth it???

3/27/2016 04:39:00 PM


Very insightful, and very true. And if there ever is a legitimate investigation into the fact that the "friends" of Senior Subject Matter Experts tend to excel on those particular exams, even if their scores on previous exams were so low that they had to rely on merit promotions, it won't be difficult to connect the dots with the likes of Maurer with Kennedy, Georgas, and the rest of their "study group."

One last thing - don't rely on the DOJ to investigate this - this isn't why they are here.

3/28/2016 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Originally rahm said in the Sun Times he disqualified Alexander because he allegedly told an Atlanta reporter he "thought" he had the job. Did rahm even bother to ask alexander a but this. I doubt it since Rahm then back tracked and said he did not like the candidates.

I only have 4 questions
1. If rahm did not like the names provided by the Police Board why did he not immediately say so and throw the list out? Why did he waste so much money and time on background checks, interviews including transportation, lodging and other items on candidates he did not like? He had the option of throwing the list out or asking for the next 3 names or the entire list and picking from the CPD people that applied.
2. Why did Rahm have to travel to DC to talk to Alexander on Thursday? Was it because it is true Alexander had asked Lightfoot to remove his name from consideration sunday or Monday after meeting with Rahm? We all know what these posts would be if he had removed his name before the selection.
3. If the next selection process is going to be fair and open (even if limited to CPD personnel only) how can Rahm guarantee Johnson will be one of the top 3 candidates without interfering in the process.
4. with regard to improving morale, it appears unlike rahm's allegations, CPD morale has little to do with McDonald shooting and everything to do with the required ACLU forms. Is he or Johnson willing to challenge this in the courts to make it go away. Otherwise as others have said here the ACLU mandates will remain,

I don't smoke or work for the fire department. So I refuse to let rahm blow smoke and try to convince me there's a fire. A lot of taxpayer money was spent on this process. There is a selection process. The only thing the little snake named rahm has done was to show his colors and lack of respect for process and the people of Chicago.

3/28/2016 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW What did Escalante do that resulted in him being removed as Interim Superintendent after less than 5 months?

Can anyone name a time when an Interim Superintendent was replaced by an Interim and the original Interim remained with the department?

3/28/2016 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Fibune found two retired white shirt hacks, Ruth Wedster and Bruce Rottner, and a retired malcontent, Richard Wooten, to comment on the choice of Eddie Johnson. Three useless pieces of shit, especially Wedster. The best thing you three ever did was retire, so shut the fuck up and go the fuck away!

3/28/2016 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...



Anonymous Anonymous said...
The new Superintendent needs to get our department computers working, and please protect them from any virus that can shut the system down. We are doomed with all the old computers that have yet to be replaced.

3/27/2016 02:51:00 PM

The Dept. is in shambles and you're worried about the computers.

You are command material.

3/27/2016 10:10:00 PM

SO true, 2210hrs! We do NOT need essential tools like functional computers, drivable cars, secure radios...

3/28/2016 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lori Lightfoot makes $800 per hour when practicing law. TD 9.5 hosed her real good. Hundreds of hours expended looking for a new soup. I'll bet today she is sitting on a Kabooti round cushion! Sorry Ms. Lightfoot, but you got fucked in the posterior by TD 9.5 and you will not be the last.

3/28/2016 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everything will get better. Here's your cool aid. Drink up

3/28/2016 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Who represents the white Caucasus and who was their pick?

Rah does, and Eddie Johnson was their pick!

3/27/2016 11:54:00 PM


CPS no doubt.

3/28/2016 11:44:00 AM  

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