Sunday, May 08, 2016

And Speaking of May

  • Two men were killed and at least 28 other people, including a 16-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy, have been wounded in shootings since late Friday morning across the city, according to Chicago police.
Thirty shot. Wow. You know the brass was thanking any deity they could think of that temperatures dropped Saturday morning and laying the groundwork for another Department Commendation for Tommy Skilling.

You know what would be inspirational at a point like this?
  • Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was just another officer on the street Friday night, out patrolling in the West Side Austin district.

    And he was wearing a body camera.

    So was First Deputy John Escalante, as the two responded to “routine’ calls including a burglary, a “man down,” and various traffic incidents.

    That was his haul before meeting reporters at the busy corner of Cicero Avenue and Madison Street to give a report on his night out in solidarity with officers in a district where all officers soon will wear the cameras.
Because street cops in 015 always meet a bevy of reporters partway through their shift.

Did any of the media ask to see the footage Eddie and Johnny recorded? Was policy followed? Officer safety? ISR's completed? Test answers excha...oh wait, that's a question no one seems to be asking.

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46 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait until we get our body cameras so I don't have to do anything any more.

5/08/2016 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous 025 Retired said...

Today is Mother's Day. In 1990, it fell on May 13th--that night from Hell we remember oh so well.

Rest In Peace, Our Brothers

GREG HAUSER and RAY KILROY

5/08/2016 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Not a Gold Star said...

Hmmmm,, soon Eddie Johnson will be getting a TV show like Steven Seagal driving around New Orleans.

Might as well play it up. Maybe it would be a hit?

Chicago's own version of COPS. It's not like we wouldn't have enough calls for him to drive to.

HEY- maybe that's a way to fund the pension - A TV show.

It's.........SHOW TIME.



5/08/2016 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://dailycaller.com/2016/05/08/conservative-scholar-lays-out-what-the-war-on-cops-does-to-americas-poor/

5/08/2016 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As if the Supt and 1st Dep wearing a body cam is gonna be the same experience as a regular p.o. wearing one. Fuck this job. And don't forget that's all it is; just a job.

5/08/2016 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's all bullshit... they were prolly taking notes on who to throw under the bus coming Monday morning.

5/08/2016 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This media stunt even made Fox News Network.

5/08/2016 02:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You ask too much from the Chicago media.

5/08/2016 03:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you feel inspired yet?

5/08/2016 03:40:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Did they do a duet for the media show? Ebony and Ivory would have been nice.

5/08/2016 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't forget the GPS reports that supervisors are suppose to sign off on every day!!!

how many false reports are signed off on, and the equipment doesn't even work????

just ask the OEMC

its really unbelievable

5/08/2016 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sure if a report was needed his driver would do it.

5/08/2016 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent point, Police Officers would love to see this footage of all the interactions with the public and don't forget the conversations in the squad car during their time out in the field

5/08/2016 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of the footage that Johnson shot were rooftops and trees. The guy can't even wear the body camera the right way. He had it clipped to his lapel on his best with the lens pointing under his chin up to the sky.

5/08/2016 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet all the attention is on a mother shot on a highway in Wisconsin. How many across the country have been shot in the same time period?

5/08/2016 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight, he just responded to calls? Any self-initiated street or traffic stops? Above movers or Parkers? ANOV? ISR's? Did he have to use force? Did De-Escalante De-escalate a situation? Did he even tell a group of dudes hanging on a corner to "get the f$&@ ohn"? Did he drop even a VIN and do a case report? Cuz if answering calls is all he did he better not be asking us to do anything more. Can we FOIA that body camera footage?

5/08/2016 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to see the video. Was policy followed. Was it activated correctly. Routine calls? Nothing in law enforcement is ever to be considered routine. What a bunch of political crap for the media. This horse and pony show did absolutely nothing. Many were still shot while these two leaders were out parading around. How about some real leadership and demanding the community members fix some of their own problems.

5/08/2016 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Communist CPD Leadership = OK for Me, but Not for Thee.

5/08/2016 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My agency is moving towards body cams. I think it's great. No more reports, just "see body camera footage" since any deviation would be considered lying in an official document.

5/08/2016 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will we see Eddie's bodycam footage of his meetings with Emanuel?

Can we get Emanuel to wear one? Plenty of corruption and white collar crime would be revealed.

5/08/2016 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT
Now we won't be able to get away from crime even after retirement and this plan doesn't need congressional approval:

http://nypost.com/2016/05/08/obamas-last-act-is-to-force-suburbs-to-be-less-white-and-less-wealthy/

5/08/2016 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you expect from Eddie?
He and his fiancé, Nakia Fenner, can't even get their lies straight regarding the Lt. exam scam.
Eddie told the media that Nakia attended numerous study groups while Nakia told them she didn't attend any!

Now that's leadership that's gonna restore trust in the department and boost morale.

5/08/2016 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not one but two fucksticks. Cpd doomed get out as soon as possible.

5/08/2016 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as officers are treated like criminals the blood shed will continue.

5/08/2016 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Chicago has seen a violent weekend...5 dead and 38 shot." Includes ANOTHER car-to-car at LSD/Foster.

Weekend's not over, either. It's only Sunday afternoon.

5/08/2016 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie has turn into a media hog. He should hook up with "Steve" and start his own talk show on the "U".

Seriously Eddie, are you ever going to address the Lts exam cheating scandal?
It is not going away sir. It is growing even stronger legs.

Believe me sir this will be your down fall by the end of summer!!!!!

5/08/2016 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous 025 Retired said...

Today is Mother's Day. In 1990, it fell on May 13th--that night from Hell we remember oh so well.

Rest In Peace, Our Brothers

GREG HAUSER and RAY KILROY

5/08/2016 12:46:00 AM
Agreed prayers said!!

5/08/2016 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many years ago on a CTA bus.
On Mothers Day no less...

Ol' Winehead pours an ass-pocket full of loose change
down the hopper. Driver waves him by. (It's called picking/
choosing the battles you want to have.)

Winehead says:
"Happy Mutha's Day to airy mutha on dis bus!"

Snickers and a few joking comments about "Whoop yo ass
If'n da po-leece wasn't here..."

Nowadays?
An ass-whoopin' would've been the least...
You know somebody would take genuine offense
and open fire with The Police on the damn bus.

How badly have things decayed over the last 30+ years?

5/08/2016 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yeah...
Happy Mother's Day
to all you blue suited
"Spirits of the Air...."

5/08/2016 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I have to wear a body camera and I'm texting away on my phone and the video is pulled up and everybody watching the video reads my texts to my wife. can I sue for invasion of privacy or I did not consent for my conversations with my wife to be recorded????

5/08/2016 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see the activity levels drop and the commanders are left scratching their heads wondering why. No ISR for me I haven't done one yet and I don't plan on doing one. Retiring in 9 years. 20 and a day and I'm OUT!!! My activity consists of me waving at people and answering calls. Writing reports and arrest on signed complaints. Proactive policing is a crime in this new liberal environment thank you ACLU for making my job 10x easier.

5/08/2016 02:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Johnson and Escalante.
Our heroes...

Inspiring us to give less of a shit
about anything but survival as days go by.

Some jaw-jack from the cheap seats about
hurting Coppers for "Witholding Police Services."

Prove it...

5/08/2016 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and when, exactly, was the last time Eddie and John made an arrest, you know, a real arrest?

5/08/2016 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This just in... Victim [one of three] from Grand Crossing shooting kerfuffle from three weeks ago died this past Wednesday at Northwestern Memorial. When is the CFD going to be ordered to route all serious injuries to suburban hospitals so they can be pronounced outside of the city?

5/08/2016 03:59:00 PM  
Blogger Brian Russell said...

this idiot mayor will never agree to wear a body cam even though he is demanding the police officers do so. even if the ballerina wore one I think if we watched it it would make us vomit uncontrollably.

5/08/2016 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...


When I have to wear a body camera and I'm texting away on my phone and the video is pulled up and everybody watching the video reads my texts to my wife. can I sue for invasion of privacy or I did not consent for my conversations with my wife to be recorded????

5/08/2016 02:44:00 PM

You consented to being recorded by wearing the device.
You can't claim you didn't know the screen would be recorded.
Hold your phone out of the sightlines.
Don't text your wife (or girlfriend, or supervisor).
Leave your phone in your pocket.
Now that we have that out of the way, Mom is calling and she wants you upstairs, out of the basement. It's dinner time.

5/08/2016 08:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE WEEK Magazine, May 13 issue. "Chicago in Crisis"
"a fiscal basket case", jobless rate ranks 51st, dead last
of metros of 1 million or more.
McDonald, "police covered up the video for a year until
they were forced to release it" "police guilty of
decades of racism, false imprisonment, physical and
verbal abuse"
"Chicago is experiencing a steep decline, quite different
from that of many large cities. It is a deeply troubled place"

I believe the death spiral is at full speed. God help all
the people who try to make it work.

Gone 5 years and never looked back....so incredibly sad

5/08/2016 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only good thing about these cameras is the total number of hours recorded will probably overload the system. 22 districts * 24 hours a day * 30 officers a shift on the street = 15840 hours A DAY of video =5,781,600 hours a year of video. The servers will choke, and, the city will be bankrupt paying taser to hold all that video for them. Now, FOIA all of that.......

5/08/2016 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago was very professional in setting up the polish parade!!!!!!! NO MURDERS,, NO SHOOTING,, NO TICKETS!!!
ONLY TOO MANY COMMUNIST PHOTOGRAPHERS, WITHOUT ID CARDS!!!,, I ASKED ONE (WHO SPOKE ENGLISH)

What are you going to do with all these photographs? and movie cameras you have there??/ he just smiled at me and said he was going send them email to Vladimir Putin!!!!! the photographer had a polish passport!!!,,and he told me he was upset to be in AMERICA!!!!!! He said he was going to toronto to meet friends in the organization.

herman smulevitz and Chester H.......ski

5/08/2016 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...


When I have to wear a body camera and I'm texting away on my phone and the video is pulled up and everybody watching the video reads my texts to my wife. can I sue for invasion of privacy or I did not consent for my conversations with my wife to be recorded????

5/08/2016 02:44:00 PM

You consented to being recorded by wearing the device.
You can't claim you didn't know the screen would be recorded.
Hold your phone out of the sightlines.
Don't text your wife (or girlfriend, or supervisor).
Leave your phone in your pocket.
Now that we have that out of the way, Mom is calling and she wants you upstairs, out of the basement. It's dinner time.

5/08/2016 08:05:00 PM

Well that was a dumb question.

5/09/2016 02:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Yet all the attention is on a mother shot on a highway in Wisconsin. How many across the country have been shot in the same time period?

5/08/2016 08:13:00 AM

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I hope you are not comparing that shooting with the daily thug shooting thug scenario in Chicago. If so, G-d save us all.

5/09/2016 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I have to wear a body camera and I'm texting away on my phone and the video is pulled up and everybody watching the video reads my texts to my wife. can I sue for invasion of privacy or I did not consent for my conversations with my wife to be recorded????

No wonder the CPD is so fucked up today...this is the future leadership of our once great agency? I shudder to think of what the future holds! That question is simply BEYOND DUMB!

5/09/2016 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously Eddie, are you ever going to address the Lts exam cheating scandal?
It is not going away sir. It is growing even stronger legs.

Francis, what part of 'can't discuss it as it is under investigation by the IG's office' do you not understand? The ball is completely out of Eddie J's court.

5/09/2016 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/08/2016 08:05:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
THE WEEK Magazine, May 13 issue. "Chicago in Crisis"
"a fiscal basket case", jobless rate ranks 51st, dead last
of metros of 1 million or more.
McDonald, "police covered up the video for a year until
they were forced to release it" "police guilty of
decades of racism, false imprisonment, physical and
verbal abuse"
"Chicago is experiencing a steep decline, quite different
from that of many large cities. It is a deeply troubled place"

I believe the death spiral is at full speed. God help all
the people who try to make it work.

Gone 5 years and never looked back....so incredibly sad

5/08/2016 08:44:00 PM

And yet you are on a "Chicago" Police blog. I wonder why. Hmmmmm....

5/09/2016 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
As long as officers are treated like criminals the blood shed will continue.

5/08/2016 11:07:00 AM

That's it in a nutshell.

But with Rahm and the brass pandering their asses off to "the community"
don't expect it to get any better anytime soon.

5/09/2016 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
All of the footage that Johnson shot were rooftops and trees. The guy can't even wear the body camera the right way. He had it clipped to his lapel on his best with the lens pointing under his chin up to the sky.

5/08/2016 07:59:00 AM

Might have been worn that way on purpose.

5/10/2016 07:29:00 AM  

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