Thursday, May 26, 2016

Some People Get It

  • Just before 5 p.m., a Wentworth District sergeant asked for any available cars to stop by 37th Street and Michigan Avenue for an outdoor roll call.

    [...] At 5:10 p.m., a lieutenant called the group to order. The officers formed two lines.

    One sergeant introduced another, who thanked the group for taking time during a busy shift. (Officers had responded to a shots fired call a few minutes earlier a few miles away and a person with a gun call about the same time.

    The sergeant caught Antonio Davis by surprise when she introduced him. He's a heavier man. He wore a "Put the Guns Down" faded black T-shirt and works with a church outreach group in Washington Park called "Pave the Way."

    He spoke for only a few seconds. "I support y'all. Anything I can do to help."

    He quickly deferred to Ladell Johnson, co-chair of the Wentworth District's advisory council. "I understand what you're going through. You all can't do this by yourself," Johnson said. "It takes a group effort. Don't worry about what the media says. We're here to support you."
It's something. We remember when the residents of the Deuce used to greet us with canned vegetables from eight or ten stories up.



Anonymous Robert Taylor said...

We used to call the falling missiles in the projects "air mail".

5/26/2016 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The residents of the Rockwell Gardens (011) would greet us with bleach and dirty baby diapers.

5/26/2016 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>He spoke for only a few seconds.
"I support y'all. Anything I can do to help."<<<

For starters...

Tell Rahm to hire 3,500 more cops and pay our pensions.

Tell Father Pflier and Jesse to STFU.

Tell the ACLU and the DOJ...


5/26/2016 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC Says...

"It's something. We remember when the residents
of the Deuce used to greet us with canned vegetables
from eight or ten stories up."

Mmmm Hmmm.
Didn't work the Deuce but...

Canned vegetables.
Pieces of furniture.
Car parts.
Old TVs.
Bottles of piss.
Bags of shit.
A diaper snatched off the baby's ass
in a fit of rage because the Po-leece
had cause to lay hands on a local
"Captain of Industry" and drag his ass
to a waiting squadrol.

And the "human" lava boiling down the stairs and
burning everything in it's path...

And we're told to graciously nurse a torn-up knee, a torn-up shoulder,
a bad hip, a bad back, multiple fractured/broken fingers,
a pinch of PTSD, deafness in one ear from having to drop
the hammer in an enclosed area and a very bad and deeply
anti-social attitude (according to some) because it was
our JOB.

All of that notwithstanding...

We were absolutely floored and gob-smacked by the statement
of support from Mr. Johnson.

We give grudging credit because this IS Chicago after all...

"I understand what you're going through. You all can't do this
by yourself... It takes a group effort. Don't worry about what
the media says. We're here to support you."

Until they don't...
Rahm's minions were no doubt on the phone as soon as SCC
hit >Enter.<

We anticipate that Pave the Way
and the Wentworth District Advisory Council
will either get fucked with by Rahm financially,
legislatively or threatened with destruction
unless they appoint a more "amenable" Rahm
al-Ghoul loyalist with marching orders to
stamp out any pro-Police sentiment out of
concern that such sentiment will gain a
foothold in "da communerty" and subvert
the current anti-Police narration.

Rahm is wholly vested in making sure that the
"Police Are The Problem" narrative doesn't go away
until it can be fully exploited for his own political use.

Remember... He and his minions aren't quite done
"Sticking it in the Cops ear" just yet.

You upright taxpayers ought to be doing the War-Dance around
the camp-fire with Rahm's freshly flayed weasel-y hide for how
he's picked your pockets and left you undefended.

"Downtown is BOOMING!"
Ain't doing shit for the neighborhood guy/gal who drags
that sick and tired ass off to work for less and less.

Fine here. Fee there. Jack-Pot & Gotcha everywhere.

"You Cops are just angry, hostile, jaded and bitter
for no good reason!"


Raised Eyebrow of Bemusement:

Feds being all up in Rahm's ass
like cheap toilet paper...

They're asking for a lot of shit that
Rahm has tried to keep away from prying eyes.

It would be a scream if the feds come back with
a finding of all that ails CPD originates from
111 N. LaSalle St. Suite 500...

The Great Revelation.
The Weasel was full of shit after all...

Behold... The Weasel chases it's own asshole
in ever tightening circles.

>Grrrr! Snap! Bite!<
What happens when he finally catches it?
Or it opens and swallows The Weasel whole?

Expect no good things in this City.
A Potemkin Village perched on top of a cemetery
dug out of a swamp.

That explains the parade of ghastly grinners
seemingly percolating out of the ground.

Police like you have no friends.

5/26/2016 01:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL, those fucking cans were every call to jets event, city wide.. Plus the TV, bed frames, Fridge doors, etc.
Now they want to make nice with the police. The old timers from the Jets were bad asses and would fuck up the punks who called attention to them.
The killer' now run through the entire city since the midget Bridgeport mayor tore them all down and made the Walsh and Pepper construction companies billions. Daley sold his soul and many innocent people are dead or shot cause of the Jets coming down.
The late-great Mayor Washington said it all when he called Daley a big ass prick.

5/26/2016 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite gift from the old ABLA high rise apartments was a Mayonnaise jar full of pee.

5/26/2016 05:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Canned vegetables? You had it easy. I was greeted with a full-size refrigerator from 16 stories up one time.

5/26/2016 05:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Send some of these people to 011. Even at a shooting scene, where the the only thing we did was respond to the scene, we still get accosted, cussed at, accused of shooting the usualy (un)cooperative victim and challenged to fights.

5/26/2016 06:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

accident at 1am.......ambulance 130.....refused service back to station after waiting room 230....paperwork notification 315......observation time prior to blowing and blow..........400. Sounds about right.

Unless your a cop. accident accident 1am .........Blow. 105 (kidding)

5/26/2016 06:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop It!
Yall makin me all weepy for my days workin Housin South, 002.
I had a grudging respect for most of the "characters" in TWO.
Because they understood the rules of the game. Seemed to accept that you win some, you lose some.
Don't get me wrong, many a project polees got caught with his/her guard down, and caught an ass kicking there. But when we'd dole out a righteous ass kicking of our own, you didn't hear a lot of whinning or cr#'s. They just took what they knew they had coming.
Whoda thunk I'd see they day when I'd look back fondly at the criminals of yore?

5/26/2016 06:54:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

It's good to see that out of 002. The decent black people are tired of being victimized.
They're also tired of being lumped together with their useless non-producing neighbors. Getting this kind of unexpected thanks is much more rewarding than dealing with north side liberals who would throw you under the bus in a heartbeat.

5/26/2016 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Hilliard homes were notorious for throwing shit over the railing at the po po. An occasional body going over wasn't unheard of either.

5/26/2016 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Canned vegetables? Hell, I had my squad take a hit from a shot from Federal when I was on State St. It sounded like someone had just thrown a brick from five feet away and when I looked to see some grinning fool standing there, well, there wasn't. Time to go!

5/26/2016 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Observe the merit Sgt also merit pick for Lt from good old 2 .

5/26/2016 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This post was finally something positive yet cops still find a way to make negative comments. Let the positive moments live a little longer before you start bringing everyone down again

5/26/2016 09:15:00 AM  
Blogger Transmaster said...

You have to watch this Youtube about the BLM movement from TJ Sotomayor:

5/26/2016 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Abla homes circa 1988: A record album flung like a Frisbee came close to cutting my F**king head off!

5/26/2016 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dog and pony show with an event number. Bottom line has zero impact on anything except the backlog or RAP.

5/26/2016 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a 16 oz pepsi bottle full as we thought walking out of the building a different way than we came in would lessen the chance of be bombed. Or the call of man with gun in one building to get enough of us on a 5th floor gallery to shoot at us from the building across the playlot. Working foot in Stateway and taking a break in the IIT lobby on 35th and having bullets pepper the tall 1 inch thick glass windows in front of us.

5/26/2016 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not the only one, has anyone else noticed the mural at 67th and St. Lawrence? It depicts boys and girls with inspirational messages, and next to that in big letters "All Lives Matter". Some people in those hoods get it.

5/26/2016 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recieved a special delivery at 4414 S. Cottage Grove. It was an 'air mailed' old school classroom chair. The kind with the painted tubular legs/metal frame with maple seat and backrest. Narrowly missed me. That would have been a life changer.

Thank You, St. Michael!

5/26/2016 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Beat 223 retired said...

You believe this guy or bosses? You really need a handler to cross the street

5/26/2016 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police like you have no friends.

5/26/2016 01:50:00 AM

Tell us that you do have your own blog I still cannot stop laughing...

5/26/2016 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Giant can of sauerkraut probably donated in a food drive, but mostly they just shot at us in the Green.

Never took the elevators either. They always tried to get you trapped in the elevator so they could fling feces and urine down there. This is what we mean when we call them animals.

5/26/2016 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Abla homes circa 1988: A record album flung like a Frisbee came close to cutting my F**king head off!

5/26/2016 10:49:00 AM

As Johnny "Guitar" Watson played in the background...

"🎶 Ain't That A Bitch?🎶"
Or was it...

"🎶 Well Here's A Real Mutha For Ya, Yeeah...
It Makes Ya Wanna Run For Cover...🎶"

Good Times...
When The Police could BE THE POLICE.

5/26/2016 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) can't even get a haircut in thug city englewood shooting through windows:

Ahh mayor areas literally flooded with police 100+ million being spent on police overtime throwing money at the problem just don't work! In this game of chessboard sir your move next! Chiraq calling!

5/26/2016 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smell it I miss the smell of piss and vomit in the morning as we walked up those hallway to 100 degree heat in the apartments in the winter and cock roaches falling on your head.

5/26/2016 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dirty diaper at 660 w. Division while watching the Windows ,while executing a search warrant. Partner says" you gonna check that for dope". Nope....

5/26/2016 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police like you have no friends.....

Like your poetic writing style. You have a way with painting a picture in yours words. You should have your own blog to enlighten the masses. Your style is very descriptive and makes me laugh... :)

5/26/2016 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where were those so called decent people when 500 asshats marched on city hall? Too busy turning a blind eye to the popo getting tarred and feathered for actually doing their job. Sorry but citizens deserve report writers not cops. You’re too late, non-voting, refuse to pressure your Aldermen and other politicians, couldn't mail a letter or call, never seem to say anything positive when on camera, worried only about your own ass forced cop to face Ferguson effect. You now have a police force that CAN'T help you. You are so worried about being labeled a racist by the baiters and fear the race card that white cops can't afford to take a chance of becoming the next political sacrificial lamb. It was bad enough that cops are hesitant and second questioning every decision they must make based on minority status of the offenders. Now we have to worry if we can even stay out of prison and when we are not in prison there are political out cry against us even having a job to feed our children. Standing around video taping me fight with an offender and being disappointed after the fact that police can no longer help you does not make a good citizen.
A good citizen would have cared before hand or at least fought to set things right.

5/26/2016 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great for the citizens to come out an offer encouraging words of support for police...but these outdoor roll calls just need to stop. It was a complete waste of time under the Weis administration, and they are still a complete waste of time today, serving no useful purpose in the war on crime whatsoever. Even the citizens are few in number who actually come out to see them. Not only that, but one that was held in 003 a few months ago was an absolute disaster, with every piece of uniform clothing we have worn over the past 30 years or so in attendance, none of it properly worn at all. If the exempts (and supervisors) won't/don't even bother to look over their people prior to these outdoor circuses, why even bother to host them, and show the public and the press even more examples of basic management incompetence?

5/27/2016 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Theres alot of good people in the hood. I realyl feel for them to have to put up with the thugs.

5/27/2016 05:45:00 PM  

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