Thursday, June 09, 2016

It's the Press Conferences!

  • A 16-year-old boy was shot multiple times and wounded in South Shore on Wednesday just blocks from where Chicago's top cop was talking about how police will crack down on violence this summer.

    At 12:42 p.m., the teen was in the 2100 block of East 71st Street when he was shot in his stomach and left buttocks and his head was grazed by a bullet, said [...] a Chicago Police spokeswoman. The teen was taken to Comer Children's Hospital.

    The teen was a documented gang member, police said. No further details were immediately available.

    At the same time as the shooting, Police Supt. Eddie Johnson addressed reporters at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive, telling them a police Mobile Patrol will target violent areas during "peak" hours in a bid to reduce violence this summer.
And guess who noticed that people seem to get shot blocks away from where Eddie is speaking?
  • Last month, moments after the police superintendent finished another anti-violence press conference at Police Headquarters, a city 311 operator was shot and killed as she walked out of a Starbucks just blocks away.
At least Eddie didn't declare, "Gotta run" and hop into his SUV to be whisked away from the danger like J-Fled.

In the meantime, we'd hope that Lewin is adjusting his crime algorithm to account for press conferences tendency to attract violence. We really need more common sense laws regulating press conferences.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find the violence, taking place near our press conferences...."Concerning"

6/09/2016 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous IN THE KNOW said...

When all is said and done, I don't envy Eddie Johnson.

What does he really have to work with?? A clouted, skill-less, leadership infrastructure left over from two previous "losers" that reflects "who you know" instead of "what you know".

A rank-and-file force that for the most part has "retired-on-the-job".

Plus, how many white shirts (and blue shirts) are really loyal to Johnson? It's a cloutocracy, so they are more loyal to their Chinaman than they are the Supt.

"Eddie Johnson?" "Who cares about him? As long as I get mine."

A boss who is clueless (Daley was sharper than Rahm). A City Council that is a rubber-stamp to the clueless Mayor. (Clueless + rubber-stamp = More clueless)

Plus, outsiders who have more influence and demands than the City Council - Reverends, special interest groups, etc.

Plus, all the actual criminals you have to deal with in everyday Chicago.

No, I don't envy Johnson. He doesn't have much to work with.

6/09/2016 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every time I see our leader talk I'm embarrassed. Can he go take a lecture class with all that money he makes? The lies just keep coming and the press are really believing the hype. We don't have the man power and when you put PO on bikes or foot patrol there is no activity being generated because we have no pdt or blackberry to run names because in a busy district you don't tie up the zone with name check and plate check. We might as well put up scare crows up on each street corner with a cpd uniform and give the illusion that we are out in full force hahahahaha

6/09/2016 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This theory will take several weeks to ponder upon and to study. However, SCC may, or may not, have come upon a unique to Chicago demi causation for random acts of gun violance.

6/09/2016 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It isn't the press conferences, it's that there are too damned many thugs out shooting at each other.
And half of them would be in jail if the States Attorneys and Judges did their jobs.
1600 people shot and it isn't even the second week of June.

6/09/2016 02:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why Chicago needs more shooting ranges. The punks need more practice. If they can shoot better, they will be more successful, and importantly they are less likely to kill innocent bystanders.

6/09/2016 02:20:00 AM  
Anonymous J-FLED said...


(the other way)

6/09/2016 02:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New nick name for this guy...."fast eddy" gets out of tough questioning

6/09/2016 04:13:00 AM  
Anonymous 003 said...

Did Mr. Ed respond to 71st and Clyde?

How about Mr. Six?

6/09/2016 05:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone checking the lead level in the districts???

6/09/2016 06:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

U. of Chicago has finally relented and agreed to provide a higher tier of trauma care for "the community." Funny - I was just at Comer yesterday with my husband and daughter; she's having a complicated surgery there this fall. As far as the length of her inpatient stay, the surgeon said that it might be longer if she gets bumped down the list due to a more critical case coming in - like a gangbanger who's just been shot. Nice.

6/09/2016 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That 16 year old should have been in school

6/09/2016 06:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

peak hours?

wtf is this police department turning into: we offer service only during a certain hourly period of the day, talk about micro management of crime-good luck!

6/09/2016 06:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know above is off subject but please read pages 11-13. City will not release money to pension board for investment.

6/09/2016 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The teen was a documented gang member..."

Documented. So is the Sanctuary City here issuing some kind of ID?

Run-crazy-on-the-street card with a CDL -- Carelessly Discharging Lorcin -- endorsement...

6/09/2016 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

San Jose Undercover Cops: “Trump Supporters were running for their lives – We were unable to help”…

6/09/2016 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Jerk (1979)
Steve Martin as - Gas station attendant ' Navin'.

[a sniper keeps missing Navin and hitting cans of motor oil]

Navin : He hates these cans. Stay away from the cans.

6/09/2016 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You ever think EDDIE gets tired a new conferences say he HATE crime and that he has a new gimmick coming out soon?

EDDIE why not have all those great merit commanders start earning those take home cars they love so much. Put them in front of the media must of them are not people you put in anyway.

Put them front and center they do all have college right?

The more you are out at these daily massacres the more you look like you are lost at sea.
Take it from RAHM and only pop up when good new is happening.

6/09/2016 07:38:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Eddie should just stay home.

6/09/2016 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where the Superintendent goes to speak, Crime follows.

Stay Fetal folks

6/09/2016 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-fled here, you guys miss me yet?

6/09/2016 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somebody better start calculating how many innocent taxpayers will be dead this year and stop counting the shit heads who deserve no recognition and headlines. Oh and by the way fuck you, you sawed off runt Rahm!

6/09/2016 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does hey jackass, have press conference shooting numbers?

6/09/2016 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone have any more information on the Chicago police "rented" pickup truck that is used to pull the trailer for transporting the atv to the beach being reported stolen over zone 4 the other day. Is it the same one with the Minnesota plate on it?

6/09/2016 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many shootings will happen on the 4th of July weekend? It's a four day fest this year. Can we hit 40 killed?

6/09/2016 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too fucking funny. I'm in a special functions unit and we were told to be a diversely park for the conference. Turns out that no one told us that it was changed to the south location and no one showed up. The mayor didn't feel like being driven that far north. Should have seen the look on sergeants face when he figured it out. Priceless. Oh well, hire back more people for the beaches. Lol

6/09/2016 09:30:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

Enough is enough. We need **Common Sense** Press Conference Controls.

--- An Immediate Ban on 'Assault Microphones.'
--- An Immediate Ban on 'High Capacity Audio Cables.'
--- Federal Registration of anyone who wants to speak at a Press Conference.
--- A Five Day 'cooling off period' before anyone can speak at a Press Conference.
--- Last but not least, an FBI Background Check done just prior to a press conference on anyone scheduled to speak, and/or who may want to speak at the last moment. After all, you never know if they just said something that caused someone to go on a shooting spree. Words Kill dammit!

Innocent people are getting killed due to these unregulated Press Conferences so something must be done. These *Speech Loopholes* must be closed, Now!

6/09/2016 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

71st & Clyde is a crap corner with the same thugs hanging out there all of the time. Not surprising. Maybe he could hold a press conference on the corner? Outdoor roll call kind of thing.

6/09/2016 11:45:00 AM  
Blogger BirdsnBlooms1 said...

The Moral of the story: Eddie should not hold press conferences.....UNLESS:
'Victims' are thug on thug.

6/09/2016 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't the university of Chicago hire a lazy years back to represent the hospital so that their emergency room wouldn't have to take in financial hardship cases...I remember. ..her name Michelle Obama. Way to help the poor community

6/09/2016 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Mobile Patrol"?

I thought the nature of any patrol is that it's mobile. Is there a "stationary patrol?"

6/09/2016 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

like the name "Mr. Ed" the old tv show with the horse in it.....

6/09/2016 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone knows "Fast Eddy" is a fall guy for rham

6/09/2016 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The kid just got shot again today.

6/09/2016 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
U. of Chicago has finally relented and agreed to provide a higher tier of trauma care for "the community." Funny - I was just at Comer yesterday with my husband and daughter; she's having a complicated surgery there this fall. As far as the length of her inpatient stay, the surgeon said that it might be longer if she gets bumped down the list due to a more critical case coming in - like a gangbanger who's just been shot. Nice.

6/09/2016 06:15:00 AM

Good luck with your daughter. Whatever else it has, Chicago has best in the world medical centers, including Comer and Children's Memorial (Lurie).

6/09/2016 07:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-fled here, you guys miss me yet?

6/09/2016 07:48:00 AM

Jody who? Sorry; don't recall the name.

6/09/2016 09:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Great Nicknames said...

#1 Boss = "Mister Ed"

#2 Boss = "Mister Six"

6/09/2016 11:29:00 PM  
Blogger Retired Indiana Copper said...

6/09/2016 01:21:00 PM

Yes they did and what she accomplished there would have had any OTHER hospital charged with Patient Dumping. But................

6/10/2016 10:26:00 AM  

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