Friday, July 01, 2016

Cause and Effect

Jack Dunphy wrote a follow up to the article we covered the other day in this post. In it, he takes on the "Ferguson Effect:"
  • Do you still think there’s no such thing as the “Ferguson effect”? What about the “war on cops”--is that a myth, too? Crime is going down, we are reassured by Politifact, which gave Donald Trump’s assertion to the contrary earlier this month the “Pants on Fire” classification, its lowest rating. “Donald Trump said, ‘Crime is rising,’” said the Politifact headline. “It’s not (and hasn’t been for decades.” And just above that headline was the Politifact logo, which everywhere it appears boasts, “Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.”

    Yes, says Politifact, we have won journalism’s most prestigious award (whatever that’s worth these days), while Donald Trump is . . . Donald Trump, so only a fool would give credence to his claims over ours.

    Or maybe not. Our friends at the American Enterprise Institute took the trouble to practice a bit of journalism and give those Pulitzer Prize winners some schooling. “There’s a big problem with their conclusion,” says AEI, “Politifact just stopped looking at data in 2014.”
Gee, what happened in 2014 that might have caused crime to rise?
  • So let’s look back to that year. Did something happen that might have influenced crime? Was there some event or series of events that caused America’s police officers to lose heart and slow down their efforts in combatting crime? On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner died in Staten Island after struggling with NYPD officers trying to arrest him for selling cigarettes. Less than a month later, Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Mo., after committing a robbery and attempting to disarm a police officer. And out of those deaths arose the Black Lives Matter movement, whose members have since been peddling the lie that the ills of America’s inner cities can be blamed on a racist criminal justice system and the “prison-industrial complex,” which depends on racist police officers to feed helpless and blameless blacks into its gaping, insatiable maw.

    The media bought it, over-educated elites bought it, and of course politicians bought it, from local rabble-rousers right up to the Rabble-Rouser in Chief. All of them engaged in a shameful campaign of disinformation intended to distract from the genuine problem of black crime. And as a result, more black lives have been and will continue to be lost before this trend is reversed.
Go read the entire article - we've borrowed enough here to pique your interest. He does a helluva number on the state of policing under the "progressive" agenda.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The progressive agenda is proceeding according to plan, on time and on budget. Stay fetal and stay safe.

7/01/2016 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of this was perpetuated by Comrade Obama and his Globalist/Socialist allies.
Now, before you dismiss this as right wing propaganda, please educate yourself and look up the Cloward Piven Plan. Between this plan and the Rules for Radicals, these are the blueprints for all the chaos in our country that Obama has used to divide us and collapse the middle class. The end result is a a small percentage of a global ruling elite class and the rest of us will be completely and totally dependent on the elite class running everything.
Ask yourself these questions...
Why is Obama ordering all records of suspscted Muslim terrorists presently in this country to be destroyed?
Why did he just order that transgendered people be able to serve in the military AND get top priority for sex change operations before our wounded and psycologically scarred veterans get help?
Why has Obummer been critical of the police and supportive of the anarchist BLM movement?

The list goes on and on. It's all done to divide, demoralize and create chaos. It's fully explained in Cloward Piven and it's a fact that Obama was taught this plan when he attended college at Columbia.

Oh... btw, I'm a registered Democrat. But anyone who bothers to actually READ a few things instead of relying on tv for your information will realize the asshat in the White House is out to destroy America for his globalist fantasy. Wake up, sheeple.
And as much as I think Trump is an English class flunkie, he's at least smart enough to see what's happening and trying to stop it before Hillary puts the final stake in the heart of the good old USA. He might be crude, but he's not dishonest like Barry and Hillary.

7/01/2016 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are witnessing the death of a great city and the greatest country on earth, sacrificed on the altar of Political Correctness. Maybe the sane half of this country needs to secede , form our own country and cut our losses. I can now see how the Civil War happened in 1861.

7/01/2016 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of shootings and homicides in chicago are black on black, yet the media only brings up race when the police are involved, that's convenient , hmmmmmmm black lives matter you say, funny thing, it clearly doesn't matter to the black thug shooting the black gangster, so black lives matter to who?

7/01/2016 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What?

Murders are up?

Next thing you will tell me that three hundred thirty died in Chicago in six months?

7/01/2016 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But, But, But, Black Lives Matter!?

7/01/2016 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess 200 Black Lives really didn't matter so far in 2016.

When will they stop killing each other?

When will the good citizens stand up and turn in the killers?

7/01/2016 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. I'm a new fan/follower of his.

7/01/2016 02:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All we can do at this point is stay extremely fetal and let them police themselves.
They can have the police department they've been clamoring for.

7/01/2016 03:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Lord. I'm recently retired and feel I got out of the circus just in time. For all of you left OTJ, please be careful, and conduct yourselves as if you are being recorded at all times, either by audio or video.

God help you out there. Stay safe. What was a tough job already has become nearly impossibly tough to survive.

7/01/2016 06:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think Obummer and holder are ready for that discussion on race? Looks like the announted one will leave office before having that discussion.

7/01/2016 06:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

on June 30, 2016 W. 96th St and S. Loomis black lives didn't matter as: 4 male blacks riding inside a vehicle shot up the block where 5 people were shot! and 1 died on her 37 year old birthday, where are the politicians, Obama put this in your hall of fame museum!

7/01/2016 06:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What will the POTUS do when there is no money for his pension?

Ans. Shoot hoops, community organize, and claim racism.

7/01/2016 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who actually believes anything posted on politifact? They are a tabloid. The guy who runs the site owns an unsuccessful newspaper in Florida, sits on the board of Columbia University and used that position to award his own site a Pulitzer prize. You should've seen the 10,000 RPM spin going on during the Republican Convention.

Ignore them completely.

7/01/2016 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well i am happy that the age to buy smokes in Chicago, was raised to 21.
now only if we can get the kids to die a slow death from smoking.
Instead of using lead and dying so fast.....


Hey city council start paying attention to the bigger picture and not another
way to tax the public. What's next soda tax?

7/01/2016 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Throw us under the bus at every opportunity, meritoriously promote every dummy you can, tell us to do something that got us into trouble with the ACLU in the first place. Then take away a money making opportunity from the department and give it to only certain districts. Thanks, stay fetal.

7/01/2016 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard Dean Angelo was getting pressure from the pension board to resign his disability. Lt Maloney and the City trustees were going to take his disability away. Hauser and Lappe not involved as they are okay with Dean stealing from our fund. Dean sent letter to pension board resigning his disability. 12 years of stealing from pension board. How is it possible that we elected a president that goes on disability, and works full time at Calumet College. Then becomes president and stays on disability for two more years while working full time as Fop president. What's his disability? Is he unable to qualify with his weapon? Are we really this stupid!!

7/01/2016 08:53:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

You can be a fan/follower of mine. It comes with an unlimited supply of my famous white wine spritzers.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

7/01/2016 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a little FYI out there for all of us who are keeping track. The city said we had 72 homicides for June.. Not true, we had 71. Last night a guy was killed at 74th and Morgan by stagg school. The department just slipped that into June totals because what's one more homicide gonna matter for an already bad month right? Well it occurred on paper at 0003 on July 1st.. Three min into the new month. But there was also a murder in 6 at 4am.. The department doesn't want two murders only 4 hours into the month and into the 4th weekend.. Can we please call them out and ensure this is updated? Thx Eddie j

7/01/2016 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who benefits? Criminals and politicians who need people distracted from the transformational tidal wave of uncontrolled immigration coming through our wide open borders.

7/01/2016 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Srry but this is a bogus piece.

7/01/2016 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all so obvious!

7/01/2016 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MayB when he get his LIEberry, he can help the little children's in the neighborhood? Teach them to read the propaganda he thru at us 4 the last almost
8years! The worst this country has ever had!

7/01/2016 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a great "cause and effect" the cause was Benghazi leaving Americans to die,and taking millions from American enemies for the clinton foundation! The big question when the FBI director who was 110% correct on the "Ferguson effect" police being fetal comes forward with the felonious criminal charges on hillary clinton will she go to prison? Just read the book "crisis of character" documenting a stiller secret service agents time in the white house with the corrupt clintons a great honest read, he goes into how nice the Bush family was to agents then what the clintons did to disparage them. no wonder hillary goes around with thugs moms the same mothers of "their children" who attempted to kill law enforcement officers:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/02/us/politics/loretta-lynch-hillary-clinton-email-server.html?_r=0

Looking at the real polls Trump is ahead how can anyone cast a vote for anti-American anti-law enforcement clinton?

7/01/2016 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT Anybody catch Phil Ponce virtually speechless and stuttering while trying to look like he knew what was happening while "interviewing" Forrest Stuart - a violence prevention person on how the social media is driving so much of the violence in Chicago? Wonder what all the Channel 11 elites thought of the topic. It was probably too real for them - they like to deal in the abstract.

7/01/2016 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those who say were racists should consider that when the wolf comes to their door and they dial 911 we don't give a hoot what race, sex, religion, or any other demographic they are - we're coming. One thing is going to happen. That wolf will stop or we'll stop him. Period. Who else in this culture of death is gonna risk their very lives and lay it all down if need be to stop the wolf? The politians, the race baiters, and the ramble rousers are not moving towards the sound of the guns. They are long on talk and short on actions! That is the truth and part of the authentic nobility of what we do as Police Officers. The Military does it on foreign soils - but right here in the land of the free and the home of the brave it is the shepherds (Police) who are bringing the sword!

Romans 13: 4 says "But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain;" The message leadership should be sending to the community is that if you're a wolf seeking to prey on the sheep - be very afraid of Police because we do not bear our weapons in vain!

7/01/2016 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No more Ferguson Effect. We have the Johnson Effect in full swing here in Chicago. Even when you are right and have the G.O.'s, laws and rules and regulations on your side you will be stripped and thrown under the bus. I believe when the bosses say they have our backs they mean a knife in our backs. Go out and get some heads kid.

7/01/2016 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now Retired...

The Democommunists have started to use the strategy to fool voters that worked in the last two elections.

They are coming out with poll numbers that say Hillary is ahead of Trump by double digits and so the opposition might as well stay home on election day. They will keep putting this on the carefully controlled news media until people believe it.

Register and VOTE.

7/01/2016 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know trying to help now 4 officers in the hospital because of thugs:

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/07/01/two-chicago-police-officers-hurt-in-crash-after-far-south-side-chase/?utm_source=mobile&utm_medium=text-messaging&utm_campaign=text-messaging

Praying for officers please stay fetal not worth getting hurt over!

7/01/2016 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I-57 was shut down in the early morning hours today between 119th and 147th by ISP. State CSI was processing a Dodge Charger at the gas station on 147th/Cleveland with several upstanding citizens lounging nearby. Can't find anything on the news about it. Anyone?

7/01/2016 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love how DA from our own weak ass Union follows the sup and city in saying stops and work slow-down is due to tedious paperwork. No the fuck it isn't. It's because you assholes don't back us, the community hates us and we get sued and demonized for BS. Speaking of the media, SCC, don't be so quick to praise. This is a small cookie after they misrepresent the truth and release hitpiece after hitpiece painting us as terrible. Funny how they aid in fomenting hatred between the community and us and then blame it on other factors. Again, fuck the media, EJ, the city and a light fuck the FOP.

7/01/2016 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Staying fetal is working, keep it up. In the ghetto, take your time, there is no hurry. They ARE NOT worth your life.
The Cloward post is right on the money.

7/01/2016 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will Latin Lives Matter? Don' Latin lives matter?

7/01/2016 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think Obummer and holder are ready for that discussion on race? Looks like the announted one will leave office before having that discussion.

7/01/2016 06:1

Only discussion they are ready for is that whites are racist against blacks. Like racism is not a two way street. They will not address the problem that lies within their own culture. Yet they are eager to reminisce on a time when they were stopped by a white racist police officer in their youth. Never has Obama came to his own neighborhood and address the violence within his own culture, yet he addresses the nation from the White House and talks about the problematic policing. I guess there is more money and votes when you bash the police than when you criticize your own. Stay very fetal.

7/01/2016 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Democrat politicians are trying to pass anti gun laws that will stop all these shootings and murders.

7/01/2016 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be careful I know this is the other side of the world but it is all over the news:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/07/01/hostages-reported-in-attack-in-restaurant-in-bangladesh-capital.html

they killed police officers, they are reporting these scumbags are commandos for the terrorist organization,and watching the CIA director saying we are on alert! In chiraq we have our own terrorists organizations from the elected down, a general in the military here is saying we have a total lack of leadership in the White House, guess that would be similar to the leadership or should I say liarship on CPD?

Be careful, we know they are here with the wide open borders, heck our first commando type responders the swat guys don't even have vehicles, they will be stuck in bumper to bumper traffic as we are attacked brilliant thinking Eddie, take all the vehicles from your 35th street dollies and give these police spec vehicles to the swat guys! As a matter of fact pull the police spec vehicles from burke-city clerk-treasurer-and some alderman that have them, then pull rahms tank police spec tahoes and suburbans he says he wants a "greener" city OK give him a Toyota Prius to cart his little ass around! We have plenty of vehicles distribute them properly boss, by the way have you demoted the cheaters yet from lieutenants exam sir?

7/01/2016 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This still doesn't stop these nut job supervisors from coming into roll call telling us "we need more (fill in the blanks)".

7/01/2016 05:15:00 PM  
Blogger bobbo jama said...

Please, Take care of yourselves and each other this weekend. No Heros! Stay Fetal!!

7/01/2016 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the top down in this country, there has been a change. There is obviously an agenda. I'm sure that agenda is to cause as much conflict and mistrust as possible, thereby having the government create more and more restrictions on how we should live. The problem is I'm a grown man. I raised a responsible family. I do not need the government telling me what to do, how to think and to silence my thoughts. There are things I do not like, it's my right and decision not to like those things. There are things that I love and that includes certain rights guaranteed to me under the Constitution. I've watched the government chip away constantly over the years eroding those rights while catering to a few groups of people. Maybe not in my lifetime, but I'm sure in my children s lifetime there will come a time when enough is enough and we either fight for our rights or we become slaves to the people in power. I feel the shackles tightening.

7/01/2016 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much has deano collected in disability?

7/01/2016 05:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best wishes to the people who stand between "us" and "them". Please be safe, make it home to your families. This is and should be a timeless message. You are so appreciated!

7/01/2016 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so glad I'm off this fucking job

7/01/2016 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Johnson is re-playing the exact same worn-out Betamax tape he played at us all before Memorial Day. "Thousands of police, violence unacceptable, unacceptable, 1,400 people causing all this and we have a list of them."

Translation -- Gonna be BIG trouble over the 4th weekend.

Why do you think they broke up the fireworks into three shows -- south, central, north? Bigger the crowd, worse it scares them now. Also thought it'd keep the Red Line bunch at home. Wrong. They came up north for Gay Pride, and they'll come up for this just so they can mess with people on Astor Street.

7/01/2016 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT -- This isn't helping either. "No human being is illegal."

More than 925,000 'deported' illegal immigrants are still in the U.S. – including 170,000 with criminal records

* Report shows hundreds of thousands of people in the country illegally have been ordered removed, but are still living here
* About 20 percent of the deported-but-not-departed illegal immigrants have at least one criminal conviction; nearly all of them are at large
* About 60 percent of them come from just four countries: Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3670205/More-925-000-deported-illegal-immigrants-U-S-including-170-000-criminal-records.html

7/01/2016 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Heard Dean Angelo was getting pressure from the pension board to resign his disability. Lt Maloney and the City trustees were going to take his disability away. Hauser and Lappe not involved as they are okay with Dean stealing from our fund. Dean sent letter to pension board resigning his disability. 12 years of stealing from pension board. How is it possible that we elected a president that goes on disability, and works full time at Calumet College. Then becomes president and stays on disability for two more years while working full time as Fop president. What's his disability? Is he unable to qualify with his weapon? Are we really this stupid!!

7/01/2016 08:53:00 AM
Didn't dean brag that he cut his FOP presidential salary because of extra disability check? Now does he take more from us?

7/01/2016 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

How's everyone else's civilians working out on the desk? We had one on 2nd and one on 3rd in 015 - both quit within a week of each other. Someone said they are getting paid about $9000 less than they originally were told?? Anyone got the scoop?

7/01/2016 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

s a matter of fact pull the police spec vehicles from burke-city clerk-treasurer-and some alderman that have them, then pull rahms tank police spec tahoes and suburbans he says he wants a "greener" city OK give him a Toyota Prius to cart his little ass around! We have plenty of vehicles distribute them properly boss, by the way have you demoted the cheaters yet from lieutenants exam sir?
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Came and visited 015 today. You should have seen his doorman tripping over himself trying to get one step ahead of the mayor to open the Tahoe door for him. Comical.

7/01/2016 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
Heard Dean Angelo was getting pressure from the pension board to resign his disability. Lt Maloney and the City trustees were going to take his disability away. Hauser and Lappe not involved as they are okay with Dean stealing from our fund. Dean sent letter to pension board resigning his disability. 12 years of stealing from pension board. How is it possible that we elected a president that goes on disability, and works full time at Calumet College. Then becomes president and stays on disability for two more years while working full time as Fop president. What's his disability? Is he unable to qualify with his weapon? Are we really this stupid!!

7/01/2016 08:53:00 AM<<<

As a group, sometimes I think we are.

Will Dean be able to work for the Park District, the Airport, the Racing Board after his retirement?

I'd really like to see the Feds look into this.

7/01/2016 10:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1124 pm and there are only three shot in the city all day long. the last shooting was this morning in 007 at about 1030am. the streets are very quiet tonight, most people seem to just be chillin out. Its reminding me of last year 4th of july weekend. Im still saying that we have 4-6 homicides for the entire weekend including the 4th.

7/01/2016 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How dare you bring attention to the fact that violent crimes by black people is exploding in the USA. And the fact that they, as 13% of the population, accounted for almost half the violent crime in the USA last year is just a being racist. Stop being racist and give us more free shit.

7/01/2016 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT:

How's everyone else's civilians working out on the desk? We had one on 2nd and one on 3rd in 015 - both quit within a week of each other. Someone said they are getting paid about $9000 less than they originally were told?? Anyone got the scoop?

7/01/2016 09:29:00 PM

A few days before the civilian desk people left the academy, O'Neil from HR came to the class and said their starting salary was not the $44,000 they were promised. OOOPS! They made a mistake. Their pay now is $37,000. Oh no! Sorry but nothing can be done. The budget for the city showed the starting salary as $44,000. How does O'Neil make such a big mistake then say it is nothing to be worried about. Is O'Neil that incompetent? Move on nothing to see here.

7/02/2016 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
s a matter of fact pull the police spec vehicles from burke-city clerk-treasurer-and some alderman that have them, then pull rahms tank police spec tahoes and suburbans he says he wants a "greener" city OK give him a Toyota Prius to cart his little ass around! We have plenty of vehicles distribute them properly boss, by the way have you demoted the cheaters yet from lieutenants exam sir?
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Came and visited 015 today. You should have seen his doorman tripping over himself trying to get one step ahead of the mayor to open the Tahoe door for him. Comical.

7/01/2016 09:37:00 PM
Agree why are all these top tier vehicles wasted given to political clowns? Look even cfd gives the vehicles to drunks like mcnicolas who smashes them up and being drunk and stupid! I was by headquarters all the vast vehicles in the lot looks like new car showroom not for police work more like given out free rentals! Eddie again step up give cars to swat people that we will need responding instantly to trouble spots, Eddie how would this looks "sorry squad our sniper team is stuck in traffic" the fish stinks from the head down Eddie you would take the hit! You already rolled over on lying lieutenants test examscam2016, you never demoted do nothing zero accomplished exempts just another day mr mayhem strolling along!

7/02/2016 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter that the criminal justice system is racist or that the prison industry needs bodies and BLM believes that it is a conspiracy to entrap black men. It wouldn't matter if you just behave yourself and obey the law.

7/02/2016 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please Note - You SWAT trying to do a thankless job watch out. Rushing to a scene in your own vehicle and you crash, watch out !! Even a minor injury and the lawyers will get there money from YOU and your insurance company will turn on you. Is it worth it. Take you time going if you must. The mumbles Big Ed will not give you a beater car. The narcotic legends in their own minds, need a take home car like the cleaning people. But his cheat Lt g/f just takes a tac car home....and she could not make a pimple on SWAT guys asses. I am not In SWAT !!!!!!
You guys stay safe,.

7/03/2016 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only discussion they are ready for is that whites are racist against blacks. Like racism is not a two way street. They will not address the problem that lies within their own culture. Yet they are eager to reminisce on a time when they were stopped by a white racist police officer in their youth. Never has Obama came to his own neighborhood and address the violence within his own culture, yet he addresses the nation from the White House and talks about the problematic policing. I guess there is more money and votes when you bash the police than when you criticize your own. Stay very fetal.

Some of you guys on this blog simply hate the president, and we get that. However, President Obama and Mrs. Obama have addressed violence, and Chicago violence in particular numerous times throughout his 2 terms in office. I will agree that more needs to be done here, particularly the financial resources to combat this senseless violence (job training, jobs, after school programs to keep transitional youth away from negative influences/gangs, etc.) and, of course, more hiring of police officers.

7/03/2016 10:32:00 PM  

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