Friday, July 29, 2016

Loud Horns

Believable or not, this one was too funny not to post:
  • Off topic:, but after some complaints from the alderman and the DOJ, the department is taking this seriously. As stupid as it sounds, some residents feel the air horn on the squad cars are a little too intimidating and the sound they make is a little too aggressive. They have claimed that some officers are using the airhorns in a "bullying fashion", causing some residents to feel uneasy and sometimes even fearful in their own communities. The motor maintenance people at 51st St. have received a request to put together cost estimates and a timetable for the removal of the airhorns from all department vehicles. What is this department coming to?!!
Next thing you know, it'll be the cushions! And after that, the Comfy Chair until lunch time, with only a cup of coffee at eleven.

Honest to God, we'll have feather dusters and rainbow glitter by the end of our careers.

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87 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the city can get Fleet Maintenance can replace the air horn with a recording of the AFLAC goose...and who knows? The Dept. can maybe pick up a few $$$ of advertising revenue besides?

7/29/2016 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Safe zones...Bullying air horns...WTF?

7/29/2016 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too Loud, it is not Loud enough!!! Can anyone get a car to move out of the way in an emergency? Our air horns should be just as loud as CFD Amulance.

7/29/2016 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who needs an air horn
It they take it away I will buy a bull horn and u all will think it's halftime at the game
DOJ
GTFOH

7/29/2016 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But the shots fired all night by the neigborhood rats doesnt intimidate or scare them. This is getting ridiculous.

7/29/2016 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The loud horns make me scared! They cause me PTSD!

Where my money?

7/29/2016 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take it. Fuck it! Take the lights and sirens too. I don't do emergency driving anymore. Be sure to obey all street signs and traffic signals when going to calls.


Stay FETAL

7/29/2016 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so triggered!

Where's my safe space?

7/29/2016 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do nothing. Let loud gunshots replace the loud horns. give them what the want.

7/29/2016 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info. Air horn patrol activated.

7/29/2016 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop doing anything. They are now telling you that blowing your horn is wrong.

7/29/2016 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like these people are afraid of everything including getting a job.

7/29/2016 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the Chicago Police Department caves into this request, the Department is full of Shit and truly has gone. That's part of the equipment for emergecy vehicles. Actually I feel the uniforms are intimidating so we should stop using them to. Unbelievable.

7/29/2016 02:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The air horn is the one piece of warning equipment that drivers hear & then get out of the way. New sirens now have a couple low rumble type tones since they can be heard over all the other noises. FOP - where are you when all these changes are being proposed? We all know (except for Un-Disability Dean) that traffic accidents are one of the top causes of police officer's deaths/serious injury. Why does our safety committee sit with a finger up their butt in contented silence? First the shotguns, now air horns? They might as well give us foot powered carts like in the Flinstones (the old cartoon can be updated to feature a black Fred & Wilma AKA special ed & wheezie!)
Which AlderAss wants to get rid of them? Tunney? Beale? Ervin? These AlderAssholes are out of their mind!


Retired .38 spl +P

7/29/2016 02:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"They have claimed that some officers are using the airhorns in a "bullying fashion", causing some residents to feel uneasy and sometimes even fearful in their own communities."

"Some residents."

BAP BAP and see who runs holding his side?

Or is that, like, "profiling?"

7/29/2016 03:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would rather hear the air horn then rahm's voice! Also horn more pleasant the Hillary talking.

7/29/2016 04:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"But the shots fired all night by the neighborhood rats don't intimidate or scare them."

7/29/2016 12:29:00 AM

How come a freaking ten-thousand-watt "boom car" wired with welding cable, huge 1-farad surge capacitors, and extra batteries in the trunk doesn't bother them as it tools around the 'hood, shaking and buzzing like a gigantic, unbalanced laundry dryer?

Spotlights are going to come off the cars too. "He flicked me with that light and I got the PTSD now," will be the claim at the fambly "press conference," with spokesmen, pastors, and assorted unknown persons staring sullenly at the cameras...

7/29/2016 05:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are 11 murders away from 400 and they are worrying about horns, typical liberal thinking, it's not our fault, blame the horn. 2 days left in July, let's go Chicago.

7/29/2016 05:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Cardinal Fang aka Revolversaurus (ret) said...

Nice Python reference there SCC. You made my morning! Now, give the rack a turn! ��

7/29/2016 06:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone above said it. Do not drive in a manner that makes emergency equipment necessary. It is too dangerous and causes criminals to flee arrest.

7/29/2016 06:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So? Why would I use it anyways?

Fuck you, pay me.

7/29/2016 06:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loudspeakers in squads are also being modified to play "Kumbaya" in an endless loop

7/29/2016 06:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take it easy, it was just a suggestion. The Dept hasn't agreed to it.

7/29/2016 07:09:00 AM  
Blogger kim said...

Does this mean that we're getting Marilyn Mosby as states attorney too?

7/29/2016 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next thing you know they'll mandate that we only speak in our "nice" voice so as not to come across as too intimidating.

WTF?

Who's going to start criticizing "the community" and mandating how they act?
Crickets......

7/29/2016 07:29:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Hillary likes that idea.

7/29/2016 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In another year they will be taking away your whistles.......

7/29/2016 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We old, old timers remember a time when the powers to be removed all of the sirens from squad cars. It didn't last long and they probably promoted the moron who came up with the idea.

7/29/2016 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loud Horn Lives Matter

7/29/2016 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, please tell us that this was posted in jest! This is too crazy to be true.

7/29/2016 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think they should go with the line of bells from the old Good Humor trucks or maybe the clown music from the Frostee trucks. Problem solved!

7/29/2016 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait a minute.. Your Unit still issues vehicles? 610 could use about 20 of them. We'll take old LTDs if they will still start. Dunn, are ya listening?

7/29/2016 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous #StayAliveTo55 said...

Curious timing on the allowing of the baseball cap to be worn again...

I can see the new G.O.

"Before using the airhorn, place your ball cap into the siren speaker to muffle the fearful tone".

"Also claiming you forgot to retrieve your ball cap from said speaker is NOT a valid excuse for not wearing said cap".

7/29/2016 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought CPD air horns were wimpy compared to CFD's..

7/29/2016 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's what these times have brought upon us. Here is an article called the blazer experiment for the length a police department went to appear less intimidating which I agree with. The only exception is that I want a navy blue bespoke blazer, maybe matching wool slacks, and some Italian loafers. Im just sayin.

http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/the-blazer-experiment/

7/29/2016 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They did that back in the 70's and did take all the sirens off. We had to blow our regular car horns going on in progress calls.

7/29/2016 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it could be, according to the libs, that the police themselves, wearing uniforms, and carrying tasers and guns, are "intimidating", so....perhaps they should not wear uniforms or carry guns; instead they should drive Toyota Prius' and wear pink shirts, brown shorts, and straw hats....love all around!

7/29/2016 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are intimidating the drug deals in the hood. Stop It! Stop it! Shame on you!

Didn't one of oldtimers use the "Ride of the Valkyries"

That's a thought dress like the "Blues Brothers" and play "The Valkyries".

7/29/2016 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give them everything they want ... Just another excuse to stay fetal ... Lol the joke is actually on them keep handcuffing us I can't speak for everyone but on the 1st and 16th I laugh to myself when that check is deposited and I did absolutely nothing but show up
Stay Fetal

7/29/2016 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of those "toots" was me after lunch.

7/29/2016 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is beyond ridiculous, what next remove the lights they are to bright? The way they pander to the scum of society is just getting worse anything for a vote. The elected continue to throw trillions of taxpayers money money we earn at the illegal invaders,criminals welfare breeders! Watched a commentator last night on news he said Trump is going to take the billions from "sanctuary" cities and put it into the general fund and use it to protect America! now since Chicago is a haven of illegals will rahm again skyrocket taxes to pay for these invaders? been to the hospital lately? they clog our emergency rooms and need to go back home to their countries! Do you think as Americans if you illegally went into any country you could demand all this service? You would either be jailed or killed simple as that!
Rant/off

7/29/2016 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Might as well take the blue lights off, too. Can't chase, you're automatically wrong if in an accident, and no one does traffic stops. Imagine the savings!

7/29/2016 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear DOIJ,
Your safe space is under the stairs in your moma's basement.
Eat dog $@!t !!!

7/29/2016 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP Lodge 7 should initiate the litigation process for hearing loss shortly. This may have precipitated this review by the department.

Several years ago Lodge 7 investigated this matter and found that the average officer suffers a loss of hearing from both sirens and horns equipped on department vehicles.

Notify Lodge 7 immediately if you took a hearing a test and it revealed that you suffered as a result of the department's failure to mitigate the degree of your hearing loss due to sirens and horns.

7/29/2016 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF?

So when The Police are called to do a
"Protect-Serve" at some "Memphis Town"
shit shack occupied by four generations of
actively breeding motherfuckers at 3am?

"If I talk louder than everybody else,
Da Po-leece will only listen to me!"

("We be a noisy and emotional peoples,"
as one snaggle-voice told us years ago..)

Every fucking light in the fucking hovel is lit,
big-assed TVs blazing away, school age
children running around, broodmares
shouting into "sailfones" and the
males of the species are in and out of
the parade of big body 1990's GM
sedans (ironically, ex-Police cars)
with worked motors, loud pipes and
LOUD SOUNDS sittin' high on
big rims with $5k of sound and
rich custom paint jobs...

These are the same non-contributory
muthafuckahs crying about how loud
and intimidating Police air-horns and
sirens are and SOME NITWIT at HQ
has lent an ear to their bullshit?

And the powers that be are spooked
because Coppers are running for the
exits faster than they had anticipated?

>Cat busily trying to cover-up
shit on a freshly waxed floor<

"WTF?"
>CRASH! BANG!<
"Meee-YOOWWW!"

You "silent majority" types
had better bone-up, get mean,
get mad and fight to take YOUR
city back.

7/29/2016 11:43:00 AM  
Blogger Jeremy Kitchen said...

Jesus Fucking Christ. The gun shots are louder, amiright?

7/29/2016 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the ghetto motherfuckers can blast their fucking beats long into the night but a toot from a horn meant to signal pullover or yield the right of way is too loud. Let them go tell moose breath to turn your shit down, response another man shot. They'll get the Police they want none !

7/29/2016 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What, I can't hear you??
Make the airhorns louder!!
Cuz some people just can't hear.

7/29/2016 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Airhorn Sirens are being abused in City and Chicago Suburbs, by police, Fire, and Ambulances, who are using them as a personal tool to get thru traffic when not operating in an Emergency Capacity. Especially Private Ambulances, who should be regulated and have to keep logs for when sirens and air horns are used, and why. They hurry up with sirens when not warranted, so they can get done with a run, and be up and clear faster, so they are available quicker for another @Run", reaulting in more $$$$ for the Ambulance Companies . They probably endanger more people than they actually help. It is a danger to the Community to disrupt traffic for none other than personal reasons, and Ambulances are driving to and from Hospitals outside their towns, using Emergency Lights and Sirens when uncalled for, because they've been told to get back to their Suburb Town as quickly as possible in case they are needed there, due to inadequate Manpower in their Villages. As a result they are needlessly endangering motorists. It all amounts to Speed for $$$, be up and Clear to accept the next assignment, make that money for the Boss, even if it needlessly endangers lives. No problems with bonified legit use of Emergency Equipment, but ""Sirens For $$$" is dangerous for everyone on our streets.

7/29/2016 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Several years ago I was closing the lakefront and a guy on a bike asked me if I could shut my blue lights off because they bothered his eyes.

7/29/2016 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol, what's next? the blue lights are too bright!?!?!?!!?? jesus

7/29/2016 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MUST WATCH:

The future of policing.

New de-escalation training coming to Chicago from Germany:

https://youtu.be/bzaZTEc0p7Q

7/29/2016 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I call bullshit on this one. It's funny tho

7/29/2016 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Horns of plenty.
"he who toots not his own horn, has no horn to toot"
and...
"Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward."
— Matthew 6:2

I wonder, did CFD end the use of their bells because of it sounded too much like a Christian church.

Of course if you want attention in the ghetto you get a subwoofer and some IcedCubed Snoopie Doggs,
which by the way many find the hate-filled derogatory lyrics offensive.

Pandering Rahm and his Pussification Tour continues.

7/29/2016 01:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wtf happen to this city.

7/29/2016 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup, they're worse than megaphones at BLM riots................

7/29/2016 02:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is the stupidest mess I have ever heard!!!!

7/29/2016 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shit Show...

7/29/2016 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sirens bounce off buildings, you know exactly where an air horn is coming from.

7/29/2016 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too damn funny to be just a rumor. Next some "communities" will feel cold steel handcuffs are too "restraining". You will all be issued handcuffs with pink fuzzy, hypoallergenic rabbit hair on them made of a flexible material, not steel.
Stay safe.

J.J.

7/29/2016 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fk the horns
be concerned about the shotguns that were removed from stations

7/29/2016 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous The Neanderthal said...

>Cat busily trying to cover-up
shit on a freshly waxed floor<

"WTF?"
>CRASH! BANG!<
"Meee-YOOWWW!"

7/29/2016 11:43:00 AM

Here ya go, guy. They can do somersaults, too!

Smarter than a lot of people you run into...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3713487/Preparing-Olympics-Roary-athletic-cat-shows-amazing-somersault-talent.html

7/29/2016 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they should play la cucaracha!

7/29/2016 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MUST WATCH: The future of policing.

New de-escalation training coming to Chicago from Germany:

https://youtu.be/bzaZTEc0p7Q

7/29/2016 01:19:00 PM

OH, GREAT! Angela Merkel is turning Germany into another Syria, where no one will be safe in the smallest town, and they're "de-escalating."

We are witnessing the suicide of the Western World.

Hillary "Borderless World" Clinton = Angela Merkel. Same type, will get same results. Beware.

7/29/2016 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you really want to see the future of Policing, the must watch is Demolition Man.

For all you clowns who are still running and gunning, for this idiot Superintendent and Mayor, you are dumber than we thought. Just remember, when they are asking for an inventory of your property for the Federal lawsuits, it truly is your fault. Mister Ed and the 9 and a half digit midget do not have your back, now, or ever.

SS

7/29/2016 06:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds really ridiculous so much that it can't be true.

7/29/2016 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about this!

JUST BLOW US!

7/29/2016 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That wasn't an airhorn... That was the burrito supreme!!!7

7/29/2016 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a citizen: any officer doing "proactive" policing is not only a bona fide dipshit, but they're also supporters of Hillary and Bolshevism in general. "STAY FETAL, OFFICERS." Trust me: the informed citizens are already prepared and can handle any and all comers. Besides, informed citizens can square away their own problems. ;)

M.F.

P.S.--S.C.C., keep up The Lord's Work. You're more accurate than the alphabet soup mainstream moron Pravda news media. ;)4

7/29/2016 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take it easy, it was just a suggestion. The Dept hasn't agreed to it.

No. Not yet. Sounds like they are considering it.

It is a DOJ "recommendation. And no one has the balls to say "That's stupid."

Lets replace the airhorn with the sound of sleigh bells and soft singing of "Please move"

If you really want a scary sound, have a horn that sounds like skidding tires. THAT gets everybody's attention.

7/29/2016 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The air horn will be replaced with a recording for flaker speaking his brand of jibba jabber!

7/29/2016 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The air horn will be replaced with a recording of free flaker speaking his own brand of jibba jabber

7/29/2016 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Grabowski said...

Who needs air horns when the little squeeze bulb bicycle horns that you can get at Walmart for a couple of bucks will work. Plus they sound much less intimidating. Think of the cost savings ! ! !

Next thing you know you will be armed with pea shooters and slingshots. Guns are soooo scary, and mean, and noisy. After all, it's for the cherlins. sarc/off.

7/29/2016 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok,replace them with water cannons.....

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

Me so Horny!!

7/29/2016 09:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard they are recommending we replace our siren with ice cream truck music.

7/29/2016 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I wonder, did CFD end the use of their bells..."

7/29/2016 01:57:00 PM

Damn! I never remembered that until just now! One of those things that just slips away and you don't notice.

When I was a kid, I got the impression that they rang the bell slow when returning to quarters. Is that true?

7/29/2016 11:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember working 015 and 006 tactical (zero clout) in the early 1990s with those bubble Chevys and the super low rear quarter panels. Monster engine but the siren was as loud as a car alarm and the so called air horn sounded like a door buzzer. Many accidents back then as there was no noise to the equipment in the unmarked cars. It's good there is a better lighted and sonic fleet today.

7/29/2016 11:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck replacing the horns. I can't get the garage to change my oil.

7/30/2016 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe we can have chimes, like an ice cream truck.

7/30/2016 03:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
We old, old timers remember a time when the powers to be removed all of the sirens from squad cars. It didn't last long and they probably promoted the moron who came up with the idea.
7/29/2016 07:55:00 AM
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The sirens were removed in the late 50's, shortly before my time. It was an early attempt to solve the problem of squad car accidents, the theory being that the siren made police officers over confident, with terrible results. One of the first acts by the new Superintendent, O.W. Wilson was to reinstall sirens on the cars, the whoop whoop kind. He then had the cars repainted blue and replaced the red Mars light with a blue one, only one on each car.

7/30/2016 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7/29/2016 12:45:00 PM

You Sir are correct. If I may add a bit of personal history. Back in the 70's, just before I came OTJ, I worked for a very well known private ambulance company on the south side(now long gone). We got paid a horse shit hourly rate (around $3 if I recall), but made a $ commission on every call/run we got. Lights and fucking sirens on every call.

7/30/2016 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember seeing a squad stopped for a red light on Roosevelt road and when someone was crossing the street in the crosswalk they would hit the air horn and watch them jump. They seemed amused about it. That was C.A.P.S. In action!

7/30/2016 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The old chevy dashboard's, could handle 2 XL pizza's!

7/30/2016 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...


Several years ago I was closing the lakefront and a guy on a bike asked me if I could shut my blue lights off because they bothered his eyes.

7/29/2016 01:12:00 PM

What hospital did he go to?

7/30/2016 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take some advice from the Minions and adopt a softer tone.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zJySOf2jPnU

7/30/2016 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Replacing air horns? I nominate this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rtI86rgZ9I&feature=youtube_gdata_player

7/30/2016 02:53:00 PM  

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