Tuesday, July 05, 2016

What Did We Learn This Weekend?

If the trend holds, shootings this year as compared to last, will be down in the area of 50%. On its face, this is a good thing, but the numbers that came out of the weekend are still pretty bad - between 40 and 50 people shot.

But how was this accomplished? Anyone from the media want to answer? You've been printing it on and off for days leading up to the weekend. C'mon, we're just dumb coppers and we've been talking about it and pointing it out for years.

No, it wasn't ISP sending a few dozen troopers. Or County sending some sheriffs to patrol the south and west sides. Here's a clue - this quote from Frank Main:
  • The Chicago Sun-Times reported earlier this year that the Police Department spent a record $116.1 million on overtime in 2015 — up 17.2 percent from the previous year — to mask a manpower shortage that has mushroomed under Mayor Rahm Emanuel, with police retirements outpacing hiring by 975 officers.
:::GASP!!!::: A manpower shortage? Why didn't somebody say something?

Here's what really happened:
  • the brass rearranged tactical team days off (as usual);
  • they put everyone in uniform;
  • overnight shifts stayed an extra half-a-tour;
  • the ran an operation taking 88 high level problems off the street letting others know there was something serious going on;
  • anyone who was RDO was offered the chance to work one or both days off for time-and-one-half in their district, on their regular shift - not somewhere far from home
Were they 5,000 extra cops? Not even close. All told, the number of cops working a day off was probably between 1,200 to 1,500 or so, all watches, all shifts.

A huge number of house mice were manning cars. Were they lighting the world on fire? Not where we work. Were they jumping out on dope tips, chasing the pack, hiding in the bushes? Good lord, no. Were they a visible presence, deterring crime, manning cars that aren't usually up and making the numbers of coppers seem like they were suddenly reinforced? You bet they were. And what happens when they all go back inside this week and end up RDO again on Saturday/Sunday and the gangs don't feel like there's a street presence again? Go on.....guess.

Now which news outlet is going to have the balls to ask for the actual numbers of cops and the actual OT paid out this weekend? And who is going to point out to Rahm that if he had properly manned the Department while McCarthy was here instead of trying to do it on the cheap, there might be more than a few innocent lives saved?

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116 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget that Canadian high pressure too.....

7/05/2016 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dare you Media. Go get Rahm. Put him on the hot seat. Call Eddie Johnson out. What are the true numbers...manpower and bucks!! Whats the true numbers? Dare you.

7/05/2016 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot summer mobile....protecting the beach....oh wait. They canceled their day off.

7/05/2016 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody will question the little Jagoff. Media is a bunch of cowards. Fuckin cowards

7/05/2016 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't watch much news this weekend, but both times I did I saw people being interviewed about whether they felt safe. The guy at 31st and the lake said absolutely. He said 'look at all the police, they're stopping anything before it happens, and if something happens they know the police gonna catch em'. Then, a guy at Navy Pier, with a female, said almost the same thing. He said 'the police are all over the place. Look, they're everywhere, keeping us safe'. The female kept nodding her head and smiling.
I don't care how many skewed studies they want to cite, or how many experts (who've never once worked a beat car) they drag out, police PRESENCE makes a difference. We had it - at huge expense - this weekend, but now it's over.
Back to business as usual.

7/05/2016 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the chit-chat says Rahm wants to bust
CPD down to 5K total.

"Just like Houston since Houston has
approximately the same population as Chicago."

Meanwhile, NYPD just graduated a recruit class of 1200.

Past Is Prologue:
- Emanuel Vows to 'Stick It In Cops Ear' after visiting
CFD Squads and telling them: "You're Gonna Have To Learn
To Bleed." -

7/05/2016 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I get my july 4, 2016 'just putting a bandaid on it' ribbon?

7/05/2016 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in 014 visiting family. I ran into a marked squad at a store that then passed me a second time on North Ave. Two minutes later I was passed by an unmarked, followed shortly by a marked squad, on a side street. First thing out my mouth was overtime.

7/05/2016 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm won't allow the City to bleed money in OT for the rest of the year to keep the bastards from killing each other, he needs the money for other crony projects. The smoke and mirrors will end and with that will come the increase in body counts.

7/05/2016 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Emanuel's Hip Pocket said...

Say what? Ah...arra..."NO COMMENT." - Chicago Mainstream Media (MSM)

7/05/2016 01:30:00 AM  
Blogger TM Lutas said...

Why wouldn't the actual number of cops be published as a matter of course on the Internet?
Why wouldn't the actual OT paid out be published as a matter of course on the Internet?

It only takes balls to get it established. After that, the machines push it all out and anyone can monitor and establish the relationship between manpower levels, OT, and crime rates. Anything that can be gotten by FOIA and is computerized should be automatically published on the Internet.

At the beginning of the 22nd century, this will all be routine. It's dirt cheap to do it now. Why not spin the future up today?

At the very least, the rock bottom worst that will happen is that the excuses will be entertaining, sad but entertaining.

7/05/2016 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes Rahm, #INNOCENT LIVES MATTER TOO!

7/05/2016 03:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now add the number of cops fired or forced to retire because of pending bus being dropped on them

7/05/2016 04:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imagine if Rahm did not cut the 1000 officers from the budget, and Gmac did not have contacts cards for everything that moved, and Rahm did not hide the video so he could be re elected.
We could have used the money the DOJ investigation is costing us to hire more police.

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

Only problem is the ot was for 1-4. I work midnights in a southside district and we got no extra help on the night of the 4th because for us it was the 5th. You would think some member of the brain trust authorizing overtime would realize this and adjust accordingly but instead we've got a skeleton crew and a mile long backlog still at 5:15 a.m.

7/05/2016 05:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well nice job Eddie saying shootings were down, bam!!!! Here comes Monday night into Tuesday morning. Didn't you learn from your predecessor to stfu?!?!?!!

5,8, and a 12 year old all shot, savagery and cowardice at its best.

7/05/2016 05:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The house mice were in uniform and some even hit the street but some "chosen" few got to wear their new looking uniform and hid in the office and get that holiday pay. A few that worked the street in 12 got the taste of what it feels like to deal with Joe citizen and even get a late arrest and have your plans ruined. Welcome to the real world ladies!! Others worked their usual 5 hour tours on the desk and yet others continue to abuse the medical (N. M )and enjoyed an extended holiday weekend on the backs of others due to a bruise on their foot. You want to increase manpower??? Anyone ever hear of our medical integrity unit ever catching anyone ?

7/05/2016 05:34:00 AM  
Blogger Sir Donkey, esq said...

You were spot on, right up until you used the word "innocent".

7/05/2016 05:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm doesn't care.
He's off on vacation somewhere far far away from the madness.

7/05/2016 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogger TM Lutas said...


Why wouldn't the actual number of cops be published as a matter of course on the Internet?
Why wouldn't the actual OT paid out be published as a matter of course on the Internet?

It only takes balls to get it established. After that, the machines push it all out and anyone can monitor and establish the relationship between manpower levels, OT, and crime rates. Anything that can be gotten by FOIA and is computerized should be automatically published on the Internet.

At the beginning of the 22nd century, this will all be routine. It's dirt cheap to do it now. Why not spin the future up today?

At the very least, the rock bottom worst that will happen is that the excuses will be entertaining, sad but entertaining.

7/05/2016 01:35:00 AM
_______________________________________

Go away troll.
Apparently you don't pay attention to how the CPD operates.
NOTHING is immediate.
NOTHING

7/05/2016 06:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must say, this article is funny as hell

7/05/2016 06:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

with all the hype over all the extra police maybe the shooters gave it a break and sat back- letting the city spend a ton of money and continue to physically exhaust the officers - the city plan is not sustainable and the gang drug conflicts are not going anywhere.

7/05/2016 06:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i HAVE A COMPLETELY different perspective. I say NOTHING we did mattered. It didn't matter that tact were in uniform or that there were more cops on the street. It didn't matter that 88 rats were locked up. None of it mattered. You know why the numbers were down? Here's why: NO REASON. We got lucky. The animals just didn't act up. That's all.

Eddie probably did some good things - no matter that they were unsustainable - which is a valid point. But he overstepped by taking credit on the news and acting like anything he did actually mattered. If he was a wise man he would have said "We tried our best, we did what we thought might help, but in the end, the 3 million people of Chicago are the ones who decide whether they want to act up."

It's laughable think that a Superintendent can do some magic to affect all this.

I'm sure we've all worked big festivals and parades, and it should be obvious that if the crowd truly turns on you we are so outnumbered nothing we do would really matter.

Eddie should have been smart and said "ya it worked out ... we got lucky."

7/05/2016 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC Jeff Garlin was on WGN this morning and praised the ever loving shit out of CPD. It was very refreshing to hear someone saying something good about us.

7/05/2016 07:25:00 AM  
Blogger Retired Indiana Copper said...

It appears as with Cinderella the ball ended at midnight! Police Smart with your normal numbers!

7/05/2016 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone tell Preckwinkle that incarceration DOES work. I wonder if the 88 arrested were some of her early releases. She says too many people of color in jail but says nothing about all the innocent people of color being murdered by thugs roaming the streets. Thugs she is releasing.

7/05/2016 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hold on there Francis. 011 had 7 people shot (1 DOA) in 3 separate incidnets, 90 minutes. So add those to the final tally.

7/05/2016 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was also 65-70 degrees a lot of this past weekend. Let's not act like OT is what saves the city. We have had VRI for about 5 years and numbers are still high. With the manpower shortage being what it is(and we all know it's out of control) we should be allowed to work our days off(or at least 1) each week in our own district ON A BEAT CAR HANDLING JOBS year round.

7/05/2016 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much did they pay in OT over 1.5 million can't keep that up over the summer

7/05/2016 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We also learned we need a dramatic change in elected officials and looks like Trump who is pro-police has a chance, republican turnout up 62% demorats down 28% today any 1100 hours FBI director to have news conference on Hillary criminal charges we will know today how independent director Comey is at news conference!

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/07/final-analysis-gop-primary-turnout-62-year-dem-primary-turnout-21-year/

7/05/2016 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live In the Belmont Harlem area,and the only 2 squad cars that I saw from Chicago were 4310 E and another squad going to eat at Lukes' on Harlem. I really don't know where 2511 was at all weekend. Maybe deploying him elsewhere.

7/05/2016 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First Watch 025th District==

Last night we had six cars working 99. Too many officers were given time due. Officer safety (especially on a busy holiday day) should take priority over time off. You want weekends, holidays and a nice 9 to 5 schedule then you should go work in corporate America. Not the police department. The Millennial generation is spoiled. It's all about them.

7/05/2016 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No media will ever report on the true manpower! They'll deny it, point to little BS stories, but they are scared to death of crossing him.

Dave Savini is more interested in police vehicles double parking on jobs than taking a story

I know Dave, the drunk reads this blog---try the new flatbread sandwiches at Taco Bell, they're awesome

7/05/2016 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least Jackass should have a running total of the CPD officers on duty, etc it's public info and the city won't publish it.

7/05/2016 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And once all the gang members get released at the PC hearings, they will be pissed and want everyone to know whose really the boss out there. I'd like to see the numbers in those released this week

7/05/2016 08:09:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

More cops. Less crime. Simple.

7/05/2016 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's still an insane fucking weekend. 5 killed (maybe more) 60+ shot. I would not be toting any "winning strategy". 0ver 1000 more officers on the street and only around 5 less killed than last year. I don't believe the 5 less killed is a directly correlated to the 1000+ Officers put on the street. Chicago still had over 60 shot, just like previous years. This is a sub-culture of crime all reinforced by weak CPD bosses, a pandering mayor/politicians, pathetic judges, biased media, ETC... This weekend was far from a success.

7/05/2016 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it was a complete failure,look at the total number and the OT spent

7/05/2016 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nah, they ended up coming through on the 4th, weekend total is 5 dead, 62 wounded, more shot than last year.

7/05/2016 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the amount of officers on the department directly affects the amount of shootings and murders why were we pushing close to 1000 murders years back when there were a few thousand more officers on the department?

7/05/2016 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a time proven fact.
More manpower (i.e. patrols, saturation, response, back up, specialization etc) = LESS CRIME !

Stop wasting money on useless, wasteful political projects and 'increase the police.'

Then again, only the 'pols lives matter.'

I rest my case.

7/05/2016 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well dont pat yourself on the back to fast. 67 were shot , 4 of them fatal, 28 after Eddie gave his speech up on Mon. . But yeah, all things considered, I'd call this a victory.

7/05/2016 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty fucked up right now,eh..

Presidential Candidate, being investigated by the feebs..
Mayor of Chicago hiding videos, to be re-elected...
Congressional Black Caucus disrupting the chamber, for more gun control ?
Black Caucas,just stop your voters !
Police under attack, Nationwide....
President who will not admit, who wants us dead ! Besides BLM!!
Judges allowing the police to be battered = No Charges !
Howard & Stavropoulos conspiring to fuck over a citizen !
Same judicial system,wont help the police !!!
Very,Fucked up now, and if #ilet4die wins, it gets worse !
Stay Fetal Fellas !!!

7/05/2016 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tact teams should be in uniform every day. They are not tricking anyone. Why plain clothes? If they are on a buy-bust mission then plain clothes works for me. Worked Tact for 17yrs didn't give a shit if I was in uniform or not. There are a few crybabies who think it makes them special but most Tact don't care one way or the other. Those guys are the most aggressive and enjoy the perks that come with it.

7/05/2016 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What we learned is that all the BS the McCarthy was spewing was a waste of time and money.
We also learned that the current administration of this Department is way over their heads.
They tell media over 5000 officers on street for weekend. What BS, maybe 1200 or 1500 officers working RDO
or just reassigned to street duty.

Now what are you going to do next weekend or even tonight on the 5th of july?
Even comic on WGN was calling for police to get raises and pensions. Calling Chicago murder Capitol.

someone in media please FOIA the superintendents body camera video. Bet it shows nothing.

7/05/2016 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like former mayor Shortshanks needs another adviser good ole Abner Mivka past away...

7/05/2016 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't see any police in Mt greenwood. Mt Greenwood property taxes matter tho.

7/05/2016 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not trying to play Devil's advocate but in the other cities, major cities, where there is a less police per residents ratio, why is there less crimes and shootings?

Not to say I don't want police on the street, and don't want you guys to have enough backup, but crime isn't really affected by the number of officers on the street.

Maybe high presence can be a deterrent, but police can't solve poverty, unemployment, drug and alcohol addiction, fatherless homes, and a court system that refuses to punish criminals. Not to mention the hand that the media plays in all of this, and the empowerment of criminals. I blame liberals, but that's another story.

Fuck this city and take care of the good people, good neighborhoods, and yourselves.

The concerned citizen.

7/05/2016 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the "community involvement." Look at the fixed posts requested by the aldermen, why don't they just ask the "community" to respect those areas. This is army of occupation policing.

7/05/2016 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's go media. Who has the balls to put this info out? I might actually watch the newcast again of whoever has the guts to do this. Stopped watching the tv news and cancelled newspapers because of the one sided Rahm reporting and too much fluff. Don't care what's going on in other states when there's so much shit to be reported here. Step right up! Who's going to be the leader? Form an orderly line and no pushing or shoving allowed (sac). Ya, I didn't think there would be any takers.

7/05/2016 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't see one squad all weekend come down our street. Could the media explain why some areas of city are over policed and other sections receive no services at all? Shouldn't all taxpayers receive the same amount of police services.

7/05/2016 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the last 4 years I've seen a marked car on my block 3 times. So law abiding nieghborhoods don't get or need the police I take it.

7/05/2016 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sick of all this shit.....I'm ready to retire and will be fetal as hell until I'm there so fuck you T-dub in 002 you TWICE DEMOTED HACK with your micro managing radio hogging ass. Stay the fuck off the radio. Oh yeah t-dub that lawsuit for the murder YOU SAID WE SHOULD HAVE PREVENTED IS COMING SOON TO A CIVIL COURTROOM NEAR YOU. Then there is that nutty trying to make a name for yourself lt. alderdeen (who attends constipated comp Stat on furlough) and your dumb stupid no pc missions. keep stopping mopes and doing those stupid ass missions w/o utilizing isr's or tss cards. WTF this is why we are where we are at with the feeb's today dumb ass. You stupid no management skills no LEADERSHIP PERSONA white shirts trying to rack up numbers so you can say, Whooo hooo look at me boss, I'm bring all the number's in so promote me to exempt!" Who the Fuck attends comp stat on furlough?!! oh yeah ass kissing dumb asses!

7/05/2016 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCarthy promised that there would be no decrease in manpower when 019/023 were combined. He did this at a Town Hall meeting in 2011 at Lakeview High School. Police Officers there knew immediately this was a lie. It took citizens a little longer to find out. Commander Kenny and Boehner were there as were all alderman in effected wards. Now, 5 years later, there are 8 fewer Lt's at least; 30 fewer Sergeants and 100 fewer police officers. At least.

7/05/2016 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) FBI Director should have announced "fix was in:"
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/fbi-recommends-no-charges-against-clinton-in-email-probe-225102

Amazing espionage, secrets hacks exposed and Hillary still untouched above the law as the FBI goes after unclouted coppers for things so minor the department of justice combing through everything coppers do and she skates away! Reading well written book crisis of character secret service agent wrote about corruption of the Clinton presidency and how they get away with so many crimes! Incredible director! No charges!

7/05/2016 11:24:00 AM  
Blogger mark se said...

Your Health and Livelihood is the only thing that matters; not this job nor the political appointees(who never did "real Police" work in the first place) telling you what to do. Getting hurt on this job is NOT worth a retirement (if youre lucky to still be walking) with constant pain as a reminder no matter what the "pension!"

7/05/2016 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truth be told,what was in the dark will be brought to light!

7/05/2016 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did all this surge of manpower REALLY prevent murder and mayhem? Or just temporarily delay it?

This effort is not sustainable either by money or manpower. Stevie Wonder can see that. Can Rahm?

You know that the AHs know it too. Like wackamoles. Keep your heads down until the hammers go away.

7/05/2016 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2016. 67 shot and wounded or killed
2015. 66 shot and wounded or killed.
2014 82 shot and wounded or killed


I don't think we are doing all that much better this year.

7/05/2016 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Abner Mikva has died. He was 90.

Used to see him in the Cad, picking up his Sunday paper at Chicago/Main news stand up in Evanston. Full of distilled cheer, he'd be, waving at everyone...

7/05/2016 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I were a democrat in the United States today I would crawl under a rock. That asshole James Comey and the rest of the FBI should be put in front of a firing squad forgiving Crooked Hillary a pass.

7/05/2016 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Death trap," says a resident.

The story of Parkway Gardens and "O Block," 64th/King, one of the city's most dangerous streets.

"When Michelle Obama was a baby, her family lived on O Block, in Parkway Gardens, the complex of 35 buildings that stretches from 63rd to 66th along King Drive. She wasn’t even 2 when her parents moved the family from Parkway Gardens to a home on Euclid Avenue closer to the lake in 1965.

"Her childhood memories of the apartment complex where she once lived are of “a wonderful, small apartment building,” the first lady told Time magazine in 2009. “But now when I pass it, it’s — I was, like, God, I never saw that apartment in the way that I’m seeing it now."

A young man offers a warning to anyone unfamiliar with the area: “It’s dangerous out here. If you ain’t from here, don’t come here, please don’t. It’s real, it’s hectic.”

http://chicagobeta.suntimes.wordpress-prod-wp.aggrego.com/news/7/71/86038/o-block-chicagos-dangerous-street

7/05/2016 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie u r my hero!

7/05/2016 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

88 gang bangers locked up right before weekend. If they are incarcerated they can't shoot anybody, and they can't get shot. Incarceration drives down crime. It's a fact. Preckwinkle and Foxx can talk all the shit they want about criminal justice reform, and a racist incarceration rate.The fact that those 88 jagoffs were off the street had a huge impact on violence over the weekend. I'd bet big bucks those 88 were easily worth 3-5 homicides either as victims or offenders and 12-18 aggravated batteries/shootings as either victims or offenders.

7/05/2016 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Extra cops, ‘targeted’ arrests tamp down July 4 weekend shootings

7/4/2016, 10:05 PM

Here's the press conference Johnson gave last night while everybody else was grilling and watching the fireworks...

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/extra-cops-targeted-arrests-tamp-down-july-4-weekend-shootings/

More cameras, &c.

Pass the mustard.

7/05/2016 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



F Y I , FEDS just cut a deal with the "bitch", I guess billy boy still run's it!

7/05/2016 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A huge number of house mice were manning cars."

Did Support Services turn out? I saw them in the Loop back when Lemon Record was down there trying to intimidate coppers by staring at them from six inches away.

Black Kevlar vests marked in white, "BUREAU OF SUPPORT SERVICES." Did not appear to be, uh, heavily worn.

"The Bureau of Support Services coordinates and conducts Department activities which relate to budget and fiscal control; personnel administration; data collection; and records management..."

Did they assign them to "O Block" this time? "Go prevent some gun violence." Ooo-wee.

7/05/2016 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What did we learn this weekend?" Well, let's see. Could it be if you put the scum in jail, the shooting and killing numbers go down? Without the scum, guns are not nearly as violent? The mere presence of uniformed police officers is a deterrent to scum doing scummy things?
Actually I doubt anyone reading SCC learned anything, they already knew it.
So maybe we can learn something, politicians don't learn & don't read SCC!

J.J.

7/05/2016 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New radio reporting now that after Johnson finished last night's press conference, 23 more people were shot.

What can you say?

7/05/2016 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT....did anyone else get blindsided by the envelope they received in the mail from Prickwrinkle? Jesus.....it just NEVER stops!

7/05/2016 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

2016. 67 shot and wounded or killed
2015. 66 shot and wounded or killed.
2014 82 shot and wounded or killed


I don't think we are doing all that much better this year.

7/05/2016 12:34:00 PM

Final Stupidity Tally: 5 killed, 62 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 11 killed, 55 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 16 killed, 66 wounded
2013 weekend tally: 15 killed, 63 wounded*

Dont where you got those stats but I trust heyjackass.com more with the numbers and were right on pace with the last 3 years.

7/05/2016 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Past Is Prologue:
- Emanuel Vows to 'Stick It In Cops Ear' after visiting
CFD Squads and telling them: "You're Gonna Have To Learn
To Bleed." -

7/05/2016 12:35:00 AM
----

Unfortunately, the citizens of Chicago are the ones who suffer - and bleed - as a result.
Emanuel's malfeasance is criminal.


7/05/2016 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...


New radio reporting now that after Johnson finished last night's press conference, 23 more people were shot.

What can you say?

7/05/2016 02:11:00 PM

I'd say, "They bonded out."
Didn't hang on to the sweep arrestees long enough, I suppose.

7/05/2016 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep house mice on the street , assign caps officers to handle all metals , domestics , dope sales .
Hire 2500 more police officers over the next two years .
For the District Beat Officer , Stay Fetal . Do not make on view street stops , answer radio assignments and write paper on every crime .

7/05/2016 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Abner Mikva has died. He was 90.

Used to see him in the Cad, picking up his Sunday paper at Chicago/Main news stand up in Evanston. Full of distilled cheer, he'd be, waving at everyone...

7/05/2016 12:35:00 PM

There's an often-damaged flower planter in the middle of State Street that's breathing a sigh of relief today. It should have a plaque on it dedicated to him, it had to be rebuilt so often.

7/05/2016 04:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember all you hard chargers Rahm is trying to take away health care for retirees remember that the next time you work your RDO to make Rahm look good instead of hiring more coppers. You ain't gonna be the police forever. ♠️

7/05/2016 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After watching the circus put on by formerly respected Director Comey of the FBI, the FBI and the entire "Justice" Department have no credibility anymore. A secret meeting between former President Clinton, Hillary's husband and Obamas head of his "Justice " Department on the Tarmac of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and 3 days later Comey decides there will be no indictment by the FBI even though he says she lied on several different matters. What happened to that lying to the FBI is a felony ? This must come as a great surprise to General Petreyas who was convicted on a fraction of the evidence that they had on Clinton. Does this seem like a recurring theme? Sound like the result of the IRS scandal ? The head of the IRS takes the fifth 14 times and this "Justice" department finds no reason to charge anyone ?
The irony is this "Justice" Department is investigating the Chicago Police Department, I think the Chicago Police Department or someone ought to be investigating the "Justice" Department.

7/05/2016 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC has more readership than the Sun Times. Times just might want to buy this blog, anything is possible, lol. SCC, hold firm on the price of 50 million.

Newspapers should have a column, "ask SCC." Like Dear Abby................

7/05/2016 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drop the college requirement and there will be no shortage of Officers or applicants.

7/05/2016 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6. 67 shot and wounded or killed
2015. 66 shot and wounded or killed.
2014 82 shot and wounded or killed


I don't think we are doing all that much better this year.


*****

11 killed last year, 15 killed year before,14 killed year before that... This year 5 killed. Yes, that's much better

7/05/2016 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What we learned is if the city utilizes every cop they possibly can and pay a boatload of OT then we can basically tread water.
If that's the city's solution they're going to burnout coppers at breakneck speed and piss through money faster than a drunken sailor.
That's a great model to follow Rahm.
Hey Rahm and Eddie: go fuck yourselves.

7/05/2016 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did we learn this weekend, A lot less than what we learned from the FBI today.....

7/05/2016 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Johnson mis- interprets the concept of 'Coffee with the Chief". He thinks it means coffee, drugs, guns share phones, hang out with the bad guys and keep them up to date.

7/05/2016 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF is with the fireworks in our neighborhood, St Bede out of control. More like bombs going off. Our neighbors have the money to buy expensive fireworks, but can't keep up with their property. Who the hell are these people around here? Be respectful next time to the families who live near you.

7/05/2016 07:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of OT, who was the goof Tact Sgt at Navy Pier asking if they were released? Thanks a lot, that probably kept us an extra hour out there!

7/05/2016 08:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you are 4,500 Officers short BAD things will happen. First of all that's a LOT of police to deter and prevent crime. Second of all the 8,500 are completely burned out with their regular CPD and side job commitments. Third of all if you can't figure it out you either don't care or enjoy the mayhem like our Evil Prick of a Mayor. F.O.P. should demand a real accounting of Officers and sue the shit out of the city for the P.T.S.D. it's caused. I'd love for F.O.P. to reach out to trained mental health professionals about this.

7/05/2016 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here in 022, we had so many people that even the sergeants were riding 10-4. I got payed time and a half two days in a row to do less than I noramally do because there were so many people. Thanks Eddie! Keep it going dude!

7/05/2016 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous DT said...

Your shot and wounded numbers remain high, but homicides are slightly down. Is this not more a function of the improvement in trauma medical protocols, than additional police presence? This seems to be the case in our large Western Canadian city.

"House mice", haha...we call them 'Carpet Cops' :)

For you CPD members: Remember you don't work for Mayors or Chief's of police. You work for your fellow officers, your families, decent citizens, and for your own sense of purpose and mission. Stop listening to your critics, those armchair experts could never hack the night shift and the BS. They don't care about you and your welfare, so why worry about what they have to say? They're just taking up space in your head 'rent-free', so evict them and soldier on.

BTW, this is an excellent blog, and a valuable contribution to your city, the citizens who matter are your police officers.

Take care

7/05/2016 08:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
First Watch 025th District==

Last night we had six cars working 99. Too many officers were given time due. Officer safety (especially on a busy holiday day) should take priority over time off. You want weekends, holidays and a nice 9 to 5 schedule then you should go work in corporate America. Not the police department. The Millennial generation is spoiled. It's all about them.

7/05/2016 08:00:00 AM

.....too many people given off? I agree it should be an officer safety issue, but contract is contract. As long as it is at or below 15% off using discretionary tome, nothing can be said.
Now if the Department mandated and went under the negotiated 15%, there would be a grievance.

7/05/2016 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

400 mile round trip this weekend on I 294 and I55
and not one ISP trooper in sight , going 68mph
And getting passed like crazy by cars going 80.

7/05/2016 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
WTF is with the fireworks in our neighborhood, St Bede out of control. More like bombs going off. Our neighbors have the money to buy expensive fireworks, but can't keep up with their property. Who the hell are these people around here? Be respectful next time to the families who live near you.

7/05/2016 07:26:00 PM
Same way 4 straight days constantly bombs in Garfield ridge ridiculous!

7/05/2016 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:26...

St. Bede?

You didn't get the memo to move 20 years ago?

You belong there. Enjoy the suck.

7/05/2016 10:06:00 PM  
Blogger The Song Remains The Same said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Here in 022, we had so many people that even the sergeants were riding 10-4. I got payed time and a half two days in a row to do less than I noramally do because there were so many people. Thanks Eddie! Keep it going dude!

7/05/2016 08:27:00 PM
=================================

You gotta be a real hand job!!!
You can't just take the money & run, you gotta come on here and talk like a complete jackass!!
What a hump!

7/05/2016 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7/5@11;11am - Spot on with the reduced # of staff when 019&023'were merged. Why doesn't the Windy City Times cover the story -'it's their area that is deprived of service. And let's not forget the impotent Aldercreature Tunney aka sticky buns.

7/05/2016 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let no good deed go unpunished.

7/05/2016 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Them folks over at Thee Rant getting heat over insanely racist comments, watch yourselfs

7/05/2016 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...


6. 67 shot and wounded or killed
2015. 66 shot and wounded or killed.
2014 82 shot and wounded or killed


I don't think we are doing all that much better this year.


*****

11 killed last year, 15 killed year before,14 killed year before that... This year 5 killed. Yes, that's much better

7/05/2016 06:54:00 PM

-----
No, it isn't.
Look at the totals of SHOOTINGS. Shootings didn't decline.
All it really means is emergency rooms saved a few extra.

7/05/2016 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know if Wee Zee aka Noble Cheater crashed another marked police car leaving Portillios Drive thru on Ontario, screaming for an ET

7/05/2016 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Abner Mikva, a POS leftist cop hater. Fuck Him,,,,Rot into Pieces

7/05/2016 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tact teams should be in uniform every day. They are not tricking anyone. Why plain clothes? If they are on a buy-bust mission then plain clothes works for me. Worked Tact for 17yrs didn't give a shit if I was in uniform or not. There are a few crybabies who think it makes them special but most Tact don't care one way or the other. Those guys are the most aggressive and enjoy the perks that come with it.

The perks are not what they use to be. Also, being aggressive is not what it use to be. But, yes you are correct all tact teams should be in uniform. Also, when the district is in a rap, tact teams should be assigned radio jobs other then the old tact assignment of selling in progress. Lets face it, the only reason tact teams are needed is so the city can get around the contract with out grievance. Tact teams have become obsolete and any one who stays on a tact team is a sell out. All the tact teams should put in to go back and work the watches. Before the bashing starts I was on tacht for 13 years before I smartened up and put in the to-from to go back to the watch. Which did not happen for 3 months because the commander asked me to stay until they could find some one to replace my spot. I was a dumb ass and said ok. That same commander got a promotion and the next time I seen him he acted llike he didn't even know me. Its all about the command staff, they do not care about the blue shirts. So, all the blue shirts should go back to the watches and watch the department squirm.

7/06/2016 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

f the amount of officers on the department directly affects the amount of shootings and murders why were we pushing close to 1000 murders years back when there were a few thousand more officers on the department?

In the past when a person was shot they had a much higher percentage of dieing. The emergency medical treatment has gotten so much better today. More people died in the past, but there were fewer people shot in the past. So, more police on the street will bring the numbers on the people shot down, which in turn will bring the number of deaths down. In the past if the number of people shot were as high as they are today this city would have easlily had over 1500 homocides a year.

7/06/2016 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I'm sick of all this shit.....I'm ready to retire and will be fetal as hell until I'm there so fuck you T-dub in 002 you TWICE DEMOTED HACK with your micro managing radio hogging ass. Stay the fuck off the radio. Oh yeah t-dub that lawsuit for the murder YOU SAID WE SHOULD HAVE PREVENTED IS COMING SOON TO A CIVIL COURTROOM NEAR YOU. Then there is that nutty trying to make a name for yourself lt. alderdeen (who attends constipated comp Stat on furlough) and your dumb stupid no pc missions. keep stopping mopes and doing those stupid ass missions w/o utilizing isr's or tss cards. WTF this is why we are where we are at with the feeb's today dumb ass. You stupid no management skills no LEADERSHIP PERSONA white shirts trying to rack up numbers so you can say, Whooo hooo look at me boss, I'm bring all the number's in so promote me to exempt!" Who the Fuck attends comp stat on furlough?!! oh yeah ass kissing dumb asses!

I FEEL THE SAME DAMN WAY ABOUT COMMANDER KEVIN JOHNSON WITH HIS GOOFY ASS AROUND THE STATION BRAGGING THAT 005th DISTRICT HAD NO SHOOTINGS WELL
JOIN THE COME FUCK ME ASS CLASS CAUSE YOU'RE A JAGGGGG OFF.

7/06/2016 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A secret meeting between former President Clinton, Hillary's husband and Obamas head of his "Justice " Department on the Tarmac of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and 3 days later Comey decides there will be no indictment by the FBI even though he says she lied on several different matters. What happened to that lying to the FBI is a felony?"

7/05/2016 05:28:00 PM

Where better to pass along a thick, brown Chicago-style envelope secured with rubber bands? 'Scuse me, but I was born here. Spin the Dreidel, get back "A great miracle has occurred!" Yeah.

Conversation in a restricted VIP airport area almost as good as talking waaay out on one of those golf courses, which is where I think most of the real business of our country occurs today. Martini pitcher on the golf cart. You see Bill's nose, the veins? Man. Looks like the last 1000 serious burnout hard-liquor habitues I've seen.

Of course, you know that there is no such thing as a "private" conversation with either of these people. You might not be able to find cell phone records or texts having anything to do with the encounter, but one suspects that they were both taping the snot out of each other, trying to get something to be used as leverage later.

So -- Loretta to get Vice-Presidency under Hillary? Ambassadorship? New Cabinet position, "Secretary of Hate Suppression and Mass Relocation?" Or what?

Envelope means nothing compared to potential power moves. "Clinton Foundation" is a $2 billion cookie jar to dip into, much of it collected under fraudulent pretenses, so I understand. I'd also bet that both have their own dummy LLCs set up under that Panamanian law firm, one cannot get to the others' stacks. Not like they ever did love -- let alone care -- about each other. Hillary's precious [well-documented] lover, the triple-salaried, Moslem Brotherhood Huma Abedin, probably has something set aside for her as well.

Hillary looked about 55 instead of 70 today, color back in cheeks, smiling like Cheshire Cat. Not so fast. Paul Ryan outraged and set to trigger huge Congressional investigation into EVERYTHING here. Heartening.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3675853/House-Speaker-Ryan-says-decision-not-prosecute-Clinton-defies-explanation-damages-rule-law.html

7/06/2016 03:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anyone know if Wee Zee aka Noble Cheater crashed another marked police car leaving Portillos Drive thru on Ontario, screaming for an ET..."

7/05/2016 11:13:00 PM

They should know by now. This is Chicago. NO KETCHUP ON DOGS.

7/06/2016 06:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Look at the totals of SHOOTINGS. Shootings didn't decline.
"All it really means is emergency rooms saved a few extra."

7/05/2016 11:06:00 PM

Lost money, though. Face it, cheaper when they clock out quickly. GSSP took a hit too.

No matter. The estimable A.R. Leak establishment will make it back -- and then some -- in the weeks to come. Not their fault -- all they do is provide what seems to be a much-needed service "to the community."

7/06/2016 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Not trying to play Devil's advocate but in the other cities, major cities, where there is a less police per residents ratio, why is there less crimes and shootings?

Not to say I don't want police on the street, and don't want you guys to have enough backup, but crime isn't really affected by the number of officers on the street.

Maybe high presence can be a deterrent, but police can't solve poverty, unemployment, drug and alcohol addiction, fatherless homes, and a court system that refuses to punish criminals. Not to mention the hand that the media plays in all of this, and the empowerment of criminals. I blame liberals, but that's another story.

Fuck this city and take care of the good people, good neighborhoods, and yourselves.

The concerned citizen.

Dear Mr Concerned citizen,

Thank you for your recent observations. You are 100% right. Unfortunately, the Chicago Police Department has about 40% of its work force that should not be in this line of work. They abuse the tax paying citizens of this city by taking a paycheck and performing no function. What private company can you work for where you can come in and do nothing for 8 hours ( some only work 5 ) and then go home with a full day's pay. If theses officers would actually be supervised and made to patrol their assigned beat(s) instead of hanging in the station chatting with their fellow officers or bringing food to the desk and sitting down to enjoy breakfast while their beat/citizens get zero service. They think they are fireman and leave the stations when they get a call and then take 10-15 minutes to arrive at your call for service. These officers need to be reminded that police visibility is a deterrent. If every officer was properly supervised and made to basically do their job, you the citizen would see an increase in police presence. I know some of these officers and it sickens me to know that they call themselves "The Police". They post things on social media while they are faking illnesses and abusing our medical system and this without reprocussions. Without wishing any bad on anyone, one can only hope that when the family members of these officers call 911, they get the same level of service/response that they themselves give to you the average citizen.

7/06/2016 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

400 mile round trip this weekend on I 294 and I55
and not one ISP trooper in sight , going 68mph
And getting passed like crazy by cars going 80.

7/05/2016 09:47:00 PM

And your complaint is.....?

7/06/2016 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

liaretta lynch does not have to follow fbi recommendation

7/06/2016 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously , put the detectives in uniform , a blazer with a cpd patch over left breast pocket and navy blue pants . pants could be uniform , cargo whatever

7/06/2016 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Problem with crime is to many criminals released from prison early

7/06/2016 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Stop The Dumb-Shit said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Not trying to play Devil's advocate but in the other cities, major cities, where there is a less police per residents ratio, why is there less crimes and shootings?

Not to say I don't want police on the street, and don't want you guys to have enough backup, but crime isn't really affected by the number of officers on the street.

Maybe high presence can be a deterrent, but police can't solve poverty, unemployment, drug and alcohol addiction, fatherless homes, and a court system that refuses to punish criminals. Not to mention the hand that the media plays in all of this, and the empowerment of criminals. I blame liberals, but that's another story.

Fuck this city and take care of the good people, good neighborhoods, and yourselves.

The concerned citizen.

Dear Mr Concerned citizen,

Thank you for your recent observations. You are 100% right. Unfortunately, the Chicago Police Department has about 40% of its work force that should not be in this line of work. They abuse the tax paying citizens...

7/06/2016 07:34:00 AM

You actually believe the shit you typed in response
to a concerned citizen?

You are a smug and self-congratulatory
hand-job...

You could've just thanked the
Concerned Citizen for their
observation but no, you made it about
you and how you
"know" 40% of Chicago Policemen shouldn't
be on the job...

Wait...
You must REALLY be a media or city hall troll
based on your insistence that something as
messy and unpredictable as Policing can be
measured and quantified by corporate world
bean-counting.

Well it can't, asshole...
Rahm al-Ghoul has PROVEN it!

Since "Lack of Activity" chafes you so badly...
Bone the fuck up and get a blanket C/R
on all the background investigators/File
a complaint with the I.G./Get a lawyer and sue.

Or better still, show us how you have big, clangy
balls the size of Russian church bells and
put your minimum production/activity standards
in writing for ALL to see.

>Crickets<

STFU you chicken-shit...

7/06/2016 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

400 mile round trip this weekend on I 294 and I55
and not one ISP trooper in sight , going 68mph
And getting passed like crazy by cars going 80.

7/05/2016 09:47:00 PM

It's because they were handling all the accidents behind you.

7/06/2016 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonomyous said:

The house mice were in uniform and some even hit the street but some "chosen" few got to wear their new looking uniform and hid in the office and get that holiday pay. A few that worked the street in 12 got the taste of what it feels like to deal with Joe citizen and even get a late arrest and have your plans ruined. Welcome to the real world ladies!! Others worked their usual 5 hour tours on the desk and yet others continue to abuse the medical (N. M )and enjoyed an extended holiday weekend on the backs of others due to a bruise on their foot. You want to increase manpower??? Anyone ever hear of our medical integrity unit ever catching anyone ?

Isn't the medical integrity unit headed by Sgt. T.R.? I believe he needs reminders on ethics and integrity himself. And would all of you posters who are so lacking in spelling skills, please take a class or two in grammar. Oh, wait - supposedly you have at least 60 hours of college credit. So much for orthography. Yes, it's a word - look it up (if you know how to use a dictionary).
7/05/2016 05:34:00 AM

7/06/2016 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a question and I'm not sure where I should I ask, so I'll just ask here. Why does Andrew Holmes show up every where? It doesn't matter what town it is, there he is. He's as bad as Jessie.

7/06/2016 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...


I have a question and I'm not sure where I should I ask, so I'll just ask here. Why does Andrew Holmes show up every where? It doesn't matter what town it is, there he is. He's as bad as Jessie.

7/06/2016 10:08:00 PM

You just answered your own question.

7/07/2016 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You obviously don't know Andrew Holmes. He is a good man. He is not in it for the money or fame. He is in it because he has suffered the loss of a loved one to murder. Andrew Holmes is well liked by the detective division.

7/09/2016 12:03:00 PM  

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