Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Blackhawks Assist

  • The Blackhawks and the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation are using some “star power” as they ask the public to help buy bullet-proof vests for police officers.

    Their pitch has two stars: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford and Officer Alejandro Lagunas, one of three officers wounded in an incident March 14.

    Crawford says his protective gear stops shots on goal. Lagunas says has vest stopped a bullet and saved his life.

    Crawford finishes the plea, saying that the department issues new officers a vest, but after that it’s up to them to buy the replacement body armor, which can cost $500 or more.

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48 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't met a Blackhawk that wasn't pro-police. Real good guys, down to earth, classy, and no egos.

8/03/2016 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess blue lives don't matter to the city of Chitcago?

8/03/2016 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok just an honest question. We are given a uniform check a couple times a year. So why do we need someone to buy us a vest? I would much rather see this money go to a widow or something along those lines.

8/03/2016 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Won't buy replacement body armor?

WTF?

They are willing to pay for hundreds of hours of overtime. For less than the cost of one OT shift, the city could buy you body armor. How many OT shifts will they spring for if one of our officers is shot and killed because of his expired body armor?

8/03/2016 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City can afford to buy vests.

8/03/2016 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank-you for doing this for us.

BUT!

Why isn't this a line item in the current city budget every year.

So many replacement body armor vests every year.

What is that cost that Rahm and the alderthieves ignore at our peril as on compared to the cost of new median flower boxes.

BTW A slip by one news story says eventually 8,000 vests are needed.
Is manpower that low?

8/03/2016 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Blackhawks.!! Always a class act. I never feel guilty about supporting them. Unlike the NFL , NBA etc sometimes.

8/03/2016 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you allowed to wear plate armor?

8/03/2016 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the Blackhawks,They are the Greatest.

8/03/2016 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can ofc. wear goalie masks too, when Lemon Record is in their face with his 16-D-cell bullhorn?

I want one with the devil face on it.

Or maybe Rahm's.

Or maybe Lemon's.

Choices, choices.

How about Kim Jung Un?

8/03/2016 04:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link. I am going to send a check today as a citizen troll but it irriates me greatly that I have too. And I do have to or I would not be living what I believe in. These vests should be provided as needed on the dime of the city. It should not be the duty of the police and their supporters to go hat in hand to fund another city obligation. I think aldercreature assholes like Ed Burke are more interested in passing city money out in the ghetto lottery than properly spending it on the police. Millions of dollars magically appeared for body cameras so Ed, you find the money for the vests and you can pull it out of your ass if you have to.

8/03/2016 06:35:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Classy.

8/03/2016 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the uniform allowance for then?

8/03/2016 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Blackhawks are a real class act and top notch orginazation, from managment to the players.

8/03/2016 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We get a pretty good uniform allowance every year that hardly anyone spends on uniforms. If your are worried about your safety go buy a vest your not that poor.

8/03/2016 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please show the Blackhawks and their families some professional courtesy. Especially in 018! They do so much for the Police Memorial. Ok guys......

8/03/2016 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tagged a guy who works security for them once. Such a nice kid he didnt even tell me until after. I helped him anyway. Anyone who works for the Hawks let us know if you get stopped. At least theres one sport that isnt gangster.

8/03/2016 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Blackhawks #1 team! Now where is the nfl/nba oh that's right wearing that lie "i cant breath bullshit coward shirt" Another reason why my family and those around me will not pay or watch them play or wear or buy any of that cheap chinese merchandise!

8/03/2016 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice gesture by the Chicago Blackhawks. To all of you whining that the city can afford to buy your vests, I'd like to remind you that you get $1800 per year in uniform allowance. Buy your own vests.

8/03/2016 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Going to look awfully stupid if anyone bothers to publicize the FACT of a uniform/clothing allowance being paid out and asks why the whining by coppers. It is actually NOT a cash bonus to be spent as you wish, it is clearly for maintaining uniforms/clothing. Not hard to save up enough every 5-7 years to replace a vest.

8/03/2016 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city can't afford to pay because they have to provide free shit to every mutt neighborhood in this city after all they deserve it

8/03/2016 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The city can afford to buy vests" "They are willing to pay overtime"
How about you using the that fat uniform allowance check that you use for your vacation to wherever or the pool liner in your back yard, or those 20's on your short. Skim a little from it each year and in 5 years you'll be able to pay for it. I bought my own vest's before the dep't got off their ass and decided it was prudent to do something to bring us home safely each day and even then all the Audy Murphy wanna be's said I ain't wearing that till they had to at special employment.

8/03/2016 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Won't the vests be gifts then? We can't take those according to the new ridiculous order.

8/03/2016 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was working the CTA transit detail and at North and Clybourn the following incident occurred. A citizen asked me about our vests and how he heard about the donation drive and where to contribute. A young lady in her late 20's/a yuppy with two other yuppies stated "you do get a uniform allowance don't you"? Some of you guys need to stop blowing it on beer. Then they had a couple of other smart allick comments to make.


8/03/2016 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A class organization from top to bottom

8/03/2016 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the best sport and people on the planet!LETS GO HAWKS!

8/03/2016 01:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael Jordan just donated $1 million to the Institute for Community-Police Relations, contact them and ask for donations to buy bullet proof vests. It seems to me that would be a good way to put that money to good use.

8/03/2016 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

chelios just dedicated the 7th inning stretch to the CHICAGO POLICE DEPTS BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN!way to go chris.... and THANK YOU!!

8/03/2016 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT SCC Chris Chelios just gave a huge shout out for us during the 7th inning stretch. Anyone know of any charities he runs? We should show the support right back! Thanks Chris !

8/03/2016 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to Chelios who just gave a nice shout out to CPD prior to singing take me out to the ballgame. The crowd actually cheered.

8/03/2016 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah we do get an1,800 uniform allowance that has no been raised since our last contract!OUR EQUIPMENT IS NOT CHEAP! WE NEED ALOT OF EQUIPMENT ,UNIFORMS EACH YEAR!IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO PAY FOR BASIC UNIFORMS!!

8/03/2016 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous cmeat said...

chelios just dedicated the seventh inning stretch to the chicago police department.

8/03/2016 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris Chelios gave a complimentary shout out to the CPD before he sang the 7th inning stretch today at Wrigley Field. Another class act from the Blackhawks organization. Class move that's appreciated.

8/03/2016 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the uniform allowance for then?

8/03/2016 07:13:00 AM
Pants at low end are not cheap. Shirts, shoes, boots, socks, hats, gloves, sweater, jacket, rain jacket, fleece jacket, winter coat...etc etc It adds up. And while not everything needs replacing often or at once, there are times are clothing is ruined in the course of duties. That does add up.

8/03/2016 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Blackhawks.!! Always a class act. I never feel guilty about supporting them. Unlike the NFL , NBA etc sometimes.

8/03/2016 01:00:00 AM
NFL and NBA...so many thugs. They would probably need to be behind bars if they didn't get called to play professionally. Not all but a great deal of them.

8/03/2016 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey we got a fan, "Chris Chelios" former Blackhawk great, sang take me out to the ballgame at Wrigley 2day, before he started to sing, he dedicated the song to
The Chicago Police officer who protect us daily, God Bless the Greek!

8/03/2016 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I'm a fan of the cops, I must say, the average yearly salary for a Chicago police officer is between $70,000 & $80,000 (not counting OT or after hours work). My property taxes went up $400 to pay for a pension so a cop can retire at 55 with almost his entire yearly salary plus full benefits (health), not Obamacare like the rest of us! With the future monetary increases to the public sector employees, I will probably lose my home eventually. $500 is a drop in the bucket. Who will shed a tear for me when I'm on the street homeless?

8/03/2016 07:21:00 PM  
Blogger Patrick Aherne said...

Are you fucking kidding me? CPD issues life-safety gear ONCE and then does not re-issue when it comes out of warranty in five years? Does CFD not issue new bunker gear, nor Scott tanks throughout a career? This is absolute, unmitigated BS. I'm sorry you have to work for an agency that does not care about your life.

8/03/2016 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Former Blackhawk Chris Chelios sang the 7th inning stretch today and dedicated it to the CPD. Very classy move and much appreciated!

8/03/2016 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait a minute guys ,gals . We receive $1800 every year for uniform replacement . I replace my vest every 5 years with the newest light weight body armor available. Spend money for your safety . I would like to see raised funds go to Gold Star Family and Police officers with high medical bills . Priorities my friend , buy the vest .
But thank you to all that support this cause .

8/03/2016 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corey Crawford for Mayor!

Stand up guy who won't throw you under the bus like 9.5.

8/03/2016 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
While I'm a fan of the cops, I must say, the average yearly salary for a Chicago police officer is between $70,000 & $80,000 (not counting OT or after hours work). My property taxes went up $400 to pay for a pension so a cop can retire at 55 with almost his entire yearly salary plus full benefits (health), not Obamacare like the rest of us! With the future monetary increases to the public sector employees, I will probably lose my home eventually. $500 is a drop in the bucket. Who will shed a tear for me when I'm on the street homeless?

8/03/2016 07:21:00 PM

Take the police test then or quit whining

8/04/2016 03:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I'm a fan of the cops, I must say, the average yearly salary for a Chicago police officer is between $70,000 & $80,000 (not counting OT or after hours work). My property taxes went up $400 to pay for a pension so a cop can retire at 55 with almost his entire yearly salary plus full benefits (health), not Obamacare like the rest of us! With the future monetary increases to the public sector employees, I will probably lose my home eventually. $500 is a drop in the bucket. Who will shed a tear for me when I'm on the street homeless?

8/03/2016 07:21:00 PM

If you're dumb enough to believe your property tax increase has anything to do with police pensions, then I'll point and laugh at you when you're on the street homeless. $500 is a drop in the bucket? Are you referring to some imaginary number you came up with as the cost of a new vest? My last vest cost me almost $800. If $500 is a drop in the bucket, why is $400 going to put you on the street? If you don't want to be homeless, move somewhere cheaper. You don't have a residency requirement. Also, retiring at 55 gets you nowhere near almost a full salary, and you don't get full benefits. Basically, your entire post was inaccurate, whiny bullshit. Fuck off to the burbs or Indiana, so we don't have to protect your sorry ass, Mr. "fan of the cops."

8/04/2016 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil Cline and his CPMF do great things for the CPD. Period!
MS

8/04/2016 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kane and Toews stopped by FOP fundraiser some years ago. They were only supposed to stay about 29 minutes but we're so good and having fun and stayed about 2 hours. Good guys, Thank You Blackhawks

8/04/2016 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you're dumb enough to believe your property tax increase has anything to do with police pensions, then I'll point and laugh at you when you're on the street homeless. $500 is a drop in the bucket? Are you referring to some imaginary number you came up with as the cost of a new vest? My last vest cost me almost $800. If $500 is a drop in the bucket, why is $400 going to put you on the street? If you don't want to be homeless, move somewhere cheaper. You don't have a residency requirement. Also, retiring at 55 gets you nowhere near almost a full salary, and you don't get full benefits. Basically, your entire post was inaccurate, whiny bullshit. Fuck off to the burbs or Indiana, so we don't have to protect your sorry ass, Mr. "fan of the cops."


By Fran Spielman
Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — Chicago Police officers could retire with premium health benefits at age 55, instead of 60, under a deal reached Wednesday that could save the city $23 million and pave the way for an infusion of younger officers.

8/05/2016 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"OUR EQUIPMENT IS NOT CHEAP! WE NEED ALOT OF EQUIPMENT ,UNIFORMS EACH YEAR!IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO PAY FOR BASIC UNIFORMS!!"

Take that up with the suppliers. They're obviously ripping you off. It's like when an aspirin in the hospital costs $20. They charge you what they do because they can! The mark-up is probably over 500%. All profit!

8/06/2016 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By Fran Spielman 
Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — Chicago Police officers could retire with premium health benefits at age 55, instead of 60, under a deal reached Wednesday that could save the city $23 million and pave the way for an infusion of younger officers.

8/05/2016 12:31:00 PM

If you think that somehow supports your argument in any way, you're dumber than I first thought.

8/06/2016 06:29:00 PM  

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