Tuesday, August 02, 2016

This is Brilliant!

This is exactly why we will never be a boss on this job - we can't think at this level:
  • On 1st watch in 19 we down on avg 4 beat cars per night. Why yo may ask?????? To put up 2 cars to drive up and down LSD from Lawrenve to Fullerton all night with their lights activated for visibility and deterrence . 2 Frikin two man cars to do absolutely nothing but that. Who comes up with this bullshit. If the Commander and Captain had any balls whatsoever they'd tell downtown how stupid this is, but they don't . They're too worried about getting that next jump up the ladder
Two cars, burning city gas, running up and down Lake Shore Drive with lights activated....and there is NO emergency situation.

That. Is. Awesome! We never, in a million years, would have thought of something like this. We guess we just don't have what it takes....thank god.

The liability factor alone has got to be monstrous, but that isn't stopping anyone. In fact, we have an e-mail that says 020 is doing the EXACT SAME THING! Their reasoning is that the blue lights will scare away the ne'er-do-wells from the south and west sides who have driven north side shooting, homicide and general crime to levels unseen in years, decades even. If it's true, we have some bad news for the brains at 35th Street - it ain't working.

Can anyone tell us if this is an entire lake front initiative? Maybe someone from the media would like to follow the blue lights for a night or two, then ask Special Ed why cars are rushing from one end of the drive to another with no call and no destination?

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185 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

S.L. strikes yet again in 020. He is a complete asshat. Does this guy have any friend's not on this job!??! Seriously.

8/02/2016 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Captain Kans from 19 took It upon himself to see which cars had working cameras and mics. He physically inspected each vehicle. Someone with too much time on their hands. 😱😱😱😱

8/02/2016 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once upon a time there was an order about the use of emergency equipment which this does not seem to fit.

8/02/2016 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

018 does the same thing.

8/02/2016 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, totally true and happening is 020. Dam the calls for service or beat integrity or back logs. If those 2 cars are not on LSD cmdr leprechaun goes absolutely bat shit crazy.

8/02/2016 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"2 cars to drive up and down LSD from Lawrence to Fullerton all night with their lights activated for visibility and deterrence."

Have them lay on those air horns, too.

8/02/2016 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

018 has been doing this LSD detail even longer.

8/02/2016 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Not a Gold Star said...

Everyone speeds on Lake Shore Drive. Is this supposed to slowdown traffic?

I do NOT see the value of this. With police resources being stretched as thin as they are, there has to be some higher priority "values"/ targets for these resources to be applied.

You don't need sworn personnel to drive cars either. Hire some minimum-wage "people" at a higher wage - $11-$14 an hour and tell them just drive this car back and forth on LSD and we'll put lights on it so you can drive fast in traffic. You would get a TON of applicants.

HEY, now THAT it some good job-creation!!! AND A LOT CHEAPER for someone to just "drive-around". Apply the real cops to real work.





8/02/2016 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

been said many times.. Bosses with ambitions to move up are the most dangerous. 019 & 020 both have young guys there that have a lot of time left on the job.

8/02/2016 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Been going on over a month or so. 020, 019 and 018. Plus bike units. You are correct, no commander has the balls to say this is ridiculous. Volunteers from 3rd watch get OT every Fri, Sat and Sun till 2 am. All to save an eventual suspended case. In fact it should be called a "Suspended Case Mission!"

8/02/2016 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dumb shit like this is how we ended up with blue lights in the first place. Way back when the CPD had very few actual cars, someone had the bright idea to drive around with the lights on to keep people aware for traffic safety. Most of us can guess what happened, the public became desensitized to the lights and did not respond to the lights as emergency warning. This wasn't the only reason the blue lights came along, but it is one of the reasons.

8/02/2016 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this supposed to be a new form of "Summer Mobile"? Meanwhile, the New Summer Mobile goes to 015, sort of like the shell game on the Red Line. Dude has to figure where the police really are! Pretty Smart, must be something to do with those algorithms! Stay Fetal, Stay Fetal, summer is coming to an end. Baby"G"

8/02/2016 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suppose that they will be call Fetal I and Fetal II.

I suppose they will have the blinders on and will pass by anyone trying to flag them down with a real emergency or an on view traffic crash.

Please tell us which boss put his/her name to this.
I would not want to do it without a written order.

Maybe I'll follow it and video this merry-go-round.

8/02/2016 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still waiting for the punchline.

8/02/2016 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous 29 and a day said...

incredible They used to say about bosses " I know how he made Captain IM wondering how he got on the job.

8/02/2016 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

first watch in 014 continues to ask why 1422R (only mids) is someone's personal
beat car.....(fixed post mind u).....at Beach/Spaulding....
who can't take jobs along with the 6 other down
cars........but all the commander has to say is the answer, "Cause
the mayor's office says so....". Thanks Commander!
Thanks Alderman! They aren't happy to begin with,
but at least just give them an answer and be honest. Don't go belly up.
Oh wait! Station lot security (down car #7) is a joke as well.
They don't even get out of the car. Nor do the PO's
riding with Sgt's.........glad im retired!!!!! "Crack!" "Sip" "glug".

8/02/2016 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because to someone, somewhere in the leadership of the CPD it seems like a good idea, likely to scare crime and criminals away.

8/02/2016 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the only way to keep them from congregating at a parking lot on Grace, asleep,and risking getting their own catalytic converters stolen off their cars

8/02/2016 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not only is it all along the lakefront, but they are offering extended tours (overtime) to do this dumb shit... so it's costing big bucks and the public just accepts all this "new normal" waste of manpower and resources we don't have for a smoke and mirrors SHAM.

In the meantime the actual parks inside east of the drive are making a go of dealing with all the big shithead gatherings getting out of hand with a handful of coppers on bikes in some spots while the few beat cars out there are being scolded and warned NOT to go east of the drive!!!

WTF sense does that make???

8/02/2016 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Homicides...? they haven't seen nothing yet. Wait til the entire dept has body cams. I'm guessing back to 800-1000/yr.

8/02/2016 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every District along LSD gives two cars to this nonsense? How'd you like to live in one of these districts? You don't have anyone patrolling your beat so they can pull this smoke and mirrors bullshit on LSD. These people should call their alderman and demand this nonsense stop.

8/02/2016 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BRILLIANT!!! we WILL implement this at VRI !!!

8/02/2016 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC - one additional danger. The good citizen who actually tries to take evasive action in order to get out of the way and then has an accident. The shyster finds out there was no justification for the Mars lights. Lawsuit time.
Instead of removing air horns - how about having the light bars modified to have steady burning lights at either end of the light bar. Like running lights on a boat. Some jurisdictions use them as a high visibility tactic but reserving the full bar flashing for real emergencies. Other agencies use the steady burn mode when there are several cars on scene and might be administering a field sobriety test so the flashing lights will not interfere with the video cam or disorient the subject. The first time i saw the use of constant lights was in Buenos Aires, Argentina in the tourist area about 20 years ago.
Remember when ISP had mannequins in marked squads along the tollway? Yet another administrative solution for a staffing shortage.
Hiring more patrolmen would be a more suitable solution.

Retired .38 spl +P

8/02/2016 01:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has been going on for several months now, nothing new. Has it stopped some shooting on LSD? Probably.
Although, the liability and the waste of manpower on this initiative can't be ignored.

8/02/2016 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old Retired Guy Here. To my understanding, this site's original mission, was to provide information, and light sarcastic humor. Over the years, it has been very successful in that mission. I enjoy this site, and visit it often. Now, more than ever it provides, one of my only refuges from the illogical, insanity, of our current situation. On that note, I feel, even this site, does not fully appreciate, "HOW BAD,THINGS REALLY ARE". From what I can see, forget about any boss, or politician, "BACKING YOU UP". That concept,is as obsolete, as I am. Truth is, they are more confused, and scared, than we are. You think, they are not victims, of this same madness? Driving up and down LSD, with your lights on, is the modern day version, of sticking your head out the window, and shouting "I'm as Mad as Hell,and I'm Not Going To Take This Anymore"! Please, Protect Yourselves, and Each Other, as Best You Can.

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

That is one way of being fetal.

8/02/2016 02:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Yes it is.

-Ed

8/02/2016 02:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did they finally put everyone in two man cars?

About time!

8/02/2016 02:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They got the idea from visiting Mexico. When you are in vacation places all of the police vehicles have their emergency lights on at all times driving up and down the tourist areas. They do it for deterrence and it's stupid to do on lake shore drive. But as we all know, every boss wants to be the guy who "came up with the next big idea" so they can get credit from the supt as being a real boss and great worker. The king of doing this is area central dept chief KR. All over the bosses to get them to notice him and all his brilliant ideas and strategies. He's the worst moral killer around with his micromanaging crap. His best friend in the world his GPS and his email account....

8/02/2016 02:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

scare crow policing....just like VRI. this is what it has come to. all good. the direct deposit is still coming. fuck em.

8/02/2016 02:56:00 AM  
Anonymous just waiting said...

I am 51 years old now and counting the minutes till' retirement.

Back in the 1970's I remember waiting for the Austin bus at Roosevelt and AUSTIN with my poor Mom during labor day weekend. Circa 1975.

They did the same shit.. The marked cars from the old 015th District had their lights on to do a "dog and pony show" because everyone was driving stiff.

God bless those coppers.. most of them are gone now.

8/02/2016 02:59:00 AM  
Anonymous 11th Dist King said...

I hope one of them does not hit me while driving. They are not allowed to use emergency equipment if it is not a 1a job or an emergency call. I will be looking out for them.

8/02/2016 03:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These clueless assholes are grasping at straws .

8/02/2016 03:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't that a violation of policy???

8/02/2016 03:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this strategy is working maybe we should just have cars all over the city rush around with lights and sirens on at all times. That way the bad guys would never know if we're coming for them. I think we're on to something here.

I bet that looks really pretty from the air. Maybe someone in a high rise on LSD could take a time lapse photo of the LSD cars zooming back and forth for the rest of us :)

8/02/2016 04:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On 1st watch in 19 we down on avg 4 beat cars per night. Why yo may ask?????? To put up 2 cars to drive up and down LSD from Lawrenve to Fullerton all night with their lights activated for visibility and deterrence . 2 Frikin two man cars to do absolutely nothing but that. Who comes up with this bullshit. If the Commander and Captain had any balls whatsoever they'd tell downtown how stupid this is, but they don't . They're too worried about getting that next jump up the ladder

Maybe, they have expressed their opinion but are told "too bad do it anyway." Just like you, they are following their orders. Why don't you show what kind of balls you have and refuse to do it? Oh that's right, you might suffer the consequences, just like them. You are too worried about losing your early car or getting written up if you don't. Everyone follows their orders and if their bosses want it, they will tell your bosses to do it, and you will do it. See how that works. Stupid or not, everyone follows their orders.

8/02/2016 05:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drive from the north to the south for 5:30am start there are about 7 to 8 squads on LSD with their lights activated just sitting there. From Sheridan to Navy Pier

8/02/2016 05:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They do something like this in Aurora. They have a retired commercial armored car decked out in APD black and white, badges, overhead lights and Neighbor Hood Response Vehicle painted on both sides. It was parked at Lincoln and North Avenue over the weekend to show people and folks the police are there. Word on the street is nothing works on it and they have to tow it there. This is an example of modern police management that is similar to driving around with the overheads on I suppose.

8/02/2016 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just waiting said... Hey, how are things in the island? Have not been out there in years. Is it still the island or has it turned to crap like much of the rest of the city?

8/02/2016 06:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should have coppers doing donuts in major intersections with their lights and sirens on

8/02/2016 06:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do they realize that there are other north bound streets? If they are trying to scare someone from going to the north side they have other options to get there.

8/02/2016 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Was walking into BEST BUY out in Crestwood. 2 Female Black women walking out observed my "Police Lives Matter" shirt. They asked if I was a policeman. I replied I was. They asked if they could pray for and with me. We stood in front of the store holding hands as she said a beautiful prayer. Was nice to see some people get we need their support as much as they need ours. God Bless and keep them.

8/02/2016 06:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could you imagine a hole tour with the blues blazing? I'd have a seizure

8/02/2016 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, actually it is working. It's about visibility, and what's more visible than a marked car with its lights on?

Just because some PO didn't think of it doesn't make it a bad idea.

8/02/2016 06:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should make it a special employment assignment. I'll do it on my day off for time and a half!

8/02/2016 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next will be blowup dolls as a partner to double police presence. They would be male, female, black, Asian transgender etc. it would also promote diversity. They would also wear body cameras.

8/02/2016 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We don't have any honest media anymore that investigates fraud waste and abuse. Andy Shaw and VGA should be taking notes !!!

8/02/2016 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Bob, you got rid of an XO. , a tact Lt and a tact Sgt! Now you have shootings all across the board. What sat you? Guess even your coffee buddy from area 4 can get you deputy. Coward

8/02/2016 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coming back from working my CTA Overtime I have seen cars stay at a fixed location with their blue lights on. This is just fucking pathetic. Put those cars in 019 on patrol so they can help citizens and back other officers up.

8/02/2016 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like this idea. Talk about staying FETAL with the blessings of the department. Drive around, get some lunch, and then back to the house with a paycheck. Not Bad.

8/02/2016 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About as smart as the bossholes down at 11th & State ordering all squads to turn their lights on during blizzards. Like the traffic/streets weren't screwed up enough already. old concept that makes no sense.

8/02/2016 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

first watch in 014 continues to ask why 1422R (only mids) is someone's personal
beat car.....(fixed post mind u).....at Beach/Spaulding....
who can't take jobs along with the 6 other down
cars........but all the commander has to say is the answer, "Cause
the mayor's office says so....". Thanks Commander!
Thanks Alderman! They aren't happy to begin with,
but at least just give them an answer and be honest. Don't go belly up.
Oh wait! Station lot security (down car #7) is a joke as well.
They don't even get out of the car. Nor do the PO's
riding with Sgt's.........glad im retired!!!!! "Crack!" "Sip" "glug".

8/02/2016 12:55:00 AM

Guys like you are a big problem in the department. You are always worried about what others are doing and what other people are up to. I have a brand spankin new fucking concept- worry about yourself. Plus on a public forum we don't need snitches like you outting other fellow coppers.

8/02/2016 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They've been sending 016 districts midnight cars to help 020 with this stupid idea.

8/02/2016 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then we have the heavily taxed wicker park area "3 couples robbed gunpoint" description again no race of offenders again have to be black offenders:

http://abc7chicago.com/news/3-couples-robbed-at-gunpoint-in-wicker-park/1453442/

8/02/2016 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not bring back 99 cars? This two man, plus driver for the Sgt. is nonsense. Some districts don't even man half their cars due to this.

8/02/2016 07:22:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

More merit boss brain drain.

8/02/2016 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This isn't the first time that "drone cars" have been used.

8/02/2016 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW

is this commander another ass-hat who schemed his way into a college degree from those half ass college papermills?

This beat wearing an orange rifle target as a vest ?

Or outside standing roll calls in gang war zone after a mass murder of police.

Or snitch boxes in places nobody snitches.

or closing down detective Areas and believing they will drive 45 minute to get to a murder scene with lights on.

or cheating on a LT test in a building with a bunch of house mouses and snitches!

8/02/2016 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor has it the reason the baseball cap is coming back is that our R&D section has determined that the little button on the top of the hat can be replaced with a flashing blue LED light. When turned on at night we will look like a swarm of fireflies.

8/02/2016 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once the wilding crowd figures out its just like blue light cameras. Don't mean shit. They will continue their wilding ways. Shooting on Lake Shore Drive will be back.

8/02/2016 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sure is a violation of State law on when you can activate your emergency lights.

8/02/2016 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't go lights and sirens unless it's a priority 1 or 2B

8/02/2016 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DC started doing this with the lights under Ramsey 10+ years ago, and not just on one street. This is your brain trust.

Its obviously due to what Hey Jackass was reporting months ago. More than two dozen shot on Lake Shore Drive since December or so, and almost all of them downtown or north. That's a huge problem for people who think Lolla, Lincoln Park, Downtown, Lakeview etc are still safe.

And just last night one shot at Racine and Belmont.

8/02/2016 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Little napoleon in 020 has us doing this nonsense without fail. Their was even a car from 016 out there with us when i did it.

8/02/2016 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having emergency lights activated is standard practice in Mexico's tourist areas. They do this outside of the airport in lima, Peru as well. Thieves were targeting cars stuck in traffic in a dangerous area called callao. The police will sit out on the main street with the lights flashing and it actually has improved the safety and lowered robberies because they make their presence known. I actually like this idea. It gives chicago this 3rd world feel.

8/02/2016 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait until the first crash. Nice liability issue as using the lights for deterrence alone is a violation of the IVC.

8/02/2016 08:16:00 AM  
Blogger MTS said...

Violation of policy? How about state law.

8/02/2016 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It makes the local residents feel good. They know that they will still be raped, robbed or murdered, but they have the warm fuzzy feeling and all is good and the taxpayers will not flee the city......Hello Detroit!

8/02/2016 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, to be honest, midnights in 019 has more than enough manpower to give up two cars... All beat cars staffed, an entire "entertainment" team and like 43 people working the desk every night...

8/02/2016 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way back, Commissioner T.J. O'Connor, a consumate fool and Daley ass licker, ordered all the cars to leave the emergency light (Mars) on 24 hours a day on all holidays. He thought it brought accident totals down. It didn't and the only real result was that all the lights burned out after a few hours and of course were out of action for a few weeks. So, fools being in charge, isn't a new concept. It is at CPD tradition!

8/02/2016 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 024, they have had a destructive "squad program" and depleted 3rd watch manpower by creating a mission team that parks two man cars all night in black a neighborhood. No cars to answer jobs or assist other units. Bodies keep dropping. Raps don't matter. Gangbangers do as they please. Try taking time due... and you can forget time on the end. Not as attractive place as it once was. Even a long time LT jumped ship most recently. Now they are asking for driver cards.....is Garry still here? Will someone please figure it out.

8/02/2016 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So this isn't done on South Lake Shore Drive?

8/02/2016 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put recruits with P.O.s again. 3 recruits riding with one F.T.O. = 1 car. split up two 10-4 P.O. car (2 cars) and put two of the recruits with the other P.O. = 5 10-4 units. It goes from 3 cars two 5. This would be an easy manpower boost. Also, put up a gate and fence around our station lot and free up that 10-4 unit from station security.

8/02/2016 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) then you have pathetic DePaul university rejection of conservative speaker by a mob of thugs and illegals:

http://heatst.com/culture-wars/depaul-university-bans-conservative-speaker-ben-shapiro/

Yet rahm is using hundreds of millions of taxpayers money to build this leftist school a new stadium guess this school where you can attend has the credibility of a city kolledge waste of time money space!

8/02/2016 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lights on has been in effect for more than 25 years in the other city departments.take a look around and see all those city vehicles trucks and equipment driving around all day and night with the yellow mars and strobe lights on the rule also said you must always have your safety vest on while inside the vehicle if you got caught not doing so they said you would get a 3 day suspension usually about 2 or 3 times a day motorist would tell you when stopped at a stop light your lights were on like you made a mistake and forgot to turn them off I would smile and say thank you I didn't think driving with the strobe lights on at all times was a good idea but it really didn't make that much of a difference to me .it was just another order to follow.but what I really wished is for more common sense applied to these orders I thought some orders were good and some were bad .I didn't think this was a good idea if it's true that police are driving around with the blue lights on at all times in my opinion is a worse idea this order should be stopped immediately .blue lights are for emergencies yellow lights are for caution .

8/02/2016 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let us not forget Cpt Dumbass (female) in the 004th District two years ago who asked PH1 helicopter to turn on his blue lights during a outdoor roll call. We remember dumbass.

8/02/2016 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the cameras activated?

8/02/2016 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Years ago on holidays they use to have marked squads turn on their lights for a couple of days while riding around. They thought is would prevent accidents and drunken driving. This is nothing new and someone is resurrecting the same bullshit.

8/02/2016 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like 014 has some funny business going on to....just cutting thru a neighborhood, George and Talman, saw the (paddy) wagon and prisoner van at a call. Both were 99. Are they putting both cars up, manning them 99 and having them drive in tandem to give the appearance of more police? What say 014th Dist coppers?

8/02/2016 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This will have the same effect on crime as the blue light cameras -- northing!

8/02/2016 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Washington DC Metro PD do the same thing. They drive around the Mall with their lights flashing 24/7 as a means to be more "visible" I guess. Not sure if it has any impact on the crime rate, but I doubt it.

8/02/2016 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the Kool Aid a little sweeter on the north side? Unbelievable!

8/02/2016 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The inmates ARE running the asylum

8/02/2016 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --

Release that video immediately!

We don't want that video getting out!

Call us when you make up your minds.

Police officer who was accused of racism after he arrested Django Unchained actress faces demand for $10,000 after he leaked a recording of the incident

* Daniele Watts was caught having sex with boyfriend in a car in Los Angeles
* Approached by Sergeant James Parker after 911 calls from office workers
* Watts was detained leading to claims police guilty of racial discrimination
* But Parker argued audio recordings he leaked proved claims were untrue
* And Los Angeles Ethics Commission is now demanding he pay fine for leak


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3719645/Los-Angeles-police-officer-accused-racism-arrested-Django-Unchained-actress-faces-demand-10-000-leaked-recording-incident.html

8/02/2016 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing new............couple months back we had a outdoor roll call with community organizers and the smartest gold star after roll call gives an order "want yaa all get in carz and turn lights and sirens on then drive in this designed box for an hour". We gonna call it "disrupt the neighborhood mission"......I was ashamed to be the police that day.

8/02/2016 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't this a violation of traffic laws? Are these units stopping at red lights or blowing them? Operating within the speed limits? Aren't the officers subject to an abuse of power lawsuit for using their mars lights forcing citizens to pull over or stop possibly endangering citizens without justification? Time for a law suit against the district commander that issued the order, including fast Eddie and Rahmbo. Enough of this stupid crap, we don't have enough officers as it is.

8/02/2016 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm should reach out to his buddy Obama to get CPD first on the list for the new OBAMA DRIVERLESS CAR. Tha would free-up officers to provide more personal service by wearing light-up sandwich boards, and marching up and down Michigan Avenue. Mount neon letters with anti-crime scrolling messages, such as slogans like; 'Baretta'says --, "Don't do the crime if you can't do the time."

Or these catchy lines:

Act like a a monk, not a punk.
Act like you have evolved, Talk it out to have it resolved.
Can’t we all just get along?
Do the right thing, don’t throw a punch or swing.
Don’t have a fit, use your wit.
don’t punch or hit, instead use your wit.
Forget the Beef… Where’s the Peace (with picture of a Peace Burger).
Freedom is the key to stop bullying… more fun in life… more education… more money in the future, Woop! Woop!
It is bright not to fight.
One Love, One Heart, Conceive of Making Peace and Sustaining Serenity.
Peace = Prevention.
Power to the Peaceful.
Smarts you lack if you feel a need to attack.
To have a fight is just not right.
Use your brain, Violence is insane.
When in doubt, talk it out.
Where’s the Peace?

Problem solved...

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Obama to Propose $4 Billion for Self-Driving Cars
The administration hopes driverless cars will solve traffic and pollution problems.

By Tom Risen | Staff Writer Jan. 14, 2016


“I came from a real tough neighborhood. Once a guy pulled a knife on me. I knew he wasn't a professional, the knife had butter on it.”
― Rodney Dangerfield

I changed my car horn to sound like gunshots.. People get out the way much faster now...

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

Back in the early 90's, a telephone power grid went out. The captain on 3rd w. told all the bt. cars to drive around with their lights on so if people needed the police they could see them easily. This happened in 009, probably '93 or so.

8/02/2016 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous BREAKING NEWS said...

NYPD Comm. Bill Bratton quits.

He can no longer tolerate working under that douchebag deBlasio.

8/02/2016 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm guessing it isn't done on south LSD, until tonight at least, because an Uber & his passengers were jacked at gunpoint on LSD & 31st this morning. Well, maybe it is done and it's just a fetal thing, in that case...good work.
The classic Stagecoach Heist, mm-mmm- mmm.
I bet Squintin' Tarentino and S'puke Lee has a movie in the works on this latest ghetto phenomena.

But nothing shines brighter on the midnights SouthShore than the beacon of a superintendents polished big head.
Stay Fetal - No Blue Light Specials.

8/02/2016 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this in a district rapidly becoming the new West side of drug activity- only the dealers in 19 hide themselves...focus on that rather than flashing light runs

8/02/2016 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like they tell us in the fire dept- you don't understand the big picture- our exempt ranks aren't the only ones drinking the kool aid

8/02/2016 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in 20....take LSD to work in south loop...while I prefer not to be shot by some fool while driving to of from work....I am disgusted by this waste of manpower. Would like to see the number crunching this nonsense has made on answering calls, and overtime spent.
What is the qualification for Commander? Can only self serving morons apply?
Am sure anyone wishing to avoid the police while traveling north/south can adjust their route.

8/02/2016 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dumb shit like this is how we ended up with blue lights in the first place. Way back when the CPD had very few actual cars, someone had the bright idea to drive around with the lights on to keep people aware for traffic safety. Most of us can guess what happened, the public became desensitized to the lights and did not respond to the lights as emergency warning. This wasn't the only reason the blue lights came along, but it is one of the reasons.

8/02/2016 12:40:00


Thanks 12:40 I am not the only one who remembers that.
I am over 70 and remember back in the early 60's or late 50's (pre OW , they brought him in to straighten things out and he didn't know jamal green...) A call would go out on the old AM police channel (1560kc ??) All cars were ordered to activate their red lights for the duration of...... ( new years etc)....


And that is why we have blue lights now...... Next will be green or something... whatever. If the police are still around.

8/02/2016 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous ltjjt ret said...

when you can not solve big problem, invent stupid strategy to solve minor or non-existent
problem. Then past yourself on the back.
We will have a hot august,restless community etc. limit your contact with the idiots.
no stops,no tickets...stay safe
ltjjt ret

8/02/2016 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty blue lights along the way, help you right on by
And the blue lights shining with a heavenly grace, help you right on by

And there ain't no road just like it
Anywhere I found
Running south on Lake Shore Drive heading into town
Just slippin' on by on LSD, Friday night trouble bound

8/02/2016 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what the hell!, this should be a bid-able position! or
what else install 100 of those blue light pod cameras!
wait what happen to those traffic cars on lake shore drive!

can't wait to retire, knocking on the door!

8/02/2016 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the new stupid idea coming from the XO or Area North. He has started "Crush Missions" where the whole Saturation team meets at an area and with him leading the clown parade, they all drive around the parameter of a "box" or "zone" (or whatever they are calling them today) Lights and Sirens blaring until the go around 2 or 3 times. Then on his command they dive into the box and stop anything that's moving.
Back in TRU they had Getm missions and those were stopped because the name sounded "too much like an invading force" but a "Crush Mission" doesn't? How about the good residence living in the "box" watching the clown show circle them like piranhas waiting to pounce.
More stupid missions by bosses looking for promotions that were never the police. Bay, the former traffic guy from 014 and Frank "the rat" Radke kiss-ass.

8/02/2016 12:11:00 PM  
Blogger David Snethen said...

Policy being dictated by people that have never been the police!!

8/02/2016 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J Fled did it on New Years Eve. Cars from 79th Ashland to 79 Lake Shore Drive parked with lights on at every major intersection and every other block from 2330-0030 in order to prevent people from shooting guns in the air at midnight. So not only are a sitting duck but, were also strictly instructed to to engage if you on viewed shots fired. Brilliant!!!

Stay safe. Give it time. It will pass.

8/02/2016 12:43:00 PM  
Blogger glenn said...

Hey, Lighten up. Riding around with the flashers on makes all the lesser folks get out of your way. And it may convince some of them that you are actually doing something.

8/02/2016 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about mannequins dressed as police? Placed all over the city?

8/02/2016 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Bill Bratton said...

I want the top cop job in the CPD at half pay. I always considered an absolutely irreversible clusterfuck as a daunting challenge.

Unlike that asshole de Blasio, I know that Mayor Emanuel is an honorable man who will back up the troops.

8/02/2016 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am 52 years old with more then 25 years on the job and not that Mayor tiny dancer has terminated retiree healthcare effective Jan 1, 2017 there is no reason to hang around. It may be a political move to bring back healthcare at the next contract so that we will be 4 or 5% instead of free or 2% at age 55. But who wants to hang around 3 more years for a maybe? If I learned anything about Chicago and the mayors office is that they will neve do anything to benefit us. By sticking it to retirees on healthcare they will save millions so why give it back.

Ladies and gentleman get out while you can, now you got Obama promoting OBAMACARE along with Lying Hillary, what a joke? The American people have gotten ripped off and don't have a clue. God save AMERICA because if thing continue with Lying Hillary we are really getting screwed

8/02/2016 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago's version of Shock & Awe.

I think they're doing it wrong.

Get the mounted patrol to race thru the streets shooting their weapons in the air like the old wild west doing a cattle drive.

YAH-YAH bang-bang-bang YAH!

Make a "Fest" out of it and sell tickets for the tourist

/sarcasm

8/02/2016 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Each district will be losing a couple of beats....bigger beats mean less officers to fill each district.....the all 2 man car edict has proven this is feasible...downed beats very day---no real impact on communities, close the beat permanently.

8/02/2016 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am calling for a NO CONFIDENCE vote against the mayor and the superintendent I've never seen a superintendent suspend officers because "it appears that they may have violated department policy"

Are you shitting me? "It appears they may have violated" who the fuck is in charge of this circus. Why the hell is SPECIAL ED catering to BLM who themselves are an anarchistic, racist group of hypocrites so say nothing when blacks kill blacks but speak volumes when there are police involved incidents.

The fucking liberal media is eating this shit up and have you noticed that even then pictures are shown of black offenders on the news they never mention race, why is that?

Why isn't the union addressing the Cancelllation of retiree healthcare> where the hell are they? Why are they silent?

They other night, we were told in roll call that once we put in a personal day we cannot change it to time due. But it's the desk personnel on 1st watch that are doing shady shit like that. They try to be nonchalant about it by announcing it at roll call but everyone knows it's the first watch desk queen who is doing this shit along with her minions. Give me a fucking break if you think that we are so stupid as to believe that the officers on watch are doing it, it's the watch secretary and her minions.

I won;t mention the district but it's located between 018 and 020.

And for any coppers looking for a retirement districts it's not 01 because we have the bullshit entertainment details with very few if any cars, so you want to bid to perhaps 020 or 024 (just for your information)

This department is so TOP HEAVY with double and triple merit hacks that they don't know how to wipe their asses and STILL have the balls to tell you how to do your job when they have 1-2 years street experience if any. Get the fuck out of here you stupid merit babies who then take part in NEPOTISM, FAVORITISM AND POLITICS to advance your careers and agenda. This starts with SPECIAL ED and his fiancé along with those cheating LT's. People have now found a new way of cheating now it's thru getting answers before test or thru unfair merit system.

I can't wait to get the fuck out so I don't have to deal with this bullshit, this nonsense will kill hardworking coppers and promote fucking idiots who are ass kissing self serving bastards who WONT HAVE YOUR BACK AND will jam you up any chance they get to move up the chain of command

8/02/2016 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as it's a do nothing who cares.

8/02/2016 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It certainly didn't help that poor soul who was shot near Racine and Belmont last night.

8/02/2016 02:04:00 PM  
Blogger woodchuck said...

I guess you folks up north haven't caught on yet....Rules, and policies DO NOT APPLY to the ruling class....All you have to do is look at the guest list at the white house....The ruling class and the criminal class have co-mingled...Cops and honest citizens need not apply...As a lifelong shooter, both hunting and competition, I have always preferred bolt actions, doubles, and single shots....Six months post Ferguson, I bought my first AR 15, and an extended mag Remington 870...I am an old retired out of shape dude with a bum knee, but I will defend my homestead...I would not stay overnight in Chicago again for love nor money...

8/02/2016 02:07:00 PM  
Blogger 30 pending and what said...

Now that's what I call staying fetal

8/02/2016 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Common sense is not common in this department!

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

grasping at straws is a violation of policy? thought it was SOP

8/02/2016 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Activating emergency equipment when there is no emergency used to be against General Orders

8/02/2016 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Well, actually it is working. It's about visibility, and what's more visible than a marked car with its lights on?

Just because some PO didn't think of it doesn't make it a bad idea.

8/02/2016 06:38:00 AM

==========

Dear Anonymous,

Working how? Prove it. Put a number to it. Otherwise, it's a waste of resources operating in violation of a General Order. It's a horrible idea exposing the city and Department to liability and it takes two cars off the street that could be doing something else.

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

OT --

Just in --

Emanuel taking about raising taxes AGAIN in Chicago -- wants another $250 - $300 million/year.

Electric, gas, telecommunications -- "everything's on the table."

Your pocket is his complementary buffet!

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

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do they realize that there are other north bound streets? If they are trying to scare someone from going to the north side they have other options to get there.

8/02/2016 06:18:00 AM


How about doing this in Austin for 8 hours?

8/02/2016 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A smart young child from Chicago would see all the Blue lights and say: 'Look Mommy...there's going to be a shooting!'

8/02/2016 03:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A brilliant decision like that had to have come from exempt level talent.

8/02/2016 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, here's "deterrence!"

https://tinyurl.com/zbu8m9h

These guys are stuck in the middle of a 74-mile-long gridlock down in Rio, but they mean well.

8/02/2016 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They have a dirty jalopy drone car at midway looks like it's been sitting a long time, bet it scares criminals "no justice no peace till they hire more police!"

8/02/2016 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sending 016 districts midnight cars to help 020 ....for the whopping 8 blocks of LSD between Lawrence and Bryn mawr???????

8/02/2016 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only be reactive if you must, never proactive, stay cozy and fetal LEOS. We citizens appreciate you doing what you can.

8/02/2016 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They other night, we were told in roll call that once we put in a personal day we cannot change it to time due. But it's the desk personnel on 1st watch that are doing shady shit like that. They try to be nonchalant about it by announcing it at roll call but everyone knows it's the first watch desk queen who is doing this shit along with her minions. Give me a fucking break if you think that we are so stupid as to believe that the officers on watch are doing it, it's the watch secretary and her minions.

I won;t mention the district but it's located between 018 and 020.
_______

Worked another watch in that district. Needless to say I did hear stories about that c-c-c-c um...bitch. Unbelievable! Is there not a single boss who can kick her ass out to the street or just remind her she wears a blue shirt? Glad I'm gone from that hell hole.

8/02/2016 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT: Was walking into BEST BUY out in Crestwood. 2 Female Black women walking out observed my "Police Lives Matter" shirt. They asked if I was a policeman. I replied I was. They asked if they could pray for and with me. We stood in front of the store holding hands as she said a beautiful prayer. Was nice to see some people get we need their support as much as they need ours. God Bless and keep them.

8/02/2016 06:21:00 AM

Nice story, I was actually ready for a crappy ending. Bless those ladies!

8/02/2016 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Well, actually it is working. It's about visibility, and what's more visible than a marked car with its lights on?

Just because some PO didn't think of it doesn't make it a bad idea.

8/02/2016 06:38:00 AM

==========

Dear Anonymous,

Working how? Prove it. Put a number to it. Otherwise, it's a waste of resources operating in violation of a General Order. It's a horrible idea exposing the city and Department to liability and it takes two cars off the street that could be doing something else.

8/02/2016 03:03:00 PM

Holy fucktard.. Not only a violation of general order but also state law. What if you cause an accident? do you think the city will back you? The first question will be... Were you on the way to an emergency? What call were you on your way to? Was that call a P1A?

Yeah. Working my ass. All they are trying to do is care away the assholes from englewood away from the lakefront. Gotta keep the runners and bikers safe. Make sure tourists don't get robbed by some Englewood do nothing.

8/02/2016 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buy a few drones with blue strobe lights , have the xo operate drones on LSD.
Sounds like someone wasting manpower might be on LSD.

8/02/2016 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I am 52 years old with more then 25 years on the job and not that Mayor tiny dancer has terminated retiree healthcare effective Jan 1, 2017 there is no reason to hang around. It may be a political move to bring back healthcare at the next contract so that we will be 4 or 5% instead of free or 2% at age 55. But who wants to hang around 3 more years for a maybe? If I learned anything about Chicago and the mayors office is that they will neve do anything to benefit us. By sticking it to retirees on healthcare they will save millions so why give it back.

Ladies and gentleman get out while you can, now you got Obama promoting OBAMACARE along with Lying Hillary, what a joke? The American people have gotten ripped off and don't have a clue. God save AMERICA because if thing continue with Lying Hillary we are really getting screwed

8/02/2016 01:17:00 PM

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Guessing that you came on after 89. I'd still stick around until after Dec 31.

8/02/2016 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to drive around at night with ALL my lights off. Well out of sight too.

8/02/2016 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember if you hit the medical on Day 1 STAY HOME. On Day 2 call the Medical Section or call your unit of assignment if you need to go out. Drive to Med Section on 3rd Day to be released. If you are too much of a coward or softball to stand up for yourself enjoy the next 10-15 years of being walked on. We know the Southside Dists and Tact Teams are in, now it's time for the Area North to set the Starbucks down for 3 days and grow a set. Using a contractual benefit isn't being a dog it's highlighting the fact that there is a severe and dangerous manpower issue that needs to be addressed and giving the Criminal Black Lives Matter movement 3 days of what they want.

8/02/2016 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
We should have coppers doing donuts in major intersections with their lights and sirens on

8/02/2016 06:17:00 AM


Mmmmmmmm, donuts!

8/02/2016 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"TRU" aka "Mobile Strike Force" did the exact same thing, with 4 cars not 2. Each car to ride the bumper (more or less) following the lead car as if it was some type of "Indy Race" in an effort as to not break the formation of lead. Not to mention these were 3 & 4 man cars! Yes LMBO... Brilliant idea from the "WHITE SHIRTS"!!
Hilarious😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

8/02/2016 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1969 old school police memories:

http://www.chicagocop.com/resources/documents_archive/chicago_police_star_magazine/Chicago%20Police%20Star%20Magazine%20-%201969,%20May.pdf

8/02/2016 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm thinking somebody went on a Caribbean cruise. They do this all the time in Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Dominican Republic. I'm not sure why they think its effective but they do it!!!

8/02/2016 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nonymous said...
Anonymous said...

Well, actually it is working. It's about visibility, and what's more visible than a marked car with its lights on?

Just because some PO didn't think of it doesn't make it a bad idea.

8/02/2016 06:38:00 AM
There is no way to quantify this tactic for effectiveness. I have seen this before, many years ago. On a holiday weekend, a directive came down that all marked cars will operate all weekend with emergency lights on. It sure as hell confused the public. They were pulling to the right on every street and looking at you as you cruised by with a stupid look on your face and no hurry to go anywhere. What is old is new again. The brass are getting desperate. Rahm will have to make some decisions at the end of the year when he is faced with the public fallout for one of the most violent years in decades.

8/02/2016 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally a good use for the new autonomous self-driving cars! Brass could put mannequins into CPD uniforms, and put them in autonomous self-driving marked police cars, with blue lights flashing up and down Lake Shore.

8/02/2016 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the press conference by the F.O.P. to highlight the dangerous lack of manpower in the highest taxed area of the city? Why not balance out manpower instead of over policing of an openly antipolice hostile community? When the Racist in Charge in DC highlights the discreption as to why so many M/1 's get stopped call his creepy ass out on it. It's times like this we need everyone is onboard with the Bud Billiken and Labor Day situations. If you live in 016 or 017 and you don't have the courage to stand up to the reverse racism and scapegoating going on in this city and country you are nothing more than a SCAB and better not complain in 5 yrs when you are working 12 hour days in a shit district you can't leave.

8/02/2016 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys should be doing this every day with 4.5 but you do not.

http://nypost.com/2016/08/02/police-union-ruins-mayor-de-blasios-breakfast/

8/02/2016 06:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here an Idea special Ed.

All those case reports with named offenders have the victims signs complaints ASAP.

Then instead of these tact teams wasting time on drug arrest have them snatch up the goof on domestics and thefts.

keep them all misd. clean and simple. No alerts or warrants just signed complaints.

8/02/2016 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI: I saw this same tactic when I visited Puerto Rico a few years back. All marked cars around San Juan drove with the lights on at all times. Only the tourists pulled over. The locals were used to it and ignored the lights.

8/02/2016 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about mannequins dressed as police? Placed all over the city?

8/02/2016 01:07:00 PM

In other words, Violence Reduction Initiative.

8/02/2016 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They need to cut the fat at the top. It would save the city millions. Cap pensions at the rank of Lt. You shouldn't get a commanders pension because you're clout heavy. BTW What is going on with all the cheaters from the Lt's test? Why haven't they been stripped and put at call back?

8/02/2016 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ABC Channel 7 News covered a shooting at Belmont and Racine last night.

They interviewed a local male and female residents of the area, both were white. They came right out and said that police were scarce in their neighborhood, "the police have been moved out."

People are starting to catch on.
They need to vote.

8/02/2016 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe, they have expressed their opinion but are told "too bad do it anyway." Just like you, they are following their orders. Why don't you show what kind of balls you have and refuse to do it? Oh that's right, you might suffer the consequences, just like them. You are too worried about losing your early car or getting written up if you don't. Everyone follows their orders and if their bosses want it, they will tell your bosses to do it, and you will do it. See how that works. Stupid or not, everyone follows their orders.

8/02/2016 05:08:00 AM

Well said!!!

8/02/2016 08:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You don't need sworn personnel to drive cars either. Hire some minimum-wage "people" at a higher wage - $11-$14 an hour and tell them just drive this car back and forth on LSD and we'll put lights on it so you can drive fast in traffic. You would get a TON of applicants.

HEY, now THAT it some good job-creation!!! AND A LOT CHEAPER for someone to just "drive-around". Apply the real cops to real work"

some exempt will STEAL this idea and implement it, soon enough!

8/02/2016 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
Could you imagine a hole tour with the blues blazing? I'd have a seizure

8/02/2016 06:29:00 AM<<<

Do you mean... a WHOLE tour with the blues blazing?

OR

... IN THE HOLE with the blues blazing?

8/02/2016 08:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the idea of "THIS BUDS FOR THEM". Let them have the BUD that the President, DOJ and Black Lives Matter Etc are begging for. It's time to let the Genie out of the 40oz bottle and show just how horribly out of control the community is. Now is the time.

8/02/2016 08:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
Little napoleon in 020 has us doing this nonsense without fail. Their was even a car from 016 out there with us when i did it.

8/02/2016 08:12:00 AM<<<
Anonymous said...
Yep, totally true and happening is 020. Dam the calls for service or beat integrity or back logs. If those 2 cars are not on LSD cmdr leprechaun goes absolutely bat shit crazy.

8/02/2016 12:23:00 AM<<<

This is ridiculous and it only exasperates the basic problem of low manpower and how it is being hidden from the public. The Democommunists are stealing the funds for the police to put to their own ends and the public and the department be damned. Our union leadership has been bought off.

We forget that we are still citizens and have a voice and can do something about it.

Citizens should call their aldermen and complain about this LSD merry-go-round. If you live, work or have a business in any of these districts all and raise hell about it. No matter if you are police or a citizen call.

Get this on video, with a private dash cam video and follow those cars around.
Turn the video over to TV News.

Join the parade, got a motorcycle club or classic car club follow those cars. Just make a video of it and get it on the news.

If enough noise is made, especially if lives are lost because police are doing stupid shit lie this, then someone with a gold star may get call on the carpet in the Superintendent's office in the morning.

That afternoon someone else will have that gold star.

Register and VOTE!

8/02/2016 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Given how many accidents that occurr involving emergency vehicles that were responding to REAL emergencies, this idea is just cataclysmically stupid.

Not to put salt in the wounds or anything, but going strictly by curb weight/GVW, coppers and FD Chiefs come out at the bottom of the food chain. This has nothing (or very little) to do with politics but everything to do with physics.

Ford CVPI curb weight is a little over 4000 lbs. Add two officers, radio rack, prisoner partition, pushbar, lightbar, plus whatever gear is stashed in the trunk, you might be pushing close to 47-4800 lbs down the street.

Ford Police SUV curb weight is a little over 4600. Add two coppers and the average gadgets and gizmos and GVW is pushing 53-5400 lbs.

For an average FD, Chiefs cars and SUVs are pretty close to their PD counterparts; these are the "babies" of the FD fleet.

A modern ambulance built on a F-550 frame has a max GVW of 19,500. These are the pre-puberty "tween-age girls" of any FDs fleet.

The big red full grown brothers START with a DRY curb weight of over 40,000 lbs- that's just an average engine. No tank water, no hose, no personnel or any other goodies. Even just adding the tank water (1000 gallons @ 8.3 lbs per gallon) puts a occupied squad car or SUV at a 10:1 weight disadvantage in the event of a collision. These are the 'roided out NFL linebackers; even a relatively low speed impact is gonna hurt you plenty.

The law of squares applies (roughly). If the speed for a given GVW is doubled, the impact hits with about FOUR times the force. Same speed with double the GVW will also have close to 4 times the impact.

Not if, but when . . . and when it does happen, there will a Katrina sized shit-storm.
Penny wise, dollar foolish. The city is playing Russian roulette with a cocked and locked 1911. The stats are out there.

To be continued . . .

8/02/2016 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its not the district Commanders' idea there's been at least 2 murders and 5 or 6 other shootings on lakeshore drive since march our marquee roadway the shootings have happened in 020, 019, 018, 001.

8/02/2016 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

. . . Continued . . .

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a report in April of 2014 that provides an overview of the number of ambulance accidents in the United States. The agency studied the number of ambulance accidents over a 20 year period from 1992-2011.

Below are some of the key findings from the report:

Over the 20 year period, 35% of accidents resulted in injury or fatality to at least 1 occupant of a vehicle involved.

An average of 29 fatal ambulance accidents produced 33 fatalities each year.

On average, 2,600 people are injured in 1,500 ambulance accidents each year.

Of those killed in an ambulance accident, 63% were occupants of a passenger vehicle, 21% were passengers in the ambulance, 4% were the ambulance driver, and 12% were non-occupants.
Nearly 60% of ambulance accidents occur during the course of emergency use.


Firetruck Accidents in the U.S.

According to data from the NHTSA and the United States Fire Administration (USFA), firetruck accidents are the second leading cause of on-the-job deaths for firefighters.

Below are some key findings from an analysis of NHTSA data on firetruck accidents from 2000-2009:

Over that 10 year period, there were roughly 31,600 accidents involving fire vehicles.
49 of those accidents resulted in at least one fatality to an occupant of the firetruck.
About 70% of all firetruck accidents occurred while in emergency use.

Rollovers account for 66% of all fatal firetruck accidents.

As seen in the statistics, firetruck accidents can be very serious, often resulting in serious injuries or even fatalities. Since firetrucks, like emergency ambulances, are frequently responding to emergency situations, most of the accidents occurred in such settings.

Police Car Accidents in the U.S.

Using data from 1994-2002, researchers from the University of Washington performed an analysis of the number of fatalities each year that occur during police pursuits.

Below are some of their key findings:

Each year there are approximately 300 fatalities in the U.S. that occur during police pursuits.

Just over 30% of the fatalities occurred to people who were not involved in the pursuit.

The odds don't look too good . . .

8/02/2016 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Well, actually it is working. It's about visibility, and what's more visible than a marked car with its lights on?

Just because some PO didn't think of it doesn't make it a bad idea."""

Are you fucking high? And why do you think "no PO didnt think of it"?

8/02/2016 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember years back when Staties had the mannequins in the car on the shoulder and there was one on 294 near O'Hare. Drove by it one day and someone put a Dunkin' Donuts box on the roof. Funniest shit I ever saw. Wish they would do that on the Kennedy now with all the asshole bikers taking the middle and the shoulder every day.

8/02/2016 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better watch you say about Commander Lepercuan before his boxing buddy attacks you and demands to fight you.

8/02/2016 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
How about mannequins dressed as police? Placed all over the city?

8/02/2016 01:07:00 PM

I believe we have that now.

8/02/2016 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry. They have us doing it at ISP as well. Emergency lights on for 5 minutes every hour for a visible deterrence. Same goes for the shooting details on the Dan Ryan, drive up and down the interstate with lights activated for no reason.

8/02/2016 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are no lawmen left in Chicago giving the orders. Just a bunch of civilians masquerading as the police who are hillary supporters and blm supporters who now believe if your can't tame the savage let the savage have his way. Truly a sad state of affairs.

8/02/2016 11:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's also a violation of State statue. Lets see what happens after the first car crash that is caused by this pathetic order. What boss is going step up and take responsibility.

Fat the Stripper???? I think not.....

8/02/2016 11:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Well, actually it is working. It's about visibility, and what's more visible than a marked car with its lights on?

Just because some PO didn't think of it doesn't make it a bad idea.

8/02/2016 06:38:00 AM

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Dear Anonymous,

Working how? Prove it. Put a number to it. Otherwise, it's a waste of resources operating in violation of a General Order. It's a horrible idea exposing the city and Department to liability and it takes two cars off the street that could be doing something else.

8/02/2016 03:03:00 PM
To the soft as puppy shit poster at 6:38 am.
You have been indoctrinated like the rest of the sheep.

8/02/2016 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogger glenn said...

Hey, Lighten up. Riding around with the flashers on makes all the lesser folks get out of your way. And it may convince some of them that you are actually doing something.

8/02/2016 01:02:00 PM

Problem nowadays is the average motorist sees lights in his rear window and thinks 'I didn't do nuting wrong' and continues to drive, not pulling over for the squad, blocking its path.. He becomes judge and jury on the entire situation. Hey, dumb ass, you just did something wrong, you failed to yield to an emergency vehicle. That squad may have been going to an emergency, and just wanted you to pull over to let him by. Now you have broken the law...

8/02/2016 11:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also a violation of the Illinois vehicle code!

8/02/2016 11:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a driverless cruiser with a direct line to 311? LMAO...

8/02/2016 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We humans are some silly bastards!!!

8/02/2016 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ot: In 009 they just had a "staff meeting" and they are saying the commander... You know the real gifts to policing supervisors... Are going to start to look at individual activity. If it wasn't for a few rookies who got their own beat cars for their activity they would not be getting anything. Stay fetal my friends.

8/02/2016 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --

The Spider's Web --

Bill Bratton resigns as De Blasio's NYPD commissioner - and signs on with consulting firm founded by Clinton friend

* NYPD commissioner William Bratton has handed in his resignation
* Global consulting firm Teneo Holdings announced they hired Bratton
* Teneo Holdings has close ties to both Bill and Hillary Clinton
* A former aide to Bill Clinton is one of the founders of Teneo Holdings
* Longtime aide to Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, worked for Teneo, too
* New York mayor Bill de Blasio said Bratton told him of his decision July 8
* Sources say his resignation will be effective in mid-September
* James O'Neill, the current NYPD chief, will take over for Bratton


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3720141/Bill-Bratton-surprises-officials-decides-hand-resignation-NYPD-commissioner.html

8/02/2016 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Could you imagine a hole tour with the blues blazing? I'd have a seizure

8/02/2016 06:29:00 AM

All this talk of flashing blue lights I think I am having a seizurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr............

8/02/2016 11:54:00 PM  
Blogger Retired-On-Duty said...

I am 52 years old with more then 25 years on the job and not that Mayor tiny dancer has terminated retiree healthcare effective Jan 1, 2017 there is no reason to hang around. It may be a political move to bring back healthcare at the next contract so that we will be 4 or 5% instead of free or 2% at age 55. But who wants to hang around 3 more years for a maybe?

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You better crunch the numbers pal.

You will pay up to $2000 A MONTH with Obama Care.

You will pay about $1200 A YEAR at 2%.
I highly doubt the contract will be settled 3 years from now.

Just sit on your ass in the car and read a book or watch Netflix.
It's better than $12 bucks an hour at Home Depot.

8/03/2016 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like 014 has some funny business going on to....just cutting thru a neighborhood, George and Talman, saw the (paddy) wagon and prisoner van at a call. Both were 99. Are they putting both cars up, manning them 99 and having them drive in tandem to give the appearance of more police? What say 014th Dist coppers?

8/02/2016 09:13:00 AM

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Nope.

Wagon coming back from G & O at Belmont & Western garage with extra vehicle stopped on way back to station.

Nice try.. Play again.

8/03/2016 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

06:08hrs. - Another great idea from their goofy, over educated, street stupid, Chief of Police. The mayor/city council are very proud that they appointed the first openly gay female Chief of Police in IL. Of all requirements, that should be the last criterion that the city should require to be chief - it isn't just about image. But the politicians want it that way.

8/03/2016 02:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'If this strategy is working maybe we should just have cars all over the city rush around with lights and sirens on at all times. That way the bad guys would never know if we're coming for them. I think we're on to something here.'

Whadda think why the google/elon musk driverless vehicle project is a great american priority?

8/03/2016 02:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets see maybe the district is short man power because there are 5 tactical teams!!

What a joke free up 20 po's and 2 sgt's send them back to the watch!!

8/03/2016 05:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"TRU" aka "Mobile Strike Force" did the exact same thing, with 4 cars not 2. Each car to ride the bumper (more or less) following the lead car as if it was some type of "Indy Race" in an effort as to not break the formation of lead. Not to mention these were 3 & 4 man cars! Yes LMBO... Brilliant idea from the "WHITE SHIRTS"!!
Hilarious����������������

8/02/2016 05:16:00 PM

TRU was NOT "aka" Mobile Strike Force. TRU was the Tactical Response Unit, a separate unit from MSF. I was in MSF. As our reward for bringing in all those heads, McCarthy disbanded both TRU and MSF and sent most of us to districts as far from our homes as possible. Thanks Garry ...

8/03/2016 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Better watch you say about Commander Lepercuan before his boxing buddy attacks you and demands to fight you.

8/02/2016 10:40:00 PM

A great use for the body cams.

8/03/2016 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just sit on your ass in the car and read a book or watch Netflix.
It's better than $12 bucks an hour at Home Depot.

8/03/2016 12:44:00 AM
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Listen to the man. Unless you have prepared yourself for retirement, such as substantial deferred comp or a second career, or are planning a move to a cheaper state, hang around for a bit. The civilian community does not care much for retired police officers and they will give you no special treatment. 12 buck an hour is about it, maybe a few more with some security firm, but you will not like working for security firms. They are all about customer relations, not security and you end up working for some real ass hats who would not know a crime if it happened in front of them.

8/03/2016 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retired-On-Duty said...

I am 52 years old with more then 25 years on the job and not that Mayor tiny dancer has terminated retiree healthcare effective Jan 1, 2017 there is no reason to hang around. It may be a political move to bring back healthcare at the next contract so that we will be 4 or 5% instead of free or 2% at age 55. But who wants to hang around 3 more years for a maybe?

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You better crunch the numbers pal.

You will pay up to $2000 A MONTH with Obama Care.

You will pay about $1200 A YEAR at 2%.
I highly doubt the contract will be settled 3 years from now.

Just sit on your ass in the car and read a book or watch Netflix.
It's better than $12 bucks an hour at Home Depot.

8/03/2016 12:44:00 AM
Agreed so many think "I'm educated" and can another well paying job elsewhere! Sorry they are not there,and many will not even look at former CPD the elected and media have tarnished this once proud department. If you do get another job you will bust your ass for a lot less money Trump asked at a gathering "are you better off now than you were 8 years ago?" something to think about! Go trump he has the backs of law and order people he is the only pro-police pro-military candidate running for office!

8/03/2016 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogger Retired-On-Duty said...
I am 52 years old with more then 25 years on the job and not that Mayor tiny dancer has terminated retiree healthcare effective Jan 1, 2017 there is no reason to hang around. It may be a political move to bring back healthcare at the next contract so that we will be 4 or 5% instead of free or 2% at age 55. But who wants to hang around 3 more years for a maybe?

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You better crunch the numbers pal.

You will pay up to $2000 A MONTH with Obama Care.

You will pay about $1200 A YEAR at 2%.
I highly doubt the contract will be settled 3 years from now.

Just sit on your ass in the car and read a book or watch Netflix.
It's better than $12 bucks an hour at Home Depo

Real problem with Obamacare is the high deductible and high out of pocket expenses. Obamacare and insurance companies don't even offer those benefits with their policies and all have continued them. How would you like to pay the $5,000 deductible each year

8/03/2016 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TRU was NOT "aka" Mobile Strike Force. TRU was the Tactical Response Unit,

How about targeted response unit mr department historian. Stroke cant even say the name right demonstrates a lot of knowledge

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

ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM or wheels in the bus go round and round.

8/03/2016 06:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone ever think of the liability to the city or the administrative punishment doled out to the officer when one of these cars are involved in an accident and it is determined that they were not responding to a police emergency? This is an example of leaders not fit to be on this job let alone lead.

8/03/2016 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Did anyone ever think of the liability to the city or the administrative punishment doled out to the officer when one of these cars are involved in an accident and it is determined that they were not responding to a police emergency? This is an example of leaders not fit to be on this job let alone lead.

Dont know where you are getting that squad car lights can only be used in an emergency
They are used all the time for escorts, to pull over a car,block roads, Happens all the time, leading a funeral or a parade These arent emergencies

8/04/2016 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8/03/2016 12:44:00 AM
Agreed so many think "I'm educated" and can another well paying job elsewhere! Sorry they are not there,and many will not even look at former CPD the elected and media have tarnished this once proud department. If you do get another job you will bust your ass for a lot less money Trump asked at a gathering "are you better off now than you were 8 years ago?" something to think about! Go trump he has the backs of law and order people he is the only pro-police pro-military candidate running for office!

Well maybe. But he's a moron.

8/04/2016 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have an idea. Since everyone says that the commanders have no balls to stand up to downtown and say its stupid how about YOU tell the commanders its stupid and you are not gonna do it! No? Nobody? Why not?? Oh, probably because they will say I don't give a shit I'm telling you to do it. Guess what Special Ed would say to the commanders? Same thing!

AND I hear they are offering OT to do this??? Whats the issue?? GO drive around in circles for 2 hours with your lights on and get paid for 3. Where can I sign up???

8/05/2016 02:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ my MSF counter part, Know your history cause TRU was not Tactical Response Unit. It was Targeted Response Unit 4200 Units, who gives a shit really same principal all nonsense jobs with bs. Perhaps this city wouldn't be a Effed as it is if we all did our jobs instead of BS like this! Ho Hay long lives the Blue shirts😘

8/05/2016 06:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ISP has the same orders from the top brass,"to activate emergency lights for 5 mins on every hour of you shift within your assigned patrol" - to show the general public we are visible and in an attempt to deter gun violence on the expressways. No one is actually doing this as command wants troops to sit in their squads stationary like targets creating a huge officer safety issue.

8/05/2016 09:14:00 AM  
Blogger Maudie N Mandeville said...

at least they're not handing out ice cream.

8/05/2016 05:32:00 PM  

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