Friday, September 30, 2016

Kass Explains Rahm's Nightmare

  • But there was a murder in Chicago the other day.

    And now it has become a political story. It is a political story because of where it happened and how.

    A suburban man was killed in downtown Chicago after a wine tasting Saturday evening, on the sidewalk at the edge of Millennium Park, the city's tourism jewel.

    Thousands gathered over the weekend to take advantage of the pricey Gourmet Chicago foodie event. This wasn't some fried dough on a stick deal. This was an elite food and wine festival, and city dwellers and suburbanites, some who support Trump, others who support Clinton, purchased pricey tickets to attend.

    [...]

    So the fact that it happened at the tourist mecca of the great Democratic city was one thing. And details about the shooting suspect, which feed into a common voter understanding about lenient judges and impotent law, is another.

    Pagan, police said, had been arrested 39 times, had four felony convictions and had pointed a gun at people twice during arguments. He was wanted on a warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

    And just like that you could feel the wind getting knocked out of the city.
If the victim had a record (and it looks like he might have had a shady past), that isn't going to matter to the suburban tourists and out-of-state visitors. They see the headline the first day and don't bother with the follow-up report days and weeks later, if they care at all. And the witnesses and wine tasters are going to go tell their friends, "Yes, I was right there!" even if they were an hour gone on the Metra back to Kenosha or Crystal Lake or motoring back to Iowa.

And yesterday's expressway carnage isn't going to help things:
  • Two men were killed and a woman was wounded in two separate shootings on the Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago within six hours of each other, according to Illinois State Police.
Shutting down the Ike twice in one day for homicides isn't going to instill much confidence in people coming in for a day trip.

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101 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got friends living in the burbs that WILL NOT step foot in Chicago for any reason because the city is a murderous place. And with less police to patrol/protect there is less likelihood of preventing a crime as in past years. Many decent people have given up on not coming into the city. The blame doesn't lay at the feet of the police, but at the feet of the democratic pols who have ruled this city and their efforts to defang the police in order to cover-up the mistakes of the pols and satisfy the community activists. The results are ISRs and police going fetal. The city will now reap what it has sowed.

9/30/2016 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous BIG Spender said...

Shutting down the Ike twice in one day for homicides isn't going to instill much confidence in people coming in for a day trip.
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You got THAT right, SCC.

As I have said in the past - I'm not coming down for ANYTHING anymore.

As for Tickets to the Bears, Sox or Cubs games? Even if given to me FREE - no Thanks!.

CPD has to be completely overhauled. New leadership, added resources (people) AND given a marching order of "Clean up the Streets!" a la Sheriff Arpaio or Sheriff Clarke (in Milwaukee).

No coddling of felons so that means a change in the Cook County Court System as well. No more half-ass state's attorney (HINT: Vote for the Republican guy this time) and VOTE OUT ALL judges - start with a clean slate.

Don't say "We can't do this". Do as MUCH as you possibly can and if only 50% of these improvements get done, it will be a great start and 100% better than it is today!

9/30/2016 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And meanwhile we're still seeing headlines like this

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-chicago-loses-food-marketing-show-0929-biz-20160928-story.html

9/30/2016 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another message to those that haven't gotten the memo yet, take your money to the suburbs folks! (People)

9/30/2016 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As soon as they figure out how to put all of the fake awards Leo has on the helicopter he will be patrolling the expressways alone with his m4 mounted to helicopter eradicating all the crime himself. Much like he did in englewood.

9/30/2016 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you blame folks for being a little bit edgy. It all sounds like the Cities chickens are coming home to roost, to quote one of Chicago's famous former black preachers.

9/30/2016 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Perry F'ing Mason said...

Our Courts in Cook County have to start handing out REAL sentences and keep these criminals off the street.

Next case.

9/30/2016 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is that the media only mentions race when the cop is white and the offender or per media "victim" is black. Never a mention on who is doing the expressway shootingso nor any of the violent crime in Chicago.

9/30/2016 02:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good. Now the whole world knows that the democrats, who love to do "more with less" as they tax the hell out of you, are completely full of shit and incompetent in running public safety, be it on a national level (San Bernardino, Orlando, Dallas, Baton Rouge) or a local level.

Trump is correct. What the hell do you have to lose voting for something else at this point?

9/30/2016 03:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everything and I mean EVERYTHING is exactly the same way Detroit became a national joke. The schools failed, the thug baby momma culture took over, the political class catered to the aforementioned for the votes. Soon, the corrupt, white catering politicians were replaced with the corrupt black politicians. The police force became infected with the corruption and it continued to the point where Detroit went from a 1960;s population of 1.8 million to 600,000 today and in the same time Chicago went from 3.2 million to about 2.8 today and the bottom continues to drop. So keep voting Democrat. It is working you idiot hipsters who pay no attention to history.

9/30/2016 05:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes but Rahm told us he's going to hire 1000 new cops. That's going to fix everything and make us safe again.

9/30/2016 06:19:00 AM  
Anonymous 11th Dist King said...

Congratulations democrats and liberal idiots. This is what you wanted now this is what you got. If you tie the hands of the police, ACLU, DOJ, blame the cops all the time, this is the perfect storm.

WELCOME TO YOUR LIBERAL ASS BULLSHIT, now deal with it.

9/30/2016 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And who was behind it?? Of course, Barry's Son

9/30/2016 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would someone out there FOIA the state police for the amount of shootings on Chicagoland expressways? Also City reports for same and damage to property.

The only time we hear or see anything on news is when the passengers or drivers of the vehicle are struck by gunfire.

In the past few week on 1st watch we can tell that plenty of gunfire is coming off of the IKE, and we have plenty of walk-ins that get damage reports or State police call ins to report the shooting and damages.

They thugs are driving in stolen rides and shooting at any vehicles on roadway,
even the regular porch sitters in the hood.

9/30/2016 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

murder mayor rahm couldn't give two shits about any one else as long as he and his precious elitist family is protected for the rest of their useless lives...

9/30/2016 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Democrats........i mean Criminals have rights too!

9/30/2016 07:44:00 AM  
Blogger Kevin H said...

Are the shooting on the Eisenhower counted in Chicago crime statistics or would they be excluded because the interstates are patrolled by the State Police?

9/30/2016 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good... "F" those liberal democraps to no end... besides, the police are the problem.

9/30/2016 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And yet we need to divert such people from the justice system says Hillary.

9/30/2016 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My wife wanted me to take her to this same wine tasting with another couple.
I said no thanks, so I took her up in Wheeling to some winery. Had great time.

Now I see I was right. STAY OUT OF THIS WAR ZONE.

Leaving job in 2017.

9/30/2016 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope Hillary looses so Rahm doesnt have an escape hatch.

9/30/2016 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT
They are promoting 5 Lt's to Captain today.
Brennan
Giltmeyer(spelling?)
Shouse
Sears and
Sesso
That leaves 2 on the list Gushes and Liebas

Hopefully this the start of promotions for all ranks.





9/30/2016 08:16:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

This is what pandering to the great unwashed gets you. Thanks Rahm.

9/30/2016 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is the thing I don't get about you gloom and doomers. Whenever this sort of events occur, you pounce on the story and make it seem as if this city experiences this sort of violence and mayhem all the time. It doesn't.

Did you know that Chicago's downtown is the most vibrant and has experienced the highest growth out of all cities in the U.S.A. and Canada? Yeah, didn't think so.
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130302/ISSUE01/303029987/the-hottest-urban-center-in-the-u-s-chicagos-mega-loop

Also lots of high paying professional jobs in downtown Chicago- http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20141129/ISSUE05/311299947/road-to-chicagos-revival-runs-through-downtown

Also, lots of neighborhoods are gentrifying. People want to live in Chicago, not Hoffman Estates or Skokie.

So before we jump the gun and say we are the next Detroit, look at the facts first.

9/30/2016 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Two men were killed and a woman was wounded in two separate shootings on the Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago within six hours of each other, according to Illinois State Police. Shutting down the Ike twice in one day for homicides isn't going to instill much confidence in people coming in for a day trip..."

...and that makes 41 people shot on our expressways so far this year. (Naturally, one shootee yesterday was an "aspiring rapper.")

Someone out there is now calling for this to be classified as "domestic terrorism" -- and they are right. There is going to be a REAL DISASTER out there one of these days, a burning chain-reaction pileup, possibly involving hazardous materials.

In Chicago and in other cities we have seen another boundary go -- BLM heads for any Interstate it can find and tries to jam it up. Weren't these built as "defense highways?" The reaction -- and I mean federal -- should be as severe as it is to people interfering with airport runways, rail lines, or navigable waterways.

Here, the future if this doesn't stop. Photos of motorists diving out of their cars and taking cover behind concrete lane dividers, and everything around -- walls, light poles, signs, everything -- pockmarked with bullet scars.

Rio's 'highway of terror': Shooter takes aim at cars on 'Red Line' road that ALL Olympic athletes and fans must travel to get to games in Brazil

* Terrifying violence has spilled out from favelas to Red Line highway in Rio
* The road is the only route from the city's airport to the Olympic village
* Image has emerged of a shooter taking aim at cars passing down road
* He appears to be holding a semi-automatic rifle with a holographic sight
* Highway has been blighted by shootings, carjackings and hostage takings


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3646384/Rio-s-highway-terror-Shooter-takes-aim-cars-Red-Line-road-Olympic-athletes-fans-travel-games-Brazil.html

9/30/2016 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What kind of federal subsities was the shooter on, welfare, housing, food stamps, how many kids does he have that we are paying for and will for the next few years, I want to know, it's our money, where's the transparency?

9/30/2016 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

democrats don't give a shit about crime.

democrats NEED crime and the fear it creates to fuel their agenda.

the gun is the straw man.....what a goddamn sham.

and minority voting base and the lakefront liberals have been falling for it for decades.

9/30/2016 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT -- Update on our friend Olango, the "unarmed, disabled black man" discussed in the "Stupid Games, Stupid Prizes" thread below --

US authorities twice tried to deport man killed by police in California but his native Uganda refused to take him

* Alfred Olango, 38, was shot and killed by police in El Cajon on Tuesday
* Olango, who arrived in the US in 1991, was ordered deported in 2002 following his conviction for transporting and selling narcotics
* Uganda wouldn't take him back after multiple requests, leading to his release in 2003 under an order of supervision
* He was ordered to be deported again in 2009 after serving nearly four years in prison for a weapons charge
* Uganda again refused to issue travel documents allowing him to return


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3814547/US-twice-tried-deport-man-killed-police-California.html

9/30/2016 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to unchecked early releases and under-sentacing, I have discovered that the tonier suburbs are beautiful places. I will no longer sacrifice my or my family's enjoyment of life at the alter of the Democratic party. Peace out.

9/30/2016 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he cares, So much. Why is there half filled watches, if that, in the areas he supposedly cares about?

9/30/2016 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can honestly say that I really hate this Supt he does not give one care whatsoever about any P.O. Sgt or Lt

9/30/2016 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Democratic City ? What's so great about being Democrat ? Looks more like a corrupt, crime and violence riddled Cesspool to me.

9/30/2016 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

again do not worry,the 3 year 36 million dollar mentor program will solve at this!!Just hang in there,Please..

9/30/2016 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, saw the handwriting on the wall, left for good in 2011. Chicago was, operative word "was", my favorite place with the lakeshore, world class museums and great food. Now, no way. Waaay back when mob actions first started and Daley managed to keep a lid on it people obviously saw it happening. Was called flash mob and wilding back then. Now it's out of control in all portions of the city. Good work "leaders."

9/30/2016 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
And who was behind it?? Of course, Barry's Son

9/30/2016 07:05:00 AM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

And if Barry had a son he would be just like him.

9/30/2016 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like we are waking up too late. Rahm thinks that his 1,000 more officers will remedy the situation but he is only replacing those who have retired. If we react by voting NO on all the judges (except the few who are tough on crime) that will wake up the other politicians to the new reality. And vote for Pfannkuche for State's Attorney!!

9/30/2016 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Why is that the media only mentions race when the cop is white and the offender or per media "victim" is black. Never a mention on who is doing the expressway shootingso nor any of the violent crime in Chicago.

9/30/2016 02:25:00 AM


I know Peter Nickeas from the tribune reads and posts on here, can answer this please!!!!

9/30/2016 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was on an O'Hare-bound plane last night and the young couple next to me were excited to be visiting Chicago. She was about to introduce her beau to her parents (in Orland Park) for the first time.

They talked about going sightseeing downtown, since she's been living elsewhere for four years. I tried hard to talk them out of it. I don't want to see the heartbreaking headline about the fine young man who defended his fiancée against some thug, who was only here for the weekend, but he died in another senseless killing.

She asked if it's really 'that bad'. It was hard to say the words out loud, because I have always loved living in this city. I told her yes. Yes, it's really 'that bad'.

9/30/2016 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Yes but Rahm told us he's going to hire 1000 new cops. That's going to fix everything and make us safe again.
9/30/2016 06:19:00 AM

No, he didn't.
He told us he's going to create nearly a thousand new positions.
'Positions' include promoting sergeants, lieutenants and detectives.
That is NOT the same as HIRING nearly a thousand new, additional police officers.

9/30/2016 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From st Louis MO, friend in Schaumburg pays twenty thousand plus a year in real estate taxes, issues heading and occurring out there, wanted to go down town,....no thanks unreal...dont blame police..fuxking animal should never had been out....judges media it's your fault...PS...can take care of myself I'm a cop but not sure legally where if I would of left wine tasting...and encountered this fuxking animal..mind set is I'm standing rabid fuxking animal dead...god bless Chicago PD...and all the people who get up every day and follow the law...judges who let this animal out and walk amount us...a big Fuxk you... really

9/30/2016 12:18:00 PM  
Blogger loren said...

Maybe if out of state CCP's were honored in Chicongo we'd be more inclined to visit. Any cops support that?

9/30/2016 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never go east of central ave for anything but going to work. This city sucks and it's such a shame what the pandering politicians have done to make it a "sanctuary city "for felons and generations of families on welfare.

9/30/2016 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well what do you expect? Rauner comes in and tries change things but Iron Mike Madigan has stalled it, Cullerton wanted to tax people for just driving into the city. Result, the ISP has hired not one trooper in almost 2 years, yet we they are expected to try and curb the violence on our expressways. The shit birds have finally figured out that there is nobody to stop them, be it CPD or ISP because of our great political leaders who have more on their security details than are out fighting crime. You can only keep making excuses for so long Rahm.

9/30/2016 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An Old timer (VietNam Vet) told me when I came on. "Kid...any crime can happen anywhere, at anytime...That's why WE carry guns..."

I never forgot that.

9/30/2016 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Government has failed to protect its citizens. Too many entrenched politicians, judicial appointments and bureaucrats who are not held responsible time and time again. Why was this animal released onto the civilian population after a proven track record of violence and criminality?

Wake up America, the government policies and decision making by those in charge has cost yet another life. How about the terror this dirtbag inflicts on law abiding God fearing American citizens.

Your vote counts. And more importantly where is the outrage similar to all that is on display when police make instant decisions protecting themselves and those they are entrusted to protect, namely the everyday American citizens.

9/30/2016 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A group of my friends and I meet or should I said met for a feast in Greektown to celebrate our birthdays every year.

With all the shit going on, the parking hassles, we will now be holding this Schaumburg.

How many more groups are making this same decisions.

9/30/2016 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice John.
Keep the pressure on Tiny Dancer.

If Rahm has suburbanites, tourists and even middle class city residents afraid or reluctant to come downtown then Rahm has a rather large problem brewing.
Who else can he squeeze for money if he loses tourist revenue? "The Community" that he's always catering and pandering to? We all know that's not happening.

9/30/2016 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a cop, armed off duty, and I prefer to not go downtown and deal with all the "beasts" and the bullshit.
I can only imagine how a family or tourists would be very reluctant to go downtown.
Rahm:
You reap what you sow.
Keep throwing CPD under your bus.

9/30/2016 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/30/2016 01:20:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
As soon as they figure out how to put all of the fake awards Leo has on the helicopter he will be patrolling the expressways alone with his m4 mounted to helicopter eradicating all the crime himself. Much like he did in englewood.

9/30/2016 01:30:00 AM

Maybe Leo can deputize retired Cmdr. Jarmusz from CPD and softball Dave could ride shotgun with all his carbines and guns.
There'd definitely be some accidental discharges.

9/30/2016 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Yes but Rahm told us he's going to hire 1000 new cops. That's going to fix everything and make us safe again.

9/30/2016 06:19:00 AM

But with Rahmenomics at play 470 of those 1,000 are promotions from within so they're not "new hires".
Therefore the 500 that he claims will be new hires will only offset the 470 promotions.....Rahm really thinks that the media and sheeple are that gullable.

9/30/2016 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Food Trade show leaving Crap Chicago. next year ... Conventions must read how dicey their safety in Chicago..
Dumbasss Rambo needs to borrow $25 Million to hire more Police ..Bankrupt Chicago

9/30/2016 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another nightmare for rahms criminal friend Hillary:

http://endingthefed.com/the-most-powerful-anti-hillary-ad-yet-this-could-change-everything.html

She tops everything with the lies and deception but idiots still support her! Then that pathetic punk from the Cubs gives her a big donation that kid has no sense hope the Cubs now lose!

9/30/2016 02:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm looks like decrepit lying hillary is going down how many lozenges will she need?

http://www.theamericanmirror.com/video-hillary-pops-lozenge-stave-off-coughing-fit/

They grandma cannot walk:

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/09/30/watch-hillary-clinton-steady-going-stairs/

Looking forward to the final tumble, hope it comes soon, she gets in the police department might as well just close down! With everyone liberal attacking pro-police Trump gives so many reasons to vote Trump! The scum hate him another reason to absolutely vote for the only person that respects police and military "law and order" trump has to win. early voting started today, voted the machine registered wrong person i printed it out, so they had to void vote and i re voted 100% Republican! So watch these scammers at the voting places! God bless the police thank you SCC for the only real source of information, even the dishonest media comes here and distorts the stories!

9/30/2016 02:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who really cares can see what is happening in this county. Preckwinkle is calling for reduced sentences or no jail time for many crimes, to include violent crimes. She refuses to support longer jail sentences for the thugs ands shooters. The progressives want more and more gun control when only the law abiding are affected by gun control. Then with a disarmed public and a reduced police force ( not to mention their fangs were pulled), it will leave the citizens at the mercy of the criminals. I actually know liberal white people , along with blacks who are calling for LESS police officers in black neighborhoods on the south and west sides. They say they are tired of being " over policed" and as far as they are concerned the only people calling for more cops and tougher sentences are suburban white people, not the blacks living in these areas. They blame the cops for the increased crime in that they arrest way too many black people and that makes them unemployable. That along with " white privilege". The world is upside down.

9/30/2016 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Detective class was to start next week but some merits have unpaid water bills (indebtedness to city). So HR is giving out notice, merits have been told to take car of bills before notice comes out next thursday. Class will then happen. 17 October.

9/30/2016 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Revolversaurus (ret) said...

The singular tie I have left with Chiraq is this insignificant blog. Thank you for fighting the daily battle for truth, justice and the American way.����

9/30/2016 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I can honestly say that I really hate this Supt he does not give one care whatsoever about any P.O. Sgt or Lt

9/30/2016 10:23:00 AM

Just the ones he puts in spots who never interviewed and of curse all the black Lt's he just promoted to Commander

9/30/2016 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago is Toast. We will be Detroit in the not too distant future. A Wasteland.

9/30/2016 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

expressway shootings , murders do not crime for chiraqi
vote for democrats in November , crime will continue to spike , more criminals released early , more refugees , more illegals , higher federal taxes , gasoline tax , health insurance , real estate , water , etcetera
remember democrats chose black lives matter over all lives matter

9/30/2016 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With that detective class rumor also, are they making Captain's or Lt's. Any truth to those rumors.

9/30/2016 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) After watching Trump rally today in Michigan any copper that's votes hillary really needs to turn in that star! Why? Trump said again "we will support our men and women in law enforcement" as he always does. hillary the liar supports the thugs and their moms as evidenced by her convention putting them on stage while at the Republican convention highlighted was sheriff David Clarke the only real leader in the midwest and then Rudy spoke so positive about policing! Our guy eddie could not even carry sheriff Clarkes jacket!

9/30/2016 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another nightmare for rahms criminal friend Hillary:

http://endingthefed.com/the-most-powerful-anti-hillary-ad-yet-this-could-change-everything.html

She tops everything with the lies and deception but idiots still support her! Then that pathetic punk from the Cubs gives her a big donation that kid has no sense hope the Cubs now lose!

9/30/2016 02:28:00 PM
Yes that would be theo definitely not a thinker!

9/30/2016 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our Public Schools are also an unsafe environment. Students are out of control in many of our schools, assaulting other students, teachers and administrator in clear day light. These punks don't care! Jadine Chou, the School Security Chief who on a daily basis is heard saying their team (CPS Safety and Security) does a better job than CPD protecting and servicing the schools. That's BS! Ms. She is advocating for unarmed officers at all of the High Schools. That is ridiculous ! Ms Chou has been heard undermining our Officers. She has a lot to learn about the work our rank and file do at our High schools.

9/30/2016 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not long ago, I sent an email to City Hall telling them I was thinking about taking my family to Chicago but was worried about the crime. I told them I didn't want to put my family in harms way and asked if they could provide any reassurances that the downtown areas were well patrolled. They never gave me the courtesy of a reply....nothing at all. The truth is I wouldn't dare take my family anywhere near downtown Chicago but I wanted to hear what they had to say. Their silence spoke volumes for me.

9/30/2016 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The media should do this:

When members of a recent Baltimore grand jury put themselves in the shoes of cops to better understand the complexities of police work in one of the nation's most violent cities, they came away thinking the officers deserve sympathy — and better pay.

The jurors attended a "Lethal Force Seminar" where they were given fake firearms and placed in "realistic simulators" that mimicked scenarios police officers confront, including a person trying to commit suicide by cop and a call for an aggravated domestic assault.

"As members of the grand jury, our perceptions of police officers have changed after this visit," the grand jury wrote in a new report outlining their experience serving the judiciary from January through May. "Many of us were born and raised in this urban Baltimore environment and have always held a negative opinion of police officers.

"Society has beaten these men and women down," the report continued. "We no longer consider them 'Officer Friendly,' and now, we can understand why."

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-grand-jury-sympathy-20160930-story.html

9/30/2016 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The people are afraid to leave the airport grounds at all. They ask me if its safe to go to Mannheim RD to eat at a restaurant.

9/30/2016 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Detective class was to start next week but some merits have unpaid water bills (indebtedness to city). So HR is giving out notice, merits have been told to take car of bills before notice comes out next thursday. Class will then happen. 17 October.

9/30/2016 02:59:00 PM

DId they do merit interviews for detectives yet?

If not, the class in two weeks is going to be all list.

Which I highly doubt they would do, based on the last what they tried to do with the sgts test.

Merit packs, then interviews, and then promos. Start thinking holidays.

9/30/2016 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now they are blasting school bus drivers in the noggin.

9/30/2016 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: "Pattern and practice" of the Thin Blue Line just got sunk.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-verdict-overturned-chicago-cop-met-20160930-story.html

9/30/2016 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But don't worry about a CPS strike, Rahm is telling the concerned parents who work in the inner sanctum that we have nothing to worry about. He tells us no strike will happen because he has Ms. Lewis "in pocket". Whatever that means!

9/30/2016 08:23:00 PM  
Blogger americanlt said...

Just read a school bus driver driving their bus was shot in the head in Garfield Park. Winter can't come soon enough but will it even really help??

9/30/2016 08:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Detective class was to start next week but some merits have unpaid water bills (indebtedness to city). So HR is giving out notice, merits have been told to take car of bills before notice comes out next thursday. Class will then happen. 17 October.

9/30/2016 02:59:00
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LOL Chicago City Shutoff Water to 92 old man on Hottest day of This Summer .. he forgot to pay water Bill.. Merits need to Pay up???? .. How fucked up is Chicago??

9/30/2016 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they can not promote off new list, they have not even asked for merit. I am assuming no detective promotions for awhile. Get the rumors correct

9/30/2016 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Detective class, they have not asked for merit packages yet. Since the results are out, they start with the new list correct.

9/30/2016 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I go downtown all the time. Streets teeming with law abiding citizens, if you are trying to paint some picture of lawlessness, you are wrong.

9/30/2016 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I'm a cop, armed off duty, and I prefer to not go downtown and deal with all the "beasts" and the bullshit.
I can only imagine how a family or tourists would be very reluctant to go downtown.
Rahm:
You reap what you sow.
Keep throwing CPD under your bus.

9/30/2016 02:12:00 PM

Total fucking bullshit. Go down there and look for yourself.

9/30/2016 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I can honestly say that I really hate this Supt he does not give one care whatsoever about any P.O. Sgt or Lt

9/30/2016 10:23:00 AM

Just the ones he puts in spots who never interviewed and of curse all the black Lt's he just promoted to Commander

9/30/2016 04:50:00 PM

Remember that it will always be about race with the politicians, and Eddie is one of them now. Blacks and alternative lifestyles are big voting blocks. Being good at your job takes a back seat. It's not what they see.

9/30/2016 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Times reports that Rhambo wants to sell the old Michael Reese Hos. sight. Maybe Obama could swing a sale to the Fed. Bureau of Prisons for construction of a new medium security facility. Think of it. Blago could finish his stint close to home, and they could name it after Sandi & Jesse Jr, or Rostenkowski, Otto Kerner, Dan Walker.....oh you get the idea.

9/30/2016 10:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PLEASE ---
What Rahm promised was this:
"a NET ADD of 970 officers"
Not 'hire 1000' or any other nonsense that you can fudge faster than you can pick your nose.
It's "...NET add of 970, by the end of 2018"
970 MORE than today - which means hiring 970, plus covering all of the retirements, plus, those leaving for other reasons. That's a total of at least 2000 (probably more like 2300) new hires...in 27 months.

Here's the really great fun thing....guess who hasn't announced how he's paying for that NET ADD of 970....the 2000+ new hires..??
There's one right out of the ol' Daley playbook. Stick it to the next guy. Wonder how the little guy learned that?

In any case PLEASE don't let that worm Rahm, and his minion aldercreeps weasel out of this. It NET ADD of 970 officers.

9/30/2016 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
From st Louis MO, friend in Schaumburg pays twenty thousand plus a year in real estate taxes, issues heading and occurring out there, wanted to go down town,....no thanks unreal...dont blame police..fuxking animal should never had been out....judges media it's your fault...PS...can take care of myself I'm a cop but not sure legally where if I would of left wine tasting...and encountered this fuxking animal..mind set is I'm standing rabid fuxking animal dead...god bless Chicago PD...and all the people who get up every day and follow the law...judges who let this animal out and walk amount us...a big Fuxk you... really
9/30/2016 12:18:00 PM

Can't make sense post from this. no try will read.

10/01/2016 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This would not have happened they would have allowed George Lucas to land his spaceship there!!!

10/01/2016 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes but Rahm told us he's going to hire 1000 new cops. That's going to fix everything and make us safe again.+-

With his fine pre election cover up of LAQUON, and his post busted sissy fit temper tantrum, jumping on the Soros wagon, he already thrown the 7500 of us under the bus.

10/01/2016 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO 9/30/16 3:25AM-No, you need to take another looks at the facts and think harder.
A good deal of what you write is true. But they were saying that in Detroit as the city started to unravel. They had up and coming neighborhoods too. First, property values tank and there is gentrification. Bucktown in the 70's Chicago tanked and rehabblers and developers came in because property values were low and they could make a buck, no pun intended in Bucktown. There are many other areas, same think with the South Loop being the biggest expanse. But you need to look at the big picture. The schools still suck, you are subject to assault and street crime even when you are in your own garage. These are two of the biggest quality of living issues for most people. The costs of living in these hipster hoods is more than suburban living and the biggest issue of all is that the debt to income load for the City of Chicago is inverted. When that happened in Detroit it was bankruptcy. When that happens in Chicago and you know it will because the people responsible for getting Chicago to bankruptcy will be incaple of leading it out; come tell me about the vibrance. People say Detroit is on its way back. No it is not.

10/01/2016 06:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These 970 new coppers won't be street ready for about a year and rahm is borrowing money to get them new cars. Now that's a smart man.

10/01/2016 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Times reports that Rhambo wants to sell the old Michael Reese Hos. sight

Hey Rahm, why don't you build a joint CPD/CFD state of the art training facility here. You even have enough of room to put in a helipad or two for the CPD and CFD choppers. You maybe can have the driver training track here too. Build a 100 yard indoor range and training street like the College of DuPage has. Put in state of the art classrooms. The DOJ would love to see some enlightened and pertinent training anyway, so this would fit the bill perfectly. You can fund it with federal grants, donations, and the sale of the old CFD and CPD academy properties. Come on, show the city that you do give a shit about public safety.

10/01/2016 08:27:00 AM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

The New detectives list must be certified by the City Council then Merit selections will be submitted to the Highest Levels of the Department. So with that being said it's going to be a while before a class of detectives will be announced from the just released detectives scores and rankings. It has happened in the past where the Department announces one final class from the old detectives list even after the results of the new detectives test have been released.

10/01/2016 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I go downtown all the time. Streets teeming with law abiding citizens, if you are trying to paint some picture of lawlessness, you are wrong.

9/30/2016 09:37:00 PM

Thanks for putting in your two cents worth rahm.

10/01/2016 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago did its job,39 times to be exact. It was the judicial and corrections components that dropped the ball.

10/01/2016 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a ? since I am not sure what is in the contract about merit promotions......or if 9 1/2 threw in some shady shit......

Don't all the merit promotions still have to be ON the qualified and passed list? Isn't that true of all merit promotions? I don't remember reading about any changes to the merit system.....was always that you still had to be ON THE LIST as "passed and qualified"...

And one more.....since it's now Oct 1st, what is the total number of retirees for 55 & out for 2017?



10/01/2016 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can waste time putting a merit packet together but unless you have been told to put one together it just goes in the trash. Those that are going to be made merit have already got their packets done, we'll actually the exempt's secretaries have put them together.

10/01/2016 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a white person victim of a crime. The detectives in financial crimes told me they do t have the resources to investigate. One of the detectives cussed me out. Went to IAD the cops lied. Went to Lori l. She referred it to Eddie who agreed. The investigator just made Lt. and was a member of that class. Watch the news I'm blowing it wide open.

10/01/2016 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He lies people die so much needless bloodshed. Think if rahm was ceo of any company and the alderman were on staff the stockholders. (Taxpayers) would throw them out quickly. If we were purchasing stock in this "company" we would of lost everything like people losing their lives and being shot everyday in chiraq! God please bless police and the honest citizens of this once great city,please help Trump restore "law and order" here!

10/01/2016 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"So before we jump the gun and say we are the next Detroit, look at the facts first."
you look where ever you want. We look at the 3,274 people who were shot in Chicago this year, (568 murdered) A person is shot an average of every 2;01 minutes and killed every 11;37. That's the facts

10/01/2016 01:35:00 PM  
Blogger CC said...

The city of Chicago will no longer get my discretionary income and hasn't for awhile now! Crook county won't see a dime for me. My house is going up for sale and I'm out! They don't care about public safety and its obvious. What a disgrace Shitcago really is especially seeing a bus driver now shot in the head. Never ever will I visit the city again. Signed suburban resident now selling and out of the land of Illanoy

10/01/2016 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a disgrace the city of Chicago truly has become. I haven't gone into the city in years and used to frequent with my discretionary income. They no longer get that from me. Its obvious they don't care about public safety. My house is going on the market and I'm out of Illanoy period. It keeps getting worse, now you have bus drivers getting shot. Adios Shitcago area, done... Signed suburban resident

10/01/2016 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I never go east of central ave for anything but going to work. This city sucks and it's such a shame what the pandering politicians have done to make it a "sanctuary city "for felons and generations of families on welfare.

9/30/2016 12:53:00 PM

Lived in West Loop. Never went west of Ashland or south of Roosevelt. We are prisoners in our own city.

10/01/2016 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Downtown isn't safe. The red line should be renamed to" the urban crime wave caravan". Lots of people checking things out. People waiting for the opportunity to act . These people will rob you and break into stores and shops.stop walking around with your headphones on and your heads down. Be aware of your surroundings. Don't walk by yourself in isolated quiet areas. Get on a semi crowded train car.. Not an empty one. Always leave yourself an escape route. Don't talk to or confront loud jackasses.. They may be baiting you. Don't flash money or bling-bling in public. You may attract the wrong people.

10/01/2016 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Why is that the media only mentions race when the cop is white and the offender or per media "victim" is black. Never a mention on who is doing the expressway shootingso nor any of the violent crime in Chicago.

9/30/2016 02:25:00 AM


I know Peter Nickeas from the tribune reads and posts on here, can answer this please!!!!
------------

We don't arrest enough offenders to put that in the paper. If we go by stats, nick would have wrote the downtown shooter was black, find out he''s white the next day and the trib gets sued to the high heavens from BLM, NAACP, dude over there, etc. and you'd get twice the daily dosage of anti-police rhetoric from writers just to make amends.

Be happy when we get cuffs on wrists & mugshots in the news. Not over trivial bullshit like this.

10/02/2016 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Old Grey Guy said...

And now we have the announcement that the Red Line will go to Alligator Gardens [Altgeld] for those of you on the Northside]. That's where President Sparklefarts made his bones as an organizer. Prediction: crime on the Red Line will increase by at least 15%. Does anyone out there want to take the "under" on that prediction? The Gardens has always had the largest collection of AKC registered mutts in town. True dog heaven. Worked there in the late 60's and I'm told things haven't changed since.

10/02/2016 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The Times reports that Rhambo wants to sell the old Michael Reese Hos. sight

Hey Rahm, why don't you build a joint CPD/CFD state of the art training facility here. You even have enough of room to put in a helipad or two for the CPD and CFD choppers. You maybe can have the driver training track here too. Build a 100 yard indoor range and training street like the College of DuPage has. Put in state of the art classrooms. The DOJ would love to see some enlightened and pertinent training anyway, so this would fit the bill perfectly. You can fund it with federal grants, donations, and the sale of the old CFD and CPD academy properties. Come on, show the city that you do give a shit about public safety.

10/01/2016 08:27:00 AM

No way. His buddies won't make enough money doing that.

10/02/2016 09:14:00 AM  
Blogger Joebillybob said...

Anonymous said...
But don't worry about a CPS strike, Rahm is telling the concerned parents who work in the inner sanctum that we have nothing to worry about. He tells us no strike will happen because he has Ms. Lewis "in pocket". Whatever that means!

9/30/2016 08:23:00 PM


Damn that must be one big a$$ pocket... Perhaps it a tarp or a used billboard sign

10/02/2016 06:55:00 PM  

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