Monday, September 12, 2016

Nice to be Rich

  • A Chicago man, fed up and frustrated with what he says is the rising crime in his neighborhood, takes matters into his own pocketbook — shelling out thousands to pay for private street security.

    [...] Security firm owner Howard Greer, also a Chicago cop, patrols the 1100 block of North LaSalle. It’s his off-duty job, paid for by this De Mudd.

    “I’ve been watching my neighborhood deteriorate over the last couple of years,” Mudd says.

    Police, he says, couldn’t keep up. So, Greer and fellow off-duty officers now walk the Gold Coast pocket with guns and handcuffs — six days a week, eight hours a day.
Maybe other blocks can have bake sales and chocolate bar fundraisers to pay for extra cops?

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60 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It the city won't provide police protection, than the locals will provide it, or pay for it, themselves. It's the American way.

9/12/2016 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an embarrassment, Rahm Emanuel.
You have failed Chicago.
.

9/12/2016 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Thurston Howell III said...

Sounds like a good idea but my 70-acre estate is more than a city block.

My compound has its own security as well but I wouldn't tell you what it all is SCC because that would compromise it.

No scoundrel or thief would even think of breaking in and if they did, they would not get out.

If feeding them to the lions was good enough for the Roman Empire, it is good enough for a Howell.

Hmm.. now you know what is walking around my compound. Just don't tell anybody.


9/12/2016 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You would think that for $5,000.00 he could buy an alderman to beef up the police in the neighborhood. I guess that there really aren't enough police?

9/12/2016 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this the answer? Pay through the nose in taxes, fees, assessments, tickets and summoses, only to have to pay more to keep your family and neighbors safe? How much is enough?

9/12/2016 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

De Mudd should be investing that $50,000 in finding a better city.
Or at least a better alderthief.

9/12/2016 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember when they tried the security guards in Marquette Park 20-25 years ago. That went well (sarcasm).

9/12/2016 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand their frustration. However this shit is messed up. Same story in China Town, they formed a neighborhood watch that has a Kung Fu Master with them. If government can't provide basic protection who would want to be here. To all these good people trying to protect their property and neighbors you are taking on a lot of liability. Good simeritens are risking their lives and are take a chance on getting hurt. I could go on with this but everyone gets the idea. If no one feels safe it will only get worse. Good people moving.

9/12/2016 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is going to want to be living here soon.....

9/12/2016 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm in. But is the next step a privatized police force?

9/12/2016 02:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Intentional and by design...

Starve CPD by attrition.
Allocate the lion's share of Police presence to the
non-contributing areas of town while starving tax
paying areas of proper Police coverage.

"Y'all rich.
Y'all got jobs an' shit."

9/12/2016 02:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well apparently the Sparring of the LT's of 018 has worked! Another shot at Clark and Sheffield!!! Good job Eddie, things are going great here! Can we bring Eli back now?

9/12/2016 03:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm and the city had proactive policing from Officers who were trying to protect them and actually cared. Now just about everyone has shut down.

WATCH Rahm and others get slapped around by GE's attorneys during this press conference on WGN.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-glenn-evans-video_20160908-premiumvideo.html


WATCH FULL PRESS CONFERENCE HERE:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153800118567411&id=7938522410&refsrc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F&_rdr

9/12/2016 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you believe he is doing this free i got a bridge to sell you!

But who can fault him he is alot smarter than all the fine LADS working VRI and paying taxes.
RAHM is creating a new market and if off duties can figure out a system for side cash great just don't punch anyone with an ASP.

9/12/2016 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey De Mudd what kind of pension or health benefits do you offer, do I have to pass a test to be double promoted?

9/12/2016 07:48:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Good side job option when the city kills the OT options.

9/12/2016 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happens when these off duty coppers make an arrest? I assume THEY are doing the ALL paper along with the TRRs and everything else. If they get hurt, are they now IOD? Are they still indemnified by the city? When they get sued is it the city that will pay out? After they make an arrest are they back on the city payroll? Are they now collecting pay from the city and the private employer, double dipping? I see nothing but problems coming out of this. But since an aldercreature likes it, everything is okay!

9/12/2016 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you see things like this happening, it really is an indicator that this City is just completely going to shit.

HEY RAHM. HIRE SOME FUCKING POLICE.

9/12/2016 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait until you see the new FOX TV Show. Its about the CPD money problems and shows a rich guy taking over funding of a district. They get caddy squad cars!
I think its called APB

9/12/2016 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only concern in 018 is Michigan ave and the Marshall field homes,The 30 and 20 sector cars are Shoplifting cars.You need a processing team at the staion so Beat cars can patrol their Beats.

9/12/2016 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are an off duty officer working for these security gigs then you are a fool. You have more to lose than to gain. They pay anywhere from $16 per hour on the low end to $25 per hour on the high end. Most pay a straight check and you have to pay your own taxes so minus about 12% to 15% of the above figures.

Then the liability; if you get hurt no iod, if you take police action and the bad guy knows you are the police you may get more than you bargained for. It is not worth it.

If after your salary plus vri plus cta you still can't make ends meet there is something wrong with your finances.

9/12/2016 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off duty coppers used to patrol in the 8th District on 834's beat awile back. It was called the Night Owls.

9/12/2016 10:45:00 AM  
Blogger BirdsnBlooms1 said...

When Mr. Trump is elected, the first thing he should do is build fences around the west and south sides... SMH!

9/12/2016 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bake sale? Come on now, bake sales can barely fund a little league team's uniforms, let alone private security!

9/12/2016 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Used to live 1100 N. La Salle, take Red Line from Chi/State to w-o-r-k.

Red line has become a conduit to endless fun on Gold Coast now, come boilin up out of there for a night's hunting. Glad they're spending millions on "art" at the stations and extending it even farther south to increase the "catchment," as they say in the drainage/sewerage business.

9/12/2016 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe San Francisco's 49ers 2nd string quarterback Colon CRAPINMYPANTS can donate some of his fortune towards stadium security. We all know that it is the Amish kids who are committing armed robberies and smash and grabs in the north loop area.

BOYCOTT THE NFL! National F%^k-up League

9/12/2016 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Well apparently the Sparring of the LT's of 018 has worked! Another shot at Clark and Sheffield!!! Good job Eddie, things are going great here! Can we bring Eli back now?


Clark and Sheffield is 019. If you want Eli back, you're either part of the Greek connection, or you're dumber than a box of rocks. 019 has steadily declined since the merge.

9/12/2016 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand their frustration. However this shit is messed up. Same story in China Town, they formed a neighborhood watch that has a Kung Fu Master with them. If government can't provide basic protection who would want to be here. To all these good people trying to protect their property and neighbors you are taking on a lot of liability. Good simeritens are risking their lives and are take a chance on getting hurt. I could go on with this but everyone gets the idea. If no one feels safe it will only get worse. Good people moving.

9/12/2016 01:29:00 AM
You do a crime in Chinatown guaranteed serious enough you will never been seen again those people know how to get rid of the trash! Guess they want the law to be in our hands ok rahm we are in, you again failed, tell Eddie and the gold star goofs to shine their shoes and start practicing selling streetwise obviously that is all they are qualified to do. Rahm are your resignation papers in yet? how about tonis? darts? Absolute failures all of you disgraceful world news failure!

9/12/2016 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Foxx creates potential conflict by taking job at law firm that sues Cook County

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-kim-foxx-law-firm-job-met-20160909-story.html

9/12/2016 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder how much Liability Umbrella Insurance working as an independant contractor ODPO costs?
Everybody loves a security guard finding bs work for the already scant district manpower.
Rich turkeys keep voting Democrat and paying highest taxes makes them special.
Yes it's nice to not have a worry what your next write-off will be for.
It's a Soros thing.

9/12/2016 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what happens in Third World countries: The upper crust hires private security when the public entities become hopelessly corrupt and unreliable.

9/12/2016 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm no doctor but I would say there is something seriously wrong with Hillary Clinton do you think for a minute they will tell the citizens of the u.s. Think about it before you vote.

9/12/2016 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm concerned about that officer working 99...

9/12/2016 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand their frustration. However this shit is messed up. Same story in China Town, they formed a neighborhood watch that has a Kung Fu Master with them
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The good people of China Town, never call the police, in 34 yoj, I have never seen them report crime, especially with their own people screwing up.
I would pity the thug breaking in their homes ! They would be MIA and never found again. You don't mess with these people, period !

Very nice people, but don't fuck with them. They work hard, and know the streets quite well.

In China, you pull shit out there and mess with a tourist, that person goes for a boat ride in the high seas. If you throw trash on the street, you get a years in their shot house.

9/12/2016 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marquette Park security still exists today FYI !

9/12/2016 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's call the magnificent seven.

9/12/2016 03:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillary Clinton showed yesterday that temperatures in the low 80's are too hot for the beaches to be open, or for that matter, to be outside for any reason.

http://nypost.com/2016/09/11/hillary-clintons-health-is-now-a-real-issue/

(For the less intelligent in the audience, I'm being fucking sarcastic.)

9/12/2016 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another good article from Heather Mac Donald.

The Black Body Count Rises as Chicago Police Step Back
In 2016 nearly 3,000 people have been shot in the city, an average of one victim every two hours.
By Heather Mac Donald
Sept. 11, 2016
966 COMMENTS

‘The streets are gone,” Dean Angelo, president of the Chicago police union, told me last month. The night before, Aug. 14, a Chicago police officer’s son had been killed in a shooting while sitting on his family’s porch, one of 92 people killed in Chicago during the worst month for homicides in the Windy City since July 1993. The August victims who survived included 10-year-old Tavon Tanner, shot while playing in front of his house (the bullet ripped through Tavon’s pancreas, intestines, kidney and spleen); an 8-year-old girl shot in the arm while crossing the street; and two 6-year-old girls.

On Sept. 6, a 71-year-old man was accosted by a teen on a bike while watering his lawn. The robber demanded the man’s wallet and when he refused shot him in the abdomen, then grabbed his wallet before pedaling away.

By Sept. 8, nearly 3,000 people had been shot in Chicago in 2016, an average of one shooting victim every two hours. Five hundred and sixteen people had been murdered. Gun homicides and non-fatal shootings were up 47% over the same period of 2015, which had seen a significant rise in crime over 2014.
Dean Angelo, president of the Chicago police union, Nov. 24, 2015. ENLARGE
Dean Angelo, president of the Chicago police union, Nov. 24, 2015. Photo: Associated Press

“There is no way out of this shooting spree,” Mr. Angelo said. His despair is understandable, because Chicago is the country’s most-glaring example of what I have called the “Ferguson effect.” Chicago officers have cut back drastically on proactive policing under the onslaught of criticism from the Black Lives Matter movement and its political and media enablers.

In October 2015, Mayor Rahm Emanuel told U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch during a crime meeting in Washington, D.C., that the Chicago police had gone “fetal,” and were less likely to interdict criminal behavior. That pull-back worsened in 2016, with pedestrian stops dropping 82% from January through July 20, 2016, compared with the same period in 2015, according to the Chicago police department. The cops are just “driving by people on the corners,” Mr. Angelo says, rather than checking out known drug dealers and others who raise suspicions. Criminals are back in control and black lives are being lost at a rate not seen for two decades.

Read all at: http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-black-body-count-rises-as-chicago-police-step-back-1473631079

9/12/2016 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do Rahm's direct neighbors have to pay?

9/12/2016 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT -

PO's car set on fire with words "fuck the police" scribbled on the back in 008.

9/12/2016 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish they would do this in Beverly . Just retired at age 52 and this health insurance is breaking my bank book . How much do they pay ?

9/12/2016 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Remember when they tried the security guards in Marquette Park 20-25 years ago. That went well (sarcasm).

9/12/2016 01:24:00 AM

They have had them there all these years. It actually does work pretty well.
An 008 Ranger

9/12/2016 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to know who covers the lawsuits when an arrest goes bad. Is it on the taxpayers dime? I sure hope not!!

9/12/2016 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...





Why not just move? You know, out of Chicago.


I'm consistently amazed at what people put with.

9/12/2016 06:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what F and I paying city taxes for! and the 50 alderRATS. TIF Funds F Third world banana republic. Highest water in the nation and we have the largest freshwater source in the world?

9/12/2016 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of rich does this situation even though emeergency tell you how much hillary clinton detests police?:

http://nypost.com/2016/09/12/clinton-skips-out-on-emergency-room-during-health-episode/

Wonder if cheseas 10 million+ apartment has a hidden emergency room for her mom? This election cannot come soon enough pro-police "We love the police" Trump is ahead in the polls and will "Make policing great again" it starts at the top and this change is needed for all the honest taxpaying citizens! He will win the debates, they just said on the news the 1st debate 26sep16 will the highest cost for ads ever, and will exceed the super bowl pricing. Maybe Trump to have them give some to the vets like he did at that huge fundraiser he had for them!

9/12/2016 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Capt Mustache and Olive Oil give it a rest. It wasn't Eli but you 2 that made 19 a miserable place to work. So you were dumped rightfully so, now give it a rest and relax with Olive Oil who you hooked up with in 19 and took it out on everyone she didn't like. You wuss.

9/12/2016 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hey Capt Mustache and Olive Oil give it a rest. It wasn't Eli but you 2 that made 19 a miserable place to work. So you were dumped rightfully so, now give it a rest and relax with Olive Oil who you hooked up with in 19 and took it out on everyone she didn't like. You wuss.

9/12/2016 07:56:00 PM

WOW!,As a southsider, I have NO idea what this is about, but it sounds like it has the potential to be a HBO mini-series!

9/12/2016 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are soooo tired of never seeing any police in our neighborhood.
That our beat cars are pulled to run up and down LSD and the Ghetto.

So here is an idea we are kicking around.

We will literally take the streets back by armed force.

On certain days, ODPOs and our neighbors with weapons permits, there are more and more every day will block off our streets. We will use vehicles, parking cones, and wooden barricades. There will be happy faced signs that say "Children's Play Street 4-6pm". People who live there can get in, people who don't will be politely asked to go around. If someone says they will call the police will tell them, "There are no police!" If someone says they will call the alderman tell him all his voters are out here with their kids.

We will get photos of moms and dads out there with pistols on their hips but keep the faces away. That will make great media and really fuck with Rahm.

Screw Rahm, Register and VOTE!

9/12/2016 11:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I would like to know who covers the lawsuits when an arrest goes bad. Is it on the taxpayers dime? I sure hope not!!

9/12/2016 05:16:00 PM

Sure cuz at that point the ODPO will shout "POLICE" as the POS is now late for his next birthday.

I wonder how the contract reads between Mudd and Greer?

9/13/2016 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Well apparently the Sparring of the LT's of 018 has worked! Another shot at Clark and Sheffield!!! Good job Eddie, things are going great here! Can we bring Eli back now?

9/12/2016 03:29:00 AM
It was 019. But the answer is still, No. No you can't have Eli back. He's a great boss and we'd like to keep him here in 017.

9/13/2016 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

? Would former president Clinton take office?

9/13/2016 04:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stay Fetal
Give the people what they want
Whooooopppooopooo just said the multi racial football player will not stand because many young blacks are stopped by poleece for no reason
Stay Fetal

9/13/2016 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Citizen's arrest, Barny and Andy had it right?

9/13/2016 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What happens when these off duty coppers make an arrest? I assume THEY are doing the ALL paper along with the TRRs and everything else. If they get hurt, are they now IOD? Are they still indemnified by the city? When they get sued is it the city that will pay out? After they make an arrest are they back on the city payroll? Are they now collecting pay from the city and the private employer, double dipping? I see nothing but problems coming out of this. But since an aldercreature likes it, everything is okay!"

You are pretty much an idiot, lol.

9/13/2016 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need 9 Officers hanging out on State And Division,Fifth Watch is a Joke,Clark and Division is the spot to get crack and Heroin 24/7,Hello Mr 17million dollar Commander.

9/13/2016 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the biggest if not the worse aldermen is Reilly in 42. Madigan and Rahm suck up. Drinking all the time at Boss bar with county commissioner Fritchey. He takes "donations" from every bar, developer, building management company in town. He's a big proponent of having stores and areas pay for private security. Another anti cop hater like Rahm. Voted against more cops because Rahm wants that. Be aware of his bull shit..

9/13/2016 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not just move? You know, out of Chicago.


I'm consistently amazed at what people put with.

9/12/2016 06:04:00 PM


If you own a home - you gotta sell it. Who the fuck wants to buy in Chiraq with the high, high, high taxes, fees, and crime?

9/14/2016 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is exactly what the Hoboes are demanding, that residents pay them to stop robbing, sex trafficking them, molesting their kids, killing them and running them out of Illinois. Pay them to be security.

9/14/2016 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get blue star security!

9/15/2016 10:02:00 PM  

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