Sunday, October 09, 2016


An e-mailer sent this our way. They relate that it wasn't written by them, but it was sent to both major papers as a "Letter to the Editor." We doubt it will see the light of day, so we're printing it here:
  • Today, my car was acting up. I took it to the mechanic. Then, having no experience in auto repair, I proceeded to tell him what was wrong and how to fix it.

    Then, I headed to the doctor for a surgical consultation. Having never been to medical school or studied medicine I then proceeded to tell him what surgery to do and how to do it.

    On my way home, I stopped by the courthouse. Having never been to law school, I met with a few lawyers and judges and told them how to try, defend, and judge cases.

    If this all sounds asinine, it's because it absolutely is. Why would anyone attempt to speak about something that they themselves know nothing about?

    Then why are we letting the public dictate police policy, having no experience in law enforcement? All police have been civilians. Not many civilians have been the police.

    Everything written in the past is of a fluid dynamic. There's lots of grey, and with good reason. These proposed changes are foolish and only serve to appease certain parties or groups of individuals.

    It is not only dangerous to officers, but also to the public they serve. Restricting police action restricts police work. And that empowers and emboldens criminals.
With the recently released draft of the new "Use of Force" order, and solicitation of public input, while excluding the FOP and PBPA - the very people who will be living (and dying) with the order, is asinine. Special Ed is proving minute by minute that he is nothing but a tool for Rahm and he has no one's back but Rahm's.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said

10/09/2016 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Telling the judges how to do their jobs doesn't sound so asinine...

10/09/2016 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Police work; a profession where the customer is always wrong."

- anonymous


10/09/2016 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go online and voice your opinion on the new use of force policy. Encourage friends and family to do the same. It's a long shot I know but at least we have the opportunity to voice our opinion.

10/09/2016 02:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's an idea. Why not have classes available on how to follow the law.

10/09/2016 02:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Special Ed is proving minute by minute that he is nothing but a tool for Rahm and he has no one's back but Rahm's."

That would be Rahm's ass, aka his bung hole, pucker palace, third eye, gateway to paradise, or, if you'd prefer the technical term, Rahm's ram cave......from whence all wisdom spews......

10/09/2016 05:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a feeling that in the immediate future, there will be a lot more call outs to SWAT. It is realized that this may cut into their "Work Out" time on the company clock, but the average cop lacks the skills to negotiate with our sophisticated Democrat Party public. So why not have a squad of Mental Health Experts, driving around 24/7, to respond with cops? Oh, I forgot, the "Experts" who used to work for the City are gone since Rahm closed the Mental Health facilities. Not to worry, it will be good, he told the Media last week that he is running for a Third Term! Stay Fetal, Stay Fetal; Ignore Chicago/Wilmette values. Baby"G"

10/09/2016 06:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Classes? What dat. We dont need no sticking classes

10/09/2016 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enough with the Special Ed stuff. This guy has already been the worst Superintendent in the history of the Department. How bout a more appropriate name or something simple, like, "Asshole."

10/09/2016 07:00:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Thugs should be given listening lessons. All these controversies occur because thugs don't listen.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

10/09/2016 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Politicians apparently don't realized that we the people, the ones that elected them to represent us, can tell them what to do and how to do their job. They miss that whole concept of "represent". They feel that they are elected to be in charge. They are anything but.

We need to remind them of that on every election day. Voting is an obligation for every American. An obligation to do your due diligence and put the best people in office to represent we the people and cull that herd when they fail in their obligation to represent us fairly.

We have been putting the same criminals in office time after time. Do your homework. Get rid of the thieves, the career politicians. There was a time when we sent our own hardworking citizens to work for us. Not career politicians. Send farmers, silversmiths (if you can find one) and business people to Washington. You'll like the results.

10/09/2016 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


someone has to read all the opinions. we should show jam them up with thousands of submissions. if every single person on this job should weighed in, then had their spouse/significant other weigh in, then had a couple family members or friends weigh in, we could get 35000 opinions in just a few days. it literally takes less than a minute to fill out. it would be a sucky job for whoever has to read that many submissions.

10/09/2016 07:52:00 AM  
Blogger Tombstone courage said...

It would be reasonable to expect them to attend and graduate the police academy in order to serve on a civilian oversight board.

10/09/2016 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like the script for "I slept at a Holiday Inn" and therefore I am the smartest person in the room. Funny as a commercial, not so funny in real life.

10/09/2016 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Here's an idea. Why not have classes available on how to follow the law.

10/09/2016 02:51:00 AM

Normal people get that class at home. Its called having parents who care 101.

10/09/2016 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh... FOP and PBPA have the same opportunity to comment as individual members.

10/09/2016 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Deano! Now that you're no longer disabled, why are you silent once again when a major policy change was undertaken without the rank and file's input? Why are you silent with the resulting policy change? At least you can now be on blended knee as you kiss Ed the Stripper's gluteus maximus! Your disability was your knee, correct?

Retired .38 spl +P

10/09/2016 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to see some type of liability required by those who opt to dictate policies that endanger the officers required to perform their jobs under these guidelines. I'd also like to see the names of those responsible for authoring these changes, because the first funeral resulting from these uninformed policies should require those with the blood on their hands to be identified and held asaccountable as we are.

10/09/2016 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be sure to write comments during the 45 day "commenting" period. There's plenty of us out here with great ideas. For one, there should be some sort of civilian special response unit that shows up to all mental disturbance calls where they will handle and "talk down" the mentals....and the police should be on scene. There's people out there that have years of experience in dealing with people suffering from mental illness. How is it that 2 days of mandatory training and a week long CIT class will all of a sudden make police officers experts in recognizing "crazy"? It doesn't compare to people that have years of experience and knowledge. Let them deal with it. Just like we show up on scene if ems is needed we do the same if a mental health expert is needed.

10/09/2016 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Valid point. I dabble in auto mechanics, been to the doctor and told them both what was wrong.
Doesn't work that way. Book smart theories are only a third of the job. Many of our Merits are theoretical book smarties, as are politicians, elected and appointed without any background, experience or insight.
There is no need for pro-active police work. Slow down and watch the Rahm & Special Ed Show collapse.

For too long the folks have been telling us how to do our job. Mostly from those uninterested in civility, just free range pillaging and more free stuff. Spoiled by the entitlements and demanding no punishment for their misdeeds.
If it weren't for Democrats, will would not be dealing with all this "social justice" violence.
The governing of Democrats has been obvious.
What actual qualifications did Obama or Rahm have before they made their way to the WH?
Both of these tools are qualified community organizers,disruptors and activists.
They made it on the backs of liberal social justice warriors, mostly of whom are still unemployed eating beans from a can.
The job that Obama and Rahm have done is only the start, Clinton will perpetuate the destruction.
If the DOJ and FBI can allow governmental crime and manipulation, what do you think a Clinton Administration with bring?

Register and Vote Trump.

10/09/2016 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous 11th dist king said...

Here's an idea. Why not have classes available on how to follow the law.

Exactly, just like sheriff clark said, we need fix the ghetto, not the police.

10/09/2016 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10/09/2016 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kinda OT but not really. Blase Cupich has exceeded expectations and is Cardinal (to be) Cupich. Real nice. Pleghm prolly soon to be promoted as well. Plenty of other churches out there for those that care.

10/09/2016 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They re "training" the wrong peoplešŸ˜®

10/09/2016 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) how about this woman savagely raped by billy clinton and yet they are worried about trump making some comments:

If anyone no matter what cast a vote for this criminal clinton you will get the country you deserve where the animals continue to run wild, and the police are hands off, at least trump always says "We love the police" and promises to support "law and order" hillary is the other way think chiraq is uninhabitable now wait until this criminal hillary takes office! Vote Trump!

10/09/2016 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I compiled the data from the archives over at, and then I crunched the numbers using my phone's calculator function.

2016 YTD stats-
Total Shootings: 3364
Shot by Police: 18 (.529%)
Total Wounded: 2843
Wounded by Police: 12 (.422%)
Total Shot & Killed: 521
Killed by Police: 6 (1.15%)
Total homicides: 579
2016 Shot Clock YTD (as of 07-Oct):
A shooting happens every: 2:01
A homicide happens every: 11:42

2015 Final Scorecard
Total shootings: 2996
Shot by Police: 25 (.834%)
Total Wounded: 2549
Wounded by Police: 16 (.627%)
Total Shot & Killed: 447
Killed by Police: 9 (2.00%)
Total homicides: 509
2015 Shot Clock Final -
A shooting happened every: 2:55
A homicide happened every: 17:29

2014 Final Scorecard
Total shootings: 2619
Shot by Police: 45 (1.72%)
Total Wounded: 2229
Wounded by Police: 28 (1.25%)
Total Shot & Killed: 390
Killed by Police: 17 (4.36%)
Total homicides: 461
2014 Shot Clock Final -
A shooting happened every: 3:19
A homicide happened every: 19:12

2013 Final Scorecard
Total shootings: 2185
Shot by Police: 43 (1.97%)
Total Wounded: 1810
Wounded by Police: 30 (1.66%)
Total Shot & Killed: 375
Killed by Police: 13 (3.47%)
Total homicides: 455
2013 Shot Clock Final -
A shooting happened every: 4:01
A homicide happened every: 19:15

Hmmmm . . . it would certainly appear that the police are NOT the main source of the blood in the streets of Chicago - or anywhere else, for that matter. Not only that, but looking at the numbers, I can't help but notice that while the number of officer involved shootings has gone DOWN, the level of carnage has gone UP. It couldn't be that aggressive, proactive law enforcement was in fact SAVING LIVES overall, could it? That sure seems to be what the numbers are suggesting.

Compared to 2013, a shooting occurs twice as often in 2016. In 2016, a 168-hour week so far is averaging 14.35 homicide victims, where a week in 2013 saw an average of 8.73 bodies per week - that's an increase of almost 2/3 (64.4%).

According to Obamarahmaeddiemama, there is STILL no proof of the Ferguson effect? Really? These are just the numbers within the not so friendly confines of Chicago. The mayhem is spiking all across the country, especially in Democrat run cities that are hosting several divisions of the Free Shit Army.

10/09/2016 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have always supported the Blue and will always continue to do so. You have a tough job, telling people 'no' when they don't want to hear it. I appreciate that you do it even at the risk of your own safety because it is what keeps our society from collapsing.

I feel your concern about the back-seat drivers, the armchair quarterbacks, et al. You see what it feels like to be a teacher- sure, anyone can teach, just ask them. No need for special training, qualifications or any guidelines, no need for summers off, hell, no need for pay, just yell at them until they read and write, hell it's just free babysitting service for some parents and anyone can do it.

-Not a CTU member, not a supporter of the assholes seen in Lewis's vicinity over the past year, but a teacher trying to get 8th grade kids to see past their phone screens and take charge of their lives, before life takes charge of them.

10/09/2016 11:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding the 10/09/2016 0644am post. In the 1970s we handled everything. But the city decided they wanted to involve a city department called Human Resources as " they were better trained "to start handling domestics, mental problems sex cases so the police were not tied up all the time. Don't know if this was a pilot program but it was in Area 6. They turned out to be a bigger pain in the azz. They made matters worse. In some cases they responded before the police but then they would call for the police as they did'nt feel safe. They started to respond to criminal sexual assault cases and would tell the victims that they did not have to talk to the police if they felt uncomfortable. Well that did'nt help out us. Don't if HS is still around as I went into a unit and latter retired. We had the clout system then but even though we knew we were just worker bees we worked and still had a good time and always backed each other up. Every day I read the news you read that things keeping getting worse. I don't know how you can put up with it. Give this city what they want, which nothing. Before you do anything, think, take your time, safety number goal and will whatever you do, will it be criticized, will I be stripped, get sued or end up in prison, will I lose my pension. Glad to gone, stay safe.

10/10/2016 02:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Weekend Update from

2016 Weekend Tally: 7 killed, 38 wounded
2015 Weekend Tally: 5 killed, 16 wounded
2014 Weekend Tally: 4 killed, 18 wounded

Once again, a weekend exceeding the combined totals from the previous two years. Why couldn't Matthew have come ashore in the Yucatan Peninsula a1and then boogied to the North-Northeast?

10/10/2016 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please don't fall for the post your comment idea special ED IS PARROTING.


The order is completed lawyers combed over it who work for RAHM.

Things will change once officer start filing lawsuit and winning.
If you are not FETAL you are putting your life at risk. If you are in any kind of unit that requires active arrest on a daily basis you must ask yourself is it worth it.
I know jeans,covert cars and wandering around Chicago on city gas sound great...

10/10/2016 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why can't i read the comments on the new use of force policy

10/11/2016 02:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most people fell that if they watch the Law & Order Marathon they are suddenly experts on criminal apprehension, criminal
investigation, and criminal prosecution. Nothing could be further from the truth. In order to get the full learning experience
you should also spend some time watching the Adam 12, Police Story, Hill Street Blues, and NYPD Blue reruns. Also watch the six seasons of Barney Miller and you will be set to sit on any of the boards of either the parole system or the police oversight units that will be coming about in the near future. Good luck to all of the Police Officers & Detectives working the streets of
Chicago, help is coming from many new experts from the community. Haw bad could it be. Most of our policy making supervisors got their street training by watching the same programs.

10/11/2016 02:11:00 PM  

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