Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Hats Damnit, HATS!!!

  • A person was shot by a Chicago police officer outside a church in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, police said.

    Police officers were attempting to stop a vehicle with stolen plates in the 300-block of West 59th Street at about 10 a.m. on Sunday. That's when several suspects ran out of the car and officers chased them.

    One of the officers fired multiple shots and hit one of the suspects in the lower extremities and chest, seriously wounding that suspect. He was transported to a hospital in critical but stable condition.
When the street deputy showed up (over two hours later), everyone missed her because she was so short. Then she started harping on the hats. Then, just to make sure everyone knew who was in charge, she washed out every officer's mouth with soap as she is known to do. Then she had Gustie come in and twist arms, measure sideburns and check for hair touching collars.

The cops were all okay though, not that she ever asked.

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94 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back Dana as the street deputy, at least he cared about how the officer was!

10/25/2016 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A professional look is a big part of the job. Always look professional, but stay fetal.

10/25/2016 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So when does BLM protesters come to Chicago to protest and riot? Oh wait, they are waiting to get paid by George Soros for the last protest/riot gig they had here.

10/25/2016 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The morale on this job can not get any worse. Saturday at the Cubs game I am listening to an exempt and a Sgt who are both Black. Exempt asks the Sgt were you put in for LT. (Merit). The Sgt explains no his resume needs improvement, the Exempt tells him that fast Eddie or Wallers secretaries could fix that by creating BS to add to his resume. It has always been done in the past if someone who needs to get made, they lie on that persons resume and merit package to make him look like a star. So then if someone snoops around, the city is covered. One problem, would if the DOJ ask that same Sgt for a copy of his Resume, and the two do not match or if the DOJ pulls the secretary in and asks if she created BS Resumes for certain people, I bet she gives up her boss. This would be one hell of a story if true, but I would like to see some of these exempts dolls squirm behind their computers..

10/25/2016 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Priorities SCC, Priorities!

Hat Lives Matter!

10/25/2016 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make America Great Again hats for everybody!

I like the departments thinking!

10/25/2016 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can always measure thier incompetence by thier pettiness
Oh well, gold braid, golden parachute and none of them go splat

10/25/2016 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least she was smart enough to nitpick something she actually knows about, and not something important like crime scene investigations.

10/25/2016 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, just wanted to drop a line letting people know that 20 officers will be FIRED for having their cameras pointed at the sky while working. This was apparently "random" but it was considered a pattern and a case was made against them. They were from all over the city so it wasn't just one unit or district. Remember, they will use any means available to get you so please don't be the one who gives them the rope to hang you with!

10/25/2016 02:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hats were a priority sometime between the late 1800's 1920's. This was when police cars either didn't exist or were a luxury. Cops walked on the streets in foot patrols and besides the badges, helped citizens identify whom a certain police officer was by the badge number affixed to the front of the hat.

News Flash! Hats are obsolete and unnecessary!!! Kind of like beat tags, there is no point to them. Eliminate both archaic items. Make the crown caps gave no star on them. That way, if they get lost, no one gives a fuck. Not like it should matter anyway in this day and age. What? You mean if some gangbanger gets a hold of a police hat with a star, then that gives him carte le blanche to go anywhere in the city, commit crimes, and get away because of the magic police hat shield.

Please, I am looking forward from comments from stellar posters to give me any reason why we should still have crown caps that must have our police badges assigned to them. Outside of the usual old retarded stand by 'duh, it is a tradition,' you don't have any.

Just like how beat tags are unnecessary due to the squad numbers plastered along the sides of the car, gps, and in car cameras, so are hat badges obsolete due to citizrn cameras, name tags, gps, and the god damn body cameras we are all supposedly getting.

Jesus H. Christ the stupidity of this department is excruciatingly painful. Get with the fucking times already.

10/25/2016 02:32:00 AM  
Anonymous IN THE KNOW said...

I'm sorry SCC, but what the fuck is wrong with CPD??

Seriously - that profanity WAS NEEDED to emphasize the depth of the problem. (I will refrain for the remainder of my rant)

I hope I NEVER meet ANY of CPD's Command Staff at ANY civic or political function - ever.

I am afraid I will just go off on them for being silly, over-promoted, uneducated buffoons and wannabes.

Don't get me started............

CPD (and the CITY) needs to clean house of incompetent people running the show.

From an outsider's perspective (I do not work for the City), the buffoonery and F Troop-style leadership demonstrates you have no good leadership and that breeds even MORE poor leadership in the lower ranks.

Malcolm Forbes said, "He who has the wheel, sets the direction."

In the case of Chicago and the CPD, the person "at the wheel" is Captain "Wrongway" Peachfuzz.
http://bullwinkle.toonzone.net/peachfuzz.htm

10/25/2016 02:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the fuck is this stupid fucking midget troll?

10/25/2016 03:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have Gustie, we have Wheezie, we have Henny Penny, we imported Granny, we are truly blessed!!!!!

10/25/2016 04:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a Joke , UnFricken believeable Just like the Boy Scouts

10/25/2016 04:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The morale on this job can not get any worse. Saturday at the Cubs game I am listening to an exempt and a Sgt who are both Black. Exempt asks the Sgt were you put in for LT. (Merit). The Sgt explains no his resume needs improvement, the Exempt tells him that fast Eddie or Wallers secretaries could fix that by creating BS to add to his resume. It has always been done in the past if someone who needs to get made, they lie on that persons resume and merit package to make him look like a star. So then if someone snoops around, the city is covered. One problem, would if the DOJ ask that same Sgt for a copy of his Resume, and the two do not match or if the DOJ pulls the secretary in and asks if she created BS Resumes for certain people, I bet she gives up her boss. This would be one hell of a story if true, but I would like to see some of these exempts dolls squirm behind their computers..

10/25/2016 01:04:00 AM

Well, I'm sorry to say but I highly doubt the DOJ cares about CPDs corrupt "friends promoting friends merit process " The DOJ is more concerned about the lowly patrolmen getting a discount on a morning coffee. Don't expect them to say anything about the promotion process that's destroyed the morale, trust and integrity of the CPD.

10/25/2016 05:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police officers were attempting to stop a vehicle .....................Why?

10/25/2016 06:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"... The Sgt explains no his resume needs improvement,.."---why have someone lie---just assign the person to a resume building spot---but make sure there are already Sgts in place doing all the work- and the resume builder need only show up--hell they don't even have to learn the job- the people getting the work done will continue to do so long after the resume builder leaves

10/25/2016 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's better to look good than to feel good my dahlings!

10/25/2016 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pena fit a demographic that the Mayor holds so dear to his heart. No one really wonders why. He loves the alternative lifestyle group, and they also happen to be a voting block the Democratic organization covets, so up the ladder they go regardless of their abilities. The New York clown advanced them and we are stuck with them. Just for fun, name a female exempt mad by the clown that wasn't alternative or a minority.

That being said, any copper that votes for any Democrat in this or any election is voting against their own needs. Look at this City and State. Both are a mess after decades of Democratic abuse. Look at your healthcare, such as it is. It is and will be a crushing expense for you from now on. We are middle class and we are footing the bill the Democrats nonsense. Vote them out. Vote them all out.

I am not a Republican. I am and always will be an Independent. I will vote for the candidate that I believe has the Country's and my best interests at heart. I don't look at party, I look at content. The Democratic party has been hijacked by Socialists and nut jobs with an agenda that will kill this Country. They are not the Democrats of the 60's.

These current Democrats have to be put in check this election or we are in for a rough, maybe fatal patch ahead. It is that important.

10/25/2016 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous I wear the real hat said...

We should be wearing the hats. I do. It looks professional and shows some respect for professionalism and tradition. It's not a hassle to wear them, and anyone with some common sense knows when it's necessary. Bailing out in a foot chase or wrestling with a goof, no one cares, but standing around like at crime scenes, or on a simple jobs like a burglar alarms, domestics, bar incidents or other mundane stuff, it's really a none issue. Just wear it. Beside that, when you look professional, less people tend to get mouthy with you and it creates less stress. And, your less likely to have to lock them up and get involved with all that.

10/25/2016 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't gang teams have cameras?

10/25/2016 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quite the dysfunctional department it has become....

10/25/2016 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This department is so messed up. I hate to say it but a big reason why is the over promoted minorities on this department. That's just one reason. We are so set back by McCarthy and his management decisions is another reason. It's actually just embarrassing at this point. Way too many people promoted beyond their capabilities.

10/25/2016 07:39:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

I have a nice Trump I could wear.

10/25/2016 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is this Gustie everyone is commenting on? Where did she come from all of a sudden?

10/25/2016 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, just wanted to drop a line letting people know that 20 officers will be FIRED for having their cameras pointed at the sky while working. This was apparently "random" but it was considered a pattern and a case was made against them. They were from all over the city so it wasn't just one unit or district. Remember, they will use any means available to get you so please don't be the one who gives them the rope to hang you with!


Bullshit

10/25/2016 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totally 100% not true. Deputy was professional and showed concern for all officers involved. From someone that was there the whole time.

10/25/2016 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember when everyone knew who the 1st deputy was? Who is the 1st deputy?? Nobody even knows

10/25/2016 08:16:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

Hats are important. Hats make 'the community' respect the police more when the officers are wearing their approved uniform hat.

Or something.
(rotfl)

10/25/2016 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT...

https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=231568

BUSTED: Hillary And Chicago Trump Event Rioter

So what do we have here? It appears that the woman from Okeefe's video who states on camera that she was one of the people who shut down Trump's Chicago rally was directly paid by the Hillary Clinton campaign.

FEC records are a bitch, Hillary -- there's a payroll and phone record in there that appears to be for this same woman and her name is unique enough that I'm willing to bet there's only one of her.

This appears to be clear federal documentary evidence that Hillary Clinton's campaign paid "protesters" less than two weeks before they engaged in a violent demonstration that not only obstructed Trump's rally it resulted in both property damage and personal injury to police officers.

How is this not flatly illegal folks?


BUT WAIT! THERE"S MORE...
https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/5809hx/i_found_proof_that_the_hillary_campaign_had_the/?st=iuew20o4&sh=99408c51

10/25/2016 10:20:00 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

Why in the hell do you even live there anymore?

10/25/2016 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but I've given up on this job. I lost all motivation they made me a 1st and 16th kind of police. ALL my focus and energy are going to my kids no more missing events and not being there for them because of this job. Fend for yourselves assholes.

10/25/2016 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 hrs later? Wtf

10/25/2016 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

snowflakes and hair gels get over it
in the 70-80's the sergeant did his job and wrote you up for not wearing your cap ,
tie , long sideburns , mustache below the lip
no police officer wore hoodies , unauthorized caps or shoes
learn the rules , you ain't dealing with mommy and daddy
find another job if following rules is to hard for you

10/25/2016 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Just once, Just once.
Being retired, I would just love to witness one of these exempt morons act out on the police in my presence.
I'm not hamstrung by these assholes anymore and would piss my pants to turn the tables on them.
In front of all those PO's who have to listen and take the shit dribbling out of these hack's mouth.
THAT would do well for the real police's morale and their amusement.

That being said, smile, be respectful and pay NO FUCKING ATTENTION to these PIMPS!!!!!!!!!

10/25/2016 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another thing is that inspectors will be coming down hard on people in court. You better have your name tag on when you cross that threshold cause they're gonna write you up. Inspectors claim that they have to do it because judges are complaining...

10/25/2016 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I said it before, I'll say it again, this department sucks. Our leadership is festering in the toilet.

10/25/2016 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the new CPD. And it will get much much worse. If you are already on the job hunker down and get your time in and hopefully retire. Chicago is toast. Do only the absolute required work. If you try to do the real job you will be out of a job and maybe go to prison. Back in the day we looked down on cops who only did the minimum. Now you would be a fool not to.

10/25/2016 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD retiree's, here's an excerpt from the latest City Ordinance designed to restrict your rights and your effectiveness as a retired P/O - and by the way, thank you for your service - glad you bought a carbine, aren't you?

Special Order S04-26-11

3. Section 8-20-075(c)(2) provides that any person who is a qualified retired law enforcement officer, as that term is defined in 18 U.S.C. § 926C, and who lawfully possessed a duty-related assault weapon at the time of separation from active duty in law enforcement, shall legally dispose of, or remove from the City, the assault weapon within 60 days of such separation.

Hey Rahm... From my cold dead fingers.

FUCK YOU RAHM...Ever here of "GHOST AR's" easy to build and full auto too, you fucking moron and allegedly many law abiding citizens already have an arsenal of these babies waiting for the day of reckoning, war is coming....GOD BLESS...

10/25/2016 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

SCC, just wanted to drop a line letting people know that 20 officers will be FIRED for having their cameras pointed at the sky while working. This was apparently "random" but it was considered a pattern and a case was made against them. They were from all over the city so it wasn't just one unit or district. Remember, they will use any means available to get you so please don't be the one who gives them the rope to hang you with!

10/25/2016 02:28:00 AM

Officers do not like cameras. Well surprise surprise fuckers. They are part of your job and if you really detest them that much then find another line of work. If you think you are going to outsmart this department by playing games with cameras then you are dumber than a box of rocks. Do your job and activate your cameras. That is what this department wants. So give them what they want.

10/25/2016 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KOn a positive note, 015 grabbed 3 last night for agg veh hijacking up north. Nice work tac and PH 2.

10/25/2016 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
SCC, just wanted to drop a line letting people know that 20 officers will be FIRED for having their cameras pointed at the sky while working. This was apparently "random" but it was considered a pattern and a case was made against them. They were from all over the city so it wasn't just one unit or district. Remember, they will use any means available to get you so please don't be the one who gives them the rope to hang you with!
10/25/2016 02:28:00 AM

Oh, they're going to enjoy getting back pay and punitive damages from the city after the city fires them for that.
New technology, unfamiliar equipment, tons of other gear on the uniform, no way to verify what the lens is 'seeing'.
Yeah, the Department is that stupid, to fire them and cost the city millions in settlements. Total idiocy.

10/25/2016 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic - when do we get paid for working the Marathon ??

10/25/2016 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Left-wing students at the University of California, Berkeley are protesting again. This time, however, these students are calling for “safe spaces” for transgendered people, as well as “spaces of color” at the University (which they already have).

The protesters are also harassing white students trying to study, barring their path across a key bridge while allowing students of color safe passage.

The protest, which began last Friday, blocked Berkeley’s Sather Gate, disrupted studying students in the Student Union, and blocked traffic at the intersection of Telegraph and Bancroft in front of campus.

10/25/2016 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is there a PO in intelligence donating money to Robert Creamer? Undercover video shows Creamer telling protesters "draw to them punch" referring to the police at the Trump rally held here in chicago. Now we know how you got your spot.

10/25/2016 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A deputy chief worried about hats. How about Officers who risk their lives everyday who have the courage to work the streets and actually respond to an Officer calling for help who incidentally could have lost his life? Talk about stress for those Officers and their families. You think their well being and assurance that they are doing the right things addressing all those violent crimes in that district would be foremost on the mind of a responding deputy chief. Let us instead focus on hats, you deputy asshat.

Optics is more important to merit ruling political party approved gold stars that have chosen appearance over comforting traumatized Officers who actually practice and proactively produce police type work keeping this entitlement plagued community safe. Especially in America’s third largest city which has a comparable murder rate to backward uncivilized third world dictatorships. A hat, not common sense solutions addressing the murder problem is the diversion played by those who call the shots.

You would think the deputy would formulate an actual strategy to address all that out of control violent crime across the city. You would think the deputy would sideline the silly uniform discrepancies while on the scene of a possible life threatening, life altering event for those under the deputy’s command. Thank GOD our Officers, our courageous Heroes, will go home to hug their loved ones.

May this deputy continue to publically display further acts which illustrate this overpaid nincompoop is over her head reinforcing this stereotype for most of our beyond their level of competence command staff.

10/25/2016 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3600 people shot and 622 dead, and this chick is worried about hats. Sounds about right. If everyone is wearing their hat then all these shootings will stop. Gotta love the lack of leadership here in cpd

10/25/2016 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous IN THE KNOW said...
I'm sorry SCC, but what the fuck is wrong with CPD??

Seriously - that profanity WAS NEEDED to emphasize the depth of the problem. (I will refrain for the remainder of my rant)

I hope I NEVER meet ANY of CPD's Command Staff at ANY civic or political function - ever.

I am afraid I will just go off on them for being silly, over-promoted, uneducated buffoons and wannabes.

Don't get me started............

CPD (and the CITY) needs to clean house of incompetent people running the show.

From an outsider's perspective (I do not work for the City), the buffoonery and F Troop-style leadership demonstrates you have no good leadership and that breeds even MORE poor leadership in the lower ranks.

Malcolm Forbes said, "He who has the wheel, sets the direction."

In the case of Chicago and the CPD, the person "at the wheel" is Captain "Wrongway" Peachfuzz.
http://bullwinkle.toonzone.net/peachfuzz.htm


10/25/2016 02:51:00 AM

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But the sad part is that the good Sgt's and Lt's that REALLY could/and were making a difference are all retiring...mostly because they (1) can ...and (2) don't want to be associated with any of this nonsense.

10/25/2016 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the poster @ 02:28:00 AM who stated that 20 officers will get fired for pointing their body cameras at the sky, just how many hard charging insiders are reviewing these video clips? The public would be served if these 9 to 5 sworn members with guns were on the street actually thwarting crime reducing the murder rate to a more politically accepted palatable level.

It is rumored that almost all of these villains are from administrative staffs, exempt's chauffeurs, mayoral protective security D-3 get paid specialists,35th Street mice, CAPS personnel, those at or above the rank of lieutenant and specialized units- not officers in patrol. Just risk your life and your freedom because your department has your back and it is all recorded on video and audio for inspection and further prosecutorial/disciplinary actions on so many levels.

Must be nice to sit on your ass in a comfort controlled workspace, break out with the buttered lightly salted theater popcorn, laugh at the chumps recording their demise with fellow sworn co-workers, enjoy the legislated required show, then demonstrate your blind loyalty by identifying problem officers who put their lives on the line on a daily basis risking getting stabbed, shot, bitten, physically assaulted, publically humiliated or forever memorialized deviating from rigid unrealistic orders which were written in an office cubicle by the never to wear a body cam chosen hiding out at H.Q.

10/25/2016 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We have Gustie, we have Wheezie, we have Henny Penny, we imported Granny, we are truly blessed!!!!!"

3 Shining examples of why this Dept is a walking Joke. Sadly they are the rule ,not the exception.

10/25/2016 02:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DOJ can you please do something about the criminal cheaters from the Lt's test it seems like Ferguson forgot his duty to. God help us!

10/25/2016 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good news finally! According to Hey Jackass, we are down to 1 person shot exactly every 2 hours! 1 dead in under every 12 hours! Go Chicago!

10/25/2016 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Priorities, priorities.
That bitch has lost her mind..... not that she ever had much of one.
To say that this has become a Mickey Mouse department would be a huge insult to Mickey.

10/25/2016 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
snowflakes and hair gels get over it
in the 70-80's the sergeant did his job and wrote you up for not wearing your cap ,
tie , long sideburns , mustache below the lip
no police officer wore hoodies , unauthorized caps or shoes
learn the rules , you ain't dealing with mommy and daddy
find another job if following rules is to hard for you

10/25/2016 10:49:00 AM

that would be a goal, if....the rest of the CPD, and Chicago government, and Illinois politicians didn't set the gold standard for corruption....wear you hat!......while the rest of the organization goes to hell....one of the favorite hat stories.....some (many) years ago, a dope deal in a swamp next to some railroad lines goes bad (way out south in the city)....a train parked out there, the engineers see what appears to be a shootout between buyers and sellers (mind you, this is about 2-4 am); police are called, and respond....some of the bad guys are shot, police are wading in knee deep (at least) swamp looking for.....shooters, victims, etc....the Lt. on duty comes out and berates officers for not wearing.....Their Hats!....in a swamp in the middle of the night.....who promotes these incompetent fools, and, who stands behind them when they show their incompetence?...whatever happened to intelligence, competence, professionalism, and independence from political interference?....Chicago is truly down the tubes

10/25/2016 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
SCC, just wanted to drop a line letting people know that 20 officers will be FIRED for having their cameras pointed at the sky while working. This was apparently "random" but it was considered a pattern and a case was made against them. They were from all over the city so it wasn't just one unit or district. Remember, they will use any means available to get you so please don't be the one who gives them the rope to hang you with!
10/25/2016 02:28:00 AM

Oh, they're going to enjoy getting back pay and punitive damages from the city after the city fires them for that.
New technology, unfamiliar equipment, tons of other gear on the uniform, no way to verify what the lens is 'seeing'.
Yeah, the Department is that stupid, to fire them and cost the city millions in settlements. Total idiocy.

10/25/2016 12:51:00 PM
________________________

You are not too bright are you? Oh, sure they will be offered promotions to sweep everything under the rug.

10/25/2016 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
3600 people shot and 622 dead, and this chick is worried about hats. Sounds about right. If everyone is wearing their hat then all these shootings will stop. Gotta love the lack of leadership here in cpd

10/25/2016 01:38:00 PM
I agree with part of this. There is a time and a place for everything. Good, clean and well maintained uniforms are part of the job and when the time is right should be held to standard. But, on the scene of a shooting incident when all is confusion then that just is not the right time. These complaints about inspectors and exempts standing by while chaos is going on are nothing new. I go back a long way ( 1968) and the same thing has been happening throughout the decades. The entire promotion system needs to be revamped, but it never will because the political class will never relinquish power and control. Sometimes competent people do get promoted on their own or through clout and many times it is the reverse. There are no guarantees.

10/25/2016 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way, why are there on-man cars working nights, or any time when these exempts require drivers? No command person should get a driver while there is any one person cars on the streets.

10/25/2016 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After 21 years in the military, three deployments, and a roadside bomb blast that left him bleeding and unconscious, Christopher Van Meter got a letter from the Pentagon saying he improperly received enlistment bonuses and now owed the government $46,000.

“I was having to choose between buying diapers and food for my children and paying this debt,” said Mr. Van Meter, 42, a former Army captain who now teaches high school near Modesto, Calif. “I spent years of my life deployed, missed out on birthdays and deaths in the family, got blown up. It’s hard to hear after that that they say I haven’t fulfilled my contract.”

Mr. Van Meter is one of nearly 10,000 National Guard troops in California who have been ordered to repay re-enlistment bonuses and other incentives doled out during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan after an audit in 2011 uncovered widespread fraud, mismanagement and overpayment by the Guard in the state.

a big f-ckyou to bo ashton carter and nancy polosi
god bless our troops and cpd

10/25/2016 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New nickname, The Mad Hatter.

10/25/2016 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marathon pay 22 Nov or Dec 1 per special events weren't really sure

10/25/2016 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know if anyone noticed but the downtown and lakefront is swarming with Rats. Not Hats. Working VRI and rats were everywhere and folks we're watching the cellphones as 8-10in long rats scurried. Think one had a gold star.

10/25/2016 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And yet another round of incompetence of house mice, lietenants, cheaters, chosen ones and 3 year Wonder sergeants got the news today that they will join the rest of the mismanagement. Good thing these tests are legit and scoring well means your supposed to be qualified.

10/25/2016 07:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember a few years ago when I was dropping a number two. Big bird asked me why I did not have my hat on? I related to him that he needed to exit my stall.

10/25/2016 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT. Any chance of getting a post regarding the difference between and the views on the comparison of the city's BC/BS and the FOP Aetna healthcare insurance policies. Especially the ones involving the officers on Medicare
Would appreciate no stupid comments about go to the meetings because all you get there is salesmen selling a product
Is the FOP policy as good as it sounds and what's Aetna's rating and does the city have a network like the sgts and lts signed off the did not include the advocate group like Lutheran General on the north side and Christ on the south side. How's that working out

10/25/2016 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Calderon triple Merit. Some of these people have no pride. Three times merit and yet he always finds a unit to be in. Says 189; he has been hiding out at Headqtrs. Nothing will ever change in this Dept.

10/25/2016 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
snowflakes and hair gels get over it
in the 70-80's the sergeant did his job and wrote you up for not wearing your cap ,
tie , long sideburns , mustache below the lip
no police officer wore hoodies , unauthorized caps or shoes
learn the rules , you ain't dealing with mommy and daddy
find another job if following rules is to hard for you

10/25/2016 10:49:00 AM


Really? Well this "hair gel" just googled some images of CPD officers from the 70' and 80's and they all have sideburns and porn stashes below the lip not to mention the tie hanging from their neck like they just woke up from a. Igbo of drinking in their uniform all night.
So go try to impress someone else with all ur "experience "
Fuck off you idiot it's not our fault the job is drastically changing. But I assume you probably knew it all straight out of the academy back in the day

Fucken idiot

10/25/2016 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A deputy chief worried about hats. How about Officers who risk their lives everyday who have the courage to work the streets and actually respond to an Officer calling for help who incidentally could have lost his life? Talk about stress for those Officers and their families. You think their well being and assurance that they are doing the right things addressing all those violent crimes in that district would be foremost on the mind of a responding deputy chief. Let us instead focus on hats, you deputy asshat....

The real police wore them for 90+years before and still caught the bad guys.

10/25/2016 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry I didn't clarify but it was the in car cameras that were pointed at the sky, not the body cameras. If the watch before and after you had them pointed in the right direction then obviously there is no malfunction and if there was we all know that we are supposed to have a sergeant get a ticket for them right? Let's act like adults and do what we are supposed to do.

10/25/2016 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't gang teams have cameras?

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It would cut down on their one baggers

10/25/2016 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Total shot:3578
Homicides:622

Cpd hats is what really matters.

10/25/2016 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, they're going to enjoy getting back pay and punitive damages from the city after the city fires them for that.
New technology, unfamiliar equipment, tons of other gear on the uniform, no way to verify what the lens is 'seeing'.
Yeah, the Department is that stupid, to fire them and cost the city millions in settlements. Total idiocy.

10/25/2016 12:51:00 PM
________________________

You are not too bright are you? Oh, sure they will be offered promotions to sweep everything under the rug.
10/25/2016 04:10:00 PM

Yeah, I'm fairly bright. Not sure where you got 'promotions' out of my response, though.
If the city is so stupid to separate them for the camera lens not being pointed perfectly, the city is going to lose the lawsuits they are sure to file. But, we'll see who's right in about a year, sunshine.

10/25/2016 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous 29 and a day said...


"We have Gustie, we have Wheezie, we have Henny Penny, we imported Granny, we are truly blessed!!!!!"

3 Shining examples of why this Dept is a walking Joke. Sadly they are the rule ,not the exception.

10/25/2016 02:55:00 PM

four examples not three

10/25/2016 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One Sgt who was made Merit again was on the medical for almost a year, comes back to narcotics and cries cause things have changed, leaves narcotics to work at CPIC and they make him Lt. Grant it he is a minority but WTF. Dick, Sgt now Lt all merit. How long to you find your way back to a unit.

10/25/2016 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Was informed that the Department on 7 Sept 2016 issued S04-26-11. This order stated that the City ordinance that allowed active duty members to acquire and carry carbines (assault weapons) no longer applies to retired members.

The ordinance Section 8-20-075(b) states that if you acquired one of these weapons for duty use you have 60 days to dispose of the weapon or move it out of the city. If you are found with one in your vehicle your vehicle will be impounded.

You are no longer exempt from the ordinance barring possession of these weapons. You are no longer trusted to own it

So all you hard-charging eager-beavers that want to get carbine qualified, think about this:

The City will show you no consideration or appreciation for extending yourself to get trained and buy and maintain this weapon.

The carbines are on the way out. I am retired, but under stand that carbine classes are very rare. I doubt that they will ever occur again. There will be more restrictions on their deployment (assault weapons don't fit well with "de-escalation" and "Sanctity of (offenders) life". Bet that the next batch of vehicles will not have the racks installed.

10/25/2016 11:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew a good street cop in Des Moines. Eight years on. Catches a robber coming out of a store, wrestles with him, tackles him and gets him cuffed. The chief drove by and saw this. Instead of stopping to help the chief drove past. The next day the officer was in the chief's office and instead of being praised he was grilled about why he wasn't wearing his hat.

Also met a small town chief from the boonies who said that at a chief's meeting a large city superintendent asked him what he did about hats. The chief said his officers had Stetsons. The superintendent then said he meant were the officers required to wear them. The chief replied that he was more worried about what was under the hat than whether it was being worn. Touche.

10/26/2016 01:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uniform regulation is important. It promotes responsibility and discipline BUT there's a time and place for enforcement/inspection...... Not on an active crime scene.....

10/26/2016 03:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Oh, they're going to enjoy getting back pay and punitive damages from the city after the city fires them for that.
New technology, unfamiliar equipment, tons of other gear on the uniform, no way to verify what the lens is 'seeing'.
Yeah, the Department is that stupid, to fire them and cost the city millions in settlements. Total idiocy.

10/25/2016 12:51:00 PM
________________________

You are not too bright are you? Oh, sure they will be offered promotions to sweep everything under the rug.
10/25/2016 04:10:00 PM

Yeah, I'm fairly bright. Not sure where you got 'promotions' out of my response, though.
If the city is so stupid to separate them for the camera lens not being pointed perfectly, the city is going to lose the lawsuits they are sure to file. But, we'll see who's right in about a year, sunshine.

10/25/2016 10:22:00 PM

_________

The promotions was a sarcastic remark to your mindless rant about hitting the jackpot with backpay. If you didn't catch the sarcasm, then you just proved my point; you are not too bright.

10/26/2016 04:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
One Sgt who was made Merit again was on the medical for almost a year, comes back to narcotics and cries cause things have changed, leaves narcotics to work at CPIC and they make him Lt. Grant it he is a minority but WTF. Dick, Sgt now Lt all merit. How long to you find your way back to a unit.

10/25/2016 11:45:00 PM
I have seen similar situations over the course of the years that merit has been in. When I worked in 007, two guys came back from a long leave of absence. Both were placed in plain clothes " special detail" on days. Both made merit sergeant the next time around. I had no idea what they did in 007 as they did not report to the watch commander and were not on any sergeant's log. I know, I was the watch commander.

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

Yeah, I'm fairly bright. Not sure where you got 'promotions' out of my response, though.
If the city is so stupid to separate them for the camera lens not being pointed perfectly, the city is going to lose the lawsuits they are sure to file. But, we'll see who's right in about a year, sunshine.

10/25/2016 10:22:00 PM
The city can and has fired people for very bad reasons. Once you are separated, you are no longer a member of the bargaining unit and cannot file a grievance. You must file suit in circuit court and that is a very hard venue to win an employment suit in. It seems the judges give the edge to the employer. Just hope the police board has more sense, but the resulting suspension can be very long.

10/26/2016 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Uniform regulation is important. It promotes responsibility and discipline BUT there's a time and place for enforcement/inspection...... Not on an active crime scene.....

10/26/2016 03:10:00 AM

THANK YOU!

This is somebody who actually gets it...

Who can forget Big Bird doing a "check-off"
inspection in 011 of the 1st watch after a
particularly BUSY night?

It takes a particular kind of asshole to
make such an effort to lag working Policemen for
"Uniform Infractions" AFTER a tour of duty.

EVERYBODY standing in formation
is in violation, you cowardly, ignorant dolt!

The whisper was that the 2nd watch w/c
requested said inspection...

Some more of that good ol'
"You guys think you're too good
to be fucked with, eh?"

10/26/2016 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/25/2016 02:28:00 AM
Nice try fool, they can discipline anyone for anything, but they know it would cost millions in court fees if they fired anyone for this.

10/26/2016 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The real police wore them for 90+years before and still caught the bad guys."

10/25/2016 08:52:00 PM

You CPD guys crack me up with this "real police" nonsense. I never heard this term anywhere else during 30 years of being the police. What the hell does it mean anyway? Only CPD are police? All the other departments in the country are pretending to be police? Every other department is made up of wannabe Chicago coppers? Haaahahahaaha. I wouldn't want to be a member of CPD these days. Too many asshats running the show. I do, however, tip my hat to the blue tornado, the guys and gals who don't believe this bullshit and go to work every day and do their best. Rant off.

10/26/2016 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wear the real hat said...
We should be wearing the hats. I do. It looks professional and shows some respect for professionalism and tradition. It's not a hassle to wear them, and anyone with some common sense knows when it's necessary. Bailing out in a foot chase or wrestling with a goof, no one cares, but standing around like at crime scenes, or on a simple jobs like a burglar alarms, domestics, bar incidents or other mundane stuff, it's really a none issue. Just wear it. Beside that, when you look professional, less people tend to get mouthy with you and it creates less stress. And, your less likely to have to lock them up and get involved with all that.

10/25/2016 07:17:00 AM

signed, a total moron

10/26/2016 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ou CPD guys crack me up with this "real police" nonsense. I never heard this term anywhere else during 30 years of being the police. What the hell does it mean anyway? Only CPD are police? All the other departments in the country are pretending to be police? Every other department is made up of wannabe Chicago coppers? Haaahahahaaha. I wouldn't want to be a member of CPD these days. Too many asshats running the show. I do, however, tip my hat to the blue tornado, the guys and gals who don't believe this bullshit and go to work every day and do their best. Rant off.

10/26/2016 01:54:00 PM

I don't agree with the " real police" comment at all, but I don't believe the person was referring to anyone outside of CPD. After I left CPD, I was under contract to Homeland Security and worked with police departments all over the midwest. I found hard working and professional cops in large and small departments. On the reverse, I found the opposite in every department. It seems every department has its own culture and traditions and that does not make them good or bad, just different. But,one thing remains the same, a cop is a cop is a cop no matter where he/she serves. We can all learn from each other and should present a united front against the cop haters.

10/26/2016 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


You CPD guys crack me up with this "real police" nonsense. I never heard this term anywhere else during 30 years of being the police. What the hell does it mean anyway? Only CPD are police? All the other departments in the country are pretending to be police? Every other department is made up of wannabe Chicago coppers? Haaahahahaaha. I wouldn't want to be a member of CPD these days. Too many asshats running the show. I do, however, tip my hat to the blue tornado, the guys and gals who don't believe this bullshit and go to work every day and do their best. Rant off.

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Yeah... "The real police" is and old school term adopted by and used by many CPD cops who work the hood. It may sound a little arrogant and silly but it's a term we use only within our dept to denote a good smart non lazy working police officer. It's not intended to compare our dept with everybody else. That being said we do work in some pretty inhospitable environments. But you wouldnt understand that unless you were to strap on a vest and patrol our violent west and south sides. Where the radio is non stop with shots fired and persons shot calls and a plethora of violent conflict and narcotics calls relentlessly banging on your ears. To the tune of 3600 people shot and 560 people killed. The shit/ trauma that you are exposed to is much more than you would most likely ever experience anywhere else as a police officer. Add the fact that we work with a lot of outdated equipment, don't have a bevy of helicopters helping us, endure a ruthless political system against us which breeds inept leadership. Toxic work environment. And we're expected to somehow manage all that and still do our jobs and be ok with our health.
Excuse us if we're a little salty and cynical but I think we're allowed to. Especially on this blog which seems to be the only resource to voice an opinion.

10/26/2016 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Yeah, I'm fairly bright. Not sure where you got 'promotions' out of my response, though.
If the city is so stupid to separate them for the camera lens not being pointed perfectly, the city is going to lose the lawsuits they are sure to file. But, we'll see who's right in about a year, sunshine.

10/25/2016 10:22:00 PM
The city can and has fired people for very bad reasons. Once you are separated, you are no longer a member of the bargaining unit and cannot file a grievance. You must file suit in circuit court and that is a very hard venue to win an employment suit in. It seems the judges give the edge to the employer. Just hope the police board has more sense, but the resulting suspension can be very long.

10/26/2016 10:14:00 AM

_______________________

Special Order SO3-05 states on the first page that officers are subject to discipline, "up to and including termination," for not properly using the camera.

On a separate page, the order states that officers will ensure that the cameras are properly positioned to to record transports and traffic stops.

Additionally, I am sure that the department has records relating to which officers received training on the camera equipment.

This is more than firing someone for "just anything."

You guys are not too bright.

Yea! Suck on that!

A Future Sergeant who Studied (It looks like I am the Bright One! In your face...!)

10/26/2016 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I had no idea what they did in 007 as they did not report to the watch commander and were not on any sergeant's log. I know, I was the watch commander.

10/26/2016 10:08:00 AM"

They were the Alderthieves Bagmen, hence their speedy promotion.

10/26/2016 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She was the worst boss I ever worked under. I say under, because she always made sure you knew she was in charge. I don't even have a close second to her. By far THE WORST! Yet, she keeps getting promoted. That's good for morale!

10/27/2016 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dumbass! Yeah, the hat will protect you from the animals.


We should be wearing the hats. I do. It looks professional and shows some respect for professionalism and tradition. It's not a hassle to wear them, and anyone with some common sense knows when it's necessary. Bailing out in a foot chase or wrestling with a goof, no one cares, but standing around like at crime scenes, or on a simple jobs like a burglar alarms, domestics, bar incidents or other mundane stuff, it's really a none issue. Just wear it. Beside that, when you look professional, less people tend to get mouthy with you and it creates less stress. And, your less likely to have to lock them up and get involved with all that

10/27/2016 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pathetic, glad to retire soon .

10/27/2016 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only short people and the bald headed like wearing the crown cap

10/27/2016 04:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goofy insp caldbeck said wear your hat it's the crown of authority, what. A goof, lumpee hero.

10/27/2016 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The morale on this job can not get any worse. Saturday at the Cubs game I am listening to an exempt and a Sgt who are both Black. Exempt asks the Sgt were you put in for LT. (Merit). The Sgt explains no his resume needs improvement, the Exempt tells him that fast Eddie or Wallers secretaries could fix that by creating BS to add to his resume. It has always been done in the past if someone who needs to get made, they lie on that persons resume and merit package to make him look like a star. So then if someone snoops around, the city is covered. One problem, would if the DOJ ask that same Sgt for a copy of his Resume, and the two do not match or if the DOJ pulls the secretary in and asks if she created BS Resumes for certain people, I bet she gives up her boss. This would be one hell of a story if true, but I would like to see some of these exempts dolls squirm behind their computers..

I understand that a similar conversation took place years ago...between Weis and his driver, who was eventually promoted to sergeant. So what's your point?

10/28/2016 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


You CPD guys crack me up with this "real police" nonsense. I never heard this term anywhere else during 30 years of being the police. What the hell does it mean anyway? Only CPD are police? All the other departments in the country are pretending to be police? Every other department is made up of wannabe Chicago coppers? Haaahahahaaha. I wouldn't want to be a member of CPD these days. Too many asshats running the show. I do, however, tip my hat to the blue tornado, the guys and gals who don't believe this bullshit and go to work every day and do their best. Rant off.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Yeah... "The real police" is and old school term adopted by and used by many CPD cops who work the hood. It may sound a little arrogant and silly but it's a term we use only within our dept to denote a good smart non lazy working police officer. It's not intended to compare our dept with everybody else. That being said we do work in some pretty inhospitable environments. But you wouldnt understand that unless you were to strap on a vest and patrol our violent west and south sides. Where the radio is non stop with shots fired and persons shot calls and a plethora of violent conflict and narcotics calls relentlessly banging on your ears. To the tune of 3600 people shot and 560 people killed. The shit/ trauma that you are exposed to is much more than you would most likely ever experience anywhere else as a police officer. Add the fact that we work with a lot of outdated equipment, don't have a bevy of helicopters helping us, endure a ruthless political system against us which breeds inept leadership. Toxic work environment. And we're expected to somehow manage all that and still do our jobs and be ok with our health.
Excuse us if we're a little salty and cynical but I think we're allowed to. Especially on this blog which seems to be the only resource to voice an opinion.

10/26/2016 09:32:00 PM

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Another disillusioned individual that thinks that Chicago police are the only officers that deal with the absolute worst of society.

Tell you what, "strap on" your vest and try policing Robbins, Harvey, Markham, or any of the other "suburban" cesspools. With one man cars.

You are free to leave Chicago any time, guy. Just like any of us who work in shitty suburbs are free to leave. None of us are conscripted or drafted you know. I enjoy being what you would call "the real police" but have enough sense not to do so in Chicago with its forced residency. I work in the hood and like it, and I like even more living in a beautiful suburb far from work where my taxes pay for my kids to go to great schools and there is very little chance of running into any of the scum I've arrested. Get some common sense and get over yourself.

Real police. Give me a break. You Chicago guys are your own worst enemy.

11/02/2016 04:16:00 PM  

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