Thursday, October 27, 2016

Marching Orders (UPDATE)

Supposedly, the World Series Order is rolling or has rolled out tonight. It's supposed to be huge and as bad an any rumor we've heard this week.

We'll get a copy from somewhere today and see what it all means. But canceling days off ALL weekend (when the Cubs can't win anything) and disrupting Halloween (when the Cubs aren't even playing and the kids have Trick-or-Treating plans), seems needlessly disruptive.

Instead of approaching this intelligently, the non-leadership seems determined to fuck-up as many plans as possible while spending, literally, millions of taxpayer dollars.

UPDATE: Just from reading the first sections, it isn't quite as bad as thought. Someone thought through the start times and went with 0800/2000 and 0900/2100. Canceling Friday though? A lot of coppers had plans, even tickets.

UPDATE: As you might suspect, posting for the duration of the World Series will be slightly off of our regular schedule. Same with comment moderation. But again, you might not notice seeing as how your reading should be off slightly - unless you're retired or just someone wandering through. We'll do our best.

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145 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taking an 11a next year. Encourage anybody that can get it do same.

10/27/2016 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's 3rd watch going up north? Still no one knows? Supposed to be 12 hr days for 1st and 2nd watch. But no one knows anything about 3rd.

10/27/2016 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did we expect from a department being run by people who should have never even bees police officers let alone bosses?

10/27/2016 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Start planning for the Trump victory party's and riots you dumb asses.

10/27/2016 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask not what your city can do for you, but what you can do for your city.

10/27/2016 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

F'ing morons running this department. Your blue shirt lives don't matter.. wait until the last minute to spring this on the POs that have to find a baby sitter and alternate plans for picking up the kids from school. Let alone spouse that work in the private sector that have to adjust their schedule. Someone is getting promoted for this clusterfuck.

10/27/2016 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more. Our lives and plans mean absolutely nothing to them. Days where they can't even clinch cancelling everyone's day off and having the whole 3rd watch down there is just dumb and a total waste of money and manpower. And the start time of 12:30?? For a 7:08 game? That's pretty much just downtown fucking with us. Who thinks this stuff up?

10/27/2016 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big Al needs as many hands on deck as possible so he can screw things up even more colossally than he did Saturday night. It must be something with big bosses named Al (Alfred, Alfonsa). Stay safe, everyone.

10/27/2016 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love how midnights has to work Thursday night for Friday 12 hours when there isn't even a game. Brilliant Henny Penny.

10/27/2016 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They can fuck off.

I'd rather have time, but I'm gonna take the money just to hurt 'em more.

10/27/2016 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the point of wasting taxpayer money just to have us sitting on buses with nothing to do for a non-clinching game? I have RDO's with a personal day and planned my out of town trip for months. If they prefer to screw up my plans, I'll be glad to show them how I can stretch a Type A traffic crash report into a 3 hour job every day. I won't forgive, and I won't forget.

10/27/2016 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This department gets dumber and dumber. This is nothing but a complete overreaction. Once again this department shows it does not give a shit about us. I understand you have to be prepared. But to cancel days off on a NON clinching day is ridiculous. And no game scheduled Monday but days off are cancelled ? No wonder why this city is broke. And to the brass calling the shots ? You are a bunch of fucking morons. But we already knew that

10/27/2016 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does your mayor know about this? Someone text him and wake him up.

10/27/2016 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen, it's way too confusing to figure out which are the clinch games. Did you think CPD brass were mathematical geniuses? Learn to lower your excessively high expectations and let them spend as much as they want to compensate for this baffling situation we find ourselves in. it's not their money so who cares? besides, the federal reserve can easily print more.

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

Fried who is in academy told me Friday,Saturday and Sunday ALL PPO will be at Wrigley from 3:00 PM TO 3:00 AM EVERT DAY!!!!!!!

10/27/2016 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And, where exactly is this money coming from?? I thought the city was broke?

10/27/2016 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1st, the brass didn't realize how important clinching the penant would mean to cubs fans (unbelievable if you've spent anytime in this city). Then, they realized how sweet a target the world series would be to assorted terrorists. Hopefully they figure out this is Halloween weekend and a lot of people attending will try to show up in costume. And for goodness sakes, please have the red line bypass Addison as the vultures will be sweeping in

10/27/2016 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Preventing terrorist attacks is the real reason. Lots of people will be near Wrigley and it's a good target for ISIS. Better to have more police around to deter possible attacks. Only takes a few ISIS guys with Ak's to kill potentially hundreds. Our days off have always been subject to cancellation. Enjoy the money and quit whining.

10/27/2016 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard that everyone needs to be on duty Monday because Special Ed heard the Vikings are coming to Chicago.

10/27/2016 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bunch of incompetent morons running this department!!

10/27/2016 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya think this is bad, wait till Da Bears go to The Rose Bowl.

10/27/2016 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess the Chicago Police Leadership is as incompetent and corrupt as the FBI is?

10/27/2016 01:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Lil george said...

If you in DOG 63 (2nd) or 64 (1st), there's a chance of working 10 straight 12 hour days in a beat car. A crap district, 12 hours of answering domestics is bad. Now times that by 10. The city is setting itself up for increased CRs and, hopefully not, poor decisions, based on pure exhaustion. I know the city doesn't care cause the blue shirt is roadway for Rahm's bus, but still, life or death situations handled by an exhausted cop could lead to bad results. A human can only do so much but Eddie and Rahm don't care. Shows how out of touch Eddie is. Eddie hasn't been a cop in 15 years. So fellow PO's, please be careful. Enjoy your quick time at home. We have family at home and at work. We don't have family at city Hall or at HQ. Stay safe

10/27/2016 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So... anyone denied time??? Absolutely no time off ?? Really ?? What hours are we working? 12 hr days? Does anyone have an idea ???

10/27/2016 02:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard that they need the extra police on Monday to investigate a possible impending horrific crime, Jay Cutler playing QB?

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

I concur scc...why cancel days off when the Cubs can't win the world series Till Sunday. Just love our leadership.

10/27/2016 02:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al No-Goodie...

10/27/2016 02:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please take cash everyone. This will show the city how much money was just wasted.

10/27/2016 03:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ridiculous, unnecessary, unprecedented overkill.
They didn't do this crazy shit for the Sox and Hawks.

Wait until the public sees how much this is going to cost them...... all because CPD's inept "leadership" are taking the kill a mosquito with a sledgehammer approach.

10/27/2016 03:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why 12 hours on the days the Cubs don't play? How dumb is that? I know asking yourself why on this department will only drive you crazy, but why? We should of hired Carl Winslow as the Superintendent. At least he would of made us laugh a little...

10/27/2016 03:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what happens if you are DOG65 and you left work yesterday and headed out of town for your days off. So you'd be off today Thur and how would you know Friday days off are canceled? What if you missed Friday because it's your RDO?

10/27/2016 03:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Approaching this intellegently.....

Thanks SCC, I needed the laugh.

10/27/2016 03:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the FOP on this???? Why don't they a press confrence on this, embarass rahm, and let the world know how short staffed cpd truley is!!!

10/27/2016 04:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

_________________________

Finally, someone with brains settles the score.

10/27/2016 05:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ridiculous, unnecessary, unprecedented overkill.
They didn't do this crazy shit for the Sox and Hawks.

Wait until the public sees how much this is going to cost them...... all because CPD's inept "leadership" are taking the kill a mosquito with a sledgehammer approach.


Kinda like that State Farm commercial where Aaron Rodgers tries to kill the fly with the golf club?!?!!

"Did you get it?".

10/27/2016 05:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do they really expect the ghetto to rise up in ecstasy over a cubs victory? If they go on their usual rampage,it's for economic reasons, not sports fever. "gonna get me a new big screen."

10/27/2016 05:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Preventing terrorist attacks is the real reason. Lots of people will be near Wrigley and it's a good target for ISIS. Better to have more police around to deter possible attacks. Only takes a few ISIS guys with Ak's to kill potentially hundreds. Our days off have always been subject to cancellation. Enjoy the money and quit whining.
10/27/2016 01:25:00 AM


Amen. Not sticking up for the city but you know that duty availability you get? This is why you get it. This is the job we took and we know the possibilities of getting days off canceled.

10/27/2016 05:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
So what happens if you are DOG65 and you left work yesterday and headed out of town for your days off. So you'd be off today Thur and how would you know Friday days off are canceled? What if you missed Friday because it's your RDO?

Don't answer your phone!!!!!

10/27/2016 05:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So they are going to honor everyone's approved P days, but cancel everyone's RDO's. WTF. Should I have put in P days in for my two RDO's?? Madness.

10/27/2016 05:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monday has the potential to be canceled RDO because should one of the games over the weekend be postponed or suspended because of weather it has to be played on what was scheduled as a travel day for the teams. Tuesday and Wednesday are games 6 & 7 and while in Cleveland the Cubs would have the opportunity to clinch.

10/27/2016 05:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's revisit the Pennant win. Over 300K people in wrigleyville and there were only 6 arrests. Why with the overkill for the WS?

10/27/2016 05:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who are the dumbasses who are saying we have to work 12hr day on a day the cubs don't play? The order says October 28-30. Cubs play all of those days. Halloween is right back to normal. Bunch of cry babies.

10/27/2016 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should see the sheets for 1st watch in the district. I've never seen so many POs working. And for a cold Thursday night with an empty Wrigley Field due to NO BASEBALL GAME! The bosses are laughing cause there are no vehicles for all the POs. so many will sit inside all night. Dumb!

10/27/2016 05:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Saturday and Sunday that means 40.5 hours of OT in 3 days! That's a shit load of money going to be paid across the city! So much for cutting OT!? Haha Hahahaaaaaa

10/27/2016 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people or folks have forgotten that when they applied for and accepted this job t there were going to be times that would obviously disrupt your personal life, including family responsibilities. If YOU have been paying attention you should have been planning accordingly. Not waiting for the orders to be cut and then complain that you need off so your children can attend a Halloween party. If you can't handle your professional responsibilities then drop your star and I'D at the Watch Commanders desk and go put on your clown m@keup and stop crying. How's that treat you trick.

10/27/2016 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I still get an event number?

10/27/2016 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cannot comment on every police issue as a non police troll reader but before you all do the smack down on Ed, you may consider this.

It would not be surprising that any plans or manpower deployment does not necessarily originate within the command structure of the CPD. My thought is that it is a somewhat mutual decision that must include and be signed off by the brain trust in the Mayors Office.
Ed and his deputies share the command of the department with Rahm and his staff of idiots which of course is part of the problem.

I just hope every thing goes well with minimal property damage and no serious injuries to anyone including to the horses.

10/27/2016 06:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People are getting the day off. You just don't hear them telling anyone they work with.

Bosses are back dating slips and changing comp time into personal days on submitted time due slips.(only cute desk dollies and clouted need ask)

Why do you think they never automated attendance?

And the working Monday is just a special FUCK you from special ED who is already on the bubble for his stupidity and his cheating savant WeeZIE.

All the ass hats that work in predicting crime have no clue where to place officers if the Cubs win!

Downtown every corner
Archer AVE
cicero Ave
Any place in the Hood with a business
Whole foods in englewood???
City Hall
HQ

I also recommend everyone take the money in cash no comp time!

10/27/2016 06:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gramma wrote the order that's why. Rham's out of town liberal hire. The one who wears OUR uniform that never was the police here.

10/27/2016 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about this people who had their physical fitness test scheduled Friday or Monday?

10/27/2016 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From a retired LEO from a big city north of you who "wanders through" every day: Be safe out there!

10/27/2016 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Henny Penny would screw up a one car funeral . Who put her - one of Depts biggest idiots - in charge of large events ??? We are doomed .

10/27/2016 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

005th District 3rd Watch will be working 2000-0830 and 2100-0930. Yup, 3rd Watch, not 1st watch. FOP, you there?

10/27/2016 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's going to be no fucking ISIS attack a week before the election.

The jihadists know that would boost Trump, and they want Clinton.

10/27/2016 07:28:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

It's the usual overreaction. No one wants to be embarrassed.

10/27/2016 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we are being placed out there as a "deterrent to potential terrorism", then let me stand out there with my carbine. Because if I'm going into a gunfight against AK's with a 9 sillimeter popgun, then I will just be another casualty. Not a "deterrent". Thank you bosses.

10/27/2016 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ot -
That starring protestor Lamon Reccord has officially thrown his hat into the ring and announced (on facebook) that he is running for 7th Ward Aldermen in 2019.
A high school dropout that has been arrested several times.
He'll fit right in.

10/27/2016 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12000 strong check the money box.

Make em pay, they want to fuck us whenever they can.

10/27/2016 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Something much bigger may have the spineless leadership, soiling their panties and worried that they may be caught with their pants down around the ankles again. Be on the highest alert officers, you heard it here first....

10/27/2016 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hurt them by checking the money box? Hilarious. You guys have any idea how much money the Cubs in the playoffs/world series brings in? These are all bonus games past the regular season.

10/27/2016 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all so Swan Lake doesn't look bad in case something big happens...he couldn't give a bigger shit about the police.

--No Cop Here

10/27/2016 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You've been taking that duty availability pay for years and whined when the aldermen wanted to take it away. Suck it up and collect that ot. Before the contract watch commanders held you over on standby for straight comp time anytime they wanted with no notice.

10/27/2016 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Preventing terrorist attacks is the real reason. Lots of people will be near Wrigley and it's a good target for ISIS. Better to have more police around to deter possible attacks. Only takes a few ISIS guys with Ak's to kill potentially hundreds. Our days off have always been subject to cancellation. Enjoy the money and quit whining.

10/27/2016 01:25:00 AM
Great point, you wonder if the gold star club knows anything? But surely the way they do things the "Know nothing!"

10/27/2016 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly.. clinching the nlcs was a bigger game than this Friday and Saturday especially if the lose one. Can't clinch untill game 6 or 7 in Cleveland... canceling dog for fri n sat is so stupid

10/27/2016 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember ISIS....could happen people!

10/27/2016 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make sure you have your traffic safety vest!!! They really are hammering that one down. Goofy ass

10/27/2016 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Preventing terrorist attacks is the real reason. Lots of people will be near Wrigley and it's a good target for ISIS. Better to have more police around to deter possible attacks. Only takes a few ISIS guys with Ak's to kill potentially hundreds. Our days off have always been subject to cancellation. Enjoy the money and quit whining.

10/27/2016 01:25:00 AM
That I can agree with. Remember the little training we had, if something worse remember be careful of a secondary explosion, secondary shooter don't rush in, distance, observe, eyes all over, head on swivel. make sure you weapon is clean, unload and reload your clips (this is to help decompress springs should be done monthy), little oil, fresh ammo.

Observe everyone, body target look at people head to toe, as police we have an instinct to know when things don't seem correct use that instinct protect Blue. Make sure you carry an extra radio battery as we know the system is junk, don't rely on the pathetic gold star kids, rely on each other. Don't get hurt compling with a stupid insane order from a clouted boss, we have minds think-process-initiate response! Praying nothing happens make the money Christmas is coming!!

Make sure you vote and vote Trump he supports us, hillary supports black lies matter thugs!

10/27/2016 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is smoke and mirrors. Homicides are high again for October. They can get tons of resources on the street under the guise it's for the cubs, in reality it's for the ghetto. If you are stuck in the district on a non clinch game don't leave a fixed post in your car unless sssigned a job

10/27/2016 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Richard said...

"non-leadership" that says it all. No LEO here, just a person who cares about the people that put it on the line daily to protect us. Thank you all.
Why can't CPD elect their own leadership? I know this would take away the ability of several assholes higher up to leverage others, but hell, might the entire force work a bit more harmoniously? Just a thought.
G_d bless CPD!

10/27/2016 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone even thought that maybe, just maybe the department is taking this unprecedented move because there may be possible terrorists activity? Think about it, less than two weeks before the Presidential election ISIS or Al Queda may strike.

10/27/2016 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are all the Area North bosses not going to be working this weekend? Golf outing?

10/27/2016 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Major League Baseball is picking up the tab for all the security in Chicago and Cleveland. The check is already been written and it's a fat check with 7 zeros.

10/27/2016 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eric Carter and Henny Penny have proven to be terrible choices to run anything. Two more examples of promotions made to appease a voting block for the Mayor. The feds weren't even contacted. There was NO plan for clinching the pennant. NONE! That is incredible.

Georgas is being brought in to run the World Series. How embarrassing to the Superintendent and the crew that pushed him aside and then couldn't do the job. The egg is on their face now, not the brim of their hats.

Never in the history if this Department has a more inept team been assembled in the Exempt ranks. Two, three and more merit promotions are the norm in these ranks. Name an Exempt running things that has not had at least one merit bump. You cannot. They are incompetent and that is dangerous for the taxpayers.

This all falls to the Mayor. Rahm is poison to this city.

10/27/2016 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the desk people working 12 hours?

10/27/2016 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous the Virginian said...

One of the comments above sounds like it might be right with this being a terrorism concern going into the election. Chicago dems would want to be able to say (in retrospect) they did everything the could if anything happens.

Which leads me to conclude that there's a good chance the money is coming at least partly or largely from the DOJ or another part of the Feds.

10/27/2016 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So can someone explain why they would even think about cancelling Monday and making us work 12 hour days? Someone please explain that too us pee-on's.

10/27/2016 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some very bad merit sgt's were made especially from 189

10/27/2016 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


We all know they are these bosses are idiots, they're bosses, it's a prerequisite for the job. So hit the money box on the yellow and smile. DON'T DO A FUCKING THING WHILE U ARE OUT THERE AND GO HOME SAFE!!!!!! Hopefully the dogs will relocate to the north side and do what they do. Be a bystander and write a report afterwards. Then, when the Christmas money comes in, time for the blue flu attached to your rdo's. Use their fucked up system against them.
There are a thousand ways to skin a cat without using a blade!!
Retired

10/27/2016 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry isn't Eric Carter in charge?

10/27/2016 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha ha, on furlogh... looks like an 11B is going to be the best furlough pic since nato

10/27/2016 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP say anything?

10/27/2016 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cubs lose Friday nt. Best case scenario is they win on Tuesday in Cleveland.. Saturday, Sunday,Monday none of it means anything... what happens when the series goes back to Cleveland Tuesday and Wednesday. Can be no days off n 12hrs till then

10/27/2016 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And its not to hard to figure out the clinching games. Its either Sunday nt here in Chicago or Tuesday, Wednesday in Cleveland

10/27/2016 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hawks and Sox didn't and still don't have the fan base as the Cubs have always had. Cub Nation indeed

10/27/2016 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats dumb is making 3 watch come in at 12:30pm and be on standby for an 7pm game

10/27/2016 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 things from 35th street:
ALL overtime being paid for by Major League Baseball. They advanced a check to the city.
Second, DC EC of special functions told to sit this one out. The job is over his head. DC SG was asked to come back to special functions so the job would be done correctly. SG is the only guy who has the knowledge and experience to get the job done. Even Eddie knows he can't count on his Noble buddies. They are simply in over their heads. That is why 35th Street is so messed up right now. All the entitled friends of Eddie feel they don't have to do any work because they are "Friends with the Supe." This is the truth and a very sad reflection of the Department.

10/27/2016 11:38:00 AM  
Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...

People will bitch and moan. Once again cry about how poorly the city treats its police. Talk shit on how they're going to "get even" or get over on the city to make up for being fucked over. You'll show them, won'tcha?!?! You're gonna take the cash option to drive home the point of just how fiscally irresponsible this whole shindig really is.

Well guess what? Rahm doesn't give a fuck. The Bossholes don't give a fuck. And the citizens of this fair city don't give a fuck - especially Cubs fans. They're all in their own little fantasyland, living in the moment for something that has ZERO impact on 99.9999999% of their lives. And you will be there with them on what was supposed to be your days off, babysitting irresponsible fans that jumped aboard the Cubs Bandwagon and who might feel the urge to act like assholes as well as ne'er-do-wells that made the trek to Wrigleyville from the south and west sides for reasons other than jovial celebration.

And here's my prediction, and it has absolutely nothing to do with the World Series (because I couldn't care less who wins)...

You whiny little crybabies will still go out there and jump thru hoops, creating all kinds of activity/revenue generation as soon the El Tee says s/he is down _______________.

So put up or shut up. Not saying that what they do to us is in any way acceptable, but you're (at least in theory) supposed to be an adult when you're old enough to be the police. Deal with the last minute notifications. Handle your babysitting issues. Reschedule that weekend getaway or romantic dinner with the missus. And then beat the city twice as bad when the opportunity presents itself.

Finally... you folks need to start looking at the bigger pictures and the endgame: start worrying about self-preservation in this anti-law enforcement climate, the dismal state of our pension and both retiree and current employee healthcare. Oh yeah, almost forgot. There's that little election thingy happening on 08 November. One of the most pivotal elections that most of us will ever be alive for. What's that you say? The Cubs' DH is back in the lineup? Great!!! That's all that really matters!

10/27/2016 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am hoping that there is a real reason for this apparent stupidity.

Maybe there is a possible terrorist attack planned for sometime around this weekend?
Maybe the gangs are talking up aplanned early Christmas shopping spree? A Free for Blacks Friday?
Maybe they are practicing for some riots caused by LaRaza or BLM after the election results are known?
Maybe they realized just how clueless the leadership is, and they realized they need some large scale practice, sort of like the disastrous Army Maneuvers of 1940?

Most likely it is just the stupidity of the Merit Promoted, Clouted Clowns.
Chicago Police Department's Finest (Political) Leadership.
Democrats can and will fcuk up a beer bash in a brewery.
Just look at Iraq, Yemen, and Libya! They are the Hillary Clinton SOS Success Stories.

10/27/2016 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll be bitching about this all the way to the bank!

10/27/2016 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Furlough!!!!

10/27/2016 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just do your job with Pride and a Sharp Uniform we won't be the stars they are watching but can certainly be the goat of the media for delivering dumb service.

10/27/2016 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys crack me up. If the city didn't bring extra help and plan ahead people would bitch. Now that they do people bitch. I know no ones bitching about that duty availability check though. Im going to enjoy the ot. On a side note, I hope everyone ehonvoted for the contract feels good about screwing over our younger guys who are being cancelled yet dont receive duty check. If anyone should be complaining about being cancelled its them.

10/27/2016 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why start the units and 3rd watch at 1230? Will the festivities end by 0030?

10/27/2016 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So since this is less then 72 hours for some people's days off or requested day off is that a grievence? And is it true people that are RDO are working while people who put a personal day in are given the day? Brilliant leadership!

10/27/2016 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First off the west side and south side mutts don't give a rats ass about the Cubs. Some may filter into wrigleyville but they are opportunist by nature. Yes extra manpower should be available for terrorist attacks, however, this wayyyyyy overboard. A good portion of crowd will be neighborhood residents and are not about burning their shit down. Yea, you may have a few doctors or accountants that can't handle their beer and act the fool but it's no reason for this cluster fuck. Oh, and there will be numerous arrests for public indecency because of the public fornication that'll be happening (not a bad thing).

10/27/2016 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
So what happens if you are DOG65 and you left work yesterday and headed out of town for your days off. So you'd be off today Thur and how would you know Friday days off are canceled? What if you missed Friday because it's your RDO?
10/27/2016 03:37:00 AM

If you don't answer your phone, how could you know? My cell doesn't work in Rhinelander, on the lake. Does yours?

10/27/2016 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Ya think this is bad, wait till Da Bears go to The Rose Bowl.
10/27/2016 01:52:00 AM

You meant the Stanley Cup, right?

10/27/2016 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anyone is going to the game make sure you bring your blue lives matter flags. Big stage bigger statement. And a big FU to the haters

10/27/2016 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's almost 130 pm and we still don't know what we are doing yet . 12 Hr day

10/27/2016 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Preventing terrorist attacks is the real reason. Lots of people will be near Wrigley and it's a good target for ISIS. Better to have more police around to deter possible attacks. Only takes a few ISIS guys with Ak's to kill potentially hundreds. Our days off have always been subject to cancellation. Enjoy the money and quit whining.


This city and country does not give 2 shits about preventing anything or public safety for that matter. If they did, we wouldn't be importing third world American-hating flag burning refugees by the thousands, manpower would not be dangerously low, these low life thug bottom feeding criminals would not be martyred and canonized into saint-hood, and law enforcement would never have become pariahs. They can keep the fucking money - I'd rather enjoy my time off with family and friends who love and appreciate me instead of playing referee/babysitter for a bunch of savages and getting dirty looks from liberal asshats who salivate in anticipation of being the next big cellphone hero capturing the latest controversial "gotcha" moment with their smartphone cams.

10/27/2016 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Preventing terrorist attacks is the real reason. Lots of people will be near Wrigley and it's a good target for ISIS. Better to have more police around to deter possible attacks. Only takes a few ISIS guys with Ak's to kill potentially hundreds. Our days off have always been subject to cancellation. Enjoy the money and quit whining.

10/27/2016 01:25:00 AM"

While I write this, I'm having wifey sew additional pockets in my 80/20s so I can store extra smokes &MRES.
Remain vigilant everybody, and dammit watch your SIX!!

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

What's the scoop on the TRUMP VICTORY celebration, besides the flood of liberals rushing to the airports to get out of he country?
Hey Aldermen... it's cheaper to buy a one way ticket to Europe.

10/27/2016 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"But again, you might not notice seeing as how your reading should be off slightly - unless you're retired or just someone wandering through. We'll do our best.
posted by SCC at 12:07 AM on Oct 27, 2016"

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Quite the contrary. With them panicking and implementing this schedule too early and even on days the Cubs are not playing there will be sooo many officers standing around with nothing to do (and with no cars, radios, tasers). I am guessing the cell phone hits on this site are going to to through the roof.

10/27/2016 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CHA-CHING!!!!!
"X" dat money box!
Pays out on December 1st.

10/27/2016 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And, where exactly is this money coming from?? I thought the city was broke?

Good question. I predict the finance department will make an "accounting error" concerning the overtime to be paid, and shortchange everyone's paycheck. Then, when someone catches this "mistake", they will pay the correct amount after funds have been made available through some creative bookkeeping. The city is worse than a gypsy merchant in a moroccan bazar.

10/27/2016 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Majority of the people who have been affected by this don't have the balls to say anything. Some just don't care. So thanks SCC for the info and the update but majority of us will bow down to the masters who control our family time as well. Who cares what the contract says? Who cares if you had slips in? Who cares what you think? Make of this job what you will but for me it's the 1st and 16th. Seniority? Contract? FOP? Please don't make me laugh. Unless you have clout or are good in kissing assology you will forever be a slave to the hacks. Now go out there and bring in some activity!

10/27/2016 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take the money, it's a gift right before Christmas

10/27/2016 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't forget . days off cancelled and 12 hour tours for election day too

10/27/2016 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How thoughtful of them to give us such advanced notice.
They finally put out the official word at 9:44 this morning..... about 10 hours before it kicks in for 1st watch tonight.
I guess this whole World Series thing must have snuck up on the "brain trust" of the Dept.( sarcasm!)

10/27/2016 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

F**k you pay me

10/27/2016 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shut down the redline, everyone enjoys the World Series.

Problem solved.

10/27/2016 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeez, just saw the schedule for my district and it's staaaaacked. Beats cars on top of beat cars that's don't even exist are there lol. Wtf, So....we don't have nearly enough cars to go around on normal nites, what exactly are we going to be doing these nites? I guess getting paid to say the least, that's for sure. Talk about overkill. Sorry wife, your full time job is not as important as mine. Sorry kids, dads basically gonna not be here for a while. Lol. Oh well, is what it is.

10/27/2016 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PAY ME...BahhhhhhHHAAAAAAA

10/27/2016 04:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Fried who is in academy told me Friday,Saturday and Sunday ALL PPO will be at Wrigley from 3:00 PM TO 3:00 AM EVERT DAY!!!!!!!

10/27/2016 01:13:00


And your point is?

10/27/2016 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a "Wandering through" type; A great extent of the population not only backs you, but appreciates your commitment to your communities and the citizens who occupy them. I wish there were more I could do. I live in NW Indiana, and I have and will vote for the candidates that will benefit we patriots. I hope Chicago wakes up. The best of wishes to you all.

10/27/2016 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell with this department.

10/27/2016 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought we were doing crowd and riot control, not working in the districts responding to radio calls 12 hours. What a joke.

10/27/2016 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trahanis - need more be said?

10/27/2016 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: any info on two murdered guys found dead in their cars in the vicinity of augusta/Racine? One was a state DOC CO. Both were said to be involved in real estate flipping on the area. At first I figured it was a dope deal hit but now I'm not so sure. Sounds like a mafia-like hit. I live in the area and heard rumors of Russian mafia controlling real estate but thought it was BS.

10/27/2016 07:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will our body cameras last all 12 hr. Shifts?

10/27/2016 07:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REally? DO cancelled tonight and tomorrow? It's only the 3rd game. Mandatory 12 hour shifts? Why spend so much money on Friday, really don't need it until Sunday if they are playing the last game.

10/27/2016 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

now what?

10/27/2016 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ever since the cubs made the postseason at the division level, they could have implemented a gradually executed plan, increasing duty hours as they advanced as a growing show of force and presence as needed.

10/27/2016 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can u imagine if baseball said that wrigley was too small to host the series. like the nfl said soldier field was too small for superbowl. we would have ot out the ass with the protests. blm would be out in force, baseball lives matter. as "Big John 890" says stay calm unless the creek rises

10/27/2016 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the ot money comes from baseball and the ricketts

10/27/2016 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not about the cubs ,warm weekend, Halloween parties ,they don't want bad numbers with the national media covering chicago

10/27/2016 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make that $$$ chicklin

10/27/2016 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to just having incident cars!?

10/27/2016 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Are the desk people working 12 hours?

10/27/2016 09:28:00 AM

No. not in most districts. Problem is you have bid people on the desk on all three watches. How can you do 1st and 2nd watch desk 12 hours and throw the 3rd watch bid people on the street. If you did all three watches 12 hr that would be 36 hours or 12 hours of overlap

10/27/2016 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Taking an 11a next year. Encourage anybody that can get it do same.

10/27/2016 12:12:00 AM


For a long time I couldn't get 11 or 12 period furlough. All those goddamn deer hunters!

10/27/2016 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And....of course the morons at fop have said nothing. Such as tips and guidence for making sure we get credited correct o.t. such as working more than 2 hours start time etc. You call them and they domt even know what the contract says.

10/28/2016 01:23:00 AM  
Blogger JAFO said...

..."just wandering through..." but I'll say half " your best " is far and away more informative and truthful than anything the rags in this city put out. Just wish that more of the "head in the clouds" (or sand) population of this city could see it.

10/28/2016 02:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Who are the dumbasses who are saying we have to work 12hr day on a day the cubs don't play? The order says October 28-30. Cubs play all of those days. Halloween is right back to normal. Bunch of cry babies.

10/27/2016 05:44:00 AM

I don't know what order you're reading but the orders say this schedule will continue until we're told that we're resuming normal operations......so basically until further notice.

10/28/2016 04:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About the threat of an ISIS attack during the World Series or anywhere else at this time, especially in Chicago.

Possible but doubtful.

Reasons: This is still Obama's home town and they do not want to attack the turf of their greatest ally in American government. BHO may do some great things for the enemy in his last days like empty Gitmo and they would not want to jeopardize that possibility.

An ISIS attack anywhere on American soil before Election Day would cause an instant voter backlash that could put Trump over the top.

Stay Safe. As I wrote an attack is doubtful but not impossible.

10/28/2016 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fried who is in academy told me Friday,Saturday and Sunday ALL PPO will be at Wrigley from 3:00 PM TO 3:00 AM EVERT DAY!!!!!!!

And, your point is? This was done to a lot of us. During the Bulls championships, Democratic convention, the Fourth of July fireworks. PPO's aren't vested and they can do what they want with them. I know your mommy and daddy told you that you were special. Well kid your not, suck it up like the rest of us did.

10/28/2016 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best thing about this pending disaster is that Nagode is on his furlough. So Roger Bey is running the show. This will be interesting.

10/28/2016 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know what is great is tossing a winter inspection on top of these 12 hour days. And excellent planning last night having 1st watch come in while 3rd was still out.

10/28/2016 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: any info on two murdered guys found dead in their cars in the vicinity of augusta/Racine? One was a state DOC CO. Both were said to be involved in real estate flipping on the area. At first I figured it was a dope deal hit but now I'm not so sure. Sounds like a mafia-like hit. I live in the area and heard rumors of Russian mafia controlling real estate but thought it was BS.

10/27/2016 07:27:00 PM


Is that the reason Daley's son went to Russia? To co-ordinate for organized crime. Nothing seems beyond the Democrats these days.

I used to just say vote them out. Now I want them in jail.

Trump is pushing term limits. I will vote for him on that issue alone.

10/28/2016 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

can u imagine if baseball said that wrigley was too small to host the series. like the nfl said soldier field was too small for superbowl. we would have ot out the ass with the protests. blm would be out in force, baseball lives matter. as "Big John 890" says stay calm unless the creek rises

10/27/2016 08:59:00 PM
Seems like any facility Trump appears at is to small, but hillary has plenty of room. tim kaine had an event in Florida and only 30 people showed up in a huge venue area! If that does not tell you that we are tired of the corrupt democrats nothing us will except this:

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2016/10/27/nfl-ratings-national-anthem-protests-poll/
(nfl ratings in the tank started with punk colin krapernick, the real Americans are tired of this)

The big picture newspaper revenue everywhere is dramatically falling could that be the dishonest media as Trump correctly says is finally going away? We as police know all about the 24/7 dishonest media slanted thug reporting! Finally the good people are putting their hard earned money to better use than reading the lies!

10/28/2016 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here we are working 800am to 8pm, 12 hour tour of duty on our RDO's . There is NO reason for this. Tonight is ONLY game 3 of the World Series. Why not wait till the Cubs have three wins before we do 12 hours of tour of duty?

10/28/2016 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
What's the scoop on the TRUMP VICTORY celebration, besides the flood of liberals rushing to the airports to get out of he country?
Hey Aldermen... it's cheaper to buy a one way ticket to Europe.

10/27/2016 02:21:00 PM

Raise the bridges!!!!

10/28/2016 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone please be safe working the cubbies shitshow!! Watch out for each other as the drunk tards will be EVERYWHERE!! Not to mention that this would be a perfect storm for some terrorist shit to go down! ALL those tens of thousands of little victims.....

10/28/2016 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, I am sick of those saying that is why we get duty availability, it is NOT. We got that instead of a raise under Jane Byrne because at the time they made it non taxable and non pensionalble. That caught up with the city too.

10/28/2016 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
OK, I am sick of those saying that is why we get duty availability, it is NOT. We got that instead of a raise under Jane Byrne because at the time they made it non taxable and non pensionalble. That caught up with the city too.

10/28/2016 05:12:00 PM


No it isn't. That was Daley. Byrne gave us a contract.

10/29/2016 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope Trump wins !!!! Fuck Rahm Emanuel and Obama

11/01/2016 04:39:00 PM  

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