Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tribune Does Math

We've been talking about this for what? Years? Especially the upcoming retirements. Now the Tribune wakes up and gets in on the act?
  • The plan to grow the size of the Chicago Police Department could mean hiring more than 2,200 police officers over the next two years.

    In a string of September announcements, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson laid out a series of police staffing proposals. There are three main parts:

    1. Add 500 new officers.

    2. Promote 470 officers to higher ranks and other positions and hire new officers to fill those empty spots.

    3. Fill the department’s current vacancies, which as of Oct. 16 were 471.

    That would grow the department by 1,400 new cops; however, to sustain that new level, the hires will have to come on top of as many as 800 retirements over the next two years, a number that could be much larger by some estimates.
Hey Tribune? Welcome to the world of actual reporting. It's been so long since we've seen you here. You're welcome.

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38 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, what is really going to happen is a bunch of people get hired and a larger bunch retire. End result, we are still short cops, no one remembers the promise to hire more cops, instead it is a wash and the city pays OT because it still believes in trying to do more with less, because some bean counter said it could be done. Oh, Rahm's phrase that pays "fetal" is still happening cuz Rahm fucked the police and the citizens when he tried to cover his tracks and in so doing so had the ACLU and Feds swoop down on Chicago to the tune of the majority of cops will not do pro-active police work. Can you blame them? The cops are going to suffer no matter what the ACLU and the Feds find and the citizens are going to suffer as a result of more crime, shootings and homicides. Thanks Rahm, you dickhead.

10/18/2016 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will they discover the Math of the Chicago police pension fund?

10/18/2016 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could this be a glimmer of hope ? No.

10/18/2016 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the grand editor Bruce Dold was on vacation so his staff ran with the story? Mr."Dolt's" regular appearances on WTTW's the Week in Review have numerous instances where he has slammed the CPD after Moprah starts the rant.
Thank you SCC for not letting the City Hall numbers game go unchallenged while Deano weasels his son's promotion to detective. Hey Deano, any choice words for AlderCreature Pawar? Since you're both Lilliputians it would be a fair match!

10/18/2016 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm Promises!

You can take that to the Bank!

Just like our Fully Funded Pension Plan!

The Democrat will deliver, unlike that icky Donald Trump!

10/18/2016 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been a Trib subscriber for many years, but I have had enough of them. I am dropping them and going to the WSJ. The Trib has become an Trump attack dog and an apologist for Hillary. they are not even fair. Their " investigative" reporting does not touch the corrupt democratic party in this town to include Preckwinkle

10/18/2016 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

***DUH!!!!

10/18/2016 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lapdog media is very slow on the uptake.
Most of us immediately knew that Rahm's numbers were bullshit.
Rahm's numbers are part of his smoke and mirrors Rahmenomics scam.

10/18/2016 07:00:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

How many Tribune staffers had to take off their shoes to count that high?

10/18/2016 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Jill said...

Pension funding grows worse by the day:

Feeling the Squeeze: Pension Costs Are Crowding Out Education Spending

http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/feeling-squeeze-pension-costs-are-crowding-out-education-spending-9368.html

10/18/2016 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Col McCormick is spinning in his urn

10/18/2016 09:42:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

Wow!! This is weird. The Chicago Tribune somehow committed; 'A Random Act Of Journalism'.

Or....finally realizing that people are fleeing in droves from all the left-wing bullshit printed in newspapers today, including the once great Tribune, the Editors figured they'd print an article with a lot of neat looking graphics to bedazzle what readers they have left; 'Blair dear, you need to look at this. The Tribune has a bunch of Bar Graphs in this article, it must be important.

The Chicago Police Department's manpower crisis was just the winning news story the editors selected to get the graphics.

Though I'll give the Trib credit for one thing. They still print multi-syllable words in their articles. The Chicago Slum-Times stops at two syllable words, which is the limit most of their readers can understand. Okay, sometimes the S-T uses three syllables. But only if a two syllable word can't be found.

10/18/2016 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been a Trib subscriber for many years, but I have had enough of them. I am dropping them and going to the WSJ. The Trib has become an Trump attack dog and an apologist for Hillary. they are not even fair. Their " investigative" reporting does not touch the corrupt democratic party in this town to include Preckwinkle

10/18/2016 01:17:00 AM


What, did you just wake up from a 30 year coma? The Fourth Estate has been dead for decades, if it ever really existed. The Trib and all major newspapers have been pushing an agenda for as long as I can remember. They put Obama in the White House.

ALL major news groups are in the tank for the Democrats. The last few generations have been indoctrinated to the left's agenda by these outlets. This One World, globalization, open boarder nonsense is going to destroy this Country faster than Obamacare killed our healthcare system.

Not enough of us woke up from that indoctrination and this Country is in real trouble.

10/18/2016 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as soon as the new pant suit furor is elected, we can get to the people's business of disarming it's citizens and stocking the food line warehouses

10/18/2016 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's getting lost in all of this is the fine print that nobody talks about.
They're going all out to get "minorities")on the CPD to appease "the community".
They're dropping the $30 entrance fee( absolutely ridiculous), and they're no doubt going to "relax" the standards for certain criteria to get more "minorities" on.
Whenever they start lowering their standards to appeal to certain groups historically it's been detrimental to the department in the long run.
You get lower quality recruits, they start having all sorts of problems ( discipline, conduct unbecoming, getting fired, going to prison etc.)
So Rahm and Eddie are starting down a very slippery slope.... all to appease "the community"
This truly is the tail wagging the dog.

10/18/2016 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone from f.o.p.in their ruling inner circle told me that our pension would be bankrupt in 6 years. He saw the figures of what comes into it and,what is paid out. He said even if property taxes were quadrupled it wouldnt make a dent! This info made me sick..what are we supposed to do? We put in 25 years and end up with nothing eventually? The screwing of the retirees on the healthcare is the begining. Also,new hires for the last couple of years do not pay into the pension..they are offered something different. Our union has done nothing and,still remains silent.

10/18/2016 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even a blind pig finds an acorn occasionally. Chicago print media still sucks.

10/18/2016 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm lies whenever he can. They plan for months how to respond politically. Remember he's a Clinton trained warrior.
If he were to announce 2200 police hires, it's not the cost that matters.
It's the thought and mindset of the community leaders and rabble rousers that will agitate the masses
It's 2200 Evil Racist Police that will storm troop the inner city...and for no reason, run around without discipline or supervision to harass, bother, beat down any person of colour.

• What is most troubling for Rahm's DOJ New Order is the "Advancing Diversity in Law Enforcement" (justice.gov) on just how the City plans to select those 2200 new recruits, train and retain the ranks.
Read it before you get your hopes up too high on being be promoted or hired in the near future.

Stay Fetal. The 1st and 16th is guaranteed for 29 & a Day.

10/18/2016 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ths Tribune Does Math? Obviously a typo . . .

The Tribune Does METH. There! Who says there's no truth in advertising?

10/18/2016 11:44:00 AM  
Blogger BirdsnBlooms1 said...

So, the Lib-une gets ONE story right after, how many years?

Never cared for their paper anyway. Pages were so large, took up an entire table to read.
Also they're lying, ract-bating, anti-police, liberal idiots.

They want me to pay to read their online articles, which I refuse to do.

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

I have been a Trib subscriber for many years, but I have had enough of them.


Me too

10/18/2016 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm gone early!this job and city suck now!THANKS,RAHMSTER!

10/18/2016 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then we have barry obama attacking Trump and he cannot talk stutters nervously maybe he knows when Trump takes the office he may be investigated also:

http://www.theamericanmirror.com/obama-starts-stuttering-rose-garden-attack-trump/

10/18/2016 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so we there's 1 name left on the Captain's list.....will that individual make Captain or is the cuty scrapping the list ?

10/18/2016 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And what about all the medical roll abusers? They can come to work and answer phones, free up the abled officers to work the street. Some officers are full time secretaries for a full career. We know the abusers, how do they get away with it? You get dumped from the office and hit the medical for months

10/18/2016 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do we really need 20+ CAPS sgts? And 20+ front office sgts ? We have captains, commanders and LTs running the districts

10/18/2016 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recently retired and the academy ran 2 shifts days and nights we could barely pass each other in the hall, 2-3 per locker it was tough but we made it through, step up rahm hire-hire-hire and fund the pension fully :make chiraq great again!"

10/18/2016 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all LEO
think hard and long before you vote
pant suit lady is backed by black lives matter , new & old black panther party ,
bobby rush , rev, Sharpton , jjjackass . many are racist , all are against LEO
think they care about the poor , look at where the $$$ goes .
any poor kids from inner city working for them or their organizations
any poor people live close enough to them .
have any of them even mentioned the poor single teenage mother or victim of a gang shooting ??? only concerned about criminals getting shot by police officers , it causes civil disorder , that is what they want
in the few emails recovered she is corrupt , making deals for influence

10/18/2016 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

will the fibune send its team of so called investigative reporters to report on the fixing of votes in Chicago? Trump is calling on honest citizens to watch to be sure the demorats don't cheat as they always do:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-voter-fraud-chicago-st-louis-philadelphia-20161018-story.html

Go Trump thanks for supporting the thin Blue line!

10/18/2016 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do the math here and look at this blatant democratic racism the great Clarence Thomas not in the African history museum gee wonder why?

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/penny-starr/smithsonian-wont-explain-why-prominent-conservative-african-americans-not

10/18/2016 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone from f.o.p.in their ruling inner circle told me that our pension would be bankrupt in 6 years. He saw the figures of what comes into it and,what is paid out. He said even if property taxes were quadrupled it wouldnt make a dent! This info made me sick..what are we supposed to do? We put in 25 years and end up with nothing eventually? The screwing of the retirees on the healthcare is the begining. Also,new hires for the last couple of years do not pay into the pension..they are offered something different. Our union has done nothing and,still remains silent.



I wonder how well funded the mayor and alderthieves pension funds are??
I assure you they're much, much healthier than ours.

I predict blood in the streets if Tiny Dancer allows our pension to go belly up.

10/18/2016 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
What's getting lost in all of this is the fine print that nobody talks about.
They're going all out to get "minorities")on the CPD to appease "the community".
They're dropping the $30 entrance fee( absolutely ridiculous), and they're no doubt going to "relax" the standards for certain criteria to get more "minorities" on.
Whenever they start lowering their standards to appeal to certain groups historically it's been detrimental to the department in the long run.
You get lower quality recruits, they start having all sorts of problems ( discipline, conduct unbecoming, getting fired, going to prison etc.)
So Rahm and Eddie are starting down a very slippery slope.... all to appease "the community"
This truly is the tail wagging the dog.

10/18/2016 10:22:00 AM




Ask the LAPD how that went.

Remember the LAPD Rampart Scandal?

Criminals became Criminals with Badges. Lax hiring standards allowed thugs to join up. There were enough thugs to cover for each other. Sort of like CPD Merit Promotees.
The LAPD used to be distrusted and hated only by the criminals and their friends and families.
Now the LAPD is hated by them and most of the rest of the city too.

10/18/2016 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone from f.o.p.in their ruling inner circle told me that our pension would be bankrupt in 6 years. He saw the figures of what comes into it and,what is paid out. He said even if property taxes were quadrupled it wouldnt make a dent! This info made me sick..what are we supposed to do? We put in 25 years and end up with nothing eventually? The screwing of the retirees on the healthcare is the begining. Also,new hires for the last couple of years do not pay into the pension..they are offered something different. Our union has done nothing and,still remains silent.
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I am new and we pay 9.5% as opposed to 9%. So your source sucks. Also if the pension goes belly up, which it wont in 6 years so long as the city pays their share. The city has to make the difference on how much is owed each month. Thats where bankruptcy comes into play. ie Detroit and they took a 50% paycut on their pension.

10/19/2016 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lower the hiring standards? Remember not too far back, a scandal with gang members on the job in a westside district? Pacman etc...
Gang bangers fighting at rollcall in 014? How much lower could they go!

10/19/2016 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the hell wants to take a 50percent cut in their pension "new guy"? That's true the city has to pay their share but,THEY DONT AND THAT'S THE ISSUE! Good luck with your career and keep up with your alleged 9.5percent contributions so you can end up with a 50percent cut in what will be left of your pension.my source is real and unfortunately accurate. We better stand and take some action or,force this shit union to do something fast. I'm not here to argue. You should go over your benifits and find out what kind of retirement package you have.

10/19/2016 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am new and we pay 9.5% as opposed to 9%. So your source sucks. Also if the pension goes belly up, which it wont in 6 years so long as the city pays their share. The city has to make the difference on how much is owed each month. Thats where bankruptcy comes into play. ie Detroit and they took a 50% paycut on their pension.

10/19/2016 01:42:00 AM


your source sucks too. They didn't take a 50 percent cut.

10/19/2016 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

back in 2012 reports were floated that blacks would riot if romney had he won. today the same thing was floated if trump wins. it never fucking ends.

Fovel was laid off and convicted felon Creamer quit his post as a DNC operative. DNC/clinton has no idea of what they were doing.

battered cops, conservative politicians and speakers be dammed.

10/19/2016 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Chicago pay back all $$$$$$$$$$$$ owed to CPD Pension Fund
FOP , PBPA have been quiet on this issue
WTF they pay the teachers part and city part of teachers union

10/20/2016 01:44:00 PM  

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