Friday, November 04, 2016

Mayor Ricketts

And the circus continues.

The Department and City were all set for a Monday parade. Then the Chairman of the Cubs claimed it conflicted with an owner's meeting, so all the planning was out the window, because you know he's far more popular than Rahm nowadays and if he says, "Friday," well by golly, Rahm says "Friday it is!" Day Off Group 61 gets another cancellation for 11 days in a row.

Guess what's closed Friday? If you said Chicago Public Schools, you get a pat on the back. Are they going to have a "Lost Children" tent?

So everything switches back to 12-hour days, but this time, First Watch gets their RDO's, Second Watch is being bused to the parade route, Third Watch is staying put. Teams are on call.

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103 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

11B furlough for me next year.

11/04/2016 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ricketts and Rahm can both fuck off.
Insurance baby! Insurance baby! That's what it's all about.

11/04/2016 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One would think coordinating with the Cubs organization would be step one though, unless you want to have a parade without them.

11/04/2016 12:20:00 AM  
Blogger Thomas said...

Why the hell couldn't they throw the parade on Saturday???

11/04/2016 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After the Cubs euphoria wears off, like next Monday, the media should crawl down the mayor's throat and DEMAND someone be held accountable for the unwarranted overtime and incredibly inept 'management' of this event.

11/04/2016 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is not true. 18th district commander cancelled 1st watch rdo. They called everyone a couple of hours before shift start.

11/04/2016 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you expect. The whole week has been about the Cubs. The reality is what fits their schedule is what's going to jappen. The organization is probably the most popular in sports. I hate to say it but they have leverage.

11/04/2016 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There may be another reason for doing the parade on Friday...

Many of these players don't actually live here and actually want to get the hell out of Chiraq. It's too friggin' dangerous here to live with a young family.

Because of the way Shortshanks and Rahm have run this city into the ground it would make more sense for them to live closer to their spring training site in Arizona.

Even in the most expensive neighborhoods you could walk out your door and run into a gang of thugs, catch a stray bullet or knock a player to the ground and cause a career ending injury.

Stay Safe. There has to be a lucrative buck to be made for ODPOs driving armored SUVs to and from Wrigley Field next season.

11/04/2016 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uhhh...

No one discussed the date of a parade with Ricketts before they started the planning?

Nobody picked up a phone?

Amateur Hour. May God protect Chicago from disaster, because its Leaders cannot.

11/04/2016 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worldwide, paraded days are happy days. There will be no robbing and killing on a paraded day,

11/04/2016 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The kids at the academy had to work the shit show until 0400hrs.

THEN.. REPORT to the academy at 0700 for classes on Thursday.

These kids don't even have a star or gun yet and already the city has molded them into more future fetal coppers who say "FUCK THIS CITY".

11/04/2016 02:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ricketts is another sports mogul like the late Bill Wirtz. "All about me!" Forget about public safety.

11/04/2016 02:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was asinine for the city to plan anything without the Cubs at the table too. Do you plan a surprise party for someone for noon on Thursday if they have a nine to five, Monday to Friday work schedule? It would make more sense to hold the parade on Saturday, so families could attend.

11/04/2016 02:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They didn't decide where we're supposed to assemble at 0400 until 1900 hours last night.
C'mon man!
Completely ridiculous!


11/04/2016 02:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 18...for 04 Nov 16, first watch days off were cancelled. I'm here on my day off. Ugh

11/04/2016 02:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 am start for a 12 pm parade. w....t.....f.....

11/04/2016 03:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago has a world series winning team (the great CUBS) and also being crowned the world series leader of murders. All in one year.

The books made a ton of cash with the Cubs winning and hundreds of millions bet on Cleveland to win when they were one game away from the champs, and now they are focused on the over and under of murders in Chicago.

Heard the O/U is 699. Heavy $$$ on the over.

No more 10 K here, guess he B/K'ed and is betting 50 cents box on pick 3 lottery

11/04/2016 03:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A loooong time sgt told us there is a general order to the effect that there must be 8 hours between shifts for individual POs. Haven't had time to look it up because on this particular day were are working with 2-4 hours between shifts. Are we talking another NATO type grievance here??

11/04/2016 03:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The order comes out at 2230 saying we have a 0400 start. Brilliant

11/04/2016 03:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Lionel Hutz said...

Just goes to show you that the clouted at 35th & Michigan making these decisions have never worked the streets. Also goes to show that they never had to work midnights in their career or worked a full eight hours on their spots on days. Obviously they never were in box 1 on felony arrests requiring multiple court appearances at 9am. Our bosses are soooo far removed from the streets and real police business it's bizarre. A police department this silly cannot last.

11/04/2016 04:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ricketts for mayor. I tried to get to the airport on management and got blown off. Maybe I'll call ricketts he seems heavy. After all it's Chicago

11/04/2016 05:01:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Energy drink anyone?

11/04/2016 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Rham is the black community's bitch and now the Ricket's bitch.

11/04/2016 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are teenage girls running this dept. They are bumping to bieber music and writing on notebook paper, are start times. While making cupcakes and smores they are running this dept into the ground. Stop it girls

11/04/2016 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd vote for Ricketts in a heartbeat.

11/04/2016 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Mayor Ricketts." I like the sound of that.

11/04/2016 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MLB is absolutely not paying. Why would they. Btw this whole week long event was the most screwed up event in my 25 years on. Car 41, Car 43, Car 5 my good we are fucked as a city. Also did the promised parade order ever come out?

11/04/2016 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The brains got us in at 4 am only to still be waiting around with no details of what we are doing as of 8am

11/04/2016 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we go on another bus trip?

11/04/2016 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the fun continues.

Tina Skahill made her triumphant return to the department as assistant general counsel in the office of legal affairs. Her first day of work was Nov 1, Tuesday. She was promptly terminated on Wednesday, Nov 2.

Turns out CPD Human Resources, specifically "The Don", have no idea that we operate under something called a "hiring plan" which is allegedly some type of hiring procedure the city follows to ensure fair and open hiring processes.

There is someone who knows all about the hiring plan though, that is the inspector general, who ordered Tina removed from the payroll. Turns out ole Joe wants to enforce policies that require at least the charade of fair hiring instead of just picking someone based on their flavor or their association with some prestigious or noble organization. Tina will likely be back after the department goes through the song and dance of actually posting the job and "considering" applicants. Anyone who applies other than Tina is a complete fool.

Kudos to whomever blew the whistle on this nonsense, word is it was someone from the inside whose has been on the outs with the new regime for some time (you could FOIA it to find out). Just another example as to what happens when the department is left to its own devices with no oversight. The Don specifically is either complicit in his duties or part of the corruption, either way, not someone who should be running a major department's human resources division.

The best and the brightest indeed!

11/04/2016 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It goes to show who's running this city not elected officials but big money spending businesses! The murder mayor is a mere pawn in the game of life...

11/04/2016 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well this is wonderful! All the little children will be able to watch the parade. (Leave your purses, wallets, backpacks, etc. at home. Keep cell phones out of sight!)

J.J.

11/04/2016 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want that DOG! Eleven days off in a row? That's awesome!

11/04/2016 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So I'm watching the WGN morning news, and golly-gee-wiz who is at the ballpark with arms flaling with directions to coppers as players arrive? None other than GeorgeAss. Amazing that a deputy chief must personally give commands to the police at the players entrance.
The city could save millions by eliminating all other exempt spots and let him run the show.

11/04/2016 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quit bitching is it worse than pushing a car in the winter ? city needs service give it, I worked thru all the Bulls wins, gun shots in the streets not Cubbies fans have'n good time.

11/04/2016 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And, you have to understand this, the players want to go home and relax and spend time with their families. By Sunday, most will be gone from Chicago.

11/04/2016 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just in. Ronnie Woo Woo has been named Grand Marshal of the parade.

11/04/2016 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So we are down here on post at Grant Park since 4am. It is now 9am and the crowds have already knocked down some of the barriers and injured people, taken over Michigan Ave causing massive grid lock and produced so many highly intoxicated passed out idiots that CFD ambulances can't keep up. "Fans" are throwing bottles at the police, Tac teams are running from one emergency to another like headless chickens and the parade isn't even supposed to make it down here for another two hours! Since I don't have the advanced intelligence of the asshats at 35th street I have to ask; why in the fuck would let Rahm make the decision to hold this shitshow on a Friday and not a Sunday when there are not millions of people trying to get to and from their jobs. Grow some balls and let the little arrogant prick know that he isn't always the brightest bulb in the box!

11/04/2016 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would vote for a Rickets !

11/04/2016 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watching channel 9 this a. m. They were out filming in front of the firehouse across from Wrigley in anticipation of the rally. Just a couple observations on uniforms. Keeping in mind that it is 49 degrees out, this is what I saw:
A white shirt wearing a short sleeve shirt as an outer garment
Numerous officers wearing long sleeve shirts as outer garments
One guy with his shirt sleeves rolled up to his biceps
Princess standing with both hands in her pockets and her pretty pony tail hanging down past the middle of her back.

Surely there was a uniform order for this detail.
Cmon people lets at least look like we're on the same team--you are embarrassing us!

11/04/2016 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at the good side, by Monday all this shit will be over with.

11/04/2016 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watching the Cubs parade and watching this cop stationed on Michigan avenue taking pictures of each bus that goes by. Just looks so unprofessional. Come on dude, do your job and quit acting like a little school girl.

11/04/2016 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could it be MLB has been paying the OT bill and they get the say-so?
Weasel "In-Fielder" Rahm had no voice in the matter.

Chicago would love to see a proven and productive citizen become Mayor one day.

Get out and VOTE.
TRUMP 2016

11/04/2016 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

some days when I run myself ragged,--then I listen to the cpd scanner,my days are tame compared to these guys.fellers my hats off to you guys,being an old worn-out Texan,i say to you,thank you and god bless the guys and girls of Chicago p.d

11/04/2016 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

schools closed another paid , no work for cps teachers
no money , no more tax increases for teacher pay

11/04/2016 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I give the Cubs organization kudos in that they acknowledged the police, fire, paramedics 'First Responders' at the parade/rally giving them special recognition and thanks.
Thanks mayor Ricketts.
Never heard that from Mayor Rahm.

11/04/2016 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having it today helped because all CPS kids were off of school.

11/04/2016 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP do your Job!!!! Shift differential, 6th and 7th consecutive work day. What are the slips supposed to reflect and who notifies the Timekeeper?!!

11/04/2016 04:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i will take mayor rickets anyway over the goof we have now

11/04/2016 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The dishonest elected, bet rahm got paid off big time, and here another example of "dishonest media"

http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/04/media/abc-news-stage-live-shot/index.html

The media is crying because Trump supporters don't like them due to massive lies,as police officers we are subjected to constantly media that glorifies lies and innuendo! What a bunch of cowards, the new york times is down 96% in ad revenue the washington post is being forced to merge, the dead tree media like the live lying media is finished! It took a real man a real American that cares for "law and order" and "America First" Donald Trump to bring this out! If you even consider voting for anyone besides Trump your part of the problem,and you have zero reason to bitch if you elect the lying criminal witch aka killary klinton!

11/04/2016 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet Big Head Ed didn't expect to be caught by a news camera hanging out in the green room at the Cubs rally. Can't swear to it, but it looked like Weezie was standing next to him. Nice to see him leading from the front (what an ass!) he has no idea what the troops have endured this past week!

11/04/2016 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudos to the Blue Shirts! For all you've gone through this past week,or longer. Hope you get some down time with your families and hopefully get some well deserved rest. You are "Chicago Blue"
Thanks from all of us that do care.

11/04/2016 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't blame Mr Rickets for the dept stupidity. At least he contributed to Trump. Fuck Rahm. Go cubs

11/04/2016 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time for a STRIKE that's when things got done and they couldn't SHIT on the Police , Anyone remember the BLUE FLU , ENOUGH IS ENOUGH , and I dont give a shit what any Judge says , as long as we all stick together. Could you imagine what that would do , and the Death Count for that weekend when that would happen. I would Love to see the Ballerinas face after that happens

11/04/2016 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Detectives on duty and available (though previously deployed) are available. They are left alone and Others days off are cancelled. Why pay overtime when there is available manpower? Is it cheaper ? Inquiring minds want to know. Guaranteed that whoever ran this shit show will be promoted...... a disgrace!!!!!! Incompetence cost us taxpayers how much ?

11/04/2016 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look to the sunny side of life. You fellers get paid overtime to baby sit a bunch of drunk Suburbanites and Yuppies having a good time. The weather was nice and you get watch a parade. What's wrong with that?...Could be worse....

11/04/2016 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a very smart thing to do. The players that live elsewhere probably want to get away. The owners/general managers meetings start Sunday in Arizona. Shouldn't the owners & front office people be there too

11/04/2016 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a Sox Fan.
I hate many communist, liberal, demo-crat Cubs fans.

Say what you what to about Ricketts.
The Ricketts deserve the majority of the credit for dropping the money and building this organization.

Overall, what they are doing is a benefit to Chicago.
Ever notice how the lib-tard Alderman Tunney has shut his mouth?
That's cause Ricketts stuffed a bunch of money in his mouth.

11/04/2016 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys did an incredible job today! There was a lot of restraint in what I saw as a lot of stress. This should be a time of pride for you all. Congratulations, and Thank You.

11/04/2016 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to car 41 and his ballbag driver car 41a (A p.o. By the way) for going over the air "311" times with useless nonsense. I took the over cause of all the P.O's you drove into the ground while getting promoted. Thanks the winning prize was getting to see you run around without a clue on how to do your over promoted position.

11/04/2016 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The kids at the academy had to work the shit show until 0400hrs.

THEN.. REPORT to the academy at 0700 for classes on Thursday.

These kids don't even have a star or gun yet and already the city has molded them into more future fetal coppers who say "FUCK THIS CITY".

11/04/2016 02:06:00 AM

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WOW

What a fucken' disgrace this department is.

11/04/2016 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


OK. OK. OK.

Cubbies won, party over!!!

Can we now get back to the business of KILLINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's something Shitcago is GREAT at and not waiting every century!!!!!!!!!1

11/04/2016 07:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They didn't preplan because they didn't want to jinx themselves...

11/04/2016 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

F you pay me

11/04/2016 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city fucked us every which way since game 1. Fuck them! Goodnight!!! 3 more days and I'm rdo....oh wait Election Day. Disregard

11/04/2016 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mon was determined to be a terrible day to have the expected millions of drunken people gathered due to the confirmed real threat for an Al Queda attack to disrupt the election. People had better be on the ball Mon and Tues Al Queda is looking for something more spectacular than 9/11. This is very real.

11/04/2016 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys did an incredible job today! There was a lot of restraint in what I saw as a lot of stress. This should be a time of pride for you all. Congratulations, and Thank You.

I agree 100%

11/04/2016 08:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
So Rham is the black community's bitch and now the Ricket's bitch.
11/04/2016 06:40:00 AM

Follow.
The.
Money.

11/04/2016 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Watching channel 9 this a. m. They were out filming in front of the firehouse across from Wrigley in anticipation of the rally. Just a couple observations on uniforms. Keeping in mind that it is 49 degrees out, this is what I saw:
A white shirt wearing a short sleeve shirt as an outer garment
Numerous officers wearing long sleeve shirts as outer garments
One guy with his shirt sleeves rolled up to his biceps
Princess standing with both hands in her pockets and her pretty pony tail hanging down past the middle of her back.

Surely there was a uniform order for this detail.
Cmon people lets at least look like we're on the same team--you are embarrassing us!

666 homicides and you are worried about short sleeve shorts and a pony tail. Get a life.

11/04/2016 09:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

District 020 rocks!, were on the Mag Mile on the North End!

11/04/2016 09:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
What do you expect. The whole week has been about the Cubs. The reality is what fits their schedule is what's going to jappen. The organization is probably the most popular in sports. I hate to say it but they have leverage.

11/04/2016 12:45:00 AM

Yeah, well the NFL is MUCH more popular than MLB and the Dallas Cowboys are worth 3 billion, (yes billion) dollars while the Cubs have been estimated by Forbes to be worth about 1 billion. They may be the 2nd most popular in baseball (next to the Yankees) but they are not the most popular in sports.

11/04/2016 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watching channel 9 this a. m. They were out filming in front of the firehouse across from Wrigley in anticipation of the rally. Just a couple observations on uniforms. Keeping in mind that it is 49 degrees out, this is what I saw:
A white shirt wearing a short sleeve shirt as an outer garment
Numerous officers wearing long sleeve shirts as outer garments
One guy with his shirt sleeves rolled up to his biceps
Princess standing with both hands in her pockets and her pretty pony tail hanging down past the middle of her back.

Surely there was a uniform order for this detail.
Cmon people lets at least look like we're on the same team--you are embarrassing us!




Melissa Rivers called. She said you could take her mother's place on The E! Channel's Fashion Police.

Are you a FOG...a friend of Gustie?! Shut the fuck up, tool.

11/04/2016 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No idea what they are doIng ! We're all overworked and tired

11/04/2016 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Knowledge is Power said...

Anonymous said...
"And Detectives on duty and available (though previously deployed) are available. They are left alone and Others days off are cancelled. Why pay overtime when there is available manpower? Is it cheaper ? Inquiring minds want to know. Guaranteed that whoever ran this shit show will be promoted...... a disgrace!!!!!! Incompetence cost us taxpayers how much ?"

HOW UNINFORMED CAN YOU BE...? The dicks always have worked in uniform when these events occur. They are standing by in case mass arrests become necessary and they will be assigned to do all the paperwork, and prisoner processing so the real blue shirts can get back out on the streets. They perform their regular duties in their assigned unit until needed. They are assigned to incident teams, and If so deployed the arresting PO need only fill out a quick mass arrest card, and the Dicks will do all the paperwork.

If you were out on the street, maybe you should ask some question about what the plan is...Maybe read some General orders instead of texting and talking on your cell phone. This knowledge could be useful someday in a promotional exam.

I hate to be a downer after such a large event that went semi successfully, with only small casualties, but you are totally clueless as to what goes into effect in a large crowd control event. Even those "clueless" supervisors" you probably bitch about would know that...

Now get some rest, and take a day off or two...

11/04/2016 10:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trump 2016. Get out and vote or we are fucked.

11/04/2016 10:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Cubs, it was a blast working these games. Seeing history firsthand. Fans were great. Some guys/gals complain but guess what some people bitch about everything. Plus a nice OT before Christmas is gonna be the icing on the cake. Go Cubs!!

11/04/2016 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bunch of tact, gang, sat guys were scheduled to work until 3am on Thursday. If you didn't have a good boss who said leave when you got there, then what? How do you circumvent labor laws when we have to swipe in and out? Horrible planning.

11/04/2016 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watching the Cubs parade and watching this cop stationed on Michigan avenue taking pictures of each bus that goes by. Just looks so unprofessional. Come on dude, do your job and quit acting like a little school girl.
11/04/2016 11:43:00 AM

Oh fuck you. Once in a life time thing. People were coming up to us saying, "it's so cool you guys are taking pictures too." Seriously, fuck off.

11/04/2016 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My hat goes off to D.C. Georgas. How does this guy not get promoted. Great job to every fellow officer standing out there with me today. Another proud Cpd moment.

11/04/2016 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who s picking up the bill? That s who decides when to have a parade

11/04/2016 11:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watching channel 9 this a. m. They were out filming in front of the firehouse across from Wrigley in anticipation of the rally. Just a couple observations on uniforms. Keeping in mind that it is 49 degrees out, this is what I saw:
A white shirt wearing a short sleeve shirt as an outer garment
Numerous officers wearing long sleeve shirts as outer garments
One guy with his shirt sleeves rolled up to his biceps
Princess standing with both hands in her pockets and her pretty pony tail hanging down past the middle of her back.

Surely there was a uniform order for this detail.
Cmon people lets at least look like we're on the same team--you are embarrassing us!

............

Duly noted Inspector Gonzales... Now Go Fuck Yourself!

11/05/2016 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who knows...

Next year it could be the CUBS versus the WHITE SOX in the WORLD SERIES.

A lot of $$$$ to be made if that happens.

11/05/2016 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The kids at the academy had to work the shit show until 0400hrs.

THEN.. REPORT to the academy at 0700 for classes on Thursday.

These kids don't even have a star or gun yet and already the city has molded them into more future fetal coppers who say "FUCK THIS CITY".

Oh stop with the KIDS already. We were pulled out of the academy. No star, gun, vest, hell we didn't even have our blues. We were in khakis and that stupid little Boy Scout hat. Stop babying grown adults. That's why this country is a big shit show. Just go out there and do your best and shut up about it.

11/05/2016 05:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at the good side, by Monday all this shit will be over with...............
Yep, then Tuesday night, back to the streets as the post election riots begin!!

11/05/2016 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad Cubs won and being down there the whole time I'd say for game 3,4,5 at Wrigley it was pretty much overkill. But I guess you have to be prepared just in case. For the AWAY clincher - very poorly run - and for the parade, total CLUSTER. Irons not in place at key spots (the turn at Randolph & Michigan) and poor or no staging for mobile units to respond to calls for help. Too many bossss giving conflicting orders - car 41 should have his own channel. Certain commanders 002-003) standing around clueless. Have a debriefing and go over the mistakes so we don't get a repeat in the future. And listen to any food suggestions from those that were actually doing the work. By the way. How do I get to be one of the uniformed cops riding on the Cubs busses and trolleys? Saw a lot of females on those busses and trolleys.
Must be nice

11/05/2016 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cops have always been security guards for the rich.. look at the history of policing...

11/05/2016 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And while everyone celebrated the Cub's victory, two NYPD sergeants were gunned down chasing a home invasion offender. One of the sergeant's was killed. Right now I can give a shot about the Cub's and their victory party. My thoughts and prayers are with the NYPD and especially the family of the murdered Sgt. God bless them all.

11/05/2016 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/04/2016 06:02:00 PM

Aren't you the same guy bitching about the clearance rate from the Detectives? Maybe you're the same guy gripping about why it takes Detectives to show up at "your" crime scene when they are already at another crime scene working that one. Oh, that's right, there are so few shootings in this city right now.

11/05/2016 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watching channel 9 this a. m. They were out filming in front of the firehouse across from Wrigley in anticipation of the rally. Just a couple observations on uniforms. Keeping in mind that it is 49 degrees out, this is what I saw:
A white shirt wearing a short sleeve shirt as an outer garment
Numerous officers wearing long sleeve shirts as outer garments
One guy with his shirt sleeves rolled up to his biceps
Princess standing with both hands in her pockets and her pretty pony tail hanging down past the middle of her back.

Surely there was a uniform order for this detail.
Cmon people lets at least look like we're on the same team--you are embarrassing us!
11/04/2016 11:27:00 AM
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This coming from someone who was sitting inside on there butt at 9am "watching TV." I'm sure your black Velcro shoes are uniform standard.

11/05/2016 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So..how much comp time could I have kept on the books? How Taking into consideration FLSA rules.This cycle I worked 18 days(153 hours) already.

11/05/2016 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He'd have my vote!

11/05/2016 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surely there was a uniform order for this detail.
Cmon people lets at least look like we're on the same team--you are embarrassing us!

11/04/2016 11:27:00 AM

whether you liked McCarthy or not, he was on the road to cleaning things up uniform wise. All that is now reversed with Johnson. Yes, I agree with you, CPD looks sloppy and unprofessional. yes, the world is becoming much more casual in their dress, but a uniformed force, under some circumstances, cannot do that. I saw the amount of beards, pony tails, earrings, women with purses, very long hair on men, dirty uniforms and torn and it seems that no two officers were wearing the same thing. Disgraceful.

11/05/2016 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very surprised that Rahm didn't desperately pander to the 'inner city, hard-working citizens' and proclaim at the rally that 'Chicago is a city of winners - our last triumph was the wonderful Jackie Robinson West players who captured our city's hearts.' (Vomit)

11/05/2016 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The absolute most unorganized event in my short 19 years on the job. If it was run like this for Bulls half the city would still be burning and hundreds of officers would be hurt.

Of course I shouldn't be amazed but once again my mouth drops when it becomes clear that this event was organized for CPD by someone who is clearly mentally challenged.

It seems like not a single barrier that was in place downtown survived, ambulances could not respond to people in need, mopes destroying private property, public transportation was over whelmed and traffic in general was disastrous.

The only thing that was done in unison was the reporting by the media.
- Cubs fans just having a good time
- 5 million people and only 6 arrests
- all barricades up and in place
- people waiting patiently
- all sober Cubs players
- no drug over dosing teens on the sidewalk foaming at the mouth
- no bottles being thrown at the police
- no one climbing on light poles
- less than half of police without radios
- I can keep going

I've seen mental wards with more organization than this CPD had this Friday.

Total disaster

11/05/2016 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

response to 11/04/2016 07:10:00 PM
STFU! Ryan was probably the only MFer that knew what he was doing, was the only exempt in the middle of all the shit, was the only one looking out for the po's. I was there you were probably on a corner three miles away from everything beotch.
If your such a tough guy, sign your name. No this is not his driver, cousin or any other relation! just sick of all the bs, tough talk and no facts!

11/05/2016 03:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just an anonymous Cubs fan who would like to thank CPD and all the rest who were involved with the parade activity. You guys/gals showed a ton of restraint and I witnessed great professionalism on many occasions. For what is being reported as the largest gathering of humanity in US history it went far better than anyone could have anticipated.

Personally for your sake Friday was probably the right call. If 5 million made it on Friday...you might have doubled that number on the weekend...and Monday would have been larger too with many more able to make travel plans or get time off work.

I thought it was class that the Cubs organization acknowledged and recognized CPD at the rally.

As for who is paying? Supposedly corporate sponsors are picking up the tab: American Airlines, State Farm, others...

11/05/2016 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...I'm sure your black Velcro shoes are uniform standard.

11/05/2016 09:12:00 AM"

Now retired, for the last years of my career I wore black Velcro shoes because of arthritis in my knees and spine.

I could still kick ass and if I couldn't as John Steinbeck said, "Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."

11/05/2016 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Emma said...

I'm a fan of the blog, but not an officer, so pardon the intrusion. I think it's unfair to blame anyone but your Superintendent for this. Theo Epstein has an out of town meeting on Monday. Do you really think the celebration should have been scheduled for Monday without him simply because the powers that be didn't think ahead? They should have been talking to the organization as soon as the series started and they would have known it wasn't going to happen on Monday,and prepared for a Friday celebration. It's not like a parade was a surprise they had no clue was going to happen until the last minute, it was just the timing of it. Blame your boss for not thinking and planning ahead instead of Ricketts and the organization.

11/05/2016 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

STFU! Ryan was probably the only MFer that knew what he was doing, was the only exempt in the middle of all the shit, was the only one looking out for the po's. I was there you were probably on a corner three miles away from everything beotch.
If your such a tough guy, sign your name. No this is not his driver, cousin or any other relation! just sick of all the bs, tough talk and no facts!

??????How long have you been sucking this guy Ryan's dick? He is an incompetent tool with the personality of a rectal wart. all through the playoffs and world series these jag off morons had coppers sitting around for over 6 hours before a fucking game would even start. If you were on tact in 61 dog you sat in a van for that time, these guys didn't even give an assignment out nobody knew shit or what we were doing, pathetic losers this command staff. how the fuck do you have people sitting around for 7 hours before a game seven fucking hours??????? with no post or assignment??? Then when the Cubs won no plans no positions no clue no crowd control nothing just stand and get crushed by a couple hundred thousand people. Only the fact that cub fans were cool saved the shitty! fuck stupid morons gfy! Jesus somebody should have just dusted off the order from nato, or the Blackhawks championships and get a fucking clue.

11/06/2016 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emma said...
I'm a fan of the blog, but not an officer, so pardon the intrusion. I think it's unfair to blame anyone but your Superintendent for this. Theo Epstein has an out of town meeting on Monday. Do you really think the celebration should have been scheduled for Monday without him simply because the powers that be didn't think ahead? They should have been talking to the organization as soon as the series started and they would have known it wasn't going to happen on Monday,and prepared for a Friday celebration. It's not like a parade was a surprise they had no clue was going to happen until the last minute, it was just the timing of it. Blame your boss for not thinking and planning ahead instead of Ricketts and the organization.
11/05/2016 06:25:00 PM

Well, now that you put it that way...
Maybe Theo Epstein could have rescheduled his 'out of town meeting'.
You seem to think the world revolves around him. And ONLY him.

11/06/2016 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Emma said...

The meeting was for the MLB GM's, etc. Not something he could reschedule, and he's expected to be there.

The world doesn't revolve around him - but it's not unreasonable to expect the Superintendent of police to plan ahead and let his officers know what the schedule will be if the Cubs win the series. He could have been talking to them 10 days before the parade to find that out. And no, it's not the responsibility for the organization to contact him 10 days ahead of time - they're busy with playoffs and other things. He's in charge of the safety of Chicagoans and for communicating with his officers so they're prepared. He blew it.

And if you're an officer, why would you be against such a thing? Or would you prefer not being informed earlier on so you can whine about it?

11/06/2016 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Emma said...

It's an MLB GM meeting, so it's out of his hands. The Superintendent should have asked them the week before when they'd be doing the celebration, if they were to win. This way that could have been communicated all the way down ahead of time. It's his job to make sure citizens are safe, but also his job to plan ahead and inform his officers of what to expect with regard to any upcoming event. The job of the organization was to concentrate on playoffs, so the onus is on the guy in charge of policing things. Who can complain about being given information ahead of time so that all officers could be informed?

The fact that some of you lost so much sleep those weeks, and weren't well informed, speaks volumes about Chicago's officers, however, because the three days I was down there, you couldn't have been nicer or friendlier to the throngs of people you had to deal with.

Made me proud to be a Chicagoan, and proud of our officers. Hats off to all who worked there.

11/06/2016 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emma said...
The meeting was for the MLB GM's, etc. Not something he could reschedule, and he's expected to be there.

The world doesn't revolve around him - but it's not unreasonable to expect the Superintendent of police to plan ahead and let his officers know what the schedule will be if the Cubs win the series. He could have been talking to them 10 days before the parade to find that out. And no, it's not the responsibility for the organization to contact him 10 days ahead of time - they're busy with playoffs and other things. He's in charge of the safety of Chicagoans and for communicating with his officers so they're prepared. He blew it.

And if you're an officer, why would you be against such a thing? Or would you prefer not being informed earlier on so you can whine about it?
11/06/2016 09:42:00 AM

AH! I just realized who you are and now I understand the knowledgeable, insider info in your post. Our old boss used to make everybody jump through hoops when you called him and wanted something taken care of.

11/06/2016 11:54:00 PM  

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