Saturday, December 10, 2016

Rahm Lied About Numbers?

  • Even if Mayor Rahm Emanuel manages to add nearly 1,000 cops in the next couple years, his promised surge of new hires would barely make up for the decline in the Chicago Police Department’s ranks on his watch.

    There were 6,244 rank-and-file police officers working the city’s 22 police districts as of Oct. 19, records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times show. That’s down more than 800 from the 7,047 beat cops shortly after Emanuel took office in 2011.

    A decade ago, overall police department staffing totaled more than 14,000, according to police pension fund documents. At the start of 2011, the year Emanuel won his first term, the department had 12,737 members. Now, that figure has fallen below 12,000.
They released this on a Friday afternoon so no one would notice, but we can say that this is the first time we've seen the number "14,000" in any format other than what we've written here on the blog.

When we came on, the overall number on the Department was 15,000. We have no idea what that encompassed - we weren't interested in anything aside from our next court dates and who was buying the next round. There may have been detention aides, civilian timekeepers, clerks, etc included in that number. But it was 15,000+ people listed in a phone book sized roster.

So once again, Rahm is lying about the Department numbers and what he expects to hire / promote. You know what number he isn't going to be able to lie about next year? 2017 homicide totals.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget how detectives citywide will soon dip down to the upper 700's at the start of next year (from a grand total of 850 now). A population of 2.5 million people and only 700 plus detectives to investigate crime. No wonder nothing gets solved and Detectives are backlogged beyond belief. And they made such a big deal about rushing the Det. exam back in May and still NOBODY has been promoted.

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

Everyone needs to stay cool and calm, The Godfather, our Mayor, has a secret plan to save Chicago.

12/10/2016 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Luck! Keep up the good work.

12/10/2016 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm doesn't lie.

12/10/2016 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still not going to do anything. Stay Fetal my Friends. Let the Community Police themselves. Eddie you made your bed and slept with the Mayor and now he is going to whore you out on Madison street.

12/10/2016 03:22:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

It's a simple formula. Less cops=more homicides. He knows that. He doesn't care about the so-called victims. He's only disappointed that he can't keep the press from covering it.

12/10/2016 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what also amazes me is when the superintendent says the dept recovers 17.000 guns so far,80 % are turn inn''s for cash,,

12/10/2016 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure he can lie about homicide totals.....It's "fake' news is the new Dem rallying cry!!
or
250 homicides can be re-classified as "death Investigations"

12/10/2016 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And they still keep making white shirts? So I guess with the shortage of blue shirts, white shirts can now do paper, make arrests, write tickets, etc....

12/10/2016 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I came on our district had over 500 officers , now we are just over 300. And you ask why crime is out of control? Because apparently the money that went to salaries was diverted into pet projects and fat political salaries.

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

When I worked down at city hall sometime ago the city budget (which is a public record and on line) was 13,500 POLICE OFFICERS even Mayor Shortshanks who hated the Police kept the Patrolman numbers up he knew this was keeping crime down this has been for years and this number never included Sergeant's LT's Capt.'s and Exempts or any civilians workers in the Police Department. Rahm now includes everyone in the staffing number so you never really now how many Patrolmen are on the payroll since they are all lumped together. Any officer with 15 or more years knows what it was like with all the cars manned on all watches! In our contracts our pay have gone up 1% and some 2% only to be taken back by increase in benefits contributions so it can't be pay raises taking the money! Benefits NO Shifty Ed Burke says having BlueCross / BlueShield as the only provider is a god send and lowers rates (He should know his law firm represents BC /BS exclusively)! So the MILLION dollar question is where is all the money going? When ever they need extra bodies the overtime money is there and lasts for several months at a time! So again where is all the money going? Rahm's not even hiring or keeping up with P/o's retiring and it can't be their benefits because he just cut all retirees medical and dental and eye care off as of December 31 of this year! You will never see the 55 and out again with benefits! I won't be surprised if by June when our latest contract expires Rahm cuts off benefits for everyone in the 55 and out program who retired claiming NO money! The market is rebounding its been stuck for 8 years and in less than 1 month after the election the DOW is ready to hit 20,000 so it can't be that, Police and Fire has NOT seen a 3% or 4% raise in over 10 years remember them our budgets have been steadily the same with one exception for both Police and Fire he cutting manpower and diverting the money somewhere else!

12/10/2016 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No AA copper should be inside. They are needed on the street. After Van Dyke, no white officer has any legitimacy.

12/10/2016 09:17:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

Rahm Lied, People Died.

12/10/2016 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

825 is my guess for 2017

12/10/2016 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm lies about everything. It's what he does when his lips are moving.
When will the sheeple wise up to this snake and send him packing?

12/10/2016 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone should inform rham that it would behoove him to hire as many recruits as possible. Cause the new guys are the only ones ignorant enough to do proactive police work. You want more proacti e then hire police. Then hire det to solve what little homicides that can be solved. It aint rocket science

12/10/2016 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The dwindling number of coppers has NOTHING to do with the homicide rate. they just stripped all the manpower from the good neighborhoods and sent them to the bad neighborhoods. The bad neighborhoods have as many if not more manpower than ever.

Let's get this right oh Media who troll here: We are not the ones killing each other. Sure, it makes our neighborhood less safe and property crimes rise but it has nothing to do with the homicide rate. Other crime escalates as the super predator begins to hunt in the better neighborhoods but the homicide rate is unaffected!

The homicide rate has spiraled because you have emboldened the super predator by protecting them. The "Innocence Project" lies, the Black Lives Matter lies, the war on police pushed by the President of the United States no less has weakened law enforcement. You have told officers in so many ways it is unsafe for them to do their job. Not just their physical safety, but their financial safety.

Once police get used to sitting on their heels, it will be difficult to get them to work again. Good luck Chicago, you have a lot of work to do getting rid of the politicians who put you in the is situation.

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

When I worked down at city hall sometime ago the city budget (which is a public record and on line) was 13,500 POLICE OFFICERS even Mayor Shortshanks who hated the Police kept the Patrolman numbers up he knew this was keeping crime down this has been for years and this number never included Sergeant's LT's Capt.'s and Exempts or any civilians workers in the Police Department. Rahm now includes everyone in the staffing number so you never really now how many Patrolmen are on the payroll since they are all lumped together. Any officer with 15 or more years knows what it was like with all the cars manned on all watches! In our contracts our pay have gone up 1% and some 2% only to be taken back by increase in benefits contributions so it can't be pay raises taking the money! Benefits NO Shifty Ed Burke says having BlueCross / BlueShield as the only provider is a god send and lowers rates (He should know his law firm represents BC /BS exclusively)! So the MILLION dollar question is where is all the money going? When ever they need extra bodies the overtime money is there and lasts for several months at a time! So again where is all the money going? Rahm's not even hiring or keeping up with P/o's retiring and it can't be their benefits because he just cut all retirees medical and dental and eye care off as of December 31 of this year! You will never see the 55 and out again with benefits! I won't be surprised if by June when our latest contract expires Rahm cuts off benefits for everyone in the 55 and out program who retired claiming NO money! The market is rebounding its been stuck for 8 years and in less than 1 month after the election the DOW is ready to hit 20,000 so it can't be that, Police and Fire has NOT seen a 3% or 4% raise in over 10 years remember them our budgets have been steadily the same with one exception for both Police and Fire he cutting manpower and diverting the money somewhere else!

12/10/2016 08:26:00 AM

Right and at same time CTU has gotten two raises that pissed all over ours. Dean still ain't saying shit. Being that Im a sgt i will say that Ade sucks too. We need to have a highly paid outside consultant, not these fucking retards who are looking to grease their own pocket. Take some fucking guy pay his 200-300k a year, enough to keep the city out of his pocket, and tell him his only job is to take as much as the city can give and then take 5% more.

12/10/2016 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Rahm lies about everything. It's what he does when his lips are moving.
When will the sheeple wise up to this snake and send him packing?

12/10/2016 10:13:00 AM


This reminds me of a pretty good joke I heard John Mellencamp tell years ago (about George W. Bush), but the fundamentals still apply as time goes by . . .

A Chicago man dies and is met at the Pearly Gates by Saint Peter. The man had lived a long, virtuous and saintly life, but was surprised to see his own face on a clock behind Saint Peter.

There were a LOT of clocks on that wall, a few pictured with the faces of people renowned for their honesty and integrity, but mostly just regular people. So the recently deceased asks about the clocks, which all seem to have stopped a little after midnight. Saint Peter explains that the hands of the clocks would only move when the person pictured had told a lie. President George Washington's clock had stopped just one minute after midnight, while Mother Teresa's clock was stopped straight-up at midnight; Saint Peter's clock had stopped at 12:03 and his own clock had stopped at about 17 minutes after midnight- not the best, but still some pretty good company to keep.

Being from Chicago, the new arrival couldn't resist asking about Rahm Emanuel's clock. Saint Peter replied that the air conditioning was acting up, so Jesus was using Rahm's clock as a fan.

12/10/2016 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read the story. But what I love is that the ACLU does not bother to say anything about the amount of calls or the crime stats in areas that are taking longer to respond to. The ACLU also states the amount of calls on hold are longer in certian area. But again they never state the amount of calls in the area. Why dont they state all the facts in their reports?

12/10/2016 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at the bright side!

All that money they saved, they put into the pension fund!

Rthey did put it into the Police Pension Fund, didn't he?

Isn't the fund all topped up?

12/10/2016 02:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hands down Rahm is a run of the mill Democrat Liar.
No wonder he was appointed Chief of Staff for both Clinton and obama.
It's wasn't his charm or business savvy that got him the mayor spot.
Think Porkwrinkle is going to be any better or how about Chew It Garcia?

Maybe, just maybe The New Real President of the United States, Donald J. Trump gave Ol Rahm some advice to exit gracefully and maybe even provided a replacement for the next Republican mayoral ballot ?

Stay Fetal & Great Again.

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

We never had 13500 PO's. We were 13500 total sworn members before JFed and all the specialized units were formed by stealing personnel from district law enforcement.

12/10/2016 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Dr. S. Freud said...

Mr. Emanuel is not only a pathological liar. He is a full-blown psychopath.

12/10/2016 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahms word is gospel just like any other democrat. They wouldn't know the truth if it hit them right between the eyes. The reason is none of these progressive liberals have ever had their ass kicked. Something tells me this is about to change. What are the chances the media reports about this manufactured violence that these dems have so purposely created, sorry manufactured.

12/10/2016 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This manufactured violence is all part of the plan. I three years he can say I've reduced violence every year since I've been elected. Only problem is Rahmmy no matter how much crime you manufacture and then reduce you will never be re-elected.

12/10/2016 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wait RDO's will be cancelled for NYE. You got plan's on your day off? To frickin' bad your working.

12/10/2016 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the political witch hunt climate on LE, does anyone willing think that even 20K cops could stem the tide of violence and death in a City/CPD administration only too eager to hang a copper out to dry?

Decent people are being victimized and neighborhoods are failing under the weight of crime. The end result of champions of 'social justice' thru 'social engineering'.

Welcome to the brave new world of progressive political correctness! How does it feel John Q. Public?


12/10/2016 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm lies about everything. It's what he does when his lips are moving.
When will the sheeple wise up to this snake and send him packing?

12/10/2016 10:13:00 AM
So much bloodshed, even look at expressways how many so far well over 60 shot there! so many people shot like animals and what does rahm and the 50 do? nothing but come out supporting the illegal criminals that trump wants gone,this just emboldens all the rest citizens or not!

12/10/2016 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When i came to 008 in 1986 we had over 300 coppers, 3 wagons up every watch 871-72-73 2 806 cars, 2-3 traffic cars, 5 sector cars and 2 rapid cars plus a sergeant per sector which is 8 cars per sector, tactical team plus a mission team of 10 coppers, plus foot teams, 2 lieutenants a desk sergeant, 3 in lockup just for starters. But this was long ago and far away when you respected the bosses who made sure you got the time off requested, and really had your back unlike the destruction that has been put upon coppers today directly by the mayor and all the way to the white house!

I remember working tact sometimes riding 3-4 deep, then we had gangs south, flooding the areas and so many other outside units! Now how many? rahm keeps lying and people some innocent keep dying!

12/10/2016 07:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm = sociopath. His money and that of his brother means that not one of us has a chance against him.

12/10/2016 10:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right now there is some one who lost a loved one by a shooting death asking what the fuck! Mayor Rham is the best mayor ever.Fuck him. Him and Hillary would have made it worse to the point of no return.

12/10/2016 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats alot of snow coming on the rap around. We thought we missed it. Northeast Wisconsin.

12/10/2016 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
When i came to 008 in 1986 we had over 300 coppers, 3 wagons up every watch 871-72-73 2 806 cars, 2-3 traffic cars, 5 sector cars and 2 rapid cars plus a sergeant per sector which is 8 cars per sector, tactical team plus a mission team of 10 coppers, plus foot teams, 2 lieutenants a desk sergeant, 3 in lockup just for starters. But this was long ago and far away when you respected the bosses who made sure you got the time off requested, and really had your back unlike the destruction that has been put upon coppers today directly by the mayor and all the way to the white house!


And we still had 744 homicides

12/11/2016 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

When i came to 008 in 1986 we had over 300 coppers, 3 wagons up every watch 871-72-73 2 806 cars, 2-3 traffic cars, 5 sector cars and 2 rapid cars plus a sergeant per sector which is 8 cars per sector, tactical team plus a mission team of 10 coppers, plus foot teams, 2 lieutenants a desk sergeant, 3 in lockup just for starters. But this was long ago and far away when you respected the bosses who made sure you got the time off requested, and really had your back unlike the destruction that has been put upon coppers today directly by the mayor and all the way to the white house!

I remember working tact sometimes riding 3-4 deep, then we had gangs south, flooding the areas and so many other outside units! Now how many? rahm keeps lying and people some innocent keep dying!

12/10/2016 07:11:00 PM
I was there in 008 then also, but you look at 007 and they seem to have as many coppers as they always have had guess the elected in 008 and the commander are to weak to get more coppers! Commander "inspector gadget" what has he done lately?

12/11/2016 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahl is in a no win now. The dics list is being held up until they can get a few more recruit classes out of the academy

12/11/2016 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...When we came on, the overall number on the Department was 15,000. We have no idea what that encompassed - we weren't interested in anything aside from our next court dates and who was buying the next round. There may have been detention aides, civilian timekeepers, clerks, etc included in that number. But it was 15,000+ people listed in a phone book sized roster. ..."

I've got one of those phonebook sized rosters I was printed on tractor printing paper. It contained the alphabetical listing of everyone on the department, plus star number, sex, race, employee number, DOB, home address, title code and Social Security Number. What a find that would be if it was up to date for people that would wish us harm.

There was a pile of these books five foot high on the back loading dock of HQ at 11th and State sometime in '74 or so when I worked there. I thought it might be handy someday so I took one. I still have it and I will send SCC a photo by email when I get back to Chicago.

12/11/2016 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
When i came to 008 in 1986 we had over 300 coppers, 3 wagons up every watch 871-72-73 2 806 cars, 2-3 traffic cars, 5 sector cars and 2 rapid cars plus a sergeant per sector which is 8 cars per sector, tactical team plus a mission team of 10 coppers, plus foot teams, 2 lieutenants a desk sergeant, 3 in lockup just for starters. But this was long ago and far away when you respected the bosses who made sure you got the time off requested, and really had your back unlike the destruction that has been put upon coppers today directly by the mayor and all the way to the white house!


And we still had 744 homicides

12/11/2016 07:44:00 AM

Hold on Grasshopper. In 1986 we had at least 300K more people, every housing project was up and running, the cook county jails were over capacity and there was a line on the 6th floor to sign into court at 26th st. The clearance rate for violent crime was over 60% and property crime clearance rates were over 40%. And like today the savage did not respect the police but back then he feared the police.

12/12/2016 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eisenhower Expressway is now affectionately renamed Tombstone Turnpike? Chicago Express Killway? Harrison / Austin Blood Spillway? The Twilight Turnpike?

12/12/2016 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hold on Grasshopper. In 1986 we had at least 300K more people, every housing project was up and running, the cook county jails were over capacity and there was a line on the 6th floor to sign into court at 26th st. The clearance rate for violent crime was over 60% and property crime clearance rates were over 40%. And like today the savage did not respect the police but back then he feared the police.

Isn't the court sign in room on the 7th floor ?

12/13/2016 02:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Eisenhower Expressway is now affectionately renamed Tombstone Turnpike? Chicago Express Killway? Harrison / Austin Blood Spillway? The Twilight Turnpike?

12/12/2016 02:41:00 PM

Heh...
"Twilight Turnpike?"

We likey...

>Dual pipes on that Turnpike Cruiser (Mercury -
late 1950's) jest a yellin'<

12/13/2016 07:02:00 PM  

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