Monday, January 16, 2017

Initial Impressions

We continue to plow through the DOJ "Report" this weekend between jobs and deciding where lunch is going to be. We'll probably be addressing a bunch of items during the week.

However, how is it possible to take any of this seriously when there are so many factual errors and disguised half-truths?

Page 1, paragraph 4:
  • "...and the resignation of Chicago's police superintendent."
McCarthy was fired. Google it. He refused to resign and Rahm canned him after pledging to have his back not even 24-hours before.

Page 2, paragraph 3:
  • "In addition to speaking with the Superintendent..."
Which one? The guy running the show then? The DOJ says they couldn't find him - perhaps they forgot to ask the media who seems to have his direct number and calendar since he's never lacking for a quote. The current accidental Superintendent? He was one of the guys signing off on the McDonald shooting, was appointed to a job he never sought and is compromised by his bed mate's testing habits. How about the "Acting Supe," De-Escalante, who was "running things" when the DOJ arrived? No where to be heard from.

Page 16, paragraph 5:
  • The City is racially diverse: 33% of current residents are black, 32% are white, 29% are Latino, and 8% identify as Asian or multi-racial.
First of all, that's 102%.

Second, whites are the minority.

Oops. That kind of throws a wrench in the assumptions of the entire report. But hey, Lynch and Gupta and Obama wanted a certain result and they got it.

And again, look in our right-hand column of links right below the pictures - the one labeled "Problems Facing the Department." It's like Lynch stole stuff we've been writing about for a decade now, and we're Libertarian-Republicans.

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57 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Page 51 of the DOJ report states that a lot of people do not sign an affidavit for a complaint because they can't take off work from a weekday to sit through a lengthy interview. That is complete bullshit, this department will bend over fucking backwards to meet with someone on their terms for an affidavit, and not just on a weekday.Talk about misleading, or and all out lie.

1/16/2017 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"First of all, that's 102%." - SCC

That's rounding error at the race/category level. Looks stupid but it's a legit summary.

1/16/2017 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tenured Officers are of most value to the department, especially those with street experience. Pay us more. 20k per year to deal with all the adjustments. The taxpayer has obviously approved because Rahm is in charge....or are the gang bangers...your choice?

1/16/2017 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont mind playing paramedic on the fire side..I'm on the fire list for the second time and highly qualified but far out. Let some coppers go to fire if you want a new breed. We can carry axes instead and bust doors open all the time.

1/16/2017 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Page 26 and 27 foot pursuits end in unreasonable use of force incidents. Hahahaha.

1/16/2017 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want proof the DOJ essentially is accomplice to whatever spurred this entire investigation, I say the media needed to take Anita Alvarez up on her suggestion to contact her "counterparts" at the U.S attorney's office, when she gave her press conference and was met with all the criticism over the shooting of the knife-wielding individual on Pulaski.

Remember, State's attorney Alvarez kept saying during the announcement (Nov '15) to press charges against the officer for that shooting, that her decision was not based on the release of the video, but instead based on the required length of time it took to investigate the incident.

Whether you believe her or not, she said more than once that she had maintained communication and had kept "her counterparts" at DOJ aware of the status of her investigation into the shooting, and even implied they either concurred, or had no issues with her investigation, as in the past there was communication so as not to impede each other's findings or intention to bring charges at the federal level.

A very startling thing comes up when you look into her assertions. First, you find no one in the media contacted the DOJ regarding that characterization. The first we hear of the DOJ with regard to their investigation is when they are heralded in their much anticipated arrival to"conduct their own investigation not only into the Macdonald shooting, but as we have now seen, what became a supposed full scrutiny of the entire department.
But second, more amazing, is the fact that the same two U.S. attorneys who were brought before the media to announce the DOJ investigation as though they meant business and were going to get to the bottom of everything, were THE SAME COUNTERPARTS Anita Alvarez was referring to when she said they looked at the Macdonald case the same length of time as the state's attorney's office and had as many months to tell her, tell their bosses in D.C., or tell anyone, that they felt alvarez was somehow falling short or otherwise derelict in her handling of the case.

Proof: A tribune article dated April 2015 names those same U.S. attorneys present at the first briefing regarding the case back when no one thought this was going to turn into any DOJ-led push for any scathing rebuke of the entire department. That same article states the FBI, the DOJ, and specifically U.S. Attorney Fardon, already had investigations alongside Anita Alvarez, just as she stated in her now infamous grilling before the media and the frenzied reaction to "how long it took" to bring charges.

1/16/2017 03:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

33% + 32% + 29% = 94%, wouldn't want to work a traffic car with you.

1/16/2017 06:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bottom line: The police need to change their behavior, not the lawless 'citizens.'

1/16/2017 06:37:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Democrats have trouble with basic math.

1/16/2017 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"First of all, that's 102". That gave me a great chuckle. Fucking arithmetic is a bitch. Shows me all I need to know about this report.

1/16/2017 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "Report" was an absolute Compromise! Rahm Won! Nowhere is the issue of the Suppression of the Video mentioned, and the political consequences of that act. Rahm was able to bully "Lynch" into coming up with a Stop-Gap measure/report, which gives Rahm Wiggle Room to implement compromises in contract negotiations and with Phony "Revends" who will determine if he gets a Third Term. It made me sick, to see Righteous Rahm, a True Reformer, at the podium, pontificating how this was a major study and guideline for reform! Like it or not; Rahm won this round.The next Round, unless something really ugly happens, will be the Van Dyke Trial. Will Van Dyke's lawyers bring in all the Exempts who saw the video the next day, and did not at that time feel in was a crime? Will Ms.R., the attorney serving as liaison from Rahm to the Police Department be made to testify? She can surely tell us if Rahm saw the video within 24 hrs. of the incident. And then, the real question: What Specific Individual made the decision to Suppress the Video, and of Course WHY? The fact that the population of the City of Chicago totaled 102% is a clear indication that the Report was rushed and not even Proof Read! Talk about Fake News; Chicago is being judged by this report, Around the World! Virtually every National News Outlet led with this report; and the Report was not even Proof Read! My kid's high school term papers apparently had more scrutiny, because I would never let her turn in a paper that could not accurately count to 100. Fu%k Rahm and his Bullshit Chicago/Wilmette Values. Do Nothing, Absolutely Nothing more than answer your Radio Calls and take care of each other. Baby "G"

1/16/2017 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT..Captain WHEEEEEEZZZZZZEE, you heard it hear....

1/16/2017 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing more than a complete and utter HACK job by the DOJ.....How do these people look at themselves in the mirror......

1/16/2017 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they could do math better if they weren't rushing to smear us before Trump got into office......

1/16/2017 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The report is quintessential confirmation bias. The left has no credibility. They've become careless in relentlessly pushing their agenda. The American people are waking up and now they're getting desperate.

1/16/2017 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't FEEL like a racist ...

1/16/2017 08:35:00 AM  
Blogger Tombstone courage said...

I always wondered about the methodology and consideration of variables in this report. The conclusions aren't based on any statistical proof. This would never pass muster in a respectable academic environment. Nonetheless, our academy, supervision, and equipment are shit.

1/16/2017 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This report is loaded with issues. They didn't talk to McCarthy because on this issue at least, he makes sense. The police stop mostly black people because the majority of crime is committed by black people. This isn't a racist statement, it's fact. All you have to do is point to the reported offender descriptions in case reports as evidence. If the offender description is a young male black and you're out stopping old white ladies you're a moron and a terrible policeman.

1/16/2017 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama's DOJ did nothing more than change the name at the top of the report and use the same document for all of the nationwide police departments ordered under the decree.

Obama DOJ Bullies Chicago Police
Civil rights investigation sets racial trip wire for new Trump AG

by Edmund Kozak | Updated 15 Jan 2017

The Obama Justice Department on Friday announced its findings of a yearlong investigation into possible civil rights violations by the Chicago Police Department. Critics contend the timing of the findings and the action DOJ will pursue in light of them are politically motivated, and symptomatic of a drive to vilify police.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch said that the investigation uncovered a “pattern or practice” of excessive force and racial bias, and Lynch announced that the city entered into an “Agreement in Principle” with federal officials to work to craft a consent decree or “Settlement Agreement” — a binding court agreement which compels local police departments to make changes to their practices on pain of legal penalty.

“It is my hope that soon-to-be President Donald Trump will reverse this anti-cop attitude, and his nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions is a step in that direction.”

“One of my highest priorities as attorney general has been to ensure that every American enjoys police protection that is lawful, responsive, and transparent,” Lynch said “Sadly, our thorough investigation into the Chicago Police Department found that far too many residents of this proud city have not received that kind of policing.”

Critics believe the investigation and subsequent findings were driven by political considerations and reflect a longstanding problem of priorities for Obama’s Justice Department.

“This is a boilerplate finding that the race-obsessed, Obama-led Department of Justice has reached each and every time they have gone on this witch hunt against police departments throughout America,” said Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke in a statement provided to LifeZette.

“The Chicago police officer is not the problem in Chicago. A dysfunctional black underclass subculture leading to obscene rates of black on black crime ..

Read at: http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/obama-doj-targets-chicago-cops-ignores-bloody-quagmire/

1/16/2017 08:48:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

Anonymous said...

33% + 32% + 29% = 94%, wouldn't want to work a traffic car with you.

-=-=-=-=-=

Great job there Math Major.

Next up, Reading Comprehension for Asshats!

Anyone want to break the news to this idiot?

1/16/2017 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you missed the 8%, which makes the sum 102%.

1/16/2017 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

33% + 32% + 29% = 94%, wouldn't want to work a traffic car with you.


But you left off the 8% listed as Asian or multi-racial when doing your sums.

1/16/2017 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogger SCC said...

Anonymous said...

33% + 32% + 29% = 94%, wouldn't want to work a traffic car with you.

-=-=-=-=-=

Great job there Math Major.

Next up, Reading Comprehension for Asshats!

Anyone want to break the news to this idiot?

1/16/2017 09:06:00 AM

Actually SCC, I think reading comprehension should be first before the Math Major part. Had this asshat been able to read the finally 8% statement, he may NOT have been awarded the golden asshat award!! :)

1/16/2017 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tenured Officers are of most value to the department, especially those with street experience. Pay us more. 20k per year to deal with all the adjustments. The taxpayer has obviously approved because Rahm is in charge....or are the gang bangers...your choice?

1/16/2017 01:12:00 AM

Okay.

1/16/2017 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uhhhhh, ummmm, aaahhhhhh,

The 102% factor is meant to cover for the precincts that have more than 100% turnout. :)~

1/16/2017 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

33% + 32% + 29% + 8% = 102%

News Broken. Key point being in bold black.

1/16/2017 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

33% + 32% + 29% = 94%, wouldn't want to work a traffic car with you.

-=-=-=-=-=

Great job there Math Major.

Next up, Reading Comprehension for Asshats!

Anyone want to break the news to this idiot?

1/16/2017 09:06:00 AM

Bwahahahaha!
Good one SCC!
How about "we wouldnt want to work on ANY car with you dumb fuck!"
He has to be one of those know it all hair gels.
The coppers that still "dont get it", chasing dude in the hopes that they can get in the "I dropped the hammer" club.






1/16/2017 11:38:00 AM  
Blogger Charlie said...

I would like to see Obama and his allege DOJ work the streets of Chicago for 6 months as the same duties of a working street police officer. But they won't, they are too scared.

God bless our Men & Woman in Law Enforcement, that work for a living. Not those in the Obama's DOJ

1/16/2017 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Page 100; "The impact of the lack of in-service training cannot be overstated." For years the state of Illinois funds allocated to CPD for in-service training (over $300k per annum) have been misspent at best. AC-H (Now occupying Jim Hickey's former office in R&D)took those funds and bought her way to headquarters. Hey, DOJ..Demand she produce records of expenditure of those funds, among others.

1/16/2017 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Page 51 of the DOJ report states that a lot of people do not sign an affidavit for a complaint because they can't take off work from a weekday to sit through a lengthy interview. That is complete bullshit, this department will bend over fucking backwards to meet with someone on their terms for an affidavit, and not just on a weekday.Talk about misleading, or and all out lie.

1/16/2017 12:09:00 AM
Work what is the percentage of link card holders hoping for the esteemed ghetto lottery?

1/16/2017 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah he forgot the 8% which equals 102%

1/16/2017 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A big fuck you to Dean Angelo and the FOP for the BS health care they forced on us in 2017! How could you agree to this? Hey members, Just wait til you need to see your Dr's. Big changes. Tier I II and III Massive red tape. Several of my Drs are big bucks now. My wife has been on the phone and researching for two days. We've had to cancel Dr appointments cause they are now tier 2. This is a massive loss to the members. I'm hearing this is only done to FOP not Sgt Lt etc. Thanks FOP! Hope your out in March

1/16/2017 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Initial impressions how about this?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHZSfhd1X_8&feature=youtu.be

Blatant terrorism,it is on video, clear audio, clear faces OK when will the arrests start? Be careful and watchful everywhere these crazy wastes of life will do anything to hurt people. Wasn't jan shitkowskys husband involved in the terrorist acts at the Trump speech in Chicago which was canceled? How many coppers were hurt? why eddie why were police not in full riot gear? this was the ultimate pussyfication move now resign and let someone anyone that protects the troops take that spot!

1/16/2017 01:42:00 PM  
Blogger RICH said...

No foot chases! So if the offender runs you can't chase them? Lawyers with no poice experience telling us what to do.I am very glad to be retired

1/16/2017 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Interesting post on Facebook from former fop recording secretary Sid Davis speaking about how great a President Obama was. Then I noticed he's the "campaign coordinator" for a group running for Fop including Kevin Graham, Bill Dougherty, Preib, and Rich Augulair. If you don't believe me, check out their campaign website. Sid is front and center with the rest of the Obama lovers.

1/16/2017 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is racist to recruit in black neighborhoods more than in Asian , Caucasian and Hispanic neighborhoods .
did doj look into the fast merit promotions of blacks that pass up other races that actually passed the promotional exams
I bet they didn't
what abut lietenant test
maybe Trump can investigate
can wiki leaks find all private emails of rahm during the laquan McDonald payoff of $6,000,000 in hush money

1/16/2017 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Math is hard...

33% + 32% + 29% = 94% which is correct, so let me ask what kind of ahole doesn't consider Asians as humans? Add in the missing 8% and you will find that 102% was accurate.

1/16/2017 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh before calling names, check your math. You left out the 8% Asian, that would bring it to 102. Don't be so quick to call some one out.

1/16/2017 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Dept of Injustice simply used previous "reports" and changed names, stats and filled in the blank to fit their narrative. The whole thing is a sham!!

1/16/2017 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why did they arrest Ciardullo a day after the report comes out??

1/16/2017 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.....and 8% identify as Asian or multi-racial.....=102, some people cannot read.

1/16/2017 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot to add in the 8% asian.

1/16/2017 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) now its the city law departments fault not rahms and the 50:

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/01/16/justice-officials-to-investigate-chicagos-law-department/

Hope Trump puts the boot in the ass of the elected here quickly Chicagos crime is off the charts out of control!

1/16/2017 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They also added up the wrong number of Lt being investigated by the inspector general office for cheating. It should add up to 27 willing Rico offenders involved.

1/16/2017 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

102%. That's f'n rich.

1/16/2017 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Russians had Gary hidden. He was going to ask for asylum.

1/16/2017 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why did they arrest Ciardullo a day after the report comes out??

1/16/2017 3:24:00 PM

It must have started cooking a couple of months back and just finished.

1/16/2017 06:37:00 PM  
Blogger stash the polski guy said...

hey SCC, rule #7 should extend to math majors.

1/16/2017 07:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If crime increases on the mag mile over the next 5-10 and businesses and/or retail start to leave, watch out. People don't flock to Chicago for Millenium Park or Maggie Daley Park. If the city doesn't seem safe anymore, it ain't gonna be pretty.

1/16/2017 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"33% + 32% + 29% = 94%, wouldn't want to work a traffic car with you."
(guessing the poor guy got stiffed more than once)
Open your eyes, you missed the 8% Asian.
Maybe there's was a DonO'Neil .020 margin of diversity error factored in the 102%.
Is that racist?
Sorry.

1/16/2017 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
A big fuck you to Dean Angelo and the FOP for the BS health care they forced on us in 2017! How could you agree to this? Hey members, Just wait til you need to see your Dr's. Big changes. Tier I II and III Massive red tape. Several of my Drs are big bucks now. My wife has been on the phone and researching for two days. We've had to cancel Dr appointments cause they are now tier 2. This is a massive loss to the members. I'm hearing this is only done to FOP not Sgt Lt etc. Thanks FOP! Hope your out in March

1/16/2017 01:32:00 PM

Sorry the Sgts have had this shit for two years. You got an extension for two years in the last contract. Blame Jimmy Ade.

1/16/2017 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Interesting post on Facebook from former fop recording secretary Sid Davis speaking about how great a President Obama was. Then I noticed he's the "campaign coordinator" for a group running for Fop including Kevin Graham, Bill Dougherty, Preib, and Rich Augulair. If you don't believe me, check out their campaign website. Sid is front and center with the rest of the Obama lovers.

1/16/2017 02:21:00 PM

Three years ago Bill Dougherty said in a Southdown Star newspaper article that Obamacare was a good option for retirees.

Sid Davis also destroyed all of the tapes of board meeting before Angelo took office.

1/16/2017 09:27:00 PM  
Blogger Robert Peel said...

Anonymous said...

Interesting post on Facebook from former fop recording secretary Sid Davis speaking about how great a President Obama was. Then I noticed he's the "campaign coordinator" for a group running for Fop including Kevin Graham, Bill Dougherty, Preib, and Rich Augulair. If you don't believe me, check out their campaign website. Sid is front and center with the rest of the Obama lovers.

1/16/2017 02:21:00 PM

Look at the picture Ag-u-liar, Davis, Donahue, Dougherty, Graham all are Obama and Emmanuel supporters.

Donahue was the only board member to support Rahm Emmanuel. Donahue has been on the FOP payroll 19 straight years!!!

Preib and Bartlett what are you guys thinking?

1/16/2017 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Point if interest.

http://city-journal.org/html/statistical-evidence-not-required-14968.html

1/16/2017 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can tell how biased this report is just from the fact that all of the "evidence" is anecdotal in nature and their finding is that the police are unconstitutionally stopping and using force against people. Yet with promotions, it isn't true even though they have all of the merit lists and see the incompetence at the highest levels. ..It's just that the department doesn't tell officers what a good solid free from ethical violations system is in place now...
Fucking corrupt bunch of cocksuckers....

1/17/2017 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
(OT) now its the city law departments fault not rahms and the 50:

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/01/16/justice-officials-to-investigate-chicagos-law-department/

Hope Trump puts the boot in the ass of the elected here quickly Chicagos crime is off the charts out of control!

1/16/2017 03:39:00 PM

We need a new version of Elliot Ness and his "UNTOUCHABLES" in this cesspool!

1/17/2017 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A big fuck you to Dean Angelo and the FOP for the BS health care they forced on us in 2017! How could you agree to this? Hey members, Just wait til you need to see your Dr's. Big changes. Tier I II and III Massive red tape. Several of my Drs are big bucks now. My wife has been on the phone and researching for two days. We've had to cancel Dr appointments cause they are now tier 2. This is a massive loss to the members. I'm hearing this is only done to FOP not Sgt Lt etc. Thanks FOP! Hope your out in March

1/16/2017 01:32:00 PM

You are wrong. Ade gave in to the city as a sign of good faith a few years ago.

1/17/2017 01:54:00 PM  

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