Sunday, February 12, 2017

Federal Sweep

Looks like the "Trump-effect" is impacting the federal side of things already. They're pulling down wires and issuing indictments - something we heard far too little of the last eight years:
  • Chicago Police and federal prosecutors said Friday they’ve arrested 15 people involved in a heroin operation that included buyers first calling a hotline to set up a meeting spot.

    And that hotline was so busy, the feds say it rang about 1,000 times a day.

    U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon said at Chicago Police headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan Ave., that the prosecutors believe the 15 people arrested were selling more than 11 kilograms of heroin every six months through a single phone line investigators dubbed “the Vanna White line.”

    He said investigators tapped the phone line and estimated 193,000 phone calls were made in six months to that one land line in an apartment in Wentworth Gardens, the public housing complex between 37th Street and Pershing Road on Wentworth Avenue.

    “That is, if my math is right, about a 1,000 calls a day,” Fardon said. “Think about what that means from the perspective of the demand and the heroin problem.”
And that's just the south side.

We have a hard time believing that there were only 15 people involved though. If this is just creating a power "vacuum" at the top, the south side could be in for a rough stretch as things sort themselves out with increased gun play.

Nice start though.

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64 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aren't the gardens supposed to be senior/disabled apartments? And so close to HQ? Wow

2/12/2017 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone notice no major indictments of any black gangs during Obamas presidency? And he pardons second in charge of Gd's on his way out the door. Probably just a coincidence.

2/12/2017 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I kept telling people that the lack of 90 day sweeps under McCarthy would be the death of this city. Glad they're coming back.

2/12/2017 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, President Trump, for doing the work ignored for eight long years by Barry Sotero, Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch. You, DJT, are my hero!

2/12/2017 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh no... The poor hypes... The way things are going with county eliminating the cash bond bullshit... County is gonna be empty--- empty jail means the assholes will play, and hopefully commit some crimes against our democratic voting friends-- go into whole foods and eat what ever since they don't have loss prevention

2/12/2017 02:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I generally have no respect for feebs, they're extremely slimy in my opinion but in the case of whats happening in this city I hope it gets flooded with them. They are bound to turn up tons of crap in shitty hall and CPD back door promotions. I would love to see this swamp drained. Lots of nasty crocodiles swimming around this shithole.

2/12/2017 04:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lots of nasty crocodiles swimming around this shithole.

2/12/2017 04:04:00 AM

Don't insult crocodiles like that. They only take what they need, care for their young and have structure within their bask or float whichever term you want to use to describe a group of them. I don't think a crocodile would eat a politician, be like eating a used diaper.

2/12/2017 05:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sweep was being planned before the election. It's an Obama sweep, not Trumps.

2/12/2017 05:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about sweeping a few aldermen, judges, state reps, a mayor, and toss in Madigan for good measure.

2/12/2017 06:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yawn, 15 is small potatoes.

2/12/2017 06:49:00 AM  
Blogger dave said...

Start picking up the illegal gang members drain the herd alittle

2/12/2017 07:04:00 AM  
Blogger Jack Trumpblood said...

President The Donald is my hero too.

2/12/2017 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somehow "Big Head Ed" will take some credit to make hisself look good

2/12/2017 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zachary Fardon should have been this aggressive when he first took office. Pack your bags, Zack. And a big F/U for your pandering to the Lynch mob and Ms Gupta's DOJ report.

Retired .38 spl +P

2/12/2017 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey maybe the could get a wire for one Phake Phather's lines , bet that would turn up some really interesting shit now wouldn't it

2/12/2017 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the going rate for heroin in Chicago ? How much was this hot line bringing in ?

2/12/2017 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What self respecting drug dealer uses a landline phone?

2/12/2017 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow!! a 1000x a day

2/12/2017 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you see fat head ed just staring into the camera,he looked like really..hilarious....he don't have a clue....in the meantime wheeeezzeeee was taking a few hours off from her busy day in 009....

2/12/2017 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about those cheaters in the Sergeant and Lt test?
Sweep their asses

2/12/2017 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had to be more than 15 involved.

2/12/2017 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what idiot still uses a land line to sling dope?

2/12/2017 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT but I can't stand the way the tribune make the headlines. For example today, "11-year-old boy killed in Englewood wreck, involving 2 SUV's, CTA bus: police." Now to someone with an education we can understand what that comment means. But to the average reader, it implies that the police were involved in this kids death. Most of the stories the trib printed are from other sources so why don't they type it out that way for everything? No. Just when they want the police to look bad: anonymous

2/12/2017 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to the 011th Dist Commander, sure they're doing sweeps but it's not the right sweeps and that's why his ditrict is out of control. It couldn't be his dumb ass with no idea of how to run a district.

2/12/2017 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"go into whole foods and eat what ever since they don't have loss prevention"

An effeminate deli clerk and the female manager were all they needed to not prevent grazers. At Sams club, going in with la familia, they don't eat as well as they have to open the packages and eat in the aisles.

2/12/2017 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aren't the gardens supposed to be senior/disabled apartments? And so close to HQ? Wow

2/12/2017 12:11:00 AM

You're probably thinking about the buildings on Wentworth between 31st and 33rd Streets.

2/12/2017 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think about the wide open borders Obama left us and the power of the Mexican cartels

2/12/2017 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eric Holder is the Devil!!!

Prosecuting whoever he wanted..

Starting the Offender is the Victim movement

2/12/2017 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vanna White Line....Maybe if white people gave their kids some love and not a new iPad or BMW there would be less addicts... CIA involved in the heroine epidemic across the country like the 80's crack epidemic.... Across the nation white people drugged out in the front seat kids watching iPads in the back seat... sad...

2/12/2017 09:54:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

Good job Feds. Now how about doing that every week.

And Thank You President Trump (and AG Sessions) for putting Law & Order at the forefront of your priorities. Enough with the dope pushers and gangs running roughshod over society. And btw, for unleashing ICE in deporting Illegal Alien Felons, the so-called 'non violent' felons too. ID Theft & SS Card Fraud is NOT a victimless crime and the illegal alien doing it is not 'law abiding'. Odds are that same illegal is VOTING too! (and screw the family. families of embezzlers and all White Collar criminals get broken up too when they're eventually busted.)

That being said this part of the article made my brain twitch a little: ......
---> U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon said and estimated 193,000 phone calls were made in six months .... “That is, if my math is right, about a 1,000 calls a day,” Fardon said. <---

Uh, no Mr Fardon. Your math is not correct. Six months has approx 180 days. So 1,000 calls a day would be 180,000 calls for six months, which is 13,000 calls fewer. It's actually 1,072(+/-) calls a day to get 193,000 -- closer to 1,100 than 1,000.

But that's okay Zach. If you were good at math you'd be an Engineer not a Lawyer :-)

(Sorry, but I'm a bit anal retentive when it comes to math. I can't help it, it's that 40+ yrs in Mechanical Engineering (Commercial Construction Industry))

2/12/2017 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never really agreed with that "vacuum" causes chaos and death, To a certain extent there is some validity to it. So far as Chicago goes, there is so much we haven't touched in the crime world in the last 8 years. THAT is what has caused us to be the murder city of the USA. When we start in on these gangs, there will be too big a vacuum to fill. Fill the prisons. Crime and mayhem will fall. Only a fool disagrees with that, and they are out of office.

2/12/2017 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/26/texas-gov-abbott-threatens-to-oust-officials-who-promote-sanctuary-cities.html


Texas is apparently really leading the way.

2/12/2017 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There go the politicians kickbacks.....

2/12/2017 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG The FEDS got off there ASS finally , and are doing what they were suppose to be doing a Long Time ago , no matter who the Hell is in Office .

2/12/2017 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This does not bode well for some Chicago residents and voters.

2/12/2017 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This operation has been going on for more than 20 years, my partner's and I had a cooperating junkie and had several arrests from the phone ahead for the drop point and time operation and we did it in uniform. After developing more info I contacted former high school friend who had Command of Hsg and offered our informant. He had a so called hot shit Hsg tact guy who wore a beard call me and I laid out the operation and the informant and his answer was "I never had an informant willing to work for nothing other than to not be arrested for hypo possession". Arrogant asshole had a chance 20 years ago at glory. This operation also worked outside of Pub' Hsg' and took a Fed' hit in the early 90's. It was so bold as to have the "BGD's" come into white neighborhoods park in grocery store parking lot and serve the junkies car to car. I saw it when I was grocery shopping, no cell phone to call it in, oh well.

2/12/2017 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shakey-Jake Fardon, wow. Is this guy ever wrong.
He would of been a star if he stood up to Rahm and the DOJ.
He's the Fed equivalent of GMac and two knocks above JPud.
Somebody please let him know Lowretta Lynch is no longer US Atty General, Chicago doesn't need theatrics and paltry numbers.

•The Vanna White Line: I'd like to but a vowel and solve the puzzle...
R_HM IS _N _SSHOLE

The 3rd Ward encompasses HQ where the operation was going on. So much for having the Police in the neighborhood to quell crime.
Why wasn't the AlderThief included in the arrest?

Start indicting the Aldermen that allow such criminal enterprises and activities to flourish.
Only 48 of them all agree that Police are the problem, not the drugs and guns.

2/12/2017 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drugs dealers are just misunderstood . That's why Obama pardoned all of them

2/12/2017 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How Bout Tapping in to RAHM's phone Line also , and Madigans Phone Lines , they find some shit going on there too , Same shit Republicans and Democrat's no body's life is gotten better in the last 20 Yrs ,and get ready for more TAXES

2/12/2017 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MARTIAL LAW BABY , MARTIAL LAW , Bring in the Troops , And Clean Up CITY HALL too while there here , cut out all the Petty Bullshit TALK that isn't going to get a Damn thing Done , Politicians Need to Grow Some Balls , TRUMP isn't doing it either , He should grow some Balls and go meet with the The Black Gangster Disc , Or The Hobos , Or The El Rukins , What a Joke , you watch nothing will really get done .ALL Bullshit , they dont have the Balls to get to the right heart of it all ,

2/12/2017 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

I forgot the name of the asshole who use to say Never let a tragedy go unused...
Like the body count, the crime....geez who said that again??

I guess if you don't have a tragedy create one.

2/12/2017 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I like Trump, this looks like a Sgt M. N. OP. Believe it or not those guys always have something good cookin.

2/12/2017 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember Blago's wire- who was coming on the phone that morning?

2/12/2017 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Citizen reader: This is a step in the right direction. More please. If there will be courtroom justice it will have to be in Fedral Court and the suburban residents are going to have to be in the jury pool. Cook County Courts are not getting the job done. The thuggery that plagues Chicago will have to be prosecuted in Federal Court. That means I can serve on a Federal jury too and I cannot wait. How many motherfuckers can I vote guilty for in one day? Make a decent case Zach and there will no doubt in my mind.

2/12/2017 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Line line :I know a guy who wouldn't put a tap on the land
Line and we would e there before the runner left the house
They could not believe the got caught it work all the time got to think out of the bow !

2/12/2017 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fardon is a phony who lets Rahm get away with anything. He has to go.

2/12/2017 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hot Pursuit said...
I forgot the name of the asshole who use to say Never let a tragedy go unused...
Like the body count, the crime....geez who said that again??

I guess if you don't have a tragedy create one.
2/12/2017 02:14:00 PM

"Never let a crisis go to waste", was the quote. You're welcome.

2/12/2017 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Uh, no Mr Fardon. Your math is not correct. Six months has approx 180 days. So 1,000 calls a day would be 180,000 calls for six months, which is 13,000 calls fewer. It's actually 1,072(+/-) calls a day to get 193,000 -- closer to 1,100 than 1,000.

But that's okay Zach. If you were good at math you'd be an Engineer not a Lawyer :-)

(Sorry, but I'm a bit anal retentive when it comes to math. I can't help it, it's that 40+ yrs in Mechanical Engineering (Commercial Construction Industry))
2/12/2017 10:06:00 AM

Since math is your thing, how about you just assume six months equal 182 1/2 days?

2/12/2017 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This sweep was being planned before the election. It's an Obama sweep, not Trumps.
2/12/2017 05:43:00 AM

It's the COUNTRY's sweep.
It's to the COUNTRY's benefit.
It belongs to the COUNTRY, not whoever's President.

2/12/2017 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

"What self respecting drug dealer uses a landline phone?"

2/12/2017 07:49:00 AM

And...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"wow!! a 1000x a day"

2/12/2017 07:51:00 AM


Jayzus!

And to think the old man used to
flip his wig if the phone rang more than
3X a day...

2/12/2017 07:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"an apartment in Wentworth Gardens."

Hmmm. And they want a low-income building in 016, which they will screen for and only allow tenants with spotless backgrounds?

Riiiiiiight.

2/12/2017 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They want it and they'll get it. Good luck 016

2/12/2017 09:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kid was shot in the stomach and killed in 016, foster/northwest highway. Nice are to move to-used to be.

2/12/2017 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so done with WGN and theTribune... between Steve Bertram complaining about
Ivanka Trump's earrings and the story about the poor bastard from Indiana trying to smear VP
Pence. Go to the Indiana paper with it. That's why Steve Dahl on WLS will survive. He entertains ALL. hope bob and MM learn from him. Bub bye Wendy and Bill. Hello. Bob and MM

2/12/2017 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...


Uh, no Mr Fardon. Your math is not correct. Six months has approx 180 days. So 1,000 calls a day would be 180,000 calls for six months, which is 13,000 calls fewer. It's actually 1,072(+/-) calls a day to get 193,000 -- closer to 1,100 than 1,000.

But that's okay Zach. If you were good at math you'd be an Engineer not a Lawyer :-)

(Sorry, but I'm a bit anal retentive when it comes to math. I can't help it, it's that 40+ yrs in Mechanical Engineering (Commercial Construction Industry))
2/12/2017 10:06:00 AM

Since math is your thing, how about you just assume six months equal 182 1/2 days?

2/12/2017 06:10:00 PM


Not the O/P but since you're nit-picking,
how about you assume six months is actually
(and accurately) equal to 182 5/8 days X 8
or 365 1/4 X 4 = 1461...
The 1 which carried over into the Leap Year
which is 366 days. Look for 29 Feb of any year.

Damn... Just had one last year. No?

CRASH!

>Brick thrown from inside a glass house...<

2/12/2017 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo that the case is now closed. 10-4 to the dispatcher. You were never alone.

2/12/2017 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This operation has been going on for more than 20 years, my partner's and I had a cooperating junkie and had several arrests from the phone ahead for the drop point and time operation and we did it in uniform. After developing more info I contacted former high school friend who had Command of Hsg and offered our informant. He had a so called hot shit Hsg tact guy who wore a beard call me and I laid out the operation and the informant and his answer was "I never had an informant willing to work for nothing other than to not be arrested for hypo possession". Arrogant asshole had a chance 20 years ago at glory. This operation also worked outside of Pub' Hsg' and took a Fed' hit in the early 90's. It was so bold as to have the "BGD's" come into white neighborhoods park in grocery store parking lot and serve the junkies car to car. I saw it when I was grocery shopping, no cell phone to call it in, oh well."

--Will you Marry me?

2/12/2017 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A new Sheriff in town and I don't mean silly Puddy Dart. Trump is 100% behind law enforcement. Like Dumbocrats say...Elections have consequences.

2/12/2017 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
This sweep was being planned before the election. It's an Obama sweep, not Trumps.

Didn't bush plan out the raid on Binladen? But
Barry took credit for it or am I wrong?

2/13/2017 06:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as our democratic politicians tell the sheeple
drug crimes , non violent criminals
to many people of color in jail
tell that to the family of those 2 young girls
I dare you , tell their mom & dad how those non violent criminals deserved a second chance

2/13/2017 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

actually wasn't Obama deporting quite a bit in his first term?

2/13/2017 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
This sweep was being planned before the election. It's an Obama sweep, not Trumps.
2/12/2017 05:43:00 AM

It's the COUNTRY's sweep.
It's to the COUNTRY's benefit.
It belongs to the COUNTRY, not whoever's President.

2/12/2017 06:12:00 PM

HAHAHAHAHA yeah right! That was hilarious! Tell another one!

2/13/2017 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And, WGN-TV's Dean Richards can toddle-off down the road. At the Grammy Awards, Chance the Rapper, a Chicago man, repeatedly thanked God for his good fortune when accepting each of his awards. It was nice to hear. He also thanked his family and the City of Chicago. Dean Richards reported that Chance thanked his family and the City of Chicago, but made no mention of God. With all the carnage in our city, omitting God is not the way to go. Dean, are you afraid to say the word God? Well, God bless you Dean. I hope God does bless you because you certainly need it.

2/13/2017 08:07:00 PM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

+++ 2/12/2017 06:10:00 PM || Since math is your thing, how about you just assume six months equal 182 1/2 days? +++

Yeah I could have done that, but I also could have prefaced my 180 with the word 'approx'. Oh wait, I did.

Have a nice day. LOL

2/14/2017 10:18:00 AM  

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