Sunday, March 19, 2017

Seriously? SERIOUSLY???

  • As Chicago police ramp up their ticketing of bicyclists, more than twice as many citations are being written in African-American communities than in white or Latino areas, a Tribune review of police statistics has found.

    The top 10 community areas for bike tickets from 2008 to Sept. 22, 2016, include seven that are majority African-American and three that are majority Latino. From the areas with the most tickets written to the least, they are Austin, North Lawndale, Humboldt Park, South Lawndale, Chicago Lawn, West Englewood, Roseland, West Garfield Park, New City and South Chicago.

    Not a single majority-white area ranked in the top 10, despite biking's popularity in white areas such as West Town and Lincoln Park.
And then the supposed "reporter" uses this as an example:
  • African-American cyclist Patric McCoy, 70, said he's experienced the heightened enforcement firsthand.

    McCoy had just left his Kenwood condo on a frigid January evening to go to dinner when he was stopped by two Chicago police officers in an unmarked car. The white officers told McCoy repeatedly that he could be ticketed for riding on the sidewalk and even arrested, and McCoy said he waited in the cold while they ran his driver's license to check for warrants. Eventually, they let him go without a ticket.

    McCoy, who said he was only on the sidewalk in front of his own building and a neighboring building and already off the bike when he was stopped, supports enforcing the rules but said it cannot be "arbitrary and capricious."
Um....it isn't "arbitrary and capricious" if you were breaking the law. We don't have Chapter and Verse, but it reads pretty much anyone over the age of 12 (?) who rides a bicycle on the sidewalk is breaking the law.

He was justifiably stopped because he WAS BREAKING THE LAW, not because he was black. You break the law, you attract the attention of the police, who are tasked with.....enforcing the law! If you ride a bike, you are a vehicle and you are supposed to use the road and obey the Rules of the Road - that's why Rahm has been wasting million of dollars on bike lanes.

Perhaps there some sort of correlation between obeying traffic laws and certain communities? Would the media like to cover that? Because we seem to recall other "studies" that show a prevalence of traffic enforcement in those listed communities and Rahm just unveiled some plan we mentioned last week about trying to cut down on fatal accidents in...(wait for it)...those listed communities, too.

Tell you what Rahm, Special Ed, Tribune "fake news" reporters - we will ask once again, for a list of laws and ordinances that certain people (or folks) don't have to bother to obey. Just let us know, and we'll be sure to post it here so everyone can know exactly what is and isn't expected of the community. Because obviously, the cops don't know their jobs.

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134 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds like a big FU to those who just enforce the law, keep doing work folks this is your reward....po's just don't get it!!!

3/19/2017 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are you officers doing anything?

3/19/2017 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most hipsters in the "white" areas use the bike lanes or at least almost never ride on the sidewalk. In the hood most don't know what a bike lane is. But then again they drive cars savagely in the hood with little regard for bikers or pedestrians or life in general. But who's fault is that?

3/19/2017 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, and they wonder why so many of us just collect a paycheck. If you do ANY work, you are accused of being a racist. If you just smile and give them their report, they can't do shit. Take your paper and just go away.

3/19/2017 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The coppers making the stop, were probably Tac guys with hair-gel, Operator Beards and of course the mandatory baseball caps, to identify them as White Boy Tac. I guess at this point any activity will keep you in C.D., so bicyclists are better than dime bag drop cases. However, the Real Lesson here is anything, and I mean anything along the line of enforcement will be subject to criticism and viewed thru the prism of Racial Profiling. SO GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT: DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING BUT ANSWER YOUR CALLS, ARREST ONLY ON SIGNED COMPLAINTS AND PROTECT EACH OTHER. The Reality is in front of you but sometimes when you are too close you do not see clearly. In the 60's Miranda v. Az, forever changed how police could respond to suspects in custody. However, Rahm's Agreement with the ACLU, has changed Chicago Policing even more than Miranda. If someone is in custody it is on Probable Cause, but the ACLU agreement puts the Officer in a position of being GUILTY OF RACIAL PROFILING, UNTIL ARTICULATED OTHERWISE! Consider what I am saying carefully; YOU are ASSUMED to be doing Something Wrong for just Stopping someone of color, on Reasonable Suspicion!Yet in perhaps the most segregated city in America, if you work in "Da Hood", you will only encounter People of Color. And if you doubt what I am saying, review what the former U.S. Attorney for Northern Illinois said as he left. He, not just me, He acknowledged that the ACLU effect was real. All OF THIS TO ATONE FOR RAHM, ROUNDTREE AND SEVERAL OF THE CURRENT GOLD STARS SUPPRESSING THE MC DONALD VIDEO! IF you are Dumb enough to do Proactive Policing in this City, you deserve No Sympathy, and nobody should buy a ticket to your benefit. Shitcaga/Wilmette Values! Baby "G"

3/19/2017 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it was racist for the federal government to use a tax law to charge Al Capone.

3/19/2017 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's the best we can do. They don't want the minority's getting criminal charges so all we have left is traffic and anov / fine court We is the mayor and supt to speak up It's like they want us to be ghost payrollers. And I'm cool with that. Let's do 1000 homicides this year. Red tape is cheap.

3/19/2017 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The former Sgt says:

"I find that to be incredible, to have such a disparity like that," Taliaferro says.

Don't know the guy, but did he ever say that to the brass when he was wearing a white shirt? Did he sit idly by, or did he demand activity like so many others? He knows why there's so many cops in those districts, but now it's apparent he has officially become an alder-creature. Some districts don't even have enough cops to handle jobs let alone have the time to hand out ordinance violations.

3/19/2017 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bicyclists are required to follow the laws governing vehicle traffic/movement/obeying traffic devices (625 ILCS 5/11). Also, there are provisions in the law for bicyclists to follow governing the operation of bicycles specifically(625 ILCS 5/11). Chicago ordinances (9-52) governing the operation of a bicycle clearly mirror applicable Illinois law. Every bicyclist on the roadway during darkness is required to have a light on the front of the bicycle and a light or red reflector on the back. Every bicycle will have a braking system.

Pedestrians also have legal requirements governing the movement in traffic/on the roadway (625 ILCS 5/11) and (9-60).

When there is ignorance of the law, enforcement is always perceived to be racist by liberals and minorities. It is their way of justifying their ignorance and why they are stopped.

3/19/2017 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm? Isn't VRI placed in those areas? Is there any connection there? Hello McFly?

3/19/2017 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my, another boy crys wolf case of "racism" lol

Stats and the most violent race of all humankind could never be the reason right?

3/19/2017 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes it is better to just turn a blind eye to minor infractions. Stay fetal.

3/19/2017 01:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Perhaps there some sort of correlation between obeying traffic laws and certain communities? Would the media like to cover that? Because we seem to recall other "studies" that show a prevalence of traffic enforcement in those listed communities and Rahm just unveiled some plan we mentioned last week about trying to cut down on fatal accidents in...(wait for it)...those listed communities, too."


If you put more police in a certain area, you're going to see more enforcement in that area. It's not race-driven, it's mathematics-driven.

Scc, didn't you just do a story on how short 016 is? Perhaps if there were more cops on the street there, you would see more enforcement of this and other laws.


rb

3/19/2017 02:34:00 AM  
Anonymous bratton fan said...

I think the point is that most of us have seen a fair amount of adult sidewalk bike-riding, but few of us have ever seen anyone given a ticket for it. I mean, were there blind gangways opening onto that sidewalk? Toddlers wobbling across? Not even a warning?

3/19/2017 02:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The nitwits at the Fibune apparently never studied in college, or they'd have known that correlation does not prove causation. If an area is 90%+ black, then guess what? 90%+ of the people arrested or ticketed or questioned or encountering the cops will likely be..... wait for it.... BLACK! It has jack shit to do with racism, and everything to do with simple probability.

The probability of encountering a white person in a black neighborhood is slim, and THAT'S WHY the majority ticketed in those neighborhoods are black.

Stir in the fact that Pookie & Co. were also likely doing something to attract the cops - smoking a blunt while riding down the street, or riding with a 40 in one hand and ummm, it's not too hard to figure this out... But that doesn't fit the Libtard narrative, and here we are...

3/19/2017 02:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EXACTLY SCC you're right, That could have been easily covered in the justice dept March, Blood, Death handbook CPD got from Rahm & Barry's friends a few months back.

3/19/2017 02:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC:
Don't you get it? Us racist police are always the problem... at least according to DOJ, BLM, "the community", Rahm and the alderthieves and the media.
They've got an agenda to push and never let facts or truths get in their way.

3/19/2017 03:36:00 AM  
Anonymous lil george said...

I love when white liberals ask you a question and you give them an honest answer. The response is always the same:"no. There's no way that happened. Really?" We'll yes tribune lib reporter, leave your high rise and see what REALLY happens. But no, easier to suck off rahm from a keyboard

3/19/2017 03:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC - Is this another "anecdotal" account like the DOJ report was replete with? Did the reporter actually see a copy of the ticket or did the gentleman tell his story so he could get a free lunch courtesy of the World's Greatest Newspaper?
Last year, was working a security detail at Harrison & Springfield and it was interesting how many bicyclists were in the area after midnight, when the temperature was about 20 degrees. Of course, the youthful riders were wearing dark clothing and had no light, so Rahm's traffic safety program has another problem to deal with. Quite a few pedestrians were using the footbridge across I 290 as well. Now will the Fibune even dare ask what was their purpose riding in a violent, drug vending area next to the Eisenhower Xway?

Retired .38 spl +P

3/19/2017 04:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bike on sidewalk

Walk in street

Cross street when you see the red blinking hand

All SOP on south and west side

3/19/2017 05:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic back to the 002 !!!
On that chicks instragram @englewoodchick
She has a text from Eddie Johnson!!!!
Officers are all over in the background in her videos!!
And she is seen In one behind he desk with the captain!!!
Really WTF!!!! So your officers mean nothing to you huh
Superintendent!!

3/19/2017 05:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read another article recently that the majority of dog poop left behind/not picked up was also in mostly African American communities. Rules only apply to certain individuals.

3/19/2017 05:48:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

It must have been a slow news day.

3/19/2017 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous DaveL said...

I'm sure biking is very popular is some affluent white areas.

Biking in winter, not so much.

3/19/2017 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why is anybody buying that rag in the first place? new york times is having issues with dwindling readership over their blatant bias. why not fibune?

3/19/2017 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the reason why I stopped buying this shit paper. Every headline has racial or social-agenda overtones, from the minorities to the poor innocent illegals. The only time they write anything positive about law enforcement is when one of us gets murdered by the common slug from the hood.

3/19/2017 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is not their fault. You couldn't read rules either if you were taught in CPS.

3/19/2017 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Lt. Hanley CPD (ret) said...

When will society and the media in particular realize that a very substansial number of people of color do not respect the law or hold it in contempt and think that they do not have to obey it? No,not all, but a very substansial number of them believe that.

3/19/2017 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They need to get around and sell there dope they don't have a car it's in the pound

3/19/2017 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are so many civilian cars on the streets at night with blue lights showing in the front and rear? This is illegal yet they are never ticketed.

3/19/2017 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

STOP BREAKING THE LAW PERIOD! And you won't have to deal with the Police. If citizens from other areas are not affected is because THEY FOLLOW THE LAW PERIOD.

3/19/2017 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is funny as he'll!!! Hahaha!!! I can picture the headlines, "Police Stopping Blacks in Black Neighborhoods" and in Hong Kong, Police Stopping Too Many Chinese", who the hell does the media think will be stopped in black neighborhoods, Canadians?

J.J.

3/19/2017 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck the tribune!!

3/19/2017 08:05:00 AM  
Blogger Tombstone courage said...

Worked foot patrol. Senior citizens begged me to get bicyclists off sidewalks. They fear collision. Bone breaking injuries that don't heal well in old age.

3/19/2017 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spread the police evenly across city even into white crime free neighborhoods and to insure fairness only arrest as many blacks and Hispanics as whites .... Fuck em

3/19/2017 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The article is FRONT PAGE on top...everyone please put the author MARY WISNIEWSKI in for the "Lets try to divide our communities" award. Sounds like police are trying to keep folks safe...F - Trib

3/19/2017 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trump supporters should sue Chicago and Jan Scamkowski's husband after getting beaten at UIC


http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/03/355736/


3/19/2017 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there any chance that the District Commanders are in an informal contest to see who can recover the most hot bikes? (Note to Trib Hot = Stolen.

3/19/2017 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe any copper would actually bother with that. What a great way to get into a confrontation with one of these assholes and put yourself at risk, for what? a bike ticket!

3/19/2017 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why in God's name is anyone giving tickets to bikers or anyone for that matter?
Back each other up and go home

3/19/2017 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the hell are the police doing? Fetal remember. Really who cares about a guy riding a bike. get real, what are we thinking.

FIDO forget it drive on

3/19/2017 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its easy for any reporter to figure out, film 2 areas at any given time and see who does what, white areas and black areas. 0503am hit the nail on the head. its what they do. who crosses against light or walks slowly in the street.

3/19/2017 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes...there are certain neighborhoods in the city with significantly higher statistics such as arrests, tickets, use of force..etc. discovered by everyone including the DOJ...

BUT DOES ANYONE COMPREHEND that WHEN you STICK 80% OF THE MANPOWER of the ENTIRE DEPARTMENT in those neighborhoods, you are naturally going to have higher numbers?!?!!

If you have 100+ officers working in a district on any given night you will obviously will have higher numbers than a district where they have 4 total cars up the entire shift (look at the logs of 016, 020, 017 compared to the logs of 007, 006, 010, 011, 015). And a lot of those districts with all that manpower have even more manpower coming in from OCD, Area Sat and Gun teams and GED and Tact teams from the north side districts.

Just because you provide raw data and statistics from a one-sided view, doesn't mean you tell the TRUE and ACCURATE story...
The DOJ and the MEDIA need to have common sense when it comes to gathering and reporting data.

3/19/2017 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again "Law and order ceases to exist in the ghetto and for the people or folks of color" they cannot commit any crimes against man as documented in the left, liberal, progressive play book...

3/19/2017 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry SCC - I believe the numbers! I was always tempted to write that ticket but knew for the most part it was pimpy unless you knew the guy was a bad guy and wanted your PC - go ahead let me have it hard chargers!111

3/19/2017 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is chicken shit stops, I'm sorry but who plays traffic on bikes; what happened to crime fighters.

3/19/2017 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone review they body cams?

3/19/2017 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wheeeezzzzeeee was seen leaving 009 early last week on her bike trying to stay under the radar....She however stayed in the bike lanes....

3/19/2017 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous West Suburban Cop said...

This happened in Kenwood? Then the real germane question is: how many blocks from former President Obama's house did this occur?!?

3/19/2017 09:20:00 AM  
Blogger dda6ga dda6ga said...

Tribune Media the CNN of the Midwest...

3/19/2017 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's like the brouhaha about the property tax grace period being cut from one year to eight months. Announce it from the pulpits for the next three Sundays. If you pay your property taxes on time you don't have to worry about grace periods.

3/19/2017 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anything to try and paint the police as the bad guys

3/19/2017 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Special rules for special people.

3/19/2017 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So CPD is "ramping up" these stops and they use stats from 2008 to 2016? No one told me we were supposed to be ramping up since 2008. I feel left out now.

3/19/2017 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First thing that came from my mouth after reading this nonsense BULLSCHLIT was....ARRRRRGGGGG...I mean WTF, And the sad thing about this article is these Snow Flakes are going to AGREE with this SHIT...Once again...ARRRRGGGGGG......YEEESH, we are so DOOMED......

3/19/2017 10:09:00 AM  
Blogger BirdsnBlooms1 said...

Insanity! Obviously, the ACLU doesn't want police to stop people of 'color.'
Then don't. Let the a-holes do as they please. When a pedestrian gets hurt, rider and pedestrian can settle the matter themselves.
The city can clean up the bones...bring the body bags.
If enough officers go fetal, the good citizens of the west/south sides will plead for help.

The 70-year-old, McCoy, and his ilks can cry racism all they want. Lib-Tune dotes on 'those bad coppers tales,' and will continue reporting bullshit. All the while, white liberals will march with blm.
Same applies to other local stations.
Media stirs the race pot. One reason their are a good number of anti-police assholes.


3/19/2017 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bikes that are being stopped are all stolen anyways.

3/19/2017 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perfect opportunity for Rham and Ed to show support for the Chicago Police Department and thier officers. Educate the public. The city deploys more officers to the areas that have more crime. Sadly, statistics reveal that male black subjects commit the majority of the violent crime in this city. Bosses deploy officers to these areas and want proactive police activity. Logically the percentage of stops shoukd coincide with offender demographics. What us so hard to understand? Speak up Rham, Alderman and Ed and Flop.

3/19/2017 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have 17 years on,I've never seen a bicycle rider given a ticket.

3/19/2017 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

because of the high rates of violence in black and brown communities, there are way more cops assigned there, at the demand of the elected officials. Way more cops brings about way more enforcement of laws, laws based on behavior, not race. Couple that with the propensity of minorities to use bikes to sell drugs and do carry guns to shoot people, you have the perfect storm. No mention of how many bikers are selling drugs or carrying guns in the two white areas of the city mentioned by the Tribune. Just another media bash piece of the police. There will be more coming soon, very soon, as contract talks heat up this Summer.

3/19/2017 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And later in the article it specifically states that the most bike/traffic related fatalities occur.....in AUSTIN!!!!
So there is more enforcement where there are more fatalities!!!! Wow! What a story!

3/19/2017 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

humboldt park is white ... the bikers,anyway, are ALL WHITE

3/19/2017 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

remember the CPS said it was racist because all the black kids were getting suspended? what a joke

no one even addressed whether it was deserved, just that most getting suspensions were black, and therefore racts

3/19/2017 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Ret 2010 said...



9 Vehicles, Traffic And Rail Transportation9-52 Bicycles – Operation§ 9-52-020 Riding bicycles on sidewalks and certain roadways
§ 9-52-020

Riding bicycles on sidewalks and certain roadways

a.

Unless the prohibition imposed by subsection (c) applies, a person may ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk within a business district, but only if such sidewalk has been officially designated and marked as a bicycle route, or such sidewalk is used to enter the nearest roadway, intersection or designated bicycle path, or to access a bicycle share station.

b.

Unless the prohibition imposed by subsection (c) applies, a person 12 or more years of age may ride a bicycle upon any sidewalk in any district, but only if such sidewalk has been officially designated and marked as a bicycle route, or such sidewalk is used to enter the nearest roadway, intersection or designated bicycle path, or to access a bicycle share station.

3/19/2017 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the bizarro west side world they ride their bikes on the sidewalk when they're supposed to ride in the street and the pedestrians walk in the street when they're supposed to walk on the sidewalk.

3/19/2017 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I grew up in the city and always rode my bike on the sidewalk. You want to get run over by some lunatic texting on his sailfoam, go ahead and ride in the street. I'd rather get a ticket than squished like a bug. Stupid law in general, except in areas where there are a lot of pedestrians. The news story is fake news though. More nonsense racist crap.

3/19/2017 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My assumption for the last few years is that the majority of writers for the Trib were 20 something BLM members. Stopped even looking at their website. Unless you intentionally want to be aggravated whats the point?

3/19/2017 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take zero action in the 'hood.

3/19/2017 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...




And in Sunday's Libune we find yet one more goofball editorial from the drug-obsessed Steve Chapman.

The whole state and city are in a death spiral and all these jackasses can do is scream for drug legalization write fake news stories about racist L.E.


3/19/2017 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many other urchins to stop than a 70 yr. old...if he was really stopped or even riding a bicycle.
The sharp journalist, on a whim baited and found an ignorant old man who just wanted to talk to anyone who'd listen.
Of course we all know that KenWoods is home of The Lyin'Hawaiian obama.

Lets say 100% of cyclists break the law at some point in their journeys, if it bothers you, write it - no breaks.
Getting complaints? Don't stop or write. Simple.

Looking for burglars and shooters on bikes is a stretch, stopping an old fart is hardly serving any purpose other than if he was a suspect.
Nowadays if you're in a Sect 8 & SSI a $1,000 bike is not a big deal.
Even though ghetto bike travel is a tad safer on sidewalks, the streets are loaded with shooting thugs and distracted FaceBooks Live driving like...someone who needs to get a ticket and I bond.
Don't expect the media blame the community for the bad riding and driving habits or having been entitled with cultural privileges.

Hope there's no ISR or the CR.
But was it a mission for Bike Traffic stops by Tact...that's an embarrassing shame to cater to the Lt.
No shame for the pimping and just plain old ass kissing.

Be safe - Stop the Stopping.

3/19/2017 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously SCC you must get the truth out. If Kevin Graham doesn't live in Lincolnshire just come clean and answer some questions. I know he was followed home to Lincolnshire by IAD. They have photos of Kevin in uniform inside the house then changed his clothes walking around in the house. He has to be followed for 4 straight days. After he was caught 3 days in a row an Administrative Sergeant in IAD found out and called Kevin tipping him off. That's why he didn't get fired on the spot. Coincidentally the IAD Sergeant ran with Kevin on the FOP Blue Wave Ticket in 2002. This can easily be refuted if this is a lie. Im sure there is another investigation under way as we speak. Let the truth set you free.

3/19/2017 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the fuck already.

Screw this city and its politicians. Let these politicians break partners. Go ahead and fuck with my start times. Change my watch. I can still guarantee you we'll be a lot happier than those politicians. Let those of color do whatever they want and if you're going to stop anyone let it be the whites. Murders will rise again but our ticket, stops, and arrest stats will be all good.

And for those go getters don't cry later how you can't find a job after this department and its countless politicians throw you to the media piss ants.

3/19/2017 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have lived in the city for years and I am not seeing a white person riding a bicycle on the sidewalk.

3/19/2017 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are two worlds out there, different rules and different ways of thinking, I fear this will not end well. Too bad there are some good people caught in-between.

3/19/2017 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because smug a-holes in West Town, Near North, Bucktown and LP ride in the streets instead of ON the sidewalks like they do in 007,011 & 015.

Rham has spent (and continues to spend) TENS OF MILLIONS on bike lanes in this City...maybe they should learn how to respect the law instead of ALWAYS being contrarian!

3/19/2017 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quick question....Is it racist that all the gas stations, convienece stores, fast food restaurants etc have bulletproof glass in the ghetto, protecting their employees and none in white neighborhoods or suburbs?

3/19/2017 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is nothing but an attempt of the Tribune to make the CPD look like a racist organization. Yes, there is a disparity but no one seems to want to look any further then that as to the reasons for the disparity. It reminds me of the reason the federal courts used to bring in racial quotas in hiring and promotion, adverse impact.

3/19/2017 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Looks like Kevin Graham already took part of his advice. Moved out of the city and brings his own bags when he shops. Brings a lot of bags I might add. Glad we play by the rules and live in the City that pays us. Not that I would move out but the rule is the rule and I knew that when I took this job. Want to change it then do so, but don't tell me you are going to fight for me with this hanging over your head. At the very least take the water bill out of your name. Selling your house to Rhambo's cousin is just a bonus.

https://www.google.com/amp/chicago.suntimes.com/news/chicago-fop-candidates-suburban-home-prompts-residency-ruckus/amp/

3/18/2017 08:27:00 AM

1. This was the worst kept secret in the city. I’ve know about it for three years. From Kevin’s lips to my ears.

2. Kevin is and always been political. You don’t get hired as a Forest preserve policeman without a phone call.

3. Kevin sold his Chicago home to Les Smulevitz, an uncle of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

4. Kevin gaurds Rahm’s house.

5. Kevin is Mark Donahue’s puppet.

6. Mark Donahue is the only member of FOP’s board to endorse Rahm.

7. You connect the dots.

Just like the cheating scandal I suspect IAD was told to ignore this and someone dropped a dime. If we had elected Graham the city would own him. The city could fire him anytime they wanted. I voted for Shields. I was voting for Graham but he is a liability now. Angelo by default.

3/19/2017 02:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The former Sgt says:

"I find that to be incredible, to have such a disparity like that," Taliaferro says.
_________________________________________________________________

This was the same guy when he was in 025 3rd watch demanding activity, and telling them they "better not be coming in with zeros". Heard he gave PPOs in foot patrol the same speech, kind of ironic that he would just sit in the basement of 025 doing his law work(hes an attorney) on the citys dime, working half tours with the other foot sgts.

3/19/2017 02:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drug dealers, users and their security all like to use bikes to move around. Great for calling out the police, quick get away and no impound fees. The use of the bicycle is costs nothing and is readily available in the ghetto thanks to Rhamm providing the Divvy's at basically no cost to them. Why do they waste millions of dollars on sidewalks and painted bike lanes/crosswalks in those communities? None are used by bikes. They just drive their cars in them like they don't exist anyway. If we started enforcing that ordinance, guess which communities would recieve the most tickets? Rules don't apply to them and if you try to enforce them "it makes you racist" (media). How come the knock out game against whites and the thousands of attacks/robberies of whites for sport every year is never labeled as racist? Why does the media forget to mention the race of black offenders but scream "WHITE" offender anytime the roles are reversed? A lot of questions that Jo one cares to answer. All can be satisfied by calling the askee a racist I guess.

3/19/2017 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before the current bicycle rage, years ago I worked on a tact team with a guy on the west side who hated seeing dude on a bike...he would always stop them. He said that's how they move there dope around. Just thinking back, when I worked with him we stopped maybe 5 people on bikes, 4 had dope and a gun on them,1 of them actually shot at us, and the 5th one was actually just getting exercise. Be alert people!!!!

Old Retired Guy

3/19/2017 02:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having cops in minority areas enforcing the law is racist.

Not having cops in minority areas enforcing the law is racist.

Working your ass off to protect and serve the good people of Chicago is racist.

Staying fetal (but doing your paperwork and backing your fellow officers) is racist.


3/19/2017 03:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, you know it's like the old joke about a newspaper headline: "Asteroid hits the Earth tonight, women and minorities are to suffer the most".

3/19/2017 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having driven thru both minority and white areas of the city. You can tell the area by how people respect the traffic laws. In most white areas, people generally obey the traffic laws more ( not that they are all perfect ' but in the other areas, WOW, bike are everywhere, except where they should be) You see more people riding against the flow of traffic, wrong way on the streets and blowing thru lights. I think the traffic division should be let loose with the harlsy's and go after all of Rhams friends on two wheels.

3/19/2017 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another reason why tickets are wrote in white neighborhoods, is cause those neighborhoods don't have a shit ton of cops there... Quadruple the number of cops there, you will see more tickets

3/19/2017 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't stop the "Fake News ". The more they do it the more it will expose them for who they are. Agenda driven social engineers. All that tuition paid to be story tellers.

3/19/2017 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This could be a segment:

Drinking on the public way while black,

Selling loose cigarettes while black,

Urinating on the public way while black,

Smoking at a gas station while black..........

Something tells me these journalists don't buy their booze at a liquor store with 15 people hanging in front, taking turns selling loosies, everyone drinking and using the building as a urinal. Or pump their gas at a gas station, which is also the neighborhood night club.

3/19/2017 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disability Dean hit a new low when he went to the press saying his opponent in the FOP election lives outside the city. Dean you were on "disability " for 9 years and should've never been allowed to run for FOP president in the first place now you will be retired before negotiations for the new contract take place which means you can't even negotiate the contract.
Dean really shows he is more like his master rahm when all else fails make up a bad news story about the police to take the focus off you.

Vote Kevin Graham he won't sell his soul to rahm

3/19/2017 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most hipsters in the "white" areas use the bike lanes or at least almost never ride on the sidewalk. In the hood most don't know what a bike lane is. But then again they drive cars savagely in the hood with little regard for bikers or pedestrians or life in general. But who's fault is that?

3/19/2017 12:23:00 AM

-----


Surely it's Trump's fault.


....or Rauner's.


3/19/2017 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Work a sidejob at a local news station and laughed out loud at a complication of traffic stops sent by O'Hare Aviation Police to an investigative reporter highlighting how dangerous their job is. My question is how and why were they all done outside the airport in neighboring suburbs? This has to be the dumbest thing I have ever seen in 21 years on.

3/19/2017 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that former aldermam mary oconnor is behind tim heneegan , beware 41st ward mary oconnor is a big piece of sh-t

3/19/2017 05:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Baby G..are you that jealous of my beard?.. stfu and go get me a radio.

3/19/2017 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone who has any sense would not, ever, bike on a main street not only in Chicago, but also in the burbs. No sidewalks in the burbs, no street lights and fast traffic. In the city, idiots who do not have bike lights, wear dark clothing and run traffic control devices. I am surprised that more people are not killed or seriously injured. I bike, but I take my bike to the forest preserves or remain on side streets. SUVs, distracted drivers, crazy dcrivers, speeding drivers. odds are not good for bikers.

3/19/2017 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Tac guys with hair-gel"
------got to love it, Chicago

3/19/2017 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous The Hunch said...

OT, this is serious.
If the Inspector General doesn't do the honest thing, and release the results of and recommended punishment for the lieutenant cheating exams by Wednesday of this week , I will forward a roster of Noble members with serious ethical and moral flaws to SCC with supporting document that I hope they publish. it's a pretty long list and highly embarrassing to the department and Noble, and especially to Eddie.
Call it spring cleaning.
I'm ashamed of him. He turned from one of he best choices for superintendent to one of the worst superintendents the department ever had.
He hammers punishes and fires working cops and takes care of his political flunkies, and cheating buddies. Truly a disgusting excuse of a man.

3/19/2017 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did the Tribune ever consider the number of police officers per square mile in this city when preparing this story, absolutely not. One beat in the primarily white district 016 is bigger than the entire 015 district that is all black. 2 officers patrolling the same geography that 350 officers in the 015 th district patrol. WTF did you think the outcome would be? Higher concentration of police equals more enforcement. I know this simple and common sense analogy may be too much for the Tribune writers to grasp. College education does not guarantee unbiased common sense reporting but does seem to provide instant qualification for writing articles for the National Enquirer. Very fake news at its finest.

3/19/2017 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey account. Off topic but please address if I can. This current fop prez is really pulling bs in an effort to get re-elected. First he sends out a notice on fop news blast that invites all to a candidate forum. This all done without consulting the other candidate Of course a stop put on by arbitrator. Then he was to have a state of the union gathering at hall today but thy was also stopped by arbitrator. Wow really itching to get re-elected and pissing all active coppers and retireea offf in the mean time .

3/19/2017 07:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh I forgot the other tidbit. He is attempting to delay election for 2 more weeks. Wtf!

3/19/2017 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Um....it isn't "arbitrary and capricious" if you were breaking the law. We don't have Chapter and Verse, but it reads pretty much anyone over the age of 12 (?) who rides a bicycle on the sidewalk is breaking the law."

There's also something called discretion. Imagine your career primarily consisted of locking up juvy's for possession of cigs, jaywalking and failure to clean your sidewalk.

3/19/2017 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does boo boo likes to walk in the streets anyhow?

3/19/2017 08:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really,??? The worst kept secret?? Hardly. If you think that you may want to step out of the sub-basement/porn room.

I applied for forest preserve police once and I turned it down because it was bullshit and only 20 an hour. Crap job. I had no pllitical clout. Your a goof.
Whatever Dean says.. HE leaked this because he is losing... ballots going out late???? Couno pushed back??? Yea... it's all by design and the design of Dean himself. Your being played. Wakeup.

3/19/2017 08:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Hunch Said... please do. Is someone from IAD finally tired of the corruption? Blow it up! Go deeper! Blow up the Greeks, the Dillon crew, and all the corrupt while your at it.

3/19/2017 08:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever.

Subsidize my insurance and I'll leave cook county tonight!

😊

3/19/2017 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Baby G..are you that jealous of my beard?.. stfu and go get me a radio.

3/19/2017 05:57:00 PM

I am not Baby G and i am not a former Millitary Person.

The beard and the tatoos are NOT intimadiating anyone who respects the law.

Do you think "Joe" is scared of you because your beard and/or tats?

Welcome to the game kid.

How you ACT is who you are.

We know, so do they...

3/19/2017 08:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes. But where can I get my ANOV quota met to work VRI special employment?

3/19/2017 08:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Tribune reports that 'Whites ride bikes on sidewalk at Millenium Park!' It does not report about anyone riding in the million dollar bike lanes on East 100th Street. Oh Rahm.....Hello.. rethink this budget item please.

3/19/2017 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Disability Dean hit a new low when he went to the press saying his opponent in the FOP election lives outside the city. Dean you were on "disability " for 9 years and should've never been allowed to run for FOP president in the first place now you will be retired before negotiations for the new contract take place which means you can't even negotiate the contract.
Dean really shows he is more like his master rahm when all else fails make up a bad news story about the police to take the focus off you.

Vote Kevin Graham he won't sell his soul to rahm

Nah, just his house to Rahm's uncle! I will take a pass on Graham and stick with Dean.

3/19/2017 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How are the new improved ACLU approved ISR working out
Crime down ?

3/19/2017 09:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone go to @englewoodbarbie
Scroll through the pictures and you will
Find BLM with our super and a text from him to her

3/19/2017 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to ride my bicycle on the sidewalk when I was a kid back in the 60s. No big deal back then.

If it is an issue today it must be racism, institutional racism!
/sarcasm off

3/19/2017 10:18:00 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

Does anyone really read the Tribune or Chicago Sun-Times anymore?

3/19/2017 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disability Dean hit a new low when he went to the press saying his opponent in the FOP election lives outside the city. Dean you were on "disability " for 9 years and should've never been allowed to run for FOP president in the first place now you will be retired before negotiations for the new contract take place which means you can't even negotiate the contract.
Dean really shows he is more like his master rahm when all else fails make up a bad news story about the police to take the focus off you.

Vote Kevin Graham he won't sell his soul to rahm


No, he'll only sell his house to Rahms uncle...


http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/chicago-fop-candidates-suburban-home-prompts-residency-ruckus/

Wake up, it's a win win for Rahm! They both seem to be in his pocket! We are totally fucked!

3/19/2017 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't do shit

3/19/2017 11:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Work a sidejob at a local news station and laughed out loud at a complication of traffic stops sent by O'Hare Aviation Police to an investigative reporter highlighting how dangerous their job is. My question is how and why were they all done outside the airport in neighboring suburbs? This has to be the dumbest thing I have ever seen in 21 years on.



The ones that do this are complete idiots and they won't be happy until someone gets hurt or killed. Unarmed, with no legal authority to stop and/or write a vehicle on the public way a ticket, and they're doing it in the 'burbs too...just stupid.

3/19/2017 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The favorite ticket I ever wrote was to a kid on a bike going the wrong way on a one way. Why did you write this ticket, the judge asked in traffic court when I testified the ticket was written not to someone on a motor bike but to a person riding on a regular bicycle.

"I observed (identifying the 16 yr old M/1) this gentleman knock down a woman, grab her purse, jump on his bike and flee...." the judge cut me off, banging down his gavel, GUILTY...$100 fine!

It was the only punishment he received. He was a juvenile. Victim had her purse back and wasn't injured and did not show in juvenile court after the first continuance. (They always wore the victims down in juvenile court.) Still makes me smile to this day.

ORG (old retired guy)

3/19/2017 11:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

"Tac guys with hair-gel"
------got to love it, Chicago

3/19/2017 06:03:00 PM


Dippity-Do
Vs.
The World?

3/20/2017 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't buy that tribune rag or the scum times to wipe my ass with in the event I needed to take a crap. Both of these publications are useless for anything other than the sale adds that are inserted in them every Sunday and I'm not about to pay good money for that. Who the fuck is stupid enough to purchase them?

3/20/2017 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey. Anyone heard from Special Ed lately?

3/20/2017 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Work a sidejob at a local news station and laughed out loud at a complication of traffic stops sent by O'Hare Aviation Police to an investigative reporter highlighting how dangerous their job is. My question is how and why were they all done outside the airport in neighboring suburbs? This has to be the dumbest thing I have ever seen in 21 years on.

Sleeping with the enemy is what you are doing. The aviation police are trying to hold on to their job and you are bragging about working for a local news station. You should be ashamed of your turn coat actions and stop criticizing others you tool.

3/20/2017 03:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to know how this reporter found this 70 year old man. He wasn't ticketed...so it couldn't be from that non-record. Lucky, chance meeting a a local tavern? Solicited response? Oh... And all of you calling it Pimpy... Back then, it was a great way to get gun and drug pinches... Bad guys tend to make it difficult for police to catch them. No longer... Stay fetal.

3/20/2017 04:38:00 AM  
Anonymous CppThis said...

The Libune is so worthless. Here they have a perfect opportunity to kiss Rahm's ass over the bike paths and/or suggest that laws requiring cyclists to play dodgecar with drunk, psychotic Illinois drivers aren't the greatest idea ever and should be revisited. But no, they gotta throw all that away and bang the wai-sizz drum yet again to make the cake eating northsiders and their dipshit SJW spawn feel so precious. What really cracks me up is that for all the local media's obvious disdain for law enforcement they refuse to go anywhere near the actual scandals that would hit CPD where it hurts (cheating, clout etc.) because it doesn't fit the class warfare narrative. Plus it might make their Machine overlords look bad, and we can't have that.

3/20/2017 04:40:00 AM  
Blogger BirdsnBlooms1 said...

Anonymous said...
In the bizarro west side world they ride their bikes on the sidewalk when they're supposed to ride in the street and the pedestrians walk in the street when they're supposed to walk on the sidewalk.
3/19/2017 11:54:00 AM

All I have to say is, LMAO!

3/20/2017 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Yes. But where can I get my ANOV quota met to work VRI special employment?

3/19/2017 08:55:00 PM

It's not a quota dogass, VRI is voluntary so you don't have to do it.

3/20/2017 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aldercreature is a $120,000 a year part time job , free health insurance , concealed carry permit an expense account with a pension .
that crap has to end

3/20/2017 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever is a person of color is a victim. Whoever is not a person of color is racist. That is the democrat platform

3/20/2017 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/19/2017 11:54:00 AM,

It is not bizarro in a crime infested neighborhood. Both actions are survival techniques. Try learning something instead of making fun of the residents.

3/20/2017 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the 4 bicycles anyone has seen in the last two years...

3/21/2017 02:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's face it, VRI is solving nothing

3/21/2017 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please come to Logan Square, it's a goldmine of unlawful bikers!

3/21/2017 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/20/2017 09:21:00 PM


So why do they do it in non crime infested neighborhoods?

Because the "hood" follows them perhaps?

3/21/2017 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Please come to Logan Square, it's a goldmine of unlawful bikers!
3/21/2017 08:58:00 AM

Wrong way around the monument, terrifying oncoming drivers? Hopping curbs, sidewalk to street, to sidewalk, depending on what's fastest, but ignoring pedestrians? KICKING stationary cars, because they didn't allow the biker a leisurely five feet of leeway?
You mean THOSE kinds of things?

3/21/2017 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of tickets. Why won't the department of transportation ticket Rahm's construction workers donors who park illegally on wabash and roosevelt. Sickening.

3/21/2017 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
"Um....it isn't "arbitrary and capricious" if you were breaking the law. We don't have Chapter and Verse, but it reads pretty much anyone over the age of 12 (?) who rides a bicycle on the sidewalk is breaking the law."

There's also something called discretion. Imagine your career primarily consisted of locking up juvy's for possession of cigs, jaywalking and failure to clean your sidewalk.

3/19/2017 07:46:00 PM

Actually in the current Anti Police atmosphere....Code Enforcement of this type might be a safe way to avoid getting jammed up.
Let the Admin Law Officers at Superior or the Judges at the Daley Center toss these tickets if they want to.

Write them up, show up for court if you have to and respond to radio calls only.

3/26/2017 07:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Speaking of tickets. Why won't the department of transportation ticket Rahm's construction workers donors who park illegally on wabash and roosevelt. Sickening.

3/21/2017 05:33:00 PM

Not knowing the Construction Company name due to the lack of its inclusion:

There is a chance (mind you) that the particular vehicles all had CDOT parking permits displayed on the vehicles that allows them to ignore everything except Hydrants and HCP.

Get out of your squad...walk over to the vehicles and look for the Permits....they have a City Seal on them...and either CDOT or OEMC and dates/times and valid locations of usage on them.

Don't see them displayed?

Write the vehicles for 9-64-170 D: Commercial Vehicle parking ban: No CDOT permit displayed.

125$ fine and Activity!

A lot of the connected companies like Meade or Chrissy Weber have these types of permits. If you've never seen one before you can even flag over an AT & T vehicle...they have them in their vehicles and can show you what they look like.





Regards,

Finance Guy on a Bike.

3/26/2017 07:57:00 PM  

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