Saturday, April 15, 2017

Taking the Night Off

SCC is busy, maybe we're out of town, and we're going to take the night off.

Use this as an open thread for now and feel free to comment on previous threads. We'll get back to posting shortly.

Right now we're celebrating a happy occasion and blogging is taking a back seat to life.

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143 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jack Daniels single barrel 128.1 proof.

4/15/2017 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Easter to the full CPD family. I know the job has sucked for a while, but I wouldn't want to go through this shit without the friends and family I have on this job. Be safe and enjoy your loved ones this weeekend.

4/15/2017 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As it should be. Enjoy spirits of the sky.

4/15/2017 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are flying, make sure if you are asked to give up your seat, act like a jagoff and flop around and smash your head on the seat. Then you wont have to worry about the pension.

4/15/2017 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Dean o jr said...

You'll all be sorry you didn't vote my dad in!!!

4/15/2017 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all the coppers talking crap about the officers who want residency removed, go screw your self!! Lazy asses like you are the reason why this city fucks us from the rear without that lube! You are so selfish and scared for your precious preoperty value that your willing to be good little sheep for Rham and the rest of the city that has shitted all over you. It's why you can't even stick together and not work VRI when the FOP asks you! It's why you can't get you dog ass to mail in a ballot and vote! You are pathetic! If you don't want to move then so be it good for you! But EVERYONE should have the right to live where ever they want! Times change! But it only will happen if we stick together. Obviously other things are more important than residency like pension, healthcare, salary and contractual rights but we should fight for it all!

4/15/2017 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take the night off, last minute?!?! Well SCC, don't be surprised when you return, to find out you're no longer on your car, or you're no longer with your partner, Chalkie, or your start time has been changed...or any combination thereof.

4/15/2017 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's going on in the 004th district, especially on 3rd watch? I'm hearing many rumors about a micro managing Lt pushing ISR's... No wonder sgts and po's have been jumping ship there. Any truth to this, been hearing it at court and VRI lately.

4/15/2017 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all the new detectives that were sworn in today. Although they won't hit the streets til next week, you are sorely needed. Stay safe.

4/15/2017 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless you SCC

4/15/2017 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got a confession to make. Last week I ran into this weird cop at traffic court. When he saw me looking at my F.O.P. runoff ballot, he offered me a grape flavored cigar if he could have it. I ended up taking the deal. Not sure whom he wanted to vote twice for, and I didn't ask. I know what I did was wrong and I deeply regret doing it.

4/15/2017 02:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a copper but here's to all good coppers.

It's a thin blue line between civilized society and ... what? What's become of this city & country? But thank goodness for workaday police officers who still stand up willing to protect civilians (as in civil citizens) from those whose mindset is anything but civil.

Stay safe you guys & gals. And thanks.

4/15/2017 02:03:00 AM  
Blogger Bradoplata said...

Quitters

4/15/2017 02:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So right . . . family, friends and your own well being should never take a back seat to this job. If you let it, this job will take your soul and the government hacks will take everything else. Do not let them win.

4/15/2017 02:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh what the hell SCC, don't go getting all staying fetal on me!!

4/15/2017 02:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I know this message won't reach you, I just wanted to say a lot of us miss you, JQ. You tought me some lessons many years ago that stay with me today. You certainly had your demons but I feel lucky to have called you a friend.

4/15/2017 02:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The New Era Chi and Detroit another vehicle for George Soros to fight the police. Here come the liberal media spin turn on those cameras be safe all.

4/15/2017 02:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You deserve a rest.

4/15/2017 04:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah finally feeling the effects of rahm and his evil cabal, close your eyes and sleep, sleep you'll awake refreshed and not recall anything...

4/15/2017 04:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You with Kim Jong-un at the Day of the Sun Celebration?

4/15/2017 04:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Celebrating a happy occasion you say SCC

Could it be that Tiny dancer suddenly quit & Took Special Ed & Wheezy with him??

Or could it be that the residency rule was repealed & your moving outta town??

sarcasm off

4/15/2017 05:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At this time I would like to take the opportunity to thank SCC for their time, sacrifice and dedication to the members of the Chicago Police Department. This blog is a result of that sacrifice, taking many hours away from their personal and family lives to provide this valuable resource. I know I speak for all of our members when I say THANK YOU for your time, dedication and expertise in addressing the many issues that effect us, "on da' job." Enjoy your well deserved time off, and here's wishing you, your family and our entire police and fellow first responders a happy and healthy Easter. God Bless and watch over you, one and all and God Bless America!

4/15/2017 05:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a good time.
Blogging should always take a backseat to life.

4/15/2017 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First order of business for our new FOP contract should be to get rid of the clause that states that the alderthieves are required to ratify or agree with our contract. This was put in years ago. Take that out of our contract and replace it with "arbitration" if an agreement cannot be made with the City.

4/15/2017 06:53:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Wow. Now I will have nothing to talk about at Beatrice's.

4/15/2017 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can the exempt staff stop wearing those grandpa uniform sweaters on tv?

Very unprofessional, taking it a step further...that sweater and that other fleece jacket should no longer be part of the uniform options.

4/15/2017 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Hispanic gang warfare has to stop. Yesterday around 3pm. hundreds of them were on 68th street dragging a guy down the street and crucified him on a tree. They were wearing helmets and carrying spears....I think they were Kings, the one crucified was wearing a crown and they called him Heyzues..

4/15/2017 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a safe trip

4/15/2017 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its nice to see once a year you take time off. Not being a troll but this bolg has gotten to doomy and gloomy. Scc, take a long break. Enjoy life, friends, and family. I promise you most on the job dont give a shit about all the bad news on here. Enjoy your vacation brother

4/15/2017 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank u SCC. Its about time u take a rest but Ill miss u!

4/15/2017 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wondering why Kim Foxx hasn't sought to comment on the international incident on the United Flight. Any word of charges, if not ...why?

4/15/2017 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wheeeezzzzeeee even took the "day off"(no slip required) ;)

4/15/2017 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC how about a thread on the worst commanders over the last 25 years? It would be a long one.

4/15/2017 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sue for residency!!!

4/15/2017 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys against residency via law suit stfu already . You can stay. Enjoy it. " it was part of your employment " no shit asshat so was many things that changed and or improved or got worse. Get out of the way of progress

4/14/2017 06:58:00 PM

Let's talk about residency, look at the burbs first. Most have a certain number of miles you can live from the station, some 10 some 15 some I've heard as far as 50. Others have geographical boundaries such as must stay in these two counties etc. This is in case of emergency and coppers need to be called in off duty. So say the law changes and residency is lifted, you have have to be high off your ass to think the city will let people leave the county. If they even let you go more than 10 miles from the city border they ain't going to let you live in Indiana. And sure there are a few nice places you can live within 10 miles from the city limits. But how many houses are for sale? All of a sudden 5000 coppers are trying to move to Palos or Park Ridge? The city will claim the need to call upon us at the last minute for some disaster as a need to keep us close. Sure I would love to move to will or Dupage county it ain't happening. I'm just a realist and I hope this aspect of distance requirements becomes part of the conversation going forward.

4/15/2017 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on your happy occasion. You guys are truly an asset and a powerful voice for us but even the big man upstairs took a day off. Enjoy

4/15/2017 08:52:00 AM  
Blogger The Song Remains The Same said...

Well deserved!!!

4/15/2017 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw that some sanctuary cities are going to sue the federal government for withholding federal funds. (These federal funds are working U.S. taxpayer dollars.) Anyhow, if I recall right, and please correct me if I am wrong, wouldn't these cities have to have the permission of the U.S. government to proceed with their lawsuit against the federal government? Same as a citizen trying to sue their state government.

J.J.

4/15/2017 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all the non police that read the blog. The police are attempting to keep a lid on the violence here. A culture of violence is the root to all the mayhem here. The war on the police helped put trump in the White House. Support the police.... they are there to help.

4/15/2017 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Physical gold and silver makes for a good investment. So does AUY stock. :)

4/15/2017 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn! Rahm got to you.




Enjoy, take the whole weekend.

4/15/2017 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC-

enjoy the time off...........you deserve a rest too.

thank you for the great blog.

not a cop, just a concerned citizen who loves to read the truth.

4/15/2017 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
What's going on in the 004th district, especially on 3rd watch? I'm hearing many rumors about a micro managing Lt pushing ISR's... No wonder sgts and po's have been jumping ship there. Any truth to this, been hearing it at court and VRI lately.

Buddy, you hit the nail on the head. Has been going on for about 6 months now. Place has gone to shit. PO's and Sgt's are bidding out every list that comes out. Commander is trying to hold people back from leaving saying officer safety.

4/15/2017 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
What's going on in the 004th district, especially on 3rd watch? I'm hearing many rumors about a micro managing Lt pushing ISR's... No wonder sgts and po's have been jumping ship there. Any truth to this, been hearing it at court and VRI lately.

4/15/2017 01:02:00 AM

Yep, this handjob preys on the naive and weak. He promises to take care of you if you go out there and get the numbers he wants. Supposedly gave the rah rah speech about being the real police to the po's involved in the paul oneal shooting prior to the actual shooting and look at how that turned out. Now he non chalantly says "yea, they'll be fired". Be careful with this guy, he desperately wants to get a gold star on the backs of naive po's. Commander NS needs to launch this guy or have him supervise the radio room only where he won't get himself or others in trouble.

4/15/2017 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
To all the coppers talking crap about the officers who want residency removed, go screw your self!! Lazy asses like you are the reason why this city fucks us from the rear without that lube! You are so selfish and scared for your precious preoperty value that your willing to be good little sheep for Rham and the rest of the city that has shitted all over you. It's why you can't even stick together and not work VRI when the FOP asks you! It's why you can't get you dog ass to mail in a ballot and vote! You are pathetic! If you don't want to move then so be it good for you! But EVERYONE should have the right to live where ever they want! Times change! But it only will happen if we stick together. Obviously other things are more important than residency like pension, healthcare, salary and contractual rights but we should fight for it all!

4/15/2017 12:35:00 AM

I agree. I would rather pay 15-18k in taxes than 10k for 1 child private tuition in addition to city taxes. I would also rather pay 400k for a larger home than 400k for an outdated ranch home in the edison park.

4/15/2017 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lotsa judges in the news this week.

It reminds me of what Vince Bugliosi said about them:


"A WORD ABOUT judges. The American people have an understandably negative view of politicians, public opinion polls show, and an equally negative view of lawyers. Conventional logic would seem to dictate that since a judge is normally both a politician and a lawyer,* people would have a markedly low opinion of them. But on the contrary, the mere investiture of a twenty-five-dollar black cotton robe elevates the denigrated lawyer-politician to a position of considerable honor and respect in our society, as if the garment itself miraculously imbues the person with qualities not previously possessed. As an example, judges have, for the most part, remained off-limits to the creators of popular entertainment, being depicted on screens large and small as learned men and women of stature and solemnity who are as impartial as sunlight. This depiction ignores reality. As to the political aspect of judges, the appointment† of judge-ships by governors (or the President in federal courts) has always been part and parcel of the political spoils or patronage system. For example, 97 percent of President Reagan’s appointees to the federal bench were Republicans. Thus, in the overwhelming majority of cases there is an umbilical cord between the appointment and politics. Either the appointee has personally labored long and hard in the political vineyards (as we have seen was the case with Judge King), or he is a favored friend of one who has, oftentimes a generous financial supporter of the party in power. As Roy Mersky, professor at the University of Texas Law School, says, “To be appointed a judge, to a great extent is a result of one’s political activity.” Consequently, lawyers entering courtrooms are frequently confronted with the specter of a new judge they’ve never heard of and know absolutely nothing about. The judge may never have distinguished himself in the legal profession, but a cursory investigation almost invariably reveals a political connection. (Of course, just because there is a political connection does not mean that the judge is not otherwise competent and qualified to sit on the bench. Many times he is.) Incredibly, and unfortunately, the political connection holds true all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, where, for instance, the last three Chief Justices—Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger, and, to a lesser extent, William Rehnquist—like so many of their predecessors in history, have all been creatures of politics.

4/15/2017 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judge (by Bugliosi) pt. II


Although there are many exceptions, by and large the bench boasts undistinguished lawyers whose principal qualification for the most important position in our legal system is the all-important political connection. Rarely, for instance, will a governor seek out a renowned but apolitical legal scholar, such as a highly regarded law school professor, and proffer a judgeship. It has been my experience and, I daresay, the experience of most veteran trial lawyers that the typical judge either has no or very scant trial experience as a lawyer, or is pompous* and dictatorial on the bench, or worst of all, is clearly partial to one side or the other in the lawsuit. Sometimes the judge displays all three infirmities. It’s always a great relief and pleasure to walk into court and find a judge who has had trial experience, knows the law, is completely impartial, and hasn’t let his judgeship swell his head. There are, of course, many such admirable judges in this country, but regrettably they are in the decided minority. For whatever reasons (undoubtedly the threat of being held in contempt of court ranks high), the great run of lawyers are intimidated by judges and continue to be outwardly respectful even when publicly humiliated by them. The lawyers’ complaints are made in private to each other and to their families. Commonly heard at any watering hole for the courthouse crowd is one lawyer crying to another over his first drink of the evening. “The judge is killing me in court.” The judge’s obligation in a jury trial is to be totally impartial, the decision on guilt being the exclusive province of the jury. For instance, federal judges take a swearing-in oath to “impartially discharge and perform their duties.” But time and time again a judge makes it very clear to the jury which side he prefers. This is a corruption and bastardization of our system of justice by the very people whom the law entrusts with the responsibility of insuring that it works properly and equitably. Unfortunately, jurors usually assume that whatever the judge says or does in court is correct and justified."

4/15/2017 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@2:03

didn't help help Deano!

4/15/2017 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy holiday SCC.

Go to hell rham.

Go to hell media.

Go to hell black caucus.

Go to jail Lt exam cheaters...we NOT forget.

Grow some balls IG Office.

Have a peaceful holiday my blue family.

4/15/2017 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dean has left the building turn off the lights

4/15/2017 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those wanting residency to be at the forefront of negotiations. First settle medical, then pension. Then look at discipline, salary and working conditions. Residency should be near the bottom. Where you live doesn't mean crap if you're impoverished by an illness or lose your job.

4/15/2017 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over/Under on shootings an homicides until Monday morning at 6am??
24 and 7??? To low?

4/15/2017 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

To all the coppers talking crap about the officers who want residency removed, go screw your self!! Lazy asses like you are the reason why this city fucks us from the rear without that lube! You are so selfish and scared for your precious preoperty value that your willing to be good little sheep for Rham and the rest of the city that has shitted all over you. It's why you can't even stick together and not work VRI when the FOP asks you! It's why you can't get you dog ass to mail in a ballot and vote! You are pathetic! If you don't want to move then so be it good for you! But EVERYONE should have the right to live where ever they want! Times change! But it only will happen if we stick together. Obviously other things are more important than residency like pension, healthcare, salary and contractual rights but we should fight for it all!

4/15/2017 12:35:00 AM

All this residency stuff, I would bet that less than 10% of the coppers would leave Chicago. Coppers are lazy and this would involve getting ready for work earlier and leaving the house on time to make roll call. Unless of course, your idea of moving "out" of ChiRaq is Norridge or Harwood Heights. Hell, all the guys I know that retired still live in the city!!!

4/15/2017 11:36:00 AM  
Blogger BirdsnBlooms1 said...

SCC...Happy Easter to you and yours.
God be with all officers throughout the world. Be safe.

According to HJA, so far, 0 killed, 7 wounded.
Will we go through a Holy weekend without blood being spilled?

4/15/2017 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing says Easter than Rahm in a pink bunny suit partaking in a little egg roll in pissbum Grant Park.

In other News:
WINNING AGAIN - Making America Great Again !
Democrats are fuming mad, Kim Jong didn't test any missiles and NK won't challenge the mighty USS Vinson
or a stern President Donald J. Trump.
The obama era and clintom red-line reset days are over.
A broken CNN will have to resort to showing stories about Hillary selling shoes for Katy Perry since there is no All Out War with NK.

Stay Fetal - don a bonnet and fill your basket.

4/15/2017 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for everything you do SCC.

Love ya!

4/15/2017 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

U a sovereign citizen, boycotting tax day?

4/15/2017 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just passed Dean he was shaking a begging cup in front of the Walgreens. He had Bella on all fours wearing a collar and leash. A sign claiming he was on disability and Bella was his handicap assistance animal. Dean had a jar of peanut butter in his back pocket. Go figure. I don't think he really needs the peanut butter.

4/15/2017 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


To all the coppers talking crap about the officers who want residency removed, go screw your self!! Lazy asses like you are the reason why this city fucks us from the rear without that lube! You are so selfish and scared for your precious preoperty value that your willing to be good little sheep for Rham and the rest of the city that has shitted all over you. It's why you can't even stick together and not work VRI when the FOP asks you! It's why you can't get you dog ass to mail in a ballot and vote! You are pathetic! If you don't want to move then so be it good for you! But EVERYONE should have the right to live where ever they want! Times change! But it only will happen if we stick together. Obviously other things are more important than residency like pension, healthcare, salary and contractual rights but we should fight for it all!


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Best thing I have read coming from (assuming) a fellow copper. Residency should be fought for and we should be able to live wherever the fuck we want. We should also stick together and show the city if we stick together how miserable we can make things for them but remember, when the city goes to hang us it'll be a copper to sell them the rope.

4/15/2017 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Life at the Bottom", a good read. Recommended here. 4 bucks on Kindle. About the utopia that is progressive Great Britain.

4/15/2017 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone else getting real sick and tired of the Black Caucus. People who want to run the police department but can't control their own neighborhoods. All that matters is the Blue Caucus. Be safe and have a good Easter.

4/15/2017 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys and gals If u are expecting a huge sea change at FLOP I beieve you will be sorely disappointed. That so called press conference was the most pathetic thing i have ever seen. Dont forget the first impression is usually the most lasting. Very disappointing

4/15/2017 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to use this opportunity to quote one of the great lines in American cinema, uttered by Maury Chaykin playing the role of Major Fambrough in "Dances With Wolves":

"Sir Knight, I just pissed in my pants and nobody can do anything about it!"

*taking a bow, thank you, thank you*

4/15/2017 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

".....or you're no longer with your partner, Chalkie, ...."
4/15/2017 12:38:00 AM


The intrinsic lone wolf has no 'partner', though many may seek to bask in the residual glow of exquisite, relentless success.

Minions, of which there are many, are, however, whenever, wherever, etc., most useful in their penchants for pernicious, profane proclivities......

Why, the purpose of the purpose could hardly be accomplished, with such relish, revelry and robustness without said malevolent minions.

SCC is merely the observer, pontificator, purveyor and advocate for those who seek, in inevitable futility, to alter the paths of the doomed.

But, hey, there is hope......after all.....what day is tomorrow?






Chalkie

4/15/2017 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A certain lieutenant test person is under investigation by the inspector general.

4/15/2017 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure about all districts, but it seems there is a redundant number of missions, zones, special attentions, emails, to-froms and event numbers. All of this to display end of tour activity that amounts to a few parkers, a tss card and some foot patrol. This is nothing more than an incompetent method of extreme micromanaging with little or no results except for holding cars down on nonsense as the crime rate soars and shitting on what's left of morale than flushing it.

4/15/2017 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi CPD brothers, nobody envies you. What a shitshow of a city. Glad things are different here in rural CO

4/15/2017 02:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously other things are more important than residency like pension, healthcare, salary and contractual rights but we should fight for it all!


It's not about only property value. Its about the D machine and control. You and I both knew when we signed up residency was a requirement. So boo hoo, we took the government job from a corrupt D controlled socialist run city. Yes it sucks, deal with it. You can't get 2 coppers to agree on where to eat and you think you can get all on board to fight the city BS. The powers that be are all political. The most important thing for them is to keep the city in the D column. Until the city changes from D to R your fucked by the puppet masters that run precincts, wards, and churches (because its all about the membership total and the propaganda spread to the unquestioning by the followers). So support make believe church leaders, not critical thinkers and maybe you'll get promoted well above your ability, to a NOBLE title. If you could leave the city you might increase the opposition parties odds of winning and making suburbia more powerful.

4/15/2017 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all the coppers... Don't forget their mother was a hamster and your father drove a bus! I fart in your general direction...etc!

4/15/2017 02:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm confused about what the real job title is re the Avation Police. Their job title is Avuation Security Officer. The Aviation Commissioner refers to them as Security Officers. How can the city get them into a state sanctioned Police Academy. Pwr state law, only sworn officers of Law Enforcement Agencies are admitted. I do recall that in order to get reimbursed by the FAA for providing security they had to hire officers that were certified. Again, are the Aviation Secilurity Officers sworn members of an officially recognized law enforcement agency?

4/15/2017 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kaven Graham don't be sucker in by Dougherty and Donahue with their buddy-buddy BS. Just remember what they did to Shields. Don't be their puppet. They are in it for themselves and always have been. FOP Lodge #7 is not their main concern $$$$. Good Luck.

4/15/2017 03:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

..SCC who are you ..really ?..

4/15/2017 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re...
To all the coppers talking crap about the officers who want residency removed, go screw your self!! Lazy asses like you are the reason why this city fucks us from the rear without that lube! You are so selfish and scared for your precious preoperty value that your willing to be good little sheep for Rham and the rest of the city that has shitted all over you. It's why you can't even stick together and not work VRI when the FOP asks you! It's why you can't get you dog ass to mail in a ballot and vote! You are pathetic! If you don't want to move then so be it good for you! But EVERYONE should have the right to live where ever they want! Times change! But it only will happen if we stick together. Obviously other things are more important than residency like pension, healthcare, salary and contractual rights but we should fight for it all!

4/15/2017 12:35:00 AM
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Well, let me say this grasshopper....
You're new to this job- yes, your 9 yrs doesn't mean shit.
We're looking out for "#1" which is me! I'm going to enjoy a huge profit when I sell my house and move to a better place outside this shithole city. What's wrong Millennial, are you sad you can't afford the McMansion in River North? Work harder like we all did before you. Or quit! You will never get the lion share of officers with 20yrs or more to want residency because we'd be fucking ourselves for a newbie like you. Relax, you'll be in our spot before you know it.

Okay, back to putting the pier in at the summer home.

4/15/2017 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Slackers...

4/15/2017 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cant wait for furlough myself. One more week!

4/15/2017 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's talk residency here folks/peoples.

I understand the importance of being a resident as well as the rest of us. The city knows this as well. Case law has proven that we could win if we are willing to be in the long haul to fight it in court. This would be detrimental for the city if we were to be successful (naturally Fire and other employees would follow). This could be a huge bargaining chip at the table. If the FOP uses this we might be able to get our pension funded, rights protected and maybe a bone thrown for a raise.

Thoughts? Counter arguments?

4/15/2017 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I can say is I respect each and everyone of you. I retired from Kalamazoo PD and Barry Township after 27 years. I listen to my brothers and sisters from CPD every night and I can't believe the shit all of you go through. Stay safe and may God bless all of you.

Officer Paul A. Bodnar Kalamazoo PD 9ret)

4/15/2017 05:18:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

Anonymous said...

..SCC who are you ..really ?..

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We're Batman.....or Batmen

4/15/2017 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, let me say this grasshopper....
You're new to this job- yes, your 9 yrs doesn't mean shit.
We're looking out for "#1" which is me! I'm going to enjoy a huge profit when I sell my house and move to a better place outside this shithole city. What's wrong Millennial, are you sad you can't afford the McMansion in River North? Work harder like we all did before you. Or quit! You will never get the lion share of officers with 20yrs or more to want residency because we'd be fucking ourselves for a newbie like you. Relax, you'll be in our spot before you know it.

Okay, back to putting the pier in at the summer home.

4/15/2017 03:56:00 PM

Huge profit? No, I don't think so. If residency were lifted property values on the South side would drop a bit, but not all that much and homes in the burbs are substantially higher with higher taxes and fees. You would have to move out of state to do better. I am retired and moved out one year after. Best move I ever made. I think the residency requirement should either be lifted through bar ginning or through court action. Your kids deserve better. Schools in many suburbs are pretty good.

4/15/2017 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ill take paying 400k out in the burbs over anywhere in the city. The grass is greener left cpd last year for a suburban department and couldn't be happier. Less shit heads too. Nice sized property and the schools are great.
But you guys keep being the "real police" and living in a war zone.

4/15/2017 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read an article about a CPS top aide to Claypool working at CPS since 2009 was found to have been living in Evergreen Park, so they gave him 3 months to resign. CPS won't immediately fire him and is giving home another 3 months of employment thru June 30, with pay at $140k a year.
They already have his replacement on the job and working for $30k more ($170k)...and he wasn't the first to be found violating CPS residency rules either, another guy resigned after being caught used a NW side apartment address while the wife lived in burbs.
Hmmmmm - that sounds familiar.


I recall Claypool being a "reform" candidate (like Rahm) for many city/county offices he held.
Let's see how many pensions funds he stands to drain;
besides the City of Chicago, there's CPS, CTA, Park District & Cook Co.

4/15/2017 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



Let's talk about residency, look at the burbs first. Most have a certain number of miles you can live from the station, some 10 some 15 some I've heard as far as 50. Others have geographical boundaries such as must stay in these two counties etc. This is in case of emergency and coppers need to be called in off duty. So say the law changes and residency is lifted, you have have to be high off your ass to think the city will let people leave the county. If they even let you go more than 10 miles from the city border they ain't going to let you live in Indiana. And sure there are a few nice places you can live within 10 miles from the city limits. But how many houses are for sale? All of a sudden 5000 coppers are trying to move to Palos or Park Ridge? The city will claim the need to call upon us at the last minute for some disaster as a need to keep us close. Sure I would love to move to will or Dupage county it ain't happening. I'm just a realist and I hope this aspect of distance requirements becomes part of the conversation going forward.

4/15/2017 08:40:00 AM

Interesting take. Since the city bumps up to Indiana I wonder if they could stop us from moving there because its another state? Also you are correct, how many people want to drive 30 plus miles one way to work. Heck, most of us want to stay on our side of the city due to traffic. People who think the suburbs are utopia compared to Edison Park or Mt Greenwood have a rude awakening. Higher property taxes, pimpy local ordinances and local politics that are very petty. At least in Chicago you are one of a huge number and can get lost in the shuffle. And if you think the suburban schools are great well I I got news for you. check them out. A school is only good as the teachers and parents who work together. Lots of drugs in the Burbs. There are good schools in CPS, you just have to be proactive. Finally do you think the suburbs around Chicago want us to lose residency? We are the one of the economic engine for places like Niles, Park Ridge, Oak Lawn and Merrionette Park among others. We spend a lot of money in these places. They don't want to lose the revenue.

If you want to leave the city I'm OK with that. It will cost you a lot more than you think. I just think we should look at the big picture first. Health care for active and retirees and our pension.

4/15/2017 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we file a lawsuit over residency no judge is going to say the law says we have to live in certain city to be employed. It's unconstitutional all have to do is file the federal lawsuit and just get it over with.

4/15/2017 06:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You must be plum tuckered out after all that protesting, now back to work!!!

4/15/2017 06:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Just wondering why Kim Foxx hasn't sought to comment on the international incident on the United Flight. Any word of charges, if not ...why?

4/15/2017 07:51:00 AM

He gotta be toast!!

4/15/2017 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I know this message won't reach you, I just wanted to say a lot of us miss you, JQ. You tought me some lessons many years ago that stay with me today. You certainly had your demons but I feel lucky to have called you a friend.

4/15/2017 02:26:00 AM

Joe, If only life gave a second chance. If you only saw how many people were there & cared about you. I still cannot believe it. My fishing buddy is gone, forever.

4/15/2017 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always thought Whorest Laypool would be a great pornstar name.

4/15/2017 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"" Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm confused about what the real job title is re the Avation Police. Their job title is Avuation Security Officer. The Aviation Commissioner refers to them as Security Officers. How can the city get them into a state sanctioned Police Academy. Pwr state law, only sworn officers of Law Enforcement Agencies are admitted. I do recall that in order to get reimbursed by the FAA for providing security they had to hire officers that were certified. Again, are the Aviation Secilurity Officers sworn members of an officially recognized law enforcement agency?

4/15/2017 03:14:00 PM""

"Avuation" You mean like an Aviary? For Birds? Anyone can go to a police Academyas long as you pay for it yourself and pass a criminal background test and are sponsored by some kind of Police Agency. Not "hired" but "sponsored".

Here, http://www.golawenforcement.com/Articles/AttendPoliceAcademy.htm

You dont need to hired or sworn in you can pay for the thing yourself hoping it makes you a more attractive applicant for a future Dept. You are not "The Police" until you are actually hired by a Police Dept., which the Aviation Security Dept. isnt. And thats why its called "Aviation Security" because Chicago didnt want another bunch of pistol packers bringing in more lawsuits, like this one, and didnt want the legal Liability.

Mind you I'm not belittling Aviation, Ive seen to many jagoffs on CPD to do that. But "they" have to come to grips with this shit and accept it or they aren't going to have jobs and they have some really decent people on that job and I dont want to see them without a paycheck.

And this is what happens when you sew "Police" on everything and raise your profile by going on CNN and crying for guns. Guns that you should have if your going to have "Police" on your uniform but the city in its wisdom isnt going to let you have.

I mean I get it. Before I was a useless fat ass I was once a beautiful crime fighting machine that liked strutting around in my tight jeans with my "Police" star and gun showing under my leather jacket, prancing about like Rudolf for the girls. But recent events have made me grateful "again" I'm an old, fat, useless, retired pile of Lard and dont have to be the police anymore.

It is what it is. Or, if your south of Madison, it be what it be.

4/15/2017 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true Illinois is pension friendly state? If so why are we so quick to leave to another state?

4/15/2017 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

File the lawsuit in federal court for residency. Watch the city squirm and see what they offer us in order to drop the lawsuit! Make CPD great again!

4/15/2017 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As to residency, if coppers and firemen don't have to live here, who do you think will pay $400K for anything in this city? No one. Plus, good luck selling when 5000 other homes are for sale at same time. Think about the big picture before we shots ourselves in the foot.

4/15/2017 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I celebrated April 15th by spending the day shooting, spending VRI money away from cook county. Nice people and cheap gas too. It's ironic that I get paid to sit in a box in order to try to keep some Chicagoans from killing each other and then I spend that money on guns and ammo. That makes me so happy.

Rahm, ed, keep up the good work, I don't have much room left in my safe but I'll just buy another so thank you and here's hoping we have a productive summer.

4/15/2017 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Out here is sunny Arizona, been retired 10 years and took a pass on the Supplementals offered through the FOP. I am saving 110 monthly for each of us, wife and I over what was offered. About 2600 annually and I went with BCBS of Az. My wife had cancer so my main concern was not having a network. Our primary wanted a certain oncologist and was concerned about us being in a network. No network worked out much better. I lost the tax deduction but probably came out a little better financially overall. Once you are on Medicare, you should really shop around for the supplemental. Also, in- network is fine unless something very serious happens ( like cancer) and maybe a different specialist would be a better alternative.

4/15/2017 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With Good Tidings To All......
Including Rahm, who is enjoying his
Buster Crabbe Pool in good health

4/15/2017 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Rahm get back from the celebrations in N. Korea yet?

4/15/2017 10:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like May 1st is going to be bad. The libs are starting already. Then Cinco de Mayo......

4/15/2017 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
For those wanting residency to be at the forefront of negotiations. First settle medical, then pension. Then look at discipline, salary and working conditions. Residency should be near the bottom. Where you live doesn't mean crap if you're impoverished by an illness or lose your job.



Residency should not be negotiated or take a back seat for anything. It's an American right. Just sue and win, the case law is there. Salary, health care, discipline and working conditions are negotiable in all industries.


4/15/2017 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey rahm all the illegals your protecting to get the illegals vote well looky here another cheater gone she be confused:

http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/peru-native-who-voted-illegally-two-u-s-elections-now-n746721

Now rahm what about the billions we are set to lose as you use taxpayers scare funding to protect illegals even going as far as to steal taxpayers property tax rebate money to hire lawyers to protect illegal felons definitely not smart at all!

4/15/2017 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's the coverage news radio reports hundreds involved:

http://wgntv.com/2017/04/15/large-fight-breaks-out-at-a-carnival/

What is the common denominator again? Not racism its reality! Pathetic "parents what a concept"

4/15/2017 10:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

400K in the burbs.
You only live once, so go for it. Only a fool could not
See the City/CPD business model: overcrowding in an
Understaffed Hell Hole with shit cars and the public playing the
Police Lottery. Attrition is the name of the game. Stress off the
Charts. If you get PTSD, it's on you: it's your moral failure and
Weakness, and a prime excuse to boot you. Rahm and Dart hide
Behind desks and have security details. Who knows what kind of pills
They pop to get thru the day.

4/15/2017 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey everybody who want residency come out to the next FOP meeting and actually state what you want.

And all the guys against it keep worrying about them home values. It is obvious many of you have NO clue what causes the housing market to fluctuate.

And if you study real hard you could actually figure out a legal way to have 2 houses and still be legally a citizen of chicago.

4/15/2017 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



4/15/2017 10:15:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
What's going on in the 004th district, especially on 3rd watch? I'm hearing many rumors about a micro managing Lt pushing ISR's... No wonder sgts and po's have been jumping ship there. Any truth to this, been hearing it at court and VRI lately.

Buddy, you hit the nail on the head. Has been going on for about 6 months now. Place has gone to shit. PO's and Sgt's are bidding out every list that comes out. Commander is trying to hold people back from leaving saying officer safety.

This hand job LT. comes to rollcall fist pumping everyone like a tool...then gives his rah rah speach about "making a difference" and justifying your "spot". Newsflash!!! There are no good spots in 004. Clueless bosses who have no idea how to motivate people. Please tell this hand job to stay in his office...he was obviously over promoted. Made the move recently out of that dump and will tell you there are way better bosses elsewhere and better districts.

4/15/2017 11:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight.Aviation Security at O'Hare & Midway are supposed to act like they're CPD, but they're not CPD? Is that true? Why not train real cops in the realities of airline travel and let only CPD be responsible for our 2 city airports (along with the feds...) CPD is'nt perfect but if you want real LE at your airports who's more capable ?

4/16/2017 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


To all the coppers talking crap about the officers who want residency removed, go screw your self!! Lazy asses like you are the reason why this city fucks us from the rear without that lube! You are so selfish and scared for your precious preoperty value that your willing to be good little sheep for Rham and the rest of the city that has shitted all over you. It's why you can't even stick together and not work VRI when the FOP asks you! It's why you can't get you dog ass to mail in a ballot and vote! You are pathetic! If you don't want to move then so be it good for you! But EVERYONE should have the right to live where ever they want! Times change! But it only will happen if we stick together. Obviously other things are more important than residency like pension, healthcare, salary and contractual rights but we should fight for it all!


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Best thing I have read coming from (assuming) a fellow copper. Residency should be fought for and we should be able to live wherever the fuck we want. We should also stick together and show the city if we stick together how miserable we can make things for them but remember, when the city goes to hang us it'll be a copper to sell them the rope.
................
I am a fellow copper, a millennial as the old timers would call me. Sorry that I dont put up with the shit the city offers! Yeah I knew the requirements but so what? Does that mean we just lie down and take it from the rear and pretend to enjoy it?? I remember hearing about a time when this department didn't have the FOP and had a terrible schedule that required you to rotate every 30 days or so. I wonder if those officers should have kept their mouths shut like good little sheep and let the department keep ducking them over?? If no then why do some of these veterans keep crapping on other officers who try to band together? This is why the liberals and democrats keep winning. They stick together and have a common goal and they know that coppers and conservatives are so divided!

4/16/2017 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm confused about what the real job title is re the Avation Police. Their job title is Avuation Security Officer. The Aviation Commissioner refers to them as Security Officers. How can the city get them into a state sanctioned Police Academy. Pwr state law, only sworn officers of Law Enforcement Agencies are admitted. I do recall that in order to get reimbursed by the FAA for providing security they had to hire officers that were certified. Again, are the Aviation Secilurity Officers sworn members of an officially recognized law enforcement agency?

4/15/2017 03:14:00 PM
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You are wrong about this imaginary state law that only sworn law-enforcement can get into a state sanctioned academy. You can put yourself through SWIC at your own expense, wear a shirt and tie every day, and take the state certification test. You then have a time limit to find employment with an agency. The state recognizes this academy.

By that token, all of these aviation security can also go through an academy and take a state test. None of that means they have statutory powers of arrest (they do not). It's merely a class and an exam. Just like all their talk about qualifying with firearms. So what? Retired LEO carrying via LEOSA have to qualify annually as well. And they are no longer the police and have no arrest powers. The aviation security seems to think that if they do some of the same things as police officers, they are police. They are not.

4/16/2017 02:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Phil the Thrill said...

How about the areas served by the black caucus get the same level of police patrol that we get in 1712? On Kentucky Kilpatrick Karlov, in north Mayfair ? Where we pay on average over $5000 per year in property taxes? How about it black caucus? Are you man enough to have the same level of police service that we who pay taxes have? I didn't think so. So black alderman, when you die, yeah, I'll party on your grave

4/16/2017 02:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon.

About them black robes. Voted all of them "no" for the last 30 years. Best of all they haven't
caught up with me yet. It's true. Revenge is bet served cold.

4/16/2017 06:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Retired CPD now a Cheesehead. said...

11:36 am- I don't get it either-all these retired coppers remaining in the City after they retire. Life outside the City is so much better and so much cheaper if you move out of state as I did. I now own a home twice the size of my home in Chicago on an acre of land just over the border. The property tax is the same even though I live in one of the higher taxed counties in the state. Gas is usually 20-25 cents cheaper. There is no tax on food. My average utility bill for both gas and electric is anywhere from 145 to 160 dollars and the season doesn't change that. Traffic to go almost anywhere is light. It used to take me anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half to go the 11 miles to get to work. Now I traverse those 11 miles in 15-20 minutes. But best of all there are no shitheads in my area. And that includes all races because a shithead as we all know can be any color. There are the good old boys with the jacked up pick up truck and the American and Confederate flags attached to the bed playing country western songs out here but they don't bother any one. If I decide today is target practice day, I step outside into my yard, set up my targets and start shooting.

Well, all you retirees still living in Chicago enjoy the day. I think I'm gonna take the boat out today. Or maybe I'll sit in the backyard and watch the deer or turkey wander through the yard. I dunno. But what I won't be doing is sitting in my backyard 15 feet away from ny neighbor. Or driving to the store on congested city streets. Or just existing with one eye open attuned to whatever I'm doing and the other watching out for dude.

4/16/2017 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a poor job we as FOP members did regarding this election. Kevin Graham and his pals Donahue, who by the way was a Shit leader and Doherty will completely destroy your union. Young coppers have no clue how happy the city is going to the bargain table with a bunch of NUFFOS.

4/16/2017 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again, are the Aviation Secilurity Officers sworn members of an officially recognized law enforcement agency?

No, not according to the FAA. The CPD are the recognized LEOs at O'Hare and Midway. The FAA also allows (requires) security guards at checkpoints. That's what the ASOs are supposed to be.

4/16/2017 09:16:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

Troll,

If you think we give homicides a single thought aside from when we write about them and the inability of the politicians/department to do a thing about them, you've completely missed the point of this blog for the past decade.

4/16/2017 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Out here is sunny Arizona, been retired 10 years and took a pass on the Supplementals offered through the FOP. I am saving 110 monthly for each of us, wife and I over what was offered. About 2600 annually and I went with BCBS of Az. My wife had cancer so my main concern was not having a network. Our primary wanted a certain oncologist and was concerned about us being in a network. No network worked out much better. I lost the tax deduction but probably came out a little better financially overall. Once you are on Medicare, you should really shop around for the supplemental. Also, in- network is fine unless something very serious happens ( like cancer) and maybe a different specialist would be a better alternative.


Once I hit Medicare I did not take the city's insurance and got my own supplemental insurance and saved money. My dentist told me that the city pays very little and I should not waste my money and for my eye I go to Americas best and save money. I have blue cross for my supplemental with no deductible and I save over $150 a month and better coverage. I have had cancer for 3 years and I have never paid a bill and trust me I have been in and out of the hospital and seem numerous doctor, don't just settle for the city's look into it

4/16/2017 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true Illinois is pension friendly state? If so why are we so quick to leave to another state?

Because of all the high taxes that we have, it will not be long and your pension will be state taxed they are working on it now in Springfield need to feed the illegal and deadbeats

4/16/2017 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those wanting residency to be at the forefront of negotiations. First settle medical, then pension. Then look at discipline, salary and working conditions. Residency should be near the bottom. Where you live doesn't mean crap if you're impoverished by an illness or lose your job.




Yes it does when being stuck living here makes you ill, now do you understand

4/16/2017 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its nice to see once a year you take time off. Not being a troll but this bolg has gotten to doomy and gloomy. Scc, take a long break. Enjoy life, friends, and family. I promise you most on the job dont give a shit about all the bad news on here. Enjoy your vacation brother

4/15/2017 07:48:00 AM


Sincerely Yours,
CPD Management

4/16/2017 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This hand job LT. comes to rollcall fist pumping everyone like a tool...then gives his rah rah speach about "making a difference" and justifying your "spot". Newsflash!!! There are no good spots in 004. Clueless bosses who have no idea how to motivate people. Please tell this hand job to stay in his office...he was obviously over promoted. Made the move recently out of that dump and will tell you there are way better bosses elsewhere and better districts.

+++++

Name him and shame him. I used to be opposed to this practice. However, considering he's a LT (or above) I say they are more than likely juiced in, they are setting us up for disaster and can really give two shits about officer well-being. For this reason, it's an OSA. Here's one: Valerie Roytman. You "have a story for everything" and everyone that knows you knows you were never the police. Despite your despicable stories, including the graphic description of Thor Sodenberg (RIP). In 006 you were too scared to hit the streets a single time yet you harped on working coppers and had personal talks about TRRs with us when shitheads would initiate fights with us on the streets. Know that these cowards that push activity, analyze your TRR ratio and have all the war stories will all turn on you at the first sign of danger.

We have some really great cops but the nepotism and mismanagement of this department, coupled with the war against police, makes this job impossible to perform.

4/16/2017 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there a lawyer that will take the case regarding residency?

4/16/2017 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we file a lawsuit over residency no judge is going to say the law says we have to live in certain city to be employed. It's unconstitutional all have to do is file the federal lawsuit and just get it over with.

4/15/2017 06:43:00 PM

Finally, an answer! We have been waiting for a genius like you! Please lead us to the promised land that is so much greener! (Sarcasm off)

OTOH, your arrogance is astounding! Many have come long before you arrived. A wise man learns from the knowledge discovered by those whom have arrived long before him/her. Attend a retiree luncheon and ask questions about residency. You will learn the depth of your arrogance and ignorance.

4/16/2017 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Murder and violence are the new norm in democratic liberal controlled cities like shitcago.

4/16/2017 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
As to residency, if coppers and firemen don't have to live here, who do you think will pay $400K for anything in this city? No one. Plus, good luck selling when 5000 other homes are for sale at same time. Think about the big picture before we shots ourselves in the foot.
4/15/2017 08:36:00 PM

We're probably talking about 3500 homes and condos. They would not all hit the market in the same year, much less on the same day, thanks to school district requirements, family obligations, sentimental attachments, travel requirements, etc., so stop thinking ending residency would tank the market.

4/16/2017 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Is it true Illinois is pension friendly state? If so why are we so quick to leave to another state?
4/15/2017 08:29:00 PM

Because cost of living is lower, stress is lower, taxation/fees are lower, corruption is lower, weather is better and Illinois plans to kill that pension-friendly situation.

4/16/2017 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Is it true Illinois is pension friendly state? If so why are we so quick to leave to another state?

4/15/2017 08:29:00 PM

Yes, it is, for now. But the democrats really want a constitutional amendment put to the voters to change our state tax system to a sliding rate and tax pensions. It could be on the ballot the next gubernatorial election, along with an amendment to alter pensions. They are not to be trusted. Instead of reform they just want more money

4/16/2017 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retired LEO carrying via LEOSA have to qualify annually as well.
4/16/2017 02:11:00 AM

ONLY if you are silly enough to stay in the shithole know as Illinoyed!! I had the good sense to move and mine is good for 5 years and I didn't have to qualify, not until after I've been retired 10 years!

I sure do miss ChiRaq....................NOT!!!!

4/16/2017 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogger SCC said...

Anonymous said...

..SCC who are you ..really ?..

======

We're Batman.....or Batmen

4/15/2017 05:33:00 PM

Remember to always be yourself. Unless you can be batman. Then always be batman.

4/16/2017 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Easter to the Boys & Girls in Blue .
Stay Safe , Be Careful Out There .
Time for citizens on Bt. 1712 to organize , shut down LSD and Michigan Avenue , demand equal protection .

4/16/2017 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does it cost to educate illegals in Chicago? What is the cost of illegals to the city county and state in incarceration, prosecutions ,food stamps,housing, medical ,free phones, internet and utilities ? How many stolen identities are being used to collect ssi and disability payments? Does anyone report these numbers ? Money a plenty for everyone other than the people who have had their pension monies stolen.

4/16/2017 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember hearing about a time when this department didn't have the FOP and had a terrible schedule that required you to rotate every 30 days or so.

Someone should clue this person in about what occurred before FOP. Cancellibg your weekends off, takibg all your comp tume hours away, changibg your day off group when your weekends came up. No overtime pay for court or workibg the polls. The list goes on. And the 28 day schedule had been around for years before the FOP. They are the ones who created the straight watches and eliminated the comraderie of the watch.

4/16/2017 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://victuruslibertas.com/2017/04/see-the-dr-phil-pedogate-episode-that-got-him-banned/

4/16/2017 07:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we file a lawsuit over residency no judge is going to say the law says we have to live in certain city to be employed. It's unconstitutional all have to do is file the federal lawsuit and just get it over with.

4/15/2017 06:43:00 PM

If it's so easy and no judge will uphold residency and rule it unconstitutional, why are you on the blog talking about it, just go for it. The courts are open on Monday and YOU can file the lawsuit. You will be a hero when you win
As far as a federal lawsuit, good luck with that. Milwaukee won their residency suit in the WISCONSIN Supreme Court like all the other states.
It's not a federal issue, if it were after one city won it, it would set precedent
Set your alarm clock, court opens at 9:30 You said it's easy so do it





4/16/2017 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Out here is sunny Arizona, been retired 10 years and took a pass on the Supplementals offered through the FOP. I am saving 110 monthly for each of us, wife and I over what was offered. About 2600 annually and I went with BCBS of Az. My wife had cancer so my main concern was not having a network. Our primary wanted a certain oncologist and was concerned about us being in a network. No network worked out much better. I lost the tax deduction but probably came out a little better financially overall. Once you are on Medicare, you should really shop around for the supplemental. Also, in- network is fine unless something very serious happens ( like cancer) and maybe a different specialist would be a better alternative.


Once I hit Medicare I did not take the city's insurance and got my own supplemental insurance and saved money. My dentist told me that the city pays very little and I should not waste my money and for my eye I go to Americas best and save money. I have blue cross for my supplemental with no deductible and I save over $150 a month and better coverage. I have had cancer for 3 years and I have never paid a bill and trust me I have been in and out of the hospital and seem numerous doctor, don't just settle for the city's look into it

Sounds like you did a good job with you insurance. Now if you took either of the city retirement plans BC/BS advantage or Aetna advantage, you may have a harder time getting a supplemental. You can always go from a supplemental plan to and advantage plan, but it is harder to go from an advantage plan to a supplemental plan. Supplemental goes theu underwriting and they don't have to accept you and can charge more if you have existing medical conditions

4/16/2017 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
File the lawsuit in federal court for residency. Watch the city squirm and see what they offer us in order to drop the lawsuit! Make CPD great again!

4/15/2017 08:36:00 PM

Sure ... file the lawsuit. It couldn't hurt. Then Google "municipal employee residency" & you'll find how uneven and diverse the rulings are. Wisconsin's Supreme Court threw out the City of Milwaukee's residency rule in 2016, while in Oregon, their high court upheld the a city's right to have their cops & firefighters live in the city. The poster child for residency was always Detroit, MI where in 1971, coppers sued and the courts upheld Detroit's right to make their cops live in Detroit. While that changed some years later, it is still very hit or miss. Even if we did file, most of us would be retired by the time the case goes through appeal and ultimately to the State's high court. The courts appear to be swinging to our side on the residency issue but it's a long, slow process.

4/16/2017 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The straight watches for CPD police officers started in April 1994.

4/17/2017 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In regards to the residency issue. I got this idea after watching that HBO documentary GOING CLEAR about how thousands of members of scientology sued the IRS to get tax exemption status for that church or whatever it is. They flooded the court system with so many lawsuits that the IRS caved and settled with them giving them their tax exempt status. There are probably thousands of sworn CPD members who would rather live outside the city limits if they could. Would it be so hard to do something similar here to get the residency rule lifted? Just a thought.

4/17/2017 01:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once I hit Medicare I did not take the city's insurance and got my own supplemental insurance and saved money. My dentist told me that the city pays very little and I should not waste my money and for my eye I go to Americas best and save money. I have blue cross for my supplemental with no deductible and I save over $150 a month and better coverage. I have had cancer for 3 years and I have never paid a bill and trust me I have been in and out of the hospital and seem numerous doctor, don't just settle for the city's look into it

4/16/2017 10:13:00 AM

I am going to hit Medicare next year and lose the city insurance. I am just starting to research the insurance scams. If you have a supplemental plan with no deductible how can you save over $150.00 a month and better coverage? My current understanding is that the no deductible insurance costs more to pay less deductions.
I have been fighting cancer for over twenty years and have been in remission, (no recurrence of cancer), for four years. The insurance industry used to say you are cancer free after five years of remission. The new Trumpcare opponents want anyone that has/had cancer to be put in a special risk pool, to pay higher premiums, so the healthy people won't pay higher prices. That puts us back into tiered insurance policies. Everyone is equal, just some are more equal than others. ;)

4/17/2017 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
In regards to the residency issue. I got this idea after watching that HBO documentary GOING CLEAR about how thousands of members of scientology sued the IRS to get tax exemption status for that church or whatever it is. They flooded the court system with so many lawsuits that the IRS caved and settled with them giving them their tax exempt status. There are probably thousands of sworn CPD members who would rather live outside the city limits if they could. Would it be so hard to do something similar here to get the residency rule lifted? Just a thought.

Sounds like a great idea. Not sure how hard it would be, give it a try and let us know. I'm sure po's on the blog would be happy to ad support once you get it started.

4/17/2017 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
File the lawsuit in federal court for residency. Watch the city squirm and see what they offer us in order to drop the lawsuit! Make CPD great again!

4/15/2017 08:36:00 PM

Sure ... file the lawsuit. It couldn't hurt. Then Google "municipal employee residency" & you'll find how uneven and diverse the rulings are. Wisconsin's Supreme Court threw out the City of Milwaukee's residency rule in 2016, while in Oregon, their high court upheld the a city's right to have their cops & firefighters live in the city. The poster child for residency was always Detroit, MI where in 1971, coppers sued and the courts upheld Detroit's right to make their cops live in Detroit. While that changed some years later, it is still very hit or miss. Even if we did file, most of us would be retired by the time the case goes through appeal and ultimately to the State's high court. The courts appear to be swinging to our side on the residency issue but it's a long, slow process.

What you say makes sense. Residency cases that won have done so in the state court. They have that jurisdiction. No residency case has won at the Supreme Court of the US or precident would have been set
Milwaukee case was set by the WISCONSIN Supreme Court who's make up is 5 republicans and 2 democrats and surprisingly the ruling was 5 to 2
Now look up the make up of the Illinois Supreme Court and see what you think our chances are

4/17/2017 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Retired CPD now a Cheesehead. said...
11:36 am- I don't get it either-all these retired coppers remaining in the City after they retire. Life outside the City is so much better and so much cheaper if you move out of state as I did. I now own a home twice the size of my home in Chicago on an acre of land just over the border. The property tax is the same even though I live in one of the higher taxed counties in the state. Gas is usually 20-25 cents cheaper. There is no tax on food. My average utility bill for both gas and electric is anywhere from 145 to 160 dollars and the season doesn't change that. Traffic to go almost anywhere is light. It used to take me anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half to go the 11 miles to get to work. Now I traverse those 11 miles in 15-20 minutes. But best of all there are no shitheads in my area. And that includes all races because a shithead as we all know can be any color. There are the good old boys with the jacked up pick up truck and the American and Confederate flags attached to the bed playing country western songs out here but they don't bother any one. If I decide today is target practice day, I step outside into my yard, set up my targets and start shooting.

Well, all you retirees still living in Chicago enjoy the day. I think I'm gonna take the boat out today. Or maybe I'll sit in the backyard and watch the deer or turkey wander through the yard. I dunno. But what I won't be doing is sitting in my backyard 15 feet away from ny neighbor. Or driving to the store on congested city streets. Or just existing with one eye open attuned to whatever I'm doing and the other watching out for dude.

Am glad to hear you are enjoying your retirement in cheesland and it seems it has worked out well for you
I on the other hand enjoy chicago
I keep my boat in montrose harbor and enjoy the lakefront. When down there I enjoy the finer things that chicago has to offer like fine dining,theater, street festivals. No blue plate special at the diner or annual state fair that are the yearly highlight in cheesland
As far as traffic in Chicago I am retired so I can go when I want when traffic is down
Been there and done that with the big house, am ready to sell and move downtown or near north in a condo with no upkeep, no snow shoveling, etc and instead of sitting in my backyard I'll sit on the rooftop by the pool
As far as saving on utilities and gas you have a good point, but my savings on not having my retirement income taxed by the state more than makes up for that
Currently live in a great neighborhood in 016, forget to lock the doors half the time. Chicago still has a lot to offer enjoy the Cubs, Bears,Bulls and Blackhawks
All I'm saying is you have your idea of retirement I have mine. I see the deer all the time as I live across the street from a golf course
Hey I hear the diner has a to kill for meatloaf with mashed potatoes and corn Saturday and if you buy the tickets now willie Nelson will be at the state fair, a must see. Just kidding. Enjoy you retirement I am

4/17/2017 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
File the lawsuit in federal court for residency. Watch the city squirm and see what they offer us in order to drop the lawsuit! Make CPD great again!

Go for it file the suit and let us know and keep us up to done on how it's progressing

4/17/2017 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


4/16/2017 10:13:00 AM

I am going to hit Medicare next year and lose the city insurance. I am just starting to research the insurance scams. If you have a supplemental plan with no deductible how can you save over $150.00 a month and better coverage? My current understanding is that the no deductible insurance costs more to pay less deductions.
I have been fighting cancer for over twenty years and have been in remission, (no recurrence of cancer), for four years. The insurance industry used to say you are cancer free after five years of remission. The new Trumpcare opponents want anyone that has/had cancer to be put in a special risk pool, to pay higher premiums, so the healthy people won't pay higher prices. That puts us back into tiered insurance policies. Everyone is equal, just some are more equal than others. ;)

My advice is to sign up for medicare, then a BC/BS SUPPLEMENTAL, not an advantage plan

4/17/2017 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DNA Chicago GFY! https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170417/logan-square/heres-how-many-officers-are-patrolling-your-neighborhood-watchdog/?utm_source=Afternoon+News&utm_campaign=a30fcf24e3-Mailchimp-CHI&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5cf48fa38c-a30fcf24e3-174893753


If there are 12500 Police Officers. Why does our time due get denied all the time.

4/17/2017 09:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I'm saying is you have your idea of retirement I have mine. I see the deer all the time as I live across the street from a golf course.....Enjoy [your retirement. I am.]

4/17/2017 10:44:00 AM

You are an adrenalin junkie or are a victim of the Stockholm Syndrome or are just plain whack or a combination of all three.

I have lived in the country, the edge of the city as you live and quite near the very center of the city. Both areas of the city pale in comparison to the peacefulness of living in a rural environment.

While I continue to enjoy my piece of heaven with its resident wildlife, clean air, no HOA and low, low real estate taxes, you will get to enjoy paying $1.5K a month for your condominium's HOA and paying $1.5K for the condo real estate taxes and battling the lovely cockroaches emanating from your neighbor's residence. It sounds like a piece of hell to me.

4/18/2017 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The straight watches for CPD police officers started in April 1994.

4/17/2017 12:19:00 AM


it was 1993!!

4/18/2017 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dean o jr said...
You'll all be sorry you didn't vote my dad in!!!

4/15/2017 12:14:00 AM

Correction...
We're all sorry we voted for your Dad

Btw, Wheezeee and the lietenants went to a conference in Detroit with GW and his squeeze court Sgt. I heard Wheezeee snuck out of the conference to shop and was sticking "real close" to another lt.

Residency? Rahm will be happy to let you leave as soon as he can find a way to tax you for leaving. And most of the officers crying about it won't leave, the only ones that will leave are the ones who already have left and won't have to play the residency game any more. We won't lose 10% to residency.

AND keep in mind that all supervisors aren't merit. A lot worked hard and studied. Don't be pissed because you didnt and it ain't their job to kiss your ass; It's their job to keep you from doing stupid shit and getting yourself and the city sued because you think you know what being the police is, most POs don't.

4/23/2017 07:18:00 AM  

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