Saturday, June 24, 2017

Cops Injured in Crash

The west side blew up - Friday night, who would have guessed? And there was a crash:
  • A crash involving a Chicago Police vehicle Friday night on the West Side sent four officers and another person to hospitals.

    About 9:20 p.m., officers turned on their vehicle’s emergency equipment in the East Garfield Park neighborhood when they saw a vehicle in the 3000 block of West Madison that was wanted in connection with an investigation, according to Chicago Police.

    As the officers were traveling south on Sacramento, a black SUV traveling east on Madison struck the police vehicle on the passenger side, police said. The SUV then hit another vehicle that was stopped in traffic.
From this preliminary story, it appears the officers were riding four-deep in the squad, which again goes to show how notoriously short of even the most basic equipment the Department is.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get well soon Officers.


6/24/2017 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 deep probley working VRI. No equipment and a waste of manpower riding 4 deep due to car shortage.

6/24/2017 06:52:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

They are still being proactive. You can't take the cop out of a cop.

6/24/2017 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's hope and pray everyone makes a full and speedy recovery.

This should be a painful reminder to everyone- be careful out there and vehicle pursuits, chases and operation is the number one cause of injury and death.

6/24/2017 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No cars so four to a car what is Fop doing about this matter

6/24/2017 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heal quickly guys. And the FOP hasn't filed grevances for lack of equipment and endangering Officers? All is well we have a new gun law so shootings will be reduced.

6/24/2017 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officers riding 4 to a car because rhamacide can't be bothered to provide the most basic of equipment - squad cars and radios. There's not enough of either to go around so either we sit inside the station until we can get a car, or we ride 4 to a car. So stupid.

6/24/2017 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God forbid injuries are career ending . Lappe will tak away there disability

6/24/2017 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ouch. Summer in a cast not fun.
A life of back pain worse.
Losing an appendage or full use, even worster.
Getting someone else hurt-kilt the worserest.
Especially when returning back to reality after getting excited to chase ghetto criminals, doing ghetto crimes, in the hateful ghetto envrons, and ultimately getting an Rejected Foxx'elony and a Misd. I-Bond.

Q- Doctor it hurts when I do this.
A- Then don't do that.

As a once young, active participant of The Ghetto Chase sometimes I can't blame anyone in their first 5 years OTJ to get that RedBull rush. Remembering those 4 in a car working RDO Spec Emp getting t-boned 20 something years ago come to mind.

Arrest accolades are no longer in the active PO's favor, those CB chasing lawsuits afterwards hamper all those Merit promises and aspirations.
Then there's the gangway foot chase and full resisting fighting assailant.
Are the Sgts-Lts really calling for pro-active policing ?
Who's supplying the common sense these days?

Maniac fleeing drivers encountering a crowded maniac distracted community never has a fortuitous outcome.
Was it just Thursday the City Council awarded $1.5 mil for ghetto chase related collateral injuries?

Was the crash worth all the risk?

6/24/2017 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for negotiating squad cars for us Ray.

6/24/2017 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I left the department for a federal LEO position.... after hearing about this bullshit and other bullshit--- I have no regrets and a secure pension I might add. Good luck boys in blue

6/24/2017 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officers should have full sized SUVs for squad cars. Just like the ones that Rahmbo's Protective Detail has. And I bet that his heaters and A/C work too!

6/24/2017 02:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(Reinforcing SCC's closing sentiment on this post)

On behalf of all our brothers and sisters in blue,
"Best wishes for a speedy recovery."

6/24/2017 03:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speedy recovery to all. So another squad downed. Time to buy old Septran commuter vans and roll 8 deep at this rate.

6/24/2017 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

speedy and complete recovery officers....

Off topic a congressman who makes sense...

.."The Shooter's Log News

D.C Personal Protection Reciprocity Act Introduced by Congressman Massie

By Dave Dolbee published on June 15, 2017 in Legal News

After a high profile shooting, many fear the legislation or proposed legislation that may result. In fact, a news report just played stating lawmakers need the right to be armed to defend themselves. Since when did—simply by being elected to congress—mean their life or safety is more important yours or mine? Anyone can be a victim and has a right to self defense under the Second Amendment. Those sentiments in the previous statement are not based on my beliefs, but rather those by Congressman Thomas Massie, Chairman of the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus.

Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY)

Here is the full release:

Washington, D.C – Today, Congressman Thomas Massie, Chairman of the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus, introduced H.R 2909, the D.C Personal Protection Reciprocity Act. This legislation would allow individuals with a valid concealed carry permit issued from their home state to carry their firearms in the District of Columbia.

“After the horrific shooting at the Republican Congressional Baseball practice, there will likely be calls for special privileges to protect politicians,” Congressman Massie explained. “Our reaction should instead be to protect the right of all citizens guaranteed in the Constitution: the right to self-defense. I do not want to extend a special privilege to politicians, because the right to keep and bear arms is not a privilege, it is a God-given right protected by our Constitution.”

“If not for the heroic efforts of the United States Capitol Police at the ball field yesterday, things could have been much worse. What’s always evident in these situations is this: the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

“To ensure public safety, we need to repeal laws that keep good guys from carrying guns, since not everyone has a personal police detail,” stated Congressman Massie. “The right to keep and bear arms is the common person’s first line of defense in these situations, and it should never be denied.”

Congress has the authority to legislate in this area pursuant to Article I, Section 8, Clause 17 of the U.S. Constitution, which gives Congress the authority to “exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever over such District as may become the Seat of the Government of the United States.”

Although Virginia extends reciprocity to concealed carry permit holders in many states, the members of Congress and accompanying staff traveled directly from D.C., and were traveling back to D.C after the practice was over. It was D.C.’s harsh gun control laws that prevented these law-abiding citizens from exercising their right to bear arms.

Original Cosponsors include Reps Trent Franks (R-AZ), Scott Perry (R-PA), Steve Chabot (R-OH), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Doug LaMalfa (R-CA), Ted Budd (R-NC), Barry Loudermilk (R-GA), Mark Meadows (R-NC), Jody Hice (R-GA), Justin Amash (R-MI), Mo Brooks (R- AL), Alex Mooney (R-WV), Rod Blum (R-IA), Ken Buck (R-CO), Todd Rokita (R-IN), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Keith Rothfus (R-PA) David Schweikert (R-AZ), Rick Allen (R-GA), Tedd Yoho (R-FL), Randy Weber (R-TX), and Bill Posey (R-FL). ...."

No one from Illinois on that list.

6/24/2017 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
No cars so four to a car what is Fop doing about this matter
6/24/2017 07:39:00 AM

But, but, that's not possible!
Dean negotiated hard for those 'extra' squad cars in the last contract!

6/24/2017 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Proactive must be democrats

6/24/2017 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get better gents

6/24/2017 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My cruiser never exceeds the posted speed limit. 1st & 16th and put a lunch ticket behind it...

6/24/2017 08:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Speedy recovery to all. So another squad downed. Time to buy old Septran commuter vans and roll 8 deep at this rate.

6/24/2017 03:37:00 PM

Some area teams have already been using unmarked vans on these weekends and cancelled RDO's.

6/24/2017 09:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ray Tensing set free in Cincinnati
after second mistrial.

6/24/2017 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why? (Shaking my head)

6/24/2017 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To alleviate the vehicle shortage Rahm's next bright idea will be to lease Windy City ice cream vans. Add a Kojak light and ready to roll. And when not responding to calls officers can serve up free ice cream to potential voters. Community policing in vanilla, chocolate and strawberry.

6/24/2017 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For God's sake, stay fetal and stay safe out there.

6/25/2017 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe TD can buy some underutilized cabs on the cheap.

6/25/2017 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 in a car?
Ye Gods.....visions of the Circus Clown Car emerge.

6/25/2017 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
My cruiser never exceeds the posted speed limit. 1st & 16th and put a lunch ticket behind it...

6/24/2017 08:56:00 PM
You State Troopers and your posted speed limit signs crack me up. Tell me, does your cruiser have cruise control?

6/25/2017 10:13:00 PM  

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