Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A Voice of Reason

We would like to tell those reading today that Commander Bauer held a rare position in regard to this website:
  • He rarely, if ever, appeared here in print, whether it was a post or in the comment sections.
Think about that for a second. We've been around in one form or another under assorted management for almost twelve years now. And coppers like to complain - it's a national pastime. The number of high ranking bosses who haven't felt the lash of the blog are few and far between. And we can't think of a single significant instance where he was the target of someone's ire. That, ladies and gents, is a rarity and it speaks to the type of decent, hard working, appreciative boss he must have been to those he worked with.

Part of the reason - he thought like a lot of us do. Here's an article from the CWB blog from a few months ago. We aren't going to borrow the whole article, but some highlights to show what we mean:
  • Arrests are up from last year but what happens after an arrest is what frustrates the commander of downtown Chicago’s 18th police district.

    Commander Paul Bauer says there is a “high bar to prosecution” in Cook County, requiring Chicago police to get approval from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office before a suspect can be charged.

    “Sometimes they want to come out and...talk to the victim,” said Bauer at the annual meeting of River North Residents Association. “If you think about it, we’re sometimes victimizing this person twice. You just got your phone snatched from you. You got knocked down. Now you’re going to be in the station. You got to stay here for another couple hours until the State’s Attorney gets out here.”

    [...] According to Bauer, 75 percent of the crime in the 18th district is theft-related, whether it’s theft from a building or theft from a person, including a suspect who, while riding a bicycle, recently swiped mobile phones from people in River North.

    “We caught that guy,” recalled Bauer. “and we figured he did about 30 [robberies] over the course of a couple months. We were only able to charge him with one felony theft [because] victim identification was a little hazy.”

    [...] “Even when we catch somebody,” says Bauer, “there’s still a long way to go to get them off the street.”

    In August, Chief Judge Timothy Evans replaced all the judges who presided over bond hearings in Cook County and directed new judges to set bail in amounts more affordable to defendants. This is at odds with Chicago police, who would prefer to see higher bail amounts for career criminals.

    “That guy, Willie, he’s a case in point. He needs a high bond. We got him for a number of burglaries. He’s on parole for burglary. He needs to sit. We got to get him off the street. It’s just like if you have kids, if there’s no consequences to your action, those actions are going to repeat.”

    And when they do go to jail, they need to stay there longer.

    “The Sheriff of Cook County, for whatever reason, is very proud of the fact he has reduced the population of the county jail. Maybe I’m jaded, I don’t think that’s anything to be proud of.”


    Bauer would like to see more career criminals in jail. “You can say, we don’t know if that’s going to reduce recidivism. This is how I look at it, I want them off the street. We’re not talking about the guy that stole a loaf of bread from the store to feed his family. We’re talking about career robbers, burglars, drug dealers. These are all crimes against the community. They need to be off the street.”

    It is frustration police deal with every day as they try to make communities safe, says Bauer.

    “This has been going on for quite some time but it’s getting worse.”
We've been saying exactly this for years, and Bauer obviously saw the same things and wasn't afraid to call it like he saw it. It's certainly a refreshing honesty not often seen on this Department nowadays. And now it's silenced.

He will be missed.

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174 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Commander. My condolences to his family. Both PD and personal.

2/14/2018 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bless this man and his family. And ALL you men and women who work against all these odds and with very little thanks. 98% of CPD is more like this man than anyone cares to talk about.

2/14/2018 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember that column and being impressed with the commander and his views. Said what needed to be said, and said it with dignity. I am so deeply sorry to hear of his passing. Sounds like he was a good boss, a good cop, and a good man. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends, and to the CPD.
- A civilian

2/14/2018 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Good Cop.

2/14/2018 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

😢

2/14/2018 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unreal. Commander seemed to be a true policeman.

2/14/2018 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC you just had a story entitled “Bad Week” and know it has struck home.
RIP my fellow officer.

I hope the politician don’t make this tragedy a political stunt.
Please keep Eddie Johnson off the camera, his emotions seems so phony
and staged.

Stay safe officers and always keep your guards up and never
EVER underestimate a situation.

2/14/2018 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks SCC. I was lucky enough to have know Paul. Great job shedding some light on the type of man he was . This is a horrible tragedy.

2/14/2018 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you vote for this ASA, Sheriff, politicians, and judges you are voting for those responsible for this tragedy.

2/14/2018 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officers, sorry for your loss. He sounded like a good cop. --CFD (ret.)

2/14/2018 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great points about a great man. May he Rest In Peace and I pray for his poor wife, daughter, friends, family and of course you, his brothers and sisters in blue. God bless Paul Bauer, and thank you all for your hard work, dedication and bravery each and every day.

2/14/2018 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Took the words right out of my mouth SCC. The only time that I can remember him being a subject of a thread, was after you highlighted him after that interview. Only about 30% of the comments about him were negative, the rest positive. Given how many negative, complaining coppers there are, I figured he must have been a decent guy.

Given his actions that led to his fatal demise today, along with all the positive comments I've read, he will be missed by many.

2/14/2018 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a loyal 19th Ward life long Democrat, I regretfully concede it's time to remove Sheriff Tom Dart and Senator Bill Cunningham from office. Safety first before party politics. RIP Commander Bauer!

2/14/2018 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was related to BIFF Molloy, and thankfully, he was not anything like Biff.

What a huge loss for this department.

2/14/2018 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huge Loss,I am in Shock,Great Man,God Bless His Family.

2/14/2018 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Dart serves this animal pizza, we need to set up protest outside the jail.

2/14/2018 12:50:00 AM  
Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...

Such a cliche, but it applies absolutely...

"Only the good die young".

My heart aches for his family, particularly his daughter.

RIP, Boss.

2/14/2018 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God speed... I will play "Ich hatte einen Kameraden..." or the Good friend...

2/14/2018 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I implore current officers to take a page from our brothers and sisters at the NYPD - if Kim Foxx appears at the wake or funeral simply turn your back on the elected official whose actions enabled this scumbag to commit his crimes un encumbered.

RIP Cmdr Bauer


Retired .38 spl +P

2/14/2018 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We needed him oh dear god

2/14/2018 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP officer, Commander. You were a good and fair man. 018 will never be the same.





Not a cop.

2/14/2018 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heroes live forever, and Commander Bauer sir, you are a hero, you wil be missed. 🙏🏼🇺🇸

2/14/2018 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To me it's quite obvious that the reason the Cmdr was murdered is because he was the "REAL" police. Cmdr Bauer responded to a call out of District and Off-Duty. The Cmdr didn't have to do that, but his "REAL" police instincts kicked in and off he went to catch a bad guy, unfortunately that POS got the drop on him and he died a HERO, doing what came naturally to him, the "JOB".

All I have to say is Thank You Boss! You died a HERO, God Bless You and I pray for your family! You died fighting the fight and serving this city proudly!

May you rest in eternal peace with the Lord!

2/14/2018 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had the honor to meet Commander Bauer in the past, what a stand up guy. He represented this department in the finest fashion, and led by example. What a shame.

2/14/2018 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dare I say most of the exempts on this dept would of ducked in a store if they heard trouble was in the area.

2/14/2018 01:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Bauer obviously saw the same things and wasn't afraid to call it like he saw it."

How'd he even got to be a commander? That's not the approved narrative.

RIP Boss.

2/14/2018 02:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Condolences to Commander Bauer's Family, colleagues, and friends.

RIP

2/14/2018 02:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We got robbed of a good man because of these asshole Liberals and progressives and self serving political assholes. The entire lot of them. That and their felon recycling program. I'm pretty bitter over this man being shot down like that by that POS.

2/14/2018 02:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very sad & eerie read, that a career criminal was who ended his life. Thanks Dart & Foxx

2/14/2018 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On behalf of my family and my extended family at Cicero PD, Cmdr Bauer, his family and the Chicago Police Dep are in our prayers. This really pissed me off today!

2/14/2018 02:40:00 AM  
Blogger John Northen said...

I first met Paul Bauer back in the late summer of 2011. Shortly after my pet dog and I saw Mounted Unit horse "Mikey C" drop dead at North Avenue Beach, we went out to the South Shore CPD stables at 71st St., We met then Lt. Paul Bauer. A true gentleman, he gave us the grand tour of the stable. Both my dog and I love horses. Paul and I had some coffee and I found him to be a quite interesting and cordial fellow--a true credit to the CPD.

Then late last year, there were reports of shots fired in the predawn hours on my block in Lincoln Park. My neighbors and I were alarmed because our Beat 1814 was among four beats that were the safest in the entire city for violent crime. The other three beats adjoined the Northwest suburbs in 016.

I received a phone call from Commander Bauer. Among other things, he told me the facts about the gunfire, the circumstances being much less serious than our initial concerns.

Paul Bauer was an outstanding police officer and a truly decent human being. May our hero rest in peace. My condolences to Paul's family and the many officers who realize our enormous loss of a rarity: a great CPD boss.

2/14/2018 03:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOD BLESS HIM and keep the Family in your Prayers , And for the SOB who shot him , I WANNA KNOW WHO LET HIM OUT OF JAIL

2/14/2018 03:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never met the man. Never worked for the man. Wish I did both. RIP commander Bauer. You will be missed by many

2/14/2018 03:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC you are wrong! Commander Bauer's message is not silenced, IT'S IMPORTANCE AND PRECISION IS MAGNIFIED BY THE FACT THAT THE SAME TERRIBLE CONDITIONS HE VERBALIZED HARSHLY AND UNJUSTLY TOOK HIS LIFE! This heinous act by a repeat offender is the final straw and should be the reason " EVERY DECENT CHICAGO VOTER" goes to the poles to eradicate the likes of Rahm, Kim, Preckwinkle, too many alder people to list, Dart, and most of the State Government!
We cannot afford to allow this shining light to go out with the same terrible "justice?" system to go on. A criminal is allowed to be judged by a jury of his peers! yet our city leaders, especially the Mayor, created COPA, virtual COP HATER"S, and empowered them to judge "OUR FINEST" and then expect justice and protection for the innocent law abiding citizens. "TO SERVE AND PROTECT!"??? RIP COMMANDER BAUER & THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

2/14/2018 03:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked for him and at times that he was overly cautious but he was more concerned about making sure his officers went home that night. Still looked out Years later never forgetting the working coppers. Great Boss

2/14/2018 03:52:00 AM  
Anonymous JonnieDougs said...

Godspeed, Commander! Your watch has ended, may you rest-in-peace... Sorry for your loss, SCC and CPD...

2/14/2018 03:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never met the man or worked for him. I really wish I had because he sounds like the type of boss that would have been an honor to work for. Just devastating to hear. God please take care of this leader and brave hero. -KG 277

2/14/2018 04:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The tragic death of Commander Paul Bauer is a direct result of the anti-police and pro-criminal climate in The City and fanned by Obama & his minions, including Pflakey Pfleger. It is tragic to lose a Hero in Blue and that tragedy is exacerbated by the current social climate where we live among savages who no longer respect the authority of Police. There are no consequences thanks to the likes of Timothy Evans, Kimesha Foxx, and Tom Dart who are empowered & fueled by Toni Preckwinkle's inflammatory racist rhetoric. We live in a society that creates excuses for savage behavior and quite literally stops Police from protecting themselves and citizens. It must come to an end! My heart mourns the loss of this Hero. Today's tragedy further reinforces my support, complete respect for and appreciation of our Police. The Thin Blue Line that separates civilization from anarchy got a little bit thinner Monday. May God protect each of you and may Commander Bauer rest in peace.

2/14/2018 04:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best boss I have ever worked for.. he truly will be missed.

2/14/2018 04:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Denver Police (ret). With heavy heart, please accept my sincere condolences to all my Chicago PD brothers and sisters
My prayers and thoughts are with you

2/14/2018 05:20:00 AM  
Blogger Sir Genesis said...

I hate these words: Officer Down.

Thoughts and prayers to all CPD that are now left with an ache that will not go away.

Thanks for all you do and deepest condolences from an appreciative civilian.

2/14/2018 05:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such a sad and tragic loss. And all the chest thumpers out there, especially those whose pandering allow offenders like this to walk the streets, only to kill again, an enormous screw you. And George Ryan, there's a special place in hell for you.

2/14/2018 05:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The good ones are always the first to go, rest now Boss and watch over us...

2/14/2018 05:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Sir. May god Bless You and your family......Ya think maybe NOW some thing will be done with our Court System....

2/14/2018 05:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Denver PD (ret)
With heavy heart, please accept my sincere confidences to all my brothers and sisters on Chicago DP

2/14/2018 06:07:00 AM  
Blogger Brian Russell said...

Anyone who votes in the upcoming election, after this horrible tragedy is voting for more HERO'S to be killed protecting the honest, decent humans in this shithole city. This idiot mayor should be forced to resign along with Tom Dart, Kim Foxx, Preckwinkle, and all of the current Cook County administration. I cannot wait for the day I can get out of the Chicago metro area, Cook County and the entire state of Illinois. Hopefully the shithead that did this was indeed caught and will face 1st degree murder charges, and hopefully this shithead faces a very painful and period of suffering before his demise.

2/14/2018 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So will Kim Foxx allow a lower bond for this offender too?

2/14/2018 06:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The poster at 4:45am said exactly what I thought and the overall post. I as many remember watching the coverage a while back that included Bauer standing tall in his uniform at the horse stable and remember thinking then what a shining example of the CPD. He could have been a recruiting poster. We just cannot seem to find people in government to adhere to the will of the people; keep criminals locked in prison and not roaming the streets with us in bullet proof vests with guns that they possess illegally. If I find Dart boasting one more time about reducing the jail population I'm going to throw a pie at his face. We all grieve with you cops and especially his family for this terrible loss.

2/14/2018 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Habitual offenders must be incarcerated for life. No more catch and release of violent felons. I am not naive and realize this will never happen in the cesspools of Chicago, Cook County and Illinois for that matter

2/14/2018 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC first of all my deepest sympathy to Commander Bauer and his family, no wife deserves to lose her husband in such a tragic manner and no little girl should never have to grow up without her loving father. Commander Bauer showed his true colors yesterday, he assisted fellow officers in their time of need and gave his life, RIP Commander Bauer. SCC you did do a post on this commander on 11/25/17 labeled Cranky Commander. In that post you pointed out how he too was disgusted wit our legal system. Thank You SCC for your time that you take in managing this blog and my prayers also go out to you SCC and all our brother & sisters in blue. Be safe to all!!!!

2/14/2018 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a loyal 19th Ward life long Democrat, I regretfully concede it's time to remove Sheriff Tom Dart and Senator Bill Cunningham from office. Safety first before party politics. RIP Commander Bauer!


It takes a lightning bolt like this to induce some semblance of common sense? Although I'm glad you're finally seeing the obvious, voters such as yourself are too late. This was years in the making and you contributed to it's demise.

RIP... Prayers for Commander Bauer, his family and his CPD family.


2/14/2018 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commander Paul Bauer, a true Policeman, and a great man. You served as a great example of how a Police Officer should conduct himself. Thank you for your service, Your watch has ended, May you Rest In Peace. Prayers for your entire family, may God be with your family, and God bless the Chicago Police Department.

2/14/2018 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never met or worked for him, but my friends who did, said he is the best boss they ever worked for. I'm saddened for him and his wife and little girl who are now without their husband/father. He was a true hero. Rest in peace.

2/14/2018 06:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems that the broken part of the justice system that Commander Bauer described is the one that failed here.

2/14/2018 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May he Rest In Peace a great man,great father and husband, a real leader that cared about us the lowly blue shirts who are criticized constantly! The elected here like Toni, rahm, Kimmy, Tommy, Evans,and the rest like the 50 could not come close to being the leader he was, such a disgrace they all are as they bastardize the police and put the criminals back on the streets to cause more murder and bloodshed! Godspeed brother and almighty God please bless the police amen!

I thought I would never ever say this thanks to chicago television media for interrupting programming and showing our hero being taken in that long procession and for using your assets like helicopters to show it all, that was touching as I watched in tears respect given to this true hero!

2/14/2018 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless the Bauer family...

2/14/2018 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cause is simply Kim Foxx and Toni Preckwinkle. No doubt there are others who also helped this along. Such as Tim Evans and Tom Dart too.

2/14/2018 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Yoda the Medic said...

God Bless Commander Bauer, his wife and child, and all who knew and worked for him. He represents the finest that Law Enforcement and the City of Chicago had to offer, and the world is a worse place without him.

2/14/2018 07:18:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Those quotes are pure Paulie. RIP buddy.

2/14/2018 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP HERO

2/14/2018 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn’t know him, but from what I have read here. I believe he must have been a true “policemen’s policeman.” RIP Brother

2/14/2018 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


God rest his soul. Please give him a good send off
CPD style. His efforts to try to save this city were
Truly appreciated. Ed needs to retire. It's obvious
he does not have the energy or guts to lead this
dept. ENOUGH already

2/14/2018 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its time to all unite and b very vocal about this mayor and states attorney and Sheriff, they have all made life miserable in all of Chicago, these fucks have 2 R>I>P>Paul, u were and always "THE POLICE"!

2/14/2018 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paulie was a good guy and copper when I met him years ago in 003 and carried that on until yesterday.

RIP, Paul, you will be missed.

2/14/2018 07:46:00 AM  
Blogger Baby"G" said...

The mere fact that an Exempt Rank Officer, acting alone would engage a suspect, who could be armed, speaks Volumes to Commander Bauer being The Real Police. And what he stated about Felony Review, is something that the public must understand and confront. I can recall the State's Attorney running the social security number of VICTIMS, to see if they were GOOD VICTIMS! What Cmdr. Bauer said about Felony Review victimizing a victim for a second time, is True. Understand clearly; Felony Review does not exist everywhere in the U.S. Criminal Justice System. We have all seen victims waiting hours for the Assistant State's Attorney to show up, and virtually "Stage" a mini-trial, while the victim sits waiting in fear and confusion. Felony Review is the product of a time when cops were not well educated, and there was a Parochial View of Chicago based on geography and ethnicity. The world and Chicago have changed, and MAYBE IT IS TIME TO CHANGE FELONY REVIEW. OR has the Politics of Race made that impossible! Baby "G"

2/14/2018 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace Commander. Prayers for your family. Prayers everyday for all the BLUE everyday.

2/14/2018 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Commander Bauer. God bless his family, the CPD, and police officers nationwide.

2/14/2018 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace Commander Paul Bauer. Pray that your voice carries on beyond your life and that your death starts the change you so much advocated for.

HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!

2/14/2018 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry - I’m more mad than sad at this point - I hate this city and the scum that run it!

2/14/2018 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep letting em out dart!!!

2/14/2018 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bauer was a prince, that's for sure.

But very little news coverage on the POS offender. All I heard was he was in custody, taken to Stroger for treatment to his injuries, and has a long rap sheet.

2/14/2018 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On this job you meet people many people but rarely if ever a man like Paul.This man was not just a boss,a commander he was an original always smiling, cared so much for the maligned street coppers,who push that beat car day after day! If you looked at the definition of "real police" you would see this commanders picture, here was a man that stood tall in the face of obstacles put forth by the elected who attack the police and coddle and pander to the criminals everyday every hour for that almighty vote illegal or otherwise!

personally find it strange how the very people that let these criminals roam freely to murder,maim and cause bloodshed citywide, are now acting so sorry about our brother! You look at Lisa Madigan,Toni P,Tommy (wheres that pizza is it hot to go) dart, Timmy (Im going to replace all judges who do their jobs and set proper bonds with judges who will free the felons to cause more statistics) Evans, Rahm (this guy really mayor, all you have done against the police even so low to viciously remove retirees health care) who supports criminals even giving millions to protect illegal criminals), Then we have richie (dick) Durbin who sat with barry for 8 long years as crime in this city rose astronomically and did nothing but help put forth orders with that consent decree to hurt coppers, Then we have the 50 sheep who do nothing to assist the police or get on their connected democratic judges to keep the scum in jail long term! When they show up which they will to get tv time to this heros funeral and are escorted to front row seats I for 1 will turn away and not look at them what a pathetic bunch!

Commander paul knew what was wrong and tried really tried in the face of unbearable odds to do the right thing, even speaking out and identifying the problems while others elected and the clouted exempt ranks sit idly by protected in their offices,and while the mayor and so many elected are immured to all the violent crime being carted around by armed valets, as this man this hero did whatever he could to help the citizens and the working coppers! Godspeed to this great man, they say and it is biblical your there with Jesus in the twinkling of an eye which measured is about 1/128th of a second, as I type this with real tears in my eyes, this man was original 1of1 old school who knew how much he was liked by the troops and how much he was respected!

Please God help us bless police everywhere and protect us!

2/14/2018 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

until this state votes in a real attorney general...

the war on the police and the law abiding will continue.

foxxx evans and dart. three fools who do as they please.

a real AG would get their attention real fast.

2/14/2018 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Previous comment: "we need to set up protest outside the jail"

You need to do more than that. You need to protest the people who are putting you into caskets after releasing gun-toting felons onto the streets. Dart, Preckwinkle, Foxx, Mayor 9.5, Judges. For F's sake, when the teachers don't get their pay increases, they shut down Michigan Avenue during rush hour and shut down the schools. And that's just for more money and benefits. YOUR lives are being TAKEN and you sit on your asses! Act accordingly! The people of this city and county WILL support you! We have your backs, coppers!

Today is a day for tears. What tomorrow brings is up to you.

2/14/2018 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frequently, I read posts from people who want to vote the bums out at the next election.

If only it were that simple.

Are you aware of the fact that as of today, Toni Preckwinkle, Joe Berrios, and Tom Dart have no opposition in the general election? Assuming that they survive the primary (Berrios has an opponent), these hacks are effectively home free. There are no Republican or third party candidates in place to oppose these clowns in November.

2/14/2018 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not politicize Paul Bauer's death. As Police Officers we have been killed standing up for the Law for over 100 years in this City, with over 400 Officers Badges retired at 35th st. Personally 4 Men and 1 Woman I have worked with, partnered on tact with, shared recruit training duties with, shared meals and family stories both on and off duty with have made the Eternal Sacrifice in the Line of Duty. While we can be bitter with Paul's death and I say this having known him from his time as a patrolman let's not mention those office holders with whom we disagree, because there has been such disgust of administrations and their action or in-action for decades as well as public apathy and disdain for the Police. Hold His Star High, His Memory and the way He did his job. God Rest His Soul.

2/14/2018 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your commander sounded like a cop's cop!

He will intercede for you. He is in Heaven with the Lord. Talk to your commander. He can hear your prayers/concerns and work miracles from Heaven.

You have Chaplains. There is support. You need time. A lot of it. Time to talk, time to cry, time to wonder, time to be alone, time.
Eddie Johnson's comments of “it’s a difficult day for us, but we’ll get through it” is bullcrap. Anyone who has lost a loved one is permanently scarred by a loss, especially a sudden loss, like this. You have been deprived of saying goodbye, seeing a man retire, ride off into the sunset. Where is this fair? I can guarantee many, many will be scarred by this for the rest of their lives. It's not fair and you don't just "get through it."

In our lives, many people form us and make us who we are: parents, people who took us under their wings, the few good/true/loyal/time-tested friends we have in life, a good boss here and there.

There is a ton of blood on a lot of people's hands. Watch for Rahm's crocodile tears, as the cameras pan services. (In a week, he'll be back to his anti-police rhetoric.)

Again, I am very sorry for your loss.

NOT ILLINOIS. NOT LAW.

2/14/2018 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you handcuff the police the bad guys get bolder and more decent people fall victim. Simply put, another working policeman trying to protect the community that doesn't always support him.

2/14/2018 08:56:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

RIP Commander Bauer.

It sure looks like you were a Great Boss and a Great Policeman and will be Greatly Missed by everyone who knew you or heard of you.

You were a credit to the Chicago Police Department.

2/14/2018 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul Bauer,you were my friend, you will ALWAYS be my friend, to that I say thank you.
R.I.P. Buddy.

2/14/2018 09:07:00 AM  
Blogger Shadow said...

Such irony in this tragedy, hoping and praying that your death will shine the spotlight on your bosses (particularly Rham Emmanuel) and their self-serving attempt at social engineering.
Something drastic and legally iron clad has to happen here to oust the city hall cabal, the crooks at the county. I hope this senseless and totally preventable death of a REAL police officer will spark some change

2/14/2018 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Godspeed to you brother! Prayers are being said for your family right now! You're stood for everything right you try to make a difference you for for us the thin blue line the working blue shirts while the politicians the Democrats the judges let the criminals free to murder and maim more innocent people, you brother Commander boss friend you stood up for us the innocent people The people in this city do you like the Democrats have caused so many problems so much from electricity so much murder the blood is at their doorstep may God bless the police!

2/14/2018 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May he be met at the gates of heaven by St. Michael the Archangel, the patron saint of law enforcement, and may he be seated at the right hand of the Father.
R.I.P. my brother in blue. Judge Gloria Chevere, Ret.

2/14/2018 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you SCC.
That speaks volumes about Paul.
He was a good man and will be greatly missed.

2/14/2018 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The tragic death of Commander Paul Bauer is a direct result of the anti-police and pro-criminal climate in The City and fanned by Obama & his minions, including Pflakey Pfleger. It is tragic to lose a Hero in Blue and that tragedy is exacerbated by the current social climate where we live among savages who no longer respect the authority of Police. There are no consequences thanks to the likes of Timothy Evans, Kimesha Foxx, and Tom Dart who are empowered & fueled by Toni Preckwinkle's inflammatory racist rhetoric. We live in a society that creates excuses for savage behavior and quite literally stops Police from protecting themselves and citizens. It must come to an end! My heart mourns the loss of this Hero. Today's tragedy further reinforces my support, complete respect for and appreciation of our Police. The Thin Blue Line that separates civilization from anarchy got a little bit thinner Monday. May God protect each of you and may Commander Bauer rest in peace.

Couldn't write it any better. Very sad.

2/14/2018 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless him and the CPD

2/14/2018 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mayor should get the new contract for Cpd!!!!! And they should give health insurance at 50yrs old and 20 plus years of service is so people can leave and enjoy life !!!! Rip Commander 🙏

2/14/2018 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P. to a true hero. Now, I would like to see more info on the piece of $hit who did this.

2/14/2018 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It make me sick to see the “Mayor” with his fake ass tears....

2/14/2018 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers to the fallen Commander and his family. And God Bless to all the men and women of the CPD.

2/14/2018 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My condolences to Commander Bauer's family and Godspeed Commander.
Commander Bauer is the latest victim of the devil and his disciples (Rahm, Tony, Tommy, Kimmy and Timmy)who have made the work of the devil the accepted norm. Just like the RAT population in this city are protected as if they were an endangered species, the devils disciples are protected, allowing them to bring death and destruction to anything that stands in the way of their savage criminal behavior.
Jim Moss

2/14/2018 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHO is responsible for this POS getting out of jail?? THAT'S what we all want to know... they have blood on their hands.. along with every single liberal in this city that votes these career politicians/morons/demons into office.

2/14/2018 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss. Good people are hard to replace, and are sorely missed.

2/14/2018 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Just a citizen here. My deepest condolences to Commander Bauer's wife, daughter, family and all of CPD. There are more citizens than you think who wholeheartedly support, respect and appreciate CPD and what you do each and every day. THANK YOU.

2/14/2018 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Old Deering Desparado said...

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle offered her condolences to the family outside the County Morgue. Immediately after that she most likely went to her office to call Kimishea Fox to ensure an I Bond was provided the offender. Piece of shit Democrat who has always hated the Police and always will. She represents one, and only one, segment of our community and it sure ain't the Police. I had the distinct pleasure of working with Paul when he commanded the Mounted Unit. Class act kid. God rest his soul. Hopefully, his killer will meet his demise in the same fashion with a knife in his back while he's behind bars. The prospect that this killer would get three meals a day, TV and internet access, health care, workout rooms etc., all at the public's expense incenses me. Screw every Democrat who expresses sorrow over Paul's death because we know the crocodile tears of the mayor for example are as phony as he is.

2/14/2018 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emanuel, Preckwinkle, Kim Foxx, Dart and Evans is one reason Commander Bauer is dead. Their Liberal Democratic ideas and ways. God Bless our Police Officers

2/14/2018 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Commander Bauer. A true hero.

2/14/2018 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The rest of the command staff needs to sack the fuck up and follow Paul's example. He was a big troop welfare guy who talked the talk and walked the walk. The department doesn't need anymore supervisors, it needs LEADERS! Leaders that are not afraid to get their hands dirty and fight hard for the well being of their people.

2/14/2018 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disheartened and hardened by this tragedy.

Our spineless leaders bow to the criminals.

May God Bless the righteous.

Officer Bauer thank you for your selfless service.

2/14/2018 10:45:00 AM  
Blogger mark lauber said...

I'm a retired cop from New York State, one of my daughters lives in Chicago and I'd like to express my gratitude to your members for all you do to keep people safe & to say I'm sorry for your loss-the murder of your Commander is felt all across the country.

2/14/2018 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, had family member point this out. The Fibune gave political cover to Sheriff Dart. They redacted his name from the quote of Commander Bauer..

Breitbart News
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/02/13/chicago-police-commander-shot-dead/

In the same meeting, Bauer attacked long-time Democratic Sheriff Tom Dart for his efforts to reduce inmate numbers. “The Sheriff of Cook County, for whatever reason, is very proud of the fact he has reduced the population of the county jail. Maybe I’m jaded, I don’t think that’s anything to be proud of,” he said.

Less than three months after those comments, Bauer is dead, allegedly from a repeat offender’s bullets.

Fibune News. Dart's name redacted.
He took exception to Cook County’s push to set more affordable bails for defendants as part of an effort to reduce the population in the jail.

“Maybe I’m jaded,” he said. “But I don’t think that is anything to be proud of.”On Tuesday, Bauer was fatally shot in the Loop by a four-time felon who had drawn the suspicion of tactical teams in the busy downtown area. Officers tried to stop the man a few blocks from the Thompson Center, but he took off running, according to radio traffic of the incident.
www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-officer-bio-paul-bauer-20180213-story.html

2/14/2018 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless Commander Paul Bauer.
May he rest in Peace.

God Bless his family.
It is said that Earth has no
sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.

God Bless The Police in these trying times.

As The Police, you cannot help but wonder in
the secret place of your heart of hearts, that
had this situation were reversed and Commander
Bauer were the one who survived, how loud the
clamor from the public would have been and
how swiftly and ruthlessly the retributive
"justice" bureaucracy installed by a craven
mayor known as COPA would have gone into action
in order to make the Commander's life miserable?

More politically useful noise about how "out of
control The Cops are/The Cops need more oversight/
We need to roll back the rights and protections The
Cop's too powerful union have put in place to protect
them from the peoples justice."

These same people will join the mayor, the city council,
the superintendent and all the other usuals in stepping
the shine off each other's shoes to get dibs on the front
rows at the funeral so they can fake cry and wipe false
tears for the bright TV camera lights.

Let's see when the conversation turns strained and awkward
as the fine representatives of the Cook County Courts,
Cook County State's Attorney's Office and the Cook County
Sheriff's Office present their case as to why a multiple
time violent, gun wielding FELON has been allowed to walk
free and unencumbered to breath the same air as a good man
like Paul Bauer.

Gee... We wonder which one was an actual contributor
to upright and law abiding society and which one was
deliberately turned loose to be an affliction to upright
and law abiding society.

Don't everybody answer at once.

In your heart of hearts, you just KNOW the reasons
why but you don't want to be labeled as some type
of -ist who is riddled with all manner of -isms
that are contrary to the prevailing narration in
this town.

Or worst still, you're condemned as an unsympathetic/
unempathic, blue-collar enclave dwelling some-kind-of-phobe.

Is it not time yet for The Police
to very publicly re-assess who they are,
what they stand for and what societal role
they are/are not going to play?

The "Pure" Policing based on the bedrock
common-sense principles put forth by
Sir Robert Peel is being forcibly re-booted
to conform to a prevailing narrative.

And the streets run with blood because of
of this re-boot.

This incident with Commander Bauer and the
multiple time armed violent felon was a
wholly preventable tragedy regardless of
what those who preach the false gospel of
retributive justice have to say.

2/14/2018 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew Commander Bauer and his beautiful family from their regular attendance and participation at the Police Mass at the Mercy Home. In fact, I was told that he did the readings at this past Sunday Mass. All I can say is that, while I can question most of their appointments to management positions, those who appointed him Commander of the 018th District got it right. He was an absolute class act.

2/14/2018 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greater Love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

RIP Warrior

2/14/2018 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Florida this mutt would have been classified as a habitual violent offender a couple of felonys ago and would be serving a life sentence in an un airconditioned prison.

2/14/2018 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never knew Commander Bauer. As far as I know, I have never seen Commander Bauer. I don't know if Commander Bauer was red, white, black, blue or yellow, but he sure seems to be the kind of cop every cop aspires to be.

R.I.P. Commander, you'll not soon be forgotten.

J.J.

2/14/2018 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Perry F'ing Mason said...

Are you really sad? Are you really mad and disgusted about this tragedy?

Make this man's sacrifice stand for something then!

Now is the time to take this sadness, this depression, and emptiness and turn it into an action plan to rid Chicago of these politicians, judges, state attorneys and anyone else who is soft on crime in the next election.

Rid them. Vote them out. Do not complain anymore. Do not whine about unfair conditions. Do not "stay fetal". TAKE ACTION.

Next election create a campaign. Maybe even run some officers for Aldermen and other elected positions (like Sheriff). Vote the bad judges out.

If you do nothing, you will not be able to erase the hurt everyone has right now. It's time Chicago wake up and stop shedding crocodile tears (like some in the Media who now look like they care)for the real victims while they let go real criminals to roam the streets.

Next case.


2/14/2018 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

44 years old
16 years in jail
24 years a criminal
Broken hearts on Valentine's Day
Wife and 13 year old daughter left behind

2/14/2018 11:58:00 AM  
Blogger Richard Sherman said...

We need to replace all county democrats with republicans. Won’t happen, of course, but I can dream.

How about a march on Prickwrinkle and Unfoxxy’s offices. I’ll settle for that.

2/14/2018 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow not a fan but Suntimes cover tribute to this hero is nice great boss great father! Godspeed!

2/14/2018 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe Judge Evans needs to go as well.
And take Foxx with him.
As for Cook County and those out on bond
with a monitor.....just look over the stat's
where these folks have committed crimes
while out on bond with the Sheriff's lease.
Thank you./gs

2/14/2018 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Paul Kersey said...

A four-time felon??? AND - wearing some type of body armor?

How is he still on the street?? Please tell me.

Your Justice System in Cook County is flawed. VERY flawed.

Sympathy to the family and all those close to him, but it is high time to clean house so these tragedies stop.

Clean the courthouse of all those soft on crime, whether it be the Judges or the States Attorney. Someone run for Mayor as well.

Someone rise above this clout-invested cesspool, where everyone is just a "yes-man" or a "Stay fetal" do-nothing, and take charge!

And when that person does, the rest of you SUPPORT HIM/HER -don't sit on your hands like so many do in prior elections.

2/14/2018 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many bosses, or regular cops, would have done what he did, especially off duty? It shows his character and dedication. He died a hero. Rip sir

2/14/2018 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie sucks and 9.5 sucks more!

2/14/2018 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rip. How do you contact the officer down memorial page?? They have him as “off duty”. That was not true. Bad initial info. Need to correct it.

2/14/2018 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes this world really sucks

2/14/2018 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul was fucking SOLID. Class family guy and cared just as much about the police officer. Going to really miss this one..

2/14/2018 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, it seems that this very police commander had previously and pointedly made it clear that the low bails and revolving door jailing of repeat offenders in Chicago was a significant risk to public safety has been murdered by one of the very people he was referring to, a repeat gun offender who got out of jail after serving only fractions of his various sentences:

• Convicted in 1998 of armed robbery, gets a 16-year sentence, meaning he should have been in jail until 2014 with that, but . . .

• Charged in 2007 with being a felon in possession of body armor, possession of a defaced firearm and possession of heroin; received three years in prison on the gun charge, records show, so added to the original 16 that he should have served the remainder of as a parole violation, he should have been in jail until 2017, but . . .

• In 2011, was charged with resisting an officer and battery, and convicted of battery, so should have been a third strike (life in prison?) but given 30 days of community service, and then . . .

• Convicted of drug possession in 2014, received a two-year prison term, so a FOURTH strike, and thus again should be serving a life term, but at the very least should have served all of his previous terms as a result of the parole violations, and so should have still been in jail until 2019.

So, riddle me how this guy was even out of jail in order to commit a murder of a police officer, while wearing body armor and possessing a firearm, both things forbidden to felons, much less a repeated and multiple felon?

Maybe Rahm and company can help me out with the math here?

2/14/2018 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Remember this day said...

God Bless his soul. God Bless his grieving family and co workers. But no amount of outrage will change anything. This city is lost. Rahm and the lunatic demoncrats will continue to win as they march us all to their fucking UTOPIA.

2/14/2018 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At the risk of sounding corny.....
"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers, for whoever sheds his blood with me this day, shall forever be my brother"
You are my brother, Paul.

2/14/2018 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very well said 04:42:00 AM!! It must stop, vote these anti- Police, pro thug, cretins out of office. Godspeed Commander!

2/14/2018 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked with him years ago in SOS. he was always a gentleman. May he be at Peace and prayers for his family.

2/14/2018 02:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless you sir. Rest in peace.

2/14/2018 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did a career with the NYPD, ran across only a few bosses as Commander Bauer has been described. They were pleasures to work for ,he will be missed more than you can know now. Stories about him will be told for years by cops, over beers, and he will be remembered fondly. Rest In Peace BOSS.

2/14/2018 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heartfelt condolences to Commander Bauer and his family. I read that story at the time thinking how great a Commander he is. He is a brave hero who spoke the truth. God bless him. Let us not ever forget this heroic good man. What a horrible loss of a dedicated member of Chicago's finest!

The mayor, sheriff, states attorney, judges, the whole lot of them should be ashamed for allowing repeat offenders free to murder on Chicago's streets! When will THEY be held accountable?

This was a good man doing good work for this city. Such a sad loss to all of us. God bless you Commander Bauer.

2/14/2018 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The loss of this dedicated commander is devastating. Being someone who is in love with a cop, I cannot imagine how Mrs. Bauer & their daughter are processing this horrific situation. I am extremely sad for the commander’s family & all of the CPD Family. I sincerely hope that new laws will be a result of this unnecessary loss...”a 24 year career criminal” shouldn’t have been roaming the streets as a free man - I am a firm believer of “commit the crime / do the time”. Why there aren’t stronger consequences given for repeat offenses/offenders is baffling. If an offender has used a gun in a crime once, I would imagine that they would prefer it & continue to do so. When will enough be enough to get these violent individuals, off the streets, serving time for their chosen actions? No matter what race or gender...these criminals need stricter punishments; obviously these repeat offenders won’t stop what they feel successful doing, which are criminal actions, with no regard for others. God Bless ALL OF THE CPD, for serving & protecting - putting yourselves in danger, constantly, for the safety of the community...you make a difference & it is very appreciated. God Bless the Bauer family. Rest In Peace Commander Bauer ����
I salute you all!!!

2/14/2018 02:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Something has to change, our legislation must improve. The Cmdr was just doing his job by being the police.
I Hate that he lost his life to such trash!!!
I never worked for him and I didn’t know him. Very sorry to hear of this loss.
I pray for his wife and daughter during this tragic loss.

Rest In Peace Cmdr Bauer


Civilian CPD member

2/14/2018 03:13:00 PM  
Blogger Concerned Citizen said...

My Lord. If this guy was on E.M, it's over for T.Dort/KimmyF

2/14/2018 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember Dart on Election Day
His motto. Empty out the Jail. Pizza for Everyone

2/14/2018 03:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a citizen here, but I wanted to express my sympathies for Cmdr. Bauer's family and the entire CPD, especially those who had the fortune of knowing and working with him. You guys do great work that is underappreciated by some in the community and, unfortunately, some city and county leadership. Take care and be safe out there. Rest easy, Commander.

2/14/2018 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Commander Bauer. Though I didn't know you, I feel like I do.
May God give your wife and daughter the strength to face each and
every day of their lives, and may you protect them from afar.

2/14/2018 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frequently, I read posts from people who want to vote the bums out at the next election.

If only it were that simple.

Are you aware of the fact that as of today, Toni Preckwinkle, Joe Berrios, and Tom Dart have no opposition in the general election? Assuming that they survive the primary (Berrios has an opponent), these hacks are effectively home free. There are no Republican or third party candidates in place to oppose these clowns in November.


UNTRUE - PRECKWINKLE IS OPPOSED BY BOB FIORETTI, BERRIOS IS OPPOSED BY FRITZ KAEGI AND DART IS OPPOSED BY EDWARD ACEVEDO AND JOHN FAIRMAN

2/14/2018 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watching the press conference now. Rahm, Kidney Bean, Lil’ Kim, et al........

Kim’s gonna prosecute hard, she says.

No death penalty in Illinois.

Commander died for nothing.

Get to finish line.

Retire.

Leave.

2/14/2018 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, riddle me how this guy was even out of jail in order to commit a murder of a police officer, while wearing body armor and possessing a firearm, both things forbidden to felons, much less a repeated and multiple felon?

Maybe Rahm and company can help me out with the math here?

2/14/2018 02:06:00 PM

Currently there are 28 states with heavier sentences for repeat offenders. Massachusetts became the latest state to punish repeat offenders when it passed its own version of the law in 2012. The states which carry three strikes or habitual offender laws are: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. (LegalMatch.com).

The Supreme Court upheld the law, even when applied to minor felonies, such as stealing golf clubs.

Here is Rahm's math...1) do not upset my constituents...2) I could care less about the tax paying citizens (dumb fuck liberals will always vote for me) and 3) all that matters is a vote no matter how it is achieved.

Chicago is a swirling toilet. The worst is yet to come.

God bless Commander Bauer.

2/14/2018 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Naperville police officer: Rest in peace Commander Bauer. my prayers are with you and your wonderful family.

2/14/2018 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:06 pm sounds like that murdering piece of crap has a political sponsor
community service for a person on parole , resisting arrest , battery of a police officer
check the voting record , 10-1 this ahole voted democratic in 2016
should be in jail or me office

2/14/2018 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally, cop-killer Shomari LEGGHETTE (rhymes with spaghetti) M/B/44 has been charged with the murder of Cmdr. Paul Bauer.

2/14/2018 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never met Commander Bauer but what a fine Father, Husband and Police Officer he must have been. He was Catholic as am I and my eyes teared up about his wife's description of his love for his daughter and fellow officers.

SCC, I occasionally comment on your blog and did so a week back when you published your story about carjackings. I live in Northwest Indiana and commute daily to work in the Loop, have done so for 23 years and have 2 more years until I plan to retire in Northern Arizona. My office is four blocks south on Clark Street.

Prior to my move, I lived in Lincoln Park for close to 10 years. I daily see POS like the murderer of Commander Bauer walking the streets in the Loop or slinking through the parking garage where I park. It scares the hell out of me and that is why I conceal carry, even though I have an Indiana permit but will never be able to obtain a Illinois CC permit because of the liberal BS toward out of state CC holders. The Democratic shit liberal politicians like Obama, Rahm, Foxx, Evans, Madigan, Dart and others have so destroyed what once was a great city.

My take is that Commander Bauer like other officers did his best but the ball is rolling too fast down hill to stop the continued decline in Chicago.

In closing, I own an engineering company and in 2014 I spent five months on a client assignment in South Africa. In that country during that short period, I witnessed such violence and shithole conditions and everyone who can afford it, carries a firearm, knife or other weapons, all of which are technically banned by the government, because of the high level of violence. The politicians who run the country are completely inept and corrupt and they have destroyed in 15 years what it took the Boer settlers 150 years to create. Chicago is on the same path.

RIP Commander Bauer, may God welcome you into Heaven and may your daughter be consoled by the fact that your love and parenting will positively guide her for the rest of her life.

2/14/2018 05:27:00 PM  
Blogger Retired GPD said...

I'm a retired Gary Pd Sgt.What a warrior Commander Bauer is! Definitely a man his family is proud of. Hope they fry that pos suspect. Also fuck your weasel mayor trying for an academy award.

2/14/2018 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Judges should be thrown in jail too!!!!! Along with these fucked up politicians!!!!!!!! Prayers to the family.

2/14/2018 05:40:00 PM  
Blogger Andrew Petersen said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
As a loyal 19th Ward life long Democrat, I regretfully concede it's time to remove Sheriff Tom Dart and Senator Bill Cunningham from office. Safety first before party politics. RIP Commander Bauer!

2/14/2018 12:47:00 AM

I'm sorry to go here, SCC...but not that sorry.

19th Ward politics is part of the Major reason that Cook County and Chicago and the State of Illinois is in the trouble it is in.

O'Shea needs to go as well.

2/14/2018 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Repeat offender feral thugs roaming free with no consequences! "Progressive" liberal judges and politicians to blame. A dark day in Chicago history. The silent majority is fed up! God rest your soul Boss.

2/14/2018 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never met or worked for him, but my friends who did, said he is the best boss they ever worked for. I'm saddened for him and his wife and little girl who are now without their husband/father. He was a true hero. Rest in peace.

2/14/2018 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UNTRUE - PRECKWINKLE IS OPPOSED BY BOB FIORETTI, BERRIOS IS OPPOSED BY FRITZ KAEGI AND DART IS OPPOSED BY EDWARD ACEVEDO AND JOHN FAIRMAN

2/14/2018 04:21:00 PM

Kaegi is a liberal millionaire from the Hyde Park neighborhood in Chicago and now hails from the liberal bastion of Oak Park. His political career needs to be nipped in the bud. We will have to keep Joe "Cha-Ching" Barrios for now and hope to get rid of him next time. Kaegi is not the answer.

2/14/2018 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R I P Commander Bauer, huge loss for the CPD. Bless his family.

2/14/2018 06:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers for him.
Prayers for his family.
Prayers for the Chicago Police Department.

2/14/2018 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need more like Bauer. My sympathy to his family, friends and colleagues.

2/14/2018 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope they don't make his death political. I sense that the politicians will.

2/14/2018 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May GOD BLESS COMMANDER BAUER and his Family. Good Man,never had a bad word to say about anybody. If the CPD had more bosses like um,we would be in a better place. Instead,we have commanders who are way meritoriously promoted over there heads and dummer then a stump. The camel riding moronic commander of the 2nd district last night during the tragedy that occurred went in2 the district parking lot and started putting impoundment stickers on police cars,including state police cars that were there assisting CPD during this tragic time. Rahm Emmanuel and Fathead ED in just over a year have damaged the police department to the point of no return with their exempt promotions of all meritorious promotees.At least U should have to be able to talk well enough that people can understand what is coming out of Ur mouth. CPD in a sad state of affairs.

2/14/2018 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So.....why didn't the news media state... " A "black man" kills a white police officer..etc...please tell me?

2/14/2018 07:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Valiant Knight said...

This tragedy was 100% preventable. The offender should have never seen the light of day again. Gun laws didn’t stop him from having a gun and murdering one of the few bosses on this job that was worth those oakleaves. Justice is blind to all except here in Chicago where she tips the scales with politics. RIP boss.

All crimes against first responders should be filed in federal court to negate the PC pandering that Dart et al conduct at our family’s safety.

2/14/2018 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Michael Merola said...

I was privileged to have worked for a few great bosses, but never for Commander Bauer...I wish I could have in this life. Commander Bauer, I hope to work for you in the life to come, because I am certain The Archangel Michael has already assigned you. Godspeed Sir, I am looking forward to meeting you.

2/14/2018 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Start sending tweets facebook messages to run on reinstat8the death penalty to all these would be or current politicians begging for votes.

2/14/2018 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous GLG said...

Can one of you bed wetting liberals tell me again Why Illinois does not have capitol punishment for animals that murder police officers?

2/14/2018 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at these current officers that are fighting for their jobs and their futures. Defending their lives against armed offenders. If they would have lost their fight against these armed thugs we would have to listen to Rahm saying how great the officers are. But since they won the battle now Rahm is trying to fire them. It makes no sense.

2/14/2018 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess Chicago can kiss Amazon HQ2 goodbye.

2/14/2018 08:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC. Check out the VILE article that Mesiner and Nickeas wrote on Chicago breaking news on Paul Bauer being involved in a fatal police chase downtown in 2003

I thought Nickeas was pro police at one point. How could you two possibly write this shit now when the man isn't even in the ground yet?

And why rehash it at all? It's old news. 15 years old. The first comment was some asshole writing about karma. My guess is that it'll be removed shortly

Fuck you Tribune. Shame on you Nickeas and Mesiner. Watch out for karma yourselves

2/14/2018 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sad that this fine man had to give his life to be called a hero. I'm sorry to say this but if he was able to survive this battle and take out this waste of humanity Rahm, Johnson, BLM, COPA and every other piece of excrement you want to add would be calling for his head. This is what these POS want.....YOU INJURED or KILLED before you can "justify" your use of force. Been to way too many Honors funerals only to ask myself the same question each and every time; Was leaving their FAMILIES really worth it? I guess the only one who can answer that is our fallen Brother. EVERYONE knows the risks involved when we pin on that star but PLEASE Stay Strong and Stay Safe because as soon as the "dress blues" are put back in the closet all of these phony "sympathizing" POS will be lining up the buses to throw as many under as they can to appease those in certain communities. So sick and fucking tired of the police being blamed for every fucking thing that these communities ALLOW to happen and it isn't until an officer pays the ultimate sacrifice that one's thought of as a hero. May the Good Lord bless his family with all the strength and healing they'll need.

RIP Brother

2/14/2018 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-paul-bauer-chicago-police-chase-20180214-story,amp.html

The media has no shame. Pathetic that they would put this out now. Scumbag lowlifes

2/14/2018 09:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kaegi is a liberal millionaire from the Hyde Park neighborhood in Chicago and now hails from the liberal bastion of Oak Park. His political career needs to be nipped in the bud. We will have to keep Joe "Cha-Ching" Barrios for now and hope to get rid of him next time. Kaegi is not the answer.

2/14/2018 05:59:00 PM

___________________

I don't like Kaegi either, but I cannot imagine him being worse than Berrios as assessor. That role lends itself to corruption but less so to imposing liberal views and influence, compared to other political offices. Maybe Kaegi will be easy on the "Cha-Ching" if he is already a millionaire. And if Berrios wins, next election he will have another opponent whose fledgling political career would need to be nipped in the bud.

Get rid of Berrios already, if not now, then when?

2/14/2018 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“Can one of you bed wetting liberals tell me again Why Illinois does not have capitol punishment for animals that murder police officers?”

Because convicted felon GOP Governor George Ryan abolished the death penalty in a feeble attempt to save his ass from going to the pokey. Fact.

2/14/2018 10:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For who ever wrote not a cop , just what is your definition.? Everyone who puts that uniform on is a brother or sister. Anyone, whatever their job is within the department , is the police. We may get upset when speaking of some of our colleagues, but in this case, Commander Bauer took action , when he didn’t have to by the way, and paid the ultimate price. So you are very wrong and ignorant to hide behind a computer and post that. Commander Bauer was a cop, I worked with him, I know. We may not of always agreed but he was A COP! True blue
NS

2/14/2018 11:01:00 PM  
Blogger Txdino said...

Everyday a LEO due to the charge of his office faces the choice of how to respond to a situation and its potential danger: Do nothing “go fetal” , Do the minimum they can get away with with others watching, or engage to completion regardless. It speaks to character and beliefs what is chosen. It appears CDR Bauer exemplified the last choice and good honorable man was lost. May he be an inspiration and example to others.

2/14/2018 11:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Paul Bauer. O Captain, My Captain. From a former 003rd district Officer. My prayers have been with you and your family since I heard the tragic news. All that comes to mind is a poem by Walt Whitman. O Captain, My Captain. Right now even the energy to finish this escapes me right now. All that remains are the memories of times past in the 003rd district

2/15/2018 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a time for negative comments. Whether it’s towards the superintendent or someone else. There’s enough negative comments against the police on other sites. Let’s have one day of not bashing each other.

2/15/2018 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It took his death for his message to finally reach the ears of these paper pushing, thug hugging JAG OFFS we call leaders and superiors. Hopefully this will be a wake up call for the idiots at city hall to pull their heads from their asses. That POS should never have been on the streets to begin with. He should have been rotting in jail....but no, he roamed free and took the life of an amazing officer, true leader, loving husband and father, and good man....Rest easy Commander Bauer. We’ve got the watch from here...AND HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!

2/15/2018 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again, correction to Baby G's post: Cmdr Bauer made statements agains Dart and Foxx, not Felony Review. Truth is, that Felony Review under Jim Murphy is much much better than Brasil and O'Brien. I'm sure Murphy's authority is limited by Foxx as well. I agree with Bauer's past statements regarding Dart and Foxx which are actually listed in the previous thread.

2/15/2018 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not the police,
After reading comments about Commander Bauer it is obvious that CPD suffered a great loss as did every citizen of Chicago. The country has lost another defender of the weak to a POS that should have been behind bars.
As far as I can tell there is not a single Democrat worth voting for and most deserve jail time sharing a cell with the POS that robbed all of us of a real HERO.
Rest in piece Commander Bauer.

2/15/2018 04:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pain is real.
The tears are fresh.
The wave of helplessness crashes upon us all.
I look for comfort in places I’ve never been, while finding ways to try and comfort my brothers and sisters.
I can’t fix it because I don’t know how.
I want to scream but my voice is silent.
I need answers to questions I don’t have.
I know i’m not alone, but yet I am.
Time, please be our friend.
Lord, I’ll be ok but please comfort those that need you the most.
If you’re not too busy after that, can I just sit with you for a moment?

2/15/2018 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
“Can one of you bed wetting liberals tell me again Why Illinois does not have capitol punishment for animals that murder police officers?”

Because convicted felon GOP Governor George Ryan abolished the death penalty in a feeble attempt to save his ass from going to the pokey. Fact.
2/14/2018 10:48:00 PM

NOT CORRECT. Ryan pardoned everyone on death row at the time. It was the legislature, led by the Chicago Democrats, that later abolished capital punishment in Illinois.

2/15/2018 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-paul-bauer-chicago-police-chase-20180214-story,amp.html

The media has no shame. Pathetic that they would put this out now. Scumbag lowlifes
2/14/2018 09:34:00 PM


Yeh. Pretty inappropriate I thought when I saw that also. I've known Paul pretty well almost from the start of his career and can honestly say he had absolutely nothing but regret and pain over that. RIP Junior, old friend.

2/15/2018 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
For who ever wrote not a cop , just what is your definition.? Everyone who puts that uniform on is a brother or sister. Anyone, whatever their job is within the department , is the police. We may get upset when speaking of some of our colleagues, but in this case, Commander Bauer took action , when he didn’t have to by the way, and paid the ultimate price. So you are very wrong and ignorant to hide behind a computer and post that. Commander Bauer was a cop, I worked with him, I know. We may not of always agreed but he was A COP! True blue
NS

2/14/2018 11:01:00 PM
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"Not a cop" at the end of a post signifies that the author of the post he/she wrote, is not a LEO; nothing more.

2/16/2018 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pain is real.
The tears are fresh.
The wave of helplessness crashes upon us all.
I look for comfort in places I’ve never been, while finding ways to try and comfort my brothers and sisters.
I can’t fix it because I don’t know how.
I want to scream but my voice is silent.
I need answers to questions I don’t have.
I know i’m not alone, but yet I am.
Time, please be our friend.
Lord, I’ll be ok but please comfort those that need you the most.
If you’re not too busy after that, can I just sit with you for a moment?

Beautiful ! Thank you

2/16/2018 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it no one notices a police officer's good works until after he/she is killed?

I wonder if any of these so-called leaders EVER bothered to compliment Cmdr. BAUER on his good work while he was alive?

Retired Ol' Sixgun Sarge

2/17/2018 12:48:00 PM  

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