Sunday, May 19, 2019

Bodyguard Story Gets Legs

Took the media, specifically Channel 5, most of the day to catch up:
  • NBC 5 has learned of a move by Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot to reverse decades of tradition by revamping the mayor’s Chicago Police bodyguard unit, adding representatives from federal agencies and other law enforcement agencies.

    At issue, the mayor-elect’s intention to build a new protective detail, reportedly headed by former U.S. Marshal Jim Smith. The unit would include former federal marshals and members of other departments outside Chicago.
FOP is expressing reluctance:
  • “I am not in favor of taking away our jobs and replacing them with someone,” FOP President Kevin Graham told NBC 5. “For as long as we have had a bodyguard detail for the mayor, Chicago police officers have been committed to making sure the mayor and those around him or her are safe.”

    A police source told NBC 5 that the mayor-elect has been told by present and former high-ranking department members that the proposal creates a myriad of issues, not the least of which are the fact that outside officers might not be fully indemnified by the city of Chicago, and that such a unit raises question about state certification.
Not to mention who's going to pay for it all.

And what does this mean to the fixed detail in 014? Rahm had six or eight officers from 019 with a sergeant in four or more cars around his house 24/7....and Rahm was hardly ever there. He was either in DC (most weekends) or at his secret hideout/condo in 012 near Van Buren and Green which the media never seemed to catch onto.

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116 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don’t feel sorry for any merit juiced and lazy inside person for losing a spot on mayor body guard detail or the waste of taxpayer money to secure their empty houses 24 hours a day All these useless house mice can respond to jobs just like we all do

5/19/2019 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She hates the police, seems obvious on its face.

5/19/2019 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess this shows what she really thinks of us. She won't want us hanging around when she fucks us over again and again and again.

5/19/2019 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If true then why are POs in 001 being paid OT to make sure the Mayor elect is safe as she makes the rounds downtown? Hmmmm . . .

5/19/2019 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't blame her. I wouldn't want this department's stellar members to bodyguard me either if I was her. It's great the union can speak up about an insignificant police detail that has no bearing on 99% of the rest of the department but they can't speak up when Exempts like Johnson twin #2 and Escamerit make the news for stealing. They should have held a press conference about how those two morons are the prime examples of why the CPD has turned into a garbage dump thanks to the corrupt merit process.

And don't give me any of that Chicken Little bullshit either about how getting rid of the bodyguard detail can lead to other units being taken over by private security. Fuck it, let her replace SWAT and the Marine unit with Ex-Green Berets and Navy Seals for all I care. Anyone with half a brain knows that those units are a joke and wouldn't be able to handle any major catastrophe that they were supposed to be designed to handle.

5/19/2019 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don’t have any details for the inauguration or protection. Have the private security company make all the arrests.

5/19/2019 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Lightfoot is a Police hater. We had no options when voting. There is much more to worry about than the bodyguard detail. They will all be fine. They are the connected few.

5/19/2019 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love how she has her own security. Now the clout baby’s actually have to go back to patrol making patrolman salary!!!

5/19/2019 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What?

She doesn’t trust anyone from Chicago, especially the cops?

5/19/2019 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Inclusive, diverse....hell why not have a few Secret Service too. We are definitely in another universe.

5/19/2019 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say good. No need to use up po’s for some overpaid detail when they can be utilized to man the districts that are short handed. Good for her for changing it up. It’s probably a way for her to keep herself isolated from CPD. Less rumors being dished out by that detail and all

5/19/2019 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Secret condo, hmm? I presume Mrs. Rahm stayed back in the house.

5/19/2019 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this the beginning of the War on CPD? She must really hate us if even the "worthy" officers can not be her bodyguards. Worthy means the clouted and correct officers for the job. Save your pennies officers we may have to stop working our days off during the holidays. So people can figure out what we do for the city.

5/19/2019 02:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, kinda sounds like she wants to distance herself from the police but that's ok. She is also getting rid of the police in the schools. Since she claims her administration is going to be transparent ( didn't we hear that same line from Rahm & Barack?) she needs to explain the reasons for doing this and what it is going to cost the taxpayers. Dignitary protection & security is a big business that retired federal agents get into after retirement from the government. Does anybody know if we still have a detail on Obama's abandoned house on the southside? How much does that cost. On Sat. Lightfoot marched for peace with gun violence victims and anti gun advocates. She said there needs to be more economical investment & support for youth and said many crimes are committed by people who feel they are left out, and they need to bring resources to them.

These are the same tired old lines that the past and present Progressive Democrats have been pushing for eons. They have destroyed all of the major metropolitan centers in this country with their socialist ideology. Major cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, NYC, Baltimore and a host of others are in chaos with crimes, with the homeless and illegal immigrants because they allow this and cater to this behavior. The Dems. just want to squeeze the taxpayers and throw our money to them. The same is true for Chicago, just throw more money at the problem which has never worked. Medical personnel,first responders, soldiers know you have to stop the bleeding first to save a trauma victim. The analogy to Chicago is you have to get the shooters/killers, gangs, drug dealers into prison with extremely long and harsh sentences. Do this and the shootings will stop. No mercy. So far probation upon probation, early parole, peace march after peace march, prayer-ins and restorative justice has not worked. When you stop the bleeding you can start to rehab the patient. I think Lightfoot has already set the tone for the next four years, more of the same Democrat one party smoke and mirrors.

5/19/2019 02:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 a private team with regularly scheduled shifts will save on overtime in the long run.

2 the pos that were detailed to rahm will be stationed elsewhere. They will not lose their job.

5/19/2019 02:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Something that was pointed out to me is that by having a security detail that was comprised of outsiders it would make it harder for CPD to have insider knowledge of what was happening in her administration or having dirt on her. An interesting notion indeed.

5/19/2019 03:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All Great who cares. But Felipe Garcia got dumped and detailed to OEMC as a Commander. He should go back to PO. Or did Rahm make a deal for him. Well Lori you going to let him suck a gold braid pension? Well?

5/19/2019 03:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most weekends you can find me in D.C. because
I'm still a connected swamp rat. Day to day I had
to sleep in 012. Media? What media? On the
payroll, son.

5/19/2019 04:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a gut feeling this new mayor is going to be a complete disaster. She (it) will make Rham look like Mother Teresa.

5/19/2019 05:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. I saw Rahm 9 years ago in that 7 11 at 6:30 AM buying a Sun Times. He was not yet mayor and completely alone. I thought he was out jogging.

5/19/2019 06:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"take away jobs" come on FOP,those officers are not losing any job,we need more officers on the street,she is the mayor and she or her "advisers" can protect her anyway they want,plus if she keeps CPD on her detail she can choose who she wants,the PROBLEM with officers "assigned" to a "unit" think it's for there entire career,alittle heads up,,,,IT'S NOT....

5/19/2019 06:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares, she's the boss. More troubling is her statement that the city will do no more water shutoffs if the water bill is not paid. She has already told the water commissioner no more shutoffs. Next up is no more officers in schools, they are not properly trained to deal with our youth. The shitstorm is already brewing and she hasn't even been sworn in yet.

5/19/2019 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its very simple they call them special police . Alderman Burke was the last person to have them.
Basically its picking people that were law enforcement and the City vouching for them as police.

BUT the question you should ask is whose pension they gonna be on?
It sure as hell will not be security guard pay? Do you honestly think retired old times that were FEDS are going to take less that 100k a year?
And what benefits will they get? FOP should be doing a FOIA request so we can use all that info in contract talks.

And the district baby sitting gig will probably stay the same nobody really beefing about it.

5/19/2019 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...his secret hideout/condo in 012 near Van Buren and Green which the media never seemed to catch onto."

That's because you never told the media about it, SCC. You don't expect them to find these things out on their own, do you?


rb

5/19/2019 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This begs the question: WHY is she doing this? Does she not trust ANY CPD officers to do their jobs? Sends a terrible message to the CPD, that’s for sure!

5/19/2019 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Historically the Mayor’s detail has been a hiding place for ”clouted” cops too dunmb to pass promotional exams, yet too “Heavy” to be sentenced to a career of driving around in circles in a District. The Public needs to realize that every one of those plainclothes personal body servants to a Mayor gets Sergeant’s pay, and the head gets Commander’s pay and retires with a Gold Braid pension, which these days is a over $120,000.00 for the rest of their lives! Heading the Mayor’s detail is like winning the Cook County Clout Lottery! And the only requirement is Clout! One of those $120,000 Heavies was a guy named Sam from Bridgeport, when King Dick II, or “Lil” Dick was Mayor. He started his career as a lock-up aide, then became a Patroll Officer, well known as a Do Nothing. They hid him in Mass Transit, until Lil Dick was annointed, then he went to become one of Daley’s servants, receiving Sgt’s pay, though never promoted to the rank of Sgt. Bridgeport Sam is now retired with a Commander’s Pension. There was no Exam or explanation for assignment to the Mayor’s Detail; sort of like Merit Promotions: It Just Happens! Duties include, taking the Mayor’s kids to school, taking the wifey shopping, opening doors, and acting like you’d take a bullet for the Mayor, who loves to eat at exclusive French restaurants. The assignment is actually degrading, playing Pretend Secret Service. The one and only Chicago Mayor ever shot at was Anton Cermak back in 1933, and the shooter was aiming at the President, and it all took place in Miami. The Move to private security will free up at least two dozen officers! Stay Safe Baby “G”

5/19/2019 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have the "Fruit Of Islam" guard her.Problem solved

5/19/2019 07:25:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Will these guys and gals be able to pass the umbrella holding course?

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

5/19/2019 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NBC 5 should look into something else, too. While we did cop on a roof the other day, fire department was pimped out to collect also. Our cause (special olympics) was a worthy one. The fire guys and gals told us they were collecting for the survive alive house. They said they felt awkward because the survive house is 1- taxpayer funded/city property and 2- funded by a whole lot of corporate donors. We all had a good laugh at the city’s shadiness and wondered whose summer vacation will be funded with the anonymous cash income.

5/19/2019 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andy Frain Ushers making a comeback...seriously, without statutory law enforcement authority, might as well as have the Aramark concession stands send their people to posts

5/19/2019 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully my district gets some of the bodies that get dumped. We could use the manpower! Just in time for the cancelled days off over the holiday weekend. Welcome back to real police work!

5/19/2019 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually I thought there there was a Deputy Chief in charge of the house detail. I guess they missed a spot to hide some merit hack.

5/19/2019 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

News media can’t sniff out a pile of cat crap in a litter box. They are so busy ignoring political scandals and butt kissing that they have lost all credibility. The days of them breaking big stories are over. All they serve up is rehashed and old news.

5/19/2019 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous The storm is here said...

The machine is gonna grind Lori into sausage, throw her on the grill, and eat her alive. She doesn't have the brains or fortitude of Trump, another outsider who the machine wants dead. She's a lightweight fool.

5/19/2019 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: racial discrimination is racial discrimination, no matter your skin color.

NYFD LT is fighting it. You can too. It’s time for fairness. Wonder when something like this will happen in shittcago?

No more platinum race cards please. Teach people proper interactions. Remember people are clannish. You can dislike someone for the color of their skin but you must be polite and can’t deny them even if they’re white. Wow novel concept these days. Barry Sortero, 9.5, crimesha, juicy smellit, jerky Jackson, jimmyit, flaker, fartakhan and all the other loud mouth cons are in for an awakening from their cash cow dreams. No more guilt over something you never did and can’t control. I don’t know any white racists. But we’re seeing plenty of nonwhite racists. Everyone is tired of double standards.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/white-fdny-lieutenant-sues-department-racial-discrimination

Play nice, play fair or walk away.

Stay fetal we depend on you. God bless the blue.

5/19/2019 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lightfoot doesn't want to look the police in the face everyday after she screws us all,plus cpd does not have a manning clause in our contract,huge fights coming up for all city workers.

5/19/2019 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well/// if your a 10 99 tax employee there is no duty injury time. its on you. If you shoot some mutt... its on you not the city........... before you do this you might want to consider getting the retired CCW insurance that the FOP recommends. Otherwise your an idiot.

5/19/2019 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can’t a retired cop with IROCC authorization provide security for the mayor? Or for anyone else? Doesn’t need to be an active police officer.

5/19/2019 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This begs the question: WHY is she doing this? Does she not trust ANY CPD officers to do their jobs? Sends a terrible message to the CPD, that’s for sure!
5/19/2019 07:17:00 AM


The queen bee + consort are merely insuring that the royal jelly will be protected from the vile ravenous cravings of the sweet toothed rabble.

As in, No Royal Jelly 4 YOU!!!!

NEXT!!!!

5/19/2019 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Who cares, she's the boss. More troubling is her statement that the city will do no more water shutoffs if the water bill is not paid. She has already told the water commissioner no more shutoffs. Next up is no more officers in schools, they are not properly trained to deal with our youth. The shitstorm is already brewing and she hasn't even been sworn in yet.

5/19/2019 06:57:00 AM

Fine. Let CPS handle their own crap.

5/19/2019 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the hell is Felipe Garcia anyways? Where did this merit hack come from? Isnt Voulgaris the commander at OEMC? So we need two commanders there now? GTFOH!

5/19/2019 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like Private Mercenaries to me.

Pull troops out however Private Mercenaries take over.

5/19/2019 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don’t know what her reasoning is, but to me it seems like this would save some money. How much will her private security guards make per hour? I’m willing to bet not nearly as much as the “security specialists” who make sergeant’s pay, and on top of that get OT pay like crazy. Yes, I’m sure some, if not all, will go to units. But, they will be getting paid at the same rate as the rest of us, which is fine by me.

5/19/2019 11:03:00 AM  
Blogger MTS said...

FOP are you kidding? You act like the clouted are going to get laid off. Plenty of spaces in the district for them. Please. ...

5/19/2019 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’m all for it. Come on back to the troops boys and girls. Also privatize city hall security. Get CPD out of there. No need for us to be involved. No need for a PO to get a commanders pension. Put the blue suits back on and man a beat car of your choice. Welcome back (to the music of ?)

5/19/2019 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares, she's the boss. More troubling is her statement that the city will do no more water shutoffs if the water bill is not paid. She has already told the water commissioner no more shutoffs


Why would anyone pay for water/sewer then ?

5/19/2019 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
All Great who cares. But Felipe Garcia got dumped and detailed to OEMC as a Commander. He should go back to PO. Or did Rahm make a deal for him. Well Lori you going to let him suck a gold braid pension? Well?

5/19/2019 03:17:00 AM

Hope this is not true. He has never passed one promotional exam in his short 14 year career.
Truly a slap to every member who has worked this job.

5/19/2019 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is more to this story than, "she must not like police". Someone just wants a piece of the money pie.

5/19/2019 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOR SALE- White Audi lost my 10k boost and cush detail and now back in patrol forces sale. Best offer excepted

5/19/2019 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sam from Bridgeport aka “ Balloon Head “ lockup keeper who became head of the Mayor’s detail. Where is he now ? When u go the the United Center he is a security guard there in the Atrium . he was kicked off the detail for a myriad of reasons . 1.) selling Bulls paraphernalia he had that was city property using a city phone on E Bay , 2.) making a former member of the detail a merit sergeant without permission ,3)
Shaking down business owners in Bridgeport a definite no no ! Yell loud and ask for security and wait he’s not too quick on his feet or go to the Palace he will be sitting at the counter by himself ! 😀

5/19/2019 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City abolished the Special Police program a year or 2 ago. Bugsy had 2 or 3 of his guys commissioned that worked for his Finance Committee. The hospitals, universities, factories.... had hundreds of guards that were commissioned as special police. Again, the special police program has been discontinued. All those that had special police commissions lost them and were forced to register with the State as armed or unarmed security guards. So, no, the private security bodyguards will not be able to be commissioned as Chicago Special Police Officers.

5/19/2019 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This move by Lori Lightfoot proves that she is legit. By having the feds as part of her bodyguard detail, she must walk a straight line because they are not going to look the other way when she get involved in any mischief. I respect her more and more everyday. As for the ones who get dumped out of the detail “welcome back to patrol, you are with us.”

5/19/2019 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I say good. No need to use up po’s for some overpaid detail when they can be utilized to man the districts that are short handed. Good for her for changing it up. It’s probably a way for her to keep herself isolated from CPD. Less rumors being dished out by that detail and all

You are 100% right, you think 9.5 didn’t tell her about this insignificant blog???
The less CPD around her the less she will make this blog, she will still be called out on her bullshit here😆

5/19/2019 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is only the beginning of THE DARK PERIOD....it is coming.....

5/19/2019 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

https://nypost.com/2019/05/19/hospital-didnt-alert-cops-in-case-of-baby-ripped-from-slain-moms-womb-authorities-allege/

5/19/2019 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is going to be a total diaster..Count on it..She may be Law School Smart,she is not Street Smart..All of her moves show that she wants to be the Idi Amin of Chicago..

5/19/2019 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a little F/4 on the mayor's detail. Shoots her mouth off as if she can possibly intimidate anyone with her 4ft tall but "portly" presence. They made her a detective and then she found out work was involved so begged to come back to the detail. Lied to everyone how she was asked to return . Who the fuck is fooled. Good luck in district or wherever

5/19/2019 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monday comes the big celebration and the beginning of Lightfoot's reform of Chicago. The honeymoon will be over by November. By then the body count will be 500+, the Aldermen will be in revolt, calls for more taxes, issues with the Consent Degree, continued failure of the corrupt State's Attorney's Office to prosecute, no new police contract, fire Special Ed - leaving Department in continued state of flux (worst than now) and on and on.

So Lorie if you want to fight with the police and treating us as second class citizens as part of your reform efforts, it's your call. You're the Mayor on Monday. You must make your thoughts on the Department known to all soon. Do it openly and directly to us. Don't let your puppet - Special Ed to do your talking for you. We don't believe or trust him. Be fair and equitable with us.

Being Mayor will be tough enough, but being Mayor and being stupid will make your job a lot tougher.

5/19/2019 01:02:00 PM  
Blogger Beans said...

So she is going to surround herself with 'foreign' mercenaries. How very Byzantine.

Though, truthfully, it's easier to get ouside help instead of working to turn the Mayor's 'Guard' into an elite unit, or cut the fat somewhere.

5/19/2019 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like how one of the babies on Rahm’s detail let the cat out of the bag about his hideaway in 012. I’m guessing they’re upset about getting launched and not getting taken care of like others.

5/19/2019 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First thing, all the CPD equipment must be transferred off our budget and onto the mayors office. No more lights and sirens since they are private security. Maybe she can get a deal from Enterprise for some Toyotas. She can have yellow or green lights and a air horn instead. Same thing with radios and weapons. I don't care who they are and where they retired from. No auto weapons for them.Also, since they are retired feds, no uniform allowance, they already have lots of suits and trench coats.
$25.00 bucks an hour is fair, they already have a pension coming in and medical.

5/19/2019 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds good the Patrol Div. could always use a few more bodies not that they would ever do any work.

5/19/2019 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All right boys and girls moms and dads welcome to the circus center ring, here is how it is going to work. Working at 35th street has lots of "listener benefits," the detail guys are calling and begging to land softly phone lines are burning up, political sponsors are not calling we thing strange must be the western union type of "being on the wire system."

Now let me tell you a story, like Ed Burke his guys were deputized like U.S Marshall's,and had police powers that is how these federal guys will be,and don't ever forget they have access to the latest equipment if needed. Lori is intelligent this way, this prevents the "leakers," that are betrothed to 35th street and to political sponsorship and prevents the telling of out of school tales. Burke's guys were paid 50K per year 12 hour days 2 on 2 off,and if they went longer than 12 (Which was constant with Burke), they were considered "salaried" and did not get extra pay. They were retired trusted CPD coppers with zero benefits, no health care, pension anything. They did get a city police spec M plated black Crown vic, then a black explorer, with a gas card.

On another subject reporters are looking into that has been silenced by rahm and his goons the lead in the water,where the city is covering up with the filtered water pictures to pacify many. Lead in the water and the water commissioner will be out soon wait for this to break wide open.

look at this and think could it be this big:

Flint Water Crisis: Everything You Need to Know
https://www.nrdc.org/stories/flint-water-crisis-everything-you-need-know

Now ask how many bosses in the water dept know about this and do they or their families drink tap water or do they have filtration systems on their homes? Yes this is serious, why else would the city be rapidly giving water filtered pitchers out free after water testing,and with the city involved is the testing accurate and can we trust them? Rahm is leaving and watch this unfold!

5/19/2019 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pigott will do anything and everything to kiss cop hating loris ass even if it means spending millions on OT. He needs to stay in his merit clouted position that he was put in by burke. He and Sophia “I’m friends with the Obamas “ King have destroyed the loop and south loop by allowing the feral predators to run wild. And loris newest friend racist pat dowell when asked if anything can be done on wabash and Roosevelt to stop the muggers, beggars, dopers, hustlers, piss bums and purse snatchers, the email response was “They have rights too”. Welcome to loris city of Chicago...for the victim class by the victim class. She has a 30% mandate voted in by those who don’t work in the ghetto, the lgbtq army of losers and the idiot liberals who believed Rahm’s media controlled scum times and tribune that played on their white guilt. Reformer my ass, was appointed to two no show patronage jobs by 9.5 and Daley. Lori like Obama is the affirmative action queen of bullshit and lies.

5/19/2019 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Lightfoot doesn't want to look the police in the face everyday after she screws us all,plus cpd does not have a manning clause in our contract,huge fights coming up for all city workers."

Stop crying. You had your chances with Joyce and he blew it. He thought he was heir apparent because he comes from a family of political hacks.
Point Joyce to the Cook County States Attorneys Office. Clean up that mess. Then revisit a mayoral run in 3 years.

5/19/2019 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
All Great who cares. But Felipe Garcia got dumped and detailed to OEMC as a Commander. He should go back to PO. Or did Rahm make a deal for him. Well Lori you going to let him suck a gold braid pension? Well?

***********************************************************************

Is that the commander who has 15 years on the job ?

5/19/2019 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous
The storm is here said...
The machine is gonna grind Lori into sausage, throw her on the grill, and eat her alive. She doesn't have the brains or fortitude of Trump, another outsider who the machine wants dead. She's a lightweight fool.

5/19/2019 09:15:00 AM
And yet she kicked the shit out of the machine, and won ALL fifty wards. Something no mayor that won Chicago's mayoral election has never ever been able to do.
She kicked the shit out of the machine and out of Cook County's most powerful politician . She came out of nowhere to do it. Explain that.

5/19/2019 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’m certain that everyone on the detail will land on their feet. I hope nobody is Naïve enough to believe that a single one of them will end up in 3 on midnights

5/19/2019 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Have a gut feeling this new mayor is going to be a complete disaster. She (it) will make Rham look like Mother Teresa.

5/19/2019 05:29:00 AM

I have a gut feeling that you're one of those clouted cheese eating rats that got kicked out of your merit spot. Sorry Joyce, Preckwinkle, Daley couldn't pull it off.
Wah wah so sad too bad.

5/19/2019 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop yer cryin' about she hates the CPD and this is a loss of jobs.
If she wants to pay for a pvt detail I SAY ITS ABOUT TIME.
The previous detail should be on the streets as real police, not suited-up bodyguards.

I pay taxes in 312, I applaud her on this cost-saving measure!!

5/19/2019 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago is sson to be the 51st State. Illinois is trying to cut it lose. Plenty of opportunities in the Stinking Onion.

5/19/2019 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's face it, cpd can't keep a secret and love to spread rumors. The mayor does not want a bunch of big mouths surrounding her every move. Realize when the city does the budget, they count the total salary plus overtime of the 24 member mayors detail. So let's say the majors detail budget is lined at $3 million per year. That's what she can spend on her new detail. Whether that math makes sense to you or not, that's the way they do it.
More importantly, the mayor wants cpd to be cops on the street, where they should be. Let's hope now that she hires someone honest and intelligent enough to see through the bullshit inside desk jobs that exist for no valid reason and puts those slugs back on the street. And all the unnecessary exempt positions that need to go - knock them back down to their rank and hit the street.

5/19/2019 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lightfoot is not doing this as a way to cut waste and bring efficiency to the department. She is doing this because she does not like the police. How some of you people can’t see that is simply stunning. You applaud her for ending a cake detail for these coppers but do you really think that these coppers are headed to the streets?! These gutless hacks will continue to be cottled and hidden away somewhere else now.

5/19/2019 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From a reliable source: Kevin Costner will be her private bodyguard.

Later, Lori will be leaving town in a personal jet. After the plane starts to take off, Lori suddenly orders the plane to stop, jumps out, and runs to Frank, er, I mean, Kevin, for one last passionate kiss before they part ways forever.

5/19/2019 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Fetal and Deplorable said...

5/18 12:30 a.m.--100% spot on. You deserve a case of delicious White Claw.

5/19/2019 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous stated Stop the bleeding!! My hat is off to you !you are 100% correct.very well said stop the Bowery,protect the wound , treat for schock.That is all

5/19/2019 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Secret condo, hmm? I presume Mrs. Rahm stayed back in the house.

5/19/2019 01:52:00 AM

Yep, taking care of the boxed wedding dress.

5/19/2019 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully my district gets some of the bodies that get dumped. We could use the manpower! Just in time for the cancelled days off over the holiday weekend. Welcome back to real police work!


You may get bodies but it won’t be from the detail. You’ll get that one unit person with the least amount of clout. The one who’s spot will be given to a mayoral detail copper.

5/19/2019 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

be prepared lori will opeing up homeless shelters all over the s/w and n/w sides

5/19/2019 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Lightfoot, get rid of the cpd detail. Welcome back to police officer pay you lucky guys. Lol.

5/19/2019 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey need more funds for additional officers...look no further than the
" farm" O'Hare AP. This is the only AP where six layers of commissioners all report to each other. Let's see if the new mayor dig into this pile of promised mess aka the Daley store.

5/19/2019 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Th city can do whatever the Mayor wants. Wake up dummy.

5/19/2019 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are an employee of the city, you will pay your water bill. Otherwise your payroll check would be garnished. Everyone else, free ride.

5/19/2019 06:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I’m certain that everyone on the detail will land on their feet. I hope nobody is Naïve enough to believe that a single one of them will end up in 3 on midnights

5/19/2019 02:18:00 PM

They all did last time there was a changing of the guards. They sued and lost, but for the most part they landed on their feet.

5/19/2019 07:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lori Lightfoot has just told all of CPD to their faces that she distrusts and don't respect you. This is the beginning and those of you "running and gunning", you know doing your jobs, she is foaming at the mouth waiting for you to fuck up so she can make an example out of you and show the city of Chicago that their police department is exactly what shevalways thought a corrupt, racist, and unreliable bozos. God forbid spmething does happen to her and she only has paper pushing feds to back her up and not the street war proven CPD officers she shits on and hates. Maybe think about how she views you or treats you with your contracts and pension fund when little assholes are robbing people downtown, active shooter downtown or by her home in 014.

5/19/2019 07:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Let's face it, cpd can't keep a secret and love to spread rumors. The mayor does not want a bunch of big mouths surrounding her every move. Realize when the city does the budget, they count the total salary plus overtime of the 24 member mayors detail. So let's say the majors detail budget is lined at $3 million per year. That's what she can spend on her new detail. Whether that math makes sense to you or not, that's the way they do it.
More importantly, the mayor wants cpd to be cops on the street, where they should be. Let's hope now that she hires someone honest and intelligent enough to see through the bullshit inside desk jobs that exist for no valid reason and puts those slugs back on the street. And all the unnecessary exempt positions that need to go - knock them back down to their rank and hit the street.

Wow you sound like one bitter and negative officer

5/19/2019 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lightfoot is not doing this as a way to cut waste and bring efficiency to the department. She is doing this because she does not like the police. How some of you people can’t see that is simply stunning. You applaud her for ending a cake detail for these coppers but do you really think that these coppers are headed to the streets?! These gutless hacks will continue to be cottled and hidden away somewhere else now.

5/19/2019 03:33:00 PM

Exactly. It’s scary a lot of you don’t realize that.. It’s more disrespectful than anything.

5/19/2019 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look for Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton to be the replacement for Special Ed.

5/19/2019 07:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Security for elected officials will be handled by the firm of Hillary-Heinz. Do those names ring a bell with the CPD and Secret Service? You can take that to the bank.

5/19/2019 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vulgaris got pushed out of OEMC to make room for Garcia. I dont know where they put Vulgaris. He’s been dumped b4, but remained a class act. Only boss who sent me a card when my dad passed away. Not even my cmdr did that.

5/19/2019 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont sign complaints on anyones behalf at any time. If they want someone locked up they are gonna have to sign complaints and its gonna be marked court sergeant to handle.

5/19/2019 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cant people just get water out of the hydrant like they did on the north east corner of Kinzie and Lockwood. Was fine for about 20 years with the fire in the can going every night and the hydrdant running 24 / 7 year round. Till about 1995 when the city came around and bulldozed the whole encanpment.

5/19/2019 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea the city is too racially divided. Got to open homeless shelters on the north west and south west side to make sure we address this social justict issue immediately.

5/19/2019 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous CBS-TV "The Red Line" said...

What a heartwarming homage to the joys of diversity, inclusion, anti-police animus and homosexuality, all set in the most politically corrupt major city in the nation.

"...making CHICAGO PROUD".

5/19/2019 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



"...Wow you sound like one bitter and negative officer"

5/19/2019 07:44:00 PM

Said the coward-assed, cake nibbling, tip-toeing
career hidey-holer who'd sooner shamefully shit
himself than take his long overdue pull at answering
shit head calls for service/sbit head demands to being
treated as your societal better because it's finally
their "turn" to have a seat at the table to decide
which branch of the public opinion hanging tree your
"Racist Cop" ass is going to be ostentatiously and
riotously dangled from to support their agenda.

...Wbat's wrong?
How difficult can it be?
This being a Cop thingy?

You too should be out here getting judged/
being viewed through canted lenses of 20/20 hindsight
unlike any other profession.

Welcome back to the watch.

Your years of eating cake and never having a bad
day on this job are at an end and it scares you,
doesn't it?

5/19/2019 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I applaud Lightfoot for ridding city hall of this huge financial drain...a bunch of patrolmen making sgt.'s pay, a patrolman 'commander' who draws an exempt pension from the position after 4 years? It's outrageous. If the residents of Chicago knew how much of their tax dollars are wasted within the CPD on all the overstocked 'deputy chiefs' and 'out of grade' pay hucksters, they'd be outraged!

5/20/2019 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can’t a retired cop with IROCC authorization provide security for the mayor? 

Because if you read the letter that comes with your annual renewal it tells you that you are NOT the police, you have no police powers or authority, and no indemnification and that the firearm is only for your personal protection.

5/20/2019 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If she wants a security guard detail, OK but that is all they are, If they are retired they still have no police powers per IROCC. And her vehicle should have no police radio or emergency lights and they must obey all traffic laws. Even if they are a private security company who are PSD trained, They are still NOT the police just security guards.

5/20/2019 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smith owns Silver Star Security. Employees are recently discharged military guys.

5/20/2019 06:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If she decides on non-police security, when she goes into a library, school, CTA station, park or one of those stupid establishments with a no gun sign, do her bodyguards have to stay outside?

5/20/2019 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous 11:52:00 am

Are you talking about “fire hydrant Sam”. He always said Vegas wanted him to handle their security needs.

5/20/2019 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I love how she has her own security. Now the clout baby’s actually have to go back to patrol making patrolman salary!!!

5/19/2019 12:55:00 AM

I don’t think so. They will have a new office in city hall to protect. They have to beef up the city hall detail!
The clouted will be taken care of...

5/20/2019 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ 5/19/2019 02:18:00 PM
Explain that? She ran against the prickwinkle. She has no mandate, She got lucky.

5/20/2019 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Lightfoot must end exempt rank immediately if she wants to cut CPD costs and save pension from bankruptcy . Captain rank is useless , let captains take over as deputy chief , Lt. run district , straight days , a car and weekends off . She will have them fighting over the spot and will get better people . Most Lt.'s assigned as a field lt. could run circles around most district commanders , area deputy chiefs . Lori ask your District Commanders, Deputy Chiefs to take and pass a Sgt. exam , most could not , most have little Patrol Division experience . Time to clean house .

5/20/2019 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The United States President is protected by the Secret Service, Illinois governor is protected by the State Police, Lightfoot does not want CPD to protect her and her family. Interesting !!!!

5/20/2019 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
If she wants a security guard detail, OK but that is all they are, If they are retired they still have no police powers per IROCC. And her vehicle should have no police radio or emergency lights and they must obey all traffic laws. Even if they are a private security company who are PSD trained, They are still NOT the police just security guards.

5/20/2019 12:56:00 AM

So you’re going to pull her over and take enforcement action?

5/20/2019 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They all did last time there was a changing of the guards. They sued and lost, but for the most part they landed on their feet.

5/19/2019 07:27:00 PM

The mere fact that someone was on the bodyguard detail makes them " land on their feet". Who cares if after four years at a higher pay grade you are on midnights in 007. You will have to retire fairly soon to keep that enhanced pension.

5/20/2019 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retired: I had met Vulgaris once and he sent me a card when my Dad passed also.
Will never forget that.

5/20/2019 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can’t a retired cop with IROCC authorization provide security for the mayor? Or for anyone else? Doesn’t need to be an active police officer.

Because dipshit, IROCC was legislated for your personal protection ONLY. If you hire yourself out, state law requires that you have a PERF card unless you are and ACTIVE (not retired) police officer. They have no police powers; are taking police jobs in violation of the contract; cannot order around the lowliest PPO; cannot talk on the CPD radios or drive emergency police vehicles unless the police. It's in the orders, the contract and the state law as well as city ordinance. Put down the iPhone and pick up a book once in awhile.

5/20/2019 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:56am-Here's the loophole for vehicles and lights/sirens: use vehicles from OEMC which have the radios and emergency equipment ( the cars have red &green lights ). If the Chicago Special Police status is no longer available (as some readers have posted), ask Sheriff Dart to Deputize her detail and they will be able to expedite her forays into the suburbs as well as the city.

Retired.38 spl +P

5/20/2019 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will Rahm’s armed Mr. Belvedere’s sue like some of Shortshanks clouted crybabies did??

5/20/2019 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the mayor's detail people who don't get it, when the regime changes so do the guards. You knew that going in. You had a great gig for a while, appreciate it and move on. If you got that gig in the first place you had some whack, so just make the next phone call for the next good spot. Be thankful. Don't be like the last crew of crybaby bitches.

5/20/2019 07:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody can be sworn in as a Cook County Sheriff or Special Deputy US Marshal. Both have sworn in numerous people over the years and both give the person police powers.

5/20/2019 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vulgaris is the guy that runs around like a mad man asking officers to put their hats on. I was eating my lunch in the wagon at a detail. Jaggy walked up to me to ask if I had my hat with me. Dude is creepy!

5/20/2019 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow Vulgaris asked if you had your hat. What an asshole......... sarcasm. You are supposed to have your hat idiot. You’re probably a 2 year wonder that complains about everything.

5/23/2019 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Putting aside all the rules and regs, coppers from other agencies wouldn’t even know street names, locations, procedure, etc. That would take a while to learn and for them to be “comfortable” in certain communities. Eek, can you imagine 1st and 3rd watches in the dark with lights and camera poles shattered? We’re lost, help!

5/26/2019 01:15:00 PM  

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