Monday, June 17, 2019

Groot Goes National

  • [We quote from the middle of the article where it calls out Lightgroot - read the entire article at the link up top. It is completely worth your time - SCC]

    Appearing on a local cable news show on May 30, Lightfoot made the astonishing allegation that the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, the union representing rank-and-file officers, had instructed its members to be passive when dealing with crime over the Memorial Day weekend. “But you know,” she told interviewer Ken Davis, “there were rumors floating around about — and I didn’t verify this — but rumors floating around that they were telling their officers, ‘Don’t do anything. Don’t, over Memorial Day weekend, don’t intercede. If you see some criminal activity just lay back, do nothing.’ I hope to God that wasn’t true because, man, oh man, if that happened, there’s going to be a reckoning.”

    There’s going to be a reckoning, all right, Madam Mayor, it just won’t be the one you thought it would be.

    As Rudy Giuliani knew, and as Lori Lightfoot does not, it takes a motivated police force to take the steps necessary to drive down the level of violence seen in Chicago. “Cops count,” as William Bratton has preached for years, but in order for them to make a difference, they have to have the expectation that if they act within the law and department policy, their superiors and their city government will back them when controversy arises. Cops in Chicago have no such expectation, and it appears unlikely Mayor Lightfoot will even try to instill one.
He also points out the failed Cook County "justice" system and Crimesha's criminal neglect of her duties and rightfully asks what's Lori going to do about this since she already torched the entire "honeymoon" period typically afforded to the newly elected.

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92 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Detroit lost over 64 percent of their population. They have ridiculously high crime rates. Chicago leadership chose to follow in that direction.

Chicago will be Detroit sooner than everyone thinks.

6/17/2019 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is absolutely doing all the wrong things with the CPD from day one. What a disastrous start. To come right out with something so outrageous as saying that the FOP instructed its members to “not do anything and ignore crime,” is beyond lying. It’s evil. So Lightfoot...how did FOP get this message out to the 10,000 members? Surely your source has a copy of the instructions given by the FOP. There’s 10,000 members, so surely someone should have leaked the proof, right? Email? Fax? Texts? Flyers? Voicemails? Smoke signals? I haven’t met one damm person that heard such an order.

6/17/2019 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Madam Bug Eyes is scheduled to appear on Colbert's CBS Channel 2 TV show at 10:30 CDT tonight.

Jack Dunphy rocks!

6/17/2019 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lori has no street cred. No one, least of all potential bad guys care about her resume. It’s like a Hollywood actor who says that they ‘advocate for children’. If you only talk, people soon realize your words mean nothing.

6/17/2019 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where exactly are the stats we are so beholden to? How MANY tsss cards, how many ANOVs, how many traffic citations written? how many calls for service? Publish that...

6/17/2019 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lightfoot is another cog in the wheel of global progressive socialism (ultimate goal Communism). She did not win by a mandate but by a fluke as most voters where disgusted by the lack of choice in the candidates. They were all bad. She appealed to the voters of identity politics and young voters who have been indoctrinated by our socialist professors in the universities. She trimmed the sails of the alderman now it's time to trim the police. She's been in office for two months but is out globe trotting to the west and east coasts for money, power and solidifying bonds with the rest of the socialists. What do the coasts have to do with Chicago? Their goal is one party that will transform the governments in this county where they will be able to control the peasants. And they sure are doing it in the major cities.

6/17/2019 02:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - Cupich so beta

https://www.dailywire.com/news/48444/chicago-cardinal-cupich-will-allow-pro-abortion-paul-bois

6/17/2019 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a BLOG for God's sake.
It is NOT a legal document or petition.
The blog is full of gallows humor, dry humor,
sarcasm, rants, people blowing off steam, ect.
I don't think her allegation that what appears
here is some sort of directive to the entire force.
This blog is open to the PUBLIC. To Wit: the
many "not a cop" entries. We've had input from
retirees in Florida and law enforcement in England.
It's a free and wide open forum. And that's all.
SCC blog is NOT a directive or mandate.
It would be ludicrous to suggest that the ramblings of
one free citizen can influence the thoughts or actions
of an entire police force.
A mayor who actually believes that a blog controls the
police force of her city is very much misinformed and/or
paranoid.

6/17/2019 02:18:00 AM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

She probably should have waited until November to make snide remarks about the cops that are keeping her city from imploding. Taking the to the woodshed not even thirty days after your election and before summer even officially starts is just stupid and lack of common sense . Although the case could be made...

6/17/2019 02:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the SCC blog publishes funeral notices and
benefits for police widows, I don't see how this is some
sort of employment manifesto instructing officers not to
do their duty. Yeah, it's full of cop gossip, but what do
you find in mainstream media? Is everything fact checked
and without prejudice or agenda?
The fact that Lori lashes out at an easy target indicates she
is still learning and is desperate to find a scapegoat for all
the malfunctions of Chicago.
Did Rahm ever attack SCC for being a credible counterproductive
influence? That's part of the environment that existed BEFORE
Lori was elected mayor. Surely if Lori was at all familiar with the
inter workings of the city, she had to know of the existence of the
SCC blog. The only thing Lori has not said is Russian collusion.
Man, that would be a home run, and SCC could retire to anywhere
in the world. Lori, please learn the U.S. Constitution and Bill of
Rights, or get an attorney to explain them to you!

6/17/2019 02:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need Gayle King to insert some sanity into this
fiasco, just like she did with R. Kelly.
"Lori, Lori, calm down Lori."

6/17/2019 03:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lori, do you realize what you just did?
You aired your IMPRESSIONS, OPINIONS,
and PERCEPTIONS on a national level.
Why not tackle your problems directly in the
Chicago area instead of expecting a stranger
to solve them for you.
We need local dialog. Don't air your frustrations
in front of the entire nation.

6/17/2019 03:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Dr. Phil would say, "this is a cry for help."

6/17/2019 03:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe our English cop reader can arrange a BBC interview

6/17/2019 03:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We knew she was gonna come after us. We Knew This!
She said she wouldn't diminish our pensions, so she was the choice over the other hater.
The next 4 years will be shit. They were going to be either way.

6/17/2019 03:17:00 AM  
Blogger stash the polski guy said...

as this continues to spiral out of control. watch the accusations fly in typical its not my fault fashion. this fake reformer's character flaws that include her police hatred and racism will surface.

enjoy the meltdown this turdflake provides.

6/17/2019 04:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Murder Mayor

6/17/2019 06:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cook County doesn't have a "justice" system. We have a "legal" system and it's for sale to the highest bidder.

6/17/2019 06:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lori, do you realize what you just did?
You aired your IMPRESSIONS, OPINIONS,
and PERCEPTIONS on a national level.
Why not tackle your problems directly in the
Chicago area instead of expecting a stranger
to solve them for you.
We need local dialog. Don't air your frustrations
in front of the entire nation.

6/17/2019 03:12:00 AM

Hmmmm.... kinda sounds like what Obama did at the national level. Even Rham wasn't dumb enough to throw a lit match into that barn.

6/17/2019 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This weekend to be in the 80s , schools out, let the wildings begin

6/17/2019 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We must teach our young people different ways to resolve disputes.

You mean the young people who are killing each other and any one else in the vicinity? Sure, let's discuss alternative options / conflict resolution to their disputes. Disputes such as dope spots and gang turf; or money and guns; or broads and booze.

Hire an arbitrator or professional mediator. Agree on a mutually acceptable time and place. Both gangs list out their problems. Do not interrupt and let each side have their say. Listen and ask questions. Stick to one conflict at a time. Seek common ground by brainstorming solutions that allow each gang to win. Agree to the resolution and set a timetable for implementing it.

You, Baby G, take Madison and Pulaski. You, Ray Ray, take Chicago and Pulaski. Open air markets at 0900 and close up at 1700. Now shake hands and play nice.

6/17/2019 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tribune Breaking News: CPD Sergent investigating for oral sex with transgender. They talk about a past incident from over 20 years ago. A gun exchange where the Sergent and two other police Officers lied and were recommended to be fired. I bet if you look at one of those three names you will find a certain individual who is working in the 025th District.

6/17/2019 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our mayor reminds me of a character from the littl rascals.

6/17/2019 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another mayor that hates the police. So what’s new. We should be accustomed to it already.

6/17/2019 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MOST IMPORTANT PART - NOTHING ELSE MATTERS:

“But you know,” she told interviewer Ken Davis, “there were rumors floating around about — and I didn’t verify this …

She did NOT verify it, just shot her Mouth off.

6/17/2019 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuk! To believe she was the lesser of two evils. I

6/17/2019 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I said this when Lori’s rhetoric first started and I’ll say it again:
At some point even someone as dense as Lori will realize that she needs us a whole lot more than we need her.

6/17/2019 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who gave her permission to leeave the city over a weekend? Was her trip pre-approved? if she wants high level leadership to remain in town over the summer, she should set the example and stay in town too

6/17/2019 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She thinks she can intimidate CPD to do its job. Sorry Lori but that ship has sailed and the era of self preservation is here.

6/17/2019 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stash is right. Forewarned in forearmed. With the budget and pension crisis Mayor Larry is facing, your retirement and family security is at risk.

Given the absurd pension funding levels of Chicago Police and Fire, you can rest assured that a lot of people who are expecting future health care and pension benefits are going to take a severe haircut.

Just Google the articles online about the Teamsters Car Haulers Pension crisis. Drivers who thought that belonging to a union would guarantee them a pension at retirement are now appealing to Hoffa, Jr. and Nancy Pelosi to save them. Fat chance.

You and you alone are responsible for your retirement funding, no one else. It is only going to get worse, as your pension dollars are siphoned off to appease the revrunds, community, John Burge and slavery reparations, alderman slush funds and other BS.



6/17/2019 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lori LightBrain: " Let them eat cake"

6/17/2019 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trust this.. Our mayor is more concerned with the celebrity of being Chicago’s first gay black mayor. That’s all , nothing more. Social justice and cleaning up aldermanic corruption. These are all just vote getting.
She doesn’t give a shit about generations of young black men wiped off the face of the earth. If she did ,she would fall on the side of law and order. Not hand-wringing, pointing fingers and allowing chaos to reign. Take control Madam Mayor, stop blaming and start leading. Consider resigning. Maybe this was a big mistake, no one will judge you if you do.

6/17/2019 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just finished watching the HBO miniseries Chernobyl. First off excellent show, that being said I see such parallels to this country especially Chicago with the abject incompetence of the “officials” and “experts” that led to the nuclear meltdown. An accurate metaphor for Chicago.

6/17/2019 08:47:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Maybe it's time for her to be in her office trying to solve problems as opposed to flying to both coasts for "appearances".

6/17/2019 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This part:

"... it’s more likely that by the time she leaves office she will have been consumed by or adapted to the Chicago Way than have done anything significant to alter it."

6/17/2019 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After 52 people were shot on Memorial Day weekend, and the mayor criticizes the police but does not say a harsh word about the criminals, you know it is time to leave Chicago.

6/17/2019 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just how many crimes does Lori think the cops actually witness occurring? Good Lord the liberal mind set is one fucked up place.

6/17/2019 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

So Madame Mayor attributes the Hangman's Humor and
The Policeman's open expression of very real aggravation,
anger, bitterness, despair, disdain, frustration, grief,
hatred, hopelessness and just wanting to survive and endure,
that flows from this blog as some kind of mandate from FOP
to "not intercede?"

This is becoming a common conflation with these
progressive and grievance industry lunatics who
have "a seat at the table" in regard to their
wet dream of "Police Reform and Accountability."

"If it's on that racist, hateful blog,
it's been officially sanctioned by FOP."

The "obstruction" that Madame Mayor is flailing
and crying about is the fact that much to her
chagrin, Chicago Policemen have a forum to freely
express their thoughts and feelings and that such
a forum is beyond the reach of onerous "conditions
of continuing employment."

Translation:

The Progressives are all bent out of shape over the
fact that there is no legal way for them to
"Make Those Cops Sit Down and Shut Up."

Truth-Telling is happening here...

Policemen SEE things.
Policemen KNOW things.
Policemen REPORT things.

That Policemen SHARE these things on a public
forum, free and clear from City Hall and CPD HQ
interference and meddling, has been a source of
aggravation to the powers that be.

Beginning with the j-fled era, the powers that be
have openly sought to shut down the free-wheeling
discourse of this blog, identify, discipline, fire,
and possibly imprison/ruin the blog-master and
posters identified as Chicago Policemen.

All under the catch-all device known as
"condition of continuing employment."

Oh yeah... There's also "Bringing discredit upon
The Department" and other such designed to quell
and stifle free speech.

This... Is Madame Mayor's "obstruction."

Madame Mayor is craven, dishonest, intellectually lazy
and morally/ethically bereft for conflating open and
honest expression on a public forum with some kind of
sinister machination by FOP to issue an edict to "lay back."

Madame Mayor... The obstructionist is you.

You came to office determined to pick such a fight with
The Police as to further separate them from the public
good will.

Your strategy is transparent to all who have discernment,
mental acuity and visual clarity.

Only your fellow travelers, the local media
and those who dwell on the Chicago Liberal
Progressive Democratic slave plantation
will ever put any credence in the false
and defamatory things you say about
The Police.

And that what you say has such a wide
and eager audience is a very damning
indictment on this city.

In closing?

You, Madame Mayor have shown yourself
to be a high order fraud and full of
shit.

Ask your "Federal Partners" why some
churl of a Policeman would dare hold
such a low opinion of your lofty self.

As for The Police?

Give THEM the respond & report policing
they've been screaming for.

Stop "oppressing the community" with your insistence on
enforcing laws governing public peace, public order and
public safety.

Be the hand-holders, hiney-wipers, bullet hole pluggers
and rolling Narcan dispensaries they've demanded you be
in order to make you armed care takers instead of fierce
and unyielding ENFORCERS of laws governing public peace,
public order and public safety.

Police Like You Have No Friends.

Look.
Point & Laugh.
Leave.

Ignore their screams of pain, anger and hatred
as they resolve things among themselves free
of "obstruction" and interference by the "RACIST"
Police.

6/17/2019 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Bad news for our diabetic governor: Marijuana use among US college students remains at highest level in three decades - but hey no vaping kids


https://news.umich.edu/marijuana-use-among-us-college-students-remains-at-highest-level-in-three-decades/

6/17/2019 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Madam Lori Lightfoot on TV's Stephen Colbert said...

12:48 AM

They're only taping Lori Lightfoot's appearance on Stephen Colbert's TV show today. It will not appear on Channel 2 until later this week, possibly Thursday night.

6/17/2019 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very well said - concise and too the point. Please present this message in all of your neighborhood networks. Learn how to lobby state and national representatives. I'm good at this and can share my experience.

Please present this principled message in a short, concise and personal way:

"As Rudy Giuliani knew, and as Lori Lightfoot does not, it takes a motivated police force to take the steps necessary to drive down the level of violence seen in Chicago. “Cops count,” as William Bratton has preached for years, but in order for them to make a difference, they have to have the expectation that if they act within the law and department policy, their superiors and their city government will back them when controversy arises. Cops in Chicago have no such expectation, and it appears unlikely Mayor Lightfoot will even try to instill one."

6/17/2019 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lori , read general orders ,special orders since special Eddie has been in charge . No way to be proactive without breaking rules .
You better start teaching the Ten Commandments, Family Values , Birthday Control , responsibility’s of a Mother and father , Respect for human life , property ,parents ,elders,teachers and police starting in pre K .
Talk to Cabrini kimmie about high bonds , approving felony charges and maybe end Chicago sanctuary city status .

6/17/2019 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“Chief Judge Timothy Evans talks with Craig Dellimore about reforming the County's Bail Bond system to that defendants are not unnecessarily jailed awaiting trial *just* because they are poor.” It’s worth listening to as Evans tells the public how the police are misinforming them about the courts releasing violent criminals. These arrestees are presumed innocent and many may have multiple prior arrests but the police fail to mention they’ve never been convicted of the crimes. Basically they never committed the crimes in the first place. No mention of the lenient court agreements or failure of his own courts.

https://wbbm780.radio.com/media/audio-channel/issue-cook-county-chief-judge-timothy-evans-6162019

6/17/2019 11:34:00 AM  
Blogger AboutAGoy said...

I have lived in this Godforsaken city - in the 25th District, no less - for more years than I can count...

And while this beat remains one of the "busiest" in the city, most of us here in Alderman Maldonado's little corner of hell know full well it's never been an issue with the cops, but the incompetent, self-involved douchenozzles in City Hall who don't seem the slightest bit interested in fixing anything other than their checking account balances.

Da Mayor is dead. Long live Lightgroot.

6/17/2019 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I apologize for repeating this question, but I haven't found an answer yet here or elsewhere.

Can anyone in the know here give me/us some tips about how to follow through to see that specific criminal acts, arrests are seriously prosecuted and when guilty, the criminal is punished?

In huge publicity cases like the Jussie Smollett racial hate crime hoax, that was public knowledge and outrage that SA Kim Foxx's office let the perp off without prosecution.

I'm trying to find out what happened to a specific armed robbery, car jacking, high speed car/cop chase that ended with the car jackers side swiping and totaling many parked cars on the U of Chicago Midway 59th street. The perps fled on foot and were captured by both CPD and U of Chicago Police. I suspect SA Kim Foxx's office and chief judge Evans(my former alderman) are just going to let these "youths" off with a... promise to find Liberals to pay free college tuition or something.

Some commenters here suggested I go to CAPS meetings and ask questions, but isn't there some public access FOI Freedom of Information site where Chicago citizens can go to find out what, if anything gets down to criminals that are caught red handed after serious violent felonies like armed robbery and car jacking.

Thanks

JR
Left Behind in Chicago

6/17/2019 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pass the blame Monday.
Mayor L will state the police didn’t do nothing this weekend cuz Eddie was in the hospital with a blood clot-so we ain’t doing nothin’ for the community! Oh, the day of reckoning is comin’ with all these rumors that Ima hearin’, says the Mayor.

6/17/2019 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This kind of reminds me of mailing list marketing in the
pre-Internet days.
A friend told me he applied for an L.L. Bean Catalog
using the name of his dog, Bubbles.
Sure enough, the catalog arrived like clockwork every
month or so addressed to: Bubbles (Last Name of Family).
He told me that if he received additional junk mail addressed
to "Bubbles" at least he would know the source.
It seems to me that Lori is lashing out at her detractors and
trying to "trace back" her problems to a particular organization
or blog. Of course, this is absurd. It shows how unprofessional
and childish she is and screams "I am not qualified for this
position."
Lori, try to get a handle on your emotions and don't take a
national platform to solve your local problems. You wanted
the job, so now work hard every day and don't expect instant
results.

6/17/2019 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one had to tell Chicago police officers to "stand down". Cop already know no matter what they do there will be no backing from their leadership or city government. Going fetal is the only way of going home safely and protecting their job. And where does Lori think spreading "rumors" is a good idea. She is a very very smart person. She did this on purpose.

6/17/2019 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I came on the job in 1991, and over the years you learn to slow down and not be reckless and hopefully show the young kids how to do the job right. It took me about 15 years to listen to old timers and finally figure it out and slow down, and of course, after multiple surgeries and...lawsuits. I still WANT to be that kid with 2 years on that has no fear but I know better. In my current roll call it’s shocking to hear those same kids that SHOULD be running around, disgusted and disheartened already with under 5 years on the street. The very officers that could make a difference have already given up and it spells disaster for communities that so sorely need our help. For a Mayor to hit the ground running and pick up the anti police torch passed from Emanuel it has had a devastating effect. In the academy these kids were told not to listen to the old timers and truly show utter disdain for us, but most frightening you see these kids have already become bitter without reason. A little advice for our current bosses and Mayor, you’d better find some way to INSPIRE and MOTIVATE instead of bad mouth and destroy our morale. Soon the “terrible” generation of police you so badly want gone is going to be and what you have left is clueless how to really police and disinterested. This is a warning and it is scary to see.

6/17/2019 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forward his article to the Chicago media groups. Let them see what true journalism looks like.

6/17/2019 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Tribune is reporting today about an on duty Sgt accused of sexually assaulting a transgender person back in March. Escamerit's past comes back to haunt him. The article talks about how IAD wanted to fire the Sgt, his partner, and Day Care Tony back when they got caught doing the trendy give me a gun or you are going to jail game in 1998.

6/17/2019 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8 Killed 24 wounded over Father"s Day weekend ….weather pattern changing starting this weekend... to slightly above normal temps.. look out lori, will she blame climate change for the shootings?

6/17/2019 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The trailing salvation tour, after admonishing the Police for personally funded, contractual time off.
Stchumpy LightLoafer gonna make reckoning her theme, but not for the violent feral.

Jugghaid can’t and won’t fix anything, and for the record has never done any police work, unless you call marching in full uniform locked arms with a bogus community organ grinders shutting down an active U.S. Interstae Highway.

Rahm gone and Jugghaid still gainfully employed, hopes & changes & reformations al bin Luri bantering while the violent feral continue to rampage and victimize.


We didn’t start the trouble this City has seen, why and how are we suppose to contain it?
Any bit of change will only come when Prickwrinkle and KmmmFxxxUp are ousted.
Anyone hear Teabagged Evans on WBBM 780 yesterday?
He too blamed police, get this - for arrests on accusations.
This idiot is an elected jurist?
(Actually once appointed then re-elected.)

Blame the lazy, uninformed voters for not choosing Vallas or perhaps Joyce. ShortShanks 3.0 never.

6/17/2019 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP mandate? Only thing FOP does besides collect a chunk of our paycheck is golf outings and picnics.

Keep working on that contract. Maybe it will be done before I retire in ten years.

6/17/2019 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lori is going to hire someone like Phoenix Police Department Chief Jeri Williams

6/17/2019 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

more disgrace brought to the department again the clouted get to retire to save their pension who is this pervert china man hhmmm??

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-met-chicago-cop-sex-assault-transgender-woman-20190606-story.html

6/17/2019 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crain’s forecasts how easily LL can resolve the Police and Teacher contracts.

https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/will-city-resolve-teacher-and-police-contracts-without-big-problems

6/17/2019 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Riccio should get dumped, not because of his vacation, but for pushing J. Stevens to Captain. What a joke! Riccio turned his back to the working police.

6/17/2019 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I voted for her as a vote against Taxwinkle. Lost all respect for her both by her idiotic comments and her inability to attend a CFD Candidate graduation so she could instead be at some democratic anti Trump fund raiser in California. 9.5 was (is) an a$$hole, at least he always was able to pin badges on the new guardians of this once fine city. Lori, you too have now proven yourself to also be an a$$hole. Why dont you make a habit of missing all police and fire graduations. We can happily find the few brass members left that still have the earned respect of the troops, it would mean something more to us, instead of something that is just an inconvenience to you.

6/17/2019 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT- I hear the Chicago scooter rental program didn’t go as planned

LOLOLOLOL. Great idea!!

Idiots

https://www.barstoolsports.com/chicago/lets-check-in-on-how-the-first-weekend-with-scooters-went-in-chicago

6/17/2019 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody else get the impression that Lori has higher aspirations than just Mayor and is using Chicago as a stepping stone? She is a novelty that National Media think is worth air time and her Federal partners also are disconcerting.

I sure hope she realizes that nobody walks away from a train wreck smelling like roses.

6/17/2019 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a new dawn.
------Grace Slick, Woodstock
August, 1969

6/17/2019 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lori is using the spray and pray technique.
It works sometimes in military battles, but back in
civilian life it can send a raft of lawsuits your way.
Remember, you must convince a jury of your peers
that the SCC blog is responsible for something
intangible, something you cannot measure or quantify.
Good luck with that, Lori.
Sounds like you want that Rookie of the Year trophy.
p.s. What's next? Polygraphs for the entire force?

6/17/2019 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This mayor is turning out to be a disappointment beyond what I could have imagined. I’m very much regretting voting for her...but what was the alternative?!?! Six of one, half a dozen of another. There really was NO lesser of two evils. Sickening.

6/17/2019 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey lori dumbfoot it looks like the cat got your tongue again
riicio is not in troubler, next time think before yoy go running your dsumb-ass mouth and leaking info to your cop hating buddies at the suntimes

6/17/2019 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT....

Seriously need a little direction from the recently retired.
Will be turning 50 in August with 24 years.

Question? I figured out my pension amount but need help calculating the minimum insurance premium per month for a single male/no children. I keep getting estimates from $600 to $1500 per month.

Any recent retires in that position with a little advice would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks in advance!!

6/17/2019 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So this all started with Lemmer telling Clausen that cops aren’t working, it gets repeated around city hall and here we are. The guys who used to run this show ensured that there were no Lemmers and Nagodes. This did stop some other people from advancing but so what. You still had guys like Ryan get thru. Get in for a long run with Lemmer in a power position within city government.

6/17/2019 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
After 52 people were shot on Memorial Day weekend, and the mayor criticizes the police but does not say a harsh word about the criminals, you know it is time to leave Chicago.

6/17/2019 10:04:00 AM

You are 110% correct that she will criticize US....because it is what she thinks she can control. We are her servants. What she doesn't understand is that she NEEDS us. She needs us to carry out her mission. If we don't have buy in, she is screwed.

If she criticizes the ones that should receive the blame and scorn,..... you know,...... the ones actually doing the shooting,...... she will be seen as an Auntie Tom.

Time to wake us LL!! You are trying to fix us, but we ain't broke. It is the certain section of population that is carrying out the deeds that should be condemned. Go ahead and fix them and their low morals first. We will be here to stand guard and do what is right for society.

6/17/2019 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is father fakers murdering bodyguard. This is another Smollett matter. What about it lori?

6/17/2019 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait a minute. She's taking trips and laughing it up on talk shows while her city is under a violent summer seige?

Is this going to be covered in the no accountability...accountability meeting?

6/17/2019 07:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should I Stay or Should I Go
Dateline: WTTN News, May 20, 2019
"Before She Was Mayor: An In-Depth Profile of
Lori Lightfoot"
In 1996, her brother, Brian Lightfoot, was arrested for a
federal crime: possession of crack cocaine with intent
to distribute. Brian Lightfoot was sentenced to 17 years
in prison.
So which way do you want it, Lori?
In the back of your head you have an idea that the CPD
is running a "go fetal" campaign and refusing to enforce
the laws on the books. Yet again, you don't want the CPD
to be overly aggressive and police federal crimes.
So what will it be, Lori?
Should We Stay or Should We Go?

6/17/2019 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago is financially bankrupt. The hole is much deeper than the pols are letting on. Debt and unfunded pension liability crisis but.......the City keeps digging the hole deeper and deeper. Don’t count on your pension because the fund is a Ponzi.

6/17/2019 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crooked, Fake Chicago will never be on the legit. These crooked Communists have rigged promotional exams for decades, in order to get their lackey sycophants into Leadership positions, while cheating thousands of hard working, intelligent honest officers who play by the book, of their rightful promotional ranks. May ALL these Democommunist Puppetmasters and their puppets rot in hell for eternity.

6/17/2019 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6/17/2019 11:39:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
I apologize for repeating this question, but I haven't found an answer yet here or elsewhere.

- snip -

Some commenters here suggested I go to CAPS meetings and ask questions, but isn't there some public access FOI Freedom of Information site where Chicago citizens can go to find out what, if anything gets down to criminals that are caught red handed after serious violent felonies like armed robbery and car jacking.

Thanks

JR
Left Behind in Chicago

6/17/2019 11:54:00 AM

NonPO here: Not aware if the method has changed, however, criminal info used to be available at 26th and California. You'll need their names and criminal to look up information. For federal records: 73th and Pulaski. Again, you'll need the name and date. Bring ID. A FOIA request might work, but it will take time.

A newspaper reporter who wrote the story, might share some information, such as court date. However, they are always under deadlines and most likely won't have time.

I believe that unless you're directly involved, POs can't simply look it up for you. As far as I'm aware, their computer access is tracked and limited to a "need to know" basis. More importantly, even though fetal, they are still wildly busy. (Just look at cwbchicago twitter feed on home page if you think they're doing nothing)

26th and california is a very scary place. Travelling to that location is just about as frightening. A few years ago, before it was open season, during Mayor Daley II's reign, I did research at that location. As a noncommunity woman, they were all polite and respectful. I know God and angels exist and protected me.

May as well try CAPs, I never thought they'd provide much information. Nothing beats a failure but a try.

Good luck. They're probably on the 100th criminal act by now, so you'll need to dig.

6/17/2019 08:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American
who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.
I mean, that's a storybook, man."
--Joseph Roninette Biden Jr., February 2007
Joe Biden received 5 student draft deferments during the
Vietnam War, the same number of deferments received by
Vice President Dick Cheney, and was later disqualified from
service because of asthma as a teenager.

6/17/2019 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As someone working for the county probation dept, I can only apologize for the limp, soft ethic of my agency. We are shuttled to meetings and trainings in order to NOT DO A FUCKING THING to anyone who is convicted and not compliant with his sentence. Our management is entirely focused on the warm fuzzy feelgood stuff, rather than the potential for real time for violations or new arrests. I have no issue with helping guys who want to get straight and clean, but when I have no power with the non compliant, whats the incentive for doing right? Jail is no threat, because the judges cant/wont use it. We cant even keep the gun offenders locked up, and its a mystery why people get killed every weekend?

6/17/2019 09:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some commenters here suggested I go to CAPS meetings and ask questions, but isn't there some public access FOI Freedom of Information site where Chicago citizens can go to find out what, if anything gets down to criminals that are caught red handed after serious violent felonies like armed robbery and car jacking.

Thanks

JR
Left Behind in Chicago

6/17/2019 11:54:00 AM

https://home.chicagopolice.org/inside-the-cpd/freedom-of-information-act-foia/

There's a link to the form you fill out and an email address you send it to along with a phone number if you have questions.

6/17/2019 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The three richest families in America (Bezos, Buffett, Gates)
all opposed Donald Trump. But the votes of the masses are
more important than 3 families. The public is more important
than than the 0.1%.

6/17/2019 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you can't do the Crime, don't do the Poverty

6/17/2019 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great comment at 5:53pm. Lori has a direct line to cop haters at the scum times. The most logical Lori anti cop water carrier is Matt Hendrickson as well as phony ass crooked socialist Chris Fusco. Hendrickson is constantly writing anti cop garbage that Cabrini Kim dictates. Hendrickson must be exposed. And we have to figure out which pos on loris staff is feeding the poisonous lies to him.

6/17/2019 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Work the movie detail and have made really good friends in the business and Mayor Lightfoots recent wining and dining on the East and West Coast was meant to buy her silence from the turmoil in the Burke and Madigan camps. Lori better remember Oprah knew them and received tax breaks from both way before she was around. Expect weirdness soon also as Hollywood wants to make the CPD its new villain, the first volley is a Showtime documentary about LaQuan McDonald and a memorial and movie about Burge. Meanwhile our Mayor gave her approval and expressed her hatred of our department.

6/17/2019 09:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously need a little direction from the recently retired.
Will be turning 50 in August with 24 years.

Question? I figured out my pension amount but need help calculating the minimum insurance premium per month for a single male/no children. I keep getting estimates from $600 to $1500 per month.

Any recent retires in that position with a little advice would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks in advance!! BC/BS is $ 1200.00 a month $1000.00 for emergency room. $7500.00 deductible. Then they pay 80/20.

6/17/2019 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wapologize for repeating this question, but I haven't found an answer yet here or elsewhere.

Can anyone in the know here give me/us some tips about how to follow through to see that specific criminal acts, arrests are seriously prosecuted and when guilty, the criminal is punished?

..........

Some commenters here suggested I go to CAPS meetings and ask questions, but isn't there some public access FOI Freedom of Information site where Chicago citizens can go to find out what, if anything gets down to criminals that are caught red handed after serious violent felonies like armed robbery and car jacking.

Thanks

JR
Left Behind in Chicago


Find out where CPD processess foia request. Give all info you know. You do not have to id to get it. Also FOIA request the DA office.... You might have to pay reasonable copy fees but you are entitled to that info if you want , barring redacted and minors info.

6/17/2019 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Mayor states that she wants proactive policing to help reduce crime. Proactive policing went out the window many, many years ago, where has she been. CPD was criticized for being too proactive, you know sweeping corners of gang bangers, drug dealers, hookers, the quality of life stuff. McCarthy demanded proactive policing (everyone gets stopped) and he demanded thousands of gang cards, look where the gang card issue is now going. Citizens, reverends and politicians cried foul and proactive policing was discontinued for the gentler, kinder police...reverends and politicians got what they asked for and crime spiraled out of control. The new mayor (along with media and reverends that seem to dictate policy for the city) led the charge against proactive policing..can't have it both ways. Proactive policing will NEVER happen again because the city, media and politicians will never have the back of the working police officer. Speaking of McCarthy, remember the COMPSTAT meetings where bosses wilted under pressure, seems as if Eddie has had enough of the No-Accountability Mondays, maybe he's tired of getting spanked because of the weekend violence and the dismal murder clear up rate of under 20%. How can Eddie, 1st deputy and other command staff not be held accountable? But they sure know how to promote incompetence and take care of their buddies.

6/17/2019 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She should first wait and see how much the FBI decimates her city council that Rahm and Daley let sell the city to the highest bidder. Corruption has been going on in this city since its inception and continues under her nose.How is it that Solis hooks up Burke and his lackey and several other alderscrubs denounce Solis on the council floor as a rat. Sounds normal coming from a den of thief's that Chicago is noted for. And as usual the politicians and liberal no nothing always point to the police for faults that they themselves are guilty of but will never admit. The fact is that the black community cannot live with each other so how can they live with us, the law abiding citizens who are drained by the system that feeds the communities our tax dollars. The democrats keep preaching free education,phones, ids,medical benefits and it goes on. I believe their meaning of free is the working chumps with pay for it as we will just increase taxes.Lori double talked right out of the box. Lower taxes. Oh wait i found misspending so I'll just raise taxes. I'll abolish the City Clerks office. Oh no I won't because I can use it to my advantage by ordering her to reduce fines and throw out tickets because in the community they can't control themselves by not obeying the traffic laws. Let them do community service. They can even clean their own house up let alone do community work. Lori's worried about the First Dept taking a earned vacation but she has been out of town the past two weekend as the city violence continues. She didn't seem to be worries about it then.You want the PD to work Lori. Get rid of the merit and clout heavy hacks they keep promoting, and the fixing of promotional exams.The community doesn't trust the police because the community doesn't trust themselves to step up and point out the shooters and drug dealers. If white people acted like the community youths do in the downtown area it would be racist but now its just youths who have nothing to do so lets not arrest them lets just ignore the fact they are creating havoc and eating up man power and costing taxpayers money in overtime. Wake up Lori and get off the Napoleon complex and daring anyone to knock the battery off your shoulder. You have a city to save and your count down has started in the wrong direction.

6/17/2019 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
6/17/2019 11:39:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
I apologize for repeating this question, but I haven't found an answer yet here or elsewhere.

- snip -

Some commenters here suggested I go to CAPS meetings and ask questions, but isn't there some public access FOI Freedom of Information site where Chicago citizens can go to find out what, if anything gets down to criminals that are caught red handed after serious violent felonies like armed robbery and car jacking.

Thanks

JR
Left Behind in Chicago

Get some identifiers for the incident (Police RD#, or Offender's name(s)) and go to the Cook County Web Site. Fill out a FOIA request with as much detail as you have/. They have to respond within a reasonable time frame (I believe 7 days).

6/17/2019 11:01:00 PM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

"...our mayor reminds me of one of the characters from The Little Rascals..."

Stymie?

6/18/2019 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...I came in the job in 1991..."

Still a rookie.

6/18/2019 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous 6/17/2019 11:39 AM writes:

"Get some identifiers for the incident (Police RD#, or Offender's name(s)) and go to the Cook County Web Site."

I respond:

Do you have a link to the Cook County Web site that accepts FOI requests?

I have the CPD FOI request site, but from my in person talks with local Chicago Policemen they don't know what happened to the suspects after they were busted and led off in handcuffs.


6/18/2019 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Seriously need a little direction from the recently retired.
Will be turning 50 in August with 24 years.

Question? I figured out my pension amount but need help calculating the minimum insurance premium per month for a single male/no children. I keep getting estimates from $600 to $1500 per month.

Any recent retires in that position with a little advice would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks in advance!! BC/BS is $ 1200.00 a month $1000.00 for emergency room. $7500.00 deductible. Then they pay 80/20.

6/17/2019 09:56:00 PM

Get another job that has insurance. There are some part-time jobs that have insurance.

6/18/2019 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
6/17/2019 11:39:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
I apologize for repeating this question, but I haven't found an answer yet here or elsewhere.

- snip -

Some commenters here suggested I go to CAPS meetings and ask questions, but isn't there some public access FOI Freedom of Information site where Chicago citizens can go to find out what, if anything gets down to criminals that are caught red handed after serious violent felonies like armed robbery and car jacking.

Thanks

JR
Left Behind in Chicago

Get some identifiers for the incident (Police RD#, or Offender's name(s)) and go to the Cook County Web Site. Fill out a FOIA request with as much detail as you have/. They have to respond within a reasonable time frame (I believe 7 days.

Have you tried calling CAPS? Or going to the CAPS office? Have you talked to any neighborhood organizations or business owners, Chamber Of Commerce? I hope you find the information you are looking for. Look on Chicago blogs and newssources, like Block Club Chicago, and Heyjackass.com . Good luck.

6/18/2019 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

City has to give you cobra insurance 700 a month for 18 months, you can keep your currrent policy. City only offers this benefit because of federal law. After that you must get your own policy.

6/19/2019 12:00:00 PM  

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