Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Insanity

Here's the Dumbest of Dumb ideas it has ever been our displeasure to run across:


Seriously. Turning off traffic signals during a holiday to "deter" crime? How is that supposed to work exactly?

And worst of all, KNOWING and PREDICTING an increase in traffic crashes at these intersections? We're thinking of returning to Law School just so we can sue the City and whomever came up with this asinine idea.

All of these intersections are in 003. Was it elsewhere or was this stupidity of the localized variety?

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89 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Resign now Mr. Brown.
You can't even control the traffic lights.

5/26/2020 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm deter crime OR preservation of life... wait for it, wait for it. Holy fuckin batman 🤣 only in 003

5/26/2020 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Want to save lives and prevent accidents?
Increase the length of the yellow, and allow greens to start only after the cross traffic light has been red for a second or two.

5/26/2020 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is it that the city says that red light cameras and speed cameras are about safety, and “for the children?”
Yet they turn around and disable traffic control devices knowing full well, and anticipating additional traffic incidents directly due to their actions?

5/26/2020 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

002 had few of them too.
New City strategy is flashing lights. And prey for rain. Unless you work in 003. They shoot no matter the weather.

5/26/2020 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...






How is it supposed to work?

Just like those no firearms signs that stop crime cold.



5/26/2020 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Life is like a box of chocolates.

5/26/2020 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF? Who the... ?!! Whu??? Stoopid, stoopid, stoopid

5/26/2020 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lightfoot (why even bother saying Brown, we know who runs the dept.) sure does like flashing lights. Cars sitting along LSD & various entry points to lakefront with blue lights on (never mind they are proven idiot attractors). Next, drive around in circles with blue lights for the surge. Now, flashing stop lights. What’s next? https://funnfrolic.co.uk/index.php/police-helmet-with-flashing-siren-light.html

5/26/2020 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Seriously. Turning off traffic signals during a holiday to "deter" crime? How is that supposed to work exactly?"

It's just more Science and Data, SCC.

5/26/2020 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fucking no adults are in the house.

5/26/2020 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are working the Beat Car at 1 of those listed locations,I would definitely get on the air requesting Streets and Sanitation to come out and repair the Traffic Signal.

5/26/2020 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where and which IDIOT boss came up with this shit??? I’m dying to hear the explanation on how they came up with this crime fighting strategy!!

It’s obvious these 🤡 Commanders and Deputy Chiefs and Civilians carrying the water for Lightfoot have NO CLUE on what type of crime control needs to be put in place.

And you have this IDIOT mayor talking about constitutional policing by CPD but yet she is spying and video taping churches???

5/26/2020 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blinking traffic lights on and off to deter crime? Maybe they are on to something here! Also police car lights flashing and sirens blaring. By George, these brilliant minds will revolutionize crime fighting!
See this:

“Flicker vertigo, sometimes called the Bucha effect, is "an imbalance in brain-cell activity caused by exposure to low-frequency flickering (or flashing) of a relatively bright light." It is a disorientation-, vertigo-, and nausea-inducing effect of a strobe light flashing at 1 Hz to 20 Hz, approximately the frequency ...“. Wikipedia

I purpose all buildings in the Loop and the Mag Mile begin a flashing light program. Watch for a reduction in street robberies, car jackings & retail thefts. In the community start flashing the traffic signals and street lights. And voila, a reduction in shootings and homicides.

5/26/2020 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next time, Flash the Lights All Green!

Remind Chicago the things are looking up!

5/26/2020 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, we got some brain surgeons running this thing.

5/26/2020 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And worst of all, KNOWING and PREDICTING an increase in traffic crashes at these intersections? We're thinking of returning to Law School just so we can sue the City and whomever came up with this asinine idea.


Arbitrarily making the lights malfunction? My neck hurts already!


rb

5/26/2020 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would traffic lights blinking red deter crime? Send a copy of that to insurance companies if any accidents at those intersection during that timeframe!

5/26/2020 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't this "disproportionate?"

5/26/2020 02:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one I talk to that has been on the job more than a couple of years can believe how incredibly stupid the bosses have become. We always had some real losers but never like this. There may be ten exempt members in the whole city that aren’t complete fucking morons, and that’s being generous! And pretty much to a man the idiots are graduates of our stringent meritorious vetting process.

5/26/2020 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


There were red lights flashing at 55 and Damen. Most of the cars were afraid to go through them.

5/26/2020 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you don’t know what to do you do something dumb.

5/26/2020 03:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am beyond words.

5/26/2020 03:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big changes coming pilgrims. Commanders are soon to be a thing of the past. Captains will run show.

5/26/2020 03:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there a un-fucking-fucking-fucking-believable category?

-No Cop Here

5/26/2020 05:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aye! Aye! Aye! You've got to be fucking kidding. Please make it stop! And while Your at it please make the flashing lights on the parked Police vehicles on the Dan Ryan and on 57 stop.Asswipes speeding past them 100 mph plus with the skunk piss stink trail behind them.

5/26/2020 05:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was Browns idea. Claimed it worked in Texas. But they stopped it after the fourth big judgment against the city. At least it is in writing for Lovey and Lovey. Makes it easier to ring the lottery bell. Who put the memo out? Name the fool that was stupid enough to write this order.

5/26/2020 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are lobbing lawsuits to the shysters. Now all you have to do is have your fake accident at one of these brilliant moments and get a check.

5/26/2020 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More flashing lights.Does it really surprise anyone? After all We live in a State where groot and prickster order the People to wear a mask while at the Barber when We are allowed to go to the Barber! groot and prickster need to make a video of them doing this next time they are at the Barber so We can see how its done.They are just making fools of All of Us.

5/26/2020 06:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe everyone will stop and stare at the blinking light. More staring = less crime

5/26/2020 06:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This department, the clowns that run it and the city are beyond shit for brains.

5/26/2020 06:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds Legit? Is there a pool on the new Supe yet. Sounds like he had his Welcome to The Party moment this past weekend.

5/26/2020 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you fucking kidding me ? Who ever thought of this ridiculous idea should be fired immediately!

5/26/2020 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of all of the stupid ideas we've come across this is in the top 10.

5/26/2020 06:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tried to find some study or article that said this stupid idea deterred crime. Instead we found instances where it actually resulted in shootings from road rage and rival gangs coming up on the blinking lights at the same time from different directions. Why is it that the only “experts “ the brass in this department listens to are the voices in their head . . . sometimes even the little head?

5/26/2020 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was this Ernie Cato’s idea?

5/26/2020 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see lawsuits. We pay taxes to have good roads and that includes traffic lights and any safety device, fucking idiots. My friends were light WTF?

5/26/2020 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There a bright idea. Let the Police do the work and keep criminals in jail. Even my 12 year old nephew knows that, ask your daughter. Why we all have to suffer. Remember one thing Lightweight, in these so called bad neighborhoods only maybe 1% are bad, bad people, rest of it are working citizens. Curb shitheads, we know who they are, put them to jail, make an example so the rest of it will think twice.

5/26/2020 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This ideal is better keep both directions on steady to curb violence. My god what has this department going to next.

5/26/2020 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Flashing red -- you're supposed to treat that as a stop sign, right? Seems like a perfect setup for a shhoter waiting for the right car/victim to do their stop and go..

5/26/2020 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The flashing red is a subliminal message to obey the Chinese virus and that Chicago politicians are idiotic communist asswipes.

5/26/2020 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sort of like when the traffic cars on CW1 referring to the S curve on LSD as “dead man’s curve”

5/26/2020 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would traffic lights blinking red deter crime?

5/26/2020 01:44:00 AM

It is a subliminal thing, almost a mass-hypnosis. It registers to the self-conciousness of the community members. Covertly, they are receiving the flashing red light that causes them to stop thinking bad thoughts and committing unlawful acts. And, as a residual result, even unmarried pregnancy numbers will drop because a flashing red light acts like a dose of salt-peter to a viewer. Who knew? Superintendent Skid Mark is a freaking genius! Thank heaven the Groot recognized his genius.

5/26/2020 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Proof positive that our Chicago leadership (an oxymoron) are complete fools who have no clue as to what they are doing.

5/26/2020 08:13:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

They do that in Texas for the cattle drives.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

5/26/2020 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry, the brain dead liberals will always think the dumbocrats are ssmart

5/26/2020 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was so nice of the city to memorialize their negligence in a PDT message. The lawyers are very happy with the brain child that came up with this idea. God damn there are some really dumb people running this city and department.

5/26/2020 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merit wisdom. It came to someone in a dream By not nothing else is working.

5/26/2020 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I swear these bosses have teamed up with Lovey and Lovey....

5/26/2020 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big changes coming pilgrims. Commanders are soon to be a thing of the past. Captains will run show.

5/26/2020 03:51:00 AM




Even in 017??? Hehe

5/26/2020 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That’s some logic coming from Larri’s Administration.
Cars causing crime and a couple flashing traffic signals is the cure.
Unlicensed, uninsured armed violent repeat justice involved affordably bonded drive-by assailants ALWAYS stop at the intersections.

Geeked up always in a hurry to get nowhere M-F’ers don’t even stop when the signal is steady red. They certainly don’t stop for blue lights either.

Stop Nobody.

5/26/2020 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about flashing a nice, relaxing, color, such as blue suggesting cerulean skies? Or maybe a muted brown?
Red seems rather, shall we say, anxiety-provoking.

5/26/2020 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In spite of the possible tragic results, I’ve been LAUGHING OUT LOUD at this since I first saw it! Happily retired!

5/26/2020 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH MAN. WHY DIDNT I THINK OF THIS. Do you mean that all we need to do is put all traffic
lights on “blinking red” and the crime rate is going to go down

5/26/2020 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Red light district in Chicago. Yea baby.

5/26/2020 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Ygolonac said...

Stop says the red light, go says the green,

Wait says the yellow light, twinkling in between,


KNEEL, SAYS THE DEMON LIGHT

WITH ITS EYE OF COAL,

SAURON KNOWS YOUR LICENSE PLATE

AND STARES INTO YOUR SOUL.

5/26/2020 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually the idea is brilliant thinking. It’s harder to do a driveby if traffic is at a stand still at all the intersections from accidents.
Then again it gives the folks on foot a chance to catchup to the vehicle and take revenge. Well, no idea is perfect.

5/26/2020 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous China Must Pay said...

Streets used to smooth out the pavement. Now they install bumps.

4-way flashing reds, you'd call it in to get it fixed before there was an accident. Now, you'd be talking to the people who are creating the problem.

When "males" are allowed - urged and subsidized - to take over, things get all "disproportionate," and you have to design for the Lowest Common Denominator - which ain't much.

When you tie your own hands behind your back, insisting that everything gimp along in a perpetual, insoluble state of semi-disintegration, dragging its muffler along behind,well...

If you can't clear a corner anymore, you can at least demolish Romanian churches. Gotta have something to show at the end of the day, right?

5/26/2020 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make everyone drive in reverse from now on. Everything else is ass backwards.

5/26/2020 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait to retire!

Chicago is a very unsafe city to live in!

5/26/2020 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems like this was only in effect in minority neighborhoods.

Is it possible LightLoafer is targeting minorities with traffic violence?
That’s racist, and she is attacking black people!

5/26/2020 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

our merit command staff brain stormed and came up with the idea of flashing red traffic signals
when the gang bangers participate in a drive by shooting , they will be forced to come to a complete stop at these intersections .
if they don't police cn stop and issue a citation if they pull over and not speed off .
Texas Brown time to request all command staff to take the last part 1 of sergeants test , if they are unable to score a 70% please demote them .
also why aren't exempt command staff required to wear body armor , body worn cameras or carry a taser while on the lake front giving a press conference , no uniform of the day , some short sleeve shirts , some long sleeve , some wearing hats . I must say I am impressed with all the ribbons the wear on uniform .

5/26/2020 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous CppThis said...

I don't even...

But...

...how?

Seriously, I got dumber just reading that. While pondering those words I cut myself opening a drink bottle, such is the incredible power of this particular fail. With a promise of 'dumbest idea ever' from a noted connoisseur of dumb ideas from the government I had very high expectations, and must say that those expectations have been fully met.

5/26/2020 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, when some asshole plows into me in one of those intersections I get to sue the city for their stupid policy, right?

5/26/2020 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don’t understand the logic. Usually I understand why they’re doing it, and I know it’s stupid, but at least I get where their flawed thinking is coming from. This? I haven’t a fucking clue.

5/26/2020 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a safety issue for would-be carjackers. Think about it. When the vehicle stops for a few seconds, you know who can jump in without worry if the vehicle was in motion.

5/26/2020 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

"When you don’t know what to do,
you do something dumb."

5/26/2020 03:19:00 AM

Tee shirt please...
Gray with white stencil.
3XL.

Thx.

5/26/2020 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have they tried thoughts and prayers too?... At least not as disruptable for traffic.

5/26/2020 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big changes coming pilgrims. Commanders are soon to be a thing of the past. Captains will run show.

5/26/2020 03:51:00 AM

Highly doubtful. A good number of exempts, including, Riccio, Waller, Carter, West, Deenihan as well as over half of the commanders are Lieutenants.
They will NOT take orders from Captain.

5/26/2020 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD Command = Worst Product

5/26/2020 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only a shitcago political mastermind asshole would come up with that.
Even my 9 year old said WTF dad!

5/26/2020 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well shit 003 has to do something! KM and her band of 06 2 year wonders, with their total of 7 years experience between the 6 of them, all being detailed to gangs. She spent so much time in Lt MM and Sgt RJ office, her departure was bound to happen. Now the district, lacking her supreme know how will be left to fend for itself.

5/26/2020 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ACLU where are you............The City is targeting Black and Brown neighborhoods for disruptive traffic patterns. Or are they saying that violent crime only happens in these poor underserved P.O.C. communities. Either way seems racist.

5/26/2020 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No... there are plenty more even dumber things our leaders can come up with. I m sure of it!

5/26/2020 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Simpler X's said...

Big changes coming pilgrims. Commanders are soon to be a thing of the past. Captains will run show.

5/26/2020 03:51:00 AM

I remember when Cpt's ran it n did a fine job or overseeing operations and personnel. But those were the days when a cpt knew the job and how to handle his personnel

5/26/2020 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go ahead dummies. Put traffic corners on flash. By law (US DOT & IDOT)they must be reset by a state licensed and certified traffic signal repairman (IBEW Local 9). $56/ hour (plus benefits), all overtime double. Four hour minimum. Do the math. And any accidents that occur is the financial responsibility of the individual who put the corner in flash. Do you think there are any law firms around the City that would file suit against a blue shirt?
---Mike the cityworker.

5/26/2020 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW, CDOT not Streets and San, repairs the traffic lights.

5/26/2020 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Racist traffic devices! This has to stop now! All those in favor of equal traffic devices unite! We will march. We will protest. We will be treated equally.

5/26/2020 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahaha, personal injury attorneys are salivating.

5/26/2020 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone on the fifth floor in City Hall is in desperate need of an intervention. To disable traffic lights in the hope that this will prevent crime is a ridiculous idea. Keeping criminals behind bars is the only way to reduce crime.

5/26/2020 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Expert = the new guy from out of town who didn't
grow up with us and therefore has no faults we
can point out.
Yes sir, nationwide search. We tried. We really did.

5/26/2020 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please tell me the science behind this idea. is there any? Or do your police officials just play with crayons in their off hours and come up; with these non-sensical ideas!?? Lastly, seriously, who ties their shoes in the morning? They are not bright enough to do so. Just thinking out loud here..:-)

5/26/2020 06:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And worst of all, KNOWING and PREDICTING an increase in traffic crashes at these intersections? We're thinking of returning to Law School just so we can sue the City and whomever came up with this asinine idea.

The FOP could use a good Consigliere...

5/26/2020 07:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Want to save lives and prevent accidents?
Increase the length of the yellow, and allow greens to start only after the cross traffic light has been red for a second or two.

5/26/2020 12:12:00 AM


There are some kind of federal standards for traffic light timing. The more important thing is that it messes with the red light cameras.

It's got nothing to do with saving lives. It's about revenue.


rb

5/26/2020 07:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somebody please pay the F-----g light bill!

5/26/2020 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just turn the lights and the traffic signals completely off!
Save money! Whoever thought of this idea? In words
of Fred Sanford “You Big Dummy.”

5/27/2020 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Turning off traffic signals is really dumb, because it serves no crime prevention purpose, other than publicity. When normal traffic returns, it creates more traffic jams, injuries and deaths. ☹️🤕

5/27/2020 03:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/26/2020 02:59:00 PM
Captains did a fine job back in the day. What are they going to do with the sadly no-longer-necessary Commanders? I would solicit suggestions from the rank and file. (They can't all work in the finger print section!

5/27/2020 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when i was a kid i lived by a busy intersection. one of my friends taught me how to open the control box. who knew a ten year old could hit the box right by the lock and it would spring open. we used to put it on flashing red all the time, both directions and wait the hours it took for someone to fix it. 1950s, no cell phones and few city radios. then after about an hour we would do it again. we thought we were criminal masterminds, little did we know we were crime fighters and peace keepers. city leaders are dumber than 10 year olds. at least we realized we were messin things up not making them better. and we pay these idiots, right ?

5/27/2020 07:16:00 PM  

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