Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Detroit-ification?

Someone ought to start looking into this one:
  • Rumor has it she, the wasp eyes let investors know Midway is for sale, bargain price, seeing the airlines are all flying half filled or less. Also, she already has Soldiers field on her list. She is not too slick but her minion alderthiefs eat her ass for all of her wants.

    It is totally over for Chicago, prime property is going to be worthless within 5 years. The entire loop void of any ground level businesses.

    Any business that does not leave Illinois will go to Lake and Dupage counties. The mutts fear the police there.

    Investors are buying as much vacant and occupied property they can in Gary.... big money got something up their sleeves!
CBOT and the Merc have been threatening to leave for years, especially if the Machine attempts to tax them by the trade or add some insane fee structure to transactions. There were more than a few rumors that they had built a trading floor just over the border in Indiana. In this digital day and age, with telecommuting and vastly improved virtual meeting software, this could very well be the "new normal" that drives the financial sector out of Chicago.

Conventions are gone for the foreseeable future. Airlines can't turn a profit. Professional sports are committing corporate suicide. The "Mag Mile" is a plywood forest and thousands of restaurants, shops and small businesses are gone, never to return.

The overreaction to a "disease" with a 99% survival rate may have just turned Chicago into Detroit in under a year.

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Twelves Again?

This rumor again?
  • Hey SCC, Just heard from a HQ source that starting Sept 2, thru Sept 8, 2020 1st watch all RDO's cancelled and the rest of the watch's going to 12 hr shifts. Just heads up.
And the inevitable question from us:
  • Why?
The only thing happening that set of dates is the possible opening of schools and Labor Day. And this is after spending the entire Department Overtime Budget during the month of June.

Confirm or debunk please - we've got plans, and so does half the Department. It'd be nice to get advance word for once in our careers.

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More Math

A few mathematicians running numbers from yesterday's graphics:
  • New York: 0.36 shootings per million population per day
    Los Angeles: 0.70
    Chicago: 4.0

  • Doing a little more math, the numbers mean that there are
    8.5 people shot per 10,000 residents in Chicago,
    1.4 per 10,000 in LA and
    .76 per 10,000 in NYC.
    Which means you are 6X more likely to be shot in Chicago than in LA or 11X more likely to be shot in Chicago than in NYC.
Talk about your overachieving.

Crime is Down!

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Minnesota Part II

Yesterday we noted that the MPD has told everyone that they need to surrender their property to thieves and follow instructions from robbers. That's pretty bad, but not as bad as their attorney general (who happens to have been credibly accused of beating women):
  • Keith Ellison, former Democrat National Committee vice chairman and current Minnesota attorney general, said he does not want police officers to respond to rape calls. The shocking policy suggestion occurred during a Zoom conversation featuring Ellison and Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) to discuss racism and police reforms. The dialogue was moderated by White House correspondent for “PBS NewsHour” Yamiche Alcindor.

    Ellison stated: “If you’re a woman who’s been a victim of a sexual assault, and the assailant ran away, wouldn’t you rather talk to somebody who is trained in helping you deal with what you’re dealing with, as opossed [sic] to somebody whose main training is that they know how to use a firearm? Right?”
Well actually, most departments have trained officers who can respond to and investigate these types of crimes, many times leading to arrests and successful prosecutions. Officers/Detectives also have access to a wide array of social services to help victims of sex crimes put the pieces of their lives back together. And many times, someone there, armed and trained in the Use of Force, offers a sense of comfort and safety to someone who's world has been upended.

Ellison, an alleged woman beater, democrat, adherent of a "religion" that advocates the stoning of rape victims, and all around asshole, thinks cops shouldn't pursue perpetrators of the most vile of crimes.

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Media Trolling Again

This comment popped up after our story the other day:
  • Off topic for a quick moment,over 500 complaints have been made regarding the Norridge/Harwood Heights COVID Testing Site at Harlem and Forest Preserve Drive since the National Guard left the site. All of the complaints are from local residents who initially registered, pulled into a long line, and then decided that it was way too long of a wait and went home without being tested.Each resident that was not tested received a POSITIVE COVID Test result within 72 hours after not being tested. This house of cards is going to come tumbling down.
Here's the media pretending to be slick:
  • where can I find this info?
Perhaps by FOIA-ing the records and then reading them.

You know - investigating.

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We Don't Need No Stinkin Quarantine

Groot says if you travel to one of her "restricted states" you have to self quarantine for fourteen days.

If you're the police though, you're an "essential" employee and you don't have to....unless you use your own Time Due, Personal Days, BFD's or furlough time.

And it seems you don't even have to do that if you're an exempt:
  • So the commander of the 18th district [JS] returns from her Wisconsin vacation and does not self quarantine.
We're also kind of confused by these seemingly arbitrary rules:
  • Wisconsin is a "no go" state, but CPD is preparing to send a bunch of cops over the border to the democratic national convention;
  • Governor Fat-ass can spend most weekends at one of his many mansions, and then reappear at the next open buffet here in town;
  • no one can go to funerals, except if it's some congress-critter, then everyone who is anyone on the left can go and heap abuse on cops and the President;

It's a good thing Michigan isn't on the list as that's where Groot has been spending weekends for the past month or so. Or is Groot considered "essential" by some unknown metric?

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Monday, August 03, 2020

Amazing Numbers

So the other day, Chicago hit 2,300 shooting victims in 2020 (click for larger version):


Our stat guy took a look at these numbers and was inspired to create the following comparison (click for larger version):


Chicago has nearly DOUBLE the total shot that NYC and LA have COMBINED with a population somewhere near one-quarter of the two other metropolitan areas.

But crime is down and defund the police!

2020 Setting Records Everywhere

Building on the post directly above this one, a horrible set of numbers out of Minneapolis:
  • The wave of violence sweeping through Minneapolis has left more victims this year so far than the eight of the last ten full years, the Star Tribune reports
Not surprising as Minneapolis was Ground Zero for the false narrative unrest. Guess who is suffering the worst of the violence?


  • There have been more shootings so far this year in New York City than in all of 2019.

    A 24-year-old man who walked bleeding into Lincoln Hospital in The Bronx on Saturday night has pushed the city’s total number of shootings this year to 777 — topping the 776 recorded in all of last year, NYPD data compiled by The Post reveals.

    And it’s only the first days of August, with five more months before the year is over.
That means that every single time there is a shooting in New York City, it's an increase over last year. Even CompStat can't cover-up that fact - there is no "reduction." Everything is an increase in the "year-over-year" statistics.

No Crime Reduction Ribbon for the NYPD.

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Bats Again? (UPDATE)

That sporting implement that Crimesha, Groot and others insists is never a deadly weapon, is used to kill two people:
  • Police in Windermere (Florida) are investigating after they said a man killed two people with a baseball bat after being confronted for attempting to steal a truck.

    Officials were dispatched out to the 2900 block of Sunbittern Court around 11 p.m. Thursday evening after a 10-year-old called 911 to report his home was being burglarized. The boy was instructed to hide in a closet until police arrived. Investigators and hostage negotiators later arrived on scene to find Ezekiel Hopkins, 34, of Orlando, unconscious inside a bathroom in the home and took him into custody. They said he may have consumed bleach.

    Further investigation revealed Hopkins attempted to steal a truck from the home where he was confronted by the couple who’ve owned the home since 1999, John and Lisa Savey.

    Officials said Hopkins attacked and killed John Savey outside the home with a baseball bat. Hopkins then attacked Lisa Savey inside the home after she attempted to retreat, according to police. Lisa Savey survived the attack and sustained serious injuries. The couple’s 30-year-old son, James Savey, was also attacked with a baseball bat inside the home. Officials said he died on scene.
Blunt instruments (like bats) are used to kill more people than the "assault" rifles that Groot insists are shipped here en masse by the President.

UPDATE: Get a look at what happened prior to the double murder:
  • Officials said prior to responding to the Saveys’ home, members of the Ocoee Police Department observed a suspicious vehicle on Ocoee Apopka Rd behind a construction area. The vehicle fled, which investigators believe may have been at a high rate of speed down McGuire Road and was not pursued pursuant to policy, according to police. The vehicle then drove over a berm off Park Avenue before crashing into a tree next to the home where the double homicide occurred, according to police.
We are big believers of not chasing for nonsense. We preach it here constantly. But we used to chase....until the politicians demonstrated exactly how harmful it would be to our own financial well being and possibly our actual freedom. So we learned and we stopped.

We also knew exactly what would happen when criminals found out police wouldn't chase and we preach that constantly, too. And no one listened to the obvious message - "Citizens, you're on your own."

Better get used to it. By our experience, it only takes a few years.

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Ya Hey Dere, What?

  • The Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) told residents they should “be prepared” to hand over their phones, wallets, and purses to robbers.

    The MPD has reported a 46 percent increase in carjackings and a 36 percent increase in robberies compared to this same time last year, according to WCCO.

    Police in the city’s Third Precinct alone have received more than 100 reports of robberies and 20 reports of carjackings in just the last month.

    Officials are now telling residents to be ready and willing to comply with the demands of criminals in an email sent to Third Precinct residents.

    “Be prepared to give up your cell phone and purse/wallet,” the police said in their email, a copy of which was obtained by Alpha News. The email said citizens should listen to criminals and “do as they say.”
If this is now MPD policy, then there really isn't a reason not to defund and disband their Department. They're actually making it easier for the assholes to make their case. If you reward bad behavior, you get more of it....lots more.

Time for citizens to take their chances arming themselves and perhaps organizing a Vigilance Committee. We've read numerous articles about how they tamed some of the wilder towns in the Old West. Recidivism was not really an issue back in those days.

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This Ripoff Again

Even out of office, Shortshanks has been boning Chicago voters for the past nine years. The boning will continue for another sixty-four years into the future:
  • The stay-at-home shutdown triggered by the coronavirus turned the streets of downtown Chicago into a virtual ghost town. But private investors who leased Chicago’s parking meters had plenty of cushion to absorb the blow.

    Chicago’s parking meter system raked in another $138.7 million in 2019, allowing private investors to recoup their entire $1.16 billion investment and then some with more than 60 years to go on the 75-year lease.

    Four underground city-owned parking garages took in $34.8 million in 2019, while the privatized Chicago Skyway generated just under $92 million in cash, separate audits of those assets show.

    Not a penny of those revenues went to ease the burden on Chicago taxpayers that will almost certainly get worse to fill a $700 million hole in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s $11.6 billion 2020 budget and plug a $1 billion gap next year.
All city contracts of this sort ought to never survive past the negotiator's term of office. There's no reason this asshole should have been allowed to commit (with City Counsel approval no less) taxpayer funded assets, especially as Groot's budget hole grows and grows.

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Good Theory

But this is Chicago, so the usual rules go out the window. This is in regards to the rumor that Groot is going for a Reduction in Force of 2,000 in the coming years:
  • Unfortunately, just guess why this reduction is on tap?

    The legal beavers got back to the mayor's office and the governor about licensing police. Well well well, it would disband COPA etc, why you ask? Every single professional board from doctors, lawyers, teachers, tradesman, judges even politicians being impeached in Illinois has an oversight by guess who? Other professionals in that same field. Even military court marshalls [sic] are determined by other military members. Due to they found out they can't have a real police licensing board without oversight by sworn police.

    Funny or Ironic? FOP probably could sue to get rid of COPA and the police board and replace it with police, but it would cost too much money and cause riots. But a licensing board would legally pave the way for that due to current established Illinois labor boards and legal precedence.
Interesting, but again, the purpose here isn't to make a better police force, but to ruin and render useless the force as constructed.

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Sunday, August 02, 2020

Decrease of the Increase?

  • Murders and shootings reported last month in Chicago increased drastically from July 2019, but overall crime in the city decreased, according to data released by Chicago police.

    The 105 murders reported in July mark a nearly 139% increase from the 44 reported in July 2019, while the 406 shooting incidents are a 75% increase from the 232 last July, according to figures in a statement from police Saturday.

    The Sun-Times has counted 106 homicides throughout Chicago in July 2020 and a total of 430 for the year through the end of July.

    So far this year, murders are up 51% compared to the period from January through July 2019, along with a 47% increase in shootings, police said.

    The number of shooting victims for July came in at 573, with at least 58 of them minors, according to Sun-Times records.
Heyjackass.com has slightly different numbers:
  • Shot and Killed: 94 (+135%)
    Shot and Wounded: 498 (+74%)
    Total Shot: 592 (+81%)
    Total Homicides: 105 (+133%)
And everyone is supposed to believe that "overall" crime is down? This is one of those cases where the bean-counters include previously disregarded crimes to make the stats look better. The thing is that no one cares about "overall" numbers - they care about bodies and bodies with extra holes in them, and by any stretch, these numbers indicate a massive failure.

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    Fuck Crimesha Again

    A State Trooper went to the Dunkin Donuts at Oak Park and Archer and when he took a look inside his coffee cup, found what appeared to be foreign matter floating around inside. A review of the security tapes revealed this asshole spitting in the Trooper's cup:


    He was promptly arrested and fired (not necessarily in that order) and the Dunkin has made numerous efforts to reach out to nearby Departments to stave off the inevitable bad publicity and backlash.

    Tampering with food is a felony last time we checked and there is irrefutable video evidence of him doing it. Guess who isn't charging him with the top count?
    • A little update on the guy pictured below who worked at Dunkin’ Donuts on archer and oak park.  He was arrested for spitting in cops coffee.  Well our state’s attorney decided to deny felony charges against him. Even though they have video evidence that he spit several times in the cops coffee and then lied and said it was dead bugs and mold from the coffee machines.  They took him to the hospital for blood testing and the cop has to wait to see if he has a number of diseases and or illnesses. 
    Anyone want to guess what any other person would be charged with if they gobbed in Crimesha's coffee? Or Prickwrinkle's? Or Groots?

    Anyone think the media will pick up on this?

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    Here We Go Again

    • Bird, Lime and Spin will take part in a second pilot program starting Aug. 12 in an effort to settle once and for all if scooters should be allowed on Chicago’s streets.

      The three firms will scatter 10,000 scooters across much of the city — four times as many allowed during the summer of 2019 — but the scooters will not be allowed downtown or along the Lakefront or 606 trails, according to the city’s rules.

      Scooters are limited to 15 mph, cannot be ridden on sidewalks, and may only be operated from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Unlike the rules in place during the first pilot program, all of the scooters must be locked to a fixed object at the end of a trip, such as bike racks and corrals and street signs.

      After the first test run, aldermen repeatedly complained to city officials about riders dropping the scooters in the middle of sidewalks when their rides ended, causing a hazard. The nine companies that participated in the first pilot program were invited to apply to participate in the second test run, officials said. Four applied, officials said.
    So over half declined to participate in Round Two. Why is that?

    Does anyone recall seeing exactly how much "revenue" was generated by scooters? Or how big the losses were suffered by scooter companies in terms of property? We don't think they lost that much because City Hall probably promised to cover at least some of the property loss (remember the pictures of scooters in trees or tossed in the river?)

    How about injuries and deaths? We recall at least one fatality, numerous concussions and a few dozen lawsuits.

    We don't recall if there were any drive-by scooter-by shootings though.

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    Heart Warming

    Something lighter during these heavy times - what would you do for family - blue and/or blood?
    • When Chicago Police Officer Joanna Lukasik Millan needed a kidney transplant earlier this year, she didn’t need to look far for a donor.

      The organ that would save her life would soon come from someone in both her personal family and professional family: her sister, CPD Officer Margaret Coleman.

      “For me, it was a no-brainer to save my baby sister if I could,” said Coleman, who is four years older than Millan.

      The siblings underwent a successful kidney transplant procedure in late May at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
    Well done Officer.

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    Deenihan Presser

    This link is the press conference....at least it's part of it:
    For some reason the questions where Deenihan really goes off on the reporters has been removed from the longer video by WGN. It's almost like they don't want anyone to see what assholes reporters are.

    Our readers weren't happy:
    • I watched the presser with Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan. He looked irritated by the stupid questions he was asked by all those leftist journalists. Kudos to Chief Deenihan for sticking up for the coppers and instantly shutting down those alleged reporters. I swear the media couldn't be an more fuckin biased. 
    • The reporters this afternoon were only interested in finding out any info they could about "what the officers did wrong." They are trying to insuate the officers didn't search the offender, or cuffed him in front, which "caused" this to happen. It's the only angle they want to hear but Deenihan snapped on them and put them in their place. Nice to see that! Screw these POS reporters.
    • Watch cheif Deenihans press conference from today, and you will see EXACTLY how an exempt should address reporters. He debunked the false narrative that was being published, and was 100% behind ALL the coppers involved. 
    Deenihan did a good job with the hostile press. He probably ruined any shot to go higher, but top ten in the Department isn't a bad landing. And having the appreciation from much of the rank-and-file is a good thing.

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    Saturday, August 01, 2020

    Nine Year Old

    • A 9-year-old boy who was shot in the chest Friday evening in the Cabrini Green neighborhood has died, Chicago police said.

      The child was in the 900 block of North Cambridge Avenue outside the Cabrini-Green row houses when shots were fired around 6:45 p.m. and he was hit in the chest, said Chicago police [...].

      He was pronounced dead at Lurie Children’s Hospital, where he was taken, initially in “very critical’' condition, said [CPD] and Chicago Fire Dept. spokesman Larry Langford. Earlier, police said the boy was in good condition.
    That doesn't sound like "good condition at all.

    Is this the fifth or sixth child under 10 to die this summer? There was an eight-year-old shot a day or so ago, also. Hopefully, that kid isn't in "good condition" per the Media Affair doctors at HQ.

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    Incompetence is Racist?

    • Cook County, IL includes the city of Chicago and has a population of more than 5 million people. It’s a big job to manage all of the court dates for the county and that’s especially true in the midst of a pandemic. Traffic cases in the county have been moved entirely online in the form of Zoom meetings, but many people aren’t getting the message.

      In fact, some people are getting the wrong message in the form of court date notifications telling them to show up at the courthouse. But when they get there they find themselves waiting for hours in a line that stretches for several blocks. When they finally get to the front of the line they are informed that traffic cases are handled online and while they were waiting in the line, they missed their online court dates.
    Government incompetence at its finest. But don't expect any answers from those in charge you racist!
    • WGN finally got a chance to speak to Court Clerk Dorothy Brown about why all this was happening and her response was, shall we say, very interesting. Brown said the only reason she was being asked was because WGN “felt like this black woman’s office had to have done something wrong.”

      Brown continued, “Regardless of what I say today, this story will probably come out very negative for my office as it always has come out over the last 20 years, continuing to perpetuate the internalized, mediated and institutionalized types of racism directly onto me.”
    Incompetence is incompetence, regardless of skin color. Kind of how like being an asshole isn't exclusive to any particular race, gender or species.

    Weren't the feds looking into Dorothy's crooked office practices? Kind of like how they're looking at Madigan's and Burke's shady organizations?

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    Politics Thicker Than Blood

    One reason Groot got elected (aside from 30% turnout) was the media keeping her anti-police record under wraps. Veteran cops remember her operating within numerous corrupt "oversight" agencies, but the media (at the behest of Shortshanks and Rahm) kept it in the deep background.

    Prickwrinkle's was on full display and now she continues to pander to the criminal element, presiding over meaningless symbolic resolutions:
    • The Cook County Board of Commissioners overwhelmingly passed a symbolic resolution Thursday that supports diverting money from policing in the wake of nationwide protests demanding police budgets be defunded.

      The Justice for Black Lives resolution says in order to mitigate harm from law enforcement that “historically increased unaccountable violence inflicted on Black and Brown communities,” the county should “redirect funds from policing and incarceration to public services not administered by law enforcement that promote community health and safety equitably.”

      Fifteen out of the 17 commissioners signed onto the resolution introduced by Commissioner Brandon Johnson, D-Chicago, with one commissioner voting no and another voting present.
    Among the "yes" votes for defunding sheriffs and the jail?
    • Bridget Gainer - 10th District
    The Gainer name is known throughout law enforcement circles with many members serving honorably and in distinguished roles over the years. But evidently, voting in political lockstep with Prickwrinkle to defund the careers of numerous relatives takes precedence. How very sad.

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    Defund by Attrition

    So Groot asks people to pray for the wounded police (even though she's an avowed atheist) and gives faint praise that Officers risk their lives every day.

    From one of our insiders at the Hall:
    • Groot is going to send her next few budgets to the City Council with a cumulative total of 2,000 CPD Officer positions cut, so kind of a "soft" defunding since she'll be spending less.
    This would be like it was around 2006 with the hiring freeze that left Districts decimated, pretty much all elective time off cancelled and crime steadily climbing due to less cops on the streets. This also means a lot less people paying into a pension that is withering.

    One hundred toothpicks says the City Council approves her budgets 40 to 10.

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