Thursday, August 13, 2020

Not Quite Back Yet

Things are moving along here. Again, apologies for the pause in covering the madness. There are dozens and dozens of articles and incidents we would love to have an opportunity to write and comment about, but priorities dictate blogging takes a back seat for a few days.

Although this wasn't exactly a surprise, it was still a bit of a shock. Hopefully, we have this up and running before the weekend kicks off. Internet service is spotty and the wi-fi here isn't the greatest.

Thanks for the thoughts - we've seen some of the e-mails and appreciate that we're missed by the people who matter - street cops.

Stay safe, and FU Groot.

UPDATE: Yes, we realize that there are many who aren't cops reading the blog. We appreciate your patronage and that you get to peek behind the curtain. We didn't mean to slight you by mentioning Street Cops, but that's who we direct 99.99% of our writing to.

We said long ago that we can't prove (and never intend to prove) anyone who reads or comments here is a cop. You're support is matters, especially during these trying times. So a special shout out to you, too.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take Care hat ever time you need. The madness will not go away in your absence. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

8/13/2020 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We understand and appreciate this bllog.

8/13/2020 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peace be with you and your family.
And for all police for that matter.
Thank you for all you do

Lars Pilsen

8/13/2020 07:24:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Stay safe out there always. God Bless our Brothers and Sisters......Ret.CPD

8/13/2020 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

must be russian meddling.

8/13/2020 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC. Take a well deserved rest. Thanks for all you do. Looking forward to future postings.

8/13/2020 07:33:00 AM  
Blogger stash the polski guy said...

watching groot getting bug eyed angry surpassed anything tiny dancer or shortshanks could ever muster. i think this one is going to crack soon. how dare the media to bait her highness.

this socialist leadership fucked up this city real good.

lightfoot needs to lead the march on the dan ryan. then up state st. then to michigan av. to to gloat over their handiwork.

8/13/2020 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most important thing is you all stay safe and come home every day.

8/13/2020 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deepest sympathy and condolences.
We miss you but, family comes first.

8/13/2020 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless, stay safe

8/13/2020 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My condolences on your loss. May God comfort you and give you strength during this difficult time. Thank you for the work you do to serve and protect the city both as a police officer and as a blogger.

8/13/2020 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love you to bits, SCC, sorry for what’s going on in your personal life. You make a huge difference in the world and I hope you know how important you are to many of us in getting the truth out here.
A citizen.

8/13/2020 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jagoff pampered fake priest is at it again on Dan Ryan, please transfer this asshole to a far away place

8/13/2020 08:09:00 AM  
Blogger Who Dat said...

Not a street cop but a supporter and regular reader.

I missed you too.

8/13/2020 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are in my thoughts, and thanks for all you do.

-No Cop Here

8/13/2020 08:22:00 AM  
Blogger larry said...

My deepest Condolences

8/13/2020 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are in our prayers.

8/13/2020 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how Foxx only holds a presser and writes an editorial urging people to stop pointing fingers in response to finger pointing aimed in HER direction. She has been completely absent from the public since the original protests/looting. But now, when she is criticized, she speaks up and says we shouldn't criticize each other:

Anyone who watched the pitiful excuse for a press conference Foxx held on Monday found it FULL of finger pointing... it's the police's fault for not arresting people, not mine because prosecutors are the "last responders." It's the judges' fault for letting people out of jail because they set the bail, not prosecutors. It's my own ASAs' fault for not using the "discretion" I give them to oppose release in appropriate circumstances (anyone who does exercise their phantom discretion to oppose release, btw, will find themselves in their supervisor's office before they can return their cart to their office).

Foxx is completely and utterly full of shit, and I'm glad people outside law enforcement are starting to realize it and ask her some tough questions (which she dodges and hides from with her skewed "data.") It won't make a bit of difference come election time in November, but at least she'll have to work for it a bit more. The media should continue to dig. There's plenty to find about Foxx's real agenda and her inept tenure as CCSAO, if they are willing to look.

8/13/2020 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry for the loss.
Love your work here, thank you.

8/13/2020 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take care of your Family,
Us trolls can survive without you.

Remember Family first
The Job Last!

Just look at retiring police Chief from Seattle!
Even the rest of her command staff are dropping paper?

Look at Waller, using the word RAPE, gets an investigation!

8/13/2020 08:46:00 AM  
Blogger Tina Trent said...

Privately, prayers to you and yours.

8/13/2020 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC-stay healthy and safe. TY for all your work in telling the truth.

8/13/2020 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Gigi said...

Well, I'm not a street cop but I read you religiously. I'm just a woman who is watching you all get beat up by the media, the asshole liberals and their associated minions and the alleged mayor. Not to mention your inability to actually HARK do the job you were hired to do because of the liberal insanity that is Chicago's political whirling eddy of despair. I hope whatever it is that happened, you find peace and that God gives you clarity. Take all the time you need. In the end, all that matters is your relationships with other people!

8/13/2020 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hang in there, from someone who retired/escaped. If all else fails, take the 3 day furlough aka THE MEDICAL! Best wishes.

8/13/2020 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’m sorry for your loss. Peace And healing to you and your family.

8/13/2020 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

much love <3 take care. look forward to having you back.

8/13/2020 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stay Safe my brothers in Blue!!!

Retired 018 dist beach warrior.

8/13/2020 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Tom Retired 1993 said...

as a retired guy I just want to say THANK YOU for your service I am so happy to be retired these days and feel sorry for everybody on CPD as they are not appreciated or they would have a contract , I was on the board many years ago when police were able to do there job and I remember The Old man Daley Say Shoot Looters and shoot to kill Rioters, but that is the old Democratic party not what u see today (THE LEFT SUCKS along wit da MAYOR,States Attorney,County Board Boss and Remove a toilet Governor. I will pray for every officer out there and I mean ALL,color and gender do not matter when wearing the BLUE, THE MAYOR SAY FU TO THE PRESIDENT Same to u mayor many times over

8/13/2020 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry for your distress. I sure hope this set of circumstances doesn't enable the CPD to identify you. You do such a good service for the city and its citizens, I'd hate to see them finally identify you after all these years. No need to actually post this -- just wanted to reach out.

8/13/2020 10:35:00 AM  
Blogger whatsupyyyy said...

Stay safe and hope you guys/gals are all OK

8/13/2020 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have the blog, your job, your family & your OWN mental health. I read the blog daily & get a lot of information from it. However, take a couple of days for YOURSELF and your family. You are no good to anyone least of all the people that only know you from the blog. Take a break you deserve it my brother, you & your families (both personal & family in blue) are in my prayers. Unfortunately there will be plenty to write about when you get back.

8/13/2020 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are prayers go out to you and your family. With cpd family in our prayers also.

8/13/2020 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are with you. Stay with it and thanks,

8/13/2020 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers for you and your family. Stay safe.

8/13/2020 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going thru SCC withdrawal and it's not good!!! Need my daily dise of reality snd REAL news! Seriously, stay safe SCC and watch your six. Talk to ya when you get back!

8/13/2020 12:10:00 PM  
Blogger sann said...

Missed you guys glad things are coming around love reading all the comments.
Be careful and please stay safe.
Sann from Baltimore

Oh light in the head Larry F U too!!

8/13/2020 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it was a hospice situation, I share your pain, and if not, I still share your grief.
My sincerest condolences, deepest sympathies and my prayers.

8/13/2020 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous David Milligan said...

Take your time and come back only when ready--you are missed

8/13/2020 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a cop but miss you terribly during these turbulent times.

8/13/2020 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My condolences SCC, you’re in my prayers. Take your time coming back, we will still be here waiting for you. Thank you for all you do.

8/13/2020 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless you & yours SCC. May you all be blessed. You and yours come first.

8/13/2020 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hurry back SCC! You sadly are our only defender and watchdog. It’s shameful that we are in our 4th year without a contract! Everyone needs to really let that soak in. 4th YEAR! The politicians bash us and hate us but then call on us to fix all their self inflicted problems. 4th YEAR! And what the hell is our new FOP President doing? Why is he wasting more time. Does he think Lightfoot is suddenly going to like us or be reasonable? Let’s go!

8/13/2020 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just in case you want to post about this. At least some people have some sense.

8/13/2020 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take as long as you need. And you stay safe too.

8/13/2020 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Police matter-to those that matter.

(Looking forward to your return SCC)

Retired, 30+

8/13/2020 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a cop, but my condolences.

8/13/2020 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FU, Groot!

8/13/2020 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous 2020 MURDERS BY DISTRICT said...

2020 MURDERS BY DISTRICT (through Sunday, August 9th)

NOTE: The 11th District also leads all 22 districts in TOTAL VIOLENT CRIMES (1,072), MURDER (62), SEXUAL ASSAULT/RAPE (69), ROBBERY (481), AGGRAVATED BATTERY (460), SHOOTING INCIDENTS (253), MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT (374) and TOTAL PART I INDEX CRIMES (1,936).

Each "x" equals on Murder.

011: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (62)

006: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (50)

007: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (46)

010: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (40)

004: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (35)

015: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (29)

005: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (28)

003: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (27)
008: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (27)

009: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (21)

002: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (17)

012: xxxxxxxxxxxxx (13)
025: xxxxxxxxxxxxx (13)

014: xxxxxxxxxx (10)

018: xxxxxxxx (8)
022: xxxxxxxx (8)

016: xxxxxx (6)
024: xxxxxx (6)

001: xxxxx (5)
020: xxxxx (5)

017: xxxx (4)

019: x (1)

SOURCE: Chicago Police Department Compstat

8/13/2020 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope all is well with you and hope to be reading the blog soon. God bless.

8/13/2020 04:12:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

we do miss you. there was a accident on eastbound 80-94 Monday , from a police chase , would like know what happened , from somebody who drives to Chicago everyday

8/13/2020 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Condolences & good luck

8/13/2020 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No apologies needed. Take care of you & yours. We miss your daily blogging but we can wait.

8/13/2020 04:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take care of yourself and family first. Sorry for your loss. This is only a job. After you retire you will realize that life goes on after the shit show.

8/13/2020 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sincere condolences for your loss.

8/13/2020 05:08:00 PM  
Blogger Civilian CPD Devotee said...

Hey, SCC!!! We civilians miss you more than you know!!! We love you and want you back!!!

8/13/2020 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Not a police officer just a true supporter of the guys and girls in blue. I hope you find your way back soon. You are missed

8/13/2020 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ex Chicago Gal You are in our thoughts

8/13/2020 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My condolences for your loss, And I look forward to your return. Being retired my day is not the same without the Blog. Stay safe.

8/13/2020 06:26:00 PM  
Blogger Dad29 said...

My sympathy on your loss. Best wishes for a safe return!

8/13/2020 06:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for all you do. God bless you and your family

8/13/2020 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless you, guys. Hope you're OK through all of this.

8/13/2020 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever is happening, you have our prayers and best wishes. Miss you .

8/13/2020 08:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like the song says, “you don’t know what you got till it’s gone!” Miss you guys, enjoy a well deserved rest.

8/13/2020 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know what happened but I hope you and your Family are ok. You are constant support for everyone and thank you for this. This blog is important for many. LEOs and not LEOs. Take care of yourself and yours. And remember we are here for you, too.

8/13/2020 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a LEO but i do appreciate the content you provide. Thank you for your service as a LEO and stay safe out there. The Silent Majority Support's the BLUE..


8/13/2020 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts for you and your loss.

I'm new to your blog. Love it.

Low IQ lori is despicable. Why do you call her "Groot"

8/13/2020 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No need for the apology Mr/Mrs. SCC, hang in there. And thanks again for everything you do.

8/13/2020 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahahahahaha F. U. Groot

8/13/2020 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Family first, bro. Hope whatever it is works out.

8/13/2020 11:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Miss you guys. Stay safe and Rock On!!

8/13/2020 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are in my prayers. Grateful for all your insight and perspectives that we may not have thought of. Thank you most of all for looking out for the beat copper. They are our true heroes!

8/13/2020 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No apologies necessary. #1 and family take priority, especially now.
We can patiently await the truth that we know you will inevitably pass along.

8/14/2020 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No apologies necessary. #1 and family take priority, especially now.
We can patiently await the truth that we know you will inevitably pass along.

8/14/2020 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May G-d guide you through troubles.

Thank you for all you do.

8/14/2020 03:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry for whatever you're going through SCC. You're in our thoughts.

8/14/2020 05:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No worries, SCC.

Thanks for all the hard work you put in.

You have more readers than the major papers do.

8/14/2020 05:46:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

You are always in my thoughts...not as the Bandit, but as a guy who has enjoyed this blog from the get go. You will get through this.

8/14/2020 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You take care of you and yours right now, SCC. I am sorry for the loss you have suffered, and hope that time eases that hole in your heart.

8/14/2020 07:47:00 AM  
Blogger Ljgaytan said...

Sorry for your loss.

8/14/2020 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss.

8/14/2020 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shot clock sez 473 murdered and over 2470 shot. Nice job Larry. Now tell us another story about how bad the Wuhan Red Death is and its all our fault.

8/14/2020 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless You SCC. God Bless CPD.

8/14/2020 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God watch over you and your

From a former Parole Officer who worked the south and west sides, on many occasions with CPD.

8/15/2020 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’m a cop in Colorado, and my daughter and son-in-law live in downtown Chicago. I am thankful that you and others in the CPD are trying to do the right thing and call out dishonesty and corruption when you see it. Keep fighting the “good fight”, and I will pray a novena to St. Michael the Archangel for you and your CPD brothers and sisters.

8/15/2020 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a Cop here...

Been reading The Blog for 10 years now never miss a day. It’s the best written most true news source in the city.
SCC is a part of my daily routine.

Know that everyone at OEMC/Fire are avid readers, too.

8/15/2020 03:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Jim Germany said...

God Bless you SCC, your courage to speak the truth in The middle of all the corruption and crime in the city and still work to try to make it better is amazing. Born in the city 70 yrs ago and have watched the downfall from NC for 39 yrs, it still breaks my heart. Thank God for you and your fellow officers, the city officials dont deserve any of you.

8/15/2020 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My condolences on your loss.

Retired Ol Sixgun Sarge

8/15/2020 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a civilian and I really appreciate the peek behind the curtain, I just wish Houston P.D. had someone hosting a similar site. -Bob in Houston.

8/17/2020 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am a security officer in aurora 1991 92 worked on the west side/lake front/gold coast and mercy hospital. Nothing but respect for the job you guys do with with the people you end up dealing with.

8/17/2020 10:48:00 PM  

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