Saturday, October 20, 2018

Thanks Jeff

It's nice to hear this from someone in government, seeing as how the assholes in charge here won't point it out:
  • In a speech Friday to a friendly law enforcement audience in Chicago, Attorney General Jeff Sessions called a proposed consent decree that would reform the Chicago Police Department an “insult,’’ saying, “Chicago police are not the problem.’’

    Sessions’ remarks came before a crowd of about 40 business and law enforcement representatives, including U.S. Attorney John Lausch, at an event sponsored by the Chicago Crime Commission.

    [...]

    Sessions bemoaned the city’s spike in violence in 2016, blaming “the ACLU effect,” a reference to the city’s agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois that required police to more thoroughly document street stops.

    “If you let ACLU set police policy, crime will go up,’’ he said.
And Sessions points out what every cop in town already knows:
  • Though he didn’t specifically refer to controversial “stop-and-frisk’’ policies backed by his boss, President Donald Trump, Sessions said that if police “don’t stop,’’ they “don’t find’’ illegal guns and fugitives.

    He called the ACLU agreement a “colossal’’ mistake that reduced public safety and placed “minorities, particularly at risk.’’
Interesting times ahead, no matter how it plays out.

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And the Final Tally is....

  • A Labor Day protest march may have failed to reach the Kennedy Expressway near O’Hare International Airport, but it did reach into taxpayers’ pockets for tens of thousands of dollars.

    Police agencies assigned to the march spent at least $152,871.52 on their efforts, according to information obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times under the Freedom of Information Act.

    Add to that the cost of an August march that shut down a northern stretch of Lake Shore Drive, and the total tally hits $214,662.82.

    Illinois State Police wouldn’t say how many officers it allocated for the Labor Day protest; they did, however, provide the total personnel cost, including benefits: $119,391.90. The Chicago Police Department, sent 48 officers, which cost taxpayers $27,526.33. The site, on the Park Ridge/Rosemont border, also was staffed by 24 Park Ridge opolice officers ($5,528.22) and two officers from Rosemont ($425.07).
Time to file that lien and recover what money is available.

Don't forget this march:
  • For a much-larger march that shut down a portion of the northbound Dan Ryan Expressway — during which included Supt. Eddie Johnson walked arm-in-arm with Father Micheal Pfleger — the state police cost was about $198,000. The total estimated cost to taxpayers for that march was over $300,000.
You can bill Special Ed for his portion since he was there breaking the law along with pfather what's-his-name.

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Ruiz Park

Friday dedication:
  • On Friday morning, a boy bolted up a lime green slide in a small park tucked away on a corner of the Southwest Side. Two others pumped their legs back and forth on swings, flying up into the air and holding on as tight as all the yellow-spotted leaves still clinging to their branches. A young girl smiled and ran past a newly minted sign: Irma C. Ruiz Park.

    Thirty years ago, Ruiz, a Chicago police officer who “took care of everyone,” became one of the first female officers to be killed in the line of duty when a gunman entered a Near West Side school and shot at Ruiz, instantly ending the life of the beloved wife, mother of four and police partner.

    A Chicago park in the Archer Heights neighborhood was officially renamed in her honor on Friday. More than a hundred friends, family, fellow officers — even the horse named after Ruiz — gathered for the dedication. And before and after the ceremony, Ruiz’s grandchildren played in her park.
RIP

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Car as a Weapon Again?

When actual punishment is scarce, what's to stop this from occurring more often?
  • Two people were injured Thursday, including an Oak Forest Police officer, following a carjacking in which the injured officer fired his gun at the fleeing vehicle, police said. The carjacker, described as a male in his late teens or early 20s, was at large as of late Thursday, Oak Forest Police said.

    Shortly before noon, Oak Forest Police were advised of an aggravated carjacking involving a gun that had taken place in Orland Park. Oak Forest officers saw a vehicle matching the description traveling at a very high rate of speed east on 159th, and the vehicle attempted to turn north onto Cicero Avenue, where it hit a construction worker, police said.

    The driver got out of the vehicle and fled on foot east on 159th, with Oak Forest officers in pursuit, police said. The man carjacked a second vehicle, and as officers tried to apprehend him, he ran over one of the officers with the vehicle, who fired his weapon toward the stolen white Mazda, police said.
Great description once again by the Tribune - watch out for the "males." They're dangerous as Hell.

Best wishes to the injured officer for a speedy recovery, not only from his injuries, but of his badge, which (as you may have guessed) he was stripped of by Speci8al Ed for not getting out of the way and firing at a moving vehicle.

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Dumb Idea Pays Dividends

  • It’s hard to gripe with the general idea behind the Chicago Community Bond Fund (CCBF). The organization raises money to post bond for people who cannot afford to post their own while awaiting trial.

    But there seems to be a problem.

    One man who was freed by the fund while awaiting trial for attempted murder in North Center went on to be arrested four times in three months for battering and threatening people in Boystown. Despite being arrested repeatedly while on bond and even being ordered to serve two jail sentences for those crimes, his bond was never revoked.

    And a transgender woman accused of robbing a man in Boystown in 2017 was freed by the fund in May 2017. Since then, she has repeatedly skipped court dates and she has been arrested three times. The bond fund was twice ordered to forfeit the $50,000 it risked on the woman’s freedom, only to have the money given back after filing motions with the court. Most recently, a litany of social service agencies virtually begged the court to let the woman go free on bond again. The judge agreed. And the woman is now AWOL. Again.
Hop over and read the whole article. The writers over at Crime In Boystown are about the only actual journalists in Chicago any more.

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Ghetto Uber Strikes Again

  • Five teenagers are in custody after the carjacking of an off-duty police officer in the city's Edgewater Beach neighborhood. Police said the officer, a 47-year-old woman, was approached by a group of offenders after parking her Lexus SUV in the 5800 block of North Winthrop around midnight Thursday.

    One of the offenders pointed a gun at the officer and demanded her vehicle, then took the keys out of her hand, got into the SUV and drove away.

    Police spotted the vehicle on the Southeast Side and pursued it. The offenders were captured after hitting a dead-end at 55th and South Shore. The suspects include a 16-year-old, a 19-year-old and three 18-year-olds. Police recovered a weapon from inside the stolen Lexus.

    Charges are pending.
Outnumbered five-to-one and at gunpoint, the smart move is to lose the car, not your life. Good job capturing everyone later.

Don't hold your breath on extensive charges, though. Carjacking is just a "rite of passage" in the "community" and we'll bet no one 'fessed up to the gun, so Foxxx won't be charging anyone with that.

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Interesting Concept

  • A day after 11 people were shot, including three fatally, Baltimore officials condemned the city’s drug trade and announced plans to get more police officers on the streets.

    About 230 Baltimore Police Department officers assigned to administrative duties will leave their offices for patrol work as the department seeks to combat a spike in violence across the city.

    Interim Commissioner Gary Tuggle temporarily shut down administrative operations at police headquarters and in every district, he said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon. Those officers have been reassigned to the streets, bringing the number of officers patrolling the city to about 650, he said.
Wow! Eleven people get shot and administrative "operations" get shut down. What's the number of house mouses that get sent back to the street when Chicago has a weekend where 70 people get shot?

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

A Special Arrogance

The last time we heard a yarn this unbelievable, we were on a whaling ship out of Nantucket:
  • Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said she believes a county SUV used “nearly exclusively” by her security chief and found abandoned in the early morning hours after the 2016 election with campaign materials in the back was stolen, even though officials never reported it to police.

    Preckwinkle also said she has not investigated the incident and declined to comment on whether she has asked her security chief whether he placed the political materials in the vehicle, saying she won’t discuss “personnel matters.”

    Instead reiterated her spokeswoman’s statements from earlier in the week that she does not allow county vehicles to be used for “the dissemination of campaign materials” but doesn’t know who placed the materials in the vehicle.

    “My conviction is that it was stolen,” Preckwinkle, a candidate for mayor of Chicago, said of the vehicle. “That’s as far as I intend to comment on it.”
Gee, a stolen county "security" vehicle loaded with campaign literature, in violation of all sorts of Ethics Rules. It's extra funny that she says, "My conviction...." seeing as how anyone charged by her pet Foxxx wouldn't be convicted of anything in Cook County.

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Nice Campaign JB

Is this being planned by Rauner? Because it's hard to believe Pritzker could be this dumb:
  • Three weeks before Election Day, staffers who have worked for J.B. Pritzker’s campaign have filed a federal lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in their months on the job, accusations the Democratic governor candidate quickly called “just not true.”

    The lawsuit comes in the final stretch of an increasingly bitter campaign between Pritzker and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner that has seen both sides break spending records and accuse one another of criminal activity.

    The lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges that African-American and Latino campaign staffers “are herded into race-specific positions where they are expected to interact with the public, offered no meaningful chance for advancement, and receive less favorable treatment than their white counterparts.” Of the 10 campaign staffers named as plaintiffs in the suit, nine are black and one is a Latina.
Next thing you know, there's going to be audio of wiretaps released between Pritzker and Blago discussing the sale of a Senate seat and using some....racially charged language perhaps?

So Pritzker takes union money while undercutting unions, uses racist language, promises to double the state income tax.....and he's actually expected to win?

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Sigh

  • An on-duty Chicago police sergeant was charged with drunk driving Wednesday morning after failing a random drug and alcohol test at the police department’s headquarters on the South Side.
.139 .... at 0400 hours. That takes some doing.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Elect JB - Double your Taxes

This one isn't getting any play in the mainstream media, just the policy wonk sites:
  • Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker has promised a number of new spending programs as well as closing Illinois’ current structural deficit. To finance these promises, Pritzker has proposed a progressive income tax hike.

    But how much would these promises cost? And how high would taxes need to be to finance them?

    Reasonable estimates show the cost of Pritzker’s spending promises demand an income tax hike of $13 billion to $18 billion. This would require approximately doubling the state’s personal income tax to 9.95 percent on the high end and 8.51 percent on the low end from the current 4.95 percent income tax rate.

    That means within the existing flat income tax structure, which would remain in place until at least 2020, the typical family in Illinois making just over $79,000 would pay an additional $2,500 to $3,500 in income taxes in order to finance Pritzker’s spending promises.
Anyone here expecting the FOP to hit one out of the park and get us a raise big enough so that we can continue to tread water in this sinking ship? We don't.

And the sad part is, people will still vote for this double-talking asshole.

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No Shootings!

No, not here. Chicago can't seem to go twelve hours without someone getting ventilated:
  • The last time New York City experienced a weekend without a shooting, Ruth Bader Ginsberg had just been named to the Supreme Court, "Jurassic Park" was thrilling audiences and the world wide web made its debut.

    And then this weekend happened.

    New York City officials announced no one had been shot in all five boroughs Oct. 12-14 — the first weekend free of shootings since at least 1993, the New York Post reported.
It could be that New York just hasn't found a body with holes in it yet, but maybe a city of 8.5 million souls suddenly started getting along, opening doors for each other, saying please, thank you and pardon me.

Maybe we shouldn't be surprised - no doubt Tokyo has gone months without shootings, so why not New York?

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COPA Headhunting

Looking for anything even remotely questionable to hang some scalps on their wall - something we predicted a long time ago - to promote themselves as "independent" and "tough on cops:"
  • Video released Tuesday shows an off-duty Chicago police sergeant opening fire from his vehicle and wounding an apparently unarmed man as he stood on a sidewalk in front of a home in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side.

    The Civilian Office of Police Accountability released police dashboard camera, home surveillance video and police reports more than a year after Ricardo “Ricky” Hayes, then 18, was shot in the arm and chest in the 11100 block of South Hermosa Avenue.
You'll notice the dates and wonder why videos were held for over 14 months instead of the now-customary 60 days. Don't expect that to be answered any time soon.

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Run Away!!!

  • The acting head of the Metropolitan Police locked himself in a car as one of his officers was murdered metres away during the Westminster attack, an inquest has heard.

    Sir Craig Mackey was commissioner of Britain’s largest force at the time of the atrocity, where Khalid Masood ran down four victims with his car and stabbed PC Keith Palmer to death.

    An inquest into Masood’s death heard that Sir Craig was being driven out of the Houses of Parliament when the attack started on 22 March 2017.
The inquest is being used as a cover-up, finding that the Police Constable was already grievously stabbed, so there was nothing that Mackey could have done to prevent the Constable from bleeding out. Why actually make the effort when there might be a cup of warm tea waiting somewhere else?

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Purse Arrest

  • Three adults have been arrested and charged in connection with the armed robbery of a Christian Dior boutique near the Magnificent Mile this week after they agreed to meet with an undercover officer to sell a stolen Dior purse for $9,000, according to police and court records. A juvenile girl has also been charged in the case, according to a police department source.
And you'll never guess what else:
  • One of the accused persons is currently on probation after he pleaded guilty in a robbery-related incident at the Magnificent Mile Saks Fifth Avenue store this summer.
Of course, they weren't charged with the original robbery since there wasn't any description available. Nice pinch though by the followup units.

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Likely Consent Decree Timeline

From an insider at County:
  • The EXACT SAME THING happened at County years ago, and this will happen to you. Mostly in this order, with very little variation.

    One: you will attract less and less talented applicants. Less and less people want to work for CPD or be the police in general. The Darren Wilson/JasonVan Dyke cases, de-policing in general since 08/09, increased micromanagement and metrics-based supervision for suburban departments and weaker organized labor all contribute. Not only that, but you have an economy that is insanely good: unemployment nationally at 3.7%? Hasn't been this good in decades and more better-paying jobs are to be found elsewhere- with stock options and bonuses.

    Two: with low-talent applicants, you will hire low-talent people. Which means over the long-term, low-talent officers will be promoted to low-talent so-called-Sergeants.

    Three: increase in cameras. There will be more cameras that you know what to do with. In locker rooms, in break rooms, put up in blind spots in the station, in lockups, everywhere. You'll have body cameras for every officer in the department. You'll have dash-mounted cameras inside the squad car aimed at the officers inside. You'll have cameras mounted in the cage in the vehicle. The camera systems will be Ultra-High Def 4K shit, with great zoom lenses, and audio capability. They will be able to be real-time streamed. These cameras will be able to be accessed by command staff ay any time, any where. Directors in CCSO can access this shit from their houses, from their iPads. And they do. They will watch the cameras from home, call into the jail and ask Chiefs, Superintendents, Lieutenants and whoever they want, why officers are doing certain things. This happens daily to us and it will happen daily to you.

    Four: increase in civilian directors and oversight. You'll have civilians who are not the police, being put in charge of units, groups and teams. These people are not your friends.

    Five: New units for Use of Force Review, Video Monitoring, Internal Affairs, etc... You'll have re-organized units, re-structured units, new units and the like. Lots of juice babies will be placed in this units. The administration will fight you tooth and nail and a lot of the people in these units will not investigate Use of Force incidents correctly.

    Six: A hell of a lot of discipline. They'll rewrite the entire General Orders of CPD. They'll fight the FOP on everything, hire a lot more lawyers and they will push for the maximum amount of discipline possible for a lot more officers. They will make examples. They will suspend without pay. They will push to fire more officers, by a factor of 5 at least from that the current level is. There is no mistaking it, people will absolutely lose their jobs.

    Seven: The Department will drown the union with more and more lawyers and opposition and struggle during normal operations. Everything from lunches to reliefs to overtime, to uniform/appearance standards, to medical call-ins, FMLA use and the pettiest stuff imaginable. This will increase the workload on the stewards in the districts and units and also the union office, making the office do more and more work. It will make you choose your battles more and it will make officers have less and less faith in the union.

    Eight: A ton of good officers will retire. They will be fired. They will stop caring. They'll become even more cynical and jaded that they are now. They'll impact the younger generation and then, they too, will become lazy and not care. More officers will transfer to suburban departments, federal agencies or choose different paths altogether. The department attrition will increase substantially, which will make officers invest less and less in their careers and themselves.

    Nine: After years of mismanagement and sinking morale, after hundreds of officers are fired and hundreds more leave, the department will change direction slightly and try to "improve" it. Special teams, special units, special work hours/shifts/days off, perks, etc., will be offered. Those Use of Force units, Internal Affairs and the administration will realize what has happened and try and fix it. This will happen slowly at first and then pick up speed. This is the phase the county is in now- especially at the jail. But the damage will be done.

    If you think this is bogus, ask officers who left the jail to come to CPD. County loses between 4-8 per month going to CPD. Talk to them in the districts. Everything I mentioned will happen, or has already started.
Anyone know an LAPD guy who can compare this to their Consent Decree? Or anywhere else that has been saddled with this disaster?

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Nice Double Standard JB

  • Billionaire Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker has portrayed himself as a champion of working families and received substantial support from organized labor, but he used nonunion workers to remodel his Gold Coast mansion.

    Nonunion labor from three trades was hired to work on the yearslong, $25 million renovation of Pritzker’s 20,000-square-foot residence, according to a June 2007 email filed as part of a court dispute that arose between Pritzker and the general contractor.

    “A note of caution,” wrote construction consultant Douglas Kaulas to Pritzker’s brother-in-law Thomas Muenster, who oversaw the renovation. “Now that the front yard is screened off and scaffold is going up, the jobsite has a much higher visibility. We’re perfectly legal with our permits, but we do have a non-union mason, demo contractor and roofer working. We are a little concerned that the union (business agents) may come to visit.”

    For Democrats, the support of organized labor is key and using union workers can be a litmus test. Pritzker now joins the list of Illinois Democrats who championed labor on the public stage but employed nonunion workers when it came to their personal lives.
Reason #1,254 why you can't trust democrats - taking your money with one hand, mouthing the right platitudes, then stabbing you in the back.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Policing - 2018 Style

Amazing what the job has become in just a few short years:
  • Can anyone shed any light on the [r]umor that a handful of our newest finest, had an offender that they were trying to place in custody and the offender fled to the police car and tried to drive off. He didn't have keys to drive the vehicle off so he locked himself in and when he tried to exit the vehicle to either fight with these new police officers they locked the door and wouldn't let him out. They then called a field Sgt. to assist and the Sgt. had to show them [how] to take a shit head in custody. If this story is true and if it in fact happened the way I heard it, the dept. certainly has, Be The Change, well in hand. That policing thing, not so much.
Someone did answer the comment and claimed it happened in that haunted Indian burial ground of 025.

Then on the west side, we have e-mails about two coppers getting into an actual fight on first watch over who would get to drive the car that night. One of them had to leave a south side district a short time ago because of all the drama that he created, filing numerous complaints on other officers.

And just so you don't think it's only the new guys, when is Channel 2 supposed to do their multipart series on the SWAT scandals?

What the actual Hell is going on?

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They're Actually Serious?

This is why celebrity opinions should be discounted 90%^ of the time - it's just plain uninformed:
  • One of Larry Hoover’s loudest advocates believes the imprisoned Gangster Disciples leader would be a voice for peace in Chicago if he were freed by President Donald Trump.

    Hoover would urge gang members to “stop the killing,” according to Wallace “Gator” Bradley, a former GD.

    “Maybe what they need is the fear of God,” Bradley said Thursday. “I am not saying Larry Hoover is God, but when they took the leaders off the street, they took the street disciplinarian away.”
Wasn't Gator shot a few years back for running his mouth? And it isn't "fear of God" that would bring some semblance of order to the streets - it'd be "fear of Hoover" until such time as Hoover got lit up by one of the leaf-smoking, un-parented, no-future assholes that roam his former territory.

Gator wants a return to the old days when he used to wield some sort of power among gangs. In today's fractured landscape, the only way that is happening is via murder and intimidation. The fact that the media (via Frank Main) is giving this moron a voice and letting him agitate for Hoover's release speaks poorly as to their grasp of what the reality of those days was like.

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"Re-Education Camp"

That "implicit bias" crap the department is forcing on everyone? It's bullshit:
  • I had the pleasure, a few weeks ago, of attending a seminar at Ryerson University as a specially invited guest to hear University of Toronto psychology professor Jordan Peterson address a colleague’s students on freedom of speech and gender issues that have made him a household name in Canada.

    I was of course already familiar with much of Peterson’s material from his videos, which didn’t diminish by an iota my sense of privilege in experiencing the force of live presentation. But my ears perked up at something new in his remarks: an allusion to the “Implicit Association Test” (IAT). According to Peterson, the IAT, a pseudo-scientific diagnostic test to measure an individual’s personal biases, has been introduced into the CBC as a tool for identifying and measuring unconscious biases among its senior executives, in all likelihood with the objective of weeding them out through training.

    By coincidence, I had just read a lengthy, detailed and quite damning indictment of the IAT by scrupulously thorough investigative reporter Jesse Singal of New York Magazine’s Science of Us. I hope the honchos at the CBC will read it as well.
  • Given all this excitement, it might feel safe to assume that the IAT really does measure people’s propensity to commit real-world acts of implicit bias against marginalized groups, and that it does so in a dependable, clearly understood way. After all, the test is hosted by Harvard, endorsed and frequently written about by some of the top social psychologists and science journalists in the country, and is currently seen by many as the most sophisticated way to talk about the complicated, fraught subject of race in America.

    Unfortunately, none of that is true. A pile of scholarly work, some of it published in top psychology journals and most of it ignored by the media, suggests that the IAT falls far short of the quality-control standards normally expected of psychological instruments. The IAT, this research suggests, is a noisy, unreliable measure that correlates far too weakly with any real-world outcomes to be used to predict individuals’ behavior — even the test’s creators have now admitted as such.
So here comes the politicians and CPD brass, allowing this pseudo-training to take place, based on the dubious claims that cops are all so racist and unaware of "implicit" racism that we have to be "re-educated" via this and the Consent Decree and who knows what other bullshit they'll come up with.

You can bet this will be coming up in future lawsuits, all to beat up the police and fleece taxpayers.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Deadline Extended Again

Once again, there will be an entry exam to join the Chicago Police Department.

And once again, the application deadline has been extended because not nearly enough people are signing up to make it economically feasible to have a test. It's almost as if there is some reluctance to the idea of becoming the police.

We wonder what it could be.

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GoFundMe Link

There have been a few links popping up in the comment sections about creating a GoFundMe effort for the VanDayke family. This is the most cited one.

CBS has linked to it, so it is most likely legit - but CBS is linking to it so others like Jamal what's-his-ass can protest it and attempt to shut it down, thereby punishing a family that is already being punished enough and who had exactly zero to do with any department or court proceedings.

FOP is probably the best place to get information on fundraising, either electronically or via the Credit Union.

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

You're Doing it Wrong

When you're turning your life around, it's not supposed to go like this:
  • A man shot four-years ago by Chicago police has been injured again in another police shooting.

    Alonzo Smith, 31, was critically wounded Wednesday in a shootout with Milwaukee police. Authorities say officers were responding to reports of shots fired, when they say Smith shot at them. Officers fired back, critically wounding him.

    Several guns and a knife were reportedly found after the shooting.

    Smith has been diagnosed with schizophrenia.

    He reached a $180,000 settlement with Chicago after the shooting in 2014.
Any chance we can get that $180,000 back?

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Bias Survey Canceled

Remember that survey we asked about a couple of days ago? FOP stopped it:
  • Apparently, the Chicago Police Department has partnered with the Anti-Defamation League for a training class that will be presented to all Chicago Police Officers. This training class will address implicit bias. Initially, in order to participate in this class, Police Officers were required to complete a survey prior to attending the class.

    Several members contacted the Lodge inquiring whether they had an obligation to complete the survey. Initially, the Lodge did not have a response as the Department failed to advise us of the existence of both the survey and the training itself.

    The Lodge made inquiries to the Department asking what agency compiled the surveys, what agency was going to use the data from the surveys, would the data be saved or destroyed, and who or what agency would have access to the survey data.

    While the Lodge is certainly in favor of any training that will enhance our members' policing skills, we are more interested in ensuring that our members rights are protected. We advised the Department of our objections to this survey: There was not any guarantee that your answers would be kept private, there was not any guarantee that your answers would not have a negative personal impact, and there was not any guarantee that your answers would not have a negative impact on either the Department or Lodge as a whole.

    The Department took note of our inquiries and objections and has removed the survey.
We can hardly wait to see what liberal bullshit the Department has decided to foist on everyone, and what lib-tard is getting piles of money for this crap.

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Fifteen ET's Made

So the Department made fifteen Evidence Techs this week.

Word is that nine of them have already landed inside spots where they'll never have to process a crime scene.

Congratulations to those that will help alleviate the two and three hour waits at shooting scenes.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

The New Normal

  • Three people were carjacked over 40 minutes in Lakeview and Lincoln Park late Wednesday and early Thursday -- and two of the stolen cars were later found in the same South Side police district, one parked and the other crashed, according to Chicago police.

    Those carjacked included a food delivery driver robbed at gunpoint and two women, police said.
  • Chicago police issued a community alert Wednesday saying there have been six carjackings or robberies on the North Side. This comes on a day that the police superintendent and mayor announced that there will be more technology on the streets to track stolen vehicles.

    License plate readers on squad cars can scan up to 1,000 plates per minute, picking up whether a car is stolen. Two hundred more patrol cars will be outfitted with them, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday.
This explains why they called for a bunch of plate readers to be pulled off the streets for a photo-op yesterday.

We can't quite figure out how this matters though - we aren't allowed to chase for property crimes, and that is all that carjacking is under the current regime, even when it's done with a gun.

Don't get trick-bagged.

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Silly Rapper

We've never been a fan of Kanye West's music, nor his family, nor his juvenile take on complicated issues. He seems to be a canny businessman who understands his audience though.

We have been amused to see the left's need to destroy him now that he has escaped the thought-police and seems to be thinking for himself for once, no matter how disordered those thought may be. It's difficult to break those habits of allowing others to think for you.

But his rambling defense of Larry Hoover is a nonstarter here. Hoover was nothing but a merchant of drugs, destruction and death during his reign of terror. The only reason we'd want to see Hoover walking around outside of prison walls would be to see how long it would take for his past to catch up to him and get killed, except some innocent person might end up getting shot along with Hoover.

He wouldn't last two weeks on the outside.

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Non-Library Advances

  • The City Council’s Committee on Housing and Real Estate Thursday unanimously approved an ordinance for the Obama Foundation to pay $10 for a 99-year agreement for the Obama Presidential Center, moving the foundation one step closer to being able to break ground on the project.

    Before the vote, Ald. Raymond Lopez, (15th) and Ald. Deborah Mell, (33rd) pressed Obama Foundation members on the ongoing concerns that the center would displace longtime residents and that it would not be a presidential library.
But they still voted for it anyway. Real spines of steel among these alderassholes.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hoax?

Got this via e-mail this past afternoon:


Anyone know if the FOP knows about a job survey? And does anyone have any actual proof of this "implicit bias"?

Or is this just another of those "It's true because we say it is" moments?

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Strange Bedfellows

So this was early last week:


Any questions?

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Sounds Familiar....

  • At the risk of being repetitive, we return once again to the Los Angeles Times, whose writers and editors seem to leap at any opportunity to present police officers in an unfavorable light. They are so eager to do so, in fact, that they are willing to omit relevant facts from their stories to achieve the purpose.

    The latest example came on Oct. 4, when Times writers Joel Rubin and Ben Poston (with help from staff writers Ryan Menezes and Ruben Vives) wrote more than 3,500 words on what they and their editors believe is a serious problem within the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, to wit, too many Latinos being stopped and searched for drugs on a 40-mile stretch of Interstate 5, known in Southern California as the Grapevine.

    “The team of Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies cruises the 5 Freeway,” the story begins, “stopping motorists on the Grapevine in search of cars carrying drugs. They’ve worked the mountain pass in Southern California since 2012 and boast a large haul: more than a ton of methamphetamine, 2 tons of marijuana, 600 pounds of cocaine, millions of dollars in suspected drug money and more than 1,000 arrests.”

    Up to this point the reader might be saying: “That’s a lot of arrests and a lot of drugs. Sounds like good police work.”

    But this is the Los Angeles Times, remember, where any law enforcement accomplishment must be viewed with the suspicion that the police did something improper to achieve it. And so comes the ominous kicker: “But behind those impressive numbers are some troubling ones.”
Gee, like accusing Chicago officers of being "racist" because they patrol areas that are 90-to-95% black? That cops are stopping too many black and brown people because only 95% of the shootings and murders are committed by black and brown suspects?

Officers go to where the crime is, oftentimes to the detriment of "quiet" neighborhoods who then suffer when criminals go to where the police aren't.

Go read it all.

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