Wednesday, March 15, 2017

So Which is It?

Two articles in the Tribune (sorry about the paywall). First, something we covered a while back, that no one seems to get fired from the Academy:
  • Standing before nearly 100 newly hired Chicago police recruits on their first day at the academy, Cmdr. Daniel Godsel issued a stern warning about the next six months of training.

    "It's going to be very difficult, physically and mentally," he told the recruits last month. "You're going to find conditions at the academy strict and demanding. We're gonna hold each of you to the very highest of standards, and we
    will not tolerate anything short of excellence."

    Yet the Police Department's own numbers show that the recruits have little reason to worry about washing out.

    In fact, all but a relative handful of trainees graduate from the academy and become cops, raising concerns about how rigorous and selective the department is in inducting new officers.
The trouble wasn't all the Department - the trouble was the City's "Human Rights" board who forced the Department to take all comers, regardless of whether or not they could pass the Academy...or the background checks. The most infamous was the kid who couldn't pass the firearms course unless you put two targets down range so he could aim at the second target to hit the one in his lane. We figure that one is only a matter of time until the City pays out an 8-figure settlement.

The second article completely contradicts the point just made by the first article:
  • Chicago police rarely weed out recruits, but even a trainee booted from the academy can still wind up on the force.

    Officer Peter Palka was fired from the department while undergoing training in 2007 after academy staff said he'd been unprepared, dishonest and a poor marksmen who repeatedly failed the shooting test, city records show.

    However, after nearly a decade of persistence and legal action, he returned to the academy in 2016 after a favorable ruling by a Cook County judge, according to court and city records. He's now assigned to a Near North Side police district.
So now a judge, who can't be sued, has placed someone who failed back into the Academy.

Maybe, just maybe, it isn't the Department itself that is broken - it's still full of honorable men and women striving to do right by the citizenry - but the system it answers to that is so fucked up beyond repair.

And how does all of this mesh with what Rahm and the aldercreatures want with lowering the standards? This should be amusing to see the politicians dance around.

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147 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

May be if the City did not force recruit to quit their first job while in the academy people could actually have a job if they failed the academy.

What other gig has 18 month probation?
alderamn?
fireman?
doctors?
uber drivers?

3/15/2017 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lower standards = garbage in, garbage out. Plain and simple.

3/15/2017 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is all part of the liberal/progressive agenda to demoralize society and destroy the nation as we know it. Bit by Bit.

3/15/2017 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judges, it's been judges fault all the time. All their fault.

3/15/2017 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

None of this will matter because Chicago is quickly becoming Detroit. It is coming a lot faster than I would have thought. The tax base is leaving town and only those taking tax dollars will be left. Criminal Thugs rule the streets of the Ghetto and will soon control all of Chicago. So the quality of police recruits won't matter.

3/15/2017 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This issue was brought up to Ed during that copper meeting back in January!! He couldn't even respond to the question and acted as if the standards have never been lowered at the academy. If you want this dept fixed you start at the academy

3/15/2017 12:37:00 AM  
Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...

Talked to more than a few HR and Academy friends the last couple days. They all mentioned that 50% of the slugs taking the Power Test this past weekend failed.

3/15/2017 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why burden the recruits with that shit? The brass doesnt even follow protocol. Fuck rahm as always that little dancing bitch

3/15/2017 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have all realized that the Academy has its shortfalls - a shoddy facility despite being constructed in the mid 70's (AKA Mildew U.), clout baby instructors who didn't care about anything as long as they got their early duck, and a constant turnover of Directors/staff. Even more annoying is the lack of credible In Service Training or even simple CPR re qualification. Is the paragon of journalism, the self proclaimed World's Greatest Newspaper, running this series with the goal of improving training or merely throwing mud at the well intentioned recruits in order to further the #blm mindset? Editor Bruce Dold periodically appears on WTTW's Chicago Tonight Week in Review and consistently fires salvos at the CPD and law enforcement in general. City Hall's leaks and press releases are usually published verbatim without any verification. i keep getting pestered for an electronic subscription which is quickly deleted without opening the contents.

Retired .38 spl +P

3/15/2017 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic Sec but please address. This fop email blast about an avenue to ask candidates fo prez questions at lodge on wed at 1800 was never discussed with both candidates. I will let u figure out who came up with this !! I call bs and an attempt to fill a room with pro Him people and make other guy look bad especially since it's being streamed. I recall it was in this site in 2014 that a fella was asked to debate and would not do so. Oh how times have changed. Or is it just true colors coming out when one realizes he is prez for a short while longer only!! Please post !!!

3/15/2017 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city will pay for re-hiring that guy back. Unfortunately he's not the only liability that shouldn't be on the job. Another one to make us all look bad.

3/15/2017 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And let us not forget the bible thumping girl who failed ALL THREE cycles yet still made it off probation. Oh btw, she's now an fto in 011! How long until she gets a ppo killed because of her stupidity? Yeah real strict standards we have here! And the worst part of it all is they go and interview lodding aka howard the coward who's motto was everybody passes! 29 and a day can't come fast enough!

3/15/2017 01:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the ppo with tourettes that got hired, made it through the academy and passed all his cycles? How will he safely work the streets? He will be a boss one day!!

3/15/2017 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kind of like that class of firemen from last year. Couldn't pass the tests 10+ years ago, so just sue and say it's racist. Then get all that seniority before you even hit a house.

3/15/2017 02:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's funny Some one with a year on the street has 10 years of seniority

3/15/2017 04:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CPD has no standards! The only dumbass way you can get fired is through failing a piss test or executing an unarmed asshole. Thats it!!!

3/15/2017 04:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People thought the ISR's took officers out of play for an unnecessary amount of time. How about allowing a prisoner to call his or her attorney and wait for them to show up at the station providing legal counsel? All paid for on the taxpayers' dime in a budget challenged state, county and city. Thanks judge.

3/15/2017 04:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about getting rid of the residency requirement and opening up the search for police recruit on a national level ??? Search for the best possible applicants. Invest in a modern police academy facility and improve training. Model training after California POST.

3/15/2017 05:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That moron was fired for not cutting it in the academy, but somehow managed to be the squirrel police in crook county, how he gets hired by CPD. He's got an orchard of trees and he's squeezing that juice.

3/15/2017 05:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How's did the recruit from 025 last year make out? Suffered from ms , threatened to sue. Couldn't shoot or run. But he made it through the academy.


3/15/2017 05:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He walked the halls of the academy as if he were "entitled". He actually had enough nerve to tell his homeroom instructor that he was untouchable. He walked the has as if he were some 20 year veteran, and attempted to speak to instructors as if he were one of them. He should have stayed with the CC Forest Preserve PD, his clout baby attitude and demeanor fits in better there.

3/15/2017 05:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coffee failed every power test there was in 02. Now hes in news affairs thanks to his daddy

3/15/2017 05:35:00 AM  
Anonymous DaveL said...

Make up your minds. On the one hand they want standards to be relaxed, allowing drug users, criminals, and illiterates onto the force so that it better represents high-crime communities. On the other hand, they seem to accept that lower standards leads to low-quality cops and worse outcomes. Do they not see the contradiction here, or do they just think that if they complain loudly enough, somebody will turn their sow's ear into a silk purse?

3/15/2017 05:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the 90s I trained recruits for 6 years in the academy of a large department. Every class had at least 6-8 recruits who should not have been there. Yet we were not allowed to terminate anyone; all recruits had to be given a chance on the street. Bosses always pointed to an unnamed court case that basically ruled that's what had to be done. We never were able to find the case. Very few of these unqualified recruits were ever terminated once they hit the street. The smart ones resigned when they realized they couldn't do the job.

3/15/2017 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay,we are used to shoddy journalism because university educated Medill idiots are no better than sub standard police academy graduates. I will ask the obviously question. How did Palka pass the myriad of other tests to become a PPO? The unanswered question is who is he connected too? A judge perhaps?

3/15/2017 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then you have the police officers children who take the test have all the qualifications never arrested no drug history absolutely positively the finest candidates but they are rejected due to coming from a respectable police family wonder who the cloud is for the people they have failed the Academy but yet they run the streets running and gunning talk about a liability for the citizens of Chicago for the millions of dollars in potential payouts due to the Inemt hiring standards by the people in charge who are not even qualified to deliver the daily newspapers but yet they're making decisions that affect millions of Chicagoans every day.

I guess many have said the only way to change this is to have the Attorney General Jeff sessions and president Trump fully federalize the Chicago Police Department this one immediately throw that pathetic consent decree in the garbage can where it belongs and would take the ability of the elected to control The lives of the citizens away from them and all the carnage that is directly related to their pandering to the thugs and their anti-police attitudes would be history. The Chicago Police Department could be the example that President Trump could set throughout the nation showing his pro police Law and order policies are in full swing we could then enforce federal laws which are much stricter than the pandering city county and state laws enough is enough the blood is flowing people are tired of all the carnage but until the police are allowed to do their jobs and it is put in writing that we are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States of America we have to be in self-preservation mode God please make this happen and bless the police officers throughout our city County state and country amen.

3/15/2017 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kind of like that class of firemen from last year. Couldn't pass the tests 10+ years ago, so just sue and say it's racist. Then get all that seniority before you even hit a house.

3/15/2017 02:23:00 AM
They passed the test you stupid fuck! And yeah it was racist, kinda like wanting the black cheaters & merit hacks fired but not the white ones

3/15/2017 07:14:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

At least that kid is working in a near north police district, where his chances of doing any real police work are minimal.

3/15/2017 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't you guys just hire that kid who impersonates CPD all the time? The one with the newspaper in his holster. His partner didn't even know he's not a cop, proving that the stupidity extends far beyond just greenhorns in the academy.

3/15/2017 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is it that this department can't seem to fire some of the dogasses that we have on this job, they will keep suspending someone over and over but won't fire. Take for an example , officers who get arrested twice for retail theft but somehow gets to keep her job because she has big bobs but is totally unfit for this job.

3/15/2017 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This city is all about the money, they get all this grant money for training, equipment, etc. But somehow divert it to other things. Take for exampke, how and why does Command we r Johnathan Lewin get away with stockpiling radios and PDTS instead of giving them out, and why didn't he purchase the extended warranty with the new PDTs.

3/15/2017 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember this job is given not earned. The connected people get hired helped through the academy then either given the answers to the test or promoted meritoriously. This job and this city aren't about qualified people doing the job they get paid to do. It's about connected people being taken care of and it's in all the jobs. I'm not saying there aren't some workers out there but try getting anything fixed in these city buildings. Most of these guys are union flunkies who couldn't handle their jobs in the real world. Now they got a spot and do very little for better pay. Just like the police department the fix is in, the connected get promoted. It wears you down so much that most people accept it. If you try to do something about it they take action against you. Bad work assignments bad shifts etc. There is so much money in this city between all of the banking and industry let alone property taxes on the condos that seem to be on every corner downtown these days. Some one needs to run this city properly make people accountable for their jobs and yes maybe even fire people once in a while who can't do their jobs. But hey Chicago ain't ready for reform!

3/15/2017 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simply put if the democrats who run this city continue to hire these rejects they ensure civil litigation and million dollar payouts from the taxpayers, oh and fodder for the media to stay in business...

3/15/2017 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does one pass a psych test if they don't even know what gender they are?

3/15/2017 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy claims he was kicked out because of his "polish heritage" wow, you remind me of someone from another group. Because there are no officers of polish descent on this job or anything... fucking cry baby

3/15/2017 08:19:00 AM  
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3/15/2017 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are definitely scraping the bottom of the barrel the mayor is the CEO of failed Chicago, this all the crime the examscam2016 all of it falls at his footsteps! Attended CPD academy in 1985 no bullshit you washed out that was it, we had then real police training us like Tero (RIP), Marsh and the rest they did not tolerate pansy sissy nonsense, you wanted to be "the police" they taught you, I remember during "redman" training when i was literally thrown into the wall twice got bruised up, Tero said "get up and protect yourself" learned alot with these leaders now we have clouted idiots to the extreme teaching "teachable moments!"

The streets are mean, policing is hard,tough,gritty to many of the new kids on the block grew up in the burbs and have no idea how to protect innocents and do the job. So many of the new coppers constantly bitching about everything, we have 2 younger coppers from the uber rich suburb of Winnetka where million dollar homes are the norm on the job wanting to "be the police!" How long will these kids last?

3/15/2017 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work at the academy as an Instructor. Worked the southside ghetto for 16 years before being assigned. I couldn't believe how horrendous the standards have dropped. Calloway is to blame. He does not believe in training. So i documented everything and went and spoke to the DOJ and I sent my findings to the Illinois Police Board. Refuse to just come to work and just get a check.

3/15/2017 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the guy who has one arm shorter than the other?!? Heard he couldn't even do push ups or lean and rest while in the academy! Isn't that a safety issue?!? Come on!

3/15/2017 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to the paywall. right click on the adress in the adress bar, copy then paste into "Google" hit search, read all the stories on the "Fibune" you want! Works every time on ANY paywall website!

3/15/2017 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Secret video commander at academy giving out test scores he wants them gone but clout steps in here in Chicago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKS0GVvoE9I

3/15/2017 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
It is all part of the liberal/progressive agenda to demoralize society and destroy the nation as we know it. Bit by Bit.

3/15/2017 12:22:00 AM


Ding ding ding ding, we have a winnah!

Yes, and the liberal/progressives have infiltrated the Republican Party. Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump are just bumps in the road to their agenda. They hated Reagan, and hate Trump now. There is no adversarial two Party system, it's all for show. Eventually we are going to oust them from the Republican Party, or start a new Conservative party, or lose our liberty and become their slaves.

Remember after Obamacare was forced down our throats? The republicans cried they couldn't do anything about it. Well we gave them the House, the Senate, and they voted to repeal knowing Obama would veto it. Now they have the Presidency, and in control, and they are becoming wobbly with repeal. They want to tweak it, not repeal it. The republicans don't want to give up the control the government has over the citizens. Are politicians covered by Obamacare?

3/15/2017 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HR, with pressure from city hall has sent recruits to the academy with severe learning disabilities, Turets syndrome and other issues that any other academy would reject. Recruits that had major problems with the English language, both reading and speaking. A female recruit that was emotionally unable to participate in scenarios out of fear. People keep slamming Howard lodding. At least he would agree to fire recruits. The current leader, Calloway will NOT agree to fire anyone. They have had numerous issues and wanted to submit paperwork but it was blocked by Calloway. No one fails the range. Gym standards were lowered to avoid any injuries or the mysterious "Rabdo" syndrome. This year gym standards were raised due to the persistent efforts by the current gym Sgt. City hall puts enormous pressure on the academy to produce numbers, a high passing rate. Do not blame the staff but look at management and city hall interference.

3/15/2017 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just partner up these losers with Missy in 016. She loves to get other coppers fired. Problem solved.

3/15/2017 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is true and they wonder why CPD is so out of control, starts with top management,the mayor the 50 and funnels all the way down "the fish stinks from the head down!" Then we have this criminal back again:

Immigration activist Arellano faces ICE check-in, worries about deportation

Elvira Arellano returned to the U.S. from Mexico knowing the risks. But she also knew her family was in danger and her American-born son needed to come home. Now Arellano, the twice-deported immigration activist whose year living inside a Humboldt Park church about a decade ago made her a lightning...

If her son needs to come home take him back there, she was deported twice does not get the hint illegal is illegal and with Chicago set to lose billions in federal aid thumbing their noses at federal law is not a good idea correct law and order Mayor rahm? we follow the law correct elected?

3/15/2017 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WeeZee couldn't climb 6 ft wall at academy, when instructors weren't looking , she ran around it, now there going to make her Capt,

3/15/2017 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We would fail people at the range and the higher ups would say it was the instructors fault for failing to teach. They would eventually be pushed through.

3/15/2017 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I got clout what u about"

3/15/2017 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What about the ppo with tourettes that got hired, made it through the academy and passed all his cycles? How will he safely work the streets? He will be a boss one day!!
3/15/2017 01:58:00 AM

probably,how heavy is his juice???

3/15/2017 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Lower standards = garbage in, garbage out. Plain and simple.
3/15/2017 12:12:00 AM

+1!!

3/15/2017 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are three sides to a story, 2 sides and the truth. If something is written it is not always true. Anyone who's gone through the Police Academy knows it is not easy. A Police Officer's job is years in the making. Each situation is case by case, if you are not sure of the facts don't comment. This is the United States of America defend your rights. In a court of law Peter Palka's case was heard. Leave him to do hisjob. Focus on Chicago's needs not an angle to sell a story.

3/15/2017 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TOTAL BULL $%$%^%^%^%&!!!!!!!! Peter Palka was fired by TOBIAS for not reading the firearm handbook!!! NOT BECAUSE HE COULDNT SHOOT!!! TOBIAS WAS SUED BY pALKA AND numerous polish ppo because tobias evfen verbally said to them: "you are stupid Polocks!!!! Peter was certified by cook count. worked there, then judge ordered city to rehire him because of TOBIAS!!!! Peter has attended 3 academy classes and I as well as other FTO who have worked with him have agreed that we would work with him with no notice because he is safe, smart, and dedicated!!!!!

3/15/2017 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

retired now, I was an FTO and CPD fires less than 2 percent (closer to one) of it's recruits. Some cities are almost as high as 10 percent. Most kids come on the job, and have what it takes. Some need to go. But getting them fired is a lot of bureaucratic red tape. Documentation is the key. Management and Labor affairs, personnel will be consulted. The watch Commander and the District commander need to be on board. And the help of an immediate supervisor is crucial. Now that the recruits switch watches, this is more difficult. And if the PPO has an inside china man, you can forget it. They are here to stay, and will likely be on the next promotion list.

3/15/2017 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
May be if the City did not force recruit to quit their first job while in the academy people could actually have a job if they failed the academy.

What other gig has 18 month probation?
alderamn?
fireman?
doctors?
uber drivers?

3/15/2017 12:10:00 AM
________________________________

Even if the city allowed recruits to hold onto their previous job, what successful employer is going to go without replacing an employee for an extended period of time such as 18 months? What type of employer is willing to hold onto jobs "in case" someone fails and wants to come back?

3/15/2017 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back when I was an acting FTO,5 yrs worth...I was told that the Dept. wanted US to fail them and NOT the Academy....They didn't want to be involved in any law suit. I guess that still holds true today 30 yrs later...

3/15/2017 10:15:00 AM  
Blogger Jack Trumpblood said...

Maybe they will finally let me in.

3/15/2017 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a guy who's a great shooter who cost the Department Mega Millions.

3/15/2017 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just like the show about the best chef each get eliminated until the last chef standing wins...power test physical fitness training has been eliminated...fat over weight recruits with dyed hair styles are now the norm.....

3/15/2017 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do the Clouted work at the Academy and Headquarters? Weekend's and Holidays off early ducks.

3/15/2017 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

....."You're going to find conditions at the academy strict and demanding. We're gonna hold each of you to the very highest of standards, and we
will not tolerate anything short of excellence.".....

Unless you are a merit or exempt, a phone call, revrund, gang member, chinaman, rabbi, or envelope can fix anything, even cheating on an exam!

Joe Blow, retired

3/15/2017 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Training is a joke this past year they held a Active Shooter training drill at Water Tower Place, The Swat team and CFD were there no Beat cars from 018 who would be the first in,It wouldn't matter anyway because our radios don't work in that building.

3/15/2017 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The academy is a joke now. Stevie Wonder could pass

3/15/2017 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget the guy with cerebral palsey that got cr on his fto in 25.

3/15/2017 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Straight from 35th. Huge sgt class to be called over the next few weeks. 100-125 more.

3/15/2017 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when I went to the Academy I had a job prior to that, that I had to do physical labor I went to the Academy and gained 35 pounds it was an absolute joke physically. The academic was easier.

3/15/2017 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

What about the ppo with tourettes that got hired, made it through the academy and passed all his cycles? How will he safely work the streets? He will be a boss one day!!

3/15/2017 01:58:00 AM

100% real 005th Dist CAPS Officer now.

3/15/2017 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Silly rabbit, trix are for kids!
Having their cake and eating it too is what today's so called journalists do best!

3/15/2017 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC:

DEAN o now wants a debate and is trying to sandbag cabbage patch GRAHAM!

DEAN was going to pick the date,format,venue and questions!
Dean was then going to pepper the audience with his flunkies who will ask ass hat type questions.

I will believe DEAN is straight up when he makes a bylaw change making debates mandatory for every election not just when you can't win!

It kinda scare me that the election committee is actually rigging elections while being paid by the FOP lodge. The sadder part is those 3 clown are to lazy to put any real work in!

3/15/2017 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exempt speak: company up-words, phrases, slogans and speeches spewed by exempt members as a way of influencing others to perform in a manner entirely contrary to their own best interests and thereby preserve the exempt member's position in the company. Also, see confidence game, flim-flam scheme, high school pep rally.

3/15/2017 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

FUBAR....beyond belief

3/15/2017 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am undecided in this race but I will say I think Dean needed to get out our message to the media better. That said, I'm a little concerned with this statement from Graham today:

Kevin Graham, the Blue Voice candidate for FOP president, declined to talk to WBEZ on Tuesday.

“My decision to decline an interview arises from my concerns that WBEZ has not fairly covered police issues, particularly in wrongful conviction cases and the criminal case against Commander Glenn Evans,” Graham said in a note forwarded by a spokesman.

So does this mean Graham will not speak to any mainstream media? How the hell will we get our message out? I'm confused.


3/15/2017 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did the Academy do away with The Wall? Seemed in my day that was the feat most recruits had difficulties achieving.
They could have Random Range Qualifications and Fitness Standards administered by the IL State Police.
Once you leave the Academy all is lost.
I'd bet that 85% of the current HQ & District House Mice would fail on a one chance target shoot at 7 yds.
70% probably couldn't pass a pop quiz from the State LEO Certification Exam.
I guess putting fear into the minds of the new recruits is all you can hope for to weed out the meek.
Those who make it through, eventually get a desk, admin or radio room assignment.

3/15/2017 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was cool seeing the newly sworn in PPO posing for photos with his gangbanging buddy at his graduation today! The banger had his red hat swung to the left while is PPO pal was in full class A uniform. Red and to the left are BPS, right? Background investigator must have missed that one...... So much for the "extreme vetting"..... hopefully their relationship won't cost the taxpayers millions or some citizen some blood. CPD IN DA HIZZIE

3/15/2017 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Department of Justice takeover of the CPD under this new Administration is what needs to happen. Time to clean house, improve training and equipment/facilities. Policies and Procedures should fall in line with State and Federal guidelines. The only way to save this Department is to take away the crooked and biased Politicians control over it.

3/15/2017 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This issue was brought up to Ed during that copper meeting back in January!! He couldn't even respond to the question and acted as if the standards have never been lowered at the academy. If you want this dept fixed you start at the academy

3/15/2017 12:37:00 AM

Actually first you remove the Mayors Office from having Any control over the CPD.
Then you Fire all the Twice or Thrice promoted hacks above the rank of Lt.
Then you Kick Lightfoot out of the County.

Then you might be able to think about fixing the Academy.

3/15/2017 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blame the system or the buildings or the training all you want, just like they blame poverty or schools. The problem is the people. It always is. Many good cops here, but way too many who should be doing something else.

3/15/2017 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tonight's Candidate Q&A CANCELLED

The Election Committee became aware that an email was sent to the membership related to a Candidate Q&A without sufficient communication and agreement of both candidates for the Office of President.

After review of the circumstances, it has been decided by the Election Committee that the Q&A scheduled for tonight, March 15, 2017, will be cancelled.

The Election Committee will reach out to both Candidates, Dean Angelo, Sr. and Kevin Graham to determine whether they will jointly agree to a Candidate Q&A at a time and place that is agreeable. If an agreement can be reached, the Q&A will be scheduled and the membership will be notified.

The Election Committee
Frank Balestri, Chairman
Michael Carroll
Michael Cosentino

So basically this is Dean Angelos violation since the email was sent from Lodge 7. Is there any punishment for this violation? He will make it look like Graham didn't want the debate.

3/15/2017 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago will be like Detroit in 5 years bet on it

3/15/2017 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The academy is a joke. People who havent been a police officer in years telling bullshit war stories. How can you justify keeping someone in the Academy for ten plus years? What can they teach someone? Its a joke!

3/15/2017 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coffee failed every power test there was in 02. Now hes in news affairs thanks to his daddy

3/15/2017 05:35:00 AM

Is he seriously in News Affairs?

Wow. He was in sweats through the entire academy. Gets a scholarship to Gang Intel with 45 seconds on the job with his partner, who also obtained a merit promotion. Now despite not having a year as a sergeant gets put into News Affairs with no NOJO announcement. Unbelievable.

3/15/2017 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous The Great Bard said...

Beware the Ides of March (and Weezy the Lying Cheater).

3/15/2017 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a conman today rahm is touting the biggest graduation class of Cpd recruits every 381 total ahh yes media your get your news prep here 80 were new patrolman the rest 301 were promoted patrolman so we got only 80 additional while hundreds are retiring results-500 retirement net less than zero stop the lying rahms compliant media!

3/15/2017 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went through 25 years ago and thought the academy was a joke. I'd love to see what it is like today. The State Police in several other states fail as many as 20-30 percent of any given class. A CPD supervisor told me that a lot of the recruits don't feel any pride, worth, or sense of accomplishment getting through the academy today. Sad, isn't it?

3/15/2017 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HR, with pressure from city hall has sent recruits to the academy with severe learning disabilities, Turets syndrome and other issues that any other academy would reject. Recruits that had major problems with the English language, both reading and speaking. A female recruit that was emotionally unable to participate in scenarios out of fear. People keep slamming Howard lodding. At least he would agree to fire recruits. The current leader, Calloway will NOT agree to fire anyone. They have had numerous issues and wanted to submit paperwork but it was blocked by Calloway. No one fails the range. Gym standards were lowered to avoid any injuries or the mysterious "Rabdo" syndrome. This year gym standards were raised due to the persistent efforts by the current gym Sgt. City hall puts enormous pressure on the academy to produce numbers, a high passing rate. Do not blame the staff but look at management and city hall interference.

3/15/2017 09:01:00 AM


Lower standards have been around at the academy going back a more than a decade. Recruits keep shooting until they pass, recruits can't get yelled at or you get dumped, recruits are fat, recruits feel entitled, recruits have learning disabilities, instructors who have clout at the academy after probation, instructors have "accidental shooting" get moved other location, instructors who give a shit can't give a shit or they get shit on by bosses who shouldn't be bosses. Whoever talked to the media and said the standards are high, your full of it, stopped sucking up like a blind monkey does to a banana tree. Out Soon.

3/15/2017 06:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time for us to play the game. Every single arrest, no matter for what BS, officers should call for a PD for the arrestee. Don't let them send 1 PD for the four arrests for shooting dice. Make them send out 4 PD's

3/15/2017 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
What about the ppo with tourettes that got hired, made it through the academy and passed all his cycles? How will he safely work the streets? He will be a boss one day!!

3/15/2017 01:58:00 AM

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I always thought that getting diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome could lead to some hilariously funny moments on the right calls by having an excuse for saying the truly outrageous.

3/15/2017 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Maybe, just maybe, it isn't the Department itself that is broken - it's still full of honorable men and women striving to do right by the citizenry - but the system it answers to that is so fucked up beyond repair."

Nothing new here, you've had dozens of clouted ones who on that magical Saturday morning, passed their firearm qualification, the 2 mile run, & vaulted over that daunting 6 foot wall. You can shift blame anywhere you want but it's the Cloutocracy that has & will continue to make this Department a Farce and a long running joke within the Law Enforcement Community.

3/15/2017 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
How about the guy who has one arm shorter than the other?!? Heard he couldn't even do push ups or lean and rest while in the academy! Isn't that a safety issue?!? Come on!

3/15/2017 08:41:00 AM
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Ya never know. My brother-in-law had feet that were 4 sizes different and an in ability to make some certain movement with an arm and received a draft status of 4 F but took 1st place state on the pommel horse four years in a row.

3/15/2017 06:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I guess many have said the only way to change this is to have the Attorney General Jeff sessions and president Trump fully federalize the Chicago Police Department this one immediately throw that pathetic consent decree in the garbage can where it belongs"

Sounds Great, in the process of federalizing the CPD he needs to fire each and every Chicago Police Officer and bring in an interim Federal Force. The Officers if they choose can then reapply for the position Chicago Police Officer, only after a stringent screening process , outside the reaches of the clouted incompetents. The is what draining the cesspool known as the CPD will require anything less will be business as usual.

3/15/2017 06:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Why do the Clouted work at the Academy and Headquarters? Weekend's and Holidays off early ducks.

3/15/2017 11:08:00 AM


___________

No, only the best and the brightest work at the academy. The standards to teach at the academy are so high that you have better chances of going to Yale on a scholarship. The recruits hardly every fail because the training is that good. I talked to a few instructors and they stated that most of them have Master's degrees. That is impressive. I am currently working on my Master's degree at Calumet College and I am getting straight As. Thereafter, I will take a shot at working at the academy.

3/15/2017 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why even have a power test. Fitness doesn't matter or a psych test. Hell if u fail for being unfit and a liability just sue the city for discrimination. Why even have standards. Just hire anyone who applies. This shit hole department has really hit the dump. Fuck this place

3/15/2017 07:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was a guy who beat up his girlfriend, has multiple domestics
that was just recently kicked out of the academy. But his father in law is a judge
and he made sure everyone knows this. He has been going around bragging how he is going to get his job back. No accountability.

3/15/2017 07:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
What about the ppo with tourettes that got hired, made it through the academy and passed all his cycles? How will he safely work the streets? He will be a boss one day!!

3/15/2017 01:58:00 AM


I had tourettes and did over 30 years as a Patrolman in several districts , it all worked out,don't be to judgemental.

3/15/2017 08:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The academy is lucky they can even get recruits at this point. Cpd isn't all that great a place to work. is it any suprise that the more qualified applicants go to other departments leaving the bottom of the barrel for chicago.

3/15/2017 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
What about the ppo with tourettes that got hired, made it through the academy and passed all his cycles? How will he safely work the streets? He will be a boss one day!!

3/15/2017 01:58:00 AM


I had tourettes and did over 30 years as a Patrolman in several districts , it all worked out,don't be to judgemental.

3/15/2017 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get rid of residency and the city might be able to attract qualified applicants. The recruits the city hires speaks volumes of the city.
Open up the applicant pool with getting rid of this outdated policy.

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3/15/2017 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/15/2017 03:44:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Tonight's Candidate Q&A CANCELLED

The Election Committee became aware that an email was sent to the membership related to a Candidate Q&A without sufficient communication and agreement of both candidates for the Office of President.

After review of the circumstances, it has been decided by the Election Committee that the Q&A scheduled for tonight, March 15, 2017, will be cancelled.

The Election Committee will reach out to both Candidates, Dean Angelo, Sr. and Kevin Graham to determine whether they will jointly agree to a Candidate Q&A at a time and place that is agreeable. If an agreement can be reached, the Q&A will be scheduled and the membership will be notified.

The Election Committee
Frank Balestri, Chairman
Michael Carroll
Michael Cosentino

So basically this is Dean Angelos violation since the email was sent from Lodge 7. Is there any punishment for this violation? He will make it look like Graham didn't want the debate.

3/15/2017 04:04:00 PM
Just look at the election committee no wonder everything is so screwed up total incompetence!

3/15/2017 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How does one pass a psych test if they don't even know what gender they are?
3/15/2017 08:16:00 AM

because those tests are BS and if your clout is good you "pass"

3/15/2017 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Just partner up these losers with Missy in 016. She loves to get other coppers fired. Problem solved
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Hi people, Missy here - I don't post here anymore after some mean people talked bad about my uncle Tom Byrne and Mayor Daley. Now I see a dupa said I had fired people in 016. Well ! I am a Lt. now and I did fire a few. The last one wrote two parking tickets and omitted the last number. Yes, he is gone now. Parking tickets are a life line of $$ for Mr. Mayor Rahm to help poor people out.

So stop saying I fire a lot of bad policemen, I only fire two in 2016. But, I caught a policeman who left without checking off at the end of watch. He and his Sgt will be getting notice of a bye-bye. We need workers not slow pokes.

Kisses to SCC - x0x0x!

Missy - Former parking ticket guru - 001

3/15/2017 10:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My cousin is a midget, can he be hired?

3/15/2017 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After 30 years on this job I feel like I have Tourette's too. I can't stop telling people to STFU - I don't want to hear your silly bullshit anymore!

3/15/2017 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a family member that came on the department, a former school teacher with a graduate degree ( go figure). The class started out with the dumber ones having to go for an additional hour before everyone got to the academy for remedial reading and writing. Well guess what? Just about the entire class were minorities so the academy made the entire class show up for remedial work. It looked bad that only minorities were in the remedial class. I am sure the fault of the great and wonderful public school system.

3/15/2017 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Strict and demanding?" Shut up Godsel. The academy is a joke and you know it. You don't have the balls to make any waves against Calloway. We have become the laughing stock of LE. Run along now.

3/15/2017 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it though all the m1's and f1's instructors at the academy made merritous sgt Nichols, Williams, Snelling . I'm sure there is more those are a just a couple of the top of my head. This dept is really a freaking joke!!

3/15/2017 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well the new Commander, nice guy that he is got dumped from the academy as a lieutenant because he refused to change the curriculum to reflect the new technology...... that was when PDT's came out. Glad they brought him back to "update training"

3/15/2017 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aviation PD must be really desperate for a new boss...Masters? Really Rahm? I hope this is a joke.

3/15/2017 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/15/2017 06:42:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
How about the guy who has one arm shorter than the other?!? Heard he couldn't even do push ups or lean and rest while in the academy! Isn't that a safety issue?!? Come on!

3/15/2017 08:41:00 AM
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Ya never know. My brother-in-law had feet that were 4 sizes different and an in ability to make some certain movement with an arm and received a draft status of 4 F but took 1st place state on the pommel horse four years in a row.

3/15/2017 06:44:00 PM


Some things never change. Back in the late sixties my uncle, who was blind in one eye and had a glass eye, passed the physical (wink wink) and was going to be hired, his wife to be talked him out of taking the job.

3/15/2017 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I am undecided in this race but I will say I think Dean needed to get out our message to the media better. That said, I'm a little concerned with this statement from Graham today:

Kevin Graham, the Blue Voice candidate for FOP president, declined to talk to WBEZ on Tuesday.

“My decision to decline an interview arises from my concerns that WBEZ has not fairly covered police issues, particularly in wrongful conviction cases and the criminal case against Commander Glenn Evans,” Graham said in a note forwarded by a spokesman.

So does this mean Graham will not speak to any mainstream media? How the hell will we get our message out? I'm confused.



3/15/2017 01:05:00 PM

You're kidding right? WBEZ main stream? Only a fool would talk to them. They're nobody and have an adgenda. They may get a dozen people a day tuning in. SCC has a larger audience. Graham did the right thing.

3/15/2017 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I was in the Academy, it was a joke. The PT was pathetic and we were fed excuses about the "Rhamdo" recruits. My mile and a half time actually increased due to the lack of PT. The piss poor "bench" machine was an absolute joke. I "maxed out" at 365lbs and they said that was amazing. My free weight bench was never above 235. So how does their machine magically add 130lbs?? The last month of the Academy was literally spent doing nothing. We were told to "stay under the radar" and that we could do or go "wherever as long as it wasn't home." The entire time it was just about "getting you out." We were even told by the head of the FTO program that their two biggest goals were getting you out of the Academy and keeping you under the radar until after probation so that you would have union "benefits and protections." A girl in my class failed the final power test and they never brought it back up. The biggest problem is that the Academy's in Illinois are a joke. The only two Academy's that actually maintain high standards and fail people, are ISP and Triton.

3/15/2017 11:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A decade is a long time ago and how many kids of policemen were washed out and sued to get back on.? Many failed the psych and came on the job. Others were unfairly targeted . Let's take a breath.



3/16/2017 04:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get rid of residency and the city might be able to attract qualified applicants..........

You are only kidding yourself. The applicants of years ago are finding that this job now sucks, whether you live in Chicago or Oak Park. Nice try though

3/16/2017 04:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the ppo with tourettes that got hired, made it through the academy and passed all his cycles?


I hate to break the news flash but there was a cop or 2 on this job with Tourettes asshat . Mr wonderful.

3/16/2017 04:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They passed the test you stupid fuck! And yeah it was racist, kinda like wanting the black cheaters & merit hacks fired but not the white ones


Get over your racism, they got caught moron!

3/16/2017 04:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The academy is a joke. People who havent been a police officer in years telling bullshit war stories. How can you justify keeping someone in the Academy for ten plus years? What can they teach someone? Its a joke!

How about people who have been in the academy so long that they have been merit promoted to SGT. and never left ???

3/16/2017 04:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Straight from 35th. Huge sgt class to be called over the next few weeks. 100-125 more.


This is unlikely as sgts are only down abput 25-30 after this class. Maybe if they do a Lts class too counting May retirements of both ranks they could hit a class size of 75.

3/16/2017 05:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

frank Balestri chairman? Your kidding? One frank....

3/16/2017 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, Rahm's 1000 graduates of the police academy were paraded on TV yesterday. Actually, 1000 is Rahmspeak for 100 NEW recruits. The rest are Dicks, Sgts etc. But the media had a field day......

3/16/2017 06:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why did the media proclaim over 300 new officers graduated---less than 100 were "new"...the rest were promotees--and they are not just now hiring the street....there are NOT 300 new bodies on patrol following yesterdays graduation
How about the media provides no coverage instead of putting out nonsense---report the truth or keep quiet.
No one benefits when media just pushes city halls spin-or is just too lazy to get accurate information.

3/16/2017 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Pat Maslanka helped a lot of us thru the police school back in the 80s, what a guy the best.

3/16/2017 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Good morning laugh said...

No, only the best and the brightest work at the academy. The standards to teach at the academy are so high that you have better chances of going to Yale on a scholarship. The recruits hardly every fail because the training is that good. I talked to a few instructors and they stated that most of them have Master's degrees. That is impressive. I am currently working on my Master's degree at Calumet College and I am getting straight As. Thereafter, I will take a shot at working at the academy.
3/15/2017 07:16:00 PM

Hahahahaha Love the sarcasm! Calumet College... to funny

3/16/2017 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Whatever said...

The academy is a joke. People who havent been a police officer in years telling bullshit war stories. How can you justify keeping someone in the Academy for ten plus years? What can they teach someone? Its a joke!
3/15/2017 04:45:00 PM

Exactly! Working a holiday or safe passage does not constitute working the streets

3/16/2017 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
There was a guy who beat up his girlfriend, has multiple domestics
that was just recently kicked out of the academy. But his father in law is a judge
and he made sure everyone knows this. He has been going around bragging how he is going to get his job back. No accountability.
3/15/2017 07:32:00 PM
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Really?
So does he have a girlfriend or a wife, cause if he's got a fatherinlaw then that would indicate a wife. Now if he was beating the wife, I doubt the father in law judge would help him. And, if he was beating the girlfriend, I doubt the father in law judge would help him. Either way = he's gone!!

3/16/2017 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
There was a guy who beat up his girlfriend, has multiple domestics
that was just recently kicked out of the academy. But his father in law is a judge
and he made sure everyone knows this. He has been going around bragging how he is going to get his job back. No accountability.

3/15/2017 07:32:00 PM


Rumor has it he is a real good baseball player, so they are doing everything they can to keep him around.


3/16/2017 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya never know. My brother-in-law had feet that were 4 sizes different and an in ability to make some certain movement with an arm and received a draft status of 4 F but took 1st place state on the pommel horse four years in a row.

Never know what?? The point is he couldn't do what was required at the academy and still passed! Good for your BIL but him doing pommel horses is a lot different than fighting dude or shooting a weapon for that matter!

3/16/2017 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Coffee failed every power test there was in 02. Now hes in news affairs thanks to his daddy

3/15/2017 05:35:00 AM

Is he seriously in News Affairs?

Wow. He was in sweats through the entire academy. Gets a scholarship to Gang Intel with 45 seconds on the job with his partner, who also obtained a merit promotion. Now despite not having a year as a sergeant gets put into News Affairs with no NOJO announcement. Unbelievable.
3/15/2017 04:55:00 PM

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That's funny. I remember when he was in the Diplomatic Protection.
The boy is HUGE! He looks funny in a suit.
Well, if you've got a Daddy who can still make a phone call why not use it! LOL
Look at those Dillon girls = no different.
And keep an eye on the Hilliard kids.

3/16/2017 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A Department of Justice takeover of the CPD under this new Administration is what needs to happen. Time to clean house, improve training and equipment/facilities. Policies and Procedures should fall in line with State and Federal guidelines. The only way to save this Department is to take away the crooked and biased Politicians control over it.
3/15/2017 02:40:00 PM
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A DOJ takeover takes a lot of $$$.
The city just doesn't have it or Rahm won't want to spend it on the CPD
Sorry but it'll never happen and things will just go on being the same.

3/16/2017 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talk about digs, well Fred Coffey Jr. Is about the biggest, he was in SOS and after the so called scandal they had us all assigned to the loop just to patrol. Well, Fred would sleep all day and one day I see him hanging out of the passenger side window sleeping. I send them a message for a meet, I pull up and I tell him that he can't sleep on duty and his reply "well Sarge I'm tired today, and this big far do of us is now a Sergeant who can't put 2 words together assigned to news affair. Come on Eddie, have some pride in your placement, his daddy is gone.

3/16/2017 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hwo about all the merrit out of the academy Nichols Williams Snelling must be nice to spend your whole career at the academy then make sgt!! This job is a freaking joke!!

3/16/2017 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are you the one that pulled a driver over with a speech impetement and he or she beefed thinking you were making fun of them? On western ave i believe. Good stuff.

3/16/2017 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gangbanging buddy at his graduation today! The banger had his red hat swung to the left while is PPO pal was in full class A uniform. Red and to the left are BPS, right? Background investigator must have missed that one...... So much for the "extreme vetting"..... hopefully their relationship won't cost the taxpayers millions or some citizen some blood. CPD IN DA HIZZIE

That's just lovely! How about the ex-gangbanger who teaches at the academy? ML, look down or you'll miss him, he's only about 4'11". He hates the police and treats the recruits like they are dog shit!

3/16/2017 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lightfoot on the megaphone shouting to anyone who will listen these days how bad the CPD is. Why isn't anyone asking her about her time as head of OPS and why she didn't bring up or change anything while she was the leader of reform for the PD.I'll tell you why. She didn't care because she was just another puppet in the democratic stage show. All talk and pandering for votes.Typical democratic party members,fill our own pockets while draining the working class pockets. Then giving all sorts of programs unlimited funds run by their friends and clouted up for the kick backs.Stay fetal and safe and employed.

3/16/2017 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know Officer palka, have never met him or heard a good or bad word about him. But, from what I read in the Tribune, he was slandered by the media in this witch hunt against the police. it is shameful. I only wish he had grounds to sue the media and retire rich, but alas, he does not. The union should stand up for this officer and hold a press conference . The paper made it sound like he was a misfit who was put back on the job by the courts, when it fact it seems he was shafted by the commander staff and a grievous wrong righted by the courts.

3/16/2017 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After 30 years on this job I feel like I have Tourette's too. I can't stop telling people to STFU - I don't want to hear your silly bullshit anymore!

3/15/2017 10:38:00 PM

Now that is funny stuff right there! That sickness must be mutating though because my oldest has been LEO for less than two years and he says just about that same thing, is experiencing the same affliction.

3/16/2017 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one gets fired because it's mostly clout babies in the academy. And if your fail a test you can just screw the instructor. A lot of that frantinization going on, even after the academy.

3/16/2017 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Graduated from ISP academy back in the late 70's and am retired now. We lost half of our class before graduation day. They were dropping like flies during the first month, and then it started to ease up a bit, but we kept losing people almost all the way through. I think we lost our last one around the 19th week. A police academy exists to train a new generation of police officers as well as a number of other reasons, one of which is to weed out the ones who are not qualified for the job. In that aspect the CPD academy is failing miserably.

3/16/2017 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/16/2017 04:08:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Get rid of residency and the city might be able to attract qualified applicants..........

Shove that residency bs up your ass.

3/16/2017 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corruption at the academy is the same as it is at 35th street. The law of the jungle not the law of the land. The rule of quitting your job only promotes passing officers who are not qualified or just plain bomb out of the academy. The city should pass an ordinance that employers are required to give police applicants a 6 month leave of absence should the police academy not be the right fit.

3/16/2017 02:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
I am undecided in this race but I will say I think Dean needed to get out our message to the media better. That said, I'm a little concerned with this statement from Graham today:

Kevin Graham, the Blue Voice candidate for FOP president, declined to talk to WBEZ on Tuesday.

“My decision to decline an interview arises from my concerns that WBEZ has not fairly covered police issues, particularly in wrongful conviction cases and the criminal case against Commander Glenn Evans,” Graham said in a note forwarded by a spokesman.

So does this mean Graham will not speak to any mainstream media? How the hell will we get our message out? I'm confused.



3/15/2017 01:05:00 PM

You're kidding right? WBEZ main stream? Only a fool would talk to them. They're nobody and have an adgenda. They may get a dozen people a day tuning in. SCC has a larger audience. Graham did the right thing.

So when Graham refuses to speak to anyone in the Chicago media like Grimm from the Sun times(his words, again...how are we going to have any presence in the media. Like it or not, you have to deal with these people. You can't just take your ball and go home.

3/16/2017 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
3/16/2017 04:08:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Get rid of residency and the city might be able to attract qualified applicants..........

Shove that residency bs up your ass.

3/16/2017 01:21:00 PM
Agreed tired of the residency nonsense it's not changing the new kids on the block have to understand, worry about the pension and health care state law residency.

3/16/2017 07:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely! Pension, healthcare, and salary increase are more important than residency.

3/17/2017 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's just lovely! How about the ex-gangbanger who teaches at the academy? ML, look down or you'll miss him, he's only about 4'11". He hates the police and treats the recruits like they are dog shit!

He can't be any worse than John Doty who taught at the Academy as a sgt. Word is, when he was a homeroom instructor he told his recruits every day how he could get them fired of fuck them out of their jobs. What a world class turd he was, a prime example of leadership in our dept.

3/18/2017 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



3/15/2017 02:23:00 AM
They passed the test you stupid fuck! And yeah it was racist, kinda like wanting the black cheaters & merit hacks fired but not the white ones

3/15/2017 07:14:00 AM
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"Passing" the test and scoring as high as their non-minority counterparts are two very different things. I would rather hire someone who scores a 90 over someone who scores a 70 - I don't care what their color or gender is.

Maybe Harvard should start accepting applicants who score a 20 on their ACT, as long as they're minorities. Then, just give them a degree and put them into the world. Then, wonder why 5 years down the road these people have failed in the positions their Harvard degrees got them hired for. Fact: they were never cut out for it in the first place. It's not racist, it's not a judgement. Some people have an aptitude that suits them for certain things and some don't.

"Passed". Jesus Christ you should be embarrassed to say that. Every kid who graduates Dunbar "passed". Let me know if you want to hire them on at your job. Hell, for CFD and CPD they'd get preference points. The lowering of our hiring standards is not doing either department any favors.

3/18/2017 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are correct about John Doty. He was a world class turd with clout, otherwise, he would not have even been hired as a patrol officer. He was a slimy pos.

3/18/2017 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "Board" was instituted by Aldercreature Burke because his nephew didn't get on and he wanted a way to get him on...That is it. Now it is free pass to the convicted criminal, drug addict, connected fucktard that wants to get o to claim disability after a year or any other thug that wants to rape the citizens of Chicago..Start looking into the people and the connections and histories of those that got on this way.....It's very telling. Not many other departments in the US have such a thing...

3/18/2017 09:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Absolutely! Pension, healthcare, and salary increase are more important than residency.

3/17/2017 04:41:00 PM
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All you retired guys who have MOVED OUT of Chicago, who lived in Chicago BEFORE the nice districts were being overrun with degenerates - you do realize that today's working police know that it's you crying "pension, healthcare" - everything YOU need, right? And hopefully you understand that we don't give a rat's ass for your opinion, because you are the ones who sold CPD down the river by always selling out and giving up the residency fight every contract for your paltry additional 1% or whatever else you needed to buy the 1990 mustang that's rusting in your garage or that cool leather jacket or your U2 tickets. YOU want every cop who feels they have a right to fight residency, as other departments have successfully done, to give up so you can get your viagra on the cheap. Fuck you guys. Let the cops working today fight for what THEY feel is important just like you did. No one wants to hear your shit about what's important while you regale your grandkids about the wheelgun days where every lunch was free and you furnished your houses with 3 foot tall box speakers that "fell off the truck" because you were so awesome and loved. Save it.

3/19/2017 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not forget the Mcganns of airport fame. Two do nothing clout babies.

3/19/2017 10:22:00 AM  

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