Tuesday, July 25, 2017

New Statues

Ever since the "Cows" thing, someone connected must have a fiberglass fabricating factory somewhere. We can't say we're displeased with the chosen animal though:
  • The 54-inch-tall fiberglass dog statues are part of the K9s for Cops campaign to pay tribute to the canine unit, honor fallen Chicago police officers, provide financial assistance to families of those wounded or killed in the line of duty, and raise money to support the spay and neuter program offered by PAWS Chicago.

    The statues are sponsored by local companies or individuals and designed by local artists — including three Chicago police officers. One sculpture is of a dog with holes in its body and wearing oversized black glasses like Harry Caray. The art piece will be on display at Water Tower Place, home to the Chicago Sports Museum operated by Harry Caray's Restaurant Group. Another statue features a mosaic of dogs and cats that have gone through the adoption process at PAWS.

    The pieces are being installed this week and will remain on display through Labor Day. Then they'll be auctioned off on eBay with the goal of raising $250,000 in proceeds, Cline said. Seventy percent of the proceeds will go to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation and 30 percent to PAWS Chicago, Cline said.
Have they done one of these for fallen firefighters yet?

Free SCC suggestion - dalmatians, even though there probably isn't a firehouse in the city with an actual dalmatian any more, it'd be a nice gesture to the Fire side of things.

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41 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have had enough of garrido.
Leave the politics out of this job please
And stop doing Facebook live you look like a clown

7/25/2017 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a statute of a crooked citizen shaking hands with an aldercreature, as the free hand of the crooked citizen puts cash into the pocket of the aldercreature. That seems an appropriate tribute to the pols and the Chicago Way.

The Dalmatians is a nice touch.

7/25/2017 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two great causes. Now all we need is another dozen+ K9 officers as we're short as hell over here. Sometimes only 1 dog up for the whole city overnight. We're under the budgeted amount on manpower, so whatya say Rahm? I believe the Feds mentioned our numbers need to come up to budgeted strength. PS, I won't mention how many dogs they're short on the explosive side.

7/25/2017 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen, Brother!

Ret. CFD

7/25/2017 02:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's too late for this year, but maybe next time
I would like a custom-made black Lab lifting
his leg to piss on Rahm. It would be worth it.
With a little anti-freeze I could keep it going
year round.

7/25/2017 03:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's another suggestion to commemorate the Aldercreatures currently serving under the twerp murder mayor's reign, a caged tiny fiberglass mouse complete with their likeness ...

7/25/2017 04:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch for some BLM types to do their best to deface or destroy some of them.

7/25/2017 06:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those giant fire hydrants? That was for the CFD.

7/25/2017 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forget the firefighters and quit acknowledging them until they get on board with us in the fight for the health care lawsuit and remember they backed rahm. There always has been a gap between us so they seem to keep it that way so let it be. Let them get their own rally going for whatever.Like Wyatt said in Tombstone either get into the fight or get out.

7/25/2017 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A ceramic Lazy-Boy perhaps, ba bum bum, I'll be here all week.

7/25/2017 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a shame Fat Cline finds it necessary to draw a six figure salary from The Memorial.
I won't donate for that reason

7/25/2017 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

009 is going to put a statue of WHEEEEZZZZEEEE in front of 009,hard part is she isn't around long enough to have the "artist" draw her....FYI,try her boyfriends house(superintendent) she usually is there a few hours ever morning with her "unmarked" squad car....

7/25/2017 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A few years ago there was a project with fire hydrants, but I don't think that was as wide spread. Not sure who that benefited. Thanks for the sentiment.

Also what message was being sent with the dog with holes in it?


Active CFD

7/25/2017 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the sentiment here remains as SCC probably intended...
A resource recognition of help to our fallen and catastrophically injured brother and sister First Responders.
Then again there will be someone who will typically use the topic to again bash Cline and the CFD.
In spite of that, thanks SCC and may God Bless and watch over all our brothers and sisters, "on the job."

7/25/2017 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Mike McDermott said...

To the first post. A man like John Garrido should be celebrated not denigrated. The man has a passion outside of this job. We can all Iearn from that.
I worked for him, his first concern is officer safety. No shit. He knows how the job works, knows how to manage police officers.
I have 27 years on this job, my career train has left the station. There is nothing in it for me to advocate for him.
To have a passion outside of this job is probably the most healthiest thing any police officer can do. Who cares what it is. If it's important to you and helps you decompress, then have at it.
To the first poster. Don't hate, life is too short. If you ARE a police officer, you would already know that.

Mike McDermott
016 (formerly)

7/25/2017 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Valiant Knight said...

Maybe they could put one pissing on that Real Fake "art" and have it be a golden retriever with Donald's hairdo

7/25/2017 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Two great causes. Now all we need is another dozen+ K9 officers as we're short as hell over here. Sometimes only 1 dog up for the whole city overnight. We're under the budgeted amount on manpower, so whatya say Rahm? I believe the Feds mentioned our numbers need to come up to budgeted strength. PS, I won't mention how many dogs they're short on the explosive side.

7/25/2017 01:58:00 AM
We are dangerously low everywhere why for example does inept ginger even have a job running airports over 300,000 a year for this and a 100,000 bonus who does she "give back" to? Plain or security envelope?

7/25/2017 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Ben and Jerrys using pesticides in their ice cream no wonder why the Liberals are so crazy thanks Ben and Jerry I would never eat that crap ice cream anyway but just another reason to stay away from it :

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/07/25/dining/ben-and-jerrys-ice-cream-herbicide-glyphosate.html?referer=http://drudgereport.com/

7/25/2017 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A fine gesture and worthy cause too.

But with that comes another symbol for RahmAntifa lefties to freak out over and destroy with the (hands-off) blessing of the liberal politicians.
And the use of German shepards (only)?
Hmmm, who be the first snowflake or radical softball that's going to have a relapse moment of fear?

There should be statues of Rahm, Porkwinkle, KMFxxx, lynch and obama set up all over the city.
Charge people $1 to throw shoes at them.
Proceeds can go to taxpayers duped by the charade of Social Justice Reform.
Or course we could just continue along with buckets on our heads.

Curiously, if anyone knows who makes these fiberglass statues, please post it.

7/25/2017 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT. For the tenth time I heard Nancy Loo on the WGN-TV Mid-day News repeat 9.5's baloney. She was at the 006th District unveiling of Predictive Technology and her closing comment, not verbatim, was about the hiring of 1,000 officers being an old school method of fighting crime with more police officers.

To Nancy Loo: TD 9.5 has fed you a baloney statistic and you swallowed it hook, line and sinker. Please check the numbers. His pledge was not about increasing the number of officers by 1,000. Since 9.5 made his pledge of hiring 1,000 officers to beef-up the department, he has not even kept pace with retirements, resignations, dismissals and deaths. He is not hiring an additional 1,000 officers. He continues to camouflage his scheme to reduce the size of the department through attrition by hiring some of the needed replacements, but not all of the needed replacements. You sound foolish when you repeatedly spout 9.5's bullshit. Please stop.

Even if he gets to hiring the 1,000 number .

7/25/2017 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe fire should've contributed to the legal fund for our health insurance, instead of the 1500 they gave. Seeing their pension fund is almost bust due to the vast amount of people on disability

7/25/2017 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT, well it's that time of the year again, Lalapalooza. And that means a fence going up around the entirety of Grant park including Buckingham fountain. So if you're a tourist or citizen you'll be denied access to this park and it's fountain for almost a month!

How is this even legally possible?

On what legal authority does the executive branch of city government deny access to our public parks to benefit a private, for-profit company?

7/25/2017 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC, classy move inquiring about and recommending a similar effort for the Fire Department. We're all stuck in this godforsaken city together, we may as well support each other regardless of which City department we break rocks for.

Stay Classy My Friend.

7/25/2017 02:22:00 PM  
Blogger ThirtyNine said...

The CFD had one of these benefits a couple years ago with 6 ft tall painted fire hydrants.

7/25/2017 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want my Memorial to be a Mississippi Leg-hound tribute!

7/25/2017 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A little mouse told me the Alderman are in full panic mode over the City plan to dismantle the Aviation Security do-nothing clout job. With the Mayors push to absorb and fasttrack them into actual CPD the phone calls to their sponsors(HDO & Black Caucus) have been relentless. Theses goofs want to be armed but keep their spot at the airports make $80-85,000 and still have 0 responsibility or common sense.If they are armed and want to PLAY police, they should have to BE the police first like we all did. I have 24 years on and STILL can't bid to O'Hare and feel blessed to be on a beat car on days on the Northside but did my 15 yrs in 015 and feel fortunate. If the city arms these goofs in their current capacity they are out of their minds. Listening to the war stories from my Aviation Security Guard/Lunatic of a neighbor you'd swear he works in Syria and even more frightening has every police gadget in the world. According to him the over 200+ bodies the Mayor thinks will take the CPD offer only a handful actually will. Sssh they are making a ton of money and do N.O.T.H.I.N.G. but whine. If this Wack-A-Mole is armed I'm never flying again.

7/25/2017 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we talk about the POS copper in 8 on 2nd watch who got a CR on the unit rep for posting his name when he worked last year on Labor Day against the FOP's wishes? The FOP rep is taking a 12 DAY SUSPENSION! I heard the unit rep was told if he fights it the city will move to fire him. Handle it like a man and say something to the unit rep's face if you had a problem -then get over it you crybaby! You were warned by the FOP that your name was going to be posted because they were trying to prove a point and force the city to hire more police and needed help from the officers for one lousy weekend. Of course since you've been FIRED 3 TIMES I wouldn't expect you to be a team player and do something that will benefit your co workers and you in the future. I'm hearing this is the 4th copper you've gotten a CR on and that you were calling IAD to push for the FOP rep to be fired not just suspended. It's time for you to get your PAR and get out of the 8th district-NO ONE wants you there.

7/25/2017 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ot -
Pension Board Trustee Vote

It is rumored that the former (now retired) active trustee M.L. has secured a part time job with the pension board as a $40k investigator to root out scammers.
That M.L. wants and needs Tom Benya in position as trustee to ensure his board vote to hire M.L. part time.
If this is true, there's a real problem with the pension board.
Why would they hire a former patrolman to investigate anything?
Why would they hire a former patrolman that hasn't worked the street or an investigation in more than 30yrs?
If they wanted to hire a retiree I can think of a lot of retired detectives that have much more experience conducting an investigation than M.L.

I hope this is not true.

Please do your homework before you blatantly vote for M.L.'s choice to succeed him.

And remember that S.R. was the active trustee when Daley was given his pension holiday that was never paid back!!!

7/25/2017 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we talk about the POS copper in 8 on 2nd watch who got a CR on the unit rep for posting his name when he worked last year on Labor Day against the FOP's wishes? The FOP rep is taking a 12 DAY SUSPENSION! I heard the unit rep was told if he fights it the city will move to fire him. Handle it like a man and say something to the unit rep's face if you had a problem -then get over it you crybaby! You were warned by the FOP that your name was going to be posted because they were trying to prove a point and force the city to hire more police and needed help from the officers for one lousy weekend. Of course since you've been FIRED 3 TIMES I wouldn't expect you to be a team player and do something that will benefit your co workers and you in the future. I'm hearing this is the 4th copper you've gotten a CR on and that you were calling IAD to push for the FOP rep to be fired not just suspended. It's time for you to get your PAR and get out of the 8th district-NO ONE wants you there.

7/25/2017 03:37:00 PM


Where was it posted and 12 day suspension for what rule violation?

7/25/2017 06:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this for real???

https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=9b0_1500962533

7/25/2017 08:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man you and FD are in a shit sandwich. Seems the best thing to do is steady each other and be in lock step. You have a couple new hires that came from depts with well funded pensions and more pay.... Yet the glory of CFD was too much to resist. One is a medic and the other is Fire; both intelligent and great guys. But fuck.... Their chances of having a pension are very slight if things don't radically change.

7/25/2017 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we talk about the POS copper in 8 on 2nd watch who got a CR on the unit rep for posting his name when he worked last year on Labor Day against the FOP's wishes? The FOP rep is taking a 12 DAY SUSPENSION! I heard the unit rep was told if he fights it the city will move to fire him. Handle it like a man and say something to the unit rep's face if you had a problem -then get over it you crybaby! You were warned by the FOP that your name was going to be posted because they were trying to prove a point and force the city to hire more police and needed help from the officers for one lousy weekend. Of course since you've been FIRED 3 TIMES I wouldn't expect you to be a team player and do something that will benefit your co workers and you in the future. I'm hearing this is the 4th copper you've gotten a CR on and that you were calling IAD to push for the FOP rep to be fired not just suspended. It's time for you to get your PAR and get out of the 8th district-NO ONE wants you there.

Sounds like something John Doty did against several department members years ago when he was second in command of the UCPD. Got one officer fired by the Police Board, as I recall. Maybe Doty is a relative of this 8th dist copper.

7/25/2017 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All this art work is cool until planet X crashes into us.

7/25/2017 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they named one after HARLEY SCHENKER we hear.

7/25/2017 11:00:00 PM  
Anonymous 29 and aday said...

the guy at 06:43 PM HE should confront his person in 008 instead of posting on the blog

7/26/2017 12:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
A few years ago there was a project with fire hydrants, but I don't think that was as wide spread. Not sure who that benefited. Thanks for the sentiment.

Also what message was being sent with the dog with holes in it?


Active CFD

7/25/2017 07:46:00 AM

That dog was sponsored by Harry Caray's. It goes with the "Holy Cow" theme, but someone should have advised them having holes in their cow is different that holes in a K9.

7/26/2017 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we talk about the POS copper in 8 on 2nd watch who got a CR on the unit rep for posting his name when he worked last year on Labor Day against the FOP's wishes? The FOP rep is taking a 12 DAY SUSPENSION! I heard the unit rep was told if he fights it the city will move to fire him. Handle it like a man and say something to the unit rep's face if you had a problem -then get over it you crybaby! You were warned by the FOP that your name was going to be posted because they were trying to prove a point and force the city to hire more police and needed help from the officers for one lousy weekend. Of course since you've been FIRED 3 TIMES I wouldn't expect you to be a team player and do something that will benefit your co workers and you in the future. I'm hearing this is the 4th copper you've gotten a CR on and that you were calling IAD to push for the FOP rep to be fired not just suspended. It's time for you to get your PAR and get out of the 8th district-NO ONE wants you there.

Is this the POS who transferred there from 14? He is an evil person who would rather get a copper killed than lift a finger to do his job. He must be blowing someone on the police board.

7/26/2017 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

009 is going to put a statue of WHEEEEZZZZEEEE in front of 009,hard part is she isn't around long enough to have the "artist" draw her....FYI,try her boyfriends house(superintendent) she usually is there a few hours ever morning with her "unmarked" squad car....

Hey, she's 'studying' for the next promotional process... keeping up on her skills

7/26/2017 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5,000 guns recovered
no follow up , how many arrests , convictions , average time in jail

shot detector technology ?
shots fired , are case reports generated , evidence recovered
another full duty police officer inside , off the street
hocus pocus bull crap

crystal ball unit

are commanders still warning gang bangers about dangers from rival gangs

7/26/2017 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we talk about the POS copper in 8 on 2nd watch who got a CR on the unit rep for posting his name when he worked last year on Labor Day against the FOP's wishes? The FOP rep is taking a 12 DAY SUSPENSION! I heard the unit rep was told if he fights it the city will move to fire him. Handle it like a man and say something to the unit rep's face if you had a problem -then get over it you crybaby! You were warned by the FOP that your name was going to be posted because they were trying to prove a point and force the city to hire more police and needed help from the officers for one lousy weekend. Of course since you've been FIRED 3 TIMES I wouldn't expect you to be a team player and do something that will benefit your co workers and you in the future. I'm hearing this is the 4th copper you've gotten a CR on and that you were calling IAD to push for the FOP rep to be fired not just suspended. It's time for you to get your PAR and get out of the 8th district-NO ONE wants you there.

7/25/2017 03:37:00 PM
I work in a unit and the "unit rep" gets cr numbers on coppers on his watch thankfully he is retired finally!

7/26/2017 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Can we talk about the POS copper in 8 on 2nd watch who got a CR on the unit rep for posting his name when he worked last year on Labor Day against the FOP's wishes? The FOP rep is taking a 12 DAY SUSPENSION! I heard the unit rep was told if he fights it the city will move to fire him. Handle it like a man and say something to the unit rep's face if you had a problem -then get over it you crybaby! You were warned by the FOP that your name was going to be posted because they were trying to prove a point and force the city to hire more police and needed help from the officers for one lousy weekend. Of course since you've been FIRED 3 TIMES I wouldn't expect you to be a team player and do something that will benefit your co workers and you in the future. I'm hearing this is the 4th copper you've gotten a CR on and that you were calling IAD to push for the FOP rep to be fired not just suspended. It's time for you to get your PAR and get out of the 8th district-NO ONE wants you there.
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Wait a minute. So you are mad that the union wanted to act all big balls and post this person's name, then they are butt hurt when he returns fire? Guess what? It's no one's fucking business as to whether he worked on that holiday or not. That is up to him up. You don't know what he needs to feed his fucking family. And his politics is no one's business. I don't know who he is and he may indeed be a prick. But if you are going to take shots at someone, don't act like a bitch when they take a shot back. That's just common sense. You wanted to play ball? Then play hardball. This fucking union he hasn't done shit for us, and you're worried about someone holding them accountable? Bitch please. The pipefitters have a better fucking union.

7/26/2017 06:09:00 PM  

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