Thursday, August 10, 2017

Great Security

A politically connected firm, hiring gang bangers - what could go wrong?
  • The Chicago Park District demanded Wednesday that a clout-heavy security company explain how someone managed to smuggle a knife — subsequently used to stab a man and a woman — into a punk concert at Northerly Island.

    The latest in a series of violent summer crimes at popular tourist venues started when a 34-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man got into an argument with another male around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at a bar inside Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island.

    [...]

    On Wednesday, Chicago Park District General Counsel Tim King was demanding answers from Monterrey Security, the firm hired by LiveNation to handle security at Northerly Island.

    King questioned how anyone could manage to sneak a knife into a concert at Northerly Island when Monterrey Security guards are supposed to use metal-detector wands to screen concert-goers before they enter the popular venue.
We can think of four ways a knife could have gotten in within a few seconds. Give us a minute, we'll find eight more without even trying. This is exactly why we don't go to concerts much any more, or sporting events, or anywhere else large crowds gathered who rely on politically heavy security companies that don't give two shits about actual safety.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure now armed, off duty coppers were
allowed in, and of course no legally held Concealed
Carry Permit holders as well!

8/10/2017 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best is that (Gayton) in charge of the security there was fired from the CPD while on probation.

8/10/2017 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need to ban knives.

When all knives are banned in this City the citizens will be safer. Until then they live in fear of being attacked with a knife.

Maybe Rahm can institute a knife buyback program. Afterwards Rahm can have a new conference displaying all the knives turned in. Thereafter, Rahm will send Johnson down to Springfield to lobby for laws governing the sale and transfer of knives, along with a law mandating jail time for offenses committed with a knife.

8/10/2017 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC - Evidently Monterrey Security muscled its way into Rosemont as well, which is not a "demo-rat" community. Off duty Rosemont officers used to provide security for the entertainment center just west of the convention center. If the officers want to continue working the entertainment complex, they now have to work for Monterrey security. The officers are not happy with this arrangement since some of the characters working for Monterrey were exhibiting questionable behavior and are not trained peace officers. Rosemont citizens should let their village leaders know that they do not want these individuals in their town, especially when the officers were only asking for $19@hour. No one knows how much Monterrey is being paid per officer. Typical Danny Solis behavior, a true disciple of ShortShanks.

Retired .38 spl +P

8/10/2017 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Minnesota Vikings Stadium Authority hasn't thrown Monterrey Security out yet.
The Minnesota Private Detectives Licensing Board hasn't renewed Monterrey's license, but it hasn't rejected it either.
They are on a 60 day extension.

http://kstp.com/news/us-bank-stadium-security-employees-under-review/4552661/?cat=5

The FBI Investigation is still underway too.

8/10/2017 01:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Minnesota seems a little skeptical about Monterrey.

http://www.startribune.com/u-s-bank-stadium-s-security-firm-awaits-decision-from-regulatory-board-on-license-renewal/436601783/

8/10/2017 01:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, do you actually have to turn the wands on?

8/10/2017 01:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These kids that work there are treated like cattle, shit $ and really no breaks. I remember going to a hawks game 5 years ago, I had my big ass 1911 -45 cal on hip, the kid wands me and he said go forward. Most of these kids are well under 21 yoa. 7 bucks an hour does not cut it now.
Juan Gayten the boss got some heavy ass juice. Juice is cool, use or lose it. He has a few former top brass working for him when the big purge happened last year with CPD. The company hires off duty copper' and the $ is shit.

8/10/2017 02:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It could be worse. They could have hired the TSA for security screeners. The TSA misses 90-95% of prohibited items in Federal Tests.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/6/tsa-failed-detect-95-percent-prohibited-items-minn/

8/10/2017 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am just glad it wasn't a gun instead.
How many ways do you think you could find to sneak in a gun?
Five? Ten? Twenty?

8/10/2017 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's because those security guards wave those wands like they atre a ground crew on the tarmac. They don't give a rats ass and are going through the motions.

8/10/2017 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't be so hard on Monterrey Security, 99% of their customers didn't get stabbed!

8/10/2017 02:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forward this to the Minnesota FBI agents.

They are already investigating Monterrey Security in Minneapolis.

8/10/2017 02:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait a second. You mean low paid and poorly vetted people are working for a connected minority company? No way.

8/10/2017 05:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One south suburb is using Monterrey as front desk officers. Privy to confidential records, handling cash from fines, etc. They also privatized their dispatch which handles several towns using a connected firm. The dispatch firm traces back to Madigan. But nothing to see here, keep on moving on.

8/10/2017 05:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not true about Rosemont, the coppers didn't want to work in the entertainment district as security off duty gecause it becomes a shit hole with a 4 am license. Monterrey pays $25. Per hour to off duty and retired coppers. He does need to improve his unarmed staff.

8/10/2017 05:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My two nephews work for them. They're college kids making extra cash before school starts. They make 10.50 an hour. Not bad for college kids. They take their job serious and it's good experience for them dealing with the public. They tell me quite a few stories and I give them advice on how to deal with the various situations they've had. You should hear about the stuff they recover in all kinds of ingenious ways thought of. They're not all bangers.

8/10/2017 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monterrey hired "Lil"Grau to oversee some of these functions. Maybe someone can start asking him about there hiring practices. That is if they can pry his nose out of Phil's rear end.Also ask him about his daughter being hired by the Secretary of States office to oversee the illegal aliens drivers license program. I'll bet no one else in the SOS was worth of that job. Sounds like a muscle job on Jesse.

8/10/2017 06:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Death of Meredith Hunter
Altamont, 1969
The gun-wielding 18 yr-old was just 20 feet
from the stage when security (Hells Angels)
stopped him and stabbed him 5 times in the back
before stomping him. Jury ruled it was self defense.

8/10/2017 06:16:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

If Gene Roy was there, this wouldn't have happened.

8/10/2017 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A little curious as to why a bar at the event is still open at 9:30
Don't the sports events have to stop selling alcohol after a certain time to avoid overserved problems?
What connected outfit has the concession contract? Another friend of Maggie Daley?

8/10/2017 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The best is that (Gayton) in charge of the security there was fired from the CPD while on probation.

8/10/2017 12:38:00 AM

It's the Chicago way. Shithead behavior is often rewarded.

8/10/2017 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thier clout comes from the old man, gaytan senior who passed away some years ago. He was a city accountant with political ties to shortshanks. The old man seemed to be on the up and up, never did anything questionable as our accountant. They did live in 2 6 hood and if memory serves the son was a product of that hood.

8/10/2017 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did someone get hurt with a knife? Laquan only had a knife and van dyke shot him. I thought they said the police should have let him go?

8/10/2017 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The best is that (Gayton) in charge of the security there was fired from the CPD while on probation.

8/10/2017 12:38:00 AM

Get your fact straisght. He was arrested for armed robbery while working with a PPO. PPO was immediately fired, and Gaytan got his job back, only to be fired years later for some other brutality beef.

In any manner, he is a piece of filth, who is tied with Danny Solis' brother.

8/10/2017 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to get a list of retired bosses on the payroll.
How many Obama people too?
Also, I wonder how much cash they give to the democrats every year?

8/10/2017 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



They missed a knife. So what?
It's not like they missed a gun. 😁


8/10/2017 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing like being detailed to Soldier Field and having Monterrey try and dump some lumped up concert going drunkard in your lap, and wanting him locked up for trespass and assault. Yet no one wants to give any names or info as to why the drunkard is all lumped up. Tell them to get their supervisor and all of a sudden it's a problem. To which I say TS.

8/10/2017 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rosemont was a great place to work years ago. Not so much anymore. Jimmy Deleo is a silent partner in the deal. Officers working there make$23.00 an hour. Monterey guys that never worked before get $25.00 ( don't understand that?). Not only do you work for Monterey Instead of the Village, they short you on your Paycheck.

8/10/2017 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The hole Monterrey Security story is stupid and when you give authority to criminals what do think is going to happen. The entire system of Security and Law Enforcement is now useless.

8/10/2017 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like it's time for federal grand jury, and a complete investigation, into Monterrey security.....who owns it, who runs it, how much money do they make, who has invested in it, every person, every monetary transaction, day to day, every person connected to the company, what do they own, where are their investments, how and where do they spend their cash.....get the FBI and the IRS involved....

8/10/2017 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't be so hard on Monterrey Security, 99% of their customers didn't get stabbed!

8/10/2017 02:46:00 AM

It is even better. 99.9% didn't get stabbed and 100% didn't get shot, 100% didn't have a piano dropped on them, 100% didn't drown and 100% did not take their own lives while at the concert. By the metrics, they are doing a fantastic job!

8/10/2017 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$19.00 an hour is a bargin for off duty po's. Rosemont better stop skimpin on security.

8/10/2017 11:30:00 AM  
Blogger Henry Bowman said...

I don't remember anything like this happening when it was Meigs Field.

8/10/2017 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The best is that (Gayton) in charge of the security there was fired from the CPD while on probation.

8/10/2017 12:38:00 AM

Huh?
He's still around?

The trifecta in the academy...
He was clouted/protected.
He had all the answers,
all you had to do was pal
him down.
And he thought he was slick...

He ranked at the top of
"Which of your classmates do you
think are going to get fired/go to prison
in five years or less" poll.

8/10/2017 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've heard a few really shady things about Monterrey and it's owner. $ talks bitches...

8/10/2017 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first day of the metal detectors at Wrigley, I had my pocket knife that I carry everywhere, I went through the scanners without even thinking about it. Of course it set them off.
Security guard: " it must be your belt"
Me: "probably"
Security guard: "go ahead"

i dont wear a belt.

8/10/2017 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should see the joke at Ravinia. Luna is wanding and searching all bags.
But I walked in carrying my little snub nose on ankle.

They are working with no supervision let alone batteries in the device????

When they get a LEO they ask them to take weapon back to car......
Are you kidding me
What a shame they do not trust any law on property.

8/10/2017 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Rosemont was a great place to work years ago. Not so much anymore. Jimmy Deleo is a silent partner in the deal. Officers working there make$23.00 an hour. Monterey guys that never worked before get $25.00 ( don't understand that?). Not only do you work for Monterey Instead of the Village, they short you on your Paycheck.

Simple solution. Just apply for a security job at Monterey and don't tell them you are the police. That way you will make $2.00 an hour more

8/10/2017 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since this involves a White male offender, the news media is happy to report this.

8/10/2017 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The best is that (Gayton) in charge of the security there was fired from the CPD while on probation.

8/10/2017 12:38:00 AM

Get your fact straisght. He was arrested for armed robbery while working with a PPO. PPO was immediately fired, and Gaytan got his job back, only to be fired years later for some other brutality beef.

In any manner, he is a piece of filth, who is tied with Danny Solis' brother.

8/10/2017 09:27:00 AM

Gaytan was one of the biggest pieces of shit I have ever met on this job. He stalked some high school student, mistakenly believing the kid was a gang banger and responsible for breaking the windows of his fathers van. He found the kid one nite in 010 while working with a PPO, and took $400 from the kid while the PPO sat in the car unaware. The PPO was a great kid and got fired because of some incompetent FOP rep who gave him stupid advice--telling him not to make a statement.

There's a special place waiting for you Gaytan you miserable prick.

8/10/2017 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The security is so lacked. Some of them look like teens and thugs. They are a joke security company

8/10/2017 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


These kids that work there are treated like cattle, shit $ and really no breaks. I remember going to a hawks game 5 years ago, I had my big ass 1911 -45 cal on hip, the kid wands me and he said go forward. Most of these kids are well under 21 yoa. 7 bucks an hour does not cut it now.
Juan Gayten the boss got some heavy ass juice. Juice is cool, use or lose it. He has a few former top brass working for him when the big purge happened last year with CPD. The company hires off duty copper' and the $ is shit.

Monterey doesn't work the Hawks Games

8/10/2017 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, why go there? We all know of instances where knives, even guns, have made it into district lockups.
Where there's a will, there's a way. I can recall once when a young man arrested had a small derringer concealed
in the lining of his jacket, that was never detected by the arresting officers, district lockup personnel, even the
Cook County sheriffs who took custody of him, until after the arrestee was admitted into intake at County jail.
Shit happens, even when and where it's not supposed to.
Do you think a politically un-heavy security company could not have that happen?

8/11/2017 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since this involves a White male offender, the news media is happy to report this.

Really? You don't think that the media reported this because it was an act of violence at a public concert hall?
It's news, period. When it bleeds, it leads.

8/11/2017 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A couple years ago at the Farm Aid show at Northerly Island, I kept my hand on my pocket knife while dealing with a group of rowdy over served Gen X seat crashers. They brought their own servings in. When I eventually found security and asked for help, there was nothing they would do. Other guests were knocked down One young woman bashed her face on the concrete.

There is no security at Northerly Island... Never has been. They are not qualified to serve as ushers.

8/11/2017 04:07:00 PM  
Blogger grunt said...

Gayton got a P.P.O. fired for his fuckup. He is a political hack pussy who used his family (aldermen) to get Monterry and also not get criminally charged but sacrificed the PPO since he was only there. happen 22 years ago. POS gayton

8/12/2017 09:48:00 AM  

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