Saturday, June 15, 2019

Lightgroot "Cares"

  • The No. 2 man in the Chicago Police Department is in hot water with Mayor Lori Lightfoot for taking a family vacation approved and paid for months ago but now in violation of the mayor’s edict that none of the top brass take time off during the violent summer months.

    Lightfoot refused to say whether First Deputy Superintendent Anthony Riccio’s job was in jeopardy after he took a trip during the first week of June. But it sure sounds like it.

    “That would be incredibly disappointing to me if that happened because I gave a very specific directive that no exempt should be taking vacation during the summer,” Lightfoot told reporters at an unrelated event Friday.

    “If that happened, that’ll be something that we have to have a serious conversation about,” she said
Keep this in mind when the orders come down about "restricted time due" and "cancelled RDO's" and whatever else the City and Department can do to make you miserable and disallow you the meager-est amount of time off - even when planned, paid for and approved two-thirds of a year in advance.

We guess the papers are calling him the "No. 2 man in the Department" because he's about to get shit on by a worthless politician who has already been on one west coast and one east coast trip to collect campaign cash from people she doesn't work for.

UPDATE: And as pointed out all over the comment section, Summer doesn't start for another week or so.

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229 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh well. That’s what happens when you get promoted all the way to the top and make a massive salary your whole career. No traded a little bit of your freedom for it. Anyway, big deal. So he spent a week with his family. Lightfoot is just a police hater.

6/15/2019 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least his shit was approved well in advance. My district cant even tell me if im forced to work a rdo around the 4th yet. Wtf? I plan my shit...the dept is poor at best.

6/15/2019 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But you can be a mentally retarded guy like Escamerit that can lie to the Inspector General and you won't be fired. What a joke this department is....

6/15/2019 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh boo hoo another merit wonder getting chewed out. Hey you sold your soul for your promotions long ago so now you reap the benefits.now you know what it's like to be a po and constantly get fucked with.

6/15/2019 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So now its Ricio’s fault that there was violence? Maybe FOP told him to leave town while the police “don’t do anything “ like the rumor said. Maybe Riccio was in on it. Maybe Eddie too. He approved the time off. Maybe Lightfoot was right.

6/15/2019 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF SCC where's today's Lightfoot rumor????
You mean I stayed for nothing????

6/15/2019 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are looking at her all wrong. She’s a godsend to this department. She’s making it so easy to do absolutely nothing except answer calls. Anybody that’s on tac or any of these gang or gun units are absolute morons

6/15/2019 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Riccio’s in hot water for a few days off, time due restricted for the rest of us and lightgroot is dining with Oprah in California and jetting to New York to appear on the Colbert show......better get your priorities straight madam mayor or ‘man oh man’ there will be a day of reckoning.

6/15/2019 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Hate this City,I Vote for someone I don't like because, I Hate the other POS, Shit Choice City.

6/15/2019 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a citizen:

I am APPALLED by Lori's "Do as I say, Not as I do" rhetoric.

Her non-stop pandering to her community, which has only ever taken - yet never given.

Her lack of solutions for combating the gun violence which is on the uptick

Her lack of placing accountability where it lies

ALL this - just, within her first month

Popcorn anyone?

6/15/2019 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No sympathy for any exempts. They chose the gig and accepted the abuse they have to take from their political masters like the Mayor and aldermen. If any of them are eligible to retire, they should tell the Mayor to fuck off, but they won't. To hell with all of them.

6/15/2019 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First day of summer is June 21st...she needs to wake up and deal with the real problems in this city!!

6/15/2019 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scapegoat#1

6/15/2019 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suggest that City Hall open an office of "Time Off" which will approve all time off for all city employees. And then see how much that office can completely fuck shit up across the entire city. To start off, projections for the next 4 Months will be turned in as of yesterday. No deviations or variations from those projections will be allowed and must conform to the Five Year Plan as approved by the Aldermanic Party Congress. Suck it up comrades; Reform is here!

6/15/2019 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Lightfoot: change will only occurr with a start at the top or it's just the same old same old business as usual. A. Riccio & E. Johnson are chronic liars and cheaters who promote and position friends and family. Competence or commitment to success mean nothing. Riccio is the puppet master who has been pulling the strings, Ed is just oblivious. You must lead by example and from the front, It is not possible follow or respect these two. Please put a real leader in place, we will show up for true leadership.

6/15/2019 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LL is going to do nothing! Big talk all about nothing!

6/15/2019 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This should surprise NO ONE. She is a crazy ass progressive liberal who fucking HATES the police. I’m desperately trying to convince my bread winning wife to move out of this bullshit state while I retire with the bare minimum twenty years OTJ. Fuck this ridiculous liberal dumpster fire of a city.

6/15/2019 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The family of illegals, whose pregnant wife was killed for a baby...demanding to hold CPD accountable.... for what?.. looks like we now have an illegals lotto ,after ghetto one.. this.. after hospital shells out $600,000 in care for brain dead baby..

6/15/2019 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a setup. Gory Lori will use this as an excuse to deny Riccio the Superintendent gig.

6/15/2019 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Riccio should hit the medical ;-)

6/15/2019 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hostile work environment. Exempt or not, this is bullshit. People need time away from a very stressful job as well as a very stressful political environment. Every day its another slam at the police but nothing about the brain addled, inbred criminals that are the cause of all the crime in this city. Just a citizen but damn something has to be done to bring this fool into reality. Between SCC and CWB its painfully obvious where the problem lies. Lot of viruses going around I hear. Just a rumor I heard from a nurse.

6/15/2019 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not siding with Lightfoot on this one because she is already turning out to be our worst enemy, that being said, I have no compassion for these gold star bosses making more than twice our salary with a free take home car, if they don't like it, you have plenty of time on, retire. Who would want to stick around in this dump city if you weren't forced. See ya.
I'll take his job at Lieutenant's pay and I'll be happy camper.

6/15/2019 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A big FUCK YOU LORI. We put up with all the bullshit and have earned a pay vacation. This Lori Mayor really hates CPD. And also. Fuck You Lori

6/15/2019 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it’s truly time for change Lori then fire Riccio. Make an example out of him that clout is dead, you are the boss and things are going to change. Otherwise it’s the same old same old.

6/15/2019 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No exempt should be taking vacation during the summer? I read that correct? Well good thing for this Exempt that it’s still Springtime and Summer doesn’t kick in till June 21st! All good, or does it include a very wet cool spring, in which you might as well include a relatively warm Fall, definitely no Xmas Holidays. There... Fixed! All exempts take Vacation in January and February! No March, that’s Spring-break and potentially nice weather.

6/15/2019 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There’s no doubt about it. Lightfoot is going after every police officer regardless of rank. Too many shootings? CPDs fault. Fair contract? Racist obstructing FOP. Too many street stops? Racial profiling. Not enough street stops? Work slow down orchestrated by FOP. She will blame the CPD for everything. Let’s see the leadership say goodbye to Lightfoot

6/15/2019 01:28:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Johnson is the only one who could cancel the furlough. Chain of command.

Thus endeth the lesson.

6/15/2019 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is here to show everyone who is boss. This matter is trivial and should not be a headline, but once again, she compounds it. No one will make a decision in her kingdom without her blessing. She hates the police, as it should be obvious to all by now. She believes it's her turn now. She is purposely pushing the remaining working class out of the city. Only wealthy liberals will move in amongst the ghetto dwellers and criminals.

I repeat again - do not let little foot come near you or your family in the event you are badly injured on duty or (god forbid) killed. Fuck her.

6/15/2019 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah because keeping exempts from taking summer vacations is what’s really gonna drive crime down. Let’s see if the mayor takes a summer vacation.

6/15/2019 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony should hire a lawyer Now!

Get in on the Ghetto Lottery.

6/15/2019 02:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPEAKING ABOUT GETTING AWAY MAYOR LIGHTFOOT? She hasn't even been the Mayor for two months and last week she was in LA and Palm Springs where she gave a speech and met with the all gay city council. This week she is off to NYC where she will give a speech at the Democratic Committee LGBTQ Gala. She will also be on that liberal loon, Stephen Coldbert's Show. And to top it off she will be meeting with that softball Communist, Mayor Bill de Blasio who has been deemed as the worst mayor NYC has ever had. He is running for President and got zero polling votes in Iowa but he is going to stay in the race! Why would anyone want to hook up with that loser? And stop with all this LGBTQ stuff, we know you are gay, who cares, you are the Mayor of all the people in Chicago stop the identity politics crap. So now you are thinking about removing the First Deputy for taking a "summer vacation" that he put in for 8 months before and taken on 1 to 7 Jun. Maybe you should be staying in Chicago and doing what you were elected to do instead of jetting to both coasts. And by the way the First Deputy did not take a summer vacation as the first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere begins on 20 or 21 Jun, the day of the year when the sun is the farthest north, the day being the Summer Solstice.

6/15/2019 02:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We certainly don't need money and political interference from the west and east coasts in Chicago's government. Will we be seeing money from Russia, Russia, Russia like Bill & Hillary got for their foundation?

6/15/2019 02:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's only fitting that there is no Lori joke today.
She IS the joke.

6/15/2019 02:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With #1 gone and #2 maybe gone who is #3?

6/15/2019 03:17:00 AM  
Blogger jim said...

Summer does not officially start until 21 June.

6/15/2019 03:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And now it begins!!! Unbelievable! STAY FETAL. What a way to deal with top brass. That's a great moral booster that'll trickle down to the troops.

6/15/2019 03:26:00 AM  
Blogger Baby"G" said...

Here is the Irony: while "Lightweight" is pandering her Tough Guy image to the Media, by threatening Riccio on T.V.; Fathead Ed becomes hospitalized with a blood clot to his lung. So, Riccio takes command of the Department while under threat from the Mayor! The Mayor seems to have a Reverse Midas Touch when it comes to the Police Department. Because everything she says or touches regarding the police department, turns to shit, rather than gold. Perhaps her advisors, or lack thereof are the issue. Whatever the case, our Mayor is managing to start off on the Wrong Foot, and it will come back to bite her/him on the ass, as the temperature rises this summer. Stay Safe, be Very Careful. Baby "G"

6/15/2019 04:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes I wonder if the recent event like SpecialEd hospitalization and Riccio’s week long vacation are controlled publicity events. Both now have a reason to leave without anyone questioning why. Who knows maybe Lori, Ed and Riccio had this planned for some time now.

6/15/2019 05:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
With #1 gone and #2 maybe gone who is #3?

6/15/2019 03:17:00 AM

If Alexander Haig was still around, he'd be ready to step in! (You younger folks can look that up on google.)

6/15/2019 05:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ant-a-nee was probably in on previous decisions to cancel YOUR rdo’s.

Fuck him.

6/15/2019 05:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every day she threatens someone new! Today Little Lori decided to fuck with the last of the good guys. I have known Riccio for 20 years. This man has our backs. He actually snaps a salute or touches his heart EVERY TIME he walks into HQ past the stars of the fallen officers. He’s done that for years. This guy cares about cops. And all this over a furlo that HIS BOSS approved eight months ago. You lost me too now. I’m officially fetal.

6/15/2019 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But Lori can take trips every week. Hypocrite

6/15/2019 05:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And she's going out of town to NYC again this weekend and some of next week. Why does she get to leave the city and cops can't?

6/15/2019 06:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It does not matter who takes a vacation in the summer. The shootings and killings are going to happen anyway. Don't jam your self up trying to be the pro active police for a department and mayor who will throw you under the bus in a minute. Screw both of them.

6/15/2019 06:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As the bodies of people of color are being mowed down on the mean streets of Chicago in greater numbers than in the time of Chicago original thug gangster Al Capone, Chicago's very own queenie is off to far away places lining up that corrupt campaign cash with identified donors. And using a national left wingnut Colbert, a national democrat media operative, for nationwide progressive recognition as her city burns. Chicago is the new "Mortuary City" not sanctuary city.

6/15/2019 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there are any repercussions he can can collet a b8g check from the city after he threatenor sue. Call it the Blue Lottery.

6/15/2019 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Lori has the power to decide summer starts on June1st, perhaps she can stem Chicago violence on weekends.
Lori can decree “Weedends no longer exist !”
We now go from Friday afternoon right back to Monday.
Wasn’t that easy?

6/15/2019 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like the new mayor has got so much accomplished and needs to vacation on the coasts. She gets time off. Think of the funeral directors, the Cook County Morgue people, Allied body removal personnel, the teddy bear and balloon street R.I.P. memorial salesmen and the H/G/S-Q detectives who work long hours and not afforded time off to meet national celebrities such as billionaire Orca Winfrey. Shame on you miss lady mayor. Its time for impeachment hearings for dereliction of duties and a special counsel to investigate.

6/15/2019 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Clinton, (I am sure one of Light grooms heros), can argue over the word, is, than Rocco can argue over the word,Summer. She should think before she speaks, as bad asas Trump, with the ignorant utterances. Difference is Trump is usually right when he shoots off mouth and passes off his target and the entire liberal world.

6/15/2019 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed missed work because of hospitalization, just like vacationing, he’s going to get fired.

6/15/2019 06:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps the Honorable Mayor could negotiate a truce with her beloved Community for a Summer truce and both sides could enjoy the Summer without bloodshed and litigation?

Perhaps the Good Mayor could keep her sexual orientaion to herself and off of National Television for the sake of decorum? I don't recall Mayors Daley, Byrne, Wahington or ANY other Mayor bragging about their choice in sexual partners as if anyone gave a rat's ass what they did between the sheets. Nobody gives 2 shits if you are: black, female, lesbian; they most certainly care if you are a shitty Leader who fails to practice what you preach. Lead by example, not decree. No vacation for your troops means you stay at your own Office.

6/15/2019 06:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What you all are watching is the Napolian Complex is its purist form playing out. The vertically challenged Mayor resents anyone else taller than her, which is 95% of the population. Midgets hate tall people simple as that and have a hard on their whole lives about their lack of growth. But Light grooms is giving Little People a very bad image.

6/15/2019 06:34:00 AM  
Blogger On the beach in Costa Rica said...

Just curious who Riccio knows. I was in academy in Oct 95 and he was there suit a d tie all the time. Over 24 years ago this guy had a spot.

6/15/2019 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPS School aren’t out yet for summer vacation.... news flash “ARNOLD DRUMMOND” lightgroot!
IT AIN’T SUMMER! Ask any of your CPS teachers when summer starts?

6/15/2019 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lori Lesson # 243 here:
Riccio can afford to pay for a vacation while on the south and west sides poverty stricken yutes are forced to shoot each other as poverty violence escalates. Oh the humanity!!!

6/15/2019 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Riccio is the key to keeping violence down? If he stayed at work - no vacation - there wouldn’t be any violence? This city is run by f*cking goofs.

6/15/2019 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ricci has the age and time. Medical for awhile, pull the pin and live on his 135K a year pension.

6/15/2019 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does she even realize that Riccio was about to retire/can retire anytime if he wants to and tell this department and the mayor to go pound sand! If I had that much rank and that much time and the age...the mayor needs to think before she opens her mouth...She hasn’t figured out that every noise she makes is heard!

6/15/2019 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the shorter the mayor the greater degree of napoleon syndrome.

leftfoot just showing her peeps and the evil po-po who da boss is.

6/15/2019 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don’t cry for Riccio, he has been up to all kinds of things and he as exposed by the Mayors Chief of Staff to Fran S. They were going to dump Riccio but Johnson fell out. Funny how tings work out. Now they have to play with him. Riccio already has approved time off this summer for a number of other exempts. Watch the show and see what crazy shit comes next.

6/15/2019 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's The Difference, Who Takes Time Off ? The Mayor Does Not Want The Police To Do Anything, Any Time, And In Any Way, That Would Violated Some One's Civil Rights, or Hurt Their Precious Feeling's. Can Someone Explain To The Mayor, That Pro-Active Police Work, Aggressive, Preventive Patrol, Will Do This.
Bottom Line: "You Either Want The Police, Or You Don't Want The Police" You Can't Cut It Down The Middle.

6/15/2019 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God forbid we spend time with our families! We sure as heck cant have any family time over the summer on a 3 day holiday weekend of the 4th of July. 20 plus years on this job and by the time you get a summer a furlough your kids are too old to take on a family vacation. I know ! I'll have citizens look in my direction, spit on the ground, then say "f**k the police." Then I'll ask the family members of a murdered relative if they have any idea who might have killed their love-one only to be told "that's your job, you figure that out, F**K the police!" Great job we have. Maybe the mayor would like to keep her shoes or some of her work cloths outside due to having blood or bedbugs or cockroaches on them. Yeah, wouldn't want to try to have any family time away from that happiness. I'm surprised the suicide rate isn't higher.

6/15/2019 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Riccio was gone longer than a week, more like close to 2 weeks....and he did not work the street memorial day weekend. That's not hard to prove...
Bring his admin Sgt in and ask her....she's another part timer.

And speaking of 2 week vacations..Staples was gone just as long. In fact, no show most of the week..every week. Thats not hard to prove, been going on for long time.

6/15/2019 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

With #1 gone and #2 maybe gone who is #3?

6/15/2019 03:17:00 AM

#3 is when #1 and #2 happen at the same time.

You know... Improved work flow and achieving efficiencies.

6/15/2019 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shhh Lori rumor of the day: Lori, faddah pfaker, and Ed will be marching on mag mile to bring attention to the lack of looting opportunities for the poverty inflicted community. Shhhh

6/15/2019 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@6/15 02:24AM...Good post.

6/15/2019 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep. Don’t make plans. EVER. For ANYTHING:

https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/06/14/dont-have-a-police-fundraiser-on-juneteenth-northwest-side-group-asks-cpd-mayor-lightfoot/

6/15/2019 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do nothing, let the reverends and community leaders police their own

6/15/2019 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that word got back to LL...that Riccio had Jerry S. merit promoted to sgt. Even LL has heard of this guy’s scamming of epic proportions and made an executive decision right then and there that Riccio would be launched from his spot!

Haha

6/15/2019 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So after about 30 years on the job, with a vacation paid for well in advance, he's not supposed to not go? I don't know what you're waiting for to retire Tony. You're selling your soul to the devil by staying. GTFO already.

6/15/2019 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If things are so terrible then why is the bin/tray full of parkers, movers, anovs? Lots of isr's being done. A lot of foot chases and vehicle pursuits too. We as coppers say one thing but do another. Gotta save my beat car

6/15/2019 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Skilling saying end of month ...start of warmer than normal temps



Blogger jim said...
Summer does not officially start until 21 June.

6/15/2019 03:23:00 AM

6/15/2019 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Mayor Lightfoot: change will only occurr with a start at the top or it's just the same old same old business as usual. A. Riccio & E. Johnson are chronic liars and cheaters who promote and position friends and family. Competence or commitment to success mean nothing. Riccio is the puppet master who has been pulling the strings, Ed is just oblivious. You must lead by example and from the front, It is not possible follow or respect these two. Please put a real leader in place, we will show up for true leadership”

Are you seriously still writing these stupid posts asking the mayor to do something positive with the department? How fucking stupid can you be. Guy, she fucking hates us, she’s an extremist progressive, she will not be putting any “real leaders” in charge of the department. Stop thinking she’s going to do anything good for anyone. Again, she’s a fucking progressive, do you honestly think she’s going to put a superintendent in that’s a cops cop, competent, or is it more likely she’ll put another yes man goof. Stop writing these stupid fucking posts sucking the mayors ass begging her to enact real and positive change. IT WONT HAPPEN!!

6/15/2019 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lori said Friday police to get more training when a gun is pulled on police ,so less bad guys will be shot by police...lol..even lori marching fri night with sabina's fr pfaker to reduce violence.. shows the liberal b.s coming from mayor foot

6/15/2019 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She sure seems to be taking plenty of trips out of town. And I’m sure her wife has gone with her. But no one else is allowed to? Real classy you fucking goblin. She really knows how to motivate her troops. Clearly she has no leadership skills. The beatings will continue until morale improves!!!!!!

6/15/2019 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gory Lori will use this as an excuse to deny Riccio the Superintendent gig.

That might be doing him a favor.

Or if she reallt wants to stick it to him, dump Kidneybean Ed and install him in the spot.

6/15/2019 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe these big white shirts should insist she stay in town on the weekends to lead the charge. She's out of town this weekend again making connections for her senate run while the carnage continues. She doesn't give a shit about what happens here. Local "news" knows she's being anointed so they don't call her on it. Oh well, I'm sure Riccio, like all the others, never had any problem cancelling his underlings holidays off. Most of us will be comfortable when we retire. These bosses retire as millionaires. Its what they get THE BIG BUCKS FOR.

6/15/2019 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought TD 9.5 hated the police! Hell, TD 9.5 has nothing on this Dictatorial police hating Munchkin from the Dark side. FU, you warped little Munchkin. Go back and serve the Wicked Witches of the East and West Coasts. In the mean time boys and girls, give the Munchkin's constituents what they want. Maybe when it gets bad enough the Wicked Witches will send some of their Flying Monkeys in to police the streets.

6/15/2019 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Larri you are a joke. Your people will die under your leadership! But then you are a demon rat and people suffer and die under demon rats!

6/15/2019 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lightgoof is unbelievable a month in office and already she is trying harder than Rahm to destroy the department. If Ricco has enough time to retire I would walk into the mayor's office tell how fucking stupid she is for blaming all the problem with violence in the city on the police and quit rewarding her fellow black constituents for bad behavior and address the real problem ghetto culpability. Then I would take my gold star throw it at her and tell her to take this job and shove it go back to headquarter and retire before she could say anything. Hey you 3 year wonders keep playing the police run and gunning and see how you are rewarded. Stay very very fetal unless they fall dead in front of you do nothing

6/15/2019 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody, I mean nobody should be denied time off for something previously approved. It doesnt matter weather you are making exempt pay or not. This was a family planned vacation out of the country not a trip to the Dells. Riccio is a decent guy and it doesn't matter if he has merit promotions. She dumps him not a best cop is safe from Lori Lightfoot . She is fast becoming the worst mayor ever.

6/15/2019 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And after she expresses her outrage, he's now acting #1 ... awkward!

6/15/2019 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Staples will be #3.

6/15/2019 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BUT light GROOT is going to NEW YORK CITY!!!

The big apple trip is sponsored by???? BLOOMBERG/DEBLASIO who want to be president !! I hope she put the trip down on that ethics form she supposed to fill out.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Democratic National Committee’s annual LGBTQ Gala

The mayor traveled earlier this month to Southern California (LA!!!) must be nice.

So if i take my baby mama with me and kids is this a business trip? YEA LORI the police at the airport did notice you still had CHICAGO police officers rushing you through check out and carrying your wives bags.

So to all you exempts take the days off. The murders aint gonna stop because you send nifty emails all day.

And what good is a commander anyways if they cant handle their own murder in those shitty districts.

This nonsense of cancelling days off has come to a crossroad. DOUBLE time and a half must return.

6/15/2019 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

😢so sad no rumor of the day

6/15/2019 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a rotten bitch.

6/15/2019 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wait until she starts denying all furloughs for all personnel

6/15/2019 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor has it she’s pissed at FatHeadEd also.
She doesn’t want any exempts in the hospital during summer months.

6/15/2019 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
With #1 gone and #2 maybe gone who is #3?

6/15/2019 03:17:00 AM

Waller
...............and Sanchez (010) is drooling at the thought.

6/15/2019 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can care less about A.R. and his exempt position. What I will say is if a member of our department, of whatever rank, wants to take time off to enjoy with their family. If it’s approved then 100% enjoy your time off. People always complain how top heavy CPD is. And I agree with that. But a person should be able to get away. Life is too short. Oh and F U groot.

6/15/2019 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if she and the rest of the politicians will hold the community responsible for their behavior this summer.

6/15/2019 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make sure commander bangles doesn't take a summer break, we need her vast street experience and strategic planning to quell the violence. After all she earned all her promotions by score right?

6/15/2019 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Lori make this announcement while she was in California for a fundraiser and TV appearance , or while she was in New York for a fundraiser and TV appearance?

6/15/2019 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Orders are orders fire his ass! Hope she has some heart as Eddie taking some time off too.

Ms Leftfoot hurry up, your a one term joke!

6/15/2019 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The family of illegals, whose pregnant wife was killed for a baby...demanding to hold CPD accountable.... for what?.. looks like we now have an illegals lotto ,after ghetto one.. this.. after hospital shells out $600,000 in care for brain dead baby..

6/15/2019 12:43:00 AM

According to their family spokesperson, a lawsuit might be initiated because they are a Spanish-only speaking family and they were terribly disrespected by the CPD. No specific examples of the disrepect were offered.

6/15/2019 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's another "exempt" that part of the problem,everyone was bitching because he uses a sgt. as a driver now that he is on the hot seat he's ok,time for these over paid bosses to move on,trust me on this one,Tony will be gone soon with another 6 figure job and a nice pension.Funny thing is he really thought he had a shot as superintendent,LMAO,not now TONY....

6/15/2019 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“That would be incredibly disappointing to me if that happened because I gave a very specific directive that no exempt should be taking vacation during the summer,” Lightfoot told reporters at an unrelated event Friday.

In other words if "two guns Tony" were black or gay it would have been okay but since he's white, straight, married with children and Catholic he has to pay the price...

6/15/2019 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
WTF SCC where's today's Lightfoot rumor????
You mean I stayed for nothing????

6/15/2019 12:21:00 AM

-----

By the end of Summer I expect to see Lori shown as the starring character in those Berlin Bunker Scenes from "Downfall."
The Superintendent betrayed me, the police failed me, the aldermen are all attacking me, poor, poor, pitiful me.

6/15/2019 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least his shit was approved well in advance. My district cant even tell me if im forced to work a rdo around the 4th yet. Wtf? I plan my shit...the dept is poor at best.

6/15/2019 12:12:00 AM

You will be. You also will do the same on Labor Day. You also will you the for 2020 Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day. You can count on the same for 2021 too. This is the 4th year in a row they have done this. You must be retarded.

6/15/2019 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’m with Riccio. But If The boss gets off for the summer, then don’t deny my time due. No TwoSets of Rules.

6/15/2019 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does that mean any blue shirt can take his/her vacation when plans are made ahead of time??

6/15/2019 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't Sanchez retire? Thought I saw him in uniform at 35th Street the other day. He was smiling which in and of itself is unusual for him. Plus, he was chatting with some unknowns in civilian dress. He never before seemed to be the chatty type. Is he hoping to become the superintendo by default? God help us, please!

6/15/2019 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the citizen above:
STOP CALLING IT GUN VIOLENCE! The guns don't fire themselves. The liberal media has manipulated people into calling it that. It is GANG violence.

6/15/2019 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Let's Kick off this Summer with a Big Bang!" and Let the Games Begin!

6/15/2019 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hit the hole at 8am and stay fetal.

6/15/2019 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
And now it begins!!! Unbelievable! STAY FETAL. What a way to deal with top brass. That's a great moral booster that'll trickle down to the troops.

6/15/2019 03:26:00 AM

sad to see this happen, but the brass have been treating the men/women with disrespect for years. Most of them a appointed, patronage political hacks who should not have those positions. I have no sympathy. They are very well paid and compensated and leave the job with a tremendous pension. Most of the brass could not qualify for such a high paying job in private industry.

6/15/2019 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And In The End They Surely Will Say
GOD WAS ON OUR SIDE

This just in:
From: Cook County Record (free Legal News website)
6/15/2019
HEADLINE: "Appeals Panel Says Cook County Can't
Deny Health Insurance To Retirees Who Leave The County
To Work Elsewhere"

6/15/2019 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This whole “no time off” thing is bs. We didn’t take an oath that says “serve and protect and work every holiday and the entire summer with no days off.” How about you properly staff all levels of CPD and stop blaming us for every shoot and homicide. We’re not pulling the fricken trigger and you politicians got into bed with the ACLU and made are job 10 times harder. Careful what you wish for you might just get it!!!

Can’t wait to see what ass kisser she promotes to replace Johnson and Riccio.

6/15/2019 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the old days the 1st Deputy was nothing more than a trusted conduit between the mayor and the police department. Not so much anymore. If that rank went to take wayside would the department stop functioning?

6/15/2019 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The vacation was approved. Period. The memo wasn't clear, and it's not Summer Yet. Little Foot is beginning to expose herself as a police Hater. I remember Riccio as a Sgt, then as a Lt, and haven't seen him since then. He was a really great guy, and lots of people like him. F%$King with him over this small issue rallies the troops and makes him a martyr.
I wouldn't blame him if he put in his papers, and weathered the current storm from the outside looking in. The forecast for this city is looking bleaker everyday.
All that being said, "Why would Little Foot screw with her Command staff?" and then why isn't special Ed in hot water for not pulling the approval for Riccio's vacation?"

We all think we know...

6/15/2019 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know the Mayor or one of her underlings reads this blog. That being said, we don’t need FOP to tell us to slow down, disengage and stay fetal, for your predecessor initiated this years ago thru his police hating policies. Know this Ms. Mayor, we are and will continue to stay fetal and not engage of our own volition. You see we may not be as smart as you Ms. Mayor but we know about survival and that’s exactly what mode we are in, survival mode. This Ms. Mayor you can be assured of just as the sun rises in the morning, we will not engage, we will not be proactive, we will not aggressively police this city. What we will do is respond to radio assignments, we will provide service in the area of providing reports, we will assist our fellow officers. That’s it Ms. Mayor, that’s the policing that you want and that your predecessor wanted and that you now will have for the duration of your tenure whether it’s 4 years or 20. You were saying we will be reckoned with? No Ms. Mayor it’s you who willl be reckoned with, via the voters. You can say this with 100% accuracy Ms. Mayor and that is this, the CPD is no longer an effective law enforcement organization due to your predecessors and your hatred for what we are and what we represent. Street stops? Nope! Aggressive preventive patrol? Nope! Making arrests of our own initiative? Nope! You see Ms. Mayor you have the police you and your kind want. Enjoy the summer Ms.Mayor it’s gonna be a bloody one. And you know what Ms. Mayor I don’t see it changing, this is the new normal, has been for a while now. Good luck hiring police officers Ms. Mayor, no one and I mean no one with any brains wants to be a Chicago Police Officer. I’ve got 30 years on and I tell every recruit I see, “ it only gets worse, get out while you can, get a degree, go with a Federal Agency, go anywhere but don’t stay here on the CPD”...... and in conclusion, I must congratulate you Ms. Mayor you have achieved what you and your fellow progressives have always wanted, the complete and utter destruction of the Chicago Police Department. Bravo! Mayor Lightfoot, Bravo!

6/15/2019 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Face it Lori the carnage could be worse. It hasn’t even hit 85 yet. Count your blessings while you can. When it hits close to 100, fire up the LaGrou trucks because the morgue will be full of assholes.

6/15/2019 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lori is slowly moving top brass out. Eddie gone sept.1, Riccio also gone sept.1 or sooner. 2 waste of taxpayers money.

6/15/2019 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Summer starts when school ends.Lori can his ass.

6/15/2019 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Tony should hire a lawyer Now!


For what?

6/15/2019 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although Lori is being a ridiculous bitch, it’s hard to feel too sorry for most exempts.
This falls under the part where you sold your soul to the devil to get promoted.

6/15/2019 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh well. That’s what happens when you get promoted all the way to the top and make a massive salary your whole career. No traded a little bit of your freedom for it. Anyway, big deal. So he spent a week with his family. Lightfoot is just a police hater.

6/15/2019 12:12:00 AM

Have to stick with Riccio on this one. First it was planned and approved prior to her being elected. Second , it started June 1 and he was in town and working the Memorial Day weekend

6/15/2019 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
There’s no doubt about it. Lightfoot is going after every police officer regardless of rank. Too many shootings? CPDs fault. Fair contract? Racist obstructing FOP. Too many street stops? Racial profiling. Not enough street stops? Work slow down orchestrated by FOP. She will blame the CPD for everything. Let’s see the leadership say goodbye to Lightfoot

6/15/2019 01:28:00 AM

This might be the most spot on comment ever written on this blog

6/15/2019 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Johnson did what any dogass would do when time is restricted, hit the medical. As for Riccio, if he had any balls, he’d tell LL go piss up a rope I quit

6/15/2019 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it took me 19 years to get a Summer furlough in 018 on 3rd watch, No stress I don't care Club.

6/15/2019 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LL was on the news a few days back with some folks complaining that the folks
were not getting enough notice about time off or shift changes.

Why are the folks entitled to notice but the CPD is not? He had plenty of notice
given and was approved prior to her taking office.

6/15/2019 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s rumored that, and only Hey Jackass can prove it, but it’s rumored that folks were shot while this Exempt frolicked with his family. Well if that’s true, if family frolicking did occur, then man o’ man there is going to be a reckoning!!

6/15/2019 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He’s going to get pushed out after summer anyway. Who cares

6/15/2019 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous I finally got 2 recycling cans said...

This crazy bitch is gonna push for the elimination of all summer furloughs for the department in next contract. Book it

6/15/2019 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You could restrict the entire department for the whole summer and not change the carnage.
The police are handcuffed by over restrictive policy and thrown into a meat grinder if they have a hair out of place. Only a fool would risk going to prison for doing this job.

6/15/2019 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lori, you are so quickly losing the hope you had from this city's citizens and police officers that there would be some change in leadership styles. Choose your battles mayor littlefoot. This one is a non starter. Any worker who puts in over 20 years on any job, deserves a summer vacation if he wants one.

Take an example from Mayor Jane Byrne. She nurtured the Police and her management style showed that. She quickly settled contracts, AND She supervised/cleaned up the problematic violence at the lakefront in one year. If you continue to flout your "authority" in everyone's face, you will see fetal at an unprecedented level. I for one will look like a turtle wearing a turtleneck sweater.

6/15/2019 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he had any balls, he’d just retire. Supt is in hospital, 1st retired, other exempts retiring Do it all before the real summer starts. Let her suffer. Everyone else do the minimum to get by. Let her come crawling back.

All that eap bs is a lie. They’ll work you to death if you give them a chance.

6/15/2019 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shouldn’t SpecialEd be the disappointment and not Rickitty Cricket?
The progressives sure like to use that “have a conversation” term a lot.

C’mon man, summer don’t start until the feral get out of public skrools.
The solstice begins June 21 weekend, that’s right after Juneteenth.

Every chance LightLoafer gets, expect scorn for the police - for acting stupidly.
Meanwhile, LightLoafer has 3 weeks under her belt and is already on her 2nd junket, fund raising and grandstanding publicity tour after last weeks lunch with Oafrah in LA.
Rampant repeated violent crime is all about and she’s taking ANOTHER trip away from learning the fundamentals of city governance. Does it matter who her flunky policy advisor is?
Nobody in the chickenshit FakeNews Chicago dares to stir that pot.

Don’t get involved beyond a misc code and a GOCR at most.
Drive safe - arrive safe - go home intact.

6/15/2019 11:08:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J Twillie said...

>>>>> The No. 2 man in the Chicago Police Department is in hot water with Mayor Lori Lightfoot for taking a family vacation ... now in violation of the mayor’s edict that none of the top brass take time off during the violent summer months. ~~~ snip ~~~ Sources said the trip ... took place June 1–7 and that the first deputy was “in town and working” on Memorial Day weekend and “through the following week.” <<<<<

Not to get technical, but I will anyway, 'Summer' begins on June 21st and ends on September 22nd (for recent grads of CPS, 'Autumn' then begins on the Sept 23rd). As such, the time between June 1st and June 7th is still 'Spring' so Anthony Riccio's pre-approved and paid for trip didn't violate anything.

Or was Mayor Poverty-Crime speaking colloquially like Lil' Kimmy Foxx does, and Lightspeed meant all of June through all of August? Or, was everyone just supposed to fucking guess what the hell she meant!

And for the edification of everyone, including the Public, are 'Edicts' that flow from the sawed-off runt in public to be taken now as Official City Policies, and New General Order to the Police Department? If that's so, is it even close to being legal?

I don't know, but for someone getting off to such a rocky start as Mayor Shorty is, I'd drop that huge attitude problem that she has.

6/15/2019 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And as a citizen and taxpayer, I’m giving a specific directive that the Mayor stop traveling and noshing with celebrities and do her job. We’re going to have to have a serious discussion about this. After all, taxpayers pay her salary and are the ultimate bosses. Stay home and stop wasting our tax dollars. TV talk shows and out of town speeches are not a priority when you’re in charge of your own shit show in Chicago. Your responsibility is here first.

6/15/2019 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are about to get screwed in this next contract!

6/15/2019 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have some news for all of you Police Officers regarding Lorrie. When she was the Head of OPS SHE WAS HATED. For one thing she is the typical black gay female who is educated. She came into OPS with a attitude. She looked down on most all of the black females who worked there, especially the good looking ones. The only ones who like her were the females who were either gay or bi-sexual. If you look at who she promoted, she promoted one gay Hispanic female, one gay White female, and one Black female. Her second in command was a 11th ward drunk political hack who ran the day to day operations. She hated him but because he came from the 11th Ward she could not touch him. (She tried several times but the Mayor's Chief of Staff told her before he goes you go) As far as Investigations were concerned she had a lawyers approach to every one of them. She had no concept of the "gray" area. In other words had no street creed. She despised the FOP back then especially she thought that as Police Officer should not have the opportunity to speak with a FOP Representative prior to any questioning. There were several investigator who she could rely on to make the case to fire someone. Don't be fooled about her being a-political. There were several black alderpersons who she frequently meet with along with the several very high profile "Religious Leaders". The only good thing I got to say about her was she did try to or did fire some very bad police officers. Before anyone gets on their high hoarse and question the last statement there are some bad Police Officers. She try to or did fire Police Officers who were sticking up or shaking down dope dealers, shaking down business owners, running illegal gambling operations, and Police Officers who were bagmen for a couple of alderpersons. In case anyone wants to know how I got this information is very simple: I worked there for over 20 years and in Lightfoots tenure, I worked there the whole time she was the head of OPS. I still have friends there and speak to them frequently.

6/15/2019 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to admit I thought Mayor Lightfoots speech on election night offered a glimpse of hope for a safer city and a better relationship with city hall. It’s 2019 and I was honestly hoping we could celebrate a Mayor who happened to be African American and Gay who could reach out like never before and forge a working relationship between a diverse and damaged city and unite people. In reality she has proved herself to a mouthpiece for corrosive ideologies that are allowing anarchy and violence to thrive and fly in the face of the stability we could achieve together. To say I completely underestimated her hatred of the police is an understatement. If this trend stays for 4 years it could lead to riots that make Memphis look like a pillow fight. We saw in Ferguson and Baltimore what happens when a person of power and authority misleads a low information community into hell and destruction. Instead of a leader who happens to be a proud Gay Women and African American we elected a mean spirited confrontational radical who HATES those who aren’t.

6/15/2019 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
With #1 gone and #2 maybe gone who is #3?

6/15/2019 03:17:00 AM
Read your orders. Chief of Patrol. Waller running things??? OMG!!!!!!!!!

6/15/2019 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see that now the lunatic scum suckers are completely in charge of the police dept. does this rule apply to streets and san, or other useless people? what about her staff?

6/15/2019 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF SCC where's today's Lightfoot rumor????
You mean I stayed for nothing????
6/15/2019 12:21:00 AM

Ingrate.

6/15/2019 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With #1 gone and #2 maybe gone who is #3?
6/15/2019 03:17:00 AM

Is #3 vomit and #4 snot?

And, no, not gonna be the one to use the "I am not a number, I am a free man!!!!" quote!!!!

Uhhbh.....

Ooooops.....

6/15/2019 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With #1 gone and #2 maybe gone who is #3?

6/15/2019 03:17:00 AM

There are only merit-cloutorious piles of #2 remaining to make a #3.

No matter the identity of the new person, you'll need a bit of air freshener to mask the stink.

6/15/2019 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is completely wrong regardless of anyone’s rank. We all are suffering from burnout regardless of our rank. Shame on those of us who hide behind this anonymous blog and wish bad towards anyone on our Department.

Riccio, just like the rest of us, is not perfect. If we are honest, we could all admit we have made good and bad decisions in our careers.

I personally don’t know Riccio, but I have worked around him and can tell you this: On a few occasions, I have seen him shove it up people’s asses that had it coming, but on many, many more occasions, I have seen him go above and beyond to help an officer that he didn’t even know.

For him to be on the front page of the paper for taking a week off with his family is completely wrong and uncalled for. Seriously?

Going back to my donut and coffee.

6/15/2019 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave now retire!

6/15/2019 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s gonna be the same old, blame the police act. Tie the hands of the police, then blame the police. How about getting rid of the isr? Majority of isr’s Are for numbers and are useless.

6/15/2019 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT

i watched the 16 shots documentary on showtime.........

the show clearly pointed out rahm purposely hid the video, thanks and part to david axelrod.
rushed a 5 million dollar payment to the so called family of laquan.

and the prick still got elected.........

the irony of anita alvarez getting the boot so we can elect kim foxx. WTF!!!

6/15/2019 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

won't be long

fenner can step in

6/15/2019 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony should tell LL that he went to Aruba to look for Natalee Holloway's body.

6/15/2019 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Mike Hunt said...

Kim Jong Lori is BOSS!!!!

6/15/2019 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So self-absorbed!

6/15/2019 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blame everyone but the people who are doing it.

6/15/2019 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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depending on years of full-time, continuous law enforcement experience, with a competitive benefit package

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the mayor and its citizens support their police

6/15/2019 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tony hire an attorney and sue

6/15/2019 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

VIOLENT SUMMER MONTHS?! The whole year is a violent summer month. Good for you Tony. Family first.

6/15/2019 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If HATRED is Care, then she is MOTHER TERESA. The Left has reared its ugly head and her behavior clearly exhibits her disdain of those who aren't like her...shameful!!

6/15/2019 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard a rumor which is unconfirmed at this time, that Grannie Clampett is gonna be runnin things here.

6/15/2019 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recently watched Catch-22 (the original, not the George Clooney remake). Change the uniforms to blue
and it is the police department. It is funny, sad and true all at the same time.

6/15/2019 02:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watching the Showtime 16 shot documentary. Kim Foxx is a real piece of shit. Talking about how the Police need to be accountable, never mentioning offenders or victims.

6/15/2019 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Mayor Lightfoot, In 1992 I defied the odds of growing up to a single mother on the streets of East Garfield Park. I raised my right hand and swore to God I’d do everything I could to protect ANY person who called 911 and be a role model to children no different than I was. For over 25 years I saw the look of desperation in the eyes of the mothers and understood, because it was the same look I saw in my mothers eyes everyday. To make a change is going to require you to think OUTSIDE THE BOX and you will need the cooperation of all the CPD, which you will not have showing nothing but disdain towards them. My suggestion for next Superintendant would be an outsider of strong character and that person would be Sheriff David Clarke. He could be the strong male character so needed on our mean streets AND he’d call out this “fetal” pussy bullshit and the FOP’S nonsense. He’d immediately have the respect of the rank and file and brass and scare the hell out of the thugs. To hire from within is just the same old, same old and will prove you to be a machine fraud. It’s your call.

6/15/2019 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Captain Jill Stephens! Your dad taught you well! 018 is getting a prince. Well actually a princess. She leads by example and will institute 4 hour days in 018 like she had in Special Events. Well deserved

6/15/2019 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mel brooks “it’s good to be king”

6/15/2019 02:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can be sure as hell the next Superintendent will not be from within the city ranks. This Mayor will go outside and wouldn’t be surprised if she promotes a civilian.

6/15/2019 02:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


If it’s truly time for change Lori then fire Riccio. Make an example out of him that clout is dead, you are the boss and things are going to change. Otherwise it’s the same old same old.

She can’t fire him for taking a designated vacation. He obviously had it planned in advance with the blessing of the superintendent. You sound like a fool. Stay off the blog.

6/15/2019 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don’t know Riccio and can’t stand our merit bosses or the crap we deal with from them, but if the Mayor fires him she’s making him a martyr. The lengths people will go to avoid calling out the real problem is insane. It’s like blaming the Hindenburg explosion on an Aardvark.

6/15/2019 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing will happen.it was already aprroved. Only applies to policemen

6/15/2019 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ricci has the age and time. Medical for awhile, pull the pin and live on his 135K a year pension.

6/15/2019 06:53:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Does she even realize that Riccio was about to retire/can retire anytime if he wants to and tell this department and the mayor to go pound sand! If I had that much rank and that much time and the age...the mayor needs to think before she opens her mouth...She hasn’t figured out that every noise she makes is heard!


Doesn’t work that way for exempts. They leave here and go on to another government job at $135,000. I and I’m sure you can name dozens of them that now work at universities, for the sheriff, and obscure well paying government job with a title and not much work

6/15/2019 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We were just informed that Jill Stevens is the new XO of 018. So much for Gory Lori’s ethic reforms. Business as usual nothing to see here.

6/15/2019 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of you on this thread must be in units since your are defending this guy. Patrol gets time off cancelled last minute all the time.so it's about time these kids ass gold stars get the same treatment. Here's a guy that has some of the worst merit picks in the last 10 years. And who has had a spot since he has been a ppo. Now he actually got treated like a beat copper and everyone is up in arms. Welcome to the job Tony it only took you 30nyears to see what its like to be a po in patrol.

6/15/2019 05:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The family of illegals, whose pregnant wife was killed for a baby...demanding to hold CPD accountable.... for what?.. looks like we now have an illegals lotto ,after ghetto one.. this.. after hospital shells out $600,000 in care for brain dead baby..

6/15/2019 12:43:00 AM

According to their family spokesperson, a lawsuit might be initiated because they are a Spanish-only speaking family and they were terribly disrespected by the CPD. No specific examples of the disrepect were offered.

6/15/2019 09:12:00 AM

What a joke on American,Chicago taxpayers ..mother was on 2nd kid ,at 19,& family where are they getting money to live on ?

6/15/2019 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Staples will be #3.
..
WRONG...

The chief of Patrol, Fred Waller, is 3rd in command when the sup & 1st Deputy are out...

6/15/2019 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I were Riccio I’d say Fuck You and retire.

6/15/2019 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Lori is slowly moving top brass out. Eddie gone sept.1, Riccio also gone sept.1 or sooner. 2 waste of taxpayers money.

6/15/2019 10:22:00 AM

Why so little mention of Special Ed's tenure as 6th district commander ?

6/15/2019 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dammit Riccio you took off a week, because you weren't here those 6 people were murdered....

I'm still waiting for the daily lightfoot rumor

6/15/2019 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
If he had any balls, he’d just retire. Supt is in hospital, 1st retired, other exempts retiring Do it all before the real summer starts. Let her suffer. Everyone else do the minimum to get by. Let her come crawling back.

All that eap bs is a lie. They’ll work you to death if you give them a chance.

6/15/2019 11:06:00 AM

I'm, Riccio is the 1st

6/15/2019 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I keep seeing Ricco's name on the news and paper, what about the Commander in Public transportation, she was off the Holiday weekend. Double Standard!

6/15/2019 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first week of June is NOT the summer. It's Spring.

6/15/2019 06:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who gives a rat's ass !!!!!

6/15/2019 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Just Say'n said...


And just like that Riccio's meteoric rise in CPD fizzles out, and comes to an end. BTW...I have never heard of a job where you can have almost 30 years on, and still not get a Summer Vacation if you want one. Think about it Lori...Now go kiss your girl stretch...

Just Say'n...

6/15/2019 06:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting read in the Tribune Perspective section Friday 14 June by David Greislig. He cites a Loyola University professor Stephen Rushin who studied 31 police departments with consent degrees. Guess what he found? Violence levels go up! Maybe some trolls can explain this, why the blood of black and brown people are OK as long as they get their hate the police decree approved. I'm expecting to read a letter from the ACLU to refute his claims................

6/15/2019 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Chick" has been on the job for two weeks and then takes a highly expensive two week vacation paid for by the tax=payers,and is bitching about one guy who took an accrued vacation out of his own time on his own dime. Somebody should file a mentally unfit complaint against her as she is obviously too deranged to be a sitting mayor.

6/15/2019 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous In the know, or NOT said...

Multiple birds are going to be killed with a single stone. Look for Waller to be anointed as Interim 1st Deputy (Riccio is out) but LL will not replace EJ till the end of the summer (regardless of his medical condition) when she boots FatHeadEd, Waller & Staples (circa October 2019).

Old 1st Deputy Kevin Navarro (in AZ) to be hired as an outside contractor by City Hall Chief of Staff M. Claussen to advise on a replacement for FatHeadEd (as a gift for stepping aside when he did) because the nice job in AZ isn’t enough.

Also being announced Monday are 3 new Captains:
Stevens to 018
McCruden to 009
Aldridge to 001

6/15/2019 07:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Riccio should be gone all he did was promote his people in merit spots like every other boss. That merit sgt jan Ashley or better yet DeJesus so she can appeal to more bosses for merit. This fool was taken out of detective class to be made sgt and then was hidden away as a secretary in homan square. A boss that allows that to happen gets no sympathy, everyone else is denied time but they can take off...Hope Lori cans his ass! Bosses do not look out for patrol so let them feel what its like when you have a shitty supervisor/boss.

6/15/2019 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess they still cannot live out of the city I don’t think we will ever get a residency stopped, then again though if you work for the city being required to live here is a small price to pay for them out of money we are paid;

Dozens Of CPS Employees Violate Longstanding Residency Requirement
https://www.google.com/amp/s/chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/03/01/chicago-public-shools-residency-requirement-violations/amp/

6/15/2019 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like him or not riccio is one of the only if not the only exempt to ever pass a promotional exam in this dorry sad crop of exempts. When u see a commander wearing his police ciat over his casual clothing u know the job is really really gone.

6/15/2019 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares. Riccio's merit picks are horrendous. He likes the ladies. He messes with the D Unit. He doesn't stand up for Patrol. How many hours does he have on the book? Let's FOIA all the exempts time due for the past few years. I bet the house that hardly any hours were burned. He's had a charmed career. Go take your $150,000 and get lost.

6/15/2019 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Mayor Lightfoot, In 1992 I defied the odds of growing up to a single mother on the streets of East Garfield Park. I raised my right hand and swore to God I’d do everything I could to protect ANY person who called 911 and be a role model to children no different than I was. For over 25 years I saw the look of desperation in the eyes of the mothers and understood, because it was the same look I saw in my mothers eyes everyday. To make a change is going to require you to think OUTSIDE THE BOX and you will need the cooperation of all the CPD, which you will not have showing nothing but disdain towards them. My suggestion for next Superintendant would be an outsider of strong character and that person would be Sheriff David Clarke. He could be the strong male character so needed on our mean streets AND he’d call out this “fetal” pussy bullshit and the FOP’S nonsense. He’d immediately have the respect of the rank and file and brass and scare the hell out of the thugs. To hire from within is just the same old, same old and will prove you to be a machine fraud. It’s your call.

6/15/2019 02:21:00 PM

And you think this pandering progressive lesbian that has been playing kissy face with the old dumbocrats on the east and west coasts would ever hire the conservative, Clarke? You can't be that delusional. If she does pick an outsider it will be one with the same ideology and agenda she has. Very likely to be a black female with plenty of at-ti-tude. Perhaps that nitwit chief from Dallas or even the old hag from Spokane, as she and Litegroot sing the same song. By the way, the thugs would still be laughing even if Clarke became Sup because they gots the Faux Foxx and a host of useless prosecutors and judges all anxious to approve ridiculous plea deals because they be the criminal scum are the real victims. Plenty of examples of it everyday in the CWBChicago blog. You can see how it goes, scumbag rams officers, exits with gun, thugs and thugettes and their mamas riot. Same old tune. It's the police that be the problem not my boy. The little frog knows her voting base and she hates cops to boot. Watch her put pandering into high gear as her term goes on and she feels she is losing votes. You know she will hire someone she can control but someone that is also a dead from the neck up progressive.

As far as being fetal? Why is that being a pussy? Lightfoot and her cadre of fools and flakes are standing by to drop you in it and let you sink like a rock if things go sour. As long as one comes to the aid of other officers when there is a 10-1 emergency then I see no problem with self preservation and the art of staying fetal. Let the hoodrats wait, they hate the police anyway. Juveniles steal a car, why even start to chase, there will be no real punishment anyway, and if one has a gun... well then it's bound to be the fault of the police. A no-win situation all the way around. She cares about her "family" but certainly not yours. And she cares nothing about the opinions of how to fix things given by this blog. She is a typical progressive hypocritical elitist.

6/15/2019 08:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He could be the strong male character so needed on our mean streets AND he’d call out this “fetal” pussy bullshit and the FOP’S nonsense. He’d immediately have the respect of the rank and file and brass and scare the hell out of the thugs. To hire from within is just the same old, same old and will prove you to be a machine fraud. It’s your call.

6/15/2019 02:21:00 PM

I was with you until the 4 sentences above.

(1) "fetal" pussy bullshit? You keep being aggressive out there. I will not buy a ticket to your fund-raising party for your legal woes, i will not contribute to your go fund me and I will not send money to your commissary account.

(2) FOP's nonsense? There is no nonsense. They are protecting their members. That is their whole purpose.

(3) He’d immediately have the respect of the rank and file and brass and scare the hell out of the thugs. What? The man is not God. Hey, I like the guy, too, but there is only so much any of us can do in today's climate. The old days are gone, gone, gone. If you have at least one working brain cell, you should remember. Aggressive patrol is a thing of the past. I, too, believe he would be respected by the rank and file, but not for too long. He would be respected by the brass and scare the thugs? Oh man, you are in la-la land.

4) LL would NEVER hire Sheriff David Clarke, and Sheriff Clarke would not want to work for her.

6/15/2019 08:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great deals on vacations in the Dominican Republic. If you can get time off it's the place to go. People are dying to go there.

6/15/2019 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


If this doesn't set the stage for the rest of us, nothing does. ALL coppers, especially those looking to climb the promotional ladder, should be questioning this insanity. Just shows you that you can be a target of stupidity no matter how good of a boss you are, and Riccio is one of the best. He absolutely does not deserve this. It is apparent that this is just a way for her to excuse her desire to launch him.

6/15/2019 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wtf is this another Lori lie wasting taxpayers money the city clerk will now duplicate completely the department of revenue:

City clerk says Lightfoot nixed plan to abolish her office in favor of working together to reduce punitive fines
https://chicago.suntimes.com/fran-spielman-show/2019/6/14/18679588/city-clerk-valencia-lightfoot-abolish-office-reduce-punitive-fines-denver-boot

City clerk is definitely not needed with a budget in the 10’s of millions, and she has a police detail paid sergeant pay and pension plus new unmarked police vehicles why? Come on fund raising Lori out of state constantly raising cash while you talk people walk, people are being shot maimed kilt and your jet setting again with your taxpayers paid large entourage!

6/15/2019 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Oh boo hoo another merit wonder getting chewed out. Hey you sold your soul for your promotions long ago so now you reap the benefits.now you know what it's like to be a po and constantly get fucked with.

6/15/2019 12:16:00 AM

The above post was written by one ignorant f#*k. If you are going to give your opinion, get your facts straight. He was not merit for any of his positions. You obviously never worked for him, otherwise you would know he is rare breed of boss who can quote all the G/O's, but still give you an answer as to how things should be done. He is a boss who looks after coppers like family, as long as you are legit and a worker. He is one of the few who remembers where he came from.

6/15/2019 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn’t work that way for exempts. They leave here and go on to another government job at $135,000. I and I’m sure you can name dozens of them that now work at universities, for the sheriff, and obscure well paying government job with a title and not much work

6/15/2019 04:31:00 PM

You are soooo wrong about this guy. He was about to pull the plug and was asked to stay on and commit to 2 years. He agreed to do so to help the Department, not to further his career. As for landing a "spot" he doesn't need it. You couldn't be more wrong. You just sound like a bitter and jealous person happy that a good boss is getting screwed.

6/15/2019 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Every day she threatens someone new! Today Little Lori decided to fuck with the last of the good guys. I have known Riccio for 20 years. This man has our backs. He actually snaps a salute or touches his heart EVERY TIME he walks into HQ past the stars of the fallen officers. He’s done that for years. This guy cares about cops. And all this over a furlo that HIS BOSS approved eight months ago. You lost me too now. I’m officially fetal.

6/15/2019 05:49:00 AM

Couldn't have said it any better. Spot on. The whinny bitch will lose one of the best bosses this department has ever had.

6/15/2019 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The no nothing green behind the ears mayor calling out a high rank copper with no substance to her claim just shows you what we are in for. You think Foxx is a joke, there is way more to come from the top floor of City Hall. Recline that chair and watch the entertainment. Just hope her future decisions don't get any coppers hurt. Tony, give her a piece of your mind behind closed doors and get the heck out of Dodge. You are too good for this place.

6/15/2019 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The family of illegals, whose pregnant wife was killed for a baby...demanding to hold CPD accountable.... for what?.. looks like we now have an illegals lotto ,after ghetto one.. this.. after hospital shells out $600,000 in care for brain dead baby..

6/15/2019 12:43:00 AM

I would venture to say that that bill is a whole lot more than $600k
And how is this any fault of the CPD? Cause we didn’t find the body fast enough?
She was murdered the same day she went missing.

6/15/2019 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Midget Mayor means to micromanage most matters more meanigfully monitored maturely.

6/15/2019 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So when are we going to fight and take our city back?

6/15/2019 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Congratulations Captain Jill Stephens! Your dad taught you well! 018 is getting a prince. Well actually a princess. She leads by example and will institute 4 hour days in 018 like she had in Special Events. Well deserved

6/15/2019 02:22:00 PM

Don’t panic 018, She’ll be gone by September. What a joke. Her husband too.

6/15/2019 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I have some news for all of you Police Officers regarding Lorrie. When she was the Head of OPS SHE WAS HATED. For one thing she is the typical black gay female who is educated. She came into OPS with a attitude. She looked down on most all of the black females who worked there, especially the good looking ones. The only ones who like her were the females who were either gay or bi-sexual. If you look at who she promoted, she promoted one gay Hispanic female, one gay White female, and one Black female. Her second in command was a 11th ward drunk political hack who ran the day to day operations. She hated him but because he came from the 11th Ward she could not touch him. (She tried several times but the Mayor's Chief of Staff told her before he goes you go) As far as Investigations were concerned she had a lawyers approach to every one of them. She had no concept of the "gray" area. In other words had no street creed. She despised the FOP back then especially she thought that as Police Officer should not have the opportunity to speak with a FOP Representative prior to any questioning. There were several investigator who she could rely on to make the case to fire someone. Don't be fooled about her being a-political. There were several black alderpersons who she frequently meet with along with the several very high profile "Religious Leaders". The only good thing I got to say about her was she did try to or did fire some very bad police officers. Before anyone gets on their high hoarse and question the last statement there are some bad Police Officers. She try to or did fire Police Officers who were sticking up or shaking down dope dealers, shaking down business owners, running illegal gambling operations, and Police Officers who were bagmen for a couple of alderpersons. In case anyone wants to know how I got this information is very simple: I worked there for over 20 years and in Lightfoots tenure, I worked there the whole time she was the head of OPS. I still have friends there and speak to them frequently.
6/15/2019 11:40:00 AM

It's a good thing that you were not there in the 1890's. If you had to go out and investigate a complaint about the police back then, you might have needed to get a "pool" high hoarse as all the other horses were already taken.

6/15/2019 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don’t feel bad for Riccio he already has a job lined up in Branson as a little people Tony Orlando impersonator.

6/15/2019 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lori Lightfoot really thinks that she can curtail the violent crime by demanding that the cops curtail the violent crime. How dumb of her.

6/15/2019 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I recently watched Catch-22 (the original, not the George Clooney remake). Change the uniforms to blue
and it is the police department. It is funny, sad and true all at the same time.
6/15/2019 02:01:00 PM

WOW! You learn something every day. Didn't know that there was a George Clooney remake of "Catch-22"! For all you youngsters out there, here's a little trivia for you that might win you a drink some night. When Garfunkle went off to make Catch-22, it pissed off Simon that he wasn't offered a role and ultimately led to the ending of Simon & Garfunkle. That's a free-bee to you millennials!

6/15/2019 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked for Tony Riccio. He is a good guy and ALWAYS took care of the police. Lori Left-foot (see what I did there, tied her political bent into her last name) needs to worry less about our furloughs, and start calling out the actual cause of violence in this city. No, Lori, NOT guns, gang-banging thugs of a certain racial demographic.

6/15/2019 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like Riccio got a taste of his own medicine

6/15/2019 10:04:00 PM  

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