Friday, February 15, 2008


Earlier in the week SCC had a post looking for info into a reported home invasion in Mt. Greenwood. I read the comments and they ranged from the reserved to the hysterical. All I knew about the incident was what the rumour mill was churning. Now this story from the Southtown Star:
A 20-year-old woman who was home alone at her police officer boyfriend's house in the 11200 block of South Central Park Avenue in the early hours of Sunday morning told police two men in "Scream" masks forced their way in and taped her to a chair.

She told investigators the burglars stole $40 and two tickets to a Bulls game and they demanded information about her boyfriend's brother, also a Chicago cop, Morgan Park district police said Monday.

According to her account, she managed to use her cell phone to send a text message to a neighbor, who released her from the chair once the burglars left.

The part of this story that the media omitted was that the offenders where black and the victim had earlier called 911 to report suspicious persons at 11100 block of Central Park in the alley. Armed with little to no information the usual rants, about 22, Area 2 the decline of the neighborhood and of course FOP, where abundant:
Holy crap....can someone verify? I knew this area was going downhill, but I didn't think it was THIS bad already... anyone want a ranch? Priced to sell....

2/11/2008 02:17:00 AM

Welcome to BAGHDAD!!! Wheres FOP???? Where is the Outrage??? You know this is how Detroit started its decline.

2/11/2008 06:39:00 AM

19B huh? Great job you dog asses! Did driving around the neighborhood for 15 minutes to look for these guys before interrupt your dvd or something. Take just a lil F*cking pride in what you do, at least have a work ethic.

2/11/2008 09:56:00 AM

These are just a sampling of the responses that this story generated.
Then we see this in the paper today.

Detectives probing the alleged home invasion Sunday at a Chicago cop's Mount Greenwood house have found inconsistencies in the victim's story that have prevented their investigation from moving forward, police sources said Thursday.

Calumet Area detectives and Chicago police news affairs officers have refused to release any information about the investigation in the four days since.

On Thursday, police sources told the SouthtownStar that investigators are examining whether the incident actually may have been some kind of domestic dispute.

I had talked to a few people who know the coppers and they are convinced that the girlfriend has issues and a home invasion isn't one of them.

Lets face it, the 22nd district 1st watch has a horrible reputation, Area 2 has some great people and some not so great people but the neighborhood on a whole is fine and FOP has nothing to do with this. I hope that her bullshit doesn't diminish the vigilance that off-duty coppers and their families need to maintain regardless of which district they live in.


Anonymous said...

"Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence … from the hour the Pilgrims landed to the present day, events, occurences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable … the very atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains evil interference — they deserve a place of honor with all that's good."
George Washington
First President of the United States

Anonymous said...

You are correct about the 1st Watch.

Word got out that it was an easy night, and call me what you want, the M/1 P/O's flocked there, so they could do nothing. To be 100% truthful, their are two or three m/2 dogs on 1st Watch too, but for the most part, the watch is made up with black coppers.

Why would they care if "one of their own" is driving through Mount Greenwood in the middle of the night? I have asked some of them before about this, and I have always been told, "Ain't nothing wrong or suspicious about it".

How to stop this...? BID! I know they have not had openings in a LOOONG time, but when they do, BID! Come home. There is work to be done, and you can get plenty of court in 22. The workers average 70 to 100 hours a period, and it is there if that is your thing.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how many sgts they took off the last couple of tests?

Anonymous said...

the whole story is a fabrication by the female girlfriend who is a police groupie---she was just pissed off at her boyfriend because he was out at the bar so she made up shit to get attention from him--this girl is a looney--po's beware she maybe a hottie but she certainly isnt worth your job--wake up

Anonymous said...

the last two sergeants classes were 50 each, 15 merits, 35 off the list.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the white coppers who live in 022 have more to be concerned about with the white trash that they hook up with than from any of the so-called "do nothing" black POs on 1st watch.
And if many of the white POs who work in 022 feel so strongly that their neighborhoods are poorly policed on 1st watch, why don't more of them voluntarily request to be reassigned to 1st watch on 022, if they feel they need more white PO representation out there on the mids? Just asking.

Anonymous said...

Hey, SCS, maybe you should change the header on this thread to "false police report!"

Anonymous said...

"...she may be a hottie but she certainly isn't worth your job..."

I'm ready to retire. Can I have her?

Anonymous said...

She's a pathological liar.

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