Thursday, July 31, 2008

LAWSUIT FOR LT EXAM

The lawsuit has been filed in United States District Court -Northern District of Illinois -Eastern Division Case #08CV4214. No status date has been set.


John Pallohusky
President
Chicago Police Sergeants’ Association

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

NANNY STATE

Saw this one in the Chicago Tribune today and the term "nanny state" comes to mind.
Chicago reigns supreme when it comes to treating its citizens like children (Las Vegas topped our rankings as America's freest city). Chicagoans pay the second-highest cigarette tax in the country, and the sixth-highest tax on alcohol. Chicago has more traffic-light cameras than any city in America (despite studies questioning their effectiveness), restricts cell phone use while driving, and it's quickly moving toward a creepy public surveillance system similar to London's.

This study even takes into account other variables.
And, for good measure, we also looked at the cities' gun laws, use of traffic and surveillance cameras, and tossed in an "other" category to catch weird laws such as New York's ban on unlicensed dancing, or Chicago's tax on bottled water.

The author ends with this advice...
So, let's turn our backs on a Windy City Nanny State. Chicagoans didn't need sage aldermen to tell them how to live their lives when the city was populated by farmers and meatpackers. There's no reason to go wimpy now that the city is home to traders and tech geeks, either.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

EGGHEADED BULLSHIT

The Northwestern University Center for Public Safety has recently released the results from the 2007 data gathered from Illinois police agencies.
Chicago Police officers are required to fill out a statistical study form when issuing a traffic citation (except traffic crash related) that asks race of driver, vehicle info, and was a search of the driver or passengers or vehicle conducted with or without consent and was any contraband recovered. The officers are also required to fill out a blue statically study card when a warning is issued as opposed to the citation. This practice is conducted throughout Illinois as mandated by law (625ILCS5/11-212).
This years results state the following (via Chicago Tribune)
Minority motorists in Chicago are about five times more likely than whites to undergo a "consent search," in which police at traffic stops ask permission to search vehicles.

Maybe the eggheads at NU should ask this question. What is the likelihood that when a person stopped in a high crime area and fails to produce a valid drivers license that that person isn’t issued any citation at all? I can tell you anecdotally that the numbers are staggering. You see whenever a person is driving without a valid d/l he is suppose to be brought into the station and issued citations along with an I-bond. This is time consuming and would cause a district to come to a complete standstill if there was even a 50% enforcement rate. The statistic gathers can not even fathom all the other variables that should be used in producing these findings.
The department deploys resources, other than district law, to areas of high crime. The higher the crime rate the more likely the area residents are minorities. Now get this straight, I did not say that a minority area necessarily has a high crime rate but that an area with a high crime rate is more likely to be minority. A unit like TRU or units assigned to Operation Safe Summer are sent to high crime, high minority neighborhoods and are going to make more stops of traffic violators than would be done in lower crime areas.
I don’t possess a grant to commission a study, but if I did I'm sure I too would be able to produce statistic that would dazzle you with my bullshit too.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

KEEP ON TOP OF THIS ONE

It appears that our brothers and sisters in blue in Memphis, Tennessee have their own forum to air out their displeasure's with the administration of the Memphis Police Department.
Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin and the city of Memphis have filed a lawsuit to learn who operates a blog harshly critical of Godwin and his department.

The lawsuit asks AOL to produce all information related to the identity of an e-mail address linked to MPD Enforcer 2.0, a blog popular with police officers that has been extremely critical of police leadership at 201 Poplar.

"This is another attempt at disrupting an outlet for officers to gather and complain about the administration," they said on the site.

"Further, this allows us unrestricted communication with the citizens of Memphis. The citizens should be made aware of the scandals that rock the administration and shudder the rocky foundation in which they operate today."

The bloggers also said city attorneys earlier this year wrote a threatening letter on city letterhead to a company that produced T-shirts for the bloggers.

Read the whole article here.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS

Frank Penn, a contributing writer for the Chicago Daily Observer, takes our mayor and, to a lesser extent, our superintendent to task on their opinions concerning the the Heller decision.
On Daley
After hearing Daley and others in our ruling classes bemoaning the Heller decision with inane and absurd arguments I wondered where Illinois democratic politicians go to get their IQ’s lowered.

On Weis
that the overwhelming majority of homicide offenders AND their victims (who are often in possession of firearms themselves when they are killed by the offenders, often in mutual combat) are convicted felons who are presently prohibited by any number of federal, state, and local laws from even possessing, much less employing, in crime any firearm at any time.
Weis said in a Sun-Times article that 75 percent of Chicago’s murders involve firearms. So far this year, Chicago Police have responded to 15,000 “man with a gun” calls and 27,000 calls of “shots fired.” Does he really believe that allowing law abiding citizens handguns in their homes would create a significant increase of these statistics?

Interesting read.

Monday, July 14, 2008

LOCK'EM UP!!!

I have lacked motivation lately to post anything but I hope to start back to publishing on a daily basis.

Don't allow yourself to be treated like shit by these ignorant assholes anymore. Back each other up and when the opportunity arises lock these fuckers up. Don't do it for Jody, the Deputy, your Commander or the W/C, do it for yourself and all the others who have to encounter the piece of shit in the future.

More and more I see coppers not locking someone up after a shitty encounter with these wretched assholes. They lack any respect for the law and any respect for you the police officer. Inconvience them, take away their cars take away their freedom, even if its for only 8 hours. Do it!

I had to get that off my chest.

See the video of Taste Of Chicago on Second City Cop.


Be safe everybody.
Lock'em up!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

ARRANGEMENTS

Visitation For Officer Richard Francis
Sunday, 6 JUL 08 at 1200hrs to 2100hrs
Cooney Funeral Home
3918 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago.
St. Jude 1900hrs

Funeral Mass
Monday, 7 JUL 08 at 1100hrs
St. Monica Catholic Church
5136 N. Nottingham Ave., Chicago

Internment will be private


In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, 1359 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607.

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

On July 4, 1776 this great document....


..... was signed by these great men......



thus creating this greatest nation on earth!

Richard Francis #5276

A final salute for a good cop
BY FRANK MAIN AND ANNIE SWEENEY Crime Reporters
Sun-Times

Slain officer a beat cop to the core
By Angela Rozas and Robert Mitchum | Chicago Tribune reporters

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

19TH DISTRICT OFFICER MURDERED



19th District officer Richard Francis #5276, 60, a 27 year veteran was murdered this morning at Belmont & Western.

Thoughts and prayers for Officer Francis, his family, friends and the men and women of the 19th district.




Rest In Peace Richard

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