Sarge,Do you know of a fast moving south or west side district. Me and partner are getting messed over by the W/C. We have been split up after making a great traffic/UUW pinch on a guy with a federal warrant and getting super kudos from a good looking fed chick after the arrest. We lead the watch in UUWs and Movers/Parkers/Curfews/Part 1 arrests. Please recommend a fast moving district that has some ammenities. I hears that 009, 012 and 021 are good because they have action but good places to eat, local universities and good looking yuppie babes. My partner and I would like to stay together in our day off group, our own car, and not get stuck with grouchy old guys when one of us is on the medical which is like super rare. Later on in a year or two we would like to get on SWAT, HIDTA, or the FBI/JTTF. In return we will work hard, carry your watch, and make the bosses look good. WE don't however do CAPS. My partners dad told us avoid 005, 006, 007 and 004Seamus from the northside.
They forgot to mention who it was who got the 2nd highest amount of campaign donations from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae before they failed - Obama! Who got the most? Chris Dodd the Dumocrat who heads the Senate Banking Committee! Obama and Dodd were raking in the cash and looking the other way while Freddie & Fannie made billions in "liar" loans and destroyed the mortgage banking system. Change you can believe in? Sounds more like the old boy network all over again!Obama - a proud graduate of Chicago Machine Politics - laughing at the poor and middle class while he lines his own pockets! Daley is PROUD of you!!
McCain is putting this out too late,he shaould have stated exposing the corruption in Illinois 6 months ago. The sheeple outside of Illinois are unaware of what goes on here.
I AM NO FAN OF JOHN McCAIN, OUTSIDE OF HIS MILITARY SERVICE, IF IT WASN'T FOR SARAH PALIN I WOULD BE VOTING LIBERTARIAN.
Obama will still win in November.Putting his picture next to the bums won't stop him. McCain has to show he's a better candidate, and so far, he hasn't. Let's face it, Obama could (if he chose to) just put out an ad putting McCain's swollen puss up next to Bush's. 8 years of "W" have left this country in quite a mess, one it will take us years to climb out of.
To September 23 @ 11:00am....You got to be kidding...right?? Look around you...mabye you could tell us where a good place to work is. The way you make it sound is as if you are the ultimate police officer with a head so fat that when you walk into a room you need to lube your ears to fit into a door..movers,parkers and curfews are NOT police work....movers are used for probable cause...as are parkers...curfews are babysitting someone else's kid who could care less about where they are...Don't get hung up on "Part 1 arrests" they are great but any arrest is good...they all count towards your stats. 012 is dead...021 is dead...009 is busy...if you are looking for chicks...go to a bar or strip club...this is the police department...Good luck with the HIDTA or FBI/JTTF...hope you are heavier than whale shit!! SWAT is all about you and if you can pass the training....phone call doesn't hurt but you need to preform and be on the top of the pile...good luck!! Don't eat too much cake kid.
Stay North, Seamus. The very fact that you came on this blog and whined about what happened in your NS District tells most of the working police that you aren't ready to leave Area 3.
Rest In Peace Sergeant Timothy Kelly 009 District. Passed away from a heart attack at the police academy on 24SEP08.
SCS,The mainstream media is finally picking up what we having been saying for years. They are still blatantly lying about the extent of the manpower shortage but at least they are now being forced to acknowledge it. I encourage every officer to read the article and comment on it,e-mail it to your friends and family and take action. Call your elected officials and demand that they ensure you are safe by hiring the correct amount of PO's. Why do districts like 016,008,022,020,019,017 have to suffer while the tactical and gang teams are routinely stripped from them? What will happen if there are Cubs/Sox Riots,Obama Riots or a 9/11 type catastrophe??? I have written to both Presidential candidates asking them about the lack of law enforcement in urban cities and what there initiatives are to confront these issues. I propose another Federal hiring initiative similar to President Clintons in the early 1990's(Crime Bill Initiative). The CPD hired literally thousands of officers over the course of 1990-1998. The NYPD recently had ONE graduating class of 1,103 recruits.City seeing more crime, fewer copsUnion says the ranks are short 250 officersThe Chicago Police Department is down hundreds of officers despite pledges by City Hall to boost the force to combat growing violent crime, police union and department officials confirmed Wednesday.http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-chicago-cop-jobs-25-sep25,0,7993279.storyThis was posted under the comments:The City of Chicago is lying to say the least, the Chicago Police Department is down several thousand officers and it is not only impacting officer/citizen safety but taking a huge psychological toll on CPD officers. The officers have been screaming for more manpower for two years to deaf ears. We need the citizens of Chicago to take action and call their elected officials and demand that the City of Chicago hire more officers before something like 9/11occurs and you are left to fend for oursleves.This is a very serious public safety hazzard that impacts not only Chicago residents and officers but tourists and visitors to Chicago.Please do your part before Chicago turns into a crime ridden disaster like Detroit.
Even the Clintons see the inevitable demise of Obama and realize that the McCain/Palin ticket is the best one for America.Bill Clinton lavishes praise on McCainClinton had kinds words for John McCain Thursday.Bill Clinton has long pointed out he has enjoyed a good relationship with John McCain, but for a moment the former president almost sounded like a surrogate for the Republican presidential nominee Thursday morning.http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/
Nobama,Keep the Change.
NYPD officers approve new contract New York City police union officials say officers have overwhelmingly approved a contract that gives them a 17 percent raise over four years and increases starting pay for rookies. Top pay will go from $59,588 to $65,382. It's the first deal between the city and the police officers' union since 1994 that didn't have to be decided by a state arbitration panel. Members of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association approved the contract by 94 percent.Under the agreement, which covers 23,000 officers, starting annual pay for rookies goes from $36,000 to more than $40,000. The officers' contract is retroactive to Aug. 1, 2006, and runs to July 31, 2010.The PBA is the nation's largest municipal police unionNo arbitration necessary, Mayor Bloomberg appreciates his PD.
Palin is the only real hope in this election. The U.S. is going to go into debt for generations with this so-called "bailout," which was caused by the greedy pricks in BOTH parties. Obama works from the Chicago machine playbook, i.e., 1)Tax, 2)Create more Sheeple with Giveaways, 3)Let things go to Shit. (This playbook was co-authored by Daley, Jesse, the Revs, and the alderpeeps.) If you want change you can believe in, you can believe Obama will work hard to change the U.S.A. into a bigger version of Chicago: A broke sanctuary for illegals with outrageous real estate & retail taxes that panders to criminals and rewards the shiftless.McCain will be a one-term President. Palin will stand for election after him, and she's cut from the same mold of the ones who founded this country: hard-working family-loving Christian patriots. The liberals along with the entrenched pols and greedy corporate thieves are all shaking with fear that Palin will get into the White House. That alone should be enough to support her.
My condolences to the family and friends of Sgt. Timothy Kelly-R.I.P.
Life is too short, make sure to stop and smell the flowers every once and awhile.
How many zeros in a billion? This is too true to be funny.The next time you hear a politician use the word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about whether you want the 'politicians' spending YOUR tax money.A billion is a difficult number to comprehend,but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of it's releases.A.A billion seconds ago it was 1959.B.A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.C.A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.D.A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.E.A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate our governmentis spending it.While this thought is still fresh in our brain...let's take a look at New Orleans ...It's amazing what you can learn with some simple division.Louisiana Senator,Mary Landrieu (D) is presently askingCon g ressfor 250 BILLION DOLLARSto rebuild New Orleans . Interesting number...what does it mean? A.Well... if you are one of the 484,674 residents ofNew Orleans (every man, woman, and child) you eac h get $516,528.B.Or... if you have one of the 188,251 homes in New Orleans , your home gets $1,329,787.C.Or... if you are a family of four...your family gets $2,066,012.Washington, D.C< HELLO!>Are all your calculators broken??Accounts Receivable Tax Building Permit Tax CDL License Tax Cigarette Tax &nbs p ;Corporate Income Tax Dog License Tax Federal Income Tax < BR>Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) Fishing License Tax Food License Tax Fuel Permit Tax Gasoline Tax Hunting Licen s e Tax Inheritance Tax Inventory Tax IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax) IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax) Liquor Tax Luxury Tax Marriage License Tax Medicare Tax Property Tax Real Estate Tax Service charge taxes Social Security Tax Road Usage Tax (Truckers) Sales Taxes Recreational Vehicle TaxSchool Tax State Income Tax State Unemployment Tax (SUTA) Telephone Federal Excise Tax Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge TaxTelephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges& nbsp;Tax Telephone State and Local Tax Telephone Usage ChargeTax Utility Tax Vehicle License Registration Tax Vehicle Sales Tax Watercraft Registration Tax Well Permit Tax Workers Compensation Tax STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago...and our nation was the most prosperous in the world.We had absolutely no national debt... We had the largest middle class in the world... and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.What happened?Can you spell 'politicians!' And I still have to press '1' for English.I hope this goes around theUSA at least 100 times What the heck happened???
Barack Obama Bin-Laden says---My Brother-In-Allah will be pardoned after my coronation as Califate of the newly formed Islamic States of America. The others are infidels and will be dealt with harshly. It is the will of Allah.Change you will be forced to believe in.
The number one problem facing the CPD is the fact that we are short, upwards of 2,000 sworn personnel, and this is being concealed. The officers know it, they see it and they feel it. Morale is in the toilet. There is no leadership or support being displayed, at any managerial level. The CPD wrongfully stripped and fired some officers. This has had long-lasting repercussions within the rank and file. The disciplinary process is not fair and objectively based. The promotional process is primarily based upon clout, not on knowledge or competency. The existing merit system leads to great frustration. We work six straight days in a row with CPD's archaic work schedule. The work schedule further increases stress levels. The residency requirement is killing the job, by keeping qualified younger officers away. The media hammers the CPD unfairly, on a daily basis. The contract has been expired for 15+ months, with no resolution in sight. The squad cars, computers and radio batteries don't function properly. Other times, there are not enough squad cars, radios and batteries to equip all the officers working. Equipment shortages and malfunctions place officers in additional danger. Officers routinely find themselves semi-involuntarily working alone. Working alone resulted in Officer Richard Francis's murder in July. The contract stipulates that officers work as two man units, during the hours of darkness. If officers complain about being assigned to work alone, retaliation will come about. Compensatory time is routinely denied, due to manpower requirements. Chicago is an exceedingly expensive city to reside in, with a very high cost of living and the worst public schools in the nation. Chicago has the some of the highest taxes in the nation,IE. sales tax. The officers are also picking up an overall feeling of hopelessness and despair, this is downright dangerous. To be fair, Superintendent Jody Weis inherited a shipwreck of monstrous proportions from Phil Cline. This situation did not just arise under Weis's tenure, but has been festering for sometime. This situation was definitively made much worse under Cline's tenure. Many officers, initially applauded the appointment of an esteemed outsider taking the reigns. Officers believed that change was forthcoming. Some of Weis's initial moves immediately changed that assumption though. Weis sought and obtained Federal charges against Bill Cozzi, this was the icing on the cake. Chicago Police Officers work in some of the nation's worst Hell holes. These officers are routinely involved in life and death situations; that are to say, unnerving. Chicago is the third largest city in the nation, but now has the highest homicide rate and violent crime rate in America. NYC has a population of 8.6 million, while Chicago has 2.86 million. This year,Chicago is exceeding NYC's homicide rate. City politicians claim that there is a 430 million dollar deficit. Yet, there is over 800 million dollars sitting in the TIF Funds, 500 million dollars sitting in a bond fund from the lease of the Chicago Skyway, and who knows how much money accrued from the lease of Midway Airport. Last year's record property tax increase was to fund police hiring, and to settle labor contracts. Where has all this money gone? Ironically, the politicians claim broke. This all, coincidentally coincides, while the police contract is being negotiated; and allegedly justifies the critical manpower shortage. Officers believe the monies are being diverted for the 2016 Summer Olympics. This is occurring at the expense of Chicago's children, residents, visitors, tourists and officers' safety. Many chess experts, view the knight as one of the most important strategic game pieces. The knight is a necessity to win a chess game. Knights guard and defend the King, at all cost. What happens when the knights are all turned into pawns? Remember, we are the eyes and ears, and the pulse of the third largest city in the United States. Overall pressure is building in society; fueled by the impending economic woes, the daily stress, terrorism, the wars, the disgust with corruption, and the moral decay in society. We know and feel that something is seriously askew. You could call us the blue canaries, yet we still stick it out, and keep you safe. It's okay, joke about us,scorn us, denigrate us and look down upon us. Realize one thing, when we fail or fall in battle: Who will protect you and yours, in this AntI-GuN asylum state, called Chicago, Illinois???
Sarge,Do you know of a fast moving south or west side district. Me and partner are getting messed over by the W/C. We have been split up after making a great traffic/UUW pinch on a guy with a federal warrant and getting super kudos from a good looking fed chick after the arrest. We lead the watch in UUWs and Movers/Parkers/Curfews/Part 1 arrests. Please recommend a fast moving district that has some ammenities. I hears that 009, 012 and 021 are good because they have action but good places to eat, local universities and good looking yuppie babes. My partner and I would like to stay together in our day off group, our own car, and not get stuck with grouchy old guys when one of us is on the medical which is like super rare. Later on in a year or two we would like to get on SWAT, HIDTA, or the FBI/JTTF. In return we will work hard, carry your watch, and make the bosses look good. WE don't however do CAPS. My partners dad told us avoid 005, 006, 007 and 004Seamus from the northside.Tue Sep 23, 11:00:00 AMTell you what, kid. Stay on the Northside!!! One good arrest doesn't make a career. .....and by the way, the indians don't tell the chief what to do, it is the other way around.Once you get a couple of hashmarks on your arm you will understand.
IMPORTANT QUESTION: Are the Sgts going along with this new schedule changes? FOP is going around telling people your going to work 16 less days a year with 4 and 2 schedule, but you are working an extra .5hrs a day to make up for that . So your working day furlough is converted to hours: 25day=200hrs, now use it for a furlough under the pilot schedule and you have to burn 8.5hrs per v-day allowing you only 23.5 days of furlough days so you lose a day and a half, 12.5 hours lost and given back to the city along with having to burn .5hrs every time you use your BFD days (3hrs total). So your losing 12.5hrs on furlough and 3hrs on BFD's and when you take time of course you'll burn .5 more hours instead of 8 (what you had earned). The city is coming out way ahead. According to FOP,if pilot works out and city likes it, it will continue and the work day will be 8.5hrs but you will only get 8hr credit for V-days and BFD's, sounds like shit, giving all this up for what?
To September 23 @ 11:00am....You got to be kidding...right?? Look around you...mabye you could tell us where a good place to work is. The way you make it sound is as if you are the ultimate police officer with a head so fat that when you walk into a room you need to lube your ears to fit into a door..movers,parkers and curfews are NOT police work....movers are used for probable cause...as are parkers...curfews are babysitting someone else's kid who could care less about where they are...Don't get hung up on "Part 1 arrests" they are great but any arrest is good...they all count towards your stats. 012 is dead...021 is dead...009 is busy...if you are looking for chicks...go to a bar or strip club...this is the police department...Good luck with the HIDTA or FBI/JTTF...hope you are heavier than whale shit!! SWAT is all about you and if you can pass the training....phone call doesn't hurt but you need to preform and be on the top of the pile...good luck!! Don't eat too much cake kid.We like 012 that way! although we have had 7 shot, 1 dead in the past week or so, it comes and goes in spurts now....
Palin is the only real hope in this election. The U.S. is going to go into debt for generations with this so-called "bailout," which was caused by the greedy pricks in BOTH parties. We are not going into debt for generations with the bailout, by most experts estimates the Government will probably make money when the market comes back and they re-sell the loans, although it was funny to hear Pelosi talking about taxing Wall street, typical Democratic strategy, either raise or create a new tax...unreal...
Prayers for the OCD officer shot, his family and friends. Hang in there brother, God Bless You!!!
SCS,Take a look at this, how bad were things last night or what is going on with the hospitals in Chicago. The commenter has a very valid point. I really believe the reason Chalkie fails so much is because of outstanding medical trauma care.September 28, 2008 FROM SUN-TIMES NEWS GROUP WIRE REPORTSA 20-year-old man was fatally stabbed after a verbal fight became physical early Sunday in the North Side’s Ravenswood neighborhood.The incident happened in the 4600 block of North Rockwell Avenue about 1:50 a.m., according to a Belmont District police lieutenant.Two men in their 20s were involved in a verbal fight that escalated and became physical, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.Man, 20, fatally stabbed in RavenswoodAt some point during the altercation, one of the men was fatally stabbed, Mirabelli said.Kevin Curtis, of 4108 N. Lawndale Ave., was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center at 2:20 a.m., according to a spokesman at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, who said Curtis was stabbed at 4639 N. Rockwell Ave.The other man involved in the fight was also injured in the stabbing and was taken to an area hospital, police said.Belmont Area detectives are investigating.Commenter:zoe m wrote: How sad. I wonder why the victim was taken to a trauma center 24 miles away in Oak Lawn, when there are several much closer in the city - Advocate Illinois Masonic, Stroger, Mount Sinai and Northwestern Memorial.I hope the reason isn't that those facilities were already full up with other trauma victims of violence. God help us all in Mayor Daley's under-policed Chicago, if that's the case. http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1190120,stabbing092808.article
Figures semun is from the north side.
IMPORTANT QUESTION: Are the Sgts going along with this new schedule changes?With the 10 hour days-yes.
Bailout marks Karl Marx's comebackhttp://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fpcomment/archive/2008/09/29/bailout-marks-karl-marx-s-comeback.aspx
A 2007 Associated Press photograph, suppressed until now, shows the school register of the child who is today known as Barack Hussein Obama but was officially listed then as Barry Soetoro, whose citizenship was listed as "Indonesian" and whose religion was listed as "Islam." The visual evidence starkly contradicts the Obama campaign's claim that he was not a Muslim and confirms that he is a national of at least one other country. In addition, it raises the highly problematic issue of what is Obama's official name. If it turns out to Barry Soetoro, and no official change of name was ever made, Obama may face an array of charges of deception and misprision that may throw into doubt, at the very least, his fitness to run. Deep doubts remain about the veracity of the "certificate of live birth" image produced for his campaign by the radical left-wing Daily Kos blog. There are reports that investigative teams -- from the Republican and Democratic parties as well as various intelligence agencies -- are seeking out the details of his murky childhood from Kenya to Indonesia. There are indications of growing disquiet in the circles of power that the so-called "smears" may have understated the gravity of the candidate's identity problem: he may not be American, he was not raised Christian and, it appears, he was not Barack Hussein Obama. The evidence of the candidate's un-American, un-Christian upbringing is nothing new, and has been documented by bloggers as early as 2007 and by Israel Insider in our very first report on this subject in June of this year. But until now the photograph of his school record has been lacking. The image is dated from 2007 and was apparently taken to accompany an AP article that appeared in January of that year. Ironically, that article was about how Obama was rejecting the untrue charge that the public school he attended was a radical Indonesian madrassa. Some excerpts: "We will not be swift-boated," said Obama communications director Robert Gibbs. "And we won't take allegations that are patently untrue lying down." "Obama's mother, divorced from Obama's father, married a man from Indonesia named Lolo Soetoro, and the family relocated to the country from 1967-71. At first, Obama attended the Catholic school, Fransiskus Assisis, where documents showed he enrolled as a Muslim, the religion of his stepfather. The document required that each student choose one of five state-sanctioned religions when registering -- Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Catholic or Protestant. Gibbs said he wasn't sure why the document had Obama listed as a Muslim." Gibbs may not have been sure, but it appears that the Obama campaign made sure that this image did not see the light of day, because the photographic listing of the candidate, even as a child, as an Indonesian whose religion was Islam was worth, well, a thousand words. "Senator Obama has never been a Muslim," Gibbs said in the article. "As a six-year-old in Catholic school, he studied the catechism." That may be Gibbs' assertion, but evidence from grown-up school chums of little Barry Soetoro indicates that he studied, and excelled in, the teachings of the Koran in the original Arabic and could recite the Shehada, the Islamic article of faith, by heart, and with a decent tune, according to the New York Times roving columnist Nicholas Kristof, to whom "Obama" remarked that the sound of the Muslim call to prayer was one of the world's most beautiful sounds. The AP article quoted Iis Darmawan, 63, Obama's kindergarten teacher, who "remembers him as an exceptionally tall and curly haired child who quickly picked up the local language and had sharp math skills. 'He wrote an essay titled, "I Want To Become President,"' the teacher said." She didn't indicate which country he wanted to become president of. The AP caption reads: "This registration document, made available on Jan. 24, 2007, by the Fransiskus Assisi school in Jakarta, Indonesia, shows the registration of Barack Obama under the name Barry Soetoro into the Catholic school made by his step-father, Lolo Soetoro. The document lists Barry Soetoro as a Indonesian citizen, born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, and shows his Muslim step-father listed the boy's religion as Islam. (AP Photo/ Tatan Syuflana)" Syuflana is a well-known and frequently published photographer, specializing in Indonesia. A representative of the AP confirmed that the photo is authentic. The most damaging revelation in the AP photo (registration required to see the large-scale image. A derived image is here.) may turn out to be the listing of his name as Barry Soetoro. It has been reported that he used the name Barack Hussein Obama and failed to mention Barry Soetoro when asked to provide any former names. (He reportedly also did not respond honestly when answering negatively to a question concerning illegal drug use, which he has since admitted.) It is believed that failure to report his previous name is not an isolated instance, and may have contributed to the perceived need to manufacture a forged birth certificate listing Obama's preferred identity as if it were present from the start. The listing of Barry Soetoro as a Muslim contradicts what appears on his campaign's Fight the Smears website, where he says that "I have never been a Muslim." In a private meeting with Jewish leaders in February, Obama emphatically re-stated the claim, but with a bit of a twist, declaring: "I am not, nor have I ever been, a Muslim (especially an anti-American one)." Does the candidate protest too much here? Indeed, he is echoing language used in the 1950s by those who denied Communist ties. No one is claiming, here, that Obama is anti-American. But the image of his school registration doesn't lie, and indicates clearly that he was registered as a Muslim, and thus, despite the claim of his spokesman, he didn't study the catechism. Barry Soetoro studied the Koran.
Obama will be our next President; take it to the bank.
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