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Work It

Posted on June 23, 2015

Chicago Police BadgeWe’re fast approaching the shitshow of the year, the extended 4th of July weekend. In preparation for fireworks, fights and firearms, the CPD is telling it’s rank and file to get ready for some long hours:

“Chicago police are requiring that thousands of officers work extended hours over the upcoming Fourth of July weekend as shootings and homicides continue to outpace last year’s levels.

The holiday weekend is often one of the Police Department’s biggest challenges, juggling crowd control at fireworks displays, other festivities and this year the Grateful Dead concerts at Soldier Field. It can also be among the most violent weekends of the year. Last year, during an 84-hour period, more than 80 people were shot, 16 fatally.

According to a memo distributed to officers and obtained by the Tribune, patrol officers assigned to the first or second shifts will work up to 12 1/2 hours July 3, 4, 5 and 6, up from the usual 8 1/2-hour shifts.

That could significantly boost overtime costs.”

Given the pace of this year’s stupidity and how the last two 4th weekends played out, million$ in overtime isn’t going to do much except add to the taxpayers’ tab.

Keep it short and to the point. Name calling and similar stupidity will be deleted. If you insist on writing several paragraphs, start your own blog.

  1. John Lyrla June 24, 2015 at 4:25 am

    I hope all the officers will be safe during the next couple of weeks especially.

  2. Cathy June 24, 2015 at 8:42 am

    We spend all this money to protect morons who will only go out and get themselves killed on some other weekend? Why bother?

    • Luzl June 24, 2015 at 2:48 pm

      Because these morons end up shooting innocent people who made the innocent mistake of deciding to go to a holiday BBQ or enjoying the holiday on their block or something. Then those innocent citizens start bitching about how the police didn’t do their job and the mayor isn’t shit and etc. Etc. You or what my impression of you and others is, will in return bitch about how Gang bangers and drug dealers are these innocent people’s responsibility so it’s kind of their fault they got shot. chicago as a result will turn in to a shit-hole that breeds assholes. Or is it a asshole that breeds shit holes? Wait, that’s the same thing. In any instance though, I mean like a diarrhea with corn remnants type of shit-hole.

  3. Mike June 24, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Where’s the president??

    • John Lyrla June 24, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      And Al Sharpton and his royal highness Jesse Jackson?

  4. Tony June 24, 2015 at 11:04 am

    This is a terrible waste of the taxpayers money. Just put enough cops out there to keep the honor students confined to the hood and let them have their own fireworks. After the holiday send in a clean up crew to pick up the dead bodies. Put resources where they will do some good for the community. The definition of insanity is “to do the same thing over and over and expect different results”.
    The areas that pay the least taxes suck up the greatest amount of resources,

    • Mike June 24, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      I agree with my boy Tony!!!

  5. the count June 24, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Let them in the streets like Iwo &okiniowa let them smell death!

  6. Tactical Charley June 24, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Let’s be proactive. Invite the Rev. Jackson, Rev. Sharpton, and their thousands of followers to parade around in Chiraq for 12.5 hour shifts before all the shooting starts. They can begin their parades now and continue through the entire 4th of July weekend. I am sure this would action would replace all the Officers that are now assigned to do overtime. This would save the City millions of dollars. The City of Chiraq could pay the two reverends a cut of all the overtime expenses saved.

    • DMS June 25, 2015 at 10:49 pm

      I love your take on this,
      if those two could be there before hand rather than just to stir it up after the fact, I do believe it they might be able to make a difference,
      Unfortunately, it won’t happen, No Press, No Glory, Nothing to point a finger at other than death.
      I dislike those two and what they preach, Actions Speak Louder Than Words.
      All those two of do is create a negative issue and agitate people who are easily influenced.
      I have not heard shit from them on the Chicago Stats.

  7. Johnmann June 24, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    The faster the thuggies dispose of each other, the faster the herd will be thinned. Cops need to stand down in the neighborhoods of hell, and let nature take its course. No need to risk your life in a shooting gallery.

  8. Buddy booski June 24, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Is black on black crime considered rasicm?

    • Wolf June 24, 2015 at 9:22 pm

      No, it is not racism. In Chicago it has become a way of life, the norm that is both expected and accepted.

  9. Al Sharpton June 25, 2015 at 5:27 am

    What a lot of the good people on this thread are saying is that the good people who live in these violent neighborhoods don’t deserve to be safe. I’ve got students who are straight A students, heading for West Point or a good college, but they go home at night to Englewood. That’s why we send the police in there. You would probably say let Isis take over the Middle East, too. Why should we risk our lives to stop them even if there are millions of good people who are the victims of Isis? These are not serious positions. And it’s not just out of the kindness of your little Grinchhearts. It’s also like you saying your not going go for treatment of your rectal cancer because your asshole is a filthy place anyhow so why bother thikning about it. It sucks that a guy or gal who happnens to wear a badge for a living has to put her or his kids’ parent in harm’s way like this; but that’s the job.

    The good people who live in these places didn’t create the mess. And no matter how much Fox News you watch or how much you click your high heels together and wish, it doesn’t change the fact that it’s your mess too.

    • Sparky June 25, 2015 at 8:13 pm

      Hey Al, got some news for ya…..

      The people who live in these neighborhoods are generally one of two types:

      1. They are the gangbangers who are doing most of all if the killing, along with all
      of the OTHER violent crimes.

      2. They are afraid to “snitch” to bring these killers to justice.

      Without any neighborhood “cooperation”, the neighborhood becomes a cesspool.

      Personally, I would have the NATIONAL GUARD stationed in places like Englewood, with orders to “Shoot to Kill” at anyone shooting a gun on the street who doesn’t look like a wealthy banker or mother trying to protect her kids.

      It’s not MY mess, it’s YOUR mess, and you don’t have the backbone to deal with it.

    • Tony June 25, 2015 at 9:26 pm

      Big Al, er should I say little Al. What in the hell have you and your buddy Jesse (let’s shake down another corporation) done to stop this violence. You both stay clear until a TV camera shows up so you can rail about whites not giving a damn and white cops being over aggressive. When are you going to put your little black ass down in the hood while that shooting is going on and give your oratory on why it is the white mans fault? You and the NAACP, Jesse, ACLU are all the same, bitch and moan but stay out of the way when the crap starts. I want you to go into the hood with your big mouth flapping and see what happens.

    • joseph July 7, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      yes let ISIS take over the middle east. In five years we will have found a new enemy anyway

  10. aa June 25, 2015 at 6:24 am

    no paywall – http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-police-july-4th-staffing-met-20150623-story.html because of the over abundance of jagoffs in the city, just think of all the taxpayer money being pissed away due to extra security costs, hospital bills (which are 20 times more than the extra security costs), jail costs, court costs, judg costs, prosecutors costs, public defender costs, prison costs, probation officer costs, rehab costs, etc…… the extra costs that will be pissed away for just this one weekend alone is higher than the gnp of the worlds 100 smallest nations.

  11. SCOTUScare June 25, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    when chicago gov’t directly provides its shooting homicide statistic updates, its all – jiggery-pokery.

  12. Chi-town June 25, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Only time they give a sh.t is when a cop kills one of them …then it becomes a big deal …..cpd needs to let em clip each other no interference

  13. JB June 26, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    More police for one weekend a year won’t solve anything because they can’t be everywhere. The problem is the overall policies of the Department to let things go on the other 363 days a year. For all this talk about the tough gun laws in Chiraq, they don’t utilize them to put these scumbags in jail. Implement stop and frisk, those caught with illegal weapons should be put away for awhile. You do this long enough and like NYC the crime rate & homicide rate will fall. But they won’t do this since doing so will be considered racist, cause putting poor innocent murders in jail isn’t very nice.

    I like the idea of the national guard on patrol for 4th of July. Checkpoints throughout the bad neighborhoods, arrest or at least detain anyone caught with an illegal weapon for 72 hours. This would surely cut down on at least some of the carnage, but again, they won’t do this. If they did, the race baiters (Notso Sharpton and others) would be out in force saying what a racist policy this is.

    My question is, how long until the term racist loses its meaning completely. Have we started to become tone deaf to it yet? Like the boy who cried wolf, at some point people will stop listening.

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