Sunday, March 22, 2009

Open Post for 3/23 - 3/29

76 comments:

Life's Too Short said...

White Sox's Guillen honors Oakland PD victims

By Mark Gonzales

PHOENIX - White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen wore the initials "OPD" on his cap in memory of the four Oakland, Calif., police officers who were shot and killed this weekend.

"It should be a sad day for the Bay Area," Guillen said before Sunday's game with Oakland. "I never see anything sadder than a police funeral."

A moment of silence was observed before Sunday's game at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

"We only worry about police when they are killed," Guillen said. "We don't give them enough credit for making our lives easier."

http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Ozzie-Guillen-Oakland-Athletics/photo//090322/483/13b6f24a55de4294a9b58c8e67d1c733/

You are a class act Ozzie ...

Anonymous said...

please put all baseballscrap ona different page

Anonymous said...

I'm new to the neighborhood and was wondering why a dog park has not been created in 60655. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

The city council is going to start hearings on redeploying police officers from areas with less crime to areas with higher crime rates. the 60655 area already suffers from an appaling lack of police patrols and may lose what little police protection it now has. Please call 911 whenever you see criminal activity or suspicous acts. Please report that garage burglary or stolen bike. 911 calls for service are one of the criteria being used to determine who gets police service. When/if the police come ask for a case report no crime is to small. report numbers will also be used. 60655 has little police presence and will lose even more soon.

Anonymous said...

you ask if there is any dog parks in 60655

yes there is my front yard every dog take a dump there

Village Voice said...

what do you mean there is no police presence in 60655 ... probably 1/5th of the Chicago Police Department lives in 60655 ... Whats that a couple thousand officers ... Just have take those blinders off and get involved in the neighborhood and we will not have to worry ... How about starting an extra patrol in our neighborhood to keep crime down ... off duty cops can work it like Marquette Park ...

Anonymous said...

March 23, 2009 9:14 AM

Move up north if you want one.

Anonymous said...

March 23, 2009 5:58 PM

You gonna pay me to do it skippy?

Anonymous said...

Geez maybe my neighbor can tutor my kid, she's a teacher, the lady down the street could do my hair in her spare time - she's a beautician, the tax guy across the street probably wouldn't mind helping me out either..but I would really like the carpenter to volunteer his time so i can go for my mcmansion, that maybe the bank teller could give me some money...............

No one in my house is a cop, but I don't expect my neighbor's to volunteer their time, they already put their life on the line to feed their family, I think that's enough. How about we work as a group, I know a novel idea.

Anonymous said...

Hey Village Voice, what do you do for a living?

Plumber? Why don't fix all the plumbing problems in the area when you are off work?

Account? Why don't you do everyones taxes in the area while you are off work?

Teacher? Why don't you tutor everyones kids when you get home from school?

Get the drift? When cops are at home and off duty, why should they be runnning around the area doing police work?

just because the cities knows the are high number of police living in an area does that give them a right to reduce normal patrols in that area?

Tell me what you do an I will request you to do it when you are sitting at home during non-business hours

Anonymous said...

village voice, I certainly hope you are being sarcastic. If not, that's one of the most ridiculous comments I've seen yet.

Anonymous said...

Hey Village Voice,
Great idea, except last I checked I paid a TON in taxes last year. I did this so I wouldn't have to work my day off to get what other folks who have never paid taxes are getting by the boatload. IF I were to police this neighborhood "off-duty", and it gets complicated out there (which it ALWAYS does) who is going to back me? I'm going to lose my real job to do a job that should be covered by the city? No chance. Good idea though, keep em coming...

Anonymous said...

If you don't like Life's Too Short's posting just skip over it and quit complaining. It's good bar trivia.

Anonymous said...

To Village Voice where do we sign up and pay our extra taxes, we'llfollow in your foot steps. The taxes I pay for now are for everyone else anyway. Now I can pay more for what I should be getting in the first place.

Anonymous said...

If you want to walk your dog, try the railroad tracks or the middle of 111th and Western during rush hour!!! What make you think people want to watch your dog dump and you just walk away? Thats what most dog-walkers do, or try your backyard then after a period of time you will be forced to pick it up, or maybe you can't bend over, if that's the case, I can see you wanting to walk. Keep your mess on your property, PLEASE!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

THE "RE VOTE" OF THE LIQUOR LICENSE LAW ON 103RD. ST.

WILL THE PASSAGE OF A LAW MAKING THIS AREA WET ALLOW THE CVS DRUG STORE TO SELL LIQUOR.

THIS WOULD BE A DISASTER FOR THE WHOLE AREA.

ANYBODY GOT AN ANSWER? I CANNOT GET ONE. IS CVS BEHIND THIS "RE VOTE"

Village Voice said...

To Village Voice where do we sign up and pay our extra taxes, we'llfollow in your foot steps. The taxes I pay for now are for everyone else anyway. Now I can pay more for what I should be getting in the first place.

March 24, 2009 1:42 AM

I was being Sarcastic ... I am a policeman ... I making light of the situation over in the 005th District ... Man some of you guys are touchy ... I actually think we should get the reasonable amount of city services based on the taxes we pay ... and I am sure the Mayor will see to it !!!! (Being sarcastic again for you few that did not guess)

Anonymous said...

I asked a simple question about a dog park. Nothing but sarcastic, nasty answers in return. I guess I'll follow suit and let my dog dump on your yard, too.

By the way, your kid pissed all over my garage, drove up on my lawn and threw his beer bottles in my yard after the parade. I left them there for you :) Wanna come pick them up???

I guess IT ALL EVENS OUT neighbor.

inandaround60655 said...

I would like a dog park too. I usually go to the northside for the dog park. The problem as I see it is 1) 60655 is pretty much landlocked and the value of property is so high, that no one will be willing to just give it up for a dog park, and 2) the chicago park district would never give up any park land to be earmarked specifically for dogs because of the liability issue of dogs biting other dogs or dogs biting people.

But hey, we are getting there...we have a doggie bakery and doggie daycare/grooming...

Father Tomasino said...

Speaking of police...The other day there were two seperate funerals for gang bangers at Mount Hope Cemetery on 115th Street. The police presence was unbelieveable! Helicopters, swat, gang intelligence, beat cars, etc.

This does nothing but glorify the lives of these two savages that lived by the sword and died by the sword.

Try getting a police escort (one car) for a funeral for a loved one and you get the run around. Be an animal and you get all kinds of service!

Call Commander Kuemmeth in the 22nd district and voice your displeasure!!! (312-745-0570)

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
THE "RE VOTE" OF THE LIQUOR LICENSE LAW ON 103RD. ST.

WILL THE PASSAGE OF A LAW MAKING THIS AREA WET ALLOW THE CVS DRUG STORE TO SELL LIQUOR.

THIS WOULD BE A DISASTER FOR THE WHOLE AREA.

ANYBODY GOT AN ANSWER? I CANNOT GET
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I am sorry are you serious? You think CVS has the juice to get a vote or a re-vote? Are you taking too many meds? Bapa is behind this as well as many other people. What restaraunts and Trader joes type stores are gonna open on 103rd with the ban of liquor? None. We will keep having empty buildings to look at. Its America Liquor is not against the law anymore, wake up. This ban was put together to keep the Irish out way back in the day, didnt work too well. Now some of you people are trying to keep "other" people out as well I guess. Cvs is expensive for beer and wine who would go out of their way to purchase it there? The funeral home on Wood street could be a nice trader joes large enough lot is big enough and would be awesome for jobs and the neighborhood. cafe 103 is dying for a license to sell wine, calabria would love to sell Italian wines . Stop thinking about the boogie man that loves booze and let America be America.

Anonymous said...

Kids you’ll also love to hear this one too.

Isn’t it nice how shorthanded the 22nd district gets between 2- 4 pm when it get short handed enough as it is because of shift change. To make it worse I would you say about 25% of the available beat units are assigned to the school dismissals at Percy Jullian and Morgan Park? Isn’t it nice Mt Greenwood is low on manpower at these times and cars have to baby sit at the Amoco Station on Monterey and further down 111th street. Also all down 103rd near Jullian H.S.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Kids you’ll also love to hear this one too.

Isn’t it nice how shorthanded the 22nd district gets between 2- 4 pm when it get short handed enough as it is because of shift change. To make it worse I would you say about 25% of the available beat units are assigned to the school dismissals at Percy Jullian and Morgan Park? Isn’t it nice Mt Greenwood is low on manpower at these times and cars have to baby sit at the Amoco Station on Monterey and further down 111th street. Also all down 103rd near Jullian H.S.

March 24, 2009 3:24 PM

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Every distirct in the city is that way, sorry. Daley doesnt care to hire any new police . We are federally funded at 13,500 and currently have 7,000 on the books, more retiring every day. Daley wants that extra money for the Loop and downtown and his dream of the Shit-limpics. The alder-scum dont care they know this and never call him on it. Heres a big F8Ck you too Rugai and the gaggle of her useless buddies, race baiting is all the alderman do well. Oh and giving themselves delicious raises at midnight

Anonymous said...

I'm a policeman and occasionally pull up 022 to check on the neighborhood. Why are cars assigned to 022 holding themselves down at the gas pumps for 20 minutes when the pumps are in 022 and it takes only a few minutes to gas up? They're status should be available for assignment.
I'll tell you why, they are ducking jobs. Cars of working police have to handle jobs off of their beat while dog asses are down on bs. There was a suspicious vehicle with occupants in Mt. Greenwood and the car assigned was down on it for almost 30 minutes. The exact address and description of the car was phoned in as well as a description that they may be drinking in the car. It doesn't take anyone 30 minutes to show up, check the car and occupants out, and make a decision to arrest, do a contact card, or send them hoofing. A lot of police bid to 022 so they don't have to do shit. God help us if we really need someone because they have no loyalty to our community and don't have the work ethic shown by ghetto policeman all over the south and west sides. Sorry this was so long but it needs to be addressed.

Anonymous said...

Dear Dog-walker, I'm sure there were some sarcastic remarks to your question, but if you were to see what goes on in Mt. Greenwood Park with the dog walkers I think you would understand. Unleashed dogs, piles of pooh, foul air, kids stepping in it, rats eating it, very few people see this because the rats come out at night, squirrels baited so these dogs can attack and kill them at the glee of their owners. And some I wouldn't call dogs, they are half cows and crap like one. There are responsible dog owners who pick it up, maybe 30%, but its the 70% that don't that make it bad for everyone else.. It's not the dogs fault, they probably have more commonsense than their owners.

Anonymous said...

This does nothing but glorify the lives of these two savages that lived by the sword and died by the sword.

Your right it would of been much better if the gangbangers were allowed to drive through the area flashing gang signs blowing thier horns, and shooting in the air. Hopefully its just someone you love that get hurt other wise be thankful that we recieved a little police service for a change.

Anonymous said...

I'm a policeman and occasionally pull up 022 to check on the neighborhood. Why are cars assigned to 022 holding themselves down at the gas pumps for 20 minutes when the pumps are in 022 and it takes only a few minutes to gas up?

Wow you sound just like the ghetto rev complaining about the crap job all you real police do in those bad nieghborhoods. stopping whinning and come show the 022 police how its done crybaby.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This does nothing but glorify the lives of these two savages that lived by the sword and died by the sword.

Your right it would of been much better if the gangbangers were allowed to drive through the area flashing gang signs blowing thier horns, and shooting in the air. Hopefully its just someone you love that get hurt other wise be thankful that we recieved a little police service
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Wrong on so many levels. "little police service"? There were streets closed and a helicoptor in the air for an hour and a half!! Who cares about the shit bags. I hope they kill each other all day and every day. Protection is for those who want it and need it, not the dirt bags that spit on cops,shoot at cops!

Anonymous said...

In reply to many commemts about police officers living in the neighborhood...I am married to a police officer, my father was a police officer, as well as my grandfather, great-grandfather and so on. I remember my father being called on many time during my childhood to "check on things" by the neighbors (I lived in Beverly) and my mom hated it! I now live it...every time someone has a problem they call my husband! He works his 8+ every day and I would like him to be dad when he his home. Believe me, I see all the police officers on my block looking out all the time. If they think something is going on..they will do what is right and not ingore it! I agree, unless you are going to give me free service my guy is HOME and free to enjoy somewhat of a normal life! Trust me, they don't earn what they deserve..and us wives don't want to deal with your shit!

Mary Anne said...

RE: Dog Park question - There is a proposal to put a dog park in a section of Graver Park at 103rd & Prospect, not sure where that has gone, check with the 19th ward.

RE: The change in alcohol policy at 103rd & Longwood. The answer is NO, CVS is un-affected by the change. The precinct being voted on only encompasses retailers on the southside of 103rd from Walden Parkway to Starbucks. No a liquor store will not go in. The only thing that will happen is that you will be able to enjoy a lovely glass of Chianti or a cold Moretti with your veal parmesan sandwich at Calabria and a glass of bubbly or wine with your gourmet meal at Cafe 103. Wouldn't that be lovely! FYI, the retailers on 103rd from Hale to Wood are and have always been in a "wet" precinct. Surprise, surprise! And no liquor stores or noisy bars have ever gone in there! For more interesting info about Beverly/Morgan Park go to www.beverlymorganpark.net. Mary Anne

Anonymous said...

My son attends St. Rita High School and I was wondering if the student that molested the 7 year old girl is still enrolled in school. Does anyone have any information about this?

Anonymous said...

new poll, are people gonna travel this summer, or state-cation

Anonymous said...

March 24, 2009 5:08 PM

I wasn't the one who posted the original post, but I will say this, if all you lazy asses with over 12 years stopped bidding into 22 I would, and I would actually come to this district and do work. Go sit at 7-11 all night on 103rd while our garages are getting burglarized all night. I guess you forgot what the hell proactive policing is. I forgot, that one felony pinch you got 20 years ago sufficed for you to tell the younger ones at the tavern what a great copper you are.

Anonymous said...

Dear Police Officers, may God bless each and every one of you and keep you safe. The point I want to make is this. Police presence in 60655 has been poor ever since I moved here 15 years ago. I have a few police officer friends and the work in the worst areas in the city. They are dedicated to police work even to the people that hate them the most and even spend their entire career there because they like the action. Our district is manned by those who choose the easy route. Work a year or two in the ghetto and put in for the softest duty they can get, which apparently is here. Look out your window and you might see a squad car or paddy wagon parked in front of their house for 10 or 15 minutes. WHY? I can't go home anytime I want from work, they should be patroling the area. The ones that expect the off-duty police to patrol are probably working for Rugai. Blame your alderwomen not the off-duty police, March on her office and demand the protection you pay for. Report crime and pray for our cops!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Dog-walker, I'm sure there were some sarcastic remarks to your question, but if you were to see what goes on in Mt. Greenwood Park with the dog walkers I think you would understand. Unleashed dogs, piles of pooh, foul air, kids stepping in it, rats eating it, very few people see this because the rats come out at night, squirrels baited so these dogs can attack and kill them at the glee of their owners. And some I wouldn't call dogs, they are half cows and crap like one. There are responsible dog owners who pick it up, maybe 30%, but its the 70% that don't that make it bad for everyone else.. It's not the dogs fault, they probably have more commonsense than their owners.

-- No offense, but you sound ridiculous. This is the City of Chicago! Not the Naperville Riverwalk!!! Get a grip!!!!!

Anonymous said...

It's not only the police, check out the fire station on 111th and Albany, manned by some firemen that have not seen a fire in their life! Some came straight out of the academy because their daddy had clout. They say why should I fight fires, the pays the same if I do or not. Do you want a out of shape firemen to responed to your home, to rescue your kids that has no experience? I drive by the station and see these guys sitting in front, big pot bellys, wide butts watching the girls go by. Why aren't they out drilling, practicing for the day their services may be needed. From what I hear, when they go to a fire, someone always gets hurt and lays up, amazing huh.. What do you expect. I could see a older firemen that has spent his time in the ghetto, learned his trade and sits out his last year there, thats the guy I want to come to my house, not some wet behind the ears crow! Also I thought there was a height requirement to be a cop or firemen..Last summer I went to Ace Hardware and looked across the street and thought of the munchkins in the Wizard of Oz. No wonder they hide there, If they went among real firemen they would be laughed off the job!!!!...

Anonymous said...

To the poster who felt the need to spout off on a public blog. If indeed you are the police, you're a disgrace to the uniform. "No Loyalty to our community" you say? Walk into the the 022nd District station some day bozo and look under the purple bunting. You will see officers who died, leaving families behind because they had not only courage and honor, but had loyalty to the community.

Myself and many more of us patrol our area besides our assigned beats that are somewhere else. How dare you spout your venom here. C'mon hero, come join us big tough guy.

Shame on you, you're a disgrace.

Anonymous said...

Put Dangles back on 2211 ... at least when he worked the car on afternoons he stayed in the neighborhood ... kept the kids in line and made street stops ... the little bald guy working the car MC does not have a clue ... and is scared of his own shadow ... he is more interested in avoiding someone beefing on him than being the police ...

Anonymous said...

The hiring process for police in this city is shameful. I have no respect for police in Chicago. How many policemen are QUALIFIED? How many got in because of their PARENTS? How many cops are FAT, LAZY, ALCOHOLIC DRUNKS? Please. Crime fighters my butt. We need to change the way we hire. Stop letting mom and dad get their LAZY, FAT, WORTHLESS kids jobs. Get some men and women on the force who actually DESERVE AND WANT the position. This is when you will see a change in the city.

Anonymous said...

The city is not hiring any more police despite being down to 7000 officers citywide. Another class was canceled. The last few years we were at 13,500 or so we were told and we are busgeted for 13,500( so where's the money?). Daley admitted to telling New Orleans mayor that he intends and is replacing officers with cameras. Not that anyone is actually watching these cameras nor are they working. The city is union busting by outsourcing ticket writing ie, securty patrols, CTA and other city departments allowed to write tickets now. Look what they did to the parking meters! Two years without a police contract and the offer from the city was rescinded. The alderman and staff got raises in this economy, maybe they should show some good faith and give back the raises much like AIG exes have to. "City" jobs will cease to exist in 10years. No unions either. Our city is following the path of Detroit. The moral of your average police officer is extemely low. The union is not supporting its members and allowing the city to pick away any benefits left. No one wants to work for the city anymore, it's a crappy job and a crappy place. As soon as I hit retirement ( if we even get one now ) I and my family are out of here. I have told my kids not to work for the city or live anywhere in it. Treat us like poop, then live with the poop that is left here when all the city workers leave.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

My son attends St. Rita High School and I was wondering if the student that molested the 7 year old girl is still enrolled in school. Does anyone have any information about this?

March 24, 2009 11:25 PM

If your son really attends Rita, you and your son both know that the story is untrue.

Anonymous said...

"South Side Irish Parade Suspended in it's present form" according to the South Side St Pactrick's Day Parade Commettee press release.

Anonymous said...

The hiring process for police in this city is shameful. I have no respect for police in Chicago. How many policemen are QUALIFIED? How many got in because of their PARENTS? How many cops are FAT, LAZY, ALCOHOLIC DRUNKS? Please. Crime fighters my butt. We need to change the way we hire. Stop letting mom and dad get their LAZY, FAT, WORTHLESS kids jobs. Get some men and women on the force who actually DESERVE AND WANT the position. This is when you will see a change in the city.

March 25, 2009 8:50 AM

Take the test get on the job and see just how difficult a job it is being the police, especially in a district where city workers live. Then you can talk, but until then you will remain the person will continue to call the police and will sit back and do NOTHING else.
If you have a problem with police service in your neighborhood, call your alderman. Ever since the cell phones have been easily attainable calls for service have quadrupled. The police are answering calls for service the minute they walk out of roll call till the minute they go home. I bet in your save job you don't work non-stop for your whole 8 hours. That is why the guys in 022 are holding themselves down for gas, it’s the only time to get a break. That is why many of us are over weight, if we do get our lunch it’s a half hour, what can you order and eat in a half hour?? FAST FOOD! Often time lunches are denied as well as personals. Keep beefing on the police, spend a day in our shoes before you can say one word. The citizens should be up in arms over the lack of police presence and do something about it, beefing on this blog will not achieve anything. Do you know that 15 Police Officers were taken out of 022 and sent to the city wide gang team? Who here has called or emailed our do nothing alderman. Community organizers should be rallying to the side of the police not constantly beating us down. Until this happens morale will continue to be low, and police performance will remain the same. Next time you call 911 because a dog is barking or your neighbors are loud remember it’s the police that will respond will while you sit on your booty doing NOTHING.

Anonymous said...

The police and fireman on here can complain about how hard and dangerous their jobs are. I'm sure they are. What they often forget is that they were the ones who CHOSE those jobs. No one forced them to take them.

colleensosickofmindlessness said...

i am appalled at the lack of decency people have on this page. it is all angry nonsense! first of all.. these cop bashers need to stop their frivolous whining and uneducated ignorant rudeness. second of all... what is wrong with having a dog park?!? this person just moved to the neighborhood and all of you rude people are really giving this neighborhood and the people in it a bad name! i would love to have a dog park. this website is not intended for people to complain about everything under the sun or to attack other people for stating simple suggestions or asking questions. my advice to the rude people on this blog is to find better things to do with your miserable existence and put all of your negative energy into something positive!!!

Anonymous said...

We chose these jobs when working conditions and environment were much different than the present day. Call the Alderman.....I have and no reply or results. She doesn't care, she's going to retire and move away too!

Anonymous said...

I just got this in an e-mail....

True?? I'm not sure, but I also heard the same thing on 99.5 this morning.


Let this release serve as notice that the South Side Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee is not planning to stage a parade in its present form in March of 2010.



This decision was not arrived at lightly. For 31 years, this parade was a staple of the Beverly/Morgan Park and Mt. Greenwood communities - a celebration of faith, family and heritage that was cherished by thousands. Founded in 1979 by the Hendry and Coakley families, it was intended to instill in this community an appreciation for the Irish heritage that so many of its residents share.



This parade was an eagerly anticipated annual event which celebrated families, many of whom have created decades long traditions that we hope will endure. But what began as a neighborhood parade is now an event of international proportions. More than 300,000 people typically flock to the Beverly area each year, and the sheer volume has become more than the neighborhood can reasonably accommodate. With these numbers comes a collection of issues that strain both the host community and those individuals charged with effectively managing the crowds. Additionally, the amount of resources required to launch the event has become
overwhelming to the community.



The Committee would like to thank the tens of thousands of parade faithful who supported this event for more than 30 years. The multigenerational families who turned out along Western Avenue each year, along with the fine organizations featured in the Line of March, were the essence of what made this parade so special. We would also like to thank the Chicago Police Department for the effort they put into managing the ever-growing crowd while working to maintain the dignity of the event.



While we regret the need to alter such a fine tradition, the Committee feels that suspending the South Side Irish Parade in its present form is the just and responsible thing to do. It is our hope, however, that this will not mean an end to the neighborhood's annual celebration. The Committee will work to create a series of alternate events that will return us to what the parade's founders had in mind - a neighborhood-friendly celebration of Irish heritage. Please look for news of our plans later this year.



Thank you for your support,





The South Side Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee

Anonymous said...

I don't think anybody NOT wearing a badge, uniform or fighting fires has a right to comment on "duty". These people sign up to risk their lives making what 40 to 60K a year? I'm not one or the other, but respect and commend them for what they risk every day of their lives. It's not their fault all the commanders were fired and this new guy Weiss takes over and messes up the whole city! Anybody making negative comments about those that serve and protect ought to be ashamed and need to grow some themselves and sign up! Cowards!!!

I'd personally like to thank all of them for putting their lives on the line every single day for me and my family!

Anonymous said...

To the person(s) who want a dog park......It took us women of the Mt Greenwood Park playlot 3 years to get the new playground. It is possible to get a dog park but I am warning you, you must be able to commit to the end, give up lots of time and go to many meetings. If you are serious contact anyone of us on how to get started. If it is somethig you believe in,it won't be hard work just a labor of love. If you are not willing to put in the work then stop complaining.

Anonymous said...

For the record.....I like the baseball stuff. When Sox play Oakland can we have a group go to support the Men and women of the Oakland Police Department? Baseball Guy...what(s) do they play here?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Dear Police Officers, may God bless each and every one of you and keep you safe. The point I want to make is this. Police presence in 60655 has been poor ever since I moved here 15 years ago. I have a few police officer friends and the work in the worst areas in the city. They are
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Do you get a lunch at your job? So do we. I cant go home for lunch? If you dont know whats going then shut up , please. Would if I move a dead body and get blood on my pants, I cant go home and change my pants? Know it all!

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Anonymous said...
The hiring process for police in this city is shameful. I have no respect for police in Chicago. How many policemen are QUALIFIED? How many got in because of their PARENTS? How many cops are FAT, LAZY, ALCOHOLIC DRUNKS? Please. Crime fighters my butt. We need to change the way we hire. Stop letting mom
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Listen here you piece of crap! Do you think the king and mayor want the police to be the real police as you say? No. Why dont you sign up you cowardly sack of dimes? Cant even post your drunken name to your post! I hate garbage like you,. Did you get a ticket a few weeks ago or your wife leave you for a real man a cop?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The police and fireman on here can complain about how hard and dangerous their jobs are. I'm sure they are. What they often forget is that they were the ones who CHOSE those jobs. No one forced them to take them.

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And no one forced you to be a whiny coward, but you chose to be one.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I don't think anybody NOT wearing a badge, uniform or fighting fires has a right to comment on "duty". These people sign up to risk their lives making what 40 to 60K a year? I'm not one or the other, but respect and commend them for what they risk every day of their
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Thanks I thought for second that this was a Englewood blog where everyone blames and hate sthe police and fire dept. You have vindicated my love of the neighborhood!
As for the dog park, I would absolutely love a park like that with a man made pond for the dogs tio swim. Lets get a panel together and fund this some how.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The police and fireman on here can complain about how hard and dangerous their jobs are. I'm sure they are. What they often forget is that they were the ones who CHOSE those jobs. No one forced them to take them.

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And no one forced you to be a whiny coward, but you chose to be one.


All I was saying is get over yourselves. You all think you're owed something more than the rest of us because you chose those prefessions.

Anonymous said...

You don't have to thank me....it's you and others that deserve thanks every day for what you do and what you stand for. I grew up with family in the fire service and people couldn't imagine what it was like to stay up nights praying nothing would happen to them. These ignorant people have no sense of pride (wearing the uniform) or duty (doing the job)....ignore them!

Anonymous said...

the story about st rita is very true you must be a friend of the family or you are just to dump to believe that a kid would do something this

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The police and fireman on here can complain about how hard and dangerous their jobs are. I'm sure they are. What they often forget is that they were the ones who CHOSE those jobs. No one forced them to take them.

Sorry you couldnt get past the psych exam, those voices you hear apparently make you feel small and insignificant. I dont think the cops & fireman feel they are owed anything other than a fair contract every 4 years. Mayor mumbles gave a contract with good raises to the electricans,carpenters, teachers(try and get them to go to work for one day with an expired contract)the CTA, the teamsters the laborers The alderman Ginger included voted themselves a 6% a year raise and gave thier staff 5% plus increased thier office budgets. So after 21 months with out a contract I think the police and fireman have every reason to complain some.

Anonymous said...

Wow, someone really has a hard on for cops and firemen! It's probably the same pathetic person writing all of the posts. What happened, couldn't you get on the job? Don't lump all firemen or all cops as lazy, incompetent, overweight or any other negative group. They are hard working individuals that put up with a lot of crap by the citizens, the press, and the reverends, and the politicians. Walk a day in their shoes before you spot your crap

Anonymous said...

HEY BLOGMASTER - WTF

Our purpose here is to address concerns in 60655, not attack, inflame yada yada.

1. Police presence is poor in 22 60655 section, needs to be addressed, try your alderman, CAPS, etc. Good Luck with that.

2. Labor does have better negotiating abilities with the city, not the residents fault, it is your union that represents you, and your elected officials that your majority voted for.

3. Yes, there are some bad cops but they are the exception not the rule. Some have perfected the I'm about to retire, so I won't do anything, but the key word is some. Again, there are channels you follow.

4. I am thankful for the cops on my block, and yes the neighbors probably do expect more of them, that does come with the job. I am an RN, people die, bleed, puke, crap, etc on me and I don't get to go home and change my pants
either. I can also tell you about every neighbors weird ailment, that doesn't cover my specialty. I try to be helpful, consider it part of the nonsense that comes with my job, and keep myself from getting sued. All for 40 - 60 K a year. We also have fat, lazy, alcoholic RN's, but we don't get to blog here.

5. Leave the coppers and firemen alone. Cops you got your blog use it. And yes, "Dangles" did a good job, but did it occur to you he, his wife or kids might read this blog. PEOPLE GROW UP

Anonymous said...

5. Leave the coppers and firemen alone. Cops you got your blog use it. And yes, "Dangles" did a good job, but did it occur to you he, his wife or kids might read this blog. PEOPLE GROW UP

March 26, 2009 6:03 AM

Thanks for the Rn humor and piffy comments, but I live here and I will blog here if I want, thanks.

inandaround60655 said...

HEY BLOGMASTER - WTF

Our purpose here is to address concerns in 60655, not attack, inflame yada yada.

1. Police presence is poor in 22 60655 section, needs to be addressed, try your alderman, CAPS, etc. Good Luck with that.
...

5. Leave the coppers and firemen alone. Cops you got your blog use it. And yes, "Dangles" did a good job, but did it occur to you he, his wife or kids might read this blog.

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Unless I am missing something (which is entirely possible)...the whole blog issue on here with the coppers is due to the concern of police presence in 60655 and the 22nd District coppers always being sent east. As for Dangles, I don't see why you are upset, the past commentor stated that he did a good job keeping the kids in line, etc. Why would his wife and kids be upset? Did I miss something.

As for posting, there have been quite a few posts that didn't make it on in the past few days. Everyone is entitled to their opinion even if you and I don't agree.

You had many great points and thanks for your comment.

Village Voice said...

As for Dangles, I don't see why you are upset, the past commentor stated that he did a good job keeping the kids in line, etc. Why would his wife and kids be upset? Did I miss something.

As for posting, there have been quite a few posts that didn't make it on in the past few days. Everyone is entitled to their opinion even if you and I don't agree.

You had many great points and thanks for your comment.

March 26, 2009 8:26 AM

Judging from the comments this guy is a good officer ... So I hope his wife reads the blog and is damn proud of him ... too much negative stuff is on the "Police Blog" and I think is a good thing to recognize a good policeman ... So I say hats off to the lad and keep up the good work ...

Anonymous said...

Good or bad.....somebody's name should NEVER be allowed in a posting.

inandaround60655 said...

Come on now. So when there is a benefit for Joe Blow, I shouldn't say who the benefit is for. Or if someone wins a prestigious award from the neighborhood, I should not post congratulations to "so and so?" Okay, so we don't post so and so is a jerk or an idiot...I'll give you that, but so and so is a good neighbor, friend, police officer, fireman, etc. is not okay?

Anonymous said...

Let's not compare apples and oranges here.....

I saw your posting last week for the benefit and didn't know the girl, but still attended because it's for a good cause. That's advertising a worthy fund raising event.

I mean in general conversation. A lot of peoples opinions on subjects are one thing, but when it comes to their opinions on the kind of person they are good or bad it's not our choice to post it.

It's just my opinion....you don't have to agree with it. However, you are putting yourself in a situation where these people might have the same opinion as I do and not appreciate you posting their name on the blog. That's all....

Anonymous said...

I'd like to add that I think you do a great job with the blog and I enjoy reading through it every day. I guess I was more looking out for your best interest. If you don't care, I don't. I wouldn't appreciate my name showing up, that's all. You leave it open for others that maybe didn't like that particular officer to come back and say something negative.

inandaround60655 said...

I wouldn't appreciate my name showing up, that's all. You leave it open for others that maybe didn't like that particular officer to come back and say something negative.

It's just my opinion....you don't have to agree with it. However, you are putting yourself in a situation where these people might have the same opinion as I do and not appreciate you posting their name on the blog. That's all....

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Points taken and appreciated. I have really tried to post only the positive things about people. If someone said that so and so was a hack or something negative and named them by name, I would not post that comment. But when someone says that so and so did a great job, then they do deserve the recognition. I someone fires back with something negative about that same person, nope, not posted. I have received comments (not posted) specifically naming certain people (not politians) and they were really nasty and never made it through. This will not be a public forum to bash your enemy.

1 out of every 10 comments do not make it through. I really do appreciate and do not take offense to being put in my place when I do something wrong.

Thank you for watching out for me and keeping me in check. :)

Anonymous said...

You're welcome....

I just saw the red flag and looking from the outside in we can't really assume we'd know how the person would feel about it. I would hope appreciative, but ya never can tell.

Keep up the good work...I love the blog!

Village Voice said...

I just saw the red flag and looking from the outside in we can't really assume we'd know how the person would feel about it. I would hope appreciative, but ya never can tell.

Keep up the good work...I love the blog!


I can see the point about leaving the door open to bash the guy but that is to you inandaound60655 to oversee ... If someone trys to post a negative comment that may be hurtful and personal ... you can see it and zing it to the trash bin where it belongs ... I think the original poster who mentioned the officer was trying to do was to give some positive recognition to an officer who did or does a good job ... so I do not think a post of this nature would be embarssing and hurtful. All the kids in the neighborhood knew him and I have not gotten any negative feedback from mine. He has been fair and I am sure he will continue to be fair in whatever he is doing now ... so my hat is off to him ... maybe start an open post to salute one officer a month in 022 ... or feature one in conjunction with distrcit co-operation. Something like know your officers on 2211. And the comments and concerns posted hear can be addressed in an open forum by the officers.

Anonymous said...

His name isn't Dangles..... and he doesn't roll by that name. He did a good job, little odd, but good guy, so we reward him by calling him his goofball name, nice.. PiffY????? Tee hee hee, thank you Mr. O'Reily.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand the bitterness towards the police by some of you civilians. How many of you have worked 48 hours straight looking for a child murderer, rapist? These men have given up Holidays, vacations, weekends off to help protect innocent people. How many have you been spit at, bled on, puked on by drunken-heroin addicts with AIDS?? How about some respect. Sure there are a few bad cops, but the majority of them are dedicated professionals.
For those of you who have no respect for the badge..Next time you need help because someone is breaking in your house or being harassed by gang-bangers on the corner- DON'T dial 911- CALL YOUR PLUMBER!!!

Anonymous said...

to the person who stated their parents got them police job is one the most igorant statements i ever heard. there is a written test, psy.test, and power test. if you fail any one the 1st time you are gone. i have to admit the written test a 6th grader can pass it and i wonder why its that easy. as for the police in 22 there are some that work and some that don't. but thats every district. any citizen out there can ask for a ride along if you really want to know what we do

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
to the person who stated their parents got them police job is one the most igorant statements i ever heard. there is a written test, psy.test, and power test. if you fail any one the 1st time you are gone. i have to admit the written test a 6th grader can pass it and i wonder why its that easy. as for the police in 22 there are some that work and some that don't. but thats every district. any citizen out there can ask for a ride along if you really want to know what we do

March 27, 2009 12:37 AM

.No they just want to bitch its easier than a ride along

Anonymous said...

i like to thank the police for all they have done for my family and making our block safe... i wouldnt want that job..

Anonymous said...

Dave Gordon passed away yesterday afternoon. God Bless Dave and safe home.

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