Friday, September 23, 2016

Police Manpower Dips, Rahm's Promise Unfulfilled

Newly-received Chicago Police Department documents show that manpower in our 19th district has slipped to 369 officers in September, down five since last month and 99 cops short of the force that protected our area in late 2011.

44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney said last year that 35 officers would join our district's decimated force in 2016. Tunney said he secured the modest increase in exchange for voting in favor of Chicago's record-breaking property tax increase.

"I have been assured that 35 additional police officers will be assigned to the 19th District in 2016," Tunney wrote hours after casting his vote, "including 25 in the first quarter and another ten during the rest of the year."

As it turns out, the 25th officer didn't arrive until May and we're still waiting for the remaining balance.

The 19th district ended 2015 with a force of 341 officers, so the "promised" manpower level is 376 officers.

Of course, 376 is still far short of the number of cops who should be (and who used to) patrol the district, which stretches from Fullerton Avenue to Lawrence Avenue and from the Chicago River to Lake Michigan.
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41 comments:

  1. Nice job Tunney. They continue to make a fool of you.

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    1. No shit. There is no way in hell he will be re-elected because now there are to many victims. How come Illinois Masonic Hospital never asks what the hell is going on here? Oh that's right they love they just love all that money rolling in from the battery and shooting victim's. Nothing changes. No one protest's. Just keep walking down the street with your white I Phone 6. Keep your front door and windows open with your parties.

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    2. Tunney will be reelected as he always has been. No credible opponent and apathetic residents.

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    3. Those who want to react will move out, and won;t be there to vote. Those who stay are in denial or won't vote. Millenials in general have a terrible voter-turnout rate, except maybe in POTUS election years (we'll find out if Drumpf wins). That's why the scoundrels are there.

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    4. He is awful. And he will be re-elected.

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    5. It's quite silly to expect a hospital to take the role in fighting crime, just as silly as it is to expect the Cubs to take the role in fighting crime. It's also no longer on the politicians - it's solely on the voters because until they have the brains to vote for true change, nothing will change.

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    6. Um, don't rule out a "credible opponent" in the next aldermanic election. I know there will be one who can blow Tunney's doors in, and a second who is capable of the same. Wait and see ...

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    7. This is the same alderman that was concerned with the number of gay officers in CPD. Priotities.

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    8. Not that easy to replace a machine candidate. They have many tricks to control the ballot and the election. Sick of people blaming the voters.

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    9. LISTEN UP. IF YOU TRADE YOUR VOTE MAKE SURE YOU GET WHAT YOU TRADED FOR.

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  2. Wow - "in exchange for" - to hell with that.

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  3. Tunney = Asshat
    Cappleman = 100% Worthless THE Worst
    Smith = Gutless lapdog
    Voters = .......??? what exactly

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    1. Don't forget about Aldermen Ameya Pawar, he's just as apathetic as the rest of them!

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    2. Smith is terrible. We have some of the highest property taxes around now. She does nothing to get that money back in our Ward. Besides no cops, we also now got thrown into a TIF so that we're paying for CTA modernization that doesn't even reside in Lincoln Park. So basically she is letting other parts of the city loot us like their personal piggy bank.

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    3. Alderman Pawar deserves to be added to this list, if you follow his twitter account you might be surprised

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    4. Can you add our police superintendent? He helped add to a completely neutered and demoralized police force.

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  4. A black male has been screaming for the past 5 hours at Montrose and Kenmore about killing whitey. I called 311 and dispatcher put me to 911. 911 dispatch told me to call 311. I'm still listening to the sick ranting. I hate Chicago.

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    1. Just keep holding on to that phone call placed. 911 should pick up by next Sunday.

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    2. Record him with your cell phone and post the video to Youtube. He's probably mentally ill but at least you've recorded his threats.

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    3. That guy was outside my building two weeks ago (Lincoln/Belmont).

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    4. He's just putting in some work before going to church with father mike at St sabina

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  5. I don't know if it's just the times or if crime has anything to do with it - but you can buy a one bedroom on lake shore drive right now for $150,000 or less. Lots and lots of units for sale. When you view the pictures - seems like a lot of elderly people have their units up for sale. If I had a grandparent or elderly parent living in boystown on the lake right now - I would be extremely nervous..

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  6. Rahm's promise unfulfilled?
    Tunney made a fool?
    Next you'll say bears shit in the woods.
    Really?

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  7. Here's the key phrase from Rahm's newest biggest promise: "...NET ADD of 970 officers..." (by the end of 2018).
    That's going to require getting at least 2370 people through training and certification.
    - Around 1250 retirements over that time.
    - Plus around 150 other departures.
    - Plus the 'net add' of 970

    BTW - Cappleman's only comment was 'we weren't told how he's going to pay for it'. Great Jim! Thanks for your concern.
    Also, the proposal reportedly did not go over so well (on the west side) where the speech was made.



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  8. I heard this guy also he has been doing this regularlly. I also am hating Chicago and what it has become . It is time to vote with my feet and get the hell out of this chess pool. Thanks Rahm you done good ( not)

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  9. We need to be able to recall the Aderman and Mayor.

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    1. The citizens just voted both clowns back into office knowing their history. And most likely they'll both win the next election.

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  10. Hey CWB, I agree 376 officers isn't enough, especially with 6 hour RAPS occurring, but sometimes it's easy to lose context for that number. Any advice on where to get context to make that number more meaningful? Like how many officers per shift? How many shifts? Officers get vacation days and sick days, so how do they cover that? How many beats in 19? How many field units cover a beat? How many of that 376 wear white shirts? Basically, if I live in Beat 1925, how many of those 376 officers provide service to my area?

    Hearing about 1,000 new officers makes me happy until I learn I have to share them with everyone else and that the number boils down to maybe only 1 or 2 officers for 1925. I'll take it, but it doesn't impress me as much.

    -wanting to stay informed.

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  11. FYI... Every car (over 60 car) broken into on the 2800 and 2900 block of North Lake Shore Drive West last night on both sides of the street and property was taken. 019th district only pulled 1 RD# (report number) and did a supplemental report for each victim. The reasoning behind that was to keep the crime numbers down in the district. Each RD# is considered a crime, so if there is only 1 RD pulled then only 1 crime occurred.

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    1. Wow. 60 cars. I noticed last night any car left on the street during rush hour no parking times had a bright orange ticket. No problem opening up separate numbers for that revenue.

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  12. And how many officers are detailed to Rahm's Residence? And what's going to happen to these useless meat puppet aldermen when Rahm is beaten? Earlier today I received a phone survey asking what I thought of Rahm, so he is already running polls, before his second Teachers Strike which is coming in mid-October.

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  13. I had no idea that the 019 police district was that large. Holy cow! How about reducing the aldermen in half and putting that money toward the police.

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  14. CWB do you know anything about the 19th district scanner online feed being down ?

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    1. It's been down for at least a week or more. I suspect this is NOT a coincidence with the "uptick" in violence and the chaos coming with the Cubs heading into the playoffs.

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  15. Tunney votes to raise sky high taxes and Police manpower falls .. This while crime has exploded in ward ...Tunney should resign or be voted out in 2018

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  16. Like the Republican's in Congress, the Democrats have an iron grip on the Politics in Chicago. No matter who you vote for things hardly change.
    So unfortunately Chicagoan's are eventually forced to vote with their feet!
    It's been that way since after WWII and won't be changing anytime soon...

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    1. Sincere Republican voters would never tolerate the level of corruption inner-city Democrats (both the rich and the poor) do. The Left even seems to relish it.

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  17. All of you don't even know the half of it.

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  18. A few more are retiring by the end of the year and a few more a transferring out of this zoo, with no replacements in sight!

    Tunney is FULL OF BS and NEEDS to hit the unemployment line!

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  19. Chicago can do just fine with 22 Alderman, just like there is only 22 Police Districts in this stupid city!

    Alderman is nothing but a part time hack job for the connected!

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