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(Chicago Sun-Times)   Apparently, the Chicago Police Department is still using typewriters   (chicago.suntimes.com) divider line
    More: Amusing, Police, Chicago Police Department, Police brutality, typewriter repairman, Jon Burge, Keith Bebonis, IBM typewriters, Police officers  
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2020-09-28 3:18:12 PM  
24 votes:
When someone said "Chicago Typewriter" I thought they meant one of these:

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2020-09-28 3:29:01 PM  
15 votes:
You ever try to beat a confession out of a suspect with a chromebook?
 
2020-09-28 1:52:42 PM  
8 votes:
Chicago cops are white hipsters?
 
2020-09-28 4:23:05 PM  
6 votes:
It's for the cops that never learned to use SCMODS
 
2020-09-28 3:39:22 PM  
6 votes:
Officer Steampunk fails to see the problem, here.
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2020-09-28 3:13:08 PM  
6 votes:
Wanted posters printed on the mimeograph, distributed by the newsboys.
 
2020-09-28 3:23:44 PM  
3 votes:
So what? This woman still uses a typewriter, and I don't hear anybody complaining...

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2020-09-28 5:22:02 PM  
2 votes:
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Makes me nostalgic for Resident Evil 4.
 
2020-09-28 3:39:05 PM  
2 votes:

MattyBlast: So what? This woman still uses a typewriter, and I don't hear anybody complaining...

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Thanks.

I suddenly have a watermark fetish.
 
2020-09-28 3:33:26 PM  
2 votes:

johnsoninca: Chicago cops are white hipsters?


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2020-09-28 3:25:59 PM  
2 votes:
Which model, 1921 or 1928?
 
2020-09-28 6:59:38 PM  
1 vote:

thehobbes: You ever try to beat a confession out of a suspect with a chromebook?


son of a biatch... *cough laughing*
 
2020-09-28 6:09:24 PM  
1 vote:
Approves

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2020-09-28 4:59:14 PM  
1 vote:
Nothing else has changed in CPD since 1960, why should their paperwork?
 
2020-09-28 4:01:20 PM  
1 vote:
They are a government agency. The typewriters probably just got unboxed.
 
2020-09-28 3:42:30 PM  
1 vote:

NotARocketScientist: RodneyToady: I think I heard someplace that the reason they're still used is for creating documents that have carbon copies.  No clue if that's true or not.

Came to say this. There's no way for a printer to do carbon copies. No idea why they can't just print multiple copies though.


au contraire,, we have a five part form printed on special laser paper so a signature will carry from the top through the rest of the copies. Please don't start on why we need five, it's an uphill battle for me.
 
2020-09-28 3:40:06 PM  
1 vote:
Any cop well acquainted with old time Chicago backroom violence can tell you that if you beat a perp with a typewriter it dont leave no bruises.
 
2020-09-28 3:39:55 PM  
1 vote:

RodneyToady: I think I heard someplace that the reason they're still used is for creating documents that have carbon copies.  No clue if that's true or not.


It's too bad there isn't a way to make copies of documents typed into one of them compulator doohickies.
 
2020-09-28 3:38:38 PM  
1 vote:

geekbikerskum: The Reverend Sam Hill: Don't drum magazines always jam when some joker tries to go postal with one?

They're not as reliable as stick mags, that's for sure.  Ian McCollum at forgottenweapons.com had an excellent video on why more militaries didn't adopt drum magazines after some initial experiments with them during and immediately after WWI.  The PPsh-41 was pretty much the last major example.  Unreliability was perhaps the biggest reason, followed by the fact that drum mags aren't really all that portable in something like a belt-carried ammo pouch the way box/stick mags are.


My father said he carried one in Vietnam for a while but the ammo was too heavy to carry in quantity.
 
2020-09-28 3:37:21 PM  
1 vote:
Search warrant logs?? Hmm.

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2020-09-28 3:32:55 PM  
1 vote:
The city has paid Bebon $61,275 between 2007 and February 2020 to repair that aging equipment

Wow, such scandal. That's almost $4,400 per year! Hmm. I wonder if they paid him less the past few years than they did in 2007? I guess we'll never know.
 
2020-09-28 3:23:16 PM  
1 vote:

RodneyToady: I think I heard someplace that the reason they're still used is for creating documents that have carbon copies.  No clue if that's true or not.


Came to say this. There's no way for a printer to do carbon copies. No idea why they can't just print multiple copies though.
 
2020-09-28 3:16:42 PM  
1 vote:

RodneyToady: I think I heard someplace that the reason they're still used is for creating documents that have carbon copies.  No clue if that's true or not.


If they wanted to do that, there are still modern dot matrix printers that works with triplicate forms and would still backup to the computer files.
 
2020-09-28 3:14:24 PM  
1 vote:
-One original, no copies. If you want something lost, it stays lost.
-No keylogging or timestamp.
-No way to know who typed the report.
In short, it's ideal for keeping secrets within the department.  Perhaps the only benefit in still having typewriters is that at least you know you aren't paying people to watch porn at their desks.
 
2020-09-28 2:38:00 PM  
1 vote:
I think I heard someplace that the reason they're still used is for creating documents that have carbon copies.  No clue if that's true or not.
 
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