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2021-10-22 4:47:55 AM  
Rock over London, rock on, Chicago!
Heinz -- America's favorite ketchup!
 
2021-10-22 4:48:15 AM  
fark'em

ACAB
 
2021-10-22 4:52:30 AM  
Good.  There's not a debate or conversation.  This shiat was solved in WASHINGTON'S DAY.  Get a vax or get the axe.
 
2021-10-22 5:03:08 AM  
"Every living president on both sides of the aisle has been vaccinated," he said. "In my business, we call that a clue."

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2021-10-22 5:10:57 AM  
Them all being there doesn't seem to have mattered eh?

Let the go
 
2021-10-22 5:12:35 AM  
In addition to and on top of the nationwide blue flu - known in law-talkin' circles, I believe, as an illegal work slowdown, where these pansy little snowflakes hang out in their stations, take the longest possible route to arrive at calls, disregard obvious crimes and otherwise steal your farking tax dollars without daring to lift a finger toward the work we still for some reason pay them to do - America's brave and heroic First Responders, the hard & ready minions of all that is right and good about this nation ... ain't exactly covering themselves in glory.

Suck-start your service weapons you cowards. Or quit and move to the great white homeland Idaho like you always planned. Gtfo of our cities. This whole well, they'll sure miss us when we're gone thing only works if. you. actually. go.
 
2021-10-22 5:15:14 AM  
#1 cause of cop death. This doesn't seem hard to figure out.

Here in SF we found out about halfway through the pandemic that the cops were still using their indoor gyms and nobody was wearing masks. Dumbfarks.
 
2021-10-22 5:16:57 AM  
Good. Now turn in your ball, you don't get to take it home.
 
2021-10-22 5:19:34 AM  
If I have this straight, Chicago is a crime infested hellhole, so don't make the cops mad or else they will be even worse at their jobs.
 
2021-10-22 5:23:16 AM  
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2021-10-22 5:31:10 AM  
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2021-10-22 5:42:40 AM  
We are an armed society and can take the law into our own hands.  Thank you for your service.  Dogspeed.
 
2021-10-22 5:47:54 AM  
According to Mr Catanzara, as many as 50% of Chicago's 13,000 officers would take unpaid leave rather than report their vaccine status

wellbye.jiffylube
 
2021-10-22 5:56:18 AM  
So, where are the posters who like to gripe about public sector unions on this? I'd like to see them weigh in.
 
2021-10-22 6:25:43 AM  

Rapmaster2000: If I have this straight, Chicago is a crime infested hellhole, so don't make the cops mad or else they will be even worse at their jobs.


Yes, the constant debate circle with the police union is

"Look at this report that shows the CPD is bad at what they do. There needs to be reform."
"We don't suck. Stop criticizing police or we'll stop doing our jobs and crime will skyrocket!"
"Crime is already high, doesn't that mean you do suck?"
"The crime rate has nothing to do with us!"
 
2021-10-22 6:32:37 AM  
If we can get away with gun murder we can kill with anything. Gaaah!
 
2021-10-22 6:39:16 AM  
I'd have to go look it up.  Didn't NYC cops do something similar when they were being criticized a few years back?  I can't recall how that went, other than it ended very quietly and NYC didn't burn down.
 
2021-10-22 6:44:48 AM  
So - you're just noticing that the people we depend on to enforce our laws have become lawless, and enforce whatever they feel like enforcing?
Just now?
 
2021-10-22 6:52:36 AM  
Is anyone else expecting crime to go down now?
 
2021-10-22 6:58:12 AM  
I used to think most people were adequately intelligent. And if they weren't, they would strive to at least improve.

Now I realize that most people are lazy, myopic and willfully ignorant doodle-heads.
 
2021-10-22 7:00:01 AM  
So if I get pulled over, it's okay to refuse to show my driver's license because of rights or something.
 
2021-10-22 7:04:09 AM  

uttertosh: According to Mr Catanzara, as many as 50% of Chicago's 13,000 officers would take unpaid leave rather than report their vaccine status

wellbye.jiffylube


Anyone refusing to reveal their vaccine status is unvaccinated, or works for fnc.
 
2021-10-22 7:06:00 AM  

Smirky the Wonder Chimp: So, where are the posters who like to gripe about public sector unions on this? I'd like to see them weigh in.


Fark this stupid union. Plague rat pigs.
 
2021-10-22 7:19:03 AM  
Even the BBC falls for anti Obama racist copaganda.
 
2021-10-22 7:20:35 AM  
Hey look once again cops are literally at the center of the problem.
Have they tried putting the vaccine in the back of a van and beating the ever living fark out of it and then claiming they went over a bumpy road?
I can't wait for the children's vaccine to come out, cops are scared shiatless of children.
 
2021-10-22 7:24:27 AM  
This sounds like a great first step to reforming the CPD -- and in general to turning police forces from a cult into a public service.

Whyever would you want to keep these guys -- copy who have explicitly said they will not follow the direction of elected representatives?
 
2021-10-22 7:25:13 AM  
fark them.

As we've seen in EVERY OTHER EXAMPLE they are bluffing and only 2-5% will actually quit. Any that do quit weren't needed anyway because they obviously care the least for public safety.
 
2021-10-22 7:26:27 AM  

12349876: Even the BBC falls for anti Obama racist copaganda.


Most BBC material is actually racist no matter what its fans claim.
 
2021-10-22 7:31:24 AM  
The pigs will not voluntarily abdicate their excessive authority.
 
2021-10-22 7:33:51 AM  
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Even their cemetery is telling them to slow down business.
 
2021-10-22 7:34:32 AM  

August11: I used to think most people were adequately intelligent. And if they weren't, they would strive to at least improve.

Now I realize that most people are lazy, myopic and willfully ignorant doodle-heads.


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2021-10-22 7:36:47 AM  
Trudy would set their shiat straight.
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2021-10-22 7:45:17 AM  
Just as violent crimes have risen, though, thousands of the city's police force may not show up to work.

... which, in turn, will cause a decrease in violent crimes now that there's fewer Boysen-Blue gang members on the street.
 
2021-10-22 7:50:10 AM  
Well, the mayor did write "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald", so what did people expect?
 
2021-10-22 8:03:50 AM  
Before the police union was controlled by the MAGA suicide cult?

Yeah. I visited Chicago before that.
 
2021-10-22 8:14:20 AM  

My Klezmer Metal Cover Band: disregard obvious crimes


I started listening to a lot of true crim documentaries a couple of years ago and continue to do so regularly today. One disgustingly common thread across many of them is how often you'll hear that a serial criminal was reported to "law enforcement", sometimes even with the benefit of irrefutable evidence only to have the authorities say something along the lines of "Well they haven't actually done anything *yet* so therefore we can't do anything."

Always a good point to bring up to the "You'll be fine as long as you play by the rules" crowd.
 
2021-10-22 8:16:57 AM  
Whorls a chicken that is so afraid of needles actually be brave enough to fight crime, anyway?

It's probably improving the quality of police work.
 
2021-10-22 8:25:14 AM  

Stud Gerbil: Rock over London, rock on, Chicago!
Heinz -- America's favorite ketchup!


referencing a song from way back? something about McDonalds, right?
 
2021-10-22 9:10:59 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: We are an armed society and can take the law into our own hands.  Thank you for your service.  Dogspeed.


There are not enough people legally armed in Chicago to take the law into their own hands, but there will be enough Police left to arrest you for defending yourself. And then there is Kim Fox. Do you really think she give you the same breaks a normal thug gets?
 
2021-10-22 9:19:51 AM  

Nurglitch: Is anyone else expecting crime to go down now?


Extortion is slightly harder when you don't have a badge
 
2021-10-22 9:43:49 AM  
I consider this a highly-targeted way of weeding out the bad actors.
 
2021-10-22 9:46:39 AM  
Its not like cops prevent the crimes noted in the article.The mstly get called after the fact
 
2021-10-22 9:50:09 AM  

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Even their cemetery is telling them to slow down business.


All the COVID-19 deaths were "in the line of duty?"

I don't think so.
 
2021-10-22 9:54:46 AM  
The timing is funny.

Work slowdown as the weather changes?

The type of crime they a fear mongering about will be related to heat.  Settle in for a winter of cops biatching about their rights and nothing scary happening.
 
2021-10-22 9:56:17 AM  

BizarreMan:  Anyone refusing to reveal their vaccine status is unvaccinated, or works for fnc.

Head of the police union has stated "I am telling you right now it is an improper order. It is illegal. Refuse that order. "

Gotta wonder how many officers refusing to disclose status are actually vaccinated but also fed up with the city and looking for a way to take early retirement with the bonus of a possible civil suit payout?    Chicago can't fire officers in violation of their contract, and this termination for failure to disclose vax status isn't in the contract.


ex-nuke: The Googles Do Nothing: We are an armed society and can take the law into our own hands.  Thank you for your service.  Dogspeed.

There are not enough people legally armed in Chicago to take the law into their own hands, but there will be enough Police left to arrest you for defending yourself. And then there is Kim Fox. Do you really think she give you the same breaks a normal thug gets?


Chicago forbade non-LEO from acquiring handguns from 1982-2010 (you might recall the USSC case which overturned the law), and still makes it extremely difficult for residents to get a license to carry, and all but impossible for non-residents to get a carry license valid in Illinois (430 ILCS 66/40)
 
2021-10-22 10:01:02 AM  

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Even their cemetery is telling them to slow down business.

All the COVID-19 deaths were "in the line of duty?"

I don't think so.


I think "in the line of duty" is a legal distinction.  One that would change if vaccines are required and after that a cop died of Covid without being vaccinated
 
2021-10-22 10:01:38 AM  
If you were smart, you left Chicago when it became evident that Daley was going to retire.
 
2021-10-22 10:11:31 AM  
In Chicago, the head of the city's largest police union John Catanzara has called on its some 11,000 members to defy the city's requirement to report their vaccination status.
"It is the city's clear attempt to force officers to 'Chicken Little, the sky is falling' into compliance," he said last week. "Do not fall for it. Hold the line."
Mr Catanzara, who did not respond to the BBC's request for comment, has compared the mandate to "Nazi Germany" and has suggested the vaccine requirements are an illegal violation of privacy.


He even went full Godwin.

It's like police unions work hard to identify the absolute biggest piece of shiat in their ranks and make him their leader.
 
2021-10-22 10:17:21 AM  
They'll take their leave, find out that other places don't pay as much, have the benefits, don't have a massive union, and don't have the money to cover lawsuits against them, they'll run right back.
 
2021-10-22 10:30:59 AM  
To Serve ?? and Protect ??
So what is the function of these pricks?
 
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