Monday, May 21, 2012

Supt. McCarthy on the front line:‘You lead from the front.’ It's like being in one big bar fight, you don't slip out the backdoor & leave your buddies


Under the hot mid-day sun, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy wiped his brow and took unexpected compliments from a few of the thousands of folks from across the country who marched down Michigan Avenue to protest the NATO Summit.

“Thank you for keeping this peaceful,” a woman dressed in pink said.

“No, thank you,” said McCarthy, who walked alongside the protesters and uniformed officers sporting Chicago-blue helmets and wooden clubs.

When a man wearing a colorful mask came to McCarthy with a plea — “An old woman was assaulted. Help her” ­— Chicago’s top cop personally escorted the alleged offender to officers who later placed the man, a lawyer from San Francisco, under arrest.

“So far, everything is as we expected,” McCarthy said just after 2 p.m. “A couple broken windows. But we don’t know if that’s NATO related, yet. Most people are here to peacefully exercise their First Amendment rights.”

Three hours later, everything changed. A band of “Black Bloc” protesters clashed with police at Cermak and Michigan in an apparent attempt to move closer to McCormick Place, where world leaders gathered for summit talks. As the march neared the protest’s city-approved destination, the Black Bloc banded together in the crowd and charged the line of police outfitted in bulky black body armor, helmets and face shields with gas masks and clubs dangling from their belts.

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

He is just trying to pick up chicks.

Anonymous said...

And the black blok GOT THEIR ASSES HANDED TO THEM BY THE BLUE WALL

Anonymous said...

He must be referring to Leo Schmitz!

Anonymous said...

In spite of the hot weather and smelly anarchists and communists, the PoPo did a great job. The young coppers holding up one the protesters signs at the end of the confrontations was classic. It read "everything is ok". The picture would make a great poster.

Anonymous said...

Great job CPD! Nice to see that McCarthy was out there in the shit with his guys & girls! NICE! That's how you earn respect!

Anonymous said...

GMac is concerned for his legacy. He surely has heard the rumors that he is gone after NATO. 1 day of backing his troops does not erase all the stupid shit that he has said and done over the course of his administration. I will not be fooled. Please leave town as soon as possible, you carpet bagger!

Anonymous said...

Tom Dart likes to lead from behind.
Where was Mr. soft as puppy poo Dart and the cook county sheriffs? Must have been saving some puppies somewhere because normally sheriff photop comes running when he hears the click of a camera. What wrong Tom? didn't want to offend your liberal base of voters.

Anonymous said...

The black Bloc is nothing but a bunch of Chicken Shit pussys that dont have the guts to mix it up with real Cops.

Anonymous said...

Just saw WGN Tonya Francisco on the noon news giving a anti police/pro black bloc report.

She even included an interview with her gay nephew, who is one of the protestors!

Anonymous said...

The honey badger would have bit the blac blocs heads and hurt them! Honey Badger don't care!

Anonymous said...

Fuck Tonya Francisco, and as far as G-Mac, if you REALLY wanna earn the respect, our contract is up next month. Back us and support us in getting a decent new contract and we can talk further. If it's really "amazing" what us officers did, then remember that and help us get a fair contract.

Anonymous said...

These pussy liberal protesters forgot one thing. This is not Seattle, this is not Toronto, this is CHICAGO where the REAL POLICE work. Great job boys and girls. Stay safe and get back to your families in one piece. Thanks for the great job you do all yearlong. not just because of some bullshit summit. Thank you again

Anonymous said...

Well done Superintendent.

Anonymous said...

I like the cut of his jib!

Anonymous said...

anarchist radio communications guru Dan Hensley KC9NCF brags about pre-NATO coordination and planning:

"Shortwave_America said...

May 20, 2012 7:10 PM, Yeah, right! If I had a warrant for functioning as a member of the independent media, the National Lawyers Guild and ACLU would have been in contact with me. They have my information and are aware of exactly the type of journalism coverage I am performing you dipshit.
May 20, 2012 7:37 PM "

http://shortwaveamerica.blogspot.com/2012/05/possible-timcast-raid-chicago-police.html

Anonymous said...

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother; be never so vile. This day shall gentle his condition. And gentlemen in England now abed shall think themselves accursed they were not here, and hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks that fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day

Anonymous said...

Think McCarthy did a great job. You can tell he was a street cop at some point in his career

Anonymous said...

11;33 ANOTHER HOUSE CAT WHO LOST HIS SPOT EHEN THE NEW SUPER CAME ON BOARD,HEY WHICH BOSS WERE YOU FUCKING TO HOPE HE BECAME SUPER, YOU DONT BULLSHIT ANYONE, WAS ON JOB FOR 30 YEARS AND SAW IT ALL IN THE DISTS,MY HOPE WAS THAT COPS WOULD STICK TOGETHER LIKE THE FIREMEN BUT NO SUCH THING, BACK STABBING AND OFFICE RUNNING STILL REIGN SUPREME IN THE CPD.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
And the black blok GOT THEIR ASSES HANDED TO THEM BY THE BLUE WALL

Yeah, and once the bosses are done blowing smoke up your asses, you'll be forgotten again at Raise time, and their politician Buddies who put them into their Supervisors spots via Pay-to-Play and Nepotism + Affirmative Action/reverse-Discrimination, will continue to fuck you, and your families with Taxes and fees, and laugh about how they duped you all again.

bob conroy hometown pd said...

Just wish I coulda been there

Anonymous said...

So proud of the CPD yesterday. G-Mac in the thick of things was great to see. Did you see the expert J-Fled on Ch 7? Still a douche.

Anonymous said...

Many of the CPD rank and file dont care for McCarthy, but I will tell you whether it is his last big even or not, he did a GREAT job leading from the streets! Thats more you can say about any recent head of CPD. J-Fed would of NEVER been seen anywhere near this....

Great job Gmac!

Anonymous said...

1133 am is 100% correct-o-mundo

How quickly all you suckasses forget that McCarthy is only here to earn a paycheck. And part of that paycheck is to do Rahms bidding. He was on there "with us" Because he had little choice in the matter. Let's see if he opens his mouth when the inevitable beefs come down, as there IS some very incriminating video out there that will get some officers jammed up. Let's see if he goes to bat for us with the pension issue (ya right). He ain't gonna say shit unless Rahm says its ok to do so

O.W. Wilson said...

100 fucking degrees in the shade and mister big shot is wearing the long sleeve shirt and tie. I guess he figured dress to impress.

Anonymous said...

WEIS, TAKE NOTE!!! THIS IS HOW LEADERS LEAD, YOU SPINELESS COWARD! I know Weis would never read this shit blog, but I felt a need to vent.

Anonymous said...

Plenty of donuts for all the porkers?

Anonymous said...

bob conroy here

hometown police, or "PD" as we say in police jargon

just sayin nice job to my blue bros

i'll be holdin it down here at patterson Park

yeah, i work alone
solo, mano y mano

thats how i roll

ive always been kind of a rebel, a loner, you know the type, you've seen the cool movies

i'ved nevedr actually made an arrest, but i'm sure i would look pretty cool if i did,
and the stories i would tell later, oh the stories.

yeah, my mustache is bushy, thats for the chicks. I give em free "mustache rides", if you know what i mean...
And the women in Hometown?...some of the best putnanny around, if you know what i mean.
Yeah,my pants are a little tight, thats so the Hometown chicks can see my cock.

So CPD guys, just sayin good job, from Bobby,
and dont worry about Hometown, or "H-Town" as the gangsters call it....

cause I got it,
Oh yes, I got it.

Anonymous said...

http://www.interceptradio.com/ham.php?call=KC9NCF

Dan Hensley
2945 West Fullerton..


Heads up for this ass plug North side.

Anonymous said...

Tommy Dart was getting a rub and tug at one of the massage places in Chinatown. He was doing research for his next raid.

Anonymous said...

Great job by all the Police involved. And to all you guys bad rapping McCarthy at least he was there with the guys right on the front line. I have over 25 years on the job and never seen a boss on the front lines like him. Every other event like this the bosses would be in a command van miles from the scene. Then he actually got on tv backing us all the way. It's ok to trash him or any boss when they screw us but when he stands up like he did give him the credit and he has earned a lot of credit. Thank you and G-d bless the CPD

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
bob conroy here

hometown police, or "PD" as we say in police jargon

Patterson park huh? I might stop and see ys Bobby and dicuss the $50 ticket she explaine to him I was CPD. She said that seemed to help him make up his mind. I asked her if she gave him shit. she explained to me that she did not because she wasn't wearing her belt and she didn' want it to get back that she was rude to a Copper. So much for profesional courtesy. Paid the ticket already, over with but not forgotten bobby.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Plenty of donuts for all the porkers?

May 21, 2012 5:13 PM
***********
I like donuts. Can't say I care for you, but donuts, yum.

Anonymous said...

Whatever his reasons, he sure looked like he enjoyed the hell out it. I'm gonna ease up on him and give him a chance. I think he earned it this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
bob conroy here

hometown police, or "PD" as we say in police jargon

Patterson park huh? I might stop and see ys Bobby and dicuss the $50 ticket she explaine to him I was CPD. She said that seemed to help him make up his mind. I asked her if she gave him shit. she explained to me that she did not because she wasn't wearing her belt and she didn' want it to get back that she was rude to a Copper. So much for profesional courtesy. Paid the ticket already, over with but not forgotten bobby.

May 21, 2012 10:50 PM

Oh, a tough guy, huh?
That's OK.
You can't shake me, dude...
you forget where i work?
H-Town, you turkey.
one six hour shift a week, but sometimes TWO shifts a week!
(If my real boss at UPS lets me have off).

And as for your old lady, well, she's pretty foxy, but i never touched her!

I was in domination mode, not sexy bobby mode.

But if she ever wants a motorcycle ride, i'll show her around Hometown. Maybe we'll stop at the VFW for a beer. My Honda Golf Wing has a cassette player built in!

Oh yes, bobby don't play!

Maybe i'll tell her a few war stories.

And FYI, turkey, I KNOW KARATE!

Anonymous said...

Great job CPD! Keep up the good work.
Retired ISP

Anonymous said...

I HAVE A QUESTION== WHAT WOULD J-FLED HAVE DONE IF HE WAS STILL THE SUPER???

ANY AND ALL COMMENTS WELCONED

FROM A CONCERNED CITIZEN.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, bobby don't play!

Maybe i'll tell her a few war stories.

And FYI, turkey, I KNOW KARATE!

May 22, 2012 7:12 AM

Turkey? Gee bobby how'd you like me to show you your own gizzard. Oh and I forgot, Fuck hometown.

I Voted For Obama said...

Hometown voted for Obama.

Anonymous said...

May 21, 2012 1:54 PM

Sorry, I didn't respond sooner but I have been a little tired from working 12 hour days and having my schedule changed repeatedly. House cat? Hahaha, not quite. I've been the working Police since I have been on over 25 years ago. You did 30 years? Hurray, but you are still half illiterate and can barely string a coherent thought together in a sentence. Perhaps, night school will help.

Back to my original premise. McCarthy has been a BAD SUPT his whole tenure (Do you want me to run down the list of his indiscretions?). 4 days does little to redeem himself in my eyes. I appreciate that he was out there but nobody was gonna get close to him. He acted like he was Eisenhower sending kids to Omaha beach when he had his crying moment of crocodile tears on television. You are just and old senile fool.