Tuesday, March 15, 2016
John Escalante Must Resign! The Racist Riot Carried Out by Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton Supporters at Donald Trump’s Friday Night Chicago Rally was Unthinkable Without the De-Policing of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and His New Interim Police Superintendent, John Escalante
Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
Second City Cop is, to my knowledge, the best blog in America devoted to crime and policing. Its author is a veteran, white, Chicago copper, and as good as his essays are, many of the comments by other veteran Chicago coppers are as good. SCC used to be the second-best such blog, but that blogger did too good a job, and so the powers that be decided to put it out of business by applying the screws to the disabled cop running it. We don’t even know what Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his goons did to, or threatened to do to the cop, because the MSM, which hated him so much that they refused to ever link to his blog, supported the illegal, unconstitutional harassment of a man for exercising his First Amendment rights, and doing the job the MSM are paid for, for free.
I reprinted a sampling of SCC comments, but recommend hitting the link below, and reading as many as you have time for.
Questions About Last Night
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Second City Cop
Sarcasm and Silliness from a Windy City Cop
The post right below this one is filling up rapidly with comments, so we're starting a new thread:
First up, who was in charge? As far as we can tell, there was pretty much zero in terms of a unified Command Post.
Second, who wrote this plan? We've seen and heard reports that UIC was woefully unprepared for this. They had their own people and Monterey Security inside. The Secret Service had a presence, but they're restricted to dignitary protection. The ISP had a squad there. And CPD. So where were the people geared up for a riot? For NATO we had an entire strike force geared up and ready to go. We had the Mounted Unit up and running. Tens of dozens of bikes. Did no one see this coming?
Third, who evacuated the Pavilion, putting a few thousand people out on the street as targets? A bad decision, probably by the UIC people attempting to "protect" the building. Same with not securing the parking structure, leading to many confrontations and property damage in the lots. Dumb move.
Fourth......ah fuck it. There are a million "after action" questions that need to be asked and answered. Who gave up the expressway? Who let them block ambulances? Why did they not assemble citywide Incident Teams as soon as they knew the rally was canceled? Tact Teams? We even heard Mass Arrest kits weren't available and only one transport wagon on scene in case arrests were made.
Who ever drew up this order failed miserably. Whatever the Intelligence Section was doing wasn't nearly enough. The On Scene Incident Commander failed to anticipate even the best case scenario and every other appointee showed how incompetent they really were by not ordering up more reinforcements and more units on stand-by. McJerseyShore [the previous superintendent,
Garry McCarthy] promoted people who owed him, people who were frightened of losing their posts if they didn't produce his numbers. And without the blustering New York loudmouth, they were reduced to phoning their clout to ask what they should do...but their clout was busy phoning their clout...and their clout was busy sleeping.
And so the scene was lost. And the streets. And 290.
We certainly hope that LOTS of ISR reports were generated by all the useless gold stars who might have seen the tiniest sliver of what the streets have become. After all, the ACLU was right there in the mix, making sure "protesters" didn't have their rights violated.
posted by SCC at 1:01 PM
I forget with all the yelling and screaming that was going on, but I think it was 1200 who said. "NO. Hold everyone inside the pavilion and clear the streets before you let anyone out. Otherwise there's gonna ba a war."
3/12/2016 01:25:00 PM
When do we take a stand? When do we say enough is enough? How much longer do the police in this country have to be punching bags? We need to start fighting back.
3/12/2016 01:37:00 PM
that's what you get when you have pencil neck price out there along with Georgas (probably gave the order for "crown hats & no cargo pants)
3/12/2016 01:38:00 PM
OT...PLEASE for the love of God if the rumor is true and these animals from BLM show up at the Edison Park parade on Sunday they need to be sent on their way, quickly and forcefully. Stand up to these coward mother fuckers and get them out of our neighborhood.
3/12/2016 01:39:00 PM
it was VERY dangerous for the officers in that shit show
3/12/2016 01:41:00 PM
There was no way the political powers that be wanted a successful Trump event in the city. They didn't want anyone to see that there was a base in a Democratic city for Trump. They didn't want to see the police challenge BLM in any meaningful way. And in a Sanctuary City, you can't treat your Hispanic base with anything but kid gloves. Especially when those groups are doing the dirty work of running Trump out of town.
They wanted Trump run out. They wanted a narrative of "free speech", so long as "free speech" was from the Left.
Everything else was just a "little exuberance". Nothing to see here, move along. You Trump people should stay out of this city. Things happen. Hate to see anyone get hurt.
3/12/2016 01:41:00 PM
Feel bad for the innocent people that just wanted to hear Trump speak. They were literally thrown to the wolves when they were forced to exit the Pavillion and into the mass of protesters. There were old people and little kids that will never forget their night in Chicago. What a sad sorry state this country is in. I hope heads roll but knowing the command staff of this department, nothing will happen. God Bless the CPD & the CFD!
3/12/2016 01:54:00 PM
A typical Kevin Ryan sanfu!
3/12/2016 01:55:00 PM
Who sounded like a bigger goof, car 41 or 1200?
3/12/2016 02:10:00 PM
....and who are the fascists?
3/12/2016 02:12:00 PM
Leadership is a joke! They "stand down" and let evil and the irresponsible have their way but restrict the good and responsible people. These are the worst of times for the good people and law enforcement of America. I hope this display of savagery mobilizes more Trump voters. Vote Trump and make America a better place. We need someone like him that isn't the usual politician. Give him a shot.
3/12/2016 02:29:00 PM
To the merit goof working car 41 last night. The 12th district is still working the squad program. There were less than 10 cars covering the entire district when you were demanding a squad car for a traffic crash.Go back to headquarters and tell them firsthand that it doesn't work.
3/12/2016 02:31:00 PM
RAHM got off easy this time!
Officers will let the venues burn and Exempts will order officers not to arrest anyone.
I do not recommend any officer to let his head be split open. Carry you asp because once blood is spilled the cuff are off.
Navy pier and the beaches better start thinking about this summer. Expect large riots that used to be handled by district commanders. Commnaders will now try and stick large riots on special unit due to low manpower in districts.
Any tips and clues from IPRA or the Police Board on how to handle riot without offending anyone?
3/12/2016 02:35:00 PM
How come we never see Republicans acting this way? I've never in my life seen behavior like this at a Democratic event by Republicans. It's always the same crowd. Selfish, unproductive wanting everything for free crowd. They scream about their rights 1st amendment etc. But they restrict the rights of others. They will destroy America from within if politicians keep catering to them.
3/12/2016 02:38:00 PM
Chicago can't handle this they can't handle a real terror act. Not the copers fault it's the high ups and the Mayor.
3/12/2016 02:42:00 PM
Who was in command? 1200? Was there a Deputy on scene? How many wagons on scene? Why no helmets- don't want to offend anyone??
3/12/2016 02:44:00 PM
The media wants to know how this happened. Why don't they ask the criminal aldermen who have been planning this protest for weeks with all their ghetto thug protestors they recruited. . The country is shocked by this. But, anyone who lives in Chicago knows that this is just another Friday night. Just a reason for certain groups to act like savages.
3/12/2016 02:44:00 PM