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I thought this was a job perk. Does not bother me. If I attended those games I would never drive. I guess those guys may now be walking for awhile. BTW parking in front of fire hydrants is NOT OK EVER.



CHICAGO — Some Chicago officers misused their department-issued placards to park their own cars illegally in station parking lots, so that their friends could attend Cubs or Bears games, a new Inspector General report shows.

They also parked in a tow-away zone along a narrow street by City Hall, blocking fire lanes and emergency exits, according to the report.

Officers also illegally parked around the Cadillac Palace Theatre in the Loop.

The officers' cars were never ticketed or towed, despite numerous complaints.

In the report, Inspector General Joseph Ferguson chided police for not reminding officers during roll calls about a February 2018 directive prohibiting such preferential parking.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the 2018 directive came after a separate probe by Ferguson’s office found that police employees provided illegal, free parking to off-duty cops, their friends and family outside the United Center to attend Blackhawks games.


LINK: https://wgntv.com/2019/10/09/s...rds-ig-reports-says/
 
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Wow - imagine that. What a travesty. Like government officials don't do the same exact thing?
 
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Yep, Chicago should have illegal parking at the top of the list.
 
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Yep, Chicago should have illegal parking at the top of the list.


Seriously, I can't think of a more pressing issue for that city than a few cops illegally parking</sarc>
 
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Pretty much my thought. Doesn't that place have waaaaaaay bigger fish to fry?? JSMH...



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Yeah lets pick on the cops. The city of patronage and perhaps a slight gang problem. At least the jurors convicted the two gangbangers who killed the nine year old kid.
 
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Seriously, I can't think of a more pressing issue for that city than a few cops illegally parking</sarc>

Preach it brother.

For example: The Feds are currently investigating Ed Burke (finally!), the longest-serving member of the City Council. Until very recently, Burke was a partner in a law firm which made millions of dollars doing City and County property tax appeals and representing a number of clients doing business with the City. Oh, and Burke's wife is Chief Justice of the IL Supreme Court.

Then there's Mike Madigan, Speaker of the IL House, and the longest-serving leader of any state or federal legislative body in the history of the United States, having held the position since 1983. He is the most powerful politician in the State, with the Governor being a distant second. Madigan is also the senior partner of his own law firm which also made millions of dollars doing property tax appeals. Oh, and until last year, Madigan's daughter was IL Attorney General.

But, yes, by all means, let's get serious about corruption and misuse of office -- and go after some cops who got some free parking.


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So you guys think they should just ignore the issue and let the cops continue to park illegally? There are corrupt officials higher up in the government, so as long they exist, it's okay for police to break the law.

I say, until the lowly citizen can park wherever they want without the fear of being towed, then fuck these cops.
 
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So you guys think they should just ignore the issue and let the cops continue to park illegally? There are corrupt officials higher up in the government, so as long they exist, it's okay for police to break the law.

I say, until the lowly citizen can park wherever they want without the fear of being towed, then fuck these cops.


They are cops in one of the shittiest, crime ridden shitholes in America. While it may not be ethical for the misuse of parking placards, it is one of least important issues that city has.
I consider it a perk of their crap job that no one else wishes to do.

Fuck those cops? I don’t see you signing up to fill a position on their police force...

Maybe it’s not those cops that should go get fucked...





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So you're saying as long as there is so much crime in Chicago, it's okay for these officers to take advantage of there positions and break the law. Maybe that's why crime is so bad there.
 
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Maybe it's such a shit hole because the whole culture from the top down is everyone breaks the law, so what are you gonna do about it.

You know, like Mexico.


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So you're saying as long as there is so much crime in Chicago, it's okay for these officers to take advantage of there positions and break the law. Maybe that's why crime is so bad there.


If you think cops getting out of parking tickets has led to Chicago’s violent crime rate you either have issues with cops or psychiatric issues, my friend. Roll Eyes
 
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So you're saying as long as there is so much crime in Chicago, it's okay for these officers to take advantage of there positions and break the law. Maybe that's why crime is so bad there.

One of the stupidest things ever written on here.


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One of the stupidest things ever written on here.


He clinched that one with “I say, until the lowly citizen can park wherever they want without the fear of being towed, then fuck these cops.”
 
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I am not a fan of two sets of rules, and cops playing fast and loose with the placards doesn’t promote respect. However, if we are going to punish these cops for this misbehavior, we should punish the politicians in an equally appropriate manner for their corruption. I’d guess given the scale of the cops’ transgressions with the placards and the IL politicians corruption, if the cops get a verbal reprimand, to be appropriate the pols probably need a 45-60 minute beating by six guys with axe handles. If the cops get a written reprimand, then balanced punishment would suggest there should be some pols decorating lamp posts.

No, police corruption, even a little thing like this isn’t cool. However, when you are up to your waist wading in raw sewage, how upset are you going to be about someone farting?
 
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Alright, you got me. I'm an idiot for wanting the police, let alone the politicians, held to the same standards they would hold me to. Go ahead and kill me now.
 
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Paten, I think what you're suggesting is like cleaning the windows while the house is on fire.
 
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I'm only suggesting that they not get away with breaking the law. Do the same thing thing to their cars that you would do to anyone else's. Ticket them or tow them. They already got their warning last year.
 
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My guess is this is a long standing practice so officers could park in the pd lot when going to work or court that grew over time and got out of hand. To say parking down there is a problem is an understatement. My first step would be to find the command officers who misused the placards and step on their necks then go on a ticket writing campaign. Its like taking free coffee or free meals-you can't be partly straight any more than being partly pregnant. You have to change the culture, which would be difficult in that politically corrupt cesspool. With that said this is not a newsworthy issue-command can fix it without fanfare. The fact that it has not been fixed tells me it has been tacitly approved by command in the past.


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Alright, you got me. I'm an idiot for wanting the police, let alone the politicians, held to the same standards they would hold me to. Go ahead and kill me now.


My first thought is that u less they’re blocking a hydrant, who cares where they park. Consider it a perk of the job and tell the IG to worry about more important things in the city.

I think that myself, and others on here were a little bit pissed, and dismissed your post when we read “I say, until the lowly citizen can park wherever they want without the fear of being towed, then fuck these cops.“

Had that little shot at the police been left off, your argument would have been viewed in quite a different light.





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