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From: EdGlaze DelphiPlus Member IconAug-19 10:08 PM 
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Chicago Officers Retiring at a Rapid Pace
by E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune / TNS
19 Aug 20

Chicago police officers have been retiring at more than double the normal rate, with 59 officers retiring in August and another 51 in September, compared to the average of about 24 retirements per month 

The rapid pace of retirement by Chicago police officers is raising concerns among department officials that the number of new hires won't keep pace.

Chicago police officers have been retiring at more than double the normal rate, with 59 officers retiring in August and another 51 in September, compared to the average of about 24 retirements per month, according to WGN-TV.



Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 President John Catanzara told the news station he noticed the rise in retirees after the unrest and rioting began in the city.

"I'm surprised they’re not higher to be honest with you," he said. "It was pretty obvious right away, May 29 and 30 specifically."

While he said the change in health insurance benefits may be a factor, he placed a lot of the blame on Mayor Lori Lightfoot, noting that officers have been working without a contract for three years.

"It just goes to show the lack of respect the mayor and these attorneys have for the men and women; it’s all fluff when they say they care but they really don’t," Catanzara said, adding that he doesn’t blame members for retiring in the current environment.

"It’s not worth the attacks, physically, the exhaustion, mentally, and just the lack of appreciation as a whole for the profession."


From: EdGlaze DelphiPlus Member IconAug-23 7:22 AM 
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These Are The FACTS! STOP The Blame. STOP The Hate. STOP Blaming The Police.







  • Edited August 23, 2020 11:26 am  by  EdGlaze

From: EdGlaze DelphiPlus Member IconSep-6 6:59 AM 
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kyle rittenhouse how shit goes down with no police make up your mind



defund the police dispatch 39.95 intruder membership




when police dempartment defunded stay calm house robbed sending thoughts prayers

defund the police waiver
  • Edited September 6, 2020 12:52 pm  by  EdGlaze

From: EdGlaze DelphiPlus Member IconSep-6 4:33 PM 
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burglar hello 911 press 1 for psychologist 2 for social worker




your 911 call routed to department of peace and unicorns defund police




its time to take a stand will u let them ban cops destroy history

  • Edited September 6, 2020 8:47 pm  by  EdGlaze

From: EdGlaze DelphiPlus Member IconSep-17 8:28 PM 
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Gutfeld Nails It On Anti-Police Climate
by Tom Knighton
16 Sep 20

There’s a lot of anti-police sentiment. I mean, when a mob tries to actively cause the deaths of injured officers, it’s safe to say there’s some anti-police sentiment. Right now, it seems people are losing their ever-loving minds about police.

And yet, the media seems to be either quiet about it or clearly taking the side of those who despise law enforcement.

Frankly, it’s disgusting.

While I’ve never viewed law enforcement officers as some near-mythical paragons of truth, justice, and the American way — I grew up around them. I know better than that. They’re people, which means all that being people would imply — I have a serious problem with folks actively wanting law enforcement dead simply because they’re police and the media not calling it out.

I’m not the only one, either. Fox News host Greg Gutfeld is there as well.

The two Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies shot in the head over the weekend in Compton, Calif., are expected to survive.

One is a 31-year-old mother of a young child, the other a 24-year-old man.

The officers had been sitting in their car in Compton on Saturday night, when a man, or something, attempted to assassinate them.

He’s still on the loose.

If this were any other type of victim, not the police — this would be the time that the media would talk about “climate.”

We’ve created a climate of hate and intolerance, where horrible attacks against this group are possible.

It’s a climate where certain people are hunted because of who they are. It’s a climate that fosters oppression.

But the victims are cops.

So you don’t hear that. Even if it’s true.


Let’s remember that these are the same people who claimed Sarah Palin fostered a climate of hate and violence simply because she used crosshairs over districts where some felt they could flip the seats. She did that, then Gabby Giffords was shot and it was all Sarah Palin’s fault despite no evidence the shooter even knew the fundraising material in question ever existed.

President Trump makes a mean tweet and suddenly he’s fostering a climate where any manner of evil can fester.

And yet, people are actively hunting police officers and this same media is silent about the anti-police climate. That’s because “climates” only exist when it’s convenient for the media. They don’t benefit from calling this a climate. Not personally and not politically. As a result, they’ll remain silent.

Meanwhile, people have been hurt. Police officers are being hunted. Mobs are trying to keep them from receiving the medical care they need to survive.

The media, however, remains silent.

When President Trump referred to the media as an enemy of the people, the left lost their minds. However, he wasn’t really wrong, either, and the ridiculously biased way they present information and try to manipulate public opinion is precisely why he was right. As a one-time newspaper man, I had to say it, but the media really is an enemy of the people.

And they’re proving it by failing to respond to this climate as they have situations that were far less dire.

  • Edited October 24, 2020 10:42 am  by  EdGlaze

From: EdGlaze DelphiPlus Member IconSep-21 5:50 AM 
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A post of mine to another forum:  Defund Police Department


Everyone who applies for a job on a police department should be thoroughly vetted. 

There are standards to which applicants must meet.

How to Become a Police Officer: 7 Steps to a Career in Blue

And nobody who has even a suggestion of racism in him/her should be hired as a cop either.

Just how do you determine that? If such mind reading were possible, how many people do you think would still be eligible or would almost no one of any race qualify?

… every single individual who wants to join a police force should be obligated to complete one full year of human psychology classes

Again, you would greatly reduce the pool of eligible candidates for a potentially dangerous, relatively low paying, and increasingly controversial job.

How many and which psychology classes would be required? Could multiple classes be taken at once during a single semester, could they be done online, who foots the cost?

… and then pass a stringent state test.

One of the main reasons it's not easy to get a police job is how difficult it is to pass the Police Officer Entrance Exam. Only 35 percent of test takers pass the exam and only 10 percent of those applicants are offered jobs, according to a career police officer on the Police Recruiter blog.



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From: EdGlaze DelphiPlus Member IconNov-20 9:51 AM 
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30 Oct 20

  • Edited November 20, 2020 9:53 am  by  EdGlaze

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