12 October 2008

Weis: "Police highly motivated."

Superintendent Jody P. Weis is high. That's the only explanation I have for his comments on in-the-cellar police morale and torpid motivation.

Chicago's police superintendent is denying a news report that officers in his command are working the streets less aggressively out of fear of being second-guessed by him.

Jody Weis told reporters Saturday that despite what some people may say, he sees officers who are well supported by their superiors and highly motivated.

According to statistics provided by police and an internal document obtained by The Associated Press, serious crime is up but arrests are down in Chicago. Officers are also seizing fewer guns and frisking gang members less often than they did before Weis arrived.

Police have denied that any deliberate "slowdown" is taking place. But some members of the department have blamed low morale and fear of investigation by Weis.



Arrests are down, contact cards are down, parkers and movers are down and, yes, coppers aren't being aggressive because any officer with a shred of intelligence can see that Weis is gunning for coppers who "step on their baton." It seems that he relishes throwing his officers under the bus because it scores points with King Shortshanks, and deflects criticisms that would otherwise be directed toward him. They took "Quick stats" away from the rank & file so we couldn't see - in real time - the numbers that show guns confiscated, and the number of calls for service we're seeing.

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The rumor is that the city council will, by the end of the year, move forward with a general vote of "no confidence" against Superintendent Weis. While I can't lay all the faults for CPD morale at the feet of Weis, I can say that he could certainly elevate police morale very easily - just give us the 10 hour shifts, get us the equipment that we need to do our jobs effectively, and start standing up for the guys & gals under your command. Weis' commentary about parental responsibility after a shooting in Logan Square earlier this year, were quite refreshing. We'd like to see more of that.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

GUYS COME ON , THIS MAN CANT BE THAT BAD, I BELEIVE THE WEST BEVERLY 19TH WARD IRISH HATE HIM CAUSE HE RUINED THEIR CUSHY CLOUT SPOTS, THE MIGHTY ROHAN FAMILY WILL HAVE TO SEEK OUT ANOTHER SPOT TO GRAB NOT TO MENTION THEY CANT SEEM TO HOLD ONTO THEIR WIVES, AND I DONT MEAN FALLING OFF THE MOTORCYCLE EITHER

Anonymous said...

off topic Rue, Obama told a gathring today in Scranton that he can see Bill Ayers from his house. WOW

Rue St. Michel said...

3 weeks to go, brothers. Get out there are start talking to your friends and family.

Only YOU can get rid of Obama!

Anonymous said...

Love that pic of weis at his prom ! a classic

Anonymous said...

Just wait till the election time riots, you'll see lots of coppers getting their asses kicked. The cops today are not their father's cops. Today most are just soft bodies.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Just wait till the election time riots, you'll see lots of coppers getting their asses kicked. The cops today are not their father's cops. Today most are just soft bodies.

Yeah thats not going to happen might be alot of civilains in the hospital .You should be worried not us .

Rue St. Michel said...

10-4 partner! Cover up that name plate and start swinging that club!

Anonymous said...

Yeah thats not going to happen might be alot of civilains in the hospital .You should be worried not us .

5:47 PM

Yeah,no shit,just look at Abatte.

Anonymous said...

Get ready will the bricks and bottles to pelt the racist cops with! Its our turn now! Most of those cops they have now would piss their pants at the sound of rifle fire.

Anonymous said...

ha ha i recal yeaRS AGO WHEN THE 6TH DIST, HAD THE DYNAMIC ONE WAY TACT TEAM OF BILL JOYCE AND KENNY HYMAN WHO NEVER MET A PINCH THEY WOULDNT STEAL, HUGHES CAME IN AS COMMANDER AND DUMPED THE WHOLE BUNCH, THEY CRIED LIKE BABIES WHEN THEY HAD TO GO BACK INTO UNIFORM AND TOLD GUYS WE HELPED YOU GUYS ON THE STREET, I CANT SEE HOW HE DUMPED US ETC ETC, MAJOR BENNETT R,I,P, SAID HE NEVER SAW SUCH A BUNCH OF PUSSIES WITH GIGANTIC EGOS, LOL LOL