Sunday, November 25, 2012

Aldercreature Reads SCC

From the comment section:
  • James Cappleman said...I was at the scene of the fire at 11:50am because I heard the sirens a half block from my home. I asked a police officer if anyone was hurt, and was told no. A resident at the scene confirmed this. I did a quick text because I had to quickly leave for an event where I was serving as a volunteer. From there, I left town for a Thanksgiving dinner with family..... with no contact with the press to learn later that a police officer had to go to the hospital.

    Any police officer who has interacted with me has come away knowing that I have the utmost respect for them and their line of work.
It appears to be a legit profile and may actually be the aldercreature we lambasted the other day for praising firefighters for doing their jobs while a police officer who went to the hospital went unrecognized.  In light of the aldercreature's comment, we will withdraw the slur we wrote in disgust.

However, we will note that he still hasn't wished the injured officer any sort of "get well" message despite the officer being injured while serving Cappleman's constituency.  Respect is nice.  A "thank you" would be nicer.  And advocate for Rahm to stop screwing with First Responders would be nicest of all, but we won't hold our breath on that count.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

well,... it's a start
albeit a slow one
maybe the aldercretins are starting to wake up

11/25/2012 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've worked in uptown for a few years now and have had many encounters with the alderman. He is a nice man and is pro police. He's always looking for ways to clean up the neighborhood. Have never heard the guy say one bad thing about the police. Just cause he lives up there in uptown doesn't mean he's a police hating liberal like I'm sure many on here think. There is no comparison between him and the former alderwoman Schiller. She was out to get us, he is out to help us.

11/25/2012 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sat down and spoke with Cappleman for quite a while. After 32 years on the job, I have to say, he seems to be the most genuine, and least political of any alderman I've met. And I've met a lot of aldermen. No arrogance. Can't say the same about Suarez, or any of the others, really. He is a social worker, but not a bleeding heart liberal. He has lived in Uptown for many years, and he knows why there is trouble in his ward. But something must be up around Wilson/Broadway, 'cuz Rahm has announced a 200 million dollar rehab of the Wilson L station. No way they would be spending that kind of money on one L station without big plans for the area.

11/25/2012 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, SCC is decent enough to apologize when an apology is warranted.
And, while the alderman's comment is appreciated, it was not an apology, though one was warranted.

11/25/2012 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You gotta toss him a bone, he did come on the blog to try to clear the record....

11/25/2012 03:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I met Cappleman at 019th district during a police appreciation event . He seems like a nice guy and pro police. He is a huge improvement over the police hating alderman shiller that they used to have over there.

11/25/2012 03:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any alderman who stands up against this Mayor who demands more police officers (like the ones they hire, NOT the ones he redistributes from unit to unit like a fraudulent magic man) has my support. We need real cadets and in real numbers. We are way down well over a thousand and until a thousand are hired and in that academy, I will not let my persistence let up on these aldermen. Remember these same idiots thought that closing all these districts and divisions was a smart thing to do. IDIOTS. So MR. CAPPELEMAN, put your mouth where your tweets are and stand up against this Mayor without believing his BS that we don't need any more cops. We do! Walk around your district in Uptown and talk to the residents, and then tell me if they feel like we need ---less or more---- police? Try it, you know what you'll hear and what you must do. Crime in the city, south, north, and west is out of control. Wake up people! Cops are the last defense, if we don't support them, there is no other defense. The Mayor wants people to drink his Kool Aid and be dumb and serve as his puppet. Think independently and use common sense without the smoke and mirrors regarding that we don't need new hired cops. 1,000 or more! How many retired or resigned? And how many were hired in the last 3 years. These 2 questions answer everything!!!! Not science here people, more cops, less crime and more people move in and less move out. K.I.S.S. KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID

11/25/2012 03:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on SCC, give the guy a break. He clearly meant no disrespect and if that's him, was nice enough to take time out to respond to the post. How many other aldercreatures would do that? It's your blog, but I say let it rest.

11/25/2012 05:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked Uptown from 67 to 91, it was like working the west side {did a tour in 013} like the wild west! over 400 taverns at one time.Schiller was a stinking scumbag. Don't know Uptown today but the aldercreature does owe the office an atta boy.Watch your backs troops their still out to get you.

11/25/2012 05:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See now you've taken a guy who probably liked the police and ripped he's just going to be like everyother jaggoff that hates us. Pointing out that he never said thx was bit much.

11/25/2012 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"... But something must be up around Wilson/Broadway, 'cuz Rahm has announced a 200 million dollar rehab of the Wilson L station. No way they would be spending that kind of money on one L station without big plans for the area.

11/25/2012 01:15:00 AM

Tiny Dancer has talked about an "entertainment district" up North that would be comprised of a rehabbed Uptown Theater, Aragon Ballroom and Riviera Theater, all within a block of each other, and a few blocks north of the Wilson el. Truman College is within steps of that station, as well. The Lawrence Ave. station is also being rehabbed.

11/25/2012 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our aldermen tweet. How precious. Hey alderman, come on a ride along and tweet what you see.

Yeah, I didn't think so.

11/25/2012 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just 24 more like him and things should begin to improve.

11/25/2012 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesnt matter who "secretly" has our back through the blog. Words of praise from aldermen or mayor for the police need to be done through the media, or else they didnt happen at all! Just how I feel.

11/25/2012 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh, why don't anybody complain about residency involving Aldermen? Isn't Sandy Jackson an Alderman? And she lives in D.C.? How can she serve her community all the way from D.C.?

11/25/2012 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is soft, he likes the police but he is more concerned with Uptown citizens feeding the pigeons than he is with real crime. He has signed complaints on pigeon feeders a half dozen times in the past year. He is nice enough but clueless.

11/25/2012 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cappleman is a goof - a wide eyed academic that remains clueless.
And while he's tossing around his get well wishes, he can wish a speedy recovery to the Lawrence House resident who was transported for medical treatment.
For he's as complicit as anyone else when it comes to judging the conditions of the LH, Chateau, Wilson Mens Club, et al.......

11/25/2012 09:41:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Could this really be true?

A north side alderman who likes the police?

An exception that makes the rule?

You gotta give the guy credit for ponying up.

11/25/2012 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think a "get well soon" or a "thank you" is needed. He came on here to explain his side of the story. I think that's enough. Next thing, you're gonna be mad because he didn't bring the copper flowers in the hospital. I mean, come on.

11/25/2012 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, so it wasn't the whole tamale of an apology, etc. But, he was willing to go "out there" and try to clear the record on an "insignificant blog". Gotta give him some credit for having at least his eyes open. Most everybody else just ignores such an "insignificant blog" and what people have to say. Give him a break, at least we know he's alive and thinking.

11/25/2012 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago needs a grid system for alderman , break down chicago into 10 sections , Put all the money saved from 40 less alderman into pension fund for First Responders.

11/25/2012 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know the alderman but from what I've read he's a decent genuine guy. We need more like him.
So alderman if you read this blog please continue to fight the good fight .... and stand up for us first responders as Rahm has got both Police and Fire in his sights!

11/25/2012 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I took this job so people had to love me. Where's my love? I want it!

11/25/2012 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cappleman is one among a small handful of alderman who are pro police, or at least not complete jackasses when it comes to us, our jobs and our well being. Quinn, Pope and Belcer are cop friendly and Fioretti and Arena have potential. Zalewski plays the political game, couldn't care less about anything but his money, his position and his kid (who he plans to hand his 23rd Ward empire to soon). He plays the game but would turn on us in a hot minute--same with O'Shea. Very few would ever stand up for us or our best interest, except for these extreme few.

11/25/2012 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Son of CPD said...

Anon said:
Rahm has announced a 200 million dollar rehab of the Wilson L station.

That would be a 145 million dollar station if we were not building a 55 million dollar park for bangers and scum to ply their trades.

Chicago....more fucked than Afghanistan and Iraq.

God bless CPD and thanks to you guys as well for a job that seems to be getting harder and harder to accomplish.

11/25/2012 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's enough of a endorsement for me, Cappleman fo Mayor!!!

11/25/2012 01:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if he is involved with rahms and Obamas real estate grab in Uptown. They have been using straw buyers in making numerous purchases over the last 4 years. Can you say insider trading. The federal money will be coming in heavy into that area the next 4 years. Wait till you see 80 storie sky scrapers in uptown!!!!

11/25/2012 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cappleman is a good guy, hardly a typical "aldercreature." Just admit you jumped to an incorrect conclusion and move on.

11/25/2012 02:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago needs a grid system for alderman , break down chicago into 10 sections , Put all the money saved from 40 less alderman into pension fund for First Responders.

11/25/2012 10:52:00 AM

adjusted for equal population, sans any consideration of race, ethnicity, gender proclivity and political preference, this could turn this town into a truly functional example of representative democracy.

once the debris from the riots is carted to the landfills.

11/25/2012 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks cappleman I've never met him but it seems he is a good guy, i appreciate the support and comment

11/25/2012 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Section 8 said...

Chicago needs a grid system for alderman , break down chicago into 10 sections , Put all the money saved from 40 less alderman into pension fund for First Responders.

11/25/2012 10:52:00 AM

Go all in and make 8 sections.

11/25/2012 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Harry was the BEST Mayor we have had since 1955! Don't care about his play fiancee Mary Ella Smiff or that he went down low. Ran circles around Shortshanks and his daddy Mr. Shortstuff. Harry cared about CPD. God rest his soul.

11/25/2012 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

typical excuse from an alderman

11/25/2012 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey rev jessie sr. Hope jr ok with tryin to regain his "LIBREUM-HUH WHAT DAT rev?" Anyways PPhaker Phather Flager-the one who signed FELONY COMPLAINTS against a White woman who obviously needs serious mental health care and gives hood crack hos 50 dollars to walk by his chirch during his service?-wants his bullhorn and rhyming dictionary back. Figures jjjr is so deep into shit you are next. Then maybe phather himself? As bad as ped priests.

11/25/2012 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have said it before and will say it now. Cappleman is the best alderman I have encountered in my nearly 15 years. I have worked in 3 different districts and dealt with many alderman and he is worlds above the others. He is pro police and anti-shithead. He is very approachable and is always walking around uptown. The good people of uptown love him and are very happy the scumbad Shiller is gone.

11/25/2012 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's much better than the anti-police thug loving former alderscum Shiller.

11/25/2012 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the guy is a huge improvment over the commie schiller.

11/25/2012 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget the CAPS meeting with 41st ward alder woman Mary O Conner at Taft HS tomorrow the 26th!!

11/25/2012 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course aldercreatures read SCC!

The Police are the enemy... Gotta keep tabs. Right?

*Hushed voices in an inner office at City Hall*

"Where are the Police? What are they up to now?"

Too many people too heavily vested in busting out CPD...


Alderfools getting first dibs on the soon coming privatization of Law Enforcement/Public Safety in Chicago...

This is Ground Zero for the planned destruction of Policing as this nation has known it for 200 years.

Notice the heavy investure into these "Policing Experts" from NYC... Bunch of know-it-all charlatans.

We await the total national exposure of Gump-Stat for what it is. High order law enforcement mookery ginned-up by some NYPD swifties as a federal funding sink.

We hear the FEDS were doing some poking around in NYC & Newark and asking some rather ticklish questions... Cigarettes, blindfolds and a wall of sandbags?

Notice copious media spin placing the blame for muni budget meltdowns nation wide on the shoulders of the men & women in blue... Though curiously, they have no direct say (by design) into how those muni budgets were managed or should we say, very badly mismanaged?

"You Cops are too old, too expensive and have too many rights and protections..."

Uhh... it's an ugly, ghastly, brutal job that guarantees years off your life and diminished quality thereof.

You didn't see people running to take the job or shit-talking about the nigh near holy, untouchability of our benefits until times of overall economic uncertainty.

Everyone wants everybody else boiled in the same shit-pot. It's a troubling aspect of human nature to begrudge another man HIS crumb because someone snatched yours.

No nodding understanding about doing a job most people run away from during good economic times...

"Who the fuck do you guys think you are having decent benefits and a secure pension and shit while our companies went under and took our million dollar 401K's with them?"

The Police are everyone's enemy because they had the fucking nerve to stand in the "right line?"

People are pretty free and easy with that kind of crazy thinking.

Policing was always a tough go in this town, but...

No worries. Cocked-Hat Security & Public Safety Customer Service Aides of Chicago are on the way.

$12 an hour... Obama Care. Constant churn to keep them away from that raise to $15 an hour. Those who play the game and get the raise are dubbed "Management" and WILL turn on the new hires.

The bean-counter fantasy for public safety gains traction.

We can see Rahm hiring 25K to 50k of these people and siccing them on the "tax paying" areas of the city.

They'll also respond to the push-button alarms at the light blue kiosks with bullet-proof screens that run Rahm & Co. propaganda in Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Spanish, Urdu and Pashto...

Oh yeah... English too.

"I need the POLICE!"

*Bzzzt! Whirrrrr! >Fast Forwarding< Hummmmmm!*

>Please restate your selection<

Those who CAN leave... ARE leaving...

11/25/2012 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rev Jessie's love child spoke his first word today. It was HUH. How cute.

11/25/2012 09:59:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

Cappleman is a good guy, hardly a typical "aldercreature." Just admit you jumped to an incorrect conclusion and move on.

So he actually did thank the cops?

And wished the injured officer well?

We must have missed it....again. Because that's the ONLY thing we concluded.

11/25/2012 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen Up guys, Bernie Stone stood up to Rahm, and after being in city counsel for 40 plus years he is gone.
So, this alderman can only do so much or suffer the fate of Bernie.
Then you get a Helen Schiller look alike back beefing on you.
The last of big city mayor.s who was a total gent to all was the Late/Great Harold. He always had a smile and never hurt anyone. The Daley crime family gave the city away to the cronies.
Maybe Daley and his kid will become dual citizens of China and the USSR, o ! sorry, Russia.
It is a total shame that this city cannot elect a mayor like our former U.S. attorney, a man who would bring total reform.
We are stuck with this mayor like we were with the last one. Reform will come, but not in this century !

11/26/2012 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, you guys fall off the turnip truck yesterday?
What do all these comments about Cappleman being pro-police mean?
As "trained observers," most of you are pretty simple if you think this social worker-aldermam is pro-police.

11/26/2012 10:08:00 AM  
Blogger Elm Creek Smith said...

Anonymous said...
Our aldermen tweet. How precious. Hey alderman, come on a ride along and tweet what you see.

Yeah, I didn't think so.

11/25/2012 07:24:00 AM

I'd think you'd give him a chance to respond before going all dismissive on the dude. If you work in his area, give him a call and invite him to go on a ride-a-long. (Don't know how they do that in Chicago.)


11/26/2012 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have known James Cappellman for years. I work in 23/19. Before James was an alderman he was involved with CAPS. For years he helped to run police appreciation day. He decided to run for alderman because he wanted to clean up uptown after Ald. Shiller destroyed it by allowing the thugs to move in and run wild. She was not police friendly! Cappleman is police friendly and I believe that had he known that a police officer was hospitalized he would have visited the officer at the hospital. James is in constant contact with the people of Uptown by tweeting and commenting on the Uptown Updated Blog. He is always out walking the streets of Uptown talking to people. He is good for uptown and he supports the Chicago Police.
Lisa Eitel 019

11/26/2012 04:22:00 PM  

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