Thursday, January 12, 2017

BECAUSE THE CHICAGO AIRPORT AVIATION POLICE ARE UNARMED, CHICAGO AIRPORT POLICE WILL NOT BE DISPATCHED TO BAGGAGE CLAIM DISTURBANCES

Chicago Aviation Police have reportedly been told that they will not be dispatched to the non-secure places in the Airports, at least at O’Hare and Midway.  That means the Baggage Claim area. The “rule” came about shortly after the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting.
Chicago airport police are not armed. Back in January of 2016, they were told to “run and hide” in the event of an active shooter.
The Chicago Sun Times editorial board wrote:
The last thing we need at O’Hare and Midway airports is cops who run and hide when people’s lives are in danger. But that’s the order of the day for the hundreds of unarmed cops with the Chicago Department of Aviation.
Last week, hours after a shooter killed five people in the baggage claim area at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, officers working for the Chicago Department of Aviation, who aren’t allowed to carry guns while on duty, were told by email they would not be dispatched to disturbances in areas of the airports that are not secure…
Areas for check-in and baggage claim are considered unsecured. The officers were told they would continue to handle disturbances in secure areas beyond the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint.
The city of Chicago Police Department has armed police officers at both airports. It means that about half of the police at Chicago’s busy airports are totally unarmed. Which doesn’t seem very smart in this day and age.
“This is in response to what happened in Florida. Instead of doing the right thing, they are basically telling officers don’t look for any trouble, just walk away. Officers are shocked by this.” Unidentified airport officer
One Chicago Alderman has proposed that the police be armed as he did last year. Chicago is the only major city to have unarmed aviation police.

40 comments:

stash the polski guy said...

yea baby, thats gun control chicago style.

Anonymous said...

Chicago bosses (Mayor/Supt) couldn't wipe their ass if it wasn't for some lackey doing the wiping.

Anonymous said...

What a joke. Either they should be armed and qualified like real police, or unarmed and reclassified as security guards. No more pulling down cop-level salaries and benefits while having less responsibility than a mall security guard.

Anonymous said...

HIRE MORE CHICAGO POLICE OFFICERS TSA SHOULD BE LIKE THE FBI A REAL FEDERAL FORCE GET RID OF THESE IDIOTS!!

Anonymous said...

Passengers should be armed at the airport anywhere you try to restrict guns ends up being attacked

Anonymous said...

If I were a criminal - this would simply be a SUPERB revelation! Pull whatever shit you want in the "secured" area - cops aren't armed... Wanna bet that any half-assed criminal worth his salt would be able to come up with some improvised weapon in a 'secured' area?

Fucking Dumbocrats... get the TAR AND FEATHERS!

Aldo Raine said...

What a bunch of fucking pussies. What fucking planet are we on?

Anonymous said...

Bourbon street will recognize them, they still get 50% off

Anonymous said...

So, if they are told to 'run and hide' and can't be dispatched to 'non-secure' areas, why the fuck are they even there?

Anonymous said...

Unarmed! Give them billy clubs.

Anonymous said...

I got pulled over by an Aviation Security Guard once outside the airport. I laughed at him and asked, "Are you carrying a gun because I am?" He had an oh shit look on his face. I told him to have a good night and drove away.

Anonymous said...

Dispatch law abiding citizens with CCW. Case closed.

Mr. SouthSide said...

Arm the airport police Rahm you north side homo.

Anonymous said...

Glorified security guards. Let the real police handle it.

Anonymous said...

Disband them. They're useless, what's the point?

Anonymous said...

Then what is left for them lazy city workers to do?

Anonymous said...

Rahmification. The Aviation hence forward are rahmified. CPD should be ordered not to go to jobs for fear they may shoot one of the chosen ones.

Anonymous said...

They go through the academy but get no psych evaluations...they're going to screw themselves and lose their clouted up jobs... butt loads of lazy ass cpd would love to sit in those booths for 8 hours

Anonymous said...

Next thing you know, they will be covering
SkyCaps call-offs
Perfect job for Dart: unarmed, clueless

Anonymous said...

Bring in VanDyke!

Anonymous said...

UNarmed police????? What the hell good are they??? This is fricking nuts!!!!

Anonymous said...

Why are they unarmed if they are police officers........

Anonymous said...

Those guys are security guards. The city has armed Chicago Police and armed Dept. of Aviation Police at the airports. Don't arm those bone heads.

Anonymous said...

Throwing stars

Anonymous said...

The south side homo Daley didn't arm them either.

Anonymous said...

Every last one one is a political hack. Get rid of them and let city or county handle the airports

Anonymous said...

The real police went extinct in the late 90s early 2000s. Stick to pimpin piss bums for dopw

Anonymous said...

Aviation police are not police! Aviation police are politically connected security guards that cannotation pass a police test.. top flight security of the world Craig! Bunch of chumps!

Anonymous said...

They have no guns.....but they tip.

Anonymous said...

I see more filthy smelly bums at Ohare than police.
Watch out when in American Airlines baggage claim, piss bum spotted coming out of the toilet with a Starbucks cream container and putting it back on the counter for the red eye arrivals.
Word of travel advice not found in Fodor's or TrueNews travel gal;
when arriving in Chicago's airports, drink black coffee in the morning.

Anonymous said...

Daniel Boone didn't need any police academy training, you are or you aren't.

Anonymous said...

I'll take shit that never happened for $500 Alex...

Anonymous said...

Waste of space and cash but what else is new. Good retirement gig to tell war stories.

Anonymous said...

Fuck Tom Dickhead Dart!!!!

Anonymous said...

Just like Eunuchs

Anonymous said...

don't tell me:
1. no shotgun in the SUV
2. parked in the shade; dedicated cream puff
Police Interceptor earmarked for private sale
when fleet turns over; K-9 free vehicle
3. unarmed except for baton, cuffs, tazer, mace, narcan

Anonymous said...

Are they all Negroes or spics or something?

Anonymous said...

Voices, voices, I hear voices, voices
Officer Mike Hunt to Delta baggage claim #2
I want them undercover, white linen suits, pastel blazers
Gucci loafers, no socks, shades, tans, greasy skin,
Unshaven, Oh the Horror, the Horror

Anonymous said...

Aviation Police are a complete waste of taxpayer's money. They should have been disbanded years ago but someone is making big kickback from their existence.

Anonymous said...

we used to make those in metal shop by brazing nails together at the heads. then we would go outside and throw them at the back of the open side door of the classroom. one day a guy missed the door and a six-nail ninja death star flew the length of the classroom at high speed, narrowly missing several students, and destroyed part of an overhead light fixture. after that we were no longer allowed to make throwing stars in metal shop.