Chicago 19th Police District – “Radio Assignments Pending” Please Hold


2018 Chicago Shot Clock as of July 27th
Chicago Shot Clock as of July 27th. 2018

Ft Collins, CO –-( In metro areas run by liberal Democrats, the comedy never ends:

Some cities are divided into “precincts.” Others use the term, “division.”

In Chicago, it is “district,” and the city’s notorious 19th Police District, it has been recently revealed (despite the best efforts by liberals to cover it up), has a “staffing problem.”

It seems police officers don’t want to be assigned there.

Officers, weary of being continuous targets of agenda-driven, liberal scapegoat campaigns, have be transferring and resigning, in droves.

The upshot is skimpy coverage in the 19th. Often, no coverage!

Many times per week, calls for police services in the 19th District, some desperate emergencies, receive no response because there is no one on-duty available to send.

The laughable euphemism is “RAP” That stands for “Radio Assignments Pending.” Most sarcastically call it a “queue.”

You might get a beat-car at the scene in an hour or so, but it may not be until the next day! In some cases, no police ever arrive.

“Shots-fired” calls, when there are no reported injuries, often receive no police response at all.

This phenomenon is not lost on violent street criminals.

They know and understand that at certain times of the day and week, they needn’t worry about police arriving in a timely manner, if ever, and subjecting them to arrest, gunfire, etc, and to no one’s surprise, plan their crimes accordingly.

Sadly, many Chicago citizens still foolishly believe they can call police during a life-threatening emergency, and enjoy a timely response. They are then falsely lead to believe police are “on the way,” when they are definitely not, and won’t be any time soon.

Chicago’s infamous murder rate thus continues to set new records, almost daily.

The only “solution” liberal politicians are ever able to put forth is continuous demands that guns be taken away from everyone who doesn’t commit crimes!

Chicago is among the worst, but LA, NYC, Baltimore, Newark, Camden, Patterson, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Seattle, Detroit, Atlanta, et al, any place run by liberal Democrats, is a similar crime-ridden sewer.

The lessons are clear:

  1. Stay out of these places! “Police protection” in Democrat strongholds is mostly imaginary, as we see.
  2. You’re on your own. It can’t be said too often.
  3. Stay alert! Keep your head up! Go armed.
  4. It’s going to get worse. This is the way Democrats want it, and they will never admit they’re wrong, no matter how bad it gets.

Down here at the peon-level, we had better be prepared to take care of ourselves with extreme prejudice if so required.


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Robert Hartwig

President Trump has offered to help Chicago despite being told during the Election he was NOT WELCOME to campaign
there. It is rumored that the socialist mayor turned down Federal help from Trump. My main question is why any Honest police officer would work there.No matter what they do is subjected to the race card and possible jail time because the politicians are in the pockets of the gangs. Drug money talks Chicago is becoming just like Mexico, with its cartels running the police force.

Lori Blackwell

Great article, John.
I live north of Chicago.
Most people simply do not get how bad it is in parts of the City.
The good citizens are defenseless from those who have no respect for human life or the law.
We were the last state to get Concealed Carry, but it is very weak in the city.

BillyBob Texas

Another FAKE NEWS today – about 60 people shot in ChiTown over the weekend. BALONEY ! There are strict laws against guns there – and therefore there are NO GUNS there. STOP with the FAKE NEWS !!


I think the Laquan McDonald case was the last straw, police have effectively given up on that city. They have no support so they’ve pulled back for self protection. And before you start judging you would do the same thing in their shoes. If you didn’t want to end up in prison anyway.


Forty years ago my wife and I traveled to Great Lakes Navy base to attend my oldest son’s graduation from a Navy program. We started home the next evening and felt like it was time to get something to eat. I saw a McDonald’s sign off I-94 so we got off and went to the restaurant. I ordered our food and laid a twenty on the counter. The guy in the next lane bumped my arm and said I would be wise to hold that money in my hand rather than lay it on the counter. That was on the… Read more »



allan King

One never hears anything about Chicago. It has always been and always will be the worst state in the US for crime and murder. Years ago I took my family and made a wrong turn looking for gas on one corner a man stood with a red bandanna and a weapon and a block away a man on that corner with a blue bandanna and a weapon. I will never go back to Chicago again.

American Patriot

No body cares any more about stories coming out of chicago. Before they can be helped they have to help themselves, until that time just STFU. If the liberals ever get control again the rest of the country WILL be Chicago, its starting to get there now with the liberal judges making law instead of up holding it.

allan King

the only way to start to change this is by taking away the armed guards that surround the Dumbacrats. At best this might open their eyes to the truth. Probably not.

BillyBob Texas

I must be a ‘sub-conscious racist’. I am assuming that those cities listed and run by the Progressive Dems are having these problems in vast majority Black parts of the cities. Am I wrong? Any of these districts sold White areas? AM I a racist for thinking this?


Add demorat cities of St. Louis and Kansas City to your “sewer list”.

Buck Cassidy

And don’t forget Indianapolis!!

Old 1811

Felixd is right. The 19th District (which is a combination of the old 19th and 23rd Districts) is not nearly the worst district in the city. It’s always been a mixture of good and bad. Tthe 1967 study, “The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society,” which was the report by LBJ’s Commission on Crime, said that the 19th District was the most racially, ethnically, and economically diverse police district in the country. (Interestingly, the 1967 19th District was substantially the same as it is now; 023 was carved out of it in the 70s and reabsorbed around 2012). The… Read more »


And there you have it, America.

The lib/prog utopia of anti-gun laws, catch-and-release courts, and hands-off police administration.

This is what you asked for. Enjoy it.


19 is not “notorious”, it is a very middle class, urban, working neighborhood with increasing crime on its edges. If you seek the worst Chicago can offer please go to the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 14th, and 15th Districts. The are the places that provide the very best in mayhem. While some will argue I have skipped some districts I assure you the ones mentioned are the core. As to manpower, the entire organization has been depleted over the last 20 years to a level of criminality. As to the term RAP it once was NCA, meaning… Read more »