Thursday, August 18, 2005

Hey look! We're in the Slum-Times

Well, not by name. But in this article by Frank Main, he points out that "The charges against Martinez and Guy unleashed a flurry of Internet activity by officers furious at Target and J.C. Penney for turning over their tapes to the police department. One posting called for officers to check city stickers in the stores' employee parking lots. Other messages suggested that officers make the store detectives' jobs more difficult." That would be word for word from some of our commentators!

Hi Frank! Glad to see a member of the main stream media is actually researching their stories instead of making stuff up like so very very many of our formerly respected media outlets. Tell Fran we said "Hi." If we can ever help you get facts straight or let you know how things really work, let us know, because you must get tired sticking up for the current political administration the way you and Fran do constantly. How did it feel to get beaten like a drum by those guys doing the "Hired Truck" stories? Was it Warmbir and Novak taking you and Fran to the cleaners? Man oh man, did those boys do some REPORTING. They might just get Pulitzers and bring down a corrupt machine. And you've done ... what lately?

CONFIDENTIAL TO OUR POLICE READERS (so stop reading Frank): See, the media is noticing the board. You can bet bosses do, too. And the public at large. Watch yourselves because you know they are.

23 Comments:

Anonymous leftisthebest said...

The sad thing is a police officer tipped Main off to this site. It probably was some boss that will be lauded by Main or Speilman in some future article.

I like how Main takes a racial slant to the article saying a lack of action against the sergeant will push Jesse Jackson Jr. to run for mayor.

Sneed would always write glowingly about the late 1st Deputy Supt. Townsend. The guy was not a police officer his entire career. He also had a loooong memory and would remember officers who crossed him DECADES earlier.

I ran into an old-time sergeant once who told me he was on the transfer order about 10 years ago to go to O'Hare. He stated his name was on the transfer list. Townsend had to approve any transfer order before it was released, ask anyone at the Ivory Tower. He saw the sergeant's name and put a stop to it.

Why? The sergeant stated 10 years earlier he and Townsend got into an argument at a crime scene. It was the only time he ever talked to him.

I like that one boss was quoted, all be anonymously, as saying he thought the segeant did nothing wrong. I think it may have been Mauer, whom I really did not care too much, but at least he has defended the police publicly.

8/18/2005 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with "lefty," and it pains to do so, that it is sad some P/O let the media know about this site.

Since Main and anyone can get on this or the FOP site, as mentioned the other day by someone, maybe it is time for secured sites. Naw, forget that, some snich probably let them get the password.

Now I have a question. In recent weeks an anonymous poster mercilessly has attecked Sgt. N. I notice in the thread below he defended Klein's son and sent an e-mail to the superintendent.

Since he has written that he has let Shakman and the Chief of Detectives know about this site I must ask if he has let Klein, the Sun-Times or Main know about this site. I must admit I am a bit worried. I shall take him at his word.

8/18/2005 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again I am sure a CR number is coming. Especially when sworn department members are posting a slow work slow down or slow service to these stores.

This being illegal as well as a violation of FOP contract

8/18/2005 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous NorthSide said...

I have had absolutely no knowledge or communication with a Sun-Times reporter named Frank Main.

I personally spoke to Michael L. Shakman and did alert him to this blog site. Anyone wishing to contact him by eMail may do so: MLShak@aol.com.

Anyone who is naive or (God forbid)stupid enough to think that the command staff of the CPD, the Daley administration, the media and other "outsiders" are not aware of this site is delusional.
I'm certain that "the enemy" constantly monitors this site. While bosses will routinely deny it, assume they are constantly trolling this board, even anonymously claiming to be "the REAL PO-leese". They are TREACHEROUS and DEVIOUS.

Anyone who wishes to discuss First Amendment retaliation by the city or has further questions may contact me CONFIDENTIALLY at:

cpdfop7@yahoo.com

Again, I specifically and unequivocally withhold my consent to the media or anyone else to use my identity in any public forum whatsoever. I can be extremely litigious about anything I perceive as an invasion of my privacy or any attempts at retaliation for exercising my rights of free speech.

Don't fuck with me.

I have no further comment.

8/18/2005 02:51:00 PM  
Blogger Sgt. Ghetto said...

I hope they read this site. Its a longshot but maybe this will jolt them back into reality. They are surrounded by ass kissers who tell them how great they are all of the time. Like all celebrities, they begin to believe all the B.S.
Also, there is no reason for an illegal slow down. Just doing everything by the letter will slow things down to a crawl. Like other posters have said call states attorney on every case, let shoplifters press charges, etc. If they want everything by strictly by the book, let 'em have it and watch as they all scurry to save their carrers and cushy spots...cause crime will go through the roof.

8/18/2005 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have Shakman look into how a PO with 5 years on gets on the Mayors detail????

8/18/2005 05:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Northside said...

Based on previous experience and since I'm using my actual identity rather than "anonymous", I want to make a categorical and unequivocal statement.

Any government official(s), media, web site or anyone else who may receive any written or electronic threat(s) PURPORTEDLY from me is dealing with an impostor with an obvious agenda. I pose no physical threat to anyone.

The only reason I use my actual identity is to give AUTHENTICITY and CREDIBILITY to my comments. Unfortunately, anyone can anonymously post a preposterous, slanderous or otherwise unlawful or false statement on this blog site.

Furthermore, again based on my experience, I strongly advise any active CPD members to continue posting under a pseudonym or anonymously. Even while truthful, any "controversial" comments will certainly incur the wrath of the City of Chicago.

8/18/2005 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Piss on Richie and his gold star blowjobs. They sold us out long ago and it's time they pay with some bad press. If there is a slowdown it's only in their minds since they wrote the books on police bureaucracy. The wheels of justice must move s-l-o-w-l-y.

Come and get me fatso!

8/18/2005 06:39:00 PM  
Blogger SweetBabyRay said...

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8/18/2005 07:35:00 PM  
Blogger SweetBabyRay said...

I'm beginning to believe that the guy from the Sun Times article is Leftisbest. If that reporter is reading this blogsite, as his article says, then certainly he is posting too. He may even be the anonymous poster who posted some of the comments to which his article quotes. If he didn't post those comments, then I'd bet he at least posted some of the comments in order to stir up some emotion amongst us. Which he certainly did if you read some of the last few posts. That way he could get some good quotes for his award winning journalism.

But then again he may be a registered user, to which I'd suspect Lefty. Afterall, Lefty was the first to comment on the Sun Times article above in order to throw my suspicion away from him. And he has excellent spelling, grammar, and punctuation. (Not that Sun Times journalists need that.) Plus, his police stories are so boring that he can't really be a cop! (Read his post above). I say for the Moderator to ban LeftyTheTrader from here on out.

My second guess and probably the correct answer is that Northern guy. For being retired he sure has nothing but time on his hands. Get a life dude.

8/18/2005 07:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The retired sergeant is the only believable guy on this board.

8/18/2005 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the only reason that the video was turned over to the victims in these cases was because the FOP put the article in the newsletter. FOP is to blame for all of this and there so called stable of worthy attorneys.

8/18/2005 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As usual another moron. It's the unions fault. Hey goof,these incidents happened months ago. That is months ago for you slow readers. That would be Feb. That is the second month of the year. The second incident happened a month later. That would be Mar. That is the third month of the year for you slow readers. The officers did what they did and didn't do anything or call anybody. They knew abou the tapes and the CR numbers but didn't do anything. They didn't call for help or do anything. The union wasn't told about it until recently and the case was already being heard at the grand jury. Two criminals were arrested and the only crimes caught on tape were those of the police. VERY STUPID

8/18/2005 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Crimefile said...

At least Northside has the balls to post under his own name. I see noby else doing that...

8/18/2005 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous leftisthebest said...

Aaaah, my biggest fan, thanks sweetbaby, I see your beloved White Sox have a bit of a losing streak. Maybe the homophobic manager should keep his mouth shut.

I was the first to comment in this thread because I happened to log in at the appropriate time. I know, I know, I'm a loser, on a nice summer afternoon I have nothing better to do than visit this site.

Thank you for the compliment on my proper writing. I attribute it to the report writing classes taken the first few weeks in the Academy.

Waiting for one of your police stories sweetbaby. How about one when you left your desk job at 35th st. a half hour early?

8/19/2005 08:42:00 AM  
Blogger Sgt. Ghetto said...

Yes 9:42, You guys at the hall are doing a great job as is our Sgt.'s union.Especially the keeping quiet during the whole Meek's thing. Scared puppies who are afraid to fall out of King Richards favor. How does it feel do be someone's bi%ch?

8/19/2005 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you spend two minutes looking into these incidents you will find that the officers knew that they were having problems the day of the incidents and did nothing. They waited for months to call anyone. I agree the Sergeants Assoc. is a complete joke.

8/19/2005 12:31:00 PM  
Blogger Sgt. Ghetto said...

But don't you think the F.O.P had an obligation to make a public statement defending an officers right to defend himself in the face of possible danger. Especially in a time when our own Supersizedintendant was skirting the issue? As a supervisor, I believe my duty is to stand up for the safety and all around well-being of my officers. But I am just a mere Sgt. and non-Merit at that.Some would even disagree that that is the #1 function of my job.However isn't that the obvious function of a labor union? Where were Mark and the boys? Any way you look at it they dropped the ball....bigtime.

8/19/2005 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen Sgt. Ghetto

I think Markie has been reported missing in action.. The FOP needs a enema.

Your damn right it is your job to look out for the boys, the working police, but screw (at work not sexually) the women, I do absolutely nothing to help them,
glorified waitress'es in police uniforms.......

8/19/2005 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WE ARE ON OUR OWN! No one supports or will back you up. I gree with SGt ghetto don't do anything illegal(slow down) do it all by the book all day everyday. That will slow shit down bad. Street sgts will have to handle all the jobs, good luck

8/19/2005 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gotta agree with ghetto sgt. i too made sgt legit from the 1993 test when NO merit was allowed. the sgt union blows almost as bad as the fop. when things go south they are not heard from! remeber this election time...

8/19/2005 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is next union elections? Vote them out for not standing up to administration.....As for stores fuck em hammer them with everything we can.....

8/20/2005 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To anonymous (1:30 p.m. post): Go back to your cave, caveman. Yes, there are women on the job who don't do shit, but there are plenty of others who get right in there and administer candy with the best of the guys.

8/23/2005 03:00:00 PM  

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