Wednesday, September 21, 2005

FOP Denies Connection to SCC

We'd just like to add FOP President Mark Donahue to the list of locally famous people who have (sort of) mentioned our blog. Hi Mark! The club now is you and Frank Main of the Sun-Times.

If anyone attended the FOP meeting last night, you may have heard Mark mention that there is a blog out there, apparently run by Chicago Police Officer(s), addressing concerns of the rank and file. THAT'S US! Mark went on to say that a number of advertising palm cards were sent out to most of the unit reps and some had the FOP return address of 1412 W. Washington on the envelopes, but Mark said the FOP has NOTHING to do with this web site.

We would also like to set the record straight. We are Chicago Police Officer(s). We amuse ourselves with this blog by addressing the everyday concerns of Chicago Police Officers. We have very little to do with the FOP aside from being members. WE CATEGORICALLY DENY EVER HAVING SENT OUT ANY MATERIAL WITH (a) the FOP logo, (b) the FOP address, or (c) anything in any way, shape or form would associate us with ANY CURRENT, PAST or FUTURE members of the Board of FOP. If the FOP received ANY cards in envelopes with FOP address on it, it was forwarded by someone to whom we sent the original material. Our envelopes were brand new plain white or brand new unmarked tan. No other markings. No other printing. Clean. Spotless. Untraceable. No fingerprints. We even used a clean sponge to wet the glue (we ain't stupid ya know).

It's not that we don't like the FOP Board. Some of them appear to be very nice people and we weren't too disappointed with the most recent contract. We might even shake their hands if we met them. But we don't feel like endorsing any particular point of view, political slate, team, etc. We don't need the political entanglements. The feeble attempts at union bashing on this board haven't generated any interest from our readers, so we don't address it. The news of the expulsion of two members from the lodge generated a collective yawn, although both have e-mailed us for a platform. As a rule, we don't answer e-mail (for more rules, see our archives).

At some point in the future, perhaps we will share our opinion of the union with readers. We might even endorse a slate. But that's two years away and a lot can happen in two years. We will note, however, that we appear to be the only site in existence with an anonymous "give and take" message board and almost 1,000 visitors a day. In two years? We might be gone. We might have 5,000 visitors a day. Right now? We're just having fun.

29 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again FOP denies any involvement with the working police...what a surprise.

9/21/2005 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You also made Craigslist........

9/21/2005 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where?

9/21/2005 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Adolph said...

Dollars Donahue made a comment about this site, because he is so into himself, and cronies, he has no idea how the working district police are suffering.

The man is out of touch with reality, I wish we had a leader like the late Moon Muscare, who went to jail for his union during the laboeres strike(firefighter)
in 1981.

Adolph would like to see FOP (F over the police) challenge these merit wonders we have to work for in patrol.

9/21/2005 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard you can have a great time at FOP meetings and drink up a storm. Everyone raves about the beer over there.

9/21/2005 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Beat guy 25 said...

Well. I am a "rank and file" guy and I fell the FOP is doing a good job. The workload over there is unbelievable and the Board Members are showing the stress. I have stopped in there and been very much in disbelief how many calls and problems are addressed on any given day. I suggest as an Officer in 25 that before anyone makes a judgement about FOP, they should go there and see the daily activity. Anyone who is not on the board, or hasn't been there to talk to anyone, has a Bleacher seat and is in no position to comment negatively. I was as cynical as the next guy until I needed the lodge and they were there and provided excellent service.

9/21/2005 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the very start you had LARD ASS DENEEN and NITWIT NOLEN a couple of ass kissers of DIRTY DICK Daley and EDDIE{THE JERK) BURKE. THEY never had the membership on their minds all they thought about them selfs, and nothing changed.

9/21/2005 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are you saying Adolph? Moon Muscare went to jail for the firemen and the next election he was voted out.

9/21/2005 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's craigslist?

9/21/2005 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Muscare was a real union leader, not a suck up to the politicians or the brass. He was never voted out he stepped down, he would not allow the strike breakers or scabs back into his union. He became a captain and his shift was made up of all guys who struck.

He had more balls than our fOP leadership ever will have. Bring Back Dineen.

9/21/2005 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If FOP is doing so much why can any citizen make a beef on a Police Officer for swearing with no questions asked. Four complaints and you get soft warm and fuzzy training. Get another beef after that and you can get terminated. Any Police Officer that does any kind of work as a Chicago Police Officer is nuts.

The 2 coppers in 017 for that target BS. I heard that one copper went to court and the judge asked where the victim was. ASA stated he wasnt in court. The judge learned why ( because the vicitim doesnt want to persue charges) and asked if the victim had any injuries. ASA stated a red face. The judge stated "thats it" and told the ASA to be better prepared in the future. Now I heard that ASA is trying to force the vivitim to go to court and press charges. Wheres FOP? Dont do anything more that answer your calls. This is a great job, however the company is good for shit.

9/21/2005 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In regards to the Target BS, rumor has it that IAD had signed off on 5 days for those guys, but FOP (Donahue) brilliance mentioning it in our newsletter got the Media atention and the states atty. Thanks FOP

9/21/2005 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why cant we all just stick together as blue shirts for once. We could be so successfull w/o FOP. Get a real union that isnt under the mayors thumb.

9/21/2005 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous acronymous said...

TEAMSTERS!

I.C.O.P.

P.B.P.A.

Oh HELL- we can't STRIKE or even "SLOW-DOWN" legally...

I guess all we can do is point fingers and talk about who I.C.U.P'd in D.C. !

T.G.I.P. (thank god it's payday!)

At least we aren't N.O.L.A. P.D. right now!

9/21/2005 06:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

B4 you keep bringing up that asshole dead muscare, you can thank him for helping to fuck up Mayor Byrne, who was very good to the police and did not favor firemen like all other mayors. She gave the asshole's (illegal striking firemen) everything they supposedly struck for within 2 days and then they wanted more. Get it ILLEGAL strike. You weren't on our job back then I'm sure so shut the fuck up, you don't know what you are writing abaout. If you think Local 2 is so great - go join them. Furthermore, they settle after us and take what we get, they don't now or ever have done shit for us.

9/21/2005 07:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY HAS THERE BEEN NO INVESTIGATION BY FOP IN REGARDS TO HEALTH AND SAFTEY ISSUES SUCH AS THE LARGE AMOUNT OF MYSTERIOUS SICKNESSES COMING OUT OF THE PULLMAN / AREA TWO BUILDING. HEAD AND NECK CANCERS,RESULTING IN DEATH, BREATHING PROBLEMS, SERIOUS SICKNESSES ON A BUILDING BUILT UPON A SHERWIN WILLIAMS DUMP SITE. I KNOW FOP WAS CONTACTED NUMERIOUS TIMES. wHAT GIVES FOP

9/21/2005 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's an FOP?

9/22/2005 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

F O P F**K Our Po Leece

9/22/2005 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is next union election?????

9/22/2005 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fisrt of all the Fire Strike was wrong. Remember the striking firemen BEEFED on coppers who were assigned to the firehouses. They were going to get a contract as promised by lady jane they just had to go about it the right way.These JO's are all pro UNION rigjht? WRONG!!!!! How many fireman are out there doing remodeling , plumbing, electrical work side jobs and they are not in any Carpenters Union, Plumbers Union, Electrical UNion.... Enough about those JO's. Back to FOP. DOES ANY ONE HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY ABOUT THE 2 MEMBERS OF FOP WHO WERE VOTED OUT OF THE UNION BY DOHAHUE AND CO???????

9/22/2005 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous HeHateHarej said...

um...they deserved it?

9/22/2005 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"pig vomit" Hallinan is one of the biggest assholes on this job. I'm no fan of "the Big Giant Head" Donahue, but pig vomit finally got his comeuppance. It's nice to see someones arrogance catch up with them now and again.

9/22/2005 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark Donahue for President of the United States.

9/22/2005 06:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least the firemen stuck together and had the balls to do a job action, unlike us.

If we ever did anything, don't you think it would be very hard for the city to hire 10,000 new cops.

Oh thats right, it wouldnt happen because we could never stick together.

The proof will be the reaction to this post.

9/22/2005 08:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY HAS THERE BEEN NO INVESTIGATION BY FOP IN REGARDS TO HEALTH AND SAFTEY ISSUES SUCH AS THE LARGE AMOUNT OF MYSTERIOUS SICKNESSES COMING OUT OF THE PULLMAN / AREA TWO BUILDING. HEAD AND NECK CANCERS,RESULTING IN DEATH, BREATHING PROBLEMS, SERIOUS SICKNESSES ON A BUILDING BUILT UPON A SHERWIN WILLIAMS DUMP SITE. I KNOW FOP WAS CONTACTED NUMERIOUS TIMES. wHAT GIVES FOP

if you are so convinced that this is happening, go talk to a toxic tort attorney. FOP is not and should not be wasting any union money without valid proof that this is happening. OH YEAH, AND THE FOP DOESN'T HAVE ANY TOXIC TORT ATTORNEYS ON STAFF!
if you don't have proof, shut the hell up.

9/23/2005 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You tell em FOP

9/23/2005 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear they do have an attorney on staff, a real pretty boy, hired about two years after he got out of law school, so how much do you think we are paying the prettyboy?

I for one would also like to know what he does?

When is the F**P going to publish its budget?

9/23/2005 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Toxic tort attorney"? why you sound like you know everything....

9/24/2005 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your right....you cant get 2 coppers to agree on lunch. To many egos. If we stuck together and dumped flop, we could have things real nice.

9/24/2005 10:29:00 AM  

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