Thursday, September 22, 2005

Lots of posts

We posted a good 5 or 6 threads in the past 14 hours, so we're going to take it easy Thursday morning. Be sure you scroll down through the posts - we've covered department, local and national politics, science, FOP grievances, and Ira's. Quite the spectrum, eh?

We'll be back Thursday afternoon, so check in a couple of times. We made a run at 900 the other day and are regularly surpassing 700 hits daily. Anything that doesn't fit into the above categories can be put in this open thread.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

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9/22/2005 02:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


It is proposed by the City that Traffic Aides will issue citations to pedestrians that cross on a red. This is gonna be funny to watch. Grab the popcorn and get a good seat.

9/22/2005 04:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Tribune


Published September 22, 2005

CHICAGO -- Lawyers for four homeless panhandlers who solicit money near downtown bridges filed a civil rights lawsuit in U.S. District Court Wednesday claiming that Chicago police and the city violated their free-speech rights by arresting them on several occasions.

The suit filed by self-described panhandlers James Hudson, 56, George Gardner, 52, Tyron Smith, 35, and James Burton 26, names the city and 18 Chicago police officers who have either arrested or issued fines to the men.

The suit alleges police enforcing city ordinances that prohibit people or vehicles from congregating and or blocking bridges have harassed and singled out the men. The suit also alleges that the ordinances are unconstitutional and violate their freedom of speech and 14th Amendment rights.

In the lawsuit, the men state that police have repeatedly arrested them as they attempted to panhandle near Adams Street and Wacker Drive, the Madison Street Bridge and the Monroe Street Bridge.

Jennifer Hoyle, a spokeswoman for the city Law Department, said officials had not had a chance to review the lawsuit and could not comment.

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



September 21, 2005

Contact: 202-646-5188

Court Rules Jesse Jackson Must Face Civil Trial for

Assault and Civil Rights Violations

Judicial Watch represents Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson in claims against Jackson

(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes corruption, today announced that on January 17, 2006, Jesse Lee Peterson, et al., v. Jesse Jackson, et al. (BC 266505) will go to trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court after a ruling last week by Judge George H. Wu. Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit against Jackson, his son Jonathan, and others on behalf of Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, who was the victim of a physical and verbal assault at an event hosted by Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. in December 2001. Rev. Peterson is an ordained minister, who has dedicated his life to working with underprivileged black youth and men in our society.

The Jacksons and the Rainbow/PUSH coalition, who had sought to have the case dismissed, will now face multiple civil charges, including: Assault, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress and a California Civil Rights Claim. Jonathan Jackson also will face the additional charges of Battery and False Imprisonment.

Judicial Watch’s lawsuit stems from a public meeting held in Los Angeles, California on December 10, 2001 to discuss participation in Toyota’s “21st Century Diversity Strategy,” which had been announced after Jackson and Rainbow/PUSH threatened to boycott Toyota. After remarks from Jackson and Toyota representative Irving Miller, the meeting was opened up to questions from the audience. Rev. Peterson asked Miller if black Republicans and conservative groups like his organization, Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny (BOND), would have to go through Rev. Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH in order to participate in the Toyota program.

Jackson told the crowd, “And the issue, for the record…is not conservative or liberal. The issue is certain parasites trying to pick up fruit from trees they didn’t shake.” Rev. Peterson testified that after the “parasite” comment, the crowd became “more hostile….Some of the words I can’t even mention here.”

Within minutes following adjournment of the meeting, Jonathan Jackson struck Rev. Peterson and Rev. Peterson was physically threatened and verbally assaulted by both Jesse Jackson and Jonathan Jackson. Incited by Jackson’s earlier remarks, an angry crowd gathered, cursing, shoving and encircling Rev. Peterson and one of his associates. “I feared for my life,” said Peterson.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said, “Jesse Jackson attempted to use every legal trick at his disposal to have this case dismissed, and he failed. This trial is a major step in holding Jackson accountable for his actions.”

“I’m pleased the court ruled in our favor,” said Reverend Peterson. “I am looking forward to taking my case to court and to forcing Jesse Jackson to answer for his actions.”

To read a legal brief summarizing the allegations against Jackson, log on to Judicial Watch’s Internet site,

9/22/2005 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anythoing else new on that goofy 10-1 in 005? Any CR #'s generated?

9/22/2005 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes!!!! Finally that phony jackass has to answer for something......he doesn't like anyone else
playing on " HIS " playground....Yahoo...

9/22/2005 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is it only certain people in CP
D can work CHA special for time and half.....There are plenty of coppers that want to work it but only housing asskisses get 10-20 days a month making 5,000!!!!!monthly. This is bullshit.. Why wont union open this to everyone? Go look in lot at 365 w. oak at all the new cars.....

9/22/2005 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The recently promoted Capt's and Lt's are NOT being paid their respective salaries. These promotions MUST be reviewed and APPROVED by the FEDERAL MONITOR. I believe this will be the test of wether the FEDS will go after the Dept. for all these "MERIT/appointment " promotions.

9/22/2005 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Housing said...

Hey 12:24 you dont like it you should have bid to housing instead of being scared to walk into a building full of shit heads. Than again you might not have enough time to bid to housing a few years ago. Are you one of the 018 guys that bitched and moaned but than wouldnt even step into the projects when given special. Stay on Rush street where you 018 guys hang out and leave the scary stuff to housing. I do have a nice new car thanks to the government Sucka!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

9/22/2005 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


It is proposed by the City that Traffic Aides will issue citations to pedestrians that cross on a red. This is gonna be funny to watch. Grab the popcorn and get a good seat."

I agree. The comedic value alone is worth more than the fine on these future tickets.

Just one thought...if the crossing guard/traffic managment authority/whatever people are issuing tickets to people working downtown (mayor daley's new source of income), who will be managing the traffic?

I hope someone gets a picture and sends it to Webster's: the new definition of "cluster-fuck".

9/22/2005 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and if I out of uniform refuse to stop when so beckoned by the uniformed civilian, what are they gonna do?

and if I out of uniform refuse to produce an ID when so requested by the uniformed civilian, what are they gonna do?

and if I out of uniform simply say that I have no ID when so requested by the uniformed civilian, what are they gonna do?

If this proposal ain't DOA, the former PO in charge of the OEMC should be retroactively fired from the CPD for stupidity. As if there aren't enough other reasons already.

9/22/2005 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OEMC Wunderboy Huberman will do what all of his predecessors did. Fall of his sword to save the mayor's hide. I just hope he doesn't fall on it face first with his mouth open.

9/22/2005 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP did try and get CHA special for everyone and lost. Did you expect anything else. Don't blame the present and former housing people you would work it also if you had the chance. There are plenty of good side jobs out there if you need one so get one and quit complaining. As far as housing suck asses, It did not take much clout to get there when I did just nerve, so get some.

9/23/2005 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey fuckface I did work projects in 70-80's when they were projects not the joke they are now. Dont act tuff you would not have lasted a day in the old projects.....

9/23/2005 05:55:00 PM  

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