Thursday, December 15, 2005

Cancer Cluster

If 9 people within three blocks of us suddenly came down with cancer, you can bet that the Centers for Disease Control would be out testing the air, the water, the dirt, everything. Because 9 people don't come down with cancer for no apparent reason. It's statistically impossible that some outside influence didn't affect those people.

Which brings us to the 011th District situation. As we stated before, it is possible that 5 or 9 or even 20 cops registered the same score citywide. In a pool of 4,500 test takers, there are going to be ties - that's why seniority is the tiebreaker. But of those 4,500, the odds of 9 people associated with a single district Tact/Gang team ALL scoring high enough to get promoted in the first class are damn near incalculable. We don't care if they studied together, bought the same books, attended the Robert's study group AND took the Berstein course together. The chances of 9 individuals associated with ONE location (by working there, used to work there or a relative there) with all of the foibles and idiosyncrasies of human beings in general, CANNOT be clustered like this.

And if it does happen, there needs to be an investigation. Period. INVESTIGATE. The city already gets 20% of the promotions for "merit" (30% for supervisors). ANY hanky panky means that the city isn't getting 20% - it means they're getting their 20% IN ADDITION TO whatever else they can get. They are cheating US. We aren't competing for 8 spots out of 10. We're trying for maybe 7 or even 6 spots out of 10. Maybe 5?

Of course, maybe there wasn't any underhandedness. But INVESTIGATE it damnit. We deserve to know. The curtain needs to be torn open on the promotional process. This city and this department have operated in the shadows for far too long to take them at their word that everything is on the up and up. INVESTIGATE.

It's the least we can ask for.

116 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its time to tear down the new list and bring back the old list!

12/15/2005 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Untill you take the Det's test and they hand you your score and a copy of exam w/ correct answers there will be NO LEGITIMATE DET. TEST RESULTS.

12/15/2005 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good question, don't have an answer. Without having any inside information, I'm inclined to believe most if not all of the new 011 dicks made it based on their scores. Would be hard to justify a slew of merit promotions from one unit.

Remember the 1994 sergeant's class? They went right down the line with that one, and Mayor Daley wasn't too pleased. Seems there were only a handful of minority candidates made. Nothing else the department could do since there was no merit promotions then, and they went in rank order.

I don't have an answer, but 10:39 is correct - you should score the test immediately and walk out knowing your score. The closest the city has been to doing that was the 1989 dicks test, when you were allowed to keep the test booklet.

So, why at least can't the written portion be scored immediately?

12/15/2005 11:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the original post 100%. I studied with 9 other officers. We all took the same prep class (Bernstein) and all had the same material. I am in this first class. The other 9 officers range from 150ish-900. That is reality. NO, these people are not the smartest, hardest working, whatever. They had information the rest of us didn't. Period. If this department can write me up for not having my daily bulletin they damn well need to take the time to investigate this. Several thousand non-cheating cops deserve it.

12/15/2005 11:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WON'T HAPPEN!

12/16/2005 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous filmore96 said...

I love that the new guys are going to be dicks..I remember when they all came on the job..such a world we live in...makes me think..I'M just going to call felony review myself..and handle my own cases...I know their star numbers consider yourselfs duly notified...

fillmore 4 ever..
dont worry kids i'll give you box one...

12/16/2005 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Overhall the whole system so it is transparent and accountable to all!!

12/16/2005 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As "M" says, the odds of this occuring on the legit are ASTRONOMICAL!!! There needs to be some type of follow-up!

12/16/2005 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no way to prove cheating now. Get on with it. The City that works.

12/16/2005 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true that SCC is Jesse Jackson Jr., and was seen passing out business cards to this blogsite at Salem Baptist Church with James Meeks?

12/16/2005 03:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least this exam didn\'t have any of Maurer\'s bootlickers as #1. He was an SSME (SENIOR Subject Matter Expert), and this role allowed him to have access to ALL of the exam content. Like magic, Sgt. Chris Kennedy (his admin. sgt) scored #1 on the Lt\'s test by a wide margin. And then, PO Kevin Hannigan scored #1 on the Sgt\'s exam, and he\'s no genius. He lied and said he was #42. Why did he hide it? BECAUSE HE HAD SOMETHING TO HIDE!!! It now looks like Sgt. Jimmy \"High Pitch\" Fiducia might have to make Lt. legit, unless Maurer can still get all of the answers from his buddies at Jeanerette and Associates.

12/16/2005 05:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FEDS should sit down with Sgt. Hannigan. He is so shaky that they would have to slap him to shut him up!

12/16/2005 05:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"filmore96 said...
I love that the new guys are going to be dicks..I remember when they all came on the job..such a world we live in...makes me think..I'M just going to call felony review myself..and handle my own cases...I know their star numbers consider yourselfs duly notified...

fillmore 4 ever..
dont worry kids i'll give you box one...

12/16/2005 12:44:15 AM"

Not all felony review is a telephone job. So when you call it in yourself and the ASA says they are coming out to interview all involved you can stutter your way out of it.

12/16/2005 05:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kennedy and hannigan are together again at TRU. Two test-taking absolute geniuses on the same team! It is like having einstein and hawking in the same room. TRU is very blessed, and i am sure that it is just a coincidence.

12/16/2005 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you say Hannigan is shakey? I worked with him a few years ago and he wasn't shakey then?

12/16/2005 06:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Noelle Brennan has been given authority by federal decree to approve all city hiring and promotions. She needs to investigate this before this class begins on Monday. FOP should on behalf of all the test takers, including the ones who made it from 011, ask Brennan to obtain an injunction on the city to halt the training of this class, and investigate this exam. If the guys from 011 got it legit they should welcome an investigation for it would clear their names. This mess is the city's fault. The whole promotion process is under a cloud, and it will undermine all promotions.

12/16/2005 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did well on the test took the Bernstien classand actually put in some work studying, no Im not in the firtst class and probably wont be in the second but everyone I studied with is within 100 spots of each other so getting placed with people you study with isnt uncommon there was 6 of us.

12/16/2005 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 11:47 Where were you in 1994? There were "merit promotions" back then, I know of several people who did not score well enough then to be made legit but they were made none the less. Call it whatever you want, it's still a political promotion.

12/16/2005 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will this be the straw that breaks Daley's back?

12/16/2005 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This job has never been fair or legit. I cant believe everyone is so bent out of shape about test results. The promotional process has allways been crooked from the get go. If you want fair, you work for the wrong entity. Anyone with more than 10 years on knows that.

12/16/2005 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 12:18
What does Daley have to do with an allegation of police test results?

12/16/2005 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
To 12:18
What does Daley have to do with an allegation of police test results?

12/16/2005 12:26:16 PM

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Maybe something, maybe everything, maybe nothing. But he sure as f- doesn't need a po-po testing scandal shot up his ass.

12/16/2005 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many total dets will they make off this new list...i scored in the mid 400s..does the city like the results so that they will leave this list up for a long period of time..any crystal balls out there....

12/16/2005 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To above:
You have a better chance at winning the lottery than making it considering merit 20% and the new "small" classes.

12/16/2005 04:12:00 PM  
Blogger 011th Dist/1st Class said...

Hello everyone. I am always interested in reading the opinions of other police officers, whether I agree or not. The new detective class has started quite the controversy. I am in the first class, I am in the 011th District, and whether on not anyone believes me I did not cheat. Now having said that I could honestly care less if you believe me or not. I found great amusement in the comments, as did some of the other 011th District, first class detective candidates. It's not my intentions to bad mouth any police officer, whether they work in Chicago or not, whether they work in a busy district or a slow district. I do have some opinions and thoughts, however, that I would like to share. I am not a meritorious selection, nor are a better part of the other 011th District candidates. There are two (2) candidates of which I have not seen their respective placement paper work. I personally do not believe that I deserve any promotion because I work in the "ghetto", and yes I chose to work there, and yes I have chased the "1 bag dope arrest", and I have done well with overtime, etc., etc., etc. I do live in the 016th District, and appreciate the work done here to curtail the burglary problem (on a side note, my garage was burglarized, and I hope that the Gang/Tact teams spent sixteen hours of follow up on my break in). I'm not sure if 4500 people took the second part of the test, but any time you have such a large number taking any test there is bound to be unhappy individuals. The last sergeants exam, I did terrible, but I didn't blame the 500 or so people who did better then me. It wasn't there fault, it was my own. I was unprepared. I thought that I was a good test taker, and that would be enough. For this test I did take the Bearnstein prep class, as did many of the other 011th Dist candidates, but aside from that I did not study with them, and I'm unsure if they studied together. I don't think they did. I know this would never happen because the city has already spent a great deal of money on the test, but I welcome an investigation. I have nothing to hide, as do my 011th District counterparts. I agree that the test, at least the second part was subjective to the grader, but I will say that testing has come along way from the seventies where you paper clipped your personal information to your test answers. Alot of people have been bad mouthing Pete Devine, and it is obvious that they do not know him. He is smart, and a good test taker, and obviously heavy. Pete, in my opinion did not have to work in a busy district on midnights, work on a gang or tact team in a busy district, take the second part of the sergeants exam, and or the second part of the detective exam to make any promotions, but he did. Honestly if I was as heavy as he is I would already be a sergeant, but he chooses to make his promotion(s) on his own merit. One more comment, and I will let you guys rip into what I have typed: we were not all on Pete's team, in fact I think we were all on different teams. Like I said I enjoyed your comments, and look forward to responding to the scepticism.

12/16/2005 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

011 First Class: Congatulations, if you got the promo on your own, you don't owe anybody an explanation. As for Devine's kid, I don't know him, he owes no one an explanation, nor an excuse that his father is who he is. It doesn't matter who is made there are those digruntled officers that would complain if Jesus made the list. So CONGATULATIONS, enjoy you sound as tho you deserved it.

12/16/2005 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To first class dick and 011 man: Well spoken and told it like it is. Good for you.

12/16/2005 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

04:27, I hope you are one of those who passed, though I still hope there is an investigation to clear you and others if there were no problems.

Although that was one GIGANTIC paragraph, it still is nicely worded, not too defensive, and I would dare say fairly classy. So if you are one of the accused, and nobody did nothing wrong (in which case you guys have nothing to fear if somebody asks questions... unless its a bunch of Irish guys in Area 2 VC), than CONGRATULATIONS to you. I conditionally apologize for my part in the accusations, though I stand by the questions raised by myself and others.

12/16/2005 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, what's with the crack on A/2/VC and Irish guys?

12/16/2005 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 4:27pm
Whats up Spain..

12/16/2005 05:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a bit o light humor. I'm Irish myself and no harm intended. Its an e-z reference to Burge and company, half dead and mostly retired. Not meant as an actual disparagement to anyone in particular currently in A2 VC.

12/16/2005 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He said he's legit,so he must be. Ha Ha Ha Ha.

12/16/2005 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait, Jesus made the first class? That guy sat next to me in the exam and totally had a cheat sheet...

12/16/2005 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe you 100%. On a side note, I hope Santa brings me that bike I asked for.

12/16/2005 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
To 11:47 Where were you in 1994? There were "merit promotions" back then, I know of several people who did not score well enough then to be made legit but they were made none the less. Call it whatever you want, it's still a political promotion.

12/16/2005 10:08:45 AM


Where was I? I was on the sergeant's list hoping they would make a really big class and I'd be made. It didn't happen though. And if you know of "several" people who didn't score well enough and got made anyway, well, I'll say you're full of shit! That's right, I'm saying you're full of shit! Where were you? Did you take the 1993 sergeant or lieutenant's exam? Both were handled very well and people were promoted off those lists in rank order, no matter their ethnicity or sex. It caused quite a stir, but Daley had to let it go. In defense of the tests he even mentioned how he had to take the bar exam three times before passing.

Where was I? I was reading the newspaper when John Doty's picture appeared in the paper with his father after having been one of only a handful of minorities to have been promoted to sergeant, and newspaper accounts reflected the mayor's disappointment at the lack of miniority representation in the first class. Again though, that's the way it went....in rank order.

Where was I? I was in the sergeants class that was held back by a lawsuit filed by miniority members alleging discrimination in the test. And in that sergeant's class, there were miniority candidates who were also plaintiffs in the very suit seeking to strike the list that promoted them! Explain that one if you can.

Where was I? I was around when Lieutenant Dignan was made the poster boy for "merit promotions." Dignan was a fantastic copper with many awards, and he had not even taken the test. He was the perfect person to make "merit promotions" palatable to everyone. God knows if we should have merit promotions, he was a textbook example of what one should be.

Where was I? I was around when the last class of lieutenants and sergeants were made from the 1993 list and they were struck down, this in spite of the fact Daley had gone on record that they would make 500 sergeants and over 100 lieutenants. But Daley couldn't do that, he had to strike the list before more minorities were left out.

Clout works out here in the city, but there were no merit promotions in 1994. Name one person who was made merit...just one!

12/16/2005 08:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wait till the next couple of classes come out and you see all the people that made it from patrol division admin. (and their family members). SOOOOOOOOOOOOOPER SEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEECRET!

12/16/2005 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody know which are the merit promotions on the lsit?

12/16/2005 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

list

12/16/2005 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to this board all of the coppers from Kobel's secret study group were in the top 50. Where are they? Oh, now we have the Devine rumour instead. Bunch of whiny ass pussies. Just like the beast, always the victim.

12/17/2005 02:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many total dets will they make off this new list...i scored in the mid 400s..does the city like the results so that they will leave this list up for a long period of time..any crystal balls out there....

I have a guess for you. 500ish. It make take you 4 years to get promoted though. Don't forget you have to factor in the merits.
I am bitter because if they made one more class off the old list, I would have been in. I missed the promotion by 3. Doesn't that suck. I also must say that it's odd to me how different I did on the new test. On the old test, I was in the top 600. On the new test I am 1800 ish. I didn't think I did that bad. I certainly didn't forget anything in the 4 years since the last test. I guess it depends who is grading your test. I would LOVE to see some kind of real ranking. Did I score the same as 500 people who have more senority than me? What kind of scores were there.
I only wish their was an appeal process to your score. I really think I did better than my score.
Water under the bridge. I will work my beat car and shut up. I guess I will concentrate on SGT. :)

12/17/2005 05:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>According to this board all of the coppers from Kobel's secret study group were in the top 50. Where are they? Oh, now we have the Devine rumour instead. Bunch of whiny ass pussies. Just like the beast, always the victim. <<

Translation: Nothing to see here folks, keeeeep moving please.

You'd make a great detective yourself son. YOu obviously have a profound ability to detect, uhm, patterns, motive, lies. And of course, you you have this insatiable desire to seek out the truth.

Moron.

12/17/2005 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

011th Dist/1st Class said...
Hello everyone. I am always interested in reading the opinions of other police officers, whether I agree or not. The new detective class has started quite the controversy. I am in the first class, I am in the 011th District, and whether on not anyone believes me I did not cheat. Now having said that I could honestly care less if you believe me or not. I



What was you score and rank?

12/17/2005 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am bitter because if they made one more class off the old list, I would have been in. I missed the promotion by 3. Doesn't that suck. I also must say that it's odd to me how different I did on the new test. On the old test, I was in the top 600. On the new test I am 1800 ish. I didn't think I did that


WOW that bites.....sorry

12/17/2005 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/17/2005 09:08:16 AM

Actually I am a det and a very good one at that. When you pull out your surrogate dick and shoot the guy you weren't aiming at, I'm the guy Peterson will send to straighten it out. So suck my 100K a year cock. Again, what happened to the Kobel rumour dickhead? Do you think Dick Devine needs the answers to the Detective test to make his son? All he has to do is call his college roommate, King Richie, on the speed dial and its a done deal. Here's a new rumour for your stupid ass; the department put a secret psychological question in the test that weeded out bitter Don Johnson wannabes with a brick for a brain. Just be happy you passed the Drivers Education test in high school.

12/17/2005 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>Actually I am a det and a very good one at that.<<

Of course you are. You clearly have the great sense to see what's in front of you.

You're good enough, you're smart enough, and goddammit, people like you!

>>When you pull out your surrogate dick and shoot the guy you weren't aiming at, I'm the guy Peterson will send to straighten it out.<<

So you are like a fixer who helps cover things up? Mayor Daley thanks you.

>>So suck my 100K a year cock.<<

he he he

>>Again, what happened to the Kobel rumour dickhead?<<

I don't know. Never repeated it myself. Why you trying to change the subject?

>>Do you think Dick Devine needs the answers to the Detective test to make his son?<<

Nope, but giving him the answers and making it appear that he passed on the up and up would be one way of making the son a detective. And, if handled properly, almost certainly the way that raises the least questions in the era of Noelle Brennan, inquiring reporters, and an aggressive U.S. attorney.

>>All he has to do is call his college roommate, King Richie, on the speed dial and its a done deal.<<

See above.

>>Here's a new rumour for your stupid ass; the department put a secret psychological question in the test that weeded out bitter Don Johnson wannabes with a brick for a brain. Just be happy you passed the Drivers Education test in high school. <<

Ooooh, burn! There's no place like home, there's no place like home.

Sorry big guy, but you ain't in Kansas anymore. Go sell your apologist crap somewhere else. Because there are between 6 and 12 people in the whole department who are arrogant or dumb enough to think for one second that nothing happened here, and that nobody should think anything happened here.

Detective my ass.

12/17/2005 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all know how the test will never be 100% fair until you can walk out with your score in your hand. With that said I know some of those 011 guys pretty well and they did not cheat. The ones I know are smart, hard working guys. Pete got it on his own ,which is more than I can say about all those merit promoted people.

12/17/2005 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even when you can walk out with your score in your hand you will still have people who are directed to the right material beforehand. Duh! What do you think people have been talking about here for the past few days?

Victims: Seems they were given the questions and/or answers beforehand

"Detective #1": But if they wanted to cheat, they would have just made them by merit!

Offenders' friend: Well if you wanted to make this legit, score the tests immediately after they are taken!

Victims: Hello, can I get the smart police here?

12/17/2005 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow 100k a year. Easy Trump, any idiot canmake 100k a year if they work 80 hours a week....yes even the guy selling cars at Carmax. I'd much rather make 100k a year working 8 hour days as a Lt. but then you wouldn't be able to parade around crime scenes in your trench coat and tell war stories at Dugan's. 100k isn'nt that much after alimony and child support which is a must for all real Dicks.

12/17/2005 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I've learned from SCC:

1: Everyone is out to get each of you.

2: The city is out to get each of you.

3: 90% of the posters are bitter, whiny bitches.

4: Each of you is the best cop in the city and decides on an individual basis who is considered the police.

5: You're all victims, victims, victims. Just like the beast. Next you'll want Link cards to pay for lunch.

12/17/2005 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's call the 2004 Detective's exam: EXAMSCAM II.

I have a while before I retire, and I tell you what, I'll never forget this disgrace.

12/17/2005 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I've learned in just the last 2 days on this site:

For "police" in Chicago:

Its okay to steal or receive stolen property;

Its okay to cheat on tests or receive the benefits of cheating;

Its okay to drink and drive;

Its okay to receive special treatment for promotions even if it prevents someone else from being legitimately promoted;

Its okay to start bar fights and motherfuck a responding sergeant and 10 officers, if you are a detective;

Anything can be 19-Pauled, particularly anything that names Daley, his cronies or their relateives as an offender.

First thing a new mayor should do is make everybody retake a test. Everbody. Seems quite a few of the apologist monkeys here would suddenly start seeing victims everywhere.

12/17/2005 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/17/2005 12:59:35 PM

I love my job and work hard. I get paid to play. I don't own a trench coat. The only police I drink with my co-workers(people like you are a perfect example why). I don't pay child support. I'm married to a intelligent, beautiful woman; who respects me because I don't come home and kick the dog everyday while crying "the system is out to get me." I do own a house you'll never afford. I do own a beautiful home just outside Cabo San Lucas, Mexico that I fly to for free as often as I can thanks to my wife's job. I wouldn't even talk to your stupid ass if I saw you on at a crime scene. You'll never be a lieutenant. Your own logic dictates this to be impossible. Everything is fixed and you're on the outside. I made det the real way. My cousin was married to the 3rd cousin of the brother-in-law of George Dunne's 1st wife. There you have it. You're not dumb, just everyone else is connected. Are your balls connected to your pussy?

12/17/2005 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean we were supposed to get a link card after we took the detectives exam? Damn! Daley dicked me again!

12/17/2005 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LIKE THIS GUY !!!!!

12/17/2005 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>Everything is fixed and you're on the outside.<<

I dare you to say this in such a sarcastic manner to the next 3 Chicago POs you talk to in real life. The only people who would still talk to you if you were known for this "thinking" would be the other hacks.

Detective? Riiiiggggghhhhtttt. You can give yourself whatever internet title you want. Hell, you can be 6'4 and muscular on the internet, and even have a beautiful wife from Google Images. No matter. All I seem to hear you saying is "I'm a little bitch for Daley and Devine".

12/17/2005 01:56:00 PM  
Blogger 011th Dist/1st Class said...

"He said he's legit, so he must be. Ha Ha", and "I believe you 100%" that is as witty/sarcastic as you can be? I expected far more from you. You can actually plan your response before you type it to maximize your level of sarcasm. Please try again, and this time with feeling.
To answer your queston anon at 10:11, my rank was 35th, and my score was 154.

12/17/2005 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS IS THE TREND, MORE AND MORE GOLD STARS WHO WERE NEVER THE POLICE AND MORE AND MORE DET'S WHO WERE NEVER THE POLICE. W/IN 10 YRS THIS DEPT WILL WON'T BE ABLE TO FIND A SHITHEAD ON THE WESTSIDE.

12/17/2005 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Things I learned from SCC: So long as your wife is smart and has a good job with perks and you make 6 figures and so long as you were in a busy district and are a hard worker and so long as clout could have gotten you a merit pick instead of the answers for you and 8 friends and until you can take the test with you and get a score right there, it doesn't matter that some people had the test before the test was administered. Also, any attempt by anyone else to complain about corruption is motivated by jealousy, as in you are a jealous, whiney pussy if you think there should be a fair system. Just like everyone in the department will always respect Captain Cynthia White et al, these new detectives will have my respect for the rest of their careers. How dare you people question an injustice?

12/17/2005 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>Just like everyone in the department will always respect Captain Cynthia White et al, these new detectives will have my respect for the rest of their careers<<

Which leads me to a visual of someone waggling two fingers as quote marks around their ears every time they address certain people in this department by their rank/title.

Oooh, hello "detective"!

Good morning "Captain", you wanted to see me?

I don't think I'd be able to not laugh if I see someone doing this.

12/17/2005 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me be the first.....congratulations to all the new "detectives" from 011!!!!! (and 023)

12/17/2005 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Were any of the 011 geniuses merit? How about the partners from 023?

12/17/2005 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Infact I have made rank (not P.O. assigned as detective)...legit and I make my $ in 8 hours a day. So, I get to use my house. Oh wait, I'm that right I'M the DUMMY! My wife has a real job, not a waitress in the sky.

12/17/2005 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

legit? Sure thing "detective".

12/17/2005 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Now having said that I could honestly care less if you believe me or not."

Obviously, which is why you took the trouble to write the longest post in memory to vaguely and generically assert the legitimacy of the process. Why stop at "detective"? If you guys in 011 tac end up pulling this off unscathed, you deserve spots as lieutenants or captains.

12/17/2005 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, just like you "honestly" scored well.

12/17/2005 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

N. Isakson was a recruit, sent to the airport to direct traffic during construction project, sgt. drives by to see if she is on her post, sees a girl in uniform, sitting on a lawn chair, pants pulled up over knees, sleeves pulled up over shoulder, boom box laring, with a cooler. Sgt. asks what she is doing, she replies "If I gonna be out here I'm at least going to get some sun". She spent 8 weeks at the arrival area breathing carbon monoxide.

Gets back to 23. Falls in love with a copper. Puts a Valentine ad in the paper telling the guy how much she loves him w/flowery roamntic thoughts. USES BOTH OF THEIR NAMES.

Tact. Lt. catches it, makes copies, she spends a week yelling at everyone. Was our fault.

Desk crew even put ad on Honorable Mention, stapled it to the board. Sat there for a month before some one spotted it.

The above are true stories.

12/17/2005 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to: 05:25....are you equating personal behavior with professional character? just wondering....

12/17/2005 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And she scored in the top 40 because she's REEEEEEEAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYYY smart right?

12/17/2005 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

127 post I like your attitude fuck em if they cant take a joke and fuck them harder if they cant take a test.

12/17/2005 10:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1009 I would like it if you would indicate that you passed a test at some point. Giant run-ons sort of illustrate the point about who can get promoted in the department. There's beautiful irony where the giant run-on alludes to the inability of others to pass a test. Or maybe you meant that as a joke?

12/17/2005 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

M. SEISER scored 151, should be in the next class.
Can't wait to hear "M. SEISER RUNS the D!!!!!!!

12/18/2005 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous you are an idiot said...

One other thing genius, your comparison between nine people getting cancer and nine people in the same unit getting the same or similar score on the dicks test is just about the stupidest analogy I have ever come across. The efforts of the nine people on the test directly influenced their scores, i.e. study more and you will score higher. How, exactly, does that compare to people contracting cancer? You are no better than all of the journalists that continuously slander the police on a daily basis. You took a situation, manipulated the facts to suit your agenda and then made up a host of lies to have a greater impact. You should get a job on the Channel 5 investigative team with Dave Savini. Hypocrite.

12/20/2005 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I took the dicks test in 1989...I studied hard (meaning the night before I tried to read some of the material) and I didn't pass.

The next test I took I studied hard (meaning I read G.O.'s and S.O.'s til my eyes saw nothing but black letters on blue and yellow} and this time around I passed and eventually got promoted.

I didn't whine and cry about not making detective, because I didn't put the effort into it. Some people who whine and cry now may have a beef because they think connected people got pushed ahead. Is that true? Doubtful, but then again, this is Chicago and anything is possible.

My gut feeling though is most of the whiners and cryers are people who studied like I did in 1989...meaning they didn't. If you don't have any clout, pictures of the alderman with a billy goat, or the smarts to study your ass off, I suggest you take the fire test. I hear one will be coming up soon.

12/20/2005 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...One other thing genius, your comparison between nine people getting cancer and nine people in the same unit getting the same or similar score on the dicks test is just about the stupidest analogy I have ever come across...

OK, lets see you play with the numbers!

...The efforts of the nine people on the test directly influenced their scores, i.e. study more and you will score higher...

Are you those nine people? If not, you have no basis to even make such an assertion.

...How, exactly, does that compare to people contracting cancer?...

The premise of SCC's class was probability and statistics, or more accurately, improbability without a common cause and explanation to tie a *cluster* together. They offer probability and statistics as a course in some colleges.

...You are no better than all of the journalists that continuously slander the police on a daily basis...

Touchy touchy. He asked a question based on a very suspicious pattern. When you are a detective, hopefully you will be able to detect patterns. For example, 9 similar unexplained homicides. When you figure out the connection, you recognize the pattern and look for commonalities. In your case, we have a very improbable (impossible) and unexplained cluster (pattern).

This would be actually be a lot easier to believe if at least most of the people in 011 indicated that they studied diligently together. But if 9 clustered people say they studied entirely independently to score in, what, the top 1%, than they exponentiate already astronomical odds.

Some here are phrasing it as accusations. Some here are just asking a question. It all boils down to the same thing... what is the commonality here.

Think like a detective for a second. Would you accept an answer like the one you've given? Scratch that. Go ask a Catholic high school teacher. You suddenly get 10 National Merit Scholars at Mt. Carmel one year, you *know* the system was compromised.

Proving what went wrong is something else entirely. But this would be a lot easier to swallow if you guys could start by admitting that some of you at least studied together. Similar materials, discussion groups, whatever. But a cluster of 9 people in a group of 4500 coming out in the top 1% is about as unlikely an event as there is without some commonality.

12/20/2005 07:29:00 PM  
Blogger 011th Dist/1st Class said...

Well I can't keep it inside anymore. My conscience is so heavy with guilt. I'm going to blow the whistle. Please give a chance to explain, this may be lengthy. I would like to apologize to all the other police, whose position both I stole, and the other 011th Dist Officers stole. To come clean I have to start from the begining. As most of you know First Dep. Sup. Starks use to be a Lt. in 011, even before he was District Commander. He was going through a difficult time with all the promotions and all, so occasionally he would join my family and I for dinner on Sunday's. One thing lead to another, and we became friends. That was the begining. From there I joined the same father/son bowling league that Pete and his father were on. We bowled on Tuesdays. Well needless to say my father was busy on Tuesday so First Dep. Sup. Starks stepped in, and we all had fun developing a plan to get both Pete and myself promoted to detective without drawing attention to ourselves. At first I thought it was all just a big joke until one day, I believe it was a Thursday, who came into the 011th District Tact Office, but Sup. Cline with a package. Inside the package was "coded" questions, and answers to the next detective exam. At this point Pete and I needed help, so we enlisted other 011th District Officer. Ones we trusted. I gave a copy of the "codes" to Roy, who accidently left it out in the bathroom. Well his sister saw the answers, I mean "codes", and apparently gave them to others in her District. Well alot of people were now involved, about eleven or so. We all decided to lay low, and not really have any further contact until after the test. I ended up taking the test, and surprising I knew the questions, and answers. If anything I am very thorough so I bought plain tickets to Texas, where I met with the accountants from Earnest and Young. I wined and dined them, and eventually had to bribe them just to make sure our crew would be promoted to the "rankless" position of detective. Well it all worked out as planned. Santa Claus delivered my placement papers right to my door step, and wouldn't you know it we all made it. The first day of school was good because when we walked in all the instructors knew who we were. The officers from 011 signed in, we told them which areas we wanted to go to, and then we left. I didn't think it could get any better until today. They actually rented ponies for us, and entertained us with circus clowns. It was great, but I can't deal with the guilt anymore. So I am very sorry.

12/20/2005 08:29:00 PM  
Blogger 011th Dist/1st Class said...

Boy that was fun....

12/20/2005 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 0829

I'm one of the instructors. You were not supposed to take the ponies home. Please bring them back tomorrow in the same condition you left with them with.

12/20/2005 08:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys on the West Side get all the breaks and good stuff..On the South Side we never got the circus clowns..The only "presents" we get are usually served to us by the "G"..and our streets are numbered..Ahhhh, the meds are kickin' in....

12/21/2005 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, OK, I get it. RO knows nothing, nothing!

My dad did not have sex with my mom to produce my sister. I've never seen that girl with the same last name in my life!

I've never seen that guy sitting next to me in the car, and if I have, we've certainly never discussed the detectives exam! I don't even know those other guys. You say they work with me? And one of em has a daddy in the same job which Mr. Daley used to hold? I had no idea. Boy oh boy, I need to get out more. All that studying over the last few years and I barely even remember my name!

Do you have any more questions sir? You got nuthin. NUTHIN!


Seriously guys, the cluster could mostly be at least party explained if you studied and took the test together. I could see if someone got hung up on one GO, 8 or 9 guys argue about it for awhile, and then voila its emphasized on the test. This stuff happens.

But the whole "I don't really even know those guys" thing isn't doing much to answer the questions people have. And you better believe its not they type of answer you are supposed to accept as a detective.

No offense or nuthin. Not saying you cheated. Just saying, its worth asking about because it IS extremely unusual. If it was just being exposed to the right stuff, we'd have seen these kinds of clusters in 011s tac and gang officer for the last 20 years.

'cept for Cline's kid and his tac team, I can't remember the last time this happened.

But putting you guys together with what happened to Cline's kid and his guys, and people are smelling you guys from Oak Forest to Evanston.

12/21/2005 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Kobel's SSUUUUUUPPPPEEEERRRR SEEEKKKKRRRREEETTTTTT study group? I heard certain P.O.'s were detailed to 35th Street when the group was meeting. No one else knew because it was SSUUUUUUPPPPEEEERRRR SEEEKKKKRRRREEETTTTTT. Now the truth is out bitches. A good friend of mine who works somewhere that they know these things told me.

12/21/2005 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason for the merit promotions is for minorities to get promoted who have connections.
The only reason for the test is to make these supposed legitamite candidates and other hacks and there friends look legit when they get promoted. You better believe that the kids of these boss's get the answers for the test. We have already established that there is a vast conspiracy by the Democratic party in Cook county to only hire political people to any kind of decent paying job in city or county gov't. Guess what they do? They give bullshit tests to make it look legit. It took an investigation by the FBI to put it on the table so no one could deny it. These Jagoffs wouldn't admit it otherwise.
Are there a few legitamite people who pass? Sure. But there are shit load who aren't legitimate that pass too. Until they take the test out of the hands of these boss's I'll never believe in the testing process. Why not have NYPD or a national testing firm with impeccalbe credentials come in and make up and give the test? Why do the top boss's need to know/see the testing material? Why not have an evaluation system for PO's that measure their quality of work? Right now we don't even have a fucking evaluation system to say who on this job actually has done police work and who hasn't! Surely these boys in 011 wouldn't mind that. I mean if you've got someone with a record of making thousands of Felony arrests with a high conviction rate shouldn't that count for something, whether for detective or Sgt promotion. You look at a lot of these people who get promoted and they've never even made a felony arrest! Ya Devine and Clines kids could have gotten promoted meritorious, but to a lot of the sheep out there it just looks more legit this way. Like I said you can give that meritorious promotion to someone from LAPA and the African American police Assoc and they'll keep complacent about the process.

12/21/2005 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the guys in 011 who happened to all score high on the test can I get you guys to buy me some lottery tickets? I mean with those kinds of odds working in your favor you must, either have a lucky horse shoe up your ass or something about working in 011 makes you really, really smart (and let us not forget Clines kid and all his friends). I can't figure out what it is.

12/21/2005 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen! But its all sour grapes because everything in the PD and the city of Chicago is on the up and up.

Name one fucking thing in the city that's on the up and up. Just one!

But for these special little princes of the city all of a sudden a few people say "but they are in 011 tac, so they must deserve it". That Devine thing? That brother/sister thing? Coincidents! Nothing to see here. This is on the legit!

Oh, and that earlier thing about Cline's kid and his 011 tac team? Legit I tell you, legit! They put smart vitamins in the drinking fountain in 011. Those are the real police who are really exposed to police work and real detectives. No, no says I. They studied harder, but not together, on their own! No not I my sister nor partner! I've never even voted, let alone campaigned! I don't even know who this Devine kid is, but if I did, I'm sure it was all on the up and up and this isn't a shut-your-mouth boys and don't embarrass pappy with no west side stories!

They want to satirize here? Satirize this. Pick 50/4500 (1/90) and raise it to the 9th or 10th power. Use a calculator. That number to the right of the decimal is an approximation of the chances of ANY 9 or 10 of 4500 people independently falling into a group 50 selected out randomly.

Well, its a bit more likely than this: .00000000000000000001.

And no, I didn't just thrown in a period and then press "0" on my keypad for 5 minutes. Rather, that is .01 (1 in 100) to the 9th power. Add in two more "0"s for each additional person tied to these guys as supposedly independently coming up with the right answers. If you are playing at home, the first 3 digits put you in the thousands (as in one in a thousand), the second 3 digits put you in the millions (as in one in a million), the third 3 digits put you in the billions (as in one in a billion), the fourth 3 digits put you in the trillions (as in one in a trillion), and there are 6 or 8 more digits still to go.

Whats after trillions anyway? Thats how likely it is that these 9 clustered people (or any other particular 9 people) studied independently and ended up in the top 50. Well, a bit more likely (because of the approximation of 1 in 90 to being 1 in 100), but no more likely than that. Hell, take off two of the last digits for the approximation. You are still in the no-way-is-this-legit range.

Detect that motherfuckers.

12/21/2005 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I received the answers to the test 1 month before the test was given. They were brought to me by a leprechaun riding a unicorn and he said " i'll give u these answers if you don't touch me lucky charms !!!!" U guys all need to get laid and not by each other or your hands. Quit go Duggans.
Get some friends that are not cops and don't badge ur way into every bar u go
u looklike a shithead when u do and the rest of the line laughs at u when u go in.

12/21/2005 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHEN WE GRADUATE FROM THE ACADMEY WE ARE TOLD WHERE WE ARE GOING TO TRAIN AND END UP GOING TO DISTRICTS THAT ARE SHORT STAFFED. I CAN ONLY SPEAK FROM MY STAND POINT AND I WENT TO THE 011TH DISTRICT AND HAVE BEEN THERE FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS. WE ALL WORK IN 25 DIFFERENT DISTRICTS BUT WE ALL DO WORK IN DIFFERENT WAYS. WE CAN ALL TELL YOU A STORY ABOUT HOW HARD THE COPS HERE OR THERE WORK WHICH IS GREAT BUT THE QUESTION IS DID THESES GUYS FROM 011TH DISTRICT GET THE TEST OR HELP FROM A HIGHER SOURCE BEFORE THE EXAM WAS GIVEN. I CAN TELL YOU AS AN EYE WITNESS I WAS IN THE SAME STUDY CLASS WITH 6 OF THE OFFICERS, ONLY 6 OF THE OFFICERS ARE ON GANG OR TACT. I DONT BELIEVE FOR A MINUTE THAT THEY CHEATED OR RECEIVED HELP!! I WORKED ON A TEAM WITH 2 OF THEM AND I SCORED IN THE 500'S SOME OF US TEST WELL AND OTHERS DON'T. THINK ABOUT IT THIS WAY. THE 6 OFFICERS FROM 011 THAT ARE HERE AND NOT DETAILED TO SOME OTHER UNIT HAVE WORKED CLOSELY, JUST LIKE MANY OF YOU, WITH AREA FOUR DETECTIVES FOR THE LAST 3-8 YEARS. ALL OF THEM HAVE MORE AGG. BATT., MURDER, ETC.. ARRESTS THAN THE NORMAL AMOUNT WE MIGHT TRIP ONTO. THE REASON FOR THIS IS THAT THEY WERE THE ONES THAT WOULD COME INTO WORK A LITTLE EARLY AND GO UP STAIRS TO THE DETECTIVE DIVISION(AREA FOUR) AND CHECK IF THERE WAS ANY NEW INFORMATION ON CERTAIN CASES OR WITNESSES THAT WERE NEEDED. WHAT I'M SAYING IS THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING LIKE DETECTIVES FOR SO LONG AND STUDYING WHAT THEY DO THAT YOU CAN'T HELP BUT DO WELL ON AN EXAM ABOUT DETECTIVE WORK. CHASING DOWN 1 ROCK ARRESTS WILL NOT MAKE YOU READY TO TAKE A DETECTIVES EXAM BUT WORKING DAY IN AND DAY OUT WITH THEM AND LEARNING FROM THE LIKES OF LT. FERRELL, SGT. WALSH, DET. CRONIN, DET. KADO, DET. CERONE AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON. THERE ARE GREAT DETECTIVES IN ALL THE AREAS AND THEY WILL ALL TELL YOU THAT THE LIST I JUST GAVE IS A PRETTY GOOD LIST OF GUYS WHO KNOW THERE STUFF. THIS IS LIKE BRINGING 300 KIDS(WHO WANTS TO BE IN THE NBA WHEN THEY GROW UP) TO A 3-7 YEAR PROGRAM WHERE THEY GET TO LEARN AND WORK DAY IN AND DAY OUT FROM SOME OF THE BEST NBA STARS, ODDS ARE AT LEAST 10 PERCENT OF THE KIDS WILL BE PRETTY GOOD OR MAYBE EVEN STARS. THESE 6 HAVE BEEN WORKING IN ONE PLACE FOR A WHILE AND THE TYPICAL SCENARIO OCCURS FOR MOST OF US: 1ST YOU WORK THE BEAT OR DESK FOR A WHILE AND IF YOU WANT SOMETHING MORE YOU WORK A RAPID CAR , NEXT YOU TRY TO GET ON THE MISSION TEAM BUT YOU STILL WANT SOMETHING ELSE, NEXT YOU PUT IN YOUR TO-FROM FOR TACT/GANG AND GET DENIED OVER AND OVER UNTIL YOU HAVE SPENT TIME ON THE WATCH AND BOSSES LEARN THAT YOU ARE MOTIVATED AND LIKE TO WORK/ YOU FINALLY GET ON TACT/GANG. AND NOW YOU ARE ASSIGNED MISSIONS LIKE AGG. BATT. OR BURGLARY ETC... AND YOU ASK THE DETECTIVES, WHO ARE AT LEAST WHEN I WAS COMING UP THE MOST RESPECTED GUYS AROUND, FOR A LITTLE HELP. WE HAVE ALL GOTTEN A GREAT PINCH AND THE FIRST PERSON THERE TO HELP US WRITE THE PAPER THE RIGHT WAY WAS USUALLY A SEASONED SGT., OLD TIMER ON THE WATCH OR A DETECTIVE. I BELIEVE THAT THESE 6 ACTUALLY LEANRED WHAT THEY KNOW AND DID WELL FOR ALL THE REASONS ABOVE.
WHEN THE ACTUAL TESTS ARE ALLOWED TO BE VIEWED BY ALL... THERE WILL NOT BE ANY APOLOGIES AND NONE WILL BE NEEDED BECAUSE WE WHO KNOW THESE GUYS KNOW THEY DID IT LEGIT.
WE HAVE ALL BEEN ACUSED OF WRONG DOING BY SOMEONE, WHETHER IT WAS "YOU PUT THAT ROCK ON ME" OR " THOSE POLICE BEAT MY ASS" OR "THEY TOOK MY MONEY" OR " I THING YOU ARE CHEATING ON ME " WHATEVER THE CASE MAY BE, ALL WE HAVE ARE EACH OTHER ON THIS JOB BECAUSE THE PUBLIC (THANKS TO DALEY AND THE MEDIA) DOESNT LIKE US. WHEN PEOPLE ACCUSE OTHERS OF CHEATING WITHOUT PROOF AND ITS ANOTHER COP DOING THE ACCUSING IT HURTS ALL OF US. WE GET ENOUGH OF THAT FROM THE MEDIA. I READ ALL OF THE REMARKS BEFORE I WROTE THIS AND A LOT OF PEOPLE HATE A LOT OF OTHER DISTRICTS, BUT FOR WHAT REASON?
I WORKED WITH TACT. TEAMS FROM ALMOST EVERY DIST IN THE LASTS 7 YEARS ON JOINT MISSIONS OR DETAILS AND THEY ALL WORK HARD AND THEY ARE JUST LIKE THE REST OF US, UNDER PAID OVER WORKED AND UNDER APPRECIATED. RECENTLY THE 16TH DIST WAS HERE ON A JOINT MISSION WITH 25TH DIST. AND THEY CAUGHT A UUW/ ROBBERY ARREST BECAUSE CONTRARY TO POLULAR BELIEF THEY WORK HARD, LIKE SO MANY OF US BUT WE DON'T GET THE RECOGNITION OR RESPECT THAT WE SO DESPERATELY DESERVE.
NEW YORK CITY HAD AN OFFICER WHO WAS BEING FIRED FOR SOME BULLSHIT REASON AND %65 OF THE COPS SHOWED UP TO PROTEST IN ORDER TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR THEIR FELLOW OFFICER. CHICAGO POLICE OFFICERS NEED TO BECOME A FAMILY AND IF WE CAN, THAN WE HAVE A LOT BETTER CHANCE COME CONTRACT TIME OR IF A FELLOW OFFICER NEEDS OUR SUPPORT. DALEY KNOWS THAT WE ARE NOT A FAMILY RIGHT NOW AND TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THIS ON EVERY CONTRACT. HE HOLDS OUR MONEY IN LIMBO COLLECTING INTEREST WHILE WE WAIT AND DO WHAT ARE BOSSES TELL US TO DO SINCE WE CAN'T STRIKE ! BUT I SAY IF WE GET REAL LEADERS IN EACH DISTRICT WHO CAN BRING US ALL TOGETHER THAN WE CAN START TO SEE VERY POSITIVE CHANGES IN ALL OUR DISTRICTS.
WE CAN START WITH THE SMALL COMPLAINTS: i need a locker, i don't get time due when i ask for it , my sgt. is on my ass all the time, u can't drive to your lunch location - eat - and drive back in thirty fucking minutes, why can't we get some new weight equipment in our workout room, why don't i ever get honorable mentions and who is encharge of them anyways.
I didn't do well in school and i never graduacted from college which you can tell from my bad writing but I AM A GOOD JUDGE OF CHARACTER, I BELIEVE THESE 6 ARE NOT CHEATERS AND I BELIEVE WE AS A WHOLE NEED TO BECOME A FAMILY OR DALEY WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF US TIL THE NEXT MAYOR COMES ALONG. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOURS AND GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS.

12/21/2005 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are people missing the obvious !
You need a mighty big phone call to get into Unit# 189 or Unit#193 yet
4 people of #189 make detective
Gerald Swinkle, Fernando Caravajal, David Hindman, John Lewis and
4 people from #193 make detective
Beth Svec, Lawrence Herhold, Amalio Coral, John Follino, it sure is a coincidence that an old boss from the unit helped in making up the new test.
I wonder who got some helpful hints on what to study. hmmmmmmmm

12/21/2005 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im in 19th dst and its a lil weird that 3x 20th dst 3x 21st dst
3x 23rd dst 3x25th dst
for those who know the people who made it from those districts know that one from each dst all have one thing in common, they are all good friends of 1 particular boss( can u show me whats on the test)
who used to help make up the entrance exams in the 90's and other tests.hmm.look into it..

12/21/2005 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GET THE NUMBERS RIGHT!!!!
ONLY 6 people are from 011 that mad the list. The other two left a year ago to a unit.
2 were from 1 team 2 from another and then 1 and 1 = 6 total. They all scored in the top 50 . None were merit. None were partners. The partners of those who scored well DID NOT RANK IN THE TOP 1000. CONSPIRACY THEORY FIZZLING MUST WRITE MORE SHIT ON BATHROOM STALL ABOUT DALEY AND HIS MODEL GIRLFREIND FROM TRU.

12/21/2005 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I received the answers to the test 1 month before the test was given. They were brought to me by a leprechaun riding a unicorn and he said " i'll give u these answers if you don't touch me lucky charms !!!!" U guys all need to get laid and not by each other or your hands. Quit go Duggans.
Get some friends that are not cops and don't badge ur way into every bar u go
u looklike a shithead when u do and the rest of the line laughs at u when u go in. "

OK smart guy. Thousand, million, billion, trillion, X and Y.

Can you detect the pattern and name X and Y? Well, the odds of the 11th district pattern occuring randomly is approximately "one in Y".

Keep telling us how you worked harder, how you worked smarter, how the other 4460 need to just study more! How in the world did you real police in 011 have any time to study anyway? Ain't being the real police a 24 hour job? What, no second jobs? No OT? No wife, no kids, no night-school? Just all studying for the dicks exam, right?

Yup, definitely keep telling people how you guys don't even know each other, and how nobody there studied together or worked together, or is related to anyone (or each other), and its all just one giant fucking coincidence. I swear that extreme line is really helping your credibility!

You may need to hope that it sounds funnier to the FBI, the U.S. Attorney and a grand jury than it does to all the rest of the people on this job who you stepped on for this.

12/21/2005 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By your own words there are (at least) 9 in the identifiable cluster.

12/21/2005 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the record lets get this staight. according to all those who have left a comment.
the 6 guys from 011
the 4 guys from #189
the 4 guys from #193
the 3 from 20th dst
the 3 from 21st dst
the 3 from 23rd dst
the 3 from 25th dst
You are all saying that all of these guys
got the answers or cheated some how because the odds are against these people all making it. Wait til u see the list of the next 50. More people from 011 #189 #193 20, 21, 23,25. and you are still not on the list !!! I think we should promote you for the simple fact you have all the answers so you must must have gotten them b4 the test as well but are just to fucking stupid to figure out how to open up the envelope.Oh yah,, one guy said they were delivered by a leprechaun riding a unicorn so wait til i develope the film.

12/21/2005 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No moron, not at all. You people are a fucking riot trying to explain this. Given a random distribution of POs in patrol, it turns out that there are several districts where nobody was in the first 50. Nobody.

I understand that you guys couldn't detect your Dicks with 10 pairs of hands, but this shit is staring at everybody.

For those who do get promoted, we start seeing common ties. For the second time in 5 years, a cluster with ties to the 011 tac office. Other clusters grouped around bosses or particular people.

Clusters. Ties. Commonalities.

Even accepting your guys arguments that 40 or so from 011 tac didn't get promoted, the odds just from this office were what, 1 in 5? I'll give you 1 in 10.

Other places? 0 of 250.

Hmmm, 011 tac 10% odds, 022 or 016 0% odds. Despite hundreds and thousands across the city to normalize the scores, they still get "clustered".

Explain it til you are blue in the face. A cluster of 2 or 3 is explainable as a 1 in 1,000 or 1 in 10,000 event, and it could be explained by people who studied together.

A cluster of 9 is beyond explanation. Its not to even say that all 9 were involved. There may be one or two in there who were just unlucky to be associated with the rest of you in this. Fuck, for all we know, the tests were altered after they were turned in, and you guys don't even know how this happened.

Whatever. This event simply cannot be explained as a random confluence of 9 independent events. And this clustering happening twice out of 011's tac office in 5 years and resulting in promotions for the son of the super and now the son of the state's attorney, is waaaay beyond the straight face test. Thing is, its just not funny either.

12/21/2005 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck the states attorneys office they hate the police more than they do the criminals they will burn you before they do a crook

12/21/2005 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:39 you r a fucking moron.....
i'll say it again to be clear, a fucking moron!!!
u can talk about conspiracy theories til the end of time. Get the tests through what ever means u can and look them over with FOP reps and u will see that it was all on the up and up , all legit. Then we will never hear from ur ass again. You will just have to figure out that smart people do well no matter what district they are in.

12/21/2005 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

those guys from #189 & #193 were in the same study group,hmmmmm...
wonder what they talked about...

12/21/2005 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

since everyone here has solid evidence that there was cheating going on, why haven't you shown some initiative and made arrests on your own?

FRAUD?
possible charges...

720ILCS5/46‑1.1, 720ILCS5/33‑3(c)

maybe that is why YOU didn't make detective.

12/21/2005 08:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all of these conspiracy thories are a bunch of crap. for the last 26 years evertime somebody fucked up on a test the losers cry cheat! go fuck yourselves u yuppie bitches , back in the day you paid money to make det. now you have do it by taking a test.
the old days are gone now that Fitzgerald is taking down RYAN and DALEY. quit crying u disgusting excuses for cops. be a man about and quit your typing and meet all these people somewhere so u can see them eye to eye and if a fight brakes out so be it. this is why im retiring early because all the real cops are gone

12/21/2005 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I took three tests....tanked two and made good on one. The two I tanked were my fault. The one I did good on, I studied til the thought of studying made me sick.

Every test since I've been on the job is "bullshit" and someone always has the answers. This will never change. If Jesus Christ came down from heaven and administered a test, there would be those who said he cheated.

There will always be whiners and cryers, so let them whine and cry.

12/21/2005 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

0819, you are too stoopid to be the police. You have absolutely no insight into the possibilities, no appreciation as to what is absurd.

Here are different ways the tests can be compromised:

The tests can be written based on the input of people who selectively provide the same input to testees.

The tests can be stolen.

The tests can be accessed.

The tests can be distributed to someone who is willing to talk.

The tests can be written or processed by someone who is willing to talk.

After the test is taken, the tests can be switched.

The tests can be graded so that the "right" answers revolves around the answers that a particular person wrote.

The test results of particular candidates can be altered or supplemented.

The tests results of particular candidates can be replaced.

You name it.

I know that you can't get any handle whatsoever on the odds of a cluster of the magnitude of 011's. You can't argue probabilities or improbabilites.

So you resort to ad-hominens like "you are nuts", "you should have studied more".

I could tattoo something on your forehead, and you would deny it was there. I could wrap it in a dead fish and beat you with it for 1/2 hour, you'd still be telling me its on the up and up.

There are plenty of people in this city and this department who have an incentive to keep winking. Plenty of beneficiaries of the clout and phone-call system. By some guesses I've heard from reasonable, and reasonably well connected, people on the job, 70% of the people on this job were either hired, assigned, promoted, given opportunities, or not disciplined significantly at some point based on phone calls and clout.

So it comes as no surprise that there are people here saying its all legit. Who the fuck do you think you are talking to anyway, 9 year olds?

You would deny the sky is blue if it meant facing your own culpability in wrong doing.

Its staring you in the face. Its been shown numerous times, from examscam forward to today's political lists at city hall. And you are still so arrogant and stupid as to say it can't be because you never saw it.

The answer is, if you never saw it, you should never have been the police. You just ain't cut out for it with your trusting ways in this thoroughly corrupt city. Than again, maybe that's why Daley or whoever gave you a badge instead of a shovel.

12/21/2005 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

943, if you are legit, they might have made you just to make the process look legit. There will always be whiners and cryers. In Chicago, there is always evidence that someone made a dead.

Some people see it, some don't. Than again, some people understand the odds I posted, some don't. Some people are naturally suspicious, some aren't. Some people were born to be the police, some weren't.

12/21/2005 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it just me, or are some people cutting and pasting the same comments in different threads? And is it just me, but are these cut-and-paste jobs coming from the people who are basically saying they can't see anything funny about the testing?

12/21/2005 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:25, the call is for an investigation, based on the impossible odds of these results being legit. There is no evidence as to how it happened. That's why you would need an investigation. Which is what SCC called for.

If you don't realize why this needs to be investigated, you aren't really in a good spot to be calling out others.

12/21/2005 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it just me, or are some people cutting and pasting the same comments in different threads? Is it just me, or are some people cutting and pasting the same comments in different threads? Is it just me, or are some people cutting and pasting the same comments in different threads?

12/21/2005 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people are nut! Sure the rest of the city is corrupt and everything is done for political reasons. Even the fire department hires based on phone calls and affirmative action quotas. But the police department is legit. Ya, there are politics on who goes up to tact and gangs, who goes to narcotics, the marine unit, the mounted, mass transit, intelligence. Sure former supt Rodriguez was all mobbed up as well as the former chief of detectives, but the city would never, never, never allow cheating on a promotional exam. There are just a lot of coincidences with bosses kids who have super smart police genes. Just get over it. And all those guys who made dick are really nice, hard working and studyed really hard.

12/21/2005 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

see "detectives list is out"
12:04:25AM

12/22/2005 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true a law-suit for defamation/ libel/ slander has been filed against SCC, and the IP addresses have been subpoenaed?

Now it's time to put your money where your mouth is.

12/22/2005 03:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is it possible that the reason that the "priveleged", "2 year wonders" from 011 that made detective might just have better educations and better experience taking tests (ie ACT, SAT, LSAT, etc...)? but no, that would make you feel stupid. people that graduate from college have no more education than those who did not, right?

12/22/2005 04:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you dumbasses say slander or libel? Truth is an absolute defense. Post one thing that has been stated that is not true.

You fucking people are unbelievable. There isn't a lawyer in this country who would take this case.

So yes, SUE ME. I FUCKING DARE YOU TO SUE ME CLOUT BABIES. I'D LOVE TO GET THIS IN COURT. SUE ME SUE ME SUE ME. YOU PEOPLE SUCK, THERE IS NO POSSIBLE LEGITIMATE EXPLANATION FOR YOUR PROMOTIONS, AND I WANT YOU TO SUE ME. SUE ME SUE ME SUE ME!

I DOUBLE DOG DARE YOU. THIS WOULD BE A VERY FUN TOPIC TO DISCUSS IN COURT.

12/22/2005 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With their great educations and test-taking abilities, will they be able to fill in the X & Y when I ask them, "millions, billions, trillions, X & Y"? As in, the odds of this cluster being legitimate are one in Y?

12/22/2005 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true a law-suit for defamation/ libel/ slander has been filed against SCC, and the IP addresses have been subpoenaed?

Now it's time to put your money where your mouth is....

But what if I am or have a lawyer who understands defamation/liber/slander, and the opportunities I will have to subpoena from the city that which the city will not release publicly. I'd love to have the opportunity to discuss the promotions out of 011's tac office for, let's see, Cline Jr., Devine Jr., and D.D. whose daddy was a boss. I'd like to discuss the history of complaints and lawsuits which were ignored in the push to get them and others promoted promoted. I'd like to discuss their scores, their friends, their relatives, their bosses, their work histories. I'd like to bring in statisticians to discuss the odds of this concentration occuring legitimately. I'd like to discuss the testing process. I'd like to discuss Hanhardt, and the various bosses on the job today who "earned" their long-ago promotions during the tenure of the mob's man as chief of detectives in the CPD.

In short, I'd like to discuss everything that the city and the bosses won't willingly discuss or open to the public. Please let your statement be true. Discovery is fun, fun, FUN, and the truth is funner!

12/22/2005 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come to think of it, I wonder who the mob and bosses would want to kill more, me or he who sues me and opens the process up to discovery. Who would have the bigger price on his head?

12/22/2005 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:44 If you think they cheated than prove it. Oh wait, you can't! Odds can't prove it nor can speculation. If FOP allows all to see the tests you will notice no similarities except that they all did well and remember that if you take away Devines name from the 6 their are no names on the list that are connected or have family as bosses. So since Devines partner bombed along with 7 others on his team and he is not good friends with any of the other 5 who did well, where does a conspiracy start? Let me guess your answer.
Devine gets the answers because of who his dad is even though it would be less obvious to just make him meritorious and have him score in the 500's. And then what ? you think he then randomly picked 5 others some of whom he doesn't get along with and said mery chrsitmas i dont know most of you that well but i will trust you with the answers to the test. Good idea! He must have thought I'll give em to the guy who has been on for 2 years because that won't draw attention an. If there was a conspiracy none of you would have seen it. As many of you have stated " its soooo obviuos ". Well than prove it, work day and night and don't sleep til you do prove it , other wise you are just whining like the others who scored poorly.

12/23/2005 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:56, you are a funny guy. Funny like a clown. Prove it? I don't know Devine, I just know who his daddy is. And I know who Cline's daddy is. And I know who D.D.'s daddy is.

I won't see any similarities? That is the best part about this. I see one where a brother on the team got wind of something and, whoa, like his sister and him were both in the top 10.

None of them are good friends? Like, good friends, as in "we all work together" a LOT and have common bosses (tac lt?)?

Your premise is faulty anyway. Cheating does not even mean that they had to have the answers beforehand. Someone could have hinted at the questions at roll call. Someone could have fucked around with the tests and people's answers after they were submitted.

Christ, somebody could have just thrown random scores on 4460 tests and the right scores on 40. You DID see that thing about hiring lists and scoring manipulation that recently came out of city hall.

And you want me to prove it? It took 20 years for the freaking FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office to break open Sorich and company, and they still haven't gotten to Daley and his inner circle 'cept Victor Reyes (coming soon).

So you want me to prove it? No. You disprove it. The problem is, neither you nor anyone an disprove this. Numbers don't lie. Odds don't lie.

Christ, I still don't even know the term for "Y" in the post above.

But j 'accuse. You don't like it? SUE ME FOR SAYING PEOPLE IN 011 WERE IMPROPERLY PROMOTED. LOOK ME UP. COME AND GET ME.

You want to see this process get opened up? Watch me remove the matter to federal court, and watch discovery games as I subpoena a LOT of records to show the context of those numbers.

Nobody here is so innocent as you purport to be. Nobody in this city would or could look at this and think "oh, well anything is possible". Which makes me think you are a cynical and interested party. There are many cynical and interested parties in this city. And THAT, my friend, can be explained to a jury in this city.

But you think that I should just go waltz in and do what it took the FBI and U.S. attorney's office 20 years and dozens of investigations to do?

Nope. You DISPROVE IT. You show me how miracles are possible, how Chicago has its first honest promotion test in 20 or 25 years, and how a cluster like the one in 011 is even possible with a legit test. The thing is, you can't. And the more you guys argue that these were all independent events, the more trouble you are going to cause any statistician who you later need to hire to explain why this wasn't so impossible.

So please, keep telling us how 9 guys with common ties independently studied and came up in the same very narrow band at the top 50 of the list of 4500.

12/23/2005 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All you whiners and cryers need to get a life. You think there is a conspiracy, then prove it or shut the fuck up!

It's also possible death rays from Mars killed the Pope John Paul, but I think it was old age.

Get a life. Either than or go hang out with Oliver Stone, you'd have a lot in common.

12/23/2005 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Daley is that you? You are either a fucking political patronage hack yourself, or the dumbest fucking moron alive.

No conspiracy? There has been a conspiracy for hiring and promotions for the last 20 years. READ THE FUCKING PAPERS.

You Democrats are killing this city, this department, this county and this state. While Daley make 100 Irish people wealthy, 500,000 have moved to the suburbs. While Jesse makes 100 black people wealthy, thousands have died.

Any the Democrats in the CPD? For a pound of silver, you've sold any soul you ever had.

Yeah, I'll get a life. Funding a R to beat Durbin in the next cycle.

What tne fuck are idiots like you going to do when Daley gets indicted anyway? Here's a hint. Nowhere else in this country wants you. Nowhere.

12/23/2005 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great posts! keep it up!

12/23/2005 09:00:00 PM  

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