Friday, January 27, 2006

Breaking Omerta

We've been noticing a bunch of "outfit" references in some of the recent Sun Times articles. Is it true? Are there mob connections in this city? We never knew! Hahahahaha. Excuse us while we call our bookie for next weekend's games ...

Where were we? Ah yes, the "Outfit." Here's the kicker to the latest scandal - the mayor's brother's brother-in-law (aka John Daley's wife's brother; aka John Briatta) was indicted for taking $8,000 dollars in bribes after being fired last year for a ghost payrolling scheme where he and others swiped in and out for each other. This is all tied into Clerk Laski's indictment last week. From the article:
  • Briatta has been a city employee for decades, landing the job soon after his sister, Mary Lou, married John Daley in 1975. The wedding sparked controversy because Mayor Richard J. Daley's son was marrying the daughter of Louis Briatta, described in press accounts at the time as a Loop gambling boss for the mob.
Goodness gracious! Next think you know, there will be allegations of mob influence in the police department! We mean aside from the former superintendent and the jewel thief and the captain caught in the house of gambling and certain officers running card joints up north. Geez, the list does go on and on.

42 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shades of gray

Sorry this is off topic, but too good to pass up. It is from the Quick Takes column by Zat Smith in Thgursday's Sun-Times. Perhaps it could be its own thread as it is police-related.

We Have Seen the Present, and It Does Not Work:

Police in Tampa, Fla., are switching from the traditional black targets on white backgrounds at gun ranges to targets of other colors because "you can never be too sensitive."

1/27/2006 05:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just another way of pussyfying the police department bros! pretty soon we'll have no police powers left. watch the skies...

1/27/2006 05:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have 9 years to go....I am putting up the for sale sign loading up my car and moving to a state where the weather will be warmer, my pension will be worth more, and $100K can actually purchase a house bigger than a garage. I was at the academy yesterday and feel sorry for these new kids coming on the job. The rules of engagement for us have changed over the years. Pretty soon, I can see Czar Richie taking all our guns away because we are expendable. We will be like the bobbies in London. No better than the door shakers.

This city is ruled by lawsuits and kneejerk decisions. And unfortunately, the city has cowered at the mere mention of a lawsuit for so long the damage is irreversable. Decisions have been made with no information which does nothing but cost us millions and millions of dollars. We need a city leadership (mayor and aldermen) with balls. We are the second or third (I forget which) largest city in the nation but we can't defend ourselves.

The only thing that is weaker than the city leadership is our bargaining unit leadership. They act like a beaten dog. They roll over and play dead instead of chanllenging the city to a duel like they should.

1/27/2006 06:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't you love how folks stay on topic! Duh!

1/27/2006 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares!! They switched targets. Although, I bet, our "pal," the "lefty," shall be jumping for joy. Perhaps, he carries not a weapon anyways.

1/27/2006 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO: The only thing that is weaker than the city leadership is our bargaining unit leadership. They act like a beaten dog. They roll over and play dead instead of chanllenging the city to a duel like they should.

1/27/2006 06:07:05 AM

AMEN, AMEN, AMEN BROTHER!!!

1/27/2006 09:57:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

And what, pray tell, should they be challenging the City on? What threat do they have to inflict any reprecussions upon the City? We cannot strike. We cannot do ticket slowdowns. The union cannot "tax" our members into poverty while they run the city to court on every single nickel and dime occurrence. The City would love to see us try - because then we wouldn't have money to fight the real fights.

And why aren't we staying on topic? We thought this was an "outfit" thread?

1/27/2006 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous and dat's dat! said...

Henry Hill: You're a pistol, you're really funny. You're really funny.
Tommy DeVito: What do you mean I'm funny?
Henry Hill: It's funny, you know. It's a good story, it's funny, you're a funny guy.
[laughs]
Tommy DeVito: what do you mean, you mean the way I talk? What?
Henry Hill: It's just, you know. You're just funny, it's... funny, the way you tell the story and everything.
Tommy DeVito: [it becomes quiet] Funny how? What's funny about it?
Anthony Stabile: Tommy no, You got it all wrong.
Tommy DeVito: Oh, oh, Anthony. He's a big boy, he knows what he said. What did ya say? Funny how?
Henry Hill: Jus...
Tommy DeVito: What?
Henry Hill: Just... ya know... you're funny.
Tommy DeVito: You mean, let me understand this cause, ya know maybe it's me, I'm a little fucked up maybe, but I'm funny how, I mean funny like I'm a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh, I'm here to fuckin' amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny?
Henry Hill: Just... you know, how you tell the story, what?
Tommy DeVito: No, no, I don't know, you said it. How do I know? You said I'm funny. How the fuck am I funny, what the fuck is so funny about me? Tell me, tell me what's funny!
Henry Hill: [long pause] Get the fuck out of here, Tommy!
Tommy DeVito: [everyone laughs] Ya motherfucker! I almost had him, I almost had him. Ya stuttering prick ya. Frankie, was he shaking? I wonder about you sometimes, Henry. You may fold under questioning.

1/27/2006 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dicks list out

1/27/2006 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dicks List out? You mean sergeants? They lust made Dicks about 8 weeks ago.

1/27/2006 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New dicks' assignments effective 01 FEB

1/27/2006 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous the empty cylinder said...

Pin heads:
Duh !! what's a tred ?

To SSC:
The dept has changed. The young guys don't know much about the mob,
they're young and only know about what they see on TV and movies as though it were real.

Nice try however, I tried on a recent past thread to point out that the CTA was in deep but no one picked up on the submission after someone followed with a TRU / SOS/ 1633? sexy women in DC/
comment. "That's Life"

To the pin heads, a song by Sinatra, you know back on thread.

1/27/2006 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when we had an Organized Crime Unit that actually looked into Outfit activity in the city. It should come as no surprise that Daley who is linked to the Outfit by marriage, had PC eliminate the unit. Rather I should say redefine the unit. While I agree that street gangs are a form of organized crime (loosely organized) I think it is a mistake to redefine the definition the way that PC did under the orders of Daley. One should just look at the Hired
truck scandal. That guy Lacoco who died from a fall from a horse. The ME actually removed his body from the funeral home to conduct an autopsy ( I haven't heard if it was foul play or not). John Boyle who allowed the BOYZ to steal 4 million from his armored truck firm PUBLIC ARMORED, ends up on the city payroll. Daley knows nothing. The Coalition for a Better Government was nothing but a political army for Daley to use anywhere. It was run by Ron Callichio and Dominick Longo (the fire bomber). Hey SCC, why don't you put up a post to list all the connections w/ the Outfit and the Department. Remember Karen Rowan the Chief counsel for the Supt. She was also on retainer foir Oscar DeAngelis( the mayor of Taylor St.). Her name was on his organizations letterhead.

Daley: Hey Phil, you gotta minute?

PC: Yes Mr. Mayor, anything for you.

Daley: You knows this thing bout this so called Outfit, you gotta do something bout it.

PC: Yes Mr. Mayor what do you want me to do?

Daley: Well, first off, the BOYZ really really like the job you are doing;

PC: Well I'm honored that they feel that way Mr. Mayor.

Daley: LIsten Phil, this Hired truck thing is really about to take off. I need you to do something about this Organized Crime Unit. I don't want the G to be looking into what we knew or didn't know bout the BOYZ and da Trucks. OK?

PC: Anything for you and the BOYZ sir. How can I help?

Daley: I tink if maybe we could get rid of that unit altogether it would be a good ting.

PC: Well Mr. Mayor if I may?

Daley: OK.

PC: If we get rid of the Organized Crime UNit all at once it may look, well you know, suspicous.

Daley: Youse gotta point dare PHil.

PC: How bout Mr. Mayor if we chang scope of its functions or better yet I could redefine what Organzed Crime is all about in the city. In fact we could say its evolved and that street gangs are the new Organized crime. This way we change or redefine Organized Crime. However what about the media Mr. Mayor?

Daley: Those funcking bums, I own them all. They wont says a word except that Kass guy at the Trib. I really hate him.

PC: I could hold a press conference right away. I also got some staff members who are how shall I say, on board with the BOYZ and will help out with this new vision to eradicate the streets of chicago from this new Organized Crime, these gangs.

Daley: Good, very good Phil. I'll tell the BOYZ right away. In fact I'll let my brother John know what going on and he will send the word to the BOYZ. I know his wife will sleep bettew at night.

PC: You know Mr. Mayor, if there's anything and I mean ANYTHING I can do for the BOYZ please anytiime day or night let me know. It will be my pleasure.

Daley: Well that very nice of you Phil. You are sucha good, good boy.

PC: I just want to help sir.

1/27/2006 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Northside said...

You're funny!

1/27/2006 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

. . . Remember Karen Rowan the Chief counsel for the Supt. She was also on retainer foir Oscar DeAngelis( the mayor of Taylor St.). Her name was on his organizations letterhead. . .
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
God, for the life of me I couldn't figure that one out.
That explains why she retired from CPD, is now a $100,000.00 per yr. consultant at OEMC and lives in Colorado!

1/27/2006 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great commute to work!

1/27/2006 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The OEMC has all kinds of great consultants derived from politicos at the CPD. Thanks guys!

Initially, the CPD sent many of its best. Great active and retired POs, many or most of whom had served in communications. Mostly (more than half) good bosses, though certainly a few who the CPD AND the OEMC could have done without.

Latest contributions? Huberman, Velasquez, that chick who was reportedly jocking Ramsey and who was in charge of [cough, cough] "research and development" for numerous years where Chicago's research and development (and everything else) lagged far behind its peers.

Who else? Oh yeah, now some reputedly-mostly-drunk commander of 016 for evacuation planning.

Am I missing anybody? Do you guys have any additional Bozos, drunks, gangbangers, incompetent political hacks, people who need to hide, or whatever else you can spare? We really, really, really need their help at the OEMC.

Oh yeah, and can you ask your command staff to write a few more orders and directives for us to implement on your heads? You guys blame us on the radios and say NOTHING to the command staff, nor would they care. You want to know why you can't have lunch? Why you are going off of your beat?

Rant over. Sorry. We are all in this together. Chicago sucks. Can we please, please, please get together to back someone, ANYONE, who actually cares about this city? Its been years since Byrne and Washington. Not that either really had a clue, but actually liking Chicago and its citizens should be a prerequisite for being Mayor.

1/27/2006 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually....The Intelligence Section lost its' ability to follow the Outfit when Townsend allowed Eddie King to put black officers in Intelligence. Nothing wrong with that other than any Outfit guy worth his salt, would recognize a a black male or female tailing him. That was the beginning of the end. Please don't think I am saying anything about any officers assigned to Intelligence under that regime....good people and good officers....what I am saying is that type of surveillance wouldn't....and didn't work. It's almost as if doomed from inception. Do you think this could have been the plan...??

1/27/2006 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The old men who finally learned how to turn on the computer crack me up when they chime in on this blog. So angry at the young ones, because times have changed. The "mafia" isn't a huge concern to P.O.s today. They are in most cases impotent compared to yesteryear. The street gangs are todays organized crime.Back in '75 blah, blah,...... Well this ain't the 70's and if these young guys and gals want to keep their jobs and feed their families, there is a whole new set of rules. Evolve or become extinct.

1/27/2006 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous not so old, yet wise said...

Dear 1/27/2006 02:31:24 PM

Holy shit, are you an ignorant dumb fuck!!!! ha ha ha ha

The Outfit doesn't concern you because it's not easily seen. Not in your face like a GD selling rock. But The Oufit affects you more than Junebug on the corner will ANY day!

If you open your mind a little, you'd begin to see that while there may not be a Tony Soprano figure calling the shots here, there most definitely IS an Outfit, fully functional and deeply embedded in this City and it's political organizations. That includes our own Department.

1/27/2006 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: 1/27/2006 02:41:46 PM
How true that is.

1/27/2006 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 2:30:

You really are a pin head.
"EVOLVE OR BECOME EXTINCT" ???

Haven't you been reading about the three eyed fish and the 6 legged frogs et al?

If you see the need to evolve your dumb young ass into a no eyes no ears shill for the "MOB" go for it.
Right Richie?

To deny that your right hand ( that is there, in front of your face, and others as well)doesn't exist doesn't mean you can't slap yourself with it.
You really should ( slap hard) and wake up to reality.
OH, hey look ,my computer really does work, damn!

1/27/2006 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Impotent mafia?
U-Wise?
ever hear of gambling?
money laundering?
real estate redevelopment?
Prostitution?
Poker machines?
Shipping?
Port authority?
Tollway?
Navy Pier?


yah u wize

1/27/2006 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Northside said...

2:26 PM

I can relate to our black CPD brothers in Intelligence being assigned to surveil paisano wiseguys.

We once had a crew of black cartage thieves operating in 018 on midnights. Ultimately, our investigation left our Area 6 crew on a stakeout of the bad guys' truck parked outside the jet at 4120 Prairie.

With the rest of the Area 6 (all white) crew parked a block away, my partner and I sat in my personal auto outside the bldg. with eyes on the unoccupied truck.

The first night was a absolute farce. Little kids would see our white faces, walk up to my Cutlass and say "Hi, Office!"

The next night, we were prepared.

Both of us put on burnt cork blackface and big Afro wigs, my mutt in the car, drank liter bottles of Pepsi out of brown paper bags and sucked on Winstons like we be smokin' reefer. Folks walked by and didn't even give us as much as a glance.

Later the perps came down to the truck and started rolling. With the assistance of our brothers from the Deuce, we took 'em down before they hit the Ryan.

I will NEVER forget the reaction of the perps and particularly, our black brothers from 002 when they caught us in "disguise". The coppers and even our prisoners were laughing their black asses off.

Also, it was the first of several felony arrests for my dog, Bailey.

If any ex-Area 6 dicks want to extort me, I'll pay one large to get those photos back, no questions asked.

1/27/2006 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROFLMAO! Great yarn, brother Northside!

Your mutt probably got more felony pinches than most exempts.

1/27/2006 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we need more laughs here. more funny cop stories.

1/27/2006 07:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL...great story...here's to Bailey....(clink)...good job.

1/27/2006 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

put the list up; who's going to what Area?

1/27/2006 08:05:00 PM  
Blogger formerhousemouse said...

No doubt about it... great story and I hope its true. Too funny.

1/27/2006 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous The Rock said...

Hmm Richy the reaper or BAILEY...times up yea we choose BAILEY, That is a fond memory,A/6 we need more like that.

1/27/2006 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Afroman, why don't you put up the pics and post a link so we can try and figure out who you are.

Al Jolsen had to have been rolling in his grave.

1/27/2006 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was bored, so I put the dicks list on the D unit topic.

1/27/2006 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Northside:

You forgot to mention the kicker. Spoiling the ladies with your freezer full of South African rock lobstertail. LIVING LARGE!!!

1/27/2006 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who was the white dick from Area 4 that could speak 17 variations of "perfect Negro"?

1/28/2006 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SOME YEARS AGO WHEN THE GALLOOWS WAS PRINTED MONTHLY, THERE WAS A DET.'S TEST THAT WAS SENT AROUND. IT HAD A NUMBER OF QUESTIONS THAT THIS DET. FELT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ASKED ON THE TEST THAT WAS JUST GIVEN.(REMEMBER THE ONE WHERE YOUR SGT RATED YOU ON A SCALE OF 1-10 THEN THE TOP RATERS WENT ON TO THE FINAL PHASE). WELL ONE OF THE QUESTIONS (MULTIPLE CHOICE) WAS "WHO IS THE OUFIT'S GUY IN THE DETECTIVE DIVISION?" I THINK IT WAS CARL D. AT THE TIME, BUT I'M NOT SURE CAUSE I CAN'T REMEMBER.

BUT, I WANT TO POSE THIS NEW QUESTION SCC:

WHO IS THE OUFIT'S GUY IN THE DET. DIV.?

WHO IS THE OUTFIT'S GUY IN......?


PLEASE POST YOUR ANSWERS FORTHWITH.

1/28/2006 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This job is really starting to become worse and worse, did guys 20-30 years ago complain about the same thing crap... This would be an interesting NEW THREAD.

I would rather pay for my spot like the old days that ive been told about. Because you CAN’T earn a spot that’s for sure.

Does ANYONE care about morale of the police officers in the City? Anyone? Bueller ? Anyone? Bueller ?

HEY BIG BOSSES DO SOMETHING, ANYTHING ! Your losing a lot of talent to apathy that is being caused by .. wait for it
.........
............
...............
....................

YOU GUYS !

Make the department maybe a little more transparent maybe a little it would be a great start

1/28/2006 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes Old Men, Like I said the mafia doesn't concern the beat cop! Like I give a shit about poker machines? The "mob" is for the G. Chicago coppers looking into the Tollway? Take your Geritol Gramps, the primary job of the Chicago Police is to protect the citizens of Chicago from themselves by enforcing state law and city code. If you wanted to be a fed it would have been a good idea for you to get a degree. Like we need more clout babies working 3 hour days as lackys to the FBI? Go to the elephants graveyard and lay down.

1/28/2006 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous 011 vet said...

2:37 PM

Hey, kid. I got more time pissin' in the alleys of Fillmo' than you got OTJ.

1/28/2006 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Though the kid is coming off a little to cocky, he is right. What does your average blue shirt working the beat car care about the white-collar crimes of the "outfit"? Thats why we have the feds. Besides, Daley's time is almost up.

1/28/2006 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "OUTFIGHT'S" guy in the Detective Division...... If he wasn't so lazy, I'd guess Frugoli..... but even the mob doesn't want anything to do with him!

1/31/2006 02:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC:
I'm certain when you began this blog, it was meant to unite policemen. Unfortunately, it has become very hurtful and divisive. The personal attacks on each other are brutal! Shame on all of us.

1/31/2006 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey post 9:01.......you must be new cause you wouldnt make that comment if your were around when matt the rat rodriguez was observed by iad and the g hanging out with the outfit guys at joes taylor shop. Then the ratt throws the G out of his office when they go to try and interview him. Personally i don't want the bosses who make policy on this job affiliated w/ the outfit.

1/31/2006 07:31:00 PM  

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