Thursday, January 19, 2006

Laski Tales

Laski loses his police bodyguards. Here's a question for all you connected people - is four bodyguards a lot? We mean, how many does everyone have? Four for a Clerk seems excessive, but we don't know. What really ticks us off about this story is the following passage:
  • "He's not Joey the Clown [Lombardo]. He's not going to take off. That surprised and shocked him," said a Laski confidant, who asked to remain anonymous.
We know Laski isn't Lombardo - Laski is worse. At least when you look at Lombardo, you have an idea what he's about. You don't go to "the Clown" expecting a certain amount of honesty. He's a vicious human being. Laski on the other hand, is an elected official. You expect a certain amount of honesty. Granted, in Chicago, it's a tiny little microscopic amount of honesty, but it's more than Lombardo would have. Especially when you run as the "anti" corruption guy. Because you destroy people's faith in the system. We hope Laski gets the "Quarters" Boyle treatment.

63 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

FIRST!!.....what a disappointment!

1/19/2006 12:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Four missing PO's found. Where are the other 4,000 that aren't on the streets? A bunch still listed as the po-leece still assigned to the OEMC, some boss-types only recently assigned there. Velazques was the only one who turned in his badge from what I heard. Heck, Huberman might still be listed as a PO as far as I know.

State's Attorneys office? How many with Burke? Anyone in Daley's family still got em? Ma's house used to be a 24/7 gig, so that was what, 4.2 POs per week right there (or was it 8.4)?

I know Kozubowski used to have at least one now-retired-and-possibly-deceased south side lieutenant who was an old friend assigned to him.

Oh where oh where are the missing 1/3rd (or more) at?

1/19/2006 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

During the transit strike the Mayor of NYC walked to work. King Richard II? He has about as much in common with the average city resident as he does with a penguin.

Power, plain and simple. Power for the Mayor, power for those selected few like Laski, Burke, et al. Having a bodyguard is a sign of power, plus it means a company car with a driver.

Nothing will change, so why bitch!

1/19/2006 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's kind of ironic that Laksi, who made his reputation as anti-establishment, eventually was destroyed by the same influences that corrupted the politicians that he originally campaigned against (the ultimate statement to his character, or lack of). As far as his bodyguards..why?..because the political establishment in Chicago takes care of their own, certain aldermen and others get taken care of, that's the way it is, and that's the way it's always been (police officer-bodyguards, other police services, etc.). One might think that the electorate would question the situation, the financial outlays, the personnel assignments, etc., police or otherwise....but the City Council functions as a group of neutered sheep, the city electorate is either blind and/or asleep, the city council is so beholdened to the Mayor that they may as well be serving as altar boys at a Catholic mass....the whole Chicago politicial/governmental situation is both entertaining, disgusting, insulting, and denigrating, all at the same time....

1/19/2006 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burke has body gaurds!!!

1/19/2006 02:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huberman is still sworn and listed under his 18 thousand series star number. Of course Burke has bodyguards. He is chairman of the Finance Committee...whatever.

Daley is Car 1
Burke is Car 2
Cline is Car 3
Starks is Car 4

The first two police beats are politicians. Is Tillman car 69?

1/19/2006 02:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

burke is next...

1/19/2006 05:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The question of the day is where did those 4 p.o.'s go? I bet they did not go to district patrol. They are most likely carried under Unit 543 detached services and assigned to some other lush do nothing job. Oh no I forgot, 1 month prior to Sgt.'s being made they will transfer to patrol and then be made Sgt. so it appears legit.

1/19/2006 05:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Todays suntimes...A police communications operator at Chicago's 911 center raked in $111,524 in overtime last year -- more than double his annual salary -- raising serious questions about staffing levels.

I wonder how this 911 Operator is related to the Mayor? Nice huh.

Are you reading this Mark Donahue?? Whers are overtime??? Cubs, Sox, Bears, Bulls, Etc. The Police get shafted again.

1/19/2006 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tillman is the Mule car

1/19/2006 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the city to save money its a simple fix. Cut the wards down to 25 from 50. There are 25 police districts so an alderman could be the civilian problem solver. We would cut the other wards out, cut all those wasted jobs and pork jobs out. Then we could cut the county board down just the same. Other major cities don't have all the pork Chicago has. If they cry for more money start cutting the pork out of the budget.

1/19/2006 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think all the bodyguards get sgt's pay also. At least the ones on the Kings detail do. are you listening Mr. Shackman, Sun-Times , Tribune .....Anyone.

1/19/2006 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laski down, getting closer to the 5th floor!!!

1/19/2006 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How could someone the Mayor who has such a srangle hold on everthing that goes on in this city, not know anything about the corruption? RIGHT!

1/19/2006 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ignorance is not a defense.

1/19/2006 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The OEMC guy is black, so I don't think he's related to the mayor. Not positive, but I think the top 3 OT recipients on the list are all black and senior personnel (mostly calltakers from the old days).

I'm not reading anything into the color of their skin, but I'd suggest there is much more to read in to their status as relatively senior personnel there, i.e., from the old days when the job payed peanuts.

1/19/2006 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Copper from 025 fired today. Heard it on news radio

1/19/2006 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous No help... said...

Alerman Banks (36th ward) is fuckin worthless and once again 1631 was down car on mids, oh im sorry they were reassigned to wagon. I called Banks and talk to some guy and bitched about no beat car and shortages on 016. He told me its a union problem. Dont know who is worse FLO
P or Banks?????

1/19/2006 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous not in the know. said...

Fired for what? How is copper from TRU that was in accident or ppo from accident in 018 a few weeks ago?

1/19/2006 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was told that Fr. Pfleger has two P.O.s assigned to him.

1/19/2006 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then we are really screwed because we dont have a union.

1/19/2006 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ATTENTION! P.O.'s are never off-duty. If you have a problem with police service in 016, then maybe you should patrol it yourself. Or you can use those retired guys who still want to play police. Call if you see problems, flood the 911 system with calls if your area is in trouble.

1/19/2006 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Four PO's to guard....a clerk. Give me a break. Who is going to go smoke a clerk. What an egotystical piece of shit!

1/19/2006 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well when you think your a mobster as our fine clerk did, then you need protection from those you shake down

1/19/2006 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The TRU officer from the crash Monday night is not doing good. Paralized from shoulders down. Say a prayer for him and his family.

1/19/2006 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any truth to the rumor that Captain Cynthia White not only had/has a body guard but is legally allowed to live out of the City, allegedly for her own protection? Guess she helped set up her own tact team and they went to jail or something and she thinks they are going to kill her.

I'm not trying to be a dick either, I have heard both of those rumors numerous times in the last 5 years. Just wondering if there is any truth to it or just BS.

1/19/2006 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is Joe Murphy doing?

1/19/2006 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sun-Times Speilman's story about bodyguards is interesting. I just wonder if it was a plant to her as usual by cityhall. That way it difuses inquiries about the real number of bodyguards. There was a team of bodyguard that use to drive the mayors late mother around. What about Jessie Jacksons bodyguards? Surely there are more people with police bodyguards other than those the administration owns up to. How many of you know po's that are assigned to a unit, detailed somewhere else and still detailed again? Come on guys and gals, lets tell the real scoop on bodyguards.

1/19/2006 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laski vs. The Clown.

Both shook down people for money.
Both had power, especially, political power.
Both lived in "modest homes"
Both are going to jail.

The difference? The clown was a vicious enforcer and killer. He had b@#ls. Laski needed four body guards. The clown always kept his mouth shut. Bet ya Laski will be singing like a canary soon.
The clown never let us down. We always knew what he stood for. Laski is a typical political puke; says one thing does another and pockets the money.

Maybe he and the Clown can share a cell together. Laski could learn a few things.

1/19/2006 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

25 alderman based on police districts is a stupid idea. It gives alderman almost total control over who is a district commander and what he does. Do you really think alderman are neutered sheep? At one point 40% of the people who have held that job were in federal custody. They're in training to be big thieves. They are the political equivalent of "shorties" from the street.

1/19/2006 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Cozzi in 025 runs it !!!!!

1/19/2006 11:56:50 AM


I just saw the news. I didn't know he was being charged!!!! Sounds like he's going to jail for this.

Man, don't ever let some shitbird's big mouth and bad attitude get you fired and charged! That just sucks.

1/19/2006 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has COZZI been charged & stripped?

1/19/2006 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how abot 5 aldermen and we hire a city manager?

The cost of 50 alderman plus staff is outrageous.

1/19/2006 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone see this new helicopter unit yet?

1/19/2006 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, Cpt. WHITE did not set up her tact team! She was into it as deep as they were. She just cut a deal and then ratted the rest of them out to keep her useless ass out of Prison..

1/19/2006 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How bout the mayor's bodyguard detail? They get Sgt's pay to stand around the weasel...what an insult to Sgts who earned their rank and money.....maybe they should get launched too....maybe the newspaper should grab a hold of this one.....check the pedigrees of all the bodyguards...most are politically connected and protected

1/19/2006 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cynthia White lives in Country Club Hills, or so goes the rumor. It said she has the dpeartment's blessing because she cannot rely on police response if necessary.

She used to live with her husband on the southwest end of 005. He was a no-good jerk-off court sergeant in branch 35/38 about 15 years ago. He'd write guys up in a second for stuff like no extra ammo etc.

After taking down a tact team in 002 with the feds she was meritorius promoted to sergeant before there were meritorius promotions. She was then assigned to IAD because they said it would be dangerous to put her in a district. She was also meritoriusly promoted to lieutenant and captain.

She was made a hero wo wear a wire and set up an apartment about 20 years ago to take down a tact team in 002. How come the tact lt. and district commander were not indicted? Hmmmm. allegedly all were on the take from gamblers.

WHITE frequently gets CR #'son P/O's for b/s. She interviews prisoners in 005 lock-up, as she makes her tour, and askes if they have been mistreated.

I know alot of people talk b/s here at times but this is the truth. Do not trust her at all!

1/19/2006 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CLINE ALSO USES CAR 3T (FOR TRAILER, TO HAUL HIS FAT ASS UNIFORMS AND BOX LUNCHES)

1/19/2006 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I THOUGHT THERE WERE SUPPOSED TO BE NO NAMES MENTIONED AND YET, SOMEONE TELLS US WHERE A COP LIVES.

1/19/2006 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I THOUGHT THERE WERE SUPPOSED TO BE NO NAMES MENTIONED AND YET, SOMEONE TELLS US WHERE A COP LIVES.

1/19/2006 04:34:11 PM


You are brilliant...NOT!


On a lighter note, could the word verification get any longer? Fer god's sake it's 10 letters all smashed together and barely readable. I'd guess this seriously reduces drunk posting, eh?

1/19/2006 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave Cynthia alone - whatever any of you think she may have done or even did, she's more than paid for her crimes. She's had a shit marriage, most people can't say her name without remarking that while she's never done anything to them, she's the biggest piece of shit on this job (which is really quite and accomplishment), and despite her education, is essentially unemployable in the private sector or even another department because as we all know "everybody knows somebody" and she wouldn't be in any job more than 2 minutes before some self-rightous jag was making a phonecall to let her new boss know just what a piece of shit she is. And BTW, I don't like her much either!!!!!! And, I was in the Deuce when the shit went down. How many of you can say that?

1/19/2006 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who was the copper in 25 that got fired? What happened to Cozzi? Inquirying minds want to know.

1/19/2006 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just saw bt 1631 drive down my alley and i swear that laski was a ride along.

1/19/2006 06:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for you. NOT! I don't know her personally, but I do know a retired P.O. who was good friends with some of the guys she set up.

Perhaps time has mellowed them, but he told me that several of them were looking to get even when they got out.

She saved her own ass, hung guys out to dry and got promoted for it? What the department should have done was said, "Thanks, now resign and we won't prosecute you."

Several years ago, I attended a study group given by NOBLE (I don't decriminate, I drove all over the city to different groups and it helped). White was one of the instructors. She talked down to us so bad, I said "Fuck it. I'm on my own time and I'm not going to take this shit from anybody." I never went back after that first night.

I also resigned from a police group because the majority of them (there were 3 holdouts, myself included) voted to send her a letter of support for all the great work she did on the case.

Despite all of her "knowledge" I still managed to get promoted and my opinion of her got flushed down the toilet along with some other sh......

1/19/2006 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She was, is and always will be...A PIECE OF SHIT!!!

1/19/2006 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CW is no good and she is anti-police.....shame on our dept for promoting such an incompetent moron...may all of her sins revisit her and may she be treated in the future the way she has treated people...what goes around comes around

1/19/2006 07:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

somebody said:
"Four PO's to guard....a clerk. Give me a break. Who is going to go smoke a clerk. What an egotystical piece of shit!
1/19/2006 10:38:21 AM"

I'm sure we all can think of a certain city official that would happily smoke the clerk!

1/19/2006 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But not within 15 feet of City Hall's front door!

1/19/2006 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! Good one!

1/19/2006 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there was a rumor a while ago that one of Laski's P.O.'s lived outside the city. wonder if he is still one of the four

1/19/2006 08:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody hear the Lt. Governor's response to why he turned down a state police detail on him? Cuz he said that the only thing elected officials need to worry about is paper cuts!!! How true....what a waste of money!!!! I would have said that and a federal investigation but it was good.....

1/19/2006 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cindy White is a bad diabetic, she was on the medical for a while because of it.

1/19/2006 10:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO: 1/19/2006 05:22:44 PM

Hey, your no rocket scientist yourself, Sherlock. And, on a lighter note, if you can't type in the word verification sober, forget about it while your drinking.

1/19/2006 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1611 3rd watch = DOGS. EVERY NITE @ 2100HRS , SHE GETS GAS AT OHARE..TILL 2300 HRS. WHAT A PIECE OF SHIT!

1/19/2006 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She gets gas every night from 2100-2300 hrs? Wheres the Sgt. and why doesn't he find out why? I think this is another B/S story. Troublemaker.

1/20/2006 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous a boss said...

I agree. 1610 should be held accountable.

1/20/2006 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Amber Alert... said...

Anyone seem 1631 1st/3rd watch im getting nervous.....

1/20/2006 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why doesn't Suntimes run a story on Capt. White and her criminal activity while she was ON THE JOB! The public would love that one. Fran, you here???

1/20/2006 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CW, who is on days, does work alot of O/T, though I think she does not put in for it, to be fair. Although it would be more like 1900 or 2000 hrs. Most of the time, and I swear this to be true, it is getting CR# on P/O's, including those NOT on her watch. I've seen it.

1/20/2006 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous leftisthebest said...

I hereby appologize for all of my previous anti-american posts. I also formally denounce my previous support of terrorists and those who seek to cause the people of this country pain. May God bless OUR President. May God bless the USA.

1/20/2006 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CW doesn't put in a lot of OT, she just doesn't go home. If you had her old man waiting for you, would you be in a big hurry?

1/20/2006 07:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask any Area 2 dick about White or her clone Reynolds. We bring in a witness, investigation reveals he was one of the offenders. Six hours went by then they learned he was with the offender.

They called me the next day to do an arrest report, and that the state was considering charges pending interview with victim at Stroger. I dated the arrest report , with wrong time, guy was charged with agg batt etc, held 50 hours in stead of 48. They sent me out to get the actual shooter. We found him charges were approved on two really bad people.
It was my first real experience doing good police work, besides narcotics, and hot cars. it is my only attempt murder arrest in five years.

White and Reynolds caught the two hour discrepency, and the dicks explained that he had been taken in as a witness, and investigation revealed he was involved. The dicks could have stolen the arrest, and now I wish they did. I made the mistake, guess what? Four guys are getting hit with one day suspensions.

I cannot understand why White and Reynolds go after the working police? I really think the dicks were by the book and did their best. One of the dicks told me that if this was Veit Nam people like those two would be fragged. I cannot believe how these bosses did this on a BLACK On BLACK crime.
Now I see why my co-workers only want to write parkers and curfews.

The dicks told me that it doesnt matter, to learn from the experience and to sign up for the Fire Dept exam the pension will tranfer over, and I can still work as a part-time cop in the burbs.

1/21/2006 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can anyone verify that Cynthia Whites kid is a GD from 11. Heard this from a copper that grew up in 11 and still lives there

1/21/2006 04:52:00 PM  

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