Friday, February 24, 2006

Media Distortion?

WGN has a video clip on their website of the 9 o'clock news tonight. The entire story is based on 2 photographs and the story told by an arrestee of a beating at the hands of police in the 016th District. We can't seem to find a way to link directly to the video but a quick summary - domestic with mother, police respond, man gets into verbal altercation with police, man is arrested while resisting. A single photograph on the news shows the arrestee bleeding from a head wound sustained during the fight. The arrestee claims to be bi-polar, is suing the city and police and claims to be scared of the police now.

We wish we could say that it never ceases to amaze that the media can just take 2 photographs and make a story out of whole cloth without so much as an attempt at getting any other side of the story. WGN just describes the photo as four officers on top of the arrestee, but even Stevie Wonder would see that the cops are just standing around the handcuffed subject - no one is on top of anyone. The subject went right to the hospital afterwards, got cleaned up and processed. No violations of orders we could see - and we certainly wouldn't make that assessment based on the two photos we saw. Someone really ought to create some kind of standard rebuttal to crap like this.

66 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Department let alone this city would NEVER take the side of the police, who are you kidding.

2/24/2006 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You suprise me Mr. Bond. You and your organisation might accuse me of burying my head in the sand but I stopped my subsription to the Chicago Tribune about ten years ago. It has become a tool to advance afrophile anti-police propaganda. Colonel McCormick must be spinning in his grave. Save yourself-VOTE MCCAIN!!!

2/24/2006 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous the real police said said...

I HAVE BEEN A POLICE OFFICER IN A NORTH WEST SUBURB FOR TWELVE YEARS.
NOT ONE ALLEGATION OF BRUTALITY AGAINST ME. I WORK A PATROL CAR ANSWERING CALLS. I HAVE MADE ARRESTS RELATED TO ILCS 625 AND 720 ON HUNDREDS OF OCCASIONS.I HAD MY SHARE OF RESISTERS AND POLICE FIGHTERS. BUT BY FAR THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH TRAINING AND DISCIPLINARY MANAGEMENT. THE CITY COUNSEL SHOULD HAVE OPEN HEARING RELATED TO THIS OUTRAGEOUS PRACTICE FROM YOUR LAW OFFICE AND POLICE BOARD. CITIZENS FROM ANY JURISDICTION SHOULD NOT TOLERATE THESE ACTIONS FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT.

2/24/2006 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well the chicago police department is just one big circus, a real clown festival with all the dumb founded police working in that city.I would buy a ticket to be a that hearing! but it will not happen until the "G" steps in to take over. Just like in Cicero and fire all those coppers who hide behind that cpd tarnished badge!

I'm not the police but a Chicago City Worker!

2/24/2006 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/24/2006 12:14:54 AM

You sir are a dickhead! You speak in generalities and assume too much from too little information.

2/24/2006 12:30:00 AM  
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2/24/2006 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this City would be happy if we did away with the police and the military. First lets let every ass hole gang banger move to the north west suburbs and fuck with the fine officers up there. They can shoot 5 and 8 years olds and then tell the fine officers to fuck off. The police will just let these misunderstood poor individuals go on their way for fear of upsetting them.

2/24/2006 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr 12 year Suburban wonder,

It is hard to get beefs when your by yourself ticketing gramdmas for traffic.

How can you begin to question the policies and training of the CPD when you are not an CPD Officer. Right or wrong, you don't know the policies. What is the "outrageous practice" you speak of?

Lastly, what department do you work for? Maybe we can learn from your fine example. Remember, everyone in your Department would trade their ticket books and join the CPD in an instant if they could only pass the pysch test.

2/24/2006 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea and feds really want to take responsibility for 007, 004, 005, 011, 015, 025. They may not be well liked by may Police Officers but they are not dumb. They would not touch that shit with a 10 foot pole. North west burb come on down the department would love to hire someone with your experience.

2/24/2006 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes Northwest, with all that experiance you would make an outstanding traffic aid

2/24/2006 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just when you get here dont go directley to 020. Those suspended D/L arrests can be tricky if you dont fill out the tickets just right they toss that shit.

2/24/2006 01:12:00 AM  
Blogger DaleyforMCCguest said...

I generally have a high regard for officers from any department based on our common dealings with people who do not always want our services. You sir, however are an ass. To make a blanket generalization like you just did shows that the only part of Chicago you know is from I90 to Navy Pier or where ever it is you take your guests to show them the “sights”. Take a ride some nice night to Jackson and Campbell with your family in the car and I'll bet money that even with your gun in the car you won't come to a complete stop. There’s hundreds of corners just like it. Your nonsense about having your "share of resisters and police fighters" made my sides hurt from laughing. Those are our witnesses and victims. How many times has your gear been stolen by the bystanders? ASP, flashlight, cuffs, and magazine. All taken by the ever helpful citizen. .
I know that in the suburbs you count traffic violator bonds as arrests, but in Chicago we don't unless it's a 501 or similar charge. As for your 12 years on the job and the "hundreds" of arrests you've made I can only say this, last year alone I made 122 arrests with about 1/3 of them felonies. I don't fault you for your lack of knowledge on the way of the savage, but have no fear, you'll know soon enough it’s heading your way. Good luck and stay safe.

2/24/2006 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous your mother said...

Like it was said in the oz movie, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. it is real easy to see the 12 year wonder has no idea what police work is about. all his arrests are traffic related but i think that makes him an expert. he is just another individual who couldnt make it thru the hiring process and had to go to a part time department.

its easy for people who dont walk in our shoes to be judges. for him to type what he did i even doubt he is the police.

he is probably a wannabe who never was and never could.

keep trying w/b I think ccspd has a few openings

2/24/2006 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous halpern said...

The year before I got made Sgt I had 123 arrests, and 11/30 of them were felonies.

And chicks dig me.

2/24/2006 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are you guys and gals gonna realize that half of the stupid negative crap being written about us/CPD is just that......crap.....and about 99.9% of the time it is somebody just being an ass trying to get a rise. Fear not my brothers, we know who are the workers, the doggs and the real police are in all our districts and we certainly don't need to listen to the media or citizens or people claiming to be the police about how to police. Just remember that sadly we are expendible and yes we would probaly be hung out to dry at a moments notice by the city, citizens and our department for the slightest f-up or misjudgement. Its a job....a great one at that......be happy to have one and be proud to be CPD...always be safe and always back each other up out there. Forget about the "monday morning quarterbacks" out there and just use your head. Its hard to keep your temper when you got a-holes yelling in your face and 10yr olds flipping you the finger. Play your cards right, retire with your pension and a boatload of hours on those books, make your court cause it really is the best side job and when you retire you'll be the one whose laughing with your $, family, health and sanity while those a-holes are either dead, in 26th cal or prison of choice.
Sorry about the long message....just wanted to speak my peace. From a good hard working cpd officer just like you.

2/24/2006 02:16:00 AM  
Anonymous cute p.o. said...

hey halpern , chicks also dig the area 2 gun team!!!!

2/24/2006 02:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

North west suburb "real Police"
Er how many poor uneducated people live in your town?
The poor and uneducated cause most of the crime

You are in need of a colon cleanse

2/24/2006 02:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is Sieser?

2/24/2006 02:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nortwest Suburban Police Officer:

I hope you get cancer of the dick and die slowly, you traffic whore.

2/24/2006 02:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Northwest Suburban Police Officer:

FYI: We have a city COUNCIL, not counsel, and we have no "law office". do your research before you assume dickhead.

maybe that is why you can't be CPD, your IQ is half that of what you'd be policing in the ghetto. but then again, you are too scared.

2/24/2006 02:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all should know that 12:14 is not the Police,just some civilian looking to get a rise out of us. Pay him back by writing a suburban citizen and dedicating it to this asswipe. You will feel much beter.

2/24/2006 04:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Drunk Tank Frank said...

Two pictures do not a beating make, any more than two drinks make an alcoholic. Now if you are talking about two drinks on top of the bottle of scotch I just drank, that is another story!

2/24/2006 05:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:14:54,
You will NEVER be the REAL police.I doubt if you R the Police.
Go FUCK yourself!!!And STAY out of the WAY of the REAL police

2/24/2006 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP has too hire a PR company that will comment about these stories, put out press releases do interviews!!! someone polished and media savvy to tell the police side.


SOMEONE THAT HAS EXPERIENCE NOT SOMEBODY"S NEPHEW.

2/24/2006 07:56:00 AM  
Blogger kwas9811 said...

The blood on the "victim's" face is from the head wounds of the injured officer who took several stitches. There were no lacerations or abrasions anywhere on the "victim" that bled.

As far as MR Super Suburban copper: let's see.. we have more crime/arrests/shootings/even traffic accidents in a week than he does in a year. Hell his dept probably has less than 300 employees...couldn't even qualify for a small district in Chi-town.

2/24/2006 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WGN....give me a break. Thats why anybody that does any type of Police work right now is playing russian rullet with their career.

Why cant we all stick together and make a difference. I absolutely hope that there is an investigation as to how much mayor daley gets in "KICKBACKS" from all these bullshit lawsuits.

2/24/2006 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are so goddamn easy to troll! HA HA

Suburban copper my ass!

I love watching all you supercops fall for the bullshit!

Warms the cockles of my heart!

2/24/2006 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now they are letting these rouge city cops carry ASPs on the street. They took away their metal flashlites cause they beat people with them Now you give them the ASP? They need more verbal judo training.

2/24/2006 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought we had trolls over here on the big aple rant site.
hey cans omeone come over and teach us how to headbutt like you guys do accodding to the kid.
just wondering does Chicago settle out of court as quickly as our corp council does.
STAY SAFE OUT THERE BROTHERS

2/24/2006 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the real police said said...
I HAVE BEEN A POLICE OFFICER IN A NORTH WEST SUBURB FOR TWELVE YEARS.
NOT ONE ALLEGATION OF BRUTALITY AGAINST ME. I WORK A PATROL CAR ANSWERING CALLS. I HAVE MADE ARRESTS RELATED TO ILCS 625 AND 720 ON HUNDREDS OF OCCASIONS.I HAD MY SHARE OF RESISTERS AND POLICE FIGHTERS. BUT BY FAR THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH TRAINING AND DISCIPLINARY MANAGEMENT. THE CITY COUNSEL SHOULD HAVE OPEN HEARING RELATED TO THIS OUTRAGEOUS PRACTICE FROM YOUR LAW OFFICE AND POLICE BOARD. CITIZENS FROM ANY JURISDICTION SHOULD NOT TOLERATE THESE ACTIONS FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT.

2/24/2006 12:14:54 AM

That's because you guys buy them mc donalds or burger king for dinner we give them bologna

2/24/2006 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAS ANYONE MENTIONED THAT THE DICKHEAD WANTS TO RUN FOR A POLITICAL OFFICE? THAT A 10-1 WAS CALLED BY THE POLICE? THAT AN OFFICER SUSTAINED INJURIES FROM FIGHTING WITH THIS GUY? PICTURES DO NOT SAY 1000 WORDS. HOPEFULLY THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT!!!

2/24/2006 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"rouge city cops"

Is that a city named after make-up or cops who wear make-up. What is a "flashlite"? The trick to talking or writing shit is to not expose yourself to criticism. You are a dumb motherfucker.

2/24/2006 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/24/2006 09:15:48 AM

You write like a Polack who got off the boat two weeks ago.

2/24/2006 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All you police haters can go to hell and you too rent a cop from the burbs. This city aways makes the members of the chicago police to be wrong in almost every case that makes the TV. There is no way 13000 police officer are dirty. FYI if you dont want the police dont call 911!

2/24/2006 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI, 10:49 just proved what his IQ really is

2/24/2006 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey chucky go back to the 25th distirct desk and tell other officers storys.

2/24/2006 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all, WGN should be called out on THEIR bullshit for this story. Who cares what this idiot with the stupid pictures has to say.

If I'm a reporter for a major news network and I come accross this story about a BI-POLAR man, that was "beaten" by the police, then red flags would be going up in my head. I would have definitely played it down until some real evidence surfaced.

So, when the officers involved and the City is cleared of all wrong doing, will WGN run a retraction for their baseless, one-sided report???????

No, probably not.

2/24/2006 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make those cops wear clip on strobes so we can see them at night. And another thing copper, we lock our alley gates for a reason. So stay out of our yards or be locked up for criminal trespass to land! You have no business in our yards.

2/24/2006 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey suburb copper what acadamy did you go too?????

2/24/2006 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again you're looking dumber by the day. Here are the corrections:
Real Police post: council not counsel as corrected asswipe.

12:27-dumbfounded-one word idiot good use though
1:03-gramdmas..hell I'll assume you were drunk
1:07-experience idiot
1:12-directly idiot
8:16 roulette man that attempt was pathetic
9:15 rogue idiot rouge is red
Lastly notice i dont hammer the typos those are easy to see. But the spelling my god it's sad. Read a book you idiots.

2/24/2006 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess your poor grammer doesn't count, huh?

Fucking moron.

2/24/2006 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To post 11:54:55

I'll remember to stay out of yor yard next time you call the police because a Mutt is breaking into your house to fuck your wife. I'll stay in the alley and wave at him until he is finished and comes out of your house. Then I'll do the "Chicago" thing (As you would say we do already), beat the shit out of him so he walks free after the trial. You jag balls.....

2/24/2006 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its "grammar" chief. Idiot-fest continues.

2/24/2006 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would take a bad spelling High School educated person any day rather than an over educated yuppy liberal spelling B pompus ass.

The poor speller wont run from trouble. The poor speller wont fuck up a crime scene." Dickman"

The poor speller wont run away in the middle of a gun battle. The educated chicken shit great speller will run scared everytime.

2/24/2006 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TRIBUNE/WGN SUCK. DON'T BUY THEIR PAPERS OR WATCH THEIR NEWS. IT'S TAINTED.

2/24/2006 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you guys and girls, knock it off.

There are 200000 posts about who is better than each, how much education we all have, blah blah blah blah

In the end, we all have to work together and watch each others backs.

It's gotten to the point where thsi blog has become a grammar school playground with everyone pullign each others hair, etc.

2/24/2006 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/24/2006 01:56:31 PM

Speaking of what you'd take, you sound like you take it in the ass.

2/24/2006 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bottom line is all of us in law enforcement chicago or the burbs are out here to do a job. We are not out here to commit crimes. And until the media learns that, the faster the viewers will start to respect law enforcement.



dont wake me I was having a good dream

2/24/2006 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me see if I got this right; if you paid attention in school you are a chickenshit pussy? If you can't count past your fingers you are a barrel-chested crime fighting superhero? I give up. I don't know why I even respond to the idiots on this thing.

2/24/2006 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm like a chocoholic...but for booze

2/24/2006 03:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

F**k the suburban cop and the dago from streets and san. Seen many a suburban cop cow-tow to some shitheads 'cause they're worried about getting a beef instead of standing up to the piece of shit. F**k the old broad who's suddenly scared of the police. I thought this b.s only happened on the south side - may old man is beatin' my ass. Call the police to have him locked up. Turn on the police when they get there. Cheeseball M/2 50-something living with his mother. Next time let him kill her.

2/24/2006 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO: SUBURBAN COP

STATE WHAT TOWN YOU WORK FOR SO CPD MEMBERS CAN TAKE IT INTO CONSIDERATION WHN YOUR TOWN/OFFICERS ASK FOR MONETARY HELP I.E BENEFIT OR WHEN YOU CALL A 10-1.

OH. SORRY. YOU PROBABLY NEVER GET OUT OF THE CAR EXCEPT TO WRITE SOME OLD LADY A TICKET.

UN-FUCKING-BELIEVABLE.

2/24/2006 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous patrolman for life said...

I can't believe you morons are still responding to the fake suburban cop.

What is the need to thump your chest and proclaim how tough you are?

A lot of very insecure people on this fucking job.

Whoever posted that is sitting back having a great laugh at the expense of all you REAL police.

One of the things I've learned over the years is that if you call yourself the "Real police", you probably aren't.

2/24/2006 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: 2:25:13

That's the problem. We don't stick together.

Coppers writing coppers.

Lazy coppers not helping the working coppers.

It's never gonna change.

2/24/2006 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

suburban copper my ass, he's probably one of those jags in the Emerald Society that pretend they are the police so they can play in the band, aren't the police, never were and never will be, or maybe some part-timer who works at the Rosemont Horizon.

2/24/2006 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having been a suburban copper myself, coupled with the fact I still know man suburban coppers, I'd have to say the person who posted at 2/24/2006 12:14:54 AM is full of shit. He's no more a copper than I'm Snow White.

Probably some troll who's seen too many episodes of COPS! No one I know of on our job or the suburbs says "625 and 720" arrests. He's either pinched people or not.

To Mr. 2/24/2006 12:14:54 AM: Why don't you make your trolling complete and use a New York phrase like "collar?" Then we'd really know you're full of shit.

2/24/2006 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And for the spelling police: I know I said "man suburban...." I meant MANY. OOOPS

2/24/2006 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it was funny that the kid said the cops "head butted" him and his friend. Did he get his pics b/f or after the head butt?

2/24/2006 04:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seiser / cheney in 2008

2/24/2006 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

VERBAL JUDO TRAINING?!!?!??!?
DOES THAT MEAN " FUCK YOU "
IS VERBAL KUNG FOO?

2/24/2006 08:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a note to all the coppers who want to run through my yard. HAVE HAD IT, DO WHAT YOU GOTTA DO !
Matter of fact if you want to bounce the offender off my driveway, it's all yours. And if the two big dogs are out, don't worry, once you open the gate, they'll run away.

2/24/2006 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding the " real police from the suburbs" (now there's an oxy moron!)
Sounds like a troll. Don't bite. There is no "real" copper alive who would think he would have bragging rights with only 12 yrs on the job. A "real" copper would also know that Chicago has set the example around the world with their training videos.

2/24/2006 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all, the guy in the picture is a regular who pops into the 016th district and tells the desk crew that his name is Grady Anderson and vote for him because he's running for mayor. (no joke) After this nut is told to get the f--- outta here, he and his bi-polar head babble out the door and down the street.
Now mama calls the cops, goofy is threating to kill her and the kid. A second call to 911 is to cancel 1st call. No can do. Cops meet goofy at the door who then punches one officer in the chest. Now the Donnybrook is on. The blood that was on his face is that of one of the officers. Asshole had not one cut on him. However, his did dislocate his shoulder. E.T. called to hospital for photos of all. This should get this bogus law suit pitched.
Speaking of getting pitched...WGN Juan Carlos did an outstanding job of reporting on 1/4th of the story. Thought this guy would not be too bais. Wouldn't trust this guy at any cost. He's no better that the rest of them.
Stay safe.

2/25/2006 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr "12 year N/W Suburban Police" may not have had a beef ever (probably never in a real knock down, drag out fight before,either). We can't bash all suburban Police, as some suburbs deal with the same mutts that we do. Why? Because we knocked down the projects and sent the rats running for new diggs to destroy. Too bad more didn't run N/W, so you could get more or a taste of the braided, choco-pirates,instead of messing with the working folks up there.. Fucking goof!

2/25/2006 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

huan carlos fon-hool looks like a kewpie doll.

2/25/2006 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BEATINGS?
No one has gotten a real beating in Chicago for years. I remember some that were magnificent. They really got the point across and got the shit-head's attention.

2/28/2006 12:15:00 AM  

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