Saturday, May 20, 2006

We Read a Book!

We did something we rarely do the other day - we bought a book, and then we read it. And we thought it was actually pretty good. The book was mentioned in our comments section a few weeks back (which is how we found out about it). It's called "Out of Cabrini" and it's written by CPD Sergeant David Case. We did a little searching online and found this review in the Sun Times and some other reviews at Amazon.com.

We don't claim to be the brightest bulbs in the drawer and we don't think we could never write a book (we deal in short story formats here) but this was actually entertaining. The police characters are familiar to us as cops and the gangs (gangster disciples, mickey cobras) are actually gangs we've dealt with and (on a technical level) are actually properly represented geographically. We've worked in some of these places and the author does a good job describing them.

Reading can be fun (our public service announcement for the day).

65 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

is this the same dave case from SOG that got made sgt meritorious by sucking off LT.Freddie.... He use to to be SOG's union rep but was promised a promotion if he didn't throw HBT in for the D2 raise when they gave the raises to fto's, K9,marine unit and mounted unit. Now that unit is now called SWAT and train full time. These guys do nothing but train and drive around in the heavy weapons cars. they do more training than anyone in this dept and they make the same pay as a patrolman. They have no take home squad car, no blackberry and they have to buy all their own gear. now Iam just a old retired HBT guy many years ago but these guys deserve better. this is why their SWAT team will never be a well oiled SWAT team. Good job Sgt. Dave, you really fucked those guys but thats ok, now that you are sucking off ADS Tobias you will be a boss some day. By the way, who in the hell gave him all the info for the book, he was a dog ass copper in SOG. oh now it all makes sense, while we were all out making arrests he was compiling info for his book!!!!

5/20/2006 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like gold star material!

5/20/2006 10:36:00 AM  
Blogger Crimefile said...

The best CPD writers:
1. Gina Gallo
2. Connie Fletcher
3. Jaye Slade Fletcher aka Jolie Gosnel
Screenplays: Chuck Adamson (Crime Story)

5/20/2006 11:14:00 AM  
Blogger CPD/KMA said...

5/20/2006 10:02:23 AM
A copper gets ahead, has a little something nice happen in his life, that reflects positively upon the rest of us, and you have to attack with wild allegations. Dude, get a life.

5/20/2006 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You want me to feel sorry for SWAT guys who get to train on company time? Feel sorry that their training is provided by the CPD and paid for? I am sure they do additional training outside the dept and on their own expense too but preaching that all they do is train on company time and money and then cry that they deserve more pay, suck a dick.


There are numerous cops out there that spend their own time and money on training that this dept will not provide. How are these guys rewarded? By not being able to try out for SWAT. The reason they do not and will not get D2 is because then the would truely have to open SWAT up citywide and let everyone try out for it, not just the special few hair gel crew

5/20/2006 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gina Gallo's book was one of the worst books I have ever read about the pd

5/20/2006 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

these are not wild allegations, ask anyone who knows Dave and has been apart of the HBT program. Wouldn't you be angry if you had a chance to get a raise to d2 but this guy threw a wrench into the works to get himself a raise. He was suppose to be looking out for us but instead looked out for only himself. that would of been fine but he choose to run and win the election for our unit rep. how would you like to be the old timer that posted above that could of retired with d2 pension instead of d1!!!!! It maybe a well written book and I am sure I'll buy it, but Dave should some how be working on getting his former coworkers the d2 raise. I know everybody makes mistakes, but you can only be a good guy if you admit that you made a mistake and try to correct that mistake.

5/20/2006 12:31:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

cpd writers:

1. Gina "Smoking Gun" Gallo
2. Robert Cooley
3. Tom "Terk" Terkowicz (fiction-excellent!!!!!)
4. Connie Fletcher

5/20/2006 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous sir francis drake said...

Ah, the nature of the (CPD) beast...

Keep your back to the wall!

Now let's sing that oldie by the O'Jays:

"They smile in your face..."

BACK STABBERS!

5/20/2006 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, swat should make less money than fto,k9,marine and mounted????? no way! we are the only major city that doesn't pay extra to our swat officers. Like I said don't complain when you see a Swat blunder because these guys sacrifice alot and get nothing in return. and as far as opening swat citywide, i say go for it, if it will get d2 pay approved. I am confident enough in my shooting skills and physical fitness to compete against officers in the dept.

5/20/2006 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous kool-aid karaoke said...

How's morale, troops???

Now let's gather in a nice big circle, link hands and sing...

"KUMBAYA, my Lord...

5/20/2006 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just like they did for k9 marine and mounted unit??????? it's still who you know or who you blow to get to these positions, why would swat be any different? just give them the d2 pay to shut them up. Hair gel can be expensive

5/20/2006 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you saying that because you are not getting the D2 pay you are not going to train and learn as hard as you would for D2?

Are you saying that it is the unions falt if SWAT blunders because they did not get you D2 pay?

If that is your motivation I would think you should step aside and let another po take your spot. I am sure there are plenty of them out there that would do it for the same pay they get now.

Would it be nice to make more, sure. Would it also be nice not to have to spend thousands of dollars a year and your own free time for training, you bet your ass.

5/20/2006 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no we won't train harder if we make d2, but it pisses us off that other po's are making more money and they sacrifice less. in my opinion the should eliminate d2 or give it to swat along with the others.

5/20/2006 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its not the union's fault its dave case's fault..

5/20/2006 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

. . . There are numerous cops out there that spend their own time and money on training that this dept will not provide.
How are these guys rewarded?
By not being able to try out for SWAT.
The reason they do not and will not get D2 is because then the would truely have to open SWAT up citywide and let everyone try out for it, not just the special few hair gel crew
5/20/2006 12:29:20 PM

WELL SAID!
Swat my ass, you do nothing putz's!
Why do you deserve D2 pay? Becasue you are on the SWAT Team?
When was the last job you handled?
D2 pay for training all day long?
Get a real job. You deserve D2 pay as much as K9, Marine or Mounted United do! These historically were "spots" that an officer was proud to bid/get put into. Officers were proud just to serve in these units. D2 pay for what? What do they do extra day in and day out? They don't deserve D2 pay anymore than the poor beat copper that drives around all night long.
Your all PUTZ'S!

5/20/2006 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
its not the union's fault its dave case's fault..
5/20/2006 01:18:25 PM
##############################
Oh yeah, D. Case and ONLY D. Case stopped them from getting D2 pay. Wake up people. Do you really think that one person and only one person was responsible for an entire unit not getting D2 Pay?
Get real.

5/20/2006 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blow it out your ass claiming that another po sacrifices less than you do. Unless you personally know someone you have no idea that someone else sacrifices less than you do.


Just because yo uare on SWAT do not claim that you have more to sacrifice than any other po out there.

Stop being a crying little bitch too.....if I do not get it either should someone else.

Why should you get D2 pay? Is it because you are specially trained or have a special skill? Well then is that is the reasoning than only po's in uniform should get straight pay I guess. The instructors in the acad should get D2, Tact and Gand should get D2, Gun teams should get D2, when does it stop?

5/20/2006 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, these guys sacrifice a lot all right! Like all the fun of driving around in 007 or 011 for 8 hours with a giant bulls eys on your car and uniform!

There are about 500 people in the entire department that spend 40+ each week doing actual police work. Perhaps 2500 or 3000 that spend 20+ each week. Funny thing is, almost none of em (40+ or 20+) are making D2 or supervisor's pay. But one group of do-nothings is jealous that another group of do-nothings is getting paid more to do nothing.

Cry me a river.

5/20/2006 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we handle alot of warrants and hbt jobs that are not posted for the rest of the dept to see, for now on, i'll post everytime we do a warrant or we have a job so you can see just how often we are used!!!!! by the way we are requsted to serve search warrants, we don't just decide on our own that we are gonna serve your warrant if you like or not.....

5/20/2006 01:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A copper gets ahead, has a little something nice happen in his life, that reflects positively upon the rest of us and all we do is attack him and call him a putz!

Why is it anytime a copper gets a nice spot, promotion, belong to something outside the normal duty of a po such as football,baseball or hockey teams they are attacked? Is it because the po who is doing the attacking is jealous or just that proud to be a beat officer in a high crime district? please give us the insight of this type of po.

5/20/2006 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like jealousy to me!

5/20/2006 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous strike a pose said...

I was part of the bargaining committee during that contract negotiation. The city argued, and the arbitrator agreed, that HBT(SWAT) can legally write off on their taxes the money spent on hair gel, roids, and the furrowed brow implant. The tax reduction almost doubles the difference between D-1 & D-2. Looking good ain't cheap.

5/20/2006 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous dago hood rat said...

In defense of SWAT I must say that those guys do an excellent job of securing and protecting Taylor Street everyday between 11am and 1pm. I always feel safe leaving my house during those hours.

5/20/2006 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never attacked the SWAT personal. It appears someone on SWAT attacked this Dave Case cop for not doing something for him/SWAT. I do not know how long the Chase has been gone but any number of the enlightened SWAT guys could have taken over his position that he was suppose to have with the uion and present there case to the union regarding pay.

I have a problem of the mentality that it seems the SWAT peolpe say they deserve D2 pay becuase other people like the marine unit get it. The SWAT person also stated the they sacrifice more than others. That in not gettting D2 pay there might be blunders on search warrants. What does D2 have to do with a person training as hard as they could? Are they going to train harder becase they would be getting more money? If that is the case I will hold off ever having to request for SWAT and look to the hard working cops in the district who spend their own money and train on their own time (away from family and friends) for help knownig they are doing it for other reasons the just money

5/20/2006 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will wait for your posting on the number of times you ar called out. Also can you please post the number of personnel that repsond to each one too? I would like to see the numbers just to do the math on the number of people and the OT issued for a warrant.

5/20/2006 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait for this posting! Next, perhaps all the house-mouses can post the number of hours spent each week being assigned to operation closed market! That'll show me!

Oh, and the 1000 or 2000 medical abusers can check in every time they decide they feel well enough to show up for roll call in a district.

Oh, and perhaps the K9 dogs can let us know every time they bite someone! That'll show us that our worst dogs are doggier than an actual dog!

This could be really, really fun!

5/20/2006 02:29:00 PM  
Anonymous jake & elwood blues said...

Everything you ever wanted to know about SWAT cab be learned from watching the last half an hour of "The Blue Brothers".

5/20/2006 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous jake & elwood blues said...

sorry, "can be"

5/20/2006 02:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Agent Double Zero Zero said...

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to let you know that I am at work, working hard. But its almost time for my midafternoon post-afternlunch-snack pre-dinner coffee break. I've got a lot of work to do when I get back, but I'll try to let you know that I'm back. Working. Really hard!

5/20/2006 02:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait until I retire. this city has done nothing but hire snitches and back stabbers since 1994. all I want to know is when do I get paid, when do I get off and when is the earliest I can retire.

5/20/2006 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all, Gino Gallo is a hack writer and was a joke as a copper.

The SWAT guys crying about not being treated fairly? No wonder everyone makes fun of you strokes.

Love the "furrowed brow implant" comment above! Priceless.

5/20/2006 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, back on track here...I thought the book was a good read.

5/20/2006 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding Connie Fletcher
I own and enjoyed her books
However, I dont think she was a P/O She is a college prof
Her SISTER Julie Schalk is a P/O
rather Sgt I believe assigned to 121

5/20/2006 05:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gina Gallo's book sucked. I know some of the incidents she wrote, as having happened to her, in fact happened to other officers and she wrote them as being her own. Look, if you write a work of fiction fine, but to write them as you being a super-cop is wrong.

In her book didn't she say she got into a shooting her first day on the street when she ran off from her training officer? Come on.

5/20/2006 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Gina Gallo' is a nom de plume for a female who worked in 012 about 20 years ago and got fired. She was involved in few of the incidents she describes in her book and some of them never happened. Some of the things she actually did would be much more interesting but then she would be doing time. However it is a work of fiction albeit a poor one.

5/20/2006 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would there be any face down, ass up action in the reality version.

5/20/2006 07:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In regards to SWAT, Marine Unit, Mounted, etc., those positions are only filled by clout bitches and the people with real skills applicable to these coveted positions are purposely passed over for some flunky with a phone call because the more qualified person would take their spot—go figure, it’s all legit kid. I love the interview process at these units. Lt: “Who’s your phone call?” P.O.: “I don’t have one.” Lt: “Thanks for coming in.” P.O.: “Don’t you want to look at my activity or past experience.” Lt: “No, not really.”

5/20/2006 08:54:00 PM  
Blogger Crimefile said...

How's I leave Bob Cooley of that list?

Look for a movie to be made on his offering soon...

5/20/2006 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kind of figured crimefile would like bob cooley, a stoolie who ratted out other people to save his own ass. can't wait for the movie, maybe you can get a part.

5/20/2006 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous FATHER SARDUCCI said...

Cooley didn't rat anyone to save his own ass. He didn't have to do anything. period.

But he did because he saw the things he did were wrong, and attempted to do the right thing for a change.

There are things he did I didn't like, however I have much respect for him for turning it around. Writing about it is even harder, because imagine all the judges and jury snickering and pointing the fingers at him. I hope they do make a movie out of his book!

We're so glad that you've never sinned. Perhaps your church can name a Saint after you!!

AMEN

5/20/2006 10:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fu$ck all you all!




signed yours truly,


GI

5/21/2006 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gang and Tac do warrants all the time, and regular P.O's along with Tac and Gang will be the first ones on scene when the shit hits the fan. Shut the fuck up with your D2 pay bullshit. Besides, who will go to Rush / Div to get the heavy weapons car? If you really like to work and lock guys up, make arrests, do warrants, why would you want to be on SWAT or HBT waiting for someone to call you while you drive around all night TRYING,,,I REPEAT,,,,,TRYING,,to look cool. "I'm in SOS, I drive a MARKED SQUAD, but I'll be super cool and wear a hooded sweatshirt so nobody knows im the police!" The reason they will not open up SWAT to anyone else is because how will the bosses replace the clout babies. With all the P.O.'s comming back from Iraq and Afghanastan who is more qualified and highly trained under fire? They wont open it up because it is the usual CPD bullshit on who you know!

5/21/2006 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as John Northern goes, he probably has more felony arrests than anybody in the history of the CPD. Yet, some insecure POS comes on claiming he's stupid, crazy, homosexual, a drunk and a thief.

For his consistency in locking up felons, you can't get any better than Northside. I wouldn't be surprised if he's locked up more than 1,000 felons. Mabye even like a 1,000,000 like you know.

5/21/2006 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You use to live at 84th & Blackstone, right?

5/21/2006 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as John Northern goes, he probably has more felony arrests than anybody in the history of the CPD. Yet, some insecure POS comes on claiming he's stupid, crazy, homosexual, a drunk and a thief.

For his consistency in locking up felons, you can't get any better than Northside. I wouldn't be surprised if he's locked up more than 1,000 felons. Mabye even like a 1,000,000 like you know.

5/21/2006 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as John Northern goes, he probably has more felony arrests than anybody in the history of the CPD. Yet, some insecure POS comes on claiming he's stupid, crazy, homosexual, a drunk and a thief.

For his consistency in locking up felons, you can't get any better than Northside. I wouldn't be surprised if he's locked up more than 1,000 felons. Mabye even like a 1,000,000 like you know. Or wjow man like almost a billion. Probably the greatest since Clouseu

5/21/2006 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

enough ball-busting, bob

5/21/2006 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will wait for your posting on the number of times you ar called out. Also can you please post the number of personnel that repsond to each one too? I would like to see the numbers just to do the math on the number of people and the OT issued for a warrant.

5/20/2006 02:22:38 PM

why don't you post every time you write a search warrant..... oh thats rights you never have..don't know how or just to fucking dumb to learn.. stop getting on these guys we use them all the time on search warrants and they are great. they do a great job

5/21/2006 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It wasn't Sgt. Case that screwed the pooch for those guys in swat. It was George Bush's fault. It's raining outside. It's George Bush's fault. It's snowing. It's George Bush's fault. The negroes in Kenya are starving. It's George Bush's fault. The negroes in Sudan are killing other negroes in Sudan. It's George Bush's fault. The beaners down south want to come to America illegally. It's George Bush's fault. The canuks up north don't want to come to America. It's George Bush's fault. Stop blaming Dave Case for your problems. It wasn't his fault. It was George Bush's fault! Besides, if I could train all day on company time, I'd do the swat thing for free. Stop ur whinning!

5/21/2006 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous leomemorial said...

Case article:

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/
southtown/dsnews/212abn3.htm

5/21/2006 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have written and gone on many search warrants. The only reason you use them all the time is because you are a baby hair gel boy (SOS) that continually calls them so then you can suck up to all them in hopes that you could graduate to SWAT and no longer be a beauty school drop out regulated to SOS

5/21/2006 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

. . . stop getting on these guys we use them all the time on search warrants and they are great. they do a great job
5/21/2006 07:18:13 AM
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Because they do your search warrants, they deserve D2 pay?
Me thinks not!
Show me something over and above what a beat cop or Tact/Gang team does - then maybe but lets look at their activity over a 6 to 12 month period.
They deserve D2 pay no more than the Crossing Guards do.

5/21/2006 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DIDN'T DAVE CASE HAVE ANOTHER BOOK OUT BEFORE DEALING WITH AN INSURANCE SCAM OF DEAD HOMELESS PEOPLE? THE FOP GIFT SHOP SOLD SVERAL COPIES AND ALSO THE AREA MAJOR STORES. I FORGET THE TITLE? ANY ONE RECALL? IT WAS A GOOD READ. ALSO I PERSONALLY THINK SWAT SHOULD HAVE THEIR OWN PERSONAL CARS, NOT D-2 PAY, BUT THE USE OF PERSONAL CARS AND BLACKBERRYS BOTH PROVIDED BY THE CITY. IF YOU WANT SWAT. YOU WOULD WANT THEM FAST. PEACE.

5/21/2006 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Tom Cline. The stuff he writes is short and very to the point...like an old-timers case report.

5/21/2006 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

met guys from swat, bunch of fags, kick in my door, my retarded wife would kick your asses, fuck you

5/21/2006 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all....SOS sucks...it used to be a great place before ADS JAGOFF TOBIAS fucked it up!! I remember Lil. Matt TOBIAS when he was wiping the cum off his mouth from sucking E Fred's cock....and then when he gets his clout rolling...what does he do...stabs Fred right in the back like the typical pussy that he is. Lil MAtt TOBIAS will proudly tell you that "As you all know I am a marine" aka cement head and then he will go on to tell everyone that "He has worked 2 1/2 years in the patrol division" and it gets better...."WORKED" in SOS....NOT!!! Hey, Matt...stop telling everyone at the academy that you did any work in SOS because you DIDN'T ok!! You were a fucking DOG ASS and fucked over the guy who halped you get where you are today right?? Fred Bosse took care of you when you were in SOS and then years later you come back and not only fuck him over but you royally fuck over John Baranowski too who was one of the nicest bosses to work for!! You are a NO BALLS MOTHERFUCKER..and so is your pal Dave...you two deserve eachother and please stop telling bullshit stories to the Dicks and Sgts and recruit classes about how you "kicked ass in SOS and were the working police" Because you didn't and you weren't...PERIOD. What you really are is a stuttering mumbling rat backstabbing prick...and Dave is the same just without the stuttering...what a joke you two are.

5/21/2006 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talk about some backstabbing, self serving shit . . . . .I was at the Recognition Ceremony Last Week, and saw some awards given to some actual heroes. But I was really sickened by the Awards of Merit given to some back slapping Circle jerk empty holstered misfits getting awards for administrative crap. . The Recognition should be for the real heroes, who faced the armed beast and conquered him. Those who awarded thenselves medals for typing books should be ashamed to walk across the same stage as the real heroes.

5/21/2006 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank God for this site.

When we compare notes about these asshole bosses and how they undermine any hope of morale, we learn how and why the CPD is so fucked up.

Stick a fork in it. The CPD as we knew it, is long gone. All because of the filthy politics and clout.

The best thing that could happen is for the CPD go into federal receivership for all the crooked patronage.

As a college grad, if I knew then what I know now, I would never have gotten into this patronage snakepit. Ten more years of this dead end bullshit. KMA!

5/21/2006 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Join the NRA only $35 help protect the freedoms of honest Americans!

5/22/2006 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love girls that read.

5/22/2006 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Father Sarduuci: Yes, I have sinned and saw the evils of my ways. But I asked for forgiveness and did not rat out other people and do them harm, nor did I write a tell-all book beefing on people and making myself look good. You and crimefile would make a nice couple, look into it.

5/22/2006 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow what a bunch of miserable cry babies. I must have missed where this site changed from SCC to whining crybaby.com.

5/22/2006 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easy for you to say, "boss".

5/23/2006 08:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Connie fletcher's book(s) were nothing more than compilations of copper stories. She stole the stories and took the glory and the money.

5/26/2006 04:16:00 AM  

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