Friday, July 21, 2006

Blago's Growing Problems

Governor Rod Blagojevich's administration continues to receive Federal subpoenas on what seems to be a monthly basis regarding ... what else? ... hiring practices. Only this time they've managed to keep them under wraps until a Sun Times investigation located an anonymous source to provide copies of the memos detailing the contents.

Last time a round of subpoenas came out, Blago took a large hit in the polls. It'll be interesting to see if Judy Barr Topinka can make any hay out of these latest ones.

TIN FOIL HAT CONSPIRACY TIME!

What if the Chicago Machine and the Illinois Combine are sensing they've gone a bit too far and pissed off more than a few voters and now they've decided to throw a few big names under the bus? The mayor has thrown dozens of little people under the bus to protect his inner circle and himself. What if the Machine as a whole (which is decidedly unhappy with Blago) has decided he's next to go? The Machine is gambling that even if Judy Barr Topinka wins, she can't govern effectively when the Machine still controls both houses, so she has to compromise - and compromise means the Machine still gets fat juicy contracts for its cronies and its people still get hired. The Machine goes on.

END TIN FOIL HAT EPISODE!

81 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say the machine will rot in hell.

7/21/2006 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

come on now Andrews is a commander, because the "joe the tailor crew" use to eat breakfast in his fathers restaurant after the tailor shop closed. This includes Cirones fathers clout and Farrells clout.

7/21/2006 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Farrell's clout??? What clout??? Last time I checked Farrell was the midnight captain in the deuce.If he had a clout he would have been exempt long before p.o. mike cronin and sgt keating

7/21/2006 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blago's problem is he feels he has to cater to every whin of the illegal alien and black man. He is afraid to let the blacks and hispanics think something is wrong with the way they live in the City. He lets them act like animals and in return the City deteriorates. How many times have you observed the filth left from a mexican or black block party? White block parties immediately call for Streets and Sanitation, because white middle aged females cannot stand debris all over the neighborhood. Whereas in the barrio or ghetto they just let the trash blow into one another's yard. No big deal. Shenaynay is used to letting her children crawl through broken glass. Cockroaches? Hell, she welcomes them in as though they are disant relatives. Blago needs to make people accountable for their actions. CPD needs to police the criminals and set forth the proper way to live. That is Blago's worst nightmare-a united Chicago police dept. that actually leads by example. from what I read on this blog-he doesn't have to worry about SQUAT right now!
-004th District 2nd watch

7/21/2006 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's a very good to me....OLE !!

7/21/2006 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic, but a legend retires today. Joe PARISI (020 District) 38 years on the job, gets the mandatory boot today on his 63rd birthday.

Joe was a copper's copper and I figure he was on the job before 75% of the current CPD was born.

God Bless you Joe, collect many, many pension checks.

7/21/2006 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous illegals and your voice said...

Off topic

SAVE THE DATE!
More opportunities were just announced for the American public to voice their concerns about illegal immigration. The House Judiciary Committee will hold a number of immigration field hearings in August:

San Diego, CA
2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 2

El Paso, Texas
10:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 17

Concord, New Hampshire
10:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 24

Upstate New York (City to be confirmed)
10:00 a.m.
Friday, August 25

Evansville, Indiana
10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, August 29

Dubuque, Iowa
9:00 a.m.
Friday, September 1

7/21/2006 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Capt. John Farrell, 002, for Chief of Detectives.

7/21/2006 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you serious? Farrell never drank the Kool-Aid and he never will.

7/21/2006 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This just in... ASA approved Att. Murder charges against the three mutts accused of beating the 14yr old boy in Beverly Park.

7/21/2006 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any truth to the rumor that the meritorious selection request for Sgt's class will come out today?

7/21/2006 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Blago's problem is he feels he has to cater to every whin of the illegal alien and black man. He is afraid to let the blacks and hispanics.............
CPD needs to police the criminals and set forth the proper way to live..................

Pleeeeeeeeeeeease!
The first thing you need to do, is move from the basement of your mother's house.

The second thing, is to realize how moronic you sound.

The third thing, check you insurance policy for suicide clauses.

the fourth thing, go play in traffic.

7/21/2006 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

afrrel is a great guy, but don't start singing the praises for CIU. It was all outfit, all the time. And it still calls the shots.

7/21/2006 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Perez Should've Listened

Hope this gives you all a laugh...

http://videos.humpingfrog.com/15187/2006/07/guy-gets-tasered-by-bully-cop.html

...Dontcha know you gotta... Shock the monkey... HEY HEY...

7/21/2006 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DON'T TELL ME THAT YOU THINK SAM PAID HIS DUES BECAUSE HE SPENT 10 YEARS AS A DETECTIVE. WHAT ABOUT GOING TO 018 ON A PHONE CALL (KNOWING WHAT AND WHO HE WAS GOING TO BE WORKING WITH AS A PPO) AND MAKING MERIT DETECTIVE (KNOWING WHERE HE WAS GOING AND WHO HE WOULD BE WORKING WITH).

7/21/2006 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1611 3rd watch had a prisoner escape a couple of weeks ago and aren't even taking time for the incident!

7/21/2006 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whos SAMs clout.... he did work with KATO...

7/21/2006 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1611 3rd watch had a prisoner escape a couple of weeks ago and aren't even taking time for the incident!

7/21/2006 12:48:36 PM

DETAILS!! WHEN ,WHERE , for WHAT...

7/21/2006 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If your still trying to figure out how to be a copper "forget about it" know what the fuc...k you are talking about before you talk about people "Joe the tailor" is was a prince of a guy. If you had the balls to have coffee with the boys you would more than a PO talking smack on the blog. Grow some balls, at that's what your wife told me.

TEAMSTERS RULE FOREVER

7/21/2006 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous 025 copper... said...

016 had escape from processing room couple weeks ago. 7 pos iod cause they were beat up by one handcuffed mule!!!!! Thats what happens when no arrests are made. You complain about 1611 look at 1631 stats, must be worst in city! Next time someone escapes call 025 we will send one car and handle the animal we dont need 5 female coppers going iod. Dog ass bitches but you can blame fearless leader of 016 for the downward spiral of 016. He 016 nice job robberies up some 50%!

7/21/2006 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If your still trying to figure out how to be a copper "forget about it" know what the fuc...k you are talking about before you talk about people "Joe the tailor" is was a prince of a guy. If you had the balls to have coffee with the boys you would more than a PO talking smack on the blog. Grow some balls, at that's what your wife told me.

TEAMSTERS RULE FOREVER

7/21/2006 01:02:26 PM

Is This Greek English? Could we get a translation and an OOMPHH! Please

7/21/2006 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crimefile has another crazy video up. Take this guy to a land fill not the morgue!:

http://crimefilenews.blogspot.com/2006/07/having-fun-in-las-vegas-video.html

7/21/2006 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any truth to the rumor that the meritorious selection request for Sgt's class will come out today?


If not at the DOC meeting then probably Monday.

7/21/2006 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous 025 copper... said...

hey SCC start a best boss post those are always fun!!!!!

7/21/2006 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dumb DumD Downs was a property crimes dick in A/4 doing retail theft upgrades Farrell didn't even know he exsited poster 11:48 is a fuckin moran to even mention Downs in the same paragraph as Farrell. Downs has 7 ys on the job Farrell spent more time in the can then that

7/21/2006 02:01:53 PM

7/21/2006 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cirone is a bigger clout baby that will do anything the queen wants so he can get Merit Lt.

7/21/2006 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm....a day after 2211's beat meeting and within five minutes of driving through the neighborhod, we observed a Tac car, 2113, and an SOS car patrolling the west end of Beverly down the side stree

7/21/2006 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cirone is a bigger clout baby that will do anything the queen wants so he can get Merit Lt.

Cirone is affectionatly known in A/5 as "Spiting Sammy Cirone". If he was a boxer he could have been a contender.

7/21/2006 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Putting Farell and Andrews in the same category is like putting John Wayne is a broke back mountain movie. Andrews and the rest of his cronies love to toss Farell’s name around because he was a true boss and even more a true cop. Farell never had a bad thing to say about another copper, Dean never has a bad thing to say about Dean. Farell, is for the men, Dean is for himself. Farell has earned everything that has come to him and deserves more. Dean has been given everything and deserves none of it.

Dean’s homicide numbers rose in the past years because he ex-cleared cases that the previous commanders had too much integrity to do. Area five is on the bottom and you only have to look at the top to see why. When you look at the names of who have left Area five under Dean’s time, it reflects some of the best Detectives and Sergeants in the department. Farell moves to A/1 and his people follow, Dean is at A/5 and people are fleeing.

Please don’t compare these two bosses anymore; it’s an insult to Farell!

Cline, Maher, someone, wake up and do the right thing!

7/21/2006 02:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:28 COULDN'T HAVE SAID IT BETTER MYSELF. AMEN BROTHER

7/21/2006 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check Queen Deans seniority date boys and girls then do some quick math 13 yrs on the job PPO 2 yrs roughly worked 013 for another year made Sgt went to A/4 had to stay for another year made Lt went to intellegence made Commander of Intellegence came to A/5 all in 13 yrs and you think he is legit and has knowledge when did he have time to be the police?

7/21/2006 02:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right on 2:43 then check Farell seniority date now you will understand who paid there dues and who really is a good boss not a political flunky

7/21/2006 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just so you Queen Dean lovers know he never was a detective

7/21/2006 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

start the best boss/worst boss thread

7/21/2006 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked for John Farrell when he wss in 011. He had just made Lt. He has to be one of THE very best Police officers I've ever met. He knows his stuff and will use it anyway he can to help another copper. Glad to see he made Captain. He should be alot higher.

7/21/2006 03:16:00 PM  
Blogger fillmoreranger said...

to 7/21/2006 10:51:27 AM

thats not te same parisi that worked 19 desk and was caught roofing his hose while on medical for a bad back is it if so your right he is a legend as a useless dog ass!!! if not then happy retirement joe

7/21/2006 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because of his fem tendencies I think him and Cirone have done the nasty together but I guess some people do what they got to do to make Merit LT

7/21/2006 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO: fillmoreranger said...
to 7/21/2006 10:51:27 AM

Not the same Parisi....Congrats Joe, you have earned it

7/21/2006 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any copper who calls himself a ranger is an idiot.

7/21/2006 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Sgt Majerczyk 5th district related to an ex alderman in chicago?

7/21/2006 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They will have to hold Farrell's retirement party at the United Center for all the guys and gals that he has helped. John you are the best.

7/21/2006 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sam's dad was chief of Dets, he died young and asked his guys to take care of his kid, they did end of story, regardless once in area 4 he learned from the best and IS the guy you want on a police shooting, barring Kato, his det. fto, who just retired; Andrews was trained by Farrell in area 4, Dean has the greek connection going for him, those are the facts like them or not.......

7/21/2006 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous COOL HAND LUKE said...

He is related for sure

7/21/2006 05:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A litle off topic but I was wondering how the CAPS meeting in Mount Greenwood went. Police boss and alderman were supposed to attend. Where is the outrage at this incident? Where are the clergy and politicos?

7/21/2006 06:15:00 PM  
Blogger richardaustin151 said...

Blago doesn't have a growing problem, he has a going problem. He will be going to prison and then into anonymity.

I am going to look into getting a bus for the Illegal Immigrant hearing in Iowa. If any are interested, check my blog for details in the future. pointlesspoints.blogspot.com.

7/21/2006 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Cirone is in Area 5 now. Stop blowing him. Besides we sent Bob Smith over from Area 2 to replace him. I'm sure he runs it now (no disrespect to Seiser). Just ask him.

7/21/2006 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:39

The late Sam Cirone was a good guy in the Detective Division. He was never an exempt.

7/21/2006 06:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Farrell's clout??? What clout??? Last time I checked Farrell was the midnight captain in the deuce.If he had a clout he would have been exempt long before p.o. mike cronin and sgt keating

7/21/2006 09:21:21 AM

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Hey dickhead, Farrell has clout and could have made any move he wanted to make, but he was a WORKING SGT and a WORKING LT and would be the first person out of the door when it was time to do ANY police work. He chose to be the midnight captain in the duece and only need to a make phone call to get anything he wants.

So the next time you try to talk about somebody, get your head out of your ass first.

7/21/2006 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Farrell's clout is there because he's a cops cop. He knows his stuff and even dickhead bosses respect someone like that. Farrell probably likes the deuce because there are working coppers there and that is what he is, was and always will be.

7/21/2006 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous detective questionnaire said...

How many years of experience do each of the ten following exempt members currently assigned to the Bureau of Investigative Services have as street detectives in the Detective Division? How many years of experience as a street detective specializing in homicide investigations? Exclude any time assigned to inside administrative duties, regardless of rank.

STREET EXPERIENCE ONLY!

Deputy Supt. Hiram Grau
Chief Maria Maher
Dep. Chief Michael Chasen
Dep. Chief Fred Coffey
Dep. Chief Frank Kehoe
Cmdr. Patricia Walsh
Cmdr. Eddie Welch
Cmdr. Thomas Byrne
Cmdr. Steve Peterson
Cmdr. Dean Andrews

7/21/2006 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous The Fly on the Wall said...

The Fly on the Wall said...
Higher than average crowd for 2211's beat meeting, but not as many showed up as should have. The typical attitude of bitch, bitch, bitch about something, but don't get involved when they should have been there.........Cmdr saying in response to question, "Would I like more people....Yes.....Do we have enough...Yes." I nearly choked. James Malloy and Mike Shields showed up, with Malloy telling the company line. Garrity also telling the crowd that 2211 never gets pulled out of the 10 sector.....excuse me, choked again. John Somerville, Virginia Rugai's perennial and upcoming opponent in the alderman's race, tried to start his campaign piggybacking on the issue. The guy is personable one on one, but needs to learn to pick his spots better if he wants to have a chance. He came off sounding arrogant and turned off people when attempting to engage Rugai in a debate. He can't afford to lose a single vote. 19th ward was close last time, could be even closer in March.

7/21/2006 08:19:20 AM

7/21/2006 08:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1st woman to lead Chicago Detectives
Chicago Sun-Times
Jun 2, 2005
by Annie Sweeney


"Chief Maher proved herself as a detective on the street, as a member of the command staff and as deputy chief in Area Five," said Chicago Police Supt. Phil Cline. "She has embraced our efforts to make communities safer, and I know she'll work as chief of detectives toward the same goal."

7/21/2006 08:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never realized what whiney cunts the Area 5 Detectives are! WOW!

All this crying is really embarassing.

And to keep mentioning the Det. who recently killed himself, well that is just pathetic and weak.

7/21/2006 08:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't believe any of those ten exempts ever worked the street as a HOMICIDE detective.

How many were never even street detectives for more than two years?

As patrol officers, how many were never assigned to district patrol in 002, 003, 005, 007, 010, 011 or 015?

7/21/2006 08:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve Peterson, as much as I hate him, worked homicide in A/4 as a det and a sgt. And once again, as much as I hate him, I had a supervisor at 26th street tell me Peterson was the best det at testifying he had put on the stand. He's still an asshole raving lunatic that should be medicated

7/21/2006 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andrews and Maher were property crimes detectives in Area 5 for about 2 years. Is Peterson the only one of the 10 that worked the streets as a homicide dick?

7/21/2006 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous des said...

I usually put my name on here when I say something bur in this case I can't. When I became a sergeant I was given advice by a lot of bosses, some I liked and some I didn't. The one I remember is "The guy's that work for you will make you an asshole". Peterson is a good cop and a good boss terrible thig when somebody expects you to do your job isn't it.

7/21/2006 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peterson actually likes me, he is still an asshole. I am not an 18 year old marine. It wouldn't kill him to learn how to speak to people like they are adults. You must be one of his shoe licking sgt's he brought in. Let me quote something back to you that either you or one of your crew asked me at a police shooting, "What exactly is it we're supposed to do at these things"? You and your guys are the principle reason I can't stand the guy. I could take a bunch of high school girls who watch CSI and they'd know more about being a sgt in the D than you lackeys. Sgt's run the D unit and you fuckers couldn't run out of a burning house. Everyone in A/4 VC knows who I'm talking about. A terrible thing when someone expects me to do my job? You don't even know what your fucking job is. So I'm still way ahead of you cunt. QUICK! Forward this to him on his blackberry.

7/21/2006 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peterson, Harrington and Thedford were a three man homicide team in Area 4 for years and probably in the top three homicide teams of Area 4. And this is when they called Area 4 "The Killing Fields". Say what you will about him he was a great detective.

7/21/2006 09:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

back on topic, doesn't Blago reside in chicago? wouldn't you think the governor would reside in springfield?

7/21/2006 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 Points I would like to make. #1: OLE ROCKS! #2: I just quit smoking, drinking and swearing. DAMMIT!!!! I LEFT MY CIGARETTES AT THE FUCKIN' BAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7/21/2006 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous redrum said...

Grau, Maher, Chasen, Coffey, Kehoe, Walsh, Welch, Byrne and Andrews were never HOMICIDE DETECTIVES.

Steve Peterson is the only current Detective Division exempt that ever actually worked the street as a homicide detective.

7/21/2006 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maher a cunt. Don't know shit. PR with Irish name. Was 1873 on Sgts list and was made "MERIT". FUCK THESE MERIT MOTHER FUCKERS. IF YOU'RE PROMOTED MERIT, THEY SHOULD WEAR A DESIGNATOR ON THEIR UNIFORM THAT STATES YES I'M A SGT. OR LT., BUT I ALSO SUCK DICK. THE MERIT FUCKS ARE OUR WORST BOSSES!

7/21/2006 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are going to have the law of 'hate crime' on the books, then when the crime is committed, you charge the person with it.

7/21/2006 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF?

NINETY PERCENT OF CURRENT DETECTIVE DIVISION "LEADERSHIP" NEVER HANDLED A HOMICIDE CASE AS A DICK IN THEIR ENTIRE CAREERS!

HOW ABOUT THE SGTS. AND LTS. IN THE D?

7/21/2006 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:05, Somerville will still not be able to change the orders which allow 2211 to be pulled.

On the one hand, under CAPS, everybody is supposed to be down before a beat car is sent off their beat. Exceptions are by the individual order of a supervisor (which (s)he must give for every single incident, one at a time), or at the discretion of the dispatcher for absolute emergencies like 10-1s or shootings.

Of course, any supervisor can suspend CAPS dispatching, in which case a notification would be sent to operations command. Sounds like Garrity may need to have a w/c suspend CAPS on 2nd and 3rd watches across the board every single day, if he wants his statement to become true.

Don't get me wrong, all I'm saying is that we need change across the city. To suspend CAPS such that a beat car is not sent off their beat. Personally, I'm in favor, except for 10-1s or agg batts.

7/21/2006 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unless and until the CPD provides a categorical and unequivocal written definition of the word "MERIT" which is consistent with Merriam-Webster, NO "MERIT" PROMOTIONS WHATSOEVER!

7/21/2006 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Area5 Sgt said...

I work upstairs in AREA5-but there is no way I can put my name down-or THE QUEEN will fuck me.AREA 5 had some good dicks who have left after being treated like shit under DEAN. He does not know how to deal with situations & then holds grudges like a lil bitch. So one of the Dicks at the xmas party last year busted deans balls in front of everyone..the dick the next day went in an appologized to Dean- Dean just smiled- then sent the dick & his partner to SVU. How about two other dets who worked Homicide- dean didnt like them so he fucked with them non stop- One went to HIDTA , the other to cold case. DEANS a bitch- buying guys drinks at the bar- don't make you one of the guys. Taking your Sgts out to Central Gyros every week -doesn't make you a good boss. DEAN is a QUEEN, DEANS A BITCH. & if confronted by another officer -regardless of rank- he'll back down-because he's not man enough to tell someone -to they're face- what he says behind they're back. AREA5 had 3, or 4 openings the past months- you know why? Because no one wants to work for the DEAN QUEEN. He's a Bitch & is always on the Rag.

7/22/2006 12:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DO the EXEMPTS downtown like Andrews?

7/22/2006 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:45 PM

Contrary to your first and third sentences, ethnicity and gender are irrelevant.

The only question is which person is best qualified for the specific position.

When you're sober, perhaps you can elaborate on legitimate criteria without being obnoxious.

7/22/2006 12:13:00 AM  
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7/22/2006 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Homicides? Homicides? There are no homicides in Chicago. There are B.S. westside "killings." The last real Homicide that I can remember was when Judge Lefkow's family was killed. And that was in Area 3. Homicides my ass.

7/22/2006 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous cleared exceptional said...

That was some great police work on the Lefkow double homicide--all thanks to Officer Rick Orlowski, West Allis, Wisconsin PD.

7/22/2006 01:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, "area5 sgt", we all know it's you Nere. Go smoke another bong and lighten up, you troll.

7/22/2006 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous 12:00:28 AM said...

8:34:48 AM

Care to try again, Slick? I'm NOT Chris Nere.

Only one more guess, supersleuth.

7/22/2006 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fucking A Right! Maybe the Emerald Society can give the West Allis officer a special award for his fortuitous traffic stop. After all, the nancy boys at A/3 would still be trying to frame Matt Hale if he hadn't!

7/22/2006 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous A/5 says.. said...

Andrews pretends to be a detective almost as much as he pretends that he is straight. "The ultimate leader is one who is willing to develop people to the point that they eventually surpass him or her in knowledge and ability."

It use to be that the Detective Division relied on its experience from seasoned Detectives, Sergeants, Lieutenants and Commanders to train the up and coming. When you have a Commander that does not have that experience and consistently overrides the decision of his managers the system beaks down. The Detectives have stopped trying to do more because they are tired of being slapped down by Dean. The Lieutenants and Sergeants have been rendered ineffective because the men they manage know that their decision doesn’t matter and that the decision will always be up to Dean and no one else. The supervisors lack the intestinal fortitude to stand up to Dean for what they believe in fear of losing their precious spot or being dumped to midnights. Dean dumps supervisors and detectives with no expectation and no regard for their work, experience, or the personal hardship it may cause; for some personnel this was too much to bear. Dean makes his management decisions based on personal reasons and how it affects only Dean, regardless what it best for the Division or the police officers they serve.

Andrews is not a leader, he expects people to listen and follow because he wears a gold star and not because he has earned their respect for the position he holds. The difference between a good Commander and Dean is; Dean says, Go! – a true boss says, Let’s go!
Andrews cannot expect to hold the loyalty of his detectives when he speaks to them as if they are insignificant. Andrews its time to look and the mirror and see the person you have become and not the god you think you are!

"Clout may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there."

7/22/2006 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know about Andrews ... but any commander of a D unit that goe with you on a job is out of his mind. Be a commander and let det be the det. Sgt be a Sgt and not try to be a detective. Hndle what u gotta handle the dets know wht their doing. The problem is the exact opposite I think. Be a good commander or whatever because you already got good detectives. But I aint gonna transfer out because of problems with a commander, it just doesn't effect me that much. When the Sgt try to be detective is the problem. Just my opinion. And when Det tries to be a tac guy thats silly too. put on a fuckin tie once in awhile you're a damn detective , be proud of it regardless of all the nonsense that goes on.

7/23/2006 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7/23/2006 12:50:39 AM

Amen, brother! Having been a detective is not, and should not be, a requisite for being a sgt. or a lt. in the D. Their job is administration and leadership. They should not try to be detectives.

7/23/2006 02:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO "CLEARED EXCEPTIONAL"

That was a heroic stop on the part of the Wisconsin PO, but I was in favor of putting that Pollock that shot himself in for some kind of crimefighting award. U should have seen the taskforce they had at A-3 for that. I saw guys that crawled out from super secret units that I hadn't seen in 10 years. Nobody was even close to implicating this guy; thank God he panicked when the Wisconsin Cop stopped him!!!!

7/23/2006 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous matt hale said...

AREA 3 ROCKS!

7/23/2006 11:11:00 AM  

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