Thursday, August 17, 2006

Whistleblower Gets $3.7 Million

  • [Stickney] village leaders and taxpayers must cough up $3.7 million to former Officer Rich Hare, who blew the whistle on alleged theft and misconduct in the department.

    Instead of finding a sympathetic ear in Tabor and Zitek, Hare said he was demoted, his schedule was changed and his take-home car was recalled. Hare also claimed there were attempts to yank his gun license, and that Zitek told him to ignore his investigative findings.

So all we have to do is find some misconduct (this part of it is a slam dunk in Chicago), let somebody know about it (this blog), have vengeance wreaked upon us (hmm, this would be a drawback), then sue the crap out of the City, which will settle in a heartbeat to avoid a monster judgment, especially under the current administration. Of course, the part about waiting a few years for the money and actually having to give a lawyer money goes against the grain, but such are the sacrifices we must make to become rich.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Zitek, the Stickney Chief was a CPD guy. He was terribly wounded in a knife attack in the subway years ago. Easilly one of the most stand up Sgts. I ever ran across. A real man!

8/16/2006 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous leomemorial said...

What the article did not address is the hell this officer went through to take a stand.

He lost his career, he may have lost his home, car, had medical problems, taken a lower paying job if he was able to find another job, etc.

Harvey and Stickney having major problems right now...

8/17/2006 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


If anyone out there knows, and can provide documentation, that Homeland Security money given to the City of Chicago, is being diverted or misspent, please call the U.S. Attorney General's Office.

If not for the citizens of Chicago, remember the Federal Government often pays rewards for information that leads to the recovery of funds.

8/17/2006 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aren't whistleblowers by definition "beefers" and "rats"?

8/17/2006 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If someone blows the whistle on Richie Daley, which leads him to the penitentiary, for the graft and corruption that we all know exists, that person is a stand-up guy, a saint and a great American. We will be forever in that persons debt.

Pray that someone comes forward soon.

8/17/2006 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i know two guys who stood up to the FOP machine they are next

8/17/2006 08:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone ever checked into the massive spending by Trotter and Hubberman of Federal monies they were given?

8/17/2006 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you stand up for someone who is being harassed, are you a rat?

8/18/2006 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know that guy from Stickney, the dude who sued, a TOTAL loser and cop wannabe. What a piece of shit.

8/18/2006 03:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The decline in employee medical insurance and retirement benefits, the fact that this department is undermanned and without a lot of the necessities of modern policing like air support are a direct result of the corruption of the Daley administration.

Yes, please an insider whistle blower with the documentation to back it up please come forward before a Democrat gets in as president and then Richie can continue robbing us of what we have rightfully earned.

8/18/2006 06:00:00 PM  

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