Friday, December 08, 2006

We're Getting Sued?

An interesting letter we got:
  • Dear Sir/Madam, Please be advised that we represent Sgt. Christine Hitney. Please immediately remove and cease from posting the disparaging and defamatory comments and photos of her on your Blog page. In our opionion [sic], the photos and comments which are being posted of Sgt. Hitney are violative of her rights. This is a a [sic] serious matter. If you fail to comply with our request, we shall advise our client accordingly.
    Barry A. Gomberg, Esq.
    Barry A. Gomberg & Associates, Ltd.
    53 W. Jackson, Suite 1350 Chicago, IL 60604
    (312) 922-0550 Office
    (312) 922-0066 Fax
Aside from the fact that whoever typed it doesn't bother to use spell check, the writer also seems to have a tenuous grasp of actual law.

First of all, we weren't the ones who took pictures inside a crime scene (unauthorized pictures that are a violation of General Orders by the way) and then sent them around the Internet. We received the original set of pictures from 3 different individuals and the address lists of forwarded recipients was around 180 names. By her own actions, the sergeant made herself a public figure. By wearing a badge inside a designated crime scene, the sergeant was acting as a public official - private citizens weren't allowed within the tape.

Secondly, satire is protected speech. According to the FirstAmendmentCenter website:
  • satire tends to invent a fictitious situation (though possibly with elements that actually occurred) for the purpose of ridiculing someone or even some idea.
As we stated months and months ago, no reasonable person could be expected to believe that the sergeant actually was at or appeared in any of the following (click the links!):
We didn't graft the sergeant's head onto anyone else's body. We took a photo she provided to the public, a photo that is STILL AVAILABLE on the Channel 7 website archives, and put it into ridiculous situations to make a point - don't get caught doing stupid shit, especially shit that is a violation of not only General Orders, but common sense and common decency. We wonder if Channel 7 got the same letter we did?

In the case of Hustler Magazine Inc. et al v Jerry Falwell, a directed verdict cleared Hustler of invasion of privacy and libel because "no reasonable person would believe the situation depicted" would be true. The US Supreme Court further denied an emotional distress award "as public figures and public officials could not recover damages for the tort of intentional infliction of emotional distress without an additional showing that ''the publication contains a false statement of fact which was made with 'actual malice,' i.e., with knowledge that the statement was false or with reckless disregard as to whether or not it was true.""

Though it pains us to stand anywhere near Larry Flynt, he did the First Amendment to the Constitution a great service in this case.

As to the comments section, the recent California Supreme Court decision in Barrett v Rosenthal pretty much covers anything from there:
  • The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that bloggers and participants in Internet bulletin board groups cannot be sued for posting defamatory statements made by others.

    In deciding a case closely watched by free speech groups, the court said a federal law gives immunity from libel suits not only to Internet service providers, like AOL, but also to bloggers and other users of their services.

If the sergeant is demanding an apology, here it is - we're sorry you got caught doing stupid shit. We're sorry for depicting you dog sledding in Alaska and at the Southside Irish parade if in fact you attended neither. As to any of the other situations, we're afraid we don't owe you anything due to satire, freedom of speech, court decisions, etc.

By the way: have you apologized to the family of Joshua Woods? That's his family's car you can see in the background of your picture.

96 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i tip my hat off to scc. your write, plain and simple. keep up the good work.

12/08/2006 12:51:00 AM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

wow. I guess we need to halt the production of Hitney t-shirts coming out. NOT!!

Breck Hairspray stocks have increased thanks to the Sgt's photos on your blog...

12/08/2006 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous 2 Year Wonder said...

Good for you SCC!!!

If anyone can not see the humor in ALL of this - then they just do not get it.

She was the dumb A#$ who had her picture taken!!!

12/08/2006 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"esquire" thats a nice touch, I am going to start using that on my comp time slips.

12/08/2006 02:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Still Laughing said...

HAHA..I can't get enough of those pictures. They're just too funny. She's a Sgt? Wow. I'm sorry, but she's a bonafide jackass.

12/08/2006 04:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

she's a another clout-baby...she did make sgt legit,however she is still heavy, worked in the glass house behind a desk....and her husband knows every boss,been at every bosses house for a BBQ and also works in a hard to get unit, and for sure he was merit/management getting into the Marine unit thanks to his wife


she gets what she deserved

besides from the looks of the picture she must have a sense of humor..

or maybe she only finds plane crashes funny..


we love you S.C.C
keep up the good fight

signed
old time house mouse with no clout

12/08/2006 04:56:00 AM  
Blogger SECOND CITY SARGE said...

Excellent response sir.

12/08/2006 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was just a matter of time. When's your fundraiser. Might as well have it with SOS.

12/08/2006 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is SCC's benefit?

12/08/2006 06:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see SCC has balls! Fuck that biznotch Sgt. and her sad attempt to kill the running joke she created. She will carry that incident with her for her intire pathetic career.

12/08/2006 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CAN WE SEE THE PICTURES AGAIN? MAYBE ONE A DAY FOR ABOUT 6 MONTHS. I MISSED ALOT OF THEM. PLEASE PUT THEM OUT AGAIN. IT MAKES MY DAY! GREAT JOB!

12/08/2006 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it very very funny that if she had left well enough alone, she eventually would have been forgotten (probably-I already had forgotten her). Hats off to the individual who sent SCC that letter for reminding us of some serious giggles!!!! he he he

12/08/2006 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee Chris I guess you shouldn't have walked through a crime scene and had your picture taken next to a car where an innocent six year old child lost his life, and you certainly should have been smart enough not to send the pictures all over the internet. You deserve all the ridicule that you get, By the way, what is happening with the CR number obtained regarding this incident?

12/08/2006 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KEEP DOING WHAT YOUR DOING!!!!!
WE ARE C.P.D. WE ALL GET SUIED

12/08/2006 08:54:00 AM  
Blogger Westcide Dog said...

Gomberg practices Labor Law here in Illinois and is also part of the faculty at DePaul University Law School. The course he teaches is "Legal Drafting" which makes those spelling errors stand out even more so.
I wouldn't worry SCC. This alleged Lawyers request is as worthless as the paper it's written on!

12/08/2006 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She needs to reread the order on crime scenes.

12/08/2006 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a police officer, and a parent who lost a child a child at an early age, I am deeply offended and repulsed at the grin on the Sgts. face.......... Hitney is just another morally bankrupt promotee to the job, this should lock in future promotions for this thoughtless and useless aberration......

12/08/2006 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

Did P.O. Hitney experience a lapse in good judgment when she posed for the original photo? Yes, probably.

Was it in poor taste? Yes, arguably.

Should she have e-mailed it to friends? No, probably not.

At one time or another, have we all done something on this job that we later regretted or wish we handled in a different manner? Yes, most likely.

Aren't all of us fortunate that our personal lapses in judgment aren't displayed and ridiculed for over a year in a public place where such mistakes can be viewed by 13,000+ of our coworkers and any member of the public with internet access? Yes, definitely.

SCC, it appears that you've done your homework and may be on firm legal ground (even though California Supreme Court decisions are merely persuasive and not precendential in Illinois). However, the question is, should you continue to ridicule Sgt. Hitney just because you can?

Rise above it.

To those officers who clamor for more Hitney photos, remember, you too live in glass houses when you adorn your star.

Signed,

Choose Fairness

12/08/2006 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She was the stupid idiot that was having a good time at a crime scene. Instead of getting promoted to Sgt. She should have been demoted and take 30 days pending for her actions! But NO, the City has NO balls to do something like that to a Political hack!

12/08/2006 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't look at the 'Rising from the Dead' without peeing my pants

12/08/2006 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY SCC:

DO YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THE CAPT'S THAT WERE IN TRAINING? WHICH 5 WERE PROMOTED FROM THE 18 THAT WERE IN CAPTS TRAINING SCHOOL.

12/08/2006 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Labor Law? Perhaps we should send over some legal questions!! Some "Q & A" on this blog!

12/08/2006 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I wonder who is the Author behind (12/08/2006 09:45:54 AM)
Just a little Defensive aren't we... HeHeHeHeHeHeHeHe!!!!!
You so Salty!!!!!!!!

12/08/2006 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Two Year Wonder said...

Choose Fairness


Are you kidding me?????

C'mon - get of that soapbox your standing on!!!

She DOES deserve ALL that she gets from this!!!

A 6 year old kid died in that accident - yet she wants to play Korean tourist and snap picture-picture....

You must be one of her lawyers...or her clout heavy husband..right?

12/08/2006 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Choose fairness,' this blog is about laughing at people when they fall down or walk into a glass door. Blah, blah, blah, we all fuck up...blah, blah, blah. You must be a democrat!

12/08/2006 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This shit is priceless. What district has the honor to have this shitbird as their supervisor.

12/08/2006 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leo, you shouldnt knock anyones looks...if you know what I mean.

12/08/2006 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

However, the question is, should you continue to ridicule Sgt. Hitney just because you can?

Rise above it.

To those officers who clamor for more Hitney photos, remember, you too live in glass houses when you adorn your star.

Signed,

Choose Fairness

12/08/2006 09:45:54 AM


Yes, until that dumb broad leaves the Dept. Not only did she embarass herself, she embarassed all of us. F*** her.

12/08/2006 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sgt, don't let them get you down. We love you in the district. They can bash you and say anything they want about you, but they don't know you. You are a good person, have a great heart, and are a joy to see at work everyday. These people see one photo of you and assume they know you or your character. They obviously don't know you, b/c to know you is to like you. Honestly have not ever heard one bad word about you in the district. You're the best and please don't let these stupid little pictures or anything get to you. (They are kinda funny, i have to admit)

12/08/2006 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 12/08/2006 09:45:54 AM,

Fuck you idiot. Her's was no small mistake, or minor lapse in judgement. Don't compare her stupidity, or Finnegans, or Sheilds, or Aguinaga's shit to the minor lapse's in judgement you suppose 13,000 others might have made at some time or another. Obviously your own judgement is defective you softball. But if you're connected to the turkey power brokers it's okay and forgiven, right? Tool.

12/08/2006 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Choose Fairness,

Hitney had a personal lapse in judgement in public view. Unfortunately, Hitney loses in this case. SCC has the right to post photos and satirical photos of her for as long as it wants.

As for appealing to SCC's conscience, that is bull. Sgt./P.O. Hitney did not do a check of her conscience when she decided to pose for a picture in front of a death scene for a little boy. Therefore, your appeal for SCC to stop is null and void.

Take your appeal for fairness and cram it where the sun doesn't shine.

12/08/2006 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Her posing for that picture at a disaster with injuries and death is as distasteful as if someone would have posed at Pearl Harbor on 7 Dec. 1941 after the attack to show her friends that "I Was There"!

That family of that little boy will never forget her for being an ass.

12/08/2006 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 9:45

BUZZ OFF!!!!!!!

12/08/2006 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All these 009 Sgts getting picked on lately? What's the deal? First, a great 009 Sgt gets dui'd and now you guys are posting crap about Sgt Hitney in 009? That's two Sgts in one week? Why the attack on our Sgts?
009 cop

12/08/2006 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone that puts esquire after their name must be a total handjob. What a royal pain in the ass.


My personal favorite, the oswald shooting--it is perfect.

12/08/2006 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME YOUR BLOG MADE ME LAUGH, AND IM STILL LAUGHING. GOOD JOB

12/08/2006 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone asked about the status of the C.R. number........was there one even gotten? ...just curious.

12/08/2006 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI:
On Dec 4 Sgt Hitney demanded that the 3rd watch W/C initiate a CR# because a few days prior to that he found that the Sgts computer had a hitney/1968 DNC screen saver. He deleted it but that wasn't good enough for her. He got a blanket CR# for "misuse of a department computer"
I see her in 9 every night. She is a joke! She is not respected by the officers.

12/08/2006 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it seems that all another 009th dist sgt J.V. has to do is e mail this administrator and ask to get the comments of his asshole shit off the blog. maybe the person who is runnin this blog( and he or she has funny stuff can we maybe stop this for a while.

12/08/2006 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just reread Mr. Gomberg Esq's letter. While at first it appears to be a "cease and desist" order, in fact he is merely asking you to "please" stop. And if you "fail to comply", he makes a very serious threat that he "will advise our client accordingly".

WOW !!! He's going to tell the Sgt. on you SCC. I'll bet you're shaking in your boots.

I sure hope the good Sgt. isn't paying this jackass anything.

12/08/2006 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just finished looking at all of her pictures again and I still laugh as hard as I did since the first time I saw them.

SCC keep up the great work!!!!

12/08/2006 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still Laughing said...
HAHA..I can't get enough of those pictures. They're just too funny. She's a Sgt? Wow. I'm sorry, but she's a bonafide jackass.

12/08/2006 04:32:17 AM
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they only promote the best.

12/08/2006 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is a joke! She is not respected by the officers.

12/08/2006 01:55:21 PM
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not many sgts are.........

12/08/2006 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't sweat it Chris - even though you had an attitude in the D.C.'s office, we loved when you wore the low cut dress. rrrrrrrrrrrr
Nice hooters

12/08/2006 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off topic.... HBT incident at Northwestern/Union station. At least 1 seriously wounded and shots fired at the police. Even the 001st dist can be dangerous, always remember, shit doesn't know a districts boundaries when it chooses to happen, hopefully everything will work out for the best at the HBT incident.

12/08/2006 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More promotions, don't know them all but here are a few, James Keating formerly commander of 001 is now deputy chief of CCG. Ralph Chizewski(c.s.) is now in charge of special functions. Steve Calurius has taken over narcotics. Capt Kevin Ryan is the new 001st dist commander. There may be more but that is all I heard for now.

12/08/2006 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Scc, how about starting a post on the Shooting and Hostage event at 500 W. Madison.
Better yet a post on the SWAT team and how they aren't needed in this town. Cause what we need are two SWAT teams.
The silly season has only begun !

12/08/2006 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Choose Fairness wants us to feel sorry for Sgt. Hitney because she had a lapse in good judgement? She's the one who put her own photo on the web so that's why everyone can see it. Yes, we all make mistakes, but not like that. What she did was more than just a lapse in poor judgement. When we go to future crime scenes, should we get down on the ground next to the person who was shot and take a picture next to them? Is that just poor judgement. A little boy was killed and that ass took a picture in a crime scene smiling as if she just got off a ride at Disney World. How would she feel if that were her relative or kid who died? The fact that she made Sgt. is a bigger joke. Never let this bitch forget what she did for the rest of her sorry career. She deserves it.

12/08/2006 04:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"not many sgts are.........

12/08/2006 02:50:27 PM

Regarding this comment, as a sgt. I can honestly say most of my men and women that I supervise are great people. Also most of my co-supervisors I have nothing but respect for. Yes we have our idiots in both the blue and white shirts, male and female, still, to make the above statement that this poster made tells me he/she is an ignorant jerk. Should I have an incident with a blue shirt, I would never say this about an officer(s).

12/08/2006 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shooting at 500 W. Madison - in office bldg atop Metra station. 4 injured, 3 critical, offender assumed to be one of the critical. Conflicting reports over self-inflicted or police-inflicted g/s to offender.

12/08/2006 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barry Gomberg Esq.:

Hi this is Chris Hitney. I am using this very public forum to let you know that your services are no longer needed. I now see that the humor and levity provided by this site can actually help ease the collective mindset. You were just taking my money for nothing. The journalist Borat has opened my eyes as to what I need to do with you. You will be very wet as a result! Sincerely
Christine Hitney

12/08/2006 05:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe in the Sergeants career she never noticed that whenever someone is taking crime scene photo's (E.T., crime lab, reporters) that coppers get out of the way to keep from getting in the picture. She did it on her own, let her take a little heat. Can't be thin skinned on this job. Getting a CR# on coppers shows a lot about her character. (that isn't right)

12/08/2006 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, SCC that lawsuit looks serious!!!!!!

Is Algonquin J. Calhoun 'still' practicing law?

Holy Mackeral!!

12/08/2006 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We just heard about a gunman shooting people and taking hostages at a downtown law firm.

For a brief moment we thought SCC was exacting revenge by going "postal" after receiving his "cease and desist" letter from who else?..A LAWYER!

Hopefully SWAT or Phat Phil himself can save the day!!!!!!!!

12/08/2006 07:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the fu%k is Chris Hitney????

12/08/2006 07:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC:


NEWS Update: "A gunman in a downtown skyscraper shot four people Friday [in a law office], killing three of them . . before being killed after police fired at him . . "
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Question from the asshole liberal attorneys; "Why did it take police to get to the scene?"

You think they are going to sue the city?

12/08/2006 07:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

List of command changes
J. keating promoted to dep chief CCG
Steve Georgas promoted to Commande of 18
Kevin Ryan promoted to Commander of the 001st dist
Ralph Chiczewski reassigned to D/C Special functions
Steve Caluris is reassigned to D/C narcotics and Gangs
Robert Evans is reassigned to Commander of Traffic

12/08/2006 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SWAT you've earned a standing ovation from the rank and file !!

12/08/2006 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous The View said...

SCC:
Sorry, but I have to agree with the response by "choose fairness." And it's not because I'm a Sgt. myself.
That young woman made a serious lapse in judgement. We've all chuckled to ourselves at her complete lapse of judgement, along with sensitivity to the fact that two parents, along with some siblings, lost a family member in that crushed vehicle.
But it's over now. I'm sure she has had time to reflect on this, and probably feels all the more worse because her ignorance has been exposed here for all to see. It's time for you to take the high road here, SCC, and kill off this section of your blog, along with all the comments on it.
It really is the decent thing to do. And if you don't, then you're really no better than she is. And that is a statement you really don't want to make.

12/08/2006 08:47:00 PM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

After reading the post and checking out the pics, I finally see what you all are talking about with Hitney. The pics are freaking hilarious. Looking forward to reading/seeing more. It's more than apparent she dug her own grave...

Off topic:

Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, who's life was brutally taken by Mumia Abu Jamal.

Please say a prayer for Danny and his widow Maureen, and pray that soon justice will finally be served.

R.I.P. Danny

12/08/2006 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/08/2006 02:03:52 PM

You sound like you work in 009. I just wish you could put together at least one sentence that makes sense. What in the fuck are you trying to say and in what language is it written. Please send me my Cap'n Crunch decoder ring so I can decipher your true meaning.

As far as the Sgt goes, it's damn funny. Maybe if everyone learned how to laugh at themselves, and not hire lawyers because someone looks at you funny, this would be a better place. Whatever, she brought the shit on herself.

Hitney season is open!!!

12/08/2006 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

In light of the several scandals currently plaguing our Department and collective morale, I applaud your decision to not post names or pictures of the accused officers. Moreover, you do an admirable job in screening coments to enforce this rule.

Some of these officers are accused of despicable acts that bring shame upon our Department and the good work performed everyday by the men and women of the CPD. Though they are merely charged at this point (not convicted), the sad truth is that prosecutors do not charge unless they believe they have a winning case.

With this said, my question to you, SCC, is why afford officers charged with heinous crimes the benefit of anonymity on this blog (even though their names and pictures are plastered all over the media), but repeatedly post the name and photos of Sgt. H for a single act of poor judgment that is not even criminal in nature?

Sgt. H has paid the price (many times over) for this incident. It's time for you to remedy her disproportional teatment on your blog.

Signed,

Choose Fairness

PS. I'm not related to Sgt H. I'm not Sgt H's attorney. In fact, I've never met Sgt H. I'm just an impartial observer who believes Sgt H has received way more than her fair share of scorn over this matter.

12/08/2006 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY can't a black man get to be Commander of the 1st or 18th Districts? Lots of black folks live in both...but the top dawg spot is reserved for whites!
When will a black man wear a gold star NORTH OF MADISON STREET in this Dept?? "New" Dept., same ol'
Chicago!!

12/08/2006 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Hitney pictures are what keeps me coming back to this blog!!! PLEASE keep them coming!!!

12/08/2006 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOD BLESS P.O. DANIEL FAULKNER & HIS FAMILY ~ may his killer, Mumia Abu Jamal go to hell soon....

12/08/2006 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The View said...
SCC:
Sorry, but I have to agree with the response by "choose fairness....

12/08/2006 08:47:49 PM

get used to it hitney! it aint going away.

12/08/2006 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those that may be interested in shooting off an e-mail back to this guy Gomberg, I found his e-mail address. Also, he is a part-time instructor at DePaul Law School that teaches a class called "Legal Drafting." Hmmmm. Maybe his letter was just a demonstration to students on how to threaten a violation of a person's 1st ammendment rights, without actually quieting that person. GO SCC!!!

gomberglaw@aol.com

12/08/2006 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE THE HITNEY PHOTOS AND AGREE WITH LEO. TSHIRTS PLEASE

12/08/2006 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to see some photo shopped pictures of cline hugging various persons, using the original picture of the Meeks/cline love moment.

12/08/2006 11:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those of you in 1st Dist, you are getting a great new commander...Kevin Ryan. He will be missed in 008. Great boss. Hope we get a decent replacement in 8 now.

12/09/2006 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no price tag that could be put on the entertainment value that I get out of these pictures! 1st time I saw the one with the shamrock
lmao! It's just like "Where's Waldo"

12/09/2006 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris,

Nice try..Now your going to get six more months of torment.

12/09/2006 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 11:20:18 does thst mean we will be able to get a white at OPS seems to me we have not had a white in OPS in 15 years, how about a white in 004 have not had one in years 005 Pullman has whites and hispanics when was the last white boss thier,unfourtanetly just because blacks are the majority of offenders in 18 does not give them preference to be the boss in 18

12/09/2006 02:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What Hitney did was wrong, still, others we're there as well, so why just her? Take the high road and drop it.

12/09/2006 05:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
WHY can't a black man get to be Commander of the 1st or 18th Districts? Lots of black folks live in both...but the top dawg spot is reserved for whites!
When will a black man wear a gold star NORTH OF MADISON STREET in this Dept?? "New" Dept., same ol'
Chicago!!

12/08/2006 11:20:18 PM

Which great black Commander should we put there? Shields, Stanley , Billy Dee Doty? Lets bring Trigg out of retirement! Wouldn't choosing someone based upon race be racism?

12/09/2006 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hitney is a snake lazy idiot no education just clout as usual!

12/09/2006 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, this is why. We had this generation's first black First Deputy, and all the bosses and the Superintedent did was use every effort to disect anything he and his division did and currently does, take all competent people and resources, tie the hands of the competent few, and then say "you should have done _ _ _." I don't think the justification for placing a hispanic or black person in a command is refelective of what ignorant 02:35 11 said, I can give you stats on white's being arrested etc. if you like since you want to go there. I think the place to start is diversifying who citizens see first, Sergeants, especially Desk Sergeants, then Lieutenants and Captains, then go on. I think in any district no matter what race, management at least should reflect the population.

The last thing I want to add is stop hating on the Sergeant and the picture. As a retired police officer and a civilian member of this department, I am embarassed when I read garbage as that. Also, how adult was it to put that guy's email on the blog. The few miserable, loveless, lifeless people that take the time to read this blog want nothing more than to harass anyone to make themselves feel important. Try getting a life for starters, then everything else will fall into place. For those true coppers, that take pride in wearing the badge and calling themselves a real memeber of CPD, I would like to learn about various aspects of our department, this city and the country instead of reading about how I can embarass any one person today.
TRUTH

12/09/2006 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RESPONSE to ("partially posted") comments from Kateykakes......

__________________________________
"Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, who's life was brutally taken by Mumia Abu Jamal."

"Please say a prayer for Danny and his widow Maureen, and pray that soon justice will finally be served."

"R.I.P. Danny"
_________________________________

I agree, May you rest in peace my brother in law enforcement. Look down upon us as we continue to do our daily work. God Bless.

The rest of us should familiarize ourselves with the companies and movie stars that supported that killer and continue to boycott them.

The ol'vet....

12/09/2006 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What type of Sergeant is Sgt Hitney? Well, I for one will NEVER FORGET how while I was on a deceased body waiting for removal, she brought my partner and I Mc Donald's to eat. Here's the thing: Neither of us asked for the food-she just knew we were sitting on that body for hours and that we were definitely going to miss our lunch break...Point is-she took care of her officers. How many CPD supervisors go the "extra mile" for their people? In the Army, commissioned officers have a saying "Mission first, people always"-that is the key to being a successful boss...I will also NEVER FORGET how she rescued me from getting deviated for missing court while I was IOD in July. Some unnamed jagoff supervisor downtown was trying to deviate me for missing Traffic court. Again, she made some phone calls and took care of me. Point is-she took care of her officer.
That is what supervisors should do-take care of the men and women they are assigned to watch over. Cmdr Roy wrote to me while I was serving overseas and I will NEVER FORGET that act of kindness. Being a veteran himself-he knew...
I will have six years in 009 next week and I have observed some great supervisors and some that couldn't lead troops out of a paper sack. The majority of my years were on 1st Watch.
Those of us who physically fought in the Fuller Park riot years back on Midnights ALL can remember the former District Commander, "pimp", who ridiculed us publicly for not doing enough that night? That's an example of a poor leader of men. I will NEVER FORGET his lack of concern. Too bad he couldn't listen to the inspirational words from the current Deputy Chief at this year's 009 Christmas Party. He clearly understands the principles of leadership and taking care of subordinates...
We, officers, break our backs to make you supervisors look good. We bring in the numbers you need and we do what we can to keep espirit de corps among the ranks. Remember you all at one time wore a blue shirt too-NEVER FORGET where you came from.
Sgt Hitney is a well-respected Sgt in 009. I have never heard a disparaging word about her on Afternoons? The Sgt who was DUI'd from 009 is also a well-respected supervisor and is greatly missed on Afternoons.
Those of us who know the true meaning of "being in charge" can appreciate being led by quality people.
I will ALWAYS take care of my brothers and sisters in the "thin blue line"-wherever you are! Upon meeting me-you will instictively know this. I will also defend my co-workers and supervisors when deemed necessary...AND yes, those who served in the military and veterans...
NEVER FORGET those overseas...

Sgt Hitney, thank you.

P.O M. Tully
3rd Watch 009

12/09/2006 01:36:00 PM  
Blogger Crimefile said...

I thought SCC and many posters over reacted negatively to the photos of Hitney to begin with and said so in several posts. The photos were not disrespectful to anyone. As for opinions about the photos and circumstances involved they are real opinions protected by the First Amendment.

As for the paradoy Photoshop work and what I call good clean fun Hitney should feel flattered. I saw no unprofessional conduct in being photographed in front of a historical accident. Hitney is a pretty girl and has a really great smile.

SCC, stand your ground on this one. As for Hitney I don't see anyone being hurtful or mean. I would find being hurtful objectionable for sure.

If I ever get my film, Come Friday into production I will contact Hitney to see if she wants a small part in it. I hope that Hitney can take this ribbing in stride. I never met her but she must have a better sense of humor. If I could I’d give the gal a big hug!

12/09/2006 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last white commander of 004 was Frank Sautkus, back in the early 80's. Sautkus was a good guy and sharp also. He got dumped because Alderman Beavers wanted a Black commander in 004. But I guess that isn't racism is it, 11:20:18 P.M.

12/09/2006 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last white commander of 004 was Frank Sautkus, back in the early 80's. Sautkus was a good guy and sharp also. He got dumped because Alderman Beavers wanted a Black commander in 004. But I guess that isn't racism is it, 11:20:18 P.M.

12/09/2006 05:45:17 PM

The Commander of 015 is black and that is on Madison, which used to be on Chicago AVe., so quit your bitchin'. And by the way he is a top notch guy. It doesn't matter what color they are as long as they're good bosses to work for. Why are we always play8ng the race card. You have the first deputy , even though he is a f***inbidiot, and had to basically be demoted.

12/09/2006 11:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What Hitney did was wrong, still, others we're there as well, so why just her? Take the high road and drop it.

12/09/2006 05:16:27 AM

Who else was there that was in training to be a supervisor?

12/10/2006 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the place to start is diversifying who citizens see first, Sergeants, especially Desk Sergeants, then Lieutenants and Captains, then go on. I think in any district no matter what race, management at least should reflect the population.
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Are you the female former commander of 002, who wouldn't let a white sergeant be the desk sergeant because "people in the community need to see people of color in command"? If not, I guess there are two goofs as racist as you are. What a STUPID thing to say, "management should reflect the population". GFY.

12/10/2006 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who else was there that was in training to be a supervisor?


doesn't matter, he was still just as wrong

12/10/2006 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ohhhh, I get it. If you're not in training to be a supervisor, you're excused from using poor judgement. Damn I had it all wrong.

12/10/2006 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Management should reflect the population? how about management reflect the tax payers base, not the tax eaters.

12/10/2006 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suggestion:

How about a picture of Hitney at the Last Supper?

12/10/2006 06:50:00 PM  
Blogger happyjoyjoyjoy said...

an opi onion is a delicious south asian treat SCC. they are yummy.

12/10/2006 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC's apology - "We're sorry you got caught doing stupid shit"

I laughed so hard I browned my shorts.

12/11/2006 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She DOES deserve ALL that she gets .she was a dod as a po and more as a sgt..Just think when she walks by,everone thinks she is a dunb as a rock,maybe i can my picture taken with her,She is a joke HA HA HA HA ..And where does this retard work..anyone know

12/11/2006 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SHE WORKS IN 009 YOU ASSHAT 1:11PM!!! ARE YOU THAT DENSE?

12/12/2006 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

0111 IS DRUNK!

12/12/2006 03:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 12/08/2006 1:55:21 p.m.
word on the street is that Lt.D.H. lost it when he had to get that c.r. #for the picture of Sgt C. H. being on a computer in HIS office. Sorry Lt. did you have to do your job that day?. Word also is that Sgt. J.V. addmitted downloading the photo of Sgt C.H. on a Sgt's computer in the watch commanders office while Lt. D.H. stated I dont want to hear it. and was told to keep it quiet.WOW.the walls are thin in that old bldg 009 guys.
The way I see it didnt that detective do the same thing.Look! could that be him at the Iriquois theater I SAY EQUALL HEAT OR NO HEAT AT ALL.Its time to find new copy.

12/14/2006 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C.R.#'s for pictures from the SCC website? What is this Department coming to? Worse yet, a supervisor should know better than to initiate a C.R.# that has no way of identifying the "offender". Just creates unnecesary paperwork for somebody that is assigned to investigate the C.R.#. Sounds like some crybaby bullshit and a huge waste of time and resources. I think somebody might be in the wrong profession. If this is the new trend, the department will have to detail 100's more investigators to I.A.D. to handle all the C.R.#s. Let's get a C.R.# for every time something is written in the bathroom walls in every district in the city.

12/15/2006 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

your right, its getting old - the jilted boyfriend needs to get over on it / her....

12/15/2006 01:36:00 AM  

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