Thursday, February 15, 2007

Daley Sued Over Burge

Give a lawyer enough money and they'll file all sorts of lawsuits:
  • Mayor Richard M. Daley was added Wednesday as a defendant in a civil suit alleging that city officials have conspired for 25 years to cover up the torture of suspects by Chicago police.
  • Former Mayor Jane M. Byrne and Cook County State's Attorney Richard Devine were also added to the lawsuit filed on behalf of Darrell Cannon, who claims he was tortured into confessing to a murder he didn't commit.
Daley was the State's Attorney back when these allegations took place and it's been suggested that he rode Burge's clearance rate to the 5th Floor of City Hall. If so, how is he riding on today's clearance rate? We suppose citizens get the politicians they deserve, too.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

one has to wonder about the motivation for this....maybe by adding Daley as a defendant (and I'm no fan of Daley), Taylor (who hates the police and law enforcement) is trying to extend the lawsuit and its statute of limitations, add defendants in order prolong depositions, etc.). Taylor's lifelong passion seems to be to "remedy the Burge tortures" (my words); it seems time that the court system finally tells him to go away, for good....

2/15/2007 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salt Lake City radio station KNRS-AM has confirmed that Sulejman Takovic, the Trolley Square shooter, was in fact, a Bosnian Muslim.

2/15/2007 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Slightly off topic, but Daley will be hosting the Olympic Committee in early March. This would be a great time to have a mass demonstration of city employees and embarass the hell out of him like we should have during the Democratic convention.

The Olympic Committee is also not without past scandals. There have been stories about how they have been bribed with cash, cars, jobs for relatives. They will fit right in here in Chicago.

2/15/2007 02:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish he could come back. Seriously though, what a waste of time and money. How many times was he found "not guilty".

2/15/2007 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there were no police, there would be no crime.....

2/15/2007 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous salt lake tribune said...

WHY?

Sulejman TALOVIC was in fact a Bosnian MUSLIM emigrant.

For local news coverage, check the Salt Lake Tribune at:

www.SLTrib.com

2/15/2007 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet they settle this one, quick!

2/15/2007 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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2/15/2007 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard Poppa is next to be added to this Lawsuit..................any truth to this?

2/15/2007 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clout makes cut to be judge

February 15, 2007
BY ABDON M. PALLASCH AND ERIC HERMAN Staff Reporters
Sixty-four highly rated lawyers did not make the cut for candidates for associate judge of Cook County Circuit Court, which pays $147,000 a year.

But 18 attorneys found unqualified by one or more bar groups squeaked in. They include:

• Sheldon Harris, friend of state Supreme Court Justice Charles Freeman. Harris lost a judicial election in 2002 and lost the last associate judge competition in 2005. Freeman has reappointed Harris to temporary vacancies on the bench since 2000. The Chicago Council of Lawyers calls Harris "arrogant and rude" on the bench.
• Leonard Murray, whose law license was suspended for three months for neglecting seven clients' cases, two after Murray's sister was murdered. The state lawyer discipline board said the death mitigated his neglect.


• Michael J. Finley, who filed for bankruptcy 10 years ago. The council found him "not qualified" to be a judge.

• Sheila Wilson-Freelon, a member of Chief Judge Timothy Evans' church. The council found her "not qualified," saying she lacks sufficient litigation and courtroom experience.

At least nine who made the cut are spouses, siblings or children of judges.

"There's nobody on this list that doesn't know somebody," said Associate Judge Jim Linn, whose girlfriend Maritza Martinez is a finalist, found qualified by eight of 11 bar groups.

2/15/2007 11:10:00 AM  
Blogger Pat Hickey said...

G. Flint could not get a guy out of a parking ticket beef, but this is his niche.

A Commie with friends in the Media will never go broke ( i.e. Billy the bomber Ayers adnd his Old Lady - Dorn of Northwestern - The Tribune playedup to them like they were Ozzie and Harriet and not accomplices to a cop-killer) - this turnip G. Flint and his pals, intend to undermine any and all confidence in the Justice system, and get paid a plenty in the bargain. This nonsense has developed into a cottage industry. Jon Loevy just swatted another $5M.

If Burge were guilty of everything or anything that he has been charged with he would be sitting already. This whole Flint Taylor nonsense is not about closure it is about $$$$ and prolonging the attention of the nitwits in the media.

2/15/2007 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Slightly off topic, but Daley will be hosting the Olympic Committee in early March. This would be a great time to have a mass demonstration of city employees and embarass the hell out of him like we should have during the Democratic convention.

2/15/2007 02:18:00 AM

This is such a great idea. Could we all unite for one day? I think the response would be unbelieveable. Do this, organize it, and people will come!

2/15/2007 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know why the elevator in the 20th district parking lot had not worked since NOV06

2/15/2007 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, can you make the gordon website a link on your site. How funny would if be if you also added a link to the new checkerboard site CPD put up. I think they get 1 to 2 comments per thread.

2/15/2007 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God how we miss Jane Byrne, she was the best for us. Richie butted into the election between her and Harold Washington to split the white vote.

Somehow I think that Daley's people have put up Doc Walls to do the same to Dorthy Brown's vote. If this is true is it illegal?

Even Harold Washington wasn't bad,after you got by the "it's our turn" rhetoric. He know he couldn't mess with the white vote and the police too much and left our benefits alone.

2/15/2007 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley as State's Attorney was a big joke. He never tried a criminal case and couldn't get elected dogcatcher if it were not for the name.

He will either give millions of our money to this dog of a lawsuit go away quietly, or will do his Sergeant Shultz immitation.

"I KNOW NOTHING! NOTHING! AND I CAN PROVE IT!"

2/15/2007 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous McDermott said...

Daley rode into city hall with high conviction rates and a law and order reputation during the Class X felony lockem up Reagan years conservative 80s.
He liked and defended Burge.

If Burge did torture people like they say he should pay for it.

But Daley should stop being a hypocrite. Also some of these guys are real criminals who deserved what they got.

This is all costing the City too much.

2/15/2007 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous McDermott said...

Daley knew about all of this and did ride into the Mayors office on his law and order high convictions. He knew his State's Attorneys were pressuring cops, taking coerced confessions and wanting lies.

Is Byrne still alive?

Daley is a hypocrite.

2/15/2007 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This lawsuit against ther mayor shows that he has a behavioral problem. He should be enrolled in the behavioral intervention system ASAP. Not to harm him, but to help him. Lets help the mayor, put him in the program

2/15/2007 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

I think it would be a good idea to open a post after the mayoral election and have people disclose anonymously who they voted for.

I thinks it's funny how a lot of people always bitch and moan about Daley yet still vote for him.

They always use the "lesser of evils" cop-out.

The other two candidates are pretty hopeless, however, this city is going to hell in a handbasket regardless of who's mayor. Pick one of the other two losers and see what happens.

2/15/2007 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who just saw Dorothy Brown on the news??

She is going to spend the night in Englewood and another night on the west-sdie so she "can holla at residents" to find out what they need.

Yeah, she said that. On the news.

Our choices for Mayor just keep getting better and better!!

2/15/2007 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Justin Timberlake sings, "What goes around comes back around." Hopefully he will lose the election or receive enough bad publicity that the Olympic committee goes elswhere. What a joy...

2/15/2007 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait,daley said mayor;s get sued all the time,,,No big deal..But When the police like me ger sued we are a problem,,,Can someone help me out...Signed C......

2/15/2007 07:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there were no police, there would be no crime.....

2/15/2007 08:20:00 AM
__________________________________
If there were no moron's like yourself.............the city would be a crazy place

2/15/2007 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To not want the olympics in our city just shows how damn ignorant, stubborn, and close minded you truly are! I know Daley has abandoned us at times and that sucks. I know that the olympics is his baby and would be legacy so it makes it easy for us to want to sabbotage that. But come on! The olympics would do so much for this city... The private money (thats right...most of the beautification and architecture is being funded privately by Pat Ryan and his donors) that will flood in and improve this city would be in the BILLIONS!! NOTHING but positive will come with 2016 bid... International respect for one... ask Barcelona what happend after they had olympics! Tourism increased nearly 100 fold! Sorry for 2 weeks "traffic would be terrible" and you would have to stand on a corner directing traffic (all at time and a half mind you) but the betterness of the city supercedees your need to sleep in and copmplain about everytrhing under the son! There is no need to complain about EVERYTHING!!! JUST STOP

2/15/2007 10:16:00 PM  
Anonymous leomemorial said...

Off topic...

thank you to the cpd officer(s) who responded to a hit and run on the n/w side 14 Feb in the AM.

i used to work with rachel and she was an absolute DOLL.

this week just cannot get any worse...

2/15/2007 10:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jane Byrne (nee: Burke), God Bless her, lives in the the Gold Coast area.

One of the reason she was so good for us is that she is the widow of a Marine pilot who died in the line of duty. So she knew the life of a family of a man in uniform. In an interview she said that her greatest regret of her time as Mayor was the firefighter's strike.

Richie knew if he split the white vote he could wait for Harold Washing to die, or run against him at a later date.

I wouldn't be suprised if it could be found out that his crew was secretly putting up "Doc" whats-his-name to split the black vote.

I'll vote for "Doc", rather than racist Eugene Pincham's Dorthy Brown. It will be an important protest to have as many votes for Dorthy and "Doc" come from the white neighborhoods.

2/15/2007 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCDIC is dead, gone, fineto, done, over,and out
RIP
Chicago DIC

2/15/2007 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here are some points pertaining to the CPD in Dorthy Brown's speech to end Chicago corruption.

When she says police torture-which does not happen. The current myth continues. Does she mean stop arresting people? Suspend patrols? Don't bother, when people call 911. Does torture = routine police work.

Isn't OPS independant already? I've known a officer involved in its process. It is pretty stressful (he did nothing wrong but stop a dude from fighting him for no reason on a street).

Are tons of officers going to be sued and fired because Dorthy Brown takes office.

Stop policing for a week, noting, and show how great Englewood really is.


End Corruption Now:

Good Government is Good Ethics / Good Ethics is Good Government

Good Morning. We have come to City Hall to issue the first of several position papers on issues and conditions vital to the political health of our city.

Stop police abuse and torture; and
Make the City's bureaucracy a model of ethical behavior.


Institute objective measures and score job applications electronically based on qualifications, and make hiring decisions based on the measurements;

Create an independent Office of Professional Standards that is separate from the Chicago Police Department and the Mayor; and
Institutionalize the principles and practices of ethical management in every City department and agency.

Prevent further abuse and torture by the Chicago Police Department by creating a truly independent Office of Professional Standards, that is independent from the Police Department and the Mayor; and
Enhance ethics in City departments by creating a Code of Conduct for each department.

Thank you,

D. Brown


PS no one has a clue about police work.

2/15/2007 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP SCD

2/15/2007 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder why....many fine, competent, and honest people either choose not to seek political office, or run but do not win; and why many lawyers, who are smart, competent, and recognized by their peers as being among the best in their field, are not selected for judgeships in Cook County?.....The corruption of politics, including the politics of race, ethnicity, gender, friendship, family, and political party, continues unabated and infects every level of government in city, county, and state government; honesty, competence, and integrity are non-existent. I wonder why.....

2/15/2007 11:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First the demise of SCD...soon to follow SCC !! I control the world hahahaha (evil laugh) !!

2/15/2007 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jaggyballs, unlink the expired SCD....(taps in background).

2/15/2007 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC your comments look a little down in the count tonite...maybe you can get a buriel spot next to SCD....

2/15/2007 11:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley is so powerful and coppers don't see it or they want to pretend. He won't lose the election and hopefully we do get the Olympics. It'll be good for our property values.

2/15/2007 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Olympics? I can hardly wait to see cross-eyed draft dodger Muhammad Ali carry the torch. Maybe with his shakes, he'll light his hair on fire like Michael Jackson's Pepsi commercial.

2/16/2007 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Olympics would raise our property values in the city.

Rephrase that, the Olympics will raise the cost of our housing, commercial rents, food, energy, taxes and the overall cost of living here.

It will not raise the standard of living of city employees but will make the select private contractor/campaign contributers rich.

2/16/2007 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 2/15/2007 10:16:00 PM

Not to mention the Olympic Committee would make Richie and Phat Phil prove they have a a way to protect the games, and thereby the city, from a terrorist attack. You think the committee can pick up in an afternoon that Cortez & Co. are a joke?

2/16/2007 02:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Institute objective measures and score job applications electronically based on qualifications, and make hiring decisions based on the measurements;

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yeah, right. Major backfire.

1. how will she give favors out?

2. how low will the hiring standards go? Put a name down, a SS#, and show up.

2/16/2007 02:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ELECTION CHOICES:

a. THE IMCUMBANT CROOK

b. THE TERMINALLY STUPID DOROTHY

c. DAFFY DOC


WHAT A CITY!



MAYOR BYRNE, HELP US.

2/16/2007 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to mention the Olympic Committee would make Richie and Phat Phil prove they have a a way to protect the games, and thereby the city, from a terrorist attack. You think the committee can pick up in an afternoon that Cortez & Co. are a joke?

2/16/2007 02:09:00 AM

True Cortez who is dumb as a stone collects huge pension and gets paut 175K plus car and driver for doing nothing the westside ministers caolition scares daley so he keeps them happy by keeping goofy trotter thaere he barely garduated high school and has 0 experience at anything but eating fried foods and getting aftter! Then we have the head of oemc HDO hack dumb as a stone also, GOD help us if any attack happens here! The only thing for sure is osama obama and hillary will self destruct and RUDY G. will be President!

2/16/2007 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In case some of you don't remember this lawsuit stems from MURDERS cleared by Area 2 Detectives. Some of the victims of these cases were our fellow POLICE OFFICERS, if any of you have a problem with getting the job done and the bad guy charged maybe you should be looking for a new profession. As we have seen this week even a decent reward has not brought any viable tips in regarding the homicide of Officer Vasquez. This just goes to show that the only people who care, besides your family, and would do anything in their power to get the bad guys would be your police family. And sometimes you do what you gotta do to get the job done.

2/16/2007 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Olympics? I can hardly wait to see cross-eyed draft dodger Muhammad Ali carry the torch. Maybe with his shakes, he'll light his hair on fire like Michael Jackson's Pepsi commercial.

2/16/2007 12:24:00 AM
If that does happen...maybe he, Michael Jackson and the estate of Richard Pryor could start the Ignited Negro College

2/16/2007 06:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley can not be sued. It's like a ride at Six Flags Great America. It you aren't a certain height, you can't get on the rides or be sued. He walked right under the pointing Wiley Coyote figure.

2/16/2007 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"As Justin Timberlake sings"


.............What the fuck has happened to this job?

2/16/2007 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of Daley sued, what ever happened tp that fine imposed by the Feds over his night of distruction of Meigs field.

If it was paid, did it come out of his pocket. Or did we, the taxpayers pay to make it go away?

2/17/2007 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

j. burge should run for next fop president/mayor has my vote

2/17/2007 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dorthy Brown is looking at a one time action to make up for past inequaties and to bring more sensitivity to the interactions with the minority community. She knows she has the backing of the Firemen and the Police will do what she says or else. She will, for a period of time, fill all vacancies and promotions when they become available, with minority people until there is a majority of minority supervisors at all levels.This will insure greater accountability.!

2/17/2007 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The liberal media must love the Burge situation - the statute of limitations is gone - but they can convict him everyday in the media. A court proceeding would only ruin it for them.

Bet of both worlds for them.

I swear I've been on this job for over 12 years and I've seen very little as far as cops going over the line. Very little.

2/17/2007 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
j. burge should run for next fop president/mayor has my vote

2/17/2007 11:19:00 AM


LOL...that's funny

2/17/2007 11:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:29

I hope it happens. Maybe the Feds and lawsuits will leave town.

2/18/2007 11:05:00 PM  

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