Sunday, February 18, 2007

Mayor Minds Own Business?

  • Mayor Richard M. Daley said he was staying out of Cook County's current budget crisis.
Well sure - when your enemy (or political rival or convenient fall guy) is busy cutting his own throat, you don't get in the way. You merely observe where to stand so as to avoid most of the splatters. And Devine's quotes from the article are highly amusing, too:
  • Fifty-three of the 800 assistant state's attorneys, as well as 12 of the 160 investigators have received their two-week notice, NBC5's Natalie Martinez reported. Eventually, 65 of the 500 administrators will also be laid off."We are going to lose a lot of veteran prosecutors who would be the ones with the biggest and toughest cases," Devine said. "That's really going to undermine the criminal justice system."
6% of the ASA's - which is quite a bit less than the 17% demanded by Urkel - are all going to be First Chair veteran prosecutors? Hasn't Devine ever heard of seniority/reverse seniority? Shouldn't he be laying off the recent hires and political hacks of an overburdened bureaucracy? One would think that Devine is running interference for someone by keeping the spotlight focused on County mismanagement rather than another person whose administration is currently under a Federal microscope.

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51 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no senority rights in the ASA's office. They don't have a union and therefore no bargaining rights or senority rights. An ASA told me in court the other day is that ASA's will be fired based on their "performance ratings". Meaning people with clout will stay, those without will be fired.

2/18/2007 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quotes: 1) "I believe the way I describe the problems in Chicago is that this is a metropolitan area. I've said that everywhere, the uneducated child is not just my problem, it's the state's problem, it's also the federal government's problem"; 2) "I think a lot of things you couldn't do immediately because you really have to know the operation, your contracts and your work rules. You have all these tilings, so you have to get to know them"; 3) "Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it".....quotes 1 and 2, (from the internet), associated with Mayor Daley; quote 3...Adolf Hitler....

2/18/2007 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"That's really going to undermine the criminal justice system."

Yea and they really prosecute the hell out of criminals in this state

2/18/2007 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crime stats prove it. Minorities should not have firearms......

2/18/2007 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A friend of mine who is a 1st chair ASA put it well, "we know who the dogs are, and so do they. If they lay off the workers, the office will never recover."

We'll see.

2/18/2007 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 6:52 AM. Other counties actually prosecute criminals and send them to jail. Cook county does not.

2/18/2007 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cook is a "safe haven" county for criminals.

2/18/2007 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many days are we going to have the flag at half mast for SCD. Unlink him NOW !!

2/18/2007 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about cutting from the top? Why do we need urkel? Why do we need all these do nothing clout commissioners? Why do we need 50 alderthieves? You can call 311 and after awhile they will trim the trees or clean the sewers? Why don't we vote all of them out for a start and elect all new ones? In the 23rd ward at least we have a choice vote out the old and vote Chuck Maida In!

2/18/2007 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FOP's list of political endorsements came out in the latest issue of its newletter. They are endorsing a few officers. I was surprised not to see MAIDA on the list. He's a Sgt isn't he? in 008? Does anyone have any insight as to why the FOP didn't endorse him?

2/18/2007 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all know how this is going to go, the ones that actualy DO WORK, as in not related to anyone or hooked up, will get the axe. The useless clout babies will always have a job.

2/18/2007 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ASA's are useless anyways, they deny charges all the time they have no clue what the law is, so screw em. See you little assholes later.

2/18/2007 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And yet the Foerest Preserve hacks remain untouched along with the recently appointed highly paid do nothing relatives and friends. The saddest part about all of this, these morons will probably re-elect him next time.

2/18/2007 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...The FOP's list of political endorsements came out in the latest issue of its newletter. They are endorsing a few officers. I was surprised not to see MAIDA on the list. He's a Sgt isn't he? in 008? Does anyone have any insight as to why the FOP didn't endorse him?..."

The FOP is supporting King Richard's lap-dog (Zalewski) over Chuck Maida because it's a *wink-wink* backroom deal with Da Mayor. We are currently negotiating our next union contract with the city, so the FOP thinks we will get a better contract by playing "nice nice" with King Richie and supporting his hand picked candidates who always vote the way he wants them to.

Chuck Maida is running as an INDEPENDENT candidate, not as a Democrat. Therefor, Maida won't be compelled to vote the way the mayor wants him to on the issues that come up for vote by the city council.

The FOP won't back Chuck because they've sold their souls to Da Mayor, just like Bill Nolan's team did before them, as well as John Dineen and his guys when they ran the FOP throughout the 90's.

Remember this when Donohue and his merry band of backstabbers ask for you to re-elect THEM next time around!

2/18/2007 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about getting rid of the felony review? What do we need them for? How many other counties use it? None?

2/18/2007 01:45:00 PM  
Blogger TheHatLives said...

Perhaps this would be a good time to get rid of felony review. The great majority of the Police Depts in the Country do not have to jump through hoops like we do. It would same money anyway because the ones who come out cannot make a decision anyway without calling a supervisor or Darren O'Brien.

2/18/2007 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only a matter of time before the "TODDLER" finds himself dealing with the Feds...
Good luck stroke!!

2/18/2007 02:20:00 PM  
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2/18/2007 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of the ASAs I have ever dealt with have wanted to do the right thing. But just like the CPD, the State's Attorney's office is run buy political people who run the show.

The hoops we have to jump through for Felony Review are the ideas of Darrin O'Brien and not the regulary attorneys who work there.

To the ignorant officers who denigrate the ASAs, your problem is that you don't know many of them. Probably because you have little contact. Like making felony arrests!

Despite what you might think, they are usually on our side.

The enemy is not the average working ASA, the enemies are the political Darrin O'brien and of course, Dick Devine, who appointed him. And let us not forget Bob Milan!

2/18/2007 02:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

second city:

This is probably the second time I agree with you. Dick Devine is so full of shit, I can't believe someone else has not picked this up.

Your right!! Devine should start with his own Adm. FIRST! Cut all the hacks from his office, then move to the ASA's LAST TO HIRE, FIRST TO FIRE... the same goes for the Investigators.

WHY IS IT SO DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND?

2/18/2007 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCREW the 23rd Ward, all you non-minorities are moving out so fast it is pathetic!!

The Garcia Ridge area is going to see a new alderman with a spanish last name very soon...

2/18/2007 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I laugh at the "community" that elected this tool who are now picketing him cuz he cut their jobs.

Way to vote for the guy ONLY because he is black.

Jackasses.

2/18/2007 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone know what happened to second city dick; it's gone?

2/18/2007 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"........Poppa to revamp Forest Preserve Police"............possible headline in the making?

2/18/2007 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Don Markham in the 41st ward? He's a Sgt. running against Doherty. Why didn't the FOP endorse him?

2/18/2007 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In response to the above post: RUN FOEREST! RUN!!!!!!!

2/18/2007 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With less ASAs to work in the courts...watch for Felony Review to deny...deny...deny even more.

2/18/2007 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 8:24 you are right. Less ASAs mean less approvals and less court overtime for the lazy jagoffs that won't even read their reports.Good luck you useless piece of shit. The ASAs dont even have a union so they get fucked. Good luck asshole

2/18/2007 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At the State's Attorney's Office the Investigators are FOP so for them it is Last hired, fisrt fired.

The ASAs have no protection at all and are being let go at the will of their bosses.

One with 18 years and out the door.

Anyone who votes democRAT is a fool.

2/18/2007 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The States Attorneys and investigators that get cut will be the marginally connected white people. The true heavies won't go for obvious reasons, and the minorities will play the race card so they will be spared.

2/18/2007 09:24:00 PM  
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2/18/2007 09:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...SCREW the 23rd Ward, all you non-minorities are moving out so fast it is pathetic!!

The Garcia Ridge area is going to see a new alderman with a spanish last name very soon..."


...says the jealous, know-nothing moron from Mt Greenwood who lives with DUDE all around him!

HA HA HA!!!

2/18/2007 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous captain america said...

"Crime stats prove it. Minorities should not have firearms......"

Stay away from your rocks and blows, man! It's the majority that shouldn't have the firearms -- the majority of you, the general public, the morons, the idgits, etc...

Why should we feel safe with an idiot like you having a weapon?

2/18/2007 11:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I HATE 2 B THE GUY TO TELL OTHER REAL POLICE ABOUT FELONIES BUT THE LOAD OF CRAP CASES I SEE OFFICER TRYING TO GET FELONIES ON WOULD ALL FALL APART IN COURT. BURGLARS WHO ARE NOT SEEN INSIDE A BUILDING AND DONT CONFESS/ SHOOTERS WITH NO WITNESSES OR EVIDENCE/ RAPES WITH NO POSITIVE ID'S./ YOU WOULD HAVE TO RETRAIN EVERYONE ON COURT PROCEEDINGS AGAIN.

2/18/2007 11:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dump the 3 Dicks-
Daley
Devine
Durbin

2/19/2007 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

States Attorney's Investigators will be let go on a last hired first fired basis, no matter what their clout. They, unlike the ASAs have a contract.

2/19/2007 02:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Don Markham in the 41st ward? He's a Sgt. running against Doherty. Why didn't the FOP endorse him?

Just because he's a cop he should be endorsed? what's his platform, why is he running? Dougherty has been a staunch supporter of the police and fire depts from day one, has always backed us, always will, he deserves our vote and has earned it.

2/19/2007 03:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya man, thats right! Look at Africa, they be killin wit those AK's all the time on the news. Sorry,if you can't play properly with guns we have to take them away....

2/19/2007 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all know that most of those one rock arrests had no probable cause. That the suspect was illegally searched. Or the dope was in plain view in his car? Sure........

2/19/2007 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"...SCREW the 23rd Ward, all you non-minorities are moving out so fast it is pathetic!!

The Garcia Ridge area is going to see a new alderman with a spanish last name very soon..."

...says the jealous, know-nothing moron from Mt Greenwood who lives with DUDE all around him!

HA HA HA!!!



Says the resident of Garcia Ridge, who can not come to grips that Taco Bell is taking over Archer Avenue, and who THINKS that his area will be okay - but the reality is you either come to Mt. Greenwood, or you go up north. Too bad, all those "families" living in that single family house in your hood are bringing down the property values and you CAN NOT afford to move up north.

We are an island, but it is a happy island.

2/19/2007 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LIVE UP IN EDISON PARK, THE OTHER DAY I WAS DRIVING HOME FROM SPECIAL EMPLOYMENT AND I TOOK ARCHER AVE HOME TO HARLEM . I DROVE THOUGH GARFIELD RIDGE. I COULD NOT BELIEVE ALL THE GANGBANGERS WALKING AROUND MEAD AND ARCHER, NOW I UNDERSTAND WHY THEY CALL IT GARCIA RIDGE, IT WILL NOT BE TOO LONG BEFORE THEY HAVE A SPANISH ALDERMAN AND THEN THE SHITHEADS WILL REALLY TAKE OVER. AS FOR ME EDISON PARK IS WHERE I AM STAYING PUT FOR THE TIME BEING.

2/19/2007 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Edison Park has Section 8 also. So open your f*cking eyes you live in the city *ss*uck. no matter watch your neighbor... EPI yeah great cop hang out that's going too
c u at teasers *uck face

2/19/2007 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get rid of Felony review. It's a flippin Joke!~

2/19/2007 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OBVIOUSLY YOU MORONS HAVEN'T SEEN THE CANDIDATE WITH THE "SPANISH" SUR NAME.....HE'S AS PASTY WHITE AS YOUR DRUNK IRISH GIRLFRIEND'S ASS!!!!!!!

2/20/2007 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mt Greenwood is now and always will be better then Garfield ridge. We dont have as many three flats, condos, apartments, or multi family units lining the main streets. there are none on the side streets. I dont see taggers art work on garages or the like. Since you have to buy a home and the land it sits on, in most cases, we will never experience the quick demise as is being seen in Garfield Ridge. Its the multi familyb units and rentals that allow the enemy to get a foot hold in a neighborhood. Just look at the apartments on 115th and pulaski. it's a 26th and Cal retirement community.

2/20/2007 04:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One thing about my drunk Irish girlfriend's ass--it gts nice and pink when you slap it a few times.

2/20/2007 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mt Greenwood is now and always will be better then Garfield ridge. We dont have as many three flats, condos, apartments, or multi family units lining the main streets. there are none on the side streets. I dont see taggers art work on garages or the like. Since you have to buy a home and the land it sits on, in most cases, we will never experience the quick demise as is being seen in Garfield Ridge. Its the multi familyb units and rentals that allow the enemy to get a foot hold in a neighborhood. Just look at the apartments on 115th and pulaski. it's a 26th and Cal retirement community.

No you guys just have to deal with the beast moving in to those houses you talk about or moving in with his white girlfriend. taking a walk down western now is like walking down cottage grove except it's filled with irish bars and drunken victim to be preyed on, sorry........

2/20/2007 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No you guys just have to deal with the beast moving in to those houses you talk about or moving in with his white girlfriend. taking a walk down western now is like walking down cottage grove except it's filled with irish bars and drunken victim to be preyed on, sorry........

2/20/2007 09:53:00 AM




WRONG
MT. GREENWOOD IS NOT WESTERN AVE. THAT IS BEVERLY WHICH IS MORE LIKE HYDE PARK.

2/20/2007 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOUR RIGHT ABOUT EDISON PARK, THERE IS SECTION 8, BUT LATELY THERRE HAS BEEN ALLOT OF CONDO CONVERSIONS GOING IN THE AREA,BUT IT IS NOTHING LIKE THE WEST END OF GARFIELD RIDGE, EVERTIME I DRIVE THROUGH THERE I FELL LIKE I AM IN CICERO,ILL.

2/20/2007 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WRONG
MT. GREENWOOD IS NOT WESTERN AVE. THAT IS BEVERLY WHICH IS MORE LIKE HYDE PARK.

2/20/2007 05:08:00 PM

LOL Hyde Park it's not, more like Washington Park, it may be Beverly but all you greenwood hillrods still drink there, and greenwood is just canaryville west, and yes the beast has appeared along kedzie and points east, don't fool yourself.

2/21/2007 02:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of Asa's-I want to give credit to the copper who let ASA McDonald have it in the sign-in room at 26th and California last week. She came in bitching about some coppers not appearing in court and how she was going to have them arrested at which time the copper, who was just signing out from another court room and not related to her court matter, ripped into her saying that she would have coppers locked up!!! I hear she is a goof anyway! Good job man , way to back your fellow brothers...

2/25/2007 12:07:00 PM  

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