Saturday, March 24, 2007

Collateral Damage

The crap and speculation is flying thick and furious.

At the Sun Times:
  • A grand jury is investigating whether a Chicago Police officer was involved in trying to cover up off-duty officer Anthony G. Abbate's alleged beating of a female bartender, sources said Thursday.
  • Investigators are trying to find out if someone intimidated a woman to keep quiet after being beaten, allegedly by an off-duty Chicago Police officer, in an attack that was caught on tape.
At Channel 7(mostly paraphrasing the Sun Times):
  • A grand jury is investigating whether a Chicago police officer was involved in trying to cover up another officer's alleged beating of a female bartender. The violent attack was caught by a security camera.
This particular bloodletting isn't going away any time soon. This scandal might have some legs. And as a DUI will usually catch you 30 days minimum and we can name half a dozen people who were denied this job because of DUI incidents, was there some sort of... how would you say it?... influence? clout? involved in his hiring? We're just speculating.

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32 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like they got a pretty good video system in that bar. I wonder if the "shakedown" got caught on there too?

3/24/2007 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey,howya doin?Anthony isa nice Italian boy...Clout?Vegas odds are 7-1.

3/24/2007 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard Shore Galleries is closing up shop soon? I guess we have to go to GATS.

3/24/2007 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was told that there is a minimum wait time of 5 years to get hired if you have a DUI.

3/24/2007 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Friday night, March 23 The bartender/victim from the Shortstop Bar and her lawyer were interviewed on the Bill O'Reilly Show. She looked like a movie star. O'Reilly asked if he was getting cooperation from the police. He stated very little but the Chicago Police have a history of covering up. He asked what are you looking for ? Will you be going for a suite against the city? he said we are looking at that. HUH!

3/24/2007 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wondering...not that it is an excuse for anything...how much alcohol did she serve him before cutting him off?

3/24/2007 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anthony is Italian? Didn't know that! It all makes sense now! Italian, small penis, no corvette, this guy was a time-bomb just waiting to explode!

3/24/2007 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Must be hugh clout! bet his chinaman is sweating big time! again the cpd shows how if you have clout you can most anything but this asshole got caught on tape! whoever tried to help him out kiss your job at the minimum goodbye! the media is going to dig non-stop every crevice of this case and the alderthieves will jump all over this as they steal to put the heat away from their misdeeds! why is daley in europe? simple sanchez gets indicted and he flees before the media waits for his reply "err i dunno, what happened, i know nothing etc... daley is the most corrupt mayor ever along with his think tank joyce and degnan reyes and co.

3/24/2007 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WLS radio is reporting 6 off duty police officers are being investigated for bar fight with 4 bar patrons last December. More bad news.......

3/24/2007 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you get a DUI and beat it before you get on the job it doesn't affect you. You have to wait five years if you are convicted of a DUI.

3/24/2007 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Face it the citizens of Chicago hate us...and it is only gonna get worse. No more police service for anyone. Taken from craigslist.

Chicago Cops are FUCKING PUSSIES

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Reply to: pers-298761542@craigslist.org
Date: 2007-03-22, 7:56PM CDT


FUCKING PUSSIES !!!

His mother would be so FUCKING proud of that pussy cop beating on that bartender half his size. That pussy cop must be holding a grade school grudge for being the last kid picked in gym class. His mommy is so proud of him...beating the shit out of a woman who happens to be half his size.

CHICAGO COPS WEAR THE BADGE PROUDLY - WOMEN ARE DEAD MEAT

3/24/2007 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CLTV and ABC-7 news is reporting that there is videotape of a barroom beating that alegedly happened in mid December. It began inside than finished outside of the Jefferson Tap bar. It said that police sources who viewed the tap confirmed that 4 off-duty officers started it unprovoked, and that at least 6 on-duty officers (2-beatcars, and a wagon) were "waved off" by a Sergeant (who was involved).

This incident/investigation has now been given "new life" in the aftermath of the Abbate beating of the female bartender last month, who was unhurt.

In this incident, the victims were Fucked up. One with broken ribs and another requiring facial reconstructive surgery.

An unnamed source said several of those officers have been positively ID'd and that criminal charges are pending.

Man it's getting bad out there for CPD. My advice..stay home and drink boy's and girl's!

Be careful and stay safe.

I would link the articles here but don't know how. Maybe SCC will post them.

3/24/2007 02:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correction:

Sorry SCC. The links to the second bar beating being investigated is CLTV and CBS-2 news.

That fight was also videotaped and is supposedly in the hands of CC State's attorney's office.

It doesn't sound to good..even though only 6 officer's were actually involved, as many as 15-20 officers could get "jammed up" in the aftermath and subsequent fall-out!

Be careful out there, remember cameras are everywhere nowadays..Stay safe!

3/24/2007 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous The View said...

The wait time on the DUI is true. You cannot/will not get hired if your DUI is less than 5 years old.
Check it out with the Personnel Div.

3/24/2007 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get ready ladies and gentlemen we are having a rough ride! fasten your seatbelts obey all rules and regs, make sure you take time to check your car throughly, get car washed? is car safe? take time going to calls, don't blow lights, be safe take your breaks, take a long lunch if possible, be careful! How many more coppers are going to be caught up? Fuck the bars? The new breed turned this job into same as factory work your 8 go home take care of your family, forget the bars! We all need to llok at our future and being able to collect a pension.

3/24/2007 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its fucked up out there boys and girls. if you the police on or off duty big brother is watching it aint worth it anymore. any chance that some jew attorney has to get someone rich at your and the city;s expense, they will. remember alcohol, guns, and/or driving doesnt mix your're not gonna get the breaks the we used to get. one question how did they know these guys were off duty cops?

3/24/2007 06:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

according to one version wen the victims of the beating of the six were dragged from the bar,than tried to reenter the bar someone from the bar blocked the doors and told them that this s a cop bar. Stay out. I could lose my license.

3/24/2007 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"waved off" by a Sergeant (who was involved).

Pretty much sums that one up.
That will go quietly in the night.

3/24/2007 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the advent of camera phones, video everywhere be cautious and extremely careful with any citizen inter action! fuck the bullshit community policing just watch your own back everyday! I pray this will blow over soon but it does not look like it will! What is the next scandal? police caught on tape getting courtesy cups of coffee at 7-11? The media is a bunch of whores looking to set up or do anything for that story and with the anti-police liberals alreday knocking us down this just adds to the mess!

3/24/2007 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell, these days when people ask me what I
do for a living I tell them, sell dope. It gets
more respect then telling them I work for CPD.

3/24/2007 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are embarassed to be a Chicago Cop, then fuck yourself. The actions of these guys are no more representitive of me than the southsiders that were ripping of drug dealers and then selling the work. The people who know I'm a copper also know that I don't know everyone and I didn't hire anyone. We work with who the city tells us to work with, nothing more. The people who I have found to share the same values and ideals as me are the ones I chose to spend my time with.

3/24/2007 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well boys and girls, I saw this coming. I for one don't tell anyone I'm the Police Especially my neighbors, I place all my vehicle stickers on a piece of glass that way I can take it on and off the vehicle, I go to the job looking nothing like the police and change when I get their, leave my gun in the locker. I have 25 years on the dept and I started doing this about 10 years ago as I realized, THE REAL POLICE HAVE LEFT THE BUILDING. I'm ashamed to say I work with you sissy boys.

3/25/2007 01:06:00 AM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

First time on this site, lots of angry cops here. We don't hate Chicago cops, this was a man beating up a bartender, a female bartender, 1/2 his size. He was a man first then unfortuately a cop second, thus the impact heightens in the (our) public eye. This guy is probably a live wire and how drunk was he anyhow? Does he go to this bar all the time? Live on the streets of Chicago is tough and some cops just can't stop the roiling inside themselves.

3/25/2007 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of you guys act surprised. Yeah, its all the lawyers fault. No, scratch that, its the media's fault. No, the yuppies. Er, the savages, or the polish immigrant's fault. Get over yourselves.

If you couldn't see this coming years ago, than you are too stupid to breathe. You get this same setup a few months ago in 013 with two area 1 dicks, and one of em comes on here drunk and asking why 013 didn't plant a case on the Indian doctor (because, snort snort, thats what the real police would have done in the old days).

Yes, thats who you work with boys and girls. You work with people who were promoted to detective and who are THAT stupid that they would come on here and try to shine light on something that can ONLY turn out badly for them.

The idea that there are this many idiots out there wearing your uniform and carrying your pin might be shocking to the citizenry, but how in the world could anyone work in the CPD and not realize how fucked up EVERYTHING is. Promotions, hiring, leadership, direction, you name it. How many of you with more than two years on don't know better than to walk away from a bar fight unless someone has already committed a felony? It really is that simple.

Bar fights! How many officers could possibly be this stupid. Dozens? Hundreds? Thousands?

Yeah, its the fault of lawyers or the media, or the polish immigrants or whatever. Keep telling yourselves that, and don't think for a second that so many of the people you work with have NO business being the police.

Its sickening that anyone could be this stupid.

3/25/2007 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO: 01:06:00 AM
you leave your gun in your locker???? So may i ask, when the shit does hit the fan, who do you call..."the REAL police"????? 25yrs on???? UN-REAL!!!!

3/25/2007 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No doubt Tony's a bad drunk but I'm sure there's more to the story. He's not well known for his intelligence but something had to trigger that barrage of club punches. Maybe he's just a serious Polish hater.

3/25/2007 07:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police - Polish - Punches -

blah blah blah blah

Enough of the drunk copper sh#t.
Boys and girls, stay home and drink or don't drink. Period.

3/25/2007 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police - Polish - Punches -

blah blah blah blah

Enough of the drunk copper sh#t.
Boys and girls, stay home and drink or don't drink. Period.

3/25/2007 10:46:00 PM

How about, go out and drink all you want. Just don't beat up the bar tender. Try to act like a fucking adult and we won't have these problems. If you have to force yourself to drink at home, obviously you already have a problem.

3/26/2007 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

daley loves this shit soon our contract will be in arbitration, he will gut the bad medical we have even furthur! Strangely his boy dana levenson who tells him what to do such as sell the tollway and midway airport resigned abruptly and left daley mumbling more! this clown leveson is the one who also does not want to fund our pension system!

3/26/2007 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a detective and a female. I don't go to bars and act like a egomaniac oop. Frankly, I'm a happy drinker. But back to the point, that cop is a brute and an ass and deserves to be fired. But, this is not a felony battery. This is a simple battery. I don't care where it occurred. There is no great bodily harm and anyone in past years that actually received great bodily harm (ie broken bones, etc) from a battery and had an ASA reject a felony charge should be outraged. This is all about a CPD officer as an offender and making news.

3/27/2007 09:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Umm to the Detective Female... if you read the statute, you will see that a battery in a public place of accommodation(a bar for example) is an Aggravated Battery (720ILCS12-4b8). Maybe you should go back to Detective school honey!

3/28/2007 11:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no shit sherlock the statute reads..... blah blah blah, like the female det. said try to get "on a public way" as approval for a felony battery and the asa will basiclly hang up on you.. same goes for gross bodily harm. i am not defending Abbatte bc what he did was despicable, but if he did that and was not a cop it would only be simple battery. As for the jefferson park incident, i find it hard to believe that it was completley unprovoked, also if these guys were not on the if PD it is not a story, its just guys mad they got beat up in a fight they probally started. lets remember this was three in the morning in a bar, not nine am at church, i doubt these guys are angels and are by no means blameless, how many bar fights happen every night with out being reported.... two sides to every story....

3/29/2007 01:07:00 AM  

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