Saturday, March 24, 2007

Here We Go Again

It just never ends. Channel 2 opens the coverage:
  • An attorney is claiming four men were brutally beaten a few months ago by off-duty Chicago Police officers in a bar, less than a week after an officer was charged in a similar incident.

    Their attorney says the attack was caught on tape, although the video has not been released.
Oh, but it will be released. Very shortly. You can take that to the bank. The Tribune also covers this one:
  • Prosecutors are investigating allegations that six off-duty Chicago cops were caught on a downtown bar's video camera beating four businessmen, the second such incident in recent months, law enforcement sources said.

    In the Dec. 15 beating at the Jefferson Tap and Grille, one alleged victim required reconstructive surgery on his face and another suffered four broken ribs, said Sally Saltzberg, a lawyer for the men.
We alluded to a couple of scandals breaking. We expected both of these. There's still a couple more out there that we know of and god knows how many we don't. We'll have a follow up post on this shortly - probably after midnight with our regularly scheduled updates.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another scandal. How about Fatso and Kirby and maybe some other exempts resign? Daley never takes responsibility for the shit he hires as they get indicted, so that means old Fat Ass gets a free ride too. You guys say what you want but something seriously went wrong starting back in the 90's with the hiring on this job and now it is really out of control. Come on you Fat piece of shit be a man for once and resign and take the other pieces of shit you promote with you before the CPD is damaged beyond repair. How about we as concerned police officers and taxpaying citizens start calling the politicians and the media demanding Fatso's resignation? We better do something to save our department before the few untouchables with clout flush us down the toilet.

3/24/2007 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF this story is true and the attack was the fault of the police. Then every officer involved should be fired, every one of them including the responders to the 911 calls. The Chicago Police are in danger of loosing the trust and respect of the average citizen. When that happens, look out.

3/24/2007 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I won't comment about the choices some of us make. We are all 3x7. Gone are the days of having a gin mill all to ourselves to let off a little steam after work. I am not here to tell you what you should or shouldn't do but I wouldn't wish the next off duty incident in a tavern upon anyone. I would bet my left pinkie finger our department (via the 5th floor) will overreact and attempt to run an IAD sting or two at "copper bars". I understand, breaking bread and having a cold beverage every once in awhile with your watch is great for morale but I would lay low. Watch each other's backs and stay safe. Oh yeah, I am proud to be one of Chicago's Finest.

3/24/2007 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better read up on Federal lawsuits against cities resulting in consent decrees taking control of big city police departments and putting a Federal official in charge on the order of what Noel Brennan is doing with City hiring.

Oh, and certain portions of any labor contracts can be thrown out the window in such circumstances.

This has happened in other places and can certainly happen here, especially with a perceived out of control police department.

3/24/2007 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what the hell is next - And No 1.

3/24/2007 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

like "lynard skynard " sang, FOLEY SAID WE CANT DRINK IN THE BAR WHAT A SHAME,WONT YOU COME UPSTAIRS GIRL AND HAVE A DRINK OF CHAMPAGNE

3/24/2007 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NEW G.O. TO BE RELEASED THOU SHALL NOT CONSUME ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.EVER. UNLESS YOUR A CONEHEAD

3/24/2007 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So much for college educated police.

3/24/2007 07:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are also digging up the shooting from 37th & Kedzie (TRU Unit) where they hit the offender 16 times with a total of 42 rounds shot. Although it was ruled a good shooting, they are saying that the evidence was false.

We can't seem to escape this shit!

3/24/2007 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

scandals and events like these seem to run in groups....it's unfortunate, and results in a lot of bad press for the CPD...maybe Cline will leave sooner rather than later...

3/24/2007 07:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

at this rated the suppose incident with the coppers duct taping and beating a couple might show up on some video tape....keep up the good work fellas "Hell ain't half full"

3/24/2007 08:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lies.

3/24/2007 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saltzberg said, they were jumped without provocation. The men--brothers Aaron and Barry Gilfand, Adam Mastrucci and Scott Lowrance--contend they had no contact with the officers before the attack as the bartender announced last call shortly before 2 a.m., Saltzberg said.

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I call bullshit. They earned a beating, but are rich and white and think--No.

The Chicago Police need to learn how to say "step outside"

3/24/2007 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are you so surprised SCC? Do you think cops are perfect? What else does the media have to do but report stuff like this. Please spare me the "all cops are innocent" BS. You guys are no better than Islamists, always blaming everyone but yourselves.

3/24/2007 08:27:00 PM  
Blogger happyjoyjoyjoy said...

oh for crying out loud pizza sakes. first, how do we know these were police? did they have that stupid bravado? and how do they know one of the off duty was a Sgt.?

we are all royally screwed ladies and gentlemen. Get the vasoline out monkey, we gots to lube up.

3/24/2007 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh geez, any info on these cops districts or unit? im sure they'll be charged with agg batt just cuz they cops

3/24/2007 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More leather gloves, more hair gel, more college....more suspension time. Thanks for ruining the CPD, you no time on the job bad-asses.

3/24/2007 09:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People are already getting stripped of their powers in this bar room debacle

3/24/2007 09:43:00 PM  
Blogger Unpopped said...

You are hilarious. Another blue-tard protecting his "people" as if police officers are infalible. Give me a break dumbo.

3/24/2007 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just hope that everyone takes this opportunity to shit on the area four gun team as much as they did to the area two gun team.

3/24/2007 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Moral of the story be careful! Stay out of bars especially now! any "cop-bars" will be nothing but a set up for news media investigators to get a story about CPD! Watch each others backs we are in for a rough ride! If SCC is correct and i have no doubt they are more scandals will be breaking! Stay safe go home and be with your family, take your time on jobs, the citizens disliked us but thanks to these assholes doing what was done they will hate us and report any of us about anything on or off duty! Wait till the property taxes rise in the fall 2007, as we all know the politicians are not doing anything to stem this high tax rate! What will it do aggravate the tax payers even more!

3/24/2007 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The deparment tried to cover this one up because a recently deceased excempt's son was invovlved. All of these guts were shipped to Siberia (as opposed to being stripped like Abbate) when this first came out in Dec '06.

My source (and a very good one) said there's a clear shot of the Sgt pummeling one of the guys. I also got a look at the case report and it describes him to a "T".

I was really dissappointed when I first heard about this mess, because the Sgt worked for me when he first came on the job and he seemed like a level headed, decent guy.

3/24/2007 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous the cromagnon said...

Gentlemen; these incidents are all the more reason we should have a place to go and be w/our own, like the old "MIKES" on Webster. We let the yuppie run us out of there. There should be 1 on the N/S & 1 on the S/S.
The yuppie is no better than the savage once he's drunk. Its bad enough dealing w/him(like near wrigley)when were on duty; why do we want them near us when were relaxing.
The yuppie hates guns and looks at us as low-paid morons for taking the job. We hate them for what they are:whore lawyers, liberal elitist pukes looking for a quick buck; why do we want to be around them?
On duty, lets watch each others back, and keep the beast away from kids & seniors; let the beast run free in these elitist hoods.

3/24/2007 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know if there is truth to this or not, but come on boys, do you suffer the John Wayne Syndrome or are you just plain STUPID?

3/24/2007 11:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can any p.o.s shed some light on sgt. tim & sgt. roy over at midway? were these guys ever the police?

3/24/2007 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is all BS for now, but if they go in front of a grand jury then they are ALL F#*%@^! Its kiss you’re A$$ GOOD BYE. Hopefully this too will pass.

3/24/2007 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't great, Just like the ADS at the Academy who oversaw/knew everythin that was going on in SOS is never touched and get's promoted. You have Rick Flar getting a Command position while he was overseeing the A4 gun team when this mess happened.

3/24/2007 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This is all BS for now, but if they go in front of a grand jury then they are ALL F#*%@^! Its kiss you’re A$$ GOOD BYE. Hopefully this too will pass.

3/24/2007 11:38:00 PM

no! this is not BS! where the fuck have u been living for the past few months. just a matter a time before shit hit the fan.

3/24/2007 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC,

Who is this asshole Terry Ekl? I've noticed that he is the attorney for one of these "victims" in this bar fight. He is also the attorney for the polish girl bartender in the previous fight. He was also in the Tribune a few days ago in which he is suing the City for some dead asshole which the police shot. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/illinois/chi-ap-il-policeshootinglaw,1,5813705.story

He must be some broken-down lawyer who sues the City all the time. Tell him good luck cause two of these instances were from Officers who were off-duty and the City is not responsible.

But when you google his name you get this.
http://www.clr.org/terryekl.html

It's nice to see that this asshole had his own problems and see him for what he's worth. Just another loser attorney!

By the way... How do you save a drowning attorney? Throw him his partner.

3/25/2007 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sadly, I've been waiting for this to hit the media...Someone I know and trust heard about this incident from one of the alleged victims right before Christmas. He relayed the story only after being asked why he was limping around and seemed to be in pain. Because he works in an establishment in which the Supt. has been known to visit, this person suggested to the alleged victim that he relay his beef to Cline the next time he showed up. Funny, but Cline hasn't been seen there since...perhaps he knew where the victime\ worked?

3/25/2007 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UNFORTUNATELY IT IS VERY TRUE, IT HAPPENED DURING THE CHRISTMAS PARTIES SEASON AND IT INVOLVED THE EX-MEMBERS OF THE A/4 GUN TEAM. ALL OF WHOM WERE IMMEDIATELY SENT BACK TO DIFFERENT DISTRICTS, INCLUDING THE SGT. IT WAS ALL LAYING LOW UNTIL THIS DUMB ASS ABBATE SHIT TOOK PLACE.

3/25/2007 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY you UNPOOPED TROLL
Get lost, Get F%$%CKED

3/25/2007 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fix up your basement bar and drink at home

3/25/2007 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The yuppie hates guns and looks at us as low-paid morons for taking the job. We hate them for what they are:whore lawyers, liberal elitist pukes looking for a quick buck; why do we want to be around them?

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At least the savages say "fuck you" and know the game. These yuppie fucks hate us (look down) and hide it. Yuppies hate cops for more simple reasons. Look at em. Thinking there awesome and rich, but they need cops for protection. Ask a yuppie to run 400 feet down a south side alley.

3/25/2007 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 3/24/2007 10:55:00 PM

Hey numbnuts, just like all cops are not Abbates, all yupppies aren't "beasts." I admit I pay more in taxes in a year than most POs make in the same time frame which definitely qualifies me for yuppie status. Considering what I do for a living and what members of the CPD do, that scenario should be reversed. But life ain't fair.

I know that first hand as I've had a friend die in the line of duty and watch a family member don the uniform and work his ass off every day protecting people who'd rather spit on him than thank him.

Unlike you, he's actually appalled at the actions of his fellow officers. Perhaps, if you were more like him instead of being worried about having a place to drink where the yuppie "beast" wouldn't bother you I might have a modicum of respect for you and your opinions.

Do make sure you point yourself out the next time some anonymous donor who respects the Police is picking up the bar tab at Dugan's as I have none for you and wouldn't want to offend you by paying for your Bud.

3/25/2007 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will you drunk fucking pricks please go into rehab!

Quit making us all look bad!

Losers.

3/25/2007 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are also digging up the shooting from 37th & Kedzie (TRU Unit) where they hit the offender 16 times with a total of 42 rounds shot. Although it was ruled a good shooting, they are saying that the evidence was false.

We can't seem to escape this shit!

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I was there. It was as clean as it gets.

The politicians have to "dig it up" again to keep the voters loyal to the machine.

All involved were vindicated and will be again.

3/25/2007 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fight took place but the 4 businesmen were not innocent in this. The bottomline is they started a fight that they couldn't finish.
The coppers fucked up by walking away from it after the fact instead of calling 911 and having the 4 dumb fucks locked up.
I learned on this job a long time ago that a majority of "battery victims" are usually the loosers of a mutual fight.

3/25/2007 02:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't want to be the PO's who just let this gun team and Sgt leave after this alleged incident without detaining them and calling for a white shirt.

They are taking 30 pending as well.

Guaranteed.

The white shirts make the big bucks for a reason!

Anything involving PO's, just call them and now the buck has been passed and YOU are in the clear.

Let them deal with it.

3/25/2007 02:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you want to bet these PO's and Sgt are juiced up with CPD brass?

Hey "bosses" of CPD, way to go on this one!

Continue to fuck up and make us look worse day after day as the media tears us new ones.

3/25/2007 02:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
They are also digging up the shooting from 37th & Kedzie (TRU Unit) where they hit the offender 16 times with a total of 42 rounds shot. Although it was ruled a good shooting, they are saying that the evidence was false.

We can't seem to escape this shit!
3/24/2007 07:34:00 PM
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They say the evidence shows the tire was HAND ROLLED over the copper pants and the treads don’t even match the car that was supposed to have hit the copper. WOW! If that’s the case they will be seeing jail time and not a short time. Let’s hope the bad guys expert is just a paid whore.

3/25/2007 03:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Because were police we can beat the shit out of people?
NOT RIGHT!
DEFEND YOURSELF! "YES"!
Go have a beer, don't flaunt your police shit! have fun, avoid conflict! See a fight leave!
Get attacked, defend yourself as a MAN not a police officer!
See a crime, do your job!
MAKES PERFECT SENSE!!!
12 YRS ON, WIFE AND 2 KIDS! I STILL HAVE A BEER AND A GOOD TIME, WORK SMART!
PLAY SMART!@

3/25/2007 03:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, all you PO's looking for a private place to go after work to let off a little steam, you already have one.

It's called home.

Go there and drink and rant and vent in private. Pick a guy's house and make a little bar or whatever and go in the basement or garage and drink until you puke. Do it in public and you risk everything. Do it at home and you risk only the wrath of your ever lovin' and not gettin' any for a while.

And make sure there are cots so guys can sleep it off or have a sober person to drive everyone home.

3/25/2007 04:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't blame the bosses when the pos fuck up off duty, it is on the coppers, period.

3/25/2007 05:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phat Phil, before you leave, make sure that you give Marikay another award. And take Phat Anne with you when you go.

3/25/2007 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This blog has everything to do with this breaking. The news reads this blog they have been reading all that area 4 gun team bar fight shit for months. Shut this mess down before we all suffer further. I like the site but it has damaged the small talk that was kept among ourselves, too many blabber mouths on here acting freaking stupid. Please shut down.

3/25/2007 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope all these assholes that are involved in these bar incidents while off duty are stripped, fired, arrested, charged with agg batt and get SOME time. I'm sick and tired of my goofs smearing the image of the CPD and me by extension. And yes, that includes the third incident involving a certain A/1 detective. We are or should be held to a higher standard. If you want to act like a thug, then fill out a PAR form and go join a street gang. You might as well because when you behave like some of these guys behave, you really are nothing more than a thug.

3/25/2007 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Sgt. carter said...

Maybe we need to start enforcing the rule about being drunk on or off duty. I know that I will be. I used to be in favor of helping a copper out when he's had a little too much to drink. Not anymore. Because of this, in the future, anytime I am called to the scene of an incident involving an off duty copper who is drunk he's going in to blow and I'm getting a number. I'm sick and tired of this. You are warned. If you want to drink and act like a fool, be prepared to pay the consequences.

3/25/2007 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now you see! Guns should be locked up at the station. Therefore when you cops go out on your drinking binges you will have no balls. NO GUN MEANS NO BALLS! To you bar people, if you see these cops acting the fool,beat them down!

3/25/2007 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teryy Ekl is an ex-states attorney back in the late 70's, early 80's....

3/25/2007 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous THE CROMAGNON said...

3/25 1:25AM

Being a HUN knuckledragger,maybe my english is poor. The beast I was refering to was the career criminal predator thats walking around this city robbing and worse
"raping" the unarmed citizens of this city. How Chicago has dodged being crowned the "rape" capital of the country is beyond me!
I dont need you to buy my drinks; I did quite well w/real estate, and have avoided bad divorce and survived lawsuits.
You might be the 1 yuppie thats cool to be around , but i dont like your group anymore than I like the beast;(i find a few of your women very attractive)therefore I dont want to drink around you. I know your species well,I work in wrigleyville/lakedump. Your all overt liberals, but when the beast is close to your house, the SS comes out of you and you want him quietly removed.
SUMMARY:start a f**king MIKES or 2 in this city, and lets stay away from these people!

3/25/2007 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope all these assholes that are involved in these bar incidents while off duty are stripped, fired, arrested, charged with agg batt and get SOME time. I'm sick and tired of my goofs smearing the image of the CPD and me by extension. And yes, that includes the third incident involving a certain A/1 detective. We are or should be held to a higher standard. If you want to act like a thug, then fill out a PAR form and go join a street gang. You might as well because when you behave like some of these guys behave, you really are nothing more than a thug.

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I was told this advice while going though the hiring process.

If you go to a bar and someone starts trouble. Walk away and inform the bouncer or manager. Exit the bar or go to a safe area-if followed it depends but if on camera you appear decent. When the on duty arrive explain the situation. Never strongarm or pull your gun while intoxicated. Let the on duties be your muscle.

But if you start the trouble-watch out.

3/25/2007 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I forgot,

Don't tell people your an officer, and tell any friends of your not to mention it either while off duty at a bar.

3/25/2007 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This blog has everything to do with this breaking. The news reads this blog they have been reading all that area 4 gun team bar fight shit for months. Shut this mess down before we all suffer further. I like the site but it has damaged the small talk that was kept among ourselves, too many blabber mouths on here acting freaking stupid. Please shut down.

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Why should SCC shut down? Because the media learns of these asshole cops?

I am all for it.

Bad cops are bad cops, plain and simple. And the more of them out there making us good ones look bad damages us every day.

3/25/2007 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guaranteed this shit would stop QUICK if more PO's had balls and locked up DUI coppers, drunken fighting coppers, etc.
These guys make us all look bad.

This dept has a huge problem with alcohol, even if the bosses want to stick their heads in the sand and refuse to acknowledge it.

3/25/2007 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/25/2007 08:15:00 AM

How about you start your own SECRET BLOG secret squirrel!

3/25/2007 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:36:00 AM
Troll-I can't even muster up any any emotion to respond to you. Obviously you are attempting to elicit/provoke a negative reaction. You are a little more transparent than you think you are. Have a nice day.

3/25/2007 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where has the Love gone....?

3/25/2007 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

The fight took place but the 4 businesmen were not innocent in this. The bottomline is they started a fight that they couldn't finish.
The coppers fucked up by walking away from it after the fact instead of calling 911 and having the 4 dumb fucks locked up.

3/25/2007 02:27:00 AM

everything you just wrote is wrong

3/25/2007 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont know what went down in that bar. wasnt there. all i know is that take a deep breath and think about the situation before you reach a conclusion. 1) video, as in the rodney king incident, doesn't always capture the start of a situation, only a portion of it. 2) heard some coppers got hurt in this incident too, the p.o.s could have been acting in self-defense. 3) just cause the complainants are yuppies doesn;'t mean they're not violent assholes. i have seen many wealthy pieces of crap in my time. 4) just cause a guy finishes a fight violently, as anyone acting in self-defense would, doesn't mean he is the guy who should get arrested.

3/25/2007 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poster 8:36
I'm no genius, but you gotta be a complete asshat to attack police officers. See you at your funeral kid.

3/25/2007 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

people you sound like the administration with your kneejerk reactions.did your squad car get towed for being parked in a bus stop yet? relax take a deep breath . you are not in trouble. they are. this stuff has been going on as long as the job.it will pass and your check will still be there on the first and 16th.if you wanted people to like you then your on the wrong job.stick together. there ain't no justice there's just us.

3/25/2007 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
..."This blog has everything to do with this breaking. The news reads this blog they have been reading all that area 4 gun team bar fight shit for months. Shut this mess down before we all suffer further. I like the site but it has damaged the small talk that was kept among ourselves, too many blabber mouths on here acting freaking stupid. Please shut down."...
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Sorry SCC, but I agree. This blog is going to ruin many good coppers.

3/25/2007 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm the police now, but before I got on, I delt with drunk asshole coppers. I hope they all get a nice ramrod up their ass.

3/25/2007 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 3/25/2007 08:36:00 AM;
You got the balls to write this on OUR POLICE BLOG then you'll have balls to show your face so we can "discuss" your problems with the police in private, just you and I. I'll even let you pick the time and place. Let's see if you're man enough to back up that mouth. Just because some guys got into a fight doesn't mean they're bad guys. It's a fight and writing checks your ass can't cash gets you beating. But apparently you yuppie suburban fucks who come to the city and act like a hero when you get drunk can't stand to loose a fist fight when you start one.Then you cry and want to sue because the guy that beat up was a cop? What a fucking pussy you people are that do that. Your dad's must be real proud of you. You ball less fucks. STAY THE FUCK OUT OF OUR CITY! And again to the pussy whom I was addressing earlier, I wait for your response, let's see if you have it in you.

3/25/2007 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excuse me, "Cromagnon" but WHAT beast are you talking about? If recently reported incidents in the media are ay indication, OUR OWN DEPT. IS FILLED WITH "BEASTS."
And so far this year, none appear to be Black. What say you now?

3/25/2007 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous The View said...

Don't blame Cmdr. Schmitz for that mess with his Sgt. and the guys who worked on his gun team. Leo wasn't there, a Sgt. WAS, and HE failed to do the right thing. It's his bad, not Leo's! No boss should be expected to police his people off duty. If that's the case, every supervisor on the CPD would have to step down, because we've all had someone who worked for us go out on the street and show their ass at some time or another.
We're all human. When some of us are ugly drunks, we become a little less so. But it doesn't let them off the hook for absorbing full responsibility for their actions. and when drunken coppers go out and f**k up, they SHOULD deal with it, regardless of rank. Grow up. Be adults. If the drinking is a problem, get the assistance you need, lots of help is out there.

3/25/2007 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a little nostalga

Dial a beating: PO5-1313

3/25/2007 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous A BAGDAD BOB FAN said...

Everyone remember "bagdad Bob", the Iragi official who had those hilarious press gatherings and lied
thru his teeth.
We could hire Bob for public relations:"There's no beating on Belmont, he's showing her WWF moves"
Bob, ya out there? We need you, contact SCC.................

3/25/2007 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey 04:18
Its easier to publish here anonymously because then i dont have to create a name and password

BUT youre calling people out to fight, in an effort to defend the CPD yet you leave no contact info
Whats tha all about

By the way LOOSE means not tight

LOSE in not winning. Ive seen you spell that way before

RE challenge the guy BUT this time, leave your contact info

3/25/2007 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" . . . It's his bad, not Leo's! . . . "
3/25/2007 04:37:00 PM
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What are you, some street thug rappin wanna be?
What the Fvck does "his bad" mean?
What rap cd did you get that from?
If you mean "his mistake" then say his mistake.
Do not say his, my or her bad.
It makes no sense.

Define the word bad:

bad (adjective) failing to reach an acceptable standard: POOR, UNFAVORABLE, SPOILED, DILAPIDATED, EVIL, MISCHIEVOUS, DISOBEDIENT

Define the word mistake:

Definition of mistake (noun)
a wrong action or decision; an action done without the knowledge that it was wrong

"His bad, her bad, my bad: have nothing to do with the word mistake.

Stop trying to be some street corner thug and be a literate human being.

3/25/2007 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe if the CPD wasn't the good ole boys club and was run more like a corporation things like this wouldn't happen. Imagine if we could speak up and say NO once in a while. Like No to changing my schedule and not paying me OT 3-4 times a week, NO to if I get off early means I need to hit the bar with the guys, NO to various other bullshit that never seems to end. Everyone complains about things but no one ever steps up to the plate for change. It is too late now, I am stuck here. To you younger guys, get the hell out of here now, while you can. You can make double the money in the burbs with alot less bullshit.

3/25/2007 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How are the actions of several dumbass coppers the Superintendent's fault?

3/25/2007 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous "life imitates art" said...

Barack Obama is reality's version of "the Manchurian Candidate".

3/25/2007 08:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The suggestion (by a CPD, I assume) that the police need their own place to hang out is a classic example of the stereotypical police attitude. A good number of officers I have run across seem to think they are, for lack of a better phrase, "above the law." With this feeling comes a sense of superiority and entitlement which manifests itself in incidents such as those recently publicized. Perhaps what's needed is a reality check for those officers who think they're hot s**t. Yes, the police have a dangerous job. Yes, they perform a great service for the community. Yes, this world would be much worse off without them. But none of these facts serve as justification for illegal actions. Plain and simple.

In addition, to address the poster who wanted their own place to "hang out", away from the "beasts" and "elitists":
Are not the actions of the accused officers the very same actions of the "beasts" you wish to avoid? Is not your desire to get away from "elitists" itself a form of elitism? This is clearly hypocritical, but does not surprise me...given that you are, after all, a cop.

3/25/2007 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

scc, nobody likes a rat, were you a tattle tale in grade school? you talk alot of trash. change the title of your blogspot, you are not a cop.

3/25/2007 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

blame should also go on the police board. of the last 90 officers that the dept asked the board to fire, only 4 got fired. the rest come back after some suspension time

3/25/2007 09:19:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

Snitch? We didn't rat anyone out. We commented on numerous stories that have been breaking in the news left and right. Or didn't you notice? Try clicking on a few of the links we've connected to in order to save you the hassle of buying a paper or watching the news.

Try again asshat.

3/25/2007 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lets put in perspective these rich suburban punks who are traders came into the bar shot pool and never said anything to the off duty coppers but were jumped from behind and beat up! WHAT TOTAL BULLSHIT! THE MISTAKE WAS THE COPPERS SCREWED UP BIGTIME BY NOT ARRESTING THESE ASSHOLES AFTER THE FIGHT! CYA!! STAY OUT OF BARS ESPECIALLY IN THIS CLIMATE! GO HOME AND DRINK SPEND TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY!

3/25/2007 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need to wake up! We have no UNION NO FOP!!! we pay dues but have no FOP AKA FLOP!!! When is the last time you saw them at roll call? IT WAS THE LAST ELECTION! and we will see them again in the next election. Our union is like no other in the country! They are the city they are friends! We never hear from them we only hear from Monique Bond!!! Get ready because the next contract will be the worst we will get sold out BIG TIME!!!

3/25/2007 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True enough, this story wouldnt have come out if the little bartender wasnt beaten on video. You can bet your sweet tails that the video at Jefferson will be court order-released by next week and all over the tv-air.
These guys are all our fellow cops and we should pray that they get by with merely a suspension. Although in this day and age, I wouldnt be surprised if charges are sought criminally...

3/26/2007 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately sometimes off-duty incidents occur. The PO could be at a bar drinking or just walking do the street minding his own business or on the EL or walking his dog, etc. If you have to use force to restrain an offender off duty make sure you call the police and generate paper. We have a right to defend ourselves regardless of whether or not we are on duty.

The problem with those guys at Jefferson Tap is instead of doing the right thing at relating the story to the responding officers they told them they could handle it (and obviously they couldn't). Now they are in hot water. The majority of coppers who go out are not looking for trouble off-duty so if you are called to an incident gather the facts, comply with general orders, generate a case report and arrest the offender/s. If you do that there will not be anymore Jefferson Tap incidents only assholes like Affante will have problems...

3/26/2007 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go figure, guys who worked for Leo S. having anger management problems! Do you think it might be "roid rage"?

3/26/2007 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 3-25 09:12:00pm

I might not agree with everything this "caveman" guy would say, but from reading you;its all the more reason young cops should have their own place to go and stay the f*ck
away from the likes of you.
I too use to drink at Mikes, and it was the perfect place for a Copper
till the yuppy started coming in a ruined it.
And this crap Im reading about how the cops just jumped those poor business guys:BULLSHIT! Im sure when one of those guys pulled his business card and shoved it one of their faces is what caused the beating.

3/26/2007 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: whoever wrote that comment about roid rage

From: 008 copper

Subject: Dumb comments

Lay off our boss! He was their Lt. at the time but the incident was OFF-DUTY!
Get a clue MORON!

3/26/2007 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this is mostly a cop bar, why did they voluntarily turn over the tape? I think all officers should stop going there.

3/26/2007 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

people you sound like the administration with your kneejerk reactions.did your squad car get towed for being parked in a bus stop yet? relax take a deep breath . you are not in trouble. they are. this stuff has been going on as long as the job.it will pass and your check will still be there on the first and 16th.if you wanted people to like you then your on the wrong job.stick together. there ain't no justice there's just us.

AMEN! Spoken like a true statesman. Ease back, loosen your grip on the reins and breath. It's all cyclic. The press feeds on this crap and the files get reopened. We are the targets of the city's affection. Breath and look out for each other, that's all we have.

3/26/2007 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two calls for the Jefferson battery.
Paper was dropped on the second call.
THREE-not four. THREE victims got the heck beat out of them. All refused EMS on scene.
Everyone who responded initially and the paper car from the second call have been to OPS and back.
Bunch of PPO's scared they did something wrong because of a couple of drunk dummies.
If you were not on scene, did not drop paper, or actually part of the fight don't speculate about what happened.

3/26/2007 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

True enough, this story wouldnt have come out if the little bartender wasnt beaten on video. You can bet your sweet tails that the video at Jefferson will be court order-released by next week and all over the tv-air.
These guys are all our fellow cops and we should pray that they get by with merely a suspension. Although in this day and age, I wouldnt be surprised if charges are sought criminally...
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And again, all I can do is just shake my head. I'm not a cop but I am THRILLED to have found this blog. Some of you are right of course, it does confirm every fucked up thing I ever thought about CPD to read cops give other cops tips on how not to get caught doing illegal shit and praying for suspensions for cops that beat up women so they can get back on the street away from the cameras and do God knows what.

So the bar fight is only coming out because the little blonde chick video came out? Yep, life just isn't fair--they almost got away with it... damn video!

But thank heaven for this site and for "anonymous" because hopefully more of you cops will do in the real world what you are doing here, where no one can threaten to not back you up or or get you transferred or block your promotion or kick YOUR ass or whatever the hell it is that makes you "good cops" not be MEN and hold your fellow officers to the same fucking standards that you hold the "beasts" and "yuppie assholes" and everyone else that isn't a cop or a cop's relative or fucking a cop or paying off a cop or that hires cops.

I mean, wouldn't it have been great if some fellow officers had come in on Abbate(?) as he (allegedly) whipped that little blonde woman's ass and the camera had zoomed in on him calmly showing the other cops his badge and they had screamed, "Unacceptable, Motherfucker!" and hooked him up?

DEFEND your profession!

But pity parties for cops being caught doing shit you would arrest other people for?! What the hell?!

3/26/2007 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well here is the problem..If the officers had "done the right thing" and made arrests, along with "dropping paper" or reporting it as the above poster suggests..the outcome would have been the same thing just magnified!

If they would have done what you described to cover their asses, they would now be under investigation for not just a battery, but for false police reports, official misconduct,maybe perjury, etc.

VIDEOTAPE DOESN'T LIE!

The surfacing of said evidence changes everything. The only people that doing paper would have helped are the unfortunate beat officers who were assigned the job and coded it out, and now might be jammed-up, for not taking any police action!

3/26/2007 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
..."This blog has everything to do with this breaking. The news reads this blog they have been reading all that area 4 gun team bar fight shit for months. Shut this mess down before we all suffer further. I like the site but it has damaged the small talk that was kept among ourselves, too many blabber mouths on here acting freaking stupid. Please shut down."...
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Sorry SCC, but I agree. This blog is going to ruin many good coppers.
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It's the $ hungry "victims & lawyers" that bring this to light, not this blogspot.

A good copper cannot be ruined.

WTF!?

3/26/2007 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets name all the exempt scandals names and how they go rehired and some promoted? The sos scandal will any bosses go to jail? the marquette 10 years ago no bosses were indicted why? they are all teflon and protected! what bosses got promoted due to clout? who promoted them? this dept is pure bullshit! all clout and bosses children making rank! i will be retired soon if your a young copper look for a better dept with the college requirement you could go anywhere use the city to pay for more education then start a career and family away from this cees pool city and the alderthieves!

3/26/2007 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The yet unnamed sgt (J.P.) is a hot headed little maggot who only has balls when he has a pistol. Are we sure that the gun team was "off the clock?" Check the A & A's, along with the time listed on the video - also check the 911 calls that dispatched the 12th district over to Jefferson Tap.
Lt (now commander) Leo was in charge and should also be held accountable for the actions of his sgt and officers!

3/26/2007 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just watched a channel 11 show w/ Carol Marin about police problems. Tribune guy busted on the police ...but he was fair and he was right. But the other weasel kept squirming like a tweeking crack whore everytime he said something. I was waiting for an off duty copper to enter the set and give him a crack.

3/26/2007 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched the ch.11 thing w/Marin tonite too. Remember the one guy said Chicago is way under the national % of beefs(both brutality & theft)as compared to N.Y. & L.A.
So, YOUR DOING A GREAT JOB OUT THERE GUYS/GALS!!!
Marin also said the FOP declined to attend this broadcast to defend us(c*nts);so did the city/PD, but that was to be expected!

3/26/2007 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

05:53 Nicely done you cowardly snitch pussy

3/26/2007 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The yet unnamed sgt (J.P.) is a hot headed little maggot who only has balls when he has a pistol. Are we sure that the gun team was "off the clock?" Check the A & A's, along with the time listed on the video - also check the 911 calls that dispatched the 12th district over to Jefferson Tap.
Lt (now commander) Leo was in charge and should also be held accountable for the actions of his sgt and officers!

3/26/2007 05:53:00 PM

DUDE SHUT THE FUCK UP! You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. This was a bar fight nothing more. The jag business guys were rude, drunk and looking for a fight. THEY FOUND ONE and took exception to the out come. Were mistakes made (not just by the off dutys coppers)... who knows?... were the coppers on the ANAs.... NO! So go FUCK YOURSELF you fucking HATING COWARD. I bet you think of yourself as a stand up copper... you are pathetic and a bitch. DO NOT SPECULATE where you have no basis for fact. These guys are all good guys and were very hard workers. JUST REMEMBER JERK- OFF E-V-E-R-Y-B-O-D-Y on this job is just one false accusation away from going to prison. Think on that one sunshine! Now go back to scribbling you bullshit on the bathroom walls you weakling. At least there you are not providing the public with false information to further complicate all our lives. We are the minority that everybody wants to kick in the teeth. Please stop providing these liberal assholes with false information that will no doubt effect all of us sooner or later. A.G.

3/26/2007 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The same folks who are bashing these former gun-team guys are the same ones who do nothing while on-duty.
I cant believe that someone would think that these guys were on the clock. These officers were off-duty and allegedly involved in a bar fight, period! They are good guys who really need our support, not bashing.
All CPD Officers have encountered some sort of bs in their careers. Its the nature of the job-whether on or off duty. We are under a microscope.
Please be mindful of what you put in these blogs. Do not use this as a tool to bash someone you may not like for personal reasons. Be accurate and fair !
Remember, slime lawyers and others are reading as well. They can make a pear an orange in a hear beat...
POINT MADE!

NM

3/27/2007 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they would have done what you described to cover their asses, they would now be under investigation for not just a battery, but for false police reports, official misconduct,maybe perjury, etc.

VIDEOTAPE DOESN'T LIE!-It can give the public false perception.

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What if the videotapes go missing?

No doubt, the yuppies had been assholes that night, but a group of off duty cops beating up rich people was the wrong way to handle it.

Yes, the liberal public hates cops. During my hiring process people openly stated. "Why are you leaving..." - (to join CPD) I heard this response twice "Oh, I hate the police" My friends from college think I'm foolish or shocked. The public views us with a lack of respect, or that " we fuck people over" or that cops are uneducated mindless dopes. I have a feeling the coppers got fed up with the crap these yuppies represented(or more basically said out loud) that night, and beat the shit out of those thankless losers.

Best advice: Next time leave the fucking bar.

3/27/2007 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got the balls to write this on OUR POLICE BLOG then you'll have balls to show your face so we can "discuss" your problems with the police in private, just you and I. I'll even let you pick the time and place. Let's see if you're man enough to back up that mouth. Just because some guys got into a fight doesn't mean they're bad guys. It's a fight and writing checks your ass can't cash gets you beating. But apparently you yuppie suburban fucks who come to the city and act like a hero when you get drunk can't stand to loose a fist fight when you start one.Then you cry and want to sue because the guy that beat up was a cop? What a fucking pussy you people are that do that. Your dad's must be real proud of you. You ball less fucks. STAY THE FUCK OUT OF OUR CITY! And again to the pussy whom I was addressing earlier, I wait for your response, let's see if you have it in you.


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This post is perfect. Yuppies are pussies.

3/27/2007 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO 03/26/27 @ 05:53 PM AND ANYONE ELSE WHO JUST PLAIN DOESN'T GET IT. Realize you we are like Jim Carey in Truman. Cameras are everywhere. It's a screwy reality show. It's not your Daddy's police Dept. You start pounding on some guy on or off-duty, generate some paper, lock up the offenders. Otherwise to any reasonible person you look like you're hiding something It's a simple axiom. Recent police history here and in other cities has made this clear. These guys may be as "hardworking" as you say, but there wasn't a brain cell working in the entire group.

3/27/2007 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What everyone has to realize is that as a police officer you are held to a higher standard than Joe
Blow on the street. That is the case all over the country. The press the police get when they fuck up is not something that just started. They drill this into your head since day one on the job. There are more than just a few ugly drunks on this job. Beer muscles and a gun make quite a few cops go into stupid mode. When they fuck up it's everyone elses fault. If you fucked up you deserve what you get. If you want to drink and get mean, do it at home and beat yourself. Bottom line, if alcohol makes you stupid then you know your options, DON'T DRINK. We are all big boys and girls. Quit bitching that it's the bosses fault. There is only one person to blame, the idiot who screwed up. If you are willing to lose your job and life over these morons, that's your choice, but
I'm not going to be fired or suspended for their stupidity. MF me all you want, but thats the bottom line.

3/27/2007 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the video is released and shows these coppers did the right thing. To everyone out there be careful stick together and remember it is truly US against THEM.

3/27/2007 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the tough guy calling people out...Why don't YOU leave your name ? What a Goof. You must be a piece of work and a mutt to work with.
You would be the first person to pull your badge and gun when you start taking a beating.
Your post is why this Department has hit the skids.
Name a place and time so we could all watch you get your ass handed to you by the other blogger.
What a fuck up!

3/28/2007 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont try to pass the buck. all that b.s. thats happening now is their fault and no one elses. they could of left the bar, abbate could have walked out and s.o.s. didnt have to take money. what happened, some one twisted their arm. get over it and take responsibility. they f'ed up. now are you williung to take the time for some one who actas stupid or are you gonna make sure that you dont act stupid yourself and be the next one on tv. dont blame others for your stupid mistakes, be a man admit that you f'ed up, or are you just a whinny little bitch. i'll make sure not to f up so when i do i cant blame anyone but myself. little girls thats all.

3/28/2007 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD = Check your spine at the door!

3/28/2007 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, if your a Gary Busey fan you must not have had to sit for any of his ridiculous lunatic-General pep rallies every frikkin wednesday to hear him glorify himself, pump "his guys" full of that goofy 'kick-some-ass, beat-em-down" nonsense (could only have been a matter of time before even "good guys" have their heads and chests filled with some of the hot air radiating from that freak's burning red face), and do all that you could to focus on something meaningful enough to keep you from laughing out loud at the Mussollini speeches and the one-man full-line display of quartermaster apparel. If he was an action-figure with a pull-string it might be funny, unfortunately, he's another self-aggrandizing, glory-hound in it for his own promotion; case-in-point: he'll be past Commander in no time.

3/29/2007 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the dumb person saying a police officer is nothing without his gun....you are not too bright. There are some of us on this job that don't need a gun to handle tough guys like you. I personally could snap your head from your shoulders in the dark. Some of us have unique life experience. Watch who you pick fights with Mr. Mouth. I must say that even with that stap on you put on my born with double D's could teach you a thing or two. LOL I bet you got picked on a lot, you snot nosed, buger eating dork.

3/30/2007 03:42:00 AM  

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