Thursday, March 22, 2007

Political Hiring? Political Revenge?

Where? In Chicago? Come on - you can't seriously believe that, can you?
  • Mayor Richard Daley's administration agreed Wednesday to a court settlement aimed at replacing the decades-old federal consent decree that bans political influence in almost all city hiring and firing decisions.
  • The city will create a $12 million fund for people who claim that they have been discriminated against on the basis of politics. Michael Shakman, the lawyer who sued the city over patronage, said he expects thousands of people will apply for individual awards of as much as $100,000.
And if you try to buck the system, they will come after you.
  • A federal judge has blocked the city from suspending two police supervisors who won a discrimination lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department.
  • "By attempting to follow through with suspensions against the plaintiffs despite the jury's verdict, the city has conclusively made the case against itself that its retaliatory conduct is likely to persist in the future," Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cole wrote in a stinging opinion signed last Thursday.
What a screwed up system we live under.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

and where is Cline in all of this? where are his "legal advisors"? why does he not follow the law, supervise the IAD in administering discipline, and place his managers in positions they they are qualified for?....just wondering

3/22/2007 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet some people still suck dick and get promoted. I suppose Shakeman didn't think of that!

3/22/2007 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where do i sign up?

3/22/2007 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

perry is a huge racist like many others in power! there anti-white sentiment and acting like we are fair is disgusting! I worked for a boss recently hispanic decent who tells everyone I am fair, but has now stuck his head is a huge wringer by sticking up for a black copper who is being brought up on numerous accusations some very serious. His new boss can't stand him and he is worried about being moved from his cushy spot very soon!

3/22/2007 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
and where is Cline in all of this? where are his "legal advisors"? why does he not follow the law, supervise the IAD in administering discipline, and place his managers in positions they they are qualified for?....just wondering

3/22/2007 12:08:00 AM

Because they challanged a black female-merit boss! She was upset enough that the citizens had to see "white faces" at the desk!

3/22/2007 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Old Grey Guy said...

How about the Federal Government and their processes through its Federal Court System, are they liable? Are the rulings of Judge Prentiss Marshall in the early 70's under review? For those of us from the 1970's who were passed over for promotion for political reasons is there any recourse? OOPS, sorry. Forgot, that wasn't for political purposes, that was to provide a level playing field for minorities and females.

YEAH - RIGHT - never was on the level, never will be. Race - gender based promotions are nothing more than political hires. PERIOD STOP

3/22/2007 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cline is no different than any other superintendent. He has promoted many of his friends and syncopants, as did Hilliard, Rodriguez, Martin, etc., and has held back people he didn't like. Some of his promotions have been good, others have ranged from bad to terrrible. He also has been told by City Hall to promote some people he didn't want to promote, as was Hilliard. He is basically a political animal like the rest of them. Though I have been critical of Cline in the past, and will continue to be in the future, when I see the list of people in line to replace him, I think we will be sorry when he is gone.

3/22/2007 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The decision in this case is great,. I would love to see more of the same. This city treats its employes like crap, and uses threats and intimindation to prevent civil action. I say get over the fear of negativity, and sue the city if they harm you. The only thing this city responds to is the threat of having to PAY $$$$$$$$$$$$ . Make the city pay, and things will change. Sue, Sue, Sue

3/22/2007 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey how about the 12 million dollar settlement. Does that include those of us on the sgts list pasted over by the likes of the merits listed on this great site. I want to sue, I was denied a promotion due to political hiring. We have a sgt in 004 who has recieved two merit promotions
dick/& sgt, how about the damages to the legitimate people who were infront of this patroange clown?
How about all the white Lts. not good enough to be Captains after serving as watch commanders for years, excluding penile boy KR from 005 of course?

I want my money and pension rights.

3/22/2007 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless them as much as I dislike the one individual, she fought and got these pricks

3/22/2007 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this going to include all the meritoriously made people?

What about politics in IAD/OPS decisions?

3/22/2007 03:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As if a measely 12 mil is enough to make restitution for all those who were passed up, again and again, at entry level, Detective, Sergeant, and Lt. What a joke!
Fort Knox don't have enough gold to make it right! What a sweetheart deal! Qui bono on this one???? DUHHH!

3/22/2007 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bigger question here is how many tax dollars were spent by Daley fighting the Shakman decree?

3/22/2007 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm wondering if all of us who were not promoted due to merit,clout,etc have any basis for a lawsuit?

3/22/2007 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is watching Ron Hubermann? He should be investigated first!

When Ron Hubermann was in charge of our Units in BAS, the guy got his whole Unit 133, all of them buddies and suck asses of his, promoted to Sgt. and the Sgt.'s were promoted to LT. and then pushed for Commander!

Hubermann is a "sleazeball" who passes himself off as a computer "whiz kid" but he has NO formal computer degrees! It's a fact! He steals ideas off other people and then passes those ideas off as his own without giving the person their just do.

He is nothing more than a slick talking salesman, who put one over dumb DUH! Daley!

3/22/2007 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:40, you better believe it buddy.

Unless the rules specifically prohibit such claims, then file a claim if you the 30% merit scam took your spot away. Claim that the city has absolutely no record or recordable basis for the merit promotions, and as such they are prima facie patronage. Insofar as the patronage promotions got in the way of your promotion, then demand the back pay.

Think of it this way. If there were 100 spots taken altogether off of a test, anyone in the top 100 who did not get a spot should be filing a claim.

That 12 million ain't gonna last long, but thats how I see it until the rules for the fund say differently.

3/22/2007 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, ain't this a bitch!? Ron Huberman getting on t.v. and saying that anyone who can prove they were passed up for a promotion because someone else got a position for political reasons will get up to $100,000. RON HUBERMAN. HAH. This is the same guy that was promoted from patrolman to ADS. What the fuck is that!? Then, of course, over to be the mayor's Chief of Staff! What about Cronin? Another one from patrolman to Deputy Chief or whatever the hell he was. Then a week after retiring he goes right back to work for the department as a civilian making just as much money. Why isn't anyone looking in to these promotions/ hirings?

3/22/2007 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey FOP Mr President Donahue how about attacking the merit system got any balls

3/22/2007 07:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are people going to realize that many blacks are every bit as bigoted and racist as many whites, and when they get in to positions of power and authority they use their power to screw whitey. (And if it isn't ok for whites to be racist, than it shouldn't be ok for blacks to be either.)

3/22/2007 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah what about all these guys who took cpd pensions and then waltzed into civilian jobs doing the same damn thing for an over inflated salary. do we really need all these people ?

3/22/2007 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree I worked with Huberman, why haven't they looked at him the poster boy for the connected?

3/22/2007 09:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does anyone know about the copper that was suspended today in the connection with al sanchez

3/22/2007 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go Nancy.

If the shitbirds can sue and get money, why can't we?

3/22/2007 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a does someone prove that they didn't get a promotion due to politics? I mean, everyone knows that the merit system is horses**t, but there may be examples of people promoted on "merit" who in fact had "some" demonstrated activity (arrest, etc.; I know, I'm smoking dope but...) Now, since there are no standards for merit, a hundred other people may have had equal or better "stats", but did not get the merit promotion; maybe the one who did get it got it because of clout, connections, family, etc., but how does one prove that? And is there written documentation re: merit promotions? Should every exempt who recommends or reviews these be subject to deposition or appearance before a grand jury?

3/22/2007 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always wondered...when the brass realized that Perry's actions were unlawful, why wasn't she the subject of an investigation, to be demoted, and suspended?...before she resigned, that is....

3/22/2007 11:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You wonder why we end up with a POS like Abbate? Because a chimpanzee could pass the written test its so damned easy.

Gee, I wonder why the recent CFD exam was given at a 9th grade reading level?

3/23/2007 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/22/2007 11:39:00 PM

simply because she is a black female with major minister clout!

3/23/2007 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12 Million dollar fund??? Sounds like 12 million dollar fund for payoff/shutup money!

3/23/2007 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heck i am going to apply for some free government cheese! Er $$$$ the applications will be available soon gettin some money 4 my family yea!

3/23/2007 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IAD tried to still give the suspensions even after the court order. All you Kirby kiss ass jag offs tell me how smart she is now.

3/24/2007 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IAD tried to still give the suspensions even after the court order. All you Kirby kiss ass jag offs tell me how smart she is now.


Did this IAD investigator get any time off for his part in the discrimination case??? NOOOOOOOOOO!
I hope one day they will start holding all these people accountable for fucking with our jobs !

3/24/2007 07:41:00 PM  

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