Monday, March 26, 2007

So...?

Has anyone resigned yet?

Seriously.

Actually, we've got nothing but a house full of sick people here, so easy posting today. Open post for now.

We've noticed the numbers climbing all weekend. Unfortunately, we are scandal driven in terms of numbers and the readership numbers reflect that. We're going to step back for today and hope no one else steps in shit before our PM posting session begins.

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84 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ooppsss!!!! to late,just took my dog out for a walk,yuk wtf.now how am i gonna clean that off. hope FOX NEWS wasnt lookin how embarrassing.

3/25/2007 11:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is Mark Donahue goig is resign? I forgot he is making $175,000 with his salary, duty avail. and uniform allow. If you include his car his economic package is about $185,000. What are him or Sal doing for disabled police officers? Have any of the employees of the FOP ever sued the police? The disabled police officers are watching.

3/26/2007 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a feeling the Sup will be gone by summer. He is gonna wait for a while as not to let SCC think he had anything to do with his pin pulling

3/26/2007 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous disgusted said...

The silence of CPD command to the Black Panther cop-killer street sign and the Meeks episode in which a highly-regarded sgt. from 005 was used as a scapegoat was unforgiveable.

And then that Cline-Meeks "HUG" really sent all of us a clear message.

3/26/2007 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FREE RICK KING!!!!!! HE HAS BEEN TAKEN HOSTAGE AT THE K-9 TRAINING CENTER< SEE SECOND CITY K-9 BLOG FOR DETAILS!!!!!!!!!!

3/26/2007 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear they are taking 80 more p.o.'s to TRU I was considering the move there from 003. Can anyone give me some real info on tru besides the regular BS thanks.

3/26/2007 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem with the off-duty nonsense is the hiring of all these college kids. Remember, these kids are used to the drunken party lifestyle. Listen at your role calls, and you'll hear all about last nights silly drunken parties these guys do.

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

The only resignations that have occurred lately are people's integrity. Don't hold your breath.

3/26/2007 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC has spoken about a pending scandal at Homan Square regarding OCS but no one here knows anything about same.
Can anyone tell us what is going to happen? Facts!

3/26/2007 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about sergeant from A1 who looks like Cher for supe! She knows everything just ask her.

3/26/2007 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear they are going to make us wear red noses and big, floppy shoes. It's supposed to enhance our tarnished image. I sure hope it works!

3/26/2007 10:06:00 AM  
Blogger happyjoyjoyjoy said...

the only people who should bitch about inside people are those who want that spot and cant get it. someone has to do it. Do you want it? if not, STFU.
keep meritorious, cap it at 10% and then watch all the clout fight tooth and nail for that 1 out of 10 spot. could be fun enough for popcorn and a nice front seat.

3/26/2007 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TRU is a good spot if you like to work. I have been there for 2-3 years.

Don't believe the things people say on here, go in there and talk to a few guys, they'll tell ya.

3/26/2007 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He will only retire after little Matt gets his merit promotion to LT.

3/26/2007 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please lift the residency requirement. I need more house but cant afford to move up or add on. Some of the local burbs have very attractive affordable homes.
Remember that song? Should I stay or should I go.

anybody have info?

3/26/2007 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the signs are in front of us. Mecklndberg is going to US attorneys office, goodby party for her is this week. Cline's driver is moved to the academy.

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

I dont know how anyone, except Clines friends can say he is the best Sup. They are all political pawns of little Napoleon. Who ever replaces Cline will do the usual. They will get rid of Clines friends and put their own in. Nothing will change. Except, maybe a new name for wolfpacking and the doc.
The black panther thing really shown what a bunch of gutless, clueless, careless( about the fallen) leadership is amongst us.
Their excuse is probably going to be that by keeping silent the issue just faded away.
Somethings you dont keep quit about and this was definitely one of them. Nice example on how not to lead.

3/26/2007 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whens a Sgt's class going to start?? C'mon...one of you at 35th has to have some scoop!

3/26/2007 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude

Your in the 003rd district, what is there to consider

3/26/2007 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey bambi-the shit for TRU has been in the daily bulletin for over 2 mons. Asswipe-if u haven't seen it, then they don't want you.

3/26/2007 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At any moment, any of them might be...

"...retiring to spend more time with the family."

"...retiring to be Chief of Police in (fill in the blank)."

"...retiring to take a position in private industry."

"...retiring to teach at (fill in the blank)University."

"...retiring due to health reasons."

or God help up, "...retiring to take another position in city government."

But, never would you see any of them retire because they fucked up the Department and the working cops or because of scandal or due to disagreement with Daley, Huberman or Charlie Williams.

Do you want to see any one of them disappear overnight, float a rumor that they are considering a run for mayor. They will be gone faster than Miriam Santos, Paul Valas or Charles Ramsey.

3/26/2007 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have 9 years on worked in tru since it started.honestly no complaints.GREAT BOSSES

3/26/2007 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To late P.O's will be detailed in Thursday, 80 already picked.

3/26/2007 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got tired of waiting for Cline to resign, so I did....bye bye brothers and sister in blue!

3/26/2007 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to Abbote and Area 4 Gun Team , you took the heat off of me. Signed, Seiser

3/26/2007 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So much for the seatbelt mission stopping crime. Last monday the 19th in 010 there was a seatbelt mission conducted on 3200 south kedzie (that's where all the factories are at) that took 5 rapid cars out of service including 3 cars that are assigned to the south end of the district. 15 minutes into the mission a call of person shot comes out in the south end of the district and guess what????? one 16 year old gets killed and another 18 year old gets shot. To the citizens that complain about where the police are at during a crime, now you know.

3/26/2007 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark donuhue and the wole fop should resign and we need elect a UNION not a fraternal organization! How about dana starks making 175k a year also and has no responsibility. daley-stroger-blago should all be men and resign!

3/26/2007 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Supt will be here until at least early December...pension considerations.

Prediction: Within one year we will all be wishing he was back.

Book it!

3/26/2007 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:50
You are a little late, they already made their picks for the new 80

3/26/2007 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know why a police sergeant hospitalized in a Northwest side hospital, has two uniformed officers at his hospital door?

3/26/2007 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here’s the problem folks. Have you noticed that a majority of the people really stepping on their dicks are people from “special” units, tactical units, and gun teams?

When people in these units are repeatedly told they are better than the “stupid beat coppers,” after a while they begin to actually believe the kool aide pep talks and act like total JO’s. This is not sour grapes for not getting on tact or one of these units because that would be the last place I would want to be at this point in my career. I saw the mass exodus on the last transfer order and them begging for people in the DB for TRU people so don’t try and tell me that only the best get in-LOL.

I can compare this phenomenon to the brain-dead, clueless parents who always cover, make up excuses, and deny any wrongdoing by their little angel even if it’s caught on camera. Come on, we’ve all had to deal with this before but unfortunately it’s occurring within this department at its highest levels. I’m sure they’ll all get promoted or their job back like smack-my-bitch-up-Abbatte did. Meanwhile, the rest of us suffer.

3/26/2007 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's my take...why not create a secondary employment for licensed liquor p[laces. All other major cities do it. You work you day off on the 3rd/1st watch in uniform with two or three other officers. The establishment pays the city for police security, etc. etc. etc.

3/26/2007 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I hear they are taking 80 more p.o.'s to TRU I was considering the move there from 003. Can anyone give me some real info on tru besides the regular BS thanks.

3/26/2007 06:50:00 AM


Its like anything else on this job...its what YOU make of it! Burned out in 003? Give TRU a try. When that goes sour, move on from there. I personally think that TRU is a bunch of well intentioned young hard chargers that cannot see the forest for the trees due to inexperience, but that is from MY perspective....not too long ago, I probbably would have been begging to go there and grab the city by its nuts...
I guess what I'm saying is that do what YOU want to do when YOU want to do it, because there would be nothing worse than listening to a bunch of other people, not doing what you want, and regretting it later. Plus, you are in 003. If you try TRU and hate it and opt out, where are you going to get dumped? Nowhere any worse than where you already are!

3/26/2007 05:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sal sued the police. FOP was informed but hey, looks like they like the little psychotic tunnel rat. Too bad Sal's other kid won't get on the job now thanks to his second DUI. Who you gonna file a claim against on that one Sal.......Frivolous Police suit... oops I meant, Airborne

3/26/2007 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how does the union boss get duty availability if he is not available for duty. uniform allowance for what his suits. why is sidney one of the few black officers at the union meeting?

3/26/2007 06:00:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

We already saw the video, 11:28pm poster. Repeatedly.

Geraldo Rivera is now interviewing Westcide to get his opinion on this matter. Your dog crap fiasco is interrupting the Anna Nicole news!!!!!

3/26/2007 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
All the signs are in front of us. Mecklndberg is going to US attorneys office, goodby party for her is this week. Cline's driver is moved to the academy.

3/26/2007 11:11:00 AM

Someone else is there also.
Dodging the bullets that are flying at Homan - Guess Who?

3/26/2007 07:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A bit off topic but WTF is with Minnesota? The arab cabbies are refusing to take fares with liquor. It violates their religious beliefs? HUH?! Is it cool for infidels to refuse cabbies because they are muslim looking or arab sand people? America, wake the fuck up! We are being infiltrated and indoctrinated to accept this "religious" BS because allah says so? The end of this great nation is creeping up to our shores and will choke us to death. Allah akbar!

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

the problems in the taverns have nothing to do with Cline

the problem is the egotistical young hair gelled know it all assholes theyre hiring on the job now

With the little penis' and the big egos and my shit dont stink attitudes

They never listen to an older guys advice.
Even in this column theyve insulted me and John Northen
as old farts

Well now let them insult the States attorney, and the IAD.
See if that works

I say fuck them They desreve what they get.

Maybe they can hair gel their way out of this one.

My pension check just arrived see yas

3/26/2007 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does anyone care who the next superintendent is?What difference does it make?None. Plain and simple the mayor runs this dept. He might as well call himself the superintendent.Do you think anyone holding this position has any real say in which direction the dept. is going to go?Not a chance.I say the position of superintendent should be voted for by the rank and file,no white shirts may participate in the vote.The position should have a term of four years at which time the person may run again,if defeated the person goes back wherever he/she came from.The superintendents position must not by any means be beholden to the mayor or any other political office,only to the members of the rank and file who could vote for a recall at any time.This must also coincide with an end to all merritorious promotions within this dept.I would have no problem with merit promotions IF they were legitimate but they actually have NOTHING to do with merit at all.I know alot of hard working officers who do alot for this job and get shit on all the time,most of whome have had multiple civil suites for doing their best and nobody esp. the merit guys even thinks to put them in for an award when it's deserved,but just see how fast they can whip out a cr. I know my little scenario for electing the superintendent by the rank and file will never come to pass but I think this would seriously change the way things are and for the better.

3/26/2007 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the sound of it, 003 is doing better than 005, at least we don't have cameras, or the Meeks that caused them to appear. Added bonus, no C/W......003's no 018, but it ain't 005.



003rd District Copper

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

Anyone know why a police sergeant hospitalized in a Northwest side hospital, has two uniformed officers at his hospital door?


Well not for long now after your big mouth .

3/26/2007 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2100 hrs News this evening:

WGN:
A group of civilian dressed officers allegedly committ a home invasion on the near north side. They tie up and beat a guy and girl asking for large amounts of drug money. They then take the girl to ransack another apartment in Hyde Park with the help of uniformed officers.

FoxNews:
The videotape is now in the hands of States Attorneys and defense attorneys of the Jefferson Tap incident. It shows these five or six officers beating these guys and one of them giving a wave off to the responding units. One of the victims beat to the point he needed facial reconstructive surgery. Charges will be filed as soon as this week. One of the PO's has had three cases of abuse and misconduct already. Let's not even bring up the other asshole that beat down the polish girl.

And now a note to the brass:

Do you guys even investigate the people you hire? Black eye after black eye after black eye can be attributed to your lack of supervision and leadership.
You should all fucking resign.

A note to other pissed off PO's:

It is not too late to transfer to suburban police departments.

3/26/2007 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>We're going to step back for today and hope no one else steps in shit before our PM posting session begins.<<

Well it might look like shit was stepped in. According to Channel 9 there is another allegation of coppers doing a home invasion. But according to the story, there is a chance that these might not be real cops.

3/26/2007 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheriff is an elected position, why can't Supt. be?? Because Daley will lose his power over the police dept. and he will NEVER allow that to happen. It doesn't matter who we get as the new supt. because all they are are puppets for lil dickie. Take the best Blue shirt on the dept. make him supt. and you'll get the same results. Until the douche bag is gone nothing will change.

3/26/2007 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY !!!! 005 aint a bad place to work if your on midnights.

3/26/2007 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would you quit ? Collect a check and dont do shit for it !

3/26/2007 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I go as far back as James B. Conlisk and James Rochford as Superintendent.

Without a doubt in my mind, being the Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department has to be the worst police job in the world.

Could any one of us who really read this blog take that job and not get ulcers, migraines or just go nuts.

There are a few people I'd like to see get that job because I highly respect them. They identify with the working cops and are decent human beings. They would try to better the lot of the working cops and can't stand Daley or some of the exempts frequently mentioned here.

A few of the exempts frequently mentioned here think of the working cops as scum and expendible. They would further destroy this job and the people doing it.

No matter who gets it, God help them and us.

3/26/2007 11:39:00 PM  
Anonymous The Free Rick King Movement said...

FREE RICK KING!!!!!!

Rick King is being held against his will at the K-9 Training Center.

Read the full story:
Free Rick King Blog.

3/27/2007 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

facial reconstructive surgery.

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This is a great way to say-the doctors fixed a broken nose.

My buddy got mugged and the fuckers stole on his face and broke his nose, its a basic re-break and set.

3/27/2007 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem with the off-duty nonsense is the hiring of all these college kids. Remember, these kids are used to the drunken party lifestyle. Listen at your role calls, and you'll hear all about last nights silly drunken parties these guys do.

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Uhhh you don't know what went on in the 60's & 70's.

3/27/2007 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear they are taking 80 more p.o.'s to TRU I was considering the move there from 003. Can anyone give me some real info on tru besides the regular BS thanks.

Yer in 003, of course you should try and go, it's a no-brainer.

3/27/2007 03:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've worked in 4 other Districts before transferring into 003. Not a bad place to work at all. Backup is pretty good, the Sgts. are decent, good places to eat between the District and Hyde Park.
I've never gone home tired, and I've only been forced to work OT on late assignments maybe 3 times in the last 18 months. The W/C's aren't real heavy handed here either. I've never had the chance to work in SOS or TRU, so I can't say what that's like, but from where I sit with 12 years on, and having worked in 4 other Districts before this one, 003 ain't too shabby at all. I've already done some time in 007, 009, 004 and 021, and I can honestly say that I'm in a good place, for now.

3/27/2007 06:06:00 AM  
Anonymous 1st and 16th said...

Anonymous said...

Why would you quit ? Collect a check and dont do shit for it !

3/26/2007 10:33:00 PM

I like your thinking Office, and all you superhero cops out there get a fucking clue! When are you going to wake up and realize what this city is all about. Im a proud dog and there isnt a dam thing you can do about it. I will continue to collect my paychecks and not do a dam thing. Have fun chasing that "jab" I will be sitting in my squad listening to tunes and doing the bare minimun, hahhahaha woof woof! Oh I will not quit cause im here to make some easy money and laugh at all you fools! Now give me my duty check on the 7th of April, man even us dogs get those checks, woof woof woof.

3/27/2007 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a little friendly advice to 3/26/2007 09:17:00P.M., and others who are thinking about jumping to the suburbs.

I have never worked for a suburban department, but I have friends who have. If you are thinking of leaving, do some research about the department or departments you are thinking of going to. Many suburban jobs are great, others are not what they are cracked up to be, and the grass is not always greener on the other side. I had one friend who left the CPD 15 years ago for a suburban job, and has never regretted it and never looked back. Other people I know left for the suburbs and either came back to the CPD or got out of law enforcement altogether. Remember, many suburbs can be very political, even more so than the city, and some demand much more work from their people than the CPD does. Also the element has discovered the suburbs, and plus, there is no place to go to excape a bad boss, or one who has a hard on for you. Whatever you choose to do, I wish you the best of luck, and strongly advise you to take a leave of absence rather than flat out quit if you can.

3/27/2007 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the idiot who said "The problem with the off-duty nonsense is the hiring of all these college kids. Remember, these kids are used to the drunken party lifestyle. Listen at your role calls, and you'll hear all about last nights silly drunken parties these guys do." I know your jealous of these kids that got an education. Yes, Abatte graduated from Yale, and the Area 4 Gun Team all had scholarships to Harvard. It's all the uneducated off duty coppers who are causing all this crap. The badge and the gun are compensation for them to attack yuppies. And it's roll call not role call. Hence my argument for the educated copper. The ones that got this job out of high school can't write for shit or handle conflict.

3/27/2007 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous the cromagnon said...

To the free Rick King guy: f*cking
hilarious! Your what this site is all about.
U would've made a great "Gallows" guy!

3/27/2007 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem with the off-duty nonsense is the hiring of all these college kids. Remember, these kids are used to the drunken party lifestyle. Listen at your role calls, and you'll hear all about last nights silly drunken parties these guys do.

At least we college kids know which "roll" to use when using the term "roll call." Retard.

3/27/2007 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/27/2007 01:52:00 AM

I have over 20 years on and it is not the "college kids" this shit went on years ago, But myself am like barney rubble but realize that years ago we had no video cameras, phone cameras, etc.. now everything you do is being to quote asshole daley "scrutined", the job has changed not for the better. the city wants and gets a bunch of mind numbed robots, but then we have independent thinkers who have a brain and want to be the police and do the right thing. How do we do it? very carfully call a sgt to make a decision if your not sure after all a lot of them are clout babies and make the big money make them all work for it!

3/27/2007 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be careful about bragging about any district or watch. Those idiots from 35th St. will think, if the P.O.s are happy, there must be something wrong. Send in the inspectors and some asshole bosses!

Or, do nothing cops will transfer in looking for an easy gig. Your seniority can actually go down along with the morale of the unit.

3/27/2007 09:55:00 AM  
Blogger happyjoyjoyjoy said...

okay fellow fellows here are the numbers. lets put it to rest for once and all
Grade 9161 has 10,139 people. However there are 22 more grades of P.O. bringing that number to 11,852.
Add the Sgts. 1276, Lts. 269 and Capts. 75, oh and D.Cs 25 that the brings the total to
13,497 police.
in conclusion, woot.

3/27/2007 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know why a police sergeant hospitalized in a Northwest side hospital, has two uniformed officers at his hospital door?

3/26/2007 05:08:00 PM

Yeah asshat! hes a copper. hes one of our own! MYOB! u 2 year f*ckin wonder!
ever hear of taking care of each other??? didnt think so!

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

Anyone know why a police sergeant hospitalized in a Northwest side hospital, has two uniformed officers at his hospital door?

if meeks can have a tact team be traffic bitch's and tillman can have bitch's watch her tree why not a sgt with two p.o.'s

3/27/2007 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we should vote in a new president for f.o.p that can get us more money and lift residency.. and put a clause in that if those two things aren't met we have a revote and those salaries have to go.

3/27/2007 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Phat Phil retires, do you think they'll serve booze at his party?!

3/27/2007 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
2100 hrs News this evening:

WGN:
A group of civilian dressed officers allegedly committ a home invasion on the near north side. They tie up and beat a guy and girl asking for large amounts of drug money. They then take the girl to ransack another apartment in Hyde Park with the help of uniformed officers.

FoxNews:
The videotape is now in the hands of States Attorneys and defense attorneys of the Jefferson Tap incident. It shows these five or six officers beating these guys and one of them giving a wave off to the responding units. One of the victims beat to the point he needed facial reconstructive surgery. Charges will be filed as soon as this week. One of the PO's has had three cases of abuse and misconduct already. Let's not even bring up the other asshole that beat down the polish girl.

And now a note to the brass:

Do you guys even investigate the people you hire? Black eye after black eye after black eye can be attributed to your lack of supervision and leadership.
You should all fucking resign.

A note to other pissed off PO's:

It is not too late to transfer to suburban police departments.

3/26/2007 09:17:00 PM

This blog adds to our pain. Every idiot copper spews hallway gossip on here and it gets picked up by the media. You think these things didnt happen before? You think bar fights and stuff did not occur on this job? You are dumb. I dont agrre with any of these coppers getting caught up, but lets air our dirty laundry inside . Why give the media and other people our goods to make us look bad? Some of these coppers on here need to grow up and shut up! Just in this post there is a few rats talking about coppers gauarding a sgt in the hospital. Do you really want all the bad shit on the news? SHUT YOUR COLLEGE EDUCATED ASSES!

3/27/2007 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went to koledge and I r smart. Poeleesing is ez. Run fast, hit hard and run fast again. Katch me if you kan...

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

whens a Sgt's class going to start?? C'mon...one of you at 35th has to have some scoop!

3/26/2007 11:59:00 AM
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Not til' May. The department wants to see how many will retire in April. (A big retirement month)

3/27/2007 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous sergeant in the hospital said said...

Get those fuckin' P.O.s away from my door!

The bastards are high on the sergeant's list and may try to kill me!!

3/27/2007 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New policy expected for officer complaints
(http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/314824,cline032707.article)

March 27, 2007

BY ANNIE SWEENEY Crime Reporter
Chicago Police Supt. Phil Cline is expected to announce a new policy today regarding how the department investigates excessive use of force complaints against officers.

Cline would like to expedite the process so that the department can move more quickly to take actions against officers when officials believe the allegations are true, department spokeswoman Monique Bond told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Even as Cline was set to discuss the new policy, officers on the Northwest Side apparently ticketed the cars of reporters who were covering a court hearing for Anthony Abbate. He’s an officer accused of beating a female bartender while off-duty last month after becoming enraged when she would not serve him alcohol at Jesse’s Shortstop Inn on the Northwest Side. The beating was caught on tape and has been replayed across the nation.

Abbate has been stripped of his police powers pending termination.

Also at the hearing, held at a small branch court, Abbate reportedly was taken into the courthouse through a private entrance to thwart media access.

These allegations also have reached Cline, who is now demanding an investigation and an explanation into what happened, Bond said.

Deputy Supt. Charles Williams is going to personally handle the investigation and was said to be very concerned about what transpired at the hearing.

Cline’s expected announcement also comes in the wake of a second report of a beating by off-duty officers. Six off-duty cops allegedly beat four patrons on Dec. 15 at the Jefferson Tap & Grille. The beating was allegedly captured by security cameras at the bar, sources said.

asweeney@suntimes.com

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Another new policy Woo Hoo! More expeditiously handled CR investigations. Which means IAD/OPS will really be doing a 1/2 assed job. They can't do an investigation properly to begin with ... Now We're really screwed!

Cline/Williams DEMANDING an investigation as to why the police wrote parking tickets on illegally parked media vehicles.

DO NOT non suit these tickets. If you legally wrote these tickets, they cannot give you an unlawful order to non-suit them. GET READY TO FILE YOUR GRIEVANCES PEOPLE!!!

3/27/2007 04:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police Supt. Phil Cline has ordered an investigation into allegations that officers helped Abbate enter and leave the court building so he didn't have to face the media outside.

For God's Sake! He never comes on to talk about the good we do. Only to f* over more P.O's.

Is there a General Order, Special Order, Dept. Notice that says that this cannot be done???
They are making the rules as they go.
Make the FOP start earning their keep and file grievances for every form of punishment that this Department dishes out.

3/27/2007 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My letter to the Union…

As a member of the FOP bargaining unit, I am tired of the treatment we are receiving from the Department. I am fed up with the FOP’s lack of involvement in the policies and procedures being instilled by this Department. I am fed up with the lack of representation from you with all of the scandal that is going on within our Department.

I am tired of living in this high priced city where taxes have continually risen and continue to rise, the cost of living has continued to rise, medical costs have continued to rise, prescription costs have continued to rise but our pay checks have not risen enough to meet all of these costs. Overtime opportunities are very scarce.
I am tired of the having things taken from me but nothing is being given back.
I am tired of waiting years to have a bare minimum benefit contract agreed upon.

I am tired of paying up-front to further my education in order to be promoted, only to have the City reimburse my out of pocket tuition costs 12-16 weeks later.

Units are getting disbanded in order to create other units. Are you doing anything for the members that are getting dumped to meet the Dept’s new idea on better policing?

Big brother is now watching and listening to us in our patrol cars.

I am tired of taking the blame for the poor leadership of our Command staff.

Where are you? I’m sure I will see you when election time rolls around, begging for my vote.

I’m just fucking tired!

3/27/2007 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You lieing son of a b. 003 is a shit hole. You have every captain no one wants! The new Commander is a shit head. P.O.'s are jumping ship left and right. Good supervisors last no time in 003. You do have good P.O.'s, but they are left to the wolved.

Commander Franklin, get off of our site.

3/27/2007 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I once had chest pains @ work. I went to the hospital and was admitted for observation and tests. The street deputy stopped by to make sure I was comfortable and see if my family needed anything. My district assigned a P.O. to stand watch at my hospital room door around the clock for 3 days.

I was okay. But I never forgot the generousity of my fellow officers and supervisors.

Remember people..in May we come together for a week..as a FAMILY.. to honor our fallen hero's.

In today's climate we should be comming together as a POLICE FAMILY all year long. Remember, the Mayor and Alderman hate us (except for Ald. Burke-Good book by the way,thanks.)The public and the press don't give a shit about us. ALL WE HAVE IS EACH OTHER!(Remember the Thin blue line?)

So to the Sergeant in the hospital..get well soon. And a hearty thank-you to those P.O.s posted outside his room. It's the least we can do for one another, there aren't to many perks anymore on this job!

3/27/2007 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you ever notice how the coppers that are getting in trouble are cops kids? Dad's maybe you should stop telling your sons about all the great times you beat someone up with your buddies off duty, then got shit faced drunk and drove home. Garbage in, garbage out. Nice Job.

3/27/2007 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How mucha doeses that kollege stuff cost?

3/27/2007 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How mucha doeses that kollege stuff cost?

3/27/2007 09:05:00 PM

Eezz free! Uncle Dick forks the bill for kolledge so I can be a better poeleece offisir. Sweet deal. Skoul ani't for fools.

3/27/2007 09:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You lieing son of a b. 003 is a shit hole. You have every captain no one wants! The new Commander is a shit head. P.O.'s are jumping ship left and right. Good supervisors last no time in 003. You do have good P.O.'s, but they are left to the wolved.

Commander Franklin, get off of our site.

3/27/2007 07:35:00 PM

OK FRANKLIN IS NOT A SHIT HEAD!!! FAR FROM IT IS A GOOD BOSS, FRIEND, AND MENTOR. YOU ARE THE SHIT HEAD AND FROM WHAT I HAVE READ YOU MUST BE A DOG.

3/27/2007 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:55
If bragging about 009 will bring about a new DC for us, then I am declaring "009 IS THE GREATEST PLACE TO WORK IN CHICAGO FINEST-LAND. We got the highly trained elite b team and the most awesome bosses in the world!"
Hopefully, 35th St will see how "happy" this old fucker is and bring in some new blood to command this sinking ship.
Suck my nuts you two year wonders!
-old guy in 009

3/27/2007 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want the cpd to post an officer at your door when your in the hospital thats fine, However please ask the Officer first before you do that some of us want our privacy.

3/27/2007 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You lieing son of a b. 003 is a shit hole. You have every captain no one wants! The new Commander is a shit head. P.O.'s are jumping ship left and right. Good supervisors last no time in 003. You do have good P.O.'s, but they are left to the wolved.

Commander Franklin, get off of our site.

3/27/2007 07:35:00 PM

OK FRANKLIN IS NOT A SHIT HEAD!!! FAR FROM IT IS A GOOD BOSS, FRIEND, AND MENTOR. YOU ARE THE SHIT HEAD AND FROM WHAT I HAVE READ YOU MUST BE A DOG.

3/27/2007 09:39:00 PM


SAID FRANKLIN

3/28/2007 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you guys even investigate the people you hire? Black eye after black eye after black eye can be attributed to your lack of supervision and leadership.

*********

Yes they do investigate, but they have chosen to hire certain people with "non-violent" misdemeanor arrests under their belts because the turn out rate for test taking was low and they wanted more minorities to "qualify".
This is not the decision of the PO's. Again its some higher up fool. It also has to do with clout. The bosses kids or those who know someone come on with an attitude that they are invicible and cannot be touched.
YES WE ARE F*ED because of the poor supervision, leadership & politics!

3/28/2007 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JUST SO YOU KNOW ASSHOLE, WHO KEEPS ASKING ABOUT THE SGT IN THE NORTHSIDE HOSPITAL, WHO I WORK FOR , THE GUY WAS ALMOST DEAD THURSDAY NIGHT AND OUR GREAT COMMANDER ALLOWED THE DETAIL TO PROTECT HIM AND TO HELP HIS FAMILY
IN A TIME OF CRISIS , NOT ONLY WERE TWO ASSIGNED BUT TWO MORE FROM HIS TEAM WERE THERE OFF DUTY
TO TAKE CARE OF A GREAT SGT. AND ANYWAY FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO WORRY ABOUT. ON OUR TEAM WE TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER, YOU OBVIOUSLY DON'T NO ANYTHING ABOUT IT BECAUSE YOUR PROBABLY ONE OF THE CHRONIC CRYBABY'S THAT SEEM TO PERMATE THIS BLOG.

3/28/2007 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work in the 3rd District. It is true that Commander Franklin does try to reach out to some officers, but lets be honest, those are only the persons he thinks can impact his career in some way by their affilitation with others on this job. He is extremely arragont, and is one of the many that have been promoted beyond their level of competence.

Capt. Gannell and Capt. Raymond are very selective on who they target and harass. They are as bad as Cynthia White, nope they are worst, at least she does know department procedure and the law, she is just a bitter, sad woman that takes out her aggression on P.O.'s and Sgts., what is their excuse?

I think this is a sad attempt to try and keep 003 in a good light, inspite of the horrible working conditions. We have been targeted even more now since he pissed off all the alderman in our district, the churches and businesses that once were our biggest supporters, simply because of his mouth.

Be honest with yourself, you are an arrogant asshole, you listen to stupid people, you have set us back to the times of Comm. Michael Alexander, and you continue to open your trap. Shut up and leave us alone.

3/29/2007 12:56:00 PM  

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