Friday, July 20, 2007

Hey John and Pat!!

Dear John Henry and Pat Camden,

We guess we can figure out exactly where the media goes when they want to get the opinions of real working police officers. And it isn't your site:
  • The Daily Southtown -"An 8th (Chicago Lawn) district unit was not dispatched to Durkin Park until after another police unit from outside the district inquired over the radio about a possible disturbance at the park," the OEMC release said.

    Ruiz said he didn't know who that other officer was or how he knew about the fight. He referred questions to the police department, but police spokesman Monique Bond said she could not provide any more information Wednesday afternoon.

    Several anonymous posts on a local police blog say the first officer to arrive was a patrolman on special assignment in the Gresham District who got a phone call from a family member at the scene, pleading for help because no police were there.

  • Channel 2 - On the Second City Cop blog, which is written by Chicago Police officers, some have objected to the release of the list, saying it was not appropriate to expose complaints that are found to be without merit. Under the plan to release the list, "The mere fact that a complaint was filed means you are guilty, guilty, guilty. How are we supposed to be disciplined 'meaningfully' if the complaint was without merit in the first place?" a Second City Cop blogger wrote.
Now perhaps John can remove himself from his $60,000 a year job rewriting sanitized press releases for a blog no one reads and start pushing a beat car out here with the rest of us? And Pat can push Skeletor Bonds into the background again?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Skeletor LOL

"I'll get you yet He-Man!!"

7/20/2007 02:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey tribune/sun-times:

Run a story on SCC. Millions of readers can visit this site and see how things are REALLY happening out there.

If John Q Public could see the un-
censored truth, he would demand answers!

7/20/2007 02:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know John Henry, and he is a good guy, leave him alone he is just doing a job. He puts out alot of positive stuff for police.

7/20/2007 02:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eric Zorn is a 1980 graduate of the University of Michigan, where he was a senior editor at the Michigan Daily and a creative-writing/English Literature major.

After serving a four-month internship at the Miami Herald, he came to work at the Chicago Tribune in the summer of 1980. After five years as a feature writer and radio columnist in the Tempo section he moved to the metropolitan news staff, where in late 1986, he became a news-feature columnist.

That column, Hometowns, gradually evolved into the commentary column that bears his name. It runs Tuesdays and Thursdays on the front of the metro section. In August of 2003, he started the Tribune's first Web log, which appears five days a week at In July, 2006, highlights of that Web log began appearing in the Sunday Metro section.

He is a co-author of the 1990 book, "Murder of Innocence," an exploration of the life and tragic rampage of Winnetka schoolhouse killer Laurie Dann.

Zorn, his wife Johanna (an executive producer at WBEZ-FM, Chicago's public radio station) and their three children live on the city's Northwest Side.

Old-time American string-band music, American and English country dancing, golf, running, politics, singin' parties, communications technology gadgets and pointless, idle gossip and speculation.

7/20/2007 02:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice Statement from 40th Ward Alderman Patrick O'Connor on the OPS Revamp:

Ald. Patrick O'Connor (40th) sounded a cautionary note.

"We do this today so the public knows . . . we have a policy that says officers cannot cross a line," he said. "But we also should be cognizant of the fact that every complaint is not a justified complaint."

O'Connor said that as a young lawyer he represented officers who were the subject of wrongdoing allegations.

"There were times when officers could hit a house on a warrant of a known gang member, a known drug dealer, a known gun owner and in that house they would take out weapons and drugsā€”and a crib sheet on how to call OPS, on how to complain against the police officer because they knew that one of the best ways to prevent effective police work is . . . by making it impossible for [the officer] to perform his work."

7/20/2007 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aw, c'mon. I read it...

7/20/2007 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I second the motion to leave John Henry alone. He and his brother, Tom, before he died, put in their time and paid their dues and John worked a beat car or walked a beat for more than 20 years before making detective and only came inside in the last couple of years. He's been, by far, one of the most involved coppers I knew in my 25 years. God bless both John and Tom Henry and their families.

7/20/2007 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give me a break....the chicago politician makes a ton of money of off these gangs.

The money being paid to them is unreal. Thats it why the hands of the police are tied. I for one am sick of beying ortrayed as a bad guy. The media, the mayor, aldergoofs etc.. They are blaming the police for eveything.

When will our modern day Al Capone of a mayor (Mayor Daley) finally be investigated?

Its typical chicago corruption. Show up for your 8 hours and let the streets turn to shit.

Let the citizens really get a taste of what these political pieces of dirt have done to this city. Once the crime has run wild let them scream for police service.

Stick together.

7/20/2007 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice mention SCC. Is this your first? I'm sure it can't be.

P.S. Fuck you all media.

7/20/2007 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Optimus Prime said...

Perhaps I'm out of the loop, Who is John Henry? Wasn't he trying to freeze his father's head after the last man to bat .400 died?

7/20/2007 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This site is done now, great job puking for the media !

7/20/2007 09:33:00 AM  
Blogger Rue St. Michel said...

What a great post, SCC. 'Skeletor' and 'George Hamilton' are biting their thumbs right now. Man that was such a sweet stab at both those sycophants.

Success is the greatest revenge!

I will have such revenges on you both,
That all the world shall -- I will do such things, --
What they are, yet I know not: but they shall be
The terrors of the earth.

~ Shakespeare's "King Lear"

7/20/2007 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"O'Connor said that as a young lawyer he represented officers who were the subject of wrongdoing allegations."

As one who knows, he speaks the truth. He represented me. FOP hired him for me way back. It was the luck of the draw, and I lucked out. He was a class act all the way. He was the only bright spot in a process where IAD was out to jam me one way or the other with no good reason other than they thought smoke proved there was fire. They were wrong and O'Connor professionally, and deliberately, shot them out of the water, bit by bit, step by step. He is extremely competent & charismatic. And do not let the leprechaun-looking persona fool you, he knows his stuff. I was, and still am, happy to have made his acquaintance, and I thank him, once again, for sticking up for me. On top of all, he even gave me a ride home from the Police Board. And he was off the clock when he did it. And no, it wasn't because I was a hottee. I was a mid-thirties family man in a jam and he helped me out. And you may not want to hear this one either, but, thank you FOP. I was glad to have you, too.

7/20/2007 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If John Q Public could see the un-
censored truth, he would demand answers!

7/20/2007 02:18:00 AM

Yeah, that would really help our situation a lot. Nothing like the blaring racisim, 3rd grade mentality and name calling found here daily to get the public on our side. And that's WITH major editing already being done by SCC.

7/20/2007 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


7/20/2007 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patrick O'Connor should be mayor not that toad we have now! Wish you had more power Pat!

7/20/2007 12:42:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

SCC, had the entire bus full of people laughing at your writing on my mobile web. They LOVE you!!
Great job.

Skeletor... oh hell no you didn't say that...LOL

7/20/2007 08:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get the heck out of here SCC!! You are famous! I love it! I might just start watching the news now, and reading the papers just to see if my post gets mentioned! GREAT JOB keeping it REAL!

See.....we DO need shirts! How many times do we need to say it!?

7/20/2007 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Publish the rap sheets of the people that have made the claims against Chicago Police Officers. Then, let the public decide who to believe. It's only fair right? Let's take a look at their background too.

7/20/2007 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous the rock said...

Leomemorial...thank you 4 not forgetting about Jose. thats a nice picture next to your comment

7/21/2007 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Post Rap sheets in the newspaper of the complaint, I love it. The poor innocent arrestee who needs to get back at the police because he did wrong won't like that.

7/21/2007 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone else notice alot of extra booty meat hanging out of Camdens summer thong lately ?

7/22/2007 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ald. O'connor voted yes, it was a unaminous vote. He too will not cross Daley. What Daley wants, Daley gets. O'Connor can talk all he wants, he still voted yes. If he would of voted no, he would get my repect, but he folded just like the rest of the lemmings.

7/22/2007 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the blame for the Durkin Park incident is on the gang-banger thugs who are attempting to bully their way into that neighborhood, but also mainly with Daley for failing to hire enough police to cover the entire city at one time, and with Cline, for stripping lower crime neighborhoods of their officers, and playing a City-Wide Shell Game to try to rob peter to pay paul. Why the fire Dept took so long to show up was probably because there was no on-scene police priotection for them to enter a hostile situation. Hopefully all victims will get well and sue all the above for punitive damages for this fiasco, which is happening more and more in the city's neighborhoods after being stripped of its patrol and tact officers. Time for a tax revolt.

7/22/2007 01:16:00 PM  

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