Saturday, July 14, 2007

Iowa Stupidity

  • A Chicago Police officer has been sentenced to five years in prison. He says he was defending himself against a drunken attacker while off-duty in Iowa. A judge in Dubuque, Iowa, says the police officer should have simply run away.
So now we're required to run away from attacks? Even off duty?
  • This is not just a question of whether the punishment fits the crime. Chicago Police Officer Mike Mette says there was no crime. Nevertheless, a judge in Iowa this week sentenced Mette to five years behind bars for slugging a Dubuque college student, even though the judge admits Mette was being attacked at the time. No one is disputing the facts of the case of what happened that night, only the outcome is being questioned.
  • When the case went to a bench trial in December, Dubuque County Judge Monica Ackley found that Chicago Police Officer Mike Mette "was not the initial aggressor of this incident," Jake Gothard was. Nevertheless, Judge Ackley ruled that Mette was guilty, because even after Gothard struck him three times, Mette should have just ignored it and retreated.
We're hearing rumblings that John Kass is going to make this a column on Sunday. This would appear to be a case of an over zealous prosecutor attempting to make a name for himself and a complicit judge abetting this miscarriage.

One would hope that after Goudie's piece on the news Friday night and if Kass covers this Sunday that the next step would be a public statement of support from the Superintendent's Office and maybe a few more exempts. This is some of the stupidest crap we've seen come out of Iowa in a long time.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

then fuck iowa, and everything that has to do with iowa, what complete bullshit!

7/14/2007 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I give a rats ass about what Chuck Goudy or Mike Cass fucking do! This poor copper is going to prison for 5 yrs!!! The Mayor, Superintendent, and whoever the fuck else that actually matters should make a direct public appeal to the President for an immediate pardon! Im done!!! This city and the rest of the fucking liberal jagoffs in this country can fucking rot while they pay me for the next 8 years. If it's not my family, friends or other coppers you're on your own!

7/14/2007 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you don't here of a comment from any of our leaders regarding this issue it will just re-confirm the total lack of leadership within. You know you won't here a peep from the two that are in the running for Sup. Integrity and boss should never be in the same sentence unless; lack of, is IN FRONT OF IT

7/14/2007 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This country is doomed, commonsense and justice are gone.

How can the great American citizenry be so ambivalent and ignorant to what is happening to our great nation?

For an injustice of this magnitude to occur in a conservative rural state like Iowa stuns me.

I pray that Officer Mette receives justice and that this nation wakes up from its slumber.

7/14/2007 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Superintendent Phil Cline must intercede on this officers behalf and initiate media interviews broadcast here and in Iowa to illustrate the ludicrousy of this verdict. He also needs to contact the Chief of Police Assosciation to demand justice for one of his officers.

The Superintendent is a lameduck and always stated if you are RIGHT I will go to bat for you. Now is the time to bat Phil.

Boys and girls demand that Phil takes action before he departs office. This is an unprecedented INJUSTICE and a huge miscarriage of justice.

Where is the FOP??? Always MIA, why do we even have a union? Did Mark call the FOP in Iowa about this injustice?

7/14/2007 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it's not my family, friends or other coppers you're on your own!

7/14/2007 12:44:00 AM

Officer Mette was directly and violently assaulted as well as his brother on his brothers property.
Is anyone in total shock here? As a CPD officer I thought I heard it all, boy was I wrong.

7/14/2007 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will hammer everyone from Iowa the rest of my career with tickets and the lock-up when it could be an ANOV or a "go home".

7/14/2007 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TIME TO TAKE ACTION!!!

THIS BS NEEDS TO STOP, NO MORE ABUSE OF THE POLICE.

FLOOD THE FOP WITH PHONE CALLS DEMANDING ACTION,CALL YOUR ALDERMAN,CITYHALL AND THE MEDIA.

PASS THE WORD AROUND AND DEMAND THAT YOUR FELLOW OFFICERS TAKE ACTION. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH,HOW MANY GOOD COPPERS ARE GOING TO GET RAILROADED? YOU MIGHT BE THE NEXT ONE,PLEASE TAKE ACTION NOW!!!

7/14/2007 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just looked up the story online and all the various news outlets take the basic tact and fact you do.

This is crazy. The idiot who started the fight is now considering civil action against Mette.

Just like police need to use discretion on who to arrest prosecutors need to use their brains on who to charge.

Don't even get me started on the judge.

The only question I have is why the Dubuque Police arrested Mette. It would be interesting to know why.

By the way the President can't pardon Mette. I assume that only the Governor of Iowa can since it was a state charge. I don't know what power the governor has in Iowa as to that.

7/14/2007 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The judiciary in the US have completely lost touch with reality.

The police are now the target, not the criminal. RIGHT IS NOW WRONG or so they are telling us. This is beyond Orwellian. The defenders of the peace must lay seige,we are the vanguard.

To all the young coppers out there WAKEUP, you could be next.

DEMAND JUSTICE FOR OFFICER METTE

7/14/2007 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, can you post the link to Channel 7? I'd like to see the video of this.

7/14/2007 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

let's go to dubuque and protest...the idiots wouldn't hesitate to come here. let me see a dubuque officer in chicago...fuck them, and that judge can rot too. someone follows me to my place and he'll take what's coming to him...and i'm a girl dammit! the numb nuts officer shoulda arrested the other guy!!! this ain't rocket science folks!!

7/14/2007 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT IS THE FOP DOING ABOUT THIS?
IS THERE A COLLECTION FOR THIS COPPER TO MOUNT AN APPEAL? WHERE DO WE CONTRIBUTE? NONE OF THIS SHOULD TAKE THIS LYING DOWN. THIS COULD BE ANY OF US WHILE ON VACATION WITH OUR FAMILIES. WHAT AN OUTRAGE!!!

7/14/2007 01:22:00 AM  
Blogger vinnie said...

Imagine how much time he would have gotten if he hadn't been a cop.
Should that make a difference?
Lets face it you guys have a hard job, but you are just people. People go to jail for stupid laws and judges every day.
But hey I will give you the benefit of the doubt. If you can assure me beyond a reasonable doubt that there is no combination of prosecutor, judge and cop in your city that could have done the same thing to a normal citizen then I will feel for the guy.

7/14/2007 01:22:00 AM  
Blogger SECOND CITY SARGE said...

SCC you are correct in questioning the prosecutor and the judge, but what floors me is that a police officer or detective had to make an arrest in the first place.

7/14/2007 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a shame.....I know this officer and he does a great job out there....Somebody has to do something....Im tired of the police being the whipping boys of this city and now this country....This is a very,very sad day for this department !!!!

7/14/2007 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

now i've heard everything. what is a person to do ? let some guy knock him out because of the precedent set out of this backwards state where one will be made to be fearful of prosecution for protecting himself? this is a fuckjob in the worst way. this guy really needs our help on this one. if these are the actual facts of the case, i'll donate to help get this guy unfucked.

7/14/2007 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes judge was correct so lets extend this logic back to the Judges. Lefkow should have cleared her elderly family out of the house in anticipation. Because the fact that her family was their and might have resisted the aggressor they should have escaped the attack of that deranged hillbilly. Thus saying "Please don’t kill me" makes them liable they should have crawled away. YOU JUDGES SICKEN ME"

7/14/2007 01:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, are the revs gonna march? And the Union BETTER say something PUBLICLY!! And I actually give credit to Chuck Goudie and Channel 7...they presented a fair story. Gave the copper air time, his own words. What a shame. What a sham. Is there a bus going over there to protest, and if not, how can we get one?

7/14/2007 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Something tells me this is a backlash for the Abbate and Jefferson Tap videos.

They must have finally gotten electricity and cable TV in Podunk and the irresponsible media must have played those tapes like they did here. How could the judge and jury not be influenced be this; a Chicago Cop, he must be guilty of something.

Maybe now the city attorneys and officer's defense attorneys should demand a GAG ORDER in these situations.

Beware, Richie likes cameras, and has said he wants to make Chicago like London in that way. He has proposed that certain businesses be required to have surveillance video systems.

BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU!

7/14/2007 02:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, but you forgot the part where he was fired from the city. The article I read doesnt specify if he was fired as a result of this, because of a FELONY conviction, or some unrelated matter. Anyone know? The article also said that he did walk away, only to be followed by the college student back to Mettes brothers property where the student then proceeded to hit him 3 times. Poor guy probably took a bench trial thinking that with his knowledge of the law, the judge would easily see that this was a case of self defense.
Only the outcome is being questioned?? So if the student just received a black eye from the incident he would have been found not guilty even though Mettes intent was the same (to stop the attack). The only question is were his actions reasonable. It doesn't matter if you suffer brain damage as a result of being punched if it was a reasonable response. If some drunken fool follows me and is being verbally abusive and then proceeds to hit me 3 times, I would say a reasonable response would be to hit him back. Unless there is a lot more to this story then I read, this is a complete miscarriage of justice and shows a gross predjudice towards police officers. This judge should be taken off of the bench. Hopefully he wins in an appeal and then sues to get his job back (if he still wants it after all this).

7/14/2007 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did they omit, by accident of course, that the P.O.'s brother was being attacked by a drunken minor (much taller, and well built) that was served at a local establishment after prom????

i think not.

SCC: you rightfully advocate protecting your family. now this happens.

it is time to repay those from iowa with justified sandbagging.

7/14/2007 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, this is an outrage. So imagine if you shoot some mutt off duty who walks in your house. Mette gets 5 years for DEFENDING himself with a punch. What are we supposed to do now? Be a bunch of pussies? Where does the line get drawn??

7/14/2007 02:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic...Richie in Rio

I hope he gets the Tropical Trots while down there trying to sell Chicago as the site of the 2016 Olympics.

It would be great if some investigative reporter could uncover how this trip is being paid for and a few other details. Like is our money being used to influence (bribe) the Olympic committee.

If Rio gets the nod it will be the first Olympics to be held in South America. We can only hope because if we get it the cost to the citizens will be enormous.

7/14/2007 02:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's time for a road trip!

7/14/2007 03:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU GOTTA BE FUCKING KIDDING ME RIGHT!!! IS THIS A JOKE, IF NOT I'M CALLING M.SEISER RIGHT KNOW SO HE CAN TELL HIS FORMER SKULL AND CROSSBONE BROTHER G.BUSH ABOUT THIS GREAT INJUSTICE. IF THAT DOESN'T WORK I'M SURE HE'LL GO TO IOWA HIMSELF AND ROUNDHOUSE KICK THIS JUDGE IN THE HEAD AND BREAK THIS INNOCENT MAN OUT OF THE SLAMMER.WHAT A FUCKING SHAME!! WHAT'S NEXT AN ON DUTY COPPER GETS CHARGED WITH SOMETHING BECAUSE HE/SHE HAD TO LAY HANDS ON SOMEONE THAT WAS FIGHTING THEM.I GUESS THE MORAL OF THE STORY IN LIBERAL LALA LAND IS JUST GET YOUR ASS KICKED AND AFTER YOU GET YOUR ASS KICKED THEN YOU SHOULD APOLOGIZE FOR NOT BLEEDING ENOUGH.WOW!! AND I'M SUPPOSED TO PROTECT PEOPLE LIKE THIS. I AGREE WITH 12:44 AM FAMILY,FRIENDS AND COPPERS ANYONE ELSE CAN KISS MY ASS FOR THE NEXT 25 YEARS.FUCK THE WORLD MOM!!!

7/14/2007 03:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A day will come when people will appreciate their police. It is coming sooner than most think I fear.

7/14/2007 03:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At first I was going to say: "Someone ought to take a trip out to the sticks and teach these hillbillys a lesson in etiquette"

But then I realized: this judge and prosecutor have a legitimate beef against Chicago. This copper isn't the issue, it is the arrogance of the City of Chicago that is the issue

MOST Americans citizens live somewhere in the USA that allows them their the freedom to protect themselves in the face of immediate threats.

Currently, 48 U.S. states allow some form of concealed-carry of firearms for qualified citizens. Illinois (and especially Chicago) is not one of those places.

I don't blame this judge or prosecutor in the least for making such a powerful political statement. "Hmm, a Chicago police officer, eh? Aren't those the same Nazis that steal people's guns and put folks in jail for excercising their 2nd Amendment rights?"

As ye sow, so shall ye reap!

7/14/2007 03:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This poor officer is being done a great injustice. The judge claims the officer should have ran away instead of defending himself? The department better issue a statement backing this officer and his actions or moral is going to go even lower if thats even possible. They way things are going the public is getting a message that we as police officers are now human punching bags, so feel free to take some free blows. Let me know when the benefit is, because there better be one. We need to support each other because nobody elese will.

7/14/2007 04:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, you're headline should more likely read:

Illinois Stupidity Comes Home to Roost

As I'm sure you remember, Hale DeMar was the Wilmette hero who shot the sh!thead trying to burglarize his house (for the 2nd time).

Wilmette authorities, in their infinite wisdom choose to prosecute DeMar on weapons charges. Asked today why he continues to fight Wilmette, even though legal fees could end up costing him thousands of dollars, DeMar said, "It's a question of (village officials) usurping my right to defend my home. I don't think the municipality has a right to contravene my 2nd Amendment rights."

Rural people aren't just slack-jawed yokles. They actually keep up with the news. With such an offensive attitude towards the 2nd Amendment, Illinois people (especially law enforcement) are going to have to pay the piper when it comes to such matters.

I feel bad for the copper, but I don't blame the Iowa folks in the least. So you see, it's not "Iowa stupidity", it's pure genius!

What the F*CK else is going to wake up these Chicago Democrat-voting sheeple (including us)?

7/14/2007 04:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say we each mail a brick to either the Judge or the Prosecutor. I'd spend the $10 to do it.

7/14/2007 04:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know the details on the two coppers that passed away this weekend?

7/14/2007 04:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is fucking crazy! It's enough we have all these clout baby fuck Supervisors who have never been the police go out of their way to fuck some poor policeman in a CR or off duty bullshit that would other wise be looked at as BULLLSHIT. If it had been an average Joe Citizen, noone would give a fuck!!!!!

But to expect our Top Brass to defend a copper who got into trouble out of State? Are you all fucking crazy? We'd be fucked just like that poor guy. Like any media driven incident, we as the Police are supposed to Lay down when Off-Duty, and when where being attacked in Public. Wether it be at a bar, restaurant, Jewel Parking Lot, whatever etc... This is fucking ridiculous. That's why I tell everyone I meet I'm a Garbageman or used car salesman. NOBODY Will Fuck with you cause they don't care. They now have nothing on you. The worst part? Just think when you have to defend yourself or your family in public... are we supposed to lay down then? They tied are hands on duty, and thanks to that piece of shit ABATTE and Powers kid and crew? Our hands are even more tied off-duty. I have about 5 Years until I retire. I certainly wont have the age, and certainly won't have a whole lot when I do leave at 20 years, but one thing's for sure... when I go to jail for defending myself, it wont be as a policeman, it will be as an average Joe! And the case report will read: He's unemployed.

If I learned anything on this job that applies to On and Off-Duty shit... "They don't pay us enough to fight, and they certainly don't pay us enough to get our asses kicked!"

I'm sick of this fucking Police hating, Police Bashing Bullshit. It's not even worth it anymore!!!!

7/14/2007 04:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I heard this story my jaw dropped to the ground! I am not going to even get into the bullshit of the case, prosecutor and judge. The sad thing is that our department and bosses have already spoken. That officer is on unpaid leave pending his seperation from the department. Instead of looking at the facts of this incident and coming to this officers defense in a situation that is clearly WRONG and UNJUST the department is just going through the motions as if he was a real criminal!

7/14/2007 05:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was visiting Galena recently and heard about the case. The punk that got slugged by the Copper is family of a politcian. Let'em start from there.

7/14/2007 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Second Sarge has a link to e-mail the Guv. of Iowa, get it up here and e-mail his head off

7/14/2007 06:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great link, SCC, just watched the video. Goudie actually did a good job. This asshole that got slugged by the PO has got to be "connected". Its hard to believe that the judge and prosecuter are pulling off something so blatant. Perhaps a competent investigator can show the connections between this asshole's family and some politician.
Either way, this sucks!!!!

7/14/2007 06:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Old Grey Guy said...

Memo to 7/14/2007 12:45:00 AM

Iowa is far from being a conservative state. Our neighbors to the west have always had a left leaning slant to things. It is more than a coincidence that the first "caucus" in presidential elections is held there. Remember they were the first ones to give us George McGovern, Jimmy "the Commie" Carter, and "Algore the Ass."

Lefties in bib overalls that's all they are.

7/14/2007 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

0354, give me a break you stroke. Everything is wrong is because we a have a MCC against firearms. Give it up. It has morre to do with the liberalization of our justice system. I doubt they truly give a shit about Daley's gun laws. This has nothing to do with it. You are probably upset because you got your ass kicked and need a gun to protect yourself.

7/14/2007 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in peace PO Wayne Smith Jr. Godspeed.

7/14/2007 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF I AM IN A BAR (AND I ALWAYS AM) AND I'M HAVING A GOOD TIME WITH MY FRIENDS AND SOME BLOWJOB STARTS WITH ME BECAUSE HE'S SO SO TOUGH. I AM TAKING TWO TO THE FACE FALLING INTO THE FETAL POSITION, GETTING THE DUDE THAT HIT ME LOCKED UP, GOING TO THE HOSPITAL AND GETTING ALL REQUIRED PAPERWORK, CALLING MY LAWYER IMMEDIATELY, AND SUEING THE SHIT OUT OF THE CITY FOR DAMAGES FOR NOT ALLOWING ME TO DEFEND MYSELF IN AN ATTACK, DUE TO FEAR OF LOSING MY JOB.

7/14/2007 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch the liberal word here, Judge Ackley is a card carrying repuplican.

7/14/2007 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The time for action is now!!!!! I means this from my very soul, we need to march on Dubuqe, Ia right now.

SCC its time for you to use this forum to set up a meeting place and get at least 100 (it should be 1,000) Chicago Police Officers. To protest outside either the courthouse or police station in Iowa. Goudie has opened the door for us its time to walk in. I will gladly take time due for this. We need to take action for one of our own and not be pushed around anymore!!!!!

Somebody lead and I will follow!!!

7/14/2007 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why cops guns should be kept in the radio room. No gun off duty, No trouble. That gun and badge makes these guys tough off-duty.

7/14/2007 07:38:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

For openers, I will not rest until MICHAEL METTE is exonerated by the State of Iowa and restored to the CPD with full senority and back pay.

In his last days as Superintendent, Philip Cline now has the opportunity to do the right thing.

I'm also waiting for the response of FOP Lodge 7 and Chuck Canterbury.

7/14/2007 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will hammer everyone from Iowa the rest of my career with tickets and the lock-up when it could be an ANOV or a "go home".

7/14/2007 01:02:00 AM

that will not solve the problem .it is the judge and the prosecutor those are the ones that should be held accountable....

7/14/2007 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

then fuck iowa, and everything that has to do with iowa, what complete bullshit!

7/14/2007 12:40:00 AM

I will hammer everyone from Iowa the rest of my career with tickets and the lock-up when it could be an ANOV or a "go home".

7/14/2007 01:02:00 AM

Ah yes, two examples of the genius level of intelligence needed to become a CPD officer.

7/14/2007 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Toubabou said...

Old Grey Guy has a lot of it. Iowa is in some ways more liberal than Illinois, albeit without a lovely Chicago problem. Concealed carry there is "may issue", which means you have to be connected. Apparently there's no castle doctrine, meaning you have a duty to retreat when attacked.

OT, but they also have imprisoned people for homeschooling their children in Iowa, which would not happen in Illinois (for the time-being.)

Also off topic, what lovely attitudes and mouths some of you coppers have. I don't expect you to be happy about this, but this isn't about you, you know. If you don't want to "serve and protect" then get a different job, but to say that you're going to abuse your authority to get back at Iowegians for this is as stupid as what this judge did. It's a bad situation, and it's a pocket of blue la-la land here in the heartland, but it disgusts me to hear you guys do the victim act. When it comes down to it, you can hang up your gun and your badge and take your chances with the rest of us sheep, you know.

7/14/2007 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC & 2:08

Big Dick likes to be like London...try this link on for size

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070713/ap_on_re_eu/britain_cop_cam

7/14/2007 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The damn fools are trying to throw out the baby (Mette) with the bathwater (Abbate).

Enough is enough!

7/14/2007 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the FOP??? Always MIA, why do we even have a union? Did Mark call the FOP in Iowa about this injustice?

FOP is not a union. FOP will not even get involved.

As for all you hard charging coppers. I hope this is a lesson. I refuse to do anything. I will not even make an arrest. I want this city to fuckin burn that it may take 90% of the bleeding heart liberals with it.

If this incident doesnt make you stop...nothing will. The time is now. Mayor Daley needs to be shut down. Makes me sick how we dont stick together. At least the Fireman can be proud. They are a brotherhood. We as Police are pathetic. Work stoppage now. Answer your calls thats it.

Oh and by The way...
Hey Iowa....FUCK YOU!

7/14/2007 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a sign to raise the white flag of surrender in this country. When a citizen cannot defend himself from an act of aggression, and is expected to run away, we are doomed. Thank you Judge and Dubuque PD for declaring open season on police officers. . . . We we are expected to be punching bags, we have lost the war.

7/14/2007 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I will hammer everyone from Iowa the rest of my career with tickets and the lock-up when it could be an ANOV or a "go home".

7/14/2007 01:02:00 AM

And that makes you better than these idiots from Iowa how?? Not a very mature response. Did the people from Iowa do this or was it a states attorney/judge? Use some common sense.

7/14/2007 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Saturday slum-times calls it a "beating". Both sides of the story? Not!

7/14/2007 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

ONCE AGAIN A WHOLE LOT OF OUT RAGE BUTTTTTTT ALL WE ARE DOING IS TYPING INTO ARE HOME COMPUTERS.

CLINE NOT GOING TO DO A DAMN THING.
HE MOVE QUICK WHEN HIS SON GOT PUNKED ON THE CTA.

THE MAYOR AINT GONNA DO SHIT. HE IS TANNING IT UP IN RIO.

FOP WELL THEY COULD CONTACT THE LOCAL LODGE THERE. TOO MUCH TROUBLE WE ARE ALL BROTHERS WHEN WE ARE AT THE BAR BUT WHEN THE CHIPS FALL THAT GUYS OUT OF LUCK.

BROTHERS IN BLUE ITS LAUGHABLE
I ALSO HAVE NOTCED FUNDRAISER FOR GUY WHO DONT NEED IT. THE OFFICERS THAT DONT HANG OUT ARE SHIT OUT OF LUCK.

I WISH HIM GOOD LUCK WITH BACK UP LIKE US HE MAY AS WELL INLIST THE HELP OF WHEEL CHAIR BOUND GIRL SCOUTS THAT ARE BLIND

7/14/2007 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I was visiting Galena recently and heard about the case. The punk that got slugged by the Copper is family of a politcian. Let'em start from there.

7/14/2007 06:00:00 AM

AGAIN HAS TO BE A PUNK CLOUT KID! SEE HOW CLOUT WORKS! LIKE I SAID BEFORE I AM A PROUD MEMBER OF THE KMA CLUB AND WILL DO NOTHING AT ALL THAT I DO NOT HAVE TO DO FUCK THIS DEPT AND THE LIBERAL PUKES THAT RUN IT! IF CLINE DOES NOT STAND UP FOR THIS COPPER HE HAS NO MORAL STANDARDS AT ALL! THE COPPER DEFENDED HIMSELF AFTER AND ONLY AFTER BEING ATTCKED NOW THEY WANT HIM IN JAIL! I ALSO WILL HUNT FOR IOWA PLATES ANY VIOLATION THE FUCK YOU IS ON BROTHERS! BE SAFE DO NOTHING FUCK THE ANIMALS IN THIS CITY AND THE GANG BANGING MUNOZ ALDERCLOWNS!

7/14/2007 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LETS HOPE THE JUDGE GETS ATTACKED
AND HE HAS TO DEFEND HIM SELF.
MAYBE THAT ASS HOLE CAN GET 5 YEARS ALONG SIDE OF SOME OF THE
CRIMINALS HOPEFULLY HE SENT --IF HE DID

7/14/2007 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now were talking SCC, This officer is the one we need to stand behind and give our full support too, not the Jefferson tap goofs.How ridiculous! police officers are not to defend themselfs. This is what happens to officers without juice.

7/14/2007 09:44:00 AM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

It's time for a road trip!
7/14/2007 03:20:00 AM


I'll join you! My dad always taught me to let the other person throw the first punch, then beat their ass into the ground.

What injustice.

7/14/2007 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to make my own pin that says "Free Officer Mike Mette" and wear it below my star.

SCC Sgt is right. the fact that the arrest was even made in the first place makes no sense.

7/14/2007 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic, but SCC, have you heard anything about P.O. Bob Rawa from Canine? Heard he was found slumped over the wheel, but no other details other than he passed away.

This is a VERY GOOD guy and a great copper. Don't want to rumor monger, just looking for the truth as I have been IOD for a while and am kind of out of the loop.

7/14/2007 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just looked up the story online and all the various news outlets take the basic tact and fact you do.

This is crazy. The idiot who started the fight is now considering civil action against Mette.

Just like police need to use discretion on who to arrest prosecutors need to use their brains on who to charge.

Don't even get me started on the judge.

The only question I have is why the Dubuque Police arrested Mette. It would be interesting to know why.

By the way the President can't pardon Mette. I assume that only the Governor of Iowa can since it was a state charge. I don't know what power the governor has in Iowa as to that.


Understand something what has happened to this officer is what happened in North Carolina to the collage students(stripper rape case). Present Bush pardons Libby yet the border patrol agents go to jail. Police officers no justice! only just us.

7/14/2007 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FUCKING SHAME!! WHAT'S NEXT AN ON DUTY COPPER GETS CHARGED WITH SOMETHING BECAUSE HE/SHE HAD TO LAY HANDS ON SOMEONE THAT WAS FIGHTING THEM.I GUESS THE MORAL OF THE STORY IN LIBERAL LALA LAND IS JUST GET YOUR ASS KICKED AND AFTER YOU

Sorry to disappoint you however on duty officers on this job have been fired and charge for laying hands on a combated (if the officer had no juice).

7/14/2007 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last time I look IOWA was not a bastion of LIBERALS! Once again without benefit of the court files, testimony, or evidences........there are still some who think coppers can't do no wrong and when they do the world should look the other way. The Mayor, superintendent don't have any juice in IOWA and their big city, liberal democratic response wouldn't make it pass the public toliets. Chicago Officers should stay out of bars and Iowa, Wisconsin and other points not mentioned

7/14/2007 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw this story on Channel 7. Unless there is more to this story, this is a complete and total miscarriage of justice! Where is FOP and the leadership of this department regarding this incident? Does anyone have any ideas of how to help this poor guy out? How about on line petitions and or letters to the Governor of Iowa. Are people running a benefit for him. Though I don't know this officer personally, I would certainly contribute. And to those of you like 7/14/2007 03:54:00 & 04:09:00 who blame this verdict on our misguided gun policies and liberalism of this city's leadership, shame on you, you are totally wrong. There should be no connection between that and this unjust verdict. Also to "Old Grey Guy" you are right, many of these so called good hard working people in Iowa, Wisconsin amd Minnesota are a lot more liberal than you might think. I know, I have family in Iowa.

7/14/2007 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the FOP??? Always MIA, why do we even have a union? Did Mark call the FOP in Iowa about this injustice?

7/14/2007 12:59:00 AM

It only took 5 post for someone to ask the ineviditable question "where is the fop?"
There is no FOP lodges in Iowa.

7/14/2007 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is such bullshit. I got pissed after I read that article that I had to send a scathing email to Dubuque, Iowa PD and give them a piece of my mind. Bunch of redneck numbskulls. Here is the link to the PD if anyone wants to send them their thoughts.

police@cityofdubuque.org

7/14/2007 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mette should have just ignored it and retreated.
--

AAAAAAAAHHHAHAHAHA

I choose to ignore this man punching me in the face!

I wonder how long the judge could ignore Mike if he got up and starting punching him!

7/14/2007 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Contact the chief of Dubuque police. Let your feelings be known. The statement below on the website says our comments are invited.



http://www.cityofdubuque.org/index.cfm?pageid=32

7/14/2007 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

515.281.5211 this is the phone number to iowa governor....flood his line this day and every day...

7/14/2007 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't blame this judge or prosecutor in the least for making such a powerful political statement. "Hmm, a Chicago police officer, eh? Aren't those the same Nazis that steal people's guns and put folks in jail for excercising their 2nd Amendment rights?"

As ye sow, so shall ye reap!

7/14/2007 03:54:00 AM

When you tkae your panties off-- does your boyfriend hum show tunes? You are a f*(king moron and (if you are even a cop) you dont deserve to be police officer.

7/14/2007 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the biggest crock of shit I think I have ever heard.

I am emailing this story to Bill O'Reilly right now. He has a special place in his heart for things like this.

To Officer Mette, keep fighting this injustice!

7/14/2007 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a time, whether you know this cop or not, to make noise. Harass the mayor, the supt and Iowa until they are tired of hearing from us. This guy goes to visit his brother and loses his job and gets sentenced to 5 years for NOTHING. MAKE SOME NOISE!!!!!!!

And on another sad note, pray for the families of Bob Rawa and Wayne Smith who left us this weekend. RIP

7/14/2007 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any news on the copper killed in a hit and run last night on 31/Ashland?

7/14/2007 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gov. Blogo should ask the Iowa Gov. to give him a full pardon. Simple!

7/14/2007 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 3:54 and 4:09-

I've met some asshats in my day but you two are obviously the king and queen of asshats. You are somehow going to try and justify this obvious miscarrige of justice because you don't like the Mayor and his policies or because concealed carry is not allowed in Illinolis? That is the height of stupidity. I thought the courts and the Officers of that court were supposed to be the arbitrators of the truth. Whatever happened to that concept? You seem to feel that because YOU don't happen to agree with the Mayor that it's alright to put people in jail even though the facts in the case don't warrant it and because you two have a hardon for Illinois? I don't happen to like the mayor, his policies or his cronies but that doesn't give me the right to arrest a person who does now does it. You two should move to iowa asap. You will fit right in.

7/14/2007 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have sent this story to Fox News, CNN, Michael Savage, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, as well as a few others.

Keep fighting brother.

7/14/2007 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An off-duty Chicago Police officer died early Saturday morning after his motorcycle collided with an SUV in the Bridgeport neighborhood on the near South Side.

Wayne Smith, 34, of the 1300 block of West 98th Street, was pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Hospital at 12:09 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. An autopsy was scheduled for Saturday afternoon.


Authorities said they have a suspect in custody, but that he has not been charged as of Saturday morning.

The incident unfolded at about 11:20 p.m. Friday when Smith was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound on Ashland Avenue when a Ford SUV heading northbound turned into his path to head west on Robinson Street, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer John Henry.

The male driver of the SUV then fled on foot, but was apprehended a short time later, according to News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak.

It was unclear whether Smith, an 11-year-veteran with the department, was on his way to or from work, Kubiak said.

The suspect was being questioned by Wentworth Area detectives. No charges had been filed as of 10:30 a.m.

Kubiak and Henry said it was not yet known whether speed, drugs or alcohol were factors in the accident.

7/14/2007 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mutt who got punched is from a politically connected family there. Just like here, it's not justice that counts, its clout.

7/14/2007 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Been a cop for 20 years. There HAS to be more to the story than what was posted.

7/14/2007 12:11:00 PM  
Blogger pathickey said...

I hope this helps a bit.

http://hickeysite.blogspot.com/2007/07/back-off-cop-judge-ackley-defends-drunk.html

7/14/2007 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The childish responses by many on here is disturbing. No wonder so many people have little respect for the police. This case is clearly an injustice. But to say that Iowans should be "punished" in response is adolescent thinking.

Would you feel the same way if one of our own moron judges screwed over some poor guy from Iowa? And then the Iowa police targeted you just because you live in Illinois?

7/14/2007 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the judge smokes way to much corn to sentence a police officer trying to defend himself. We are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Walking away from a confrontation is not an option in this case. What is FOP doing about it? They should be in the new's media face trying to defend the actions of the police officer? The judge in this case reads about all the abuse and allegations of bar beatings and assumes we are all hot headed. That's why the five years

7/14/2007 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what happens when you allow LIBERALS to influence our country. You cannot always look at the world through rose colored glasses, because the world isn't rosy, it never will be. This Judge is abusing her power and is DIRTY, PERIOD! Something needs to be done even to the prosecutor(maybe both of them can be disbarred never to practice law again), how can someone be GUILTY OF SELF DEFENSE? It is clearly displayed, when someone comes after you, to do harm, you must NEUTRALIZE the attacker in anyway possible. If he dies, oh well. It is the responsibility of our justice system to deal out justice in a responsible and impartial manner, uninfluenced by politics. Will someone please stand up for this courageous police officer(President of the U.S.A, Governor of Iowa, ETC.)! He needs our support gravely!

7/14/2007 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alert, Alert, Any copper who as so much stops any POLICE OFFICERS FROM DUBUQUE IOWA, ZERO TOLERANCE HAS BEEN INITIATED!!!!! No more professional courtesy is to be extended to these TURN COAT COWARDS!!!! We have been abandoned by our bosses and the politicians that run our CITY. We must take action NOW!!!!

7/14/2007 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The State's Attonrey in Iowa actually charged the copper after he was a victim of a crime and he got sentenced to 5 years for simple battery? They appear worse than the CCSAO!!!

7/14/2007 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is to anonymous who posted @ 0600hrs....if at all possible could you elaborate on the political connection you heard about?

7/14/2007 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wake up everyone.This is no time to be complacent. This officer needs our help. What happened to Mette could happen to anyone. Get off your butts, show some support by dropping a quick email to the governor of Iowa. This department need solidarity. Start now. Even if it doesn't change the sentence for Mette, let them know we care.

7/14/2007 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dubuque PD has been hammering CPD for manny years. Many coppers have been DUI'd after being followed out of the boat or a bar.

7/14/2007 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Automated arrest crashed again Friday night. Thats 2 out of 3 days, and when its up its so slow.........................

7/14/2007 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a link to the Kass article.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-kass_bd15jul15,1,7971382.story?coll=chi-opinionfront-hed

It appears the judge in the case is a California transplant who brought her liberal self to the California of the Midwest, Iowa.

Some research is needed to find the links between the plantiff's family and the so called judicial and prosecuting officials involved.
Officer Mette was definitely railroaded and was not allowed the same right to self defense that every other ordinary citizen has. The POS plantiff had daddy pull some strings for his over grown vaginal ass.

7/14/2007 01:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember what happened to the prosecutor in the Duke "rape" case. same should happen here...

7/14/2007 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I don't blame this judge or prosecutor in the least for making such a powerful political statement. "Hmm, a Chicago police officer, eh? Aren't those the same Nazis that steal people's guns and put folks in jail for excercising their 2nd Amendment rights?"

As ye sow, so shall ye reap!"

7/14/2007 03:54:00 AM
-----------------------------------

You are a fucking idiot. You are probably the guy that is convinced there is a camera in the PDT, and keeps the thing closed to prevent "THEM" from watching you. Because, "THEY" are after you.

7/14/2007 02:31:00 PM  
Blogger Crimefile said...

Hitler had judges too...
http://crimefilenews.blogspot.com/2007/07/chicago-cop-is-victim-of-outrageous.html

7/14/2007 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Screw these people, when
the doggie doo hits the fan
take care of family, friends, and colleagues first.

Let all of the police haters fend for them selves.

You know we as a country are doomed!
Remember, Ioway is the
stepping stone to a
presidential nomination.

7/14/2007 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't blame this judge or prosecutor in the least for making such a powerful political statement. "Hmm, a Chicago police officer, eh? Aren't those the same Nazis that steal people's guns and put folks in jail for excercising their 2nd Amendment rights?"

As ye sow, so shall ye reap!

7/14/2007 03:54:00 AM


Think of some extremely insulting, derrogative words. Words that REALLY hurt you. Then say them out loud to yourself, from me, the big bad "nazi" (which, by the way, is either a derogatory term for a person of germanic descent or a political party. Might as well call us crackers- it's much more clear). Because I cannot post what needs to be said to you, reverend, you will have to spew forth the hate yourself. Sounds like it's in your nature, so sow on, and eventually you will meet the reaper. None too soon, if you ask me....

7/14/2007 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous grimreaper said...

Wow, it really IS time for me to retire from this job, this profession, and this fuckin City.. Fuck these lowlife , lying citizens, corrupt politicians, judges, States Attorneys, etc. The complete breakdown of the Criminal justice System in merica is near, with this kid of stuff going on every day. Let them ALL fend for themselves and see how far they will get. Be loyal to one another, brothers and sisters, we are now the ONLY ones we can count on to help each other...Pray for peace, prepare for War.

7/14/2007 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous grimreaper said...

I- diots
O -ut
W- andering
A- round

7/14/2007 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard that the shithead punk who should have been arrested for battery is related to the judge.

7/14/2007 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i worked with po mette, great guy, great officer, the alleged victim's dad has some wack down in iowa, inturn mette gets railroaded. complete and utter bs

7/14/2007 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The kid was a minor. YOU can't hit him. You should know the rules. Use the old fashioned rope-a-dope like Ali....

7/14/2007 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you ever hear the TRUE story?

Did you hear who really started the incident?

Did you know that it was a non-incident, until they found out he was a Chicago Cop?

Did you know the injuries are fabricated?

7/14/2007 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off topic, one of the coppers was the victim of a hit and run while on his motorcycle. the other copper is RAWA. everyone knows RAWA, he lost the battle to a brain aneurysm and they pulled the plug on him. RIP

7/14/2007 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Similar to the Duke Lacrosse scandal!

7/14/2007 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So it's now come the point in America where one cannot defend one's self from personal attack......Our forefathers must be spinning about 3,000,000 rpm's in their graves. Iowans beware when you visit, ignorance of the law is no excuse.

7/14/2007 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:54am, you are a supreme jack ass. This has nothing to do with the right to bear arms or Chicago for that matter. This is a guy's life and freedom we're talking about here. Keep your childish agendas out of it. Mette is a good kid who got railroaded by an idiot judge who readily admits that Mike was not the agressor. I'd like to hear more about the other paty's background to see if this influenced the authorities in Iowa. If this is not an issue that we all can get behind, then I don't know if one exists.

7/14/2007 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no one is going to stand up for this guy, arent you use to that by now. simple as that

7/14/2007 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My question is, why did the police arrest him in the first place, knowing the facts at hand?

7/14/2007 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way the President can't pardon Mette. I assume that only the Governor of Iowa can since it was a state charge. I don't know what power the governor has in Iowa as to that.

The President can pardon anyone...

7/14/2007 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC:
OFF DUTY P.O. KILLED IN MC ACCIDENT
Is there any truth that the subject that struck the Officer was one on "DA MAYOR'S" undocumented Illegal alien. After striking the P.O. this subject attempted to flee on foot, but was captured soon there after. Anyone from that district can enlighten us.
PRAYS to the Smith Family for their lost.

7/14/2007 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I refuse to step foot in Dubuque when I go to Galena, I won't spend a dime there, I urge everyone to do the same, fuck Dubuque, and fuck Iowa......

7/14/2007 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everybody who is bitching about this here better be sending emails to the sites given on second city sarge (thanks SCS) and flooding our own impotent FOP lodge w/ calls. Dont just bitch! Do something. Dont just talk about a roadtrip for a protest organize it.

Too often we sit and bitch and do nothing. Lets all stand up and show the filth that arrested, prosecuted and convicted officer Mette that we mean business.

7/14/2007 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I heard this story my jaw dropped to the ground! I am not going to even get into the bullshit of the case, prosecutor and judge. The sad thing is that our department and bosses have already spoken. That officer is on unpaid leave pending his seperation from the department. Instead of looking at the facts of this incident and coming to this officers defense in a situation that is clearly WRONG and UNJUST the department is just going through the motions as if he was a real criminal!

7/14/2007 05:29:00 AM


WHY! because this officer has no juice. ask Dennis Walsh the dept covered for him yet he was wrong.

7/14/2007 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city of Dubuque, Iowa Newspaper website is THONLINE.COM .....feel free to drop an opinion/email to these jagoffs

7/14/2007 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THONLINE.COM IS DUBUQUE'S CITY NEWSPAPER. I SUGGEST WE ALL EMAIL THEM!!

7/14/2007 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC:
OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE OFF-DUTY OFFICER THAT WAS KILLED IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT LAST NIGHT NEAR ARCHER AND ASHLAND. GOD BLESS AND BE SAFE. ON AND OFF DUTY.

7/14/2007 04:53:00 PM  
Anonymous nomorecpd02 said...

I sent an email to Bill O'Reilly of the O'Reilly factor asking for his help for Officer Mette. If you watch O'Reilly you know he loves to hammer stupid/incompetent judges and prosecutors. He does seem to be pro police. Hopefully his show looks at this travesty.

7/14/2007 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous sir edmund burke said...

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -

Sir Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

7/14/2007 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just read the column by John Kass (Section 1, top of page 2: "This officer's sentence is hogwash") in tomorrow's Tribune.

Outstanding, Mr. Kass!

7/14/2007 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's John Kass' article. Very well done and even handed. Please post the link SCC.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-kass_bd15jul15,1,7971382.story?coll=chi-opinionfront-hed

7/14/2007 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ANYONE NOTICE HOW SILENT IT IS????

WHERE IS PHAT PHIL? WHERE IS FOP?? WHERE IS MARK DONAHUE?? WHERE IS ANY BOSS??

BUNCH OF RAT BASTARDS

7/14/2007 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I ALWAYS THOUGHT THE REASON WE HAVE A SO-CALLED UNION,FOP WAS TO PROTECT US AND LOOK OUT FOR OUR BEST INTERESTS????

MAYBE WE SHOULD ALL QUIT THE FOP AND BECOME FAIR SHARE MEMBERS UNTIL THEY DO THEIR JOBS....

7/14/2007 06:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UNLESS WE STAND UP ALL IS LOST, WE WILL ALL BE GOING TO COURT AS CRIMINAL DEFENDANTS....

7/14/2007 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO CONTRACT

COPPERS GETTING LOCKED UP,

CRIMINALLY CHARGED,

FIRED,

SUSPENDED,

SUED,

DEFAMED IN THE MEDIA

AND WE ARE JUST TAKING IT...?

7/14/2007 06:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will hammer everyone from Iowa the rest of my career with tickets and the lock-up when it could be an ANOV or a "go home".
7/14/2007 01:02:00 AM

The officer has been done a great injustice, by the Prosecutor, and the Judge, who admits that there was not intent on the part of the officer to commit any crime as he was only defending himself.
These are the people who should answer for their actions not all the people who live in Iowa.
What is really scary is that the above respondent claims to be a Chicago Police Officer and wants to punish (sandbag) everyone from Iowa. It appears that Chicago now requires its officers to have a college education but makes no attempt at testing them for common sense.

The Mayor, and the Superintendent with the backing of our brass should be appealing the officer’s case with the Governor of Iowa. Please let us know when and who will start a fund for the officer’s legal defense, and appeal.

7/14/2007 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IOWA STAND FOR
IDIOTS OUT WALKING AROUND

Dan Gable is the only person from Iowa I respect.

Got a problem with that? Then roll with me. On a mat or in a cage.

7/14/2007 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should have heard about this case when he was first arrested. It's like waiting until your CR# is sustained to call the FOP.

7/14/2007 07:06:00 PM  
Blogger Chris P said...

The Iowa Governor doesn't have voice mail but you can fax him at (515) 281-6611. If you don't happen to have a fax machine sitting around, you can use http://www.faxzero.com to send up to three pages. Let run him out of paper this weekend and then jam up his phones on Monday.

7/14/2007 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got a problem with that? Then roll with me. On a mat or in a cage.

7/14/2007 06:56:00 PM


Easy Francis!

7/14/2007 07:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Been a cop for 20 years. There HAS to be more to the story than what was posted.

7/14/2007 12:11:00 PM



I have been on the job 25 years and know of numerous incidents of officers fired for petty shit, no connections they can fired you, for anyone of them 175 rule violations. come on guy.

7/14/2007 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all the sensitive mopes on here saying "no wonder nobody likes cops, do you hear how you sound on here?"..blah,blah,blah, etc.

Well fuck you! This is a forum for us to vent and exchange ideas on how to avoid beating stupid asshole citizens like you senseless! If you are offended reading this site, use your constitutional right to look for porn instead..because a whiny bitch like you has obviously never been laid.

**********************************

Mette is probably getting fucked because of that asshole Lt. that was pulled over for speeding in Iowa a couple of years ago. Then came to court with a CPD sargeant to testify,that he and his wife were passengers in the car and that they weren't speeding and that the Iowa copper was a jag-off and beligerent to the ranking Lt.

Well after the CPD officers testimony the "dash-cam" video is played..guess what? It only show's the Lt. and his wife.

The Lt. changes his plea to guilty to speeding and the sargeant gets arrested for perjury or miconduct or something and gets probation.

ANY ONE REMEMBER? IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN POSTED HERE.

**********************************

Let's make some noise about this "sandbag" and support P.O. Mette.

***********************************

Didn't know P.O. Smith, but are prayers are with him & his family!

P.O. Bob Rawa, I did know very well. God bless you buddy..we'll miss you..say hello to all our CPD brothers & sisters when you arrive upstairs..and look-over all of us here..WE CAN USE A GUARDIAN ANGEL RIGHT NOW! It's a bad time to be THE POLICE in America!

**********************************

Lastly, Is there any kind of legal insurance that will defend us and pay legal fee's associated with a costly defense, in a case such as Mette's? Whether occuring on or off duty?

I seem to recall years ago ICOPS (union?) offered one.

7/14/2007 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have only one comment and question about this true travesty of justice, when is the benefit because I will be attending.

7/14/2007 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another victim of affirmative action, sacrificed on the altar of political correctness by a liberal, female judge with no concept of anything beyond her own naive existence.

Gentlemen, take to heart the obvious lessons from this tragedy and miscarriage of justice...

7/14/2007 09:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CALL FOP MONDAY MORNING TO SEE WHAT THEY & OUR USELESS LEADERS ARE DOING ABOUT THIS MESS. WE SHOULD ALSO START A "FREE MIKE METTE" FUND FOR THE POOR GUY....

7/14/2007 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:45:00 am said -
"For an injustice of this magnitude to occur in a conservative rural state like Iowa stuns me."
_____________________________________

While the townsfolk of Iowa are indeed conservative, the political culture of Iowa is very leftist. Remember MEGA-liberal Senator Tom Harkin?

If I'm not mistaken, Iowa is the only state in the nation that is not home to at least one substantial military base. Whether that is by choice or not I don't know...

7/14/2007 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

vinnie said...
Imagine how much time he would have gotten if he hadn't been a cop.
Should that make a difference?
Lets face it you guys have a hard job, but you are just people. People go to jail for stupid laws and judges every day.
But hey I will give you the benefit of the doubt. If you can assure me beyond a reasonable doubt that there is no combination of prosecutor, judge and cop in your city that could have done the same thing to a normal citizen then I will feel for the guy.


****Nobody in this city would get five years for a battery.
They wouldn't even see jail time. Community service/Swap maybe!?

7/14/2007 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wayne Smith, 34, of the 1300 block of West 98th Street, was pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Hospital at 12:09 a.m.

** It took 17 hours for charges to be approved against the driver of the SUV. He was under the influence.**
The next time you don't want to be bothered with the paperwork of a DUI, think about who's life you may be saving!

7/14/2007 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please write the Dubuque Police Department about their cowardness with regards to this incident. I did. I hope everyone else does. Please do not stop writing. Let your thoughts be heard. Let them hear how you feel about them as a department and how they destroyed another police officer for political gain. Their chief needs to hear it over and over again.
police@cityofdubuque.org

7/14/2007 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think the FOP can do anything under the contract because it was an off duty incident. But perhaps they could hold a huge benefit for the legal fees and the needs of his family, and also put pressure on our politicians to contact the Gov and get this mess straightened out.

7/14/2007 10:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to think that the few posters who are attempting to incite "retaliation" against the entire State of Iowa are trolls and provocateurs

Certainly, no current or former member of the CPD could be that stupid.

Acting in self-defense after already "retreating" and being struck 2-3 times by the intoxicated (BAC: 0.27) so-called "victim", Mette has the moral high ground.

This obscene injustice is a huge 10-1!

Michael Mette needs OUR back-up--big-time!

7/14/2007 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anybody here a member of ISRA/NRA? Perhaps a "delegation" of CPD/NRA members could get word to NRA bigwig Kayne Robinson about this matter.

Robinson was Deputy Chief of Police in Des Moines, Iowa before retiring. He likely has some useful insight into this mess.

7/14/2007 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I caqn only hope that if you email anyone in Iowa, you are civil. Some of the postings that I've seen will not help this officer.

7/14/2007 10:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RUN??? RUN YOUR HONOR?? I'm sorry, the Constitution of the United States of America doesn't say if you can't outrun the motherfucker then go ahead..bear some arms! Road trip is right. Every law enforcement officer in this country with time off needs to get a bus and head to Iowa. Same courthouse, same time, big numbers, lots of flags and salutes, somber, sorrowful law enforcement officers just showing their grief at this BLATANT abuse of power. FOP should be all over the news right now and not a peep! This guy needs someone and it's us and it's now. THIS is the terrorist attack we've been anticipating.

7/14/2007 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

District Court Judge, Monica Ackley: District 1A
Dubuque County Courthouse
720 Central Avenue
PO Box 1220
Dubuque, IA 52004-1220
phone 563-589-4418
fax 563-589-7832
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Dubuque County Attorney Timothy Gallagher
Dubuque County Courthouse
Dubuque, IA 52001
phone 563-589-4470
fax 563-589-4477

7/14/2007 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

email everyone at flop and fill all their email boxes everyday every hour these assholes must do something beside drink and smoke! NO MORE VACATIONS FOP ON OUR DIME DON'T BE THE JAGOFFS YOU HAVE BEEN GET OUT OF DALEYS BED AND BE MEN! IF YOU CAN!

7/14/2007 11:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why cops guns should be kept in the radio room. No gun off duty, No trouble. That gun and badge makes these guys tough off-duty.

7/14/2007 07:38:00 AM

I know youre JUST writing this to get a response - so you can sit in your mothers panties and jerk your only friend while laughing at the arguments you created. But this isnt the time or place for it. Go back to sleep, think again about how everyone made fun of your lisp and bad hair in grade school, and consider being on the receiving end of your service revolver.

7/15/2007 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The officer has been done a great injustice, by the Prosecutor, and the Judge, who admits that there was not intent on the part of the officer to commit any crime as he was only defending himself.
These are the people who should answer for their actions not all the people who live in Iowa.
What is really scary is that the above respondent claims to be a Chicago Police Officer and wants to punish (sandbag) everyone from Iowa. It appears that Chicago now requires its officers to have a college education but makes no attempt at testing them for common sense.

The Mayor, and the Superintendent with the backing of our brass should be appealing the officer’s case with the Governor of Iowa. Please let us know when and who will start a fund for the officer’s legal defense, and appeal.

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this has nothing to do with sandbagging (which is a made up BS which = perjury and a false arrest). When a crime has been commited one has the discresion to arrest or ANOV, or let go. Correct.
I'm not advocating coppers to go out and make shit up.

After this cools down, ( I cooled off). You make a vaild point. To fight the people who did put Mike away, and not the people who happen to live in/from Iowa. Instead of invsesting my energy towards certain folks. Write polite letters.

7/15/2007 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The childish responses by many on here is disturbing. No wonder so many people have little respect for the police. This case is clearly an injustice. But to say that Iowans should be "punished" in response is adolescent thinking.

Would you feel the same way if one of our own moron judges screwed over some poor guy from Iowa? And then the Iowa police targeted you just because you live in Illinois?

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Calm down. People are pissed. Let em cool off. It's all a bunch of talk.

7/15/2007 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone discover which truck company jag offs daddy works for? Those trucks need some close scrutiny on Illinois roads. CDL INSURANCE LOG BOOKS LIGHTING REGISTRATION TIRE PRESSURE<>>>CAN ANYONE THINK OF MORE . I’m not a traffic guy?

7/15/2007 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 7/14/2007 11:56:00A.M.
Why did you have to put on this site what block Officer Smith lived on? Don't you realize that some people who are not our friends read this blog?
SCC please deleate this reference to where Officer Smith lived.

7/15/2007 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why cops guns should be kept in the radio room. No gun off duty, No trouble. That gun and badge makes these guys tough off-duty.

7/14/2007 07:38:00 AM

That is what Goddard thought before he got blasted..........bieatch!!!!

7/15/2007 05:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 7/14/2007 11:56:00A.M.
Why did you have to put on this site what block Officer Smith lived on? Don't you realize that some people who are not our friends read this blog?
SCC please deleate this reference to where Officer Smith lived.


It's from a media account. It's everywhere already. Leave SCC alone - he's doing god's work here.

7/15/2007 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A police officer had to make an arrest. Now adays cops are assholes. Cops will stab another cop, put a case on some dumb ass, do home invasions, just to look good to a drunk who don't give a fuk.

7/15/2007 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know youre JUST writing this to get a response - so you can sit in your mothers panties and jerk your only friend while laughing at the arguments you created. But this isnt the time or place for it. Go back to sleep, think again about how everyone made fun of your lisp and bad hair in grade school, and consider being on the receiving end of your service revolver.

7/15/2007 12:06:00 AM

You have got to be one of the sickest human beings I have ever seen. To say to a FELLOW POLICE OFFICER, "consider being on the receiving end of your serice revolver" is about as low as a person can get. THIS is what is wrong with the department - people like you. Then when an officer does do something, I'm sure you will be the first one on the ignorant blog to write "RIP brother, you will be missed." How about next time try to state your opinion without the vulgarity, rudesness and use a few common sense statements and facts. How dare you say that to a fellow police officer!!!

7/15/2007 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"For an injustice of this magnitude to occur in a conservative rural state like Iowa stuns me.

They voted for John Kerry.........over Bush

7/15/2007 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 7/15/2007 07:38:A.M.

I have no quarrel with SCC. We usually agree 99 44/100ths of the time. We still shouldn't be putting ways to identify where coppers live or lived on this site.

7/15/2007 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

** It took 17 hours for charges to be approved against the driver of the SUV. He was under the influence.**
The next time you don't want to be bothered with the paperwork of a DUI, think about who's life you may be saving!

7/14/2007 09:52:00 PM

Many officers disregard DUI drivers. They believe DUI is a waste of time. How many officers have been injured or killed by DUI drivers. Next time you stop a DUI driver and let him go, think about Smith or any other officer or family member who might be the next victim.

7/15/2007 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, As soon as you hear anything re: a fundraiser, a trip, cash donations, T-shirts,etc, will you please post so retirees can help out Officer Mette. Thanks

7/15/2007 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why cops guns should be kept in the radio room. No gun off duty, No trouble. That gun and badge makes these guys tough off-duty.

7/14/2007 07:38:00 AM


Dope! He didn't use his gun. Or his badge you pecker-headed nincompoop! (a pecker is a bird)

7/15/2007 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But to say that Iowans should be "punished" in response is adolescent thinking

Yea well it goes like this...EYE FOR AN EYE...TOOTH FOR A TOOTH. Fuck Iowans.

7/15/2007 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The notification system we have now regarding death nofications is broken. How often we don't see any postings in the C.O. book until the day before, the day of or not at all. The Daley Bulletin is even worse. I'd like to pay my respects but I can't If I don't know about the passing of one of our own let alone the arrangements and visitation times and places. !@#$%^

7/15/2007 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But hey I will give you the benefit of the doubt. If you can assure me beyond a reasonable doubt that there is no combination of prosecutor, judge and cop in your city that could have done the same thing to a normal citizen then I will feel for the guy.

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are you kidding me... if this was just a normal person and not the police the normal person would be out of jail right now and would have been sentenced to supervision or community service. no way in hell a regular citizen would have gotten any type of jail time for a battery charge.. smarten up VINNY!

7/15/2007 07:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

01:43 You are really an immature fool.

7/15/2007 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How dare you say that to a fellow police officer!!!

7/15/2007 08:53:00 AM

From the original quote he made- I dont think hes a poice officer anyway. But you are right-- that was a crass comment-- a little too much. I digress. Regardless-- I still stand firm that he is a total ass and if he/she IS a police officer- there is no possiblilty of being a good one. Should he/she die? No-- of course not. Leave and never show his/her cowering face again? Absolutely.

7/16/2007 04:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure you will be the first one on the ignorant blog to write "RIP brother, you will be missed."


7/15/2007 08:53:00 AM

Correct me if Im wrong mother-- but aren't YOU on this ignorant blog as well? Hypocrite....

7/16/2007 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a dork ! "Roll with me" ? one of the 80% no doubt. Yea, I like MMA too Loser !
Those who talk shit are usually full of it..!

7/17/2007 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correct me if Im wrong mother-- but aren't YOU on this ignorant blog as well? Hypocrite....

7/16/2007 04:26:00 PM

Going on this blogs helps me remember what I am dealing with every day - a bunch of ignorant, immature "college graduates" who know NOTHING about being the police and are completely unable to state their opinion without vulgarity and insults. Not a good representation of CPD. If it is OK with you that someone who tell a police officer that it would be better for them to be on the receiving end of his service weapon, then you don't deserve to be the police either.

7/17/2007 04:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it is OK with you that someone who tell a police officer that it would be better for them to be on the receiving end of his service weapon, then you don't deserve to be the police either.

7/17/2007 04:15:00 AM

Get off it already-- angry people say angry things. Whats your excuse for being ignorant? Since you don't have a college degree to blame.....

7/17/2007 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a bunch of ignorant, immature "college graduates" who know NOTHING about being the police and are completely unable to state their opinion without vulgarity and insults

Follow hypocrisy with MORE hypocrisy--- They are unable to state their opinions without insults-- and you START your post with one. Wow-- heres a dollar-- buy a cule.

7/17/2007 12:24:00 PM  

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