Saturday, July 21, 2007

The "Outsider" Label

As predicted here and elsewhere, the fawning label of "outsider" has taken hold of the media and they are running with it:
  • Minutes after the City Council unanimously approved his plan to sever the Office of Professional Standards from the Chicago Police Department, Mayor Daley on Thursday did something he seldom, if ever, does: He appointed an outsider, this time to lead the agency charged with weeding out rogue officers.
  • Rosenzweig, 38, said the fact she is an outsider who owes no one and knows nothing about the "culture of the Chicago Police Department" will be beneficial at a time when public confidence in OPS has hit rock-bottom.

As we stated before, the City council sure showed a lot of backbone in giving the mayor exactly what he wanted and doing it unanimously. Here's the thing about "outsiders" though - they soon learn who wields the real power:

  • Mayor Daley has already turned down cold a request from his corruption-fighting inspector general for 10 more investigators to police hiring abuses in the wake of the city hiring scandal.
    Now Daley wants to create a new city Office of Compliance that Inspector General David Hoffman considers an attempt to undermine his authority.
    In a press release issued after an action-packed City Council meeting, Daley insisted that "The primary responsibility to investigate allegations of misconduct would remain with the inspector general and others."

This Hoffman was a former Federal prosecutor brought in amidst great fanfare of being an "outsider" and "reformer" and not subject to undue influence from City Hall and the mayor. Excuse us while we laugh - Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

And the truly remarkable thing about about the two articles we quote above - one touting the outsider and one showing exactly how Daley will undercut the outsider once he can't control them? Both appear in the Friday Sun Times and BOTH were written by Fran Spielman. Truly amazing stuff.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is truly disturbing! Hoffman has actually hired a handful of excellent outsiders who have guts and brains. The Mayor knows this and wants to squash any opportunity of them uncovering the crazy amount money poured into contracts. So, Daley will phase out Hoffman and the few good investigators he has, mostly from out of state and Federal. The IG is looking at the bigger picture, nit the petty stuff the old IG passed time with. Don't let Daley sweep this uder the rug and toss out Hoffman and his good crew (not all are good, but a few).

7/20/2007 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous CLOUT BOY said...

SEE WHO WORKS AT THE INVETIGATOR GENERAL. PEOPLE WITH NO REAL INVESTIGATIVE EXPERTISE.

PLEASE DONT TELL ME BUYING DRUGS IS AN INVESTIGATION EITHER.

PLUS HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU SEEN THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE ON THE NEWS. THEY DONT LET HIM GO AFTER ANY BIG FISH. TONS OF MOLES WORK UNDER HIM AND REPORT BACK TO THEIR CLOUT.

7/20/2007 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/
hi/business/6906914.stm

Fed warns of $100bn credit losses

Ben Bernanke's comments are closely watched

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has warned that the crisis in the US sub-prime lending market could cost up to $100bn.
In a second day of testimony to Congress, Mr Bernanke said credit losses associated with sub-prime mortgage failures were "significant".

Wall Street is nervous about the exposure of banks and other lenders to the riskier sub-prime market.

7/20/2007 11:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why I said, "MR. NEW YORK WILL GET THE TOP JOB HERE." Daley needs another puppet to get what he wants.

7/21/2007 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hoffman should have realized, if he hasn't already, that,...there is nothing "outside" in Chicago..everything is inside, connected, who you know, who's your guy, etc.....it's the Chicago way...

7/21/2007 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing will change. It will still be the same OPS. However, now they need to tell the public that they are doing something and fire coppers for smoke and mirrors.

7/21/2007 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My brother has anounced he is running for Congress, against Lipinski. I have been contacted by many people, who have asked me to run for FOP President. Today, I am anouncing my candidacy for FOP PRESIDENT. My brother's and my eletion will be at the same time. Please help individuals who stand up.

7/21/2007 01:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guy from New York gets the job. Daley wants a reformer. You heard it at SCC first. Williams and Grau are toast. Put a fork in them.

7/21/2007 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hoffman should have realized, if he hasn't already, that,...there is nothing "outside" in Chicago..everything is inside, connected, who you know, who's your guy, etc.....it's the Chicago way...

7/21/2007 01:28:00 AM

I agree, as a life long resident,this is the Chicago way and always will be. She'll learn once the honeymoon period is over.

7/21/2007 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody remember a g.o. that dictated a specified time when officers testing for any promotion HAD to get their undergrad and grad degrees? Charlie (and a few other exempts) don't even have an undergrad degree and is NOT currently enrolled in ANY college!

7/21/2007 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They will fire a lot of police officers and open a lot of "investigations " of suspect cops and this will impress the public and hopefully keep Daley's gangster connection out of the news and let the alders go on with their scams.

7/21/2007 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can see them voting to change how OPS operates, quit frankly OPS investigations are s**t now. Maybe she will be legit. But correct me if I'm wrong, I haven't heard one of these aldermen who have large police continuances in their wards , and who ask for police vote, and have police officers listed on their election mailings stepping up to defend us, saying anything about the Iowa incident, saying that the names on the list of 10 C.R.'s in 5 years should not be released. Where are they? Oh yeah, in Daley's pocket until the next election when they will be asking you for your vote.

Let's see how many of our aldermen from the Northwest, Southwest and Southeast side come out publicly and say we need contract and a nice salary increase.

Pallidin

7/21/2007 09:51:00 AM  
Blogger Mike's 10-1 said...

Check tomorrow's Sunday Tribune, Section 1, top of page 2:

"Finally, wronged cop gets some support" - John Kass

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The two above Iowa newspapers are aware of the Kass column that will appear in tomorrow's Trib.

Copies of Mr. Kass' column have already been forwarded to the following exempt members of the CPD via eMail:
Philip Cline, Dana Starks, Hiram Grau, Charles Williams, Maria Maher, Operations Command, et al.

Please alert all to Mr. Kass' column in tomorrow's Sunday Tribune.

Anyone (CPD exempts, Iowans, law enforcement officers, the general public and all SCC visitors may contact the MMDF at ten1mm@aol.com

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7/21/2007 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City cannot overcome "past practices" unless the Union agrees.

I agree but I am concerned that Donohue will cave into Daley.

It is a shame that Harold Kunz is not around to protect us. He did a good job in 1997 when the Department tried to change the policies. He even obtained the testimony of exempt members to scuttle the changes.

Bring back Harold.

7/21/2007 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Inspector General's Office has clout in their office too. A couple from OPS, IAD, kids of coppers, spouses in high private sector jobs, related to others in investigation. They only have one real unclouted person in that whole place, and that person will know the New Super form NY and be real cozy. It's all clout!

7/21/2007 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE ON THE NEWS. THEY DONT LET HIM GO AFTER ANY BIG FISH. TONS OF MOLES WORK UNDER HIM AND REPORT BACK TO THEIR CLOUT.

7/20/2007 11:45:00 PM

Who are the moles???? intials please

7/21/2007 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...Today, I am anouncing my candidacy for FOP PRESIDENT...

And will the election materials say "anonymous for president?"

7/21/2007 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OUR TAX DOLLARS GOING TO AN OUTSIDER. WHAT A FUCKING JOKE

7/21/2007 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the light truly shnes you will see the Rosensweiz knows Daley from somewhere. Also, I'll bet the new OPS and the old IG's office will merge.

7/21/2007 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree Hoffman, though he was going to have a free hand as far as investigations within the city, yet Daley wants no part of it as he is involved. Cover up is all Daley wanted and Hoffman will not play nice. Daley is doing the same as far as the new OPS they have to go to the Mayor who will in turn spin or made it go away for the connected.

7/21/2007 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't do anything wrong and you'll have nothing to worry about. And before I am taken to task. Yes I work in a high crime area and yes I have gotten beefs. And yes I have beaten them, well, except for one time.

7/21/2007 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
My brother has anounced he is running for Congress, against Lipinski. I have been contacted by many people, who have asked me to run for FOP President. Today, I am anouncing my candidacy for FOP PRESIDENT. My brother's and my eletion will be at the same time. Please help individuals who stand up.

7/21/2007 01:54:00 AM


Nice that you forgot to include your name. But I guess I'll vote for you anyway haha.

7/21/2007 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous 20 years too long said...

I was playing Monopoly with my kids last night. I drew a "Get Out of Jail Free" card. I didn't use it. I'm going to sign it and send it on to Mr. John Kass.

See his column in tomorrow's Trib.

7/21/2007 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BIG QUESTION REGARDING ALL THIS IS THIS "SEISER' WHAT IS SEISER INVOLVMENT IN THE NEW OPS, WORD ON THE STREET IS THIS SEISER WILL RUN IT.

7/21/2007 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went to www.ChicagoTribune.com, typed in "Mette" into SEARCH to read a copy of a new column by John Kass in tomorrow's Trib.

I wonder how much the bosses are kicking in? I sent my check this morning.

Daley stood up for "a fine man", Robert Sorich despite his federal conviction. Why don't the mayor, Cline and the brass publicly support this innocent copper?

7/21/2007 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like my Lt. test results. Did Matt Cline and his friends do well enough this time or do I have to take the damn thing a third time?

7/21/2007 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I, John T. Capparelli, anounce that I am running for FOP President in March of 2008. I have been contacted by many FOP members, who have voiced their support. My anouncement can only help to strengthen the FOP.

7/21/2007 02:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another great article in the Trib by John Kass on Michael Mette.

Best line: "The Chicago Police Department won't say anything in his defense, and the paperwork is going through to fire him."

Just goes to show what a worthless bunch of no balls #%&$@# pussy whores run the CPD. They just throw that kid under the bus and it's BS as usual.

7/21/2007 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
My brother has anounced he is running for Congress, against Lipinski. I have been contacted by many people, who have asked me to run for FOP President. Today, I am anouncing my candidacy for FOP PRESIDENT. My brother's and my eletion will be at the same time. Please help individuals who stand up.

7/21/2007 01:54:00 AM


Yea right how can you be a stand up FOP President when you wont even sign your post? Sounds like another Donahue, Nolan, Deneen Presidency where each one of them made sure they were taken care of and screw everyone else. You and your brother are probably 2 year on the job do nothings anyway. Stay under your bosses desk and leave the real police work up to the professionals.

7/21/2007 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An Old Timer Says;

When OPS was first started, every officer was against a civilian review board. We were terrified that outsiders would be looking over our shoulders on what we did.

Turns out that OPS was the best thing ever for the street cop. None of their investigators had a clue on how to do their jobs or how the police dept. ran on General orders, Special orders, etc.

They filled the jobs with political lackeys who could not find a stain in their shorts.

Their (found guilty rate) was less than 2%(maybe 5%). They screwed up the investigations soooo bad that even the guilty had to be let free because of the time wasted on one case.

And lets not forget Mitchell Ware and the C5 boys, a super secret unit that was going to remove all corruption from the police dept. in 1972, he also fell on his face numerous times until the unit was disbanded. He was an outsider also. He only wanted the Gold Star and a gun, I'm surprized he's not working in Harvey or Ford Heights. He was a Judge in Traffic Court for a while, ask him about when his M.Benz was towed away from a hydrant in the loop and he tried to drive it off the tow truck and was given multiple citations for No plates, city sticker, insurance, damage to city property, Hydrant, etc. His frantic calls to 1121 S. State could not help him that day. No Gold Star wanted to risk the embarrasment of Mitch the Snitch!

Yeah, the mayor talks tough, but if he really wanted reform, he would remove himself from the playing field and make it totally independent from city govt. or any of his pals.

This Babe is just another insulator away from DALEY!

Somewhere down the road when she screws up, she will be called to the fifth floor and given her walking papers just like Fat Phil!

7/21/2007 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. "7/21/2007 05:53:00 PM" is right, you will wish OPS was back.. Unfortunately his truths fortify the liberals cry for reform.

2. The A.G and Hoffman were created as a response to truck scandal an alderman stunts, all CPD complaints are forwarded to OPS/IAD.

3. The new OPS, and Super will cause FOP to negotiate all disciplinary related contract issues along with the expected raises,insurance,bids,promotions et...expect a very LONG time to a final an accepted contract..
a lotta people will be spending our money in the process.

7/21/2007 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic, but important.

Were Special Employment checks supposed to be deposited yesterday (Friday)?

Mine isn't in my account, good thing I didn't write checks against it.

7/21/2007 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ummmmmm, correct me if I'm wrong but might it not be a bad idea, after announcing you and your brother's candadicies to SAY WHO THE HELL YOU ARE!

7/21/2007 07:45:00 PM  
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7/21/2007 08:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 7/21/07 1:54...you are a nitwit!! You and your brother are running for congress/fop pressident....well...who the fuck are you? you didn't leave your name goof!! ..by the way..I'll make sure I DON'T VOTE FOR YOU>>

7/21/2007 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good lucks Capps. Go get them.

7/21/2007 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aside from contributing to the legal fund for Officer Mette, is there any bounty on the police brass cowards yet?

7/21/2007 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudos to John Kass! Great column!

7/21/2007 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is interesting to note that David Hoffman, Inspector General, cannot investigate Aldermen or the Mayor.

7/21/2007 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those of you not paying attention to the nationwide housing market, this is how the Florida bubble is popping:

Fla. TV News reports on developer close-out auction




Ofcourse this is Chicago and NOTHING like this will EVER happen here...........

7/21/2007 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The Inspector General's Office has clout in their office too. A couple from OPS, IAD, kids of coppers, spouses in high private sector jobs, related to others in investigation. They only have one real unclouted person in that whole place, and that person will know the New Super form NY and be real cozy. It's all clout!

7/21/2007 10:13:00 AM

IG office only gets the workers with no clout! They work close with iad also but yet again they cannot investigate alderclowns or any of their staff! GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME ANOTHER JOB FOR THE "FBI" GET EM' BOYS LOCK EM ALL UP! THEY ARE FAT FISH THAT TAKE ANY BAIT! PLEASE DON;T FORGET ALDERCLOWN GANG BANGER MUNOZ ALONG WITH HIS FAMILY CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY!

7/21/2007 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous TO NORTHSIDE said...

NorthSide said...

INFUCKINCREDIBLE!

Check this out, guys!

This afternoon, I spoke with Mr. Ken Brown, the editor of the Dubuque Telegraph Herald newspaper. As you all know, there has been significant (but never enough) coverage of this outrage in Chicago--the third largest media market in the nation.

Mr. Brown acknowledged that the local Dubuque media has been unaware of the atrocity that occurred last week in the courtroom of Judge Monica "The Kangaroo" ACKLEY.

After my cordial conversation with Mr. Brown about the CPD/Chicago media firestorm, I anticipate that the good citizens of Dubuque will learn of this outrage shortly.

Trust me. The Dubuque P.D., Judge Kangaroo and prosecutor Timothy "Nifong" GALLAGHER are now aware of a huge storm moving in on Dubuquers from east of the Mississippi.

You can follow future Telegraph Herald coverage at:

www.THonline.com

As Senora Sherlock would say, "the game is afoot, Watson."

7/16/2007 09:58:00 PM

NO SHIT STORM YET! You must have really impressed the Editor!

He must be speachless and curled up in the fetal position.

You left out your favorate line,
"I just got off the phone with"

I love that line!

I am a little concerned that people taking it upon them self to right this wrong may be sending the wrong message.

The Iowa courts may think we are trying to manipulate thier system through intimidation. Then we end up with the opposite results we tried to acheive.

This should be an organized, professonal effort to acheive the desired results. Keep donating to the fund to allow the for best possible legal representation.

This injustus will be settled in the courts not in the press. I am not saying a little GOOD press won't help. But we don't want the papers to read, we received dozens of calls from Chicago Police Officers telling us that the Iowa court has interpited the Iowa law wrong.

Lets get this Officer the best Lawyers money can buy and let him have his day in court.

We need to do this one RIGHT, or we again will be the laughing stock of the nation.

7/21/2007 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I am a little concerned that people taking it upon them self to right this wrong may be sending the wrong message".

I'm glad no one told our Founding Fathers this.

7/22/2007 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd vote for anonymous for FOP president. Anonymous couldn't be any worse than what we have now. Three cheers for anonymous. Go get'em.

7/22/2007 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My brother has anounced he is running for Congress, against Lipinski. I have been contacted by many people, who have asked me to run for FOP President. Today, I am anouncing my candidacy for FOP PRESIDENT. My brother's and my eletion will be at the same time. Please help individuals who stand up.

7/21/2007 01:54:00 AM

How the fuck do you expect people to vote for your dumb ass IF YOU CAN NOT SPELL (ELETION).... JACKASS

7/22/2007 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recall Harold Kunz bragging that he obtained the cooperation of Ray Risley in 1997. He stated that Risley testified and as a result the Union controls disciplinary investigations and will forever.

7/22/2007 09:03:00 AM  
Blogger Mike's 10-1 said...

11:38 PM

We share your concerns. The MMDF Committee member you cited assures us that he will not become "a loose cannon".

Don't hesitate to contact us with any advice or information. We welcome all contributions.

Thank you for your input.

(We) just got off the phone with...

The Mike Mette Defense Fund Committee (MMDF)

MMDF:jn

7/22/2007 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IG doesn't investigate alderman, the mayor's office or THE POLICE and FIRE Depatments. Stop whining. Once the swiping starts, you'll see that an eight hour day is what most of us work. Your years of thinking you're a bad ass because you wear jeans to work, work 6-6 1/2 hours a day, your mommy or daddy's a boss are almost up. This department is so imbred by poor work ethic and police bloodlines, I hope the guy from NY gets it. It truly cannot get any worse.

7/22/2007 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like my Lt. test results. Did Matt Cline and his friends do well enough this time or do I have to take the damn thing a third time?

7/21/2007 02:20:00 PM
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At the Sergeant's Union meeting last Thursday it was related that it is POSSIBLE that there just may be a third fuckin' oral because of the same if not MORE screw ups.

Unbelievable

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

Anonymous said...
Off Topic, but important.

Were Special Employment checks supposed to be deposited yesterday (Friday)?

Mine isn't in my account, good thing I didn't write checks against it.

7/21/2007 07:21:00 PM

IF YOU HAVE LASALLE BANK THEY WILL NOT DEPOSIT UNTIL MONDAY! THE BANK IS SOLD TO BANK OF AMERICA NAME CHANGE COMING SOON IF YOU HAVE DEALINGS AT LASALLE TIME TO MOVE TO ANOTHER BANK AS THERE C/S SUCKS IT IS DOWNHILL FOR LASALLE FROM HERE! STRANGELY THE CREDIT UNION DEPOSITS ON TIME BUT NOT LASALLE!

7/22/2007 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you ever been on a job where ops investigators show up (for example a police shooting) I think they park their short bus around the corner.

7/22/2007 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yuu go Capps. As a former A1 Det. I am proud of you. Capps. please lead us.

7/23/2007 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 11:27 a.m. I'm sorry you're so jealous that you can't wear jeans to work. I hope you will get over it. If you want to go to tact try not to be such a cry baby and maybe you're dream will come true...SOFTBALL!

7/23/2007 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LISTEN, WHEN OUR GUY IS IN, WE'RE IN,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, WHEN OUR GUY IS OUT, WE'RE IN...................
AIN'T NOTHING GONNA CHANGE, WHEN THE MAYOR IS AFFILIATED WITH ORGANIZED CRIME VIA MARRIAGE, WE JUST HAVE TO TAKE A BITE OF HIS BIG BULLSHIT SANDWICH . HURRY RETIREMENT.

7/23/2007 02:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree but I am concerned that Donohue will cave into Daley.

Will cave in?? Are you kidding me?? Donahwho will do whatever daley tells him to do!

7/23/2007 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Have you ever been on a job where ops investigators show up (for example a police shooting) I think they park their short bus around the corner."

That Bus was usually driven by Fred Coffey who came shufflng to the crime scene looking disheveled mumbling w/a toothpick in his mouth. Waiting for some Po to challenge him. What a stroke, adios Uncle Reemass!!

7/23/2007 12:27:00 PM  

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