Friday, August 24, 2007

Bad News All Around

You don't have to look far for bad news about the Police Department today - it's everywhere:
The Outfit - CPD connection continues to this day. Anyone who denies it is being willfully blind. It's isn't as obvious as the Outfit - Mayor's Office connection, but it's there. And more bad news:
  • The crooks knew just what to say to the young teller to get her to cooperate.

    Two dirty Chicago cops had made sure of that.

  • Two corrupt Chicago Police officers -- Broderick Jones and Corey Flagg -- allegedly sold Upchurch the information, according to interviews and court records obtained by the Sun-Times.

    The robbers would pay the cops $500 to $1,000 each time, Upchurch would later testify.

Neither officer was ever charged with aiding and abetting these currency exchange stickups and the US Attorney's Office declined to say why they never pursued charges. Something stinks here, and the fact that it's on the front page of Thursday's Sun Times only serves two purposes - to further tar the reputation of the CPD as out of control and to plant the idea in the minds of the public that the CPD can't be trusted to discipline it's own (even though in this case, it's all on the US Attorney).

Anyone else sense the mysterious hand of mayor's office?

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15 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well SCC, why not be more proactive in promoting positive information about the work our officers are doing. I'm not talking about the useless dribble that our official blog produces. Nor am I talking about the bitching about hard work and low pay griping. How about focusing on the fantastic work done by officers every day that mainstream media will never cover. If an outsider knew nothing about this department than what he reads on the blog do you think he would have a positive impression of us?

8/24/2007 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have examples?

SCC has published bunches of stuff when it's been brought to his attention in the papers or made special note of it after someone posts it in the comment section. I agree that the "official" blog of the department is a bunch of useless drivel. We need more positive stories than some of the negativity that pops up here too much, but unless you get it to SCC or the media, how is he going to know about it? They aren't just going to publish reprinted honorable mentions. Who'd read that crap

8/24/2007 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corey Flagg was at Saint Rita High School last Thursday, I know this for a fact, because I saw his big bald dome there - he was watching his kid play in a 7/8th grade football jamboree, as was I.

The Sun Times says this guy is behind bars, as well HE SHOULD BE. Why the hell was he even out??


Then you find out about more of the illegal shit he and his partner did - pathetic. Do we not screen any of these guys coming on anymore for drug/gang backgrounds??

How the hell do you hire a "former" gang member to be the police?

8/24/2007 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what happens when you sacrifice quality for diversity.

8/24/2007 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley is making sure he deflects anything and everything from his corrupt enterprise! He is trying to keep the feds busy and off his guilty trail! When will they get daley,victor reyes or how about answering this question why is victor reyes former secretary who took victorrs shoes to be shined,clothes to the cleaners,washed his car, she is running the O'HARE EXPANSION PROJECT! NO SKILLS AT ALL BUT OLE ROSEMARY MARRIED A FORMER POLITICIAN AND MAYBE HAS THIS JOB PAYING 200k TO BE QUIET! MAYBE?

8/24/2007 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How the hell do you hire a "former" gang member to be the police?

8/24/2007 07:48:00 AM

Easy...when you have "former"gang members in every district,unit,rank etc.This is NOT a real police dept.Never has been.

8/24/2007 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well SCC, why not be more proactive in promoting positive information about the work our officers are doing.
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Why do you think that would help anything?

The way to improve the reputation of the CPD is for CPD officers to stop committing crimes. That requires adult supervision at the top that won't tolerate misconduct and won't show favoritism to those who misbehave on the job. There's no sign of that so far.

If there's a NEW corruption or misconduct scandal every week or two, what do you expect the public at large to think?

Compare the NYPD and Chicago PD. The NYPD has issues with controversial shootings. It DOESN'T have issues with home invasions and kidnappings. The NYPD can argue reasonably that shooting that prospective bridegroom was necessary, or at least an unavoidable tragedy. NOBODY can claim that about stealing on the job or colluding with organized crime.

The Chicago PD has SERIOUS leadership problems. Trying to change the subject is NOT going to fix that. You CAN'T change the subject.

Nobody (but the Atlanta NAACP) cares how much money Michael Vick gives to charity. They just know that he tortures dogs. He could cure cancer tommorrow and people would still say, "Isn't he that dog torturer who made some money in pharmaceuticals?"

As long as the Chicago PD keeps employing guys who aid and abet mobsters and currency exchange thieves, nobody cares what else the department does. Those are the facts of life. Deal with it or not.

8/24/2007 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Let's All Sing Kumbaya said...

7:48:00
The answer to the question is DIVERSITY

8/24/2007 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How the hell do you hire a "former" gang member to be the police?

8/24/2007 07:48:00 AM"

Perhaps that could be better answered by the Alderman who sponsored him to get on the job and the Gold Stars that allowed him to continue his criminal ways w/ their full blessing.

IT'S ALL ABOUT ENVELOPES BOYS& GIRLS SOONER YOU WAKE UP & REALIZE THAT THE SOONER YOU'LL STOP PIMPING FOR THIS DEPARTMENT ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO PLAYING THE DOPEMAN GAME!!

8/24/2007 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does not surprise me at all..there used to be a guy in 009 now a detective who had a large latin king gang tattoo on his chest...go figure..we alo have the ex leader of the insane popes also on the job...nice guy but what the fuck??

8/24/2007 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8/24/2007 10:32:00 AM

YOU ARE A COMPLETE AND UTTER MUSH, I MEAN TOTAL TOOL...

THE NYPD HAS HAD AND CONTINUES TO HAVE LARGER AND MORE SCANDALS THAN THE CPD.

QUIT YOUR PROPAGANDA AGAINST THE CPD AND GET SOME BALLS AND BE THE POLICE YOU COWARDLY HOUSE MOUSE/CIVILIAN.

8/25/2007 02:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who blames the scandals of the CPD on diversity has all but forgotten about Hanhardt, Nash, Miedzianowski and Acosta. Organized crime of some sort will always have its hooks in law enforcement. People are susceptible to graft; it happens.
This is why the courts come down so hard on law enforcement officials who get caught, to remind the rest who are clean that it is best to remain that way.

8/25/2007 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
does not surprise me at all..there used to be a guy in 009 now a detective who had a large latin king gang tattoo on his chest...go figure..we alo have the ex leader of the insane popes also on the job...nice guy but what the fuck??

8/24/2007 01:27:00 PM

WHI IS THE EX LEADER? THE LEADER WAS MIKE HAMILTON IS HE ON THE JOB? OR WHO IS IT?

8/25/2007 09:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to the paper; that teller at the currency exchange was so scared when she was robbed; she couldn't look the mutt in the face..... so she stared at her feet.

She wouldn't give the paper a face shot fearing retribution, so the photographer shot a picture of her feet.

She does have pretty feet though!

8/25/2007 11:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

like i have been saying...if you drive around all tour with tour shoes off its hard to get into this kind of trouble.obtain a thick and cozy pair of socks and hide during the tour.let the young whiper snappers show us how its done.no contract no workee !

8/28/2007 08:12:00 PM  

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