Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Sneed Carries Water for Phil

  • Sneed hears former Police Supt. Phil Cline, who now serves as executive director of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, added a new way to help families of cops killed in the line of duty.

    • • Translation: At a candlelight vigil planned next month to mark the first anniversary of the Police Memorial Park behind Soldier Field, Cline will announce the foundation will now provide college scholarships. Bravo.

College Scholarships? When did this become part of the Memorial fund raising? We didn't remember anything in the initial push about a mission "beyond the Memorial," and we know we never ever saw anything about scholarships.

This is sounding more and more like a racket rather than a remembrance of our dead. Sorry if that offends any of our readers, but we're entitled to our opinions.

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Blogger SCFF said...

Snned? Scc are you drinking on your lunch again????

8/29/2007 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous bunco squad said...

In the NYPD, the slang word "racket" is used to describe exactly what happening in this new twist under Cline.

Will Cline draw a salary and/or "expenses"? If so, do tell the details.

8/29/2007 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AGREE, SCC

8/29/2007 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phat Phil is scurrying for cover and justification for being the executive director of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.

He knows that attorneys are digging and that people are asking questions.

8/29/2007 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am still waiting to buy a ticket for the cage boxing match featuring Phat Phil Vs. Rick Barrett.

All of my money is on Rick Barrett

8/29/2007 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cline is just too much of an egomaniac to go away quietly. He is burnt up in law enforcement and is now desperate to retain a political position of power and influence in Chicago.

Maybe some of the probing will reveal something that will change his mind???

8/29/2007 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Cline!

How about an encore? Give Meeks your signature bear hug.
You could even make it a Mike Sneed "sandwich".

8/29/2007 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this a ploy to insure that Matt makes Lieutenant?

8/29/2007 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indict the fatso!

8/29/2007 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil is still trying to be a viable force within the CPD,he has two kids on the job and one is trying to beomce a lieutenant.

The jealousy of Superintendent Dana Starks is literally killing him after he got fired.

Karma is a bitch!

8/29/2007 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only reason that the Sneed article about the newly initiated scholarship fund was printed was because of the heat that was generated by SCC. Cline is attempting to legitimize his job and the continued extortion of police officers and the citizens of Chicago.

Thank-You SCC, you have exposed another fraud and corruption within the CPD/City of Chicago.

8/29/2007 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phat Phil should consider a career as a promoter for the Taste of Chicago, he would be incredibly convincing.

8/29/2007 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where are these so called bricks supposed to be at? I pony up the dough to buy one for my deceased grandfather(also cpd) and i can't find it anywhere.Unless i'm pulling a Ray Charles and just can't see it(seeing to many big naked mommas on domestics can put a strain on the ole peepers).Someone help a brother out!!

8/29/2007 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people are something else, what is happening at the memorial is awesome, the y are giving benefits to the familes or officers killed, officers terminally ill, who die, and officers with catastrophic injuries, like Brumley, Mullin and Airhart and now they want to give out scholorships to the family members of those killed in the line of duty and you want to call it a racket, it's no wonder nobody wants to help us anymore, we can't even be grateful when we try to help ourselves....

8/29/2007 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry if that offends any of our readers, but we're entitled to our opinions.

Your damn right SCC,this whole thing is a political charade and an abuse of our money. Who appointed Phil to a paid position with perks?

8/29/2007 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

QUESTIONS FOR MICHAEL SNEED OR ANY MEDIA

HOW MUCH IS PHIL CLINE BEING PAID FOR BEING THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR?

HOW MANY PAID POSITIONS EXIST ON THE CHICAGO POLICE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION?

HOW MUCH MONEY IS SPENT ON OPERATIONAL EXPENSES,DINNERS,TRAVEL,OUTINGS,PERKS,ETC?

8/29/2007 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they found that since most of us came together and gave money to the fund (and still are) that it now has more funds then what is needed to maintain it. Rather then just ending the contributions it would make sense to apply them to benefit the families in some way. I have no problem continuing to contribute as long as it benefits the fallen officers families. I have yet to see any solid information that funds are inappropriately being used (internet gossip and conjecture does not count), and until then I will still contribute because I believe that the cause is too great to stop on hearsay.

8/29/2007 01:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the 100 club of cook county already does that for the children.

8/29/2007 02:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The police blotter...

Sneed hears the searchlight is pointing in the direction of "five or six" top cops from across the nation as a possible replacement for retired Chicago Police Supt. Phil Cline, although the second formal screening process enlarging the search has yet to formally begin.
• • Pssst! Meanwhile, Sneed hears former Washington, D.C., Police Chief Charles Ramsey has permanently nixed an offer to apply for Chicago's top cop spot, according to a police source.

• • To wit: Ramsey had said he was intrigued during the initial go-round, but gave no clear signal when Mayor Daley began searching for a police superintendent months ago. But when Daley decided to enlarge the search process, Ramsey -- who is retired and working as a consultant -- sent a clear signal he did not want to return to Chicago.

• • History note: Ramsey, who was a former Chicago deputy superintendent during Matt Rodriguez's tenure as police superintendent, left the department in 1998 when Daley chose Terry Hillard over him to replace Rodriguez in the top cop spot.

• • Motor City angle: Sneed hears Detroit Police Chief Ella M. Bully-Cummings, the city's first female police chief in its 138-year history, was also approached as a possible contender for the job. But Bully-Cummings, an attorney, indicated she was not interested because she has an aged mother in need of care and did not want to move.

• • History note II: Bully-Cummings, facing a budget crisis in 2005, made headlines when she laid off 150 police officers and downsized her department's command staff, but also made headlines with sizable cuts in violent crime statistics.

8/29/2007 04:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an EGO!

8/29/2007 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who will get the free college? Where is all the money being funneled? another daley type scam? keep reading same bat time same bat channel!

8/29/2007 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask any of the several children of officers killed in the line of duty now on CPD that the Gold Star Fund already pays for college for the children. What does this mean then?? If this is already being provided what is the point?

8/29/2007 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,
You better take cover, Garrido & the rest of the Knob Gobbling crew will be taking you to task for having the chutzpah to question their emperors motives.

8/29/2007 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why cant these hacks go away when they retire? I saw the forms in the station yesterday for payroll contribution to the fund, which I was seriously considering signing up for until the fat man jumped on board for a pay check.

8/29/2007 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With 2 kids in a Catholic HS, I'll be closely watching the "College Scholarship" info.

8/29/2007 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who decided to give my money to college scholarships?
How much is earmarked for each scholarship?
Who decides who gets a scholarship?
How is this all for the Police Memorial?
This stinks like rotten shellfish.

8/29/2007 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF YOU GAVE MONEY TO HELP BUILD THE MEMORIAL, THAT'S GREAT.....I GAVE A ONE TIME DONATION AND BOUGHT A T-SHIRT SO I FEEL I DID MY PART...I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR REOCCURRING PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS, THAT MONEY STAYS IN MY POCKET TO HELP PAY FOR MY OWN KIDS EDUCATIONS.....IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE IDEA FOR THE "MISSION BEYOND THE MEMORIAL OR PHIL'S NEW ROLE..THEN DON'T GIVE ANY MORE MONEY...END OF THE DISCUSSION..

8/29/2007 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The State of IL ISAC Grant Program covers the cost of an approved state college or trade school. There are over 100 schools on the ISAC approved list. Check out the link.

http://www.collegezone.com/media/F241_FinancingCollege.pdf


Grant Programs for Dependents of
Police/Fire/Correctional Officers
A grant that provides payment toward tuition
and mandatory fees for the spouse and children
of Illinois Police/Fire/Correctional Officers who
were killed or at least 90 percent disabled in the
line of duty
Enrollment requirements — At least half time at the undergraduate
or graduate level
Where to use it — Illinois public and private 2- and 4-year
colleges, universities, hospital schools and certain other
degree-granting institutions
When and how to apply — Apply using the Grant Program for
Dependents of Police/Fire/Correctional Officers Application by October
1st of the academic year for the full year, March 1st for second/third
term and summer, and June 15th for summer term only. (These dates
subject to change; check with ISAC or your financial aid office).

8/29/2007 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A good idea when it was started, but now nothing but a HUGE scam, no more of my money will be sent here........

8/29/2007 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the Gold Star Families provided college money for the children of the fallen. Am I wrong?

8/29/2007 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is so all Cline's friend can get a College Scholarship, and if the monies coming has come to a holt im sure they will right in that you have to be a contributor its all a big skam.

8/29/2007 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gold Star Families does not provide scholarships.

Like the above posts list. There is the Illinois scholarship program for the children of fallen fireman and policemen who die in the line of duty.
There is also the 100 Club of Cook County that gives any monies not covered by the Il program.
I would imagine Clines plan is to cover the others who fall between the cracks. I don't know if an officer who dies in the performance of duty quailfies him/her for above programs. Such as heart attacks and accidents.
Clines vision seems to be getting very large and that means questions need to be asked. This first started out only as money to the memorial. Then it changed and continues to change.

8/29/2007 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8/29
1:12am
You do not have the slightest idea what the fuck you are talking about. To say this nonsense you must be one of Fat Phil's hand picked extortionists. Any person that gives a dime to this fund is a fool to really believe that this money will be handed out fairly to those who really need it. Myself and the other disabled brothers and sisters in blue are waiting Fat Phil, you phoney thieving piece of trash, for you to even give us one bit of any kind of help. Yeah we know Phil you and your memorial will help us out about the same time the politicians vote us a raise in Springfield or the FOP quits endorsing these assholes down there until they do something for the disabled. Now I suggest you quit sticking up for the Fatman and "his" Memorial until you know what you are talking about it. I also suggest Fat Phil and the others who have no idea or just do not give a shit about how the average no clout not high profile disabled copper gets treated should all shut the fuck up and quit using our honored dead and our disabled police officers for their own personal gain. You want to help disabled cops Fatman and Sneed? Then force the assholes in Springfield to give us a raise and make the city honor the contract and pay for our medicine and needed treatments. You can't do that because God forbid you get nothing out of it for yourselves.

8/29/2007 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people are something else, what is happening at the memorial is awesome, the y are giving benefits to the familes or officers killed, officers terminally ill, who die, and officers with catastrophic injuries, like Brumley, Mullin and Airhart and now they want to give out scholorships to the family members of those killed in the line of duty and you want to call it a racket, it's no wonder nobody wants to help us anymore, we can't even be grateful when we try to help ourselves....
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Horrible as this may sound, but the above named disabled officers are not the only disabled officers that could use a little help, and I might add they have already received an abundance of financial assistance from the city, pension, their peers, the federal government, the Memorial Fund etc., etc. that the majority of disabled officers will never receive because their injuries were not considered news worthy.

I feel for Brumly, Mullin & Airhart and their families, and I believe they deserve every dime and benefit they get, but my gut tells me they are being used to promote the Memorial Fund and only a few will be taken care of and that is a shame.

8/29/2007 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gold Star Families does not provide scholarships.

Like the above posts list. There is the Illinois scholarship program for the children of fallen fireman and policemen who die in the line of duty.
There is also the 100 Club of Cook County that gives any monies not covered by the Il program.
I would imagine Clines plan is to cover the others who fall between the cracks. I don't know if an officer who dies in the performance of duty quailfies him/her for above programs. Such as heart attacks and accidents.
Clines vision seems to be getting very large and that means questions need to be asked. This first started out only as money to the memorial. Then it changed and continues to change.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

If an officer has a heart attack or accident while on duty and is awarded duty disability ISAC covers it.

8/29/2007 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC, BUT SPEAKING OF MEMORIALS, IF YOUR EVER IN DOWNTOWN NAPERVILLE, PLEASE VISIT THE 9/11 MEMORIAL, IF YOU LOVE AMERICA AND ARE PATRIOTIC, IT WILL PUT TEARS IN YOUR EYES. MAYOR GEORGE PRADEL OF NAPERVILLE, GOD BLESS YOU AND GREAT JOB,
AND MONIQUE BOND WELL IF YOU ONLY KNEW WHAT I THOUGHT OF YOU.

8/29/2007 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

GUYS JUST BEEF UP YOUR LIFE INSURANCE. YOUR WIVE CAN RE-MARRY YOUR PARTNERS NOW AND STILL GET YOUR CHECK IF YOUR KILLED ON DUTY.

SOMETIMES IM AMAZED AT HOW SMART MY FELLOW OFFICER ARE.

IF SOME ONE DOES NT GET ANY MONEY FOR COLLEGE GO GET A FRIGGIN SCHOLARSHIP. REMEBER YOUR FAMILIES SALARY WILL BE ALOT LESS WITH YOU NOT AROUND SO YOUR KIDS SHOULD QUALIFY.

ALL YOU ROCKET SCIENTIST JUST KEEP GIVING TO A FUND THAT YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT AND HAVE NO SET CRITERIA TO PASS OUT THE CASH. NO MONEY IS GARUNTEED FOR YOUR OFF SPRING.

OH I FORGOT I DONT HIRE RETIRED POLICE OFFICERS TO HANDLE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. REMEBER WHEN PHIL GOT ON THE JOB OFFICERS NEEDED A G.E.D.

AND PLEASE DONT ASK ME TO BUY A TICKET EITHER BECAUSE YOU ANDS YOUR FAMILY SPENT ALL YOUR CASH ON TRIPS TO FLORIDA AND GAS GUZZLING SUV'S FOR YOUR WAITRESS WIVES.

8/29/2007 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is Sneed being used as the sounding board on the new Superintendent selcetion?

I have never seen such drama and hesitation at selecting a deaprtment head within Chicago. It looks like the Mayor is terrified of making the Phil Cline mistake again.

8/29/2007 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is legitimate why not publish the detailed financial statements? Let us know how much Fat Phil is being paid and what the perks are.

8/29/2007 05:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only reason I won't stop my payroll deduction right now is because it would make Dana happy.

8/29/2007 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact that this whole deal is shrouded in secrecy should tell everyone that something is wrong and that IT'S NOT LEGIT.

8/29/2007 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lest we should forget
Marquette Eleven
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=News&id=603761

8/29/2007 05:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I feel for Brumly, Mullin & Airhart and their families, and I believe they deserve every dime and benefit they get,"

GOING ON 6 YEARS,Still waiting on the Joe Airhart Benefit, Brumly has gotten minimal help.

Mullen has GOTTEN PLENTY, 30+ Benefits, Retired as a GOLD STAR,,& Numerous other forms of assistance.

Why are there such glaring discrepanices& I'm not going to play the Race Card??

Perhaps Cline can address these issues as exec director. I'll hold my breath for an answer...

8/29/2007 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Police Annuity annual report on page 5 is asking for participation and to encourage members of the CPD to send contributions Via payroll deductions to the Police memorial fund. Really why is this even in our financial report? The city along with our Annuity fund is pushing this slush fund, that has no accountability.

8/29/2007 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will everyone be coerced into attending the Candlelight Vigil this year?

8/29/2007 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people are something else, what is happening at the memorial is awesome, the y are giving benefits to the familes or officers killed, officers terminally ill, who die, and officers with catastrophic injuries, like Brumley, Mullin and Airhart and now they want to give out scholorships to the family members of those killed in the line of duty and you want to call it a racket, it's no wonder nobody wants to help us anymore, we can't even be grateful when we try to help ourselves....


Wrong! These officers have been given pennies Don't get me started on Airheart I'm stilling waiting for the benefit Terry Hillard left him in a pool of blood for over two hours and the doctors said he would have made a full recovery had he not lost all of that blood, and received medical care within a timely manner. This is a slush fund and in light of what I know about this department I can safely say Cline says "wheres mine" .

8/29/2007 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the 100 club of cook county already does that for the children.


Indeed they do, if you want to help your own, send your donations to the 100 club. My money always goes to them as they have no agenda.

8/29/2007 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who decided to give my money to college scholarships?
How much is earmarked for each scholarship?
Who decides who gets a scholarship?
How is this all for the Police Memorial?
This stinks like rotten shellfish.


Your right, yet get ready for some posters to try and make you feel guilty. I for one will not feel guilty for asking questions.

8/29/2007 06:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they found that since most of us came together and gave money to the fund (and still are) that it now has more funds then what is needed to maintain it. Rather then just ending the contributions it would make sense to apply them to benefit the families in some way. I have no problem continuing to contribute as long as it benefits the fallen officers families. I have yet to see any solid information that funds are inappropriately being used (internet gossip and conjecture does not count), and until then I will still contribute because I believe that the cause is too great to stop on hearsay.

8/29/2007 01:55:00 AM


Thanks for posting Phil Cline. This is a little more then conjecture. look at the memorial numbers.(first take your head out of the sand) also look at the history of this department white shirts who are involved with the mob stealing money. If you want to give why not give to the 100 club. Legit and accountable.

8/29/2007 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember Jim Crowley 22 yoa, paralized from the neck down (tasch driving) bedridden Dom Magalla, shot in head vegetative state, Davern severe brain injury in care of his family 24 hour care.


Fuck Sgt Merit Murphy and Fhat Phil were was the department for these guys. Phil was on the job, why havent these people been helped? The Black coppers have been realy helped by Hillard and there own but no one cares abou these white guys without clout.

We must not give another dime to the police memorial fund until Merit murphy and Kline are gone. if as a group we all declined to deduct for the fund they would get our message...

8/29/2007 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coppers are too stupid to see what is happening here.

8/29/2007 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Will everyone be coerced into attending the Candlelight Vigil this year?

8/29/2007 06:13:00 PM

recruits are ordered to attend along with staff. No choice. Close the academy, ceremonies have higher priority.

8/29/2007 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really do hope that we get an outside Superintendent and there is a wholesale housecleaning at 3510. Alot of bosses are already sweating their fate,too good for the street?

8/29/2007 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason Phat Phil was hugging Meeks is because he is also a "SHAKEDOWN ARTIST".

PHAT PHIL is the same as Jesse, Fat Al,Jakes,Meeks,etc.

Phat Phil professes a psuedo religion of helping coppers while trouncing on the graves of our heroic dead and extorting policemen.

The fake Rev's trounce upon their people professing deliverance from oppression while ruthlessly extorting them.

Essentially there is no difference and when the spotlight of inquiry is directed upon them they hurriedly run to their media cohorts for a quick "feel good" piece to make it all look legitimate.

They can perpetuate this deception only so long to the intelligent but unfortuantely most people today are sheep and very easily manipulated.

8/29/2007 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The exploitation of our dead and a noble memorial park is shameless.

8/29/2007 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CLINE CAN'T EVEN BE HISTORICALLY ACCURATE ON WHO THE FIRST CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER TO BE KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY IS.

8/29/2007 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Gold Star said...

Will everyone be coerced into attending the Candlelight Vigil this year?

8/29/2007 06:13:00 PM

I hope your not a cop, the candlelight vigil is to honor the 520 cops whose names are on our memorial wall. To think you would have to be coerced to attend means your a piece of shit.

8/29/2007 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That dumb ass gossiper Mike Sneed doesn't even live in Chicago. She hates us just as much as Mary Mitchell (her co-worker). You all should boycott her article just like M.M. she is no friend of the police.

8/29/2007 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I HEARD EX-COMMANDER ACOSTA IS GONNA COUNT THE $$$$$$ FOR PHAT PHIL

8/29/2007 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
That dumb ass gossiper Mike Sneed doesn't even live in Chicago. She hates us just as much as Mary Mitchell (her co-worker). You all should boycott her article just like M.M. she is no friend of the police.

8/29/2007 10:29:00 PM

SNEED ALSO IS A CLOSE PERSONAL FRIEND OF DANNY AND EDDIE BURKE, THEY GO TO IRELAND TOGETHER AND STAY IN BURKES IRISH CASTLE! SHE WILL NEVER WRITE BAD ABOUT BURKE AS SHE IS ON HIS KNEE BEING TOLD WHAT TO WRITE!

8/29/2007 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gold Star said...
Will everyone be coerced into attending the Candlelight Vigil this year?

8/29/2007 06:13:00 PM

I hope your not a cop, the candlelight vigil is to honor the 520 cops whose names are on our memorial wall. To think you would have to be coerced to attend means your a piece of shit.

8/29/2007 10:27:00 PM

SORRY BUT I FEEL THAT ST JUDES IS FOR HONORING OUR DEAD. MAY IS THE MONTH OF POLICE MEMORIALS. IE. THE NATIONAL POLICE MEMORIAL CEREMONY IN WASHINGTON DC,THE STATE OF ILLINOIS POLICE MEMORIAL IN SPRINGFIELD,IL,THE ST JUDES DAY MARCH AND MASS IN CHICAGO,ETC.

THIS IS PHAT PHIL CLINE CREATING HIS OWN POSITION TO MAKEUP FOR HAVING NO LEGACY. HE WAS FIRED, HE RUINED THE CPD AND NOW HE WILL RUIN WHAT WAS A NOBLE MISSION FOR OUR DEAD BY POLITICIZING IT AND EXPLOITING IT FOR A JOB AND MONEY.

IF YOU ARE A REAL GOLDSTAR I HONOR YOU AND HUMBLY OFFER MY CONDOLENCES BUT AS A REAL POLICE OFFICER WHO MAY ONE DAY GIVE HIS LIFE; I AM SHOCKED AND APPAULED BY THIS HORENDOUS UTILIZATION OF OUR DEAD HEROES FOR POLITICAL GAIN.

EXTORTING MONEY IN THE NAME OF DEAD AND ATTEMPTING TO VINDICATE YOURSELF UPON THE DEAD IS WRONG,PLAIN AND SIMPLE.

SCREW CLINE AND HIS THEATRICS

8/30/2007 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Maybe they found that since most of us came together and gave money to the fund (and still are) that it now has more funds then what is needed to maintain it. Rather then just ending the contributions it would make sense to apply them to benefit the families in some way. I have no problem continuing to contribute as long as it benefits the fallen officers families. I have yet to see any solid information that funds are inappropriately being used (internet gossip and conjecture does not count), and until then I will still contribute because I believe that the cause is too great to stop on hearsay.

8/29/2007 01:55:00 AM

THIS IS WHY I KEEP GIVING TO OPERATION PUSH AND THE NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK,YOU CAN'T BELIEVE THE HEARSAY. (internet gossip and conjecture does not count)

8/30/2007 01:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JUST REMEMBER THAT PHAT PHIL CHECKED TO SEE IF YOU WERE SIGNED UP AS A CONTRIBUTOR BEFORE YOU COULD GET A SPOT OR A MERITORIOUS PROMOTION.

REAL LEGIT

8/30/2007 02:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE MISSION BEYOND THE MEMORIAL

LINING PHAT PHIL AND PALS POCKETS WITH $$$$ AND PERKS.

8/30/2007 02:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think they should donate the extra money to the legal defense fund if they want to help policemen and do something noble. Everyday a copper is doing down in Chicago and its only getting worse.

Why do we need redundant efforts? The 100 Club,The Goldstar Families,the Feds,State,City all have insurance benefits and scholarships available to deceased member's families.

Any copper with a brain carries a sizeable life insurance policy and AFLAC or Combined insurance for disability coverage.

The memorial is beautiful and paid for,lets moveon.

8/30/2007 02:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Phil Cline feel guilty for firing that officer for abusing an IOD?

8/30/2007 02:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OUTRAGED,
AFTER READING THIS I WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CHICAGO POLICE MEMORIAL UNTIL THIS IS RECTIFIED.


http://www.constablequinn.com/Truth%20or%20Consequences%20one.html

WHERE ARE THE GOLDSTAR FAMILIES AT?

8/30/2007 03:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical responses. Lets just call each other names because we have a difference in opinions. If you dont want to contribute, dont, its as easy as that. Most posting against contributing seem to have a personal hatred for cline so you will have to forgive me if I dont run out and cancel just on your speculation. Some facts would be nice.

8/30/2007 05:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Most posting against contributing seem to have a personal hatred for cline"

Perhaps you need to ask youself why that is? That people see his pandering dead Police Officers for ego& monetary gain for what it truly is.
Reprehensible& Morally repugnant!!

8/30/2007 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FACT IS THE MEMORIAL IS PAID FOR 100%

FACT IS THAT THEY ARE STILL COLLECTING MONEY FOR A PAID FOR MEMORIAL

8/30/2007 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same 9od Nanglle and Cline B/S. Better Sneed carry Phils water than his big ass.

8/30/2007 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8/30
5:27am
"Facts" would be nice. How about you who obviously wants to defend Phil Cline, post some "facts" on where the money goes? You see most people who donate to an organization like to know where the money goes. So far we do know that Acosta took some of it and the rest we have Cline telling us about the "Mission Beyond" the Memorial. Well we have obviously been misled because we built the memorial never knowing about this mission beyond, that is a fact. Now I do know I'm on disability and I do know that never once did Cline or anybody else ever care about my financial situation, that is a fact. I'm sure if you take the time and get the "facts" you will find that the vast majority,meaning just about all of the disabled police officers never have or never will receive a penny from Cline and his bullshit "mission beyond". I have no respect or use for a man who will use the memory of our honored dead or the broken sick bodies of our disabled to create a position for himself, that is a fact. I will not respect a man or donate to his pet project when he obviously runs to the likes of Sneed to get the press to further his own personal agenda another fact. As was said before if Cline and Sneed really want to help the disabled police officers then they should help put the pressure on the Senate and House to pass the bills needed for us to get a much needed raise. If you want some "facts" I'll give you one:The fact is I've never received a raise on my disability not even a cost of living increase. Fact: we disabled coppers don't get the raises you get in the contract. And due to that fact I sit and wonder how long before my check no longer covers my expenses. There is your fact asshole think Phil gives a shit about that?

8/30/2007 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cline is nothing but a phoney ass crook trying to hook his people up. He want his kid to be boss and dont care nothing about anybody else who aint got some cheese for him.

8/30/2007 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truly Mindblogging Reading

Integrity Test Question for two Chicago candidates for CPD Superintendent

Question: Did the CPD Awards Committee, responsible for honoring fallen officers, meet on March 22, 2006 to evaluate new evidence and to vote on the case of Constable James Quinn?
Trusted insiders maintain the meeting never happened. Will the two Chicago candidates for Superintendent admit this? or will they tow the Cline lie?
As the Mayor prepares to interview candidates for superintendent, one trait will prove paramount to the selection process: integrity.
With CPD mired in a host of Cline-era controversies, the Mayor needs someone he can trust, someone who can clean house, and someone whose integrity is self-evident.
One way to test the integrity of the two Chicago candidates – both of whom sit on the CPD Awards Committee – is to see whether they will come clean or lie about an alleged meeting of the Awards Committee said to have been held on March 22, 2006, relative to Constable James Quinn, whom the Chicago History Museum recently found to be the earliest known Chicago police officer to have died in the line of duty…
Both CPD Superintendent Cline and his First Deputy, Dana Starks, claim they held such a meeting on March 22, 2006. It was no coincidence that the faked meting was prompted by a call from the Mayor’s office received that same day by the Superintendent’s office. The faked meeting was a result of that call. Reliable insiders maintain the meeting never happened and was fabricated to fool and placate the Mayor.
The test for the two Chicago candidates is whether they will tow the Cline line – and advance the lie that the Awards Committee really met and unanimously agreed that Quinn didn’t die in the line of duty – or whether they will come clean and admit that the so called Awards Committee never happened…meaning the Quinn issue has yet to be resolved on the up and up.

8/30/2007 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 8/29/2007 05:22:00 PM,

Mullin got the lions share because Daley wouldn't dare cross the Greeks. They have an inordinately high number of exempt spots despite their small population in the city and even smaller number on the job. Don't start talking about how smart they are-they're not, just kinky. They would never hold so many benefits for a pollock, kraut, or a loogin-or for Jim Camp. Remember Koumandoris, killed in Lincolnwood at his side gig in a bank? Rochford correctly denied line of duty benefits only to be reversed when the Greeks made their phone calls. Hire an outsider now. it couldn't be any worse than what we have now.

8/30/2007 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true that OUR pension board donated $100,000 to this Memorial Fund with our pension fund?

If our trustees allowed this they should be ashamed of themselves!

Anyone know if this true?

8/30/2007 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about you who obviously wants to defend Phil Cline, post some "facts" on where the money goes?.....There is your fact asshole think Phil gives a shit about that?
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Name calling aside:
A. I never defended cline in any way whatsoever. If you can speculate one way, I am allowed to speculate the other way, its only fair.

B. I am not the one crying foul. So far, the only facts that I have are that the memorial is built, cline is going to manage it (no salary figure announced yet), and now they are going to give further aid to the families (to injured officers as well) with the money still coming in. I still dont see how that is a bad thing. If you dont want to give to it anymore, then dont.

C. The memorial was built to honor officers who gave their lives in the line of duty. The mission beyond the memorial seems to be coming about because the memorial is now paid for. It would seem more logical to do that then it would to stop taking donations and trying to create another fund.

D. I have no doubt that there are officers who need continuous assistance for duty related injuries, and they should get it. But I am also not foolish enough to believe that everyone on dissability are there legitimatley. However unfortunate your situation may be, posting it here does not make it a fact against the memorial. There may be officers in much more need of help then you. Individual situations vary as well as the need for assistance. Any issues with raises would be a concern for the fop and the govt. to address and again, cant be used as a fact against the memorial.

If it turns out that this has been some kind of scam, then I will kick myself in the rear, cancel my contributions, and move on. Its only money people, and what I choose to do with mine really shouldnt bother you this much.

8/30/2007 11:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8/30
11:02pm
[Memorial-that which reminds you of someone or something.] Where in that definition do you see anything about scholarship funds? The fact remains the memorial is finished if Cline is so concerned about helping out families then start a new separate foundation,don't use a finished memorial's funds to do so. The memorial is to honor the dead not to give out money. You see the problem with all this? Taking memorial fund money donated by people who believed it was going to be used to honor the fallen and now choosing to use that money for something completely different. Almost sounds illegal doesn't it? Not illegal but surely unethical and misleading to collect donations for one thing(the memorial) and now use them for something totally different (the mission beyond)What you forget is that money is not Cline's money. That money belongs to all the people who donated and still donate. You know what your problem is? You are one of the CPD sheep who will follow and believe whatever your "hero" exempt boss is pushing at the time. Now twist your facts all you want but for one minute show some balls and admit the only true fact is the money does not belong to Cline and he has no business to make himself in charge of that money and decide how it is spent or who it is spent on. If you can't see the problem with him doing this then the fact is you truly are a sheep and when that money you donate gets embezzled or at the least misused by Cline you will have to look yourself in the mirror and realize you are spineless and went along with the likes of Cline.

8/31/2007 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is my question. Where does it end? Sure nice, college is paid for then why on earth wouldn't we cover ANY death of a Chicago Police officer at any time. Like god forbid killed in an auto accident on your way home from your shift. Or side job? These are still police officers aren't they? Why wouldn't we take care of those families before we would be piggybacking college educations that are already being picked up by other organizations?

8/31/2007 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY NOT DONATE THE FUNDS TO THE LEGAL DEFENSE FUND?

8/31/2007 02:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHEN ARE THE DETAILED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS COMING OUT?

8/31/2007 02:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOW MUCH IS PHIL CINE BEING PAID TO BE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,PERKS,BENEFITS,TRAVEL,ETCETRA?

8/31/2007 02:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY IS CONSTABLE QUINN NOT RIGHTLY NAMED AS THE FIRST CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY?

8/31/2007 02:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY WASN'T THE MISSION BEYOND THE MEMORIAL MADE PUBLIC FROM INCEPTION?

8/31/2007 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHO ARE THE BOARD MEMBERS,OFFICERS OF THE CHICAGO POLICE MEMORIAL?

8/31/2007 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY ARE THERE SO MANY HISTORICAL FACTUAL INACCURACIES RELATING TO THE HISTORY PORTION OF THE CHICAGO POLICE MEMORIAL?

8/31/2007 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ARE YOU CALLING THE HONORABLE EDWARD M. BURKE AND TOM GORMAN LIARS ON CONSTABLE QUINN?

8/31/2007 02:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE CONSTABLE QUINN SAGA LOOKS LIKE EXTREME MODERN DAY BIGOTRY AND ANTI-CATHOLICISM. THIS IS NOT RICK BARRETT EITHER BUT SOMEONE WHO CAN READ BETWEEN THE LINES AND HAS A VAST KNOWLEDGE AND INTEREST IN HISTORY.

I JUST READ THE OTHER HALF OF THE STORY THE OTHER DAY AND GUARANTEE YOU THAT THIS IS JUST IN ITS INFANCY. REVISIONIST HISTORY AND EGO WILL LOSE.

8/31/2007 02:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it turns out that this has been some kind of scam, then I will kick myself in the rear, cancel my contributions, and move on. Its only money people, and what I choose to do with mine really shouldnt bother you this much.

AGREED,THE ONLY WAY TO EXPOSE THE TRUTH IS TO SUBJECT THE ENTIRE MATTER TO OPEN,OBJECTIVE AND CANDID REVIEW. IF THERE IS NOTHING TO HIDE THERE IS NOTHING TO FEAR.

GRANDSTANDING UPON THOSE WHO GAVE ALL IS BEYOND SICK AND TWISTED AND BOILS MY BLOOD.

8/31/2007 02:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MAINTAINING AND CHECKING A LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS BEFORE GRANTING MERITORIOUS PROMOTIONS OR SPOTS IS TANTAMOUNT TO EXTORTION AND IS CRIMINAL.

INTIMIDATING RECRUITS,PROMOTEES AND OFFICERS INTO CONTRIBUTING IS MORALLY REPUGNANT AND LOW CLASS.

THIS HAS OCCURRED AND WAS RECENTLY OCCURRING BEFORE BEING BROUGHT TO LIGHT ON HERE AND THROUGH THE WORD OF MOUTH.

NOT EVERYONE IS A SHEEP ON THE CPD

8/31/2007 03:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8/30/2007 11:02:00 PM
Leviticus 26:14-46

8/31/2007 03:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't hold your breath for an honest anwer you will suffocate.

8/31/2007 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I feel for Brumly, Mullin & Airhart and their families, and I believe they deserve every dime and benefit they get,"

GOING ON 6 YEARS,Still waiting on the Joe Airhart Benefit, Brumly has gotten minimal help.

Mullen has GOTTEN PLENTY, 30+ Benefits, Retired as a GOLD STAR,,& Numerous other forms of assistance.



Truth be told this is all true.

8/31/2007 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Question for Rick Barrett,how did Phat Phil escape being indicted in the Marquette Ten caper?

8/31/2007 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen to this radio interview about Constable James Quinn

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5353814

9/01/2007 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL, I have never been called so many names for giving to charity. I give up, its like banging my head against the wall. You have your opinion, I have mine. When some numbers become available I will make up my mind, and no, I wont wait forever either.

9/01/2007 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
LOL, I have never been called so many names for giving to charity. I give up, its like banging my head against the wall. You have your opinion, I have mine. When some numbers become available I will make up my mind, and no, I wont wait forever either.

9/01/2007 01:12:00 AM

Philling Phil Clines pockets is not really charity,no pun intended.

9/01/2007 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are they still giving out those little CPD stars to the big contributors? I heard that contributors are throwing them out to get out of traffic violations.

9/02/2007 06:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/02
6:10am
You gotta be shitting me. Half the guys retired and disabled can't get a star from Sgt Gaugne in personnel because he fucks with them and Phil gives them away for contributions. SCC ought to check this out.

9/02/2007 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are we ever going to get any answers to our questions or is Phat Phil just waiting for this to blow over and for people to forget?

9/02/2007 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give the excess money to the Legal Defense Fund, everyday coppers are getting slammed. Those tact guys from 011 will be going through the wringer soon on that media distortion.

9/02/2007 06:55:00 PM  

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