Saturday, September 29, 2007

Department in Disarray

Also from the comments, someone named "mayday":
  • In light of recent developments and the oncoming firestorm of negative national publicity, there is absolutely no way for Daley to appoint an insider as the next Superintendent.

    They've circled the wagons on the 5th floor at City Hall. CPD HQ is one big clusterfuck.

    Daley's dilemma is compounded by the fact that qualified "outsiders" know that clout has finally come home to roost in the CPD.

    Watch the mass exodus of the current political hack bosses combined with the "brain drain" of younger, talented officers.

    In retrospect, the pre-O.W. Wilson "Summerdale Scandal" was mere child's play.

    Ultimately, federal receivership is a given.

    Suffice to say that among other things, the days that lie ahead will be most interesting.
"May you live in interesting times" is both a blessing and a curse. We're certainly got the "interesting times" part down pat. We can't remember morale being this low, manpower being this short and recruiting being this desperate. We received word from Chief Bill Kushner that the interest in his Department has never been higher. We've met and heard from dozens of cops who are looking into jobs with the UN Police Force worldwide just to get away from the CPD for a while, maybe permanently and the hiring picture is bleak.

We can hardly wait to see what the PERF people come up with. It certainly can't get any less interesting.

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114 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

although I've spent my career with the CPD, anyone (and I mean anyone, including extended family)) who ever asks me about a career in law enforcement, I say, it's a great career, if you're interested in it, but...STAY AWAY from Chicago, one of the most historically corrupt city administrations in US history. If you are truly interested in law enforcement, look elsewhere...

9/29/2007 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous BERWYN! said...

well, if this blog suddenly changes to SON OF SVENGOOLIE COP, then you know SCC made the switch.

9/29/2007 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A new supt? We need to dump every exempt yes everyone of them clout fuck assholes! Start over! Next demote all the merit idiots top down! We need to restore trust and credibility in this dept! Will the feds take over daleys failure? maybe! if they do daley can kiss the olympics good-bye but they are probably gone anyway due to daleys total lack of any management skills! INDICT DALEY NOW!

9/29/2007 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The majority of the CPD scandals have one in common:"Clout".The arrogance and hubris of these clout-connected jagoffs finally caught up to them.The SOS scandal will continue to unfold and we have not seen the worse aspects of this scandal come to light..That is just a guess upon my part.

9/29/2007 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If CPD is taken over by the feds, which is a very real possibility, our contract, minus pay and benefits, is out the window.

You are at the mercy of the US Dept of Justice if you get a beef.

Look up LAPD and the Concent Decree, they are STILL under the feds from the whole Rampart (SOS) thing.

9/29/2007 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the indictment:

FINNIGAN
Then we're fucked.
CW-2
Yeah, especially with uh...
FINNIGAN
Yeah, yeah.
CW-2
...(UI) mister...yeah.
FINNIGAN
Yeah. Right? That's what I mean. And that's what I'm worried about. The other one was fucking, completelyfuckin', no complaints about the work.
CW-2
Fuck.
FINNIGAN
This one is fuckin'...this one is, is risky.
_________________


Um, "the other one"?!?!?!?!? What the fuck does that mean? Cause there is a nasty rumor gaining steam out there that better not prove to be true!

9/29/2007 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone put in a Shakman claim?? I did and hope to get a piece of the pie...just curious...and what grounds did you cite.

9/29/2007 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone better start getting down to the basics and pray. Pray that the Feds don't take over. You think this is a mess now? You want be able to wipe in the locker room without justifying why you needed toilet paper.

Start praying folks.

9/29/2007 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch the mass exodus of the current political hack bosses combined with the "brain drain" of younger, talented officers.

In retrospect, the pre-O.W. Wilson "Summerdale Scandal" was mere child's play.

Ultimately, federal receivership is a given.
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Even if an outsider is appointed as Supt. OR for that matter the Feds come in.. The exempt changes will still be made by Daley. Daley will have the same power with an outsider as he did with all past Superintdents.

If the Feds come in he will not have half as much power with the police however he can still say who he wants in command spots. (As long as they are not criminals)

9/29/2007 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This dept should be run like a business in the private sector. Right about now, the parent company, in this case the Govt, takes over and the entire dept is overhauled. EVERY officer from a ppo to the super has to interview to keep his job. Ever see the movie Office Space? Where the Bobs come in and trim the fat? That's what we need in a major way. Take us over, for the love of god.

At the very LEAST we need to restructure....simple things, like getting a new helmet involves several people....one to answer the phone, one to open the door, a supervisor to sign it out....the medical section...a nurse po meets with you, then you walk next door and a po calls the dr to schedule your appointment. Wow. A model of efficiency. Lets re-allocate our resources...In my view, we offer a buyout to the old timers, replace as many as possible with civilians, who are quite capable of filling out the boxes in most of the reports at a much lesser pay scale. Eliminate sos, tru, hell, EVERYTHING out of homan....put ALL officers back in the districts. Let the captains manage their people...STOP MICROMANAGING THE CAPTAINS....if they feel they need a reverse buy, or a prostitution sting, they should have PLENTY of officers...here's why-
Lets assume we have 9000 po's (9161 title)....lets put 200 of them in bs positions...headquarters, erps, range, academy etc. that leaves 8700 officers split 25 ways =348 officers per district, 116 per watch. 116!! even if you take away the watch sec, caps and lockup , you still have 110 per watch, almost 37 POLICE OFFICERS PER ROLL CALL!!!! ....We don't have a manpower problem folks, we have a MANAGEMENT problem.
Can you imagine walking into a late rapid roll call and seeing 37 coppers? Talk about presence on the street!

9/29/2007 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You think it's bad now, wait a few years. The Department simply cannot find qualified candidates to take this job. As a result, new hiring cannot keep up with the rate of attrition.

The Training Academy requested and was approved to start a class of 60 recruits in October. Unfortunately, Personnel can only give them 45 qualified people at this time. Apparently what is happening is that the Personnel Division is taking too long to complete the hiring & screening process. Because of the time lag between testing and actual hiring, a large majority of candidates (those who have not been weeded out in the hiring process) have become established in the private sector and refuse to leave their current employment for both a huge pay cut and forced, overpriced city living.

As a side note, the Tacoma, Washington Police Department was in the 003rd District tonight recruiting CPD officers for lateral transfers. The pay and benefits are out of this world. I would advise anyone thinking about leaving to check out what they have to offer!

9/29/2007 02:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know what you mean by the city being desperate for hiring people. I remember back when I got on this department how I used to look down on the females on this job. With the crap we've been getting the last couple of years with some of these over educated, metro-sexual coppers, some of these gals ain't so bad. The girls would probably be able to take these weirdos in a fight. I'm especially sick of these losers that are getting on the job right under the "you're too old" cutoff. It's always the same stories with these geeks. "Yeah, before I got on this job, I was in the computer business, making a 100 grand a year but that didn't work out." All book smarts but no common sense. Just the type of guys you want to go on a domestic with at a crackhouse. But that's what the city wants. Instead of tough minded men that don't mind getting there hands dirty, they want touchy feely counselors. I hate to say it, but one of these guys is going to get themselves or someone else killed. Keep up the good work SCC, and to all you old-timers, hair gel dudes, hard working coppers and lazy dogs, stay safe.

9/29/2007 02:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please Feds, investigate how the Chicago police department grants the so called "Merit" promotions.You can spell it C-L-O-U-T.There really isn't any merit in the entire process, if there were 99% of thoes promoted under merit would never be there.They have a saying that they are very fond of "It doesn't matter how you get there, as long as you get there".Perhaps it should be tatooed on their foreheads so we all know who they are. I don't care if I never get promoted if I don't pass the tests or rank high enough, I don't deserve to if thats the case,but they don't either.Even if it takes you twenty years to investigate this, do it.

9/29/2007 03:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'M NOT SURPRISED BILL KUSHNER'S BERWYN PD IS GETTING A LARGE RESPONSE. FOR YEARS, BERWYN WAN NOTHING MORE THAN A CORRUPT TOWN THAT WAS NEXT TO CICERO. NOW THAT THE "OLD REGIME" OF BERWYN IS GONE, RESIDENTS OF BERWYN DEMAND THAT THE OLD DAYS OF BERWYN REMAIN GONE. BILL KUSHNER'S EXCELLENT REPUTATION THROUGHOUT THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS WELL KNOWN. NOW IT'S IN BERWYN. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

NOW, LET'S TAKE A QUICK LOOK AT ONE OF MAYOR DALEY'S POLITICAL HACKS: "SERGEANT ADS" OF THE CENTRAL CONTROL GROUP. THIS LITTLE MICRO-MANAGING MANIAC HAS THE COMMANDERS OF EIGHTEEN AND ONE COMPLAINING THAT HE'S DRIVING THEM NUTS! BOTH OF YOU TWO ARE WONDERING, "WHY THE HECK DID I TAKE THIS JOB!?" HEY YOU TWO EXEMPTS: SURE SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME TO ACCEPT THOSE EXEMPT STARS! (OH DON'T WORRY! "SGT. ADS" IS PROHIBITED FROM READING SCC!) IF HE DOES, YOU HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF EXPLAINING TO DO!

9/29/2007 06:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is unsinkable. God himself could not sink this ship.

9/29/2007 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say keep the regular watch times and add some 10 and 12 hour cars to cover the gaps in service 1400 to 1600 and 0000 to 0200. All rapids should start at 1600. Every other police dept does it so let get with the program.

9/29/2007 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This police department is becoming more like the police department in Robocop

9/29/2007 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um, "the other one"?!?!?!?!? What the fuck does that mean? Cause there is a nasty rumor gaining steam out there that better not prove to be true!

9/29/2007 12:50:00 AM........I think any idiot can read between the lines.SCC decided not to print my comment a couple days ago regarding this possibility.When this comes out SCC,you will look like a dunce and I will look like Sherlock Fucken Holmes.

9/29/2007 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merit should be gone, of course you will see very few men/women of color in mgt postions. And there is a cetain civilian deputy who still gets to pick merit sgts. FTW

9/29/2007 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Federal oversight will not increase morale. We need the CPD brass to step up, grab the wheel, and start turning!

9/29/2007 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You think it's bad now, wait a few years. The Department simply cannot find qualified candidates to take this job. As a result, new hiring cannot keep up with the rate of attrition.
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Lift that residency rule!! Get some fresh minds and souls. Bring it home to daddy!!!!

9/29/2007 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You make me laugh.

The FEDs are very political. They promote on clout and relationships just like evry other City,Stae, or Private Co.

Wake up.

It's always gonna be that way.

9/29/2007 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous The Joker said...

This town needs an enima

9/29/2007 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The feds would have to be better than the corrupt clout babies that are destroying this dept. Daley etting the alderman and the hdo and other pols get there picks of merit promotions and command assignments is destroying this dept. We have bosses that are idiots because they do work for alderman we have a sup with a ged because its politicaly helpful. Let the feds take clout and politics out of the dept. the bosses that should be bussing tables at some bridgeport restraunt will be the only losers.

9/29/2007 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/29/2007 06:05:00 AM

The only reason he got the job is simple he grew up in bridgeport, the old man daley was fond of the young lad took him to the fishing hole many times and promised to take care of the lad. Bingo richie does wahtever he wants and promotes the lad all the way! This lad watches the movie "clear and present danger" To much what a goof! But he will be 1st deputy as then daley has a direct line to everything similiar to now but with more up his ass! The guys on daleys detail could not stand him either! Even today they talk about what a goof he is!

9/29/2007 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of you complain of merit, what about the fact that the tests administered by this department are fraught with fraud. Professor Friedman, of Univ. of Chicago, the person who authored tipping point and other such books, noted that he could and would show statistically, how the CPD promotional tests were/had been co-opted (i.e compromised). The city wanted no part of this. So before you talk about merit, and if you believe everyone that took the tests and past them REALLY deserve to be promoted, guess again. As the great Deputy Mauer once stated in front of a select few persons, and I was so honored to be in his presence, “Yeah, I gave the answers to my guys, so what, the feds can’t do anything about it”.

If you don’t believe this find out the people in his “invitation only” study group and see what rank they presently hold.

The old divide and conquer rule of warfare is working once again.

9/29/2007 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a side note, the Tacoma, Washington Police Department was in the 003rd District tonight recruiting CPD officers for lateral transfers. The pay and benefits are out of this world. I would advise anyone thinking about leaving to check out what they have to offer!

9/29/2007 02:19:00 AM

Why in the world would any outside agency recruit from 003?!?!? May as well just go to a GD meeting and recruit.

9/29/2007 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the indictment:

FINNIGAN
Then we're fucked.
CW-2
Yeah, especially with uh...
FINNIGAN
Yeah, yeah.
CW-2
...(UI) mister...yeah.
FINNIGAN
Yeah. Right? That's what I mean. And that's what I'm worried about. The other one was fucking, completelyfuckin', no complaints about the work.
CW-2
Fuck.
FINNIGAN
This one is fuckin'...this one is, is risky.
_________________


Um, "the other one"?!?!?!?!? What the fuck does that mean? Cause there is a nasty rumor gaining steam out there that better not prove to be true!

9/29/2007 12:50:00 AM
IN RESPONSE: What i beleive the are talking about is the copper who got "painted" on harrison....no complaints there huh!!! especially since 35/michigan took over the case instead of area dets.....something to think about

9/29/2007 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A new supt? We need to dump every exempt yes everyone of them clout fuck assholes! Start over! Next demote all the merit idiots top down! We need to restore trust and credibility in this dept! Will the feds take over daleys failure? maybe! if they do daley can kiss the olympics good-bye but they are probably gone anyway due to daleys total lack of any management skills! INDICT DALEY NOW!

9/29/2007 12:06:00 AM

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Don't forget most of the newly made Sergeants. Those secret little study sessions that happened before part two of the test where the questions and the answers were given to the clout heavy.

I know of at least four newly made Sergeants that fell into this category. Hell, one of them was proud to admit it.

9/29/2007 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is another example of policing Chicago police style:

A man goes to 35/Mich to turn himself in for homicide.
He presents the Det. card (with contact info) to the desk officers.
The desk officers tell him he has to go to Area 2 to turn himself in, and allows him to walk out of the building.
Desk officers never bother to call the area to find out any info while the man is standing in front of them.
He exits the building and flags down a squad car and turns himself in to them.
These officers had the presence of mind to call the area to learn a homicide offender just jumped into their car.

To the police officers working building security at 35/Mich, Thanks for a job well done. *sarcasm off*

9/29/2007 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

. . . "Tacoma, Washington Police Department was in the 003rd District tonight recruiting CPD officers for lateral transfers. The pay and benefits are out of this world." . . .

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The cost of living sucks there.. that's why the pay is good.

"There is no such thing as a free lunch" ~ Economics 101

9/29/2007 11:30:00 AM  
Blogger Dr. Feelgood said...

shockingly, i have to agree with what most have said here, its the clout that is the problem. I mean, bless you if have it, use it to get a good spot, but covering up stuff because of clout is what led to this cluster____. will this dept ever look at qualifications? I am all for merit and if I had clout I would be for that too, but that doesnt mean I should get away with everything because of the clout. You cant blame the bosses entirely. you blame the highest level of that persons clout.

9/29/2007 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dept. in disarray?? Ok, just one man's humble opinion so don't flame me... In the scheme of things there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with the men & women who strap on, come to work, answer their calls and do the little (and not so little) things that keep this city from falling further into the boiling shit pot it's already in. The 5th floor hobbit is going to be free to as he pleases because I just had an interesting thought... if you notice in the last few years the G has been picking off his underlings whenever scandal pops up? Sorich et al? Hmmmm... can we say possible cooperating witness boys & girls?? Didn't he have to sit for a deposition a few years back? Maybe you can help me out SCC and fill in the gaps on this because I remember it was supposedly hush hush and done at city hall and not the federal building... Just playing a bit of devil's advocate here because Mayor Mumbles has the luck of the devil himself but hopefully it will come to an end... Hmmmmm?

9/29/2007 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that a LOT of police departments are stepping up recruiting officers from cpd...
A friend of mine from Ft. Lauderdale P.D. has been burning up my e-mail with questions like "Man, WTF is going on in Chicago?" And honestly speaking I say that I have no idea in hell because there are more than a few reasons being the police in this town is getting tough.

9/29/2007 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IS IT TRUE THE CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS ARE ON HOLD UNTIL WE GET A NEW BOSS?
WHATS dALEY'S HURRY THEN?
IT WILL BE A LONG TIME BEFORE WE SEE A NEW CONTRACT
I WANT MY RETRO CHECK PLUS INTEREST.

9/29/2007 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"clout" is a way of life. There is always going to be people that receive promotions, jobs, better beats etc. just because they know somebody. If you take power away from one group the next group is going to do the same thing. That's life.

9/29/2007 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

although I've spent my career with the CPD, anyone (and I mean anyone, including extended family)) who ever asks me about a career in law enforcement, I say, it's a great career, if you're interested in it, but...STAY AWAY from Chicago, one of the most historically corrupt city administrations in US history. If you are truly interested in law enforcement, look elsewhere.
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I tell people the same thing even though I love being the Police there is way to much b.s. here over the last several years.. You can still be the police other places with a better quality of life and less headaches... Except if you are old guy like me--be careful out there...

9/29/2007 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jerry is my friend and always will be...that is what friends are all about..What he did was wrong.he is a good man.unlike herria

9/29/2007 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FEDS ARE COMING M.T and D.D AND W.G so dont think its over.Jerry made yo8u look good now you have to take the bad.

9/29/2007 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's it, I'm transfering to Melrose Park.

9/29/2007 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One thing that is very obvious is that there was no supervision when those Shield wannabes were stealing and going and doing what they please. Supervision must be held accountable. They either did not want to know or were participating.

9/29/2007 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS WORKING NO CLOUT POLICE OFFICER SAYS: THE OTHER DAY I WAS IN NAPERVILLE WHERE MY FAMILY LIVES, MY BROTHER AND I WENT TO THE EDWARDS HEALTH FINEST CENTER WHICH IS LOCATED NEXT TO EDWARDS HOSPITAL FOR A WORKOUT. WELL WHILE I WAS WORKING OUT I MET A HIGH RANKING POLICE OFFICIAL FROM A WESTERN SUBURB. HERES WHAT HE TOLD ME , HE STATED THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE NO CLOUT CPD MEMBERS ARE HARD WORKING OFFICERS WHO DO A GREAT JOB UNDER EXTREME CIRCUMSTANCES.HE STATED THAT THE REASON NO OUTSIDERS ARE APPLYING FOR THE JOB, IS THE POLITICS AND THE POOR EXCUSE OF THE MAYOR WE HAVE. HE STATED IF HE WAS POLICE CHIEF HE WOULD GET RID OF 99 PERCENT OF OUR EXEMPTS. HE DID STATE THAT HE HAD MET RETIRED DEPUTY CHIEF TOM WALTON AND NOW CURRENT POLICE CHIEF OF BERWYN WILLIAM KUCSHNER AND STATED THAT THEY COULD TRANSFORM OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT INTO A SHINING EXAMPLE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT. BUT HE ALSO STATED THIS : TO KILL THE SNAKE YOU MUST FIRST CUT OFF ITS HEAD.

9/29/2007 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now what does the Exempt population have to do with Fennigan and other corrupt cops. P.O.'s are supervised by Sergeants, who are supervised by Lieutenants, etc. etc. Their are a long line of people before you even reach the exempt population or even the Superintendent.

Also, just because he has a G.E.D., does not mean he cannot and is not running this department as it should be. If that is a negative crieteria, why don't we talk about Dep. Superintendent Risley, who just has a G.E.D. and has fabricated college, or Deputy Chief Cronin who has a G.E.D. and absolutely no college, who is collecting a $100,000.00 pension and who is back on the pay scale and is collecting $147,000.00 in cash in current salary.

How about your ex superintendnet Cline who is back on the payroll of volunteer contributions for police families who lost their loved ones. How come he isn't volunteering his time instead of collecting thousands of dollars that could have been used to help a family?

You idiots are discussing bullshit on this blog that has nothing to do with the state of our department. Morale is already low, not becuase of leadership per se, but because of how we are all being convicted by the media for a crime we did not committ. Their are criminals in all professions, ours is just more interesting if I must say.

Why don't you guys talk about some positives and identify some of the great stuff our department and our troops do on a daily basis. The entire world and the news media are reading this blog, especially since the Sun Times let the entire world know it existed. This just feeds the negative perception and puts us in a negative light each and every day.

Get a life, get a life, use your brain if you still have one.

9/29/2007 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgt. ADS has a hell of a lot more on the ball than 90 percent of thses bosses on the job and I'm sppeaking about Sgt.'s and up. And I do not work for him I have just dealt with him.

9/29/2007 02:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring the FEDs In how much worse can it get. Look at the merit sgts, when my dad came on the job my merits sgts daddy who retired as a dc was a po instructor in the acedemy. Clout begats clout.

SOS would never have occurred on such a large scale except for the merit appointees. Every one was afraid to touch or question them, the majority of good sergeants jobs in the districts or units are now staffed by merit appointees. ten years ago if you were a worker you made by workin for a supervising worker not beholden to a political sponsor. Please Fitz take over, and do it soon. Why not have the FEDS take over, if you are honest and non clouted you might have a chance. Remeber every ten years the cpd has a major scandal, but also remember ten, twenty, thirty years ago what a great department this was, before Kline, merits and the technology.

9/29/2007 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kushner is full of bs. You were one of his guys or not. Old boy went from 006 to merit detective, detective at acedemy, sgt in 022,
to Lt in 002, to HQs.

Talk to the minority officers in Berwyn if you believe he is the true professional.

9/29/2007 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous BERWYN IS NEXT 2 CICERO said...

a relative applied to Berwyn said they had around 200 applications.

as usual a lot of the people applying
forgot various documents needed for the application.

9/29/2007 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, if this blog suddenly changes to SON OF SVENGOOLIE COP, then you know SCC made the switch.

9/29/2007 12:04:00 AM

That was good.

9/29/2007 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/29/2007 12:50:00 AM
oh God, I was hoping that it was only my imagination...These m-fers have disgraced my father,my grandfather,my great-grandfather,and myself,how can something I've been so proud to be connected to be ruined by 3-peanut brained scumbags? I may not seem to be the best but at least I'm honest,and if it mattered it appears my two DC's now trump all their "awards" put together...quick question! Today is the 7th anniversary of what great arrest in 007? Answer! yeah I don't know either....get my point? 8.5-.25-.25-.50=1 days pay +piece of mind if you keep a grip on reality

9/29/2007 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DID YOU HERE ABOUT THE NEW OVERTIME?!
ITS CALLED SOS
S-SICK
O-OF
S-STUPIDITY
THE NEW ORDER SAYS IF YOU ARE FOUND TO BE STUPID (I.E. SOS,GUYS FROM 022,
ABBATE...)BEAT COPPERS LINE UP ON THEIR OFF DAYS OFF FOR TIME AND A HALF AND TAKE TURNS KICKING YOU IN THE BALLS AND/OR VAGINA UNTIL WE FEEL WE HAVE BEEN REIMBURSED FOR ALL YOUR STUPIDITY. THE ONLY RULES:WE CAN'T WEAR DUTY BELTS (BETTER LEG EXTENSION) AND WE MUST YELL "STUPID!" WITH EACH KICK ANNNNND IF WE HAVE BEEN DIRECTLY EFFECTED BY YOUR STUPIDITY WE WILL BE ISSUED A GPS PHONE THAT WE MUST INSERT INTO YOUR NOW PUCKERED LITTLE ASSHOLE...IT'LL SOUND SOMETHING LIKE THIS:
STEP,STEP,KICK,"STUPID!"
NEXT
STEP,STEP,KICK,"STUPID!"...(SPIN)
PLOOP!(PHONE INSERTED) "NOW WE'LL KNOW WHERE THE ASSHOLES ARE...STUPID!"

9/29/2007 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off topic, but directed to the sgts.

Here's the scenario in the next Lts. exam. It's titled, "Your nightmare day of being the watch commander"
"A police officer walks into your office with the court notification book with Sgt. "G"'s signature and date on a court notification. The police officer informs you that he was not notified by Sgt. "G" of the notification and complains that the Sgt. signed and backdated the notification. You, as the watch commander ask the police officer,"How can you prove the sergeant backdated the notification?" The police officer hands you the same notification and it's blank w/o the sgt.'s signature and says, "I found this notification and photocopied it. My FOP rep was with me at the time."

Question to you aspiring lieutenants

1. Can you name the department rules and regulation violations?

If so, score some points with ADS Kirby and submit a "To-From" report explaining in detail how this situation should be remedied.
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I think the egg shells just got a little louder!

9/29/2007 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE FEDS AREN'T GOING TO TAKE OVER ANYTHING THEYRE GONNA KICK THIS SOS THING IN THE ASS MAKING SURE ANYONE COVERING ANYTHING UP GETS WHAT THEY HAVE COMING,AND THEN THEY'LL DO WHAT THEY HAVE ALWAYS DONE SIT BACK AND LET THE NEXT FUCK UP PRACTICALLY KNOCK ON THEIR DOOR WITH STUPIDITY IN HAND...F#CK IF THEY FEEL LIKE COMING TO MY NEXT DOMESTIC AND LISTEN TO HOW FELICIA WANTS D'MARQUIS "OUT MY HOUSE" CAUSE HE DONE DRANK ALL MY WINE...AND HE SELL DRUGS" I'LL HOLD THE DOOR FOR 'EM WE COULD USE ANOTHER PERSON TO FOLLOW HIM BACK AND FORTH FOR TWENTY MINUTES WHILE HE LOOKS FOR HIS WHITE TEE THAT WAS ON THE BED THE WHOLE TIME...BUT HE WAS TOO BUSY TRYIN' TO PROVE HIS POINT HE COULDN'T FOCUS ON THE TASK AT HAND MEANWHILE ITS 120 DEGREES IN THE APARTMENT THAT SMELLS LIKE AN ODD COMBINATION OF SEX,NEWPORTS,AND DIRT AND WHEN I SAY DIRT i MEAN LIKE A PICKING UP A HANDFULL OF DIRT AND SMELLING IT! ALSO ANOTHER PERSON TO CHECK MY PARTNER WHO KEEPS SAYING "DUDE I'M TELLING YOU SOMETHING FROM THAT LAST DOMESTIC IS CRAWLING ON ME...CHECK MY BACK,YA KNOW WHAT PULL OVER I GOTTA JUMP UP AND DOWN AND STOMP MY FEET SOMETHINGS ON ME.FEEEEEEEEEW CARE TO JOIN US?

9/29/2007 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surrender your gun and badge at the radio room. You all are too soft to be Chicago cops!

9/29/2007 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ONLY hope for this Department is to bring in an outsider. The current batch of exempts are to beholden to the system and whoever put them in place. But whoever the new Superintendent may be, that person absolutely needs a guarantee from the Mayor that he can run the Department with zero interference from City Hall or any Aldercreature. He needs a contract or something written into law that the ONLY way he can be fired is if he exhibits gross malfeasance, ala Darryl Gates in L.A. Without any of theses things one would be a FOOL to come here. Richard Daley has RUINED the Chicago Police Department. He should be tried as a criminal for what he has done to it. An outsider is our only hope. And even if we get an outsider, I wonder if it's not too late!

9/29/2007 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck all you guys and your whining. If I want real police protection, all I gotta do is take a ride over to the white hen at 103rd and western, they hold roll call there, its tough to find a parking spot even to run in and get a gallon of milk. You guyshave too much time on your hands.

9/29/2007 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok,why doesn't SCC just make one big post that way I don't have to switch from 5 different posts just to read the follow-ups.I am getting dizzy and I am contemplating having a cocktail.

And why don't we just say that we pretty much think that the "other one" was JV? Are we in denial? He was a GOOD cop. JF did'nt care about anyone but himself. Not many det's on this blog huh? Now the hard part..Prove it was JF. Never gonna happen and that sucks.

9/29/2007 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sure feels good to know I only have to work 2 more years on this job to collect a pension!

9/29/2007 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did the SOS idiots put in their arrest report the probable cause and who their daddy is?

9/29/2007 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This does not affect my job at all. I still go out, take my calls and do a lot of DUI's.

9/29/2007 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DID YOU HERE ABOUT THE NEW OVERTIME?!
ITS CALLED SOS
S-SICK
O-OF
S-STUPIDITY
THE NEW ORDER SAYS IF YOU ARE FOUND TO BE STUPID (I.E. SOS,GUYS FROM 022,
ABBATE...)
9/29/2007 04:03:00 PM

It must be the weekend,kids are playing on the computer again.
I think I hear your mommy calling you...

9/29/2007 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

crieteria,

use your brain if you still have one.

9/29/2007 02:25:00 PM

lol this is great stuff

9/29/2007 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A police officer walks into your office with the court notification book with Sgt. "G"'s signature and date on a court notification. The police officer informs you that he was not notified by Sgt. "G" of the notification and complains that the Sgt. signed and backdated the notification. You, as the watch commander ask the police officer, "How can you prove the sergeant backdated the notification?" The police officer hands you the same notification and it's blank w/o the Sgt.'s signature and says, "I found this notification and photocopied it. My FOP rep was with me at the time."
*************************

Here's my answer kid, it looks like YOU are getting SPARed for missing YOUR court date. You can write your To/From to the commander to appeal the punishment. You can tell him that your FOP rep, Mayor Daley and his Holiness the Pope were with you when you made your Xerox copy.

The FRONT OFFICE should have the original copy of the court notification with the Sgt's signature on it. If not, then the sergeant or watch commander will leave paper to answer for the court deviation.

Reference: G.O. 93-07 addendum 7 AKA: Shit Rolls DOWN hill on this job

9/29/2007 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put some more gel in your hair, shut your holes, do your jobs, and bend over holding your ankles "may I have another Sir !!" wah wah wah, get some time on the job whiney biatches.

9/29/2007 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a nasty rumor that the cop who was gunned down outside his house earlier this year just might be tied to Ofc. Finnagan. I hope that is not true but with all this weeks revelations... who knows.

Cops killing other cops, hired hits? Phew, what has this cept. come to?

This is exactly what this miserable corrupt clout department has coming, a major major scandal. I don't see how Chicago can possible avoid a Federal consent decree. Complaining about supervisors and getting fucked by the city now? You ain't seen nothing. The Fed will throw out whole portions of our contract and the FOP will only be able to watch.

9/29/2007 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Federal receivership is a given", not so fast. Our department is more intact than the sensationalist headlines concerning a few incidents concentrated around a couple of units would have you believe.

9/29/2007 07:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RETIRED DEPUTY CHIEF TOM WALTON

Hey zippy, walton would f**k you harder than anyone if he didn't like you.

9/29/2007 07:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't really matter who the next supe is, keating will be the 1st deputy reigning like jack townsend

9/29/2007 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talk to the minority officers in Berwyn if you believe he is the true professional.

9/29/2007 03:07:00 PM

And what would they say? He does not like them, he loves them, he is checking their citizenship?

What would the monorities have to beef about. its not like they got the job because they were qualified. They got it because they exist.

9/29/2007 07:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
One thing that is very obvious is that there was no supervision when those Shield wannabes were stealing and going and doing what they please. Supervision must be held accountable. They either did not want to know or were participating.

9/29/2007 01:16:00 PM
the shield guys even knew how to "payoff" for the money train! Who in the white shirts were paid to look the other way? Inquiring munds need to know! Soon though jerry,carl, and especially keith the little girl will shit all over telling everything! If your were in volved your gone!

9/29/2007 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SOS had/has some of the best of the best in their "elite unit". I can say that because I worked along side many of them in my 4+ years there. These few guys should not discredit all the hard work the others still in the unit do on a daily basis. For the guys still there, you are going thru trying times with all these assholes ripping SOS at every turn, keep your heads held high and remember: if it doesn't kill you it will make you stronger. And for the rest of you clowns, go back to being the jealous dog-ass coppers that you'll always be....

9/29/2007 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

INregards to 9/29 0143hrs: Checked my Seniority on The C,P.D website. I came on at the end of 1986. They stated I was at around1100. Website also said there were over 10000 positions in the 1961payrollcode. Comments welcome.

9/29/2007 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO THE POSTER OF:
"ALSO ANOTHER PERSON TO CHECK MY PARTNER WHO KEEPS SAYING "DUDE I'M TELLING YOU SOMETHING FROM THAT LAST DOMESTIC IS CRAWLING ON ME...CHECK MY BACK,YA KNOW WHAT PULL OVER I GOTTA JUMP UP AND DOWN AND STOMP MY FEET SOMETHINGS ON ME.FEEEEEEEEEW CARE TO JOIN US?

9/29/2007 04:27:00 PM"

HILARIOUS! I FORGOT WHAT IT'S LIKE TO WORK THE GHETTO!

9/29/2007 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO THE POSTER OF:
"Anonymous said...
Sgt. ADS has a hell of a lot more on the ball than 90 percent of thses bosses on the job and I'm sppeaking about Sgt.'s and up. And I do not work for him I have just dealt with him.

9/29/2007 02:30:00 PM"

_________________________________

"YOU'VE JUST DEALT WITH HIM"?

DOES THIS MEAN YOU JUST FINISHED TALKING TO THE MIRROR?

9/29/2007 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD is gone. It doesn't matter if the FEDS take over or not. Clout and merit have been here since anyone can remember. The breaking point in this dept comes from a combo of cameras being everywhere catching things that never use to be worried about. Plus Daley backing down to the public when confronted about our actions. The clout bosses do what is told. If that means handcuffing us with G.O.'s thats what it means. Its all from Daley! He has been protected by us his whole life but could care less about where he is leading this job. I dont know if i can blame the merit boss for taking orders that fuck us even though i want to. What might any of us do in the last 4-6 years to hold on to our place? Only thing left for this P.O. is the sad reality of watching this dept go from one of the toughest and feared/respected. To the hand job police you see on COPS. Mirandizing on scene and asking permission for everything we use to just do. Maybe one day they can ride with me in my beat car and give me two minutes of glory..........well time to go throw up

9/29/2007 09:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

in response to: Anonymous said...
Jerry is my friend and always will be...that is what friends are all about..What he did was wrong.he is a good man.unlike herria

9/29/2007 01:01:00 PM

HE TRIED KILLING HIS PARTNER YOU STUPID FUCK! IF YOU THINK THAT THAT QUALIFIES HIM AS A "GOOD MAN" I HOPE TO GOD YOU RIDE 99

9/29/2007 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a question. But first let me say that I agree that something needs to be done to clean up the mess. Our equipment is sub-standard and there are definately problems with supervision which lead to things like the SOS scandal, whatit's name tap video, ect ect. But lets say that a person that everyone agrees upon is named supe. I mean everybody agrees, FOP, PO's, supervisors-everybody, he's Gods gift and he will fix things. We will have to assume that he won't be able to do it alone, right? So he will have to name some deputies, chiefs, district commanders. Even if positions are eliminated or consolidated, there will still be a need for appointments. My question is this-will those appointees be written off as clout picks? Will they get beat to death by everyone who doesn't get chosen? I guess I just can't figure out how anyone will be able to make everyone happy. Remember, I agree that change is needed, I just can't figure out how someone can do it. If it's an outsider, how will he know who to choose? If it's someone like Kushner, (who I agree would be a good pick) won't he tap people that he worked with and trusts? Or lets say Farrell, who was in the detective division, another great guy and dynamic leader. Won't he pick from his circle of friends and former co-workers? Then either of them gets beat up by the OTHER people who are on the outside. Seems like an impossible task. But maybe thats why no one wants the job. That and having to put up with the mayor.

30 months to go.

Stay safe everybody.

9/29/2007 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anybody have solid numbers, from the district level, of how short manpower we are?

Example- If 001 had a total of 600 people in 1997 and now in 2007 they have 325.

Something like that. Does anyone anywhere have an idea? The stories I here at gas pumps, Central Detention etc seem to match what Im seeing.

Increase moral? how? allow POs to switch tours of duty? If we work a double shift CPD and side job- why not allow us to put in another tour on OT?

I truely like being a copper, I do this cause I like this. I have never experienced the level on micromanagement like what we have all endured the last few years.

9/29/2007 10:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All rapids should start at 1600. Every other police dept does it so let get with the program.

9/29/2007 07:31:00 AM

HMMM...HAVENT SEEN RAPIDS IN A LONG TIME.I agree with ya though

9/29/2007 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Doesn't really matter who the next supe is, keating will be the 1st deputy reigning like jack townsend

9/29/2007 07:36:00 PM

Negative TOWNSEND HAD BALLS AND TOLD LITTLE RICHIE THE WAY IT WAS AND RICHIE RESPECTED HIM! KEATING WILL BE JUST ANOTHER DALEY "LAPDOG"!

9/29/2007 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FRONT OFFICE should have the original copy of the court notification with the Sgt's signature on it. If not, then the sergeant or watch commander will leave paper to answer for the court deviation.

Reference: G.O. 93-07 addendum 7 AKA: Shit Rolls DOWN hill on this job

9/29/2007 06:27:00 PM

Unless you have clout then there is no shit. How many CR#'s were killed in SOS by the prior commander? How many court deviations were covered up for SOS elite? Clout will always kill CR numbers. Not clout then take the time.

9/29/2007 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

although I've spent my career with the CPD, anyone (and I mean anyone, including extended family)) who ever asks me about a career in law enforcement, I say, it's a great career, if you're interested in it, but...STAY AWAY from Chicago, one of the most historically corrupt city administrations in US history. If you are truly interested in law enforcement, look elsewhere...

9/29/2007 12:01:00 AM

Ditto

9/30/2007 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

0307 sounds like one of the bosses he embarrassed back in the day

9/30/2007 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Um, "the other one"?!?!?!?!? What the fuck does that mean? Cause there is a nasty rumor gaining steam out there that better not prove to be true!

9/29/2007 12:50:00 AM........I think any idiot can read between the lines.SCC decided not to print my comment a couple days ago regarding this possibility.When this comes out SCC,you will look like a dunce and I will look like Sherlock Fucken Holmes.

9/29/2007 07:32:00 AM

No, SCC did have a private thread at one time about this issue, but the comments were not posted I believe.

SCC, how about having a thread about this now? Isn't it our duty to make good on this Officer and his family if this is the case? Maybe you will not just be known for stopping the Hampton sign....maybe you could be known as the blog that helped break the case wide open again with another angle.

9/30/2007 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Litttle Richie respects NO police officer. Townsend was his lacky and scared shitless of the lil tyrant.

9/30/2007 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kushner does a great job for Berwyn -- they are lucky to have him. See what the department has been doing with Kushner in charge: www.berwynpoliceblotter.com

9/30/2007 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In reference to Tacoma, Washington Police recruiting here in Chicago.

It's funny what a quick Google search can turn up. It looks like they have the same problems we have in Chicago... undermanned, outgunned, and poor management.

Check this local discussion:

http://www.exit133.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=3199

9/30/2007 01:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Kushner is bitter. Bill always thought he would be an exempt, and unfortunately left the job as a field Lt. in an obscure South Side District at the rank of Lieutenant. But Bill didn't like to play ball very well with the other higher ups when he was a Lt. He tried to stay where he wasn't wanted when he worked in 003. Took a little while, but he was forced to pack up and move along. Same thing happened in OCD. The biggest problem with Bill, is EGOBill. Bill's ego was the biggest detriment to his career in the CPD. Personally, I'm glad that Bill landed on his feet, finally wearing a badge in some municipality that says "CHIEF" on it. It validates Bill's very high opinion about himself. Actually, Bill and Phat Phil are a lot alike. One of the biggest differences between Bill and Phil is that Bill only has to buy one airline seat when he flies to those conferences!

9/30/2007 03:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck all you guys and your whining. If I want real police protection, all I gotta do is take a ride over to the white hen at 103rd and western, they hold roll call there, its tough to find a parking spot even to run in and get a gallon of milk. You guyshave too much time on your hands.

9/29/2007 05:28:00 PM

awww..poor baby, can't find a parking spot....awwww. When you do go home, does mommy make you milk and cookies?

9/30/2007 04:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prove it was JF. Never gonna happen and that sucks.

9/29/2007 05:33:00 PM
=====================================
Oh, I don't know. Finnegan isn't exactly Ernst Stavro Blofeld, IS he?

He got caught setting up ONE hit. If he set up another, I'm sure there's evidence somewhere. Somebody who wanted to find it could. I'm told the FBI does that sort of thing for a living.

This is going to get MUCH bigger. I wouldn't AT ALL be surprised if there are other bodies besides "the other one".

When they film the movie of this, I hope Samuel L. Jackson is in it. I like Samuel L. Jackson...

9/30/2007 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO JERRY NEVER HE TRIED KILLING HIS PARTNER, JUST ANOTHER THIEF AND A RAT DOES NOT COUNT,SO SLOW DOWN SLICK SLEEVE...AND THROW THAT ROCK IN YOUR GLASS HOUSE..YOU 2YR WONDER..AND JERRY IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE ABETTER COPPER THAN YOU AND HALF OF THIS POLICE DEPT..THEY KNEW THE LTs M.T D.D.AND W.G SO,WA WAWAWAWAWAWWAWAW

9/30/2007 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean 30% merit promotions isn't making my city any safer? How can Daley name 3 out of evry 10 promotions in the department if it does'nt benefit the taxpayer? Were in negotiations right now. If the FOP does'nt push for fair testing now were doomed.

9/30/2007 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One thing that is very obvious is that there was no supervision when those Shield wannabes were stealing and going and doing what they please. Supervision must be held accountable. -------------------True, but we must find a way to keep more Supervisors on the street. # Sgt's have too much on their plate (CAPS meetings, beat team meetings, B.S. missions, CR# investigations) all these tasks tie up a lot of the Sgt's time. Most districts are lucky to have 2 sgt's working the street. If you have a TRR or PO injured, odds are that Sgt. is tied up in station or at the hospital. #2 We need a field Lt. everyday. 99% of time there's no Lt. on the street. Either promote more, or pull some out of all the BS spots at 35th and in the Dist's. Why do we need a CAPS Lt. in every district. we have 1 Gang Lt. who runs all gang teams in the are, why not 1 capts LT. to run each area. that will free up atleast 4 Lt's...??

9/30/2007 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous the count said...

Guud eeveening, SCC.

It is dark here now. I urge all of you to refrain from wooden stakes, silver bullets and beheading.

Get a crucifix and hold it up to the Stuttering Prick's view. Have your operatives place high concentrations of garlic in his limo and the places he spends his time.

If all else fails, contact me at my Transylvanian castle in Romania--during the hours of darkness, of course.

Meanwhile, it is most urgent that Mister Fitzgerald escalate his collateral attack against this Satanic monster.

You have done well, my son.

9/30/2007 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Daley is to blame for not getting qualified men and women to take this job. He has driven the middle class, blue-collar worker from this city. If you don't believe it, pay attention to how many private schools have closed recently due to lack of enrollment. Middle class have moved to the burbs. All you asshole cityworkers that voted for this clown get what you deserve, now keep bitching about a manpower shortage.

9/30/2007 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the good guys that work in S.O.S. How about highlighting some of the great work they do. Just because we have one scum bag, does not mean we have to comdemn the whole unit. I think it will be a matter of weeks before the unit is disbanned anyway. Their is no way that unit can bounce back, no matter who they put in charge. This is quite unfortunate, but a reality.

Yes, Matt Tobias was a part of the management team while corruption was running rampant, but what could one supervisor have done. What can we expect from Sergeants. They cannot follow everyone everywhere.

Lets continue to police our selves when appropriate and call troops on bad behavior. Remember, our children are reading these headlines and their friends as well as friends parents are forming opinions. Lord knows how that can negatively impact a child or better yet a teenager, who is forming their life long opinions of parents, their choices and their profession.

9/30/2007 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't you guys talk about some positives and identify some of the great stuff our department and our troops do on a daily basis. The entire world and the news media are reading this blog, especially since the Sun Times let the entire world know it existed. This just feeds the negative perception and puts us in a negative light each and every day.


Funny - I didn't see anything positive mentioned in your post. Having trouble finding something?

9/30/2007 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once the Feds investigate the CPD, nobody will be able to go anywhere. Ask the Baltimore coppers about this... they couldn't go anywhere for approx a year or so as other departments told them to wait.

9/30/2007 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hubermann would know how to clean this mess up.

9/30/2007 07:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, SOS if SOS is "elite", what qualifications did I need to get in before they stared advertising (begging) for people in the bulletin?

9/30/2007 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hee hee! phat phil? a.k.a. captain crunch?

9/30/2007 08:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
NO JERRY NEVER HE TRIED KILLING HIS PARTNER, JUST ANOTHER THIEF AND A RAT DOES NOT COUNT,SO SLOW DOWN SLICK SLEEVE...AND THROW THAT ROCK IN YOUR GLASS HOUSE..YOU 2YR WONDER..AND JERRY IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE ABETTER COPPER THAN YOU AND HALF OF THIS POLICE DEPT..THEY KNEW THE LTs M.T D.D.AND W.G SO,WA WAWAWAWAWAWWAWAW

9/30/2007 10:07:00 AM

FUCK YOU!!! He isn't and probably wasn't ever a good copper anyway. He's a major jagoff!! I am and always be a much better copper than this piece of shit. You are an idiot. You can't compare him to anybody now. Everyting he did is/was for nothing.Anyone he put away will most likely get out now. So exactly what did he do???

10/01/2007 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Why don't you guys talk about some positives and identify some of the great stuff our department and our troops do on a daily basis. The entire world and the news media are reading this blog, especially since the Sun Times let the entire world know it existed. This just feeds the negative perception and puts us in a negative light each and every day.


Funny - I didn't see anything positive mentioned in your post. Having trouble finding something?

9/30/2007 01:41:00 PM

Why don't you take your own advice, mr. negative? Didn't notice YOU post something positive here...

10/01/2007 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Matt Tobias was a part of the management team while corruption was running rampant, but what could one supervisor have done. What can we expect from Sergeants. They cannot follow everyone everywhere.
____________

Excuses,excuses.By the way tobias is one of the most worthless back-stabbing pricks you would ever be unfortunate enough to meet.

10/01/2007 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO JERRY NEVER HE TRIED KILLING HIS PARTNER, JUST ANOTHER THIEF AND A RAT DOES NOT COUNT,SO SLOW DOWN SLICK SLEEVE...AND THROW THAT ROCK IN YOUR GLASS HOUSE..YOU 2YR WONDER..AND JERRY IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE ABETTER COPPER THAN YOU AND HALF OF THIS POLICE DEPT..THEY KNEW THE LTs M.T D.D.AND

Jerry?

10/01/2007 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One thing that is very obvious is that there was no supervision when those Shield wannabes were stealing and going and doing what they please. Supervision must be held accountable. -------------------True, but we must find a way to keep more Supervisors on the street. # Sgt's have too much on their plate (CAPS meetings, beat team meetings, B.S. missions, CR# investigations) all these tasks tie up a lot of the Sgt's time. Most districts are lucky to have 2 sgt's working the street. If you have a TRR or PO injured, odds are that Sgt. is tied up in station or at the hospital. #2 We need a field Lt. everyday. 99% of time there's no Lt. on the street. Either promote more, or pull some out of all the BS spots at 35th and in the Dist's. Why do we need a CAPS Lt. in every district. we have 1 Gang Lt. who runs all gang teams in the are, why not 1 capts LT. to run each area. that will free up atleast 4 Lt's...??

9/30/2007 11:12:00 AM

I agree we need field supervisiors but the commander makes final recommendations on all CR#s. Sgt's did what they were told by LT and commander in SOS. Exempts had to cooperate to cover up JF and his crew. Sgt was told what to do and he was stripped. Imagine what he could say when feds approach him? IAD and Cline was aware of problems in SOS. Rumors were rampant years ago and states attorney had to take action. Now feds in charge. I hope they dig deep up the chain of command.

10/01/2007 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 9/30 2007 10:07...Let me tell you something pal....You praise Jerry Finnigan so highly...calling him a thief and a great copper...you are a fucking mush!! He is a jagoff...He deserves to be in JAIL...and if you condone his actions...you deserve to be fired! I know Jerry Finnigan...worked in the same unit with him...yes Jerry was...was a good police officer and worked very hard...but when Fred Bosse and John Baranowski were driven out by Matt Tobias the entire unit changed for the worse...I can tell you one thing for certain...when Fred and the Baran were there...this shit WAS NOT GOING ON...NO WAY!! When Matt Tobias took over is when he brought back all of his buddies and the unit went up for grabs...I know first hand pal better than you.. You praise Jerry Finnigan...you are a piece of shit that is not worthy of wearing the same uniform that I wear...you need to resign....Jerry was caught straight up on a wire talking about killing another police officer....no question about it...he is caught and that great guy that you talk about would have done it too...I know...I know the man and I know his personality...thank God that he didn't get the chance to carry out his wish...we would have another dead officer on our hands...good/bad but he would be dead and we don't need that. Jerry deserves to go to jail for the rest of his life becauase of his actions ...and he will...sadily he fucked up his life for greed and lost the vision that we all at one time had...to help other people and do the right thing...he lost that and was swallowed up in a world of straight up thuggery...he became what he dispised...a thief,dope dealer and almost a murderer....he will now end his life in the same fashion as the people he most dispised....behind bars...Yes Jerry was a good police officer at one time but ....I blame Matt Tobias for a part of this..He helped this develop by letting things get totally out of control...So to you Mr Finnigan Praiser....you are a fucking sorry excuse for a police officer and your bragging about being a great police officer....I'll put money on it that I am a far better one than you'll ever be...I worked in SOS for many years and I made hundreds of great arrests too....but most importantly...I never condoned thievery or any type of actions that you might overlook due to the fact that someone is a great officer....You need to resign...you are not a police officer if these are your beliefs...

10/01/2007 08:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get rid of that relic Cronin and his bullshit made up job "Director for Wiretaps". He wouldn't know a wire if someone shoved one up his ass. Retire Cronie, the gig is up. Oh and by the way dump his lap dog; that other useless piece of shit John Schmidt.

10/01/2007 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to get a dominatrix in as superintendent and whip little richie's ass raw. Crack!!!

10/01/2007 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get rid of that relic Cronin and his bullshit made up job "Director for Wiretaps". He wouldn't know a wire if someone shoved one up his ass. Retire Cronie, the gig is up. Oh and by the way dump his lap dog; that other useless piece of shit John Schmidt.


Good point this guy still gets merit picks. BS

10/01/2007 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Yes, Matt Tobias was a part of the management team while corruption was running rampant, but what could one supervisor have done. What can we expect from Sergeants. They cannot follow everyone everywhere.
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Excuses,excuses.By the way tobias is one of the most worthless back-stabbing pricks you would ever be unfortunate enough to meet.
10/01/2007 04:03:00 PM

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
How many hundreds, yes HUNDREDS, of CR's and Ct. deviations went by Matt's desk and he did nothing about them.
How can a boss not see a pattern with that many crossing your desk?

10/02/2007 08:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone think Cronin looks like Mister Magoo driving aimlessly and wandering around on the west sidewith his bullshit made up job?

10/03/2007 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO JERRY NEVER HE TRIED KILLING HIS PARTNER, JUST ANOTHER THIEF AND A RAT DOES NOT COUNT,SO SLOW DOWN SLICK SLEEVE...AND THROW THAT ROCK IN YOUR GLASS HOUSE..YOU 2YR WONDER..AND JERRY IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE ABETTER COPPER THAN YOU AND HALF OF THIS POLICE DEPT..THEY KNEW THE LTs M.T D.D.AND W.G SO,WA WAWAWAWAWAWWAWAW

9/30/2007 10:07:00 AM

Unreal...better cop than half this dept. Let half this dept. Kick in doors and smack people around with no checks and balances for the purpose of CB#'s and see how many of us could smoke that fucks numbers. He took every privilage we had and used it for his personal gain. Then left us with this dark cloud and you still want to blow this guy on SCC. Well when your done with finnigan i'm shure tobias will be next in line. After your done thank him for not calling those guys out during that time and that he's a great leader.

10/04/2007 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Does anyone think Cronin looks like Mister Magoo driving aimlessly and wandering around on the west sidewith his bullshit made up job?

10/03/2007 03:37:00 PM

I dont feel sorry for these guys that never retire and then die and never collect a retirement check, what is it a power trip or they just dont have any friends to do things with.

if i could retire shit i would be golfing
fishing
maybe alittle travel

GET A FUCKIN LIFE MAN.
WE KNOW YOU DON'T HAVE ANY PEOPLE SKILLS.

10/05/2007 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Russ back from Iraq?

10/08/2007 03:45:00 AM  

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