Saturday, September 15, 2007

Sneed is Amazed

  • Here's a traffic stopper: Mayor Daley may be eager to find a new Chicago Police superintendent, but his decision to extend the search for a top cop has resulted in zip, zero, nada, squat -- thus far.

    • • Translation: "They've not gotten one application from anyone outside the city of Chicago that hasn't already been looked at," said a Sneed source.

    Amazing.

No, it's not amazing. It's sad, truly sad, that the mayor has managed to make the top job in the Chicago Police Department so unpalatable to anyone and everyone outside the Department that he can't even get a semi-legit candidate to even pretend to apply. The last two outside finalists were both from New York. Four years ago, the New York candidate told newspapers that he didn't think that Daley was ever serious about hiring an outsider and felt used. The most recent outsider was torched in a media hit job.

The police fraternity is pretty close knit, more so the higher you go. It's no coincidence that outsider interest in a Department that is micromanaged by a ego-maniacal mayor and beset by problems of endemic cronyism and unqualified political patronage hacks is virtually non existent.

Until the taxpayers and voters are fed up with the Daley Machine, expect nothing but more of the same.

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30 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got news for all. The PERF Agency was the one mandated to perform the second search, and they have yet to post the job opening. So not only have no outsiders applied, no insiders have either. Looks like we're gonna have an "Actor" till at least the first of the year and maybe permanently. We have to have a college education, but how many of our Deputy Superintendents have to? Currently I believe less than half. More of do as we say, not as we do. Thanks again Phil!

9/15/2007 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would anyone waste their time with the application process when the choice has already been made?

Daley clearly wanted to go with Charles Williams, but couldn't because of his prior disciplinary history. Thus, he was forced to go back to the Police Board in search of a new black candidate. Amazingly, Walter Green and Eugene Williams were then promoted to top spots shortly thereafter.

Could it be that one of these two individuals will be the next Superintendent while Grau will be the 1st Deputy in charge?

You can take it to the bank!

9/15/2007 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Sneed really wants to us be "amazed" how about she dig a little deeper into the Orlando Jones-Tony Rezko-Barack Obama-Norman Hsu corruption scandal(s)?

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2007/09/11/clinton_to_return_850000_raised_by_hsu/?page=2

9/15/2007 04:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many great PO's are made good, and good to poor and poor to nothing in this CPD?

Everyday PO's in blue fight criminals, Daley, the white shirts (at times), and thier own mind saying "why keep helping a public that hates you" to be treated as a child in this dept.

To have no guns, no tech, and federal lawsuites upheld by judges that hate the police in this crook county.

9/15/2007 04:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Debi Kirby or Karen Rowan would make a great Superintendent.

9/15/2007 06:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many great PO's are made good, and good to poor and poor to nothing in this CPD?

Everyday PO's in blue fight criminals, Daley, the white shirts (at times), and thier own mind saying "why keep helping a public that hates you" to be treated as a child in this dept.

To have no guns, no tech, and federal lawsuites upheld by judges that hate the police in this crook county.

9/15/2007 04:57:00 AM

Get some rest...you've been up to long.

9/15/2007 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one can apply if there is no application. Snsed's real amazement should be that over a month has gone by since Shorty Daley has ordered a new search and there has been nothing. This will be very interesting when it comes out. PERF is considered the pre-eminent law enforcement organization of its kind in the country. I have a feeling they have already submitted questions that have been rejected by the city because only someone with a little intelligence could answer them and the application questions need to be dumbed down so those with not degree, fake degrees and half a brain (a majority of our exempts) can answer them. The people at PERF are probably wondering what they got themselves into.

Pallidin

9/15/2007 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The obvious choice for Daley is to keep the position in house so he can control that position. The Supt. is a puppet with the puppetmaster controlling the strings. How pissed off we he be when we don't get the olympics. I don't think he realizes that he corruption, abuse of powers and nepotism only work in this city. The city council should look into term limits to prevent this abuse from continuing.

The mayor believes that he is charge of a private corporation and can do as he pleases.

I wonder how hard it was for interpreters to understand him on his last trip to Paris. They probably believed we wanted to go to war after they were unable to understand his constant garble , incomplete thoughts and stuttering. And if biking is a good exercise, why is he so fat. I guess its from all the free dinners he receives as kickbacks for the under the table deals he is famous for.

9/15/2007 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One can only hope that 04:57 was drunk when he/she wrote that. Imagine if that is how he/she thinks and talks sober!

9/15/2007 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous your next supt. said...

My first order of business will be to rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic.

9/15/2007 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous garry mccarthy & tom belfiore said...

Take it from us NYPD former applicants for CPD top cop:

IT'S ALL ON THE LEGIT!

P.S.: Wanna buy a bridge to Brooklyn--cheap?

9/15/2007 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is amazin to me is how can the jack-ass mayor appoint a new fire commish with in days of the old one resinging the last four times but each time a new sup is rquired it takes months of searching and months of deciding

9/15/2007 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Sheriff joe bob buford said...

Golly, I'm an outsider from Buttfuck, Mississippi. I applied for the job but I never heard from y'all.

9/15/2007 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is amazed, we are mazed how she is nothing but another "daley puppet", come on sneed some real reporting! Maybe you can go to Ireland to stay at the aldermans castle some more! How was grand beach did daley fix you drinks?

9/15/2007 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MY SOURCES ARE TELLING ME THAT ITS MARIA MAHER AS THE NEXT SUPT. GOD HELP US. I REMEMBER AND STILL VERY PISSED OFF AT HER WHEN I WAS HANDLING A NEAR FATAL DUI HIT RUN ACCIDENT IN MY DISTRICT. VERY BUSY DAY, BUT BAVO WE SECURED THE SCENE AND THE DRUNKEN HIT WAS OFFENDER WAS SHORTLY APPREHENDED BY OUR TAC UNIT PEDESTRIANS THAT GOD DID NOT DIE AND FELONY DUI CHARGES APPROVED AND THE MUTT WAS LATER CONVICTED, NOW GIVEN THAT , MADAM MARIA COMES ON THE SCENE AND STARTS YELLING AT ALL THE WORKING OFFICERS. SHE STEPS INTO A TAPED OF AREA WHERE THE VICTIMS WHERE STRUCK AND ALMOST DESTROYED THE ACCIDENT SCENE ANYWAY I JUSTED LOOK AT HER IN DISGUST AND CONTINUED WITH MY IMVESTIGATION. THANK GOD 2590 COMES THE SCENE AND TELLS HER TO TAKE HIKE AND SHE LEFT. MAIS GUYS ARE STILL LAUGHING AT HER. I TALED TO THE NORTHWESTERN TRAFIC INSTITUTE TO SEE IF THEY COULD PRODUCE A NEW TRAINING VIDEO.' ENTITLED THINGS NOT TO DO WHEN YOUR AN AREA FIVE DEPUTY AND YOU RESPOND TO A MAJOR ACCIDENT.'

9/15/2007 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we are all expendable in an effort to create/maintaine an illusion.

9/15/2007 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shit, I'll do it! 19P EVERYTHING! Seriously, how hard could it be? I'll make all my boyz Commanders, dump all the brazuls off the desk. Make my wife 1st Dep, then MAYBE we could afford a house in this city.

Alderman's calling? 19P

Jesse's calling? 19P

Homicide rate in the shitter, bec they make half wits merit dicks? 19P

Olympic committee calling? 19P

Mayor's screaming about me 19P'ing everything? 19-mvthafvkin-P, beeeeeeeeeitch!

9/15/2007 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im a hard worker- i get to work on time, my uniform is in order, i answer my calls, write tickets, get event numbers, make arrests. i get no cr # and have very little trr's. i hope to someday to make it to exempt rank or even sueprintendent. BUT WAIT im not qualified. i dont beat my wife, ive never pissed hot, i dont have sexual harrassment beefs and i dont take minors across state lines for sex. i was never a dirty cop on a dirty tact team. so i guess ill just be a 'paper car' for the next 15-20yrs. anyone else think of any qualifications i missed that could get u promoted?

9/15/2007 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am no Starks fan, but just another way for the Cline Click to jerk him around. It never ends.

9/15/2007 03:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Walter Green was not "promoted." It was a lateral move, he was already a commander. No extra bucks in that one. Williams WAS
promoted to interim Chief of OCD.
I'm not sure if he will get the money for the post, since it is
"interim," but many people feel that Williams is definitely the right man for that position.
I don't think more than 3 exempts at most exist on this Dept. who do not possess college degrees right now. I would guess that Starks is the only minority without one in the exempt ranks.

9/15/2007 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we are turning into one of those crappy big city departments like new orleans / detroit etc.

9/15/2007 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Sheriff John Bunnell said...

I'm applying for the Supt. position.

9/15/2007 09:49:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

WHAT ABOUT ALL THESE GUYS WITH DEGREES?

MAY BE HE SHOULD LOOK AT PATROLMEN. I KNOW ITS A BIG JUMP.
ALOT OF OFFICER HAVE TALENT BUT ARE NOT IN A SUPERVISORY POSITION.

HOW BAD WOULD THAT BE...
IF A GUY WITH A G.E.D AND NO FEDERAL SECURITY CLEARANCE CAN DO IT WHY NOT SOMEONE OFF A BEAT CAR WITH A MASTERS DEGREE AND PREVIOUS MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE.

9/15/2007 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first poster on this topic is correct. The Supt. opening has never been posted on the PERF website (at least not up until last week). The way PERF operates is it holds information on the opening then hand feeds it to "special members", then members, then releases it to others. It makes me wonder what they are up to.

9/15/2007 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am amazed at how really stupid sneed is she was jane byrne's press secretary and now is afrid to take on the man who discredits all she has done for cpd dick daley and his crew of criminals! Look at sunday's sun times again and again daley and his band of thieves are taking more and more! PLEASE MR. FITZGERALD STOP THE MERRY GO ROUND AND TAKE DALEY AND HIS ENTIRE CREW TO PRISON ASAP THANKS A LOT!

9/15/2007 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"what is amazin to me is how can the jack-ass mayor appoint a new fire commish with in days of the old one resinging the last four times but each time a new sup is rquired it takes months of searching and months of deciding

9/15/2007 11:26:00 AM"

A DUH? That's why he has a Search Committee comprised of Pfleger Asshack in a collar and good ole Steppn fetchit Hillard. They bill the city to the tune of 2 million , a portion of it gets kicked back. Transparency Right?

9/16/2007 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone else know that Eugene Williams is related to Democratic Presidential Candidate Obama? From Obama's mouth to an anonymous ear. What are the odds we'll have an actor in place until the primary is over? Obama wins the primary, Williams gets the top "shit" spot under Daley's nuts.

9/16/2007 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PERF is considered the pre-eminent law enforcement organization of it's kind? Really? By whom? By PERF?

They describe themselves as an organization of "Progressive" police executives.

You know what that means!

Wake up, PERF is just another gaggle of political hacks sucking at the public teat.

9/17/2007 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all firemen at the top are yes men and the top bosses of the CPD are not all yes men that's why

9/17/2007 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whether E. Williams is related to Obama or not, the Mayor won't wait until the presidential primary to appt. a new Supt., that's for sure.
And I don't see Obama flexing his muscles on Daley regarding E.Williams, relative or not; Williams could run this Dept. on his own very well without any outside interference, just as Ramsey could have, before Daley eightysixed Ramsey. And Ramsey did very well on his own, and could even resurface again as Chief of another big city metro PD.
E. Williams has left a successful track record behind him as Cmdr of NAGIS and 015, and he's done a good job as ADS. Most people who work in the various branches of OCD are glad he's taken the helm there.

9/19/2007 12:51:00 PM  

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