Saturday, October 20, 2007

Fair Trial?

Conspiracy Theory!

From all the rumors, comments, gossip and such, it appears that there is quite a bit of deal making going on behind the scenes of the SOS scandal. Then there's the overly slanted media coverage of anything involved with Special Operations (bar video, lawsuits, CR investigations, name calling) and the media labeling Jerome Finnigan even more crooked than Miedzianowski. Now add in the possibility of entrapment for some charges.

One has to wonder if this isn't some sort of ploy by involved parties to ensure it's impossible to get a fair trial in Cook County. If the Feds back out and the State isn't prepared to go forward... after all, it was the State that offered up this whole mess to the Feds on more than one occasion.

It does make one wonder.

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43 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO BELIEVE, BECAUSE THE ONLY INFO YOU GET IS FROM THE CHICAGO PAPARAZZI, AND YOU CAN GET BETTER INFORMATION FROM A CRACKHEAD IF YOU BUY HIM A BURGER. FIVE MINUTES ON IRAQ,FIVE MINUTES ON OBAMA,
3 MINUTES BETWEEN SPORTS AND WEATHER, 5 MINUTES INTERVIEWING THE LATEST MOTHER THERESA WHO WAS "BEATEN" BY THE POLICE, "I WAS TRYING TO COLLECT FOOD,NUTS N' BERRIES FOR THE CHILDREN, YOU KNOW? (CUT TO REPORTER NODDING HER /HIS HEAD YES)LIKE ANGELINA JOLIE, WHEN THESE POLICE OFFICERS,EXCUSE ME (TEARS,WHIMPER) BEAT ME.I LOVE THE CHILDREN!, OH AND YES THEY BROKE INTO MY HOUSE AND TOOK $100,000.THANK YOU." ANYWAY, IF HE DID GO TO JAIL, DON'T PASS GO. IF HE DIDN'T GOOD LUCK, IN THE LONG RUN I COULD CARE LESS ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.

10/20/2007 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As people and police officers, none of us are all good or all bad.
I've never met JF and let alone worked with him. I am in no position to pass any
judgement on his character. All I know is what I've read on this blog and what the
media has said about him. None of us condone the activities he's accused of of,
but very few actually know the man. Let him be judged in the courts and accept any
punishment he's due. It sounds like he's guilty of investing his ego in the job
and his desire to boost his ego lead him to take short cuts and dug himself deeper
into a hole. No one cares what we do. Don't invest yourself esteem into how many one baggers
you get or how many guns you get. Do your job, take the actions that need to be taken and move on.
If you're in patrol, answer your calls and make arrests when it called for. If your a dic, investigate thecrimes and make arrests when you can.
If your a traffic guy, write tickets. etc. etc.
In 20 years, no one will care, there will just be another gun and
more drugs being taken off the streets by someone younger than you.
What's important is how you treat your family and your fellow officers because when
your retired and on a golf course somewhere, the only one's with you
will be your family and the officers you served with. You'll be talking about the job
and complaing that it "ain't what it used to be kid".

10/20/2007 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off d topic no dna on a 3miilion dollar law suit. bad guy wins. murder ,raper ,no dna, bad guy wins.asa ,s corp, council losers.. they win,cops ,,, we r done

10/20/2007 03:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fair has nothing to do with the legal system.

10/20/2007 05:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because he reported his name, Dave Snethen is a good guy, Sergeant. He would always help you if he could. However, at times, as we all do during war story time, he exaggerates.

10/20/2007 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true that some P/O's have been stripped over a tow truck scam. Here we go again....

10/20/2007 08:01:00 AM  
Blogger rosco said...

Cops are the biggest thieves out there. Just walk away from your open locker and watch how much gets stolen.

10/20/2007 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this job sucks and r union sucks. HARV for fop president.

10/20/2007 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only place they could get a fair trial is a third world nation, the media has spread this shit everywhere! This would be a great blow to daley if they won,the jagoff like the fop never sticks up for the police!

10/20/2007 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/20/2007 1:42am.......amen

10/20/2007 10:44:00 AM  
Blogger pathickey said...

Why not join Alderman Ed H. Smith for a movie!

http://hickeysite.blogspot.com/2007/10/love-relations-starring-ed-smith-toni.html

10/20/2007 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off d topic no dna on a 3miilion dollar law suit. bad guy wins. murder ,raper ,no dna, bad guy wins.asa ,s corp, council losers.. they win,cops ,,, we r done

10/20/2007 03:02:00 AM

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Dude, lay off the sauce and post when you are sober or educate yourself.

10/20/2007 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a sergeant I am going to give everyone a little lesson on how CR number investigations are completed. I know many know the process well however many do not know.

First, when a citizen makes a complaint, per Chicago Police Department General Order 93-03, a supervising officer of the rank of sergeant or above MUST notify OPS within 1 hour to generate the complaint. The ranking officer must type up a “To/From” Report which is then faxed to OPS. It should be also stated that if a citizen makes a complaint to a patrolmen, he or she must immediately notify their direct supervisor so the sergeant can make the complaint. No matter how silly the B.S. complaint may seem, according to G.O. 93-03 a call to OPS must be made and they will decide if a CR number is issued.

OPS will then decide if they will investigate the complaint. For the most part OPS will ONLY investigate brutality complaints. Some have estimated ONLY 5 to 10% of complaints made are for brutality. The rest will be sent to the Internal Affairs Division were they will decide if they will investigate the complaint or, if the officer’s district or unit will investigate it.

Now for the breakdown. Only about 10 to 15% of the remaining complaints will be investigated by IAD. These are considered more serious complaints such as the ones we read about in the paper, complaints involving stolen money and complaints made against officers while they were “off-duty” or out of town.

So what does this mean? Approximately 70% to 85% of ALL CR numbers are investigated by the district/unit sergeant. (If a complaint is on a sergeant, a lieutenant will investigate. If the CR is on a lieutenant, a captain will investigate. If a Captain is the subject of an investigation, ONLY IAD can investigate the CR number)

And now you know:
"THE REST OF THE STORY”.

10/20/2007 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They would get a fairer trial if the Honorable Eugene Picham was back on the bench!

10/20/2007 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
off d topic no dna on a 3miilion dollar law suit. bad guy wins. murder ,raper ,no dna, bad guy wins.asa ,s corp, council losers.. they win,cops ,,, we r done

10/20/2007 03:02:00 AM

Just like the lottery daleys chicago! raed the appers everyday now new allegations so the city pays out, hey isn't eddie burke head of finance does he have any balls to try to stop all this waste? Naw! guess not he is just like the rest!

10/20/2007 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Da fix is in.One big steaming pile of dog-sh@t this case has become...

10/20/2007 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truth has nothing to do with the legal system either...

10/20/2007 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

First you falsely report that Det. "R" hung up on the Trib reporter - - - - NOT TRUE. The detective invited the reporter in and answered questions. Next you report the completely nonsensical crap titled "Blockbuster SOS news?" The entire post is also NOT TRUE. The Fed is no sooner going to drop the charges as JR is going to eat a dozen apples and crap a fruit salad. So.........the Feds don't drop any charges (SURPRISE!)and now you say: "One has to wonder if this isn't some sort of ploy by involved parties to ensure it's impossible to get a fair trial in Cook County." Please, SCC stop with the fairy tails and nonsense. You know better. You are hurting the police. Your blog is very popular and does a nice job of revealing City/Department malfeasance on occasion. But lately, it's really making the police look bad.

10/20/2007 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop. visit. http://spiritofchicago.blogspot.com/
take out your frustration on this morons blog. It's loads of fun.

10/20/2007 01:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off the subject but who the f*ck do these alderman think they are. In the paper today one alderman is saying that he wants to see the list of officers with 10 or more CR's, to see if they are in his ward....Even if they are in his ward what the f*ckis he going to do about it.

10/20/2007 02:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO:As people and police officers, none of us are all good or all bad.

GREAT POST. I THINK WITH ALL THAT HAS BEEN GOING ON WE WILL ALL BE BETTER PEOPLE IN THE END. I'M NOT RAISING A WHITE FLAG BECAUSE THAT WAS MEANT FOR WAR AND THIS IS NOT A WAR, ITS A JOB. ALL THE TALK OF THIS PERSON IS NOT OUR FRIEND,THAT PERSON IS NOT OUR FRIEND IS STUPID, YOU ARE YOUR OWN FRIEND. MAKE CHOICES THAT HELP YOU STAY WHO YOU ARE AND HAVE CONSIDERATION FOR YOUR FELLOW OFFICERS WHEN MAKING DECISIONS, A WHILE BACK THE FOP MADE A STATEMENT WHICH I THINK WAS NOT WHAT THEY WERE AIMING FOR BUT THAT A STORE WAS "NOT OUR FRIEND" BECAUSE OF A SITUATION THAT OCCURRED. I THINK I KNOW WHAT THEY MEANT BUT ITS ALSO IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT IN THAT SITUATION THAT OFFICER WAS THEIR OWN ENEMY AS WELL AS THEIR PARTNERS. REMEMBER THAT WHEN THEY CURSE, SPIT AT, INJURE,SHOOT YOU THEY'RE DOING IT BECAUSE OF YOUR UNIFORM AND WHAT IT STANDS FOR.DON'T MAKE AN OFFENDER AND MORE IMPORTANTLY YOUR PARTNER A VICTIM. WITH THAT SAID, STAND UP FOR EACH OTHER WHEN WE ARE SHREDDED BY THE KANGAROO COURT OF TODAYS MEDIA, KNOW YOUR PROFESSION INCLUDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VIOLATING SOMEONES CIVIL RIGHTS AND PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM NOT ONLY DEATH BUT INJURY WHILE PERFORMING YOUR SWORN DUTY.AS A PATROLMAN YOU'LL INVESTIGATE THOUSANDS OF CRIMES A YEAR BOTH LARGE AND SMALL USE WHAT YOU GAIN FROM THAT BEFORE OFFERING TO BE A PART OF A PUBLIC EXECUTION OF YOUR FELLOW OFFICERS, AND FOR CHRIST SAKE STAY OUT OF THE BARS BECAUSE ALCOHOL CAUSES MORE PROBLEMS FOR EVERYONE, NOT JUST US, ITS NOT ABOUT ABOVE THE LAW. GOD BLESS YOU,YOUR FAMILY, PHIL CLINE,DANA STARKS, AND WHO EVER IS NEXT. ALSO, STOP THE LITTLE GIRL RUMORS! ACT LIKE THE ADULT YOU ARE.
WHATS GOING ON IN 009?WHAT'S UP WITH OCD? WHO'S DOING WHAT AT 35TH?
WHO'S SLEEPING WITH WHO? WHY DON'T THE ASA'S LIKE US? GROOOOOOOOOW
UP. OH AND ONE MORE THING CAN WE LOSE THE WORD "RAT" YOU SOUND LIKE THE GROWN MAN WHO WEARS THE "SCARFACE" SHIRT LOOKS.PEACE.

10/20/2007 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finnegin and his crew are boy scouts compared to Miedzianowski and the rats that ran with him.

10/20/2007 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fair has nothing to do with the legal system.
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IT IS FAIR,WE INVESTIGATE, FELONY REVIEW CHIMES IN,PRELIMINARY HEARING,A TRIAL WITH TWELVE OPINIONS AND THROUGH THAT ONLY ONE PERSON HAS TO HAVE JUST ENOUGH DOUBT TO SAY NOT GUILTY AND YOU CAN NEVER BE TRIED AGAIN FOR IT. OUR SYSTEM IS BUILT ON THE NOTION THAT WE WOULD RATHER SEE A THOUSAND GUILTY MEN GO FREE THAN ONE INNOCENT MAN GO TO JAIL. HENCE THE APPEALS PROCESS. ALTHOUGH THAT MAY RESULT IN ANOTHER TRAGIC EVENT, PUT YOURSELF IN THE SHOES OF THE INNOCENT MAN. EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE STICK YOUR FINGER IN YOUR EARS WHEN THE BOSS IS TALKING AND REMEMBER WHERE YOU CAME FROM. YOU ARE AN AMERICAN CITIZEN FIRST AND LUCKY ENOUGH TO HELP KEEP OUR WAY OF LIFE SECOND. I'VE SAID IT BEFORE AND I'LL SAY IT AGAIN DON'T WORRY ABOUT WHAT ANYONE ELSE THINKS AS LONG AS YOU STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF.

10/20/2007 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE ONLY ONES THAT SHOULD BE ON TRIAL ARE THE DOG ASSES AND THOSE THAT DIDN'T OR WON'T STAND UP FOR THESE GUYS FROM SOS. PEACE BABY

10/20/2007 04:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't be surprise that the FEDS knew it was a bullshit case but used the charge to execute a search warrant on Jerry's residence, like they did do. Would be kind of hard for the FEDS to try to take over the case and now ask the a judge to sign a search warrant for something he was already charged locally for.

Remember, all levels of government can be sneaky!
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AHHHHHHH A BABA GHANOUSH SPECIAL!
NO GO ANYTHING ATTAINED FROM THAT WIRE TAPPING IS NO GOOD IF ITS FOUND TO BE ENTRAPMENT...ALSO IF EYEBROWS MGGEE ISN'T FOUND TO HAVE LIED, THE FEDERALLY AGENTS ARE OPENED TO LAWSUITS A PLENTY.BUT I LIKE THE WAY YOU THINK,YOU'RE A GOOD KID AND I LOVE YA.

10/20/2007 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We as a city and nation have evolved into what brought our forefathers here to begin with.The unrelenting attack of disinformation and abherant savagery are a combination that cost us dearly.We so need a strong leader to arise and respectfully pull us out of this funk.

10/20/2007 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a little tidbit for you SCC lemmings. Even if they drop JF's charge of murder for hire, there are 10 sealed Federal indictments coming down.

10/20/2007 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok hey we go boys and girls! When Fred Hampton Jr was arrested way back when, everywhere you saw "FREE FRED JR". Let's start putting up "FREE JERRY". I also think at the intersection of Fillmore/Homan we rename it JEROME FINNIGAN WAY. Isn't that what they want to do at Adams/Western? FRED HAMPTON WAY. If they can have their "HERO" we should have ours?

10/20/2007 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cops are the biggest thieves out there. Just walk away from your open locker and watch how much gets stolen.

10/20/2007 08:27:00 AM

ever leave anything in a squad car? binos, night stick, rain coat...etc etc... I agree thieving pricks

10/20/2007 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a little tidbit for you SCC lemmings. Even if they drop JF's charge of murder for hire, there are 10 sealed Federal indictments coming down.

10/20/2007 07:06:00 PM

the name jake sound familiar? enjoy MCC

10/20/2007 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because he reported his name, Dave Snethen is a good guy, Sergeant. He would always help you if he could. However, at times, as we all do during war story time, he exaggerates.

10/20/2007 07:13:00 AM

Really? Evidently you do not know Dave Snethen very well. I do. I worked with him. I know what he has done and what he is capable of doing. Maybe you should put some tinfoil on your head after you use the hair gel.

Dave is the real deal. One of the best. There are very few like him and they broke the mold when he was hired. You sir are an insult tot he term police officer.

10/20/2007 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE ONLY ONES THAT SHOULD BE ON TRIAL ARE THE DOG ASSES AND THOSE THAT DIDN'T OR WON'T STAND UP FOR THESE GUYS FROM SOS. PEACE BABY

10/20/2007 04:53:00 PM

Then put me on trial baby. I will not stand up for anyone or group who is so thoroughly stupid. These guys should never have been cops. They are an anathema to all working police officers. Robbing, pillaging, and threatening people just to make a buck. Oh, and remember, one of the homes they hit was a fellow police officer.

So fuck you. Put me on trial. I hate Finnegan and his ilk. I have no pity for their families. I could care less. Guilty as charged.

10/20/2007 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's start putting up "FREE JERRY". I also think at the intersection of Fillmore/Homan we rename it JEROME FINNIGAN WAY. Isn't that what they want to do at Adams/Western? FRED HAMPTON WAY. If they can have their "HERO" we should have ours?

10/20/2007 08:04:00 PM


I think you are an asshat.

10/20/2007 11:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is really no such thing as a fair trial, and if you go to court and testify in trials, you should be aware of that. What is fair?

You arrest some mook, write a report- true, false, or exaggerated, get the charges approved and/or get indictments. Now the fun begins.

The S/A and the defense try to win at all costs. Fairness is not part of the equation. Look at how many cases are over turned each year by the appeals process.

The only fairness in the system are the rules governing trial procedure; if the judge decides to enforce them in his court. Otherwise it is left up to who tells the best story.

There is no fair. There is no objective.

10/21/2007 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

THE ONLY ONES THAT SHOULD BE ON TRIAL ARE THE DOG ASSES AND THOSE THAT DIDN'T OR WON'T STAND UP FOR THESE GUYS FROM SOS. PEACE BABY

10/20/2007 04:53:00 PM
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Stop snitching!

10/21/2007 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Off the subject but who the f*ck do these alderman think they are. In the paper today one alderman is saying that he wants to see the list of officers with 10 or more CR's, to see if they are in his ward....Even if they are in his ward what the f*ckis he going to do about it.

10/20/2007 02:43:00 PM

Here is a thought on the honest aldermen! Lets put cameras in all the offices they have that we apy for so we can watch our money being wasted! peckwinke,munoz gang bangers and drunks are running the wards what a crock of shit!

10/21/2007 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OUR SYSTEM IS BUILT ON THE NOTION THAT WE WOULD RATHER SEE A THOUSAND GUILTY MEN GO FREE THAN ONE INNOCENT MAN GO TO JAIL. HENCE THE APPEALS PROCESS.

It's 12, rather 12 guilty go free than 1 innocent be convicted....

10/21/2007 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"They would get a fairer trial if the Honorable Eugene Picham was back on the bench!"

If he was back on the bench he wouldn't be able to rape his clients.
How much did Meraday get? Now he's living in an SRO.

10/21/2007 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous snethen said...

I don't know who it is that keeps giving me those little jabs, Did I date your mother or something? If I did we just weren't right for one another. You need lunch money? Give me a call.

10/21/2007 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

snethen said...
I don't know who it is that keeps giving me those little jabs, Did I date your mother or something? If I did we just weren't right for one another. You need lunch money? Give me a call.
10/21/2007 03:24:00 PM

Or she probably said no to everything.

Good luck and good hunting Dave.

10/21/2007 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE ONLY ONES THAT SHOULD BE ON TRIAL ARE THE DOG ASSES AND THOSE THAT DIDN'T OR WON'T STAND UP FOR THESE GUYS FROM SOS. PEACE BABY
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YOU ARE A WEIRDO...PLEASE GIVE ME THE CHANCE TO TURN YOU IN!PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE...MAY THE GUILTY ROT IN HELL AND THE INNOCENT WALK FREE.

10/21/2007 09:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FRED HAMPTON WAY. If they can have their "HERO" we should have ours?
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YOU SUCK ! A HERO AIN'T NUTHIN BUT A SAMICH! 1ST ANNNNNNNNND DA 16TH BEOOOTCH!

10/21/2007 09:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's up with 1st district P.O Edward Leak from the Leak and Sons Funeral Home getting convicted of murder?

10/22/2007 02:22:00 PM  

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