Saturday, October 27, 2007

Mette to Jail Monday

  • On Sunday, Bob Mette and his son, Mike, 30, will go to the game at Soldier Field to watch the Bears play the Lions.

    On Monday, Bob will drive Mike to Iowa, to prison. Mike Mette, until recently a Chicago police officer, is scheduled to begin serving a 5-year prison sentence.

    His crime? According to the judge's ruling, Mike threw one punch at an angry drunk who chased Mike down the street and attacked him verbally, physically, repeatedly.
Barring a miracle, this will go down as one of the saddest occurrences in American jurisprudence.

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155 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a total miscarriage od justice.

10/27/2007 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the fuck are we doing? SCC why dont you plan a protest march on City hall in Iowa where he will be jailed? Why are we not making more noise FOP? How the fuck can we let him go to jail for something any cop or any citizen would and will do to defend his family? A bunch of morons are able to get a march together to protest the war but we cant get 5000 cops together and their families and friends to march for this great cause? If we don't do this for Mike then shame on all of us!!! Each and everyone of you are a little responsible then and you will have to live with it.

10/27/2007 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the judge I say this, what goes around eventually comes around. Whether you believe it or not, this is true. Enjoy your come around bitch!

10/27/2007 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad truly sad. Where is the outcry? Where the hell is the Mayor? Gov? FOP? Why is this innocent man being sent to prison for defending himself? This is so so wrong. The guy loses a life, a family and a job because he defended himself. And if I'm not mistaken, the OFFENDERS father, not mette cause he's the victim here, is a prominent businessman in Iowa. A CPD officer could'nt get a fair trial in this country right now even in small claims court!!!! To think that you have someone like George Ryan who can appeal and drag along his case for years and remain out, but the swift justice of Iowa must take this danger to Iowan society right to jail. What a joke. Iowa....you are a joke, the Judge you too are a joke along with the offender and his father! Good luck Mr. Mette, may justice right itself soon. God bless.
from a fellow cpd officer

10/27/2007 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A complete miscarriage of justice.

10/27/2007 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Wade Ingram said...

Good luck kid!

10/27/2007 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how sad! u see all these other people commiting serious crimes and they get much much less of a sentence! one crazy world!

10/27/2007 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is typical of our country nowadays. Anyone that cant see this is blind. Lawyers and law students spend yrs trying to get ghetto thugs off of death row for crimes THEY DID commit and people that did nothing but simply defend themselves go to prison. This country has become full of liberals. People dont want laws, they dont want to follow laws. A police officer and good man is going to jail for 5yrs with ghetto rats for defending himself? The fact that this hasnt received the press coverage that numerous ghetto thugs get speaks volumes about our country. I have never been more embarrassed by our bullshit legal system. God Bless Officer Mette and his family, stay strong!

10/27/2007 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should have done this before now, but a march on Iowas capital or around the judges home should have been called. All CPD members that are RDO or on furlough Monday should have rented buses to Iowa in support of Mette and embarrased the iowa legal system. I ask all CPD members to remember this incident anytime you come across someone from Iowa. What goes around comes around

10/27/2007 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Canada seems like a good idea. Better yet, go mexico like many others. Good ol'fashion rationalization of "they do it why not us!!"

10/27/2007 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an obscene travesty.

Why can't the Iowa Court of Appeals stay the mittimus on Judge Monica Ackley's sentence until they review his appeal.

Then again, Michael Mette is NOT George Ryan.

To use a term coined in Chicago, I strongly suspect that the drunken aggressor, Jacob Gothard, has a father who wields a whole lot of "CLOUT" in Dubuque, Iowa.

Isn't there any way that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa - Eastern Dubuque Division or the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in St. Louis can stay the mittimus?

Why the eerie silence from the likes of Daley, Blagojevich, Durbin and Obama?

I'd like to read the motion filed by James Thompson, Dan Webb and their Winston & Strawn (W&S) partners that kept Ryan out of prison until his en banc appeal was denied by the Seventh Circuit this week.

It would not surprise me if W&S successfully petitions the Supreme Court to keep Ryan out of prison until they either deny or grant certiorari.

God bless Michael and Mr. John Kass.

To Mike and the Mette Family: Stay strong! We're all behind you.

10/27/2007 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am praying that the same incident will happen to the f*&%ing judge who judge and sentenced him!!!!!

10/27/2007 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous The View said...

Simply disgraceful. A complete miscarraige of justice. A solid career in ruins, and a family scarred by this injustice. An outrage.

10/27/2007 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous TheHatisBack said...

This makes me sick. I feel so sorry for Mike.

10/27/2007 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE BIGGEST TRAGEDY EVER! ESPECIALLY SINCE THAT MODEL WHO KILLED 3 INNOCENT PEOPLE BY CRASHING HER CAR IS GUILY AND SHE CAN GET UP TO 10 YEARS ONLY AND MIKE HAS THE POSSIBILITY OF SERVING 1/2 OF THAT--I AM SICK ABOUT THIS AND I HOPE ALL OF US CAN KEEP MIKE AND HIS FAMILY IN OUR PRAYERS EACH NIGHT HE SITS IN THAT PRISON!

10/27/2007 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I BELIEVE THIS TO BE A VIOLATION OF THE 8TH AMENDMENT CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT.

10/27/2007 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i guess clout rules in iowa too

10/27/2007 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the Bears win. :-(

10/27/2007 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if I was Mette, I'd split for Mexico or somewhere, FUCK IOWA, better to be alive on the lam than killed in prison for giving some asshole a black eye.

10/27/2007 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Rosemarie "Ro" Giambalvo said...

What, if any, does FOP have to say about this travesty of justice? I really believe John Nothern has done more for Mike's cause than anyone I know besides Mike's own family. What a horrible miscarriage of justice for such a young man. Its so sad when defending yourself turns into prison time... God Bless you, Mike...

10/27/2007 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where the F*ck is the FOP on this one?? This whole story disgusts me to no end. There are murderers who have received lesser sentences than this. Every officer in every district should NEVER EVER give a break to anyone from Iowa. If you see anyone with an Iowa plate, enforce any law on them, even if it is the most mundane. And I pray that this officer wins a multi-million dollar lawsuit against every moron that took part in this case against him. God be with him and his family.

10/27/2007 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

truly a tragedy, no appeal? oh i forgot the law doesn't work for decent people only shitbags who are connected.This is truly a travesty and has destroyed any motivation for me to do anything anymore? F.T.W.

10/27/2007 02:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There should be a total boycott of any type of revenue until he is released. This city let alone this pathetic department didnt even go to bat for him?

Why do we do more than answer our calls? Because we are not united.

This could happen to anyone of us. I am ashamed to be a part of this so called police department.

10/27/2007 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SO WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE APPEAL? OR IS IT STILL IN PROCESS?

SORRY I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO KEEP UP ON THINGS AS OF LATELY.

10/27/2007 03:20:00 PM  
Blogger Chi-Town Di said...

How very sad to hear this travesty of justice. Hopefully, the money being raised for his appeal will help. Poor guy got railroaded. I am sure that many of us are going to be a lot more careful when we go out-of-town. Kinda like the old song sung by Vicki Lawrence about "you can't trust no backwood Southern lawyer". Hell. We can't even get a fair trial in Lake County, IL.!!

10/27/2007 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gangbangers kill each other in the city and get 4 years. Punch somebody in a small town and get 5 years. People becareful in these small towns.

10/27/2007 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Blago had any balls, or any respect for justice, or common decency, he would write the governor of Iowa and request a pardon for Mette.

A pardon, followed by a common sense change in the law there would be a perfect answer.

We should call the gov this Monday and demand action, tie up his phones and make him fear the consequences from our votes if does not take action.

Office of the Governor
207 State House
Springfield, IL 62706
Phone: 217-782-0244 or 312-814-2121
TTY: 888-261-3336

10/27/2007 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck that! Run or hide in a church.

10/27/2007 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iowa thanks a lot. The message, don't be the police. And let a criminal drunk beat you to death, while saying please stop.

10/27/2007 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to that protest? Once again us cops, including myself, didn't do shit.

10/27/2007 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Mette is getting railroaded by a hick town that expects you to be a human punching bag,that according to the incompetent judge,I guess in iowa hitting somebody and chasing them down and hitting them again while your drunk out of your mind is ok,but god for bid an out of towner defends himself with a mike tyson shot to the face,and thats the crime?so defending yourself in iowa is a crime,stay the fuck out of iowa.I hope an appeals court uses some sense and throws this bullshit case out,goodluck MM.

10/27/2007 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very sad.

Will he be authorized to have visitors and receive mail and "care packages" while there?

Shit..we should all take turns going to see him. You know..like a demonstration of UNITY for our own!

Goofy Judge!

10/27/2007 06:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find this so unbelievable that not one exempt or politican has made public this outrage against Mette. Where is FOP, Phil Cline and other leaders? Is it over for Mike while he sits in prison?

10/27/2007 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is one of the saddest most horrible injustices I can recall. God bless you and be with you Mike.

10/27/2007 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This whole convoluted Mette case is insane.

Under the bizarre circumstances of this case and based on the judge's own words and (lack of) reasoning, how could the Court deny a stay of mittimus to Mette pending the Iowa Court of Appeals ruling?

Under Iowa statutes, can't Iowa Gov. Chet Culver intervene by granting Mette a stay of mittimus?

10/27/2007 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, you always harp on not allowing any "questionable" overtones to postings but this is one that screams for someone to speak the truth. Mike Mette is white and (gasp) a "blue-eyed devil" po-leese. He punched a drunk ASSAILANT to keep from being injured or incapacited. Had the punk he punched been black, the courts would have charged Mike with a hate crime, violation of the rats Civil Rights and attempted murder. On the other hand, if Mike had been black, there would have been a national outpouring of emotion for his release; Jesse, Al and the rest would have stated that laws were only applied to him because of his race and a federal Special Prosecutor would surely have been appointed to make things right.

Listening to the CLTV reports of a 21 year old man having been released from prison after being convicted of a criminal sexual assault drew glaring attention to the fact that BOTH the offender, then 17, and the victim, then 15, were black (obviously making it OK). CLTV reported that the crime was videotaped the during a 2003 New Years Eve party. When I looked up the story on CNN it made no mention of the videotaping but it repeated that the offender was an honor roll student and that the sex was consensual.

I Googled the search string “georgia man released consensual oral sex 17” and every return repeated that the offender was an “honor-roll student”, “football star”, “homecoming king”, but made no mention of videotape, drunk party (at which prosecutors maintained the victim was too intoxicated to consent), the reaction of the girls family or their discomfort about having jurors, court personnel and prosecutors watching their underage daughter getting her muffin buffed. Page after page from MSNBC to the Washington Post to the Seattle Times repeated that it was just like the “Jena 6” situation and was an “injustice.”

I had to go to the 33rd response on the 4th page of Google returns to read about the videotaping or that this guy not only had oral sex with the 15-year-old but was taped having intercourse with another 17 year old.

Mike’s case is a travesty. It’s an injustice. It goes against every right we hold dear. Not just defending himself, but consistently refusing to fight and withdrawing from the fight. But when Mike left the house that evening, it would all have been OK if only he’d have slipped that “race card” in to his wallet

No mention of honor roll, high-school sweetheart, 300-game bowling victory or any other personal info, just “cop batters student, gets arrested, receives stiff sentence.”

God bless Mike Mette. God DAMN the rotten liberal scum media, the corrupt court system, the race-baiting reverends and the “silent majority.” Your actions (and inactions) make this whole thing possible.

10/27/2007 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An order came out relating that if an officer has a rule violation 14 sustained in his/her past they are unable to be on a tact team or specialized unit. An officer has already been removed from the 22nd district tact team for a violation over 5 years ago. There are at least 2 sergeants in specialized units with rule 14 violations, will they be ship out ? One was for a gun swap, anyone care to chime in ?

10/27/2007 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely,everybody is against the Chicago Police!!! The exception being Family members and close friends. This is a travesty of justice!!! I hope this Judge can live with herself
and remembers that Karma is a supreme Bitch!!!

10/27/2007 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lessons when out of state.

1. Leave/walk away before the police show up. Be like one the dudes that flees before we show up on a battery- unknown offender.

2. If you punch an offender put him in a coma. 5 years for a punch make it so he can't walk anymore. If that's the price, make it worth it.

Showing up in Iowa takes more courage than anything I've done in my career/or even seen. Going to jail for 5 years into general pop (who know you're the real police. All while innocent.

Iowa be proud. I will forever hate Iowa, and if it's invaded by the Chinese, no arms from me. Let em lot.

10/27/2007 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous The rock s.f.g said...

Not just a sad day for his family, but to all Law Enforcement officers and the Judicial system as well. Hope that bitch gets voted off the bench and rots in hell (political hack) for that decision. Mike we all pray for you and your family.

10/27/2007 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He must have had an FOP lawyer.

10/27/2007 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good luck mike,

10/27/2007 07:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully Mike will be out soon and what goes around will come around to the judge, prosecutor, punk who got set straight and his old man.

10/27/2007 07:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fucking A, I wish Mette is freed from this injustice.

10/27/2007 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is sad. It shows that this is not the only city where clout rules.

WHAT ABOUT AN APPEAL? Any info?

10/27/2007 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say,,,,HAMMER THE SHIT out of any vehicles and drivers from Iowa, especially those with the little "Dubuque" in the middle of the bottom part.

Not sandbagging a mover on them,, but no passes either.

If we have a reputation as assholes in that state and county, then let's live up to it.

Tit for Tat.

10/27/2007 10:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sorry for this, as it so unjust. Hopefully, justice will ultimately prevail for Mike Mette.

Please keep us posted.

10/27/2007 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck going to prison, they would have to catch me. There's still time to check out extradiction rules for other countries then beat feet.

10/27/2007 10:32:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

I have an idea of what we can do for Mike and I'm going to email SCC as I don't want to put it on the blog yet...

10/27/2007 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Justice Is Lost
Justice Is Raped
Justice Is Gone
Pulling Your Strings
Justice Is Done
Seeking No Truth
Winning Is All
Find it So Grim
So True
So Real

Metallica, "And Justice For All"...

10/27/2007 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can't change what the court system did to this poor Officer. Lets commit to getting at least one or more officers a week to head out there for a visit. We have enough support for Mette to get him some company on a regular basis. Lets just not say it but actually do it. If someone can blog the info on where he will be housed, I will be the first one to get out there. Thanks

Retired

10/27/2007 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

STOP CRYING... NO ONE HERE HAS DONE A DMAN THING BUT BITCH ABOUT THE INJUSTICE... FUCKING DO SOMETHING! I PLEDGED MONEY, I SAID I WOULD ATTEND ANY RALLY, I WOULD BURN TIME TO BE APART OF AN ORGANIZED MARCH... I WOULD DO ANYTHING! I GUESS FUCK ME TOO! WE SHOULD BE ASHAMED! I AM ASHAMED... WE CRY ABOUT THE BULLSHIT REVERENDS MARCHING FOR NONSENSE BUT GUESS WHAT.. THEY GET THINGS DONE! JESSE SLEEPS IN THE FLEA BAG MOTEL AND HE GETS WHAT HE WANTS... THEY CRY CRY CRY AND GET STUPID SHIT PASSED... WE HAVE 10,000 VOICES AND CANT GET SHIT FOR THIS GUY! WE SHOULD ALL HANG OUR HEADS WHEN MIKE GOES TO PRISON. AND IF I WERE HIM, THE NEXT GUY THAT WALKS UP TO HIM AND SAYS "MAN, YOURE GETTING A RAW DEAL, THATS BULLSHIT" ID SAY "FUCK YOU". WE'RE ALL A BUNCH OF TALKERS. THAT IS WHY SHIT GOES NO WHERE. NO ONE IS WILLING TO TAKE THE BULL BY THE FUCKING HORNS. I TOO AM GUILTY OF THIS AND FEEL LIKE SHIT. WE NEED A LEADER! SOMEONE TO STEP UP AND TAKE THIS BULL! PLEASE... NOT JUST FOR MIKE BUT FOR THE ENTIRE CAUSE! WE NEED AN OUTSPOKEN LEADER! ONE WHO CANNOT BE BULLIED... ONE WHO IS WILLING TO FIGHT THE FIGHT... ONE WHO HAS THE ABILITY TO SAY FUCK YOU TO ANYONE! I PRAY THIS LEADER STEPS UP, AND I PRAY FOR MIKE, AND, MIKE...IM SORRY I AM NOT THAT LEADER... GOD SPEED!

10/27/2007 11:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a retired cpd dic. In my seedy past I let an Iowa state trooper loose on a small shoplifting charge. He was accused of taking a clark bar at a 7-11, yes he was drinking and wanteed to fight.
I took 30 days and a nasty transfer but wouldn't give up the trooper. What happened to those days? Where is the payback????

10/27/2007 11:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seriously - no appeal? he's not gonna be able to stay out of jail during his appeal?

there is an appeal, right?

please, god, tell me there's an appeal.

10/27/2007 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iowa used to be a conservative state. Now it is just as liberal as Illinois.

That is it, I am no longer purchasing hog maneur or corn from Iowa!

10/27/2007 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike,

Pay some coyotes to sneak you INTO Mexico, from there Cuba is a nice little plane ride away!

Shit, the government looks the other way when illegals do it, why not?!

10/27/2007 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey 11:37

I know who you are and I remember the incident. The trooper was a stone JO but you still saved his job at great cost to you. I remember that he never even said thanks to you or your partner. Stone JO! You have balls. All of the auto dics in our unit were pissed about the way you were treated for over a year.
I know you are living in arizona and I will call you next week.

JJ

10/28/2007 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it is time to do a complete investigation of the Gothard family. Get all the dirt and publish it.

Remember that name. If they come to Chicago... heh, heh, heh.

10/28/2007 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GODS SPEED OFFICER METTE.

10/28/2007 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need to embarass Dubuque. Now, many of you guys and girls KNOW people, powerful people, people who can get the eyes and ears of the media.

It is time that they make some calls and get a boycott of Dubuque going. Next, get lists companies in Dubuque who ship products hear. Write themk and tell them we are boycotting their products.

If there are any PIs out there, we need to conduct an investigation into the Gothard family and Jacob, the alleged victim(criminal) and publish anything and everything.

We need to write to our so called representatives in DC and get them to demand that the US Attorney investigate this whole sorrid affair, including the family- Gothards-, the DA, the judge, the arresting officer, and the Police Department. It is evident that there are civil rights violations here. Do to them what is being done to us.

Oh, and for all of you morons out there, the Department cannot PUBLICLY back Mette- he is "technically" a convicted felon. But, I do know for a fact that he has had the private support from the bosses- up to the top.

FOP cannot and will not help, excedt for maybe a donation; lodge & is inept anyway.. But we can, as FOP members- remember we are members of a national organization- by writing to the National Lodge and demanding they get involved. They have the power. Bypass FOP7 and go to the top. Write- email- the National Lodge and get a campaign going to demand justice.

Those calling for a protest march are fools or worse. Who takes that seriously. When people protest here, we laugh at them and deride them. Do you think you will be taken seriously in Iowa, A STATE YOU DO NOT VOTE IN? Get real.

Write or email Patrick Fitzgerald and see if he can get his couterpart in Iowa to open a case.

All of this takes very little effort and time. But in shear numbers it will have an effect.

OH, and yeah, screw with people with IOWA plates and IDs, especially Dubuque. Sandbag them, get them for anything you can. Let them know that we will do unto others as is done unto us. There is no legitimate here.

A can of worms has been opened and it is time to fight back. We need to declare a very public war on Iowa.

10/28/2007 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad this drunken bum didn't chase the judge down the street. How can she live with herself?

It is unfathomable that she is sending Officer Mike Mette to prison for defending himself against a hostile drunk.

What has happened to our justice system in this country?

10/28/2007 01:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike, GOD bless you. I will be praying for you blessed are you!

10/28/2007 02:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm... Dubuque Police Officers side with offenders, and jam up HARD working police officers while HARDLY working?

Dubuque PD must be recruiting from the FIRST WATCH LOCKUP CREW in 011.

10/28/2007 02:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can anyone answer me this, "Where was that fat f%ck kline when this was unfolding"? Did he ever lift one of his fat little fingers to help?

10/28/2007 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every member of the Chicago Police Department should at least e-mail the Governor of Iowa protesting this. The Judge is corrupt but maybe the Governor is not.

10/28/2007 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wanted to take some time and thank all of you who have supported my brother and my family through this difficult time. As Monday approaches please keep Mike in your prayers.

For those asking about the appeal, Mike's lawyers have started the process. Unfortunately, it is a waiting game and Mike can't be out waiting an appeal.

Again, thank you for your support and Mike we love you.

Jen

10/28/2007 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP has basically done absolutely NOTHING for this poor guy, disgraceful, all over bullshit and a sand-bagging liberal Iowa Judge.

10/28/2007 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This will be a sad and lonely, not long enough ride to Iowa for Mike and his family. Facing this, every second is sacred to him right now. We are not criminals, going to do a stint isnt easy and relaxing, doing a stint is life. I feel the same as the guy above whom spoke about the leaderless department we have. I too know we need a leader a real spokesman. Not a paperboy for the city, but a real man.I challenge our own great, Father Nagle to the task. I think if there can be a voice of reason and concern and a man not tied to the injustices of the city and corrupt ways of power it should be him. Father if you are reading this we need you to go to battle with us, a battle against good and evil that we are losing everyday. Let the media, the matchbox reverunds and the mayor take swings at a man they cant touch, a man who's boss doesnt care who "you know".I would donate a part of my check every month to pay for and costs acrued or expenses taht arise. Right now we are lost and no one cares to find us.
We will be locked away with you Mike everyday we will be there in that shithole with you, never forget that!

10/28/2007 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here we go. We can't even keep this page within the theme of support for Mike. Some asshole has to slam fellow cops from Chicago. When will the chickenshit backbiting end?
Grow up, people. Or at least put the bottle down for an hour or so before you log on and post here.

10/28/2007 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck this.....I hope after the game Mette has enough sense to get a ride to O Hare and catch a one way somewhere in Europe.Most every country in Europe will refuse to extradite back to the US,short of murder.I know no one on the job would look forward to fleeing our country and possibly wind up a fucking dishwasher in France,but prison???

10/28/2007 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NUGENT FOR PRESIDENT!!!

10/28/2007 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police from Iowa ought to be outraged as well. Don't they realize next time this judge will rule against one of their own for defending themselves...and most likely for a punch they throw on duty...

10/28/2007 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I find this so unbelievable that not one exempt or politican has made public this outrage against Mette. Where is FOP, Phil Cline and other leaders? Is it over for Mike while he sits in prison?

10/27/2007 06:10:00 PM

No one speaks out and yet we elect the idiots? Where is the esteemed alderman burke at? donohue donates to him with our money and what does he do for us? how about the other aldermen? toddler-blago-daley of course not the rats keep their mouths shut!

10/28/2007 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
An order came out relating that if an officer has a rule violation 14 sustained in his/her past they are unable to be on a tact team or specialized unit. An officer has already been removed from the 22nd district tact team for a violation over 5 years ago. There are at least 2 sergeants in specialized units with rule 14 violations, will they be ship out ? One was for a gun swap, anyone care to chime in ?

10/27/2007 07:06:00 PM

Watch the next oder due out "if you have a sustained CR in the past 5 yaers you cannot work any special", some units already received it! WTF? The libtards running amuck!

10/28/2007 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All you assholes saying Mike should run to Mexico are complete morons. One of the things that makes this a TRUE tragedy is that Mike is an honorable man, unlike any one who advocates living the rest of his life on the run. He'll man up and do his time, unlike some of he cowards that post here would do.

10/28/2007 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOD BLESS MIKE METTE AND MAY HELL RAIN DOWN ON THE JUDGE AND THE POLICE THAT FRAMED HIM IN IOWA! FUCK IOWA NO MORE BREAKS FROM ME FOR RESIDENTS OR THE ASSHOLE POLICE GAME ON ASSHOLES!

10/28/2007 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Mette you are not forgoten,we wont leave you behind.

10/28/2007 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is IOWA A Promise To Comply State?

10/28/2007 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Rosemarie "ro" Giambalvo said...

You think the Governor, State Senators, Mayor Daley, or even some of these presidential candidates would take up Mike's cause and see the miscarriage of justice going on in his case. Are they all so selfish and unsympathetic to take on officials in Iowa? MIKE'S STORY HAS BEEN IN THE NEWSPAPERS THANKS TO JOHN KASS AT THE TRIBUNE. Come on Mayor Daley forget about the Olympics for a day or two, and rescue this young man for defending himself...Read the court decision. Its a no brainer. Mike Mette is the sacrificial lamb going to slaughter and paying the ultimate price for the few bad cops in the news recently.

10/28/2007 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shame on Mark Donahue and the rest of the F.O.P., or FLOP. We have no Union.

10/28/2007 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will someone please step up and organize something! FOP can you provide busses for us? If someone leads- we will follow.

10/28/2007 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a fucking travesty!!! That could have been any of us reading this blog. What a shame. After reading the all the details of the case if Mette gets charged which I think he shouldn't, at most, it should have been a simple battery (misdemeanor). In my opinion, Mette was 100% justified. The judge and the prosecuter in this case should be fired. FOP needs to take a stand and fight for this officer. More than just a simple statement in the local newsletter or a 10 second filmed interview.

10/28/2007 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What the fuck are we doing? SCC why dont you plan a protest march on City hall in Iowa where he will be jailed? Why are we not making more noise FOP? How the fuck can we let him go to jail for something any cop or any citizen would and will do to defend his family? A bunch of morons are able to get a march together to protest the war but we cant get 5000 cops together and their families and friends to march for this great cause? If we don't do this for Mike then shame on all of us!!! Each and everyone of you are a little responsible then and you will have to live with it.

10/27/2007 10:32:00 AM

YOU can organize it. Let us all know what your plans are and we will be there. Like the rest of us.....an absolute miscarriage of justice and we are all sitting here waiting for SOMEONE ELSE to organize something. We have had plenty of time... Shame on all of us - me included!!!!!

10/28/2007 03:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every officer in every district should NEVER EVER give a break to anyone from Iowa.

Not everyone from Iowa is responsible for this injustice. Had you truly wanted to do something that made a difference you should have gone to Iowa to show support for Mette. This is an ignorant statement. Talk to some people in Iowa and they agree that this is WRONG!! So don't hold it against all of them - just the ones responsible.

10/28/2007 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
STOP CRYING... NO ONE HERE HAS DONE A DMAN THING BUT BITCH ABOUT THE INJUSTICE... FUCKING DO SOMETHING! I PLEDGED MONEY, I SAID I WOULD ATTEND ANY RALLY, I WOULD BURN TIME TO BE APART OF AN ORGANIZED MARCH... I WOULD DO ANYTHING! I GUESS FUCK ME TOO! WE SHOULD BE ASHAMED! I AM ASHAMED... WE CRY ABOUT THE BULLSHIT REVERENDS MARCHING FOR NONSENSE BUT GUESS WHAT.. THEY GET THINGS DONE! JESSE SLEEPS IN THE FLEA BAG MOTEL AND HE GETS WHAT HE WANTS... THEY CRY CRY CRY AND GET STUPID SHIT PASSED... WE HAVE 10,000 VOICES AND CANT GET SHIT FOR THIS GUY! WE SHOULD ALL HANG OUR HEADS WHEN MIKE GOES TO PRISON. AND IF I WERE HIM, THE NEXT GUY THAT WALKS UP TO HIM AND SAYS "MAN, YOURE GETTING A RAW DEAL, THATS BULLSHIT" ID SAY "FUCK YOU". WE'RE ALL A BUNCH OF TALKERS. THAT IS WHY SHIT GOES NO WHERE. NO ONE IS WILLING TO TAKE THE BULL BY THE FUCKING HORNS. I TOO AM GUILTY OF THIS AND FEEL LIKE SHIT. WE NEED A LEADER! SOMEONE TO STEP UP AND TAKE THIS BULL! PLEASE... NOT JUST FOR MIKE BUT FOR THE ENTIRE CAUSE! WE NEED AN OUTSPOKEN LEADER! ONE WHO CANNOT BE BULLIED... ONE WHO IS WILLING TO FIGHT THE FIGHT... ONE WHO HAS THE ABILITY TO SAY FUCK YOU TO ANYONE! I PRAY THIS LEADER STEPS UP, AND I PRAY FOR MIKE, AND, MIKE...IM SORRY I AM NOT THAT LEADER... GOD SPEED!

10/27/2007 11:26:00 PM

I applaud your honesty. I am feeling bad right now also because I, too, was all talk. Shame on all of us. Almost every post on here says - "SOMEONE DO SOMETHING" yet NONE of us have done a damn thing. Shame on all of us!! You are so right - the reverends get organized and things get done. What is it going to take to open our eyes - we are in this alone. I apologize to Mike and his family for doing nothing. Money didn't keep him out of prison and that is all I have done. I am so sorry.

10/28/2007 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH, and yeah, screw with people with IOWA plates and IDs, especially Dubuque. Sandbag them, get them for anything you can. Let them know that we will do unto others as is done unto us. There is no legitimate here.

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"Sandbag them" Are you a fool? Place the blame where the blame belongs - judge, police, prosecutor. You sound just like them - that is something to be proud of. Didn't they "sandbag" Mike?

10/28/2007 03:22:00 PM  
Blogger Rue St. Michel said...

What is the status of Mette's appeal? Can't he stay out of jail until the process takes its course?

WTF???

10/28/2007 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP is shit and CPD gave no support to Mike Mette. Remember this when it comes to voting or details for CPD.

Maybe SCC could formulate an escort for the Mette Family all the way to their destination on Monday.

There would have to be a meeting place and directions. It might be a long ride so bring a friend.

Thank you and God Bless Mike.

10/28/2007 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous traveler said...

F Iowa. I will march, FOP organize and earn your dues.

10/28/2007 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous traveler said...

When does this ever happen to REAL OFFENDERS??? They commit major crimes repeatedly and get a few days probation over and over. This system sucks, where is the justice????

10/28/2007 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What the fuck are we doing? SCC why dont you plan a protest march on City hall in Iowa where he will be jailed?"

I think SCC made enough noice by posting. He did his part. Why don't YOU organzie a protest and make some noise. I'm just as angry as you, but this guy has a day job.

10/28/2007 04:08:00 PM  
Blogger Coldtype said...

"...when Mike left the house that evening, it would all have been OK if only he’d have slipped that “race card” in to his wallet"
-10/27/2007 06:25:00 PM

Amazing. You went around the block, over the bridge, and through the tunnel, to make an incident that had NOTHING to do with race, ABOUT RACE. And yet so many of us insist that racism in America is but a myth.

10/28/2007 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a retired cpd dic. In my seedy past I let an Iowa state trooper loose on a small shoplifting charge. He was accused of taking a clark bar at a 7-11, yes he was drinking and wanteed to fight.
I took 30 days and a nasty transfer but wouldn't give up the trooper. What happened to those days? Where is the payback????

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You are a bunch of fucks Iowa, CPD has always had PO backs. Until, they started hiring idiots to the job.

10/28/2007 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless Mike Mette. God DAMN the rotten liberal scum media, the corrupt court system, the race-baiting reverends and the “silent majority.” Your actions (and inactions) make this whole thing possible.

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Question. Are saying tax paying middle class people should riot and burn the media down, and attack the liberal courts? Just wondering.

10/28/2007 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous mike mette said...

Hey everybody!!!!!!!!!

I just wanted to take a second and thank everyone who has been there for me over the last two years and especially those that have made the last few months more bearable(not sure about the spelling on that one). For most of you this will be the last chance I get to say my thanks and goodbyes before i leave on monday. I just want you to now everything has its purpose and this too shall pass. I'll be out before you now it and hopefully in better shape than when i go in. Im not much for words or sentimentals so I'll leave you with this....

Thank you all for helping me deal with this time in my life, and I hope when I get out I can repay you all for the tremendous support and love you've given me.

Mike

10/28/2007 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we protest we should all blockade the judge's home who passed this misjustice. Let the BITCH feel what is like to be a PRISONER herself!!

10/28/2007 06:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP THIS IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE!! Do something soon stop playing this political BULLSHIT with the MAYOR and ALDERCREATURES. We POLICE are not going to take the crap the media and the political climate is shovelling much longer!!!

10/28/2007 06:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good luck buddy, god speed

10/28/2007 07:54:00 PM  
Anonymous The View said...

What has happened to Mette has nothing to do with Jesse, Sharpton, or black vs. white criminal justice. For ONCE, stop blaming blacks, and so-called "black activists" on this one. Mette got what a lot of people in the system get--a raw deal. Everyone's prayers are with him; should he decide to return to Iowa to do his time, I'll respect that. Should he decide to run, I'll respect the hell out of his decision to do that as well. I'll continue to pray that his appeal takes wing and flies him out of the grip of the Iowa penal system before too much time has passed. What more can the Iowa system do to the man? They've robbed him of his employment; even if they choose to commute his sentence, as a convicted felon, his career in law enforcement is over. Who'd have thought that standing up for yourself would result in such a high price to pay? How can that judge even sleep at night?

10/28/2007 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I was right. After all the words and private fundraisers, nothing. No protest. No news conference. No work stopage. Nothing.
You all are the same as the African Buffalo. One of you is singled out by the predator. You all come to his aid initially until the water gets too hot. Then when the Predators' circle the intended victim, you all walk away, leaving him to defend himself, to his death.
What a bunch of rumor monger ol' ladies you all are. You were going to do this and do that. I never saw any protest on the news !?
You all call on SCC to start something? They gave this story all the legs it should of needed. YOU ALL were supposed to take it from there. You all Fumbled just like Ced Benson !
Like I said before. " It could be you next time".
All talk no action CPD.

10/28/2007 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my god. How sad. I pray to god he escapes to Mexico or Canada.

Do you have a passport? Get one. You might need it one day.

10/28/2007 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the FOP? Worthless, rudderless, pathetic. Someone should have, and still can, organize a protest in Iowa--either at the prison or the courthouse. And I'm sure coppers from across the country would show up.
Jena 6?? How about METTE millions? I would be there in a heartbeat. SCC, can you organize something? You got the ear of a lot of people.

10/28/2007 09:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with an earlier post that suggested Fr Nagle as a spokesperson. Mike needs spirtual and moral support from us not dumb posts about getting back at all the people of Iowa. I had a great support system when I was in Iraq and upon my adjustment to civilian life. This is what Mike needs from us. If it's OK, I would like to follow the family in my van for the ride to Iowa. I need a time and a place to meet?

10/28/2007 09:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This will be a sad and lonely, not long enough ride to Iowa for Mike and his family. Facing this, every second is sacred to him right now. We are not criminals, going to do a stint isnt easy and relaxing, doing a stint is life. I feel the same as the guy above whom spoke about the leaderless department we have. I too know we need a leader a real spokesman. Not a paperboy for the city, but a real man.I challenge our own great, Father Nagle to the task. I think if there can be a voice of reason and concern and a man not tied to the injustices of the city and corrupt ways of power it should be him. Father if you are reading this we need you to go to battle with us, a battle against good and evil that we are losing everyday. Let the media, the matchbox reverunds and the mayor take swings at a man they cant touch, a man who's boss doesnt care who "you know".I would donate a part of my check every month to pay for and costs acrued or expenses taht arise. Right now we are lost and no one cares to find us.
We will be locked away with you Mike everyday we will be there in that shithole with you, never forget that!

10/28/2007 09:40:00 AM

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Great post!!! I agree with you - we need a leader that is untouched by clout - just a person who people respect and listen to - and Father Nagle is the best person I can think of. I think I am going to give him a call tomorrow. The officers on this department need something and maybe he can help us find that.

As far as Mike goes - my heart goes out to him and his family and friends. I don't personally know him, but it really doesn't matter when you see such a great injustice done to anyone.

I want to thank you for your thought out post - no name calling - no jokes - just your feelings. It is nice to read an intelligent statement on here. Thank you.

10/28/2007 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Police from Iowa ought to be outraged as well. Don't they realize next time this judge will rule against one of their own for defending themselves...and most likely for a punch they throw on duty...

10/28/2007 10:21:00 AM

EXACTLY!!! This is what I have said before here - don't blame anyone but the judge, police officer and prosecutor. We don't really know how the rest of Iowa feels about this. They may be as upset about it as we are. Once again, we need to place the blame where the blame belongs.

10/28/2007 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous justthinking said...

i have a really dumb question. if this is the law, then what do iowa cops do if they have defend themselves? do they walk away too? because according to the law, they would have to do that.

10/28/2007 10:53:00 PM  
Blogger Coldtype said...

Good luck Mike. And you're right, this WILL pass.

Stay safe.

10/28/2007 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too know we need a leader a real spokesman. Not a paperboy for the city, but a real man.I challenge our own great, Father Nagle to the task. I think if there can be a voice of reason and concern and a man not tied to the injustices of the city and corrupt ways of power it should be him. Father if you are reading this we need you to go to battle with us, a battle against good and evil that we are losing everyday. Let the media, the matchbox reverunds and the mayor take swings at a man they cant touch, a man who's boss doesnt care who "you know

I agree with the above post. I'm sure Father Nagle will read this. I'm praying for his help and praying for justice. Father Nagle please post a reply here. In the F.O.P. newsletters you always say how much you want to help Officers in need. Well, Mike's in need.

10/28/2007 11:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing. You went around the block, over the bridge, and through the tunnel, to make an incident that had NOTHING to do with race, ABOUT RACE. And yet so many of us insist that racism in America is but a myth.
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there were senate hearings inregards to the Gena (sp) incident, even though there was a crime committed. that is the difference in todays society.I didn't write the original post but i see the clear path taken with that remark.

10/29/2007 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Every officer in every district should NEVER EVER give a break to anyone from Iowa.

Not everyone from Iowa is responsible for this injustice. Had you truly wanted to do something that made a difference you should have gone to Iowa to show support for Mette. This is an ignorant statement. Talk to some people in Iowa and they agree that this is WRONG!! So don't hold it against all of them - just the ones responsible.

10/28/2007 03:10:00 PM

True, the citizens did not do this. BUT, District Attorneys, in Iowa are elected. I am not sure if the voters can vote not to retain a judge. But, if they cannot, the other elected officials can oust them. That is EXACTLY why people from Iowa should receive NO consideration when they violate a law or ordinance. The officials elected by the people of the state of Iowa have done nothing for Mike. So, why should any self respecting police officer do anything for anyone from that state?

10/29/2007 03:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Find out the name of this asshole Gothard's father's trucking company, and if one of his trucks ever drives through Chicago, enforce even the slightest violation of his vehicles. As far as banging everyone with an Iowa license plate, I recall that Iowa opened their 2007 football season at Soldier Field. That was a target rich environment. How many tickets were written to Iowa drivers? I'll bet not a lot. Iowa also will play Illinois in basketball this coming season. Wasn't the other asshole involved in the incident an Iowa basketball player? I'm not sure if he plays for the U of Iowa or some compass point school. It shouldn't be too hard to find out if his team is going to play in IL this year. As far as the supreme punk, Gothard, he is on some IA university golf team. Shouldn't be too hard to find out which one and give him a CPD welcome if he ever shows his sorry, punk, ass in the Chicago area. Every member of the CPD should carry a card with the names and photos of the Iowa scumbags involved in the Mette railroad. That includes the liberal bitch judge, Monica Ackerly, and the prosecutor I think is names Mahoney. And let's not forget daddy Gothard. Hammer all of them if you ever get the chance!! It is just incredible that some shit kickers from Iowa could pull this travesty off.

10/29/2007 05:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God loves you and will watch over you. Today, just like in the time of Jesus, the good are persicuted while evil runs rampant. Good luck in your court fight.

-A fellow Brother in Blue

10/29/2007 05:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

QUIT ASKING OTHERS TO STEP UP ! YOU STEP UP. READING ALL THESE POST SHOWS HOW YOU ARE ALL TALK. YOU WANT TO HAMMER PEOPLE FROM IOWA ? THAT SHOWS WHAT KIND OF COPS WE HAVE PATROLING THESE DAYS. LAZY ASSES!!!
PROTEST TO THE END. YOU WANT TO PUNISH INNOCENT PEOPLE INSTEAD OF PUTTING YOURSELVES OUT THERE AND REALLY HELPING THE GUY. YOU ALL SOUND LIKE MORONS WITH THESE COMMENTS. QUIT ASKING FOR OTHERS TO DO THE WORK.
WOW, I THOUGHT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS MADE OF MORE THAN THIS. A BUNCH OF WHINNERS. YOU STAND AROUND TELLING PEOPLE WHAT THEY SHOULD DO WHILE WATCHING ONE OF THERE OWN TWIST IN THE WIND.
YOU ALL SURE TALK A BUNCH OF SHIT, THEN TUCK TAIL AND RUN! I'D HATE TO SEE HOW YOU WORK THE STREETS !???
IT'S EASIER TO MESS WITH INNOCENT PEOPLE RATHER THAN MAKE YOUR VOICE REALLY HEARD. WOULD YOU WANT SOMEONE TO DO THAT TO YOUR FAMILY MEMBER BECAUSE SOME BONE HEAD THOUGHT THIS WAS HIS OR HER WAY OF REVENGE? WHAT A BUNCH OF MORONS...
YOU ALL SOUND LIKE GRADE SCHOOL KIDS...AND YOU WANT THE PUBLIC TO RESPECT YOU ?

10/29/2007 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU STILL DONT UNDERSTAND THE F.O.P IS WORTHLESS ....ALL THEY WANT TO DO IS TAKE YOUR DUES ..THIS IS CRAZY ...GOOD LUCK MIKE .....YOU CAN ALSO PUT A BIT OF BLAME ON THE FELLOW OFFICERS ...WE ARE 13000 STRONG AND WE DO NOTHING ....LETS GET SOMTHING STARTED ...A RALLY . A MARCH ? THAT WORKS FOR SOME PEOPLE ? JENA 6 ? WHERE IS JESSIE ? PUNK ASS BITCH ...TO BAD MIKE YOUR NOT BLACK .....IT WOULD HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT ........IM SORRY THE FOP AND YOUR FELLOW OFFICERS COULDNT HELP YOU OUT BETTER ....ALL COPS ARE GOOD FOR ARE PARTIES ? THIS KID NEEDS MORE THAN THIS , WE SHOULD ALL STOP , STAND UP AT THE BOXING THING DOWNTOWN AND NOT WORK UNTILL SOMTHING IS DONE

10/29/2007 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as banging everyone with an Iowa license plate, I recall that Iowa opened their 2007 football season at Soldier Field. That was a target rich environment. How many tickets were written to Iowa drivers? I'll bet not a lot. Iowa also will play Illinois in basketball this coming season. Wasn't the other asshole involved in the incident an Iowa basketball player?
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Yes, because it is every Iowa resident's fault that a judge in their state made a bad ruling! Come on...we're all upset, but let's get some perspective here.
"Hammering" anyone with Iowa plates isn't going to change anything, and the only message it will send is that we are a bunch of misguided vigilantes.

10/29/2007 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cpd is not going to a damn thing because we are the biggest talkers around. we are too busy crying on this blog like a bunch of women how everyone else is a clout baby except us. how i am the only one who is "the real police" and of course the ever present ripping each other on this blog because we would be too much of a pussy to say it to someones face. you want to know why other groups get their voice heard and we do not? they are united,they are organized, and most importantly they stick together! so everyone keep talking tough on this blog about how we are going to screw everyone from iowa and blah blah blah because you know as well as i do we are not going to do a god damn thing.

10/29/2007 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP is a bunch of quislings, Father Nagle will do nothing, he goes along with the department. I'm glad I am retired, this is a disgrace. This is what happens when you don't take care of each other and it is just the begining. "The great Brotherhood". Who is really worse, them or us.

10/29/2007 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Had you truly wanted to do something that made a difference you should have gone to Iowa to show support for Mette."
Wrong....a move like that would have made everyone in Iowa dig in their heels saying whoa boys who do you think you are?....do you really think the sideshow of 10,000 black marchers in Jena made a cats ass bit of difference to a town that has probably 3,000 people? Fuck no....they just waited till the fake reverands and their minions pulled out... then slapped that little bastard back in jail...where he belongs,,,,the fake revs and their locust hoards also made it harder on the 360 some black families that actually live in and hope to work in Jena........This tragedy has to be handled through the court or if your lucky by currying some good will with some politico.....somewhere...never will it happen if you play paper tiger and try to flex muscle you do not have....... you all are not planning to move to Iowa to take up the cause are you....cause you sure can'nt do this shit long distance....hopefully there is a good lawyer on this case that can help Mike get the break he needs....puffing your chests out and hollering ain't going to accomplish a thing but piss the locals off.....gently boys... lets show some class...get them on your side......lets see if some one out there is listening...........Justice for Mike...............

10/29/2007 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After reading Mike Mette's statement on this blog and his approach to this mess I am sure Mike will come out of this a bigger man that his parents and family ever expected. Mike is proving to be a Man's Man. I know the parents and family and I am proud of Mike and I am a better man for knowing Bob, Pattie, Mike, Mark and Jennifer.

God Bless you Mike and take care of yourself.

10/29/2007 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Well, I was right. After all the words and private fundraisers, nothing. No protest. No news conference. No work stopage. Nothing.
You all are the same as the African Buffalo. One of you is singled out by the predator. You all come to his aid initially until the water gets too hot. Then when the Predators' circle the intended victim, you all walk away, leaving him to defend himself, to his death.
What a bunch of rumor monger ol' ladies you all are. You were going to do this and do that. I never saw any protest on the news !?
You all call on SCC to start something? They gave this story all the legs it should of needed. YOU ALL were supposed to take it from there. You all Fumbled just like Ced Benson !
Like I said before. " It could be you next time".
All talk no action CPD.

10/28/2007 09:05:00 PM

And the action you took was????? Talk sounds great, but it is only words. Without action, you are nothing either. We should all be ashamed of ourselves. Yes, you included.

10/29/2007 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True, the citizens did not do this. BUT, District Attorneys, in Iowa are elected. I am not sure if the voters can vote not to retain a judge. But, if they cannot, the other elected officials can oust them. That is EXACTLY why people from Iowa should receive NO consideration when they violate a law or ordinance. The officials elected by the people of the state of Iowa have done nothing for Mike. So, why should any self respecting police officer do anything for anyone from that state?

10/29/2007 03:08:00 AM

Do you want to be treated wrongly in other states because Chicago has a MORON for a Mayor - like you said - an ELECTED official??? Think before you speak (write).

10/29/2007 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LETS GET SOMETHING GOING!!!! I WANT TO GET US POLICE OFFICERS TOGETHER AND GO TO IOWA AND PROTEST. I KNOW THE EACH AND EVERY ONE US HAS SEEN IT ON THE TEN O'CLOCK NEWS DUDE STANDING OUTSIDE OF THE STATION BITCHING!! WELL ITS OUR TURN, LETS GO OUT THERE TAKE BACK WHAT HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM US. THIS JOB WAS ONCE GREAT AND NOW WE RUN FROM OUR OWN SHADOWS- NO MORE TAKE IT BACK!!!

10/29/2007 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no law in Iowa. And very little here. Aside from that, Iowa, being widely considered as very important in the early presidential primaries, what should be done here is to get any one of the presidential candidates to jump on this case. It would get them lots of ink in the papers and lots of face time on TV. Not to mention that it would bring this to the attention of the Nation and its citizens. It would also show who, if anyone in the equation, has some balls. Mr. McCain,is there any pulse left?

10/29/2007 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I agree with an earlier post that suggested Fr Nagle as a spokesperson."

IF YOU CAN PULL HIM AWAY FROM HIS WISCONSIN SUMMER HOME. FOR A MAN OF THE FAITH HE SURELY IS A SELF SERVING SON OF A GUN.
HE'LL PROBABLY POST ANOTHER DUMMY STORY IN THE FLOP NEWSLETTER& NOT ADDRESS AN ISSUE THAT EFFECTS ALL OF US.

SIGNED, NOT A FAN OF OUR CPD PREACHERMAN

10/29/2007 05:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

******IOWA HAWKEYES PLAY IN EVANSTON IL. SATURDAY NOV. 3RD AT 11AM. IF YOU WITNESS ANY ILLEGAL ACTIVITY BE SURE TO EFFECT THE ARREST OR GIVE THE PROPER CITATION. LAWS SHOULD BE ENFORCED!!!!!

10/29/2007 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone find a list of companys that are driving through our city daily so we can keep an eye out and make sure they follow the law as it is written? GBM(God Bless Mette

10/29/2007 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we vivist Mike in Iowa and if so when and how many can come each day or how many can he get a week? Can we send money there to put on his books or can we send him stuff?

10/29/2007 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

***This is from the Dubuque Iowa Police Dept web site:
Law Enforcement Code of Ethics
"As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve the community; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder;"...
Dubuque's law enforcement and legal system, you failed to protect Mike Mette,a peaceful man walking away from a fight, who was attacked by a violent offender! Good job Dubuque thanks for coming out in the media and saying something good about Mike, OHH WAIT THATS RIGHT YOU DIDNT DO THAT, YOU JUST SAT THERE AND LET HIM BE RAILROADED!!!! I HOPE ALL INVOLVED CANT SLEEP AT NIGHT!! THE BIBLE SAID " But if any one strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also"
MIKE DID JUST THAT BUT GOD DOESNT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT GETTING HIT A THIRD TIME. GOD BLESS YOU MIKE MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.

10/29/2007 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The following is the address of Gov. Chet Culver
1007 East Grand Av.
DesMoines, IA. 50319
Phone 515-281-5211
e- WWW.Iowa.gov

Start your writing and calling campaign.

10/29/2007 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Where is the FOP? Worthless, rudderless, pathetic. Someone should have, and still can, organize a protest in Iowa--either at the prison or the courthouse. And I'm sure coppers from across the country would show up.

DICKHEAD, what's stopping YOU? Oh right, you're a lazy do-nothing dipshit. And by the way, Mette's father was at FOP any number of times during this crisis. He was given access, advice and support. He did not ask for handouts and was never denied anything. The difference between Mr. Mette and you is that he is an honorable person who does not blame his son's union for his troubles. That would be stupid.....just like you. Go to hell.

10/29/2007 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

George Ryan stays out of jail for months and Mike Mette has to go to jail. What a fucked up mess.

10/29/2007 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The motto for Iowa is 'Iowa common sense",I swear to god,google it,apparently judge ackley has never read it and we all know doesen't use it.

10/29/2007 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dubuque Iowa Police Dept.
770 Iowa st.
Dubuque,IA 52001
email-police@cityofdubuque.org,Police chief name is Kim B. Wadding.

United States Attorney northern dist.of Iowa
Matt M.Dummermuth
Hach bldg,ste.400,401 1st.street S.E.
Cedar Rapids,IA 52401
319-363-0091

Governor Chet Culver
Office of the Governor
State Capitol
Des moines,IA 50319
515-281-5211

Now,lets make some fucking noise in Dapuke Iowa with this info,we are doing alot of talking,me included,now lets bombard them with,email,calls,mail and expose the incompetent fraud,that pathetic clueless judge Monica Ackley is,and by the way,I called Dapuke pd and asked if they ever heard of professional courtesy?The call taker said what is that?
Lets make sure that hick town knows Mike Mettes name.

10/29/2007 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shame on us ALL of us. For letting this happen.

10/29/2007 09:59:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

FREE MIKE METTE

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

Hammering the people of Iowa over this is just a knee-jerk reaction. They're victims of moron, political hack judges and a corrupt system, just like us.
That said, I think an organized march is a fine idea.
Stay strong Mike, your in my prayers.

10/29/2007 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is Dana, WHY WAS HE NOT IN IOWA VIGOROUSLY DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR ONE OF HIS OWN??????????

Where are all of our police officer attorneys, as most of us have experienced, a savvy attorney can find fault and have almost every case overturned on a technicality....tho a tech. shouln't be needed to overturn a miscarriage of justice, the prime directive here is to get Mike out of the hellhole he is in. Clearing his name will be secondary, we all know the real deal anyways........

10/29/2007 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone should go punch that judge in the face and see how she reacts. How hypocritical if she punched back.

10/29/2007 11:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
George Ryan stays out of jail for months and Mike Mette has to go to jail. What a fucked up mess.

10/29/2007 07:15:00 PM

RYAN AHS CLOUT AND THE JUDGES ARE AFRIAD TO PUT HIM IN PRISON! "SIMPLE AS THAT", JUST LIKE THE FEDS HAVE NOT INDICTED DALEY AS THERE IS FEAR OF RETRIBUTION DUMBOCRAT STYLE!

10/30/2007 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The governor of Iowa was reportedly "too busy" to consider reviewing or even commenting on the case. He sounds like a combination of Blago, Stroger, and King Daley. Or Arnold Schwarzeneggar. I've been told by several Iowa cops that the judge would have been even harsher (???) if Mette had been a black cop.

10/30/2007 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO JUSTICE NO WORK ---- LOCK UP EVERYONE FROM IOWA

10/30/2007 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the dummy who asked" ..and what did I do..?"
I'm not a cop, and I still gave money because I came across the story and found it ridiculous! But, this is YOUR brother in blue. This is YOUR fight pea brain! I have seen talk and nonsense on this blog for some time. YOU ALL talk out of your asses, yet I never saw a protest. YOU ALL call on everyone else to do it. I'm responding to that FACT, and by seeing some of the uneducated comments on here, I'm not surprised of the troubles YOU ALL are having.
To the "good" Police officers out there, you know, the 20%. Run silent, Run deep. Your job must be hard enough, yet you have to deal with YOUR own 80% of the knuckleheads you work with. How Pathetic. This is why the public thinks the majority of you are idiots! ALL TALK !
Good luck Mike, God Bless.

10/30/2007 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iowa sucks! The father must have been friends with the judge or judge's family. Mette deserves an honor commendation for his SELF-RESTRAINT!

He did everything in his power to avoid a physical confrontation, and not knowing if the offender was armed or not and in his capacity as a PO, could have easily drawn weapon.

He was well within his right to defend himself, and used the LEAST amount of force to procure his safety and that of the public.

Even out of state, a PO still has his authority. Someone needs to go beyond a lawsuit and move to disbar the judge, he doesn't hold enough character nor the educational requirement to remain qualified to hold his seat on the bench!

Anyone do any dirt digging on the judge yet? GET TO WORK and UNITE!

10/30/2007 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuck Gowdy actually did another clip on the news last night (mon) defending Mette. Wow- Holy cow batman, a newsreporter actually on the side of a law enforcement officer..

Where is Dana, WHY WAS HE NOT IN IOWA VIGOROUSLY DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR ONE OF HIS OWN??????????

Shit, Dana don't care about no white poleeze.

Anonymous said...
******IOWA HAWKEYES PLAY IN EVANSTON IL. SATURDAY NOV. 3RD AT 11AM. IF YOU WITNESS ANY ILLEGAL ACTIVITY BE SURE TO EFFECT THE ARREST OR GIVE THE PROPER CITATION. LAWS SHOULD BE ENFORCED!!!!!

10/29/2007 06:05:00 PM

Everybody in attendance should hold up signs regarding the Mette case. Such as: Free Mike Mette, Free Officer Mette, or IOWA SUCKS -FREE METTE

10/30/2007 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That ass backwards town of Dubuque, Iowa sucks. I west to college there and it was the townies against the Loras college kids (mostly from Chicago and suburbs). U of Dubuque is like the Malcome X of this city. White trash getting a white trash eduation! All the idiots of Dubuque get educated together in one shitty "university." I read on the Chicago Trib blog that the "victims" family knew the judge. Hell yeah they knew the judge--all those fricken townies are related.

10/30/2007 04:38:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

well, I for one say screw this "good luck, mike" stuff and say it's time to band together with those that want to help him out!!

growing up in clearing, that's how we did it here and how we still do it today.

i want to keep mike positive until we can put pressure on these goofs to get him OUT. it's all i can think about... how he had to turn over his things to property, then get searched, and now is in this cell. what if that was one of us? because we 'defended" outselves?

i won't even go anywhere near iowa because of this dumb law...

10/30/2007 06:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/30/2007 12:25:00 PM -

can you please give me the address to this place? thanx

10/30/2007 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=investigative&id=5732837

10/30/2007 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You all call on SCC to start something? They gave this story all the legs it should of needed. YOU ALL were supposed to take it from there. You all Fumbled just like Ced Benson !
Like I said before. " It could be you next time".
All talk no action CPD.

10/28/2007 09:05:00 PM

And what the fuck have you done Mighty Mouse? Ill be the firest to admit all I did was give money to his cause--- hoping blindly that it would help. Your rants are as worthless as you are.

10/30/2007 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Mighty Mouse" gave money too...But I haven't been bitching about how other people should step up pin head. I'm not a cop. I saw the story and thought it was shit. You can read I presume. Have you seen a protest the last year? SCC gave it plenty of attention. What else can they do? What else will you do...???
Like the rest of your comrads, you'll let the poor gut twist in the wind while everyone debates.
PISS OFF !

10/31/2007 03:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On Monday, Mike kept his head up high and turned himself in. He was in as good of spirits as anyone in his position can be. He has the love and support of his family, friends, and many of you who have never meet him. I thank you all for that.

For those of you asking about how to contact Mike: Once we get information we will make sure to post it. As of right now we have no access to Mike and he has no access to us. Please pray that he is safe and keep writing those letters to people in power.

Thanks,
Jen
Mike's sister

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

Just got off the phone with the US Attorney Office. They are not going to look into this and stated that we should be contacting people in IOWA as this was done on a State level.

11/02/2007 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous leomemorial said...

well, our police memorial is boycotting any form of business/personal travel to Iowa. I emailed Gov. Culver and let him know and the reason(s) why.

If I don't here from him w/i 2 weeks, then we will move forward to our next step. However I have already started the research on Iowa and their commerce.

11/02/2007 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those of you wondering how Mike is doing. We heard from him and he is donig well. Next week he should be in a permanent place and then can receive letters, visitors, and make phone calls.

We will keep you posted! Keep praying and writing those letters.

Thanks,
Jen (Mike's sister)

11/03/2007 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if a policeman went to jai for defending himself all the thugs shoud be in jail so we wont have to do any police work but thats the fucking system a convicted felon is out an innocent man in

11/03/2007 05:41:00 PM  

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