Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Connections

From the comments:
  • The Organized Crime Division during recent times.

    Ray Risley was the Chief of Organized Crime and a good friend of Miedzanowski.

    Bill Callahan was the Commander of the Intelligence Section and is now in business in Orlando with the daughter-in-law of Daddano.

    Wayne Johnson and John Murray were investigators in the Intelligence Section under Callahan. Both of these individuals had connections with the Chicago Crime Commission.

    Wayne Johnson becomes the Chief Investigator at the Chicago Crime Commission and strongly critized Mayor Stevens of having organized crime connections.

    Wayne Johnson becomes the Chief of Police in Cicero and John Murray becomes the Inspector General in Cicero when Betty Lou Maltese was the Mayor and Edward R. Vrdolyak was the town's legal advisor.

    Johnson retracts his claims about Mayor Stevens. When he departs he accepts a buyout and signs a non-disclosure agreement. Murray is forced out.

    Cline was a lieutenant in the Gang Crimes Section under Risley and supervised Miedzanowski. He had a close friend who had outfit connections that was murdered. He also was close with Hanhardt. When he becomes Superintendent the FBI and US Attorney's Office are not comfortable briefing him on OC matters.

    Damning facts!!
Anyone ever hear of the game "Six Degrees of Separation"? The theory is that anyone can be connected to any other person on the planet by no more than six intermediaries. The mathematics of the whole theory is kind of sketchy at best, but it can be demonstrated often enough to make an amusing pastime.

Does anyone else find it amusing that no matter who the boss is, they are never more than 2 or 3 degrees of separation from Capone's old hangout of Cicero. And we're not talking about connections via meetings or award ceremonies. We mean dinners, assignments, who worked for whom and so on.

The connections aren't threads as much as great big hawsers the US Navy uses to tie aircraft carriers to seawalls during a typhoon.

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50 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wayne Johnson was brought in by the town president who succeeded Betty,(Ramiro Gonzalez). He was originally installed by the town board, but he did go on to win the next election.

12/17/2007 11:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone notice how the publication the Chicago Crime Commission has is only focused on gangs..... What about the OTHER organized crime, hmmmmmmmmmm?.............

12/17/2007 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Big Tuna said...

....I always did like CPD Brass

12/17/2007 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correction

Wayne Johnson and John Murray were not hired by Cicero when Betty Lou Maltese was the mayor.
They were hired by the Mexican Mayor who replaced her.
Vrdolyak was still the legal advisor.
Johnson accepted a buyout from the current mayor and Murray was fired by him.

Correction

12/18/2007 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was the close friend of Fat Phil's named Chris Cardi?

12/18/2007 03:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Risley, Callahan and Johnson were involved in the passing of the stories regarding Matt Rodriguez and Pierre Zonis.
I guess they had inside information!

12/18/2007 05:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prior to Miedzianowski getting arrested, Cline was one of a very few bosses on this job that actually tried to fix the problem. However, Risley and others would counter any move Cline made against Joe.

12/18/2007 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wonder if the outfit has meritorious promotions into their higher ranks.

12/18/2007 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to hear this Outfit lackey is now in Charge of the CPD Memorial Fund. Keep those payroll deductions going CHUMPS, Mama Cline needs a new Cadillac!!

12/18/2007 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cline was one of the most corrupt Supers we ever had (look at his promotions and their connections and the guys who bought their promotions with gifts and favors to Cline and guys who were legends in their own mind as POs and were made Dept. Chief, etc., etc. The other supt.s merely turned a blind eye. Throughout his career, Cline was in it up to his eyeballs, but Daley made him anyway (why would being corrupt bother Daley?). As a result, we end up with an FBI guy who has never, ever been the police a day in his life and our reputation as a professional police department is down the drain. Disgraceful, but Daley gets a pass on this as well.

12/18/2007 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget that loser Lt. Nick Nickeas who retired from Intelligence along with Detective Bobby Brown and then both got a nice lucrative job as security consultants at the "Mobbed Up" strip joint on Kingsbury.
I mean what did they do, put in an application stating they were Chicago Police Officers for thirty some odd years (who worked Intelligence, specifically intelligence on organized crime) and the "owners" at the strip club said, "Geez look at deese guys resumes. Let's hire them they seem like nice fellas"

12/18/2007 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic, a CPD officer was convicted in Illinois for Armed Intimidation. See NWI times. Can we go a week without something bad happening. When will guys learn , DO NOT, do anything off-duty.

12/18/2007 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, are you suggesting that there may be ties between organized crime and politicians in this city and surround suburbs??? Just silly, silly, silly...

12/18/2007 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always enjoyed "six degrees of Kevin Bacon" better.

It's available in major toy stores.

12/18/2007 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

connections, clout, politics (the politics of race, gender, ethnicity, family connections, friendships and alliances, Democratic political clout).....those influences have infected and corrupted CPD exempt ranks, along with the so-called "merit" promotions, for years and years. If we started now, it would take decades to undo it all and straighten it out (and that's without a politically corrupt city, county, and state government). Given the existing political situation, the chances of making CPD administration, operations, promotions, and assignments legitimate are between slim and none (and "slim" just left town)...

12/18/2007 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Tony Soprano said...

There's no such thing as the Chicago Police Department. That's just an ethnic stereotype.

12/18/2007 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic: just saw the mayor shedding a tear about his son saying in essence (mayor) he had no knowledge of the inside sewer deal/investment scam and that his son had "a lapse of judgement". Perhaps all of us could have a "lapse of judgement" when we complete our next MANDATORY ETHICS STATEMENT. Except I won't immediately sign up in the military to avoid an investigation. This totally reeks fraud....hello Mr. Fitz?

12/18/2007 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

connections, clout, politics (the politics of race, gender, ethnicity, family connections, friendships and alliances, Democratic political clout).....those influences have infected and corrupted CPD exempt ranks, along with the so-called "merit" promotions, for years and years. If we started now, it would take decades to undo it all and straighten it out (and that's without a politically corrupt city, county, and state government). Given the existing political situation, the chances of making CPD administration, operations, promotions, and assignments legitimate are between slim and none (and "slim" just left town)...

12/18/2007 04:11:00 PM

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Ha! I love a play on words.
Don't think so my friend, me thinks the Rev "Slim" is still (in town) running that off-beat, hillbilly sanctuary church that our illegal gal-pal hid out for over a year. Has she snuck back into the country yet using another SS#?

12/18/2007 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wait till a card carrying member of the daley crime family is in the white house.
Can the rest of the country be so stupid as to elect this guy??
Scary just scary.
I/F

12/18/2007 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nail on the head.

FBI had BB's phone tapped.

Part of the Jewelry theft crew.

Hey, look at the cuurent Det.'s in OCD.

What a joke.

OCD associates.

Remeber this in 20 years when my book comes out.

12/18/2007 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic, a CPD officer was convicted in Illinois for Armed Intimidation. See NWI times. Can we go a week without something bad happening. When will guys learn , DO NOT, do anything off-duty.

12/18/2007 02:26:00 PM

What is NWI times??

12/18/2007 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get your story straight. Nickeas was Lt. in A/3 VC not Intelligence.

12/18/2007 07:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Dragnet said...

Go to Fox news Chicago and run "racial profiling". There is an actual Chicago cop on the news claiming he was profiled at 103rd and Elizabeth at 2:30a.m. by the 022 District. This same idiot ran for alderman of the 34th Ward this year and lost.

12/18/2007 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No sense beefing to anyone anymore, nobodys stopping it or really even putting a dent in it, not even close.
States Attorney, State Police, F.B.I; U.S. Attorney, makes you wonder don't it?

12/18/2007 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO 7:06PM

Try punching NWI TIMES ONLINE into your google search engine. The Northwest Indiana Times sez a CPD guy is charged w/felonies pertaining to a road rage incident in Indiana.
(When we gonna learn?)

12/18/2007 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if the cowardly wimp who bad mouthed Bobby Brown would ever consider saying it to his face?

And if indeed the FBI had his phone tapped, so what!

Apparently they didn't hear anything of any interest to them.

Bobby, you were and still are among the best!

I hope you can ignore the capons backstabbing one another on here.

12/18/2007 10:48:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

1:35 PM

Jealous? Douche more often.

Bobby Browne and Nick Nickeas were outstanding detectives and are decent, honorable guys.

Some anonymous cowards just get their freak on by trying to smear people's reputations with nasty innuendos.

Speaking of decent and honorable people, after our terrible misunderstanding, I'm happy for my dear longtime friend Jan Pestka who is enjoying a Florida winter. Go for it, kiddo!

12/18/2007 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No body bad mouthed Bob Browne, they just said he worked for a gentlemen's whorehouse. The same one Freddie Pacente worked for til he went to the joint for pulling scams with the gypsys while still on the job.

12/18/2007 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cline might not be the most corrupt Supt. but he would be a close 2nd behind Rodgiguez. When someone speaks of Zonnis one has to remember that Rodriguez brought Zonnis back on the job and put him under the protection of Michael Hoke, head of IAD. From one who stood these assholes for years has always had a wish to see them and their boyfriends go to jail, do not pass go and do not collect $200 since they pocketed that years ago.

12/18/2007 11:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Northside, calm down since you know not what you speak of.

12/19/2007 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to hear this Outfit lackey is now in Charge of the CPD Memorial Fund. Keep those payroll deductions going CHUMPS, Mama Cline needs a new Cadillac!!

12/18/2007 08:25:00 AM

just fyi 100% of your payroll contributions go directly to the fund, which help a lot of officers. i know first hand because they gave my old partners family money to help tide them over till they could figure out what to do next at after they lost thier loved one.
cline and the two other paid members are paid directly from private corporation donations. not that without those high priced salaries more money could go to the officers in need.
all this info can be verified easily enough through the internet, so bash cline and anyone else you feel you need to, but don't call for no deductions to the fund because it is very helpful to those that need it, god bless and happy holidays.

12/19/2007 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked for Lt. Nickeas as a Sgt. in Area 3 VC. If he was connected to anybody, but a good tailor, I would be very surprised.He was a very hard working detective, and a very good boss. Always looked out for his guy's. He left VC because an asshole commander, Lt (get me another drink)Hayes. This is the guy who was connected. He sure didn't have any talent.

12/19/2007 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ricky Simon is a former CPD officer. He is the adopted son of Ben Stein, who ran the Janitor's Union. He was promintently mentioned in the disappearance of Ben Stein's girlfriend.

William "Potatos" Daddano was a high ranking member of organized crime.

For additional information on both fellows you can go to www.ipsn.org.

12/19/2007 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/19 12:11am
And of course we all should believe you because you told us who you are and how you have this information that nobody else seems to have. Who gave your old partners family money??? Sounds like bullshit to me. Stick up for the fat ass all you want but go somewhere else to do it.

12/19/2007 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a result, we end up with an FBI guy who has never, ever been the police a day in his life and our reputation as a professional police department is down the drain. Disgraceful, but Daley gets a pass on this as well.

12/18/2007 08:41:00 AM

Maybe Weis hasn't gone out and humped calls, but he has some idea of how to run a shop and he has nothing to do with Chicago politics.

I hate to break it to you, but Daryl Gates and William Bratton and Charles Whitman don't want anything to do with Chicago and promoting from within just reorganizes the same bullshit into new piles. You ain't gonna get a Super worth having from your current exempts.

(Even though I'm the police three states away, I met Cpt. JF, and I like him, and be real: he ain't gonna get an offer.)

12/19/2007 07:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey northside, enjoy your retirement.

12/19/2007 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"just fyi 100% of your payroll contributions go directly to the fund, which help a lot of officers. i know first hand because they gave my old partners family money to help tide them over till they could figure out what to do next at after they lost thier loved one.
cline and the two other paid members are paid directly from private corporation donations. not that without those high priced salaries more money could go to the officers in need."

That tale you spin is a made up fairy tale. When did this occur, name your partner& the monetary donation his family received?
Millions of Dollars is collected by this charitable organization& they paid out 23g?
The rest went to pay salaries for Cline& the Credit Union Guy.

In contrast to the 100 CLUB of Illinois gives out 98cents on every dollar they collect.

Tell me all Knowing, who would like to give your private donation to?
A true charitable organization or liars & thieves operating under the pretense of fallen Officers ?

12/19/2007 10:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:28 PM

CHARLES WHITMAN??? A police chief??? I don't think so.

Charles Whitman was the wacko suicidal sniper that went up in the tower on the campus of the University of Texas (Austin) and randomly killed a bunch of people over 40 years ago.

12/19/2007 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Loser Lt. Nick Nickeas"????

Don't be a jagoff.

Nick was one of the classiest Lt.s to ever be on this job. So what if he now runs a tittie joint? A lot of retired Lt.s still suck from the public tit.

12/19/2007 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just fyi 100% of your payroll contributions go directly to the fund, which help a lot of officers. i know first hand because they gave my old partners family money to help tide them over till they could figure out what to do next at after they lost thier loved one.
cline and the two other paid members are paid directly from private corporation donations. not that without those high priced salaries more money could go to the officers in need.
all this info can be verified easily enough through the internet, so bash cline and anyone else you feel you need to, but don't call for no deductions to the fund because it is very helpful to those that need it, god bless and happy holidays.



You are nothing but a prick. Cline is a thief stealing under the good name of dead police officers. Less then one penny of the total funds are spent on the sooo called cause. Boys add girls give your money to to any other charity.

12/20/2007 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Keesing Bandit says---

"Charles Whitman was the wacko who climbed the University of Texas tower and killed all those people 40 years ago".

Yes, he was played by Kurt Russell in the TV movie. Ephram Zimbalist Jr. played the good guy police. Ned Beatty was in it also.

All Studley Men.

Now, kees me you fool!!!

12/20/2007 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO: 12/18 @ 11:46pm

I have difficulty understanding whatever you are trying to say but you should not say anything unkind of those who are very ill.

12/20/2007 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:08 AM

Who's "very ill"?

(a) P. Cline
(b) M. Rodriguez
(c) P. Zonis
(d) M. Hoke
(e) All of the above.
(f) None of the above.
(g) Notify the watch commander.

12/20/2007 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous old and gone said...

Lt.DeWitt had a few of her middle aged girlfriends at her house and there was a total of fifty seven dollars in the game. Please know of what you speak, and please stop criticizing everyone. I came through the academy in 1972 and what they taught was if you weren't there don't give opinions.Oh and by the way I didn't have a H.S. Diploma at the time and I was a Detective and a Sergeant. I just retired May 1st and I am saddened at what goes on with the young officers today.

12/20/2007 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Oh and by the way I didn't have a H.S. Diploma at the time and I was a Detective and a Sergeant."

No such Animal exists or ever existed on the CPD. You are either one or the other not both. I know you just want to appear doubly important, but after 18 plus years in the D-Unit the number of competent Sgt.'s I've seen I could count on one hand.
So spread your lies elsewhere pathetic one....

12/21/2007 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look closely at who the in-laws are......you'll see that the Outfit is still with us.

12/23/2007 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

merit promotees are nothing more than made-bosses who are controllable. there's no independant thinking. they just have the prerequisite skeleton in their closets.

12/23/2007 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous NUTI -65th said...

dear northside. you don't know the peska i know.

12/23/2007 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zonis was protected by the IAD?

If you call protection meaning an unfair investigation, detailed to callback while the investigation is being conducted, IAD recommending seperation, and the Police Board not agreeing but suspending Zonis for two years. That really sounds like protection!

Zonis has always blamed ADS Michael Hoke and no one else for the investigation.

12/23/2007 03:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
merit promotees are nothing more than made-bosses who are controllable. there's no independant thinking. they just have the prerequisite skeleton in their closets.

12/23/2007 12:34:00 AM

true!

12/24/2007 07:59:00 AM  

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