Thursday, December 13, 2007

State Corruption

We can hardly wait to hear these excuses:
  • Al Chaib owes the state $359,639 in unpaid business taxes that date back five years.

    But that hasn't kept the longtime associate of indicted ex-gubernatorial adviser Tony Rezko from being part of an exclusive Illinois Tollway deal, despite a law that bars tax deadbeats from getting state business, a Chicago Sun-Times investigation has found.

  • In September 2003, the governor gave Chaib's wife a part-time job in a state agency charged with collecting more than half of her husband's tax debt -- a decision a government watchdog said "does nothing but increase suspicion of how the Blagojevich administration does business."
Imagine that. People and companies in violation of the law continuing to get state contracts and state money. It'd be amazing if it didn't happen constantly.

And now, more whispers. Heard over beers in a bar, another current occupant of the governor's mansion may be indicted shortly (yes, we realize Blago doesn't actually use the governor's mansion - it's a figure of speech).

The to-be-indicted isn't Blago though. Hmmm.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Ron Opasinski.....help......contact me at firefighterjim6727@hotmail.com........THANKS

12/12/2007 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous shooter of the innocent said...

It's funny how the first thing the city investigates when an Officer applies for a position on this dept. is there indeptedness to the city. Are your bills paid up? Do you have any outstanding parking tickets? Water bills? Property tax? And the likes yet the Machine A-Holes who inflict these regulations are exempt from them?

Where do I sign up?

12/12/2007 11:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my God! They're indicting Blagojevich's 9-year old daughter? That's awful.

12/13/2007 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stroger's tax hike is dead.

Thats bad when you, as the Cook County President, cannot even get something passed in democratic Cook County.

Try working on something worthwhile.

Hump.

12/13/2007 02:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bernard Kelly from 002 should be fired for taking his bullshit story to the media. Shame on him for giving the media more ammunition in this day and age.

I am sure he has violated some sort of General Orders.

And explain to me how you being pulled over was racially motivated? 103/Elizabeth is ALL black!!

The race card doesn't work anymore, idiot. You aint getting paid fool!!

12/13/2007 02:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sure this Bernard Kelly has broken general orders in talking to the media during a pending investigation.

Anyone know which ones they are?

12/13/2007 02:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greetings SCC,

I hate to once again go off topic but..... Jody Weiss does not need to attend the CPD Academy. He will be an executive who will be setting policies and establishing a long range vision for the CPD. He has proven himself as an able law enforcement executive. A comparable analogy would be to compare the appointment of Colin Powell as the Secretary of State during the fisrt Bush Administration. General Powell was never a diplomat but the majority consensus is that he was a very respected and sagacious Secretary of State. The skills that he brought to the Department of State after being a career Army officer have been documented and praised. Time spent in the CPD Academy by SAC Weiss would be best spent trying to develop a plan of action that would save the department from falling into oversight by the federal government.

With recent events such as the conviction of Sgt. Hermann, SAC Weiss needs to immediately clean up the department, set a course for the next ten years, and regain the confidence of the public and members of the Department. Wasting time going into the CPD Academy for even a day would be a absurd for a law enforcement executive who has graduated from the FBI Academy as well as numerous executive level courses and seminars. His track record as a FEEB manager is quite impressive and cannot be matched by any serving CPD manager in terms of diversity of assignments, breadth, and scope of achievement. Believe me you guys/gals are getting a public sector executive who ranks right up there with Warren Buffet in terms of management skills and vision. His salary barely matches his worth and what he will do to revolutionize the department.

You can bet that with the appointment of SAC Weiss the department will emerge much stronger, more responsive to emerging crime trends, and respected as a world class law enforcement agency.

GOD Bless the CPD!

Former CPD 222 Driver / Working 1811 FED

12/13/2007 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Feds Probing Sharpton Finances
By Associated Press
6:59 AM CST, December 13, 2007
NEW YORK - Federal authorities subpoenaed financial records and employees in an apparent probe of the Rev. Al Sharpton's 2004 presidential bid, nonprofit civil rights group and for-profit businesses, newspapers reported Thursday.

As many as 10 Sharpton associates were subpoenaed Wednesday to testify before a federal grand jury in Brooklyn on Dec. 26, his lawyer told the Daily News.


( Wow, my christmas gift came early this year. je$$e you be next you piece of shit.)

12/13/2007 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Owsley might be living in one of the nice houses in 017 that he swindled away from the senior citizens he "befriended". Or he may be staying for a few years in the bigger gray house for doing it.

12/13/2007 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All this shit with Blago came out in public because of his little feud with his father-in-law Dick Mell, and Dick's wanting to shove a rod up Rod's butt. Now it looks like it's going to be Dick's DAUGHTER (Patti Mell-Blago) who goes to prison??!!!! BWAHAHAHAHAH!!!!

Way to go DICK!!!!

12/13/2007 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BREAKING NEWS!!! Teh Feds are investigating Al Not so Sharptons Business and Personal finances.. They are looking into his 2004 presidential campaing funds and all of his "so Called" business ventures.. Time to head to the "shit house" with OJ.. but then again you will calim it is all racially motivated.. Hey Feds, Can you also look into Jessie and his sons business/personal finances?? We are all curious as to how jessie jackass gets his money.. Look into how congressboy jackson was able to get the exclusive beer distributorship franchise for the north side of the city.. That is right all you cub fan's, every time you buy a Budweiser at wrigley..The money goes into congress boys pocket..

12/13/2007 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally will they get his wife? What about him? Just read the cover of todays times article about more blago related shit! Lets hope and pray they will get blago-stroger and the big tuna daley soon! Hey Rod you isolated your father-in-law dick mell from his daughter even though he got you elected, now your wife will sonn hopefully be indicted along with you and your criminal crew! Bye rod lets hope in the jail they will find someone to hold your brush like your sttae police detail is forced to do right asshole!

12/13/2007 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sharpton was raided by the Feebs!!!! What a glorious day!!!!

12/13/2007 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

funny thing in 003 last night. Plan was called for this girl being held by some guy (apparently). 2 hours of searching bogus addresses and bogus calls. no one ever bothered going over to the caller and seeing if it was legit. no real complainant. r/o's were forced to do a missing report, with no person reporting the person missing, no real age of victim, who victim was last seen with etc. Needless to say, they were told to do a missing for a kidnapping.

19b

12/13/2007 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no corruption in Chicago. and Mayor aba dee abadee ababadee Daley even abada says so.

12/13/2007 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can somebody let me know who works the park car 3rd watch in 23?
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They have been tryingto get rid of Boso for years. He as one friend who keeps defending him. He should have been fired years ago when he was psyched, but someone goofed on the paper work and they could not fire him.

A few guys with real muscle clout tried to get him dumped over the past few years. His friend, LT. MF aka the Nanny, fights to keep him on the car.

Boso is an embarassment, a tool, and a coward. He will not help any police officer, he will not respond to PO needs help or 10-1s, and he will not respond to any jon in the park that may involve any confrontation. It is time to stop protectingthis guy Marsha. It is time for you to dump him and replace him with a real cop.

12/13/2007 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hooray sharpton is gone bye asshole
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2007/12/13/2007-12-13_subpoenas_for_al_sharptons_aides.html

12/13/2007 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Report: Feds Probing Sharpton Finances



HA HA HA HA....oh wait this is Christmas time HO HO HO HO HO

12/13/2007 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bringing discredit upon the department is one that he violated.

12/13/2007 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Oh my God! They're indicting Blagojevich's 9-year old daughter? That's awful.

12/13/2007 01:12:00 AM
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Yup, She failed to disclose the free tickets she received to see Hannah Montanna.

12/13/2007 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CTA to walk off for one day "job action". We should do the same!

12/13/2007 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JUST LIKE CHICAGO, BUT AT STATE LEVEL. Unfucking believable!

12/13/2007 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I am sure this Bernard Kelly has broken general orders in talking to the media during a pending investigation.

Anyone know which ones they are?

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Doesnt matter. He's already playing the "Race Card" for his traffic stop, what makes you think they'll find anything wrong by going to the media?

I'd be curious as to why he got stopped in the first place. I bet he did what some low life coppers do when they break a traffic law, then while driving and refusing to pull over, stick their Star out the window as if to say "It's ok, I'm the Police".

I'm sure about 1 in 3000 coppers do this (and theyre assholes!), and expect the working copper to just drive off. FUCKING GOOF BALLS do they ever think about how many stars and shields are missing out there, and their driving in the first place?

12/13/2007 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't everyone find it amazing that were all taking cuts in profits when selling our homes & real estate in these times and Blago's wife is making record breaking profits on everything she's involved in!!!!
Like 025 Gallows used to say at roll call: "Yea this and wrestling,
its all legit"............

12/13/2007 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous I'm just a Company guy said...

I can't wait for New Years, TRU is going to be in full effect. Wolfpack missions, gun arrests, all of you bad guys in Area 2, 1 and 4 get ready for us cause here we come! I love this job and I love Targeted Response Unit! This is the best night of the year for the working P.O.

12/13/2007 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Study: Cook criminal justice system overwhelmed

By Michael Higgins | Tribune staff reporter
9:00 AM CST, December 13, 2007

Huge numbers of nonviolent drug offenders and mentally ill defendants have overwhelmed Cook County's criminal justice system, requiring new infusions of government spending to address the problem, a criminal justice advocacy group said in a report made public today.

Criminal court judges must grapple with excessive caseloads of more than 800 new cases a year, while public defenders can't turn down work no matter how busy they may be, the Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice said in the report.

"A system operating beyond capacity and without the tools it needs for rehabilitation and treatment has a profoundly devastating effect on our community, businesses, and families, while destroying lives in the process," Malcolm Rich, executive director of the group's Criminal Justice Project, said in a statement.

12/13/2007 03:00:00 PM  
Blogger sharky said...

Kelly broke several G.O.'s and S.O.'s---

#1. Talking to the media without permission. Special Order on that one, don't have the book in front of me.

#2. Not reporting the alleged incident right away. Happened at 0230, he didn't report anything until 1030 hours. Hmmmm.....

#3.Violation of any law or local ordinance, by committing battery to the PO's and resisting arrest. No matter how unlawful the arrest may be, you have no legal right to use force to defeat the arrest. Directly from ILCS, so three times on this one.

#4. Mattering on what the POD camera directly above him captured on its imaging, quite possibly false official reports (Rule 14 anyone) for claiming he didn't do anything to provoke the situation

#5. Bringing discredit on the department, for conducting the interview itself without clearing the contents through Media Affairs and/or the Superintendent's Office.


He has two fireable offenses in there, if they are pursued. Nobody knows how or to what extent the IPRA will take this, so check in again in 30-60 days.

12/13/2007 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats the whole story? If the cops stopped, then handcuffed him, after knowing he was a cop, over a traffic dispute...they are wrong. Who knows the real story before deciding that Kelly is wrong. I don't know any of them either. Just common sense.

12/13/2007 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like Ryan and Thompson before him didn't do the same and worse during their tenures.

Can you imagine what Judy the Witch would be up to, had she been elected governor?

12/13/2007 05:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kelly did many violations of general orders, dept rules and regs. The biggest violation is that he is trying to fuck over another officer for whatever bullshit reason.

I hope the officers in the deuce are silencing him.

It will be interesting to see how JP will handle this, this will set the tone of his administration.

Will he give Kelly punishment,,rule 2 comes to mind or will he kowtow to the Reverends, Moprah and Doprah?

12/13/2007 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im surprised, SCC, you havent posted anything on big Al getting investigated FINALLY! And how long before Jesse Jackass gets to meet a similar grand jury???

12/13/2007 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how Blago has refused Casino's his entire tenure until last week. Last week he, with no media, behind closed doors, inks a deal that gets Chicago at least one Casino and several other suburbs one, plus gives racetracks gambling machines.
Today, his Casino Czar was indicted? Nahhhh, no connection....

12/13/2007 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous just in it for the $$$ said...

I can't wait for New Years, TRU is going to be in full effect. Wolfpack missions, gun arrests, all of you bad guys in Area 2, 1 and 4 get ready for us cause here we come! I love this job and I love Targeted Response Unit! This is the best night of the year for the working P.O.

12/13/2007 02:40:00 PM

please stay away from 023 and the lake front you may wake me from my nap!

12/13/2007 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats the whole story? If the cops stopped, then handcuffed him, after knowing he was a cop, over a traffic dispute...they are wrong. Who knows the real story before deciding that Kelly is wrong. I don't know any of them either. Just common sense.

12/13/2007 03:40:00 PM

where do you come from? Angry combative asshole who claims to be the police? I would have cuffed him too. My safety first!

12/13/2007 11:14:00 PM  
Anonymous fillmoreranger said...

The bottom line is these days, it's gotta be cover your ass... on duty and ESPECIALLY off.

Put race aside for just a second. (I know it ultimately comes into play but hear me out). You get stopped for seemingly nothing, the college boy hair gel walks up to you, orders you out of the car and start rifling through your shit. You identify yourself as the police as soon as you get the chance and the 2 year veteran gets in your face.

Now youre not the average shit head, so it gets you a little hot. Now you get cuffed. Your job, your paycheck, your livelihood all cross your mind. And this ASSHAT has something up his sleeve...you dont really know what, but youre scared.

So once its said and done, you go home, and out of spite, think of what could cause hair gel the same grief you had to unjustly endure... In BK or KB or whoevers case it was the race card. I say GOOD! Pull out all the stops. Fuck him. Ive gotten CRs on coppers in the past, and I will probably in the future. Those who know me know I will ALWAYS win. So keep fuckin with people, hair gel, just know this... fuck with the bull, you get the horns!

12/13/2007 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous not a bosses kid said...

12/13/2007 11:21:00 PM

You sound like a real man. What's with all the hostility about hair gel and 2 year coppers?
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I worked midnights for a decade in a District with an active "night life."

Every off-duty P.O. I ever had contact with had been drinking and was acting like a fool, when the contact occurred.

I always handled it, and I never jammed-up any officer..meaning I handled it discretely.

I have also been stopped off-duty. Like I tell the rookies "Even if you got 30 years on the job and the guy stopping you is a PPO, you still defer to the working officer because your off-duty!"

To make a long story short..out of all the incidents involving ODPO's (at least 25)the biggest asshole was an under 5 year P.O. in a crowded restaurant acting like Dirty Harry, (talking shit and waving the gun around) after a disturbance with other diners.

The Sgt with 30+ years, told the nitwit to leave-the-scene after verifying he was a P.O. (this was outside in the parking lot)and the goof wanted to argue and defend his "drunken logic" to all the on-duty officers.

A few years later I'm in court(sitting in an unused jury room) and this dick is at the table telling all the P.O.s how he was "treated like a criminal and how all the midnight cops in (01x)are assholes." He left out quite a few details however, portraying himself as the victim.(he was an m/4)

On duty cops were all genders and races that night.

WE ALL SAVED HIS ASS THAT NIGHT. Ungrateful prick!

He didn't recognize me as being there. As I was leaving I said, "If you were treated as a criminal that night, you'd have a CB# and be working at Jewel in the produce aisle, and not the police!"

A citizen in the restaurant who witnessed everything got a CR # after bitching "oh because he's a cop your letting him go?" and mentioned telling her friend Walter Jacobsen about it!

EPILOGUE:

Several stand-up officers "took time" for helping this asshole ODPO out and they didn't know him from Adam!

The asshole in question has since used his clout to go to several specialized units. Also has since been meritoriously promoted twice!

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The problem is sometimes ODPO's act like babies because their feeling's or ego's got hurt!Plus,alcohol is usually involved.

There was a video about 5 years ago on the Florida turnpike where a White Florida State Trooper pulled over a black Captain from a Metro department. It turned ugly real quick. The Captain didn't comply with any directives and was insulting and demeaning to the on-duty trooper because he outranked him and had decades on him. He actually began to fight with him.(needless to say he was arrested and fired)

The dash cam captured it all!

Hopefully the camera at 102nd and Elizabeth captured the "real story" of that incident in 022.

Can on-duty officer's be complete assholes? Absolutely. We all have bad days.

Can off-duty officer's be assholes? Almost always!

Be careful and stay safe AND LET's TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER. Quit with the hating!

12/14/2007 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those who know me know I will ALWAYS win. So keep fuckin with people, hair gel, just know this... fuck with the bull, you get the horns!

12/13/2007 11:21:00 PM

You are a pussy ,and I'd like to kick your ass. You cant get a number if your in a fucking coma. Think about that tough guy. My "horns", are an aluminum baseball bat.

12/14/2007 02:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/14/2007 01:11:00 AM

True have been involved with many off duty drunken officers same shit! If your off duty and drunk please stop being jagoffs! Be like leo commander of 008 who ran out of jefferson tap while the others got into deep shit!

12/14/2007 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I've gotten CRs on coppers in the past and probably will in the future"

Suck my ass.

We don't need garbage like you on this job.

12/14/2007 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Websters 20th century dictionary:

State Corruption:Illinois,Cook County,City of Chicago.

12/14/2007 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what goes around, comes around. if you get dumped, you must be an asshole. think about it, silence is golden guys. remember it. that will never get you dumped, fired or indicted.
p.s. always keep your opinions of someone to yourself, the only person you hurt in the long run is yourself.

12/14/2007 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is sad to see that many of the"connected" seem to think it is OK to get their friends and family into city, county , state jobs, with job - rigging , fixing promotional exams, all around corruption, such as the Daley family is known for. This is the way it is all you clout-babies, in my opinion you are entitled to NOTHING just because of who mommy/daddy/relatives know , in a job that is funded with the taxpayers dollars. THEY, the taxpayers, are the ones entiled to the best Police, Fire, City Services that they pay for, meaning the best people with proven records, high test scores, minimum time off on the medical are the ones who should be first up, NOT YOU ! It's OK if mommy or daddy, or Uncle owns a private business and he or she does that nepotism stuff, but all you politicians and big bosses do NOT OWN the Chicago PD, FD, or anything else paid for with public money. It's time for Federal intervention, and demotions of all the "I got my job/supervisory position, from clout" personnel to go. This is not the 1960's or 70's. If you want to rig everything to take care of your family and friends, buy a fuckin business of your own, and do it there. The old, " If you can't take care of your family and friends mentality does not belong on any job paid for by the Taxpayers. Hopefully the "G" will launch all your incompetent, clout-and-flea infested asses, the sooner the better. You people are disgusting, and you know who you are.

12/15/2007 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Fed dickhead who could not hack it on Bt. 222, if Weis wants to be sworn, he has to qualify for it under state law, and attending an academy is one way to do that, but I guess your "superior mind" doesn't understand state law. Its good to see the Feds have "merit" promotions too. Go find another blog on which to try and impress people, nobody here cares.

12/16/2007 02:24:00 PM  

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