Tuesday, January 22, 2008

New Nickname

We've helped a few people get nicknames for which they've been suited:
  • "Mope-rah" Mitchell
  • "Dope-rah" Turner Trice
  • "The water carrier" Spielman
  • "Skeletor" Bonds and the Orange One
  • J-Fed
There are others. We've seen one recently in the comments about Frank Main that just might stick shortly. Here's another one:
  • Laura "the prostitute" Berman
Not that we'd ever accuse Ms. Berman of selling sex for money. How crude! We prefer the following definition:
  • One who sells one's abilities, talent, or name for an unworthy purpose.
If you caught Monday's column by Ms. Berman, you were treated to the following letter to J-Fed from a "lifestyles" columnist:
  • I am particularly excited by your promise to bring law enforcement to the law itself. During your Jan. 7 speech to the City Council, you stated: "I want to institute policies that help prevent misconduct in the department whenever and wherever it occurs and restore public faith and public trust."

    With this intent in mind, I would like to know if you will address one of the the most egregious issues of misconduct on the police force: officers who use their position of authority to force women to have sex with them.

    As I am sure you have heard by now, a recent study found that Chicago prostitutes perform 3 percent of their total sex acts on Chicago police officers in order to avoid arrest. This study, which was led by University of Chicago professor Steven D. Levitt and Columbia University professor Sudhir Venkatesh, found that prostitutes routinely perform "freebies" for Chicago police officers in exchange for their freedom.

Berman quotes a "study" that appears on the U of C website. The "study" itself is labeled as "extremely preliminary and incomplete" and the authors asked the findings not be published as it was still a work in progress. Yet Berman treats it as gospel. We would point out that Levitt's work "Freakonomics" ended up being corrected by the author after finding a coding error. Levitt's appeal that this not be quoted or published carries some hefty weight that Berman ignores completely.

Is anyone else disturbed that the "study" paid sex workers $150 a week? If the economic realities of prostitution are as stated in the "study," then the working girls might have a vested interest in keeping the money flowing. After all, it's easier to spout bullshit to a professor to keep the money flowing than to be turning tricks in an alley in Pullman.

That 3% number reeks of bullshit.

After all is said and done, if Ms. Berman doesn't like her new nickname, we have another standing by:
  • whore - A person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain.
But then, as a member of the Sun Times, we doubt she ever had any principles worth selling.

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42 Comments:

Anonymous HATER said...

DAMN WHERE ARE ALL THESES HOES OUT THEIR GIVING FREEBIES?

MY FTO DIDNT TEACH ME ABOUT THAT.

1/22/2008 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ms. Berman;
Maybe we can play the roll play sex game. I'll be the police and stop you and you offer me sex to let you go. I'll put the handcuffs on you and play I'm taking you in for trying to bribe me. That's the closest to real sex with the police you will ever get...

1/22/2008 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a whore. I guess her line of vibrators are not flying off the shelves so she has to make ends meet by publishing garbage on the soon dead - can't wait slum- times. Laura sweets stay buried deep inside that liberal shite university northwestern. Your are another reason I won't read the slumtimes I had the money to start a subscription for years. Now I tell my family and friends not to buy the slum times. 50 persons reached so far.

1/22/2008 12:47:00 AM  
Blogger papa smurf said...

ms. berman has been eating a new line of rice crispies cereal called prostituties-- it doesn't snap crackle and pop -- it lays there and goes bang bang bang.

1/22/2008 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well put!

1/22/2008 05:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pulitzer Prize Material!!!!!!

1/22/2008 05:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Univ of Chgo Study. Enough said. "Bullshit", as I coughed.

1/22/2008 05:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good article about LAPD officer terminated for doing his job.

Scroll down the page to column by Steve Lopez

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/

January 20, 2008

"Remember the televised chase that ended with a Los Angeles police officer beating a suspected car thief with a flashlight?

John Hatfield, who was fired by LAPD Chief Bill Bratton for using unnecessary force in that Compton beating, is on a sofa next to me and we're watching a video of the incident in the Monrovia home of a friend of his......"

1/22/2008 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Honest Questions said...

"Is anyone else disturbed that the "study" paid sex workers $150 a week?"

Is anyone else disturbed that the University of Chicago is a coconspirator in solicitation of prostitution?

The logic here is simple and undeniable.

In order to be employed as a participant in this University of Chicago 'study', and, thus, receive payment for their services, individuals must be working prostitutes.

In order for participants in this 'study' to remain participants, they must continue to be working prostitutes.

Ergo, the University of Chicago was paying individuals to remain working prostitutes, thus, the University of Chicago was soliciting prostituting activities.



"...found that prostitutes routinely perform "freebies" for Chicago police officers in exchange for their freedom."


If the individuals in question are receiving a benefit "...in exchange...." for the service they provide, how can this free market exchange be considered a 'freebie'?

Something of value to one party has been exchanged for something of value to another party, both parties being in agreement as to the bargain struck, and consummated, presumably to the satisfaction of both parties concerned.


The element of 'force' present in the agreement and exchange is no more, or less, than that experienced by any two parties negotiating a resolution to any given situation.

Witness a holder of stocks, facing the choice of either retaining ownership of said stock, despite it's value being, at a given point in time, less than the purchased cost, or the unpleasant option of selling at a loss.

The individuals faced with the options of either being arrested, for engaging in presently unlawful activities, or providing their chosen service, in exchange for not being arrested, is the epitome of a free market economy.


Does the University of Chicago not support the rights of free citizens to engage in a free market?

If they do support a free market economy, then they should be advocating for the legalizing of prostitution.

That would do more to remove the negotiating 'leverage', presumably possessed by the police side of the equation, that this 'study' purports to 'expose'.

Does the University of Chicago support the legalizing of prostitution?

1/22/2008 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous 44th warder said...

If the whore, I mean berman, could find ONE Policeman thats having sex
w/those awful tranny hookers we have in Lakeview(Belmont/Clark-Halsted); I will massage and bathe
the alderman for a month........

1/22/2008 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some professions put people at risk for asbestosis and black lung.

When she took that fork in the road to prostitutionism that girl should have realized that there would come a day when she would be doing things she wouldn't wanna do.

1/22/2008 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She must have been with "Old Joe"

1/22/2008 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Honest Abe said...

Dont be hatin on Skelator. She was hot when I dated her, before the Civil War.

1/22/2008 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Blue DeVille said...

The percentage is much higher at HEADquarters.

1/22/2008 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Marquette Dinosaur said...

In the day, I got sex 'cause the girls wanted some of this:}

1/22/2008 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you were a street walker offered $150 a week, you would tell them whatever they wanted to hear too.

1/22/2008 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT TIMES DO WE LIVE IN WHERE POLICE OFFICERS ARE EXPECTED TO PAY FOR SEX FROM STREET WHORES THAT IS JUST NONSENSE

1/22/2008 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The police is the enemy.

1/22/2008 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well put.....when I read that open ended letter of hers I laughed. The current climate of our media and the public and what they believe is so wrong its laughable.

Any officer has to be out of his mind to get any kind of sexual favor from a dirty disease ridden whore from the street.

1/22/2008 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3% yea ok! Where is mine? incomplete study by liberals at the bullshit university! the study is fictional maybe for a book? More and more lies and deception by that shit school!

1/22/2008 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

University of Chicago! HMM strangely thay also taught daleys kid patrick about how to use deception to get city plumbing contracts! : Hey dad i need 10 jobs 9 no show 1 no work" "Ok son here are many contracts keep it secret though"!

1/22/2008 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's Dr. Drew when we need him?!

1/22/2008 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If she's THAT WORRIED about her page 53 "spot" at the paper that she'd get down on her knees to write a column like that and desperately salivate all over a ridiculously obvious attempt at moistly ingratiating herself with female readership....Then the least she could do is get "on the track" and start paying "Daddy" aka Bishop Magic Don Juan or some other "grill" and ratty ponytail wearing mope wearing Chinchilla and be the filthy skank she IS.

1/22/2008 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous THE BLUE POET said...

Her name is actually SPERMAN goofballs write to her with thier sex problems, WTF
She is of the Doctor Phil school of medicine, she is not a medical doctor, you know the type who who work thier asses of for years, become bankrupt, and fight like dogs for thier very survival? They work 20 and 30 hour shifts, there the smartest ones in the room?, they dont judge people or deal in conjecture they go on to save lives (me several times) and improve the quality of life for people in trouble. Real doctors laugh at people such as her, quit calling yourself a doctor you assbag. Go back to advising empty headed housewives as to why the hubby cant get a chubby up for them. And by the way playdoc, they are called Sex Workers now, not prostitutes. Thank yoy, I feel better now. Honey, the headache is gone..........

1/22/2008 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the same ho that dresses to the nines and then objects when the construction workers on Michigan Ave. whistle at her.

1/22/2008 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laura the Ho-rah..it has a nice ring to it.

1/22/2008 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Dick Trickle said...

Rape ? nahhh.....theft of services ? Maybe !!!

Berman, you are a fucked up leftie idiot. Appealing to Jody won't save your beloved downtrodden crack-hoes. I offer you this in exchange for your great article - I will center your hookbeak in the middle of my puppie's cage so that he may shit upon your ugly mug.

Any copper that sticks his cock in them (or you) for that matter shouldn't have a job anyway.

Now, if you're talking about strongarming the girls at The Admiral, count me in !

1/22/2008 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that when Barack Obama is speaking to a white group he is Barack Obama, yet when he is speaking to a black group he becomes Barack Omama? Whats up with that News media.

1/22/2008 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Professor Plum said...

I've been doing a study too, at west side U.

I paid the hoes nothing and, every one of them told me,
you can't trust a hoe. They also told me, a hoe will steal you blind; piss on you then tell you it's raining.

Mrs. Spermman sounds like she was rejected by a copper at one time.

1/22/2008 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again please do not buy or read the Sun Times. They need to get the message from all Police Officers and their family/friends. We have CNN News, and other outlets to view the news.

1/22/2008 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at you dick. Then look at hoe. Reminds me of an old commercial, this is your brain, this is your brain on drugs. This also fits the idea of having sex with Ms. Berman.

1/22/2008 06:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This study could make a few exempts just a little nervous.... especially a certain southside exempt with a reputation for bring whores to parties. What do you think Jody would say?

1/22/2008 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You left out Mark Donahue......

FOP-ra

1/22/2008 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word is since dorothy tillman is unemployed she went back to her original profession..Yes she is truning tricks again on the street.. Just look for the big hat. Get in line cause preacher pfleger is her new pimp!

1/22/2008 08:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any good cop in this city could tell a "real" writer that whores are the very best snitches. Cops only use them on the QT though. They lie like rugs and "could steal the blue out of your eyes before you knew it was gone" as my first training officer told me.

1/22/2008 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only prostitute I'd pay for are the high price call girls on the mag mile in the penthouse suite. $500.00-$1,500 hr.

1/22/2008 08:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the "Pull-It-Zurr Prize Study" claiming all reporters are prostitutes of the Press!

The new breed of press are all media whores.

We don't find many Royko's left anymore (and maybe that's good).

This new press does not want to go out and do the legwork to find the true and correct story, they just phone around and take any crap they hear and type it up. Or they go to websites and copy the news (from SCC).

That's why 98% of the paper is car ads, etc. and 2% is stories you can get off the internet.

Mopra, you just plain suck!

Signed,

Freedom of the press

p.s. the papers are still good for cleaning your windows!

1/22/2008 09:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, FAT-ASS Ronnnie NASH, the convicted FELON EX - CPD CAPTAIN made em all look like amatuers, including HERMANN. Big, Fat, Blowhard P.O.S. And his kid is a jr. version of the old man...

1/22/2008 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous tired of it all said...

There's some idiot in every district!
How many times vice does a sting and grabs cops? But more regular guys!
How about a story on lawers representing hookers? I wonder whose getting fucked?
I can't seem to remember the name of that Doctor from Northwestern who I caught getting a blowjob from a pro on Carroll St on x-mas eve with the wrapped presents in the back seat.
TRUE STORY!
He also made it back to Northbrook in under an hour when his phone rang so I wouldn't tell his well you know. Merry X-mas DOC!
NO MORE BREAKS FOR ANY ONE!

1/22/2008 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tired of it all said...
There's some idiot in every district!
How many times vice does a sting and grabs cops? But more regular guys!
How about a story on lawers representing hookers? I wonder whose getting fucked?
I can't seem to remember the name of that Doctor from Northwestern who I caught getting a blowjob from a pro on Carroll St on x-mas eve with the wrapped presents in the back seat.
TRUE STORY!
He also made it back to Northbrook in under an hour when his phone rang so I wouldn't tell his well you know. Merry X-mas DOC!
NO MORE BREAKS FOR ANY ONE!

1/22/2008 09:37:00 PM

Ok ace how many times does vice grab regular cops? better yet jagoff how many times do vice clowns get bj's from hookers? How you like me now jagoff?

1/22/2008 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Kennel Man said...

"p.s. the papers are still good for cleaning your windows!"

Don't forget how useful they are when your bitch has had a litter of pups.

Both the Trib and Times are very absorbent.

1/23/2008 04:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hey, FAT-ASS Ronnnie NASH, the convicted FELON EX - CPD CAPTAIN made em all look like amatuers, including HERMANN. Big, Fat, Blowhard P.O.S. And his kid is a jr. version of the old man...

1/22/2008 09:09:00 PM

what about Trigg? He was with his g/f and tested positive for coke got back on cpd back pay and a big promotion, guess meeks still has power to scare little dick daley as usual!

1/23/2008 07:34:00 AM  

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