Friday, February 22, 2008

Resolution

We will make no judgments as the cop involved wanted this plea to go through:
  • Almost 40 years after a Chicago Police officer was shot, the accused gunman is expected to plead guilty Friday in a unique deal requiring him to pay $250,000 to a group for fallen officers and firefighters and agree to a sentence of 30 days in jail and two years of probation, sources said.

    On Feb. 7, Joseph Pannell, 58, returned to Chicago from his adopted home in Canada to face justice in the shooting of Officer Terrence Knox, who survived three 9mm bullet wounds in 1969. Pannell fled to Canada in the early 1970s to avoid prosecution. While in Canada, Pannell spent decades working as a research librarian.

    The deal would require Pannell to contribute $250,000 to the Hundred Club of Cook County, which provides for surviving spouses of cops, firefighters and paramedics who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Pannell's supporters are expected to help him foot part of the bill.

A unique solution we suppose. And as Officer Knox was the one going through the ordeal of being shot and recovering, anyone who has a beef with what he did should take it up with him. It's what HE wanted and in the end, his is the only voice that counts.

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103 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

WRONG: The mutt shot and tried to kill a police officer, one of US. To say that only the guy actually shot should have a say is total bullshit.

This guy should be tried for Attempted Muder of a Police Officer.

The victim, (the officer) in this case, suffered terribly. Maybe he's ready to forgive this low life rat but it's shouldn't be his decision alone.

This deal sickens me and the politically correct assholes who arranged it should be ashamed of themselves.

I wonder if shit for brains had shot a State's Attorney or hack polititian a scheme like this could have been worked out.

2/21/2008 11:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Officer knox acted very nobly by thinking of his fellow officers who are slain in the line of duty.

2/21/2008 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drew Peterson can not believe that his third wife's death was a homicide.

2/21/2008 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Knox is a good guy one time securitychief at Christ Hospital. I would like to see the money up front though. Does he have the money.

2/21/2008 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy paying money to a worthwhile organization will do more good than him rotting in prison at taxpayer expense.

No one has the right to second guess the PO involved and his decision.

2/22/2008 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Blue DeVille said...

There are times when monetary santions and punitive fines is the prudent alternative

2/22/2008 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If thats what PO Know wanted who are we to disagree.

2/22/2008 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whr is Joseph Pannell now?

2/22/2008 02:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

his call in my book. A policeman's policeman .

2/22/2008 02:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Common Sense said...

Hey, a guilty verdict, a quarter million dollars to a charity for fallen officers families... even if its only 30 days time and 2 years probation, if the guy can avoid getting locked up again in the next two years then who knows, maybe he has really made a change in his life. And think of all the families of fallen brethren that will be helped to. I would agree with those that would call for a stiffer penalty, but I dont see why anyone would have too many negative comments about this one.

2/22/2008 02:54:00 AM  
Blogger Jose said...

I ,for one, think that Officer Knox's wishes should be respected and admired. As much as we all wished for justice to be served, Officer Knox chose a solution which not only provided him with closure but also will provide assistance to future officers and their families who find themselves in similar situations. To Officer Knox, thank you.

2/22/2008 03:10:00 AM  
Anonymous shavedlongcock@yahoo.com said...

My only question is, where does a bust out like this guy who is on the run in Canada make $250,000.00? To pay the fine? Is this his money or gang money? I might flee to Canada if I can make enough money to live off of and have a spare $250,000.00 on the side.

Hell he was an illegal alien in Canada. What job did he have?


PS I would now file a civil suit against him since his plea can be used in the civil case and get some cash for myself for the suffering from the gun shot wounds!

2/22/2008 03:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC...

How about a topic about how low moral is and how it's getting lower.

Did you see the daily bulletin the other day where it said that any violation of the medical roll procedures may take the member off the pay roll.

And a warning about court...If an Officer writes a ticket to traffic court in his/her key for a mandatory court appearance and is not notified to appear...it is his/her responsibility to go anyway. Otherwise he/she will be deviated.

Yep... not notified but you still must go or be deviated. You must show the W/C the ticket and he will approve your slip. They are deviating for this believe it or not. One officer told me that he will never write a ticket again since he's getting a day off w/o pay. Can't blame him really.

I'll never write another mover the rest of my career.

Way to go Jody!!

2/22/2008 04:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

c'mon Joe, make him rot in hell! This was the victory we needed.

I compare this to the 1980 hockey team beating Russia. It was more than just a hockey game.

2/22/2008 04:50:00 AM  
Blogger Coldtype said...

"...as Officer Knox was the one going through the ordeal of being shot and recovering, anyone who has a beef with what he did should take it up with him. It's what HE wanted and in the end, his is the only voice that counts"
-SCC

I couldn't have said it any better.

2/22/2008 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC then why do you write it like your putting stink on it ?

2/22/2008 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.wttw.com/main.taf?p=28,1/

2/22/2008 06:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats is great that PO Knox wants to be a "bigger" person about this, but this is going to set a BAD precedence.
Especially in Crook county.

2/22/2008 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its been a long time and at least this mutt is paying a nice chunk of change to the 100 club

2/22/2008 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How bout paying that Copper another
$250,000 for pain & suffering!

2/22/2008 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Justice???

2/22/2008 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If that is the resolution that Officer Knox wanted, then Kudo's to him. His decision not only puts this entire incident behind him, but also rewards the lasting tribute to many of Officer Knox's fallen comrades....well done Officer Knox

2/22/2008 08:06:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

If this will bring closure to Terry Knox after nearly forty festering years, so be it.

Personally, I believe that piece of shit Pannell should be in Tamms until they carry him out in a box.

All the best, Terry!

2/22/2008 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked with this officer in Englewood after this happened and this is just like him to help others. A real Policeman. God bless Terry.

2/22/2008 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really think this is a crap deal. The offender should go to jail.

The offender bought his freedom. The criminal justice system should not be for sale.

2/22/2008 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's a very forgiving man.I admire him.

2/22/2008 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is his decision and God bless him! I hope you have a long and happy life Officer Knox!

2/22/2008 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, Officer Knox has gone through hell because of those three bullets. This selfless act should be national news, but we know that won't be the case. And, I wonder how much money "supporters" of a cop "killer" will actually come up with.
"Blessed are the Peace Keepers...for they are Sons of God"
Definately applies to Officer Knox.

2/22/2008 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good that the officer survives and very unique that he chose for the OFFENDER to not serve a long sentence in jail and waste taxpayers money, but to provide some assistance those police familes who have lost a loved one.

2/22/2008 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS WORKING NO CLOUT P.O. FROM EDISON PARK SAY:
I RESPECT OFFICER KNOX DECISION, GOD BLESS HIM HE IS AN AMERICAN HERO.

2/22/2008 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to agree with Mr. Knox.

In my heart, this prick Parnell should spend the rest of his life in prison.

But, it's even more a slap in the face to pay a 1/4 million to a police organization.

Mr. Knox, I support you, applaud you and thank god your alive to see your own justice served.

God Bless you!!!

2/22/2008 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO, what HE wanted is not the only part of this equation.

The offender shot a Chicago Police Officer. This crime effects all Chicago Police Officers and the penalty in this case does not fit the crime.

2/22/2008 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officer Knox is a true Christian in every respect. His example is to be followed and commended. I pray he lives a long life in peace and has many blessings. For myself, I hope Parnell goes back to Canada. They can have him.

2/22/2008 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His call, he is the one who had to go through that awful ordeal. im sure the time has healed some wounds but he is thinking of other officers by wanting a 250k contribution. i commend officer knox and God bless him and his family

2/22/2008 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I disagree. I understand he shot Officer Knox, I understand Officer Knox suffered the pain and thankfully recovered. I hope and prey no other Officer ever has to go through such and experience. However, the offender did not personally go after Officer Knox and shot him, he went after the uniform, the badge and everything they represent. He not only shot Officer Knox but he also shot the Chicago Police Department., and all the men and women of the Chicago Police Department. I have to say Knox should not have the only say in the punishment. What kind of message does this send to people? Here’s a military deserter, lawfully stopped and interviewed by the Police that makes a conscious decision to shot the Officer. 30 days in jail, I can only hope the Judge has more sense that the States Attorney and Mark Donahue, and rejects this plea deal I’m glad the offender has turned his life around, however it does not change what he did. This is just sending an other message that “hey do what you want, you won’t be held responsible.”

2/22/2008 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And a warning about court...If an Officer writes a ticket to traffic court in his/her key for a mandatory court appearance and is not notified to appear...it is his/her responsibility to go anyway. Otherwise he/she will be deviated.

Yep... not notified but you still must go or be deviated. You must show the W/C the ticket and he will approve your slip. They are deviating for this believe it or not. One officer told me that he will never write a ticket again since he's getting a day off w/o pay. Can't blame him really.

I'll never write another mover the rest of my career.
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Hey stupid, its been like that for awhile...way to pay attention!

2/22/2008 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Terry, If you think this will ease your conscience for being one of the biggests jagoffs the CPD has ever seen, well, I hope it works for you.

But he this offender shot a police officer and should not be able to buy the system off with a contribution to this noble fund.

2/22/2008 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officer Knox was shot when I was only 1 year old but I understand he was quite the officer. We must all respect the wishes of someone who has taken a bullet on the job. I patrol the District where officer Knox was shot and think about that time everytime I pass the actual location where it all took place. Yes it was a cowardly act for that shit head to shoot Officer Knox and then run to another country all in the name of his skin color. Maybe if he had decent parents, he would have led a responsible life instead of one of disrespect for the laws of this country and its people, no matter what they looked like.

2/22/2008 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I respect the officer but not this idea of justice. Next thing we will give MCC fines for shooting a uniformed police officer, attempt murder is just that plain and simple. My stomach has turned and really this kob has killed my spirit, no justice.

2/22/2008 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This piece of shit has supporters whiling to help him pay the fine? Why does that surprise me? There are always a few old hippies with ponytails who stink of patchouli who will back up the worst causes imaginable but won't give a penny or a seconds time to a worthy cause.

2/22/2008 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I respect the Officer's feelings, but theres more involved then just his feelings. Theres the fact that this individual tried to kill a police officer.
There should be no deal no matter how much money he wants to give.
If he could come up with 250 grand then he could pay for the first 15 years of his prison time.

2/22/2008 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Replace Officer Knox's name in this story and write in Mayor daley's.

Do you think for one minute that such a shameful deal would have been made?

This guy should be tried for attempted murder and let the chips fall where they may.

And as far as the $250,000 goes, if 10,000 members of CPD would join the 100 Club @ at the active officer's rate of $50 per year, that would be 500,000.

By the way, do YOU belong to the 100 club? I do. And if YOU don't, why not?

2/22/2008 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And a warning about court...If an Officer writes a ticket to traffic court in his/her key for a mandatory court appearance and is not notified to appear...it is his/her responsibility to go anyway. Otherwise he/she will be deviated.

Yep... not notified but you still must go or be deviated. You must show the W/C the ticket and he will approve your slip. They are deviating for this believe it or not. One officer told me that he will never write a ticket again since he's getting a day off w/o pay. Can't blame him really.

It's been that way for years moron..

2/22/2008 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO, what HE wanted is not the only part of this equation.

The offender shot a Chicago Police Officer. This crime effects all Chicago Police Officers and the penalty in this case does not fit the crime.

2/22/2008 09:03:00 AM

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I beg to differ with you, first - the incident happenned 40 years ago, what do you think a jury is gonna do with it today, especially in light of the way the public feels about the police?
Second, he signs the complaint, no one else. The victim is the ultimate decider in how the case goes.
Any lawyers out there willing to speculate the result of a jury trial? I can tell you it wouldn't include a $250,000.00 payment to anyone or anything...
Knox is the guy who sufferred, and I totally think he has a right to get the result he wants out of this. If anything, he is getting more than most crook county victims get via our stellar justice system.

2/22/2008 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The State of Illinois is the complainant in this and evey other criminal case in Illinois. Just what idiot in the State Attorneys Office came up with this agreement. Knox is doing the system an injustice to every other police officer by agreeing to this scam. This is not his final decesion to make, it had to be made by some numbskull in the SAO.

Richard Divine: this is why your "boy" Milan, lost in the election.

Maybe some day you will stand up and show some balls but sorry it's too late. Maybe Alvarez will show more balls than you ever did.

To the mutton head who thinks Knox is acting nobly, your are a liberal shithead goof. Knox is thinking of himself not fellow officers. Pannell should be tried and not allowed to pay his way out of an Agg. Batt. and Attempt Murder charges.

2/22/2008 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this happened because officer knox said ok. he was the one who got shot so if it is his wish to let this deal happen, so be it, 250 large also going to a great cause. this shitbird lived for the last 40 years looking over his shoulder. i say that they should also make the jag move back to canada for good.

2/22/2008 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't beleive some of he statements on this blog. This is the result of hiring all of you cafe latte drinking assholes. Why don't you bunch of faggot sob sisters have a fund raiser for the Pannell guy and give the money to fat Phil's orgainization.. You could all attend and have a fucking hug fest with the shithead.

2/22/2008 01:01:00 PM  
Blogger Dequiallo said...

Coldtype said...
"...as Officer Knox was the one going through the ordeal of being shot and recovering, anyone who has a beef with what he did should take it up with him. It's what HE wanted and in the end, his is the only voice that counts"
-SCC

I couldn't have said it any better.

2/22/2008 05:49:00 AM

Yeah, right. You are a complete and utter hypocrite. If he would have called for live in prison you wouldn't be agreeing. its only because it fits your world view.

2/22/2008 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, who in their right mind thinks that this guy even has
$250K to give to the 100 Club? Come on, get real.

2/22/2008 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And a warning about court...If an Officer writes a ticket to traffic court in his/her key for a mandatory court appearance and is not notified to appear...it is his/her responsibility to go anyway. Otherwise he/she will be deviated.

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Do you know what your doing out there? I have a court key schedule. DO you know how to use it? (this was taught by the academy and your FTO), I don't need a notification because I have a ticket book record in that I wrote a court apperance ticket.

2/22/2008 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The basic message sent here is this:

Shoot the police, nothing will happen to you.

Shoot the police, you can hide out in another country until the once criminals(Black Panther members) become polaticians and can help you get a great deal.

Shoot the police, and years down the road your a hero to these politicaly correct asshats.

It's not just this coppers call. It effects everyone of us down the road when someone takes a shot at us. The lawyers will eat this up. Do you really think any justice will come of this when they say "Look! such and such shot the police and got sentenced to this, lets do the same for theses guys."

2/22/2008 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is Officer Knox's decision and we should respect it. What if this mutt had gone to trial and was acquitted? It happened a few years ago in Philadelphia, where a former Black Panther was tried for the murder of a Philadelphia P.O. back in the 60's and walked. It is a difficult time for law enforcement. Due to the actions of some of us, (thanks Abbate and Finnigan) and the media views of us (shows like the Shield and other programs and movies that put us in a bad light do not help.) We do not have the respect of the community that we should have. (Don't worry, the pendulum will eventually swing back in our direction when things get bad enough). Considering the times that we live in, and the chance that this mutt might have walked, this might be the best possible deal. This is a sad commentary on our times but true.

2/22/2008 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

30 days.

30 Fu*king days for attempt murder of a police officer. What a joke. This makes me sick.

The real fu*k job is the 250 K is coming from donations this di*khead got from supporters and not one dime is coming out of his pocket.

Another reason why your ONLY concern regarding this job is:
1st and 16th and that's it, nothing more.

2/22/2008 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish my wife was this forgiving....and 30 pounds lighter

2/22/2008 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I support his decision in trying to help other officers in the same situation but couldn't this decision set a precident for letting cop killers go free?

2/22/2008 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"NO, what HE wanted is not the only part of this equation"


I think since P.O. was the victim-it is his say-and it's not like the guy's getting off scot free!


By your logic- if your teen age son stole your car for a joyride, you'd have to press charges-which would be ridiculous. Officer Knox has made peace with this, let him have his peace with out anyone second guessing or Monday morning quarterbacking.

2/22/2008 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont think the sentence fits the crime, but if the P.O is ok with it I am all for the 100 club getting some cash. I guess the piece of shit staying out of trouble for 30years was taken into consideration.

2/22/2008 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"SCC then why do you write it like your putting stink on it ?

2/22/2008 06:16:00 AM"

It's the anticipation of others 'putting stink on it' that may have given you that impression.

2/22/2008 04:28:00 PM  
Blogger Coldtype said...

"NO, what HE wanted is not the only part of this equation.

The offender shot a Chicago Police Officer. This crime effects all Chicago Police Officers and the penalty in this case does not fit the crime"

2/22/2008 09:03:00 AM

If the price of such an injury to myself was the contribution of several hundred thousand dollars to the 100 Club it would be well worth it.

As some the posts on this thread make clear, once again our lust for vengeance obscures what would actually serve the greater good.

2/22/2008 04:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"....but this is going to set a BAD precedence."

The interesting precedent being set here is the government, acting on behalf of the people, have taken the victim's desire and definition of justice and applied it to their own calculations as to the disposition of this case.

How often does that happen?

How often do those representing the victim of a criminal act actually value the victim's desire and definition of justice being served?

And how often does the system of justice behave as an autonomous machine, grinding both victims and offenders into a fine dust, at great expense to the taxpayers and society as a whole?

2/22/2008 04:36:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

Terry has been through hell & this has been going on since 1969.

I'm glad that this chapter has finally been closed for him.

However, I also think that all too often the importance and value of our police officers are sold out.

2/22/2008 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And a warning about court...If an Officer writes a ticket to traffic court in his/her key for a mandatory court appearance and is not notified to appear...it is his/her responsibility to go anyway. Otherwise he/she will be deviated.

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I like the notification system, but for many years we kept track of court dates ourselves, and I worked tact in a busy district, as well as patrol in that district. Never missed court, I don't think. How about some personal responsibility?

2/22/2008 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those crazy Canadians raised all that money for his legal defense fund.
Did you hear his crazy Canadian wife on TV today. I'd rather stay in jail.
Canadians==their beer sucks too.

2/22/2008 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one has the right to second guess the PO involved and his decision.

2/22/2008 12:08:00 AM **

I Commend the officers decision. This shows how unselfish this PO is by helping the families of fallen officers. I Agree that unless you were/are in his shoes, you have no business second guessing him!

2/22/2008 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I admire Mr. Knox's ability to forgive, and the idea of the donation is a great one.

However, it's a shame they didn't specify that the money ALL had to come from the scumbag who shot him, unlike the solicited donations that will make up the bulk of the payment (per the Tribune). I'd love to know what kind of an asshole gives money to an attempted cop killer to help pay for his punishment. Wait, no I wouldn't, I'd love to NEVER meet anyone like that.

2/22/2008 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officer Terry Knox is the "Real Police"!!!!

Thank-You for your unselfish gift to those who gave all Officer Knox.

Thank-You for contributing to the 100 Club and not the scam Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. You have given to a truly worthwhile and worthy organization.

2/22/2008 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officer Know is also a sharp cookie.


The $250,000 will go to the Hundred Club not in Fat Phil's pickets at the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.

2/22/2008 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I wish my wife was this forgiving....and 30 pounds lighter

2/22/2008 02:58:00 PM"


Only 30?

2/22/2008 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I support his decision in trying to help other officers in the same situation but couldn't this decision set a precident for letting cop killers go free?

2/22/2008 03:46:00 PM

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1. he didn't kill a cop, but he shot one.
2. I once arrested a guy who had previouslyshot a cop and he only did 18 months for it.... thankfully, I was able to send him back for a few more years...

2/22/2008 07:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not just this coppers call. It effects everyone of us down the road when someone takes a shot at us. The lawyers will eat this up. Do you really think any justice will come of this when they say "Look! such and such shot the police and got sentenced to this, lets do the same for theses guys."

2/22/2008 02:19:00 PM

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Yeah, when they come up with 250 g & 40 years of stayin out of trouble, for each case, then they can walk... NOT happenin.

2/22/2008 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The State of Illinois is the complainant in this and evey other criminal case in Illinois.
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This case, or any other case, is going nowhere in front of a jury without the victim.... I don't care if the SOI is the complainant.

2/22/2008 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember all ths hand wringing drivel the next time you work you ass off to arrest the bad guy and then the victim tells you he'd reather not prosecute.

2/22/2008 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not just establish a price list?

Murder?....500,000 gets you off
Kidnapping?350,000 gets you off
Rape? (chicago Style) $150.00

Sgt. Herman got TWENTY FIVE years for doing a crack whore ? REMEMBER?

THINK ITS BAD NOW, WAIT TILL THE COMMIE SOCIALIST PUNK OBAMA & CO. TAKE OVER.

2/22/2008 07:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He should have made it 1 million and the guy's right nut. The liberal hollywood bleeding hearts would cough up the money and the guy would be minus 1/2 of his manhood.

2/22/2008 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although I respect Officer Knox selflessness, this is not good for any future officers who may be injured in the line of duty by gun or any weapon. The mad did the crime and fled for 40 years....he needs to do more time and pay $.

2/22/2008 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was this the officer's actual decision or some bs that the defense attorney shoved down the officer's and asa's throat. I don't get it.

2/22/2008 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgt. Herman got TWENTY FIVE years for doing a crack whore ? REMEMBER?
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Not tht I think Herman is playing with a full deck, who would want to f#ck a crack-head whore, but what the f#ck, this guy gets 25 and the guy who shoots up a cop, flees for 40 years, basically gets away with it? I'd like to know want to know if Officer Knox really thinks and feels about this.

2/22/2008 08:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a few thoughts on this.

Officer Knox has lived with this for almost 40 years. So I respect his decision to end the matter once-and-for-all, by supporting the plea deal tendered to the offender.

My only gripe with it is a Military deserter/gang member who has eluded authorities for nearly 40 years ONLY gets 30 days in Jail for shooting a Police officer 3 times.

Yet a drunken copper (Abbate) throws a fury of punches while in a drunken haze, striking the victim maybe 3 times, causing no injuries what-so-ever! Justice in this case is swift, and last week at a 402 conference the State maintained that any plea agreement MUST include jail time!(If he goes to trial and gets convicted, he may get 25 years)

What-the-fuck! Can you say DOUBLE STANDARD!

If he(Abbate)gets anymore than 30 days in jail, we all better stand up and make some noise! I am not defending Abatte, but this is just plain WRONG!

Same thing with our "Fraternal brother" officer currently residing in IOWA department of corrections for a fistfight!

FOP you better be vocal about this crap and stand up for fairness!

I just received the City-wide team election letter in the mail. I plan on supporting you guys again, but get a new proof-reader or use spell check next time.In the January 07 accomplishments list, you guys misspelled offense, as offence.

I just wanted to be the first to bust your balls, I'm sure your opponents will get a chuckle from it!

How much did you spent on that mailing anyways? D'oh!

Good luck guys!

B.H.

2/22/2008 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have to have a spouse or a child/children you get support from the 100 club. If you are single they do not come out. So in reality not all of the police officers that are killed will benefit from this mutt.

2/22/2008 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the notification system, but for many years we kept track of court dates ourselves, and I worked tact in a busy district, as well as patrol in that district. Never missed court, I don't think. How about some personal responsibility?

2/22/2008 05:20:00 PM

Nothing wrong with personal responsibility, but we should either be notified for every appearance OR have to keep track ourselves. This half-assed notification system is, well, half-assed.

2/22/2008 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was the officer's call. OK.I respect that

30 days is 30 days. Some peole spend that in spring training or drug rehab.

For Pannell, he will now be free to go on talk shows, publish his poetry and gain publicity. They may make a made-for-TV movie for him. The money is not his, it is from Ben & Jerry's and friends of Mumia and Rubin "Hurricane" Carter.

He is now free to present himself as a former Black Panther (street cred) who attempted to kill a cop (more street cred) and ran across the border. He is now the new Jack Henry Abbbott. He said he was inspired by Obama. He will be out in time to campaign for Obama.

He is now an international celebrity.

Get it?

2/22/2008 10:17:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

SO 250 THOUSAND ALOT OF MONEY?

LET SEE HALF MY HOME IN AN EQUITY LOAN GETS THAT.

YOU HONESTLY THOUGHT THE OFFICER MADE THE CHOICE!

CAN YOU IMAGINE TRYING TO GET ALL THE OFFICERS AND WITNESSES FOR THIS CASE.

IT SHOWS THAT IN THE FUTURE IF YOU TAKE A FLESH WOUND OR STABBED THE BANGER WILL GET A FINE AND A FEW MONTHS IN COUNTY.

SOMETIMES IM AMAZED AT HOW WE THINK
250'000 AND ITS ALL GOOD. SOFT ASS PUPPY SHIT.

2/22/2008 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous The Truth said...

With all due respect to officer Knox, I think this sucks. It's called setting a precidence. Shithead shoots a cop, flees for years, countless hours are spent looking for the shithead, and in the end he winds up with a slap on the wrist and a monetary donation. (which by the way according to the times article sounds like the money is coming from some dumb ass Susan Sarandon type of liberal pieces of crap!)
This Shithead has made the justice system look like a laughing stock! Who ever heard of a payoff for something like this? Worse yet is the idea that this Shithead will write a book or something now and make ten times more than
$250k. Sorry again but I need to go puke!

2/22/2008 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you watch the video on the tribune website, knox doesn't seem very happy with the outcome. check it out. seems like this was 'the best' prosecutors could do. ?

2/22/2008 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...30 days in jail..."


Per Officer Knox's statement, the offender has spent 6+ years in various imprisonment custody's.

Not enough time for some, enough time for Officer Knox.

2/22/2008 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They invest that $$$ too, soundly. Not like the city. His whole point was, fuck this mutt. I'm taking his $$$. I'll help my bros and sis in blue. I LOVE THIS GUY!!!! Smartest thing I've ever seen anyone do! It probably KILLED that piece of shit to lose all that money. That cash will probably flip into half a mil before it's turn comes up.

2/23/2008 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A little off topic. If you are hurt by one of these shitheads........"When in Rome do as the Romans do"....sue their asses. I did and it was well worth it. Because there was no justice that came from 26th Cal.

2/23/2008 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Getting shot does NOT make one a hero. It's really unfortunate that this officer chose to utterly disregard his fellow officers welfare and toot his liberal horn. Anyone who knows him knows EXACTLY waht I mean. This shooter rat belongs in jail for 20/30 years and not 30 days. Officer, you are not a hero, just a another liberal mutt who cant wait to be on Oprah. Shame on you Terry. But in reality, it didn't surprise any of us that know you.

2/23/2008 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This liberal rat mother f'r would have loved to go to the joint! He would have been a hero. They would have made a fucking movie about him. Susan Sarandan would be on some lib cable TV show as we speak blowing her pipes about the injustice of it all. This dog is so pissed off right now that he is not with her. He feels like the victim of a ROBBERY!

2/23/2008 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So he does his 30 days and then won't pay. Then what. This low life lives in Canada. Try and collect. The criminal aspect will be gone. The 100 Club isnt going to sue for the money.

Terry, you were a doofus on the job and I see nothing has changed.

CYA on Oprah with all the rest of your liberal rat pals. Chump

2/23/2008 12:33:00 PM  
Blogger Coldtype said...

"Murder?....500,000 gets you off
Kidnapping?350,000 gets you off
Rape? (chicago Style) $150.00"

and,

"THINK ITS BAD NOW, WAIT TILL THE COMMIE SOCIALIST PUNK OBAMA & CO. TAKE OVER"
-2/22/2008 07:50:00 PM

What do any of these ravings have to do with officer Knox's decision?

2/23/2008 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can say what you want about this officer but he sounds like a big time liberal. You are not the only victim in this. The uniform represents something and this scumbag targeted the uniform not you. Maybe he can help that cop killer in Philladelphia buy his way out of jail next. Im sure one of those liberal scum celebrities could come up with any amount for him. This sends a bad message to criminals period. The only good thing is that he didnt give the money to the feed Phil memorial foundation.

2/23/2008 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the couple of mush-heads of previous blogs.

Yes, state of Illinois is the complainant, how long have you been on this job. This is the letter of the law. Cook County does not comply with the law. Maybe you should read the law before you pen your mouth.
Also to the one who compares having your kid go for a joy ride in your family sedan to shooting an on Duty P.O. three times. You too sir are an idiot.
The two of you must be part of the cafe-latte police generation.

2/23/2008 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take note that they also made a statement that HE WAS NOT A BLACK PANTHER. Ask Bobby Rush about that. I hope part of the deal is that he must go back to Canada and Stay there.

2/24/2008 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PREDICTION !!!! Knox will me hugging Oprah and crying with her within two weeks !

I see the bad guy credits his fellow leftist Obama with inspitiong him to admit his "partial" guilt.

Apparently the AFIS hit on his prints weren't really involved in his appearing in court.

2/24/2008 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In what had to be the hardest and most gut wrenching decision of our brother officers life, I think It's so great that, without (mostly with)question, so many of you (kinda sorta) had his back. Or not.

2/24/2008 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My life or my organs are not worth money

After this I told my wife verbatim(sp)," If I get murdered,have my guys find him and put him in hell."

If I hear another guy say ,"oh, what a christian." Well fuck you too.

Me and JC have an agreement and Im on the right side.

2/24/2008 04:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Susan Sarandan would be on some lib cable TV show as we speak blowing her pipes about the injustice of it all."

More like blowing his Pipe while her hubby that mushmind Tim Robbins films her. The embodiment of all things soft...

2/24/2008 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the notification system, but for many years we kept track of court dates ourselves, and I worked tact in a busy district, as well as patrol in that district. Never missed court, I don't think. How about some personal responsibility?

Whats the difference? These new kids claim they cant remember anything when they get called up to witness against the motorist anyways...Ive seen this happen at least two dozen or more times. I hope they can remember circumstances better when they make a felony arrest!

2/24/2008 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Memo to Terry - has old age gotten to you? Try to remember all of us who busted our asses back then to try to find the asshole who shot you. Send a check to the families of Jimmy Amendello who took a ten day susupension for tuning up a Panther to try and get info on the shooter. Send a check to the family of Pete Demaio who end up with a broken leg chasing a guy in this case and has walked with a limp since 1969.

It was you who was shot, I'll grant you that. But the uniform was the target not you.

This a-hole deserves time not sympathy. All this will serve is giving Barrack more attention as we hear the story time and time again how this person who attemted murder was moved by Barrack.

Makes me want to puke.

I'm not completely computer literate so I don't know how to put my name in as a poster.

This is Old Grey Guy from Florida who worked beat 501 on John Haberkorn's watch in the late sixties.

Terry wake up pal - it wasn't just you who was the victim.

2/24/2008 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.....not that it means much but the azzhole did not even apologize!

2/24/2008 04:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One could easily argue that the offender, fleeing to Canada and living there under an assumed name for the past 40 years, has already been under a sentence of sorts.
I'm sure both men are glad to have this behind them now.

2/24/2008 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How often does that happen? How often do those representing the victim of a criminal act actually value the victim's desire and definition of justice being served? And how often does the system of justice behave as an autonomous machine, grinding both victims and offenders into a fine dust, at great expense to the taxpayers and society as a whole?
2/22/2008 04:36:00 PM

What's the question again, windbag? Geeze...

2/25/2008 12:11:00 PM  

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