Monday, March 31, 2008

Backhanded Compliment

Higgins in the Sunday Sun Times:

Seems the "J-Fed" moniker is now accepted practice at the Sun Times. Nice to see we helped start a trend.

And of course, the typical media slander regarding overweight cops. On the whole, we've noticed that CPD doesn't seem out of line with the general population in terms of body types. What seems to convey a sense of "overweight" is the bulletproof vests, the tons of crap carried in vest pockets, a 25 pound duty belt that pulls already shapeless polyester into a saggy mess and people using the cargo pants pockets for anything that doesn't fit in the vest.

Are we (and our readers) the only ones starting to feel this so called "fitness" spiel as a piss-poor distraction to the real problems of rampant cronyism, political favoritism and general all around unprofessionalism in the face of rising crime rates and a death spiral for morale?

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267 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So anyone know anything about SGT'S? Whens the Next Class How many?

3/30/2008 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is it me or does that cartoon look like harley schenker

3/30/2008 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IS THAT A PICTURE OF J-FED DEMOTING James Carroll????

Sure looks like it!

Carroll looks like he lost a few pounds!

3/30/2008 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous als, we do look! said...

As a female cop, I noticed that they didn't give J-Fed any bootie and no visible crotch bulge?

Hmmmmmm are they secretly trying to tell us something?

I guess its true about what they say about men who work out to compensate for other things!

3/30/2008 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I rather have the big guy on the right at my 10-1! Anyday!

3/30/2008 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous 051 fighting cop said...

Looks like a picture of Donnie telling Jimmy ITS OVER!

3/30/2008 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like how the two major newspaper always make the bad cop white! I guess there is no overwight minorities on this job!

3/30/2008 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC - How about we run a new contest.

WHAT'S THE BEST CAPTION FOR THIS CARTOON?

Come on! Sounds like fun!


PS I am still waiting for my prize on the last contest you ran.

3/30/2008 10:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't they feed Feds?

3/30/2008 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Glad Jackie Gleason and Art Carney are now Chicago Police Officers!

3/30/2008 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vegas Boxing Odds

J-Fed: 33 to 1

Big Heavy Wagon Man: Even Money

Care to take it ouside?

3/30/2008 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where does J-Fed buy his uniforms?

Kids R Us?

3/30/2008 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A rat is always smaller than a bear! Take that to the bank!

3/30/2008 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you all realize the 1.1% offer from the city is to fuck us out of retro pay. They will probably bend on year 3 4 5 but year 1 I guarantee will not bend get ready for nothing in the way of retro... and thanks, FOP for giving the arbitrator a way to rule in favor of the city by asking 4% for first year and 5% the rest NICE GOING!! our own union fucked us out of a nice retro fuck this place

3/30/2008 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let it be known, we only get a half hour for lunch, and no time to get to our lunch location.

We get to our lunch location, and it's usually a crappy fastfood dive (unless you're on a tact team or in a specialized unit). So, we order our food. And by the time it comes, 15 minutes have gone by, and after scoffing the food down we're clear, and the dispatcher is hammering you.

How the fuck do you expect us to stay in shape on this job, when, if we're lucky to get a lunch, and if we're not bringing our lunch; eating healthy is not an option on this job most of the time.

3/30/2008 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous RETIRED said...

Thats right, left a few years ago!
Had tons of back problems on & off
the last 10 years. Ya hit it right on the head SCC with the gun belt.
Since Ive retired, my back problems
quit. At 50+ years Im back to squating/deadlifting(nothing too heavy).
To the asshole media making fun of our bodies: try carrying that gunbelt and getting in & out of a squad car, then getting in a chase
w/o a warmup(for 20+ years)and see what happens to your ballet bodies.
In your next life, try getting a real job like being the big-city
Police instead of a parasite sucking on the wounds of society,
you whores.................

3/30/2008 11:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - another 018th district PO stripped for using a credit card other than issued to him...Uh Oh!!

3/30/2008 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last I saw there was one giagantic sergeant in 024 on 3rd watch.
I mean huge!
Can't tell how big he's always behind the desk.

3/30/2008 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Naryan eye wa sraised or a breath was heard regarding our "weighty" issues w/ the previous Superintendent.

This is classic slanderous non-sense brought by the runt& his cronies during Contract time.

Keep this in mind, god forbid @ the next Line of Duty Funeral when the blubbering fool gets misty eyed...

3/30/2008 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't get it. Is the guy on the right Daley??

3/30/2008 11:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eat at Harold's!!!! Chicken is healthy. And I own stock.
Rev. Rockbottom

3/31/2008 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fireman seem to keep themselves in shape much better than police officers. Maybe there is truth to the saying that when God needed to make 'Hero's' he made Fireman! God Bless the CFD.

3/31/2008 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why did the Scum Times draw a cartoon of J Fed demoting Carroll? This Carroll thing has got to stop!

3/31/2008 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-FED AND PHIL CLINE?

3/31/2008 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Supt Weiss, SCC, Our clergy and reverands, all my fellow officers:
Blame for the rampant crime in Chicago does NOT stand with us!
We do our jobs every day and arrest criminals. You break the law, we arrest you!
**********************************
ASK WHY TO YOUR PROSECUTORS AND JUDGES!!! NOT US!!!
STATES ATTORNEYS FOR COOK COUNTY DO NOT PROSECUTE CRIMINALS!
JUDGES OF COOK COUNTY DO NOT SENTENCE CRIMINALS TO JAIL!
***********************************
Over 20 CPS students are DEAD! How many prosecutions when the offender is found?
How many incarcerations by the JUDGES?
What message is sent to our community?
We have CAPS, every day we are in the community, working.
Prosecutors have felony review to decline charges and to keep up stats on success! NO WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH PEOPLE!
Judges have discretion, oh it's only the 2 or 3rd time caught with a GUN (boot camp, or probation) then they get another ILLEGAL NON REGISTERED GUN AND KILL!
IT IS NOT THE POLICE DEPT.,
IT IS THE FAULT OF PROSECUTORS AND JUDGES CREATING A SYSTEM WHERE CRIME PAYS AND THERE IS NO PUNISHMENT!!!
Now tribune or sun times priont an article on the TRUTH!@!!

3/31/2008 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not fat, I'm big boned.
I heard that the way the economy is going, they're going to start cutting back on gravity. Gravity is such a waste of energy. It's always on and my toes were getting tired of gripping the ground trying to keep myself from floating off somewhere. So in order to reduce the amount of energy I'm wasting, I've beaten them to the punch. I put on a little extra lbs. I also heard the same group bitching about the environment have noticed the atmospheric pressure is too much. So now my internal body pressure has exceeded the 14 pounds per square inch by approximately 14.385900 pounds p.s.i. just to piss them off. Which also explains my slight gerth.

Therefore; you may think I'm fat but really, I'm prepared for the gravitational and pressure changes. I'll reduce my internal pounds p.s.i. when the atmosphere changes.

Pull my finger :)

3/31/2008 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic Scc...

But i hope that no officer violates a citizen's constitutional rights anymore.

In 1992, the City of Chicago adopted an anti-loitering law. The law, which defined loitering as "remain(ing) in any one place with no apparent purpose". It was struck down by the Supreme Court of the United States.

In 2000, the city adopted a revised version. Loitering was then defined as "remaining in any one place under circumstances that would warrant a reasonable person to believe that the purpose or effect of that behavior is to enable a criminal street gang to establish control over identifiable areas, to intimidate others from entering those areas, or to conceal illegal activities"

So all of those contact cards and arrests that state, "offender was observed loitering in an area known for high narcotics area" is illegal. The officer needs to prove that a known gang member is establishing control over his turf, or intimidating others from entering his turf, or concealing other illegal activities.

So per the Supreme Court, an officer can't detain someone from standing in an area known for high narcotic sales unless he can articulate any of the above three points.

I personally won't use "loitering" in another arrest report or contact card ever again unless I can articulate any of the three points.

Why bother getting sued when the city will hang us out to dry?

3/31/2008 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck you higgins get your own material...and fuck J-Fraud you hack punk bitch mother fucker

3/31/2008 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like Ron Tomma-Bunns from 011 has a lawsuit!!! How dare the Scum-Times use his likeness in a caricature to depict overweight coppers!!??!!??

3/31/2008 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

j-fed looks like a evil demon! scary!!!!!

3/31/2008 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

I recently was conversing with a friend of mine that works on the northside and have come to the conclusion that many northside cops cannot relate to what actually goes on down on the south side. Now i'm not talking down about them, or talking about the guys that did their time down there then transferred up. I'm talking about the guy that went straight out of the academy to a district filled with people that actually respect the police, know how to act in a civilized manner and for the most part are decent people. I really think they have NO clue what it's like to go into these domestics, or shooting/stabbing scenes and try to reason with these people that seem like should all be caged.

As i was explaining my day, which to me seemed very average, he couldn't believe: 1st) the amount of calls i answered in the one day and 2nd) the severity of the calls and situations. He related that i must be nuts to stay down there, and the more and more i think about it, I am.
The extra 15-20 min drive is starting to sound like a pleasure when the end result is not having to deal with wild beasts running amuck on the southside streets. Although i still have fun down there and i really love the group of people i work with, i've got to start thinking if the stress and general annoyance is worth it.
Any input from northside cops? Especially ones that were south and transferred up?

3/31/2008 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Marquette Dino said...

Bullshit brothers.
If we LOOK professional, we will feel professional.
And when we feel professional we may act and work as professionals. And then as professionals; we will have earned the respect that has eluded our profession for the last 20 years. Peace out!

3/31/2008 01:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Gale st. veteran said...

Anonymous said...
Why is a certain Captain.....from 016,midnights sooooooo scared?? This man is the most unfriendly person I have ever seen....from what everyone says...they are miserable working for him...he berates every police officer he comes in contact with. The man is just a jagoff and has ruined the morale of the entire watch....The men/women of the watch dont look forward to comming to work for fear that he is going to fuck with them for no reason....I understand that he is a transplant from the South side? Maybe he needs to go back there and have a reality check...

3/30/2008 07:21:00 PM
Does his name happen to be Ed Lenti, the dago turned hispanic wanna be? Poleaeeeze!(rhymes with sleaze)

3/31/2008 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Airport (cross-eyed) Alice said...

I for one had never had to deal with Carroll. But shut up already about it! He's gone and you don't have to worry about him anymore. Your like a child, and a kid took your marbles. Go sit in the corner and find that happy place. But for the rest of us, let it go.

3/30/2008 11:20:00 AM

"I for one" you sound like a substitute teacher or a lonely handjobber. Your choice Boffo.

You say "he is gone"...where Linda? Are you housing this prick?

If we don't have to worry about him; then I guess Jim Molloy has put him up in his florida condo.

"Let it go" says the Donald.
Yup! Just like he let you go drink and drive his city car. Wake up hic-ups.
You were all his fools and tools!
[kennedy is sweating it!]

3/31/2008 02:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have learned to yell at people on the street instead of talking softly because i can burn more calories that way. i also run instead of walk when writing movers and parkers. i also have been rolling the window down more often and giving people the finger because it's good exercise. when is j-fed and brust going to get a car and show us the way. core values dude, you have to lead by example. how about a few 2025's or a few 143a's-- start off slow and work up to a few 0110's.

3/31/2008 02:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ithink JFED in on the right track.
New uniforms. Get in shape. New SUV'S and handguns.
We will all look good for the cameras, standing around the crime scenes on the news.
I guess crime will clear itself,
Maybe he will address this in the future.

3/31/2008 02:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DEAR MR. WEIS.....
CPD is not FBI.
You have no idea what policing is.
Please do us all a favor and find another job.
Thank you.

3/31/2008 03:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That cartoon is a slap to my face as a police officer, I don't even look like that. No wonder kids are getting shot at left and right here in city.

3/31/2008 03:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would they care if a cop is overweight or not, they don't want us to be the police so whats the big deal!!!!!!!!!

3/31/2008 04:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, does anyone remember when you could get a hot lunch at the academy. They stopped that and have new guys go out & get fast food. Now they are trying to slim us down in time for the "O". Maybe some of us will fail this "F" test to get more time to work out and not be on the streets. This one-on-one time sounds good, I think it will always take me two times to pass the "F" test. How about we all get a cap guns as are duty weapons. Because I feel like I'm in a crazy movie that has no signs of ending. Hey why does "J" fed have a contract & not us. Oh we are only the workers, My bad.

3/31/2008 04:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true that merit Sgt. Kapa
(004) thought he was being a 'tough guy' threatening to not approve an arrest report/inventory unless the P.O. bought a candybar ?

Lol! I saw that geek in person 004 recently and had to hold back my laughter! What a tub-o-lard!

Sgt, maybe you should shave the goatee and polish your filthy boots before your cowardly ass demands anything from working P.O.s

3/31/2008 04:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT. The body of a US army soldier, Matt Maupin, was found in Iraq. He had been executed by the terrorists fighting our military. Matt Maupin was a 20-year-old private first class when he was captured April 9, 2004, after his fuel convoy, part of the Bartonville, IL.-based 724th Transportation Company, was ambushed west of Baghdad. There was a video on the internet showing his execution about a year ago, yet no one seemed to get too excited about what these savages did to him. He has to be about the 25th soldier slaughtered by those motherfuckers. Yet, our no balls senator from IL, Dick Durbin, the Turban, only seems to be concerned about the treatment of the terrorists at Gitmo. This pond scum is a traitor to every soldier serving in the Iraq/Afghanistan theater. He's called our brave men and women risking their lives in a combat zone Nazi's, and worse. Let's pay this asshole back when he runs for re-election!!! And the horse you rode in on, Turban Lover.

3/31/2008 04:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The relationship with Jfed and Cpd, is almost like battered wife syndrome.
Jfed , " You're FAT! Slob ! Go workout loser,,, you can't do anything right looking like that.."
After 6 months of mental and emotional abuse, plummeting moral and self esteem. The beatings start. Sure it's just a smack or two here and there.
Jfed , " I'm sorry but you don't understand... I love you. It's for your own good.. I can show you how to be the police..... SMACK! Bitch where's your SUV?
WHAP THUMP I told you once!! I'll tell you twice..you need to look cool to be the police! Ho go get your botox and tummy tuck NOW!

3/31/2008 05:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about posting some pictures of reporters. I'm sure they're not all in the best of shape.
For every insult hurled at us, there should be a counter punch thrown back at them. Drinking after work? I can think of a few reporters that have caught DUIs. Drugs, sex scandals, arrests, abuse of parking while reporting...they have done it all. Now that we have a bit of a voice here on the SCC blog, why not use it to our advantage? The public reads this, so why not show them who is reporting the news to them? They started this, so lets give them a bit of a taste of their own medicine. Just an idea from a "dumb cop" who is sick of getting dumped on.
We have children that we have to explain these things to. I'm getting tired of the crap. No one in this city is an angel. Least of all a bunch of left wing prick reporters who love dumping on us at every chance they get. I would submit that your average cop leads a much cleaner and more honorable life than your average reporter does.

3/31/2008 06:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"On the whole, we've noticed that CPD doesn't seem out of line with the general population in terms of body types."
Is the "general population" called upon to chase people and use physical force to subdue them?

If the public "hates cops" as much as is claimed here, who do you think is going to help you when you have a heart attack and collapse in the street because you're built like Rosie O'Donnell?

Try to think above the level of Dick Daley.

3/31/2008 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doty had the refrigerator removed, that was paid for by the 3 desk crews, people used to actually bring brown bag lunches, that for the most part were actually healthier than buying fast food crap. 006 had a Biggest Loser contest in the past and has one going on right now. The rules and win categories are much better this second time. I don't advocate forced weight loss, but if you look at the money you can save by bringing a lunch, $ becomes my incentive.

3/31/2008 06:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And before anyone tells me about the refrigerator available on the second floor, in the vendeteria, in 006, remember, the police don't (or should not) trust leaving food unwatched (even if only the police, supposedly have access).

3/31/2008 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NEXT THING....A KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR!

Several Officers report getting a letter from a "Lt. Tim Smith" regarding their "Non Duty Weapons."

Richie, and the infamous gun teams want to know about our shotguns and rifles, our antiques and war trophies. Maybe they want to get you on a rule 14 violation.

Several officers tried to find a "Firearms Disposition Report" in the station or on-line. If I keep my shotgun at my summer home in Indiana or at my brother's place out-of-town, I'll be damn if I'll pay Richie's anti-gun tax.

First comes registration, then comes confiscation. I can't wait until the Supreme Court rules on the Washington D.C. anti-gun case.

The 2nd Amendment insures the freedom of all Americans.

Is "Lt. Tim Smith" a real person, or a made up name because if we have gun teams knocking on our door "he" will get sued for violation of rights. Can FOP advise us what to do if we do have guns out of town, and the gun teams come-a-knocking.

3/31/2008 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Flush this place!! Tha last thing anyone wants to do here is police work and you can thank Daley and his clout bosses for that.

3/31/2008 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

20 murdered high school students in Shitcago as of today.WHAT WILL THE COUNT BE BY 2016....

3/31/2008 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"give me a couple of tough Irish coppers, with cigars in their mouth and F$$K the FBI. You know how you wind up on the FBI's 10 most wanted list? If they know where you are,and they know you are going to be there"
FROM DAVID MAMET'S 'Homicide'

3/31/2008 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have no idea what policing is.
Please do us all a favor and find another job.
Thank you.

3/31/2008 03:00:00 AM

Neither do you. Please do yourself a favor and find another job.

3/31/2008 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eric Zorn doesn't seem to have any sympathy for us:

http://blogs.chicagotribune.com/news_columnists_ezorn/2008/03/are-you-fit-eno.html#comments

"Brown bag lunches can be really healthy (lots of journalists carry `em!) and if you're on the job 40 hours a week, and sleeping 60 hours a week, there's 68 hours a week to get in enough exercise to pass these not-very-stringent standards. "

3/31/2008 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That big fella on the right, that is a old school copper who knows how to handle just about anything that comes his way. That is the guy I would want backing me up not the roided out goof to the left.

3/31/2008 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the PO that was asking about moving from the South side dist. to a Northside. Do it. U have done your time in hell, u are welcome up in heaven. If you do it soon you will make it in time for the beautiful summer on the North side.

3/31/2008 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bullshit brothers.
If we LOOK professional, we will feel professional.
And when we feel professional we may act and work as professionals. And then as professionals; we will have earned the respect that has eluded our profession for the last 20 years. Peace out!

3/31/2008 01:50:00 AM
It is much better to look professional then to fell professional
Frenando LAMAS

3/31/2008 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I WONDER HOW MANY FATASSES WORK AT THE SUN-TIMES?!

3/31/2008 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REST IN PEACE, MATT MAUPIN ~ GOD BLESS YOU & YOUR FAMILY, YOUR IN MY PRAYERS.

3/31/2008 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 1204, take your BS elsewhere, firemen have nothing but time to cook and work out, not to mention days off constantly.

3/31/2008 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have told my kids that those that can, do. Those that can't, teach. And those that can't do either become critics (in this case read reporters). If the shoe fits J-Fed wear it.

3/31/2008 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who Cares?Get in shape for yourself, not this city. They do not want police anymore. So stay in shape so we can all retire and use the pension we probably won't have. NO MORE WORK.

3/31/2008 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-fed was at a scene on Roosevelt Ave. He was seen by many police officers falling asleep (it was past 12:00AM), get used to it J-Fed its going to be a long summer.

3/31/2008 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That can't be J-Fed....he's way too tall...unless the guy next to him is the midget playing dress-up

3/31/2008 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another flamin hot fanatic dead in 007 last nite.

3/31/2008 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Jon Burge Fan Club said...

Anonymous said...
Fireman seem to keep themselves in shape much better than police officers. Maybe there is truth to the saying that when God needed to make 'Hero's' he made Fireman! God Bless the CFD.

3/31/2008 12:04:00 AM
And the city gave them big boots to steal with.

3/31/2008 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

("I recently was conversing with a friend of mine that works on the northside and have come to the conclusion that many northside cops cannot relate to what actually goes on down on the south side etc...")

I agree, we southside real police should make 50% more in salary.

3/31/2008 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Bullshit brothers.
If we LOOK professional, we will feel professional.
And when we feel professional we may act and work as professionals. And then as professionals; we will have earned the respect that has eluded our profession for the last 20 years. Peace out!"

3/31/2008 01:50:00 AM

YOU'RE A PUD.... Let me guess, 18 months on?

3/31/2008 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Let it be known, we only get a half hour for lunch, and no time to get to our lunch location.

We get to our lunch location, and it's usually a crappy fastfood dive (unless you're on a tact team or in a specialized unit). So, we order our food. And by the time it comes, 15 minutes have gone by, and after scoffing the food down we're clear, and the dispatcher is hammering you.

How the fuck do you expect us to stay in shape on this job, when, if we're lucky to get a lunch, and if we're not bringing our lunch; eating healthy is not an option on this job most of the time.

3/30/2008 11:07:00 PM

Rollin' Hard to Lawrence's and Goose Island for some healthy seafood.

3/31/2008 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A rat is always smaller than a bear! Take that to the bank!

3/30/2008 10:52:00 PM



That was great!!! This comment, at least to me, made me laugh SO hard and damn near shit myself...

Thanks for making my day!

3/31/2008 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why aren't there any shootings in Garfield Ridge???? There has to be about 6 CPS schools over here. Hmmmmmmmmm......Makes you wonder....

3/31/2008 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the fuck is marquette dino? Gotta be j-fed using an alias.

3/31/2008 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The officer on the right must be like 3'2".

3/31/2008 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, There is a Lt. Tim J Smith. Came on the Job in May of 91, i think.

3/31/2008 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being in good shape got tina skahill promoted, we should all try it.

3/31/2008 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Fireman seem to keep themselves in shape much better than police officers. Maybe there is truth to the saying that when God needed to make 'Hero's' he made Fireman! God Bless the CFD.

3/31/2008 12:04:00 AM

WOW whoever wrote this should get back on their meds ASAP!!! Anyone who protects those who cannot protect themselves, is a HERO!!!

3/31/2008 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Fireman seem to keep themselves in shape much better than police officers. Maybe there is truth to the saying that when God needed to make 'Hero's' he made Fireman! God Bless the CFD.

3/31/2008 12:04:00 AM

................

Its because firemen don't work. They get paid for sitting around their house, working out and gossiping like old women. Now paramedics on the other hand they work harder then any city employee.

3/31/2008 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Fireman seem to keep themselves in shape much better than police officers. Maybe there is truth to the saying that when God needed to make 'Hero's' he made Fireman! God Bless the CFD.

3/31/2008 12:04:00 AM

Not a good comparison. They don't work 6 days in a row. What do they work 92 days a year or something like that. Oh they work 24hrs...yeah right. They are at work 24hrs but actually work what 3 maybe 4 hours each day. They make their own meals. They don't have to eat fast food because their lunch is over 10 minutes after they get the food. Not good at all. try again.

3/31/2008 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't everyone want the CPD to represent the make up of Chicago? Well we are just following in the footsteps of Chicago....overweight!

3/31/2008 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The singing yellow canary has a sister in IAD.

3/31/2008 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fireman seem to keep themselves in shape much better than police officers. Maybe there is truth to the saying that when God needed to make 'Hero's' he made Fireman! God Bless the CFD.

Yeah, it's nice to be able to workout while on the clock, eat a nice hot, cooked meal, take a nice nap. There are hardly ever any real fires anymore, mostly ambulance runs, they should cut the engine companies down and add a few more ambulances. Then, they should put them on 8 hr. shifts so they can see how the real world works, 30 minutes for lunch, staying awake, no wearing jammies etc. no lounging around watching cable. My heroes....

3/31/2008 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO MORE

J-I-M-M-Y C-A-R-R-O-L-L

POSTS PLEASE!

They demoted the prick from Commander to Lt.

What more do you want?

3/31/2008 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this what heavy means?

3/31/2008 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tough Irish coppers and a tough Irish mayor's leadership and we'd go places. Right??

3/31/2008 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous dino said...

Anonymous said... 3/31/2008 03:53:00 AM
That cartoon is a slap to my face as a police officer, I don't even look like that. No wonder kids are getting shot at left and right here in city.

Now there is some interesting logic!!

3/31/2008 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all you PO's looking for sidejobs:

CTA is hiring part-time bus drivers!

Of course the job fairs are in the ghetto:

Job fairs are planned for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday at Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake; April 21 at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. Shore Dr., and April 26 at the Humboldt Park Field House, 1440 N. Sacramento.

3/31/2008 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALS, we do look! said...

As a female cop, I noticed that they didn't give J-Fed any bootie and no visible crotch bulge?

Hmmmmmm are they secretly trying to tell us something?

I guess its true about what they say about men who work out to compensate for other things!

3/30/2008 10:44:00 PM

_____________________________

Now thats funny, true, but funny!

3/31/2008 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fireman seem to keep themselves in shape much better than police officers. Maybe there is truth to the saying that when God needed to make 'Hero's' he made Fireman! God Bless the CFD.

3/31/2008 12:04:00 AM

If I woke up at work after a nice nap, I would be more refreshed to work out and stay in better shape too! God bless the CPD.

3/31/2008 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding

Anonymous said...
I hope you all realize the 1.1% offer from the city is to fuck us out of retro pay. They will probably bend on year 3 4 5 but year 1 I guarantee will not bend get ready for nothing in the way of retro... and thanks, FOP for giving the arbitrator a way to rule in favor of the city by asking 4% for first year and 5% the rest NICE GOING!! our own union fucked us out of a nice retro fuck this place

3/30/2008 11:01:00 PM

The reason they lowball the begining raises is because when you get less up front, the other raises are less. Because even if the second raise is higher, its less money because your getting only that percent of a raise on a lower salary.

3/31/2008 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fireman seem to keep themselves in shape much better than police officers. Maybe there is truth to the saying that when God needed to make 'Hero's' he made Fireman! God Bless the CFD.

3/31/2008 12:04:00 AM

You work 96 days a year, not counting vacation time off, and see how much time you have to stay in shape!!! Yes they are hereos, but I have never had any fireman complain when they ask for help in the projects going to a fire because I am to fat...The main part of the public who cares about fat policeman are the ones being locked up or ticketed by them... But go ahead and keep bashing us and judging us on looks, it shows what a small minded person you are!!Don't worry I'll still protect you when you call, mustard stain on my shirt and all, :)

3/31/2008 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 1220 If We spent most of our day dozing for dollars, watching TV. or whining and solving all the worlds problems at the kitchen tables and only work 84 days a year, we might have a chance of getting and staying fit, too.

3/31/2008 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Ed Lenti....be afraid...very afraid...I hope that you get what you deserve for all of the years of fucking over good coppers and treating them like a jagoff...you are the most miserable person I have ever seen...I think you actually hate yourself...as well as anyone you come in contact with...Retire...

3/31/2008 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said 0158. Capt L comes in when he wants to. And now his Sgt GF (from another district) comes too esp since there are some new "cutie" Sgts in the district on midnights. What a waste this man is!

3/31/2008 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any input from northside cops? Especially ones that were south and transferred up?

3/31/2008 01:41:00 AM

Made the move myself with no regrets. Better bosses, better food, less hectic. True, the drive to work is longer, but substituting an extra 15 minutes for travel is worth a happier 8 hour shift in my book. And its a low risk move.... can always go back to the ghetto from whence you came.... for me its a no-brainer. Once you are tired of the southside pace, the northside works out just fine! And if you get tired of the northside pace, you can always go back south (this rarely happens!)

3/31/2008 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE SCUM-TIMES OMMITTED THE CAPTION THAT THE POLICEOFFICER SAID WHICH WAS "THE ONLY PROBLEM WE HAVE IS THAT YOU SEEM TO BE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT KIND OF FLASHLIGHTS WE CARRY AND THE COLOR OF OUR SHIRTS INSTEAD OF THE HOMICIDE RATE WHICH IS ALREADY FOURTEEN PERCENT HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR AND THE TEMPERATURE HAS NOT EVEN BROKEN SIXTY GOOD LUCK WITH THE OLYPICS"

3/31/2008 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So per the Supreme Court, an officer can't detain someone from standing in an area known for high narcotic sales unless he can articulate any of the above three points.

___________________________________

Hey PPO, an officer can't arrest someone for gang loitering with establishing those points. Per the supreme court an officer can stop and detain anyone who they reasonable believe "just committed, is committing, or is about to commit" a crime. Now go write another contact card

3/31/2008 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess its true about what they say about men who work out to compensate for other things!

3/30/2008 10:44:00 PM

Wrong!!! Not true with some of us :)

3/31/2008 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again, as this ugly cartoon shows, the only people you can make fun of in the United States are White People and Christians.
Buy gold & vote McCain folks. The end of the United States as a Republic is just around the corner.

3/31/2008 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone had to appear in front of that liberal jerkoff Judge James Brown in branch 44 lately? He obviously has utter contempt for coppers.

Why even bother locking anyone up anymore? The deck is stacked against us in Crook County. You either have a completely incompetent ASA or a liberal judge who feels sorry for Chicago's population of gangbangers. Sometimes you have both and then you have no hope of successfully prosecuting the bad guy. I am done with police work, there is just no incentive to do a good job anymore.

3/31/2008 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah the IRISH, our saviors

3/31/2008 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So anyone know anything about SGT'S? Whens the Next Class How many?

3/30/2008 10:29:00 PM

New Sgt's list is coming out next week. It is going to be a class of 50, 15 merit people. Bad news though: You didn't make the cut.

3/31/2008 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recently was conversing with a friend of mine that works on the northside and have come to the conclusion that many northside cops cannot relate to what actually goes on down on the south side....

I really think they have NO clue what it's like to go into these domestics, or shooting/stabbing scenes and try to reason with these people that seem like should all be caged.

Any input from northside cops?

Oh yeah, well here's your input...as a current south-sider, I grew up in the city and have live in all parts and let me tell you I know what it's like for to police on all sides. But don't act like ya'll on da south end handle every single call with expedency cuz I've seen first hand that it don't happen that way. I see you are assuming that just because a cop works north that s/he has no idea what the rest of the city is like cuz s/he don't work there.....puh-leeze!!!

3/31/2008 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bullshit brothers.
If we LOOK professional, we will feel professional.
And when we feel professional we may act and work as professionals. And then as professionals; we will have earned the respect that has eluded our profession for the last 20 years. Peace out!

3/31/2008 01:50:00 AM

"Smoke and mirrors" apperance is just what it is, looking like something you are not, something you may never be. When all hell break loose, all I want is a cop. Long, tall, short, fat, Black, White, male, female, shiny, dusty. Every so often the City get someone who addresses the weight problems of police offiers, if they were really concern, weight and condition would have been made part of the hiring guidelines, until then J-Fed and the media can suck on this. J-Fed only appears to be interested in cloning his image onto the Police Department, he has come up with hints about man power, new cars, and personnel changes,,,,,when is he going to address the upsurge of crime, which is rapidly increasing in this city day by day. I guess we wouldn't want him to talk about things he has no idea about!

3/31/2008 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it wrong for one man to love another?

3/31/2008 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That can't be James Carroll in that cartoon. The cop in the cartoon has a spine!

3/31/2008 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey j fed you wanna do something that matters, how bout 80% at 20 years or better. quit masterbating with weight and vehicle issues you lame duck.

3/31/2008 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll stick with the double bacon cheeseburger, fries, onion rings and a thick rick milk shake! That is waht the real police eat!

3/31/2008 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Fireman seem to keep themselves in shape much better than police officers. Maybe there is truth to the saying that when God needed to make 'Hero's' he made Fireman! God Bless the CFD.

3/31/2008 12:04:00 AM

You are on the wrong site you were looking for the young men's site.

3/31/2008 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Let it go" says the Donald.
Yup! Just like he let you go drink and drive his city car. Wake up hic-ups.
You were all his fools and tools!
[kennedy is sweating it!]

What does Kennedy have to sweat about? He's a smart copper and fair boss. He'll do well where ever he lands. You'd be lucky to get him if he ends up out of Midway.

3/31/2008 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a new 002 Commander. Any other movement??

3/31/2008 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bullshit brothers.
If we LOOK professional, we will feel professional.
And when we feel professional we may act and work as professionals. And then as professionals; we will have earned the respect that has eluded our profession for the last 20 years. Peace out!

3/31/2008 01:50:00 AM

I call Bullshit on your comment!!! Looks and ability have nothing to do with each other! If you put on a lab coat it will not make you a doctor. Good Officers have Heart, know the street and the law. All this weight stuff is bullshit! How many of the recently indicted officers were in shape (except flagg)?! I bet you put kittens in the oven and think they will become cup cakes.

3/31/2008 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those are the two guys from the old TV series "Car 54 where are you". But I can't remember the two guys names that played the coppers.

3/31/2008 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plump cop: Hey boss i see you got the shitcago special in the arse bye da mae-ya. He must really be packin. 800 murders a yr would do that to a man.

3/31/2008 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plump cop: I see you got the new peck implants. Them are sure sweet are those the Arnold or the Pamela models. Did you get a discount?

3/31/2008 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was looking at the bio for jack what goofy looking dude. He looks like he still draws naked cartoons at night to pleasure himself. And at the end of his bio he says that he has at least five kids. What trying to prove that you are catholic enough? That you may have eligitimate children around? Daddy?
http://www.suntimes.com/news/higgins/bio-higgins.article

3/31/2008 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let it go for God sake. Carroll is gone. We all know you hate him. You have told us so in your demented fashion about 1000 times. Get a life other than hating that man. Your posts reveal a lot more about youu than him. You are a loser of gigantic proportions with no life whatsoever and no doubt a snivelling coward, to boot. Not in 100 years would a crybaby wimp like you have the balls to say any of your trash to the man's face. Please just go away, back downstairs to you mom's basement.

3/31/2008 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fireman my ass. There are only two professions that make money in bed and fireman is one of them.

3/31/2008 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So anyone know anything about SGT'S? Whens the Next Class How many?

3/30/2008 10:29:00 PM

You are not on the list I hope. You cannot make a complete sentence and your grammar is attrocius. Just kidding you made it kid welcome to chicagos finest. Where even a D average person can make a living.

3/31/2008 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a female cop, I noticed that they didn't give J-Fed any bootie and no visible crotch bulge?

Hmmmmmm are they secretly trying to tell us something?

I guess its true about what they say about men who work out to compensate for other things!

3/30/2008 10:44:00 PM

Just like a true living Ken doll. Dreamy. AHHH AHHH

3/31/2008 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it just me or does Supt. Jodi Weis look like the Grinch That Stole Christmas in that cartoon?

3/31/2008 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re:
Anonymous said...
IS THAT A PICTURE OF J-FED DEMOTING James Carroll????

Sure looks like it!

Carroll looks like he lost a few pounds!

3/30/2008 10:41:00 PM
______________________________

Can't be Carroll, he isnt crying like a little sissy baby!

3/31/2008 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of the James Carroll posts have been traced back to Donnie's computer! Wow, worse than a scorned woman!

3/31/2008 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sure does look like Harley, "the round mound of sound" Schinker. He's asking J-Fed for a job as "Administrative Assistant" !!!!

3/31/2008 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CAPTION FOR THIS CARTOON


Come'on officer, bend over and take it like a real Fed!

3/31/2008 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT.

1 ILLEGAL stabbed his ILLEGAL wife to death because she wouldnt have sex with him this weekend. Too funny. I am so glad we are a sanctuary city to let these hard working law abiding people in our country.

3/31/2008 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard a rumor from a very solid inside source that J-Fed is going to be pushing for that 12 hour shift AND ALL OFFICERS will be on a monthly rotating schedule from days to midnights to whatever. So if there are 2,3 or 4 shifts every officer will rotate every month to each shift! WHAT THE FUCK!!!!!

3/31/2008 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone hear about this rotating the shifts each month? Just wondering.

---Really Concerned

3/31/2008 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fireman seem to keep themselves in shape much better than police officers. Maybe there is truth to the saying that when God needed to make 'Hero's' he made Fireman! God Bless the CFD.

3/31/2008 12:04:00 AM

We also would be in great shape if we could sit in our station house and wait for a call. We could life weights, prepare good foods, etc. You Mr. CFD man, ride your whole shift in your fire truck and have restrictions on lunchs and lets see how out of shape you get.

Also, if you CFD guys are such big Hero's, quit calling on the CPD to go to EVERY one of your jobs were you don't need the police. Or are you to SCARED to be out on the street.

3/31/2008 12:50:00 PM  
Blogger Fed Up Chicagoan said...

Anonymous said...
I like how the two major newspaper always make the bad cop white! I guess there is no overwight minorities on this job!

3/30/2008 10:47:00 PM

___________________________


I have noticed that too. Actually, if you look at ANY contemporary mainstream political cartoon, it is always a white person being made a fool of. If the cartoon contains a minority, especially a black one, the minority is always portrayed as the righteous individual, while the white person is shown as stupid or evil or greedy or ignorant.

3/31/2008 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Weis guy is worried about overweight cops, SUV patrol vehicles, universal weapons, etc; etc; but refuses to address real problems in the department. Crime is going up to early 90's levels partly because there is a pro-active work slowdown. Everyone can clearly see Weis wants to make his legacy about how many cops he suspended, fired, or indicted. I have no problem with dropping the hammer on P.O's like Abbate, the S.O.S. thugs, the 007 P.O. arrested in Forest Park, and so on, but don't have an attitude of sticking it to every copper who is accused of something especially minor rule infractions. For example, this new memo stating that any copper caught drinking off duty, minding his/her own business, not doing anything illegal or bothering anyone, will have to answer to the W/C and IAD if they receive a complaint the officer is drinking. Morale is about as low as it can get. The rank and file have no contract, no support from the city or Weis. The FOP does nothing to combat the negative smear campaign by the local media. It's going to be a long hot violent summer. Lets just hope a police officer isn't killed due to hesitation and fear of being thrown under the bus by this city and police administration.

3/31/2008 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to the person that keeps asking about the sgts, stop already you're a freakin jinx! it will happen when it happens you should know that this operates like retards.

PS anyone notice that the CTA is hiring 400 people, but u can only apply in austin and humbolt park!

3/31/2008 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As i was explaining my day, which to me seemed very average, he couldn't believe: 1st) the amount of calls i answered in the one day and 2nd) the severity of the calls and situations. He related that i must be nuts to stay down there, and the more and more i think about it, I am.
The extra 15-20 min drive is starting to sound like a pleasure when the end result is not having to deal with wild beasts running amuck on the southside streets. Although i still have fun down there and i really love the group of people i work with, i've got to start thinking if the stress and general annoyance is worth it.
Any input from northside cops? Especially ones that were south and transferred up?
I have worked south for over 15 years, and granted only worked tara in the northside dist approx 12-13 times but there is no way northside police do 10 percent of what a southside or westside police do . I worked numerous sat nights in 19, 20 , 23 only handled three jobs each night and that was a busy night for them. If your young and burnt out go work north enjoy your life while young , I regret not doing it.

3/31/2008 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey What about da mayor and da city council leading by example? I could name quite a few of them that are extremely overweight and could not carry a gun belt without keeling over with a heart attack.

GO CITY COUNCIL JOIN THE BIGGEST LOSERS AND GIVE US FAT CPD GUYS THE INCENTIVE TO LOSE WEIGHT. AFTER ALL, (SNICKER, SNICKER) YOU ARE OUR IDOLS!!!!!

AS FOR CFD, IF I WORKED A COUPLE DAYS A WEEK, HAD FOOD PREPARED BY MY CO WORKERS, AND GOT TO SLEEP ON THE JOB, I MIGHT HAVE TIME TO EXERCISE. LIKE MAYBE 4 OR 5 DAYS A WEEK. THERE ARE SOME FATTIES ON THE CFD. LOOK AROUND..

THANK YOU

3/31/2008 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bullshit brothers.
If we LOOK professional, we will feel professional.
And when we feel professional we may act and work as professionals. And then as professionals; we will have earned the respect that has eluded our profession for the last 20 years. Peace out!

3/31/2008 01:50:00 AM

You're full of shit. You can look like the poster boy all you want. It's not going to change the respect level in the ghetto from the gangsters. There is no respect to get from most of those idiots. They fear and they react. There isn't a police fighter in the city who is going to say "Gee office you look so professional i don't even want to fight anymore". The answer isn't in how we look. It's in how we are allowed to police. When we get that back then we can focus on professional appearance.

3/31/2008 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Sgt. Saunders said...

The "Firearmes Disposition Form" is used when you sell one of your weapons and you want it removed from your list of registered weapons. You have to go to Gun registration to obtain it, they will not mail it to you. It's another attempt by the Daley people to make purchasing a gun even harder than it already is. If the gun team comes knocking on your door,unless they have a search warrant, just say no when they ask to come in. These cowards will more than likely threaten you with all sorts of mayhem but this is still America and you don't have to let them in. I don't know what to say if they are inquiring about your hunting rifles or long guns that you keep in your cabin up north. Just remember, when they get the info from the CAGE Unit or ATF that you have purchased a long gun,they will knock your door down while serving that warrant. If you doubt me, one need look no further than the brother in law of the Policeman that works in 019. Ask him about what the A2 Gun Team did to his brother in law when they found out he was storing his long guns in his home on the northside while his cabin up north was being renovated. Don't think that you can reason with these guys because you are a Police Officer. They don't care, an arrest is an arrest no matter who is involved. It cements their spot on the team for another period and thats all that matters. Plainclothes, unmarked car, not tied down to the radio, two hour lunches, all that is worth violating someones Constitutional rights which are documented in the 2nd Amendment. It would be nice if they were taking guns away from criminals but they are not. A SUBSTANIAL amount of their arrests are middleclass otherwise law abiding citizens whose only crime is the desire to defend themslves and their families from the criminals that walk our streets. If the cowards gave more than a micro second of thought to what they do they would all quit the gun teams and become Policemen again, not jackbooted thugs serving their master mayor daley. But that would require some soul searching on their part and we all know that they are not going to do that. If they did, they wouldn't like what they found. What they won't find is courage, honor, a conscience and pride in who they once were or what they once did before they became whores for daley.

3/31/2008 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The appeal of this job is, or at least was, prestige. That's what would draw hard workers to this job. Those days are over and expect the ranks to continue to draw down for the rest of your career.

In the 70's and 80's cop shows/movies portrayed police as morally superior. The politicians and bosses would try to derail the cops, but in the end the cops were right.

Dirty Harry, French Connection, Kojak, Hill Street Blues, Lethal Weapon, even Beverly Hills Cop all had the same theme.

Today, look at how the police are portrayed. First, they are seen as scientists who discover "the absolute truth." There is no moral fight, because science tells the police exactly what happened. There is no fight between the police and the criminal, because once the criminal is confronted with the scientifically revealed absolute truth, he has no choice but to confess.

Otherwise, the police are seen as corrupt. The Shield, The Departed, Training Day, Bad Lieutenant, a new movie called Street Kings, all showing no difference between the police and the criminals.

On the flip side of this, we also get scores of movies glorifying gang culture and showing all gangbangers as these truely thoughtful people who have tons of talent and a dream, but society squashes this dream, and they have no choice but to shoot it out on the street. Of course, you never see them rape and strangle a 70 year old woman or beat a crying 3 year old to death.

Welcome to the new world order.

3/31/2008 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked with Tim Smith when he was a sergeant in 012. I remember him making Lt. It does not surprise me that he has a nice job like this.

3/31/2008 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Keesing Bandit says---

I work in A/3 and I must say that I don't believe things are tougher on the south side as opposed to the north side.

You just don't realize the time and effort it takes to make sure every Starbucks on my beat is safe and secure. I actually had to switch to the double decaf fraps because there was too much drama in the regular fraps.

That, weighing in the extra effort we have to make to keep our uniforms and hair perfect, make working on the north side much more stressful than the south side.

Now, kees me you fool!!!

3/31/2008 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all Police and Military personnel.The media despises you.It all started in the 60's.It was the media that turned the masses against our returning Vietnam Vets. It was also the media that turned the whole world against the Police after the 68 convention.The libs control everything media with the exception of consevative talk radio.Most of your media are card carrying COMMUNISTS IF NOT MARXISTS.There was a time when any speech like this would be considered conspiricy based,but anyone with a brain can see what is happening to law enforcement and our military. Within 5 years the Justice Dept. will be controlling local law enforcement in the name of "civil rights".Wait and see.

3/31/2008 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see all body types on this job, thin, fat, average, lean, muscular. On the whole, I think that most of the officers seem to be in decent shape, considering our screwed up schedule. If the leaders of this department were concerned at all with the health and fitness of their officers, they would foster and promote health conscious habits in every district. This includes ensuring a refrigerator that is able to hold all lunches for the watch, and a break room where officers can sit and eat in peace. They would also allow travel time to and from lunch. It is not healthy to "eat and run" which is what we are doing now; eating fast due to time constraints does not facilitate proper digestion. Also, if this department were so concerned with our fitness, they would participate in a program that would offer affordable gym memberships to police officers, and incentive to participate. These are just a few ideas to start with, of course they would cost money, which we all know the city is too busy carelessly spending somewhere else. They will never invest anymore than the bare minimum in this dept. because we are not a priority to them -- our squad cars are falling apart, the computers are constantly down, radios can't hold a charge, no pdts, and our stations are workplace hazards with enough OSHA violations to scare a health inspector away. God help this city if a disaster ever strikes; the mayor sure won't.

3/31/2008 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous THE TRUTH said...

How about posting some pictures of reporters. I'm sure they're not all in the best of shape.
For every insult hurled at us, there should be a counter punch thrown back at them. Drinking after work? I can think of a few reporters that have caught DUIs. Drugs, sex scandals, arrests, abuse of parking while reporting...they have done it all.

THAT is a fantastic idea. Lets start by posting the mugshots of HOSEA SANDERS from his 11th dist PCS arrest.

3/31/2008 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding Capt on mids in 016. He made life horrible in 10 for over two years. When he was dumped to mids in 10 he had a heart problem which miraculously went away the same week he got sent to 16. He thought he was going to 3rd w in 16 but got dumped right back to mids so that is probobly why he is such a misarable F**K!!!!!!!!!!!

3/31/2008 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fireman seem to keep themselves in shape much better than police officers. Maybe there is truth to the saying that when God needed to make 'Hero's' he made Fireman! God Bless the CFD.

3/31/2008 12:04:00 AM

I guess I would be in shape too if I had home cooked meals at the police station and permission to workout while on duty.

3/31/2008 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off topic: A CERTAIN LT.(C.E.) IN 008 3RD WATCH HAS GOT THE BALLS TO STAND UP AT ROLL CALL AND PREACH ABOUT HOW THAT IF YOU GUYS EVER NEED ANYTHING, YOU KNOW YOU CAN COME TO ME. WHAT A PHONY, THIS GUY WAS BASICALLY ON THE GHOST PAYROLL WHEN HE WAS A PO IN 008.
A MERIT SGT., A MERIT LT., THATS WHAT YOU GOT IN 008 3RD WATCH.. THE CAPT. IS A GOOD GUY, AND WE JUST LOST ONE OF THE BEST LT. TO AREA 3 DET. HE DID MORE GOOD FOR THE WATCH IN HIS SHORT 2 OR 3 PERIODS THERE THAN LT. C.E. HAS EVER DONE. DON'T SIT AT ROLL CALL AND BLOW SMOKE UP OUR ASS' BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU KNOW YOUR G.O.'S, RETIRE, YOU POWER LOVING S.O.B.!

3/31/2008 02:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Fireman seem to keep themselves in shape much better than police officers. Maybe there is truth to the saying that when God needed to make 'Hero's' he made Fireman! God Bless the CFD.

3/31/2008 12:04:00 AM

Please, firemen get to stay at the firehouse, workout on city time,cook there own meals and sleep on city time! They are not out on patrol looking for fires, and how many fires are there in the city on an average day. Oh I forgot they call us to help them more they we call them to help us!
Go F&8Fyourself!

3/31/2008 02:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-Fed is a shrimp. Why even bring up the so called body builder thing. A true body builder works out about 6 hours a day. Must be nice to run the Chicago police Dept and whatever he does at OEMC and still have that much time for workouts. HMMMMMM?

3/31/2008 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC, My 72yo mother was given a ticket in oak lawn today. She admitted she was probably speeding and didnt say i was the police as she never would(shes old school and is afraid to still to this day). But who writes a 72yo a ticket? What a pathetic asshole. I mean what happened to discretion? i wouldnt write a rat 75yo a ticket even if they didnt have a fucking DL. Hope i never run into an oak lawn copper or his family

3/31/2008 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marquette Dino said...
Bullshit brothers.
If we LOOK professional, we will feel professional.
And when we feel professional we may act and work as professionals.



...soooooo...if we all loose 30 lbs we can do car chases again?? Ok, I'm in!

3/31/2008 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
hey, does anyone remember when you could get a hot lunch at the academy.


No.

3/31/2008 02:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

als, we do look! said...
As a female cop, I noticed that they didn't give J-Fed any bootie and no visible crotch bulge?

Hmmmmmm are they secretly trying to tell us something?

I guess its true about what they say about men who work out to compensate for other things!

3/30/2008 10:44:00 PM

Hmmmn, looking at a CARTOON for signs of a crotch bulge? Sounds like someone has a bad case of penis envy!!!

3/31/2008 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I DIDNT KNOW THEY STARTED THE NEW CITY STICKER COMPETITION YET. THIS ONE I WOULD TRULY BUY. MAYBE ADD A CAN OF BEER IN THEIR HANDS

3/31/2008 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ask j-fed about his first pistol case? or dope case? or responding to a domestic top floor of the greens

3/31/2008 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A PLEDGE PIN??!!! On YOUR UNIFORM?

You're WORTHLESS AN WEAK!!!

Neidermayer (from Animal House)

3/31/2008 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the story in 019 on Sat. nite when a PPO was railroaded by the brass. PPO aparently had a few beers at a party with his g-friend. At home they got into an argument where she attacked him. He left, police were called, he walked into 019 on his own. He was ordered to do a breath test, then given his admin rights and that was it. IAD Price was in there, as a street dept.

HE was NOT on duty, he was NOT driving. Why did the brass see fit to fuck this kid. Is he the Supt. first example.

This type of shit will make retirement come sooner. This is the problem when we have college boy whores who can't think on their feet for bosses.

NEW MOTTO: NO BALLS, NO PROBLEMS
FIRE 'EM ALL.

3/31/2008 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've said it before, don't register anythihg, deny everything and tell Lt. Smith, whoever he is, and his boyfriends to go fuck themselves.

Wait til the Supreme Court makes their decision, they will all be out of jobs.

3/31/2008 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fireman seem to keep themselves in shape much better than police officers. Maybe there is truth to the saying that when God needed to make 'Hero's' he made Fireman! God Bless the CFD.

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IDIOT!! FIREMAN DON'T DO ANYTHING THEY SIT AROUND MAKE DINNER, WATCH TV, DRINK, AND WORKOUT. POLICE OFFICERS DONT WORK 88 DAYS A YEAR JACKASS!! FIREMEN ARE AT HOME MORE THAN THEY ARE AT WORK.
YOU MESSED THAT UP IT'S..."GOD MADE POLICEMAN SO FIREMEN WOULD HAVE HEROS." WHY DO YOU THINK I ALWAYS HAVE TO SAVE THEIR ASSES WHEN THE GHETTO ERUPTS? DON'T SOUND LIKE HEROS TO ME!! I HAVE A FRIEND ON CFD AND I HAVE BEEN IN MORE HOUSE FIRES THEN HIM. CFD? WHAT A JOKE

3/31/2008 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Fireman seem to keep themselves in shape much better than police officers. Maybe there is truth to the saying that when God needed to make 'Hero's' he made Fireman! God Bless the CFD.

___________________________________

You are truly a piece of shit, and ignorant too.

Fireman work 60 fucking days a year!

They have weight room/gym equipment in every fire house. And since they dont do anything, they have all the time in the world to work out, and cook/eat healthy meals.

So, dont kid yourself asswipe.

Besides, our CFD is still exploiting the terroist attack of 9-11 like they were there the moment it happened. What a Joke!

And if it didnt occur to you, Policemen are the Fireman's Hero!

3/31/2008 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

25TH DISTRICT OFF-DUTY P.P.O. ORDERED TO BLOW IN 19; NOT DRIVING.

TERMINATED FOR OFF-DUTY INTOXICATION.

3/31/2008 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fireman seem to keep themselves in shape much better than police officers. Maybe there is truth to the saying that when God needed to make 'Hero's' he made Fireman! God Bless the CFD.

Hmmmm.......could that be because you live in a house for 24, have time in between runs, and are off 48? Firemen are fine, but you, sir, are an asshole.

3/31/2008 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Fireman seem to keep themselves in shape much better than police officers. Maybe there is truth to the saying that when God needed to make 'Hero's' he made Fireman! God Bless the CFD.

3/31/2008 12:04:00 AM

Thats because they spend so much time in the firehouse playing with their hoses!

3/31/2008 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fireman seem to keep themselves in shape much better than police officers. Maybe there is truth to the saying that when God needed to make 'Hero's' he made Fireman! God Bless the CFD.

...and then made Cops, so fireman would have heros. Go save a cat from a tree.

3/31/2008 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I noticed that Jesse Jackson was present today for Ernie Banks ceremony/statue dedication, was he at Harry Caray's ceremony?

3/31/2008 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J fed you do not know shit about being a cop... if i loss some lbs. will that stop your kids from being killed... didnt think so...and your boss is a dick for giving your ass a job.. go back where you came from

3/31/2008 04:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fireman seem to keep themselves in shape much better than police officers. Maybe there is truth to the saying that when God needed to make 'Hero's' he made Fireman! God Bless the CFD.

3/31/2008 12:04:00 AM

_________________________________

Yeah we could stay in better shape if i got to work one on and three off and sleep half my tour...and cry and moan when they get woken up to handle a call...lazy ass CFD

3/31/2008 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous rev. jeremiah wright said...

As a proud African-American who despises racism, I urge the African-American community to rename the Neal F. SIMEON Career Academy.

The dictionary clearly defines the adjective "simian" as resembling monkeys, apes and gorillas in appearance. "Simeon" and "simian" have an identical pronounciation. The naming of this school is a racist conspiracy by whitey. If they had their way, the athletic teams would be nicknamed the SILVERBACKS.

I propose that this school immediately be renamed the Barack Obama Career Academy (BOCA).

3/31/2008 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as a southside copper who transferred north after 10yrs, its very true what the post said about guys that have been north their entire career. There were nights in that southside district in the summer that we easily handled 20-25 calls for service. And while many may be bs disturbances u still have to go. Some lead to arrests and some dont. There were many nights that there was more than one foot chase going on simultaneously. TRR's are the norm. I mean some of these guys up north have NEVER been in a foot chase and NEVER done a TRR. I just assumed that was normal, but now have found out that it apparently isnt. Work in the ghetto and its a common occurence. The guys up north whine when they get 4-5 jobs a night and they think THAT is busy. On the southside we were literally in a backlog almost EVERY single day of the year(winter included), and that isnt an exageration. Getting denied your lunch is common, u have to settle for personals when u are in a backlog and many nights the backlog doesnt end. I havent heard the word backlog since i left. They really think that if they have to lock a guy up its big work. Again, not knocking any copper, but unless you have worked on south or west sides for more than 2-3 yrs you truly have no idea. I was amazed at the difference between north side coppers and south side. I truly never knew that existed until now. That being said i believe every copper should have to spend 5 yrs minimum on the southside, its a way to learn and when u finally have the time to transfer out u appreciate the peacefulness of another area. Im tired of hearing guys whine that have been assigned to north side districts their entire career and think they have it bad. Im not knocking anyone, but i have worked in both places and the truth is there!

3/31/2008 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fireman seem to keep themselves in shape much better than police officers. Maybe there is truth to the saying that when God needed to make 'Hero's' he made Fireman! God Bless the CFD.

Hey CFD.....work 8 hours a day with no downtime to sit around and workout. How about you heroes quit calling us next time big momma has a heart attack if you are such badasses.

3/31/2008 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the need to be in shape is so important to uphold an "image", allow officers to retire with 80% and 20 years regardless of age.J-fed has no kids, never worked midnights, pushed a beat car in the ghetto then went to court all day, then back to work. He does'nt understand the stresses of being a beat cop, because he's never been one. 6 more years, I'm soooo done.

3/31/2008 06:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I now agree with all the ofc's who say dont do shit. The city can burn for all I care. Daley jfed and all the clout BS, Fck um I will do what I have to and write the reports but no more arrests or tickets this city can line up and blow me.

3/31/2008 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big ol wagon man would kick J Feds ass anyday!!!!!!!

3/31/2008 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the ones who make the rules. YOU leave the Ivory tower, YOU go order a heart healthy lunch and YOU consume this all in one half hour and be back on the clock. Don't send a lacky, YOU do it yourselves. Not possible.

Da Wolf

3/31/2008 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Maybe there is truth to the saying that when God needed to make 'Hero's' he made Fireman! "

When Firemen needed Heroes,
God made POLICEMEN!!

Never a day does the fireman put the Body Armor on& put himself in Harms way. NEVER A DAY...

3/31/2008 07:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1.1%??!!! A standard raise is 3 to 5%. If you vote yes for that contract than your are the biggest idiot and you get what you deserve. 1.1%? Are we working for the county now?

3/31/2008 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is know crime on the northside, all the differant groups get along just fine ,white, black, brown, yellow, red, rich, poor whatever, they all love the police. it is such a joy to come to work were there is so much love..... keep it to yourself, otherwise they(da mayor) will find out and close the stations down...thanks

3/31/2008 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

heard a rumor from a very solid inside source that J-Fed is going to be pushing for that 12 hour shift AND ALL OFFICERS will be on a monthly rotating schedule from days to midnights to whatever. So if there are 2,3 or 4 shifts every officer will rotate every month to each shift! WHAT THE FUCK!!!!!

3/31/2008 12:19:00 PM

HOW ABOUT YOU TAKE YOUR INSIDE RUMOR TO A UNION MTG SOMETIME?
I'LL BET 6MONTHS PAY YOU'VE NEVER BEEN TO A MTG EVER.
IT'S A CONTRACTUAL ISSUE MORON,INSTEAD OF BEING A RUMOR WEASEL PUT YOUR NOSE IN THE
CONTRACT BOOK & GET EDUCATED

3/31/2008 08:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/31/2008 01:35:00 PM

You are right on the money, thank the liberals who run Hollyweird..

3/31/2008 08:34:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

SOOOO WATS THE WHOLE STORY ABOUT THE KID IN 19?

I NEED TO KNOW SO I CAN TELL OTHER PPO'S WHAT TO DO TO KEEP THIS FUCKED UP JOB...

3/31/2008 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is know crime on the northside, all the differant groups get along just fine ,white, black, brown, yellow, red, rich, poor whatever, they all love the police. it is such a joy to come to work were there is so much love..... keep it to yourself, otherwise they(da mayor) will find out and close the stations down...thanks

3/31/2008 08:00:00 PM

Sorry, but your spelling gives you away as a southsider who is trolling.

3/31/2008 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO: "Those are the two guys from the old TV series "Car 54 where are you". But I can't remember the two guys names that played the coppers.

3/31/2008 11:49:00 AM"


The skinny one was Fred Gwynne as Francis Muldoon, (also Herman Munster).

The non-skinny one was Joe E. Ross as Gunther Tuddy (read Jay Leno's "Leading with My Chin")

3/31/2008 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
off topic: A CERTAIN LT.(C.E.) IN 008 3RD WATCH HAS GOT THE BALLS TO STAND UP AT ROLL CALL AND PREACH ABOUT HOW THAT IF YOU GUYS EVER NEED ANYTHING, YOU KNOW YOU CAN COME TO ME. WHAT A PHONY, THIS GUY WAS BASICALLY ON THE GHOST PAYROLL WHEN HE WAS A PO IN 008.


Not sure when you were in 8, but when I was there, Carson worked the 05 car, and he did A LOT of work. Had some good coppers on that car....Bobby M, Dave J, and Artie S (God rest his soul).

Now, maybe Carson is a stroke now, and I would not know this, but I can tell you he was a worker when I worked in 8 about 7 years ago.

3/31/2008 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
hey, does anyone remember when you could get a hot lunch at the academy.


No."

Yes, I do, of course I went through the academy in 1978. The hot meals, breakfast and lunches were nice, but not great.

3/31/2008 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC, My 72yo mother was given a ticket in oak lawn today. She admitted she was probably speeding and didnt say i was the police as she never would(shes old school and is afraid to still to this day). But who writes a 72yo a ticket? What a pathetic asshole. I mean what happened to discretion? i wouldnt write a rat 75yo a ticket even if they didnt have a fucking DL. Hope i never run into an oak lawn copper or his family

well lets see your mother agreed she was speeding, she's 72 and her reaction time is slower.

and you sit here a whine about a 75 dollar ticket.

i'm sure you be upset if a 72 yr old hit your car,when they were speeding.

there are better ways of handling this, instead of berating a fellow officer from another department.

if you are a confused P.P.O , i'll tell you how to handle it.

1. call oak lawn and talk to officer, and see if their is anything he can do, if he says yes , thank him .

if he says no , you say i understand


YOUR F.T.O

3/31/2008 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"IT'S A CONTRACTUAL ISSUE MORON"
Are we not working WITHOUT a contract? Could this be something that is being talked about in the new contract? I heard similar ideas about rotating shifts.

3/31/2008 08:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic:

Anyone know what was going in 022 at around 1745 hrs today (31Mar08), there were coppers from the City and suburbs flying lights and sirens southbound down Western? Just want to know if everyone is ok.

3/31/2008 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Sgt. Dick Intheesoffagus said...

Now THIS!!! I guess its apples instead of baklava. Maybe I should have got a tummy tuck instead of this hair plug thingy....
Good thing I can still make extra cash driving the truck for my cousin AND I dont have to worry about doing it on company time because of this school detail. I'll just have to have subway instead of gyros.

3/31/2008 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like butters sucking up to Weis!!

3/31/2008 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless Ernie Banks!

3/31/2008 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fireman seem to keep themselves in shape much better than police officers. Maybe there is truth to the saying that when God needed to make 'Hero's' he made Fireman! God Bless the CFD.

3/31/2008 12:04:00 AM

Let's see....work two days a week in a firehouse with a kitchen where you can make whatever you want, no overtime, no sitting in court for hours and hours after working a midnight shift, going to a sidejob, sleep for 3 hours and then do it all over again, and having exercise equipment and a basketball net at your disposal. Not to mention all of the downtime to workout. Yea, it'd be real hard to stay in shape as a fireman.

3/31/2008 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Fireman seem to keep themselves in shape much better than police officers. Maybe there is truth to the saying that when God needed to make 'Hero's' he made Fireman! God Bless the CFD.

24 hours in a firehouse with nothing to do but polish the pole and cook. They exericse all day and cook healthy meals. What do you expect? Chances of your house on fire are very slim. Chances you will be a victim of a crime very high. Next time you need help, call the fire department.

3/31/2008 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

You have obviously never been sued.

They sue the city AND you genius.

The amount you are required to pay, if a judgement is issued, is much more than the city will pay.

Ask the two 019 coppers who got $2 million judgements against them. The PO's pay that, not the city.
That is just naming one example.

We have no credibility in any courtroom after SOS, Abatte, 007 tact team, etc.

The truth will not save you.

3/30/2008 10:35:00 PM

What guys in 019 had to 2 million in punitive damages? Share the circumstances. I think your full of shit.

-----------------------------------


$2 Million Verdict Against Chicago Police for Gay-Bashing
Jury in Civil Suit Rules in Favor of Kentin Waits
Huge Punitive Penalty Sends Strong Message to Cops, City

Following a seven-day civil trial in federal court, a jury today found one Chicago police officer guilty of "excessive force" and another guilty of failing to intervene in the July 23, 2000 beating of a gay Chicago man, Kentin Waits.

The attack occurred in an interrogation room of the 19th District police headquarters at Belmont and Western and was a focal point for activism by the Chicago Anti-Bashing Network, a gay direct-action group, and the subject of a May 2001 report by the human rights organization Amnesty International.

Waits was awarded $15,000 in compensatory damages and $2 million in punitive damages, as the jury sent a clear message to the Chicago Police Department as well as the two defendants that cop violence against civilians ought not be tolerated. One of the defendants, Officer Daniel Durst, was sentenced to $500,000 for beating Waits. The other defendant, Sergeant Michael Prusank, a more than 20 year veteran of the force, was fined $1,500,000 for failing to intervene to halt the assault on Waits. Waits was represented by Jon Loevy and Michael Kanovitz of the law firm Loevy and Loevy.

When asked about the settlement tonight, Waits said "I think it sends a clear message to the city, and to Chicago police officers. I am sure justice was served today."

The incident which precipitated the gay-bashing began on Saturday, July 22, 2000 when Waits was driving in the vicinity of the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field near game time. Waits asked an officer directing traffic if he could make a right turn, but the officer yelled obscenities at him and waved him on. Shortly thereafter, in what Waits readily admitted was "a stupid mistake," he drove back to the intersection and squirted water on the officer from a water bottle. For this incident, Waits pled guilty to misdemeanor simple battery on August 30, 2000 and was placed on supervision.

The brutal arrest and incarceration of Waits the following morning, Sunday, July 23, is what precipitated the civil lawsuit which ended yesterday in a $2 million verdict against the police. Throughout the trial several police witnesses perjured themselves by claiming that Waits' arrest and processing was "routine" and that if someone had squirted a civilian with water, they would have reacted in the same manner. Yet of the more than 100 outstanding warrants on Sergeant Prusank's desk that Sunday morning for crimes committed over the previous few days, he decided to make the arrest of Kentin Waits his tactical team's top priority. Prusank then made the rare move of requesting authorization to move his team out of their district to make the arrest, then issued an "all call" for additional officers throughout the city to join the arrest.

According to other police testimony, the tactical team travels outside of the 19th district only about once a year, and city-wide "all calls" are made only about once a week. When asked why he made the offense of squirting an officer with water his top arrest priority of the day, Officer Prusank testified that "I would have taken heat from above if I hadn't."

As Waits was being led from his home to a waiting police car, Officer Durst told him that he was "sorry about the damage to your truck." Only later did Waits learn what Durst meant by these remarks. Waits' vehicle was towed to a Police pound, "ransacked" according to the city tow record, and the transmission damaged, in an apparent act of retaliation for the previous day's altercation with the traffic cop. On the way to the station, Waits testified that he repeatedly apologized for squirting the officer the previous day, but Officer Durst threatened, "We're a big family here. If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us. Don't mess with the Chicago Police Department."

When they arrived at the station, a crowd of officers in the lobby applauded when Durst and Prusank led Waits inside. They led Waits to a 10' x 10' interrogation room which had its one window covered with newspaper, where Durst handcuffed Waits by both wrists to a railing on the wall. While a hate crime charge was the one charge for which the jury did not return a guilty verdict, Wait testified that Durst shouted "f---ing faggot" and "cocksucker" as he repeatedly slapped Waits in the face and kneed him in the groin. As Durst was taking Waits to the lock-up area, he said Waits might be raped there while he was being held over night.

"The main thing that was going through my mind was fear," said Waits. "I didn't know if the assault that had just happened was the start of something that would be going on all night. I didn't know if I'd be getting out anytime soon. I didn't know if it would escalate."

After the beating, 23 hour incarceration and damaging his truck all for simply squirting an officer with water, Waits filed a complaint with the city's Office of Professional Standards (OPS), the body charged with investigating police misconduct and making recommendations for employment-related punishments. Eight months and many unreturned phone calls later, the OPS did what it does in 95% of its cases, according to its own statistics, and found in favor of the police. Criminal charges against the police were never sought by Cook County States Attorney Dick Devine, whose office has criminally prosecuted only one Chicago police officer for physical brutality against a civilian since Devine was elected in 1996.

"As long as Mayor Richard Daley fails to fire cops who beat up gays, African Americans, Latinos and others, people like Kentin will be forced to seek redress in the courts, with occasional big settlements like this," said Andy Thayer, co-founder of the Chicago Anti-Bashing Network (CABN). "As long as States Attorney Dick Devine, the mayor's close ally, refuses to criminally prosecute brutal police, it sends a dangerous message to the rank and file that anti-gay violence is okay." Both Durst and Prusank remain employed by the Chicago Police Department, and no disciplinary action has been taken against them.

"Kentin Waits courageously stood his ground for more than two years through an investigation and trial where the defense revictimized him by attempting to put Kentin's personal life on trial," said CABN's Bob Schwartz. "By standing his ground, Kentin Waits has sent a powerful message that at least some gay people will not sit back when our community is victimized. All of us should be proud of the example he has set."

Waits' case is one of three police gay-bashing cases championed by the Chicago Anti-Bashing Network that became the basis of the first-ever Amnesty International reports about gay-bashing by police in the United States. More information about Kentin Waits' case and other survivors of gay-bashing by police can be found in the archives section.

3/31/2008 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fireman seem to keep themselves in shape much better than police officers. Maybe there is truth to the saying that when God needed to make 'Hero's' he made Fireman! God Bless the CFD.
------------------------------------
Hey fireman, try working for a living instead of sleeping, eating, and watching the ball game on the clock. 8 hour shifts for fireman!!!! Go play with your hose jag...God made policeman so fireman could have heros.

3/31/2008 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am a female p.p.o. and i can do 15 one arm push ups and 100 jumping jacks within half a minute. the problem is my old fart f.t.o. who is about 350 pounds refuses to let me drive or be the business officer. he says i am the guard officer until i have some time on the job. the worst thing is he likes to drive around without wearing his shoes. what is that?

3/31/2008 09:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re

Hmmmn, looking at a CARTOON for signs of a crotch bulge? Sounds like someone has a bad case of penis envy!!!

3/31/2008 02:49:00 PM
_________________________________

Hey fruit loop aaahat! She said she was female in the post! Penis Envy is something only males can have! You should know Mr. Short Skinny One!

3/31/2008 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another teen shot near 65/Kedzie.

How many shot now this week alone?

Get ready for a bloody summer Shitcago.

3/31/2008 09:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
heard a rumor from a very solid inside source that J-Fed is going to be pushing for that 12 hour shift AND ALL OFFICERS will be on a monthly rotating schedule from days to midnights to whatever. So if there are 2,3 or 4 shifts every officer will rotate every month to each shift! WHAT THE FUCK!!!!!

3/31/2008 12:19:00 PM
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WHAT THE FUCK! Heard a rumor from a very reliable inside source that most exempts down at HQ will, tomorrow, sit down somewhere and take a shit and most will wipe their ass afterwards.

Jesus, do you believe this shit? A "rumor from a reliable source." Kiss my fucking ass with your reliable sources.

Here's the most reliable source you are ever likely to hear: you are full of shit, go take a laxative.

3/31/2008 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JFed looks kinda creepy in that cartoon. It's scarying me so much that I don't want to eat donuts now.

3/31/2008 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous shavedlongcock@yahoo.com said...

Anonymous said...
Those are the two guys from the old TV series "Car 54 where are you". But I can't remember the two guys names that played the coppers.

3/31/2008 11:49:00 AM



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3/31/2008 09:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Brown bag lunches can be really healthy (lots of journalists carry `em!) and if you're on the job 40 hours a week, and sleeping 60 hours a week, there's 68 hours a week to get in enough exercise to pass these not-very-stringent standards. "

3/31/2008 07:27:00 AM

I got your sack lunches right here. oh hey badda bing badda bang.
I prefer box lunch oh yeah

3/31/2008 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are the Feds investigating the 863 tact team? RK placed on permanent desk duty? Hmmm

3/31/2008 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the cop on the right has saved my life before.

3/31/2008 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weekend violence leaves seven dead


Good headline in the SunTimes

3/31/2008 10:04:00 PM  

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