Friday, May 30, 2008

A Light Goes On

Over in the post titled "The Final Meeting," a helpful reader typed up his handwritten summary of the last scheduled meeting between J-Fed and the troops. It's one of the longest posts we've allowed to go up and it can be located a little more than a third of the way down at 5/28/2008 10:33:00 PM.

We were struck by a number of items in his posting. Granted, these are one person's perception of the event, but it tracks with things we've heard over the past few weeks.
  • Concerning the "Powers Leadership Award" - J-fed punted to BC who mumbled something...no answer.
  • Sending Tact teams out of District - [J-Fed] punted to BC who said they have more crime...she mumbled something and passed back to J-fed
  • Why shotguns are locked in the stations - [J-Fed] punted to BC who mumbled something, again no answer.
  • Wallet badges and shirt badges (a useless question in our opinion - SCC) - he punted to BC who had no answer.
The person who runs the largest arm of the Chicago Police Department, over 60% of it's manpower, doesn't even have the ability to take notes, defer question or have ready answers to easily foreseeable questions. That statement about having "5 older brothers" preparing her to run the second largest police department in the nation sure is paying dividends.

J-Fed, are you paying attention to the choice for your number three? Do you think anyone believes that you had any input whatsoever into choosing this "leader"? Do you begin to see what politics means in Chicago? Do you begin to see why morale is dropping faster than a bowling ball from the Sears Tower? Is the light going on for you?

Here's where another light went on for us:
  • An FTO asked why a bunch of FTOs were transferred from 014 to 009 to train recruits. He wondered why the PPOs weren't sent to 014. B[ea]C[uello] mumbles again but then she said, their patch says CHICAGO, they'll go where sent,, they are getting paid extra; well the place started to boo and hiss her, J-Fed stepped it to bail her out, but she really showed the true EXEMPT attitude toward we patrolmen. Gee, and they wonder why morale is in the sewer?
Do you know why so many exempts treat contract protections like so much used toilet paper? Because they've been handed everything since they got on this job. Promotions, cushy spots, easy inside jobs.

We used to assume they were just arrogant. Now we see they're arrogant, yes, but ignorant, too. They've NEVER had to bid for a spot, NEVER had to grieve a bad decision, NEVER had to work in a position where there were contract protections in place. And Aunt Bea's attitude comes shining through in blazing Technicolor. The disconnect is amazing!

You tend bar for the old crew and in a few years, you control 6,000-plus officers. That's equivalent to an entire Roman Legion, but we don't see J-Fed-Caesar getting past the Gauls with generals of this caliber.

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74 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

WEll SAID

5/30/2008 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was a beautiful read!!!

5/30/2008 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is the same nit wit hired by the Bernstein testing group I payed seven hundred dollars to, two sergeants test ago. This nit wit who was a sergeant stated there was only one contact card, the white ones. Those of us in the detective division never saw the juvenile card yellow in color.
she stated it was a prototype of a possible card to come. Believing her i blew the question on the exam probably costing me two hundred spots. Maybe her brothers should have drowned her at birth like we did in the old days with the dogs and cats on the farm.

who was the nit wit that gave her the top security job at CTA? From bar tender to chief of patrol in twenty years.

5/30/2008 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all well and good to poke fun at the top bosses who are obviously way in over their heads, but if you really stopped and thought about it, the city doesn't owe us a thing. All I expect is to be paid on time for work rendered, and to take care of my fellow bottom-feeders on the watch. To expect understanding from a command staff that combined has little to no experience being the police is unrealistic. Get over it. Anyone that works at 35th and Michigan doesn't have one clue about what the Patrol Division does every day. The only thing that concerns them is 1) protecting their spots, and 2) thinking up more things for us bottom-feeders to do. Once you accept that, you will be at peace with this job. If you continue to expect this City, or this Department, to care about what your opinion of something is, you will be in for a long and miserable career. Go to work every day, and take care of your brothers and sisters. The Good Lord knows that if you don't, nobody else will. Let the command staff and their flunkies pat each other on the back, and tell each other about how much they know about police work. If you are truly the police, then it shouldn't bother you.

5/30/2008 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I laugh at all the dog postings. I answer my calls, write a few parkers a day and get a bus check thats it.

Why anyone would try to do police work in a city that hates the police is beyond me.

Let just one boss tell me my productivity is low. I will call FOP who will of course blow me off. Then I will file an EEOC beef including FOP and I will start a complete shitball rolling.

They can mess with your start time but if the numbers fall off the board because all of us stick together then we have something...ITS CALLED UNITY!

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ANSWER YOUR CALLS THATS IT.

5/30/2008 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im looking to transfer, please list the best Watch Commanders and Districts. It seems the Capts are denying time due, getting pissy about activity, lowering morale. Are there any good W/C's out there?

5/30/2008 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WAS BC A GOOD COMMANDER?

5/30/2008 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous "all aboard!" said...

Was "Senora Sherlock" a role model for "Killer Bea"? Who is her clout?

The Burkes?

Under the stuttering prick engineer, the lack of leadership on this job is one colossal trainwreck!

5/30/2008 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the patch says "Chicago" and we go wherever they want us to go, then why did those two guys get stepped on for catching a murder suspect half a fucking block outside their district?

I mean, their patches say "Chicago" too, don't they?

5/30/2008 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all, the meeting was for Jfed to address the troops, why did he throw BC (ppo status) under the bus when questions were addressed to him...nice gesture, wake up BC you are also elgible for the recycle bin.

BC is a great boss in a new position...she does come from patrol and while the 010 dc backed her troops 100%. let's NOT be distracted that Jfed with total arrogance came into CPD swinging, replacing all exempts, replacing 23of 25 dc's thinking he knew it all.

Such presumptiousness & arrogance is what set off the epidemic 'blu flu'

with all his intelligence, he has definitely come across as a 'mensa'
in spanish, it is defined as 'stupid' which goes to show you

"STUPID DOES AS STUPID IS."

5/30/2008 03:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"That's equivalent to an entire Roman Legion, but we don't see J-Fed-Caesar getting past the Gauls with generals of this caliber."

Well stated.

5/30/2008 05:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem is they stick for the status quo.

I'm head of patrol

FTO's, bid to a district and stay. We need FTOs and good ones, so make a pay raise and open all dist to train.

Shotguns, its bullshit each car does not have one. Your the police and not kids.

5/30/2008 05:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honestly is the jury still out on this. Thank you to all the P.O.s that went to these well planned and informative meetings. I see we have accomplished many things and are being rewarded as such by this great administration. Now drink the kool aid and someone give skeletor a sandwich. Last one out turns out the lights.

5/30/2008 05:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

promoted from district commander to DS! Without any training or experience to lead over 6,000 sworn. Then we wonder why morale is down and the lack of leadership. Aunt Bea has no clue and she is promoting commanders! What a combination. Aunt Bea and Monique the mouth. Any other female role models?

5/30/2008 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy use the light switch Batman!!!

I enjoyed the read this morning thanks!

5/30/2008 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cuello did say the FTO's patch says Chicago Police. That was not well received by the audience. But, she also said there were double digit FTO's in 014 and no recruits, and 2 or 3 FTO's in 009. She said the transfer was made with the approval of the union. A Union Rep. asked who approved it and she asked for names. When they got to Fallon, she said he was the one who said the transfer was allowable. Play fair kids!

5/30/2008 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Keesing Bandit says---

"...this is the same nit wit hired by the Bernstein testing group I payed seven hundred dollars to..."

Let me see---

"Nit wit" is one word.
"this" should be capitalized.
"payed" should be "paid".

"...Those of us in the detective division never saw the juvenile card yellow in color..."

Huh?

You're a detective and you don't know what a juvenile contact card is?

Ask again why you didn't make sergeant, but before that...

Kees me you fool!!!

5/30/2008 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this Bee Cuelo sounds like a real winner.....

5/30/2008 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is Tobias still in uniform and still running the academy? He is the SOS Scandal. Connect the dots and they all lead back to him.If he is such a great leader then he had to know what was going on in SOS.MAybe JFed should give him the Powers Award for Leadership.If Matt T stays and doesnt go to jail then this JFed and reform is all BULLSHIT

5/30/2008 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BC is a great boss in a new position...she does come from patrol and while the 010 dc backed her troops 100%.

5/30/2008 03:02:00 AM

Who was the 10th District beat guy dumped from his car by Aunt Bea after the alderthief decided he didn't properly kiss ass?

5/30/2008 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BC is a great boss in a new position...she does come from patrol and while the 010 dc backed her troops 100%. let's NOT be distracted that Jfed with total arrogance came into CPD swinging, replacing all exempts, replacing 23of 25 dc's thinking he knew it all.

Tell that to Danny who got taken off his car after that piece of shit alderwhore beefed to Aunt Bea about him. She really backed him up 100%.

5/30/2008 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'M NOT POSITIVE, BUT WHEN SHE MADE LT., SHE WENT TO WORK FOR MOLLOY AS A CAPS LT. OR SOME TYPE OF ACCOUNTABILITY LT. IN HIS OFFICE, SO I DON'T THINK SHE WAS A W/C...COULD BE WRONG...DECENT SGT. THOUGH WHEN SHE WAS IN 008...

5/30/2008 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all BC did during the meeting was play with her blackberry, when she did answer she didn't speak into the microphone and just mumbled. She acted like she didn't want to be there and you could hear an aire of arrogance in her responses that were audible. You copuld definetly see that J-Fed was told to take her, cause she did nothing to support him during the meeting.

5/30/2008 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From bar tender to chief of patrol in twenty years

thats what having a big rack will get you

5/30/2008 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone else in the department other than the patrol division realize that when Monique opens her yapper, she spews nonsense? Why hasn't she been replaced? J-Fed, if you read this, for the love of god, please get rid of Monique Bond.

5/30/2008 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those that say they collect their check on the 1st and 16th and don't care about your supervisors or other work conditions...If you don't have enough personal integrity or self respect to expect the city to value you as an employee or to expect to have qualified supervisors as an employee... you should at least have enough integrity and self respect as a tax paying citizen of this city to demand that the city treat its employees with respect and hire and promote qualified supervisors. Until people start to demanding these things and remain complacent with how things have always been, nothing in this city will change. I for one feel these rumblings are great. It's about time.

5/30/2008 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im looking to transfer, please list the best Watch Commanders and Districts. It seems the Capts are denying time due, getting pissy about activity, lowering morale. Are there any good W/C's out there?

Robbie Levensbaum the desk sgt. at the 26th district.

5/30/2008 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: did anyone read the latest proposal by the city virtually eliminating the "NON-IOD" limited duty position? which by the way, is clearly a violation of the ADA. also, the ADA sees no difference between IOD and NON-IOD. now before everyone goes off talking shit about how they're just a bunch of "dead weight", hear me out.
while i know there are way too many p/o's who are just faking and shouldn't be in that status, (due to the piss poor medical section) but there are many p/o's who have LEGITIMATE medical problems that still do a LOT of administrative work for this dept.. most of these p/o's didn't ask to get fucked-up physically, diabetes, MS, ortho problems, etc....
now why the young and healthy coppers may say fuck em, what will you say if REGRETFULLY you become too ill or too fucked to work the street anymore and the limited duty status is gone. try living on 50% disability, and pay for your health care. that's if you even have enough time to get it!
this pretty much constitutes a lay-off. the "flop" has already pretty much washed their hands of it. who's going to man all the positions at call-back, ERPS, records division, etc.. u think they're gonna make them biddable units? lol. we're talking civilianizing folks. a lot of these "limited-duty" position are very sensitive areas. can you imagine civilians taking care of all the guns, dope, and criminal records of their gang-bangin friends? a loss of ANY sworn positions is one too many! think about it seriously folks and let that USELESS FOP know this is fucked up!

5/30/2008 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was at the last "J-Fed Show". J-Fed was asked why were FTO's in 014 dumped to 009? She asked what did you (person asking question) mean by "dumped", that 009 is not a real bad district.

When ever you are moved from a district that you want to be in to another district that you did not ask to go to, that is a dump.

After listening to that little dump BC, I had to take a big one....

5/30/2008 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If the patch says "Chicago" and we go wherever they want us to go, then why did those two guys get stepped on for catching a murder suspect half a fucking block outside their district?

I mean, their patches say "Chicago" too, don't they?

5/30/2008 02:38:00 AM

Excellent point. Aunt bea did not know how to answer the question and reacted as a typical white shirt. Do what I say not as I do. She is surronded by a bunch of female yes men and is lost. Imagine telling officers who are trying to help recruits; your patch says chicago. No respect for the program or officers.

5/30/2008 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well the schools are just about out for the summer. So what will be the next assignment for this new detail school unit. Maybe more bodies will hit the districts this summer?

5/30/2008 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BC is a great boss in a new position...she does come from patrol and while the 010 dc backed her troops 100%. let's NOT be distracted that Jfed with total arrogance came into CPD swinging, replacing all exempts, replacing 23of 25 dc's thinking he knew it all.

well, BC evidently thought she could handle her new position as well and it shows she is also in way over her head.

5/30/2008 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NATASHA!!!! NATASHA!!!! WHERE IS MOOSE AND SQUIRLL(SP)

5/30/2008 01:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Channel Five reported on the morning news that consumers should expect the cost food/groceries to go up 9% every year til 2012. How well off are we with the prices for gas over $4/gal. and rising? Are we ever going to get a true contract that can help us keep up with the cost of living? These one-two percent raises don't cut it.

5/30/2008 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love visiting this blog. But one repeating theme here is all of the whining, negativity and extreme pessimism. To any P.O. who feels that way, why won't you quit and find another line of work? Oh no, though, you want it both ways. You want to constantly whine about this job (a job that you voluntarily chose) and yet you continue come to work. To folks like you, this department would be better served if you just quit and found another line of work.

5/30/2008 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I laugh at all the dog postings. I answer my calls, write a few parkers a day and get a bus check thats it.

Why anyone would try to do police work in a city that hates the police is beyond me.

Let just one boss tell me my productivity is low. I will call FOP who will of course blow me off. Then I will file an EEOC beef including FOP and I will start a complete shitball rolling.

They can mess with your start time but if the numbers fall off the board because all of us stick together then we have something...ITS CALLED UNITY!

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ANSWER YOUR CALLS THATS IT.

5/30/2008 01:03:00 AM

RIGHT ON BROTHER, RIGHT ON. We need to UNITE and do our minimum job function: ANSWER OUR CALLS FOR SERVICE.

5/30/2008 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is Tobias still in uniform and still running the academy? He is the SOS Scandal. Connect the dots and they all lead back to him.If he is such a great leader then he had to know what was going on in SOS.MAybe JFed should give him the Powers Award for Leadership.If Matt T stays and doesnt go to jail then this JFed and reform is all BULLSHIT

5/30/2008 08:08:00 AM

I just got out of the academy several months ago. ADS Matt Tobias is a man of integrity and honesty. How dare you attack a man that has given so much of himself to this department?

5/30/2008 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where have all the Leaders gone? Leaders are able to garner the respect and support o fthose he leads.( Big difference from supervisor ) Leaders have the confidence of command. They know the job, they did the job they came up through the job. In most cases they were mentored as a PO by a true leader and understood what it took to be a leader and not a supervisor. Leaders are able to get those men and women to respond to the task because they work together as a team to accomplish a goal.

Does the Dept have many leaders today? I think not. The meritious process, and affirmative acion before it. Have completely decimated the ability of the Department to develop true leaders. The men and women in the department have NO CONFIDENCE in most of their supervisors because that is what they are supervisors not leaders. The troops would rather do nothing then face an incompetent supervisor and have to explain their actions or in some cases inactions to an incompetent boob who should have never been promoted in the first place. In many cases our exempt rank NEVER passed a prompotional test of any type at any rank. They just kept getting affirmative action or merit promoted to higher posistions. This incompetence has become too much to overcome. Too mony unprepared, incompetent leaders within the organization. Failure of leadership results in failure of the organization. I am a retired exempt member who saw this coming down the line in the last 10 years I was on the job. If you had two decent Lts. in your District you were lucky.Eight to ten good Sgts. were a blessing the rest were just taking up space and killing time trying to get out of patrol. To all the Men and WOmen on the Department I still love, be careful out there, cover your ass's remember protect each other .
God Bless you all.

5/30/2008 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone else in the department other than the patrol division realize that when Monique opens her yapper, she spews nonsense? Why hasn't she been replaced? J-Fed, if you read this, for the love of god, please get rid of Monique Bond.

5/30/2008 11:22:00 AM

Even if he wants to launch her, he will not get his way until the Booberman crowd evaporates and is no longer around. She is the eyes, ears, nose, toes and everything else for the Boob, except his slam.

5/30/2008 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're a detective and you don't know what a juvenile contact card is?
To the keesing bandit thanks for the English lesson on the blog but please don't take it so serious.

Ask again why you didn't make sergeant, but before that...

Juvenile contact cards didn't come out until the dept. was found in violation of some state juvenile justice law, where the cards have to be separated and destroyed in a timely manner. That's also the reason they are numbered now.

5/30/2008 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Lieutenant said...

Anonymous said...
I laugh at all the dog postings. I answer my calls, write a few parkers a day and get a bus check thats it.

Why anyone would try to do police work in a city that hates the police is beyond me.

Let just one boss tell me my productivity is low. I will call FOP who will of course blow me off. Then I will file an EEOC beef including FOP and I will start a complete shitball rolling.

They can mess with your start time but if the numbers fall off the board because all of us stick together then we have something...ITS CALLED UNITY!

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ANSWER YOUR CALLS THATS IT.

5/30/2008 01:03:00 AM

***********************************

You are a useless POS.
Your productivity is beyond Low! Get more activity, thats an order!

Now file your grievence, or better yet post your name and I will tell you to your face your a dog, and order you to get more activity.

Now what HERO?

LT.

5/30/2008 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok. off the topic however we should have a contest. which district will sink faster? 008, 015, or 021. first district to come in with a watch full of zeros will be the winner. on your mark get set go!!!

5/30/2008 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous a lapsed catholic said...

Does Father Phlegm from St. Sabina hold a doctorate in Ebonics?

He makes Jeremiah Wright come across as Gandhi.

5/30/2008 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen here boys and girls, I worked the watch in 008,when BC was Sgt. She was one of the best Sgts' around, always seemed to have our best interest at heart,really! So please if you don't know her,or she did nothing to YOU,take it easy uh.

5/30/2008 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the hell did he have these meetings for if he doesn't know anything? Sounds like Bea Cuello is actually running the department.

This is why you promote from within.

5/30/2008 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all well and good to poke fun at the top bosses who are obviously way in over their heads, but if you really stopped and thought about it, the city doesn't owe us a thing. All I expect is to be paid on time for work rendered, and to take care of my fellow bottom-feeders on the watch. To expect understanding from a command staff that combined has little to no experience being the police is unrealistic. Get over it. Anyone that works at 35th and Michigan doesn't have one clue about what the Patrol Division does every day. The only thing that concerns them is 1) protecting their spots, and 2) thinking up more things for us bottom-feeders to do. Once you accept that, you will be at peace with this job. If you continue to expect this City, or this Department, to care about what your opinion of something is, you will be in for a long and miserable career. Go to work every day, and take care of your brothers and sisters. The Good Lord knows that if you don't, nobody else will. Let the command staff and their flunkies pat each other on the back, and tell each other about how much they know about police work. If you are truly the police, then it shouldn't bother you.

5/30/2008 01:00:00 AM

Have you any idea of what a stupid assfuck you sound like? Right, just roll over. You're a total retard.

5/30/2008 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the patch says "Chicago" and we go wherever they want us to go, then why did those two guys get stepped on for catching a murder suspect half a fucking block outside their district?

I mean, their patches say "Chicago" too, don't they?

5/30/2008 02:38:00 AM

Exactly, it's all bullshit. All of it.

5/30/2008 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the keesing bandit! What a smart and funny mofo.

More...more please, Mr. Bandit.

5/30/2008 06:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"NATASHA!!!! NATASHA!!!! WHERE IS MOOSE AND SQUIRLL(SP)

5/30/2008 01:57:00 PM"


NATASHA!!!! NATASHA!!!!

VEAR IST MOOOOSE UND SQVURAAALL???!!!!???

5/30/2008 01:57:00 PM

5/30/2008 06:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"From bar tender to chief of patrol in twenty years."

Uhhh, 20 years is a long time, and she's a Dep Sup, not a Chief.

I suppose you were a CEO before you got on the job......or maybe you leaped tall buildings in a single bound.

You worked at McDonald's or delivered pizzas like the rest of us, dickstick.

She was and is a very hard worker. All of these Monday morning quarterbacks bitching on here gets old.

This blog plays a major role in the decline of morale. It starts with us, not various bosses, so why don't you look in the mirror before you start blaming everyone else for your shitty attitude. Personally, I love this job.

By the way, SCC, I usually like your informative posts, but this one makes you look like white trash. I thought you were more intelligent than the garbage you just spewed.

Stick to the issues. Don't jump in on the name-calling.

5/30/2008 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The jfed shows what a dumb ass aunt Bea is..she is not in her postion due to job performance, leadership ability..nor does she have "A Can help attitude" for the frontline POs ..Just another daley diversity hack
Wait.. I got to call PO 5-1313for a real leader

5/30/2008 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: Sgt. ____________
From PO. Downtrodden
Anywhere District
Anywhere Watch
HELL.....ANYWHERE DEPARTENT

Dear Sgt.

I understand your position, and that you are similar to the overseer on a slave plantation, which is how I sometimes feel(like a slave). I must respectfully request that any further communication between us, be it personal or professional, be conducted with not only respect for my position, but also acknowledging the fact that I am an respectful adult, and due respect due to that fact alone. If you feel the need to "admonish" me, please do not raise your voicer atme in front of my co-workers, and ARRESTEES!!!! We are all subjected to stress in our line of work, and sometimes in our personal lives, but we must be vigilant in assuring that our personal differences and/or personal stessors do not affect the way in which we work. That should remain professional at all times, and your performance today was MUCH less than professional. While holding on to what little morale is left, I am attempting to do my service for the citizens of the city of chicago. I also pray often for resilience, that I may keep my faith, and continue to understand my duty to my fellow man. That is why I became a police officer. To serve my fellow citizens, and do what I can to continue to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves.

I hope this may inspire you to AT THE VERY LEAST, treat your fellow co-workers with the respect you would want as a human being. Our position is hard enough without having "one-of-our-own" degrading us for doing our job. I pray that you, and others who share your color shirt will began to utilize TRUE LEADERSHIP SKILLS, and build your troops up, instead of breaking them down.

5/30/2008 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:46pm...

Hey, Lt. Rimfire, either post YOUR name or go take a chill pill.

COMMANDER

5/30/2008 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, I'm with ya 99% of the time, but the stuff about BC's past is a bit over the top.

I'm with 5:43 on this. When Bea was a sergeant in 008 on 3rd watch (for years), she was the most sensible white shirt within sight. The DC, the w/c, Ellen Schmitz, you name it. The district was filled with insanity, and Bea was the only one you could rely on either as a worker or a boss.

You guys might be right about her in her current position or as the 10th district commander.

But just as much as you can take a shot at her as an ex-bartender, I'd bet 90%of the people who passed through the old 3rd watch in 008 would say she paid her dues as a sergeant (and the only "boss") in the busiest district (in terms of calls for service) on the busiest watch in the 90s.

5/30/2008 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TXpYW3t6AA

5/30/2008 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just got out of the academy several months ago. ADS Matt Tobias is a man of integrity and honesty. How dare you attack a man that has given so much of himself to this department?

5/30/2008 03:46:00 PM

Thank you MT. Amazing how a confession will cleanse your soul and sins firgiven. Maybe reverend Fleger could hear his confession? What has he given?

5/30/2008 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand your position, and that you are similar to the overseer on a slave plantation, which is how I sometimes feel(like a slave).
yea, go tote that barge and lift that bale..Jerk

5/30/2008 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

""Cuello did say the FTO's patch says Chicago Police. That was not well received by the audience. But, she also said there were double digit FTO's in 014 and no recruits, and 2 or 3 FTO's in 009. She said the transfer was made with the approval of the union. ""

So, this begs the question, who in management put all the PPO's in districts where there were no FTO's???? And why do the FTO's have to suffer because MANAGEMENT decided to move them instead of the no time PPO's???

And for those of you sticking up for BC, take a pill. She MAY HAVE been a good boss at some point; I never worked for her. But if you were at the meeting, you would have seen for yourself what everyone is beefing about. Exactly like the OP said, she mumbled something into the mike several times and just moved on. J-Fed should have left her at home. He kept saying she is a people person and really likes the job she does. If this was the BEST candidate for DS, the department is in worse shape than I thought.

5/30/2008 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Tell that to Danny who got taken off his car after that piece of shit alderwhore beefed to Aunt Bea about him. She really backed him up 100%."

I talked to DannYE (sic), just the other day. He seemed pretty happy and didn't have a bad word to say about Bea.

5/30/2008 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is Tobias still in uniform and still running the academy? He is the SOS Scandal. Connect the dots and they all lead back to him.If he is such a great leader then he had to know what was going on in SOS.MAybe JFed should give him the Powers Award for Leadership.If Matt T stays and doesnt go to jail then this JFed and reform is all BULLSHIT

5/30/2008 08:08:00 AM

Let me guess, you were dumped or turned down............

5/30/2008 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now what HERO?

LT

I bet you give good head Lt. Is that how you got your position.
Let the game begin...but you post your name first jagoff. You can blow me and your index FUCKOFF!

5/31/2008 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC's point wasn't that she was a bartender. SCC's point appears to be WHO she bartended for. She took care of the the old Irish crew (and married Irish) and LAPA do nothings and made merit the whole way. Tending bar and having five older brothers doesn't prepare you for command any more than flipping burgers.

5/31/2008 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Don't come to 021 because with the new D/C you will have to do some work. I don't think that this district will be last in the city in arrests any longer. 021 is not a sinking ship but a team in the rebuilding stage. All you people who preach do nothing and come in with 0's great, I hope the officers that patrol your neck of the woods do the same then you will see how it is when the gang bangers are on your corners at night and the police drive by. By all means go out there off duty and do something so you can get fired and then the dept can hire someone that wants to do the job. Then you can move out of the city and be happy. How soon we forget the oath we took and how quick we become followers of the malcontent.

5/31/2008 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Tending bar and having five older brothers doesn't prepare you for command any more than flipping burgers."

I'm not sure where other than on this blog anyone said that tending bar prepared her for command. It might not be your particular straw man, but its a straw man nonetheless.

I could be wrong, but I though the thing about five brothers was her saying it helped prepare her for becoming a PO, not a boss. If I'm right, than this would also be a straw man.

If she is a bad exempt, so be it. The point people here are making is that at one time she was one of the best sergeants you could ask for anywhere in the city.

Busiest district, busiest watch, best sergeant. So her background through sergeant seems to be pretty justified.

Whats happened to her since seems a fair question, but there seeems to be far less of a focus on the substance of her as an exempt. That might be fairer game.

5/31/2008 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC's point wasn't that she was a bartender. SCC's point appears to be WHO she bartended for. She took care of the the old Irish crew (and married Irish) and LAPA do nothings and made merit the whole way. Tending bar and having five older brothers doesn't prepare you for command any more than flipping burgers.

5/31/2008 07:03:00 AM

and between bartending and being a ds wed to the irishman, she has a deep, dark secret. his initials are harvey radney. that's who made her, and gave her the leg up. he pushed her and pulled her and stimulated her career behind the scenes and out of the public eye, so behind the scenes that it was deep-deep-deep-deep-deep unndercover, to the point that his secretive career stimulation couldn't have been any deeper and darker. she was a good student and advancement came easy, one after the other. she learned the chicago way of climbing on the fast track. and as far as her time in 008, being the sanest one in the nuthouse doesn't make you a great boss, it just means that she was the best that the nuthouse had to offer. she is not a great boss, by any means or any measure. and as far as her time in 010, anybody with a lick of sense can allow a smooth running operation to continue running smoothly, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see the obvious, unless you are a total jerk like john doty. what an idiot. a lazy fool messing with a smooth running gem like 021. it figures though, he has been a lazy idiot his whole career.

5/31/2008 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPS AND CPD: You can actually see it happening! The Chicago Public School system is run by the democrat party in Chicago. Uneducated political whores running the show. Sure they have degrees that say they are educated but it's all smoke and mirrors. Stupid people vouching for other stupid people. "I must be smart I got me a degree!" The results are plain to see. The CPS are a national embarrassment. But then you cannot embarrass a democrat.

Now it's our turn! The CPD Supt's
Chief of Staff , Masters, has ZERO law enforcement experience. But what he does have is ratso Daley's ear.
His loyalty is to the Daley Crime Family and not to the CPD.

Just as the totally corrupt Daley Crime Family has distroyed the Chicagp Public Schools they are now destroying the CPD. Soon what use to be a really great police Dept. will sink to the level of the Chicago Public Schools.

A level of deserved national contempt!

5/31/2008 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the keesing bandit! What a smart and funny mofo.

More...more please, Mr. Bandit.

5/30/2008 06:08:00 PM

Must be the same shit for brains that likes the Scotchbreath nonsense.

6/01/2008 02:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you any idea of what a stupid assfuck you sound like? Right, just roll over. You're a total retard.

5/30/2008 06:05:00 PM


Please re-read the post, if you can, and point out where it says for anyone to roll over.

6/01/2008 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

big babys stop talking about about BC or Jfed- When starks or Kline were in office along with Hillard they did the same thing no answers and mumble. When the others were in power the Finnagens and hernandez got away with crime and we are all paying for it, Those guys were nothing but filthy greety bastards that ruin everything for us, dont blame the Sup or BC blame all the other bosses, now they are sitting high on the hog with high paying jobs, fat as Kline riding the bike in Flroida, Hillard teaching, taking the job of some family guy or girl that needs it more, not that arrong bastard. The Sup and BC are doing the best they can with what they were given, BC has alot on her plate, These people need our support and their families support.

Blame Jerry and Keith those are the bastards that put us in this mess along with all the other police gangsters. The city has great cops, lets start house cleaning and take the dicks out of specialized units and also the Sgt that are detectives back in the areas, not sitting on their fat asses at Homan Square, get rid of Fugitive Warrents is a waste combine with another unit, too many bosses at Homan Square aling with LT's sitting on their laurels also who needs Caps Lt.

6/02/2008 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The answer to Natasha were is Moose, he is working at the 10th District desk hiding like a little bitch, directing orders to PPo wanna be boss, he is toooo scare to go on the streets, so there you find Moose.

6/02/2008 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/31/2008 08:32:00 AM

Stick your oath in your a$$

6/02/2008 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
I love the keesing bandit! What a smart and funny mofo.

More...more please, Mr. Bandit.

5/30/2008 06:08:00 PM

Must be the same shit for brains that likes the Scotchbreath nonsense.

6/01/2008 02:01:00 PM

Actually, the Bandit is funny and to the point, while the Scotchbreath author needs a ruthless editor.

6/03/2008 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

-3 guys made Sgt
-1 guy made E.T.
-1 guy retired
-A few got detailed
Why are there no openings in 17?

6/04/2008 03:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why is the capt on 2nd watch in 19 listed by the department as being hispanic yet her sister also on the job is listed as white/caucasion...hmmmm will someone please answer that?

6/07/2008 07:43:00 AM  

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