Sunday, May 18, 2008

Oh Shit - Mette Update

From Mike's people:
  • BULLETIN
    May 17; Iowa City, IA

    On Friday, May 9th, Mike went to the prison infirmary at North Central Correctional Facility complaining of sickness and a pain in his lower right abdomen. The nurse merely gave Mike a laxative and told him that nothing was wrong with him.

    On May 13th, Mike's appendix burst and another prison nurse had him transported to the local hospital. He was subsequently transferred to the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Antibiotics failed to cure the infection.

    Today, the Mette Family was notified that Mike will undergo an appendectomy. The surgical procedure may include a partial removal of his COLON due to infection.

    MMDF:jn
Prayers and well wishes for Mike only. And referrals for a good Personal Injury lawyer. After Mike gets better, he should end up owning fucking Iowa.

UPDATE: From Mike's Dad and Mom
  • Everyone,
    Just received a call from the hospital in Iowa City and the doctor stated the operation went well. They were able to get the appendix out without removing any part of Mike's bowels which would have left him with a colostomy bag on him for awhile. They cleaned out the infection and he'll probably be there for another 7 to 10 days. better food and company for Mike but we can't call or visit while he's at the hospital.
    Bob & Patti
Small miracles. We need a few more now.

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115 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cha-ching! Get well soon, Mike.

5/17/2008 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Bobbie Someadvise said...

I would suggest looking up "Chicago Magazine" a few moths back they had ratings of the best attorneys in each field. If the politicians of state want to treat us like second class citizens SCREW THEM!!!!!!!

5/17/2008 05:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like the prison nurses are as incompetent as the judge.What a nightmare....

5/17/2008 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like Mike may have a nice payday comming...

5/17/2008 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope all turns out well with him. To his father, Bob, the best.

2463a - from many years ago

5/17/2008 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish Mike the best.

5/17/2008 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get well soon Mike, To the Mette family you are in our prayers.
IOWA STAY OUT OF CHICAGO

5/17/2008 06:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the fuck is our future convict mayor and gov doing about this.. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.
I hope Rod and Richie share the same cell...

5/17/2008 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy does not deserve this!

What the fuck!!!!

Get well Mike... GOD SPEED!

5/17/2008 06:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MIKE IS IN OUR PRAYERS ~ AND FUCK IOWA!

5/17/2008 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to Mike could happen to anyone. He'd never be in any trouble if he didn't come on this stupid fucking job.

Best wishes, Mike.

5/17/2008 07:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you Mike and with your family. I just wish this could all get resolved in a quicker fashion than it is. What is the status of the lawsuit? When is Iowa going to pay?

5/17/2008 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not AT ALL unusual.

And it's not incompetence.

Some of the best skim comes out of a prison's infirmary; also, the chow hall and facility maintenance.

And when they really want to increase the skim, they pilfer the prison commissary and recreation funds.

After all, who really gives a fuck about those incarcerated?

5/17/2008 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sue those fuckers and take everything they have; this includes the judge and the fucking prosecutor. Then start with the IDOC...Fuck those bastards

5/17/2008 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can we get an address of where to send cards/well wishes? thanks.

5/17/2008 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GET WELL MIKE!!

First week of paramedic school they would tell NOT to give a laxative to a patient with severe lower right quadrant distress. Keep this in mind for you families.

Again, did Blago ever contact the governor of Iowa about a pardon?

There may be a rush to do that now, be sure not to sign away any liability rights.

5/17/2008 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call Corboy, he's the best in the Business!!!!!! and a friend to the police, he will make them pay!!!! Mike hang in there bud, your justice will come!!!!

5/17/2008 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Philip Corboy - his father was a captain. There is none better.

5/17/2008 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike i'll pray for your return to good health along with you release.

5/17/2008 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I PRAY FOR MIKE EVERY NIGHT.

old revolver police

5/17/2008 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jody Woo Woo, you use your Feeb connects to get Mike Mette out of jail, and I promise you most of the coppers would work for you...or at least we'd think about it.

At least read the case file.

5/17/2008 07:47:00 PM  
Blogger Crimefile said...

The emergency surgery and spread of poison in Mette’s abdominal cavity is indeed life threatening. There is no easy way out from here as he has suffered a permanent and possibly fatal injury to gross medical malpractice.

The normal medical response is when in doubt to remove the appendix. Most of these removals involve a healthy appendix but the risk of not removing it is always so severe.

Just another heartbreak of American injustice…

Mette nees an Iowa PI spcialist to handle his claim.

Right now Mette needs to survive. m I wish him well.

5/17/2008 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read Laski's book it explains how bad the health care is in the prison system

5/17/2008 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I send Mike cards. I try to stay upbeat even if Mike writes back somewhat solemnly. It's the least we can do. Thanks SCC for showing me how to do it. Do I need a new address? An old dumb retiree with a box of cards and stamps at the ready.

5/17/2008 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RLQ pain indicative of appendix, very poor judgement whoever examined him. God bless you Mike, my prayers are with you, get well soon.

5/17/2008 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pray for Mike. Enforce the law with vigor when you encounter Iowans.

5/17/2008 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They need to get hold of Bob Clifford or Demetrio (Sp). Even the CC ASA's know who the good ones are - they are good knowing who to turn to.

this is just sick! How much does one kid have to go through???


Can ANYBODY from the "leadership" of this city,county, state step up to the pkate for this poor kids behalf?? They sure seem to do it enough when it is a mope involved and it comes back to bite them in the ass, and they still do it.

HELP THIS KID OUT!

5/17/2008 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope he sues the shite out of them, this poor man...get better soon, Mike.

5/17/2008 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody was so quick to tip off start an FBI investigation of Cozzi. You would think he would start one as to why Mette got railroaded.

Now, that might help with morale.

5/17/2008 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God works in weird ways sometimes. I hope and pray that Mike Mette becomes a multi-millionaire out of this whole injustice.

5/17/2008 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get well Mike and then sue the shit out of 'em.

5/17/2008 08:38:00 PM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

Get well soon, Mike. I'm praying you get out of that hell hole that you don't belong in period!

I hope you sue the balls off them.

5/17/2008 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How unbelievably horrible. He'll be included in our prayers tomorrow at Mass.

5/17/2008 08:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You'd think 20-20 would jump on a story like this! The poor guy gets railroaded by some idiot judge and now this! Jesus.

5/17/2008 08:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just when you think the situation couldn't get any worse...WTF?!? Where is the fucking justice?

5/17/2008 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good God I hope he is OK, I'll pray for him. And damn to hell those rotten bastards and that nurse. I hope when all is over he is OK and winds up owning the state of Iowa.

5/17/2008 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I for one am sick and tired of taking 'dope sick' individuals to the hospital. Mike doesn't seem like a complainer so they should have taken him to the hospital. Sue their fucking pants off!!! Make 'em pay for the operation and hospital stay and then sue. If this were some mutt in Chgo, you know the city would settle for about 2 or 3 million dollars. Momma would say, "He a honor ro' student. The poliece put that gun, and drugs on him, then beat him." Yeah right, mom. He's only been arrested twelve times. Sorry, just ranting.

5/17/2008 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope he sues the shit out of the original nurse or doctor who gave him a laxative instead of properly treating the emerging appendicitis. What a nightmare: improperly convicted and now denied basic medical care. We should organize a new petition addressed to Amnesty International seeking to remedy the denial of primary medical care, which international law and U.S. law recognize as a basic right of the imprisoned. I hope Mike gets punitive damages against the state of Iowa and the medical staff. Mike tonight our prayers are with you and your family. Best of luck on your recovery.

5/17/2008 09:10:00 PM  
Blogger ShavedLongcock said...

Mike Mette:

Best wishes and a speedy recovery!

Our prayers, thoughts and good well wishes are with you!

5/17/2008 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no medical degree, just a mom who has raised four kids and even I know that those are symptoms of a ripe appendix! I mean Jesus!

5/17/2008 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the hell Mike is documenting everything that has happened to him. It's either going to make a good lawsuit or a good movie.

5/17/2008 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the jagoff of a Judge that sentenced him gets the shits for a fucking month.

5/17/2008 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To The METTE Family...Look up a lawyer named Steven Phillips...WWW.PHILLIPSLAWOFFICE.Com..Phone# 312-346-4262..ask for Steven Phillips..The man is a wizard!! His office is at 161 N. Clark St on the 49th floor..Tell Him that you heard about him from Michael's parents ...Julie and Mark he will know who you are talking about..You will not be sorry for contacting this man...He is THE BEST!!! Fights like a man possessed...He has a smaller firm and really focuses on his clients, gives them a lot of personal attention...By the way...CORBOY is NOT the "Best in the business" He just picks the BIG cases and runs his firm like a "Business" he is very impersonal ...Steven will come to your house to meet with you and do everything in his power to make you comofrtable...not inconvienenced...Call this man...I guarantee you will not be disappointed....Forget Corboy unless you are on a plane or hit by a gas truck etc...he picks the big cases and doesn't care about anything else...Call Steve TODAY

5/17/2008 09:43:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

A speedy recovery to Michael... he's going to be in the hospital for awhile.

GOD BLESS THE METTES AND SCREW IOWA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5/17/2008 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love you guys/girls out here.
Be safe.

5/17/2008 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read the james laski book, "my fall from grace".

Jim Laski made notice in his book, DO NOT get sick in jail. NOBODY in there cares. its a sad but true fact.

PLEASE get well soon MIKE METTE.
God Bless you and your family.

5/17/2008 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Thoughts and prayers are with Mike and his family.

5/17/2008 10:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you mean our medical section also treats and does medical referrals in the IOWA PRISON SYSTEM. TO THE METTE FAMILY BEST WISHES AND GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY. MAY I SUGGEST THE LAW FIRM OF BAAL AND O'CONNOR / CHICAGO,IL.

5/17/2008 10:38:00 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

I hope that he recovers without any further complications. And I hope that he sues the shit out of them too!! I was going to suggest Clifford as well.

I would also suggest Cogan & McNabola http://www.cogan-mcnabola.com/ I had to testify on behalf of someone, after I left the job, regarding an accident. They were extremely professional, strong, and smart. They won a multi-million dollar settlement for the victim. And they went up against AIG Insurance.

Either way - I just hope that Mike recovers and someone figures out a way to get him the hell outta there!!

5/17/2008 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Mettes dad is a very smart man. Phil Corboy is also a very smart man who has had kids in law enforcement.

5/17/2008 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-FED is looking into the Mike Mette case and its because of SCC. According to my source J-FED is pissed off that happened to Mike Mette. Good Job SCC!!!

5/17/2008 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What those parents must be going through! Can you imagine if it was your son?

5/17/2008 11:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get well soon Mike. My family is praying for you.

5/17/2008 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What happened to Mike could happen to anyone. He'd never be in any trouble if he didn't come on this stupid fucking job.

Best wishes, Mike.

5/17/2008 07:12:00 PM

Agreed Get vwell Mike! WTF are we allowing these idiots over in iowa and in illinois to do to one of our own! Fuck daley and all the criminals like blago and stroger the jagoffs never stick up for any of us! 1st and 16th that is all!

5/18/2008 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike, we'll see u at the bears' games this fall. fuck iowa.

5/18/2008 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crappy (lazy) nurse.
Mike has been on my prayer list since he was unjustly imprisoned. Someone please help this kid and his family.

5/18/2008 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Michael, Read the St. Michael's prayer. Remember who it was written for. Life is full of complications. You're a good man.

5/18/2008 01:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT BULLSHIT!! I hope he sues!

OT,

I see tac and gang teams in 16, 17, 20, are being farmed out to the ghetto. So it begins.....

5/18/2008 01:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope Mike sues them for a pretty penny!!!

5/18/2008 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Tired of bieng tired of it said...

GOOD POINT!!!! JODY WAKE YOUR ASS UP!!! YOU GO OUT OF YOUR WAY TO JAM COPPERS UP..... BUT WONT HELP US WHEN RAILROADED???? WHY WOULD WE WORK FOR YOU????? SHOW THAT YOUR ABOUT THE FACTS OF THE CASE, LOOK INTO IT! USE YOUR FEEB CONNECTS TO DO SOMETHING GOOD, AND MAYBE, AT LEAST SOME OF US, WONT LET THIS CITY BURN THIS SUMMER!!!!

5/18/2008 02:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I.diots
O.ut
W.alking
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god bless , mike

ex 011

5/18/2008 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the America? God Mik, I thought the civol rights movement of the 1960's was for your rights too?

5/18/2008 02:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW every time i think I have it bad something like this reminds me to stop whining. This poor guy has had about the worst luck possible over the past yr or 2 and I wish him and his family all the best. God Bless and a quick recovery! As for the lawsuit Im sure he has a case but considering how this could have turned out, we should be happy he is ok and not worried about that right now. Let him and his family take care of all that

5/18/2008 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless you Mike. Our prayers are with you and your family.

5/18/2008 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting. Bob Dylan writes a song about Ruben (Hurricane) Carter. Denzel stars in the movie about it but Mike gets nothing.

I guess Mike's has the wrong color skin to stir up any sympathy.

5/18/2008 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I ain't Chicago anymore, but you from Iowa? Press hard, four copies, it's only a promise to appear. Play stupid fuck-fuck games, win stupid fuck-fuck prizes.

5/18/2008 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all the money he is gonna get, he doesn't even need to worry about trying to get back on to this stupid department.

Karma is a real mo fo.

5/18/2008 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anyone sees Iowa plates on a car... well, you know what to do.

5/18/2008 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After all, who really gives a fuck about those incarcerated?

5/17/2008 07:19:00 PM

Yeah,its not that an innocent man could possibly go to prison or anything.

5/18/2008 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say start a district wide work stoppage until the city of Chicago and state of Illinois does something to get Mike out now!

NO REVENUE! NO PARKERS! NO MOVERS!Write paper for whatever you can and create back logs. We arent doing a damn thing for Mette.

When you make a traffic stop block traffic and create traffic jams.

Dammit we arent doing enough let alone anything to help this kid!

5/18/2008 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF, all this over a bullshit fistfight with a drunken punk. Hope ALL U dumb-fuck Iowans involved in this mess are happy, you IMBICILES. What Goes Around Comes Around, remember that. God Bless Mike, somehow good people need to figure out a way to get him out of there B-4 something else happens. He certainly doesn't deserve ANY of this crap.

5/18/2008 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless Mike and his family.

Get better and get paid.

5/18/2008 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What really pisses me off is that BY ACCIDENT the public finds out that the Governor pardoned some asshole, erased their felony convictions and on top of it gave her church a million dollar grant.

What is Mike Mette? Chopped liver?
The least the Governor could do is bitch about what happened to Mike Mette in the press. He sure sucks up to everybody else! The focus and sympathy is always on the losers do -nothings. It's time someone who deserves it get's a break.

As for J-Fed, if he wants to redeem himself for his vindictiveness towards Cozzi, he should help a copper that deserves it.

5/18/2008 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hang in there bro,the interest will add up.

5/18/2008 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michigan Cop calls Chicago Cop says "Whats up with this bullshit Michael Mette???" Michigan Cops say we're in. Whatever you're doing to save this kid, we are in. Thanks Michigan Cops. We always liked you.

5/18/2008 03:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First things first. Mike get better and worry about the lawyer shit later. Also the fest to Bob, Patti, Matt and Jennifer.

Stay away from Corboy. He is an asshole polititiam as is his wife and he will fing a connection to screw coppers whereever he can. I've been here. When one looks up
"whore lawyer" in the dictionary there is Corboys picture.

5/18/2008 03:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we get a protest or march to gether to go to iowa and show this hillbilly town what a real police dept, looks like?and letting all the local media know we are coming will get it on the news and in the spotlight of what an injustice and incompetent system with a bias judge they have,tell me someone is working on this,i know we could get 20 busloads to hillbillyville,right?

5/18/2008 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

... good luck to ya ....

5/18/2008 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get Well Soon Mike...to Mike's family...i'm so very sorry that you have to go thru all of this!! God will send him back home soon!!! God Bless

5/18/2008 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-FED is looking into the Mike Mette case and its because of SCC. According to my source J-FED is pissed off that happened to Mike Mette. Good Job SCC!!!

5/17/2008 11:19:00 PM

"J-Fed's" been doing a lot of things and accomplishing nothing.

5/18/2008 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But CAN he sue? Any attys want to comment?

5/18/2008 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting. Bob Dylan writes a song about Ruben (Hurricane) Carter. Denzel stars in the movie about it but Mike gets nothing.

I guess Mike's has the wrong color skin to stir up any sympathy.

5/18/2008 08:55:00 AM

No. Mike's just not a career criminal that shouldn't have gone down for this particular crime like Hurricane Carter. You have to be a low life asshole to garner the right supporters, I guess.

5/18/2008 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But CAN he sue? Any attys want to comment?

5/18/2008 04:03:00 PM

Of course he can sue for the medical malpractice. The care at the prison infirmary fell beneath the general level of competence.

He probably can't sue for the conviction - everyone you would need to sue is covered in immunity.

He could sue the "victim" for battery and malicious prosecution.

And finally - quit talking about hiring Corboy, Demetrio, or Bob Clifford - these are Illinois licensed attorneys.

You have to get a juiced Iowa attorney - preferably a Med Mal guy with ties to law enforcement.

5/18/2008 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully John Kass will pick up on it.

5/18/2008 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont know Mike...but my heart goes out to this guy. Hope he is ok and I pray that he makes it out ok...

006th district

5/18/2008 05:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim Laski was never told there's a spell checker with most word procesing programs that could have made him look at least 10% less illiterate than he is. It must be hard to type when youre whining.

5/18/2008 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 5/17/2008 11:19:00 PM

Can you get more from your source, please?

5/18/2008 06:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike, we're thinking of you and your family.
If it helps, we get demoralized in roll call every night.
LOL....Just trying to keep it light, brother...get well! Stay Proud!!!

5/18/2008 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Folks, that which does not kill us makes us stronger.

5/18/2008 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Flannel Shirt Guy said...

Godspeed Mette. You are in our prayers.

5/18/2008 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey scc-what's the deal with the BIS program arbitration ruling. do you know if this ruling has been published.

5/18/2008 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully John Kass will pick up on it.

5/18/2008 05:38:00 PM

John's great, but, Mike needs someone with some political muscle to step up. This is such a ridiculously unfair situation. When you look at other people who have done worse and gotten less, it sickens me.

5/18/2008 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Jim Laski was never told there's a spell checker with most word procesing programs that could have made him look at least 10% less illiterate than he is. It must be hard to type when youre whining.

5/18/2008 05:55:00 PM

True laski's book is nothing but grade school bullshit what a jag!

5/18/2008 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Keesing Bandit says--

"...Jim Laski was never told that there is a spell checker in most word procesing programs..."

Practice what you preach, Herman.

It's processing!!!

Now, kees me you fool!!!

5/19/2008 04:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J=Fed would prove his manhood if if stepped up for Mike M.

Pallidin

5/19/2008 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This poor man, how much more will they put him through? Stay strong Mike. Keeping you in my prayers.

5/19/2008 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know SCC you lack imagination...I keep asking about demonstartions and the like and nothing from you. You have started the conduit, use it. We should have had a handful of marches already, if no where else around the State of Illinois building, asking for intervention on Mike's behalf...How about a regular one or two person post in front of the State of illinois, with signs demanding help for Mike. Keep it in everyones mind...How about a petition to Jodi, Blago, Madigan.????

5/19/2008 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would donate more of my check to mike if he is suing the prison, the nurse, the judge and the entire state of iowa......

5/19/2008 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for all your kind words...Our family really does appreciate it!

Jen (Mike's sister)

5/19/2008 06:02:00 PM  
Blogger CrazydadUSA said...

I'm an aggressive Indiana Prosecutor. I am hated by defense attorneys, lazy cops, lazy prosecutors, drunk drivers, domestic batterers psychotic truck drivers and anyone with an Iowa driver's license. I have more than 25 family members and friends on the Chicago Police Department. It makes me sick to my stomach that the Cook County ASA's behave the way that they do.

The day that Mike Mette was convicted, I created a "Mette Infraction Zone" in my jurisdiciton. Translated, anyone with an Iowa driver's license pays the ticket or goes to trial. Maximum fines and licene suspensions for no-shows. When they complain I provide the phone number 515-281-5211, ask for Governor Chet Culver and refer to the Mike Mette Division.

Please be careful out there.

5/19/2008 09:29:00 PM  
Blogger RAG said...

The good news -- if there is any good news -- is that the University of Iowa Hospitals is a world class place (largest university hospital complex in the world, as I recall) and the care there is exceptional. Glad he got there in time!

5/20/2008 03:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why the hell isn't Katie Couric and 20/20 doing a story on this? The media is corrupt and self serving for sweeps week. Best wishes for Mike and his family. You are all in my prayers.

5/20/2008 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was planning a river boat trip to the casinos, but after reading
and praying for Officer Mette's situation. I wouldn't drop a dime in that state!! Screw Iowa! If I ran out of gas I would push my car to the border!!
And to think a year ago I was looking at hunting/camping grounds to purchase over there.
Jody step up to the bat, grab your balls and play the game. Get your officer out of harms way like you're suppose too!
You were the uniform now do your fucking job!~

5/20/2008 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike, I hope you become a millionaire from this. Since when you get out your chances of finding a real job have been nixed by those hog F__King morons in Iowa!! Blessings for you Mike and your family!!

5/20/2008 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I think of Mike in jail I just want to cry....

5/20/2008 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We should organize a new petition addressed to Amnesty International seeking to remedy the denial of primary medical care, which international law and U.S. law recognize as a basic right of the imprisoned." 5/17/2008 09:10:00 PM

Amnesty International is a GREAT idea - send them an email about Mike at

http://www.amnesty.org/en/contact,

or directly to admin-us@aiusa.org

5/20/2008 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are OUR politicians? Where is the FOP? Where is the MEDIA? This is a travesty of justice!!! Anyone workng this job has come across homicide offenders who have been released once, twice, three times, each time murdering again! No room in the prisons for them! It is time to put this double standard of justice to rest! Because of OUR occupation we are denied equal protection of the law. Unless a politician or police official STEPS up, this guy is just screwed. We need SOMEONE on our side. The CONSTIUTION should apply to ALL americans, not denied to the ones that risk their lives to protect every citizen. The most hardened criminals get assistance from Northwestern but a policeman gets shunned! It is about time we get even in the best way we can. Cease to assist.

5/20/2008 10:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many of you send your kids to University of Iowa, Iowa State, St. Ambrose, Cornell College, etc. If every city worker who has a kid in school in Iowa, pulled them from the roster, they would lose a ton of $$$. What speaks louder to a politician than $$$$? Nothing! If you want to do something about this kid's injustice, then do it. I guarantee that not one of the police who send their kid there, will pull them! In that case I hope their kid doesn't get involved in a bar fight!

5/20/2008 11:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers to Mike and his family. May God heal and release Mike asap

5/21/2008 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here's more local contact info for Amnesty International

Mid-West Office
53 West Jackson
Suite #731
Chicago, IL 60604
phone: (312) 427-2060
fax: (312) 427-2589
1-866-A-REGION
aiusamw@aiusa.org

5/21/2008 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike did himself an injustice by changing his story to the cops several times, then got bad legal advice and not taking a plea. Hope he gets well soon.

5/22/2008 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are yellow ribbons on many of our trees to show support for our troops. Let's add a blue ribbon for Mike.

5/22/2008 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the post at 5/22/2008 03:03:00 PM:

Mike never received a plea deal...

5/22/2008 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike's address for right now is:
University of Iowa Hospital
200 Hawkins Dr.
Iowa City, Ia 52242-1009
I do not know if his inmate number is needed or not.
He will be here for at least another 7 to 10 days. We are going to see him this weekend.

His mom-Patti

5/23/2008 09:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike's birthday is coming up June 13, send him a card if you want!

Thanks,
Jen (Mike's sister)

5/25/2008 10:30:00 AM  

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