Monday, June 09, 2008

Here's a Flat Spot

Set up the Port-a-Shitters here!




Yup. That appears to be OUR Police Memorial. Used as a staging ground for picnickers and yes, Port-a-Johns. A reader writes that the grounds dedicated to OUR dead were used in a less than respectful manner by the Park District during the run-up and aftermath of the Mexico v Peru soccer match. Can anyone else verify this? We'd be demanding an apology at the very least.

Not the best choice of placement and possibly not the most innocent placement either.

We know there's at least one reader who's going to be screeching about how this is exactly like the Obama rally in the Pacific Northwest that set up port-a-johns on their police memorial. He posted about fifty times expressing his belief that Obama picked the site, hired the surveyors that charted the layout and personally selected the leakiest port-a-johns to put on the memorial. You lucky readers didn't have to wade through that crap because we deleted it all. We won't be entertaining similar comments here either.

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156 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't see anything through those pictures.

6/09/2008 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep contributing your payroll deductions to the PhatPhil Slush Fund. Guess this is what he meant by "Mission beyond the Memorial" a designated area for relieving ones self. Hey we get crapped on daily,the powers that be figured it should go for our fallen comrades as well

6/09/2008 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

could it be that fat phil rented out the space at the memorial to the pee-pot companies.

6/09/2008 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have family on that wall. That is an insult to every person listed there. That should be considered hallowed ground. Where is the well paid memorial leader on this one?

6/09/2008 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm building an ark....WTF how much more rain we going to get???

6/09/2008 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Un Fucking Believable!!!!!

6/09/2008 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not surprised by this action. The politicians and the news media,and the exempt brass only like police officers when one of us is killed in the line of duty.They work from the same script about how the dead officer was an aggressive police officer and cared about the community he worked in, and was trying to make a difference.Then they start screeching about how guns are to blame for all the violence.They never want to hold the murderer of the police officer responsible for his actions,they blame his environment,lack of schooling,blah,blah;yada,yada.The same liberal bullshit.I can recall when PO Doffyn(015)was killed.The City of Chicago was going to deny benefits to Doffyn's daughter because PO Doffyn was still in PPO status.Ray Coffey wrote a column about this situation in the Chicago Sun-Times.Because of the adverse reaction,the City of Chicago awarded her the benefits.It was only because of this column.They only care about us when we are dead and gone.They will always fuck us over when we are alive.By the way,they informed PO Doffyn's family of the denial of benefits on the day of his funeral..

6/09/2008 05:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not? They're shitting on us already anyway.

6/09/2008 05:34:00 AM  
Blogger 5 and gone said...

This is exactly one reason not to have a police memorial in an often secluded public place. Does anyone remember how many times the Haymarket memorial statue was damaged before they moved it to the police academy?

Now we have spent millions in private donations to have scum put their shitters on the memorial grounds. Do you think the Daley family would stand for the same at the Daley family plot?

Now what, do you think the city will pay to have a car sit there full time to prevent people from pissing on it?

I am not a fan of memorials, there are entirely too many memorials to every conceivable thing. A goofy crack whore in 019 got squashed by a semi truck and they started a memorial. I don't know if anyone left her rap sheet at the memorial or not.

With the attitude that many citizens have towards the police you can predict what might happen to the police memorial once the porta potty thing is publicized. It will soon become the favored urinal along the lakefront.

6/09/2008 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of flat heads...err spots.

Today being Monday, 9 June 2008, there are 966 days left in J-Feds contract.

6/09/2008 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

IF ANY OF U ACTUALLY DONATE U R A SUCKR!


READ THEIR HANDOUT THAT ON ON THE FLOOR AT EVERY DISTRICT.

U WILL NOTICE THAT THE MEMORIAL RAKES IN 100,000'S$$$.

WHAT HAVE THEY PASSED OUT

ABOUT 20,000
THEY DONT EVEN POST THE NAMES OF THE PEOPLE THEY HAVE HELPED!
WHY DO U THINK THEY DONT!

COPORATION ARE GIVING SOME SERIOUS CASH And dont forget the t shirt EVERYONE BUYS, U DONT SEE THAT AMOUNT LISTED ANYWHERE?

I DONT WANT TO EVEN GUESS THE AMOUNT TAKING OUT OF EACH OFFICERS CHECK EVERY FEW WEEKS.

GO TO THEIR WEBSITE U CANT EVEN FIND OUT WHOSE IN CHARGE OF THE DONATIONS OR HOW TO APPLY FOR AID FOR A DEAD OFFICER!!!

GET LIFE INSURANCE DATS THE BEST WAY TO HELP!!! DONT WAIST UR FAMILIES CASH ON A SCAM.

6/09/2008 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gun recoveries are down over 500 and homicides are up 10% as compared to last year, over 50 people shot this weekend and school isn't even out and it rained one day. The good news batteries to POs are down.

6/09/2008 07:55:00 AM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

Ok. Didn't they need a permit or something for this? Heads better roll!!!!!

A few days ago, a son of a Chicago Police Officer left this comment on my Gold Star Park video:

Not only should we show our respects to the officers that gave their lives in the process of doing their jobs but also to those that spent lifetimes protecting the public without thanks then finally get to retirement only to pass shortly after from the stress related illnesses that 35 to 40 yrs of duty can cause. My dad spent his life as a CPD officer, passed 3 yrs after retirement. He worked all the worst neighborhoods, the riots and DNC in the 60's and more...

6/09/2008 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I prefer to look at this a little differently than previous posters. I see people on the lawn between the memorial and street, people that may not otherwise have even known there was a memorial, and perhaps some of those people took notice of it.

As far as the porta-potties, they seem to be well off the area of the memorial and instead just off the sidewalk leading from the street to the area.

Maybe 001 foot or bike personnel can be assigned to the area of the memorial during large events that would lead to the potential of someone trying to desecrate the memorial in any way such as this soccer game, any Bears’ game, the 3rd of July, etc….

6/09/2008 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT-here's a email from the other day suggesting city workers go to and get paid for going to the olympic rally:

Good Afternoon All:

Mayor Daley is hosting a citywide celebration on the selection of Chicago as one of the finalists being considered to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games. The rally will be held at Daley Plaza (Clark and Washington Streets) tomorrow June 6th at 11:30 AM.
If you're interested in attending you may take your lunch hour plus one hour of approved leave between the hours of 11:00 am and 1:00 PM. As always, please see your immediate supervisor for approval to attend to insure the department's operational needs are met. Thank you.

Sheryl




Sheryl C. McGill
Commissioner

6/09/2008 08:06:00 AM  
Blogger rosco said...

Its what the city and the general public think of you. Does this mean when the line gets long some will just go and do their business on the wall too?

6/09/2008 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes they were sitting there. There were uniformed officers posted at the Memorial to keep the drinkers, pissers, and jagoffs away.

6/09/2008 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT.

If Father Pfleger is allowed to circumvent the rules that every other Priest has to abide by (as his return to St. Sabina has bee reported in the media) every parishioner in the Chicago Archdiocese should withhold their tithing. Another beloved Priest gets transferred "because it's the rules" everyone should flood the Carinal with emails, letters and phone calls because evidently the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

6/09/2008 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous the gringo brazer said...

VIVA MEHEECO!!!!!!!!!!

6/09/2008 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.I can recall when PO Doffyn(015)was killed.The City of Chicago was going to deny benefits to Doffyn's daughter because PO Doffyn was still in PPO status.Ray Coffey wrote a column about this situation in the Chicago Sun-Times.Because of the adverse reaction,the City of Chicago awarded her the benefits.It was only because of this column.They only care about us when we are dead and gone.They will always fuck us over when we are alive.By the way,they informed PO Doffyn's family of the denial of benefits on the day of his funeral..
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I find this very hard to believe. Even though a PPO, he was sworwn and taking police action in uniform. Sounds like BS.

6/09/2008 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Sacerdotalist Batman!!!

The area should never be used for any events except for the Memorial. Just because it has concrete walk ways some morons at the Park District think it would make a great stomping ground.

This will continue with just about every city event until someone says something and who would that be? Where's Phil at or that Sgt. Mike guy who had his hand in my pocket?

Take the Da Mayor and Burke's body guard unit and use them to manned the Memorial 24/7.

6/09/2008 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where the heck is Phil now. Im stopping payroll deduction until Phil resigns his post with the memorial and St. Jude is back on Michigan Ave where it belongs.

6/09/2008 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

figures, just remember that the GD's had a nice parade. they got more respect then us. just what the city thinks of you. now go get some activity

6/09/2008 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can honestly say i am looking for another job. starting last week. cook county and daley are too much

6/09/2008 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember this boys when it comes time to vote....ask yourself do i want a muslim as president? America had a problem with a catholic as pres. in the 60's, but a muslim after all this country has been thru over the last few years

6/09/2008 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People always hated the police, now a days its accepted and loved for politicians to hate us as well. Mostly Dummycrats

6/09/2008 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job suck nuts Keating on getting the guy in church! One question though......how did you get your two wheel lover, you ride on all day into church???

6/09/2008 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Keating thing is false search seizure. Did you see the gun beore you violated his rights?? If it was a P.O. the pod would have indicted us already

6/09/2008 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't see the problem, the city council and the mayor already shit all over us, why not the public at the memorial too?

6/09/2008 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Un Fucking Believable. Can you imagine the shit storm (no pun intended) from the public if this was a war veterans memorial. This is our place of honor for those who died for this city and what do they do they place shitters next to it, This city can kiss my ASS.

6/09/2008 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whats the memorial office phone number????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

6/09/2008 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pritzker and Zell could have paid for the whole park with a personal check? What about that thief Acosta? Slap on the hand and here's your $7500 per month pension!

6/09/2008 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They only care about us when we are dead and gone.They will always fuck us over when we are alive.By the way,they informed PO Doffyn's family of the denial of benefits on the day of his funeral..

6/09/2008 05:20:00 AM

From he bottom of my heart, I do not feel the care about us alive or dead or they would not treat us the way they do. Watch out for each other.

6/09/2008 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hope they put a statue of little dickey on michigan ave. one day. that wont be dog poop on the statue either!

6/09/2008 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It says a lot about the daley criminal crew they want to and do shit all over us! Why? Look at the new exempt promotions all clout with no clue! What us will they do next? junk cars? radios that are junk? no contract? shit hours? Oh sorry flop does nothing but this keeps happening! WTF!

6/09/2008 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off the topic: Can somebody please tell 1620 1st watch to shut up. She really loves to hear herself on the radio. Seriously it's out of control and quite annoying!

6/09/2008 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"By the way,they informed PO Doffyn's family of the denial of benefits on the day of his funeral..

6/09/2008 05:20:00 AM"


Typical.

6/09/2008 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least they did not haul down the American flag and hoist the Mexican or Peruvian flags.

6/09/2008 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Idea!

Lets take one of the six bodyguards that burke has, and maybe even that Police Pod Cameara, and post them both in a conspicouous location at the memorial. An extra camera wouldnt hurt, and I'm sure Burke wouldnt mind giving up one of his Bodyguards that all work days, and get great overtime.

6/09/2008 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crybabies,

Given the appearance of the Budget Rent-a-Truck in two of the photos, it appears that the port-a-potties were about 100 feet away. So, what's the problem? Don't you want the public seeing the memorial? I do. Making it a "staging point for picnics" is a great idea, and I mean that. Don't you want families to see and read the memorial so they can appreciate the sacrifices made by the police? Some of the most hallowed memorials in D.C. have bathrooms in them. It does not degrade them.
It makes them accessible. Weren't you the same website bitching about how the City hides us all during St. Jude's parade? Stop the crying. I'm sure some soccer fans probably saw and properly enjoyed the memorial.

6/09/2008 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, why does Burke have a Pod camera buy his new mansion? Who pays for that? Who mans it? Isnt that 6 police, Sgt Pay money wasting bodyguard detail enough for him? Hey don't worry, it's all on the tax payers.

6/09/2008 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we should organize a massive "shit-in" and collectively dump on the park district hq offices, the peruvian embassy and the mexican embassy.

6/09/2008 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is absolutely shameful and a disgrace to all the departed and their families.

And the Park District could care less. Just a bunch of Daley asswipes and payrollers. Maybe Fat Phil should stand watch over the memorial, with that fat paycheck he takes from it?

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

SCC, send this to the 11th ward alderman. He takes his memorials seriously.

6/09/2008 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SHIT ON AGAIN.
NO FURTHER COMMENT

6/09/2008 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess it might stop them from pissing on the memorial...

6/09/2008 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its already regularly used by drunken Bears fans/pissers/shitters/etc.... Why not soccer teams?

6/09/2008 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about John Thomas? You swear he went down in a hail of bullets! Plus a fund raiser afterwards! Its good to be king!

6/09/2008 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was something similar going on at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial down by the river, only it involved people taking their dogs there to do their duty.

Bad enough that somebody would allow their dogs to crap on the sacrifice of so many, but many of them weren't even picking up after them.

A lot of turds out there, many of them bearing a striking resemblance to actual human beings.

6/09/2008 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im outraged. that is complete b.s

6/09/2008 04:03:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Great column on today's Tribune op-ed page (p. 19) on why I would NEVER vote for ANYONE who traces back to the Chicago Democratic machine, including one Barack Obama.

See "Illinois Politics in D.C." by Dennis Byrne, a regular Tribune contributor and an alumnus of Marquette University.

I'm aware of the Obama toilets on the PPD Memorial in Portland, OR. Has it been confirmed that it also occurred here?

6/09/2008 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fire everybody involved immedately.
That is a memeorial for dead police officers. NOT a park! would you set up the same thing in Arlington, the Vietnam, Korean, or WWII memorial. Mybe if our site was some AIDS memorial then they would have had second thoughts.

P.S Hey Jody, this is what this city thinks of us. Fuck them right back. I'M not doing a fucking thing to help these assholes. AND I will be keeping these pictures to show future recruits just what this city thinks of them.

6/09/2008 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic: Old Phat Phil Cline's mini-me little buddy Hiram Grau will retire this month. He turns 60 years old this June and he is stretching the medical until the b-day so the city will pay his medical insurance until he is 65. Smart, but he is still a cheap fucker. As if 110K a year in retirement isn't enough. Fuck you Hiram. You did not even have the balls to walk away honorably. You took 4 months to slither away, you piece of dog shit.

6/09/2008 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They couldn't build our Police Memorial at the north end of Grant Park right off a parade route on Michigan Avenue.

But when it comes to Richard "It's all for the children, you racists" Daley, you can count on a windfall of "political contributions" from the billionaire Pritzkers to relocate the Children's Museum from Navy Pier to Grant Park despite overwhelming public opposition and lakefront plans almost dating back to when Chicago was incorporated.

Sweet Jesus Christ and Blessed Mother Mary, please deliver us from the antichrist.

6/09/2008 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I posted this once before and I received a few inquiries but no one seemed to want to go on the record with me. Many like the idea but as typical, no one wants to take the risk. It is due to the attitudes like displayed in these photos that my children know, should I be killed in the line of duty, God forbid, neither the Mayor, nor the superintendent, nor any exempt who is not a personal friend of mine will be permitted to attend my services. If they try and bogart their way for publicity sake then my kids know to make all my services private. I for one will not let these people pretend to care about me or my family, clearly they don't. Even the idea of a memorial park, as nice and wonderful for the families as it is, it is sad to see it erected before we get a new Academy and improved training. All because they don't want to put resources into training us, improving our safety, but God forbid they miss a chance to mug for the cameras. Well, not at my expense. They can tell me where to live, they can cut my benefits and way under pay me, and now they put a port-a-john near the brick I purchased to commemorate my father's 35 years of service. But at least I'll have control over my send off..If you agree with this idea just let your family know. Hopefully none of our families will ever have to follow through...

Sgt Dennis O'Brien

6/09/2008 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Police memorial grounds is considered the Great Lawn of Soldier Field and the permits for the area is issued by Timothy Lefevour (remember that name in the history of the court system)and not the Park District.

6/09/2008 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT; I was at work on the westside not long ago when I was waved down by two marked cars with 62xx beat tags. They had no PDTs and asked us to run a plate on a suspicious vehicle. No big deal. We asked what unit they were from. They replied O.C.D., and they were being paid overtime to run around in their black pajamas. The plate/VIN come back clear.

Then they ask us to write it a parker because they didn't have any. Then to top it off I saw one of these OCD troopers call in on his radio that a parker had been issued. He told us that they can claim it as "activity" for the night.

WTF!!!!???!!!

Why are these phone call units being paid over time to be so useless that they can't even write one parker between two of their cars that were on scene?

You and I get fucked on overtime in every way possible, but the phone call units get it?

If I arrived at a detail w/o a full mover, parker, and AVON book I would get SPAR'd. What bullshit.

6/09/2008 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry this is the last straw, fist Phils big paycheck, now this. I'm not giving to that fund anymore.

6/09/2008 04:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's time to show the books on the memorial before I donate a dime.

6/09/2008 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IN Texas last week an offender that fired shots at an officer got LIFE in prison.

Here they practically get probation.

Heh heh the M*therfucker is lucky, my people usually just strap 'em to the chair and let 'er rip. Life in prison, now that's funny!

6/09/2008 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe if the LAZY do nothings on midnights would do something once in a while 1620 wouldn't have to be on the radio so much.

Oh and GFY.

6/09/2008 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS, need anymore be said...let us NOT get distracted.

UNITED, blu/white shirts bound by contracts, right now are in the most powerful position for negotiations with the 2016 olympics looming in the future.

All the posts from haters/baiters that attempt to divert energy/attention should only reinforce our energies and make us more determined to make the city give us a DECENT FAIR CONTRACT that will allow retirement after 29 1/2 YEARS.

STAND TOGETHER!

6/09/2008 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well first off that fund has been nothing less then a slush fund, full of money for Phil Cline and his friends.( SCC the truth?) what kind of money are they collecting every month and how much is Cline and SICKENING

6/09/2008 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From a guy with about 30 years on the job: Wake up you fucks! Learn now what we older guys learned when most of you were just a throbbing pain in your daddy's loins - no one...repeat no one, not Daley, not Weiss, not Phat Phil, not Peterson, Cuello or Jackson gives a flying fuck about you! They never have and never will. They are all ego-centric assholes committed to one thing only - their careers. And the public doesn't care either, my friends. Again, never have and never will. You know who does care? Well I'll tell you. When you next sit in rollcall look around the room. Those people care. And look around your dinner table at home. Those people care a LOT. That's all you have...your pals and your family. And whether you want to admit it or not when you do go balls-to-the-wall policing...you do it for family and friends. Not the politicians, the brass or the citizens. You do it because it's the right thing to do and you swore to be a good cop. To everyone but fellow cops and family ou are just a necessary evil. That's why it's so easy to rake the cops over the coals for everything and anything we do. Realize that; accept that, and go on with tomorrow. But never forget to honor those whose names are on that wall by Soldier Field or in the lobby of 35 & Mich. Because in the future that could be you. God bless you all.
Signed: A Tired Cop.

6/09/2008 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is fat boy Cline? Piece of shit thief.

6/09/2008 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ABOUT 20,000
THEY DONT EVEN POST THE NAMES OF THE PEOPLE THEY HAVE HELPED!
WHY DO U THINK THEY DONT!

Your right Yet you can bet the 20,000 went friends

6/09/2008 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This fund is a scam the State needs to investigate it. Also why has the FOP done nothing about these few stealing on the backs of dead Police officers. Who Can we call to complain about this scam?

6/09/2008 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where the heck is Phil now. Im stopping payroll deduction until Phil resigns


Well son if you are giving Phil your money, I got some land you can invest in.

6/09/2008 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Why are these phone call units being paid over time to be so useless that they can't even write one parker between two of their cars that were on scene?

You and I get fucked on overtime in every way possible, but the phone call units get it?

If I arrived at a detail w/o a full mover, parker, and AVON book I would get SPAR'd. What bullshit.

6/09/2008 04:51:00 PM"

Last I checked OEC has the capability of running plates. Why couldn't they run it over the Radio?
They wanted to impress you& sure enough you were gullible to fall for the bait, to go so far as to write a parker for them.Ha!

You got played chump. Hopefully those black pajamas won't hypnotize you that you fall for it again. Chalk it up as a lesson learned& tell those punkass primadonnas were to go next time!

6/09/2008 05:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about John Thomas? You swear he went down in a hail of bullets! Plus a fund raiser afterwards! Its good to be king!

How about it! John has a heart attack in his sleep yet the pension board gives his wife full line of duty benefits. Yet we have PO'S injured while on duty and this dept shits on them. Its good to be king! indeed

6/09/2008 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgt Dennis O'Brien


Dennis I did this years ago. told my family what to do. Yet I'm happy to know you feel the same.

6/09/2008 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry this is the last straw, fist Phils big paycheck, now this. I'm not giving to that fund anymore.


The sad part is the corporate world has given big bucks to the fund with no accountability from Phil Cline. How do we stop that money get out the word if you want to give to a great fund the 100 club is the best.

6/09/2008 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In all fairness to John Thomas' family, his wife did not want a wake. She did not want the public display of her husband. It was the higher ups in the city. She wanted a private family affair.

She found his body when she came home from her job. Can you imagine what she felt, and then a couple of times in this blog someone has left a negative comment about John Thomas. Maybe he wasn't your ideal boss, but his family didn't want a public affair made out of his death. Yes, he didn't need a fund raiser held in his honor, but knowing his wife as I do, she didn't want to participate, it was his bosses that put on the party.

Remember he left a family behind and they have feelings too.

6/09/2008 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After spending time on this blog, go to all the union websites and read their updates...the lts website has alot of info re pension, contract and it reflects their years of experience on this job all starting as a blu shirt.

When is the next union meeting...go and be a show of force by mere attendance. let the unions direct us as to where our efforts should be concentrated.

History gives us many lessons such as kingdoms ruled by chaos & disorder which is what mayor midget, jfed, & all those in power are doing...


keeping us off balance with all the changes within the department allows their contract proposals to go through BECAUSE no one is really paying attention to what is really IMPORTANT...OUR CONTRACT.

the city of offering us NOTHING in exchange for all its proposals re medical, power tests, promotions, etc., etc...

FOCUS ON THE CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS & GET MORE INVOLVED WITH THE UNIONS...MERE PRESENCE ATTENDANCE SAYS EVERYTHING.

6/09/2008 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

( SCC the truth?) what kind of money are they collecting every month and how much is Cline and SICKENING

ANSWER: $100k per year plus a new Expedition for Phat Phil. And that's a Phact.

6/09/2008 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what kind of seeping changes did Jody make at OEMC? Does he still work there?

6/09/2008 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as SPECIAL "K" KEATING, it was only a UUW on a 57 yr old guy who needed it for protection. I gues the Department is trying to put a spin on it to give him good press, for this merit jag. They will give him a ribon on this one, wathch and see. When he's at the next award event...............

6/09/2008 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DEP DUMB F*^K KEATING, YOU LET HIM GET UP TO THE FRONT OF CHURCH.

ISN'T IT SOMETHING ON HOW THE SGT. OF THE CITY HALL DETAIL WAS IN CURCH WITH CAR 47 AT THE MAYORS CURCH. J-FED EVERYTHING IS ON THE UP! AND UP!

YA RIGHT!

ISN'T IT THIS DEP CHIEFS JOB TO COME UP WITH IDEAS ON HOW WE CAN ALL GET GUNS OUT OF CURCH NOT JUST HIM AND THIS SUCK A$$ $GT.

HOW ABOUT SEARCHING THE REV. @ THE NEXT BEAT MEETING DEP CHIEF MERIT BOY!

6/09/2008 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how do I stop my memorial fund donation??? Can I do that online?

6/09/2008 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LETS DO ANOTHER BLOG ON THIS KEATING GUY. THE DEPARTMENT DOES A PRESS RELEASE FOR HIM ON A UUW ARREST. WHAT A JOKE.

6/09/2008 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A think we better negotiate our salary a little better. According to the bettergov.org a stagehand at Navy Pier makes more than we do.

6/09/2008 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, send this to the 11th ward alderman. He takes his memorials seriously.

6/09/2008 02:35:00 PM

THIS GUY IS A JOKE, LOOK FOR HIM AT THE TATTOO SHOP ON ARCHER AND WOOD THATS WERE I LAST SAW HIM. YES INSIDE!

6/09/2008 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job suck nuts Keating on getting the guy in church! One question though......how did you get your two wheel lover, you ride on all day into church???

6/09/2008 10:41:00 AM

He fucking guzoo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoSiKpqvD9Q

6/09/2008 07:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keating back out doing patrol men work. We need leaders J-FED not gold star patrol men.


Maybe he can teach the rest of us on how to get a gun out of the MAYORS CHURCH!

6/09/2008 07:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

VIVA MEXICO AND THE ILLEGAL SAFE HAVEN CITY!!!

6/09/2008 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Keating thing is false search seizure. Did you see the gun beore you violated his rights?? If it was a P.O. the pod would have indicted us already

6/09/2008 10:43:00 AM


What the shit he has to save all the cronies doesn't he. Thats their meeting spot goood thing the knuckle-head wasn't a fighter I don't know what he what have done .....

6/09/2008 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say put em in the middle of Meigs Field. Daley shit-canned that airport they can put the shit cans there.

6/09/2008 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF "BATMAN" SPECIAL K IS GOING TO GET ANOTHER POMOTION NOW! LOOK OUT CHICAGO AND GOTHAM CITY. THE MAYOR IS REALY HAPPY HE SAVED HIS CHURCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6/09/2008 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does Burke need bodyguards? C'mon, how the media hasn't eaten this up.

6/09/2008 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic: Old Phat Phil Cline's mini-me little buddy Hiram Grau will retire this month. He turns 60 years old this June and he is stretching the medical until the b-day so the city will pay his medical insurance until he is 65. Smart, but he is still a cheap fucker. As if 110K a year in retirement isn't enough. Fuck you Hiram. You did not even have the balls to walk away honorably. You took 4 months to slither away, you piece of dog shit.
******************************
bet he didn't have to bring the weekly note to the nurse.

6/09/2008 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well first off that fund has been nothing less then a slush fund, full of money for Phil Cline and his friends.( SCC the truth?) what kind of money are they collecting every month and how much is Cline and SICKENING

6/09/2008 05:33:00 PM

????????????????????????????????
Has Cline ever declared what he bring in yearly being "director" of the fund??????? Anybody know??

6/09/2008 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

June 9, 2008Recommend (17)

BY ANNIE SWEENEY Crime Reporter
A man carrying a loaded Glock up to communion at a South Side church Sunday morning, apparently for protection, was arrested by a high-ranking police official who happened to be attending the same Catholic mass.

David Kucia, 57, was charged with a weapons violation after his arrest by Deputy Chief James Keating and Sgt. Joseph Kipka at Nativity of Our Lord, the Bridgeport parish where the Daley family was reared.

6/09/2008 07:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT.

If Father Pfleger is allowed to circumvent the rules that every other Priest has to abide by (as his return to St. Sabina has bee reported in the media) every parishioner in the Chicago Archdiocese should withhold their tithing. Another beloved Priest gets transferred "because it's the rules" everyone should flood the Carinal with emails, letters and phone calls because evidently the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

6/09/2008 09:07:00 AM

WHY? FR. Sebastin was at St. Joseph's Parish for over 30 years and their are other priest who have remain at their parishes for extended time. Maybe you should put more efforts regarding all of those BUTT BUSTING PRIESTS who were hidden out by the archdiocese.

6/09/2008 07:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$gt kipka is special k's boy wonder! probably becase they have matching initials J.K. they sound like they could be sweet harts and lovers, put the up in 020, no offense guys in 020

6/09/2008 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Its already regularly used by drunken Bears fans/pissers/shitters/etc.... Why not soccer teams?

6/09/2008 03:16:00 PM

er! ah! The Soccer Teams are Hispanic!

6/09/2008 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

capt paddy wrote:
It was not too long ago the Church allegedly got free water repairs from the city. It is not a surprise a high ranking cop belongs at the parish.

6/09/2008 07:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The M/4/57 who was in the church just needed it for protection because he new what type of people there are in it. THE MAYOR.

6/09/2008 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.suntimes.com/news/24-7/995629,CST-NWS-gun09.article


"was in line for communion. And, they added, nobody at the tight-knit parish recognized him as one of the regular cops who attend".


THIS IS CODE WORD FOR GOOD-OLD-BOY-NET-WORK.

6/09/2008 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what was this spanish gut thinking going to Dick Daleys church with all those white people. I know why he carried a gun now and will you make me a Det. J-FED.

6/09/2008 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Specialized units!!! The photo-lab are allowed to work overtime every week!!! They work mon-fri and then pick a sat. or sun each week for ot.

6/09/2008 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, even after you are long gone the city still shits on you...

6/09/2008 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bring back the keating blog.

6/09/2008 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crimes low here in area 6. So while I'm out on the streets. I've uncovered some information about a guy whose name has appeared in the papers. Joe Kipka who was a youth officer and received a merit promotion to Sargent. Then James specail k Keating took over and gave him another promotion to Sargent over city hall's security detail. The same unit he dropped Jim Mcque in. Joe Kipka and James Keating were good friends, they coached there sons little league team together. Looks like they didn't make the big leagues, bad coaching probably. City Hall's security detail sounds like a bunch of political cronies. If I'm not mistaking didn't they disband S.O.S. for the same reasons. J-Fed do I have to keep doing your job for you! You should be promoting me over area 6 right about now. I would like this story released to the press. It's all fact.

6/09/2008 08:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are these phone call units being paid over time to be so useless that they can't even write one parker between two of their cars that were on scene?

You and I get fucked on overtime in every way possible, but the phone call units get it?

If I arrived at a detail w/o a full mover, parker, and AVON book I would get SPAR'd. What bullshit.

6/09/2008 04:51:00 PM

Its a cancelled day off on a weekend. You would probably get to work a day off if you showed some activity and could get on a tact/ gang team or into a unit. Its called "operation safe summer" and its only on weekends. The "OCD" guys probably didn't want to sign out a book for one night and then take a chance of losing it later and having to leave paper for it. You act like they get it every weekend, my team and most teams get it once a year, so quit whining and do a little work. Not like its that hard to get on a tact team these days. crybaby !

6/09/2008 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keating said. " . . . Don't make eye contact."


He says this to all Department Personell.

6/09/2008 08:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sneed hears....... Big Bad James special k Keating. Has been putting the smack down on 57 year old defenseless church goers. I wonder if the streets are any safer now that this old decrypted man is behind bars.

6/09/2008 08:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Special K......... crime fighter. Your always in the right place at the right time. One man recking crew. Soon ladies and gentlemen we will all be out of a job with the cape crusader in town.

Look in the sky its a bird , its a plane, no wait its Kazoo!

6/09/2008 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i say line those shitters up on Daley's block. Maggie will have a fit.

6/09/2008 08:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just heard today from a 009 district fella who said he was there at the church and keating let the gentalmen finsh services and put a 20.00 in the collection plate before placing him into custody. what a nice person keating is letting the guy finsh services before arresting him. or was this to his and this churches benifit. with all those crooks at that place don't blame the guy i would carry a gun over there too.

6/09/2008 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One word... SAD

6/09/2008 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to Anonymous at 6/9 03;48 hrs.
It is poor to talk about the dead, but this guy was great to the troops, the job as First Deputy Sucks, long hours, all night call outs, you have no clue, his friends all gathered to raise some money for his daughters who were still in college, don't forget he wasn't always a Boss, he made Sgt late in his career and moved along because he was a sharp guy with class and was noticed by the powers to be they put on an honors funeral for him because of his love for the job and the stress killed him, everyone around him saw the changes that lack of sleep and poor eating caused this problem, God help us all if we can't help each other, so much for the Brothers in Blue Crap, I always say it better to be on the giving side then the recieving side. Shame on You , whoever you are.

6/09/2008 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever took those pictures, did they call in 9-1-1 and complain?

Who's beat is that? Do they have to get Event Numbers every tour?

Is there a POD camera there?

This might be a good place for a police family to take a picnic lunch. If you were there to to quietly share a moment. As if the departed were there to share it with you.

6/09/2008 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe if the LAZY do nothings on midnights would do something once in a while 1620 wouldn't have to be on the radio so much.

Oh and GFY.

I can tell you 1622N 1st is the worst I've seen in 17 years.I don't expect him to be gung ho under this climate but he was always worthless (unlike his brother who is a stand up guy).This guy however goes out of his way to screw over coppers.1622,3 3rd are also $70,000 wastes who won't provide even a minimal amount of effort if you ID yourself as a felow copper.I haven't experienced anything like this sector before.

6/09/2008 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous reader said...

I thought of posting a comment here while I was standing at the bus stop at 18th & State this am:

Two crackheads were also sitting at the corner by the steel post that supports the orange line. Thanks to the PO who sat in his car and watched us for 10 minutes and then drove by slowly. You kept them away during the time you were there. Of course, as soon as you left they had to approach and talk to the "pretty girl standing all by herself" (thier cracked-out words, not mine), but it was nice to have someone there to keep them at bay for a while.

Thanks.

6/09/2008 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Something about that payroll deduction for the memorial never did sit well with me a few years back.

6/09/2008 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Off Topic: Old Phat Phil Cline's mini-me little buddy Hiram Grau will retire this month. He turns 60 years old this June and he is stretching the medical until the b-day so the city will pay his medical insurance until he is 65. Smart, but he is still a cheap fucker. As if 110K a year in retirement isn't enough. Fuck you Hiram. You did not even have the balls to walk away honorably. You took 4 months to slither away, you piece of dog shit.

6/09/2008 04:22:00 PM
___________________________________
We all concur with the above. With all these exempt' it is always about them.
Look at ego-manic Maurer. Takes another 100K job WITH the city to sup his already 100K plus pension.
If many of us low life copper' could turn the clock back,and knowing the b.s and stress we take every day, we would of been garbage men.
The job is really dead.

6/09/2008 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember this boys when it comes time to vote....ask yourself do i want a muslim as president? America had a problem with a catholic as pres. in the 60's, but a muslim after all this country has been thru over the last few years

What the hell does this have to do with the topic? Fuck off douchebag.

6/09/2008 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Speaking of flat heads...err spots.

Today being Monday, 9 June 2008, there are 966 days left in J-Feds contract.

6/09/2008 06:53:00 AM

& $814,044.94 left to be paid to him.

6/10/2008 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Relieving dept. members of police powers:limited authority to relieve and creation of appeal AMFN #082607, 09 Jun 08...
Up until this point, a member of the dept could be relieved of police powers by a number of different individuals, across several differenet bureaus.
Relieving Dept members of police powers is an incredibly serious matter which has a profound impact on the member and the dept. the authority to relieve a member of police powers should reside with one member of the senior command staff, who will be held accountable for their decision and who understands the significance of this action.
Therefore, from this point forward and in order to ensure consistency and fairness only D/S Bureau of Prof. stand (Bruss) will be solely responsible for approving a relief of police powers. In the abscene of Bruss, the 1st deputy may exercise authority to approve relief of power status.
The decision to relieve a member of police powers will only be taken in the most egregious circumstances, and only after careful consideration
In addition, in order to afford members of the dept. an avenue of appeal, members relieved of police powers may now submit a written request to Bruss to reconsider this decision. This written request must be submitted within three business days of the relief of powers date.
This change is intended to ensure consistency and fairness within the dept.

I am sure it will be up to debate, but in my humble opinion, and unfortunately being involved in several situation where officers were relieved of their police powers, I think this should be a good thing. To many times you have fill in Street deputies who don't know their head from a hole in the wall who are making this decision with a scared, afraid to lose their spot IAD sgt.

6/10/2008 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"6/09/2008 10:34:00 PM"


'Pretty girl standing by herself' should be packing heat, just in case.

But noooooooooo, that would offend the high and mighty midget of mumble.

This is the city that you get, when you accept being ruled by a lunatic leprechaun.

6/10/2008 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6/09/2008 04:22:00 PM

I think he did the right thing. To walk away honorably as you say would have cost him several thousands of dollars a year for the next five and half years. It's easy to spend someone else's money, isn't it? Waiting four months didn't hurt his pension at all, I don't blame him a bit.

Go fuck yourself!

6/10/2008 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"David Kucia, 57, was charged with a weapons violation after his arrest by Deputy Chief James Keating and Sgt. Joseph Kipka at Nativity of Our Lord, the Bridgeport parish where the Daley family was reared.

6/09/2008 07:24:00 PM"


Poor guy should've put more effort into concealing the weapon and skipped mass.

6/10/2008 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

".....keating let the gentalmen finsh services and put a 20.00 in the collection plate before placing him into custody.

6/09/2008 09:27:00 PM"


So, since the guy wasn't presenting enough of an observable 'threat' to be immediately restrained and arrested, what, then, was the pc for searching him?

Did the citizen who was moved to inform on the guy sign a complaint?

And for what?

6/10/2008 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"what was this spanish gut thinking going to Dick Daleys church with all those white people. I know why he carried a gun now and will you make me a Det. J-FED.

6/09/2008 08:03:00 PM"


Maybe he thought that only 'good people' would be at mass.

His bad.

6/10/2008 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A think we better negotiate our salary a little better. According to the bettergov.org a stagehand at Navy Pier makes more than we do.

6/09/2008 06:57:00 PM"


The work is seasonal and never steady, feast and famine in nature.

Not to say that at least 10%+ raise isn't in order.

The alderfucks give themselves much more for doing so much less.

6/10/2008 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous A$$hol3 said...

How about John Thomas? You swear he went down in a hail of bullets! Plus a fund raiser afterwards! Its good to be king!

6/09/2008 03:48:00 PM

Sgt Dick Inmyesoffagus said....

Hey MvtherFvcker I drove his ass for years and got my meritorious stripes from him. One more comment and I'll find you and spar you. I'm so pissed I could pull my hair out if it didn't cost so much.

6/10/2008 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"FOCUS ON THE CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS & GET MORE INVOLVED WITH THE UNIONS...MERE PRESENCE ATTENDANCE SAYS EVERYTHING.

6/09/2008 06:20:00 PM"


Yes.

6/10/2008 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
In all fairness to John Thomas' family, his wife did not want a wake. She did not want the public display of her husband. It was the higher ups in the city. She wanted a private family affair.

She found his body when she came home from her job. Can you imagine what she felt, and then a couple of times in this blog someone has left a negative comment about John Thomas. Maybe he wasn't your ideal boss, but his family didn't want a public affair made out of his death. Yes, he didn't need a fund raiser held in his honor, but knowing his wife as I do, she didn't want to participate, it was his bosses that put on the party.

Remember he left a family behind and they have feelings too.

6/09/2008 06:17:00 PM



IT ALL COMES WITH THE JOB. IF HIS FAMILY DIDN'T WANT SOME OF THIS THEY SHOULD HAVE TOLD HIM GIVE UP HIS GOLD STAR. STOP CRYING FOR THESES ASS HOLE GOLD STAR BOSSES..

6/10/2008 02:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hiram Grau is easilly one of the most decent guys that ever graced the CPD. You low life coward, who would get on this blog and bum rap that man, are a total piece of shit. If your mother and father, if you know who he is, ever get married, send me an invite so I can spity in your face.

6/10/2008 02:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a good cop you are. When will you figure out there is no more Area 6?

6/10/2008 04:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Its already regularly used by drunken Bears fans/pissers/shitters/etc.... Why not soccer teams?

6/09/2008 03:16:00 PM

er! ah! The Soccer Teams are Hispanic!

6/09/2008 07:46:00 PM

And so are some of our brothers who are memorialized there. What's your point?

6/10/2008 05:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its a cancelled day off on a weekend. You would probably get to work a day off if you showed some activity and could get on a tact/ gang team or into a unit. Its called "operation safe summer" and its only on weekends.

I was not aware that hard work resulted in assignment to a tac or specialized unit? WOW! Everyone was wrong. Phone calls or clout is not necessary to work in OCD or other assignments. YOu are so full of BS you actually believe that work resulted in a reward! How many 3 year wonders are in narcotics? How many are some how related to a exempt or politican. How many young officers are assigned after probation. Wake up or shut up.

6/10/2008 05:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all concur with the above. With all these exempt' it is always about them.
Look at ego-manic Maurer. Takes another 100K job WITH the city to sup his already 100K plus pension.
If many of us low life copper' could turn the clock back,and knowing the b.s and stress we take every day, we would of been garbage men.
The job is really dead.

6/09/2008 11:33:00 PM

Mauer helps mauer and his friends. He still is involved in CPD and controls patronage at airport. Hiram was dumped despite is excellent leadership. Mauer continues to feed at public trough. He even hooked up his old driver, little Mikey Semi in personnel with a car and no work. Never compare Mauer with a real leader in Hiram Graugh.

6/10/2008 06:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
In all fairness to John Thomas' family, his wife did not want a wake. She did not want the public display of her husband. It was the higher ups in the city. She wanted a private family affair.

She found his body when she came home from her job. Can you imagine what she felt, and then a couple of times in this blog someone has left a negative comment about John Thomas. Maybe he wasn't your ideal boss, but his family didn't want a public affair made out of his death. Yes, he didn't need a fund raiser held in his honor, but knowing his wife as I do, she didn't want to participate, it was his bosses that put on the party.

Remember he left a family behind and they have feelings too.

6/09/2008 06:17:00 PM
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I notice the Thomas family didn't respectfully decline the massive benefits they got when the death which occurred while the man was on furlough of a heart attack was declared a Line of Duty death.

Other families of officers who died of a heart attack don't get those benefits and the only criteria was that John Thomas was the First Deputy of Police.

For that, the family got to take benefits from OUR pension fund that officers who work under the same stress do not get. That is what sucks.

The good that came out of that is that one huge piece of shit, Shannon McNulty, was removed from the police department.

The late John Thomas wouldn't still be taking these hits if the bosses treated each other like they treat the rest of the police department.

No sympathy here.

6/10/2008 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
In all fairness to John Thomas' family, his wife did not want a wake. She did not want the public display of her husband. It was the higher ups in the city. She wanted a private family affair.

She found his body when she came home from her job. Can you imagine what she felt, and then a couple of times in this blog someone has left a negative comment about John Thomas. Maybe he wasn't your ideal boss, but his family didn't want a public affair made out of his death. Yes, he didn't need a fund raiser held in his honor, but knowing his wife as I do, she didn't want to participate, it was his bosses that put on the party.

Remember he left a family behind and they have feelings too.

6/09/2008 06:17:00 PM
---


Hey, leave John Thomas alone! He was my clout and I miss him greatly! He got me made sergeant and lieutenant and now he can't help me. Have some respect for the man.

6/10/2008 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In all fairness to John Thomas' family, his wife did not want a wake.


Oh please! This was only a case of the white shirt taking care of the white shirt as a white shirt I want mine.A po's wife would be laughed at. Also John had one daughter.

6/10/2008 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

but this guy was great to the troops, the job as First Deputy Sucks, long hours, all night call outs, you have no clue,
stress killed him, everyone around him saw the changes that lack of sleep and poor eating caused this problem, God help us all if we can't help each other, so much for the Brothers in Blue Crap,"


What happened whiteshirt,you clout dry up when John kicked the bucket? What on Earth are you talking about? I along w/thousands of my comrades answer 9-11 calls doing the most dangerous job in this city and you tell me how hard it is to be the 1st Deputy. That's rich. His stress was self-induced exacerbated by his poor diet& two pack a day habit. He figured his sedentary lifestyle was ideally suited for strenuous yardwork which led to his demise. Guess on 1st Deputy salary it's hard to afford a Landscaper?

The benefits are nothing more of a popularity pick& choose affair. Still waiting for that benefit for Joe Airhart, Terry. You stepped up to the plate for John why not Joe?

When the Exempts spout that Brother in Blue, it's hooray for me the Boss & Screw You!!

6/10/2008 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From The Memorial Website

The CPMF checked into the allegation that portapotties were placed on the Gold Star Memorial and Park over the weekend. There is an area in front of the waterwall that is called the great lawn. This area is not part of Gold Star Memorial and Park and is rented out by the park district for different functions. There were portapotties on the asphalt driveway next to Museum Campus Drive. This is several hundred feet from the waterwall. Gold Star Memorial and Park was specifically designed so that the sacrifice area which contains the names of 526 police officers who died in the line of duty is located in the middle of the park and is protected by a berm and a concrete wall.
The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation has an excellent relationship with the Chicago Park District and will bring the concerns of police officers to their attention.

6/10/2008 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But at least I'll have control over my send off..If you agree with this idea just let your family know. Hopefully none of our families will ever have to follow through...

Sgt Dennis O'Brien

6/09/2008 04:39:00 PM


Please, think twice Sarge. Think about who you leave behind. Embarassing the evil cabal might be a wonderful thought, but you just might be creating a tough situation for your survivors. They can screw your survivors around, regardless of your sacrifice,in many ways. You'll be dead, but imagine Mama getting jerked around over some technicalities. Let the cabal have their show, they are an evil bunch and leave your family in peace. Although I am sure Mama would be able to fight on if she was jerked around, and I am sure she would have support from us, but why not leave her to concentrate on the important stuff, your kids. Leave her in the best state of mind as possible and let the kids see her mourn you, but not having to fight the powers that can mess her around at the same time. Seeing her fighting, insteading of giving them the attention they will need, will have a longlasting effect on the kids. Just my two cents and just hoping to help. Take care. Good luck.

6/10/2008 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hiram Grau is easilly one of the most decent guys that ever graced the CPD. You low life coward, who would get on this blog and bum rap that man, are a total piece of shit. If your mother and father, if you know who he is, ever get married, send me an invite so I can spity in your face.

6/10/2008 02:37:00 AM

Well, if you knew Hiram Grau as I do, and I know him well, as a philandering, sneaky, little runt, you might not be jumping up to defend him.

Oh, and my parents are dead, so let's meet at Holy Sepulchre at the Daley Shrine, say tomorrow about 1000 hours? That way I can kill three birds with one stone. Visit both the folks and clean up a little business too boot! And before we get started, let me know your blood type, so I can tell the EMT's.

6/10/2008 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mauer helps mauer and his friends. He still is involved in CPD and controls patronage at airport. Hiram was dumped despite is excellent leadership. Mauer continues to feed at public trough. He even hooked up his old driver, little Mikey Semi in personnel with a car and no work. Never compare Mauer with a real leader in Hiram Graugh.

6/10/2008 06:03:00 AM

Don't get me started on this clown! He runs the doa police (cannot ever carry guns on duty only off) yea he is really smart thinks he is like Patton! Sorry idiot get your little dog and go out to pasture dope! He is doing what the school of Townsend taught him work until you die and then someone else gets your millions idiot! Hey maurer can your police force actually make an arrest? Nope carry a weapon?nope assist in an arrest?nope. Maurer you made them nothing more than weak kneed security guards getting paid big money and limitless overtime yea your a great manager!NOT!

6/10/2008 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgt O'Brien, I concur...Glad to see there are others that feel the same way.....

6/10/2008 12:37:00 PM  
Blogger 5 and gone said...

anonymous said...
Speaking of flat heads...err spots.

Today being Monday, 9 June 2008, there are 966 days left in J-Feds contract.

6/09/2008 06:53:00 AM
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...and 335 days since the expiration of ours.

6/10/2008 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its already regularly used by drunken Bears fans/pissers/shitters/etc.... Why not soccer teams?
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For some reason, this is totally accurate. Why do we think someone is going to rescue us? We do what we do for each other...we do what we do so that the good people of the city can sleep at night. Then, they wake up and hear the media bullshit!!
PISS on my grave...water the grass.
"Blessed are the Peacekeepers, they are sons of God".

6/10/2008 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a good cop you are. When will you figure out there is no more Area 6?

They call CCG area 6 because CCG is a stupid name

6/10/2008 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are you surprised SCC?
The city has been shitting on us for how many years now?

6/10/2008 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
Mauer helps mauer and his friends. He still is involved in CPD and controls patronage at airport. Hiram was dumped despite is excellent leadership. Mauer continues to feed at public trough. He even hooked up his old driver, little Mikey Semi in personnel with a car and no work. Never compare Mauer with a real leader in Hiram Graugh.

6/10/2008 06:03:00 AM

Don't get me started on this clown! He runs the doa police (cannot ever carry guns on duty only off) yea he is really smart thinks he is like Patton! Sorry idiot get your little dog and go out to pasture dope! He is doing what the school of Townsend taught him work until you die and then someone else gets your millions idiot! Hey maurer can your police force actually make an arrest? Nope carry a weapon?nope assist in an arrest?nope. Maurer you made them nothing more than weak kneed security guards getting paid big money and limitless overtime yea your a great manager!NOT!

6/10/2008 12:30:00 PM
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I seriously doubt Maurer will die leaving millions. He left the CPD in debt, owing a bunch to other police members. Maybe he has climbed out of the hole by now. But millions? Nope.

6/11/2008 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
anonymous said...
Mauer helps mauer and his friends. He still is involved in CPD and controls patronage at airport. Hiram was dumped despite is excellent leadership. Mauer continues to feed at public trough. He even hooked up his old driver, little Mikey Semi in personnel with a car and no work. Never compare Mauer with a real leader in Hiram Graugh.

6/10/2008 06:03:00 AM

Hiram Grau was a class act. Mauer thought he was Patton. Now he continues the clout tradition. He still involved in CPD activities. Ruined DOA despite his promises to make changes at airport. Maybe he can move Mike Semi to the airport. He is a great at running errands and driving bosses around. Gosh if Mike had to work in a beat car, he would be soo lost. Little Mikey and his bugle.

6/11/2008 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had taken a retired Policeman friend , From London, to show him the Memorial and this is what we saw when we were there. There was garbage everywhere and the smell left little to be desired.
He was shocked at the lack of respect we get, living or dead.
No reason for it other than ignorance.

6/11/2008 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
anonymous said...
Mauer helps mauer and his friends. He still is involved in CPD and controls patronage at airport. Hiram was dumped despite is excellent leadership. Mauer continues to feed at public trough. He even hooked up his old driver, little Mikey Semi in personnel with a car and no work. Never compare Mauer with a real leader in Hiram Graugh.

6/10/2008 06:03:00 AM

I am surprised to hear about Mike Semi. Why didn't he go to the airport with Mauer? He was taken care of by bosses for years. How useful can he be in personnel? Unless the is the commander's driver? He cannot work the street.

6/11/2008 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
anonymous said...
Mauer helps mauer and his friends. He still is involved in CPD and controls patronage at airport. Hiram was dumped despite is excellent leadership. Mauer continues to feed at public trough. He even hooked up his old driver, little Mikey Semi in personnel with a car and no work. Never compare Mauer with a real leader in Hiram Graugh.

6/10/2008 06:03:00 AM

Semi, a legend in his own mind. The bugle boy. How did he move to personnel from academy? He was in the school unit? Hard to keep track of him. Reminds me of driving miss daisy. He needs a chauffeur uniform.

6/11/2008 07:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/2008 06:03:00 AM

I am surprised to hear about Mike Semi. Why didn't he go to the airport with Mauer? He was taken care of by bosses for years. How useful can he be in personnel? Unless the is the commander's driver? He cannot work the street.

6/11/2008 02:10:00 PM

I heard Mike Semi is in charge of cadets. Unbelievable. Anything to keep him off the street. He is lucky Mauer is still around. Id that why cadets are quitting?

6/11/2008 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just the mayors way of expressing how much he likes to shit on us.

6/11/2008 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC my system would not allow me to e-mail this to you. Sorry if you already covered this, if so I must have missed it.

This is a link and a response I received from Obama's people concerning porta- potties placed in Portland's Police Memorial park.

http://www.policelink.com/news/26729-obama-uses-police-memorial-for-porta-potties

Dear Friend,

Thank you for contacting us. Senator Obama has the deepest respect for Law Enforcement Officers and their families, especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect their fellow Americans.

We deeply regret the mistake that was made. When we learned about the incident, we immediately reached out to the Portland Police Department and the Portland Police Association and sent a formal letter of apology. Please find the text of that letter below.

Thank you again for contacting us.

Sincerely,

Obama for America

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Rosanne M. Sizer
Chief of Police
Portland Police Bureau
1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204

Robert King
President
Portland Police Association
1313 NW 19th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97209

Dear Chief Sizer and President King:

When we learned about the Portland Police Memorial, we shared your disappointment and concern. We offer our deepest apologies to the Portland Police Department, the Portland Police Association, and the families and colleagues of those who have fallen in the line of duty.

We want to assure you and your fellow officers that no disrespect was intended. An unacceptable error in judgment was made while trying to accommodate disabled supporters. The Obama campaign takes full responsibility and apologizes for any pain this incident may have caused.

Senator Obama has the deepest respect for law enforcement officers across the country who make our streets safer and our families more secure, and for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf. Our campaign has nothing but respect for Portland’s dedicated police officers.

We want to be clear -this type of mistake will not be repeated. On behalf of the Obama for America campaign, we are sorry.If you would like to discuss further or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,

Rob Hill
Oregon for Obama State Director

6/13/2008 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barack Obama Bin-Laden says---

Thank Allah that I have men like Rob Hill, the Oregon for Obama State Director, to take the heat for me.

I sincerely hope that Rob Hill will convert to Islam after the election. A valuable man like himself can be useful. I would hate to have him pay the penalty for remaining an infidel.

6/14/2008 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is this what happened to BurbCopsChicago, so suddenly shut down?:

http://conservablogs.com/publiusforum/2008/06/29/google-shuts-down-anti-obama-sites-on-its-blogger-platform/

6/29/2008 05:09:00 PM  

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