Sunday, July 20, 2008

Thanks Joe

  • DuPage County State's Attorney Joe Birkett is jumping into the governor's controversial offer to put state troopers on Chicago's streets to fight what the governor called "out of control" crime.

    "I urge you to stop disparaging the Chicago Police Department, who, in my opinion, have done an outstanding job in their fight against street gangs," Birkett told Gov. Blagojevich in a letter today.

We appreciate the support, but we were disturbed by the rest of the release. Birkett mirrored J-Fed's call for the governor to reinstate the State Police gun tracking unit. This idea being repeated by a politician brings up a question or two:
  • J-Fed is learning how the game is played. Do what Daley says and be spared embarrassment.
  • Blago is on the verge of impeachment and/or Federal charges. That mean Lisa Madigan is running for governor.
  • Madigan occupies the spot that Birkett ran for a few years back.
Sorry to be so cynical, but Birkett repeating a J-Fed statement so soon after J-Fed got his ass chewed by Daley make us wonder if Birkett is making deals with the Machine for a shot at Attorney General when Madigan runs for Blago's spot. Hmmmm.

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55 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Politics has strange bed-fellows, doesn't it?

7/20/2008 12:26:00 AM  
Blogger Henry Bowman said...

The Illinois Combine at work.....




Remember when a pol moves their lips they're lying........




Retired 2003

7/20/2008 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the new Tahoe cruisers have bucket seats?

7/20/2008 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous NEIL BERGSTEIN said...

WOW, Lisa(I luv guns & the NRA) Madigan and daley's bald,lispy brother(the one who was on clinton's staff and who had nothing to do w/taking down Miriam Santos),running against each other
for the democrap guv postion!
Doesn't that pretty actress, Jeri
Ryan have a Republican x-husband who could run against the winner of
this coming crapgame? Perhaps the
kenyan still has his phone#.....

7/20/2008 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've known Joe Birkett for years and your assertions are as full of $hit as Prince Richie. Find a more deserving target. There's plenty in our own department.

7/20/2008 02:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it actually possible that the ruination of the CPD is being felt across borders???

I believe other departments are following our lead and what occurs here is affecting them as much as us.


It is truly a sad day in Illinois,keep firing coppers and watch the aftermath of said. Mad Maxx is coming. $5.00 gas will soon be $12.9o gasoline...

7/20/2008 03:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC is spot on again!!

7/20/2008 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The push for the State Police to "assist" the CAGE teams is because ISP can be accompanied by our CAGE team here in Chicago on an "implied consent" compliance check of the status of any gun purchased in Illinois. You MUST produce the gun or a record of its disposition for the ISP guys, and this is the entry needed by our CAGE team to invade your house! Daley is convinced that the majority of crime guns are obtained via residential burglaries, thus his desire to strip all homes of guns...by whatever means! His CAGE guys are all about to get their asses handed to them for fudging search warrant affidavits. The ISP coorperation would solve this petty constitutional hurdle. Folks, Daley is not your friend, and he is targeting US.

7/20/2008 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Birkett is scumbag!!!!!! Ask any copper who works in Dupage County and they will repeat what I just said.

Birkett is a politician just like the rest of them. Quietly Birkett's office has fucked many good police officers.

I can tell a ture story where a police officer was told resign or be prosecuted for aggravated battery. The officer made a legal traffic stop and lawful arrest for a traffic warrant. The officer pushed, I repeat pushed (it was on the officers in car camera) the arrestee's boyfriend away from his squadcar after he didn't follow verbal commands. The shithead beefed on the officer. The officers dept immediately sent the tape to the Dupage County States Attorney's office. Birkett's office filed Agg Batt charges against the PO. The officer resigned and the case was dropped.

Sorry boys and girls I take crook county anyday. This story is one of many nightmare stories i've heard from our brothers and sisters in blue from Dupage County.

I grew in Dupage County by the way. I won't be going back anytime soon!!! I stay here with the CPD and retire to rural county when I'm done.

Fuck You Birkett!!!!!! U R A RINO!!!!!!!!!

7/20/2008 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic, if everyone is taking heat for goose eggs, why not write a few tickets for Richie.

We all know who would pay the fine and who wouldn't, so write accordingly.

As far as parkers, write all those with the $2,000.00 rims. You know they aren't going to pay, but they'll get the boot.

If they do end up paying, so what. It will be their first contribution to the coffers of this city in their lifetimes.

Only write the no account, non-working, entitlement, I pay your salary pieces of shit.

Then you can just smile and say, "Yes, now you will."

It's a win win. No goose eggs for the boss, no money for the city.

7/20/2008 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, Birkett is a politician, but as far as I have seen, a friend to the police and a pretty loyal type for a pol. At least he has the balls to say something positive about CPD when no one else is willing to do that.

7/20/2008 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Birkett seems to be a top notch guy. I think we need to keep sticking it to our own pool of assholes here in Cook Co.

I love the work we are doing it is truly going to cause some exempts to be fired and maybe with a little luck King Richie will have a grabber or a stroke which will leave him drooling like old man Stroger.

Keep up the good work ladies and gentlemen we are having an impact.

No contact equals no complaint.

7/20/2008 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

some genius came up with the idea to have a 63rd street fest from racine to morgan over the weekend in 007. guess what happened? someone got shot and multiple fights!no way! think these are the same people who invade taste of chicago? just a thought

7/20/2008 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC:
Your white shirts look like assholes on tv, no wonder you have problems. Your FOP guy looks like a criminal, just like ex Gov. Ryan has that look about him.

Fuck Birkett

7/20/2008 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who cares what the motivation...he came to our defense..! Ive known Joe Birkett for years and hes a fair, decent guy and a great States Attorney..Id rather see him in any state executive spot instead of that asshole/soon to be inmate Blago or god forbid another Daley!

7/20/2008 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Birkett is a man with real balls! unlike the daley-balgo-strogers who have all the sheep under their thumbs especially the 50 alderidiots! Birkett would be a great governor pro-police and would back us up unlike the idiots that are in now!

7/20/2008 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I've known Joe Birkett for years and your assertions are as full of $hit as Prince Richie. Find a more deserving target."

Signed Mrs. Birkett Joe's Mother

Take it easy Mrs. B.
One thing we can agree on;
Joe can be oily & knows how the game is played. Why else would he run as Topinka's Lt. Guv Boytoy?

7/20/2008 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone else hear that the new Commander of IAD Investigations Section(Rodriguiz is now commander of 25) will be a soon to be retired fed that worked at airport? Does anyone still believe J-Boy is concerned with our morale.

7/20/2008 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at the outdoor roll call on 18 Jul 08 at 103rd and Lowe. What a friekin joke. Same old dog and pony show. A few comments by the commander of 022 that really got us going and then some words of encouragement by JODY. He says be agressive, make street stops. I say FUCK YOU. Last time the working police tried to be agressive you wind up in the BIS program or some clown has you on his video phone across the street. Oh after the roll call all the squads went down some side streets with lights and sirens on. That should stop the ghetto garbage from killing each other. For you po's that have less than three years on it's not too late to get the hell out of this shit city. be careful and back each other up.

7/20/2008 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hay sheep dogs, how do the scraps from the masters table taste? Ruff... Ruff...Go get em spot...

7/20/2008 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous wyldejackyl said...

What on earth is a gun tracking unit? Is this yet another program that assumes criminals will follow the law and register their firearms?

As a law-abiding citizen, I don't see what value this has in fighting crime whatsoever. I own guns, and none of them have made me want to kill people. In fact, the only thing I have "killed" with them are paper targets and clays...

I can't stand when citizens are treated like no-nothing cattle. We don't need a nanny..we need police with the authority to go after criminals, and leave the rest of us alone. Honestly, we can defend ourselves if necessary, but we shouldn't be deprived of that right because some people use firearms to cause crime. Some people drink and drive too, and yet the state still gives driver's licenses away to people who can not even read or speak english, let alone drive a car.

How ridiculous. I'm glad someone speaks the truth.

7/20/2008 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly HOW does one start a sucessfull tax revolt?

7/20/2008 02:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lisa will only run for gov if Obama LOSES. If he wins, she will run for his senate seat. Why would she want to be governor? Her old man already runs state politics.

7/20/2008 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've known Joe Birkett for years and your assertions are as full of $hit as Prince Richie. Find a more deserving target. There's plenty in our own department.

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I agree, I like Joe Birkett too. I have met him many times and he is a very down to earth guy. He grew up in 015 and his family moved to Elmhurst for the schools. He likes the police and attends PO benefits and events.

I think Birkett's motivation is that DuPage is not the sleepy west suburban neighbor anymore. The demise of the CHA and migration of CHA residents to suburbia has influenced our suburban Law Enforcement counterparts. I think Birkett is feeling the effect of Chicago's wylie populus.

7/20/2008 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice dot - to dot puzzle action there SCC. You just may be on target. However, the thought of two Madigans running the Ill show makes me want to vomit.

7/20/2008 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just to weigh in from 630 land.

Joe is OK, overall. We have certainly had worse SA's. He has reacted pretty well to the influx from the Shining City on the Lake of future doctors, NBA stars and rap artists about to turn their lives around.

His main problem is his ambition...he can play politics with some of the best. Unfortunately it does influence his office.

For example: Felony appovals go way down when he is trying to play in the bigger sandbox of state politics for 2 reasons:

1: "hey voters, look at my conviction rate!"

2: ASA's trying to make the boss look good and hopefully get the word thaey can take his place when Big Joe moves up. "hey joe, look at my conviction rate!"

Reason #2 has sadly become the norm out here, I think. We have some ASA's with balls the size of BB's. Almost every PD around me (and mine) has some hot case should be charged, but is on the back burner because some ASA won't step up and touch anything but a slam dunk. Or they want some ridiculous "just one more interview", hoping you will just give up and go away.

I think he'll run for AG eventually. Anyone would be better than what we have.

Anyone else out there grind thier teeth when the press calls Lisa Madicagn "the chief law enforcement officer of the state"?

Chief prosecutor (on paper), yes. Law enforcement officer? Give me a fucking break.

7/20/2008 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THEY ALL COME TO HEEL.AT DALEYS MIDGET FEET DONT TRUST ANY OF THEM.

7/20/2008 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh yeah, we need the state police to help us manage the savage. the state police all one man cars who take three hours to roll on 99a or 99b. its not their fault. no man power. so how the hell are they going to help district personnel ???., they can't even hold it down on the x-way. national guard in the ghetto. ????. man blago has been smokin some good herb with his old lady. go back to springfield and wait for your federal indictment. what a putz--- dumbest fucker i have met in years ======>-----------

7/20/2008 06:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take it from an old suburban cop. Joe Birkett - a loser both personally and politically - is as corrupt as Daley and as worthless a piece of shit as ever held office. Anything that comes out of his mouth is pure bullshit. He would suck anyone's balls to get promoted (elected) into any higher position. He is not a friend to anyone except his own career.

My son is CPD, and I'm very proud of him. But when Birkett says something nice about CPD, I want to barf because I know it's all about politics. Hey, Joe B, why have you been so silent about Chicago politics for the last 20 years and now all of a sudden you're concerned? You and Obama - two identical phonies!!!!

7/20/2008 07:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"7/20/2008 08:33:00 AM"


Now that's using your beaner.

7/20/2008 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 7:24-
Who told you or anybody else that the CPD or the ISP or the FBI or the DEA or the CIA or anybody else can simply enter your home without a warrant because you own a gun? You have been reading that rag put out by the Illinois State Rifle Association again haven't you? Have you ever heard of the Constitution? Read it, you might be amazed.

7/20/2008 09:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck Joe Birkett.

7/20/2008 10:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I've known Joe Birkett for years and your assertions are as full of $hit as Prince Richie. Find a more deserving target."

Signed Mrs. Birkett Joe's Mother

Take it easy Mrs. B.
One thing we can agree on;
Joe can be oily & knows how the game is played. Why else would he run as Topinka's Lt. Guv Boytoy?

7/20/2008 11:45:00 AM

I'm not his Mom, dickhead, and do not agree with an obvious asshat like you.

Did you ever stop to think if Topinka had won her race for Governor we wouldn't be dealing with Blago and an inept state government right now? Didn't think so.

7/20/2008 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly HOW does one start a sucessfull tax revolt?

7/20/2008 02:46:00 PM



Throw boxes of English tea into Boston Harbor while dressed as Indians

7/20/2008 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I was at the outdoor roll call on 18 Jul 08 at 103rd and Lowe. What a friekin joke. Same old dog and pony show. A few comments by the commander of 022 that really got us going and then some words of encouragement by JODY. He says be agressive, make street stops. I say FUCK YOU. Last time the working police tried to be agressive you wind up in the BIS program or some clown has you on his video phone across the street. Oh after the roll call all the squads went down some side streets with lights and sirens on. That should stop the ghetto garbage from killing each other. For you po's that have less than three years on it's not too late to get the hell out of this shit city. be careful and back each other up.

7/20/2008 01:50:00 PM

I agree lets do "street stops" and of course we violate someone's rights and next thing you know we are stripped at call back and being sued then fired great idea boss! once the g always the g sorry no takers here! What have you done for us lately? Happy to see the real police boss Cline at the bicycles for cops ride you were there but why?

7/20/2008 10:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I DON'T KNOW WHY SO MANY POLICEMEN USE THE "NO CONTRACT" EXCUSE TO DOG IT. IT SEEMS TO ME THAT IF YOUR A WORKER, YOUR A WORKER, AND IF YOUR A DOG..WELL YOUR A DOG...REGARDLESS OF A CONTRACT...I DON'T SEE EITHER TURNING DOWN THE RETRO PAY....THE "NO CONTRACT" EXCUSE IS JUST AN EASY OUT FOR A DOG TO JUSTIFY BEING A DOG...LET'S DO A STUDY...ACTIVITY W/O A CONTRACT...COMPARE AND SEE IF IT IMPROVES WHILE UNDER A CONTRACT....I DOUBT IT...QUIT WHINING AND DO SOME WORK!

7/20/2008 10:39:00 PM  
Blogger Westcide Dog said...

"We all know who would pay the fine and who wouldn't, so write accordingly.

As far as parkers, write all those with the $2,000.00 rims. You know they aren't going to pay, but they'll get the boot.

If they do end up paying, so what. It will be their first contribution to the coffers of this city in their lifetimes. "

There's a huge hitch in your plan bright eyes. I know for certain that whenever you tow a car to ANY impound lot in the city, any sort of "bling" is stripped off the ride even before it goes to auction. The only ones who will make out on that are the tow drivers or the impound lot operators.

Come up with a better idea than that Sparky and I might just break out a pen!

7/20/2008 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"There's a huge hitch in your plan bright eyes. I know for certain that whenever you tow a car to ANY impound lot in the city, any sort of "bling" is stripped off the ride even before it goes to auction. The only ones who will make out on that are the tow drivers or the impound lot operators.

Come up with a better idea than that Sparky and I might just break out a pen!

7/20/2008 11:11:00 PM"


And how is that a 'hitch'?

7/21/2008 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"7/20/2008 10:39:00 PM"


Of course you don't understand, you're an idiot.

You know, I think I've encountered your 'style' of blogging elsewhere.


Do you also get paid to post shit on blogs besides during your 'work' hours down at city hall?

7/21/2008 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck joe birkett again.

7/21/2008 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Did you ever stop to think if Topinka had won her race for Governor we wouldn't be dealing with Blago and an inept state government right now? Didn't think so.

7/20/2008 10:11:00 PM"


No, we'd be dealing with Judy picking up where Georgie left off.

As for 'inept' what parts do you suppose the Madigan's and the Daley's have played, in the sad state of this state's affairs?

Care to comment?

7/21/2008 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Have you ever heard of the Constitution? Read it, you might be amazed.

7/20/2008 09:23:00 PM"


Have you been in a coma for the past 40 years or so?

Open your eyes, you might be amazed at how often the Feds, with the cooperation of the State, County and City, have acted as if there were no Constitution.

But I think you know that, since you refer to "...that rag put out by the Illinois State Rifle Association..." with such contempt and ignorant disdain.

How about a resounding 'Fuck You, Asshole', from our Founding Fathers, who WROTE the Constitution you so readily quote, and, by your context, mock.

7/21/2008 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 10:39p.m. Go Fuck Yourself Boss! Anything to make you look good at the expense of the troops right?  You have a nice big salary and maybe even a company car and chance to sell back comp hours every year. No, you're not worried about money. The cost of living increase isn't bothering you. Hell you're gratefull you had the clout to get that white shirt and now you can tell all the guys "bring me some activity I got you back!" You tell us all the time "don't do this don't do that they're watching you and you'll get a rule 14 violation etc. etc." Then the next day you tell us to make up some shit because the numbers are down.
Yeah we know you! It's all about you and how you look. You have total immunity because when we get fucked for you, your name is not attached to anything and you knew nothing, right? You are the first one to suggest violating someone's civil rights because in the end it won't be you, will it? You are the establishment and part of the problem. Now go type a memo about some crime pattern!

7/21/2008 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course, Joe Birkett doesn't want Chicagoans, particularly ex-CHAers, in Dupage County, because it would remind him of his Chicago Austin community roots from forty years ago.

7/21/2008 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JOE ROCKS

7/21/2008 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least Judy Barr Topinka would have kept the taxes on cigarettes down. She wouldn't want to bankrupt herself.

She has a great voice. She reminds me of the late, great Susanne Pleschette (sob).

7/21/2008 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Payroll cut 9200 checks
far cry from the 13500 they tell everyone we have

7/21/2008 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does Cooter think?

7/21/2008 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Happy to see the real police boss Cline at the bicycles for cops ride you were there but why?

7/20/2008 10:28:00 PM"

Keep on sending your payroll deductions to his slushfund champ. He's real alright, real good @ thieving!

7/21/2008 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Movie Buff said...

No tears for Topinka...she is in Hollywood making big $$$$. She is playing the part of Lady Elaine in the remake of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. It should be hitting the big screen in the fall.

Who do you think is playing Mr. Rogers and Chef Brockett?

7/22/2008 01:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"She has a great voice. She reminds me of the late, great Susanne Pleschette (sob).

7/21/2008 08:35:00 AM"

So, how long has it been, since you lost your mind?

7/22/2008 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you also get paid to post shit on blogs besides during your 'work' hours down at city hall?

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Not anymore than you do...

7/22/2008 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How about a resounding 'Fuck You, Asshole', from our Founding Fathers, who WROTE the Constitution you so readily quote, and, by your context, mock.

7/21/2008 12:32:00 AM"



Have you ever heard of the Constitution? Read it, you might be amazed.

7/23/2008 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As for 'inept' what parts do you suppose the Madigan's and the Daley's have played, in the sad state of this state's affairs?
Care to comment?
7/21/2008 12:26:00 AM
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What is an inept 'what' parts? Yur grammer iz inn a sad state o' affaers. Know understants, kare two ree-right too klariphy wiff punktuation?

7/23/2008 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"As for 'inept' what parts do you suppose the Madigan's and the Daley's have played, in the sad state of this state's affairs?
Care to comment?
7/21/2008 12:26:00 AM
...

What is an inept 'what' parts? Yur grammer iz inn a sad state o' affaers. Know understants, kare two ree-right too klariphy wiff punktuation?

7/23/2008 08:35:00 AM"


As for 'inept', what parts do you suppose the Madigan's and the Daley's have played, in the sad state of this state's affairs?
Care to comment?
7/21/2008 12:26:00 AM


There's your fucking comma, asshole, now answer the question.

7/25/2008 10:45:00 AM  

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