Saturday, August 23, 2008

First Deputy Stripped

Starks Redux?
  • Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis stripped his first deputy of key personnel powers in what critics call a show of no-confidence in the man he chose to oversee day-to-day operations of the Police Department.

    The Aug. 12 special order means First Deputy Supt. James Jackson, who is African-American, will no longer chair the Merit Board charged with making merit promotions to the rank of sergeant, lieutenant and captain.

    Instead, the board will be headed by former mayoral aide Ted O'Keefe, the civilian deputy superintendent of administrative services now developing an evaluation system for police officers for the first time since 2002.

First up, the top paragraph is a lie - Weis didn't choose anyone to oversee anything. J-Fed came in knowing no one and was told who to put where.

The last paragraph shows exactly what's going on - Ted O'Keefe. Guess this roller coaster still hasn't hit bottom yet boys and girls. Hold on.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just another example of how city hall is taking control over this department...if you think it was bad before with the hall calling in for a few promotional 'favors' ....just wait!

8/23/2008 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does PACE have a bus route to Gary Indiana? They talk about going broke, so we have bus service to Indiana? The CTA should just cut loose from the RTA, and just use its money for city service.

8/23/2008 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

U have the love the King!!! He doesn't even hide that the game is rigged nor does he care. This is the Kings kingdom for him to do what he wants and no one will stand in his way.

Thats right morons keep voting dummycrat. Soon the people's republic of Shitcago will provide for all and be your one and only true god!!

8/23/2008 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep going!!

8/23/2008 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

WOW I GITZ 2 GIVE DA MAYOR CREDIT!

he is about 5 steps AHEAD OF US ALL!

SO DA MAYOR GUY CONTROLS ALL DA MERITS HMMM...

I WONDER IF THE LITTLE STAR IS GOING TO B NEXT TO MERITS HACK ANYMORE...

I WONDER IF FOP HAS THE BALLS TO DROP A DIME THRU THE SHACK MAN PROCESS. IT WOULD ONLY BE FAIR SEEING THAT THE CITY WANT TO PLAY FAST AND LOOSE.

OH WELL I GUESS THE CITY REALLY DOESNT CARE ANOUT REVENUE.

DO U THINK THE 1ST DEPUTY REALLY CARES I WOULD SUSPECT THAT WHEN HE RETIRES HE WILL GET A NICE GIG AT OEMC.

THE SAD THING IS THE 1ST DEPUTY IS A GOOD GUY BUT IT LOOK LIKE HIS JUICE AINT WHAT IT NEEDZ 2 B.

WHEN R THEY GOING 2 DO THE SAME 2 CUELLO??

8/23/2008 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess I will be the first to bring up what a fucking spineless company man answer that do nothing asshole Mark Donahue gave in response to the move. Thanks again for all you support to the rank and file Mark!! Can we please decertify this useless thing we call a union.

8/23/2008 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is absolutely OUT FUCKING RAGEOUS! ANOTHER CIVILIAN will be deciding the future of the CPD? I can't get out of here fast enough.

8/23/2008 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is absolutely revolting. This sickens me like no move before. If anyone dared think that things were getting better, this ought to dispel any notions like that.

Not only a fucking CIVILIAN but a fucking MAYORAL AIDE is now our first deputy of police!

This no doubt the lowest I have seen this department in over 20 years. Fuck this job, I mean really fuck this job and fuck this jagoff corrupt cock sucker mother fucker piece of shit mayor.

The day Richard M Daley has the big one will be a good day for the City of Chicago.

Way back when I had a year and a day on the job I was greeting in a beat car by a real old timer who smiled, took the cigar out of his mouth, held out his hand and told me his name and that he did nothing. I just joined that old timer. I do nothing.

Fuck you Daley.

8/23/2008 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Help I'm falling and I can't get up. I wonder how long the freak show will go on and how long will it takes before Daily sinks the entire Dept?

8/23/2008 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the Federal Monitor is paying attention. How can a person who has never been a police officer and only been with the Dept. a short time head the committee that determines who will be meritoriously promoted? This is a complete take ovre of the merit promotion by the mayor, not that he didn't pretty much control it before. At least exempt members who were the police got a couple of picks. We're going backwards to the day when you had to have a chinaman, now instead of paying with cash, you have to pay in political favoritism. Jody has broken another promise to clean reform the merit process. He has also shown once again that instead of being an independent outside reformer, he is an agent for the mayor.

Pallidin

8/23/2008 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley is going for a flat-out takeover of the police dept., not that he doesn't control it already...now he's just exposing it to air it seems.

This city really sucks.

8/23/2008 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jackson is a stand up guy. He stood up for me and other guys on the watch when other bosses were trying to jam them up.

8/23/2008 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ted O'Keefe is nothing more than a no nothing political hack of tricky little Dick Daley.

If people that Daley isn't running this Department i'll eat my shorts.

That is why it is so f*cked up!

8/23/2008 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC WHY DONT YOU HAVE ANYTHING ABOUT JOHN ARDELEAN AND THE FACT THEY ARE REOPENING THE CASE!!!!!!!!!

8/23/2008 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God help us all.

I mean, da mere has always had his fingers in the CPD pie. But that has always been...suggested...not out in the open...no direct link to his office...in other words, plausible denial.

But not now.

And he, and Jody, probably think this is going to work to increase production. HAH! That is not happening.

Fuck you, "da mere". Fuck you, Jody. Fuck you, Ted.

8/23/2008 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE SYSTEM IS GOING DOWN PLEASE EAT YOUR OWN COMMAND STAFF> I LUV IT> THE POS WILL WIN IN THE LONG RUN> ONCE JODI JFED IS GONE THEN THE DEPT GETS TOTALY REVAMPED>REMEMBER DO SHIT AND LET IT IMPLOUDE

8/23/2008 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Instead, the board will be headed by former mayoral aide Ted O'Keefe, the civilian deputy superintendent of administrative services



Well, THAT is a great idea!

8/23/2008 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a few pointers to possibly getting this department ponted in the right direction and getting positive results. 1) reinstate Cozzi.2) base promotions on true merit, 3) enforce a FAIR disciplinary program (not allowing politics to dictate) 4)treat your officers like adults 5) get them a fair contract...I've said my peace now I'm going back to sleep, Rip Van Winkle.

8/23/2008 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mayor runs everything until it falls apart. Then walks away .

8/23/2008 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Total civilian control. This is Daley's answer to everything. He now completely controls the police department. O'Keefe is the defacto superintendent. Weiss has no idea. Just like Townsend who ran the department, now it is O'Keefe who is very close to daley. Daley is no fool. He tried to strip the FOP. He will continue to consolidate power. Kirby is another Daley pet. Think tank also is part of Daley control. Amazing.

8/23/2008 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those who do not know, the First Deputy's powers to transfer officers from district to district, was removed as well. Transfers are now handled under the Bureau of Administrative Services - through the Personnel Division. I wonder what powers the First Deputy has anymore. Its sad.

8/23/2008 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Incompetency abounds in the CPD! Drownings to continue until further notice! Iron life preservers being tossed all over the place! Jodie bleeding from all orfices in a futile attempt to save himself! Tick, tick, tick, times awasting GMAN! Ba bye!

8/23/2008 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-Fed to seek advice from Sgt Wally. After hearing of Sgt Wally's uncanny ability to lead, solve problems and just dazzle everyone with his Bull Shit J-Fed wants Sgt Wally on his team.

8/23/2008 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim Jackson is really a nice guy, but his talent pool for management is shallow. He reached his apex, following the Peter Principal, when he was affirmative action promoted to Sgt. Then came his second affirmative action promotion to Lt. Following that promotion which was way beyond his abilities his was recognozed as an exemplerary leader and won the third leg of the triple crown affirmative action derby to get made Commander. from there on it was recognized by the West side politicians and Alderman once he was dumped from A1 Detectives to 011 what a political hack he could become under their guidance. Therefore he followed in the footsteps of the other brilliant
1st Deputy Dana Starks to the first Deputys Office. Imagine that what a training ground for true ledaers that 011th District is!!!!! Finally J-Fraud has made a move on him, just like Phat Phil had to do on Dana Starks. Take the power away from that dope, he is incapable of making smart, unpolitical decisions. What has this department become, I never thought I would say this, but I would like to see the old time bosses like John Townsend back. Even though he was a political hack he had better decision making skill sets then the top brasss we are stuck with today.

8/23/2008 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow,

I guess having a former FBI SES was not the answer to the CPD's problems.

Proud Former Triple Deuce/ Working FED SSA

8/23/2008 10:18:00 AM  
Blogger Detective ShavedLongcock said...

The Chicago Police is basically falling apart piece by piece. I am not sure if this is a some kind of organized plan or just due to the incompetence of the people in charge.

In the two decades on this job, I have seen changes come and go. Some great and some just plain stupid. But it appears we are currently in a time that every change being implemented is either completely wrong or simply a failure. It is totally amazing to me that every step we are currently taking with this department has contributed to hurting the moral of the department personnel, failed in any success and has been completely ineffective in combating crime. One has to be lead to believe that this just can't be by accident.

As the old saying goes, even a broken wristwatch tells the correct time twice a day. So when everything is wrong, there is something else in the works.

Something has to change quickly. Because the other old saying is... it's easy to save a ship that is taking on water, it's impossible to save a ship that has already sunk!

It truly is a blessing to at least have SecondCityCop around to allow the officers of this department to share what is going on with the CPD.



www.shavedlongcock.blogspot.com

8/23/2008 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same crap going on, just a different brotha getting the shaft.
This City and their underhanded politics have made us the laughingstock of the entire country. It will be hard for many of us as future retirees to go out and seek other law enforcement jobs with other agencies with any credibility as this shit continues to get deeper.

8/23/2008 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meaning that Daley will pick every merit Sgt., Lt., and Capt. in the Dept. Did anyone think otherwise?

8/23/2008 10:24:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Who the fuck is this O'Keefe guy? Another covert Daley "asset" operating beneath the radar?

SCC: While we usually agree, I object to your "roller coaster" analogy. With morale non-existent, this dept. is in a perpetual SPIN DRY CYCLE.

Weis and O'Keefe: What will be the role of a simple IQ test (even a 12-minute, 50-item Wonderlic) and actual street experience in fast districts in ferreting out all the incompetent clout babies managing the CPD? I'm not suggesting that these people be Mensa material. But borderline morons? Keep it real!

No offense intended to James Jackson. I understand that he qualifies as a street-wise cop who formerly worked fast districts. After hearing the text on a CPD letterheadu, I also must credit Weis for writing to Gov. Culver of Iowa on behalf of Mike Mette. Yet, J-Fed remains a dismal failure.

Also, I would salivate just to get a peek at the Stanford-Binet scores of Daley, Weis, the Toddler and Emil Jones III, among others.

While Weis is on the record for an objective, transparent selection process for promotion, he's merely Daley's puppet. All talk. Clout reigns supreme more than ever before.

I once thought that as an outsider, Weis could be our savior. How wrong I was.

True to form, I envision his forthcoming dog and pony shows with supervisors to be nothing more than bukkake sessions with copious servings of Kool-Aid. They will conclude with white shirts linking hands while singing Kumbaya.

In an earlier post, someone suggested that I attend these circle jerks because most (wisely) believe that their constructive criticism will ultimately result in retaliation. While I'm flattered and would chomp at the bit for such an opportunity to help out the troops, those cocksuckers would never allow me over the threshold.

Meanwhile, I've recently spoken to some of our brethren in the NYPD regarding their new proposed CONTRACT. A consensus suggests that the NYPD rank and file are satisfied with the offer.

Instead of wasting space on bullshit in FOP newsletters, why don't they compare salaries and working conditions of other major depts. for our membership to read? It would prove to be a real eye-opener in realizing how fucked up the CPD really is.

Significantly, some active and retired NYPD expressed shock that the City still requires residency and that shift differential is not reality. While it's not unheard of that some NYPD suckholes have a "rabbi" or a "hook" mentoring their lackluster careers, "the Chicago Way" of CLOUT is far beyond the pale.

Hey! I'm an optimist. Yet reality compels me to exhort you talented young guys that it's not too late to bail out from this clusterfuck.

Stay safe and blue. Have each others' backs and God help us! Nobody else will.

8/23/2008 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know James Jackson and have never worked for him but he seems to be a a good man and a good policeman. Unfortunately he has some questionable people working in his office (R.R. and A.L.) - left over from the old regime - who happen also to be quite close to the BAS ADS.

Interestingly these changes only benefit R.R. and A.L. since they had the miraculous timing of putting key supervisory personnel in the Personnel Division ( J. N.) just two weeks before the transfer power of the First Deputy's office was taken away. That's great timing. Pretty lucky timing actually.

Also an interesting coincidence is that these same people were admonished by the First for transferring people without his knowledge months ago. Now, they are and their friends can continue business as usual without the obstacle of the First Deputy. We are really in trouble. Really.

8/23/2008 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I already stopped writing movers and parkers and doing pro-active police work. The only thing I got left is the bus check I turn in every now and then. Now, I won't even do that anymore.

That's it, I'm done. Let the cameras catch the speeders and red-lite runners. Let the community activists and reverends stop the shootings.

Congratulations, Mr Mayor. You finally got the police department you wanted.

8/23/2008 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

James Jackson was one of the finest bosses in 011 to work for. I did not mind bringing in activity for him. But no way in hell will I bring in any activity for j-fed and aunt bea the bartender. At least JJ would come up and shake everyones hand and say hello. J fed wont even do that. I am predicting an early retirement party for J-fed and aunt bea. JJ is heavy and will survive j-feds latest dumb ass decision. J fed are you making these deecisions with aunt bea at her bar at 39th and western?

8/23/2008 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope nobody takes this as a chance to slam Jackson. He was put in that position by Weis. Now Weis's back is to the wall and he has to shift the blame to someone for this job going to shit. The mayor brought in Weis just like his pop brought in O.W.Wilson and Wilson actually did a great job. Sorry Mr. mayor, Weis is no Wilson, times have changed. Get rid of the education requirement and get some common sense on the job. College doesn't give "life skills" which is needed badly right now. What do we get as the "boss", a democratic yogurt gobbler, my God, the man keeps pussycats!! Buy him a brand new uniform with stars and bars and send him on his way. Tell the reverends and aldermen to keep their noses out of the police department. While your at it, get rid of the inspectors give a little responsibility to the sergeants. Get rid of the desk dollies that run when a strange white shirt walks into the district because they know theres too many people assigned to the desk. Get rid of those people that sit in their "cruisers" with their shoes off watching dvd's. Give the police a decent contract before they have to apply for food stamps. There are great coppers on the job, let them do their job. That includes the white shirts too, for the most part. 1775

8/23/2008 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all of the bureau changes in the works, research and development was supposed to moved to the superintendent's office, but was stopped because O'Keefe didn't want it moved from the bureau of administrative services. Why you ask? To control the policy of the department. Who controls o'keefe? That's right: Daley. All of the policy has to go through o'keefe first before it is approved by Weis. The Sup's policy group was formed in attempt to circumvent this process, but with only 3 people in this group, not much can be done.

8/23/2008 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous old six shooter said...

The warning signs were there right from the start. One of his first order of business was to seclude his office with signs to keep out, etc. etc.

8/23/2008 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jackson and Weis both have been stripped of power but are making the same amount of money. Its the Daley administration wanting more control of the promotions of the CPD.

The city would like to make the rank of Lt. meritorous. It has been brought up in city hall meetings. They did it to the rank of captain.

Some one please pass a bucket to bail out some water of this sinking ship. We are going down faster than the Titantic....

8/23/2008 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aunt Bea for 1st Deputy. She can blink and twitch while serving cold beers at all the suckass exempt meetings.

8/23/2008 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy never stops screwing up. Gets rid of Jackson, a well respected cops cop, and keeps that incompitent Cuello. Just when you though things coudn't get worse.

8/23/2008 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

King Richie still in charge. Nothing changes. I can't believe the gall of weiss to say that Jackson was too laid back and not a go getter. Anyone who knows Jimmy Jam, knows that that could not be more far from the truth. He has always been a go getter and the real POLICE something O'Keef and Weiss are not, nor will ever be period.................

8/23/2008 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOTHING NEW: Daley's in house political hack, with ZERO police knowledge will name police bosses.

Daley nemed a goof with ZERO background to run the CTA.

Daley named a hack with ZERO experience to run the airport.

Loyalty to the stuttering moron is the only thing of importance.

O'Keefe is Daley's lap dog.

8/23/2008 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what happens when you cave in to these internet reverends....this department has become embarrassing. We have become a side show for the media, while our contract is in the crapper. WHAT A JOKE!! NO MORE WORK!! This J-Fed, that no working copper trusts, can’t even stand by his own decision. HAY JACKASS…..it’s not the Deputy ITS YOU!!!!!!! WAKE UP!!!!!! WE DON’T LIKE YOU!!! WE DON’T TRUST YOU!!!! Oh by the way, stop wearing the uniform. You are not the police.

8/23/2008 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A civilian with no knowledge of police work....I smell another Daley innovation that has hit rock bottom.

8/23/2008 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More political than it ever has been.

old retired guy

8/23/2008 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ted O'Keefe, former priest Our Lady of Mercy parish in the 80's. Now the number 2 man in the police dept. Wonder why he left the priesthood?

8/23/2008 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The board will be headed by "former" mayoral aide Ted O'Keefe, the civilian Deputy Superintendent of Administrative Services now developing an evaluation system for police officers.....the word former should be deleted. Isn't Richie the defacto head of the Independent Police Review Authority. Isn't this another politicalization and running this department and the city into a debt-hole. But, we will have Olympics, Section 8 housing in our neighborhoods and flower pots.

8/23/2008 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one wants to work for O'Keefe. He's an ex-priest, treats his employees like crap and an overall asshole. He is also the poster child for "I need to get laid!!!"

8/23/2008 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally, I think JJ has always been a stand-up guy, and a pretty good boss. He has NO problems looking out for the Police, not big fan of dogs. He hasnt been half bad as a 1st Dept. granted, he hasnt done much, but he hasnt been able to do much. The problem lies with the nit-wits above him!

8/23/2008 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right on the money..looks like jodi's top staff was dictated by richie..how else can explain aunt bea ?????

jodi ain't got no cajones...

8/23/2008 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone please tell me why an aldercreature has a say in who get's a merit promotion .

whats even worse is that most of the aldercreaturs picks get promoted . Campaing donations and volunteering services get you stripes . when is going to stop ????????

8/23/2008 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simply stated, it would be impossible for Chicago politicians and upper management insiders to create an OBJECTIVE and fair promotional "evaluation process".

Anything they touch turns into SUBJECTIVE, clout-infested shit.

8/23/2008 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW!!! Let the puppet show begin.

Lets see now former Daley right hand man and mayorial aide is now in charge of merit promotions for the job and is going to evalute me with a system he comes up with. Thats a perfect job for a civilian. DUH! How about making monique bonds a deputy also. She seems real knowledgable with all her comments. I guess the ice berg wasn't good for the city... They had to pull the plug also.

8/23/2008 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The move means Daley is now in charge of merit promotions. Guess he wants a room at the pokie before 2016.

8/23/2008 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is O'keefe now the 1st?

What in the world is going on in CPD?

8/23/2008 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weis was stripped a couple of months ago. They're still making the same $. Ride the wave.

8/23/2008 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Acknowledging the need to improve officer morale as well as instill public trust in a department racked by scandals and corruption, Weis said he chose his command staff to send a message.

"It is time for change," said Weis, a career FBI agent who was the first outsider picked to head the department in almost five decades. "I wanted to bring in some fresh faces, some fresh ideas, and I wanted to show that, yes, you do a good job, you're going to move up in this organization."

James Jackson, a 23-year veteran and a former commander of the Harrison District, was named first deputy superintendent. Jackson, who will run day-to-day operations, impressed the superintendent in his interviews with his "humble" attitude and experience in narcotics and gang investigations in tough districts, Weis said.

Jackson, 50, said his promotion should be a signal to the rank and file that hard work pays off.

"If you do your job and you're professional, you are noticed," he said. "This is something we want to share with our officers, that it's important for the organization. ... By doing these things, you will be recognized."

From BlackAmericans.com : Top cop shakes up city police...'It's time for change' - February 17, 2008

8/23/2008 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FIX IS IN AGAIN!

8/23/2008 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-Fed isnt really running the show.He is the just the scapegoat. Masters has been running things behind the scenes ever since Daley installed him as J-Fed's Chief of Staff.Masters was the one who pushed the incident with the stripping of the FOP 4.All of the major decisions are made by Masters via Daley.The more things change,the more they stay the same...

8/23/2008 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Problem is, they shouldve fucking stripped Dana Starks years ago!!!!!

Same shit, different flies!!!

8/23/2008 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J.W. is smart, and unlike Cline who took all of Dana Starks power away but let him keep his position and salary, J.W. has done the right thing with Jackson.

Time to hold all these clout baby, kiss ass, free loading, "Gimee, Gimee", bosses accountable.

Now, before J.W. thinks of a replacement, the worst thing he could do is bring in a that Midget, Thomb Thumb clout heavier than whale shit... Retired worthless Deputy Thomas Byrne. You think moral is bad now? Put this no noting, do nothing prick in there!

That's the rumor, Tom Byrne (The Old Midget Fuck) He's a great guy. If you don't believe me, just ask him... he tell ya.

8/23/2008 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Reverands will be up in arms about this one. But hey, maybe Jackson can recommend a worthy family member to take his place.

Isnt that the Chicago Way? Family, Friends, CLOUT????

8/23/2008 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's now 1400hrs and the Trib. still has not reported this story. Suntimes had it this morning. So are they getting inside info.? Daley stooges. What the hell is wrong with FOP Pres. Donohue saying J-Fraud is reshuffling his team. He should have ripped into J-Frauds failure and ripped into Daley for messing this Dept. up. Keep up the pressure. New York just got a 17% raise. We have a smaller population and more homicides. No Contract=No Contact!

8/23/2008 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC please explain if possible: Why the BS...why doesn't short-shanks just put the people he wants into place and stop the charade??? This makes no sense to me... promote command staff officers when they are not ready or qualified and then shit all over them - why?

8/23/2008 02:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Bea next???

8/23/2008 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O'Keefe will abuse his power as well. Watch for his to promote his CAPS and Administrative boys and girls from a few years ago.

8/23/2008 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the 1st Dep have to give up his new cruiser?

8/23/2008 03:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So like does this mean Jackson is on secret double probation?

8/23/2008 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is it, Weis has surrendered to the Daley people. O'Keefe has to stay in there to choose all of the sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, wives, husbands, girlfriends, boyfriends, lovers, reverend to gangbanger relationships, fruit relationships and and anything that will show blantant reverse discrimination cause Daley and his staff don't care. He'll promote and not care of lawsuits, he'll just hire more shysters and fight an illegit promotion. He does not want career policemen, he wants precient captains. I thought he just did not like the police, now I realize he actually hates the police. After he throws out Weis he will have 100 % control over this job, he is at about 90% now. This guy is pure evil.

8/23/2008 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back Scantron-scored civil service tests devised and administered by impartial outside experts for all promotions through first deputy supt. None of this "merit" nonsense which is anything but actual merit.

Garbage in. Garbage out.

Any "reforms" from a Daley henchman like O'Keefe will only perpetuate clout with even more dummies who will not command the respect of the officers.

If the truth be known, King Richard II should have been hauled off to the gallows over a decade ago.

CPD "MERIT" = CLOUT. Period.

8/23/2008 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-Fed is phonier than a $3 dollar bill.

8/23/2008 04:23:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

SCC WHY DONT YOU HAVE ANYTHING ABOUT JOHN ARDELEAN AND THE FACT THEY ARE REOPENING THE CASE!!!!!!!!!

Um, because (A) this was more important, (B) the police shooting was more important, and (C) WE POSTED AN ENTIRE THREAD ON IT AT 12:03 AM THIS MORNING!

How about looking at the third thread on the main page Short Bus?

8/23/2008 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So...as much as the merit process is a sham and we all know it...now we'll have someone who's never been a police officer choosing who becomes a Captain,Lt. and Sgt.


Retirement can't come soon enough

God help us

8/23/2008 04:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Gossip around city hall is that the Mayor leased Midway Airport but will not go public with it because he's saving the $ for the olympics.

8/23/2008 04:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what good is it having all those muscles when you let someone push you and your department around? Grow some.

8/23/2008 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I already stopped writing movers and parkers and doing pro-active police work. The only thing I got left is the bus check I turn in every now and then. Now, I won't even do that anymore.

That's it, I'm done. Let the cameras catch the speeders and red-lite runners. Let the community activists and reverends stop the shootings.

Congratulations, Mr Mayor. You finally got the police department you wanted.

8/23/2008 10:32:00 AM

Great....who cares.
Are you delusional enough to think the Mayor reads this blog or gives a fuck if you write a parker. Im glad your not doing shit. Im sure you a real firecracker when not being held down by the man. Now carry on doing nothing.

8/23/2008 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will repeat what has been said before. The FOP is ineffective, Jody Weis is here to clean house, plain and simple. The mayor of this city cannot stand the police, and the alderman and the mayor just want to put their people in the positions of power everywhere including the police department. We only have each other and we should act before it is to late! An organized march on city hall will get their attention.

8/23/2008 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"J-Fed is phonier than a $3 dollar bill.

8/23/2008 04:23:00 PM"



Yu mean dat der ain't no such ting as a tree dolla bill?


Fuck!


I bin had!!!

8/23/2008 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The move means Daley is now in charge of merit promotions. Guess he wants a room at the pokie before 2016.

8/23/2008 01:08:00 PM

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Daley was ALWAYS in charge of merit promotions. City Hall could ALWAYS make or block any promotion.

JJ being the 1st Dep or not being the 1st Dep makes absolutely no difference.

The mayor controls every personnel decision made on this department. It's the way it always was and forever will be.

This is a non-story.

8/23/2008 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 8/23/2008 09:18:00 AM

There is a key called "caps lock" on the key board, don't use it;
go to eye doctor, get glasses;
look at other threads above and below the one you post on, act accordingly.

Hope you're not on the job.

8/23/2008 05:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What in the hell did I get myself into!!

Newbie

8/23/2008 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HURRY UP & STRIP PETERSON!

8/23/2008 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On a positive note, since rank and file is not producing and there is essentially nothing they can do about that, they are starting to turn on each other.

This could be fun.

8/23/2008 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We are really in trouble. Really.

8/23/2008 10:26:00 AM"


Not really.


The fact that shortshanks has been compelled to bring his hijinks out into the open is actually very encouraging.


Along with his moves to bolster parkers with his many ghetto hires, aka TMA agents, meter maids, etc., and his dispatching same to blanket those areas previously immune to this type of blatant revenue enhancing, plus the newly lowered boot threshold, mayor mumbles is approaching full panic mode, akin to Captain Queeg, without the panacea of a pair of steel balls to play with.


With every move this rascal makes, he reveals himself to be determined to exert what he doesn't have, the power to break the will of real men and women.


All daley knows is Bribe, Bully or Banish.


Real men and women refuse to be bribed, are too strong to be bullied and do not fear banishment.


Know the GO, know the Contract, know the Law, and apply all three as your conscience and greater resolve guide you.


Weather the storm and be the only ones standing when it passes into history.


When the Obama riots occur, the only thing that will save mister short and balding is a chest grabber.

8/23/2008 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a maneuver for Daley to put his "GUY" in control !!!!!!!!!!

Da Midget will do anything to get overt/covert control of the CPD !!!

Here's a very wet fart in your honor "Ricardo" the turd. "Splat" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8/23/2008 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was going to post something about maybe allowing JJ to be the acting sup, put JW on a 9 month leave, let JJ "re-clean" house, get rid of JW's appointments, etc., etc., but....then I came to my senses, realized that shortshanks has in fact taken complete control of the CPD, and that there is no other option. So....the inevitable decline in morale and productivity continues. As many other posters have said: congrats, Mr. Mayor, you now have the police dept. that you wanted and you so richly (no pun intended) deserve....

8/23/2008 05:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I thought he just did not like the police, now I realize he actually hates the police. After he throws out Weis he will have 100 % control over this job, he is at about 90% now. This guy is pure evil.

8/23/2008 04:16:00 PM"


shortshanks hates whoever he can't control.

when whoever he can't control are people who he needs, he hates them even more.

when whoever he can't control he fears, well, there ain't that much hate in this world, not even in the heart of a daley.

daley is fast approaching the end of his run, and, as is expected, the closer that end approaches, the faster he runs towards it, all the while believing he's running away from it.

in a way, it's a beautiful thing to behold, albeit a guilty pleasure.

now, if only the little fellow had a bunker to retreat into......

8/23/2008 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great. The city is cryin broke.
We have a Supt, hired to perform two jobs at 300K a year. Now only doing one with someone else getting paid to do his second job,

Now we have a First Deputy, stilli getting paid to do a job he wasn;t qaulified for, but releived of his responsibilities!

If you and I fuck up and don't do our jobs, we'd get fired.

Once again the double standard.

Once again DAley using his favorite line about everyone deserves a second chance. This in reference to his pal Obama's relationship with the radical professor from UIC. Do you think he'd ever say that about a copper who got jammed up?

8/23/2008 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jackson came in and spoke to us at midnight roll call once in 003. his speech was a lot more impressive than what Weis said when he came in. Jackson seemed like a good guy who i could respect and work for. jackson even showed up at a 10-1 once in 003. saw at the pumps at 65/state and he said, "hello." nothin' bad to say about him.

but they keep Aunt Bea in. Which dumb order after dumb order has come out of her office and i've never heard one good thing about her. Nor have i even met her.

8/23/2008 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Sup's policy group was formed in attempt to circumvent this process, but with only 3 people in this group, not much can be done.

8/23/2008 10:50:00 AM

They have more power than you realize. Chief of staff and O'Keefe run this department directly from the mayor.

8/23/2008 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it possible to give the Teamster's a try.

8/23/2008 06:26:00 PM  
Blogger Too Many Dummies said...

"Daley nemed a goof with ZERO background to run the CTA.

Daley named a hack with ZERO experience to run the airport."
_____________________________

Ahem, let's not forget Arne Duncan, no experience with education.

8/23/2008 06:38:00 PM  
Blogger Too Many Dummies said...

"Thats right morons keep voting dummycrat."
8/23/2008 07:37:00 AM
_______________________________
Dummycrat? I love it!

8/23/2008 06:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has nothing to do with Jackson and everything to do with the Mayor having total control over key areas of the Department. To think this was done by Weis is not real. Obviously the scumtimes couldn't see this. Jackson is not being punished or demoted...the mayor wants total day to day control without buffers.

From his chief of staff to O'Keefe the Mayor now has total control over the department, most ESPECIALLY the merit promotions. If you look at past merit promotions you can see who knows who, but now it will total city hall selections.

What really frosts my balls is Donahue's milktoast comments. I would have hoped at the least he would have had the balls to call it like it was....the mayor putting his total stamp on the department. How can he act so clueless?


They can suck my balls!

8/23/2008 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the fact that J-Fed is realizing that he made some bone headed moves when he used the hatchet to remove some very experienced bosses from the department. However I don't like the fact that he's basically turning over day to day operations of this department to civilians and ex Feds.
This is a very bad thing for the department.
I predict aunt Bea will be the next to get the treatment Jimmy Jackson just got. Neither of them should have ever been promoted to the positions they're currently in.
If J Fed didn't have the midget calling the shots he could just admit his mistakes and start from scratch. This department is in very bad shape and is on the verge of spiraling out of control.
Thanks very much J Fed and King Ritchie. You've taken a very fine police department and turned it into a laughingstock of the nation.
I've got the time on now I'm just biding my time until I turn 50 so I can get the hell out of this shithole department and this blood sucking city.

8/23/2008 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ted O'Keefe's main qualifications for the positions he has had on the CPD is his ability to get out the vote as an 11th ward precicnt captn and a card carrying member of the 11th ward democratic organization. It starts and ends there.

8/23/2008 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a kick in the face to every sworn police officer.

How can they ask us to work on 1 hand and pull a stunt like this at the same time?

Just total lack of respect for any real police officer.

8/23/2008 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the real Dana Starks please stand up?

8/23/2008 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow,

I guess having a former FBI SES was not the answer to the CPD's problems.

Proud Former Triple Deuce/ Working FED SSA

8/23/2008 10:18:00 AM

Will you go the fuck away! YOUR NOT ONE OF US SO FUCK OFF!! Here are some boards you should try.
fuckyoufbiagent.com
getoffjodysdick.net
yourfbipussy.org
takethatbitchjodywithyou.gov

I hope this list helps you find other spinless baby batter drinkers such as your self. BITCH!

8/23/2008 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The world is changing-----who has the power to stand against the union of the two" fifth floors?

8/23/2008 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, any of you hear about the plans in the works to re-route streets in the next couple of years to ease congested intersections? Elston Avenue at Fullerton and Damen will be re-routed. The city has bought up the abandoned buildings around there in anticipation of moving Elston around that intersection. Lots of other moves being made quietly in anticipation of......................
THE OLYMPICS!!!!! Done deal.

8/23/2008 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jimmy Jack is a real policeman, and too good of a cop to kiss ass to these wanna be Cops who are just politicians in uniform. Don't worry about it J.J. ; collectively, all together they can't make a pimple on your rear end. Forget these Clowns, that's all they are. They are the ones that made this Dept. the laughing Stock it is now, not guys like you.

Wheelgunner Previously in the Jaws of Death with you a few decades ago.

8/23/2008 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is amazing! Most of us liked Jackson! He was the police, unlike J-fed who was NEVER one of us! They just don't get it. It's not one person that has us unmotivated, it's the city, politicians and J-Fed. The city has been treating their police like shit for a long time and we're tired of it! This move only makes it worse. More political BS from city hall. Watch out guys! J-Fed will hurt you, he's the mayor's puppet and political axe man! Don't put your ass on the line for these snakes! By the way, can we have a contract?

8/23/2008 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Will the 1st Dep have to give up his new cruiser?

8/23/2008 03:29:00 PM

STOP posting here - you're just a security guard at Cosco!

8/23/2008 07:26:00 PM  
Blogger O. W. Wilson said...

Jeez, this department sure is screwed up. If I were still alive I would have my work cut out for me, that's for sure. It's worse now than when I took over in 1960, that Summerdale scandal wasn't shit compared to this mess now. best of luck lads and lasses.

Orlando

8/23/2008 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm getting pay!!! I got my OT check yesterday!!!Getting paid!!! Beautiful Hotdog!! I love this job!!! Who is this J FED everyone keeps whining about anyway? I gotz my money, and I only wrote 4 contact cards and 3 parkers last period!!!

8/23/2008 08:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-Pud is on a slow-down of his own! He doesn't give a shit what happens. He's sleeping well at night counting dollars floating through his dreams.

What's the worst that could happen? Daley fires him??? So he's got almost a million bucks to help him through his sorrows.

He could give two turds about blue shirts or Pookie or Ray Ray or who's the first deputy. He's counting the days until he is released and can go back to his leotards and his roids.

He's been the perfect pawn in Daley' scheme. Now Daley can say, "hey, I brought in an outsider to clean things up--these coppers are just evil, and will never be happy! It's silly, silly I tell you!"

8/23/2008 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So we now have a 1st Deputy making $170,000 doing nothing, Weis is getting paid an extra $110,000 for a job he isnt responsible for. I think we can assume that there are other ADS's in this department that are getting paid 6 figures with no real decision making power. We're talking close to a million a year being wasted.

8/23/2008 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FUNNY...It took J-Fraud almost a year to figure out that the 1st was an incompetant. We knew it from day one!

8/23/2008 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim Jackson is really a nice guy, but his talent pool for management is shallow. He reached his apex, following the Peter Principal, when he was affirmative action promoted to Sgt.

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

What year did he make sergeant?

8/23/2008 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was nice of J-Fed to take a little off of Jimmie's plate!

And just who heads up Admin Services? Ted O'Keefe??

I wonder what the relationship between Daley, Car 47 and O'Keefe is??

8/23/2008 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not good for the working cop. If anyone had our backs it was Jimmy Jackson. Now there is nobody who knows what it's like to be the working police on the command staff. Jackson wasn't just a good man, he's a damned good man and always will be.What the hell are they trying to do? If there was any morale left, it just got flushed. Anyone who ever met Jackson knew right away he was a gentleman and would back you all the way. I am sorry to hear this as James Jackson did not deserve to be treated like this.

8/23/2008 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm curious,how does j-fed,huberfruit and donahoe all fit their heads up the midgets ass at the same time?

8/23/2008 10:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"No one wants to work for O'Keefe. He's an ex-priest, treats his employees like crap and an overall asshole."

That explains everything. Curious to know why he left "The Calling"?
Everyone in Daleys staff has loads of skeletons& baggage. The Runt just can't help surrounding himself w/incompetent Stoolies.

8/23/2008 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the 1st deputy has nothing to do, maybe that spot can be eliminated and save the department some $$$$$. Don't get me wrong; I don't think Jackson is a bad guy, but no sense in paying someone $140000+++ if they can't do anything.

Maybe they can put that salary toward another $12 million that they are going to need to settle more Shakman like cases when O'Keefe makes promotions not based on merit.

I hope Michael and Noelle are paying close attention

The city with no money, going to end up paying out again. Hey, at least this time the $$$ will go to coppers....

8/23/2008 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He has NO problems looking out for the Police, not big fan of dogs.


I say your a dog. Oh no I'm a worker, I'm a worker! You sound like a little cry baby pussy punk. go back home and tell another war story. (lies) SISSY

8/23/2008 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mayor runs everything until it falls apart. Then walks away .

8/23/2008 09:38:00 AM

...this is true.

8/23/2008 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What in the hell did I get myself into!!

Newbie

Yeah, it must be horrible for you. You have a company car, unlimited medical and your choice of any inside job.

8/23/2008 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hm... Some kid from the mayors office is a chief of J-Fed's staff --- marks, masters, michaels, something like that some other civilian is now officially assigned to weaken the 1st deputy, the union is assaulted.... hmmm. I'm surprised that Daley is being so blatent. Usually he is flying under the radar. What's next, his kid runs the academy? Either he is terrified that he is losing control of the Shitty or his ego is so out of control that a 30 something kid is babysitting j-fed and he expects that everything will be just fine.... perhaps a little of both? Could Daley be terrified AND egotistical? My guess is yes....

8/23/2008 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GREAT MOVE JODY NOW YOU FOUND THE ANSWER

8/23/2008 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, is Ted-Fed (or Teddy-O) going to call all the shots now like every First Dep does? If so, an ex-priest (what really happened??) and ex-Daley aid is at the helm of our illustrious CPD??? I think the
SS CPD just hit another iceberg.

Best Regards,
KMA club member

8/23/2008 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
Wow,

I guess having a former FBI SES was not the answer to the CPD's problems.

Proud Former Triple Deuce/ Working FED SSA

8/23/2008 10:18:00 AM

Hey there, extra special agent FBI SES FED SSA...Are there any 3 letter abbreviations for "NO SHIT SHERLOCK"? NSS!

8/23/2008 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ON the bright side, I don't have to bother taking a promotional exam again... I KNOW I'm not going to make it, so I can spend more time with my family. It's almost a relief.

8/23/2008 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is so shocking?
The department has always been run by the mayor and politicians. It has been their own personal political army with spots given to each one. The Superintendant was appointed by the mayor and he played ball with the pols. When the city had to promote minorities as sup. the political power shifted to the first deputy who could be trusted to do the pols. bidding. The first deputy had the power and the Supt. was just a figure head making policy to keep his job. There was Cadigan, Townsend, Thomas. When Cline came along they transferred the power back to the sup. and Starks got the shaft. Now we have a Sup. and a first deputy in place that cannot be trusted to do the will of the pols. so a change had to be made.

Does any body really think that there will ever be any real changes in the promotion process? Look back to the early to mid '70's. The city had to hire more women and minorities due to lawsuits and political pressures. The city began to play with the hiring and promotional testing. The less spots for the poll.'s people mean't that they had to be creative in eliminating the competition. Candidates who had no sponsor had, "heart mermurs", etc. They changed formats on promotional tests to be able to put their people into spots. Every test result looked like a family tree of bosses and polls. My personal favorite was the time when the mayor, (who always has the test results sent directly to him), came out of his office for a press conference to announce the results of a promotional exam that had been delayed for more than a reasonable time. He was giggling as he announced that it was amazing that the results of the unbiased and fairest test ever given were perfectly balanced by race and gender. The test was conducted by Arthur Anderson, of the "Enron" fame. And it was true that once again, the cream always rises to the top, with the relatives etc. all were on top of the list.

It will always continue to be this way. The only way to beat this is to lower your self esteem, cut off your balls and join them, or Score so high on every test so they cannot take it away from you. They do need some people that know what thy are doing. But not many.:+).

8/23/2008 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dep. supt Bea Cuello cannot serve drinks in a bar like you guys said.

I am very new on the job and they told us we cannot work in a tavern and we would get fired.

I think the dep. supt is a nice lady. She came to our graduation and spoke with me and my husband.

I told her my great uncle is Tom Byrne and that he retired from the job but still works for city. She told me my great uncle Tom did so much for the dept. and she knew him well.

You people say bad things about my great uncle Tom, did you really know him ? I bet not.

8/23/2008 11:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm curious,how does j-fed,huberfruit and donahoe all fit their heads up the midgets ass at the same time?

8/23/2008 10:16:00 PM"



How do galaxies get sucked into a black hole?

8/24/2008 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow,

I guess having a former FBI SES was not the answer to the CPD's problems.

Proud Former Triple Deuce/ Working FED SSA

8/23/2008 10:18:00 AM


Didn’t you go away? We were much happier around here without listening to your "Charlie Williams cock in your mouth" drivel!
Go back to polishing your loafers.

8/24/2008 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
FUNNY...It took J-Fraud almost a year to figure out that the 1st was an incompetant. We knew it from day one!

8/23/2008 09:41:00 PM
_________________________________

Um, it may FEEL like a year (or ten), but Jody's only been in the job since 01 Feb. He named Jackson a couple of weeks later.

And I am one who doesn't think he's incompetent. What I DO know is, he's the only boss who bothered to go into 019 and talk to the troops right after Rick Francis was murdered. And he didn't give them platitudes.

It took Jody three weeks to get there. My vote is for Jackson anytime.

8/24/2008 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the Federal Monitor is paying attention. How can a person who has never been a police officer and only been with the Dept. a short time head the committee that determines who will be meritoriously promoted?
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

You guys really have to stop thinking the Federal government is going to help us. I recently had a conversation with an FBI Agent about how corrupt this city is and how Daley wants these olympics so bad so he and his friends can become even richer..The agent said the agency was well aware of how much corruption spirals around Daley. The agent couldn't give an answer when asked why they don't do anything....No one is coming to our rescue folks, it's time to circle the wagons....

8/24/2008 01:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...Gee what a surprise, an Irish named person, taking over a black mans position. Teddy was never the Po-Po, Jackson at least has a set of balls. We are damned withthese civilians taking over.

8/24/2008 05:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O'Keefe is just going to make more Daley appointed micro-management $hit bosses.

Wake up!!!!! Micro management is the sign of someone who can not manage.

8/24/2008 05:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sweet revenge - show the IOC that we don't deserve the olympics

8/24/2008 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is nothing wrong with Jackson's leadership skills.
Can't blame him for the lack
of activity by the rank & file.
According to the latest figures
at two recent CAR meetings,
tact & gang teams are beginning
to pick up. SWs are taking
an upswing, and arrests are
rising. I don't know why
City Hall is stripping down
Jackson's power as 1st, but
it's going to hurt the Hall
and Weis even more. Jackson
is well liked by many, always
on the scene at major incidents,
has no problem telling the troops
he appreciates their efforts,
and has always towed the company
line of doing the right thing, and
being aggressive in enforcing the
law. Mayor Daley and Weis have
together almost completely destroyed this Dept.

8/24/2008 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once they make Lt. all Merit position this Dept is Done.

8/24/2008 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too Many Dummies said...
"Daley nemed a goof with ZERO background to run the CTA.

Daley named a hack with ZERO experience to run the airport."
_____________________________

Ahem, let's not forget Arne Duncan, no experience with education.

8/23/2008 06:38:00 PM


Its not what you know its, WHO YOU KNOW!

8/24/2008 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And you folks thought the old days were bad! Back in the day you paid your $5,000 and you made Sgt. It was simple. You just had to find the right person to pay and it was yours.

Daley will have to be screwed into the ground when he goes, he's so fucking crooked.

Richard M. actually makes Richard J. look like a kind and benevolent leader.

What a thrill and joy it would be to read a Sun-Times story on what Richard M. Daley is doing for a buck eighteen a day in Federal prison. Oh Patrick Fitzgerald, please indict soon, please release that indictment.

8/24/2008 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How do galaxies get sucked into a black hole?

8/24/2008 12:17:00 AM"


You open your mouth??

8/24/2008 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a key called "caps lock" on the key board, don't use it;
go to eye doctor, get glasses;
look at other threads above and below the one you post on, act accordingly.

Hope you're not on the job.

8/23/2008 05:18:00 PM


If you hit CTRL and + key (no need to hit the shift button to get the +), that makes the print on this blog screen look larger. Try it. And please stop typing in all caps.

8/24/2008 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it possible to give the Teamster's a try.8/23/2008 06:26:00 PM

No get off our blog Hoffa, you are not gonna get us! the only thing the teamsters care about is the truckers---because they make the teamsters the most money... Just ask the county Sheriffs if they like the teamsters...

8/24/2008 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people say bad things about my great uncle Tom, did you really know him ? I bet not.

I don't have an opinion on either bea or byrnes...but are you serious?

8/24/2008 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jackson is a stand up guy. He stood up for me and other guys on the watch when other bosses were trying to jam them up.

8/23/2008 08:41:00 AM

Oh yeah ask the Lt. he dumped for one of his girls!!!

8/24/2008 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Politicans get power from the jobs and promotions they can deal out. The mayor used to give the jobs (lots of power) and the aldermen used to give out the promotions (some power), particularly police promotions.

The city ain't got no money. The city can't give out no more jobs. That means no more power for the mayor.

SO, the mayor took direct control of police promotions. These things used to be aldermen give aways. That is why merit nominations come from exempts who are beholden to aldermen from all over the city.

The mayor doesn't want JJ to let the aldermen get something for free. The mayor certainly doesn't want our part-time superintendent hogging any power. Weis is an ad on a billboard for straightening up these brutal, crooked cops. Nothing more.

Now aldermen's picks (through their exempt bitches) have to go through the gatekeeper mayor. The mayor will let an alderman's pick go through as long as the alderman is on board. Get off board and you don't get to pick your commander.

Expect the mayor to take over fire promotions shortly.

8/24/2008 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will always continue to be this way. The only way to beat this is to lower your self esteem, cut off your balls and join them, or Score so high on every test so they cannot take it away from you. They do need some people that know what thy are doing. But not many.:+).


Thank you! I myself will be leaving soon. (a blue shirt) Hopefully some of the children will read your post and understand why we are so bitter. Well done

8/24/2008 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big mistake on their part, Jimmy Jack is awesome!

8/24/2008 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know what all the fuss is about. J-Fed told everyone at his first set townhall meetings, that this was coming. Jackson, Cuello and the rest of the exempts... are just pawns in this political chest game of take control of the CPD.

Now, if you want to do anything on this dept., see your alderman. That is what you will have to do in the very near future.

You want to work tact... go see your alderman. You want to work in narcotics.... go is your alderman. You want a promotion.... go see your alderman.

And please,... don't go empty handed, you'll just be wasting your time.

Ain't this city grrrreeeaaatttt!!!!! A police department controlled and run by criminals.

8/24/2008 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big mistake on their part, Jimmy Jack is awesome!

And now he's on our side.....

8/24/2008 05:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...Why does Pace have a bus route to Gary, Indiana?..."

Do you really want their residents to stay here?

Go Railcats!

8/24/2008 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What a thrill and joy it would be to read a Sun-Times story on what Richard M. Daley is doing for a buck eighteen a day in Federal prison. Oh Patrick Fitzgerald, please indict soon, please release that indictment.

8/24/2008 08:54:00 AM"


Actually, it's $5.80 per month, if you're talking the minimum for the totally useless inmate.

8/24/2008 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Runt just can't help surrounding himself w/incompetent Stoolies.

8/23/2008 10:39:00 PM

He has to surround himself with them because they make him look like Einstein!

8/24/2008 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O'keefe is Daley's buddy...we all know this...but can they get any more obvious with this...who is he going to promote when he has no idea about the Police...he should only be in charge of civilians

8/24/2008 09:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off topic: a civilian in charge of one unit was trying to deny one PO overtime on a day off I guess he forgot that evaluations are under way there not here yet he also stated PO's are expensive employees of the city (we are overpaid for wht we do: this comes from an esho who makes over 6 digits) and he has someone else do most of his job

8/24/2008 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't, for one minute, think that the CPD just lost a great man.

I worked for this clown. Can't talk without sounding like an idiot, cant lead, probably can't wright either.

He's a mumbler for crying out loud. If you ever heard him speak you would put your fingers in your ears to prevent actually lowering your I.Q.

Without Joe Mosely this guy is just an empty suit waiting for the next handout.

How about somone with balls looks into the academic credentials of the top brass of the department, so everyone can see just what type of crap has been promoted meritoriously.

Jody, if you're so certain that you've made the best choices to lead the department into the future, then post their resumes for everyone to read.

If not, just assume that the department knows it's just been business as usual with a few new people getting the breaks.

8/24/2008 11:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey my peeps at Special Activities say that office used to be under the First Deputy's office and was also transferred to BAS. What's next the Domestic Violence Unit also? How much power does BAS need? Maybe they should just put the Supt's office under BAS also. That's all administrative too.

8/24/2008 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I don't know what all the fuss is about. J-Fed told everyone at his first set townhall meetings, that this was coming. Jackson, Cuello and the rest of the exempts... are just pawns in this political chest game of take control of the CPD.

Now, if you want to do anything on this dept., see your alderman. That is what you will have to do in the very near future.

You want to work tact... go see your alderman. You want to work in narcotics.... go is your alderman. You want a promotion.... go see your alderman.

And please,... don't go empty handed, you'll just be wasting your time.

Ain't this city grrrreeeaaatttt!!!!! A police department controlled and run by criminals.

8/24/2008 04:43:00 PM

I agree 100% oh it's true!

8/25/2008 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...probably can't wright {sic} either." - 11:16 PM

Perhaps you can teach Jackson and us how to write, you damn fool.

"Wright" is a person's surname. Before you condemn anyone's WRITING, learn the difference between write, right, rite and Wright. While all four spellings are pronounced the same, they have entirely different meanings (homonyms).

And this is not your first appearance on this site, dunce.

8/25/2008 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...I worked for this clown. Can't talk without sounding like an idiot, cant lead, probably can't wright either...

I don't know about that but I do know that somebody looks like an idiot now.

8/25/2008 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the comment from anonymous who says Jackson probably can't "wright." Look who is talking. What a goof.I worked for Jackson and he played fair no matter what color or gender. I am a white supervisor who had never met him before I worked for him

J-Fed should look at some of those downtown bosses(from Patrol Division,Detective Division) who spend city time sending racist,sexist emails. Have you seen them? Unbelievable. Wouldn't the citizens love to see what our bosses are doing?

8/25/2008 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can keep this shit. Thanks Jfed, I'm not even retiring (can't, only have 12 years), I'm just gettting a new job. This BS is for the birds. Everyone that can should run!

8/25/2008 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you crazy, the west side ministers have not been speaking up for the First Deputy, they don't know him. Did you pay attention to the hearings? JFed was told to find someone that was likable and he could control if he needed to. Enough Said!

8/25/2008 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Ain't this city grrrreeeaaatttt!!!!! A police department controlled and run by criminals.

8/24/2008 04:43:00 PM"

The real laffer is People still wonder why we have a crime rate & homicide rate that's off the chart. That includes the rank& file.
The Politicans& Command Staff keep playing by the script.It's Lip service& lies. Nothing will change until these criminal frauds are removed from their positions of power.It can't happen soon enough.

8/25/2008 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO: Anonymous said...
Don't, for one minute, think that the CPD just lost a great man.

I worked for this clown. Can't talk without sounding like an idiot, cant lead, probably can't wright either.

Goof............"wright" ...I rest my case your honor...

8/26/2008 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UPS subsidizes the PACE and CTA services to its' facilities.

Before the RTA was created in 1974, CTA tried being independent, but it didn't work.

8/26/2008 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it possible to give the Teamster's a try.8/23/2008 06:26:00 PM

No get off our blog Hoffa, you are not gonna get us! the only thing the teamsters care about is the truckers---because they make the teamsters the most money... Just ask the county Sheriffs if they like the teamsters...

8/24/2008 10:34:00 AM

NO!!!!!!!!

8/26/2008 11:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does African-American has to do with Jackson. We do not care what race the guy is. He was not doing his job and brought in O'Keffe.

9/01/2008 07:26:00 AM  

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