Thursday, September 25, 2008

Big Reward Money

In light of the lawsuit filed against the Department regarding the treatment of an alleged cop killer, we'd like to think that this would get more front-page coverage:
  • CLTV reports that there has been an increase in the reward offer leading to the killer of an off-duty Chicago police officer and his female companion.
That's the entire CLTV report - kind of amazing any reporting ever gets done in this city. There's also a 45 second video attached to the story.

The reward site is sotorewardfund.com and has a $35,000 dollar reward posted for information along with the contact numbers for Area 4 and the Patrolmen's Credit Union for donations. Whoever the anonymous donor is who put up $25,000 of the $35,000, we'd like to buy them a very expensive beer one day.

Channel 7 mentions the reward fund at the bottom of the lawsuit piece.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT...but you have to watch it.
http://sammytaylor.net/...

9/25/2008 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Truth said...

With retirements, firings and resignations, the department is down 250 officers and could be down more than 400 officers by the end of the year, said Mark Donahue, president of the Fraternal Order of Police, the union representing patrol officers. The department has lost about 375 officers and hired only 125 since the beginning of the year, Donahue said.

9/25/2008 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever happened with the Vasquez caper? Any leads?

9/25/2008 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,
this is what happened to sgt. tim kelly (tk). tim was working the desk on days. ON A BID! and roy decided he did not like him, so roy decided to send him for a fitness for duty. (tim had diabetes and his back was hunched.) tim failed his fitness for duty with the department's doctor and was put on light duty. since tim was deemed light duty, it was the commander's discretion to move him to midnights. (So tim was fit to work the desk on midnights, but not days) i believe he was the #1 seniority sgt in our district. when the commander went on furlogh, tim got released full duty by his own doctor and got back on days. when roy came back from furlough, roy made a phone call and tim was switched back to light duty and launched back to midnights. tim has been making appointments with the medical section and trying to figure out what they needed exactly from his doctor to be released full duty. exactly what he needed that the commander could not have him switched again! it was a process. tim was frustrated and stressed (and pissed.) tim was getting tired. tim died of a massive heart attack.

9/25/2008 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Preponderance vs reasonable doubt. I hope the families of Officer Soto and Kathryn Romberg file a civil action against Austin. They should get any money he receives from the city.

9/25/2008 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reward wasn't increased that day. It's the same ($35,000) since Sept. 11, when the Tribune and other media wrote about it.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-soto-murder-rewardsep12,0,7668137.story

9/25/2008 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic

When the late Officer Harts had his auto accident the driver of the other auto was given tickets for DUI. The state would NOT go for Reckless Homicide pending toxicology on Officer Harts. The toxicology test came back and his BAC was over the limit. The state then declined to charge the other party with Reckless Homicide.

I worked with Officer Hart at that time and responded to the scene that early Sunday morning.
The Police Officer from 019 is getting shafted.

9/25/2008 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Bumper Sticker:

Nobama,Keep the Change

9/25/2008 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Daley hailed the opening of an extended runway at O'Hare International Airport, Weis waited at the edge of the crowd for more than two hours.

I guess Daley doesn't think much of JFed either, two hours standing by himself???

9/25/2008 02:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Notice how FOP President Donahue only quotes attrition and numbers for 2008 in his press statement; and not the past 7 years when the numbers have steadily declined.

Figures lie and liars figure.

The City Hall apologists will be loading this blog with there version of numbers very shortly, but we know the truth.

The Mayor is livid that this issue has made the press and is on the AP Wire.


With retirements, firings and resignations, the department is down 250 officers and could be down more than 400 officers by the end of the year, said Mark Donahue, president of the Fraternal Order of Police, the union representing patrol officers. The department has lost about 375 officers and hired only 125 since the beginning of the year, Donahue said.

9/25/2008 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it possible that security assessments for possible, Cubs/Sox/Obama Riot(s) or a possible terrorist incident, have indicated that the CPD is woefully undermanned, ill-equipped and unprepared???

9/25/2008 02:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even the Clintons see the inevitable demise of Obama and realize that the McCain/Palin ticket is the best one for America.

Bill Clinton lavishes praise on McCain

Clinton had kinds words for John McCain Thursday.

Bill Clinton has long pointed out he has enjoyed a good relationship with John McCain, but for a moment the former president almost sounded like a surrogate for the Republican presidential nominee Thursday morning.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/

9/25/2008 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Feds are publicly admitting they have enough to indict Blago today.

9/25/2008 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the donor, whom read this blog I hope: I love you. You are a great person and I hope I meet you one day because I owe you an expensive beer as well! Good beats Evil any day.

9/25/2008 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To whoever posted the $25,000 Thank-You, it is appreciated.

9/25/2008 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Deacon Paul said...

Times are hard for many people, but I couldn't live with myself if I did not send in a donation to help this case along. If you can, please send your check to the fund. The perpatrator needs to be caught, again. If the witnesses don't come forward because it's the right thing to do, maybe the cash will convince them. My words for the witnesses, Be Not Afraid.

9/25/2008 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 7 ABC News coverage:

Chicago Police having trouble hiring more officers

CHICAGO -- With more violent crimes being committed in Chicago, the police department can't get approval from City Hall to hire enough officers to keep up with the number of officers who are leaving.
Like other city agencies and departments, the police department is caught up in budget problems facing the city. Mayor Richard Daley has said the city must cut personnel costs but hasn't said where those cuts can be made.
The Fraternal Order of Police says that because of firings and retirements the department is down 250 officers and says it could be down by 400 by the end of the year.

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6413245

9/25/2008 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alderman Ike Carothers(Police & Fire Council Chairman) is attempting to put the manpower shortage/lack of hiring blame on the Federally appointed hiring monitor.
SPIN BABY,SPIN!

Ald. Isaac Carothers (29th), a staunch Daley ally and chairman of the City Council's Police and Fire Committee, said police officials told him last week that they had a plan to fill vacancies. Carothers said the officials blamed delays on the Human Resources Department. Daley appointed a new commissioner in June.

"They told me they didn't add them because of problems with HR—the new commissioner, the [federal court-appointed] hiring monitor," Carothers said. "Nobody indicated that this is a budgetary issue.

WGN Channel 9 Coverage:
http://www.wgntv.com/landing/?City-seeing-more-crime-fewer-cops-=1&blockID=67946&feedID=209

9/25/2008 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crime Up and Sworn Officers Down, this is news?

We have been saying this for years and finally it is being noticed in a big way. I hope they redress this before another PO dies due to lack of manpower on the streets.

9/25/2008 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CHICAGO (AP) - With more violent crimes being committed in Chicago, the police department can't get approval from City Hall to hire enough officers to keep up with the number of officers who are leaving.

This leaves one to believe that JFed has asked for the additional hiring of more officers to bring the ranks up to budgeted strength but was rejected by City Hall.

Does anyone have better insight into what is going on here?

9/25/2008 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Money always talks.....someone will come forward when the trigger guy pisses someone off.

9/25/2008 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to all those State Troopers Blago Boy promised the city?

9/25/2008 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The emerging manpower story is beginning to hit the national airwaves:

Iowa coverage:
http://www.kwqc.com/Global/story.asp?S=9071943

Indiana coverage:
http://www.wthitv.com/Global/story.asp?S=9071943&nav=menu593_2

9/25/2008 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iowa newspaper(Times-Republican Central Iowa's Daily Newspaper) covers Mayor Daley's letter to Governor Culver seeking Mike Mette pardon:

http://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/510539.html?nav=5002

9/25/2008 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The manpower story is now being reported in South Florida's Sun Sentinel:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/chi-ap-il-chicagopolice,0,7264318.story

9/25/2008 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NYPD officers approve new contract


New York City police union officials say officers have overwhelmingly approved a contract that gives them a 17 percent raise over four years and increases starting pay for rookies. Top pay will go from $59,588 to $65,382.

It's the first deal between the city and the police officers' union since 1994 that didn't have to be decided by a state arbitration panel. Members of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association approved the contract by 94 percent.

Under the agreement, which covers 23,000 officers, starting annual pay for rookies goes from $36,000 to more than $40,000. The officers' contract is retroactive to Aug. 1, 2006, and runs to July 31, 2010.

The PBA is the nation's largest municipal police union

No arbitration necessary, Mayor Bloomberg appreciates his PD.

9/25/2008 05:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

Do you think some people still perceive you guys as INSIGNIFICANT???

9/25/2008 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crimefile has a good post about the CFD firefighter who was ramrodded by our Illustrious ASSHOLE CAGE team.

If you didn't know it there are alot of criminals with guns out in Area 2,007,008,009,010,011,012,013,014,015,025. Why don't you try catching a criminal instead of sandbagging a legitimate collector?

http://www.crimefilenews.com/2008/09/face-of-chicago-gun-criminal.html

9/25/2008 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good beats Evil any day ....

Well Said!!!!

9/25/2008 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Body count. In the last six months 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago, 221 killed in Iraq.

Sens. Barack Obama & Dick Durbin, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., Gov. Rod Blogojevich, House leader Mike Madigan, Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike), Mayor Richard M. Daley (son of Mayor Richard J. Daley).....our leadership in Illinois.....all Democrats.

Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago. Of course they're all blaming each other.

Can't blame Republicans, they're aren't any!

State pension fund $44 Billion in debt, worst in country. Cook County (Chicago) sales tax 10.25% highest in country. (Look'em up if you want). Chicago school system one of the worst in country. This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois. He's gonna 'fix' Washington politics?

9/25/2008 08:16:00 PM  
Anonymous LIL' GEORGE said...

Philadelphia recently lost its fourth officer this year to die in the line of duty. Officer Patrick McDonald was shot and killed in the line of duty. His partner, officer Richard Bowes was shot and injured. The Philadelphia Inquirer has the story at Philly.com/inquirer. Read about the piece of shit that killed him. what a criminal justice system we have. God bless Officer McDonald and his family and a quick recovery to Officer Bowes and his family. PLEASE, STAY SAFE

9/25/2008 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are so right. she is a worthless and arrogant twit ...has been since the academy.

9/24/2008 04:32:00 PM

Why when she was in 008, they called her the "crying sgt."?

9/25/2008 01:15:00 AM

She was also a lot of trouble while in 002.

9/25/2008 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 1:49 comment; weird how u should bring up Tim Harts. If I am not mistaken he came out of the same class as P.O. Massas who died this wknd. Also if I remember correctly 2 years ago on 3 Sept, the driver of the car that hit him was also under age. So we had a driver who was not old enough to drink who had been drinking. I have always wondered what the deceased alcohol level had to do with the alcohol level of the driver at fault. But just like everything else, we will never know and the worst thing about it is nothing will bring him back!

9/25/2008 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous north philly dick said...

The pot is boiling over in the Philadelphia P.D. in the aftermath of the murder of P.O. Patrick McDonald in North Philly's 22nd Dist. His shooter was killed by responding units with another officer shot in the thigh.

PPD officers are demanding that Commissioner Charles (aka "Howdy Doody", "Freckles") Ramsay permanently implement two man cars around the clock. For now, all PPD patrol units are 2-man.

Im yet another display of the class of our brotherhood, a NYPD helicopter flew Pat's sister down from NYC to Temple University Hospital where he expired. The wounded officer who killed the savage will be okay.

For details, go to the PPD blog:
www.domelights.com

May our brothers Bob Soto and Pat McDonald rest in peace.

9/25/2008 08:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"tim was frustrated and stressed (and pissed.) tim was getting tired. tim died of a massive heart attack."


There should be a lawsuit filed immediately....

9/25/2008 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous old six shooter said...

On component of the officer manpower shortage that is left out are the 600 to 800 officers on the medical each and every day. Now kick in another 50 each month leaving and a bunch more dumped to call back who won't ever hit the streets again.

There, I just gave you a thousand officers that help the shortage grow.

9/25/2008 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic: Stock up on food, water and ammo. Anticipate food shortages if market crashes Monday. Fuel shortages are already being reported in N.C and Tenn., primarily due to refineries being shut down from Hurricanes. Wall Street deal fails, we have big problems of the most basic nature. Personally, my biggest fear is an Islamist attack on water supply while financials melt down and Depression starts. Bottled water, canned goods, ammo, etc... and tell nobody you have it.

9/25/2008 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After what happened at the academy yesterday, I think having an automatic defibrilator there would probably be a smart idea. Would have been an even smarter idea 2 days ago.

9/25/2008 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

j=fraud said at one of his dog and pony show meetings that he was hiring 425 po's this year and buying 135 cars,being that you lied j-fraud-typical for a daley puppet-please resign because nothing will change as long as you are top-cop.

9/25/2008 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless the man and women of the PPD. My condolences on the loss of your brother officers, may they rest in peace eternally. I am glad that you guys are uniting and standing tall. We all need to UNITE as Brothers of the Blue nationally.

I have had occassion to socialize with some of Philly's Finest and not only are they class acts, the City of Brotherly Love reminds me of Chicago in many ways.

Be Safe Brothers, come to Chicago sometime and make yourselves known.

9/25/2008 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(and pissed.) tim was getting tired. tim died of a massive heart attack.

9/25/2008 09:39:00 AM
................................................once more 008 takes care of a falles famly.......................008 is best working police district. and by rhat i mean police not poleeeece

9/26/2008 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did exempt address roll call for Sgt Kelly? If not where is outrage and independent post SCC? Seems like Sgts are the lowest of the low. Nobody sticks up for or mourns.........

9/26/2008 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Sgt. Timothy Kelly

Life is too short,make sure to stop, from time to time, and smell the roses or it will all pass you by.

9/26/2008 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did exempt address roll call for Sgt Kelly? If not where is outrage and independent post SCC? Seems like Sgts are the lowest of the low. Nobody sticks up for or mourns.........

++++++++++++++

No exempt addressed roll call because ER was fucking with him and finally killed him. What's ER going to do now that he's actually contributed to the death of a man?

9/26/2008 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"No exempt addressed roll call because ER was fucking with him and finally killed him. What's ER going to do now that he's actually contributed to the death of a man?"

Guys in the class did CPR on him until CFD arrived. The ambulance shocked him but he was pronounced on arrival at Rush. Everyone did what they could. He will be missed. Roy still needs to stand up like the man Sgt. Kelly was and Roy could never hope to be. RIP Sgt.

9/26/2008 06:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your comments have been forwarded to the anonymous donor.

He only hopes that it works and wishes he could give more.

9/26/2008 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
SCC,
this is what happened to sgt. tim kelly (tk). tim was working the desk on days. ON A BID! and roy decided he did not like him, so roy decided to send him for a fitness for duty. (tim had diabetes and his back was hunched.) tim failed his fitness for duty with the department's doctor and was put on light duty. since tim was deemed light duty, it was the commander's discretion to move him to midnights. (So tim was fit to work the desk on midnights, but not days) i believe he was the #1 seniority sgt in our district. when the commander went on furlogh, tim got released full duty by his own doctor and got back on days. when roy came back from furlough, roy made a phone call and tim was switched back to light duty and launched back to midnights. tim has been making appointments with the medical section and trying to figure out what they needed exactly from his doctor to be released full duty. exactly what he needed that the commander could not have him switched again! it was a process. tim was frustrated and stressed (and pissed.) tim was getting tired. tim died of a massive heart attack.

9/25/2008 09:39:00 AM

RIP Tim! Sounds similiar to what ellyn weis at midway did to Vasquez but she dumped the bid sgt to 007, she needs to leave, talk about a clueless boss!

9/26/2008 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Did exempt address roll call for Sgt Kelly? If not where is outrage and independent post SCC? Seems like Sgts are the lowest of the low. Nobody sticks up for or mourns.........

++++++++++++++

No exempt addressed roll call because ER was fucking with him and finally killed him. What's ER going to do now that he's actually contributed to the death of a man?

9/26/2008 05:49:00 AM

Roy you jagoff, ass cahser, you nothing more than a coward and we will show it how we feel, thought numbers were down before boy roy watch us now pussy! Rip Tim you were a great man!

9/26/2008 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GENE ROY YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATH OF SGT TK, A GREAT MAN . HEY GENE WANT TO TALK ABOUT MILITARY LEADERSHIP REMEMBER WHEN AN OFFICER HAS SEX WITH AN NCO ITS GROUNDS FOR A GENERAL DISCHARGE, THINK ABOUT GENEY.

9/26/2008 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What Roy did to Kelly was horrible. He wasn't bothering anybody. He was the day desk Sgt. and the 2nd watch Cpt. had no problem with him. He was the desk Sgt. on 2nd watch since killacky was the commander. Then Roy just started screwing with him. He forced him to get a physical (which by GO is the watch commander's call. I heard Roy tried to get the 2nd watch cpt to do it but he wouldn't). After the physical, he was put on light duty. Now, per the contract, Roy could dump him to 1st watch. On 1st watch, he's the desk Sgt. Why couldn't he stay on days. He was the senior sgt. in the district. Sgt. Kelly's doctor said he was fit for duty and the medical section took him off of light duty while the commander was on furlough. The acting just happened to be the 2nd watch captain, who promptly put Kelly back on days, like he should have. Soon as roy got off furlough, he called the medical section, had him put back to light duty and dumped back to 1sst watch. The 2nd watch captain hasn't been the acting since then, even though he's the senior captain and he's on days. Roy is a colosal prick. RIP Tim. you didn't deserve the stress that man put you through.

9/26/2008 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How low can this job go? I ask myself this question everyday and every few days I am amazed by the next explosion.

What happened to the job and the unity,espirit de' corps and comraderie amongst brothers. We used to be one family regardless of shirt color or unit.

9/26/2008 06:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Bumper Sticker:

Nobama,Keep the Change

9/25/2008 02:13:00 PM

.....I want one!!!!!!!!!!!

9/27/2008 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karma is a mother fucker, Roy Boy.

9/28/2008 01:49:00 AM  

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