Thursday, September 25, 2008

Daley Wrote a Letter?

  • Mayor Richard Daley has sent a letter to Iowa's governor urging a pardon for Chicago Police Officer Michael Mette, who is serving a five-year prison sentence for assault after punching a man outside a 2005 party in Dubuque.

    Daley told Iowa Gov. Chet Culver that Mette "did little or nothing to provoke" the fight.

    "Mr. Mette's response to the physical assault he experienced was not pre-meditated, but merely a matter of self-defense in reaction to a very real threat," Daley wrote in the letter dated Aug. 20.

Whoa whoa whoa. Hold on there. "...in the letter dated Aug. 20."

Let's check our handy dandy little day planner. Yup, it's 25 September. So where has this info been hiding since 20 August? And why wasn't it made part of news reports earlier this month when J-Fed's and Blago's letters took center stage?

Call us cynical, but isn't it strange that this info that purportedly shows Shortshanks' supporting a Police Officer comes out right after his State's Attorney indicts an Officer on what seems to be the weakest case in recent memory? After all, who was Daley's right hand man in the SA's office when he was running it? It sure seems we're getting patted on the back with one hand while the other knifes us. Typical Chicago.

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48 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

More political games by Shortshanks! He's going through the motions to try and get us back to "working". I for one will be holding out until he makes more significant gestures and offers. Heck I could wait until next October for our next contract!

9/25/2008 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geez I sure hope someone spell checked it for mumbles!

9/25/2008 12:08:00 AM  
Blogger Henry Bowman said...

I didn't think he could put a sentence together.......much less a letter............











Retired in 2003.........

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

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

9/25/2008 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am totally surprised... who knew that the mayor could write?

9/25/2008 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Daley" wrote the letter??!!! Someone on his staff wrote the letter.....that studdering prick couldn't write his way out of a wet paper bag.

9/25/2008 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JUST BE HAPPY HE IS SUPPORTING HIM!

9/25/2008 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF SCC???
As much as I hate the stuttering prick, give him at least a little credit.

9/25/2008 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. I'm gonna go write a book of fuckin' parkers.

Nah, I changed my mind. I'll write one percent of what I used to write to match the raise Shortshanks is offering in the contract.

9/25/2008 04:54:00 AM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

I asked Mayor Daley for help with this on 08 Jan as the following day Pres. Bush came to Chicago. Hmm.

9/25/2008 05:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're cynical. Why should you give a shit what Daley did one way or the other? There's a downloadable copy of the response he got from Gov. Culver, that's more than any of the rest of us got. So why not let it go at that?

9/25/2008 05:33:00 AM  
Blogger Don Gwinn said...

SCC, are you implying that Mayor Daley did something disingenuous?
Maybe even dishonest?
On purpose?

I simply cannot believe it.

9/25/2008 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HE REALLY DOES LIKE THE POLICE. I MEAN HE DOES SIGN OUR CHECKS , AND IF YOU DIDN'T LIKE SOMEONE WOULD YOU GIVE THEM A CHECK FOR DOING NOTHING.

9/25/2008 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares who wrote the letter, if he signed it? FREE MIKE METTE

9/25/2008 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do we LOOK stupid??

9/25/2008 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
WTF SCC???
As much as I hate the stuttering prick, give him at least a little credit.

9/25/2008 01:30:00 AM



You are too gullible. I bet Joe walks all over you on the street. Oh, I get it, u are not even on the street.

9/25/2008 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

Even though he pissess me off ,t least he did something. That's hell of a lot more than the majority of cops did. Be grateful that somebody actually gave a damn.

9/25/2008 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city must be hurting for Daley to have done anything supportive of police.

Mr. mayor, if you or someone in your office read this, here is what the rank and file police officers need:

The 4 on and 2 off schedule or such other alternate work schedule as is agreed upon.

A fair and reasonable raise.

A fair contract reflective of our contributions to life in this city.

Continued fair and reasonable treatment by the city and management.
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Now was that so difficult?

9/25/2008 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous older wagon gal said...

Anonymous said...
JUST BE HAPPY HE IS SUPPORTING HIM!
9/25/2008 01:20:00 AM

Oh yes, it all so clear to me now.

Go fuck yourself, the Mayor couldn't give a rats ass.

9/25/2008 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah,Mayor Mumbles wrote a letter. Too bad he wrote it with Crayola Crayons!

9/25/2008 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Ro said...

Alot of people asked Mayor Daley and Superintendant Weis to intercede on Mike's behalf. I commend the Mayor for his letter. If you would like to read it, send me an email at girlcop5941@aol.com

9/25/2008 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley doesn't do anything that isn't for Daley. Real brave move after Iowa's appeallette court pretty much says Mette was railroaded. Has his typewriter been broken for the last year or so? What a slap in the face that this guy thinks cops are stupid enough to fall for his B.S.
VIVA LA CHALKIE!

9/25/2008 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
JUST BE HAPPY HE IS SUPPORTING HIM!

9/25/2008 01:20:00 AM

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Thanks for checking in Mrs. Daley!
Richie is only the wizard here in Oz. The rest of the world doesn't recognized his omnipotence.

9/25/2008 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You're cynical. Why should you give a shit what Daley did one way or the other? There's a downloadable copy of the response he got from Gov. Culver, that's more than any of the rest of us got. So why not let it go at that?

9/25/2008 05:33:00 AM

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Fuck you Sgt. Keating! Is there also a downloadable copy of our contract? Maybe he can draft a post dated letter about that after the arbitrator gives a ruling.
Shortshizzle is not folling anyone.

9/25/2008 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH HELL NO....

CLTV Story-
"Mette gets help from Mayor Daley"

THey made it sound like this is breaking news. Comrade Daley where have you been?

August you wrote a letter? Im calling BS on that. IF indeed it were true that you wrote a letter your people would have leaked it or released a copy of the letter to the media

9/25/2008 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is Chalkie's birthday? What would he like for his birthday? Will he be playing Santa Claus at local malls this year? I enjoyed his performance last year.

9/25/2008 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good for you rich...now how bout you let us do our job and stop prosecuting us for every stupid mistake...thats what most of them are...mistakes

9/25/2008 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

Guys just a thought here.........

After reading about the BIG SWEEP in the Latin King Nation of Little Village, I got to thinking about the word INSIGNIFICANT again.

It seems the G has been bothered, to me at least since they are focused in these major take downs. In other words to all of the OLD PROACTIVE guys like myself, WE MAY HAVE BEEN FUCKING UP THESE INVESTIGATIONS in the past.

What I mean is we would either, stumble into, getting laterla information about or hit the house or disrupt the investigation by nipping off one of their informants or someone tht they were focused on.

Yes I know it has happend for years but since we now have Jody in charge and the rest it can be REAL detrimental if the blueshirts or the "help" or insignificant and DIRTY POLICE fuck up any FEDERAL LEGIT SHIT now!

If you analyze things and observe that since the SOS and other aggressive TACT and GANG teams have shut down or slowed out of FEAR of getting beefs or jammed up.....it is leaving these investigations to "WORK OUT" easier for the G and make them LOOK MORE SUCCESSFUL without the Chicago Police FUCKING EVERYTHING UP (like we used to in their minds)!

Our success stories in this area of narcotics and seizures are going to DIP and their success stories and proof that they have the City gang and drug problems under control will look better!

Just keep looking the girls and pushing the beat cars and staying ut of trouble will result in their POLICE efforts to be better than ours.

We are just the BACK UPS in their efforts th THWART crime properly when we were making major dents before.

Either way I am happy but our It is their CITY NOW!

Best of luck all FEDERAL UNITS!

OUR WINGS ARE CLIPPED ANYWAYS...

9/25/2008 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This proves no new hires for a LONG time. I look forward to my mile long backlog riding solo for the next few thousand shifts.

http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2008/09/city-hall-delay.html

9/25/2008 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley came late to the ball game eventhough the letter may be helpful. Finally in today's Trib story by Dan Mihalopoulos gets to the lack of manpower issue. How come only Dan Mihalopolous pand Kass are taking to task. Be careful you two Greeks. Later in the update it was reported that Daley refused to take questions on the manpower issue and cut off J-Fraud when he stepped up to the microphones. Daley is finally feeling the pressure. Keep it up. The little Emperor should have never alienated his troops.

9/25/2008 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's called The Mayor's Correspondence Office. They compose all those proclamations and letters and things that have his signature at the bottom. Not saying that's where this came from but such a thing does exist.

9/25/2008 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes yes yes, FREE METTE!!

Would you please share with me why you think the recently reopened case agsinst Anser-whoever is the weakest? I am still forming an opinion about it. Seriously. Be nice.

9/25/2008 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good, if they let Mike go, Daley better be ready to step up to bat to get him his job back.

9/25/2008 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sent a letter 8 months ago I did not wait til after the hearing in Iowa go become a grandstander, fuck him and his Olympics.

9/25/2008 04:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why didn't Daley speak up when the guy went on trial for this circus? Too little too late.

9/25/2008 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got a copy of Daley's letter:


From the Office of the Mayor


Dear Gov Culver:

cuckkoo cuckkoo cuckkoo
silly silly silly

Sincerely,
Shortshanks

9/25/2008 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Gov Culver:

cuckkoo cuckkoo cuckkoo
silly silly silly

Sincerely,
Shortshanks


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LMAO.

9/25/2008 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
You're cynical. Why should you give a shit what Daley did one way or the other? There's a downloadable copy of the response he got from Gov. Culver, that's more than any of the rest of us got. So why not let it go at that?

9/25/2008 05:33:00 AM

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Fuck you Sgt. Keating! Is there also a downloadable copy of our contract? Maybe he can draft a post dated letter about that after the arbitrator gives a ruling.
Shortshizzle is not folling anyone.

9/25/2008 11:13:00 AM

Stop It I am a deputy dam it! I went fishing with old man daley and he owed me this job stfu and let me be "captain segway, king of shitcago"!

9/25/2008 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck Mike

9/25/2008 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any effort to help get Mike Mette out of jail is a good one.

Thank-You Richie

9/25/2008 11:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE BOSS HAS TO GO.

9/26/2008 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: The Dis-Honorable Mayor Richard M. Daley
From: Rank and File
Subject: MIKE METTE
Dear King Richard,
We all know you don't give a shit about us then alone Mike Mette and you are trying to get us to do some work for no pay..So on behalf of the Chicago Police Department..Thanks,but no Thanks.
Now give us a fair contact you Cheap Asshole!

9/26/2008 02:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As the mayor once said, "If you don't like the job, quit. There's hundreds if not thousands out there to take your place."

9/26/2008 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Ro said...

Whatever it takes to free Mike should be appreciated know matter where the help comes from.

9/26/2008 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi people, Missy here,

You people stop talking ill of our mayor. Again and again he looks out for his people. He truly loves us people. My great uncle. Tom Byrne (rtd) told me the mayor would do anything for his police officers, he meant anything.

Uncle told me, the mayor wants to give us a nice raise but the FOP says no to his most generous offer of 10 % over 3 years.

Yes people, that is a lot of money for us. My lawyer husband told me the mayor is giving us way to much. I think I would agree with my hubby.

Starting Oct 1st. should be write 10 parkers a day for everyone.

Bosses too perople. Let us help our wonderful mayor.

Later people and stay safe,
Missy

P.S.: If SCC would allow, he or she can start an ask "Missy POST", like "Ask Abby". I know I can help other police officer that have issues.

9/26/2008 10:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"9/26/2008 10:14:00 PM"


Is what you're using, to put you in the mood for posting, legal?

9/27/2008 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He can write? He certainly can't speak.

9/27/2008 08:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As the mayor once said, "If you don't like the job, quit. There's hundreds if not thousands out there to take your place."

.......................

He's WRONG again on this one. No one is applying in the thousands like in the 80's. You can hardly get a few thousand to apply and out of those maybe less than 10% are hireable. So Mr. Mayor, no one wants this job let alone live in this city or county or state. The Dumbocrats have run it to the ground.

9/27/2008 08:23:00 PM  

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