Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Ron Magers Denies

We are so insignificant that we received the following e-mail Monday from Ron Magers of ABC News:
  • The Second City Cop web site ran a recent item about the allegedly insensitive behavior of Supt. Weis at the Gold Star Park event on September 18th.

    I was the emcee for the inside portion of the event which was done in Soldier Field's Cadillac Room. The room is in the shape of a concourse, long and narrow. I have emceed other events there and it is always difficult because many people are placed quite far from where the emcee stands at the microphone and it is difficult to gain and keep their attention.

    The program began with Emerald Society pipes and drums which we hoped would get everyone's attention. Right after they concluded playing I introduced a video about officers who have lost their lives or suffered catastrophic injuries. As the video started it was clear that some people at one end of the room were still talking amongst themselves. I walked to that end of the room. Along the way I passed Superintendent Weis but he was watching the video. Beyond him were some folks who had not heard the introduction of the video and were still engaged in cocktail hour chatter. I walked into the group, raised my hands, and loudy voiced a "Shhh" sound. They responded with immediate quiet and afterward one of them came up to me to say he was sorry but that he didn't know the video was playing.

    The people I quieted were beyond where Mr. Weis was standing and he had his back to them. I did not observe him being in any way inattentive and I did not ask him to be quiet.

    Your blog indicated that some of his fed friends were with him. I wouldn't know who that might be and I wouldn't recognize them. I did recognize some civilians in the noisy group and they are civilians I know have long supported Chicago Police. I do believe they did not hear the introduction and did not know the video was playing.

    I don't know Mr. Weis and we've never formally met. I do know that during his first year as Superintendent Carol Marin and I were not invited to emcee the police memorial luncheon which we have emceed for many years. It has long been one of the things I look forward to every year and I believe I've emceed the event for five superintendents. I don't know whether Weis had anything to do with that decision but I bring it up to point out that I have no reason to be personally supportive of him.

    However, as a matter of fairness, I would appreciate your posting my response to your item.

    Thanks very much,
    Ron Magers
Our friend Shaved also covers the incident. Ron Magers and Roe Conn spoke of the matter on Conn's radio show also. From the comments:
  • At least Ron Magers and Roe Conn addressed it today, however, if they had just listened to their audience last Friday, they could have cut this crap off at the pass.

    They did not cut it off at the pass because they did not know what to say until getting their thoughts together. Today, four days later, Ron Magers said that the group he cautioned DID NOT include J-FED. He says that the rumor is FALSE.

    Magers did admit to nodding at Weis while walking past Weis, as Weis was watching the video presentation, on his way to shushing a group of people further away from the podium that were making noise and were apparently unaware of the ongoing video presentation.
We still think it's sad that Ron Magers had to shush people instead of the Superintendent who was closer and who is supposed to be the public face of the Department, but that's our personal opinion and as Ron Magers says, the venue isn't the most perfect place for events. And we'll save commentators the howls of outrage for posting what we posted with the following:
  • How dare SCC question Ron Magers, friend of the police and trusted media voice. SCC should be ashamed, shut down the blog, and perform assorted acts upon various farm animals, even though we never questioned Ron Magers.
  • How dare SCC refuse to apologize for the comments made about J-Fed, the attractiveness of his chosen life partner, the blinding intellect that led him to select the brilliant members of the current command staff, etc, even though it wasn't SCC making them.
  • Everyone knows that every single problem on this Department is solely the fault of SCC and the blog and began on 31 May 2005 despite the years and years of underground publications, bathroom walls, rigged promotional exams, political shenanigans and bedroom exploits.
We will be deleting those without fail.

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66 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again you are so insignificant. I love it, we finally have a voice!!!

9/23/2008 12:08:00 AM  
Blogger Henry Bowman said...

The MSM would have put this on page 24......


SCC comes right out and puts it out front..........


....and we should believe whom?





Retired in 2003

9/23/2008 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a gentleman Ron Magers is that he took the time to respond and clarify.

Uh, maybe he wasn't invited to emcee that luncheon only because Jody fired all the people who knew how functions used to be planned (institutional memory).

9/23/2008 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron Magers-Class Act Pro POLICE-Ran across him many times in the Loop-Jerry Taft also....Where is Jay Marvin?? Even a lib who supported us

9/23/2008 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Po. louis Ramirez 010th Dist said...

I guess we have to say, "we made a mistake judging J-Fed to quick."

ps I still don't trust him or care for him. he'll never be one of us true blue!

9/23/2008 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Magers is a class act. I grew up watching him on NBC, and most currently ABC. Although I'm "the police" now, and also I'm aware that in the current climate it seems a lot easier for the media to be biased against the police as opposed to be in favor of the police (anti-police stories seem to do quite well on the news), Mr. Magers had good intentions and should be commended for hushing people during what I'm sure was a very serious and memory inducing moment for many families who have given the ultimate sacrafice. J-Fed should have been the one to quiet those people rather than the Emcee. Jody should be ashamed.

Thanks Mr. Magers, for being supportive of the police. I speak for many when we say we appreciate it. You're one of the few who "get it."

Thanks
A Chicago Police Officer

9/23/2008 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Ron.

9/23/2008 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron is a "stand up" guy.

9/23/2008 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical coppers talkin shit about something they did not even witness as usual.And I am by no means a fan of J-fuck,

9/23/2008 03:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most cops were de policing way before J Fed and his merry band of idiots took the stage.
All of the districts in Area 2 de polices; so does the so called detectives.
It's too bad we have lousy bosses, and lousy PO's as well.

9/23/2008 04:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That poor man Jody took all of that abuse for something he didn't even do. Why were people so eager to jump on him for something like that?

Oh, yeah. The federal indictment thing. Never mind.

I'll say this, though. A top spot will lead to criticism and everyone won't be happy. It's a tough place to be. Balancing what your boss Shortshanks wants and what needs to be done to keep the troops motivated is no easy task.

That's why sticking it to cops early and often is probably not a way to win hearts and minds on a department you take over. Coming back from that one will be a tough job. It can be done, but it will be very, very tough.

9/23/2008 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, so J-Fed gets a pass on this one. Doesn't mean he's less of a jag, but at least he didn't do THIS. So sorry I called you a putz J-Fed....on this incident....you're still a putz overall though.

9/23/2008 06:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever else you may think about this issue, Ron Magers is a class act. And so is SCC for posting his response.

9/23/2008 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I stated in my other post I had my back to the loud group but I still stand by my statement "show some FN respect" LIFM

9/23/2008 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron Magers, thanks to one of the only true media friend of the police, is doesn't go unnoticed.

9/23/2008 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

THAT NARRATIVE LOOKED LIKE MY LAST CASE. U KNOW THE ONE WHERE THE PISS BUM WAS STEALING PLUMBING FROM A CONDO.

ANY ONE WHO RIGHTS A LONGWINDED STORY LIKE THAT IS ON SOME SERIOUS BULLSHIT.

CHANNEL 5 HAS THE HOTTEST BABES ON THE NEWS!!!

9/23/2008 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I call Bullshit here! I saw J Fed walking on eggshells because his every move was going to be scrutinized! He did nothing wrong and this is BS. Do I care for the guy? No not really, but if you are going to crucify a guy with BS thats wrong! That the same shit the storefront Rev.'s and the media do to us! But as the years go by I see how petty cops get. Specially the loser no life divorced twice drunkards that talk shit about other coppers for 8 hours tour.

9/23/2008 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is a class act and I hope the next time I go down to the awards banquet Ron, and carol are both back together, and right were they both belong.

9/23/2008 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Mr.Magers for clarifying this, you are a true professional.

9/23/2008 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thx ron, we need you. sorry that you didn't get invited back this year.

9/23/2008 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS GUY IS A CLASS ACT!!!! Thank You for responding Ron Magers. At least we now know the real story and can stop the BS. That being said not many here have or ever will support this clown Weis, for his many other moves since being hired. There are MANY MANY people in the media whom I cannot stand, but i will now always tune in to Ron Magers as at least I know he is classy enough to respond to this and acknowledge its existence. I think all of us should send a thank you to him, afterall its not often someone in the media has the sack to take our side! I truly hope you read this Ron and undersatnd the work that 99% of CPD officers do an a daily basis. Its easy for us to be jaded when the media always reports the negative, but at least I know there is 1 person that has some CLASS. THANK YOU

9/23/2008 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Ms. Kent said...

...and lousy PO's as well.

9/23/2008 04:28:00 AM


Ummmm... You forgot your cape on the way out the door, Superman.

9/23/2008 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Ro said...

I was told the same thing at Michael Robbins memorial service on Saturday. I also met with another officer for dinner who did in fact attend the memorial vigil last Thursday, and he confirmed that there was no such incident or disresepct on Supt. Weis' part.

9/23/2008 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Ron I was the female copper on the 4-wheeler that talked to you a few years back and I appreciated the conversation then and now.

9/23/2008 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He walked right past Wiess and there were the culprits ... a drunken gaggle of police-hating hyenas .... who will remain nameless ...

so much for big balls there Ronnie boy

9/23/2008 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Et tu Brute' said...

HHMMMM, perhaps a “Mis-Information” plot? Perhaps to tarnish SCC, its content, and sway readers views? A nefarious scheme laid out by, perhaps a FED? A strategy to derail SCC’s attempt in world domination? Trust no one SCC, trust no one! Verify, double check, triple check your stories and sources! I know you were posting from the comments section, but….. I don’t trust this fed one bit! He’s a JUDAS, I tell you, a JUDAS! Sold his soul for $310K to some politician that thinks he is God, just to crucify some poor bastard just trying to do what’s right! Look at the “smear campaign” that was started on the FBI agent who blew the whistle! And it was started by out one and only: J(udas) Fed!
You might think I’m nuts, you might think I’m a “conspiracy theory” waco, but even paranoid people have enemies! Watch your back SCC!
Far too many of us like to put our own twist to some of the things we experience in out mundane lives in order to make it more interesting, to “stir the pot”, or to embellish for the sake of humor, or macabre…
This too my brothers and sisters needs to stop! “It is what it is”!

9/23/2008 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weis is still a jagoff.

Go away.

9/23/2008 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Jr. said...

He may not of had to "shhh" Weis but he did take the initiative to quietly "shh" the ones who weren't paying attention. Having never met the man, this act shows a man of respect and character, have you ever heard the saying, "praise in public, criticize in private"? This is something sadly missing in our department, and maybe Mr. Magers can hold a seminar to teach some of our exempts a few gentlemanly qualities.
Thanks Mr. Magers for the support, just like we complain about that all police get a bad rap due to the actions of one, we also bitch about all media bashing us, it's nice to see guys like you publicly voicing your support.

9/23/2008 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please let the wise man know the section is now called "The United Club". This is Chicago, pay up or pack up.

9/23/2008 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron Magers-Class Act Pro POLICE-Ran across him many times in the Loop-Jerry Taft also....Where is Jay Marvin?? Even a lib who supported us

Jay Marvin is in Denver doing mornings on am 760.

9/23/2008 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back Gary Meier!

9/23/2008 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,
Easy Bro, you're amongst friends. Add another day to the RDO weekend,have a little me time.

Does Wonders for the Soul...

9/23/2008 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It's too bad we have lousy bosses, and lousy PO's as well.

9/23/2008 04:28:00 AM

In the Military, Units performance& morale are a direct responsibility of those in Command. That's why underperforming Officers& Noncoms are shitcanned immediately.
It's called Lead by Example. Something lost on this Department Years ago,coinciding with Runt Daleys tenure as Mayor.
Go Figure...

9/23/2008 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron Magers knows about "the blog"??

That's pretty SIGNIFICANT if you asked me!

9/23/2008 02:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT, kinda...

The Ceriale Foundation is having a big bucks fundraiser on one of the rooftops ("Wrigley Done Right") outside Wrigley Field on Oct. 1. $600 is more than this officer can afford, but thought I'd pass along the invitation in case anyone has a relative who would like to treat them or any civilians who read the blog might want to support the cause. The funds raised will be used to rehab the baseball fields at Smith Park in 013 where Mike was first assigned and grew up. I understand the members of the Ceriale family will be attending as the guests of management.

***
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* Private Pre-Game Champagne Reception
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* Chance to bid on incredible auction items including an invitation to the 2009 Super Bowl Party at the Playboy Mansion hosted by 2001 Playmate of the Year and actress Brande Roderick and a "Wedding Crashers" script autographed by Vince Vaughn.

While watching the game compare stats with other Chicago Cubs fans, including several 1985 Chicago Bears, (Steve McMichael, Jim McMahon, Kevin Butler, Shaun Gayle and many more!) other current and former Chicago professional athletes, actors Joel Murray and Brian Doyle-Murray (could their brother and BIG Cubs fan be far behind?) and media personalities.

Special performance of “Take Me out to the Ballgame” by members of the Pipes & Drums of the Emerald Society accompanied by Steve “Banned from Wrigley” McMichael.”

Tickets are $600 each and are limited. Support a worthwhile cause while enjoying an incredible evening! We are a 501(c)3 organization, so your contribution will be tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. ALL proceeds will go directly to the foundation which is entirely run by volunteers -- no paid staff.

If you would like to purchase tickets, donate to the auction or gift bag, or if you cannot attend the event but would like to donate to the Officer Michael A. Ceriale Memorial Foundation please feel free to contact Betsy Shepherd at 773-278-3394 or by email at Betsy.Shepherd@Gmail.com.

9/23/2008 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you all expect j fed to act like one of us. He cannot because he is not one of us. how dare he wear a uniform he has not earned. how dare he try to empathize with us as us, he is not and never will be in a postition to judge us. he has never walked in our shoes.

i think the g had something big on richie and the only way to get them off his back was to have j fed come in here and try to clean house.

the only problem with that is j fed had no idea how we would stick together. remain strong and remain as one and we will overcome.

remember j fed is just a bad case aof gas, you have to put up with it for a while but eventually it will go away and he will go away. and after he has left guess what, we will be here.

stay strong sisters and brothers. we will win this together

9/23/2008 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous old six shooter said...

It's not a perfect world, but I still stand behind you 99.9 % of the time SCC.

9/23/2008 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad Magers cleared that up. What, no public apology to J-Fed?

9/23/2008 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ron magers for supt.!

9/23/2008 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad Carol Marin is no longer the emcee for the Police Memorial luncheon she is a police hater and she made my skin crawl when she would introduce all the police officers who were killed.

9/23/2008 05:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Insignificant? That's just silly, silly!

9/23/2008 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was already grown up when Ron Magers and Carol Marin had it the scene. Ron and his staff will go a little over board for a story against the police or maybe just forget part of the real story. Otherwise he iasn't to bad except when he gets with and agrees with that little pimp shit Roe Conn. Can't stand that coward and stopped listening when Gary Miers left.

9/23/2008 06:47:00 PM  
Blogger Cpdcoppurr said...

THANK YOU RON MAGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In an environment that you chose as a profession, you back the police. Where you could have gone against the police, as so many in your profession do. You have represented us. You tell the truth, and you back us. You, nor your deeds, dedication and TRUTH about the Chicago Police will never be forgotten.

Again a thank you from a retired, lowly blue shirt. Peace to you.

Stay safe out there boys and girls.

9/23/2008 07:01:00 PM  
Blogger Too Many Dummies said...

Thanks for printing Ron Magers e-mail. I'll be honest with you at the time of your posting of J-Fed, I didn't believe he was involved with the talking. I am not a J-Fed backer; at one time I was, but since the Cozzi indictment, I joined the ranks of EVERYONE in not trusting this guy.

J-Fed put himself in this pickle. He had an opportunity to give us hope the B.S. was ending. Now all hope is gone for improving this department.

As you edit out the bad posts, I imagine you see a lot of anger in the writing. There's a reason for that: It's because there is a lot of anger out there. Not only on our department, but everywhere.

Unfortunately for J-Fed, he's becomae a lightening rod of this anger;and there's nothing he can do to repair the damage.

Best of luck everyone.

9/23/2008 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can only imagine teh HUGE pressure Daley put on Magers to make that statement. I only hope Magers got a good payday for it....

I hear Weis on AM 890 at 1000 hrs on 23 Sep. Boy was he kissing some blue shirt ass. He was saying we are the best Dept in the country and are a proud org, blah blah. He must have felt REALLY guilty for acting the fool during the ceremony.

9/23/2008 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Mr. Majors for your honesty and forthrightness. It is too bad J-Fed and Monique don't get on here and do the same thing. They could kill a lot of rumors and gain some respect.

9/23/2008 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron Magers is a class news man and a decent person. Im releived that this story was at best a mistake. That being said Jfraud isnt the the reason I dont care anymore but he is a tool who can't be trusted. Maybe if the city got around to negotiating a fair contract I would do more than the bare minimum. Until answer calls and do things to the letter of the law and G.O.

9/23/2008 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/23/2008 07:01:00 PM

AA?

9/23/2008 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone wonder why white shirts not involved in Pilot plan for new work schedules? Maybe they know something we don't? Lets quit drooling all over these new plans like hungry children! Anything, I mean anything the city or FOP likes is bad for us! I guess you people just don't get it!

9/23/2008 11:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and lousy PO's as well.

9/23/2008 04:28:00 AM

Ummmm... You forgot your cape on the way out the door, Superman.

9/23/2008 10:28:00 AM

I'm not Superman, I'm Batman, I have to be to work around all of you Jokers!

9/24/2008 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the Military, Units performance& morale are a direct responsibility of those in Command. That's why underperforming Officers& Noncoms are shitcanned immediately.
It's called Lead by Example. Something lost on this Department Years ago,coinciding with Runt Daleys tenure as Mayor.
Go Figure...
So what your saying is we're lousy cops, because we have lousy bosses?
No, we have lousy cops because we have have lousy cops period...whiny, envious, cowardly burnt out primadonnas....

9/24/2008 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you people think Dickwads son joined the Army??? I know...

9/24/2008 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron Magers class act! Bullsh#t!Did you not see the lead story on the abc7 news? Devoted to the dogass that was cutloose on the Soto case.Himself and burton reported it like this punk was and is a marked man by CPD. A 25 yr old with 3 babies,"I was just doin' my regular thing,hangin' with my friends, and playin' wit the females" Magers got his undies in a bunch over Jerry Springer,but where's his standup now? I respected the guy before today,but he's just another high paid toady.Fhim.

9/24/2008 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron, thanks for standing up even when you didn't have to. Some of our bosses should be so kind.

Merit is what it is! It sure is NOT merit!

Thanks again Ron.

9/24/2008 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Black Helicopter says---

"...the huge amount of pressure Daley put on Majers to say that..."

Keep looking up. I'm watching you.

9/24/2008 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cop who said A/2 cops were de-policing long before J-Fedup is 100% correct. He just made it more so.

9/24/2008 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I said before, Ron Magers and his news staff do forges some information in his news casts. Like on 24 Sept 08 at 5PM news. Ron, our newest best friend, forgot to tell that the two assholes who pulled in front of the bus just before the off-duty officer hit them were very drunk and found to be at fault for the whole accident.

The SAO were pushed into a new prosecution of this officer, politics. Thank for all of the info Rom, one of these times you might get it correct.

9/24/2008 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our only true friend in the media is John Kass.

9/24/2008 11:08:00 AM  
Blogger Cpdcoppurr said...

Anonymous said...
9/23/2008 07:01:00 PM

AA?

9/23/2008 11:51:00 PM

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Yes

9/24/2008 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't you think it's interesting that J-Fuck didn't post a response to say that is wasn't him?

9/24/2008 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They think they had us fooled. Ron is from a police family, his father was a police officer in Alaska.

You're full of CRAP. Mager's father had nothing to do w/ the Alaskan police - and passed away at a young age. Get your facts straight!

9/24/2008 02:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron Magers for Superintendent

9/24/2008 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Our only true friend in the media is John Kass.

9/24/2008 11:08:00 AM

Agree. Although I have been a fan of Roe's for years, I have been angered on a few occasions by Ron's liberal "telling it like it really is" concerning CPD issues.

9/24/2008 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
Don't you think it's interesting that J-Fuck didn't post a response to say that is wasn't him?

9/24/2008 12:20:00 PM

I actually think more of him for not responding to childish rumors.

9/25/2008 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
anonymous said...
Don't you think it's interesting that J-Fuck didn't post a response to say that is wasn't him?

9/24/2008 12:20:00 PM

I actually think more of him for not responding to childish rumors.

9/25/2008 12:04:00 AM

take care Jimmy Keating keep the segway ready!

9/25/2008 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also heard the show on the radio..Thanks Ron for plugging the blog..We need to get our message out.
He actually give out the name of the blog on the air..What's next the Oprah Show.

9/26/2008 02:47:00 AM  

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