Thursday, November 20, 2008

Photographer Arrested Again

  • We checked back in with Mike Anzaldi, the freelance photojournalist who was arrested by the Chicago Police Department October 22 at a crime scene. Thinking we’d hear about the status of his arrest, we were shocked to learn he’d been arrested again - and the second offense is even more outlandish than the first!
  • This officer called his name into the dispatcher - here’s where it gets weird - and the dispatcher apparently told her to detain him. The officers on the scene were confused and clearly not in the loop, but nonetheless were following orders from above. After some back and forth with higher-ups, the officer told Anzaldi that there was some sort of problem with his ID but the computer in her car was broken, so she asked him to come to the station to clear things up. They promised it would take 15 minutes and they’d return him to his car. [...]

    Four hours later, and he’s still sitting in the station’s interview room when he’s told they are placing him under arrest. He is not given a reason, an explanation, or read his rights. They put him in a holding cell, where he spent the night. The next day was Election Day, which is a court holiday, so he was brought to Cook County Jail and in front of a TV judge, where his bond was set at $10,000.

Either this guy has the worst luck in the world, he's a complete moron, or Monique is putting out a hit on his ass. We covered the first incident a week ago and roundly criticized the Department Spokescreature for an apparent Civil Rights violation. This is inexplicable to us.

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27 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could be he is just a straight up liar and you believe his b/s.

11/20/2008 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't make Monique angry.

You won't like it when she's angry.


Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!

11/20/2008 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It's The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living"

- Mike Skinner

PS - This SOB is gonna be rich, bitch!

11/20/2008 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After reading this I dont feel bad for the guy. Fuck em. Clearly he is the type who goes looking for trouble------>

Every day a cop comes up to me and says, “Who the hell are you?” That’s usually how it starts. It’s not always, “Who the hell are you?”, sometimes it’s, “Who the fuck are you?’, ‘What are you doing here?’, ‘Who do you work for?’”

He continues: “I don’t respond well to that kind of stuff. I’m more the type who’s like, ‘Who the fuck am I?’ ‘Who the fuck are you?’

11/20/2008 02:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ah! Life under the rule of King Daley.

Gun bans .. cameras everywhere .. having your rights violated ..

11/20/2008 03:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a drop in the bucket to the CITY with DEEP POCKETS!

Wish my wife was the photographer......

11/20/2008 04:14:00 AM  
Blogger Nyctalus Lasiopterus said...

Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

11/20/2008 04:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bond thinks she is "james bond", how can she do this? thanks fish lips for putting us in more jeopardy of another lawsuit caused by your incompetence! When will she be eliminated from the budget? we could save over 100K+ and a car and all the extras she takes! Hey boss please get rid of this problem NOW!

11/20/2008 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's a complete moron .. he shows up on the scene's and refuses to identify himself

11/20/2008 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC u sound more like the mainstream media with this one, MAYBE YOU ARENT A COPPER AFTERALL!

11/20/2008 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC maybe if u got out from behind the desk and your house mouse spot you would find out what its like to try to control a crime scene in the ghetto. Try it sometime

11/20/2008 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He continues: “I don’t respond well to that kind of stuff. I’m more the type who’s like, ‘Who the fuck am I?’ ‘Who the fuck are you?’

11/20/2008 02:05:00 AM

Hmm. Sounds like tough guy could use some people skills.

11/20/2008 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys got to start being more careful, because device-direct-upload is already here. One of these days, that video you think you've just put in your pocket is going to be on the internet.

11/20/2008 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T. but pertinent to police:

Police obtained warrant on a cockfighting ring, recovered all sorts of evidence regarding same, then thrown out by judge.

"A confidential informant, who told police about attending cockfighting derbies on the Martins' property, gave information to the police that was several weeks old. That's what led to the surveillance and subsequent raid, court records state".

"The information was four to six weeks old before the warrant was executed".

"Judge Stefaniak's granting of the motion to suppress left the prosecutor's office "without admissible and credible evidence" to move forward with the case, according to the state's motion to dismiss".
http://www.nwitimes.com/articles/2008/11/20//news/lake_county/docc14d4a4cb0b942158625750700008664.txt

This is a sad comment on the current and future state of American law enforcement. Like the rest of society, police budgets are being cut and jobs are being left unfilled leaving us all less safe.

This case is not the fault of some rogue judge or poor policing. As police ranks thin, there will be fewer personnel evaluating the same amount of incoming tips on crime conditions. You can probably expect to see more of this type of news ahead as it takes law enforcement longer to sift through, evaluate and act upon all of this information.

Our economic crisis is bound to have far reaching effects that we haven't even begun to realize!

11/20/2008 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who gives a fuck? Let this guy film whatever he wants as long as he doesn't get in our way.

11/20/2008 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously he is your friend otherwise you wouldn't be trying to color these incidents as improper and opening up officers and the city to frivolous lawsuits. OR you're not a cop. Afterall, no one gets arrested for anything and everyone arrested has their rights violated. Yeah we've heard it before. If you are a Chicago Police officer, you KNOW that no one gets arrested for nothing, and NO ONE gets arrested because the dispatcher tells them too. Please.

11/20/2008 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Instead of putting the officers in a tough spot why dont you back them SCC. This blog actually use to be informative and have a good view on things. Know it is just another form of the scum times. Keep to the important stories SCC not your views on global warming or this stupid story. SCC you are not even putting the facts or the whole story in anymore.

I guess your blog isn't that cool afterall. This is the last time I view it.

Not a two year Wonder

11/20/2008 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous dm60462 said...

SPRING CITY — Two local police departments have agreed to apologize for citing a man who took video footage of officers' traffic stops in early 2007.

The municipalities agreed to update officer training, write letters of apology and each pay $3,200 for the plaintiff's legal expenses.

Police must apologize to man who taped traffic stops

11/20/2008 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If a photographer is a problem, why not make a very large crime scene and stretch the tape as far as you can. I know the cameras have long lenses but at least they won't be near you.

11/20/2008 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The paper today said one of the arresting officers failed to show up to a court date.

When will you people learn.

You are responsible. Not the sergeant, not Bond, not anyone other than yourself. When you arrest someone, YOU need to have probable cause to do so. YOUR ass is on the line. Not the sergeant, not Bond.

When your signature goes on that arrest report, you can write all over the narrative that the sergeant told you to do it, but in the end, this shit-ass department will hold YOU responsible for the arrest. YOU will get sued in civil court. YOUR reputation will be smeared by scumbag lawyers like Loevy and brother.

So if you are going to play this game, with today's rules, you had better now what you are doing or you are going to get burned. If you don't know what to do, the best play is to pass, do nothing, go home, and collect your check.

11/20/2008 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous 35th Street Eyes & Ears said...

Given the option of believing the alledged offender or Monique I pick the offender. We here have seen enough of this totally clueless alledged Public Relations Maven to know who tells the truth and who does not.

11/20/2008 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a civilian but I think anonymous at 11/20 8:38 said it the best. YOU have to make the arrest and YOU do the paper. YOU have to testify as to the probable cause and offense YOU observed ocurr. I find it hard to believe that some dispatcher told a PO to detain the camera boy and he therefore was. WTF! The whole story smells like shit to me. And Monique? She's a zero. She's two cents looking for change. She did nothing other than what she can do naturally-she bitched. She's not locking anyone up. She's not charging anyone with anything and the only court she will ever be in is a federal court. The whole thread is fiction because there are no details. As a civilian, even I can smell a shitty story. Umm, maybe reading this blog is making me more skeptical too.

11/20/2008 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With this stuff happening,

you all think you deserve rifles?

I dont think so. What is the difference between this event, and somthing that would happen in Commie Russia?

Whats the difference between you all, and the KGB?

Not much to a citizen these days.

11/21/2008 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Monique trying to get on the tact team with all those numbers?

11/21/2008 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With this stuff happening,

you all think you deserve rifles?

I dont think so. What is the difference between this event, and somthing that would happen in Commie Russia?

Whats the difference between you all, and the KGB?

Not much to a citizen these days.

11/21/2008 02:03:00 PM

Joe, I don;t give a fuck what you think. You wouldn't piss on a copper if he was on fire. Trust me, the feelings mutual.
When you become a big boy and stop living in your world of conspiracies and rims then maybe someone will take you seriously, maybe removing that blunt from behind your ear will help too.

11/22/2008 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Whats the difference between you all, and the KGB?

Not much to a citizen these days.

11/21/2008 02:03:00 PM"


When the KGB drags your ass out of your crib, nobody ever asks where you've gone, when you're coming back or what happened to you.

Nobody.

11/24/2008 05:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like there is an update:

http://discarted.wordpress.com/2009/02/10/court-clears-chicago-photojournalist/

2/10/2009 07:13:00 PM  

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