Wednesday, January 14, 2009

City Council Give Away $$$

We covered this in a committee hearing last month, now it was in front of the whole City Council.
  • The Chicago City Council today agreed to pay $2.25 million to the family of a 14-year-old home invader fatally shot in the back by an off-duty police officer in 2002.

    Ald. Ed Burke (14th) said it would be better to pay the settlement to the family of Juan Salazar than risk going before a jury, which could decide that the city should pay even more.

    But four aldermen – Brian Doherty (41st), Eugene Schulter (47th), Mary Ann Smith (48th) and Bernard Stone (50th) opposed settling the case.

$2.25 million to a dead criminal and the City crying poor over our contract.

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71 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm in the wrong line of work. this job doesn't pay, crime does.

1/14/2009 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous 41stwardinhabitant said...

Brian Doherty (41st), Holy shit, he still lives.... someone sobered him up enough for him to take a vote. Brian, your entire ward is police, fire and other city employees. Stand up like you used to and sound off to the media like you have a pair! It is futile, but your constituents do appreciate it.

Continue as you have been, then your constituents need to know about your campaign contributers, like Tommys, Teasers, Roddy etc,.

1/14/2009 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shulter is one of the better alderman. Has a Pro Police attitude and sends e-mails out to local residents urging them to cooperate with police and explaining that what we do is good. He like all alderman have negative points and loyalty to the daley machine, but is a lot better than than bitch alderman a little east of him (shuster) or something like that.

1/14/2009 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I joined the Navy, I took a vow "To obey, Protect,and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies both foreign, and domestic."

"That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the PEOPLE to abolish it and to institute new government ... most likely to effect their safety and happiness."

IF YOU DON'T VOTE, DON'T BITCH !

1/14/2009 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can we all sue the little emperor for stabbing us in the back for the last 20 years.

1/14/2009 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous westside, inside do-nothing said...

What's even worse than the City crying poor while showering this piece of shit's family with a couple of million is the message it sends to every other motherfucker who comtemplates burglarizing/invading a home that may or may not have a copper residing there.

This is just further reinforcement that we are second class citizens that will be punished (whether directly or indirectly) for protecting what we've worked hard to attain.

What should be reinforced by this latest exhibit of the City's spinelessness and contempt of the police is the working copper's conditioned response of "Fuck You, Daley, you ain't gettin' shit in the way of revenue generation from us".

Daley needs all of us pacified before April to help secure his Olympic quest. Please keep this latest kick-in-the-balls fresh in your mind when the proposed contract is being force-fed to us by our useless FOP with their canned disclaimer of "an arbitrator won't do any better".

It's time to be heard, people.

1/14/2009 02:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The piece of shit breaks into a home armed, gets shot and the tax payers have to fork over $2.25 mil. Only in Shitcago. How about a common sense law of "while in the commission of a crime" you and or yours get fucking NOTHING!!!

1/14/2009 02:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you shitting me 2.25 million ........no wonder this city is going broke.

1/14/2009 02:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ald. Schulter 47th ward has been an awesome guy! Whenever we need something done, he gets it done! I'm even more happy he was one of the few opposing to settle.

1/14/2009 03:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And how much more of our tax money is being squandered away via life long welfare fraud, BS disability,recipients buying cigarettes and booze with link cards etc?

1/14/2009 04:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can the City sue the family for services supplied for this 14 year old. Police, paramedic, hospital, was this after curfew?, etc.....nickle an dime them to death as they do us to recover the $. Maybe the city should impose a tax on City Lottery winners. Everytime a family member who benefits from this is arrested, there should be a fee.

1/14/2009 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I e-mailed Ald. Ginger Rugai (19th) and asked how she voted, or why she did not vote NO, and she replied that she is head of another commitee which had other business the day they took the vote, so she was not present. Don't they ALL need to vote on a settlement??? Don't know if it's true, or BS??

1/14/2009 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Nutt Butter said...

Again.............Its MUCH less than the jury awarded the family at trial. So its not a give away its a SETTLEMENT.

1/14/2009 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That officer should sue the parents and collect that $ for himself. Maybe they were shit parents and should pay the officer for having to clean up a dead piece of shit out of his home, and deal with telling the kids that he shot a criminal, in his very own home. Seriously!

1/14/2009 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That officer's family needs to file suit against the estate of the deceased him invader for their suffering.

1/14/2009 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...Again.............Its MUCH less than the jury awarded the family at trial. So its not a give away its a SETTLEMENT...."

Huh? If the family was awarded even more at a trial then there would not be any settlement. If they were awarded more it means they won at trial. When there is a settlement, the trial is ends without a judgement.

1/14/2009 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF YOU DON'T VOTE, DON'T BITCH !

1/14/2009 12:53:00 AM

And you're kidding me, right? In Chicago, even if you vote, your vote and everyone else's legitimate vote is negated by the number of fucking votes this city and county STEALS from locations like NURSING HOMES and Miseracordia. The county "helps" these nursing home/alzheimer's patients to VOTE. Do you really think they then "vote" for someone other than the slated Dem candidates? It's a fact, it happened in my family and I was so mad, I reported it to the G. And of course, nothing happened. It just continues. How do you think Stroger got elected??

1/14/2009 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard the vote was 30 for the payout and only these other 4 aldermen with the balls to vote against it. The remaining aldermen were either not present or just abstained. Good for Mary Anne Smith. I heard she was the first one to stand in opposition to it.

1/14/2009 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a lawyer...

Can the father of the P.O. sue the parents of the 14yr in civil court? The old man took a bullet as well. Aren't parents responsible for their children's actions?

If a your child takes your car and crashes resulting in death or injury to someone, who gets sued? The parents right?

1/14/2009 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe if this POS Police Department fired the psycho, murdering POS, formerly known as PO Rafael Balbontin, we wouldn't be on the hook for yet another one of his ridiculous, out-of-control, mental meltdowns.

This POS should have never been hired, should have been fired shortly after he was hired, and should have been fired after numerous incidents where he proved he did not have any capacity to act rationally under even the most minute amount of stress.

The POS former PO is a total disgrace that killed his children's mother right in front of them. But, even before that, there were a whole host of incidents on and off duty that should have demanded he at least be fired if not jailed. As if attacking home invaders by firing his gun with so much irrational cowardice that he shot his own father in the process, wasn't enough to get him fired, the department waited until he killed his wife.

May he rest in hell after serving the remainer of his life in a cage.

Go ahead and censor this post SCC. I know you are a strong supporter of the former PO Rafael Balbontin.

1/14/2009 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a joke. more parents should raise their children to be violent criminals. and when the get killt by teh popo they will get a multi-million dollar settlement.

I hope that odpo gets a lawyer and sues his estate for all the crap he has gone through.

1/14/2009 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whoever said crime doesnt pay......never lived here!

1/14/2009 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That officer should sue the parents and collect that $ for himself.

I totally agree, sue these home invaders in civil court make THEIR families pay for THEIR criminal family activities.

1/14/2009 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BURKE STILL HAS A CPD BADGE> WHATS UP WITH THAT BS??? HEY JFED CALL HIM IN AND GET HIS BADGE BACK

1/14/2009 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This isnt a secret! I am involved in my 3rd lawsuit all of which are completely BS stories created by felons! Yet the city finds it easier to settle than to fight these cases. I have been told every single time i go to corp counsel that
"hey its not that we dont believe that you guys are innocent of these accusations, its strictly economics.If the city feels it can settle for less and in turn not risk losing more in a jury they will setlle." 2 of the 3 lawsuits I am involved in are slam dunk cases to ANY common sense jury in America. Now I understand common sense doesnt prevail in crook county however these are FEDERAL cases so the jury pool is open to residents of dupage, will, lake, etc... people that MAY have common sense. Im soo tired of the city making US look like the assholes and raising taxes and paying convicted felons simply for being arrested. Sure some of these people have their cases dropped in court but again ITS CROOK county, anyone that has walked into a courtroom can tell you that almost everything gets thrown out here. So now i can be sued for false arrest because the case was tossed? Its the CRook county way and a fucked up city we live in

1/14/2009 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: MSF DETAILS per request in another post

Anyone who says they don't have a problem with thh way Lt(PK) is running the unit is a fool. This guy doesn't have your back and is only there to hopefully get a promotion out of it. IT shows in how he is running his half of the unit. HE is a spineless, scared shitless leader who doesn't want to take any heat from the higher ups.

If P.O's would have heard his speech on New Years Eve they would have went bizerko. "Not everyone with a gun is a bad guy an New Years Eve. Just because someone is drunk and wants to fire off rounds into the air doesn't mean they are a dangerous criminal! " WTF OVER! "We don't want to be known as the Mobile Assasination Force"

That speech put a ton of his officers in jepordy had they adheared to that. Nothing like putting any doubt whatsoever in P.O.s minds right before they hit the street. Those with very little time on the street may have hesitatted a split second after hearing that.

LT PK is out for only himself and that is the sad fact. It is a damn shame as this unit has a great potential. The Commander is top notch. HE IS THER FOR THE P.O.'s THAT WORK FOR HIM. He is truly a good boss and others should take after him. He has a lot in store for the unit and has some great visions. Things under him have moved rapidly. More than any other boss I have ever worked for. He has been straight up on his word from Day 1. He tells it like it is. If he can't get it donme he will tell you.

The LT on the other hand is scared of his own shadow and is going to get someone hurt. As long as he is there things will continue to be held up. He is not a leader and it shows in his roll calls. No speaking skills whatsoever. He has already left P.O's in the dark. And as long as he is there you can count on never seeing the workouts on the clock like promised at the interviews. Than He is opposed to them 100%, but yet they want you to pass the power test 3 times a year and wear all this specialized gear.
He obviously has never done any kind of specialized training in those haz-mat suits or carrying any type of gear. All this training they want to give us takes its toll on your body. WE all got moved to DOG# 2 because that was his DOG. Never mind F"n the rest of us over the holidays who already had plans.

Some of the SGT's are what are holding the unit together. And yup you already know there are at least 2 that are shaky as shit!(FH and JH) Most still look out for their people and know what it takes to have a team operate smoothly. Yet the LT is all over them. Thank the good heavens the SGt's still run their teams otherwise the unit would have half the bodies it has. PK would have ran over half of them out with his no balls lack of leadership.

1/14/2009 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let FUCK-STICK Burke pay it with all his stolen millions.

1/14/2009 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Nutt Butter said...

Again.............Its MUCH less than the jury awarded the family at trial. So its not a give away its a SETTLEMENT.

1/14/2009 08:25:00 AM


So what message does it send? What are you teaching the misguided little rugrats? That it's ok to burglarize houses because if you are killed by the homeowner (the real victim) your family will be awarded millions for your criminal act? That is not justice. This should have been fought in court.

1/14/2009 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous An Old Sergeant said...

I e-mailed Ald. Ginger Rugai (19th) and asked how she voted, or why she did not vote NO, and she replied that she is head of another commitee which had other business the day they took the vote, so she was not present.
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This from the City of Chicago web site:

Mayor Daley appointed Ginger Rugai to fill the vacancy of the 19th Ward Alderman in December of 1990. Alderman Rugai was elected for her first term in February 1991 and was subsequently reelected in 1995 and 1999 and 2003. Alderman Rugai is Chairman of the City Council's Committee on Energy, Environmental Protection and Public Utilities and Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Police and Fire. She also serves as a member of Committees on Finance; Budget and Government Operations; Committees, Rules and Ethics; Human Relations; Historical Landmark Preservation; and Transportation and Public Way.

Please note well: Appointed by Mayor Daley; Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Police and Fire. Also, please note that the city's web site says that each ward is "served" by its alderman. If the city says so, it must be true.

1/14/2009 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because of other issues concerning the officer, this was a case we were better off walking away from. That being said there are a lot of suits we should fight and don't simply because of the costs to litigate and the possiblity of losing even a larger amount of money

1/14/2009 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous three year wonder said...

can we all sue the little emperor for stabbing us in the back for the last 20 years.
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I can only sue for the last three years

1/14/2009 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That officer should sue the parents and collect that $ for himself. Maybe they were shit parents and should pay the officer for having to clean up a dead piece of shit out of his home, and deal with telling the kids that he shot a criminal, in his very own home. Seriously!
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He is busy serving out his time in jail for going nuts and stabbing his wife to death.

He did testify at the first trial that would have cost the City over $4 mil, but for this settlement ... I guess he did not sound that credible trying to explain the placement of his shell casings.

1/14/2009 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he should sue the family im sure he got a good case. just like the hollywood bank robbery in L.A. the wife of one of them sue the dept. one of the officers injured counter sue the bitch for the same amount she was trying to get from the city n officers involved.

1/14/2009 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous SISTER TOMASINA said...

I e-mailed Ald. Ginger Rugai (19th) and asked how she voted, or why she did not vote NO, and she replied that she is head of another commitee which had other business the day they took the vote, so she was not present. Don't they ALL need to vote on a settlement??? Don't know if it's true, or BS??

1/14/2009 08:09:00 AM


So basically, Rugai was telling you that because it was only 2.25 million...

she couldn't be bothered.


PRICELESS!!!

1/14/2009 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
When I joined the Navy, I took a vow "To obey, Protect,and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies both foreign, and domestic."

"That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the PEOPLE to abolish it and to institute new government ... most likely to effect their safety and happiness."

IF YOU DON'T VOTE, DON'T BITCH !

1/14/2009 12:53:00 AM


Amen brother.

1/14/2009 03:34:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

Maybe if this POS Police Department fired the psycho, murdering POS, formerly known as PO Rafael Balbontin, we wouldn't be on the hook for yet another one of his ridiculous, out-of-control, mental meltdowns.

This POS should have never been hired, should have been fired shortly after he was hired, and should have been fired after numerous incidents where he proved he did not have any capacity to act rationally under even the most minute amount of stress.

The POS former PO is a total disgrace that killed his children's mother right in front of them. But, even before that, there were a whole host of incidents on and off duty that should have demanded he at least be fired if not jailed. As if attacking home invaders by firing his gun with so much irrational cowardice that he shot his own father in the process, wasn't enough to get him fired, the department waited until he killed his wife.

May he rest in hell after serving the remainer of his life in a cage.

Go ahead and censor this post SCC. I know you are a strong supporter of the former PO Rafael Balbontin.


First of all, Fuck You Jagoff. You fucking three-year wonder stroke. The point isn't that Balbontin was a piece of shit, the point was he had a right to protect his home and family from two pieces of shit that invaded his residence.

If the Superintendent, Police Board, FTO Program, and training academy fell down on the job by giving him chance after chance after chance, then that's on them, not SCC, not the blog and not on the right to defend yourself and your home from armed invaders. So fuck you again.

And it damn sure shouldn't be on the taxpayers, again and again, to pay jackpot settlements on criminal acts because Daley, the machine and incompetent Corp Counsels are looking for political kickbacks from connected plaintiffs attorneys. Did we tell you to fuck yourself yet?

So take your sanctimonious blather, your failure of basic reading comprehension (no doubt due to a CPS social promotion), your twice-patched inflatable woman, and crawl back into mommy's basement and again, fuck yourself silly.

Asshat.

1/14/2009 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is small consolation that these settlements usually get structured over time, that is, 10 or 20 years of payments. Not always but very frequently.

1/14/2009 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
BURKE STILL HAS A CPD BADGE> WHATS UP WITH THAT BS??? HEY JFED CALL HIM IN AND GET HIS BADGE BACK

1/14/2009 10:54:00 AM


I saw Burke at a recent police funeral and he wore a badge around his neck on a chain. I couldn't get close enough to see if it was a police badge or an alderman's badge. Even if he is still on leave of absence he should not get a police badge, you have to turn that in. That is, I would have to turn it in, maybe not Burke.

The rules are different for the connected, you all should know that. their excrement has a different odor I am told, not as strong as we common mother fuckers.

1/14/2009 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

three year wonder said...
can we all sue the little emperor for stabbing us in the back for the last 20 years.
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I can only sue for the last three years

1/14/2009 01:31:00 PM


We can hope that the Blagojevich indictment will take a winding path right up to the 5th floor of City Hall. Pray that John Harris saves himself and takes Shortshanks down instead.

That day will go up there with all the other milestones in Chicago History. It would deserve another star on the City Flag. Daley Indictment Day or Daley Conviction Day.

1/14/2009 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got to raise some shit-head kids so they can earn me some money!!!

1/14/2009 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe common sense prevailed so the jury wouldn't get to hear all the juicy details about this lunatic officer.

1/14/2009 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. I'm a citizen and what this cop did to his family has little to do with the city awarding criminals OUR money. That's a separate issue entirely. The point is that someone (cop or no cop) defends their home with lethal force, which is WELL WITHIN THE LAW, and somehow our city is paying out MILLIONS.

That says to me that we reward criminal behavior. What's the incentive to not rob, steal, and kill? It's not like us ordinary citizens are armed - by and large anyway. These people are animals. They understand one thing, and one thing only, and that's physical punishment. Whether that's the threat of death, severe pain, or death itself will depend on the situation.
If I was in the situation, I'd have done the same thing, although I was told by a cop friend of mine a long time ago to never shoot someone in the back - even on your property. He said you can do whatever to keep them inside or get them to turn around, but to absolutely never shoot someone in the back. It's a technicality.

invade home = death. I wish more people thought that way.

1/14/2009 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Just Fed Up said...

It has become painfully obvious to me that this mayor would rather make these payouts, than allow the lawyers and their damn depositions to poke around in city 'business' (ie corruption). Once a deposition gets going, it can snake anywhere and bad things can happen, (eg Jon Burge).

By paying off this kids' family, no one will be asking embarrassing questions about police firearm practices and training or police manpower or other dirty secrets that Daley wants kept away from public scrutiny. The International Olympic Committee may have an interest in this, because if they knew the truth, bye bye 2016 Chicago Olympic Games. I'm pulling for Buenas Aires!!!

1/14/2009 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of you seem pretty angry about this and i hate to see his family benefit one single cents for what he did but do any of you remember what this was from? This was the P.O. who said that the guys tried to kick in the door on his fathers house and then the P.O. chased him down the block, shooting him in the back. Absolutely not saying that the little "honor student's" family should get a damned thing but this was hinky from the beginning. Sorry to burst your bubble about this one guys. Also, if i'm not mistaken this was the same p.o. who stabbed his wife to death a year later. Real winner this one and YES he passed the psyche test! LOLOLOL

1/14/2009 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That officer should sue the parents and collect that $ for himself. Maybe they were shit parents and should pay the officer for having to clean up a dead piece of shit out of his home, and deal with telling the kids that he shot a criminal, in his very own home. Seriously!

1/14/2009 08:50:00 AM

Countersue for emotional trauma on every family member in that household.

1/14/2009 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry SCC. Usually agree with You but this time I have to aggree with the negative Balbontin comments.

Lets just say I know from first hand experience that balbontin completely lacked credibility. Even before he murdered his wife, an obvious tragedy, the guy was transparently psycho. Don't know what happened during the home invasion, but I can say with total certainty, having seen Balbontin on the street, that he did not belong in uniform with a gun. He was a liability to others in his district, citizens and officers, and was one of the most glaring examples of the need to revamp the FTO program so as to give FTOs real authority in the evaluation and if necessary termination process. What the city attorneys realized, correctly I believe, is that in the case of Rafeal Balobontin, they just had to settle. Can you imagine if the case had gone to trial and Balbontin appearred in a yellow IDOC jumpsuit.

1/14/2009 06:53:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

We aren't saying the criticism of the murdering SOB isn't valid. We're saying it shouldn't have had bearing on the case.

1/14/2009 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not a lawyer, but I seem to remember a famous Supreme Court decision that changed use of force for ALL police. I remember having to be retrained because of this decision. Some of the younger officers may not know or remember this case.

It was Tennessee vs Garner, occurered in the 70's and decided in 1985, where a 14 year old burglarized a home, and when confronted ran away. The memphis copper shot him in the back as he was jumping a neighbors fence to escape. At treial the copper was asked why he shot him and he said "because if he made it over the fence he would have escaped"

The Supreme Court decided that since the officer or no one was in danger at that time, a fleeing offender could not be shot in the back.

The balbontin case sounds exactly the same, he shot the kid while the kid running outside. I think a bleeding heart could have awarded a lot more. And Balbontin as our #1 witness???

I think the coppers family should now countersue for the stress caysed to them from that incident,

1/14/2009 07:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good

1/14/2009 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Now Retired said...

Anonymous said...
Shulter is one of the better alderman. Has a Pro Police attitude and sends e-mails out to local residents urging them to cooperate with police and explaining that what we do is good. He like all alderman have negative points and loyalty to the daley machine, but is a lot better than than bitch alderman a little east of him (shuster) or something like that.

1/14/2009 12:22:00 AM

I guess I'll interupt now and call BULLSHIT!!! Schulter is THE BITCH. Just ask the 019th Dist. He calls and cries and bitches all the time to the desk and w/c. He treats coppers like they were sworn in to serve HIM.

Like with many clout people, his kid is a little jagball who wants to be the police, but he wants to start at about the rank of Lieutenant(shades of Ed Kelly and his spawn, as I recall). He looks down his nose at everyone else.

I've SEEN HIM talk to a Captain of police like he was his lackey. Respect the bosses or not, THIS lack of respect is wrong. F*CK all fifty of these a-holes. They are no better than the scum at the top of the heap. It is still a den of thieves!!!

1/14/2009 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous They All Suck said...

Anonymous said...
Shulter is one of the better alderman...
1/14/2009 12:22:00 AM


"Alderman Schulter has always been concerned about the small businesses in his ward." Alderman Gene Schulter (47th), answering a reporter's question about his proposal to use eminent domain to force about 20 merchants on Western Avenue to sell their property to the city.

http://www.chicagoreader.com/features/stories/theworks/061013/

1/14/2009 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
BURKE STILL HAS A CPD BADGE> WHATS UP WITH THAT BS??? HEY JFED CALL HIM IN AND GET HIS BADGE BACK

1/14/2009 10:54:00 AM

All Aldercreeps have badges

1/14/2009 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
BURKE STILL HAS A CPD BADGE> WHATS UP WITH THAT BS??? HEY JFED CALL HIM IN AND GET HIS BADGE BACK

1/14/2009 10:54:00 AM


I saw Burke at a recent police funeral and he wore a badge around his neck on a chain. I couldn't get close enough to see if it was a police badge or an alderman's badge. Even if he is still on leave of absence he should not get a police badge, you have to turn that in. That is, I would have to turn it in, maybe not Burke.

The rules are different for the connected, you all should know that. their excrement has a different odor I am told, not as strong as we common mother fuckers.

1/14/2009 03:41:00 PM

He has an aldermans badge also! The goof does he still have 6 guys making d-3 pay 2 aall times, 2 on 3 days off how do we get that schedule flop?

1/14/2009 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Brian Doherty (41st), Holy shit, he still lives.... someone sobered him up enough for him to take a vote."

Brian was a Donald Stephens Mayor of Rosemnt Stooge&Roger McAuliffe controlled the marionette strings. He's now adrift with no guidance.
He's your sole republican city council representative so what are you griping about?

1/14/2009 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"So take your sanctimonious blather, your failure of basic reading comprehension (no doubt due to a CPS social promotion), your twice-patched inflatable woman, and crawl back into mommy's basement and again, fuck yourself silly."

SCC,
As the significant other of Susie Wonder Doll the Gal that never says no, I take offense to your mind spirited diatribe. You might want to switch to decaf for awhile?

1/14/2009 09:28:00 PM  
Blogger snethen said...

The Supreme Court decided that since the officer or no one was in danger at that time, a fleeing offender could not be shot in the back.
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There is a difference in our case if my understanding is correct. This little felon was armed and this was a home invasion. If our victim/policeman made his presence known as the police in an attempt to arrest him then he could shoot him anywhere he wants. Armed with a weapon in an attempt to escape, he's dead meat. Who's to say that killing this little asshole didnt push this copper over the edge. Its not a natural thing taking a life. As far as this copper being a little off before this incident, I know a lot of coppers that I have thought were a little off, but they were good policemen. I agree with scc, whatever happened after this incident should not count.

1/14/2009 10:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/14 3:41pm
You gotta be shittin me, he has a star??? Where the fuck is the FOP? They tell us in the newsletter that Sgt R.G. down at personnel refuses to give out disabled stars and retired stars to those who deserve them for his made up bullshit reasons but that non police asshole Burke has one. I swear this job and all the clout assholes like Sgt R.G. suck but nobody has the balls to stop this shit and go after these assholes. Why not a class action suit against R.G. on behalf of the disabled and retired p.o.s?? How about it Bella, DeMaria, Donahue etc? You chickenshit FOP assholes ain't got the balls. Big mouths that you guys are how about doing something about Sgt R.G. down at Personnel??? At least get a CR# on this asshole. At least make the asshole follow G.O's instead of letting him pick and choose by his made up standards. But SCC probably won't put this up so what does it really matter. For that matter SCC why not a post on this shit so maybe somebody the FOP, J-Fed somebody will help the disabled and retired who get fucked over by Sgt R.G.for his made upreasons get the stars they deserve?

1/14/2009 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Schulter is a piece of shit in bed with every developer hat wants a parcel rezoned. Schulter is no good. Plus look at the shit he pulled on Ed Kelly. Piece of garbage.

1/15/2009 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the words of the imortal Chris Rock: "I would never have killed da B*#@H, but I understand."

Not defending R.B. but his wife was two timing him, abdandoning him and their kids, while taking some other dude on few week vacation to Mexico while R.B. was left with kids, working multiple side jobs, never sleeping. The straw that stabbed the camels back was when he gets 4 thousand dollar bill for her trist...

I not sayin, I just sayin...

Don't agree with his method, but he didn't know about the Drew Peterson Handbook on wife disposal.

1/15/2009 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous oxy-cute 'em said...

They All Suck said...
Anonymous said...
Shulter is one of the better alderman...
1/14/2009 12:22:00 AM


"Alderman Schulter has always been concerned about the small businesses in his ward." Alderman Gene Schulter (47th), answering a reporter's question about his proposal to use eminent domain to force about 20 merchants on Western Avenue to sell their property to the city.

http://www.chicagoreader.com/features/stories/theworks

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Schulter is a piece of shit and so is his pimply-faced, wanna-be-the-police kid. Unfortunately, we'll be addressing "Officer Acne" as "Sergeant Acne" all too soon knowing how the Chicago game is played. Just another reason this job and City is beyond saving.

1/15/2009 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: MSF DETAILS per request in another post

Anyone who says they don't have a problem with thh way Lt(PK) is running the unit is a fool. This guy doesn't have your back and is only there to hopefully get a promotion out of it. IT shows in how he is running his half of the unit. HE is a spineless, scared shitless leader who doesn't want to take any heat from the higher ups.

If P.O's would have heard his speech on New Years Eve they would have went bizerko. "Not everyone with a gun is a bad guy an New Years Eve. Just because someone is drunk and wants to fire off rounds into the air doesn't mean they are a dangerous criminal! " WTF OVER! "We don't want to be known as the Mobile Assasination Force"

That speech put a ton of his officers in jepordy had they adheared to that. Nothing like putting any doubt whatsoever in P.O.s minds right before they hit the street. Those with very little time on the street may have hesitatted a split second after hearing that.

LT PK is out for only himself and that is the sad fact. It is a damn shame as this unit has a great potential. The Commander is top notch. HE IS THER FOR THE P.O.'s THAT WORK FOR HIM. He is truly a good boss and others should take after him. He has a lot in store for the unit and has some great visions. Things under him have moved rapidly. More than any other boss I have ever worked for. He has been straight up on his word from Day 1. He tells it like it is. If he can't get it donme he will tell you.

The LT on the other hand is scared of his own shadow and is going to get someone hurt. As long as he is there things will continue to be held up. He is not a leader and it shows in his roll calls. No speaking skills whatsoever. He has already left P.O's in the dark. And as long as he is there you can count on never seeing the workouts on the clock like promised at the interviews. Than He is opposed to them 100%, but yet they want you to pass the power test 3 times a year and wear all this specialized gear.
He obviously has never done any kind of specialized training in those haz-mat suits or carrying any type of gear. All this training they want to give us takes its toll on your body. WE all got moved to DOG# 2 because that was his DOG. Never mind F"n the rest of us over the holidays who already had plans.

Some of the SGT's are what are holding the unit together. And yup you already know there are at least 2 that are shaky as shit!(FH and JH) Most still look out for their people and know what it takes to have a team operate smoothly. Yet the LT is all over them. Thank the good heavens the SGt's still run their teams otherwise the unit would have half the bodies it has. PK would have ran over half of them out with his no balls lack of leadership.

1/14/2009 11:05:00 AM
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Hey Asshat,
Who gives a fuck about MSF? If you were dumb enough to sign up for a J-Pud unit then you deserve what you get! Now, STFU and go get some activity!

1/15/2009 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The LT on the other hand is scared of his own shadow and is going to get someone hurt. As long as he is there things will continue to be held up. He is not a leader and it shows in his roll calls. No speaking skills whatsoever. He has already left P.O's in the dark.------------I FOR ONE AM A BIG FAN OF NOT LETTING ANY BOSS RUN ANYONE OUT OF A UNIT/DISTRICT, BUT IF YOU ARE SO UNHAPPY, LEAVE.....NO ONE CAN FORCE YOU TO STAY..MOVE ON........

1/15/2009 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Nut Butter said...

Anonymous said...
"...Again.............Its MUCH less than the jury awarded the family at trial. So its not a give away its a SETTLEMENT...."

Huh? If the family was awarded even more at a trial then there would not be any settlement. If they were awarded more it means they won at trial. When there is a settlement, the trial is ends without a judgement.

1/14/2009 09:41:00 AM

What are you an idiot??? This case went to trial months ago and to avoid an appeal the family settled for less.

1/15/2009 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The POS in question was also probably defending himself when he decided to off his wife.

1/15/2009 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is an idea fire all the city lawyer. Can somone tell me what they do? They sure don't go to court to fight the cities lawsuits. Maybe the money they are paid can go to our paychecks

1/15/2009 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of the SGT's are what are holding the unit together. And yup you already know there are at least 2 that are shaky as shit!(FH and JH) Most still look out for their people and know what it takes to have a team operate smoothly. Yet the LT is all over them. Thank the good heavens the SGt's still run their teams otherwise the unit would have half the bodies it has. PK would have ran over half of them out with his no balls lack of leadership.

1/14/2009 11:05:00 AM

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How many years do YOU have?

Couldn't you have used your EXPERIENCE to realize that you DON'T go back or to a place where people were FEDERALLY INDICTED for police corruption and then the unit disbandedonly to "start over"!

You are soft for not thinking that this new MSF isn't going to be stress central or under a microscope with all sorts of goofy bosses that won't let you run WILD!

BID OUT or just deal with it!

It was you choice to go there and be in the MSF!

Old 153

1/15/2009 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Supreme Court decided that since the officer or no one was in danger at that time, a fleeing offender could not be shot in the back.

maybe the articulation wasn't up to par. if the could have made a case that the officer, in his heart, believed that the little asshole may have done this again within a relatively short period of time, this shooting would be okay. there was a training video with matt tobias as the speaker made about 3-4 years ago about an instance similar to this scenario.

1/15/2009 01:11:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

To the stroke who thinks we "play violin" and "go to bat" for the likes of Herman, Abbate, Callahan, Balbontin and whomever else you mention, you can go fuck yourself along with that other guy we ripped.

We support the process you idiot. The process must be followed to expel these predators and disgraces to the badge from our midst. If someone circumvents the process for political reasons, then that ought to be pointed out. But the process should remain in place for all the persons who end up going through it at some point.

If you can't tell the difference between supporting the rights of the accused (especially the wrongly accused) over supporting the actions of the accused, then you're truly lost.

1/15/2009 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the stroke who thinks we "play violin" and "go to bat" for the likes of Herman, Abbate, Callahan, Balbontin and whomever else you mention, you can go fuck yourself along with that other guy we ripped.

We support the process you idiot.

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By the way, I'm the same fucking guy, but we'll leave that alone for now.

It is the PROCESS that protects the worst sick-in-the-head-fucks who call themselves police at the expense of the rest of us who actually are police. Lost battons, no hat, dirty shoes, missed court, that's what this department is concerned with. That's the easy stuff. Those are checkmarks that let the inspector go home after two hours.

Felon with forty arrests says you stold the money you inventoried, Pookey with ten battery convictions says you shouldn't have hit him back after he punched you. Those are the "on-going" investigations this department engages in. Why? Because it's easy. It can go on forever. They can pick who they gig and who they don't. They can give big penalties to guys on the outside and slaps on the wrists to guys on the inside. They can keep the "investigations" going forever and it'll look like they're working. Those fools at IAD and IPRA are not working. They're home before their first cup of coffee gets cold.

The PROCESS puts it on the street cop. It's his job to root out the few nutjobs the department hired. Not the Sergeant, not the Lieutenant, not the Captain, not the Commander, not the Area Deputy, not the Area Chief, not the Assistant Deputy Supt., not the Superintendant. It's not their job. It's yours. Along with finding Boo Boo's pack and chasing today's baby's daddy out the house, it's also your job to "out" the few punks on this job. How? Tell someone? Who? And why should we? When the fuck did it become our job?

Make one commander responsible for any one of those idiots and the few rotten apples on this department would all be at call back tommorrow.

Then, who do the juries blame for our scandals? The thin blue line. It's our fault. Not the ten levels of over-paid supervision. It's not their fault. The jury thinks we protected them, it's our fault. We're all liars and enablers. We're just as bad as the worst psychos amoung us. It's all bullshit, but its making lawyers rich.

And every comment on this blog that supports one of these punks when they couldn't be more in the wrong, just stokes the fire that is making all these personal injury lawyers rich.

If someone's screwed by this department who doesn't deserve it, I'm all for the benefit and the public cries of injustice. When a long-time thug masquerading as a cop gets the short end of the justice stick, tough! Clap your hands and move on. Don't be afraid to post comments that call a spade a spade.

The citizens deserve the Balbotin fine. They deserve more fines. They've let the management of this department do nothing for too long.

1/16/2009 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley has created this mess. I have never qualified for any hand out in my life and it would certainly NEVER occur to me to try to get money for being a criminal. I guess I must be stupid or old-fashioned.

1/17/2009 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BURKE STILL HAS A CPD BADGE> WHATS UP WITH THAT BS??? HEY JFED CALL HIM IN AND GET HIS BADGE BACK

1/14/2009 10:54:00 AM

BETTER YET PUT HIS ASS ON A BEAT CAR AND LET HIM ANSWER A FEW DOMESTIC CALLS. WILL HIS BODYGUARDS HAVE TO GO ON THOSE CALLS WITH HIM TO MAKE SURE HE'S NOT THREATENED?

1/18/2009 12:57:00 PM  

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