Friday, January 23, 2009

Daley Has Our Back?

Actually, he just has it in for Dixon who ousted his tame aldercreature Chandler. But it's almost like he cares about us...aside from the contract thing, the no cars, the no long guns, the no overtime, etc., etc.
  • Without mentioning Ald. Sharon Dixon (24th) by name, Mayor Daley had some choice words today for people who drive drunk or attempt to drive around the scene of a fire, accident or other major emergency.

    “I have a candlelight vigil. How many people are killed and seriously injured [by drunken drivers]. You should go to that some day and talk to the families that have lost a loved one. Or their son and daughter, a family member is in rehab for the rest of their life,” Daley said of the gut-wrenching annual event sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers.

    “When you mix drugs and alcohol or just alcohol and you drive, that is a very dangerous type of incident that takes place. It could even jeopardize your life.”

Don't look for J-Fed or anyone to make any public statements in the near future. Word is that Mike McCotter already made an appearance in 024 and thanked everyone for being professional during the entire alderdrunk incident. While it's a class move on McCotter's part, it's probably the only recognition that the cops did the right thing and they're safe from political retribution that we're going to see.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

it sounds to me (?) that McCotter (a class act) was sent out to send the message that the "CPD has your back", in the absence of Weis making a comment, which was probably prohibited by City Hall....(just a guess, I suppose); anyway, who cares what another CPD exempt says about an arrest? If the arresting officer had probable cause to make an arrest, then the arrestee goes to jail, plain and simple, regardless of the identity of the arrestee, by the law...and we are still a nation of laws, not men, no?....Richie?.....Weis?....

1/23/2009 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would consider myself a working cop, 4 or 5 arrests a week and always answering up calls and looking for shady characters

1/22/2009 10:10:00 PM

How can we sit in the same roll call room with you? We're not worthy, we're not worthy!

1/23/2009 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous I Caught IT! said...

Where was Dick when his cousin, HER HONOR (NOT!) Shelia McGinnis was out driving drunk??



How come not talk to the press then???



Hmmm? Why no speaky English then dicky boy?

1/23/2009 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This comes from shortshanks who cannot spell "state money. S A T E money". what an asshat.

1/23/2009 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Daley Doppelganger said...

Alderwoman(hear me roar): "What's all this drunk driving business. How am I supposed to get my CAR HOME!! AAAAHHHH, AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!"

Actually Sam Kinison said this in his comedy bit "Rock Against Drugs." Kinison disgustedly mocks anti-drunk-driving campaigns, but in 1992 he was killed by a drunk driver in a car crash. ~ Bret Adams, All Music Guide

Daley is starting to look like Sam by the way.

1/23/2009 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll take it.

THANK YOU, Mr. Mayor.

1/23/2009 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hats off to the 024 Beat Cops.

1/23/2009 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike McCotter is a class act. one of the best bosses i ever worked for.

1/23/2009 02:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They CAN'T stick up for a DUI. Hot Potato!!!!!! Pick your battles.

1/23/2009 02:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley has our backs...and don't forget it. now go out and do some work.

1/23/2009 04:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley has HIS back. Daley and J-Fed have our back. That was so cute. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahha. Was that someone's little kid on the blog saying that? Hahahahahahahahhahahahhahhahaha

1/23/2009 04:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SHOW ME THE MONEY! GIVE US A CONTRACT DALEY!

1/23/2009 04:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Among many others on this blog, I used to work for mike mccotter. He is a class act. He's one boss whose got our backs. I thought he had plans to retire a year ago. Wonder what's going on...

1/23/2009 04:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets review history, a young man headed to home after a night of drinking, he was drunk (alledgely) He existed the Dan Ryan Expressway southbound Pershing street exit preparing to make a right and turn westbound for home. A bunch of poor blacks had their cars parked near the housing project and the cars were sideswiped. A tow truck from the State of Illinois showed up as did many Chicago Police working in the 11th Ward. The white boy was the son of the Mayor and some day he would be Mayor. I guess back then the Cops knew you do not test the Mayor's son. NO test, No DUI, right Mayor Daley?

Thank God pictures were taken, some day they will be posted. I hope our current Mayor also sheds some light as to why someones drinking caused his mightiness to end up at the hospital, or will that be kept hush hush? I hope to hear from Patrick Daley about the evil of drinking, don't you?

1/23/2009 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Among many others on this blog, I used to work for mike mccotter. He is a class act. He's one boss whose got our backs. I thought he had plans to retire a year ago. Wonder what's going on...

1/23/2009 04:52:00 AM


One thing for sure, if Mike McCotter were Superintendent there would be no doubt about the person in charge, there would be no slowdown in arrests or tickets. And there would be no disintegration of morale.

We need a Superintendent like Mike McCotter. I would follow that man anywhere and do whatever he asked, unquestionably. He is the police. A police officer's police officer. A leader to be respected and one who could lead this Police Department out of the doldrums it is now in.

1/23/2009 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dixon does not always votes the way Daley expects. She called the mayor out on crime after the Taste of Chicago shooting. She said said that Lawndale had shooting everyone night and no one seem to care.

Daley never forgets and she will get no help with the po-lece or the courts. He want to let her twist in the wind on this one. She probably got the message yesterday through back channels that she did would not have the mayor's support in putting heat on CPD. Daley's press conference was a way to bitch slap her in public.

Daley wants her to eventually lose her seat and the DUI arrest just helped move his plan along a little further.

1/23/2009 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Mike McCotter is a class act. one of the best bosses i ever worked for."


Amen to that- worked for him in the 80's-90's and he was a great boss. Still is- never got the 'I'm better than you now that I have a Gold star." attitude. Heard the retirement rumors too- but thank god they weren't true!

1/23/2009 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would consider myself a working cop, 4 or 5 arrests a week and always answering up calls and looking for shady characters

Please remember Cozzi.
That lowlife freak of a supt that we have will throw you to the wolves.

1/23/2009 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Cone of Silence said...

“I was embarrassed about the entire situation".
RIGHT! ONLY BECAUSE YOU GOT CAUGHT!

"I regret that it happened and I apologize to my constituents and to the city of Chicago".
RIGHT! ONLY BECAUSE YOU DON'T WANT TO LOSE THAT BIG, FAT $100K PAYCHECK!

"[But] I did not try to drive through the fire scene," Dixon said.
RIGHT! SO YOU ARE CALLING THE POLICE LIARS???

Just do the honorable thing and resign! Excuse me? What's that? Good point...
How would you know what the honorable thing to do, is?

1/23/2009 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Caught IT! said...
Where was Dick when his cousin, HER HONOR (NOT!) Shelia McGinnis was out driving drunk??



How come not talk to the press then???



Hmmm? Why no speaky English then dicky boy?

1/23/2009 12:41:00 AM

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McGuinness was not a city employee and she didn't make a big stink about how evil the police acted, Asshat.

1/23/2009 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody already picked his side.

He remained silent.

1/23/2009 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank God McCotter hasn't retired yet. One of the few real-copper bosses we have left.

1/23/2009 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about hitting the alderdrunk with a "Scotts Law" Violation...enacted after the senseless death of CFD FF Scott Gueillen(Sp?)killed at the scene of an auto accident on the Bishop Ford....If it was a copper instead of an alderdrunk....."I'm just sayin...."

1/23/2009 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCotter is like the rest of them. Nice, sure, but don't rock the boat.

1/23/2009 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll go to his candlelight vigil against drunk drivers if he comes to our annual march to remember our fallen police brothers and sisters. Perhaps he's heard about it somewhere.

1/23/2009 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sneed:

I spy ...

Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis wearing a Harley-Davidson T-shirt and jeans watching the hit flick "Slumdog Millionaire" at the AMC Theater in Streetervillle on Saturday afternoon.

Did J-Fed sit in the back of the theatre? Did he have his raincoat on?

1/23/2009 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Among many others on this blog, I used to work for mike mccotter. He is a class act. He's one boss whose got our backs. I thought he had plans to retire a year ago. Wonder what's going on...

1/23/2009 04:52:00 AM

Hi Mike, you were a friend of Cozzi you had his back! Turn the knife stand up man!

1/23/2009 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Public League is taking drastic measures to curb a rash of violence that has erupted at its basketball games in the last week.

Chicago Public Schools director of sports administration Calvin Davis told the Tribune late Thursday that three changes would be implemented for the rest of the season:

•All varsity boys basketball games will begin at 4 p.m.

•Fans from the visiting team will not be allowed to attend.

•In some cases in which there has been a history of trouble between schools, no fans will be allowed to attend the game.

___________________________________

I think it's time to send in reinforcements: Call the Burger Queen by using the Whopper floodlight in the sky.

1/23/2009 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC YOU WILL LOVE THIS! INSPECTOR BIG BIRD'S DAUGHTER WAS ISSUED A SEAT BELT VIOLATION IN THE 009TH DISTRICT TODAY AND CAME INTO THE STATION ASKING IF IT COULD BE "TAKEN CARE OF AND IF THE DISTRICT PERSONNEL KNEW WHO SHE WAS!" TOO FUNNY!

1/23/2009 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dixon is just another entitlement sucking ghetto politician who thinks she's something now because her ghetto constituents voted her in. You live in the ghetto, got voted in by the ghetto, guess what? You are a ghetto bitch. Take your weight for once.

1/23/2009 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anyone (Alderman, Mayor, J fed) going to explain what "I was going to write them up means"? Does it mean using her political clout to negatively affect the careers of police officers because they upset her? Isn't this one of the things the Gov got indited for in regards to the tribune reporters?

1/23/2009 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are they messing with this poor alderwoman?

1/23/2009 02:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MC COTTER FOR SUPERINTENDENT

1/23/2009 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all know whats going to happen with her case. It will get dragged out time and time again. They will find an excuse or make up a reason to dump the case and if its not dumped they will reduce it to the bare minimum. Its the shitcago way!

1/23/2009 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Richie has started to backpedal on the DUI case. Something's going on.

1/23/2009 02:43:00 PM  
Anonymous I saw deliverance said...

Last time a boss said he had my back, both hands were on my shoulders, and there was a odd probing feeling in the rear of my shorts...

Then he said "squeal like a pig"

1/23/2009 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not a cop but this statement by Daley seems way out of line in the sense that it is really not Daley’s job to make such a statement and in doing so, he makes J-Fed look like a eunuch ball-less, just a shill of Daley’s.

Anyone who has seen that T.V commercial where this guy is on the phone and he's listening his Dr. tell him how to perform a procedure and the patient listening to the Dr. on the other end of the phone says, "Shouldn't you be doing this?" will see the similarity in that and Daley's commenting on this matter where, in my mind, the Superintendent of Police should address the issue.

Really, isn’t this the kind of thing you hire a police superintendent to do, at a minimum, with the Mayor standing behind him at the podium?

If J-fed had any self-respect he’d have stood his ground with that first deputy I think it was that Daley had removed and he’d have made it his business to be making the statement Daley made here.

The fact Daley injected himself in replying on this shows in spite of his saying he knows nothin’ about nothing concerning some “Chicagoesque” rip-off of the taxpayers at the hands of some insider or relative of his given a city contract, his addressing this shows Daley is a grandstanding camera slut and the nobody’s somebody sent don’t take a crap unless Daley tells them that it’s O.K.

Buck Naked
(not a cop)

Aplogies if this double posted..browser froze and didn't know if it transferred.

1/23/2009 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This just occurred to me, the great and all powerful Richad Daley has spoken on this matter and there is no more to be spoken about it.

The great and all powerful Dick has made this pronouncement and it's code for Dixon that he's stepped in and saved her ass and now he owns it and if she doesn't get that straight, she's fucked.

1/23/2009 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talk about having someones back. How do you like James Balcer sticking up for the 11th ward supt. ? He must have comprimising photos of the alderman or something. I don't ever remember a politician backing a guy who got in trouble like this. Check out the Sun Times article about O'Malleys in Bridgeport.

1/23/2009 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck SHORTSHANKS. Midget using our property taxes for his bullshit olympics. HEY Int. Olympic Comm.- WE IN CHICAGO DO NOT WANT THE OLYMPICS. WE LEAD THE COUNTRY IN HOMICIDES. TELL ALL VISITORS THEY ARE A POTENTIAL HOMICIDE VICTIM. The Chgo. Police Dept. could care less about the fucked-up Olympics and our idiot mayor Shanks.

1/23/2009 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it sounds to me (?) that McCotter (a class act) was sent out to send the message that the "CPD has your back",

I believe this is true. I have heard McCotter is a great boss, but still has to do the King's bidding. Like so many others that are receiving a good paycheck he does what is TOLD. Some bosses are just assholes, and do what they are told, others are gentlemen and do what they are told. God Bless the ones that are at least gentlemen, and competent like McCotter.

1/23/2009 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Lt. Ralph Barganski. You were the best when I worked for you in Area 5. A true gentleman and a great boss. God bless.

1/23/2009 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley/Weasel having our backs is like Oily Eddie volunteering to give up his valet team!!!
be safe out there

1/23/2009 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCotter is like the rest of them. Nice, sure, but don't rock the boat.

nice guy-into the police but very impressed with himself...would never stick his neck out to hurt his career...stepped on some people to get where he is..some were his friends...known him for 20 years

1/23/2009 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DALEY HAS OUR BACK LIKE J-PUKE HAD COZZI.

1/23/2009 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Richie has started to backpedal on the DUI case. Something's going on.

1/23/2009 02:43:00 PM"



Gee, ya think?

1/23/2009 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Caught McCotter's act at that police shooting last week. Couldn't stand up and make the right decision, and FUBAR the search warrant that followed.

1/23/2009 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Ghost of Sir Donkey said...

The only thing bad about McCotter is that he has Jethro's nose up his ass every so often which is very unflattering. Of course Jethro's nose is not there when it's up another bosses ass, but still, it looks bad on McCotter when it is.

Jethro, stop tainting the good bosses and leave them alone. They only humor you anyway. Don't you get it, junior? Didn't Granny teach you anything?

1/23/2009 09:25:00 PM  
Blogger ANGRY PIG said...

Safe from "Political Retribution"?SCC you don't know this city very well, a year, 5 years from now one of these P.O.'s will have a minor incident and the whole fuckin world will crash on their head.Trust me I have seen it.These arrogant fucks never forget.Vengeance is their's. Be VERY CAREFUL.

1/23/2009 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody already picked his side.

He remained silent.

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Yes, He Did! Never Trust a FEEB!

1/23/2009 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a boss once who told me had had my back. I said "I know, I've felt you there many times before."


We know who has our backs and they don't work at 3510 S Michigan Ave.

1/23/2009 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley has our back just like J-Fed had Cozzi's back....

take this job and shove it...I ain't workin' here no more.

Just collecting a paycheck, no not really.

Just imagine what type of police dept. this would be with the support of a mayor and supt.

This has to be the most ass backward place in North America...north of the Rio Grande, that is.

I thought Seiser ran this place...well stand up for us!!!!

1/23/2009 11:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Daley/Weasel having our backs is like Oily Eddie volunteering to give up his valet team!!!
be safe out there

1/23/2009 06:16:00 PM

Yep and still 6 guys making d-3 pay plus overtime,2 city new crown vics 2on 3 off schedule! hey mark how about this as a pilot schedule? I know eddie is your guy! He promoted leo and his wife the envelope please!

1/23/2009 11:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need a Superintendent like Mike McCotter. I would follow that man anywhere and do whatever he asked, unquestionably. He is the police. A police officer's police officer. A leader to be respected and one who could lead this Police Department out of the doldrums it is now in.

this has gotta be from a policewoman

1/23/2009 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even Daley can back-pedal? Who else? Who? Who? I ask ya? I been tryin' to do that since I was eight.

1/24/2009 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has our back! Sorry will never trust daley or j-fed,the alderthief will get out of it someway,after all in crook county if you an alderwhore you get away with everything! What will j-fed do,what will he do?

1/24/2009 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When any Boss says "I got your back" check it for a target....A good Boss, as rare as they might be, never has to say "I got your back" you know it by the way they conduct themselves day to day. I would put that statement in the same category as "trust me"
Settle the contract, actions speak louder than words....

1/24/2009 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Lingo!!!

1/24/2009 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Political retribution has no filter that runs through to Polce Department. If the alderman chooses, they "yes men" will do what they are told. It is much easier to dump some blue shirt from his car, or management spot then it is for an exempt to lose all that "boss money" and wind up a WC in patrol somewhere.
They might have our back now, but when the heat is on, watch who gets burned. I will give you a hint: BLUE

1/24/2009 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

c'mon guys! be aggressive! go after gangs, guns & drugs so jody can double & triple your suspension time... i got a hole in the budget that needs to be plugged. we got your back...

with all my love,

dickie

1/24/2009 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 11:36. I am a policewoman (now retired)that worked for McCotter many years ago in 012. Yes he was a flirt but he was also a great boss. And no I never did him. Who cares about that he is still a class act. Got to wonder why he hangs around considering what the department has turned into

1/24/2009 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"this has gotta be from a policewoman

1/23/2009 11:36:00 PM"


Let's hope so.

1/24/2009 07:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't Daley's cousin, a judge, just get off with a slap on the wrist with her DUI????????????I just LOVE illinois politics.

1/24/2009 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shit...

political retribution?

one set of rules for the legacy lads & lasses, political hacks, butt buddies & felchers? another set of rules for everyone else?

jack-pot supervision by lawyer-visors, cowards, & dirty, rotten cocksuckers who in a just society should be spider-webbed skeletons in rags laying on prison cots by now?

...man just push the fuck on, ain't shit to see here.

the prime mover in all this will hopefully live to see his legacy in ashes then suffer a long lingering shit hemorrhage or get a rope burn when the stool is kicked from under his feet... sic semper tyranis (sp?)

1/24/2009 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as much as I like McCotter over J-Fed...heard J-Fed told McCotter and Dugan to talk to the troops in 024....sort of diminishes the "class act" of those these bosses

1/24/2009 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was her first. She got the same everyone gets. In fact maybe a bit more because of the press. Is she Daley's cousin? She's a great judge, I find it hard to believe they're related. Really smart, fair and not arrogant at all. She has been good to the police.

1/25/2009 03:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO 3:04 am; what do you mean
that "she's been good to the police" ....sitting in Bridgeview listening to suburban misdemeanors and traffic makes her "good to the police"?.....you should have stayed till closing time...carry on..

1/25/2009 10:09:00 PM  

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