Monday, January 19, 2009

Disaster in 017

What hath "merit" wrought? We don't know how much of this is true, but it's getting so much attention in the comments that it has to be addressed:
  • Well you reap what you sow Mr Mealer.

    [Cmdr] Mealer made a traffic stop in 017. He asked for a car. The radio was dead silent. Now you see what treating your troops like crap gets you.

    No one would respond or come up to volunteer. Yea its wrong but Mealer is writing up/harassing coppers for every little nonsense thing he can. I mean petty crap that makes big bird a saint.

    He brings a new height to micro managing and an all time low to 017. He is our black cloud.

    Mealer then calls for a Sgt and begins to mother fuck the Sgt on scene wanting to know why nobody backed him up. Valid question but just handled all wrong.

    Kind of how Mealer handled the 017 Christmas party making racial jokes about asian people eating dogs and jewish people eating pork. But when your jewish and IAD to boot I guess its ok right Commander? I wont even go into the other humor he displayed on an open microphone.

    So now Mealer states that he will really play hard ball. No breaks. Like he has been supporting his troops all along. NOT!

    I like how he comes to our roll calls threatening us that if we dont start producing numbers he is going to spar us. Let me say this Mr Mealer Commander guy. Please do so, you make us all rich.

    Here is what I suggest to the troops. Let him spar us for our activity. Last I knew there was no G/O stating we had to write tickets and parkers. Second of all sign off on the spar and take the time he gives us. Grieve it and get a class action law suit on Mr Mealer the Laywer/Commander and the department. Lets get it on Mealer.

    Lastly....he is going to demand a to/from from all of us on duty that night when he called for backup. Simply state on your to/from...

    R/O DOES NOT RECALL! If you put down something he can trace w/ GPS and catches you in a lie he will jam you. And waste lots of time writing it up while your down in the station.

    Anybody can be a boss Mealer. But a true leader knows how to lead and doesn't have an over blown ego like yours. You catch more flies with honey. We all know your the commander...you just don't know how to be one. Let the games begin.
Has anyone here ever heard of a movie called "The Caine Mutiny"? Humphrey Bogart plays Captain Queeg, a mentally unstable CO who nitpicks his crew over dozens of little slights, culminating in an all out search for whomever stole a pint of strawberries and an act of cowardice during a combat beach landing that results in the XO relieving Queeg.

So do we have a Queeg in 017? An entire watch dropping paper? SPARs for numbers? Racially inappropriate jokes? Cursing out subordinates? From this comment and others, it would seem that the troops in 017 are sending a very clear message as to what they are and aren't willing to put up with. But will downtown hear the message?

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333 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What makes him diffrent than half of the other commanders?

1/19/2009 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When new to the job I realized I was a Chicago Cop when I called for help from an OV on the street (my radio call was just an address and the words "now"), and the whole place lit blue in 30 seconds. Thanks again.

And I plan to keep it that way.

1/19/2009 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commanders should not speak at Christmas parties if they are trying to be funny. Another northside district Christmas party went the same way. Would have been OK 30 years ago at a watch party in The Big Easy.

1/19/2009 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Area 4 R/B/T said...

Off topic, but we just wanted to take a moment to thank Rhonda A, for all her hard work. Over the last year we saw you put in 75 or 80 hardworking days here at A/4 Rhonda. You may not have been appreciated in SOS or Narcotics, but we saw the depth of your dedication. You didn't think we forgot about the time you helped process that in-custody robbery offender, did you? We sometimes heard you comment how much you disliked Superintendent Weis. So we really admire your sense of duty going to work in the Office of the Superintendent. We know you don't want to be there, we know you don't want weekends off or the take home car, but you're making this sacrifice for the department and the Memorial Foundation. We all admire and respect that. In honor of your sacrifice, we'll gladly pick up your share of the handouts and other B.S. around here. We're only short about 20 detectives; what's another one? So good luck in Jody's office kid; you busted your ass here in the "D" for a whole year, showed us you are a top notch detective, and deserve good things. Best of luck organizing "the run" and all the other social events you'll be getting D2A pay to plan for the other folks with weekend day-off groups and take-home cars.

The only thing we ask is that when you get your next meritorious promotion please do not come back to the detective division. Do a few months in 018 or 001 and then head back to 35th Street. It's nothing personal, you've shown us you're a top shelf detective. We just need people to come to work more than three days a week and do some work when they're here.

1/19/2009 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck you mealer. when he was a LT at the academy(I was a recruit not a desk bitch)) he would always lick balls to every boss that would show up. I hate that mother fucker..

1/19/2009 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck you mealer ... u fucking goof troop.

1/19/2009 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey commander, We all heard it. Prove it now. SPAR me please. I lost about 10 G's on my last defered statement.

1 spar for, and I have a lawyer in mind...Actually lives about 2 blocks for you. He thinks your a goof also. Would probably take the case on for about 2 percent.

From what I was told you were an ass to the starbucks barrista!! Sending back FREE coffee?? Are you kidding me??

Im forsee'n a nice return for a little bit of my time and energy!!

1/19/2009 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone is going to walk the plank! Watch out for the sharks in the water!

1/19/2009 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

downtown won't hear shit. the gold stars will do whatever it takes to protect their own right or wrong, legally or illegally... half of these self-inflated ass clowns should be IN THE FUCKING PENITENTARY making pebbles out of boulders for some of the illegal shit they've pulled and they know it, or at least thrown out on their decayed asses.

hey "floyd the barber," capt. c. was right, we all know how/why you're a 4x merit hack (oopsie, had a little "mishap" & lost the gold star) the question still stands, how the fuck did you EVER manage to get on the job? now harass that you ol' seat-sniffer!

1/19/2009 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i work in 16th dist, i heard the radio and was wondering why no one responded to the commanders request for a back up. if it is true about his micro management skills, and the way he treats his people, then i say good job..i know for a fact that is commander Riccio had asked for a back up, he would of gotten the whole watch and the D unit to respond. the man is a true leader and respected boss. i/f

1/19/2009 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mealer has no balls. he's a nerd with power and loves it. he was picked on all the time and him being a bitch is payback time for him.

1/19/2009 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

happpened to be in the same class as the person in ?, and he was viewed as a connected pussy then.

1/19/2009 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Going to shit real fast, just what Jody's paying him to do!

1/19/2009 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suumer 2007 I had the pleasure of working TARA in 017, It seemed like like the MECCA of policing, what happened?

1/19/2009 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC asks "Has anyone here ever heard of a movie called "The Caine Mutiny"? Humphrey Bogart plays Captain Queeg, a mentally unstable CO who nitpicks his crew over dozens of little slights..."

Unforgettable. Based on the novel of the same title by a Herman Wouk. "Keeps playing with two steel bearing balls, rolling them back and forth in his hand, clicking them, around and around...

In another life, I had a boss like that. Had one-way glass in the front windows so nobody would peer in and steal his "trade secrets" -- not that there was anything to see in front other than office furniture, a fake plant, and knotty-pine paneling.

Wouldn't turn the lights on in the machine shop. He'd stand there in the dark, glowering out from under an Opti-Visor magnifier (you wear it on your head) and pronouncing, "You chase around a lot but you don't accomplish very much."

It really sent me to the Merck Manual, section on psychiatric disorders.

"Paranoid personality involves coldness and distancing in relationships, with a need for control and a tendency toward jealousy if attachments are formed. Affected people are often secretive and untrusting. They tend to be suspicious of changes and frequently find hostile and malevolent motives behind other people's acts. Often, these hostile motives represent projections of their own hostilities onto others. Their reactions sometimes surprise or scare others. They then use the resulting anger of or rejection by others (ie, projective identification) to justify their original feelings. [Older editions used to continue with "The paranoid is unable to see his own part in the cycle."] Paranoid people tend to feel a sense of righteous indignation and often take legal action against others. These people may be highly efficient and conscientious, although they usually need to work in relative isolation. This disorder must be differentiated from paranoid schizophrenia."

Click...click...click...

I think you got a live one here.

"Simply state on your to/from --
'R/O DOES NOT RECALL!"

Aawrrr. Whooo. Honk. Must be sunspots again -- or the Six Hour Battery winding down...

1/19/2009 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous J.P. WEIS said...

I am gonna promote that Jagoff!He is my kinda of Jagoff!

1/19/2009 03:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't get these bosses.

They spend years of their careers running from police work hiding in units and HQ just to try to play police once they make rank.

What gives?

1/19/2009 03:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can't stand this little shrimp of a commander! Please get him out of 017 so we can feel comfortable being the police again. He commands no respect at all PERIOD! This guy is out to get the guys and we have to do as little as possible so he can't hang us out to dry being the police. Hey Jody, we can't do our jobs with him as our weak leader PLEASE HELP!!! 017 used to be a good place to work.

1/19/2009 03:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't feel sorry for the troops in 017. You whined and bitched about Dulay his whole time there, and his was a brief stint before mandatory retirement.
Enjoy your new boss, biyotches!!

1/19/2009 04:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The hated Mr. Mealer should have walked the plank long ago.

1/19/2009 04:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I predict the FOP will throw you all under the bus.

1/19/2009 04:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOTHING BUT THE BEST IN THE CITY THAT WORKS!!!

1/19/2009 05:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like Malloy before he left 008. He was talkikng to each officer who wasn't writing tickets (this was 2 contracts ago) writing them up, and he went downtown after that!! Personally i think malloy ruined the dept.

1/19/2009 05:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Must be a fun place to work

1/19/2009 05:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When he worked n iad he made inappropriate comments about gays. The person he said it to told a supervisor who told mealer it offended this person. He apologized and said he didn't mean anything by it. Someone in 017 should have the guts to complain formally about the discriminatory things he says. He is a royal jagoff and a lawsuit the city is waiting to pay! I wouldn't have backed him up either. As far as the to from he can't jam you by you stating I don't recall. Signed IAD rat.

1/19/2009 06:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You CAN be ordered to 'leave paper' regarding any dictated subject by a supervisor but they cannot dictate your statement if it may be used in a contentious manner. I'm thinking if EVERYONE adds one sentence to the To-From that is a NO CONFIDENCE comment in D/C Mealer, HE PROBABLY WON'T WANT TOO MANY OF THEM HEADING DOWNTOWN with every SPAR, CR, Statement, etc. etc. You get my drift? I stress EVERYONE here because in unity there is strength.

1/19/2009 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like Mr. Roberts should transfer onto that rustbucket USS Albany. Keep an eye on the Mess Boys in the mean time.

1/19/2009 06:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only hope this dept. has is Sgt. Hamilton. Look I know he works for Weis but we all do. Hamilton has always been a mover and shaker. He started the high risk warrant team in narcotics, went over to SOS and spear headed the new "legit" SWAT. Ray always found the best equipment and training for his people. Rays resume reads like an action novel. Lawyer trained with Isreals special forces and the list goes on. The Sgt also has a big part in the new MSF unit. I think this is the leadership we have been lacking.

1/19/2009 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know when a police officer calls for help,it does not matter if he or she is black,white or if that officer is the biggest asshole around,you go and help the other copper. This has nothing to do with if this commander is an asshole or if you have a personal disagreement with him,he is still another cop and when another cop calls for help you go.bottom line. We all have people who we work with who we do not care for and may not care for us but think of this. If you were getting your ass kicked and fighting for your life,would you care if the person who came was a person you hated? No you would want a copper to come.

1/19/2009 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just another example of the difference between a boss and a leader.
this DEPARTMENT is doomed!
CITY
COUNTY
STATE and, i fear,
COUNTRY
the people REALLY need to wake up !

1/19/2009 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Groucho is a truly a piece of shit.
He makes Sam Christian look like a goodwill ambassador.
From writing up coppers sitting in a starbucks DURING a snowstorm to tracking coppers every movement via GPS to writing a copper up for using the bathroom IN HIS OWN HOME to stating, "I have the addresses of all the POs who live in 017 and I'm going to drive by your houses while you're working and if I see your squad cars parked there; I will write you up." to coming to midnight roll calls to criticize the lack of activity.
Gee, Groucho what are you going to do; put me on midnights?
You already did!

1/19/2009 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The commanders all over are probably taking heat from J. Edgar Jody. This is the only way he knows to get people to do anything, discipline them and order them and make them write reports.

There is no better way to lose a work force than how Jody Weis is doing it. His tenure here at the Chicago Police Department will become a textbook study in how NOT to run a big city police department for years to come.

This goes hand in hand with the Richard M. Daley way of fucking up a big city government and it's work force.

Congratulations Mayor and Superintendent. Soon the only way you will have of getting anyone to do anything will be to write everyone up and suspend them. Two peas in a pod, two big fucking liars.

If Jody ever expects to lead me into battle he is sorely mistaken. Jody reminds me of Russian Generals who had troops behind the troops on the front lines. The troops behind were under orders to shoot the front line troops if they did not advance or tried to retreat. The situation here is getting to be similar.

I never before heard of a Commander calling for backup and no one responds. If this is entirely true it is a sad condemnation of the leaders of this Department.

It is also a metaphor for the entire Chicago Police Department. They can give orders but they can't make us follow unless they shoot us.

Where have all the leaders gone?

1/19/2009 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. This guy sounds like the 014 Tact Lt.

1/19/2009 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor Mike,
In way over his head


old retired guy

1/19/2009 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rhonda was assigned to OCD and she ran around doing Cline's bidding.
Is she now running around doing Jody's bidding?
Oh well, things do not change.

1/19/2009 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You know when a police officer calls for help,it does not matter if he or she is black,white or if that officer is the biggest asshole around,you go and help the other copper. This has nothing to do with if this commander is an asshole or if you have a personal disagreement with him,he is still another cop and when another cop calls for help you go.bottom line. We all have people who we work with who we do not care for and may not care for us but think of this. If you were getting your ass kicked and fighting for your life,would you care if the person who came was a person you hated? No you would want a copper to come.

1/19/2009 06:24:00 AM

HE WASN'T CALLING FOR HELP, DICKWAD!

1/19/2009 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mealer was jagoff dumbass P.O. in 020 couple decades ago. I see nothing has changed.

1/19/2009 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous The real martin luther said...

Mealer is NOT JEWISH! He's a hardcore German Lutheran Christian who is known to have gotten severely preachy when it comes to religion.

Not that it matters, but you may as well know some facts to go along with the blind hatred.

1/19/2009 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You reap what you sow

1/19/2009 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mealer I hope you read this..... fuuuuuuuuuuck yooooooou all day everday........ you are a piece of shit. I will not bring u any activity except my 1 mover and 1 misd a month for my own ot.. you fucking pussy

1/19/2009 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous old six shooter said...

George W. Bush biggest mistake was to have Dick Cheney as his Vice President. One of Jody's top three biggest was giving Mike Mealer a commander position. This commander has proven beyond a reasonable doubt he's inept, arrogant, and should have his ass kicked out in the parking lot by one of his staff members who he treats like dog shit.

1/19/2009 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous old six shooter said...

The only hope this dept. has is Sgt. Hamilton. Look I know he works for Weis but we all do. Hamilton has always been a mover and shaker. He started the high risk warrant team in narcotics, went over to SOS and spear headed the new "legit" SWAT. Ray always found the best equipment and training for his people. Rays resume reads like an action novel. Lawyer trained with Isreals special forces and the list goes on. The Sgt also has a big part in the new MSF unit. I think this is the leadership we have been lacking.

1/19/2009 06:22:00 AM
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Fact is this sgt. stole the hidden compartment program from another and claimed it to be his and his alone idea then put together a manual with pictures of hidden compartments. Did this on the backs of other officers. Yea right, he'll be just fine downtown.

1/19/2009 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. SouthSide says---

What is happening in 017 is bad, I agree. Not responding to any cop's call for an assist is unforgiveable. I worked with Mealer in 011 years ago and he was a jerk then, so I have no reason to believe he wouldn't be a jerk now.

It doesn't matter if he is the biggest jagoff on earth. You're not responding to his call for an assist is disgusting. The sergeants obviously have no pride either, because a good sergeant would have checked the status of the cars, and sent someone.

Best of all, you are simply confirming what the real police on the south side think of you pretend police on the north side.

1/19/2009 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...I wouldn't have backed him up either...The cop should have filed a formal complaint...signed, IAD rat..."

This is exactly why you are in IAD asshole. Cops should try to work things out by themselves, even if it involves a little fisticuffs. Stay down there and hide from the real police.

1/19/2009 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Sounds like Malloy before he left 008. He was talkikng to each officer who wasn't writing tickets (this was 2 contracts ago) writing them up, and he went downtown after that!! Personally i think malloy ruined the dept.

1/19/2009 05:54:00 AM

That is where ellyn at the airport learned how to drop morale! how about scc you open a link titled bad bosses,and let us tell you what is happening all over? mealer ellyn all must be moved but j-fed wants this dept better! With bosses like this?

1/19/2009 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you introduce yourself to the dist by stating "I DO NOT HAVE AN OPEN DOOR" you can only alienate your troops.17 for years was one of the best kept secrets in the city,all it takes is a person with no leadership skills to run it into the gutter.

1/19/2009 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The only hope this dept. has is Sgt. Hamilton. Look I know he works for Weis but we all do. Hamilton has always been a mover and shaker. He started the high risk warrant team in narcotics, went over to SOS and spear headed the new "legit" SWAT. Ray always found the best equipment and training for his people. Rays resume reads like an action novel. Lawyer trained with Isreals special forces and the list goes on. The Sgt also has a big part in the new MSF unit. I think this is the leadership we have been lacking."

signed
Ray Hamilton

You forgot to mention you were thrown out of all those units.

1/19/2009 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Can't feel sorry for the troops in 017. You whined and bitched about Dulay his whole time there, and his was a brief stint before mandatory retirement.
Enjoy your new boss, biyotches!!

1/19/2009 04:01:00 AM

After Dulay left, they had a acting D.C. A true leader who motivated his troops and has a loyal following. But, JFED ignored his qualifications and promoted Mealer. Capt TL we miss you. You are a leader but lack clout.

1/19/2009 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Lt. Stephen Maryk, USS Caine said...

Getting along with Queeq would be a piece of cake when you compare that paranoid wacko to some CPD bosses like this Mealer asswipe.

1/19/2009 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"1/19/2009 12:40:00 AM"



Nice.

1/19/2009 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhh yes the office needs assist call.

I was that guy ,in the late 90's, who called for an assist car.

Little did I know you had to say only 1 car, no Emergency.

Embarassed yes, forever proud?????

I still cant get over the response.

Same team Blue. Same team.

1/19/2009 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ladies and Gents I applaud every officer from 017 who didn't back up this joke of a commander. IAD + Lawyer = RAT!!!!!!!

He is not the police and does not deserve to be backed up by the police. Mealer you are on your own. I hope you like your island.

1/19/2009 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a reason people are bidding out as fast as they can.

1/19/2009 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Blue shirt for life said...

Anonymous said...
You know when a police officer calls for help,it does not matter if he or she is black,white or if that officer is the biggest asshole around,you go and help the other copper. This has nothing to do with if this commander is an asshole or if you have a personal disagreement with him,he is still another cop and when another cop calls for help you go.bottom line. We all have people who we work with who we do not care for and may not care for us but think of this. If you were getting your ass kicked and fighting for your life,would you care if the person who came was a person you hated? No you would want a copper to come.

1/19/2009 06:24:00 AM


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I have always gone to assist at all 10-1's and calls for assist from any and all!

However, I will speculate that in this case, this guy probably wasn't struggling with anyone. He just wanted a car to write tickets to a suburban mother.

No thanks Boss!

You want to play traffic car..bring your ticket book along.

I've always hated when bosses are out doing that shit, then calling for someone else to write em.

If I want to get you your 2 movers a night, I'll pick out which 2 unfortunate citizens to hammer!

Now go back inside to your office, watch cable tv, and stay off the radio!

1/19/2009 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody really did not do his homework with mealer. All it would have taken was an interview to realize that something was wrong with him.

1/19/2009 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't mealer the COMMANDER who sued because the city had passed him over for promotions?

I would be crying too if I was only a commmander (sarcasm).

1/19/2009 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suumer 2007 I had the pleasure of working TARA in 017, It seemed like like the MECCA of policing, what happened?

017 the MECCA of policing? LOL!!!!
So now that you have two years on the job how do you feel?

Another case of shut the hell up!

1/19/2009 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You know when a police officer calls for help,it does not matter if he or she is black,white or if that officer is the biggest asshole around,you go and help the other copper. This has nothing to do with if this commander is an asshole or if you have a personal disagreement with him,he is still another cop and when another cop calls for help you go.bottom line. We all have people who we work with who we do not care for and may not care for us but think of this. If you were getting your ass kicked and fighting for your life,would you care if the person who came was a person you hated? No you would want a copper to come.

1/19/2009 06:24:00 AM

Commander Ass-wipe was not calling for HELP. His life wasn't in danger or even being threatened. He does what all assholes with white shirts do- he stops someone and expects a PO to ANOV or ticket someone for him because they are to good to do it themselves! HEY JODY GIANT FOREHEAD!! Put out a G/O stopping that shit!!!!

1/19/2009 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous VAN JOHNSON said...

If you want to get on this guy's good side, return the 2 lbs of strawberries.....

1/19/2009 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Weis look more like Captain Caveman or Herman Munster? Just wondering.

1/19/2009 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mealer's clout is/was Rotchford ( spelling may not be correct). Heard this from his brother who gets locked up all the time. They grew up next door to him around Richmond and Cullom.

1/19/2009 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What makes him diffrent than half of the other commanders?

1/19/2009 12:16:00 AM

Most of the other bad commanders just dont give a crap about you. Mealer on the other hand goes well out of his way to mess with everyone he can.

1/19/2009 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont know mealer, would not know who he was if he sat next to me in a two seater outhouse. I do know that you dont sentance a guy to death for being an asshole. Dont like him? Want to show it? Find another way. Have we sank that low? Find a way to make the man miserable and keep him that way everyday so you can enjoy it. You, us, we are better than that!

1/19/2009 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sic Frank Coconate on him!

1/19/2009 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What he did was come over the air, said he had a 501, and asked dispatch to assign a car. The fill-in dispatcher asked if anyone was close and when no one responded moved on. Of coarse no one is going to want take over the ball of crap this a$$%&^* stumbles upon. You'd have to testify to all this in court. It's not like he had an emergency and no one came to his assistence. There's GPS in the cars. Find one that's close and assign it. Problem solved.

1/19/2009 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true there is twice as much manpower on midnights in 017 than 3rd watch? There are only about 8 POs in roll call? Wow, we have a safety issue here.

1/18/2009 03:19:00 PM

Yes it is true. Mealer doubled the man power on mids, which means time off should be easy to get.

1/19/2009 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The only hope this dept. has is Sgt. Hamilton. Look I know he works for Weis but we all do. Hamilton has always been a mover and shaker. He started the high risk warrant team in narcotics, went over to SOS and spear headed the new "legit" SWAT. Ray always found the best equipment and training for his people. Rays resume reads like an action novel. Lawyer trained with Isreals special forces and the list goes on. The Sgt also has a big part in the new MSF unit. I think this is the leadership we have been lacking.

1/19/2009 06:22:00 AM


Thanks for the input, Ray

1/19/2009 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know you are are a poor leader when everyone, po's, sgts, lts. and capts, in the district does not like you.

If you expect numbers, you know where the movers and parkers are in the radio room, go grab some and get to work. Maybe you can work midnights like you thought that would "inspire" everyone you moved there to work harder for you.

1/19/2009 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous 1st and 16th said...

The commanders all over are probably taking heat from J. Edgar Jody. This is the only way he knows to get people to do anything, discipline them and order them and make them write reports.

Ask the bosses in 011 how well that is working out for them? Event numbers, dispersal's, contact cards, arrests, curfews, school absentees, guns, and tickets are all down. When were at roll call do not try to bully us or threaten the troops with lame BS. Speaking for myself, I am a grown man and dont need a pep talk everytime. What I would like is the city to show us some good will and tender us a contract that is fair for myself and family. I would like to receive proper equipment to do our job. Once the 9000 9161's get treated like were an asset instead of a liability than maybe, just maybe I will give a sh*t. Until that I will contine to answer my jobs, back up other PO's and go home to my family but I will never do anything extra for this city or some suck ass boss looking to boost his career while walking on the back of the PO's.

1/19/2009 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From what I hear this guy was under qualified to be a PO.

1/19/2009 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this guy will probably get promoted again. after all....he shows that he is quailfied

1/19/2009 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a bunch of whiners! First, you work in 017-enough said. Second, you back up another PO, Sgt, Lt, Cpt, or whatever rank regardless of how you feel about that person. Anyone who does not back up someone calling for an assist should be ashamed of themselves!!

1/19/2009 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is it this year with Commanders and an open mike at the Christmas party? The guy in 025 did the same thing. Surprised that died off the way it did. No beefs that I know of...

1/19/2009 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cant they just promote mealer already he is more than incompetent to be an ads.

1/19/2009 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ot

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/01/off-duty-cops-home-invaded-police-say.html

1/19/2009 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to laugh. Before Cline was gone everybody was bitching and moaning about clout and the bosses. People were ecstatic to see Cline leave and us getting Weis. Not the department is in the worst slump it has ever been. Bosses with no clue and fucking over the coppers. At least with Cline the bosses knew what the hell they were doing and not total assholes. I said it at the beginning of J-Feds reign. Be careful what you wish for. The grass isn't always greener on the other side. I'd love to have Cline back. Clout, merit hacks and all. At least the bosses were half decent.

1/19/2009 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He also has a closed door policy..

1/19/2009 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suumer 2007 I had the pleasure of working TARA in 017, It seemed like like the MECCA of policing, what happened?

Its called bad manangement 101. Alienating your workforce/subordinates.
Its called Mealerville.

1/19/2009 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if true you reap what you sow

1/19/2009 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with 6:24am

I have backed up officers that I have personally detested and I am sure some of the officers that responded to my call for help hated me.

It has nothing to do with personalities when the shit hits the fan, especially when we are as shorthanded as we are.

There are other ways of getting back at a asshole boss, no back up isn't the way.

1/19/2009 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give this comedian the hook. Maybe downtown will promote him to ADS, and then demote him to lt. in six months. That seems to be the way things work now.

1/19/2009 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im not a fan of Mealer, but you have to look at what arrests the 1761 team brought in this Saturday. They locked up two 80 yr old bums, one for DOPW and the other for Begging. Come on guys, this whole team is full of useless people and deserves the ridicule it receives.

1/19/2009 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Sounds like Lt Villareal aka "Floyd the Barber" is up to his usual spineless self getting a number on PO's in 017, after the 1st and 2nd Watch W/C's saw nothing wrong with whatever Floyd thought was a problem...If it isn't Mealer killing moral it's this idiot....

1/18/2009 09:46:00 PM
___________________________________

Is this the same Lt. who was a walking EEOC beef while he was the Commander of 014?

Is this the same Lt. if you asked him for a signature for anything (even the old special employment slips), he would tell you to get it from the Cpt. or someone else?

This guy is the poster child for when merit selections go bad. Whoever was sniffing glue when they promoted this guy should be strung up and beaten with reeds.

1/19/2009 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What makes him diffrent than half of the other commanders?"

I cant say that....the new commander in the 24th District seems to be a great boss!! 24th District has been very lucky when it came to getting good commanders!!!

1/19/2009 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mealer is being mealer. He was a goof in IAD. In the academy he treated everyone very poorly. Would not talk to blue shirts. He believed everyone owed him. A true conspiracy fanatic. In 013, this continue as a WC. Now an exempt in 017, he is the boss. He is deatroying morale in 017. What next? Another promotion? What an embarassment to call for assistance and no one responds. That is the ultimate insult.

1/19/2009 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After this spot on the blog he will be made chief of patrol! The city loves men like this . men that treat us like boys in a 1950's high school gym class. Suck a D*ck Boss!

1/19/2009 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so the story is correct,the traffic car in 017 showed up quickly,along with a few other cars,but the fact that no one answered up to his request for an assist speaks volumes.that is why he was embarrassed.no one left him hanging.i believe the traffic car put him in box #2 and asked him his traffic court key.

1/19/2009 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't care how big of an asshole he is, might be, or whatever. He's still a Chicago Policeman. You don't know how bad that traffic stop couldve turned out, or what was involved. So, all you dogs who didnt show up, stay in 017! Don't leave! You're a threat to the rest of the departmen, and that's the only point you made.

1/19/2009 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The TRUE Unit must be happy that 017 is getting all the negative flack for the moment.

1/19/2009 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and get rid of that incompetent,spineless,spaz 3rd watch lt. v.if he was arrested and accused of being the police,would there be enough evidence to convict him?..i think not!

1/19/2009 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The only hope this dept. has is Sgt. Hamilton. Look I know he works for Weis but we all do. Hamilton has always been a mover and shaker. He started the high risk warrant team in narcotics, went over to SOS and spear headed the new "legit" SWAT. Ray always found the best equipment and training for his people. Rays resume reads like an action novel. Lawyer trained with Isreals special forces and the list goes on. The Sgt also has a big part in the new MSF unit. I think this is the leadership we have been lacking.

1/19/2009 06:22:00 AM



HOLY SHIT, Try not to choke on his dick! Ray Ray is one of the biggest self-promoters on this job. He will stab you in the back like Ides of March was his favorite holiday. Will he get promoted? As sure as he’s keeping Masters dick warm on these cold winters nights! But if that’s how someone wants to “earn” the promotion, who am I to judge? Be forewarned, he will ride upon your back to his next rank, and the moment you become useless to him, “POOF” your forgotten!

1/19/2009 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said... There is no better way to lose a work force than how Jody Weis is doing it. His tenure here at the Chicago Police Department will become a textbook study in how NOT to run a big city police department for years to come.
___________________________________

You're 1/2 wrong! He did us all a favor by getting rid of some of the most clueless, unqualified clout heavy bully bosses on this job. Unfortunatley, there is still more shit bosses that need to go, and who he surrounds himself with at HQ.

1/19/2009 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You know when a police officer calls for help,it does not matter if he or she is black,white or if that officer is the biggest asshole around,you go and help the other copper. This has nothing to do with if this commander is an asshole or if you have a personal disagreement with him,he is still another cop and when another cop calls for help you go.bottom line. We all have people who we work with who we do not care for and may not care for us but think of this. If you were getting your ass kicked and fighting for your life,would you care if the person who came was a person you hated? No you would want a copper to come.

1/19/2009 06:24:00 AM
___________________________________

YOU ARE 100 % CORRECT.

The officers in Seventeen speak so negative of their Commander, yet they stooped so low as to deny a copper backup. A dog, is a dog, is a dog!

1/19/2009 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he is pulling cars over, then he is getting a lot of heat about lack of activity.

Keep up the good work 017. You are sending a message AND your commander is losing his mind.

There will be some heat on you over the next couple of months. If you can withstand it, you will have a joyous victory, when your commander is hauled away in a straightjacket.

Plus you will send a great message to Jody...

You are in charge, but WE ARE IN CONTROL!

1/19/2009 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/19/2009 12:40:00 AM
Area 4 R/B/T said...
Oh yea...
good job getting sausaged by M.C.

That there must be a difficult task.

1/19/2009 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so why not just call a reporter and give him direct quotes of the racial so called jokes he said at the party - i'm sure he'll be able to verify them with others that were there. what's the matter with you ? we get judged daily by the media ...let them be his executioner.

1/19/2009 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know when a police officer calls for help,it does not matter if he or she is black,white or if that officer is the biggest asshole around,you go and help the other copper. This has nothing to do with if this commander is an asshole or if you have a personal disagreement with him,he is still another cop and when another cop calls for help you go.bottom line. We all have people who we work with who we do not care for and may not care for us but think of this. If you were getting your ass kicked and fighting for your life,would you care if the person who came was a person you hated? No you would want a copper to come.

1/19/2009 06:24:00 AM

I tend to agree but, it has been my experience, that when someone in command requests a patrol car it is because they either have an arrest and are too lazy to handle it themselves or they have an arrest and they have no clue what to do since many of them have little to no actual patrol experience.

That's bullshit. If command wants to play the police then play the police the whole way through. None of this, ".... I'll sign complaints....." garbage.

1/19/2009 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not a "Disaster", this is a DISCRACE. I wouldn't be bragging about who I didn't back up regardless of rank or personal feelings. Guess all you worthless coppers in 17 that were involved think that this something to be proud of. Why dont you pack your bags and go follow JRD.

1/19/2009 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Question authority, ALWAYS! Strength in UNITY! FOP is not going to help you! Beware of the weakest link in the chain, and there are many of them! SS people, do nothings, boys and girls with exempt mommys and daddys,house cats, etc.! Stay the course and do not blink or let them see you sweat!

1/19/2009 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The only hope this dept. has is Sgt. Hamilton. Look I know he works for Weis but we all do. Hamilton has always been a mover and shaker. He started the high risk warrant team in narcotics, went over to SOS and spear headed the new "legit" SWAT. Ray always found the best equipment and training for his people. Rays resume reads like an action novel. Lawyer trained with Isreals special forces and the list goes on. The Sgt also has a big part in the new MSF unit. I think this is the leadership we have been lacking.

1/19/2009 06:22:00 AM

are you kidding me !!!! he had nothing to do with starting up SWAT ... and he got dumped for backstabbing ... how do you think out of 015

1/19/2009 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Bleed Blue said...

Speaking of IAD, did you notice when you search for a dept. member assigned to 121, they ae not there.

I handled a case where a P.O. was named as an offender. The complaintant stated the P.O. was assigned to IAD.

When I searched the dept. database, the P.O. did not exist. I searched his name, and unit number. Neg, results.

I had to get the Commander of the area to request the info from the Commander of IAD, to verify the P.O. was assigned there.

Why all the smoke and mirrors.

When you are ready to post a list of IAD members, let me know. I have about 10 who vanished from the dept. unit rosters.

If you fuck up, you get what you deserve.

As long as IAD is not out there pimping anyone, good.

1/19/2009 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have Sgt. A.B. in 014 and want thank 012 for the gift.

1/19/2009 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can do a lot worse than Mealer. Mealers midnight watch in 013 was the only watch that consistently produced any significant arrest activity at all. From the sergeants to the PO'S everyone, save a few, hustled and could be counted on. More than a few PO'S, and PPO'S, still have their job's because Mealer managed to finesse them out of some pretty shitty beefs. And he did so by putting his dick out there first. I routinely hear idiot's lament the passing of a "real Chicago Police Department". Well in a real Chicago Police Department you would have been sent home with four days growth on your face and turned in a slip to go home and shave it off. You wouldn't dare stand for roll call with dark brown construction boots and the patches falling off the sleeves of your coat. You would have been sent to 004 or 011 after your second medical absence strategically positioned adjacent to your RDO'S. So whats the problem in 017? Mealer stepped on your lazy little schwantz? 017 is well known for stealing and dogging it and incompetent merit bosses. Change is good-so change.

1/19/2009 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't personally know the DC in 017th District. And every Officers I talked to had nothing good to say about him. Do I really care about how he handle his position? No, not really, as long as I get to go home and see my family after 8 hrs of my duty. How many times do we see these exempt member every week? Since I've been in 017, I haven't met him or seen him once and I try to keep it that way. I guess I'll do what I suppose to do whether it's minimal activity to answering my jobs, he won't be bothering me and I'll return the same favor to him.
What if anything bad happened to this 017th DC on his traffic stop, who would look bad and takes the blame? EVERYONE in 017 who were working that day. Whether we like or dislike the person, WE still have to come to their location to see if he/she is ok because that's our JOB.

1/19/2009 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where have all the leaders gone?

1/19/2009 07:00:00 AM

THE ONE OF THE BEST RETIRED FROM 008 IN AUGUST OF 2008.

1/19/2009 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe the cmdr shouldn't have stated that it was was possible dui stop. i know how we all love bosses finding us dui's to write. so what that the poor immigrant was running over cones.

1/19/2009 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked for Mealer, no huge fan BUT he was always fair.
I worked in 017 too and left as soon as I could. Never worked with a bigger collection of crybabies, do-nothings and backstabbers.

1/19/2009 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any boss asks for any type of activity is aviolation of federal law won in the courts by the liberal lawyers and our own FOP called "Quotas" no boss can tell or even hint of asking for one parker or curfew the results are he/she can be personally sued for demanding a quota in his/her district.

1/19/2009 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous 011 2nd watch said...

O.T. just a good read

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090119/ap_on_bi_ge/city_job_declines_1

1/19/2009 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stick together boys and girls. From what I read on this blog, you need to send a message every chance you get.

Love,
Mom

1/19/2009 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

On Saturday Night Live this week, there was a skit called "Da Learnin Train" about a hip-hop children's show where all the shows characters rap and dance around. All the while, they're misspelling words and showing kids how to "dance on a book." They put up long math problems and the answer is always "MATHE DANCE!" as the characters all dance around.

Then someone playing Harry Connick Jr. comes on the show and is horrified as he tries to correct all the mistakes.

It was fucking hysterical.

I went looking for the clip on the internet, but couldn't find it. There are a few bloggers who are claiming it was racist and the SNL site doesn't have it. There is a shitty pirate version on YouTube, but it doesn't show the whole skit.

The link is here, but it doesn't do it justice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYs6ZnhGZsk

If you find it somewhere you have to see it.

1/19/2009 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sent back FREE COFFEE!

Some people just have no capacity for self-reflection.

Pitiful egotistical asshole.

---not a cop

1/19/2009 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was working that night in 016. We all heard it on the radio it was great! We heard that the Commander in 017 is an ASS, but that was great. The Dispatcher is a useless P.O.S. the commander ran the plate and said “I have a DUI send me a car, he hit a bunch of cones.” I hope that is in the report. Send him to court!
NO RESPONSE…Priceless!!! The he must have asked for a car two or three more times. Finally he said to assign a car and 1712 said he was coming from a distance. Good for you guys in 017 don’t worry we’ll buy tickets for anyone in 017 that get jammed.
You guys in 017 should get EOC # on him for creating a hostile work environment, it works.

1/19/2009 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why did this Commander need an assist if I may ask? Was some shithead going to kick his ass or did he not know how to write a ticket?

1/19/2009 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not a surprise...there are no real oldtime bosses left on this job. micro managers with their noses up everyones ass. alot of yellers too. all afraid of getting bricked and no upward advance. hey....we arent your teenage kids! stop the silly bullshit

1/19/2009 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic, but we just wanted to take a moment to thank Rhonda A, for all her hard work. Over the last year we saw you put in 75 or 80 hardworking days here at A/4 Rhonda. You may not have been appreciated in SOS or Narcotics, but we saw the depth of your dedication. You didn't think we forgot about the time you helped process that in-custody robbery offender, did you? We sometimes heard you comment how much you disliked Superintendent Weis. So we really admire your sense of duty going to work in the Office of the Superintendent. We know you don't want to be there, we know you don't want weekends off or the take home car, but you're making this sacrifice for the department and the Memorial Foundation. We all admire and respect that. In honor of your sacrifice, we'll gladly pick up your share of the handouts and other B.S. around here. We're only short about 20 detectives; what's another one? So good luck in Jody's office kid; you busted your ass here in the "D" for a whole year, showed us you are a top notch detective, and deserve good things. Best of luck organizing "the run" and all the other social events you'll be getting D2A pay to plan for the other folks with weekend day-off groups and take-home cars.

The only thing we ask is that when you get your next meritorious promotion please do not come back to the detective division. Do a few months in 018 or 001 and then head back to 35th Street. It's nothing personal, you've shown us you're a top shelf detective. We just need people to come to work more than three days a week and do some work when they're here.

1/19/2009 12:40:00 AM

We should all be so lucky to have such a blessed career. The girl is shooting straight to the top!

Go Runway, GO!

1/19/2009 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hamilton is a kiss ass wannabe. He doesnt have a clue but uses others for his gain. He is not the answer just ask anyone who has ever been in a unit that he has been a part of. Besides he is Buds with the kning of SOS-Tobias. Tainted from the get go. Semper Fi

1/19/2009 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The only hope this dept. has is Sgt. Hamilton. Look I know he works for Weis but we all do. Hamilton has always been a mover and shaker. He started the high risk warrant team in narcotics, went over to SOS and spear headed the new "legit" SWAT. Ray always found the best equipment and training for his people. Rays resume reads like an action novel. Lawyer trained with Isreals special forces and the list goes on. The Sgt also has a big part in the new MSF unit. I think this is the leadership we have been lacking.

1/19/2009 06:22:00 AM

OK, Ray's mom please stay off this blog. Your son is a fucking jackass.

1/19/2009 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All yous coppers are Stupid-Loves Mikey Meahler

1/19/2009 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mealer made a Traffic Stop?

1/19/2009 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So This Commander is admitting the Chicago Police Department has a quota right? Even though the mayor, the city council and the supt all deny and condemn such a thing as a quota.

Secondly how does he expect you to come in with movers, parkers, arrests, etc when your swamped down with job after job and dealing with backlogs everyday. I'd love to write paper on the "no manpower" issued. Shit, I'm borderline thinking about writing a safety greivance on top of it.

I don't care what boss has a problem with you. He or she cannot call you out your name or scold you or be little you in front of other coworkers. They should bring you behind closed doors and talk about the problem as adults and as professionals. If this commander is doing that, write his ass up and get a number on him.

Racial jokes from a commander. Has he ever heard the fraise "lead by example". Somebody should file a beef on him for that too. This guy sounds like a real prick. I'm not into beefing on any other copper but if he's a big asshole like the comments say he is then he has everything coming to him.

1/19/2009 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if a copper (in this case a commander) kicks me in the teeth and I'm supposed to turn around and back him up. fuck him

1/19/2009 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the commander from 014th dist. x-mas speech was bad but they said Mealer's took the cake. WOW! 017th keep your head up don't produce for this goof remeber just like we have to answer for our actions he has to do the same, I would love to be in the front seat at the next couple of dock meetings when they show the 017th dist numbers declining, and this goof has to explain why, you could only push it on the P.O'S for so long eventually he would be held accountable, and maybe then they'll put him in his rightful place like midnites in the 013th. oops! That spot is already. taken

1/19/2009 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic:

Ramos and Compean Pardoned!!!!!

Thank you President Bush!

1/19/2009 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know why dispatchers on radio fall over themselves when bosses get on radio when they want to "play the police" and make street and traffic stops calling them "sir" and "mam" requesting back up immediately. Coppers make street and traffic stops on a constant basis and dispatchers don't fall all over themselves trying to get back up to them and coppers don't expect it unless they request it. Always made me wonder? But then again, why do all these gold stars have "drivers"? Are they such royalties that they are not capable of driving alone but they require a $75,000 police chauffeur? Blue shirts work 99 ALL THE TIME, somehow the department is not concerned for them.

1/19/2009 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No matter what you think of the person calling for an assist:

Always respond.

There are a million other ways to show your disapproval of someone but not backing them up is totally unacceptable.

1/19/2009 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now you know that this Cmdr is going to put the heat on all the Cpts, Lts, and Sgts below him. Now the good ones will feel like they are stuck in the middle between listening to the boss and taking care of their troops. Sounds like a rough time to be in 017.....glad I'm not. Stick together guys and good luck!

1/19/2009 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off-duty cop's home invaded, police say

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/01/off-duty-cops-home-invaded-police-say.html

1/19/2009 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The only hope this dept. has is Sgt. Hamilton."

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?????

NOTHING BUT ANOTHER POLITICAL HACK PUT IN PLACE TO KEEP HIS EYE ON J-FED!!!!!

1/19/2009 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job guys.

It sounds like the 1st officers to that stop would've handled some bullshit for some asshole cmdr.

1/19/2009 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone here ever heard of a movie called "The Caine Mutiny"? Humphrey Bogart plays Captain Queeg, a mentally unstable CO who nitpicks his crew over dozens of little slights, culminating in an all out search for whomever stole a pint of strawberries and an act of cowardice during a combat beach landing that results in the XO relieving Queeg.
DOES HE ROLL HIS OWN METAL BALLS TOO...

1/19/2009 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey P.K maybe u should learn what not to do when leading or treating ur troops or u too wont have anyone to back u...oh wait theres always R.B

1/19/2009 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know when a police officer calls for help,it does not matter if he or she is black,white or if that officer is the biggest asshole around,you go and help the other copper. This has nothing to do with if this commander is an asshole or if you have a personal disagreement with him,he is still another cop and when another cop calls for help you go.bottom line. We all have people who we work with who we do not care for and may not care for us but think of this. If you were getting your ass kicked and fighting for your life,would you care if the person who came was a person you hated? No you would want a copper to come.

1/19/2009 06:24:00 AM

I'm in total agreement. BUT this guy is not the police. He couldn't do our job and is not part of our informal structure of the thin blue line,real police, street coppers or what ever you may want to call it. He is an outsider/administrator whose job is to enforce the formal rules on us. This guy is not of us and thus is not due the regard a copper would get. He is an emissary of Daley, Weis, Burst. I would move heaven and earth to help a copper I don't like. But not a political hack.
This is not true of all bosses. A few at least knew what it was like to be the police, and give us the support we need. But not this guy. SPARs,CRs, and screaming tirades won't make this a better dept.

1/19/2009 12:42:00 PM  
Blogger Bitches In Blue said...

Rhonda was appreciated...... She was appreciated as the barmaid at Dugan's. She was sooooooooo appreciated by her bosses that she was put in SOS. Where yet again, their gratitude for her HARDON work was so much loved by all that participated that she was rewarded for all that "backbending, kneehurting, sore jawed work" that she was then given a spot in Narcotics for being such a TEAM PLAYER.

I am sure her "bosses" in Narcotics appreciated her dedication to the men in blue and made her a detective for all that sweat she poured into it.

And now as a detective, I am reading she did such a fantastic job, doing back breaking and back bending work that she yet again is rewarded by the bosses that appreciated her "helping" them out.

I say we should all give Rhonda a big hand of applause, for all the hands she has "extended" to so many of our brother's in blue. One good reach around deserves another.

1/19/2009 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Area 4 R/B/T said...
Off topic, but we just wanted to take a moment to thank Rhonda A, for all her hard work. Over the last year we saw you put in 75 or 80 hardworking days here at A/4 Rhonda.
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She was doing HARD WORK while she was not in the office. She was HARD AT WORK, thanking her benefactor's, for the lovely spots she was given, because of all the HARD work she gave to them.

Gawd will this job every change? Will the women who disgrace us like this ever get a clue that, they make this job for other female's like myself hard, hard to ever gain any respect, while women like this do nothing but keep pushing us down the rung on the ladder.

When i see her and other's like her, i just want to bitch slap them and tell them they are a disgrace to the uniform and any woman wearing it.

1/19/2009 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

U can write to Mikey right here:

http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/TV6O2U175S22SRTKP

1/19/2009 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know when a police officer calls for help,it does not matter if he or she is black,white or if that officer is the biggest asshole around,you go and help the other copper. Bottom line!
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I WISH THE 6 DISTRICT 3RD WATCH WOULD RECOGNIZE THIS!!!!

1/19/2009 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this department is now reaping what it sew.

1/19/2009 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Knock off the comments about the racist jokes at xmas party. I was there and I'm an asian Sgt.,the comments were in good fun because Mike likes me. If the rest of you useless dogs would just do what your told like I do then Mike wouldn't have to drop the hammer. In regards to the closed door policy you keep crying about,he's a busy man and don't have time for all the crying. I can see him anytime because he knows that what I have to say is important. So quit whining and do some work,support your commander and he will support you!

1/19/2009 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i work in 16th dist, i heard the radio and was wondering why no one responded to the commanders request for a back up. if it is true about his micro management skills, and the way he treats his people, then i say good job..i know for a fact that is commander Riccio had asked for a back up, he would of gotten the whole watch and the D unit to respond. the man is a true leader and respected boss. i/f

1/19/2009 01:01:00 AM

If Riccio would have called half of 017 would have responded also. You guys in 016 hit the lotto on him.

1/19/2009 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean to tell me that none of the newly dumped po's to midnights came to help him. What a surprize!!

1/19/2009 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, how much of a f*cking jagoff must you be to actually be a commander and call for a car and NO ONE comes to help. A COMMANDER!!! That's just unbelievable to me.

Think about it, there's always at least one p*ssy that will usually come up just to suck the cmdr's balls, but NOT ONE person comes up for this guy. He's even alienated the p*ssies. That's crazy.

1/19/2009 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LAWYER-VISOR adj. 1 A Chicago Police Department supervisory or exempt member with a juris doctorae degree but totally lacking in the appropriate skillset to fairly and professionally manage the personnel and resources of the CPD.

2 A CPD supervisory or exempt member though equipped with said juris doctorae, is actually ill equipped to function in any supervisory or management capacity whatsoever except in their own deluded minds.

3 A CPD supervisory or exempt member who was able to obtain said juris doctorae degree on company time due to familial and or social/political organizational ties or provision of sexual favors/united states currency to certain individuals or organizations to ensure said member will not be encumbered by standing rules and regulations that govern those who are not privy to such ties or membership in said organizations.

4 A CPD supervisory or exempt member so possessed of a juris doctorae degree for the sole stated purpose of becoming experts in seeking disproportionate disciplinary sanction against p.o.'s for what is usually an unintended breach of the most arcane, obtuse, minor and usually overlooked infractions and the belief that such burdensome disciplinary action will hasten their climb to what they feel is their rightful places at the upper echelon of the Department.

5 A pussy who probably got their ass beat and chased home a lot in grammar school, high school, law school and red-man. Self-same pussy swore a bitter oath of vengeance and now all shall suffer.

...yeah, borat & "major tom" in 013, as much fun as muzak to slit your wrists to... assclowns.

1/19/2009 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mealer is a peice of shit.

Anyone working in 017 that night and refused to back him up is worse.

I dont give a crap who is asking for an assist. YOU GO!!!

Anyone with time on this job know that basic priciple.

A lot of people I hate on this job. Will not go to any of their calls. We know the type. But ask for an assit I am there.

017 you are a prick. 017 workers that night you should be ashamed of yourselves.

1/19/2009 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FUCK THOSE "SHIT TYPE" BOSSES, NEVER BACK THEM UP THEY WILL HANG U BY THE BALLS, ALWAYS, SEEN IT HAPPEN...

1/19/2009 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

STALAG 17

Welcome to a another boss who is a rebirth of Commander UTZ the PUTZ !

We are truly doomed in 17 !

Please send us PAR forms !

1/19/2009 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Lt. Samuel Christian III said...

Mutiny in 017? Figures. Prima donnas pissed off about a prima donna.

1/19/2009 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Riccio is a GREAT boss. 016 district got lucky. 017 district got screwed.

1/19/2009 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only hope this dept. has is Sgt. Hamilton. Look I know he works for Weis but we all do. Hamilton has always been a mover and shaker. He started the high risk warrant team in narcotics, went over to SOS and spear headed the new "legit" SWAT. Ray always found the best equipment and training for his people. Rays resume reads like an action novel. Lawyer trained with Isreals special forces and the list goes on. The Sgt also has a big part in the new MSF unit. I think this is the leadership we have been lacking.

How many arrests did he make?

1/19/2009 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Comment concerning inventorying alcohol on DOPW arrests:

Yes, happened last year, it is mandatory to inventory the booze now...

1/18/2009 10:37:00 PM

This has got to be a TRU or new gang enforcement 2 year wonder. Where does it say you are required to inventory alcohol on a DOPW arrest???? Can you please cited the DSO OR GO where you got this blessed mandate??? Do me a favor if you are too stupid to know how to do your job please don't do anything, then you won't get sued!!! In the meantime take five minutes during your tour and review department orders concerning arrest procedures.

1/19/2009 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was listening to zone 1 that night. I thought I heard crickets in the background after he called in that T/S. Don't even know the guy but that says alot. It's obvious you have alot to learn about leadership. Earn the troops respect not abuse your title. And believe me, that's all it is, a title.

1/19/2009 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It,s a sad day in the Police Department when officer want respond to a person calling for backup. It doesen't matter whether it's a boss, police officer, black or white. if you don't respond you are an A--- hole. The assignment or lack of for everone in that district should be checked if they weren't on assignment they should get time.

1/19/2009 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush commutes sentences of former US border agents

Thank God

1/19/2009 01:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cmdr Curtin used to get this treatment all the time in 025 when he was the commander. He used to get boozed up and come back to the dist and make stops.

1/19/2009 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Humphrey Bogart plays Captain Queeg, a mentally unstable CO who nitpicks his crew over dozens of little slights, culminating in an all out search for whomever stole a pint of strawberries..."
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Does this commander have a propensity for fondling ball bearings, too?

1/19/2009 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CLOUT LUCIO in 014 did the same thing at the christmas party, bringing up a A War Veteran getting shot , and then saying his partner is the smart one for not getting shot,,,,what a piece of )($)_ A CLASS ACT DO NOTHING CLOUT MAN
THANK YOU KING RICHARD

1/19/2009 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are the details of the stop? TVB? Female for a search?

Or was he trying to violate some minoriy's rights bec they look like gangbangers?

These bosses think that bec they have a white shirt the rules don't apply to them. Or they think it is still 1985.

Every supervisor needs to go thru the camera training class. Their legal / ethic class spells out that we can't do all that old school sh-t anymore.

1/19/2009 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave poor Rhonda alone. She's helping people.

1/19/2009 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Area 4 R/B/T said...
Off topic, but we just wanted to take a moment to thank Rhonda A, for all her hard work. Over the....

We just need people to come to work more than three days a week and do some work when they're here.

1/19/2009 12:40:00 AM


Wow was that mean...but to the point and so true. Once again, Jody is short changing the streets.
I don't get it, though. How in the heck is planning the Memorial run is a full time job?

Oh well, you guys in RBT are better off. Just think, you got rid of 2 pains in your butts in a week.

1/19/2009 02:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Troops from 017, how much about this guy is true? If he really did make racially insensitive jokes about Asians and Jews then he needs to be held accountable. You folks need to make as many complaints as possible.

It sucks how this department allows some people to get away with their behavior. Some people can do whatever they want and get away with it. While others make one slip and they are out the door.

1/19/2009 02:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I was reading this I was proud to hear that officers stuck together and did'nt break. I thought that was awesome. I'm on the south side and still support my guys in blue/patrol 110%. Then I hear the idiot making remarks that the guys in 017 deserve this. You know the idiot that said, "biotches". Why can't we stick together, If we did we would probably have a contract by know. Any ways, to the guys in 017 good luck hang in there guys, you have my support!!

1/19/2009 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, you lose me on this one. I don't care if he's the biggest jagoff on the planet, if the police call for help you go. Period. Get there, help out then ignore him, turn your back don't say shit. But you go. If anyone wants to rip me for saying this have at it. I don't know the guy, I've worked south for my 24 years. But all of you who are agreeing with not going should be ashamed. You are police officers. Act like it.

Let the rip begin.

1/19/2009 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know when a police officer calls for help,it does not matter if he or she is black,white or if that officer is the biggest asshole around,you go and help the other copper. This has nothing to do with if this commander is an asshole or if you have a personal disagreement with him,he is still another cop and when another cop calls for help you go.bottom line. We all have people who we work with who we do not care for and may not care for us but think of this. If you were getting your ass kicked and fighting for your life,would you care if the person who came was a person you hated? No you would want a copper to come.

1/19/2009 06:24:00 AM

I disagree with you. If someone who calls for help over the radio or an assist and he is disliked, unpopular, a jerk, etc... Then you go, you go because he is a cop and a brother even if there are differences. HOWEVER, when a man like this asshole dedicates himself to purposefully hurt others around him, then it is way too much. He is a bona fide asshole. A man who takes pleasure insulting other people and a man who enjoys hurting other P.O.'s and for that, he doesn't deserve shit.

1/19/2009 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Suumer 2007 I had the pleasure of working TARA in 017, It seemed like like the MECCA of policing, what happened?

1/19/2009 01:37:00 AM

Answer: Twice the
manpower on midnights than 3rd watch. If you take a district that is barely average speed and cut the manpower in half, the city saves money but the district goes up for grabs. Maybe, people were occupied when the Commander went on the radio. From what I hear it was not a ten-one. He got a response similar to a priority 2 job. Offcourse Commander Riccio would have had the hole District including 017 responding. When you cool your cool and when your not your not. I personally feel if you are wearing a badge on duty or off you should get a response when you request for any level of assistance.

Solution:

Increase the manpower on 3rd watch and eliminate 1 man units. Be a nice Commander and actually say hi to the troops every now and then. End the stop missions;they can be mistaken as racial profiling. Ask Captain Liebert for advice. He really knows what the hell is going on and should have been Commander.

Conclusion:

Commander be nice and blue shirts back up Commander. Do not fight evil with evil. It does not work in Gaza and will not work in 017.

Peace

1/19/2009 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When a copper needs an assist, you go no matter who or how! Afterwards you can tell em to themselves, but during work they are your brother. Even a family has jagoff brothers in it sometimes. I am a lowly P.O. No clout. If they want a ticket written , fine witnes box the boss, period.

1/19/2009 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS WORKING NO CLOUT P.O. FROM EDISON PARK SAYS: EVEN IF MEALER IS A JAG. I WOULD HAD WENT THERE AND BACKED UP THIS SOB. HAVING 18 YEASRS ON I CAN SAY I HAVE WORKED FOR BOSSES I WANTED TO KILL (REMEMBER THE END SCENE IN MOVIE CASINO WHEN NICKY GETS THE BASEBAT ) BUT FOR EVERY 10 BAD BOSSES I HAVE ENCOUNTER BOSSES WHO I WOULD DIE FOR WHO WERE TRUE LEADERS. OF THE BEST TONY RICCIO, RETIRE DEPUTY TOM WALTON AND BERWYN POLICE CHIEF BILLY KRISHNER. AS FOR JODY GO F-CK YOURSELF. HEY KISCH I KNOW YOU READ THE BLOG WHEN ARE YOU COMING BACK?

1/19/2009 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a working PO says:
A mover a day and a couple of parkers with a bus check and just doing your job usually keeps the bosses away!
You don't have to nail the legit people either, get the jagoff mover and 2 months or more expired plates and shithead pimp rides for parkers.
I worked for Mike Mealer years ago and never had a problem when I was doing my job. Just don't be a Dog Ass Do Nothing!
Still in Patrol, still on the Watch!

1/19/2009 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Call for help said...

Don't forget to add that the Commander called for an assist and made it perfectly clear the offender was a Drunk Driver and arrest was imminent.
99% of district officers would run to the hills before wanting a 501.
And the first PO on the scene would get the paper. This wasn't a call for assist on a man with a gun.
This was a call to come and do a 501!
Hence the lack of response!!!

1/19/2009 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mealer was a fucking prick when he was a LT in 013, was hated by EVERYONE, without a doubt. Was an even bigger PRICK was he was a rat Sergeant at IAD.......I know everyone from 013 says "Hard to believe"!!

1/19/2009 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two summers ago 18th district commander made a traffic stop on midnights. Dispatcher asked for a car to assist 1800 and no one came up on the air. It has to be a lonely feeling.

1/19/2009 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know when a police officer calls for help,it does not matter if he or she is black,white or if that officer is the biggest asshole around,you go and help the other copper. This has nothing to do with if this commander is an asshole or if you have a personal disagreement with him,he is still another cop and when another cop calls for help you go.bottom line. We all have people who we work with who we do not care for and may not care for us but think of this. If you were getting your ass kicked and fighting for your life,would you care if the person who came was a person you hated? No you would want a copper to come.

1/19/2009 06:24:00 AM

The guy wasn't in need of help, he wanted to pawn the stop off on an underling...

1/19/2009 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“Anybody can be a boss Mealer."

WRONG! Boss is a title of respect and endearment. There are many whiteshirts that I will call Commander, Captain or Lieutenant, but, I WILL NOT CALL "Boss". That title has to be earned. If I call that person Boss, it means that I trust them next to me, in front of me or behind me.

The Fighting 17th use to be a great place to work. It was busy, but not too busy and the biggest collection of every kind of ethnic from all over the world and beyond. (Martians, Klengions etc.)

Stay safe, in 017 and everywhere else.

1/19/2009 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only hope this dept. has is Sgt. Hamilton. Look I know he works for Weis but we all do. Hamilton has always been a mover and shaker. He started the high risk warrant team in narcotics, went over to SOS and spear headed the new "legit" SWAT. Ray always found the best equipment and training for his people. Rays resume reads like an action novel. Lawyer trained with Isreals special forces and the list goes on. The Sgt also has a big part in the new MSF unit. I think this is the leadership we have been lacking.

1/19/2009 06:22:00 AM

OKay Ray.... ,-) We got it....

1/19/2009 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic, but we just wanted to take a moment to thank Rhonda A, for all her hard work. Over the last year we saw you put in 75 or 80 hardworking days here at A/4 Rhonda. You may not have been appreciated in SOS or Narcotics, but we saw the depth of your dedication. You didn't think we forgot about the time you helped process that in-custody robbery offender, did you? We sometimes heard you comment how much you disliked Superintendent Weis. So we really admire your sense of duty going to work in the Office of the Superintendent. We know you don't want to be there, we know you don't want weekends off or the take home car, but you're making this sacrifice for the department and the Memorial Foundation. We all admire and respect that. In honor of your sacrifice, we'll gladly pick up your share of the handouts and other B.S. around here. We're only short about 20 detectives; what's another one? So good luck in Jody's office kid; you busted your ass here in the "D" for a whole year, showed us you are a top notch detective, and deserve good things. Best of luck organizing "the run" and all the other social events you'll be getting D2A pay to plan for the other folks with weekend day-off groups and take-home cars.

The only thing we ask is that when you get your next meritorious promotion please do not come back to the detective division. Do a few months in 018 or 001 and then head back to 35th Street. It's nothing personal, you've shown us you're a top shelf detective. We just need people to come to work more than three days a week and do some work when they're here.

1/19/2009 12:40:00 AM

_______________________________

So if someone offered you a sweet gig in this Department you would turn it down right??? -Because your so true to your old buddies in Area 4 that you wouldn't want to betray them. Get a life jagoff. Whether she earned the position, had a phone call, or just stumbled on the offer who the hell cares. You have to be an idiot NOT to take the job. She at least was a worker (sos) at one time not like these other jokers who haven't worked the streets and get all the hook-up's. Area 4 was always a stepping stone for bigger and better things for most people...you on the other hand must be some useless piece of shit that no one likes that no one would even want you in there unit or would vouch for you! So do what you do best and get me some coffee w/cream and sugar....oh and "try" to clear some robberies.

1/19/2009 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have never worked in 017, but I have lived her for 10 years, on 22's beat. In all that time I only had to call once (the best sign of good proactive police work)for on viewing and catching some assholes breaking into cars, got great response less than a minute after my wife called 911. Sorry for the shitbird boss you got now, but my family does appreciate the work you guys do, hopefully the fucktard gets his

1/19/2009 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This story perfectly shows what kind of person cmmdr. Groucho is;
A female p.o. on the 2nd watch, whose husband is fighting the good fight in Iraq, requests to Groucho that she stay on 2nd watch because husband is in Iraq and they have 2 small children at home.
"Hmmm" ponders Cmmdr. Groucho, "If you bring me proper paperwork that your husband is in Iraq, fighting the war on terror, there shouldn't be a problem."
Female p.o. gets all the correct paperwork.
Female p.o. brings in correct paperwork.
Cmmdr. Groucho looks at correct paperwork.
Cmmdr. Groucho tells her, "request denied."
Female p.o. is now on 1st watch.
And you wonder why you don't get any backup?

1/19/2009 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where have all the leaders gone?

1/19/2009 07:00:00 AM

They're all in the private sector because they know better.

1/19/2009 04:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Only True Leaders on this Dept are those that have been to War. Just How many regular cops have fought in combat. Many but they are just lowly patrolmen sorry showing my age lowly police officers. Why because Daley and the Clout heavy are afraid of real leaders. I say promote those Cops that have served in combat in the Global War on Terror. Many have achieved very high rank in our Armed Forces but still only wear Blue.

1/19/2009 04:55:00 PM  
Blogger 85 zebra said...

For the record...Captain Queeg was relieved during a violent storm at sea...but did display cowardice by dropping the dye marker too far from the beach during an amphibious landing escort...just saying...

1/19/2009 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Call him downtown, Supt!

Make him walk the plank!

1/19/2009 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO: The only hope this dept. has is Sgt. Hamilton. Look I know he works for Weis but we all do. Hamilton has always been a mover and shaker. He started the high risk warrant team in narcotics, went over to SOS and spear headed the new "legit" SWAT. Ray always found the best equipment and training for his people. Rays resume reads like an action novel. Lawyer trained with Isreals special forces and the list goes on. The Sgt also has a big part in the new MSF unit. I think this is the leadership we have been lacking.

1/19/2009 06:22:00 AM


Ray quit talking about yourself, spearheaded SWAT my ass.....

1/19/2009 05:15:00 PM  
Blogger Have it Better Than Most said...

Dulay was a menace and Mealer is making him look like a saint....Should have kept Liebert in the spot not this goof, people respected him...

1/19/2009 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...perhaps no one showed because he would probably order them to do something illegal or against department rules & regulations. then he would deny giving the faulty order then turn around & break off a spar or c/r# sideways in an unsuspecting copper's ass. that's how these former iad rat supervisors ("i'm the smartest guy on this job cuz i'm an attorney") operate. their whole day is a big game of "gotcha." these cowards throw rocks at p.o's then hide their hands... one of these attorney/iad goofs is going to try and get a jolly by fucking with the wrong copper having a bad day and get fucked up really bad. I don't get how these morons mistreat adults who carry firearms and think it's funny.

1/19/2009 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

i'd LOVE TO HERE THE FOLLOW UP TO THIS>>>

ITS GOOD TO SEE JUSTICED SERVED.

GRANDPA TOLD ME OF THE DAYS WHEN A SUPERVISOR WOULD GET OUT OF LINE THEY WOULD PUT BAD THINGS IN THE LOCKER OR LET THE TIRE OUT OF HIS PERSONAL VEHICLE.

NOT RIDING ON THE JOB IS EXTREME BUT THE MESSAGE IS VERY IMPORTANT
DONT BE AN ASS TO YOUR CREW!

1/19/2009 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i work in 16th dist, i heard the radio and was wondering why no one responded to the commanders request for a back up. if it is true about his micro management skills, and the way he treats his people, then i say good job..i know for a fact that is commander Riccio had asked for a back up, he would of gotten the whole watch and the D unit to respond. the man is a true leader and respected boss. i/f

1/19/2009 01:01:00 AM
_________________________________
Yes, he is. A/3 was sad to see him go, but glad a decent boss is getting a chance to move up. (And I didn't even work for him!)

1/19/2009 06:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mealer and Captain DD arrived. She, at least, spends a lot of her time on the medical every year for injured ankles and such, so the watch gets a break.

1/19/2009 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What was the big reason he called for help??? Was his life in danger??
For all of you in 017, advise: document, document, document.

Date, time, location, witnesses. Stay cool.

Signed:
Karma the bitch

1/19/2009 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know when a police officer calls for help,it does not matter if he or she is black,white or if that officer is the biggest asshole around,you go and help the other copper. This has nothing to do with if this commander is an asshole or if you have a personal disagreement with him,he is still another cop and when another cop calls for help you go.bottom line. We all have people who we work with who we do not care for and may not care for us but think of this. If you were getting your ass kicked and fighting for your life,would you care if the person who came was a person you hated? No you would want a copper to come.

1/19/2009 06:24:00 AM
_______________________________
Nowhere does it sound like he was calling for help. As described, it sounds like he found a mover and wanted somebody to write it. But I didn't hear it. Maybe someone who did hear it can comment.

1/19/2009 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 1/19/09 at 624 he was calling 4 us 2 write a mover not 4 help so he would have some numbers i agree if he needed real help i would go but im not going 2 write a mover where he doesnt want his name in the witness box

1/19/2009 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ayers denied entry into Canada
January 19, 2009 1:00 PM

Toronto educators canceled a series of lectures and meetings featuring Williams Ayers today after Canadian border officers Sunday night refused to allow the Chicago resident and professor to leave the airport in Toronto.


Ayers, a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago and former member of the Weather Underground, found his 1960s radical past briefly at the center of the 2008 presidential election.

GO CANADA!

1/19/2009 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Stuart Smalley said...

Alright, Michael. Look in the mirror and repeat after me:

I'm good enough, I'm smart enough and doggone it, people like me.

There. That wasn't hard. Now you go back to the station and make Albany Park into one big happy family.

No more Kool-Aid for you. Prioritize, Michael.

1/19/2009 06:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In unity there is strength, do what you have to do. Hope all the other jagoff bosses who hide behind their white shirt get the message especially mr. self proclaimed supercop weiss who knows everything about being on the streets of chicago.

1/19/2009 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mealer was a jag when he was in 013so things haven't changed much, huh?!

1/19/2009 07:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

could not of said it better about Rhonda A. biggest do nothing on this job

1/19/2009 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You get the boss you deserve. Any copper not willing to back up another doesn't deserve any respect or breaks. If this is the way you act on the street, you deserve every spar and cr. stop whining and be the police and everything will fall into place. My dealings with the people assigned to 017 over the past 15 years has been that they would cut each other's throat in a minute.

1/19/2009 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If you want to get on this guy's good side, return the 2 lbs of strawberries.....

1/19/2009 08:30:00 AM"


We already ate them.

Does your advice remain the same?

1/19/2009 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in 013 with Mealer and He was great. He let me have weekends off, Sat & Sun. He would aprove all my DUI Arrests. But to all the haters out there I was brought into 013 to do nothing but DUI's.

Signed, the DUI guy on 1st Watch in 013.....

1/19/2009 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC, BUT GREAT NEWS!

Bush Commutes Border Agents' Sentences: In his final acts of clemency, President George W. Bush on Monday granted early prison releases to two former U.S. Border Patrol agents whose convictions for shooting a Mexican drug dealer fueled the national debate over illegal immigration.

The border agents' case became a rallying cause for conservatives concerned about border protection. On talk shows, people sympathetic with the agents argued that the men were just doing their jobs, defending the U.S.-Mexico border against criminals.

1/19/2009 07:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You know when a police officer calls for help,it does not matter if he or she is black,white or if that officer is the biggest asshole around,you go and help the other copper. This has nothing to do with if this commander is an asshole or if you have a personal disagreement with him,he is still another cop and when another cop calls for help you go.bottom line. We all have people who we work with who we do not care for and may not care for us but think of this. If you were getting your ass kicked and fighting for your life,would you care if the person who came was a person you hated? No you would want a copper to come.

1/19/2009 06:24:00 AM
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I AGREE BUT WE HEARD IT TO BE JUST A TRAFFIC STOP NOT A 10-1 AND IF HE IS SO PROACTIVE HE CAN STOP THE CAR HIMSELF LIKE THE 99 UNITS AND TRAFFIC CARS DO! HE IS THE POLICE HE HAS A GUN HE CAN HANDLE IT!

I TELL YA WHAT IF HE NEEDS SOMETHING HAVE HIM MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH MY SECRETARY AND MAYBE I WILL SEE HIM OUT ON THE STREET FOR A BACKUP!!!!!!

SOUND FAMILIAR JAGBAG!

DO IT YOURSELF YOU CONCEITED NERD!

AND GROW A PAIR IF YOU NEED ACTIVITY TO PROVE YOUR WORTH BECAUSE YOU'LL NEED IT SINCE YOU TREAT US LIKE WE ARE WORTHLESS!

017 FRONT OFFICE

1/19/2009 07:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"From what I was told you were an ass to the starbucks barrista!! Sending back FREE coffee?? Are you kidding me??"

ok-a fricking Commander of Police ACCEPTING free coffee? After the Starbuck gangsta crap?

Where's the media on this one- this is hysterical!

1/19/2009 07:53:00 PM  

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