Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Mayor Demands Explanations

  • A clearly irked Mayor Richard Daley said today he is waiting for Police Supt. Jody Weis and other police officials to explain how a 14-year-old boy was able to impersonate a police officer for several hours last week before the fraud was discovered.

    "The Chicago Police Department is seriously looking into how an individual at such an age, with a phony badge and a phony uniform - they thought it was Halloween - could come in without a gun and be assigned a locker and be assigned to a car and be out in the street for five hours with another patrol officer," the mayor said in his first extended remarks on the embarrassing incident.

    "Where is the desk sergeant? The field lieutenant? The captain on duty? [It] will be required for Jody Weis and others to thoroughly investigate that and come up to the public about why, what happened."

Well, let's try to answer a few of those questions:
  • The desk sergeant? He's on the street because we're so short handed in the districts. How about promoting a few hundred so we can catch up? Oh wait, you can't promote because we're short 3,000 cops from what we had on the street 8 years ago.
  • The field lieutenant? She's three districts over, making time-and-a-half if she's lucky enough to be detailed outside her area. We're short there, too. The "merit" letter for Lieutenants went out in September/October of last year and the Department still hasn't made a single one.
  • The captain on duty? He's on the phone trying to figure out his computer problems while approving arrests and property releases from three different districts because of the goofy pilot schedules that are shorting him a field lieutenant every day.
And then there's the general apathy that set in 19 or 20 months ago when the contract expired, the daily beatings in the media, the constant stream of payouts to bullshit lawsuits, the state/county/city tax increases that we can't afford to keep paying, the impossibility of getting time off...

Do we have to go on?

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145 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

just the tip of the iceberg....station security (or insecurity), no new contract, political corruption at every level of the CPD; and how about Shortshanks declaring, "heads will roll!", or some other insane nonsensical proclamation...Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois are the kings of political corruption and incompetence....hey, is there an Olympic competition for political corruption? We're in for the gold, no?

1/28/2009 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Do we have to go on?"


Yes, Yes we do.

After all, the citizens of this once wonderful city have proven that they need to be beaten over the head, smacked in the face and fucked up their asses, repeatedly, just to open their eyes a tad, let alone open their eyes wide and actually see what a fucking pieces of shit they've continued to reelect as their mayor, alderfucks, county conmissioners, etc..


So, yes, go on, please do.

1/28/2009 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go duck yourself Daley.

1/28/2009 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha...I see Daley acting like just another mope who comes up to the desk...

"I wanna see a white shirt!"

1/28/2009 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Seiser wants your opinion, he'll beat it into you.

1/28/2009 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Several things Mr Mayor:
1: Hire more police. This is only if they have passed a rigorous screening process, not the one we currently have in place.
2: Promote individuals that don't do the crap that you don't want other officers to do.
3: Secure all public buildings. You have done this partially, but forgot about the police stations. You have been quoted as saying that you want them to "feel open and be accesable to the public." Why? This is for anywhere but 35th street, right? There is no need for it. Anyone can come to a station if they need something, even when the building and parking are secure.
4: No more homeless in the stations. That is why we have a human services department.
5: Start firing recruits who are idiots. Or better yet, don't hire them in the first place.

The reasons this whole fiasco happened are many:
1. the above listed changes that need to be in place.
2. The kid was pretty good at imitation with a well thought out plan and police jargon learned from an explorer program that is silly. Probably also how he grifted some of the uniform and equiptment.
3. The kid picked a copper in the hallway who was on his/her way out and asked where the radio room was.
4. He was shown the radio room by the copper and sortof"introduced" to the radio room copper.
5. No likely to get questioned when you are introduced by a police officer.
6. She, in turn, intorduced him to the next radio guy who told him to find a locker with no lock and it was his. He was never officially issued locker by anyone.
7. He was then introduced to his "partner" for the night by the radio person. Who is this copper to doubt him when the person giving her the keys and her radio tells her he is a cop and her partner for the night.
8. He never went to the front of the station. The W/C and desk Sgt. never saw him until they came in to do a report.
9. The field LT was detailed out of the district,coincidentally - to 005.
10. One of the street Sgt.s should have noticed the 99 unit was answering 10-4, but a lot of 99 units do, even when they are 99.
11. If there was a field LT, there would have been an extra chance for someone to notice.
12. Someone whould have noticed
that he did not have a weapon, but how could they. We have so many different versions of our "uniform" it is hard for the inspectors to keep track.
13. I have talked with inspectors, off the record, and they don't hammer the dogs in the ghetto who don't save,cut their hair, wear big jewelry, big painted nails, with dreads, gym shoes, sweatpants, etc becaue the "powers that be" do not want them to fuck with the "minority" police. You can't have it both ways. Either you enforce the dress rules equally, or not at all.
Try growing up, growing a pair, and doing what is righ. Whatever you think you should do, do the opposite!

1/28/2009 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You want answers?"
"I want the truth!"
"You can't handle the truth!"
Asshat

1/28/2009 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The answers are in the mirror in front of you Daley, you crooked POS.....

1/28/2009 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

VERY VERY good and plausible explanations!!! To bad manpower shortages are never an acceptable answer.

Since the City went to automated everything, and in the newer stations have the desk sgt doing everything and manning the computer access system, the desk can be a pretty busy and unappreciated place. Then when the systems are "down" for 2-12 hours, and one can call to make a repair ticket and that in and of itself is a JOKE (depending on your rank determines the quickness of a response - PO - next to never), a dist WOULD definitely appreciate an extra body that was already 'geared' up.

And then there is the fact the desk sgt isn't quite busy enough dealing with all those things, the street officers are calling asking stupid BS questions because all of their college education gave them NO COMMON SENSE and not an IOTA STREET SKILLS/SMARTS - and they don't want to bother the STREET SGT.

Every PO should be assigned to work the desk for 30-90 days, and then see what a do-nothing, desk-dolly, really gets to enjoy, and make sure you work the radio room too, for all the fun and excitement. After that, feel free to comment all you will about what a desk officer really doesn't do.

1/28/2009 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great show for the media. When will the people of Chicago WAKE UP!

1/28/2009 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did this happen? I mean I want answers now. What do you mean the CPD is destroyed?

1/28/2009 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we even recover from this?

1/28/2009 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What could top this one?

1/28/2009 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wagers,

What will be the next CPD fiasco and when?

1/28/2009 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley spoke tonight of Ron Huberman as though he were a deity. "I trust Ron. When I go to sleep, I never worry about Ron Huberman." Etc.

Then he went to work on CPD, using this "manager" mania of his and coupling it with the usual "big money" comments, the resentment-of-class angle he never fails to play. Regarding the 14-year-old imposter, Daley spouted, "The lieutenant there, he's paid X amount of dollars. The sergeant is paid X amount of dollars. They're the managers who have to report to the public what happened."

What a horrible little man he is...

1/28/2009 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

F U! F THIS CITY! F CROOK COUNTY! F OUR HIGH TAXES! F THE OLYMPICS! F THE BS REVRUNS! F THE LEFT MEDIA! F THE DEM MACHINE! F THE G! F NWestern C W C! F THE PUSSY ASAs! F THE DIRTY JUDGES! F ALL LAWYERS,SPECIALLY L&L! F BLAGOBITCH and RYAN!

These are who made SHITCAGO, the shithole it has always aspired to be.

AND DID I FORGET TO 'SPLAIN TO DA MARE, F U!

That felt good.
Watch each others backs. We are on our own.

1/28/2009 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totally agree about the bosses comment. We've had a p.o. (blue shirt) as our desk sgt for about at least a month straight now. No joke. We're so short handed that we never have a desk sgt anymore.
This is nuts. Going up to another blue shirt, with a lot less time than me many times, to get stuff approved by them?? Gimme a break.
Make some dam sgts already or whatever.

1/28/2009 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I demand an explanation from the Mayor!
I want the Mayor to explain to me where all the money is going. I want him to be as accountable as he wants us to be. The Mayor is spending all our money, giving this City away, and all you guys worry about is nonsense.
Worry about the fact that the longer we go without a contract, the less money we are going to get. Worry about the fact that the City in which we are required to live in order to remain employed, is disappearing in Section 8 housing and the rich, neither of which is a club we belong to.
We are being taxed to the absolute maximum by the City County and State these are things we need to worry about.

1/28/2009 02:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ANSWERS? Someone wants answers? Who wants answers? J-Fed? Da Mayor? Burger Queen? I had 8 hours to think up of a good answer, let’s see if I’m close to the RIGHT answer, and not some POLITICALY CORRECT BULLSHIT. Here it goes: INEPTITUDE, INCOMPETENTS, APATHY, NO TRUST and NO COMMON SENSE!

From J-Fed on down to the useless 3 year wonder who rode with the kid for 5-6 hours. We have some completely useless dog-asses and/or dumb-asses on our job! You know them, I know them, and we have all worked with or for them! You know, the ones that will pawn off their job to you, because lazy, stupid, ignorant or just plain dumb. (I aint gotta do that, or it aint my job!) In this case, there were 2 or 3 of them in a row, in 2 different districts, thus allowing this “accident” to occur (kinda like the movie “The Perfect Storm”). Because a lot of these individuals were promoted to SGT, LT, CDR, and above… well, you get the picture. Oh, wait, the miss-use of “Merit” rearing its ugly head again. (HINT: Not all of them are white shirts!)

No one gives a flying fuck any more! We, in the past few years, have been beaten into a state of apathy from Abatte, SOS, the West Loop bar, the bullshit lawsuits, the CR’s, the bad press, the bad bosses, and the list goes on, and on. No one really trusts anyone, anymore. Than again, why would you? How many little “Trick-bitches” are running around these days? I remember a day when there was a thing called “camaraderie” on this job. A day when we stuck together, through good and bad! A time when we, regardless of if you liked that person or not, you would kick-ass and take names for them. Now? Well, how many incidents can you think of where Cops are getting CR’s on other Cops? The petty crying “This guy is leaving early, this one is always doing this, that one gets away with that” crap. On the other side of the coin, are the ones that are always getting their piece of the pie, and yours. That’s because they are “someone’s guy” or “someone’s girl!” (the answer for this is found above!). “Oh yessum dar massa superintendent J-Fed, I goes lockin ups people fo ya! Justa donts go beatin and a whopping me like you did ole COZZIE, massa superintendent! Eyes bees good dar boss-man!” I’ll give you a hint there Supt: If we don’t trust you, WE AINT GOING TO STICK OUR NECKS OUT FOR YOU! Oh, I’m sorry, your streaming video just made me change my mind. Then Cozzie is lookin at 5-6 YEARS for PIMP-SLAPPING SOMEONE? Well, you had me, then you lost me!

Yes, your streaming video, by Karl Rove! Do I have to get into Rove? The same bosses on your confidence instilling propaganda that completely LIED on the press conference about the 14 year old kid. “He had no interaction with the public” and the old “The senior officer was in control of the car at all times”. Reminds me of the line in The Blues Brothers: “It wasn’t ‘lies’, it was just ‘bullshit’!” For you and your crew, is OK to do, you can “Bullshit” all you want. If I do it, it’s called a “Rule 14 violation!” Yep, you have my confidence, 110%! I’m 110% confident you’re going to fuck me! So are a few other Cops! Arrest are down, crime is up.

Holy shit, you are absolutely right, “Boss”, stand up roll calls, uniform inspections, the yelling, the threatening, and the rest of the bullshit are going to stop this from ever happening again! As a matter of fact; stand up roll calls and outdoor roll calls are the answer for every thing! GO FUCK YOURSELF! But what would you expect from someone that went to 35thstreet with less than 2 years on the job, has a take-home car, and gets to shuffle papers, fix blackberries, find paper clips or stare out a fucking window for a job. The cool thing is; in a job like that, you can study for the next test AND GET PAID FOR IT! Meanwhile, others are too damn bust doing dumb stuff like, say, locking up bad-guys for things like killin’, robbin’ and stealin’, then going to Court for the same things, and toss in a side job, special, and a little overtime. It’s a wonder how our kids know who we are. The thing that gets me, I mean the thing that really chaps my ass is: If I work in 002, to 011, 015, 025, hell, if I JUST WORK, and I don’t care what Dist you are in, I’m talking about arresting bad-guys all day, every day, my paycheck is NO DIFFERENT than the punk-assed, empty holster, rusty cuff, useless, dog-ass that I came out of the academy with that works at 35th ST, behind the desk, in the front office, craps office, or the mail-room! Yep, totally fair! And one day, you are going to be a boss, and tell us how to do the job that we have been doing EVERY DAY for YEARS! We have to respect your stripes, bars, and whatever you have on your collar, but the person behind the shirt is a PUTZ!

AM I GETTING CLOSE TO THE TRUTH? Do I need to continue? Anyone want to say I’m wrong? Anyone else want to add something?

1/28/2009 03:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the payouts are a scam.
if there was an investigative reporter left in this town they would have no problem following the money.
HINT : the lawers are connected and fed info on cases and "VICTIMS". some have to kick back and others are payback.
THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT THAT SMART !
the media in this town is that bought off.

1/28/2009 04:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep thats it. The "apathy". Lets face it, we are a Dept. that plain doesnt give a shit anymore.

Being a cop in this town is about one step down from being a dog catcher nowdays.

1/28/2009 04:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God help us and make it quick please.

1/28/2009 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think you went far enough SCC!!!. U didn't mention merit (clout) promotions that suck the life out of those who scored well. I placed in the 200's from the last Sgt's test and I'm not even close to getting promoted. I probably won't make it.

U didn't mention the dicks who have been stripped to the bare bone as far as staffing. They are shorter than anybody else. Some say thats good, plenty of OT. I don't want to live at the area. I have wife, house, and family!!! My life is more important than this BS!!!

U didn't mention completely inept ASA's who are scaired to approve any charges unless there is a signed confession or video evidence of the crime. That is unless the offender is a police officer.

I to could go on and on. The nanny state has created an atmosphere of apathy!!!!!!!!!!! There is no longer a reason to try other than personal pride. Pride is a sin by the way.

1/28/2009 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big News...some half a man has been impersonating the Mayor of Chicago! Oh, wait...nevermind...it's half wit Delay...I mean Daley.

1/28/2009 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please, go on...

1/28/2009 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every major scandal involving Law Enforcement, comes down to lack of proper supervision. This being said we ar down more than 10 Captains and 30 Lts. of which all the Capts. and 90% of the Lts. are from patrol. Theres you answer, Dickie?

1/28/2009 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Little Richie Shortshanks said...

I'M MAD AS HELL AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE ! ! ! !

1/28/2009 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again SCC brings more to light! The mayor the idiot he is,will not get anything crumpy hales is to powerful! Why does this happen? Simple really keep promoting incompetant goofs and here is what you get! Merit should never be used nothing but an excuse for politicians to get envelopes with cash to take care of their people ala blago!

1/28/2009 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While you're at it Mr. Mayor, I'd like an explanation too!!

Explain to me why the fuck you picked Jody Weiss to be our boss.

Explain to me what that jagoff Huberman has pictures of you doin to make you kiss his ass so hard your lips are chapped.

Explain to me how so many of our leaders are useless clout heavy pieces of shit with no clue of day to day policing.

Explain to me why I should do a god damn thing for you or this city when I haven't had a contract for 19 months or one worth wiping my ass with!

Explain to me why I have subpar equipment, no promtions that are truly merit, no backup b/c we're 3000 guys short on the street, or maybe you can just explain that to the Francis or Taylor families.
No one owes you a god damn thing Mr. Mayor b/c if you want something you usually just take it or steam roll someone who you have on the hook to do it or find out for you!

1/28/2009 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Ro said...

Part two of the movie "Catch Me If You Can." This kid is on his way. Watch, he will make Chief of Police somewhere..

1/28/2009 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here we go. The underlying cause of this totally demoralized dept. is now looking for scapegoats.

1/28/2009 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He wants an explanation! How about we get more police,how about he curbs the big d-3 details burke,treasurer and he has more coppers to the districts! He has armed valets,and is protected unlike most chicagoans that pay the tab! The kid he was really brillant to think he pulled this over a college graduate with 2+years on the job is amazing! The kid should be hired as an undercover buy officer why not? The suntime has it blasted all over the front pages,this is the biggest embarressment ever for cpd, and will be going on for a long time! We are the laughing stock of every newspaper in the world,shit the terroists are laughing at how easy it was! What if the kid asked the goofy partner "can i see you gun," most likely she would of said "sure" with tragic results. What is she had time on the end and the kid was allowed to patrol himself "homie would like that"! Talk about the biggest lawsuit ever, the asshole aldergoofs just paid out 2.2 million to a dead gangbangers family after an off duty p.o. shot him,when the punk did a home invasion on the coppers home what will eddie burke give out here? No contract,no cars,shit equipment,no manpower and now this! olympics? Hope not!

1/28/2009 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The apathy is what is seeping through my pores these days. I couldn't care less what happens to this city or department anymore. Thinking back it kind of sad cause I used to like my job :(

1/28/2009 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the mayor wants to know "where's the desk sergeant? The field lieutenant? The captain on duty? Are you kidding, you haven't promoted anyone in over a year. Desk sergeants, a rarity. Field lieutenant, non-existent. Captains, too busy doing everything else. CPD is short handed at EVERY rank. Manpower is so low, I actually appreciate the help the 14yr old was giving us!
The W/C was probably attending a CAPS meeting...what a stupid rule Jody....isn't that why we have "beat team leaders" CAPS Sgt's, Lt??

1/28/2009 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are our own worst enemy! I see why people feel we are a bunch of fkn morons! Who took the picture in lockup? How did the suntimes get their hands on it? Stop feeding these people ammo! Mistakes will be made, dont add fuel to the fire!

1/28/2009 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to joke " I stopped asking why a long time ago..." It is as if it makes sense-the department IS NOT going to do it..I agree, If I was called in to the desk and given Chewbacca to work with,,I would be okay,,whatever. NOTHING MAKES SENSE ANYMORE,,NOTHING SURPRISES US...I COULDNT GIVE A FLYING @@## ANYMORE!! I used to..I used to like my job and do my job well.....its sad,,thanks DALEY!

1/28/2009 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THERE IS NO PRIDE! WE WERE CHICAGO FINEST NOW WE JUST HIRING EVERYBODY! MORE CLOUT THAN EVER IN THE AGE OF TERRORISM! THE WORKERS GET DUMPED ON TO DO MORE WORK!ANOTHER NO CONTRACT! WHY DO THIS JOB? I WOULD RATHER GO BACK TO IRAQ AND FACE DEATH AT LEAST THERE I WAS RESPECTED BY MY FELLOW USMC AND THE ENEMY FEARED ME!!

1/28/2009 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 14 yr old's family brought their insurance from the mayor's brother. So he is in the clear.

1/28/2009 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone else want to add something?

1/28/2009 03:24:00 AM

Yeah, switch to decaf or seek counseling. Not that you are wrong in anything you said, but damn...you got some issues!

1/28/2009 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After that, feel free to comment all you will about what a desk officer really doesn't do.
-----------------------------------

Really? Hey thanks! Like the calls for a station assignment for the desk to get their lunch and then getting berated for not checking the order because one of the desk regulars, who by the way secured her spot because SHE HAS A FAMILY AND JUST NEEDS TO WORK 6 - 2 FOR THAT REASON, didn't get her fat free salad dressing so u now have to go back and get some?

Is that what u were talking about??

1/28/2009 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CooooooCKOOOO

1/28/2009 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to hate my days off. Now on my Friday I am already bummed out about having to come back!

1/28/2009 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous An Old Sergeant said...

Every PO should be assigned to work the desk for 30-90 days,
+++++++++++++++++++++
Even a PO with all sorts of street smarts would be as lost behind the desk. It takes at least 90 days to learn what you are doing back there. Putting an inexperienced PO back there is as bad as having a former fed runa big city police department.

1/28/2009 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey people its missy here and i'm mad as heck!!

1/28/2009 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This whole thing reminds me of the 19 year old kid who was impersonating a building inspector for the city, oh wait, the city actually hired him for that job.

1/28/2009 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/28/2009 03:24:00 AM

AMEN! Could have not been said any better.

1/28/2009 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wish he would of drove west of central ave. then my family could see a police car drive down their street.

1/28/2009 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I have talked with inspectors, off the record, and they don't hammer the dogs in the ghetto who don't save,cut their hair, wear big jewelry, big painted nails, with dreads, gym shoes, sweatpants, etc becaue the "powers that be" do not want them to fuck with the "minority" police. You can't have it both ways. Either you enforce the dress rules equally, or not at all."

There are PLENTY of fucked up uniforms being worn in the north side districts; granted, you won't see as many dreadlock hairstyles, but some commanders have had issue with them and were told to leave it alone because officers in other PDs have sued and won the right to wear them. But they have to worn in such a way that they do not dangle past the collar of the uniform. Some commanders and WCs enforce this, some do not, probably for being considered racially insensitive. It's more of an officer safety issue than anything else.

1/28/2009 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe this incident will open the Mayor's eyes to the fact that we have no credible leadership at the top of this Dept., and haven't had it for almost a year now. But the real question is, should the Mayor send Weis packing, who would be selected to run the Dept.? Would shortshanks then turn things over to Masters, or Huberman? Which would be worse? Let's have a vote, SCC!

1/28/2009 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

send them all to the Russian Front!

1/28/2009 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where was the desk Sgt?

He was on the street as a field sgt. probably juggling 8-12 cars while a PO worked as an acting desk sgt. Why? We're way down in the total number of sgts.

Where was the field Lt?

Great question! Who knows? The Lts are moved around this city more than anyone else. More than likely he was 4-5 districts away as the acting w/c in a place where he knew no one. Why? We are operating with nearly 40 less Lts than budgeted for.

Where was the captain?

First, the question is, was there a capt? since again, we're about 8-10 captains under budget. More than likely it was one of the traveling Lts from 4-5 districts away who didn't know anyone assigned there anyway.

And if the Capt was there, how can he keep his finger on the pulse when he may be acting w/c for multiple districts (due to the pilot schedule programs), e-mailing notifications to the brass, answering questions from the field sgts, desk people, POs entering his office; approvig arrest reports, TRRs, erps turnovers, inspecting the lock-up, etc, etc, etc. And that's if he's competent and not a merit appointee who is a complete goof.

Where was the problem?

Leadership. None at the top, none at the district level. A leader would do what has to be done to make sure that the "backbone" of the CPD was operating properly. If it was, this wouldn't have happened. But our "leadership" is too busy building a cadre of specialized units with fancy equipment to care about a lone district. That's part of your answer your answer. The other part is at the District level, the Commander, who more than likely was a J-Fed appointee who garners no respect. Need anyting else be said?

1/28/2009 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want an explanation from the mayor where all the money is. It is amazing he knos nothing about nothing starting with the hired truck scandal. He truly in untouchable he must have some really big dirt on some really big people. if he were in the private sector as a CEO of a company he would have been gone a long time ago. I WANT ANSWERES AS TO WHERE ALL MY TAX DOLLARS WENT FOR OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS. They take more and more and still are the worst, now Huberman is in charge, he sure did not do good with the CTA. If we use this example the commander of 003 should become the superintendent.

1/28/2009 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Area One is a Joke for security... rebuilt and all the new door locks and handles ahve fallen off. they fixed tehm with cheap bolts, to secure homicide offenders and such... real secure. not to mention they got rid of all the desk people due to lack of amn power to gaurd teh front entrance.

1/28/2009 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every major scandal involving Law Enforcement, comes down to lack of proper supervision. This being said we ar down more than 10 Captains and 30 Lts. of which all the Capts. and 90% of the Lts. are from patrol. Theres you answer, Dickie?

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Do you really believe this or are you in line for a promotion? The beauty of this job is you go out and do it and don't need supervision. I think the white shirts are running rampant in the comment section.When the new guy came in last year and dumped a bunch of exempts and put in his clout babies as per usuall there was all knids of crying in the comment section. I am sure by white shirts and there displaced minions. For the bulk of us who have no clout we don't care who is in charge. Meet the new boss same as the old one. The department has always been top heavy.Less chiefs more indians.

1/28/2009 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/28/2009 02:38:00 AM

The blueshirt should be getting out-of grade pay and the PBPA should be filing a grievance on this.

1/28/2009 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No sergeants allowed to work desk in 021 unless there are 4 sergeants on the street. We dont need four sergeants on the street!

1/28/2009 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not a police officer. Now i know that i dont need the years of training. All i have to do is walk down to my local division and a just start working. It must be easy. to the rest of you HONEST men and women, keep up the good work. Thank you

1/28/2009 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard that the P.O. who worked with him has filed a suit against the dept.for putting her in harms way working with this knucklehead?

1/28/2009 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Can we even recover from this?

1/28/2009 01:31:00 AM"


Yes.


Before cancerous tumors can be removed, they must first be identified and precisely located.

Before they can be identified and located, they must first be acknowledged to exist.

Before they can be acknowledged to exist, there must be symptoms of their existence, those symptoms being commonly called evidence of a diseased condition.

The present reality is an example of a diseased condition, once hidden below the surface, now being exposed to the light of day via having progressed to the stage where ugly tumors are visibly covering much of the surface of the body.


There are only three questions:

1. Will the patient now acknowledge the disease?

2. Does the patient want to live, or die?

3. Will the patient accept the treatments necessary to cure the disease, ie., to remove the cancerous tumors, before said tumors spread to those organs of the body vital to sustaining life?


Since the tumors seem to have convinced the body that they, the tumors, are more important to the body then the body itself, the answer to the question of 'Can we even recover from this?' depends entirely upon whether or not the body will continue to allow the tumors to remain, multiply and spread throughout the still healthy areas of the body.


(Feel free to substitute 'parasitical organisms' for 'tumors'.)

1/28/2009 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anyone else want to add something?

1/28/2009 03:24:00 AM"



The more they fuck with us, the stronger we get.


Anything less than that and we become ass toys.

1/28/2009 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Being a cop in this town is about one step down from being a dog catcher nowdays.

1/28/2009 04:59:00 AM"


Speak for yourself.


Oh, that's right, you just did.

1/28/2009 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"There is no longer a reason to try other than personal pride. Pride is a sin by the way.

1/28/2009 06:49:00 AM"


No, vanity is a sin.


Humble pride is a virtue.


Think about it.

1/28/2009 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO MAYOR.. WE DEMAND EXPLANATIONS!

1/28/2009 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You want explanations??? Lets talk about the crappy supervisors within the department. How about changing how people get promoted. A simple test does not make someone a leader. Like in 015 on 3rd watch, Sgt "Suspenders". This guy LOVES to micromanage and then has NO clue how to be the police. There are PPOs on the watch with more arrests then he has in a career. No one wants to do any work for him. And yet, he still doesn't realize it is because of him people dont want to work in 015. To Sgt "Suspenders": Get off your high horse and learn how to be the Police before you try to lead the Police.

1/28/2009 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just give me my backpay!!!!

1/28/2009 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how the coppers get screwed by getting gigged for minor infractions such as missing name plates and subjected to roll call inspections. But nothing will be done to improve our working conditions or safety. If we really want to screw this city and it's little evil mayor then we need to start making calls to OSHA. Maybe open a post about the poor conditions of the stations? We don't know if what we are all breathing in everyday may be slowly killing us.

1/28/2009 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a do-nothing, desk-dolly, really gets to enjoy, and make sure you work the radio room too, for all the fun and excitement. After that, feel free to comment all you will about what a desk officer really doesn't do
-----

Bo ho

Go back to your magazine and solitaire, chicken.

1/28/2009 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Wagers,

What will be the next CPD fiasco and when?

1/28/2009 01:32:00 AM

The airports:
Later this year when IAD releases their findings on airport time thievery.

1/28/2009 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JFed payback?

Another cop charged in towing scam

Another Chicago police officer has been charged in an ongoing federal investigation into bribery in the towing business in the city.

Officer Jimmie Akins was arrested this morning, according to the U.S. attorney's office, and was scheduled to make a court appearance this afternoon.

The FBI was expected to release details later in the day.

Akins took money to steer people to preferred towing businesses in the 18th District, officials said. According to a complaint filed in the case, Akins took $2,300 in bribes in 2005.

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/01/another-cop-charged-in-towing-scam.html

1/28/2009 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hubey gets a warm Chicago welcome.

Newly-installed Chicago Public Schools chief Ron Huberman today was booed by a crowd of parents, teachers and community officials upset about plans to close and reorganize 22 schools.

1/28/2009 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to worry, this 14 yr old will be a boss one day on this job!!!!!

1/28/2009 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9 CCDOC inmates injured in a jail brawl.


"There's something going on between these two gangs out on the street that's spilling over to the jail," said Cook County sheriff's police spokesman Steve Patterson. If this is true, officers watch yourselves out there.

1/28/2009 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everything is going to be fine, the Saviour is coming home.

Barack Obama may return to Chicago for a home visit as early as mid-February, during a time when Illinois will be awash in celebrations marking Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday.

Now, they are going to turn Abe's Bday into an Obama Fest.

1/28/2009 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE PROBLEM CAN BE SOLVED, NO MORE MERIT PROMOTIONS AND SEND THE WANT-A-BE POLICE, J-FED ON HIS WAY.

1/28/2009 02:16:00 PM  
Blogger Robyn McIntyre said...

From the amount of passion it's clear you all love your city. It's too bad its government continues to disappoint. It's also telling that all of the comments are submitted anonymously - are city bureaucrats that petty and vengeful?

1/28/2009 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somebody get the kid out of Juvie so he can crack the double homicide at 6817 S. Indiana Ave.

1/28/2009 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is nuts. Going up to another blue shirt, with a lot less time than me many times, to get stuff approved by them?? Gimme a break.
Make some dam sgts already or whatever.
1/28/2009 02:38:00 AM
so because you have more time you automatically know more? you'll be exempt they feel because they are a higher rank they know more than everyone below them. You are part of the problem, come on people wake the fuck up...

1/28/2009 02:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen peeps....fuck this city...fuck the mayor...fuck the department...fuck the do nothings...only worry about you and other working police...it is simple when you look at it this way....who cares about this 14 yr old and all this other media shit...pop some jiffy pop, sit back, and enjoy the show...we know how the public perceives us in these times....why fight it? Most of the public are clueless and don't have the stomach to really do what we do ( those of us that actually do, you know who you are). They know it and are for the most part, just jealous of our authority, job security, and pension. Enjoy the few benefits you get and live long enough to get that pension...if you were the real police in your time on CPD you will retire with plenty of self-respect, self-pride, and plenty of life experiences. To all you crying bitches, why don't you quit talking tough guy shit on the blog when you know you really lick envelopes on 35th street. I'd rather ride with an eager clueless officer than one with no balls...remember we were all clueless at one time...but you cant train guts...now excuse me, I have a turkey pot pie in the oven.

1/28/2009 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody Weis, fbi, no street experience, = SUPT.
Ron Huberman, masters degree, but no teacing experience, = Head of the schools
Dam I take two to three dumps a day but have never rodded a sewer i should be Dept Supt of Waste managment...come on mayor promote me...

1/28/2009 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

any teachers out there how does it feel to have a person with education but no education experience leading you? Welcome to the world of the CPD you have your Huberman we have our J-fed, fbi trained but no street credit.

1/28/2009 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone think the SGT, LT, or CAPT will take any disciplinary action! If they do, it will be one of those "WINK, WINK, PAR forms, just sign it so everyone sees it go through and then we will shit can it!

1/28/2009 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the amount of passion it's clear you all love your city. It's too bad its government continues to disappoint. It's also telling that all of the comments are submitted anonymously - are city bureaucrats that petty and vengeful?

Yup. They are. Lots of people lose their spots, watches and assignments if they rock the boat.

1/28/2009 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AM I GETTING CLOSE TO THE TRUTH? Do I need to continue? Anyone want to say I’m wrong? Anyone else want to add something?

1/28/2009 03:24:00 AM

THIS GUY HITS IT ONE THE HEAD.
A WHITE SHIRT.

1/28/2009 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AM I GETTING CLOSE TO THE TRUTH? Do I need to continue? Anyone want to say I’m wrong? Anyone else want to add something?

Yeah, shut the hell up and drink de-caf .......

1/28/2009 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFFTOPIC NO MORE FREE COFFEE AT STARBUCKS -POSTED A NET LOSS CUTTING 6K JOBS IN NXT FEW WEEKS SORRRY DANNY MCDOUGHNUT

1/28/2009 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
No sergeants allowed to work desk in 021 unless there are 4 sergeants on the street. We dont need four sergeants on the street!

1/28/2009 12:12:00 PM

REALLY? ISNT 021 THE DISTRICT THAT SHUTS THE DOORS AFTER EACH ROLL CALL? NO LOCK UP? NO ONE BEING LOCKED UP? GO TO A WORKING DISTRICT TO SEE REAL PROBLEMS.... I DONT THINK YOU NEED A DESK CREW THERE!

1/28/2009 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Something like this happened in 015, 2003. M/1 comes in talks to the Commander Lorenzo "I hate white people" Davis. Tells him he is studying to be the police, so Davis gives this guy full access to the station. Gives him radio and has him assisting the tact team with their prisoners. This guy was there for days doing this. Finally someone checks on this guy and finds out he's a mental. Davis covers it up and no arrest made. Move to 2008 Branch court at area 4, M/1 walks in tells ASA he is a law student sent to work the court. ASA introduces him to Judges and he continues to work in the court for almost a week. Same guy. Got caught because a bunch of court files were missing during the lunch break. He stoled a bunch of the files and left the building and then came back. CC calls tact office in 011 and ask for someone to lock this guy up. Guy tells PO where he dumped the files and they are recovered. He is locked up but I don't recall hearing about it in the media. This guy did the same thing at Branch Ct at A/5.

1/28/2009 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's mad at Weis but Daley LOVES Huberman. Daley says "he sleeps better at night" with Huberman in charge.

Hmmmmm?

1/28/2009 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AM I GETTING CLOSE TO THE TRUTH? Do I need to continue? Anyone want to say I’m wrong? Anyone else want to add something?

1/28/2009 03:24:00 AM

Honey, I feel so bad that your job winds you up like this. If I was your wife I would fuck the livin' shit out of you.

I gotta stop reading this blog.


---not a cop

1/28/2009 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He wants answers?

Ok

1. The majority of the command staff including the Supt are incompetent and way over their heads.

2. Merit promotions.

3. shortage of manpower. Sometimes PO's Sgts and especially LTS. are detailed to other districts. BEcause of this FACT its feasible somewould unfamiliar can show up to work.

4. Lazy desk personnel. Most dont want to do anything or check anything.

5. access to staions made easy due to CRAPS explorers and the Bums. Seriously, these smelly bums that are allowed to stay in the station...most are crazy......and who know WHAT weapons they might have.

One day one WILL wake up and go postal inside the station...

and again the Mayor will demand answers. Hopefully someone can get to the locked up assault rifles in time.

1/28/2009 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/28/2009 02:20:00 PM

Robin,

We all love Chicago and are committed to serving and protecting its inhabitants, but we all hate the the political chicanery in Chicago. It is hard to explain the power of the "Chicago Machine", to someone who is not a lifelong Chicagoan or who has resided here for sometime.

Chicago just put a President in the White House and you will soon see Chicago style politics up close.

As for remaining anonymous, that is the only way to safely critique the CPD, without retribution. The bosses and powers-that-be, hate this blog and its ability to focus upon issues. This blog allows officers a place to safely vent their frustrations and disappointment. This blog also allows for great work and officer valor to be commended.

I love Santa Cruz btw, I hope that answers your questions.

1/28/2009 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF the mayor truly wants answers, maybe the media should refer him to SCC for the truth.

1/28/2009 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The real truth?? No one gives a fuck anymore...

1/28/2009 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Synopsis of MY CAREER with the CPD is best summoned up now by Bob Dylan in this quote from one of his songs.......

"People are crazy and times are strange, I'm locked in tight I'm out of range.....I used to CARE but things have changed!"
Dylan



THE CPD!!!!

WHAT A FUCKING FREAK SHOW!

Who's NEXT? Whats NEXT???

CAN I GROW MY GOATEE BACK OR IS IT STILL CONSIDERED INTIMIDATING??

OLD 153

1/28/2009 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Heard that the P.O. who worked with him has filed a suit against the dept.for putting her in harms way working with this knucklehead?

1/28/2009 12:48:00 PM
-----------------------------------
Good move on her part. This person obviously isn't the brightest bulb but realizes that as a blue shirt, she will be the scape goat. In reality, its not her job to check the credentials and uniform of her partner. Still though...wow! how don't you figure out the guy next to you is in 8th. Grade!?!

1/28/2009 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Barack Obama may return to Chicago for a home visit as early as mid-February, during a time when Illinois will be awash in celebrations marking Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday.


1/28/2009 02:08:00 PM"


Great timing.

He can give the kid a pardon, then daley can offer the kid the burger queen's spot.

Wonder if the kid will have enough sense to turn the midget down?

1/28/2009 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If we use this example the commander of 003 should become the superintendent.

1/28/2009 11:34:00 AM"


Don't give the stuttering prick any ideas.....

1/28/2009 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"1/28/2009 10:58:00 AM"


The midget's eyes are open, it's just that his eyes are connected to his brain, which is located directly adjacent to his scrotum.


Kind of difficult for him to see much beyond his own ass vent.

1/28/2009 05:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Yeah, switch to decaf or seek counseling. Not that you are wrong in anything you said, but damn...you got some issues!

1/28/2009 09:26:00 AM"



Actually, if you think these are only someone's personal 'issues', you should switch back to straight black, heavy on the sugar, and dump the one on one sessions with your shrink.

1/28/2009 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Know of more and more CPD guys leaving for suburban departments. Who can blame them?

1/28/2009 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

explanation to mayor
i didnt pick this commander and merit captains , you did

1/28/2009 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Capt Globicki in 004 on the medical and you can believe the
2nd watch is getting back to normal. Karma's a bitch after you f*ck with people and now it's your turn. Just retire, nobody wants you here.

1/28/2009 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somebody get the kid out of Juvie so he can crack the double homicide at 6817 S. Indiana Ave.

1/28/2009 02:25:00 PM

You guys are some funny motherfuckers. Really.

---not a cop

1/28/2009 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY LETS GIVE THE KID SOME CREDIT FOR HIS WHOLE POLICE CAREER HE NEVER WENT ON THE MEDICAL UNLIKE MY PARRTNER hahahahahahahahaha

1/28/2009 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The thing that worries me is the copper who didn't notice he had an unarmed partner.
Maybe I'm old and off the street awhile but I always noticed things like that.

1/28/2009 07:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I was your wife I would fuck the livin' shit out of you.

---not a cop

1/28/2009 03:51:00 PM

Thanks for the support but hope that (in addition to being "not a cop") you're not a dude....

1/28/2009 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Something like this happened in 015, 2003. M/1 comes in talks to the Commander Lorenzo "I hate white people" Davis. Tells him he is studying to be the police, so Davis gives this guy full access to the station. Gives him radio and has him assisting the tact team with their prisoners. This guy was there for days doing this. Finally someone checks on this guy and finds out he's a mental. Davis covers it up and no arrest made. Move to 2008 Branch court at area 4, M/1 walks in tells ASA he is a law student sent to work the court. ASA introduces him to Judges and he continues to work in the court for almost a week. Same guy. Got caught because a bunch of court files were missing during the lunch break. He stoled a bunch of the files and left the building and then came back. CC calls tact office in 011 and ask for someone to lock this guy up. Guy tells PO where he dumped the files and they are recovered. He is locked up but I don't recall hearing about it in the media. This guy did the same thing at Branch Ct at A/5.

1/28/2009 03:39:0

Know the incident u r talking about but Lorenzo wasnt the DC in 2003. happened earlier maybe 2001.

1/28/2009 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the 1:14 p.m. poster:
I wholeheartedly agree with you that everyone should be required to work the desk for at least a few weeks of their training. Working the desk in a busy district with automated case reporting and arrests,outside units making arrests,lockup, inventories up the ass and homeless wandering around is not the soft job that some seem to think it is. It's not reading the newspaper and eating bon-bons. Yes there are quieter times but there are also plenty instances of utter insanity. Try not to criticize unless you've walked a mile in their shoes.
I had a nice suburban gentleman in making out an accident report a few weeks ago. It was one of those utter chaos times i.e. a million things going on at once, phones ringing off the hook etc. He seemed amazed by it all and asked me if it was always this busy. I told him not always but quite often. He just kind of shook his head and said it's never like this in suburban police stations. The man hit it right on the head. There's just a huge difference in the way suburban police stations are built and operate than our Chicago districts.
Uncle Ritchie are you listening? J-Fraud are you there? I assure you that district security would be most adequately addressed by making each district much more like a suburban police station. No more homeless hanging around spreading their funk and disease. No more countless civilian and civilian dressed personnel wandering around without any I.D's displayed.
Yes I know Ritchie this may require you to part with some of that cash you have squirreled away for the Olympics but it comes down to this. Are you outraged enough to shore up station security or will you be satisfied with a typical C.P.D. knee-jerk reaction that will do virtually nothing but fuck with the troops? It's your call Ritchie what's it going to be?

1/28/2009 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"explanation to mayor
i didnt pick this commander and merit captains , you did"

Not true! J-Fed picked all the new Cmdrs who were promoted in March of last year. He received and examined "resumes" from a large number of high ranking POs before deciding how he would re-arrange the deck chairs. Lillie is HIS problem! More importantly, this latest crap is NOT Lillie's problem! She wasn't on duty, and she definitely wasn't "managing"
3rd watch. Obviously, the people she left there to do it weren't doing such a great job either, and Lillie might go down in flames over it, but she can't be held accountable for an obvious failure to manage by her supervisors assigned to the 3rd watch (along with an adult female who obviously doesn't know the difference between a kid and a man).

1/28/2009 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Commander Lorenzo "I hate white people" Davis."

I don't think Lorenzo hated white people at all. I think he was a guy who remained purposely aloof so that people couldn't get close enough to see how stupid/ incompetent he was. Kind of like the inner circle bosses of the CPD today.

1/28/2009 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Then he went to work on CPD, using this "manager" mania of his and coupling it with the usual "big money" comments, the resentment-of-class angle he never fails to play."

I heard those comments too, and it got me wondering where the great idea came from to separate the 1st Deputy Supt.'s office into two distinct "Asst. Superintendents."
It then dawned on me that it had to be DALEY's IDEA. Even Weis and Masters couldn't have conceived such an idiotic move.

1/28/2009 08:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Robin,

We all love Chicago and are committed to serving and protecting its inhabitants, but we all hate the the political chicanery in Chicago. It is hard to explain the power of the "Chicago Machine", to someone who is not a lifelong Chicagoan or who has resided here for sometime.

Chicago just put a President in the White House and you will soon see Chicago style politics up close.<<<

Wait till the whole country sees Daley's influence. He has driven the city broke, but wants the new president to, "Think outside the box..." when it comes to national finance policy. Daley wants Obama to lease and sell off national assets for short term gains.

What he really wants is to make friends rich running such things as the interstate highway system, or Yellowstone National Park or would youwant to buy one of the Great Lakes? Daley has driven the city broke and he can't blame the previous administration.

We are in for bad times.

Stay safe, and vote.

1/28/2009 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Jody is finished in Chicago.

Alderman wants Weis to discuss fake cop

A strong ally of Mayor Richard Daley called Wednesday for the mayor's police superintendent to appear before aldermen to discuss how a 14-year-old boy tricked officers into accepting him as one of their own for several hours last week.
Ald. Isaac Carothers (29th), the chairman of the City Council's Police and Fire Committee, wants Police Supt. Jody Weis to appear at a meeting of his committee on Feb. 6 to answer questions about the incident.

"The citizens of Chicago want to know what happened," Carothers said in a statement. "Someone has to account for the fact that no sworn member of the department caught him before it reached this level."

Weis scheduled a news conference for Thursday morning to address the issue.

The boy, who has been charged as a juvenile for impersonating an officer, walked into the Grand Crossing District station, 7040 S. Cottage Grove Ave., dressed in a fake Chicago police uniform. He partnered with another police officer for about five hours before the fraud was detected.

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/01/carothers-weis-impersonating-officer.html

1/28/2009 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I was your wife I would fuck the livin' shit out of you.

---not a cop

1/28/2009 03:51:00 PM

Thanks for the support but hope that (in addition to being "not a cop") you're not a dude....

1/28/2009 07:36:00 PM

---not a cop and female.

Hope you're feelin' better.

1/28/2009 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After 18 months at CPS, Booberman will move to CFD for 13-24 months,
then take over CPD for the Olympics.

Unless 'shnaks dumps J-Fed early. then maybe skip CFD.

1/28/2009 09:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil Cline lost his job because an off duty copper got drunk and biffed a barmaid. Cline was held accountable for his behavior. By that standard, JFed is even more culpable - this all happened at a police station, in a squad car by all on duty personnell. As others have pointed out, this is directly traceable to faulty management decisions and policies. JFed put Burger Queen in the 3rd District. He has seen her antics and incompitence and knows she does not belong there - YET HE TOOK NO ACTION. He probably doesn't know the stations are filled with bums b/c he never had to trip over them on his way to work. (Do you see any in the lobby at HQ?) Well THAT IS ALSO HIS FAULT B/C HE NEVER TOOK THE TIME TO VISIT THE STATIONS AND LEARN THE JOB FROM THE GROUND UP. (Yeah, I know, that usually takes at least 20 years) Now ShortShanks has seen that the JFed Experiment was a horrible mistake. The CPD is spinning out of control with no leadershiip. All attempts to correct the problem have failed, surrounding JFed with "Real Police", substituting Masters as Chief of Staff (Masters can do Daley's bidding - but he is no more the police than JFed (although he thinks he is), phony "Ive got your back" videos using upper command staff to shill for him, etc. None of this can work - the cat is out of the bag. Only question, how long will this debacle continue - Olympics may force him to swallow hard, admit he made a mistake and install a real leader (are there any left?)

1/28/2009 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are all CHICKEN SHITS for hiding out on Blogs at night and not doing something about DALEY.

You can say all you want about all the b.s. that goes on, the hubieman appointments to the most critical depts in the city, the corruption, the stupidity.

It all boils down to one MAN,a nd he is not invincible - Richie Daley.

Stop pissing in the wind and start doing something about HIM.

1/28/2009 09:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stop disarming the police in certain courts, putting them in harms way. wtf !@#$%^

the desk crew in 003 couldnt hear shorty say im 14 years old and i want to be the police. it was because they had the rap music way too loud and most had their heads burried shoveling food in their faces while on their 3rd lunch of the tour.

1/28/2009 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the person who shot the cell phone photo of the juvenile subject handcuffed to the wall which found its way onto the front page of the Sun-Times.

You, are a fool who deserves to be fired. I can just imagine you going HE-HE! giggling pressing the button and sending the picture to ten of your friends, who then sent it to ten of their friends and so on.

So this picture is on the front page of the Sun-Times, and it does show that this kid does looks older than 14.

First off it is a violation of the Juvenile Justice Act as it is an infringement of rights to photograph or to release a photograph of a juvie in custody.

Now they should fire the Managing Editor and Photo Editor, fine the Sun-Times for knowingly publishing that photo. That I don’t have a problem with.

It is against regulations to carry a camera, or binoculars while on duty without permission of your commanding officer. Again, it will be asked where was the W.C, the Dicks, and now your partner..

The photo was not shot on the public way, as the kid left court or the Audy Home, it was shot in a CPD facility. The kid will probably be able describe the person (I assume a police officer), who shot the photo, and more than one person may have done this.

So it was illegal and against regulations to shoot the photo and distribute it. Now here is the kicker, certainly this will be a Ghetto Lottery Ticket, and you have involved yourself in it big time. So protect your property, resign, get out of town, hide, do what ever.

In the lawsuits I have seen against officers and the department, the lawyers have demanded the officer’s PRIVATE cell phone number and service carrier. So far that has been successfully denied to parties suing the city and officers have kept their private phones and their records private. But, in this case, the officer’s private cell phone is the instrument of the violation of rights. So from now on, when a lawyer wants an officer’s private cell records, he can quote the precedent that will be set with of Richardson vs. City of Chicago.

1/28/2009 09:27:00 PM  
Blogger ANGRY PIG said...

1:32 A.M. said"What could top this". Sit back and relax, watch the show cause you ain't seen nothin yet.Trust me, my brother, it WILL get worse.

1/28/2009 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

""Something like this happened in 015, 2003. M/1 comes in talks to the Commander Lorenzo "I hate white people" Davis. Tells him he is studying to be the police, so Davis gives this guy full access to the station. Gives him radio and has him assisting the tact team with their prisoners. This guy was there for days doing this. Finally someone checks on this guy and finds out he's a mental. Davis covers it up and no arrest mad""

Remember this incident too, probably the best thing we did though was kick the guy out the back door. No media, no nothing;
all a big 19P. BTW boys and girls, Lorenzo is now with IPRA.....

1/28/2009 09:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The way this citizen reader sees it, the Mayor demands answers. Are the people directly responsible for this what you folks call Merit Promotions? If so, it would seem to the outside observer that in fact the Mayor himself is responsible. He need look no further than in a mirror to see who is responsible. That simpleton has allowed incompetent people to receive undeserved promotions not based on knowledge or abilty but something else that includes incompetence among other things. Maybe if Huberman doesn't work out at the CPS as the Reverands are lining up, the Mayor can bring him back into CPD management.

1/28/2009 09:37:00 PM  
Blogger ANGRY PIG said...

As I was watching the news this story came on, the a Blago story came on. An older man in the bar started laughing and said,"If this wasn't so funny it would be embarrassing."He is right just think of your property taxes and all of the bullshit city,state and county fees as your price of admission.Sit back and enjoy the show.What other choice do you have?

1/28/2009 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous I fear his adolescence said...

It's also telling that all of the comments are submitted anonymously - are city bureaucrats that petty and vengeful?

Yes. Absolutely. Ask Jimmy Carroll.
He's king of the backstabbers and jester of revenge.

1/28/2009 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone please explain to me how this 14yoa's picture and name got in the news and paper. There is a supposed security camera shot of him in lockup in his "uniform". Call me crazy but did CPD just violate just about every aspect of the Ill. Juv. Court Act by releasing a juvenile delinquent's name and photo to the media? If this got out from his momma, then the City has a leg to stand on in the ensuing lawsuit, if someone in CPD released this, his momma gonna be rich...And we will all be footing the bill for further stupidity.

1/28/2009 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If I was your wife I would fuck the livin' shit out of you.

---not a cop

1/28/2009 03:51:00 PM

Thanks for the support but hope that (in addition to being "not a cop") you're not a dude....

1/28/2009 07:36:00 PM

---not a cop and female.

Hope you're feelin' better.

1/28/2009 08:58:00 PM

Heartbeat and breathing, warm to the touch...human?

1/29/2009 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if someone in CPD released this, his momma gonna be rich...And we will all be footing the bill for further stupidity.

1/28/2009 10:59:00 PM

There is always some idiot who does something like this and makes a bad situation worse because he thinks it will be cool or funny to show it around. Whoever took the photo better pray to god that they dont trace it back to him (which probably wouldnt be that difficult). Thanks for pouring salt in the wound ass.
As far as the lottery thing, his momma already released photos of him to the papers and is talking freely about this so it will be hard to show damages from the photo. But still will get something out of the deal.

1/29/2009 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can take that to the bank.

1/29/2009 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huberman will be the supt. of police after October when Jfed gets the axe after the Olympic decesion is made.

1/29/2009 02:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robyn McIntyre said...
From the amount of passion it's clear you all love your city. It's too bad its government continues to disappoint. It's also telling that all of the comments are submitted anonymously - are city bureaucrats that petty and vengeful?

They are the most vindictive people you'd ever have the displeasure of knowing. I can only descripe them as being hateful and vicious people who lack in empathy and compassion. They go out of their way to hurt others and are hippocrites. If someone with connections makes a mistake, they accept human frailities. If someone unconnected does the same thing they are punished without mercy. Decent people have been run out of their jobs and have been financially destroyed by these political bastards. Yes people are afraid of them with good reason.

1/29/2009 03:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe open a post about the poor conditions of the stations? We don't know if what we are all breathing in everyday may be slowly killing us.

1/28/2009 01:38:00 PM

How 'bout it, SCC? Open a post and let us have at it!

1/29/2009 04:38:00 AM  
Anonymous trixy said...

Nuf sed

1/29/2009 06:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe open a post about the poor conditions of the stations? We don't know if what we are all breathing in everyday may be slowly killing us.

1/28/2009 01:38:00 PM

How 'bout it, SCC? Open a post and let us have at it!

1/29/2009 04:38:00 AM

__________________

I can't wait for the return of the mosquitoes to 018 in the spring...the toaster strudel in the second floor vending machine is stale, maybe Sgt. M. could load up the Cadi and put some fresh ones in his tact office concession booth...

1/29/2009 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Heartbeat and breathing, warm to the touch...human?

1/29/2009 12:30:00 AM"


Well, are you?

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

Here's the explaination ,Mr. Mayor:
You and all your inept political Hacks are at fault for this as much as the personnel directly involved, you meddlesome little GOOF....

1/29/2009 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time for incentives to let the burnt-out old-timers pension out, and then recruit new people for CPD P.O's directly from the Military, not kiddy-college, the hiding place for Pussys. Get proven workers, not kids who want to sit in front of a Computer all day or night.

Old Wheelgunner

1/29/2009 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time for J-Fed to Go?????
How about, time for DALEY to Go...

1/29/2009 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Supervisors are too set in their positions, and should be rotated more frequently. This will help, and also keep them from constantly taking care of their buddies working under them, and giving fair treatment to all, not just the good spots to their friends, and friends of a friend, as Shitcago is all about politics from the ground up. It will help all Supervisors be more aware of different aspects of their job, and to treat all fairly, not just some far more favorably than others. For proof, just look at the "Meri-Clout-orious Promotions, and the amount of Dept. Awards given to certain people. How can someone working in a slow Northside District have many more Awards in their Personnel Files than someone working their ass off every day in an ultra-violent and busy South Side District? Impossible? Not in Crooked-Ville CPD. How about the overtime? How can slow District people and inside house mouses be racking up so many Comp Time Hours and Money as opposed to working Police making pinches and going to court on their off-days and time? Does the IAD EVER audit P.O's and find out why this occurs? Interview them about the amount of OT they have on the Books as opposed to their do-nothing positions? NO. Instead, the Department sends the Pimp Inspectors to Courts to fuck with the Working Police, for Cops being in the Court Lunchroom or hallways during recesses from Court. What an entirely Phoney Operation this place is.

1/29/2009 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/28/2009 03:24:00 AM

Honey, I feel so bad that your job winds you up like this. If I was your wife I would fuck the livin' shit out of you.

I gotta stop reading this blog.


---not a cop

1/28/2009 03:51:00 PM

Its me, the one that’s all "Wound up"! Let me put it this way:
#1) Save a horse, ride this cowboy! ;-) (P.S., only hot women need apply!)

#2) This once use to be a great job! I loved coming to work, and I loved doing this job. To an extent, I still love doing this job. However, when you see all the bullshit that goes on, at an hourly basis, the stupidity, ineptitude, it will get to you. People talk about “The STRESS of being a police officer”, do we have stress, oh hell yes, but it usually alleviates itself once we get out of the station, and away from some of these bosses. That’s not to say all bosses on our job are bad, but the good ones seem fewer and farer in between!

Prime example: Bosses (J-Fed, and the upper echelon) think the way to solve this problem is “Stand up roll calls” and “Uniform Inspections” Great, fine, we SHOULD be in the proper uniform, but, allow me to translate: Hammer the Officers for minor bullshit uniform infractions. By the way, talk about an EXCELENT way to boost up our already “through the roof” morale we have here! (I think I just vomited in my mouth a little.)

How about this: Bosses knowing WHO THEY HAVE WORKING FOR THEM! A good boss SHOULD know who he has working for them. Name, face, where they are from. Just little things like that might help! (Ya think?!?)

Allow me to further explain; NOBODY and I mean NO-FUCKING-BODY moves anywhere on this job without a piece of paper! A transfer order, a notice, SOMETHING with your name on it and a signature from up-above! You don’t just show up wherever, whenever you please. If that were the case, I’d have been in a unit, or promoted, LONG, LONG, time ago!
Which brings us back to the whole “INEPTITUDE, INCOMPETENTS, APATHY, NO TRUST and NO COMMON SENSE!” portion of the original post.
Allow me to phrase it a little different: We don’t take an I.Q. test to get on this job! Sit down and listen, I mean listen, to any cop that’s been on for a while. Listen to some of the stories about the dumb shit that SOME cops pull off! You’d be afraid that some of them are still caring guns! It gets even funnier when some of them get promoted!

Then when dumb shit, like a 14 year old riding around for HOURS in a squadcar, goes on, all the hard work, the good arrests, the bad-guys caught, the cops that got hurt, or killed on this job, the countless times we have risked OUR lives, OUR saftey, so that YOUR saftey, and life cam be just a little better. Well, all of that hard work... seems to get tarnished, or sullyed, just a little.

You can still "fuck the livin' shit out of" me all you want, I'm game! Lets go! But what I'd settle for is if you would go up to the next hand full of Cops you see, look them in the eye, smile, and say "Thanks". I think we'd all like that!

1/29/2009 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if someone in CPD released this, his momma gonna be rich...And we will all be footing the bill for further stupidity.


How when Mama held up his school color picture the day after this happened??

1/29/2009 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the lawsuits I have seen against officers and the department, the lawyers have demanded the officer’s PRIVATE cell phone number and service carrier. So far that has been successfully denied to parties suing the city and officers have kept their private phones and their records private. But, in this case, the officer’s private cell phone is the instrument of the violation of rights. So from now on, when a lawyer wants an officer’s private cell records, he can quote the precedent that will be set with of Richardson vs. City of Chicago.

1/28/2009 09:27:00 PM

You can be sure that kid knows who shot the picture of him. He was looking straight into the camera!

1/29/2009 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody gives a fuck because of Shortshanks.

1/29/2009 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"(P.S., only hot women need apply!)

1/29/2009 01:52:00 PM"


You're obviously not desperate enough, yet.

1/29/2009 06:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"But what I'd settle for is if you would go up to the next hand full of Cops you see, look them in the eye, smile, and say "Thanks". I think we'd all like that!

1/29/2009 01:52:00 PM"


You forgot to end with:

"And say Cooter sent you."

1/29/2009 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Time for J-Fed to Go?????
How about, time for DALEY to Go...

1/29/2009 12:47:00 PM"


Well, since the daley/madigan group just succeeded in bullshitting the republicans into helping them remove the thorn in their side, and replaced that thorn with the pillsbury doughboy, thus rendering the entire state a default democratic party of cook county dictatorship, unless the citizens of this city and county miraculously triple the size of their brains and vote out ALL republicans AND democrats in the next election, the midget, except in the case of a sudden, overpowering breakdown of the blood vessels in his brain, ain't going nowhere anytime soon.


Daley will have to pull a stroger, and do so well before the next election, for there to be any chance of him leaving office involuntarily.

1/29/2009 06:52:00 PM  

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