Thursday, January 29, 2009

Weis on Hot Seat - Again

  • Police Superintendent Jody Weis will be placed on the City Council hot seat for the second time in six months, this time to explain how a 14-year-old police impersonator managed to scam his way onto the streets for a five-hour tour of duty.

    “When you consider the security risk and the potential for disaster-for the young boy, the Chicago Police Department and Chicago residents, it’s clear we deserve some answers,” Police Committee Chairman Isaac Carothers (29th) said in a news release today.

    “Someone has to account for the fact that no sworn member of the department caught him before it reached this level. … This represents a serious breakdown in police security and operational procedures, which should not happen in the nation's third-largest city.”

But Ike will tone it down for another "merit" promotion for his brother. That would make four? "Merit" has done more to kill this department than most other causes we can think of.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The WC had a major role in this, he is the main one responsible but will put if off on the PO or Sgt. He will wash his hands of this cluster fuck. He makes the big bucks, hold him accountable after all he is THE WATCH COMMANDER

1/29/2009 12:11:00 AM  
Blogger Rue St. Michel said...

How about other things that shouldn't be "happening in the nation's 3rd largest city"?

* A police department that runs out of contact cards - citywide!

* A police department that is short 1,000 officers

* A police department that doesn't have enough cars for its officers to patrol

* A police department that doesn't have enough PDT (computers) for the cars that ARE operational

* A police department that doesn't have enough working radios for each of its working officers

* A police department that promotes and rewards incompetence through a slanted "merit" program?

Sure ... let's get all worked up about some 14 year old goof who snuck on the job for a few hours - all while Rome burns.

1/29/2009 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous LAPA For Life said...

Anonymous said...
my district (marquette) doesnt have the cool red "do not enter" signs, we have a photo copied do not enter sign taped to the door and a handicapped access button, i guess so a line of armed gunmen can storm thru unobstructed instead of having to hold the door for each other.

1/28/2009 11:18:00 AM

To the asshat from the 010th District... Handicapped access is not a joke... IT IS THE LAW ! The Handicapped Access button is not there "so a line of armed gunmen can storm thru unobstructed". It is there "so a line of HANDICAPPED ARMED GUNMEN can storm thru unobstructed".

Secondly, your Commander is obviously on his way up the ladder. By copying "the cool red 'do not enter' signs", the D/C saved $200+ for the Mayor's Olympic Mad Money Fund. These savings add up and may eventually earn him enough points for an Olympic Lap Dance!

1/28/2009 08:06:00 PM

Commander Zavala? That would be a LAPA Dance!

1/29/2009 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyman for himself!!! seems that this has been the way of everyone for the last several if not longer years. who gives a fuck! we dont have a contract,AGAIN! for 19 months now (no differant) than previous contracts. Morale is at an all time low, The prick mayor keeps sticking it to us with our high taxes, more hours and 6 days!!!bullshit ass equipment.our dept. has become, although I believe has been a laughing stock of a joke. Yeah you want the olympics. FUCK YOU I hope WE DONT GET IT. Give us a salary we deserve and a contract that shows we are respected. until then, why dont you go and be accountable for the black eye that you've given Chicago in past years- Meigs Field,Hired Truck Scandel (where you claimed you dont know what goes on all over the diff dept's ) HELLO ASS WIPE!!! YOU'RE D MAYOR SO YOU SHOULD BE ACCOUNTABLE JAGOFF. Oh thats right the agg batt that your prick son committed in Michigan, where he was never CHARGED!!! We're no prouder of your puppet J-Fed than we are of you but before you start pointing fingers, Look in the mirror. You put him there, Until you start helping us out by making us look like a real police dept. u deserve to be embarassed. I'm so pissed off I dont even know if i'm making any sense anymore !!!!

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

Hey Jody,just tell the truth. This would not happen on the north side and it wouldn't happen on the south side if CPD wasn't forced to hire and promote all the MUTTS. Just tell the truth. The truth shall set you free.Hopefully,sooner thsn later.
Am I lying? I thought not.

1/29/2009 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC, Lt. Anthony Carothers earned his promotion by busting his hump as a Sgt. in Personnel for years! He pushed a LOT of paper! Now, he's earning his next promotion by running the 002nd district Tact teams into the ground. Morale is the worst it's been back there in years, and that's saying something because we've seen the likes of The Burger Queen in charge! Let's make a rule: No MERIT bosses are to be given spots where they ACTUALLY have to directly supervise ACTUAL working police. Hey Tony, go back to Personnel! Maybe you were good at that!

1/29/2009 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous 5th floor outsider said...

City Hall chatter says that Huberman is taking Monique Bond with him to CPS. Good for CPD, bad for CPS (she might scare the kids)

1/29/2009 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see Alderman Sharon Denise Dixon interacting with JFed.

1/29/2009 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the City Council meeting televised or broadcast on the internet? I have to watch this one.

Mark the date Feb 06,09 @ 1000hrs.

1/29/2009 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't JFed an expert on terrorism and security issues???

Just asking.

1/29/2009 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should have Crump-Hales there to explain herself too.

1/29/2009 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The retirees should go to this meeting and voice their opinion of what is wrong with the CPD.

1/29/2009 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP sends a representative to these meetings, does the PBPA?

1/29/2009 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This meeting should be televised live, the world needs to know.

1/29/2009 01:42:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

TO: The WEISel and DALEY:

Let's knock off all the bullshit.

You recall our early December, 2007 phone conversation while you were SAC, FBI-Philadelphia, Mr. Weis. Among other things, I told you that as an "outsider", we welcome you to the CPD to bring about desperately needed reforms. I told you that morale was virtually non-existent because of Daley's deeply entrenched political stranglehold on personnel policies (promotions, assignments, etc.) with CLOUT.

After appointment as top cop, you vowed to bring "transparency" and "accountability" to the most politically corrupt and dysfunctionally managed major police department in the nation.

You have failed miserably.

Your continued presence only exacerbates the tragedy of my once PROUD and widely respected CPD. You don't have the moral courage and cojones to stand up to the antichrist and do the right thing.

You know, I know, every sworn member of the CPD and the eerily silent local media know that the incident in 003 was just a manifestation of an obvious fact: NOBODY GIVES A SHIT!

It would take at least a decade, if not a generation, to restore even a minimally acceptable level of morale to this collosal CPD clusterfuck--and all of the devastation tracks right to sleazy Daley's door.

One of my dearest friends, a highly respected Chicago journalist, confirmed that the local CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX news affiliates plus WGN, the Tribune and the Sun-Times are well aware of this blog site. Now they report that "Daley wants answers".

Utter bullshit. WE WANT ANSWERS FROM THIS SCOUNDREL DALEY!

Daley is THE problem. Make him take his filthy, corrupt politics out of the CPD. Like a metastasizing cancer, with Weis as his mere puppet, Daley has destroyed the morale of the CPD.

By the way, Daley, shall I tell the readers how you, Peter "Judas" Karl, LeRoy Martin, Richard Brzeczek and Susan Sher left me to twist slowly in the wind when I blew the whistle?. You chose to ignore the support of more than 600 or 93.7% of the victimized eligible white, black, Hispanic and Asian CPD sergeants of both genders. I remain in possession of incontrovertible "smoking gun" evidence of EXAMSCAM and the DALEY COVER-UP. After Karl defected to the city payroll, Sher refused to let me testify before your hand-picked "blue ribbon panel" of kangaroos.

Some outside readers wonder why virtually all of the SCC posters choose to remain "anonymous". My litigation v. the City of Chicago will clarify that their well-justified fear of RETALIATION for exercising their First Amendment rights in exposing corruption and fraud is very real. Also, there is so much that was omitted from the written opinion of Chief Judge Richard Posner of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (See 126 F.3d 1024).

Hey. I'm retired. I've passed the torch.

Ultimately, an uninformed and apathetic Chicago will get the police force that they truly deserve.

1/29/2009 02:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Merriam-Webster said...

CHICAGO "MERIT" = CLOUT (or anything other than actual merit).

1/29/2009 02:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weis has all the qualifications to be a supervisor in the 20th district

1/29/2009 02:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This will be interesting. I wonder how much Bullshit one can spew at once.

God Bless the CPD and nobody else.

1/29/2009 03:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are only going to use this incident to make life worse for us.

1/29/2009 04:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about they make a unit of just clout or merit people and see what comes out of that unit in the way of numbers! ! ! Who could they blame but themselves.

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

the guy working the desk on 2nd watch in 003 is a merit sgt. for the guys working 003 look at the last promotion list under merit.

1/29/2009 05:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cooo Cooooo

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

Holy kick'em in the balls- one nut at a time! Batman!

hey mike's making room for little tony so he can be the new commander in 003 district. tony will show them offices how to be the po po.

1/29/2009 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ike says " It sure is nice having a Trump Card to steal yet another merit promotion" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1/29/2009 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh heads are going to roll and fingers will be pointed and I can guarantee JPUD won't be pointing them at himself or the mayor. The can do no wrong you fools.

1/29/2009 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous "just another flunkie" said...

"Honorable" Richard M. Daley:

Dear Mayor Daley,

A consensus of the posters on this blog site have identified the rigged promotional process as THE most demoralizing factor in the CPD. Indeed, there is anecdotal accounts that some of your upper "merit" management are borderline morons with political connections ("clout").

Perhaps you can explain why an officer working your most crime-infested streets for his entire career and who attained a perfect score of 50 in a CPD-administered Wonderlic 12-minute IQ test would FLUNK a CPD promotional exam.

Even on his worst day, he could score at or above the 98th percentile in any standardized intelligence test.

Do tell, your honor. By the way, what's YOUR score on the Wonderlic?

1/29/2009 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Cone of Silence said...

"Merit" has done more to kill this department than most other causes we can think of.
by SCC at 12:05 AM on Jan 29, 2009

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The original concept of the merit promotion was not as disgusting as it is considered today.

Since we do not employ 'Field Promotions' as in the military as a way of maintaining leadership in the field of battle as soldiers are gunned down or killed, we can't just promote sgts who are respected by the troops or recognized as natural leaders of men.

There are instances of good, solid and experienced coppers that have trouble with written exams. Conversely, some coppers who are good with written exams are not good, solid and experienced. And there-in lies the rub. So the concept of "merit" promotions came along, a sort of military field promotion where exempt level Officers could recommend their strong leaders for higher rank, regardless of race, sex or written test score.

Unfortuately, the concept was immediately siezed upon by Little Richie And His Den of Thieves, as a way to promote their family members and other clouted but stupid and unworthy friends, thus usurping the entire good that merit was intended for and ignoring non-white candidates for meritorious promotion.

Naturally, the matter ended up in front of a judge, and the liberal court system found that merit was a perfect avenue to solve the problem of an imbalance of race in CPD promotions.

The result was that Daley had to give up some of his merit promotions to minorities, but he just used that to make his minority Aldermen more beholden to him and increased the number of merit promotions so he still gets his.

What really invalidates the process even further, in my opinion, is the refusal of the Courts to step in and evaluate what constitutes "merit". They contend that that is best left to the Police to determine, and that their responsibility was to enforce a RACIALLY BALANCED USE "merit". Another idea to insert some 'fairness' into the promotional process, just thrown under the bus by Daley. His criminal enterprise continues on with the motto, "When the Courts give you lemons, find all the loopholes so we can suck it dry, then leave the pulp and seeds for the unclouted schmucks to try to make lemonade" !

1/29/2009 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK FBI GUY TIME TO LEAVE!!!BTW HOW COME NYPD IS HEADED BY A COL IN USMC RESV MAYBE WE NEED A REAL MILITARY OFFICER TO RUN THIS DEPT THATS THE SIZE OF A ARMY DIVISION-SEMPER FI

1/29/2009 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ald. Ike Carothers is the pot calling the kettle black.

1/29/2009 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weis won't go down for this.

The people who go down will be the people who let this kid pull this stunt, meaning, the people who worked with him.

This will fall on the head of decent officers who made a stupid mistake. I feel sorry for them.

1/29/2009 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you've seen what they hire nowadays it pretty easy to see how he slipped in.

1/29/2009 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This calls for a training video!

Anyone else notice that the kids 5 hour tour was 2 hours longer than the 3 hour tour for Gilligan and the Skipper.

1/29/2009 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in the day being a combat veteran counted for promo points but not now. So its no wonder we dont have any real leaders. The military knows how to train and produce leaders. All we have on the CPD is the wannabe and the I was a SGT in the USMC Resv chest thumpers that cant lead crap.Take a look at the POs that have been commanders in combat!They could run this dept.Sad fact is Daley doesnt have the Balls to promoted them. So at the end of the day its all about Clout,$ and Votes

1/29/2009 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was most likely the "merit" Sgt and Lt that let this kid hit the street. What a JOKE!!! But he wants answers.

Mr. Mayor,
It's unqualified bosses and po's that didn't seem to notice this kid. Start from there. Don't hire thugs and promote them later because the thug alderman said so.

1/29/2009 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remeber hearing in the Academy when they were promoting lts some idiot said that being a cpd lt is like being God well thats just the attitude that makes these clout babies think they are special well their not. the college hairgels at least have one thing right they dont just give respect for anybody u have to have some credability Weiss has none

1/29/2009 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody is presently doing a press conference concerning the 14 year old youth. He actually had the balls to say that the incident that occurred in Washington, DC where the guy walked into the unsecure station and killed 2 FBI agents. Why are the stations in Chicago still unsecure? He has his Rat Patrol out looking to do the Queen of Hearts routine,"Off With Their Heads." Be safe.

1/29/2009 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This man has a thankless job and, I'm guessing, the Mayor lied to him about his authority change this Department before he was hired.

When Richard J "BOSS" Daley ran things, he had a Police 'problem' called the Summerdale scandal to deal with back in 1960. In a previous incarnation of present day CAPS, citizens could call the Police and request that 'special attention' be paid by the Police to their empty home while the owners went on vacation.

In an unfortunate turn of events, some officers sold those addresses and dates to local burglars, and even stood lookout on occasion while the bad guys did their thing. Eight officers from the Summerdale district were accused of operating a large-scale burglary ring.

The Mayor brought in outsider O. W. Wilson to run the CPD and gave him the authority to make changes. He made sweeping changes and set the Dept on a path that created a PROFESSIONAL Police Dept that had great pride and national respect. Daley was widely applauded for having the wisdom to do what was necessary to solve the problem.

Fast forward to 2008, Richard M. "Shortshanks" Daley now a 20 year Mayor, has some of his own Police 'problems'. Some videos have surfaced with Police officers doing illegal stuff. Now, Richie wants to take a page out of his dad's book, and bring in an outsider to "clean up" the Dept. The difference is, for THIS Richard Daley it is just a sham. He has no intention of "cleaning-up", professionalizing or giving his outsider any authority at all to change this Department. He has all of his key friends and family members in place and there is no way this FBI guy is going to screw things up ! ! !

History will no doubt judge the Daley spawn much more harshly than it did his father, not that Papa Daley was so much better. Richard J. was just exposed to public scrutiny much less than is possible today.

1/29/2009 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous lil' george said...

The city counsel should ask Jody these questions:
1)have you ever made a traffic stop?
2)have you ever written a case report?
3)have you ever written a ticket?
4)have you ever coded or even know ONE code for a job-ANY job?
5)have you ever run a name or a plate over the air or on a PDT?
6)have you ever responded to a domestic, shots fired, car accident or battery call?

These are the simple, everyday, backbone of the department skills that every PO has. Nothing fancy about any of them. Yet any PO, the lowest rank in the CPD, that has worked the street for a week can answer yes to all of them. Can the HIGHEST ranking member of the CPD answer yes to even one of them?

1/29/2009 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This would not have happened before CAPS. Bring back rotating watches.

1/29/2009 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He should be on the "Hot Seat" he has done nothing to earn/merit his $310,00.00 salary.

It'll be refreshing to see the Alderthieves slap him around a bit !!! He surely deserves it.

1/29/2009 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not just merit how bout all the wonderkids whose mommy's and daddy's are bosses who get promoted way to soon. I STILL WANT TO KNOW IF JAMES JACKSON WILL BE HIT WITH A RULE 14 VIOLATION FOR LYING ON TELEVISION. HEY FOP HOW ABOUT A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT ON BEHALF OF EVERY COP WHO HAS BEEN HIT WITH ONE BECAUSE, THE PEOPLE WHO REVIEW THE STATEMENTS CANT BELIEVE ORDINARY PO'S TELL THE TRUTH!!!!

1/29/2009 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are instances of good, solid and experienced coppers that have trouble with written exams. Conversely, some coppers who are good with written exams are not good, solid and experienced. And there-in lies the rub
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So Fucking What? If they have problem with written exams, they will have problem with written paperwork too. We all went to academy and past State exams, weekly tests..if you passed those, you can pass a promotional test. Too Fucking Bad..Boo Fuckin Hoo!!!
Study some more BITCH, and quit taking MY Spot.

Signed on the List..Legit

1/29/2009 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
not just merit how bout all the wonderkids whose mommy's and daddy's are bosses who get promoted way to soon. I STILL WANT TO KNOW IF JAMES JACKSON WILL BE HIT WITH A RULE 14 VIOLATION FOR LYING ON TELEVISION. HEY FOP HOW ABOUT A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT ON BEHALF OF EVERY COP WHO HAS BEEN HIT WITH ONE BECAUSE, THE PEOPLE WHO REVIEW THE STATEMENTS CANT BELIEVE ORDINARY PO'S TELL THE TRUTH!!!!

1/29/2009 09:59:00 AM

Of course not like other exempts they do whatever they want and nothing happens! I pity the hardworking blue shirts any discrepancy they are fucked! Why is crump still commander? Why is the one who allowed the gun incident at midway still there? They have clout and j-fed will not stand up and remove them simple huh?

1/29/2009 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry, can't really blame weis for this one, though he will be slapped around a little bit. i certainly wouldn't want to be the sgt who was logging that car or the w/c who is supposed to have a roll call. and the kid plead not guilty in court.

1/29/2009 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANKS NORTHSIDE

1/29/2009 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rue St. Michel said...
How about other things that shouldn't be "happening in the nation's 3rd largest city"?

* A police department that runs out of contact cards - citywide!

* A police department that is short 1,000 officers


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In addition to your contact cards how about the small blue evidence bags. The city ran out. Then how about the search warrant evidence log. They ran out of those too city wide. Copy machine has been down for 2 months now. The desk keeps telling me that its because Daley doesnt pay the bill and the repair guys refuse to come out until they get their money.

1/29/2009 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Fucking What? If they have problem with written exams, they will have problem with written paperwork too. We all went to academy and past State exams, weekly tests..if you passed those, you can pass a promotional test. Too Fucking Bad..Boo Fuckin Hoo!!!
Study some more BITCH, and quit taking MY Spot.

Signed on the List..Legit

Yeah, right ! You sound so fucking smart. You meant "passed", not "past" and a few commas and other punctuation that would make you seem a bit smarter. You are a pompous goof! Maybe a liar, too.

1/29/2009 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I'm Jfed, I walk in there with a folder packed full of merit picks, drop them on the desk, and point out the whiteshirts in 003 that are merit, drop my star in the trash can, and walk out. The Chicago machine has ruined this job.

1/29/2009 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, but if Ike Crothers was the "Clout" of the P.O. from 003, it would be a different story, especially if it were a dumb-ass relative of his. Place blame where it belongs, easy enough. Give everyone found negligent in the incident some time if found in violation after the proper hearings, a mental evaluation of the PO that rode around with this kid for hours without realizing he was 14 years old, and then move on to assure that things like this don't happen again. If there was competent legit leadership and promotions, this would be how it's done. But once again, it will be the ones with the least Clout will get it stuck up their asses, as usual, and the higher ups will walk unscathed.

1/29/2009 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley and his Hacks are also at fault in the long run.

1/29/2009 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This incident, although embarrassing, is NOTHING in comparison to what's way out of whack in the CPD. We should be going back to the basics, and rebuilding, this time without all the "CLOUTED" being in charge. Demote the incompetent, promote the proven competent, and get us a great contract, equipment, training, and benefits.
You will reap what you sow, and that's about the whole story in a nutshell.

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

Northside keeping it real.

Fuck Shortshanks and J-Fed

1/29/2009 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quit using the words "MERIT" or MERITORIOUS" without using the words "POLITICAL CLOUT" This way it's 100% truthful and ordinary citizen readers can then understand that Meritorious in Chicago doesn't mean Meritorious as it really means to the rest of the World. connected with it.

1/29/2009 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this kid can pull this off, just think of what Military Trained Terrorists are capable of doing to us. A little more stress in your life? Think about it. You ain't safe with your pimpy 9mm, shotgun, M-4 , or just about anything else. Remember all those dead people killed in 9-11? They never dreamed it would happen to them either.

1/29/2009 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

King Daley has single-handedly destroyed the once great CPD Kingdom.

1/29/2009 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It don't matter who is Supt. of Police of the CPD, as long as Daley here, it will never be right.

1/29/2009 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Northside:

Daley's former Corporation Counsel Susan Sher has been appointed as counsel to the President of the United States.

She brings "the Chicago Way" to the White House.

I'm retired. What a joke.

1/29/2009 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" ... let's get all worked up about some 14 year old goof who snuck on the job for a few hours - all while Rome burns."

Very good point. We are so used to being shit on that we forget about it after a while. Enough cars, radios, PDTs and officers are the bigger issues.

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

I left 003 five years ago and part the problem is when they get a commander who is actually a good boss (alexander) the mayor lets the Alderwoman , who by the way dates Lazy P.O.s who work in 003, run the commander out and puts in whoever she wants. 003 is definetly run by the Alderwoman!! in that district and thus why nobody makes merit out of 003 b/c its all her or the commander's lazy friends who they try to make merit. give me a break, you should seen who they wanted to promote.

1/29/2009 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:14am that would be passed weekly test and state exams not "past" that only points to the fact that if you are on list legit as you say someone fed you the ANSWERS!!!!!

1/29/2009 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about other things that shouldn't be "happening in the nation's 3rd largest city"?

* A police department that runs out of contact cards - citywide!

* A police department that is short 1,000 officers

* A police department that doesn't have enough cars for its officers to patrol

* A police department that doesn't have enough PDT (computers) for the cars that ARE operational

* A police department that doesn't have enough working radios for each of its working officers

* A police department that promotes and rewards incompetence through a slanted "merit" program?

Sure ... let's get all worked up about some 14 year old goof who snuck on the job for a few hours - all while Rome burns.

****you said it mister.

1/29/2009 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares???????????? This is the department the public and Daley want. They have demoralized anybody who wants to work, pathetic merit hacks seem to do alot without getting alot done. CPD can not attract any quality candidates for Officer because we have been a the butt of jokes. The officers that don't need discipline get it stuck up their rear while political hacks get freebees till they screw up so bad they are in the news.

1/29/2009 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

watch commander, lt., and sgt should all be stripped to po status. now that would be one way to make sure the white shirts do their jobs especially if you were given that shirt by MERIT you clearly show you have no business beging a supervisor. i know one captain who bragged how got promoted by being alble to write a good resume. lazy dog was a piece of shit when he was a po and is a bigger piece of shit with no people skills what so ever

1/29/2009 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's unqualified bosses and po's that didn't seem to notice this kid---Its not the job of p.o's to monitor officers on the watch. That's not my job and they don't pay me for that. That's the job of the Sgt.

1/29/2009 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ike! what a pathetic political creature. Look at all the merit hacks he has promoted.

1/29/2009 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-Sad. It's time to throw in the towel. Chalk it up to some federal social experiment gone awry.

1/29/2009 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are instances of good, solid and experienced coppers that have trouble with written exams. Conversely, some coppers who are good with written exams are not good, solid and experienced. And there-in lies the rub
********************************
So Fucking What? If they have problem with written exams, they will have problem with written paperwork too. We all went to academy and past State exams, weekly tests..if you passed those, you can pass a promotional test. Too Fucking Bad..Boo Fuckin Hoo!!!
Study some more BITCH, and quit taking MY Spot.

Signed on the List..Legit

1/29/2009 10:14:00 AM

I don't know about you but I never "past" my state exam. I have however "passed" my state exam. Before you go and try to ridicule someone for having an opinion please check to make sure you spelled simple words correctly. Glad you're on the list and legit but what does that mean? Every other person who took the test is on the list, and unlike you I'm sure they atleast spelled their name right.

1/29/2009 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commander Zavala? That would be a LAPA Dance!

1/29/2009 12:16:00 AM

Yup! this is the punk-ass, lapa affirmative action/merit sgt that was not even in uniform during the first week of his in-service training 12/01/88.

Color him a laughing, ass lapping LAPA lackey.

1/29/2009 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous MADE IT LEGIT said...

Merit Promotions

History: Merit promotion was limited to the rank of Detective, back when you took the exam and received your score before you left the test site. Really great cops got promoted, guys that made astonishing arrests or displayed true heroism, got promoted.

After the imposition of quotas was challenged in the courts, the idea of utilizing the "merit promotion" as a form of quotas was imposed. First in the Sergeant rank, then Lieutenant and soley the method of choosing Capts.

Whats was once a great idea, has been bastardized to no end. Research the history of JFEDs picks. Start at the top and work down. You will be amazed.

1/29/2009 02:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hey SCC, Lt. Anthony Carothers earned his promotion by busting his hump as a Sgt. in Personnel for years! He pushed a LOT of paper!


No! He pushed in the right shit.
Have you ever had your shit pushed in? (from Training Day)

1/29/2009 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Tony, go back to Personnel! Maybe you were good at that!

1/29/2009 01:00:00 AM

Leave my daughter alone. Put her back on the watch where she belongs before you get her hurt or indicted.

1/29/2009 02:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
They should have Crump-Hales there to explain herself too.

1/29/2009 01:40:00 AM

She doesn't speak English.

1/29/2009 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Ike says " It sure is nice having a Trump Card to steal yet another merit promotion" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1/29/2009 07:37:00 AM

I think you mean "crump card".
Silly Lillie. It's time you went to Houston.

1/29/2009 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Reality sucks said...

We all went to academy and past State exams, weekly tests..if you passed those, you can pass a promotional test. Too Fucking Bad..Boo Fuckin Hoo!!!
Study some more BITCH, and quit taking MY Spot.

Signed on the List..Legit

1/29/2009 10:14:00 AM

Dear Dick Paste. My city hall buddy just moved you further down on the list. You will not have a spot!
Signed: Reality Sucks

1/29/2009 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/29 8:32 am. A military man like John Kerry, Colin Powell, Rev Wright. No thanks. The military is more political than we are. Most career military esp. officers are dorks or control freaks with sexual hang ups and fucked up children. There are some great ones but very few.

1/29/2009 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here’s a flash, when the City Council has Jag-Fed in front of them, asking him where the problem is with the police, They’ll have their answer right in front of them!

1/29/2009 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lil' george said...
The city counsel should ask Jody these questions:
1)have you ever made a traffic stop?
2)have you ever written a case report?
3)have you ever written a ticket?
4)have you ever coded or even know ONE code for a job-ANY job?
5)have you ever run a name or a plate over the air or on a PDT?
6)have you ever responded to a domestic, shots fired, car accident or battery call?

These are the simple, everyday, backbone of the department skills that every PO has. Nothing fancy about any of them. Yet any PO, the lowest rank in the CPD, that has worked the street for a week can answer yes to all of them. Can the HIGHEST ranking member of the CPD answer yes to even one of them?

1/29/2009 09:50:00 AM

I know a 14 year old with that experience!!!!

1/29/2009 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...But Ike will tone it down for another "merit" promotion for his brother. That would make four?

-a merit promotion to captain of police as opposed to??? was there a test for police captain lately?

1/29/2009 04:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Merit" has done more to kill this department than most other causes we can think of.

No truer words were ever spoken!

Got rid of me, thankfully, after 30+ years and I've never looked back!

Retired (and loving it!) 2001

1/29/2009 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey John!

What do you mean "ultimately?"

It's here! They've worked hard for it and now have the total fruits of their labor!

Retired (and loving it!) 2001

1/29/2009 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Strong rumor heard, can any FOP person confirm or deny this?

That the City recently made a new monetary offer to the FOP, this time for LESS than their original offer.

Can anyone find out if this is true? If so, they can shove their goddamn 55 and out health insurance, file for arbitration NOW!

1/29/2009 05:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
HEY FOP HOW ABOUT A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT...
1/29/2009 09:59:00 AM

Blah Blah Blah...

Mark & FOP play nice with Mr Mayor.

Mark & FOP are in bed with Mr Mayor.

Mark & FOP don't sue Mr Mayor.

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

Let Shortshanks promote this kid "meritoriously" to. Would fit in with new Education leader.

1/29/2009 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a high-five to Northside ... well said!

1/29/2009 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:14am that would be passed weekly test and state exams not "past" that only points to the fact that if you are on list legit as you say someone fed you the ANSWERS!!!!!
******************************
As you can see in my earlier post, I corrected myself later in the next sentence..but I was pissed off that people rely on saying that they do not test well..so yes there was a typo. Pompous goof ..maybe Liar..never...On the list...Yes...fed the answers..keep telling yourself that so that you will stop trying and give someone else a chance..

Love..Pompous Goof AKA(your future boss)

1/29/2009 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every merit hack should be posted as such. Crumpt-Hales, whatever happened to her weapon breach at O'Hare?????

1/29/2009 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley Hack
Jody Hack
Crump-Hales Hack
Carothers Hack
All the merit hacks

Hack hack hack
The tax payers of this poor city deserve better.
Can we impeach all the hacks????

1/29/2009 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to Weis' public endorsement of Obama? Against general orders.

Whatever happened to Crump-Hales weapon violation at O'Hare? A TSA federal violation.

Can anyone answer "the investigations" into these violations? Should we have the secret service analyze these infractions?????????

1/29/2009 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A police department that runs out of contact cards - citywide!

* A police department that is short 1,000 officers

HEY MAN, YOUR 1,000 IS WAY WAY OFF. TRY 3,847 SHORT BY THE END OF 2009. TRUTH HURTS!

1/29/2009 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about they make a unit of just clout or merit people and see what comes out of that unit in the way of numbers! ! ! Who could they blame but themselves.

Great idea! They got that unit. Its called Fugutive Apprehension. Everyone from the Commander down is hooked up. That ODonnell was in Bomb and arson and is married to good old Bea Cuello the assistant supt. They have P.O.s there who dont even have 3 years.

1/29/2009 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TIME TO CHECK ALL CPD BUILDINGS FOR PROBLEMS.... SOMETHING THAT SHOULD'VE BEEN DONE ALONG TIME AGO..... OH YEAH!!!!! STATIONS CAN'T EVEN GET F*CKING TOILET PAPER AND OTHER SIMPLE THINGS NEEDED SO WHY LOOK FOR WORKING DOORS AND LOCKS, WORKING CAMERAS ETC

1/29/2009 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:10

I googled Wonderlic test. If somebody gets a perfect score, they would have an I.Q. of over 160. Why would somebody like that come on this dead end job? They might be a genius but they have no common sense.

1/29/2009 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop messing with Crothers in 002 we have the best Tact team we had the most arrests in the city. The boss told us that nobody came even close to the amount of arrests that we had. So there

1/29/2009 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In addition to your contact cards how about the small blue evidence bags. The city ran out. Then how about the search warrant evidence log. They ran out of those too city wide. Copy machine has been down for 2 months now. The desk keeps telling me that its because Daley doesnt pay the bill and the repair guys refuse to come out until they get their money.

1/29/2009 11:03:00 AM
________________________________
And nearly three months without the little cards they fill out for every missing persons report.

Why do we need those, considering we only get about 2000 missing persons cases every MONTH?

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

The stuff about Merit being to help those who are good police officers but bad test-takers is liberal BULLSHIT. They are bad test-takers because they did not study properly, have poor reading comprehension skills, poor retention of study materials, are just plain DUMB, etc. This can be fixed by going to School and learning things properly, and devoting the time to studying and working your butt off to get promoted. Don't buy into the LIBERAL Crap theories that try to justify this Crooked Chicago Promotional Exam Fiasco scam Called Merit Promotions, as it is just another Buzzword for "CLOUT" and just another scam of City Hall, and the DmocRAT Party, to descriminate against some for the sake of taking care of others, with the Taxpayers money, not theirs.

1/30/2009 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not just merit how bout all the wonderkids whose mommy's and daddy's are bosses who get promoted way to soon. I STILL WANT TO KNOW IF JAMES JACKSON WILL BE HIT WITH A RULE 14 VIOLATION FOR LYING ON TELEVISION. HEY FOP HOW ABOUT A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT ON BEHALF OF EVERY COP WHO HAS BEEN HIT WITH ONE BECAUSE, THE PEOPLE WHO REVIEW THE STATEMENTS CANT BELIEVE ORDINARY PO'S TELL THE TRUTH!!!!

1/29/2009 09:59:00 AM

Didn't Deputy Superintendent Charles Williams state that a Rule 14 Violation would result in your termination?

I know he be gone, but I want to see this one played out. If a PO gets terminated for a Rule 14 or threatened with termination then an exempt should face the same punishment.

What is good for the goose is good for the gander.

1/30/2009 02:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop with the Rule 14 violation speculation. There is no rule against lying to the media. Bosses do it all the time.

The rules states you shall not give any false report, written or oral. This has always been interpreted as an "Official" report such as a To-From or statement during an investigation to a superior or investigating officer.

So all that matters in the end is what they put to paper and trust me, the media will never get a hold of that paper.

1/30/2009 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weis on the hot seat? Please, more like an orchestrated smoke and mirrors show for the public.

Nothing is going to happen, all smoke and mirrors like always.

1/30/2009 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jimmy Jackson will probably get another promotion. After all, this is what he does best - goes along to get along, move up. He is not one to make waves. Every position he had was given to him. He just wants to be liked. He's not super smart. He "merited" every single position on the job; and thank Heavens, he's black. Race may not have helped him, but it certainly didn't hurt him.. Stand up and grow some balls for Christ sake. Be a man, little Jimmy Jacskson. Stand up to Daley, Weis and corruption!

1/30/2009 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop with the Rule 14 violation speculation. There is no rule against lying to the media. Bosses do it all the time.

The rules states you shall not give any false report, written or oral. This has always been interpreted as an "Official" report such as a To-From or statement during an investigation to a superior or investigating officer.

So all that matters in the end is what they put to paper and trust me, the media will never get a hold of that paper.
1/30/2009 08:11:00 AM

So a false oral account of what transpired to the citizens of Chicago is acceptable?

If what you say is true, how does one give a false oral report?

Where is the proof that one said something false?

If an authorized CPD press conference explaining the activities of the CPD is not an oral report, what is?

This is a Rule 14 Violation, pure and simple.

Nothing will happen because an exempt rank "clout" did it. If a lowly unclouted blueshirt pulled this stunt he would be thirty pending in a minute.

1/30/2009 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The department is very selective in the use of the Rule 14 Violation and its penalties.

There are some PO's with Rule 14 Violations that receive a slap on the wrist and some who receive thirty pending.

The entire disciplinary system is broken on the CPD. You can add this to the list of how fucked up the department has gotten.

1/30/2009 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The stuff about Merit being to help those who are good police officers but bad test-takers is liberal BULLSHIT. They are bad test-takers because they did not study properly, have poor reading comprehension skills, poor retention of study materials, are just plain DUMB, etc. This can be fixed by going to School and learning things properly, and devoting the time to studying and working your butt off to get promoted. Don't buy into the LIBERAL Crap theories that try to justify this Crooked Chicago Promotional Exam Fiasco scam Called Merit Promotions, as it is just another Buzzword for "CLOUT" and just another scam of City Hall, and the DmocRAT Party, to descriminate against some for the sake of taking care of others, with the Taxpayers money, not theirs.

1/30/2009 12:14:00 AM

100% TRUE!!!!!!!

1/30/2009 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/30/2009 12:31:00 PM

The media should do a Sunday expose on the CPD merit "clout" promotional system. It would explain alot of what went wrong on the CPD and open many civilians eyes to the nefarious nature of Chicago politics. Call Sgt John Northern-Retired for some great comments.

1/30/2009 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The WC had a major role in this, he is the main one responsible but will put if off on the PO or Sgt. He will wash his hands of this cluster fuck. He makes the big bucks, hold him accountable after all he is THE WATCH COMMANDER

1/29/2009 12:11:00 AM

Stop bashing Capt Johnson for this. He's a great fucking man and a great captain. It's not his fault 003 gets filled with incompetents including our horrible commander.

You don't know Captain Johnson, and if you did, you wish he was your fucking watch commander.

1/31/2009 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry, can't really blame weis for this one, though he will be slapped around a little bit. i certainly wouldn't want to be the sgt who was logging that car or the w/c who is supposed to have a roll call. and the kid plead not guilty in court.

1/29/2009 10:53:00 AM

Hey, I do not like our past superintendent one bit, but he took the bullet and was forced to retire early due to Abatte. Same shit here today, so screw Weis too.

1/31/2009 02:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know of at least two attorneys that were promoted to lieutenant "Meritoriously". Are you going to tell me that they can't take exams? They just do not have to spend the months it takes to study to pass an exam, they already know that they will be made. Both eventually made it to deputy chief, one has retired after heading the IAD.

1/31/2009 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

by Jan next year: Weis will be moved to 911 head (for real) for his "expertise", and the next Supt wil be...drum roll.......Huberman...

1/31/2009 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know of at least two attorneys that were promoted to lieutenant "Meritoriously". Are you going to tell me that they can't take exams? They just do not have to spend the months it takes to study to pass an exam, they already know that they will be made. Both eventually made it to deputy chief, one has retired after heading the IAD.

1/31/2009 10:40:00 AM

Did they pass the Bar exam or just went to college and otained a Law Degree? There is plenty of merit graduations going on in these school systems of higher learning just take a look at some of these Public School Principals.

2/01/2009 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every merit hack should be posted as such. Crumpt-Hales, whatever happened to her weapon breach at O'Hare?????

1/29/2009 08:10:00 PM

Nothing, when she retires she will be the head of the Aviation Police.

2/01/2009 02:36:00 PM  

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