Friday, February 13, 2009

J-Fed Changes the Law

Mope-rah must be back on her meds - she's making sense again. And reading the blog evidently:
  • Cuello should have known what was going on in her condo, just like all the other landlords in Chicago are expected to know what's going on in their rental apartments.

    They don't get to plead "I didn't know" when fed-up neighbors finally contact the alderman or complain about the problem at a CAPS meeting.

    These residents expect property owners to carefully screen their tenants and move quickly to evict problem renters.

    So how could Chicago's top cop, the guy who was supposed to clean up the police department, defend his top brass for doing less?

    "I just don't see where there is any culpability," Weis said.

Read that last line again:
  • "I just don't see where there is any culpability," Weis said.
Good job J-Fed! You just wiped out at least two entire chapters of municipal ordinances aimed at a landlord's responsibilities under the nuisance abatement laws AND gave any defense lawyer worth his retainer fee the grounds for releasing not only building property, but automobiles used by third parties to transport drugs, guns, fireworks, prostitutes, etc, from any fees, fines and attachments that might have been levied against them by Ordinance.

That budget hole Daley's been talking about? Do you think it's going to get a bit bigger if lawyers start using J-Fed's words in their defense arguments and appeals? We do, and it's all courtesy of J-Fed's embracing two different standards of accountability.

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94 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

the entire Cuello incident is disgraceful...will lawyers be able to use some J-Fed statements as a defense?...maybe in an honest court system, but not in Cook County, where the judges are selected and retained by the Daley machine...justice is bought and sold (wholesale!, but you know, the economy is bad) by who you know, who the State's Attorney decides to prosecute, etc.....BAU! (business as usual), friends...

2/13/2009 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

George McMahon 1927-2009 R.I.P.

George McMahon, 1927-2009: Chicago cop who rose through ranks without clout

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-hed-gmcmahon-13-feb13,0,4917395.story

2/13/2009 12:54:00 AM  
Blogger Rue St. Michel said...

Ha! She's a Troubled Building owner. Send her to Criminal Housing Court like all the other goofs who pretend they don't know what's happening on their properties.

Serves her right.

2/13/2009 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mope-rah must be back on her meds - she's making sense again.
___________________________________


I am so incredibly ecstatic that this story has not gone away. This needs to stay right in J-Fed and Richie's FACE until they do SOMETHING... ANYTHING to resolve this. A HEAD NEEDS TO ROLL ON THIS ONE ! ! !

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2/13/2009 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

February 19, 2009 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Students at DePaul University held a pro- gun rights rally Thursday.

Their organization is called Depaul Students For Concealed Carry On Campus.

Organizers want to help students get a Firearm Owner's Identification Card. They say it's time Illinois passes legislation which allows citizens to protect themselves.

The organization claims there were 40 assaults and nearly 900 violent crimes in DePaul's police district last year.

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6656000

There is hope left in AmeriKa with college students like this.

2/13/2009 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a couple of captains I've worked for; they just 'make up' laws as they go along.

2/13/2009 01:59:00 AM  
Anonymous 29 and a day said...

As Bugs Bunny would say "Whata Maroon!"

Theres an old Irish saying. "its better to be quiet and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt"

And I aint even Irish

I feel sorry for you guys working for this goof ball

2/13/2009 02:05:00 AM  
Anonymous dilligaf said...

Then why is the owner of a vehicle fined if they are not operating their vehicle and it goes through a red light camera?

2/13/2009 02:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MUST READ!!!

This is just one of the many reasons why the morale is so low. It's the same old same old. Differnt rules for different folks. Business as usual BS! We all see this and just laugh. Any average joe working copper would have been hung out to dry by J-Fed and his clan. For the average Joe the press statement would have read more like this.

"We are very disappointed with the behavior of this officer not being in control of a property he owns. We hold a very high standard for our officers and he will be stripped of his police powers and assigned to desk duty during the investigation. The individual arrested has an extensive back ground and history with law enforcement and we will be looking into how much and exactly what the officer knew about the illegal activities taking place in and on his property. We are constantly fighting against gangs, guns, and drugs and anytime one of our officers is involved in a situation like this we take it very seriously. I have directed asset forfeiture to look into seizing the property that was used for selling the guns and narcotics. Rest assured no special treatment will be given to this officer because he is a Chicago Police Officer."

This is how the story would have read to the average Joe. How can we support and trust this gang of fools anymore? B Cuello is our boss? HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

2/13/2009 03:24:00 AM  
Anonymous J.P. ONEILL said...

J-Fed sold his soul to the lowest bidder..J-Fed sold his FBI soul to Mayor Shortshanks for $310,000 a year.J-Fed how does it feel to sell your integrity and your self respect to the most corrupt Mayor in America?

2/13/2009 03:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Don Quixote de la Mancha said...

A/1 problem building officer should investigate this incident the same as any other. If this is an isolated incident, D/S should be formally notified that the crime occurred at property she owns. If it is or becomes a chronic problem, measures should be initiated to seize the property.
As far as the daughter. If there is no evidence, such as her fingerprints on the weapons or narcotic packaging, she should not be charged. The boyfriend admitted to the possession, stated his girlfriend had no knowledge, and she can't be connected to the contraband.
Ask anyone who has executed search warrants. All present do not go to jail. Only the person named in the affidavit and those at the scene where evidence can connect them to the illegal contraband.
D.Q.

2/13/2009 04:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-Fed has no clue how badly he screwed all of us by dismissing her "non-involvement" so quickly!

2/13/2009 05:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta give MM props on her latest column, she definitely nails it down on this subject.
Looks like the gloves are off with regard to the media and J-Fed now.
First Steinberg, now Mitchell calling on J-Fed to step down.
The J-Fed express bus "back to Philly or wherever" has definitely left the station. The bad thing about this is, if Cuello steps down, then her hubby Cmdr O'Donnell, a good man and a decent boss, will have no protection, and will likely wind up on J-Fed's chopping block at sometime in the future.
WEISel has already derailed the careers of several good exempts already. How long this bullshit continues is anyone's guess.

2/13/2009 05:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And whom amongst expected more from our Superintendent? He has no working knowledge of the MCCC yet alone the experience to administor it. More likely he thinks MCCC is a new product offering of McDonald's.

2/13/2009 05:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3 PUSSIES

J-Fed and his 2 cats. What a tool.

2/13/2009 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jfed in his latest interview with fox news said there is no morale problem. When is the fop going to give a no confidence vote? Every cop I see is miserable.

2/13/2009 06:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phoneys, ALL of em,each and EVERY one, and they all stick up for each others lieing asses, just a bunch of do as I say, not as I do Daley Clones. No integrity, no accountability, no class, no leadership by example.

2/13/2009 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ITS CALLED CLOUT JFRAUD HAD TO BACK HER. yes any regular patrolman pushing a beat car woud be raked over the coals, and any reguar landlord would be held responsible but Bartender B has CLOUT so no matter what she does she is covered.

Its kinda like when your a complete moron who is an asshole to everyone around you but your Daddy went to jail protecting the machine and your brother is an alderman (chairman of the police committee) you get merit promoted twice.

2/13/2009 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT---

Has anyone else noticed the lack of proofreading in the Sun Times lately (lots of grammar and text mistakes)?

Probably have some junior in high school doing it now. The Times is going down slowly. But it is going down.

2/13/2009 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember the motto from the Bureau of Professional Standards' webpage:

Professionalism starts with you.

Barf.

2/13/2009 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok so Bea finally starts de-policing and everyone is upset.

One of the highest bosses for the dept. cant even police her own family!

Guess it shows how this career went.

Probably had no clue what a drug deal looked like...clout PROMO!

2/13/2009 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guarantee if it was a blue shirt, they would have been thrown under the bus faster than Cozzi was.

I'm not sure what the rule number is, but isn't bringing discredit to the department a rule violation? It was in every newspaper, TV station in chicago, and made it to national outlets. I think it may qualify for this.

Even if it doesn't qualify, I'm still pissed that an investigation was not even conducted. Just swept under the rug while everyone else would be rotting away at callback for years.

Now I'm going to go to work and watch the, "We've got your back video" and bring in the numbers for you boss. Yea, that's what I'm gonna do.

If she had any integrity or self respect, she would have at least retired by now.

2/13/2009 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Bruce Hershey said...

Jody is a manly man who does manly things in manly ways.

2/13/2009 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fair is fair. If jpud does not see any culpability on Cuello's part, then there should not be any culpability on the part of CHA residents who were evicted due to their son's or daughter's keeping any drugs or guns in the apt. without their knowledge. I am glad jpud cleared this all up for us.

2/13/2009 08:43:00 AM  
Blogger OLD*6970 said...

"WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL"

BY THE WAY
CHANGING LAW
DOES THAT COME UNDER (DISCRETION)??

2/13/2009 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-Fed has no clue how badly he screwed all of us by dismissing her "non-involvement" so quickly!

2/13/2009 05:23:00 AM

Not to mention his demonstration of a lack of knowledge regarding law/Chicago ordinances.

2/13/2009 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wait to see who takes the fall in the 3rd District/14 year old caper. No body above the rank of Captain. Did the Burger Queen know that door was open? If she didn't what does that say about her lack of knowledge and concern about district security. If she did know it was open, why didn't she do something about it? If a higher renking officer knows about or sees a problem, and doesn't take corrective action, don't they usually get the blame and the punishment? Never mind, this is Chicago, stupid question.

2/13/2009 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rule #2 is the forementioned rule.Read the feb edition of the advocate.Apparently some copper was fired for violating rule 1 and 2 for possesing,selling or copying some music onto a cdr rewiteable cd.

2/13/2009 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 29 And a day

I believe it was Abe Lincoln that was quoted as saying that

2/13/2009 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember the motto from the Bureau of Professional Standards' webpage:

Professionalism starts with you.

Barf.

2/13/2009 07:53:00 AM

That is so Orwellian, it is scary.

2/13/2009 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder when JFed will start telling the citizens; that SCC, Neil Steinberg and Mary Mitchell are INSIGNIFICANT and not to be believed.

2/13/2009 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fair is fair. If jpud does not see any culpability on Cuello's part, then there should not be any culpability on the part of CHA residents who were evicted due to their son's or daughter's keeping any drugs or guns in the apt. without their knowledge. I am glad jpud cleared this all up for us.

2/13/2009 08:43:00 AM

All the attorneys should use this as an affirmative defense in narcotic impoundments and seizures.

2/13/2009 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE CPD EXEMPT CODE OF CONDUCT:

DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO

2/13/2009 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They can string coppers out in call back and in court for years but they can conduct an investigation on an exempt in two hours.

IT'S ALL LEGIT!

2/13/2009 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no justice for the "unclouted" in Chicago.

If Cozzi was heavy he wouldn't be the JFed scapegoat for the CPD.

2/13/2009 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not trust the Mope-rah for a second. She would love to have B resign......then she can himmmm and hawwww about an African American taken over B's spot. Even if they are not qualified!

2/13/2009 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since when is it a crime, a federal crime to dislike a polititian. Are G-men trying to enforce the big brother laws. What would the punishment be, re-education of disgruntled citizens. What kind of department is Wezzy running, and what kind of country is Obama think he is running?

2/13/2009 09:40:00 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

My comment/question didnt make the moderators cut.

Interesting.

2/13/2009 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess only Patrolman are culpability!

2/13/2009 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Double standards for clout heavy people?! In Chicago?!

HOW DARE YOU SIR, HOW DARE YOU!

2/13/2009 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember you guys that wanted Cline to go, well this is what you wished for!!!!!

2/13/2009 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

send her back to call back as a LT.

2/13/2009 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T. Channel 5 news last night said that the FBI were in 016 the other day due to "people" talking to an undercover FED concerning Obama...and not in a good way. Anyone know anything?

2/13/2009 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bad thing about this is, if Cuello steps down, then her hubby Cmdr O'Donnell, a good man and a decent boss, will have no protection, and will likely wind up on J-Fed's chopping block at sometime in the future.

2/13/2009 05:33:00 AM

Why would you worry about the career of some exempt ?

Because you think they've got your back ? What a joke !

Fuck the exempts ! They managed to get the gold star to begin with and I'm sure you didn't help them with that. Let them worry about their own ass !!!

.

2/13/2009 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am willing to bet even with the strictest penalty - which is probably a fine??? - that there is not a judge or a educated professional in their right mind that truly believes it is appropriate that Ms. Cuello should be placed in jeopardy of losing her career over this incident. i am more concerned at this point as should any concerned parent and the Chicago Police Department that her daughter, being part of the "police family" is properly counseled to make the choices that keeps her out of harms way before something more serious occurs. It could be one of your kids some day and it could be a lot worse. Why don't you take aaaaaaaall the energy focused on reasons why morale is so low and come together with some grand effort to make me and a lot of other people believe there is a sign of life out there. I want to hear more positive talk. I want to see more positive PR. When I read some of this stuff, I swear many have really given up. My father once told me quitters never win and winners never quit. Don't ever give up on what you believe in which is the reason I hope many took this job in the first place. Now have a good day dammit.

2/13/2009 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im sure j-fedgar hoover would have made an ''example'' out of a regular blueshirt.the bullshit double stardards are getting worse. the bosses choose to select who they mess with. where s your parkers and movers!you re late for rollcall. you hit the medical! yet the clout baby or hot chick never is at rollcall,never does any police work and hits the medical all the time. these same people are always seen leaving the building early? i guess 8 hours is a long tour? double standards. just like the double standards on punishment. some guys get 1 strike others get 10.

2/13/2009 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey boss you fu**ed COZZI! But now you show how "your people" can do whatever and still go on and on! Like the idiot crump hales gun toting asshole at midway, Her best friend ellyn at midway, bea, tobias and you want us to work! Yea ok it will happen!NOT!

2/13/2009 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J.P. ONEILL said...
J-Fed sold his soul to the lowest bidder..J-Fed sold his FBI soul to Mayor Shortshanks for $310,000 a year.J-Fed how does it feel to sell your integrity and your self respect to the most corrupt Mayor in America?

You must know him.

2/13/2009 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
February 19, 2009 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Students at DePaul University held a pro- gun rights rally Thursday.


Yet ANOTHER reason to love 018!

2/13/2009 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the Supt just told the truth with regards to Cuello,,,

If you have clout you can get away with anything, the rules don't apply to you. That's all he was saying.

2/13/2009 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If she had an ounce of intergity she would resign her exempt position. Not gonna happen. Hey Bea, two more beers down here.

2/13/2009 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When did Jody say that there was no problem with morale? If he really believes this he has no fucking clue and stays in a dark room all day at work. Every single policeman I talked to these days is more than unhappy with the way things are going. I not talking about the usual complainers who will always hate their jobs, I'm talking about good policemen, beat guys, tact guys, people in nice units, supervisors. It seems like all of them can't stand this new superintendent and have a "its not worth it" attitude these days. I completely agree with them, unitl the City gets rid of this idiot and starts treating the CPD with a little respect. I am done doing anything.

2/13/2009 11:21:00 AM  
Blogger Where's the Confounded Bridge? said...

Don Quixote de la Mancha said...
A/1 problem building officer should investigate this incident the same as any other. If this is an isolated incident, D/S should be formally notified that the crime occurred at property she owns. If it is or becomes a chronic problem, measures should be initiated to seize the property.
As far as the daughter. If there is no evidence, such as her fingerprints on the weapons or narcotic packaging, she should not be charged. The boyfriend admitted to the possession, stated his girlfriend had no knowledge, and she can't be connected to the contraband.
Ask anyone who has executed search warrants. All present do not go to jail. Only the person named in the affidavit and those at the scene where evidence can connect them to the illegal contraband.
D.Q.

2/13/2009 04:12:00 AM

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You honestly believe that B's daughter had no knowledge of the illegal activity going on in her condo? The boyfriend sold a gun to the informant AT THE CONDO. Had the175 grams of coke and 4 guns IN THE CONDO and you honestly believe the daughter had no knowledge?
Get your head out of the sand!
Over heard upon Aunt Bea getting the search warrant news: "Oohh, Anndy"!!!

2/13/2009 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

changes the law for a white shirt! if it was a blue shirt, guess what.... can you say "please buy a benefit ticket" WTF!

2/13/2009 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get rid of J-Fed AND Cuello. Both are a disgrace.

2/13/2009 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to the police/fire board who seems to be just as disappointed with the superintendent as we are, please do something about this. You did a good job grilling the idiot about security concerns, keep nailing him on these screw ups that keep causing morale to drop. He makes hundreds of thousands more than all of us, and yet appears unaccountable for anything!

2/13/2009 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

any cop reading this that is in law school? My step sons car juct got siezed, his "FRIEND" in the back seat had pot and booze on him, stepson claims ignorance to him holding, if interested in helping with a pro si (hope that is the word) lawsuit against the city put up an yahoo e mail address I can get in contact with you, you will be anonymous of course and get comp. if and when it is won. just for anybody elses info I think his car should have been impounded, but her condo should have also been siezed

2/13/2009 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-Fraud makes his own laws. Why is it that he received a parker Wednesday on Division and it was nonsuited? At a time when it seems that almost every city employee is running around with a parker book and the city is crying broke he should have been made to pay up. The reprecussions already flying in 014. Of course the daily stand up roll calls and coming in late will solve everything. How low has this Dept. sunk? Dragging a whole desk crew down to IAD to find the mystery faxer on the 19th. Hey, CPT. the reason are not making traffic stops is because of shit like this. No backing.

2/13/2009 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The scandal is that the police department publicly closed an investigation into an on-going criminal conspiracy to sell guns and drugs in the city because one of the accomplices and/or witnesses is the daughter of the Assistant Superintendent.

A conspiracy involves the seller (arrested), the buyers, the original suppliers, the transporters, the safehouse protectors (daughter) and owners (Aunt Bea).

Here is one of the most serious crimes that local law enforcement is sworn to prevent, the transportation and sale of drugs and weapons within its boundaries, and the Chicago Police Department will not even question two people involved because one is a high ranking police supervisor.

Disgraceful.

2/13/2009 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask anyone who has executed search warrants. All present do not go to jail. Only the person named in the affidavit and those at the scene where evidence can connect them to the illegal contraband.

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Absolutely not true.

It is most likely that these two shared a bedroom and it is very likely that some contraband was located in that room. If that is the case, then there was certainly probable cause to arrest Bea's daughter.

That Probable Cause would only dissapate if the subjects were BOTH interviewed and after those interviews the officer could determine that the daughter did not know about the contraband. Then, she could be RWOC at the WC's discretion.

However, on-scene prior to those custodial interviews there was very likely probable cause to arrest the daughter.

Whether or not there is enough for a conviction is not a judgement for the police. Police make arrests when there is probable cause.

2/13/2009 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just Curious?
Being that her future son-in -law was arrsted on felony charges I guess she(cuello) will not be able to associate with him being a felon once he's convicted.

2/13/2009 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New scandal in the 16th. District!

2/13/2009 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

....I'm not sure what the rule number is, but isn't bringing discredit to the department a rule violation? It was in every newspaper, TV station in chicago, and made it to national outlets. I think it may qualify for this.
2/13/2009 08:19:00 AM

I would think that horrible picture of her they keep showing is enough to warrant a charge of brining discredit to the department.

2/13/2009 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous H H HOLMES said...

Anonymous said...
J-Fed has no clue how badly he screwed all of us by dismissing her "non-involvement" so quickly!
2/13/2009 05:23:00 AM

Wrong Boy-O
He knew exactly what he did and why.
Smart political whores, which obviously includes over 80% of those boses ranking lieutenant and above, always do what is in their best interest.

2/13/2009 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets not get to hasty about this bitch being on her meds. She is attacking the police department even if its not the lowly P.O.'s it's still the CPD she hates. This is the same bitch who thinks that every minority that calls her bitching about the police and claiming police brutality is telling the truth. I will never speak or write a nice thing about her because I know she hates me a white police officer. We the police have done more to help the black community then she ever could. So M.M. keep attacking the police. Don't forget who you call when a crime is committed against you. EAT SHIT AND DIE!

2/13/2009 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOOD JOB MOPRAH MITCHELL, YOU PLAGIARIZED A WHOLE ARTICLE FROM SCC!!! EVERYTHING YOU SAID IN THE ARTICLE IS TRUE, TOO BAD NONE OF IT CAME FROM YOUR PEANUT SIZED BRAIN.

DOES THE SUN-TIMES ACTUALLY PAY MOPRAH TO STEAL OTHER PEOPLE'S WORDS WITHOUT CITING HER SOURCES???

2/13/2009 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I just don't see where there is any culpability," Weis said.

So if my daughters idiot boyfriend goes through a red light inmy car that I let her use and the camera sends me a ticket I am not responsible for it according to JFRAUD.

HOW DID THE MAYOR FIND SUCH A MORON TO MAKE SUPT. I BET THE FBI IS HAPPY THIS WEASEL IS GONE. Anything to keep the clout happy huh JFRAUD

2/13/2009 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He never ceases to amaze...
Does this baffone carry a weapon, if so, is it loaded??
Shortshanks real IQ is starting to reap rewards.

God save the queen!

2/13/2009 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The scandal is that the police department publicly closed an investigation into an on-going criminal conspiracy to sell guns and drugs in the city because one of the accomplices and/or witnesses is the daughter of the Assistant Superintendent.

A conspiracy involves the seller (arrested), the buyers, the original suppliers, the transporters, the safehouse protectors (daughter) and owners (Aunt Bea).

Here is one of the most serious crimes that local law enforcement is sworn to prevent, the transportation and sale of drugs and weapons within its boundaries, and the Chicago Police Department will not even question two people involved because one is a high ranking police supervisor.

Disgraceful.

2/13/2009 12:39:00 PM

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That was very well-written. So sad, so true. Seriously, how much lower than the toilet can morale go? I guess we could get flushed into Lake Michigan.......

2/13/2009 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I stole a pamphlet from the Academy that had a title of something like...."How to be an Ethical Police Officer." Whoops!!!
But I just wanted to understand what was expected of me....

2/13/2009 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Remember you guys that wanted Cline to go, well this is what you wished for!!!!!

2/13/2009 09:48:00 AM"



Uh, not so much....

2/13/2009 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corp. Counsels Office was informed that Area 1 Drug and Gang House Enforcement is submitting Aunt Bea's condo as a Drug and Gang House case.

2/13/2009 06:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I do not trust the Mope-rah for a second. She would love to have B resign......then she can himmmm and hawwww about an African American taken over B's spot. Even if they are not qualified!

2/13/2009 09:38:00 AM


Could be a spot for a certain Lt. Carothers?

Payback perhaps, for not recommending J-Fed's firing last week at the Police & Fire Commission hearing?

2/13/2009 07:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...HOW DID THE MAYOR FIND SUCH A MORON TO MAKE SUPT. I BET THE FBI IS HAPPY THIS WEASEL IS GONE...
2/13/2009 03:44:00 PM

His biggest problem occurs when he has to be spontaneous. The FBI does not do things quickly. As a result, their people don't seem to be able to think quickly. Dumb things are said, under pressure, when he does not have the time to think through the ramifications of a short flippant statement.

2/13/2009 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since when is it a crime, a federal crime to dislike a polititian. Are G-men trying to enforce the big brother laws. What would the punishment be, re-education of disgruntled citizens. What kind of department is Wezzy running, and what kind of country is Obama think he is running?

2/13/2009 09:40:00 AM
______________________________
According to WMAQ, the feds are letting CPD conduct the investigation and will respond accordingly once it is done. They stated there were NO threats against the President, however derogatory comments were made.

I'm sure they'll slam somebody for 'conduct unbecoming' and misuse of department time or some such nonsense, but really this doesn't sound like as big a deal as people want to make it.

Shocking, but the right to free speech does still exist in this country.

2/13/2009 08:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just faxes it to IAD,003, and supt office from kinkos. come find out who I am tough guys

2/13/2009 08:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do not trust the Mope-rah for a second. She would love to have B resign......then she can himmmm and hawwww about an African American taken over B's spot. Even if they are not qualified!


HOW DOES THIS MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE THAN WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR THE PAST YEAR? LET THEM HAVE IT!

2/13/2009 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys an this blog are screwy!! just do your job and mind your own business. If Cuello doesnt get charged with anything good for her!! And a program to move and or arrest the homeless for the olympics survey team when they come in is justified... and yes when we see your butts in federal court for violating their rights you will be quiet and take it for the team......ENUFF SAID!!!!

2/13/2009 09:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If she had any integrity or self respect, she would have at least retired by now.

2/13/2009 08:19:00 AM

IF!

2/13/2009 10:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, am I right to believe that most posters here are cops? Most of you seem clueless as to the laws you are hired to uphold, and not compassionate enough to protect (another of your duties)the citizens.

The law do NOT call for immediate siezure of someone's property unless they had knowledge of the illegal activities going on. Anyone that knows Bea should know that she had no knowledge of these activities, unless she is the CI.

If the person named in the search warrant admits that illegal contraband is his/hers, all other parties present are released, unless contraband is found on their person, if no outstanding warrants exist in their name.

Damn, doesn't the public rip on you enough? Do you have to trash each other too. I personally think that is far more damaging to morale than anything a boss can do to you.

I hope those of you trashers that have kids don't end up eating your words someday. No matter what we do, they don't always grow into the adult we invision when they are young.

On a different post some discussed Hamilton and his boys, and the popes. I remember back then another pope, a cop's kid, gangbanging and accidently killing two young girls. Don't know if this site existed then, but I certainly hope you weren't calling for his home to be siezed (the kid lived in Dad's home) or his job to e taken. Where is the love?

2/14/2009 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*If she had any integrity or self respect, she would have at least retired by now.*

Rumor is she called JFed that morning to submit her resignation and was advised otherwise.

2/14/2009 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Ask anyone who has executed search warrants. All present do not go to jail. Only the person named in the affidavit and those at the scene where evidence can connect them to the illegal contraband.

Okay, lets say we support this argument, since when do we not document all person's on the premise? Also, did he have anything in the house as mail that connected him, or was it all hers. I know the answer, it was all hers!

2/14/2009 02:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Don Quixote de la Mancha said...

2/13/2009 11:24 am
It is not important what you or I believe. It's where the evidence leads. As neither of us were there, I defer to the officers who executed the warrant. At this point their investigation did not establish probable cause the daughter had knowledge of the illegal contraband. Should further investigation prove different, her fingerprints on the weapons or narcotic packaging or pictures of her with the recovered items, then an arrest warrant should be obtained and she should be charged accordingly. Until then, there is no reason to question the integrity or professionalism of the officers involved.
D.Q.

2/14/2009 04:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
*If she had any integrity or self respect, she would have at least retired by now.*

Rumor is she called JFed that morning to submit her resignation and was advised otherwise.

2/14/2009 01:12:00 AM


That is not true AT ALL. She called all the political people she knew first and a few ministers. On top of that, the Hispanic clergy refused to get involved in any way. They blatantly informed her, since you are one of us and one of few Hispanic Exempt members, we will not hurt you, but we are not helping you. I also know she contacted at least 1 would be political supporter. I personally got a call not long afterwards with details of the circumstances prior to anyone from the department saying anything.

The resignation PR ploy was told to an Exempt close to her a few days later in an effort to help Jfed recover from this embarrassment. What was told to him was, allow Asst. Supt. Cuello to publicly say she offered her resignation and then Jfed was to come back and say in summary "he would not be accepting her resignation at this time. He would allow the investigation to proceed and all facts to be documented. Once the investigation is over, we will see what direction the department needs to go regarding the Asst. Superintendent." He was then to comment on some level of her responsibility changing to fall within the CPD guidelines and historical response to situations like this. The reality is if it were anyone else, they would have faced departmental sanctioning until the investigation was over. Some people stay in call back for years for far less!!!

Since Jfed's stupidity and incompetence as a representative of the greatest police department in history, he came immediately out and said he supported her and she had no culpability in this incident. It was too late to do what was suggested. He put his own foot in his mouth. He could not save his ass or the department due to his arrogance and inexperience as it relates to dealing with the police. He WILL go down in history as the worst Superintendent of CPD!

Maybe if you surrounded yourself with people that were actually knowledgeable of police procedure and our historical response, you, the Mayor and this Department would not be looking so stupid right now. We will NEVER get anywhere with you here, no matter how stubborn the Mayor is and no matter how much you promise to take care of Carother's people so he would lay off you and not really hold your feet to the fire. He is doing just enough to say he responded and took action. Lets look to see his brother, Sorry Lt. Anthony "Tony" Carothers of the 2nd District Tactical Unit get promoted real soon!

Adios amigos!!!

2/14/2009 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Random thoughts here...

Mary Mitchell definitely nailed that situation down in her article.
Regardless of how you feel about her, she was 100% on the money.
I'll even say that most of the time when she takes a swipe at us, we actually deserve it, because we've left our dirty laundry hanging out on the clothes line for all to see for quite a while now...
As for the warrant....while I can't say I have always taken "all residents/occupants to jail" when serving a warrant, if the actual lesse/renter/owner is on the premises, and contraband is found in areas of common access, whereby the lesse/renter/owner would have had to see it or have knowledge of the illegal contraband or criminal activities due to the amount/size/quantity, then I would be obligated to arrest him/her also. It's not my job to try the case, if a judge feels different, he can absolve them of any guilt.
It's common knowledge that while Aunt B is claiming "no knowledge" about the contraband, there was no way for the daughter to make this claim, based upon what was recovered and where it was. That and the fact that (again, from what's common knowledge at this time) the daughter "showed her ass" (acting out, hostile, etc.), she DEFINITELY would have had to make that trip to County Jail. She was cut a BIG BREAK, one she clearly didn't deserve, regardless of who "mommy" is.

2/14/2009 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As neither of us were there, I defer to the officers who executed the warrant. At this point their investigation did not establish probable cause the daughter had knowledge of the illegal contraband.

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I am not second guessing the officers. They are the ones who make the call in the very gray area of probable cause. Certainly, the daughter is on the fringe.

I'm just disagreeing with some of these limitations people are throwing up regarding search warrants.

No, not everyone should or even can go to jail.

But, a person doesn't have to be on the warrant to be arrested.

The target always goes because the warrant connects him to the home and the contraband. Even if there is no mail with his name on it and even if he has no clothes or other property in the home.

For others who are present, a big part of determining probable cause is WHERE the contraband is found. If its found in someone's bedroom with all their clothes and other property, then that person can be arrested even if he wasn't named in the warrant. If its found on a kitchen table that four people are sitting at, then they all can go.

The big Cook County lie is that two people can't possess one thing. That rule only exists in the felony review unit of this backwards crooked county.

If Bea's daughter lived in DuPage, she probably would have been arrested and convicted.

2/14/2009 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New General Order: None of the above will apply if your are a political Exempt.

And again, thanks for voting democRAT!

2/14/2009 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY DON Q. Stick it up your ass u SUCKHOLE. And Aunt Bea stay off the blog and learn to wear your hat. It doesn't go over your eyes. Maybe that's why you can't see what your idiot daughter has been hanging with all these years. Another beer Aunt Bea!

2/14/2009 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, lets say we support this argument, since when do we not document all person's on the premise? Also, did he have anything in the house as mail that connected him, or was it all hers. I know the answer, it was all hers!
2/14/2009 02:31:00 AM
Another uninformed person spouting off, if you are the police check the inventories you incorrect info will be answered, ASSHAT!!!

2/14/2009 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Okay, lets say we support this argument, since when do we not document all person's on the premise? Also, did he have anything in the house as mail that connected him, or was it all hers. I know the answer, it was all hers!
2/14/2009 02:31:00 AM
Another uninformed person spouting off, if you are the police check the inventories you incorrect info will be answered, ASSHAT!!!

2/14/2009 03:15:00 PM

Okay Lt DM, don't worry, she is still pushing for you to get promoted!

2/14/2009 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy US Against THEM Again. Batman!!!

This ain't about some idiot boss who was over promoted beyond their abilities. NO this is about the desire of the rank & file to appreciate a balance of justice within all ranks of the Chicago Police Department. This is the last straw J-Fed, you can't seem to know how WRONG you ARE!

Officers you must never allow this to stand! WE MUST FIGHT TO THE END!

J-Pud is doomed and all we must do is wait him out. We must vote out the Mayor and aldershitheads. Lock up all those corrupt reverends supporting the thug gangs in the street.

2/14/2009 08:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
the entire Cuello incident is disgraceful...will lawyers be able to use some J-Fed statements as a defense?...maybe in an honest court system, but not in Cook County, where the judges are selected and retained by the Daley machine...justice is bought and sold (wholesale!, but you know, the economy is bad) by who you know, who the State's Attorney decides to prosecute, etc.....BAU! (business as usual), friends...

2/13/2009 12:48:00 AM

My law firm will be. Thank your Superintendent and your Assistant Superintendent. You have to remember, this is a public forum where us defense attorneys love to go for new information. I refer my law students to your site all the time.
Thanks again

2/15/2009 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard from one of the p/os on the search warrant, that the narcotics scale with all the residue on it was on top of the daughters dresser in plainview. So her not nowing what was going on is nonesense.

2/15/2009 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was Mommy Dearest getting a cut of the action?

2/17/2009 04:07:00 AM  

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