Sunday, March 29, 2009

Another Reason to Picket

  • Fact: Alderman Beale wants to stop our Uniform Allowance and Duty Availability pay
Aldercreature Beale had no problem accepting a 6% pay raise for his part-time job and no problem with voting his staff a 5% raise. He also was among the 50 jackasses who saw nothing wrong with taking an increase in the aldercreature's discretionary fund (last reported to be in the neighborhood of $1.33 million to spend on whatever they want) as the economy was tanking.

And on the subject of the planned march, does anyone know if the Sergeants, Lieutenants and Captains have been approached or invited? The PBPA usually relies on the FOP to do the majority of the negotiating so it might be a good thing to have them along.

How about the retirees? The retirees come together and vote in a large block come election time. How many might have a few spare hours to come downtown and march with us? This has a lot of potential.

Oh, and Daley says we're being "unfair"
  • It is "unfair" for police to try to link their pay dispute to Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Olympics, Mayor Richard Daley said Saturday.

    Police union members unhappy with contract negotiations say they will picket City Hall on Thursday--the same day the International Olympic Committee's evaluation team arrives in Chicago.

    "If everybody has a complaint about something else, it has nothing to do with 2016," the mayor said. "It's really unfair because the Olympics is bigger than Mayor Daley. It's bigger than the police or fire union, all these unions. It's bigger than them.

No word on how unfair it is the City hasn't kept up with pension obligations as per State law.

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211 Comments:

Blogger Det. Shaved Longcock said...

Mayor Daley wouldn't know what fair is even if it bite him on his fat saggy ass.

3/29/2009 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not protesting the Olympics, Mr. Daley. I'm doing informational picketing about my lack of a contract and a raise, while you, the teachers, the aldermen (and their staffs) all get hefty raises.

If the Olympic committee is smart, they'll see you're lying either to them or to the citizens of our city.

Either you have boatloads of money to host an Olympics, or you have no money and can't even afford to pay your police.

One is true and one is a lie. So, which is it? I think I know the answer and that's why I'll be there 02 April.

3/29/2009 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also think its unfair that your son committed an aggravated battery in Michigan and never saw any jail time.

I think its unfair that we only have 7700 officers, and you bought J-Feds integrity for 300 large a year.

I think its unfair that you have redirected the money saved from the police budget to you personal pet project ie. Chicago 2016

See ya on the news- I will be the one walking, and someday hope to see you join the ranks of indicted politicians from Illinois.

3/29/2009 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, the city cannot afford raises for the police. Who needs the stinking police when he has all those security guards lined-up.

I cannot wait for all the beefs to come from that, and who is accountable, responsible for any injuries, civil rights violations, or when the security guards get a whomping???

3/29/2009 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley is a bitch and a bully!

A book can be written about how "unfair" he's been over the years! He's a tough guy, just ask him. When shit gets too hot & uncomfortable he goes to pieces or blubbers like a sweaty shit-bum & invoking his deceased child to get a sympathy pass...

3/29/2009 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Daley is a Democrat why does he hate Unions??

3/29/2009 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all the officers that signed up for the K9 and marine unit tests, please be advised that they have been cancelled until further notice.

3/29/2009 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Alderthieves don't believe "whats good for the goose is good for the gander." These guys are so corrupt it's beyond sick. Then they had out raises to themselves and their staff and then tell everyone else to make sacrafices. What a group of dirt bags! Hopefully this beals guys goes to prision some day like the rest of them. What a disgrace of a city chicago hs become!

3/29/2009 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Da Mare controls the majority of the media and print don't you think he has already put a bug in their ears? I mean if they aren't reporting Murders in Chicago then is it a stretch to imagine very little if any coverage of our picket.

3/29/2009 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ATTENTION UNKNOWING CIVILIAN READERS!

Remember!

Economic hard times in a PIGS EYE!

Chicago is FLUSH WITH MONEY!

DALEY HIDING CLOSE TO $6,000,000,000.00 (that's right, 6 billion dollars!)

All in his reckless pursuit of the 2016 games yet the city budget has a gaping hole.

Municipal employee pension funds are seriously underfunded.

No/slow public safety hiring but he says rent-a-cops & cameras flashing on a pole will replace police hiring.

LIVES have been lost because of his misguided pig headed thinking.

Mass transit is again a basket case.

Don't get us started about the sorry shape CPS is in but no worries... he has the boy blunder luberman on the case.

...change you won't believe in!

3/29/2009 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure mayor thief! Is the Olympics bigger than your legacy? Is it bigger than the financial stability of chicago? Is it bigger than stealing pension money and giving it to your nephew for corrupt land deals? Is it bigger than all the assets you are selling off? Is it bigger than all your lies and hidden treasures taken from the tax payers of chicago? Is a two week event so big that you are willing to do anything to get it no mater what the cost and how bad you hurt chicago?

3/29/2009 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If everybody has a complaint about something else, it has nothing to do with 2016," the mayor said. "It's really unfair because the Olympics is bigger than Mayor Daley. It's bigger than the police or fire union, all these unions. It's bigger than them."

Hey shortshanks, if it were up to you, no one would have a contract by 2016. The only pay raises would be for you and the 50 alderthieves.

The next time the Circus comes to Chicago why don't YOU and the Alderthieves join it as CLOWNS and then get the hell out of Chicago !!!!!!!! Take your nephew Vanecko & little shortshanks with you. Haven't you all stolen enough ??????????????????

3/29/2009 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what would be really "unfair" is if Pat Fitzgerald was able to indict you by the time the IOC left. See you at city hall thursday morning, DICK.

3/29/2009 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alderman Beale
Beale served as the president of the 100th Street of Prairie Block Club and vice president of the United Block Club of Roseland. http://www.ward09.com/site/epage/5093_292.htm Currently, he is a member of the Rosemoor Community Association, the 5th District Advisory Committee, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, the NAACP, CAPS, and Roseland Redevelopment Ad-Hoc Committee
WIKI Google
nowhere can you find anything about his formal education.
His clout Meeks Jessie Jackson Jr and shortshanks

3/29/2009 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where do we meet. Sgt retired

3/29/2009 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In early 2003, Ald. Beales sources found out there was a potential contract out on his life by a thug from Altegeld Gardens. Ald. Beales lives on bt. 511. For several weeks, several units were assigned to make sure Ald. Beale and his family made it out of their home safely and the Alderman was followed to his office near 112-113th Michigan. Checks had to be made hourly by the police. Now this guy is turning his back on the same police who helped protect his life 6 years ago. Thank you Alderman Beale.

3/29/2009 02:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

daley sounds like the little school kid who got caught with his hand in the cookie jar. our fraternal brothers and sisters will march in numbers on 2 apr and it will not be pretty. we will rock the loop with our voices showing our displeasure with the contract negotiations. shortshanks needs to learn a simple lesson in life-- you should not slap the hand that feeds you.

3/29/2009 02:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a question, is anybody planning on bringing family? I'm thinking the more the merrier, but correct me if I am wrong. What are your oppinions?

3/29/2009 02:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This schmuck Daley wants to go out with a bang, an Olympic bang - no matter who it fucks over and no matter how much when over, will leave this city in ruins and in debt like we've never scene before. Fuch the olympics you prick. Not one single tax payer wants it. Its all about you.

3/29/2009 02:58:00 AM  
Blogger Too Many Dummies said...

That "Bean" in Millenium Park cost thirty million dollars. Millenium Park was a billion dollar fiasco. Daley says we're unfair. If the police are unfair, how come Daley's so corrupt?

Daley is trying to use our contract negotiations in an attempt to further destroy our relationship with the public.

3/29/2009 03:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the city will issue all my uniforms, replace them when they rip, and buy my ammunition. I need a new backup gun who do I send the bill to?

3/29/2009 03:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

has anyone approached the suburb chapters? i've talked to the bothers there and they sound willing to support the chicago fop...

3/29/2009 03:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does the FOP need a permit to picket or can anyone or group just arrive at city hall and start picketing at anytime on any day of the week?

3/29/2009 05:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a Sgt and I plan on marching with my men and women.

3/29/2009 05:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SIGNS SHOULD READ WE CAN AFFORD 50 ALDERMAN AND NOT PAY OUR POLICE!!!!!

3/29/2009 06:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FAX HER OFFICE

3/29/2009 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are we just picketing at City Hall? We should also picket at the hotels where the IOC is staying at.

3/29/2009 06:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T. Concerning the story on armed security guards patrolling the business districts of the 09th and 10th wards. Does Beale have any financial interest in these security firms? They say these guards would free up the police to address more violent crime issues.OK, so we now have a private security firm patrolling a section of the city. Beale was even quoted as saying, "Just having that extra presence is a deterrent."

A deterrent for what? What police powers will they have that will act as a deterrent? To be an effective deterrent, a person would have to realize that they will suffer some type of punishment for an action committed, and that punishment would have to be substantial enough to make a person think if it is all worth it.

Ah, but Beale has the answer! Give these private security guards the authorization to write tickets! He wants to give these guys a parker and ANOV book and set them loose. Apparently the 09th and 10th wards have an illegal parking and littering problem so rampant that they need extra boots on the ground. Is this Chicago's version of Blackwater?

And if these guys are for the sole purpose of writing parkers and ANOVS to free up the real police, why do they have to be armed?

3/29/2009 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am one retired guy who is going. I am also passing the word about the picket. Thank you very much SCC you are providing an invaluable service to the troops.

3/29/2009 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please keep it civil, act professional.

No acting out.

Obey the on-duty police and supervisors.

Don't get into it with passersby.

Don't jam yourself up or make the rest of us look like buffoons. There are many out there that have suffered pay cuts or lost their jobs and are not sympathetic with us.

DO NOT GIVE AMMUNITION TO THE LARGE GROUP OF POLICE HATERS OUT THERE. We do that enough without trying.

3/29/2009 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen to what the "mayor" is saying. The olympic bid is more important than the police, fire dept, and any other citizen for that matter. The man is clearly disturbed. F- the olympics, and F- the mayor.

3/29/2009 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is some interesting language from the recent comp time decision and more reason to come out in force thursday. While the officers won, the federal judge looked at the low number of plaintiffs as a tacit acceptance of the city's practices on the part of the majority of officers. Make your grievances known. A poor turnout will not go unnoticed.

"The police union could bargain for the sort of changes that these plaintiffs want to see made; so far, however, most officers seem willing to accept the City’s practices. (Plaintiffs in this representative action are a small fraction of all police officers in Chicago.)"

3/29/2009 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC---Who is the person that decided to call an outdoor roll call at Howard & Damen last night at 1900 hrs.

The cluster was embarrassing and causing the district to go into a backlog on a busy Saturday night is inexcusable.

Officers were calling for help with a mental just down the street and the fill in dispatcher began to argue with the officer over the air as the officer and his partner were dealing with a crazed person who ended up being tased.

There ended up being a huge response after the fact, BUT if there wasn't a ORC there would have been more officers there at the onset.

ORCs are a joke, they don't accomplish anything but generate event numbers.

3/29/2009 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is time for our voices to be heard!For those who are on the fence this is time to put up or shut up.In addition that day, at 5PM in the FEDERAL PLAZA at 50 W ADAMS,a huge anti-Olympic rally is being planned by a group called NO GAMES CHICAGO.Make a day of it,after our rally throw down a few "pops" and come back to show your support, help slay a monster called 2016.

3/29/2009 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should have gone with the Teamsters... They get sh*t done.

3/29/2009 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard on WBBM radio last night that "WE" are seeking 24% worth of pay increases. That's the first time I have heard that number. Can anyone confirm or is it just the troll trying to stir shit up and make us look like greedy bastards?

Well sorry you troll prick! Take a look in the mirror and that would be YOU and all of your corrupt democrats and relatives.

I think we may need to move up the production at Wood Shampoo in time for Olympic committee!!! A huge jumbo-tron monitor playing the video in the background of the picketing would be great!!!

3/29/2009 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If our union was serious about Thur's rally they would be sending out reps to each dist to encourage participation.Remember this when they are up for re-election.These guys are complete cowards,they are not representing us in good faith,they are controlling us for the Mayor.

3/29/2009 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are such weasels. You want to kill the Olympics which will bring in huge amounts of vistors, revenue, and prestige to the City of Chicago. Guys like you people are the reason why I left the CPD. Chicago coppers earn a very good salary, get damn near free health insurance, Deferred Compensation, and on top of that a very generious pension with absolute job security. I won't even touch the medical roll - what a scam that is. With other Chicagoans trying to find good jobs, you guys should be kissing the Mayors ring finger and lining up to follow Supt. Weis. The Olympics and Mayor Daley are both good for Chicago. The neighborhoods of the city will benefit and the stature of the city will rise. People will no longer associate Chicago with the stockyards, Al Capone, and the excesses of the 1968 Democratic Convention. I came on the job in 1986 with Class 86-3. While on the job I fought for equity and fairness for all members of the department. The same comments I am seeing now on this blog I heard as an active copper and when I was assigned to an area. When I finally gave up the fight and retired out of a district I hoped that with enhanced educational standards these attitudes would have changed. When I came on the job a copper was respected and never got cold, wet, or hungry. Citizens nowadays don't want to offer cops warmth, shelter, nor a reduced rate on lunch. Why because coppers ruined it with greed, attitudes, and plain meaness! Shame!

3/29/2009 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excuse me Mayor Shortshanks, I am not protesting the Olympics. I am taking place in my First Amendment right to assemble and informational picket. I fucking DARE you or one of your dumbfuck CIVILIANS running this department to try and interfere with that. I will have you stuttering prick ass in federal court so fast, you won't know what the fuck hit you!
You called our bluff thinking we would just go to arbitration and settle for LESS than cost of living crumbs again while having to live in your overpriced kingdom! Well, you guessed wrong, you thieving prick!
You had no problem dolling out raises to your aldercreaturs, their staff, teachers (LOOK AT THEIR PERFORMANCE!)and most of the trades got a 10 YEAR sweet deal while the economy was in the toilet. And you now have the gall to say that we're not due a raise? FUCK YOU!
Like they say, even the smallest dog will bite when hes kicked enough. Well, guess you criminal fuck, WE'RE BITING BACK! See you Thursday!

3/29/2009 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UNFAIR!

This fool pulls our raises in front of this city! He looks like an asshole!

We have no other form of protest, we can't strike by law. So this is one of the few effective weapons that we are allowed and we going to use it to shoot down his goofy Olympics idea!

The Police gain nothing by his Olympics quest!

3/29/2009 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If our union was serious about Thur's rally they would be sending out reps to each dist to encourage participation.Remember this when they are up for re-election.These guys are complete cowards,they are not representing us in good faith,they are controlling us for the Mayor.

3/29/2009 07:55:00 AM

i agree with you

3/29/2009 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SOLIDARITY!!!!!
write, talk to and emial your aldermen. I DID. Especially to BEALE. My non police family still can't understand why I have to work weekends and holidays.And uniform allowance? Taxed before we get it and pay taxes on everything we buy with it - at the highest rates in the NATION. Daley wants to take, take, take and not GIVE BACK! He is a "one way MOTHERFUCKER". Hopefully one day they can TAKE his ass to jail.

3/29/2009 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JOHN KASS has some great suggestions for Chicago olympic events:

"I'm talking Chicago-style events like the Bag-Man Relay Races, or the Bag-O-Quarters Clean-and-Jerk Parking Meter competition; and the 100-Meter Dash to Affirmative Action Contracts Won by White Guys..."

Read more at:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/

LOL!

3/29/2009 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Da mayor is right....the Olympics is bigger than he is and he has no right to force the BIG Olympics down the city's throat when we can't even meet the demands of filling in potholes.

We are in dire need of additional officers (new hires), but tht is ignored.

The mayor sees the Olympics as a cash cow for all his consituents, cronies and array of fraudsters. He's sold off valuable PUBLIC assets for his own piggy bank.

No Olympics, Term Limits, Police Contract.

3/29/2009 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When shit gets too hot & uncomfortable he goes to pieces or blubbers like a sweaty shit-bum & invoking his deceased child to get a sympathy pass...

......or he leaves the city for an unidentified vacation.

3/29/2009 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

check out the FOP website.

3/29/2009 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big meetings Monday....everyone take note.

3/29/2009 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT---With an election coming up, and the frequent discussions on this board about voting, something occurred to me about the early voting program in Cook County.

First, after the last election, I noticed small articles in various papers about people voting twice. Once, by taking advantage of early voting. And then by showing up ON election day and voting again. I recently saw another small article stating that Cook County election judges are going to be given stickers, evidently to MANUALLY compare early voting records with election day rolls, to make sure that people don't get to vote twice.

So I'm wondering...WHY wouldn't the programmers of the voting software (that would be used by one of the largest counties in the country) write a code into the program that would PREVENT people from being able to vote more than once when they were aware of the early voting program? After all, casual non-scientific internet computer polls prevent IP addresses from voting more than once, why wouldn't a larger governmental agency? And why would the purchaser of that software sign off on a program that had such an important and significant flaw?

Second, how would some voters know to exploit that flaw in the voting software program by voting early and then showing up to vote AGAIN on election day? With my cursory knowledge of computer systems,it wouldn't occur to me to try to vote again once I already cast my vote because I would just assume that the software would have been written to prevent that from happening.

I'm just sayin'

3/29/2009 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IOC wont give two shits about this picket... Just going to piss off Daley, and that is a good thing... But dont be delusional in thinking this will have some profound affect on the IOC decision... It wont

3/29/2009 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC---Who is the person that decided to call an outdoor roll call at Howard & Damen last night at 1900 hrs.
Officers were calling for help with a mental just down the street and the fill in dispatcher began to argue with the officer over the air as the officer and his partner were dealing with a crazed person who ended up being tased.
There ended up being a huge response after the fact, BUT if there wasn't a ORC there would have been more officers there at the onset.
3/29/2009 07:31:00 AM

Lets remember one thing, this is our department! To many bosses nowadays have no common sense or they are that scared about JFed. So as a whole lets take this department over. The whole watch that was at the outdoor roll call should of left to assist your brothers in blue and then deal with the punishment later. Lets take this department back, united we stand divided we fall... there is strength in numbers, we must stick together!!! We out number all white shirits and gold stars!

3/29/2009 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone ever tried to file a FOIA request to find out where the money from the sales of Miday, parking gargaes, the Skyway and the parking meters went or is being kept?

3/29/2009 09:39:00 AM  
Blogger Westcide Dog said...

Should have gone with the Teamsters... They get sh*t done.

3/29/2009 07:54:00 AM

The same Teamsters that caved into Daley and greased the skids for a 10 year contract. The same Teamsters that agreed to effectively cut their members pay by 20% and agreeing to a 4 day work week. The same Teamsters that allow the city and Mayor to violate their current contract at every given moment. Talk to any city worker and they'll tell you the Teamsters are basically run by Daley and his friends in city hall!

3/29/2009 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ald. Beale is a snake. Looking for his formal education, you won't find one. I lived on Prairie (down the street where he lives)and saw him every day walking his children to the corner of 101st and Prairie for the school bus. That was the same corner where an unknown male/black opened fired towards the west at about 1530 hours. This is the same corner (Bennett School) where teens and young adults drink, party, urinate, throw their garbage in the street, loud car music (fuck the police), meet up for plan shootings and nothing has been done for at least 5 years. To my knowledge its still continues (one block from Beale). I moved OUT OF CHICAGO, but will make a special trip back there for the Informational March. I've contacted other retired officers in different states to do the same.

3/29/2009 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is suppose to rain on the 2nd. DO NOT let that deter you!! We need as many there as possible.
SCC.....are there going to be signs provided by the FOP or should we make our own?

3/29/2009 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets rally and be heard! I like the above guy that said please dont get baited into any arguments with shit bags or media. Ignore them and keep yelling and be heard!! I hope we have 6,000 or more! Fuck the olympics and mayor asswipe

3/29/2009 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If our union was serious about Thur's rally they would be sending out reps to each dist to encourage participation.Remember this when they are up for re-election.These guys are complete cowards,they are not representing us in good faith,they are controlling us for the Mayor.

3/29/2009 07:55:00 AM

HI WAYNE!

3/29/2009 10:24:00 AM  
Blogger TWENTY and OUT said...

OT: from SCC's earlier post-
"Charles Sklarsky, a former federal prosecutor now with the law firm of Jenner & Block, confirmed Thursday he is representing Patrick Daley and his cousin Robert Vanecko"

....Nice to see the Daley's are supporting the same law firm that represented J. Tolliver Pro Bono(the shitbag that killed Officer Michael Ceriale)
One day the entire Daley klan will burn in hell and i'll be smiling for eternity.

3/29/2009 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rosana Pulido (Republican) running for 5Th dist congressional seat, will be there marching with us. Look for her ask her questions. Northsiders VOTE APRIL 7th. Vote against Daley Democrats. She is pro gun 2nd amendment, protecting borders, anti safe haven for illegals, pro police and fire, wants our pension funds funded with stimulus money. Keep up the revolt and VOTE.....

3/29/2009 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Daley is a Democrat why does he hate Unions??

Because he's a "Democrat" like Mao was a Communist. It's a means to an end. His interests lie only with himself and what he and his family can make off city deals.

3/29/2009 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need to make sure we have our stars showing, wouldnt surprise me that some outsiders would join the ranks and act out to make us look bad.

3/29/2009 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beale is an uneducated pos!

3/29/2009 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fact or Rumor?
The reason there is a new boss of IAD is because the last one didn't do as requested(ORDERED),by getting rid of a complaint naming the Mayor's Chief of staff (M.M.) is carrying a weapon even though he is unqualified too and is effecting arrests even though he has no police powers.

3/29/2009 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley is an educated pos!

3/29/2009 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats the uniform of the day day the protest?

3/29/2009 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make a day of it,after our rally throw down a few "pops" and come back to show your support, help slay a monster called 2016.

3/29/2009 07:50:00 AM

Sure, great idea. What could possibly go wrong after having a few "pops"...

3/29/2009 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

most of the people i have talked to are not going. total bullshit!! This is why we never get anywhere. What the fuck is wrong with us???

3/29/2009 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should have gone with the Teamsters... They get sh*t done.

You are right..Corrupt Sh#T

3/29/2009 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all the officers that signed up for the K9 and marine unit tests, please be advised that they have been cancelled until further notice.


I think they already had the K-9 test. Sounds like another bad rumor.....

3/29/2009 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EVERY SINGLE POLICE OFFICER ,RETIRED WHATEVER SHOULD TAKE THE TIME TO PROTEST THIS INJUSTICE AND SHOW THE PEOPLE OUR DISGUST AT THE MACHINE AND HIS 50 UMPA LUMPAS.

3/29/2009 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work in 196 and my wife works in the mayor's office who told me that she overheard the mayor's people are saying that just like only 160 - 180 people showed up to the FOP union meeting (to vote no confidence for WEIS) only a couple of hundred people are expected to show up for the foolish protest.

Well, first of all the 180 people were representatives from every district and unit in the city. Can the FOP hall hold 9000 officers? Can everyone be off at the same time? JFED'S comment about our representation there was just as stupid as DALEY'S comment "If they want to demonstrate--fine, they can demonstrate. But it won't have any affect,". Well we will see about that Mayor DALEY!

Just and FYI guys, the MAYOR is planning to reroute the IOC members and keep them away from the HALL and will be putting them up at several undisclosed locations away from the protest.

We're voicing our opinions because we are both retiring in the next couple of months so what they do to us WE DON'T CARE. Almost four decades of this bullshit and we are out of here!

3/29/2009 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe you should let alderman beale know how he shouldn't make this move unless he want's over 7,000 angry officers and their families who benefit from those checks with a promise that if that occur that you will actively compaign against him in the next election. Here's his e-mail and phone number

Ward Office: 34 East 112th Place
Chicago, IL 60628

• Ward Phone: 773-785-1100

• E-Mail: abeale@cityofchicago.org

• City Hall Office: 121 N. Lasalle St.
Room 300 Chicago, IL 60602

• City Hall Phone: 312-744-6838

3/29/2009 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ISPeeved (state police blog) has a posting asking for their brothers and sisters to come out and support us.. Thank you ISP

3/29/2009 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Mayor. You decided Chicago Needed the 2016 Olympic Games.
The Citizens Of Chicago Did Not Vote On This Issue.
If They did; then your statement of the 2016 Olymics being so important, might be true.
The truth is the city is a mess. Sewers Collaspe. Flower Pots.

3/29/2009 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Tired of bad press all the time said...

7:50am wrote:
"....Make a day of it,after our rally throw down a few "pops" and come back to show your support, help slay a monster called 2016....

Why would you suggest that? Are you a complete f-cking idiot? Just what we need is a bunch of drunken police officers at a rally. I'm all for going to the 5pm rally at the fed plaza, but why would you tell people to go have a few first? Use your head, stupid.

The smartest post so far is from the guy at 7:24am. You should reread it.

He wrote:

Please keep it civil, act professional.

No acting out.

Obey the on-duty police and supervisors.

Don't get into it with passersby.

Don't jam yourself up or make the rest of us look like buffoons. There are many out there that have suffered pay cuts or lost their jobs and are not sympathetic with us.

DO NOT GIVE AMMUNITION TO THE LARGE GROUP OF POLICE HATERS OUT THERE. We do that enough without trying.

3/29/2009 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

If Daley is a Democrat why does he hate Unions??

3/29/2009 12:38:00 AM
__________________________

I've been saying that for years. Finally, someone else sees the light!

How can democrats be the source AND solution to all of our problems?

3/29/2009 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its times like this that we can judge what we are made of....the powers that be have decided to kick us. what will you do? i will be there. i hope that all the ''sellouts'' show up. you know who you are....

3/29/2009 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If our union was serious about Thur's rally they would be sending out reps to each dist to encourage participation.Remember this when they are up for re-election.These guys are complete cowards,they are not representing us in good faith,they are controlling us for the Mayor.

3/29/2009 07:55:00 AM

YOU sound like a moron. you want the union to bring your spare diapers and pack you a ba-ba. moron

3/29/2009 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous The NinthWar said...

Alderman Beale
Beale served as the president of the 100th Street of Prairie Block Club and vice president of the United Block Club of Roseland. http://www.ward09.com/site/epage/5093_292.htm Currently, he is a member of the Rosemoor Community Association, the 5th District Advisory Committee, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, the NAACP, CAPS, and Roseland Redevelopment Ad-Hoc Committee
WIKI Google
nowhere can you find anything about his formal education.
His clout Meeks Jessie Jackson Jr and shortshanks
His dad was a cop in old Public housing South
Beale is a low life police hating good for nothing that already ran rotten Roseland further into the ground
Zip code 60628 has the highest rates of foreclosure in the city and the nation
GD scum Harold Noonie Ward is eyeing your seat and will get it bitch
Hey Meeks, why did you shut down the taverns, but allow a strip club ( the Factory) to be opened four blocks from your church

3/29/2009 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is really an ass. That is okay, let them try it and see the citywide complete halt!

Has he thought about the fact that we HAVE to live in the city as property tax in any descent neighborhood has skyrockted to cover their BS spending. We only have 1 child, live within our means and have a small house and are barely making it. We are both P.O.'s.

Add up the Alderman's raises over the past 12 years and compare it to ours. What a joke. He makes twice what I make and he has a part time job remember.

3/29/2009 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK; THEN WHY DON'T SOME OF THE MEMBERSHIP PICKET BEALES OFFICE, AFTER OUR MAIN PICKETING. THAT WOULD BE EASY. SHOW THIS LOUD-MOUTH THAT HE, TOO, DOESN'T SPEAK FOR ANYONE WITH HALF A BRAIN.

3/29/2009 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We must come out in force.

3/29/2009 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WE HAVE TO ORGANIZE AND REDUCE THE CITY COUNCIL BY 25. IF EVERY MEMBER OF FOP COULD GET 20 SIGNATURES ON A PETITION AND WE COULD DO IT. LET'S STOP TALKING.

3/29/2009 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do whats right. give us a contract we deserve and ull see alot money money being generated for the city. the police will go back to work writing tickets etc.

3/29/2009 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OFF TOPIC---Who is the person that decided to call an outdoor roll call at Howard & Damen last night at 1900 hrs.

The cluster was embarrassing and causing the district to go into a backlog on a busy Saturday night is inexcusable.

Officers were calling for help with a mental just down the street and the fill in dispatcher began to argue with the officer over the air as the officer and his partner were dealing with a crazed person who ended up being tased.

There ended up being a huge response after the fact, BUT if there wasn't a ORC there would have been more officers there at the onset.

ORCs are a joke, they don't accomplish anything but generate event numbers.

3/29/2009 07:31:00 AM

another way for a WEAK exempt structure to show idiocy at its worst! "to stupid to speak out" the exempt mantra!

3/29/2009 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a question, is anybody planning on bringing family? I'm thinking the more the merrier, but correct me if I am wrong. What are your oppinions?

bring them, and your spelling sucks, just my opinion

3/29/2009 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need a giant poster of Shortshanks in full Chuckie mode, you know the one where he is face is all scrunched up and finger pointing. I think it would be beautiful to see a giant Chuckie on our picket line. Someone could then hold it up and we could all march around it with a huge banner saying "Where's Chuckie?" or maybe "Got Chuckie?"

3/29/2009 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all of the officers not on the job during the CFD strike you need to know a few things. Prior to their strike we were a lot more friendly towards each other. But they took a superior attitude because they were unionized and all held phoney union cards in other trades. They would stand around a barrel on the day they should have been working at the fire house but on their days off they went to work at places like McCormick Place and took work for people who actually were full time union members.

Let’s not forget that a handful of this great brotherhood actually were arrested for ARSON. That many of our cars were vandalized at the firehouses while we were inside guarding it from them. That when we let a few of them in to use the rest rooms they destroyed them and we took suspensions for being good guys.

There is actually no valid reason for them to have parity in pay with us. The last two contracts they held onto our coattails. We held onto theirs for our first two contracts. The best day in the history of the fire department will be when all of those who would have let our families burn to death are all gone. Our shirt may be chalkie but theirs is a picture of matches Boyle!

3/29/2009 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last night on the news, Daley bashed the picket indicating that the picket has nothing to do with the Olympics. Next question asked of the Mayor regarding the Olympics he responds that there are only TWO issues of importance to the IOC, the first being SECURITY and then you could see him stop for a second as if mentally making the connection.

Almost laughed my ass off. He's so fucking stupid. I guess when you've been so corrupt for so very long you really do lose your grip on reality and the true needs of your constituents.

3/29/2009 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alderman Beale
Beale served as the president of the 100th Street of Prairie Block Club and vice president of the United Block Club of Roseland. http://www.ward09.com/site/epage/5093_292.htm Currently, he is a member of the Rosemoor Community Association, the 5th District Advisory Committee, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, the NAACP, CAPS, and Roseland Redevelopment Ad-Hoc Committee
WIKI Google
nowhere can you find anything about his formal education.
His clout Meeks Jessie Jackson Jr and shortshanks

3/29/2009 01:58:00 AM

Ya mean he may not have even garadueated high schoo? Roseland works for those who want it to work.

3/29/2009 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a question, is anybody planning on bringing family? I'm thinking the more the merrier, but correct me if I am wrong. What are your oppinions?

3/29/2009 02:51:00 AM

I think family would be a nice touch.

Love---Mom

3/29/2009 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Daley divides us, he conquers us. He knows that.

"A house divided against itself cannot stand."

- Abraham Lincoln
Springfield, Illinois, June 16, 1858
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" A George divided against itself cannot stand..." - Seinfeld
Worlds are colliding.............

3/29/2009 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard on WBBM radio last night that "WE" are seeking 24% worth of pay increases. That's the first time I have heard that number. Can anyone confirm or is it just the troll trying to stir shit up and make us look like greedy bastards?
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greedy basturds? 24% is the number, that is 6% each year over 4 years, which is no different than what anyone else has gotten. 6% a year is fair, anything under 5% is a joke and an insult.

3/29/2009 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC---Who is the person that decided to call an outdoor roll call at Howard & Damen last night at 1900 hrs.

The cluster was embarrassing and causing the district to go into a backlog on a busy Saturday night is inexcusable.

Officers were calling for help with a mental just down the street and the fill in dispatcher began to argue with the officer over the air as the officer and his partner were dealing with a crazed person who ended up being tased.

There ended up being a huge response after the fact, BUT if there wasn't a ORC there would have been more officers there at the onset.

ORCs are a joke, they don't accomplish anything but generate event numbers.

3/29/2009 07:31:00 AM



This a prefect example as to why event numbers, outdoor roll calls, POD missions, and Street stop missions are a complete waste of time and actually dangerous by draining manpower needlessly!

Who dreams up this stupid nonsense down at 35th and Michigan?!

Oh yeah I know who, house mouse Police Officers and Stupervisors, who don't know what it's like having to deal with this nonsense!

3/29/2009 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alderman Beale is a little bitch. What has he done as alderman that has improved anything in Roseland?


Zero.

3/29/2009 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THUNDERDOME BABY-- 1100 HRS WASHINGTON AND LASALLE-- 02 APR-- GET ON AN FOP BUS OR JUMP THE TRAIN IN-- I HAVE HEARD THAT THE LITTLE LEPRECHAUN HAS JUST ORDERED A CASE OF EARPLUGS FOR HIM AND HIS STAFF-- YOU DON'T HAVE A HAIR ON YOUR ASS IF YOU DON'T SHOW UP-- ITS ONLY FOR 1.5 HOURS-- LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD....

3/29/2009 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since the contract and the Olympics are so intertwined right now....just a little aside:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-canada-vancouver-gangs,0,6710478.story

Take a look.

3/29/2009 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let the city pay for my uniforms. I need a new duty belt, shoes ,hat ,pants and shirts. this will never happen. Duty availibility pay is part of your gross pay as the city allowed it be pensionable.
This is nothing but a ploy to make the F.O.P. look good when we don't lose it. The protest is a joke! the people of the city of Chicago give a fat rat's ass obout our raises. Our jobs are secure from lay-offs, thiers are not.
The country is in a finacial crisis and unemployment is predicted to be about 10 peercent by July. The time for us to have protested was when the teachers recieved a 5% raise. The F.O.P dropped the ball
This protest will make us look greedy and ungreatful ,as to our job security, to the general public.
The F.O.P needs to show the true numbers of police there are and inform the public that they are being charged for officers that are not there. That won't happen because the F.O.P mantains the same number the city states.
Why is the big interest in insurace at age 55? This will only benifit a few officers and bosses because Daley has already stated no insurance after 2013. Now ask yourself, " How old will Mark Donahue be soon?" Thats right insurance at 55 will benifit him and some other members of the F.O.P.
I know this blog will call me all sorts of things but I don't drink the Kool-aide from the city or the F.O.P.

3/29/2009 01:23:00 PM  
Blogger larry said...

To my brothers/sisters in Chicago you have my support for obvious reasons I can't make it but I just wanted to let you know you have the support of all of New Yorks finest hang in there I know its a tough fight but you will prevail.

3/29/2009 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That fucking stuttering prick just said on WBBM that we're "being greedy" and that we should "come back to the bargaining table"!
you no good lying piece of shit! once again, he's crying his case to the media and public. when the fuck is this FOP ever going to rebut what that midget fuck says!
FYI (you evidently alzheimer suffering jag) YOU TOOK YOUR PALTRY OFFER OFF THE TABLE, NOT US! we're by no means "greedy". we know that the economy is in bad shape. YOUR COFFERS AREN'T! if you would have bargained in good faith two years ago when you should have, we wouldn't be here today! all we want is a decent contract and a pay raise that can help us afford to live in this fucking overpriced kingdom YOU CREATED. if you don't want to give that, fine, then get the fuckin residency repealed and let us go live somewhere we can! or better yet, if you think times are "so tough" that we don't deserve ANY raise, why don't YOU, YOUR FUCKIN CRIMINAL ALDERCREATURES, THEIR STAFF, THE TEACHERS, THE OTHER TRADES THAT YOU GAVE RAISES TO all give the raises back! when that happens asshole, i may have a different attitude. till then, FUCK YOU!
even more reason i'm going to do my best to get as many officers i can to the rally! :)

3/29/2009 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SO DALEY, IT'S UNFAIR TO PROTECT THE TAXPAYING CITIZENS OF CHICAGO, BUT IT'S FAIR TO WASTE AWAY MILLIONS OF THEIR TAX DOLLARS ON THINGS LIKE, "THE BEAN", FLOWER BOXES/GARBAGE RECEPTICLES EVERYWHERE, INTERSECTION ISLANDS THAT NOBODY SEEMS TO KNOW HOW TO DRIVE CORRECTLY AROUND, USELESS SPEED BUMPS EVERYWHERE, MEIGS FIELD TORN UP AT TAXPAYER EXPENSE, TAXPAYER DOLLARS PISSED AWAY RECKLESSLY FOR THE WORST PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM IN THE U.S.; CRIME OUT OF CONTROL, ETC;ETC;ETC; AND THIS LITTLE CHARLETON HAS THE AUDACITY TO SAY THAT WE SHOULD BE THE ONES PUNISHED WITH NO RAISE, TO PAY OUT EVEN MORE TO THIS MOPE AND HIS STOOGES TO WASTE. TRY TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR FAMILY ON A POLICE OFFICER'S SALARY DALEY, AND SEE HOW FAR YOU GET.

3/29/2009 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE GREEDY DALEY FAMILY CARES ONLY ABOUT THEMSELVES, AND THEIR CRIMINAL CABAL COHORTS IN CRIME. FORGET THE DECENT TAXPAYING WORKING CITIZENS AND THE POLICE THAT PROTECT THEM. HOPEFULLY THIS ONE-MAN PLAGUE WILL BE SOON OUT OF OFFICE, AND BEHIND FEDERAL PRISON BARS, WHERE HE BELONGS, AND WOULD BE BY NOW, IF THE FEDS HAD THE PROPER LEVEL OF COMPETENT INVESTIGATION.

3/29/2009 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lONDON WISHES THEY NEVER GOT THE oLYMPIC BID AND VANCOUVER IS NEARLY BANKRUPT WITH COST OVER RUNS FROM THE WINTER OLYMPICS their hosting!!!

Whats up with Daley???

This is all about The daley legacy, that is all!!!

3/29/2009 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not a cop and I think some of the pages you link to have some "interesting" social and political ideas but the CPD is seriously getting screwed on this.

Isn't there something illegal about what Chicago is doing to its police force? The working conditions, no contract. Shouldn't there be a class action lawsuit over all this crap the city is doing?

3/29/2009 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all the officers that signed up for the K9 and marine unit tests, please be advised that they have been cancelled until further notice
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K-9 test was 4 months ago. Nice try.... They are conducting interviews all this month.

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Oh ya. Why don't you ask the guy's that were scheduled for the interview. Right after the FOP picket was made public, every one was called and told that the interview process was cancelled. what does that tell you. ask someone you know that was suppose to have their interview on Friday what happened.



Also why don't you find someone who signed up for the Marine unit test. Ask them to try and find it on e-learning it's gone

swim test was suppose to start next week.


this all started right after the no confidence vote on Jody, you all got Daley pissed and everything was halted.

I/F you don't believe Me, do some leg work and call the Marine unit or K9 unit and find out for yourself with your own ears sonny.

ANOTHER REASON TO PICKET.

I've only got a year left and I mostly work on the inside, but I will be there, because what happens now will effect us all in the future.

3/29/2009 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beale/security: has ownership in one & kick backs galore. Mostly gangbangers at that. He's the same guy on tv last week who left quite a few blanks in his expenditures account and when asked why he state "thats the way the Mayor's office does it. Goudie you dropped the ball on that one. But then again, we really don't have investigative reporters in this town anyway.

3/29/2009 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's our opportunity to show the public who we really are. Like others have written in this post, keep it clean, be respectful to the public, because that is who we really need to impress. Show them, we want to be there for them, but we need a fair shake. Feel free to tell them what is really going on inside and outside city hall.

CTA, Teachers, Laborers and us all should see how well our pension funds have been used by all of Daley's family and who is profiting?

If you know anyone from CTA, CPS, or a laborer, let them know what is happening.

Anyone who knocks on a door at election time for this guy is a complete fool!

Remember, a kind word goes a lot further than a crass comment. Think of what we were taught at the Academy, That kind word goes futher that that ticket goes anyway.

Keep it cool, and keep the respect of the citizens. The good ones at least.

3/29/2009 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If our union was serious about Thur's rally they would be sending out reps to each dist to encourage participation.Remember this when they are up for re-election.These guys are complete cowards,they are not representing us in good faith,they are controlling us for the Mayor.
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Maybe. Maybe not. Things are not always as straightforward as one might want them to be.

It may well be that anyone that replaced the current guys might end up operating about the same way.

3/29/2009 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bobby Rush says: "By any means necessary!" Bill Ayers says: "Revolution now!" Richard Daley says: "Cuckoo...Cockoo...Silly..Silly..it's just silly.."

3/29/2009 02:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just talked to my Dad-77 YOA CFD Ret-B.O.B. He'll be there with his old fire coat and helmet, so don't give him shit... "Son, if you are going down there, pick me up"

3/29/2009 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should have gone with the Teamsters... They get sh*t done.

3/29/2009 07:54:00 AM


No, we as a group can get sh*t done; do not leave it to others and be there on Thursday.

Back your union and show everyone that you will back your union by your presence.

3/29/2009 02:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The hell with Mayor Shortstuff. Hey Shanks give up all the billions you're hiding for the BULLSHIT olympics that nobody wants. The billions from the SKYWAY, MIDWAY AIRPORT, PARKING GARAGES and PARKING METERS. Fuck you Shortshanks.

3/29/2009 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are an infinite about of questions our union should be asking.
Many are asked on this site.
There is an infinite about of information they should be giving the media.
They are giving a luke warm response to all of this.
Why ??????

3/29/2009 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UNFAIR????? You don't know the meaning of UNFAIR!!!!!!

3/29/2009 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like many/most politicians, Mayor Daley does not give one half of a shit about the PEOPLE that make up the Community (he's in charge of), much less that community as a whole.

We are all insignificant in his eyes and only exist to pay taxes to fund his desires and make he and his friends money.

To claim the City can't afford to fulfill the most basic levels of Service/Maintenance/Upkeep, and still claim that we can afford to host the Olympics makes him a hypocrite and a liar.

He truly does not care, on a personal level, if any Chicagoan lives or dies.
Where was he for Officer Taylor's Funeral Service? Too busy to come back?
Dude, YOUR THE FUCKING MAYOR and one of YOUR Officer's was killed in the Line of Duty.

His recent actions to save money for his Tunnel Visioned All or Nothing Olympic Bid is more proof that he truly does not care for his own people's safety or well being.

1. Refusal to salt/plow streets as needed during heavy snowfall. Everyone knows it snows in the Midwest. To act surprised or claim being caught off gaurd when it happens is asinine.

2. Refusal to fix potholes months after they've appeared. The Mayor knows that our streets are intentionally paved with asphalt to a thickness that's designed to break apart in a short time. I'd love to know how many traffic accidents and fatalities the snow and potholes have caused and are still causing as I type this.

3. Squeezing the communitie's Police Force with a damn near hiring freeze while it's already severley undermanned, putting both citizens and PO's lives and safety at risk.

4. Belittling that Police Force both vocally and by action to make them feel unappreciated, unnecessary, dispensible, and out of line for voiceing their opinion.
Yes, that's sure to keep up morale of the people who's job it is to protect YOUR citizens.

I will be there April 2.

3/29/2009 03:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all bark no bite.

3/29/2009 03:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sure bring you family. the more the better.

3/29/2009 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work on the West Side and I am constantly running into one of his aides. The first time it happened, instead of telling me he was an alderman's aide, he decided to argue. He got the ticket. I would have cut him a break otherwise. When residents call on him, he still acts like we're out to get him. Even showed him the call via PDT. This kid is just a police hater. Guess the alderman is too!

3/29/2009 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF YOU DONT PICKET THEN YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO BITCH!!!!SHOW SOME BALLS> THERE SHOULD BE A SEA OF BLUE> MARCH FOR US THAT ARE DEPLOYED IN THE US MILITARY THAT CANT BE THERE!!! NEVER NEVER SURRENDER-Semper Fi

3/29/2009 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Relax...that's just ONE alderman. They're not gonna take it away...

3/29/2009 03:40:00 PM  
Blogger elephantitis said...

I will be there and expect to see ALL.

Bring family and friends if you can.

Supervisor, Outside Agency, Dispatcher, Fire, Other City Employee, other Union member, Media SUPPORT is welcome.

We stand up for others every day, take a small moment out of your day and stand up for yourself, your family, your neighbors!!!!

We'll see you on Thursday DICK!!!!!

3/29/2009 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bad time to picket, we are going end up looking greedy, and the Mayor is going to blame us for the tax increase. Unemployment is almost nine percent right now, these factors should all be taken into account and they are not.
I say go to arbitration this 55 years and free medical is scam the union is ramming down our throats.

3/29/2009 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Bikers/Clubs: Lawmen,Blue Knights,Rebel Knights...Even HOG Chapters

You all like to claim allegiance to us, and wear colors that somehow relate to the CPD.....

How 'bout a little help on 2APR??
Fire them pipes up and come out to support us...We appreciate it

3/29/2009 04:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand the point from the distinguished alderman. Uniform allowances are wasted and not necessary. Let the city purchase unitofrms in bulk to save money and provide us with the best uniforms possible. Give the alderman a chance.

3/29/2009 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard on WBBM radio last night that "WE" are seeking 24% worth of pay increases. That's the first time I have heard that number. Can anyone confirm or is it just the troll trying to stir shit up and make us look like greedy bastards?


no, that is true. fop had 24% and the city countered with 16%. there were no negotiations on the number yet when it was pulled off the table

3/29/2009 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alderman B is a Jack Ass. He is an imature Whore. He has been talking about the uniform and duty availability for quite some time now. is that his only fight. Why dont he spend some time cleaning up his ward and bringing programs to the community for the kids

3/29/2009 04:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice sign of support from Bob Verdi in the sports section of Trib. today. "Pay Chicago cops what they deserve." Anyone else bringing their kids with? For the young guys in 014, don't be scared to go. We did this in 2000. Daley can't do shit to you unless you go out their and act stupid. We have the right to protest and picket like all the other groups that we allow and don't interfere. If it's your day off show up! If some fool wants to take your picture, smile.

3/29/2009 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets go Hawks!!!

3/29/2009 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can/should we wear our uniforms, or is that against our rules?

3/29/2009 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a mass attendance of the Blue Knights, Brothers in Blue, etc. to show support riding their motorcycles with LOUD pipes circling the block.

3/29/2009 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

State law???? Shiiiiiiiiiit. He's the Mayor!

3/29/2009 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

As a civilian, I prefer to think of our police and fire depts (and of course their greatests assets, the people who work in those depts) as somehow more important than the Olympics.

3/29/2009 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plenty of money for the B.S. Olympics that this city does not need but no money for school's unless we raise taxes, no money to salt streets unless we raise taxes but then again there is plenty of money for the crap ass mayor to fly all over the world pounding his chest "look at my city, i am great!" Screw you Daily, your Olympics, your crew of suck asses and your lack of respect for the men and women who truly keep this city running.

3/29/2009 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Unfair?". What in the hell would Daley know about anything being "fair?"
I can't believe all the hot air this lardass is blowing because of this informational picketing. Maybe Shortshanks doesn't like all the national and international media attention on all his underlings who have fallen on the sword for him. What an asshole!

3/29/2009 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck daley and anything he says is unfair. UNFAIR is how the average working stiff in this city is treated. THATS FUCKING UNFAIR. Must be nice for daley to be able to get free trips and be at Gibsons twice a week eating dinner while we try to get a shit 4% raise. The alderfucks vote themselves 6% and then expect we shouldnt take anything. Are they not part time employees making over 90k a yr? Do we not have the shittiest work schedule of any department in America and the highest murder rate? Pay us what were fucking worth!!!!!!!! Fuck DALEY!!!!!!!!!

3/29/2009 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC PLEASES CONTINUE TO POST THESE DAILY!! My biggest fear is that by thursday some of the steam will have worn off and we wont get the large number of coppers we need. Each and every day you should post a fact about how the city wants to fuck us, maybe enough copppers will stay pissed off long enough to turn out in huge numbers thursday

3/29/2009 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

next election get it on the ballot to reduce alderman from 50 to 20
mr mayor you would be saving 3million a year also less work for the inspector general and feds

3/29/2009 06:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

westside, inside do-nothing said...
You have to be a complete moron not to want the Olympics to come to Chicago. With our economic fall-out here in Chicago this is exactly what we need to boost the economic crisis. I for one will NOT be protesting and I urge you officers to NOT protest. Daley is not out to screw the police and I know there are only a few officer's that truly believe that. In this economic crisis we should all be happy we have job's. No one is getting a raise at this time, but if we get the Olympics things will get better for us. I know I am not alone when I say I am PRO CHICAGO OLYMPICS!

3/27/2009 01:37:00 PM

typical idiot copper... our rally ends at noon... the no games stars at 5... that leaves 5 FUCKING HOURS YOU NIT WIT! "A few pops"??? Real nice... advocate 5 hours of getting hammered... typical

3/29/2009 07:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is suppose to rain on the 2nd. DO NOT let that deter you!! We need as many there as possible.
SCC.....are there going to be signs provided by the FOP or should we make our own?

3/29/2009 09:56:00 AM


Standing in the rain will only make you all look more honorable and sympathetic as underpaid, under-appreciated underdogs. Carry on.

Love---Mom

3/29/2009 07:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cannot wait for all the beefs to come from that, and who is accountable, responsible for any injuries, civil rights violations, or when the security guards get a whomping???3
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Negative. Those second guards will be corrupted by the bangers and dealers right away.

3/29/2009 07:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all of the officers not on the job during the CFD strike you need to know a few things. Prior to their strike we were a lot more friendly towards each other. But they took a superior attitude because they were unionized and all held phoney union cards in other trades. They would stand around a barrel on the day they should have been working at the fire house but on their days off they went to work at places like McCormick Place and took work for people who actually were full time union members.

Let’s not forget that a handful of this great brotherhood actually were arrested for ARSON. That many of our cars were vandalized at the firehouses while we were inside guarding it from them. That when we let a few of them in to use the rest rooms they destroyed them and we took suspensions for being good guys.

There is actually no valid reason for them to have parity in pay with us. The last two contracts they held onto our coattails. We held onto theirs for our first two contracts. The best day in the history of the fire department will be when all of those who would have let our families burn to death are all gone. Our shirt may be chalkie but theirs is a picture of matches Boyle!

3/29/2009 12:32:00 PM

I also recall the President of the AFL-CIO at the time taking a deep breath before announcing that organized labor would not be supporting the CFD strike because all their second jobs impacted negatively on the unions.

That's when men were men. Nobody displays those kind of balls anymore.

3/29/2009 07:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are such weasels. You want to kill the Olympics which will bring in huge amounts of vistors, revenue, and prestige to the City of Chicago. Guys like you people are the reason why I left the CPD. Chicago coppers earn a very good salary, get damn near free health insurance, Deferred Compensation, and on top of that a very generious pension with absolute job security. I won't even touch the medical roll - what a scam that is. With other Chicagoans trying to find good jobs, you guys should be kissing the Mayors ring finger and lining up to follow Supt. Weis. The Olympics and Mayor Daley are both good for Chicago. The neighborhoods of the city will benefit and the stature of the city will rise. People will no longer associate Chicago with the stockyards, Al Capone, and the excesses of the 1968 Democratic Convention. I came on the job in 1986 with Class 86-3. While on the job I fought for equity and fairness for all members of the department. The same comments I am seeing now on this blog I heard as an active copper and when I was assigned to an area. When I finally gave up the fight and retired out of a district I hoped that with enhanced educational standards these attitudes would have changed. When I came on the job a copper was respected and never got cold, wet, or hungry. Citizens nowadays don't want to offer cops warmth, shelter, nor a reduced rate on lunch. Why because coppers ruined it with greed, attitudes, and plain meaness! Shame!

3/29/2009 08:15:00 AM

You self-righteous, pompous ass!

So if you were one of us weasels, then you will understand this: GO FUCK YOURSELF!

Evidently you don't read every post. Not every one is a rant and even the ones that are, so what? This a place to vent, ass-hat!

So, if you want to save the world and the police department and worship the mayor and his little dog J-Fed, go to seminary.

As for the Olympics, screw them. What prestige will that bring you? Wait, let me see: "Oh! You are the former Chicago cop who knows how to save the world and come from the city that will host the 2016 Olympics! Wow! Let me bow before you."

If the job is so good, the pay, the medical, the deferred comp, etc., why did you quit? Oh, I understand you're bigger than that and above all of it!

If you fought for all the things that you said you did, then you must be one of the most unsuccesful indiviuals out there because we are still fighting the battles you did not win.

You are truly a POS. I never called anyone that on this blog, but you seem to be the worthy bearer of that title.

You quit because you couldn't handle the job. Enough said about your police abilities, or lack thereof.

Now I hope us "weasels" can find a way to put an end to your Olympic dreaming. Glad a coward like you is off the job! You sound like a do nothing alderman, or politician.

3/29/2009 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand the point from the distinguished alderman. Uniform allowances are wasted and not necessary. Let the city purchase unitofrms in bulk to save money and provide us with the best uniforms possible. Give the alderman a chance.
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Like the best cars, radios, PDTs, and computers they give us? So what are going to say when they only issue you 2 pairs of pants that they got from some connected vendor? You're still going to have to buy your own uniforms just without the uniform allowance.

3/29/2009 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"this is exactly what we need to boost the economic crisis"


Why would we want to boost/increase the economic crisis?

It will leave us in debt and bankrupt the city. You great, grandchildern with suffer from the economic hardships created by this beast.

Pick up a library card moron and read up on economics or compare what's happening with other Olympic cities and their victimization.

3/29/2009 08:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ORCs are a joke, they don't accomplish anything.....

3/29/2009 07:31:00 AM

Don't sell them short, they almost conquered Gondor

3/29/2009 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope to see all the demands met and for the raise to come. Daley has shit on this city for far to long and we need a change we can believe in, not like the one we got in Washington. But a real change, perhaps a person who gives a damn about the police and fire departments.

God Bless the CPD and nobody else.

3/29/2009 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I understand the point from the distinguished alderman. Uniform allowances are wasted and not necessary. Let the city purchase unitofrms in bulk to save money and provide us with the best uniforms possible. Give the alderman a chance.

3/29/2009 04:20:00 PM"


So, what you're saying is that you've got the pending contract for those 'bulk purchases', right?

3/29/2009 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T. Watch your back if you work in 004. EC is a back stabbing snake, on top of being a complete idiot. Another terrible choice for a commander. Escape while you can. This guy is out of control, and will screw over anyone.

3/29/2009 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Bad time to picket, we are going end up looking greedy, and the Mayor is going to blame us for the tax increase. Unemployment is almost nine percent right now, these factors should all be taken into account and they are not.
I say go to arbitration this 55 years and free medical is scam the union is ramming down our throats.

3/29/2009 04:17:00 PM"


We're going to look greedy, you say?

Compared to who?

The aldermen?

The mayor?

The white shirted exempts?

The aldermans' staff?

The wealthy fucks touting the 'lympics?


Just who will we look greedy compared to?

3/29/2009 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I understand the point from the distinguished alderman. Uniform allowances are wasted and not necessary. Let the city purchase unitofrms in bulk to save money and provide us with the best uniforms possible. Give the alderman a chance.

3/29/2009 04:20:00 PM
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Thank your for your imput, Ald Beale's Chief of Staff.

The problem will be the city will buy everything on the cheap, it will be shitty quality and look even worse. Try getting a worn jacket replaced in your size if you aren't a 42, 44, 46 or trousers if your waist is under 34 or over 42.

Who decides if a uniform item is to be surveyed (USMC term for replacing worn equipment) You or some hack?

Who'll run the uniform room? A connected insider?

I'd prefer to see the Polacks at Irving/Austin, quality at a good price.

3/29/2009 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC You should have a post on what would be the best signs for the picket! List the top ten signs or quotes for the picket! lets get some ideas

3/29/2009 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/29 8:15 Check your facts. only one Olympic city ever showed a profit.I think it was Provo, Utah bout I could be wrong.

3/29/2009 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

most of the people i have talked to are not going. total bullshit!! This is why we never get anywhere. What the fuck is wrong with us???

3/29/2009 10:52:00 AM

You need to convince those cowards to come out. Pick them up and buy them lunch if you have to.

3/29/2009 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

term limits?

3/29/2009 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ORCs are a joke, they don't accomplish anything.....

3/29/2009 07:31:00 AM

Don't sell them short, they almost conquered Gondor

3/29/2009 08:26:00 PM

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Now THAT is some funny shit. ROFLMAO!

3/29/2009 09:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My sign will say, "Cain ain't Able".

3/29/2009 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Negative. Those second guards will be corrupted by the bangers and dealers right away.

3/29/2009 07:26:00 PM"


Wat chu talkin' 'bout!?

Dey is da bangers an' da dealers!

3/29/2009 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/29/2009 08:15:00 AM

Its hacks like you who ruined this job and check your numbers. No Olympic city has made money except for LA under Peter Uerbroth. Your a weasel so stay bretired.

3/29/2009 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the aldermen actually use all the stolen money taken from the taxpayers for city business! Look at their D-2's

http://www.elections.state.il.us/CampaignDisclosure/CandidateSearch.aspx

Look here in commitees type in aderthieves last name,or ward, do a search they hide it! Why do some have millions like eddie burke 8 million come on! Then look at contributors to see how much they give,and you see how many give in front,but the ones with manilla envelopes are not listed of course!

3/29/2009 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look for hours to be changed in units, so as to limit participation.

3/29/2009 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

now they are saying rain? 50 cops AT MOST! This rally will be a disaster! FOP hearts are in the right spot, this just will do more harm than good... trust me!

3/29/2009 11:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just and FYI guys, the MAYOR is planning to reroute the IOC members and keep them away from the HALL and will be putting them up at several undisclosed locations away from the protest.



The Officers from SPECIAL FUNCTIONS are going to be driving them, just like they did in the past. Ya think any one of them has a cell phone? Can one of our own brothers call us and let us know where they will be staying, route, locations??? I KNOW FOR A FACT that some of them are reading this blog. So... Can you give us a call??

3/29/2009 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...

If Daley is a Democrat why does he hate Unions??

3/29/2009 12:38:00 AM
__________________________

I've been saying that for years. Finally, someone else sees the light!

How can democrats be the source AND solution to all of our problems?

3/29/2009 11:39:00 AM

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I've been saying the same things for years myself. Unions create the problems many times and then want to resolve them. By doing this, they try to foster a dependency mentality.

I've asked mine to leave a couple of meetings and their response is the "we're the exclusive bargaining representative" claptrap.

Ironically I had a meeting with a Deputy Commissioner and Personnel Director. The issue got resolved amicably without the union being involved.

Until my union representatives stop thinking it's 1950 and that women are beasts of burden....I don't want them around.

3/29/2009 11:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My brother is a cop and cannot take off that day. If allowed, can I march for him? ( that is, are civilians allowed to march, to show our support?)

3/29/2009 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/29 8:15 Check your facts. only one Olympic city ever showed a profit.I think it was Provo, Utah bout I could be wrong.

3/29/2009 08:50:00 PM

Los Angles. They had 95% of things already in place, no need to build temporary stadiums, housing... Just truck in a bunch of port-a-johns, and your all good! Even China, with a damn near endless supply of cheap labor is suffering a financial loss from the Games.

Oh, BTW Mr ”Guys like you people are the reason why I left the CPD.” 3/29/2009 08:15:00 AM
Thank you for leaving! I hope you still have a memento from the CPD that you can sell on e-bay. If you do, use the cash to buy a tampon, seems like you are bleeding a little, try not to wear a white skirt!

3/29/2009 11:49:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

I'll be there with me camera. It would be cool to also be able to film what type of crappy equipment you guys have to deal with WAY BEFORE our economy tanked as long as it doesn't jeopardize your safety.

3/30/2009 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

class member of 86-3. you definitely are NOT being missed.

jobs down in the city. blame Shortshanks for his over taxing them. thank Shortshanks for a lot of company's that he force into the suburbs. Shortshanks you be a mess.

3/30/2009 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't we get the 'ol pipes and drums to help us make a lot of noise?

3/30/2009 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"now they are saying rain? 50 cops AT MOST! This rally will be a disaster! FOP hearts are in the right spot, this just will do more harm than good... trust me!

3/29/2009 11:08:00 PM"


The IOC will be here all week long, and they'll be visiting all of the city's proposed olympic sites.


http://www.nogameschicago.com/

will be protesting all week long.


Everyone is welcome to join in and let the IOC know, in no uncertain terms, that we, the citizens of Chicago, do not want the 2016 games here, that we are not interested in, nor are we financially, structurally, or socially capable of hosting the olympic games.


Maybe in another 20+ years, after daley and his clan of thieves are distant bad memories, but not at this time, nor with this cluster fuck of a city, county and state governments.


No way, Jose.

3/30/2009 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
ORCs are a joke, they don't accomplish anything.....

3/29/2009 07:31:00 AM

Don't sell them short, they almost conquered Gondor

3/29/2009 08:26:00 PM

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Now THAT is some funny shit. ROFLMAO!

3/29/2009 09:20:00 PM

same here way to funny

3/30/2009 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
My sign will say, "Cain ain't Able".

3/29/2009 09:40:00 PM

ill bring life size cut out of joe cain

3/30/2009 02:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If You're Not there, YOU better Not Bitch about our Contract!

3/30/2009 03:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 08:15 AM (29 March 09) Who the fuck are you kidding. You make it sound like you left the job on your own terms for altruistic reasons. By your own admission, you're from the class of '86! For all you youngsters out there, the notorious class of '86 was the biggest embarassment ever on the department. By 1990, half of them were in the joint on felonies and the rest of them were simply fired for a) cowardice, b) pissing hot or c) domestic battery. Unfortunately, the few that never got caught fucking up, now comprise the majority of the gold star rank.

3/30/2009 04:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You guys are such weasels. You want to kill the Olympics which will bring in huge amounts of vistors, revenue, and prestige to the City of Chicago. Guys like you people are the reason why I left the CPD. Chicago coppers earn a very good salary, get damn near free health insurance, Deferred Compensation, and on top of that a very generious pension with absolute job security. . .
3/29/2009 08:15:00 AM
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Sorry slick, I don't see $78,086 after 25 years tht great a salary.
Damn near free health insurance?
I pay 1.75% of my salary for health insurance. Every time I get a raise, it goes up!
Deferred Comp = my money
The pension = it is not free, I pay into that as well. It was part of my benefits package that was given to me when I was hired. The only true benefit is the job security. Anyone that wants a good job with little chance for layoff can test and come on like I did.
Shame on you - traitor

3/30/2009 05:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/29/2009 07:44:00 PM
SAID

If the job is so good, the pay, the medical, the deferred comp, etc., why did you quit? Oh, I understand you're bigger than that and above all of it!

RESPONSE
After twenty years I retired. While on the job I acquired an undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Master's Degree from Northwestern University which I parlayed into a second career in corporate loss prevention in the private sector. I work with guys who retired from the FBI and the USSS. One thing we all have in common is that we leveraged our abilities and took advantage of every opportunity to pursue our dreams. Instead of moaning and muttering I decided to take control of my destiny. Instead of going to watch parties or being an overtime whore I decided to live within my means and study at every opportunity. My son went to public schools. He graduates this year from Carleton College in Minnesota. I saved enough by being thrifty so that with loans and a small scholarship we were able to pay for his education. All of this was possible due to a very good job as a Chicago Police Officer! I am deeply indebted to the City of Chicago and to the Chicago Police Department. The Distinguished Mayor Harold Washington spoke at my academy graduation and reminded us the we were Chicago's finest. I took that to heart and took advantage of every opportunity given to me by the City of Chicago. I grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and attended Calumet H.S. Now I live in a very nice Chicago neigborhood in the 21St District that is affluent, diverse, and has a large perecentage of informed voters. All of this was made possible by my first career as a Chicago Police Officer. My life is truly an example of the American dream realized!

3/30/2009 06:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"My life is truly an example of the American dream realized!

3/30/2009 06:12:00 AM"

BUt what you don't realize is that all you acheived via the City's employment policies were the result of the police union- not the mayor's good will. In fact- the tuition reimbursement policy you took advantage is under assault-they've already limited civilian members to $3000 a year.

You've left to a better place- good for you- but don't dismiss us or chide us for fighting for our families and just trying to keep up with inflation.

But-if your post police life is so great-why are you reading and posting on this blog? I think you miss this job and hate that you're basically a glorified security guard now.

3/30/2009 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's it....I'm applying for a suburban department. It was fun while it lasted; the doom is near...

3/30/2009 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How am I going to pay my auto and homeowners insurance with no duty availability or uniform checks?

3/30/2009 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the poster who state that Jackson threatened the officers at his roll call if they participated in the protest:

http://www.aclu-nj.org/issues/policepractices/theacludefendscops.htm

I see a class action lawsuit in the making!

3/30/2009 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard on WBBM radio last night that "WE" are seeking 24% worth of pay increases. That's the first time I have heard that number. Can anyone confirm or is it just the troll trying to stir shit up and make us look like greedy bastards?
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Where the hell have you been? That figure has been talked about since day one of the negotiations.

3/30/2009 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys like you people are the reason why I left the CPD.
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Really? If this was such a great job, why couldn't you just tough it out?

Or did you leave involuntarily?

"Chicago coppers earn a very good salary, get damn near free health insurance, Deferred Compensation, and on top of that a very generous pension with absolute job security"

Good salary? Can't complain there. But I'm not complaining about a good salary, I'm trying to get more. Is that so wrong? Please show me where in this city, nation, or world that a worker does not try and increase their compensation? I believe that since we put our lives at risks each and every day, we should be compensated accordingly.

Nearly free medical insurance? Well, I believe that is because of the number of city employees enrolled in the plans available. The city gets a discount for having the numbers it has insured. But, hey, I could be wrong.

Deferred Compensation? So what? Almost every organization the size of the CPD has some type of retirement package. And since this is not like a 401k package in which the city could match contributions, again I say so what?

A very good pension? Gee, don't you read the newspapers? Our pension is currently being funded at a 40 - 45% rate. This is where you should say SHAME! Then on top of that our pension officers allowed a relative of our esteemed mayor to borrow $15 million from the pension to invest into some real estate deal and that looks like we will lose all that money.

I feel sorry for you. You sound like you didn't want to leave but had no choice. I hope you find what you are looking for in life.

3/30/2009 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:32:00P.M., I agree with you 100%, and furthermore it is their fault that the city (and especially us) lost the best Mayor we ever had. Jane Byrne was very good to us, and to them, but they got greedy. 2 days into their illegal strike, she gave them everything they wanted, they then added more demands. If my home would have had a fire I would have sued every single one of the strikers. The whole strike was orchestrated to get Jane out and open the door for richie. They didn't realize Harold was going to slide in as an independent. The strikers were striking their "play" job while crossing other picket lines to go to their real Union jobs. Look into the tavern that was owned by a ff and headquarters for their breaks from their barrel on 79th street.

3/30/2009 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Da Mare controls the majority of the media and print don't you think he has already put a bug in their ears? I mean if they aren't reporting Murders in Chicago then is it a stretch to imagine very little if any coverage of our picket.

3/29/2009 12:58:00 AM

CAN YOU SAY YOUTUBE? BRING YOUR OWN CAMERA AND POST TO THE WWW.

3/30/2009 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the real weasal,

So you left after did nothing on the job and used your IAD Fed connections to land a clout private security job. Give me a break, I have friends who have left the City for one reason; MONEY.

Go to a suburb and top out in four years at 85,000, no private school to pay for, a house with a real yard, no savages at your back door, no high taxes with nothing to show for it, no lawsuits, no headaches, no real police work either, but hell that is a thing of the past anyway. So you stay in your little diverse, overtaxed, murder capital and keep drinking the kool-aid.

3/30/2009 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

heard on WBBM radio last night that "WE" are seeking 24% worth of pay increases. That's the first time I have heard that number. Can anyone confirm or is it just the troll trying to stir shit up and make us look like greedy bastards?
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greedy basturds? 24% is the number, that is 6% each year over 4 years, which is no different than what anyone else has gotten. 6% a year is fair, anything under 5% is a joke and an insult.

3/29/2009 12:52:00 PM

BESIDES YOUR NEW HEALTH INSURANCE INCREASE WILL EAT UP ABOUT 1.5% OF THE YEARLY INCREASE. SO YOU REALLY GET ABOUT 4.5%. THE CITY IS ALSO CONSIDERING INCREASING OTHER COST TO MEMBERS AND ELIMINATING UNIFORM AND DUTY AVAILIBILTY PAY. SO WHERE IS THE INCREASE?

3/30/2009 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mention State Law and watch how fast the Lil Fat Greasy Bastard whips out MCC or will stutter and quote,"Im da Maya,its My City,I make da laws"

US constitution? Federal Labor Laws and Standards? Union Protection/Arbitration? Plausible Contract? Daley's Response: "err whats dat?"

While many many swords are being rattled,FILE THE LAWSUIT ALREADY what more do you need? It is the position of the City to settle out of court so SUE THEM.But make it at the FEDERAL LEVEL. Class Action Federal Lawsuits ALWAYS carry weight and ALWAYS make the Media. Daley has fucked us for TOO long now its time to FUCK BACK.

3/30/2009 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My brother is a cop and cannot take off that day. If allowed, can I march for him? ( that is, are civilians allowed to march, to show our support?)

--DEFINITELY! Anybody that supports the police and getting a contract can and should attend! We appreciate the support!

3/30/2009 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we get a raise please? The alderman did!

3/30/2009 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And if these guys are for the sole purpose of writing parkers and ANOVS to free up the real police, why do they have to be armed?

3/29/2009 06:45:00 AM

They are armed because the State,not you or the city,permit them to be armed.I looked several times but just cant seem to find it anywhere in the Constitution that "Only the Police" should be armed. Why is it someone that is "sworn" to protect the Constitution is so quick to make a move to violate it?Or whine about other non sworn people that are Contitutionally ENTITLED to enjoys rights just like YOU. Remember Hayworth? Remember Heller? Private citizens that fought back and WON so as to protect the Gun Rights of ALL of us not just you. So by your comment should I summarize that Only the Police should carry guns? Ill be happy to turn mine in to you.If you can guarantee in WRITING that you or your other shallow thinking minions can respond to my 911 call in under 60 seconds under any condition. Until such point,Ill be keeping my armory fully loaded and unregistered thank you very much.

3/30/2009 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all of the officers not on the job during the CFD strike you need to know a few things. Prior to their strike we were a lot more friendly towards each other. But they took a superior attitude because they were unionized and all held phoney union cards in other trades. They would stand around a barrel on the day they should have been working at the fire house but on their days off they went to work at places like McCormick Place and took work for people who actually were full time union members.

Let’s not forget that a handful of this great brotherhood actually were arrested for ARSON. That many of our cars were vandalized at the firehouses while we were inside guarding it from them. That when we let a few of them in to use the rest rooms they destroyed them and we took suspensions for being good guys.

There is actually no valid reason for them to have parity in pay with us. The last two contracts they held onto our coattails. We held onto theirs for our first two contracts. The best day in the history of the fire department will be when all of those who would have let our families burn to death are all gone. Our shirt may be chalkie but theirs is a picture of matches Boyle!

Get over it already!. Its 29 years ago for Christs sake! My Father was one of the firefighters on strike, he didnt have a side job like you say. They had the balls back then to stand up to the city, unlike a majority of us now.

3/30/2009 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the job is so good, the pay, the medical, the deferred comp, etc., why did you quit? Oh, I understand you're bigger than that and above all of it!

RESPONSE
After twenty years I retired. While on the job I acquired an undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Master's Degree from Northwestern University which I parlayed into a second career in corporate loss prevention in the private sector....Instead of going to watch parties or being an overtime whore I decided to live within my means and study at every opportunity. My son went to public schools. He graduates this year from Carleton College in Minnesota. I saved enough by being thrifty so that with loans and a small scholarship we were able to pay for his education. All of this was possible due to a very good job as a Chicago Police Officer! I am deeply indebted to the City of Chicago and to the Chicago Police Department. The Distinguished Mayor Harold Washington spoke at my academy graduation and reminded us the we were Chicago's finest. I took that to heart and took advantage of every opportunity given to me by the City of Chicago. I grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and attended Calumet H.S. Now I live in a very nice Chicago neigborhood in the 21St District that is affluent, diverse, and has a large perecentage of informed voters. All of this was made possible by my first career as a Chicago Police Officer. My life is truly an example of the American dream realized!

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WTF ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT, ASS-HAT?

I am doing the same thing right now with my family. Does that mean I am not entitled to seek out pay raises or other benefits.

Good for you self-made ex-cop! You must be the only one who has ever accomplished this, ass-wipe.

I go out there everyday dealing with police haters like you on myriads of calls for service. I give each citizen respect, accordingly. In return, I recieve false beefs, uncooperation and often disdain - and these asswipes, like you, don't know me, but freely make prejuidicial comments to apply toward me and other good cops.

So, you are in loss prevention and you recieve a pension? Then I guess you can be thrifty enough to live on your current income the rest of your life. No pay raises! No COLA for your pension! As a matter of fact, it sounds like you have more than you need. I hope you at least tithe over and beyond 10%, other-wise you are an ignorant hypocrite.

I and my fellow officers are entitled to ask for and hope to get the best possible benefits.

Good riddance, to you, security guard. Parlay your pompous, self-righteous attitude into this: GO FUCK YOURSELF. You are not the only cop with a Master's Degree, honors, informed voter, etc., etc. And you admit that you took advantage of benefits that somebody else won for you. Would you have went to college on the city's dime if you came on in the 60's or 70's? NO! What would your pension have been? Someone asked for those benefits and the cops got them for themselves and sadly for a traitor like you, too. So stop your "holier than thou" crap.

However, I am guessing you did not acquire much self-esteem as a cop if you have to build yourself up on an annonymous blog. You're still a loser personality as manifested by you narcissistic soliloquy.

3/30/2009 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just talked to my Dad-77 YOA CFD Ret-B.O.B. He'll be there with his old fire coat and helmet, so don't give him shit... "Son, if you are going down there, pick me up"

3/29/2009 02:37:00 PM
..............................................My Dad id B.O.B. too! He's into this more than anyone. Retired CFD 79yr's old. They can show us the way to break the city.

3/30/2009 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 86-3 Bend a DICK Arnold. I was in your class, and know who you are. I was going to let the cat out of the bag and explain what a goof you are, but when I read the Honorable Harold Washington part, I knew you were kidding around.

3/30/2009 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous To 86-3 Broham said...

86-3 I am so sad that I never met such a great go getter like yourself. You are the greatest. You are the best. You ARE the American dream. You now work with ex- F.B.I. and ex U.S.S.S. people. How thrilling it must be to be you. You are so smart. You are so thrifty. Okay, I'll say it, you are special.

It's almost 1600 hrs. You better hurry up or you'll be late for the afternoon circle jerk.

3/30/2009 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of this was made possible by my first career as a Chicago Police Officer. My life is truly an example of the American dream realized!

3/30/2009 06:12:00 AM


Sorry..I can't let this one go.... Wow, are you impressed with yourself! You really think you are so much better than the Officers you had the honor to serve with and dismiss so easily.

When you tell me you went to school on the Citie's dime and went on to better things you told me all I need to know about you. You weren't an "overtime whore" because you never made made an arrest and never went to court. You were to busy being a student to do the job you were being paid to do. I've seen a few of you over the years and you've all been dishonorable people.

You kept taking with the "scholarship" and never mention what you gave back to the good citizens who keep paying your family's bills.

This is a Police blog, you were never the Police so go somewhere else.

One more thing, I Googled Carelton Colloge and I see barista on your son's resume in the near future. Sorry again, that was uncalled for.

3/30/2009 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

INMATES ARE RUNNING THE ASYLUM SAYS:

PLEASE DON'T HAVE A BUNCH OF BIKER TYPES RIDING AROUND DALEY CENTER BLASTING LOUD PIPES, AND STUPID SHIT LIKE THAT. SIMPLE,COURTEOUS EFFECTIVE, PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT ONLY.
PLEASE:

DRESS APPROPRIATELY, TASTEFULLY, DON'T LOOK LIKE A CLOWN-COP [THE MEDIA WILL FOCUS RIGHT ON YOU IF YOU SHOW UP WITH YOUR HAIR DYED ORANGE WITH A CPD BALLCAP ON, ETC.
USE CIVIL LANGUAGE ONLY, AND BE COURTEOUS, AND RESPECTFULLY REFUSE COMMENT TO ANY MEDIA SOURCE OR RABBLE-ROUSERS.
DO NOT COME WITH ALCOHOL, OR TRY TO HAVE A COUPLE QUICK ONES IN AN ALLEY SOMEWHERE,ETC; REFRAIN PLEASE, FOR THE DIGNITY AND PROFESSIONALISM OF YOUR BROTHER OFFICERS. THIS IS NOT A PARTY PEOPLE, PLENTY OF TIME FOR THAT AT A LATER DATE. PEOPLE WILL BE USING RECORDERS, CAMERAS, VIDEO RECORDERS, CELLPHONE CAMERAS, ETC.
ENTER, PICKET, AND EXIT IN A QUIET, PROFESSIONAL MANNER, NO STUPID ADOLESCENT SHIT. ABIDE BY THE RULES. THE NATION WILL BE WATCHING.
DON'T ARGUE WITH UNIFORMED, ASSIGNED, WORKING POLICE, SEE THE APPROPRIATE FOP LEGAL STAFF ON - SCENE FOR ANY CLARIFICATION NEEDED.
DON'T LOITER AROUND AFTERWARDS, MAKE YOUR POINT, AND LEAVE IN AN ORDERLY MANNER, DON'T ACT LIKE COLLEGE KIDS AT A FRAT-PARTY.
DON'T GIVE THE MEDIA AND THE COP-HATERS ANY AMMUNITION TO USE AGAINST US OR MAKE US LOOK LIKE BULLIES, PUNKS, GOOFS, DUMMIES, DRUNKS, BIKER BUMS, RAP-ARTISTS, ETC. THE POWERS TO BE WILL EXPECT US TO SHOW UP, START GAFFAWING, CLOWNING, ETC; WHICH WILL MAKE US LOOK LIKE AMATEURS. WE'RE NOT, WE'RE PROFESSIONALS, WITH A POINT TO CONVEY.
IT'S US VS. THEM, AND NOWS OUR ONE AND ONLY TIME TO DO IT RIGHT. THE POWERS TO BE WOULD LOVE TO SEE US FOUL UP BIGTIME. THEY WOULD JUMP ALL OVER IT. DO IT WITH PRIDE FOR ALL OUR OFFICERS, LIVING AND DECEASED, AND ALL POLICE OFFICERS IN THIS COUNTRY WHO GET SCREWED LIKE US.
BE AN EXAMPLE OF THE PROFESSIONALISM OF POLICE OFFICERS IN CHICAGO, IN ILLINOIS, AND IN OUR BELOVED UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. LET ALL SEE THAT WE ARE 100% PROFESSIONAL, AND DESERVE THE FAIR CONTRACT WE'VE BEEN DENIED FOR 2 YEARS NOW. ACT AS IF THE CONTRACT ARBITRATOR IS WATCHING THE WHOLE EVENT, AND WILL AWARD OUR RAISE AND BENEFITS BASED ON OUR PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME IN READING THIS, AND GOOD LUCK, ALL CPD BROTHERS AND SISTERS!

3/30/2009 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen,
if we blow this we will NEVER live it down.

3/30/2009 05:15:00 PM  
Blogger O. W. Wilson said...

****ATTENTION****

Anyone going to catch a bus from Area 3 on Thursday April 2 may park in the Devry lot immediately west and north of the Area Three complex. This has been approved by DeVry. This is the same lot used for Cubs parking.

It is very likely that Area 3's lot will fill quickly with court etc. So just go to the north end of DeVry's lot. We got the OK to park there for a few hours on April 2.

This is about a half block or so from 019/Area 3.

3/30/2009 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
To all the officers that signed up for the K9 and marine unit tests, please be advised that they have been cancelled until further notice.

3/29/2009 12:56:00 AM


So what, they are fixed anyway, as in not legit, crooked, not on the up and up. You know, a typical city of Chicago promotional exam.

3/30/2009 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If Daley is a Democrat why does he hate Unions??

3/29/2009 12:38:00 AM


Because he was born into political privilege. Because has was raised to think that running this city was something only his family was entitled to do. Because he never had to work for a miserable corrupt cock sucker such as himself.

And that's just a start....

3/30/2009 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Where do we meet. Sgt retired

3/29/2009 02:03:00 AM


Transportation will be made available for all members who wish to attend this rally. All buses are scheduled to leave the listed locations on Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 9:30 am.

006th District
016th District - Habetler Bowl
008th District
022nd District


Area 1 (added)
Area 3
Parking for Area 3 also available at DeVry Parking lot behind 019/A3.
Area 4
Area 5

All members will be dropped off at City Hall.
Signs will be provided.

Be professional and be aware there will be lots of people with cell phone cameras and video recorders who would love to get something to put on YouTube of misbehaving police.

Don't take the bait of anyone coming up trying to start something, Ignore them. There will be plenty of on-duty police there to be sure.

3/30/2009 05:54:00 PM  

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