Wednesday, March 18, 2009

No Confidence

  • Chicago FOP Lodge #7 held its monthly General Meeting on Tuesday, March 17, 2009. A motion was made from the floor to issue a vote of No Confidence in Chicago Police Superintendent Jody P. Weis. The motion received a second and was put to the members for a vote.

    Lodge members voted unanimously to adopt the motion.

We are hearing it was the most well attended meeting in years. Even we had trouble finding a seat. Breaking News.com has some coverage and J-Fed is fighting back:
  • Weis issued the following statement:

    "I will strive everyday to serve those that I lead with honesty, integrity, and hard work. I have my team working on building greater business efficiencies into the Department to make better use of our personnel to fight crime and build relations with our customers, the citizens of Chicago."

    "While I am disappointed by the Union's actions, I am not surprised by this voice vote of 160 individuals. There are over 13,500 sworn members of this Department. It is for them, and for the residents of the City of Chicago, that I work hard for everyday."
J-Fed seems to be hoping to de-legitimizing the results on the fact that this was a vote of 160 people out of 10,000 (we refuse to believe the 13,500 number as it is demonstratively false and the FOP membership isn't nearly that big anyway.) But it was a unanimous vote. How about this?

Do you, a reader of Second City Cop blog, have any confidence in the leadership of Jody Weis?
No
Yes
pollcode.com free polls
We won't pretend that this is any more scientific than the Union vote, but we get around 9,000 visits a day, so it'll be a much larger sampling.

UPDATE: 0630 hours - 91% say no. 600+ votes.
UPDATE: 1230 hours - 92% say no. 1687 votes

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231 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Weis has made numerous positive changes, but the biggest mistakes: the brain drain that occurred when he dumped the "old guard" and promoted a bunch of political hacks worse than the old ones. And I hope that the last name that crosses his mind before he dies is William Cozzi.

I could go off on the recent merit appointments, but they speak for themselves.

3/18/2009 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting. When I voted, the page told me I'd already voted (which I didn't, even though I do know the City creed is vote early and often).

So, add one vote to the totals, SCC. Another resounding zero in the confidence column.

3/18/2009 12:20:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Oh Jody boy, the troops, the troops are calling
from North to South and up the whole West Side.

The morale is gone and all last hopes are dying,
'tis you, 'tis you, must go and we must bide.

(sing to the tune of "Danny Boy")

I thought this perfect day ended with a great corned beef and cabbage dinner with Guinness at Dublin's. Then we got the great news. A Bailey's for the lady and a double shot of Jameson for me.

A unanimous "no confidence" vote is not a subtle hint. Do we have to chase this spineless douchebag out of town with shillelaghs?

With no thanks to a worthless media and all too many oblivious taxpayers, da Mare is perceived as a harmless leprechaun rather than the antichrist that he is.

TIME FOR A SECOND "NO CONFIDENCE" VOTE!

3/18/2009 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's get a vote of no confidence on Daley and while we're at it the Flop too.

3/18/2009 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FOP for the first time in a long time showed leadership. Lets put a ballot out and Jfed should agree to leave if he loses.

3/18/2009 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody how 'bout this. The people you have working for you and the bosses you promoted only have their best interests at heart. They are backstabbing you left and right (maybe rightfully so because you were never the police and have no idea what you are doing as far as police are concerned.)
Try this:
Go to an FOP,PB&PA meeting. Have a joint meeting. Have no body guards, attendants, transcribers, etc. No cameras of any kind. Ask some tough questions that you REALLY want to know the answer to, and get ready to answer the questions put to you. I know you can't normally do it, but you know your career here is over. Try to act in a respectable manor before you leave. I think that is a good legacy

3/18/2009 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What he did to Cozzi is unrepairable! the guy is looking at 8 years,he tried to appease master daley but what happened? daley don't give a shit and j-fed that move would impress guess not! How about moving bosses once again as this class have shown no leadership abilities at all!

3/18/2009 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One had to know somthing big was going to hit the papers because Daley is "out of town" again

3/18/2009 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I SAY LETS PUT THIS TO A VOTE. GET JIMMY CARTER TO OBSERVE. JFED WILL STILL COME UP SHORT.

3/18/2009 12:50:00 AM  
Blogger lathrop one said...

A huge THANK YOU to those that possessed the SPINE to speak for the rest of us that werent able to attend. insofar as the Weiss rebuttal......screw him. jellyfish fed. And on behalf of the Project Dogs of Lathrop I would like to wish all youse hard working stand up coppers a Happy St Patricks Day! (and you too SCC hahah) Customers? Whats he think this is the checkout line at K-Mart? My customer service skills END at " Get on the wall" is it Wrong?

3/18/2009 12:58:00 AM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

How many votes for "no" do we need again?

Get the hint already.

3/18/2009 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Serve the city" how? 300k per year for a higher crime rate. Jfed you need to learn to do more for less. This is worse than the AIG executives.

3/18/2009 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should all print out and cast a RESOUNDING "NO" vote for Wuss oops i mean Weiss and send it to 35th street.

3/18/2009 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Fed up w/Judas Fed said...

"While I am disappointed by the Union's actions, I am not surprised by this voice vote of 160 individuals. There are over 13,500 sworn members of this Department. It is for them, and for the residents of the City of Chicago, that I work hard for everyday."


STOP LYING! How about that for a start, Judas-fed! After that, how about treating us like adults, not a bunch of stupid children! 13,500 my hairy white ass! We may have a budget for 13,500, but WE know there aren’t 13,500 Sworn members”. Just like your bullshit that GPS & In car cameras are for “Officer Safety”; Mother Fucker, please…. Sell your $310K a year for 3 years line of bullshit to someone that’s dumb enough to buy it, ‘cause it aint us! Your head is so far up the Mayors ass, it looks like Daly is shitting shoes.

You, Burst, and the rest may have been good, or even great FBI agents, probably looked stunning in a black cocktail dress too. But you have never, are not, nor will ever be THE POLICE! And that is who we need to run OUR department!

I say let the Union mail out votes to all the Members from the SUPT on down to the PPOs in the Academy. I know its Chicago, but try to only vote once.

3/18/2009 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That FOP, they found the only 160 cops who dont like Jody and kept out all the ones who like him. Maybe all Jody's supporters were at the gym or the juice bar.

3/18/2009 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now the WEISel is also an abysmal failure as a spinmeister. A unanimous 160-0 vote doesn't require any extrapolation, standard deviations, plus and minus margins of error, ad infinitum. Stick a fork in the WEISel.

The rank and file message is unequivocal:
BUH-BYE!

The Justice Department monitors this site daily. Anyone that the corrupt Daley appoints as superintendent will be his clout puppet.

FEDERAL RECEIVERSHIP COULD ACTUALLY BRING MEANINGFUL REFORMS TO THE MOST CORRUPTLY MANAGED BIG CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT IN THE NATION.

3/18/2009 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, it hasn't happened since voting no confidence in Rodriguez after the Mearday incident.

3/18/2009 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shortshanks would love an excuse to dump J-Flop while distancing himself from his stupid original choice.

He now has an excuse to give J-Flop the hook.

If only Fitz would indict this crook. Daley is the problem.

3/18/2009 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the troops have absolutely no confidence in their leader, how can they be expected to go out there and perform their jobs effectively and aggresively. It just isn't happening anymore. No doubt the worst morale i've experienced in decades on this job. And also no doubt the worst leadership i've ever had the unpleseantness of being under. There is no way this dep't can get worse. Even if you put a trained monkey as our new leader, it would be better than what we have now.

3/18/2009 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, since the citizens of this city and its leaders (mayor, aldermen, etc.) don't have our backs, WHY IN THE FUCK ARE THEIR STILL COPPERS OUT THERE RISKING THEIR NECKS FOR THESE PEOPLE???!!

Come on, wake up, just go write a parker or two and answer your jobs. Doing just that alone can get you into a world of shit, but at least you're not out there hunting for trouble. Why bring the opportunity of bogus CR's and Lawsuits into your life?

3/18/2009 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's beginning to look like Chalkie got some of that stimulus money.

3/18/2009 03:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

VERY SIMPLE

LET US BE THE POLICE!!!!

QUIT YOUR RACIST CRYING WOLF AND BULLL SHIT THERE ARE THOSE OF US WHO WANT TO STOP OUR CITY FROM BECOMING DETROIT SOUTH AND HAVE TOO MUCH PRIDE TO LET IT HAPPEN.....

IF YOU STOP THE PERSECUTION OF THE MEN IN BLUE!!

3/18/2009 03:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. that was cool. JFED was able to vote 41 times before I had a chance to.

3/18/2009 03:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally!!!! Where do I sign???? Any chance we can recover the rest of that ridiculously unearned salary

3/18/2009 03:57:00 AM  
Anonymous RICHARD DALEY SR said...

VOTE EARLY, VOTE TOMBSTONE, VOTE OFTEN, It's the Chicago Way!

3/18/2009 04:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep it simple officers. Contact cards and event numbers. THAT'S ALL !

3/18/2009 04:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares anyway? I didn't have any confidence in Phat Phil either!

3/18/2009 05:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He just blows it off as well there was only 160 that voted . You pompus asshole , but it means that everyone there voted "No Confidence" and that's the way the entire force feels. Go to "HELL" Jody !

3/18/2009 05:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just dont understand how the kid from the movie DELIVERANCE can become the foreHEAD of the Chicago Police Dept.
Can he still play a mean BANJO?

3/18/2009 06:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How long have they been using the number of 13,500 members? How many have retired each month since the last contract? How many have been hired since the last contract?
Yet this number still does not change.

Stay safe, a wife

3/18/2009 06:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I've gotta say is, "it's about fucking time!". Why did it take FLOP so long to even initiate a no confidence vote? And why aren't the other unions in this Dept.
(Sgts., Lts., well, we can skip the Capts. Union, since they are ALL merit appointees) conducting similar votes pertaining to pro or con J-Fed's performance? I'm willing to bet you'll see some high negative numbers in those polls as well. How about it, PBPA?
Are you now ready to stand and poll your membership, and send a message to Shortshanks and the media that we have had enough incompetence at the top (and I'm not just talking about Weis, it's Masters, Hamilton, O'Keefe, Peterson, Jackson, Cuello and Dugan as well)?

3/18/2009 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Face it Jpud, you are hated by everyone in the Dept. Not only by the 160, but by the thousands. Get a clue idiot. You are not a leader, but a political puppet who likes to dress up in a uniform that you did not earn. History will show that you were the least respected Supt. in the departments history.

3/18/2009 06:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how can u have confidence in a guy who wants to open or already has opened 400 cases that have already been adjudicated by the police board to see if any of those should be seperation cases?

3/18/2009 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What they should have done is not do the vote at the meeting, but send out a letter like they do when we vote for the FOP members without the extra securtiy envelope to save $$. This would have added extra credibility to the vote because Jody's reply is that only 160 votes were casted and that is not representative of the total membership.

3/18/2009 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two teens and a 21-year-old man were wounded in gang-related shootings and a man was found stabbed to death in a West Side alley late Tuesday following what was already an unusually violent day in Chicago.

In all, at least nine people were shot and one stabbed in street violence that accompanied springlike 74-degree temperatures.

3/18/2009 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many of the membership in attendance at the meeting of 17 Mar 09 were Unit Reps and Watch Reps and thus represented a substantial number of police officers.

I represent a district of around 300 officers. I know of no one in my unit who will say with any degree of certainty that they have confidence in Jody Weis.

An ever greater number have no confidence in our Mayor and do not support the Mayor nor do we believe the mayor, the lying weasel that he is.

The Mayors name was mentioned last night in the same way someone would talk about something foul they stepped in that needs to be washed off their boots.

3/18/2009 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What he did to Cozzi is unrepairable! the guy is looking at 8 years,he tried to appease master daley but what happened? daley don't give a shit and j-fed that move would impress guess not! How about moving bosses once again as this class have shown no leadership abilities at all!

3/18/2009 12:42:00 AM


Not only is Officer Cozzi looking at 8 years in prison but he also faces the loss of his police pension and his military pension. What is his family to do while he sits in prison? Remember, this is how Jody Weis began his tenure with the Chicago Police Department. This is how he said hello.

It is high time he got some messages back from us, loud and clear.

Mark Donahue said last night that Sheriff Tom Dart called to thank him some time ago for the help in alleviating the Cook County Jail's chronic overcrowding issue. No joke. Donahue said this and he claimed it really happened.

Now, in time to welcome the International Olympic Committee to Chicago we need a vote of NO CONFIDENCE for mayor Richard M. Daley taken by the entire membership. Still time to send out the letters/ballots for that one in time for IOC's visit in April.

3/18/2009 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jfraud was to stupid to realize that the cold weather kept crime down in Jan and the warm weather makes crime rise. He is a putz. Time for someone with POLICE experiance to take over. Will Jfraud hold a news confrence to say shootings are up. He held one in Jan to say they are down.

FOR GODS SAKE HOW MANY HONOR ROLL KIDS MUST DIE.

3/18/2009 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets not forget the bigger picture. Who put him in charge? Da Mayo NO CONFIDENCE to DA MAYO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He must go!!!!! Mayoral election about two years away. LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE!

3/18/2009 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a Chicago Police Officer and have no confidence in Supt J-Fraud.

I don't have any confidence in Da Mayor, Chicago City Council, Cook County Board, Cook County Sheriff, or Gov Quinn.

I especially have no confidence in our Socialist President B H Obama.

Don't feel bad J Fraud. I'm sure you can at least shoot a gun and hit a paper target. Thats alot more than the other morons I mentioned.

3/18/2009 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look JODY Thier 8,600 police officers thats why you are a retard,plus no one likes you not even COOTER,if you think I am not surprised,go see cooter he will tell you what a asshole you are.You are the worst Supt,You have no clue,none.if you dont understand look i will say it slower retard looking fed.Go up to cooter he will tell you to ur face ,hes in the 001sy dist,3rd watch.just walk up and ask him.

3/18/2009 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep it up!

The next Superintendent will "Reverend Approved".

HA! HA!

3/18/2009 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey jody wait till the temps get to 80 or 90 ou this summer. the violence will look like iraq.see what happens when you lie to the coppers like COSIE.The working police are just sitting back.

3/18/2009 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets face it, the department is really hurting right now. The entire hiring process needs an overhaul. In NYC a honest Iraq war veteran can get hired in about 4 months. Here in chicago they stopped hiring veterans and label them as crazy and turned down. its sad.

3/18/2009 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny....

one of the commentors on chicago breaking news under this topic is listed as maureen biggane.....some great comments there also

3/18/2009 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO CONTRACT!! LET'S EMBARRASS THE MAYOR!!!!

INFORMATIONAL PICKETING 02 APR – 08 APR

THE FAIRMONT HOTEL 200 N. COLUMBUS.
OLYMPIC COMMITTEE HOTEL!!!

SCC… TAKE A POLL OF WHO IS INTERESTED!!!

3/18/2009 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That vote has to be wrong Jody says everyone loves him.

3/18/2009 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why dont he have another one of those stupid townhall meetings again? those were really useless.

3/18/2009 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have confidence, that the pensions fucked the next contract is fucked. This city has run a bigger con than Enron and Madoff combined. Now its all falling apart.

3/18/2009 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone should order Weis to take a piss test if he thinks the 160 that voted is the minority of what the coppers in the street think of him. Also, I think we should try to get a Rule 14 violation on him for making an official statement regarding the Chicago Police Department for his out-and-out lie about the total number of sworn personnel he aledges in the media, then fire him like he tries to fire us.
Just a lonley old street cop who max's out in less that five years opinion.

3/18/2009 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Civilian/Citizen non-binding resolution for the removal of Supt Jody Weiss.

To place a non-binding resolution on the next ballot city-wide, it would take a mere 58,000 signatures. Thats about 6 for each Patrolman. I'll bet every cop has at least five friends or family that reside in the city, are registered voters, and would be able to fill out a petition properly.

There are other criteria,,,such as they must be presented bound, signed by the person who gathered the petition, etc...

What am i thinking ?, Chicago is a dictatorship, even if I took the time to bother with this, the only thing I would get is the wrath of Daley and inspected to death, made fun of at Mayoral Press conferences, and (fill in the blank)


It would be fun to fuck with the midget this way though...See his sarcastic head bobbing in front of the press as his crownies laughed at his every word,

3/18/2009 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey JFED you should attach this to your resume when yo apply for another job. I mean hey it would look great that you got ran out of the second largest department in the country.

When you leave can you please dump those goofs on your policy group back to the beat cars that they need to work in.

Brust you need to see the writing on the wall as well take a hike asshole.

3/18/2009 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve Georgas for Superintendent!!
NOT.

3/18/2009 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-Fed didn't even want this job in the first place. Daly needed to double the salery and give him two head postions to justify it. Ohhh that's right, they took one of those jobs from him, but didn't cut his salary.... What a JOKE!!!!

3/18/2009 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Many of the membership in attendance at the meeting of 17 Mar 09 were Unit Reps and Watch Reps and thus represented a substantial number of police officers.

I represent a district of around 300 officers. I know of no one in my unit who will say with any degree of certainty that they have confidence in Jody Weis.
3/18/2009 07:07:00 AM

Asst. Supt. Cuello and Mike Masters, try again!

Now I like the dude, but where do you find those people. He came in, said he would fuck us and has shown us that, got rid of bosses that have 20 plus years of real police experience and replaced them with the stupidest of the stupid. He brought in federal agents that just plain old investigate differently and have NO FUCKING KNOWLEDGE of street level policing, he has made it tough for any boss to make any real decisions, you are judges by SCC and the opinions of the few, morale is totally fucked up no matter where you work and he still tries to justify the bullshit he and his puppets keep attempting to implement.

He covered an Asst. Supt. for some bullshit SHE should be held accountable for for no other reason that the fact that it is THE FUCKING LAW! She is aware of the law, she ran the fucking unit. Did they do their job and investigate her? His Chief of Staff Mike Masters has been an Accused in 3 CR#'s, he has been brought down by IPRA for interfering with an investigation, he carries a gun illegally and made an arrest and he is NOT sworn. I wish I was an attorney about now. Everyone that lost their job for something similar to what Cuello did, I would sue, the person MM arrested, I would sue, the Bosses that he dumped, I would sue. Make him justify his actions. We are all held accountable for shit, what about JFED and his cronies?

3/18/2009 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the f*ck does this mean? What does this vote do if anything. Someone please explain.

3/18/2009 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Confidence or not, I still make over $300,000, so screw you...

3/18/2009 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'kk give him credit for the new work schedules. Anything is better then the 6 on 2 off. I work the 10 hour days and love them. I will be pissed if they take them away.

3/18/2009 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't you reach out to all the old bosses FOP and ask them to come in and evaluate what is going on now. I mean the retired bosses, the ex Superintendents and all. You will see the light. Jfed, how many of them have you spoken to and gotten direction from, NONE because your pampas ass thought your shit did not stink. Mike Masters, Peterson and Mike Shields blew all kinds of smoke up your ass. Since you like that kind of shit, you took it and ran. Any military operation, corporate America operation or fucking terrorist operation will tell you not to operate like that. You learn from the past and the past leaders you fucking fool!

3/18/2009 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The citizens don't even like him. They agree he should be replaced!

3/18/2009 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 things....cozzi, and the botching of the M4 rifle program.
Who stands to be outgunned and killed by the lack of long guns ? Rank and file, thats who. Try and tell me some old KMA revolver guy doesnt have the smarts to operate the rifle. He cant have it because he cant run the mile ? So he should die for lack of a gun? Think about that,j fraud.

3/18/2009 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

It's nice when the shit is hitting the fan to see the FOP trying to get creative, but my big concern is where the hell were they when this judge ordered Jag Fed to give up names of coppers with exonerated beefs??????????

3/18/2009 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course I have no confidence in J.P.W. However, he is just a distraction to the real problem. The F.O.P. should grow some balls and have a "No Confidence" vote on the architect of our department's destruction....RICHARD M. DALEY.

3/18/2009 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC

Mentioned in another thread but I'm sure more people may read this thread:

To SCC and more importantly Frank Main. Lynette Helm is now a Lt by choice. She decided to return to her career service when she asked to switch positions with Tina Skahill. Here's the more important part, Skahill is being moved from IAD because (1) she got a CR# on Cuello after the incident at her house and (2) there pending investigations against Mike Masters and Masters is not happy with the direction in which the investigations are going. Helm wanted no part of the shenanigans(sp), hence she is now a Lt. I mention you Frank because I know you have been writing stories for the last year leaked by Masters. In case you haven't figured it out Frank, Masters is using you. The information he gives you seldom comes to fruition with the exception of the Mobile Strike Force. The real story is Skahill is doing her job. I hope it gets some legs from SCC or you Frank Main. Thanks

3/18/2009 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have one word... Cozzi

3/18/2009 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sure is a lot of talk about a work slowdown, but the truth is, its all talk.

3/18/2009 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Iron Butt said...

The morale is gone and all last hopes are dying,
'tis you, 'tis you, must go and we must bide.
(sing to the tune of "Danny Boy")


Same lyrics work when sung to tune of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"

3/18/2009 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Paddy said...

Now the clueless twit will refer to the unanimous NO CONFIDENCE vote as the St. Patrick's Day Massacre.

3/18/2009 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous prophet jeremiah said...

Prepare for Jody's wrath!!!!!!!!!!

3/18/2009 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC:

While striking is against our contract rules, there is nothing against informational picketing. The International Olympic Committee will be in town April 1 - 8 to visit various potential venues should Chicago get the Olympics.

What better places to information picket than at each of these venues? FOP? PBPA?

Signs can include: the lack of a police contract and how it might jeopardize the Olympic bid, the lack of confidence in the current superintendent, real manpower numbers, as well as questions about just how the Olympics will be funded when the city can’t support pension obligations.

Of course should our contract be settled before then, this wouldn’t be necessary : - )

3/18/2009 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK hotshot.

If you decry the numbers as too small to consider...put it to a vote, out front.

160 people at any meeting in Chicago is a huge turn out! And very significant is thre fact of
the vote being unanimous.

The media generally shows "protesters" on the news blurbs with far fewer in number and they're "paid" fed, bused, and cajoled to attend.

NO CONFIDENCE IN WEIS.

3/18/2009 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous HOPELESS IN CHICAGO said...

Don't count on any help from the Justice Dept. under the new Attorney General Eric "Nation of Cowards" Holder, the hand-picked choice of the Messiah. Obama is indebted to Shortshanks.

3/18/2009 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous LeBougar said...

If Mr. Weis sees 160 representative officers voting no confidence as not having any relevancy to the general consensus of opinion of the rest of the sworn people than we really must doubt the crime stats the department publishes.

3/18/2009 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well,
I work at Hq and I for one love Superintendent Weiss.
Why just today I was noting the aura almost electric air of strength and confidence that ripples off his highly developed pecks and lats.
Sure, I've had to do things I hope my mother never finds out about to get this assignment, and I know how you working partolmen call this place fort fellatio, but, I'm inside, I have weekends off, and I get paid the same as you.
I love the administration of this dept, and I hope they are here a long time. They have my utmost confidence.

3/18/2009 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey JPUD News Flash!!!
The vote was taken by members who were in attendence at the general meeting. If you think that those 160 members' votes don't accurately reflect the 13,500 (more like 9,000 in reality) sworn members feelings in your leadership of the CPD, THINK AGAIN. I can guarantee if the FOP mails a vote to all of its members it will be a unanimous no-confidence vote in JPUD. I have not met a single police officer, regardless of rank, who think that JPUD is competent to leader the CPD and agrees with any of his decisions. Its about time the FOP took a stand against this goof before he completely ruins the CPD. Now the FOP and PB&PA need to use this vote as a spring board to remove JPUD and rebuild the CPD for the benefit of all of Chicago. Until this happens I wouldn't do a damn THING.

3/18/2009 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone has seen through JFED's lies and propaganda. The men and women of the CPD have figured JFED out, the media has figued JFED out, even our simple-minded aldermen can see through JFED's excuses and lies. Everything that has come out of this guy's mouth has been bullshit. He has no understanding of employment contracts, municipal level law enforcement or telling the truth. THe only thing JFED is good for is counting the nearly $1 million dollars he is basically stealing from the City of Chicago.

3/18/2009 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Friends of Jody said...

We, the citizens of Gettysburg and Malvern, PA, Budd Lake and Mt. Laurel, NJ, Ellicott City, Owings Mills and Potomac, MD, strongly support Mr. Weis.

He also "merits" a 20% raise.

3/18/2009 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Al Sanchez?

He's going down, for Alcalde Piernas Cortas, which every little guy at HDO knows means "Mayor Shortshanks
And J-FEd?

3/18/2009 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To J-Fed & lets not forget Masters..who is also playing police...your stragegies are not working...i know you both just love those gold stars....but lets face it boys...its over...do the right thing...RESIGN!! PS...Masters...i hope you read this...you are a PUNK!

3/18/2009 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I've gotta say is, "it's about fucking time!". Why did it take FLOP so long to even initiate a no confidence vote? And why aren't the other unions in this Dept.

C'mon...they were waiting for mayor daleys order.

3/18/2009 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Two teens and a 21-year-old man were wounded in gang-related shootings and a man was found stabbed to death in a West Side alley late Tuesday following what was already an unusually violent day in Chicago.

In all, at least nine people were shot and one stabbed in street violence that accompanied springlike 74-degree temperatures.

3/18/2009 07:02:00 AM

where are the revs? The alderidiots carry guns and have badges how about they patrol their wards? Would keep them busy! masters has a badge and gun why not let that moron hook up with the aldergoofs and patrol? We need more? Could daleys and burkes guys with all that downtime hit the streets? When burke and daley and the treasurer are away what do their D-3 valets do? are they back to the beat? Hmm strangely there is a deafening silence!

3/18/2009 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I think Weis has made numerous positive changes, but the biggest mistakes: the brain drain that occurred when he dumped the "old guard" and promoted a bunch of political hacks worse than the old ones. And I hope that the last name that crosses his mind before he dies is William Cozzi.

I could go off on the recent merit appointments, but they speak for themselves.

3/18/2009 12:18:00 AM

positive changes that are numerous not to flame but name some?any?

3/18/2009 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"While I am disappointed by the Union's actions, I am not surprised by this voice vote of 160 individuals. There are over 13,500 sworn members of this Department. It is for them, and for the residents of the City of Chicago, that I work hard for everyday."
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Dear Mr. WEIS, we are currently supposed to be budgeted for 13,500 sworn police officers in this City of Chicago. However, due to the retirements, firings and those who chose to move on to bigger and better things over the last few years coupled with the fact that we have had bare minimum hiring to replace those persons, we are no where near that number. While I do actually applaud some of the changes you have made(weapons, physical fitness) you really do need to stop listening to the people that our mayor tells you to put in charge because NONE of them have a grasp on reality of how screwed up this city and dept. are. My advice to you sir is to tell the mayor to go fuck off. You have two more years left on your contract so there is really not much he can do to you. Replace ALL of your advisors with regular sworn police officers from the patrol division from any of the following districts, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 008, 009, 010, 011, 015, and 025. Further more, disband all but the necessary units and place all of the mommy and daddy kids back into the patrol division. Last but certainly not least Mr. WEIS don't just say you have the backs of your officers but actually prove it. When there is a negative story about the police, go on TV and back them up(i.e. the CTA bus incident), when the fake revs decide to protest a police shooting of an honor roll student with a 30 page RAP sheet tell them to go protest the neighborhood of thugs that bred these animals. A few simple changes Mr. WEIS and you would be very suprised at how quickly things can turn around for you, this city, this dept. and most of all the citizens we should be protecting, those of which are too scarred to go out after 7pm because of the war zone we live in. Thank you for your time and such a long post Mr. WEIS.
Sincerely, a regular beat cop

P.S.
A real moral booster, call in a favor and indict that S.O.B Dickhead Daley

3/18/2009 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not sure if Shortshanks gets its, but the WHOLE department was not AND IS NOT corrupt. The media and the "know nothing" cop watchers hang there hat on numerous scandals perpetrated by a small percentage of cops.

SOooo, Shortshanks hires J-Fed to ride into town on his white horse to clean-up the whole department.

Well, since J-Fed first arrived his view seemed to be that the whole place is corrupt and started making reactionary changes that affected the good cops, instead of systematically investigating the handful of bad cops and going after them to be made examples of. There was no need to punish Cozzi a second time, all because of media pressure and "know nothing" activists.

Next, J-Fed does his own version of meritoriously promoting individuals who have only seen five or six periods in a squad car their entire career!!!. These nitwits go on to carry out reactionary police policies that don't work at the beat level and try to force the troops to improve their morale.

On top of this Shortshanks continues his spin about crime, cameras, manpower, etc.

Of course there should be a "No Confidence" finding with J-Fed and the Mayor.

Both of them for being grown me are afraid of their own fucking shadows. Anyone who holds either of the two positions cannot base their decision making on headlines and less then informed citizens'/activists' complaints.

Since, King Daley runs the show, I do not see the choice of a new Superintendent being any better.

The motto of, "Where's mine?" is so firmly rooted in the mind of the Mayor and in culture of so many bosses that the the dysfunction will be self perpetuating.

Time for the citizens of this town to vote for a real Mayor and not a politicians - sad thing is that such a person probably does not exist.

3/18/2009 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY THE HELL DON'T WE HAVE A VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE AGAINST DALEY???
DO YOU ACTUALLY THINK WEISS CAN DO EVERYTHING HE WANTS TO OR DOESN'T WANT TO WITH THE TYRANT SHORTSHANKS AS HIS BOSS?
It's SHORTSHANKS THE GREEDY WHO SHOULD BE VOTED ON WITH A NO CONFIDENCE VOTE. THEN WEISS VOTED ON NEXT.

3/18/2009 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now watch the media go out with a straight face and ask identifiable officers if they support the long overdue sacking of J-Fed.

God, they must think we are morons. Just say you know nothing about it and have no comment. Better yet, say nothing and just walk away.

Can you just imagine Officer John or Jane Doe of the 26th District going on camera and telling the world that J-Fed is Shortshanks' clueless puppet.

J-Fed and "INTEGRITY" in the same sentence? My ass!

Book a flight for 3 pussies to the East Coast, WEISel.

3/18/2009 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After looking at the story of the 29th CPS student kilt in the street, does anyone think we are gonna make it to 50? I believe it may happen with a string of warm weather. This upcoming weekend is going to be in the low 60's. We have the rest of this month, April, May, and the early part of June. It could be a possibility.

3/18/2009 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody just admit that you are in way over your head. Just like someone from our department would not be an effective boss at the FBI. You are not an effective boss at the police department. You have already ruined any chance at ever gettin a job at any major police department after this debacle. Cut your losses and leave.

3/18/2009 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, since the citizens of this city and its leaders (mayor, aldermen, etc.) don't have our backs, WHY IN THE FUCK ARE THEIR STILL COPPERS OUT THERE RISKING THEIR NECKS FOR THESE PEOPLE???!!

Come on, wake up, just go write a parker or two and answer your jobs. Doing just that alone can get you into a world of shit, but at least you're not out there hunting for trouble. Why bring the opportunity of bogus CR's and Lawsuits into your life?

3/18/2009 01:51:00 AM


Uh....because its OUR JOB.Or would you prefer to sleep in the District Lot after Roll Call and have your check hand delivered to you? BECAUSE PEOPLE DEPEND ON US? BECAUSE.....errrr DAMN! Sorry,Thought I was in a real Deparment for a minute, DISREGARD DISREGARD Anyone THINKING of working TAKE A COMPLETE AND TOTAL DISREGARD........ ok thats better.

3/18/2009 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The care what we think now??

3/18/2009 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Shortshanks would love an excuse to dump J-Flop while distancing himself from his stupid original choice.

He now has an excuse to give J-Flop the hook.
3/18/2009 01:38:00 AM

Not that I am into conspiracy theory, but could the union suddenly be making a ballsy move that is in fact sanctioned, blessed, or ..... ordered... by .... Daley? A move that allows him the political leeway to dump a 300K per year liability? A liability that perhaps was placed here by the feds and never really chosen by Dale? With this vote Daley may have the political whack to remove him now that Jfeds own troops are in essence trying to vote him out. Just a thought.... I mean, this vote should have take place A LONG TIME AGO... and now it happens, not following any particular move by Jfed with the mayor out of town.... while I am glad that the vote was cast, I am a little suspicious as to the motivation....

3/18/2009 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama quietly killing the airline pilot hand gun carry rule

A sign of the times??

3/18/2009 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFFICER ALERT: ORIOLE PARK AREA

GANG SHOOTING IN 25 LAST NIGHT, VICTIM IN CRITICAL CONDITION. ARMED OFFENDER APPREHENDED BY 025 TAC (GREAT JOB).

OFFENDER: 16 YO, SON OF A FIREMAN,LIVES RIGHT DOWN THE STREET FROM ORIOLE PARK ELEMENTARY, 5500 BLOCK OF OKETO!!

CHALKIES BEEN ACTIVE IN 025

3/18/2009 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whatever happened to patience? whatever happened to slow, measured progress?? Go in, make big quick changes, expect big quick positive results does not work unless you're a crooked wall street banker using mark-to-market.

Sometimes I wonder about SCC, though. Couldn't you at least try to make it work out with Weis? If Daley and Weis go, do you really think the 'oblivious' public is going to elect anyone better? Why would you want for the job? Would you ever stop complaining?

You've said in the past that there's no unity on the force, no consensus on what needs to be done to improve it.. so why are you surprised (even, outraged at times) when things continue to not improve?

3/18/2009 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FEDERAL RECEIVERSHIP COULD ACTUALLY BRING MEANINGFUL REFORMS TO THE MOST CORRUPTLY MANAGED BIG CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT IN THE NATION.

This is wrong

3/18/2009 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, J-Fed just lied again! There are not 13,500 police officers LIE!!!!
The brass and Mayor have been throwing this number around for many years and it's just not true. We have many retiring and they are not putting any new coppers on the street, so with their math that would mean there must have been over 16,000 police officers just a short time ago. Hey media why don't you look into the lie and find out how short we are.

I'm sure the few Yes votes are from the clouted house mouses at 35th street and J-fed's "Think Tank" policy group.

3/18/2009 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

************News from 35th st.*****

Calls are going out via pax! "Night moves" being put into place! Guess the "no cinfidence' will force "change we can believe in" Not!

3/18/2009 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.Anonymous said...
Keep it simple officers. Contact cards and event numbers. THAT'S ALL !
3/18/2009 04:28:00 AM

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What is so simple about contact cards and event numbers. Your still putting yourself out to violate the rights of people who should be able to walk to and from without cops stopping them to fill out a contact card. If you respond to a job, i.e.: a domestic or disturbance, then ok, do the card if no arrest, but stopping people on the street because they look like they are up to no good? Those days are over. We are not trusted to use our acquired skills anymore. It is what it is. You get an assignment, no arrest required, do the contact card. You pull somebody over for traffic violation, issue a ticket or say have a nice day. Forget those stupid blue cards that just serve as proof someday when some ambulance chasing attorney decides to file a lawsuit. Why give them ammo. Respond to dispatched assignments, back up your fellow troops and look out for number one, Yourself!

3/18/2009 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FEDERAL RECEIVERSHIP COULD ACTUALLY BRING MEANINGFUL REFORMS TO THE MOST CORRUPTLY MANAGED BIG CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT IN THE NATION.

3/18/2009 01:05:00 AM

You think we are in the middle of a shit-storm now, just wait till the Feds realy take over! Trust me, its something YOU DO NOT WANT!

3/18/2009 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To tell the truth..I was happy when Weis came in, and took out the old guard..Fuck them I said, but as time went on, and Weis replaced those people with Feds, civilians, and bosses who show absolutely NO Leadership qualities I started to feel uneasy.

I really thought there was going to be some change, and maybe just maybe a move away from political patronage.

What Weis did to Cozzi was absolutely WRONG, but then again he should have been fired in the first place..that is the department's fault not Cozzi's. If you are in court, and you get off on a technicality then..Oh Well (I am not saying Cozzi got off on a technicality, just using it as a hypothetical example). Cozzi should have his job back, and be left alone..he did what the court asked of him, so let it rest.

Look up your seniority using Business Crystal for the entire department for title code 9161 (Police Officer) There are 9900 officers TOTAL, not 13,500. Don't tell me there are 3600 officers with other title codes, because there are not. I'll give you 2,000..so that means you are budgeted for 1600 more, and you don't hire them..Why?? Where is that money going??

Al Sanchez is in Federal Court about political patronage hiring..How long will it take for Patrick Fitzgerald to get to the Police Department?? It has been going on since the 1800's. You CANNOT make rank above Lieutenant WITHOUT a POLITICAL backer in your corner. Either you are related to a politician or you are part of a group of people/family that gives money to politicians.

Is this the way it happens in all big citites? Probably, but don't fucking tell me it is because these people are a wealth of knowledge or have the experience within the department. John Stroger's niece is an exempt for pete's sake.

I have 14 years on the job, and I am in the top 30% in seniority of all police officers. 14 years is nothing compared to the top guy who has 41 years on the job. That is experience and knowledge. Pretty soon, we will lose all of those senior men/women, and the people will have to count on a department where over half of there officers have less than 10 years on the job..is the city ready for that? If the city does not start hiring more officers, then Chicago is truly fucked. Kiss the Olympics good-bye,,if we get it then the world will see how truly fucked up Chicago really is. GO CHALKIE!!

3/18/2009 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody Weis is not a leader.

It's as simple as that.

3/18/2009 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any?

3/18/2009 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

give us Barabas

3/18/2009 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a confidence vote for the union? Any details about the progress of the contract?

3/18/2009 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The vote was overdue in coming. The procratination of said vote makes it only more credible...It's clear...Civilian or not, CPD needs a new Superintendant. Only leaders can lead. Only real leaders can humbly admit their flaws. J-Fed blamed the FOP members, and attacked the credibility of the FOP. Very sad!

3/18/2009 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I voted no conf, i do think he has made some good change like getting equipment that we should have had a long time ago but, for thoe most part he has had his head up his ass. In any job you can't walk through the door and start making changes you must know how things work and whats broke before you can fix things is arrogance has run away with him mr fbi man i was a fed i can do anything

3/18/2009 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous seamus and sean said...

Ah, Northside

Your lovely rendition of "Danny Boy" brought tears to our Irish eyes.

One wee suggestion. Change the last word from "bide" to "hide".

3/18/2009 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at the meeting and when Mark read his list of all the lies,broken promises and persecution of officers by the superintendent it was easy to see why things are so bad.

3/18/2009 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing will change as long as the midget is in office. Maybe a departmet wide no confidence vote will be just the thing to unite us. Maybe then we can look to toss out a judge or two, then maybe an alderman. I don't know too many coppers that are rich, but if we stick/vote to gether the political capital can at least keep us off the ropes.

3/18/2009 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this guy is a complete fucking asshole if he believes its only the 160 that were at a meeting. Does he not realize many of us are working during those meetings and many more cannot make it due to having to stay home with our kids? If he truly believes its only 160 that dont trust him, he is one naive fucking moron!

3/18/2009 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This poll can be hijacked by J-Fed cronies. All one of them has to do is sit at the computer vote multiple times. Unless you have a block to stop that from happening.

3/18/2009 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"That FOP, they found the only 160 cops who dont like Jody and kept out all the ones who like him. Maybe all Jody's supporters were at the gym or the juice bar."

Or the health spa / beauty parlor.

3/18/2009 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As bad as J-Fed is, he still isn't as bad as Leroy Martin the biggest jag this department ever had. The problem is most of this department wasn't around for leroy and his shit he put the troops through.

Daley is probably happy to hear these results he hates us and to think by bringing Jodi here he has caused all of us to be focused on Jodi instead of king richard I have less confidence in daley than j-fed

3/18/2009 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey just like FOP to be concerned with something that really is not important given the times we are in. We all know J-Fed gets his orders from city hall. City Hall and the man in it is the real problem. The contract and must important the Pension Fund
, that my friends are what us and the FOP should really be concerned about!

3/18/2009 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous "the captains' union" said...

6:24 AM

Apparently you never heard the old canard "Once you go HACK, there's no turning back."

Supt. Weis and "merit" rock!

3/18/2009 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous "Citizen Weis" said...

COZZI...

3/18/2009 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No confidence vote now what? nothing! Why torment up the beast? We ll always have crap equipment for one, everything is old and two, nobody takes care of anything anyways. So anything nice doesnt stay nice. Coppers are slobs, drive like idiots. I personally dont pay any attention to HQ or the goldstars etc. It doesnt effect me at all. I still go to work everyday do my usual minimal. I laugh and joke with my partner all day etc. Its as simple as that.
Being connected is the way of the world, not just cpd. Sure it gets frustrating at times when you see people get promoted who lack certain knowledge or leadership skills and/or just commonsense. Its very obvious this job is different now. Those days of chasing and kicking ass etc are over unless that one good bona-fide call comes in but thats it.
I dont read this blog much but its hilarious to read the ball busting and alot of useful info. But get tired of reading of all the crying coppers do. Hard to believe what the average joe thinks when they read this blog. Morale will never be high. Itll always be bs this and crazy that.
Who cares, go to work laugh and have fun. Before you know it our time will be up. Stay safe and god bless you guys. Keep the jokes coming!

3/18/2009 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to see finally smeone with the balls to put it out in print. Jody knows we dont care for him. Yes i agree hes a tool but he s not the problem. Hes just a yes man for the the problem. THE MAYOR.

3/18/2009 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a "no confidence" vote for IPRA??? They'll take any complaint for anything, even traffic. They'll take a complaint which holds absolutly no merit whatsoever. And in doing so just to please the public.

The reform of OPS to IPRA has crashed like a lead balloon. Investigators are hired with absolutly no experience and are given minimal training.

I'll be the first to say that I, like many others, are not happy with our Supt. But I'm even more disappointed with how complaints are handled by IPRA. And I'm not an officer that's on "the list". I get very few complaints and I pride myself on be as professional as possible. But I have seen way too many of my co workers and friends dragged through the mud, or be accused of the most hanious of actions.

3/18/2009 01:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does this all mean? Nothing

3/18/2009 01:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You want CONFIDENCE give us our balls back so that we can start to police. Quit punishing us for disciplining these savages. This city is going to shit because of this.

3/18/2009 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big friggin' deal. A whopping 160 patrolmen said they don't like the superintendent. We all know that he is not the one who runs the department. City Hall pulls all the strings. As it has always been, the supe is told what to do by the people above him downtown. No one is willing to do anything about that. Why didn't anyone make a motion of no confidence in the FOP itself? Read the posts on this blog. I would venture to say that as many (if not more) officers are fed up with the do-nothing attitude of Lodge 7's elected officials as those who dislike Superintendent Weis. This has got to get fixed from the bottom up. Not from the top down. The change has to come from the patrolmen's level first if anyone expects a chance for things to ever get better. If the FOP isn't willing to do anything for its members, then it makes no difference who the boss is. I think it's time to seriously consider something else besides the FOP because the only backs the Donahue team seem to be watching are their own.

3/18/2009 02:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only change JFED would of needed to make to this department to win my vote, wouldve been to echo the voices of the men and women in blue. This department is not going to change one bit for the better until king daley is on his way out.

We need a boss who won't fu@*ing cave everytime there's a little weight on his shoulders. WE DON'T CARE HOW YOU LOOK TO THE REST OF THE WORLD..JUST BACK US 100% ALL THE TIME! There's a handful of LEADERS in all of the ranks of this department, who would make this job as great as it could be, and make the changes needed to make the streets safe. The sad thing is that they will never be in the position to make it happen.

3/18/2009 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every member of this department should vote.

3/18/2009 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still think Aunt Bea-who got away with alot of s--t (We would have all been fired) with her dumb stump of a daughter and daughter's gang-banging boyfriend-ought to learn how to wear the hat crown hat. HEY AUNT BEA-YOU LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT WEARING YOUR FRICKIN' HAT! YOU AIN'T TENDING BAR. WEAR THE UNIFORM AND PARTICULARLY THE HAT RIGHT. IT DOESN'T GO OVER YOUR EYES BAMBI! DUMB DUMBER AND DUMBEST AUNT BEA. HUHUHUHUHUH?

3/18/2009 02:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know what the saddest part is that there will be thousands of P.O.'s that visit this site each day and hundreds that post. And on these posts they wine and cry and criticize. Yet only 100 or so show up to the FOP meetings. What other union has such a poor showing for meetings. I would bet none. Sometimes we talk the talk but we need to walk the walk. Lets start getting to these meetings and calling the union out on stuff we disagree with.

3/18/2009 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have no confidence in weis and i had no confidence in cline. as soon as cline ghetto hugged the fake rev. meeks he lost me. The superintendent position is a political "head" and means very little in the policing aspect. Weis may just as well hang it up after the cozzi situation, there needs to be someone with common sense and some balls to come in. but it'll never happen. So, until never happens, go to work get your paycheck and let the assholes continue to be assholes. They are far more destructive to them selves than we EVER could be.

3/18/2009 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The FOP for the first time in a long time showed leadership. Lets put a ballot out and Jfed should agree to leave if he loses.

3/18/2009 12:34:00 AM


You mean for the first time the FOP didn't shout down the crowd or refuse to hear what the crowd demanded to hear. That's the ONLY new thing that was done. If the FOP wanted to send the message themselves they would have ensured that more of the membership was aware of what would be going on at this meeting so more than a measly 160 would have attended.

It was a lack of awareness that kept the numbers low.

Let's try it again FOP, eh? And this time TELL the membership what the vote is for, where and when it will be and THEN we'll see how many of us get off our dead ass to show Weis what we think he's worth.

Still, the poll here is a decent start. 92% and counting last I saw it.

3/18/2009 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At about 15:05 today on WLS Am 890.
A sound bite of shortshanks was played regarding the No Confidence vote. To sum it up, Daley has Fed's back, Fed is doing a great job, and he IS highly qualified superintendent.

That pillar of justice, burke, added that if you poll any worker (any field) that most would not like their boss. He goes on to say that he wouldn't want this poll taken at his law office.
What a prick!!

If all of this doesn't show class separation, nothing will. No one has our backs. Not 'shanks, Fed or anyone but blue!

The thing that pisses me off the most is that any street copper knows that 99% of club cool aide can't do street policing.

Bring on the warm weather!!!

3/18/2009 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Anonymous said...
One had to know somthing big was going to hit the papers because Daley is "out of town" again

3/18/2009 12:44:00 AM"

He's the tiniest big coward I've ever scene !!!!!!!!

3/18/2009 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous 016 District Worker said...

I, like everyone else, gave you a chance in the begining by dumping some worthless, hated, merit bosses. Then you proved us wrong by the whole Cozzi thing. We all know what he did was wrong but he paid the price. That was followed up by your lying and bad discipline actions. I know you play the political game and equipment and money issues are out of your control but you are way over your head. You never were and never will be the police. Wait till union votes for confidence vote districtwide, you won't have 160 votes like you snickered about in paper, you will have 8000! And nice try stating there are 11000 plus pos under rank on sgt.....try 9000 if we lucky!

3/18/2009 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the changes when he came in is the big problem. he took people who had time on the job, who were the police one day and knew what they hell they were doing. the new people he has in charge are a bunch of puppets who were made to appease the community... we are a ship without a captain, an army without a general. this department has no direction, no vision.. just more and more rules, cameras, unjust discipline for unavoidable things that will happen while being a police officer and no backing for the troops by the higher ups.. there is no more gray area with these people... just black and white. in a police department that cant happen because 95% of our job is within that gray area.. god help this city, im afraid it will crumble if it continues in this direction.

3/18/2009 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"An ever greater number have no confidence in our Mayor and do not support the Mayor nor do we believe the mayor, the lying weasel that he is.

The Mayors name was mentioned last night in the same way someone would talk about something foul they stepped in that needs to be washed off their boots.

3/18/2009 07:07:00 AM"



Blue Party Ticket.

3/18/2009 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as of 312pm 165 people have confidence in this moron! Where do u people work? I guarantee less than 5% of that 165 is in patrol. Probably all clout babies with m-f on days w fucking 5yrs on the job. Suckasses

3/18/2009 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officers in 005th dist. involved in a bad crash last night @ 115th st.

3/18/2009 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad thing about this is that Weis is really just another failure in a long line of Superintendents that also failed. What did Cline, Hillard or the Polack wannabe Mexican give us? Seat belt missions, ODRC's, DOC missions, CAPS, Maria the terrible. The list goes on and on.

3/18/2009 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I said it before, and I will say it again. J-Fed is nothing more than a puppet of the mayor.
He is there because of the mayor.
He got rid of all the good bosses, with the approval of the mayor.
The people chosen to give him advice are political hacks of the mayor.
The mayor will decide when J-Fed will leave.
Look for the man behind the curtain, who pulls the strings.
When J-Fed is gone, will the mayor choose another?
PS With all our rage, we are still just rats in a cage.

3/18/2009 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-Fed also said the blog was only a few of the same people posting...rose colored glasses.

3/18/2009 04:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to the guy who never sat in a beat car for 8 hours, never wrote a mover, never wrote a parker, never made a pinch in this city, doesn't know what a 2022, 143a, 0110, 0460, 0610, etc.... we are all chipping in to buy you a greyhound ticket from chicago to philadelphia one way-- good riddance-- the longer you stay the worse it will get-- i for one will not do jack diddily squat until you are out of here. cuddos to greg bella for speaking his mind. greg did not say this because he wanted to hear himself talking-- he said it because enough is enough and its time for the prima donna fed to leave.

3/18/2009 04:53:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

DID U NOTICE J-FED SAID "IM NOT SURPRISED."

DID YOU NOTICE THAT HE SAID "MY TEAM BLAH BLAH BLAH"

THAT HE HAS IMPLEMENTED NEW TRAINING!!!

LIKE THE MILLIONS SPENT ON OFFICER QUALIFYING WITH EVERY GUN THEY OWN!

HEY GOOF FIGURE OUT THE COST...
26 MINUTES PER FIRE ARM. I TIMED ABOUT 10 PEOPLE AT THE RANGE.

RANGE INSTRUCTOR SALARY
OFFICERS SALARY X EACH WEAPON.

THE TRAINING HE MUST BE COUNTING IS THE SILLY VIDEOS NOBODY WATCHES.
HATE 2 TELL U J-FED THE NEXT FEDERAL INDICTMENT U FORCE ME 2 TESTIFY IN IM SPILLING THE BEANS ON THAT B.S.

OH I MUST CONGRATULATE THE CITY FOR SETTLING ON COMMANDER GUERRO SEXUAL HARRASSMENT AND STALKING CASE.

DID YOU NOTICE J-FED IS NOT OVERTURNING HIS OUTCOME...
NO FEDERAL INDICTMENT FOR STALKING...
PLAY BOY GUERRO
BLINKY BEA
LIE 2 THE NEWS JACKSON
DA LIST GOES ON AND ON!

WE R DOOMED

3/18/2009 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the f*ck does this mean? What does this vote do if anything. Someone please explain.

3/18/2009 08:22:00 AM

Honestly it means nothing. Nothing will happen because of it, except that some of our opinions were voiced. Does anyone really believe he will just walk away or the mayor will dump him? Dont think so, but we can only hope

3/18/2009 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

S.C.C. Please get this out ASAP. Lets try to get another vote at the FOP but give us all the heads up to when, so we can all attend. This hack is saying that it was only a handful of officers who voted. What would he say if maybe 1500 officers showed up and it were the same outcome? Ladies and Gentlemen, we all talk about how this guy needs to go. Lets say we organize a vote at the FOP and with a loud and honest voice vote what our hearts say and oust this joke and repair and restore the Greatest Police Department in the U.S.

3/18/2009 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How about a confidence vote for the union? Any details about the progress of the contract?

3/18/2009 12:48:00 PM

SO WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE CONTRACT? Anyone have news to share? Let's keep our eyes on the bigger picture here..FOP loves to take the distraction off them and their inability to secure a contract worth voting on. What you say, Donahue?

3/18/2009 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big friggin' deal. A whopping 160 patrolmen said they don't like the superintendent. We all know that he is not the one who runs the department. City Hall pulls all the strings. As it has always been, the supe is told what to do by the people above him downtown. ...

3/18/2009 02:01:00 PM
_________________________________
No, a whopping 160 did NOT voice their disapproval. MOST of the people at that meeting are UNIT REPRESENTATIVES. This means they attend to represent their units of anywhere from ten people to several hundred people. Do the math. Those 160 votes represented thousands of police officers.

Want the real numbers? Put the ballots in the mail. Bet your next paycheck the 'no confidence' vote will fall in the 85% to 95%range.

And, for Weis to claim the no confidence vote has anything to do with the lack of a contract is just a typical Fed move; distract people with sleight of hand. No confidence in someone's leadership has to do with interpersonal skills, ability to do the job one was hired to perform, having a salary comensurate with said job (NOT a salary at 200% the going rate for that job), the decency to understand one's limitations and address them, the humanity to see the plight of one's subordinates and attempt to improve their situations... etc, etc, etc.

This man has not shown us he deserves our respect. He insists on wearing a uniform he did not earn and he shows a general lack of respect for us AND the citizenry in overt as well as subtle ways. Park your SUV across a cutout crosswalk, Superintendent. Demand the citation issued to your vehicle be non-suited, Superintendent. Ride your motorcycle with out of state license plates in OUR ride to remember, Superintendent. Refer all of our adjudicated CR numbers to your Fed friends for additional litigation, Superintendent. Go out of your way to demean us, Superintendent.

Respect is earned, Superintendent.

3/18/2009 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark Donahue just interviewed on the Roe Conn Show, basically stated that J-Fed must go and that the CPD is in the worst shape it has every been in.

J-Fed would not be interviewed by Roe Conn and did not return phone calls seeking comments.

Mark Donahue needs to let the citizens of Chicago know that we are approaching a 3,000 man shortage.

3/18/2009 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love it! It was the lead story on the 4:30 news on CH 7. No confidence means just that, J-fed. Get out of Dodge.

3/18/2009 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If only J-Fed wouldn't have tossed Cozzi to the wolves and started the witch hunt of the unjustly punished officers, things may have been much different.

3/18/2009 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mancow even said that J-Fed needs to put away the Halloween costume and walk away. Mancow said that the men and women of the CPD deserve to be led by a real cop.

3/18/2009 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To SCC and more importantly Frank Main. Lynette Helm is now a Lt by choice. She decided to return to her career service when she asked to switch positions with Tina Skahill. Here's the more important part, Skahill is being moved from IAD because (1) she got a CR# on Cuello after the incident at her house and (2) there pending investigations against Mike Masters and Masters is not happy with the direction in which the investigations are going. Helm wanted no part of the shenanigans(sp), hence she is now a Lt. I mention you Frank because I know you have been writing stories for the last year leaked by Masters. In case you haven't figured it out Frank, Masters is using you. The information he gives you seldom comes to fruition with the exception of the Mobile Strike Force. The real story is Skahill is doing her job. I hope it gets some legs from SCC or you Frank Main. Thanks

3/18/2009 08:40:00 AM

That's some of the most insightful stuff I've seen written here in a while. Masters wields an incredible amount of power right from Daley's office. A lot of these decisions go right around Weis from City Hall to Masters. Masters is the guy that dumped Chasen on a whim. He is also the guy that dumped Tobias from the Academy because he wouldn't go along with the plan to give recruits laptops and house them in the building. Whether you like those guys or not means nothing, it just shows that when Masters speaks, Daley's words are coming from his mouth. Masters is running a de facto administration. Weis is not much more than a puppet. There was a time when 1st Deputy Townshend ran this department while the likes of Matt Rodriguez stumbled from gin mill to gin mill. Masters seems to be running a similar operation.

3/18/2009 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad thing about this is that Weis is really just another failure in a long line of Superintendents that also failed. What did Cline, Hillard or the Polack wannabe Mexican give us? Seat belt missions, ODRC's, DOC missions, CAPS, Maria the terrible. The list goes on and on.

3/18/2009 04:39:00 PM

WELL SAID. THE ONLY CHANGE THIS DEPARTMENT WILL SEE IS WHEN THE RUNT MAYOR IS OUSTED

3/18/2009 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"as of 312pm 165 people have confidence in this moron! Where do u people work? I guarantee less than 5% of that 165 is in patrol. Probably all clout babies with m-f on days w fucking 5yrs on the job. Suckasses

3/18/2009 04:14:00 PM"


You're assuming that most to all of these votes are being cast by officers, and not by city hall hacks. Though there certainly is some overlap of these two categories.

3/18/2009 05:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Think SCC needs to post this as a topic.

This is from a web site The Shootist … This is the start of what the Obama administration is trying to do and it effect all of us in law enforcement … the shortage in ammunition is real and it here already…

…You may not be aware of it, but there is a severe shortage of ammunition available for sale to the public across the country, causing problems for shooters, hunters, and reloaders everywhere.

Now, apparently the Obama administration, realizing they cannot move against private firearms ownership since the landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Washington D.C./Heller case, has made their move in another way.

By cutting off the resale of expended military ammunition to remanufacturers, they have put a stranglehold on the nation's ammunition supply...

3/18/2009 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

S.C.C. Please get this out ASAP. Lets try to get another vote at the FOP but give us all the heads up to when, so we can all attend. This hack is saying that it was only a handful of officers who voted. What would he say if maybe 1500 officers showed up and it were the same outcome? Ladies and Gentlemen, we all talk about how this guy needs to go. Lets say we organize a vote at the FOP and with a loud and honest voice vote what our hearts say and oust this joke and repair and restore the Greatest Police Department in the U.S.

3/18/2009 05:17:00 PM

Great and you still wont show up if you are aware of it. If you were concerned to begin with you would have been at the meeting on 17Mar to voice your opinion. All talk as usual.

3/18/2009 06:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
How about a confidence vote for the union? Any details about the progress of the contract?

3/18/2009 12:48:00 PM

SO WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE CONTRACT? Anyone have news to share? Let's keep our eyes on the bigger picture here..FOP loves to take the distraction off them and their inability to secure a contract worth voting on. What you say, Donahue?

3/18/2009 05:19:00 PM


Understand who the FOP is trying to negotiate with, the city of Chicago, lead by Shortshanks. We cannot strike of take any job action. If you think it is so easy to just "secure a contract worth voting on" why didn't you sign up to be on the negotiating committee?

You can still go down to FOP Hall and give hem some hints. I am sure they would love to hear how you would propose to "secure a contract worth voting on."

Please, enthrall us with your acumen on securing a good contract? How would YOU do it? That is, when you are dealing with a government ruled by Richard M. Daley.

3/18/2009 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Sometimes I wonder about SCC, though. Couldn't you at least try to make it work out with Weis? If Daley and Weis go, do you really think the 'oblivious' public is going to elect anyone better? Why would you want for the job? Would you ever stop complaining?

You've said in the past that there's no unity on the force, no consensus on what needs to be done to improve it.. so why are you surprised (even, outraged at times) when things continue to not improve?

3/18/2009 11:32:00 AM"


Ah yes, the old refrain of 'better the asshole we know than the asshole we don't'.

Always the argument made by the assholes.


Blue Party Ticket.

3/18/2009 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let the privatization of the CPD begin:

Commander Ball 005 addressed roll calls yesterday about a handful of P.O.'s who haven't been cooperating with the new private security company patrolling Michigan Ave from 103rd -115th. Commander wanted us all to know how politically connected this security firm is, how right now as we speak they are in the process of getting city council permission to issue parkers and movers. That's right, per a commander of police a security outfit may be conducting traffic stops and writing movers.

Commander made a big deal about how successful a Canadian security program like this was effective. I'm not sure if Canada has the same problems as Roseland but I do know that one of these elite new security guards locked a trespasser on the sidewalk! Also found two rocks on the guy. Great work except for the obvious civil rights violations. Since they don't have the power to arrest (yet), CPD has to lock them up. Any wonder why some officers aren't cooperating?

My questions: what training do these morons get? Who is bankrolling them? Who is liable when the lawsuits come?

Yeah, yeah, yeah, theyre not here to take jobs from the police. Thats what the commander said. But what are they doing? Riding on domestics and other jobs they have no business riding on. Who indemnifies them? Seems to me like Mayor Midget and his crooked alderthief Beals found out a way to save the taxpayers some money. And yes, it is apparently Beals who has been complaining that the police won't cooperate with "his" security force.

On a side note, to the powers that be: thanks for Capt. JJ "Morale buster". Nice of him to be a no-show when three officers were hospitalized in a traffic crash on his first day. Screw you too jag.

3/18/2009 06:10:00 PM  
Blogger O. W. Wilson said...

The 160 who voted were overwhelmingly Unit Reps, Watch Reps, trustees, Sgt's at arms etc. The majority of officers present were reps of units from all corners of the city. These were not just 160 random officers who came out for some pizza, these were the FOP leadership and most of the Unit Reps and Watch Reps who voted on this. These people represented thousands of officers who were not in attendance but who support what was done last night.

3/18/2009 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous John_from_Champaign said...

The "YES" votes were probably those who misread the question.

3/18/2009 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Ro said...

Whose morale isn't low? Look at this friggin economy. Everyone is looking at their deferred compensations going into the toliet, 401K's in the toilet, we have no contract, taxes are increasing and everything else that goes with it increasing. Who isn't depressed, unless you work for AIG? It's not just police officers whose morale is low, its everyone.

3/18/2009 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Stuart Smalley said...

Alright, Jody. It's time for your daily affirmation. Look at yourself in the mirror and repeat after me:

"I'm the Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department. I'm going to restore morale and do a terrific job because...
I'm good enough, I'm smart enough and doggone it, people like me!"


Feel better, Jody?

Now just remember. DENIAL is not just a river in Egypt.

3/18/2009 06:15:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Before the International Olympic Committee (IOC) arrives in Chicago next month, the FOP has more than enough time to mail out secret ballots to the entire membership with a submission deadline of no later than April 1.

The proposition should read "DO YOU HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THE MAYORAL LEADERSHIP OF RICHARD M. DALEY?

( ) YES
( ) NO

Any fool that does not vote is brain dead and deserves his/her fate.

3/18/2009 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This "no confidence" voting is all bullshit.

The real issue is what the hell is going on with the city asking officers to contribute to a settlement offer.

This is THE issue facing working police today!

This issue needs a lot more clarification than what is offered in the prior thread.

You can bet that almost every finding of not guilty for a serious felony is going to result in a lawsuit.

What the hell is FOP's position on officers settlement contributions?

Put these silly votes aside. THEY ARE MEANINGLESS!

3/18/2009 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Code Name: "Secret Squirrel" said...

Each of one hundred citizens of Boyds, MD has voted in support of Supt. Weis--a man's man who does manly things in manly ways.

Based on the 1:05 AM comment, the USDOJ herein promises not to OVERTLY monitor this SCC site over a dozen times a day. Furthermore, we categorically deny that the CPD is in the de facto receivership of the USDOJ.

Authority: Attorney General Eric "Nation of Cowards" Holder and FBI Dir. Robert Mueller.

We're the G. We're here to help you, officers. Swear fo' God. Would we lie?

3/18/2009 07:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of no confidence: Alderman "Oily Eddie" Burke was honored by his fellow alderthieves for hIs FORTY YEARS stealing from the public treasury. Becoming a multi-millionaire on his part time job salery. Nice work if you can get it.

3/18/2009 07:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:29 PM

Thanks for sharing your profound opinion, WEISel.

You always will be a "one trick pony" trying to drag a "red herring" in our path.

3/18/2009 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can still go down to FOP Hall and give hem some hints. I am sure they would love to hear how you would propose to "secure a contract worth voting on."

Please, enthrall us with your acumen on securing a good contract? How would YOU do it? That is, when you are dealing with a government ruled by Richard M. Daley.

I WOULDN'T HAVE TURNED DOWN THE OFFER ON THE TABLE LAST YEAR. DONAHUE IS BRAIN DEAD.

3/18/2009 07:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Fight crime, Not cops said...

JFed checked his FBI manual and said:

"I have my team working on building greater business efficiencies into the Department to make better use of our personnel to fight crime and build relations with our customers, the citizens of Chicago."

WTF? That sentence alone speaks volumes!

"...my team...building greater business efficiencies...build relations with our customers..."

WT-double-F??? JFed, You are supposed to be running a POLICE DEPARTMENT, not the Customer Service Desk at the the late lamented Marshall Field's.

Business efficiencies? By adding former Fed buddies? This is not a business.

Customers? We serve the people, but we also occasionally have to piss off some of them by enforcement. I know the business model/customer service line gets you applause at Chief's conventions, or the FBI Academy.
But, in the real world, the spirit to do the job is being lost, because you want to be popular, and play politics.

We are losing a war against crime because you want to be popular and play politics.

The good people (on both sides of the badge)are being screwed because you want to be popular and play politics.

If you wanted to be popular, you should have been a fireman.

Consider the FOP vote wake up call #1. Kudos to them. This may be the vote heard 'round the city. Or Bunker Hill. Maybe not a victory, but the beginning of a struggle.

You may want to tidy up the resume.

3/18/2009 07:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I second Northside's vote idea on Shortshanks.

3/18/2009 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GO FOR THE BIG FISH: DALEY

3/18/2009 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

give us Barabas

3/18/2009 12:39:00 PM

__________________________________

LOL, that was good.

3/18/2009 08:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to state her and now, for the record, that I have no confidence in anything on the Chicago Police Department. The new stations all have problems, the toilets don't flush right. the toilet paper is cheap and my fingers tear through and then I have to triple wash my hands with the good for shit soap that is usually not there. The in-car video equipment is poorly thought out, poorly implemented and uploads are difficult unless you are a computer expert.

And I doubt my pension will be there. No confidence in anything. It all sucks, nothing is any good any more. I just have no confidence that my damn squad car will turn right even if I turn the wheel right. No confidence. It is a crisis of confidence. I am wondering if the only thing I have to fear is fear itself. Probably not.

I am going to go read some depressing book now so I can learn how fucked I really am.

3/18/2009 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The "YES" votes were probably those who misread the question.

3/18/2009 06:12:00 PM"


Thanks, john, now go clean the vomit off of your dorm room wall.

3/18/2009 08:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Two men were dead and at least 11 people were wounded in Chicago Tuesday following a series of unrelated shootings and a stabbing throughout the city’s neighborhoods..."

http://www.suntimes.com/news/24-7/
1483340,w-crime-violence-tuesday-
031809.article

"GANG SHOOTING IN 25 LAST NIGHT, VICTIM IN CRITICAL CONDITION. ARMED OFFENDER APPREHENDED BY 025 TAC (GREAT JOB).

"OFFENDER: 16 YO, SON OF A FIREMAN,LIVES RIGHT DOWN THE STREET FROM ORIOLE PARK ELEMENTARY, 5500 BLOCK OF OKETO!!"

"CHALKIE'S BEEN ACTIVE IN 025."

--3/18/2009 11:07:00 AM

And Stupid is busy up in 016.

I don't know what to say. A whole district (025) that seems to be about 80% illegal aliens with five family names on every mailbox and only one working headlight between them all, and now city workers' kids in their brand-new FUBU gear are driving down to help out.

Typical shitass kid from Oriole Park or Hiawatha Park or Norridge. I won't even go near the baseball games because of the filthy language they bellow -- 11-year-olds pretending they're men -- while seventeen Moms stand there on another planet, talking on their fucking cell phones like they've been lobotomized.

If this is the "homeland" it ain't worth "protecting." We are doomed.

Keep the MTV on, by all means. Let them walk around jerking and twitching and soaping their brains out with that Ipod full of "Bone" you paid to download -- all that stuff about duct-taping victims and torturing women with broomsticks. "All the kids listen to it." Let them write all over their computers and furniture and the walls in their rooms until the place looks like a subway toilet. "It's cute."

Yeah. Here's the payback.

Not like it's the first time...

3/18/2009 08:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talk about "No Confidence," did you know that the official Major League on-field baseball cap worn by all big league players in Major League Baseball is made in China?

3/18/2009 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jfed has balls. Remember how he went against the mayor and enforced immigration laws. Remember how he stood by the 2nd amendment. Remeber how he went public and said my officers need a cost of living raise. He is one man I can look up to.

3/18/2009 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What you say, Donahue?

3/18/2009 05:19:00 PM"


Conversations pertaining to negotiations are restricted to the negotiating table.

Attempts by either party to subvert the negotiation process are subject to unfair labor practice review.

Save your bullshit for the negotiation meetings, hackboy.

3/18/2009 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC--i am hearing that one day last week a calltaker at oemc transferred a caller to the 11th district tact office to report ongoing drug sales at a particular spot. the tact sgt then proceeded to tell the caller--taped on a recorded line--that drug sales are not a priority and that the district wasnt focused on dope anymore. basically, the caller was given a big blowoff--not even any pretense--and blamed it on weiss. the calltaker allegedly on the line heard all this. can you confirm this w your sources?
interested

3/18/2009 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont let a vote of only 160 fool you jody. we all are disgusted with your representation of the men and women of the cpd. you have been nothing but a screw up since the day you walked in and you continue to be a screw up.

you have a small following that will support you because they have cush jobs and are afraid of being the working police so instead to keep their job at 35th street they say nice things about you.

we are disgusted and sick and tired. low manpower, no cars, no contract, radios that dont work well. you are a fucking buffoon and we will all be better off when you are gone doing nothing somewhere else.

go away jody, we dont want you here. there is a reason crime is on the spike and that reason is you. and believe me that will only get worse as we get closer to the spring and summer.

get ready chicago its gonna get bloody because we are understaffed and have no equipment.

this dept is in a tailspin

3/18/2009 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
CHICAGO LODGE #7
1412 WEST WASHINGTON BOULEVARD • CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60607-1821
PHONE: 312-733-7776 • FAX: 312-733-1367
THE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE OF CHICAGO’S PATROL OFFICERS
PRESS RELEASE
From: Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #7
Re: Superintendent Weis - No Confidence Vote
As you are well aware, last night the FOP held a vote of no confidence regarding Chicago Police Superintendent Jody P. Weis. The vote against Superintendent Weis was unanimous. The FOP would like to elaborate on why this vote took place.
This Superintendent has done to the Chicago Police Department what the housing crisis has done to the world financial markets. We are in complete meltdown.
Jody Weis has lost the confidence of the men and women who serve the city of Chicago as Police Officers. There are many reasons; so for practicality, here are the highlights:
There is no morale left among the rank and file. Our Superintendent tells the media that he goes out every Friday night and does not see a morale problem. He walked into a District two weeks ago to attend a meeting and asked the first supervisor he saw “How is morale?” The reply was “great.” He then walked away. This is how he judges morale. He doesn’t ask the officers about it, he asks one of his supervisors. The FOP goes to roll calls and talks to police officers and we can assure you that there is no morale to speak of.
The feeling out on the street is that if an officer gets a complaint and it proceeds through the disciplinary process and Weis does not like the finding, he will take the case to the federal government and have the officer prosecuted. He did this with Officer Bill Cozzi after Cozzi took responsibility for his actions, pled guilty in Cook County Circuit Court and at the Police Board. Cozzi was two weeks away from his return to the job after serving a two year suspension when Jody Weis referred the case to the federal prosecutor. Weis chose not to approach Cozzi or his lawyer about returning to the Department. Cozzi will be sentenced in federal court soon and faces eight years in prison. Bill Cozzi has lost his livelihood, his police pension, and his military pension. Realizing that his overreaction to the Cozzi case had helped destroy Department morale, Superintendent Weis guaranteed he would intercede by writing letters to the lawyers and the judge in the case. To date, we have seen no evidence that he has done either of these on Bill’s behalf.
When he first arrived as Superintendent, Weis conducted town hall meetings and heard officer’s complaints and suggestions on how to improve morale and to find out what tools the officers need to help them do their job. Complaints were made about broken down vehicles and he told all of us he would get new vehicles out to the districts. Here we are over a year later and district officers are driving broken down pool vehicles.

3/18/2009 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no such thing as a "yes confidence" I've read some comments that it dosen't mean anything? It means everything! This incompetent buffoon is toast. It's like a bad headine that gets retracted on page 22. The damage is done. We must not let the pressure off. Those calling for the other unions to step in are correct. You never just take one shot at an adversary, keep pushing and aggravating this dismal excuse for intelligent leadership. Anyone voting must consider the total picture. Are you safer today than you were under any other Sup.? Vote your hearts, it really dosen't matter if you click the little box or not. This guy is not good for us collectively. Collective bargainning has demanded your resignation and we are stronger than you can ever hope to be! You are not here for the long run and many of us will remember you with disdain but also jubilation. Jubilation that your gone!

3/18/2009 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 3/18/2009 08:22:00 AM

Ask your editor

3/18/2009 09:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo, WEIS!

What were you thinking when you sold your soul to Satan for $310k a year?

Take your "integrity" and shove it up your ass, you shameless, carpetbagging coward.

3/18/2009 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe just maybe instead of dicking around with Weis our Union could have brought to the publics attention that our Pension fund is in the shitter due to the city's mishandling and THAT THEY HAVN'T PAID THEIR SHARE FOR OVER A YEAR! Apparently that only gets a small mention at the meeting while our great union spends all its time and resources a battling something that really doesnt matter in the big picture.

3/18/2009 09:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i do think he has made some good change like getting equipment that we should have had a long time ago but, for thoe most part he has had his head up his ass.

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What equipment would that be? We haven't gotten a thing yet.

3/18/2009 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is just more FLOP posturing. Does this vote mean a fucking thing? A BIG FAT NO!!!! Is FLOP asking to go to arbitration? NO!!!! Just more smoke and mirrors from a union that has no balls. This union does not move without shortshanks giving the ok. Who the fuck is kidding who???? I have no confidence in this so called union!

3/18/2009 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHERE THE FUCK IS THE 13,500 POLICEMEN.

WHERE ARE THEY MR.WEIS.

BECAUSE, I AND THE REST OF THE OVERWORKED AND UNPATROLLED NIEGHBORHOODS ARE WONDERING WHERE ALL THESE COPS ARE. I SEE ONE ONCE AND A WHILE BY MY HOUSE AND MORE SHITHEADS COMING AROUND. SO, IF YOU HAVE THAT MANY POLICE, SEND SOME TO MY NIEGHBORHOOD SO MY FAMILY CAN FEEL SAFE.

THE CITY HAS A BUDGET NUMBER THAT IS 13,500 BUT YOUR NOT GETTING THAT NUMBER AS OF THE PAYROLL AND YOU CAN'T COUNT THE CIVILIANS.

OH, YOU ARE COUNTING CIVILIANS.
AND BY COUNTING THEM YOU STILL DON'T HAVE THAT TOTAL.

I HAVE AN IDEA, EVERYONE SHOULD SHOW UP FOR ST. JUDES AND YOU CAN COUNT US THERE AND NOT SOME MADE UP NUMBER FROM AIR 1 ASKING FOR A EVENT NUMBER AND THEN LEAVING TO GET GAS.

3/18/2009 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous C'mon home, Jody Boy! said...

Time to come home, Jody Boy.

We already got you lined up as a cashier in our Weis supermarket in State College, PA.

A great opportunity to "moonlight" at Penn State as an associate professor of Psychological Profiling and a lecturer in Douchebaggery 101.

We even got you end zone season tickets for Nittany Lions home football games. Sorry, JOE-PA said you can't bring your cats to the stadium.

3/18/2009 10:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So if he goes does that dumb blond that works in his office who acts like she is Gods gift to the police department get launched to? By the way she is a po that makes policies that the pud signs. She has just a little over 5 years on and did real policing in TRU.

3/18/2009 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no confidence and I'm not a police officer. No one in my family is a police officer. I have no reason to say yay or nay for Mr. Weis other than as a taxpayer, as usual, I feel ripped off. F-U Daley! I haven't voted for you since the late '90s and I'll do everything to see you and your asskissers fail next time around. Oh, yeah, and I voted for Obama. Take that!

3/18/2009 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commander Ball 005 addressed roll calls yesterday about a handful of P.O.'s who haven't been cooperating with the new private security company patrolling Michigan Ave from 103rd -115th. Commander wanted us all to know how politically connected this security firm is, how right now as we speak they are in the process of getting city council permission to issue parkers and movers. That's right, per a commander of police a security outfit may be conducting traffic stops and writing movers.
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004 has the same problem with the Commercial Ave Special Police.

3/18/2009 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
At about 15:05 today on WLS Am 890.
A sound bite of shortshanks was played regarding the No Confidence vote. To sum it up, Daley has Fed's back, Fed is doing a great job, and he IS highly qualified superintendent.

That pillar of justice, burke, added that if you poll any worker (any field) that most would not like their boss. He goes on to say that he wouldn't want this poll taken at his law office.
What a prick!!

If all of this doesn't show class separation, nothing will. No one has our backs. Not 'shanks, Fed or anyone but blue!

The thing that pisses me off the most is that any street copper knows that 99% of club cool aide can't do street policing.

Bring on the warm weather!!!

3/18/2009 03:24:00 PM

daleys comment was expected! old eddie burke will kiss j-feds ass to keep his plush security detail 6 guys making 150K per year average 2 new crown vics! Wow! Hey news media those 6 make a total of $750,000 per year, and then the city has to hire 6 more to replace these do nothings cost approx for 6 $450,000 at regular pay totals over "1 million" the city lets eddie waste! now edward STFU!!

3/18/2009 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why won't the media take up the cause of only 9,000 to 10,000 Swore Officers ?
Are they that afraid of the Mayor ?
I have written to them all.
None have ever responded.
Why ?

3/18/2009 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont worry Jody said that when we all have our camera equipped Tahoes and some new training hes talking about, we will fall at his feet and be his biggest fans. WTF are you smoking Jody. If you think that magically fixes everything you are a bigger idiot than we thought.

3/18/2009 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a White PO....Hired when Harold(Black) was mayor, and Rice(Black)was Sup....Work was fun and things ran smooth in the 80's....WTF Happened??? I need to go back to "Life On Mars"

Revolver Police

3/18/2009 10:42:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Be wary of "anonymous" agent provocateurs who attempt to minimize the potential impact of a landslide "no confidence" vote on Weis and Daley.

You don't have to be a bunco artist to anonymously proselytize bullshit to the naive and gullible just to distract them from your hidden agenda.

You're a cop. It's not paranoia. Be skeptical, certainly when the posters fail to identify themselves.

3/18/2009 11:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFFICER ALERT: ORIOLE PARK AREA

GANG SHOOTING IN 25 LAST NIGHT, VICTIM IN CRITICAL CONDITION. ARMED OFFENDER APPREHENDED BY 025 TAC (GREAT JOB).

OFFENDER: 16 YO, SON OF A FIREMAN,LIVES RIGHT DOWN THE STREET FROM ORIOLE PARK ELEMENTARY, 5500 BLOCK OF OKETO!!

CHALKIES BEEN ACTIVE IN 025

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STOP TOOTIN YOUR OWN HORN YOU 025 TAC TOOL!

3/18/2009 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC you need to make this a post and leave it up. I for one am going to post it on the bulletin board. Lets show up and maybe the mayor will have a grabber right there, now that would be great.

NO CONTRACT!! LET'S EMBARRASS THE MAYOR!!!!

INFORMATIONAL PICKETING 02 APR – 08 APR

THE FAIRMONT HOTEL 200 N. COLUMBUS.
OLYMPIC COMMITTEE HOTEL!!!

SCC… TAKE A POLL OF WHO IS INTERESTED!!!

3/18/2009 07:51:00 AM

3/18/2009 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Double Agent 007 said...

Since 1:05 AM spooked the USDOJ, their constant monitoring of SCC appears to have gone covert.

The G has activated "Operation Secret Squirrel" until further notice.

Rest assured that their now clandestine operatives are still out there in cyberspace.

Can you keep a top secret? The CPD has been under de facto federal receivership for over a year.

3/18/2009 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Let the privatization of the CPD begin:

Commander Ball 005 addressed roll calls yesterday about a handful of P.O.'s who haven't been cooperating with the new private security company patrolling Michigan Ave from 103rd -115th. Commander wanted us all to know how politically connected this security firm is, how right now as we speak they are in the process of getting city council permission to issue parkers and movers. That's right, per a commander of police a security outfit may be conducting traffic stops and writing movers.

Commander made a big deal about how successful a Canadian security program like this was effective. I'm not sure if Canada has the same problems as Roseland but I do know that one of these elite new security guards locked a trespasser on the sidewalk! Also found two rocks on the guy. Great work except for the obvious civil rights violations. Since they don't have the power to arrest (yet), CPD has to lock them up. Any wonder why some officers aren't cooperating?

My questions: what training do these morons get? Who is bankrolling them? Who is liable when the lawsuits come?

Yeah, yeah, yeah, theyre not here to take jobs from the police. Thats what the commander said. But what are they doing? Riding on domestics and other jobs they have no business riding on. Who indemnifies them? Seems to me like Mayor Midget and his crooked alderthief Beals found out a way to save the taxpayers some money. And yes, it is apparently Beals who has been complaining that the police won't cooperate with "his" security force.


What the hell is this? I have never heard of this. SCC can you look into this and find out if it is fact please. I hope to God it's not. Never help this company out EVER if this is true.

3/18/2009 11:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow...as of about 11:30 pm on Wed., 2300+ no confidence votes, 230+ in favor....91%-9% (give or take); seems like the no vote should have been higher (like 95% or so?)....anyway, seems like shortshanks has already made a statement that he supports his supt.....what else was he going to say?..he would never admit he made a mistake (the emporer has no clothes?).....

3/18/2009 11:45:00 PM  

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