Monday, March 30, 2009

Picketing Reminders

If you've read the FOP flyer, signs will be provided. We'll leave the phrases and wording to the boys at the Hall. We know they'll want to get out a serious message, so play by their rules. We can't see them objecting to a few "cute" signs carried by family members who show up. Something like "My Daddy needs a Contract" will almost guarantee your kid face time on TV and will bring home the point that we've been trying to raise families in this city for the past two years while the aldercreatures and their staffs got large raises and the other unions got better than average offers in return for ten years of labor peace.

A question:
  • We heard families and other supporters are welcome. Are they responsible for their own transportation? If they are, bring quarters or parking cash. Don't give the TMA's an excuse to ticket and tow your family sedan.
And a bit of advice:
  • Have a few video cameras around. The City will be filming and the last time we rallied, a number of people were more than a little casual about violating the First Amendment at the behest of the Administration.
  • The on-duty guy is always right, administratively speaking. He might be 100% wrong in terms of First Amendment Rights, but don't doubt for a second that J-Fed and his underlings will throw the off-duty under the bus.
  • Rules and Regulations will conflict with First Amendment Rights on occasion and until someone takes a test case all the way to the US Supreme Court, the Rules and Regulations will take precedence.
Rely on the FOP guys there to make statements, defuse volatile situations and sort out conflicts that might arise. We need a decent showing. And we need those who show to be decent.

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152 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just want to thank the boss i work for. He is treating this like a "st jude" situation and everyone that shows up to the rally doesn't have to do either the spring or fall insp..., their choice.

He's a great boss and really cares about the troops and is trying to motivate us all to get off our asses and get down there. This is our future!
I think the rest of the bosses could learn a bit from this guy and if it unfortunately takes some kind of incentive to get the guys/numbers down there, then so be it. It's too important not to show up.

3/30/2009 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't care if it rains or snows i will promise you i will be there. I've stood outside and directed traffic for hours or handled accidents/shooting/etc.. wehre i was outside in terrible conditions for OTHER PEOPLE!
This is for OURSELVES!!!!
You bet your ass i'll be there.

3/30/2009 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City of Chicago will soon be called the RED CITY because it is bleeding inside. The RUMBLE will begin 2 April 2009 at City Hall. To stop the bleeding we must have a large showing at the rally. If not Da Mayo will continue to bleed this city because he knows most Chicagoians are not paying attention to his shell games. I hope the union have signs that bring up TIFF money. This is Da Mayos biggest shell game that he has been playing the last 20 years. There is a lot of $$$$$$$$ in these slush funds (TIFFS) with no one to police DA Mayo on how these funds (property tax money) are used and who gets the money. So dont fall for Da Mayos empty left pocket when he cries the city is broke ask to see whats in his right pocket? Plenty of $$$$$.

LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE 2011!!!!!!

3/30/2009 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

by decent you mean I have to keep my pants on at the rally?

You are just a fun wrecker.

I figured a shot of me mooning City Hall would force the Mayor to give us a contract.

It's for the best anyway. I couldn't decide whether to go with my underoos or boxers.

3/30/2009 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know about other districts but there will be a very good turnout from 009---everyone i've talked to is going....hope it's the same determination citywide...and yes this is the same 009 district that KING DALEY grew up in

3/30/2009 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ot:

keep hearing that homicides are way down from last year so i decided to do some stat finding of my own. 283 041A's have been pulled this year compared to 266 041A's last year at the same time. homicides might be down, but shootings are not.

wait till summer.

3/30/2009 02:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So leave the curious George t shirt at home, thanks, got it

3/30/2009 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

richie, richie, -- we are coming in force to embarass you and show the unity of our brotherhood. richie, make no mistake about it, over 4,000 will be there to show the ioc and who ever else is watching how bogus you are.

3/30/2009 02:53:00 AM  
Anonymous OFFICER FRIENDLY said...

They will be filming and CPD IAD and the CPD Intelligence Section will be there to do some "Red Squad"bullshit.Act professional and act in a dignified manner.If you have a video camera,bring it! They will have provocateurs mixed with us to create a incident for the news media to make us look bad to the public.If anyone near you starts getting out of line,put them in check.We are execising our 1st Amendment rights under the Constitution of the United States of America.Freedom of Speech!Millions of Americans have died to protect this great country and to protect the freedoms that we have. I am going to be there and damn proud and happy to be there with my Brother and Sister Police Officers!

3/30/2009 03:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck and heed the advice given. Don't let J-Fed make any examples out of anyone. The world needs to see how Da Mayor and his aldercreatures treat the finest police officers in the world.

Good luck and God-Speed.

God Bless the CPD and nobody Else.

3/30/2009 03:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop listening to the mayor's BS problems with the economy. The shopping malls are not empty, and the hotel industry is booming. The city tax is $35.00 per night per hotel room, and the hotels are at capacity. Check it out yourself.

I just learned of an acquaintance who works at city hall and her only function is to answer email complaints. Her BS title is department manager. She just got a 6 percent raise per year. She is 29 years old without a college degree and is now making $95,000 per year. She got her job through family connections of an alderthief.

You know she is just one of many insignificant positions created throughout city departments. So don't forget, its not just the alderthiefs, teachers, press secretaries and such who got the raises. Its all of the city hall office workers who got them too. The mayor forgot to tell you that too, but I am livid and want to share this with my brothers.

I will see you at the rally with my team members and family.

3/30/2009 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're giving the FOP shitheads quite a bit of credit here pal...

These assholes only wanted to be the ones calling the march because they were worried the people reading this blog were going to organize one WITHOUT their ass. They wanted to misdirect us AWAY from the IOC because they don't want the IOC observing us, per Daley wishes.

IMHO, don't trust the FOP jagoffs the intervene on your behalf to save you from shit, or be a witness on your behalf (which wouldn't mean shit anyway).

3/30/2009 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again - sage advice & I couldn't agree more. Just a suggestion for any northwest siders heading downtown to show their support; hop on the Blue Line El and get off at Washington, you will be at the Daley Center - no parking problems & no traffic headaches.

See you there.

3/30/2009 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT- couple of years ago I was minding my own business having dinner in the taco place near Granville and Broadway-early- so hardly any people in there-but a small group of local business owners having dinner or some sort of defacto meeting. I was the next table over so I couldn't help but overhear their conversation - which was all about the local TIF district. What their gripe was that Loyola got TIF money to produce 'low income' housing in the area.

Apparently-that's what Loyola calls DORMS!


Not only is the TIF money being misued but that's a clear violation of the seperation of church and state.

3/30/2009 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this it? One march on City Hall? Why are we not scheduling marches for the entire time the IOC is here? Why are we not marching on the hotels where the IOC is staying around the clock, the sites that the City will be taking them to see? Why are we not scheduling Officers so that we have a constant presence where ever the IOC goes? From the moment they wakeup and look out there window they should see off duty coppers's picketing. We should become their shadows. Here's why we aren't doing any of those things. Because Daley doesn't want us doing those things. Because he has the FOP in his back pocket he can dictate where, when and how long our protest will be. If the FOP really had the best interests of it's memebership in mind, they would be doing AT LEAST some of the above. But by scheduling this march for a lousy hour or two when the IOC is probably not even going to be there get's us to vent our steam when it really doesn't matter and when nobody will see it. If the FOP really had your best interests in mind they would be talking this us, going to roll calls, sending something to your home so that there is a big turnout. This is all a facade.

FYI, I have sat back for years and listened to all this stuff about how bad the FOP is, how the Presidents always sellout the membership in order to get a cush job when they leave, yada,yada,yada. I always thought it was a bunch of whiners,malcontents who were doing all this talkling. I was wrong. The FOP is a sham and has sold you out. I am now convinced of that. If you doubt me, one need look no further than this little march or the lack of anything besides this little march as proof of what a sham and sellout they really are. I will be at that march but I'm not fooled! FOP-SHAME ON YOU!

3/30/2009 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

remember we have to live in the city.

a few of those alderscum have houses outside the city.

they don't get investigated by the I.G.

we try that and out you go.

3/30/2009 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The family of the deposed 14 yr old police impersonator has made a request. They want their son to be allowed to march with us on the 2nd.

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

i am going....i hope there is a huge turnoout.....if not, we will look like shit

3/30/2009 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You're giving the FOP shitheads quite a bit of credit here pal...

These assholes only wanted to be the ones calling the march because they were
xxxxxxx
Enough of this disention! We are one, and that it. I dont care how mucgh you hate the union. Put that aside for this, we are one

3/30/2009 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Luck to ALL.

Love---Mom

3/30/2009 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure that most of the "SCC FamilY" will be at the rally. So we need to concentrate more on convincing the rest of the membership to attend. We only have three days left folks. let's get out there and convince as many as possible to attend what is probably one of the most important functions since this department got collective bargaining!
As bad as things seem to be right now, you "new guys" are reaping the benefits that were fought for and won by the veteran officers still on the job. You really can't imagine what shitty working conditions and power the dept. had over you years ago.
we have been going backwards the past few contracts due to a lame FOP leadership. while this rally is a show of force to "King Richie", it's also to show the FOP that we're fed up with their lack of leadership also.
We've been settling for less than cost of living for several years now, paying WAY more for benefits and still having to live in Daley's "kingdom" that our salaries now can't afford. All while he dishes out pay raises to his alderthieves, their incompetent staff, teachers that don't teach, the trades that will build his Olympic empire and so on. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
That POS had the gall to say on WBBM that we're being "greedy". Well Mr.Mayor, I don't see you any of the rest of who you got the raises returning them! SO FUCK YOU! And you also said that we should return to the bargaining table. For what asshole? YOU PULLED THE OFFER OFF, NOT US! Yet you go cry to the media that we're bein unfair. You really are losing it, aren't you? And the FOP still does nothing. No rebuttal, statement, nothing! Typical. And we wonder why the public thinks the way they do of us. They only get the midgets side of the story!
So that is why this rally is so important folks. It's our only way to get our voice out! So I don't care what you have planned, CANCEL IT and get downtown Thursday! IT'S YOUR CAREERS AT STAKE!

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

From a brother down south, good luck guys. Stick it to 'em and do not let up till you get what you guys (and gals) deserve.

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

Daley is saying that your protest will not affect the Olympics. This is how stupid he is. He kisses the asses of the fake reverends and phony civil rights leaders but for a worthy cause of noble self-sacrificing workers he thumbs his nose?

You picket to be visible, to inform, to attract attention at an advantageous newsworthy time.

Good luck to you all. Decent people want you to be treated with respect and honor and you deserve to be compensated for keeping the rest of us safe.

---not a cop

3/30/2009 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're giving the FOP shitheads quite a bit of credit here pal...

These assholes only wanted to be the ones calling the march because they were worried the people reading this blog were going to organize one WITHOUT their ass. They wanted to misdirect us AWAY from the IOC because they don't want the IOC observing us, per Daley wishes.

IMHO, don't trust the FOP jagoffs the intervene on your behalf to save you from shit, or be a witness on your behalf (which wouldn't mean shit anyway).

3/30/2009 06:16:00 AM

True to a certain extent, but they are the established authority who will have the greatest access to the press. Let them take the lead and don't be a jagoff no matter how you may feel.

3/30/2009 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how many condos have been put up in the last 10 years how much tax money are all these condo owners now generating for the city? where the fuck is that money? tax people for city services that aren't being provided wake up poeple of chicago

3/30/2009 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the only issue raised is the lack of a contract, we will loose public support. A lot of people are out of jobs, a lot of people are laid off, a lot of people are happy just to have a job with no raise. We need some other issues - Lack of manpower which puts the Public at risk, lack of equip, unqualified leadership, np confidence in the Supt. It can't be all about money

3/30/2009 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just want to thank the boss i work for. He is treating this like a "st jude" situation and everyone that shows up to the rally doesn't have to do either the spring or fall insp..., their choice.

So your boss is retiring next week???

3/30/2009 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

F*** the mayor F*** J Fed. THE POLICE MUST COME TOGETHER AS ONE LARGE GROUP!! NO RACIAL/SEX/RANK DIVIDES. WE MUST BE TRUE BLUE!!
This job has changed way to much...there is to much divide and that is what the mayor wants. He wants us to fail however we must prevail!! Just remember we are in this together!!! The more people who show up the more "we" have to gain!!! Please help our cause!!

3/30/2009 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

F*** the mayor F*** J Fed. THE POLICE MUST COME TOGETHER AS ONE LARGE GROUP!! NO RACIAL/SEX/RANK DIVIDES. WE MUST BE TRUE BLUE!!
This job has changed way to much...there is to much divide and that is what the mayor wants. He wants us to fail however we must prevail!! Just remember we are in this together!!! The more people who show up the more "we" have to gain!!! Please help our cause!!

3/30/2009 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, I wont wear my t-shirt that asks on the front, How often do Chicago Police Officers get screwed?, and the back says Daley.

3/30/2009 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Let our voice be heard said...

How about a counter SCC to track how many are going?

If one thousand show up, we could surround the entire block around city hall and the county building...bring one bring all!!!

3/30/2009 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you still think the Olympics are a good idea- check this out:

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

Vancouver (Hosting the 2010 Olypics) has had 45 murders already....what will happen to us?

Toronto has a city of 5.1 millions and 11 murders...

We have 3+ millions and what's the count now?

Protest the crappy pontract but protest the Olympics too!

3/30/2009 09:24:00 AM  
Blogger Joseph said...

Men please be PROFESSIONAL! All we need is to be portrayed as a bunch of loud mouthed, out of control boobs. Let the picket sponsors do the talking, we all know that a big mouth will get you in the s*** every time right! Our mere presence will be statement enough.

3/30/2009 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE ACLU protected Michigan cops against their department banning their free speech rights:

http://www.utne.com/2008-09-03/Media/ACLU-Battles-Ban-on-Police-Media-Relationship.aspx

I think exempts that think they can threaten their people should really do a little research before they speak....

3/30/2009 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More:

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

3/30/2009 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crooked politicians have cost this city $300 million according to UIC professor... but we are the selfish ones?!?!

3/30/2009 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

001st District – Protest – Say NO to the Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid – Federal Plaza
Thursday, 2 April 2009 – 1700 hours
“No Games Chicago” group will protest while the International Olympic Committee is in town to
evaluate Chicago’s potential as an Olympic host. A permit application has been submitted, but has not
yet been approved. CTS is monitoring and will update as warranted. B.O.P. 09-003.47
Just beware, these groups hate the police, as many of you know, even though they are going to the federal plaza i wouldn't put it past them to come over to city hall to mess with us. The city probably gave them the permit hoping to make us look bad, so let's keep our cool and show the city the bad press that keeps being bestowed upon us is the minority of p/o's not the majority...

3/30/2009 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all sit here and cry and complain about the Daley's and their nephews stealing the city and pension funds blind! We have here the best investigative tools around YOU! Most if not all Detectives are college educated and knows a crime when they see one! I hope. So why don't someone do a little investigative work and find the smoking gun and turn it over to the newspapers and the Feds because it seems they don't care anymore about you or this city!!!!!

3/30/2009 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

keep hearing that homicides are way down from last year so i decided to do some stat finding of my own. 283 041A's have been pulled this year compared to 266 041A's last year at the same time. homicides might be down, but shootings are not.

All a numbers game. AggBatts are now classified as armed robberies if there is any discussion between the victim and offender. Check the number of robberies with person shot. You'll come up with a higher number.

3/30/2009 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop listening to the mayor's BS problems with the economy. The shopping malls are not empty, and the hotel industry is booming. The city tax is $35.00 per night per hotel room, and the hotels are at capacity. Check it out yourself.

And the resuraunts are SURE not empty!

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

Anonymous said...
Just want to thank the boss i work for. He is treating this like a "st jude" situation and everyone that shows up to the rally doesn't have to do either the spring or fall insp..., their choice.

He's a great boss and really cares about the troops and is trying to motivate us all to get off our asses and get down there. This is our future!
I think the rest of the bosses could learn a bit from this guy and if it unfortunately takes some kind of incentive to get the guys/numbers down there, then so be it. It's too important not to show up.

3/30/2009 12:11:00 AM

Finally a boss who stands with us! What kind of boss would oppose,unless they are dumbasses as most are! Whatever we get they get simple math from horrid exempt structure on down1!

3/30/2009 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
ot:

keep hearing that homicides are way down from last year so i decided to do some stat finding of my own. 283 041A's have been pulled this year compared to 266 041A's last year at the same time. homicides might be down, but shootings are not.

wait till summer.

3/30/2009 02:26:00 AM

After fox news reporting, about suicides being made for obvious homicides will they still kill crime??

3/30/2009 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many of us will be taking the orange line at midway at 1000 hours lets hope for a "HUGE" showing!! Our time is now!!

3/30/2009 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uniforms or plain clothes? Suggestion?

3/30/2009 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember be professional! We have class, do not give the public any reason to think otherwise. Don't be provoked or become confrontational.

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

They will be filming and CPD IAD and the CPD Intelligence Section will be there to do some "Red Squad"bullshit.Act professional and act in a dignified manner.If you have a video camera,bring it! They will have provocateurs mixed with us to create a incident for the news media to make us look bad to the public.If anyone near you starts getting out of line,put them in check.We are execising our 1st Amendment rights under the Constitution of the United States of America.Freedom of Speech!Millions of Americans have died to protect this great country and to protect the freedoms that we have. I am going to be there and damn proud and happy to be there with my Brother and Sister Police Officers!

3/30/2009 03:07:00 AM

Intelligence isn't going to be there to incite stupidity! At last check they rank as patrolmen also therefore they don't have a contract either! FUCK THINK SOMETIMES!

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

INFORMATIONAL PICKETING 03/27/09

The Lodge has been backed into a corner and will participate in informational picketing on Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 11:00 am.

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

006th District

016th District - Habetler Bowl

008th District

Area 3

022nd District

Area 4

Area 5

All members will be dropped off at City Hall. All members who attend must be in civilian dress (no uniforms) and must be on their day off or use compensatory time.

3/30/2009 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I am taking the blue line so I won't have to park anywhere but the Cumberland parking lot....

3/30/2009 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PLEASE ATTEMPT TO VERIFY Brust ordered the IAD to film thursdays march put undercover IAD rats in the group.
One of the IAD guys called the FOP. The FOP notified the Corp Counsel, who called Weis and screamed about the 1st Amendment order. Weis puts out a memo to Cmndrs claiming its not true.
(if it is, it is absolutely in violation of the 1st Amendment Decree)

3/30/2009 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're giving the FOP shitheads quite a bit of credit here pal...

These assholes only wanted to be the ones calling the march because they were worried the people reading this blog were going to organize one WITHOUT their ass. They wanted to misdirect us AWAY from the IOC because they don't want the IOC observing us, per Daley wishes.

IMHO, don't trust the FOP jagoffs the intervene on your behalf to save you from shit, or be a witness on your behalf (which wouldn't mean shit anyway).

3/30/2009 06:16:00 AM

Stick your IMHO where the sun does not shine. Now is not the time for dissension in our ranks. Now is the time to be united and stick together. I do not care if you feel FOP started the rally or FOP is jumping to the forefront of the rally, the result is the same, WE ARE HAVING A RALLY! Now is the time to show shortshanks that we, and others, are on to his antics and his kingdom is unraveling. WE DESERVE A CONTRACT NOW!

IMHO, stay home asshole. We do not need you. Stay home and be disgruntled. I am sure this will not be the first time you avoided the heavy end of the stretcher and stood back while somebody else did your heavy lifting. Stay home and watch our numbers on the news.

3/30/2009 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, i'm hearing there's going to be enormous turnout from 009 also. I'll bet you anything you want that we'll have the most people there from any unit in the city...

3/30/2009 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WERA A DALEY MASK!!

3/30/2009 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAVE SIGNS THAT ASK ABOUT DALEYS NUMERIOUS TRIPS ON TAX PAYER DIME

3/30/2009 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know about other districts but there will be a very good turnout from 009---everyone i've talked to is going....hope it's the same determination citywide...and yes this is the same 009 district that KING DALEY grew up in

3/30/2009 01:37:00 AM

This is a call out for a strong showing from the Chicagoland 009 retirees! We had a large group get together on 13 SEP 08, prior to the decommissioning of the 35th & Lowe building, for a last 009th District Station group picture. Let's get together again on Thursday-02 APR 09-1100 hours at LaSalle/Washington and help the next generation get a fair contract.

No offense to the other districts, but 009 was the greatest place to work back in the day, I hope it is still. I was lucky to work with a bunch of legends, at least they are legends to me. Some are still with us and some have moved on to various earthly and non-earthly locations. Let's do ourselves proud. If you can, be there for the next generation and show our strength on Thursday-02 APR 09.

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

I would day 95% of my watch is going. Bring your wife/girlfriend/husband/boyfriend! It might not do a damn thing but at least it will be cool to do something, then sit back and do nothing. Forget the mayor, forget the media, forget the critics. Let do this for US! Besides, it should be fun!

3/30/2009 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As you people are picketing, remember this, Cozzi is going to jail, we have a fed in charge, a civilian complaint board, 5 or more unfounded, not sustained, and exonerated c.r.'s since 2000 are on a list given to a scum-bag lawyer, our pension is being robbed blind by the Daley crime family and excused by the F.O.P., health insurance gone after 2013 and T.R.R.'s now used against you.
And you people are marching for?
An offer of a 16% pay raise over 5 years by Daley taken off the table.
This picket/march seems foolish when there's so much more at stake, the contract is going to arbitration anyways. Who cares what Daley feels or thinks about us, we already know. Carrying a sign on Thursday outside city hall won't matter, Daley won't be there, nor will the Olympic committee.
Ask yourself this, where was the F.O.P. and their march when Cozzi was being indicted by the Feds?

3/30/2009 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My 9 month old needs diapers, so Im thinking i will have him go diaper less and hopefully he will shit as he is walking past the front doors of shitty hall!!!!!!!!

3/30/2009 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There will not be anybody from iad or anywhere else filming the protest. Give it a break. You'd like to think that, I know, but they are not equipped to covertly attend with a hope that some officer does something silly and they catch it on film. You are giving them way too much credit.

Relax, do the right thing, unite and assemble to show we deserve to be paid a higher salary than the complaint desk clerk in city hall. We earn it every day we go to work.

By the way, a raise is not a cost of living increase. We want the 4 percent cost of living increase, plus a 2 percent raise in our 'today-when-you-go-to-work-you-might-not-come-home-alive' job salary. Its not our fault the cost of living went up, so thats a freebe. Technically we are only asking for a 2 percent salary increase. Do not settle for anything less than 6 percent each year.

3/30/2009 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The apathy out there is pathetic. Myself and a couple others are going. But when you talk to others, they get that deer in headlight look and talk about it being their day off etc. I can understand if you have family obligations, otherwise everyone should attend.

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

RAIN OR SHINE - BE THERE BOYS AND GIRLS!!

How many of us have had to stand outside in inclement weather for a job related to a citizen.

Well, this time we have to stand outside for ourselves and our jobs.

Don't let the OD bosses intimidate you. Last time we did this, the OD guys in blue were in the background a block away and only came to city hall corners reluctantly after the deputy kept calling for them on the air.

WE GOT TO DO THIS!!

You can tell by shortshank's media clips that the boil on his ass is growing. Let's make it so that everytime he sits down it hurts.

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

They will be filming and CPD IAD and the CPD Intelligence Section will be there to do some "Red Squad"bullshit.

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This march has drawn out the true nutballs on this job. They are flocking to it like its the space ship in Close Encounters.

Thirty percent of those attending will be wearing tin foil hats.

If you are not a nutball and you go to the march, be careful.

If you are a nutball, have fun. This is your time to shine.

3/30/2009 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EVERY ONE at protest should be in a CHALKIE shirt!!!

3/30/2009 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those who say that you can't make a difference you are wrong. Just think how many people won't show up because they say it doesn't matter what I do. If we had just half of you show up that probably would be a huge number. This is something that you can do to help yourself. I was in a union before this job and heard the same complainants and the same bullshit that we can't make a difference believe me you can. March for your family and your fellow officers. We all need to know that this is not the time to be lazy and say what happens will happen because the city will eat us alive and it will be to late to do anything then. Just think of all the protests and all the bullshit marchs we have to go to, lets be there for ourselves and know that this is the beginning of the solidarity that the city is afraid to see. I marched in 2000 and I will march Thursday. I am not doing this for the FOP, not for any reason other then we deserve to be treated better. Lets make a small step together on Thursday and get this ball rolling. Its time we stand up for ourselves and say the hell to the the Mayor, alderman and the media. We deserve respect and we will get it sooner then later if we start now with a good turnout. As I said to my partner last night if you don't go then you have no room to complain because you had a chance to do something and you did nothing. Hope to see everyone there.

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

im on the medical but am ambulatory can i attend the ralley?

3/30/2009 02:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

009 always was good about rallying for a cause. i enjoyed my time there.

3/30/2009 02:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we legally use the homeless?

3/30/2009 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Use this oppertunity for more than just the contract issue. Some should be carrying the usual "stop the violence and Don't shoot" signs as well. Let the media and the citizens know we as the Chicago Police are aware of and suport the issues that are important to them also.

Nothing will piss off Tricky Dick more than us showing every one we as the Police are not just thinking of ourself. Because thats how he wants everyone to see us.

You can't hide from this one Richy RICH. Anyone bringing a video camera should be prepared to post the march all over YouTube for the world to see. Also E-Mail the video to the IOC and all other cities bidding for the event.

Our Dicktator here in Chicago may be able to control the press here but he can't control YouTube or the international press! Make some calls to CNN, MSNBC and even Rush.

Lets have a little fun with this and make it count. He wants to build a new Olimpic Village and new venues all over the city. Lets show the IOC and the world the 3/4 of the rest of the city that is crumbling due to the Mayors years of neglect. Take some pictures in you own neighborhood to showcase the rotting infrastructure, decay and neglect.

Lets get a copy of the proposed new Olimpic Village and age the photo to show how it will look 5 years after the Olimpics are over.

We have the power to do so many things if we just get together and put our minds to work.

King Richy, just loves it when all we do is whine and bitch about what is going on. He can't stand it when someone or a group actually gets together and provides information or ideas the can put a kink in his armor or his wallet.

I will use one of his favorate sayings! "Together we can". We can make this our own. CPD, Together we can!

With the CPD, CFD and all other city agencies united, he has lost the battle. His blood pressure will go through the Olimpic Stadium Roof.

One last thing, Mr. Mayor. Just so you don't embarrass all of us infront of the IOC and the World. Get a fucken hair cut, you look like a pissbum that just crawled out of a cardboard box on lower Wacked drive.

3/30/2009 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're giving the FOP shitheads quite a bit of credit here pal...

These assholes only wanted to be the ones calling the march because they were worried the people reading this blog were going to organize one WITHOUT their ass. They wanted to misdirect us AWAY from the IOC because they don't want the IOC observing us, per Daley wishes.

IMHO, don't trust the FOP jagoffs the intervene on your behalf to save you from shit, or be a witness on your behalf (which wouldn't mean shit anyway).

FINE... If you believe that, o.k. I am not going to dispute that with you one way or the other. The bottom line is that you show up and we have a good turnout.

Then we/you go to the next meeting and ask why we didn't picket in front of the IOC.

This is not the time to start bickering amongst ourselves as to where we are doing it. First lets just get together and start somewhere...

3/30/2009 03:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They will have provocateurs mixed with us to create a incident for the news media to make us look bad to the public.
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Ahhhh ... paranoia.

3/30/2009 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bet no suckholes from 35th St. will be there. "I Have 9 years on the job and have been at Hdqrs. working in a p---y unit for 7 yrs. I'm not going to risk my little job." Fuck you pussies. Go work the street for 20 years and then come back and bitch-you fucking scared ass morons! The male officers are worse than the females.

3/30/2009 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard from a couple different places that we are not to bring our guns...THIS IS NOT TRUE!!
I talked to Bella at FOP, and he said people are saying everything trying to stop us from going.
This is not a riot, it's a picketing!!
We can bring our guns (we ARE the police!)
Standard rules apply....You'll most likely be in civilian clothes, hence, YOUR GUN MUST BE CONCEALED.

3/30/2009 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone read steinberg's article today? what a prick!

3/30/2009 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How dare you opppose the mayor of shanksville ? He calls this "mean"
whats really mean is not giving workers with familys to support a decent increase ! Shortyshanks, you want mean, look in a mirror !

3/30/2009 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I voted on the trib site as ro whether or not there should be picketing at city hall, I wrote "Not enough police on patrol in the neighborhoods. No city streets, just the largest collection of potholes. Mayor getting another case of Feditis about his son and nephew using city pension funds as their personal pantry. Mayor should spend money on the city and forget about the Olympics. Chalkie can't find enough quarters to feed the meters." lets see if they get posted there

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

So, I have to leave my "LIFT THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT NOW" and "CITY WORKERS VOTE AGAINST DALEY" signs at home? Awww Damit!!!!! I'm still going to RALLY AGAINST THE MACHINE!

3/30/2009 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WEAR YOUR OLMYPIC CHALKIE SHIRTS!!!!

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

If you're going to be at work on 02 April 2009 and not going able to make it there at the City Hall, please do your part by NOT WRITING ANY TICKETS! Don't bring in anything at check off, answer your radio, write your report, and code your jobs. NO ACTIVITY!! One day of no activity will not hurt your bid spot or loose your car. Supervisor will undersatnd why we're doing it for ONE DAY...

3/30/2009 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UNION POLICE OFFICERS DESERVE BETTER PAY!! Just like N.Y.P.D.'s new contract. And lift the residency req.

3/30/2009 05:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"With the CPD, CFD and all other city agencies united, he has lost the battle."

What are you talking about? The other Unions have been locked into 5& 10 year contracts w/ major concessions.
The Cinderheads/Medics will throw you under the bus in a heartbeat. Don't EVER Forget that...

3/30/2009 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil steinburg should rot in he'll with
All the other alcoholic domestic batterers

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

I have NEVER,EVER seen people SO FOCUSED.Thurs is going to be a huge turnout.If you are on the fence and work 3rd watch and don't go you are a coward.People from 2nd watch DON'T NEED TO BE THERE,they have enough time but still will go.It's the people with under 10 yrs that we are marching for.

3/30/2009 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a medical procedure scheduled for april 2, but i have postponed it so that i can attend the march. I think it is extremely important to show our unity. Hope to see LOTS of us out there.

3/30/2009 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The LT's website posted this today.

The Chicago Police Lieutenants Association and the Chicago Police Captains Association, members of the Police Benevolent & Protective Association, and the bargaining unit for Lieutenants and Captains of the Chicago Police Department wish to offer their support to the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 in its informational picketing scheduled for Thursday, April 2, 2009.

Chicago’s strength has long been its work force. The city of big shoulders would never have been built had it not been for its organized work force. The men and woman of all police ranks are part of that work force. We understand the frustrations which generate the need for this informational picketing. We appreciate the sincerity of the members of the F.O.P. We also share the common goal of better serving the people and making Chicago a safer place to raise your family.

We encourage all citizens of this great city to respect this exercise in free speech.

All I can say is Thanks Lt.s and Capt.s for supporting us. Lets make this protest HUGE.

3/30/2009 07:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring your wife/girlfriend/husband/boyfriend!
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I have to bring them all???

3/30/2009 07:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

14 year old is welcomed to show up. he may really not want the job if he see's/hears what its really is all about.

3/30/2009 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You're giving the FOP shitheads quite a bit of credit here pal...

These assholes only wanted to be the ones calling the march because they were worried the people reading this blog were going to organize one WITHOUT their ass. They wanted to misdirect us AWAY from the IOC because they don't want the IOC observing us, per Daley wishes.

IMHO, don't trust the FOP jagoffs the intervene on your behalf to save you from shit, or be a witness on your behalf (which wouldn't mean shit anyway).

3/30/2009 06:16:00 AM
Amen Bro..the f.o.p runs the other way when they see mugsy daley

3/30/2009 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No offense to the other districts, but 009 was the greatest place to work back in the day, I hope it is still. I was lucky to work with a bunch of legends, at least they are legends to me. Some are still with us and some have moved on to various earthly and non-earthly locations. Let's do ourselves proud. If you can, be there for the next generation and show our strength on Thursday-02 APR 09.

****Still is the best place in the city to work, filled with the best people in the department, but unfortunately run by the Single BIGGEST PIECE OF SHIT in the City bar none! Gene that means you!****

3/30/2009 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC... The wife beating steinberg is at it again... Even makes a reference to you, but refers to you as "cheezedoffcop.com or whatever they call themselves"... Time for another civics lesson on how not to beat your wife in a drunken fit!!!

3/30/2009 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There were many escape clauses built into the ten year contracts that you may not know about.

The City or Union can re-open the contract at any time for an "emergency."

We've had several "emergencies" already due to budget shortfalls.
The agreements aren't as iron clad as they were in the past.

3/30/2009 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work midnites and for the last two morning between 0600 and 0700, wbbm has had plugs for Shortshanks. Sunday. wbbm said we were greedy and today we were out to disrupt the Olympics. The plugs say we are doing an informational picket but they are still one sided with no FOP opinion voiced. I haven't heard the plugs during any other times, just during the drive time slot. I wonder if some money or favors are being cashed in by shortshanks?

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

No matter what unit you are from IAD to the gun teams city wide - Lets not forget :

WE ARE ALL BLUE AT HEART

3/30/2009 08:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on,Funny how the fop is doing one march,and away from the IOC,and away fron the hotel where they are.Maybe the FOP made a deal with the KING.Saw them with kool aid in thier office.Looks like cooter is right.Somthing is going on.somthing smells.and Im right if we are going to do it right lets march to the hotel.But i bet the FOP wont,sign Cooter

3/30/2009 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please come sober and leave the booze at home. Shitshanks and the goofs are expecting us to act a fool. Lets be professional and make this work in our favor.

3/30/2009 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll Be There 100%.

Those that aren't working, not in court or can get a babysitter have NO excuse. If you don't show, then don't ever bitch about another single thing while you're still on the job.

3/30/2009 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK...since you wouldn't post the entire thing...here is a condensed version of why, I feel, we are trying to provide information to the public and to draw some support.

The following are actual headlines. I have short blurbs but it seems too long to publish here. If you want them you will have to ask SCC to publish as I tried once already. It's pretty good because some of the blurbs name names and say how. It's amazing that so much exists. Dates all the way back to when the mayor started. Here we go...

Daley defends naming kin to new city job paying $61,858
12/06/89

City pay-hike deal set // Plan calls for reforms and 43.8% raise to Daley, 37.5% to aldermen
04/10/91

Huels says he has votes to avoid pay raise hearing
04/11/91

Daley raps pay as low, defends plan to hike salary
04/12/91

Aldermen, Daley Get Huge Raises
04/16/95

Daley Puts Aldermen On Spot on Pay Raise
04/12/1995

Edgar OKs Pay Hikes For Daley, Aldermen
04/29/1995

Burke vote raises ethics, legal issues. (alderman Edward M. Burke's vote to create a tax increment financing district)
05/03/1997

Council near pay raise deadline // Plan for cost-of-living hikes floated
07/24/1998

Few aldermen making effort to refuse 13% pay raise

Aldermen like idea of pay raise
07/24/1998

Maybe a raise for aldermen isn't a bad idea But only if they let public see what they really make on top of $85,000 salary
04/24/2002

How do aldermen justify raise? In times like these, city has more pressing needs
10/26/2002

Council may phase in raises Slow hike to $98,000 could limit backlash
10/17/2002

In election's shadow, aldermen, mayor get raises
11/07/2002 (firefighters protested in city chambers)

Feds step up investigation of firm tied to Daley, mob City records involving Duff family subpoenaed
03/14/2003

Report: O'Hare contracts benefit John Daley.(News)
03/18/2003

Daleys tight-lipped on family business
03/18/2003

Mayor defends brothers' jobs Says earnings of John, Michael pose 'no conflict' with him
03/19/2003

Daley: I didn't know Duffs in truck program
07/23/2004

Mayor's brother handled insurance for 3 trucking firms in program Series: CLOUT ON WHEELS
02/30/2004

City drops salt pact with firm tied to Duff Kansas company faces ban for not disclosing it hired family business
01/13/2004

Former exec says he knew Duff ran 'minority' firm
02/02/2005

Six figures for aldermen? We raise objections
05/01/2006

Daley friend's blue bag deal Series: Chicago's First Family of Clout
05/24/2006

Barbara was part of failed casino plan
05/24/2006

Fred Barbara's $100 million deal Series: Chicago's First Family of Clout
May 2006

'I'm worth that money,' says alderman seeking raise: Council pay could be increased $5,000 a year, up to $118,125
05/25/2006 (There were better video clips of their reasoning's for their raises)

Witness: City aide told me to lie: Deputy commissioner says he got orders to deny hiring knowledge
06/13/2006

Chicago alderman proposes pay raise for council
June 2006

One thing aldermen won't ban: Their raises: Foie gras forbidden. Trans fat endangered. Car cell phones restricted.No debate as pay hike cleared by committee.
07/25/2006

Clout-heavy firm lands huge garbage deal: Allied Waste has ties to mayor's friend, HDO
08/16/2006

At church, friends raise funds for Sorich's legal bills: Mayor's brother, reputed mobster, alderman help out
08/22/2006

Daley defends fundraiser to pay Sorich's legal bills.
08/23/2006

Proposed budget has election year written all over it: Aldermen in Chicago cheer Daley proposal.
10/11/2006

Daley defends 4 despite roles in fraud.
11/29/2006

Mayor's Nephew Cashing In; Bob Vanecko wants to revive Chicago's struggling neighborhoods with $68 million in city-linked pension funds. He has his eye on areas near his uncle's proposed Olympic stadium.
09/23/2007

'Do you think I want to raise taxes?'; Property tax hike of $83.4 million OKd, but not before Daley blasts aldermen who voted 'no'
11/14/2007

Daley's son had secret deal; Mayor signed pacts, but spokeswoman says he didn't know his son was an owner of a sewer-inspection business that did city work
12/14/2007

Didn't know 'Duffs from Diffs'? In Chicago? Duh... He doesn't know "the Duffs from the Diffs"?
03/25/2008

Daley defends secrecy on deficit
08/01/2008

Mayor Daley on Thursday defended his unprecedented decision to keep aldermen -- and the taxpayers they represent -- in the dark about the city's massive budget deficit.
June/July 2008? not sure

Anyway...these would make great posters to remind people of those that "serve" "us".

PEOPLE WE FORGET TOO QUICKLY?

3/30/2009 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I stand behind you guys! I’m not a CPD but, most of my family and friends are. I saw someone’s comment in regards to the TIFF money. If you want to really know, ask the Alderthief”s Ray Colon and Billy Ocasio, they are just waiting for the ESTIMILOUS MONEY to hit Richi’s account (The City) so they can go on the rampage and spend MILLIONS of dollars on LOW INCOME HOUSING PROJECTS for all the fucking FREE LOADERS and WELFARE WOLFS can seat in their ass, and live the RICH and FAMOUS LIFE on a new CONDO with all the amenities paid for, including free cable- snow removal - free landscaping. .While you and I go to, trying to make a decent living so these SCUMBAGS get to enjoy it!

3/30/2009 09:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm burning 8 hours, so I will be there.

3/30/2009 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Blue Bus is Calling Us!!

-jim morrison

3/30/2009 09:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
009 always was good about rallying for a cause. i enjoyed my time there.
.......................
3/30/20009 is still in-bread. Try getting on tact team. Most political in city. Why was that place so popular in the 1980’s 1990’s. I can think of at least 10 better districts to work in.

3/30/2009 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, I wont wear my t-shirt that asks on the front, How often do Chicago Police Officers get screwed?, and the back says Daley.
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VERY CREATIVE. ID BUY THAT SHIRT

3/30/2009 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley said "No one will show". Well you are wrong, I talked to my fellow brothers and sisters in blue and we will be there!

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

LETS GET IT ON!!!

3/30/2009 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The family of the deposed 14 yr old police impersonator has made a request. They want their son to be allowed to march with us on the 2nd.

3/30/2009 08:00:00 AM


THE MORE THE MERRIER, LET ONE, LET ALL, WE NEEDED LOTS OF NUMBERS. LETS GET ALL ARE FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS.....

3/30/2009 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Olympcs is bigger than Mayor Daley"-RMD
Then its official. The Olympics is 5'3".

3/30/2009 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone PLEASE answer the question about being on ambulatory medical? I would really like to be able to attend if I am feeling well enough to. Do you think that this will just be asking to get jammed up for something?

3/30/2009 10:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the only issue raised is the lack of a contract, we will loose public support. A lot of people are out of jobs, a lot of people are laid off, a lot of people are happy just to have a job with no raise. We need some other issues - Lack of manpower which puts the Public at risk, lack of equip, unqualified leadership, np confidence in the Supt. It can't be all about money



THIS GUY SAID IT BEST, AND IF I GET ON THE AIR, THIS IS WHAT I'LL REPEAT. THANKS FROM THE GUY WITH 11 YEARS.

3/30/2009 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am the VIKING from 023, known by few,feared by many. I took 8hrs to march and I am not with FOP. Remember this march is like going on a job, there is STRENGTH IN NUMBERS. WE MUST SHOW UP IN FORCE.
The line has been drawn, do not back down the ball is in our court, stay sfe, I/F forever.

3/30/2009 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
As you people are picketing, remember this, Cozzi is going to jail, we have a fed in charge, a civilian complaint board, 5 or more unfounded, not sustained, and exonerated c.r.'s since 2000 are on a list given to a scum-bag lawyer, our pension is being robbed blind by the Daley crime family and excused by the F.O.P., health insurance gone after 2013 and T.R.R.'s now used against you.
And you people are marching for?
An offer of a 16% pay raise over 5 years by Daley taken off the table.
This picket/march seems foolish when there's so much more at stake, the contract is going to arbitration anyways. Who cares what Daley feels or thinks about us, we already know. Carrying a sign on Thursday outside city hall won't matter, Daley won't be there, nor will the Olympic committee.
Ask yourself this, where was the F.O.P. and their march when Cozzi was being indicted by the Feds?

3/30/2009 01:15:00 PM


WITH THIS TYPE OF THINKING, THATS WHY, WE ARE, WHERE WE ARE. YOU GOT TO START FIGHTING BACK FOR YOUR RIGHTS. HE IS ONLY A MAN, AND HE WILL NOT GET INTO OFFICE IF THIS KEEPS UP. THE TIDE IS TURNING IN OUR DIRECTION. LETS KEEP HOPLE A LIVE.

3/30/2009 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Can we legally use the homeless?

3/30/2009 03:11:00 PM


Hell, use arrestees, give them a chance to earn their release. Just please frisk them well.

3/30/2009 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck guys and stuff the Olympics up Daley's ass.

3/30/2009 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Park at DeVry Lot for Area Three. Permission asked for and received.

3/30/2009 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

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


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

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

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

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

3/30/2009 11:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was over at the academy tonight and the mobile strike force was working on crowd control and i think i overheard one of the exempt supervisors that was there say that "the use of unnecessary violence in the control of the crowd on thursday has been approved." So just a heads up to be careful on thursday. happy protesting!!

3/30/2009 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Woody Allen said...

Ninety percent of life is just showing up.

Thursday, 11 AM, City Hall

3/30/2009 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO THE LTS UNION: Thanks for standing with us on April 2nd.

As a P.O., I've always appreciated the boss who supported and respected the good cop. Among the best W.C.'s I ever worked for was Terry McCue. He was fair and supported his troops, but did what he had to do toward the pooches.

One day at roll call, after his ass was chewed out by the D.C. for not having enough parkers and movers he came in and said in a quiet voice, "If you see a mover, or parker and you think you should write it, then go ahead and write it. Otherwise," he then raised his voice to a yell, "Fuck the bosses! Fuck 35th & Michigan! You are policeman! We are not going to play their fucking games."

There are blue shirts who want to work and be the police and I for one feel it is easier to be the police when I know my WC is backing me.

Thanks for backing us. Afterall, we are in this together, because Shortshanks does not want to pay you anymore either.

3/30/2009 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Just want to thank the boss i work for. He is treating this like a "st jude" situation and everyone that shows up to the rally doesn't have to do either the spring or fall insp..., their choice."

Maybe he is someone smart enough to realize that he and we are all eating from the same plate. Whatever the city gives us, he gets, plus.

3/30/2009 11:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if J-Fed will be there with us. If your not with us, your against us.

3/30/2009 11:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a Lieutenant...I'm on days...and I'm Burning 8 to be there! Hopefully it will be warm enough to sport my Chalkie shirt. Everyone of us needs to call a brother or sister and get them out there. Midnights, child care whatever..there are no excuses. Plenty of time to sleep when your dead. Get a baby sitter. It Is What It Is...Be There!

3/30/2009 11:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone PLEASE answer the question about being on ambulatory medical? I would really like to be able to attend if I am feeling well enough to. Do you think that this will just be asking to get jammed up for something?

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if you're ambulatory medical, you're supposed to notify the District when you leave home for doctors visits, shopping and just about everything. that might preclude you from attending.

i might be wrong though

3/31/2009 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Can someone PLEASE answer the question about being on ambulatory medical? I would really like to be able to attend if I am feeling well enough to. Do you think that this will just be asking to get jammed up for something?

3/30/2009 10:48:00 PM
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If you're ambulatory you can go. Stationary people have to call in. It's up to you if you want to be filmed walking a picket line while on the medical depending on what you're off for. For example, I wouldn't go if you're off for a sprained ankle unless you plan on bringing crutches and hobbling for the whole time.

3/31/2009 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PEOPLE WE FORGET TOO QUICKLY?

3/30/2009 09:15:00 PM

Aldermen, Daley Get Huge Raises
04/16/95

Daley Puts Aldermen On Spot on Pay Raise
04/12/1995

DONT FORGET My personal favorite: Circa, ’95-’96 on the day the Bulls were in the NBA Championship, and the City was ready to RIOT, in the Sunday Sun-Times, there was an article “20 questions” this one was directed towards Mayor Daley. One person asked our beloved midget (NOT Verbatim) “How can you justify giving your Alderscum, City Council, and others in your office a 20% pay raise when you are giving your Police and Fire a 2.2% pay raise?”
The Mayors answer: “If they (Police and Fire) don’t like it, they can QUIT! I had 30,000 people take the Firemen’s test, so people want those jobs.”

I remember it well, about 3 hours after reading this article, my partner and I got rocks and beer bottles thrown at us somewhere on South Halsted. Thank God the Bulls suck!

3/31/2009 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ambulatory means just that you can attend if you are ambulatory you dont have to call district for shit, you can come and go as you please because you have kept the medical section up to date as to your condition. if someone from medical section can confirm please do, we need every body possiable. of course we dont want you if you are in stiches or anything your health comes first

3/31/2009 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:59:00 PM


Anonymous said...
Can someone PLEASE answer the question about being on ambulatory medical? I would really like to be able to attend if I am feeling well enough to. Do you think that this will just be asking to get jammed up for something?

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if you're ambulatory medical, you're supposed to notify the District when you leave home for doctors visits, shopping and just about everything. that might preclude you from attending.

i might be wrong though

3/31/2009 12:05:00 AM


WEAR A ZORRO MASK OR SOMETHING

3/31/2009 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"the use of unnecessary violence in the control of the crowd on thursday has been approved."

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Blues Brothers. I like it

3/31/2009 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I'm a Lieutenant...I'm on days...and I'm Burning 8 to be there! Hopefully it will be warm enough to sport my Chalkie shirt. Everyone of us needs to call a brother or sister and get them out there. Midnights, child care whatever..there are no excuses. Plenty of time to sleep when your dead. Get a baby sitter. It Is What It Is...Be There!

3/30/2009 11:59:00 PM

Great a boss who supports us,I know our Lt is to scared to go, being she is only working a 16 hour week she has no time,but has a new avaition toyota given to her!

3/31/2009 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I was over at the academy tonight and the mobile strike force was working on crowd control and i think i overheard one of the exempt supervisors that was there say that "the use of unnecessary violence in the control of the crowd on thursday has been approved.""

Please post the exemp's name so he/she can be part of the lawsuit. Don't protect people taking away your constitutional rights.

3/31/2009 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can the suburban PD participate as well? We'd love to come and support our brothers and sisters.

3/31/2009 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Can someone PLEASE answer the question about being on ambulatory medical? I would really like to be able to attend if I am feeling well enough to. Do you think that this will just be asking to get jammed up for something?

--you can leave the house while on ambulatory.
It's when you are stationary that you have to call every time you leave the house.

3/31/2009 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not a picket against the Olympics. It is to get Daley's attention. It just coincides with the Olympic Committee visit.

Don't spread the message that we are against the Olypics. Let Daley take the heat for his incompetent management and not put up any good faith money.

3/31/2009 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know this is short notice, but what about our FOP brothers in the burbs. There's several lodges around Chicago. Anyone think of sending an invite to them? Their lodges usually follow our decisions pretty close. So it's in teir best interest to help. Just a thought.

3/31/2009 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Ro said...

A couple of disabled officers in wheel chairs are trying to attend. Who will give them a hard time? NO ONE!!! If I didn't have a Volkswagen, I would put them in my car..

3/31/2009 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
11:59:00 PM


Anonymous said...
Can someone PLEASE answer the question about being on ambulatory medical? I would really like to be able to attend if I am feeling well enough to. Do you think that this will just be asking to get jammed up for something?

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Ambulatory means you can go out without notifying the district. Stationary means you have to notify whenever you leave your home. Call FOP at 312-733-7776, for confirmation.

3/31/2009 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People should wear shirts saying:

"lift residency for city employess".

"you're police deserve better pay"

"hire more cops" we're already 2,000 short and will be an anticipated 900 more short by the end of 2009"

"enough of the fualty and outdated equipment"

everybody gets a decent raise in the city but the police. out of all the city jobs, who lays their lives on the line each and everyday, remind me - i forgot - THE POLICE !!!!!!!!!
etc etc etc.

Chicago does not want the Olympics. Only Daley does cause he wants to end his career with a bang. Knowing full well the Olympics will leave this city in ruins with crime and debt, we're talking 3/4 of a billion in debt if not more.

FOP, take an informal poll with all the members that show up for the march. Ask them if they want the olympics here or not. I'll lay my paycheck on the answer will be NO, more than 95%.

3/31/2009 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mc Cue? The same mcCue who worked the Southside only for a while in the late 60's when the 008 District was a retirement home, then ran North and got Clouted in? ? Yeah, right..

3/31/2009 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no Picketing Rule or Laws against bringing your own signs, [I'm bringing my own], but please keep it tasteful and to the point. It would be stupid [FOP] for all the signs handed out by FLOP to say basically the same thing anyway, but they, FLOP, being Shakey as Hell, probably wish they could have just some watered down, POLICE DESERVE A FAIR CONTRACT signs, everywhere. Sorry Charlie, ain't happenin, I'm callin attention to SHORTSHANKS and his blatent discrimination to CPD as far as raises go to us, and to his pets, the ALDER-GOOFS and the TEACHERS. [you know, the ones who give us the dumbest public school kids in the USA, year after year,thanks to their great teaching abilities.]

3/31/2009 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC why don't you use your head and remove the 5:49am, juvenile comment, we DON"T NEED this stuff. Many have commented about using restraint, courtesy, acting profession, which can't be stressed enough, and you don't post that. Remember, some of our officers really ARE quite Juvenile.

3/31/2009 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't want to hear ANYONE whining about the possibility of rain Thursday. If you never got wet on this job, you're either the biggest dog or a liar about being a copper.
Don't let a little rain give that midget fuck the chance to say "I told you so"! BRING RAIN GEAR!

3/31/2009 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC why don't you use your head and remove the 5:49am, juvenile comment, we DON"T NEED this stuff. Many have commented about using restraint, courtesy, acting profession, which can't be stressed enough, and you don't post that. Remember, some of our officers really ARE quite Juvenile.

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The 5:49 AM comment is referring to the outrageous story about an exempt authorizing force in the 11:12 PM comment the previous day.

Why don't you use your eyes and try to read what came before? Grow up and learn to quote movies idiot.

3/31/2009 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everybody better show up! This affects all of us. Don't puss out bitches. Be there or accept your fate with a smile. You take away our chances if you let Daley win.

3/31/2009 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can the suburban PD participate as well? We'd love to come and support our brothers and sisters.

PLEASE COME!! we will welcome you. I have a friend who is ISP and says a lot of state police are coming. United BLUE!!!

3/31/2009 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mc Cue? May he rest in Peace. However he only took care of his pets. The current 2nd watch capt continues to take care of them. "randy" huffs and puffs and makes his "time due" decisions on productivity but yet, lets McCue’s people do nothing under his nose. Give it a rest Mc Cue was among the best, but unless you were part of his inner circle, forget it. The mark of a true leader is someone who treats you fairly regardless of his feelings towards you personally. How many people did McCue “banish” from his office because they failed in doing HIM (or his family) a personal favor?

3/31/2009 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

once you are ambulatory you can leave the house with out caLLING CAN EVEN GO ON VACTION AS LONG AS YOUR BACK FOR YOUR NEXT MEDICAL SECTION APPIONTMENT

3/31/2009 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blagojevich indictment might come down on Thursday.
If so it will dominate the news.

3/31/2009 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NATIONAL AND STATE FOP SUPPORT 03/31/09

National FOP President Chuck Canterbury and State FOP President Ted Street will join Lodge #7 on Thursday, April 2, 2009 to support their brothers and sisters with a show of fraternalism. This is exactly what the FOP is all about. Please come out and show your support for them.

3/31/2009 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
once you are ambulatory you can leave the house with out caLLING CAN EVEN GO ON VACTION AS LONG AS YOUR BACK FOR YOUR NEXT MEDICAL SECTION APPIONTMENT

3/31/2009 09:13:00 PM

Not accurate. If you are on medical leave, you cannot leave town without writing a to/from. Been there.

3/31/2009 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This informational gathering is probably the most important action any of US can do to secure a decent salary compensation for OUR future, whether you are a blue shirt or white shirt of various rank. WE MUST SHOW UP IN FORCE, UNITED, AND UNMOVABLE with our reasonable demands for an adequate wage and compensation for what we are called upon to do by virtue of our oath of office. WE ARE ABOVE THE POLITICIANS, WE ARE PROFESSIONALS, WE KEEP THE SAVAGES AT THE GATE!!!!!

ON Thursday 02April2009 come down with your fellow officers, family, lovedones and demand that CHICAGO POLICE OFFICERS BE TREATED LIKE 1ST CLASS CITIZENS!!!

I came on the job as a police officer and I will leave as a police officer.

Sgt. Lou Danielson #1406
023 District

3/31/2009 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone that doesn't show up better have a damn good reason.

Attention cowards: This is the time to stand up and make some fucking noise.

4/01/2009 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
once you are ambulatory you can leave the house with out caLLING CAN EVEN GO ON VACTION AS LONG AS YOUR BACK FOR YOUR NEXT MEDICAL SECTION APPIONTMENT

3/31/2009 09:13:00 PM

Not accurate. If you are on medical leave, you cannot leave town without writing a to/from. Been there.

3/31/2009 11:13:00 PM

.............DOG if you can leave town you can work the desk

4/01/2009 04:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
once you are ambulatory you can leave the house with out caLLING CAN EVEN GO ON VACTION AS LONG AS YOUR BACK FOR YOUR NEXT MEDICAL SECTION APPIONTMENT

3/31/2009 09:13:00 PM

Not accurate. If you are on medical leave, you cannot leave town without writing a to/from. Been there.

3/31/2009 11:13:00 PM

.............DOG if you can leave town you can work the desk

4/01/2009 04:52:00 AM


Work the desk? that would mean some suckhole loses their coveted desk spot for the day. they would probably go crying to the boss.

4/01/2009 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This just in Troops ... a VERY reliable source has informed me that ALL of the CTA parking lots are going to be checked after 0800hrs for ALL cars - i.e. City stickers, plate registrations, tinted windows, license plate covers, etc. If you car has any of these - leave it at home. Don't give anyone reason to make any $$ for that greasy-haired mumbling motherfucker - let's have a GREAT PROFESSIONAL rally!

4/01/2009 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ro said...
A couple of disabled officers in wheel chairs are trying to attend. Who will give them a hard time? NO ONE!!! If I didn't have a Volkswagen, I would put them in my car..

3/31/2009 10:53:00 AM
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Rent a van..........

4/01/2009 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is my fear -
Does anyone recall when Lec Walensa(sp) visited Chicago in 1988, we picketed the Conrad Hilton in the park directly across the street.
What did Daley do? He brought the heroic union organizer from Poland through the back alley and into the back door. Never even saw us. Dont think for one second that isn't what da mare will do this time, also.
But I'll be there!

4/01/2009 10:49:00 AM  

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