Saturday, March 28, 2009

Put Up or Shut Up

Quite possibly the most important event that will happen in many of our careers:
  • The Lodge has been backed into a corner and will participate in informational picketing on Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 11:00 am.

    The First Amendment to the United States Constitution assures all citizens the free exercise of the freedom of speech, assembly, and the right to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Persons on the public way have a right to express their views and beliefs orally or through the use of signs. These protections apply to our members exercise of their First Amendment Rights as long as they act in a law abiding manner.

While we aren't completely happy with the timing and the admission by the FOP President that the Olympic Committee won't be around to observe and enjoy the festivities, it's what we have at the moment and the moment must be seized.

Go to the link. Print out the attached flyer. If you're off, show up. If you're out of court, swing by, especially anyone with a 9am call at Traffic Court - you're already downtown. If you can get time, burn the day.

Anything less than full buses will rightly be seen as a failure.

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219 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

your as usual SCC 100+% coorect! If we have a small showing,such as the union meetings we will be laughed at! Email the flyer to other unions and ask if they could send some support. Other city unions and the Teamsters anyone who could help our cause! When the teachers are on strike or have any problems 10,000+ show up! SUPPORT YOUR POLICE CITIZENS OR EXPECT A VERY BLOODY SUMMER!

3/28/2009 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alderman Beale wants to stop our Uniform
Allowance and Duty Availability pay




...AND Duty Availability?? Jeeez.

3/28/2009 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous John E. Vegas said...

The over under will now be set at 400 SCC because you did a thread about it.



I'd STILL take the under.


Wish more coppers would walk the walk once in a while. And by the way, John E. Vegas WILL be there.

3/28/2009 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous JS 022 said...

SCC PLEASE keep a post at the top until Thursday!!! We need all the help we can get we need a huge turnout and we need your help!!! Lets keep it going! Lets go guys!!! GET OUT THERE AND EXERCISE YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH YOUR RIGHT TO ASSEMBLE!!! STAY STRONG AND LETS GET OUT THERE!!!

JS 022

3/28/2009 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is great!!! I will be there for sure. Please, everyone who can needs to come out. If we end up with only a few officers then the city will know for sure that we cannot stand together and they can do whatever they like to us. Let's show some unity!

3/28/2009 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey what the F&^%$. The marine unit test was cancelled, I tried to log in and it's gone. I Just found out that the mayor put the brakes on all the promotional testing to F*&% with the P.O's over the picketing

3/28/2009 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least 20 of us are coming from 24 tact

3/28/2009 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get the CFD involved & have a massive turnout. Time to join forces.

3/28/2009 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I"ll stop by for an hour then head back to work.

5 feet

3/28/2009 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been waiting several years to get "on". Let me know when and where and I will be there. I just want to know when to use my sick days from my current employer.

-Much love for the cpd

3/28/2009 02:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless SCC and the CPD.

3/28/2009 02:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

time to man the battle stations-- the general talk around the station was that many guys are planning to go. some guys were talking about hopping one of the buses while others were talking about taking the train in. either way, come out and let your voice be heard.

3/28/2009 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off topic-- captain on third watch in 017 got dumped today to midnites in 024. capt tl was one of the best bosses i have worked for and you people in 024 should be counting your lucky stars you got him.

3/28/2009 03:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC:

During the next 6 days you should put up a banner at the top of the blog reminding everyone how many days/hours/minutes until the picket.

. . . Just a thought..

3/28/2009 03:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

must show or we'll be embarassed. this is our job / future. if they see a weakness in our ranks they will exploit it. see you there.

3/28/2009 03:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll be there.

3/28/2009 04:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are so 100% right on with this. WE HAVE TO SHOW UP IN HUGE NUMBERS. NO EXCUSES! Get a sitter, bring the kids, take the day off, come straight from court or cancel the sidejob for the day.It could be the MOST IMPORTANT DAY OF YOUR CAREER

3/28/2009 05:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm in and fuck Daley and is Olympics!

I hope it goes to "Rio" a much sexier pick for sure over Shitcago!

3/28/2009 05:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the city says we wont show up, Daley says "it doesnt bother him." Show up in numbers like they have never seen before and lets be sure it DOES bother his fatass. Weis decided he was too busy to show up to the superintendants award ceremony? FUCK HIM TOO! Its time to stand up or else stop bitching on here!!!!!!!!

3/28/2009 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A couple of things concerning Thursday’s informational picketing for what they’re worth. I was assigned in 001 for several years and have been assigned to well over 100 of these types of actions so I know a few things about them but it’s ultimately up to you.

First, if you’re not going to make it, no more posts about “hey my brothers and sisters in blue I can’t make it because…but I’m with you in spirit”. Either you’re with us or against us, PERIOD! I know some people have to work that day, including those that will be assigned to the event, but you have nothing to say about the event unless you’re going to be there.

Second, no guns, don’t get jammed up over this. I can’t fathom anyone actually getting pinched but it could lead to a C.R., why give the department any ammo. It is against the law to have a gun at any picket line. I don’t have the statute handy but you can find it.

Third, it is not us against the people assigned to the event so don’t get caught up in the moment and fault the officers and supervisors that are assigned to it, even those you can’t stand. Also, there could be counter-demonstrators that will try to disrupt the event. They are the responsibility of the people assigned to the event, don’t get trapped into any type of discussion, debate, etc… it will be taped by them and it will be edited in a manner that makes you look like a buffoon.

Fourth, common sense here, there will be cameras everywhere and I’m sure even in use by the department and/or other city and government agencies. Don’t do or say anything that will distract from the true meaning of this event. The city utilizes cameras at almost all demonstrations now and to not use them here would open the door for huge legal ramifications.

There will bee all kinds of rumors between now and Thursday and attempts to divide us, don’t let it happen. I haven’t heard anything from any of the PBPA units yet, but I hope they get on board. I am a member of one of them and will be there whether or not they officially sanction this action.

I can’t wait to see the turnout, those that were there in 2000 should remember what a great turnout we had then, enough to circle the hall. Bring friends and family, the more the merrier. Anything small in numbers and we may as well grab our ankles.

P.S. Circle April 15th on your calendar for the Chicago Tea Party.

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

This is our chance. You guys that come here and bitch and moan while hiding behind a keyboard, now's the time to come out of the closet and do something. There should be THOUSANDS od Officers at this. And it shouldn't stop at City Hall. We should have buses on standby following the IOC wherever they go. Day and night. FOP, don't let this be a one hour picket line. Schedule times and locations for Officers to picket from 0800-2200. Let the IOC and the world see how daley treats the cities employees. Let them know that if they chose Chicago and Daley doesn't start negotiating fairly, that the Police will not be there when the time comes. We should have informational picketing at the hotels where the IOC will be staying, at City Hall, at the various locations that they will be inspecting. We should become their shadows. FOP, Officers, this is our chance. Don't fuck it up!

3/28/2009 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need a 1,000 coppers there for it to be deemed sucessful.

3/28/2009 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"OH HAPPY DAY" It is being reported that crime boss Daley's son and Daley crime family Capo, Vanecko, have retained criminal lawyers in the probe of their various cith contracts and questionable pension fund "dealings."

3/28/2009 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm making a banner this weekend and my family will hold it.

3/28/2009 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And how about trying to find out the time schedule of when the IOC will be down at the village site, which they WILL be going to, and putting on the REAL march there?

3/28/2009 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Snappers Scallon said...

How many folks here were denied time due for Thursday?

3/28/2009 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has the FOP approached the PBPA to also participate in the Informational Picketing?
I'm not a patrolman, but I think that the Sgts. and Lts. Unions should get in on this too (Capts, even though they have a union, are "exempt," and likely wouldn't participate).

3/28/2009 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need to call out to our brothers in C.F.D.PLEASE,PLEASE help us ,our contracts are intertwined,it's a SHAME F.O.P. hasn't been more aggresive in soliciting SOLIDARITY AMONGST people with a common enemy, aka: DALEY.

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

The idea of dying the river RED to symolize the bloodshead on CHICAGO'S streets is brilliant.The site of over 500 crosses on the river banks will leave a LASTING IMPRESSION on the Olympic Commitee.

3/28/2009 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make sure this week that you exercise COMPASSION TO THE MENTALLY ILL/ HOMELESS.Citywide since our BEST MEDICAL FACILITIES and PACIFIC GARDEN MISSION are in the downtown area please take care in transporting ALL HOMELESS or PYSCH EVALS to 1/18 starting on TUES-SAT.Show the OLYMPIC COMITTEE the CPD cares.Maybe the sight of HOMELESS EVERYWHERE will leave a LASTING IMPRESSION.

3/28/2009 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm calling it now: 50 officers, tops.

3/28/2009 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Start the head count, I'm in!

3/28/2009 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous jjthulis ret said...

we picketed city hall for collective bargaining for sergeants when Washington was mayor....we filled city council chambers despite attempt by street deputy and dc of 001 yo make us inventory our weapons(we demanded receipts and safe storage of weapons and they backed off)..some sgts who had to work asked family members to show up as well as retirees.great media coverage.
this truly is time to show up or shut up
go get em

3/28/2009 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well this is what we've been insisting upon, so now lets back up all of the tough talk with a little action. I'm scheduled to work but have put in for time due so I can participate. I cannot continue to complain about the Supt, the crook, Mayor Daley, or the F O P, and then not take the time to show up for such an important event at such a critical time. We are paying more for benefits and getting less in return. Our pension funds have tanked, and they are threatening to overhaul or switch to a two-tier pension. Officers are at risk due to manpower shortages, and despite what were being told/sold, clout still rules the chicago police department. In fact Daley has already placed his civilians puppets in place so he can control a department he knows nothing about, its working great so far don't you think? O'keefe, Ladner, Masters, these people don't have a clue, paper pushers running a quasi Military organization. I am sick of the corruption in this city, this county, this state. I am sick of the Democratic Machine, Pay to Play, and the blatant disregard by the Inspector General, Patrick Fitzgerald, and all those charged with overseeing this mess. Everyone gets a piece of the pie to keep them quite, Jessie, the reverend, Hispanic Democratic Org., the Alderman, everyone. I dont want a piece of the pie, I want what is fair, I want what was promised to me when I came on the job. I dont want to join their elite club, I want a fair contract with a reasonable cost of living increase not offset by benefit cost increases. I dont want to be meritoriously promoted into the upper eschelon of kiss asses, I just want an equal opportunity to move up in salary to care for my family and our needs. I'm sorry, I could go on and on but I will spare you the rest. All this to say I will be there April 2nd, walking beside my co-workers who are not afraid to stand up for what is right.

3/28/2009 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic:
Chicago Police officers denied their requests to take compensatory time off could be in line for damages at a time when the city is strapped for cash, thanks to a federal appeals court ruling this week.

3/28/2009 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you can show up and you don't you are a worthless piece of shit. I will be there in full force to voice my constitutional rights against the mayor who should be in jail because he is a criminal!

3/28/2009 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to do it more than once. What union pickets once? We need to do this once a week if need be at specific events that hurt shortbread. Once is weak, surprise them all the time with signs and loud police humor!

3/28/2009 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have called the FOP and Donahue out on not doing enough, so I will be there I would love to see a huge presence.

3/28/2009 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

I got to say, even if your not 100% with this, it's all most a must. If you have a friend, bring them. A hand full of coppers would make all us look weak, regardless of whether you totally agree, at least solidarity is something to be taken seriously.
I guess I look at it this way, when the shit hits the fan, troops lineup and the crowd sees maybe 20 officers in line, what do you think?
But the crowd sees 150 plus...?? Looks like they mean business.
Get a several hundred and the “holy shit” crowds starts and even Ray Charles can see we mean business…

3/28/2009 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the FLOP is doing this quietly.They need to make more noise about getting the word out for everyone to hear.
HAVE SOME MORE BALLS FOP!
AND ITS TIME FOR US TO SHOW OURS!

3/28/2009 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you don't go, then don't complain about anything after next week. We need as many people to show up as possible. No matter what asshole Daley says, this will piss him off.

3/28/2009 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just like the scum times said, the union doesn't want to piss daley ..which says the f.o.p. leadership doesn't have any balls.
Big deal walk around city hall for an 2 hours
Might as well shine daley's shoes

3/28/2009 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For once all the whining and crying should be put in the public view. We are unhappy. We are at the lowest point in morale. If we can't make a showing of at least 1000-2000 coppers out there, then it is time for all to quit bitching and just bend over. We have the one chance to show how we feel. Don't rely on someone else to do it. I have heard numerous coppers taking time to be there. I hope everyone who wanted the FOP to organize this, which they did, to be out there. Let's show the city and media we are truly pissed off. It is only an hour and a half. Not all day. Just enough time to make a strong showing and make a major statement to the mayor and J-fed. J-Fed and Daley played down the no confidence vote. Let's show them something they can't play down in the press. For once let's show how fed up we are. Let's have a massive show of force. Every bus should be filled to the max. Maybe even the need for extra transportation. This is our shot, let's not blow it. If you don't show, then quit the whining. This is a major event to show we are one. Let's make a show like one never done before.

3/28/2009 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are our friends and families allowed to participate? If you are injured and/or can't walk the rounds, I heard you can still participate, no excuses!

3/28/2009 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"LET'S ROLL!"

3/28/2009 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Alderman Beale wants to stop our Uniform
Allowance and Duty Availability pay




...AND Duty Availability?? Jeeez.

3/28/2009 12:40:00 AM

Oh yes ald. beale the punk kid who wants private security to write tickets in his shit ward! How much will dumbass get in backdoor envelopes? Fuck him another 1 of the 50 who need to retire and NOW!

3/28/2009 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Second, no guns, don’t get jammed up over this. I can’t fathom anyone actually getting pinched but it could lead to a C.R., why give the department any ammo. It is against the law to have a gun at any picket line. I don’t have the statute handy but you can find it.
*****************************
Wrong! No such law.

3/28/2009 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous The Ninth Ward said...

Anonymous said...
Alderman Beale wants to stop our Uniform
Allowance and Duty Availability pay
3/28/2009 12:40:00 AM
Hey Beale, there's a underground movement by PO's and others that live in your ward to dump your silly ass and support your nemesis Harold Noonie WARD,
That's right bitch, the GD that almost stumped your ass in the ground during the last aldermanic election-And he's got Kanye West and Common to bankroll him and get the street vote out...
what do you got, outside of your nose up Meeks putrid slimy ass...
it sickens them to do that but that'll be replacing one thug for another
And fuck your security farce, tell them to put front plates on their cars...or else

3/28/2009 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"SUPPORT YOUR POLICE CITIZENS OR EXPECT A VERY BLOODY SUMMER!"

Stop putting out crap like this- it sounds like a threatening job action. Picket-protest-chant-whatever- but endangering the lives of citizens or other police officers is wrong!

3/28/2009 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not picketing.

I am not asking for citizens' support in my labor struggles. The people who live in this city don't give a rat's ass about your life let alone your pay. It's embarrassing to publicly ask the people in this city to support us when we all know they don't and never will.

If I could strike I would, but I can't, so just send this contract to arbitration. I support the FOP. Up to now I've been satisified with the contracts they have obtained.

I used to think this job was something more than a job, but it isn't. It's just a job. I go, I do whatever I have to at the time, and then I go home. I used to do a little extra, maybe a little more than I should have, but I don't anymore.

I'll either finish my 20 and leave or flat out quit if I get a better offer somewhere else.

Picket all you want. Mayor Daley, the aldermen, and the citizens will NEVER support you and I really don't care if they ever do. It's humiliating to even ask after all they have all done to ruin this department.

3/28/2009 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

u must have had a shitty career.

3/28/2009 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The idea of dying the river RED to symolize the bloodshead on CHICAGO'S streets is brilliant.The site of over 500 crosses on the river banks will leave a LASTING IMPRESSION on the Olympic Commitee.

Or better yet how about 500 honor student caps with tassles blowing in the wind. CEO Huberman can give the eulogies.

3/28/2009 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the FOP can print up some flyers to be handed out to passing citizens about the recent news storys of the Mayors nephew stealing from the police pension fund, or the city losing the comp time ruling but ignoring the judges orders, a paragraph to remind everyone every city union but the police has recieved a contract with good raises, a lttle mention of the alderman voting themselves and their staffs nice raises, the news storys about how Mayor Daley broke the law in hiring JFRAUD (he was not one of the 3 fialist chosen by the police board as the law requires) a copy of the ethics ordinance and that mayor Daley ignores it and does not list all the gifts he is given or the free air travel he recieves. Maybe a quick mention of how merit promotions are made and that the city refuses to define what merit is. Maybe a few examples of merit Ald carothers brother's two merit promotions come to mind. Inform the citizens of Chicago and we will get some to join our cause, (some will hate us no matter what forget abut them and ignore them)

3/28/2009 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would suggest that as many as possible show up wearing "Chalky" T-shirts & caps.

3/28/2009 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring your family & friends to show support.

3/28/2009 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a sergeant and I'll be there! Just a word to the wise. If you plan on taking one of the buses downtown, make sure everything on your personal vehicle is up to snuff.

You can bet your kid's life on it that inspectors will be out at all the pickup locations, checking every single car.

See you Thursday!

LET'S ROCK!

3/28/2009 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'll be there.

3/28/2009 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to agree with the over-under at around 400. It's sad but true. I work in 012 and unfortunately it didnt seem like alot of the officers from there seemed interested in going. I cant say it suprised me because its a nonworking district. The sentiment around the station seems to be that the picketing is a waste of time and will accomplish nothing. I hope that I'm wrong and thousands of officers show up but I have a bad feeling that the turnout will be small.
I attended the last info. picketing at city hall. There were maybe 200 officers there. It was a sad showing by the cpd. I did not go on the trip to Iowa for the Mette hearing but I did attend his benefit at the FOP and I'm sad to say that was a poorly attended event as well. Its unfortunate but when it comes to Cpd were more bark than bite.

3/28/2009 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO EXCUSES. IT'S TIME TO PUT UP OR SHUT UP.

3/28/2009 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work on 3rd watch in 011. We have a lot of younger p/os on the watch and I hope they understand how important it is to be there on the 2nd. I hope all of the young p/os city wide understand as well. This is your future boys and girls. Think of your spouse, your kids, your home etc. Even if you don't have much time on the job, don't be intimidated to show up. This is important to all of us. Even if none of your buddies are going, be a leader and show up. See you there!

3/28/2009 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wasnt going to go to the picketing because I had a lot on my schedule but 1st Deputy/Asst Supt? JIMMY JACKSON came to my roll call and threatened all of us about going to the protest. I was so turned off by his empty threats that I have cleared my whole schedule for the day and I WILL DEFINITELY BE IN ATTENDENCE ON APRIL 2nd.

JPUD and his band of exempt, 1/2 civilian nitwits are really scared about this protest. I think if we show our numbers it will be the final blow and maybe we will get the contract we deserve.

3/28/2009 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tact sgts and Lt's should demand that all their people show up to this. I am with my people.

3/28/2009 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to those going, from those who can't (work, etc.), good luck and godspeed. You are representing all of us....

3/28/2009 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been waiting several years to get "on". Let me know when and where and I will be there. I just want to know when to use my sick days from my current employer.

-Much love for the cpd

Ditto. I've got a few others guys coming with as well.

3/28/2009 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unit Rep in 019 got a CR# for sending info on the picketing around via PDT. Be careful what you put in those PDT's. I guess someone didn't like union info going over the PDT's.

3/28/2009 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get the CFD involved & have a massive turnout. Time to join forces.

3/28/2009 01:25:00 AM

CFD shuld be there. After all, what good is a "Me too" clause if you arnt going to help!

3/28/2009 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC please keep this at the top of your posts everyday until THURSDAY!!! Lets get the other unions involved too. Get the firemen as well, daley fucks with them too. If we all join together Daley may have to reconsider some things. This is our chance to make the biggest labor statement this department has ever seen!! And remembe rthe advice from the copper in 001 no guns on a picket line. I can see bosses ordering arrests per dick daley. BE PROFESSIONAL. Lets show our power in record numbers

3/28/2009 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT

You will not believe this.

75 Full duty coppers were detailed as youth soccer coaches today. Nothing is in print about it.

Now you know where the bodies are. No time due for you.

3/28/2009 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we have been told that the mayor wants NO BUMS BEGGING FOR CHANGE while the olympic committee is in town. He wants zero tolerance. I will do my part to be sure not ONE bumb is arrested. I am NOT making the mayor look good. Not to mention this should be considered extremely disrespectful to our citizens LIVING here. He doesnt care about you any other week, only when he is showing off to the olympic committee! WAKE UP CHICAGO and MARCH WITH US

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

1009am I guess u have a better idea? Then YOU do something shitbag!!!!!!!!!

3/28/2009 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be there with my wife and family. Please bring yours to add to the head count.

3/28/2009 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY
ALL YOU WHO ARE RETIRED NEED TO SHOW UP TO HELP TOO! YOU GET TO VOTE SO JOIN THE CAUSE!


FOR THE FIRST TIME LETS SHOW THE MAYOR THAT WE CAN STAND TOGETHER

GIVE THEM HELL

3/28/2009 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous KEN said...

If we do not make a show than all the people Complaining on SCC should accept whatever the city gives us because your all mouth and no action. Remember this our contract, this money supports our families, don't let Daley and the aldermen win

3/28/2009 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are we allowed to where our uniform? Or are we supposed to stay in street clothes?

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

Someone should post rules on what to do and not to do or what is allowed or not allowed as officers at this event.

3/28/2009 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A massive turnout is needed.

Also it needs to remain peaceful. In the 90's the NYPD protested a few times before Rudy G became Mayor and there were near riots with off duty guys fighting with on duty guys. I think some alcohol was involved.

Remember this isn't the SSIrish Parade. Show up,keep it clean, go home or back to work.

This will drive Daley nutz. Maybe hold out up some massive subpoenas with the name of his son and nephew on them.

He might get so pissed he tries to privatize the department. Give a no bid contract to some mobbed up friend of his from the old neighborhood.

3/28/2009 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WE NEED A MASSIVE TURNOUT!!


SHOW UP OR NEVER EVER COMPLAIN ON THIS BLOG AGAIN ABOUT THE CONTRACT OR LACK THEREOF.

NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL TO SHOW UP, STAND UP AND BE COUNTED.

BE THERE, 2 APRIL, 2009.

3/28/2009 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to see Mrs. Strouse, the mother of the late Officer Brian Timothy Strouse, be given a position of honor among us in this, our latest struggle for a fair contract. She had the unimaginable strength to confront Daley face to face at her son’s funeral in 2001 about the lack of a contract the last time.

I wish she could come and I would be honored if she did.

Can someone who knows her or the family reach out and see if this is possible?

3/28/2009 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey what the F&^%$. The marine unit test was cancelled, I tried to log in and it's gone. I Just found out that the mayor put the brakes on all the promotional testing to F*&% with the P.O's over the picketing

3/28/2009 01:08:00 AM
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You might want to check the order, the marine unit test eligibility closed on 11 March 09 at 2359 hours. Sorry, you literally missed the boat on this one.

3/28/2009 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

less than 50 coppers will be there and we will be the laughing stock! Hell, even Meeks and his worthless "parishoners" got several hundred to walk around new trier HS! Anything less than 1000-2000 will be a humiliation!! I hope I am wrong, but recent history (i.e., mette bus) says I will not be!

3/28/2009 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey what the F&^%$. The marine unit test was cancelled, I tried to log in and it's gone. I Just found out that the mayor put the brakes on all the promotional testing to F*&% with the P.O's over the picketing


-----------------------------------


The K9 test is on hold now too !

3/28/2009 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just talked to a couple guys in my unit who are in dog 7 and they said we are not going we are busy! No court just bullshit! how about this assholes if your off and don't want to go,then man up and do not accept anything this protest develops how about it? everyone yells about fop now they did something and if we show up in small numbers we all look like idiots!

3/28/2009 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We also need support from all brothers and sisters, regardless of race or gender. We MUST Show the City that Works, [for every Union but ours] that we are MAD as HELL, and NOT GOING to TAKE it ANYMORE.....

3/28/2009 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In my unit, we have a sign up sheet for those who say they will be at the picket. As of yesterday, Friday, five names out of sixty are on the list. I realize that some people are scared to be on a list, but still it's very sad. Hopefully, I can report better numbers as we get closer to Thursday.

3/28/2009 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please, not profanity, vulgarity on picket signs, keep it profesional. Call attention to the discrimination of CPD officers regarding fair and Timely Contracts, City Hall Corruption gone UNCHECKED, and the Daley Crime Cabal not beiong able to explain why so many tax dollars are unaccounted for, when Police Officers are not being hired at a rate even close to make up for the attrition rate of the Department.

3/28/2009 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is past time for a Vote of NO CONFIDENCE in FOP President Mark Donohue. He is obviously in bed with the Daley's, and does NOT represent the rank-and-file officers of the CPD to the best of his abilities. It is outrageous that the picketing will take place at a time other than when the U.S. Olympic Committee is here, for MAXIMUM effect to occur. This guy is full of crap up to his eyeballs, and is obviously jockying for a sweet job via Daley, when he retires. I request at this time, that a Vote by Lodge 7 members be tallied for a NO CONFIDENCE VOTE against President Mark Donohue, who is as phony as a 3 dollar bill.

3/28/2009 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hopefully at least 1000 show up...more would be great

3/28/2009 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there's plenty of coppers that are RDO or starting furlough on april 2(start of 4th period) or that are on afternoons or midnights----that can participate in this much needed event---please spread the word---everyone do their part

3/28/2009 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you don't go by choice, don't bitch for the next 5 years. This can make or break almost 20% of most of our careers!

3/28/2009 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ill show up. and I'm not even a cop.

just a concerned city employee.

ill be happy to wave a picket.

3/28/2009 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC Here's a thought...what about the Gold Star families joining us if they possibly could.....we still have the posters of all of our brothers and sisters killed in the line of duty right??? Lets "remind" our political "leaders" what we give every day to protect this city and thier jobs....These bloodsuckers don't care about anything but their votes...lets remind them where the votes come from and let me tell you....seeing those pictures of our fallen heroes will make a HUGE impact to the gemeral public walking around in the loop to their offices....WE WILL NEVER FORGET!!! and I am sure if our brothers and sisters were here today they would want to be at city hall next week!!! I'll Be there!!!! Let's Do this!!!! UNITE

3/28/2009 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there isn't a huge turnout we are done Daley has won.

3/28/2009 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FOP should place ads in the papers and on TV to publicize this and request any like minded citizens join in.

Do you think Luberman will send some CPS students to join us like all of the leftist agitating the CPS does?

3/28/2009 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im on the medical just had surgery going to have my 83 year old dad represent me

3/28/2009 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember, the Daley Crime Cabal has placed our Brothers and Sisters in more danger than necessary,due to their phony hiring practices. He should be held accountable for where every PENNY of Taxpayers money allotted to Police Hiring has gone for the past several years. Remember, do your best to show up for ANY informational Picketing, even if just for an hour. NOW is the time to show our strength in Numbers. No more SLAIN Police Officers due to lack of manpower, proper training, equipment, etc. We all owe it to our Slain Brothers and Sisters..

3/28/2009 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

your hearts are in the right place boys and girls...unfortunatly i dont think it matters anymore.

3/28/2009 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talk is Cheap, let's Do this...

3/28/2009 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alderman Beale wants to stop our Uniform Allowance and Duty Availability pay




Alderman beal is another burger flipper that is the wrong job.
He's just another hack of meaks and jj, jr.

The alderthieves should give up there slush fund.

3/28/2009 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City of Chicago doen't care about the 2nd Amendment lol now lets see how much they care about the 1st. Anyway, I'm still betting the over. It's gonna get crowded out there.

3/28/2009 03:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alderman Beale wants to stop our Uniform
Allowance and Duty Availability pay




...AND Duty Availability?? Jeeez

Yes he does and he is adamant about it, can you believe it and his dad is a retired PO!

3/28/2009 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Bilko said...

Is it true that Patty boy was kicked out of the Army?

3/28/2009 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHATS GOING TO BE THE "UNIFORM OF THE DAY"?

3/28/2009 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I put my time due slip in and I WILL BE THERE!!!!

3/28/2009 03:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY CALL CFD NOW WHAT ABOUT WHEN WE NEEDED YOU GUYS ON FEB. 14 1980

3/28/2009 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all those officers that know of retirees that may be interested, PLEASE LET THEM KNOW. They usually have more time and I'm sure would love to go.

We already have confirmation that at least 16 retirees will be in 022 to bus in.

This is the most important thing we can do for ourselves in our careers thus far. It is time to show up and be heard or just show up and SUPPORT.

3/28/2009 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jjthulis ret said...
we picketed city hall for collective bargaining for sergeants when Washington was mayor....we filled city council chambers despite attempt by street deputy and dc of 001 yo make us inventory our weapons(we demanded receipts and safe storage of weapons and they backed off)..some sgts who had to work asked family members to show up as well as retirees.great media coverage.
this truly is time to show up or shut up
go get em

3/28/2009 08:38:00 AM

I was there then, I will be there now.

3/28/2009 03:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The South side parade was canceled because it would be bad publicity for the City. They do not want the Olympic commitee to see how we can not even control one heritage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc4vAqCWLiY

3/28/2009 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone from the FOP should make a video to counter any b.s. allegations that WILL be made.

Someone got to know were the people from the commitee will be staying. But the mayor's people will have them wizzed out through secret tunnels he probadly built on the midnight hour.

If people go to St. Jude, you must march. Our fallen officer's will look doen on us with delight.

3/28/2009 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can CPD spouses attend? Would that help? Would you welcome us? I work in the loop and would happily spend my lunch time with you.

3/28/2009 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you have your chalkie tee shirts this will be a good day to wear them.

3/28/2009 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: The Sun-Times has a poster in Sundays paper to put in the window of your home if you support the Olympics, I suggest we put the poster in our windows with a red circle and line through it. It can also be used for a sign at the protest. Just a thought. ;-)

3/28/2009 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

I think we need an entire post dedicated to what our signs should say at the protest. SCC readers are clearly the most creative I've ever seen. How about it?

3/28/2009 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

joker and his squad are coming 20 strong ....this is your money oys and girls !!!! black and white coppers lets work together for once !!!! this is our money , your kids money ..if the super !! abd i dont mean super guy because he's not can afford the huge amount he gets so can we !!!!! we are the head of this police dept , not him , he;s one we are not marshall chicago police dpt !! we hold our own ticket not them ...be men !!! and women !!!! lets show then who they are %$^&ing with !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!stop the work ...drive slow to the calls ....put the shitty parking tickets books away !!!! we are CHICAGO POLICE . JUST LIKE 67!!!!

3/28/2009 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is your future ! point blank

3/28/2009 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the right action but why the fuck is it being held on a day when the IOC isnt even in Chicago? Still we NEED to be there in numbers!

3/28/2009 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think CPD is underpaid. However, most city workers are also underpaid and have to take unpaid furloughs, and do not get any of the allowances you have. Shame on me for not becoming the police. This economy sucks. You should all be lucky you have a job now and have NOT had to take any pay cuts. Sure, there are the eleite few hundred in the City that are shakman exempt and make too much money, but the rest of us have to suffer. You are not above the economy!

3/28/2009 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guarantee that when we don’t get the Olympics here, (It’s not like we had a snowball’s chance in hell to get it anyway) fuckface Daley will place ALL of the blame on us because he’s already planting the seed to do it:

It is "unfair" for police to try to link their pay dispute to Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Olympics, Mayor Richard Daley said Saturday.

Maybe you should have thought about this oh let’s say… two years ago. Maybe you were just too fucking stupid to realize that fucking with the police and fire’s contract during an Olympic bid is plain old dumb. Get a haircut and take a shower for cripes sake. Ohh yea, GFY too.

3/28/2009 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the FLOP is doing this quietly.They need to make more noise about getting the word out for everyone to hear.
HAVE SOME MORE BALLS FOP!
AND ITS TIME FOR US TO SHOW OURS!

3/28/2009 10:07:00 AM

The FOP is doing this somewhat quietly because if there is not a significant presence the FOP will look as though they lack unity. It is up to each of us to tell one friend then another then another....

I've already talked to people about this event. Many are comming and some make really lame excuses. When FOP asks people to come out to show their faces for such events do what you can to get up off your ass and show your face. Even if is just for a bit. They are providing the transportation (on worries about gas, parking etc.)

Make it a gathering with some of your buddies. Car pool, grab something to eat and AFTERWARD grab a couple of cold ones. Do it afterward so we can avoid the potential of one or two of us making the rest look like asses.

I've bneen to similar rallies in the past and it is great to see some unity. If approached by the press, think before you speak.

Everyone is hurting these days and may people are hurting more then we are. That does not mean that we don't deserve a fair raise. We are not asking for the world.

God bless and everyone stay safe.

3/28/2009 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have family members who would like to go to the protest. Can they go onthe buses or where can we have them meet downtown? 25 family members ready to go!

3/28/2009 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I'm calling it now: 50 officers, tops.

3/28/2009 08:13:00 AM


I'm calling it now, you are wrong. We will have 30-40 from 019. 20 have committed so far, several on days put in slips. Get on your co-workers, get on the bus on April 2nd or else Daley will have us under it.

3/28/2009 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alderman Beale wants to stop our Uniform
Allowance and Duty Availability pay




...AND Duty Availability?? Jeeez.

3/28/2009 12:40:00 AM

Anthony Beale should lose his fucking job AND be embarassed by that snake pit of a neighborhood he's paid to oversee. What in the fuck worthwhile has he done that he should even open his goddamn mouth?
It's obvious he's doing exactly what the powers that be want him to do, which is nothing. So the gangs can do what they want.

Someone should investigate HIM.

3/28/2009 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I fully support the idea of an informational picket. My question is why at 1100 at City hall? perhaps the various sites the Olympic people will visit or even their hotel would be a better venue for this

3/28/2009 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just do it...just like Nike.

3/28/2009 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"OH HAPPY DAY" It is being reported that crime boss Daley's son and Daley crime family Capo, Vanecko, have retained criminal lawyers in the probe of their various cith contracts and questionable pension fund "dealings."

3/28/2009 07:06:00 AM

So there may be a Daley in jail after all. Too bad the son will go before the father. But that kid has always been a fuck up. Maybe he disobeyed daddy on this and jeopardized daddy's master plan.

3/28/2009 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll Bea dare!

3/28/2009 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I show up I won't get a merit promotion.

I'll be there. Wasn't going to get merit promoted anyway. Got no clout.

Easy come. Easy go.

3/28/2009 05:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPT in 017 was trying to be the Commander. So What the F. Great guy but beyond his paygrade. Its called a Coup. You either support the Chain of Command or get out of the way-Semper Fi!

3/28/2009 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A source very close to Daley says he's not concerned with the FOP picketing. He says he doesn't even think they'll have over 75 officers show up.

3/28/2009 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't understand why city hall. Picket where the olympic committee will be. You think they will be going to city hall now?

3/28/2009 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Alderman Beale wants to stop our Uniform
Allowance and Duty Availability pay




...AND Duty Availability?? Jeeez.

3/28/2009 12:40:00 AM

##################################

I'd like to repeal Ald. Beal's 6.2% raise.

3/28/2009 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 bus load per district will do it!

I hope we dont fail ourselves!

3/28/2009 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous 29 and a day said...

Alderman Beale is unaware that when aan employer requires that the employee wear garments thathe cant wear elsewhere, the employer must furnish the garment or give a uniform allowance

Alderman Beale You're a moron

3/28/2009 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City cannot take any action against the union or union members unless they engage in a prohibited job action. This picketing IS NOT A PROHIBITED JOB ACTION. A CR# against an officer who distributes union related materials will go nowhere. Be careful and behave on Thursday.
- A boss who is with you in spirit

3/28/2009 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You are not above the economy!

3/28/2009 04:56:00 PM"


And yet, daley and his crews are.

Fancy that.

3/28/2009 06:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This is the right action but why the fuck is it being held on a day when the IOC isnt even in Chicago? Still we NEED to be there in numbers!

3/28/2009 04:51:00 PM"


This is the first shot fired.

If it rises to the level of being a very loud one, then the 'shock and awe' following shots can be counted on to be fired.

It's like when you start a small ball of snow rolling from the top of a hill, as it picks up speed, and more snow, by the time it reaches the bottom of the hill, it's become big enough to knock you down and roll right over you.

We'll see if this first shot will be loud enough to be impossible to ignore.

3/28/2009 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.....we still have the posters of all of our brothers and sisters killed in the line of duty right??? . . .

#############################

Unfortunately those belong to the city = they printed and laminated them.

3/28/2009 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I lived just one block from Ald. Beale. The crime escalated. My complaints to his office was a waste of time. Don't Trust him. I could not wait to sell my home and escape Rosemore (not Roseland) Community. It would not surprise me regarding stopping uniform and duty availability pay, because he's totally against the police.

3/28/2009 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"OT: The Sun-Times has a poster in Sundays paper to put in the window of your home if you support the Olympics, I suggest we put the poster in our windows with a red circle and line through it. It can also be used for a sign at the protest. Just a thought. ;-)

3/28/2009 04:23:00 PM"


Do they also have a poster for if you don't support the bid?

If not, that's some pretty unbalanced reporting.

3/28/2009 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GUYS, PLEASE BE PROFESSIONAL!

PERHAPS THE UNION SHOULD HAVE DESIGNATED SPOKESPERSONS THROUGHOUT THE DMONSTRATION IDENTIFIED BY ARM BANDS. THEY SHOULD MAKE ALL STATEMENTS. IF WE HAVE POLICEMAN CRYING ABOUT NOT BEING ALLOWED TO CARRY M4'S OR RESIDENCY, WE WILL LOSE ALL CREDIBILITY. WE NEED A CONSISTANT MESSAGE PUT OUT AND IT SHOULD BE DONE PROFESSIONALLY.

3/28/2009 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think CPD is underpaid. However, most city workers are also underpaid and have to take unpaid furloughs, and do not get any of the allowances you have. Shame on me for not becoming the police. This economy sucks. You should all be lucky you have a job now and have NOT had to take any pay cuts. Sure, there are the eleite few hundred in the City that are shakman exempt and make too much money, but the rest of us have to suffer. You are not above the economy!

3/28/2009 04:56:00 PM

Well you asshole I propose this question to you.......If the city is crying broke and we're in a state of crisis, then why was it ok to give alderman their raise...their lackeys a raise....and a just about every other city dept a raise......EXCEPT FOR POLICE????? When the economy was good I mean great and the revenue was pouring in Chicago years past the city still continued to lowball the Chiacgo Police Department, so what was their excuse then? Am I happy and feel priveledged to have a job in this day and age? Yes Iam and so are alot of others.....but if you think Iam gonna just sit back and take it in the gut again time after time whilst the people in charge of this city continue to reap in the $$ you are sadly mistaken. Whats right is right and whats fair is fair......neither of have which have been the case for CPD for a long goddamn time. The city pay scale lists a general laborer as the only one with a lower pay then CPD....kinda sad huh. And dont listen to these people putting down this informational picket guys and gals....remember the G loves propaganda. Stay safe everyone, stay together!
Mc008

3/28/2009 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE MORE THE MERRIER... BRING FAMILY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, AND SUPPORTERS, BUT DO NOTHING TO EMBARRASS OURSELVES, OR OUR CAUSE

3/28/2009 07:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have a number of bosses that support our cause, be very careful not to name those that show up here. We all know who reads this, and it doesn't do us any good to hurt those that are on our side... There aren't that many left!

3/28/2009 07:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Time To Put Up Or Shut Up!

3/28/2009 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Alderman Beale wants to stop our Uniform
Allowance and Duty Availability pay


With all the 99 units and the City being so short officers, FOP should push to change the name from duty availability pay to hazardous duty pay, then city can't complain about officers never being called in off duty.

3/28/2009 07:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Copper's wife working in Murderwood says:

Count me in! I'll need a day off!

3/28/2009 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is "unfair" for police to try to link their pay dispute to Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Olympics, Mayor Richard Daley said Saturday.

Unfair?????? It's unfair that Sorich has to sit in jail for 4 years for something everyone knows you set up. You,John,Bill and Tim. Al,they won't have cold Corona's for you so just make the deal. Do it before you get the same 4 or more years.

3/28/2009 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Are we allowed to where our uniform? Or are we supposed to stay in street clothes?

3/28/2009 12:18:00 PM


From G.O. 98-10, Addendum 2.

Members will not:
1. wear the prescribed star/badge, photo identification card, cap
shield/insignia or any identifiable uniform garment while off duty unless
authorized by the Superintendent of Police.

So unless you think he's behind everyone on this, or something...maybe you'd want to wear your own clothes instead of setting yourself up & giving ammunition for easy retribution.

3/28/2009 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll be there.

3/28/2009 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO EXCUSES; I put in a slip for eight, got a babysitter for my three angels(bratts),canceled my sidejob(that I hate),and told my beautiful wife(bitch), that this is important for our future(truth).
SHOW UP PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!

3/28/2009 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just like the Godfather...."This ain't personal....This is business"
Thanks Dad Shortshanks

3/28/2009 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Anonymous who said:

I think CPD is underpaid. However, most city workers are also underpaid and have to take unpaid furloughs, and do not get any of the allowances you have. Shame on me for not becoming the police. This economy sucks. You should all be lucky you have a job now and have NOT had to take any pay cuts. Sure, there are the eleite few hundred in the City that are shakman exempt and make too much money, but the rest of us have to suffer. You are not above the economy!

-This week I watched 4 city workers outside of my office building for 1 1/2 days sitting in their cars, reading the newspaper, drinking coffee and talking on cell phones. I do know that the sewer/pot hole in front of the building had been dug up early in the week. Were they waiting for equipment? Don't know but what a waste. And YOU think these city workers are underpaid? In my opinion, the women and men of the CPD that selfishly put their lives on the line for citizens like YOU and me, who they don't even know, each and every day of their lives, to protect US, DESERVE a pay raise.

Anonymous 2 said:

I am not asking for citizens' support in my labor struggles. The people who live in this city don't give a rat's ass about your life let alone your pay. It's embarrassing to publicly ask the people in this city to support us when we all know they don't and never will.

I'll either finish my 20 and leave or flat out quit if I get a better offer somewhere else.

Picket all you want. Mayor Daley, the aldermen, and the citizens will NEVER support you and I really don't care if they ever do. It's humiliating to even ask after all they have all done to ruin this department.

-Wow. Please do not assume ALL citizens are not supportive. We're out there. Believe me, we are. We're your family and your friends.

Wish I could be at the rally to show my citizen support but cannot take the day off work.

God bless. Proud sister of CPO, and a citizen.

3/28/2009 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from Breaking News on chicagotribune.com:

Daley: Cop union 'unfair' to Olympic bid

March 28, 2009 7:00 PM
UPDATED STORY

It is "unfair" for police to try to link their pay dispute to Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Olympics, Mayor Richard Daley said Saturday.

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

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

"This is about the vision of the city. This is about transforming the city. This is something that other cities are fighting for."
---


and now it is also linked to what we are fighting for, want to talk about fair Mr. Mayor? Better not you would lose.

Want there to be no picketing this Thursday? Then send your contract team into 24 hour negotiations with the mandate to settle the thing.

Better hurry.

3/28/2009 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Are we allowed to where our uniform? Or are we supposed to stay in street clothes?

3/28/2009 12:18:00 PM


NO UNIFORMS, CD only, baseball caps, wind-breakers, usual CD

3/28/2009 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are not above the economy!

3/28/2009 04:56:00 PM

fuck you... Then why 2 years ago WHEN OUR CONTRACT EXPIRED AND THE ECONOMY WAS JUST FINE DID THE CITY NOT GIVE US OUR RAISE??? This has NOTHING to do with the economy fuck face... This is about getting what we are owed!!!

3/28/2009 08:45:00 PM  
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3/28/2009 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If they want to demonstrate--fine, they can demonstrate. But it won't have any affect," the mayor said.


Screw this guy I'm there with bells on,u can count me in.

3/28/2009 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is it boys and girls. The few cowards and naysayers who have posted on this blog are clueless as to what they are saying.

If your are RDO, Furlo, IOD, ambulatory medical, not working on 2nd watch, or can take time, show up downtown. Do not let this fuck of a mayor or his jackass superintendent getting any satisfaction out of a low turnout.

The mayor and the aldermen are greedy individuals who only pretend to have the citizens' best interests at heart.

Screw them! Make a statement to them and show up in droves, ladies and gentlemen of CPD!!

3/28/2009 09:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY CALL CFD NOW WHAT ABOUT WHEN WE NEEDED YOU GUYS ON FEB. 14 1980

3/28/2009 03:11:00 PM
________________________________
It's in your best interest; THAT'S why. You have 'me too', so you damned well better worry about what WE get. Or what we DON'T get. Because he'll stick it to you guys the same way he does to us.

And, since I wasn't on the job in 1980, you don't have a clue what I would have done.

3/28/2009 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

COME ONE , COME ALL... BRING THE A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER. MAKE A DAY OF IT. WE WILL GO OUT FOR COCKTAILS AFTERWARDS. IF YOUR WORKING COME BY AND SOUND YOUR SIREN OR HORN IF YOUR EQUIPMENT ISN'T WORKING. PLEASE STEP UP AND SUPPORT THE CAUSE OR ELSE WE WILL HAVE NO CHANCE........

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

SCC, Plese keep this post up till the picketing commences or have reminder posts with dates and times. Hope we get a good showing.

3/28/2009 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How's about putting down 30 crosses in Daley Plaza representing the 30 Chicago Public School students murdered this year due to too many gang bangers and not enough police resources.

This would burn Daley's butt on so many levels.

The media loves good visuals.

Something to see here...please don't move along.

3/28/2009 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's take our kids out of school like the Chicago Public Schools did for Obama's crowning in D.C.

3/28/2009 09:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fop should make pins/buttons that says something to the fact..i walked the line on 2 apr 09 agains mayor daley and his supporters...and give these to all who attend this rally and then burn the rest, so when someone says oh i was there..they must have a button to prove it...other wise we know he is just another loud mouth...i/f

3/28/2009 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Any more ol' crazy westside refugees comin'?

"God in Heaven. I hope this is the end of the glory days for those whose fashion is to heap hatred & vitriol on the peacemakers just because they themselves lack the will, fortitude and your calling to do what your peacemakers do and see what they see..."

I go not just for myself... I go for my father & his peers who were literally the pioneering chosen few of their generation who broke in on this job during the mid to late 1950's & early 60's. They were giants in every sense of the word.

I'm amazed and appalled at what those men had to go through & how they got through it all... THEY HAD EACH OTHERS BACKS!

Let's show daley & the aldercreatures, the rev'runs, the running dog media, j-fed & his federal hack carpetbaggers and the "we hope you fail" naysaying citizenry what a truly pissed-off police department we are.

We are free & grown men according to the U.S. Constitution!

I dare the mayor or anyone else to show reason & cause that we should accept being treated as second class citizens because we wear a blue suit with brass buttons, a round crown cap with a sillitoe tartan & badge?

3/28/2009 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a little history of Feb 14, 1980 from IAFF Local 2 history:
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Anonymous said...
WHY CALL CFD NOW WHAT ABOUT WHEN WE NEEDED YOU GUYS ON FEB. 14 1980

3/28/2009 03:11:00 PM
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"On February 14th, 1980, the mood of Local 2 Firefighters and paramedics was very somber throughout the department knowing that in just a few minutes Union members would be staging a strike. At 0515 hours they walked out. This was a time when each person had to evaluate their own situation and make a decision that would affect them for the rest of their lives - "Do I Walk or Do I Stay?" They walked out at 0515 and at many fire houses strike signs hadn't even been delivered yet. Local 2 Member Ed Tetzner said to one news channel, "The lines have been drawn in the sand, we asked and asked for the city to meet with our Union. We were promised a contract from the Mayor, but all we got were broken promises. Well for one thing, there are three men on the back step of a garbage truck in Chicago, and only two men on the back step of a Fire Engine. Second of all, we don't have self-contained breathing apparatuses for the firefighter who risks his life like in many other cities in this country. Our equipment is junk, our fire clothes are shabby and leak water, there are no radios for communication and I could go on and on. But I will now help my brother Firefighters get a barrel, and we will light a fire."
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The firefighters went out in 1980 because their equipment was junk and the city broke promises made to them and bargained in bad faith. Sound familiar?

Police were ordered to firehouses across the city to protect them and many firefighters resented that police crossed their picket lines and didn't openly support their strike.

The CPD was also without a contract in 1980. In 1980 the Chicago Police had yet to sign their first contact with the city. Not wanting to repeat what happened with Chicago Firefighters, the City of Chicago and the FOP signed their first contract on August 19, 1981. At that time police loved Jane Byrne and firefighters hated her.

So there is some precedence for the CFD not supporting us in labor disputes. Hopefully the animosity has passed as we both now have a common adversary, Richard M. Daley.

If you ever happen to see a poster advertising a CFD retirement party or event, look for the small barrel logo in one of the lower corners of the poster.

That stands for The Brotherhood of the Barrel, meaning the barrels with a wood fire which the striking firefighters stood around to keep warm on the picket lines during the strike.

It also means that scabs, those who crossed the picket lines or who took firefighter jobs during the strike are not welcome at the event. It continues to this day.

3/28/2009 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"OH HAPPY DAY" It is being reported that crime boss Daley's son and Daley crime family Capo, Vanecko, have retained criminal lawyers in the probe of their various cith contracts and questionable pension fund "dealings."

3/28/2009 07:06:00 AM

Barabing baraboom

3/28/2009 10:05:00 PM  
Blogger Where's the Confounded Bridge? said...

We need to band together NOW, more than ever!! Regardless of what Daley says or what the naysayers think, we CAN make a statement!

O.T....Chalkie made a quick visit to 022 again today. That's about 7 homicides in 022 so far this year. Pretty impressive for a "slow" district!

SHOW UP ON THE 2ND!!!

3/28/2009 10:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mental midget was just on FoX News saying that the protest was UNFAIR!

UNFAIR???

NO CONTRACT for almost two years.
NO REAL contact talks for almost two years.
NO FAIR contract offers.
NO RAISE.
Higher medical payments.
MUCH HIGHER TAXES!!!
JUNK EQUIPMENT!
MERIT PROMOTIONS!
NO PROMOTIONS!
NO FAIR TESTING, or at least fair grading.
NO NEW HIRES!
One sorry ass actor as Super!
A City who does not back it's OFFCERS!

No he wants to say it's UNFAIR!

Has the Mayor had a stroke and they are just covering it up????

3/28/2009 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I am not picketing.

I am not asking for citizens' support in my labor struggles. The people who live in this city don't give a rat's ass about your life let alone your pay. It's embarrassing to publicly ask the people in this city to support us when we all know they don't and never will.

If I could strike I would, but I can't, so just send this contract to arbitration. I support the FOP. Up to now I've been satisified with the contracts they have obtained.

I used to think this job was something more than a job, but it isn't. It's just a job. I go, I do whatever I have to at the time, and then I go home. I used to do a little extra, maybe a little more than I should have, but I don't anymore.

I'll either finish my 20 and leave or flat out quit if I get a better offer somewhere else.

Picket all you want. Mayor Daley, the aldermen, and the citizens will NEVER support you and I really don't care if they ever do. It's humiliating to even ask after all they have all done to ruin this department.

3/28/2009 11:02:00 AM

Look City Hall cock blocker....
stay off SCC! The Union is actually requesting are help. You sure say stupid shit for someone that has a law degree.

P.S.
You are dork!

3/28/2009 10:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read this blog daily. If all of the people who post their complaints here show up to walk the line, it will be an amazing demonstration. If they don't, you might as well shut it down SCC because your readers are all bark and no bite. I will be there. Let's show the mayor what is "unfair".
CPD Wife

3/28/2009 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

3/28/2009 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY CALL CFD NOW WHAT ABOUT WHEN WE NEEDED YOU GUYS ON FEB. 14 1980

3/28/2009 03:11:00 PM


Me thinks most of those guys and gals retired or have expired but thanks for your input.

3/28/2009 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about fop take attendance then when one of the bitches that could of gone but did'nt they could check the roster! The pin idea is a great idea also how about it fop? Just make sure you have enough for the expected crowds! Yes the ones who care about "our future"!

3/28/2009 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Someone from the FOP should make a video to counter any b.s. allegations that WILL be made.

Someone got to know were the people from the commitee will be staying. But the mayor's people will have them wizzed out through secret tunnels he probadly built on the midnight hour.

If people go to St. Jude, you must march. Our fallen officer's will look doen on us with delight.

3/28/2009 03:59:00 PM

hey media the secret tunnel was built behind daleys home? he says it was a 'bus route" sorry it is used to zip the criminal in and out downtown! His guys valets have key cards for the 100 million+ daley private road!

3/28/2009 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will eddie burke the guy former copper,with the 6 high pay cpd valets support us??

3/28/2009 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are not above the economy!

3/28/2009 04:56:00 PM

fuck you... Then why 2 years ago WHEN OUR CONTRACT EXPIRED AND THE ECONOMY WAS JUST FINE DID THE CITY NOT GIVE US OUR RAISE??? This has NOTHING to do with the economy fuck face... This is about getting what we are owed!!!

3/28/2009 08:45:00 PM

Good Point, we must make sure everyong knows this thing was 2 years in the making. The people who are bitching think this is new. Let the people know 2 years ago when times were good and others were making big bonuses and nice raises, we were without a contract. This is bullshit the city loves to wait for times like this to discuss the contract in the media. The FOP needs to put something in this contract so we don't have to got 2 years without a contract!!!!!! We get shit on.

3/28/2009 11:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm there!!!!

630

3/28/2009 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The city utilizes cameras at almost all demonstrations now...."

Would someone please review the order titled "First Amendment"?

Doesn't using cameras violate the consent decree?

3/28/2009 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DALEY QUOTE FROM BREAK NEWS SITE..."If they want to demonstrate--fine, they can demonstrate. But it won't have any affect," the mayor said.
GET FIRED UP, IT'S TIME TO TAKE ACTION!!!!!

3/28/2009 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would suggest that as many as possible show up wearing "Chalky" T-shirts & caps.

__________________________________


That would be a huge mistake. Regardless of it's actual meaning, or it's meaning to you, wearing the Chalky shirt to the assembly will probably result in Daley's puppet media interpreting in such a way as to make us look like a bunch of douche bags. They will say that the police are gleeful over the shootings or that it is a veiled threat.
Lets not give those media lapdogs any ammo to use against us. We need public support, lets not do anything that would play into the midget tyrant's hands.

3/28/2009 11:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are not above the economy!

3/28/2009 04:56:00 PM

fuck you... Then why 2 years ago WHEN OUR CONTRACT EXPIRED AND THE ECONOMY WAS JUST FINE DID THE CITY NOT GIVE US OUR RAISE??? This has NOTHING to do with the economy fuck face... This is about getting what we are owed!!!

3/28/2009 08:45:00 PM

Good Point, we must make sure everyong knows this thing was 2 years in the making. The people who are bitching think this is new. Let the people know 2 years ago when times were good and others were making big bonuses and nice raises, we were without a contract. This is bullshit the city loves to wait for times like this to discuss the contract in the media. The FOP needs to put something in this contract so we don't have to got 2 years without a contract!!!!!! We get shit on.
_________________________________
Exactly, if the contract had been completed two years ago, five percent across the board would have seemed fair.

Also, we are the victims here, dress and act like the victim, bring your children and family members to show the media we're no different than any other family.

3/29/2009 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am getting prepared to retire. Yes, I will be there ! You new breed copper' will make us old wheel gun copper' proud.

Please be there. I have deep admaration for the young P.O.'. Carry on kids, always carry "2", do not take the job home, love your family, and most of all, May the Good Lord bring you home safe after your tour.

God bless the C.P.D.

3/29/2009 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
I am not picketing.

I am not asking for citizens' support in my labor struggles. The people who live in this city don't give a rat's ass about your life let alone your pay. It's embarrassing to publicly ask the people in this city to support us when we all know they don't and never will.

If I could strike I would, but I can't, so just send this contract to arbitration. I support the FOP. Up to now I've been satisified with the contracts they have obtained.

I used to think this job was something more than a job, but it isn't. It's just a job. I go, I do whatever I have to at the time, and then I go home. I used to do a little extra, maybe a little more than I should have, but I don't anymore.

I'll either finish my 20 and leave or flat out quit if I get a better offer somewhere else.

Picket all you want. Mayor Daley, the aldermen, and the citizens will NEVER support you and I really don't care if they ever do. It's humiliating to even ask after all they have all done to ruin this department.

3/28/2009 11:02:00 AM

alderman (crook) beale thanks for reading! could you show up and march with us? Oh sorry your just another gang banging asshole like munoz!

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

TO: 04:56pm.

YOU, Mr. and Mrs. Pin-Head, do not dodge bullets from Animalistic Street-Gang Psychos for a living your entire career, while trying to protect IDIOTS LIKE YOU from these Savages. WE DO. So kindly GFYS. Get a note from your Mommy so you can come out after Dark.

3/29/2009 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can CPD spouses attend? Would that help? Would you welcome us? I work in the loop and would happily spend my lunch time with you.
________________________________

Yes, you and all your co-workers are welcome. Thank you for your support!

3/29/2009 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SHOW UP, BE COMPLETELY PROFESSIONAL, DRESSED APPROPRIATELY, AND RESPECTFUL, AVOID ANY ALCOHOL, AVOID CONFRONTATION, AND DO THIS RIGHT. WE WILL BE ON NATIONWIDE NEWS,AND BE ON EVERY T.V. STATION AND RADIO STATION IN THE MIDWEST. WE MUST DO THIS RIGHT FOR MAXIMUM POSITIVE IMPACT. DON'T COMMENT TO THE PRESS AS THEY WILL JUST TWIST WHAT YOU SAY AROUND.
DON'T THINK FOR ONE MINUTE THAT DALEY'S ASS ISN'T PUCKERING ALREADY.....

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

Please be smart about this, guys and ladies...no Chalkie wear, no "KMA" pins, nothing derogatory.
We are going to be there to get the word out and obtain some PUBLIC support for the cause, not come off like a bunch of arrogant pricks...we already work for plenty of people like that who occupy the 5th floors of the Hall and 3510. Even though I'm not a patrolman, I'm going too. Tired of this bullshit from Shortshanks and Waterhead Weis. Enough already!

3/29/2009 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY CALL CFD NOW WHAT ABOUT WHEN WE NEEDED YOU GUYS ON FEB. 14 1980

3/28/2009 03:11:00 PM

That was over 29 years ago. Less than 15% of our department now was on then.

3/29/2009 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I noticed that the midget finally got a haircut.

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

"3/28/2009 10:02:00 PM"


This is what it means to be a union.

If you don't have the stomach for it, then you resign yourselves to having a bloody anus without a union.

Your choice.

3/29/2009 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"So there is some precedence for the CFD not supporting us in labor disputes. Hopefully the animosity has passed as we both now have a common adversary, Richard M. Daley."

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

"A house divided against itself cannot stand."

- Abraham Lincoln
Springfield, Illinois, June 16, 1858

The same goes for all the sniping and backstabbing within the police department. We've got to stick together on some things - the contract is one of them.

3/29/2009 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"The city utilizes cameras at almost all demonstrations now...."

Would someone please review the order titled "First Amendment"?

Doesn't using cameras violate the consent decree?

3/28/2009 11:35:00 PM
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You're on the public way and they can film the public way...anytime.

3/29/2009 02:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

K-9 test was 4 months ago. Nice try.... They are conducting interviews all this month.

3/29/2009 02:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please everyone, BEHAVE AT THIS PROTEST!!! I'll be there and I'd hate for the message to be lost because the media jumps all over some officer who got out of hand. Let's keep the message short and simple. WE WANT A FAIR CONTRACT!!! Let's not go off on tangents about Cozzie, J-Fed, or M4's. I support the idea of designated speakers to the media. I support all my brothers and sisters but there are some that I'd rather not see in front of the camera!

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

Anonymous said...
Will eddie burke the guy former copper,with the 6 high pay cpd valets support us??

3/28/2009 11:07:00 PM


He shows up at funerals of PO's with that little bullshit Alderman's badge around his neck and walks among police officer as if he is one of us. Phony cock sucker. He got handed an alderman's seat (his father's) when he was "elected" to that seat, and the committeeman's seat at the rip old age of 25! both positions were given to him by old Joe Burke, you know, fathers taking care of sons. The Chicago way.


That is because he was the best for the job, you know. Like Todd Stroger.

3/29/2009 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

WHY CALL CFD NOW WHAT ABOUT WHEN WE NEEDED YOU GUYS ON FEB. 14 1980

3/28/2009 03:11:00 PM

That was over 29 years ago. Less than 15% of our department now was on then.
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Perhaps we should take a lesson from CFD. We are going to city hall and CFD went to McCormick Place. Why aren't we putting it right at ground zero and taking full advantage of the olympic coverage? What impact will city hall location have?

Here is a video I found related to CFD at McCormick Place in 1980.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=
7340377884822158182&hl=en#1h08m37s

3/29/2009 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to agree with the over-under at around 400. It's sad but true. I work in 012 and unfortunately it didnt seem like alot of the officers from there seemed interested in going. I cant say it suprised me because its a nonworking district. The sentiment around the station seems to be that the picketing is a waste of time and will accomplish nothing. I hope that I'm wrong and thousands of officers show up but I have a bad feeling that the turnout will be small.
I attended the last info. picketing at city hall. There were maybe 200 officers there. It was a sad showing by the cpd. I did not go on the trip to Iowa for the Mette hearing but I did attend his benefit at the FOP and I'm sad to say that was a poorly attended event as well. Its unfortunate but when it comes to Cpd were more bark than bite.

3/28/2009 11:29:00 AM

what do you expect from a clout baby district? how many girls on days already with 2 years on? daughters, nieces of who again? Afraid of their own shadow.

3/29/2009 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WILL ANY WHITE SHIRTS SHOW UP IN FULL SUPPORT OF THEIR TROOPS???????

3/29/2009 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to the IAFF poster:
while i sympathize with what happened to you guys in 1980, GET OVER IT! it was over 20 years ago! most coppers from that era are long gone! we now have a COMMON ENEMY we're confronting. i'm hearing that you guys don't want to support our picket. fine, but don't bitch when you get shit on next. remember, you're retro too geniuses. and if we get fucked, guess what's going to happen to you? that "me too" clause won't mean shit, now will it?
so, you guys keep hanging on to some twenty plus year old incident. but maybe someday you guys might actually bury the hatchet (or fire axe if that makes you feel better) and ALL the unions in this shithole will WAKE THE FUCK UP and realize that there is strength in numbers and band together to finally bring this criminal fucking mayor to his knees!

3/29/2009 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1980 was a long time ago. Before CPD had a union. A lot has changed since then. This is not the same fight. There are plenty of cops and firemen who were not even born yet!!!! BURY THE HATCHET! Start new.

3/29/2009 10:12:00 AM  

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