Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Parking, Zoning, Corruption? Oh My!

  • The house is part of a $4.6 million development that Burke and his partners built on a parking lot over the objections of Mayor Daley's zoning administrators.

    Daley's zoning staff thought the development -- one massive, three-story house along with 13 town homes -- wasn't "compatible" with the Archer Heights neighborhood, where it would tower over the surrounding bungalows.

    But Burke, the city's most powerful alderman, won permission from his colleagues on the City Council for the project anyway.

But what Burke wants, Burke gets. Including 6 police drivers / bodyguards at Sergeants pay to drive him to suburban golf courses and sit around for five or six hours to drive him back home, all because of an alleged "threat" that happened two decades ago? We're sure this threat was documented on letters? Tape? Federal wiretaps? Anything? And we're sure it was investigated to the fullest extend of the law? Someone went to jail? For many years over telephone threats? Something? Anything?

We're slashing District desk crews. What about the bloodletting that needs to occur downtown or in the Units?

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Anonymous why make burke an enemy said...

wow scc... you really hate burke. you really should see some of the things he has supported the police on. maybe investigate that first and you will find he is one of the only supporters that we have left in city hall.. there are many jams he has gotten the department out of... but hes an alderman so you should bash him... i dont know the man, never met him, but i do know his track record and he is one you dont want to make an enemy.. he has done good things for us in the past.

5/26/2009 12:41:00 AM  
Blogger Phil Schitz here said...

One of my sources said he heard a rumor Burke was involved in a shady deal that went down with some even shadier people. It didn't have a happy ending for all parties involved.

Nothing but rumor, but kind of explains things.

5/26/2009 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they paid $300,000 for the land, got a loan for $480,000 to build ALL of those buildings and they sold all of the units including the mansion for $4.6 million, they sold the mansion to Anne Burke trust for $900,000 not bad I wonder how much the bribes cost?

5/26/2009 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, Please post this for all to see…
During the 1st Watch on 25 MAY, an off duty P.O. from the 008th District was involved in a traffic accident in which a child ran out in front of his vehicle. Luckily, the off duty officer reacted in time and only knocked the child to the ground resulting in minor scrapes. As the off duty officer exited his vehicle to check on the child, several family members ran out from their backyard party and approached the off duty officer in a threatening manner, causing him to identify himself as a police officer before locking himself in his vehicle until 008th District officers arrived. After more than an hour later, one of the family members of the child made an allegation at the hospital that the officer must be drunk, resulting in the off duty officer being ordered into 008 to submit to an administrative blow, as the newly revised order reads. An IAD supervisor arrived in 008 and advised the W/C that field sobriety tests must be performed as well as the complete warning to motorist DUI packet. After the off duty officer called FOP, IAD changed their mind and wanted only an administrative blow. The acting street deputy, Cmdr. Carter, made several calls on his blackberry before finally overriding IAD and ordering an ET to administer FST’s to the off duty officer, now more than five hours after the traffic crash. The off duty officer passed the FST’s without problem but then was led directly into the processing room and ordered to blow. The off duty officer complied and blew a .000 on the breathalyzer machine.

5/26/2009 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a little known fact. One of Burkes very close partners get's many city favors and contracts because his father kept his mouth shut and took a fall during "Operation Greylord". Guess who his daddy was protecting?????

5/26/2009 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel threatened every day that I have to drive through the 4th, 3rd,
21st, 2nd and 1st districts to get to work, then when I arrive in 18's gold coast, I worry that I will be shot on the street by thieves.

Where is my bodyguard detail?

Jack MeHoff, taxpayer.

5/26/2009 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is old news. 008th district coppers have known about Burke's illegal digs for over 5 years. Shortshanks must be pissed at Eddie this week and allowed the sheep in the local media to print that story.

Meanwhile, Pam Zekman continues to expose the REAL crime in this city... favored parking spots at sporting events for city employees!!!

OOOOH NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

5/26/2009 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

first of all it wasn't a parking lot, it was a large factory with a small parking lot that was torn down to build his house and condo's. And all of it was purchased for 300 grand! that should be the first clue of impropriety. the second would be the newly paved, pot hole free street and new fancy street lights to guide him to his big house.
How this guy is still elected by a community that has vast majority Hispanic residents is still a mystery to me. But don't worry pay back is a bitch! He is going to be stuck with that house and that shit hole neighborhood for a long long time! There is only so much barricading yourself in from your peasant neighbors before your become a prisoner in your own home. and good luck sending all your adopted kids to the neighborhood public schools!

5/26/2009 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many years ago Burke had a hack democrat judge issue a court order instructing the CPD to provide Burke with bodyguards. Neither the city nor the CPD has ever challenged the order, even after all these years. The reason? bureke threatens the CPD budget. Ahhh, the city that works!

5/26/2009 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That house is uglier than Rudy Acosta's "castle".

5/26/2009 02:22:00 AM  
Anonymous "da Chicago Way" said...

You fail to realize that Alderman Ed Burke is SPECIAL.

5/26/2009 02:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Joseph Curtin said...

Ed Burke is the finest and most honorable man I have ever met.

5/26/2009 02:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear SCC,
I happen to work in a unit and I often wonder if the unit I work in is one that officers feel is "unnecessary". I really doubt that it is one of the unnecessary ones but a parent never thinks their baby is ugly either. Therefore I ask....which units do you think need to be eliminated. Or better yet for the sake of space which units in your opinion should be kept?
P.S. Regardless if my unit makes the chopping block or not, thanks for your work in keeping this site up and running.

5/26/2009 03:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing will change here. It has to come from the US Attorney.

5/26/2009 03:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every now and again, somebody spray paints graffiti on Burk's office on 47th St. Looks like tagging, nothing threatening just CDTP at worst. This must be his "justification" for feeling threatened on the golf course.

5/26/2009 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuk U we dfo what we want and U keep voting for us!! Ha HA

5/26/2009 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep hacking at this driver bullshit and no one is biting MOVE ON

5/26/2009 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't this goof still on leave from the CPD, as well?

5/26/2009 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best part about this BS is that his block has residential zone parking due to the Orange line station aa block away. But on Burkes side of the block it has a different number. Just for him.
This my friend is total BS. Someone should investigate how he has his own parking fo just him and his friends.

5/26/2009 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

Let's hear something about the 2 officers that went above and beyond the call of duty in 011 this morning with that fire. About time we get good airtime and not none of this BS from cops who don't know how to pick up a phone when they drink.

5/26/2009 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT * Carol Marin blog on Reform

Apparently, Madigan and Illinois politicians aren't ready for no reform.

"The Senate bill sets aside $250 million to refurbish legislative offices in Springfield but is eliminating $100 million set aside for affordable housing in Illinois."

"Yes, the leadership and the rank-and-file hate the campaigns waged by the Sun-Times and Tribune and newspapers across the state in favor of a comprehensive package of reforms. But they believe we -- and you -- will go away."

"Prove them wrong. On the next page are numbers and e-mail addresses for lawmakers. And the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, www.ilcampaign.org, can help you find your lawmaker."

http://blogs.suntimes.com/marin/2009/05
/im_a_reformerget_me_out_of_her.html

5/26/2009 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why make burke an enemy said...
wow scc... you really hate burke. you really should see some of the things he has supported the police on. maybe investigate that first and you will find he is one of the only supporters that we have left in city hall.. there are many jams he has gotten the department out of... but hes an alderman so you should bash him... i dont know the man, never met him, but i do know his track record and he is one you dont want to make an enemy.. he has done good things for us in the past.

5/26/2009 12:41:00 AM

Really name them! He has never pushed to help settle a contract,he has denied many iod MRI tests,until fop fought for them! What has he done?

5/26/2009 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why make burke an enemy said...
wow scc... you really hate burke. you really should see some of the things he has supported the police on. maybe investigate that first and you will find he is one of the only supporters that we have left in city hall.. there are many jams he has gotten the department out of... but hes an alderman so you should bash him... i dont know the man, never met him, but i do know his track record and he is one you dont want to make an enemy.. he has done good things for us in the past.

5/26/2009 12:41:00 AM

Stop it,stay off our blog JA! You working more "special"? Guess burke does not give you enough! 2 on 3 off schedule plus overtime! How is that pay check accounted for?

5/26/2009 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joseph Curtin said...
Ed Burke is the finest and most honorable man I have ever met.

5/26/2009 02:48:00 AM

I second that hugs LEO! WOOOOOOOOO!

5/26/2009 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"... The off duty officer passed the FST’s without problem but then was led directly into the processing room and ordered to blow. The off duty officer complied and blew a .000 on the breathalyzer machine."

5/26/2009 01:07:00 AM


Ultimately, considering the .000, it may be a good thing. If I'm stone sober as he was and a DUI allegation comes up, I'm demanding a BAC for MY potential lawsuit against my accuser.

5/26/2009 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Here's a little known fact. One of Burkes very close partners get's many city favors and contracts because his father kept his mouth shut and took a fall during "Operation Greylord". Guess who his daddy was protecting?????

5/26/2009 01:20:00 AM


Gee, I dunno? who does Ed Burke have close ties to that is a judge? Hmmmmmmm ? ? ?

5/26/2009 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What seems curious to me is why would he build right next to the el ?

How can you sit on your roof deck and enjoy yourself with all that f*cking noise ?

Seems to me, he could have accomplished this in a better location.

5/26/2009 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...and good luck sending all your adopted kids to the neighborhood public schools!"

5/26/2009 01:44:00 AM


Really! He's got 'em in public schools ? ? ? ? ?

Nah, I'm sure he just uses one of his many police shuttles to whisk them off to Glencoe or Winnetka where he probably owns property to qualify him as a resident so those kids can go to a GOOD public school.

Police shuttles. If ya gottem ya gotta usem or they'll takem away.

5/26/2009 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Newly built residential units are assessed property taxes at 2 percent of sales price in Cook County This said, the property tax on Burke's new home should be $18,000. He only pays $8000. How does that work?

5/26/2009 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Keep hacking at this driver bullshit and no one is biting MOVE ON

5/26/2009 07:49:00 AM

signed, with love, a sgts pay receiving, worthless gun toting man servant of the ed and ann burke security and butler/maid service.

thank you for your support.

5/26/2009 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow scc... you really hate burke. you really should see some of the things he has supported the police on. maybe investigate that first and you will find he is one of the only supporters that we have left in city hall.. there are many jams he has gotten the department out of... but hes an alderman so you should bash him...Sure. Let Burke rape the city just as long as he nice to cops.

Jeeze, that must have been written by one of his bodyguards.

5/26/2009 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

, Please post this for all to see…
During the 1st Watch on 25 MAY, an off duty P.O. from the 008th District was involved in a traffic accident in which a child ran out in front of his vehicle. Luckily, the off duty officer reacted in time and only knocked the child to the ground resulting in minor scrapes. As the off duty officer exited his vehicle to check on the child, several family members ran out from their backyard party and approached the off duty officer in a threatening manner, causing him to identify himself as a police officer before locking himself in his vehicle until 008th District officers arrived. After more than an hour later, one of the family members of the child made an allegation at the hospital that the officer must be drunk, resulting in the off duty officer being ordered into 008 to submit to an administrative blow, as the newly revised order reads. An IAD supervisor arrived in 008 and advised the W/C that field sobriety tests must be performed as well as the complete warning to motorist DUI packet. After the off duty officer called FOP, IAD changed their mind and wanted only an administrative blow. The acting street deputy, Cmdr. Carter, made several calls on his blackberry before finally overriding IAD and ordering an ET to administer FST’s to the off duty officer, now more than five hours after the traffic crash. The off duty officer passed the FST’s without problem but then was led directly into the processing room and ordered to blow. The off duty officer complied and blew a .000 on the breathalyzer machine.

5/26/2009 01:07:00 AM

Thats great for the officer because now his rights have been violated. Was he arrested for suspicion of DUI? NO, so why did he have to submit to a criminal investigation? I would immediately get a CR# on that idiot Commander Carter who is so stupid he doesn't understand you are required to have certain elements before you can administer a criminal BAC test, if not we could be giving warning to motorists to every citizen we encounter.

The officer's rights we violated and he should file suit against the City, get some settlement money, and set a strong precedent for all these goof ball, EXEMPT, merit hacks that we are citizens and we have Constitutional rights just like every other citizen. We can't be ordered to submit to criminal breath tests without following State law concerning driving under the influence.

If anybody orders you to blow in from the CPD command staff criminally or ADMINISTRATIVELY, please do yourself a favor and REFUSE!!! The Administrative test can now be and will be used against you in your criminal trial and you will be convicted and lose your license, possibly go to jail and lose your job anyway. If you refuse the blow then you might get fired but at least you have a fighting chance of beating the DUI and maybe getting your job back.

DON'T forfeit your right against self-incrimination in a criminal trial just to keep your job, its only a job!!

5/26/2009 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow scc... you really hate burke. you really should see some of the things he has supported the police on. maybe investigate that first and you will find he is one of the only supporters that we have left in city hall.. there are many jams he has gotten the department out of... but hes an alderman so you should bash him... i dont know the man, never met him, but i do know his track record and he is one you dont want to make an enemy.. he has done good things for us in the past.

5/26/2009 12:41:00 AM

sUE cONLEY? Sue? Is that you?

5/26/2009 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should all have a lot more respect for "Car 2".

5/26/2009 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave Burke alone.

Sean Rice owes his illustrious and decorated career in the, ahem, School Unit to Burke.

Go get 'em Sean.

5/26/2009 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BURKE wishes he could help the Police that guard him 24 hours a day 365 days a year a little more..perhaps D4 pay?

5/26/2009 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The off duty officer complied and blew a .000 on the breathalyzer machine.

5/26/2009 01:07:00 AM

Did he drop a slip for OT at least?

5/26/2009 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley can't control Burke, which suggests that Burke has significant leverage over Daley, which keeps Daley in line and subservient to the Burkes.

5/26/2009 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding:
SCC, Please post this for all to see…
During the 1st Watch on 25 MAY, an off duty P.O. from the 008th District was involved in a traffic accident in which a child ran out in front of his vehicle. Luckily, the off duty officer reacted in time and only knocked the child to the ground resulting in minor scrapes. As the off duty officer


I hope the officer or someone on his behalf notify's FOP, we are still citizens and have rights, we need to stop this bullshit second class citizen stuff NOW!!!

Sounds like an illegal arrest and his rights were violated by the Commander big time, this should be a CR and a lawsuit. Folks, we need to come together on this unfair treatment now, it MUST STOP!

5/26/2009 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT, but I thought you might appreciate this article that asserts the vast majority of Chrysler dealerships being closed are supporters of republicans or democrats other than Obama that ran for president. it claims only one dealer being closed was an obama supporter, and that at the $200 level.

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2009/05/red-alert-did-campaign-contributions.html

5/26/2009 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why make Burke an enemy said.....



An off-duty police officer drives drunk and kills someone or hurt's someone he is going to have the book thrown at him regardless of his track record. Burke is responsible for many illegal activities he may not have killed someone but he has ruined many lives because of his greed. Wrong is wrong.

5/26/2009 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing to see here, move on !!!

5/26/2009 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --- Smug Daley at it again !

FAVORITISM SHOWN IN COP'S DUI ARREST?
May 26, 2009 12:28 PM
Mayor Richard Daley said today the police department "will have to" investigate whether any favoritism was shown a Chicago police officer charged in last week's hit-and-run death of a 13-year-old boy.

Asked if Officer Richard Bolling received preferential treatment, Daley replied, "I hope not. I know the superintendent will be looking at that as quickly as possible ... They will have to investigate that, definitely."

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/
2009/05/questions-of-favoritism-
toward-officer-emerge.html

5/26/2009 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Cook County States Attorney

To this date, the police department has refused to identify Bolling as the off-duty officer. His identification was supplied by the Cook County state's attorney's office after he was charged with aggravated driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident where a death or injury occurred and reckless homicide.


I guess they're the ones releasing the mug shot as well.

Just once, please, before I retire, let me catch a States Attorney breaking the law. I'll fax his/her photo to every news outlet in the nation before his cell door closes.

5/26/2009 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: The FOP is having the Gun Safety Days at FOP hall 27 and 28 MAY. It's a great way to have your gun checked out for free. All the company reps do a good job checking out your gun(s). Also there are some other equipment supply companies that are coming to it now (last year there were body armor companies and I think Streichers) and last I heard Lewis Machine and Tool (LMT the rifle Mfr.)is supposed to be there also to let P.O.'s check out their rifles and prices. If you have not had your weapon inspected by an armorer in more than a couple years you really should have it looked at.

5/26/2009 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed Burke is a friend of the police and has silently aided the CPD many times in the past.

5/26/2009 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That house is uglier than Rudy Acosta's "castle".

5/26/2009 02:22:00 AM

Funny, Acosta's old man works in burke's organization.

5/26/2009 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/05/questions-of-favoritism-toward-officer-emerge.html

5/26/2009 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice mansion, but those railroad tracks must be a drag.

5/26/2009 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why make burke an enemy said...

wow scc... you really hate burke. you really should see some of the things he has supported the police on. maybe investigate that first and you will find he is one of the only supporters that we have left in city hall.. there are many jams he has gotten the department out of... but hes an alderman so you should bash him... i dont know the man, never met him, but i do know his track record and he is one you dont want to make an enemy.. he has done good things for us in the past.

5/26/2009 12:41:00 AM

NAME THREE THINGS, THAT'S AT LEAST ONE PER DECADE THAT HE HAD BEEN AN ALDERMAN.

5/26/2009 03:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT- SCC, I don't know if you will post this, but the section 8 house on 108th and Whipple is being rented by a family of 3 from Englewood. Hood, Cass, IR#1032904 and Massey, Andre, IR#1984832. Also a juvy with the name Cass, Hood. Thanks to the member of the CFD for this fine favor.

5/26/2009 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burke is the enemy. He and his wife have been stealing our money for years. He is no friend of the police or taxpayer. Will someone just put him in jail. And to the whining 14th ward bitch who apparently loves Burke, go fuck yourself. Read the truch about him
and maybe you sill learn something asshole.

5/26/2009 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can Burke do business with Frank Salidino, a bridgeport outfit burglar, convicted of crimes and not be tossed out like Rodriguez and his outfit connections. Saladino was part of the Ronnie Jarrett burglary crew.
Why is he allowed to do business with him Mr. Mayor, or is Saladino part of your crew too.

5/26/2009 03:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asked Tuesday whether the department is doing enough to weed out problem drinkers, Daley said, "You try to. [But] alcohol is always a problem for fire and police departments in the country in general. Any people in uniform, even in the military, it's been a problem as well."

He added, "People in stress positions, many of 'em take alcohol and many take drugs. . . . Especially today [with] a whole new generation. We think it was alcohol, but many times they do take drugs. That's what happens to people. . . . It's uncalled for. But remember — we have 14,000 police officers. He's just one of the [14,000].''


I guess we have 14000 police officers now!!

5/26/2009 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC, the big mystery concerning exactly how many police officers there are has been solved and it looks as if everyone was wrong. In the some-times (we report the truth) daley raises questions in cop breathalyzer delay
"People in stress positions, many of 'em take alcohol and many take drugs. . . . Especially today [with] a whole new generation. We think it was alcohol, but many times they do take drugs. That's what happens to people. . . . It's uncalled for. But remember — we have 14,000 police officers. He's just one of the [14,000]."

There you have it, there are 14,000
of 'em, daley says so.

5/26/2009 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT OT OT

Cop Cars Collide
Posted 09:44 CDT on Tuesday May 26, 2009 | Peggy Cassidy
Two police officers responding to a robbery call were injured when their vehicles collided Tuesday morning on the Northwest Side.

The two squad cars collided at 5901 E. Cornelia Ave. about 12:45 a.m. as they responded to a robbery, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

One of the squad cars also struck a front porch after the crash, according to Greer.

Two officers were taken to Resurrection Medical Center with minor injuries and were treated and released, Greer said.

5/26/2009 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor shortshanks on the 5:00 news today in a press conference stated "that we are 14,000 strong" WTF When did we gain 500 extra officers. Oh yeah no watch secretary anymore.

5/26/2009 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow scc... you really hate burke. you really should see some of the things he has supported the police on. maybe investigate that first and you will find he is one of the only supporters that we have left in city hall.. there are many jams he has gotten the department out of... but hes an alderman so you should bash him... i dont know the man, never met him, but i do know his track record and he is one you dont want to make an enemy.. he has done good things for us in the past.

5/26/2009 12:41:00 AM

Name two, fumducker.

5/26/2009 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, Please post this for all to see…
During the 1st Watch on 25 MAY, an off duty P.O. from the 008th District was involved in a traffic accident in which a child ran out in front of his vehicle. Luckily, the off duty officer reacted in time and only knocked the child to the ground resulting in minor scrapes. As the off duty officer exited his vehicle to check on the child, several family members ran out from their backyard party and approached the off duty officer in a threatening manner, causing him to identify himself as a police officer before locking himself in his vehicle until 008th District officers arrived. After more than an hour later, one of the family members of the child made an allegation at the hospital that the officer must be drunk, resulting in the off duty officer being ordered into 008 to submit to an administrative blow, as the newly revised order reads. An IAD supervisor arrived in 008 and advised the W/C that field sobriety tests must be performed as well as the complete warning to motorist DUI packet. After the off duty officer called FOP, IAD changed their mind and wanted only an administrative blow. The acting street deputy, Cmdr. Carter, made several calls on his blackberry before finally overriding IAD and ordering an ET to administer FST’s to the off duty officer, now more than five hours after the traffic crash. The off duty officer passed the FST’s without problem but then was led directly into the processing room and ordered to blow. The off duty officer complied and blew a .000 on the breathalyzer machine.

5/26/2009 01:07:00 AM

Be careful out there my fellow brothers and sisters. Please don't drink and drive. THINK about the pain and hardships you will place your family and friends through. Plus you will lose your pension, a great job with excellent benefits and then have to face prison time.

Times are different. If you drive under the influence, you are risking it all!

5/26/2009 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He should pay my IOD bills. Over 8 mos and still getting ER bills. Isn't he the head of the finance committee?

5/26/2009 06:21:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Re: Sonia SOTOMAYOR, POTUS nominee for Souter SCOTUS vacancy.

I suggest the reader review the following decision before the Second Circuit in which the three judge panel including Judge Sotomayor ruled against the plaintiffs in the New Haven firefighters promotion case.

On January 9, SCOTUS granted certiorari to hear the appeal of the plaintiff firefighters.

Google Ricci v. DeStefano - 530 F.3d 88 for this opinion.

Born of Puerto Rican parents, Judge Sotomayor grew up in the 43rd Pct. Bronxdale Houses (PJ) in the Soundview section of the South Bronx.

5/26/2009 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hats off to the 3rd watch watch commander from 010 who allowed a vehicle pursuit to continue after a 1010 terminated it... Nice to see some cojones still around in the ranks !!

5/26/2009 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone have info on the K-9 list??

5/26/2009 07:02:00 PM  
Blogger Reverend Al said...

Good God, I can't believe that old fart Ed Burke is still hanging around, and I don't understand why. Way back, when I was a kid and still had pimples on my chin, I worked with an Ed Burke. I once had to restrain him from shooting through a door on a domestic. He lasted about two weeks in the district, then went to drive for some boss. This can't be the same goof, can it?

5/26/2009 07:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If BURKE, Chairman of the Finance Committee is soooooo for the police and sooooo powerful, why are we two years without a contract with good raises and medical care.

5/26/2009 07:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Remember Officer's if you are sick please use the Medical and also check the Cash Box on your Overtime Slip.The City is trying to put us in Harm's Way and mess with us by not hiring enough Officers Needed.Taking away some desk people and the W/S is just the Begining next they will say there is to many Officers in the the Districts.We need to all Stand Together.The City Cares Nothing About Us.Please Go Home Safe

5/26/2009 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PLEASE start a thread on this "cover-up"....Favoritism shown in cop's DUI arrest? http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/05/questions-of-favoritism-toward-officer-emerge.html I tell ya-we are all scum to joe citz in this city...amazing!!

5/26/2009 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course, this will be forgotten about in a couple of days.

The media can be all tough coming down on the average, blue shirt copper but they are just plain afraid of angering Burke, Daley, et al.

My challenge to all the media who read this blog is to grow a pair of cojones and go after these guys.

If Pam Zekman's big idea for a story is parking at Wrigley or some copper writing parkers on LaSalle, then her career is long past her heyday of the Mirage Tavern expose' in 1973.

5/26/2009 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:
@ 1705hrs on news radio 780 they played aclip from DALEY satating that we have "14,000 police officers and that of course some of them are on drugs and are alcoholics."

What a lying filthy Irish pig! No one at the newsconference called him on it.

5/26/2009 08:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that the first poster is a fuckin' moron and must be one of his SIX bodyguards . He deserves NO bodyguards and he should be in jail today for all the shit that he has done . Why doesn't Fitz investigate this tool .

5/26/2009 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard thunder tonight.I hope bear is safe

5/26/2009 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What a lying filthy Irish pig! No one at the newsconference called him on it."

5/26/2009 08:49:00 PM


On behalf of filthy Irish pigs I would appreciate it if you would not compare THAT filthy Irish pig to us.

Thank you and oink oink.

5/26/2009 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officer Robert Holmes of 012 was involved in a serious motorcycle accident in Tennessee. Thoughts and prayers to him and family.

5/26/2009 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous "THEE (NYPD) RANT" said...

6:46 PM (Northside)

Re: Judge Sonia SOTOMAYOR

A good source for more info can be found on THEE RANT. The forum thread is entitled "AP: Obama Picks Bronx Native Sotomayor for Supreme Court".Her "policy making" statement (also on YouTube) at Duke U. is downright scary. She also seems to have reservations on the Second Amendment.

www.TheeRant.yuku.com (See right column on SCC)

5/26/2009 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

During the 1st Watch on 25 MAY, an off duty P.O. from the 008th District was involved in a traffic accident in which a child ran out in front of his vehicle.

How old was this child?
You did say 1st watch?

I see a pattern here.

5/26/2009 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so...the guy makes a few favorable comments to and about the police, continues to say "I was the police" (what an insult), makes millions off of insider deals, and he's a hero?.....what???

5/26/2009 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who is the TSA K9 handler over at midway crying to all the bosses over a key? sounds like a real handjob!

5/26/2009 11:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JFED is going to use the in car camera to fuck over all the police on scene even though the did everything the were supposed to. That in car camera tapes me looking at a wall all day, you can't do policework in this city anymore.

5/26/2009 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ said...

So now it appears that our junior U.S. Senator Roland Burris was begging Blago's brother for the Senate seat--QUID PRO QUO!

5/26/2009 11:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget the "wisconsin mansion"also! Old eddie a few years ago bought a nice "lake house" tore it down and spent 2 million on a new home,new boats etc.. he also takes mike sneed "suntimes goof" with him to the burke castle in Ireland so she keeps her mouth shut! And his valets drive him back and forth to wis all on "company business' LOL!

5/26/2009 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JFED's comment on P.O. Boling's arrest.

"It is important to determine what actually happened, and I have directed my team to conduct a thorough investigation into this matter. At this preliminary stage of the investigation, there is no evidence or information that makes me believe that the officer in question received preferential treatment.

As you had your "team" conduct the same thorough and "impartial" investigation into one of your high ranking team members involvement into having cocaine and illegal firearms recovered in a condo that she owns. The investigation was over within hours after JFED had it swept under the carpet. That was the fastest investigation ever conducted by the CPD. Why wasn't this preferential treatment exposed by the media? DALEY controls most of them with the exception of a few.
Come on KASS - why don't you dig into this a little. Was her condo subject to seizure and forfeiture like any other Joe citizen who lost or had to "fight" to keep their property after narcotics and illegal weapons were recovered in their house or condo?

5/26/2009 11:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) If your on beat 811 or 812 they have the revenue idiots walking all the streets started today,to find violators! And the city clerk has a guy (DZ) who lives on the 6100 block of south moody,writing with his "crew" of 10 overpaid ticket writers in the area also! I talked to aldermoron zalewskis office and they will do nothing! But go in pilsen and over east the same morons who constantly ticket the working class are to scared to go over there! Just for ref (DZ) is paid 82K a year to write parking tickets what a waste but the clouted unit stays in the clerks office! the unit number is 501!

5/26/2009 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The off duty officer complied and blew a .000 on the breathalyzer machine.

5/26/2009 01:07:00 AM

Did he drop a slip for OT at least?

5/26/2009 10:30:00 AM



If they stopped his freedom of movement, than that is an arrest, he should sue for unlawful arrest.

5/26/2009 11:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hey SCC, the big mystery concerning exactly how many police officers there are has been solved and it looks as if everyone was wrong. In the some-times (we report the truth) daley raises questions in cop breathalyzer delay
"People in stress positions, many of 'em take alcohol and many take drugs. . . . Especially today [with] a whole new generation. We think it was alcohol, but many times they do take drugs. That's what happens to people. . . . It's uncalled for. But remember — we have 14,000 police officers. He's just one of the [14,000]."

There you have it, there are 14,000
of 'em, daley says so.

5/26/2009 04:26:00 PM



What about all those non-AMERICAN citizen's who drive drunk and keep on driving after stricking someone or something, just a thought. Oh this City and it's Mayor love un-documented a$$-whipes. How many D.U.I.'s are there in a year and very few are POLICE. What a joke, lets give up are right to drink in peace.......

5/27/2009 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 12:39pm You are 100% correct! Burke is a life-ruiner. No better, no worse than fucking George Ryan. I can only hope that all CPD and CFD one day come together and realize that they had the Ruby Slippers the whole time to vote these rat-bastards right out of office.

5/27/2009 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Cook County States Attorney

To this date, the police department has refused to identify Bolling as the off-duty officer. His identification was supplied by the Cook County state's attorney's office after he was charged with aggravated driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident where a death or injury occurred and reckless homicide.


I guess they're the ones releasing the mug shot as well.

Just once, please, before I retire, let me catch a States Attorney breaking the law. I'll fax his/her photo to every news outlet in the nation before his cell door closes.

An administartive blow is not a violation of rights, whether one chooses to comly or not is up to them, but it isn't a violation of rights, if a citizen or fellow officer makes an accusation that an officer is intoxicated on or off duty while involved in any incident he can be ordered to blow by General Order, sucks but is true...

5/27/2009 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed Burke is the friend of "some" police. He has caused to overwhelming majority to be screwed out rightful promotions and caused all police to have to work under disgusting conditions because of his (and those of his "friends") greedy, egotist need to surrounded by a flock of cops, thereby taking man-power from every district in the city. I believe he also had a hand in Rostenkowski's bill to deny police their rightful Social Security. I will work tonight to get the exact facts on that one.

5/27/2009 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

14,000 police officers. I see double also when I'm drunk so I can relate.

5/27/2009 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Daley is a filthy Irish pig" Hey, back-off. I'm a filthy Irish pig myself and I don't know ONE of my ilk that would claim him as their own. Show some respect please.

5/27/2009 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I need to know. Are all you bodyguard bitches that keep defending your phony irish boss using I-Pods? Are they provided by the city? Am I paying for you pricks to blog on SCC all fucking day? I hate all of you and I'll give you Indian Burns the first time I have the chance.

5/27/2009 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"you really hate burke. you really should see some of the things he has supported the police on."

You should really see all the denial of payments he's made on IOD Medical claims which in turn damaged POs credit ratings.
Crawl back underneath the Aldermans Desk suckass.

5/27/2009 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The officer's rights we violated and he should file suit against the City, get some settlement money,"

THIS SUE THE CITY CRAPOLA NEEDS TO CEASE. 95% OF CROOK COUNTY JUDGES HAVE A CONNECTION TO DALEY. YOU MORONS ACTUALLY THINK YOU GET A FAIR SHAKE IN THESE KANGAROO COURTS?
NEVER SEEN SUCH A BIGGER GROUP OF NAIEVE IGNORANT FOOLS IN ALL MY YEARS ON THIS DEPARTMENT.
WAKE THE FUCK UP IDIOTS !!

5/27/2009 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget your focus is on Daley ur Black and hispanic politicans know Daley is done and are looking for the future. Claypoole is the choice amongst the few for Daleys seat. Daley MUST GO!!!!!!!!!! I know this will only reach a few thousand people but a few thousand wil reach?????? Daley must go no matter how Burke is in the mix. DALEY MUST GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5/27/2009 03:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
The off duty officer complied and blew a .000 on the breathalyzer machine.

5/26/2009 01:07:00 AM

Did he drop a slip for OT at least?

5/26/2009 10:30:00 AM



If they stopped his freedom of movement, than that is an arrest, he should sue for unlawful arrest.

5/26/2009 11:56:00 PM


To go that far in DUI processing probable cause must exist. That officer has excellent grounds for action. He will be looking at a nice settlement eventually.

The acting street deputy just bought a lot of liability for the department. That is why they had experienced street deputy's out there. Now you have clout commander's who may never have handled these type of things.

God help the officer who gets into a shooting with this commander as street deputy. Be careful officers, this department is not run by people who have your best interests at heart.

Believe this, NO ONE has your back. Jody Weis is the most ineffective and unbelievable superintendent in memory.

5/27/2009 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I need to know. Are all you bodyguard bitches that keep defending your phony irish boss using I-Pods? Are they provided by the city? Am I paying for you pricks to blog on SCC all fucking day? I hate all of you and I'll give you Indian Burns the first time I have the chance.

5/27/2009 01:42:00 AM
------
Blog on I-Pods??? Are you high???

5/27/2009 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"you really hate burke. you really should see some of the things he has supported the police on."

You should really see all the denial of payments he's made on IOD Medical claims which in turn damaged POs credit ratings.
Crawl back underneath the Aldermans Desk suckass.

5/27/2009 01:45:00 AM

Stop sucking burkes ass he does nothing for CPD!

5/27/2009 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I need to know. Are all you bodyguard bitches that keep defending your phony irish boss using I-Pods? Are they provided by the city? Am I paying for you pricks to blog on SCC all fucking day? I hate all of you and I'll give you Indian Burns the first time I have the chance.

5/27/2009 01:42:00 AM

Yes they get free phones we pay for,the only deatil with a huge "clothing allowance" compliments of burke using "our money" And as a rangemaster they cannot even shoot straight with the dirty guns!

5/27/2009 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the developer in Burkes deal DeGrazia is a bridgeport kid, his father has alot of juice, the kid is friends with 11th ward alderman Balcer, The builders Dave Sheehan and Paul Decaro are bridgeport wanna be gangsters who have the typical neighborhood atitude, They built the condos at 35th place and Morgan, Degrazia went bankrupt and Sheehan owns the Jimmy Johns located in the building, he was promised the spot for free but now has problems because the bank has foreclosed on the unsold units, Sheehan and Decaro the builders havbe condos in the building in return for thier services as the contractors, they too have problems because they can't prove ownership of thier units which Degrazia gave them, And Burke is swinging with these guys, Daley is scared to death of Burke so he leaves him alone. and speaking od Daley, he was at the awreds ceremony today and we the police showed great CLASS when he was introdued, we claped for him, he looks awful tired, perhaps due to his wifes health problems or is he worried about John Harris his former chief of staff who got pinched wit the former Gov. Hey I'm just sayin

5/27/2009 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry. I meant to say I-phones. I heard they had'em and could not believe it. How blatant. But then to blog in the asswipes defense? How much ass can one possibly kiss without becoming a testicle himself?? That's all I'm asking.

5/27/2009 10:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i see that joe curtin said ed burke is a good guy well i see that joe curtin is still drinking again he wrote that at 2.30am joe you got to stop drinking

5/29/2009 03:22:00 PM  

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