Thursday, August 20, 2009

Academy Problems

This is supposed to be where we teach the new kids how to dress, how to shoot, how to run and how to yell really loud to get someone's attention. We're also supposed to teach them some form of ethics where you don't accept gratuities and free stuff. The new Commander wants to get away from all that evidently:
  • Elton John and Billy Joel apparently have one awfully big fan on the Chicago Police Department.

    And when the Rocket Man and Piano Man flew into Midway last month for a concert at Wrigley Field, they found officer friendly waiting for them on the tarmac.

    We're told that officer is Commander Ruth Wedster, seen here in an interview with Fox Chicago in 1999.

    Now she heads up the Chicago Police Training Academy where she remains on the job but under investigation for what would appear to be inappropriate behavior.

    Wedster was not on any official police detail, but apparently convinced someone to escort her inside the fenced-off area to meet the singers.

We don't see how bringing a gun onto the airfield isn't a violation of all sorts of rules - don't we read almost every other month of so of some poor sap who "forgot" a gun in their baggage and catches a felony arrest for even being near a TSA checkpoint? But Wedster can circumvent a secured gate and actually get on the airfield with an entourage of armed individuals who shouldn't have been there anyway?

And to guard against possible disciplinary actions (or cement your insider status), you use tickets (that you shouldn't have accepted) and drag Aunt Bea of the gun-infested coke house and J-Fed's best man into your scheme? Wow. Talk about middling your superiors. And she's still in a position to be in charge of teaching recruits about Ethics and Law?

What's the over/under on J-Fed actually applying any sort of even handed discipline to a politically heavy Commander, an apparently untouchable Deputy, and his bestest buddy from the FBI? Slim? Or none?

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292 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

let's make this the most commented on post in scc history. all we need is everyone who has never left a comment to answer either SLIM or NONE.
We could probably break a thousand posts.
I say slim, as in an obligitory slap on the wrist in public, then cake and ice cream at miller's pub afterwards.

8/20/2009 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And some still insist that this blog is 'irrelevant'.

8/20/2009 12:20:00 AM  
Blogger mr taggart said...

if nothing happens to these goofs, then anyone who goes to iad, should use the same defense. if they can get out of thus one, then it sets precedence and hopefully lawsuits, lawsuits, lawsuits by police officers gettin f-cked with all the time.

8/20/2009 12:25:00 AM  
Blogger mr taggart said...

this will also show what kind of balls weisel has on his white shirts

8/20/2009 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Slimmer than nun

8/20/2009 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say "none". Nothing will happen. Different sets of rules for the exempts.

8/20/2009 12:32:00 AM  
Blogger Det. Shaved Longcock said...

Somebody is mad about this. I get a ton of emails about it and they are really pushing hard for something to happen.

Not sure what the true story is but I am sure something will break about this incident.

8/20/2009 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Shemp said...

Discipline for the three stooges? Yea right!

8/20/2009 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's Aunt Bea??

8/20/2009 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went to OPS Command today and there is a sign on their old office window that says......wait for it.....wait for it.......The Federal Bureau of Investigations. Our consent decree is official!!!!

8/20/2009 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To answer the last question: I would say none is the appropriate response.

As far as the ethic's go, I would leave that alone. How many police officer's accept a free meal every day? Not that I care, I think that they earned or are owed it. If I owned a business, I would make sure that police officer's received a free meal, my civic duty. Right? My choice as a business person?

My point is this, do not preach ethic's and then go to McDonald's, Costco, et al, and say that that is right to get what you want free, as many do, and say that the commander at the academy, and do not get me wrong, she was wrong with what she did, is teaching ethic's, if so, not many people are listening at the academy, might I say, much longer than she has been there. Some would say it is systemic.

8/20/2009 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ZERO

8/20/2009 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On one hand we as police are afforded certain benefits because of our occupation. And since others besides police read this I wont get into them. but on the other hand if it was a lowly P.O. that did this would they be treated the same way. Meaning if discipline is distributed fairly and all ranks are given the same treatment I dont think that anyone wouldve beefed about what she did.

8/20/2009 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Commander Wedster retire and then come back as a civilian exempt?

I'm finding some interesting stuff just doing a simple google search.

8/20/2009 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NONE


Fuck you J-FED if no real discipline is handed down! Fuck you anyway!

8/20/2009 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Andy Griffith said...

Aunt Bea, do you still make that wonderful cherry pie and let it set on the winda sill til it's just right? Oh, and is your daughter still with that little rascal of a boyfriend? Shifty little fella ain't he a wonder. Got to go. Well I was just inquiring bout the pie and uh, the male caller with the drugs and weapons cache. Have good day now Aunt Bea. Say, don't you guys arrest fellas like that at your job? Oh never you mind Aunt Bea, I was speaking out of turn. Don't get all upset now, that's just a rude habit I have to break! Have a wonderful rest of the day, sweet old Aunt Bea!

8/20/2009 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

None slimmer than the chances that Ruth will get in trouble.

8/20/2009 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Clout Rules You Fools said...

An Obamanation of a double standard

8/20/2009 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous SARCASM on said...

Come on, if u guys did this you would be telling war stories about this at TR's to fat cougars all night long.
SARCASM off.

8/20/2009 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous 44th said...

Was Alderman Tunney there?
I hear he is a big fan.

8/20/2009 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no over/under on this one because nothing will happen to her. As said by many for many years, "it's different rules for the clouted" always has been and always will be. J-fed will do nothing and life will go on. Only the lowley P.O.(like Bill Cozzi) will get the full impact of our G.O's. I'm sure J-Fed will punish the P.O.'s from the chase out to Elgin, but the brass can do whatever they want. They are called exempt for a reason being exempt from any punishment. This department continues to show us all the brass just can't be trusted.

8/20/2009 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

COZZI...

8/20/2009 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chalkie made another appearance in Da Deuce today. 3rd Watch had 2 shootings and 5 total shot, 1 dead with another hanging by a thread. That's 5 shootings and 10 shot in a week, with 2 dead. Maybe Sleepy Ike can bring back his brother to 002 for more pisser and drinker heads, that should stop the killing, LOL! Go Chalkie GO GO GO!

8/20/2009 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Piano Man Detail, LOL said...

Hello all! Ruth here ;) Please, call me Commander. Just kidding! What do u kids say nowadays? LOL? WTF? I got my greatgrandaughter here helping me. OMG is she a chip of the old Wedster! I hope u realize what a joke this minor incident is so I'm going to inject a little humour into this blog to liven it up! Let go ROTFLMFAO! Yeah baby, here we go.
What do you get when you drop a piano down a mine shaft?
A flat minor.
LOL again kids. My greatGrandkid just picked another winner.
Why was the piano player arrested?
Because he got into treble.
Uh oh, hope it wasn't Billy Joel or Sir Elton John! Is it me or are they giving Knighthoods away with boxes of Crackerjacks lately? LOLOLOL! You kids have been really nice, like u were working the Obama Detail or somethin! Do you feel me?! Ok, here's my encore...
A pianist is playing in a seedy, Mafia-owned tavern in South Jersey...it's 11:55 PM, and he's 5 minutes away from the end of his gig. The owner's assistant comes up to the pianist and says:

"Da boss wants you should play Strangers In Da Nite."
The pianist says: "Okay, no problem."

The henchman continues: "Da boss wants you should play it in F#"...
The pianist says "I usually play it in F, but no problem!"

The henchman goes on: "Da boss wants you should play it in 5/4 time."
The pianist says "But the song is in 4/4 time...How am I supposed to do that?"
Henchman asks him: "Look, you want paid or not?"

So the pianist improvises an introduction, and as he gets to the opening notes of the song, he hears, in a really ugly, raspy voice behind him:

"Strangers in-da-friggin' night....exchanging glances; Strangers in-da-friggin' night ..."
Peace out kids!

8/20/2009 01:55:00 AM  
Anonymous J Fed said...

Guys, don't make a federal case out of it.

8/20/2009 02:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe she can teach a class about it right after the hour with the SOS guy from 60 MINUTES.

8/20/2009 02:02:00 AM  
Anonymous St Peter said...

Saint Peter is checking ID's at the Pearly Gates, and first comes a Texan. "Tell me, what have you done in life?" says St. Peter.

The Texan says, "Well, I struck oil, so I became rich, but I didn't sit on my laurels--I divided all my money among my entire family in my will, so our descendants are all set for about three generations."

St. Peter says, "That's quite something. Come on in. Next!"

The second guy in line has been listening, so he says, "I struck it big in the stock market, but I didn't selfishly just provide for my own like that Texan guy. I donated five million to Save the Children."

"Wonderful!" says Saint Peter. "Come in. Who's next?"

The third guy has been listening, and says timidly with a downcast look, "Well, I only made five thousand dollars in my entire lifetime."

"Goodness!" says St. Peter. "What instrument did you play?"

8/20/2009 02:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

St. Peter's still checking ID's. He asks a man, "What did you do on Earth?"

The man says, "I was a doctor."

St. Peter says, "Ok, go right through those pearly gates. Next! What did you do on Earth?"

"I was a school teacher."

"Go right through those pearly gates. Next! And what did you do on Earth?"

"I was a musician."

"Go around the side, up the freight elevator, through the kitchen ..."

8/20/2009 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Mother Clucker said...

Aunt Bea here! I have a few jokes myself to raise your morale!

Q: What does new age music sound like played backwards?
A: New age music.

Q: What happens when you play "the blues" backwards?
A: Your wife comes back to you, your dog returns to life and you get out of prison.

Q: What happens when you play country western music backwards?
A: You get your pickup truck back, your dog returns to life, and you get back your job at the car wash.

Q: What happens when you play Beethoven backwards?
A: He decomposes.

8/20/2009 02:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Sour puss said...

Aunt Bea again, I almost forgot! To that girl in 3 or 5 or wherever the hell they sent her...

I got yo ass sucker!!

That's all folks!

8/20/2009 02:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the same mentality of GO's. If a PO violates one its suspension time, when an exempt violates one its merely a guideline to which they could have or could not have followed.


TYPICAL.

Cannot wait until my idols are due in at the airport ... lets see how that flies!!

8/20/2009 02:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Excempts er, Exceptions should be allowed to do this kind of thing. Not a big deal. They didn't accept gratuities or free stuff. And it's not like they stole a bag of trail mix and if they did at least it's healthy for ya! I mean did she punch a poor old handicapped guy in a wheelchair on the tarmac? Give a sista a break! Did she chase the Rocket/Piano Duo to Elgin and shoot them, NOT! Until she pistol whips her way onto the airfield, she's A-OK by me!

8/20/2009 02:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Oh, Bob! said...

"I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'." -- Bob Newhart

8/20/2009 02:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't Ruth on the "crack" Michigan Ave. Detail in the '90s?

8/20/2009 02:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Wild about Harry said...

"My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference." -- Harry S Truman

My new favorite President.

8/20/2009 02:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Waaa, I'm Rich and Misunderstood said...

"It's really hard to make a living as a musician. It's almost impossible." -- Billy Joel

Yeah, OK!

8/20/2009 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous So who's this Voltron guy? said...

"Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung." --Voltaire (1694-1778)

8/20/2009 02:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Psst! Al's got no rhythm said...

Albert Einstein (1879-1955), German born physicist; he lived in the US after 1933 in Princeton, New Jersey, Einstein played violin in a string quartet. He thoroughly enjoyed it, but the other musicians were less enthusiastic. One of the other players confided, "He can't count."

8/20/2009 02:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CLOUT RULES!!!

This media piece clearly shows that the spin machine, I mean Democratic Machine, is already busy righting this very MINOR transgression.

8/20/2009 02:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Tarmac Ruthie said...

You may be right
I may be crazy
But it just may be a lunatic you're looking for
It's too late to fight
It's too late to change me
You may be wrong for all I know
But you may be right

8/20/2009 03:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The politically heavy commander got onto the field by stating she was part of a security detail for them. Unfortunately the Secret Service was also there on a guard detail for a high ranking government official and caught the Commander in a lie. They were the ones who turned her in and beefed. Hard to sweep that under the carpet. Feds trump an Alderman.

8/20/2009 04:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ginger, Ginger please pick up the telephone. I need a favor. Why aren't you answering, I need you.

8/20/2009 04:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Her career was like a rocketman and now is a candle in the wind

8/20/2009 04:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do not forget that the Education & Training Division is part of the Bureau of Professional Standards. Great example of professional standards.

8/20/2009 04:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds personal with you.

8/20/2009 04:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you do something really stupid, nothing seems to happen to you but when you are out there doing your job as a police officer, that is when you get into shit. SHIT= car chases, complaints, fights, foot chases, shootings, car accidents, and many other on the job problems. Basically, do you job and you get screwed but do something really dumb gets you nothing. This is the only job in the world where the harder you work, the more trouble you get into. You gotta love this job!

8/20/2009 04:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This is supposed to be where we teach the new kids how to dress . . "

------

Do they teach them how to wear the 87 different silly uniforms available?

8/20/2009 05:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is just an example of the arrogance of some of these exempts!

Hey Weis!!! . . get together with Daley and get rid OF HALF of these bastards making over $140,000 a year.

They are ROBBING the taxpayers blind.

8/20/2009 05:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

None, disciplinary action taken against her.

8/20/2009 05:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two sets of rules...but go out and be a warrior, lol.

8/20/2009 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ruthie is no dummy.

By now getting Brust involved, who can investigate this mess. Maybe Weiss now and he will protect His best man Brust.

And Brust will make sure that his daily lunch buddy Cuello is ok just like he did for her with the gun case. How could Brust investigate her when they are friends.

She even gave tickets to the brother of the newly promoted ADS of Special Functions who is also at the Academy.

It all stinks. Ruth tried to kiss so much ass with free tickets to cover herself for her gross negligence that she involved too many important people to ensure nothing would happen to her. Pretty smart Ruthie!

I would love to be a recruit at one of her classes on not taking gratuities and honesty and look her in the eye knowing she is full of shit!

8/20/2009 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Question:

Does Ruthie have to declare the concert tickets on her next ethics statement??

What about Aunt Bea and FBI Brust?

Was Masters really there as people are saying around the Academy?

8/20/2009 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing will happen.

8/20/2009 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as the ethic's go, I would leave that alone. How many police officer's accept a free meal every day? Not that I care, I think that they earned or are owed it. If I owned a business, I would make sure that police officer's received a free meal, my civic duty. Right? My choice as a business person?

My point is this, do not preach ethic's and then go to McDonald's, Costco, et al, and say that that is right to get what you want free, as many do, and say that the commander at the academy, and do not get me wrong, she was wrong with what she did, is teaching ethic's, if so, not many people are listening at the academy, might I say, much longer than she has been there. Some would say it is systemic.


=======

When was the last time a meal at McDonalds cost $200 per Big Mac? And Ruthie accepts at least 4 tickets (her, her date, Bea and Brust). You're comparing apples and some very expensive oranges.

Plus, the coppers didn't break in through the back door and sit in the manager's office until someone got him his Big Mac.

Accept that fact that Ruthie violated a shitload of regulations and acted inappropriately. Knock her back to Lt and move on. Same for Bea. Brust? How do you punish a civilian former fed?

8/20/2009 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The real question is why isn't she stripped? You would get stripped if you were caught drinking in your own backyard and this clout hack gets to stay a Commander of training after committing multiple felonies. Thanks Ginger

8/20/2009 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is clearly an abuse of power. this goes beyond getting a break on a meal while on duty. this incident reeks of priviledge. nothing commands less respect than a bosses that cant walk what he preaches! before you become '' a leader of men/women'' you should learn how to lead.using your rank as a power play to see 2 old crusty rockers is wrong...no matter how you slice it.

8/20/2009 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my former hri is an army colonel. Why not put him in charge of the school house. Then again just a PO that has lead troops in combat.

8/20/2009 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Badge 714 said...

Ruthie IS teaching the kids ethics....The Chicago Way!
Nothing to see here folks, move along.
The only one who my get screwed here will be the lowly officer that unlocked the gate onto the field for her!

8/20/2009 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Standards ...No Compromise"-Semper Fi

8/20/2009 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How appropriate that I received a letter from the ETHICS RESOURCE CENTER re: City of Chicago Compliance and Intergrity Survey. I was supposedly randomly selected to participate in the survey. My responses will help enhance the professional standards throughout the City of Chicago and help the City understand how your organization "compares to other employers in the U.S." After taking the survey I felt good about being as truthful as possible about how corrupt this City and organization is, but I just realized, most organizations are just as corrupt and the City will probably be ranked average in its ethical behavior.

8/20/2009 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The most interesting aspect of this entire incident to me, is the willingness of the Chicago Police Department rank and file, to step forward and run to air their dirty laundry to the media. That's the new CPD.

In years past, anyone who would reach out to a Fran Spielman, Chuck Goudie, Rick Savini or Pam Zekman would be perceived as an untrustworthy, non stand up individual and a pariah to work with.

Not anymore, you pussies whine, and bitch and moan about shit that's really none of your concern. You are patrolmam, police officers. You dont write procedure or policy. You took the job knowing you'd be dealing in shit, human and otherwise for a career. You agreed to follow a chain of command. They have rankings in the PD. Sergeants, Lt's, Captains and exempts dont take orders from police officers. Now all thats changed.

You dont like a policy, lets blog about it. You are so fucking thick, that you think certain reporters and columnists are your ombudsman, that they'll carry your water for you and change department policy for you.

Has any of that happened as a result of your dropping dimes to the media? Fact of the matter is that you're chumps. You allow the media to exploit you, thinking they will make your life better. Guess what, you're nothing but fodder for them, they're getting paid to publicize your misery.

Your lot hasn't changed a bit as a result of it. But you sit back and cheer Kass. You fuckers ought to wake up, seriously. You're deluding yourself.

The exempts in the Department will continute to do whatever they please. And you, as the blue shirts will never be able to change it. So if you knew all that going in, what do you think you're going to accomplish whining about J-Fed or Aunt Bea, or the Academy Commander or anyone else?
Frankly, all of this makes you look kind of stupid.

8/20/2009 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

None

8/20/2009 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got clout what you about.

8/20/2009 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Webster and Masters voted for Obama

8/20/2009 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Slim...

oh, and just for the hell of it: "MIKE MASTERS!!!"

8/20/2009 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Different rules for those over 6ft tall...the air must be better up there.

8/20/2009 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My point is this, do not preach ethic's and then go to McDonald's, Costco, et al, and say that that is right to get what you want free, as many do, and say that the commander at the academy, and do not get me wrong, she was wrong with what she did, is teaching ethic's, if so, not many people are listening at the academy, might I say, much longer than she has been there. Some would say it is systemic.

8/20/2009 01:04:00 AM

You have obviously missed the entire point due to your head being up someone's ass.

8/20/2009 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I WONDER IF I CAN GET AWAY WITH THE SAME WHEN THE WIGGLES COME TO TOWN....

8/20/2009 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fox32 Blows Another One ???
i guess not, they agree with you agenda this time.

8/20/2009 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am simply just tired of the silly ass smoke screen that the city does by making us fill out those stupid fucking ethic statements!!!!!! I am a simple copper with no clout who sometimes gets some overtime and if I am lucky a day or two of special a month to supplement my income. (I got over 20 yrs on.) I do not own any company that does business with the city. Make it a law that if you do any outside business with the city that you have to fill one out every year and LEAVE ME THE FUCK ALONE. It is bullshit. What percentage of city employees does that statement even apply to? Is there not a simpler way of addressing that issue? The idea that everyone has to submit is dictatorial government at its finest. YOU WILL ALL SUBMIT, JAH!

8/20/2009 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GINGO-garbage in garbage out.

8/20/2009 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why doesnt the media come out and say all the beatings and robberies inthe 44th ward are being done to homosexuals the public should know.

8/20/2009 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FOX news story is missing some facts. C'mon FOX, keep digging. Here are some clues to help you.

Double dipping (Working security while on company time)

Misuse of rank (Used Position to bully way on airfield)

Alderman (You figure that on out)

Lets see some real investigative reporting FOX.

8/20/2009 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing. DCF

8/20/2009 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true that the P.O. (affiant) on the search warrant for Aunt Bea's Condo was recently promoted (MERITORIOUSLY) to Sgt. ?
Also, I was informed he was submitted for meritorious promotion by Aunt Bea herself. Isn't that just a little bit of conflict of interest and indicative of an internal investigation by IPRA? Just Asking!
Come on J-Fed, even you can detect an odor on this deal.

8/20/2009 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd say the chances of J-Fed treating this with any sense of even handed fairness is none to ARE YOU FRICKIN SERIOUS? We must remember that we are talking about people who among the privilege of the department. Just like their counterparts in society, they fully subscribe to the DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO ideology.

We also must remember that these people are living in a true fantasy world. They believe that they got to where there at because of hard work. And how did they all get to where they are at now? Just one person is responsible and that person is Richard J. Daley.

He has treated this city as his own little kingdom ( and piggy bank) to the extent that the infestation of political hacks runs quite deep. If this were a cancer, the prognosis would be dire.

8/20/2009 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess the term "Exempt" means more than a few things with the department

8/20/2009 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...What's the over/under on J-Fed actually applying any sort of even handed discipline to a politically heavy Commander, an apparently untouchable Deputy, and his bestest buddy from the FBI? Slim? Or none?

***********************************

If true, and they took the tickets to the concert, they are in violation Rule 49 and RW is in violation Rule 50 of the Rules and Reugualions.

Look It Up.

Signed: Greg Bella's Jock Strap!!

8/20/2009 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The odds of her seeing any discipline are nil. This Department is crooked from the top down. The best thing that could happen is it would finally topple.

Some Washington D.C. organization just sent a survey about Department ethics rules and how do they apply to workers versus top management. Do you ever observe top management violating ethics rules? What a joke.

8/20/2009 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

then it sets precedence and hopefully lawsuits, lawsuits, lawsuits by police officers gettin f-cked with all the time.

Which is unfortunate. The only language these goofs understand is that of the lawsuit. Fairness and even handedness are words that are not in an exempts dictionary. The only thing they must avoid is embarrassing Daley or anyone of rank above them. At their level it's every man for themselves.

If they were on the Titanic, they would be the ones dressing in women's clothes to get on the life boats.

8/20/2009 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back LTC Garry Shanckel USMC BEst ever!! Dont we have a PO in our ranks like him??? If you cant run with the troops how can you lead???

8/20/2009 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Transportation Security Administration says because Wedster was escorted by somone with the clearance to be there, it did not amount to a violation of any federal security regulations.

So as far as the TSA was concerned, the matter was dropped.

But it recently came to the attention of the Police Department which is now investigating reports that Wedster and others may have violated department regulations.

YOU THINK

8/20/2009 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

j fart you are a fucking joke!!!

8/20/2009 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Let's make this the most commented on post in history"....Why? Did someone get killed, robbed of their star and gun when they were in a crash or put in jail unjustly? fuck you cocksucker. Why don't you just challenge her to a fight and get it over with. Fraid she'll win? You got so much time on your hands. Have you sent any cards to Densey yet? Didn't think so. This blogs not irrelevant, you are.

8/20/2009 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My point is this, do not preach ethic's and then go to McDonald's, Costco, et al, and say that that is right to get what you want free, as many do, and say that the commander at the academy, and do not get me wrong

Normally I would agree. However, there is a diffenence here. If a boss pulls something like Wedster did, the only thing the rank and file could do is bitch about it.

If a P.O. does it, those at the rank of Wedster could and routinily do, initiate the discinlinary process.

8/20/2009 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's obligatory rimjob.

8/20/2009 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me and the rest of the brass are UNTOUCHABLE!!!! So move on you p.o. losers...... Ruth Wedster AND Sophie Straka


P.S. Ginger will fix this watch and see.

8/20/2009 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing will happen some other late breaking news about some lowly patrolman will headline and push this back into the recesses of the public mind. And it probably will be leaked to the media by an exempt.

8/20/2009 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

media, investigate the matter and report the facts , not what you're getting spoon fed.

8/20/2009 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Slim? It's fucking anorexic. Ethiopian famine type slim.
Two-dimensional type slim. i.e. ain't nothin' gonna happen.

8/20/2009 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

None.

Because they have clout this will all be written off as a misunderstanding. Once again people with clout can break the rules with impunity, while the rest of the city workers get fucked.

Thanks for making the rest of us, who worked hard to get where we are and deserve respect, feel like pieces of shit.

J-Pud better be using the "Cozzi style of disciplinary procedure" otherwise anyone who ever has gotten disciplined, including Cozzi himself, has one hell of a lawsuit.

Masters

8/20/2009 09:45:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

I offer no comment on this Wedster/Brust/Cuello thread. However, "anonymous" 2:25 AM's attempt at sarcasm at Bill Cozzi's expense is as funny as childhood leukemia:

"...did she punch a poor old handicapped guy in a wheelchair on the tarmac?"

Get this through your thick fuckin' skull, 2:25 AM. The mutt was able-bodied with no handicap whatsoever. When he started reeking havoc in the E-R, a wheelchair was close by. A wheelchair has rails for cuffs plus mobility in moving the raging drunk about.

I have posted on the vicious "FEDERAL CASE" persecution of Bill by this sadistic, psychopathic "New Broom" WEISel elsewhere.

Under the unique circumstances of this debacle, before anyone criticizes Cozzi, tell us how YOU would have handled this Catch-22 situation. What happened in that E-R didn't even qualify as a "tune-up", let alone a "wood shampoo" or a "West Side Beatdown" It yielded effective results with no injuries sustained by the mutt.

I phoned AUSA Scott Drury who prosecuted Cozzi. He refused to comment on why Bill is being housed in Oakdale FCI (1,000 miles away from home, family and friends) rather than the minimum security level satellite dormitory camp in Oxford, WI. while the appeal is pending before the Seventh Circuit.

In an alloted 15 minute phone conversation, Bill called me last night. Oakdale is "awful". Unlike me, Bill does not use profanity. The name "Jody Weis" was not even mentioned. He is the sole police officer and "Northerner" confined among a racially diverse inmate population overwhelmingly comprised of convicted traffickers in narcotics.

Again, Bill said your mail, no matter how brief, gives him strength. His address follows:

William Cozzi #40222-424
FCI Oakdale
P.O. Box 5000
Oakdale, LA 71463

8/20/2009 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did "Celtic Consulting" get the backstage private security gig? Hmmmm.Using a city vehicle while off duty to escort these people to their hotel for your personal gain?Hmmmm.

8/20/2009 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"My point is this, do not preach ethic's and then go to McDonald's, Costco, et al, and say that that is right to get what you want free..."

When did this start up? The only free meal I've ever gotten was the one that a table full of grandma types picked up me and my partner's check.
You have missed the fact that the majority of our lunches get interrupted by some dipshit with a completely ignorant question, or my favorite, when some dipshit has to rant about the last cop he/she encountered. Can you tell me the last time your lunch, while working especially, was interrupted by a complete stranger looking for an answer or wanting to complain about something that you had nothing to do with?

8/20/2009 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the same exempt wearing a Hat 3 sizes too small doing the Taking the Oath Streaming Video. Babbling away about how Officers should be beyond reproach& conduct themselves in keeping w/ their sacred duty. Fitting Huh???

8/20/2009 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless SCC. Without this blog, another Exempt abuse of power would have been swept under the rug.

8/20/2009 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you do something really stupid, nothing seems to happen to you but when you are out there doing your job as a police officer, that is when you get into shit. SHIT= car chases, complaints, fights, foot chases, shootings, car accidents, and many other on the job problems. Basically, do you job and you get screwed but do something really dumb gets you nothing. This is the only job in the world where the harder you work, the more trouble you get into. You gotta love this job!

___________________________________

You are right! The harder you work to take the criminals off the street the more trouble you get into. I watched the news last night with the car chase and shooting. The citizen only sees a small piece of the puzzle but is ready to judge. The news also pointed out that some of her details where way off. It is only going to get worse for the citzens of Chicago before it gets better. (A lot worse)
Also, why are all the northsiders crying about robberies. Why don't they bitch about all the crime that happens on the west and south sides.

8/20/2009 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who are the idiots that keep posting bullshit quotes from washed up rock stars and their cheesie music lyrics.....get a fucking life will ya!

8/20/2009 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You watched the report, the deal is done, covered. The report painted this goof as a fan, kind of like in "Bye Bye Birdie". I didn't see or hear anything in the report that talked about her working security or Celtic Consulting or anything. This way, the Department can portray her as an overaged groupie and forget about any personnel violations regarding her using her uniform and rank to be compensated working for a private concern. You lose again.

8/20/2009 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i heard that when they went into the airport, they all took the bullets out of their guns because they were getting heavy, so no rules broken. there is no way that she came from my loins.

8/20/2009 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous H H HOLMES said...

I heard that one of the training units squads was involved in a minor fender bender late in the evening and THAT was the thing that swung the spot light on the whole caper.

To the goof complaining about a blue shirt being given a free small java or donut - STFU

Most of the sharper business people conducting this business in an area with a crime rate only slightly lower than that of Beirut, actually like having police around.
Kind of obvious in retrospect to the whimpering yupsters in Lincoln Park who are now the meat for the animals. Maybe complaining about the cops all those years, motivating them to seek coffee elsewhere, so they wouldn't be interrupted by your bitching about the parking valets has earned you an unsafe area.
Welcome to the game, its not like the reality shows you watch, you don't get voted off by other self indulgent wieners, you get beat, ripped off, fucked or killed.
Decide your your level of involvement.
Or call Da mayor, oh wait, he's not taking calls.
Too busy with lining up the Olympics for your entertainment.

8/20/2009 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

None, they may make it appear that some days were given, but they will never be taken out of the big paycheck.

8/20/2009 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Definitely NONE

8/20/2009 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE LEAST THEY NEED TO DO IS REMOVE HER FROM THE ACADEMY SPOT. YO NEED SOMEONE IN THAT SPOT THAT IS X-MILITARY OR CURRENT MILITARY.

8/20/2009 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe aunt Bea is the coke connect in chicago for the rockers. Let's face it, that shit ia lyng all around her house. Ooops, I mean her rented properties.

8/20/2009 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CAN I GET ANOTHER EVENT NUMBER?

8/20/2009 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF THIS WAS A P.O. , THEY WOULD BE HUNG OUT TO DRY AND IN CALL BACK AT THIS MOMENT.

8/20/2009 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wedster, no outstanding police officer by any means, has always been Heavy with the corrupt 19th Ward, and Alder-skank Ginger Rugai. Wedster, and her family on the job and off, have always been taken care of via CLOUT, period, NOT any from any deserved meritoriousgood police work performance and any position earned. This is what is wrong with this city in a nutshell, everything is corrupt politics. This City is a JOKE...

8/20/2009 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again, poor judgement and the double - standard in enforcing the rules and regulations of the Department impartially, from our upper Command Ranks. This conduct would not be tolerated in professional law enforcement agencies, only here, where it's a common, weekly occurrance.

8/20/2009 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Aunt Bea, what is going on with her investigation?

8/20/2009 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exempts run the Dept. like Stalin ran Russia. Complete double Standards, and if you don't like it, off to the Gulag...

8/20/2009 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

none, exempts are not bound to rules of normal men

8/20/2009 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS DEPT IS RUN BY WANNABES AND THE COUT HEAVY STUPID FOLKS THAT THINK THEY KNOW SOMETHING. YOU DONT HAVE TO LOOK FAR TO SEE THE POS THAT ARE IN OUR RANKS THAT HAVE HIGH RANK IN THE MILITARY. WHY ARENT THEY IN COMMAND. THEY HAVE PROVEN THEMSELVES IN COMBAT AND ARE GREAT GUYS AND GALS BUT THE POWERS THAT BE ARE AFRAID OF THEM. THE NYPD COMMISH IS A RET COLONEL IN THE USMC RESV. GEE YOU THINK HE LEARNED SOMETHING ABOUT BEING A LEADER IN THE CORPS????- SEMPER FI

8/20/2009 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Need a Commander then try some of the over 300 POs that have deployed in the GWOT.

8/20/2009 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Academy should have a Library by state law

8/20/2009 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gragabe In...Garbage Out and we wonder why the Hair gels dont do anything. They are being Lead by example.

8/20/2009 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm all right with it, if when I do the same thing, nothing happens to me.

8/20/2009 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Little or nothing will be done. From my experience, IAD will conduct an investigation and the file will go straight to the superintendent. Exempts have been accused of far worse, the case sustained and nothing was done.

8/20/2009 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aunt Bea is nothing but an arrogant a-hole. Let's face it, she knows and we know that she's untouchable.

8/20/2009 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ethics policies of the police department do not exist. A past superintendent had a sergeant whose full time job was to arrange freebes for him. This sergeant worked in the 1st district office as a community relations sergeant.

8/20/2009 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NYPD Kelly received his Commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in 1963. In 1965, he went to the Republic of Vietnam with the 2nd Battalion 1st Marines. As a First Lieutenant in Vietnam, Kelly led troops in battle for most of his 12 months in country, including participation in Operation Harvest Moon. NOW THATS A REAL LEADER!!! MANY POs FIT THIS BILL IN THE RANKS OF THE CPD.

8/20/2009 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again an exempt member violates FEDERAL,I REPEAT,FEDERAL LAW and not a damn thing will happen.
To the jack-hole that compares this to a free burger or a cup of coffee: wake up you clueless.F@*k head. And look at the BIG picture. your probably the same idiot who complains about the lack of police service,terrified about the "crime wave" in Lincoln Park. The wolves have realized where the sheep are and there ain't enough shepards to go around. Don't blame the men and women who place them selves in harms way everyday.
This department is permeated with sh@t,corruption and double standards.
It starts at city hall runs thru the wards ,then city services and ends up at your door step.
you already know this but instead you taking somesort of action you blame the nearest scapegoat.
Well guess what Chicago,if that LITTLE dust up on Leland that you call a riot has got you nervous,you'd better hang on to your knickers cause I promise,this is just the beginning and it's only gonna get worse.
By the time this happens Jodi and King Dick will have hot-footed outta here with the lootand left us all standing amongst the rubble.
"BURN HOLLYWOOD,BURN!!"

8/20/2009 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE Fat Dump and Clout Heavy 31 Flavors will always beat real leadership qualifications in Shitcago. As a O331 in the Corps I just laugh. Im here for my second pension. Just look at the word Exempt. What are real leaders exempt from in the real world. Then again we are an Olympic Class city.

8/20/2009 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep believing your own BS Ray Hamilton

8/20/2009 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a few short months ago we had a 15 year old kid in a police uniform pose as the police for almost an entire tour before someone realized he wasn't really the police. The media had a field day with that one for weeks. So, how can the TSA, Weis and the media just dismiss Wedster entering federally restricted land while armed with a gun as "no big deal" when she might have been an imposter who could have killed two musical icons?

Do the names "John Lennon" and "Dimebag Darrell" ring a bell? Yes... crazy people DO shoot and kill popular musicians! It doesn't surprise me that nobody in the media remembers this.

The TSA employee who allowed the breach should be fired. Wedster should do the right thing and retire... or resign, depending on her age.



.

8/20/2009 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well im gonna say this if it was a brother his a$$ wud of beenin a district the next day as a lieutenant, not bein racist but it is what it is..! thats how they do, obvioulsy she connected, so nothings gonna fricken happen...!
This department is so phukd up..! Only certain rules apply 4 certain people..! P.O's please be careful bcuz they dont apply to you..!

8/20/2009 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Send it to moprah

8/20/2009 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic, but Looking at the FOP website shows that the former airport commander has pulled the pin. Did he ever return from the medical?

8/20/2009 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CRIME RATE IS DOWN!
JUST KIDDING! LOL LOL LOL

8/20/2009 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah...those little pesky things we commonly call ethics, you remember..that online course we were all supposed to take? I guess to some on our department, ethics are just suggestions.

8/20/2009 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALL corrupt, each and every one of em, double standards everywhere, what a joke..

8/20/2009 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did I miss getting Cozzi's address? Is he allowed to get anything sent to him besides mail?

8/20/2009 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are No Leaders in the Ranks about PO on the CPD just the Clout heavy goofs. Thank God we have never had a serious inccident here

8/20/2009 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

slim

8/20/2009 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

I think were actually giving too much credit to J-Pud being anything other then a glorified puppet for his supreme midget, Shortshank. He can't even tie his wingtips in the morning with out clearing through the king.

Hey J-Pud, there's an old saying about lying down with dogs your going to get fleas... I know, your totally confused... I rest my case.

8/20/2009 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous The Walrus and the Carpenter said...

I mean c'mon, how old are these exempt chumps? Oh my God! I just met Billy Joel and Sir Elton John! Do you think they liked me!? Losers. I don't know about Billy boy, but The Rocket Man doesn't exactly strike me as a pro-police type of guy. These two dames just showed their lack of maturity. What are they, 9 years old? Grow the fuck up ladies. I heard Deputy Dugan is a big fan of Carrot Top. Is he gonna badge his way to a meeting with another demi-god next? If you bump into some celebrity you like at a bar or wherever and strike up a conversation then fine. Going out of your way, like they did, just goes to show that they got too much time on there hands. Now, if Chuck Norris was at the airport it would be more understandable. After all, he is Walker: Texas Ranger.

8/20/2009 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Barney said...

Anonymous said...
Who's Aunt Bea??

8/20/2009 12:52:00 AM

Andy Taylor's aunt.

8/20/2009 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The politically heavy commander got onto the field by stating she was part of a security detail for them. Unfortunately the Secret Service was also there on a guard detail for a high ranking government official and caught the Commander in a lie. They were the ones who turned her in and beefed. Hard to sweep that under the carpet. Feds trump an Alderman.

8/20/2009 04:04:00 AM

It makes no difference she is "exempt" doing whatever she wants,she calls ginger and all is forgotten!

8/20/2009 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous J-Fed said...

Here's is what will happen.

The completed investigation will determine, that in fact, Ruthie was there with her entorouge in an official capacity, as the dignatery protection detail. That this is a big missunderstanding, and that the detail lasted untill EJ and BJ were on the plane out of town. The detail included the concert venue too.

For the outstanding job by the detail they will receive the Special Comendation Award.

Thanks for a job well done!

8/20/2009 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now testifying for the defense: Sir Elton John entering to the tunes of the Piano-man.

8/20/2009 02:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mike masters
aunt bea
burger queen

need i say more

8/20/2009 02:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares? Anybody who is on this job knows the rules..... both sets. This is Chicago the most corrupt city in America.
Remember the Old Man Daley adage "we don't talk to nobody nobody sent."
Deal with the politics, get some clout, or quit the fucking job.
I really think we should be concentrating on the fact that we are not going to get any raises or retro pay. Obviously vindictiveness is the order of the day. Two wrongs do not make a right.

8/20/2009 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Mathew Brady said...

Slim:

Public handslap/reprimand a few days doled out and some nameless guy who let them through gets hammered.

Also slimly possible:

Ignoring it, and when it comes up issue some ambiguous statements about it being handled internally and there was action taken blahblahblah,,,which will not be revealed.

No chance: Fair discipline handed out for those in the circle or not.

8/20/2009 02:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

None, if based on recent past history.

8/20/2009 02:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

44th said...
Was Alderman Tunney there?
I hear he is a big fan.

8/20/2009 01:34:00 AM


he was in the rear

8/20/2009 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ot--GREAT arrests by 022 mids--burglary at ridge country club

8/20/2009 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Ruthie had to be a big shot didn't ya? You had to open up your mouth. You had to be a big shot didn't ya? All your friends were so knocked out. You had to have the white hot spot light you had to be a big shot that night.

Woh oh woh oh woh oooooo!

8/20/2009 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,
You slay me with your wit, wisdom and acumen when you put the screws to these high level retards ! Well done !

8/20/2009 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My point is this, do not preach ethic's and then go to McDonald's, Costco, et al, and say that that is right to get what you want free,

***********
Let me tell you something, not every officer, or even every boss is out putting the arm on people for free stuff... I personally DO NOT WANT ANY... by the same token, there are times when YOU CAN'T GET them to take your money to pay for something... I prefer to leave it as a tip or whatever...and really, I don't go back...as I said, I don't want anything for free... I have absolutely no qualms about teaching or speaking about ethics to anyone... don't assume every officer is unethical..

8/20/2009 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW, encroaching on an active runway IS a FAA violation punishable by fine and imprisonment. Ruthie should be done as commander.

8/20/2009 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are just as bad as the media, attacking other coppers on here. you should be ashamed, adding fuel to the fire.

8/20/2009 04:21:00 PM  
Blogger Phil Schitz here said...

Leave Ruth alone. She was a good copper.

There won't be any disciplinary action.

8/20/2009 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Mr. Whitefolks said...

Nothing will happen. Too many politically connected people are attached to this; there will be banter here about it for a short time, and then Mealer, or Roti, or one of the Cmdrs out in the rough districts will misdirect our attention, and this incident will be swept under the proverbial 'rug', as it were.
Nothing will ever change, until Daley is run out of town in 2011.
Change I want to believe in!

8/20/2009 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: A positive story about some fellow officers.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-chicago-police-awardsaug20,0,3546237.story

8/20/2009 05:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The Excempts er, Exceptions should be allowed to do this kind of thing. Not a big deal. They didn't accept gratuities or free stuff. And it's not like they stole a bag of trail mix and if they did at least it's healthy for ya! I mean did she punch a poor old handicapped guy in a wheelchair on the tarmac? Give a sista a break! Did she chase the Rocket/Piano Duo to Elgin and shoot them, NOT! Until she pistol whips her way onto the airfield, she's A-OK by me!

8/20/2009 02:25:00 AM

@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
Actually she (Wedster) and most of her entourage that went to the airport did so on the company dime, with company cars and used an on duty officer as their driver!

Heard Fox News was trying to catch her leaving work yesterday but she slipped out another door and had someone driver her home.
Hey News media, there are more than one exit door at the academy.

8/20/2009 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ATTENTION



S.C.C.\MAKE A POST
""""WORST/BEST"""
BOSSES TO WORK FOR
FROM SERGEANTS UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8/20/2009 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I fail to understand how it is stated that no laws were broken by Wedster and her crew.

Did they not go onto an airfield unauthorized armed with weapons?

Did they not steal from the city by doing this on duty with city vehicles?

Aren't both of those actions against the law?

8/20/2009 05:19:00 PM  
Blogger SOAP said...

soap box

8/20/2009 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing will happen !!!!!

That's the reason they have the title "Exempt".

Don't do as I do, do as I say !!!!

8/20/2009 05:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As usual..."nothing to see here folks... Move along." Ruth & Aunt Bea can't be touched.

8/20/2009 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On one hand we as police are afforded certain benefits because of our occupation. And since others besides police read this I wont get into them.

8/20/2009 01:12:00 AM

You mean "Free Illegal Parking" and your badge bunny, and "Free Meals to improve Response time to certain establishments" and shit like that?


Oh...the Public knows about this stuff.

and we are tired of the attitude that you are "OWED" this by virtue of wearing the badge.

I wear a badge in Michigan.......was a PO in Detroit for a wonderful 3 years and some change and then Lateraled over to Southwest Michigan as a Public Safty Officer in Kalamzoo (Fire/Police all in one with some EMT training).

You only deserve your Paycheck for an Honest Days Work. I'm sorry you don't have a contract...and that the Mayor is a Crook...But Do your job.

And if there are issues........grieve them...file suit...file charges.

Step up and act like Men/Women.

Or shut up.

8/20/2009 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She does what she wants and when she wants. Sick to watch.

8/20/2009 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NONE

8/20/2009 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Query for ya'all...

Is it possible to File a Class Action "Creating a Hostile Workplace Environment" Lawsuit for the behaviors of the Exempts and Mayor?

8/20/2009 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Questions, who was the credentialed person who got her on the field? Who was in the detail from the academy that went along with Ruth on the escort detail to Wrigley from the Midway? If this was not an authorized detail cleared through what ever unit is suppose to do these things, who knew about it and who authorized it?

Brust, you are in charge of the Bureau of PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS and the ACADEMY. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? My bet is nothing.

8/20/2009 06:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you're overreaching on this one. In our city, airports are patrolled and secured by police divisions located at the airports. Granted, the guys assigned there have some specialized training and wear FAA issued credentials while on the property. The rest of us who may respond to their calls for assistance, disasters, motorcycle escorts, etc. do not and we certainly wouldn't go unarmed or yield to some TSA flunky. You may not like the commander but if she's a police commander and wants to enter the airport armed or unarmed she sure ought to be able to do so. Especially if it's a location where police officers are assigned posts.

Her aquisition of the tickets is really between her and whoever gave them to her. I doubt she strongarmed anyone for them and absent some quid pro quo, who cares?

8/20/2009 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This is just an example of the arrogance of some of these exempts!

Hey Weis!!! . . get together with Daley and get rid OF HALF of these bastards making over $140,000 a year.

They are ROBBING the taxpayers blind.

8/20/2009 05:39:00 AM


Daley won't do shit, he's busy gettin his pay-to-Play Kickbacks...

8/20/2009 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil Schitz here said...
Leave Ruth alone. She was a good copper.

There won't be any disciplinary action.

8/20/2009 04:54:00 PM

I'll put my list of CB #'s up against hers anytime.

8/20/2009 07:51:00 PM  
Blogger OLD*6970 said...

nothing will happen to them,
hope i am wrong...

8/20/2009 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Most of the sharper business people conducting this business in an area with a crime rate only slightly lower than that of Beirut, actually like having police around.
Kind of obvious in retrospect to the whimpering yupsters in Lincoln Park who are now the meat for the animals. Maybe complaining about the cops all those years, motivating them to seek coffee elsewhere, so they wouldn't be interrupted by your bitching about the parking valets has earned you an unsafe area.
Welcome to the game, its not like the reality shows you watch, you don't get voted off by other self indulgent wieners, you get beat, ripped off, fucked or killed.
Decide your your level of involvement. "

---Exactly!!!

8/20/2009 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
ATTENTION

S.C.C.\MAKE A POST
""""WORST/BEST"""
BOSSES TO WORK FOR
FROM SERGEANTS UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8/20/2009 05:16:00 PM
-------
jeeze, grow up

8/20/2009 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Query for ya'all...

Is it possible to File a Class Action "Creating a Hostile Workplace Environment" Lawsuit for the behaviors of the Exempts and Mayor?

8/20/2009 06:26:00 PM

The "hostile working environment" claim only comes into play in cases such as racial and sexual harrassment. It does not come into play just because our bosses are pompous a--holes.

8/20/2009 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am one baffled Sgt who works O' Hare my one allotted slot a month. To get into the "secure area" for full uniformed on duty job, for the designated tour only; I must pick up my bright red laminated O'hare Bt 3110 tag, and wear it for all to see. No TSA will allow me or any sworn Cpd past the TSA check points without it and authorization to actually be working there. Only blue tagged (federally approved aviation tags) allow any Cpd officer to go onto a airplane if needed or on the ground past the boarding area to planes or runways.
We all have been told since the 1ST day, if you go into an area you are not authorized you will be pulled out, written up(CR#) and never work the airport(s) again. As for this old Sgt and the police officers that have worked with me the past several years, we have never violated the federal rules/Cpd rules in place...so I guess only white shirt Sgts and blue shirts must follow the letter of the law while we continue to be on terrorist alert status. No big surprise, I am mortified by the white shirts above me all the way to the top on an almost daily basis. I am thank God, not in real need of any of their supervision.

8/20/2009 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Step up and act like Men/Women.

Or shut up.

8/20/2009 06:16:00 PM"


Lateral over to by dere and say dat.

8/20/2009 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This lady has single handedly gutted each section of the Academy and the slaughter continues as the clueless, spineless ADS sits by. She usually walks around the place constantly but since this broke she has either been hiding in her office or not showing up for work altogether. I hope she gets dumped just so I can see her beloved range sergeant D. B. nose cram right into her rather large A@$, the gutless twerp that he is.

8/20/2009 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an outrage to all "UNCLOUTED" coppers.

I have seen plenty of this two-tier discplinary Bullshit over the years. I have also seen plenty of good working "UNCLOUTED" coppers take heavy time and get fired for much, much less.

I hope that the Superintendent begins to reform the CPD and takes accountability for running the CPD. It is high-time to take the politics out of the disciplinary and promotional processes.

Any copper doing any work for the City of Chicago is absolutely INSANE under the current conditions.

Free Cozzi!

8/20/2009 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
On one hand we as police are afforded certain benefits because of our occupation. And since others besides police read this I wont get into them.

8/20/2009 01:12:00 AM

You mean "Free Illegal Parking" and your badge bunny, and "Free Meals to improve Response time to certain establishments" and shit like that?


Oh...the Public knows about this stuff.

and we are tired of the attitude that you are "OWED" this by virtue of wearing the badge.

I wear a badge in Michigan.......was a PO in Detroit for a wonderful 3 years and some change and then Lateraled over to Southwest Michigan as a Public Safty Officer in Kalamzoo (Fire/Police all in one with some EMT training).

You only deserve your Paycheck for an Honest Days Work. I'm sorry you don't have a contract...and that the Mayor is a Crook...But Do your job.

And if there are issues........grieve them...file suit...file charges.

Step up and act like Men/Women.

Or shut up.

8/20/2009 06:16:00 PM

.......

I have property in Michigan outside of Kalamazoo. The coppers I have met there over the years (good reasons only) are top notch. You are obviously the exception. Nobody in Chicago feels they are owned something.

8/20/2009 08:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The Academy should have a Library by state law

8/20/2009 11:45:00 AM

.....

And a reproduction room. (To copy training materials you perverts, not that kind of reproduction) If you need something copied you have to request it through 35th st and wait a week or 2 for it to come back. Its not like we have guest instructors or last minute scheduling changes. Why would a School need a coping room anyway?

8/20/2009 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to comment on the recent rash of robberies on the North Side.When is the media going to call them what they are? HATE CRIMES,if a group of 4-5 male Whites was doing lumpings in an all Black neighborhood they'd have the National news there.I'd like to pen a new term that describes them,W..here I..s M..y E..xecutive S..hit or W.I.M.E.S for short,this is the hangover from OBAMAMANIA.It's dude saying if I don't have it,I guess I'll have to take it.It's a WIME WAVE!

8/20/2009 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You only deserve your Paycheck for an Honest Days Work. I'm sorry you don't have a contract...and that the Mayor is a Crook...But Do your job.

And if there are issues........grieve them...file suit...file charges.

Step up and act like Men/Women.

Or shut up.

8/20/2009 06:16:00 PM

You, sir or ma'am, are exactly what is missing in this city. What a breath of fresh air. I wish you were one of us, but, then again, you would really be hating life here just like the rest of us do.

8/20/2009 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, if Chuck Norris was at the airport it would be more understandable. After all, he is Walker: Texas Ranger.

8/20/2009 01:45:00 PM

Some men write their names in the snow. Chuck Norris writes his name in concrete.

Written on a porta-potty in Baghdad.

8/20/2009 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goofy Ruthie's going to get punished by being made the Commander of 022, then the ADS of the academy, and there's not a damn thing Weis, Brust, MIKE MASTERS, or anybody else can do about it.

Sincerely,
De 19th ward democrappic machine and
de orifice of the 19th ward alderman.

8/20/2009 09:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And if there are issues........grieve them...file suit...file charges.
8/20/2009 06:16:00 PM

------
LOL!

easier said than done kalamazoo

8/20/2009 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We Didnt Start the fire...
Ruthie did,
ccngrats on your promotion to ADS IAD

8/20/2009 09:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Phil Schitz here said...
Leave Ruth alone. She was a good copper.

There won't be any disciplinary action.

8/20/2009 04:54:00 PM

I'll put my list of CB #'s up against hers anytime.

8/20/2009 07:51:00 PM

--------------------------------
what's a CB#???

signed, ruth

8/20/2009 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ruth, Bea and Brust, just a girls night out.

It's nice to be immune!

8/20/2009 09:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...so spaaaced out
buh buh buh buh buh
Bennie and the Jetzzzzz

8/20/2009 09:26:00 PM  
Blogger mr taggart said...

ditto

8/20/2009 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

YOU KNOW WHAT SAD ABOUT THIS!

THIS LAME ASS EXEMPT HAS THE POWER TO FIRE AT WILL ANY OF THE RECRUITS...

NO SIT UP
TOO MANY TARDIES
WEIRD TATTOO
BROTHERS IN THE MAFIA YADDA YADDA YADDA

ISNT THAT TOO MUCH POWER FOR A NIT WIT MAY BE SHE SHOULD BE IN CHARGE OF MOTOR MAINTENANCE.

WELL J-FED ONCE AGAIN NO COMMENT FROM R FEARLESS LEADER.... A little roid rage is in order fatty.

SO MANY EXEMPTS CANT KEEP FROM STEPPING ON THEIR OWN DICKS.
LIKE MY OLD PARTNER W/ A G.E.D DEGREE USED TO SAY TOO MUCH COLLEGE NOT ENUFF COMMON SENSE!

8/20/2009 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Step up and act like Men/Women.

Or shut up.

8/20/2009 06:16:00 PM

Chicago is a place like no other. That said, you have no more business commenting about circumstances here than I would commenting about circumstances in Kalamazoo, or from where you ran away, Detroit. Until you walk a mile in our shoes asshole, try shutting up and minding the business in Michigan. I am sure there is enough for you to do up there.

Our situation is more about not having our backs protected than about the contract, although a timely finalized contract would be a deserved show of respect from the city's side of the table. Even so, we are proud men and women and we continue to step up everyday. We give 110%, but we learned that giving 120% is not appreciated by the mayor, the superintendent, or the citizens. They now have the exact type of police department they deserve. No more, no less.

So, can I get an event number squad? Masters, Masters, Masters, and Masters. Wedster, Wedster, Wedster and Wedster.

8/20/2009 09:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off topic: but this is criminal - scotland lets a terrorist go free after serving 8 yrs for killing a plane full of of passengers (US persons included) and get this they let him go because he has cancer- fuck scotland, ireland, england and the rest of those isle fuck places- they'll be speaking islam soon enough!

8/20/2009 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...This is the only job in the world where the harder you work, the more trouble you get into. You gotta love this job!"

8/20/2009 04:40:00 AM

FLASHBACK... 018th District, 1980, beat car, 1st watch, 0330 hrs, Woman screaming for help, numerous callers, near Navy Pier, nfi. Several cars respond. It's a Domestic. She wants to sign on him cuz he slapped her around. coppers standing around BSing. Who's the paper car? None of us are. Squad, who's got the paper on this? This is before we had computers.

Finally, 10 or 15 minutes later, two gray haired old-timers pull up looking like we disturbed their beauty sleep. They promptly dumped the arrest on a tact car, (yes, there's a midnight tact team in 018).

So I see one of the old-timers in the locker room after check off and I say, "man, you must have been at the other end of the city when that call came out, long as it took you to get there." I was a young hard-charger back then. His response took me aback.

He said, "Hey kid, lemme ask you something? If we went flying on that call thru red lights and shit, we could get in an accident or something, right?
I said, yeah maybe.

And if that happened, we could have gotten hurt, or maybe hurt someone else and ended up on medical and had all kinds of reports to do, and then we'd probably get sued, right?
I said, yeah possibly.

O K, beside that, you saw the boyfriend. He wanted to fight 6 or 8 coppers. Lets say we got there first. If he wanted to fight, we could've gotten hurt, right?
I said, yeah, could be.

Well, forget all that. Let's say we make the arrest. Now we've got all kinds of paperwork to do, we're not going to get our lunch, and one of us will have to go to bond court in the morning, right? And then there'll be a continuance, and I'll have to go to court another time or two, and the girlfriend won't show up and they'll toss the case, right?
I said, yeah, most likely.

So, we gave the job to the tact team, and now they're going to do all that shit, and we're going back in the hole, and we're going home after work. And after all that, on the 1st and the 16th, their check won't be any bigger than ours, right?
I said, yeah, I guess so.

And he said to me in his most indignant voice, "Well, kid, who's the fucking Dummy now?"

8/20/2009 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares???What a non issue.Did she kill Elton John or rob Billy Joel at gun point??Its great to see all the negative posts condemning her and tomorrow the same losers will be crying about how we should stick together.Before anyone throws the usual bullshit my way.....I am an uncloted PO that has worked in districts my whole career(23 years),I don't know this lady or anyone else involved.I just hate seeing what rat bitches coppers have devolved into.Save the stone throwing for the next jagoff in blue that commits malicious felonies.

8/20/2009 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ethics taught at the academy? When my son was there in '01, the commander gave his class a lecture about ethics. The very next person told them how to find a place to sleep when they were working midnights (which he put to use) and how to get past an out-of-district restaurant's rule about only giving discounts to officers from their district. I thought it might have been nice to have at least a day between the two sessions.

8/20/2009 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Step up and act like Men/Women.

Or shut up.

8/20/2009 06:16:00 PM"

HEY MICHIGAN TACKLEBERRY, IF I WANT LIP FROM SOME OUT OF STATE GUMP, I'LL RATTTLE MY ZIPPER.

8/20/2009 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

none

8/20/2009 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My point is this, do not preach ethic's and then go to McDonald's, Costco, et al, and say that that is right to get what you want free,
_____________________________________


You mean I could have been getting free stuff at Costco this whole time and I have been missing out? WTF!!!

8/20/2009 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wear a badge in Michigan.......was a PO in Detroit for a wonderful 3 years and some change and then Lateraled over to Southwest Michigan as a Public Safty Officer in Kalamzoo (Fire/Police all in one with some EMT training).


I don't usually get like this with 'fans' that read this blog Mr. I wear a badge, but you never wore one here. Most of us already agree with working for our check. Probably the same percentage as any place in the U.S.A., even the town you are a Public Safety Officer in

The difference here my friend is our citizens. I am pretty sure most of your town supports their local sherrif. Not so here. In fact a good portion of our town would like to kill one or all of us. We get a little jaded down here, so lighten up on the criticism of things you know very little of.

8/20/2009 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talk about making a mountain out of a molehill. Pleeeeeeeeeese!

8/20/2009 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NONE !!!

8/20/2009 11:02:00 PM  

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