Friday, October 30, 2009

Daley's Propaganda War

Anyone notice the sudden upsurge in anti-police stories or articles slighting the police in the media? Here's a few just from Thursday:
  • Over the last year, misconduct complaints against Chicago police officers have increased by nearly 19 percent, according to the city agency that investigates allegations from citizens.

    Much of the 18.6 percent increase in complaints received by the Independent Police Review Authority has been driven by a steep rise since March of this year, IPRA Chief Administrator Ilana Rosenzweig said.

    For most of 2008 and the first quarter of 2009, the authority was receiving about 2,300 new complaints against police every three months. But in the second and third quarters of this year the numbers jumped to 2,600 and then 2,800.

    The increase has forced the authority to deploy more investigators to fielding new cases, causing a slowdown in the rate at which investigations are completed, Rosenzweig said.

Complaints are up? That must mean the police are out of control. Again. It couldn't have anything to do with the fact that once again, IPRA will take any complaint, no matter how outrageous, and when the complaint is found to be so outrageous as to be unbelievable, there isn't any penalty to those making the false allegation.

Well, wait a second. What about this?
  • The city plans to prosecute citizens suspected of lying about police misconduct, authorities said Thursday.

    In 2004, the city started requiring citizens to sign an affidavit before they could file a complaint against an officer.

    But the city did not go after people who lied in their affidavits, fearing that would scare off legitimate complaints.

Well, that's just the police picking on those audacious enough to actually stand up to "the man" you know?

Here's a clue - if you reward bad behavior...
  • lying without consequences,
  • slaps on the wrist for battery, assault, UUW,
  • increased payouts for BS lawsuits,
  • five generations of welfare
...you're going to get more of it. Lots more. The increase of complaints is directly attributable to the lack of enforcement since 2004 . No motivation to tell the truth and no penalty for lying? Damn right you're going to get more complaints with no basis in reality.

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38 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The increase of complaints is direct evidence that the Superintendent of Police, who was handpicked by the Mayor to bring reform to the Police Dept, has failed miserably and should terminated immediately!

The Mayor should resign as well since he has proven that he is inept and unable to run the city in a fair and honorable manner.

10/30/2009 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well we got to get our arrest numbers up somehow.....

This may be the safest way rather than "sandbaggin'the ol drunk in the alley".....

Squad....hold us down on a LYING MISSION...and can I get the event number.....Get me a wagon I got one to go!

10/30/2009 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO CONTACT = NO COMPLAINT! It worked in Ohio!

10/30/2009 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

r/o has no knowledge......

10/30/2009 01:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 2004, the city started requiring citizens to sign an affidavit before they could file a complaint against an officer.

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This is ABSOLUTELY not true.

IPRA will take ANY complaint against a Chicago police officer regardless how ridiculous it may be. Since complaints can be filed in numerous ways, there is no mechanism in place to obtain the complainant's sworn affidavit and signature at the time the complaint is made.

Sworn affidavits and signatures are obtained once a complaint log number has been obtained and assigned for investigation.

I.E. no one is required to sign an affidavit before they can make a complaint against a Chicago police officer.

10/30/2009 02:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is all bs to turn the public further against us at a time when the Mayor and aldermen want to do away with our raises.

The facts are that whatever the increase, they do not go so far as to say what the increase entails. It could be a bunch of stupid made up complaints about some officer was mean to me or didn't say hi or told me to put my beer down in a harsh fashion.

If it was anything major, meaning any major allegations of misconduct then of course they would have parading it out to the media as such.

How can we survive when we have city hall against us. I am so sick of this shit I want to cry.

10/30/2009 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone get their 'report required from witness officer' for the (at least) 10 CR#'s generated LAST YEAR from election night yet? 2 of the numbers on my to/from from IPRA were hand written in, so I'm not sure exactly how many numbers I'm supposed to be a witness for.

10/30/2009 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous 007 said...

Here's an example:: the other night I stop a car husband has a warrant I take him in , 1 hour later wife shows up at the station and gets a CR on me for stealing 500 dollars out of her car lol!! It will never end until we shutdown the ghetto lottery

10/30/2009 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city plans to prosecute citizens suspected of lying about police misconduct, authorities said Thursday.

When they do prosecute it's an MCC Charge the same as a ANOV !!!!!!

10/30/2009 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

states attorneys office has said they will not prosecute signers of the affidavit found to be lying.

10/30/2009 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the ghetto they feel that with Obama in the White House they have more power and that their complaints against the evil Police will be handled in the favor of the ghetto dweller.

10/30/2009 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I received an email from Roland (dead meat) Burris yesterday. I do not know how this scumbag got my email address. Has anyone else received this self serving and unsolicited email? I hope that someone at Secretary of State did not give the address to him after I renewed my plates online. I there a governmental agency I can report this crook to?

10/30/2009 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just look at the articles written four years ago by Fran at the Sun-Times. They are almost word for word. She became Daley's mouth piece against us long ago. And the truth of the matter is that the Arbitrator could give two shits about this propaganda. The sky is not failing

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

I have gotten 3 CR #'s that happened in 07. I was at 26th ST yesterday and a buddy had gotten 2 from years ago. THAT may be the increase in CR complaints. Someone found a stack of CR's that no one did in some drawer somewhere and they have to complete them....

10/30/2009 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IPRA signs the "sworn statement" and sends it to you if you ask for it. I had it happen to me.

10/30/2009 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's gotcha, gotcha, gotcha and more gotcha.

Everyone gets prosecuted.

This is insanity.

10/30/2009 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous sgt said...

Members should not be named in the complaint when the affidavit is unsigned, period!

10/30/2009 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a Sgt who routinely handles CR#, I can say for a fact, yes there is a huge upswing in the number of beefs; but a decreasing number of most complainants wanting to sign the legal document, which holds them civilly liable to the lawsuit the officers can bring on them if the investigation reveals they are lying about the officer(s). Are they intimidated by the document?,.. Nope! Almost each admits they just didn't like the fact they were arrested, or the officer wouldn't arrest someone they "demanded be arrested",or they didn't like the officer demeanor, such as looked too stern, or smiled too much, or basically the race card pops way too much, etc etc. Why secondarily do they file beefs even if they are not going thru with them? Well, because some thug tells them the city will throw lawsuit money their way...or just to get back at the officer. I have now watched our CPS youths speeddial their complaints in before all the officers leave a scene, and set up altercations,or other phony situations to video/cell phone record incidents hoping some officers well intended response goes awry, just to beef! and yes, the beefer will get right in the officers personal space cell phone-snapping their name and star. So I continue to break down these bullshit beefs until I soon retire. But I wish the young sgts behind me would start showing some intestinal fortitude...it is the most important part of your job my fellow Sgts. Protect the people subordinate to you from all types of evil. By the way, to the public trollers, we street Sgts do not get the criminal beefs, generated by a few dozens rotten cops; rather, I speak for the moral majority of thousands of good cops just hitting the street with the best intentions day in and out. Old Sgt

10/30/2009 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More complaints! Is teh mara georges machine, with approval by eddie burkes finance committee on a roll to pay more of "our" money? Unless your an iod copper waiting for an mri,and burke denies that! maybe because they are both lawyers (liars) they take care of their friends? maybe?

10/30/2009 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MAYBE THIS IS BECAUSE YOU MR. MAYOR REFUSE TO HIRE THE AMOUNT OF POLICE TO RUN THIS CITY, THAT YOU ARE RUNNING INTO THE GROUND. YOU DEAR SIR ARE A ASS, EVEN SOME OF YOUR ALDERCREATURES DON'T LIKE YOU ANY MORE. I KNOW ONE IN PARTICULAR THAT USE TO HAVE HIS NOSE UP YOUR ASS AND YOU SCREWED SOMEONE IN HIS FAMILY.

YOUR MOTTO:
PLACE THE BLAME ON SOMEONE ELSE, I DIDN'T DO IT. I DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS GOING ON. DIS GUY WAS IN CHARGE OF THAT.

SOME DAY YOU WILL GET YOUR JUST REWARDS, AND YOU AND THE DEVIL CAN BLAME EACH OTHER.

GET OVER YOURSELF: HIRE SOME POLICE TO PROTECT US. WE, THE CITIZENS, THAT ARE FORCED TO LIVE IN THIS CITY, BECAUSE OUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER HAS TO, FEEL THAT YOU ARE NOT DOING YOUR JOB. MAYBE THERE SHOULD BE A PETITION TO OUST YOU AS MAYOR.

10/30/2009 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

STATE LAW requires people filing a complaint against a sworn officer to sign an affidavit. The City and OPS or IPRA or whatever its called now, however, has made up its own rules and fails to follow the State law. They will take the complaint and start to investigate it even though no affidavit is obtained. They even have a system they created where they can "override" the obtaining of a sworn affidavit, even though no such procedure is outlined in Illinois law. Jody and his Fed buddies will do anything they can to fuck the police to justify his employment.

Once again Daley and his politically connected appointees on the CPD do not feel that they have to follow the law like everybody else.

10/30/2009 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KEEP ARRESTING PEOPLE. Go get 'em GEU, TRU, MSF. Make JPUD look good. Contract or no contract.

10/30/2009 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T.Check out the Friday scum-times article on politicians property tax increases,Obama,Burke, Daley,Giannoulias they did a fuck of a lot better than me or you.I wonder how?

10/30/2009 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what happens when your spokesman owns a GHETTO DOPEHOUSE ! Wake up F.O.P. this contract has been made personnel by the Mayor and his criminal empire. Fight fire with fire and retaliate in the media. They are winning in public opinion by twisting the facts. Any alderman that's speaks against us and fire and our city employee brothers should be TARGETED in the next election.

10/30/2009 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know it has got to be demoralizing when so many of you work very hard and then Daley pulls this crxx.
Most citizens believe less and less of his propaganda. We are disgusted by him, his staff, the potholes and all of the manipulations of reality. It’s becoming very difficult to have the desire to live in Chicago. Enough is enough.

10/30/2009 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City is playing HARDBALL Donahue is playing SWALLOWBALL,he's just lucky Daley is Irish or he'd have choked to death 2yrs ago.

10/30/2009 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like how you can make a complaint on our OWN department website. (no not the intranet) Its on the front page, you can be annoyomous if you wish. Try it sometime its fun!! You can just make the WHOLE THING up. Esp you desk officers help flood the system.

10/30/2009 06:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looking from the outside in, meaning that i do not live in chicago, if fire and police were actually to get together and both on the same page, combined you both would make one hell of a political machine!

10/30/2009 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/30 2:36 PM, don't just limit yourself to only voting against the alderthieves that speak out against the CPD, don't vote for any of them. Because they all need to go. They are all responsible in one way or another into turning what was a great city into Detroit II, through their sense of entitlement, and their immeasurable greed. Part-time job on their part? My fucking ass!! It's more like full-time plundering and looting on those morally bankrupt bastards. I would imagine that a number of them (if not all) have read this blog at some point. For the minuscule few aldercreatures that think they're being persecuted extremely unfairly, well trying tell your sob story to Bill Cozzi, and as the saying goes, you are judged by the company you keep. Every single one of you should be thrown under the bus, with special spots reserved for Shortshanks, J-Fed, Quinn, and the "revs".

10/30/2009 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone notice that they changed the findings of a complaint without an affidavit? Complaints without a signed affidavit used to be unfounded. Now they are found "No Affidavit." Union rep said that a another ULP was filed by the FOP because they have again violated our contract.

10/30/2009 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
O.T.Check out the Friday scum-times article on politicians property tax increases,Obama,Burke, Daley,Giannoulias they did a fuck of a lot better than me or you.I wonder how?

10/30/2009 01:21:00 PM

TRUE BURKE OWNS MORE THAN A CITY BLOCK AND PAYS SO LITTLE WHY? HE IS THE KING WITH CPD OVERPAID VALETS AND MANY CITY VEHICLES!

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

Members should not be named in the complaint when the affidavit is unsigned, period!

10/30/2009 10:20:00 AM

Fuck that, the CR or Log Number needs to die right there. No "Unfounded" or "Exonerated", just GONE!

10/30/2009 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have talked to just about all my neighbors,,,,and they are all pissed off!

The TAX BILLS came in and they know who and who's Olympic spending caused some of theirs to jump almost $1000!

We need just one serious candidate to run against this asshole.

Jimmy Mauer is our best bet!

10/30/2009 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CR numbers are rising because they are accepting third party complainants! Someone that had nothing to do with the original incident but still complained about lack of police service...WTF!! Yes, I know because I was served with one.

10/30/2009 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

It’s becoming common place, smoke and mirrors.

I truly believe that Shortshanks is feeling the heat, with what, 30 plus adercreatures indicted, a cast of others and all this leading to the gates of who else...

I think Shortshanks in his corrupt twisted mind had thought that picking J-Fed and pointing fingers at the dept. would maybe take some heat off of him. Maybe a few twisted policies, really stir shit up. Maybe a few folks would possibly think he's trying...

But the rest of us have seen the slide of hand, the smoke and mirrors before...

10/31/2009 02:09:00 PM  
Blogger Cpdcoppurr said...

I am going to put this out there.... A few years back, my now ex husband lodged amazingly bogus allegations against me to IAD...... IAD put me through the ringer........... My ex also was able to steal one of my secondary service weapons... HE LIED about everything in open court.... He was found this May, 3 1/2 year after i reported that weapon stolen, in possession of my service revolver, in his pocket on a street stop in his own vehicle............

Where is the justice????? A clearly sociopathic man who stole an Officers weapon was not PROSECUTED in INDIANA where there was clearly a case report made out by me, and he as the named offender. I am wrangling right now with the authorities in Indiana to have him arrested. I have been told by "THE CHIEF" of a 2 man department, he won't prosecute, even though there is a case report made out that my ex stole the weapon and is named in the case report, the minute the gun came up missing.......... I have court testimony in trials with him stating he DID NOT HAVE OR STEAL MY WEAPON. He lied 5 times in testimony that he was NOT in possession of my gun. Where is CPD's IAD???? Where is that piece of paper he signed stating he did not have my weapon and he told the truth and nothing but the truth and that if he lied CPD would prosecute, but then was found with the weapon on his person......??????? I want to know what the HELL they are going to do for me.... This was not a simple he said she said thing... He was caught with an ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENTS WEAPON..............

Funny enough, though, he is/was an attorney..... The divorce judge in the case took it upon herself to report him to the ARDC for his misconduct and lying in the case. He was convicted of Perjury.... And now the gun charge.... He will be disbarred. BUT, the scary thing is, in his depositions, his court testimony he lied. From what I have found out through psychologists reading the transcripts, he was setting he scene up so that if I was found dead, the gun would be at the scene and his hands were clean by testifying he never was in possession of the weapon........

This is a serious thing for any department member.... Bogus allegations are terrible.. At the same time they can be deadly to the Officer they are lodged against. Alot of people want to think that the Officers are the ones that are violent, and the courts and lawyers, IAD and OPS eat that shit up. The truth of the matter there is a more sinister side to this with the people lodging the accusations against an Officer.... WE need to be more protected..... WE need more backing from our Union, from the attorney's that represent us... WE need punishment for these liars/sociopath's that walk in everyday to IAD and lodge the complaints..........

I have only put a small part of this nightmare here on the blog, it is far worse then him stealing my gun...... My child was harmed, something she will never forget, and has changed her life forever. She being 21 now will bare the scares of the things he did to her, as her mother a CPD Officer was out protecting the citizens from the savages, while there was a veiled savage in my own home.... Warning Officers, this too can happen to you or anyone. We are not immune to the savages whomever they may be.

I would appreciate all and any help with this...... click my link and send me a private email, if you might have any ideas.

BUELLER BUELLER?????? ANYONE.....

AND OH YEAH........ MASTERS!!!!!!

10/31/2009 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Members should not be named in the complaint when the affidavit is unsigned, period!

10/30/2009 10:20:00 AM

Fuck that, the CR or Log Number needs to die right there. No "Unfounded" or "Exonerated", just GONE!

10/30/2009 11:33:00 PM

I agree with you both. I was required to do a complete investigation on a LOG Number - with no affidavit and no officers named - and had to identify the accused officers and other potential sworn witnesses before I could "close" it out UNFOUNDED. Plus, the victim wouldn't even talk to me.

10/31/2009 06:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police are out of control? I'm sure if they look at the overall stats they will determine that police are way more reactive than proactive since March. All police have to do is show up for work to get a beef for nonsense. All you complainers better get your bullet proof vests on in your travels. Has anyone ever seen the documentary "Gangland". It is only a matter of time before some of these more vicious gangs from Mexico start executing people left and right.

Keep fucking with the first responders idiots.

11/02/2009 12:33:00 PM  

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