Monday, April 26, 2010

Want $1,000?

Shaved has this up on behalf of Sgt. Northen. We'll summarize it here, but the full text and particulars are over at Shaved's site:
  • Many unnamed persons have forwarded an eMail to me in which the first line reads: "The Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the City of Chicago is accused of cowardice by a man once regarded as the department's chief LUNATIC." (CAPS mine)

    Trust me. It's NOT a bruised ego. In recent days, I have contacted editors of newspapers as well as the producers of local electronic media to expose this COWARD for what he truly is. While I believe that essentially local media is in the hip pocket of Mayor Richard M. Daley, media has declined covering the story any further using the unspoken pretext that I am INSANE. In effect, those who have circulated this trash may well have "cut their own throats" if they believe that Weis should resign or be fired.

    I herein offer a reward of $10,000.00 to the first person who contacts me with information that would result in a conclusion that I am clinically insane. I'm not. Far from it. As some have said, Northen is "as crazy as a fox." I will never know if libelous rumors influenced local media to not pursue the story of a COWARD who is also "top cop".

    Consider me highly litigious and unamused by the author of "lunatic" as well as those who have circulated this false statement. Indeed, I herein offer a $1,000.00 reward for conclusive evidence of the identity of the author and original publisher of the "lunatic" statement.

  • If you have any questions or claims to my posted rewards, contact me via eMail at this address. eau5@yahoo.com

    (Sgt.) John Northen (Ret.)
    Chicago Police Department
    AKA: "NorthSide"
We have a feeling someone is more than a little uncomfortable about now.

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51 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I deleted it once I read it. I thought the same thing; don't tar and feather the one guy who has stepped up and pulled back the curtain on the ongoing charade. He can't be demoted or reassigned, so he has more freedom than most to tell the truth about what's going on.

Whatever one's personal opinion might be of Northen, it should stay 'personal'. He is retired CPD and can string more than two sentences together to make our plight clear to the media. By trashing him, you negate him. By negating him, you silence the one person who has the media's ear.

It was just a really dumb move.

4/26/2010 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A grand! Northside sure plays hard ball for keeps. Go get the a-hole, John.

4/26/2010 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Mad as hell and not going to take it! said...

On a more serious note…

No shit John! YOU went against King Daley by insulting one of his “Chosen”! His lackeys don’t like it when you do that. They will try to de-bunk you and what you say as “nuts”.

Look at what King Richard said about Maurer when he left the airport. Didn’t the King say that Maurer was “Disgruntled”? Did anyone print any feed back from Maurer? Oh HELL no!

The media will try to pull up shit about you being a “lunatic”, a “trouble maker”, “disgruntled”… and then leave it at that. After all, they (the media) WILL have the last say!

“Prove that I’m nuts” you say?... Prove to the Media that you’re not! Slightly harder than it looks, especially when THEY control what is printed. Well, in their rags, at least. Just like the City; it’s not about the “Proof”, it’s about the “Perception”! It’s the Media, when have you known them to play fair or print the truth?

At least on SSC, you get a more than fair shake! Keep up the good fight, and you have my support!

4/26/2010 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE Northen's style, ALL BALLS!

God Bless John!!!


I doubt you will ever have to pay a cent but just the idea makes me joyous.

What is done in darkness shall come to light!!!

4/26/2010 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think once you impose yourself on the media, with whatever level of identification you choose, you become a public figure and lose you bid as a private citizen and then subject yourself to public criticism. File a suit Sgt., and I hope your defendant doesn't cite Times vs. Sullivan, "public figures can be criticized" and then its up to you to prove malice.

4/26/2010 04:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Northen has a great reputation. I can't think of any cop who made so many felony arrests. We can't speak out and ID ourselves so he's speaking for us. All he is doing is trying to help us get rid of this jerk. $1000 is a small price to pay to protect your honor from no name snipers. People who don't have self esteem like putting others down behind their back. Just like J-Fled, they call them cowards.

Thanks for speaking out for us, Sgt. Northen. I hope you nail the rat and get your 1G back many times over.

My wife is getting a birthday card for Bill Cozzi today. Friday is his birthday.

4/26/2010 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They say there is a fine line between genius and insanity. Northside sure ain't crazy.

Great job, sir.

4/26/2010 06:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I support his cause, offering $10,000 for someone to 'prove' his insanity is, well, a little unbalanced.

4/26/2010 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, we've all gotta be a little nuts to take this job! Doncha think???

4/26/2010 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
While I support his cause, offering $10,000 for someone to 'prove' his insanity is, well, a little unbalanced.

4/26/2010 06:15:00 AM

How is it unbalanced? If he is not insane then he has nothing to lose.

4/26/2010 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sexy? Yes. Crazy? No.

---not a cop

4/26/2010 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"public figures can be criticized" and then its up to you to prove malice.

By public figures, I think they mean anyone who's job keeps them in the public eye, ie: politicians, actors.

Making a public statement or making a stand on an issue may throw you into the public arena for a while but that never lasts.

4/26/2010 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More proff that the media is
controlled by the democratic powers.

4/26/2010 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get their asses!! Fuck em all

4/26/2010 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go get Northern. I didnt know you on the job but at least you have the balls to step up to the machine

4/26/2010 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous retired guy said...

I worked with John when we were dicks in the old Maxwell street area 4 and then at Harrison and Kedzie. He was a very good detective, very smart. He was funny and bold. He pissed the city off because he was so vocal about the '87 rigged lieutenant's test ( a test that the BGA and channel 5 documented as manipulated). He was never afraid to challenge authority when authority was corrupt or incompetent, which was plenty of the times. I do not agree with some of the things he has done, but who cares? His intentions have always been good. Calling him names is just the power structures way of minimizing his statements.I wish that I had the energy to go after the city the way he does.

4/26/2010 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the same way they smeared Blogo. They repeatedly called him crazy.

4/26/2010 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need more retirees to join John in this battle. We can't speak up, but you guys can!

4/26/2010 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have seen these comments before, what's up with the W/C in 023 on 3rd watch,Lt's, Sgt's and PO's all leaving the watch? Why? I thought this was a good district to work in. I heard guys with time would rather work midnights than afternoons if they had to work for this Capt. ?

4/26/2010 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I'm retired, I could give a rat's ass if the Chicago Police Superintendent was caught smoking rocks with a tranny prostitute in his marked squad parked right in front of City Hall. I would just laugh and then see what movies were playing that afternoon.

This job is similar to scraping the grime off the underbelly of a sewer system. There is life above the sewers. When your done scrapping the grime, climb up there and enjoy it.

Don't spend all your free time discussing the various kinds of grime and procedures for scrapping. And for God's sake, when your retired, never ever ever ever climb back down into the sewer to discuss grime scrapping.

Those who make this job their life, won't ever have much of one.

4/26/2010 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course Northen's insane. We all are for wanting to become police in Chicago in the first place. But it's been a hell of a fun ride. Let the good times roll!

Semper Fidelis!

4/26/2010 09:33:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Bill Cozzi's birthday is this Friday, April 30. CARDS and letters only:

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

For reason(s) unknown, the Bureau of Prisons, U.S. "Justice" Dept. is preventing the nuns (Mother Teresa's Order) from Lafayette, LA from visiting Bill with Holy Communion. Could it be the same person(s) who had him imprisoned 1,000 miles away from home?

Bill was always among the first units to respond to 10-1's and dangerous "in progress" calls. Justice cries out that Bill trade places with THE COWARD.

4/26/2010 09:47:00 AM  
Blogger Rue St. Michel said...

Go get'em Johnny!

4/26/2010 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A grand! Northside sure plays hard ball for keeps. Go get the a-hole, John.

4/26/2010 01:05:00 AM


The perp would be someone who knows Northside from years ago. The current group of adoring fans has no knowledge of why someone would write that. Those who know him do.

4/26/2010 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I know of one retired copper who thought John was a little nuts for taking that fatefull stroll through Fillmore when he was a young man many, many years ago...

4/26/2010 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enough is Enough of this already, there are far more serious issues going on in Chicago.. We've never had a Supt. of Police who was General Patton, although, in his dreams, Mauer thought he was both. Let it go already, it's already ancient history.

4/26/2010 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous THE FOX said...

You're "crazier" then I am.

Great job on exposing coward J-Fled. Thousands of cops respect you and your big brass balls.

4/26/2010 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:15:00 AM...

Please STFU!

You obviously don't "get it" do you?

4/26/2010 12:48:00 PM  
Blogger Schicklegroover said...

In the "tease" going into commercial just before the radio interview with Northside, John Howell stated, "Sounds like sour grapes to me," before even listening to Sgt. Northen. Hey "Big" John Howell, why bother with an interview when you have already made up your mind? To truly play the scumbaggery game of false journalism in Chicago, you need to learn not to telegraph yourself so blatantly. I'm sure you'll eventually master being subtle when your sucking off high-placed city government types and you will soon overtake Roe Conn.
Take heart, Big John Howell, you're halfway there as evidenced by your interview with J-Fled: You may not have the subtlety down yet but you've definitely mastered the shameless sucking part!

4/26/2010 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody who would go to such lengths to find out who accused him of being a lunatic is a lunatic.

Just saying. If it bothers hims so much, maybe he shouldn't be presenting himself to the media. It goes with the territory.

Protesting and getting all upset about what somebody else is saying makes hims look a little unhinged.

4/26/2010 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I for one hope that 'lunacy' is contagious.

4/26/2010 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear there are J-Fled t-shirts out there

4/26/2010 05:49:00 PM  
Anonymous 661219 said...

John,

You know who I am. Anyone who knows you holds you in the highest admiration and respect as both a great cop and a down to earth gentleman. Chicago politicians and media are hopelessly corrupt. Principles are meaningless to these shameless mother fuckers. You are a genius (you deny it) with the tenacity of a pit bull yet some see you as a modern Don Quixote. We all know that Weis is a coward unable to gain respect or lead. Daley is a teflon crook. If you investigated his crimes, he would be in prison a long time ago.
If any cop can bring about true reform, its you and your passion. You always were a free soul that loves fun and knows how to enjoy life. As you used to say work hard, play hard. Give it your best shot. If you fall short, it won't be from a lack of trying. We have heard that all officers now call him J-Fled. He's a sad joke who has destroyed the CPD under Daley.
All the best to the best cop I've ever known. If you head out west, we got a guest room with a king size bed for 2. Your dog is welcome.

4/26/2010 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd have to say that the bull$hit came from 35th St. Someone trying to keep their job.

Well get out from under the desk, dust off your knee's, and try not to emulate cro magnon man.

Whoever wrote this crap about Northen is an even bigger coward than J-Fled.

Whoever it was, at one time was a fellow P.O.

4/26/2010 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Northside,

I don't know you, I've never met you, but as a newer PO, I do respect you for trying to help us out. You could just as easily walk away and leave us behind, but you didn't.....I wish that that kind of loyalty and comraderie still existed on this job today. If nothing else, sir, remember this. I'd personally rather be remembered as a lunatic who tried to help than a coward who succeeded in flight.

GCG

4/26/2010 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anybody who would go to such lengths to find out who accused him of being a lunatic is a lunatic.

Just saying. If it bothers hims so much, maybe he shouldn't be presenting himself to the media. It goes with the territory.

Protesting and getting all upset about what somebody else is saying makes hims look a little unhinged.

4/26/2010 04:33:00 PM"



only to those totally devoid of genuine self respect.

4/26/2010 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"Anybody who would go to such lengths to find out who accused him of being a lunatic is a lunatic.

Just saying. If it bothers hims so much, maybe he shouldn't be presenting himself to the media. It goes with the territory.

Protesting and getting all upset about what somebody else is saying makes hims look a little unhinged.

4/26/2010 04:33:00 PM"

Even if he is crazier than a shithouse rat I still respect him as opposed to some pansy assed COWARD.Congrats to Northen for speaking the truth about our despicable Jody.And God bless him for keeping in touch with Bill Cozzi.A lunatic??All the suckasses passing around the e-mail should be ashamed.

4/26/2010 11:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would be relaxing in florida if i was him.

4/27/2010 02:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Compare the WIND interviews of Northen and J-Fled. Obviously, this Howell guy was J-Fled's mouthpiece trying to trick John with the "cars already on the scene" of the unsolved murder and his "grandstanding" crap. John handled the interview perfectly and put the babbling idiot to shame. Amy Jacobson came across impartial and even sympathetic to our plight with 'shanks and his puppet J-Fled. If I recall, John was going to do a second interview but canceled. Wise move on his part, He would have given Howell another chance to set him up with words straight from J-Fled's office.

Then J-Fled talks about he would only listen to somebody who has "skin in the game". Anybody that is still on the job to come forward like John would have to be a lunatic since he must support a family and J-Fled could destroy his career. Northen was locking up murderers, robbers and rapists when J-Fled was wetting his bed.

Then J-Fled slips up at the end saying he's surprised that nobody called him a coward before.

We need a big crew of retired cops to join John. They should march around the Tribune and Sun Times with J-Fled COWARD signs and their retired stars hanging around their neck.

I sent a birthday card to Bill Cozzi yesterday. Since when can a coward put a good cop who admitted making a small harmless mistake in prison for 4 years.

God bless John Northen.

4/27/2010 05:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:41 AM (Florida)

Typical response from a dog-ass now retired. Unlike Northen and some of us, you never felt the great pride of being "Chicago's Finest". Now we should stand idly by watching the CPD become a disgrace because of our "fearless leader".

You just don't get what it means to bleed blue.. Go play shuffleboard and get off SCC.

4/27/2010 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One man's opinion ... I am wondering why Northside is threatening someone with a lawsuit over what they may have heard or read ... I have to admit that I do not know Northside but I know people who did "back in the day". I have not read the e-mail in question. Lunatic is a strong description, but slanderous, I would say that is a reach. Northside ... I have heard one the things that you did like to do is try to think up ways to sue the department. I am sorry that you feel that you were wronged during your career. I admire your candor in relation to certain issues, but some are and have been ill advised. I listened to you on the John and Amy show and do not share the popular view here on the "blog". I felt that you did sound like some one who had an axe to grind. I am not a Weis fan and personally do not want him on any crime scene. As he rightfully said on a followup interview with John and Amy that he would be a distraction, I would have to agree. Let the police be the police and let him go do whatever he does. You have made yourself a public figure, now open to scrutiny, you are the figure you have created subject to the same types of criticism that you heap on others. Get used to it. Accept it. Weis will leave and another will take his place. I have been on this job for a while and have served under six superitendents. All have shared the same types of criticisms that you relish in. Phil Cline "Fat Phil" as he has been characterized on the blog by far has done the most for the rank and file, but yet he gets slammed. Almost a million dollars in aid to officers in need as a result of the CPMF, and yet he is slammed. It was under his tenure that Cozzi was disciplined. Of course he did not bring the federal charges but did discipline Bill for his mistake. I fear the next superintendent will not be the police either. We need change, not just in the police department but government as well. Daley will run and Daley will win and we will be back on the "Blog" saying how bad he is. So Northside I would like to offer this challenge to you to truly make a difference. Announce yourself as a canidate for Mayor. Fight the fight. Make a real difference. Start now and I will support you. Or do nothing but call in to radio shows and post on the blog. The choice is yours. As the old saying goes ... but your money where you mouth is.

4/27/2010 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Anybody who would go to such lengths to find out who accused him of being a lunatic is a lunatic.

Just saying. If it bothers hims so much, maybe he shouldn't be presenting himself to the media. It goes with the territory.

Protesting and getting all upset about what somebody else is saying makes hims look a little unhinged.

4/26/2010 04:33:00 PM



First they ignore you, then they mock you, then they fight you, then you win.

You got em going, keep it up.

4/27/2010 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

And what the hell is wrong with SOMEONE raising hell FOR THE POLICE?

It sure as shit ain't the alderfools.

It sure as shit ain't the runnin' dog rev'runs.

It's double damn sure as shit AIN'T THE NEWS MEDIA!

Our fraternal organization sure as shit refuses to take off the gloves when it comes to the constant outrages committed against the captive second class citizen first responders.

And of course 42 extra-short, j-fled and the exempts would rather have their mouths stuffed full of shit and be buried alive before they utter one simple assed syllable in defense of a Policeman.

Yet there are shit-talkers whining about this man taking up the cause of Policemen?

Does anyone fucking care to see what that twisted little maggot on five is trying to do to the men and women on this job and this Department?

If this cloven-hoofed imp has his way with destroying us, what makes you shit-talkers so convinced he won't come after you?

His reach is disproportionate to his stature. There are those who willingly inhabit the den of iniquity with him and blindly do his overt and implied bidding.

THINK!

Why doesn't the media expose his decayed ass?

Who benefits from this lack of exposure?

Is it the North Shore/Boul Mich old/big money contributors and their friends on editorial boards?

Is it the old Bridgeport/Canaryville unwashed who have elbowed, shoe-heeled, shot, bribed, strangled and beat their way into quasi legitimacy and multi-generational positions of politics, power, money and influence?

What is there to fear from a retired Sergeant of (from what we hear) sterling reputation and character taking up the Policeman's cause?

What is there to fear from Policemen exercising their right to let it be known they, like any other human being, do NOT appreciate being shit on. Fuck that noise about "It's always been that way."

Why are they SO AFRAID?

Perhaps because they don't want the public to start asking the same questions about the outright epic criminal goings ons in this city? The unheard of levels of theft, misconduct and malfeasance by elected officials, media members, clergy and their supporters?

It is as if the 1930's Stalinists have clamped down hard on dissent here in Chicago. No thoughts of your own, no freedom, no free press, every message is rehearsed and scripted.

No doubt this site and all content therein is monitored, distilled and reported to City Hall, 3510 and D.C./Quantico.

For what?

They should be THANKING Policemen for pointing out high order fuckery and criminality!

No... They just want the Policeman to be quiet and die bravely without a fight so they can laugh and feel good about their poor, mean, miserable lives.

We are damn glad to have someone who can't be fucked with, suspended, fired, etc being a REAL and TRUE advocate for the Policeman.

An advocate for the Policeman is and advocate for people who want to live in a just society without fear. Silence, hinder, co-opt and marginalize the Police and the people will suffer in the end.

It's the way of unchecked tyrants and those who seek their favor... Know your history, we're in danger of repeating.

Watch Your 6:00 Northside and thank you!

4/27/2010 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgt. Northen crazy? Wha?

Everyone can see that that Mayor Daley's the one who is clinically insane. Sweating, red-faced, jerking his greasy hair back out of his eyes, and babbling like Porky the Pig. Badee, badoo, badoh.

Help!

4/27/2010 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

..."Northen was locking up murderers, robbers and rapists when J-Fled was wetting his bed."...


God bless John Northen.

4/27/2010 05:54:00 AM

I'm calling BULLSHIT! Northen has been gone, and not arrested anyone for a while, and J-Fled probably wet his bed last week.

Im not sayin, Im just sayin...

4/28/2010 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

".."Northen was locking up murderers, robbers and rapists when J-Fled was wetting his bed."...


God bless John Northen.

4/27/2010 05:54:00 AM

I'm calling BULLSHIT! Northen has been gone, and not arrested anyone for a while, and J-Fled probably wet his bed last week.

Im not sayin, Im just sayin...

4/28/2010 12:11:00 AM"



you are correct, sir!

4/28/2010 01:05:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Alright! With great reluctance, I'll throw my hat in the ring under one condition:

I must have the Box Chevy Phantom for my speechwriter. We will then rid this city of cloven-hoofed fuckery.

I will announce my candidacy at my favorite restaurant this evening. Be there!

Alinea, 1723 N. Halsted St.
I recommend the Touring over the Tasting menu. Extraordinary world class cuisine. I think it's even better than Charlie Trotter's.

With their fifty percent discount for 018 CPD, an office can get the Touring extravaganza for only $112.50 plus wine and taxes.

Bon appetit!

4/28/2010 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Northen,

Do something real instead of running at the mouth. Make a difference. Stop threatening to sue people who don't agree with you. Run for mayor. If that's too big, run for alderman. Still too big? Run for condo board president.

Grandstanding and self aggrandizing is what all petty people do. Have you truly made a difference? Check the score sheet. The answer is no. Will you make a difference? Probably not.

Quit tilting at windmills (for the semi-literate). You are sounding like the reverends who screw up the City.

It isn't "courageous" or "brave" what you are doing. You just sound cantankerous and bored.

Please spare us your rantings.

4/28/2010 09:12:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

9:12 PM

"US"??? Are you the spokesperson for some ad hoc group? Pray tell.

Will you be my mentor? I need your guidance. If you're sincere, you'd send me an eMail at eau5@yahoo.com Perhaps you could be my campaign manager for a handsome retainer (albeit far less than $310K). Let's chat eyeball-to eyeball.

Sadly, if you decline, I can only assume that you are none other than the cowardly, cloven-hoofed J-Fled.

[BCP: I still smile at "cloven-hoofed"--the medieval mark of Satan minus horns and pitchfork--I love it!]

In any event, thank you so much for sharing your "anonymous" thoughts. I'm trying my best. I've been up all night reading "The Prince" by Machiavelli. Personally, I think da Mare has even more fuckery in his repertoire.

s/"cantankerous and bored in the 43rd Ward"

P.S: Don't forget to mail federal inmate Bill Cozzi a card. Tomorrow is his birthday. Better late than never.

4/29/2010 05:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Please spare us your rantings.

4/28/2010 09:12:00 PM"


when you post an opinion, using the plural 'us' just makes you look like a big pussy.

try "Please spare me your rantings." next time.


unless, of course, you are a big pussy.

no offense to pussies, both anatomical or animal, of whatever size, intended.

4/29/2010 06:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GFY 9:12 PM

J-FLED IS A COWARD!

NORTHSIDE ROCKS!

4/29/2010 10:11:00 AM  

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