Wednesday, May 12, 2010

$16.5 Million for What?

  • The City Council Finance Committee today recommended the city pay up to $16.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit accusing Chicago police of civil rights violations, and more than half a million people could be eligible to apply for an award.

    The case was filed in 2004 on behalf of people who claimed they were held too long or otherwise improperly treated by Chicago police during a span of more than a decade.

    If approved Wednesday by the full council, up to 512,000 people would be eligible under the federal settlement to seek payments of between $90 and $3,000.

  • The class includes up to 12,000 people arrested between March 15, 1999 and Feb. 10, 2008 for alleged felonies who were not given a probable cause hearing within 48 hours. Awards in those cases would be limited to $3,000.

    The class also includes people held between Oct. 21, 2001 and March 10, 2010 in interview rooms for more than 16 hours without a mattress or pad to sleep on, regular meals or sufficient bathroom access. Those plaintiffs would be eligible for rewards that top out at $2,000.

    Also include are those held overnight in lockups between Oct. 21, 2001 and March 10, 2010 without a proper overnight bedding. Their payments would be limited to $90.

No word yet on the payout date.

We would suggest that the dope boys have enough weed, blow and rocks around for the day the city cuts these checks. Also, the Department should draft an emergency plan for the uptick in domestics, disturbances, robberies and thefts that are bound to occur once the checks get cashed. And perhaps an aspiring sociologist can prepare a master's thesis on the effects of $16.5 million being dumped into a narrow slice of the socio-economic pool. The results could be fascinating.

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88 Comments:

Anonymous West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

This is truly sickening to read. And unless the "wronged" parties agree to sign-off on some kind of affidavit to the contrary, I'd assume this opens up the possibility of civil litigation to proceed against a lot more coppers.

The demise of a once-great nation continues at a blistering pace, folks.

Again I must ask: Why in the Hell is anyone with an ounce of brains doing ANYTHING proactive, particularly in the ghetto areas? And other than going the extra mile for the last few police-inhabited strongholds left in this shithole of a city, what really is the point?

5/12/2010 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GREAT....THE MUTTS WE LOCK UP GET MORE MONEY THEN WE DID IN OUR CONTRACT!!!!!!!!!! SUCKS....

5/12/2010 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bedding? Now we have to give these assholes mattresses, pillows and blankets? They aren't in the lockup long enough to need them.

Now, if we can just get them to stop jacking off in the cells........

5/12/2010 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"crime never pays" was a common saying in this country once upon a time---- now crime gets you paid because the police interfered with your dope dealing or felonious conduct....

5/12/2010 02:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the City of Shortshanks can pay for this scum for that I want $$$$$ for all those night I spent in a car with no air conditioning.

I want $$$$$ for all those nights I had to sit on a hard bench at roll call.

I want $$$$$ for all those nights I had to....

5/12/2010 03:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Control of phone billing and internet billing means dick. Old school, well built and very, very deep...

5/12/2010 03:31:00 AM  
Blogger Spartan said...

Bet you they will get those checks much earlier than we get our retro checks... This city depresses me..

5/12/2010 03:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woo-hoo! Getto lottery! We are gonna get paid because the police violated our rights. We've lost our minds paying these dummies.

Is the city going to provide blankets, sheets, pillows and mattresses for these temporary detainees? Which alderman will get the contract for the Frango Mint on the pillow?

5/12/2010 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is absolutely ridiculous. Moving to AZ is sounding better and better. Sheriff Arpaia is right. "If you don't like it here you don't have to come back."

5/12/2010 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes reward the scum, have plenty money for that from somewhere.

5/12/2010 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shee-it,thas alot of Flamin Hot Cheetos & Nehi Grape Soda!

5/12/2010 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:could a female be taking over for j-fed,stay tuned bat friends!

5/12/2010 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the Democratic version of the Stimulus Package.

5/12/2010 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the early 70's there were many, many days when I did not have proper bedding, having to sleep on the ground. Today there are many Americans who go to sleep every night (or more likely, every day) without proper bedding. That is what often happens when performing ones military duties. These criminals and their liberal enablers really need to get a clue.

5/12/2010 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is nothing but a pay day for greedy, unethical lawyers. Isn't this a Lo??y case? They don't care about real justice, they only care aboout getting rich off the tax payers. Lawer scum...

5/12/2010 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also include are those held overnight in lockups between Oct. 21, 2001 and March 10, 2010 without a proper overnight bedding. Their payments would be limited to $90.
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Your $90 coupon can be used for your next stay at tne "007 Hilton"

" That's Hot "

5/12/2010 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which law firm was rep'ing this "class" ?

5/12/2010 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The real story here is the attorneys' fees. What are the politically connected lawyers getting in fees?

5/12/2010 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next we will read a bedtime story and sing a song over the PA when its time for nighty night....Just like Andy Griffith

5/12/2010 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets see, we offer "them" i.e. offenders, 1) bedding with a change of linen, 2) their favorite drink, latte' or decaf, 3)and speak real nice to them.

Turn off the lights because we are done!

5/12/2010 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is that the city's fault? They get sent to the county for a bond hearing then the PC is set for a week later. It's the court system, not some sinister plot by the department.

5/12/2010 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC sent you an email regarding Sgt's contract, p57. It's a letter telling how the Department will carry those who resign/retire with open CR's. They will forever be carried "while under investigation" This latest Police Board shit kind of ties into the whole system of unfair discipline the CPD is allowed to get away with. Just think somebody should put it out there because it sure isn't right that a guy hits mandatory retirement with an open CR# he has no control over then gets listed as retired "while under investigation" meaning no retirement star or id or the ability to qualify to carry a firearm as a retired po.

5/11/2010 01:03:00 PM
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Does the contract STATE 'no retirement star, no ability to carry a gun'?

Because in the 80's and 90's, when someone retired with an open CR#, the CR# closing report stated 'suspended (meaning the investigation, not the accused), pending the return, or any attempt to return to the employ of the Chicago Police Department...'

People still got their retirement stuff, as usual, though.

What you're saying isn't logical. Even a sustained CR# wouldn't keep someone from getting their retirement star, i.d, or restrict their right to carry.

5/11/2010 10:57:00 PM

DOES NOT MATTER WHA AT OUR CONTRACT "STATES" THE HOUSE BILL THAT WAS SIGNED INTO LAW STATES THAT YOU MUST RETIRE IN GOOD STANDING FROM YOUR AGENCY. IF YOU RETIRE WITH AN OPEN CR YOU CAN REST ASSURE THAT YOU ARE NOT IN GOOD STANDING

5/12/2010 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much are the attorneys getting, and who are they/

5/12/2010 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suppose that along with providing much nicer accomidations that they are used to, we'd have to cater in meals instead of the usual turkey bologna sandwich.

Suburban departments bring in McD's to their prisoners, I'd guess there will have to be a car assigned to make food runs for prisoners.

This is insane.

5/12/2010 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a novel idea...If you don't feel that the jail cells are comfortable enough for you, DON'T GET LOCKED UP ASSHOLES !!!!! It's jail, not a luxury hotel. These fucking liberals are ruining this once great city and country. To any of you liberal dumbfucks out there that the lock-up cells are uncomfortable, try our working under the conditions within the district station that we have to deal with. If the jail doesn't seem like a nice place to be...SURPRISE, it's not supposed to be nice. Don't sell/ carry/ use guns, drugs; don't steal, rob people, break into homes and businesses, and you won't go to jail.

5/12/2010 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

IT LOOKS LIKE CERTAIN ETHNIC ALDERMAN FORCED THIS CRAP THROUGH.

CLIENTS R LINED UP WITH THOSE SPECIAL LAWYERS WHO MAY HAVE RELATIVE WHO R LAWYERS.

KICK BACK FLYING OFF THE SHELF.

WHY WOULD THE CITY PAY ANYTHING? IF THEIR WAS NO LAWS REGARDING HOLDING PRISONERS AND WITNESSES.

THE CITY SHOULD POST EVERYONES NAME WHO MAKE A CLAIM AND PUT WHAT THEY WERE HELD FOR.
IF IT IS GOOD ENOUGH TO WANT LIST OF POLICE OFFICER WITH UN SUSTAINED CR'S

THEN IT SHOULD BE ALL RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT CRIMINALS GOT PAID TO A LAWYERS WAGE TO SIT IN A CELL AND CHILL.

5/12/2010 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you have read about this in greater detail you'll find out that not too many class member plaintiffs will make a lot of dough. the real money here is going to the loevy firm. They are some real assholes.

5/12/2010 11:14:00 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

Coming soon to Chicago: Towing unmarked squads, parked illegally or not.

http://www.apbweb.com/featured-articles/1558-dude-wheres-our-cruiser.html

5/12/2010 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, the lawyers again are the main benefactors of this "class action" action.

5/12/2010 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Second City Cop, are you aware that there was a total at first of 100 million dollars? The city negotiated and the 16.5 million was agreed upon. This lawsuit was for civil right violations. How these " violations " occured is beyond me. Aren't or weren't there " safeguards " in place per the ASA's ofice or the City of Chicago's Law Department???? But now more important is the very fact that 600 Chicago Police Officers were placed on a Behaviorial Program with the police officers civil rights violated and where is THEIR MONIES? And the City of Chicago ADMITTED THEY WERE IN ERROR. Again, offenders have gotten more in the way of lawsuit money then the very police officers protecting this city. I know there are rants on here about the " PROGRAM ". And some of it is repetative, but God-willing with perseverance we hope some day the 600 CPD officers will get their day in court with civil violation monies coming their way for once. The FOP has been contacted and keep telling us there is nothing they can do. I really think my attorney is trying to do more then ever now to get us our day in court then the entire FOP. The FOP really has let us down on this issue and for whatever reason, I hope it comes out in court. I guess that's life in the Big city. Now let's hope there will be a Big eye-opener with the facts getting to court. Thank you for the opportunity to voice our opinion Second City Cop.

5/12/2010 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Money for candy and soda and clowns for the kids when a new police station opens, but not for sleeping mats.

Skimp on salting the sidewalks, then settle the resulting injury lawsuits that cost 1000 times what the salt would have cost. It's the Chicago way. This is just another example.

5/12/2010 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another payoff by the Dems to keep their constituents in drugs, alcohol and cigarettes, thats all.

5/12/2010 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This city is a joke.

5/12/2010 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unemployed or unemployable attorneys have found another pot of gold. They are all foraging in the cash forest if Chicago at tax payers expense.

5/12/2010 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this include the convicted too?

5/12/2010 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A little over 5 million to the lawyers. What a system. Don't you have to show actual damages? They didn't miss, school, work, or much of anything else except criminal activity.

5/12/2010 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. . . . a Detective's job has never been easier. Lots of repeat customers and no one is going to prison.

5/12/2010 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DON'T PISS ON THAT MAN'S LAWN!

"A former Marine who neighbors say obsessed over his University Park lawn is being held on $3 million bail, accused of gunning down a neighbor whose puppy urinated on the man's well-manicured grass."

"Witnesses said Funches then said to Clements, "Next time you pull out a pistol, why don't you use it?" Denmark said. At that point, witnesses said they saw orange and white light and heard a loud noise. They saw Funches fall to the ground."
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Don't let your dog piss on someone's lawn and don't dare a former Marine to go ahead and use that gun.

There will soon be a house with a well kept lawn for sale in University Park.

5/12/2010 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's one thing for the city to adhere to an arbitrary rule on the number of hours Dics can hold an offender before charging, which before the "change" was difficult enough. If the case was really involved and required more investigation before formal charging, then that could be understood. Dics would even spend their own funds to feed and water these mopes.Now,apparently, that was not enough. Comfortable accommodations,mattresses/pads, decent food and drink are required to be provided for murderers, rapists, gangbangers and bustouts? What the hell is wrong with this picture? The city must love to give money away to these mopes. File this under "unbelievable".

5/12/2010 02:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good grief. The City decided to pay this money out to the bad guys and still has not paid out to the B.P. officers for their civil rights violations. Unbelievable. To the guys on the behaviorial program, I hope you all listen up and complain just like the rest of em. It's prime time for lawyer-in' up!

5/12/2010 02:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Show me 'da money! Where my check?

5/12/2010 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do anything for the liberals, police haters and savages that populate this city? Let them reap what they sew and have the city they deserve. Answer your calls and write paper, nothing more.
Signed, Fed Up WC

5/12/2010 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a Lieutenat who gave this city 30 years. This department and city stinks now. I just retired last year. I'm so glad I did. Moving to another state in 2 weeeks. Feel sorry for those great officers I left behind. Guys and girls, don't do shit unless you want your Supt. to put you in jail.

5/12/2010 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is truly becoming ridiculous. There is no way you can do police work. These LIBERALS are getting out of control. Can't wait til I retire. This could have been a great city, but the DEMOCRATS really screwed it up. Keep giving away money to the DEMOCRATS.

5/12/2010 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's where the 6% that we were supposed to get went. hmmmmm

5/12/2010 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Very Simple to the Politicians Really.

There are more votes in the people that Steal & Dope than in those who Serve & Protect.

Remember, almost all our politicians here are Democrats and are lawyers. Lawyers do not generate wealth, they only take away what others have earned and give it to those who have not earned it. Republicans politicians tend to be business people, they generate wealth and jobs.

This concept is lost on the Democrats and their constituents.

5/12/2010 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To westside do nothing...the lawsuit is for things that police officers have no control over. It's a lawsuit against the city but putting police in the headline makes things "juicy" apparently. Making this such a broad lawsuit allows for the attorney to collect on a nice percentage of the 16mil because the city wouldn't want to pay every member of the department for all the nonsense. Tort reform is needed, because these types of cases are way too common.

5/12/2010 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is the City paying anything? The CC States Attorneys Office has always said that the 48 hr rule is a Chicago rule and does not apply to them. Right ASA Fabio? So if we hold them over 48 we are only breaking a rule and not the Law.

5/12/2010 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Skimp on salting the sidewalks, then settle the resulting injury lawsuits that cost 1000 times what the salt would have cost. It's the Chicago way. This is just another example.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Just like our medical insurance will pay for:

Heart bypass operations but not for heart scans.

lung transplants but not stop smoking medicine. (yea I know-just quit, I'm making a point)

The city will pay for:

Million dollar settlements for squad car crashes, but won't have a real driving instruction course.

Million dollar settlements for bad shoots, but won't firearms train in a real way, on the shit ranges we have.

It's a fucked up system isn't it?

5/12/2010 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did they think to actually observe these mutts in lockup? See if they could find ONE that did not fall asleep before their emty head rest on the concrete...or better yet compare the clean cell to the cocroach infested shit hole they live in or the 30 year old box spring they sleep on WTF!!!!!
CPD cab to CPD Hilton!!!

5/12/2010 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just saw the 6pm NBC5 news. That piece of shit reporter gave the story, but included video of prisoners in an unidentified lockup/jail. The facility shown was not a CPD facility because the prisoners all were wearing orange jumpsuits. We all know prisoners held in CPD lockup wear the cloths they were arrested in.

Ironically the video also showed the prisoners with mattresses.

Hey Ponce, you are a hump!!

5/12/2010 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again, jackpot lottery winnings for the ghetto folk. Just keep giving them money for doing nothing and committing crimes.

Vote out the DUMMOCRATS NOW!

5/12/2010 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

best part nothing in the areas has changed there is no pads or whatever ..... NOTHING HAS CHANGED !!!

funny how the city works

5/12/2010 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy meets girl.
Girl hits boy with frying pan.
Boy calls 911.
Girl has no lockup available.
Boy gets locked up instead.
Boy goes to County.
Boy misses work, gets fired.
Boy gets released next day.
Boy has permanent domestic arrest on his background.
Boy should have more than $90 coming for his trouble.
Boy should have many thousands coming.

5/12/2010 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AND WE GET 2% A YEAR!WOW,I FEEL LOVED!I CANT WAIT TO PUT MY ASS ON THE LINE TONIGHT TO CATCH THAT ARMED ROBBERY SEUSPECT OR THAT SHOOTING SUSPECT!!BUY ME OUT PLEASE!!I DONT WANNA PLAY NO MORE IN THESE CONDITIONS!!

5/12/2010 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm a 24 year veteran and over all those years i feel my rights have been violated not only by the citizens but by this department, can i get some of that dough?

5/12/2010 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not just give them a supply of 40oz-ers & some rocks to smoke ?

5/12/2010 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There has got to be a hyperbole for "Absolutely un-fucking believable!"

This is beyond ludicrous.

And the same lawyers, suing the city get richer and richer. They know how to play the game and they are not about the "down trodden victims" they are about the Franklins, hundreds of thousands of them, that line these lawyers pockets.

Here is the remedy: DO NOT ARREST ANYONE! Do not do parkers, movers, curfews, truants, tows, etc.

5/12/2010 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the tail's wagging the dog !

The emporer is butt ass naked!

while

the politicians continue to poke the sleeping giant...and

he's stirring.

5/12/2010 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If our military heroes can manage to live under the same identical conditions or worse as our so called gang bangers/burglars, thieves, burglars,rapists, robbers, pedophiles, prostitutes, n drug addicts why is it that our heroes out in WAR combat can not sue but all the other scum of society believes they have more/better rights than our soldiers! Something is so so wrong I can not possibly verbalize the atrocity that is being parpretated to the good citizens of shitown!!

5/12/2010 08:02:00 PM  
Anonymous THE ROCK said...

WHAT A COINCIDENCE...WE END UP GETTING A 2% RAISE AND THEN SHIT COMES FORWARD...TELL ME THIS SHIT WASNT IN THE WORKS!!

5/12/2010 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The demise of a once-great nation continues at a blistering pace, folks.

Again I must ask: Why in the Hell is anyone with an ounce of brains doing ANYTHING proactive, particularly in the ghetto areas? And other than going the extra mile for the last few police-inhabited strongholds left in this shithole of a city, what really is the point?
Yes This was done in Iraq But the powers that be just dont get it or want to follow some 5 yr wonder's plan of action to their own demise- Semper Fi

5/12/2010 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loevy and Loevy have sucked this city dry with their bullshit cases they bring.
They are the lowest of the lowest representing the lowest of the lowest.

5/12/2010 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just went to Sarah palins rally it was awesome can't wait till all these liberal pukes get voted out of office. She kept talking about how the country is watching Chicago and how these politicians make us look so bad, and how much corruption there is here. Also it looks like she's going to run in 2012. Also make sure you buy everything from Arizona.

5/12/2010 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

remember wait for your back up

write a police report for the fine citizens and ADVISE A WARRANT

NO STREET STOPS

5/12/2010 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT.

Looks like the retired bus driver-elderly Marine was beaten by the church-going three-time baby-daddy never married but engaged banger before the elderly Marine smoked him.

Witnesses say the elderly Marine told the banger about the banger's pit bull dog pissing on the elderly Marine's meticulous lawn. In return, the banger challenged the elderly Marine and then unexpectedly punched the elderly Marine in the face.

The elderly Marine then pulled out his pistol and the banger challenged him to go ahead and shoot him. Well, the elderly Marine answered the challenge and kept the banger from punching him again. Banger dead because he forgot there is no such thing as an ex-Marine. Banger fucked with the wrong man! Bye-bye banger, banger bye-bye!

5/12/2010 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/12/2010 08:44:00 PM

Anonymous said...
Loevy and Loevy have sucked this city dry with their bullshit cases they bring.
They are the lowest of the lowest representing the lowest of the lowest.

5/12/2010 09:00:00
This prestigious firm will soon be going after Dept bosses who abused the disciplinary process in their attempts to silence and punish the officers they envied.

5/12/2010 11:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loevy & Loevy is an very heavy contributor to the Cook County Democratic Organization..Pay To Play..

5/13/2010 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Second City Cop, are you aware that there was a total at first of 100 million dollars? The city negotiated and the 16.5 million was agreed upon. This lawsuit was for civil right violations. How these " violations " occured is beyond me. Aren't or weren't there " safeguards " in place per the ASA's ofice or the City of Chicago's Law Department???? But now more important is the very fact that 600 Chicago Police Officers were placed on a Behaviorial Program with the police officers civil rights violated and where is THEIR MONIES? And the City of Chicago ADMITTED THEY WERE IN ERROR. Again, offenders have gotten more in the way of lawsuit money then the very police officers protecting this city. I know there are rants on here about the " PROGRAM ". And some of it is repetative, but God-willing with perseverance we hope some day the 600 CPD officers will get their day in court with civil violation monies coming their way for once. The FOP has been contacted and keep telling us there is nothing they can do. I really think my attorney is trying to do more then ever now to get us our day in court then the entire FOP. The FOP really has let us down on this issue and for whatever reason, I hope it comes out in court. I guess that's life in the Big city. Now let's hope there will be a Big eye-opener with the facts getting to court. Thank you for the opportunity to voice our opinion Second City Cop.

5/12/2010 11:49:00 AM
The law firm of LOEVY & LOEVY will be licking there chops after hearing about this BP case. Maybe a cool 100 million settlement??????

5/13/2010 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This prestigious firm will soon be going after Dept bosses who abused the disciplinary process in their attempts to silence and punish the officers they envied.
you consider those bottom feeding bitches at loevy and loevy prestigious ?
you got police hiring them for representation?
cpd cops truly are becoming pathetic, if true.

5/13/2010 06:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

remember wait for your back up

write a police report for the fine citizens and ADVISE A WARRANT

NO STREET STOPS

5/12/2010 11:11:00 PM


You are absolutely goddamn correct, no street stops. I only make 2 or 3 traffic stops a week, enough for a couple of easy movers. Nothing else. No way, too close to the end. Too much danger from the beast and danger from our exempt ranks and danger from the law firms waiting to sue me. No way. The blinders went on and they won't come off till that retirement is effective.

I'll take any report from anyone about anything. And little else.

Is there anyone out there who actually believes jody weis has our backs? We get a fuck job on the contract and a fuck job on the pension now being undertaken in Springfield. Aggressive is no longer in my police vocabulary. Reports and providing backup, the citizens need to watch out for themselves.

5/13/2010 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Loevy and Loevy have sucked this city dry with their bullshit cases they bring.
They are the lowest of the lowest representing the lowest of the lowest.

5/12/2010 09:00:00 PM


If you were to get fucked real good by the City you would be calling them and be glad to have lawyers like them.

5/13/2010 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Loevy and Loevy have sucked this city dry with their bullshit cases they bring.
They are the lowest of the lowest representing the lowest of the lowest.

5/12/2010 09:00:00 PM


If you were to get fucked real good by the City you would be calling them and be glad to have lawyers like them.

5/13/2010 08:01:00 AM


Thank you for chiming in Mr. Loevy. But you know in your heart that you and the vermin you employ exemplify all that is wrong with the court system. You are a leach that takes money from good people. I would like to think that that is what you see when you look in the mirror, but you have no conscience or soul.

5/13/2010 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I'm a Lieutenat who gave this city 30 years. This department and city stinks now. I just retired last year. I'm so glad I did. Moving to another state in 2 weeeks. Feel sorry for those great officers I left behind. Guys and girls, don't do shit unless you want your Supt. to put you in jail.

5/12/2010 03:07:00 PM
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I would like to think if you really were a LIEUTENANT, you'd at least know how to spell it!
Enjoy your retirement!

5/13/2010 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has nothing to do with the police.

When corrupt stupid people are in charge, this is what happens.

The largest amount awarded is $3,000.

This is a lawsuit for the lawyers to make a lot of money as most class action suits are.

5/13/2010 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not that Loevy 'n' Loevy are politicallly connected. They don't need to be.

It's that Loevy 'n' Loevy are using a federal statute that's designed to (1) enrich lawyers and (2) allow them to run a war against law enforcement.

Write your congressman and demand they stop the madness. Yeah, it's probably a futile gesture. But all great reforms start with futile getures.

5/13/2010 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did the city council vote and ratify our contract?

5/13/2010 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you notice that the newspapers didn't mention who is really at fault.
The County, both the courts and the states atty's office usually hold up these hearings.
The Mayor, who is contantly trying to get more money away from the police dept. Most officers don't know we have cups, bedding etc in the lockup, it hidden for inspection purposes only. You can not use the bedding because:
A: city hall will not provide enough
B: city hall will not pay for cleaning,
Also, did you see the POS who complained she was given a hot dog & fries? Didn't she realize some officer sent out of his way and paid for than himself?
The last time I looked ( several years ago ) we got someing like 5 lbs of coffee for the entire station for a month, thats about 1 days worth in the real world.

5/13/2010 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"She kept talking about how the country is watching Chicago and how these politicians make us look so bad, and how much corruption there is here. Also it looks like she's going to run in 2012."

Odds are very good she'll still be running in 2013.

"Also make sure you buy everything from Arizona."

Will do, kemo sabe. I've got 5 tons of sand and 1 cactus being delivered from Chandler next week. And that Arizona iced tea KICKS ASS!

5/13/2010 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are absolutely goddamn correct, no street stops. I only make 2 or 3 traffic stops a week, enough for a couple of easy movers. Nothing else. No way, too close to the end. Too much danger from the beast and danger from our exempt ranks and danger from the law firms waiting to sue me. No way. The blinders went on and they won't come off till that retirement is effective.

I'll take any report from anyone about anything. And little else.

Is there anyone out there who actually believes jody weis has our backs? We get a fuck job on the contract and a fuck job on the pension now being undertaken in Springfield. Aggressive is no longer in my police vocabulary. Reports and providing backup, the citizens need to watch out for themselves.

5/13/2010 07:56:00 AM


OK please make up your mind. You say absolutlely no street stops, then you say you make 2-3 stops a week. Then you add that you write easy movers. I ask why? You are ready to retire and target easy movers because...? Why are you generating any revenue?

5/13/2010 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sick but funny. Now all these shit heads can get their money, go buy more crack, get caught and end up right back in jail.

5/13/2010 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City Council did not even get to vote on the contract. Daley saw to it that it didn't even come up for a vote.

Fucking goddamn corrupt bastard cock sucker. Oops, sorry, that is an insult to bastard cock suckers.

Daley belongs in prison. Now.

5/13/2010 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a Lieutenat who gave this city 30 years. This department and city stinks now. I just retired last year. I'm so glad I did. Moving to another state in 2 weeeks. Feel sorry for those great officers I left behind. Guys and girls, don't do shit unless you want your Supt. to put you in jail.

5/12/2010 03:07:00 PM

Lieutenat? You must have been meritcloutorious!

5/13/2010 03:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems everybody wins class-action lawsuits against the city. So how about FOP and PBPA do something for once and file a class action on behalf of those officers who can show unequal punishment handed down by the Police Board, IAD or the Supt. Shouldn't be very hard to prove, you know the guy who might take 30 pending for his only ever sustained CR on some minor infraction while the other clouted guy has several serious infractions and never took 30 pending. Or how about a class action for the retired guys never given their retirement stars, ID's because of open CR# while others with clout leave the job and get all their retirement stuff even with open CRs and worse in their files. Two very easy provable class actions to be filed but no balls by the FOP and PBPA to file. Great representation we have, too afraid to piss off the City on behalf of many members who got screwed over.

5/13/2010 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While it sounds sort of insane, just how else do you punish a government entity for a long history of minor abuses against people they have in custody?

About all you can do is a financial penalty.

I can just about guarantee it's not over though. Tip of the iceberg would be my guess.

5/13/2010 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Street assholes will now be lining up in front of the stations flaunting cans of beer and dropping baggies with sugar and oregano in them to get locked up now and get paid.

The big question, officially:

WHAT THE FUCK DO WE DO NOW?

What do all these MSF, TRU, SSF and WKW cowboys who have forgotten how to do real police work do now?

What do we do now Mr. J-Fled Hatchetman?

Put them in Retread School and back into Beat Cars?

5/13/2010 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FOP should look into these diffeences in handing out punishment. A thing to remeber though is that inorder for the courts to even look into the case the circumstances ie: rules violations must be exact or very close. Then you got em if they try to hand out more punishment thann given before ie: past practice.
ARE YOU LISTENING BELLA? DONANUE? ETC...?

5/14/2010 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, it's sickening. Even moreso, imagine as fellow officers, that your child witnessed a horrific act of violence, now imagine him or her being shanghiaed to a detective area, possibly in cuffs, and kept in one of those awful holding cells, without food, maybe having to piss on themselves, until a detective 'got around' to their needs. Personally, even with the economic mess this county, state and City is in, the fact is, the City got off cheap.

5/15/2010 08:14:00 PM  

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