Sunday, July 18, 2010

Off Duty Killed

In front of his home, in uniform. And retiring next month:
  • An off-duty police officer was shot and killed near 74th Street and Evans Avenue at about 6:20 a.m., police said.

    A police detective on the scene said the officer was pronounced dead at 6:41 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and that he was coming home from a midnight shift.

    He was outside cleaning the glass of his recently purchased 2010 black Buick when three suspects approached the detective said.

Labels:

239 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This again is terrible news. Officers be safe out there.

If you don't pack heat off duty, & bring a spare mag. yes you think sounds silly and no it would not have changed the outcome of recent events of this year. do it for your family, do it for yourself, and be safe always.

RIP Officer

7/18/2010 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a f*ckin' shame.
REST IN PEACE OFFICER

7/18/2010 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm at a loss for words.............

7/18/2010 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT THE FUCK! !!!!!! The animals in this God forsaken shit hole are out of control! !!!! F*&K this city, the mayor and that sorry ass leader J-fled!!! We are sitting ducks, this city needs to get put on lock down. ...like now. R.I.P. and prayers to his family.

7/18/2010 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF WE NEED TO MARCH and tell Daley Balcer Quinn that if they dont protect us and start enforcing the Law We will quit.

My heart goes out to this officer and his family what a shame that close to retirement.

7/18/2010 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not again... I couldn't beleive my eyes when I read this first on Breaking News.

Sir, may God bless you and your loved ones, enjoy a great retirement in heaven.

7/18/2010 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and Daley has a 15 man security detail

7/18/2010 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm... Officer Soderberg is killed. Then there's graffiti: we kill cops appearing. Then an off-duty officer is being harassed for being a cop. Now, this off duty officer is shot in front of his home because he was a police officer.

It's about to be as dangerous to be an officer in Chicago as it is to be a resident!

7/18/2010 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely heartbreaking.

7/18/2010 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Brother in blue said...

Rest in peace officer. Another sad day to bear.

7/18/2010 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers go out to this Officer and his family. This can't be allowed to happen again.

7/18/2010 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

unreal...may God comfort the family of the officer and all our loved ones...my thoughts and prayers are with the family

7/18/2010 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

war zone we the CPD are being targeted just like in Iraq

7/18/2010 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace. Prayers to the family and friends of this officer.

From a frightened CPD spouse

7/18/2010 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

with the bitter taste of alvarez, haymaker, wortham, and soderberg still fresh, yet another tragedy has befallen the chicago police department... tell me please that this is just a bad dream and yet another officer in uniform has not just been murdered---- god help us and keep us strong in these darkest hours.....

7/18/2010 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not again. R.I.P. my fallen brother.

7/18/2010 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ironically, he was watching the mayors house the night before as part of the detail.
Soon to retire, our brother joins the ranks of those unfairly taken from us... "Chicago's Finest."

7/18/2010 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Brother! My heart goes out to his family!
This open hunting season on police officers must be stopped!

7/18/2010 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP OFFICER

7/18/2010 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My condolences to the officer's family.
But, this has to stop - NOW!
Wake up Mayor we need help.

7/18/2010 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fk u daley fk u jfed fk the command staff this once great force feared by criminals has been turned into fair game open targets no more weapon at ready every time some shady mfer approaches us its every man for themself lost in filmore

7/18/2010 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Early this Morning at 6 am, We lost another officer. Chicago Police Officer Michael Gregory Bailey was shot and killed in the 3rd district, after returning home from work. This Officer was murdered in front of his home, he was going to retire in August. Please keep the Bailey Family in your prayers, this family will be going through some tough times in the days ahead. God Help Us All !!!!

7/18/2010 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R. I. P. Officer and god bless all the brothers in blue.

7/18/2010 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous ISP Sgt said...

My heart is breaking with these uniformed killings. The time has come to tell the mayor to screw himself, coppers need to do what they do best, within some reason of course. Soon to be retired? My prayers for the officer's family and CPD.

7/18/2010 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous CN said...

These animals are out of control. RIP brother.

Any word if anyone is in custody?

7/18/2010 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh God,not again.

7/18/2010 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ENOUGH God Help the CPD and this city

7/18/2010 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My heart aches for this officers family and for his brothers and sisters at CPD. Please accept the condolences from this citizen and know that many in Chicago really do care. Please be safe, protect each other. Know that what you do matters and that all of you are appreciated.

7/18/2010 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are we going to force the media and Daley to address the savagery of this city?

7/18/2010 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace Brother.
To the rest of you, please please please be safe, go home safe and not in a uniform.

To the media, why are you not looking into the man power shortage on the Chicago Police Department? Why arent you questioning bosses i.e Jody, as to why so many Officers are being killed, and violence in this "great" city is so high? Why isnt anyone other than the Police noticing how bad this city has become?

7/18/2010 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace M.B.
A late entry by present day standards onto the CPD, Mike was set to (mandatory/63)retire with app 20 years of service.
While nationally the largest cause of death in law enforcement was traffic accidents, our most recent (10)losses are mostly due to gunfire.
Please be careful in all that you do.
Again, Rest in Peace our brother, Rest in Peace.

7/18/2010 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Officer, all PO's are suffering the loss of another brother, and another police family grieves.This should be a pivotal moment at city hall. This J-Fled experiment has now resulted in nine (9) chicago police officers deaths as crime has skyrocketed under his watch. J-Jag counts them as nine photo ops and nine more reasons to dress up as the police.

7/18/2010 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God speed officer.

This is what happens when you let the animals run the zoo. It is about time the City takes the shackles of these police officers and let them have the freedom to do their jobs without the fear of losing their jobs or worse, going to jail. The criminals no longer fear the police as they know that the police's hands are tied. Police officers in uniform are now being targeted. Daley and Weis needed to step up and stop catering to the voting majority and do what is best for this City, critics, reverends and liberals, be damned. Maybe they just don't care as they are both on the way out. This once great City is going down the shitter. I can't wait to retire and move out of this God forsaken state. Old Mayor Daley has to be turning over in his grave over the way his son is driving this City to the ground.

I for one am so glad I can have a weapon in my home now to protect myself. I will jump through all the hoops they put out there, because when someone tries to break into my home, I will aim right for the space between the eyes!

7/18/2010 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another Brother in uniform shot to death..............

He was returning home after guarding the Mayors house on the 1st watch. He was assigned to 001 and about to retire in August. Maybe this will be the wake up call to the Mayor that we need more P.O.'s I am sure the Mayor and his wife slept well last night knowing that this P.O. was guarding their house. I am sure the P.O.'s family will not sleep well this evening or for years to come.

Rest in Peace, my Brother in Blue.

7/18/2010 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unbelievably sad, my heart is broken and I am filled with rage and disgust, may God bless this officer, his friends and family

7/18/2010 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Godspeed to the officer and prayers for the family! Mayor daley you either need to bring in the NATIONAL GUARD NOW!, OR RAPIDLY HIRE OFFICERS! YOUR FRIEND OBAMA IS THE PRESIDENT FROM CHICAGO,HOW ABOUT GETTING FEDERAL DOLLARS NOW TO HELP THE PRESIDENTS "HOME TOWN"!

7/18/2010 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I'm going to be sick. How awful.

7/18/2010 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was still in uniform? That is insane. These guys/kids need to be executed on the spot. Like any wild animal that attacks humans.

7/18/2010 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 month from retirement! May he rest in peace. May his murderer(s) be hunted and killed like the savages they are. God bless his family and friends and brothers and sisters in blue.

7/18/2010 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Pat Scanlan said...

I'm getting awfully tired lowering my flag to half-staff. My thoughts and prayers are with the Officer's family, friends and colleagues. Again CPD mourns a Hero. God speed.
Pat Scanlan, retired

7/18/2010 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In full uniform.

This tragedy brought to you by second and third generation welfare scum, who value nothing and get paid for doing nothing, courtesy of your tax dollars.

Simply incredible. Prayers to the family.

---not a cop

7/18/2010 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wtf?!?!

7/18/2010 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous from Illinois 2nd largest city said...

Another tragedy for a good family and your department. God bless you all.

7/18/2010 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another tragedy for a good family and your department. God bless you all.

7/18/2010 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest his soul.

To hell with this city...I am now a civilian with the ability to protect my family inside my home with a handgun...but I can't have it on my person while I'm outside working in my garage, or mowing my lawn or otherwise enjoying my front sidewalk with my 2 kids on their bikes or scooters or whatever???

Sorry in advance to all the 2 year wonders coming to train here, but I AM going to purchase and start carrying a sub-compact .45 in my front pocket...I'm tired of the shitheads having the upper hand while the Mayor keeps up with his underhandedness.


I'm a damn good shot, and was trained by the best.

Well versed in the Use of Force Model and prepared to use it.

7/18/2010 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe it. RIP officer, you will be in our prayers. It's time to come together and fight to get this residency ban lifted. How many more brothers will we have to loose?

7/18/2010 10:34:00 AM  
Blogger Have it Better Than Most said...

WTF!!! Thanks Daley for they years of placating to the "Revs" and community groups....Congratulations that healthy fear is no longer there and this is the result...

RIP Brother....You will not be forgotten.

7/18/2010 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't you think it's time to DECLAIR WAR on these FUCKIN MUTTS?

7/18/2010 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow. fucking wow.


Another one, and in uniform?


Fucking savages

7/18/2010 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous 016 afternoons said...

I am speechless.

Godspeed, my brother. May God take care of you and your family.

The Good Guys are ALWAYS supposed to win, this is unbelievable!

7/18/2010 10:38:00 AM  
Blogger JB said...

My Thoughts and Prayers go out to his family and all the men and women in blue who protect us.

7/18/2010 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF is going on in this piece of shit city. Take the handcuffs off of the police and allow us to clean up this fucked up city. God bless this fallen officer's family. This is so sad!!!

7/18/2010 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is horrible! Of course they knew he was the police, he was still in uniform! Rest in peace, Michael Bailey.

7/18/2010 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God's speed to you, Brother. And may he give peace to your family and friends.

7/18/2010 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP CPD

We've become a disposable commodity to this city. The politicians use us for cover while fleecing the citizens, the criminal element that reviles us , are afforded all the legal/illegal remedies to neutralize our effect. All we can do is watch as the once vibrant city and proud police department decay beyond redemption, where respect and honor are no longer considered virtues but impediments by the thieving politicians and the criminal elements(one in the same). Brothers and sisters keep your heads down and weather the storm, this too shall pass, as the sun returns after a tempest.

My prayers and thoughts to the officer and his family family.

Retired 2008

7/18/2010 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First in our backyard in Englewood now in front of our homes! Be careful out there! These idiots are watching every move we make, just waiing for the chance!

7/18/2010 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP. Lord have mercy on us all.

7/18/2010 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about banning criminals?

I know it's a radical idea, but it's time that the Cook county states attorney and Cook county courts, stop cutting deals and handing out lenient sentences.

Sending street level dealers to prison for long stretches while robbery, burglary, agg. batt., and uuw offenders
get charges lowered, is bullshit.

On top of that mayor stupid cut the pd to shit so now we have a criminal population that knows there is little time
for doing the crime.

Remember situational awareness kids.

7/18/2010 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear scc: my heart is breaking

7/18/2010 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to the officer's family. What is wrong with this society? God bless.

7/18/2010 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First, let me say God Bless you Brother and may you rest in peace. Second, when is this going to end? We all got together to march around for contract issues. When are we going to stand together and let everyone know that changes need to be made? Remember when everyone used to say "Just get home to family safely at the end of your shift." We can't even do that anymore. I am so outraged. The mayor doesn't care, Weis doesn't understand so he can't ever care as much as we do. We have ASAs that won't approve felony charges for people that fight the police, judges that give TRIPLE probation, and a "think tank" that cares more about manipulating crime statistics than the safety of those of us on the front lines. I know this is a time of mourning for us all, so I understand if this isn't posted right away or at all. I just had to get it out. How much more heartbreak are we and our loved ones expected to endure?

7/18/2010 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the fuck. I'm done with these assholes. Time to start beating ass. Fuck them I don't care

7/18/2010 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my sincere condolences to him and his family and thanks for his service

7/18/2010 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous PO Turner said...

Ok so here we stand again another Chicago Police Officer shot and killed comen home from work in uniform!!! So when is the city of chicago gunna stand up and say ENOUGH!!Some things need to change in the ghetto!! Drug testing everyone who's receives wellfare checks, random premiss checks on section 8 housing by the police, better conviction rates!!And the Judges, States attorneys,and defense attorneys need to held accountable for resleasing the scum that commit crimes again, 3felony's and death penalty!!! Trust me i have more!!! This is War my friends!!!! MY thought and prayers go out to all the family's!!! I already lost 2 friends in 11months so u do what u do im gunna do what i do!!! God bless brothers n sisters in blue!Be safe out there!! Officer Turner 7th dist 1st watch

7/18/2010 11:34:00 AM  
Blogger Duke (Earl) said...

Once again, a senseless tragedy. My heartfelt condolences to the CPD and the officers officers family.

God speed officer and may you find peace in the Kingdom of God.

7/18/2010 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous 013th District Copper said...

Another brother killed, another brother's funeral. I am having trouble dealing with all of this.

7/18/2010 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is just too much. I am so angry. WTF!! My thoughts and prayers go out to the officer's family and friends for this tragic and senseless loss. My heart is just so heavy from all the loss that CPD has had to endure recently. Be safe. God bless CPD.

And not quite off topic... I also read this on chicagobreakingnews.com.

"3 Arrested for harassing off-duty police officer
Three men were arrested early this morning for throwing objects at an off-duty police officer's vehicle, after he identified himself as an officer, police said.

"About 2:45 a.m., an off-duty police officer was driving an unmarked vehicle in the 2200 block of West 19th Street when three men began to harass the officer, Monroe District police said.

"The officer announced who he was, but it did not stop the three men--reportedly members of a gang--to throw bottles and other objects at the officer's vehicle, police said.

"The officer remained at the scene and waited for back-up to arrive. When more officers came, the men, whose ages were not immediately available, were arrested, police said.

"No one was injured in the incident, police said.

Harrison Area detectives are investigating."

WTF??!!! That's all I can say... WHAT THE FUCK...

7/18/2010 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I speak for everyone when I say that I'm getting fucking tired of the mourning band being on my star. It hasn't come off since P.O. Wortham was killed.

7/18/2010 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Dear God, NO! Why? Why???? The vermin are hunting you all down. This is insane. Daley should be ousted! Weis should be ousted! Please be careful Officers!! Please make some kind of plan for your safety every single second you are unprotected out here. Never assume you are safe for even one second. Assume you WILL be attacked. Please don't leave yourselves open to this. You all have to keep thinking like you are on the streets of Iraq, like you are open targets for sniper fire every where you go. On or Off! You are no longer safe where you felt safe before. Be the most paranoid you can be. Even in your sleep! Maybe that will save more of you. Dear God, this is unbelievable. You are sitting ducks every single second and the mayor and his fxxx Feeb are NOT publicly addressing the danger they personally have put you in. They are NOT taking actions adminstratively. They are NOT fighting back. They have blood on their hands once again, just days later! They are chilling in their pools of corruption and watching, setting up the cold-blooded murders of your brothers in arms. Godspeed to all of you. You are helpless. This is horrific to helplessly witness. CHICAGO IS A FREAKING WAR ZONE!!!!SOMEBODY FREAKING DO SOMETHING TO STOP THIS!!!! THIS HAS TO STOP!!!! THIS HAS TO STOP!!!! WE NEED THOUSANDS MORE POLICE AND WE NEED THEM NOW!!!! BRING THE CPD FORCE BACK UP TO FULLY STAFFED, FULLY EQUIPPED NOW!!!! DON'T WAIT FOR ONE MORE CPD OFFICER TO SENSELESSLY LOSE HIS/HER LIFE!!!!

From Family of Chicago Police Department's Finest

7/18/2010 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why is daley/j-fled trying to portray the past 2 officers to be assassinated as "attempt robberies". they are acting like the shit heads had no idea they were police officers. It is obvious, since both po's were in uniform that the shit heads deliberatly target them and killed them because they are police officers....

7/18/2010 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the outrage from the communtiy: Jesse Jackson, Phlegar, Rev. Meeks and all the other REvs that love to tell Daley and Weis what to do?
Why aren't they out there telling their constituants to do the right thing. Teaching them to be productive in society.

RIP Officer.

7/18/2010 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Stop the Killing" is what the marchers yell when another CPS 'honors student" is gunned down...where are the marchers when yet another police officer in FULL UNIFORM is gunned down? The good people are loosing control of the city...WAKE UP FOLKS..gang members are gaining the advantage...

7/18/2010 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Officer! Ladies and Gentleman we are at WAR, and with jfled and his band of morons masters etc we have no leader!

7/18/2010 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as I'm concerned this damn well better be treated like a line of duty death. He was in his uniform and for all we know the scum may have been trying to get his weapon.

I am really sick of the violence in this city and nation. Time to take the bangers and other scum and put them on their own island.

7/18/2010 12:26:00 PM  
Blogger Outspoken Detective said...

RIP my brother. This is a war and we are losing. I can't even begin to say what I feel about our Mayor and J-Fled. They need to be thrown out on their ass. Is there anybody with the balls to take charge and give us the manpower and power to take this city back. This is beyond comprehension.

7/18/2010 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we will miss you MB ..... This shit is crazy. 001

7/18/2010 12:51:00 PM  
OpenID hipiap1 said...

Daley's Detail Officer.

When the fuck is anyone in Shity Hall going to wake up?

3 in 2 months.

7/18/2010 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How could this happen? Daley had a "march" just yeaterday.

Did Jody forget to tell the thugs to "knock it off" last night?

7/18/2010 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for the officer's family at home and family on the job. What a tragic and terrible loss.

As a civilian sibling of several officers, my heart breaks for all of you.

I'll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

7/18/2010 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP OFFICER,GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

7/18/2010 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS SHIT HAS GOT TO STOP!!!!WE NEED TO MARCH NOW!!!!!!

7/18/2010 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pain is unbearable. Another great man whose life has been taken from us. May you rest in peace Officer Bailey, and may the perpetual light shine upon you.

7/18/2010 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enough is enough . Time to go to war with these animals.. you can only push for so long before you get pushed back!

7/18/2010 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP brother. We luv ya man and will see you again on the other side.

7/18/2010 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The time has come to put the fear of the police back in these motherfuckers.

7/18/2010 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is Jesse, Al and "Father" Plemger???

Where is Obama he is our chief law enforcement officer?

Huh?

Wha??

Hello???

7/18/2010 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Officer Bailey. We are so sorry you had to go like that. Condolences to your family. That is 9 policemen killed? God let there not be a 10th.

7/18/2010 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Godspeed, Mike; may He give you eternal rest, and your family peace and comfort.

While I agree with all the anti Daley and J-Fled rhetoric, this is not the string to post them in.

7/18/2010 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The time is now to take off the gloves to protect ourselves...
Which exempt member is going to stand up for the rank and file? Who is willing to say ...
go into 7,or 3, and do what you have to do & fuck the cr's?

Rest in Peace Officer Bailey...

7/18/2010 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This $#!% has to stop! They force us to live here, but won't allow us to do our jobs, or let law abiding citizens arm and protect themselves or their families and homes. The inmates are running the asylum! This city is burning and Dailey sits on the fifth floor and fiddles like Nero in Rome. Jody is only making the situation worse. He's out of his element, and over his head. This department needs a superintendant that is the REAL POLICE, and has the balls to do what needs to be done. We also need a mayor who is wise enough to listen and let the police be the police again!!

7/18/2010 02:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm just heartbroken as everyone else. God Bless his family & RIP my brother.

7/18/2010 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Three Police Officers killed in less than 3 months in this out of control once fine city. How many more of our brothers and sisters have to be killed before they take off our handcuffs so we can put these savage beasts back in check? Chicago has to be the most dangerous city in America. If i was joe citizen and wasnt packing heat, i would be very scared.

RIP Officer

7/18/2010 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF WE NEED TO MARCH and tell Daley Balcer Quinn that if they dont protect us and start enforcing the Law We will quit.

My heart goes out to this officer and his family what a shame that close to retirement.

7/18/2010 08:47:00 AM

With the movie makers in town we could actually get noticed, i am in lets march NOW! How about around the transformers set that would shake up shortshanks!

RIP officer you will not be forgotten and your death will be avenged!

7/18/2010 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's on!

Have those guns all the time, everywhere you go. Use them without mercy when given the chance.

7/18/2010 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an all to common. Crime is out of control. Mike was a good guy. Rest in peace Mike.

Old 1st Watch 001

7/18/2010 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Officers we are in a day and time where we must become more resilient. People need to understand that all the problems of the "hood" are not what has caused these days to come nigh. There are only two entities who one can serve in the world. The people who have committed these acts have consciously chosen to serve the one who represents evil. What we as G-d/righteous/good serving individuals must do is be ready for war, and take that war to evil, causing fear, and terrorizing it to the point of no return, in our Fathers name, until it has NO place to reside amongst us. We must dispatch the minions of Satan back to the place where they can only roam amongst each other. If anyone must fall, and give there life as part of this cause, let it those of darkened hearts and souls, for they have no place amongst the children of G-D. Be aware, protect yourself, and each other. This is a fight that we MUST win. We must be strong for one another, and stand aside each other vigilantly as we take on this war. God bless my friend Officer Thomas Wortham IV, Officer Thor Soderborg, and Officer Michael R. Bailey. God bless all officers that can see past what our media "frenzy" presents to us, and know and understand what we are truly facing.

Clay
007/3rd Watch

7/18/2010 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that it's time the Chicago FOP #7, and certainly the state lodge petition the gubernatorial candidates for a promise to immediately lift the moratorium on executions in Illinois.

M. Bazarek, 013

7/18/2010 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Officer

This city fucking blows ass

7/18/2010 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kline gets canned because a few off duties got in a couple of bar fights. Now off duties are getting murdered and jfled's talking about an extension. Whats wrong with this world? This shit aint worth it anymore. No one likes us, no one sticks up for us.
-seriously thinking about quitting.

7/18/2010 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and Mayor Daley's approval rating drops from "WHY IS THIS FUCKING GUY STILL IN OFFICE?" to "SERIOUSLY, WHY IS THIS FUCKING GUY STILL IN OFFICE?" sad that the streets had to turn into a war zone before anyone realized it.

7/18/2010 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the result of our inability to properly do our job. Officers on the street are afraid to properly challenge and arrest the gangbangers because they know they will not be backed by our command staff. All but a few of our real leaders are gone. Either removed in the periodic purges of J=Fled or forced to retire in disgust. Others that have the institutional knowledge and ability are out in the districts trying their best but knowing they are fighting a losing battle. We need to confront he animals on the street for the sake of our families, ourselves and the decent people that still populate this city. But how can we do what is needed when we are undermanned, undertrained,outgunned,and every move we make is scrutinized and disected by those that are looking for a scapegoat. Our young officers are in fact scared to be the police and the older ones have learned that there is no benefit to putting their lives on the line only to be told it is not enough. Cozzi is enough proof that standing up the criminals can ruin your life. There is also the fact that we have no hope of advancement without clout and a mayor that hates us. We need to do something or we will continue to lose on the streets and our job will become more dangerous by the day as proven by recent events. I don't pretend to have any answers I only know that each day when i go to roll call I promise to myself that I will try to do something to ensure that my fellow police officers will be safe and the criminals of this city will feel some pain. In almost 29 years this seems to be the worst summer I have seen. R.I.P. and God Bless all of out fallen brothers and sisters.

7/18/2010 03:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was in uniform???????

7/18/2010 03:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sickening news. My heart goes out to this officer's family and friends.

When are our officers going to be able to be the police and take back the city? When will enough be enough? How many officers have to be killed before Daley or J-Fed get off their asses and start protecting them? Who's rights are we concerned about?

To the working officers of CPD: F*ck all those savages. Do what you gotta do and let em know whos boss. Be safe- you're in my prayers.

7/18/2010 03:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we need to organize a march again where we will demand daley hire police

7/18/2010 03:23:00 PM  
Blogger Rosemarie "Ro" Giambalvo said...

When the police can take back the City and not be afraid of lawsuits, life and limb, fired or prison, senseless murders of our police officers and citizens will stop! BE SAFE OUT THERE!

7/18/2010 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Officer M.B.
Bring back the death penalty and enforce it. In the 1800's we hung horse thieves. Kind of overboard but they only got caught stealing one horse.

7/18/2010 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

with the bitter taste of alvarez


What don't you at least get the name right!!!!! Valadez

7/18/2010 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This makes my stomach turn.

As a regular Joe-Citizen of Chicago, what am I supposed to do?

You bet I'll get myself a gun. But that won't stop the killing.

I'm ready to take to the streets.

Just tell me when and where and I'll be there.

The anger and frustration we're feeling needs to be expressed.

May peace be with the Officer's family and may peace return to this cesspool of violence.

7/18/2010 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another sad day. This has to stop!

We have to stop re-electing these bleeding heart elected officials, we need some Law and Order like old man Daley used to provide.

Our President, Attorney General, U.S. Attorneys, Mayor, Aldermen, States Attorney and Federal, State and County Judges need to wiseup and start protecting us, not the thugs. Please wake up, everyone!

God Bless this Officer and his family.

7/18/2010 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will not be able to take back the streets because it would not look good on video.
One day the decent people will have had enough and be willing to turn their heads long enough for us to fix this.
That day is a long way off.

7/18/2010 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We do whats required of us everyday. We do what we do because thats who we are. We do what we can to protect our families. We do what we can to protect our friends. We do what we can to protect the people. We do and do and do. We do for ourselves because no one does for us.
NO ONE...

7/18/2010 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers for Him and His Family.

According to Breaking News: "Reached this morning, Daley spokeswoman Jacquelyn Heard said that the mayor was familiar with the officer".

I would hope Daley would be a bit more than just familiar with the Officer. How about knowing Him by His first name. He protected Daley, Daley's family, and Daley's property.

7/18/2010 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

White, black, or brown, we are all Blue. We have have a target on our backs. Protect one another cause we are all we have. My heart and prayers again go out to the family of one of our fallen.

7/18/2010 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe this...........again

7/18/2010 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF WE NEED TO MARCH and tell Daley Balcer Quinn that if they dont protect us and start enforcing the Law We will quit.

--DON'T wait on them to protect you. Protect yourself & each other.
NO Radio Assignment is more important than backing up another officer on a call or stop. Put police officers first. Thats what we did back in the day when bosses gave a crap about us. Our boss would tell us on a weekend night when we were short "check off with a zero, just check off. Do Not come in here with a dime bag or a whore - just back each other up"
Gosh I miss JH.

God Bless those we have lost.

7/18/2010 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to say it but I feel we are being targeted!


RIP officer!

7/18/2010 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a terrible tragedy. Unfortunately the poor police are caught in the middle. If the police reduce efforts, because of all the bs with the asshole mayor and his cohorts, or the bs by the jag off bosses, the police are ultimately the ones to suffer. In order to crack down on the jagoffs you make the politicians and bosses look good. Sometimes it's necessary to let the assholes on the street know who's In charge. Stay safe fuck everyone but the police and their families

7/18/2010 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any bets on if the offenders should have been in prison for other offenses, but were on the street due to our piece of shit court system and shitty judges? I don't want to raise my kids in this city or even the suburbs. Why take a chance that they will even have a chance encounter with one of these soul less bastard children who have no regard for human life? Rev Meeks, Jesse, Pflegler, Flint Taylor, Lovey and Lovey, Standish Willis, Andre Grant...the death of our police officers are the result of your money grubbing..race baiting actions. All of you have made the criminal the victim and the protector the criminal. I hope you are all proud of what you have done. Fuck YOU!

7/18/2010 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless our fallen officer and his family. How can this happen again and again? The city is out of control. Police powers have been stripped because that's the way the rev.'s want it. Well Mr. Mayor you were so concerned about your voting block that the who;e city has been turned over to these mopes and they now run your city. Any by the way, where the hell is Jesse, Sharpton, and all the other media grabbing rev's? Shouldn't they be outraged? They sure are all over the place when the camera's are there.

7/18/2010 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Slap a drunk... go to jail. Use profanity to get a point across...get a CR#. Do your job agressively....get both of the above. It's time to fight fire with fire. The best way to do it in these liberal times is to aqgressively enforce ALL traffic laws. Think I'm kidding? Tow everything from a suspended DL to loud music to no insurance and no license. The power of the pen is mightyer than the sword....for now.

7/18/2010 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This terrible tragedy is a direct result of decisions made by richardmdaley and carried out by jodypweis.

The spilled blood is on their hands. They handcuffed the police, they caused the streets to be given back to the savages. They have given rise to the "no fear" attitude in the hearts of the young thugs while planting seeds of doubt in all of Chicago's police officers.

This also is the result of years of bad court decisions, years of thugs filing and winning lawsuits against police, years of the likes of bloodsucker lawfirms feeding off city payouts and also the result of imprisoning a hard working officer for no good cause other than to "send us a message."

We got the message. You look now at what you have caused with that message.

Supt. weis, we know you don't have our back. Who has yours?

That piece of vitriol aside, my deepest condolences to the Baily family.

Now what mayor mumbles? Do we now march in protest of violence? Who do we call to get the mess you created straightened out?

Who fixes things now?

7/18/2010 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from the linked Sun-Times article:



"Daley was stunned and outraged when he heard of the officer’s death, said mayoral press secretary Jacquelyn Heard.

“The mayor’s thoughts are the same as everyone else’s. How could this happen? Why is it still happening? Why hasn't our collective anger reached the point where we've been able to put an end to it.

“How much more of this tragic and needless violence will it take for our anger to take hold when even a uniformed officer returning home from a day’s work can't even make it inside.

“Another uniformed police officer gunned down. Another guardian of public safety killed. For what? A car that the offender didn't even get. It's unreal.”"


Hypocrates would be proud.

7/18/2010 04:29:00 PM  
Blogger sc911 said...

Another terrible loss. God rest his soul and comfort his family.

7/18/2010 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this might break the cpd. How much more can we take?

7/18/2010 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just TOTAL SADNESS! R.I.P.

really ANGRY, istead of R.I.P., we should have been getting ready to say "congratulations, enjoy retirement". SAD!!!!

7/18/2010 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will this be in the line of duty I see no difference- clout???

7/18/2010 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's nice to know that the mayor is "familiar" with the man who guards his home and family every night. RIP Officer.

7/18/2010 05:09:00 PM  
Blogger Bud Harton said...

May God bless and keep Michael Bailey and give his family peace.

I have quite the opposite prayer for Daley and the Chicago politicians.
I am a retired cop from outside the City. Please know that we are all prayiong for the CPD and its Officers.

7/18/2010 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless Officer Bailey... My prayers to the family and friends of this Officer.

Area One Detective

7/18/2010 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As much as I would like to blame the current CPD regime, and they hold their responsibility too, the REAL issue is the courts. It is far easier to shoot your way out and take your chances in court that some sympathetic judge or jury will judge you, or at the beginning, some inept or lazy state's attorney will get called to handle your case.

The Cook County justice system is creating these animals. Not a one of the shooters of the last officers killed in the line of duty were first at bat. Each had a long history of knowing that in Cook County ONLY the criminals stand a chance. If they win in court, they get a lottery ticket to sue the city. If they lose, they get to appeal or more frequently get time considered served or minimal sentences where they get to hang out with their buddies, gain some cred in their gang and work on developing better tactics.

The cops - damned if they do, damned if they don't and the courts ready, willing and able to hold them accountable - sympathy is saved for the thugs that victimize us all.

Right now, too many cops are getting killed or hurt too damn often! The last three have hit the officers where we feel comfortable, on known ground.

Be aware always - the only way to keep yourself safe. We are not invincible - particularly without our radios or backup. Stay safe.

7/18/2010 05:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P.

But for the grace of God, there may go any of us....

7/18/2010 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would say that we should enact a ZERO TOLERANCE policy on our own...every fuckin son of a bitch goes to jail...but daley, weiss and the aldermen will just take credit for it and continue to fuck us. I BLAME DALEY and his minions for this BULLSHIT. God Bless You Office...Enjoy your retirement with God, may he see to it to give some peace to your family...it really SUCKS that you cannot enjoy what you earned here on earth...fucking animals.

7/18/2010 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Daley, j-fled the Franken-fed, the alderfools, runnin' dog rev'runs, the media and the Cook County court system are DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT LOSING CONTROL OF THE STREETS OF CHICAGO.

In their zeal to destroy CPD, they have sent a message to the criminal element that they can murder, rob and rape with impunity and they are doing JUST THAT!

Daley Inc. doesn't care how many citizens are maimed and killed. He has no interest in doing ANYTHING to get in front of this... As long as CPD does yeoman work keeping the bloodshed confined to the Southside & Westside. When the shit spills over in vivid fashion in Lincoln Park and Downtown, shortshanks will peel off some of that bankroll he's hoarding and hire... Not one second before that.

These mutts are bold beyond belief and they all say the same thing. That franken-fed is here to fuck the Police up in any and every way he can on Daley's orders.

More coppers stripped and p.o.w'd than ever.

More coppers paying punitive damages on cases that would be thrown out anywhere else other than Cook County.

Coppers being head-hunted and disparaged thanks to the Daley Inc. media spin machine.

all anyone has to do is make a bullshit allegation against a Policeman and that will be the end of your career or even your freedom.

Battery to Police Officers are at an all time high because these mutts KNOW that even if they lose the fight, they get paid in a law suit, the copper has to pay damages and face the prospect of franken-fed & i.p.r.a actively seeking their separation and imprisonment.

With all that said...

You don't think these mutts wouldn't start actively targeting Police Officers thanks to the current regime?

Nobody in a position to give a fuck about us and it actually counts toward something, give a fuck.

The bloodshed and mayhem on the streets and the active targeting of Policemen by assassins is an expense Daley and Franken-fed are willing to write off in order to achieve their goal.

Oh well... As long as Policemen continue to die bravely and with great honor, king shorty, j-fled, masters(x3), brust, o'keefe et al are happy. Another photo-op, another chance to profane our uniform made holy by sacrifice. Another chance to point and laugh at our bloody tears of outrage.

It is open season on the Police and we're on our own...

We say if people want the cuddly, friendly, non-scary, non-aggressive Police then too bad.

We invoke Rule #24...

"Be polite. Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you encounter should it be necessary".

And we add, "Leave no offender alive to reap the benefit of additional stolen oxygen and hitting the ghetto lottery jackpot."

...We can hear the moaning and hand wringing now. "Wah, that's too mean and vicious!"

The reality is there are beings in human for that only understand a hard, forceful response.

Nobody has the political spine to give CPD their mojo back...

Look for this stuff to continue if not get worse.

7/18/2010 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still, once again, no public words condemming this act from Phleger, Meeks, Guitierriez, the Jacksons, and all the other store front Reverends.

If the officer had shot and killed the offender first, they'd be all over it.

Assholes.

7/18/2010 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the result of politicians who pander to fake reverends, Anita Alvarez' office and Judges, period.

7/18/2010 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now we can't be in the parking lot at our job, we can't be in front of our house, is there a place where we aren't targets from the animals that inhabit this jungle?

I guess that having a new motorcycle or automobile makes you a target now.

7/18/2010 05:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace ........

ISP Brother

7/18/2010 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is the police dept the city wants. all we need to remember is that we are zoo keepers and we need to be nice to the animals.

7/18/2010 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in peace brother, they didn't steal his car but they did steal his retirement. We need to get rid of Daley and get someone in office that cares about the crime in this city. I'm glad I made the 29. I can't wait to get out of this crappy town.

7/18/2010 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Ron H. said...

As Horrible as this News is...As upset as you may be...I think it's in Bad Taste to mix Your Anger with profanity all the while Wishing the Family God's speed!

There is a Time and a Place...

It is at this Time we make attempts to lift the Famlies Spirt, with thoughts of our Sympathy...

May God See you through and Hold you unto himself.

7/18/2010 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just kissed my husband good bye and told him: "please come home safe". Nine more years for us. Oh God! I hope we make it out of this city.

CPD Wife

7/18/2010 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOD BLESS YOU OFFICE.
GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY
GOD BLESS THE CPD.

STAY STRONG.

KMA/IF

7/18/2010 06:08:00 PM  
Blogger Rich Rostrom said...

428 homicides in the city in 2009; 2.85 million people. That's a rate of 15 per 100,000 per year.

3 officers slain in 2 months out of roughly 11,000 sworn. That's a rate of 163 per 100,000 per year. And only

11 times as dangerous... Officers, stay safe if you can.

Just a civilian (who is also wondering how a 62-year-old man could be a 20-year veteran. How many officers start their service after age 40?)

7/18/2010 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems to me that the police need the security details on their residences and not an aldergoof and mayor.

7/18/2010 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone has to make a decision about how to handle a situation when they are in it and no one should second guess that decision. But I do want to present a different option.

My son is on the job. We were having a conversation a few years ago about his decision to stop carrying off-duty. He said he'd been to enough robberies/turned homicides to know that resisting the robbery could be fatal. He said he knew he'd be embarrassed if he were robbed and didn't stop it but he also knew that if he had his gun, he was likely to resist (being compelled to act like the police and not a "citizen") and that would make him more likely to be killed than just giving up what he had.

Yes, it would be a bitch to be the police and be robbed of your possession you worked hard for. You would likely get teased and you'd be embarrassed. But it might be a good idea to think about whether resisting is a good idea when someone has taken you by surprise and has a gun.

If they only want your property, which is probably insured, remember that it is better to be embarrassed than dead. I'm just presenting something to think about and I am definitely NOT second guessing the decisions these officers made.

I feel like I am part of the CPD family too and I have cried for each of these officers and their families too. I know that whatever happens on the street, the most important thing to me is that my son stay alive. I can imagine the grief these families feel and I know that I don't want to there. My heart goes out to them.

7/18/2010 06:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ballsy guy to be a copper and live in Grand Crossing.

Tragic and undeserved, but a warning to everyone else; don't live in places like this thinking that your badge and gun is some magic force-field from the goings on of the larger neighborhood around you.

These communities are hostile to police, period. It doesn't matter your race, color or creed, it doesn't matter how deep your roots run in that community. If you're a good, decent person, get the hell out of there and leave the animals to eat each other in the cage of their own making.

They don't want police services, nor do they deserve them.

7/18/2010 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace with God, my friend. My condolences to his family...

What now, Daley? J-Fed? Jesse "hypocrite" Jackson?

It's over, guys. You know for a fact that we will never, ever take the streets back.

I just don't know what to do anymore. A career change is almost impossible nowadays.

7/18/2010 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Lou said...

Rest In Peace my fellow warrior in blue.

I am heartsick that the thugs that are empowered by the years of liberal politics and policies have such a low value for human life.

This has to stop. NOW!!!

It is time for the liberal politics that breed scum like this has to end.

7/18/2010 06:55:00 PM  
Blogger Bill Cozzi said...

A friend told me about the murder of Officer Michael Bailey this morning. I am so sad. I will pray for all of our fallen officers. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
Be strong.

WJC:jn

7/18/2010 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

What the fuck. I'm done with these assholes. Time to start beating ass. Fuck them I don't care

7/18/2010 11:30:00 AM


I share your sentiments officer but use your head, do the job smart, don't get jammed up. Sleep on it. We'll figure a way without going to prison ourselves.

7/18/2010 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Brother...you're a hero.

Fucking wake up people! We need more P.O.'s and doubled up cars in these shit neighborhoods.

7/18/2010 07:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From a Retired PO-CPD 9th District, now living in Florida.
My Condolences to the family of Officer Bailey. Our Lord will have a special place in his Heavenly Home. I hope the Outrage for the loss of another True Hero is acknowledged by the like of the Rev Jackson, and all those who cry about Police Brutality. What about the Brutality caused by the SCUM who killed the Officers over the past few months. The only justice for these SCUM is a Death Sentence. To Hell with all the Do Gooders and Politically Correct Idiots.

7/18/2010 07:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

this might break the cpd. How much more can we take?

7/18/2010 04:37:00 PM


Perhaps we may have to endure more. I was told long ago that God will never give me more than I can handle. I have to pray for strength and then take a deep breath and go forward.

We go forward together, we lean on each other, pray we soon have a leader worth following for the ship is floundering now.

7/18/2010 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"But I do want to present a different option.

7/18/2010 06:40:00 PM"



with all due respect, your 'option' is a fantasy, because it puts your trust in their intentions.

and their intentions cannot be trusted.

ever.

regardless of the mistaken logic your son has chosen to use.


the actual option is to not be surprised.

not being surprised means not being caught off guard.

not being caught off guard means always being on guard.

always being on guard means never feeling 'safe' when in an unsafe environment.

and that requires recognizing that there are few, if any, environments that are truly safe enough to not be on guard.


this ain't Kansas, Dorothy.

7/18/2010 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is now open season on police officers. The fight for civilization has been lost and the savages have won. If the savages feel safe in attacking uniformed and armed police officers, how do you think they perceive the rest of the citizenry which is unarmed and defenseless? Week after week we read about verdicts in federal court awarding millions to Pookie or Ray Ray because he was strip searched or kept in a holding cell for more than 48 hours. Plaintiffs' lawyers are awarded millions in fees for representing these poor, downtrodden, misguided honor students. However, the judges rarely find Pookie guilty or set a high bond for Ray Ray even though he has multiple priors for UUW. If a Police Officer slaps a jerk in the gob after he is spat upon, he loses his job and gets four years hard time (Cozzi). If a gangbanger beats his baby mama, shoots someone in a drive by, and invades a senior's home, he is out on the street in a New York minute. The liberal A-Holes who have taken over the reins of the government including the criminal justice system have visited this upon us. The system has been turned on its head. Woe betide the police officer who tries to actually do his/her job. You will be sued, a CR # will be issued, you will be sent to callback and stripped of police powers, you will likely be given time off and lose pay, and, if your federal suit is lost, you are personally responsible for punitive damages.
Who in their right mind would want to do real police work in this atmosphere? The surprising thing is that there are so many honest, brave and dedicated souls who still take their oath to uphold the law and serve and protect the citizens seriously.
The voters better wake up and vote out the clowns who appoint the liberal judges who live in Glencoe and Evanston and who have only met minorities while they are providing maid or gardening service. This is NOT to say that minorities are the problem. No group has a corner on crime or being an A-hole. Minorities, for the most part, are the victims of others in the minority. But the self loathing liberal judges who have no real world experience are the racists in assuming that just because someone is a minority they are in need of coddling. There are many minorities who have made it on their own merit to the the top of every organization and occupation in this country from the military to law enforcement to medicine and law. They do not need nor want some sad, sorry white judge going easy on a criminal because he feels the criminal, as a minority, is incapable of conforming his behavior to the dictates of society. It is the epitome of racist thought to think that all minorities are lacking the will or discipline to be law abiding so they must be held to a differnet standard. Where are Jesse and Al when blacks are being mowed down in record numbers on the streets of Chicago by other blacks? Nowhere to be seen because they can't make any money from speaking out against black on black crime. No Anheuser-Busch to extort for a beer distributorship here, nothing to see, move along. RIP Brothers Bailey, Soderburg et al. and God Bless the CPD and have mercy on the unarmed citizens of Chicago.

7/18/2010 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Following the Bulls championship in the late 90s, the savages were out of control on the west side. Deputy Chief Eddie King stated "take back my streets, I'll handle the CRs". We did. CPD will never hear those words from another boss again. These are truly sad times for a once great Department.

Former 153

7/18/2010 07:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Supt. weis,

It should by now be as obvious to you as it is to all of us (real police officers) that the solutions you offered have taken this police department in the opposite direction from where it needs to be going.

How many more of us have to die because the savages are more empowered than the police?

Are you a man of your word? Are you a man of honor? Of dignity?

Then recall your promise and understand there is nothing more you can do here but to continue to make things worse.

Recall your promise and submit your resignation now for the greater good of the Chicago Police Department.

We need a strong leader. You are not it. We will deal with the man who gave you the job at a later date. Feb 22, 2011 to be exact.

If today, Sunday, July 18, 2010 does not infuriate, mobilize, galvanize and solidify our shared sense of purpose then nothing ever will.

weis and daley must go. It is as simple ass that. I will devote my every waking moment from now on to make sure richardmdaley is finally defeated at the polls.

Officers and friends and relatives of Officers, Firefighters and Paramedics, sewer workers and electricians, we must work hard to defeat the powers that have given us such corrupt and ineffectual leadership.

The race of our next mayor or police superintendant does not concern me in the least. What is in their heart and in their head does concern all of us. We have been lied to and stolen from enough.

Now is the time to get into action and make it happen!

New leadership NOW!

And not the same tired old horses trotted out all shined up.

New leadership NOW!

7/18/2010 07:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe it....

NO MORE PRO-ACTIVE POLICING!!!!!

7/18/2010 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My heart is heavy and in pain for the family of my brother in arms. This can happen to any of us anytime, on and off duty so be safe. The time has come for all of us to unite as one and apply political pressure on these creeps that represent us.

We so often cannot even agree where to go to lunch, but my friends if not now, when? It's time for the "REAL CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN" not these career minded political hacks. We need to move on these life long money grubbin snakes and come together. We can if we work together become a formidible lobbying force. This Officer's death lays squarely on the leaders of our City, our Department, and these arrogant Judges who let these scumbags back on the streets. I will bet my next check that each of these bastards have long criminal records. So let's stop lettin this happen by getting out and voting these useless tools out of office and demanding impeachment of incompetent Judges.

7/18/2010 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 7/18/2010 06:40:00 PM:

That victim mentality of your son is reflective of the general attitude of society that allows this to continue. Take it to it's logical extension and your son will have to allow the escape of someone armed with a gun even when he is on-duty. "Wouldn't want to risk a confrontation, maybe someone else will do the job for me."

The presence of a fucking gun on your hip does not "compel" one to act like the police. You either are the police, or you are not. My guess is the three most recently killed officers would have tried to resist regardless of whether they were armed, or not. My other guess is your son has not seen his share of "enough robberies/turned homicides to know that resisting the robbery could be fatal". He just probably isn't the police.

If some ancient dry cleaner owner won't back down, your trained and armed son shouldn't either, as evidenced by the recent (16 JUL) story of how Kim Ja Moon, aged 66 and 4'10", robbed at gunpoint in her business:

"Kim credited her viewing of the television show “Cops” with her refusal to obey the gunman's order to move to the secluded rear of the business.

“If I go back of store, maybe I die,” she said Thursday. “I stay here and fight,” she added, placing her hand firmly on the counter to show how she stood her ground.

Asked if she was worried about any consequences from resisting two armed robbers, she shakes her head.

“No, I'm not worried. He go to jail.” "

Perhaps more importantly, she doesn't become part of the continuously victimized herd.

7/18/2010 07:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The best way to do it in these liberal times is to aqgressively enforce ALL traffic laws. Think I'm kidding? Tow everything from a suspended DL to loud music to no insurance and no license. The power of the pen is mightyer than the sword....for now.

7/18/2010 04:24:00 PM"



thanks, loevy & loevy, for the suggestion.

7/18/2010 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you f#$%ing kidding? blaming j-fled, blaming shortshanks, blaming god knows who...its the fucking savage that is to blame. this officer and Wortham both died for their new rides. Wortham a motorcycle and this time a 2010 Buick. They are animals pure and simple!!! Blame the savage this time not J-fled

7/18/2010 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our fellow brave officers being killed = THIS CITY IS DEAD Over Finished. Write down this date and mark it as the End of all that is good and worth fighting for in this town. It is time to get out while you can and save yourself and your family. Daley Balcer Quinn and JFled and Masters and Ray Ray can have it. KMA -not the hair jelly police

7/18/2010 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coppers being head-hunted and disparaged thanks to the Daley Inc. media spin machine
Well said

Day of judgement is coming to Daley soon. God is always watching

7/18/2010 08:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My condolences to the brave men and women of CPD. This is happening far to often. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Please be careful!

Retired ISP.

7/18/2010 08:11:00 PM  
Blogger officer2friendly said...

Rest well my Brother. We mourn your passing.
It is time that all of my brothers and sisters in blue become the madmen the criminals used to fear. Not one more Officer. Not one more Father. Not one more Mother. Not one more Friend.
There are thought that lie too deep for tears...let them awaken the warrior.

7/18/2010 08:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read these comments from fellow officers and I feel both extremely sad and angry.

So much more I want to say, but for now I will leave it at, God bless you Officer Bailey. My God comfort your family as they grieve your parting from this life. May the hope that they and all of us will you see you again at least be of some solace in this time of sadness.

7/18/2010 08:21:00 PM  
Blogger James F. Pastor said...

This blog will weave together two incidents, one tragic and the other minor but telling. First, we will deal with the tragedy.

In yet another tragic incident, an off-duty, uniformed police officer was shot and killed on this day. The fallen officer was identified as Michael R. Bailey.

The other incident will not receive the same level of publicity, but it goes to the same conclusion: that is gang members are becoming more brazen and increasingly willing to challenge police officers. As the above story illustrates, the three men who confronted the fallen officer knew he was the police. He was in uniform. There was no doubt of his status as a police officer. Yet the bad guys confronted him anyway. Not only did they confront him, they killed him.

In a less serious, but telling, incident, three men were arrested early this morning for throwing objects at an off-duty police officer's vehicle, after he identified himself as an officer. About 2:45 a.m., an off-duty police officer was driving an unmarked vehicle in the 2200 block of West 19th Street when three men began to harass the officer. The officer announced who he was, but it did not stop the three men--reportedly members of a gang--to throw bottles and other objects at the officer's vehicle. The officer called for assistance and remained at the scene and waited for back-up to arrive. When more officers came, the men were arrested. Read Article

What do these incidents demonstrate? They demonstrate that gang bangers are challenging police officers. A career criminal just killed Officer Soderberg. Gang members killed Officer Wortham. Gang members were likely involved in this killing. Gang members were involved in the bottle throwing incident. When gang members brazenly challenge and kill police officers, they are crossing the line from criminal to extremist.

May God bless you Officer Bailey. My thoughts and prayers go out to your soul and your family. Thank you for your service to the city. May you rest in peace. God speed!

I have been warning police officers for years that the bold, brazen gang members would increasingly challenge the police. While these incidents do not necessarily illustrate a trend, they are disconcerting. Connect the dots, folks. The source and impact of these events should tell you that things are changing. Do not be blindsided. In the end, the need for diligence, awareness and caution is growing. Be prepared and be careful out there!

For more information, please see
http://securelaw.blogspot.com/

My regards and prayers,

Dr. James F. Pastor

7/18/2010 08:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haven't heard a peep from j-fled. WTF

7/18/2010 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Rest his soul.

To hell with this city...I am now a civilian with the ability to protect my family inside my home with a handgun...but I can't have it on my person while I'm outside working in my garage, or mowing my lawn or otherwise enjoying my front sidewalk with my 2 kids on their bikes or scooters or whatever???

Sorry in advance to all the 2 year wonders coming to train here, but I AM going to purchase and start carrying a sub-compact .45 in my front pocket...I'm tired of the shitheads having the upper hand while the Mayor keeps up with his underhandedness.


I'm a damn good shot, and was trained by the best.

Well versed in the Use of Force Model and prepared to use it.

7/18/2010 10:31:00 AM


It Is a Municiple Code Violation at the worst you would loose the weapon,,,, if you are on your own property it is NOT A STATE CHARGE
fuck em its better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6 Like dude says sometimes its better to be caught with one than without one..........................................

7/18/2010 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a law-abiding, tax paying citizen that Dailey drove away several years ago, I think it's really sad the only people he is making it easy on are the gangbangers and criminals. I wish I could still vote against him.

Prayers for Officer Bailey, RIP.
Prayers for his family.
Prayers for all the rest of the men and women risking their lives every day. Your courage is appreciated by many. Stay safe and make it home to your families in one piece.

7/18/2010 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will not be able to take back the streets because it would not look good on video.
One day the decent people will have had enough and be willing to turn their heads long enough for us to fix this.
That day is a long way off.

7/18/2010 03:58:00 PM

that;s exactly it. stop saying we need to take back the streets. it's never going to happen. those days are DONE because of video. YOUTUBE. it's a shame, but that's the truth.

7/18/2010 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SAVAGES!!

7/18/2010 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's time to kick ass again. I rather die doing something I beleive in than to die complacent with this situation we are in.

7/18/2010 09:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7/18/2010 02:51:00 PM In response to the above post...You hit the nail on the head!!! Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

RIP Officer Bailey. May God watch over your soul and give your family a peace that passeth all understanding.

To all CPD Officers STAY SAFE!!! May Grace and Mercy follow you!

7/18/2010 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

unbelievable!!!!! how much more do we have to endure in this dept, before someone realizes that we the police need to do it our way. J-fled and all his bullshit bosses don't know what to do, let the police show you how its done. no more CAPS bullshit.

7/18/2010 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ive been the police for 22 plus years............ the bad guys are out of fucking control.
Its not just the politicians fault, or even Weis;s fault. We the police are also to blame. Everytime we do something stupid, like beat someone on video or pull a gun on a cab driver it makes it that much harder on the working police. We are not society's darlings and we haven t been since I ve been on the job.
Everytime we screw up it makes this job harder. I don t mean the honest mistakes because we re working because we are trying to do the right thing, I mean when we pull the stupid shit we all know is wrong. well when we know it s wrong so does the rest of the world.
Our raises sucked fair enough we need to do something about that. But trying to get chicago police to ORGANIZE AND DO ANYTHING IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE.
FOP is weak and always has been. The Sgt. s PBPA is just as bad if not worse. I don t know anything about the Lt.s or Capt.s but I ll guess that they are quite humble also.
The leadership on the street is almost laughable and I m a sgt. My peers for the most part could nt think their way out of a wet paper bag let alone write their way out of one. The Lt.s are mostly out for themselves like the rest of this police department, and the ones that suffer the most are the working p.o.s who have no where to turn.............. but there are a whole lot of p.o.s who should also find some other way to make a living......

the main thing I know is there is another policemans funeral to go to, and im sick of going to them

7/18/2010 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's now 2139 hrs and still no word from Weis. I know you're out of town with your own family right now - but WE are your family, too. And one of your family was just murdered - the third in 2 months. WHERE ARE YOU? You parrot words like "Leadership", yet you display NONE. You are supposed to FIGHT for us - why do you never FIGHT for us? We are good and loyal officers. We have dedicated our lives to serving this city, and some of us are killed. Lack of respect for the police, wonton criminal acts, violence should be condemned - verbally and then actually. This Department has become a shell of itself - we have no manpower and no resources. We must fight - you must lead. We all see clearly now that this you cannot do. You are an egoist and a political hack - a shill for the hall. We, the police officers of Chicago - deserve better than you.

7/18/2010 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP OFFICER. Be extra vigilant no matter what!! IPRA never made a traffic stop or will never understand that cops can smell danger like spider sense. Someone should ask Mara georges, IPRA and the police board why the FTO from 014 backing up the state police was crucified when he tried to defend himself from a percieved attack. You can't trust anybody even for a split second when they move on you,and of course J-Fled didn't have anybody's back, then or now. Better they bring you sustained cr#'s to your house then flowers to your grave baby!!!!

7/18/2010 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everybody registered to vote yet?

---not a cop

7/18/2010 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my Lord. My condolences to his family. Yet again, here we are, dealing with what appears to be an all to common occurrence as of late. A shame.

7/18/2010 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Precious Lord, take the hand of Officer Michael Gregory Bailey. His work is done. May he rest in peace, Amen.

May Officer Bailey's family find some solace and peace in knowing that we are deeply sorry for the loss of this officer, whose whole life was one of service to and the protection of us all. We are most grateful, and we are also sad as we contemplate your pain and sorrow in the loss of your loved one. We bow our heads in prayer for Office Bailey, and for his family.

7/18/2010 10:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a tragedy in the highest degree. Make sure you carry a gun off duty and protect yourself.

Stay safe out there.

7/18/2010 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless you Officer Bailey. You deserved so much more than this.

Growing up you never messed with the police, especially CPD. Now, it's open season on any police officer. It seems especially in he city. CPD you aren't feared anymore.

Not a word of condemnation by Jesse & Co. Let's face the truth
My brothers and sisters in Blue.
Nobody really cares other than us. A black suspect is killed by police, and there's rioting. Jesse & so many others are out for our blood. But any Black, Hispanic, or White officer are murdered in cold blood and nothing happens. We stand in formation.. tears streaming down our cheeks.... hoping, praying that something will be done. We never stand again. That our leaders care as much as we do. Oh, they give good speeches...But the next day they are back kicking us in the crotch for not being politically correct when dealing with the public. The news media eats it all up with " look at what the police did " on WGN at News at 9 PM.

J-Fed, Mayor, Council...read my lips. " We, the police, ARE NOT FEARED anymore. " When the Keepers of the Peace are no longer feared chaos, death and destruction is inevitable. Look at the Southern border and how out of control it is. What's happened in L.A. is now happening here in Chicago. What's J-Fed gonna do ? More speeches ... The mayor ? He'll blame gun control being overturned by the Supreme Court. Jesse ? Can't stir the stink cause it's a cop...
He'll say nothing.

7/18/2010 10:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On my way home with the family from Wi. Stuck in traffic on 90. I put on AM 780 for traffic info. and here about this instead...I haven't even taken off the mourning band.
RIP officer

7/18/2010 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P another good guy gone!!

7/18/2010 10:37:00 PM  
Blogger Crazy Coot said...

Anonymous said...
Where is Jesse, Al and "Father" Plemger???

Where is Obama he is our chief law enforcement officer?

Huh?

Wha??

Hello???

7/18/2010 01:59:00 PM



Actually, U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder, is the Nation's Chief Law Enforcement Officer...

but I get your drift

7/18/2010 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Officer Bailey you were the best, thanks for all you have done GODSPEED BROTHER! We need people like this to help avenge the killings they want a war we need to "bring it"!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVOSfHFNlcI

7/18/2010 10:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I would say that we should enact a ZERO TOLERANCE policy on our own...every fuckin son of a bitch goes to jail...but daley, weiss and the aldermen will just take credit for it and continue to fuck us. I BLAME DALEY and his minions for this BULLSHIT. God Bless You Office...Enjoy your retirement with God, may he see to it to give some peace to your family...it really SUCKS that you cannot enjoy what you earned here on earth...fucking animals.

7/18/2010 05:27:00 PM

This sounds like a great idea 15 years ago or in a real city and county. The reality is after we lock them up nothing happens time and time again and they know it. Big deal 5-6 hours in lock-up and then no PC, No approval, etc. etc. They have the support of the Mayor just by seeing how he treats and thinks about his police department. We have horrible leadership at the top. These are truely the worst of times! RIP OFFICER.

7/18/2010 10:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even if todays exempt said okay its time to take the gloves off and take back the city, don't worry about a thing, we got your back. Would any one of you believe it?

I didn't think so.

7/18/2010 10:55:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

It's time for both officers and civilians to march upon city hall.

7/18/2010 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Are you f#$%ing kidding? blaming j-fled, blaming shortshanks, blaming god knows who...its the fucking savage that is to blame. ..They are animals pure and simple!!! Blame the savage this time not J-fled

7/18/2010 08:03:00 PM

True, they are animals but I believe the point is that this "zoo" doesn't have enough "zookeepers" to control these savage animals (and who controls the hiring?)

7/18/2010 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Are you f#$%ing kidding? blaming j-fled, blaming shortshanks, blaming god knows who...its the fucking savage that is to blame. this officer and Wortham both died for their new rides. Wortham a motorcycle and this time a 2010 Buick. They are animals pure and simple!!! Blame the savage this time not J-fled

7/18/2010 08:03:00 PM"



time for you to pull your head out of the runt's ass and come up for air.

you may have lost, forever, the capacity to smell the stench you've been breathing, but, still, the rush of oxygen to your brain cells might just allow a few to resume their normal functions.

7/18/2010 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P Officer

7/18/2010 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this stuttering mayor needs to hold a press conference and relate to the public that if you wish to kill a police officer be prepared to receive the death penalty. no no no just blame the guns. the guns the guns the guns the guns the guns the guns the guns the guns the guns the guns not the guy who has been locked up 21 times its the guns the guns the guns the guns.

7/18/2010 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we need our own "cop land"

7/18/2010 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless you Officer Michael Bailey.

7/18/2010 11:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

two full months of summer left. bring the troops back home and let them patrol the west & south sides. we are at war!

7/18/2010 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

...we almost fuckin' executed our own television in front of the family when we caught a segment of father (ugh!)felcher gyrating his gums during a media op at the Officer's home...

we now know what elvis presley felt when he comitted television-cide!

we have instructed our family to turn the dogs loose on felcher, jesse jackass, any alderfool, shortshanks, j-fled and any of the feeb exempts if they come calling. our dogs WILL BITE THE SHIT OUT OF TRESPASSERS. don't want to get bit in the ass, then don't trespass!

in a perfect world, a heapin' portion of birdshot & windshield glass through the seat of the pants is a cure for "stinkin' thinkin'" trespassers if the dogs don't do the trick.

ain't it funny how the most rotten of decayed muthafuckahs pretend to care... shorty, weis, brust, masters(x3), o'keefe, etc.

Satan is preparing a special white-hot fire for you whores.

7/18/2010 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ON TOPIC. LIFT RESIDENCY. NOW.

7/19/2010 12:03:00 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

Newer Posts.......................... ..........................Older Posts