Friday, September 17, 2010

Alderman Races

Another cop enters another race. But this time it's a cop most of us know:
  • Jim Mullen, the plain-clothes Chicago cop shot in the line of duty 14 years ago and left a quadriplegic, will announce his candidacy for alderman of the 41st Ward on Sunday.

    "I wanted to be a police officer to serve and protect," Mullen said at his Edgebrook home Thursday. "It's my chance to serve and protect the people of the 41st Ward as alderman."

It's a crowded field in the 41st Ward, and it includes another cop, also shot in the line of duty:
  • Mullen is one of two officers shot in the line of duty in the race. Chicago Police Sgt. Richard Gonzalez is also running. Gonzalez runs a company, RMS, that manages 2,500 properties in a four-state area.
No, we aren't endorsing one over the other. But what we'd like to have is a list of all CPD running for office this election cycle. We're going to start a sidebar of links to their sites and encourage everyone to look toward supporting our own. Post them in the comment section or e-mail them.

We need some voices at the table. This might be the election to do it.

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94 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sean Washington CFD Truck 42 is running in the 6th ward.

9/17/2010 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need a drive to get cops and their families registered first.

9/17/2010 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ot let's get going old timers
we need 29 more to put in retirement papers

9/17/2010 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck Jimmy. You got my vote!

9/17/2010 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's about time the 41st Ward had a copper alderman. Sgt Gonzalez is a tough SOB, exactly what this lame city council needs right now.

9/17/2010 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck to Jimmy! Nice to see him out there.

But if he wins he will have to give up his duty disability pension. He cannot receive a paycheck from the city and collect duty disability.

9/17/2010 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have spoken to a couple of our members who are running for office of one sort or another...the only input that I have for them is you guys better have a broader running platform than "I am a police officer and did you know that the police department is shorthanded." I doesn't work for me and I am your co-worker. Know what the issues are and have a position on all of them. Good luck to you all. I would like to see you win.

9/17/2010 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charles "Chuck" Maida is running in the 23rd Ward. He needs to rally the troops over here. We're willing to help, Get out there Chuck.

9/17/2010 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And for a change......Let's not trash our own in the process. We know one thing for certain. No matter their personal peccadillos, they're a better lot than what we've got now. God bless any of you with the courage to throw a hat in the ring of fire.

9/17/2010 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

www.JohnGarrido.com

9/17/2010 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

www.23ward.com

9/17/2010 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are the news Sergeants assigned?

9/17/2010 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim Mullen for Mayor !!!

9/17/2010 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If possible how about a list of police friendly aldermen throughout the city when it gets close to election day.

9/17/2010 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go for it , citizens deserve an honest hardworker like you

9/17/2010 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great idea. I just wish we didnt have to put 2 coppers against each other. Love to claim a few seats this election year. Imagine what we could really do if we used our power? Police, and fire combining to put our candidates in office. With the help of our families we should have the numbers to do it. The issue will be the lack of togetherness we have on this job and the clout babies that have to vote for their chinamen.

9/17/2010 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my family is voting for the 8th district sergeant running in the 23rd ward.

9/17/2010 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lt. John Garrido is running for 45th Ward Alderman against Pat Levar.

johngarrido.com

9/17/2010 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC I think that it is a good idea to have a link to their sites. I also think that we should also encourage people to help if they can also. I do know that there are at least 2 CFD members that are running. One is Nick Sposato in I believe the 36th. Banks old ward.

http://36ward.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4&Itemid=3

He ran last time and is very active in the community and
local 2. The other is Carmelita Earls and she is running in the 28th ward. Ed Smiths ward. She is a Lt on the CFD and is currently the Commandeer of the Fire Academy. Not sure if she has a web site yet, but she does have something set up on Facebook already

www.facebook.com/.../Carmelita-Earls-For-Alderman/108303265866483

We need to vote out as many of the do nothings as possible.

9/17/2010 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael Carroll(TRU/253)for the 46th ward. www.carroll46.com. He's a great guy and is running for all the right reasons. I have worked with Mike for a number of years and know him personally. I generally do not vote democratic, but I would vote for him because I know that he is a genuine person. He is a little quirky at times, but he is truly a "Mr. Smith goes to Washington" type candidate. Go Mike!

9/17/2010 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Side note...

12th District Officer at 16th & Racine. I know you were just doing your job but next time - please just give me the ticket and refrain from lecturing me. I am an adult. I know it is the law. I am not harming others. I am possibly harming myself. However, I believe it is my choice if I want to wear a seatbelt or not. I choose not to. I believe in God, whatever he has planned for me - will happen and you or a seatbelt cannot stop it. Next time, try not to be so dad-like and lecture me, then you forced me to stay there while I put it on.

I would've preferred the ticket. God bless you all.


Respectfully,

Me.

9/17/2010 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's wrong with this picture a 28 year veteran as relief in 013 dist.while a 2 year ppo has a foot post with sat,sun off?

9/17/2010 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's also a CFD guy running again for aldermope too.

9/17/2010 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the link for the 46th's Ward.
PO Michael Carroll of the TRU unit is running.

http://www.carroll46.com/index.html

9/17/2010 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RETIRED AND LOVING IT...

Please post the rookie Sgts assignments.

9/17/2010 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Mullens wins the Aldermatic seat, officers on disability will be called in for a reevaluations and put back to work in some capacity.

9/17/2010 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FROM THE LT ASSOCIATION...

"Michelle Engstrom has had to step down from her position as Board Secretary. Anyone interested in applying for the postition please contact Bob Weisskopf as soon as possible."

Did Daddy and the 19th Ward get her her old job back? or maybe she made up with J-Fled & he is making her an exempt?

9/17/2010 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Garrido, another mericloutorious hack. Lt. is not good enough. Apparently he needs to be Alderman to make little mericloutorious Garridos.

9/17/2010 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would I want a job in another corrupt Chicago organization?

9/17/2010 05:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why doesn't a copper run against stone in the 50th ward anyone other than that Daley loyalists has my vote.

9/17/2010 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael Carroll(TRU/253)for the 46th ward. www.carroll46.com. He's a great guy and is running for all the right reasons. I have worked with Mike for a number of years and know him personally. I generally do not vote democratic, but I would vote for him because I know that he is a genuine person. He is a little quirky at times, but he is truly a "Mr. Smith goes to Washington" type candidate. Go Mike!

9/17/2010 01:46:00 PM
Ok you say you know him personally and his is a great guy and he is running for the right reasons. Please elaborate on these reasons and give me a reason to vote for him. I know a lot of "great guys"

9/17/2010 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

www.richardforchicago.com

9/17/2010 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's wrong with this picture a 28 year veteran as relief in 013 dist.while a 2 year ppo has a foot post with sat,sun off?

****

maybe the 28 year veteran is a goof and a waste of a paycheck......or maybe not. everybody's just out to get him

9/17/2010 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be careful on this one. John Garrido stated that he is FOR a two tier pension system for public workers in the future per the video conducted by the Chicago Tribune online when he was running against Keats in the primary. I about dropped my jaw with that one. Way to be a sell out against the police in order to gain public votes. And you call yourself the police? Try cush, juiced up. What would that one do for morale, not to mention relations between fellow police officers? I think just about every survey taken says that the hope for a pension keeps at least 50% of police honest while working. Say goodbye to police pensions in the future with Garrido.

9/17/2010 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT

But no mention in the news about the homicide in 007 today where dude axes the shit out of his ex-girlfriend 3 minutes after being served his notification of Order of Protection. Does this not get reported or count because it was domestic related and it happened inside? Just wondering Jody!!!

9/17/2010 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I vote for that 19th Ward CPD Sgt. they call Gomer Pyle, from Mass Transit.

9/17/2010 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Good on all of you who are running... On the whole, Police, Fire/family members of need to win at least 10 council seats to form a solid bloc on the council floor. this current foolishness of second class citizenship with no rights anyone is compelled to respect out of common courtesy or rule of law is a damn shame.

At least our concerns will be heard to some degree. The captive and hunted tax paying citizens would do well to have some "guard dogs" protecting their interests as well after being fleeced by Daley Inc. since 1955. Old man Daley stole plenty but he was smart in the old gangster way... He took the cut from the bottom after taking care of business. Not saying it's right but it was what it was. His son doesn't even give the people the courtesy of pretending. He's enriched his friends and family obscenely by draining the tax payer tits until there is nothing left but a grinnning, mummified corpse draped in an ornate sash and tiara that reads "Chicago" with empty eye sockets staring at nothing in particular.

Thieving sons of bitches...

9/17/2010 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know Carmelita Earls from the CFD Academy and she is taking her pension and going for Smiths job in the 28th ward. She is a standup gal and very concerned with public safety and this city. Get out the vote for her and the endorsement of the FOP and Local 2.
Smith being an x cop means nothing now.
We need a complete change for OUR good

9/17/2010 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If possible how about a list of police friendly aldermen throughout the city when it gets close to election day.

9/17/2010 11:53:00 AM


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What rock have you been hiding under for the past 20 years?

Do you not read a news paper or watch the news on tv?

Are you that out of touch that you do not know that the entire city council is a Daley city council = hence not one of them are friendly to the police!

9/17/2010 09:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Side note...

12th District Officer at 16th & Racine. I know you were just doing your job but next time - please just give me the ticket and refrain from lecturing me. I am an adult. I know it is the law. I am not harming others. I am possibly harming myself. However, I believe it is my choice if I want to wear a seatbelt or not. I choose not to. I believe in God, whatever he has planned for me - will happen and you or a seatbelt cannot stop it. Next time, try not to be so dad-like and lecture me, then you forced me to stay there while I put it on.

I would've preferred the ticket. God bless you all.


Respectfully,

Me.

9/17/2010 02:41:00 PM
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Actually numbnuts it is a state law. You are required to wear a seatbelt in the State of Illinois.

The lecture is always optional. However, having read your comment to the 012th Dist officer I am sure that you DESERVED that lecture.

9/17/2010 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

j-fluke was on fox news,said he wanted to b a dentist in college,to bad he didn't stick with it,cuz no one has smiled since he got here.

9/17/2010 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T.
The interview with Weiss is a commerical for Weiss. Bob Sirott completely catered to Weiss. He avoided any controversial topics. Try asking real questions, Bob. If morale is high, why was there two marches against him, a vote of no confidence and he hid a survey about him. He cannot run and cannot hide from the truth. Where is your morale survey, Weiss? Why did you promote a commander who is under federal investigation? Promote a Deputy who ahs numerous sexual beefs against him and lied on a resume? Bob, this interview is pure fluff.

9/17/2010 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Garrido sounds like the new Chester Hornowski........

9/17/2010 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's wrong with this picture a 28 year veteran as relief in 013 dist.while a 2 year ppo has a foot post with sat,sun off?

9/17/2010 03:31:00 PM


ummm...nothing. Most likely because the 2 year guy actually comes in with activity and produces (i.e., DOES HI JOB!) while the 28 year guy does jack shit, acts like he should be handed something for no other reason than longevity, cries and moans about everything, and hasnt produced activity in well over a decade...probably more! Im glad crusty do nothings are finally being put on the back burner for producers! Thats how it should be! Produce, you are rewarded...dont produce (i.e., DONT DO YOUR F'ING JOB) you get nothing! I wish the entire department was ran like this. Unfortunately, it is gonna be tough to come up with an objective numbers only equation to score people. But if they come up with it, Im all for it!

Signed
13 year vet that works!

9/17/2010 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

j-fled on foxnews said he relies heavily on his chief of staff and several fbi budies for help and info,,typical outsider plz go away

9/17/2010 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

j-fed said his biggest perk was having a driver,he failed to mention all his drivers get promoted.

9/17/2010 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A citizen troller wishes Mr. Mullen
all the best. He and his family are the best and an inspiration of courage. An honest and thoughtful man would be a breath of fresh air in the council chambers and he will always get my vote.

9/17/2010 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Side note...

12th District Officer at 16th & Racine. I know you were just doing your job but next time - please just give me the ticket and refrain from lecturing me. I am an adult. I know it is the law. I am not harming others. I am possibly harming myself. However, I believe it is my choice if I want to wear a seatbelt or not. I choose not to. I believe in God, whatever he has planned for me - will happen and you or a seatbelt cannot stop it. Next time, try not to be so dad-like and lecture me, then you forced me to stay there while I put it on.

I would've preferred the ticket. God bless you all.
Respectfully,
Me.
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Consider that God helps those who help themselves.

When the drowning man wailed to God 'why didn't you save me', God said 'I sent you a boat, why did you let it float by?'

Wear your damned belt; I hate picking up severed body parts after 'unbelted' accidents.

9/17/2010 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous VOTE THEM ALL OUT . . . said...

Here's the 46th Ward line-up:

http://cbs2chicago.com/politics/46th.ward.
candidates.2.1917867.html

9/17/2010 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael Carroll is a great guy and will make a great city council member.

9/17/2010 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear S.C.C. You can post this whenever you sift through the posts that are most assuredly on their way or already in your que.
That interview on fox news with Bob Sirott was that biggest farce that I have ever witnessed. That was nothing but a feeble attempt at spin control that failed horribly. Jody was given a few opportunities to try to make amends for the Cozzi railroad job, but either didn't feel regret for, or was too embarrased to admit to on prime time t.v. I felt that he ducked any question that could have painted him as the vindictive jagoff that he really is. The questions that were put to him were easily answered and the real facts never surfaced. He said that he gave us the firepower to be on level with the criminals, but failed to say that he made it necessary to pass the power test to carry. I used to be able to pass the power test until several surgeries due to injuries suffered on this job, but he neglected to state the stipulations for said rifles. He said what needed to be said to make himself look better in the public eye, but hopefully any open-minded person could see this interview for what it was. SPIN CONTROL while the mayor is out of town. He never really answered any question and the really tough questions were not even asked. Cozzi was never addressed and manpower was answered with a lame "we need to do more, with less." He basically said FUCK the safety of officers and citizens, which he was probably instructed to say by the outgoing mayor. Oh yeah...his open door policy made me chuckle a bit too. He can't be trusted and I only hope that the citizens read through his bullshit too! At least Bob Sirott made him publicly say that the vast majority of us are hard working law-abiding officers that walk with the devil, not thinking of our personal safety while doing it.

9/17/2010 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

person complaining about the seatbelt lecture.......if you were an adult then you would know to put on your seatbelt, is it really that hard? Theres a reason we have a law like the "seatbelt" one for people like you. you claim your not harming anyone but possibly yourself. that would be true if you have NO family friends or anyone that cares about you, seeing that if something did happen in relation to you not wearing your seatbelt, they will suffer with the loss of a loved one.(not you since you will be dead, or worse a vegitable) "Think outside the box" and quit being selfish. Thank you and stay safe.

9/17/2010 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What's wrong with this picture a 28 year veteran as relief in 013 dist.while a 2 year ppo has a foot post with sat,sun off?

9/17/2010 03:31:00 PM

Hey, that's all over the place.
signed 27yr.s and sent to the relief pool.

9/17/2010 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And for a change......Let's not trash our own in the process. We know one thing for certain. No matter their personal peccadillos, they're a better lot than what we've got now. God bless any of you with the courage to throw a hat in the ring of fire.

9/17/2010 09:50:00 AM

Just being the Police or CFD doesn't make you the best candidate.

Pay attention to the person running. A lot of seats are opening up and with a little thought, we can put some good people in.

If a guy was a self centered, egotistical, all about me kinda guy on the job, chances are good he will be worse with a little power.

9/17/2010 11:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all know that we would like 50 policemen on the city council but the truth is sometimes policemen don't always make the best council members. JUST LOOK AT EDDIE BURKE, AN OFFICER FOR 15 MINUTES, CITY PAID FOR HIS EDUCATION WHILE HE WROTE 15 PARKING TICIETS ON A THREE WHEELER AND DADDY TOOK GOOD CARE OF LIL EDDIE. HE TURNED TO BE ONE OF THE CITY'S GREAT SCAM ARTIST.

9/17/2010 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Side note...

12th District Officer at 16th & Racine. I know you were just doing your job but next time - please just give me the ticket and refrain from lecturing me. I am an adult. I know it is the law. I am not harming others. I am possibly harming myself. However, I believe it is my choice if I want to wear a seatbelt or not. I choose not to. I believe in God, whatever he has planned for me - will happen and you or a seatbelt cannot stop it. Next time, try not to be so dad-like and lecture me, then you forced me to stay there while I put it on.

I would've preferred the ticket. God bless you all.


Respectfully,

Me.

9/17/2010 02:41:00 PM


Driving is a privilege not a right. I guess you shouldn't buckle up kids in car seats either. My money is you probably live in the UC an think you are above everyone. Typical.

9/17/2010 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey 13 yr boy wonder. here is a news flash. in 15 years you are gonna feel old...you are gonna be old and your days of running after shitheads will for the most part be behind you, as it should be. so go get you bus checks and write the mayor his parkers. leave us crustys alone.

9/17/2010 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Mullens wins the Aldermatic seat, officers on disability will be called in for a reevaluations and put back to work in some capacity.
___________________________________
Disabled Officers are already being called in for status checks. Rumor is HQ has a list of disabled officer's names that want to carry their gun, so Daley want's to send them all to call back.

9/17/2010 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

007th dist: What did he axe her?

9/17/2010 11:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 9/17/2010 02:41:00 PM

It IS a state law---not your option--and it is to keep you safe as well as in control of your vehicle preventing harm to others should your vehicle be hit.

9/18/2010 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BitaBfor43.com


Bita from Dublin's

She's super Pro police and the wife of a chicago police officer

9/18/2010 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But no mention in the news about the homicide in 007 today where dude axes the shit out of his ex-girlfriend 3 minutes after being served his notification of Order of Protection. Does this not get reported or count because it was domestic related and it happened inside? Just wondering Jody!!!

9/17/2010 06:54:00 PM

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What's wrong wit axin yo girlfriend some kestions?

9/18/2010 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Garrido, another mericloutorious hack."

Hate to burst your bubble; not one merit promotion.

9/18/2010 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What's wrong with this picture a 28 year veteran as relief in 013 dist.while a 2 year ppo has a foot post with sat,sun off?

Thats because the 2 year ppo used a political phone call to get that spot. If it makes you feel any better, he's the only foot guy who gets fatter by the day. What a joke this job has become.

9/18/2010 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This town is about to bust wide open.

try not to blink.

9/18/2010 03:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with this picture a 28 year veteran as relief in 013 dist.while a 2 year ppo has a foot post with sat,sun off?

9/17/2010 03:31:00 PM


ummm...nothing. Most likely because the 2 year guy actually comes in with activity and produces (i.e., DOES HI JOB!) while the 28 year guy does jack shit, acts like he should be handed something for no other reason than longevity, cries and moans about everything, and hasnt produced activity in well over a decade...probably more! Im glad crusty do nothings are finally being put on the back burner for producers! Thats how it should be! Produce, you are rewarded...dont produce (i.e., DONT DO YOUR F'ING JOB) you get nothing! I wish the entire department was ran like this. Unfortunately, it is gonna be tough to come up with an objective numbers only equation to score people. But if they come up with it, Im all for it!

Signed
13 year vet that works!

9/17/2010 09:51:00 PM



Go fuck yourself.

Signed,

25 year veteran with balls who works
and knows when to work and when not to and will never be confused with a young suckhole who thinks they know everything.

9/18/2010 06:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Commander Zero said...

Regarding the 2 year PPO in 013 getting the foot spot. The truth of the matter is he had "his guy" make a phone call for him and he got the spot. Nothing out of the ordinary, it's been that way for years, been done by many others to get a coveted spot. The Commander did not know about the 28 year veteran and his connections with the community along Chicago Ave. or the park. Once she annointed the ppo she felt it would be wrong to take it away from him. She is looking for a spot for the 28 year vet and in fact has already offered him another spot which he turned down. Terry got the shaft but it wasn't personal or deliberate. It was simply a mistake. He's a good guy and deserves better. Having said that, the ppo is doing a good job and has made life for those that either work or live near Chicago Ave. much better. The goofs that used to hang out in the park now hang out somewhere else. He has pushed them elsewhere. But I agree, he is the only foot guy I've ever seen get fatter by the day. I went on furlo, came back and was worried that he was going to explode. He is a massive heart attack waiting to happen. I hope he reads this and starts working out and pushing himself away from the table. He's a young man and not a bad guy at all.

9/18/2010 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Garrido, another mericloutorious hack."

Hate to burst your bubble; not one merit promotion.



Okay suckass, what has he done as a police officer where I'm suppose to jump on the band wagon.

9/18/2010 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Garrido couldn't run a tact team let alone a ward. He's the Lt that let a chase for dope go to Elgin which resulted in a shooting and you guessed it which will result in a lawsuit and the coppers will pay the price.

9/18/2010 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. (no) Seatbelt, you can actually cause great harm to others by not wearing your seatbelt. If you have to make an evasive maneuver, hit one of our numerous potholes or fail to reduce speed and not see a speed ramp you could jostle yourself out of your seat, particularly if its a bench seat, therefore losing control of the vehicle and greatly endangering those in your car and or those outside your car. Thus ruining their day, week, year, life etc. This is why motorcyle helmet wearing is optional and seatbelt wearing is not, you can actually harm others. If this wasn't part of the lecture, then you really didn't get one.

9/18/2010 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Garrido, another mericloutorious hack."

Hate to burst your bubble; not one merit promotion.

9/18/2010 01:24:00 AM

Studied for his law degree on the companies time while his co-workers took up the slack. Studied for his promotional exams on the companies time while his co-workers took up the slack. Wish we all had that opportunity. If most of your co-workers don't like you...there is usually a reason.

9/18/2010 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PM

Anonymous said...
If Mullens wins the Aldermatic seat, officers on disability will be called in for a reevaluations and put back to work in some capacity.
___________________________________
Disabled Officers are already being called in for status checks. Rumor is HQ has a list of disabled officer's names that want to carry their gun, so Daley want's to send them all to call back.

9/17/2010 11:45:00 PM

There are many disabled officers that cannot work on the street but carry a weapon. But, There should be a distniction between on duty disability and light duty. Light duty is abused by officers everywhere who want to avoid any details. What a scam with light duty status. I can understand if a officer was injured or had surgery. But I know officers who are light duty for years, exercise every day and in great shape but hate details. That is abuuse of the system. White shirts know of the abuse but ignore it. I have no problems with weekend details and take my turn. But I am tired of watching officers in my unit use bullshit light duty because of a few weekend details.

9/18/2010 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Ok you say you know him personally and his is a great guy and he is running for the right reasons. Please elaborate on these reasons and give me a reason to vote for him. I know a lot of "great guys."

You sir, are the problem with the election system. If you want a reason to vote for him, go to his website and learn what he's all about. Do that for every candidate so you can make an informed decision. Why do you need to rely on someone else to form YOUR opinion? I can tell you that Mike Carroll is in fact a great guy, but look him up and see for yourself.

9/18/2010 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous TIF O'Neill said...

Hey young rebel-
The officer has personally seen what's left of a human face after it has hit a windshield. That tends to make one feel very strongly about the use of seatbelts. If you can't do it for yourself, then do it for Mom and Dad.




12th District Officer at 16th & Racine. I know you were just doing your job but next time - please just give me the ticket and refrain from lecturing me. I am an adult. I know it is the law. I am not harming others. I am possibly harming myself. However, I believe it is my choice if I want to wear a seatbelt or not. I choose not to. I believe in God, whatever he has planned for me - will happen and you or a seatbelt cannot stop it. Next time, try not to be so dad-like and lecture me, then you forced me to stay there while I put it on.

I would've preferred the ticket. God bless you all.

9/18/2010 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Signed
13 year vet that works!

9/17/2010 09:51:00 PM


DON'T DISLOCATE YOUR SHOULDERS PATTING YOURSELF ON THE BACK..GOOF!

9/18/2010 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Garrido was not merit promoted.

9/18/2010 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Side note...

12th District Officer at 16th & Racine. I know you were just doing your job but next time - please just give me the ticket and refrain from lecturing me. I am an adult. I know it is the law. I am not harming others. I am possibly harming myself. However, I believe it is my choice if I want to wear a seat-belt or not. I choose not to. I believe in God, whatever he has planned for me - will happen and you or a seat-belt cannot stop it. Next time, try not to be so dad-like and lecture me, then you forced me to stay there while I put it on.

I would've preferred the ticket. God bless you all.


Respectfully,

Me.

9/17/2010 02:41:00 PM"

YOU ARE AN IDIOT.

In addition to the other responses I would like to add this:

The seat-belt doesn't just protect you and your passengers MORON. It keeps you in your seat during emergency/evasive maneuvers so you can control your vehicle. That way you're not just flopping around the passenger compartment like a rag doll while your uncontrolled car plows into a bunch of pedestrians, another car, my family etc.

Most traffic laws exist to protect people from their own stupidity. You sir, are the perfect example!

Go ride a bike without a helmet. We won't stop you.

Respectfully

COMMON SENSE!

9/18/2010 03:35:00 PM  
Blogger Cpdcoppurr said...

Good Luck to Jimmy!!! Awesome news!!!

9/18/2010 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Garrido sounds like the new Chester Hornowski........

9/17/2010 09:48:00 PM
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Funnt !!!Chester would not go away too. I think his brother did !!!!!

Garrido alone with John sr, his do nothing retired from the job Father are idiots. They would jam uer ass up in a second. The apple does not fall far from the tree.

Please go away GARADO'

9/18/2010 07:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Mullens wins the Aldermatic seat, officers on disability will be called in for a reevaluations and put back to work in some capacity.
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Disabled Officers are already being called in for status checks. Rumor is HQ has a list of disabled officer's names that want to carry their gun, so Daley want's to send them all to call back.

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I thought that if you're on duty disability your paid by the pension board not the city. The city does not want you back. I think it's the pension board that wants you to get off their roles.

9/18/2010 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The three mandatory subjects of bargaining under the Illinois Public Labor Act are: wages, hours and conditions of employment. The FOP ould have very easily had in the arbitrion decision a resolution pertaining to hours. It is B.S. that the FOP has never negotiated specific start hours in the contract! The person from 13 should talk to FOP to resolve this matter.

9/18/2010 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should try and get rid of Desk Bid positions. Eventually as time goes by, desk bid people get more and more incompetent.

Tact teams should be sent out to patrol. All they do is arrest the same bustout over and over. Now that's a waste of manpower. Wake up 35th & Michigan, there's your extra manpower you need.

9/19/2010 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We already have numerous Mexican alderman who are staunchly in favor of keeping this a sanctuary city. Out-and-out fucking traitors in my opinion. Excuse my anger ... no, excuse my fucking hatred. Richie Gonzalez, how do you feel about this? Who are your people, us or them? Sorry to be so blunt, but some things are more important to me than voting someone in just because he is a cop.

Ya, this is a big thing to me, and it should be to all of you.

9/19/2010 03:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Revamping CAPS was just a start. Good idea, after all this time to scoop up some manpower out of it.

Tact teams are next on the list. Unless your in a high crime activity area, such as 4,5,6,7.... definitely tact teams are needed there.

Districts such as 12,13th....not too sure on 12, but in 13th....big time waste of manpower. It's sad to see all that manpower wasted on the same drinkers..... we could definitely use them all on beat cars. That's if they're willing to work a full tour and not put 4 people on one arrest.

9/19/2010 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, lots of Garrido haters out there!

Actually, there are only a few and they are pretty well known. Lt. T.C., please tell me you're not still sore about losing your tact spot to Johnny G. I know it hurts that the teams started producing once he filled your chair, but you have to let it go.

And P.O. McM, was North avenue foot really that bad? I know it's hard to walk around with a hangover, but you have to let go of the hate! Perhaps you could stalk a certain female CAPS officer that we all know?

Anyway, I just thought I'd come to Garrido's defense here, as the people attacking him are simply doing so for personal reasons. If they really knew John, or if they ever worked with him, there is no way they would attack him in such a way. Very sad!

9/19/2010 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Garrido for Mayor !!!!! Why is it that we as police officers always f--k things up for ourselves??? We bitch and bitch and bitch. Then when we see one of our own trying to get ahead we hate we hate until we destroy that person. Listen very carefully. If you have nothing productive to write about a fellow officer, don't write anything at all. The general public reads this blog and think we are all morons. Help us help each other

9/20/2010 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought that if you're on duty disability your paid by the pension board not the city. The city does not want you back. I think it's the pension board that wants you to get off their roles.
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Yes, there is a rumor the pension board is looking into those on disability that signed a online petition to pass a law allowing duty disabled officers to conceal and carry like the retirees. There are many DD officers that signed this online petition and made statements they can/or do currently carry and safely handle their weapon, which is in violation of the CPD GO's.

The funny thing is a retired fireman and DD officer that will be 63 in less than a year started the petition, so it will not affect them.

So those that signed the petition may be called in for a status hearing. If the board finds the DD officer can safely handle their weapon they could lose their disability benefits, and the dept does NOT have to rehire them.

9/20/2010 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Garrido, another mericloutorious hack. Lt. is not good enough. Apparently he needs to be Alderman to make little mericloutorious Garridos.

Do your homework. Garrido passed all three test: Detective, Sgt and Lt. IF you don't like him that's your choice but don't put bullshit up here because of your dislike.

9/20/2010 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"Garrido, another mericloutorious hack."

Hate to burst your bubble; not one merit promotion.

9/18/2010 01:24:00 AM

Studied for his law degree on the companies time while his co-workers took up the slack. Studied for his promotional exams on the companies time while his co-workers took up the slack. Wish we all had that opportunity. If most of your co-workers don't like you...there is usually a reason.

9/18/2010 09:59:00 AM

Hate all you want but get your facts straight. He went to school at night and worked the 2nd Watch...I was there when he was going to school. He didn't miss work for school and nobody "took up the slack" because he was there every morning. Man, you are pathetic.

9/20/2010 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CFD Local No.2 is an affiliate of the International Association of Fire Fighters, or the IAFF. The IAFF offers a training program to members of all locals that helps them to formulate a strategy, or a platform if you will, to run for elective office. These offices range from local school board to state senate seats. Nick Sposato attended this training, and would probably be willing to share some ideas with people who are serious about running for alderman.

The IAFF realizes that if members are to be successful, they need to be able to present themselves as being up to speed on issues other than those of the fire service. It has turned out to be a good program.

Perhaps the FOP could look into this, if not for this round of elections, then future elections.This has to be a better allocation of resources (dues money), than just contributing to some of our current crop of politicians.

If you know someone who is running, and you think they would be a good alderman, think about helping out by knocking on some doors. If not now, when?

9/20/2010 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous NinthWard said...

Who's running against Beale in the 9th ward. You remember, the alderman that wanted to cut our uniform allowance and shift differential? The alderman that hates police but was appointed to Ike Carothers job by our soon to ex mayor to be police and fire chairman? That guy?
The same guy that wants to build a Wal Mart and his own little Pullman community in that rat hole of a district, but allow the rest of that ward to stay in the toilet.
I hear a fireman wants to run against him, but he's afraid to make a run because Beale, like other aldermen, likes to toss a lot of spoilers in the race to draw votes from everyone but him.
Now is the time to vote Beale out.

9/21/2010 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
They should try and get rid of Desk Bid positions. Eventually as time goes by, desk bid people get more and more incompetent.

MORON

9/21/2010 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that there shouldn't be desk bid spots. They act untouchable.....therefore they act lazy...
don't forget desk people that you guys are the ones citizens come to for help. Do you think that yelling at them and sucking your teeth is professional?

9/21/2010 07:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i live in the 41st, and will not vote for the current alder-creature! a list of police running for office is a great ideal!

9/22/2010 02:17:00 PM  

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