Monday, September 20, 2010

More Money Gone?

We've had it mentioned in a couple comment sections. There is some lawsuit settlement paper being posted in the stations about anyone arrested and held in interrogation rooms or overnight in lock-ups are entitled to money.

What sounds truly ridiculous is that they are offering $90 to anyone held in a Chicago Police lockup overnight if they didn't have a mattress.

A mattress?

Mattresses are havens for bugs and vermin of all sorts. They also provide hiding places, provide fuel for mischief and could conceivably be used in a manner completely at odds with their design. Jail isn't supposed to be comfortable. It's a temporary holding spot until bail or transfer, nothing else.

But now it seems to be a source for payoff money - $16 million plus of your and our money.

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83 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovey and Lovey... What do you expect?

9/20/2010 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about big screen TV and a lobster dinner wtf is this third world country.

9/20/2010 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sixteen million tossed into the wind.

And the fireworks display was canceled because it costs ONE million?

9/20/2010 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a rare bird these days in the city of Chicago. I pay taxes.
At the end of the year, I don't get money back from the IRS. I write a check and pay money in. Same thing with the state. I don't have a little card that magically covers for my grocery expenses. That comes out of my checking account, with dollars I worked for. There are no vouchers taking care of my housing costs. I pay for that. When I go to the doctor, the state doesn't pick up the tab. I do. In addition to all of this, I also pay for any number of social parasites who expect their living costs to be subsidized by my hard work.

As such, to me, police officers aren't “the police”. they're “my police”. I pay them to write me tickets when I speed, I pay them to stop me and make sure I'm not up to go good when I can't sleep and go for a stroll at 3 in the AM. Last year, when my kid TP'd the house of neighborhood rival, I paid the cops to pinch him red handed, take him down the station and do their jobs. They did so, beautifully, and he won't be TP'ing anyones home any time soon (the only complaint I have is that the cops who got him were respectful and kind. I wished they would've kicked his ass and saved me the workout)

(continued, sorry it's long, but I'm fed up with the bullshit)

9/20/2010 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(continued)

When my police go out on my streets and do the job I pay them to do, I support them- not only with philosophy, but with a big check I write, every single year. When my police shoot down some weapon weilding madman terrorizing the other non-tax payers riding the Red Line 'Soul Train', I paid them to do that, so if you have any problem with this, blame me, not them. They were acting on my behest. When my police show the thugs no quarter and instill fear into gangbangers via whatever means are required per the code of the streets, send both the ideological and monetary bills my way, because I'm the one responsible for it all.

Even though we taxpayers are outnumbered here in the city, our dollars make up for it. There are thousands and thousands of more, just like me, who don't write howling letters to the newspaper every time a cop does his job, aren't showing our faces on the television whenever some producer needs to drum up a bullshit story, pushing a hysterical, baseless anti-law enforcement agenda. No, we're at home, minding our affairs and writing the checks.

So, whenever you disagree with honest cops who are doing their jobs, blame me, John Q Taxpayer, because I'm the one who paid them to do it and I support them all the way. No mattress and you feel this entitles you to a check? The checkbook is open. Keep the jails safe and if needed, unpleasant.

9/20/2010 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

THE MEDIA CRACKS ME UP.

WHEN THEY REPORT THIS STORY THEY WILL REPORT IT AS THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS GOING TO REACH INTO ITS BANK AND PAY THE MOTEL FEE.

THEY SHOULD REPORT IS AS ALL OF CHICAGO TAX PAYING CITIZEN ARE GIVING SHIT HEAD FREE CASH AGAIN.

JUST LIKE THAT FLOOD CASH TO PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN 3RD FLOOR APARTMENTS THAT RECEIVED 200$ FOR FLOOD DAMAGE!

9/20/2010 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What sounds truly ridiculous is that they are offering $90 to anyone held in a Chicago Police lockup overnight if they didn't have a mattress.


Does this inclued the Lock-Up keepers and Detention Aids?

9/20/2010 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous 29 and a day said...

once, I had business in Madison County Indiana

I stopped in the local police station for directions

The jail cells had televisions and bedding for the prisoners in each cell

All that was missing was Aunt Bea bringing the prisoners a hot meal

9/20/2010 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And of the $16M, what percentage did the lawyers get? Forty or fifty percent off the top? Let the city burn, and the citizens will realize their errors.

9/20/2010 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

half these people don't even sleep on a mattress at home, or if they do, it's filthy dirty laying on the floor. Staying overnight in lockup or an interview room is a step above the comforts of home

9/20/2010 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope and change, my brother.

9/20/2010 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A wise turn key used to say, "If you don't like the service, just leave."

He was borderline retarded but it was pretty funny.

We were told this was coming a few months ago as a settlement from Lovey and Lovey. Too bad there isn't a city and county tax for silly lawsuits to keep them from appearing.

9/20/2010 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much are they paying if the lock up keeper forgets to put a mint on their pillow?

9/20/2010 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's crap like this that goes against common sense and slowly causes the destruction America.

9/20/2010 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the lock up guys should get "funky foot" money for every piss bum the tac team brings in----- some of these bums have feet that smell like a dozen nightcrawlers that have been left out in the hot sun for a week.... put in an out of grade slip for "funky foot".... d3 pay at least....

9/20/2010 02:02:00 AM  
Anonymous noone90210 said...

Let the thugs sleep on a bare floor. Why should thugs have more rights than any of us? Next, the thugs will sue "us" over bed bugs.

9/20/2010 02:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yaaaa Now i can reap some dough for the bullshit domestic arrest.
IMADIC

9/20/2010 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mattresses? Are they out of their fucking minds?

9/20/2010 02:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just think, you give them a mattress and they'll complain about bed bugs.

9/20/2010 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In todays Scumtimes...written by a P.O.. Hey Mark Donauseless, here is what a real FOP President acts. I hope you enjoy your new cushy spot Mark. I hope your soul burns deep inside you for what you have done.


Weis drives morale to all-time low
Comments

September 20, 2010

The morale of the Police Department continues to be an all-time low, not due to the shortage that the department has been experiencing (because many cities are experiencing the same budget woes), but because of the culture that has been altered by Supt. Jody Weis.

When Weis used his clout to get former cop William Cozzi indicted after Weis found out Cozzi had a very good chance to return from his two-year suspension, Weis set a precedent that changed the way police officers do their job. The fact is that Weis changed our culture, and it took an outsider to accomplish this.

In the past, when officers were suspended, they usually learned their lesson and continued to have a successful career. Today, officers know that if they are suspended and attempt to return to work that they can be re-indicted in federal court.

I know William Cozzi, and I worked with him. I also know that Cozzi every year held the top 10 spot of DUI arrests in Illinois. His contribution to the city was commendable.

Yes, he did abuse his powers and used excessive force. You continue to report that Cozzi beat an unruly man handcuffed to a wheelchair. No person should be abused by anyone who has taken an oath to serve and protect, and Cozzi was punished for that. The unruly man was an offender who was taken to the hospital for treatment and only sat on the wheelchair because there were no seats available in the crowded emergency room. He was not a quadriplegic, but an unruly individual who was cursing everyone in the hospital.

William Cozzi was a professional and respected police officer -- his buttons were pushed and he did the unacceptable; he lost control, then he was punished twice and now sits in a federal prison. That's a fact.

Our culture will never be the same. That's also a fact.

9/20/2010 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mo' money, mo' money, mo' money!

9/20/2010 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better yet, the federal liberal hack judge also wanted to know about how often the bedding is changed. They also said they didn't think turkey balonie wasn't nutritious enough. Time to revolt draws near.

9/20/2010 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We further demand 700 thread count linen sheets with goose down pillows.

9/20/2010 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was approved months ago in a settlement........

9/20/2010 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You think this is ridiculous? I heard the judge wanted us to put a mint on the pillow, too.

And bedtime stories.

9/20/2010 09:20:00 AM  
Blogger PATRIOT said...

NO, Absolutely Not. It's just another indirect welfare payment to the minority community, via the socialist City, Comrade Daley, and his inept city Attorneys . How about They, the locked up ones, upon Court Conviction, pay the bill for the food, police manpower used to arrest them, investigate the case, pay the States Attoeny Felony Review Bills, transport, guard and attend them, the fingerprinting, and computer checks of all of them who were arrested, and deportation costs of illegals locked up here? Once again, the sheeple city Taxpayers pay for this handout, and Dictator Daley does nothing and pays nothing, just leaves the Taxpayers holding the bag, as usual.

9/20/2010 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The John Howard Association is also demanding that all cells for female prisoners be equipped with a bidet.

9/20/2010 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give these “people” (and I use that term very lightly) a mattress in the lockup and I can see a lot of toilets being plugged up, a lot of damage to the plumbing and a rise in the police budget as the department has to replace the mattresses, fix the plumbing, and pay the lockup officers to go to court to pursue charges against these “people”.

9/20/2010 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob Roman owns a matterss company

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

Wow! Looks like mara georges failed to protect the taxpayers as usual,and ed burke will be opening up the check book of 'our money" to give more away incredible! Talk about a bunch of politicians and their sheep that are absolute failures! But now we have "carol mostly fraud" also looking to run for mayor what a bunch of losers no wonder this city is spiraling down so quickly!

9/20/2010 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm gonna start a lawsuit of my own for having to sit on those hard metal stools while doing my arrest. My ass is always sore and so is my back.... Can't get comfortable.... They do not move, adjust or anything.... If they can do it...... So can I!!!!

9/20/2010 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new jail matress are fireproof and sealed, so the buys can not make a home.

9/20/2010 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I once spent two days straight at work, spent as much time in the interrogation room (or as the new police call it INTERVIEW ROOM) as I did on the phone, on the computer etc. So 2 nights x $90.00 each, where do I get my $180 from.

9/20/2010 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe we should put Flat Screens and XBOX 360's in each cell too.

Meanwhile my District's Processing Rooms are down to 3 working computers (out of 8)for months now. Cheap/Fragile Laptops can't stand up to use and abuse they take, but of course, Toughbooks would be too expensive to put in every District citywide. Paying out 16 mil to the shitheads cause they weren't comfortable enough is no problem though.

9/20/2010 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been out of the loop for a few years at this point, but as I recall, the State requires ( and has for some years) that lockups provide a mattress, blanket, food , and a toothbrush to every overnight guest. I do believe that the State even provides funds for this. And, at one point, i recall seeing some type of kits in the station that contained some "comfort items" for overnight prisioners. those of you who have worked the lockups in the recent past can correct me if I am wrong.But, If I am right, what has happened to these kits or to the money provided to purchase them?

9/20/2010 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Post the paper 8 feet off the floor, next to the photos of our beloved leaders, Shortshanks and JFled.

Open the windows in the coming months. No Prob.

Memory foam pillows and mattresses for all?

No, Cooties for all!

9/20/2010 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What next, maid service and a continental breakfast?!

9/20/2010 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*************ALERT IN 008************

This morning at around 1100 hours an off duty Chicago copper was robbed at gun point by a male Hispanic in front of his residence,the copper was returning from the bank and was held up when he returned home. The offender was driving and older red suv that is all we have for now! Be careful carry off duty!! Happened on 811 around 55 and Newland!

9/20/2010 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mattresses! Mattresses! We don't need no stink'n matrresses! 95% of those arressted have better conditions in the lock-ups then they do in the holes they call home. The lock-ups are cleaner and safer then a majority of the west side ghetto pads that I've been in.

9/20/2010 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah. They have money for the a-holes, but none for the police officers put into the behaviorial program unjustifiably. Friggin great. Cops that didn't deserve anything like that and they are going to pay out money to a-holes. Where is the monetary settlement for the cops, FOP? CITY OF CHICAGO? We have not forgotten. Just shows you how the city cares about the a-holes instead of the working cop. It just ain't right. And all those dues to the FOP and all the idiots out there prejudging the cops that have been put on the B.Program and not a cent....yet. Even Obama has rectified a wrong to the many americans persecuted in the world wars. Like we said, we haven't forgotten.

9/20/2010 03:06:00 PM  
Anonymous "Me" for Supt. said...

Anonymous said...
OT BUT, Who the hell is the douche bag sergeant 58?? who works the lake front at Northerly Island? Last night he had a chance to make a positive impression on hundreds of young men by getting out of his car and talking to them when all he did was follow cars and lay on the damn air horn yelling at people that the park was closed. Waving his ticket book out the window. Embarrassing. The kids were laughing at him. This guy sets us back years every night he "works".

9/19/2010 07:13:00 PM

Yes, this Sgt. should be putting the boot to the lazt PO's for not doing there job of clearing out the park. Why would you do the PO's job? Make the blue shirts trying to pick-up chicks/dudes get out of their car/off their asses. I'd be embarassed that a supervisor noticed me as a PO, not handling my business on the Beat. Not only do I not do "my job" but I actually think I sound cool bitching on the blog when all your saying is "Hey! Im a dog! Look at me!" STFU ! That's a good 1st order for you, now "tough guy/girl", get to work! I am not Sgt 58 but you can kiss my a$$! (Westside Sgt.)

9/20/2010 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Pookie and Junebug said...

No Sealy, Serta or Simmons mattresses for us. We demand the best. Check the October, 2009 issue of Consumer Reports.

We want Tempur-Pedic mattresses in all cells. Also high thread count Egyptian cotton sheets with down pillows and comforters.

9/20/2010 03:23:00 PM  
Anonymous FOP ACCOUNTABILITY said...

Tomorrow night, Mark Donahue and the FOP Board of Directors must announce plans for a huge mass protest around City Hall with the City Council in session on Wednesday morning, October 6th.

First and foremost, The citizens of Chicago and the police desperately need manpower--a compelling public safety issue.

Secondly, the clueless, lying coward J-Fled must be fired. He is shameless and obtuse. Cowardice and leadership are mutually exclusive. He is a rapidly metastazing stage 4 cancer to CPD morale. He commands no respect whatsoever from the rank-and-file.

Tomorrow night!

9/20/2010 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.....this ain't right. there are chicago police that were wronged on the behaviorial program. they should be getting the 16 million.

9/20/2010 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey no chocolate mints on the pillow either? wth?

You know this is gonna show up on your guest satisfaction rating survey card.

9/20/2010 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So there is no carbine program? There havent been over a thousand trained? You dont have the option to buy your own? Each district doesnt have 5? You should really at least talk to someone before you post."
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This is my second attempt at posting a reply,though shorter than the first ,it should suffice.
I assumed because the city had cut the allowance for handgun practice ammo for every officer there would be a similar problem with rifle ammo.Until now ,due to numerous I.O.D's I have been unable to take or pass the power test.
I took your advice found out that I was wrong and misspoke,in my initial posting. I have the integrity to admit it. While some rifles are in .9mm and .22 cal p.o.'s are indeed trained with 5.56 at the one range in area 5,though you can not just walk in to practice,you are trained there.
Yes ,there has been the option to purchase your own rifle( if you could afford to) ,but the ability to register it WAS dependant upon passing the power test as well as course of fire.
As you are obviously well versed in the carbine program I would,sincerely ask you some questions and hopefully you can answer them for me.
How is it that the time of "15 seconds at a slow walk ,twenty if the locking mech. malfunctions." was arrived at?
Will only 10-4 units be permitted to carry carbines? If your a 99 unit,and have need to go to your sidearm as you attempt to make your way to the trunk of your veh. while in a stress situation ,using the key could be difficult,not to mention,how many times I've tried to push the trunk release inside a squad only to have it not fuction.(despite the fact it worked five minutes before)
One thousand officers trained in two years; Given. How long will it take to train the rest of the dept.? Is it possible to train another thousand within the next two months? How many veh. per dist. per watch have working racks?
My comments:"To little to late." as well as we the few.",well those I offer that they are fact.
The solution,is not in the weapon,but with having"boots on the ground".Supt. Weis talks about cameras in cars. What cars,the ones cobbled together from various wrecks and held together by duct tape,with bald tires?
Officers continue to work 99 in fast districts. Cars are downed due to lack of manpower,and the numbers game continues.
I NEVER said there was NOT a program. As yet, I have been unable to sign up for said class ,due to a computer problem ,I'm told.When will it be resolved?
Crying broke:See the last contract.
Moral and manpower,remain the issues that must be addressed.
I would like to be able to go out and do the job that I raised my hand and took an oath for over a decade ago. To be able to go out and do honest aggressive (not violent or abusive) police work with the backing of the dept.,and actually help people without fear of being thrown under a bus for voicing my opinion OR for doing my job. Hopefully on that much we can agree.
I look forward to your reply.

9/13/2010 02:38:00 AM

9/20/2010 04:07:00 PM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

That's fucked up. Again, pardon my French. I seem to speaking quite a bit of it lately. :/

9/20/2010 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous The Cimicidae Nation said...

We demand copious servings of human blood in all CPD lock-ups. We are thirsty.

s/Bedbugs for Mattresses in all Lock Ups.

9/20/2010 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too Fucking Bad, you're in jail for Pete's sake.

Nobody stays long enough to sleep in our lockups anyways.

9/20/2010 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So now are you glad you voted for Obama?

9/20/2010 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Hmmm, if the city can work this angle some more they can get the suburban suckers to pony up for all sorts of things. Have their name painted on a garbage truck or police car or fire truck. Sell a street name. Rename a park, put their name up in lights on a skyscraper. Balance the budget that way.
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Big challenge: Finding Chicago's next Christmas tree
September 20, 2010 6:59 PM

Two months after the Mayor's Office of Special Events launched its first official contest to find the perfect tree to grace Daley Plaza during the holidays, the candidates just aren't measuring up.

The office has received numerous submissions since beginning the search in July, but not one tree was tall enough, officials said.

"It's really hard to gauge how big a tree is," said Ann Hickey, program coordinator for the Office of Special Events. "People see this big, beautiful tree and it's huge to you, but it's really only 35 to 40 feet."

The office announced today it is now giving applicants until Oct. 11 to submit photos of trees -- at least 55 feet tall -- to vie for the honor of being Chicago's official Christmas tree.
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Sure, get suburbanites to provide, for free, what the city used to pay for. What an "honor." It does have potential however.

9/20/2010 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pendulum swings both ways. Nowadays it has swung waaaay left. Come November it will hopefully start it's swing back to the right, and then perhaps nonsense like this will just be an ugly memory. Unbelievable! The lawyers will be the death of society.

9/20/2010 07:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ot

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/09/hundreds-arrested-vehicles-seized-in-operation-return-to-owner.html


and this took close to 3 years to implement?

oh, that's right, elections are coming up, weasel tooth's contract is about to expire and mayor mumbles has cut his deal with the chosen one.

9/20/2010 07:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good idea with the bed bug infestation.

9/20/2010 08:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: BUT!! It makes me just a tad bit curious. Maybe I 'm a being just a little skeptical here, just a little teensy bit.

Regarding this mad bomber up in Wrigleyville. After reading the accounts I guess I missed it but just "when was this guy arrested?".

And exactly what role did the CPD have in this arrest, aside from being assigned to the unit that caught him.

And isnt it just a touch coincedental that J-Fled is on the proverbial hot seat , the Mayor's out of town and here comes the FEEL GOOD STORY of how J-FLED saved us all from the CRAZED ANARCIST, SPIN SPIN SPIN SPIN.

THANK GOD we have Superman AKA- JFLED out there looking to protect us all from the MAD BOMBER.


SOMETIN STINKEE GOINGS ON HERE KIDDIES.

9/20/2010 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let all these assholes get bed bugs! Maybe they will scratch themselves to death!

9/20/2010 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this include lockup keepers and detention aides? They could really clean up

9/20/2010 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/20/2010 12:09:00 PM
If I am right, what has happened to these kits or to the money provided to purchase them?

Where do you think it went? You know if you visit shortshanks in Mich. he will give you a toothbrush, free right after you kiss his A**....
That's where it went.

9/20/2010 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just one thought comes to mind, Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona.

9/20/2010 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is going to make sure the mattress is clean, once they install them? The disgusting, foul-smelling, lice infested, disease carrying maggots are a walking bacteria bomb. Let's face it, we don't meet people at their best, some of them have open sores, some have open wounds, some have not showered in months, let alone washed their hair this year, some have pissed their pants and some have even shat themself before entering the friendly confines.

Tuberculosis, hepatitis a,b,c,d,e,f,& g, chlamydia, hiv positive, scabies, herpes and creeping crud are just some of the delights one could get from sharing a mattress with a prisoner.

They don't need a matress, they need a damn shower and basic cleanliness along with some a health class to teach them why their behavior is dangerous.

9/20/2010 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*************ALERT IN 008************

This morning at around 1100 hours an off duty Chicago copper was robbed at gun point by a male Hispanic in front of his residence,the copper was returning from the bank and was held up when he returned home. The offender was driving and older red suv that is all we have for now! Be careful carry off duty!! Happened on 811 around 55 and Newland!

9/20/2010 01:38:00 PM

I used to work for another agency a few years back and we always thought it was odd that CPD cops were getting sucessfully robbed. Each time some thug tried to rob one of my coworkers (many lived on the south and west sides) they got hospitalized and arrested, in that order.

Just because you "the man" doesn't mean the thug around the corner realizes it. Carry your pistol off duty and watch your surroundings, it's open season on us, be EXTRA careful out there.

9/20/2010 10:08:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

o/t

was an off duty officer robbed this morning around 55th and newland? hope they were armed and blew the robber's head off, if so...

be safe

9/20/2010 10:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

A wise turn key used to say, "If you don't like the service, just leave."

He was borderline retarded but it was pretty funny.

We were told this was coming a few months ago as a settlement from Lovey and Lovey. Too bad there isn't a city and county tax for silly lawsuits to keep them from appearing.

9/20/2010 01:16:00 AM


What is much less publicized and hard to find out is the legal fees paid to Loevy & Loevy.

In Federal Court the lawyers are entitled to legal fees, even if the plaintiff is awarded only $1 dollar. Loevy can still get a fat payday.

That's how Jon can afford that house in Roscoe Village.

9/20/2010 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this include lockup keepers and detention aides? They could really clean up

9/20/2010 09:05:00 PM

Brush that one tooth you have before you accuse me of not being clean.

9/20/2010 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the Chicago way -- ignore state minimum standards and then get stuck with a payout that costs ten times as much as compliance would have cost.

What does Daley care? He's in China the last I heard, eating won ton soup and plotting (I can't say "planning") his retirement.

Who knows how Daley might reappear "in the private sector?" Just when you thought you were rid of Channel 7's horrible, aging Andy Shaw, he pops up again as director of (gulp) the Better Government Association.

9/20/2010 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, this Sgt. should be putting the boot to the lazt PO's for not doing there job of clearing out the park. Why would you do the PO's job? Make the blue shirts trying to pick-up chicks/dudes get out of their car/off their asses. I'd be embarassed that a supervisor noticed me as a PO, not handling my business on the Beat. Not only do I not do "my job" but I actually think I sound cool bitching on the blog when all your saying is "Hey! Im a dog! Look at me!" STFU ! That's a good 1st order for you, now "tough guy/girl", get to work! I am not Sgt 58 but you can kiss my a$$! (Westside Sgt.)

9/20/2010 03:21:00 PM
fuck you coward...go to your own blog if you want to cry anonymously and defend piece of shit white shirts. I love how you put "westside" before your rank, as if this somehow makes you bigger, badder, tougher in the world of policing. I am so sick of these Sgts that think they run this place. This is not the USMC... gone are the days, chump, of chain of command and automatic respect. We follow your "authority" as a courtesy, SARGE, and because things run a bit more smoothly than if we told you where to stick it. Your threat of insubordination beefs are neutralized by my threat of an EEOC beef. Some of the most power abusing, worthless, poor excuses to wear a uniform on this job wear the white shirts with chevrons. Just like our roles on the street has changed dramatically, so has your role as a supervisor. You no longer have the final say so, get used to it. Your pay checks match your egos, and thats about the only difference these days between you and a blue shirt. So next time you ride on my job and insert your "expertise" without it being solicited, please do not act surprised when I tell you to get back in your car and go fuck with someone who buys into your bullshit!

9/20/2010 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY on God's green earth would one NOT carry his/her gun off duty?? Are you people soft?? You are police officers... public targets for the occupation that you have... and people remember YOU eventhough you may not remember them... People can and obviously do follow you home... they will try to rob you, kill you or injure your family... Is it too difficult to put your gun in your waistband to save your life or your family member's life? I read the piece above about the copper being robbed... I was not there and don't know if the officer was carrying... but officers PLEASE carry your weapon at all times.. you paid for it and you have the right to carry it as a police officer.. CARRY THE DAMN GUN!
Please be safe and God bless!!
Sgt Gogo.

9/20/2010 11:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's going to pay them when all of the claims come in for the bed bug bites,as well as the bill for de-lousing. Hey,maybe they"ll go back to the old days of covering prisoners with delousing powder ,then spraying them down with a fire house !

9/21/2010 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am seriously choking down vomit right now.

What is this, the fucking Four Seasons?

9/21/2010 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:20 & 21am:

I really love that you are pro-police, I really do.

However, the whole "my police" thing is a little overblown. It's like calling us, "the help".

9/21/2010 12:54:00 AM  
Blogger Amusing Bunni said...

Maybe we should just put up all the criminals up at the Peninsula and call it even. Then they'll be wanting room service and a masseuse too.

9/21/2010 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley's son is about to recieve a contract to supply bedding to the Chicago Police Dept.

9/21/2010 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

....a city with no balls to stand up and say ENOUGH BULLSH*T! What are we living in "Mayberry" now? Enough with the cottling! Enough with worrying what race a criminal is! Let us do our jobs and get control of this damn city! You liberals need to "walk in our shoes" for a month!!!!

9/21/2010 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey back in my teen yrs(70's) there were 2 different times that I had to spend the night in a cell without a matress. Am I entitled to this money too?

9/21/2010 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This lawsuit has been brewing for quite a while. We in the D-Unit heard about it around a year ago.

It's laughable, really, that yet again the "rights" of the asshole outweigh the rights of the victim.

How about this...How about the CPD builds an area for victim's to sit, watch tv, get a pop while the detecive is conducting the interview-much like hospitals already have?

Mostly because investigations take time-especially waiting for ASA's to call their ASA friends asking for advice and then call supervisors 3-4 times asking for help.

9/21/2010 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob Roman owns a matterss company

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

someone slipped in a funny one!

9/21/2010 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a dispatcher @ OEMC. I worked my rdo today and did some call taking. I took a call from a "getting my life back on track" m/1 citizen that wanted the phone number to call to collect his "free money" for having been in lock-up without a mattress! NO SHIT ************ I tranferred him to 311! Another one for the books.

Stay safe boys & girls!

9/21/2010 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah. They have money for the a-holes, but none for the police officers put into the behaviorial program unjustifiably. Friggin great. Cops that didn't deserve anything like that and they are going to pay out money to a-holes. Where is the monetary settlement for the cops, FOP? CITY OF CHICAGO? We have not forgotten. Just shows you how the city cares about the a-holes instead of the working cop. It just ain't right. And all those dues to the FOP and all the idiots out there prejudging the cops that have been put on the B.Program and not a cent....yet. Even Obama has rectified a wrong to the many americans persecuted in the world wars. Like we said, we haven't forgotten.
___________________________________

You got that right. That is why I really slowed down from my aggressive police work and I know many other who have done the same. FOP is useless.

9/21/2010 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Yes, this Sgt. should be putting the boot to the lazt PO's for not doing there job of clearing out the park. Why would you do the PO's job? Make the blue shirts trying to pick-up chicks/dudes get out of their car/off their asses. I'd be embarassed that a supervisor noticed me as a PO, not handling my business on the Beat. Not only do I not do "my job" but I actually think I sound cool bitching on the blog when all your saying is "Hey! Im a dog! Look at me!" STFU ! That's a good 1st order for you, now "tough guy/girl", get to work! I am not Sgt 58 but you can kiss my a$$! (Westside Sgt.)

9/20/2010 03:21:00 PM
fuck you coward...go to your own blog if you want to cry anonymously and defend piece of shit white shirts. I love how you put "westside" before your rank, as if this somehow makes you bigger, badder, tougher in the world of policing. I am so sick of these Sgts that think they run this place. This is not the USMC... gone are the days, chump, of chain of command and automatic respect. We follow your "authority" as a courtesy, SARGE, and because things run a bit more smoothly than if we told you where to stick it. Your threat of insubordination beefs are neutralized by my threat of an EEOC beef. Some of the most power abusing, worthless, poor excuses to wear a uniform on this job wear the white shirts with chevrons. Just like our roles on the street has changed dramatically, so has your role as a supervisor. You no longer have the final say so, get used to it. Your pay checks match your egos, and thats about the only difference these days between you and a blue shirt. So next time you ride on my job and insert your "expertise" without it being solicited, please do not act surprised when I tell you to get back in your car and go fuck with someone who buys into your bullshit!

9/20/2010 10:52:00 PM

This is tough talk from another "dog"... "Your a coward"! Waaaaaaah! Thats right leave the responsibility to the other coppers on the watch. You're the "wanna be" sitting down on jobs while everyone else earns your pay! Take your personals, station assignments and whatever desk assignments you can come up with just to keep from actually earning your living.... Westside means "working police"... I knew I'd have to explain that to a few of you who continually bash "Working Police" out there. Thats right, cry to the EEOC or just STFU biatch! The rest of us would like to see you retire better sooner than later.... No one needs you and your "bad/lazy attitude" backing the "Real Police" up. The only thing worse than you wearing a Chicago Police uniform is......well, I dont know that anything is worse than that!!! As far as who owns this blog? It doesnt belong to anyone but its originator. Its visited by everyone. Maybe you should file a complaint about that huh? Waaaaah!!! Should I apologize too for your failing of the Sgts exam? Or even for your inability to find anyone to put you in meritoriously? I guess everyone knows your lack of worth.... :)

9/21/2010 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT BUT, Who the hell is the douche bag sergeant 58?? who works the lake front at Northerly Island? Last night he had a chance to make a positive impression on hundreds of young men by getting out of his car and talking to them when all he did was follow cars and lay on the damn air horn yelling at people that the park was closed. Waving his ticket book out the window. Embarrassing. The kids were laughing at him. This guy sets us back years every night he "works".

9/19/2010 07:13:00 PM

Yes, this Sgt. should be putting the boot to the lazt PO's for not doing there job of clearing out the park. Why would you do the PO's job? Make the blue shirts trying to pick-up chicks/dudes get out of their car/off their asses. I'd be embarassed that a supervisor noticed me as a PO, not handling my business on the Beat. Not only do I not do "my job" but I actually think I sound cool bitching on the blog when all your saying is "Hey! Im a dog! Look at me!" STFU ! That's a good 1st order for you, now "tough guy/girl", get to work! I am not Sgt 58 but you can kiss my a$$! (Westside Sgt.)

Westside Sgt. You can kiss my a$$! The did not write the original comment, but if that is the Sgt. with the white hair that chased all the families away from the sledding hill in the winter. He is an asshole. Period. I also used to work on the westside and not every cop is a slug. But their are a lot of asshole sgts.

9/21/2010 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I wholeheartedly disagree with the signs, lawsuit, $$$ being given out, etc. etc, take a look at the following:

http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/020/02000720sections.html

Hot meal & hot drink to be provided, however I can't find anything about a mattress.

9/21/2010 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

However, the whole "my police" thing is a little overblown. It's like calling us, "the help".
---------------------------------

You're taking it wrong. It's not meant in that way... but now that I think about it, maybe deep down, it is.

The police *are* public servants. You are 'the help' inasmuch as you're the ones helping my family when I'm away and someone kicks in the door at 3:00 am. It's why a society pays to have you around. You help.

The job of a police officer is that of a public servant; an honorable thing right up there with soldier, fire fighter, etc. If someone is a police officer for any other reason, it's probably the wrong reason (I mean, lets be honest... The profession can be a magnet for dysfunctional personality types) and if they take offense to being in the role of public servant- perhaps they just get off on being an authority figure- then maybe policework isn't right for them. Thankfully, these sorts of people are outliers, based on my limited experiences with the CPD.

So, yeah. The police are 'the help' for the City of Chicago. It's not a menial form of help. It's a critical, honorable form of help that every civil society requires.

I stand by what I said. I view the police as my police, my wifes police, my daughters police, my neighbors police. This isn't meant in a demeaning way- more a paternal one. We're the ones who insist they be there to combat the chaos that would exist if they weren't.

9/22/2010 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah. They have money for the a-holes, but none for the police officers put into the behaviorial program unjustifiably. Friggin great. Cops that didn't deserve anything like that and they are going to pay out money to a-holes. Where is the monetary settlement for the cops, FOP? CITY OF CHICAGO? We have not forgotten. Just shows you how the city cares about the a-holes instead of the working cop. It just ain't right. And all those dues to the FOP and all the idiots out there prejudging the cops that have been put on the B.Program and not a cent....yet. Even Obama has rectified a wrong to the many americans persecuted in the world wars. Like we said, we haven't forgotten.

9/20/2010 03:06:00 PM


Have you gotten the hint yet?
You get no support here for your plight here. If you were in BA, stop talking about it. We don't care. Now you drag Obama into this? Looks like the Department got it right.

9/22/2010 08:13:00 AM  

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