Wednesday, September 15, 2010

On the Way Downtown

Underway. We will attempt periodic updates, but phone blogging is sporadic in the best of times. Send photos if you can and we'll try to get the best ones up.

UPDATE: Some pics ...


UPDATE: Saw Ald. Fioretti talking to some media people.

UPDATE: Wrapping it up here just before the noon news cycle starts? Numerous CTA personnel were here bitching about the lack of police on the buses and in the tunnels. Thanks for your support!

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161 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charge!!!

9/15/2010 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm out. Not sure what we are marching for. Not ONE person from OUR union has addressed this...no way am I going to be a sacrificial lamb for the flop

9/15/2010 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The department put out the list of shame today of those who have failed to comply with the Ethics training requirement and heading the list once again is: Jody Weis followed quickley by Debra Kirby, Ted O'Keffe, James Jackson and of course your favorite "Downtown Ernie Brown. Yep Jody is leading by example once again. Lets hear is for those unethical SOBs we know as the Sup and his command staff.

9/15/2010 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wanted to be there supporting fellow coppers but got denied in 007! I am with you in spirit!!

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

Right now I am at 35th Street and I counted 140 people. 27 of those were FOP Board members, 15 employees of the FOP and 10 were family members of the FOP. As far as I am concerned I would have to say that this march would be considered a total bust. Blue for Life

9/15/2010 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a flop. The crowd at the 35th st on tv is a joke. Way to go Mark.

9/15/2010 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Breaking News...Supt says we 'expotential' training at press conference. God he's good! When the chips are down he still can pull some remarkable shit out of pure thin air.

9/15/2010 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

100 people showed up. 150 tops. The FOP just signed their own death warrant, and in the process took any shred of credibility we had as a collective and flushed it right down the toilet. This event was a rousing success for one Jody Weis. The FOP couldn't have botched this thing worse if they were trying (which conspiracy theorists will likely feast on -- I disagree, they're too incompetent to execute a conspiracy). Mark, you just got pantsed in a PR contest against the most reviled man in recent CPD history. This debacle is tantamount to a vote of confidence in Weis. With all his recent public appearances and smoke and mirrors on the "JPWeis renew my contract tour," this fiasco is the greatest PR coup of all. Compliments of your FOP, ladies and gentleman. Oh well -- with these clowns at the helm, we've gotten the department we deserve. What a sick joke it all is.

9/15/2010 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous J-FLED said...

"If I...saw that I was the cause of (poor) morale in this department, no one would have to ask me to leave, I would leave on my own.

"GOTTA RUN!"

9/15/2010 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a civilian, I have to say I love you guys, and have the utmost respect for you all - you are the FINEST HEROES!

But, do you honestly think that this parade will have any impact? Weis won't quit, and they won't hire anymore Police Officers. Sorry for so many that wasted their time down there.

9/15/2010 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whats the story on this Ald. Fioretti ? does he seem to be the only viable candidate for the mayoral run? any input?..............

9/15/2010 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On April 2, 2009, we had thousands of protestors marching around City Hall. This morning, we had hundreds of protestors at police headquarters.

What was Mark Donahue thinking when he chose headquarters over City Hall despite overwhelming support for a repeat at City Hall?

The next City Council meeting at City Hall is scheduled for Wednesday, October 6th, over two weeks after next Tuesday's FOP general membership meeting.

9/15/2010 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What came first, the chicken or the FED?

The FED...someone had to set the standard.

Go AWAY JODY!!

9/15/2010 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How bout this weis. Suing the gangbangers instead of trying to negotiat with them. That's what a real leader does. This guy is supposed to have conections with the FBI and all he uses them for is to retry a guy who already paid his debt to society. Weis Sucks!

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/09/kane-county-goes-after-elgin-gang-members-in-lawsuit.html

9/15/2010 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FOP "organizers" and J-Fled should all resign. HQ was a horrible and embarrassing choice by FOP.

CITY HALL on OCTOBER 6.

9/15/2010 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOX and WGN lead with it on their noon newscasts. Alderman Fioretti spoke loud and clear that he wants Weis gone and states the search should begin now.

9/15/2010 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Visit "Breaking News Site" and leave a comment....

9/15/2010 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A popular Chicago Police blog, Second City Cop, has reserved particular indignation for an incident last April, where Weis walked away after a shooting happened near where he was holding a news conference in Englewood, rather than responding to the shooting. The incident has led the blog to tag Weis "J-Fled."



From NBC, NICE!

9/15/2010 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to see CTA support even though political hack kid rodriquez daleys boy head of cta is looking to layoff many workers! Hope whoever wins as mayor cleans house and appoints all new commissioners! Oh sorry is that not what jody did?

9/15/2010 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The biggest question of all:

After the great turnout at City Hall last year, why did FOP choose headquarters?

9/15/2010 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...40 rehires waiting with no additional training needed. There's a start! Just saw the numbers.

9/15/2010 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of bottom feeders vying for face time at march. Was that meeks ? I wonder if he was racially profiled? Was that doc walls? WTF. It was good to show my discontent and despise of j- fled. Observed a couple of bosses deep undercover marching good to see. If you didn't make it to the march your right to bitch and moan has been revoked.

9/15/2010 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a retired officer of CPD, all I can say is, BRAVO!
And for you, SCC, I have some questions which you can feel free to spin a new thread on:

1) Why no verbal or visible support for Weis from any of his Command Staff? Have they all gone to ground? Eh? What's that you say, Jimmy? Aunt Bea?
EB? Dugan? ANYBODY? Does anyone recall a Supt. of CPD in the past 30 years or so who has been so summarily abandoned completely by his Executive Staff? I can't either! By none of them collectively saying ANYTHING, they've spoken volumes about the clueless leader.


2) Why has the mysterious 3M been so silent over all of this? Could this be under orders of Shortshanks? Although we've all noted that Masters has yet to be interviewed by any major news outlet
(and for the record, little Mike, probably less than 1% of the faithful on this 'insignificant blog' reads CRAINS or CHICAGO JEWISH NEWS!), why no support from Masters, the Supt.'s so-called "hand picked" Chief of Staff? Looks to me like he's just trying to save his own skin when the final heave-ho comes to J-Fled. Here's hoping there's a spare set of hands to shove your sniveling hide aside too, little guy.
For a man whose mission from the onset was to 'move this Dept. into the 21st Century,' how will your resume summarize your time in the CPD when you've moved on to greener political pastures? I've got it.
"No one told me I'd have to become a real policeman first in order to succeed." Gosh, maybe Jody could use that too.

9/15/2010 01:53:00 PM  
Anonymous West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED?!?!?!??! I counted less than 150 people...including children!

I'll tell you what happened. FLOP got in the game WAY too late, and by doing so only confused things more. This has been their M.O. for a quite some time, regardless of who's at the helm.

THEY DO NOT HAVE OUR BEST INTERESTS IN MIND, NOR DO THEY FUCKING CARE!!

Scapegoat Aguilar probably drew the short straw and had to attach his name to the letter released from the lodge. And being naturally pessimistic, I can see this whole thing orchestrated by Daley, Weis and Marky Mark as condition(s) to their existence post-CPD/FOP.

In ending, this WHOLE regime has got to go. Daley's done, Weis is on the ropes via contract expiration and the FLOP "Prez" is going to be maxed-out at the end of this term.

DonaHOE being unable to return is great, but we need to get rid of everyone that sits in that building. An entirely new slate now that the momentum's started should be a great thing.

I hope Mike Shields has assembled a decent ticket; if everyone else on that ticket has half the balls and brains that he does, my ballot will be returned straight Shields Party.

9/15/2010 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good for you guys and gals!!!!
the city has kicked you around enough, it is time for you and us taxpayers to take it back !!!

9/15/2010 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The exempt in the middle picture very closely resembles Matt Tobias having a talk with some of the protesters. I guess Matt's already been told to clear out his office.

9/15/2010 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

30 pieces of silver, Donahue?

9/15/2010 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know of at least 20 other cops who wanted to protest at City Hall. Only 1 guy went to 3510 Michigan. Dump J-Fled and Donahue.

Can't wait to the meeting Tuesday night.

9/15/2010 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"LOCATION!, LOCATION!, LOCATION!" ain't just about real estate sales.

October 6 at CITY HALL!

9/15/2010 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And where was Jody? Oh, he was at "some meeting" and nowhere near 35th St.

Whats that you say Jody? "Gotta run?"

9/15/2010 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a bad call by FOP. Only 300 people at the most generous estimates show up. I was there. DONAHUE AND CREW A DONE! Hey Markie, where is your next job? Everyone knew what you did was political grandstanding. Donahue and Bella are joined at the hip! They are the reason we did not get the 16.1%.

9/15/2010 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see how the fop spins it as to how many officers showed. i'll say between 150-160 from the news.

They'll recreate history about how 300+ showed. Not a chance.

"They counted before the buses arrived late." or "The media is out to get us." Simple answer: the thousands that the fop wanted to have come-didn't show.

It was fun, but we looked like losers today. City hall 1-FOP-0.

9/15/2010 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REV. Meeks (smells a political opening) and wants "both parties to come to the table of brotherhood." The problem is that WEIS is incapable of accepting criticism and he is a cronic liar when it suits his purpose. Thousands of officers march against the Supt. of police not once but twice in the span of a year and he remains unconvinced that he is the cause of poor morale and no pro-active police. What will it take and how many more cops or CPS kids will die and get shot because of WEIS'S FAILED POLICIES???? In the interest of public safety he must be fired now.There must be a working and civil relationship between the FOP rank/file officers and the supt's office. This does not exist now and is irrepairable.

suntimes comment

9/15/2010 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a big dud this turned out to be ... Victory: Weis ... 300 showed ... wow ... oh well ... where was the great Northside ???

9/15/2010 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so scc and anyone else what is the deal with this fioretti guy? would he make a good mayor? I really dont know anything about the guy. He seems to support us but hes also looking just for the vote im sure.. can we maybe have a thread about this or someone have any backround on the guy... scc, im not trying to get you to throw your support for this guy or anything but all of us are gonna have to vote and I really would like us all to be on the same page for somebody who is gonna take care of us and treat us well. any info??

9/15/2010 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry, didnt go. I didn't like how this somehow became a pissing match between our union and JFED all over the media on various issues. Left a bad taste in my mouth. I thought this was to be about manpower and should have been at City Hall. Then I would have been there. Both the union and JFED should be ashamed of themselves for their actions the last few days.

9/15/2010 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The FOP just signed their own death warrant, and in the process took any shred of credibility we had as a collective and flushed it right down the toilet."


not the FOP, dummy, the current FOP lackeys.

they deliberately fucked themselves.

if you have any doubts on this, see what happens at the meeting.

9/15/2010 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right now I am at 35th Street and I counted 140 people. 27 of those were FOP Board members, 15 employees of the FOP and 10 were family members of the FOP. As far as I am concerned I would have to say that this march would be considered a total bust. Blue for Life

9/15/2010 10:46:00 AM

Thank you Jody P. Weis. There were a solid 600 people there. Ask the media, asshole. Your not blue, you are YELLOW FOR LIFE!

9/15/2010 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

READ THE COMMENTS ON THE TRIBUNE BELOW THE ARTICLE. NO ONE TALKS ABOUT MANPOWER, ONLY THAT WE ARE CRY BABIES.
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/09/protest-planned-wednesday-as-weis-fop-friction-grows.html
THSI IS A HUGE LOSS FOR PUBLIC OPINION OF US.

9/15/2010 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

600 at the march. Shields bailed after about two minutes, never picked up a sign. He wants everyone at the FOP meeting instead. He wont get anywhere near 600.

9/15/2010 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the numbers it appears the march has been a total flop. We got great news coverage but yesterday when I asked I couldn't find one person on my watch that was going. Morale is beyond repair when nobody even cares to march to make a statement. Most veterans know nothing is going to change; nobody wanted to burn time for this, waste a day from their furlough, pay for a sitter or miss court ($). My point is morale is far lower then we think, today is proof. Yesterday the majority of the people I asked didn’t even know anything about it. Today was not of victory for Weis it was a “close the door turn off the lights” moment for the Chicago Police Department.

9/15/2010 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About a thousand or so location could have been better good media WGN/ alderman gee no REv Meeks oh yea he was at the Black Panther rally

9/15/2010 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just want to say that I support bill cozzi and the cause but all the free bill cozzi signs out there are rediculous. we can no longer support him in the public because it only makes us seem like fools who are standing up to a guy who on video knocked the crap out of a guy with a sap in a wheel chair. now I know that back in the day that was fine. I know that we all know that dude spit on him and was acting like an animal and deserved to be hit. bill pled guilty in both courts. I hate to say it but bill is now a criminal(technically but we all know he is not). we cannot continue to publically support him and say that we are mad because a criminal was fired. if bill were to get his job back then it would indeed seem like the buisness as usual crap that jfled continues to spout off about. if we support bill it needs to be between us and bill and thats it. the public will not support a police department who wants to get rid of the boss just because he punishes people who deserve it. it makes it as if we want to just go out and beat people when weis is gone. people need to relax with the bill cozzi issue. I wish him the best and jfled fucked him but we cant keep putting that in the public because I hate to tell you the public is in jfleds corner on this issue.

9/15/2010 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

STOP IT WITH ALL THE "FREE COZZI" CRAP!!!!

We all know what's it like dealing with these mutts and how they deserve a smack every now and then, but brining up Cozzi accomplishes nothing. It's done, it's not going to change, and the only thing the public sees is us standing up for a cop who beat a guy in a wheelchair.

Stop bringing up Cozzi, it's not a winning argument, focus on things that will sway public opinion in our favor...Bill Cozzi is not our Alamo...Thomas Wortham, Thor Soderberg, and Michael Bailey are

9/15/2010 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudos to Rev Meeks for speaking up. He is not as much of a dick as we all thought him to be.

I overheard him talking to someone how he supports us and I almost had a heart attack right there.

Go Rev

9/15/2010 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this whole fiasco is all too childish. I didn't want to show my face knowing there wouldn't be many people attending. Pissing match in the media between J-Fled and the FOP.

Frankly, can't wait till they're all gone.

We look too much like some liberal ya-hoo's and they're is some mean ol' Republic we have to protest.

It's all too silly for my taste.

9/15/2010 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

100 people showed up. 150 tops. The FOP just signed their own death warrant, and in the process took any shred of credibility we had as a collective and flushed it right down the toilet. This event was a rousing success for one Jody Weis. The FOP couldn't have botched this thing worse if they were trying (which conspiracy theorists will likely feast on -- I disagree, they're too incompetent to execute a conspiracy). Mark, you just got pantsed in a PR contest against the most reviled man in recent CPD history. This debacle is tantamount to a vote of confidence in Weis. With all his recent public appearances and smoke and mirrors on the "JPWeis renew my contract tour," this fiasco is the greatest PR coup of all. Compliments of your FOP, ladies and gentleman. Oh well -- with these clowns at the helm, we've gotten the department we deserve. What a sick joke it all is.

9/15/2010 12:11:00 PM
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Tooting one's own horn is impolite, Mr. Weis. Please go back to your own blog.

9/15/2010 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many people were at city hall today? I heard only Shields and Lazarro. I was at 35th street and the turnout was more like 500 coppers and their families. There should have been more but the media presence was great and it looks like we got great coverage.

9/15/2010 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SET THE "WAY BACK " MACHINE TO JAN. 8,2008:
On a 44-1 vote, the City Council confirmed veteran FBI agent Jody Weis as police superintendent. Alderman Pat Dowell [D-3rd] provided the sole no vote.

Alderman Isaac Carothers [D-29th], who chairs the police and fire committee, said that the decision to confirm Weis involved "no heavy lifting."

Carothers praised the way Weis handled himself at the hearing and defended Weis' $310,000 salary as appropriate given the new superintendent will also head the city's emergency management office.

"If you can help bridge the gap and create more transparency and continue the trends we've got going with regard to a lower homicide rate--If you can do all these things you're worth every single penny," said Carothers.

"This is an easy one for us, to keep the best police department in the world moving in the right direction," added Carothers.

Alderman Sharon Dixon [D-24th] said she looked forward to seeing Weis build bridges to the city's diverse communities and institute fresh approaches to cleaning up drugs and violence.

"I hope you will serve as a change agent," she said to Weis.

Dowell said that after sitting through five hours of confirmation hearings for Weiss, she was not convinced that he was the best person for the job.

"I was troubled by your testimony [at the confirmation hearing]. You didn't offer any serious strategies for policing and you spoke in generalities," said Dowell.

She also said that Weis demonstrated limited knowledge about Chicago's neighborhoods.

"We have a lot of police violence and misconduct and issues of gangs and drugs in our communities," said Dowell. "It seems to me that you could do a little homework about the city you're moving into."

44 - 1 VOTE, just wondering who wasn't present for the vote? Any potential Mayoral candidate perhaps?

For 5 hours the City council debates over to approve ShortShanks Stuperintendant. Was that about 4-1/2 hrs more than it took to approve the sale of the parking meters ? Only Now the (which) Aldermen have buyer remorse? Carry JFLED out on a pole over the leased Skyway & toss him in, Indiana side of course.

9/15/2010 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fioretti is not a friend to the police. He made his millions suing the Chicago Police Dept. on behalf of lying, murdering, lawfully-convicted garbage. He also was hollering for the list of officers with more than 5 numbers to be published. If Fioretti and Allen (police basher) are the best we can do, we are doomed!

9/15/2010 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just heard Mark Donahue on the radio with Roe Conn.
•Donahue explained why the rank and file is so angry about Bill Cozzi.
•If I heard correctly (it was a bad connection between Donahue and Conn), he then talked about the budget for the police department and that the force is 700 officers short.

At the end of the interview after Donahue had disconnected, Conn said he’s had Weis on the show and he seems to be a guy with integrity, that he’s smart and wants to do the right thing and will be respected when he leaves the job. Conn also offered to mediate between Weis and FOP. Roper encouraged people to either call their station or write to the Sun-Times with their comments.

9/15/2010 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to the three stooges at City
hall:
were you lonely?

9/15/2010 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw Mike Shields at the march. He showed up and marched one time around with officers. He refused to carry a sign. Is Shields a Weis fan? And even if he is couldn't he at least have carried a "Free Cozzi" sign. Just askin!

9/15/2010 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Andrews was at march carrying a sign.

9/15/2010 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps we could use this as a "Dress Rehearsal"?

9/15/2010 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fioretti or how ever it is spelled made his money suing the police

9/15/2010 04:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a flop. The crowd at the 35th st on tv is a joke. Way to go Mark.

9/15/2010 11:14:00 AM

OK, Mike Shields. You did not even march. Let's see you bring five or sixhundred to the next FOP meeting.

9/15/2010 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous grassroots at work said...

The next mass gathering should include not only the police but everyone affected by the shortages and THEIR perception of safety and police service. Let the outcry continue.

9/15/2010 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see LT Andrews theire.

9/15/2010 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When did Rev. Meeks become the official spokesman for the men and women in blue. The media has a mic in front of him during the protest and it made me choke on my lunch.

9/15/2010 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

piss poor turnout and most of the guys that did had 15 or more yrs on. Where are the young guys? the future is not at all bright

9/15/2010 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wanted to be there supporting fellow coppers but got denied in 007! I am with you in spirit!!

9/15/2010 10:21:00 AM

Ill assume you don't work days because the w/c was in full support to go and was granting time to anyone who asked to go. If you worked another watch it wouldn't matter since the protest was over by 11:30. Nice excuse though!!! Thanks for the support

9/15/2010 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big supporter of CPD here, hope you all head to City Hall on October 6th, and I agree with a few posters here, focus on the lack of manpower, and get your numbers out there... it's time to show the rest of the city that you're not going to go away... One protest a year isn't going to stir up anything... so get back out there!... and be safe. We don't all disrespect you.

9/15/2010 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 9 had very good coverage. Serious, took the time to interview several people, to show all of the different signs and their messages, very fair. They even cut to one of the aldermen -- can't remember who -- saying that time was running out and a search should be going on right now for Weis' replacement.

Weis was "at meetings elsewhere in the city." Where's the Mayor -- or isn't that any of our business? China?

9/15/2010 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you recall last FOP election all people from the same platform were elected. The next election we need to elect from two different platforms so that there is checks and balances. So obviously Donohue is gone so keep some of the old guys and put some new guys in. And remember that under this regime we got a new work schedule and 55 health. So as inept as they are most of the time they did some good.

9/15/2010 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

WHAT IF?

DONAHUE IS RETIRING. FACT

DONAHUE IS IN HIS LAST TERM IN OFFICER. FACT.

ELECTIONS ARE COMING IN NOVEMBER. FACT.

ELECTED OFFICIALS WILL COME OUT AND ASK TO BE ENDORSED BY THE F.O.P.

SO WHO IS THE FOP GOING TO ENDORSE FOR MAYOR???

BEWARE WE MAY HAVE CERTAIN PERSONS ANGLING FOR JOBS AFTER THEIR TERM COME TO AN ABRUPT END AT THE FOP HALL.

THE 1ST SIGN WAS THE LOCATION AND TIME OF THE MARCH TODAY!
ANY ONE KNOW WHOSE IDEA IT WAS!
WAS IT VOTED ON?
WHY POLICE HQ?

WHY NOT CITY HALL WHEN EVERY ALDERMAN TRYING TO BE MAYOR IS PRESENT AND THE MEDIA CAN PEPPER THEM WITH QUESTION ABOUT WEIS.

NO ONE AT THE MARCH HAD ANSWER EITHER!

9/15/2010 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a youngster with about 3 years on I was very dissatisfied with the turn out. It seem like a lot of old times (no offense thanks for come out).

This why this department is turning to shit to many salty people. I am sad that these young guy and girls that can stay out all night could not show support for you fellow brothers and sisters.

Many of you treat this as a job its an honorable profession as a sign with a po star reads earned not given.

A new generation needs to step up and stop making excuses and be salty at less then 5 year. Man the fuck up you ware that blue with pride.

Fop is done I am going Oct 6 downtown if you are a true police officer so up no excuses.

You can wait for a leader if you want but I don't need a sup on this call.

Yes fop failed but don't bitch if you don't vote or attend meeting everyone has time to complain on this blog but does not have the balls to go to a meeting to voice there concerns.

We are the backbone of this city with out us this city goes to shit make your vocies heard OCT 6 at 10 I will be there will you?

9/15/2010 05:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fioretti is not our friend!

9/15/2010 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear SCC,

Assuming you were at the march, why do you allow politically motivated LIES about the number of people marching? By my count, approximately 630 people were marching at 10:35. Would you please verify.

Anyone saying 100 to 150 people TOPS is just a stone liar. Call out the liars, SCC.

9/15/2010 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
whats the story on this Ald. Fioretti ? does he seem to be the only viable candidate for the mayoral run? any input?..............

9/15/2010 12:26:00 PM
He is liberal defense attorney who made his money suing the City. He is not a friend of the police. He is a Mendel Grad about 1975 and grew up in Pullman. Do not support him I live in his ward and have watched him parcel off land for section 8 housing.

9/15/2010 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets talk about the next FOP election. What has Mike Shields done at the pension board? How has he protected our pension? How will he keep our officers from going to a two tier pension system? This is what is important to me. It should be important to all of us. I was told that shields is running lets hear what answers he has.

9/15/2010 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael Carroll’s campaign is personal to me. I am married to a Police Officer who works in the inner-city. Can you imagine how it felt when I received a phone call from the emergency room that my husband had been attacked by 2 ferocious pit bulls? He recently came home from work with a bruise on his leg. It was the FULL imprint of a shoe. Can you imagine how hard he had to be kicked to have a full footprint bruise? He has been spit on, punched, slapped, kicked and shot at. The shortage of police officers compromises the safety of every cop on the beat. If THEIR safety is compromised, OUR safety, as citizens, is compromised exponentially. It’s time for a change in the political climate of our city. Having Michael Carroll as the 46th Ward Alderman is a major step in the right direction. Please encourage your families and friends in the 46th Ward to vote for him.

9/15/2010 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm out. Not sure what we are marching for. Not ONE person from OUR union has addressed this...no way am I going to be a sacrificial lamb for the flop

You apparently don't read the FOP website. It was clear, not to mention all over the news. Too busy cow tipping?

9/15/2010 06:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought there was going to be a simultaneous march @ City Hall...sworn down @ 35th & Citizens, friends, family @ CH. Showed up....no one. Quite disappointed. This march should only be about Officer and Citizen's safety and how the lack of manpower is affecting that. It should have been held @ City Hall. Then you would have seen the thousands that were at the one last year. Whoever organized the last one, will they pick the ball up and run w/ it for the next council meeting?

Be safe!!
-supportive citizen

9/15/2010 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a huge mistake to have this at 35th. Coppers will be reticent to march against other coppers, even if it's their own idiot superiors.

They would have no hesitation, however, to march against idiot politicians.

Anyone with any sense about him knew that having this at 35th was a mistake. I don't think you can call a 'bust' - not all marches garner thousands of people, but they still have a legitimate message to be said- but I do think you can say that it drastically underperformed, relative to it probably would've done had it been held at city hall.

9/15/2010 06:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a flop. The crowd at the 35th st on tv is a joke. Way to go Mark.

9/15/2010 11:14:00 AM

________________________________________________

On TV?

Way to go AssHat!!!

Relax and let your follow officers do your work for you. Typical DOG!!!!

9/15/2010 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was worthless, a outgoing Mayor and lame-duck Supe, it was a waste of time and should have been done earlier...

9/15/2010 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ive been reading the comments in the Trib and Times. Not very supportive of the police.

9/15/2010 06:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a bad call by FOP. Only 300 people at the most generous estimates show up. I was there. DONAHUE AND CREW A DONE! Hey Markie, where is your next job? Everyone knew what you did was political grandstanding. Donahue and Bella are joined at the hip! They are the reason we did not get the 16.1%.

9/15/2010 02:09:00 PM

//////////////////////////////////////////////


Hey Fuck-Wad, that 16.1 % would have cost you a long list of benefits that were fought for over the past 40 years. We;re better with the 10% because we didn't have to give up anything for it.

Read the cities proposal before you spew your venomous lies like Jody did. AssHole!!!

9/15/2010 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get rid of jfed first, then get rid of fop.

9/15/2010 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FOP is a joke. This was very poorly planned. It was an absolute embarrasment. Only 150 people showed up???????

The problem is the union leaders are so out of touch with the patrolmen. They are so far removed. I have nearly 8 years on the job and have seen the FOP leaders exactly twice in my district at roll call. Why don't you old timers get off your asses at the union hall and come and talk to the real police and atleast try and get a feel for what the hell is going on.

Donahue is a fool for thinking he can send out an email and post a piece of paper up in the districts and expect everyone to show up. For what? You need to come out and rally the troops. You really think a piece of paper taped up on a bulletin board can rally a mass of coppers. Most coppers didnt even know what the march was for.

Plus the timing and location are very suspect. The majority of patrol already believes that FOP is in bed with the city. So Donahue waits until the contract is done, the mayor anounces his retirement, and jfled is a lameduck with a few months left. What was the point of the march at headquarters? March on city hall!!!

To the FOP get a clue and start listening to the the patrolmen you work for instead of talking down to them all the time you pompous dbags.

9/15/2010 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Northern was going to city hall today. No one was there. What happen to the city hall march?

9/15/2010 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK NEXT PROTEST CITY HALL ASAP THEN THE MAYOR HOUSE

9/15/2010 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did march today but we needed to be at city hall. The public just doesn't get it and we didn't do a good job of explaining our message to the press. SCC, you always explain things perfectly.

9/15/2010 07:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey WEstcide Inside DO Nothing loser. Stop with the lies, asshole. Your conspiracy theories are a bit much. Please show up at the FOP meeting next week. As for Shields, that yellow belly did no Make yourseld heard. As for Shields, he didnt even show up. Word is that he was seen at City Hall with Northside and they were ALL ALONE. AND as for Shields FOP ticket, there is no ticket. He is busy trying to beg current fop board members to go over to his side. so much for new ideas from that arrogant prick. That guy is full of shit just like you. See you at the meeting.

9/15/2010 07:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FOP "organizers" and J-Fled should all resign. HQ was a horrible and embarrassing choice by FOP.

CITY HALL on OCTOBER 6.

9/15/2010 01:02:00 PM


Shut up. Who is going to organize the 6th? You? If you are so embarassed why dont you run for FOP prez? Mr. Anonyous do-nothing.

9/15/2010 07:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need FOP to organize which is what they get paid to do. Come to roll calls more often and organize the troops. Lets not just see you around election time. Organize, Organize, Organize..... let the troops know we must work as one!!!
Get working on the nex contarct!!!

9/15/2010 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 9/15/2010 03:04:00 PM -

i totally agree.

the last thing i want is to continue dealing with Jfled. but let's face it - he has a contract. he's going to be paid no matter what until the end (march?) i sure as hell don't want to see him being paid and not even doing the job. win-win for him, right?

this was suppose to be about manpower. it should have been at city hall.

fop. you fucked up.

9/15/2010 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ATTENTION JOHN NORTHEN --- Where the hell were you today. There was a "FREE COZZI" sign with your name on it and you didn't bother to show up. If Bill Cozzi only knew that all the big blowhards like you DID NOT MARCH to support him, I am sure he would be deeply saddened. At least his real friends from 025 marched. Shame on you! Shame! Shame! Shame!

9/15/2010 07:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm out. Not sure what we are marching for. Not ONE person from OUR union has addressed this...no way am I going to be a sacrificial lamb for the flop

9/15/2010 09:38:00 AM

If you don't get it by now, you are pretty fucking stupid. Mr. Sacrificicial LAmbie.

9/15/2010 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wanted to be there supporting fellow coppers but got denied in 007! I am with you in spirit!!

9/15/2010 10:21:00 AM

I saw a lt. from 007 at the march. He was taking pictures that wound up on scc. imagine.

9/15/2010 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark Donahue was on Roe Conn show this afternoon and he finally got a pint out that the public needs to hear:JFed and his command staff are not properly allocating our very limited resources. They keep stripping patrol in the form of detailing people to all these specialized units. Patrol almost never gets replenished. It has reached the critical stage and the tax paying public should be very concerned and pissed off.
JFraud will stand at the podium and say we're a little short manpower but we still have adequate staffing to serve the public. Complete bullshit and he knows it. We know it and anyone who's had to wait hours for the police know it too.
Critical times call for critical measures and any Superintendant worth a hill of beans would realize that he can quickly bolster patrol by shrinking and or eliminating a lot of these useless units. We'd still be short cause they're not hiring but at least patrol would be in a better position to do what the public expects of us. Then again what would I know I've only been on 25 years it's not like I'm part of that elite policy group or anything!

9/15/2010 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor on manpower is that there are still 40 people who have appealed, or are appealing off of the 06 list. Any truth to that? Because supposedly after the 06 list is finished off it is hire by application process? Someone in the know feel free to fill us in on when we will see the list killed completely

9/15/2010 08:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

100 people showed up. 150 tops. The FOP just signed their own death warrant, and in the process took any shred of credibility we had as a collective and flushed it right down the toilet. This event was a rousing success for one Jody Weis. The FOP couldn't have botched this thing worse if they were trying (which conspiracy theorists will likely feast on -- I disagree, they're too incompetent to execute a conspiracy). Mark, you just got pantsed in a PR contest against the most reviled man in recent CPD history. This debacle is tantamount to a vote of confidence in Weis. With all his recent public appearances and smoke and mirrors on the "JPWeis renew my contract tour," this fiasco is the greatest PR coup of all. Compliments of your FOP, ladies and gentleman. Oh well -- with these clowns at the helm, we've gotten the department we deserve. What a sick joke it all is.

9/15/2010 12:11:00 PM

Ok. FOP hater. If you hate Jody Weis so much then where were you? And what exactly would you have done differently? I cant wait for the next general meeting when all the assramming haters like yourself show up. If you thought the march had low turnout, wait till the meeting.

9/15/2010 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes Mark,

Let's do this at headquarters where I have to feed a meter or park blocks away if I didn't want to ride a bus... GREAT IDEA

9/15/2010 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Change is long overdue in the FOP. The problem was present with the outcome to the protest today at headquarters. The FOP has no smarts and courage to challenge City Hall. I believe we need new and younger blood to move us in a new direction.
Mike Shields would be a strong FOP President. Mike has a long record of standing up for us officers and openly voicing his opinion about fairness and looking out for today’s Policeman and tomorrow’s Retiree. There have been so many shenanigans that have gone on with our pension fund in the past and present years. Here is an important question that we really don’t ask ourselves but keep paying our pension dues. Do you know where your pension money goes every time you pay into it? Like me, I’m guessing No or better yet who dips into it, Mike Shields while on the pension board has been taking all of the deceitfulness to the media so that hopefully there could be a stop to it. Mike Shields has been very outspoken for standing up for what we earned and belongs to us. Mike Shields has made a valid effort in protecting and preserving the money that is entitled to us once we retire.
Things not to be forgotten that Mike Shield has done since being elected to the Pension Board…..

- Confronted with Fox News then CTA President Ron Huberman, who is now head of CPS (and once upon a time a Chicago police officer) after Huberman asked the police pension fund for permission to keep paying into that fund. Huberman has not been a Chicago Police Officer since 2004. The board deferred action on the request.

- Was on the pension board that declined to reinstate the pension of ex-Chicago cop Anthony "Twan" Doyle (family secrets trial) that was convicted to 12 years for passing along secrets about evidence to imprisoned mob boss Frank Calabrese Sr.

- Mike Shields was threatened with a defamation suit for writing about the truth after City of Chicago Treasurer Stephanie Neely’s (one of Mayor Daley’s cronies) unethical acceptance of campaign contributions. She received $15,000 from executives of Ariel Capital Management (manage invested properties). Ms. Neely also received a $1,500 donation from DV Urban Realty a real estate investment business owned by Mayor Daley's nephew Robert Vanecko and Vanecko's business partner Allison S. Davis. DV Urban Realty Partners manages $68 million for five city pension funds -- representing Chicago police officers, teachers, CTA employees and other city workers. Since 2006, the pension funds have paid Vanecko and Davis more than $2.7 million of $8 million in management fees the pair are guaranteed by the time their deal ends, on Dec. 31, 2014. Any profits they make on real estate deals with the pension money are to be shared among the pension funds, Vanecko and Davis.

- Mike Shields made noise to the media about Supt. Jody Weis and three of Weis' top aides about being members of the police pension fund.

Mike knows that we are the ones that go out there every day. Mike Shields is fighting for our pension to be maintained the noble way. Mike has stuck his neck out and courageously went face to face with heavily clouted people in this city fighting against people attempting to dip into our pension unworthy. Mike is doing all this without knowing most of the names and faces of the police officers that will soon be retired or one day will retire. He is doing it because that is what Mike said he would do if he was elected to the pension board. Image what he would do for us as FOP PRESIDENT!

MIKE SHIELDS you need to run for FOP PRESIDENT we need someone like you.

9/15/2010 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is anyone looking to sell thier berretta 92f or d, to a fellow copper? I'm looking to do some simunition training, and they don't make a kit for springfield yet. I set a email up: ineedaberreta@hotmail.com.

thanks

9/15/2010 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well the march was reported by the locals, MSNBC & Chicago Tonight Ch.11. Didnt see any mention of it on FOX?

9/15/2010 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT a little:

Lots and lots of Mexicans with flags outside tonight. Good for them, but they are obstructing vehicular traffic in neighborhoods and, um, why are there still so many little kids out with them? I'm pretty sure school is still on for tomorrow. We had to march on the sidewalk but I can't drive my car to my house without running someone over and that is somehow permissible.

9/15/2010 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought the turnout was fine, media coverage excellent. Message was delivered people. Enough union bashing. Let's get it together and stick together.

9/15/2010 08:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgt. Drappy and Sgt. Moreno,
Thanks for representing Public Trans.

9/15/2010 08:42:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Good on all who showed up!

A smaller turn out than the march at City Hall but we have faith that this will most assuredly be rectified on 06 Oct 2010

See you all at the next FOP meeting. Make double damn sure it's SRO. The fraternal leadership has a "lot of 'splainin'" to do to their employers... The DUES PAYING fraternal membership.

The taint of collaboration with the stuttering prick by the fraternal leadership has become too rotten to ignore. The membership is owed an explaination.

We await.

The end game is seriously underway.

P.S.

To the older "gentleman" on the curb by the front door loudly rotating his dentures about "undermining the superintendent's authority... Shame on you, what kind of lesson are you teaching your children..."

The superintendent by virtue of one piss-poor decision after another has undermined himself. As authority goes, coming in the door he never had any in the first place. Mayor Daley said so.

Weis is someone who has repeatedly shown himself to be a deluded pathological liar and bereft of any integrity, honor, decency, respect, courage, humility or even a modicum of genuine manliness (which embodies the previously listed traits)cannot POSSIBLY be considered fit to lead CPD let alone command any kind of "authority."

We are teaching our children to not look so kindly upon being pissed on constantly.

We are teaching our children that Police Officers, as first responders are NOT SECOND CLASS CITIZENS who signed away any and all rights as a condition of employment. Regardless of what the mayor, the media and the superintendent fervently wants the public to believe. We are teaching our children brotherhood in the face of organized and entrenched oppostion. We are teaching our children to STAND UP AND FIGHT HARD FOR WHAT'S RIGHT!

We're teaching our children to be strong and to think and reason for themselves... To set themselves apart in a time when most people are too intellectually lazy and are more than content to follow the crowd.

Go away sir. You are a narrow minded, mean and stunted individual though you do have a right to your opinion.

Thank you to all the passer bys who honked to show support!

9/15/2010 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bella and Donahue are joined at the hip!
Shut the fuck up! You don't know shit!
Donahue is so far up Weis's ass it's disgusting!

Bella's a true blue cop! Always had our back! Bella for president.

9/15/2010 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The turn out was much less because of the confusion about whether to go to HQ or City Hall. We couldn't even agree on that. If people wanted to march at city hall they could have picked a different day and set something up. The FOP is actually trying to do something (I know poorly planned) and we mess it up.

9/15/2010 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous SANTOS said...

SANTOS said:


Pathetic showing!


Pathetic turnout!


Pathetic results!


Pathetic march/movement/FOP Leadership/CPD Leadership!


All you accomplished, is that you all just made it that much harder on the Beat Cop out in the ghetto!






Thanks.

9/15/2010 09:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark, please resign, you are useless. Take the other flop members with you. You people can't even organize a simple march right. Last week it was about manpower, this week it's about Weis resigning. You made us look foolish and weak. Please get your big head out of Daley's ass, then maybe Bella, Dougherty, Davis, Aguilar and Demaria can get theirs out of yours and lead. All of you guys are a disgrace. I cannot wait for that ballot in the mail.

9/15/2010 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a thought. If this blog is anonymous, could J-Fled and his minions blog on here everyday? HMMM!

9/15/2010 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are behind you all the way CPD. Just wish you had marched in front of City Hall.

9/15/2010 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've seen Fioretti at several police funerals since he was elected alderman, and standing in line like the rest of us, not expecting to be walked inside ahead of anyone. Don't know anymore about him, but that gives him some credit in my book.

9/15/2010 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry, didnt go. I didn't like how this somehow became a pissing match between our union and JFED all over the media on various issues. Left a bad taste in my mouth. I thought this was to be about manpower and should have been at City Hall. Then I would have been there. Both the union and JFED should be ashamed of themselves for their actions the last few days.



JFed is pissing on you and is telling you it's raining. The bad taste in your mouth is coming from holding and grabbing your ankles thanx to jfed. Enjoy your golden shower.

9/15/2010 09:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank You for marching!

9/15/2010 09:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a civilian, I have to say I love you guys, and have the utmost respect for you all - you are the FINEST HEROES!

But, do you honestly think that this parade will have any impact? Weis won't quit, and they won't hire anymore Police Officers. Sorry for so many that wasted their time down there.

9/15/2010 12:16:00 PM
yes. When this scumbag decides to get another job this will come up. Hopefuly it will be a thorn in his side. Karma is a bitch fed boy.

Free Cozzi

9/15/2010 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bye bye CAPS!!! About time that sham ended!

9/15/2010 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Kudos to Rev Meeks for speaking up. He is not as much of a dick as we all thought him to be.

I overheard him talking to someone how he supports us and I almost had a heart attack right there.

Go Rev

9/15/2010 04:02:00 PM


You imbecile.

9/15/2010 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well at least shields walked around the building once which is more than most people can say that they did today. Besides why would he stick around and associate himself with the flop's sinking ship. He throw out a lifeboat to the FOP with the letter he wrote trying to give them a hint about what most were saying about the march and the FLOP was still too stupid, too stubborn, and too full of themselves to save themselves.

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

Ive been reading the comments in the Trib and Times. Not very supportive of the police.



We're not running for anything

9/15/2010 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did march today but we needed to be at city hall. The public just doesn't get it and we didn't do a good job of explaining our message to the press. SCC, you always explain things perfectly.

9/15/2010 07:24:00 PM
why city hall? The message is clear no more jfed

9/15/2010 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This entire march was a ploy to give Greg Bella street credability. It was only about one thing-the election for fop. I feel bad that police officers showed up with genuine intentions.

9/15/2010 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JFed is smiling tonight and that's a shame. :(

9/15/2010 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Ro said...

Anonymous said...
600 at the march. Shields bailed after about two minutes, never picked up a sign. He wants everyone at the FOP meeting instead. He wont get anywhere near 600.

9/15/2010 03:37:00 PM

He will get that much if I help. just name the time and place.

9/15/2010 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is another example of how cops can't stick together on anything, this should have been simple, but I have heard that not many FOP unit reps pushed to get people to go so this now makes us look bad, gives the city more ammo to do what they want to us and with us, forget ever getting 2 man cars ever ever again, we are FUCKED as a mass group, we couldn't even pick our noses together, I'm so glad I don't have long to go.

9/15/2010 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to see CTA support even though political hack kid rodriquez daleys boy head of cta



What do you care your not union people- Republicans.

9/15/2010 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

Tell the FOP office to stay off the blog!

9/15/2010 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On April 2, 2009, we had thousands of protestors marching around City Hall. This morning, we had hundreds of protestors at police headquarters.




Because of the location we should have went to city hall. Bad location I wonder WHY?????? I went to city hall I will not go to that shit hole south side. This was done for a reason?????? Normal people at city hall Again the south side??????

9/15/2010 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ive been reading the comments in the Trib and Times. Not very supportive of the police.


You got that right the citizens hate us.

9/15/2010 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Yes Mark,

Let's do this at headquarters where I have to feed a meter or park blocks away if I didn't want to ride a bus... GREAT IDEA

9/15/2010 08:13:00 PM
fucking lazy. I guess you wanted a rascal cause your too tired to march

9/15/2010 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JFed is smiling tonight and that's a shame. :(

9/15/2010 10:33:00 PM
while he sits at home and caresses his pussy
cat;)

9/15/2010 11:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Mikey D...004 said...

sounds like 7:29pm has a boner for Shields and WSIDN. tough guy still signs 'anonymous', tho. kinda early to be lit-up, aint it? its quite obvious that youre as ignorant as the day is long just judging by your shitty grammar and juvenile taunts. Shields and Westside DoNothing make VERY valid points concerning whats going on with this job. Dont know WSIDN, but its obvious that he or she has been around the block a few times and has more smarts/education than alot of people who spout ignorant rants on here---yourself included 19/15/2010 7:29pm. some of the vocabulary in his/her post may be way over your head, but try to pay attn to the points being made in his/her posts, you mite learn a thing or two. dont know Shields personaly either, but hes got my vote if he runs...he proved himself with everything hes done for our pension issues so far.

9/15/2010 11:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 7 never fails us, they chose to interview a "35th st. resident" that stated "their boss just expects them to go out and do the job".
Who's sharper, the reporter or the resident?

9/15/2010 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya all better stick together and stop saying we accomplished nothing, the assholes win this way.
DO NOT GIVE THESE BASTARDS THIS WIN.

CITY HALL MARCH 10-6 ?

CHINS UP TILL THEN?

9/15/2010 11:33:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

The only effective venue for this (or any future) protest is City Hall for a multitude of reasons, many cited earlier. FOP officers stubbornly refused to provide any explanation as to why they chose CPD HQ four miles away.

God knows that several of us unsuccessfully tried to persuade Mark Donahue and Greg Bella that any venue other than City Hall was asinine from the git-go.

Some FOP members are even convinced that current FOP leadership committed an act of SABOTAGE and betrayed their membership. At this time, I can NOT disprove such ugly allegations as unfounded. This is further compounded by the fact that Donahue & Co. refuse to explain their choice of venue.

The next City Council meeting at City Hall is scheduled for Wednesday, October 6th.

I will have no further comment on this debacle until sometime after the general membership meeting of the FOP next Tuesday evening.

For personal reasons, I was not in attendance at either CPD HQ or City Hall this morning.

9/15/2010 11:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cozzi made a mistake and paid for it. Then was made to pay for it again. That is our beef. I get it. Every copper gets it. And the general, non-police public does not care at all. Why should they? They, like many of us, see a guilty man. Cozzi should be free because he paid for his transgression - but not because he is now somehow innocent of what started this in the first place. The general public does not care about the reason why he was tried twice...they only care that he admitted guilt...and that is what makes it a losing position to use as an advertisement of why FOP members are disgusted.

Let Cozzi be your internal motivation if you want it to be,
but we MUST stop using Cozzi as one of our public reasons for being disgusted with the status quo. We MUST focus on those points which matter to the community, and by extension, us as a whole. We ALL want more police service. We ALL want safer neighborhoods. We ALL want to have faith and trust in our leader. We ALL need these things and expect them as citizens of this City. The sooner we do this, the better off we will be.

9/16/2010 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can say the protest was a flop if you want but it SURE didn't look that way on the tv news....it looked like a department in turmoil...with the source of that turmoil being mr. black muscle shirt and sunglasses himself...J-fled

NEVER put that uniform on again you freaking imposter.

Leave. Now.

9/16/2010 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw Fioretti playing the room last night at the Memorial Foundation event along with other "mayoral hopefuls". The man we need and would give a fresh start to Chicago is David Hoffman, if only he would throw his hat into the ring.

9/16/2010 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did someone pull an event number for this? If not heads are going to roll!

9/16/2010 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He will get that much if I help. just name the time and place.


easy tuff guy... didnt know you were so popular..go back to your moms basement

9/16/2010 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fioretti is horrible. He has lied to untold constituencies across his ward. The man simply cannot keep his promises. Do not vote for him under any circumstances. Just ask the people that he has lied to.

9/16/2010 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

READ THE COMMENTS ON THE TRIBUNE BELOW THE ARTICLE. NO ONE TALKS ABOUT MANPOWER, ONLY THAT WE ARE CRY BABIES.
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/09/protest-planned-wednesday-as-weis-fop-friction-grows.html
THSI IS A HUGE LOSS FOR PUBLIC OPINION OF US.

9/15/2010 03:37:00 PM

Fuckem. We all know most hate us or have no use for us at best until they are victimized or want something. One more reason to just write reports and get paid.

9/16/2010 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgt. Northen...hope every thing is ok. You were missed along with the puppy!

9/16/2010 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The regular public does not understand our issue with Cozzi. They do not understand the nature of our job. They will never understand how the handling of this issue by Weiss makes the majority of officers hesitant/fearful of doing their jobs. They don't understand that as long as Weiss is superintendent, officers will do the bare minimum and not proactively police. I agree with earlier posts. During an event like the one today, we need to shut up about Cozzi. The public does not and will not understand this complex issue. When we scream about the injustice done to Cozzi, all the public hears is that we are in favor of police beatings. On this issue, Weiss will always win and we will always lose. Cozzi was in the wrong AND he got screwed. It was not necessary to make an example of this officer. Weiss was making an attempt to show a new sheriff was in town. He convinced officers that any complaint may turn into a federal case. Officers are not willing to risk their families welfare and their freedom for Weiss. The public will not understand this. We need to keep our mouths shut about Cozzi.

9/16/2010 02:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...
WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED?!?!?!??! I counted less than 150 people...including children!

I'll tell you what happened. FLOP got in the game WAY too late, "

Got in the game WAY too late

You must have left way too early!

I got there just after 9AM and thought, this does not look good.

I went around the corner on Michigan and saw a lot more news media trucks than I thought would be there and by 10AM there had to at least five hundred people there.

Not as much as would be there if we had hit City Hall; but impressive as a statement of how much J-Fled and company is hated.

9/16/2010 03:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Kudos to Rev Meeks for speaking up. He is not as much of a dick as we all thought him to be.

I overheard him talking to someone how he supports us and I almost had a heart attack right there.

Go Rev

==Are you serious??? I bet you believe the schmuck on the street when he tells you it wasn't his gun!

9/16/2010 03:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"To the FOP get a clue and start listening to the the patrolmen you work for instead of talking down to them all the time you pompous dbags.

9/15/2010 07:02:00 PM"



youngaster, understand, mommy and daddy won't come running to where you are, to kiss you boo boo and wipe away yours little tears anymore.

you're a grownup now, right?

instead of whining about why no one is coming to see you, how about you dragging your crybaby ass to the meeting and saying what you have to say there.

too busy, you say?

not your job, you say?

waiting to have your ass kissed, you say?


you sound like a certified link card holder.

9/16/2010 03:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I'm out. Not sure what we are marching for. Not ONE person from OUR union has addressed this...no way am I going to be a sacrificial lamb for the flop

9/15/2010 09:38:00 AM


Right. You wouldn't want to miss Oprah or Jerry Springer.

9/16/2010 05:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

"LOCATION!, LOCATION!, LOCATION!" ain't just about real estate sales.

October 6 at CITY HALL!

9/15/2010 02:03:00 PM


rh, Real Estate isn't selling much these days. Typical coppers, can't agree on anything. Won't get together for a show of support except for money.

I am about done, I leave it all up to the young officers to somehow carry on. But most of them don't know the history, and thus are condemned to repeat it.

Won't affect me, this is my last contract. Best of luck boys & girls.

Who among you are the leaders of the future? You can step up any time. Don't be shy.

9/16/2010 05:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

By the numbers it appears the march has been a total flop. We got great news coverage but yesterday when I asked I couldn't find one person on my watch that was going. Morale is beyond repair when nobody even cares to march to make a statement. Most veterans know nothing is going to change; nobody wanted to burn time for this, waste a day from their furlough, pay for a sitter or miss court ($). My point is morale is far lower then we think, today is proof. Yesterday the majority of the people I asked didn’t even know anything about it. Today was not of victory for Weis it was a “close the door turn off the lights” moment for the Chicago Police Department.

9/15/2010 03:42:00 PM


Total attendance from my Unit,
out of 275 sworn: -1-

But man can they complain.

None ever go to an FOP General meeting, none ever step up to run for office or to pitch in with anything, but they sure sound righteous in that locker room complaining. Loudly and bitterly, as if someone really did them wrong.

But show up, show support? No way.

I would have to agree with jody weis about the gold brick, that statement was absolutely dead nuts on target.

9/16/2010 05:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can say the protest was a flop if you want but it SURE didn't look that way on the tv news....it looked like a department in turmoil...with the source of that turmoil being mr. black muscle shirt and sunglasses himself...J-fled

NEVER put that uniform on again you freaking imposter.

Leave. Now.

9/16/2010 06:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"To the FOP get a clue and start listening to the the patrolmen you work for instead of talking down to them all the time you pompous dbags.

9/15/2010 07:02:00 PM"



youngaster, understand, mommy and daddy won't come running to where you are, to kiss you boo boo and wipe away yours little tears anymore.

you're a grownup now, right?

instead of whining about why no one is coming to see you, how about you dragging your crybaby ass to the meeting and saying what you have to say there.

too busy, you say?

not your job, you say?

waiting to have your ass kissed, you say?


you sound like a certified link card holder.

9/16/2010 03:31:00 AM

Not waiting to have my ass kissed. But I am waiting for the FOP to show us a little respect. Don't need to be talked down to constantly like they are better than us.

And I do drag my crybaby ass to the meetings and listen to the same bullshit every month. So what is you point? My post was based on fact, where your post was based on assumptions. Why dont you add something to the thread? I will see you at the meeting if you still have a problem.

9/16/2010 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous FURIOUS said...

A huge protest should be held at City Hall on Wednesday, October 6th. The demonstrators should be police, firefighters, school teachers, union laborers, other city workers and most importantly, outraged citizens.

The paramount objective should be alerting the public to the manpower crisis as it affects the safety of the citizens as well as responding police officers. A distant secondary goal is for the immediate removal of the despicable, demoralizing, clueless, lying coward J-Fled. A leader must command the respect of his troops. J-Fled's pathetic lack of leadership is irreparable. A festering wound must be cleaned before it can heal.

All other issues should be placed on the back burner. FOCUS!:

If anyone believes that we should march to another location afterwards, I'd suggest that we should consider moving on to nearby local media locations that have given our plight the worst coverage. WLS-TV Channel 7 on State St. and the Tribune Tower on Michigan Ave.

You may also recall that the NYPD had a controversial yet highly successful demonstration at City Hall years ago. Afterwards, some protestors shut down traffic on the nearby Brooklyn Bridge in their rage.

The Michigan Ave. Bridge???

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

9/16/2010 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what...about 65 coppers show up? unreal... even if the number is at 100 what a joke. I guess the membership isnt all that fed up with JPW afterall... 100 out of 9000+??? not good

9/16/2010 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fioretti is not our friend!

who is then asshole? Meeks

9/16/2010 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the poster who said "kudos to Rev Meeks... He's not the inbicile we thought he was"... Youre a TOTAL... MORON... The man is running for MAYOR... What do you expect him to do...?? He needs votes and needs to "look like he likes the police" run some of his past news confrences and let me know how much he likes you... Idiot!

9/16/2010 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harold Bone for Superintendent!!

9/16/2010 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Big Thank You To Everybody That Showed Up !

Stay safe out there boys n girls. I know it's extremely difficult giving the fact their we're nearly 3,000 police officers short out there but keep doing your best.

9/16/2010 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those of you telling us to shut up about Cozzi, screw you!

We know Bill wasn't right in what he did. What happened to Bill afterward can happen to any of us, so we should never shut up about Cozzi.

I have worked with Bill Cozzi. Don't you dare tell me to forget about one of my own who was railroaded to appease the ministers and the citizens. I will talk about Bill as long as Bill sits in that 4 X 4 cell that Jody put him.

All of you who want to forget about him are cowards. Your true character surfaces when you take the road that's not always popular. How sad that you would want to shut up about a person because it doesn't look good.

God forbid this department shits on you guys someday and all your friends forget about you because it doesn't look good to the public.

9/16/2010 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fioretti is horrible. He has lied to untold constituencies across his ward. The man simply cannot keep his promises. Do not vote for him under any circumstances. Just ask the people that he has lied to.

Thats funny...I live in his ward. What has he lied about? He has taken care of some issues in the neigborhood where I live. At least you see the guy unlike our last aldercreature. Whether you like him or not he has stood up to the Mayor in councel meetings and he now wants Jodi out just like the rest of us.

9/16/2010 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Kudos to Rev Meeks for speaking up. He is not as much of a dick as we all thought him to be...

...Go Rev

9/15/2010 04:02:00 PM
Sarcasm or silliness?

9/16/2010 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Ro said...

Anonymous said...
600 at the march. Shields bailed after about two minutes, never picked up a sign. He wants everyone at the FOP meeting instead. He wont get anywhere near 600.

9/15/2010 03:37:00 PM

Such bullshit! I know first hand Shields was there and did not bail. Call me if you have doubt..815-751-7030

9/16/2010 07:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand that Cozzi is in your thoughts, but this is a PR battle and Cozzi is a losing argument. Stop bringing him up, holding a sign will not get him out of prison. It's done, it's over!

If you want to support him, fine, I'm with you. Write him, attend benefits. Nothing can be accomplished now, think with your head and not with your heart

9/16/2010 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Kudos to Rev Meeks for speaking up. He is not as much of a dick as we all thought him to be...



Bullshit!! Just asked the Sgt that Cline threw under the bus when Meeks cried Racism.

9/17/2010 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The real thing about Bill Cozzi is there but for the Grace of God goes any one of us.

Almost everyone there wore a miniature yellow police tape ribbon that said, "POLICE LINE DO NOT CROSS FREE BILL COZZI..." Jody did cross the line with this and we are all in danger from this fool.

What was really sexy were the few red ribbons miniature crime scene ribbons which said, "DANGER NEVER TRUST A FED..."

9/17/2010 03:26:00 PM  

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