Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sun Times in the Tank

*** WARNING***

Long post. We're going to take the Sun Times to the woodshed.

No wonder the dead-tree media is dying. Get a load of this "editorial reply" to yesterday's whinny screed by J-Fled. Try not to vomit:
  • It is easily the most dangerous and frustrating job in Chicago. The hours you work are miserable. The respect you deserve is not always forthcoming.

    Your pay could be better. And God help you if you should have a bad day, lose your cool and get a little too rough. People who have no idea what you go through and put up with every day will be the first to call for your head.

    It is the most dangerous and frustrating job in Chicago -- cop.

So far so good. Now it heads downhill:
  • But here is the other side of the coin: If you can't handle the pressure, you shouldn't be a cop. If you torture suspects in a police station basement, you shouldn't be a cop. If you beat up a woman bartender, you shouldn't be a cop. If you pummel a man handcuffed in a wheelchair, you shouldn't be a cop.

    Because all you do is sow distrust in Chicago's neighborhoods for all police officers, the vast majority of whom would never in their wildest dreams beat up a woman bartender or slug a man handcuffed in a wheelchair. What you're doing is hurting your fellow officers, sullying the reputation of an entire department.

Um, none of those people are cops anymore. Each of those cases cited went through the process and were summarily adjudicated. Maybe not in the rapid-fire manner so often preferred by media types, but the wheels of justice ground slowly to an outcome, none of which made all parties happy, but the cases ended.
  • It was with that in mind that Mayor Daley hired Police Supt. Jody Weis three years ago to clean up the department's image.
Oh, so now J-Fled was hired for an "image" problem? That's the first we've ever heard about that. Nice to see the Sun Times is moving the goalposts again for Shortshanks to protect his legacy of hiring this ass.
  • It was an image that sorely needed restoration. Chicago was going through a mini-spree of police brutality cases. The much-maligned Office of Professional Standards was seen as turning a blind eye to rogue cops. Seven members of the elite police Special Operations Section were charged with a litany of crimes, including a conspiracy to kill a fellow cop. And it seemed like everyone in the nation had watched the video of off-duty officer Anthony Abbate attacking bartender Karolina Obrycka.
"Mini-spree?" What? When? Who? Can someone cite these cases? SOS? Seven cops in a unit of 350? On a force of 10,000? And can anyone tell us what's going on with that "conspiracy" case? You have to love how the Sun Times cites an allegation that's about to be dropped shortly as entrapment to bolster their editorial. And the reason "everyone in the nation watched the video" is because every media outlet played it over and over and over. Honest to god, we'd see ABC News running a story about Chicago cops rescuing a dog on the lake ice, and the next shot would be, "You may remember the Chicago Police Department is under a cloud after a drunk asshole beat a bartender." It was a running joke at that point.
  • But three years later, all is not well inside the Chicago Police Department. Weis, in a long letter that appeared in Monday's Sun-Times, criticized the police union for trying to continue "business as usual." And an anti-Weis march by potentially thousands of rank-and-file officers is scheduled for Wednesday outside police headquarters.

    Weis, a career FBI agent and the first outsider in nearly 50 years to serve as Chicago Police superintendent, clearly has made mistakes. Promptly replacing 21 of 25 district commanders left many officers on the street wondering if the top brass understood the challenges they face. His decision to wear a uniform even though he never was a street cop offended those who were. And merit promotions for two officers who worked as drivers for Weis angered cops who work the streets who had been passed over.

No one wanted business as usual. J-Fled refused to work with the union. He instituted changes in direct violation of signed contractual agreements and then had to backpedal constantly. His missteps were numerous and the advice he received was from people who had never operated under a contract in their careers, i.e., clout babies. The immediate replacement and shuffling of district commanders, along with the other brass, was a power move by Daley to break up the old guard. J-Fled had ZERO knowledge of the CPD, yet he's making 30 and 40 moves of exempt personnel based on what exactly? Oh yeah, phone calls. And when he wouldn't return Daley's phone calls, Shortshanks replaced J-Fled's Chief of Staff with well-known political insider Michael Masters Masters Masters, who's primary duty was to pick up the phone and tell Jody it was the mayor on the line and he better get his ass over to answer it.

The "business as usual" was all from the fifth floor of Headquarters, not the union. The superintendent's driver making "merit" sergeant was just the icing on the cake. Cline did it. Hilliard did it. J-Fled was signaling loud and clear that nothing had changed.
  • Most controversial was Weis' decision early in his tenure to call in federal authorities to probe the case of Officer William Cozzi, who had been caught on video beating a man shackled to a wheelchair. Cozzi already had been suspended for two years without pay.

    Looking at that incident now, it's a legitimate question whether Weis reacted too quickly, coming down too hard on a veteran officer with an otherwise commendable record who already had been punished. And without a doubt Weis had a political tin ear for department politics, clearly never anticipating how deeply unpopular -- even loathed -- that one decision would make him among the rank and file.

Word is that Daley himself, after hearing about J-Fled's recommending the Cozzi case to Fitzgerald, asked aloud, "What the hell did he do that for?" J-Fled is backtracking this so severly he's leaving skidmarks on the pavement and in his shorts. We recall very clearly, though we can't currently locate the article, that J-Fled called this the "worst case of police brutality" he had ever seen in his career. As anyone with half a brain can attest, J-Fled must not get out much.
  • But a thoughtful, respectful discussion of Weis' failings was never ventured. Rather, Weis has been subjected to the cheap-shot warfare of 24-hour anonymous bloggers.
Respect is a two way street. J-Fled held five town hall meetings and then never again. His Deputy Superintendent Bartender Bea took down names and had at least one officer dumped from his assignment after the first meeting - that kind of chilled the subsequent meetings. He visited maybe ten roll calls that we ever heard about. Pointing out bad decisions and poor moves isn't "cheap-shot warfare." That's legitimate criticism of a bad leader. J-Fled's whining about "it's everyone elses fault" speaks to a poor leader with no ability toward introspection - witness the Morale Survey that STILL hasn't seen the light of day. Ask the Lieutenant who got dumped from her spot after insisting the results should be released about that one.

And even if you add up all the hours blogged from here, Shaved and Crimefile, it doesn't add up to 24 hours a day. We do find it interesting that the Sun Times editorial was published without a name attached to it though - anonymously you might say.
  • For their part, the police union and rank and file officers need to show they don't want "business as usual" and are determined to gain the respect of citizens still terrified by the years of police torture under recently convicted former Police Cmdr. Jon Burge.

Ummm, yeah. Because everyone we run into is oh, so terrified of Jon Burge. You can't find 1 person in 10 who even knows or cares about Burge. You people are morons.
  • Now that Mayor Daley is not running for re-election, it seems unlikely Weis will remain when his contract is up early next year. The next superintendent needs to stand up for officers when they're in a pinch, but must like Weis have zero tolerance for cops who cross the line.

    God help him (or her) if he runs into the same ugly buzz saw that's taking Weis down.

Thank god he's gone shortly. He's been a disaster. And the reason superintendents haven't stood up for cops in a pinch is directly traceable to Shortshanks. You think Phil Cline went hat-in-hand to Meeks because Meeks was racially profiled? Meeks was wrong, but Daley needed Meeks' votes, so Phil was sent south to embrace a race baiter. It's about votes for The Machine.

And it's funny how J-Fled's tolerance seems to be endless when it's politically connected gold stars with their assorted body parts in the wringer. Ernie, Tony, Ruth, Bea, Penny, Frank, Mike, the list is extensive.

The buzz saw taking J-Fled down is of his own making. A litany of bad decisions; a complete inability to self-evaluate and adapt to the situation; the arrogance typical of an FBI product too wrapped up in his own importance; a history of attacking the messenger (FBI whistleblower Wright; Lt. Andrews); and of course, running from the sound of gunfire.

It sure seems that the Sun Times is fully on board with the "re-hab J-Fled's image" as much as they were with the "destroy the CPD" kick they were before. Who are they taking their marching orders from?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liberal rag. Aw is me Jfled the victim. I would not wipe my ass with the Chicago rags let alone pick up dog shit with it. They don't rate.

Mrs Annie Moss

9/15/2010 03:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

any way you slice it what happened to officer william cozzi was a travesty of justice and any sensible human being can see that he was railroaded by j-fled--- the way j-fled handled the cozzi incident is one of the many fuck ups he has been linked to since becoming the superintendent of the chicago police department--- working coppers are laying down because of this idiots treatment of cozzi---

9/15/2010 03:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn’t wipe my ass with the Sun Times and their Joseph Goebbels brand of yellow journalism.

9/15/2010 03:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Who are they taking their marching orders from?"

(cue - drum roll)

an' da winna iiiiiisss:

(cue - ta daaaaaaaaaaaa)


9/15/2010 03:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't go away mad; just go away.

9/15/2010 05:35:00 AM  
Blogger Phil Schitz here said...

This has to be one of your best posts! GREAT WORK!

9/15/2010 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ending business as usual huh:

no investigation of the bartender after large quantities of dope/guns were in her condo rented by her daughter

promoting alderman Carothers' brother (also under investigation by the FBI)

promoting a patrolman with 4 years on the job to a director position

dumping downtown and promoting him back again even after he was caught lying to a police dept in Arizona and has numerous sexual harassment beefs against him

not dumping a commander who is caught on tape threating to make a former boyfriend's life as a patrolman a living hell-- can anyone say hostile work environment?

transfering an ADS from the academy who refused to just "give" mastersmastersmasters the state certification without any training.

Wonder twins using Department equipment and carried code 049 to run their tactical group

Does anyone want Elton John tickets??

I could do this all day, but I gotta run to the march

9/15/2010 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just one point of correction in an otherwise good post. An unsigned editorial is not anonymous. It is assumed to be signed by the complete editorial board of the paper.

9/15/2010 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Ro said...

The current FOP leadership are the ones who let us down. Look at your contract girls and boys. Donahue used words like FAITH AND TRUST and we need new leadership. It should start with the bargaing agent who is suppose to represent us and our best interest. Not his own agenda, as always!

HB 6901 Carry and Conceal for Disabled ILLINOIS Police Officers, including Chicago has been introduced into legislation. To date, FOP Lodge 7 is not supporting carry and conceal for their injured and disabled officers. Ask them why? They will reiterate the same bullshit lines like robots at a trade show. Our saftey is just as important as theirs.

I hope the news media sees how Donahue is spinning his wheels and trying to place blame on his short comings as FOP president. People working in glass house, Mark, should'nt be throwing stones.

This protest is a waste of time. I give credit to Mike Shields for wanting to change the day and venue. I give Donahue zero credit.

9/15/2010 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous IT'S COMMON SENSE, REALLY said...

The Scum-Times has always been known to be the Mayor Daley blog. Perhaps they should rename themselves "Second City Mayor"?

No surprise to see them publish this sort of drivel. It's what they do... talk about things they have no knowledge of and act as if they are the end-all authority.

Funny how they AND the Tribune have no problem publishing anonymous cop bashers who leave all sorts of nasty, anonymous, anti-police vitriol all over their comments sections of every police story they write!

I suppose when all is said and done, we just have to realize that the Times has become, oh, I don't know, INSIGNIFICANT, and it will be stories and editorials like these that their writers and editors can look back at from the unemployment lines and say, gee, that was a load of shit... maybe we shouldn't have written that?

There's a reason why daily newspapers across the country are folding on a constant basis and that reason is because their words are no longer the voice of the people or the final authority on what is happening in the world.

When blogs like SCC allow the truth to be published in real time while newspapers come out once a day, there can be no meaningful discussions on what is the truth or what are lies. Suffice to say that the Scum-Times has chosen, over the years, to print the lies that are fed to them by the Daley Crime Family, and they WILL BE JUDGED.

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

4 comments so far, 3 out of 4 daley hacks pimping for the weasel.

we can be certain there are more being held back in the que, to be sorted into the ones supportive, which won't be posted, and the ones touting the weasel's line of bulldookey.

the trib and times, 2 formally trustworthy news organizations, now merely butt whores for the rascals.

thank God for the internet.

9/15/2010 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worst case of police brutality. You have got to be kidding . I dont know what to say anymore. Fuck it I'm done.

9/15/2010 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If you torture suspects in a police station basement, you shouldn't be a cop. If you beat up a woman bartender, you shouldn't be a cop. If you pummel a man handcuffed in a wheelchair, you shouldn't be a cop."

The author forgot the most important...If your a FED and a coward,you shouldn't be a cop.

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

didnt you know! out of control police department takes focus off corruption and violence. suntimes= silly liberal koolaiders with the blinders on. still defending all the bad decisions made by barry and shorty.

9/15/2010 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous An Old Sergeant said...

In other words,if you don't like it quit? Did the ST actually print that? Must have. I saw it with my own eyes.

Any one of us could do the job of any reporter or editor writer--but NOT ONE of them would last 8 hours on the street

9/15/2010 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous The Real 4th Estate said...

There isn't a Police Officer on this Department that wants "business as usual". That's because business as usual is 'politics as usual'.

That means the storefront reverends get a look see at the promotional list and a pick or two. Merit promotions on steroids and the most politically tainted merit picks of all time.

That means Officers have to second guess making a stop because they might cry 'racism' and the politicians aren't going to like that.

That means the Mayor's, or the alderman's or the right ethnic guy gets the spot on the good Unit.

I could go on for pages. The rank and file had high hopes that all these things would end when they put a Fed in charge. We were wrong. It got worse, much worse. You want to know why we are angry? Why we hate this guy? That's why.

9/15/2010 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why won't the Sun Times comment about the tactics of Flint Taylor and Jon Loevy. They make them appear to be saints but in reality they are trial lawyers who are out to make a buck and it is apparent that their tactics should be reviewed by the agency that is supposed to discipline lawyers but that agency constantly fails to perform it's duty.

The Sun Times should investigate the so called victims of Jon Burge and identify the real offenders of these homicides and demand their prosecutions. I doubt that they can identify anyone because Burge found the true perpatrators of these offenses and these individuals now desire to be released from prison, were they belong, and on top of it millions from the City.

Jon Burge departed Chicago 20 years ago and it is time that the media and the trial lawyers find another boogey man!

9/15/2010 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Check this one out. You are credited for starting the “J-Fled” name in this article.

9/15/2010 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark Donahue was interviewed on "Big John and Amy" this morning. You can listen to the interview on the WIND-AM 560 podcast for the 7:30 AM audio.

He said that J-Fled is NOT a coward. What do you call the "leader" (or any officer) who runs the other way when police are going into harm's way (gunfire) only 45 seconds away? It's still an unsolved murder.

As expected, Donahue gave no explanation on the FOP's HQ over City Hall debacle.

9/15/2010 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bra-fuckin-vo, SCC.

Right on brother, right on.

9/15/2010 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great post SCC, you must have a masters,masters,masters!

9/15/2010 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This coming from the company that is bankrupt? Terrified of Jon burge? Last I checked burge hasn't been here in 20years.But I do know is that in the years since burge has been gone Chicago has had about 10,000 murders (give or take) and another 20,000 attempted murders, possibly more. So it doesn't sound like anyone is too scared. I'd get mad but then consider the source....

9/15/2010 08:23:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

Whomever is claiming this wasn't written by the Sun Times editor, you are the one mistaken, not us. Go find a hard copy of the paper and see how it's published. Citizen letters are published elsewhere.

9/15/2010 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Scum-Times is the official richard m. daley/SHORTSHANKS propaganda machine. I gave up my 30 + year subscription several years ago. Supermarket Tabloids contain more truth than is currently available in Shitcago. The rag should have been called "the daley news as daley wants it reported"

The Times isn't fit to be used as cat litter !

The Editor & reporters are daley suckholes/puppets !!!!

FUCK DALEY !!!!!!! FUCK J-FLED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FREE COZZI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9/15/2010 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

In Jody Weis' name, I just applied for personalized license plates for his car via the web. Shipped directly to HQ.

Yep, you guessed it: GOTA RUN

Pending approval, please allow 8 - 10 weeks for delivery.

9/15/2010 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


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

What happened to Cozzi was just plain wrong. The federal prosecution was not done to obtain justice.

Like the Rodney King debacle when the outcome wasn't what was wanted the Fed card was used. Only unlike the cops involved with King, Cozzi was convicted of a crime, paid the price set by the court, showed remorse for his actions and never tried to divert responsibility from himself. And like anyone else, he had a right to ask for his job. The police board could have said no, but they didn't. Who appointed the police board? Daley!

That the police board chose not to fire him was no fault of Cozzi; he was thrown to the wolves only to keep him from being re-instated to the job, not to obtain justice.

Mr. Weis, you don't deserve to head a dog pound, let alone a police department. Good riddance.

9/15/2010 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back At Ya Editorial by Chicago Citizen:

A failing newspaper.

A Sun Times editor who wants byline up in lights. What better method than to take most obvious tack?

Create stir over at SCC/wait for reverse publicity to hurl said paper into SCC spotlight.

Yawn. A Chicago media "been there- done that" ploy.

You aren't thinking truth at Sun Times. You are thinking ratings. You are thinking charade. You are thinking Chicago citizens will swallow your latest mix of media Kool-Aid.

That is why you just produced this drek defense of J-FEEB. That is why you just spotlighted the teeny tiniest percentage of CPD cops who are all paying for their mistakes. "Let's stir up the pot, shall we", your coy media plot.

That is why you are now "thin-veil" attacking best source of real news Windy City has ever had- Second City Cop Blog. Your veil just disintregrated, Sun Times.

We faithful SCC readers know Mad cow disease took control over Chicago media quite some time ago.

SCC came along and what?

A big uh oh for Chicago media. Less people reading Sun Times Saliva Dripping Propoganda. And, hmmm, more people reading SCC truth in reporting.

Result? Citizen eyes have opened to fact that Daley never should have selected Weis. Daley lost his popularity for numerous reasons, including corrupt politics, but mostly crime exploding out of control under Weis, spotlighted by SCC, opened our eyes.

And when Weis immediately spun Chicago crime statistics to favor his accommplishment-oriented style resume in prep for end of his 3-yr. bogus stint, our public kinda noticed he was a liar.

Media dropped ball on Weis's lack of leadership over CPD, Weis's self-serving lies, on how disrespected he is by Chicago's finest rank and file, on Weis's complete lack of control over gangs/crime here in Chicago.

But SCC never did.

I'd bet there was lot of media eye twitching dreaming up this latest pro-Weis hair-brained scheme.

Trouble with your latest Sun Times editorial logic?

You failed to mention how many CPD Officers have been assaulted/injured w. gangbanger cars, guns, knives, broken beer bottles, teeth, etc. under Weis.

You failed to mention how gangs took over lakefront/Michigan Ave. since Weis came on, that informed citizens are afraid to go to Navy Pier/North Avenue Beach/Taste/Mag Mile under Weis.

You failed to mention tourists (a husband a wife and their baby) got a hole shot in their luxury Hotel room on Mag Mile while Weis was here.

You failed to mention 9 innocent people ambushed at bus stop under Weis.

You failed to mention ghetto is war zone w. bangers/drug dealers threatening/jeering in CPD faces while they continue murder sprees picking on anybody/everybody from off-duty cops to smallest victims- babies jumping rope in park- all under Weis.

You, Sun Times, failed to mention our streets are a blood bath of bangers murdering bangers, God help innocent collateral victims of banger drive-bys, thanks to J-Banger Weis.

You failed to mention out of control WILDINGS that resulted recently in "altar boys" pounding the shit out of/biting young white women attending a Bachelorette Party on a trolley- again, where were you, Sun Times? Where were you, Weis? Hiding under Trolley??

Most importantly, you callously failed to mention in this particular editorial how many CPD Officers have lost their lives or the function of their limbs forever- under Weis.

Weis is lowest form of human. The kind that takes payola for doing nothing. The smoke/mirrors kind we Chicago citizens know all too well/can spot a mile away.

There is nothing you Sun Times or you Jodi Wies can do to untarnish your image in Chicago in time for next caper in next town.

Don't call Chicago citizens for job reference, J-Get-Out-Of-Town.

Your days of finding another Daley-type Pot of Gold are numbered.

9/15/2010 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's wait and see who gets dumped/moved after their attendance at the march.

9/15/2010 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

The EXCUSE for a man that left Joe Airhart bleeding to death is the pinnacle of sorry examples of who... shouldn't be wearing a copper's uniform.

The sack of shit who hightailed it out of Dodge mere seconds after on-viewing gunfire that resulted in a still-unsolved murder... shouldn't be wearing a copper's uniform.

The puppet, under the guise of "rooting out corruption in an out-of-control" department...who subsequently allowed the REAL corruption to continue unabated via the entrenched-for-decades Daley regime... shouldn't be wearing a copper's uniform.

The soulless prick who, on his own volition, made sure a good man and officer was robbed of his freedom, sanity and a lifetime of financial security by sending him to Federal prison for nearly a decade after he already had done his penance for a minor lapse in judgement...shouldn't be wearing a copper's uniform.

A bought-and-paid-for, $310K a year "Yes Man" that could've possibly stifled (even temporarily) the status quo of endemic clout, nepotism and cronyism in the CPD had he a backbone or intestinal fortitude, BUT DIDN'T...shouldn't be wearing a copper's uniform.

An individual, who's supposed to be "in charge" of what was once the finest police department in the world, yet won't make eye contact or exchange "hellos" or a "how are you, officer?" with subordinates when visiting a district...shouldn't be wearing a copper's uniform.

Mr. Weis: Knowing that your ego is too big to allow yourself the decency to admit failure and attempt a graceful exit, it is with great anticipation that the rank and file, as well as many in the command structure, awaits your March 2011 departure.

God willing, the current momentum gaining traction against the Machine will continue well past the mayor's "tapping out", your exit under delusional visions of grandeur and "reform", and the soon-to-be ouster of our useless bought-and-paid-for political hacks at the FOP.

It may take some time, but the proud CPD WILL rise from the ashes of the conflagration ignited by Richard M. Daley and knowingly fanned and accelerated by Jody P. Weis.

9/15/2010 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good post SCC. In summary, Cozzi is serving Abbatte's time and the media ordered an infinite supply of paint to paint us with the same brush as Abbatte. In rank order the three greatest enemies to the CPD, the media, Jody and da mare. The mayor is retiring and Jody will be out of a job and most likely unemployable by any other major city police dept. Will the media get their come uppance? Don't give them interviews and don't buy their rags and we'll see what happens.

9/15/2010 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is correct the image of us has changed. The gangbanger thugs of this city now look at us like we are pussy cats. You can blame the change on a lot of things (in-car camera, ipra, lawsuits…….) J-Fled. I can care less what the law abiding citizen thinks of me because he will not hurt me. But the savage gangbanger who challenges me on a more routine basis is a very serious threat. Thanks boss for a job well done.

9/15/2010 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical Chicago media controlled by Daley. Every comment I make on Breaking News does not get published. They only publish what makes Weis look good and us look bad.

9/15/2010 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Editors, Sun Times
Flint Taylor
Jon Loevy


If Aaron Patterson, Madison Hobley, Leroy Orange, Anthony Holmes, Andrew Wilson, etc. are innocent of the crimes that they were convicted of could you please identify the true murderers of these innocent victims. The black community of Chicago should not have killers walking the streets so they can kill again.

If you have any knowledge of the true perpatrators it is your responsibility to bring this information forward immediately.

I doubt that you can respond because the true killers are those named and also are recepiants of money from the taxpayers of Chicago even though they are guilty of heinious crimes!

9/15/2010 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice post. The times isn't a small step above streetwise. I can't believe coppers even buy it.

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

Lets not forget, 25% too much upper managment, and no one on the street to respond to calls.

9/15/2010 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was reading a copy of the sun times yesterday on the L when i became a victim of a theft. go figure?

9/15/2010 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As you may know, most of the public does not appreciate and could care less about the working police officers. I cannot recall any investigative articles, ever, about the clout ridden promotion and assignment system that is rife with cronyism and nepotism. Not one! It always has been with us, but Daley fine tuned it and in my estimation, this is what really destroyed the police department and its morale. People really do not know that criminals are relased without charges because they have clout, police officers do and do not face disciplinary action because of clout and influence, the best and most qualified are not given requested assignments because they do not have the right connections and many people bounce from one insider assignment to another for their entire careers because they know the righ tpeople. How do you suppose a member of organized crime was assigned to the evidence room? Let the media really investigate the department and expose what Weiss did and who he appointed? Don't bet on it.

9/15/2010 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago media has been in the tank for Daley since the old man was elected.

9/15/2010 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which CPD "boss" wrote this crap?

9/15/2010 11:46:00 AM  
Blogger Michael Fielding said...

Good post. The Sun-Times is a biased, has-been of a news publication. It's competing with bloggers like you and me as well as regular citizens who finally have a voice.

As a former newspaper reporter, I saw it coming and got out at just the right time. Please don't shoot me, too. :)

9/15/2010 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said brother.

9/15/2010 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

". . . That the police board chose not to fire him was no fault of Cozzi; he was thrown to the wolves only to keep him from being re-instated to the job, not to obtain justice.

Mr. Weis, you don't deserve to head a dog pound, let alone a police department. Good riddance."
It's more sinister than that. J-Fled saw this case as an chance to show 'shanks how "tough" he was against the "too tough" police. He viewed Cozzi as a legacy-making opportunity. As it turns out, he was right, but not in the way he intended.

9/15/2010 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just how much of the administrations goo did the scumtimes editorial board swallow. You cheap shot masters of spin and distortion, and manipulation. I am enjoying your paper slowly revolve around the drain of evolutionary dead end concepts. In other words, FUCK YOU.

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

I only read that rag when it's handed to me free. Fuck the Chicago papers and, with precious few exceptions, their reporters.

Kass and crew are the exception rather than the rule in this town. The rest are a pack of left wing spineless losers typical of the pussified men this country now produces.

9/15/2010 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever. Fuck them.

I live on the Southeast Side on 134 block of S Mackinaw. Last night, my neighbors across the street (probably Section 8) were having one of their typical low brow 'don' do me like dat' ghetto dramas.

Lone police officer shows up at 2:00, don't know if someone called or if he was just driving by.

This guy was a straight up fucking pro. He never raised his voice one single time. He played referee between these two idiots, patiently listened to their bullshit (which I couldn't have done), was VERY firm when idiot boyfriend started to get testy...

After getting kicked out of the house, boyfriend then says he's just going to go 'walk around the neighborhood' at 2:00 AM. Nope, not on this guys beat. Cop tells boyfriend he isn't going to have someone prowling his streets at 2:00 AM and he needs to find someplace to go or else he'd find a place for him to go, in jail.

All I could think of when listening to this was how there was no way I could possibly do that job without losing my cool and how much of a total pro this guy was. You could tell he was no rookie. No, it wasn't a gunfight or some huge drama situation, it was probably the sort of thing that police deal with too many times a day- the sort of thing that doesn't get any accolades, no medals, no writes up in the paper, yet because of their professionalism and skill, my neighborhood retains another night of peace.

So, fuck these assholes at the newspaper or on the television who focus on isolated failings to paint everyone. This is why the old media business is dying. They operate with a Jerry Springer mentality that is less about delivering facts and more about salacious drama-mongering. This is why people now choose their news from the internet, rather than receive bullshit from old media.

Anyway, thanks to this cop, thanks to cops in general and fuck the television and newspapers. If you haven't checked their stock prices or readership lately, it's clear that no one cares about them.

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

OT, but more was done for station security when a 14 year old impersonated us for five hours, than when one of us got killed in our own parking lot. still lackluster security at all our stations.

btw, the 14 yo is out of jail. can't wait to hear about his next escapade.

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

To All CPD Field Units And Anyone Else This Could Apply To...

We have arrived at a point that we must respond to this type of media back-stabbing by no longer under ANY circumstances give an interview, statement or any kind of info to the media that we KNOW are not in our corner.

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

I must agree that neither the scumbag lawyers, the media or even George Ryan indicated if Aaron Patterson and Madison Hobley did not commit the murders that they were found guilty of then who the hell did!

It is time someone identified the true killers.

9/15/2010 05:18:00 PM  
Anonymous "Yellow Journalism" said...

All Four Members:

(1) Thomas McNAMEE (ask John Northen about this obnoxious asshole)
(2) Mary MITCHELL (one and the same)
(4) Thomas FRISBIE


9/15/2010 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone ever notice how many Scum Crimes delivery truck drivers commit Moving and parking violations all those fines can't be good for business

9/15/2010 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I'm sitting here reading SCC I get a knock at the door. Guy asks me to sign a petition for Alderman Zalewski. Before he can finish the sentence I replied "Hell no, Fuck him" The guy is is stunned at my reply and asks why. I said since he likes to screw taxpaying citizens and city workers by sending his ticket writers to find any violation dreamed of, and until he starts supporting city workers, coppers and firemen he will not receive my support.

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

I cancelled my subscription to the Sun-Times after growing tired of them bashing Bush II. I subscribed or bought the Times for over twenty years.

The liberal slant became too much, I would become aggravated reading their paper.

Maybe they should print it in Spanish now because their views are left of center, and the shitheads on south and west sides don't read anyway.

9/11/2010 01:23:00 AM

9/15/2010 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I keep hoping that the paper will fold, but I save pages of the columnist who talk shit and save them for when I go to deer camp. Then when nature calls, it gives me pleasure when I wipe my ass with the pages of the Sun Times (Particularly Mary Mitchell and Jesse Jackson columns). When it comes to ass wipe, those two pages seem to preform the best. :-)

9/15/2010 07:53:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

Quite frankly, Chicago Police (as well as NY Mos) have a very high tolerance level to bullshit then any other department around in other states.

I think they actually put up with far too much crap. Furthermore, I would never last as a Chicago cop. Because you are not allowed to be a peace officer in this city and are treated more like a security guard, this city is FAR behind the times then other departments anywhere. Your equipment and training suck. Some of your beat cars need to be junked. It's become such a vicious cycle from CPD leaders down to beat cops where some don't care, and just try to get through their shift... others do care. The morale is so stiffling that some dread going to work and can't wait to leave.

9/15/2010 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I couldn't have said it better myself. I was fuming when I saw the editorial.

---not a cop

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

"Word is that Daley himself, after hearing about J-Fled's recommending the Cozzi case to Fitzgerald, asked aloud, "What the hell did he do that for?""

the actual quote was, "Wat da hell did he do dat faw?"

9/15/2010 08:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"24 hour anonymous bloggers" the papers and their masters are really pissed that other sides of issues besides theirs are getting play. All the tyrants and despots wish the internet would just go away.

9/15/2010 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I really gotta hand it to you, this was so well written. You hit the nail on the head.

9/15/2010 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Cheap Shots said...

Of course SCC and other people post anonymously.

Has the Sun Times ever heard of Tom Paine and "Common Sense" from the Revolutionary period? That was "anonymous" too. I guess Tom should have used his own name and let the Brits hang him.

Cheap shot warfare? Sometimes. Then again the Brits considered the American Revolutionaries cheap shot warriors too.

Look what happened to Lt Andrews when he posted something under his own name. Eeejits!

Now I don't agree with every position SCC has taken. I do agree that he needs to remain anonymous. As for taking cheap shots at Weis. So what. The man is a cheap shot magnet.

Considering what he tried to do to Agent Wright, Weis should be thankful the cheap shots are the worst he receives. The railroading of Wright is borderline treason. In a different time he might have been tarred and feathered or worse.

There is a reason the First Amendment is the FIRST Amendment.

Given the political realities of the Chicago Police Department anonymous commentary is necessary. Otherwise critics would spend most of their time in department hearings and generally being treated like a 2 cigarette whore at a prison picnic.

Time to bring in an outsider to run the department. An outsider who isn't a suckhole and has relevant big city police experience.

9/16/2010 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am never reading the Sun-Times again.

9/16/2010 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good, I hope it goes Belly-up as soon as possible. Useless Communist Rag. Wouldn't use it for a bird-cage liner.

9/16/2010 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adios Mary Mitchell, hope you never find work doing anything other than shoveling shit or cleaning bedpans, even those jobs you still arent qualified for.

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

What 9/15/2010 03:00:00 PM
said. Great post.

Buck Naked
(not a cop)

9/16/2010 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All Four Members:

(1) Thomas McNAMEE (ask John Northen about this obnoxious asshole)
(2) Mary MITCHELL (one and the same)
(4) Thomas FRISBIE

It may interest the readership here that Mary Mitchell was the first columnist from either paper to call for Weis to resign many months ago because he was in ineffective leader. Neil Steinberg also echoed the same sentiment in one of his columns; I know neither writer is popular with cops, but it's the truth.

9/16/2010 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you pummel a man handcuffed in a wheelchair, you shouldn't be a cop.

If you beat a group of innocent women on a bus, you shouldn't be called a human being. You're a bunch of fuckin' scumbag animal.

9/17/2010 02:28:00 AM  
Anonymous UpYours said...

If Aaron Patterson, Madison Hobley, Leroy Orange, Anthony Holmes, Andrew Wilson, etc. are innocent of the crimes that they were convicted of could you please identify the true murderers of these innocent victims. The black community of Chicago should not have killers walking the streets so they can kill again.
Hobley is guilty, this murdering motherfucker iced his kid and like six other people back in 87. The feds were afraid to reopen the case due to the political backlash, but they fucked Cozzi in a new york minute.
You slap around a shit talking drunk, you get eight years fed time but kill seven people including a little boy, you get seven million dollars from the city.

9/18/2010 04:22:00 AM  
Anonymous noone90210 said...

Aaron Patterson, Madison Hobley, Leroy Orange, Anthony Holmes, Andrew Wilson, etc. are thugs that deserve execution-nothing else!

9/21/2010 12:35:00 AM  

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