Friday, February 25, 2011

Burke Threatened

Wow. Who would have thunk it? And right after the election, too. What a coincidence!!!
  • Sneed hears a 62-year-old South Side man has been arrested for threatening to kill Ald. Ed Burke (14th).

    Timothy J. Hercog was charged with felony intimidation of a public official and is scheduled to appear in bond court today.

    According to a police report, Hercog left three messages at Burke’s South Side office between Feb. 20 and Feb. 23. In one message, Hercog reportedly said he wanted to kill Burke; in another one he allegedly told the alderman he “better keep his bodyguards” and that he hopes Rahm Emanuel takes them away. (Before he was elected, Emanuel said as mayor he would strip Burke of his controversial police bodyguards.) Authorities traced Hercog’s phone number to his home and he was taken into custody at the 2nd District police station.

So, did this person have access to a gun? A knife? Did he know where Burke's office was? Had he been stalking Burke? Was there any sort of act of furtherance on the part of this individual? Is there a history of mental illness or violent acts in his past?

All questions that need to be asked before authorizing any continuation of Burke's coat hangers, coffee fetchers and door holders. So how come we're getting the impression that there will just be a continuation of the detail for the foreseeable future? Doesn't every citizen deserve the exact same type of protection when threatened? What makes Burke so special? And isn't he authorized to carry a gun?

Wait a minute - this sounds like a perfect example of something that could be alleviated by Concealed Carry. Or by Burke tapping into his campaign millions to pay for his own security.

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94 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

God, Burke is SUCH a pussy. What the hell does that detail represent to him? How does it feed his ego?

What an obvious bunch of bullshit.

---not a cop

2/25/2011 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste"

2/25/2011 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let him pay for his own fucking security. He's a wealthy man.

2/25/2011 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you forgot to ask the question:

how much did burke pay this guy to make the calls?

2/25/2011 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, can't believe they got somebody to volunteer to take a felony hit, just so Burke could keep his detail.

Now, THAT'S loyalty!!

2/25/2011 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a thought. Once media attention moves away from this incident the criminal charges will be dropped. Burke will get to keep his bodyguards, and this supposed man with "ill intentions" will get his under the table reward for getting arrested but never getting convicted. Nothing like taking one for the team.

2/25/2011 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burke's got a gun, right? Most regular folks can't have guns in the city.

2/25/2011 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alderman have a badge that says Alderman and are allowed to carry a gun.
Better yet when someone is attacking him he can call 911 like the rest of us.

2/25/2011 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like this was a staged arrest by the CPD bodyguards! :)

Funny shit! Gotta give it to them, they're trying to keep there spots

2/25/2011 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burke already has concealed carry as an alderman! The big question is whether or not Burke's law firm will defend this poor whacko. Wouldn't surprise me.

2/25/2011 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Rahm....

I guess you didn't notice the M/4 (white male hispanic) sitting over your right shoulder at the Bulls game last night throwing gang signs at the camera. He made you look like an oblivious fool.

Don't believe me?? Ask channel 32 for Corey McFerrin's Sports highlights today at 7:22 a.m.

2/25/2011 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT thank Jane Byrne that you have a contract , vote in FOP election.
without a contract anf FOP we would be losing many of our current benefits , FOP is not in bed with city .

Rahm will not be able to reduce our benefits and it looks like Burke will keep his body guards

Burke has 25 alderman that will back him up , just like concil wars with washington
rahm has to play ball with burke

2/25/2011 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait a minute - this sounds like a perfect example of something that could be alleviated by Concealed Carry. Or by Burke tapping into his campaign millions to pay for his own security.

Also, Burke, a former Officer, and authorized by being a member of City Council, can carry a gun...

Fuck him, he's on his own.

2/25/2011 08:57:00 AM  
Blogger scott said...

Police shooting in 025 last night. POs fine; bad guy saved by CFD. Great job by all.

2/25/2011 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent comments, SCC...we all know Burke is a blow hard and is waaay past retirement time. Sounds like a ploy to me in order to keep his currently assigned body guards, but agree w/you that he can easily afford to pay for his own security.

2/25/2011 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What timing. The guy that says he is going to take away Burkes body guards gets elected and all of a sudden Burke’s life is threatened.

2/25/2011 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous RightisRight said...

First, as an alderman Burke has a right to concealed carry already.

Second, since the city is big into privatization, how about saving loads of cash and hiring him some private security guards for $10 an hour from Digby's Detective Agency?

2/25/2011 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guy never said he was going to kill Burke. The guy left a message complaining about how Burke forgot the polish people in the ward who got him started and made him who he is today. The guy then said Burke was going to "get killed" unless he changed, or something. However, the guy never said on the messages that he was going to kill Burke. Maybe the guy was just expressing his opinion. Maybe he honestly thinks Burke is going to get killed. Sounds like he had concerns and was trying to warn Eddie, the ungrateful bastard.

2/25/2011 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a fucking load of bullshit.

2/25/2011 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it were a police office threatened... No felony charges!!!

2/25/2011 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

BURKE CAN CARRY A GUN!

HE NOW IS JUST ANOTHER OLD ASS HAT STEALING WHAT HE CAN FROM THE CITY.

WHY DO U THINK SO MANY VOTED FOR RAHM.

SOME ALDERMAN JUST DONT GET IT.

NOW BURKE HAS TO BRIBE OTHER ALDERMAN TO KEEP HIMSELF RELEVANT.

2/25/2011 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burke likes to brag he was once the police so whats the problem. buy a gun. Police officers are threatened every day. If Burke gets a guard, we should get guards.

2/25/2011 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burke does this trick every six months or so - phones in or has someone phone in a fake threat so that he can keep his taxpayer funded $1,000,000 security detail.

Larger question - why is Sneed Column the P.R. firm for Burke ?

2/25/2011 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmmmm me thinks this may have been fabricated... Move along.

2/25/2011 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totally staged...Burke is a pussy....Keep wasting taxpayer dollars.....Anyone on his detail should man up and grow some balls and leave. Really, how could you live with yourself,hanging around with this slime...

2/25/2011 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Hey, I'm Just Sayin, said...

Rahm doesn't have a hair on his ass if he lets this sad, sophomoric stunt dictate to him HOW he should deploy the security details. In fact, Rahm should be furious at the insinuation that Burke NEEDS security.

If I'm Rahm, I want answers to all the questions asked by SCC, and IF it's an obvious set-up by Burke, as it appears to be, I'd get the security detail pulled IMMEDIATELY and explain just how much it has cost the taxpayers over the years to pamper 'Burke the bitch' and why he is NOT entitled to it. I'd also take that opportunity to yank the details from Neely the Treasurer and all the rest, (Andolino?).

2/25/2011 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow Scc im surprised you missed the obvious. Burke is a police officer. So why does he need bodyguards? How many offciers have been threatened after you locked someone up? That they would kill you or kick your ass when they get out.

2/25/2011 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget, Burke is a ex-police officer, knows how to handle a gun, is authorized to carry one, he can protect himself, the same way we do.
But then again, maybe he can't drive, thats why he needs a 6 police officers.

2/25/2011 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I picture one of his lackey servants in a phone booth disguising his voice and pretending to be this guy they locked up in order to save their jobs. Dudes probably like who the hell is Ed Burke when they locked him up. Talking bout you bogus office putting this case on me.

2/25/2011 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Timothy J. Hercog was charged with felony intimidation of a public official and is scheduled to appear in bond court today.



Run his name thru the Door-Knocker Database....

2/25/2011 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pay back for Anne going along with Rahm. Very transparent. We aint that dumb....

2/25/2011 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Burke is an alderman, therefore can carry a gun.
2. Burke is a millionaire, therefore can pay his own bodyguard.


BTW does anyone know if this scumbag is feeding off our pension ala Huberman? He has afterall been on leave of absence and the police and fire commission for a million years.

2/25/2011 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The aldercreatures don't need the "right to carry" law. They can already carry. The wrote themselves the ordinance allowing them to carry in SHITcago!

2/25/2011 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Burke wants a security detail to feed his ego he should get one.

Have his security detail in uniform with round hats instead of
civilian dress.


Give him a nice new "MARKED" Tahoe to ride around in,that way all the crazies would be afraid to threaten him,because he's surrounded by the "POLICE".

2/25/2011 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What timing, just as he is going to lose his bodyguards, this happens. What a good reason to make a case that he needs 6 bodyguards.

2/25/2011 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what. People threaten us all the time. Burke is still the police, right? So he should be able to protect himself or at least call 911, just like we do.

2/25/2011 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An attempt to justify his Praetorian guard detail no doubt.

I'll tell you what.

Let him do like the private citizens have to do and get himself an order of protection that's all.

Doesn't he have any faith in the understaffed police departments ability to show up in time and protect him?

Heck... put some of those pod-cams around his office then and make sure to check-in with the crystal ball unit every morning so that he knows what areas to avoid and what to expect.

Don't worry, if some nut case were to act they'll have it on tape to find whomever it was -- after the fact right?

That'll work right?

Or maybe the taxpayers should fund the purchase a private armored pope-mobile for him to cruise around in. Now there's a plan.

I hear the Guardian Angels work cheap so there's another plan!

Work from your castle! There you go...You'll save the taxpayers and yourself gas money.

The state is $80 billion in debt Mr. Burke, we can't afford your luxuries. Next thing you know all 50 alderman will want their Praetorian guards too and we just can't afford it.

Ha, just imagine if every time someone called in a death threat we assigned a six person or more security detail for that person.

Are you kidding me?

2/25/2011 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, I hope the officers checked the shortshank-gun-in-the-house database before they picked the man up so that they knew what they were dealing with...

2/25/2011 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous El Borracho said...

Read the paper copy of the report- Thats right no AIRA here. At first I thought it was a joke, until I read notifications, PO's Stars and such forth. It sounds more like the offender is drunk or high (probably both!)talking crap to Burke and his security detail (whether they stick around or not)and threatening his life. Whatever.. It should make for some good court room snickers- "WHat do you mean guilty!! My guy pulled out a pistol of front of two witnesses with thier state ID's in hand, as a mail carrier watched from a few feet away while calling 911 and... I have no prob. cause??!!"

2/25/2011 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what does that mean? That his CPD bodyguards will continue to carry his golf bags, luggage, get his lunch, etc?!

2/25/2011 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know the hierarchy of city government. Is Burke a vice mayor who would take over if Daley/Rahm were incapcitated? I heard that an 80 year old alderman was a vice mayor, which is sad that he is even an alderman. If Burke is a vice mayor, I don't see why he can't have one police body guard during business hours. Someone who can take police action if needed, not act as a personal servant. I'm sure Burke and his wife live in a bunker when they are home. No need for body guard while he sleeps.

2/25/2011 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I call bullshit on this! Does anyone seriously think there's no connection between the first threat this egomanic has received in over 30 years and the fact that Rahm said if he got elected, Burke would loose his police detail?

There's any number of culprits here, besides Burke. I hate to say it, but perhaps one of the P.O.'s who's about to loose his cushy spot & sergeants pay put this mope up to this.

Put the screws to this goof and see what comes out of his mouth!

2/25/2011 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah right...this definitely sounds like some bullshit. What a coincidence that this guy just so happened to call Burke right around the time that he's possibly going to "lose" his 6 man bodyguard detail...and says to him "hey, you better keep your bodyguards" or he's gonna get killed. Get the f*&k outta here! "Oh yeah, and I hope you lose em". Whatever! And Hercog was probably told to do this as a favor and Burke's wife will take care of him. That's some movie shit...this is not supposed to be for real. Stop trying to play everyone like a fool. Ugh! I know Rahm is not that stupid to fall for this shit.

2/25/2011 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burke and his wife have Millions. He can hire his own Bodyguard Service.

2/25/2011 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

February 24, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- A high-stakes political battle may be brewing between Chicago's most powerful alderman and Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel.

The powerful 14th Ward alderman Ed Burke was honored for his public service by the Center for Disability and Elder Law Thursday night. Burke and his wife, Supreme Court Justice Ann Burke, mingled at the awards ceremony. None of his infamous security detail was in sight. It was his first public appearance since voters chose Emanuel on Tuesday

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/politics&id=7979326

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

So where was the security?

What are the taxpayers paying for?

How many crimes were committed on the south and west sides and throughout Chicago that may have been prevented if we were to have just six additional officers in the streets? How much revenue could they be generating writing parkers, traffic violations etc..?

I think Rahm is on track and hope he doesn't back down on this.

If the alderman is so important that he needs a private security detail maybe they should take away some of his responsibilities so that the alderman is no longer a target of death threats and such.

Remap the ward and spread the power around that should help fix this problem.

2/25/2011 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Beat Guy Too Long said...

I saw one of his "guys" overtime checks once - more than my regular and Safe City combined.
Nice work if you can get it!

2/25/2011 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't almost everyone threaten Burke and doesn't he deserve it? Burke is a thief and he has been stealing from the city taxpayers for years. 1000 years in prison would be to good for him.

2/25/2011 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FEDS, IF YOU'RE OUT THERE, TRACK THIS BACKWARDS! Start asking questions, subpoenaing phone records and do your thing. This stinks to high heaven of a contrived situation (culminating in a staged police report) so Burke can continue on with his taxpayer funded manservants.

2/25/2011 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, if you want to see the most visible presence of Burke's guards in action, find out when his Burkeness
makes his next appearance at GIBSONS. Guard A will be parked out front in his shiny black Crown Vic, while Guard B will serve as his personal door holder to that fine expensive eatery, as His Burkeness 'holds court' with the Hoity-Toitees at the bar. It really is something to see, and the next time I happen to be there when His Burkeness blesses patrons there with his divine appearance, I promise I will have my digital cam there to capture it for display here on your blog!

2/25/2011 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...this supposed man with "ill intentions" will get his under the table reward for getting arrested but never getting convicted. Nothing like taking one for the team."

--2/25/2011 08:18:00 AM

"Team" is right. I wanna see who Hercog's defense attorney is, and who the judge is...I get the feeling he's in no danger at all.

2/25/2011 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burke should show up for roll call or turn in his CPD star.

2/25/2011 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Libya is coming to Heir Burke

2/25/2011 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that detail represent to him? How does it feed his ego?

What an obvious bunch of bullshit.

---not a cop

HE IS ONE OF US> HAS A STAR SINCE THE EARLY 1960's. Never turned it in or resigned.

2/25/2011 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just to let you know...Burke did not come to the area to meet with the states attorney about this incident probably was a phone job anyway) never showed to sign complaints either.

This case will go away...plea bargined to a misdeamenor. Offender is in early sixties so probation is in order then he will get paid by Burke.

2/25/2011 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burke DOES carry.
He has two revolvers - one around his ankle in a leg holster and the other behind his back in a waist holster.

2/25/2011 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Rahm...


How does it feel to get played?


Looks like Old Eddie Burke took you to school!


What a bunch of childish blow hards!

2/25/2011 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Angelic Warrior said...

It's amazing that for all the money Burke and his wife are worth, this cheapass STILL insists that he NEEDS and IS ENTITLED to a bodyguard detail, and is still entitled to carry a gun. But Jfled is a wannabebbbbbbaaaaaddddaaasssss U.S.Army,F.B.I. guy who can also carry a gun and HE still requires several "officers" to serve as his bodyguards. Dosen't ANY person in a position of command or authority in this city have at least ONE TESTICLE on their person? Guess not

2/25/2011 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a setup by Burke to retain his private security force. With all the money he and his wife make you'd think he could hire private security. Bet your money and your ass that he isn't paying this POS to be arrested.

2/25/2011 06:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
... Offender is in early sixties so probation is in order then he will get paid by Burke.
2/25/2011 05:11:00 PM

Bond was set at $25,000 today for ....Timothy J. Hercog, 48,....

2/25/2011 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burke you can carry which is more than the citizens can do. Deal with it.

2/25/2011 07:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he's so freaked by this guy, pehaps it is time for Burke to wonder what is more important to him: is his job really all that important to him that he would risk his life?

2/25/2011 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I smell a set up. Give some schmuck a thousand bucks to take a pinch. No big deal.

2/25/2011 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a play! Great timing and a bunch of bs. If rahm has balls, he will still pull the detail.

2/25/2011 08:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ray Charles could have seen this coming!
There really is no reason Burke has 6! security specialists(aka Sgt. pay) working(I use that term very loosely) for him.

2/25/2011 08:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, can't believe they got somebody to volunteer to take a felony hit, just so Burke could keep his detail.

Now, THAT'S loyalty!!

2/25/2011 08:08:00 AM

He spends a few hours in lock-up, then gets out on bond. The real test is what happens in court. If he gets off, the "fix" was in from the begining. If he does time, well, guess he was guilty.

Like the Burke's cant influence the "Court". 3/4ths of them were put there by Burkes nod.

2/25/2011 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think Rahm is fooled by Burke. Rahm can't say he wants to reform and then keep Burke and his expensive bodyguards around. Burke has had too much power for too long and Rahm knows it. No one knows who the hell Burke is. The only reason Burke has body guards is too look important at the taxpayers expense.

2/25/2011 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Ray Charles could have seen this coming!
There really is no reason Burke has 6! security specialists(aka Sgt. pay) working(I use that term very loosely) for him.

2/25/2011 08:56:00 PM

PAY-TO-PLAY........

2/25/2011 10:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burke says he believes the average taxpayer has no clue how bad the city's finances are and that we all are going to have to make sacrifices. How can he face a camera and spout off about the city being broke with the all income he's derived as a part time city employee for the past 40 years. And now his life is in jeopardy? Its truly astounding the amount of bullshit we are supposed to believe.

2/25/2011 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting that Rahm has received several death threats and has not pursued charges on any one of them! Look them up in the victim file either CHRIS or I CLEAR.

2/25/2011 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesn't take much to see that this guy is probably mentally unstable. If you dig a little deeper you will probably find out this guy was put up to this stunt. Uncover a little more and you will discover that Burke himself persuaded this fool to make the threats.

2/25/2011 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The timing of this is way too convenient. Gotta be a set-up. There's just no way this was a random thing.

2/25/2011 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Beat Guy Too Long said...

I saw one of his "guys" overtime checks once - more than my regular and Safe City combined.
Nice work if you can get it!

2/25/2011 02:00:00 PM
average gross per man $150,000

2/25/2011 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Questions? Why is sneed close to burke? Ahh she uses Burkes mansion in Ireland they are close friends.

Why does burke have his detail drive him to his mansion in Wisconsin? What does his detail do when Burke is on vacation? Are they assigned to the district?

Why does burke get a new crown vic police spec every 6 months?

Why does Burke not have any women or African American officers on his detail?

Why does his detail cost about a MILLION dollars+ per year?

Why does eddie carry a gun?

Why does he still have CPD badge?

Why did the city clerk Delvalle who was entitled to a detail dump all of them and drove himself as a citywide official?

Why does the city treasurer need such a huge all D-3 paid CPD bodyguard detail?

You talk about working coppers while this bullshit is allowed! Yea ok boss let me work harder!

Why does Burkes finance committee deny so many officers MRI's for on duty IOD',but yet gives the animal "settlements" quickly?

2/25/2011 11:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“better keep your bodyguards” ... Get the fuck out of here.

2/26/2011 02:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The timing of this is way too convenient. Gotta be a set-up. There's just no way this was a random thing.

2/25/2011 11:05:00 PM



the Magic Shillelagh works in mysterious ways.....

2/26/2011 02:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uncover a little more and you will discover that Burke himself persuaded this fool to make the threats.

2/25/2011 10:36:00 PM




from his lips to a dozen or so pairs of ears.

2/26/2011 02:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its truly astounding the amount of bullshit we are supposed to believe.

2/25/2011 10:24:00 PM



What's truly astounding is the number of 'citizens' who believe the amount of bullshit we are supposed to believe.

2/26/2011 02:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The real test is what happens in court. If he gets off, the "fix" was in from the begining. If he does time, well, guess he was guilty.

Like the Burke's cant influence the "Court". 3/4ths of them were put there by Burkes nod.

2/25/2011 09:40:00 PM



the real test is if he buys a new flat screen.

2/26/2011 02:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a play! Great timing and a bunch of bs. If rahm has balls, he will still pull the detail.

2/25/2011 08:28:00 PM




the subtle building of Mayor Stubby's public persona begins.

2/26/2011 02:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dosen't ANY person in a position of command or authority in this city have at least ONE TESTICLE on their person? Guess not

2/25/2011 06:07:00 PM




ALWAYS check the package before purchase.

2/26/2011 02:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remap the ward and spread the power around that should help fix this problem.

2/25/2011 01:43:00 PM




which problem, Burke's or Rahm's?

2/26/2011 03:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Ray Charles could have seen this coming!
There really is no reason Burke has 6! security specialists(aka Sgt. pay) working(I use that term very loosely) for him.

2/25/2011 08:56:00 PM


Burke will now use a trick he's pulled before. Burke will go to any one of the many judges in his pocket, one beholden to him for being handed the judge job on a platter, and that judge will issue a judge's order mandating police protection for the threatened public official.

And Burke will wave the judge's order around and have it served on the police department and that will be that.

As for who chairs the finance committee, I do not know about procedure in the City Council except that it is anything but fair and proper.

2/26/2011 05:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Angelic Warrior said...

It's amazing that for all the money Burke and his wife are worth, this cheapass STILL insists that he NEEDS and IS ENTITLED to a bodyguard detail, and is still entitled to carry a gun. But Jfled is a wannabebbbbbbaaaaaddddaaasssss U.S.Army,F.B.I. guy who can also carry a gun and HE still requires several "officers" to serve as his bodyguards. Dosen't ANY person in a position of command or authority in this city have at least ONE TESTICLE on their person? Guess not

2/25/2011 06:07:00 PM


I drive a beat car and thus am somewhat in a position of authority and in possession of two almost matching moderately sized and fully functional testicles. I am forced through lack of the ability to slate judges myself to go through life with the protection of only one police officer. Me. And only one .45 pistol for protection with one snub for backup. All my own.

Who can I see about this?

2/26/2011 05:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone harps on Burke while encouraging us all to vote blindly for the aldermanic candidates that are CPD. What has Burke done for us that makes the blanket endorsement a good idea? I know, I know, he's a good guy and won't turn his back on us, but once a politician, always a politician. Look at the issues and decide who is best based on their stand, not their pedigree.

2/26/2011 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rice please stop this you did this before let burke dive the own veh to work

2/26/2011 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The real test is what happens in court. If he gets off, the "fix" was in from the begining. If he does time, well, guess he was guilty.

Like the Burke's cant influence the "Court". 3/4ths of them were put there by Burkes nod.

2/25/2011 09:40:00 PM



the real test is if he buys a new flat screen.

2/26/2011 02:54:00 AM


True dat.

---not a cop

2/26/2011 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Number 1-Burke was the police, even if he took a leave of abscence, hes past 63 and had to retire.
Number 2-anyone of you you would take Sgt pay and their work schedule in a heartbeat.
Number 3-What about others that have a security detail, or we just gonna bash the white guy

Does he need them or not--probably not--but if I was offered i would jump on it in a minute!

2/26/2011 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Angelic Warrior said...

It's amazing that for all the money Burke and his wife are worth, this cheapass STILL insists that he NEEDS and IS ENTITLED to a bodyguard detail, and is still entitled to carry a gun. But Jfled is a wannabebbbbbbaaaaaddddaaasssss U.S.Army,F.B.I. guy who can also carry a gun and HE still requires several "officers" to serve as his bodyguards. Dosen't ANY person in a position of command or authority in this city have at least ONE TESTICLE on their person? Guess not

2/25/2011 06:07:00 PM


Angel Baby,

Weis needs his bodyguards in case of gunfire they have order to rush him to the Fledmobile and skedaddle out of harms way. I heard last time he heard gunfire they stopped somewhere outside a truckstop in Kenosha Wisconsin.

Then Weis decided to go the Mars Cheese Castle since they were so close.

2/26/2011 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guy never said he was going to kill Burke. The guy left a message complaining about how Burke forgot the polish people in the ward who got him started and made him who he is today. The guy then said Burke was going to "get killed" unless he changed, or something. However, the guy never said on the messages that he was going to kill Burke. Maybe the guy was just expressing his opinion. Maybe he honestly thinks Burke is going to get killed. Sounds like he had concerns and was trying to warn Eddie, the ungrateful bastard.

Of course, the call was choreographed by Burke himself to justify his detail.
Just under the wire for conviction, but more likely a psych eval case.

2/26/2011 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Anonymous, 2/25/2011 11:32:00 PM

You missed one question regarding Burke.
Why does his 'retired' bodyguard coppers return with part-time jobs on the city payroll 'investigating' for the Finance Division?
Someone ask Fast Eddie.
When is enough...enough?

2/26/2011 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sacrificial Lamb....Hercog got paid to do that?
Just a thought.

2/26/2011 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This whole thing -- Ed Burke is a legend in his own mind. The number of times an average person thinks about Ed Burke during the course of their day is approximately zero. Put it all together, guy's got a star and at least two guns of his own to lug around -- not to mention power and influence and millions of dollars -- and he still wants the Army.

Clinical paranoid, I guess. Accurate meaning of the word -- "afraid of things that aren't really there." Any clerk at a convenience store or gas station, any cab driver is in more genuine physical danger in one day than Burke will experience in a lifetime.

Nothing to do with Emanuel -- this detail should never have been in the first place.

2/26/2011 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...the real test is if he buys a new flat screen."

--2/26/2011 02:54:00 AM

This one, I'd start off with a shave first, and comb the hair, and then the dental work.

"Extreme Makeover!"

Yeah, watch for it. Great big Dodge Ram or something all of a sudden...to carry da premium beer home in...

2/26/2011 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

@ 2/26/2011 05:22:00 AM

Please say it again!

We don't they heard ya!

You seem to be a graduate of the "It's Your Hide... How Much Do You Value It?" school of thought.

A clink of the rock glass to you...

FWIW...

Funny how several of our elder, retired and REAL subject matter experts emeritus (or is it emeriti?) of Burke's peerage and before, have no benefit of on duty coat holders and drivers and they were individually and collectively The Police that Burke could only wet-dream of being.

Just another example of being a member of the lucky sperm club...

Again, whether by injection, gestation or ingestion, it doesn't really matter.

People like Burke and his ilk are part of the reason CPD has been caused to stink and the silent majority hate and resent it.

Yank his detail and make him reach out to alderfool Beale to retain the services of the soon coming alderfool & rev'run "Cocked Hat Security & Public Safety" contractors if he feels so threatened.

Or better yet, since he so fancies himself as The Police and he DOES CARRY, let him be in the real world with the rest of us...

Just you, your ass, your weapon and a cell phone, Mr. Finance Commitee chairman...

2/26/2011 05:55:00 PM  

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