Thursday, March 24, 2011

FOP Calls Out Captain

  • On 16 March 2011, our Bill # SB1874 was scheduled to be heard before the Senate Pension Committee in Springfield. This bill, if passed, would allow for at large elections for the Chicago Police Pension Board.The bill would pool the three representatives of active rank Lt’s and Above, Sgt’s, and those below the rank of Sgt. Retirees would retain their one representative. It would also require that all three of these elected members would be assigned full time to the Pension Board.

    Opponents of this legislation were all Sergeants and above including: Sgt’s Association; Lt’s Association; Captain’s Association; Latin American Police Association representative; PBPA; and a host of others. As this issue has been introduced before and was opposed then by some of the same individuals, their opposition was expected. What was not expected was the level of indignation towards those of us below the rank of Sergeant by their “chosen spokesperson” Capt. Mark Buslick. He began with a several minute long oration about himself and his educational background which caused many in the room to wonder where he was going with that. They didn’t have to wonder long as Buslick then went into a tirade about the lack of necessary intellect of those whom the FOP represents. Buslick felt that those who attain rank in the Police Department are the ones who are qualified to serve on the Pension Board. Buslick extolled on the vast number of reasons for opposing this bill and when asked by a Senate Member of the Committee to give him two examples he said that if a captain were to appear before the Pension Board seeking a disability pension and there was a patrolman on the Board who had a grudge against him, the Patrolman would vote against the Captains disability. When asked for a second reason by the same Senator, Buslick could not think of another at that time.

    So the affect of his testimony was that even though the ranks of Lieutenant and above who number about 260 have one vote on the Board, and the Sergeants who number about 1200 and have one vote on the Board, and all those below the rank of Sergeant who number about 11,200 and have one vote on the Board is fair because they are smart enough to run the Board as it needs to be and the FOP shouldn’t be asking for the change because it may impact on those of superior intellect.

    We would like to thank Buslick for his testimony because although we did not feel as though we had the votes to get this out of Committee, the Committee Members recognized the virus that was his testimony.

    One can be sure that his testimony as to the lack of intellect in non-white shirts is not adopted by the vast majority, but the fact that these organizations used this person as the channel for their opposition is inexcusable and they should be embarrassed. As much of our morale problem in this Department is often attributed to differences between management and non-management personnel, the vile testimony of this one person is proof that we have a long way to go in addressing that problem.
Very interesting. The City's method of "divide and conquer" continues to pay dividends. And the captain, who received quite a bit of support from readers here when he got railroaded for protecting his facility and doing the right thing concerning overly aggressive media trolls, seems to have some explaining to do.

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91 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the FOP should call out the piece of crap PO on days in 011 that gave and ANOV to a State Trooper for talking in a cell phone while driving!

What kid of piece of shit gives another copper an ANOV for talking on their phone while driving?

3/24/2011 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Makes sense to me. Either give one rep for all supervisors or increase the number of patrol reps as additional alternatives. This guys sounds like an ass.

3/24/2011 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is very sad. I always liked this man, but now kinda wonder about his "intellect" to speak in such a way. It appears that he is very fond of himself and once again it's the white shirts looking down upon the lowley P.O.'s. I guess he forgot about merit and fixed tests. More than half of the white shirts are terrible leaders and have very little smarts.

3/24/2011 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FUCK THE CAPT!!!!!!! Yeah your the only asshole worthy of a pension... Well hopefully this will get guys to get involved.

3/24/2011 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this post based on one person's reportage, or did you (or the FOP) verify this with others, SCC?

Just curious to know if this is honest and accurate, or just one person's biased view, which, granted, is hard to figure out when anybody can post anything anonymously.

The rest of it? Can someone else please independently corroborate this, or at least report exactly what was said? Nothing surprises me anymore, but I'd like to know what I'm basing my decisions and viewpoints on, beyond one single person's anonymous post.

3/24/2011 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Willie the Whale said...

Marc has always been an arrogant little know it all, this doesn't surprise me a bit. It always amazed me around 025 how many moron coppers had their noses up his ass, like RI and KB, among others. Never, ever had a shred of respect for him or his band of losers. Dickhead!

3/24/2011 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish the command staff and supervisors of CPD were in place due to their intelect, and perhaps even experience and accomplishment.
I suppose there is something to be said for knowing which boot to lick and ass to kiss as well as the correct use and timeing of the all important phone call.
We, blue shirts, respect your rank not you.......get over yourself.

3/24/2011 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know much about the Captain, but... I can tell you that I was in training with him and he definitely is in love and full of himself. He also does believe he is far superior than, not only P.O.s, but all other Captains.

3/24/2011 03:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've known Buslic for over 20 years. He's always been a fair and decent man. I'll reserve comment on what he said at that meeting until I can speak to the man himself, and others who were there. I'm not going to
beat up on him here until I can hear what happened
from at least a couple more people who were actually
THERE.

3/24/2011 05:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Is this post based on one person's reportage, or did you (or the FOP) verify this with others, SCC?

Just curious to know if this is honest and accurate, or just one person's biased view, which, granted, is hard to figure out when anybody can post anything anonymously.

The rest of it? Can someone else please independently corroborate this, or at least report exactly what was said? Nothing surprises me anymore, but I'd like to know what I'm basing my decisions and viewpoints on, beyond one single person's anonymous post.

3/24/2011 12:49:00 AM


It is recorded documented testimony.

3/24/2011 05:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe we should put this "asshat's" intellect, or lack thereof, against the other "know it all", "high on himself", "micro managing Captain" from 023., aka "Mr. Pink". The one, the only., TL. That would be a helluva match between two asses.. wouldn't you think?
My money is on T.L.

3/24/2011 06:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geez guys. The guy is bright, and well educated. And since he was the chosen rep of the "other ranks," he must be popular with those ranks.

It's pretty standard to introduce yourself with a short resume, to give the board an idea of your qualifications.

It's nice to see that the FOP all of a sudden is quoting the 11K number for swelling its ranks.

And if you want to show your intellect, try spelling his name right.

3/24/2011 06:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can go to the Captain's website and read his actual testimony and judge for yourself.

3/24/2011 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With a few exceptions, there are NO normal Captains!.....yours truly...Dr. Freud.

3/24/2011 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this post based on one person's reportage, or did you (or the FOP) verify this with others, SCC?

___________________________________

I heard the FOP president was there.

I also heard our next FOP President is against this bill and is making it known by making calls to Springfield. That takes a lot of balls!!

Who's more important 1,500 white shirts or 11,000 blue shirts?

Something to think about.

3/24/2011 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the FOP should call out the piece of crap PO on days in 011 that gave and ANOV to a State Trooper for talking in a cell phone while driving!

What kid of piece of shit gives another copper an ANOV for talking on their phone while driving?

3/24/2011 12:07:00 AM

The new kind that's getting hired on this shitty department. The same piece of shit is probably texting on his or her cell phone everyday while driving.

3/24/2011 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's time to distance police and fire from the teachers. They have become a bloated whale of a problem union. The tenure and other benefits are outlandish and not at all in line with police and fire benefits. We don't strike every year and hold the kids hostage either.

It is clear from Wisconsin that the teachers union has more in common with the Teamsters than police and fire and I think the public needs to know that.

Can you imagine a provision in our contract that says no matter how incompetent you are, you can't be fired? Crazy. Don't give me the "divide and conquer" line. I don't want their stink on our Union.

3/24/2011 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous WAKE UP !!!!! said...

Buslik is correct on this one.

NO NOT TRUST Mark Donahue.
He is a scum bag who is up to no good.

If the FOP #7 gets hold of the pension board they will run it off the tracks.

3/24/2011 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was a possible Supe pick?

3/24/2011 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about we try to get rid of the appointed shits on the Board? After the Burge vote you can see how they feel about the police? Why the hell do we need them, becauase they are so smart? Not!

3/24/2011 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buslick felt that those who attain rank in the Police Department are the ones who are qualified to serve on the Pension Board.
____________________________________

So boss you would feel confident with Burger Queen at the helm of our pension board? She attained the rank of Commander ya know. Since I'm so stupid, that's one rank higher than you.

What about Penny?

How about Acosta?

3/24/2011 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This pension is a majority of PO's and should reflect that make up in the board! I say dump all those on their NOW and replace with comptiant and experienced new members. None of this affrimitave action crap you are talking about our futures and we need the best and birghtest. Not the lowest bidder or color.

3/24/2011 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea and this suprises you right? There are very few bosses I have any respect for on this job.

3/24/2011 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

start documenting the long hours captains work , not enough work for a full shift , work out , change in and out of uniform on company time , play on computer , watch tv , rahm has good information that the Desk Sergeant actually runs the watch and does most of captains work
eliminate captain posotion or assign captains only to areas and have the approve arrest reports for all districts and respond to major incidents
captain rank made up from many merit clouted lieutenants
how many captains did not receive a merit promotion to sgt or lt
maybe 10 %

3/24/2011 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Captain as has been said by others already is as arrogant as arrogant can be. Marc truly did love to divide. When he was in 025 he used to bad mouth any PO who was not from 025. He would tell those us from 025 (behind closed doors) not to cooperate or help PO's from outside units. Marc told us that PO's not from 025 are inferior and not be trusted. He would say the same thing about PO's from other watches in 025. He was all about getting lap dogs who were loyal to him.

3/24/2011 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Buslik should know one thing. To this department, your vast education and experience means nothing. It is who you know and who likes you that mean everything. Thirty percent of all promotions through lieutenant are merit/political picks and 100% of those above . Face it Buslick, you were not promoted based on your superior intellect. I was lucky to have some promotions before I retired. There is one thing I never forget, something that a stretch in the Army taught me very well: "Better men then me were never promoted" They saved my ass many times.

3/24/2011 08:58:00 AM  
Blogger staysafe said...

This idiot Captain must think as we get promoted more intellect is injected into the brain.
I think it is done at the "p" test.
Take a little, give a little.
WTF.

3/24/2011 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) To bad he was not permanently locked out what a goof!

http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/national/president-barack-obama-locked-out-of-white-house

3/24/2011 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Donahue and FOP are completely off base with their interpretation of events. Yes, Marc can be full of himself, however he was dead on with his reasoning. Marc also provided a second scenario, but of course Donahue fails to mention that as well.

All that was requested was that all members of the CPD be given fair representation at the pension board. Would FOP appreciate if none of their members were present to represent their interests?

Donahue tried to "back door" this referendum behind everyone's back, and was caught. He knew darn well that if all 3 positions were put to vote by all members of the CPD, there would be no supervisors on the board to look out for their interests.

This has nothing to do about intellect, or lack of, on any person's part. It merely revolves around fair representation.

3/24/2011 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please go to the Captain's web site for the prepared text of Marc's statement. Nowhere does he impune the intellect of the rank and file, READ IT CAREFULLY! Oh, do you think this might be sour grapes on the part of Donohue, also has he ever been arrogant towards the non Dtectives of FOP, has he ever lied to you? Fuck Buslik...no FUCK DONOHUE! After all, he's done so much for the FOP!

3/24/2011 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Is this post based on one person's reportage, or did you (or the FOP) verify this with others, SCC?

Just curious to know if this is honest and accurate, or just one person's biased view, which, granted, is hard to figure out when anybody can post anything anonymously.

The rest of it? Can someone else please independently corroborate this, or at least report exactly what was said? Nothing surprises me anymore, but I'd like to know what I'm basing my decisions and viewpoints on, beyond one single person's anonymous post.

3/24/2011 12:49:00 AM

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

Then why not post your name and unit number?

If you read the update you have to wonder if Markie boy could come up with one name of a capt who was ever turned down. Look for this to pass in the veto session along with doing away with gold braid pensions.

3/24/2011 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me begin by stating that if Mr. Donahue is goingto publish this information he should at least put his name on it. He was the only FOP member to be at the committee hearing that day. He censors Mike Shields' articles but then prints his own version of events. @. Captains do not speak for Sgts. Sgt Jim Ade, Vice-President of the Sgt's Association was before the committee, but did not get a chance to testify. 3. Why is Mr. Donahue so eager to pass this legislation? The pension board has had the same makeup for over 30 years. Why is this bill so important? Our pensions are under attack. We need to come together and fight back as one group, instead Mr. Donahue is pushing to change the makeup of the board. And where did he get the 11,200 members all of a sudden? Evidently Mr. Donahue is has not learned from his predecessor when FOP failed to allow supervisors to have their own FOP unit. 1,700 members of FOP became members of the PB&PA. Hopefully Mike Shields will stop this bill and work to protect our pensions instead of pushing for this ill concieved legislation.
Sgt Robert Kirchner
President
Chicacgo Police Sgts Association
PB&PA Unit 156A

3/24/2011 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just like the post below- one (or 2) idiots in a rank DO NOT define the rest of us. Since I had no say in who was going to Springfield to speak, SCC please don't penalize the rest of the Captains (some at least) who respect our co-workers and fight every chance we get for them. Those that have been assholes in the past rarely change once promoted. I have no clue why you guys supported him when he had that one moment of clarity.

3/24/2011 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is much more to this than what Donohue is saying.

Donohue wants to become a lobbyist in Springfield and wants to use this piece of legislation to show that he is deserving of making money by dealing with the politicians. The Captain demolished his reasoning for the legislation and Donohue is lashing back.

Donohue should surrender his desires in bcoming a high-paid lobbyist and return to the 9th District as a field training officer, he might learn something!

3/24/2011 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

www.cpdcaptains.com/TestimonyLegislaturePensionBill.pdf

This shows that Captain Buslik is not the individaul that Donohue claims him to be. It appears Donohue is up to no good!

3/24/2011 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it is his contention that white shirts in the department are superior either intellectually or educationally, I beg to fucking differ.

How many goofs in white shirts have embarrassed this department already? There is an actual void of leadership ability there. Very, very few are worthy of the respect of the majority of blue shirts and I wouldn't follow any of them in a real crisis.

I hope the good captain understands that he won't soon live this one down and just drove a permanent wedge between himself and the rank and file.

3/24/2011 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Capt. Buslick, if you really are so self important, why are you only a Captain of Police? Someone with your intellect should be running a city, or a state, maybe even the country.

I do hope that your words are taken out of context or misunderstood.

If they are not, let me just bring you back down to earth from your mighty ivory tower: once you leave this job, you are a nobody. You will get old, be forgotten and die.
Now isn't that something to look forward to? So why not make a positive mark in life as oppose to being known as the nice guy who was really an asshole and everyone saying to you, "good riddance".

If you are so bright and educated, use that knowledge to help others, not to kick them under the proverbial bus.

3/24/2011 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

End Gold Braid Pension scam, and make em pay it all back, except for their rightfully [tongue-in-cheek] civil service rank pensions.

3/24/2011 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD Captain rank is the most useless, unnecessary, political kickback rank in the Department.

3/24/2011 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...he said that if a captain were to appear before the Pension Board seeking a disability pension and there was a patrolman on the Board who had a grudge against him, the Patrolman would vote against the Captains disability."

Well, he certainly would now.

3/24/2011 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why complain about the media bad mouthing us. WE do a much better job of bad mouthing each other.

I would like to know the real truth, but since I do not have an agenda, I will not bad mouth another officer on this site, whatever shirt they wear.

3/24/2011 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and as always nothing will be done , no one gives a shit,they'll sweep it under the rug and if you fuck up bad enough they'll put u in charge of the inspector division so fuck it ill go in not take this shit serious answer my calls write my reports and not give a shit because leadership reflects attitude

3/24/2011 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buslick a big time Rahm guy who also loves the POLICE.

3/24/2011 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Q: What kid of piece of shit gives another copper an ANOV for talking on their phone while driving?

3/24/2011 12:07:00 AM



A: a) one with an exceptionally small penis

b) one with a permanently flacid penis

c) one with no penis

3/24/2011 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.cpdcaptains.com/TestimonyLegislaturePensionBill.pdf
This is a link to the captains statement in the committee hearing. It is posted on the Capt.s website.

3/24/2011 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In regards to the 2nd Watch PO in 011 (RC) who wrote the trooper an ANOV, you would have to understand her. Which very few of us in 011 can understand or tolerate her. She is mad at the world and blames the "police" for her kids actions and 108 yr sentence. She is taking out her frustrations on everyone and was even removed from 1123 by penny for way too many complaints from citizen groups. She is truly in a world all to herself.

3/24/2011 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a dick. at one point I felt bad for him as he got dumped from 25. now i wish him the worst.

3/24/2011 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This comes from the FOP. I read it there and like others have said who wrote it? Is this written by a pension rep who was there and actually heard it? Or is this third or fourth hand information from somebody who heard from somebody else.... Shit's getting pretty bad when the FOP won't even put the author's name on it.

Either way I'm willing to say that if this Capt actually said all this then I find it very hard to believe that the Lt's and Sgt's would actually pick this goof to represent them on such an important issue.

3/24/2011 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What kind of piece of shit copper gives a Trooper an ANOV?

How about a copper whos son was convicted of murder and her son got 162 years! she nothing but a hater.

3/24/2011 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

too much college not enough high school

3/24/2011 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.....Is this post based on one person's reportage, or did you (or the FOP) verify this with others, SCC?.....

It Is Verified!!!!!

Check FOP Web Site; Under Current Updates!!!!!

(Word for Word).

Patrolman M.B. was a very frustrated and always had the "Little Man Complex" back in 025 in the 80's!

Yup, he's a Company Man POS!

3/24/2011 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Major Blockrounder said...

Oh I had this dept all wrong. I thought the promotional exams were stacked against non clout people,

examples;
objective multiple choice questions were only a pass / fail part of exams where half the test takers went on to other parts. The test taker with a 100 perfect score went on to part 2 of an exam on equal footing as another person who scored a 65,

subjective portions of the tests, like oral boards, written essay questions, etc. is where the rank order of a promotional list is determined,

I thought that regardless of the final score the city could promote people meritorious without having a given, known standard for merit.

I thought that ALL Captains are picked by the powers that be like every gold star in the department.

I did not know that promotions were obtained by how smart you are.

I am going to redirect my police career and stop going to political fundraisers, ringing doorbells for politicians, having drinks with my supervisors, coaching my Commander's kid's baseball team, having sex with my ugly Lt, cutting the grass and shoveling snow for the Dep. Chief that lives around the corner, and just crack some law books like Honest Abe did.

Thanks Capt. f--kface, my focus is now clear.

3/24/2011 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember this, ladies and gentlemen:
When this city’s politicians decided to stop contributing to OUR pension, for almost 10 years, and ruined the health of the pension fund, the politicians decided to “cut and run”, and instead called ALL of our pensions “wildly excessive”. This has hurt all of us. Nobody came on the job as a supervisor, except the merry band of assholes that has since departed. Now, Donahue’s version of “cut and run” eliminates representation of the Captains. Who is next? What if ALL city pensions were re-mapped into one large conglomerate? My bet is that you would scream for better representation, and I would hope you would.
Marc Buslik was speaking to a legislative body, and he took the time to relay his credentials, all of which were rightly his. Some of you think that makes him pompous. I would submit that with all the bad press, the headlines, and even some of the less-than-articulate ranting that EVERYONE reads on this blog, a little credentialing with a legislative body can’t hurt any of us. Most of the negativity about Buslik’s comments came straight from Donahue, and as I remember, most of us wanted him out for being a self-preservationist and never fighting the good fight with City Hall.
There is a group of people on this blog that seem to want to work when they want, do nothing, report to nobody, be accountable to nobody, and never get promoted. No boss is good enough for them. If you happen to find a job that gives you these things, good luck. This is the same twisted, cancerous mentality that allows us to be continually divided and conquered. Captains aren’t allowed to be concerned for their own pensions? What about Lieutenants and Sergeants? What about the D-2 and D-2A guys? By the time you guys are done hating each other it will be time to retire. I’ve never heard a bad thing about Buslik from his guys.
And no, this isn’t Marc, Marc’s buddy, or anybody that has ever worked for Marc. Just think it through before you make decisions.
Stay Safe.

3/24/2011 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is the reason why we do not need supervisors on the pension boards. These are the same political hacks that get promoted based on their clout. The same clout politicians who have caused the financial pension crisis. Cpt. enjoy your pension and do not forget that the rank of Cpt. is appointed.

3/24/2011 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In my experiences negative consequences from the exercise of "grudges" and other forms of petty personal revenge are far more prevalent from the top down as this Capt. found out himself when he made what seemed a reasonable command decision and it resulted in him getting dumped from 025. It's said that " No good deed goes unpunished " but apparantly ingratitude does, at least with this guy. Actual payback from the ranks to the bosses are the stuff of legend as in the case of "Catfood canapes " against a food stealing boss in 025 years ago. Any bias in pension board hearings can be easily avoided by removing any personal identifiers regarding the police officers involved, no references to name, sex, age, race etc. just the case of Officer X - 00001 based on law, policy, and the factual basis of the case. Of course this idea comes from an apparantly intellectually lacking patrolman (retired) who would also like to see this process without politics and clout involved. Capt. B. has shown his own bias and true nature.

3/24/2011 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that captain should be assigned to area 4 on the 3rd watch , we could use someone with his knowledge
let a lt run 1st watch in 14

3/24/2011 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the poster who said there are no normal captains.....
We have two of the best here in 003:
Capt Ken Johnson and Capt Carroll
Capt Johnson has been here for years and is a straight shooter.
Capt Carroll came here a few months back and is really a great guy!
Both know their shit and can really help out a copper.
So sorry about you guys who have ass wipes for captains!

3/24/2011 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've met a lot of great coppers without book smarts.

I've met a lot of great coppers with book smarts.

But I've met a lot of dumb-shit coppers with no street sense.

Just sayin'

3/24/2011 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the Captains Website


My fellow Captains:
Today I appeared before the Pensions and Investments Committee of the Illinois Senate
along with Sean Smoot, our PBPA attorney, to give testimony as to the Association’s position on
SB 1874. This bill, proposed by State Senator Iris Martinez and supported by Mark Donahue of
the Fraternal Order of Police, would have removed the statutorily required positions of a
sergeant’s representative and a representative of lieutenants and higher ranks (including us) on
the Chicago Police Pension Board to be replaced by 3 representatives elected “at-large” by all
ranks.
As a result of the efforts of Mr. Smoot’s lobbying and the testimony today, this bill has
been essentially passed upon by the committee pending an agreement between the City, the
PBPA units and the FOP. Per Mr. Smoot, without any agreement or compromise the bill will not
move forward in the legislative process; it is not likely that such agreement will occur as the bill
is presently written.
Here is the text of my prepared remarks to the Senators:
“My name is Marc Buslik. Thank you for allowing me this opportunity to appear before
you today.

3/24/2011 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Markie, is kissing up to Shields and some of Shields guys are saying he is seriously thinking of hiring Mark as lobbyist/ political action guy. I voted for Mike for a breath of fresh air. I guess we will soon find out if it is meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

3/24/2011 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's more important 1,500 white shirts or 11,000 blue shirts?

Something to think about.

3/24/2011 07:28:00 AM

BOTH are important. It's that us and me thing again, which is why white shirts KNOW patrolmen won't care a bit about protecting anyone else's interests.
It should be left the way it is.

3/24/2011 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

www.cpdcaptains.com/TestimonyLegislaturePensionBill.pdf

This shows that Captain Buslik is not the individaul that Donohue claims him to be. It appears Donohue is up to no good!

3/24/2011 10:48:00 AM

Explain, please.

3/24/2011 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark DonaHo is full of shit on this one. He is trying to help his own personal agenda. Whether you like Buslick or not, that is not the way it went down.

3/24/2011 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would have to assume by all the negative comments about sergeants, lieutenants and captains that no current patrol officer will ever want to be promoted. Why would you? Then you would become part of the incompetent, hated group of bosses. In this case, all that any supervisor wants is to continue to have representation on the pension board. Why is that so threatening? Give me a reason.

3/24/2011 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they are not, let me just bring you back down to earth from your mighty ivory tower: once you leave this job, you are a nobody. You will get old, be forgotten and die.
Now isn't that something to look forward to? So why not make a positive mark in life as oppose to being known as the nice guy who was really an asshole and everyone saying to you, "good riddance".

If you are so bright and educated, use that knowledge to help others, not to kick them under the proverbial bus.

3/24/2011 11:24:00 AM


amen, brother.....maybe he'll feel better if they put "Captain", or "Do you know who I used to be?" on his headstone.....

3/24/2011 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of Captains with all their vast education and experience
I thought the Department needed Captains to man the watches.
Why then is there a Captain still
hiding out in data systems counting radios?

Maybe the Captain's superior intellect is required to purchase radio's with batteries that will not last a full tour.
Another waste of money.

3/24/2011 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the FOP should call out the piece of crap PO on days in 011 that gave and ANOV to a State Trooper for talking in a cell phone while driving!

What kid of piece of shit gives another copper an ANOV for talking on their phone while driving?

______

Two sides to every story. ISP had an attitude from the beginning. Treated CPD like a asshole. May be his MO since his boss pushed for the PO to make a formal complaint against him. The trooper lied to 011th Dist supervisors about the incident and was caught up in his lies. I'm not a huge fan of the PO in this incident but if someone from another agency acts like a total jagoff and then lies to try and jam up the copper, then that person does not deserve professional courtesy. Respect begets respect. There have been too many incidents where off duty PO's have stepped on their johnsons due to their bad attitudes. Do they really deserve professional courtesy then? The Niles incident is a glaring example. The ISP trooper in this incident should be apologizing to the 011th Dist PO for being such an asshole from beginning to end. The only mistake the PO made was not calling for a witness, or a supervisor. We are all law enforcement professionals, we have difficult jobs at times. It takes a toll on us personally, we need to start treating each other better. ISP and CPD work hand in hand on the west side. We back each other up all the time because it is a matter of life and death. These types of incidents are unfortunate.

3/24/2011 08:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor captain, he has been misguided. There are more POs with much higher educations than him on this job. They just dont let many know for personal reasons, or for the businesses they own and run. Push and you will be pushed back! Your nobody in the outside world.

3/24/2011 08:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all, the 019th District was ordered to DUI the ODPO. Don't blame the copper, blame the Sgt. and the Captain. Second, Mr. Kirchner, you and your orgaization have zero room to talk. You piggy back the FOP. Who got the 55 to Medicare benefit? the work schedule? How many Sgts. will actually run for the the position of pension board trustee anyway? Buslik's were way out of line and you know it. You can't blame the FOP and Donahue for everything.

3/24/2011 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Cee Lo Green said...

Buslik:

In the words and lyrics of my anthem:

"FUCK YOU!"

P.S.: Gwyneth Paltrow is plagiarizing when she sings "Forget You" on Glee.

3/24/2011 09:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is that so threatening? Give me a reason.



One answers its CALLED NUMBERS- You guys with WHITE SHIRTS ARE MANAGEMENT! One vote for the few you have, is fair.

That's a dame good reason.

3/24/2011 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did you guys let Donahue pull the wool over your eyes on this one? If everyone would educate themselves and read what Capt. Buslik said then you would be informed.Yes, Capt. Marc Buslik does suffer from what some people might call "Napolean Syndrome" but, he honestly does have everyone's best interests at heart.For those who worked in 025, he did try to make you guys more aware of not to trust anybody,even your own coworkers in the district.I would like to add many of your coworkers have been investigated or indicted. If you read his statement.. He stated basically that if they appoint all p.o.'s,all captains, all lieutenants or whatever that some have their own agenda or are influenced by the agenda of others ,such as Mr.Donahue. If a representative of each are appointed it will be an equal footing for all. I am going to read between the lines here and state what I believe he was trying to say that when you are a "white" shirt and are more than likely to have more education, because to be a "white" shirt you have to meet the education requirement. I don't think he was trying to say that "blue" shirts are stupid. That's Donahue's interpretation and his own agenda. He's the moron!

3/24/2011 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's more important 1,500 white shirts or 11,000 blue shirts?

Something to think about.

3/24/2011 07:28:00 AM

BOTH are important. It's that us and me thing again, which is why white shirts KNOW patrolmen won't care a bit about protecting anyone else's interests.
It should be left the way it is.

___________________________________

Hey, Shields should be watching out for the blue shirts NOT THE WHITE SHIRTS!!!

He was elected to represent the BLUE SHIRTS NOT THE WHITE SHIRTS!!

3/24/2011 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buslick a captain,take a lesson from John Farrell or Jack Murphy real captains !

3/24/2011 11:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the FOP should call out the piece of crap PO on days in 011 that gave and ANOV to a State Trooper for talking in a cell phone while driving!

What kid of piece of shit gives another copper an ANOV for talking on their phone while driving?

You wonder why other agencies hate the cpd sometimes. They have to put up with our crap, give us breaks, drive us home or just "walk home" late at night and back us up and this idiot gives him a ticket??? well, 011 on days...enough said. Im pretty sure I can figure out which hater gave him the ticket ummmmmhuuuummmmmm

3/24/2011 11:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

www.cpdcaptains.com/TestimonyLegislaturePensionBill.pdf

This shows that Captain Buslik is not the individaul that Donohue claims him to be. It appears Donohue is up to no good!


umm, donahue didnt write this. The new regime is in office.

3/24/2011 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are we talkin about the same guy who as a LT in 025 got pinned down by a sniper that turned out to be a 12 yo with fire crackers, or called out everybody for the "homicide" he found that ended up a mannequin in the back of a station wagon, as well as going to caps meetings in CD and calling in CRs on coppers after listening to some bullshit whining from the ghetto police hating mutts. Oh yea, he gets my vote for the ultimate intelect!

3/24/2011 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Maybe the FOP should call out the piece of crap PO on days in 011 that gave and ANOV to a State Trooper for talking in a cell phone while driving!

What kid of piece of shit gives another copper an ANOV for talking on their phone while driving?

3/24/2011 12:07:00 AM

In 2002, I got a ticket from a State Trooper for “allegedly” driving on the shoulder getting of the I-90 EB at Harlem…I did NOT ride the shoulder…they were in the MIDDLE lane and 5 car lengths behind me as I observed them in the rear view mirror and and had passed them near River Road earlier at a top speed of 15 miles per hour during the traffic jam for lane closures due to construction. There were 2 troopers in two cars. I was on my way home from O’Hare where I’d dropped off some family for a trip home. I had to go to court and pull apart their testimony san lawyer. I beat that ticket and told them I’d hammer EVERY time I saw one of their guys doing something that “appeared” wrong.

3/25/2011 02:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I would have to assume by all the negative comments about sergeants, lieutenants and captains that no current patrol officer will ever want to be promoted. Why would you? Then you would become part of the incompetent, hated group of bosses. In this case, all that any supervisor wants is to continue to have representation on the pension board. Why is that so threatening? Give me a reason.

3/24/2011 05:14:00 PM


Fair representation is the thing. How many Captains are there? 50? 60? Captains have one pension board rep.

PO's number around 11,000, same thing on the pension board, only one rep.

This gives upper ranks an unfair representation on the pension board in relation to their numbers on the job.

I thought this was explained.

3/25/2011 03:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

If it is his contention that white shirts in the department are superior either intellectually or educationally, I beg to fucking differ.

How many goofs in white shirts have embarrassed this department already? There is an actual void of leadership ability there. Very, very few are worthy of the respect of the majority of blue shirts and I wouldn't follow any of them in a real crisis.

I hope the good captain understands that he won't soon live this one down and just drove a permanent wedge between himself and the rank and file.

3/24/2011 11:17:00 AM


That wedge is already there.

3/25/2011 03:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 2002, I got a ticket from a State Trooper for “allegedly” driving on the shoulder getting of the I-90 EB at Harlem…I did NOT ride the shoulder…they were in the MIDDLE lane and 5 car lengths behind me as I observed them in the rear view mirror and and had passed them near River Road earlier at a top speed of 15 miles per hour during the traffic jam for lane closures due to construction. There were 2 troopers in two cars. I was on my way home from O’Hare where I’d dropped off some family for a trip home. I had to go to court and pull apart their testimony san lawyer. I beat that ticket and told them I’d hammer EVERY time I saw one of their guys doing something that “appeared” wrong.

3/25/2011 02:43:00 AM


When and if you have the opportunity to 'hammer' a Trooper, he/she will 'pull apart' your ticket on spelling and grammar alone.

Grow up. We are all in this together.

3/25/2011 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, so what is the real issue here? That a Captain said something stupid? That you do not have fair representation on the pension board? Mr. Donahue has done what he wanted to do.."He" has divided the troops once again for something that was "implied" not the real issue. If you feel you do not have fair representation on the board then try and change it. Also, do you not feel that just by your statement that your wishes for true representation does not only reinforce the issue that everyone should have fair representation, such as police officers,sergeants, lieutenants and captains? Please get back to the real issue,not the {double d]Douchebag Donahue's agenda

3/25/2011 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lest you forget: the rank of captain is an exempt rank and has been so recognized by our pension board. The time spent in the rank of captain is possible to be fully accredited toward the gold braid pension if the captain serves any time above the rank of captain. The captains also have a union contract which makes it virtually impossible for them to be demoted from that rank. This horseshit policy is the remnant of the reign of Uncle Terry.He signed off on bringing back the rank of captain without any competive exam at all and solely on the judgement of the superintenent, i.e. mayor.

3/25/2011 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What kind of piece of shit copper gives a Trooper an ANOV?

How about a copper whos son was convicted of murder and her son got 162 years! she nothing but a hater.

How much is the fine for the cell phone ticket ???? maybe someone from 011 can get a collection started to at least help pay the fuckin thing.

3/25/2011 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Found this on the LT's website mesaage board:


The FOP wants all P.O.s on the Pension Board so they can rubber stamp duty disability pensions.

The FOP provides the P.O. with an attorney (Tom Pleines) who represents the patrolmen.
The sergeants and lieutenant representatives refused to approve many of these duty disability cases and made them plain disability (only 60% instead of 75%)

This in turn has caused many “pissing matches” between sides.

Buslik does not want to come out and say this because he knows he will open up a can of worms.

3/25/2011 10:21:00 AM  
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3/25/2011 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buslick a captain,take a lesson from John Farrell or Jack Murphy real captains !

3/24/2011 11:08:00 PM Are you nuts? Jack Murphy could not have cared less about the Chicago Police Department. He was never in the district. He mentor was Roger Whalen who only wanted Irish individuals working for him. Buslik actually cared, and did the best he could to run the watch, and treated EVERYONE equally. Murphy was a hack. Thank God his was of doing things is on the way out, hopefully, never to return! I agree that Farrell was a great policeman, not just a good captain. He should not be put in the same category as Murphy.

3/25/2011 04:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure dummies,turn on each other, write tickets over petty crap, alienate other departments; real smart. If you stop an officer and he/she is courteous, presents a star and ID send them on their way. Same goes for Doctors, Nurses, Hospital personnel or any person we have a close working relationship with. Make a friend, we have enough enemies. Oh the media is fair game, aldermen.

3/25/2011 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys always amaze me. You really think it's fair that 11,000+ get the same representation as sgts, lts, and captains? Maybe you need to go take a piss test. You have got to be high on something.

3/25/2011 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Capt. is NOT an exempt rank.

Maybe the Lt's and Capt's should pull out their 3 cents and start their own pension fund. They need us we do not need them. And over my short 30 years they have voted with the city more than once.

3/25/2011 07:17:00 PM  
Blogger Megapundit said...

So, what if a patrolman was up for a Disability Pension and the Captain had a beef against him? I guess Captains never have personal vendetta's against Patrolmen?

Thank God in Massachusetts there is a multi-layered review of disability applications which in my view makes it impossible to get screwed, and almost as impossible for a malingerer to slide through.

3/31/2011 09:04:00 AM  

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