Thursday, March 31, 2011

Kass Fluffs J-Fled

Just a few points about the Kass fluff piece on J-Fled yesterday:
  • When J-Fled was here for three years running the joint, why didn't he call for an independent investigation of the Venecko incident? He was all eager to refer the Cozzi incident to the US Attorney;
  • Whiners? How about legit criticisms leveled here and elsewhere that J-Fled was nothing but a figurehead doing Shortshank's bidding - remember how Masters Masters Masters was assigned as J-Fled's Chief of Staff to make sure J-Fled knew when Daley was on the phone? Can't have a superintendent who wouldn't answer Richie's calls;
  • "Gotta run" and the poor follow-up excuse that he'd be a "distraction" to an ongoing investigation? Truly a notable pile of bullshit in a regime full of bullshit;
  • The "morale survey" that never saw the light of day. Remember that one?
  • Demote and re-promote a cadre of reverend beholden hacks and borderline criminals - these were people who are part and parcel of the "Machine" that Kass holds in such low esteem.
Instead of the roses and rainbows article that was written, how about something a bit more pointed? The comment section is a better read than the end product published.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

A video on you tube that I found hits all of these points!

Youtube:

Mayor Richard Daley Nobody Does It Better

3/31/2011 12:10:00 AM  
Blogger Phil Schitz here said...

A few whiners? What the fuck? Kass, why didn't you ask about the results of the morale survey?

What a shitty column. Fluff job is being nice. Worst Kass piece I ever read.

Phil Schitz

3/31/2011 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this article is the product of several hours' worth of interview, Kass must have phoned this one in.

I checked more than once to see where the REST of the article was.

John, it has already been reported that the union prez told JPWeis it would be okay to wear the uniform. It's already been reported that JPWeis believes he lowered crime in Chicago. It's already been reported that JPWeis thinks only a few malcontents had a problem with him becoming superintendent.

The only 'new' news is that he thinks the Vanecko fiasco should be investigated again. THIS is what you got out of several hours with the guy?

You just inadvertently proved he's nothing but a big bag of hot air. All platitudes, no substance.

3/31/2011 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kass, ask Weis why he didn't STOP wearing the uniform when the rank and file continued to complain about it.

If he's so bright, why couldn't he figure out we'd be happier if he STOPPED WEARING IT?

He can't blame that on the FOP president. He had three whole years to change his mind about wearing the uniform, but he CHOSE to continue to wear it.

3/31/2011 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kass, ask Weis why he, as superintendent of the Chicago Police Dept, didn't request an independent investigation of the Vanecko case WHILE he was superintendent?

If he was truly given free reign to run the department as he saw fit, like he claims, wouldn't a CAPABLE and RESPONSIBLE leader have brought the State Police in while he was still in charge?

But, instead, he whines about it after he leaves.

3/31/2011 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kass, why not ask Weis why he was summarily dumped from the OEMC half of his job after only a couple of months?

You know, the job that justified the exorbitant DOUBLE salary he received for three years.

And why didn't he return half his salary to the good citizens of Chicago, who were ripped off by this arrangement?

3/31/2011 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kass, why didn't you ask Weis where the morale survey disappeared to and why the lieutenant who dared to ask this question was punished with a reassignment?

3/31/2011 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kass, why didn't you ask Weis where his promised redistricting plan is and why he never produced it over three years' time?

3/31/2011 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kass, why didn't you ask Weis how he justified telling most of the top command staff of the Department they were dinosaurs and didn't fit into his plan for the future, when he had no firsthand knowledge of, or contact with, those top individuals in the three weeks he had worked in Chicago?

3/31/2011 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kass, why didn't you ask Weis how (and from whom) he illegally obtained the personnel and complaint investigation files on Officer Cozzi a month BEFORE HE WAS EMPLOYED BY THE CITY, then forwarded them to the FBI?

3/31/2011 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

surprising....kass usually has our backs (as much as his editor lets him at least)

3/31/2011 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kass, why didn't you ask Weis why the hell he's still here in Chicago? Can't he sell the overpriced condo in this market?

3/31/2011 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've reminded other officers over the years:

we get paid as law enforcement to maintain order. The "sheep" can NOT know their grazing fields are dangerous. If they were aware that wolves stalked them from the nearby tree-line, they would not eat. They would cower together, paralyzed by fear, and slaughtered.

We know we are doing our jobs when we read idiots posting comments, attacking the CPD, and as long as the media sidesteps the real issues.

Ignorance is bliss!!

The media will NEVER address the true problem, it would set in motion a panic you reference on this blog. Tourists are kept in the dark regarding the violence in 018. The City is kept in the dark for good reason.

Kass could continue to play softball, OR in the case of J-Fled-- tee ball

3/31/2011 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Whiners" must be the term of the day for the assholes. Daley called America a nation of whiners in his big speech a couple of weeks ago.

That pampered Bridgeport dumb ass is the biggest piece of shit on the planet. And gutless J-Fled only now finds some balls to call for an investigation.

Better late than never, and I hope Shortshanks gets the shaft, but too little too late.

3/31/2011 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huge shit storm brewing in 023!!! The details are beyond stupid and embarrassing. Could be the worst story in 25 plus years. ABC 7 already breaking the story.

3/31/2011 02:21:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

I had a cordial phone conversation with John Kass yesterday afternoon. As you may recall, among other things, Mr. Kass lit a media fire which ultimately resulted in the vindication of the conviction and imprisonment of P.O. Michael Mette in Iowa.

The emphasis of his column was the alleged cover-up of the 2004 Division St. homicide of the 5'5", 140 pound David Koschman by the 6'3", 230 pound Richard J. Vanecko, the mayor's nephew.

Mr. Kass also wrote of the wearing of the CPD uniform by "J-FLED", allegedly with the approval of FOP Lodge 7 President Mark Donahue.

While some of our conversation is CONFIDENTIAL, I can assure all that Mr. Kass is entirely aware that incontrovertible evidence exists that J-Fled (in his own conflicting words) is a LYING COWARD!

3/31/2011 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kass neglected to mention that jfled is a coward.

3/31/2011 03:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: How is it that less than 3-4 weeks after J-Fled left this dept. that we have 2 PO's being arrested for dumb shit. Are we our worst enemy or what?

3/31/2011 04:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Kass, only one word ~ COZZI!!

3/31/2011 05:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Murders jumped up by 71 in Weis first year, according to stats published in the Tribune (from 442 to 513). In his second year there were still 19 more murders than in Cline's last year (461). Finally in 2010, after continuing population decreases, there were a total of 6 fewer than Cline had in 2007 (436). That is real success?

Next, move away from raw numbers and compare per capita murders with both NYC and LA. Chgo could do much better.

3/31/2011 06:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why, for the love of Pete, write an article about punkin' head anyway? He's no longer relevant, and I'm sure the public could care less. Most people probably skipped over the article--who CARES about the ex-supe? I refuse to read it because I don't want to have to reach for the Pepto.

Seriously, why give the guy a platform?

3/31/2011 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um, John, why didn't you ask him why he promoted so many dumbasses?

3/31/2011 06:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: How is it that less than 3-4 weeks after J-Fled left this dept. that we have 2 PO's being arrested for dumb shit. Are we our worst enemy or what?

No, we are our own worst enemy.

This will haunt the CPD for a long time, just like the Abate(sp?) incident. So be prepared to see this in the media for the next couple of weeks.


Oh, and of course this will be brought out and dusted off by the powers that be and the media whores net year when our contract is due to expire

3/31/2011 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-Fled is a pitiful snapshot of what the federal government produces.

3/31/2011 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've read the Kass column a few times now,,,Two hours of a Kass interview, 900 words, 30 seconds of video where anyone can tell Punpkinhead is on the defensive and John Northen's post,,,I am sure that alot more was touched on, and I am sure that for the sake of brevity and clarity, alot of what would interest readers of this blog was left out.

Give us more Kass !

3/31/2011 08:06:00 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

I would hardly call thousands of the men and women of the patrol division "a few whiners"--- I have yet to meet one copper who has any respect for possum head--- thank god he is gone--- kass is pro police and he worries about good barbecue, the mark of a real man.....

3/31/2011 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's gone. It's over. Move on with your life. End this discussion before ya give yerself hypertension!

3/31/2011 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kass is a successful member of the MEDIA species. Chameleons, friendly to all bugs until he is hungry then the tongue comes out and snatches the closest bug. It's not personal sonny, its business.

3/31/2011 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just my humble observation/opinion.

John Kass is for the good guy 99% of the time and is probably one of the last to defend the police despite other media bashers that actually fuel the negative public opinion.
I agree with John Northside (again) that Kass is aware of the true conditions in the CPD.
And while he pitches the truth about the CPD 99% of the time, he's allowed to throw a 'change-up' every so often even if it's a softball pitch to that softball jfled.
We forget that if Kass ran columns about ALL the mishandling and unfair treatment of the CPD, he'd have to talk CPD exclusively every day in his column, just to break the ice.
Then again, that's why we have SCC!
Thanks, John for having our backs when no one else had the brains or balls to say or do... 'the right thing.'

3/31/2011 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I was disappointed on the Kass article. It was a pretty softball interview and Kass allowed Weiss to tell oputright lies unchallenged. NO POLICE chief in the country has autonomy from the mayor, let alone a chief in Chicago under the machine/Daley. However, it did point out how the FOP stuck it to Jody about the uniform issue. Was this intentional??

3/31/2011 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a cordial phone conversation with John Kass yesterday afternoon. As you may recall, among other things, Mr. Kass lit a media fire which ultimately resulted in the vindication of the conviction and imprisonment of P.O. Michael Mette in Iowa.
(...)

While some of our conversation is CONFIDENTIAL, I can assure all that Mr. Kass is entirely aware that incontrovertible evidence exists that J-Fled (in his own conflicting words) is a LYING COWARD!

3/31/2011 02:38:00 AM

Well, yay for you, John. So, you chatted with John Kass. How nice for both of you.

He missed the mark with >this< column. He bought into Weis' self-congratulatory and self-pitying remarks. It was a disappointing article and Kass is better than this.

3/31/2011 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BY commenting on anything Kass writes about only means that you're reading his column which makes him a successful columnist....boycott that asshole...

3/31/2011 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

j-fraud, your 15 minutes is up. Stop pretending you're Elliot Ness. You didn’t do anything outstanding. You blew Dick (Daley) for $310 a year for 3 years. You are nothing but a high prices whore.

You got your huge, repulsive mug in front of a camera more times than the last two Supt's put together. Be happy with that, and your fat check, and LEAVE.


Just go. We don’t give a fuck where, just go anywhere that aint here.

The sad thing is you probably still read this blog.

The even sadder thing is: You were poised to do some good around here. You had the ability to get rid of some of the hacks in command, the incompetent, change things for the better. Guess you blew that one. 5th floor told you who to promote, huh… You got your best buddy shit caned right in the beginning, WOW! Talk about a friend. Next time, pick up the phone. Hell, my kid knows that.

You lied to us. You actually expected for us to believe your bullshit about you having no part in the Cozzi Case. Oh, because we’re just a bunch of “Local Cops”, you expect us to be ignorant? You lied to the public. Do you honestly believe that the few legit citizens that live in paces like 004, 005, 006, 007, 011… think that CRIME IS DOWN? Ask them… They are the ones living in those war zones. They will tell you to that ugly, botox injected face that you are full of shit.

Do you realize, that in your tenure, MORE C.P.D. OFFICERS HAVE BEEN KILLED SINCE THE 1970’s? But that stuff doesn’t bother you, does it? After all, you had great training when the fbi ran out of that building in the south loop, leaving OUR OFFICER there to die. Go ahead and deny it, you showed your true color (yellow) when you san from the shooting in 007. Kind of setting a pattern, huh? Hard to refute that sort of “egregious” behavior.

Do yourself a favor; run away again. Run the fuck away from here, the faster, the better.

3/31/2011 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The issue with the uniform that bothers me is that Weis stated from the beginning that he will only wear it for graduations and unfortunately funerals. That was a lie as he wore to the dumbest of events, the day to day stuff.

And this is also the douche that would wear the offical zip up sweater with jeans. Or cargo pants, sweater and an under armour shirt (no police shirt).

That, Weis, is what pisses us off. If you want to play the police and look cute, then get the darn uniform correct.

3/31/2011 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kass has always been pro police, big time. My guess is that the editor was involved...

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

And the pics with the article ... JFled is just so damn ugly. Man oh man!

3/31/2011 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why the fuck is JFail still in town?

3/31/2011 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know that John is allegedly a friend of the police in general, but what a waste that piece was. And when he was interviewed on Channel 9 about the article he sounded even more like a Daley/Weis company man. He did not come across on TV well. When forced to answer questions, he did not sound very articulate. Maybe he's the type that should be read and not heard.

3/31/2011 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KaSS is an 姧. An inconsistent one at that. One day we're heroes, the next zeroes. Whatever moves papers, he's all for it. If the fluffing is fit to print, he'll clip on a bib in a sprint.

3/31/2011 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a shitty column. Fluff job is being nice. Worst Kass piece I ever read.

Phil Schitz

3/31/2011 12:18:00 AM




apparently, you never worked at a bowling alley.

3/31/2011 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You just inadvertently proved he's nothing but a big bag of hot air. All platitudes, no substance.

3/31/2011 12:29:00 AM




inadvertently?

3/31/2011 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

surprising....kass usually has our backs (as much as his editor lets him at least)

3/31/2011 12:56:00 AM




you're getting warmer......

3/31/2011 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-Fled stated on Channel 11 last night that Donahue said; it was ok to wear our uniform on special occassions. He knew that we where against him wearing our uniform that we EARNED. He diffently is a MORON. An real a PINOCCHIO.

3/31/2011 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous asked @ 4:46AM "How is it that less than 3-4 weeks after J-Fled left this dept. that we have 2 PO's being arrested for dumb shit. Are we our worst enemy or what?"

The presence or absence of J-Fled has nothing to do with this. Not to presume anything in this particular case (sexual assault allegation) but in ANY segment of society you can count on there being a small percentage of sociopaths. Anyone who believes that law enforcement or any other profession is immune needs to get a huge dose of reality and come back down to earth. If they can explain being out of their district, allegedly leaving bits and pieces of uniform and a cellphone with the victim, more power to them. If they can't, well...



3/31/2011 04:46:00 AM

3/31/2011 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why didn't Kass ask him how he felt his policies and lack of leadership contributed to the loss of nine Chicago Police Officers killed in the line of duty, when during Cline's longer tenure only one officer was murdered and that was off duty?

3/31/2011 03:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KaSS is an 姧. An inconsistent one at that. One day we're heroes, the next zeroes. Whatever moves papers, he's all for it. If the fluffing is fit to print, he'll clip on a bib in a sprint.

3/31/2011 01:07:00 PM



put that on a postcard, then mail it to yourself.

3/31/2011 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's gone. It's over. Move on with your life. End this discussion before ya give yerself hypertension!

3/31/2011 08:37:00 AM

Hey goofball, kiss my ass!

J-FLED apparently laid low for the month since his last day as the superintendent, but all of a sudden he pops up in the public forum and tries to rewrite history.

There was no chatter about him until the goof shows up in a scum-times interview complete with a picture of his huge head and, on the same day, he is interviewed live on Channel 11's Chicago Tonight program.

He started with the nonesense, bullshit and the chatter in the public forum, not us. He should just crawl back into his hole.

Oh, and remember when shanks and J-FLED both talked of all the offers of employment jumping into J-FLED's boat. Well, last evening he made no mention of the offers and told Phil Ponce he had lines in the water. Sounds like the fish were never jumping and have now headed out to sea. Smart fish.

Remember Bill Cozzi!

And FY J-FLED, you coward!

And, John Northen, you are the man that proved J-FLED to be a coward! I salute you, sir!

3/31/2011 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

Pay close attention to call back...several Officers getting reinstated! Looks like someone is on the ball about this!!

Welcome back Officers!! We have missed you!!

3/31/2011 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Murders jumped up by 71 in Weis first year, according to stats published in the Tribune (from 442 to 513). In his second year there were still 19 more murders than in Cline's last year (461). Finally in 2010, after continuing population decreases, there were a total of 6 fewer than Cline had in 2007 (436). That is real success?

Next, move away from raw numbers and compare per capita murders with both NYC and LA. Chgo could do much better.

3/31/2011 06:21:00 AM

Ok, who let brett from predictive analytics in here.

3/31/2011 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very disappointed in Kass! He is are only hope!!!

3/31/2011 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey northside....you were a flash in the pan against a common enemy, yay for your efforts as short as they fell...you lit a fire and stood back, poking it every once in awhile, mostly to keep your own notoriety.....WE GET IT, JFLED IS A FUCKING COWARD(something I guarantee you never told him to his face) he is THANKFULLY gone, the failed experiment is over, do us a favor and give it a rest already!

3/31/2011 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

donahue WAnTED to suck weis's cock, but the rank and file just would not let him do it. article does suck, but is on point about lowlife donahue.

3/31/2011 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:44 PM

Don't underestimate Northen. Once he sinks his teeth into a case, he won't let go. Knowing him, he would love to have Weis in an interrogation room all to himself. I would not be surprised if it ended up with the coward fessing up and crying like a bitch.

John did a great job taking the coward as far as he possibly could in this corrupt city. How could he have done better? We'd like to see John Kass expose the POS to the public.

If I was a bad guy, Northen would be the last copper I'd want on my case. Great job, Northside.

4/01/2011 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:01 am

You are on target about Northside. He would get John Wayne Gacy to confess to teen serial murders using all his Oscar winning trickery. I worked with him a few times. What an education. Say what you want, he was the best dick I've ever known.

4/01/2011 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The media will NEVER address the true problem, it would set in motion a panic you reference on this blog. Tourists are kept in the dark regarding the violence in 018. The City is kept in the dark for good reason."

Yeah, that's one way to put it.

4/02/2011 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like John Kass.

This article is a waste of newsprint. Kass could have done a lot, lot better.

I'm not perfect and neither is Kass. 'Neither are any of you monkey biters.

Give the guy a break.

Buck Naked
(Not a cop)

4/02/2011 04:12:00 PM  

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