Thursday, May 05, 2011

Anita Says "No"

  • After calling for an investigation of how the Chicago Police Department handled David Kosch­man’s homicide, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez now is blocking county Inspector General Patrick Blanchard from investigating how her office handled the case involving Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko, a nephew of Mayor Daley and William Daley, President Obama’s chief of staff.

    Blanchard sought to investigate the state’s attorney’s office after reports in the Chicago Sun-Times revealed that the prosecutor’s office has been unable to find any paperwork on the 7-year-old case — even though a top prosecutor determined there wasn’t enough evidence to warrant filing criminal charges against Vanecko.

    “When this came to light, I thought it would be appropriate for our office to open an inquiry,” Blanchard said. “But the state’s attorney’s office rejected our request to open an inquiry, which would have meant interviews and document requests.”

Golly. Everyone else can call for an inquiry of the investigation up to and including the point that the phone calls were made to Felony Review, but the minute the focus leaves blaming the police department, a magical brick wall appears and stops things in their tracks. The excuse "it wasn't in writing" is bullshit and smells like bullshit and the other excuse claiming the county, which funds Anita's office, isn't able to be investigated by it's own oversight committee is ludicrous. Anita doesn't want anything interfering with that rumored federal judgeship.

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117 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

gee, what happened to openness, honesty, transparency, dedication to the rule of law?.....Ms. Anita?

5/05/2011 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh great, the rest of us citizens of Chicago and Illinois are unarmed thanks to Daley.

Daley requests bodyguard detail after leaving office

MICHAEL SNEED

sneed@suntimes.com
Last Modified: May 5, 2011 12:16AM

Bodyguard brouhaha?

Sneed has learned Mayor Daley is requesting a retinue of at least three — around the clock — Chicago Police bodyguards from his mayoral security detail to accompany him into the private sector!

† Sneed also hears whispers Mayor Daley, who retires May 16, wants two vehicles at his disposal; one for himself — and one for his wife, Maggie.

5/05/2011 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's a fraud, but the real story of the day is that Mike Masters is the new head of Cook County's Homeland Security (gag)!

5/05/2011 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The feds should step in and put anita in her place! Where has Patrick Fitzgerald been since barry obama took office? The silence is deafening!

5/05/2011 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: GREAT read....


http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/news/local/ct-met-kass-0505-20110505,0,1769462,full.column

5/05/2011 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Quinn plan would limit workers comp

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/news/local/chibrknews-quinn-plan-would-limit-workers-comp-20110505,0,6238338.story


A plan by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to reform the state's workers compensation system now appears to include a requirement that a worker would not receive benefits for an injury if it was not incurred on the job.


This State would rather give shit away to those that haven't worked for what they are given.

Quit your job, go on unemployment and collect SSI.

5/05/2011 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the days of CPD taken the blame for skyrocketing crime should be coming to an end. We should start making the CCSAO accountable for how many S.O.L's and Nolle Prose they use in the branch courts. We should bring this up at the beat meetings and get the people involved. I think the average citizen would be appauled by what overworked state's attorney's office gets away with. I talked to a Crestwood cop about the differences of their branch courts and ours in the city. 2.5 grams of weed doesn't get tossed by the state when the case is called, unless u are in the city. All this shows is that is no consequence for getting arrested. The only time there is any is when u get charged with a felony. FUck the CCSAO. Lets not let them get away with the bullshit they have been pulling for decades. Overworked my ass.

5/05/2011 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Illinois withdraws from federal immigration program

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/news/local/ct-met-state-dream-act-0505-20110504,0,2029177.story

Quinn's office on Wednesday sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security declaring the state's formal withdrawal from Secure Communities, a federal deportation program that targets hardened criminals but has also been used against illegal immigrants arrested for misdemeanor crimes.

Who voted for this jag???

5/05/2011 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Alvarez should be arrested for Officail Misconduct and Obstruction Of Justice.

5/05/2011 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets finally get rid of Felony Review

5/05/2011 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

one can only wish for the Feds to investigate this coverup. Mark Kirk, you're a Republican, please ask USDOJ to investigate!

we won't get anywhere with the Dems in the Congressional delegation.

5/05/2011 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure... it's all fun and games till someone gets investigated!

5/05/2011 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous The Crystal Ball Unit said...

I could have predicted this!

5/05/2011 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous AWESOME NEWS said...

This sure is awesome news if you're a murderer and related to the Daley Crime Family. It proves that the status quo will be followed and all is right with the underworld.

5/05/2011 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More cover up! All the more reason to have this investigated properly. How the hell are they getting away with this? A kid was murdered by a connected jag, and he gets away with it? Everyone should be enraged by this and not let this investigation die until the truth is uncovered. This is a travesty of justice for the kids family and the state of Illinois.

5/05/2011 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous It's All Legit said...

If it was really legit, Alverez would get to the Federal court as a DEFENDANT and not a judge!

5/05/2011 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do remember a police officer who defended himself off duty and only broke a asshole's nose, deservingly, and unfortunately had to do a few months but this guy kills someone and it doesn't even make it to court all?! Its bs over and over of not what you know but WHO you know!!

5/05/2011 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

apparently......it's much easier to investigate, and indict, a police sergeant for slapping some mope, than it is to investigate, and indict, a relative of the mayor and the ruling class; looks like justice, integrity, and character stop at the door of the democratic party

5/05/2011 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This story is getting old. I'l repeat what I said in an earlier post.

Not only were the line-ups negative, but the witnesses POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED a filler as the offender. The line-up was even stacked in favor of the offedner because Police Officers were used as fillers. Who knows, the line-ups may have even been thrown out in a motion from the defense.

Right then and there, the case is fucked.

Second, Jagoff refused to make a statement (confession) which, as we all know, he has the right to do.

This case is now officially dead. No charges will ever be approved by an ASA.

But the case was still presented to the State who chose to rejected charges. They could have easily C.I.'d it which would have thrown it back to us, but they didn't... so that is on them.

It's a shame the Sun Times continues to run with this non- story while leaving their comment section open for every idiot to rant against the CPD with idiotic conspiracy theories.

5/05/2011 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greased palms.

5/05/2011 09:22:00 AM  
Blogger Phil Schitz here said...

OH! OH! It looks like Carol Marin is going to have a column about this latest revelation! A lot lot of guys rip Marin as a police hater; she's not. Marin goes after the stench of a story and this case has a stink to it.

For you Carol Marin haters out there, the politicians are stalling this investigation. At least Marin can keep this story warm.

5/05/2011 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even before she was elected, everyone knew she was not pro-police and she had some very shady conections. So the bad guys got here in.

5/05/2011 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok so who is going to run against her with all of the non-sense she has been doing????????

How about the Lt. that was running for 45th Ward Alderman! I think he would me a GREAT canndiate.

5/05/2011 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT FOP better get organized and notify citizens of chicago that shortshanks wants a 3 person 24 hr a day body guard detail & 2 cars
this is the man that doesn't think our wives and family members deserve to carry a gun to protect themselves from rape , robbery and murder in his sanctuary city
remember his pension $180,000 a year , let him put a blue light camera with live feeds to oemc in front and back of his house
let's speak up on this issue new FOP President , this is total BS
1 police car for the entire Beverly area , that is usually handling calls east of longwood drive and this man wants armed police body guards on the back of tax payers , spend your own $$ buy a car and learn to drive
come on Mayor Elect Rahm , you cannot permit this to happen

5/05/2011 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI to the new Supt:

DUI, sex assault charges filed after fatal bus wreck in Streeterville

Only in the Cook County criminal justice system do you have to commit a second crime in order to be found/taken into custody on another crime.

The only thing keeping the streets from utter and complete chaos is the patrol officer. After that, it's anyone's guess.


---not a cop

5/05/2011 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course they have to stop. The IG is not allowed to investigate aldermen in chicago and they are not allowed to investigate the ASA's office in cook county.

The chicago city council has had how many aldermen arrested in the past twenty years? That makes it one of the most corrupt governmental bodies in the state.

And the cook county judicial system would have been COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN after Operation Greylord or the corruption found there among judges and lawyers making it the most corrupt judicial body.

There is no justice here. If you want justice in cook county, you have to make it for yourself. That's a fact.

5/05/2011 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous ISP Sgt said...

I'd like to say my office is planting bugs in her office...

but I'm not allowed to reveal that info.

5/05/2011 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the Felony File kept at the Area Detective's Unit ? This file is kept with the General Progress Reports, case reports, medical records, and any other investigative reports to assist in the investigation. The Felony Review also keeps a Felony File on an on-going investigation and when rejects charges requests further investigation for the approval of the charges. What is going here with the ASA Office ? The facts should tell the truth but the facts are being withheld.

5/05/2011 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shes unbelieveable. She requested and approved an investigation into the CPD handling on the incident, but then stonewalls and refuses an investigation on how her office handled the investigation, to say nothing about the missing files

5/05/2011 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Daleys son Patrick was young,he would get brought to the 18th District for stupid drunken things and immedietly realeased no prints or booking.

5/05/2011 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Alphonse Capone said...

Hey...!!! Fughett-Aboutt it...!!! It's the "Chicago way...!!"

5/05/2011 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

THE FUNNY THING ABOUT THIS IS THE POLICE DEPARTMENT COULD DO THE SAME THING WITH ALL THOSE GHETTO RATS THAT BEEF.

WHEN THEY PUT THE BEEF IN THEY COULD JUST GIVE OUT A FORM LETTER TELLING THEM THE CASE IS CLOSED AND THE REPORTS STATES WHAT HAPPENED.

BUT NO
WE COLLECT ALL SORT OF INFO ON CITY TIME AND GIVE IT TO LAWYERS FREE.

5/05/2011 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck you alvarez. Hope you wind up in an orange jumpsuit in a cage.

5/05/2011 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, she's saying that her office lost the Koschmann file and there's a mountain of questions about this but she's saying her office can't be investigated. But she doesn't have a problem launching an investigation on the CPD's handling of the case.

Yes, I do believe we can now call this a cover up.

5/05/2011 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blocking of this info is illegal and is Official Misconduct on the part of Alvarez. Typical Crookago-Crook County corruption.

5/05/2011 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This entire incident just gets worse and stinks more. I heard the two lead detectives on the case ended up with great govt. jobs after retirement?

5/05/2011 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic: read the Tribune editorial about Madigan and pensions. The handwriting is on the wall and things will change for those still working. The proposed 401 K with a 6% backing from the city is one of those plans. They intend to let the courts decide if this changes is constitutional.

5/05/2011 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Politics? or Fear of what they might find! She's nothing but a political croney of Daley and hand picked, nobody runs for ANY office without his approval. Got to protect his family at all cost!

5/05/2011 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and in the meanwhile, departing Mayor Daley apparently wants the taxpayers to provide him with not only protection, but free automobiles as well.

Mayor Daley: Keeping bodyguards after leaving office ‘appropriate’

BY FRAN SPIELMAN

May 5, 2011 1:49PM

"Mayor Daley on Thursday defended his request to continue using Chicago Police officers as bodyguards after he leaves office — a courtesy that former Mayor Jane Byrne never received and considers unnecessary.

“There’s been threats all through my career. …The safety of my family comes first,” said Daley, who leaves office on May 16.

“I’ve been mayor for 22 years and my wife has made a commitment [to the city]. … Former mayors received security appropriately. … It’s appropriate for every former mayor. Yes, it’s always appropriate.”

"Daley refused to comment on reports that he had requested a pair of vehicles in political retirement —one for himself, the other for his wife, Maggie, who is battling breast cancer and remains hospitalized with flu-like symptoms.

"Pressed on whether he had requested around-the-clock protection, Daley said, “No, no. I didn’t say that. The police department will handle that — not me.”

http://www.suntimes.com/news/
metro/5201760-417/mayor-
daley-keeping-bodyguards-
after-leaving-office-appropriate.html

Uh -- the guy doesn't work here anymore. He's filthy rich, too. He can afford his own security guards and automobiles. Don't the taxpayers get to say something?

How about "Take a hike?"

5/05/2011 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --

Governor Quinn Does Not Want "Secure Communities" In Illinois

Illinois Drops "Immigrant" Screening Program

By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press

6:00 p.m. CDT, May 4, 2011

CHICAGO—

"Illinois will pull out of a controversial federal program that automatically checks the immigration status of arrestees, Gov. Pat Quinn announced Wednesday, making Illinois one of the first states to take a stance against the so-called "Secure Communities" program.

"Quinn sent U.S. Immigration and Customs and Enforcement a letter Wednesday saying Illinois is withdrawing over concerns of a "flawed" program that hasn't fulfilled its original mission.

"Under Secure Communities, the FBI shares fingerprints with the Department of Homeland Security's records so that whenever someone is arrested their immigration status is checked automatically. The idea was to remove individuals convicted of serious crimes who are living in the U.S. illegally. ICE has worked aggressively to expand the program, which is in effect in more than 1,200 jurisdictions in 42 states..."

http://www.chicagotribune.
com/news/chi-ap-il-fingerprintingimm,
0,6075609.story

Save our valuable criminals! We don't have enough here as it is. This is also the perfect move in light of the increased threat of terrorism in the wake of the bin Laden elimination.

Pat Quinn is an enemy of the people.

5/05/2011 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The WHOLE investigation should be looked into. EVERYONE that had a hand in this botched ordeal should be put to the test & punished if it is found to have been a cover-up. Anita's office included.

5/05/2011 03:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is it true masters masters masters is now a county DHS dude. We are in toruble

5/05/2011 03:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just heard on 890 am that MM is to head some homeland security office. Wtf?

5/05/2011 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What else would you expect from these ass-hats?

It was just announced that Masters, Masters, Masters has been given the job as head Cook Counties Homeland Security Department.

I guess he landed on his feet.

5/05/2011 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Screw this already. The Cook County Inspector? And he has to go looking outside his own floor to drum up business? Hey, Inspector, there's a hospital over there that would keep you busy for years. You ought to know.

The Vanecko case should not and will never be charged, because the case sucks.

Get over it.

5/05/2011 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't know how to send you an email but you might want to check out that Masters was named Director of Homeland Security for Cook County.

5/05/2011 03:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT.

Per Charles Thomas, reporter for WLS Channel 7 News at 4:00 PM, rmd is asking for a CPD security detail for himself, the missus and the family to guard them all after he leaves office and it seems his request will be granted by Rahm. That sawed-off pos rmd should not get anything from the taxpayers other than a kick in the ass.

5/05/2011 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“We have not received any official communication from the Cook County inspector general regarding any investigation or any official request for an investigation from that agency”.

But Cook County Inspector General Patrick Blanchard said he had “several meetings” with top Alvarez staffers — including her chief-of-staff, Dan Kirk — and they told him he doesn’t have the legal authority to investigate the state’s attorney’s office.

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

No problem!

Put it IN WRITING and make THEM refuse IN WRITING. Otherwise YOU look like the dummy!

5/05/2011 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous This Is Why I Do Almost Nothing said...

Just another reason to give the people of this fair city what they want from their police department...AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE.

The citizenry voted these pathetic motherf***ers into office, then wonder why they constantly get it stuck in their collective butt.

The police everywhere are constantly middled in this whole existence, the perfect whipping boys regardless of which side is more to blame. We are the bad guys regardless of the outcome of any given scenario. "The POLICE botched/covered-up this case because Vanecko's related to mayor Daley." "The POLICE shoulda/coulda done it differently/better."....ad nauseum...

While we can't have any kind of organized work action/slowdown, I will continue to be one of many to encourage laying down unless it involves family, friends, co-workers, good neighbors etcetera. The majority of society has made it abundantly clear what they think of us...now it's time to let them wallow in the consequences of their misguided and misplaced hatred of the police. The police being the same people they'll be calling to save their pathetic asses when the shit hits the fan.

Until the status quo is voted out and the police can be the police again, you folks are on your own. Sorry, but it's all about me now.

And "Anita Says "No"" won't really mean s**t when thousands and thousands of coppers figure out how to apply that same, simple word when it comes to proactivity, generating revenue and overall work performance.

The liberals have made their proverbial bed. Time for them to get in it.

5/05/2011 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If members of SEAL Team 6 say they shot bin Laden .....thats good enough for me! Next!

5/05/2011 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical. Lord knows we need more idiot judges.

5/05/2011 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Masters land the director of county homeland security job at 160k per year

5/05/2011 05:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT-
And so it begins...Norma Daley hired by Rahm to head some useless dept. How's that idea that things will change?

5/05/2011 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley to get 3 bodyguards and 2 cars at his disposal for infinity. What a pig--let him hire someone with that fat pension he's raking in! WTF!!!!!! Who are the chosen 3?

5/05/2011 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT--

Hey Obama. Get away from the hole in the ground in New York, leave the firemen and police there alone, and quit endangering the SEALs "by wanting to thank them" for your personal political aggrandizement.

You had nothing to do with September 11, and next to nothing to do with bin Laden's elimination, which just happened to work out on your watch.

A real class act would have said NOT A WORD and simply let Pakistan make a puzzled-sounding announcement, once they had picked through the debris and figured out that something untoward had occurred.

Quit milkin' it.

You are NOTHING but a politician -- "an empty vessel into which the nation pours its hopes and dreams," as it were.

I'll pass. You can keep the T-shirt, too.

5/05/2011 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IMAGINE WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF VENECKO WAS THE ONE WHO DIED?

5/05/2011 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, don't we have a fed hanging around town?

Maybe he can alert his fed buddies like he did with Bill Cozzi.

5/05/2011 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blame it on Daley's circle of crime which includes Potus

5/05/2011 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everybody wants something (aspirations)and will sell/trade their soul for it. After all; that's politics.

5/05/2011 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sprfld rumors; Anita wants the Fed judge and Tom dart wants States Att out of spite

5/05/2011 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: RIP Alvin Weems.

A Chicago police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man on a CTA train platform in 2003 was found dead today at his West Side home in what authorities suspect is a suicide.

Alvin Weems, 51, was found dead at his home in the 4900 block of West Crystal Street, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The office, citing preliminary details, said Weems shot and killed himself, but an official cause of death won’t be determined until an autopsy is performed on his body Friday.

In March 2003, 23-year-old Michael Pleasance was shot in the head on the 95th Street CTA Red Line station. At the time, police officials contended Pleasance struggled with Weems and tried to take away his gun. But a year and a half later, the judge in the Pleasance family’s civil lawsuit ordered the release of the CTA security camera video.

The Police Department then revised its story and said Pleasance was approaching Weems, as if to attack him. But the video showed no contact was made before Weems opened fire.

In a December 2006 deposition, Weems admitted he did not fear for his life when he shot Pleasance, and did not believe the shooting was justified. But Weems also stated the shooting wasn’t intentional.

A jury awarded Pleasance’s family $12.5 million in December 2007, but an appellate court overturned that award in 2009. In March, the City Council’s Finance Committee recommended that $3 million be paid to Pleasance’s family.

5/05/2011 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --

So much going on, I forgot -- it's Cinco de Mayo.

DUI and party time in the Sanctuary City -- where "Secure Communities" are anathema. (Boy, what kind of an idiot governor would RUN to get himself on the wrong side of the fence on THAT program? "Pat Quinn voted AGAINST 'Secure Communities!'")

Be extra careful.

5/05/2011 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The parasite Daley family just can't operate without having it's greasy paws in the taxpayer's pocket. Now we have to supply gaggle of thieves with guards and cars at city expense, of course, apparently forever.

5/05/2011 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And he dances away with $2 million and $184,000 pension and Nora becomes a "cultural consultant" and patrick, "war hero", who really never served is there for the pomp amd circumstance at the City council. When will jhe get a "job!" Disgusting for us peasants.

5/05/2011 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need someone to run against her. How about lt. Gadarrio.

5/05/2011 06:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is not now nor has it ever been a chargeable case.

5/05/2011 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand the disappointment in Alvarez; however, the cover-up was launched during the tenure of one of Irelands favorite sons, Richard Devine.

5/05/2011 07:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

RIP Officer Weems, the demons are silent now.

from Chicago Tribune

Officer sued in 2003 fatal shooting found dead

A Chicago police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man on a CTA train platform in 2003 was found dead today at his West Side home in what authorities suspect is a suicide.

Alvin Weems, 51, was found dead at his home in the 4900 block of West Crystal Street, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The office, citing preliminary details, said Weems shot and killed himself, but an official cause of death won’t be determined until an autopsy is performed on his body Friday.
---


Everybody loses here, this job is no cakewalk. Please ask for help if you are feeling boxed in and think there is no way out. There is always help available. Always.

5/05/2011 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anite should be jailed for "contempt and conspiracy'!

Da Pelon

5/05/2011 07:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Preckwinkle's Toejam said...

Masters lands at Cook County, Yep Preckwinkle, great job !

5/05/2011 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) SCC Chicago Police officer Weems committed suicide prayers for the officer and his family RIP Office!
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/news/local/chibrknews-officer-sued-in-2003-fatal-shooting-found-dead-20110505,0,859147.story

5/05/2011 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"DUI, sex assault charges filed after fatal bus wreck in Streeterville"

--5/05/2011 10:06:00 AM

Yeah, talk about having things come unglued all of a sudden...

May 5, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) --

"A man charged with DUI in a crash that killed a woman in Streeterville Tuesday also faces charges in an unrelated case involving child sex abuse.

"David Soto, 47, of the 8600-block of West Berwyn, is charged with aggravated DUI after the bus he was driving struck and killed a woman in Streeterville. Justyna Palka, 27, was killed Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the 500-block of North Columbus Drive. Soto was driving the tour bus that struck her, police say.

"A statement from the Chicago Police Department states during the traffic investigation they learned Soto was wanted "in connection to an investigation of sex offenses involving children." In that unrelated case, Soto faces one count of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim under the age of 13.

"In court Thursday prosecutors said Soto admitted to making a right turn onto Columbus as Palka was crossing but said he didn't see anyone. Prosecutors said Soto stopped after hearing two thumping sounds and called 911. Prosecutors also said he had cocaine in his system.

"Prosecutors requested no bail for Soto due to his history and an outstanding issue. In 1982, he was convicted for the attempted rape of a 17-year-old. In 1993, he was convicted for aggravated sexual assault of a 6-year-old relative. And in 2009, Chicago police issued an alert for Soto due to allegations of sexually abusing an 8-year-old and 6-year-old in 2008..."

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8113612

Oh. Is that what you call an "issue" today? (pfft)

5/05/2011 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do remember a police officer who defended himself off duty and only broke a asshole's nose, deservingly, and unfortunately had to do a few months but this guy kills someone and it doesn't even make it to court all?! Its bs over and over of not what you know but WHO you know!!

5/05/2011 09:10:00 AM
Look at what happened to BILL COZZI! What a corrupt justice system! If his name was vanecko or daley a murder means nothing!

5/05/2011 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Just got the news that one of our own took his life today and i need to say this: I worked with him briefly and did not know him well, and for that I am sincerely sorry. He came to our unit "with baggage" and i never tried very hard to get to know him. It was much easier to just avoid him. He had been involved in an on duty incident some years ago, and i fear the continuous backlash of that day played a major part in his decision.

We should not ostracize our own - but we do, and I intend to make a serious effort to change. I can only hope and pray that AW is at peace now. God knows i didn't do much to give it to him while he was here. I am truly sorry for his family.

5/05/2011 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Feds won't do anyhting because Venecko's Godfather sits next to Obama in the Oval Office. We can only hope there is going to be a Judgement Day and Mr. Venecko will have to answer to the Big Guy.

5/05/2011 07:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This story is getting old. ... It's a shame the Sun Times continues to run with this non- story...

5/05/2011 09:18:00 AM


The reason the Sun-Times, and everyone else "continues to run with this" is VERY obvious...

~ A man is DEAD and the actions of the Mayors' nephew were part of the circumstances involved;

~ Everyone involved keeps acting guilty;

~ Agencies don't want to investigate or BE investigated,

~ The CCSAO's file disappeared for chrisake!


NOPE! Nothing NEWSWORTHY or SUSPICIOUS here!

DUH!

5/05/2011 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the mother of the victim filing a federal wrongful death suit. Maybe that would bring out the facts in this case. It is so hard to see this Daley munchkin get off free.

5/05/2011 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the top:
Holder is trying to stonewall the release of his & DOJ involvement in " Project Gunrunner " in which illegal purchases of firearms in the US were allowed, knowing the final destination was to the drug cartels in Mexico. this resulted in the death of two LEO.
Quinn withdraws from FED program that provides for the deportation of FELONS & other assorted illegal's.
Anita won't cooperate w/ the Cook County Inspector General...Emmanuel gives Shortshanks daughter a job...rev'runs & ethnic Aldercrooks complain there are not enough blacks on Emmanuels appointments...the fuckery continues.

5/05/2011 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IMAGINE WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF VENECKO WAS THE ONE WHO DIED?

5/05/2011 05:14:00 PM

Ain't that the fucking truth.

5/05/2011 07:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

† Sneed also hears whispers Mayor Daley, who retires May 16, wants two vehicles at his disposal; one for himself — and one for his wife, Maggie.

5/05/2011 07:22:00 AM

Not asking for too much is he? This bodyguard shit needs to end. But a fucking car and pay for gas like everyone else.

---not a cop

5/05/2011 07:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If members of SEAL Team 6 say they shot bin Laden .....thats good enough for me! Next!

5/05/2011 04:46:00 PM


On a related note, why don't we have SEAL Team 6 investigate THIS case?

I'll bet they can get to the truth!

5/05/2011 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT.

Per Charles Thomas, reporter for WLS Channel 7 News at 4:00 PM, rmd is asking for a CPD security detail for himself, the missus and the family to guard them all after he leaves office and it seems his request will be granted by Rahm. That sawed-off pos rmd should not get anything from the taxpayers other than a kick in the ass.

5/05/2011 04:16:00 PM

Him, his wife AND his family? WTF? What does he think he is, fucking royalty?

5/05/2011 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tenure of one of Irelands favorite sons, Richard Devine.


Really Irish??? Good god lacking in brains.

5/05/2011 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew a woman who had a 21yr old son, who with his friends get into a road rage incident with another carload of young men, everyone involved in the fight were white. At some point this guy finds a 2x4 and whacks another guy in the noggin. That act of Agg. Batttery cost him a 3 yr prison sentence down in Centralia.
Now, this 'nobody' gets a mandatory sentence, but Familias Daley gets a pass....twice.
City, County, State and Country is lost.
Let's hope We the People can start by getting rid of that bum in the White House and all his Chicago influence.
Then Justice will be served.

5/05/2011 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It is not now nor has it ever been a chargeable case."

5/05/2011 06:48:00 PM

why not charge, and let the case go through the system?
"we lost the file"
"my dog ate my homework"
"r/o has no knowledge"
"let's continue to hire and promote based on political clout"
"let's investigate and charge, based on clout and influence"
McCarthy's chances of improving the CPD are about equal to a snowball in hell....

5/05/2011 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Is Biden this stupid? Outing the SEALS? What an asshole senile fuck!
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tobyharnden/100086416/joe-biden-opens-his-mouth-about-us-navy-seals/

5/05/2011 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess Daley is a king and we are all his peasants who will pay our over priced taxes in order to keep him and his queen in the style they are accustomed to.

5/05/2011 08:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

† Sneed also hears whispers "Mayor Daley, who retires May 16, wants two vehicles at his disposal; one for himself — and one for his wife, Maggie.

5/05/2011 07:22:00 AM

Not asking for too much is he? This bodyguard shit needs to end. But a fucking car and pay for gas like everyone else."

amen, brother.....what a pompous, arrogant, self-centered fool....but, what else to expect from one of the most corrupt municipal administrations in modern times....

5/05/2011 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard today that FOP is supporting a bill that was in Springfield on the house floor for the use of Medical Marijuana. If that's the case why? FOP says they won't use resources to make a comment on any Conceal Carry Legislation yet they come out and support Medical Marijuana. The majority of the FOP membership, seems to be in favor of Conceal Carry and FOP say's they don't want to use resources to support the bill yet they support Medical Marijuana? How can this be FOP? You use resources to Support Medical Marijuana but not Conceal Carry. FOP needs to be accountable to the Membership of what they are doing in Springfield.

5/05/2011 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This story is getting old. ... It's a shame the Sun Times continues to run with this non- story...

5/05/2011 09:18:00 AM


The reason the Sun-Times, and everyone else "continues to run with this" is VERY obvious...

~ A man is DEAD and the actions of the Mayors' nephew were part of the circumstances involved;

~ Everyone involved keeps acting guilty;

~ Agencies don't want to investigate or BE investigated,

~ The CCSAO's file disappeared for chrisake!


NOPE! Nothing NEWSWORTHY or SUSPICIOUS here!

DUH!

5/05/2011 07:30:00 PM

Someone, somewhere, knows the truth from beginning to end. There are always silent witnesses to a cover up. Always. And the truth ALWAYS comes out eventually. It may take awhile, but it always comes out somehow someway. It's just the way it is. Count on it.

5/05/2011 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quinn's office on Wednesday sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security declaring the state's formal withdrawal from Secure Communities, a federal deportation program that targets hardened criminals but has also been used against illegal immigrants arrested for misdemeanor crimes.

Who voted for this jag???

5/05/2011 08:21:00 AM

Whoa, wait a minute. The State is telling the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT?

What's wrong with THIS picture?

5/05/2011 08:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Hey Obama. Get away from the hole in the ground in New York, leave the firemen and police there alone, and quit endangering the SEALs "by wanting to thank them" for your personal political aggrandizement.

You had nothing to do with September 11, and next to nothing to do with bin Laden's elimination, which just happened to work out on your watch.

A real class act would have said NOT A WORD and simply let Pakistan make a puzzled-sounding announcement, once they had picked through the debris and figured out that something untoward had occurred.

Quit milkin' it.

You are NOTHING but a politician -- "an empty vessel into which the nation pours its hopes and dreams," as it were.

I'll pass. You can keep the T-shirt, too.'

YOU need to shut your pie hole, sir. The President ok'd the mission that brought this international terrorist to justice. If he wants to take a victory lap, he's entitled. He got the job done. There will be other challenges for him to meet in the future, maybe sooner than you think. You can judge him on those as those challenges arise, but if he wants to go to Ground Zero and have a celebration, he and the New Yorkers who lived through that nightmare are more than entitled to do so.

5/05/2011 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC
Thanks to ISP trooper who backed me up on traffic stop this afternoon on Belmont.

5/05/2011 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'She's a fraud, but the real story of the day is that Mike Masters is the new head of Cook County's Homeland Security (gag)!'

And you know Rahm petitioned Preckwinkle to do it.
Shameful, all around. The taxpayers shouldn't forget this come the next CCB Presidential election. Preckwinkle also made room for a female alderman who lost re-election. For someone who ran on the
platform of being a 'reformer' she's starting to look
an awful lot like the Toddler.
Masters was a complete disgrace as the de-facto 2nd in command of the CPD during his 2+ years in that position; a man who singlehandedly set the CPD back at least 6 to 10 years, by most estimates. The only good thing about his new job is that no City employees will have anything to do with soon-to-be former mayor Daley's ball warmer.

5/05/2011 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

screw ex-mayor daley and his request for pa body guard detail!!!

5/05/2011 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Reform" around here means you get your pay and pension cut while Daley gets a fat pension and a security detail so his former employees don't take him out and hang him from a streetlight.

And the newspapers are again printing Madigans statement that we need to get used to the idea that we won't be getting what was promised in our pensions.

These cock suckers will need more than a security detail if they try that shit. A division of Marines would be needed.

Fucking two faced thieving lying cock sucker bastards. Just try stealing my pension, just fucking let them try.

5/05/2011 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Masters hired by Cook County Pres as Dir. of Homeland Security. WTF! Not good.

5/05/2011 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

Did you see that 3M was just appointed to head Cook County's department of homeland security and emergency management? Go to the trib's breaking news.

5/05/2011 09:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just watch and see whom Anita gets indicted from; oh say, 023.

5/05/2011 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

† Sneed also hears whispers Mayor Daley, who retires May 16, wants two vehicles at his disposal; one for himself — and one for his wife, Maggie.

5/05/2011 07:22:00 AM

Not asking for too much is he? This bodyguard shit needs to end. But a fucking car and pay for gas like everyone else.

---not a cop

5/05/2011 07:42:00 PM
=
He hasn't driven himself anywhere in decades. He'd have to get a learner's permit and start all over again.

Seriously, though, enough already. ONE car, as a courtesy, is all he should get. Oh, wait; he has that now. A 001st dist car sits outside the house 24/7 now. Plus his police department detail of chauffeurs and dry cleaning fetchers.

ONE marked car on HIS house only (not Patrick's, not Nora's), one security person WHEN RESIDING IN CHICAGO, not traveling to Michigan or China. Period.

With all her new jobs (including the one Rahm named her to today), Nora can buy her own damned security firm.

5/05/2011 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous ISP Sgt said...

OFF TOPIC
Thanks to ISP trooper who backed me up on traffic stop this afternoon on Belmont.

5/05/2011 08:29:00 PM

Glad to see this. Even retired, I still keep watch when driving.

5/05/2011 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you see that 3M was just appointed to head Cook County's department of homeland security and emergency management? Go to the trib's breaking news.



So you can't secure a 10-day, limited hour, food-tasting event but you can be in charge of security for 5.2 million county residents 24/7 ? And get a raise ?

5/05/2011 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no justice here. If you want justice in cook county, you have to make it for yourself. That's a fact.

5/05/2011 10:07:00 AM





no shit, Sherlock.



Chalkie

5/05/2011 11:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ISP Sgt said...

I'd like to say my office is planting bugs in her office...

but I'm not allowed to reveal that info.

5/05/2011 10:10:00 AM



fleas or cockroaches?


or both?

5/05/2011 11:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

....the fuckery continues.

5/05/2011 07:38:00 PM



hey, ya want the omelette, ya gotta break a few eggs.

5/05/2011 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley wants two city cars at his disposal and round the clock body guards? The man is retiring and is NOT the Mr. Mayor. He is now Mr. Citizen who should pay for his own protections and his own cars...OUT OF HIS POCKET ... NOT THE TAXPAYER'S POCKET.

5/05/2011 11:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard today that FOP is supporting a bill that was in Springfield on the house floor for the use of Medical Marijuana. If that's the case why? FOP says they won't use resources to make a comment on any Conceal Carry Legislation


non issue worry about who's taking away your collective bargaining rights.

5/05/2011 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RE: Masters
Another political hack granted another "spot" he is not qualified to do. The travesty continues and the losers are the taxpayers of Cook County.

5/06/2011 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"YOU need to shut your pie hole, sir."

--5/05/2011 08:26:00 PM

I feel no such need.

You express your opinion and I'll express mine.

God bless. Take care. Check six.

5/06/2011 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

even though a top prosecutor determined there wasn’t enough evidence to warrant filing criminal charges against Vanecko.


Oh, but you pimp slap someone trying to spit on an officer, and face criminal charges...

She's selling her soul to be federal judge.

5/06/2011 02:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Evergreen we keep a file of all the denied felonys just in case. File is getting real thick.

5/06/2011 03:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

non issue worry about who's taking away your collective bargaining rights.

5/05/2011 11:51:00 PM

That's your job Mike; you know, one of your two full-time jobs.

5/06/2011 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I think the days of CPD taken the blame for skyrocketing crime should be coming to an end. We should start making the CCSAO accountable for how many S.O.L's and Nolle Prose they use in the branch courts. We should bring this up at the beat meetings and get the people involved. I think the average citizen would be appauled by what overworked state's attorney's office gets away with. I talked to a Crestwood cop about the differences of their branch courts and ours in the city. 2.5 grams of weed doesn't get tossed by the state when the case is called, unless u are in the city. All this shows is that is no consequence for getting arrested. The only time there is any is when u get charged with a felony. FUck the CCSAO. Lets not let them get away with the bullshit they have been pulling for decades. Overworked my ass.

5/05/2011 08:21:00 AM

Pardon me if I am wrong, but isn't Crestwood in Cook County, with the sames State's Attorney and the same Judges? I think you are blowing smoke.

5/06/2011 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to ISP trooper who backed me up on traffic stop this afternoon on Belmont.

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

Put everything else aside. THIS is what it means to be the Police.

5/06/2011 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can see it now: Anita gets her judgeship, Vanecko gets indicted and apears before Anita, he's represented by Bill Daley, [pleads not guilty, directed verdict by Anita "Not guilty." Vanecko sues for Malicious Proscution and settles for 5 million, hey win-win, now that is the Chicago way.
Anyone who puts their lives, family o property in jeopordy for these bums is s fucking fool.

5/06/2011 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's your job Mike; you know, one of your two full-time jobs.


No little boy that's your job if you don't care who cares. What fools- look around you. You boys had better be careful those others states elected the wrong governors now they are fucked- also if the Ryan bill goes through you will not have health care at all Medicare will be gone.

5/06/2011 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A bit late for a discussion but worth mentioning:

http://www.suntimes.com/news/higgins/5203461-520/story.html

Cartoon made by Jack Higgins from sun times

5/07/2011 12:48:00 AM  

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