Thursday, May 12, 2011

Camden Lights it Up

Please note: Post recovered from a cached copy. All comments previously attached to this post are still lost in the cyber-wasteland. This originally was to appear at 12:02 hours on 12 May 2011.

This was a good bit of theater Wednesday morning. Cue the Orange One:
  • "Two very young and courageous police officers that were out there doing what they get paid for," said Pat Camden, a spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police.

    "These are the same people that they're looking to take pensions away from. The city should be thankful that they have young men that are out here still doing their jobs every morning while we're sound asleep."
The only problem is that media outlets cut this quote from Camden's video appearance, so if you didn't catch the earliest media reports, you have to dig around the WGN website to find any mention of it.

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Anonymous Hey, I'm Just Sayin, said...

"The only problem is..."

Look, I know this is going to turn into a big "for and against" FOP and Mike Shields post, but I spent 27+ years as a cop with NO ONE speaking for us in the media, and I for one, am glad to see that we now have a savvy media guy out there giving OUR spin on things before the Daley media people or the offenders' lawyers have had a chance to "muddy us up" or indict us in the press.

I'm giving credit where credit is due, and I think having Camden on board doing what he's doing is not only a breath of fresh air, its inspired leadership. Period.

5/12/2011 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 9 used the quote at 6am and 630am. Not sure about other times, that was all I saw.

5/12/2011 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice move by Shields to hire him. Even better move to hire Farrell.

5/12/2011 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So he's getting paid a hundred grand for quotes that get cut from tv anyway.

5/12/2011 08:21:00 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

good work by both officers and glad they are both ok--- another one goes up to boot hill courtesy of chicago's finest--- you always have to wonder why these sausage heads would commit a class x felony for maybe a hundred bucks in a till at a jj peppers--- nothing like job security....

5/12/2011 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hiring Camden is one of the best things the FOP has ever done.

Unlike city officials and previous FOP officials, Camden will speak up for our interests and present our side of the story.

5/12/2011 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to fret...the Orange One will be with us for at least a year. Some people on this blog have questioned what Pat does for us. If you can't figure that out, it's a sure sign that you've applied too much hair gel. Go ask someone with some time on the job for an explanation.

When Shields and his guys came around to the roll calls and they said they had Pat lined up and on retainer for exactly this type role, I have to admit I was doubtful. Not of what Pat's capable of, but whether or not Shields guys were trying to blow smoke up our asses.

Nice to see that you made good on this Mike....getting our side out, whether it's the CORRECT facts at a shooting or working in how they're trying to steal our pensions (genius, by the way. I saw it before it was later edited) is invaluable for public image. Too bad those asshole Romeos from 023 made the news again. HINT: DON'T have Camden make ANY proactive statement about these fuckups. Save him for when we're bashed because of this act of the circus.

Good job and welcome back ol' Tan One.

- KMA club and mourning the death of this job

5/12/2011 09:18:00 AM  
Blogger Phil Schitz here said...

"These are the same people that they're looking to take pensions away from. The city should be thankful that they have young men that are out here still doing their jobs every morning while we're sound asleep."
Score a big one for Camden! Too bad the Machine controlled mainstream media buried this quote. Proof the politicians are gunning for our pensions.

5/12/2011 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Than we should take out billborads and boycott these media outlets. Learn one thing from those on the left the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

5/12/2011 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Camden, One correction; there are some incredibly brave WOMEN out there, too.

I saw the original clip and was smiling for hours afterward. GREAT move, hiring him.

5/12/2011 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Move bringing Camden on Board and John Farrell for Police Shootings!!! Excellent move on the FOPs part...I LOVE IT!!!! Way To GO!!!!

5/12/2011 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go Pat!

5/12/2011 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike shields hiring Pat was a great idea! Hope he has or gets a fully outfitted car with lights and siren to speed to the scene to tell the media morons the truth! The media hates the truth they love the "he was fixin to bees a doktor" bullshit!

5/12/2011 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Tommy Chong said...

A big doobie I hope!

5/12/2011 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Video of the new Supe.

5/12/2011 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I caught it! Nicely done.

5/12/2011 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw the original, when he talked about the pensions. Good move, hiring him as spokesman.

And, Pat, there's a bunch of brave women working the streets, too. Either say 'officer' or remember to include the women.

5/13/2011 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Rahmster hasn't even been sworn in yet but he's already got the press muzzled.
It's his way or the highway and if he wants to reduce our pensions he doesn't want the media covering people who think differently than him.

5/13/2011 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was on the news at 0700 and edited out by 1100hrs .... lest the media give the entitled ones any idea that those who actually earn a living get what they deserve after a lifetime of serving.

Fk the media!!

5/13/2011 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is going to hurt all of us in the pocket.

5/13/2011 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I told everyone Rham is not our friend, don't trust him. Remember where he came from Obama administration.

5/13/2011 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw it, thanks Pat.

I also agree with the comment about women also working the streets.

5/14/2011 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Pat always loved your work and glad you are back in business. Keep this new Mayor in line for us please.

5/14/2011 09:54:00 PM  

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