Friday, July 08, 2011

No Publicity? No Charges

  • Chicago police detectives have been questioning and want to charge a 24-year-old prison inmate with murder in the shooting death last summer of off-duty police Officer Michael Bailey, but charges aren’t being filed yet because Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez is out of town, sources told the Chicago Sun-Times Friday.

    “This case is not getting charged today because Anita Alvarez has left on vacation,” a source familiar with the case said. “Point-blank, they told us she left town [Friday] morning and won’t be around for the press conference.”

The FOP leveled a broadside at Alvarez, word is leaking to the media from "sources familiar with the investigation" and the outrage from Chicago Police is palpable.

We'll state that we believe this story to be 100% true. We know people, we get e-mails from people, there are people we can turn to that will tell us the truth every single time. We've worked with them and we trust them. And they have all told us exactly the same thing:
  • Anita won't let her minions make a statement where they might get "face time" that would enable them to run against her at some point.
We're hearing the WBBM 780 reporting from the ASA about "continuing investigations" and all the other bullshit. Remember, this is the same office that held onto the DNA results for a killer of a teenage girl and allowed him to remain free to murder two more girls in California.

Anita is full of shit and her politically connected minions not being allowed to make a statement in the case of a police murderer speaks volumes about the level of contempt she holds for all police officers

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this mean we don't make arrests when our boss goes on vacation?

7/08/2011 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alvarez likes to review cases first when it involves a po getting shot or killed. She wants to make sure that all the evidence is there and strong enough to get the bad guy convicted on a slam dunk case.

7/08/2011 05:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im all for your time being your time. But there is a line. Nothing like telling those that enforce the law that ALLOWS her to have a job you don't give a rat a$$ about them. A murdered cop is less important that dog fighters and grave robbers, only in Crook County

7/08/2011 06:07:00 PM  
Blogger Working Man said...

Scc, I heard the exact same thing on the news! Channel 7 at 430pm stated Alvarez is in Hawaii at a conference and thus the charges won't be announced till she's back so she can personally hold the press conference. What a joke. This isn't a run of the mill homicide, HE WAS A POLICE OFFICER!! ONE OF OUR OWN!
Has she no shame??!!

7/08/2011 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anita Alverez should get her fat arce back to Crook County and take care of business. She is in Hawaii at some conference ( wonder who is paying for this free vacation ) and can't get back to nail the killer of Officer Bailey. Officer Bailey deserve Justice but will have to wait till Anita gets done laying out on the beach. What an incompetent Biatch! No surprise here. I see the way she took care of the Daley Crime Family and the Murderer Venecko.

7/08/2011 06:35:00 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

I hope that this is true and they have found the killer of officer bailey---- who cares who is here and who charges him, his killer has been brought to justice----

7/08/2011 06:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet the sheeple of Crook County will keep electing this crook along with others, like Berrios. We truly have the government we deserve.

7/08/2011 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why the State's Atty position should be appointed the County Board or, better yet, voted on from within law enforcement and the court system.

The ballot should be reserved for all sworn law enforcement officers and county municipal employees.

What do Joe and Jill Citizen know about whether or not a person is qualified to be a State's Atty?

7/08/2011 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the rush? The dude is on a parole hold and isn't going anywhere. Even the detectives working the case agree that there is more to do before it's primed for charging. Do we want another Soto debacle?

7/08/2011 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What kind of self-serving political bullshit is this?!

One person leaves on vacation and everything has to grind to a halt?

This must mean that their is also no contingency planning in case of an emergency where someone becomes incapacitated in that department for one reason or another.

It's all about protecting turf at the taxpayers expense no matter how much time and effort is wasted -- no matter the cost.

I mean there is no-one else in that department that is responsible enough or competent enough to make a decision!

This is NO WAY TO SERVE THE TAXPAYERS.

YOU PEOPLE WORK FOR US!

This is not how you run things.

We the taxpayers need to get a procedure on the books whereas we can start to recall these elected officials and keep recalling them and putting someone else in charge until we get someone elected and empowered that is competent enough to do the job -- for the people -- not for their own interest.

7/08/2011 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just hope that the voting public DOESN'T FORGET THIS when the next election for COOK COUNTY STATE'S ATTORNEY comes along....ANITA HAS GOT TO GO.
Talk about a publicity seeking hounddog! If she can't leave competent people to run the office in her absence then she's about as useful as J-FLED was to the CPD,
and that ain't saying much!

7/08/2011 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck ALvarez this isn't about her - nice job to all involved - outstanding

7/08/2011 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is anyone surprised. The Crook Co States Attorneys Office has always had an adversarial relationship with the CPD. They go out of their way to CI a case and then blame the Dets. The ASAs do no work, take the credit but accept no blame. The Cook Co States Attorney Investigators are a joke. They drive people around and MAYBE serve a summons now and then. The best was when I made Det Darren O'Brien came to our class and told us point blank that they will not charge on Probable cause (Like the rest of the United States), they only charge if they are sure they can win the case.

7/08/2011 07:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Something to ponder. You just spent six figures to go to school and you end up with a job that's starting pay is in the thirties. Majority of P.O,s make double what an Asa makes. The top students in law school end up at firms. The bottom, well its obvious where they end up.

7/08/2011 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alvarez, you are a political hack and a disgrace to the Cook County States Attorneys office. Resign.

7/08/2011 07:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: So is this more smoke and mirrors?

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Chicago Police Superintendent Cuts, Eliminates Police Security Details for Various City Officials

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/metro/alderman-ed-burke-chicago-police-security-detail-officers-cut-garry-mccarthy-20110708

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At first blush reading the above headline I was impressed.

However then upon further review when I read that police officers will be replaced by retired police officers and we will call them all "security specialist" instead -- now I have to wonder if this is yet another name game change using different words, changing titles, because we need to be aware of the images that they conjure up...you know the game right?

Business as usual?

7/08/2011 07:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happens after the 48 Hr Rule runs out? Does the arrestee get released? Wouldn't that be Official Misconduct by Alvarez? Just askin.

7/08/2011 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need to vote this useless snot out of office.

7/08/2011 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So in other words , the City Taxpayers will still be payin for Ed "the Limey" Burkes personal Chauffeurs and Butlers, who will be City Employees?

7/08/2011 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alvarez= Worst Crook County States Attorney ever.

7/08/2011 08:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the rush? The dude is on a parole hold and isn't going anywhere. Even the detectives working the case agree that there is more to do before it's primed for charging. Do we want another Soto debacle?

Wrong! The investigators are the ones asking for charges. It is ready for charging or else they wouldn't be calling it in. Yes, there are probably things that can be done (prior to trial). No we don't want another Soto, Soto was a debacle because too much time was taken and gave the offender time to build a defense and witnesses disappear! If felony review had their way, they would keep putting off the case with "CI", where do we draw the line?!

7/08/2011 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 7:00:00, get a clue.

7/08/2011 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't the #2 person make the call?

7/08/2011 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In financial crisis and Nita is at a conference in Hawaii.
Save my tax dollars and do a video conference call.

The sad thing is is that nothing at the conference applies to Crook County judicial proceedings.
Unless of course it's about investing in the Cayman Islands.

7/08/2011 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we are letting convicted killers go on DNA alone and this goof said the DNA UNDER HER NAILS was not enough? lies, lies and more lies!

7/08/2011 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it was a corrupt cop, Alvarez would fly back the same day to announce charges!

7/08/2011 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do we want another Soto debacle?

7/08/2011 07:00:00 PM

FUCK YOU!

The Soto case came down to the personal ambitions of LuAnn Snow (I'm sure you have no idea who she is). Keep your mouth shut and stick to writing ANOVs when you don't know what your talking about. Once again, FUCK YOU!

7/08/2011 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous JAFO said...

Funny how the media doesn't put the hot "spotlight of professional performance analysis" on Alvarez.

Investigative journalism?
Professional Prosecutors?

Only oxymorons in Chicago.

7/08/2011 09:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

take it easy people. Dude aint goin anywhere hes locked up. gettin people locked in at the grand jury can never hurt. too many blowhards on this site who jump to conclusions to quick. I know it one of our own but lets just do this thing right and play by the rules. dont forget that when blake got killed hundreds of people on this site were screaming because he was left in the car and transported to the M.E.s office in his car when in reality it was the right thing to do to make sure the investigation got done right. it all seems like a shitty thing to do at the time but in the long run it always works out for the better. We need as coppers to quit taking things so damn personal.... and dont say that officer bailys family needs closure. Those close to the investigation know that his kid is a piece of garbage who knew who the offender and would not cooperate and his wife boarded up the house and left three days after he died and didnt shed a tear at the funeral. she got her check and skipped town with junior. he was a nice man and a good copper but dont say that his poor poor family needed closure... Ive interviewed and spoke with his family and they could care less.

7/08/2011 09:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will remember this the next time the ASAs office tells me I need to be in court on my day off or while on vacation. When is the last time one of them would give up their day off or vacation time to come to work?

NEVER, THAT'S WHEN!!!

Time to eliminate Felony Review! No other County in the State has a Felony Review. This was just a back room deal made by the Daley Machine, when he was the States Attorney. Just another way for him to have complete control over every thing he ever touched. Felony review has outlived it's usefulness and should be eliminated!!!

7/08/2011 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Gracie said...

This is the email I sent to the self serving Cook County States Attorney:

To Anita Alvarez:
Your lack of action is deplorable. I would like to know why your vacation is more important that charging the suspect in Officer Michael Bailey’s murder?
I would expect nothing less from you. Your office failed to level charges when you had DNA evidence linking a suspect to the murder of a teenager.
”This case is not getting charged today because Anita Alvarez has left on vacation,” a source familiar with the case said. “Point-blank, they told us she left town [Friday] morning and won’t be around for the press conference.”
There is no reason you cannot review the case file from your beach chair in Hawaii. The only reason your office is not leveling charges is because you cannot be in front of the television cameras.
You have assistants that would be able to level charges. Your political aspirations are more important to the safety of the residents of Cook County. You should be ashamed of yourself.
Resigning your office would be the appropriate thing to you. Once you put your own self interest ahead of the citizens of the United States, you have lost all credibility.
Based on the negative press, I suspect charges will be announced in the morning.
I will do all that I can to make sure that you are not reelected.

Job well done to all CPD officers in finding the savage that killed Officer Bailey,

7/08/2011 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call the deputy for an override.

7/08/2011 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

could this be a little pay back and a big middle finger to the police department??? maybe this is the reason she is in no hurry to charge and help the police out. This quote was taken from the chicago tribune story about burke loosing his security detail. Apparently anita alvarez also lost her chicago police officers assigned to her... hmmmm, she lost her private security yesterday and now is delaying charges on a passionate case that most officers want settled NOW..


"Most of the officers from the security details will go back on the street "at a savings of more than $650,000 to the taxpayers," the department said. Security was pulled completely from Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez and the next head of the Chicago Housing Authority."

7/08/2011 10:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know Anita Alvarez personally, but on camera she appears dumber than the proverbial fencepost. Just another inarticulate hack that Chicago and Cook County are famous for.

7/08/2011 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

However then upon further review when I read that police officers will be replaced by retired police officers ....

thank heavens- the cost will be the same- but clouted up retirees wont have to become Walmart greeters- of course if they were exempt retirees they could be the head of streets and san or a Cdr in the supes office or a Deputy Supe....

7/08/2011 11:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: So is this more smoke and mirrors?

---clip---

Chicago Police Superintendent Cuts, Eliminates Police Security Details for Various City Officials

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/metro/alderman-ed-burke-chicago-police-security-detail-officers-cut-garry-mccarthy-20110708

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At first blush reading the above headline I was impressed.

However then upon further review when I read that police officers will be replaced by retired police officers and we will call them all "security specialist" instead -- now I have to wonder if this is yet another name game change using different words, changing titles, because we need to be aware of the images that they conjure up...you know the game right?

Business as usual?

7/08/2011 07:49:00 PM
Does this mean the retired detail guys will get a pension and go back? What will the pay rate be? Another way to bulk up the pension "double dip?"

7/08/2011 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it was a copper to be charged her ass would be on the first plane available to Chicago! The media liars would have a field day and the po would be hung!

7/08/2011 11:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This "bitch" better get an appointed position, becuase she'll never get another vote from the real police.

7/08/2011 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is she a real lawyer?

7/08/2011 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are as bad as the media machine. Judging based on heresy and presumptions. And even if he is worthy of charging at this time, what's the rush. This is not some tact team weed pinch, this is the prosecution of a murderer of one of our own. Take time, do it right, don't let some underlings fuck it up. Just get it done, one time, the right way to minimize mistrials and such.

7/08/2011 11:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anita Alverez, has to be in town! I gues she doesn't have a phone.

7/09/2011 12:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: So is this more smoke and mirrors?

---clip---

Chicago Police Superintendent Cuts, Eliminates Police Security Details for Various City Officials

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/metro/alderman-ed-burke-chicago-police-security-detail-officers-cut-garry-mccarthy-20110708

7/08/2011 07:49:00 PM


Quote from the article

"McCarthy’s office said Emanuel’s security detail has already been reduced, and the superintendent's own detail will also be reduced. Security for Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez and the Chicago Housing Authority CEO have been eliminated, according to the statement."

7/09/2011 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen to 7:00p.m. Post. This story is all bullshit. Shame on FOP for making up a non-story when we should celebrate solving the case and making sure the bad guy gets life.

7/09/2011 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Cook Co States Attorney Investigators are a joke. They drive people around and MAYBE serve a summons now and then."

The Majority of them are retired CPD, RIGHT? THAT EXPLAINS PLENTY

7/09/2011 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like she learned that one from the old Fire Commissioner and a former (old A6) Police Detective Commander. If a Det. was seen on TV instead of the boss, the NEXT DAY the Det. was gone, back to Patrol.

7/09/2011 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This is why the State's Atty position should be appointed the County Board or, better yet, voted on from within law enforcement and the court system.

The ballot should be reserved for all sworn law enforcement officers and county municipal employees.

What do Joe and Jill Citizen know about whether or not a person is qualified to be a State's Atty?

7/08/2011 06:55:00 PM"

All we benighted citizens know is our tax dollars pay for it and sadly probably for you. But if we make the change you want, how about your pay for ALL of it right out of your check and your pension?
Think of it as giving back putz

7/09/2011 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anita's contempt for us is nothing in comparison to my contempt for her.

7/09/2011 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok so WHO in the hell is gonna run against her! There is enough dirt on her and she has NO backing.

7/09/2011 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our pal Anita HATES coppers with a passion! Watch what she will do to you if she gets the chance. Just another political hack!

7/09/2011 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

had a state's attorney want me to sneak the eri in past hospital security and personnel after the hospital said no we could not do it.
Have had states attorneys tell us to go back in and try to get the offender to talk after they have invoked their 5th amendment. do not trust felony review or the states attorney.

7/09/2011 02:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happens after the 48 Hr Rule runs out? Does the arrestee get released?

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No dude he's a prison inmate already. It does not matter if she charges him tomorrow or next month, but it looks like real shit when her motivations got out, a real arrogant douchebag

7/09/2011 02:41:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

If it were a Chicago Police Officer pending charges, Alvarez would've hijacked a plane and demanded a parachute like D.B. Cooper so she could just jump the fuck out the door as the plane flew over 26 & Cal...

Hell... She'd announce the approval of charges and hold the press conference while floating to earth under the canopy...

Kinda reminds us of what an old grits & red-eye gravy First Shirt remarked about leaving a perfectly good airplane in mid-flight... "Son, only two things fall out the sky, fools and bird-shit."

7/09/2011 03:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT -

Why the H E double hockey sticks did Anita Alvarez have a CPD officer has a secruity specialist/body guard?

WTF?

Thank God Garry took that one away.

7/09/2011 05:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Call the deputy for an override.

You can not override a murder

7/09/2011 05:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Anita's on vacation is her family also in Hawaii on our dime????

7/09/2011 06:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would rather it be reviewed and done right then we screw it up... we have had 3 persons of interest in custody already. Happy ppl are still working the case.

7/09/2011 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anita says: I'm on bacation, leave me alone !!!!!!

Pinche Peon Policia !!!!!!

7/09/2011 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess there going to CI it until the vacation ends. It shows that our offices are not on the same page.

7/09/2011 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet the sheeple of Crook County will keep electing this crook along with others, like Berrios. We truly have the government we deserve.

7/08/2011 06:54:00 PM

I'm putting my money on Berrios to be the next Chicago official to go to the pokey.

BTW, I saw in another post, the poster started with WRT: I'm not a computer geek--anybody know what that means? Not a troll, just old!

7/09/2011 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's a real dick. Control freak. People who work for her, hate her. She's worse than Daley.

7/09/2011 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those close to the investigation know that his kid is a piece of garbage who knew who the offender and would not cooperate and his wife boarded up the house and left three days after he died and didnt shed a tear at the funeral. she got her check and skipped town with junior. he was a nice man and a good copper but dont say that his poor poor family needed closure... Ive interviewed and spoke with his family and they could care less.

7/08/2011 09:31:00 PM

Holy shit! If that's true, that's incredibly sad. Didn't his daughter just come on the job?

I thought I recalled having a good impression of the family from the funeral.

Are you serious?

7/09/2011 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are as bad as the media machine. Judging based on heresy and presumptions. And even if he is worthy of charging at this time, what's the rush. This is not some tact team weed pinch, this is the prosecution of a murderer of one of our own. Take time, do it right, don't let some underlings fuck it up. Just get it done, one time, the right way to minimize mistrials and such.

7/08/2011 11:57:00 PM

"Heresy" vs. "Hear-say"? Look them up retard.

Also, your post insinuates that she is the most capable person in that office....you actually think SHE is the most competent?

Sometimes I question whether she ever really went to law school!

Sheesh!

7/09/2011 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call the deputy for an override.

7/08/2011 10:13:00 PM

can't even do that until charges are formally rejected.

7/09/2011 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This "bitch" better get an appointed position, becuase she'll never get another vote from the real police.

7/08/2011 11:15:00 PM

The last election proved that police and city employees do not vote. Your threats are hollow and politicans are not afraid of loosing votes. Your threat is empty. Who voted for Rahm into office? Not the police or fire. We do not have political power and your term "real police" Shows your ignorance.

7/09/2011 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if taxpayers are paying for this vacation?

7/09/2011 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Call the deputy for an override.

7/08/2011 10:13:00 PM

Make sure you take a peek at the General Orders before you take the next promotional exam.

7/09/2011 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF? With communications what they are today, she can't do a remote conference with any number of Chicago stations with affiliates in Hawaii???

7/09/2011 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Last of the Dic's from A-6 said...

I have been a detective longer than most of the persons commenting on this blog. I have had some experience with Ms. Alverez when she actually prosecuted cases. You may not realize it but she was a good prosecutor and cared very much about the victim as well as the officers involved.

She is actually one of the few elected Cook County States Attorney's that actually worked in the trenches and knows the court system. I have had many disagreements and out and out heated arguements with ASA's over the years about charging cases but don't throw the baby out with the bath water. Most of the ASA's care about their victims and care about us as well. I have seen countless times when an ASA went to bat for a copper or a copper's relative who was a victim.

I was always critical of Anita Alverez for running on a platform that she would go after police corruption knowing full well with her experience that there is little to no corruption out there. The actual problem is blown way out of proportion by the media. We have to realize the since deciding to run for public office she is in the snake pit of Cook County Politics and has to play the game by their rules inorder to survive. Don't blame her for the system that we all work in.

Some of the comments are way out of line. And to the other know it all who thinks that Daley initiated the Felony Review System, you know nothing about the situation. Felony review was in and working long before Daley was the Cook County States Attorney. I really hate to give Daley credit for anything but I have to admit he was the best elected ASA I have had to work with as a CPD Detective. There has never been an ASA who gave as much cooperation to the CPD as Daley. Then as mayor he turns arround and completely ruins the CPD as well as the city in general.

All I'm trying to get across is that you have to cut our fellow police officers as well as the ASA a little slack now and then. Don't go mouthing off with half truths and situations that we have no direct knowledge of.

7/09/2011 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to eliminate Felony Review! No other County in the State has a Felony Review. This was just a back room deal made by the Daley Machine, when he was the States Attorney. Just another way for him to have complete control over every thing he ever touched. Felony review has outlived it's usefulness and should be eliminated!!!

7/08/2011 09:45:00 PM

Actually, Felony Review started under Ed Hanrahan.

7/09/2011 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

However then upon further review when I read that police officers will be replaced by retired police officers and we will call them all "security specialist" instead -- now I have to wonder if this is yet another name game change using different words, changing titles, because we need to be aware of the images that they conjure up...you know the game right?


Certain clouted retirees making D3 on top of their D3 pensions ?

7/09/2011 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and the superintendent's own detail will also be reduced.
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and he needs a security detail why?

7/09/2011 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, come on already. The elected state's attorney wants to be around to announce charges? That's supposed to outrage everybody?

By the way, what is it with Area 2 always announcing to the world (including the slime lawyers who show up at the area invariably) 10 seconds after they arrest someone?
Shut up a little while, it won't kill you.

7/09/2011 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, because un-named sources are always so credible, huh? Does Mike Shields or Dan Gorman have any direct knowledge of this case? Does anyone think it might be a good idea to ask one of the detectives who is actually working this case what their opinion is at this point? No, of course not. Why let the facts get in the way of a good hatchet job on someone who has been a very good friend to the police for her entire career? Disgusting.

7/09/2011 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happens after the 48 Hr Rule runs out? Does the arrestee get released? Wouldn't that be Official Misconduct by Alvarez? Just askin.

4 8hour rule only applies to CPD. Not to any other juridication in Cook County.

7/09/2011 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anita Alverez never met a tv camera she didn't like.

7/09/2011 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The facts:

Anita Alvarez is NOT on vacation for 2 weeks, she is at a conference for a few days NOT on the taxpayer dime.

There are still things that the detectives working the case and CPD itself have said they want to complete before they call the case in for charges.

CPD has NOT asked for charges yet.

Mike Shields, Dan Gorman and the "unnamed source" should shut up and stop embarrassing themselves. I wonder if any reporter will ever listen to them again after this. That's not a good thing for the FOP membership they're supposed to represent.

7/09/2011 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

someone wrote: I have seen countless times when an ASA went to bat for a copper or a copper's relative who was a victim.

I agree,,alot,,

7/09/2011 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, Felony Review started under Ed Hanrahan.

7/09/2011 12:07:00 PM

Sorry, it was initiated under then States Atty...Bernard Carey.

7/09/2011 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love you anita..

7/09/2011 07:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Crook Co States Attorneys Office has always had an adversarial relationship with the CPD.

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This is not true. I vividly remember the days when they worked with us, and we all had the same goal-putting as many bad guys in jail as possible. At some point that goal was obscured, and the office politics (always there in some regard) became more important than the goal. It's really a shame.

7/09/2011 08:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
and the superintendent's own detail will also be reduced.
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and he needs a security detail why?

7/09/2011 12:39:00 PM

'Cause he's skurd of the "urban" yutes!

7/10/2011 01:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The facts:

Anita Alvarez is NOT on vacation for 2 weeks, she is at a conference for a few days NOT on the taxpayer dime.

There are still things that the detectives working the case and CPD itself have said they want to complete before they call the case in for charges.

CPD has NOT asked for charges yet.

Mike Shields, Dan Gorman and the "unnamed source" should shut up and stop embarrassing themselves. I wonder if any reporter will ever listen to them again after this. That's not a good thing for the FOP membership they're supposed to represent.

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Whoever wrote this should just shut the fuck up. Shields and Gorman are right and you have obviously never had to deal with Felony Revue.

7/10/2011 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Our pal Anita HATES coppers with a passion! Watch what she will do to you if she gets the chance. Just another political hack!"

I don't know where there this comes from. You obviously have never spent any time with her. I knew and worked with Anita when she was a line ASA. Nobody in the SA office worked harder for the police and victims than she did.
Read again what the Last A6 Dic. wrote at 11:44, and get a clue before you go on a BS rant.

7/13/2011 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This is the email I sent to the self serving Cook County States Attorney:

To Anita Alvarez:
Your lack of action is deplorable. I would like to know why your vacation is more important that charging the suspect in Officer Michael Bailey’s murder?
I would expect nothing less from you. Your office failed to level charges when you had DNA evidence linking a suspect to the murder of a teenager.
”This case is not getting charged today because Anita Alvarez has left on vacation,” a source familiar with the case said. “Point-blank, they told us she left town [Friday] morning and won’t be around for the press conference . . . .” "

I hope that made you feel better. It is based on BS and rumors, but I hope it made you feel better. Why don't you wait next time and write when you have a clue what you are writing about.

7/13/2011 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"someone wrote: I have seen countless times when an ASA went to bat for a copper or a copper's relative who was a victim.

I agree,,alot,,"

Thanks. All ASAs are not the police-hating monsters they make us out to be.

7/13/2011 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's not it!

See previous post; the company wants the delay to see if his counseling and double secret probation improves his activity or they will send him to call back!

You got two choices: life in a jar without or donate your body to science now!

7/26/2011 12:45:00 PM  

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