Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Rahm Still in Charge

  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he consulted with Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy late Saturday night before police arrested about 175 protesters who refused to leave Grant Park.

    Emanuel also said his administration has reached out to organizers of the Occupy Chicago demonstrations, but a spokesman for the group said they have refused a meeting.

  • "As it relates to Grant Park, there's a very specific law as it relates to closing down the park," Emanuel said. "There was conversation between the police department and the protesters about respecting that -- and it starts at 11 o'clock -- about vacating Grant Park. Those conversations went all the way to -- I'm doing this by memory -- 12:30 or 1 o'clock-ish.

    "And at that point -- Garry and I had a couple conversations throughout the night -- we have to respect the laws and we have to enforce them."

    Asked if he directed McCarthy to arrest the protesters, the mayor said "I was in -- not 'direct,' I wouldn't characterize it that way. I was in consultation and conversation with the police superintendent."
Riiiight. Whatever you say Rahm.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ot- an interesting sidenotd SCC...Kendra Marr, a journalist for POLITICO, was recently fired/resigned for plagarising 7 stories she wrote. This person was graduated from the Medill School of journalism at Northwestern and was a proud member of the Innocense project. Go figure.....

10/19/2011 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...12:30 or 1 o'clock-ish."?



what a putz.

10/19/2011 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lying RAT! I cant stand that worthless excuse of a human being. When this city burns with the G8, ill be the first to laugh at him and all his suck ass supporters.

10/19/2011 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the demonstrators are peaceful and obedient why not just let them stay in the park. It is cold and not very comfortable. But Numb Nutz has to show he is the new Boss so everybody clear out. McGruff just acts like the little monkey he is. I can only imagine next May when all Hell breaks loose and we have these two clowns calling the shots.

10/19/2011 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just to show you what kind of dirt mccarthy has in his past you should read this... what an asshole. its a long list of gmac facts but it is rediculous that this idiot is in charge. He should have been fired years ago.

http://newarkspeaks.com/forum/showthread.php?p=32058
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If this is true then Mcarthy is a punk ass.. We already know that Rham is a punk ass.. What a pair...

10/19/2011 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Respect the law?

Oh please don't hide behind that line.

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Cook County Votes To Free Immigrant Inmates Wanted By Feds

[...]

According to WBEZ, complying with ICE detainers costs the Cook County Sheriff's office $250,000 per year. Despite the cost, opponents of the ordinance say it puts the public at risk, and ICE agreed.

"What do we do, disregard the rule of law? These people should be deported," Commissioner Timothy Schneider told the Chicago Tribune. ICE issued a statement saying that "jurisdictions that ignore detainers bear the risk of possible public safety risks."

[,,,]

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/10/cook-county-votes-to-free_n_954158.html
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Should any of those Illegal Immigrants that we so blindly grant sanctuary to turn out to be a part of a terror cell and an attack is pulled off, that $250,000/yr savings is going to look like chump change.

What's $250K a year for Chicago? We throw that amount away on aldermen security details while the rest of the public is put at risk.

Please stop gambling with the taxpayers lives and wasting our resources. Please.

We are citizens of the United States of America and we pay you taxes to provide us with protection among other services

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CHICAGO — The release of more than 40 suspected illegal immigrants jailed in Cook County on felonies has added fuel to a contentious debate over public safety and local authorities’ defiance of a White House program that aims to pursue more criminal deportations.

The program depends on police and sheriff’s deputies to hold suspected illegal immigrants who get arrested beyond the time when they would otherwise be released. But commissioners in the county around Chicago recently adopted a new law that orders the sheriff to ignore all federal requests to detain immigrants after they complete their sentences or post bail.

[...]

Less than a month after the board acted, more than 40 suspected illegal immigrants charged with or convicted of felonies have walked to freedom instead of into the arms of federal agents, according to the sheriff’s department.

“This is our Willie Horton moment in Cook County,” warned Commissioner Timothy Schneider, a Republican who voted against it. He was referring to a convicted killer who was released as part of a Massachusetts prison furlough program and then raped a woman. The case was used to devastating effect in 1988, when George H.W. Bush’s presidential campaign revealed that his opponent, Michael Dukakis, supported the program when he was Massachusetts governor.

http://mycuentame.org/2011/10/05/cook-county-defies-government-on-immigration-detainers/

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Where's the "Broken Windows" boys?

Read that again.

It's not misdemeanors, it says felonies. Not just charged with felonies but convicted of felonies as well!

10/19/2011 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ot- Detectives to be assigned to 004th station in Spring of 2012. This is only a pilot program as of now. Supt wants it like it is in NYPD. Dont know how many to be assigned yet. They are still working out details.

10/19/2011 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm? If we have to respect little laws like what time a pretty, green park should close, don't we have to respect those big, Federal laws about people who violate our immigration mandates and illegally enter and sap the financial resources of this COUNTRY???

10/19/2011 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm, who made MILLIONS, MILLIONS as an investment banker... sat with Freddie Mac, and made MORE MILLIONS decides on arresting people wanting to sleep in the park!?!

Rahm got a call from his banking friends; the call when like this: "Shut those flippin' hippies up! Use that tough-guy Jersey kid you hired, remind him he's the police and not just your PR guy"

10/19/2011 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Asked if he directed McCarthy to arrest the protesters, the mayor said "I was in -- not 'direct,' I wouldn't characterize it that way. I was in consultation and conversation with the police superintendent."

Translation if City gets sued for unlawful arrests I'll throw McGoofy under the Bus along w/ all the arresting Officers involved. So keep that mind when you want to get heavy handed w/ the Protesters, or maybe you want to piss away a 70g a year job w/ the thought the city will protect you.

10/19/2011 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, and what transpired during the interval between 2300 hrs when the initial police order to leave the park was given, and 0200 hrs when the first arrests were made? Seems all the kings horses and all the kings men accompanied by about six exempt members were observed in the possession of a Ouigee Board to help them determine which misdemeanor CTTL ordinance would be used to cite the violators in the "park". And here's another clue for you all My advice would have been to talk to any PPO for giudance next time. Sheesh-park district property, right? Maybe we need to promote people who actually passed examinations to be promoted....

10/19/2011 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder what would happen if people were allowed to do their job.

10/19/2011 01:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He just doesn't want his name on that lawsuit as the person who gave the order

10/19/2011 02:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A new era, the new bosses. Kinder and gentler and non decision making.

10/19/2011 04:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey dickwad here is the correct answer "Parks close at 11 the "citizens " were asked to leave and after their refusal they were subject to arrest. end of story great to see your support .LIFM..OH Fyi SCC.
the powers that be took all our milk crates away guess some ASAs daddy owns the company mmmm? what shall we use to build our next project? ? (( broken promises? )) LOL.

10/19/2011 04:33:00 AM  
Blogger JohnL said...

Rahm may be "still in charge", but he is the number one panty waist in Chicago.
Sure glad I did not vote for him!!!

10/19/2011 05:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone knows that when Rahm says jump McCarthy asks "how high?"! Knock off the bullshit Rahm we all know who the dictator is.

10/19/2011 05:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next thing you know, Obama will take credit for planning the execution of Bin Laden.

10/19/2011 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous GARRY McPUPPET said...

What should I do Rahm? Huh? Huh?

What should I do? Huh? Huh?

10/19/2011 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Mark My Words, said...

Rahm will use his stint as mayor as proof to the weak minded liberal voters of this country that he is "Presidential material".

He is orchestrating every single detail of his administration in order to be able to use them in future campaign ads for his run for President.

I'm personally hoping for a MAJOR embarrassment to occur to kill any notion that he should run this country.

10/19/2011 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If the demonstrators are peaceful and obedient why not just let them stay in the park"


BECAUSE IT'S AGAINST THE LAW. IT WAS AGAINST THE LAW IN 1968 AND IT STILL IS. YOU HAVE TO DRAW A LINE IN THE SAND.

10/19/2011 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is more in the nature of a political problem than a LE issue anyway. Let the politicians decide what to do.

A few protesters got gently arrested like they wanted. Cops got some OT and a little experience in handling mass arrest situations that might serve well come G8 time. No riot, no violence. No one got hurt. No videos of CPD beating on protesters. What more could be asked of such a situation?

I am having a hard time seeing any down side to how it was handled.

Not a cop.

10/19/2011 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a putz!

Hey 9.5, you dodged a bullet. In that if you let one group (current protesters) ignore the park closing time then come May the next group will expect the same camping rights.

Company attention! Skirmish line, forward, march, move... pretty please move, move...pretty please move...

10/19/2011 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This person was graduated from the Medill School of journalism at Northwestern and was a proud member of the Innocense project. Go figure.....

10/19/2011 12:13:00 AM

I wonder if she was one of the 'treats' offered to the criminals to change their testimony?

10/19/2011 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We now negotiate with criminals. Soooo, when a battery offender is caught, maybe we should talk first and then compromise on the time and manner in which to place him in custody, of course at the offender's convenience. This department bosses and POs have become increasingly balless. A Joke!

10/19/2011 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm calling motherfuck------errrrrrrr answer the fucking phone so we can have a NICE fucking conversation!

10/19/2011 08:04:00 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

this may have been a good warm up for next may's festivities--- officers will get hurt and officers will get fired as a result of their participation in the upcoming "peaceful" demonstrations--- don't become a trophy for alvarez, rozenswieg, or kirby....

10/19/2011 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say what you will but locking them up was the right thing to do. We learned from the "Bulls Riots" that if you make arrests and keep people off the streets you have a better chance of winning.

10/19/2011 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This person was graduated from the Medill School of journalism at Northwestern and was a proud member of the Innocense project. Go figure.....

10/19/2011 12:13:00 AM




Not sureprised

10/19/2011 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ACORN's front group, the Working Families Party, has been paying people to participate in the increasingly violent Occupy Wall Street protests in lower Manhattan, according to award-winning investigative journalist Matthew Vadum.

Calling ACORN "the Left's premiere astro-turfing organization," Vadum told WND that protests calculated to create the illusion of public support for a cause can generate large profits for their organizers.

ACORN founder Wade Rathke openly embraces violence, terrorism, and computer hacking as means of achieving what radicals call "social justice,"



Read more: See who is paying Occupy Wall Street 'protesters' http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=357129#ixzz1bEj3T5B8

10/19/2011 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congress of the United States
Washington, DC 20515

September 7, 2004

Mr. George Soros
Soros Fund Management LLC
888 Seventh Avenue
New York, New York 10106

Dear Mr. Soros,

We write to invite you to come to the House of Representatives to
meet with a group of Members of the House who are interested in your
views in several important current topics. We admire your dedication to
the ideals of an open and fair society, and we appreciate your
willingness and ability to draw lessons from your own considerable
economic success in the private sector of how we can best proceed with
public policies that promote economic growth and social equity both
here and the rest of the world.

We have been particularly troubled by the McCarthyite attacks that have
been made on you by some American politicians, including colleagues of
ours, who have gone far beyond the reasonable bounds of civil discourse
in their efforts to discredit you. It is of course logically not
possible for us to apologize for the defamatory innuendo aimed at you
by others, but we think. in light of this, it would be particularly
appropriate for you to come to the House for a discussion of important
public policy issues, both for the substantive value of those
discussions, and because we believe it is important that the practice
of hurling baseless accusations behind the shield of Congressional
roles ought to be repudiated. We look forward to meeting with you on
Capitol Hill.

Rep. Barney Frank
Rep. James P. McGovern
Rep. Rahm Emanuel ************
Rep. Rosa DeLauro
Rep. Howard Berman
Rep. John F. Tierney
Rep. Edward Markey
Rep. George Miller
Rep. Sherrod Brown
Rep. Diana Degette
Rep. William Delahunt

10/19/2011 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - new reorganization of the dicks will have a citywide units called major crimes/homicide of about 40 dicks working days and afternoons. All other dicks will be in uniform and assigned to the districts and do follow-ups in uniform as it will give the impression of more cops on the streets. 019 will close completely except for the annex building maintained by the courts. Homan square will close and those units will be filtered into dicks offices at the other areas. This should be good!

10/19/2011 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous I Smell Gas said...

Just watch the tapes of the Grant Park 1968 Democratic convention gathering. That's the way it should be handled, but it will never happen. Not in this day and age.

Old Retired Guy

10/19/2011 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm Emanuel collecting your information


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KzUuLPqjeY&feature=related

10/19/2011 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm: Don't let a good crisis go to waste!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIo4vQ1RKGc&feature=related

10/19/2011 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mebbe the mayor is on to something
'cause over in Douglas and Garfield
Parks those yellow gates are closed at 11:30 to prevent vehicle
access thru them. No midnite trysts
or "smokehouses" in your car.

10/19/2011 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every year the city holds a contest to see which H.S. Kid can draw the best logo fir the new city sticker and actually acts us to vote on the winner. Now the city wants to fine those people who leave old city stickers on their windshields. What if I like the " art work" on the sticker? Won't take some lawyer long to file a suit claiming it's a violation of free speech right to make me remove the art. Also, if the go with an advertisement on sticker, as the company who buys the right, I would want it on that car for more than a year. Unless it poses a visibility issue - bad decision.

10/19/2011 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tiny Dancer to McTool:

"Get those f@cking little f@cks outta my f@cking park or I'll stick a f@cking nightstick up your f@cking New f@cking York a$$."

10/19/2011 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If the demonstrators are peaceful and obedient why not just let them stay in the park. It is cold and not very comfortable...

10/19/2011 12:31:00 AM

Because city parks close at 11 p.m. and letting them stay beyond that time sets a precedent for every banger or other goof that hangs out in parks until all hours, that's why.

10/19/2011 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
hey dickwad here is the correct answer "Parks close at 11 the "citizens " were asked to leave and after their refusal they were subject to arrest. end of story great to see your support .LIFM..OH Fyi SCC.
the powers that be took all our milk crates away guess some ASAs daddy owns the company mmmm? what shall we use to build our next project? ? (( broken promises? )) LOL.

10/19/2011 04:33:00 AM


Too much to drink? :) Don't drink and comment

10/19/2011 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Seems like susie mendoza the new city clerk has hired 11 people since getting in office all at created titles making ready over $100,000 per year. Wow thought the city was broke! Hey rahm and she can do this as you steal from police? You cut needed coppers and allow this girl to do whatever she wants? Ahh changing titles adding more millions to her budget! What say you rahm? And to think she fires a hard working African American and tells him "sorry you job is gone," for no reason,then hires 11 cronies and changes titles to give her kiss ass staff more money! Reformer rahm? LOL!

10/19/2011 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the taxpayers leave and the population of Chicago and Cook County shrink because the businesses (read) good jobs leave and you keep drinking Champagne on a credit card budget we will be Ethiopia not Detroit.

Our elected people need a money diet and rehabilitation for the generational addiction.

Let's show Washington and our Nation the way out of the darkness!

10/19/2011 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey dickwad here is the correct answer "Parks close at 11 the "citizens " were asked to leave and after their refusal they were subject to arrest. end of story great to see your support .LIFM.

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When Rahm cuts your pension the correct answer is for you to just shut up and take it. The edict will have been given.

It's the law... and the law is the law and needs to be respected.

So don't come whining to the "citizens" later about what they are doing to you and be complaining about the law.

End of story. That's the way you want to live so be it.

10/19/2011 02:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, and what transpired during the interval between 2300 hrs when the initial police order to leave the park was given, and 0200 hrs when the first arrests were made? ...

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Or maybe they were on the phone to Washington to determine how best to not let a good crisis go to waste?

10/19/2011 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two clowns in charge of G-8? Don't forget Kirby!

10/19/2011 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to WBEZ, complying with ICE detainers costs the Cook County Sheriff's office $250,000 per year. Despite the cost, opponents of the ordinance say it puts the public at risk, and ICE agreed.

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We can't afford to keep arresting people. It's going to bankrupt us is the message.

However on the other hand where did the $250K dollars that we so desperately needed and saved go?

Follow the money trail!

Ans. well there was a bunch of close friends and political appointees that needed double digit raises while the taxpayers and private sector citizens are getting wage cuts and layoffs.

That's where.

Yeah..I know..some will present the argument that we're talking about different departments and different budgets blah..blah..blah.

The apologist will tell us that those funds are not fungible.

Nevertheless to the citizens those funds ARE fungible. They are our tax dollars. If the political apparatus builds imaginary walls around those tax dollars that's their problem. No wait. that's their game of obfuscation that is used to run the scam.

Heck with the stories like the one above being printed about the city not willing to detain illegal immigrants because its been costing us $250K a year as we spend about $150/day to do it.

All it takes is an enterprising young OWS protestor and a little third grade math to figure it out.

10/19/2011 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT again the law abiding working citizens of chicago are targeted for revenue , raising water rates,city stickers etc. Now receiving a ticket for failure to remove last years sticker.
Rahm let the ticket writers loose in the Ogden Police District to write ANOVS for no Business License, Peddlers license , blocking sidewalks . 100's out everyday selling tamales , corn , coffee etc on every corner and next to every public and catholic school . The vendors pay no city , cook county , state taxes or federal income tax . Can't the 10th District Commander stop this , it's illegal and a health hazard.

We know it's easier to tax and ticket the working , tax payer.

one ? where's jaconson , zekman , shaw , goudie and the rest of investigators .

10/19/2011 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greece, our future?

http://tinyurl.com/3ttlbzw

10/19/2011 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT again the law abiding working citizens of chicago are targeted for revenue , raising water rates,city stickers etc. Now receiving a ticket for failure to remove last years sticker.
Rahm let the ticket writers loose in the Ogden Police District to write ANOVS for no Business License, Peddlers license , blocking sidewalks . 100's out everyday selling tamales , corn , coffee etc on every corner and next to every public and catholic school . The vendors pay no city , cook county , state taxes or federal income tax . Can't the 10th District Commander stop this , it's illegal and a health hazard.
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Hey ASSHOLE!!!!!

Whilst there may be people selling (WORKING!) food on the corner, that does NOT mean that they don't pay taxes, vendor licenses and are a drain on the economy.

The enemy is NOT the poor working-class, but rather the savage that robs and boosts on our trains, buses and streets!

Don't you know the difference, you STUPID FUCK?!!!!!!!

10/19/2011 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wanna put a jar of bedbugs in Rham's limo.

10/19/2011 07:03:00 PM  
Blogger Jon said...

10/19/2011 04:31:00 PM

All the DC's are afraid to loose their clout positions.

Hell..it's easier to Ticket the shit out of someone that has a Job and is a Citizen, than to ANOV some illegal that will never be able to pay the ticket and that some liberal asshole judge is going to dismiss anyways.


No City Sticker/Improper Display:

If it is Expired..It shouldn't be on your windshield PERIOD. Doesn't matter if its 1 old one or 10 old ones.

10/19/2011 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Seems like susie mendoza the new city clerk has hired 11 people since getting in office all at created titles making ready over $100,000 per year. Wow thought the city was broke! Hey rahm and she can do this as you steal from police? You cut needed coppers and allow this girl to do whatever she wants? Ahh changing titles adding more millions to her budget! What say you rahm? And to think she fires a hard working African American and tells him "sorry you job is gone," for no reason,then hires 11 cronies and changes titles to give her kiss ass staff more money! Reformer rahm? LOL!

10/19/2011 11:23:00 AM

In case you forgot, the City Clerk is not appointed by the Mayor. It's an elected position. The Mayor can whine about it, but she doesn't have to listen. If you don't like Mendoza's actions, then don't vote for her in the next election.

10/19/2011 08:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This dwarf fucker should just start wearing a white toga and a gold wreath on his head & start playing the violin.
It's what "emperors" wear, Right ????

10/19/2011 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a fucking micro-manager Swan Lake is - and then to tell the media he did it. What a complex this corrupt runt has.

--No Cop Here

10/19/2011 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if Our fearless leader had to consult 9.5 to close the lakefront bikepaths due the high winds and waves...

10/19/2011 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just watch the tapes of the Grant Park 1968 Democratic convention gathering. That's the way it should be handled, but it will never happen. Not in this day and age.

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These days that would result in a billion dollar federal lawsuit against the city. probably would win too. God gave you a brain. Use it. Beating heads is a last resort.

CPD never really recovered from the black eye earned from that mess. Want to go for another black eye that will last for 40 more years?

These are political problems and using brute force against them is usually counterproductive. There is a saying about the guy with a hammer seeing all problems as a nail.

It ain't personal to them and if you make it personal it will eat you up inside and you will end up paying punitive damages.

Let the politicians take the heat.

10/19/2011 09:28:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Rabbi Magic Rahm sez:

Uhhh... Uhmmm... Hammina...
Shit, gimme a minute so I can think of a lie, slather it with sweet dookie and sandwich it between two slices of plausible deniability and serve it up with a side order of run the fuck away and hide when the civil litigation comes down the very second these hack Cook County judges shit-can all these cases for no p/c...

9.5 is a first order coward and weasel who along with G-mac, has set the table for Coppers to possibly end up in a world of hurt.

SCC lays his narrow ass out with his own words.

9.5 by the gist of the text, is desperately processing & simultaneously trying to spin/employ slippery syntax & wesel words to distance himself from any potential punitive harm.

Only the blue shirts are in harm's way on this bullshit. Rahm is out to protect HIS ass(ets).

"I was in -- not 'direct,' I wouldn't characterize it that way. I was in consultation and conversation with the police superintendent."

Either you gave the order or you didn't muthafuckah! Quit playin' games will ya?

Rahm's a real hard ass who's front and center as Muthafuckin' Mayor of Chicago when it comes to fucking with Coppers money, families and quality of life.

But damnit he'll crack a pelvis trying to pirouette, dance & shimmy looking for a heat shield and fall guy when shit has a potential to turn sour and threaten his ill gotten gain, agenda and aspirations.

Rahm is too important to have any of HIS skin in THIS game... The gears are lubricated with the bones of the little people, peed on peons and other small fry & rabble.

One can never go broke underestimating the overall intelligence of the Chicago electorate. That's for damn sure...

10/20/2011 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will respectfully disagree with you. The show of force used in 1968 kept this city safe for forty years. The Bulls riots were calm because the rioters were afraid to get out of hand. I thank the Officers that acted in the best interest of the City.

This next riot will prove we have turned into a paper tiger.

10/20/2011 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Occupy Chicago was extended an invitation to talk by Rahms OFFICE, not the mayor himself, and they declined to do so unless the charges were dropped.

10/21/2011 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will respectfully disagree with you. The show of force used in 1968 kept this city safe for forty years. The Bulls riots were calm because the rioters were afraid to get out of hand. I thank the Officers that acted in the best interest of the City.

This next riot will prove we have turned into a paper tiger.

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Perhaps. Perhaps not. Sometimes riots get a start because the authorities fail to take effective action, but as often as not, they get started because the authorities take the wrong action. Once the wrong action is taken, it cannot be undone, so most times it ends up that doing nothing other than keeping an eye on things and trying to limit the damage is the best bet. Once the fire hoses and tear gas come out, all bets are off and the protesters will often turn into rioters.

You just cannot control a riot once it gets going short of a level of force that would never be acceptable to the voters.

Its a tough call but even the Chinese and the Russians understood that restraint made more sense than brute force when dealing with protesters. I find it interesting that two totalitarian societies understood that instinctively.

In any case, what made Chicago "safe" for many years had absolutely nothing to do with the 68 disaster. It had to do with the unholy alliance of the mob and the city's politicians. Violence was bad for the mob's business. These days, the mob's influence is much weakened as gangs have taken over much of the more lucrative criminal enterprises.

Not a cop.

10/21/2011 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if the park closes, it close. Protesters should leave and protest somewhere else where it si legal. I remember police officers making people leave the park in years past..so these people should leave and go protest in front of some of the bankers homes who drank champagne while the protesters marched.

10/24/2011 02:57:00 PM  

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