Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Once Again, Media Bias

Again at the Tribune.

Exhibit A: The Bridgeport Beating:
  • Comments are closed in what appear to be a bunch of punks (Asian and a white kid) beating on a minority (Asian) teen. The YouTube video has gone viral, worldwide attention on Bridgeport and all its warts. Outrage is palpable on this one, though why it's treated differently from so many of the downtown "wilding" beatings, we can only imagine.

Exhibit B: Big money settlement to an autistic kid beaten by CPD:

  • Comments are WIDE open. "Corrupt police." "Dirty pigs." "worse than gangs." "Take it out of their pensions." Etcetera, etcetera, ad nauseum.
But then again, what would anyone expect from the Tribune? We canceled our subscription a decade ago.

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79 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will you realize that people generally don't like the police. This is a thankless job. If you want to be liked become a fireman.

1/18/2012 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not even white kids. It's 2 Hispanics and 4 Asians pretending to be thugs.

1/18/2012 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think the settlement was unfair. Hopefully, at least one of those involved will lose their job and this will go away and not be the next Abbate incident.

1/18/2012 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All those shootings on the southside. We wont stand for a beating with a gymshoe. now they crossed the line!

1/18/2012 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone needs to set the ignorant Tribune posters straight with some good comments. ASAP. Making me sick to read these idiots opinions.

1/18/2012 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC..... have you seen YouTube video of police brutality in Bridgeport? This jagbag makes us all look bad, and I hear he faked an injury to avoid dealing with the fallout. Stupid ass!

1/18/2012 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The legacy of Bridgeport

1/18/2012 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Makes me wanna run out there nightly and risk it all for these ever grateful citizens! Signed complaints and case reports seems like acceptable activity to me. These days, I'd go so far as to declare mainstream media to be an enemy of the United States. They're eroding this great Nation from within and it may be too late to salvage. Stock up on MRE's and Ammo, the revolution may not be far off. Not sure if I've ever seen our Nation so polarized!?

1/18/2012 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trib scum newspaper still on strike from the 80's will never forget! Royko was the worst advocate of the blue collar worker crossed the line many times with threats of arrest of picketers if they harassed him. Total JO. When his son was arrested by good copper from the 16th District years ago he admitted his father was a JO. He made his name on the blue collar guy but in the end he MIKE ROYKO stepped all over them. Total drunk ASSHOLE!!!!

1/18/2012 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always seemed suspect that the autistic rat who baited the cops had someone in the store with a video camera to record the arrest. The city should have taken this one all the way but I am sure Pablo had a connected lawyer. Pablo gets half and the lawyer walks off with the other half.

1/18/2012 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that when a group of black people beat a white person it is never a hate crime and the media rarely reports it. How about the case of the two white girls in 011 who were tied up in an apartment by the dope boys. They were repeatly raped by the boys who lived on the block and the girls on the block would come and beat their asses. One of the F/1 battery offenders stated to the victims "I've been riding on the back of the bus for 18 years now it's your turn." Of course the media never spun it as a hate crime because black people apparently can't commit hate crimes. In fact I don't remember the media ever reporting the story, probably because it was a racist story. How nice would it be to have a media outlet that reports it like it is and has just a little journalistic integrity. But that is a dirty word in Chicago.

1/18/2012 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROYKO The ASSHOLE would always cross picket line from blue collar guys on strike from Trib in the 80's on Michigan Ave. He was a total POS who made his name off of the blue collar worker!!!

1/18/2012 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aisians aren't minorities.....well.....the govt. Thinks they are too high IQ/high income to be included with general "minorities".
Thus the term Non Asian Minority or NAM....look it up.
My wife teaches grade schoolers with autisum and routeenly comes home with wounds/injuries. Don't underestimate the risk in dealing with people who are autistic.

1/18/2012 02:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhhhh, at least it isn't Italian on black like Lenard Clark , Jessie scamming Jackson gettin involved... OPPRESSION.... Umhummmmm.....looks Like Hispanic on oriental

1/18/2012 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lmao word has it they are putting "black owned " signs to prepare for G8/NATO on their building (only a few will get this comment) LIMT AKA LIFM

1/18/2012 03:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the bridgeport thugs were asian....with one white.

1/18/2012 04:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the bridgeport beating was picked up by the media because their faces were covered with masks and it was believed they were whites beating an asian. now the masks are off and it is 5 asians and 2 hispanics beating an asian and the story is dying fast.

1/18/2012 05:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

could tell they werent italian, they had no baseball bats.

1/18/2012 05:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asian persuasions ..and one Caucasian ...why doesn't Jessie Jackson5 get involved? Oh I know...yes we all know but everyone is too scared to be called racist. ..

1/18/2012 05:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was a retaliation beating,

last October the 'victim' set up 2 offenders in an alley the same way,

he had 20 of his friends jump on 2 of the offenders

lots of mis-placed sympathy here,

all involved are ass holes, victims and offenders alike

1/18/2012 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
When will you realize that people generally don't like the police. This is a thankless job. If you want to be liked become a fireman.

1/18/2012 12:09:00 AM

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Some of us appreciate the Police. Thank you Ladies and Gentlemen in blue.

1/18/2012 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Someone needs to set the ignorant Tribune posters straight with some good comments. ASAP. Making me sick to read these idiots opinions.

1/18/2012 12:16:00 AM
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It's their chance to take a cheap shot at coppers. They probably got a speeding ticket or something, and the only way to mouth off to a cop is on a comment board. Some of you may have read the Yahoo comments on the Utah cop that got killed during a drug bust. Some of the comments directed at a deceased Officer were disgusting, with no decency at all.

1/18/2012 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It didn't happen in Bridgeport, it happened in Armour Square and it isn't a hate crime.

1/18/2012 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No legitimate reason to beat an autistic person, and it's not too hard to flag such a person. Think before you react.

1/18/2012 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, don't let the clowns who still read newspapers and comment on the stories make you guys think you don't have the support of the public. I know it's hard to read, but just like the vast majority of people you see out on the streets every day aren't scumbag thugs that you have to interact with, the vast majority of people in the city don't agree with the spew these idiots write when hiding behind their computer screen.

You guys have a lot more support from the public than you think you do. Keep doing a great job, don't let this stupidity get you down.

Thank you, from a citizen.

1/18/2012 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To my knowledge, where the robbery took place isnt bridgeport!

1/18/2012 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cop-haters will always be more vocal than those in the community who support the police. It will always be this way.

The trib does the community a disservice by closing the comments on the Bridgeport beating. There is no wiggle room here. They either support free expression, good and bad, or they don't support it at all.

1/18/2012 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember getting pulled aside by a police officer at MDW after walking away from a TSA jerk on the non sterile side. I would have filed a complaint against him but the CPD pretty much ignores tourists complaints. He detained me without cause. TSA jerk wound up in a whole lot of trouble for his actions.

You guys have the power of life and death over the rest of us. Some of your fellow officers abuse that power. You want respect so you've got to earn it.

1/18/2012 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is jesse and the rainbow coalition? Is this rahm's "fenger"? Did the one who taped the video get charged for recording without a permit? Is that really armour square or bridgeport? Will the offenders be labeled as animals?

1/18/2012 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No police officer in today's times will beat an autistic person and risk their job and benefits on purpose!

1/18/2012 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous 1985 and counting down down said...

Anonymous said...

When will you realize that people generally don't like the police. This is a thankless job. If you want to be liked become a fireman.

1/18/2012 12:09:00 AM

There's a great film noir from 1952 with Robert Ryan playing a burned out cop. It's called "On Dangerous Ground" and has some great quotes.

The best quotes are these exchanges between Ryan and his Captain:

Jim Wilson: Cops have no friends. Nobody likes a cop. On either side of the law. Nobody.
Captain Brawley: Is that what you want? People to like you? Then you're in the wrong business and you ought to get out.
Jim Wilson: It's the only job I know. Has been for eleven years now.



This is just a job like any other job. I do it the best I can. It's never enough but I do it. When I go home, I don't take this stuff with me, I leave it outside. But you, the way you carry it around inside, you must like it! Maybe you think that makes you a good cop. The way you're going you won't be good to anybody! Not even yourself! Somebody had to tell you. To get anything out of this life, you got to put something in it. From the heart!




The reason this is being treated differently than the downtown wilding beatings is because the video is much more graphic. Have you seen any video from downtown like this? No, I don't believe the media or Youtube is suppressing any video as I'm sure someone will suggest.

As for the solution to these problems perhaps Philly Mayor Nutter has an idea:

"Stop acting like idiots and assholes", says Mayor Nutty.

http://blogs.phillymag.com/the_philly_post/2012/01/12/mayor-nutter-stop-idiots-assholes/

Now that's a video! Can we trade Rahm for Nutter?

1/18/2012 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just answer your calls, nothing more.

1/18/2012 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is no media bias in this situation. If the media reported the thousands of incidents a day that are reported and unreported to the police, it wouldn't mean shit. The wildings happen, video of the wildings aren't as great as the video in this beating and the beating of the homeless man. The outcry for the throats of the offenders in both cases was similiar, and lets hope they all do time for their outrageous actions.

1/18/2012 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aisians aren't minorities.....well.....the govt. Thinks they are too high IQ/high income to be included with general "minorities".
Thus the term Non Asian Minority or NAM....look it up.
My wife teaches grade schoolers with autisum and routeenly comes home with wounds/injuries. Don't underestimate the risk in dealing with people who are autistic.

1/18/2012 02:01:00 AM
Since you wife is a teacher maybe she can teach you how to spell and write.

1/18/2012 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Lmao word has it they are putting "black owned " signs to prepare for G8/NATO on their building (only a few will get this comment) LIMT AKA LIFM

1/18/2012 03:09:00 AM

Only a few will get it? You must be very clever!

1/18/2012 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always seemed suspect that the autistic rat who baited the cops
1/18/2012 01:04:00 AM

You are a fucking moron. A kid with autism isn't going to be able to "bait" a cop. He wouldn't even understand the concept.

1/18/2012 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhhhh, at least it isn't Italian on black like Lenard Clark , Jessie scamming Jackson gettin involved... OPPRESSION.... Umhummmmm.....looks Like Hispanic on oriental

1/18/2012 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Riiiiight, because those cops went there just to beat an autistic Kid. Muhahahahah

1/18/2012 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These days, I'd go so far as to declare mainstream media to be an enemy of the United States. They're eroding this great Nation from within and it may be too late to salvage. Stock up on MRE's and Ammo, the revolution may not be far off. Not sure if I've ever seen our Nation so polarized!?

1/18/2012 12:44:00 AM


You are right in your presumption about the mainstream media. They are not watchdogs anymore, they have become lapdogs. The media has abdicated its duty to impartially inform the citizens, and it has become a tool of those in control of government.

1/18/2012 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What if these coppers just drove by and did nothing?

What if it turned out this special boy had gun and was going to rob and shoot everyone in that place?

Why do we have to be right 110% of the time in order for it to look like we are doing our job ?

1/18/2012 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LIMT AKA LIFM

What does this mean? Pretend we ALL don't spend our time in moms basement texting/blogging.

1/18/2012 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will you realize that people generally don't like the police. This is a thankless job. If you want to be liked become a fireman.


. . . and increasingly, the police don't like the firemen.

1/18/2012 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do not depend on getting the TRUTH from the demo-socialist/marxist/communist oboma-run news rags like the Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times, etc., ANYTHING reported by the leftist media. STOP reading these leftist news rags.

IF you want the truth in news reporting, check out the following news outlets...they report all news items state by state, and nationwide.

They are:

www.theblaze.com
www.drudgereport.com
www.freerepublic.com

Read the commentary after each article of what others are saying around the country, and leave your comment. www.theblaze.com and www.freerepublic have commentary sections after each article, even if rags like the Chicago Tribune and the Sun-Times close their commentary sections. This is how we LEARN what other people, other than those in the Chicago area, are saying about the oboma-socialist/marxist/communist damage to this country, and to each of us as citizens.

Keep fighting the good fight and leave your commentary on the local news rags when they allow you to do so.

But read and learn what you can from sources that print the facts...and pass it on.

Remember that the chaos we are experiencing in this country... the destruction of the Constitution, our freedoms and our liberties, the massive fraud and thuggery...is being perpetrated by design....the design being the combined forces of the socialists, communists, marxists and revolutionaries, led by oboma who was groomed for the job of tyrant and dictator...these bastards have been waiting a long time to come out from the shadows...this is the domestic enemy on our shores who threaten our very lives.

Read and learn, pass it on, and vote conservative or Republican...ANYONE other than oboma...oboma must be replaced, if these United States are to be saved.

1/18/2012 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just loved it when Racoon Eyes stated that the beating was not what Chicago is all about. This shit has been going on since there was a Chicago. Way back when Italians, Polish, Irish, Jewish, and all the assorted ethnic European groups were always fighting. And what would the Racoon know about a real street brawl. This little annointed one was born and raised in the suburbs. The closest he ever came to violence is when he cut his finger off at the deli.

1/18/2012 03:32:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

To the unpublished KMBA 2013:

We're sorry your substandard reading skills lead you to project something we haven't written cloud your eyesight. We spend a lot of time weeding out the very thing you seem to see in your mind's eye. Maybe after you take a few residual reading courses and an eye exam you can participate.

1/18/2012 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the Tribune goes broke!

Da Pelon

1/18/2012 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All those shootings on the southside. We wont stand for a beating with a gymshoe. now they crossed the line!

1/18/2012 12:15:00 AM

You really think that's funny? They coulda killed that kid. He took a lot of kicks and punches square in the face. The fact he was still able to run surprised me. Don't joke about what happened to that kid as a beating with a gymshoe because if it was your own kid you'd go vigilante...or maybe you actually wouldn't. Maybe you'd tell him it was just a gymshoe. Idiot.

1/18/2012 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
It didn't happen in Bridgeport, it happened in Armour Square and it isn't a hate crime.

1/18/2012 07:08:00 AM
..............wrong happened by school 3501 s Wallace

1/18/2012 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got detained by the police at Midway because of some TSA jerk...

Yes, the TSA workers are not the elite of society, you wouldn't be able to pay your hefty tax bill or an increased air fare ticket if they were all Harvard grads.

Walking away from a TSA checkpoint because you didn't like the service isn't very adult. Doing so in an airport post 9/11 is additionally very stupid and a good way to land in jail. My guess is that the cop probably diffused the issue and you were too much in a snit to realize that. Either that or you always have a problem with authority, probably dating back to when your mom pulled you aside and asked you to cool it when you were acting like a brat.

When someone does something wrong, causes a disruption, breaks the rules, breaks the law, why do I have to earn their respect? It is not an abuse of authority to intervene in your disruption, or to detain you when you break a rule or a law, its my job. I will treat you with exactly as much respect as you are treating others.

Get over your self importance, there are 6 billion people on earth. Without authorities it would be chaos. The police don't have the corner market on authority. Your parents,teachers, bosses, my bosses, politicians etc. all have authority. You probablly have authority over people as well. Chill out.

1/18/2012 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad these loser are in custody hope they give them all the law allows not just a pat on the back .

1/18/2012 05:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys have the power of life and death over the rest of us. Some of your fellow officers abuse that power. You want respect so you've got to earn it.

1/18/2012 08:09:00 AM

We neither want or need your respect. We WILL have your compliance. We interact with you for a reason. Just do what you're told and there is no problem. Simple enough for you?

1/18/2012 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

It's not even white kids. It's 2 Hispanics and 4 Asians pretending to be thugs.

1/18/2012 12:13:00 AM

1 Hispanic everyone else involved Oriental. And everyone was charged with Robbery how often does that occure with the robberies on the El system!

1/18/2012 06:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Trib scum newspaper still on strike from the 80's will never forget! Royko was the worst advocate of the blue collar worker crossed the line many times with threats of arrest of picketers if they harassed him. Total JO. When his son was arrested by good copper from the 16th District years ago he admitted his father was a JO. He made his name on the blue collar guy but in the end he MIKE ROYKO stepped all over them. Total drunk ASSHOLE!!!!

Well at the end he finnally figured out Jesse's scams.

1/18/2012 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason this is being treated differently than the downtown wilding beatings is because the video is much more graphic. Have you seen any video from downtown like this? No, I don't believe the media or Youtube is suppressing any video as I'm sure someone will suggest

Are you kidding? The media waited for months to tell the story of the wildings (racial attacks). And I have yet to hear anyone in the media call Jeese "Hymietown" for his remarks when he ran for President.

1/18/2012 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/18/2012 03:32:00 PM

Agree, Feel bad for the kid but thug fights have been happening forever, well maybe not at New Trier, but God do I remember them days. Not all kids participate in ballet. The boy needs Saturday kung fu classes to kick some ass back. The $100, 000 bond for the 17year old village idiot is exaggerated. Typical neighborhood fight.

1/18/2012 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

You guys have the power of life and death over the rest of us. Some of your fellow officers abuse that power. You want respect so you've got to earn it.

1/18/2012 08:09:00 AM

We neither want or need your respect. We WILL have your compliance. We interact with you for a reason. Just do what you're told and there is no problem. Simple enough for you?

1/18/2012 05:08:00 PM

Unfortunatley that is not the Liberal way.

1/18/2012 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, don't let the clowns who still read newspapers and comment on the stories make you guys think you don't have the support of the public. I know it's hard to read, but just like the vast majority of people you see out on the streets every day aren't scumbag thugs that you have to interact with, the vast majority of people in the city don't agree with the spew these idiots write when hiding behind their computer screen.

You guys have a lot more support from the public than you think you do. Keep doing a great job, don't let this stupidity get you down.

Thank you, from a citizen.

1/18/2012 07:48:00 AM


Amen on the hiding behind the computer screen -jagoffs.
Agreed! When we let the negativity and stupidity get to us, they win. I'll be damned if that will happen.
P.S. Fuck you Swan Lake, Jesse on the Floor, Father P-ant, and McCrappy Accent.

--No Cop Here

1/18/2012 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROYKO The ASSHOLE would always cross picket line from blue collar guys on strike from Trib in the 80's on Michigan Ave. He was a total POS who made his name off of the blue collar worker!!!

1/18/2012 01:08:00 AM


That the same Royko whose columns about the beating of a CPD officer, and the lame justice meted out by a county judge on her attacker, resulted in the judge's ouster? Yeah. How quickly we forget.

Also back in 1985 the Tribune printers, pressmen, and mailers went on strike. Editorial employees like Royko and all the other reporters were not union members and had no ability to strike or sympathize. Not crossing the line meant not working. Every editorial employee and every other non-union employee crossed, and also got called "scabs" and got clicked at by a bunch of ignorant idiots who thought they were entitled to a guarantee of lifetime job security. They threw away the remaining time they had on the job.

Save your anger for the replacement workers who actually took the union jobs during the strike, although, by the way, their hiring meant the first time those jobs were ever available to women and minorities because the three unions systematically excluded them.

1/18/2012 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys have the power of life and death over the rest of us. Some of your fellow officers abuse that power. You want respect so you've got to earn it.

1/18/2012 08:09:00 AM

We neither want or need your respect. We WILL have your compliance. We interact with you for a reason. Just do what you're told and there is no problem. Simple enough for you?


Lol you are part of the problem. I hope that the only interaction you have with people while in uniform is moving them to the morgue.

1/18/2012 07:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't anywhere close to a TSA checkpoint. This happened on the non-sterile side.

1/18/2012 07:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No legitimate reason to beat an autistic person, and it's not too hard to flag such a person. Think before you react.

1/18/2012 07:37:00 AM

Hey buddy, have you ever witnessed an autistic child (11 or 12) beat his parent and have to be pulled off them by three other people. They can become very violent at times. I haven't seen this police video but I am aware of what CAN happen.

1/18/2012 07:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LIMT AKA LIFM

What does this mean? Pretend we ALL don't spend our time in moms basement texting/blogging.

1/18/2012 12:05:00 PM
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AKA is a police term.

1/18/2012 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember getting pulled aside by a police officer at MDW after walking away from a TSA jerk on the non sterile side. I would have filed a complaint against him but the CPD pretty much ignores tourists complaints. He detained me without cause. TSA jerk wound up in a whole lot of trouble for his actions.

You guys have the power of life and death over the rest of us. Some of your fellow officers abuse that power. You want respect so you've got to earn it.

1/18/2012 08:09:00 AM
I remember you the guy who did not have ID and then threw his shoes like a little girl with her hissy fit! LOL!

1/18/2012 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daily Herald has a story on it, one of the 'kids' just moved to Arlington Hts, good luck AH....

1/18/2012 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An Open Letter To Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Dear Mayor Emanuel:

You didn’t see me today, but I was at City Hall for the Chicago City Council meeting. You couldn’t have seen me, because I was not allowed in – nor were any members of the general public. Maybe in your eyes this made the meeting run more smoothly. In my eyes, it was a travesty.

For as long as I can remember, I have heard those in your generation and older bemoaning how the young people in this country are uninformed and apathetic about politics, particularly at the local level. I am in the demographic that supposedly does not vote, does not know their elected representatives, does not read legislation, and certainly does not attend City Hall meetings.

Except that I do vote – in every election, big or small. I know my elected representatives by sight and by name. I read ordinances and other legislation that is up for a vote and contact my representatives with questions and concerns. And now, this week, I showed up at City Hall to sit in on some meetings. I never expected that when I wanted to engage in the political process this way – personally – I would be turned away.

[...]

For a mayor who champions “transparency,” it seems odd that the exact language of the proposed ordinances as they were to be voted on was not made easily accessible to the public. Your denial to let me and other members of the public witness the passing of these ordinances today also concerned and upset me. It changed me from a mere observer to an active protester, simply because I get a bad taste in my mouth when supposedly open meetings have no room for the people who will be affected by what is decided in them.

The people you kept out of that meeting were teachers and nurses, students and union workers, taxpayers and voters. They deserve better, and they will continue to demand it.

(more at the above link)

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Mayor Rahm's rhetoric is being seen for exactly what it is by example of this letter above.

The old school politicians no longer has complete control over the media propaganda machine, the twisted and spun messages. By election time this will be become evident to even the most casual observer.

2012 - We will not be fooled again. Your words do not match your actions.

1/18/2012 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yippee, only 6 more months till we get our new contract and big raises. Enjoy your retro checks.

1/18/2012 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A shoe in the hand is worth more than one upside your head. Doh.

1/18/2012 11:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the seven kids is a deputies son.

No jokes about honor roll students this time around?

1/19/2012 01:12:00 AM  
Blogger Just A City Worker said...

The 17 yo that got charged as an Adult is the Son of a CCSPO

1/19/2012 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Tourista threw his shoes and had a hissy fit!!!! Hahahahaha! What else would you expect from someone who uses the phrase "the non-sterile side". He also states that he would have filed a complaint except he knew CPD didn't generally follow up on tourist complaints. The only way he would have known that is if he tried previously, or he is just plain full of shit.

Hey pal, you are grounded from MDW. If you come into ORD let us know and we will have Supernanny escort you in.

1/19/2012 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You called this kid an auatistic rat? This tell me you know nothing about autism. What was done to this kid, in f ront of his family, cannot be defended !!

1/19/2012 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous retired guy said...

We neither want or need your respect. We WILL have your compliance. We interact with you for a reason. Just do what you're told and there is no problem. Simple enough for you?

1/18/2012 05:08:00 PM
As a retired police officer of 34 years, you sir, are someone I would not want to work with or have any interaction with. It seems you do not have even the basic understanding of what a police officer should be. Why don't you get a job as a prison guard at Gitmo? Seems you are better qualified for that position. Did they miss you when they passed out the psychological fitness tests??

1/19/2012 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yippee, only 6 more months till we get our new contract and big raises. Enjoy your retro checks.

1/18/2012 11:07:00 PM
Bet the contract goes another 3 years! Say what you want about Mike Shields he will never allow a bullshit contract to be put to a vote! NEVER! Most important Mike PROTECT THE PENSION!

1/19/2012 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares. CPD has their lips firmly planted on the rear ends of DHS/TSA.

1/19/2012 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always seemed suspect that the autistic rat who baited the cops
1/18/2012 01:04:00 AM

You are a fucking moron. A kid with autism isn't going to be able to "bait" a cop. He wouldn't even understand the concept.

1/18/2012 10:21:00 AM

You'd be lucky to teach an Autistic Kid to Bait a Hook.

1/19/2012 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It didn't happen in Bridgeport, it happened in Armour Square and it isn't a hate crime.

1/18/2012 07:08:00 AM

Are you fucking serious? Tell Scalise that Armour Square isn't Bridgeport.

1/19/2012 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I ordered Chinese food over two hours ago. Was he my delivery man?

1/19/2012 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Not a Cop said...

Police have more support from the public than a lot of you think you have.

On this autistic kid thing ... I wasn't there and there aren't enough details clearly given for me to have a well-founded opinion, but $525,000?? That is a lot of money. Why the hell is it so much? Aren't these ridiculously large payouts a problem in themselves?

1/21/2012 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just answer your calls, nothing more.

1/18/2012 08:24:00 AM

Classy, very classy.

1/22/2012 08:05:00 AM  

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