Thursday, August 16, 2012

FOP Letter

We have now received "the letter" from about 40 or 50 different people. We have been aware of its existence for about a week now.

It was sent to us and Shaved before it was ever presented to the FOP Board, and we deleted more than a few references to it for a number of reasons.

First up, we couldn't verify it was an actual letter.

Second, we had no intention of being used by one of the parties involved to bolster their side of the argument that will, almost without a doubt, end up in the courts.

Third, we are in the midst of what will probably be the most brutal contract negotiations in FOP history and we judged that at the moment, the letter didn't serve any purpose except to distract from the ongoing events - a sideshow so to speak.

We expect "the letter" will continue making the rounds throughout districts and units in short order. It's particularly merciless in its criticisms of some guy who heads the organization. We've heard much of it before (immature, self-centered, disrespectful, disorganized, etc.). We've seen next to nothing that dissuades us that any of it is untrue as evidenced by other lawsuits, columns written, complaints at the meetings and confidences shared.

As you read "the letter" (and we're pretty sure you all will within two weeks), you can make your judgements. "Where there's smoke, there's fire." And from where we're sitting and what we've seen, there's a giant fucking blaze burning over on West Washington.

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178 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, good call. Take the high road. Don't give the City anything that they can use against us.

8/16/2012 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bet it's true...

8/16/2012 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bet it's true...

8/16/2012 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Further clarification on the Shields brothers.

Their sister Tracey was the head of Special Events under Mayor Richard M Daley.

Their Daddy was the Commander of ERPS until he was dumped for a large scandal.

Their Uncle Dave Shields was the Chief Judge of the Cook County Chancery Division. He was indicted in Operation Gaylord/Gambat and sent to prison for years. He recently passed away and both Mikey and Dan were at the funeral in Glenview, Il.


Karen Shields currently sits on the bench in Cook County and is Mikey and Dan's first cousin.


The Shields family are ardent cogs in the wheel of the Chicago Machine/Democratic Party.


History has proven and continues to prove this family is all about themselves and is not beyond extreme corruption.


Former Chicago Police Officer Robert Cooley aided the FBI in taking down Judge Shields and 19 other crooked judges. These judges fixed cases from homicide to agg battery on a PO for $.

8/16/2012 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Freddie B said...

Toddler Mikey let his big mouth get his ass in trouble again.

8/16/2012 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is much more coming on Mike and Dan's antics. This is just the beginning!

8/16/2012 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Mikey, Mikey, Mikey.

Was it only last year that you were challenging scc to a fight?

Looks like you should keep a bag ready for when the old "nag" kicks your ass to the curb.

8/16/2012 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's the letter making the rounds and then there's ALSO the Federal lawsuit that is going viral in e-mails... I've received it about 4 times:

http://web.mail.comcast.net/service/home/~/12cv5280-fop.pdf?auth=co&loc=en_US&id=483343&part=2

8/16/2012 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I expect the worst contact ever with these imbeciles running the show.

Dineen, Nolan and Donaghue were all light years ahead of this trainwreck.

Yes, I proudly voted for Bella.

8/16/2012 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good call SCC. I received the letter a week ago. I stopped reading it after the second page, since the first two pages were so one sided.

8/16/2012 01:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish I could read the letter. I have never seen it and no one I work with has it or even heard of it. What is the gist of it?

8/16/2012 02:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read it last week. Glad you're not posting it for just anyone to see it. I wish my fellow officers would realize that some things just shouldn't be discussed on here.

8/16/2012 03:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Former Area 5 Det. said...

One person you can thank for taking the wind out of this tyrant's sails is J. Garrido. You got to give the guy credit, even after losing a couple of elections, he still has the working policeman's heart in mind. Shield's complained to his lackeys about John doing the right thing and texting this goof non-stop for being a coward and not endorsing S. Stoppa when they should have. Kudos to John. In 2015 all of his enemies will be begging for forgiveness for not backing him, because he has always been the REAL POLICE!

8/16/2012 03:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1) We are f-ed in contract negotiations. The city intends on eating us alive.

2) If any of that memo is true, then all of us need to demand an outside financial audit.

3 If most of you do not show up at the Sept. meeting = shame on you.

How many times does Shields and his crew need to step on their d----- to make us wake up.

We need to get rid of this guy and his crew. They are toxic.

8/16/2012 03:49:00 AM  
Blogger Was that a SPEEDBUMP?! said...

Now I'm curious!

8/16/2012 05:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it possible to remove this asshole from office? Anyone know if there is a way to do that? What an utter failure, sellout, you name it. This guy better have another job lined up because if he comes back to patrol he'll be treated like a leper...as he should be.

8/16/2012 05:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor little Mikey Shields. He had big aspirations to run for Alderman of the 41st Ward against O'Connor. Now, with yet another nail in his coffin, it looks like his political hopes are going to be dashed.

Mikey, you really should have been a bit more careful in picking your fights. Payback can be relentless and without mercy.

Lex Talionis

8/16/2012 05:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beware the lady in red. Or orange, if you're a purist.

8/16/2012 05:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Is everyone's expectations lowered?

Then it worked.

8/16/2012 05:46:00 AM  
Anonymous FOP co-worker said...

I work at FOP and for Mike. This "letter" couldn't be further from the truth. Mike- thanks for doing what you did, now everyone can go back to doing business without any distractions.

8/16/2012 06:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next election , time for change

8/16/2012 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Sheilds has always been a spoiled cock sucker and his brother has always been a self promoter, bragging about protecting and flying the smashing pumpkins. They're nothing like their dad. Very sad.

8/16/2012 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike, this to shall pass. . . . Keep ur head straight and concentrate on Contract/Pension. You got my support along with the 011 District.

8/16/2012 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the Pension Board Trustee Election is in Nov. and our FOP President is running again.

Since Shields became the FOP President there has not been a PO at the pension board daily to watch out for our interests or answer our calls as there had been in years past.

I was told he gave up the office to work at the FOP office, and now the Lt. Trustee has Shields old office.

I have not seen anything about this election, just heard it was coming up. Anyone got any info?

8/16/2012 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I ran into over half of the FOP with their family and friends in the Wisconsin dells area. I wonder who flipped that bill?

8/16/2012 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shouldn't you let the readers decide for themselves .I mean really,don't you think other outside people got "the letter" too.

8/16/2012 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sent a copy to the media. I don't care.

8/16/2012 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is off topic. I weasn't sure how to get you an email to pass info on to you.

I stopped for coffee on my way to work & heard on the radio that on Sunday morning McJerseyshore will be on WVON 102.7 to talk and answer questions. The show starts at 6am.

Maybe some of us should get on the phones and grill him some what. Ask him questions and see just how much he will lie. We will also want to see if he spreads some more of his liberal lies about whos fault it is that there is all this violence going on in the city.

Also I was wondering seeing as tho there are quite a few media people always coming on here if maybe you could set up a post to the side that is always up that we can send post that indicate when & where shootings are taking place & just how many people are being shot. This way the media will know just how much of a spin & covering up the city is doing.

8/16/2012 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone see the Tribune reported very late last night so to hide the story that Commander Brian Thompson and the City of Chicago are being sued for Shakman violations for dumping senior white bodyguards and hiring new guards immediately after Rham was elected? The suit alleges Rham kept on the newer, less experienced-minority guards and dumped the senior white guards so Rham could bring in his own white guards that coincidentally volunteered their own time during the election. Terry Hilliard who is a Long time family friend and play uncle of Commander Thompson said the secret service helped picked the guards that stayed on the detail

8/16/2012 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish I could read the letter. I have never seen it and no one I work with has it or even heard of it. What is the gist of it?

8/16/2012 02:54:00 AM
Seriously? Did you not read SCC post before you made your comment. Troll.
SCC, thanks for not posting. I have got the letter and agree with you.

8/16/2012 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone ever hear of a disgruntled employee? That's exactly what this sounds like to me. Read the end of the letter. Seems like the only intent here is to extort a severance package from our union.

Looks a lot like the guy who gets locked up or ticketed and then runs to IPRA be cause he was somehow wronged and is now the victim.

WTF can't anyone be fired anymore? Nobody wants to accept any responsibility for their shortcomings. Maybe, just maybe, this employee was the employee she claims to be.

8/16/2012 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stoppa couldn't even answer the most basic questions posed by the political action committee. She was totally unqualified.

I was a Garrido fan prior to this, but you have to question his motives when he supports a candidate like this. For Garrido to go to war with the FOP, which was quite generous to him, over an issue like this is puzzling to say the least.

8/16/2012 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I need to see this "letter" or all of this commentary is absolutely meaningless to me and probably everyone else on this blog who hasn't seen it.

8/16/2012 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we vote no confidence in wonder boy and have him removed from office?

8/16/2012 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This letter and it's contents was corroborated by 3 of FOP's elected officials who share the offices. It is 100% true. No exaggerations, only fact. If you have a friend down at the lodge, call and find out yourself.
This guy is so bad, even his inner circle is dissolving, but that extra 24000 bucks a year keep them there.
Shields was a huge mistake.

8/16/2012 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What letter? Haven't seem any yet. Maybe you want to post it so we all know what your are talking about.

8/16/2012 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regardless of what this supposed letter says, you voted for this guy. Now sit there and take him.

8/16/2012 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The letter was one sided, because that is what people do. They present their side of the case. It is not their responsibility to present the other side of the case. The analogy could be made Romney should present Obama's case - not!

8/16/2012 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how everyone cares so much about a secretary all of a sudden.

8/16/2012 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

leave a link to the memo please

8/16/2012 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Further clarification on the Shields brothers.

Their sister Tracey was the head of Special Events under Mayor Richard M Daley.

Their Daddy was the Commander of ERPS until he was dumped for a large scandal.

Their Uncle Dave Shields was the Chief Judge of the Cook County Chancery Division. He was indicted in Operation Gaylord/Gambat and sent to prison for years. He recently passed away and both Mikey and Dan were at the funeral in Glenview, Il.
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Further clarification on Chicago History: It was Operation Greylord, not Gaylord. Are you the same guy that called the hit man from Godfather one Luke Abrazzi?

Ever heard of Alka Pone?

8/16/2012 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike you made the right decision firing her. It couldn't wait, it had to be done, NO REGRETS. That place is soooooo much more enjoyable now.

8/16/2012 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BELLA!!

You officers who voted this goof SHIELDs in will regret it... we are so fucked in the contract negotiations...... Shields and Geiger are slowly destroying what we have ....

BELLA come back!!

8/16/2012 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shields need to go. Never in the history of Fop has so much drama been going on. Its a very sad situation. I regret voting for him.

8/16/2012 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mikey Mikey Mikey we know what you and your brother are but can't wait until Gorman stories come to light............stay tuned.

8/16/2012 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anyone really surprised? The surface has not even been scratched with Geiger.

8/16/2012 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://tinyurl.com/ccjjjox

SCC, how did you miss this one?

Cops sue Rahm

8/16/2012 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

II really don't care how Sell Out Shields treats his paralegal. I care that Pussy German and him sold us out for Madigan. Get ready to get ass raped on this contract. Mikey is an empty suit. See back on the beat, KID

8/16/2012 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its time to impeach shields

8/16/2012 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm making a motion at the September union meeting that the board of directors fire Geiger. Its the only way to save mike.

8/16/2012 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geiger is Mikes Rasputin.

8/16/2012 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

resign FUCKHEAD

8/16/2012 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont blame everything in FOP on shields. Some of the execs are holdovers loyal to previous regimes. Dont think they arent above torpedoing Mike to get back into the power and money.

8/16/2012 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing to it? Just ask Rich Agu-liar.

8/16/2012 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ot gang funeral for abla gang member at prestigious St Ignatius College Prep wonder if parents and alumni know Sshh

8/16/2012 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DO NOTHING FLOP
"HAve you gone to the meetings?"
I luvs that insult

8/16/2012 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Jill said...

Chicago has never changed...everybody gets played:


‘City of Scoundrels’

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/12/books/review/city-of-scoundrels-by-gary-krist.html?_r=1&ref=review

8/16/2012 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous SCC Fan said...

Bring back Bella...oh, wait. He retired, is relaxing and laughing at what a mess this little boy has caused. Great job Hairgels, "we gotta get rid of the dinosaurs". Well you succeeded. Don't you dare complain!

8/16/2012 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is someone asleep at the switch over at FOP?

8/16/2012 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To:8/16/2012 03:17:00 AM

Your boy G has similiar baggage to Shields.

Nice try.

8/16/2012 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He sure didnt look good or professional on Chicago Tonight on channel 11 last week. Other guy made him look like a rookie

8/16/2012 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"not endorsing S. Stoppa when they should have. Kudos to John."

Stoppa didnt even know who her State Rep was, Sorry FOP made the right call,Sandy was a moron puppet nothing more.

8/16/2012 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a disgruntled employee who got canned taking shots on her way out the door. Guess it can't hit you on the behind if youre headed straight to the courthouse. BS.

8/16/2012 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T. Whats the deal with Mayor Daley's bodyguards sueing the city because they were dumped? Dont they remember the only way they made it to be a bodyguard is because of their political ties not there great police work. Get over yourselves

8/16/2012 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
1) We are f-ed in contract negotiations. The city intends on eating us alive.

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

Rahm thought he was going to screw the teachers and it didn't happen. But it may be to our advantage to be the last labor unit to settle. If the economy picks up after the election that could a plus for us. The a-holes in Springfield worry me more in the short term.

8/16/2012 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey - all you guys/ gals thinking about running for FOP -remember that if you want the job don't pull a Shields and host fundraisers. This ain't a politicians job, and you don't need thousands of dollars to run for this position.

8/16/2012 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One person you can thank for taking the wind out of this tyrant's sails is J. Garrido. You got to give the guy credit, even after losing a couple of elections, he still has the working policeman's heart in mind. Shield's complained to his lackeys about John doing the right thing and texting this goof non-stop for being a coward and not endorsing S. Stoppa when they should have. Kudos to John. In 2015 all of his enemies will be begging for forgiveness for not backing him, because he has always been the REAL POLICE!

8/16/2012 03:17:00 AM

What the hell are you talking about???? Your writing skills suck detective.

8/16/2012 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anybody ask Mikey what he did with all that $$$$is he raised runnung for FOP, cause that doesn't fall under campaighn finace laws????

Things that make you go, HMMMMM?

8/16/2012 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think its time to find out how we can impeach this guy before its to late and we lose everything it took us decades to get!

8/16/2012 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read that letter. reads like unnecessary high school drama. grown up move not to post it.

8/16/2012 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not one to scoff or laugh at conspiracy theories, especially as I get older.

But I really don't think the city has anything to do with lil Mikey stepping on his dick.

Repeatedly.

8/16/2012 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I expect the worst contact ever with these imbeciles running the show.

Dineen, Nolan and Donaghue were all light years ahead of this trainwreck.

Yes, I proudly voted for Bella.

8/16/2012 01:26:00 AM

Those morons gave us crap contracts as I recall. Remember the contract the entire membership voted down, but was shoved up our ass? That was Nolan, Donaghue, Bella, and the rest of the citywide team's fault. Remember our now expired contract? AWESOME...not.
Oh...and who was the moron from the "citywide team" that wrote about the jam a copper got himself into in the news letter. That could have been handled,quietly,with some suspension time, but nooooo...those idiots wrote about it and tipped off the media. Whola! The copper gets fired by Cline and prosecutedby the CCSA for a slap. I would have to go back thru news letters to be sure, but I think Bella wrote the article. Either way those fucknuts should have been careful of what they put in the news letter.
As far as I'm concerned there is only one criteria to judge Shields, the next contract we get. Not the adjective filled screed of some broad who has "panic attacks".

8/16/2012 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who writes a letter to the FOP board supposedly airing Mike's dirty laundry then asks for a severance package? A disgruntled, recently fired employee, that's who! The only mistake the FOP made in this instance was hiring her in her first place.

8/16/2012 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Their Daddy was the Commander of ERPS until he was dumped for a large scandal.

I knew "their Daddy." He was a lieutenant down in ERPS ... never the commander down there. Are you sure your other "facts" are correct?

8/16/2012 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didnt read the letter but I would think we should give Mike the same benefit of the doubt that we as officers get--think CRs. Right?

8/16/2012 02:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --

New Strategy --

Emanuel announces huge construction project on Northerly Island.

Won't cost us anything; Army Corps of Engineers, which of course is taxpayer-funded.

*

Marshlands, hiking trails, old terminal building to be turned into "shelter for hikers," CAMPING AREAS...

I used to walk out to the very lakeside end of Meigs and watch gen. av. take off over my head. Now there was something of interest.

You wanna be out on this neck of land like that today, unarmed, water on three sides? They didn't say anything about a satellite police station out there. Now watch someone grab that.

We got enough "marshes" with burned-out cars and stiffs out in woo-scary-land on the far south side.

Will Emanuel establish free-roaming packs of "rib dogs" for "natural depredation control?"

"Going to be a neighborhood crossroads." Idiots. Nothing "crosses" anything out on an isolated spit of land.

God help me, now you gotta clear this mess after dark -- unless there is no intention of doing so?

I know, they will put CAMERAS there.

This is giving me the chills.

8/16/2012 02:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave Lt. Joe Shields out of the problems Michael Shields is having.

Joe voluntarily departed ERPS after he told Rodriguez that Whigham was dumping good P.O.'s and replacing them with dogs and civilians recommended by Alderman Beavers.
That turned out to be true when first the IAD locked up one of the civilians for trying to steal 13 kilos of cocaine and then the FBI locked up one of the P.O's for stealing 20 kilos.

Joe also was a war hero. He received two silver stars and a purple heart while serving with the 4th Infantry Division in the central highlands of Viet Nam.

As far as I am concerned you can KMA!



8/16/2012 02:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://dig.abclocal.go.com/wls/documents/Marrero-vs-FOP.pdf

8/16/2012 02:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shields is a tool of the machine we are all dupped
Loss of
Holiday Pay
Uniform Allowance
Duty Avail
P Days Gone
Medical Days
Out of Grade Pay
Military Pay
Limit of LOAs

8/16/2012 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did vanecko write the letter?

8/16/2012 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:02 Dont think the holdovers are torpedoing Mike. If they are he can replace them, its not an elected position

8/16/2012 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John G., the shyster lawyer, golf club hustler, is one of the ones responsible for the mass emailing. I was gonna say he was a politician but I'd use that term loosely since he never won an election. Jealousy over Shields will get you no where John.

8/16/2012 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone smart enough to competently run our union isnt on this job. A labor attorney should run the union similar to a CEO. With board members all being elected police officers. Why anyone voted for this idiot Shields is a mystery. He came from the pension board which has damaged our pension beyond repair. So what do you guys do? You make him Fop president. Typical chicago thinking.

8/16/2012 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work at FOP and for Mike. This "letter" couldn't be further from the truth. Mike- thanks for doing what you did, now everyone can go back to doing business without any distractions.

You could have signed it Paul.

8/16/2012 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: 8/16/2012 05:31:00 AM

Mikey can't be alderman in 41st because it appears he gave to a sitting aldermans campaign:

Per state of il site....
Shields, Mike
1412 W Washington Blvd

Chicago, IL 60607 $300.00
11/16/2011 Individual Contribution
Citizens for Waguespack

I think this might open us up badly...


8/16/2012 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will go even farther on Lt. Joe Sheilds, he personally warned them of the scandal, he warned drunken Supt. Rodriguez that there were missing drugs. What was his reward...........he got dumped. Joe is a good man!

8/16/2012 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mikey stop giving personal and FOP money to political candidates.

We don't want to call you a political hack....

8/16/2012 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shields... the fop obama

8/16/2012 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Google it: It's an eye opener....The Chancery Division is where important and often complex civil cases are heard. Chancery is a highly coveted assignment for many of the incumbent Judges marking time out at 26th and Cal, and the outlying courthouses. It is has also proven not to be immune to corruption as the 1991 conviction of former presiding judge David J. Shields on bribery charges proved.

8/16/2012 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shields is a tool of the machine we are all dupped
Loss of
Holiday Pay
Uniform Allowance
Duty Avail
P Days Gone
Medical Days
Out of Grade Pay
Military Pay
Limit of LOAs

8/16/2012 03:03:00 PM
I call bullshit on this one. For instance, military pay is guaranteed by city ordinance, not our contract. If you were a real police, you would know this. Stop spreading bullshit rumors to stir the pot.

8/16/2012 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TSk Tsk.

Google this.

Mikey how are you tough on corruption? Does it run in the family?

Folks, its an inside job.
Wake up.

Two words on an undercover audio tape did-in David Shields. The recording, made in Shields' courthouse chambers that had been secretly bugged by the FBI, was of a hushed conversation with politically connected lawyer Pasquale ''Pat'' De Leo. The discussion concerned a case that DeLeo wanted "fixed." Neither man knew that it was actually a bogus case put together by the FBI. Nevertheless, Shields is heard on tape telling DeLeo to "stall it."

De Leo was later convicted of acting as a "bagman" in the case for covert FBI stooge Cooley, who was cooperating with the government.

Mr. Shields served his sentence from 1992-95 at a federal prison camp in Duluth, Minnesota.

After his release, the ex-judge volunteered at a pair of charitable organizations; one for children with behavioral disorders and the other for unwed mothers.

Shields lived quietly until his death, although apparently never accepted his conviction. "I thought it was a silly suit" he is quoted as saying in a profile several years ago. "I don't think I've lost a single friend. Everyone's been friendly and supportive," agreeing with him that "it's all bunk."

His funeral is Monday morning at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1775 Grove St. Glenview, IL 60025.

8/16/2012 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A house divided cannot stand." The City must laugh their assess off at us coppers because we are easily divided. Two coppers couldn't agree on a pizza topping. With all of the issues facing our membership such as pension, CTU, contract etc. we get all up in arms over a fired Secretary. Pathetic. You want Shields out there is a remedy in a year and half. But please, spear the rest of the membership the bullshit no confidence vote and other nonsense until the contract is over.

8/16/2012 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Their Uncle Dave Shields was the Chief Judge of the Cook County Chancery Division. He was indicted in Operation Gaylord/Gambat and sent to prison for years. He recently passed away and both Mikey and Dan were at the funeral in Glenview, Il.

You can prove this of course, right? Do you have a video of the funeral proceeding, sicko? No wonder why we are a Union so easily divided because we are infiltrated by morons like this.

8/16/2012 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudos to John. In 2015 all of his enemies will be begging for forgiveness for not backing him, because he has always been the REAL POLICE!

You sir are a serious dork!!!

8/16/2012 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

duty availability will be replaced with a 1st and 3rd watch shift differential . This will be pensionable , but will knock out the 2nd watch and secretarial sworn officers . Taken to a vote , it'll win .

8/16/2012 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 - People who get fired are apt to make shit up to get revenge. I also read the letter - it's 5 pages of the ramblings of a woman scorned whose motives are quite clear: to make Mike Shields and your FOP look bad and to make money. Also obvious from the letter is that the secretary harbors some animosity for Mrs. Shields. No doubt they had/have some kind of relationship at one time. And we all know how catty women (and some men) can be. 

2 - Judge Dave Shields is NO relation to this Shields family. Have your facts straight before you libel someone, it may save you from monetary (lawsuit) or physical (ass kicking) problems someday. People dont take kindly to being lied about and having their good name dragged thru the mud. Not sure about any current sitting judge, but doubt it because we woulda heard about it a zillion times already on this blog from people who don't like your President. 

My 2 cents: 

A) everyone has a right (unfortunately some times) to file suit when theyve been "harmed". As officers you all know that these cases are frivolous the majority of the time (I believe the term is ghetto lottery). I'll withhold judgement until all the cards are on the table. 

B) The timing of this letter being distributed neatly coincides with the FOP meeting the city for contract talks which was rumored to start off on bad ground. Things that make you go hhmmmm?????

C) that letter was addressed to FOP Board Members and was meant for their eyes only. To have it go viral tells me something possibly much more damning than a pissed off fired employee making claims that have to be proven/corroborated in a court of law: THERE IS A RAT(S) in your FOP that is leaking important documents/information. That rat sits high up in the FOP structure or at least has access to someone high up at FOP to have access to stuff like this. My concern for you all.....what ELSE has been purposely leaked and to who?? I doubt the secretary leaked it as that could potentially hurt her case, and she'd probably know this after working for lawyers for 25 years. Is someone trying to sabotage someone else over there? Are there still feelings of ill will between certain member(s) of the old regime and the new regime??? Might the city be involved with this fly in the ointment?? We know how much Rahm despises you folks. 

Regardless of whats really going on with a fired employee, it quite a distraction that your FOP doesn't need right about now. And all the negative attention will only help the city as they try to ram it in your butts when your contract talks get underway. This type of stuff makes for a great real life soap opera. If we were in any city other than Chicago I'd think this was a joke.

- a civilian attorney who probably shouldnt have access to the letter but did

8/16/2012 05:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey off topic. Look at your awards everyone in the clear system!!!! Everyone in the department was issued a complimentary letter "award" by the city. It was for the great job at NATO. Good work eveyrone, the complimentary letter is from the one and only mayor rahm emmanual. Gee, im so glad I got that from him.... farrrrrtttttttt, who gives a fuck. go stick the complimentary letter up your ass rahm.

8/16/2012 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lies lies lies. That letter was like reading the National Enquirer. Get a clue people. More important things to do instead of believing a "disgruntled worker"

8/16/2012 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those morons gave us crap contracts as I recall. Remember the contract the entire membership voted down, but was shoved up our ass? That was Nolan, Donaghue, Bella, and the rest of the citywide team's fault. Remember our now expired contract? AWESOME...not.
Oh...and who was the moron from the "citywide team" that wrote about the jam a copper got himself into in the news letter. That could have been handled,quietly,with some suspension time, but nooooo...those idiots wrote about it and tipped off the media. Whola! The copper gets fired by Cline and prosecutedby the CCSA for a slap. I would have to go back thru news letters to be sure, but I think Bella wrote the article. Either way those fucknuts should have been careful of what they put in the news letter.
As far as I'm concerned there is only one criteria to judge Shields, the next contract we get. Not the adjective filled screed of some broad who has "panic attacks".

8/16/2012 01:46:00 PM

YOU MY FINE FEATHERED FRIEND, ARE A DUMBASS...

What have we lost financially when Bella was in the FOP? Did you lose any pay? Any sick days? Any uniform allowance? Any duty availability pay? Were you allowed to take time due?

ANSWER THE QUESTIONS YOU GOOF..

Your answer for the mindlessly impaired including you. NOTHING YOU IDIOT.

GET INFORMED. YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE THE LARGEST COLONOSCOPY OF ALL TIME BECAUSE OF LIL MIKEY..AKA PRESIDENT USELESS.....

8/16/2012 06:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the hell are you talking about???? Your writing skills suck detective.

8/16/2012 12:20:00 PM

Spoken like a true champion who wrote "man fell down" on his last Hospitilization report.

LOLOLOLOL...

8/16/2012 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe Shields is a nice man, but he was never in Viet Nam.
He was in the National Guard.

8/16/2012 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T. Whats the deal with Mayor Daley's bodyguards sueing the city because they were dumped? Dont they remember the only way they made it to be a bodyguard is because of their political ties not there great police work. Get over yourselves

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Spot on.

The deal is those on the outs of the nice spot want back in, and perhaps there's some jealousy and/or racism goin' on.

I am no fan of Rahm's but the plaintiffs on this are wrong.

Now, that doesn't mean they won't win. After all this IS Chicago.

--not a cop

8/16/2012 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I contacted the State FOP regarding the latest Shield's debacle. I learned that I'm not the only member that has been calling the State FOP regarding the way business is being conducted on West Washington. They have reached out to Shields, but he has turned his back on them. Interesting to say the least!

In order to get our Union back, every member needs to attend the September General meeting and demand answers from Shields. If the answers are unsatisfactory, we need to write a formal grievance to the State FOP and ask them to investigate Contract-gate, EEOC lawsuits, firings, and audit the financial books especially after the C. Bentivenga letter raised allegations of the misappropriation of union dues for political purposes.

The State FOP is fed up with the nonsense and will attend the September meeting if formally invited by the members. Kevin G. that's a hint to you to invite President Street. The State needs to see how fed up its members are with Shields.

I've heard rumors of a no confidence vote is looming over Shields. Now is the time FOP members to make that motion, and second that motion, to show that we're a unified force and will not tolerate the nonsense coming out of FOP.

Let's take FOP back before its too late!

8/16/2012 07:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP liasion overhead at the credit union just days ago on how this whole thing is gonna take another nasty turn: One of Lil Mikey's old partners from 018 or 019 was romantically involved with this secretary and may know some things that will be asked about under oath when this shitstorm goes to court. Ugly ugly UGLY!! B

8/16/2012 07:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Shields runs the security at GENERAL IRON located within the 018 district. The owners of it are the LABKONS who are huge CONTRIBUTORS to RAHM EMANUEL. If anyone thinks that there isnt a direct LINK to the DEMOCRATIC MACHINE of CHICAGO than I have a bridge in Brooklyn for you to purchase too. SHIELDS will compromise this contract to the CITY. He cannot be trusted. He is in this for one person and that is MIKE SHIELDS!!!!!

-9161 (018)

8/16/2012 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Mike, this to shall pass. . . . Keep ur head straight and concentrate on Contract/Pension. You got my support along with the 011 District.

8/16/2012 07:03:00 AM

Easy guy, didnt you lose the election already G.P.?????? How much further can you put your nose up SHILEDS ASS??????

8/16/2012 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hey - all you guys/ gals thinking about running for FOP -remember that if you want the job don't pull a Shields and host fundraisers. This ain't a politicians job, and you don't need thousands of dollars to run for this position.

8/16/2012 12:16:00 PM


MIke SHIELDS received $$$$$$ for his run for president from FINKLE STEEL and GENERAL IRON families. It is in excess of 20,000 bucks. Both Families are HUGE contributors to RAHM EMANUEL and the DEMOCRATIC MACHINE. FOLLOW THE $$$$$$$$$$$$$ people.

BTW: Ask SHILEDS how those CUFFLINGS he sent to RAHM EMANUEL worked out when he won the election. SHILEDS has been making deals long ago and will run this thing into the ground before we know it.

-One Who KNOWS-

8/16/2012 07:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PENSION VOTE COMING SOON......


DO NOT VOTE FOR SHIELDS......VOTE NO. The guy can barely run the FOP and he already forgot to send the letter to the city regarding our contract negotiations.

8/16/2012 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New commander of 018? Whats up? New guy DD is gone...

8/16/2012 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New commander in 019 , they dumped Kenny while he is on furlough ,haaaaaaaa no soup for you , but I guess it doesn't matter no good bosses left out there from commanders on down heard new guy is a big jagoff

8/16/2012 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic, Duane De Vries, after taking the Commander spot, gave it up, whats with that? Billy Dunn new Commander of 18. Good Guy

8/16/2012 08:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said:
I sent a copy to the media. I don't care.
8/16/2012 07:28:00 AM

You did!! Good for you. You are so brave!!! God I admire you. You my friend would make an excellent FOP Prez yourself. I know talent when I see it.

8/16/2012 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is from his neighborhood and they are as buddies. Looks like he is missing a step.

8/16/2012 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Mikey Mikey Mikey we know what you and your brother are but can't wait until Gorman stories come to light............stay tuned.

Well please hurry because we need to know and I'm sure it's earth shattering and for the good of the Lodge. Maybe you should confront DG with this information. Never mind, that would take some balls.

8/16/2012 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Shields is a tool of the machine we are all dupped
Loss of
Holiday Pay
Uniform Allowance
Duty Avail
P Days Gone
Medical Days
Out of Grade Pay
Military Pay
Limit of LOAs

God I hope a copper didn't post this. It's scary to think this moron has a badge and gun.

8/16/2012 09:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who writes a letter to the FOP board supposedly airing Mike's dirty laundry then asks for a severance package? A disgruntled, recently fired employee, that's who! The only mistake the FOP made in this instance was hiring her in her first place.

8/16/2012 01:56:00 PM

Who does that? A person who is wrongly terminated, who's being vilified by the former boss, who asked that a letter be carried into a board meeting to explain her side of the story.

And Mike is the one who asked her to leave her former job and take this one.

8/16/2012 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shields is a tool of the machine we are all dupped
Loss of
Holiday Pay
Uniform Allowance
Duty Avail
P Days Gone
Medical Days
Out of Grade Pay
Military Pay
Limit of LOAs

8/16/2012 03:03:00 PM
I call bullshit on this one. For instance, military pay is guaranteed by city ordinance, not our contract. If you were a real police, you would know this. Stop spreading bullshit rumors to stir the pot.

8/16/2012 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said:
I sent a copy to the media. I don't care.
8/16/2012 07:28:00 AM

I sold it to my media contact for $300.00.

8/16/2012 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard the fighter jets flying over the city today and hoped we called in an air strike to 007. Unfortunately that wasn't the case.

8/16/2012 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can change horses mid race. Either get behind the FOP or suffer the consequences. If there are issues, bring them up in the next election.

8/16/2012 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW: Ask SHILEDS how those CUFFLINGS he sent to RAHM EMANUEL worked out when he won the election. SHILEDS has been making deals long ago and will run this thing into the ground before we know it.

-One Who KNOWS-

8/16/2012 07:29:00 PM


Exactly what is a "cuffling"?

Shields is a political hack, you are an ignorant fool. Cuffling....ha ha ha ha

8/16/2012 10:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike, let all the Haters complaints fall on deaf ears. That letter is a joke. There are a ton of coppers that still support and love you. Keep ur head up and continue doing a great job!!

8/16/2012 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ya wanna solve the problem?


shove a dozen organic tomatoes up rahm's ass.


it'll put him in a better mood.

8/16/2012 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cant wait to get out of this union. The only reason anyone needs it is if you step on your dick. They are all crooks.

8/16/2012 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
New commander in 019 , they dumped Kenny while he is on furlough ,haaaaaaaa no soup for you , but I guess it doesn't matter no good bosses left out there from commanders on down heard new guy is a big jagoff

8/16/2012 07:58:00 PM

Kenny wasn't "dumped." Still a commander and now XO in a unit. Not a bad dump. And Voulgaris wasn't promoted ... yet.

8/16/2012 11:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was the only one with balls to confront the machine.

Not one of you did that.

Not one.

And now he's labled as incompetant, child, who's lost control?

I've seen more from his union officers on police shootings, court cases, and general information than the last eppisode of FOP reps in a dozen years.

And back then, you all complained that thats what was missing.

Make your minds up already!

Split and you will be conquered.

It's the simple truth.

8/16/2012 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will bite off my nose to spite my face. I never liked this SOB. Now we will get it stuck in our ass. Serves us right. F this contract we are f-ed. Thanks to all the jags that voted him in. I hope you like your non-raise and benefits cut. Get rid of this asshat and move forward. The funny thing is I dont care anymore. f this f--ing city anyway.

8/16/2012 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait, let me get this staight. Sields wants to screw all of us for his own bennefits.
He's crazy, uncaring, and self absorbed because a disgruntled and fired employee said so.
Therefore it must be true because its a topic on SCC!
Get a grip officers.
I go to the meetings and I see a completely different side.
I don't like a lot of what he has to say, but I know that he has the best intentions for all.
And it doesn't always work out that way.
I suggest that you all better attend the meetings before you pass any judgements.

8/16/2012 11:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw the letter. Don't feel much sympathy for the girl. She was friends with the guy way before he became her boss. Working for a friend never really turns out how you think and I'm pretty sure he treated you the same before you worked for him. For this woman to come out, after the fact, and make silly opinionated allegations, just shows that she is upset at losing her job. That is regrettable but trashing someone and subtly insinuating things about his family life etc is pretty immature. Both of you seem pretty immature. Perhaps that's why you were friends. I sure hope you don't get a severance package on my dime. You were lucky to get a higher percentage raise than any member who pays your salary...we got 1 %. Brush yourself off and get your unemployment benefits for being fired. That should be the only severance package you get.

Also the snakes that work up on Washington need to stop trying to undermine each other. I am disappointed with the whole lot of you. Your silence when the letter was due as well as the sneaky backstabbing events of which this letter is yet another example is unprofessional, stupid, shallow, and does not serve the membership in any way. Count your last days to all that office, civilian and sworn. The whole office is a bunch of unprofessional people.

8/17/2012 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone see the Tribune reported very late last night so to hide the story that Commander Brian Thompson and the City of Chicago are being sued for Shakman violations for dumping senior white bodyguards and hiring new guards immediately after Rham was elected? The suit alleges Rham kept on the newer, less experienced-minority guards and dumped the senior white guards so Rham could bring in his own white guards that coincidentally volunteered their own time during the election. Terry Hilliard who is a Long time family friend and play uncle of Commander Thompson said the secret service helped picked the guards that stayed on the detail

8/16/2012 07:46:00 AM

Brian is a good guy and fair. People get replaced all the time. It's not racial or about seniority. There is no guideline for a volunteer assignment. I understand that there is a difference in pay and that sucks but getting that position doesn't mean it's a lifetime assignment.
A lot of people got dumped from all over the department and some of those spots got filled with new bosses people. That's just the way it goes. Unfortunate but not a case for court.

8/17/2012 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This letter and it's contents was corroborated by 3 of FOP's elected officials who share the offices. It is 100% true. No exaggerations, only fact. If you have a friend down at the lodge, call and find out yourself.
This guy is so bad, even his inner circle is dissolving, but that extra 24000 bucks a year keep them there.
Shields was a huge mistake.

8/16/2012 08:32:00 AM

This is so stupid. Yeah yeah corroborated by 3 fop elected officials who also dropped the ball with taking care of the membership. You guys need to go back to kindergarten with this stupid stuff. Get organized because this is your last term....everyone of you.

8/17/2012 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic, Duane De Vries, after taking the Commander spot, gave it up, whats with that? Billy Dunn new Commander of 18. Good Guy

8/16/2012 08:09:00 PM

My guess is that he saw the complete mess that was started by Georgas and finished by Angarone- dist is a bunch of whining, bitching tattletale clout heavy cliques. not a good place to be....hopefully they open up some dists for bids

8/17/2012 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone smart enough to competently run our union isnt on this job. A labor attorney should run the union similar to a CEO. With board members all being elected police officers. Why anyone voted for this idiot Shields is a mystery. He came from the pension board which has damaged our pension beyond repair. So what do you guys do? You make him Fop president. Typical chicago thinking.

8/16/2012 04:14:00 PM

Your backhanded insult to police officers intelligence and skill levels is shortsighted. I know many intelligent and organized officers who would serve the membership well. Just because they aren't working for the fop does not negate their existence. If you think a civilian labor attorney won't be corrupt and self serving you must be a youngin'. What do all the attorney politicians of this state and city do? Are you that naive?

8/17/2012 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike and his family are respected by their peers and co-workers. It will take more than a "letter" from some angry ex-employee to take down the FOP Pres. Support who u voted for and show up to the meetings.

8/17/2012 01:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No van of shields, but the contract is a city ordinance too.

8/17/2012 02:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8/16/2012 01:26:00 AM

Those morons gave us crap contracts as I recall. Remember the contract the entire membership voted down, but was shoved up our ass? That was Nolan, Donaghue, Bella, and the rest of the citywide team's fault. Remember our now expired contract? AWESOME...not.
Oh...and who was the moron from the "citywide team" that wrote about the jam a copper got himself into in the news letter. That could have been handled,quietly,with some suspension time, but nooooo...those idiots wrote about it and tipped off the media. Whola! The copper gets fired by Cline and prosecutedby the CCSA for a slap. I would have to go back thru news letters to be sure, but I think Bella wrote the article. Either way those fucknuts should have been careful of what they put in the news letter.
As far as I'm concerned there is only one criteria to judge Shields, the next contract we get. Not the adjective filled screed of some broad who has "panic attacks".

8/16/2012 01:46:00 PM

what contract did we ever vote for you ignat 15 year wonder you dont know shit. I cannot understabd how stupid the P.O.s have become in the last 10 years. WE NEVER VOTED AND RECEIVED A CONTRACT

8/17/2012 02:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those morons gave us crap contracts as I recall. Remember the contract the entire membership voted down, but was shoved up our ass? That was Nolan, Donaghue, Bella, and the rest of the citywide team's fault. Remember our now expired contract? AWESOME...not.

Again sharpie, you ignant fuck the city wide team ran against nolan, Donahue was the first citywide tickey president to win get it write or shut you trap

8/17/2012 02:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can tell by the writing style that 5 people are the authors' of %90 of the posts. The same shit happens whenever the FOP is brought up or shouldiI say forced up.

8/17/2012 02:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fyi commander kenney in 019 demoted to xo.
now vulgaris steps in.
vulgaris you have 60 tact guys. send half of them on clark st. and belmont and sheffield detail.

8/17/2012 03:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as I'm concerned there is only one criteria to judge Shields, the next contract we get. Not the adjective filled screed of some broad who has "panic attacks".
-------
You are a male pig. Regardless of whether what this woman wrote is true, your reference to women as 'broads' and 'panic attacks' is evidence of your sexist attitude. Sounds like you'd fit right in with the FOP staff.

If you think it's fine to refer to women as 'broads', then I think it would be fine for women to refer to you as a JAGBAG. Actually an ASSHAT JAGBAG is even more appropriate.

8/17/2012 05:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
fyi commander kenney in 019 demoted to xo.
now vulgaris steps in.
vulgaris you have 60 tact guys. send half of them on clark st. and belmont and sheffield detail.

8/17/2012 03:36:00 AM

Kenny wasn't "demoted." He was reassigned as an executive officer (XO). He's STILL a commander. In fact, he's got a better gig. Executive Officer is a POSITION, not a RANK. There are several commanders serving as XO's.

8/17/2012 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
PENSION VOTE COMING SOON......


DO NOT VOTE FOR SHIELDS......VOTE NO. The guy can barely run the FOP and he already forgot to send the letter to the city regarding our contract negotiations.



8/16/2012 07:30:00 PM

He can barley spell FOP! What are you talking about?

8/17/2012 07:46:00 AM  
Blogger 30 pending and what said...

FOP co-worker said...

I work at FOP and for Mike. This "letter" couldn't be further from the truth. Mike- thanks for doing what you did, now everyone can go back to doing business without any distractions.

8/16/2012 06:06:00 AM

who are you?

8/17/2012 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only letter I give a fuck about is the one the Flop failed to send to the city in time.

Why is that not a hot topic on this thread? Did you people forget that this man-child collecting a six figure salary to represent our interests DROPPED THE FUCKING BALL?!

I don't care what scam he has going on the side or how he treats the help. What I do care about is him fucking up a contract that puts food on my family table and keeps a roof over my head.

That salary should be earned by hard work and putting the men and women of this department before anything else. We're in the fight of our lives with this prick Rahm and we don't need a little boy in this fight. We need a man who stands for what we stand for.

8/17/2012 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone smart enough to competently run our union isnt on this job. A labor attorney should run the union similar to a CEO. With board members all being elected police officers. Why anyone voted for this idiot Shields is a mystery. He came from the pension board which has damaged our pension beyond repair. So what do you guys do? You make him Fop president. Typical chicago thinking.

8/16/2012 04:14:00 PM

Your backhanded insult to police officers intelligence and skill levels is shortsighted. I know many intelligent and organized officers who would serve the membership well. Just because they aren't working for the fop does not negate their existence. If you think a civilian labor attorney won't be corrupt and self serving you must be a youngin'. What do all the attorney politicians of this state and city do? Are you that naive?

Ok you got me. Ill remove smart enough and replace it with skilled enough. And a true national search not a local one would possibly eliminate the corruption factor. And why do you think a Po with no involvement with the union up to this time would be able to run it? Let me guess you voted for shields. Because he didnt have much experience either.

8/17/2012 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike, let all the Haters complaints fall on deaf ears. That letter is a joke. There are a ton of coppers that still support and love you. Keep ur head up and continue doing a great job!!

your a moron!!! this guys is a DISASTER!! wake up you goof.......

8/17/2012 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kenney in 019 demoted to xo....

seriously???? "demoted"???--arent the asshat xos who were commanders STILL making commander pay--that is until the day they can eliminate all the redundant "lady in waiting" xo spots---or fill them with Sgts at Sgts pay (like the DSS role)- or maybe they can fill them with POs at officers pay

8/17/2012 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If your coming to the Sept. meeting this will not be discussed in detail for two reasons.

1. The girl who wrote this is an at-will-employee who is asking for a severance package.

2. And if she was not given her money by then she will have filed suit. Over the years no labor union will talk about pending litigation.

I have met this girl and her letter sounds very professional. But she does state she pays child support. There may be a little fatal attraction going on here. But time will tell.

This is a distraction and it is a safe bet that 90% of the posts in this thread are from the same few people. Remember our real fight is in Springfield and with City Hall.

Stay Safe out there boys and girls,

TRP

8/17/2012 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
No van of shields, but the contract is a city ordinance too.

8/17/2012 02:20:00 AM


What kind of shields do you carry around in your van of shields? Is it a Ford or Chevy Van?

8/17/2012 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as secretary's go I would have kept Mary Pat. She was just a salaried office worker, not elected. She is loyal to whoever pays her salary. I found her to be knowledgeable and polite. As a unit rep who frequently called the FOP office I found that she knew more about contract and FOP issues than at least one elected officer who would simply read to me from the contract book when I had a question.

8/17/2012 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: 8/16/2012 11:44:00 PM

He is the machine. The machine is now using the tactic that they are against the machine.

Review his family bio, and then reply.

We are soo fucked.

8/17/2012 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fyi commander kenney in 019 demoted to xo.



Check his new title code

8/17/2012 12:00:00 PM  
Blogger Earl Filskov said...

Shields wrote a reply to the "alleged" memo.

I would say responding to it gives the appearance of an acknowledgement of truth.

8/17/2012 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've fucking had it with our union president. Shields hides behind a blanket emailed response. Show your face at roll calls and start talking about contract negotiations. You draw a salary from the city as a cop, from the fop as the president and from the pension board , you drive a company car and eat lunch and whatever else on the union dime that we pay for so start making some fucking appearances.

8/17/2012 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I will bite off my nose to spite my face. I never liked this SOB. Now we will get it stuck in our ass. Serves us right. F this contract we are f-ed. Thanks to all the jags that voted him in. I hope you like your non-raise and benefits cut. Get rid of this asshat and move forward. The funny thing is I dont care anymore. f this f--ing city anyway

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Sir:

If you are serious about leaving the CPD please call me at 312.743.0378 regarding possible employment. With your outgoing personality and uplifting attitude you are just what were looking for.

8/17/2012 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read the letter. I believe there's a 3-11 inferno going on within the FOP! Can this smug, boisterous ass be recalled?
Rahm and his negotiators are probably grinning and licking their chops.

8/17/2012 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Suntimes is running a story about the city possibly looking into bringing back some of these disabled officers and putting them back to work in a light duty status.Sounds like a great idea,why are these former officers holding down other jobs while collecting a check from the city.Just don't seem right, put them at call back or something they can fit into.Double dipping is Bull Shit

8/17/2012 05:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only mistake the FOP made in this instance was hiring her in her first place.

Ypu are 100% correct. Mike hired her becuase she was his friend not because of her skills. You must question his judgement.

8/17/2012 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
fyi commander kenney in 019 demoted to xo.



Check his new title code

8/17/2012 12:00:00 PM

The new title code is for an Executive Officer. Kenny is still a commander, simply in a different position. You can stop jerking off now.

8/17/2012 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shields wrote a reply to the "alleged" memo.

I would say responding to it gives the appearance of an acknowledgement of truth.

8/17/2012 02:05:00 PM
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And if he didn't respond, people would bitch about that, too.

8/17/2012 09:00:00 PM  
Blogger sharky said...

XO's are one rank below the person they work for. If they work for a Commander, they are a Captain. If they work for a Deputy Chief, they are a Commander. if they work for a Chief, they are a deputy Chief.

8/17/2012 09:22:00 PM  
Blogger sharky said...

I dont know where Kenny went, am enjoying furlo right now, but just look who he is working for, and that will tell you what rank he holds.

8/17/2012 09:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
fyi commander kenney in 019 demoted to xo.
now vulgaris steps in.
vulgaris you have 60 tact guys. send half of them on clark st. and belmont and sheffield detail.

8/17/2012 03:36:00 AM

Kenny wasn't "demoted." He was reassigned as an executive officer (XO). He's STILL a commander. In fact, he's got a better gig. Executive Officer is a POSITION, not a RANK. There are several commanders serving as XO's.

8/17/2012 07:44:00 AM


Most pof us PO's out here have positions too. That position is usually bent over receiving a screwing from the City.

8/17/2012 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what contract did we ever vote for you ignat 15 year wonder you dont know shit. I cannot understabd how stupid the P.O.s have become in the last 10 years. WE NEVER VOTED AND RECEIVED A CONTRACT

You are kidding. The last contract Nolan and Podgorny negotiated was voted down by the memebership. They then changed a few words and agreed to the same contract with out putting out the second vote to the membership. So, I do not see why you had to throw the insults out. They shoved that contract right up our arses and I've only been around 16 years and I remember that contract.

8/17/2012 11:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.dukesblotter.com/2012/08/union-chicago-no-love-in-fop-lodge-7.html

8/17/2012 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are kidding. The last contract Nolan and Podgorny negotiated was voted down by the memebership. They then changed a few words and agreed to the same contract with out putting out the second vote to the membership. So, I do not see why you had to throw the insults out. They shoved that contract right up our arses and I've only been around 16 years and I remember that contract

Really fuck stick what mayor was that under Balandic every contract we got under Daley came from arbitration. And Nolan wasnt around when harold b mayor go play with your barbie

8/18/2012 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are kidding. The last contract Nolan and Podgorny negotiated was voted down by the memebership. They then changed a few words and agreed to the same contract with out putting out the second vote to the membership.

I hated Nolan.
You really think your vote on a proposed contract is going to have any impact on an arbitrators opinion? Well then Mikey's really stupid he should draw up a proposal that 100 percent pay raises and take home cars and put out to a membership vote. Do you think it will win? cause I know Rahm will buckle if thats what we demand right?. get your shine box kid

8/18/2012 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Lies lies lies. That letter was like reading the National Enquirer. Get a clue people. More important things to do instead of believing a "disgruntled worker"

8/16/2012 06:01:00 PM

I'd more readily believe a "disgruntled worker" than a "dishonest leader".

8/18/2012 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
fyi commander kenney in 019 demoted to xo.



Check his new title code

8/17/2012 12:00:00 PM

The new title code is for an Executive Officer. Kenny is still a commander, simply in a different position. You can stop jerking off now.

8/17/2012 08:07:00 PM


Great position. Second in command in a training academy that is strained to handle a class of 34 recruits at a time. That is before they start dropping out.

There are no doubt more staff and supervisors and command staff than there are recruits to teach.

This promises to be the best trained class of suckers, er, ummm, recruits in history.

8/18/2012 06:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The statement the FOP membership has never voted yes concerning a contract is not correct. The FOP membership under Nolan right before the 1996 Democratic Convention voted to accept a contract from the city, because the contract involved health insurance savings for retirees and modest pay raises.

8/18/2012 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember what happened in the police station in Detroit,if the city has LIGHT DUTY people assigned to the desk, and god help you RAHM, ONE officer is injured or murdered. GOD HELP YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8/18/2012 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Suntimes is running a story about the city possibly looking into bringing back some of these disabled officers and putting them back to work in a light duty status.Sounds like a great idea,why are these former officers holding down other jobs while collecting a check from the city.Just don't seem right, put them at call back or something they can fit into.Double dipping is Bull Shit
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FYI with the exception of the few who sued none of the others were offered any light duty position. The problem for the city here is light duty jobs are primarily filled with civilians aor lower paid individuals. A cop on light duty get his cop pay. Consequently the AFCSE and IBEW start screaming that since their members are doing the same job so they should get the same pay. This is why the practice was ended many years ago. And, they are not double dipping - they are prhibited for working for any unit of government that levels property taxes on the city. About 2000, they had their benefits cut from 76% to 60% if they claimed that could work at gainful employment other than a police officer or fireman. That was done to save the pension money and it released these officers to make what they could in the private sector.

8/18/2012 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The retirees are not part of the bargaining unit, and have never been included in any contract, for insurance or any other reason.

8/18/2012 07:12:00 PM  
Anonymous A Guy Who Knows How to Read said...

Retirees not included in any contract? Better re-read your contract. Ever hear of premium free healthcare at ages 55 and 60? You guys think because some nonsense you write gets posted that makes it true?

8/19/2012 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are not yet retired when offered free health care. Retirees are not included in the contract. Read it sometime, or call the Lodge and ask them.

8/19/2012 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's up with the our leadership picture on the FOP website of Shields? Looks like he just drank several pots of Starbucks coffee.

8/19/2012 11:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's up with the our leadership picture on the FOP website of Shields? Looks like he just drank several pots of Starbucks coffee.

Nope, just tasting his own Kool-Ade.

Or, he's one of those kids you used to see popping up behind "Bulldog" John Drummond! LOL LOL LOL

8/20/2012 03:40:00 PM  
Blogger Rue St. Michel said...

Just got the letter today and kudos to SCC for (as mentioned) taking the high road.

Nothing would come of airing it on a public platform.

Interestingly today I spoke with an FOP rep and informed me that the missed deadline in March will put our retro checks back 1 full year after the next contract is ratified.

And I see his lickspittles crowing about M.S. being "the real police" and all ... how long was Mikey in 011? Approximately a year? Then he went to 019 Tac for the next 5?

All M.S. is good for is trailing Ron Huberman around with a video camera. Glad to see he's getting his comeuppance.

Rue

9/20/2012 08:46:00 PM  

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