Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Guess Who Has a Gun?

An old friend of ours does some pretty good reporting on something that most reporters won't even peek at:
  • The Nation of Islam styles him its “Supreme Captain” — a potential successor to his controversial father, Minister Louis Farrakhan.

    But when he’s working for the Harvey Police Department, Mustapha Farrakhan is just a regular part-time cop.

    If, that is, he’s actually working for the Harvey Police Department.

    Farrakhan, 52, certainly has a police badge from the crime-plagued south suburb.

    He drives an unmarked Harvey Police squad car, complete with flashing police lights, and parks it outside his home at night.

    And he’s been registered with the state as a gun-carrying Harvey cop since 2006.

    But he hasn’t worked a single shift in more than four years, according to state records. If he’s ever made an arrest, Harvey’s police chief is unwilling to discuss it.
Janssen talked to everyone he could and the Illinois Police Standards and Training Board has opened an investigation. He also covers the bases with Harvey's shady political structure.  We imagine a bit of digging by appropriate authorities would expose even more - like selling badges to part timers so they can carry guns.

It's nice to see actual investigative reporting pop up every so often. There's plenty more where that came from.

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49 Comments:

Anonymous Jingo Jay said...

If this don't give ya that same taste in your mouth before you throw up I don't know what would!

4/23/2013 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does he have certification?Does Harvey have an ORI# ?

4/23/2013 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds a lot like fraud, misappropriated funds, ghost patrolling. Charges....?.......

4/23/2013 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The connected carry guns have a star or permit but only to protect their ass. Maybe that's why crime is out of control?

4/23/2013 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Anita Alvarez you hear this.... Maybe get your Public Corruption squad on this blatant abuse.... I could think of a shitload of charges just off the top of my head.

4/23/2013 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep that big wheel in the sky a'turnin' Fhar-a-fhuk!!! Ya goin' to need it to escape to when the shit hits the fan!!!

4/23/2013 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the disabled cop story was better

4/23/2013 01:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROFLMFAO Too funny to be racist?

4/23/2013 03:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only a matter of time until the feds catch up with that non sense. Wonder if he will state the usual... "man i'm the police what chew stoppin me fo?" as he flashed his badge shaking his head or "what chew you won man know who I be?" Filthy beasts.

4/23/2013 04:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact that he has a no show job isn't surprising as this is Crook county where many of the clouted and connected have such "jobs". My surpise is that he is pretending to be a cop. I thought cops were the "enemy" to the Nation of Islam?

4/23/2013 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois Training and Standards Board better no fold on this one. There is a state required minimum number of hours one is supposed to server per year to remain qualified as a part time police officer.

We need to follow this one closely.

4/23/2013 06:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this the same son who hit a car on the IL or IN highway near the Casinos really tuning-up the occupant/s and then, I believe, the son took off. I rmember reading something about that and something about the son's being the head of papa Farrakahns security detail.

This is one fucked up state.

4/23/2013 06:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So he got hired and went to the academy when he was 45??? Doesnt State Statute say if you have never been a Illinois police officer after age 35 is a no go???

4/23/2013 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many depts have sold badges in the past. Cook County used to sell badges, my grandpa had one. Donate to a campaign fund, and you get a badge.

4/23/2013 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the weekend warriors on the CROOK COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT back in the day. Their paychecks would go right back into Elrods golf outings and campaign funds. ....... Nothing new.

4/23/2013 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No mention of him having a PO pension, but this is Illinois -- follow the money.

4/23/2013 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah yes Harvey once the crown jewel of the south suburbs, where jobs were once aplenty and industry thrived. Now the only industries thriving are prostitution and drug sales and the only jobs to be had are blow jobs. I remember shopping at Dixie Square and then the Amish moved in and ruined everything.

4/23/2013 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same thing was done for Mike Masters when he was CPD.

4/23/2013 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And no one at CPD noted that motorcade with lights and thought... wtf? Or did the bosses tell you it was ok?

4/23/2013 08:18:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Nice job if you can find it.

4/23/2013 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Harvey pd what do you expect? Mayor Kellogg is as crooked as it comes

4/23/2013 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't have a company car. Acording to a Harvey Copper I talked to, they don't have enough as it is.
Also, didn't the State Police bust these guys a few years ago for having red lights on secutiy cars?

4/23/2013 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harvey, Dixmoor and Maywood, to name a few, have been selling part time badges for years. Dixmoor is looking for new cops, full time.

4/23/2013 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tribune Reporter Matthew Walberg wrote a nice story about the use of 'Auxiliary Police Officers.' Great story, these so called officers are given a gun and sometimes full police powers with no training other than the 40 hour gun course and are performing police duties..... Follow the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

4/23/2013 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I did this, I'd be fired. God forbid the same holds true to this waste of oxygen pretending to be important. He is a legend in his own mind I guess, like all the other politicians. Put them out in the "real world" and they'd get beaten to death. But in the confines of the effed up reality they have been allowed to create by the liberals, he is soooooooo important. Gag. I am counting the days till I leave this disgusting hole of a city. And never have to look at the crowds on Michigan Avenue thinking they are Mary Tyler Moore in the opening scene of her show. Never have to waste 20 minutes of my life trying to get onto the expressway. Never have to stand in line at the grocery store while lazy ass leeches buy junk food with link cards. I could go on and on but you get know what I mean.

4/23/2013 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the Koch brothers buy the Tribune Company maybe we'll see a return of real investigative reporters.

4/23/2013 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Feds and Anita are afraid to go at Harvey. It's a fucking cess pool. There's not an agency around that will have anything to do with Harvey. No assists, no warrant service, NOTHING!

4/23/2013 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

his compstat numbers are abyssmal. Did his father or Qadaffi get him his ghost payoll job....kill whitey!! LOL

4/23/2013 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

absolutley disgusting. however, corruption in chicago and illinois is all too common. the only way this is interesting is if the feds or this illinois police standards and training board do their job and handle this situation appropiately. make all accountable in harvey and charge moose fuckcan with as many charges as possible. as a tax payer and an officer i am outraged this is going on.

4/23/2013 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if kaptain islam is qualifying with his weapon every year?

And does this impersonator have access to LEAD system?

He could run your license plate!

But who cares it only a badge a gun and a squad car with city paid gas doing security work.
No ethics.
Theft of government gas!

Yea that would be the easiest case to prosecute. May be when he is in another town the REAl POLICE should pull him over and take care of business.

4/23/2013 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like he works for Department of Aviation security, they just show up, and they don't make arrests either.

4/23/2013 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Only a matter of time until the feds catch up with that non sense. Wonder if he will state the usual... "man i'm the police what chew stoppin me fo?" as he flashed his badge shaking his head or "what chew you won man know who I be?" Filthy beasts.

4/23/2013 04:26:00 AM

Yeah cuz Im sure Farrakhan's son will speak like that. Call the man whatever you wish but if you call him dumb and believe it, you're a fool.

4/23/2013 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't all part time cops get take home unmarked cars?

LMAOROTF

4/23/2013 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My boss, a Chicago Police Dept. employee, has a company veh., a badge, and carries a gun , and hasn't worked a single day in four years either!

4/23/2013 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has Farrakhan been using Harvey's ORI to obtain information on "enemies of NOI"?

4/23/2013 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

What next??
Geez maybe Frank Calabrese SR to take J-Fled's position at the Chicago Crime Commission....

4/23/2013 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is everyone so shocked at this? Didn't our former Chief of Staff Michael "I was a Captain in the military" Masters go out and do the same thing, acquiring his 'licensed to carry' credentials (it's rumored) from a certain SOUTH SUBURBAN PD, since he couldn't be bothered to attend enough classes at our own CPD Academy to obtain such credentials legally? Doesn't Masters have gun toting rights as the head of Homeland Security for the County? How was he sworn in as any kind of 'officer' with the Cook County Sheriff's Dept. when he's never actually ever been a police officer ANYWHERE? If you've got the whack, you can always get some schmuck to give you whatever's needed to have walk-around-with-a-gat privileges without having to deal with the day-to-day drudgery of being a real cop who has to go out and earn that right every day for decades of his life. Masters and Ray Ray are living proof of that.

4/23/2013 03:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah cuz Im sure Farrakhan's son will speak like that. Call the man whatever you wish but if you call him dumb and believe it, you're a fool.

4/23/2013 11:11:00 AM


well, there is a difference between 'dumb' and 'ignorant'.


that difference sustains me.





Chalkie

4/23/2013 08:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear that the Mayor of Harvey is a "part time" police officer in Dixmoor. Shame on Harvey and Dixmoor Mayors.

4/23/2013 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm actually surprised the city's never considered this. Probably because they can't (legally) make money off of it...

4/23/2013 11:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So he got hired and went to the academy when he was 45??? Doesnt State Statute say if you have never been a Illinois police officer after age 35 is a no go???

Not sure about that. Thats CPD rules, not statewide. Alot of small town departments dont stop hiring at 35

4/24/2013 02:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares if he has a gun? The NOI can easilly obtain private security/detective agency status and legally deputize many! Why are Chicago officers concerned about Harvey business? Almost everyone reading this 'wants' concealed carry to be a reality. This Man has no criminal history at all... so why would anyone be concerned? Mind your own damn business!!!

4/24/2013 02:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“We want to give everyone their Second Amendment rights,” Bivins said. “We have to be reasonable about it".

Above quoted by Bivins from Dixon,Il.

Hey Bivins, Harvey's a perfect example of what would happen if clout-only people were allowed to have firearms.

And the attitude of this guy!-He thinks HE gives us rights.

4/24/2013 05:41:00 AM  
Blogger Elm Creek Smith said...

Geez. I'm a 60 year old retired Captain from the United States Army. Maybe I should move to Illinois and become a Chief of Police.

ECS

4/24/2013 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many years back, my partner and I stopped a car directly across the street from Farrakans house on Woodlawn, as we had the 2 dudes on the trunk ,one of his bow tie wearing Assholes came across the street and demanded that we leave, stating that we were infringing on the world of Islams property, I told bow tie boy that he needed to go back to the compound because when i was finished with the street stop he was getting searched, and if he has a gun he too would go to jail, well that didn't go well, they caled the district and the W/C hit the street looking for us, he called SOS office and demanded to see us, he tried to reem us but our LT. stepped up and had words with him, Fuck these bow tie boys and if this Farakan son is blocking streets in Chicago, he has no powers here, so he can be FUCKED with too!!!!!!

4/24/2013 11:16:00 PM  
Blogger Barney Fife said...

Harvey - what a sad joke of a "community"

4/25/2013 07:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old scam. Park Poleece, shereeef, or get some clown who owns a security firm to give you a tan card and call you a supervisor.

Have gun will travel. Old scam for the connected and rich in IL. Of course the aldercreatures just voted themselves carry rights.

But hey, its not like they wrote the Laws for themselves.

4/25/2013 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both Harvey and Dolton have been issuing " town marshal" badges for some time. I dont know how they are getting around the state law, or maybe they are not. I do understand there is some way to take the mandated state training on a part time basis. And,i wonder if you are a " marshsal" versus a police officer is make a difference. If you look at the town of Crestwood they are composed of mainly fire fighters working part time as police officers and a few former cops who work a few hours a week just so they can carry the badge and gun. And, if you have ever had any dealings with the Crestwood police department you will readily see the difference. Dont forget their last chief was never a cop but a water commissioner.

4/28/2013 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Who cares if he has a gun? The NOI can easilly obtain private security/detective agency status and legally deputize many! Why are Chicago officers concerned about Harvey business? Almost everyone reading this 'wants' concealed carry to be a reality. This Man has no criminal history at all... so why would anyone be concerned? Mind your own damn business!!!

4/24/2013 02:56:00 AM
Sorry Minister, we did not mean to upset your apple cart, but there is a big difference between the powers of a security guard and a sworn police officer.Besides that, this is unethical, probably illegal and downright crappy on the part of these small town hick poice departments.

4/28/2013 03:52:00 PM  

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