Saturday, November 09, 2013

Letter From Bill

Early yesterday morning, we received this - as we don't check e-mail except once a day and never from a Department computer, it sat for a while, but we thought we'd share it:
  • Hi SCC,

    I'm asking you to remove the letter that you placed up today. I have done nothing but go out of my way to help this officer. I have been working with him for months to help him. Rules are being bent in order to help him and this being up could very well keep that from happening. My part is done in this. It is clear that the people who sent you this letter are more concerned with damaging me then with this officer being taken care of. I assure you that there was no threat on my part to this officer and that I again have done nothing but help him.

    Sincerely,
    Bill Dougherty
The address indicates that it came from the FOP mailing server, so we conclude it's genuine. We reply thus:
  • Bill,

    It may be that you helped this officer up to a certain point. Even the officer admits it. But what he alleges happened afterward is what concerns us. We notice that you don't deny the veracity of the letter, that any of the extraneous actions occurred, nor do you deny that the FOP attorney was present. We also notice that you are attempting to "guilt" us into removing the posting by implying we have any sort of power to influence a decision by the Department and political powers-that-be. We don't, and we also recognize you are attempting to cushion your own possible failing by having a scapegoat handy. How very political of you.

    We, and our readership, would appreciate a full accounting of your conversation with the concerned Officer. We'd also like to have a full accounting by the lawyer as we doubt this falls anywhere near attorney-client privilege territory. We don't expect to get any satisfaction from either because we're us and you're you.

    In closing, the post isn't coming down. You have no standing here. The Officer's words indict you and the attorney's behavior as unacceptable. Refute it or don't. We don't intend to chase you for an answer. The election is coming and the rank-and-file will make a decision shortly.

    SCC
The letter is genuine if the First VP is trying to make us take it down, so all the conspiracy folks can go back under their rocks. And the "blame SCC" people can go shit in their hats, too.

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150 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Why do we hide the officer's name? He wrote to 27 board members. He should come to a meeting and tell everyone what the FOP did or did not do for him.

11/08/2013 10:02:00 PM"

Exactly. If the Master Sgt. withstood the horrors of War, then he certainly can come out of the shadows.

11/09/2013 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Early yesterday morning, we received this - as we didn't check e-mail except once a day and never from a Department computer..

Words to live by! Thanks SCC!

11/09/2013 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The American hero who wrote the letter has more buisness leading FOP than former president Donahue's pet monkey Bill Dougherty. Service and Integrity are in short supply with this crew. Throw all the bums out.

11/09/2013 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha!

Cool.

The Mexican

11/09/2013 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know the department reads this blog a flurry of comments and the eventual truth will come out. In the end the officer seeking reinstatement to full duty will probably end up not being reinstated, something that was in the works and he will never know the real reason why, but his best friend who is running for fop election will gain all kinds of political points at the expense of the brother he claimed he was trying to help. Or maybe the officer was informed he wasn't getting reinstated so they decided not to let a good crisis go to waste and get some political mileage out of it. If it was my brother I would have told him put your feelings aside, keep your mouth shut and hope for the best. If you get reinstated it would be worth getting your feelings hurt. Sometimes you have to look at the greater good and let the small stuff roll off your shoulders. Thanks for your service but I'm glad I don't have your friends.

11/09/2013 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Game, set, and match.
Nicely done.

11/09/2013 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well what is the band of clowns going to do now.....Bill, Mark, Jim "the eavesdropper" Moriarty, and Geiger.

11/09/2013 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Appears Billy did himself in now. I hope the publishing of the kids letter don't harm him. I understand the kid is a war hero but how is he any different than anyone else on light duty.

11/09/2013 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wag the Dog!!!!!

11/09/2013 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a lawyer with copper sons. If the conversation went down as reported by the injured (and hero) officer, BUH-BYE attorney-client privilege!

11/09/2013 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bet there are going to be a few new openings on the Dougherty ticket after this post.Mark Donahue grasping at straws trying to save Bill on this one. Don't recall any special BOARD meeting being called when he and Bill dumped Caparelli. Our by-laws clearly allow the President to pick who serve as field reps up stairs. The advice and consent of the board applies only to who the President chooses to replace the office holder with.
Ie; McCarthy and DelRivera replacing Sid Davis and Caparelli in this term and Caparelli being replaced by Bill's guy Jim Bailey last term. No special BOARD meetings circumventing our by-laws with a convenient reading of Roberts Rules of Order. Sorry Bill but you brought this on yourself now SUCK it up.

11/09/2013 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill...... you and Mike are done and if Mike is dumb enough to run, it will be the worst beat-down in FOP history.

11/09/2013 01:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And he makes 170,000 a year WTF...

11/09/2013 02:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a thought,
For the last month or two I bet the word "Letter" was Bill Doherty's
favorite word in the dictionary,
Now not so much.

11/09/2013 02:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's have a vote of No Confidence....all in favor say I. iIIII....III. The I's have it

11/09/2013 02:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hands down the very best journalism in town. Well fucking done SCC.

11/09/2013 02:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O/T - Whose bright idea was it to have SWAP come to Homan Square the other day(Thursday) to clean the parking lot grounds? This department never ceases to amaze me. Undercover officers told to stay away until SWAP was done cleaning up. Truly fucking amazing. Seems like Rahm was looking to save money and utilize felons to clean our facilities for free instead of hiring actual contractors. WTF?

11/09/2013 03:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes if I were Bill I would want the letter down too. He cant explain the politics being injected in the conversation. Enjoy the Beat car it will give you time to think about your career.

11/09/2013 04:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cudos for SCC. As always you stand your ground to fight for us.

11/09/2013 04:37:00 AM  
Anonymous JAFO said...

It was great to have SCC put a spotlight on this issue. It was needed.

It clears a lot of things up and it also forces people to do some hard analysis on the effectiveness of FOP and the people running for office - ALL of them.

If FOP is not effective, you have the ability to change it. VOTE.

You cannot do that with the leadership of the CPD, but you can change out the leadership of the FOP.

It sounds like neither group is totally viable for taking office. What about nominating other people? What about the guy who originally wrote the letter?

Clean house - that seems like the first order of business. Find some people who are not so politically connected and get them to run.

A strong - AND FAIR - FOP is what you are going to need in the next couple of years.

Not a LEO, JAFO

11/09/2013 04:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are we paying any elected FOP member an inflated salary? That's what leads to this mess. If you want to work for the membership, your benefit package is you are off the street and dedicated full time to union work. You don't need a six figure salary to do that.

11/09/2013 05:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry about Bill. Shields sent a letter to management & labor requesting he be removed from unit 541 (FOP). Bill was dumped late yesterday afternoon and is now assigned to 022. It's on the transfer order. Read it for yourself.

11/09/2013 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buh Bye Bill... And take your speaker phone with you!

11/09/2013 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo!!! Bravo!!! SCC.

11/09/2013 07:17:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

As they used to say:'You know you're over the target when you start taking Flak.'
Keep it up SCC, you rock Sir.

PS: Yes, 'they' do say a lot of things don't they.

11/09/2013 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job SCC for standing your ground as usual. It's time for the membership to wake up and begin to find out what the hell has been going on with OUR FOP, the monies they have been wasting (playing and dinning) on our dime and the pure arrogance of our leadership. I for one would love to find out exactly how much these clowns are paying themselves and not just from the 2010 pay scale the was on Dean Angelo's flyers when he proposed the by-law changes. Have they even submitted their pay scale or opened up the books to the membership for the past few years without us having to get an act of congress to look at them? I know what your going to say "show up at meeting kid", well I have and the level of arrogance demonstrated by the political bullshit is sickening. It is time for a change and I don't mean the crap that we have in Washington. Grow up people and do your elected job or get out. We're tired of getting screwed and ripped off.

11/09/2013 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad, so sad. Billy, we hardly knew ya.

11/09/2013 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill is assigned to 009 detailed to 008. How does he get to 022? Sounds like someone at the Hall likes him. Just what you want out if a union rep. It's like the head of the teachers union going to Walter Payton.

11/09/2013 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This stuff is just like high school except I liked high school
Can someone please throw their hat in the ring that is not in this current group of bust outs.

11/09/2013 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Steve Robbins,

"Where in the heck is Steve Robbins"
Ever since trying to exclude retiree's from the board, and being shot down, you have been absent from the fop.
I think they ( Donoghue and Dougherty ) need another "water boy" to carry their water again.
Hope you've been working out at the gym the past 6 months, cause they have more water than carriers .
Now get up, leave Mark Donoghue's basement and go to your computer and start defending, oh excuse me, deflecting Bill Dougherty's actions as justifiable or excusable.

11/09/2013 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill,Mike, Paul and Dean should all just go away.

11/09/2013 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This isn't even a . . . .

"gone out of my way", isn't that what he's paid for? To fix the things that get broken on our job?

"I've done nothing but gone out of my way" -- Really, are we imposing on you when we ask for help?

11/09/2013 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well done once again SCC. I will always read your blog as long as you continue to produce like this. so long to you bill and other political hacks. and that officer better receive what is owed to him.

11/09/2013 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shields dumped Dougherty.

11/09/2013 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure Bill, and many other people, don't even realize what is wrong with this. We have become so used to this kind of behavior in Chicago that it appears normal. The only way it will stop is by pointing it out. Everytime.

11/09/2013 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man what's with Geiger??? This guy is like the Consigliere

11/09/2013 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dougherty has no INTEGRITY. He rail roaded Harold Brown because he questioned what he and board members where doing with our money. The lawyer also has no INTREGRETY, he is for himself and the almighty dollar. OUR$$$$$$$$$$ Ask Donahue/Diemer about what it cost us.$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

11/09/2013 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP and I mean everybody at the FOP has to go. Obviously this is the worst FOP representation officers have had since it's inception.

11/09/2013 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill did this to himself. The Angelo Team did not set this up. Was Bill the one that called the Sun-Times too? Who taped the last board meeting? If it was not Bill why is that guy/gal still in his position?

Why did Donahue really throw Capparelli out of the office? That's the precedent here? Anyone know of any others asked to leave the office over the years? So is the election down to Dean Angelo Sr. and Shields? Or do Moe, Larry Curly (Carlos, Kevin, Tim) have a chance?

What I do find interesting in all of this is where is Greg Bella? Why has Aguilar put in his retirement papers?

What will it take to get answers from Steve Robbins? I know some older guys that would like to water board Steve Robbins. There were only two votes for that by-law change. Besides Steve Robbins (Mark Donohue's neighbor and hand picked candidate for the Pension Board) who was the second vote no one seems to know?

Let's see how hard the City-Wide Team works to save Bill and how they say the Capparelli situation was different.Has Mark Donahue been the puppet master all along?

Lots of questions and so few answers from the City-Wide Team. Just remember Mark/Bill what comes around goes around.

11/09/2013 09:45:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Not good Billy Boy. Not good.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

11/09/2013 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dougherty, hasn't worked the street since 2002. Is he considered a re-tread? Will Rich be his FTO? Enquiring minds, want to know!

11/09/2013 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Part Two Sergeant's Exam

This is directly from the IO Solutions part two sergeant's study guide.

By its very nature, an assessment differs from a written job-knowledge test (the qualifying examination). This written assessment is akin to a structured interview or an assessment center, except that it must be administered as a written assessment given the substantial applicant pool seeking promotion to the rank of sergeant. The goal of the assessment is to evaluate skills, abilities and the application of job knowledge. Thus, this is not a “source-based” assessment. That said, we do believe that one can prepare for this assessment and that part of your preparation should consist of reviewing the source material deemed as relevant for this assessment (and the written qualifying examination). To this end, there is a suggested written assessment preparation material list included as Appendix D.

In other words, the part two exam is not source based, but they will give you sources to study. I am willing to bet that some questions will be so arcane and so out from left field that only a few will even know what they are talking about. In other words, the ones who went to invitation only study groups.

11/09/2013 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it laughable that some people are spending their hard earned money on not one but two study groups. In my district, I know of four officers who are taking both the Brad Woods and the Bernstein study sessions.

11/09/2013 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
O/T - Whose bright idea was it to have SWAP come to Homan Square the other day(Thursday) to clean the parking lot grounds? This department never ceases to amaze me. Undercover officers told to stay away until SWAP was done cleaning up. Truly fucking amazing. Seems like Rahm was looking to save money and utilize felons to clean our facilities for free instead of hiring actual contractors. WTF?

11/09/2013 03:19:00 AM


Maybe have some terrorists from gitmo come on over to work on Rahms lawn and organic garden. The ones who want Israel to burn.

11/09/2013 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O/T - Whose bright idea was it to have SWAP come to Homan Square the other day(Thursday) to clean the parking lot grounds? This department never ceases to amaze me. Undercover officers told to stay away until SWAP was done cleaning up. Truly fucking amazing. Seems like Rahm was looking to save money and utilize felons to clean our facilities for free instead of hiring actual contractors. WTF?

11/09/2013 03:19:00 AM

Better dump those license plates, then. For sure the entire list of cars and plates is on the street already.

11/09/2013 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whomever runs this Blog....Please either run for FOP or at least get on the panel. This usless board is done!

11/09/2013 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retired Bad Lt,

Great job SCC. That's the spirit!!! That's the Real Police. Shields and company you are done!!!!!

11/09/2013 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote of no confidence!!!!!! FOP you are done!!!!

11/09/2013 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as a practical matter once you post something it can't really be taken down. various internet archives latch onto it and it is available forever once that happens.

11/09/2013 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you really think that this FOP turmoil at this time is just per chance? Just around the time Chicago is hurting financially, contract is up for negotiation and this spring the legislature will have some pension legislation. Rahm, Madigan, Cullerton and all of them will have an easier time doing what they want to do.

11/09/2013 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous 008th District Cop said...

Does the F.O.P. leadership have the same ethics requirements as we do. Seems they use the same as the alderman.

Bill was doing his job and now wanted a "kickback" from the member because he was doing what he was supposed to do all along, represent the member. Now he wants the letter down because it may hurt the member. Sorry Bill, the letter hurts you, not the member.

Bill.
When you compromise your ethics you compromise your moral conviction. Time to get out It's not about us anymore its about you, power, and influence. I know Bill. I voted for Bill. I wont in the future.

11/09/2013 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Good news. I'm hearing Tom McDonough is running for President. I worked with Tom in the past and he is exactly what this membership needs...no agenda, smart guy, a policeman's policeman....and not on this Board

11/08/2013 09:48:00 AM

The above is a paid political announcement for Tom McDonough by Tom McDonough!

11/09/2013 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

 Whose bright idea was it to have SWAP come to Homan Square the other day(Thursday) to clean the parking lot grounds? This department never ceases to amaze me. Undercover officers told to stay away until SWAP was done cleaning up. Truly fucking amazing. Seems like Rahm was looking to save money and utilize felons to clean our facilities for free instead of hiring actual contractors. WTF?

Dude just because you wear jeans grow a goatee and wear a backwards baseball hat doesn't mean you are undercover. So relax.

11/09/2013 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off subject the nephew of the mayor of melrose park's arrested for for delivery of a controlled substance, high ranking melrose park police officers kids involved too more news to come,

11/09/2013 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great. The City is looking to strike a death blow on the union and the powers that be on the FOP are all fighting among themselves.

OK with me if we shitcan the FOP entirely and select a new bargaining unit. If for no other reason than to bargain together with sergeants, I would vote for the PBPA.

This bullshit of pointing fingers and accusing past administrations of fraud and theft is total crap. No one did anything about it then, statute is long expired so why even bring it up?

We need a PO who is a lawyer or at least highly organized and intelligent to start the process of decertification. And this time I am quite certain the FOP would get kicked out on it's ass.

Remember, John Dineen once was president of a union without a membership to speak for. Shields can return to that. No big salary with no membership paying dues. And no Ruths Chris Steakhouse, make that Swanson Salisbury Steak TV Dinners.

11/09/2013 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its always been one hand washes the other.....lets get real....that officer is being taken care more so than any other one of us would be. From reading that letter it seems to me the officer should be on medical leave...not full duty if he is injured. I am not evil or a hater and yes the f.o.p works for us but its obvious both parties have an agenda. All this over "medication".... what kind of meds need approval so an officer to work? Things that make you go hmmmmmm

11/09/2013 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You know the department reads this blog a flurry of comments and the eventual truth will come out. In the end the officer seeking reinstatement to full duty will probably end up not being reinstated, something that was in the works and he will never know the real reason why, but his best friend who is running for fop election will gain all kinds of political points at the expense of the brother he claimed he was trying to help. Or maybe the officer was informed he wasn't getting reinstated so they decided not to let a good crisis go to waste and get some political mileage out of it. If it was my brother I would have told him put your feelings aside, keep your mouth shut and hope for the best. If you get reinstated it would be worth getting your feelings hurt. Sometimes you have to look at the greater good and let the small stuff roll off your shoulders. Thanks for your service but I'm glad I don't have your friends.

11/09/2013 12:47:00 AM

I must agree. His "friend" is a politician trying to get on the FOP. He should have known better than to have him tied to this election with so much at stake. And now he leaked this to the blog. Very poor taste, my ambitious friend. Very poor taste.

11/09/2013 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill, you are a good guy. Many of us older/experienced coppers appreciate what you do. These newer/younger board members along with their pimply faced leader couldn't pull a conservative thought out of their asses. Keep up the good work Bill.
Your friends...

11/09/2013 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who doesnt know what the guys at homan square look like - cloated white guys with goatees

11/09/2013 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we continue the annual fop picnic? That's the only reason I pay my dues. Warm soda, flat beer, stale pretzels and liquid ice cream. Oh yeah... The four carnival rides which two were out of order.

11/09/2013 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They can't put Billy back to a beat car w/o retread training. Does he have a pc# or even knows what one is? It's been 11-1/2 years since he has worked a car.

Mark Donahue f@cked up with Robbins and gave very bad advise to Billy. Just seems like there is such bad karma around all of those guys. If Billy had just came to work and did the right thing every day he would have retired out of his spot.

Then he would have become one of those dreaded retirees!

11/09/2013 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fop are a bunch of scammers that do it to benfit themselves. Why is it so many fop board members have relatives making merit sgt or det. It's because the city rewards them for their deliberate and criminal incompetence.

11/09/2013 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now let's get rid of Mike and Mark. The bestest of friends until Billy got dumped.

11/09/2013 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mikey on your way out dump Geiger. Better late than never, leave the next regime a clean slate.

11/09/2013 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job SCC for standing your ground as usual. It's time for the membership to wake up and begin to find out what the hell has been going on with OUR FOP, the monies they have been wasting (playing and dinning) on our dime and the pure arrogance of our leadership. I for one would love to find out exactly how much these clowns are paying themselves and not just from the 2010 pay scale the was on Dean Angelo's flyers when he proposed the by-law changes. Have they even submitted their pay scale or opened up the books to the membership for the past few years without us having to get an act of congress to look at them? I know what your going to say "show up at meeting kid", well I have and the level of arrogance demonstrated by the political bullshit is sickening. It is time for a change and I don't mean the crap that we have in Washington. Grow up people and do your elected job or get out. We're tired of getting screwed and ripped off.

11/09/2013 07:43:00 AM


so what do you think about when they wine and dine the representatives and politicians relating to voting on pension reform... Im pretty happy they wine and dine them before votes otherwise rahm would have gotten his pension reform. Watch what you wish for.. Politics is still politics and the game still has to be played... smarten up.

11/09/2013 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know the department reads this blog a flurry of comments and the eventual truth will come out. In the end the officer seeking reinstatement to full duty will probably end up not being reinstated, something that was in the works and he will never know the real reason why, but his best friend who is running for fop election will gain all kinds of political points at the expense of the brother he claimed he was trying to help. Or maybe the officer was informed he wasn't getting reinstated so they decided not to let a good crisis go to waste and get some political mileage out of it. If it was my brother I would have told him put your feelings aside, keep your mouth shut and hope for the best. If you get reinstated it would be worth getting your feelings hurt. Sometimes you have to look at the greater good and let the small stuff roll off your shoulders. Thanks for your service but I'm glad I don't have your friends

**************

BAM! end of story. Couldnt have said it better myself. Way too many loudmouths out there who step on their d*ck and others by opening their mouth and airing stuff out. For the sake of the innocent sometimes its better to stfu. This letter being public may have screwed this guy forever.. but hey, angelo looks better now right????

11/09/2013 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Inspector Ryan just sighted in the Area North parking lot in his shiny black car and new uniform.....look out 019 vengeance is on its way.............. Wait a minute, aren't Inspectors assigned a different area each period? Hmmmmmmm, Ryan hanging around 019, at the area no less, well seems like old times, the more things change the more they stay the same.

11/09/2013 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am at all not surprise about this useless Vice President Bill Dougherty . I agree with second city cop don't remove it because he is not in charge of this site . I commend your for standing up to his useless individual . I do totally believe this officer . Start packing your shit Mr. Bull shit Dougherty .

11/09/2013 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) to the coppers west end of 008 specifically in beat 811, what the heck is going on? Can you spot a gang banging punk? In the past week you stopped 3 members of my family, aunt 60 years old for going east on 54 th street from Harlem told her you stopped her because " the area is changing, getting bad and that you stopped her because you didn't want traffic from Harlem using 54 th st" then you stop my niece college kid who was in front of her girlfriends home waiting for her friend to go shopping, pulled up behind her lights and sirens on made her exit vehicle as you tore it up to search it telling her " we stopped you because neighborhood is getting real bad" then you stop my wife because told her "we stopped you because you were suspicious" she was driving home from work, she told you her husband was the police you tell her "ok she can go the area is getting bad" wtf, let me understand your stopping people who potentially could be tax paying home buyers and telling them this bullshit? How many garages got tagged and your stopping white woman doing nothing? New policing strategy?

11/09/2013 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill just lost over $60,000 what a dump!

11/09/2013 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's go nd beat Loyola the cake eaters!!!

11/09/2013 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bullshit just like everything else...bullshit on both sides....And cut it with the hero shit...I get it, I was there too, but enough. I believe the letter is real, but it's being used for an agenda. On the other side, the shitbag F.O.P. didn't handle the officers case how they should have. It's not a surprise the f.o.p. is acting the way it is. Whether or not the intentions of the letter was to hurt the F.O.P. is arbitrary. The way the F.O.P. acted is garbage and people need to go

11/09/2013 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill rhymes with pull my finger.

11/09/2013 04:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are only two people who know what was or wasn't said in that conversation. I do have to ask. Since when does anyone have to prove their innocence? Isn't that exactly what everyone is demanding? The Department does this shit to coppers all the time and they, the union, and even you SCC scream about how it's wrong. How is this any different?

Innocent until proven guilty I say. So far nobody, other than one of Dean the Dream's running mates, has made an issue of this. The poor, frightened copper who supposedly had his feelings hurt has remained suspiciously silent.

11/09/2013 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Shield. Now we lost the last chance of a retro check. FOP lost the latest ruling.

11/09/2013 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Here's something for all of you to think about when you're dreaming about how great it will be when Dean Angelo takes over the union. The 2010 salaries listed on his flyers and website are bullshit plain and simple. 2010 is the year everyone received sizable retro monies.

All any copper worth his salt has to do is look up the salary schedules in the Department directives to see he is full of shit.

He's lying to you now to get your vote. Imagine the bullshit Iif he gets in. Angelo or Sields? We're fucked either way.

11/09/2013 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, well Mikey, you finally did something to benefit the membership. You only have a few more months, so work on terminating that Rule Zero. Readers: Don't let the Douherty and Donohue team bully Mikey's decision, show up at the next Board meeting and voice your outrage for this injured hero. SCC, thank you for posting and exposing the truth.

11/09/2013 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you really think the city is behind this crap you are an idiot. These guys did it to themselves. Our union is run by morons. Throw them all out and we will be better off.

11/09/2013 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It just goes to show they all have to go. At election time just take the FOP book open the cover and don't vote for anyone on the Board. Dump them all and start at the top with Shields.

11/09/2013 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why didn't Shields fire Geiger? He is as guilty as Dougherty. Then add in what his sexual harassment suits cost us in legal fees? What does he have on Shields?

11/09/2013 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Shields has one ethical problem......he can't tell the truth.

11/09/2013 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will Shields let Dougherty pick his judge and jury? Be like Mike.

11/09/2013 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am at all not surprise about this useless Vice President Bill Dougherty . I agree with second city cop don't remove it because he is not in charge of this site . I commend your for standing up to his useless individual . I do totally believe this officer . Start packing your shit Mr. Bull shit Dougherty .

11/09/2013 08:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure this will bring on some smartass comments, but I don't give a shit. I've always treated people how they've treated me when I had to have any contact with them, including the streets! I don't jump on a "hater bandwagon".
While I definitely agree that there is a LOT wrong with our lodge, I can say that (at least in my situations) Bill Dougherty has always been professional and courteous to me. AND NO, I am not friends with him or even know him outside the lodge.
Whenever I had an issue that I needed his assistance with, he has always tried his best to help and has always returned my calls. There is no 100% satisfaction on this job!
There is NO bigger supporter of our service men and women on this job and I wish nothing but the best for the officer involved. If BD did in fact do what was alleged, then he fkd up and has to deal with the consequences. But I bet that at least half of the comm enters crucifying BD on here have never even been to a meeting!
City Hall must be laughing their asses off at the dysfunctional in-fighting and back stabbing among the rank and file! And we wonder, whine and cry why we don't get SHIT at contract negotiation time!
I'm SOOO glad that I have only a few more years to weather the "STORM" of this job!

11/09/2013 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill when I was shot by another CPD officer and my partner developed PTSD you attacked her. She saved my my life that night. It's time for you to retire.

11/09/2013 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.....It sounds like neither group is totally viable for taking office. What about nominating other people? What about the guy who originally wrote the letter?.....

.....Clean house - that seems like the first order of business. Find some people who are not so politically connected and get them to run.....

Wow, great ideas, but useless of course. Does anybody go to the meetings?

Does anybody read or know the by-laws and rules of the FOP?

To run for any office, you must be a member in good standing AND have attended at least 6 of the last 12 meetings! (that means physically been there and signed into the book, and don't forget, no meetings in July & August).

So we have the usual 80 to 120 members, mostly reps, that attend each month and that's the entire pool of those eligible to run.

It's sad that out of the thousands of members, we have so few eligible to run for office.

Change the by-laws you say? Good Luck. Not enough attend to change the bathroom tissue.

And don't forget, many of the few that attend, don't want any part of being an officer in the union!

The nomination's have already taken place and we are STUCK again with a poor choice of a few that nobody wants from either side.

Perhaps the only solution is another Union coming in and starting out fresh?

The one we have is paralyzed from within.

Old Timer

11/09/2013 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's ironic about Shields dumping Dougherty is that Bill invented Shields. Bill set Mike up with the pension board run to knock out Robbins. Bill set the whole Huberman show for Mike.which he parlayed into the FOP presidency. Mike now shows what a class act he is by dumping the guy who was his friend. Pathetic.

11/09/2013 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geiger is all over the letter and Dougherty gets thrown out of the office. We'll played Paul, we'll played.

11/09/2013 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we need to put pressure on Mikey to release the report by Joel DAlba. Please Mike do one thing right before you are thrown out of office, release the report.

11/09/2013 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT) to the coppers west end of 008 specifically in beat 811, what the heck is going on? Can you spot a gang banging punk? In the past week you stopped 3 members of my family, aunt 60 years old for going east on 54 th street from Harlem told her you stopped her because " the area is changing, getting bad and that you stopped her because you didn't want traffic from Harlem using 54 th st" then you stop my niece college kid who was in front of her girlfriends home waiting for her friend to go shopping, pulled up behind her lights and sirens on made her exit vehicle as you tore it up to search it telling her " we stopped you because neighborhood is getting real bad" then you stop my wife because told her "we stopped you because you were suspicious" she was driving home from work, she told you her husband was the police you tell her "ok she can go the area is getting bad" wtf, let me understand your stopping people who potentially could be tax paying home buyers and telling them this bullshit? How many garages got tagged and your stopping white woman doing nothing? New policing strategy?

This is why living in the so-called 'clean' (predominately white) police districts (008, 016, 022) is such a pain in the ass. We have the most stupid morons assigned to those districts who have the least desire to want to be the real police. What a fucking joke…the district is getting bad, so just stop everybody. Wow, some skills there...

11/09/2013 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does fop prez have to be a PO. With as much salary as they make someone should run for vice Pres and hire a labor expert to be prez. Not a local person either. For that much money you could do a.nationwide search and hire a highly competent labor lawyer to serve as prez. Everyone below him would be a sworn officer. If you are smart enough to run a 10000 member union you probably still shouldn't be a PO.

11/09/2013 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
(OT) to the coppers west end of 008 specifically in beat 811, what the heck is going on? Can you spot a gang banging punk? In the past week you stopped 3 members of my family, aunt 60 years old for going east on 54 th street from Harlem told her you stopped her because " the area is changing, getting bad and that you stopped her because you didn't want traffic from Harlem using 54 th st" then you stop my niece college kid who was in front of her girlfriends home waiting for her friend to go shopping, pulled up behind her lights and sirens on made her exit vehicle as you tore it up to search it telling her " we stopped you because neighborhood is getting real bad" then you stop my wife because told her "we stopped you because you were suspicious" she was driving home from work, she told you her husband was the police you tell her "ok she can go the area is getting bad" wtf, let me understand your stopping people who potentially could be tax paying home buyers and telling them this bullshit? How many garages got tagged and your stopping white woman doing nothing? New policing strategy?


Evidently your family drives like shi# to draw that much attention, and who cares what color they are. If it was a hispanic family would it have been OK? Get over it!

11/09/2013 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's ironic about Shields dumping Dougherty is that Bill invented Shields. Bill set Mike up with the pension board run to knock out Robbins. Bill set the whole Huberman show for Mike.which he parlayed into the FOP presidency. Mike now shows what a class act he is by dumping the guy who was his friend. Pathetic.


Regardless of all of 'The Letter" nonsense, Dougherty has been there since Donahue's first term...that was almost 12 yrs ago. Time to move on.

11/10/2013 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous 008th distric copper said...

TO
(OT) to the coppers west end of 008 specifically in beat 811, what the heck is going on? ......

Come on into 008 and ask to speak to the officers. Same coppers work beat almost everyday. Maybe (and I dont know for sure) your family drives like idiots and your neighborhood IS getting bad. Your probably the same guy who gets pissed at coppers not stopping all crime in your neighborhood, but how dare a policeman stop anyone in your family. How are they supposed to know who your family members are unless they stop them. Do they (your family) drive marked squad cars? Stop my family all you want, Just dont treat them like shit is what I say. where do you work?

11/10/2013 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Past practice exists to remove Dougherty from his position as a Business Agent from the Lodge, given Dineen removed Nolan, Nolan removed Kunz, Donahue removed Capperalli, and now Shields seeks to remove Dougherty.

President Shields has the ABSOLUTE RIGHT to remove a field representative from office!

However, President Shields does not have the right to unilaterally appoint a field representative without the ADVICE and CONSCENT of the FOP Board of Directors in accordance with the By-Laws and Constitution.

11/10/2013 02:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Start packing your shit Mr. Bull shit Dougherty .

Amen

11/10/2013 05:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) to the coppers west end of 008 specifically in beat 811, what the heck is going on? Can you spot a gang banging punk? In the past week you stopped 3 members of my family, aunt 60 years old for going east on 54 th street from Harlem told her you stopped her because " the area is changing, getting bad and that you stopped her because you didn't want traffic from Harlem using 54 th st" then you stop my niece college kid who was in front of her girlfriends home waiting for her friend to go shopping, pulled up behind her lights and sirens on made her exit vehicle as you tore it up to search it telling her " we stopped you because neighborhood is getting real bad" then you stop my wife because told her "we stopped you because you were suspicious" she was driving home from work, she told you her husband was the police you tell her "ok she can go the area is getting bad" wtf, let me understand your stopping people who potentially could be tax paying home buyers and telling them this bullshit? How many garages got tagged and your stopping white woman doing nothing? New policing strategy?

11/09/2013 04:05:00 PM

On the one hand when the police don't stop people and don't get out of their cars and don't do anything you complain. When they do what they are supposed to do, you still complain. You are a classic example of what is wrong in our department. I live in Sauganash and if I saw police officers stopping people I would be happy. Was your aunt, wife and niece shit heads? No, then what is there to worry about besides the minor inconvenience.

11/10/2013 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Shields is single handedly turning FOP 7 into a laughing stock. I am ashamed to be a part of this organization. Can't the state lodge do something about this guy? Bringing additional charges against him would only result in him picking his own committee who would immediately exonerate him.

11/10/2013 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
bullshit just like everything else...bullshit on both sides....And cut it with the hero shit...I get it, I was there too, but enough. I believe the letter is real, but it's being used for an agenda. On the other side, the shitbag F.O.P. didn't handle the officers case how they should have. It's not a surprise the f.o.p. is acting the way it is. Whether or not the intentions of the letter was to hurt the F.O.P. is arbitrary. The way the F.O.P. acted is garbage and people need to go

11/09/2013 04:16:00 PM

I didn't get to finish. That's if the f.o.p. acted that way. I left on military leave twice, once for a year deployment and once for six months training. Each time the department and f.o.p. has been excellent. To me, it sounds like this officer has special treatment. Which is good, but to what point. I had to go to retread training twice and take a physical each time. I stayed at the academy taking classes , not assigned to the range, until my medical cleared. It sounds to me the dept is trying to take care of him. Say what you will, but I never had a problem when I called bill or frank. Whenever I have a question those guys always returned my calls, answers questions, or find the answers. I thought I was still going to be in Afghanistan for the sgt's test (date wasn't set yet). When I had the chance to use the phone, I called the f.o.p. and asked what I should do. I was told the date isn't set Yet, but if I am still deployed at the time of the test, they will make arrangements for me to fly to Germany and take the test (with permission from company). So, Bill sitting on this officer's situation is a little unbelievable to me. If I was the officer and my medical wasn't clearing for some reason, and I was hooked up at the range. I would probably be quiet.

11/10/2013 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT) to the coppers west end of 008 specifically in beat 811, what the heck is going on? Can you spot a gang banging punk? In the past week you stopped 3 members of my family, aunt 60 years old for going east on 54 th street from Harlem told her you stopped her because " the area is changing, getting bad and that you stopped her because you didn't want traffic from Harlem using 54 th st" then you stop my niece college kid who was in front of her girlfriends home waiting for her friend to go shopping, pulled up behind her lights and sirens on made her exit vehicle as you tore it up to search it telling her " we stopped you because neighborhood is getting real bad" then you stop my wife because told her "we stopped you because you were suspicious" she was driving home from work, she told you her husband was the police you tell her "ok she can go the area is getting bad" wtf, let me understand your stopping people who potentially could be tax paying home buyers and telling them this bullshit? How many garages got tagged and your stopping white woman doing nothing? New policing strategy?

11/09/2013 04:05:00 PM


What watch?

11/10/2013 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off subject the nephew of the mayor of melrose park's arrested for for delivery of a controlled substance, high ranking melrose park police officers kids involved too more news to come,



Who cares??

11/10/2013 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel bad for this officer who had to air his dirty laundry like this. Whoever advised him to do this gave the officer bad advice. If the officer who advised him to make this public is running for FOP, how the hell could you support him for office? This entire episode is so bad for rank and file policeman.....Rahm is licking his chops with Shields running this sinking ship!

11/10/2013 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it laughable that some people are spending their hard earned money on not one but two study groups. In my district, I know of four officers who are taking both the Brad Woods and the Bernstein study sessions.

11/09/2013 10:13:00 AM


I find it laughable that you would care what they choose to spend their money on. Are you fucking ten years old?

11/10/2013 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geiger is all over the letter and Dougherty gets thrown out of the office. We'll played Paul, we'll played.

11/09/2013 09:14:00 Pm

Can you please explain this comment. I am confused. What is "We will plaed Paul, we will played."

11/10/2013 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is laughing and is loving every minute of the FOP implosion.

11/10/2013 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regardless of all of 'The Letter" nonsense, Dougherty has been there since Donahue's first term...that was almost 12 yrs ago. Time to move on.

11/10/2013 12:40:00 AM


Too bad. Bill helped me out with medical stuff and medical grievances. He was always good with me, and I am a north sider. Well, there's a time to get off every horse. Best of luck Bill.

11/10/2013 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Why are we paying any elected FOP member an inflated salary? That's what leads to this mess. If you want to work for the membership, your benefit package is you are off the street and dedicated full time to union work. You don't need a six figure salary to do that.

11/09/2013 05:01:00 AM

I agree with this but the salary could be a slight bump higher just not as much as they're making now. If the job is done correctly then they deserve the bump in salary. However, if I am not clear enough those in there now DO NOT deserve their salary.

11/10/2013 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

008th distric copper said...
TO
(OT) to the coppers west end of 008 specifically in beat 811, what the heck is going on? ......

Come on into 008 and ask to speak to the officers. Same coppers work beat almost everyday. Maybe (and I dont know for sure) your family drives like idiots and your neighborhood IS getting bad. Your probably the same guy who gets pissed at coppers not stopping all crime in your neighborhood, but how dare a policeman stop anyone in your family. How are they supposed to know who your family members are unless they stop them. Do they (your family) drive marked squad cars? Stop my family all you want, Just dont treat them like shit is what I say. where do you work?

11/10/2013 01:21:00 AM


Say what you want, but they stop women and old people because they can keep their numbers up, keep their car, and get no grief from the animal.

It's the same in 22 and 16. Cops who work there avoid trouble, but they still need numbers, so they stop people who are no trouble. These neighborhoods continue to decline because thugs run free among these cowardly cops.

11/10/2013 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the supposed copper complaining about family being stopped in 8, if coppers are saying area is bad not a good idea, but on the west end of 8 on third watch the coppers are top notch and true they stop lots of people, but they also arrest the pos who are screwing up the area. Not long ago we had the popes on the west end as a matter of fact they were coppers kids and fire men's kids a big percentage, I was on scene in the late 90's by hale school 62 and melvina when the 2 8th girls were murdered shot to death in the back of a van, yes 13 year old girls in the van with Hispanic gang bangers, the murder was ordered by a ranking pope who had the coppers kids and others burglarize a coppers home and take the coppers gun which was used to murder innocent children.

Previous to the murders there was a copper who some time ago worked the archer car forgot his name, good guy stopped many cars (like the coppers your bitching about do on the west end) he worked a crappy shift something like 2000-0400 back to the story there was a call of shots fired at the police and this copper along with others stopped the car that fired at the police and a gun was found, but as usual the offenders were out quickly then the killing happened some of the kids in car involved.

SCC sorry for the rant, bottom line not all coppers families are the best, thanks to the coppers on the west end where many if us live keep up the good work God bless all of you!

11/10/2013 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked with Bill many years ago, and although I dont dislike him, I am not a big fan of the way he handled this. But it seems to me this whole thing may be a way of discrediting him and his running mates next year. If and it seems he was doing his job with regards to this PO he did legitimately have a right to know why he was supporting another candidate, however it should not have been addressed as it is claimed it was.

11/10/2013 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The president needs the advise and consent of the Board of Directors. Read the ByLaws again. This is why you can't pass a test.

11/10/2013 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The dirties crook on the street are no match for the judas back stabbing pricks who are supposed to represent us. Six figure salaries for what!! what the fuck do they really do. For God's sakes these are beat car cops with faults illusions of political corrupt grandeur.

DumpFOP

11/10/2013 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous demographics are a four letter word said...

(OT) to the coppers west end of 008 specifically in beat 811, what the heck is going on?

---------------

(BACK ON TOPIC)

SHOULDA souled su casa before '06 when the market was peaked

COULDA banked the $$$ and dropped anchor for a couple decades or so in no stoppa de stop signin' auntee's and loud 8-track playin' niecee's basement

WOULDA bean able to move into a tony foreclosed double wide in clearing or mt. greenwood

AT LEASED you have a fool retro check to look forward two

11/10/2013 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pack you're shit Mike Shields.

11/10/2013 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems like Billy D is scared to work in district
Law enforcement! He surely had a nice run at FOP for 15 years (since 1999); however, nothing in life is guaranteed. Bill welcome back to the backbone of the department -
Patrol.

11/10/2013 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why living in the so-called 'clean' (predominately white) police districts (008, 016, 022) is such a pain in the ass. We have the most stupid morons assigned to those districts who have the least desire to want to be the real police. What a fucking joke…the district is getting bad, so just stop everybody. Wow, some skills there...


**************************

hahahahahaha, ok hard guy. Please, be my guest. You go to 016, west end of 022 or the west end of 008 and be the "real police". you wont last 2 minutes being the "real police" out that way. You will learn that dealing with the police, police family, fireman, friends of police, aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins and everyone else out there who thinks that they can give you sh*t and get away with anything because they are related to the police. Then when you do lock them up guess who shows up on scene or at the station to confront you.. thats right, the copper. The same guy im sure who wrote the original post about his family getting pulled over too much... then, because you defy the ignorant copper who came up there and locked them up anyways get what this scumbag does now. Well, he knows the system. He knows how it works so what does he do??? He tells the family member or friend to get a cr number to teach them a lesson for locking up a "white person" in "our neighborhood" when there is "real crime" around. Ive also seen them go as far as referring them to scumbag bottom feeder lawyers to file lawsuits. Trust me, if you stop a bunch of kids drinking, kids acting like idiots, dumb females no matter what age or backround who are driving like idiots and related to police officers you will get a bad name and will get sh*t for it and will be labeled because you "stop normal people" in "our neighborhood". How about this, tell your kids, family members etc to not drive like idiots, follow all laws, dont front the police off and not be disrespectful because they are related to or know a cop.. and no, I dont have anything better to do! That is why, even though i am a cop myself hate MOST COPPERS ON THIS JOB! You are entitled to nothing. I would much rather work in the ghetto than dealing with most of your hilbilly crap and neighbor disputes because you have to tell everyone off duty how you are the police and have power trips. Go ahead tuff guy and work the "tax payers" and police neighborhoods... you will learn to hate coppers. My problem is I havent even had to work these neighborhoods, I just have to live in one of them!! I cant wait to move from the city, not because of crime, schools etc its because I cant stand being surrounded by know it all coppers, fireman, union guys and loudmouths. Rant Off

11/10/2013 02:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I worked with Bill many years ago, and although I dont dislike him, I am not a big fan of the way he handled this. But it seems to me this whole thing may be a way of discrediting him and his running mates next year. If and it seems he was doing his job with regards to this PO he did legitimately have a right to know why he was supporting another candidate, however it should not have been addressed as it is claimed it was.

11/10/2013 11:04:00 AM

You are a complete and utter fool. Know what your talking about before you open your mouth. What Bill is alleged to have done is a labor law violation. The member has a number of options he can take against Bill and the Lodge. Maybe if Paul Geiger was as smart as he thinks he is, he would have informed Bill not to bring up the subject. But alas, that was the whole purpose of the phone call in the first place. Geiger has cost the FOP hundreds of thousands of dollars in lawsuits and continues to rack up the bill in his present defense of stupidity with a former secretary. Ironically, he points the fingers at everyone one else, and much worse, he directs Mike and Bill like two little lap dogs. How'd that work out for you boys?

11/10/2013 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Rahm is licking his chops with Shields running this sinking ship!

11/10/2013 08:24:00 AM
Who do you think is pulling Mikes strings? Who benefits from our letter to the city not being sent in on time and then the appeal letter being sent in late. Rahm found a way to break our union and the person willing to do it. Look at how many people around Mike Shields have discovered his contempt for police officers and the FOP. Dan Herbert and his secretary are just 2 that come to mind. How can you not like Dan Herbert, a copper who knew our job and had our back? He disagrees with Shields and Shields brings him up on some bullshit charges that he threatened to kill his family, really Mike. If you are curious who the real Mike Shields is the letter in the below link provides invaluable insight as to who the real Mike Shields is and was written by his secretary who he fired for nagging him to send the letter to the city for our retro: http://www.dukesblotter.com/2012/08/union-chicago-no-love-in-fop-lodge-7.html

11/10/2013 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll explain the comment to Paul Geiger. You advised Bill on what course of action to take with the vet. You were on the phone with him. Bill gets dumped and nothing happens to you. Since Bill is running against Mike, Mike needs to get rid of Bill. You just happened to be involved with the case that gets Bill dumped. We all know you must protect Geiger Inc, please explain to us your relationship with attorneys who bill the FOP, namely Ronnie Dahms. Sean Starr, Ralph Licari and your niece Kelly. I will sit down an anxiously await your answer.

11/10/2013 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bear says, " Woof Woof, Woof Woof Woof" which means " Rick is full of it"

11/10/2013 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@2:30pm......Well Done

11/10/2013 06:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We'll played Paul well played.

To be perfectly clear it is mu opinion that you did Mikey Shields a solid by helping to get rid of Bill Dougherty. You are as culpable as Bill yet you are unscathed. Are we clear?

11/10/2013 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does Dougherty get to go to 022? Who do I have to blow to get out if 007?

11/10/2013 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Rant Off

Decaf is my only suggestion. Otherwise your spot on.

11/10/2013 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan Herbert sues coppers in Federal Court, for Civil Rights violations. He and Needham, have done this for years. These guys are not your friends.

11/10/2013 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Politics chicago style. At least we can vote this fuckers out and not be forc ed to keep them like the machine.

11/11/2013 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Below are excerpts of a letter sent to the FOP Board members by President Mike Shields secretary who he recently fired, without the consent of the Board. This only contains partial quotes from the letter as it is 5 pages long and can be read in its entirety at the website address at the end of this post. Reading these quotes or the entire letter will shed a very bright light on why the FOP is in turmoil at a time we should be showing the city of Chicago a strong and united front. A few of the most eye opening quotes in this letter are:
“Mike will destroy the FOP in just one term.”
“Mike is a control freak, with a huge ego, who tries to manipulate every situation, as well as everyone.”
“When I started working for Mike Shields I instantly noticed his lack of organization, lack of attention to detail, he had no attention span, dedication to work, no ability to make any decisions, let alone follow -up with any action, he was unfocused, immature, and appeared to be self-absorbed.”
“Working for Mike Shields, could be compared to that of working for a child. I realize that FOP President is a HUGE responsibility and I really thought things would, or could, improve. Mike Shields had never been responsible for anything, and just how Mike went from Patrolman to President still remains a mystery to me.”
“Mike is a bully who appears happiest when he is either humiliating or picking a fight with someone.”
“On any given day, the FOP office could be running smoothly, and then Mike would show up, and all the drama would begin. He was always looking to cause problems when there didn't need to be any. The FOP ran much smoother when Mike wasn't there.”
“Dealing with Mike is like dealing with a stubborn; know -it-all, spoiled child. Everything always has to be his way, without exception. Anyone who works at the FOP can attest to the hostile environment that Michael Shields had created at FOP offices. As most already know, Mike Shields is dishonest, immature, arrogant, lazy, rude, incompetent, and is inept to hold the position of FOP President.”
“While I repeatedly tried to persuade Mike to send the letter (everyone at the FOP office kept urging him to send it), and I even drafted a letter for Mike's signature, it sat on his desk. Mike would get annoyed with me when I reminded him of the letter. Officers had conversations with him about the letter as well. Mike’s comment was, "Fuck the City." When Mike realized his major screw-up, he inquired as to whether or not it was possible to "turn back" the date on the postage meter.”
Even if he had been able to turn back the postage meter the letter needs to be sent certified mail no later than March 1,2012. Deputy Chiefs pay, New Lincoln, Company credit card and a personal assistant. And he couldn’t send the letter to the city before the March 1st deadline. Nor could he send a letter for an appeal in on time to correct his first mistake. Now FOP members are left paying the lawyers to file appeal after appeal (we have lost 2 appeals so far and he claims to be filing a 3rd appeal) that is just meant to lead the members into thinking he is trying to correct a problem that should not have existed, if only he had simply sent the letter before the deadline. Remember his illegally handpicked committee and 16 out of 27 Board Members found him NOT GUILTY of sending the letter to the city on time and NOT GUILTY of filing the appeal on time. Bill Dougherty is the latest Mike Shields victim because you see its Mikes way or the highway regardless of how many rules he has to violate to get way.
http://www.dukesblotter.com/2012/08/union-chicago-no-love-in-fop-lodge-7.html

11/11/2013 02:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan Herbert sues coppers in Federal Court, for Civil Rights violations. He and Needham, have done this for years. These guys are not your friends.

11/10/2013 09:48:00 PM

Not true. I have known Dan for a long time and had Him Represent me on a beef and he was excellent. Sounds like someone is scared of losing his spot at FOP. Paul Geiger...is that you again? Time to hit the treadmill for all the ambulance chasing you are going to be doing after the new administration fires your ass.

11/11/2013 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dougherty has 26 years on and is assigned to 022 Englewood Ranger.... that's how he goes there. ...

11/11/2013 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cooter said. Bill you have never helped one police officer in ur life. You are a dog on this job and off. I have never gave a police officer a ticket. But you I would be more than happy too

11/11/2013 02:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: 11/11/2013 02:00:00 AM

You took the words out of my mouth. Dougherty voted against Shields when his sham panel recommended a finding of not guilty. Three days later Dougherty gets dumped without any explanation to anyone.

Hey Mike, I thought you were elected President, not appointed as King. Dougherty was probably the most knowledgeable guy in the office. Are you working for our best interests or your own? (That was a rhetorical question. Nobody needs an answer.)

All of this bullshit like the threatened copper letter and now the dumping of Dougherty are designed to do one thing; taking the focus off of the fact that YOU fucked up and are endangering not only retro, but any pay raise at all for 2012. You are a disgrace for what you are doing to this once proud organization.

11/11/2013 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI suck it up, Caperilli was never replaced. The president did not offer him a spot as a field rep after he was elected in his 3rd term. He brought up Bailey who was one of the 6 requested field reps that was approved by the Board of Directors. But lets not let the facts get in the way of some good bullshit.

11/11/2013 04:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let’s not let the facts get in the way of the truth.
In our last contract we received 1% from Jun 2007 until Dec 2007 and 3% from Jan 2008 until June 2008. Using a patrolman at step 8 Mike Shields has saved the city approximately 18-22 Million dollars in retro that we will not be receiving. Additionally our pension would have been paid 36-44 million dollars. These figures for retro do not include any overtime, just the base salary. If every officer worked an average of 100 hours overtime a year the savings paid out for retro increases to 21.5-25.5 million dollars a year. Net savings to the city of Chicago is 57.5-69.5 million dollars per year. Remember it does not include any savings from non-compounding of wages for officers retiring past the expiration of this contract and what they would have earned over the life of their pensions. Additionally it does not include the interest that would have been gained on 57.5-69.5 million dollars in our pension fund at a time it is funded at about 30%. Mike Shields made a decision for all of us that we do not need this money and our pension does not need the money. That’s a big chunk of change, wonder what his cut was?

11/11/2013 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How does Dougherty get to go to 022? Who do I have to blow to get out if 007?

11/10/2013 07:21:00 PM
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When you get some time on the job you can bid if/when there are openings.

11/11/2013 05:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dougherty, should have been dumped a long time ago. His arrogant manners have alienated most of the board.

11/11/2013 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully Geiger will get what he deserves down the road. But rest assured he will answer for all his sins.

11/11/2013 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charge #1 The letter not sent in by March 1st 2012. It was not sent so no committee needed, no investigation needed, charges speak for themselves and the president admitted he did not send the letter.
GUILTY
Charge #2 The Unfair Labor Practice filed by Shields was filed past the 6 month deadline and dismissed by the Labor Board for not being filed within the 6 month window. No committee needed, no investigation needed, charges speak for themselves. Look at the Unfair Labor Practice deadline and when it was received, charge #2 also stands on its own.
Guilty
That was easy right?
Slow your roll there fella, the handpicked committee and his trusted 16 found him NOT GUILTY. Say WHAT!!You clownin Willis?? We need to get a large group together to go down there for a modern day mutiny on the Bounty. Take back our ship that is listing and taking on water real bad. There is strength in numbers and we could save her. What say you, a plank party?

11/11/2013 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
FYI suck it up, Caperilli was never replaced. The president did not offer him a spot as a field rep after he was elected in his 3rd term. He brought up Bailey who was one of the 6 requested field reps that was approved by the Board of Directors. But lets not let the facts get in the way of some good bullshit.

11/11/2013 04:30:00


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Cap was elected but also appointed as a field rep. He was dumped as a fields rep during the term and replaced by Jim Bailey. Jim's connection was he played on the hockey team with Dougherty and Aguilar. So your both about half right.

11/11/2013 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
To: 11/11/2013 02:00:00 AM

You took the words out of my mouth. Dougherty voted against Shields when his sham panel recommended a finding of not guilty. Three days later Dougherty gets dumped without any explanation to anyone.

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Did you read the letter and SCC comments that start this thread? And I do not care if anyone from Dean's camp sent the letter from the copper. It's Bill was doing that got him moved. You sound like a little kid that got caught stealing from mom's purse and tell her that you little brother took 50 cent from the piggy bank. Deflecting does not relieve Bill of his responsibilities.

11/12/2013 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Cap was elected but also appointed as a field rep. He was dumped as a fields rep during the term and replaced by Jim Bailey. Jim's connection was he played on the hockey team with Dougherty and Aguilar. So your both about half right.

11/11/2013 11:52:00 PM


My understanding was that Cap got dumped over some crap having to do with an election and his brother and the FOP lack of an endorsement.

11/12/2013 01:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 2:00am: Get your facts straight. Bailey was a trustee that became a field rep in March of 2009. He filled one of the field rep positions after Tim Fallon past away. Mark made the recommendation and it was approved by the board.

11/12/2013 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you read the letter and SCC comments that start this thread? And I do not care if anyone from Dean's camp sent the letter from the copper. It's Bill was doing that got him moved. You sound like a little kid that got caught stealing from mom's purse and tell her that you little brother took 50 cent from the piggy bank. Deflecting does not relieve Bill of his responsibilities.

##\
Hey wake up this letter was all a ploy by Angelos and Shields camp to discredit Bill and throw off all the non sense going on at the hall, and to shield poor Shields from more flak. You are dealing with professionals who know how to read and understand the truth. It is shameful that Bill says Shields should not have picked his own jury, Bill votes against Shields and next thing he is out of the office and back to patrol. Hang in there Bill Shields is jealous and worried he is just trying to bury you and burn the house down before he is thrown out. By the way Mikey we are waiting to see you come to our roll calls it's almost hump day.

11/12/2013 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALL CALL MESSAGE!!! Cancel the missing persons report!

Steven Robbins has been found!

Sunday morning he was seen stalking Mike Shields and Dean Angelo Sr. with a high powered lens on very expensive camera mounted in the back of a cargo van.

Sunday afternoon he was raking all of the leaves off of Mark Donahue's lawn. How the high and mighty have fallen!

11/13/2013 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

##\
Hey wake up this letter was all a ploy by Angelos and Shields camp to discredit Bill and throw off all the non sense going on at the hall, and to shield poor Shields from more flak. You are dealing with professionals who know how to read and understand the truth. It is shameful that Bill says Shields should not have picked his own jury, Bill votes against Shields and next thing he is out of the office and back to patrol. Hang in there Bill Shields is jealous and worried he is just trying to bury you and burn the house down before he is thrown out. By the way Mikey we are waiting to see you come to our roll calls it's almost hump day.

11/12/2013 09:08:00 PM


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So Dean is working with Shields?

Teaming up against poor Billy?

How about what Bill did to the vet? Bill what goes around comes around. karma is a bitch even if it takes a decade for it to even out.

11/13/2013 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

##\
Hey wake up this letter was all a ploy by Angelos and Shields camp to discredit Bill and throw off all the non sense going on at the hall, and to shield poor Shields from more flak. You are dealing with professionals who know how to read and understand the truth. It is shameful that Bill says Shields should not have picked his own jury, Bill votes against Shields and next thing he is out of the office and back to patrol. Hang in there Bill Shields is jealous and worried he is just trying to bury you and burn the house down before he is thrown out. By the way Mikey we are waiting to see you come to our roll calls it's almost hump day.

11/12/2013 09:08:00 PM

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Hey Citywide guys You care so much for Billy but what about the vet? Billy's toast. You want to attack Dean Angelo for his disability status? What have you do in the last 11 and half years. FOP sponsoring your hockey and softball teams? Let's talk how you safeguard our funds. Why is FOP got Bella in court? Donahue, Bella Aguilar and Di Maria lets start talking about the Bella suit. If you want to go back 12 years then bring it on.

11/13/2013 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
How does Dougherty get to go to 022? Who do I have to blow to get out if 007?

11/10/2013 07:21:00 PM


Those news letter articles slamming Don O'Neil really hurt him? Bill was assigned to 9 about 12 years ago but detailed to 8 when 8 was still a half way decent place to work. But how does he get to 22? Maybe O'Neil was on thin ice in MLAS. Maybe Bill's article was what saved O'Neil. Hey if the union hates him maybe he should stay at MLAS. If Billy was really a thorn in the city's side they would have detailed him to 11 or 15.

PS Dean is not the only guy alive from the Nolan Team that is still around and hates you for your conduct and lies 12 years ago.

11/13/2013 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Dean is working with Shields?

Teaming up against poor Billy?

How about what Bill did to the vet? Bill what goes around comes around. karma is a bitch even if it takes a decade for it to even out.


Yes they are together, Junior is voting side by side with Mikey and not to be named yet but so are the rest of the Angelo camp supporters. As far as the vet goes let Bill pick his own jury and we are sure he will be found not guilty on all charges just like Mikey he lies outright, picks his own jury and miraculously he is not guilty, even though we all witnessed Mikey lie to all of us. By the way tell the hand picked panel to review the minutes of the February meeting where upon Mikey stated to the membership he has the letter prepared and ready to be sent to the city. And it was only a couple of meetings ago were Mikey denied having any knowledge of the letter. They just must be confused on letters, ask his secretary that he fired, she can tell us.

11/13/2013 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Billy and Mark, have been making side deals, with Don O' Neill, for years. They are friends, not enemies. Look for Billy to get a nice spot, real soon.

11/14/2013 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So how closely are Carlos Cortez, Kevin Graham, Jim Moriarty Steve Robbins, and Bill Dougherty married at the hip? Or are they all clean as a whistle?

Why are the Angelo guys voting against Dougherty? Politics only?

Have Di Maria or Davis done anything in the last three years to justify re-election?

Why has Aguilar abruptly put in this papers to retire if he does not have 29 and a day?

Why are guys like Rutherford, Shogren, Duckhorn, all jumping ship off of Dougherty's ticket? Is Dougherty really out of control that much?

Short answer please no spinning.

11/14/2013 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
So how closely are Carlos Cortez, Kevin Graham, Jim Moriarty Steve Robbins, and Bill Dougherty married at the hip? Or are they all clean as a whistle?

Why are the Angelo guys voting against Dougherty? Politics only?

Have Di Maria or Davis done anything in the last three years to justify re-election?

Why has Aguilar abruptly put in this papers to retire if he does not have 29 and a day?

Why are guys like Rutherford, Shogren, Duckhorn, all jumping ship off of Dougherty's ticket? Is Dougherty really out of control that much?
11/14/2013 12:50:00 PM

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1. Yes they are just one big circle jerk.

2. They think Billy set Mike up to fail. Bill hates Mike but he despises Dean.

Dean Jr and Bill really do not like each other either.

3. No. DiMaria a little work on parole hearings and all most nothing from Sid.

4. To save his pension and get the 55 and out hospitalization deal.

5. The crew always know when a ship is sinking. They saw Captain Bill of the Concordia was going way over the top trying sink Mike.

11/14/2013 06:09:00 PM  

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