Friday, December 12, 2014

Life Plus Five

  • Steve Mandell ranted and raved for half an hour.

    He called the case against him “phantasmagorically ridiculous.”

    And he said “even Helen Keller could see” that he’d been framed and that he’d never have followed through with his “hoax” plot.

    Nobody in the packed courtroom had expected less from the Outfit-connected 64-year-old former Chicago cop, an incorrigible ham who loudly maintained his innocence even after he was convicted in February of concocting a gruesome plot to kidnap, torture, extort, kill and dismember a suburban businessman.

    But his desperation was palpable. Everyone in the courtroom had seen the damning, secretly filmed FBI video of him chuckling inside the meat-cleaver and buzz saw-equipped torture chamber he built on the Northwest Side.
Hasn't been on the job for over 30 years, served 14 years in the last part of the previous century. Can't we at least call him "disgraced" or something besides "former?" It makes it sound like he served with some sort of distinction when in reality, he probably slipped through the cracks and psyche exams and was most likely clouted onto the job by some of the connected miscreants who slip through every so often.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve Manning was his name, he changed it

12/12/2014 02:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is Rich Simon when you need him?

12/12/2014 03:43:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Buh-bye asshole.
No keeses for him

12/12/2014 05:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve Mandell and Ed Burke, two peas in a pod. Both were on the job fir nefarious reasons.

12/12/2014 05:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pack yo shit.

"Today is the first day of the rest of your life."

12/12/2014 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is a POS who should never be described as a former PO.

12/12/2014 06:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Through one of the Innocence Projects, this guys guilty verdict of murder was overturned and he was released. His photo used to grace the Northwestern Innocence Projects web page........but now it's gone. Nice job Tribune and Northwestern University. Funny how the Tribune leaves that out of their reports.

Every cop and boss hated this POS and all knew justice was served in his initial convictions. That being said, this man was the most politically connected and protected cop I had ever seen. He ran roughshod over bosses and did exactly as he pleased without fear.

12/12/2014 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember him from the seventies. He used to drink at Polish tavern on 45th and Pulaski sometimes. Always an asshole. You should have seen him when he lost at pool.

12/12/2014 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Neil, stop slapping around the wife for a minute or two and write a rebuttal on this story as detailed on SCC.
Oh yeah, never mind.

12/12/2014 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To do that would require actual reporting and not yellow journalism. It would also require critical thinking on the part of the editor.

12/12/2014 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was he fired?

12/12/2014 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is a disgrace to our job. The way the media keeps hammering the police us ridiculous. I'm sure if shaquille o'neal, lou ferrigno, or Steven segal got in trouble the headlines would read "another police officer gets arrested/ in trouble" for some outlandish crime. I can see it now.. "Former chicago police officer lou ferrigno facing charges for battering a black man that asked politely for his phone, wallet, and watch causing riots all over chicago.

12/12/2014 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why doesn't the paper write about the sergeant in 17 that threatened that threatened a police officer with a taser on camera in the station? Do you think the white shirts stick together and cover stuff up? He is back in 17 working after taking a short suspension. If a blue shirt did this we would be fired. A supervisor should be held to a higher standard than a patrolman. This man does not belong on the job. It's even worse that they send him back to 17. He is another one of "Christian's" boys just like former sgt lestner.

12/12/2014 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

14 year CPD guy... amazing

12/12/2014 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obvious question left unanswered...

Who da fuck was this clown's clout?

Somebody ran interference for him for a long time.

12/12/2014 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovey & Lovey's pal.

12/12/2014 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder how many people he railroaded in his illustrious career.

12/12/2014 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is very close with Loevy and Loevy

12/12/2014 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The same journalism that names every Chicago teenager shot as an honors student likewise reports anyone having spent a day on the job as a former officer. That's how the narrative works. On the writers' part, I'm sure it's reflexive by now.

12/12/2014 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey buddy I dropped my soap!

12/12/2014 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked one tour of duty with this fuckwad back in the 70's in 015. Eight hours of my life wasted with this jagoff. I remember his license plate was " 6 Man". He said he was the Six Million Dollar Man !

12/12/2014 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
He is very close with Loevy and Loevy

12/12/2014 03:18:00 PM

Loevy and Loevy represented him in a case against the FBI and won a huge award for him. It was overturned. Loevy and Loevy might have gotten paid anyway, it was Federal Court.

12/12/2014 10:44:00 PM  

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