Thursday, February 05, 2015

Wortham Killers Get Life

  • The murder of Chicago Police Officer Thomas Wortham IV not only affected his family and his South Side community, but hundreds of others whose lives he touched, a Cook County judge told a packed courtroom Wednesday before sentencing two men to natural life in prison without parole.

    The nearly two-hour sentencing of Paris McGee, 25, and Toyious Taylor, 34, marks the first time Cook County has allowed cameras inside a criminal courtroom.

    Both men faced mandatory life sentences after separate juries convicted them in simultaneous trials in November.
    Wortham was killed on May 19, 2010, in a botched robbery outside his parents’ home near 85th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

    Before sentencing, Wortham’s father, retired Chicago Police Officer Thomas Wortham III called his son, “Tommy,” a man who “stopped and stepped up” for everyone he met.

    He said his son spent his entire life helping others. Wortham, 30, died just a month after returning from his second tour of duty in Iraq.

    “My life will never be the same,” Wortham III said.
No one's will be Sir. God bless you all.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

And in 2028 the outgoing Democrat Governor will pardon them. Because she believes Life in Prison is Cruel and Unusual Punishment.

2/05/2015 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully a little bit of closure for the family. RIP TW.

2/05/2015 02:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goes overseas and lives. Comes back home and is murdered. The disgust I have with these dogs that killed him is overwhelming.

RIP, my brother from another mother.

2/05/2015 02:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless Chicago Police Officer Thomas Wortham IV.


"A Part of America Died"

Somebody killed a policeman today,
and a part of America died. A piece of our country he swore to protect, will be buried with him at his side.

The suspect that shot him will stand up in court, with counsel demanding his rights. While a young widowed mother must work for her kids, and spend many long, lonely nights.

The beat that he walked was a battlefield too, just as if he'd gone off to war.

Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast, to his name they will add a gold star.

Yes, somebody killed a policeman today, in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors, a cop put his life on the line.

Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street, and he stands at each new rookie's side.

He answered the call, of himself gave his all, and a part of America died."


©1984 America Police Hall of Fame

2/05/2015 03:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Speed Office!

2/05/2015 04:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tragic sad story. The best to the family.

2/05/2015 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went to Thomas Worthams funeral. I took at least an hour to get there as I live in Norwood Park. I am glad I went. I never met Tom Wortham but after listening to all the different people make comments in the church about him, all I can say is that he was an outstanding man and Police Officer. I was particularly impressed by his family. They are the absolute best. I hope there is some comfort for them knowing that they did the best job one could do in raising a family. They should be proud of both Thomas and their daughter. If society had more parents like Sgt. Wortham and Mrs. Wortham, we wouldn't need 13K Police Officers nor would we be spending so much money on our "criminal justice" system.
God Bless all three of the Worthams.

2/05/2015 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Feed this shitheads to a woodchipper feet first. Shut the chipper off when it gets to their thighs. Then let scream in pain until they bleed out. Now that's justice!!!

2/05/2015 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Life? Life in prison should be made worse. Why allow radios, TV or movies? Prison should just be lock down for lifers. No free college or high school GED's with alibrary, just a cold cell with an hour a day in the yard.

2/05/2015 06:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Life?!?!? Should of been burned alive in a cage!!!!!!

2/05/2015 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

which in crook county means up for parole in 10 yrs...

2/05/2015 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To bad we don't have the death penalty anymore.......

2/05/2015 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I went to Thomas Worthams funeral. I took at least an hour to get there as I live in Norwood Park. I am glad I went. I never met Tom Wortham but after listening to all the different people make comments in the church about him, all I can say is that he was an outstanding man and Police Officer. I was particularly impressed by his family. They are the absolute best. I hope there is some comfort for them knowing that they did the best job one could do in raising a family. They should be proud of both Thomas and their daughter. If society had more parents like Sgt. Wortham and Mrs. Wortham, we wouldn't need 13K Police Officers nor would we be spending so much money on our "criminal justice" system.
God Bless all three of the Worthams.

2/05/2015 06:28:00 AM


This tragedy can be linked back to scum Richy Daley and his emptying out of Cabrini and the other CHA enclaves. The creatures in there were given vouchers and sent packing. Many ended up in formerly decent middle class working neighborhoods like Chatham. Think of CHA cretins flocking to Edison Park. Crazy shitheads are crazy shitheads and they just had a new neighborhood of victims on which to prey. They just happened to be black victims. Recall Officer Bailey too.

They didn't want the crazy CHA crowd in Chatham any more than they wanted them in any other decent stable neighborhood.

Life in prison huh, until some witnesses die off and a new generation of Northwestern students shed some tears and believe their cries of innocence. Taylor used his time at the hearing to proclaim his innocence so he is on the "I'm innocent" path already.

I like how they did it in Jordan. The prison gets a phone call from the king who says "Today" and that was that. Take them out at dawn and hang 'em high.

2/05/2015 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Feed this shitheads to a woodchipper feet first. Shut the chipper off when it gets to their thighs. Then let scream in pain until they bleed out. Now that's justice!!!

2/05/2015 06:40:00 AM


Drop them off in Syria in ISIS territory with REPORTER tattooed on their forehead.

2/05/2015 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets see, life in Illinois means they will be paroled two weeks from next Thursday

2/05/2015 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blessings to the family, an may TW Rest In Peace. We'll take it from here bro..!
Peace

2/05/2015 09:28:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

These fools should not be breathing.

2/05/2015 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's outrageous that the taxpayers now foot the bill for these murderers' food, shelter, and medical care for the rest of their worthless lives. Criminals who murder should face death by firing squad. All inmates should be forced to watch it. Instead, we will all have to hear how they've converted to Islam, got degrees while in prison, and found new purpose in life. If the only way someone can find purpose and productivity is through the suffering and death of another, then that individual does not deserve life.

2/05/2015 10:17:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

GOOD!
Now, hopefully they both get some incurable & untreatable disease in prison. Not one that'll kill them, just make their lives miserable.

2/05/2015 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Life" Translation:
Free room & board,
Free clothing
Free medical care,
Free television,
Free workout facility,
Free reading literature
All the homosexual sex they want.
Nothing more to do than play cards with buddies all day, everyday.
Not to mention, they'll be viewed as royalty, for having killed an officer.
Oh! And all on the taxpayer's dime.

Thanks for this system, Liberals.

2/05/2015 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Tired of this place.... said...

Paris McGee once terrorized the halls of Kennedy High School at 56th and Narraganset. This convicted murderer is one of several who have been bused into a decent neighborhood to sit next to decent kids most of whom parents are trapped by the residency rule. This is why families are forced to pay over $10,000 per child a year just to get a safe education.

2/05/2015 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Life in prison is too good for them and more than Thomas received. God bless Thomas and his family. God damn those pieces of shit and their families.

2/05/2015 11:13:00 AM  
Blogger BirdsnBlooms1 said...

Life in prison is a farce. Paradise for killers and rapists.

Capital Punishment should be reinstated throughout United States.

Criminals are getting a slap on the wrist. To top it off, scream police brutality then sue the city.

Screwed-up system. There isn't justice anymore.

2/05/2015 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No death penalty , thank a politician in the feb 2015 primary
they don't care about First Responders

2/05/2015 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The good guys win!

2/05/2015 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to the Wortham Familys,sending prayers for his sister, mother, father and all those touched by his sacrifice.

2/05/2015 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I stood next to Tom at the National Memorial in DC in May just before he was taken from us. I too, wish the Wortham family some closure.
Your family on the CPD likewise will, Never Forget.
Tom will continue to remain in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.


2/05/2015 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I went to Thomas Worthams funeral. I took at least an hour to get there as I live in Norwood Park. I am glad I went. I never met Tom Wortham but after listening to all the different people make comments in the church about him, all I can say is that he was an outstanding man and Police Officer. I was particularly impressed by his family. They are the absolute best. I hope there is some comfort for them knowing that they did the best job one could do in raising a family. They should be proud of both Thomas and their daughter. If society had more parents like Sgt. Wortham and Mrs. Wortham, we wouldn't need 13K Police Officers nor would we be spending so much money on our "criminal justice" system.
God Bless all three of the Worthams.

2/05/2015 06:28:00 AM

Well said.

2/05/2015 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 2028.

BULLSHIT!!!!!!.

2/05/2015 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/05/2015 06:40:00 AM

Seconded.

Call for a vote.

2/05/2015 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Came on the job in 1986 & worked in 009 with Tom's father, Sgt. Wortham as the desk Sgt.
Always impeccably dressed and took no shit from no one.
A nice man & his son sounds just like him

R.I.P. Officer Wortham.
May GOD watch over the Wortham family.

2/05/2015 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you to all officers, detectives, fi's, Asa's, etc. for doing such an incredible job.

2/05/2015 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I graduated high school same year as Tom, we went to different high schools but both ran track. My best friend went to Brother Rice and introduced us. After he burned me in the 110 high hurdles, my regular event, my friend was making fun of me because it was Tom's first time running it. Tom went to what seemed to me great pains to make me feel better about it.

I dont think we ever met again after that but coincidentally we both became chicago police officers. When i realized he was the slain officer in this heinous tragedy it hurt me. We had only met once but he seemed like the nicest guy you could ever want to meet. I really wish I would have known him better, I think I would have been a better person for it.

Life in prison is too good for these parasites, but as this is yhe best result offered in a post capital punishment state I can only hope they go to hell sooner than later.

2/05/2015 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keesing Bandit, I don't know if you're really queer or not, but this time I would keese you. You are absolutely right.

2/05/2015 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bali firing squad. Enough said.

2/05/2015 08:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"a botched robbery"

Is that the same as "a robbery gone wrong"? I'd like to ask the writer what his idea of a correct robbery is. The use of such terms reveals a view of the world where we are all content to be prey and the predators are viewed as a natural, inevitable force.

2/05/2015 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paris McGee can be the new mumia.

2/05/2015 08:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
I went to Thomas Worthams funeral. I took at least an hour to get there as I live in Norwood Park. I am glad I went. I never met Tom Wortham but after listening to all the different people make comments in the church about him, all I can say is that he was an outstanding man and Police Officer. I was particularly impressed by his family. They are the absolute best. I hope there is some comfort for them knowing that they did the best job one could do in raising a family. They should be proud of both Thomas and their daughter. If society had more parents like Sgt. Wortham and Mrs. Wortham, we wouldn't need 13K Police Officers nor would we be spending so much money on our "criminal justice" system.
God Bless all three of the Worthams.

Amen Brother! Had a few beers with Tom at Barraco's. (Southside cop hang-out for you Norf-siders). A real gentleman! Taken way too soon. He was destined to do great things!

2/05/2015 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back the death penalty!!!! Fry those killers.

2/05/2015 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets hope that some future bleeding heart judge or politician doesnt decide to show these two murdering thugs any mercy. They killed a fine man and ruined a family. Stay strong Wortham family. W e are there for you.

2010 was my last year OTJ. There were six of our brothers killed that year. Lest we forget:

Floyd said.

Six Chicago Police officers were killed in the line of duty in 2010:
–Sgt. Alan Haymaker was killed when he lost control of his squad car on Lake Shore Drive while responding to a call of a burglary in progress on Feb. 22.
–Officer Thomas Wortham IV was shot and killed in a robbery near his parents’ home in the 8400 block of South King Drive on May 20.
–Officer Thor Soderberg was shot and killed as he walked to his car at the end of a shift at the police facility at 61st Street and Racine Avenue on July 7.
–Officer Michael Bailey was shot and killed while cleaning out his car at his home near 74th Street and Evans Avenue on July 18.
–Officer David Blake was shot and killed in his personal vehicle in the 2900 block of West Seipp Street on Nov. 25.
–Officer Michael Flisk was shot and killed as he investigated a burglary in a garage behind the 8100 block of South Burnham Avenue on Nov. 26. Also killed in the shooting was retired Chicago Housing Authority police officer Stephen Peters.

May they rest in peace. They are never forgotten.

2/05/2015 10:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Death Penalty needs to be re-instated!

There is evil in this world and there are those who commit acts so heinous as to render themselves worthy of extermination.

Paris McGee and Toyious Taylor are just that kind of evil.

2/06/2015 06:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Bali firing squad. Enough said.

2/05/2015 08:06:00 PM


How do you say "Is the line ready?" in Indonesian?

The King of Jordan can get an execution done right quick when necessary also. He just said "Today" to the warden and they hauled out that ugly female muslim failed suicide bomber straight to the gallows after Jordan found out ISIS burned one of their F-16 pilots alive. I would have tried that explosive vest a second time. And sent the tape to jihad john.

2/06/2015 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"a botched robbery"

Is that the same as "a robbery gone wrong"? I'd like to ask the writer what his idea of a correct robbery is. The use of such terms reveals a view of the world where we are all content to be prey and the predators are viewed as a natural, inevitable force.

2/05/2015 08:17:00 PM


A "robbery gone right" is a robbery in which the offender or offenders are immediately shot and killed while on video tape threatening the life of decent citizens.

A PO in 019 was jumped in front of his apartment after working the 3rd watch lockup one night. A fight ensued and the officer took a licking before he was able to get a pistol in the chest of offender #1 and pulled the trigger a couple of times. Offender #1 then ran a few yards and reportedly flopped face down in a pile of dogshit.

Offender #2 just ran at the sound of gunfire but was arrested a few days later. That is a robbery gone almost right, almost because the officer missed killing #2 and instead put some holes in a parked auto.

2/06/2015 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Tom, your a war hero, a CPD star, now an angel in heaven! We need the death penalty these 2 waste of lives should be water boarded tori red and killed in a public square what an example it would be to other killers, the crime rate would fall dramatically!

2/06/2015 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
No death penalty , thank a politician in the feb 2015 primary
they don't care about First Responders

2/05/2015 12:36:00 PM


What 2015 primary is that?

2/06/2015 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Life in prison huh, until some witnesses die off and a new generation of Northwestern students shed some tears and believe their cries of innocence. Taylor used his time at the hearing to proclaim his innocence so he is on the "I'm innocent" path already."


GOP Gov.George Ryan abolished the Death Penalty.Perhaps you can take a ride down to Kankakee in your Red Mustang and ask him personally.

2/06/2015 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thanks to those who posted "on topic" on behalf of the Wortham family.
THANKS to all of the above that showed respect and compassion.
Again, I continue to pray for Tom and likewise hope that the sentencing provides a bit of closure for the family as well.
Rest in Peace our brother and those blessed that can read these posts... STAY SAFE!

2/06/2015 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen Brother! Had a few beers with Tom at Barraco's. (Southside cop hang-out for you Norf-siders). A real gentleman! Taken way too soon. He was destined to do great things!

2/05/2015 08:24:00 PM

It's not a "cop hang out" stroke

2/06/2015 02:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Bali firing squad. Enough said.

2/05/2015 08:06:00 PM


How do you say "Is the line ready?" in Indonesian?

The King of Jordan can get an execution done right quick when necessary also. He just said "Today" to the warden and they hauled out that ugly female muslim failed suicide bomber straight to the gallows after Jordan found out ISIS burned one of their F-16 pilots alive. I would have tried that explosive vest a second time. And sent the tape to jihad john.

2/06/2015 07:44:00 AM
that is because Jordan is led by a man with "testicular fortitude" as opposed to our leader who wont even say they are terrorist! Lets hope congress forces obama to send military jets and weapons to Jordans king to knock out the terrorist isis thugs and he does it, Bush went to the middle east with our military to "bring the fight to them" after 9-11 if obama does not do this they will be back in force on our land!

But then again obama is allowing all the illegals here and they are bringing new diseases,and look at measles that disease was eradicated years ago,now with the illegals an upsurge! The country needs to be taken back lets hope and PRAY after 2016 we have a new president,a real leader, no more "community organizers"!

2/06/2015 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


God Bless the Wortham Family.

2/07/2015 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, It was Gov.Ryan who started that anti-death penalty shit..........

2/08/2015 06:52:00 PM  

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