Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Damning Testimony

  • Hours after police swarmed their South Chicago neighborhood when a uniformed Chicago police officer and a neighbor were gunned down, Timothy Herring told his cousin that he had killed both men, the cousin tearfully testified Tuesday.

    Meosha Menzies, now 24, is one of four female friends or family members Herring allegedly confided in after the 2010 killings of Officer Michael Flisk, 46, an evidence technician and father of four, and Stephen "Sweet Pea" Peters.

    Menzies testified reluctantly, mumbling, whispering and frequently remaining silent with her head down under questioning from Assistant State's Attorney Joe Magats, causing her testimony to stretch into two hours.

    Judge Mary Margaret Brosnahan at times repeated Menzies' inaudible answers loudly enough for a court reporter, the jury and spectators in the packed courtroom to hear.
The prosecution is using re-reading of Grand Jury testimony as the usual suspects have been trying to short-circuit the process. And it turns out that the Sheriff is holding a few other prosecution witnesses in the jail to make sure they show up in court this week. The "no-snitching" urge is still running strong in the hood.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a bad idea to hold those prosecution witnesses in jail, or wherever they really are. It's safer for them right now.

4/29/2015 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


The days of proactive policing are over in America. Criminals and their supporters do not want to be stopped before they commit crimes. To the liberal, moron, media complex, if you go after criminals before they have the chance to act, then you are a racist, not someone trying to protect the public. If cops from all over America have not gotten this memo by now, it is time to wake up, sip your coffee, and nibble your donut. Sit back and watch the left wing loon side show.

4/29/2015 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Perry F'ing Mason said...

BIG PROBLEM though - no death penalty in Illinois.

This case should have that sentencing option. I would push for it.

Next case.

4/29/2015 05:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm very nervous about this trial. Given the current anti police climate, and the defense hammering that it's a frame job by the police, I think there could be a big problem Where is Anita? This is a cop killer trial for petes sake. Since she is such a political creature her absence is troubling. I pray that I am wrong.

4/29/2015 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why he shoot Sweet Pea?

Black Lives Matter.

4/29/2015 06:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Judge Mary Margaret Brosnahan at times repeated Menzies' inaudible answers loudly enough for a court reporter, the jury and spectators in the packed courtroom to hear."

Oh, man. I don't like the overall tone here. Defense already gathering up its papers and edging towards the door...

>snicker<

4/29/2015 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Four kids without a dad because of some s__tty car parts in the alley.

Don't forget lesson -- no one should be left 99 in such an area, especially an ET who has to look at what he's doing. Overwatch w/carbine.

RIP Ofc. Flisk.

4/29/2015 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T. 025 1st Watch P.O. S.K.

S.K. is battling an aggressive cancer. Everyone please pray for him. The doctors give him a 2% chance of surviving. 2% is better than 0%. Prayer does work and I believe God is good.

Matthew 17:20--- "You don't have enough faith," Jesus told them. "I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it would move. Nothing would be impossible."

4/29/2015 07:57:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Too bad that fucking fat pig George Ryan took the ultimate justice away.

4/29/2015 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers are with the Flisk family during what must be a horrendous process for them. Four years of torturous trial b.s. not to mention a lifetime of heartache and loss.

My prayers are also with other families of our fallen brothers and sisters.

We may not be able to be with you in person but there are so many who will always hold you in our prayers and share in your loss.

Never forget.

4/29/2015 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say good by stupid!

4/29/2015 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless both of the victim's families.

4/29/2015 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Don't forget lesson -- no one should be left 99 in such an area, especially an ET who has to look at what he's doing. Overwatch w/carbine."

While were @ it, perhaps Air One could provide cover with a 50.cal.

4/29/2015 11:43:00 AM  
Blogger BirdsnBlooms1 said...

Prayers to the family and friends of the deceased officer.

The country has gone mad!

When thugs are worshiped, it's obvious the end is nearing. Maybe not the end of time, but the end of US.

Plant a f'ng tree for thugs.

4/29/2015 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Proactive policing? Sorry, Batman, those days need to be gone. Strap on your body cam, start treating the people on the street with respect or, better yet, just get out.

4/29/2015 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's sad that I will ask for officers to remain on scene especially for domestics. When I arrive they will ask...is this something new we have to wait for you guys now. Ignorant!

4/29/2015 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sweet Pea used to be the poleece. That's enough reason to kill him too. All lives matter. The revruns better start preachin this. The fact is that in the hood no lives matter. Unless of course there's a chance to win the ghetto lottery.

4/29/2015 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope he rots to death in jail.
Animals like him have redeeming quality to society.

4/29/2015 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers go out to the Flisk family as well.
It's also refreshing to see that posts of a sincere nature such as this remain on topic.
God Bless all our First Responders.

4/29/2015 02:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
O.T. 025 1st Watch P.O. S.K.

S.K. is battling an aggressive cancer. Everyone please pray for him. The doctors give him a 2% chance of surviving. 2% is better than 0%. Prayer does work and I believe God is good.

Matthew 17:20--- "You don't have enough faith," Jesus told them. "I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it would move. Nothing would be impossible."


4/29/2015 07:57:00 AM

Saying a prayer right now...

4/29/2015 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judge Mary Margaret Brosnahan-correct me if I'm wrong but isn't she the Judge that jammed the CPD Narcotics and Glenview Police Officers because of squad car video? (And obvious neglect of the ASA to properly prepare those who are to testify).

4/29/2015 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I'm very nervous about this trial. Given the current anti police climate, and the defense hammering that it's a frame job by the police, I think there could be a big problem Where is Anita? This is a cop killer trial for petes sake. Since she is such a political creature her absence is troubling. I pray that I am wrong.

4/29/2015 06:35:00 AM

Anita just got her ass kicked by a judge who basically labeled her as incompetent. She's probably licking her wounds. I would not want her in the courtroom on my behalf; she's a lousy attorney.

Since the murderer's friends and relatives are testifying against him, I'd say you're being a tad overdramatic.

4/29/2015 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he doesnt get convicted i think whites should riot! No justice no peace. Racist black kills anotger white

4/29/2015 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Michael Merola #11425 said...

Mike Flisk was undoubtly one of the finest officers I had the honor of working with. He knew how to do the job but always made it fun as well. Mike always had a way of making you laugh regardless of the way the day might be going. I really miss him. I am sure this piece of human filth who snuffed Mike and the CHA officer will be treated as a king in the joint, but I am certain he will pay in eternity. God bless and comfort his family. Hope to see you again Flipper!

4/29/2015 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...


The days of proactive policing are over in America. Criminals and their supporters do not want to be stopped before they commit crimes. To the liberal, moron, media complex, if you go after criminals before they have the chance to act, then you are a racist, not someone trying to protect the public. If cops from all over America have not gotten this memo by now, it is time to wake up, sip your coffee, and nibble your donut. Sit back and watch the left wing loon side show.

4/29/2015 02:39:00 AM

Sorry, I disagree completely. My partner and I are super proactive. As long as you follow the general orders, special orders and common sense, you are covered. The department has no choice but to cover you. You sound like a lazy bitter officer who will look for any excuse to not do anything. But you will complain about "the savage shit birds on welfare who won't lift a finger".

4/29/2015 07:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Death penalty will never come back in this toilet of a state. The political structure of Illinois depends too much on the hug a thug mentality. Is it my imagination or are all the useless politicians caving to the thug sub culture. Apologizing for referring to rioters and looters as thugs? No not thugs, they are fucking savages. This country is lost.

4/29/2015 08:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked with "Flipper" in 009 and 004.
Great copper and great partner. Always laughing. Miss you Mike.

471 3rd watch

4/29/2015 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Keesing Bandit said...
Too bad that fucking fat pig George Ryan took the ultimate justice away.

4/29/2015 08:16:00 AM


Dirty bastards who were guilty of obscene murders were sitting on death row and that crooked bastard George "Convicted Felon" let them all off the hook.

4/29/2015 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are the upper echelons of the police department? It would have been great to see some of the command staff sitting front and center at the opening arguments, showing support for the Flisk family. Perhaps they can start their "Listening Tour" at the closing arguments. Shameful !

4/29/2015 08:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless the Flisk Family,I hurt for you PO at 018.

4/29/2015 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


OT:
Washington Post reports that other prisoner in van said Gray was hurting himself in van

Who hasn't had an arrestee who didn't try it hurt themselves so they can blame police

Obama and all the rioters jump to the wrong conclusion again...... Idiots!!!!

4/29/2015 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --

A thought and prayer for all, from far away --

Culture overcomes barbarity: Beautiful moment Iraqi symphony cellist brings the streets to a standstill at the spot where a terrorist bomb killed 20 people an hour earlier

Published: 10:41 EST, 29 April 2015 | Updated: 13:29 EST, 29 April 2015 dailymail.co.uk

"An Iraqi symphony cellist staged an impromptu concert at the sight of a car bombing in Baghdad, just one hour after the blast had killed more than a dozen people.

"The attack took place during peak hours on a shopping street in the upscale Mansour district of western Baghdad on Tuesday.

"Once emergency staff had tended to the dead and wounded, Karim Wasfi, a former chief principal conductor and director for the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, stepped into the blast centre.

"Mr Wasfi took out his cello and began playing, grinding commerce to a halt as a large crowd gathered around him.

"Witnesses described Mr Wasfi's music not as a song of mourning, but as a 'smoldering, fiery fugue that sent a clear message to the ether that Baghdad still stands strong, and that the human spirit is insurmountable and will never yield to terror or evil.'

Photo says it all -

http://tinyurl.com/kzwagb3

4/29/2015 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"While were @ it, perhaps Air One could provide cover with a 50.cal."

4/29/2015 11:43:00 AM

INCONVENIENCE

X X X

FROM ABOVE

But seriously -- look out for each other.

4/29/2015 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


The days of proactive policing are over in America. Criminals and their supporters do not want to be stopped before they commit crimes. To the liberal, moron, media complex, if you go after criminals before they have the chance to act, then you are a racist, not someone trying to protect the public. If cops from all over America have not gotten this memo by now, it is time to wake up, sip your coffee, and nibble your donut. Sit back and watch the left wing loon side show.

4/29/2015 02:39:00 AM

Sorry, I disagree completely. My partner and I are super proactive. As long as you follow the general orders, special orders and common sense, you are covered. The department has no choice but to cover you. You sound like a lazy bitter officer who will look for any excuse to not do anything. But you will complain about "the savage shit birds on welfare who won't lift a finger".

Well then go and get them sparky!!!!

4/30/2015 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...


The days of proactive policing are over in America. Criminals and their supporters do not want to be stopped before they commit crimes. To the liberal, moron, media complex, if you go after criminals before they have the chance to act, then you are a racist, not someone trying to protect the public. If cops from all over America have not gotten this memo by now, it is time to wake up, sip your coffee, and nibble your donut. Sit back and watch the left wing loon side show.

4/29/2015 02:39:00 AM

Sorry, I disagree completely. My partner and I are super proactive. As long as you follow the general orders, special orders and common sense, you are covered. The department has no choice but to cover you. You sound like a lazy bitter officer who will look for any excuse to not do anything. But you will complain about "the savage shit birds on welfare who won't lift a finger".

4/29/2015 07:29:00 PM


Maybe you'll see things in a different light after the dept. "backs you up" and puts you at callback for a couple of years with no badge and an empty holster. Or if they give you 30 days pending. See how far they back you when you're at 219 S Dearborn and you're listing your assets. It isn't about being bitter, lazy, a dogass, or a do-nothing. Take a look at what's transpired in Ferguson, Baltimore, Cleveland and other places all over this country. The police are being blamed for just doing their job. Darren Wilson did nothing wrong, and yet he had to sweat it out for months to see if he was going to get indicted for doing his job. The guys in NYC who had to deal with the fat, "I can't breathe" guy also had to worry about being indicted because they had to roll around with an out of shape, overweight, lifetime criminal. This also led to the murders of two NYPD officers. Do you think, now, after these guys didn't get indicted (nor should they!) that the next one to come down the pike won't be made an example of, especially here in Rahm's liberal paradise?!! Rahm's won't back you, Garry was at a church talking about "gov't sponsored racism", Toni thinks there's too many brown and black men of color in jail, Anita will go after you in a heartbeat, and the rev's, alderthieves, and activists want your head for their wall. It's about surviving this wave of anti-police rhetoric in this country. Wake up, go-getter.

4/30/2015 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...


The days of proactive policing are over in America. Criminals and their supporters do not want to be stopped before they commit crimes. To the liberal, moron, media complex, if you go after criminals before they have the chance to act, then you are a racist, not someone trying to protect the public. If cops from all over America have not gotten this memo by now, it is time to wake up, sip your coffee, and nibble your donut. Sit back and watch the left wing loon side show.

4/29/2015 02:39:00 AM

Sorry, I disagree completely. My partner and I are super proactive. As long as you follow the general orders, special orders and common sense, you are covered. The department has no choice but to cover you. You sound like a lazy bitter officer who will look for any excuse to not do anything. But you will complain about "the savage shit birds on welfare who won't lift a finger".

4/29/2015 07:29:00 PM


You and your partner are puttin' 'em on the wall and gettin' down in their pockets huh?

Following general orders and special orders may save you... Until they don't...

Don't condemn other Policemen for using their good sense and discernment in times of grave danger.

You can be a hard-head all by your lonesome.

4/30/2015 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The department has no choice but to cover you.
---------

Keep believing that b.s.

A couple of baseless federal lawsuits that will nonetheless have you putting on your Depends should cure you of your delusions.

The Ferguson P.O. was found not to have violated any rules or laws....do you live under a rock?

4/30/2015 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This happened at the Walker trial for the Valadez murder too. One of the main witnesses changed her story on the stand. Changed the color of the car and other information she gave earlier. Wouldn't identify Walker at the defense table. Lovely lady with a doo rag on her head who put her head down and slept on the stand when counsel was called into the judges chambers. I was one of the jurors and when she was asked to identify the defendant she scanned and starred at all the jurors but refused to look at Walker. The SA broke her story apart with her own GJ testimony, and right after as we were leaving the courtroom I saw her hugging the defendants family outside the courtroom.

4/30/2015 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anita just got her ass kicked by a judge who basically labeled her as incompetent.


-------I'm out of town-----what happened?

4/30/2015 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope he rots to death in jail.
Animals like him have redeeming quality to society.

4/29/2015 01:59:00 PM
That was a typo I meant NO redeeming quality.

4/30/2015 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Maybe you'll see things in a different light after the dept. "backs you up" and puts you at callback for a couple of years with no badge and an empty holster."

Chicago Policeman wear stars.

4/30/2015 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anita just got her ass kicked by a judge who basically labeled her as incompetent.
--------------------

I'm out of town-what happened?

4/30/2015 07:07:00 AM


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-police-detective-manslaughter-trial-0421-met-20150420-story.html#page=1

4/30/2015 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The department has no choice but to cover you.


The department is prohibited from covering any punitive damage award by statute

4/30/2015 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will always remember #6962

4/30/2015 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The guys in NYC who had to deal with the fat, "I can't breathe" guy also had to worry about being indicted because they had to roll around with an out of shape, overweight, lifetime criminal"

For the felonious crime of loosies.
Start doing some soul searching and wonder how things have come to this point. Perhaps you'll have an epiphany.

5/01/2015 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anita just got her ass kicked by a judge who basically labeled her as incompetent. She's probably licking her wounds. I would not want her in the courtroom on my behalf; she's a lousy attorney."

Dick Devine another incompetent political hack, Richard Daley say no more. Any one see a pattern when it comes to Cook County States Atty?
If you think this is mere coincidence, I have some swampland in the Sahara for sale.

5/01/2015 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike miss u ..honest..hard working.big Irish...integtry..should have never happened...

5/02/2015 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike miss u..Big Irish..should have never happened. Hard working.. Man of integrity... ..your
friend...Maz..

5/02/2015 09:48:00 PM  

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