Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Prieb Article

We saw this a few weeks ago, but it fell down on the list of things to cover. Martin Preib writes another brilliant and scathing piece on how the Innocence Project attempted to, and in many cases succeeded, in railroading the reputations of some pretty fine detectives and ended up costing the city taxpayers untold tens of millions of dollars.
  • Retired Chicago Detective Charles Salvatore was riding high in 2005. He had done something no other Chicago detective had ever pulled off. He had completely destroyed a wrongful conviction claim against his partner and himself in civil court.
Go read it all. The entire sight is what investigative journalists should have been doing for years instead of the agenda-driven crap we end up with nowadays. The FOP comes in for a rough ride, too, leaving a lot of good cops out to dry.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Martin Prieb's book CROOKED CITY and this latest article are the only real examples of investigative journalism that is left in this city and almost in this country.

The last chapter of the book by Larry Schweikart SEVEN EVENTS THAT MADE AMERICA AMERICA spells out the collapse of the national and local news media has allowed the left to take over the country from the cradle to the classroom to the White House. They have become just talking heads that repeat the press releases they are handed.

Martin Preib is the exception and I think he should be nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

I suggest that FOP send a copy of the book CROOKED CITY and a copy of this article to every member of the Pulitzer committee.

4/07/2015 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfucking believable. What a piece of shit union I mean Fraternal Order. Are there any legit organizations that help honest hardworking middle class workers or is everything and everybody corrupt in Chicago. When will people wake up and stop the politicians and attorneys.

4/07/2015 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still, the agenda must be followed. The Cause is everything. Always remember that 'The end justifies the means' and " You have to break a few eggs to make an omelet'.

4/07/2015 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even the Police bargaining unit refuses to take up the Policeman's cause.

This and other reasons are grounds for decertification of this clown car full of drunks, misfits, mental defectives, and cowards who are traitorous moles for city hall and install a professional Union/Bargaining Unit...

As an aside...
What about these horrid cancer/upper respiratory ailment hot-spot/clusters called Police Stations?

Why are so many Chicago Police officers battling assorted cancers and upper respiratory problems?

In some districts you have consecutive lock-up keepers and desk people diagnosed with ghastly shit.

FOP has known about these things for years.
Hell... The Medical Section surely knows too but it's like a vow of silence has been taken to keep the city from being held culpable...

"We might have to make those coppers whole and spend money to clean those awful places up."

"Eff you, cop!
You knew it would be like this
when you signed up for the job.
If you don't like it, just quit."

The Policeman has a tough row to hoe in this town.

Can we get a course of correction?

4/07/2015 01:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marty Preib is truly a Policeman's friend in this time
where hating The Police is a popular past-time.

4/07/2015 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every officer must read this and demand an explanation from the FOP. The FOP'S inaction makes is just as criminal as the innocence project .

4/07/2015 05:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This doesn't get any coverage because it goes against the huge anti police media bias.

4/07/2015 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Preib's book Crooked City, was incredibly well written and impeccably researched. It should be required reading for every cadet in the police academy.

4/07/2015 07:16:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

The FOP will not get any better. Deano is for Deano and Deano alone.

4/07/2015 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Preib does it again. His book, Crooked City, was put together so fluidly that I couldn't put it down. It's great to see the story continue with these blog articles.

4/07/2015 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shame on the FOP! Everybody thinks that they will be there for you if you need them, what a joke. What an incredible story of spineless leadership by the FOP, CPD, and the City. Again, where is the Attorney General, where are the Feds, those are civil rights violations. What about the victims rights.

4/07/2015 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guy is a great writer. Have all his books. Keep up the good work Prieb.

4/07/2015 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous SouthSideFF said...


4/07/2015 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what does crapparrelli have to say about the article? he was there at the time of all of this......bet craps answer is it wasn't his fault cuz he was JUST a board member(captains pay) not the president

4/07/2015 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP, what is it exactly that they do for us again?

4/07/2015 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do we have a union? Years ago we saw Nolan on tv always. Representing us. Every police shooting, every police hero story, every thing involved with police. Nowadays they only send out a letter once a month saying it sucks . We need leaders not mayoral suck ups

4/07/2015 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


It looks like the powers that be are running scared?

They, by their own Fuckery and Venality, have lost control of the construct/premise/false narrative of:

"It's the Police who are the problem in Chicago... Once we fix THEM, everything else will fall in place."

This narrative has been the very food of Catered To Constituents and their excuse making, willfully blind apologists of which many are the lefty-liberal/progressive self hating white guilters who have an immense problem with Policemen and Policing and their very necessary place in society....

Imperfect though they may be as are all institutions and things of human origin.

We could also rant on about the ideal of laws and rules governing human conduct and the very necessary need for strange creatures like Policemen but it would be off-putting to the short attention spans no matter how we distill it. Some things don't always translate well in the "Cliff Notes Version," though brevity does have it's place sometimes.

Might it turn out that The Police don't bear anywhere
near the number of sins attributed to them over the years?

The usual cast of characters would rather die a death most mean and dishonorable before admitting such because it would mean loss of face, loss of control of their 30+ year false narrative by which many of them
did profit obscenely?

Perhaps they fear the days of reckoning in which they will be compelled to make Policemen whole for their lies and excesses committed to drive an agenda?

Many a good Policeman has just cause to help build the scaffold of Discipline and Correction but much noise would be made about, "Don't you Cops have rules? You guys knew it would be like THIS when you took the job. It's not right for you guys to talk about
getting Justice. It sounds like you're wanting to settle scores against US for doing what we felt was right."

There's that disconnect again...

Martin Preib
IS a Policeman's friend
in this time of war against
Policemen and all of their
cares and concerns.

4/07/2015 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP inaction is pure treachery.

Install a professional Union.

Building a scaffold wouldn't be such a bad idea either...
Since these ARE traitors everybody is talking about.

Same people and promises over the last 30 years who have made an art of doing just enough to keep their places at the feeding trough.

And these bastards have shown they WILL turn their coats and ride under another flag when the membership moves to uninstall them...

FOP needs a house cleaning by the FEDS with prejudice.

The usual Tuff-Guy O'Tools will scream about "Watdafuk ya wanna air our dirty laundry for?"

The entire bunch of wadded-up shitty drawers jammed in the air vents, desks and file cabinets at FOP NEED to be laid out in the sun on the front lawn for the membership to see and make judgement on...

At a minimum, the national FOP should HAVE stepped in LONG AGO but they're bereft of integrity too...

Destroy it and every crooked ass running it
since they've shown they're strictly self interested
and have colluded with City Hall against the membership.

Foul Fucks...
How do you guys sleep so easy at night?

4/07/2015 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I voted for teamsters in 1975 and was laughed at. Here we are 40 years and we have not woken up yet to rid ourselves of FOP.

4/07/2015 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why isn't Protess in prison for violating civil rights???

4/07/2015 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read Crooked City. It's ALL laid out there for the powers to be to act upon. What say you crime fighters Anita, Lisa, Eric et al?

Someone get the XO to sign the slip, the Crickets will be on overtime again.

P.S. You've come a long way since working the Allerton Hotel. Superb job, Marty.

4/07/2015 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, at least Shields sent letters to Anita and Quinn. More than Donahoe did.

4/07/2015 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't Greg Bella in charge of Legal Defense? What does Greg have to say?

4/07/2015 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charlie was and still is the best of the best CPD had on the streets. Guys like him were true real dicks of old. Not too many dick' of Charlies calibar around in the new CPD. Most of us are gone and left the dept with dignity in every way,

4/07/2015 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does the FOP do for me? They give me a lawyer when I'm jammed up. They come out and take care of me when I'm in a traumatic incident like a police shooting or horrific accident. When I can't get certified for an IOD I call them and they take care of it. They walk me through the disability proceedings. They get me retro pay even when our own lost that benefit. Other than that they don't do shit.

4/07/2015 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have talked to some of my liberal friends who also happen to be defense attorneys. Some of them are associated or were at one time with these " innocence Projects". They think the cases wrote about by Preib are isolated incidents. Little do they know or believe!!

4/07/2015 06:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"That irony takes shape in the union itself, as if even the FOP, the institution that ostensibly represents the police, is just another cog in the Crooked City."

There it is ...


4/07/2015 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Marty Preib is truly a Policeman's friend in this time
where hating The Police is a popular past-time.

4/07/2015 01:57:00 AM
Yes, you are correct, for the most part. But there are many influential people out there and generous people also who are truly friends of the police. They are just not vocal enough as they work behind the scenes. Look at the 100 Club for one such example.There are many people who really appreciate what the police do each and every day and are realistic about their demands and expectations.

4/07/2015 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep paying dues

4/07/2015 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The article was great. I've read Preib's books... They too are a great read. "Crooked City" lays out the entire case perfectly. The other related stories in the book are just as interesting.

Preib's criticism of the FOP is well over due. Unless someone within the union knows you... Good luck getting real help from them. Yeah, you'll get the lawyer during your IPRA/IAD interview, but that's about it. It's time the FOP start representing the Police in these modern times, in the way inwhich we need representation. It appears Preib has laid out a pretty good path for them to follow.

4/08/2015 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only 29 comments? Pathetic

4/08/2015 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Preib is a great investigative journalist and deserving of the highest respects and awards.

We need to get what he knows into the minds of a lot more people.

The local media is hearing impaired, voiceless and visually compromised when it come to Democommunist corruption. I saw Chuck Gowdy on TV tonight and Geeze he has not aged well.


4/08/2015 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FOP's failure here begs the question - what are you paying dues for? I thought part of your membership was supposed to ensure you all had some level of representation when these kinds of charges were leveled.

4/08/2015 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are right, 29 comments, that is pathetic.....

Hello!!!! Is anybody there? Where is the outrage???

Hopeless city, hopeless department.........Sad

4/08/2015 02:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Jimmy said...

I'm not a cop but I come here often to read the stories. I had no idea this was going on! Especially about that piece of shit who shot at four officers during a traffic stop! How in the world does he get released??? How is that Protess guy not behind bars himself??? I pray for you guys! God Bless!

4/09/2015 05:24:00 AM  

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