Friday, May 08, 2015

Gang Banging Pays Well

  • A former gang member with a lengthy arrest history has been awarded nearly $99,000 in back pay after an arbitrator reversed his firing and returned him to a six-figure job with the Illinois state prison system, records show.

    Xadrian R. McCraven, a senior adviser with the Illinois Department of Corrections, was fired by then-Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration in early 2014 after a series of Chicago Sun-Times stories that detailed McCraven’s rocky state employment history, including his 2012 firing from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

    Records show DCFS had fired McCraven for “writing and responding to hundreds of lewd and inappropriate emails” while at work. But under a 2013 settlement, Quinn’s administration reduced McCraven’s dismissal to a 10-day suspension and transferred him to the corrections department, which fired him on Jan. 6, 2014 — this time citing unspecified “inconsistencies” on state job applications McCraven had filed.
This bozo had 24 arrests and 3 convictions and he still landed a state job paying over $111,000 per year. How is that even remotely possible....oh wait, Illinois. Nevermind.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's like Don King saying "Only in America!" to me. If I didn't know it was true it actually sounds like 2 guys getting shitty at a bar and trying to tell the biggest bullshit story b'tween them

5/08/2015 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at the bright side, he hasn't been caught smuggling drugs, guns, or cell phones into the prisons (yet).

5/08/2015 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Arbitrator David A. Dilts...ordered McCraven reinstated to his $111,432-a-year job. McCraven, 46, went back to work in Cook County in mid-December “performing duties related to parole and re-entry services...”

What the f__k skills can someone like this have that are worth over $100,000/year?

I'll generate "lewd and inappropriate e-mails" for half of that. Where do I apply?

5/08/2015 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well the man obviously must have had some rare and unique talents and attributes after he turned his life around.

5/08/2015 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which highly placed Illinois Combine politician hiney is this bust-out making shiny?

The real crime is that the taxpayers are being bent over too...

The Illinois enema bag needs a good hard stomp...
Just be wary of what falls out and starts running around.

Elected Officialdom is host to some ghastly shit they want to keep the electorate in the dark about.

Mistuh Xadrian might have some interesting names to drop under duress...

5/08/2015 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This bozo had 24 arrests and 3 convictions and he still landed a state job paying over $111,000 per year. How is that even remotely possible....oh wait, Illinois. Nevermind."

The democrats are looking for people with "experience."

Having your first term in prison immediately following your first term in office can be such a shock.


rb

5/08/2015 02:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems democrat party leadership likes the gangbangers, rioters etc.

5/08/2015 02:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But our pensions are the problem. Rahm needs pension reform!

5/08/2015 03:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This story is a prime example of why Illinois is going bankrupt. Too many freebies and giveaways.

No state with a balanced budget would ever give this gang banger money.

5/08/2015 04:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So how many of these useless feeders is Rauner going to get rid of?

Going to "cut waste?" This Xadrian here is waste.

"Senior advisor." >pfft<

He swivels in his swivel chair. Blinks. Adjusts his necktie. Scratches his ear. Looks out the window. Picks up a paper, then puts it back down.

Time for lunch!

5/08/2015 06:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now if he was a white guy? He'd be gone...

5/08/2015 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are you insulting Bozo T Clown SCC? He didn't get locked up 24 times like this dirt bag! I think you should issue Mr. Clown an apology for the unfair comparison.

5/08/2015 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to see how much media "breaking stories" coerce the government into acts like this that end up costing taxpayers money. I'm sure the price tag is quite high. Run that story, the one on irresponsible media, and look for accountability...you'll never see it

5/08/2015 07:40:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Rainer should fire him the first time he arrives late for work.

5/08/2015 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And my kid can't get a government job even after years of living clean, getting an honorable discharge from the Army after serving in combat, finishing up a college degree n accounting and maturing. His crime? A DUI when he was 17 and stupid .

I guess that white privilege is really working out.

5/08/2015 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Find out which play revrun sponsored him.

Time to expose the whole "ghetto play church/drug/gang" nexus here in Soweto on the Lake.

5/08/2015 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's just a way for the democommie party to buy votes
cease fire grants of millions while poor honest people get nothing
crime pays in crook county
prewinnkle says to many people of color in jail and should be released let her tell that young lady that was RAPED , left in a trunk to die by one of the people on ankle bracelet or early release program
I dare her , tell her and her father
who ever released that animal has that girls nightmares on their hands

5/08/2015 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the fuck is going on here? How is this happening? Come on Bruce what is going on with this nonsense? Bizrro world here in illinois/chicago.

5/08/2015 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arbitrators are useless. Should be changed to a panel of arbitrators, not one making these important decisions.

5/08/2015 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Gang Banging Pays Well"

Yes indeed it does SCC!

Take note of the cavalcade of ass-clowns who are clogging up all the bandwidth of popular discourse about how they think it's high time for first responders to take a financial throat-cutting because their pay and pensions are suddenly "non-sustainable."

Meanwhile, corporate sponsored media and elected officialdom are laughing up their sleeves because the public has bought into their agit-prop while the taxpayer till has all manner of thieving m/fers up to their elbows in it.

The Policeman is considered obsolete and the nonsense we're seeing is the big push to finally overlay Policing with profit driven corporatism/bean-counterism.

It's a horribly bad fit and lives have been needlessly lost but that doesn't faze all these smart, forward thinking, (Snicker!) propeller-head progressive types doggedly making a shit-show of everything to make their vision come true.

The common-sense man's dystopia is a progressive and catered to constituent wet dream if not utopia.

5/08/2015 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He makes as much as some doctors. Whats wrong with this picture?

5/08/2015 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having delt with this piece of shit when he lived in 025. I never could make a case stick on him. You only have to answer one question. WHO IS HIS CLOUT?

5/08/2015 11:37:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

+++++ 'A former gang member with a lengthy arrest history has been awarded nearly $99,000 in back pay after an arbitrator reversed his firing and returned him to a six-figure job with the Illinois state prison system,...' +++++

Huh, an arbitrator, veeeery interesting.

I know this isn't 'scientific', but from reading articles, or court documents :-), about parties going to 'arbitration', as I recall the arbitrator always, always, rules for the employee in the dispute. Except for one single time .....
....YOU guys! (and gals), Chicago Police Department 'Patrolmen'.

It was a contract dispute over pay, and iirc around 2001. You were already working without a contract (and for a pretty long time) and Shortshanks Daley wouldn't budge and neither did the FOP so it was finally agreed to go to arbitration. You guys wanted like a 7% raise and 'King Richie' was saying nope, he'd pay only 5%.

Then in arbitration the arbitrator ruled: No to all of you -- You Cops get 2 1/2% raise and that's it. I couldn't believe what I read (Sun Times). WTF..over?? Where the hell did that come from??? And how the hell could he do it? But do it he did and it was binding.

The reason I remember this is because of Daley's response, he was laughing his ass off, literally. And being the asshole he was, mockingly said (paraphrasing)-- 'See I'm a fair guy the cops should have taken my offer'. The f--ker was twisting the knife and the prick loved every minute of it.

Anywho, that's the one and only time I recall reading /hearing of the employees getting screwed in arbitration. (I may have the percents wrong, but you should know what I'm speaking of.)

5/08/2015 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
So how many of these useless feeders is Rauner going to get rid of?

Going to "cut waste?" This Xadrian here is waste.

"Senior advisor." >pfft<

He swivels in his swivel chair. Blinks. Adjusts his necktie. Scratches his ear. Looks out the window. Picks up a paper, then puts it back down.

Time for lunch!

5/08/2015 06:37:00 AM

Cue:
A loong low register whistle and a slow clap of appreciation echoing through the joint as the final curtain falls...

Cadence.
Pacing.
Irony.

The sardonic and the sarcastic both raise a bemused
eyebrow at the whole sordid mess.

5/08/2015 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It seems democrat party leadership likes the gangbangers, rioters etc."

5/08/2015 02:09:00 AM


Now we call them "community organizers, or precinct captains."

5/08/2015 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rauner will not get of guys like this. He will hire more at the behest Meeks Inc.

Fuck you, give up your pensions.

5/08/2015 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic, but noteworthy:


Illinois justices overturn state's landmark 2013 pension law

http://www.wbez.org/news/illinois-justices-overturn-states-landmark-2013-pension-law-112005

5/08/2015 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
And my kid can't get a government job even after years of living clean, getting an honorable discharge from the Army after serving in combat, finishing up a college degree n accounting and maturing. His crime? A DUI when he was 17 and stupid .

I guess that white privilege is really working out.

Please apply for the state pardon, do not let this one mistake hinder him or your support for him. I feel for you immensely, some coppers think everyone is a shithead until something like this happens in their families. PEOPLE make mistakes.

5/08/2015 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fucking democrat morons!!!
all they would have to do is eliminate his position. blame the economy but instead they go thru all the bullshit and lose. parole and re-entry services sounds like a job that could be eliminated to me.

5/08/2015 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been busting my ass for 19 years as a Cop and I make $80,000/yr. This cock sucker makes $31,000 a year more than I do. Hey I usually don't envy people who are more affluent, but c'mon man!

I have never been arrested, I obtained multiple college degrees, I served honorably in the U.S. Military, and I am NOT a piece of shit, like this bust out!

5/09/2015 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which democrate sponsored this mutt for the job? Oh I know he saw it in the Tribune! HA, HA
Gov dumpee Quinn's administration still shines through.

5/09/2015 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

one word says it all [DEMOCRATS}

5/09/2015 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T. just read in FOP newsletter that the F.B.I. is investigating past police shootings for investigation into charges of Civil Rights Violations. Officers are instructed to not answer any questions and call FOP. In addition, anyone see the headline in the paper about Flawed FBI testimony from the FBI crime lab?

5/09/2015 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lower exempt pensions

5/10/2015 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee wiz , are there no qualified blacks without a record that are more deserving of a $111,000 a year job .
Slap in the face to every white,black,Asian and Hispanic that kept out of trouble and deserving of a good paying state job . Who sponsored the ex-con ?

5/11/2015 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's his chinaman? Tell me who is attorney is. Follow the Money.

5/14/2015 06:18:00 PM  

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