Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Final Conviction

  • A Cook County jury deliberated about three hours Monday before convicting the third and final defendant in the 2010 killing of off-duty Chicago police Officer Thomas Wortham IV.

    Marcus Floyd faces mandatory life imprisonment after jurors found he knew Wortham was a cop.

    Jurors found that prosecutors did not prove Floyd personally fired a gun but held he was still legally responsible for Wortham's killing because he joined his cousin in attempting to rob the off-duty officer. Jurors also found Floyd guilty of murder in connection with the death of his cousin, Brian Floyd, who was mortally wounded in a shootout with Wortham and his father, a retired cop who came to his son's rescue.
Hopefully, this one rots along with the rest and the Wortham family can find some small bit of closure.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Three guys from narcotics just got pulled from their houses by the Feds at about 145am... Two guys and one girl all in the same team... It's only three I've heard of not sure if anyone else from that team was picked up. My phone just started blowing up about a half hour ago.. What's with the Feds picking people up this late at night??????? This really really can't be good.. Hold tight as this is still developing

10/20/2015 02:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not the death sentence?

10/20/2015 04:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do I have the feeling that if the prosecutors and the judges did their job in the past, those four punks would have been safely behind bars in an Illinois Prison, and the Wortham's would never have had to bury a son?

10/20/2015 05:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But is prison really punishment? Gyms? free college? First rate movies? Hell, just pull his family's SSI and Link card privileges instead. How a family responsible for themselves.

10/20/2015 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from the Tribune: "...Prodded by prosecutors, Michael Santiago reluctantly testified against a fellow gang member and helped convict the 18-year-old of murder last year in the arson deaths of a woman and her 7-year-old daughter. Ever since, Santiago, 25, has been afraid for his life and the lives of his family members..."

The media is blaming Law Enforcement for the death of a 3 year old---at the hands of his 6 year old brother -- via the illegal weapon their shthead father kept unsecured.

He was prodded and reluctant to do the right thing and testify in the death of a woman and child. Much sorrow for the loss of all 3 lives---but Santiago needs to become a responsible adult and stop being a thug.

10/20/2015 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why did it take 3 hours? Should have taken about 3 minutes.

10/20/2015 07:09:00 AM  
Blogger stormy said...

hopefully this shit bag will get the proper sentence...life in prison with no possibility of parole....but being cook county... I doubt it will happen

10/20/2015 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Recent homebuyer into 016, looking for a good, police friendly auto mechanic in norwood, edison, niles or park ridge. Thanks.

10/19/2015 08:20:00 PM

Pete's Automotive at Higgins and Milwaukee. He has family OTJ

10/20/2015 08:04:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Finally.

10/20/2015 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless

10/20/2015 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rot in prison

10/20/2015 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I literally stood next to Tom in Washington DC at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial that May just before he was taken from us a few months later.
Not only did he serve our nation in the military, his dedication to others was likewise evidenced by his attendance in DC to honor our nations fallen LEO's.
Since then I've seen the family at many CPD memorials and functions.
I have since and will continue to pray for them all and as SCC so aptly stated, I hope, 'the Wortham family can find some small bit of closure.'
Rest in Peace now Tom, God's got it from here.

10/20/2015 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Other two from this are in Menard, life, and one is in the ground.

Menard must be stuffed, but there's plenty of dirt left.

10/20/2015 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm just thankful Pat Quinn isn't around to pull the same kind of shit he did with pardoning Howard Morgan.

10/20/2015 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --

I guess this fits in the "Wild Animals On Two Legs" department...

'Horrific': Cops search for man accused of slashing Detroit emergency workers

Published October 20, 2015

"A man stabbed and slashed two Detroit emergency medical technicians early Tuesday, leaving them with "horrific" injuries before he fled the scene, a fire department official said.

"The attack happened at around 12:30 a.m., interim Fire Commissioner Eric Jones told reporters. They had responded to a 911 call and were treating a woman for an injured ankle when a man attacked one of the EMTs, he said.

"The other EMT tried to intervene and was attacked, Jones said. He said the EMTs -- a man and a woman -- suffered "horrific" wounds to their faces and hands but managed to drive to a hospital. Both required surgery and were listed in stable condition, he said.

"They came "within inches of dying," said Jones, who didn't say what type of weapon was used.

"Police are searching for the attacker. The man seemed agitated for some reason and the EMTs told him to step back and calm down before he attacked, Jones said.

"He said he is talking with the police about ways to better protect first responders."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/10/20/horrific-cops-search-for-man-accused-slashing-detroit-emergency-workers/?intcmp=latestnews

10/20/2015 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad that the family had to wait five years for justice. The Cook county court system is a joke!

10/20/2015 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officer Thomas Wortham IV will forever be remembered for serving his country with honor and distinction with his two tours in Iraq and also serving with honor the citizens of Chicago preserving peace and tranquility overcoming the waves of lawlessness. Officer Wortham, fellow fallen law enforcement and our Nation's Servicemen/Servicewomen who sacrificed all will forever be remembered and honored for their service. A grateful nation and city remembers those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Your selfless devotion to make this world a better placed will forever be remembered by the men and women in blue and the men and women in wearing the uniforms in defense of our Nation.

10/20/2015 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May the great officer RIP, may these thug scum never receive any peace,will the cook county court system and of course anitas crew,along with insane Toni "To many black and brown felons in jail" ever do their required jobs and keep these thug felons put away? The lemmings keep voting for this, if your a taxpayer,an honest citizen of any racr how can you keep voting in this bunch?

10/20/2015 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pete's automotive is great.

10/20/2015 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --

News radio reporting that murderer of a Border Patrol agent just got sentenced to 27 years. He had used a government-provided gun that former Atty. Gen. Eric Holder put out there in "Fast And Furious" -- "the government’s operation that allowed criminals to buy weapons with the intention of tracking them. Instead, they lost about 1,400 guns, including two found where Terry was killed."

http://www.wildabouttrial.com/one_off/former-agent-testifies-at-start-of-fast-and-furious-trial/

...and previously...

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/dec/12/fast-and-furious-gun-buyer-sentenced-57-months/

For the s__t's sake, fedgov does not need to be putting more "military-grade assault weapons" out there to further fill its prisons. Enough real cases as it is...

Idiots.

Criminals.

Liable. Someone is hot on that trail, believe you me.

10/20/2015 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous RealityCheckLLC said...

"But is prison really punishment?"

10/20/2015 06:55:00 AM

Worst thing in the world for some people, but scarcely noticed by the real hardheads. Some people WANT to go to the penitentiary. Think it's cool.

"Gyms?"

Basketball hoops and an iron pile.

"Free college?"

GED classes too. Supposed to offer a chance at improvement, "rehabilitation." Some are receptive and work very hard, others are impervious.

"First rate movies?"

12" TV that you pay for, if you can afford it. Get a disciplinary ticket, there it goes.

"Hell, just pull his family's SSI and Link card privileges instead."

A. Illegal. "Collective punishment."

B. LINK = maximum $194/month for one person

C. SSI = About 330 million people in the US right now. 8 million SSI recipients -- only about 2 1/2 percent of the population. Very difficult to get in most cases, can take years. You can have only $2000 in assets, and must be disabled under strict guidelines -- you get somewhat of a break if you are over 65. Alcohol/drug use has not qualified as a disability for many years now.

D. Section 8? Awarded in lotteries, held many years apart.

Everyone blows on these continually, yet they are a tiny part of the real problems in this country. Nothing, compared to the vast government waste and corruption that is hemorrhaging trillions all over the landscape. $500 million Obamadollars to train "anti-ISIS fighters" that resulted in about 60 graduates, half or more of whom probably ran like hell as soon as they got the chance.

That kind of thing. Aim the old double-barrel up a lot higher, and you might do some good.

10/20/2015 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With The National Chiefs of Police Conference at McCormick Place this week, why doesn't the F.O.P. have an informational picket to address the severe manpower shortage? Why not bring attention to our Supts peers throughout the world that Chicago is an out of control war zone plagued by near sectarian violence and at an all time manpower low?

10/20/2015 07:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

OT -

I guess this fits in the "Wild Animal On Two Legs" department...

" 'Horrific': Cops search for man accused of slashing Detroit
emergency workers..."

10/20/2015 11:54:00 AM

Heh...
Ya know what's even crazier?

Here in Chicago, elected officialdom was beefing about
Paramedics wearing "intimidating" and "military-like"
ballistic vests...

Let alone anything with anti-stab/anti puncture protection...

This is the problem when ignorant, uninformed m/fers who incur no personal risk/have
no fear of possibly donating a goodly layer of their precious
epidermis to the rocky, dirty, shit strewn, broken glass studded pavement
of America's democrat-run urban centers; are allowed to have say
over the first responders who do...

Upright walking animals?
We suffer more harm from politicians.

Peace, well wishes and prayers for
the Wortham Family.

10/20/2015 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May officer Wortham RIP, may this NYPD officer shot and killed today by another thug RIP!

https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20151020/east-harlem/nypd-officer-killed-east-harlem-shooting-sources

Please back each other up always blue lives matter!!

10/20/2015 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was shocked to read that it's been five years. RIP, Officer. To the Wortham Family, nothing will ease your pain but you're in my thoughts.

10/21/2015 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Recent homebuyer into 016, looking for a good, police friendly auto mechanic in norwood, edison, niles or park ridge. Thanks

&@&@&@&&@


Here I go again... Why do u need a "police friendly" mechanic. Why tell anyone you are the police off duty.. Furthermore, why do u expect a police discount for anything?? Coppers need to have a discount for anything. They go to the tire shop and ask for a police discount.. Go to a furniture store and ask for a police discount.. Look for a painter, plumber etc and ask if they give cops a discount... Why should a hard working guy who isn't a cop give cops discounts for anything when they are off duty?? I idiots understand that they make money for their family that way right? What in the world entitles us to get discounts for anything in our personal time day to day activities?? It's just typical sippers, thinking we are more important than we really are and expecting everyone to offer them a discount.. And if they don't give a discount they are automatically bad businesses or way to high priced. I can't wait to retire from you people. I tell nobody that I'm the police when I'm off duty. We are not liked and they are not impressed by us being cops.. Don't forget, it's only a job.... We are nothing special, we only make ourselves special because we blow our own egos out. Please retirement, come faster so I can get away from this circus and especially the clown coppers

10/21/2015 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't think of the horror that the Worthem Family has gone thru, I was on the scene that night and I will never ever get used to hearing that a police officer has been killed. Retired Sgt. Worthem is a real hero, he reacted and killed one of these animals. I know that this family has many sleepless nights since this tragedy but he spoke in truth about ending the violence.

10/21/2015 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Recent homebuyer into 016, looking for a good, police friendly auto mechanic in norwood, edison, niles or park ridge. Thanks.

10/19/2015 08:20:00 PM

High tech auto service, on elston acros the street from the secretary of states dmv building.

10/21/2015 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A good,honest hardworking family is destroyed over a motorcycle, at least one of the perpetrators is dead so some true justice was achieved.


We need the death penalty in this state, a hearty FU to George Ryan the pseudo Republcan and the Democrats for doing away with it

10/21/2015 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have done business with Pete's Automotive and never identified myself as the police.
I have recommended Pete's to friends and family.
I never knew the owner was related to a police officer.
I think they're from OLV due to their having signs from OLV in their office.
Thank you 01:27 am.

10/21/2015 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Retired Sgt. Wortham is a real hero..."

10/21/2015 09:45:00 AM

Agreed. God knows this was the last thing he wanted/needed, but he stood up once more...

Again -- so sorry, and thoughts, prayers, and best wishes to all.

10/21/2015 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"National Chiefs of Police Conference at McCormick Place this week..."

10/20/2015 07:52:00 PM

Like Daley's old favorite, National Conference Of Mayors, tends to be a gathering, a convocation of the anti-gun movement...

Should elected public officials be allowed to organize in "extracurricular" organizations, in many cases devoted to agreeing upon and pursuing their own agendas rather than the wishes of the residents of their towns?

Anti-gun crap from the United Nations -- "Global Initiative To Control Small Arms" sort of thing -- is working its way down to small towns here via this route. Time to bust up the cabal and "decentralize" some. Every place does not need to be exactly the same as the next. Vive le difference.

10/21/2015 04:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Officer, sickening though how long crook county took, and George Ryan may you have eternal torment for rejecting death penalty, now we have to pay to keep this scum alive, but glad Georgie you went to prison, to bad the 6 Willis children died in a fiery crash due to your gross greed!

10/21/2015 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Recent homebuyer into 016, looking for a good, police friendly auto mechanic in norwood, edison, niles or park ridge. Thanks

&@&@&@&&@


Here I go again... Why do u need a "police friendly" mechanic. Why tell anyone you are the police off duty.. Furthermore, why do u expect a police discount for anything?? Coppers need to have a discount for anything. They go to the tire shop and ask for a police discount.. Go to a furniture store and ask for a police discount.. Look for a painter, plumber etc and ask if they give cops a discount... Why should a hard working guy who isn't a cop give cops discounts for anything when they are off duty?? I idiots understand that they make money for their family that way right? What in the world entitles us to get discounts for anything in our personal time day to day activities?? It's just typical sippers, thinking we are more important than we really are and expecting everyone to offer them a discount.. And if they don't give a discount they are automatically bad businesses or way to high priced. I can't wait to retire from you people. I tell nobody that I'm the police when I'm off duty. We are not liked and they are not impressed by us being cops.. Don't forget, it's only a job.... We are nothing special, we only make ourselves special because we blow our own egos out. Please retirement, come faster so I can get away from this circus and especially the clown coppers


Don't let the door hit you on the way out

10/21/2015 09:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asking for an honest mechanic, legitimate question.

Asking for a police friendly mechanic in search of a discount, tacky tacky tacky.

If we sit down for a meal on duty and get a little bit of a break, you over tip your server.

A mechanic, a plumber, an electrician etc are working people just like us, why would you pay them less than they make?

A lot of businesses hire felons, you really want them to know you are the police?

They should have a class at the academy on having some "class".

10/22/2015 10:07:00 AM  

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