Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Better Late than Never

  • An activist’s declaration at last Friday’s Chicago Teachers Union rally — “f— the police, and everybody f— with ‘em” has drawn the ire of Chicago police and a sound Twitter scolding for union president Karen Lewis.

    And now the Fraternal Order of Police is asking Lewis to condemn the insult tossed out at the end of the CTU-organized rally outside the Thompson Center that has upset FOP members and their families — many of which include Chicago Public School teachers. They took to Twitter and to peppering a popular Chicago police blog with angry comments.
Karen knows she's pretty much lost this round against Rahm - public opinion isn't behind the one-day strike, her union is fracturing as more and more teachers see this overreach as a failure, not to mention the disgust by a large percentage of her membership to the types of organizations she's aligned the union with. For this reason, we don't expect any sort of meaningful apology.

There might be something in a few days or weeks after the hubbub has died down. But it'll be insincere - if she meant it, she would have said something the evening after or day after these statements were made on a stage she paid for, at a protest she organized, under the banner she marched beneath.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The foul-mouthed "activist" is most likely associated with the group that turned down the contract Lewis and her second-in-command negotiated months ago. This is like the War of the Roses - everything will go down in flames.

4/06/2016 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the CTU doesn't realize is there is a bill called the Edication Equality Bill is sitting committee in Springfield. It's a voucher bill for education. So when this passes and it has the votes since Rham is on board. Good bye CPS. Privatization of public education is coming. The Catholic schools and charter schools are going to benefit greatly.

4/06/2016 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Paul Kersey said...

Forget Karen Lewis!

Why doesn't someone ask the woman who said it to apologize?

She needs to be taught some civility and respect, if not a half a dozen other personal skills.

4/06/2016 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also expected is an apology from Capt D.H. to the FOP. Young Capt D.H. is from the cpd baseball team and begged FOP for $3k for baseball jerseys but treated the FOP trustees like they were on his watch. Capt Dave has a lot to learn with all of 15 years on the job.

4/06/2016 02:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/04/05/activist-at-chicago-teachers-union-rally-ends-furious-speech-by-screaming-three-word-slogan-every-cop-despises/


Cop hating teacher☝

4/06/2016 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"the disgust by a large percentage of her membership to the types of organizations [Lewis] aligned the union with..."

Before the demonstration, someone here posted a PARTIAL list of those organizations. Everything from the Viet Cong to Save The Whales.

4/06/2016 02:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's no way Karen (Kimmons) Lewis condemns the "Fuck the Police' rant. If she does, she loses the black teachers' support as they don't want to apologize for anything, including low graduation, dropout, and suspension/expulsion rates. Lewis doesn't worry about her white members, who make up 50%+ of her members, as they're like Canadians. (If you step on a Canadian's toe, they'll say they're sorry to you.)

If Lewis loses the black teachers, she'll lose the majority of her members who blindly follow her and they accounted for most of her audience downtown on April 1st.

Most of Lewis' white members picketed in front of their schools from 6:30am until 9:30am and then they went to breakfast together when they were scheduled to go to Chicago State or NEIU for the 2nd part of their strike protests. The 3rd part of the strike protest on April 1st was a colossal failure with maybe 8000-8500 protestors making their way downtown. This out of 27,000 CTU teachers and another 10,000 support staff.

Let's be clear about Lewis. She's a race baiter and quietly loved every minute of the "FUCK the Police" rant. if you go through her speeches aka rants, you'll find tons of anti-white hate speech, including how black and brown children shouldn't have their futures decided by rich, white people who drive in from the suburbs. Uhhh Karen, open up your eyes as 50% of your members are white and 25%-30% of your members live in the suburbs, IN, and WI on residency waivers and grandfathered-in with the old residency policy.

4/06/2016 05:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that the CTU is going down in flames. This fall, when they should have been creating a strong plan for public message and negotiation strategy, they spent their time and our union dues on putting together the nachos, the hot chocolate, and the "social justice" banners for the useless rally in Grant Park (which also included a F-the Police shouter). Thanks, CTU. Now we're all working on our resumes and hoping for a spot in some suburban district willing to take us.

4/06/2016 05:51:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Someone wake me when the apology comes through.

4/06/2016 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lewis wants to fly the ANC flag over every public school, just like M.X.college.

4/06/2016 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a CPS teacher I continue to be disgusted by the delay in response to Friday's event. As the above poster noted, if Karen Lewis were upset by Page May's remarks would have said something immediately. That must mean the CTU leadership, along with a large part of their executive board support those statements. What's more astonishing is the executive board member Sarah Chambers (@sarah4justice Twitter handle) who stridently defends May's actions and takes time to point out all of the many ways whites are racist simply because they disagree with May.

4/06/2016 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CTU and their kissing the asses of the BLM movement is certainly making bad blood between teachers and CPD. A public apology is the only acceptable way to save face. Forget about sending a letter to the FOP. Pull all resources now. Screw CPS and CTU. Teachers are looking like fools from their union.

4/06/2016 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This groups opinion of the police is far more widespread than most of you realize. They aren't very good at math that's for sure. For some odd reason they feel that police shooting of young armed black men makes up a preponderance of black shooting deaths in this city and around the country. They have a blind eye to the thousands of shootings and killings perpetuated by young blacks against each other. For the record, their track record of teaching math doesn't appear much better.

4/06/2016 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how do they block traffic? Isn't that illegal? (yes, sarcasm)

4/06/2016 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 5:23 am. I agree with that whole comment, and basically that counts for everything. The media makes all protest seem much larger and more important then they really are. While the hardworking normal people are to busy going about they're day, work taking care of they're families etc...

4/06/2016 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.citynews.ca/2016/04/05/black-lives-matter-co-founder-tweets-about-killing-men-and-white-folks/
Here's the leader of the BLM...stay safe

4/06/2016 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, Karen Lewis wants to teach the CPD how to do their jobs:

Lewis: "Cops are not our enemies," Lewis told the crowd. "If they let us, we will make them more helpful. Our kids are not criminals."

Lewis didn't say anything about condemning Page May's rant or offering an apology for inviting her to speak at the teacher's rally, especially when Lewis knew full-well of May's platform.

If you want contact Lewis on Twitter, go here:

https://twitter.com/KarenLewisCTU

Read the full DNAInfo.com article:

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160406/downtown/f-police-speaker-at-teacher-rally-not-with-cps-but-union-takes-heat

4/06/2016 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

D.H. is horrible at baseball and at being the police.

4/06/2016 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A little slow on the uptake there Dean.

4/06/2016 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarah Chambers, who tweeted the "speech" and supported the activist, is an executive member of the CTU board and acknowledges Assata's Daughters in her post

https://twitter.com/Sarah4Justice/status/716021437178314753

CTU cannot make the police more helpful- whatever that means. If kids commit crimes they are criminals. Except in the mind of Karen Lewis. I wonder what Lewis' own kids think about all this?

4/06/2016 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fire the piece of shit. She is a self admitted member of a militant hate group. She should not be teaching children.

4/06/2016 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget that the CTU sent down members to protest in Fergusson Ms when Michael Brown, the Strong Armed Robber, was killed by PO Darren Wilson. The CTU also sent down $800.00 in the form of pizzas for the Protestors. Hey Dean, she if she will apologize for this also. DOUBT IT

4/06/2016 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

list please?

4/06/2016 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anyone else out there getting sick of these teachers?

4/06/2016 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And just imagine, these are the same teachers teaching coppers kids. These teachers knowing what mom and dad do for a living and having full access to said coopers kids home address. All the while teaching these coppers kids about how lawuan McDonald's shooting was racist and unjustified. What a world..

4/06/2016 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also expected is an apology from Capt D.H. to the FOP. Young Capt D.H. is from the cpd baseball team and begged FOP for $3k for baseball jerseys but treated the FOP trustees like they were on his watch. Capt Dave has a lot to learn with all of 15 years on the job.

4/06/2016 02:09:00 AM
Tell mr "got clout" to talk to bubblehead in 012 about how that works out!

4/06/2016 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again Dean does nothing on his own. After pressure from members he submits a letter. How about calling a press conference on the day this happened (Friday). This guy is so behind the eight ball. Why do we keep picking the wrong people for Fop president? Dean you are a big mistake that I won't make twice.

4/06/2016 03:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The question isn't whether or not she is a member of CTU or teaching in a CPS school. The issue is if her group, Assata's Daughters, has received any sort of funding from CTU. Because the other neighborhood groups that participated in last week's "day of action" all receive significant funding from CTU. So if CTU didn't sanction her message - which essentially is that of Assata's Daughters - why would CTU let her speak to begin with or provide them funding?

Look who took part in the April Fool's Fest Madness (list given by CTU, no mention of Assata's Daughters):

Labor Groups:
University Professors of Illinois local 4100
Northeastern University Illinois Faculty Union
Chicago State University Faculty Union
Fight for $15
United Electrical Workers Western Region
Alliance of Charter School Teachers and Staff 4343
SEIU Healthcare Indiana, Illinois and Missouri
Cook County College Teachers Union local 1600
Amalgamated Transit Union local 308
Jobs With Justice

Community Groups:
Grassroots Collaborative
Teachers for Social Justice
Grassroots Education Movement
Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization
Brighton Park Neighborhood Council
Enlace
BYP100
Black Lives Matter Chicago
ONE Northside
Parents for Teachers
St. James Lutheran – Acts of Love
Village Leadership Academy
Journey for Justice
Black Scholars for Black Lives
Northside Action for Justice
Logan Square Neighborhood association
Communities United
350 Nation
Bridging While Black
Love & Protect
Black on Both Sides



4/06/2016 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was part of an email sent to CTU members today from Jesse Sharkey, VP of CTU. Immediately after this, he asked teachers to participate in upcoming "actions" here and in Springfield. Thanks, but no thanks, Jesse.

"We ended the day with an exclamation point. One expert who counts crowds at marches told us that 20,000 people showed up for our 4 p.m. rally. Although one speaker went off message and condemned police in a way that our Union does not condone, and we regret what was said, the rally was a resounding success. We hope that this unexpected incident, which could not be predicted, does not obscure the tremendous power and momentum we created on April 1. The fact is that our expanding coalition will increase our chances to win progressive revenue and governance reforms before the summer and into the fall."


4/06/2016 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Capt D.H is a narcissistic asshat . He will never apology for anything .

4/06/2016 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take a look into Jesse Sharkey VP of CTU and you will find that he has authored articles for "socialist worker . org"

4/06/2016 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...


The foul-mouthed "activist" is most likely associated with the group that turned down the contract Lewis and her second-in-command negotiated months ago. This is like the War of the Roses - everything will go down in flames.

4/06/2016 12:16:00 AM

The foul-mouthed activist is not a CPS teacher.
She is not a CPS union member.
She is a teacher in a private, tuition-based school.
She is an opportunist who used the strike rally to further her own agenda.

4/06/2016 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So dean called scary Karen how about some type of rebuttal maybe a big fuck the teachers union the same pos that paid for and sent pizzas to thugs protesting in ferguson!

4/06/2016 07:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Page May aligns herself with the radical group, Daughters of Assata. Assata Shakur is a convicted cop killer who escaped prison, and has been living in exile in Cuba for several years. If you glorify and exalt a convicted cop killer, it's no wonder why you're on a megaphone screaming eff the police. Shame on the CTU and its so called leaders.

4/06/2016 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a CPS teacher I continue to be disgusted by the delay in response to Friday's event. As the above poster noted, if Karen Lewis were upset by Page May's remarks would have said something immediately. That must mean the CTU leadership, along with a large part of their executive board support those statements. What's more astonishing is the executive board member Sarah Chambers (@sarah4justice Twitter handle) who stridently defends May's actions and takes time to point out all of the many ways whites are racist simply because they disagree with May.


That chick is so clueless. She thinks that the shooting of Laquan MacDonald justifies Page May's actions. Karen even publicly said that the police are not the enemy, so why is she allowing this moron to be on the CTU board and spew her idiotic garbage? By the way, Sarah, it wasn't only "racist" white people that were offended. There are plenty of officers and supporters of all races who don't appreciate May's ignorant and dangerous comments. I'm becoming more and more ashamed of being a CTU member.

4/06/2016 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CTU cannot make the police more helpful- whatever that means. If kids commit crimes they are criminals. Except in the mind of Karen Lewis. I wonder what Lewis' own kids think about all this?


She doesn't have any kids.

4/06/2016 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then you have Arizona college tacking fees on to people that pay for college to offer free tuition for illegals:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/04/06/arizona-college-imposes-mandatory-fee-to-fund-scholarship-for-illegal-immigrants.html

4/06/2016 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Page May teach at a school that accepts school vouchers??? CTU is adamantly opposed to vouchers. So if her school accepts them the only reason CTU would allow her to speak is to say exactly what she did.

4/06/2016 10:10:00 PM  
Blogger The Insane Fish said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Does Page May teach at a school that accepts school vouchers??? CTU is adamantly opposed to vouchers. So if her school accepts them the only reason CTU would allow her to speak is to say exactly what she did.

4/06/2016 10:10:00 PM

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Lewis was supposed to be the last speaker. She left as soon as she was done speaking. This racist bimbo got to the mic as did Jessie after Lewis got in her car and left.

Jessie is fighting to continue to be relevant. Page May was auditioning to become the next Dorothy Tillman.

4/08/2016 08:27:00 AM  

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