Monday, May 09, 2016

Another Hit Piece

Amazing how these articles just pop up in a timely manner - it's almost like the media is trying to distract people from other scandals:
  • Late last year, Judge William Hooks heard the kind of case that occurs at Cook County's main courthouse every day and that, in most instances, ends with a guilty verdict and the defendant headed off to prison. This time, though, the case came to a different conclusion.

    At the center was a veteran Chicago police narcotics officer who testified that he and his partner had abandoned an undercover drug surveillance to stop a minivan for failing to signal for a right turn — and discovered about 2 1/2 pounds of cocaine in the vehicle.

    Lawyers for the two men arrested in the case said the story did not ring true and asked the judge to throw out the charges before trial. There was no way, they said, that officers from a specialized narcotics unit would break away from their surveillance for a traffic stop.

    Hooks agreed.
And guess who is going to get involved now?
  • The issue so erodes trust in the criminal justice system that the U.S. Department of Justice, as part of its civil rights investigation into the Police Department, has asked the Cook County public defender's office to refer cases with evidence that officers testified falsely, the Tribune has learned.
And these are slam-dunk cases?
  • Determining whether an officer lied on the witness stand or was simply mistaken can be difficult; a judge's ruling does not necessarily mean an officer intentionally testified falsely. Nonetheless, top police officials and prosecutors make little effort to get to the bottom of what some lawyers have come to call "testilying."
Called that by Hollywood, defense attorneys and "defendant judges." Like Hooks maybe?

In any event, officers testify to the best of their recollection. We aren't machines. That's why you're allowed to look at Case Reports and Arrest Reports - to refresh your memory, especially if you're one of those coppers who is doing two, three or more arrests a night at the local dope spot, picking off buyers, chasing the pack, hoping to identify "security" and luck into a gun every so often. That used to be considered good police work and the bosses encouraged it.

Officers err. It happens. If officers deliberately lie, there should be penalties. But now, if you aren't a robot with instant recall and perfect playback ability, you are going to be hung out to dry.

But cheat on a promotional exam, the Tribune will gently push that into the background lest Rahm have to explain away yet another personal choice running afoul of policy....or the law.

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85 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Auuuugh... does this mean they get their dope back?

5/09/2016 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today... The best you can do in that traffic stop would be to write a ticket and say have a nice day

5/09/2016 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am now referring Bernstein to a roving pack of gypsies...they travel city to city scamming people!!

5/09/2016 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOOKS is a piece of sh#t. More reason to do nothing! Fu^k this city and these liberal judges. Everything is getting tossed in that building just hangin officers out to dry!
Stay Fetal

5/09/2016 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So now the POS sues the Department for false arrest, the DOJ charges 'Violation of Civil Rights' and the Department moves to suspend and fire under 'Rule 14'.

5/09/2016 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A good reason to just stay fetal. It's not worth getting in trouble for anything now a days.

5/09/2016 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another militant judge with an anti police agenda. Hooks, please take a page from Salones book and keep your fucking opinions to yourself. Any PO who has spent a considerable time in court testatifying I'm sure has seen a Judge and a defense attorney who are chummy and low and behold a favorable ruling. Judges dont recuse themselves 100% of the time when they should. Do you think a lazy reporter is going to do the research to find a connection between a judge and a defense attorney, probably not.

5/09/2016 02:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the narc boys always so zealous in enforcing traffic laws?
Do the Chicago undercover cops regularly blow their cover for nickel and dime driving errors?

5/09/2016 03:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The honor and integrity of the CPD is on the line when officers 'testify'. Such testimony must be perfect and exact.

5/09/2016 04:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another 26th & California JUDGE who presides with the motto "I FEEL FOR THE DEFENDANTS IN MY COURTROOM ALA JUDGE HOOKS who also reminds me of Judges Salone & Leo Holt who many times no matter how much EVIDENCE the State had against the defendant they found somehow or someway of having an UNBELIEVABLE NOT GUILTY VERDICT in their courtroom !!!!

5/09/2016 04:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is what I know after three decades of working in the Cook County judicial system: the lawyers are the problem. It is almost like there is a code of silence that the judges, all former lawyers, let it slide.

Criminal lawyers have changed their jobs into a "win at any cost" way of life. Why? Because successful lawyers make more money, lots more. You only see new lawyers and Assistant States Attorneys in cheap suits. To get to be a winning lawyer you don't think they pick all winning clients, do you? No. They suborn perjury from their clients and bought and paid for witnesses. They withhold evidence, and they outright lie in court. Anything to get a client off and garner that "winning" reputation that pays so well.

Now let me ask you Mr. Citizen: Whom do you think you have more to worry about, the policeman that gets paid the same win or lose, or the scumbag attorney?

Attorneys, hate every one of them. The odds are with you on this. Exponentially!

5/09/2016 05:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The traffic stop story on the van sounds awfully fishy to me as well, SCC. Just saying.

5/09/2016 05:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be interesting to see who these defendant's lawyers were and if they had any interest in any political funding. You know , like maybe contribute money to a judges campaign fund or a politicians campaign fund. Kind of like you scratch my back and I scratch yours. Who am I kidding ? Nothing like that would ever happen in Crook County.

5/09/2016 05:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was a judge (spitzer) years ago who said that, after sitting in traffic court, he realized that the police often stop people "for no reason at all."So, hook's comments are really nothing new.

5/09/2016 06:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, I missed this article as I was too busy reading the puff piece on Mrs Lucas and what a great person she is overcoming staggering odds to fight for her husbands "right" to have his circus on the lakefront.
Once I stopped crying I sent messages to the racist friends of the park to let this poor woman and all those children have her way

5/09/2016 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So they knew the guy had dope, then waited for him to commit a traffic violation so they could stop him


so what

5/09/2016 06:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say you just happen to come across narcotics or a weapon during a traffic violation stop and oboy is cooperating and the pc is just a little off,why not name check him and if clear advise him he can follow you to station for his copy of the inventory. Then just inventory the proceeds and no court and no threats of being badgered in court by some defense motivated judge who hates the police. If the people (or folks) don't want to come in mail the inventory to address on license.If no license he comes with to station and is charged with traffic only and given his copy.

5/09/2016 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets first look into this judges clout and how he got his position through the Democratic Party.

5/09/2016 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a federal court case from the District of Columbia which is very similar. Two narcs watching a suspected drug location made a traffic stop on a vehicle leaving the area for failing to signal a turn. They discovered a large amount of drugs.
The federal court ruled that "pretextual stops" were legal if the officers had the power to enforce the law the stop was made for. Even if the officers normally don't enforce traffic laws. I guess legal precedent isn't recognized in Chicago.

5/09/2016 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CROOK COUNTY. Nuf said

5/09/2016 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today... The best you can do in that traffic stop would be to write a ticket and say have a nice day

5/09/2016 12:28:00 AM

Today... You shouldn't even be making traffic stops. If you guys can't see what the hell is going on all around you, you deserve to be the next headline. Proactive policing is DONE. Get that through your thick skulls.

5/09/2016 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The most important part of the article ....the Public Defender office is referring cases to the DOJ for possible perjury violation by officers. Nobody wants to treat narcotics offenders as criminals. It's an addiction problem. Don't put your life on the line for this bullshit.

5/09/2016 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hooks going to be Fox's 1st in the ASA's office. God help us.

5/09/2016 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok Boys and Girls just go and be the real police and this what you have to look forward too. STAY FETAL black lives matter only for a pay out and your life

5/09/2016 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judges, Lawyers, and the ACLU have turned this city into a battle ground against the police. Stay Fetal

5/09/2016 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So judges in cook county openly state they KNEW that perjury was taking place and did nothing to stop it for fear of reprisal. Sounds like a gross violation of their judicial oath and an open shut case for the judicial inquiry board. We can't have unethical judges like this on the bench.

5/09/2016 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salone is a hater, plain and simple. I had 2 separate cases in front of him which both resulted in Not Guilty verdicts from him. I see him in the hallway and he flat out tells me, that he knew the guy had the gun but he didn't want to convict him because he had no background. I was stunned, shook my head and walked away. The other one was for 7 guns and a kilo of Coke in the offenders house, he slid the Not Guilty verdict his way because it was Momma's house. Nevermind they were found in his room. Again not a convicted felon so I guess it never happened.

5/09/2016 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surveillance can be extremely boring, especially if you are the enforcement car. I've pulled over traffic violators, went and used the bathroom, even went and ate lunch.

5/09/2016 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would not want to have a sustained rule 14 with the DOJ poking around. I think we are going to see some more firings.

5/09/2016 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The honor and integrity of the CPD is on the line when officers 'testify'. Such testimony must be perfect and exact.

5/09/2016 04:04:00 AM


Slow it down, Lt. Fenner......

5/09/2016 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before Hooks was a judge, he was an attorney for R. Eugene Pincham. I had a case where he and Pincham were defending a jagoff. You have to catch Hooks game up close to get the full effect of what a fucking jagoff he is. Him and Pincham had the sitting judge terrified in that case. The judge couldn't do enough to go along with their anti-Police agenda. judge Ballard...remember that wormy, spineless, Police hater, also.

5/09/2016 08:59:00 AM  
Blogger 30 pending and what said...

Anonymous said...
So now the POS sues the Department for false arrest, the DOJ charges 'Violation of Civil Rights' and the Department moves to suspend and fire under 'Rule 14'.

Real tragedy is that white shirts are getting away with murder

5/09/2016 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Used to be when you saw the same vehicle rolling by a drug corner 6 times a night you'd find a way to stop it because any moron knows its the guy with the package refilling the boys on the corner.

Used to be.

Now? Fuck it. Let em poison themselves. This drug business isnt worth one coppers life or career.

5/09/2016 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simple solution don't make arrests. Fuck this job police work is over hide don't do shit (some idiots still will) let the mayhem continue.

5/09/2016 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, what do these 3 have in common? It is really a shame that these judges forget who voted them into office, it certainly isn't the people that appear in front of them. Many years ago I had a case in front of Holt in narkham. He is a police hater and double that hate if you are white or Hispanic oolice. It is no secret that Cook County sucks due to the politics involved. I find it incredible that they claim so n any cops lie in court. You need to cover all your tracks, look around for video cameras, check the dope boys cars out for hidden cameras etc. Simple crap can jam you with a rule 14 violation.

5/09/2016 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It has been a long standing idea that district tac officers should carry mover books. A ticket for a out taillight or rolling through a stop sign can be your PC to stop a suspicious car.

But the blowhards feel that is so beneath them and it gets them jammed up.

5/09/2016 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Tribune is a rag - Bob Dold, their editor, appears regularly on Chicago Tonight He is a North Shore suburbanite who has all the answers for Chicago's urban problems. Check out their letters to the Editor on a regular basis and you'll see that many of the letters they publish are also from suburbanites commenting on urban Chicago. I am sick to death of all their stories about the gang members caught up in the thug life, and how sad it is, like there was no choice involved. I see hundreds of families and kids on a daily basis that have made other choices and are bullied by these thugs. Who will stand up for them - not the Tribune editorializers thats for sure!

5/09/2016 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must say that judge Marcus Salone is not one in which I would base a story on truthfulness in a courtroom on. Before Salone was a judge, he was a private criminal defense attorney. I would see him many times soliciting for clients at the old Traffic Court on LaSalle/Clark st. How the writers of that article didn't pull any of those 'hustling lawyer' days out of Salone's history is anyone's guess.
A pillar of righteousness, he isn't, and I'll leave it at that.

5/09/2016 10:15:00 AM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

Hooks is rumored to be appointed by Foxx to be First Assistant SA. If that happens there will be many indictments of POs for perjury.

5/09/2016 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time for a No Vote

5/09/2016 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

U want to see all this shit stop???? Be on time for roll call, write a few parkers,answer your calls in a slow and timely fashion, call for a Sgt for anything other than a coded job and DO NOTHING ELSE!!!!! U can't get in trouble if U just do your aforementioned job. Remember it's your paycheck, family and well being.
The city, your supervisors and politicians will stick it to U where the sun does not shine!!!
Retired Dick

5/09/2016 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So judge Salone openly admits to ruling in favor of defendants in order to get the same result? Is that not questionable behavior?

5/09/2016 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any truth to a new standard of proof being required of law enforcement in the Baltimore Gray case. If the police act reasonably and it turns out the actions taken after a reasonable observation is found by the finder of fact that the accused is not guilty law enforcement will be found in violation of the law ?

5/09/2016 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to see someone look into how many narcotics cases under a certain weight, are ruled as a finding of no probable cause, without the officer even so much as being cross examined. Little ethical issue there I would think. There must be thousands of cases. I'd be interesting to see the media take a look at the judges ruling patterns.

5/09/2016 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are witnessing a total breakdown of societal order. This is the Hope and Change or radical transformation occurring when the doj gets involved. Good people need to stand up to these powerful agenda driven saboteurs from D.C. They seek to destabilize order in society with a goal of anarchy or a marxist "revolution" for an overthrow of western civilization and western norm. This is essential for an emergency total takeover and control of its citizens.

We seek solutions through politicians. This is not working. The cancer infecting law and order has spread. This cancer is advanced by willing collaborators in academia, mass media, Hollywood, radical organizations, community organizers and ultimately enforced through a powerful central government. Consider the everyday conditioning of the publically-educated dumbed down unwashed masses by the aforementioned collaborators. Enough is enough already.

5/09/2016 11:06:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

>>>>> '...a veteran Chicago police narcotics officer who testified that he and his partner had abandoned an undercover drug surveillance to stop a minivan for failing to signal for a right turn — and discovered about 2 1/2 pounds of cocaine in the vehicle.

Lawyers for the two men arrested said the story did not ring true and asked the judge to throw out the charges before trial. There was no way, they said, that officers from a specialized narcotics unit would break away from their surveillance for a traffic stop.'
<<<<<

WTF...over? I'm confused. Is there some law or regulation that requires, under penalty, police on a surveillance to REMAIN on surveillance at all times -- No matter what may happen, or what they observe by others? If there isn't then this judge's actions doesn't make sense.

The arrest was legal -- nobody is arguing that, at least no per this article -- and the illegal right turn was probable cause to stop and search. So who gives a rat's ass what transpired previously. The Cops were on surveillance or even if following the van -- so... fucking... what! They saw something they didn't like and acted on it.

And not like a reporter would ask -- or even mention it in an article as that would require some real journalism -- but how many major felony arrests result from what was initially a Traffic Stop for a minor driving infraction. How about hundreds per years just in Chicago.

5/09/2016 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The honor and integrity of the CPD is on the line when officers 'testify'. Such testimony must be perfect and exact.

5/09/2016 04:04:00 AM

You must be a defense attorney or a liberal troll, one or the other. Ops! Forgot, could be a college professor who only knows what they have read, not what they have done. A police officer, like any other witness, sees things through their eyes of experience limited by the space of time, which in their case might be measured in seconds for each experience. Then, hours later, they try to recall as much as they can and put in a written report. Will it be exact? Will it be perfect/ When you find a perfect exact human being let us know. And, like all others in this world, everyone who witnessed an event will see it differently and recall it differently, especially years later when the matter might come to a court of law. I can only bet that if every police officer testified exactly the same regarding an incident you would then question them that they colluded . The one thing that I can say in criticism of some cops, is the fact they need to write better reports, need to take their time. You cannot add details at the trial that are not in the report as they will be questioned. As a long time judge told me once, " If it is not in the report, it didn't happen".

5/09/2016 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in Narcotics for over a decade.
One time, while in the middle of a buy, our two enforcement officers left their post to involve themselves in a nearby foot chase, they heard of the radio. This was unbeknownst to the rest of the team. When Sarge caught wind of it, she ripped them both new assholes in front of the team. Oh, but it still wasn't over.
When the team got back to Homan Square, the buy officer learned what had happened while he was out of the car, with no gun, no vest, and no radio.
He then went absolutely ape-shit on the enforcement guys...to the point where Sarge and the other team members had to pull him away.
Sorry boys and girls, hate Narcotics all you want, but a lot of what they do is dangerous shit.
For any team member to abandon their assignment for any reason other than a copper being trouble, is completely unacceptable.
Likewise, for any Narcotics officer to openly testify to dropping their surveillance to execute a traffic stop is (A) Literally Unbelievable or (B) If true, a truly sad commentary on how far that unit has fallen, in terms of officer safety.
By the way, both enforcement guys mentioned in the story were dumped from the unit the following period. As they should've been.

5/09/2016 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley beat the City into a coma and placed it on life support; Rahm is standing on the oxygen hose and gently tugging on the plug. Go Away Rahm. Don't hurt us anymore.

5/09/2016 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ret.177
Aaahhh, Let em go Leo. That brings back memories.

5/09/2016 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure if Rahm was asked he'd say he has no control over what the lapdog media publishes nor when they publish it.
Riiiiiggghht...... and Rahm has some swampland in Florida to sell you too.

This is all part of Rahm's plan to not only throw the entire CPD under the bus but to actually park the bus on our heads when not directly throwing us under it.

Remember this Rahm: Karma is a motherfucker!

5/09/2016 01:01:00 PM  
Blogger Leonard Hamilton said...

Again not a cop but I work in the IT field. This is 2016, the cops should have smartphones and able to record immediately what takes place thereby eliminating paper period. You can take photos right away and the voice recordings would take the place of any written reports.

5/09/2016 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't Salone a Chicago P.O. ???

5/09/2016 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone needs to read the linked article, including the comments. Perfect example of how judges, Asa's, and the public feels about us.

5/09/2016 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing that this judge is veteran as a Jarhead. Aim High USAF

5/09/2016 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had a UUW case a few years back in Hooks room. After testify the ASA came back and said, "Judge found you credible but he found the defendant not guilty. He doesn't believe in street stops." I thought I articulated as best as I could why I believed the defendant to be armed and why he was stopped.

Fast forward a year, another UUW case that was from a street stop. I sincerely asked the ASA if the case could be transferred to another room. After asking in front of everyone in the jury room, I pulled the ASA aside and asked again. I told the ASA we would not be receiving a fair trial in his room. The ASA said she's never been asked that and basically brushed me off because she didn't know what to do.

As you can guess, we lost the case. This one, even better articulated than the last one. We had the offender identified and were aware he would be carrying a gun even before we stopped him.

If anyone should be punished, it is Judge Hooks for not uploading his judicial position to the best of his abilities and lack of concern for the public's safety.

5/09/2016 01:55:00 PM  
Blogger 30 pending and what said...

These dope guys are gonna pay with their throats for the lost coke. You think the cartel is just gonna forgive them. Hell no

5/09/2016 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, a few points here, 1:don't you think the Officers might have been surveilling the offender in the truck when they stopped him. 2: If not, maybe their confidential informant gave them the information of the driver and truck, and they didn't want to give that information up 3: The asshole Judge wasn't there...he's giving his opinion that the Officers lied and weren't credible. The Judge knows it's only his opinion, if he had facts he would pursued charges against the Officers. But the Investigative reporters never ask questions, never cover all the bases, only that the Police are wrong. Go ahead, charge the officers, I'm not a lawyer but can win this case, then sue the Judge and the Tribune and win. WTF!!!!

Old Retired Guy

5/09/2016 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm at no risk of ever committing perjury.

Stopped going to court in '94, or was it '95?


5/09/2016 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, I have to agree with the poster who said that the best is to only write a ticket during a traffic stop. That is until traffic court judges feel that coppers falsely created suspended and revoked DL's and no insurance, etc. Judges must not watch the news or drive, shop, dine or live anywhere near Chicago. That's the only reason I can think of that would make them so ignorant to the rampant crime and criminal actions of our homegrown assholes who are nothing more than urban domestic terrorists.

5/09/2016 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are still out there making arrests, getting on foot chases and vehicle pursuits then you are the dope.

5/09/2016 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just keep track and take notes of how he handles cases. There are agencies that will investigate.

5/09/2016 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just keep track and take notes of how he handles cases. There are agencies that will investigate.

5/09/2016 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't say if the officers are telling the truth or not but in my experience no one would ever do a traffic stop for a minor infraction while working an undercover operation. Maybe the traffic violator was part of the investigation and not just a random lucky stop. It does seem a bit suspicious though.

5/09/2016 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey ssc I have a better one stay fetal no more traffic stops

5/09/2016 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marcus Salone used to conduct his own investigations while on the bench, including going out to scope out surveillance locations.

5/09/2016 06:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today... You shouldn't even be making traffic stops. If you guys can't see what the hell is going on all around you, you deserve to be the next headline. Proactive policing is DONE. Get that through your thick skulls.

5/09/2016 07:33:00 AM


Traffic stops are so simple even a dimwit like you couldn't get yourself in trouble. Do your job you lazy dog.

5/09/2016 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if the relusts would have been the same if there was a dead body in the van?

5/09/2016 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In case you have forgotten, despite a massive all out manhunt by every Federal, State and county LEO, Timothy McVeigh was apprehended by a trooper that stopped the vehicle for expired license plates.

And a disturbance call at movie theater led to the arrest of the JFK assassin.

5/09/2016 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. The 10:14 comment is quite right. There are several regular anti-police yellow journalists who appear on Chicago Tonight:
Charles Thomas, John McCarron, Moprah, Maudlyn Inherjika, and Dold love to berate anyone who even faintly backs the police. The Friday moderator, Joel Weisman, has been anti place since his days at the old Chicago American in the 60's.

2. With the judicial retention ballot coming up, it's time to start listing judges who deserve our vote, as well as those who deserve a vehement NO. From past posts, i, know that some of us just vote straight NO on the whole ballot - but there are some who need/deserve/earned our support. Remember when the FOP wives pushed a NO vote on ex judge Passarella after he gave a not guilty verdict to an offender who attacked a CPD officer so viciously that she was hospitalized? It can be done - but only if we vote!

3. For State's Attorney vote for Christopher Pfannkuche - say no to Prickwrinkle & #blm.

5/09/2016 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Before Hooks was a judge, he was an attorney for R. Eugene Pincham. I had a case where he and Pincham were defending a jagoff. You have to catch Hooks game up close to get the full effect of what a fucking jagoff he is. Him and Pincham had the sitting judge terrified in that case. The judge couldn't do enough to go along with their anti-Police agenda. judge Ballard...remember that wormy, spineless, Police hater, also.

5/09/2016 08:59:00 AM
Hooks is horrible, but Pincham is by far the worse. Glad he's gone. History maker, they call him. More like the History Faker. Lots of blood of the innocents on his dead hands

5/09/2016 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am now referring Bernstein to a roving pack of gypsies...they travel city to city scamming people!!

5/09/2016 12:55:00 AM

Ill bet that about 90% of the rank order in the first detectives class will have taken Bernstein. It was like that for the Sgt's test too. There is nothing wrong with Bernstein, there is something wrong with you.

5/09/2016 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI boys and girls. If you can"t read thru the surveillance bs you should be a traffic aide instead of the police.They knew the gringos were coming and set up on them. If in fact though they chased after a traffic violation for a turn signal they should detail them to traffic. Maybe they can make the daily bulletin as the traffic men of the month like years ago.Also don't take the cases to heart. Lock them up and get the overtime and who gives a fuck. The judges sure don't so why should you. Like the Tommy Bahama shirts say, RELAX.

5/09/2016 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You finish law school,get that political job,knock on doors at election time,donate money,kiss the ring and do as you're told. A few years later they sit down in a smoked filled room and pick the new judges from a list of hacks who have shown their "loyalty" to the regular democratic organization. Now for part 02 of the test,you made the short list,what are you going to do for us if you make the cut counsel? If you answer "anything you need" you have now passed both tests and get the nod, doesn't matter if you're a idiot failure who doesn't have a clue,they sprinkle water from the Chicago river on you and call you "your Honor" Now set up an address in the right district, the troops get sent out with the palm cards on election day and when the sun sets you are a cook county judge.You know what to do and if not somebody will call you. People get on the blog and wonder what's wrong with these judges? Ever heard of a sh*t machine ?

5/09/2016 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic. Promos for the new CBS show, Braindead, feature an African American actor who resembles Jessie Jr. Saying 'Bugs are eating people's Brains!' What a predicament!

5/09/2016 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Traffic stops are so simple even a dimwit like you couldn't get yourself in trouble. Do your job you lazy dog.
5/09/2016 07:02:00 PM

^ This is a dumb retard that will never make it to retirement. You think you're in control on a traffic stop moron? Either you're not the police or you're the dumbest bastard in the entire department. Traffic stops are the number one culprit for getting officers hurt, killed, or disciplined in police work across the nation you stupid jackass. I'd rather be a lazy dog than the sorry asshat putting his kids in the poor house and getting visited in prison by his wife. Now go get em lethal weapon. Eddie Johnson needs some ISR'S, curfews, and MOVERS. Loser.

5/09/2016 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police union claims de Blasio is shortchanging cops

By Michael Gartland and Yoav Gonen — Monday, May 9th, 2016 ‘The New York Post’
The city’s police union will begin airing an ad Monday accusing Mayor de Blasio of shortchanging cops.
The 30-second radio spot will focus on how NYPD officers “make 34 percent less than cops locally and nationwide.” It also links the department’s diversity with its relatively lower pay.
PBA President Pat Lynch suggested the mayor include cops in his battle against income inequality
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You ever think our Mr PhD leader of FOP would say anything how CPD copper' are screwed everyday ? Dean is brain dead and could care less about you guys. But the fishing party is his number One concern.

5/09/2016 10:40:00 PM  
Blogger Robert Peel said...

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You ever think our Mr PhD leader of FOP would say anything how CPD copper' are screwed everyday ? Dean is brain dead and could care less about you guys. But the fishing party is his number One concern.


5/09/2016 10:40:00 PM


????
There has been no fishing derby the last two years under Angelo. So why post this?

We are in a very critical time to be a police officer. The BLM movement and the black caucus in the City Counsel and in Springfield are trying to even up old scores. Ask yourself does drug money fund their campaigns? We have the Task Force report that started with a conclusion and then created a study to justify their predetermined outcome. And we have the justice Department study. Right now Angelo is the right guy in my opinion. Right now the copper who sits in the Greek restaurant or the coffee shop for two hours with all the answers is not the right guy

5/10/2016 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A long time ago we stopped,a car for rolling thru a stop sign which turned a gun in plain view. In court the defense lawyer tried to discredit us by saying we work in a special unit and we don't write tickets. Well my partner who wrote tickets alot showed the judge his ticket book. Defense lawyer was dumfounded and lost his case. Took a blind guilty plea.

5/10/2016 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For whoever said.. "The officers mentioned in the story were dumped from the unit the following period" is 100% wrong.

5/10/2016 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't Salone a Chicago P.O. ???
BINGO! Yes, he was a cop here in Chicago once...before he became a typical defense SHYSTER lawyer, complete with a Mercedes with a phone in it (I'm talking early to mid 80s). But once he put on those black robes....LOOK OUT!!!

5/10/2016 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Traffic stops are so simple even a dimwit like you couldn't get yourself in trouble. Do your job you lazy dog.
5/09/2016 07:02:00 PM

^ This is a dumb retard that will never make it to retirement. You think you're in control on a traffic stop moron? Either you're not the police or you're the dumbest bastard in the entire department. Traffic stops are the number one culprit for getting officers hurt, killed, or disciplined in police work across the nation you stupid jackass. I'd rather be a lazy dog than the sorry asshat putting his kids in the poor house and getting visited .



I think every traffic copper I ever met was weird. They are just some of the strangest people i have met on this job.

5/10/2016 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
So they knew the guy had dope, then waited for him to commit a traffic violation so they could stop him


so what

5/09/2016 06:37:00

I agree but...
Ask the Glenview Cops who got jammed assisting CPD out in Glenview how they feel about this??
POS States Attorney who failed to prep those involved and shitbag defense atty threw them to to wolves!
All GPD was doing was a simple assist!
Both are gone now... CPD case still pending. Probably waiting for the right judge?

5/10/2016 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Traffic stops are so simple even a dimwit like you couldn't get yourself in trouble. Do your job you lazy dog.

5/09/2016 07:02:00 PM

If you write movers because you need the VRI, or someone's a dirty, rude, shitbird loser, fine. Impound if you can while you're at it.

Otherwise, how do you write working men and women in this town when there are so many piles of shit literally getting away with murder.

I write a mover here and there if someone's a complete as*hole. Other than that, stop thinking movers are police work. Police work is dead. Movers are the mayor's grip on revenue. Stop being his dirty tool.

5/11/2016 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robert Peel said...
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You ever think our Mr PhD leader of FOP would say anything how CPD copper' are screwed everyday ? Dean is brain dead and could care less about you guys. But the fishing party is his number One concern.


5/09/2016 10:40:00 PM


????
There has been no fishing derby the last two years under Angelo. So why post this?

We are in a very critical time to be a police officer. The BLM movement and the black caucus in the City Counsel and in Springfield are trying to even up old scores. Ask yourself does drug money fund their campaigns? We have the Task Force report that started with a conclusion and then created a study to justify their predetermined outcome. And we have the justice Department study. Right now Angelo is the right guy in my opinion. Right now the copper who sits in the Greek restaurant or the coffee shop for two hours with all the answers is not the right guy

5/10/2016 07:47:00 AM


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I there is no fishing derby what reason id there for "Lying Frank" DiMaria to be on the FOP board?

5/12/2016 06:31:00 PM  

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