Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Transparency? Where?

More smoke to provide less transparency:


So release more videos to distract the masses, call it transparency, "participate," (as if the Superintendent would actually be getting his mitts dirty wrestling dope boys, robbers and thieves).

But if that spotlight gets a little too close to the Super's girlfriend, her best friend (wife of the former First), three or four of her co-workers, all connected to the Bureau that is supposed to be "watching the watchers...."

Real fucking transparent. How transparent was Gene Williams' skull that they could see the fucking answers?

And the media, looking a gift horse in the mouth, neglects to do even the cursory research that might bring real change to the Department by clearing out actual corruption, expose clouted connections and loosen the rope that is strangling coppers who want to do good.

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106 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just when you think Johnson's mouth was completely full of sh*t, he manages to leak some out with this B.S. This guy is worse than McCarthy!

5/18/2016 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't see a problem with the Pax 501, SCC. EJ has informed the troops about the release of videos of 'questionable' behavior, and that's to be expected. Anyone who can't seem to get with the new program would best start looking around for a new line of work, it's that simple.
As far as the so-called 'examscam II,' that isn't being investigated by EJ; that's in the Inspector General's corner now. Don't go around comparing apples to oranges. It's extremely likely that nothing is going to come of the examscam II investigation, if past allegations and subsequent investigations are any indicator of present allegations. There's a much bigger issue coming, and that's a possible deluge of officers being captured on video committing indefensible acts of violence upon citizens who are either wearing restraints and who are (likely) mentally ill.
One problem will have a far greater possibility to further deteriorate the trust many people have with the CPD. Ask around, SCC. The majority of the public doesn't give a damn about who is being promoted, and under what circumstances.

5/18/2016 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm and the IPRA (or not IPRA) better get this story out and get the top down corruption gone. (It'll never happen...too much dirt there). Where is Konkel or other Media....how about Fluff and Puff on Channel 5 News...Marin and what's her name?

5/18/2016 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the 501 PAX really is saying is:

Due to community unrest, the DOJ investigating the Department, and the ACLU involvement in determining police procedures, I will use body cams to fuck each and everyone of you if you step out of line as long as the mayor tells me to do so. Now you all go have a nice day and make sure to come in with activity.

5/18/2016 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They will continue to be arrogant and act as if their untouchable until someone comes in and actually starts putting people under oath. Shit you can't blame them lol I mean they get away with it their the ones laughing all the way to the bank .... We're the fools not them

5/18/2016 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Until multiple people are either separated or suspended and demoted you are a joke supe. My new motto is all about me. If it benefits me I'll do it and if it doesn't I won't. Just like your cheating side piece right supe.

5/18/2016 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop looking to the "media " for change , they are the propaganda organ of the status quo .
Remember when consolidation of the media resulted in six corporations controlling most of what you see and hear ? But now they just read press releases. I remember as a kid in the 70 ' s the newspapers and television news going after politicians . you will seldom hear anything bad about the big conglomerates that own the politicians .

5/18/2016 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much popcorn is being popped as the exempts decide what non-clouted coppers will be decimated? No due process the black lies matter crew will decide! Lay flowers on me I'm so fetal just went comatose!

5/18/2016 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In other words, Chicago is a great city and Mayor Rahm is it's beloved leader.

5/18/2016 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PAX 501: "....the city will begin releasing audio & video footage of open use of force investigations...."
Similarly, WINDY CITY HOSPITAL announces that it will be releasing audio & video footage of all surgical proceedures that may be questionable, to the public to be more transparent. Surgeons who commented said it's time to find another hospital.

5/18/2016 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This new Superintendant, the Command Staff and the Mayor just don't get it. None of them have any credibility with the troops they command. This Black Lt. Test cheating scandal involving Noble and the Black exempt Bosses isn't going to go away, the justice Department better not let it go away or they will have no credibility either. This Superintendant and all the Exempts can pontificate all they want, no one is listening, no one is believing and no one is going to do anything to risk their income and their family to follow this bunch of cheats .

5/18/2016 01:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can visualize Rahm and Eddie in a booth off to the side:
"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain"!

This department has become a complete joke.
I'm quite embarrassed to admit that I work for this very half assed city and department.

5/18/2016 03:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fund our pensions assholes. You want everything from us. PAY THE PENSION FUND!

5/18/2016 04:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


WTF is going on in 012?


Click link above to see...

5/18/2016 04:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing to see here move along. Anyone that hasn't got the message loud and clear by now is just plain dense. Stay fetal my fellow friends.

5/18/2016 04:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see the criminal, community, and politician accountability plan.

5/18/2016 05:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask around, SCC. The majority of the public doesn't give a damn about who is being promoted, and under what circumstances.

They should since it's their incompetent "leadership" that is a direct root cause of the lawsuits.

5/18/2016 05:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I don't see a problem with the Pax 501, SCC. EJ has informed the troops about the release of videos of 'questionable' behavior, and that's to be expected. Anyone who can't seem to get with the new program would best start looking around for a new line of work, it's that simple.
As far as the so-called 'examscam II,' that isn't being investigated by EJ; that's in the Inspector General's corner now. Don't go around comparing apples to oranges. It's extremely likely that nothing is going to come of the examscam II investigation, if past allegations and subsequent investigations are any indicator of present allegations. There's a much bigger issue coming, and that's a possible deluge of officers being captured on video committing indefensible acts of violence upon citizens who are either wearing restraints and who are (likely) mentally ill.
One problem will have a far greater possibility to further deteriorate the trust many people have with the CPD. Ask around, SCC. The majority of the public doesn't give a damn about who is being promoted, and under what circumstances.

5/18/2016 12:17:00 AM

Sound like you drank the kool aid and got your merit promotion, yes we do have bad PO's that need to be curbed but will all the videos be shown to the public including how these animals act on the street and in there homes? not just the police that will be comparing apples to oranges

5/18/2016 05:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy is a joke. And I'm sick of the "build community trust" bullshit. It's not the police's problem to build community trust. It's law and order. I couldn't care less if the community "trusts" us. What the fuck does that mean anyway? This is all a distraction. I don't know what their end game is, but we will soon see.

5/18/2016 06:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie was always the happy to be their boss.

If you honestly think he controls anything from releases of old videos which will cost the city millions to picking good old Barb dish rag West as a boss you aint thinking.

Eddie was told to keep Escalante.

Still no video released of the 2 top cops wearing cameras in a nice cruiser saying nothing? viral gold!

Arrest are down!
Murders up
shootings up
Clearance rate in the D unit atrocious.
Merit bosses at every level of the department all wearing a spiffy uniform but very little underneath the crown cap.

DOJ asking lame ass question trying to avoid any real crime. Picture the weakest investigators you know with weekends off and NO arrest and that is the DOJ.

OH and finally an EMAIL address that HQ came up with so you can ask questions?
How come we have no squad cars?
why is the printer that does not work every other week not replaced?

Why do we IBOND people within an hour?
Why are promotion test weighted and take months to correct?
Why do ass hat exempts retire then come back and grab a civilian spot? (nobody else qualified?)

5/18/2016 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once the videos are released I wonder how much more unrest will happen in the City.

5/18/2016 07:13:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Get to the gym Eddie.

5/18/2016 07:16:00 AM  
Blogger 011 2nd Watch DOG said...

Who cares anymore? Go to work, answer job, code job than go home. This job is so messed up that nothing will ever help it. Do the bare minimum and don't get in trouble, that is what officers need to be doing. You idiots out these still working need your head examined. This job is dead, you are not cops anymore. We are secretaries who arrive on scene after the fact and hand out worth less VIN's. Pay is pretty good though so I will continue being a DOG and collecting that cash, screw the city.
765B

5/18/2016 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This superintendent is just as arrogant as McCarthy was.

5/18/2016 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is transparent that crime is steady rising and morale is steady dropping. The
command staff of this department is disconnected from the troops. Gene and Eddie both stressed how the department was going to hold officers accountable for their action(s) and yet these two are at the center of an integrity scandal..Eddie please tell us more..😕

5/18/2016 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF is going on in 012?

Click link above to see...

5/18/2016 04:47:00 AM


Never worked a ghetto district huh? This is a daily occurrence, especially during school dismissal time. Copper did the right thing, what was he supposed to do, jump into the middle of it and start handcuffing people only to find no victims after he does? Let the city burn.

5/18/2016 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the mass exodus of sergeants that was expected in May????

5/18/2016 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Identifying members under investigation is a violation of contract. FOP & PBPA need to file grievances, lawsuits , unfair labor practice, etc. Rahm/City Hall political operatives (aka scumbags) who are dictating this policy are also putting members and their families safety at risk if the involved officers (victims actually if they used deadly force against an offender in defense of themselves or another) image is posted and made available to the public.

5/18/2016 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous I/F said...

Although it may not appear that because you are a police officer you have lost many of your rights as being, "Part of the Job", the fact of the matter is that you are footing the bill. Whether you work for the city at Streets and Sanitation or the CPD, you are footing the bill as a taxpayer. It is YOUR money paying for all of this testing, promotions, and ghetto payouts. It isn't the mayors money, Chicago's money, City Hall's money, or County money. It is YOUR money. If you have been harmed through cheating on a promotion test sue. If you have been harmed by a merit supervisor due to his incompetence and ignorance of the job, sue. (Look closely at recent police scandals involving supervisors and you will see they were ALL merit.) It is time we started demanding excellence from government. After all that has happened would it really be all that terrible for the Department to go to a Federal Judge in receivership?? To have a Federal Judge look at every test, candidate list, promotion list, merit list, training procedure, and contract? It sounds like a win win to me.

If your name is attached to a lawsuit and the complaint is clearly a fabrication that does not resemble the actual facts, start at the Chicago Police Department Law Unit. There is a P.O. or Sgt. reading every single suit filed against officers and then listing the names of every officer that touched the RD#, whether that officer had any contact with a defendant or not. They are attorneys. If they are derelict in their desk job as an attorney in that unit, file an ARDC complaint against them for Misconduct. Read the rule. It used to be "Scope of Representation" but it was changed when some of us started hammering back at the attorneys suing us. If anything in that complaint is erroneous or an out and out lie, slap an ARDC complaint on the lawyer that filed it and the attorney who is representing the complainant. They have a right to Discovery. It is on them to read the case. If they are derelict in their due diligence then punish them for it.

Some would say, "They settled, be happy you did not have to pay." I say, "Fuck That." We are paying ridiculous parking fines, red light camera fines, exorbitant city sticker fees, water bills, bottle water tax, entertainment tax, cell phone tax, cable tax, 911 tax, infrastructure tax, etc.

Realize that you are paying for every single person working at 26th and Cal, Stroger, City Hall, 35th Street, and on and on. All I am trying to say is step back from thinking because you are the police that you have ceded from expecting the very best for YOUR money. I know it can certainly feel that no matter where you go either at work, on the street, or in court, that it is just you and your sworn partners and peers. It isn't. The reality of the situation is that the vast vast majority of the citizens in this city and county could give a shit if dude got his ass kicked by the police or who was merit and who isn't. They are still calling for you and still need and want your help. You know as well as I that it is the minority communities that are the busiest and many, many good people living there are calling for you.

5/18/2016 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ain't nothing 'transparent' about Fat Eddie.

5/18/2016 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And in other news:

JFK Wanted Men on Moon, Obama Wants Men in Women’s Restrooms.

5/18/2016 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical of democrats. Hillary does the same thing about email.
America

5/18/2016 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever.

More VRI.

Retiring in 36 months.

Need to fill pot with gold.

5/18/2016 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in the day, city hall was a little more subtle about their intervention with the police department. This Pax 501, and its deference to the Mayor's office and other "leaders" (political, community and otherwise) is nothing more than the Superintendent throwing in the towel. The whole premise of backing you when you make an "honest mistake" is horseshit.

The assurances that you'll be retrained comes off as really condescending to me. More accurately, it comes across acquiescing to
an outsiders' opinion in a you vs. them controversy. And again, this whole concept of transparency, with the release of complaint records. How about this for transparency. Why not send copies of every arrest report and complaints immediately to the media verbatim, word for word. Especially when some political or community leader is involved. Transparency is nothing more than pandering.

Does it seem strange to anyone else that the police department regulations are being formulated by the mayor's office; and not even making an effort to be subtle about it?

5/18/2016 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do u believe in the easter bunny?

5/18/2016 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

u want transparency then INVESTIGATIVE YOUR FUTURE WIFES CHEATING SCANDAL give it to the FBI I paid $25 its criminal its FRAUD!!!!!!!!!!

5/18/2016 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The more I see this goof Johnson the more I dislike him. Nothing but an uneducated phony from the old 006th district. He really has the sheepeople fooled but then again that's not to hard to do these days. The Lt exam cheating is not nor will not go away until his girlfriend, Ward, Hall and the rest of those cheating rats are fired!!!
You get no respect from me or any other officer in the 009th district you lying, cheating bastards!!!

5/18/2016 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing is going to happen to the people promoted because they are all black. If they were white it would be on the news everyday. The same thing happens in the fire department. Know your job. Do it your way and screw all these retarded never been the real police house mouse bosses

5/18/2016 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mind your own business. And do you job. The only 2 things in Chicago you need to follow

5/18/2016 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only way the Lt. exam scam builds momentum and doesn't get buried is when a P.O who had taken the test files a civil lawsuit. During the depositions of the civil suit is where this thing will get blown open and difficult to cover up. I soooo wish I was involved in taking the test, I would have hired a $1000 an hr Atty the best and brought the city to its knees. If all of this is true the only way to avoid any lawsuit is to at minimum return the Lt in question back to Sgt and that's at minimum because it also calls for termination. If this is not done the only way the City can get out of this then is to promote everyone that had taken the test or to pay out a civil suit.

5/18/2016 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask around, SCC. The majority of the public doesn't give a damn about who is being promoted, and under what circumstances.

They should since it's their incompetent "leadership" that is a direct root cause of the lawsuits.

I beg to differ. The direct cause of the lawsuits is the following:
1) Fail to adequately screen who is hired (this is probably the most important of the four points).
2) Fail to properly train the front line supervisors, who are the glue which holds any LE organization together.
3) Fail to adequately supervise.
4) Fail to adequately hold people accountable for their actions which not only bring disgrace/discredit to the agency, but
also undermine the public's trust in their respective LE agency.

When the CPD gets to fixing all that has been mentioned above, this agency will be magnificent thing to behold. Until then, it will continue to do what it's been doing for about the last 10 years...simply existing, not thriving. That's pretty much it in a nutshell.

5/18/2016 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...the clouted goons put out stuff like this after the fact to be sarcastic, secure in the knowledge they can overawe... whats your name ?...puddin tame...ask me again.. I'll tell you the same...

5/18/2016 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm bidding for the desk. Oh, wait. It's going to be civilians now.

5/18/2016 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I don't see a problem with the Pax 501, SCC. EJ has informed the troops about the release of videos of 'questionable' behavior, and that's to be expected. Anyone who can't seem to get with the new program would best start looking around for a new line of work, it's that simple.
As far as the so-called 'examscam II,' that isn't being investigated by EJ; that's in the Inspector General's corner now. Don't go around comparing apples to oranges. It's extremely likely that nothing is going to come of the examscam II investigation, if past allegations and subsequent investigations are any indicator of present allegations. There's a much bigger issue coming, and that's a possible deluge of officers being captured on video committing indefensible acts of violence upon citizens who are either wearing restraints and who are (likely) mentally ill.
One problem will have a far greater possibility to further deteriorate the trust many people have with the CPD. Ask around, SCC. The majority of the public doesn't give a damn about who is being promoted, and under what circumstances.

5/18/2016 12:17:00 AM

This douche bag obviously isn't a police officer. You're a wanna be that didn't have the balls to sign up. Stay off OUR blog and go back to your little cubicle you p*ssy

5/18/2016 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the part about making an honest mistake (sarcasm). What about the Officers who did their job the way it was supposed to be done, but are now sitting down at Callback? All the higher ups want to talk about transparency, yet not a word about all the cheating going on for promotional exams. This department is a bad joke, it goes from real bad to worse.

5/18/2016 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

012th District link. They must have found out about bobble head's antics and they are trying to keep their money.

5/18/2016 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

E-V-E-R-Y copper needs to read the PATF report! It is like a crystal ball. Do it.



https://chicagopatf.org

5/18/2016 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of my stuff doesn't ever get past the censors here because I don't tow the party line.
But I agree 100% - this needs to get fixed.
'Merit' is a scam and this cheating scandal is a damn disgrace. Brings dishonor on every honest cop in the department.
Some people may not care about who gets promoted. But they surely do care about how.
Good luck. I hope we can get this elevated. Boot the cheaters and their 'coaches'.

....and BTW - to the 'Let junkies die' proponents: Try some compassion. You might need some one day. It's what human beings do.

5/18/2016 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the PATF:


The CPD has particular work to do when it comes to promotions. As of March 10, 2016, CPD Sergeants were
67% white, 14% black and 16% Hispanic. Lieutenants were 78% white, 11% black and 11% Hispanic. Captains
were 70% white, 15% black and 9% Hispanic. And detectives were 64% white, 18% black and 16% Hispanic.150



5/18/2016 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

more from the PATF:


In its most recent hiring sequence, which began in late 2015, CPD launched a recruitment drive aimed
specifically at minorities.151 In an interview with the Task Force, CPD’s Director of Human Resources
reported that, of the applicants who signed up for the test, approximately 40% were black, 40% were
Hispanic and 20% were white. While these initial numbers are encouraging, minorities have been at
greater risk of either dropping out or being screened out at various stages of the hiring process (e.g., the
written exam, psychological exam or background check). More work on diversity still needs to be done.

5/18/2016 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

more PATF:



CPD should also seek to identify officers who have had exposure to diverse communities, are willing
to reflect on their own behavior and inherent biases and have a desire to serve vulnerable
populations. Officers certainly do not need to be of a certain race to effectively operate in
communities of color, but CPD needs to do a better job of identifying officers who are likely to thrive
in these communities and screening out officers who will not.

5/18/2016 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous ExamScam II said...

Emanuel, E. Johnson and the other gold braid political hacks:

TRANSPARENCY??? You shameless sanctimonious pricks! When it comes to so-called "promotions", CPD management is as crooked as a corkscrew. Morale is nonexistent because of your political corruption.

Fuck you and your "transparency" bullshit!

5/18/2016 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The glue that holds all relationships together, >including the relationship between the LEADER and the led, > is TRUST, and TRUST is based on INTEGRITY.

You RUINED that !!

You made a promise to the Public ? You should've of first promised your Officers that you will work TIRELESSLY to build and gain their TRUST before going out and hugging the public.

5/18/2016 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask around, SCC. The majority of the public doesn't give a damn about who is being promoted, and under what circumstances.

They should since it's their incompetent "leadership" that is a direct root cause of the lawsuits.


BS, the cause is the jackasses doing stupid shit and thinking everyone should cover their dumb asses. How many times have you rode on a job with an Idiot and wished you didn't or didn't want to back someone up cause you knew they'd do some stupid shit? Bosses cause bad morale problems, dumb ass PO's cause lawsuits

5/18/2016 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now this is better than cheating
whatever happened to Mcarthy's driver he made meritorious sergeant and it was found out after he graduated sergeant school that he didn't even take the sergeants test. I know he spent a couple of days working as a sergeant in the 007th district and then he was whisked away. Did they ever demote him or is he still a sergeant somewhere???? Enquiring minds want to know???? Especially with all of this promotional testing scandals going on.......

5/18/2016 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never worked with this guy or know anything about him since I'm a hair gel generation copper. But I recall how some of you guys got all misty eyed and hopeful and even went so far as to think Rahmulous did something noble by hiring him. My spidey senses however told me something different. The weasel is many things. Many many things. One thing he is not, is stupid. He's as crafty, devious and cunningly sly as they come. He would not have hired a guy who's gonna give him any type of resistance. Not his style. He needs to be in total control. Evident by the drunk fool he knew would screw up then would be forever indebted to him and remain his puppet. So much that he'd basically risk the safety and well being of his men and women who serve the city, not to mention the security of the community all just to play ball for the master.

This new guy. Well he may be of a much higher caliber and with a respected track record ( except maybe the girlfriend thing ) but he has decided to be a ball player make no mistake.

Old style policing (which is so badly needed) is dead and not coming back. Accept that. Act accordingly.

5/18/2016 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is the City and F.O.P. ever going to address the obvious signs of P.T.S.D. in our Department. When you subject 8,000 officers to the handle the overwhelming violence that used to require 13,500 officers there is going to be violent outbursts like the officers actions in the video. My guess is this wasn't a reaction to that individuals actions but the actions of the 9 similar incidents in which he didn't overreact.

5/18/2016 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets face it. Chicago is drowning in corruption after decades and decades of Democrat Leadership. The Good Guy or Gal, who actually goes out there and gives almost 100%, day after day, year after year, is almost slways the first to get shafted by the CPD. The reasons are obvious. No political affiliation, the wrong color to fill an Affirmative Action Quota, lack of kissing Clouted Up Bosses asses; etc. This creates a Chain-Reaction. The great, hard-working, non-Clout CPD Cop must be kept out there working in the trenches, always. The reason why? The Dummies can't handle it. Many were hired to do a job they simply cannot at all handle. This was due to Liberalism. In a fraudulant effort to be fair, which is actually a Liberal scam to garner votes, the Democrat Politicians have damaged a Common Sense System to unrepairable levels, all in the name of their contrived "Political Correctness" and "Diversity". Now their system has predictinly backfired, thousands have been Reverse-Discriminated against by CPD and the City of Chicago, all because they didn't have " a phone call" from the powers to be at City Hall. It is time for Massive Political Change, Locally and Nationwide, to restore our City and our Country to greatness once more. Voting for the same tired old Politicians will only bring more of the same. I am sure most of you are intelligent enough to realize that they are now all on the same side, and have just been scamming us for a long time.
Donald Trump is the only viable Alternative to the system of Malaise, Corruption, Dysfunction, and Incompetence we now have nationwide, and especially in Chicago. Steongly urged to support Trump and begin getting our Nation back on track. He might be a bit crude, but that's nothing compared to all the damage thats been inflicted upon America and its Citizens. A Trump Presidency will eventually help the officers of the CPD, and all Law Enforcement Nationwide. Please get out to vote for Trump, and get all your family and friends who support the Police, to do likewise. Otherwise, expect things to get even far worse than now. They, the current Leadership, are doing it intentionally, to break America's back, and destroy America permenantly.

5/18/2016 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So when was the new legal system of "trial by video" made official?

Save a lot of money. No more courts, judges, etc. How can any legal proceeding operate when all of the "evidence" has already been tossed to the public -- tapes of 911 calls, everything. Turn over all of the recovered bullets, lifts of prints -- all physical evidence -- to the Human Rights Committee at the local AME storefront. They will know how to handle it.

Just the cameraphone, the Internet, and a howling mob that is already sure of what it's going to see -- that is even sure of things that took place inside a house two blocks away from them.

5/18/2016 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck you Eddie. This department is lost under leadership like you.

5/18/2016 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do as I say not as I do/have done.......so true of too many "bosses" and "leaders."

5/18/2016 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Ask around, SCC. The majority of the public doesn't give a damn about who is being promoted, and under what circumstances.

They should since it's their incompetent "leadership" that is a direct root cause of the lawsuits.

5/18/2016 05:34:00 AM

But the lawsuits are being settled..so the "public" who choose to sue are cashing in.

5/18/2016 01:45:00 PM  
Blogger John Northen said...

TO: The anonymous "clout baby" at 12:17 AM:

"The majority of the public doesn't give a damn about who is being promoted, and under what circumstances. - 12:17 AM

Solely for purposes of arguendo, let's assume your above assertion is correct. Perhaps the rank-and-file CPD working the mean streets should respond likewise.

Hands down, the most demoralizing part of the corruptly-managed CPD is their RIGGED "promotions". The "gold-braid" pension is legalized bribery.

Click on my name above and view my blog site on EXAMSCAM. Diametrically unlike the Merriam-Webster definition, CPD's "MERIT" = CLOUT. Period.

And now the new top buffoon Eddie "The Best and the Brightest" JOHNSON has the outrageous chutzpah to insult our intelligence by extolling the virtues of his self-serving version of TRANSPARENCY..

During my career, I proudly considered being a career police officer as the most noble of callings. However, under the current anti-police climate compounded by hopelessly corrupt promotional policies, I submit that any new CPD applicants should be involuntarily committed to an asylum forthwith. Straitjackets optional.

BTW, on Monday, FOP President Dean Angelo, Sr. (Re: Detective and Sergeant "exams") and Sergeants' Association President James Ade received my complaint on above corruption via U.S. mail. I even included a souvenir "Wham! Bam! EXAMSCAM" bumper sticker. I have yet to receive a response from either gentleman. I might note the during my experience with ExamScam, two of the Sgts' Assn. ranking honchos were promoted to lieutenant. Shocking? I think not.

5/18/2016 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This message about Transparency is..."Concerning"

5/18/2016 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out the weather this week, find a hole, stay in it. How's that for being transparent?

5/18/2016 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I don't see a problem with the Pax 501, SCC. EJ has informed the troops about the release of videos of 'questionable' behavior, and that's to be expected. Anyone who can't seem to get with the new program would best start looking around for a new line of work, it's that simple.
As far as the so-called 'examscam II,' that isn't being investigated by EJ; that's in the Inspector General's corner now. Don't go around comparing apples to oranges. It's extremely likely that nothing is going to come of the examscam II investigation, if past allegations and subsequent investigations are any indicator of present allegations. There's a much bigger issue coming, and that's a possible deluge of officers being captured on video committing indefensible acts of violence upon citizens who are either wearing restraints and who are (likely) mentally ill.
One problem will have a far greater possibility to further deteriorate the trust many people have with the CPD. Ask around, SCC. The majority of the public doesn't give a damn about who is being promoted, and under what circumstances.

5/18/2016 12:17:00 AM
thank you boss! let us guess your of course "merit!" How long (if ever) did you work in a beat car? What district? These videos being released will serve no purpose except to gin up the thugs in the hottest months of the year! What type of special moron orders this nonsense? Not justifying the coppers actions but come on more videos released! hope coppers realize hospital liberals doctors and nurses are not our friends. think of what was done to Billy Cozzi, a decorated veteran, he took his long suspension like a man, then tried to come back but nope the city and exempts (Yea they have cool shiny badges), denied it and called in the feds to indict billy and put him in prison while draining his bank account! He got a job thanks to some help from a great real man police boss that is retired, but the exempt cowards got the media to broadcast it and billy was jobless! They have your back, and twist the knife deeper.

Now that I'm on that rant the fire department got rid of "gold braid pensions" I called the pension board and talked to them about it, was told maybe more coppers need to call to get this pension grab gone and help stabilize our pension money! It is civil service rank only call them 312-744-3891 end gold braid pension fire did it why not us? The pension board is set to run out of money in 6-10 years max we need every penny we can save, enough of these politically connected jokers taking huge payouts!

5/18/2016 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We were getting put into the system today as far as the body cameras go in 015. Half way through the process the system crashed and they had to suspend the input of data until it could get figured out. Evidence.com which is where all the video and audio will be stored is owned by taser. Taser gave all the equipment to the city for free and they are just charging for the "cloud" I assume that is a term for storage. I give the cameras 3 months before they start failing and 6 months before taser suspends service because of unpaid bills.

5/18/2016 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Phony Lyin' Ed, the only challenges we face are trying to comprehend twisted ideologies that we are racist and not viable candidates for promotion.
Post a list, eliminate merit and quota.
Try taking a 2-part exam for once...will you?
Code of silence, mmm-hmmmm.
Transparent as a cowpie.

5/18/2016 04:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As stated before,the classes of 95,96 have attained 20years here. Class of 97 will reach their 20 year mark in 7months. The acadamy had every classroom full of recruits...when we pull the plug eddie and all the white shirts can do all the street patrols.stay fetal,get out soon,be safe.

5/18/2016 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP needs to march around city hall again to embarrass the mayor.

5/18/2016 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too many incompetent supervisors fucking things up on the department.

5/18/2016 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too many incompetent supervisors fucking things up on the department.

5/18/2016 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tiny Dancer's lackey Johnson is phonier than a $3 dollar bill. How dare he use the words TRANSPARENCY, TRUST and REFORM.

5/18/2016 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I beg to differ. The direct cause of the lawsuits is the following:
1) Fail to adequately screen who is hired (this is probably the most important of the four points).
2) Fail to properly train the front line supervisors, who are the glue which holds any LE organization together.
3) Fail to adequately supervise.
4) Fail to adequately hold people accountable for their actions which not only bring disgrace/discredit to the agency, but
also undermine the public's trust in their respective LE agency.


That's what i said dummy, just shorter. it's their incompetent leadership causing the huge payouts. you just enumerated the steps that it took to get there.

5/18/2016 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you can retired go now don't wait !!!!

5/18/2016 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One also has to have other options to help restrain combative patients, sometimes hospitals are not cooperative with restraining people who need it. But don't get yourself jammed up, put everything on the radio that you can, don't hesitate to call for a supervisor, and always have cuffs and leg restraints, even if you have to buy your own.

5/18/2016 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Do u believe in the easter bunny?

5/18/2016 08:27:00 AM

Yes. I believe in any bunny that brings me chocolate.

5/18/2016 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical of democrats. Hillary does the same thing about email.
America

5/18/2016 08:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF is going on in 012?

Click link above to see...

5/18/2016 04:47:00 AM


They are upset to find out that the money in the District golf fund is missing.

5/18/2016 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not even summer yet and he's stumbling already. Eddie won't last. He's not well to begin with. The pressure will be too much for him and he will bail out. And then the next stooge with be named. There is no transparency in this city. Starting with the blabber mouths in the city council. They have fought the I/G's office since it was created.They never cooperated with him and still won't, But they want the CPD to give up all rights and give up all video and reports.If any of these ahole's were in private business they would have been fired long ago.Half of them can't put a sentence together but they know all about back door deals though.Stay safe and STAY FETAL God Bless

5/18/2016 08:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


One problem will have a far greater possibility to further deteriorate the trust many people have with the CPD. Ask around, SCC. The majority of the public doesn't give a damn about who is being promoted, and under what circumstances.

Well then I'm sure they won't give a damn when THEIR neighborhoods run red with blood due to the lack or proactive policing.

5/18/2016 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The majority of the public doesn't care about who gets promoted...."

Perhaps.

But I am a member of the pubic, not a cop, and I do care.

It is disgusting that this kind of thing exists within CPD, OF ALL PLACES. Not only is it grossly unfair to those officers who are unfairly passed over, but how in the hell is the public supposed to respect and obey the law and law enforecement, when CPD permits and tolerates this type of corruption, for decades?

The black community is correctly criticized for not stepping up to the plate to at least try to be a part of the solution to the problems in their own community, instead of only pointing the finger at others.

Likewise, CPD can never expect the respect of the public while CPD tolerates wrongdoing within their own house, especially when it occurs at the highest levels.

To the rank and file, God bless you and THANK YOU for all you do.

Call the next case. Not a cop.


5/18/2016 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not sure if you all know this, but tac teams are also getting body cameras. If you think there is no work getting done now, just wait. There are literally going to be zero arrests and no activity.

5/18/2016 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Media is also sooooo Full OF SHIT its not Funny ., Every time they show up I treat them Like the Lying SHIT THEY ARE . Alder Creature Carrie Austin also has all her FRICKIN Family working for the City that she got Good Paying jobs for ,. Wheres The Fuckin Media On That Bull Shit too. As someone said above SCREW THE CITY and the ASSHOLES Running it. STAY FETAL FUCK THEM

5/18/2016 11:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it me or does Eddie look like a Keenan Thompson character on S.N.L.?

5/18/2016 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When he makes an example of his girlfriend for cheating then I will respect him!

5/19/2016 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

#1
I would have hired a $1000 an hr Atty the best and brought the city to its knees. If all of this is true the only way to avoid any lawsuit is to at minimum return the Lt in question back to Sgt and that's at minimum because it also calls for termination. If this is not done the only way the City can get out of this then is to promote everyone that had taken the test or to pay out a civil suit.

#2
The direct cause of the lawsuits is the following:
1) Fail to adequately screen who is hired (this is probably the most important of the four points).
2) Fail to properly train the front line supervisors, who are the glue which holds any LE organization together.
3) Fail to adequately supervise.
4) Fail to adequately hold people accountable for their actions which not only bring disgrace/discredit to the agency, but
also undermine the public's trust in their respective LE agency.

You two need a piss test pronto. And the minute a front line supervisor steps on your toes, doesnt hold you slip,denies your cu, or wont ignore you blowing off jobs he is the jagoff! GFY

5/19/2016 12:53:00 AM  
Blogger Happily Retired said...

There will come a time when those media whores need the help of a cop. When nobody comes to their aid, it will NEVER occur to them that they facilitated their beat down/death/robbery through their own bias and their intellectually vacuous and deliberate undermining of the thin blue line.

5/19/2016 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie satd, if you made an honest mistake, Cool..spend 2 years in call back and he will get you back on the street.
----------------------------
John N\S, please do more posting at 3 a week to drill into these kids what is going on now in CPD. You took care of us minions on the street without fail in the old days, and you have to help one more time.

You still got it in you brother. You can be like Mary Mitchell and her three article a week of meaningless shit. But you will have more readers with facts !

I said before, John will not be around forever to guide you all. Get him while he is sharp as a tack. N/S has and made many a friend in the ranks, past and very few present. The new breed bosses are liars.

5/19/2016 02:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I don't see a problem with the Pax 501, SCC. EJ has informed the troops about the release of videos of 'questionable' behavior, and that's to be expected. Anyone who can't seem to get with the new program would best start looking around for a new line of work, it's that simple.
As far as the so-called 'examscam II,' that isn't being investigated by EJ; that's in the Inspector General's corner now. Don't go around comparing apples to oranges. It's extremely likely that nothing is going to come of the examscam II investigation, if past allegations and subsequent investigations are any indicator of present allegations. There's a much bigger issue coming, and that's a possible deluge of officers being captured on video committing indefensible acts of violence upon citizens who are either wearing restraints and who are (likely) mentally ill.
One problem will have a far greater possibility to further deteriorate the trust many people have with the CPD. Ask around, SCC. The majority of the public doesn't give a damn about who is being promoted, and under what circumstances.

Hey SUCKASS, or probably just got yourself promoted
I might as well be a dinosaur with 31 yrs. and still pushing a beat car and still making arrests when necessary, let me tell you something little boy or girl, most of the bosses today sgt's on up all the way to this idiot stuperintendent and past bosses were the main culprits in what this department is today which is a joke. A lot of these past imbeciles are the reason you young bucks are going through hell right now. Talk to any dinosaur on the job today and I bet they got tons of stories about the present and past stupervisors, hell I'm no angel either but at least I'm on my way out of this joke of a department. What you young bloods got to get in your head is to stay comatose till this shit blows over, remember back in my time there wasn't no technology to fuck you, today you're fucked with even the slightest thing you do or say. If I were just starting out today as a new PO in this type of environment I would look for another job or trade because policing is dead. It's just not worth all the aggravations of this job that is entrusted to us because we cannot police properly. God bless to all in blue, and hope you all make it to retirement like me, hopefully 5 more months....

5/19/2016 03:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CPD has particular work to do when it comes to promotions. As of March 10, 2016, CPD Sergeants were
67% white, 14% black and 16% Hispanic. Lieutenants were 78% white, 11% black and 11% Hispanic. Captains
were 70% white, 15% black and 9% Hispanic. And detectives were 64% white, 18% black and 16% Hispanic.150





5/18/2016 10:16:00 AM


Sooo, what are you trying to say? Minorities can't pass a test? That's racist man.

How about the all Hispanic Command class slid through a few years ago? The one that gave us Pena? What was the percentage of minorities given gold stars vs. whites in the last few years. Based on the percentages you just presented, they were way past "disproportionate".

Here's a crazy idea - we stop looking at race when hiring or promoting. Let's just take it off the form. How about the best and the brightest. The world will be a lot better when we stop letting unscrupulous people bludgeon us with the race card.

5/19/2016 05:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in 12/the part that used to be the 13th. People here are STILL talking about re-opening the station and want you guys back in our hood.
Don't despair about your relationship with most of the citizens-we don't enjoy getting tickets and we probably kick up our heels when we get them. But, we respect you guys and like it when you're around.
We know it's not your fault that all of this stuff is going on. Rahm is trying to diffuse the pressure on him and his anointed few and put it on CPD. That BS might work with those who need to believe it but not with the majority.
We may disagree with you from time to time but we argue among ourselves too. No one is perfect. Just keep doing the best you can by trying to keep most of us safe an arrest the bad dudes.
Sorry you're getting the heat.

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

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now this is better than cheating
whatever happened to Mcarthy's driver he made meritorious sergeant and it was found out after he graduated sergeant school that he didn't even take the sergeants test. I know he spent a couple of days working as a sergeant in the 007th district and then he was whisked away. Did they ever demote him or is he still a sergeant somewhere???? Enquiring minds want to know???? Especially with all of this promotional testing scandals going on.......

5/18/2016 11:16:00 AM

He retired and is now working for McCarthy's security company making $300,000. per year. And HE'S got a driver now!

5/19/2016 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CPD has particular work to do when it comes to promotions. As of March 10, 2016, CPD Sergeants were
67% white, 14% black and 16% Hispanic. Lieutenants were 78% white, 11% black and 11% Hispanic. Captains
were 70% white, 15% black and 9% Hispanic. And detectives were 64% white, 18% black and 16% Hispanic.150

You forgot to mention the percentage of exempt ranks that are minorities? How long to whites stay in their rank as opposed to how long the exempts stay in their rank? I suspect there are a lot more minorities in the upper echelons.

5/19/2016 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can anyone name 10 members of CPD Command Staff that did not receive one meritorious promotion ? Include Captain rank if necessary to reach 10 .

5/19/2016 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somebody ask Eddie Transit-Special point blank, get him on record regarding Lt. exam cheating scandal, sack of shit

5/19/2016 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Transparent as mud...... just like Rahm.

5/19/2016 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I don't see a problem with the Pax 501, SCC. EJ has informed the troops about the release of videos of 'questionable' behavior, and that's to be expected. Anyone who can't seem to get with the new program would best start looking around for a new line of work, it's that simple.
As far as the so-called 'examscam II,' that isn't being investigated by EJ; that's in the Inspector General's corner now. Don't go around comparing apples to oranges. It's extremely likely that nothing is going to come of the examscam II investigation, if past allegations and subsequent investigations are any indicator of present allegations. There's a much bigger issue coming, and that's a possible deluge of officers being captured on video committing indefensible acts of violence upon citizens who are either wearing restraints and who are (likely) mentally ill.
One problem will have a far greater possibility to further deteriorate the trust many people have with the CPD. Ask around, SCC. The majority of the public doesn't give a damn about who is being promoted, and under what circumstances.

Hey SUCKASS, or probably just got yourself promoted
I might as well be a dinosaur with 31 yrs. and still pushing a beat car and still making arrests when necessary, let me tell you something little boy or girl, most of the bosses today sgt's on up all the way to this idiot stuperintendent and past bosses were the main culprits in what this department is today which is a joke. A lot of these past imbeciles are the reason you young bucks are going through hell right now. Talk to any dinosaur on the job today and I bet they got tons of stories about the present and past stupervisors, hell I'm no angel either but at least I'm on my way out of this joke of a department. What you young bloods got to get in your head is to stay comatose till this shit blows over, remember back in my time there wasn't no technology to fuck you, today you're fucked with even the slightest thing you do or say. If I were just starting out today as a new PO in this type of environment I would look for another job or trade because policing is dead. It's just not worth all the aggravations of this job that is entrusted to us because we cannot police properly.

Uh, Francis, read my comment. I said exactly what you said; if those on the job today cannot adjust to the new way of policing in the millennium, they will simply need to seek out other work, before they cause themselves to either terminated or terminated and brought up on criminal charges. And by the way, I'm not a hair gel cop, I have more than 2 decades of law enforcement experience behind me. If you must resort to name calling, at least call me MR. Suckass. Peace.

5/19/2016 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You two need a piss test pronto. And the minute a front line supervisor steps on your toes, doesnt hold you slip,denies your cu, or wont ignore you blowing off jobs he is the jagoff! GFY

Do you morons truly believe that supervisors 'not holding slips, denying you CU' just started TODAY? It's been that way for decades! But guess what? We didn't walk around with such a grandiose sense of entitlement as you officers of today seem to do! T/D gets denied; Sgts. can't really hold up those slips like they used to (because they are going to be held accountable moreso now than ever for the screw-ups some of you get into while you're not at work)! STFU and deal with it, if you want banker's hours and weekends off, fill out at application at Chase of B of America!! This is the POLICE DEPARTMENT!

5/19/2016 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well then I'm sure they won't give a damn when THEIR neighborhoods run red with blood due to the lack or proactive policing.

It's been a regular occurrence for some time now. Lack of proactive policing has been occurring here in Chicago for at least the last 3 years or so. The citizens have adjusted to this, as (apparently) the police have also. Keep the line moving.

5/19/2016 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It gets so old here...anyone with a differing opinion is always assumed to be a 'merit boss' or someone who has never worked the streets. Most of the time, nothing could be further from the truth. Eddie J was a very good detective.
John Escalante was one of the better sergeants when he was assigned to OCD.
Al Wysinger was an outstanding tact officer in 011 during his patrolman days. I won't comment on their effectiveness as a boss, but don't just assume that someone wearing a gold star has no idea what it's like rolling around in uniform in a beat car in a tough district handling the craziness you guys see every day.

5/19/2016 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



....and BTW - to the 'Let junkies die' proponents: Try some compassion. You might need some one day. It's what human beings do.

Guess what I hope for you? F**k the junkies. I left my compassion on the scared star wall at 35th.

5/19/2016 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think its about time the sup gets a new chief of detectives, a new chief of staff, etc... so much lack of diversity amongst the higher ranks its pathetic...

Eddy don't be afraid to flex a little bit.

5/19/2016 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has got to stop. http://www.bettergov.org/news/no-retirement-parting-%E2%80%93-chicago-cops-draw-pensions-return-to-payroll

Notice the lack of transparency and minorities hired back to civilian posts..

totally unacceptable. Us Hispanics are left short changed as usual.

5/19/2016 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Officer Grunt said...

3:49 PM

If Alfonza had any class, he would trade in his bullsh-t Lambert Tree for a well-deserved honorable mention.

Wouldn't it be interesting if the dept. awarded a ribbon to officers for every hundred felony arrests for index crimes?

Why not? Because not one single exempt would be entitled to wear that ribbon. Meanwhile, there would be unclouted grunts wearing it with clusters.

5/19/2016 10:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really! Pardon me while I VOMIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5/21/2016 07:45:00 PM  

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