Sunday, June 19, 2016

At Least We're Not Oakland

  • Oakland lost its third police chief in eight days Friday as it struggles with allegations that a number of officers had sex with a teenage prostitute and exchanged racist text messages.

    Mayor Libby Schaaf said acting Police Chief Paul Figueroa was on the job for two days before stepping down but said his decision was not connected to the two scandals.

    However, she denounced the department’s “toxic, macho culture” and vowed to root out “the bad apples.”

    “As the mayor of Oakland, I’m here to run a police department, not a frat house,” Schaaf told a news conference Friday evening.

    Schaaf said she will not immediately appoint an acting or interim chief. Instead, the command staff will report to City Administrator Sabrina Landreth, who will be responsible for personnel and disciplinary decisions.
Teenage hookers? People need to be in prison for that crap. Text messages? On duty of off? Department phones/e-mail/Blackberries? Pay attention to this one people - you have less protections on the clock.

Three Chiefs in three days though - if the cheating scandal ever breaks into the mainstream media, along with a complete cessation of active police work and a homicide count well above 600, Eddie could be the shortest reigning supe in Chicago history.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Teenage hookers? People need to be in prison for that crap."

Looks like a bunch of fools self-selected themselves out of the department...

6/19/2016 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The recently terminated Chief of the Oakland PD, Sean Whent, was working for the DOJ for the past several months. On behalf of the DOJ he was questioning several CPD members about discipline, CR investigations, and civil rights violations; Karma is a Bitch!

6/19/2016 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it really a mayor's job to run the police force? Or, is the mayor only responsible for insuring that the PD is run fairly, honestly, and efficiently/effectively?

6/19/2016 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She said that she will change the 'disgusting culture' in the Oakland PD. Isn't this an ongoing investigation? Has anyone been found guilty of anything? What disgusting culture? I guess if a prostitute makes an accusation the mayor just takes her word for it. Guilty until proven innocent. If it turns out that the girl is lying the mayor owes the Oakland PD a huge apology or better yet should just resign. So quick to call it a disgusting culture insulting the entire department but will evade saying that at all costs about the culture of crime that wreaks havoc daily in Oakland. She's probably going to use this so called 'scandal' as a golden opportunity to appoint an all civilian board to investigate the police. Sounds like the female Rahm Emanuel.

6/19/2016 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT -- We're Close, But At Least We're Not Disney

Disturbing video emerges showing a Disney employee fending off an alligator just feet away from oblivious guests as they ride Splash Mountain

* Footage shows a man poking an alligator, directing it back to the water
* But the animal keeps trying to crawl out while visitors enjoy the ride nearby
* Two-year-old Lane Graves died on Tuesday after an alligator snatched him
* Disney employees have said they complained about guests feeding alligators in the past
* Another video shows children throwing a gator lettuce and chicken at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort


"An employee appears in the clip poking an alligator with a pole, trying to direct it back towards the water while blissfully oblivious guests ride the Splash Mountain.

"But the animal appears to be determined to crawl out onto the land..."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3648656/Disturbing-video-emerges-showing-Disney-employee-fending-alligator-just-feet-away-oblivious-guests-ride-Splash-Mountain.html

Sorry. Pay me min-wage, hand me a long swimming-pool brush or something, and tell me to go chase off a 'gator? No thank you.

That is a job for a professional hunter or fish-and-game dude with something like an 870 with the heaviest loads Brenneke makes. Thing has a brain about the size of a walnut, and you'd better hit it.

...so Disney calls the poor kid working there for the summer and gives him a stick.

What can you say?

6/19/2016 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be smart boys and girls, stay healthy and stay safe, remember. Family 1st

6/19/2016 01:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3 chiefs in one week? Holy shit that lady must be a total bitch.
Guess they're not as willing to throw people under the bus in Oakland as they are here. It mustn't be as sweet a deal as superintendent of CPD. There must be a lot of 'nice things' exchanging hands from the machine to the Superintendent for these guys to become obedient political hacks who do exactly as the mayor wants as soon as they hit the top spot.

6/19/2016 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT -- At Least We're Not Caracas -- But We're Getting There

Nearly half of Chicago residents can't afford where they live, study says

"Almost half of adults living in Chicago are spending more than they can afford on their homes or apartments, and they have dealt with the burden by taking on second jobs, moving to less safe areas, or cutting back on food or the quality of their children's education...People "are having to make enormous sacrifices" to handle housing costs...

"11 percent of households in Chicago had cut back on healthy food, and 12 percent had made cuts in health care to afford housing. Another 11 percent moved to less safe areas. Sixty-six percent of people with incomes under $40,000 noted the challenge.

"Renters are feeling the pressure much more than homeowners. About 73 percent of renters said they have had to make trade-offs in order to pay for their housing. That compares to 47 percent of homeowners who report trade-offs including building up credit card debt, moving to less safe areas, eliminating their savings for retirement or cutting back on health care.

"Almost eight years after the nation's housing crisis erupted in the Great Recession, about three-quarters of people in the Chicago area are skeptical that the housing crisis is over. Only 18 percent of people living in Chicago and 28 percent of people in the Chicago suburbs think the area has emerged from the housing crisis.

"The anxiety and concerns are a result of increasing housing costs and stagnating income...the mood reflects the fact that while people weathered the Great Recession, "they continue to make sacrifices and are not getting relief. It's become the new normal."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-macarthur-foundation-housing-crisis-worries-0616-biz-20160615-story.html

6/19/2016 02:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a job for >>> SUPER GARRY!

Faster than a speeding streetlight !

More powerful than double scotch without a chaser!

Able to leap over bodies in a single bound it's >>>

>>>SUPPER GARRY!

6/19/2016 02:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only people still even talking about the cheating scandal anymore is SCC, I hate to say it, but because every single person involved is black and connected it's not going anywhere

6/19/2016 04:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everybody will now have to give the city access to your cellphone.

6/19/2016 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a classic..........one of the Subject Matter Experts the DOJ had reviewing Chicago's policies and practices was former Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent. So Oakland isn't the only major city hiring poorly qualified, no balls bosses.

6/19/2016 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3 Jefe's is 3 dia's ???? well, long as they get full pension at Jefe rank, guess it's okay....hey, that may be the whole point to pay-off las favorita political Senoritos with the sweetest retirement packages

6/19/2016 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chief Whent is - or, I hope, was - a DOJ subject matter expert here in CPD. Nice pick DOJ.

6/19/2016 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only people still even talking about the cheating scandal anymore is SCC, I hate to say it, but because every single person involved is black and connected it's not going anywhere
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No one really cares if it was black or white cheaters. The city is so corrupt that everyone pretty much assumes every process involving the city is dirty, and it pretty much is. No one who has ever had any association with the city is one bit surprised that police testing is just as corrupt as everything else the city touches. There is not much good will come from getting offended over one of the mildest of the corruption situations. It is not like this is anything new.

6/19/2016 09:55:00 AM  
Blogger Geek4Hire said...

She said that she will change the 'disgusting culture' in the Oakland PD. Isn't this an ongoing investigation? Has anyone been found guilty of anything? What disgusting culture? I guess if a prostitute makes an accusation the mayor just takes her word for it. Guilty until proven innocent. If it turns out that the girl is lying the mayor owes the Oakland PD a huge apology or better yet should just resign. So quick to call it a disgusting culture insulting the entire department but will evade saying that at all costs about the culture of crime that wreaks havoc daily in Oakland. She's probably going to use this so called 'scandal' as a golden opportunity to appoint an all civilian board to investigate the police. Sounds like the female Rahm Emanuel.

The young lady in question posted on her Facebook page the countless times she got a "ride" home for the many officers in question. One of whom killed himself and his wife died as well from the news. This is a real sick story. Another cop had a mattress in his truck for their liasons. So keyboard terrorist yeah this is happening.

6/19/2016 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't want Oakland's troubles but when you think about it our department is pretty fucked up too.
The variables are a little different but both departments are really, really screwed up.

I sure as hell hope Eddie does go down as the shortest tenured CPD Supe in history.
Eddie has very quickly become like a fast spreading cancer to this department.
Eddie, and his clueless Lie-Tenant Nakia Fenner, must go.

Rahm never admits he's wrong and seldom corrects his mistakes.
This failed Eddie experiment is deteriorating so fast that eventually Rahm will have no choice but to pull the plug on Eddie.

6/19/2016 10:13:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

Oakland, America's left armpit. The city that wanted to teach elementary school students Ebonics as the oficial substitute for English.

You know your city is pretty f--ked up when the best thing about it is that the Hells Angels MC call it home.
[no offense meant to the Hells Angels MC :-)]

6/19/2016 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the Oakland chick. She was also a dispatcher's daugther.

http://heavy.com/news/2016/05/celeste-guap-oakland-police-cop-sex-scandal-underage-rape-victim-brendan-o-brien-facebook-page/

6/19/2016 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would rather be like Oakland. At least there the
asshole bosses know when to step down.

6/19/2016 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But check out the Sun Times this morning and white men are jumping up the ranks in the department, according to the mayor's propaganda machine

6/19/2016 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scandalous polices. This could never occur in corrupt Chicago, no matter how many times one could lick a clerks face or drive a teenie bopper across state lines. No here, not in my town, not in my community.

Btw, Gov Potatohead was on the WBBM blower this morning;
Take Charge Chicago Referendums” Would Put Term Limits on the Mayor and Elect a Consumer Advocate
CHICAGO – Pat Quinn, who served as Illinois Governor from 2009 to 2015, today launched a citywide petition drive – Take Charge Chicago – to place two binding referendums on the Chicago ballot: term limits on the Office of Mayor and direct election by voters of a Consumer Advocate to represent the city’s beleaguered consumers and taxpayers.

Could Gov. Potatohead be looking Back to the Future:
"Mayor Goldie Wilson, I like the sound of that!"
Unfortunately after Fair Valley Mayor Goldie Wilson (1977-1985) during his 2 terms, the town went down the crapper faster than Chicago, only Obama done worse to the entire nation.

6/19/2016 11:36:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

How are the Athletics doing this year?

6/19/2016 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


...so Disney calls the poor kid working there for the summer and gives him a stick.

What can you say?

6/19/2016 01:23:00 AM

For starters, I can say you're on the wrong blog.

6/19/2016 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The only people still even talking about the cheating scandal anymore is SCC, I hate to say it, but because every single person involved is black and connected it's not going anywhere"

___________________________________________

Civilian here.

Then it's time for the F.O.P. to hold a press conference and ask, in public, what is being done to investigate this matter. Contact John Kass or any other member of the media that is fair-minded and ask them to write a column. It may very well be that the issue is being deep-sixed because the alleged cheaters and/or enablers are Americans of African descent, but this is not a black vs. white issue. It's right vs. wrong, nothing more, nothing less, and it should be presented as such.

6/19/2016 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clearly, there is much more to this story. With six chiefs in five years, seems like 12 officers involved in a sex scandal is the least of their problems. I'd think that could be handled internally without taking down the whole dept. Why does a city as big and dangerous as Oakland have less than 800 sworn personnel? It would appear that LIBby doesn't have a clue.

6/19/2016 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron Forgue is on his way to Oakland!

6/19/2016 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ 0103:

The prostitute didn't tell. One of the cops who slept with her did. He committed suicide and left a note naming everyone he knew that slept with her. A couple guys were knowingly sleeping with her as a juvi. One supervisor allegedly paid her $250 for sex. They have text messages confirming that officers warned her about UC stings. Oh..and her mom and stepfather dispatch for the department.
Disgusting culture wasn't a far fetched or immature phrase.

6/19/2016 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toxic, macho culture? Frat house? I'm shocked, shocked, that these words are used to describe a police department!

6/19/2016 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pay attention to the main part of the article!! Text messages were recovered from he Officers phones

6/19/2016 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"That is a job for a professional hunter or fish-and-game dude with something like an 870 with the heaviest loads Brenneke makes. Thing has a brain about the size of a walnut, and you'd better hit it.

"...so Disney calls the poor kid working there for the summer and gives him a stick.

"What can you say?"

6/19/2016 01:23:00 AM

There are about 1.3 million alligators in FL. They recently killed an 800-pound 16-footer down there. Lived in cattle pond in middle of pasture. Had water, had beef. Rancher noticed little things -- fewer cows every week, bones laying around pond...he was walking with a pro buddy when it exploded out of the water 20 feet away. Talk about a "snap shot" followed by an adult diaper change...LOOK at this thing. Holy s__t.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3525335/Snapped-Hunters-catch-kill-15ft-800lb-alligator-eating-cows-farm.html

Usually on their bellies playing "dead tree in the mud," but when they come out at you it's like someone pulled the hydraulic "up" lever on a low-rider setup. Suddenly long legs and FAST over solid ground. Pics of them running across golf courses...martini pitchers flying everywhere...

The prehistoric walks among us...yow!

6/19/2016 07:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The prostitute didn't tell. One of the cops who slept with her did. He committed suicide and left a note naming everyone he knew that slept with her. A couple guys were knowingly sleeping with her as a juvi. One supervisor allegedly paid her $250 for sex. They have text messages confirming that officers warned her about UC stings. Oh..and her mom and stepfather dispatch for the department."

Christ Jesus.

..and the kinfolks "dispatch" what, who exactly, for the Department?

Get the mop and the Lysol. This is bad.

Oops. "Code of silence." We never say anything. I forgot.

Just don't forget "whose watch it happened on," Ms. Outraged Mayor.

Oops again.

6/19/2016 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Three Chiefs in one week. If only we could be so lucky. I would be happy if we could lose three of our jag offs in a year! Lucky them.

6/19/2016 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But check out the Sun Times this morning and white men are jumping up the ranks in the department, according to the mayor's propaganda machine


Funny its always stated that Minorities get the majority of the merit spots. FOIA request proved THAT WAS A LIE.

6/19/2016 11:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...


But check out the Sun Times this morning and white men are jumping up the ranks in the department, according to the mayor's propaganda machine


Funny its always stated that Minorities get the majority of the merit spots. FOIA request proved THAT WAS A LIE.

6/19/2016 11:28:00 PM

"It's always stated'? Um, not here, it isn't. It's been pretty consistent here on the blog that the CLOUTED get too many of those spots. The dynasty kids (and they're mostly white, those dynasties) get too many of those spots. The minorities who get the spots are generally clouted, too, just through politics and outside religious or political affiliations.

CLOUT, not color, is what's usually cited here.

6/20/2016 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry. Pay me min-wage, hand me a long swimming-pool brush or something, and tell me to go chase off a 'gator? No thank you.

That is a job for a professional hunter or fish-and-game dude with something like an 870 with the heaviest loads Brenneke makes. Thing has a brain about the size of a walnut, and you'd better hit it.

...so Disney calls the poor kid working there for the summer and gives him a stick
What can you say?

6/19/2016 01:23:00 AM

Please . . . no need to be jealous of this kid's superior union representation.

6/21/2016 03:29:00 PM  

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