Thursday, January 05, 2017

Shields to Run Again

  • Mike Shields is trying to reclaim his job as president of the Fraternal Order of Police — three years after being suspended for making the explosive charge that two police contracts handed down by an independent arbitrator had been “rigged” in the city’s favor.

    With homicides surging, police activity plummeting and morale at rock bottom, Shields said Chicago Police officers need a union that has “their back” at a time when local politicians don’t.

    Shields maintained that has not been the case under current FOP President Dean Angelo.

    “The FOP has turned into a ghost town. There is no response whatsoever . . . There’s a huge false narrative coming from Black Lives Matter, and we don’t hear a single thing in defense of police officers coming from our union,” Shields said.

    “Any police shooting right or wrong, you’re getting stripped [of police powers]. The FOP should be stepping up to the plate and defending an officer instead of just allowing the superintendent to do this.”

    Shields charged the FOP’s “silence” has left rank-and-file officers with little choice but to remain in a defensive crouch that has all but eliminated pro-active policing. They’re laying back for fear of being caught on the next YouTube video, he said.
We didn't think Shields was the guy two campaigns ago and we said so. The cuff-link gift to Rahm, the "look at me" grandstanding at the Pension Board, the office shenanigans and lawsuit, the letter. It gave off a "not ready for Prime Time" vibe. His "YouTube video" comment reeks of Special Ed's most recent press conferences, and that's a big red flag to us.

This isn't any sort of endorsement for Dean Angelo, whom we remember as Nolan's gopher back in the day before we voted out that entire slate. Angelo has been MIA most of last year and far too reticent in fighting Don O'Neill's bullshit. The last contract screwed the new kids too many ways to count and Shield's has a point about the $180 million pension "holiday" and fifteen extra years to "ramp up" what should have been done by the previous administration.

We have our doubts that Shield's has learned anything from his exile. We feel Angelo hasn't been effective. Is there a third workable choice?

(These are our opinions. Take em, leave em, whatever. We're entitled to em, same as you. If you have information that the readership should know about, post it. If you have an opinion, voice it - civilly, succinctly, non slanderously. Anything deemed by us as outside the boundaries will be summarily deleted.)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck Mike Shields, the way he walks around with his arrogant ass. He fucked us out of our real retro. He was making commanders pay with 10 years on the job and now he's hiding out in 018. What does he know about the troubles of a street copper? Oh and by the way, he too has been sucking up the vri money, even after getting a huge settlement. I VOTED FOR THIS CLOWN THE FIRST TIME, WON'T BE MAKING THE SAME MISTAKE THIS TIME AROUND.

1/05/2017 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, these are our other choices in alphabetical order: Gerry Cruz 610, Kevin W. Graham 019 and Jimmy McGuire 018. I believe Slields thinks retirees are in his back pocket and he likes to brag that he has Sheriff Clarke's phone number. SCC, you also have an excellent memory and mention Shields' stunts we've forgot about. I hate to say it, but I think we are stuck with Angelo. (An opinion).

1/05/2017 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teamsters !!!

1/05/2017 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have only attended 2 union meetings this year but during thoes meetings officers have brought to Angelos attention that in the districts they came from an overwhelming majority expressed the idea of putting up billboards throughout the city (Ohare,Midway, the Kennedy) displaying a message that will embarrass the city and specifically Emmanuel. Something that brings attention the homicide rate, the manpower shortage.. things of this nature.
When this was brought up in the 2 meetings I was present for ( may have been more) Angelo was very aggravated and annoyed that this was brought up once again during a meeting which made me think it was something he has heard several times prior.
His response was "Absolutely Not" he went on to say the Lodge felt this was a waste of money.
His response is the media is not giving him a fair shake when it comes time for his explaining of our side of the story. There is No reason billboards should not be displayed... something negative about the city would bring the media to the doorstep of the FOP seeking an explanation.
Then he can use the opportunity to say something!
The Lodge is supposed to represent us many officers feel that they have not even come remotely close
Dean is weak and he needs to be replaced his lack of effort speaks volumes

1/05/2017 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it's Shields vs Angelo I'm voting for Shields. And I did not vote for Shields last time. May not be the right choice but I will take my chances that maybe he has learned from past mistakes. But mostly I can't stand the current regime. I hate voting against a candidate rather than voting for a candidate. If someone else pops, a third party , I'm all ears. But I won't vote for Angelo

1/05/2017 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike:
I know you're reading this. Don't. Just don't. Trust this blog page. A lot of people will talk shit on here. Hell, some of it will probably be true.

In the end, you fucked up. Dougherty & friends threw you under the bus, but Dougherty wasn't smart enough to send the letter himself, so fuck Dougherty too.

Again Mike, don't do it. You'll get eaten alive.

1/05/2017 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many will actually bother to vote?

1/05/2017 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike is full of shit. He talks a big game but behind closed doors he's only about helping himself and those in his circle. I've known him a long time. He also really likes money and wants that $190,000 a year salary back and all the other hook ups that comes with being FOP pres. Angelo is garbage. I voted for Plebanski. It would be a huge mistake to put Shields back in office.

1/05/2017 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask your former and now aspiring to be future FOP prez how many months a year he takes off for his bullshit recurring IOD. The guy works only 6 months a year. The rest is spent on the medical. He learned the scam well when he was prez. Not exactly the kind of guy you want representing the members who are showing up 5 days a week getting shit on.

1/05/2017 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll vote for whomever gets rid of this fucking residency rule so I don't have to live in Shitcago anymore. We are like what? The only major city, besides one or two others, in the whole country that still has the residency rule? I don't know what the fucking problem is, but get rid of it!

Our union watch rep in my district is useless. Like a little bitch, he claims it will never go away. He then blathers on about his property value dropping. This 'Veteran,' officer, was also the same one that preached to the district that the 4 and 2 schedule was going to be terrible, it would ruin furloughs, and everyone would hate it. What an idiot.

I've heard the same old tired excuses for why we shouldn't lift residency. It's all doom and gloom 'what if?' scenarios from scaredy cat coppers that probably voted for Hillary because they feared the unknown with Trump.

1/05/2017 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous outside lookin' in said...

My take (From the outside lookin' in):

The status quo NEEDS to be changed! The F in FOP stands for Flaccid.

Shields had the right idea and had some "good intentions", but he failed. Why did he fail?

Yes, he was "dazzled" by the position and did not do everything right - but was he supported OR torpedoed by those who were also at FOP? The answer was, he was torpedoed.

His intention today? Is he more mature?

He KNOWS he was on the right track, but his actions (and inactions) in the past do not make him "the alternative" to choose.

Did he learn from his mistakes? Is he more mature now? You have to ask that. (Give him credit that he at least stood up the first time and said "something is rotten" in here.)

That being said, there DOES need to be an alternative to the status quo because the status quo is not cutting it.

In addition to that, the "status quo" is only looking out for themselves. Period.

A third candidate needs to be selected and run hard. You DO need change. Keeping who you have will not do anyone any good and your dues are a colossal waste of money.

If no third candidate shows up, then it is between Shields and Dean. Like in so many Elections, who is the lesser of two evils. Or, lesser of two incompetents?

Why don't you run, SCC?

1/05/2017 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believed, and still do, that Shields had what it takes when we elected him. Only his visions and efforts were stymied by the previous regime which still held the lions share of the board positions. They were openly and consistently hostile towards Mike and his runningmates whenever they crossed paths campaigning. They were both libelous and slanderous past the good natured "mud slinging" expected during campaigning. Hell, Rich Aguilar admitted to constructing and maintaining the anti-Shields blog when called out on it during the transition after the election. They didn't like Shields from the get-go because they feared the upset of their applecart.

They were and still are what's wrong with our "union", that is they're either complacently ignorant or out right in bed with The Machine. Mike wanted to rock the boat with the sincere intentions of changing the lodge's status quo in the membership's best interests, only the old guard wasn't having anything of the sort. Hence the orchestrated "letter" debacle, which unfortunately for Mike he took hook, line and sinker. Put it this way: if the old regime WASN'T culpable (not to mention the State FOP - also found complicit in the conspiracy) THEY'D NEVER HAD AGREED TO A SETTLEMENT IN THE SUIT SHIELDS BROUGHT AGAINST THEM. Quick to settle when the attorneys motion toward preserving and forensically tearing apart FOPs servers for fruits of the crime (ain't that right Rich A., Bill D., Jim "Mo" M., Kevin "Hedgehog" G.?)

I will be voting for Mike again, as will many, many coppers and retirees - more than most people would imagine, I'd bet. . He's not afraid to open his mouth and call a spade a spade. He took his lumps (and those that should've been reserved for the rest of the crew involved) for fucking up "the letter". He's not keen on allowing city hall to control our hall, which is why they'll again be scrambling to discredit him before the race even starts.

FOP is another swamp that is long overdue for a draining. Mike tried once and was stopped dead in his tracks by the powers that be. Here's to hoping his sophomore attempt is more successful.

1/05/2017 02:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope he wins at least he called out the mayor, was vocal , put ads on busses and trains about how understaffed we are, organized the march and isnt in bed with anyone. He's got balls unlike the current administration. He's got balls unlike any past administration. He just needs the entire crew on board not like last time when the backstabbers sabotaged him. Good luck Mike!!!! You got my vote, just don't be a sucker and let them fool you a second time.

1/05/2017 03:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear that Kevin Graham from 019 is Running. Any thoughts

1/05/2017 03:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sure hope a third viable candidate appears.
These will be the most contentious contract negotiations to date and we'll need firm leadership not wishy washy pansies.

1/05/2017 03:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are more Po s running than Dean or Shieds so yes there are other options. Look into the others. When the FOP lost a lawsuit, didn't that take away money from its members? Was that in the interest of the union or benefit someone?

1/05/2017 03:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Biggest do nothing cop on this job. Has NEVER been the police. Gifted, rich kid who cost working police money. Hated by everyone. Please run.

1/05/2017 04:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After working for Cpd, damn there are too many ways to gut a fish

1/05/2017 04:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a definite 3rd choice which should be your 1st And ONLY choice . His name is Jimmy McGuire . Jimmy writes more grievances and has a working knowledge of the contract and is honest . That separates him from the rest of the candidates . Dean Angelo made a back room deal with Greg Bella , Ray Casiano and Tom Mcdonagh in the last election and basically lied from the get go . His lies include :
1. He never promised anything to Mcdonagh or Bella .
2. Dean would keep the elected official as Field Reps when he was elected .
Dean immediately replaced Frank DeMaria ( 2nd Vp ) and Dan Gorman (3rd Vp ) , with Tim Mcdonagh who he previously had " not
Made promises with .
3. Dean promised to hire an attorney who worked for Joe Roddy as the main attorney but rehired Dan Herbert who was previously fired
By the previous FOP president .
4. Dean promised to have Six month reviews of all Field Reps and replace them if they were incompetent . Never Had ONE!
5. Dean promised to "cut his salary " by the amount of money he was receiving from his "Disability pension !"
6. Dean steered all of the Health insurance to Dan Herbert's college roommate .

WE need someone who will look out for all of OUR best interests and not THEIR own . WE need a LEADER and not another politician . We have enough of them ! WE need a President who will not be having breakfast with the MAYOR the day after the FOP election or sitting in a skybox at the UNITED CENTER or SOX PARK on opening day selling us out .
JIM MCGUIRE Is not affiliated with the past regimes that have occupied 1412 W. Washington . Time to vote out Dean and his lies and have a President that will STAND UP for All of US !!!!!



1/05/2017 04:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a definite 3rd choice which should be your 1st And ONLY choice . His name is Jimmy McGuire . Jimmy writes more grievances and has a working knowledge of the contract and is honest . That separates him from the rest of the candidates . Dean Angelo made a back room deal with Greg Bella , Ray Casiano and Tom Mcdonagh in the last election and basically lied from the get go . His lies include :
1. He never promised anything to Mcdonagh or Bella .
2. Dean would keep the elected official as Field Reps when he was elected .
Dean immediately replaced Frank DeMaria ( 2nd Vp ) and Dan Gorman (3rd Vp ) , with Tim Mcdonagh who he previously had " not
Made promises with .
3. Dean promised to hire an attorney who worked for Joe Roddy as the main attorney but rehired Dan Herbert who was previously fired
By the previous FOP president .
4. Dean promised to have Six month reviews of all Field Reps and replace them if they were incompetent . Never Had ONE!
5. Dean promised to "cut his salary " by the amount of money he was receiving from his "Disability pension !"
6. Dean steered all of the Health insurance to Dan Herbert's college roommate .

WE need someone who will look out for all of OUR best interests and not THEIR own . WE need a LEADER and not another politician . We have enough of them ! WE need a President who will not be having breakfast with the MAYOR the day after the FOP election or sitting in a skybox at the UNITED CENTER or SOX PARK on opening day selling us out .
JIM MCGUIRE Is not affiliated with the past regimes that have occupied 1412 W. Washington . Time to vote out Dean and his lies and have a President that will STAND UP for All of US !!!!!



1/05/2017 05:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't represent CPD when you have never been through working cops problems. It is hurtful to police who work hard every day in depressed areas and don't have the benefits of the entitled like him. It's hard or impossible to find a cop on this job who knows him who has anything good to say about him. 018. Really? He speaks for the working police? His resume as a cop is why people can't stand him. Remember his payout that he brags about. But this is what we have on this job.

1/05/2017 05:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck em both, two bits punk no shows. I am voting for as a write in - "Dear Leader , Kim yum-nong" strong man from North Korea. He will gut the juice out of the hall. He will have the members of the new FOP storm the doors of city hall.
Vote for "Dear Leader" for mayor too, change will come, crime will seize day one.

1/05/2017 05:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT, have family issue at O'Hare that needs police response. Any good coppers out there anymore I can contact for help?

1/05/2017 05:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He cost all of us actual cash because of his arrogance, sorry Mike, time to work a new angle.

1/05/2017 05:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dean got us good again..... He sold us stupid retired copper' on Aetna, the MD' and drug store for scrips told us it was no good. Now FOP says that they are done on the insurance for retires. Call Aetna !!!!
Dean needs to go to jail for this scam of the elderly.

1/05/2017 05:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He wants the money and he knows he might be able to win. He knows no one likes useless Dean, so he figures he's got a good shot. There's definitely enough blame to be spread around with "the letter," but the lion's share of that blame falls on Shields. He fucked up, regardless of who else could have fixed it. It's not like he didn't know about the letter due to some secret plan to sabotage him. The sabotage couldn't have occurred if he just did what he was supposed to do. The FOP isn't about cops helping cops. It's about the FOP helping themselves. It's all politics and money, and none of it takes into account what is best for the guys and girls on the street. Shields was great at getting his voice heard and speaking out to support the troops. Dean is nonexistent in comparison on this aspect of the job. Dean doesn't think it's part of his job. If he wanted to be heard, he'd get the airtime. He's basically in hiding until something egregious happens that forces him to come out and say something, but then he stops short of saying what actually needs to be said. He's weak, disconnected, and doesn't do enough to support the members. Shields is probably the better option, but somewhere there's a third choice that has to be better than either of these two fuck-ups. If Shields lost the ego, he'd probably do just fine. The main problem with these elections is the same old names keep rotating in and out through the revolving door and nothing ever really changes for the better. It's like the members are afraid to pick someone new out of fear that they can't do the job because they've never done it before. If too many old names stay in place, you get the same old shit. Introduce some new blood while keeping a few of the guys who really know their jobs there.

1/05/2017 05:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote for Marty Prieb. He is already on his own standing up for the police. Imagine what he could do in the FOP. He has taken on Northwestern professors and the bias media.

1/05/2017 05:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teamsters is the only way to go without getting screwed!

1/05/2017 05:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll vote for whomever gets rid of this fucking residency rule so I don't have to live in Shitcago anymore. We are like what? The only major city, besides one or two others, in the whole country that still has the residency rule? I don't know what the fucking problem is, but get rid of it!

I wholeheartedly agree. There is NO reason why we cannot win this in a lawsuit. None. Why is every other fucking union successful in getting their members out of residency across the country? I'll tell you why. Because their presidents arent in bed with the mayor. I guarentee you there is a meeting between every incoming FOP president and the mayor and a deal is worked out to take care of the president down the road if he never brings it up. There is no other reason why residency should exist. The list of other city departments that have had it lifted is amazing. Fuck my property value. I dont wanna fucking live here.

1/05/2017 05:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone that brings up lifting residency has my vote.

1/05/2017 05:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can bet Shields will do a lot better job than dean. This next contract will be the most important contract yet with Rahm and the activist acting our discipline. And all over a false narrative too. Dean better ask for the world if we give up anything. For starters, no more 29 years to max out. That's BS and way to long on this job. Most departments are 20-25 years. Bring it down to 25 years. Also no more waiting til year 25 years to reach top pay. Should be 15 years at the most. How about more vacation days? How about 80% on the pension? How about the 10hr day for everyone? The main focus should be lowering the max to 25 years along with big pay increases.

1/05/2017 05:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many meetings do I need to have attended in order to be eligible to run?

1/05/2017 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 1:31 AM, they will never get rid of the residency rule. Chicago is a unique beast that will 100% go to shit if it is lifted. It will never go away. Even though I would love to leave this shit hole too. We and CFD and other working class folks are the only thing holding what little integrity of the city has left. Values will skyrocket downward if it is lifted.

And SCC I hope to god there is a third option. We share your opinion.
-beat cop

1/05/2017 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know we are in T R O U B L E if Donahue, Dougherty or AguiLIAR come back!!!

1/05/2017 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Shields has my vote. The huge information billboards to inform the public, ads on the CTA trains and buses and marching on the hall took balls. He's good by me.

1/05/2017 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'll vote for whomever gets rid of this fucking residency rule so I don't have to live in Shitcago anymore. We are like what? The only major city, besides one or two others, in the whole country that still has the residency rule? I don't know what the fucking problem is, but get rid of it!

Our union watch rep in my district is useless. Like a little bitch, he claims it will never go away. He then blathers on about his property value dropping. This 'Veteran,' officer, was also the same one that preached to the district that the 4 and 2 schedule was going to be terrible, it would ruin furloughs, and everyone would hate it. What an idiot.

I've heard the same old tired excuses for why we shouldn't lift residency. It's all doom and gloom 'what if?' scenarios from scaredy cat coppers that probably voted for Hillary because they feared the unknown with Trump."

YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!

1/05/2017 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teamsters. Not another copper trying to boost his pension.

1/05/2017 06:40:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Too bad Trump is busy.

1/05/2017 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The worst FOP President in history. Period.

1/05/2017 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shields supports: please list the accomplishments Mike Shields had while FOP President. I don't care what others did or did not due. I want to see what you have to say that he actually accomplished while FOP President

1/05/2017 07:05:00 AM  
Blogger ANOV said...

-Do nothing & say nothing FOP president, not again.


I'm voting for Shields

1/05/2017 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you vote Deano you are asking to continue the current LACK of leadership and officer needs. Yo would a also further his personal agenda. If you vote Mikey you have gained a voice that has already burned this body in obvious fashion and again carries too many issues from his prior reign. If you vote Cruiser you are begging for untold and unimaginable series of failures as according to those of us who have known him over twenty five years on this job. Demonstrations of inability to take serious issues seriously. Poor direction and inability to complete tasks. Selfmade statements of power and politic aspirations are abundant and aggressive without forethought and knowledge of consequences.
Unfortunately of these three way too much in the minus column.
Still reviewing the other two.
Dyla Hata

1/05/2017 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Shields wasn't railroaded by anyone. That was the rhetoric that Dean's group put together in the last election. Go back to the letter Mike's secretary wrote. She claims he was told by several board members and Mike lied and said he sent it in. This goof made $190,000 and would come in the office at 10:00am and leave by 2:00pm. He lied in yesterdays article. He did not win his lawsuit. He lost the whistle blower portion of the lawsuit and was given $21,600 by the jury because Dean did't put him on the board as the immediate past president. He lied to you then, he lied to you yesterday and he will lie straight to your face tomorrow.

In a why it would be ironic to see him beat Dean as Dean Sr and Dean Jr helped him remain in FOP when he was suspended instead of expelled. There votes in favor of Shields helped Mike's come back! LOL

1/05/2017 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know who Cruz, Merck or McGuire are. Graham I've met and believe he could do a good job. But Shields and Angelo have got to go.

1/05/2017 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Shield is a just not a good guy for the job. I never worked with him and don't know how he is on the street. I do remember an incident with illegal guns in his friends mansion and his name being part of the story. To say he learned his lesson would be an over statement. The only thing he learned was that it is a lot harder to live on his current pay than it was when he was collecting commanders level. I think Dean has done a good job and that's what I hear in the district. There will always be the guys that want change and will try to dirty up whoever to get it. Mike should remember that he was an elected trustee on the pension fund when a lot of our money wasn't collected. We need stability going into this contract and I don't want to risk my last 6 years with a guy that has proved he can't handle the job. Mike should stay in 018 and do his job first.

1/05/2017 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a moron. Fooled me once but not again

1/05/2017 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much was the pay out to him for the lawsuit?

If he returns the total sum of what he got suing the FOP lodge 7 then he may have had a chance?
But again another FOP relic trying to get his piece of that juicy union money because working for a living sucks.

1/05/2017 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can the state lodge take over?

1/05/2017 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just so you all know Kevin graham and Martin prieb are running together on a ticket for president and Vice President. In my mind any ticket with Martin prieb is the way to go. He should be president not vice but it will be good to have him in our union.

1/05/2017 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a great 3rd person to run. He's completely different than Angelo or Shields. He's very smart, has great ideas, has been attending union meetings for a long time and actually cares about police officers. Brock Merck will get my vote if he decides to run. If you don't know him, meet him and have a conversation with him. No ego at all. One of the most helpful and knowledgeable police officers I've ever met on this job. At least listen to him and give him a chance.


1/05/2017 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does shields have any kids on the job that are in need of a promotion?

1/05/2017 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's the same ole same ole same ole bs guys running.
Some of these people have been involved with the FOP for decades.
We need someone smart, knows the contract inside and out, knows the state laws pertaining to police involved issues, willing to stand up to city hall and the CPD administration, respond to the rank and file in a timely manner. Someone willing to ACTUALLY work for the people that are paying your salaries. I could go on.

The current admin at FOP has done little or nothing for its members.
The previous admin thought that the members dues were there to buy cashmere sweaters emblazoned with FOP, new office furniture, and cars. Along with the legal bs with the secretary, Geiger, the letter, etc.

And active members need to Actually step up and vote or shut their mouths about who is running the FOP.
When more retiree's vote than active members, that is a problem.


1/05/2017 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I'll vote for whomever gets rid of this fucking residency rule so I don't have to live in Shitcago anymore. We are like what? The only major city, besides one or two others, in the whole country that still has the residency rule? I don't know what the fucking problem is, but get rid of it!

Our union watch rep in my district is useless. Like a little bitch, he claims it will never go away. He then blathers on about his property value dropping. This 'Veteran,' officer, was also the same one that preached to the district that the 4 and 2 schedule was going to be terrible, it would ruin furloughs, and everyone would hate it. What an idiot.

I've heard the same old tired excuses for why we shouldn't lift residency. It's all doom and gloom 'what if?' scenarios from scaredy cat coppers that probably voted for Hillary because they feared the unknown with Trump.

1/05/2017 01:31:00 AM

Lift residency say goodbye to Mt. Greenwood and Edison Park there won't be a decent neighborhood left in Chicago.

1/05/2017 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear that Kevin Graham from 019 is Running. Any thoughts

He will say anything to get elected to anything. No brains he is a Dougherty Donahue stooge. That is all.

1/05/2017 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If it's Shields vs Angelo I'm voting for Shields. And I did not vote for Shields last time. May not be the right choice but I will take my chances that maybe he has learned from past mistakes. But mostly I can't stand the current regime. I hate voting against a candidate rather than voting for a candidate. If someone else pops, a third party , I'm all ears. But I won't vote for Angelo
1/05/2017 12:45:00 AM
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I agree.

The current admin at FOP DOES NOT have the backs of the rank and file.
If you were involved in any incident over the past three years on the job you would know this.
It takes them days upon days to respond that "they can't do anything for you"
What the hell !
It's like they are afraid of just don't care.
Now that it's election time, now they care? I don't think so and can't take another three years of this same sit back do nothing FOP admin.

If it's between Shields and Angelo = Shields has my vote.

1/05/2017 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Mike is in over his head again. Remember, he was serving on the pension board, running Jetty Security and playing FOP Prez, at the same time. He wasn't focused the last time and failed to dedicate his full-time to the most important job: FOP. Let's not forget his epic failure to send the Contract Letter which cost us our Retro. Also, his former secretary said he rather spend his time shopping at Nordstom Rack than fighting for us. I will vote for anyone other than Mike Shields. Is Preib running?

- X76

1/05/2017 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Theres a a different guy in 018 who is vocal and would absolutely have our backs and hes likable. I personally have asked him to run but apparently he hasn't been to enough meetings to qualify. Probably exactly why we don't have any real viable people running, most of us don't get to enough meetings and can't run

1/05/2017 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shields is delusional. He didn't send the letter, didn't attend any of the contract negotiations, he let Dougherty negotiate the contract. His plan was a term at FOP then a term as Alderman then the State Senate. It all went to hell because of his arrogance. His game plan was just get the minute sound bite and everything will take care of itself. Lies and half truths only carry you so far. He didn't get a dime because he was right he got money from the State FOP because Kevin Graham Dougherty and Donahue couldn't remove him from office by the rules. The money he got from Lodge 7 was for legal fees, a jury did not give him one cent. Fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me. Bye Mikey.

1/05/2017 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is only one question.....who does Rahm want

1/05/2017 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI he has close to 15 years experience. At this point Shields can't do any worse than what we have. State fop admitted wrong doing okay. Part last president who conspired with out Union officers to illegally remove shields. Ted admitted this in his deposition. The only thing our did in lawsuit was argue about how much Shields was entitled to because his win was not guaranteed. So I willing to give this guy a try again. After what he's been through, the guy still wants to stand up for cops more power to him and he has my vote.

1/05/2017 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous near north crier said...

Where do the resumes get sent for turd watch park car and the Hubbard Street footsie post?

1/05/2017 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many will actually bother to vote?

1/05/2017 12:59:00 AM

Vote? I thought the ballot was a bumper sticker. Threw it out because there was no adhesive.

1/05/2017 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the $120,000.00 plus he received when he sued the FOP? That's the members money! Shields didn't do the one most important job he was responsible to do, renegotiate the contract. He admitted the he alone was responsible and did not send the letter. This alone is responsible for every member losing approximately 2% of their salary a year for every year they work and then a % or their pension when they retire. That shit adds up. He obviously is interested in enriching himself as seen through the lawsuit. If he really was smart he would have sued for an apology and $1.00. Now that would be something the membership would take notice of. When he won the election he went in like a bull in a china shop and got rid of everyone, lawyers, insurance brokers and staff. He's a very paranoid individual. I'm no fan of Angelo but I think we need new blood.

1/05/2017 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you really want a guy (Shields) that goes to the gym and hits on a woman only to be rejected then returns later on duty in uniform to further press the matter and it results in a CR#? This guy is a total self minded, self centered idiot who was best suited for the pension fund end of story. If you do not like the current leadership just remember FOP is not a union, unions have the right to strike. YOU have a collective bargaining unit who negotiates compensation.

1/05/2017 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well absolutely no fri kin way am I voting the current guy in for another term. What has he done. Tell me, one thing even, that he has done since he's taken office to help the members. I'm at a loss.
The sheilds experiment failed miserably. Maybe people were sabotaging him, maybe not. But I'm not willing to gamble on that whole scene again. No way!
I'm looking for someone fresh.
I hear graham is running, but he's been around the union for the last how many years. Kind of seems like the same ol crew to me. The problem is most of us want someone new, but to not fuck it up you almost must have some experience working there otherwise how does the average beat guy know what to do once they get in there. Hence the letter fiasco.
Anyone think that graham has what it takes to fight city hall and get the message out that we are not the bad guys.

1/05/2017 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard marty Preib is running for a Vice President spot I believe. Wish the guy would've ran for prez, he would've had my vote for sure.

1/05/2017 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

STOP IT already about the local media and fair shake. Take it to the NATIONAL STAGE Dean. Fox news and Jeanine Pirro both love Sheriff Clark and Arpaio and they are on every week. I know they would give you a platform. I mentioned this to Kevin Kilmer when he addressed out roll call a few months ago. Time for an aggressive leader, the troops are ready. Time to get rid of FOP dead weight.

1/05/2017 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear that Kevin Graham from 019 is Running. Any thoughts
1/05/2017 03:12:00 AM

I have dealt with Kevin Graham, he seems knowledgeable and he helped me out on a bullshit police contract violation the dept. wanted to screw me over on, instead I won my beef!

I was NOT even in his unit and the guy helped me out, with information and procedures!

He gets my vote over Dean and Mike, any day!

1/05/2017 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll try absolutely anyone instead of another 4 years of Angelo. This has been the worst 4 years to be a cop in history. They are instituting all kinds of new policy and demands against us and there seems to be no fight from our union. Zero! Officers getting stripped left and right. Left to rot at call back. No thank you! Give me someone new. It can't be worse.

1/05/2017 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 words Marty Prieb! It's his for the taking! No more recycling we need people with "testicular fortitude" at the top! If not Marty will be forced to vote shields.

1/05/2017 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shields

No funding way in hell am I voting for this chump. How can I vote for a guy who makes very good money working for one of the biggest EMMANUEL backers the LABKons, from General Iron.

He makes a boat load of $$ from them so does anyone really believe MIKEY SHIELDS will not tow the line when it comes to following the mayor. Follow the money people. SHIELDS is an egomaniac who can't just be a police officer. Hell, he doesn't even know how to do that either. He had his chance and fucked up BIG TIME. to all the "posters" on here saying he has balls or calls out this person or whatever well....let's just say BULLSHIT to all those comments.

Bad move mikey. I'm not voting for SHIELDS. That would be like voting for CLINTON.


1/05/2017 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe if shields would learn to be a cop I'd vote for him. The guy doesn't even know the basics. Big mouth who thinks he knows it all. Caused more problems at FOP in my 28 years on the job than no other. Took away my retro and blamed everyone else, but himself.

Bye bye mikey.....enjoy the beat car. I hear you like to play injured so you can milk the medical. No to shields!

1/05/2017 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone please post the letter from Mike's hand chosen executive secretary. Just in case anyone is really thinking about voting for Shields.

1/05/2017 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You would think Shields would have learned the first time around. What a disaster this guy was, currently and will continue to be in the future.

Angelo, like him or not has done more for the members and retiree's. How soon members forget the positive results with issues that were presented to the FOP Board.

As for Graham, as the saying goes..."If his lips are moving, he's lying". Back stabber for the word GO!

Brack Merak: absolutely clueless, no common sense and runs for anything. Needs to prove to himself he's the "man".

1/05/2017 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's with all these goofs that are sucking up already saying he has balls or he calls.out so and so. So the duck what?! I'll take Angelo over this goof.

Sorry Mike but the 4 friends you have will not win this election for you.

You fooled me once.....not gonna happen again buddy. Stick to working at that scrap metal place in 018. Hear they pay real good.


1/05/2017 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No way am I voting for DRAMA QUEEN SHIELDS.


Just go away mike. Try making Sgt. Oh that's right you bombed that test. Oops.


1/05/2017 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I voted against ever incumbent last time and I will continue doing it until I feel the FOP is doing their job in standing up for us against the media and city and having our backs instead of letting us being the scapegoat for everything. I loved how this FOP sent out their endorsements for the election and one of the many "winners" they chose were Kwame Raoul and a bunch of other cop haters. I also thought they coward away from endorsing Trump and layed the blame on the National FOP in case Trump didnt win. We need people in there that have a backbone, and if that can't be found, we need a union who understands the role of a union like the teamsters instead of coppers trying to get a pay bump.

1/05/2017 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bitch about Mike, but at least he'd call you back, this group of FOP reps do nothing!! Greg Bella would be my pick, the only one that works!

1/05/2017 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Fuck Mike Shields, the way he walks around with his arrogant ass. He fucked us out of our real retro. He was making commanders pay with 10 years on the job and now he's hiding out in 018. What does he know about the troubles of a street copper? Oh and by the way, he too has been sucking up the vri money, even after getting a huge settlement. I VOTED FOR THIS CLOWN THE FIRST TIME, WON'T BE MAKING THE SAME MISTAKE THIS TIME AROUND.
1/05/2017 12:17:00 AM

Sounds like you have a hard on for him. Arrogant can also mean that hes outgoing or willing to talk to people ,unlike you who probably walks the hall way like a jagoff. Him making commanders pay , well that came with the position. Working in 18, well thats because thats were he is assigned. He did work in 011 before making it to 18 in a bid, so you might wanna check youre sources tbere as well. And what does he know abiut the troubles of a street copper , probably more than Dean Angelo, whens the last time he made a traffic stop or an arrest. And as far as VRI, many other officers also signed up. Sounds to me that youre going to make a big mistake this time by not voting foe him.

1/05/2017 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any shitbrick moron with an ounce of brain matter would laugh at the thought of voting Shields again. This asshole has to file paperwork for the contract, which is so important to so many coppers, and he failed to do that. Him and all the rats in at the last time, fuck you. I think it someone knew what to do but they fucked the contract to spite Shields. Guess what? That fucked all of us.

1/05/2017 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I called the FOP a few days ago because I haven't received my fop book yet. They told me that a lot of them are coming back from 60655 (Mt. Greenwood) and they say they are undeliverable. Has anyone from there looked into why they are coming back from Mt Greenwood's shithead post office or it just a coincidence that this is happening in black lives matter most hated neighborhood..

1/05/2017 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Sun-Times said he was suspended from the FOP for three years! SO CAN HE EVEN RUN?

1/05/2017 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just can't vote for him again. Thrown under the bus or not, his short stint at FOP was disappointing. I'm voting for the person who represents the blue shirts the best, not the retiree's, not the dick's and not the Sup or the mayor. I want a person who is not afraid to shake things up and has the best interests of P.O's.

1/05/2017 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a retiree and I can't see how any one active or retired could think about voting for this guy. Mike Shields sued us. He sued the FOP which means he sued us. Shields lost the suit and was given the stipend as immediate past president on the board. He took your dues money. Think about that every time you see that punk on the street.

1/05/2017 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are not a hard worker on the job, how can you be a good choice to represent the department as head of the union? Where and when has he ever displayed a work ethic?

1/05/2017 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shields should be the last one speaking up for us. His previous group of Dorothy, Donahue and the rest did not do us any favors, only costing us $$$$$$. It was a big party for them at our expense.

1/05/2017 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kevin Graham????? My father said; if have nothing good to say,then say nothing.

1/05/2017 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need a person with a "no fucks" attitude and say it like it is.

1/05/2017 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheehan 008

1/05/2017 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Fool me once, shame on you...
Fool me TWICE?"

Come what may of the Kid Shields
versus the old f(l)op regime debacle,
there is still no one putting forth an
agenda of defending and punching
back against the city, the media and
those who seek to harm Policemen
and their interests solely because it's
Policemen and their interests.

Let's be real... Everyone is rejoicing
over the fact that Policemen have
been grasped by the ankles and
snatched a goodly many rungs down
the social hierarchy ladder while the
hyper violent death-lovers, active
non-contributors, social program leeches,
illegal immigrants/avowed non-assimilationists
are absorbing every spare taxpayer dime.

Meanwhile, the mayor of this city was bragging
and feeling real necessary about finally succeeding
in stripping medical benefits from retirees and widows
so that he can then turn around and give the monies
represented by those LAWFULLY EARNED benefits
to the relentlessly breeding, protected demographics
he needs to turn out and return him to office for
subsequent terms.

Ignoring all the hard and pointy questions about
his political brand and products being a horrible
mis-fit for this city of neighborhoods in addition
to being seen as a toxic failure nationally.

Rahm has dueling allegiances to the Gold Coast/North Shore
corporate titans & phony charity money-laundering cabal
whose feigned interest in all things Chicago centers around
only those things that will enrich THEM.

Rahm's other allegiance is to the noisy horde he panders to.

And then there's us deplorables that Rahm has no use for
other than as a source of sustenance for the horde.

Nothing more aggravating than seeing your own
hard earned treasure being weaponized and used
against you.

Well... There are those accusations of racism and
being a deplorable and an insensitive some-kind-of-phobe.



1/05/2017 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous outside lookin' in said...
My take (From the outside lookin' in):

The status quo NEEDS to be changed! The F in FOP stands for Flaccid.

Shields had the right idea and had some "good intentions", but he failed. Why did he fail?

Yes, he was "dazzled" by the position and did not do everything right - but was he supported OR torpedoed by those who were also at FOP? The answer was, he was torpedoed.

His intention today? Is he more mature?

He KNOWS he was on the right track, but his actions (and inactions) in the past do not make him "the alternative" to choose.

Did he learn from his mistakes? Is he more mature now? You have to ask that. (Give him credit that he at least stood up the first time and said "something is rotten" in here.)

That being said, there DOES need to be an alternative to the status quo because the status quo is not cutting it.

In addition to that, the "status quo" is only looking out for themselves. Period.

A third candidate needs to be selected and run hard. You DO need change. Keeping who you have will not do anyone any good and your dues are a colossal waste of money.

If no third candidate shows up, then it is between Shields and Dean. Like in so many Elections, who is the lesser of two evils. Or, lesser of two incompetents?

Why don't you run, SCC?

1/05/2017 01:58:00 AM

Shields is an incompetent moron.

1/05/2017 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I refuse to vote for Shields. Dean is a disaster. Is there no one else with half a brain?

1/05/2017 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. It's like Deja Vu. 2 imbeciles running for President of the USA and now 2 imbeciles running for Prez of the FOP.

A world full of intelligent people and this is who we get to pick from.

Shields over Angelo any day.

Angelo is not cut out for this.

1/05/2017 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I attended every meeting last year and only saw Mike at one of them. Does he even have the required meeting to run? Also the same old names Mark Donahue ( when's enough enough Mark) Rich Aquliar, And my personal favorite Kenny ( I never miss a meal ) Hauser!
Voting for Kevin Graham!

1/05/2017 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surprised Suntimes gave him a interview. Pay him no attention.
But I'm still waiting for him to "Hold Rahm's feet to the Fire".
There will be some FOP pre-election campaigning and he's going to promise (again) to beat down the mayor.
Guess we can expect that line to be resurrected.

1/05/2017 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WeeZee cheats on Lt exam , nothing happens,WeeZee crashes 3 Dept cars while Lt, nothing happens, no reprimand , no tickets, no taking time,where is IG, where is IAD are they sleeping?

1/05/2017 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The buzz at HQ ReRun gone by April.hush hush and on the QT

1/05/2017 12:10:00 PM  
Blogger 011 2nd Watch DOG said...

Who ever can get rid of furlough by watch and go back to the old ways has my vote.
765B

1/05/2017 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone even entertaining the thought of voting for this immature pathetic moron again needs their head examined.

1/05/2017 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shields needs to go away. He is a spoiled arrogant product of the machine.

1/05/2017 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we didn't lose health insurance under him
Micky didn't forgive a $23,000,000 loan to the city
run Micky run

1/05/2017 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't believe it will make any difference who runs the FOP. Our union has always been in bed with the city one way or another. Our city is already sliding into a Detroit like cesspool along with a mortally wounded police dept.

1/05/2017 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask Mike Shields how much not sending the letter in on time cost the members in legal fees in appeals to the labor board and then in state court regarding not sending the letter in on time. Ask Mike Shields the cumulative amount he saved the city by fucking the members out of their earned pay increase that should have been retroactive. Mike Shields acknowledged at the General Meeting on Tuesday that the letter due to the city the following week would be sent by the weekend when questioned by a member at the microphone. For all those shields suck holes who claim everyone else in the office threw him under the bus your narrative is the same bullshit that BLM peddles. Mike Shields and Mike Shields alone made a decision not to send the letter which is his responsibility as president and ended up taking money from every member. The basic menial task here of protecting the wages of the members of which he swore an oath to protect and this brilliant cum laude college graduate could not be bothered to complete. Anyone even considering this immature, incompetent, adulterating asshole needs to have their head examined.

1/05/2017 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm voting for whomever is running with Martin Prieb....

1/05/2017 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any comments here endorsing Shiedls are coming from Shields or one of his suck holes who allowed him to hand pick the committee who heard the charges against him, recommended not guilty and all the board members who reaffirmed that recommendation. Really, he admitted to the newspapers it was his fault and if he could do it over he would have sent the letter to the city on time yet these suck holes found him not guilty? Sounds like the crook county judicial system to me. The fact that this asshole has the balls to run again is fucking amazing.

1/05/2017 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey who is this "Duffin", what a dumb mother fucker, a leader of men? Is he a
Merit hack?

1/05/2017 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will also vote for anyone who will lift the residency rule

1/05/2017 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Angelo is a moron. Shields is arrogant and ignorant.....Please someone who can actually work for best interests of the police officer, please step up.

1/05/2017 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

under angelo retirees lost health insurance
he is done

1/05/2017 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget the letter but how do you like your CR#'s FOIA'd?

While Shields was in office he allowed Ag-u-liar to sit and do nothing for three years. In 2010 and 2011 greivences were filed on the retention of CR3's longer than 5 years. NOTHING was done!


Shields was a do nothing surrounded by aa office full of do nothings for three years.

1/05/2017 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never got an FOP book last year and still haven't received mine this year. What is going on over there? We need new leaders not retreads. New picks please. Ppl who will stand up For us and not play politics

1/05/2017 04:24:00 PM  
Blogger Robert Peel said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I hear that Kevin Graham from 019 is Running. Any thoughts
1/05/2017 03:12:00 AM

I have dealt with Kevin Graham, he seems knowledgeable and he helped me out on a bullshit police contract violation the dept. wanted to screw me over on, instead I won my beef!

I was NOT even in his unit and the guy helped me out, with information and procedures!

He gets my vote over Dean and Mike, any day!

1/05/2017 08:43:00 AM

????

Graham is so disliked at the state level I heard that at the state conference he was the incumbent 1st vice president and not one person there would put his name in for nomination for re-election. He is a Donahue puppet and cost you 250K when he went on stage at an general meeting and tried to remove Shields form the meeting. Kevin Graham is the worst excuse for a police men that I have ever met that has run for fop office.

1/05/2017 04:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I called the FOP a few days ago because I haven't received my fop book yet. They told me that a lot of them are coming back from 60655 (Mt. Greenwood) and they say they are undeliverable. Has anyone from there looked into why they are coming back from Mt Greenwood's shithead post office or it just a coincidence that this is happening in black lives matter most hated neighborhood..

1/05/2017 09:38:00 AM

**I get the monthly magazine every month. Went to FOP and they had my book as undeliverable. So it has to be the substitute carrier I have on Wednesdays that sent all back in 60655.

1/05/2017 04:37:00 PM  
Blogger The Insane Fish said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
we didn't lose health insurance under him
Micky didn't forgive a $23,000,000 loan to the city
run Micky run


1/05/2017 01:03:00 PM

That was MARK DONAHUE who let the city slide on 25 million.

1/05/2017 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I refuse to vote for Shields. Dean is a disaster. Is there no one else with half a brain?

1/05/2017 11:43:00 AM


----------

Sorry no there isn't. Dean wins w/o a runoff.

1/05/2017 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like you have a hard on for him. Arrogant can also mean that hes outgoing or willing to talk to people ,unlike you who probably walks the hall way like a jagoff. Him making commanders pay , well that came with the position. Working in 18, well thats because thats were he is assigned. He did work in 011 before making it to 18 in a bid, so you might wanna check youre sources tbere as well. And what does he know abiut the troubles of a street copper , probably more than Dean Angelo, whens the last time he made a traffic stop or an arrest. And as far as VRI, many other officers also signed up. Sounds to me that youre going to make a big mistake this time by not voting foe him.

Mike Shields did not make it to 018 on bid, he was a management transfer all the way. Had about 5 years on when he went to 018 and would never make the bid there with that little time

On top of that the couple of years he was in 011 he did absolutely shit. He gave dogs a bad rep.

1/05/2017 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I'm voting for whomever is running with Martin Prieb....

1/05/2017 01:44:00 PM

&&&&

If Marty wins Graham will not put him in as a field rep. You can NOT trust Graham. Graham will appoint one of the city-wide guys Donahue, Dougherty, Davis, Ag-u-liar in his place. They are just using Marty.

1/05/2017 04:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True racist post office won't deliver Fop books to 60655. And duffin has sold out to the communists completely.

1/05/2017 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm seriously thinking that FOP is no longer the answer. Maybe we should start thinking about other representation. Or at least lets test the waters. Dean is a bought and paid for fool. Shields is an even bigger fool. I don't really see anyone capable of standing up against rahm who thinks he can do whatever he wants to do and we sit here and take it. We are one of the largest Unions in the State, yet we are getting our asses handed to us constantly. It's not just about money, it's more important that that. Job security and protection. rahm has fucked us over since day one and he will continue to do it. It's time to fight back. You can only kick a dog so long before it bites your ass.

1/05/2017 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To address 5:21 am just call unit 050 and speak to desk or Sgt about your problem and we'll get right on it. There are a lot of very good people here.

1/05/2017 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm voting for the McGuire Ticket. Very knowledgeable team. Bye bye residency .

1/05/2017 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can a policeman who works hard on the job, doesn't abuse the medical, doesn't get high paying side jobs because of his family please run? This would rule Mike Shields out. Is there a supervisor that has ever vouched for him as a worker?

1/05/2017 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm voting for the most useless candidate so I won't be disappointed.

1/05/2017 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In July, Disability Dean will turn 63 and will be forced to retire. That will mean that Retiree Dean is no longer a member of the bargaining unit, and will be ineligible to participate in future contract negotiations. Do we really want a retiree as FOP president? Vote for whomever you want for president, but not a retiree.

1/05/2017 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Fuck Mike Shields, the way he walks around with his arrogant ass. He fucked us out of our real retro. He was making commanders pay with 10 years on the job and now he's hiding out in 018. What does he know about the troubles of a street copper? Oh and by the way, he too has been sucking up the vri money, even after getting a huge settlement. I VOTED FOR THIS CLOWN THE FIRST TIME, WON'T BE MAKING THE SAME MISTAKE THIS TIME AROUND.

1/05/2017 12:17:00 AM

So who you got in your magic hat that is better than Mike or Dean? I seriously want to know, because no one is currently on the radar to step the heck up.


I'd vote for that Finance Bike Guy at this point because at least I see him working every day no matter what the weather is like when he's in the 41st Ward.

Dean isn't doing shit....Mike isn't 'rehabilitated" after that fiasco...

Decertify and try the ISP FOP?

Complain to the International and try to get them to come in and use Trustee's to take it over pending investigations into the obvious 'bought and paid for status' by the current officers?

Or do you all keep doing what you've been doing for the last 10 years I've been with the city....

Complain every day regardless of FOP 'leadership' and keep voting for the same type of Wrong Assholes.

1/05/2017 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Don't believe it will make any difference who runs the FOP. Our union has always been in bed with the city one way or another. Our city is already sliding into a Detroit like cesspool along with a mortally wounded police dept.

1/05/2017 01:15:00 PM


Quit whining and file complaints with the International.

Enough Complaints will get the international FOP to come in and investigate....and then FIRE ALL OFFICERS and put in Trustees to fix the mess. And the Trustees don't leave until Honest Leadership at the Local Level can be located.

The International can't be bought by a 9.5 digit midget when the Trustees are not brought in from the City the local is in.

1/05/2017 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Shields needs to go away. He is a spoiled arrogant product of the machine.

1/05/2017 12:48:00 PM

Explain Dr Disability (not now) Dean please then.

Didn't his kid just make SGT?

1/05/2017 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Duffin isn't a merit hack....in fact one of the smartest most productive coppers you would ever want to work with. As all bosses have to do he was trying to choose his words carefully because he isn't the media type.

1/05/2017 07:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT
All exempts were scheduled to meet with the Supt next Monday but were just told mandatory meeting was moved to tomorrow at 1230..Buh Bye Fat Head Ed!!!! It's been a slice. Take your cheating LIEutenant with you.

1/05/2017 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What important task is he going to forget to do next if he wins again?
"Fool me once" you know the rest of the saying.
I get the feeling he is a shill for the city.

1/05/2017 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor has it if Shields is re-elected he will demand that the mayor re-instate health insurance for retires, and demand that Rahm apologizes for being so heartless and gleeful for taking those benefits away.

1/05/2017 07:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Vote for Marty Prieb. He is already on his own standing up for the police. Imagine what he could do in the FOP. He has taken on Northwestern professors and the bias media.

1/05/2017 05:33:00 AM


$$$$$$$$$$$

Marty knows the innocense project front to back. It’s an obsession to him. He’s made a little money with his book. But he is a one issue guy. That’s why he’s been nicknamed Colonel Sanders he knows one thing and he knows it well.

1/05/2017 07:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever can get rid of the following has my vote.

1. Furlough by watch
2. BFD's to be 8.5 hours instead of 8.0 plus .50 of MY time.
3. Get rid of this 200 hour vaction bullsh*t. I have over 20 years and am entitled to 25 working days, 200 hours is 23.5 days.
And fight for maximum retirement at 25.1

1/05/2017 07:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I'm voting for whomever is running with Martin Prieb....
1/05/2017 01:44:00 PM

ditto

1/05/2017 07:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Superintendent, Commander Duffin

WE ARE THE LAUGHING STOCK OF THE NATION!!!

1/05/2017 07:39:00 PM  
Blogger Old School said...

I predict Angelo is going to win. There will be no runoff. It will be apparent in three weeks.

If you think I'm wrong put 20 bucks on the side. If I'm right sent it to the police Chaplin's Unit. If your right sent it to the Police Chaplin's Unit.

1/05/2017 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

STOP IT already about the local media and fair shake. Take it to the NATIONAL STAGE Dean. Fox news and Jeanine Pirro both love Sheriff Clark and Arpaio and they are on every week. I know they would give you a platform. I mentioned this to Kevin Kilmer when he addressed out roll call a few months ago. Time for an aggressive leader, the troops are ready. Time to get rid of FOP dead weight.

1/05/2017 08:33:00 AM

*****
I was at the FOP conference as a unit rep this summer. Angelo had Clark as the keynote speaker. They chased all the civilian out and posted the doors. Clark let it all out. It was great. Clark said he talks to Angelo all the time. I swear to god! He also said that he (Angelo) couldn’t say the things that he himself did because any fall out affects his members. Clark said since he’s in charge the only fall would be on himself buy he felt fairly safe in the people who elected him are mostly conservative.

But since you mentioned Kilmer realize he is self promoting goof. 10 minutes on the street and news affairs? He’s their weakest link. Disliked by everyone who works with him for his lack of work ethic.

1/05/2017 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kevin Graham is as " one way " as they come. He enjoys knowing everyone's business and telling other people. Loves hearing himself talk but if you have a question it's always "I'll get back to you" but never does. Has nothing but negative things to say about Dean and others but never says what HE"LL do for us. Liar, scammer, do nothing. Like the previous person said, if Kevin's lips moving , he's lying..

1/05/2017 08:27:00 PM  
Blogger Robert Peel said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Rumor has it if Shields is re-elected he will demand that the mayor re-instate health insurance for retires, and demand that Rahm apologizes for being so heartless and gleeful for taking those benefits away.

1/05/2017 07:24:00 PM

???????????

Yep. And if he doesn’t get his way he will hold his breath until he passes out! Mike never figured out that things do not work that way. That’s way he never accomplished anything.

Mike knows he cannot win. He’s hoping to finish number 2 and hopes Angelo does not finish with 50%. Then he needs a miracle. Everyone running against Angelo is a clown. Angelo is going to win and that’s way Marty Preib did not run against him.

1/05/2017 08:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: in the meantime The noblest of NoBle "Lie" tenant scammers seen on the 4th floor submitting their captain packets.
Fact.
How can you contend for a promotion when you are under investigation?
Can the Inspector General answer this one?

1/05/2017 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they want to take anything away in this next contract i say we sue over the residency as its been overturned everywhere.Coppers need to put aside that whole my 300k bungalow aint gonna be worth shit attitude

1/05/2017 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...
I'm voting for the McGuire Ticket. Very knowledgeable team. Bye bye residency .

1/05/2017 05:59:00 PM

?????????????

And which state rep is going to pass it? If he does he will make the coppers happy but they all move and cannot vote for him any longer. Of course that makes everyone else who lives in that legislative district very happy with him when all of their property values fall and they vote against him. Thus he loses the next election.

If McGuire finds a State rep and State senator who will champion this for him and he gets Madigan and Cullerton to endorse it before the FOP election publicly McGuire will win. If not he’s blowing smoke up you ass.

If McGuire tells you that he can get that done he’s lying or is soft in the head.

PS McGuire has ticket number #3. It’s not a full ticket.

Ticket #1 is Angelo’s team.
Ticket #2 is the City-Wide team with Donahue as the true leader.
Ticket #3 are the Leftovers.

1/05/2017 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The majority of Mike's settlement like 75 % over a 100,000 came from state fop after Ted street admitted that he conspired with Donahue, Bella, and doherty and knew that it was done illegally. They all knew it. So state took most of financial burden. Chicago fop was about 20,000. Remember those costs came from illegal activities done by citywide team. If anyone who got screwed like Shields did he or she would definately sue fop. Citywide team who was (reelected by membership) along with past president donohue with all their schemes cost us the settlement. Put the blame where it belongs. Shields had no. House but to sue fop to prove that what Citywide team was out of control.

1/05/2017 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob Bartlett would be a viable candidate, he is the guy who has filed multiple lawsuits against the the city for violating labor laws that Dean agreed to with the city. He doesn't want to be fop president but he would be great at it. Look at him like the Trump of the top. By the way he won the last lawsuit. How many has Dean filed on behalf of the city? We all agree that Dean has been a silent eunich during his tenure. We need someone with balls and a backbone.

1/05/2017 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't let FOP blame the post office for not getting our FOP books to 60655! I went to FOP and found mine "Returned to Sender". It was my old address! FOP never updated my address when I called the lady two years ago! Can't even get the simple things right. I also asked about the new magazine and the woman/man told me that "there's nothing important in it anyway"! At least she made me laugh.

1/05/2017 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
No Duffin isn't a merit hack....in fact one of the smartest most productive coppers you would ever want to work with. As all bosses have to do he was trying to choose his words carefully because he isn't the media type.

1/05/2017 07:01:00 PM

Worked with him when he was a sergeant in 009. Great policeman, better sergeant.

1/05/2017 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duffin IS a merit Lt and obviously twice promoted since

1/05/2017 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor has it if Shields is re-elected he will demand that the mayor re-instate health insurance for retires, and demand that Rahm apologizes for being so heartless and gleeful for taking those benefits away.

1/05/2017 07:24:00 PM

Rumor has it that Rahm will apologize for something the day after the world comes to an end. A Rahm apology is a rumor that should immediately be considered false.

1/05/2017 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You need someone who is vocal. Shields is vocal

1/05/2017 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FOP can't be any worse than it is right now, I will be voting against everyone in right now. Why hasn't there been a No Confidence vote in Fat Head Ed already? WTF r u waiting for Dean, get off ur lazy ass and DO SOMETHING! Same goes for you Bella! You guys make me sick!

1/05/2017 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Duffin isn't a merit hack....in fact one of the smartest most productive coppers you would ever want to work with. As all bosses have to do he was trying to choose his words carefully because he isn't the media type.

1/05/2017 07:01:00 PM

So, he was trying to choose his words carefully, and he somehow chose all the wrong ones? If he's not the media type, maybe they shouldn't stand his dumb ass up in front of cameras and a microphone for things that make national news. He made completely idiotic statements and made himself look like a complete moron. No comments here could possibly do any more harm to him than his own words did. You can crawl back under his desk now.

1/05/2017 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I voted against ever incumbent last time and I will continue doing it until I feel the FOP is doing their job in standing up for us against the media and city and having our backs instead of letting us being the scapegoat for everything. I loved how this FOP sent out their endorsements for the election and one of the many "winners" they chose were Kwame Raoul and a bunch of other cop haters. I also thought they coward away from endorsing Trump and layed the blame on the National FOP in case Trump didnt win. We need people in there that have a backbone, and if that can't be found, we need a union who understands the role of a union like the teamsters instead of coppers trying to get a pay bump.

1/05/2017 09:22:00

****

The Chicago FOP makes endorsements for Chicago offices only. The State FOP endorses people for state wide offices. The National Endorses the presidential candidates. Chicago surveyed the members and sent the results as an endorsement for Trump.

The national sent out notifications to all the lodges NOT to endorse any candidate because several lodges, mainly in California endorsed the bitch on their own.

That the rest of the story.

1/05/2017 10:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ill vote for Shields over Duffin. What a kiss ass dipsh*t.

1/05/2017 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to do everything everyone wants.....seriously, I promise. Cooter

1/05/2017 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shields main focus was protection of the pension. He was quite politically naive and was stabbed in the back by holdovers from previous administrations. Like Dougherty and Donahoe. Those 2 were and are Rahm's bitches.

Those 2 and the career office staff should have stepped up to do what was best for the members. No, they played backstabbing politics with D&D.

And the little toady Graham went along with it, getting himself a spot with the States lodge.

1/05/2017 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duffin isn't a merit hack ??? Wtf please ....yep he earned his gold star ! Where do these people come from ??? He should be ashamed for what he said today . Please just keep your mouth shut ....god what a tool .

1/05/2017 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hey who is this "Duffin", what a dumb mother fucker, a leader of men? Is he a
Merit hack?

1/05/2017 02:22:00 PM
Duffin is a good guy but he is a merit Lt who scored around 450 on the list. He would make it off the list if it stayed up until 2033.

1/05/2017 11:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone read the story on the hate crime by Mitchell on scum times wtf is she talking about the idiots charged with murder from Joliet it was about justice served not comparing which 1 is more or worst what an idiot!!!

1/05/2017 11:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To those wanting to raise a legal challenge to residency, some points to consider

1: It is not a rule. It is a City ordinance. Passed in 1929. City Council can repeal if if they desire, which they don't.

2: It was a pre-existing condition of employment that you knew when you signed on.

3: What happens in other states is irrelevant. Different states, different laws.

1/06/2017 12:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Whoever can get rid of the following has my vote.

1. Furlough by watch
2. BFD's to be 8.5 hours instead of 8.0 plus .50 of MY time.
3. Get rid of this 200 hour vaction bullsh*t. I have over 20 years and am entitled to 25 working days, 200 hours is 23.5 days.
And fight for maximum retirement at 25.1

1/05/2017 07:28:00 PM

The most important thing we should be focusing on is an earlier retirement. 29 years is rediculous! Way too long for big city law enforcement. It should be 25 years at the most. The majority of departments are 20-25 years. I can't believe I don't hear more talk about this. This is like adding time to your life in a lot of way.

1/06/2017 12:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
No Duffin isn't a merit hack....in fact one of the smartest most productive coppers you would ever want to work with. As all bosses have to do he was trying to choose his words carefully because he isn't the media type.

Well then let somebody who is a media type handle his business. It didn't take a rocket scientist to figure out the charges. Moreover even if they didn't want to charge these 4 f*****g animals with a hate crime based on race, there was still the fact that he has a disability. Duffin might be a great guy, but there is no reason to be politically correct in this atmosphere when the criminals RECORDED THEMSELVES COMMITTING THE CRIME AND STREAMED IT LOVE ON FACEBOOK!!!!!

1/06/2017 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FU Mike Shields and take your your brother Dan Shields with you (the self professed security expert) with you. Both of you were do nothing coppers with big talk.

1/06/2017 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Shields is the Jimmy Carter of the FOP.

1/06/2017 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Dean is retired?
He still wants to be in office?

Boy talk about sucking on the TEET....

1/06/2017 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I vote NO to furlough by watch...... it was never a good idea when it was in effect.... it's b.s. that only the people on days get furlo in summer and Christmas.

Furlo by watch is best for scheduling the watch. Period.

Anyone who tries to change it will not win.

1/06/2017 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Dean from us retired people. 15 K a year for health insurance. You bought a quite a few $ 1,500 sport coats giving Aetna the FOP building as their own, selling us shit.
I and spouse will be eating off brand expired dog food from China next month. You sold your soul for a few silver dollars when meeting the 9 1/2 for secret breakfast in the burbs.
Anyone OTJ or retired better see the 3rd. rate shrinks that our insurance covers if you vote for this muted shmuck.
SCC should come out from the curtain and run and would win with a landslide. Never once has this person talked b.s and spoke of just the facts the way it is.
Thanks SCC, you are the highlight of my retirement, I might have to soon hang at a free wi fi place to get connected cause Dean broke retired peoples back.
You young guys, watch out on that next contract. John Deeneen the first FOP president started us paying for health insurance at $ 1.50 a pay period in the 1980'. Look what you are paying now !!
May the good Lord keep you OTJ men and women safe. FOP will send their $25.00 flower to your wake after Dean sells you out more then ever.

1/06/2017 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shields may be an incompetent boob,but when the other choices are Dean and Kevin Graham,I vote for Sheilds.

1/06/2017 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote For Shields If You Want To Lose More Retro...He Does Not Deserve A Second Chance..Fuck Him And Fuck His Suckholes...

1/06/2017 03:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not voting for Shields or Angelo. The only one who knows the contract and is a taser to the balls of these tyrannical bosses is Jim McGuire. Jim writes all the grievances that are just sitting collecting dust with this current administration. Bully Billy Dunn yelled at an LT to "control" Jim. And Bitch Bauer gets a headache if you just say Jim's name. And Rump Roman filed a beef on himself just to try and get Jim off his back. Marty is a good guy but doesn't know the contract. Graham is another flunky who will blow a cow to get your vote but won't actually do anything once in. McGuire has always been the working police. Both his brothers are already made so there's none of that merit bullshit. He's the one who got us to stop writing "No Bid" on our watch selections because he knows the contract that well. LT wouldn't sign them and Jim took him to task. McGuire is the only choice.

1/06/2017 03:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all those who keep posting about voting for anyone who can get residency lifted....
Please educate yourself.... residency for CPD and all city employees is a STATE Law!
Richard J. Daley made a deal with the state legislature when he was mayor, that any city in Illinois with over
1,000,000 residents must have residency for all city employees....funny how that works, only
Applies to 1 city in Illinois. Daley did this for the very same reason in the late 60s and early 70s
That we are facing today, flight of city residents due to horrendous living conditions, crime, and taxes.
A smart man once said " those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it."

1/06/2017 03:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Angelo is wooing the retiree vote big time.
Allowing those not in the union to join again, only having to pay current year dues.
Hey Dean, if that's all it takes, I'd like a refund on my dues I've paid for all these years after retiring!

He's also heading out to visit retiree's in Florida, Arizona and Nevada to speak to them at their monthly meetings.
Is that on my FOP dues' dime Dean?

Dean is desperate to get the retiree vote.

It is well know that more retiree's vote than active vote.

So, all you active that want to get rid of Dean better mail in your ballot once you get it.

1/06/2017 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Sick and Tired of it all said...

To all those who keep repeating that residency is STATE LAW, that means that the law can be fought in court and overturned, like it has been in other cities across this country. If you look at the map, Chicago is the last major city with this onerous, stinking unconstitutional law.

It wouldn't take the mind of a brilliant legal eagle to fight this thing. All it would take is a union with the balls to fight it out in court, past our useless state supreme court all the way up to a soon-to-be conservative dominated (thanks to President-elect Trump) Supreme Court.

We don't need to negotiate away our present benefits in exchange for the city graciously dropping a crumb for us in this matter.

Why should Copper's in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Detroit, you name it, have the right to live where they want to live well we are Shackled to this dying corpse?

1/06/2017 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it funny that shields used this blog the last time to hype up his name through random Posts, and people bought it and now I am seeing the same posts again with this guy's name. We need to look for clear leadership and unfortunately we have no candidates in the hopper.

1/06/2017 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't their a difference between merit and merit hack.

1/06/2017 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all those who keep posting about voting for anyone who can get residency lifted....
Please educate yourself.... residency for CPD and all city employees is a STATE Law!
Richard J. Daley made a deal with the state legislature when he was mayor, that any city in Illinois with over
1,000,000 residents must have residency for all city employees....funny how that works, only
Applies to 1 city in Illinois. Daley did this for the very same reason in the late 60s and early 70s
That we are facing today, flight of city residents due to horrendous living conditions, crime, and taxes.
A smart man once said " those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it."

1/06/2017 03:54:00 AM
Residency is a zero negotiable item, it has been tried many times all failed! Get used to living in Chicago, sorry but if you don't want to raise your family here guess the best thing is move your family elsewhere and make sure you have a place to live here on your working days! If not seek other places to work where you will be happy to reside! Simple as that!

As far as FOP President the choices are grim, Marty Prieb at the top of the ticket then we have some traction to great leadership otherwise, Dean wins he got the extra 3% a year for the next generation on retirees done, so far the health care is there, but the retirees without 55 and out got hammered by the "rahm crew" who detest police! Have you looked at your hmo plan? You better it is canceled for all coppers until they fix the bcbs problems!

1/06/2017 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Prior Anonymous Said:
"I'm voting for the most useless candidate so I won't be disappointed."

So then you must be voting for Dean Angelo, the most useless president of the FOP, with no spine, balls or intelligence. He has stabbed us in the back repeatedly and laughed about it. It's time to drain the swamp boys.

1/06/2017 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marty Prieb!! I like the sound of that! A cops cop!

1/06/2017 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor retirees. We had shitty choices. Dean Angelo...if you could get an award in gaming the system with medical scams, he'd be a recipient. Mike Shields? If true of his IOD/medical BS - same. Also, both were in bed with the city. We need good people. The retirees bear the brunt of our failure to select good elected but our failure is due to a lack of options.

1/06/2017 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not voting for Shields or Angelo. The only one who knows the contract and is a taser to the balls of these tyrannical bosses is Jim McGuire. Jim writes all the grievances that are just sitting collecting dust with this current administration. Bully Billy Dunn yelled at an LT to "control" Jim. And Bitch Bauer gets a headache if you just say Jim's name. And Rump Roman filed a beef on himself just to try and get Jim off his back. Marty is a good guy but doesn't know the contract. Graham is another flunky who will blow a cow to get your vote but won't actually do anything once in. McGuire has always been the working police. Both his brothers are already made so there's none of that merit bullshit. He's the one who got us to stop writing "No Bid" on our watch selections because he knows the contract that well. LT wouldn't sign them and Jim took him to task. McGuire is the only choice.

1/06/2017 03:37:00 AM

Explain the "no bid" omission please.

1/06/2017 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Jim writes all the grievances that are just sitting collecting dust with this current administration. Bully Billy Dunn yelled at an LT to "control" Jim.

**********

You do know everyone on foot teams and tact teams plus the 5th watch all hate him here in 18? He will be lucky to get 55% of the vote here in his own district?

1/06/2017 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I vote NO to furlough by watch...... it was never a good idea when it was in effect.... it's b.s. that only the people on days get furlo in summer and Christmas.

Furlo by watch is best for scheduling the watch. Period.

Anyone who tries to change it will not win.

1/06/2017 12:50:00 AM

*****

This is way on anything the FOP does 50% are unhappy.

1/06/2017 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

understand, we should complain about everything and hopefully something stick to the wall but they count on officers that worry only about their vri to screw us.

1/06/2017 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The most important thing we should be focusing on is an earlier retirement. 29 years is rediculous! Way too long for big city law enforcement. It should be 25 years at the most. The majority of departments are 20-25 years. I can't believe I don't hear more talk about this. This is like adding time to your life in a lot of way.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Exactly! Finally Im not the only one to mention this!

1/06/2017 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Kevin Graham is as " one way " as they come. He enjoys knowing everyone's business and telling other people. Loves hearing himself talk but if you have a question it's always "I'll get back to you" but never does. Has nothing but negative things to say about Dean and others but never says what HE"LL do for us. Liar, scammer, do nothing. Like the previous person said, if Kevin's lips moving , he's lying..

1/05/2017 08:27:00 PM



Amen to that. He's one of the few guys I've ever interacted with that trips my Bullshit detector every single time. Every conversation with him made me feel like I was dealing with a gypsy used car salesman.Dean has been a colossal FlOP.Mikey was in over his head before as well as surrounded by viscous backstabbing bastards who put their interests ahead of ours. I'll vote little Mikey,but pray he's matured and learns to keep the saboteurs in check.

1/06/2017 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kevin Graham????? My father said; if have nothing good to say,then say nothing.

1/05/2017 11:22:00 AM
Kevin Graham had the presence of mind to file a letter with the City of Chicago after Mike Shields missed the deadline for filing the letter. By Kevin filing the letter he preserved all the raises negotiated in the contract retroactively, overtime included in all the remaining years of the contract. At least he preserved what Shields refused to preserve.

1/06/2017 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's send Dean a message along with the entire current board this election and vote every incumbent out of office like we did in 2002 with Dean and Billy Nolan. Dean deserves the historical repeat. He has earned it.

1/06/2017 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shields may be an incompetent boob,but when the other choices are Dean and Kevin Graham,I vote for Shields.

Thanks Mikey!!

1/06/2017 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


You do know everyone on foot teams and tact teams plus the 5th watch all hate him here in 18? He will be lucky to get 55% of the vote here in his own district?

The people with no time to be on 5th watch days may not like him because they're ass kissers. Never heard a bad word from tact. They loved him when fat head would get stupid or ass LT would act like a jerk. Jim will not divide us like the others have. Active vs. Retired. Jim will put the hate where it belongs, on rahm.

1/06/2017 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Explain the "no bid" omission please.

Ask Jim for particulars, but when you put no bid on your bid selection and they pick you up on it, you have given up all your contractual rights. Basically they can do just about anything to you. Just like 5th watch. 5th watch has no contractual rights. They can start you at anytime, any day and you won't get overtime for it. Ask the 5th watch in 018 about how much money they lost during the World Series. If you only want 3rd, just put 3rd. You don't have to fill out every box. If you do not want 1st, do not put 1st. If you want 3rd then 2nd, only put 3rd and 2nd. Your timew will still determine where you end up. But at least they'll still be bound by the contract.

1/06/2017 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old Turds always resurface somewhere!

1/06/2017 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shut up hair gel 018th district 5th watch kiss ass. He stood up for what was right, he stood up for our contract and stood up for seniority.

1/06/2017 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really do not understand how anyone could vote for Shields after his colossal oversight of his first administration and subsequent public name-calling and accusations. Fool me once...

1/06/2017 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McGuire???? Hahahahaha the guy who was taken care of since day 1 on this job because daddy was an inspector???. Went to 018 out of academy and never left. Worked "tact" w 2 days on the job to avoid midnights and when he finally got some time on the job bitched about others getting spots that he couldn't. Yeah that's a guy I want running the union.

1/06/2017 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Preib is as far removed from police work as his footman buddy graham. Bet the food choices would be better!

1/06/2017 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I vote NO to furlough by watch...... it was never a good idea when it was in effect.... it's b.s. that only the people on days get furlo in summer and Christmas."

This was implemented during Nolans Term, his kid was working in 009 and didn't get the furlo he wanted because he had no seniority. He whined to Daddy and lo & behold we had furl by watch. Then it was rescinded because it sucked, Dean arrives & it returns.

Your first order is to elect someone with no kids on the job so the spineless Daddy doesn't negotiate stupid shit to mollify his kids at the expense of the membership.

1/06/2017 07:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brock Merck owns his own business and is a sharp guy. He's running for President and owes no one anything! ( just like Trump)

1/06/2017 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kevin Graham????? My father said; if have nothing good to say,then say nothing.

1/05/2017 11:22:00 AM
Kevin Graham had the presence of mind to file a letter with the City of Chicago after Mike Shields missed the deadline for filing the letter. By Kevin filing the letter he preserved all the raises negotiated in the contract retroactively, overtime included in all the remaining years of the contract. At least he preserved what Shields refused to preserve.

1/06/2017 01:35:00 PM

Broken clock analogy.

Lightning strikes twice in the same place too...

What else ya got?

1/06/2017 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Mike is full of shit. He talks a big game but behind closed doors he's only about helping himself and those in his circle. I've known him a long time. He also really likes money and wants that $190,000 a year salary back and all the other hook ups that comes with being FOP pres.

1/05/2017 01:09:00 AM

Your wrong on Shields salary it was not 190K it was almost 201K in 2012. Speaking of money in 2008 Mark Donahue's salary was $172,000.00 in 2008 and in 2009 it was $174,000.00. His salary jumped to $209,709.00 in 2010!!! So you can see why dean changed the by-laws to lower all the salaries and voluntarily took the pay cut that goes into effect with the next FOP board.

An who voted not to lower the salaries? Kevin Graham and the rest of his terrorist crew of Aguliar, Davis, Dougherty, DiMaira and their leader Donahue.

see it for your self:

http://www.guidestar.org/findocuments/2010/362/467/2010-362467755-07b529a7-9o.pdf

http://990s.foundationcenter.org/990_pdf_archive/362/362467755/362467755_201212_990O.pdf?_ga=1.211707285.1464197066.1482875350

1/06/2017 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Brock Merck owns his own business and is a sharp guy. He's running for President and owes no one anything!

1/06/2017 08:30:00 PM


Brock is the biggest clown at FOP meetings every month. He always has the taping system turned off when he asks a moronic question at the microphone. Too strange for me.

1/06/2017 09:58:00 PM  
Blogger Robert Peel said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Let's send Dean a message along with the entire current board this election and vote every incumbent out of office like we did in 2002 with Dean and Billy Nolan. Dean deserves the historical repeat. He has earned it.

1/06/2017 01:47:00 PM


But we learn from our mistakes and will never ever ever elect anyone from the old city wide crew.

1/06/2017 10:00:00 PM  

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