Saturday, February 10, 2018

Arena Lawsuit

  • Northwest Side Ald. John Arena filed a complaint with the Civilian Office of Police Accountability alleging Chicago police officers may have violated the department’s code of conduct by making racially charged online comments about a controversial Jefferson Park apartment development plan that includes affordable housing.

    Arena made the complaint in mid-January, amid a long-running fight over the project in which supporters have claimed opponents are trying to keep minorities from moving into the bungalow belt neighborhood.

    The 45th Ward alderman said his office had presented the City Hall inspector general’s office with numerous examples of people identifying themselves as police officers in their online profiles or appearing in profile photos in police uniforms while using “racially charged language” to oppose the building on social media. The inspector general’s office told Arena to take the complaints to COPA because it potentially involved police officers.
The FOP and the Officers who are being politically intimidated by the alderasshole have struck back (click for larger versions):



Here's hoping that they win a bunch of money.

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181 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now let’s the the attorney on board to stop this “project” from being built. It’s bad enough there is section 8 already in 016 now they want to build a whole building for them to wreak bring Roaches, Rats, bed bugs, and etc. What a joke. We are the ones who are paying those people don’t even pay taxes.

2/10/2018 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey alderman, eat a bag of dicks.

2/10/2018 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’d love to see this arrogant prick get it shoved right up his progressive ass. Fuck him.

2/10/2018 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go gettem, boys and girls. Good luck.

2/10/2018 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote him out

2/10/2018 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waste of money. They will never win. This reeks of a very quick summary judgement and knocked out of court within the first year and a half if filed.

2/10/2018 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A very well written letter.

2/10/2018 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NICE.

2/10/2018 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice work. That man is a slimeball only looking to advance himself in the political world.

2/10/2018 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very,very NICE !

2/10/2018 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes!

2/10/2018 12:42:00 AM  
Blogger Cone Of Silence said...

THIS is what our union has lacked for oh so many years... some BALLS!


Thanks, finally, FOP.

2/10/2018 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This jagoff will just use taxpayer dollars to represent him. He has nothing to lose. Follow the money on that project. Same with Maldonado and all the rest of the suddenly wealthy alderfucks. Someone has to,step in and jail these pieces of garbage.

2/10/2018 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job FOP. Haven't said that in a while. A long while.

2/10/2018 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I smell a case law approaching. Mandating residency and then threatening employees rights to voice concerns in their own neighborhood.

2/10/2018 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lookout boys and girls the ME TOO movement should be hitting the 10th district caps office soon. The Sgt can't seem to keep female officers working for him. Numerous to from have been submitted complaining about him but his merit wack keeps him hidden in the back. He's been a merit hack that can't be touched because of the other merit hack MP

2/10/2018 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

https://www.facebook.com/Fox32Chicago/videos/10156692944203797/

2/10/2018 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s 100% about property values, jag-bag Arena.

Public housing towers were discredited decades ago, asshole.

The only reason to build them is to create a voting base.

Assholes and criminals, especially politicians, come in all colors.

2/10/2018 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fleece him and his staff for every last dime that they've got. He's been a complete stroke ever since the dark day he got elected. I may not be sticking around long enough to vote against the prick again. He's a progressive simpleton and a police hating turd. Shun him and the goofs in his office, they are completely useless.

One of the pro affordable housing activists that collected comments off of social media is an attorney by the name of Sara Gronkiewicz Doran. She presented the comments to the Zoning Committee downtown. She was working closely with Jill Arena.

2/10/2018 02:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He should concentrate his efforts on the City Council, there's plenty of corruption there. They need a civilian review board. Remember when Sandy Jackson was a Chicago alderman but was living in Washington DC. The voters should demand the politicians wear body cameras.

2/10/2018 02:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he looses who pays city or him? Could there be criminal charges from this for running plates? Finally the FOP wakes up, about tome. Believe this should be a Federal civil rights suit.

2/10/2018 03:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But, but I'm an Democratic Alderman and I can do what I want in my ward, Constitution is what I say it is in my city. So there.

2/10/2018 03:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ain't shit gonna happen.

2/10/2018 03:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice!

2/10/2018 04:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow........Great Letter!.....hope it holds water......

2/10/2018 05:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like a nice first step, but that is horribly written. FOP should get their money back.

2/10/2018 05:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s about time we fight back against these leftist Socialist progressive assholes!

2/10/2018 05:46:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Nice. I wonder what tidbits his wonderful wife will blurt out because of this?

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

2/10/2018 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It may come as a shock to this asshole but freedom of speech works both ways.

2/10/2018 05:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God I hope this jagoff gets it stuck right up his Rahmmie with no lube....

2/10/2018 06:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Dad, for moving the family out of Dunning and into the burbs in '53 because of the increasing crime and parking problems..

2/10/2018 06:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice

2/10/2018 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tim and Jim are the nicest guys I've met...always fair and sharp. Don't think you could find better.

2/10/2018 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember, as police you have less rights than citizens.

2/10/2018 06:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mic.....dropped....
Boom!

2/10/2018 06:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Arena would have put half the effort into his 2 employee company that he put into COPA efforts against officers, he wouldn’t be such a failure.

2/10/2018 06:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YAY

2/10/2018 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why give him a chance to retract. He already did it now go after him in court and when he loses all other politicians will take notice.

2/10/2018 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Ain't shit gonna happen.

2/10/2018 03:49:00 AM

You are right. Typical intimidation letter.

2/10/2018 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the Idea, However, the tone of this demand letter is not correct.

2/10/2018 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not go straight to the law suit? Arena didn’t give a warning to the PO’s that he was getting them CR’s.

2/10/2018 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We only have yourself to blame. The PO's actually went out and voted instead of just complaining this assholes wouldn't be in office. Dickhead only won the election by a few votes.

2/10/2018 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If he looses who pays city or him? Could there be criminal charges from this for running plates? Finally the FOP wakes up, about tome. Believe this should be a Federal civil rights suit.
2/10/2018 03:18:00 AM
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"Could be?"
Should be charges for running plates.
I'm pretty sure that the alderpersons office staff don't pay the state to run plates like the news media pays.

2/10/2018 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Follow the money; ALWAYS follows the money.

2/10/2018 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May just be a voter revolution a few weeks away. Papers show Berrios trailing badly. Maybe Arena loses too. Would also love to see Preckwinkle bite the dust.

2/10/2018 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good letter, I like the part about how he needs to learn to listen like police have to.

2/10/2018 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have we finally reached ground zero with section 8, and single Moms, and 1/2 dozen chillins from 3 or 4 fathers? And crime, crime, crime, gangs, gangs, gangs, shootings, shootings, shootings?

And I'm not just talking white citizens here. Record number of decent black folks have been running from this city the rest of us want to. Because they don't want to see their neighborhoods scourged and bullet holes in their fucking kids, "tho they are silent about it", all because of spineless/greedy elected weasels ; The Democrat Liberal elite, all of whom seem to have very full bank accounts and kids in nice safe schools.

How did this dick get elected in such a cop/fire heavy ward anyways?

And its only getting worse. Now that the Puppet has made this a sanctuary city, so scared he is he'll lose his day job "as if he really needs it" Rahm has made sure the Sinaloa cartel has made Chicago Sinaloa North, or Norte. No matter how many black or brown Deputy drones he puts in front of cameras moaning about joy riders only an idiot would not believe these welfare spawn are jacking $60,000 SYVs to trade for drugs and M16s from El Mexhico.

"""The failure is as much Chicago’s as the nation’s. For this city has replaced Miami as the primary U.S. distribution point for illegal narcotics—mainly cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamine—imported from Mexico."""" http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/October-2013/Sinaloa-Cartel/

This is one hat I'll throw a $20 in and one march I'll go to. Fuck them and the Horses they rode in on. Because we don't want our kids caught in crossfires doesn't mean were racists its means were "parents". These fucking Democrats would let the city burn just so they could be Kings and Queens of the ashes.

Take a good look at the sheets next time your in 016 and see how much skinny your tax's buy you. This is a huge step for us, actually typing out a piece of paper. Normally, we were bending over scared, were worried we might get thrown off our car, lose our spot, or be forced to work with the watch jagoff.

We coppers are all bullshit. We talk big but when action time comes we act like little bitches. Call it what you will but it is what it is. This job is 10,000 in the water with only 500 life vests.

2/10/2018 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Glass Half Full said...

What I find truly amazing here are the complaints and/or back-handed compliments to FOP. You guys bitch when they don’t do anything, bitch when you think they should do something, and then bitch when they actually do something. There’s just no pleasing some of you.

Personally, my hat is off to Graham and the rest of the crew working on Washington Blvd. Keep up the good work. You’ve got at least one copper’s support. I appreciate what you do.

2/10/2018 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Waste of money. They will never win. This reeks of a very quick summary judgement and knocked out of court within the first year and a half if filed.

2/10/2018 12:24:00 AM

So,what do YOU think should be done about this?

2/10/2018 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The wife knows everything about his fundraising methods. She’ll fold when the “G” interviews her. Right now, she’s just stuck with him. She’s the key.

2/10/2018 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a perfect reason to vote out every member of the progressive commie caucus headed by Scott Waguespack who are only interested in kissing up to illegals, Gang bangers, thugs, and criminals to build a voting base for Rahm and their own interests. Trump must bring in the justice department to completely dismantle the criminal enterprise that Rahm and the democrats have given us.

2/10/2018 08:36:00 AM  
Blogger Baby"G" said...

This Alderman is an amazing guy. Nobody seems to know where he came from, or how he put together enough money and foot soldiers to be elected in the first place. His Progressive ideas border on Communist, and he is Not an attorney, so his actions against the Officers was very heavy handed and ill advised. However, the Real Issue is attacking coppers for expressing their First Amendment Right to petition government, assemble peacefully, and express their Free Speech. Add to this the fact that coppers are forced to reside in "Shitcaga" as part of their employment; and it becomes apparent that this case should not be blown off. I commend the FOP for finally using the Court as an asset to pursue justice, and I hope the named officers are consulting with physicians over the stress and physical effects of the intimidation, fear and slander that the Alderman has caused them. Now start using the court to sue citizens who file false complaints against coppers. Baby "G"

2/10/2018 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There hasn't been a lawsuit yet. Seriously can you read, this is basically a cease and desist letter to the Alderman. If he withdraws the complaints then there would potentially be a lawsuit. Seriously, you people amaze me.

2/10/2018 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To oppose section 8 because it contributes to overcrowding and traffic congestion is "rational", but to oppose it because it increases crime and decreases civility is "irrational" - despite numerous academic studies confirming this. Honestly, who needs external censorship when we do such a good job censoring ourselves.

2/10/2018 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder where he got the idea to use COPA? Could it be because he saw the left use the FBI, CIA, and IRS to get back at citizens who opposed them?

2/10/2018 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

#Metoo movement in the Chicago Police Department. Yea right. That'll be the day.

2/10/2018 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Johnny Garrido continually loses to this Asshole!

2/10/2018 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nicely written as it should be by a law firm. Unfortunately if it ever makes it to court it will be held in a Cook County Court which seems to have the same mindset as Arena...

2/10/2018 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always love cease and decist letters. The couched snappishness, especially a pointing at specific controlling case law, always makes me smile.

Arena has exposed himself, his staff and the entire board to legal jeopardy.

Every action has a equal and oposite reaction. This is ghetto lottery turnabout. That dude is on VERY thin ice and its cracking no matter which way he shifts.

Is he smart enough to apologize and let it be?

2/10/2018 09:46:00 AM  
Blogger Hadrian Romano said...

Prog turds like arena and other Soros /Alinsky acolytes suck harder than a black hole and blow more than an F5 tornado.

Bankrupt this progtard and his staff.

Make the 45th Ward arena free by 2019.

2/10/2018 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he cares so much about minorities why is he creating plantations. Fix the neiborhoods minorities already live in. How does screwing up property value of neighborhoods that are middle class with family values benefiting minorities. That just benefits reverse discrimination and further Chicago exit. People actually vote these idiots in.

2/10/2018 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.thetruthaboutjohnarena.com/

2/10/2018 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Fat head Eddie, LOOK an organization with balls! I forget, was it your kidneys or your balls you had removed...
FOP start typing your letter to Eddie and Rahm..

2/10/2018 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When one makes the Police the enemy, they are never going to change their opinion, ever.
Organize a few FOP bus loads for his next neighborhood meetings.
You know he will be busing in his Paid disrupters.
What a way to use that $1.5 Ward discretionary fund.


Register and oust Prickwinkler this year, March 20, 2018.
Plan to oust Rahm and Arena next year, February 26, 2019.

2/10/2018 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG I love it. I'm on this lawsuit and I know AlderASS is gonna pay me. You decided to silence us and all you've done is sign your own demise. You poked an angry bear with a very short stick.

2/10/2018 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet another reason to fight residency.

2/10/2018 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recall someone posted on FACEBOOK a confrontation between mostly women in the community and the Aldercreatures wife outside some office door, she listened to legitimate concerns about traffic and zoning for all of about a minute and a half then arrogantly told them to their faces..."you're all a bunch of racists..". as she stomped away from them(Hopefully an SCC reader can post it here)

Couldn't believe what I was hearing. A white woman calling other white women racists based solely on the fact they disagreed with her. The unmitigated arrogance of this vile woman was stunning

Now before Obama just leveling the charge of racism often meant that those accused would immediately go on the defensive, apologize, beg for forgiveness and whip out the checkbook. An entire industry was created out of white guilt that made men like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson wealthy.

Then came Obama, and thankfully the charge of racism leveled at any and all who opposed ANY Obama policy by his media defenders made the accusation of racism moot, and exposed it as the sham it is. People began to demand their accusers prove there words or intent where racist, and the accusers, unaccustomed to people who weren't racist being called racist demanding proof that they were in fact racist and accountability form their accusers could not sustain that accusation.

So thanks Barak...you accomplished at least one thing as president...you made the race card cheap and obsolete

2/10/2018 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That’s not a lawsuit it’s just a sternly worded letter.

2/10/2018 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
If he looses who pays city or him? Could there be criminal charges from this for running plates? Finally the FOP wakes up, about tome. Believe this should be a Federal civil rights suit.

2/10/2018 03:18:00 AM

Where did he get the plate numbers? Thought this was from comments made on social media. Most people don’t have their plates on social media like Facebook or Instgram

2/10/2018 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/10/2018 05:07:00 AM

I agree, did a lawyer really write that?

Are the effected cops looking for an apology? really?

If he filed a complaint its on your record now, permanently! The damage is done.

File the lawsuit! I know this is Cook County but I don't see how you could loose.

2/10/2018 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get a cop to run for that ward....handle that shit. ENOUGH SAID!

2/10/2018 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you FOP for stepping up!

2/10/2018 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any administrative remedies available ?

2/10/2018 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put me on the paper.

2/10/2018 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The letter is ok, but I think they really have to consider anti-SLAPP laws due to the number of complaints and go after him as a person not as a city official (because otherwise tax dollars would pay, and nothing will get done.)

2/10/2018 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just hop they keep this thing tied up in court and legal
Battles long enough for me to sell my house and get
The fuck outta here !!!!

2/10/2018 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s utterly amazing to me that this horrible person is an elected official. Even though he’s a mere peeon politician, it’s hard to believe he got elected, seeing as he goes against the large majority of his constituents wishes.

2/10/2018 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sue him for defamation any way.

2/10/2018 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's Rahm to comment on the fact that these are not "Chicago values"? I mean, he can condemn Chik Fil A, but not this? What an arsehole!

2/10/2018 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most likely the officers made these comments while off duty. If so, why is the FOP still giving them legal representation. Whether or not thei actions were justified, these officers need to get their own legal representation because it was of duty and they were not taking any sort of police action. It may sound harsh but those are the rules.

2/10/2018 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are CPD and FOP members who are facebook friends with this aldercreatur

2/10/2018 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a south sider, may I say.......

WELL FUCKING DONE!

2/10/2018 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arena is a typical lefty loon hater
way above his actual station in life.

He wants this development so badly because
he stands to make money.

So what if he deliberately turns his ward
into another unsafe former law abiding tax
payer haven like so many others in this city.

We attended a Marine Corp Ball a few years back
and fortuitously fell in with a bunch of people
who grew up/lived in Auburn/Gresham during the 40's
through early 60's.

One woman just couldn't stop the tears as she
related having taken a ride to look at the house
she and her family lived in just across the street
from St. Sabina.

The only ones happy in that sad tale were the
real estate lick-hitters.

Such as what Arena fancies himself to be.

2/10/2018 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lookout boys and girls the ME TOO movement should be hitting the 10th district caps office soon. The Sgt can't seem to keep female officers working for him. Numerous to from have been submitted complaining about him but his merit wack keeps him hidden in the back. He's been a merit hack that can't be touched because of the other merit hack MP

^it’s all bullshit accusations in order to get promoted. Practice started in the Military and poured over to the Police Forces. Princesses know the drill.

2/10/2018 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of his trusted staff willing to turn on him. Doesn't went to end up on wrong side of law suit. Will be very interesting to hear the whole tail. He could be looking at real jail time for his dealings.

2/10/2018 01:03:00 PM  
Blogger Andrew Petersen said...

Just to ask, since I only work for Finance, what is the Department Policy for social media postings by persons that are Cops?


I know what Finance tried to do to me... but I was able to shut them down with a copy of my time card for the day and th USConstitution

2/10/2018 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just wanted to advise on something I read. not directly connected to this alderman.. boycott outback steak house. I just read about a uniformed office being denied service because he refused to lock his weapon in his car trunk. this all was started by unknown customer who was afraid that police might shoot her. WTF!!

2/10/2018 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only way for you to get rid of him is for him to pass away or be voted out of office. He's pretty young, so you better get busy at the polls.

2/10/2018 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome. Finally they scumbag get what he deserves.

One thing, Civilian Office of POLICE Accountability. Police not Professional.

2/10/2018 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep voting this trash as alderman..

2/10/2018 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally some action FOP. Freedom of speech dipshit! How are his minions getting away with running plates!? I hope his voting base doesn't get built. George Michael the assclown realtor, almost destroyed Jefferson Park with Section 8 for his own personal financial gains, now this idiot is attempting to do it for votes. Lt. Garrido are you available to run against this douche?

2/10/2018 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you a 12 yoa girl?

Stay off Facebook!

Problem solved!

2/10/2018 02:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope they’re successful in their lawsuit.
That’s complete bullshit what Alderthief Arenas pulled.

2/10/2018 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This jagoff will just use taxpayer dollars to represent him. He has nothing to lose. Follow the money on that project. Same with Maldonado and all the rest of the suddenly wealthy alderfucks. Someone has to,step in and jail these pieces of garbage

You hit the nail right on the head.
Mado-fuck is the biggest thief of all.
Cantt wait to see him arrested by the Feds soon,

2/10/2018 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

arena gets his support from diane feinstein, nancvy polosi and chuck schumer

2/10/2018 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this project would have been better tolerated IF it was for people that already live in the ward. It makes no sense that people that are not from this ward come here to live and those from this ward have to move elsewhere.

2/10/2018 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they need to file a complaint with the Ethics Board and then the Illinos State Police, you recall taht LEADS test you take every 2 years, who can run plates COURTS, COPS, CORRECTIONS... then go after them for violating your civil rights and 1st amewndment speech.....

2/10/2018 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, looking at the sergeants vacancies, I would say it’s a testament to the trash that is being promoted when you see so many openings, bad hair, riding camels....just disgraces to the uniform. Can we please go back to being a police department and not a political favors club?

2/10/2018 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only people who will come out of this with any significant dough are the lawyers. This stuff is no different then divorce court or probate, where people fight over petty assets.

Petty lawsuits where all sides are butt hurt over free speech never result in lottery settlements. Always dumb to litigate as a matter of "pride".

2/10/2018 03:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Looks like a nice first step, but that is horribly written. FOP should get their money back.

2/10/2018 05:07:00 AM

Could not agree more. This is garbage.

2/10/2018 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J.B. Pritzker, John Arena and Blago walk into a bar together. The bartender looks at them and says, “ Is this some kinda joke?”

2/10/2018 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Need to set up a GoFundMe page for this lawsuit

2/10/2018 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now let’s the the attorney on board to stop this “project” from being built. It’s bad enough there is section 8 already in 016 now they want to build a whole building for them to wreak bring Roaches, Rats, bed bugs, and etc. What a joke.

You realize that even nice hotels can have bed bugs? I know they have been found at the movie theatres, the CTA buses & trains, on our prisoners, ect.....

2/10/2018 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic SCC but important...

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas-police/2018/02/06/dallas-throws-outsergeants-exam-officers-spent-months-preparing

2/10/2018 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just wanted to advise on something I read. not directly connected to this alderman.. boycott outback steak house. I just read about a uniformed office being denied service because he refused to lock his weapon in his car trunk. this all was started by unknown customer who was afraid that police might shoot her. WTF!!

2/10/2018 01:39:00 PM

I went to one of these shithole restaurants because I was given a gift card. This place sucks ass and never returned since. Worst steaks/food ever. The same idiots that think Olive Garden is good Italian food go this place for “good” steak.

2/10/2018 04:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The progressive caucus of arena and waguespack have also been infiltrated by its newest member Sophia ,”I’m friends of the Obamas” King, and friend or Rahm and First Lady amy. Kings husbands ethical violations were recently whitewashed by the phony Rahm controlled ethics board. So to quote Michael coleone they are all part of the same hypocrisy. And arena and waguespack are too stupid to see that Rahm has sent his girl Sophia in to destroy them from within.

2/10/2018 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really scary what is going on: people 'elected' to represent us are either trying to rip us off or kill us. CPD bosses? For the most part, they'd flunk out of cub scouts.

2/10/2018 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of two things are going to happen, he pussies out and withdraws the complaint. Watching this prick for a while has demonstrated he is as arrogant as they come. In the back of his mind, he thinks he can use the race card and win. The problem with that line of thinking, the race card trick has been use so much it lost its value like Bit-Coin. If Dr. Van Helsing used the cross as much as the Liberals us the race card, I think all of us would be hearing the vampires and Old Dracula laughing their asses off.

If this goes Federal, better change to win. I'm betting the arrogant sissy will not withdraw the complaint and take his lumps in court. But I like the idea of dragging his staff into the fray.

2/10/2018 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That’s not a lawsuit it’s just a sternly worded letter.

2/10/2018 11:05:00 AM

Correct. This little note doesn't mean much.

2/10/2018 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go get him guys, I love it when politicians are sued for civil rights violations.

2/10/2018 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic. Must be nice to be Kim Fox. Suite ticket to the Bulls game and her driver doesn't need a ticket. Who paid for your ticket K. FOX?

2/10/2018 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
just wanted to advise on something I read. not directly connected to this alderman.. boycott outback steak house. I just read about a uniformed office being denied service because he refused to lock his weapon in his car trunk. this all was started by unknown customer who was afraid that police might shoot her. WTF!!

2/10/2018 01:39:00 PM

Read where the officer doesn't blame the manager, she was just doing her job...???? I do blame the manager, she should have grown a set and told the wimp customer to get out if she was afraid of the officers gun...

After the officer and wife left, the manager had to escort the complaintant to her car because she was 'afraid'.....geeeze.


2/10/2018 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think what Alderman Arena is trying to do is lower your property taxes. Five years after this section 8 housing is built, your property will not be worth anything. Hence the lower property taxes. He’s thinking ahead.

2/10/2018 06:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Move em to Willow Lake, Il.

2/10/2018 06:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
When one makes the Police the enemy, they are never going to change their opinion, ever.
Organize a few FOP bus loads for his next neighborhood meetings.
You know he will be busing in his Paid disrupters.
What a way to use that $1.5 Ward discretionary fund.


Register and oust Prickwinkler this year, March 20, 2018.
Plan to oust Rahm and Arena next year, February 26, 2019.

2/10/2018 10:52:00 AM
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If JB Prickzter get in look for him to push a state wide soda tax.. This asshole wants to spend billions state doesn't have

2/10/2018 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Federal court is where to go........

2/10/2018 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am just not that impressed with FOP.

First these are allegations against officers while off duty. Past cases of off duty members are not covered by FOP legal funds?

Second this now becomes a point of procedure when other off duty members are made part of any CR ALLEGATION. Like drunk or domestics. Will they receive legal defense?

Third was there a vote by the defense board or rank and file on this legal retainer?

We are spending a lot of legal defense funds on non duty related matters.
Will there be funds when the city throws you under the bus for duty related incidents?

Only time will tell

2/10/2018 06:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Support whoever runs against him. Go fund me page for that person.

2/10/2018 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His mushy SJW Disease is spreading throughout what was one of the safest and most self sustaining neighborhoods in the city. Now it’s vacant storefronts, Tattoo Parlors and Payday Loan Stores. Make the disease of Gone Arena be GONE before Section 8 Housing Highrises are forced down our throats and the neighborhood is given a death sentence.

2/10/2018 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alderman runs plates to file CR’s for revenge because some people don’t support his agenda? Sounds like political strong arming to me.

2/10/2018 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get a cop to run for that ward....handle that shit. ENOUGH SAID!

2/10/2018 11:24:00 AM

______________________

Amen, brother!

2/10/2018 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Most likely the officers made these comments while off duty. If so, why is the FOP still giving them legal representation. Whether or not thei actions were justified, these officers need to get their own legal representation because it was of duty and they were not taking any sort of police action. It may sound harsh but those are the rules.

2/10/2018 12:18:00 PM

Hey sad sack, CR# = representation.

2/10/2018 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
arena gets his support from diane feinstein, nancvy polosi and chuck schumer

2/10/2018 03:07:00 PM

The Democrats are true believers in the position that "all politics is local"! You cannot believe the funding that these jagoff aldermen get from natioanl political figures.

2/10/2018 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where has the Fake Father Phleger been. No grandstanding lately especially with all the elections going on and that special not so secret meeting J.B. had with the reverends.....

2/10/2018 09:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am just not that impressed with FOP.


Only time will tell


2/10/2018 06:44:00 PM


Why, how coincidental, you are also not impressive.

Time has told me this.....and who am I to argue with time......

2/10/2018 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guy who posted about the wife is right. She’s guilty too, but hates him. Local businesses are scared $hitle$$ of them.

Remember Jill, it’s a crime to lie to the FBI. Just tell the truth.

2/10/2018 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember a female officer in 006 was fired for running a suspicious vehicles license plate for her mom that was parked at the mom's condo. How does she get fired for that, but it's ok for an Alderman to run plates for his personal knowledge?

2/10/2018 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After the officer and wife left, the manager had to escort the complaintant to her car because she was 'afraid'.....geeeze.



2/10/2018 06:07:00 PM


For some, fear is both a virtue and a weapon.

In the predatory, the victim's fear is the predator's weapon and the ability to induce fear is the predator's virtue.

In the victim minded, fear is their primary, constant emotion, and must be valued as a virtue, and the use of their own fear, in claiming their perceived right to be protected, is their primary weapon, as feeble as that weapon is.

Thus, these events repeatedly occur.

The predator sees the armed individual, law enforcement or not, as primarily an individual to avoid experiencing.

The victim minded sees the armed individual as the victim minded sees most all others, as the source of inducing fear in their own minds, which, as stated, is their constant default emotion.

In this event, the victim minded must have summoned extraordinary and foreign to them courage to venture from their still not free from their fear domicile.

It can be expected that said victim minded, upon returning to their not ever really safe environs, gave themselves a feeble congratulatory delicate tap on their respective, quivering buttocks.

Will their be a YouTube selfie video to mark this glorious occasion?

2/10/2018 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a hard time typing my knuckles are all bruised from dragging.

2/10/2018 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think what Alderman Arena is trying to do is lower your property taxes. Five years after this section 8 housing is built, your property will not be worth anything. Hence the lower property taxes. He’s thinking ahead.

2/10/2018 06:08:00 PM


So.....for this sequence to result in an actual benefit to those residents currently being taxed exorbitantly, the following must occur, in the order stated:

1. Alderman succeeds in importing Riff Raff in sufficient quantities to achieve lowered property valuations.

2. Crook County Assessors authorities produce accurate reassessments of said targeted properties.

3. Said lowered assessments actually result in lowered property tax billings.

4. Riff Raff, having served the purpose of their importations, then are deported, via whatever effective means achieves the desired result.

5. With lowered property values = lowered Crook County assessments = lowered Crook County tax billings, it can be seen that, to retain these lowered tax billings, property owners must counter the effect of removing the inducers of said lowerings, the formerly present, now thoroughly absent Riff Raff, to prevent property values from rising.

6. This can be accomplished only by property owners making choices that do not increase the market values of their properties.

7. Since #6 is in direct conflict with the very impetus inspiring the objections to the importations of the Riff Raff, it can be seen that the alderman's strategy, as proposed by the original post, will be a tough bill of goods to sell.


In conclusion, premature thank you's to any who have managed to actually read this post..... actually read this post ....... and are currently approaching the blessed end to it.

2/10/2018 10:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do we have to have all of this legal tape? This is clearly an issue of Free Speech and nothing more. Should I notify HQ I’ve been in “The Pearl Jam Fan Club” since I was 18? Is that something to disclose? These Citizen exercising their right to Free Speech coincidentally are Police Officers. Let’s not get coincidence, Free Speech, and racism mixed up.
This is a transparent position taken by those on the other side of this particular Aldercreature. It’s Free Speech!

2/10/2018 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any Demo project and development must require Soil sampling that meets Federal and State requisites. Lets make sure that these samples are conducted and results are produced with transparency by Full Circle LLC.

Signed

45th Ward resident

2/10/2018 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Get a cop to run for that ward....handle that shit. ENOUGH SAID!

2/10/2018 11:24:00 AM

______________________

Amen, brother!
2/10/2018 08:13:00 PM

A cop did run for that ward the last two elections. He narrowly lost each time.
There was a lot of b.s. on here about imagined slights and personality conflicts and 'I'm not voting for that guy'.
Well, those petty issues cost the area an alderman who cared about the neighborhood. Now Arena's shown his true colors, including his insane tirade against those who dared vote for Trump, and our whole area is paying the price.

2/10/2018 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember The Old "Saturday Night Live" Program ? When It Was "Really Funny". Long Before, It Got Political. I'm Thinking Of The Old "Greek Restaurant" Routine, With John Belushi At The Cash Register. He's Instructing His Cousin, On How To Work The Cash Register.Belushi Tells His Cousin; "BAD LUCK,TO CHARGE THE POLICE"!
Yes, That Old "Saturday Night Live" Program, Was "Really Funny".

2/10/2018 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I am just not that impressed with FOP.

First these are allegations against officers while off duty. Past cases of off duty members are not covered by FOP legal funds?

Second this now becomes a point of procedure when other off duty members are made part of any CR ALLEGATION. Like drunk or domestics. Will they receive legal defense?

Third was there a vote by the defense board or rank and file on this legal retainer?

We are spending a lot of legal defense funds on non duty related matters.
Will there be funds when the city throws you under the bus for duty related incidents?

Only time will tell

2/10/2018 06:44:00 PM

You sound like one of Arena's staff, not the police.
This issue affects every police officer of every rank.
Sworn do not have fewer rights than other citizens of this country and this issue is ALL about Constitutional rights.
And then there's that little matter of abuse of power and invasion of people's privacy. Unless you're the criminal who ran the plates for Arena, you have a vested interest in this matter being defended, aired out and adjudicated.
We have the right NOT to be intimidated and stalked by someone who disagrees when we voice our opinions.

2/10/2018 11:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only people who will come out of this with any significant dough are the lawyers. This stuff is no different then divorce court or probate, where people fight over petty assets.

Petty lawsuits where all sides are butt hurt over free speech never result in lottery settlements. Always dumb to litigate as a matter of "pride".
2/10/2018 03:29:00 PM

What you don't grasp is these complaints can destroy careers, limit income, damage reputations and even cause the loss of the job entirely. This isn't about pouting in a corner. There are real financial repercussions.
Given an inch, this city's self-promoting politicians will take a full mile. Best to stop it all right now.

2/11/2018 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
If he looses who pays city or him? Could there be criminal charges from this for running plates? Finally the FOP wakes up, about tome. Believe this should be a Federal civil rights suit.

2/10/2018 03:18:00 AM

I hear all this stuff about him running the plates but NOBODY will say how he got the plates. I know these comments were made on social media like Facebook but I never heard of police putting their license plates on Facebook, let alone 31. Can anyone explain how he got the plate numbers off social media or is this just more talk Hear all this criminally charge him, but still have never seen or heard how he got the plates. Anyone have knowledge of this

2/11/2018 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*********

This past December, asshole/thief Arena sent every 45th. Ward resident/business a "Seasons Greetings" holiday card of his family using the taxpayers money for photography, printing and postage. Someone should look into that illegal use of money too.

*********

2/11/2018 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH my a few of the FOP board live in the area.

They decided to use money from dues to fight for Facebook freedom?

CMON guys if an officer working a side gig gets in a beef it at least taking police action. We have a bunch of people who think nobody can see the FB/instagram etc and do the troll.

FOP will be asked how much this is going to cost I hope the bald guy has answers.

Does Graham live in chicago already or is he still crashing on his mom-mas sofa?

2/11/2018 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-Park cannot be destroyed unless it reaches the magic 10% Terror Populatin level so the Rahmista Politiburo best be section 8'n the hell outta them Bungalows

Bungalow Belt has a way too nice middle-class type ring to it to be allowed to exist outside of Chicongo's official Goal of 24 x 7 urban terrorism for every resident in every neighborhood

2/11/2018 04:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/10/2018 11:01:00 AM Jill Arena was on her way into a fundraiser for her husband downtown when she confronted neighbors against the 5150 project. She told all of them that they were racists.

The Arena Fundraiser was chaired by Queen Sugar (Preckwinkle) herself.

Arena is backing Biss for governor. Last thing we need is for this goof to have a friend in the Governors Mansion.

Biss tried to strip state workers of their pension. Keep that in mind.

2/11/2018 04:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I am just not that impressed with FOP.

First these are allegations against officers while off duty. Past cases of off duty members are not covered by FOP legal funds?

Second this now becomes a point of procedure when other off duty members are made part of any CR ALLEGATION. Like drunk or domestics. Will they receive legal defense?

Third was there a vote by the defense board or rank and file on this legal retainer?

We are spending a lot of legal defense funds on non duty related matters.
Will there be funds when the city throws you under the bus for duty related incidents?

Only time will tell


2/10/2018 06:44:00 PM


AWWWW poor baby, did the FOP not support you on something dumb you did off duty. Sorry sport, but this effects us all. Politicians are using our jobs to strip away our constitutional rights and intimidate citizens that work for the city. Are you also one of those people that cry that the FOP does nothing and then when they do you still complain. Can't have it both ways sunshine.

2/11/2018 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought I might use Arena for a Merit bump. Guess that ain’t happening now.

2/11/2018 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Most likely the officers made these comments while off duty. If so, why is the FOP still giving them legal representation. Whether or not thei actions were justified, these officers need to get their own legal representation because it was of duty and they were not taking any sort of police action. It may sound harsh but those are the rules.

2/10/2018 12:18:00 PM

Sounds like another officer who did something dumb off duty, wasn't represented by the FOP and now has butt hurt. Sorry but your domestic or bar fight doesn't effect us all, unlike a politician using our disciplinary process for political gain.

2/11/2018 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quit whining... there’s already section 8 all over the 016 district u blind idiots

2/11/2018 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aye he and his family can get a group discount on Brown Shirts and arm bands.

2/11/2018 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is this guy from?

Northsider in my unit says the guy moved here from New Jersey only a few years before he ran for Alderman?

2/11/2018 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you a 12 yoa girl?

Stay off Facebook!

Problem solved!

But your on the blog. sTFU.

2/11/2018 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arena has been sucking up to Preckwinkle for a Cush job after he gets voted ou. His wife Jill is another liberal pos as well. They are playing the race card. And don’t think for a second that Rahm isn’t involved with this.

2/11/2018 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Most likely the officers made these comments while off duty. If so, why is the FOP still giving them legal representation. Whether or not thei actions were justified, these officers need to get their own legal representation because it was of duty and they were not taking any sort of police action. It may sound harsh but those are the rules.

2/10/2018 12:18:00 PM

What the alderman is doing violates our contract so is should be covered

Section 10.3 — Political Activity or Campaigning

The Employer shall not prohibit an Officer from, or discriminate against, his or her engaging in political activities or campaigning while off duty

2/11/2018 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am going to assume that Arena provided screen shots of the allegedly racists posts. If a Sworn Affidavit has already been signed Arena cannot "withdraw" it. If it hasn't been signed, even if he signs a Letter of Declination" COPA will still go for a Sworn Affidavit Override based upon the screen shots being evidence of misconduct. The investigation will continue with of without him. Eddie Welch III is afraid of public opinion and wouldn't refuse to sign the override. He is stupid and ball-less.

2/11/2018 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Misuse of the LEADS terminals can and has resulted in felony charges. I sure hope he had someone do this. Shouldnt be too hard to figure out, maybe like 30 min of investigation. Cant wait to see who takes the fall.

2/11/2018 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trump tweeted out about due process for those accused...unjustly accused.

Media made the claim it was in relation to the WH staffer accused of domestic violence.

I submit that Trump just gave a shout out to CPD officers regarding this issue...

Due process is SUPPOSED to be ALL RIGHTS both privilege and immunity, exercised alongside all government powers exacted justly.

What is being pounted to is that accusation ALONE is functioning AS the penalty...thus sidestepping the right to defend ones self.

Where has the right to self defense been more eroded in the last 50 years moreso than illinois, specifically Chicago and greater cook county?

2/11/2018 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
OH my a few of the FOP board live in the area.

They decided to use money from dues to fight for Facebook freedom?

CMON guys if an officer working a side gig gets in a beef it at least taking police action. We have a bunch of people who think nobody can see the FB/instagram etc and do the troll.

FOP will be asked how much this is going to cost I hope the bald guy has answers.

Does Graham live in chicago already or is he still crashing on his mom-mas sofa?

2/11/2018 12:49:00 AM

Facebook isn't the issue here. Look at the big picture-censorship of all criticism of politicians and they're idiotic,pandering,neighborhood-destroying ideas.

You're command-staff material,for sure.

2/11/2018 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You sound like one of Arena's staff, not the police.
This issue affects every police officer of every rank.
Sworn do not have fewer rights than other citizens of this country and this issue is ALL about Constitutional rights.
And then there's that little matter of abuse of power and invasion of people's privacy. Unless you're the criminal who ran the plates for Arena, you have a vested interest in this matter being defended, aired out and adjudicated.
We have the right NOT to be intimidated and stalked by someone who disagrees when we voice our opinions.


First, let me make it clear that I am not defending Arena, but it’s starting to look like this criminal action of running the license plates is nothing more than a rumor. Another urban legend. As the previous comments stated who puts his plates on Facebook
Just read an article in the Tribune, I know papers lie, but comments are all true, and in the article Arena did make the complaints against the police. He further stated he identified them by viewing their Facebook pages and either having them identify themselves as police or were wearing a police uniform that appeared to be a CPD uniform. That makes more sense than this running the plates
You open your Facebook to the public, not sure how much protection you have

2/11/2018 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



FOP should ask ACLU to join them as friend of the court.
ACLU always takes the underdog side against govment
when free speech is involved.


2/11/2018 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unless the Officers did the EXACT SAME THING, this should not have been issued one CR#. There should be individual CR’s based upon what each individual Officer is accused of

2/11/2018 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck the letter. I want to see this J/O in court, and have him state how my comments were racist.

2/11/2018 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you noticed nothing in that letter mentions running license plates. Sometimes silence is deafening.

2/11/2018 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck You Arena! It warmed my heart when Arena was introduced in the last CAPS meeting and was booed, he stood in the hallway pouting like the coward he is.

From. Northside Knuckle Dragger

2/11/2018 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Misuse of the LEADS terminals can and has resulted in felony charges. I sure hope he had someone do this. Shouldnt be too hard to figure out, maybe like 30 min of investigation. Cant wait to see who takes the fall.

2/11/2018 11:33:00 AM

Who said misuse of license plates, where have you read it, heard it any place besides here. If there was any misuse of the plates, as you say it is not hard to find and takes a few minutes to see who ran it. If it did happen, it will be easy to trace. Read the article in Tribune today where it was said the comments were made on social media by people who either identified themselves as police or were wearing what appeared to be a CPD uniform. Very careful wording
If plates were run, why didn’t FOP lawyers letter demand that it stop, why hasn’t CPD started an investigation of a criminal act. Just sayin

2/11/2018 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

........Chicongo's official Goal of 24 x 7 urban terrorism for every resident in every neighborhood

2/11/2018 04:14:00 AM



The absence of the presence of effective law enforcement, whatever the cause, is intrinsically a two edged sword.

Where only the predators are applying their edge, that 24/7 goal is possible.

Where the inhabitants are applying their edge, the terrorizers become the recipients of the consequences of their predatory actions.

Both the above are only possible where there is an absence of the presence of effective law enforcement.

Where ineffective law enforcement is present, the predators have the advantage; the inhabitants are subjected to the disadvantage.

Effective law enforcement is recognized by the necessary predominant use of the stick and the rarely effective occasional use of the carrot.

Politicians are aware that the use of the carrot keeps their voting minions available to repeatedly reelect said politicians.

Citizens can choose to recognize they are being subjected to the stick, placed into the hands of the politicians favored minions, and choose to not submit to the beatings.

The solution to the problem of being subjected to the predatory actions of the predators is as old as Time itself.

Man up or punk out.

2/11/2018 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the intern that wrote this letter never becomes my lawyer. What an awful legal document. The bottom line is it is unlikely anybody ran any plates illegally as someone would have to have and ID and a password to do so and it would be very easy to check on. My guess is the cops that were dumb enough to write on their own personal Facebook pages things that offended this guy basically revealed themselves to him. It really isn't that hard to backtrack from a Facebook page in most cases.

As for whether there's an actionable case here it is doubtful given that no one has been harmed. You can't just sue somebody because they do something you don't like you have to incur some harm or some damages. No one has been harmed or damaged.

2/11/2018 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The plates were supposedly ran at the meeting last year that actual residents were trying to get in and arena would not let them in. Admittance was to be restricted to 45th Ward residents, as identification was checked at the door. Arena bussed in people from other parts of the city to fill in the spaces. That's when his minions were getting the license plates

2/11/2018 07:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was fortunate and didn't receive a 'holiday' card (via taxpayer $). It was probably because I cast a Republican ballot in the Presidential primary.

So how did some of you so-called conservatives land on the aldercreature's list of
Good boys and girls?

2/11/2018 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one wants a bunch of dirt bags in Jefferson Park.

2/11/2018 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
If he looses who pays city or him? Could there be criminal charges from this for running plates? Finally the FOP wakes up, about tome. Believe this should be a Federal civil rights suit.

2/10/2018 03:18:00 AM

I hear all this stuff about him running the plates but NOBODY will say how he got the plates. I know these comments were made on social media like Facebook but I never heard of police putting their license plates on Facebook, let alone 31. Can anyone explain how he got the plate numbers off social media or is this just more talk Hear all this criminally charge him, but still have never seen or heard how he got the plates. Anyone have knowledge of this
2/11/2018 12:17:00 AM

At least three times, I've read that the plates were gathered at community meetings and matched against employee lists.
Nowhere have I ever read that police put their plates on facebook.

2/11/2018 11:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Unless the Officers did the EXACT SAME THING, this should not have been issued one CR#. There should be individual CR’s based upon what each individual Officer is accused of
2/11/2018 01:13:00 PM

Agreed.
This was sloppy and lazy on the part of whoever accepted this complaint.
Every allegation occurred on a different time and date and the material facts are unique in each case.
it's a political persecution.

2/11/2018 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same guys posting remarks...

I wonder if any of these political hard chargers are out fighting for new politicians in the cold NOW!

If you can't handle a very weak Alderman i worry about the pretty projects that will line your HOOD.

you wanna fight its time to pony up. Do like the lovely people on TAYLOR street have done. Actually hire a lawyer and start costing the developers money.

OR you can cry like the guys in 008 who say they dont see any police in the area.

2/12/2018 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
*********

This past December, asshole/thief Arena sent every 45th. Ward resident/business a "Seasons Greetings" holiday card of his family using the taxpayers money for photography, printing and postage. Someone should look into that illegal use of money too.

*********

2/11/2018 12:28:00 AM

It gave me some holiday cheer, watching the card as it disappeared into the shredder. Ho ho ho Arena you pissant.

2/12/2018 02:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Where is this guy from?

Northsider in my unit says the guy moved here from New Jersey only a few years before he ran for Alderman?

2/11/2018 08:06:00 AM

His campaign materials stated that he went to HS in Hanover Park. He lived in the neighborhood for about 15 years before getting elected alderman. There were eight candidates the first time he ran for alderman. He was a leader of the Portage Park Neighborhood Association and had been involved in some political activity in the area. People from that group helped him out and he came in second place. John Garrido came in first. The two faced each other in a runoff since neither got 50% of the vote in the first round. Arena got backed by the SEIU and they went heavy on Garrido's Republican background. They made some false accusations and sent out dozens of mailers. They also provided Arena with some boots on the ground in addition to his friends from the PPNA. Garrido was outspent and didn't have as many foot soldiers. He lost the election by 30 votes. After a remap, he fared worse losing by over 1000 votes. More conservative/white areas of Forest Glen were partitioned into the 41st and 39th wards, Independence Park, that is less affluent and more heavily diverse was added to the 45th. Arena lives in Portage Park which is adjacent to Independence Park. As much as we dislike him in Jefferson Park, he has a strategic advantage because of his home base and the fact that the ward is at least two thirds democrat. As soon as I get my retirement papers in order, I'm outta here. I may not be around the third time he runs.

2/12/2018 03:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Where is this guy from?

Northsider in my unit says the guy moved here from New Jersey only a few years before he ran for Alderman?

2/11/2018 08:06:00 AM

John Arena's parental unit moved the family to Aurora from Jersey. After NIU, he moved to the east end of Portage Park about 20 years ago where he allegedly ran a graphic design "business" out of his house & engaged in rabble rousing as an organizer with the then newly established Portage Park Neighborhood Association. Through that Arena formed relationships with people in the leftist wing of the Chicago Democrat party, which he used as his stepping stone to alderman.

2/12/2018 04:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why doesn't someone in this ward FOIA the records for contributions to Arena and Rahm and Preckwinckle, and trace this particular real estate developer's financial contributions to Arena and Rahm. There's a high probability that said developer is a significant financial backer of someone in political power, probably higher-up the Arena, who's probably just the water-boy for the team. I worked for a prominent real estate developer, and in the late-80s and early-90s, was repeatedly ordered to solicit "dinner ticket purchases and table sponsorships" for Mike Madigan fund-raisers, and track monthly building material purchases from Daley's then Chief-of-Staff's building supplies company (where he was silent partner). Unfortunately no politician here in Chicago is motivated by "what's good for my constituents"; it's all "what's good for ME".

Secondly, there's an editorial on-line on Crains Chicago, from a black woman now residing in north-shore suburb, formerly a tenant in mixed-income housing development at 35th/State, who moved soon after woman was killed at 35th/State Starbucks. She describes living in a mixed-income apartment building held hostage by some of its low-income subsidized residents, who bring their "public nuisance" lifestyle habits of loud partying, public drinking, drug dealing, and gang-banging home to her doorstop. It's important to note that black middle-class folks don't want to live cheek-to-jowl with low-income folks, just as white and brown middle-class folks don't want to live with them either. "Mixed-income housing" developments only benefit the real estate developer and the politician sponsoring it. Local residents who want to block this development need to stop attending Arean's meetings, and hire a legitimate (read: expensive) REAL zoning law attorney, and put on a genuine legal challenge to this proposed development. Our Machine aldermen have ZERO MOTIVATION to serve their constituents; the Democratic Machine assures reelection to them, sending cash, foot soldiers to work city-blocks, but the apathetic and/or naive residents are equally to blame when these issues appear to be "unfightable". They are, but it takes money, and genuine legal maneuvering.

2/12/2018 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good this guy is no good. He needs to be unemployed again after the next election

2/12/2018 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don’t get how he could check id s for entrance at a public meeting. I could live at one location and own property in the affected area

2/12/2018 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear all this stuff about him running the plates but NOBODY will say how he got the plates. I know these comments were made on social media like Facebook but I never heard of police putting their license plates on Facebook, let alone 31. Can anyone explain how he got the plate numbers off social media or is this just more talk Hear all this criminally charge him, but still have never seen or heard how he got the plates. Anyone have knowledge of this
2/11/2018 12:17:00 AM

At least three times, I've read that the plates were gathered at community meetings and matched against employee lists.
Nowhere have I ever read that police put their plates on facebook.

2/11/2018 11:09:00 PM

And after taking everyone’s plate number at the meeting and running them, he got their names and then checked their Facebook page to see if they posted anything thing. 31 police at meeting and all posted. I’ve been at the meetings and I doubt there were 31 police there not to mention that all would have had to had Facebook and all posted. You might be right, just doesn’t seem to make sense

2/12/2018 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least three times, I've read that the plates were gathered at community meetings and matched against employee lists.
Nowhere have I ever read that police put their plates on facebook.

2/11/2018 11:09:00 PM

I’m sure your right. Could you post a link to one of the articles. Thanks would be appreciated

2/12/2018 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
At least three times, I've read that the plates were gathered at community meetings and matched against employee lists.
Nowhere have I ever read that police put their plates on facebook.

2/11/2018 11:09:00 PM

I’m sure your right. Could you post a link to one of the articles. Thanks would be appreciated

Didn’t think the 3 links would show up.

2/13/2018 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
At least three times, I've read that the plates were gathered at community meetings and matched against employee lists.
Nowhere have I ever read that police put their plates on facebook.

2/11/2018 11:09:00 PM

I’m sure your right. Could you post a link to one of the articles. Thanks would be appreciated

Didn’t think the 3 links would show up.
2/13/2018 12:05:00 AM

Oh, my most profound apology for not asking 'how high' when you demanded I jump.
Unlike you, I don't spend every waking moment scrutinizing scc posts.
I've read it here and there, on a couple of different sites, not in the mainstream media. And I'm not reposting someone's identifying info here for your edification, or Arena's or anyone else.

2/13/2018 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/11/2018 11:09:00 PM

I’m sure your right. Could you post a link to one of the articles. Thanks would be appreciated

Didn’t think the 3 links would show up.
2/13/2018 12:05:00 AM

Oh, my most profound apology for not asking 'how high' when you demanded I jump.
Unlike you, I don't spend every waking moment scrutinizing scc posts.
I've read it here and there, on a couple of different sites, not in the mainstream media. And I'm not reposting someone's identifying info here for your edification, or Arena's or anyone else.

2/13/2018 06:29:00 PM

You are kidding I hope. Demanded? All I see is the request to see a link because the poster said “COULD you post a link. That’s a demand? As far as spending every waking moment by the time stamps on your posts you do spend some time on SCC and no one asked for an apology. Sounds like someone is getting very defensive over a simple request
Anyway nice try. Great cop out though. Pardon the pun

2/15/2018 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, my most profound apology for not asking 'how high' when you demanded I jump.
Unlike you, I don't spend every waking moment scrutinizing scc posts.
I've read it here and there, on a couple of different sites, not in the mainstream media. And I'm not reposting someone's identifying info here for your edification, or Arena's or anyone else.

2/13/2018 06:29:00 PM

Someone’s identifying info? I agree with you not reposting Anonymous identity.

2/15/2018 02:01:00 AM  

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