Monday, May 14, 2018

Fire Everyone?

Sure seems that way according to the FOP blog. Two different cases that will continue to destroy the ability (and desire) to do actual police work.

Case number one:
  • A move to separate two of the city’s best officers on baseless allegations that they lied about an arrest could have drastic fallout for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s relationship with Chicago Police Officers. The possible move by the mayor’s Corporation Counsel to fire Officers John Wrigley and Jack O’Keefe for a 2013 arrest that netted a submachine gun, a pistol and a cache of dope from a career gang member comes in the wake of other decisions that have framed officers for doing legitimate police work.

    In their trial testimony, Wrigley and O’Keefe may have confused the location of two items only a few feet apart at the crime scene. That’s it. That is apparently enough to now get an officer fired from the CPD.

    For the FOP, the firing of these two officers would be crossing a line. Indeed, the Fraternal Order of Police Board voted several months ago to make a complaint against a sergeant from the Internal Affairs Department who recommended that the officers be fired, claiming his report was itself full of false allegations clearly contradicted by trial testimony. The FOP filed the complaint with the Inspector General.
Someone from IAD attempting to make a name for themselves - they must have been left off the mailing list for the answers that so many other cheating IAD sergeants had - making a mountain out of a simple error, mixing up where a single piece of evidence was located...an error that had exactly zero bearing on the case and that was raised by no one on the defense. It was a simple mistake. No one was framed or railroaded - except for the officers currently fighting for their jobs.

Case number two:
  • During opening statements at a Chicago Police Board hearing Friday, attorneys for a Chicago Police officer who has been stripped and placed in a no-pay status for a fatal 2012 police shooting asked a central question.

    How is it that an officer can win a departmental commendation as well as the praise of all his supervisors and co-workers for his actions in a shooting, then be stripped and potentially fired for the same event? How can this officer be awarded the medal of valor from another incident, then have that very same incident brought up in an investigation against him?
We stated months ago, COPA is re-opening every single police shooting that they can and attempting to fire officers for procedural "errors," regardless of previous findings and regardless of the totality of the incidents...even if it was ruled justified by the entire command staff and garnered awards and praise.

Act accordingly and be aware, nothing is ever "closed" under this administration. Ever.

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163 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jack O' Keefe is a great guy and an honest cop. this is complete BS

5/14/2018 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

20 an out

5/14/2018 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Justice is lost
Justice is raped
Justice is gone

5/14/2018 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is time to do something, just what, you got me but, let's make some noise. These leftists are in a snit about everything, how about we get pissed off about the treatment we're getting from these socialist bastards? I don't mean bitch and gripe about it, take a page out of the socialist CPS teachers playbook and BLM and raise some damn hell out there. Just not enough for COPA and that half wit John Arena to come after us.

5/14/2018 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Fire Everyone?"

Ok then...

Do nothing for no one.

Protect yourselves and each other ONLY.

Let the mayor and his propeller-head whiz kids
go out and engage the politically weaponized
Lovers of Death & Destruction whom they have pandered to
and empowered with immunity and impunity since The Police
have been demonstrated as being the "root cause" of what
the ACLU, #BLM, COPA, "The Community," the white-guilt
addled liberal democrat Trotskyites and local media are
loudly proclaiming to be wrong with Chicago.

Police Like You Have No Friends.

Look.
Point & Laugh.
Leave.

Ignore their screams for help
when they find themselves looking
at the dark and the dark bares it's
fangs and growls while looking back.

Actually... It's kind of ok that they've
driven The Police into a corner and The Police
are in a defensive crouch with a hard guard
put up...

Everybody now gets to finally fight
for their own lives.

Naked except for an after-the-fact
Police Report as the proverbial fig-leaf
as the result of the decision by City Hall
to very actively make war against The Police.

From this summer on...
Much of what has been sown shall be reaped.

And to think that a cheer went up when
Rahm all but said he was going to go in
on The Police.

5/14/2018 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O’Keefe is one of the best coppers this dept has ever had. The scumbag IAD Sgt made it personal because he can’t find a legitimate reason to fire them. O’keefe and wrigley made a clean arrest that night and got mixed up on exactly where something was recovered. Let me see this IAD Sgt get into a foot chase with a man with a gun where he eventually apprehends the bad guy and then while his adrenaline is still pumping through the roof, go backtrack and recover gun/drugs. Then 2 years later at the trial, try to remember back to the exact spot something was recovered that night. All while he makes over a hundred similar arrests in the time between the original arrest and the criminal trial. The IAD Sgt should be on the chopping block, not O’keefe and Wrigley.

5/14/2018 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On Case #2, it sounds to me like someone is getting some under-the-table money from a lawyer.

Sounds like the shit Loevy and Loevy or the People's Law Office would pull.

5/14/2018 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is enough just reading this to realize answers your calls and don't get involved in anything else.

5/14/2018 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck man, this job is awful. Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it does. Personal opinion is that officers ARE acting accordingly and not doing shit, which is “forcing” bloodthirsty vampires to go after old corpses. The bloodsuckers are trying to make a name for themselves. Also, there are two SGTs at IAD that go above and beyond if you’re not of the right....we’ll, demographics. One male, one female. I’m sure there’s more but those two have shown themselves to be police hunters. Even if you are cleared of your allegations (sometimes there is no citizen complaint, just the IAD initiating), they will walk you into a host of admin violations, as if doing you a favor.

Hey, IAD, how about going after crooked cops? You know, like your privileged cohorts that cover for each other, take advantage by slipping and sliding away on duty, leaving early, coming late... how about you investigate the lieutenants scandal, the merit process, bosses, the double standards that are rampant? Oh, that’s right, IAD is filled with NOBLE that sees every color but blue and makes sure certain police pay for being...well, you know.

5/14/2018 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Milwaukee's Summer Fest concert series includes but not limited to Imagine Dragons, Blake Shelton, Shawn Mendes and Florida Georgia Line. All are current hot acts.

Taste of Chicago has BJ the Chicago Kid, Madame Gandhi and George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic.

I guess I'm going to Summer Fest.

5/14/2018 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of is everyone crazy! The DemocRATS don't want any real crime fighting going on. They want all races to be arrested. Equally regardless of who is committing a crime. Let's just go in and lock up people because of the color of their skin is what they are saying. The reason a secular group is being locked up more than the others is because of social issues and local governments not having a strategy to get the problems fixed it's just like AA you first have to admit you have a problem to start the process of fixing the problem. Mr. Mayor thinks all is good.

5/14/2018 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crime fighting is dead in Chicago no thanks to Rahm and Company. Only a fool would be out there doing anything but what the have in the orders. I wonder how that traffic chase where the women got ran over by the bad guy is going to work out for the car that had to chase because the vehicle wouldn't stop. Follow the orders. They don't want you doing much.

5/14/2018 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD officers are working under a communist like administration. Well actually radical progressive liberals, but there is not much difference between it and hard core communism.

5/14/2018 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scooter Rahm is running some type of Reich, drunk
on power, running scared, lashing out at the possibility
he will not win a third term.
You have to complain outside of Illinois because of all
the connected politicians.
If the FBI was able to break the back of the Mafia it should
be possible to stop the reign of terror this little Hitler is
waging against the CPD.

5/14/2018 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Question is would they investigate a case involving
a retired officer living in another state or who has
died? If not, this whole thing is a sham. They are not
interested in justice, they are motivated by retribution.
Second guessing cases years old. Where does it stop?
Is this going on in other states, or is Illinois Which Hunt
Central?
You have a mayor catering to a voting block in order to
achieve success at the ballot box. No one seems to worry
about shootings in the here and now. What is the motivation
to search for needles in haystacks on closed cases?

5/14/2018 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie, come clean now or you will be exposed, along with the Mayor. We have all of the money pegged and we have where it went, and how. Rahm, do yourself a solid, and just come clean. You aren't half as smart as you think you are. The reason you have 9 challengers is because you are an inept moron. You will be exposed by the people at Anonymous.

5/14/2018 02:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let them fire the officers then sue the shit out of Rham and all the assholes involved in federal court.

5/14/2018 02:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there any limit to how many times you can answer "I do not recall" during testimony or a COPA interrogation?

5/14/2018 03:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe just maybe give this some thought. Could it be the City’s position, behind closed doors, to fire as many coppers as they can. Not so much because the officer did wrong, but because it saves the City money. Think about it. Let’s say the City fires a guy with 10 years on. Ultimately, the City won’t fill that position for an extended period of time and when they finally replace the fired officer it’ll be with a new kid straight out of the academy. Either way the City makes out ...

5/14/2018 03:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police work is DEAD!

I can't wait to retire and leave this shithole city and shithole of a police dept.!

Oh by the way, FUCK YOU RAHM!

DA Pelon

5/14/2018 04:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At the recognition ceremony an officer received an award of valor for shooting a suspect armed with a baseball bat. Where have we heard about a baseball bat before? I hope Rialmo's lawyers have that information.

5/14/2018 04:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have totally had with this job. That's why so many of my colleagues left before they maxed out. I have five years to go. I really feel sorry for someone starting out. The politicians screwed this job and city up.

5/14/2018 04:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Double jeopardy rule? No wait. That's for criminals.

I still can't believe cops are still doing any policework nor can I believe people are still taking the wxam to come on thos job.

5/14/2018 05:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 more reasons 2 do less.

5/14/2018 05:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who would want this job?

5/14/2018 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember, vote rahm!

5/14/2018 05:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Issued all people a RD # they can call there crime in on there free obama phone we don't need the Police

5/14/2018 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those IAD pricks dont take a shit without orders from up top believe me.

5/14/2018 06:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The next step in the evolution of Fetalness is the illusion of work.....to avoid legitimate work. It's not possible to remain fetal on the beat when you're at the mercy of whatever the dispatcher sends you. I was tired of answering domestics and mental disturbances wondering which one would turn south and possibly jeopardize my life or financial well being. My former partner recommended I apply for Tac, as a way to escape the monotony of the watch. After seeing my disapproving facial expression he said Tac is the new fetal -- they don't do SHIT anymore. Bring in a few TSSS cards, an ISR or two and you're good. Meanwhile, you avoid the radio (which immediately makes the job more bearable) and select exactly the type of stop you want. He flat out admitted they don't stop anyone aside from middle aged people and single occupant vehicles. ISRs are done under the best possible circumstances. Arrests are primarily from warrants, or taking it from the watch. Tact has effectively gamed the system.

Several months later I joined and couldn't have been any happier. Now, I understand people will be upset and say this isn't the purpose of Tac. That we should be locking up gangbangers, recovering guns and dope, etc. But we didn't make it this way. The city has effectively said NO to proactive policing. Our form of activity is an example of proactiveness yes; but it's utter nonsense because it's not actually preventing crime. If I can avoid calls for service (which traditionally are rezponsible for more OIS than self initiated activity) i'll play the odds in my favor. It sure as hell beats answering jobs

5/14/2018 06:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wrigley and O’Keefe are two of the finest Policeman and two of the nicest men that I have had the pleasure of knowing. They are true heros!

5/14/2018 06:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gonna get worse. The new COPA head was on WVON last week telling the host that they expect to be heavily involved in new contract negotiations. They feel past contracts have too many loopholes to protect officers and they are going to change this.

5/14/2018 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liberals: Don't take guns from violent criminals!

Liberals: Don't use guns against violent criminals!

Liberals are obsessed.

5/14/2018 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At this point, I am waiting for the day, preferably during the summer when the police walk off of their jobs and let the city burn. Then watch the citizens and politicians scream for them to come back to work immediately to work to save them, from the criminals running amok doing as they please. It's looking more and more like a real possibility at this point.

5/14/2018 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be great if the FOP did more than write letters. The war has been declared against police. The city is not abiding by law or contract. The time is for some kind of action.

5/14/2018 06:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

COPA is not pro police obviously and they are misguided by haters. Instead of being non biased they operate as the enemy and every complaint is viewed as the truth and cops are automatically wrong. Where is the outcry by FOP and PBPA. Graham has his bigmouth staff but nobody is looking out for the members.rahm will never defend the police and we have a Supt.who is not capable of even dispatching extra police to the Near Northside and Mag Mile.

5/14/2018 06:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That’s why my gun stays holstered.
I’ll just roll the dice.

5/14/2018 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tha mayor race is coming!

RAHM needs a large number of firing to be the "GUY" who fixed the CPD!

Everyone needs to start taking this shit serious!
The FOP is only 1 of your option when the bus comes for you. Sometimes you have to file that lawsuit against the Department and IAD when the lie on a report.

Or you can hope that your partner and the friendly white shirt can raise 30-50 k to help you from a 50-50 raffle.
You know the exempt in whatever unit you work will not even talk to you on the phone and care nothing about you losing your house.

5/14/2018 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the city is doing is decimating our legal defense fund! Period! Then when they go into negotiations try and have FOP cave in on disipinary rights! Look at what is going on with politics now on national level. FOP be prepared!

5/14/2018 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Show up, take squad, never use lights or sirens, drive slooowly to any job, take report, leave. No traffic stops, no street stops, no bus checks, no movers, no parkers, no curfews. Use the medical liberally

5/14/2018 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are two types of people who still want this job and plenty of them out there. 1. Just want the badge and gun. 2. No skills to make this kind of money doing something else.

5/14/2018 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there wasn't overwhelming evidence to stay fetal, now there is.

5/14/2018 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police officers know they have more honor and integrity than the politicians that run thus city and that they are being used as pawns to further the career of Rahm and his pals. ♠️

5/14/2018 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unless someone has shot one of your family members or a fellow copper, lay down. When are people going to understand this? You will be laying on your bunk in a cell telling yourself: but it was a good shooting! Nobody wants you doing police work. Unless someone shot at a cop, f*cking get 'em next time. No sympathy for young cops who won't take the advice of old timers.

5/14/2018 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Justice is lost
Justice is raped
Justice is gone

5/14/2018 12:18:00 AM

Pulling your strings, justice is DONE.

5/14/2018 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Either way the City makes out ...

5/14/2018 03:29:00 AM

That's the strategy CPS implemented. Fire experienced tenured teachers and keep hiring new graduates who quit after 2/3 years. Money saved! a win for CPS more chaos in the classroom.

5/14/2018 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW, just WOW. Not remembering EXACTLY where a piece of evidence was recovered is an honest mistake. I mean, from what I read, the testimony was within a few feet of where it was recovered. Is that a firing offense now? WHere in the G.O.'s does it say that an officer must, within a millimeter testify to where evidence was recovered.

I am retired, thank God, but if I was still working I would find it very difficult to do my job as a police officer. Meaning, I would not do anything. It would go against my grain because I believe the City, no matter how unfair they are, are paying you do do the job. But somehow I would rally my fellow officers to do the same. From what I read here, a lot of you are not doing anything. But I am sure there are those that no matter what wrongs the City brings in the department, they will still chase suspects, chase cars, do warrants, and make arrests. May God be at your side and have your back, because it is obvious to me, and it should be to those hard chargers, that no one else has it.

If you're on tac, and you work for a good Sgt that always has your back, that may not be enough. Hell, the Supt seemed to have the 2nd officer in that story, along with all the other brass, had his back and look what happened. Screwed.

So, I have gone on too long. But remember this.... when you create your case report, think 10 years ahead, you have to because somehow, someone will pick it apart and if they find some minor discrepancy, it will be used against you.

When I was in the academy learning how to do case reports I remember the instructor saying that you should be brief in your report. If a gun was found in the bedroom, under the mattress, that's it. When court time came and the defense asks where it was found, it was in the bedroom under the mattress. PERIOD. No more, no less.

Be safe. Watch each other's backs because you are all you got out there.

5/14/2018 08:09:00 AM  
Blogger Baby"G" said...

A lot of young Chicago Police Officers, and outsiders brought in by Rahm make the mistake of ignoring history. Firefighters are NOT as docile as cops. In 1980 Chicago Firefighters walked off the job and stayed off the job for 23 days, and the Brotherhood of the Barrel began. Back then, garbage cans were 55 gal metal barrels, and the striking firefighters would burn wood in them to keep warm while they picketed their own fire houses. For the next 20 years,those who had been hired during that strike were harassed. Twenty four people died in Chicago fires during that strike. Firefighters work together, live together, and most of all, unlike cops; Firefighters Stick Together. The first time someone shoots at a fire rig "on patrol", I feel confident in saying, Rahm will step in shit beyond his comprehension! In addition, Rahm is fully aware of the fact that he is detested, and as I have said before, has no constituency. Consider the weekend announcement that he promoted 100 detectives and will promote 100 more before the end of the year. What a coincidence; CREATE 100 DETECTIVES, TWO DAYS AFTER VALLAS ANNOUNCES A PLAN TO REHIRE RETIRED DETECTIVES TO ASSIST IN REDUCING THE DISMAL CLEARANCE RATES. The Arrogant Little Putz and control freak realizes, his political career is coming to an end over which he has no control. Baby "G"

5/14/2018 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stay feral don't do nada, this from a 17 yrs retiree.back in the 80s 90s the job had your back but due to PC they want your he'ad,STAY FERAL.

5/14/2018 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jack and John are both incredible, honest, hard working officers. I was fortunate to have worked with both. Continue the fight guys, stay strong!!! Hold!!!!!!!!! Love you both.

5/14/2018 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how things have changed,worked special employment years back and was at el stop at Belmont and Sheffield and was downstairs and heard people yelling and running down stairs and young""yoof"" came running down stairs with cops and female citizen in pursuit we just knew he did something so we got involved and he got tackled in a gangway on Wilton,struggle ensued where the Yoof PUT UP A FIGHT AND HE GOT TUNED UP,turns out he was chain snatcher and he got his as kicked big time, searched area and found proceeds and then went up to victim where she identified both,found out she was a us attn. coming home on El and was victimisedUS ATTN?? oh boy this is not good, she said thanks guys for getting this asshole and not to worry, you did it just right,in fact we got a ""love letter""from her to our boss,don't know about today tho,

5/14/2018 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FOP or rank & file need to find a mayoral candidate and get behind him or her in unison and push the firemen, teachers, and city workers to rally with them and purge the demon from the city. It wouldn't hurt to recruit some of the disenchanted well to do's as well. First the Mayor and then the alder thieves, until the undesirables are "ALL" gone. Then we can work on the county undesirables and that should collapse the state miscreants solving the entire problem! It might not hurt to have the troops start writing tickets to the politically connected leaches to create further chaos for the powers that be!

5/14/2018 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"At the recognition ceremony an officer received an award of valor for shooting a suspect armed with a baseball bat..."

Gee would be nice to think that is CPD way of backdoor supporting Rialmo and police work...but more likely another example of out of touch exempts signing off on awards based on members steam (need for ribbons) or Unit Commander/chief/CO ability to swallow and pad resume (while under my command- this happened because of me-- not that i had anything to do with it).

5/14/2018 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Together we can.

5/14/2018 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know this....
No one made a complaint in O’Keefe and Wrigley’s case. The IAD Sgt drew up all the allegations. Then, the same IAD Sgt investigated his own allegations. The same IAD Sgt submitted a report full of lies supporting the allegations he created. The FOP lawyers pointed out the lies in his report, and the city (that includes Johnson) is still planning to move these guys toward separation. Witch hunt?

Where is the investigation into the report by the IAD Sgt? It is unbelievable that IAD signed off on a report containing lies claiming these guys lied. It is a slap in the face of every Police Officer on this job.

5/14/2018 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People keep mentioning several IAD Sergeants with a hidden agenda. Enough with the secrets! Lets have their names! No initials, but their full names! If they are corrupt as SCC has stated, they would not hesitate to throw your name out into the public!

The problem is officers have NO balls! They are going to vent in this comment section, whisper in the locker rooms, then back to their miserable beat car, business as normal.

5/14/2018 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are corrupt Sergeants in IAD, so what the bosses all know.

5/14/2018 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CPD family needs to vote. And I don't mean just the officers and their spouses. Everyone needs to get out and vote, mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, neighbors. Don't put shit on line where they can trace it back to you but talk to everyone you can. Enough of this crap. Every politician in this city needs to be replaced.

5/14/2018 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess what everyone should start doing is keep referring to body cam video in all case reports. “A loaded handgun and dope was discovered in the location as recorded via my body cam.” The FOP attorneys need to come up with a disclaimer that can be used for every case or arrest report to stop this bullshit. Maybe just four words should be every case report from now on, “See body cam footage.”

5/14/2018 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okl media. Sun Times, Trib, . How about ch 7, 9 32 etc. You read this blog by now, how about putting it out there on the news so our good citizens know how bad this city really is at this time.

Just think of a situation of have a fire truck on patrol ( which is useless) now breaks down, is out of commission, and can't respond to a nearby fire and people get killed !!!

5/14/2018 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know jack he is a great cop

5/14/2018 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

keep voting the same!!!!

5/14/2018 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here’s what needs to happen. The FOP should implement a type of clause that closes the door on investigations after a certain amount of time, period. Unfounded or exonerated allegations should never be reopened at all. The actions of COPA should be relegated to new investigations only. No second or third bites from the same apple that was picked several years or decades ago.

COPA has power only if we give it to them. Most CPD members I know don’t recognize them as a legitimate investigative entity and by the very fact they are not sworn or supervisory, how can they order me to do anything they want? Perhaps I don’t fully understand that process.

Let’s get together and find a way. Stay safe CPD Brothers and Sisters.

5/14/2018 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’m going to put on my helmet and riot gear and save the city this Summer....or maybe I’ll suit up and just watch it burn to the ground. When car 41 screams, “don’t let them have Michigan ave!” I plan on doing exactly that. All who are similarly deployed at such time should do the same. No march on city hall or FOP hand wringing can send the message as effectively. Let them remember: When they needed us the most, we said “fuck off, 19paul”

5/14/2018 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a civilian who grew up on the near north side in the 60's. I cannot imagine why any honest, hard working family man would want to be a policeman in the city under these circumstances. I used to have a soft place in my heart for the city in which I was raised. Now, when I travel through the city I am very nervous and I drive through it as fast as possible. How did it come to this?

5/14/2018 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So this is Rahm's plan to save our pension by eliminating the recipients. Rahm is working hard to save the CPD pension and you guys just bitch and bitch.

5/14/2018 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Maybe just maybe give this some thought. Could it be the City’s position, behind closed doors, to fire as many coppers as they can. Not so much because the officer did wrong, but because it saves the City money. Think about it. Let’s say the City fires a guy with 10 years on. Ultimately, the City won’t fill that position for an extended period of time and when they finally replace the fired officer it’ll be with a new kid straight out of the academy. Either way the City makes out ...


That’s really stretching it. The difference of the recruits pay and a 10 year veteran is chump change when you consider the CPD budget. I doubt the city is having a behind closed door conspiracy for that. Other reason, maybe, but not that. Don’t hire 5 officers in one year and you have saved more money

5/14/2018 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Let them fire the officers then sue the shit out of Rham and all the assholes involved in federal court.

5/14/2018 02:31:00 AM

If only it were that easy. It’s easy to see you have never been involved in a case like that. No job for 5 to 10 years, stress, legal fees and then you have to win Also when was the last time you heard an officer got fired and sued the shit out of Rahm and all the assholes and was successful.
The idea is not to get fired

5/14/2018 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
O’Keefe is one of the best coppers this dept has ever had. The scumbag IAD Sgt made it personal because he can’t find a legitimate reason to fire them. O’keefe and wrigley made a clean arrest that night and got mixed up on exactly where something was recovered. Let me see this IAD Sgt get into a foot chase with a man with a gun where he eventually apprehends the bad guy and then while his adrenaline is still pumping through the roof, go backtrack and recover gun/drugs. Then 2 years later at the trial, try to remember back to the exact spot something was recovered that night. All while he makes over a hundred similar arrests in the time between the original arrest and the criminal trial. The IAD Sgt should be on the chopping block, not O’keefe and Wrigley.


Good luck guys. You don’t deserve to be treated like this. Hopefully everything will turn out good for you guys and sorry for all the aggravation and stree you are having to endure

5/14/2018 10:57:00 AM  
Blogger John Ellis said...

Second City Cop blog along with Boystown's CWB Chicago are the only news sources I've found that present honest truth about the real crime world in our Chicago.

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Google or duckduckgo search Paul Joseph Watson's brutal expose of the idiot celebrities that cried and thru temper tantrums when Donald Trump won the Presidency.

5/14/2018 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is time to do something, just what, you got me but, let's make some noise. These leftists are in a snit about everything, how about we get pissed off about the treatment we're getting from these socialist bastards? I don't mean bitch and gripe about it, take a page out of the socialist CPS teachers playbook and BLM and raise some damn hell out there. Just not enough for COPA and that half wit John Arena to come after us.

I can tell your really upset in fact so upset your not feeling well in fact it last about 13 days and on the lat day you might need to stay in bed for at least 24 hours .....Capeesh

5/14/2018 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone who takes a job with the CPD has to have rocks in their head.....anyone on the CPD with less than 10 years on.....get out, and look for something else; anyone close to 20 years or above...stay fetal

5/14/2018 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like I have said for the past 15 years or so. STOP DOING ANY TYPE OF POLICE WORK. Answer your calls, that's it. Write paper for everything. How fucking stupid can someone be? Band together.

5/14/2018 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-12/audible-gasp-was-heard-when-chicago-fed-unveiled-its-solution-pension-problem

5/14/2018 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not trying to link a mainstream media entry ere but just doing it as evidence. The department said officially that a new class of 100 detectives just announced now will bring the total number of detectives to 983. Wrong again folks. Run the title 9165. There are currently 983 detectives. Of those 983 detectives a whopping 119 detectives are detailed out to fugitive, gang investigations, the academy, call back and task force teams. So that leaves 864 actual detectives working cases... yep.. almost to that 1200 Mark. Even at 983 + 100 you are lying by about 120 detectives.

5/14/2018 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anyone had met Wrigley they are in complete disbelief of this. He is one of the hardest working most honorable guys I’ve ever met. Not to mention, such a gentleman. He’s been through more stuff with this job than most of us can imagine. Been shot and watched the guy that shot him get convicted after going thru two trials, then pardeoned by the governor. Chased down robbers off duty and caught them. Won tons of awards. Just a good good human being. If they can do this to him, then how does that make the rest of us feel. It’s just disgusting.

5/14/2018 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I heard this happen to wrigs and Okeefe I was sick. These are not rogue officers out there committing crimes. These are two dam good officers that out of the thousands of arrests they made misremembered one minor detail years later. Totally demoralizing.

5/14/2018 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did COPA even get set up in the first place?

5/14/2018 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you go to the city of Chicago website and click on police board you can read about the Police Board cases and the findings. It is very disturbing They use a boiler plate format filing in the different Officers information They state a precedent case that says you can be fired for ONE rule violation. And they are firing Police Officers for nothing go take a look. That would be a job for FOP to review the cases in the last few years and see whats really happening.

5/14/2018 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let’s say the City fires a guy with 10 years on. Ultimately, the City won’t fill that position for an extended period of time and when they finally replace the fired officer it’ll be with a new kid straight out of the academy. Either way the City makes out.
----------------
Think about it for a moment. the cost of recruiting and training far exceeds the small pay differential that mostly goes away after 18 months anyway.

And it is not cheap to try and fire a cop either. Nor is it real certain to work. Often they end up with paid administrative leave for months on end. Just that would cost more than the pay differential.

5/14/2018 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is complete bullshit. These trials take years to come to the point where you actually testify. By that time you’ve made hundreds more arrests and you’re supposed to remember every little detail of something that happened years ago. F that. If they’re coming after us for making a mistake at trial then we need to demand a trial within a few months. So that we can actually remember what happened. I wonder if they pulled up memory studies, how fast the memory decays over years.

5/14/2018 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still remember the wisdom my FTO imparted to me. The tact team made a big arrest and they got a lot of dope and guns plus a head. The tact team was celebrating and the white shirts were giving their atta boy congratulations.

We leave the station and my FTO says: "listen up kid. Big arrest, big problem. Little arrest, little problem. No arrest, no problem". Initially, I thought he was a dog and bitter and paranoid. After a while, I realized he was 100% accurate.

5/14/2018 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Capt. Obvious said...

Jack is a stand-up guy, a good friend, selfless human and, on top of all that, a good policeman. This is yet another example of crucifying the cops whilst glorifying the thugs. Does common sense exist anymore? I'm sick of this absolute disregard for the law, the rules and what is truly right. Destroy two good men's lives, careers and reputations over nonsense. Reward the career criminal and portray the real heroes as villains? What are we trying to accomplish here? Anarchy is the result of a failed society

5/14/2018 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the mayr n his cronies, sing this song to the music of "Starships- We Built This City", which is a horrible song by the way.

instead it is titled "We fcked This City"

5/14/2018 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

speaking of building a wall, just build one around shitcago

and put a big closed sign and bail the F out

5/14/2018 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago police Sgt Watts is getting his pension check why and he went to the fed pe

5/14/2018 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOPShould march on 35 th Michigan let's see if they will don't think so

5/14/2018 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If rahm wants a city filled with criminals who he allows to act without consequences, then so be it. We can protect ourselves and our families, let rahm protect everyone else. We know he cant even protect his own kid on his own block. We must let this election be the one that exposes rahm for the liar that he is.

5/14/2018 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember this arrest. 58 Artesian. That crew had been responsible for the murder of muffler shop owner 57 Artesian.
Assholes. Seems like a situation where mistakes were made. But fire them for it? The discipline process
in this department is a mess.

5/14/2018 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remembering the countless times I sat in those jury rooms at 26th, and the ASA would ask, "Were you driving, or your partner"? "Was the offender on the sidewalk, or in the street"? Etc. Probably should have said "I don't recall" a lot more often, but we didn't back then.
Lets see anyone remember every detail from something that happened months or sometimes years in the past. (swift justice my ass)!
Was the guy guilty? Absolutely! Did we sometimes get a detail wrong? Yep.
The ASA's knew, but they didn't want to put on a case where the officer says "I don't recall" 20 times.

Retired three years now.
My doctor says my blood pressure is down...
But my liver may be shot.

G Night Squad.

5/14/2018 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/elmhurst-cop-who-fired-into-car-was-completely-justified-prosecutors/
Not for the CPD

5/14/2018 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What exactly makes an officer want to go to IAD??

5/14/2018 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will states Attorney Foxx do any thing about Sgt watts crew no and he is stil getting his pension check from the city

5/14/2018 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The officers should do what the fop is best at--- remaining silent- the flop raising your union dues but never ever does anything for the whole membership, lets change the pension for the new guys and screw them over, lets have furlough by watch instead of by seniority, notice how they never ever address the real issues like the fucking thirty percent merit picks or the cheating lie-tenants scandal or city residency or maybe a raise bigger then 2 fucking percent. Coppers would be better off being a fair share member for 4 bucks a mo. The fop never ever stands up for cpd officers , they always sell cpd officers out. Look at there track record ,what has fop done for the members in the last ten years, lets see , they lost retiree health care you know the program rahm bragged about in an email to a billionaire or changing suspension time from a day or two to a max of thirty pending to 1 year or two year suspensions - all great for the city but not good for the membership and you guys pay for this representation. Remember with fop its always fuck our police and never represent an officer because its not a real union but a fraternal organization and you ain't in the inner circle. Wake up officers, get involved so you won't be fooled again.

5/14/2018 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both Rahm an his biased Dim-inutive anti-police challenger are looking to score some votes from the other.
The more The COPRAH can deliver to the Board by Feb 2019 the better “Reform” looks.
Both Rahm and LightheadedFoot set this up, but a Rahm didn’t expect her to be using it as her campaign platform.

Pulling a case from 2012 ???
That’s a stretch inmost places, but not in a Democrat run slum, namely Shithole Chicago.

Think three times about chasing that next fleeing mister-meaner felon and you’ll thank me 6 years from now.

No Stops means Big Chops in my book.

5/14/2018 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is the Sgt. from IAD under investigation? What were the false allegations, lies he/she put on these officer's? IAD is out of control from cheating scandals, excessive punishments, covering up misconduct for the connected and bosses.

5/14/2018 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got a notice (on FB of a job that was available as of today on monster.com) As a COPA investigator. These clowns are hiring?

5/14/2018 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not in Crook county where we have pos as elected leaders who are anti-law enforcement hate the police and disparage the taxpayers nope in Dupage:

Elmhurst officer's shooting of man during traffic stop was justified, state's attorney says
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elmhurst/news/ct-met-elmhurst-police-shooting-justified-20180514-story.html

Isn't this refreshing? Kimmy-rahm-tommy-toni and the rest of the evil cabal could not hold a candle to these people who actually care about the honest people and the thin blue line that protects them! Look at the bullshit this county has done, now you know why crime is totally out of control every last so called "leader" needs to be voted out! On another note why is rahm getting so tan? Maybe he is doing his best to look latino, so that the coward chuy will not put up a qualified hispanic to smoke his ass in the next election?

Anna rahms girl who is busy issuing illegals city identification cards to vote is talking about running, but being so young and connected to rahm and with her husbands issues will never run! Will the feds ever come here?

Sessions just talks like Trump about Chicago then goes back in his corner and is afraid to take on rahm and the crew of thieves:
Jeff Sessions' claim that an ACLU settlement with Chicago caused murders to spike

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-jeff-sessions-chicago-murders-20180514-story.html

Stay fetal protect blue it is getting rougher,the seas are angry let the animals do what they do best, scoop up the bodies,call fire to hose down the bloodshed,give a report rinse and repeat! With a 15% detective clearance rate you have an 85% chance of never getting caught, practice keep your weapon ready,clean and use to protect yourself and your family in this lawless corrupt city-state-county!

5/14/2018 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

#freejack

5/14/2018 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FLOP should be marching outside city hall until questions are answered. No more threatening letters and emails.
You can sit back and try and do nothing, but sometimes you can't avoid using force and now those guidelines aren't right according to the Monday qb's. Hit the medical until a resolution is found.

5/14/2018 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They must throw the cristians to the lions...to appease the mob.

5/14/2018 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who was the IAD sergeant? What is his/her name?

5/14/2018 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since 1989 i have been listening to the "all the coppers and their families have to vote. Lets just stop it already. Just ask john garrido about coppers voting. Hundreds didnt vote and now we have cabrini at our doorstep.

5/14/2018 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous MKL said...

An ABSOLUTE DISGRACE! Very sad day for law enforcement throughout the nation.

5/14/2018 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgt. Watts is not getting his pension check.

5/14/2018 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IAD and COPA contact citizens and conjure up allegations against officers. The FOP is only good for writing letters sand sitting on their thumbs. They haven’t scheduled a march because they are in the bed with Ed and rahm. All talk no action.

5/14/2018 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

was notified they reopened and accepted a beef from a 2005 shooting I was involved in. Got to love it. offender is in jail pretty much the rest of his life, but hey let's re-investigate something the courts have already looked at.

5/14/2018 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why has Ferguson and BIA refused to investigate watts and davina eventhough first IPRA and recently COPA referred the matter to him?

5/14/2018 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So being a big city cop is as or more political as many other jobs.

People get fired, reprimanded, or held back for minor errors when someone wants them out for political reasons. People get positives turned into negatives when not even minor errors can be found.

5/14/2018 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...It's looking more and more like a real possibility at this point.

5/14/2018 06:36:00 AM



The ass end forward phenomenon contiues to grow.

Law enforcement officers are now a greater peril to the law abiding, since the law abiding will only implement the force of violence when attacked, and are the most likely to feel the obligation to report their no other option possible actions, then the predatory creatures who seek to harm everybody. This then places the law abiding under the powers of those least worthy of possessing them, ie., the political putz brigade now having the prosecution power to cause harm to the law abiding.

The reluctance of those who value civilized, peaceful existence to adopt any of the behaviors of the savages is the weakness which the savages exploit.

The truly contemptable neglectful, let alone intentional, political usage of these creatures, in a myriad of manners, begs for the law abiding, civilized peaceful desiring citizens to consider the compelled neccessity of accepting the fact that this town, and county, are no longer even close to the place where they, and their families, can expect to survive without doing the things they want not to do.

The world is, by it's nature, design and intent, a perilous place which can only be rendered significantly less perilous by those who do not pretend this does not require each and every one of us to do our part.

To choose the feckless path of deferring individual obligations in this matter to those employed to enforce the laws, let alone to diminish those so employed by deceitful devices, is assinine.

So, as the shit spreads, so must the citizens participate in properly disposing of the turds.

5/14/2018 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Michael Rosenstein said...

Jack is a great cop and a stand up guy. I've known him for 20 plus years and he'd give you the shirt off his back. He really helped me out with some personal issues in college.

5/14/2018 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still remember the wisdom my FTO imparted to me. The tact team made a big arrest and they got a lot of dope and guns plus a head. The tact team was celebrating and the white shirts were giving their atta boy congratulations.

We leave the station and my FTO says: "listen up kid. Big arrest, big problem. Little arrest, little problem. No arrest, no problem". Initially, I thought he was a dog and bitter and paranoid. After a while, I realized he was 100% accurate.

5/14/2018 01:22:00 PM

Thanks for recounting your learning experience. It is a tale of wise advice with a helping of humor! It was very enjoyable to read.

5/14/2018 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wrigley and Okeefe are great coppers and more than that, good people. Always back up their fellow officers and always out there working. And doing it the right way. Wrigley was shot and almost killed on this job and this is how they thank him! Unreal! Complete BS! I hope all works out for them and they stick it up the department's ass.

5/14/2018 06:28:00 PM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

They hang these guys out to dry while the corruption in City Hall increases tenfold. Eddie---you are a disgrace.

5/14/2018 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck this shit!!!! Cash your check and that’s it!

5/14/2018 06:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: That fucking asshole phlegm wants Governor Rauner charged with a hate crime because he has proposed a revival of the death penalty for murdering a police officer. phlegm wants to know why Rauner values a police officer's life more than the young black boys being murdered in the streets and Rauner should be charged with a hate crime for doing so. The fucking pos phlegm makes me ill. I am not going to even bother explaining it for that despicable phlegm to read. Fuck you phlegm! You are a stain on the church and humanity.

5/14/2018 06:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They wonder why no one wants to be a Chicago Police Officer? I applied as a joke took the test and they keep on inviting me to take POWER tests for over a year now!

5/14/2018 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The body cam gives, and the body cam takes away.
https://breaking911.com/body-cam-video-contradicts-naacp-presidents-racial-profiling-claims/

5/14/2018 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogger Baby"G" said...
A lot of young Chicago Police Officers, and outsiders brought in by Rahm make the mistake of ignoring history. Firefighters are NOT as docile as cops. In 1980 Chicago Firefighters walked off the job and stayed off the job for 23 days, and the Brotherhood of the Barrel began. Back then, garbage cans were 55 gal metal barrels, and the striking firefighters would burn wood in them to keep warm while they picketed their own fire houses. For the next 20 years,those who had been hired during that strike were harassed. Twenty four people died in Chicago fires during that strike. Firefighters work together, live together, and most of all, unlike cops; Firefighters Stick Together. The first time someone shoots at a fire rig "on patrol", I feel confident in saying, Rahm will step in shit beyond his comprehension! In addition, Rahm is fully aware of the fact that he is detested, and as I have said before, has no constituency. Consider the weekend announcement that he promoted 100 detectives and will promote 100 more before the end of the year. What a coincidence; CREATE 100 DETECTIVES, TWO DAYS AFTER VALLAS ANNOUNCES A PLAN TO REHIRE RETIRED DETECTIVES TO ASSIST IN REDUCING THE DISMAL CLEARANCE RATES. The Arrogant Little Putz and control freak realizes, his political career is coming to an end over which he has no control. Baby "G"

5/14/2018 08:11:00 AM

For a time Rahm thought he had a chance at being the first Jewish President. Rahm's brother Ari asked Trump to make him Ambassador to Israel no cigar. Rahm was banking on a Hillary appointment to get him out of Chicago!

5/14/2018 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FOP needs to start suing COPA at every turn. Burn the hell out of their budget. Start serving the members and the investigators on all cases. Since they are after us. Lets go after them.

5/14/2018 07:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Will states Attorney Foxx do any thing about Sgt watts crew no and he is stil getting his pension check from the city

5/14/2018 02:42:00 PM

He is not getting his pension, he lost his job due to a work related felony conviction.

5/14/2018 07:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, it is huge for the City not to be responsible for the pension of a guy thats been on 10 years. He gets his contributions back without interest btw. If they could get 10 years service out of a 9161 and not have to pay much or sny of a pensiob it is huuge.

5/14/2018 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/05/14/8-year-old-girl-hugging-police-officers-across-country/

5/14/2018 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O/T Regarding the hiring of retired Dets to help clear cases. Any retired detective who
would take that job is insane. Just what do you think COPA would do? They would immediately get the list and begin looking into their background and old cases and attempt to bring them up on charges,making their live miserable causing them to quit. Then Lovey and company would spet in to sue them. Stay far away unless Vallas gets in and disbands COPA along with the police board and any other kangaroo board they have come up with and the merit process.Use caution officers.Its just like FOP hiring Farrell and whoever else that are retired. They ended up in court with Van Dyke. Nothing good can come of it,nothing.They will tirn your words against you.Police work is dead. Just like McClosetheareas and districts and now Taxwinkle is closing the courts. The move is to deter the citizens from prosecuting and to deter them from traveling crosstown to court. The plan is in motion. Anyone see Mike Flannerys show the other night. He had on Gene Roy and that softball ex pres Dean.Nice bow tie Dean. It didn't make you any smarter. Surprisingly Flannery made sense and seemed pro police.

5/14/2018 07:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your job as police officers is to keep Rahm in office. Sacrifices must be made for the good of Rahm...errr...Chicago.

5/14/2018 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't "win" anything. It's no contest. You are "awarded" or are a "recipient".

Let's get it straight.

5/14/2018 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a suburban cop. Most of my fellow officers have already agreed we're not chasing anyone into Cook County for fear we might actually catch them and then have to be criticized and judged by Kim Foxx and her ilk. I'd rather let the bad guys get away. My heart goes out to you city guys. Don't know how you work in that environment. You have a jag off for a mayor and a rotten cop hating bitch for your State's Attorney.

5/14/2018 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We leave the station and my FTO says: "listen up kid. Big arrest, big problem. Little arrest, little problem. No arrest, no problem".

LOL same advice I got as a brand new copper from a old time vet from the 60's.

Others I heard were "too much crime not enough time"

"Get home the same way you left"

"Just be satisfied with yourself"

"You protect your partner and you'll go home in one piece"

"Never trust the white shirts"

"You're the bad guy now"

5/14/2018 08:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are you going to understand that the Socialist Democrat party of Cook County hate the Police Dept. They are trying their best to ruin Chicago using the Rules for Radicals theory.

5/14/2018 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two highly decorated Officers being fired because they were momentarily confused during testimony by opposing lawyers who ARE PAID to confuse them? The city will fire two Police Officers who worked honorably and with integrity?...great message they are sending to the rest of the Department. John Wrigley is a stand up guy. Jack O'Keefe is a stand up guy. Instead of honoring their work, the City wants to throw them out like trash...and they wonder why they can't find suitable candidates for this job.

5/14/2018 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That fucking asshole phlegm wants Governor Rauner charged with a hate crime because he has proposed a revival of the death penalty for murdering a police officer. phlegm wants to know why Rauner values a police officer's life more than the young black boys being murdered in the streets and Rauner should be charged with a hate crime for doing so. The fucking pos phlegm makes me ill. I am not going to even bother explaining it for that despicable phlegm to read. Fuck you phlegm! You are a stain on the church and humanity.

5/14/2018 06:40:00 PM


Now, if our governor had a pinch of MAGA within him, he'd respond by proposing to restore the Death Penalty for any AND all who commit the criminal act of murder upon a victim under the age of 18.

That is, ANY & ALL.

Including those murderers UNDER the age of 18.

Yep.

If the prissy priest wants Equal consequences, give them to him.

Give them to him.......firmly.

5/14/2018 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: MSNBC has cancelled The Reid Report. Joy Reid is a left-wing extremist obsessed with race and identity politics, who recently came under fire for making anti-gay blog posts. Her program lasted a little over a year. Too bad, so sad! Buh-bye!

5/14/2018 10:00:00 PM  
Blogger john said...

Stay safe and I guess the term now used is " fetal".


old retired guy

5/14/2018 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know damn well Rahm would love to fire everyone.
Then he could start from scratch and develop a department that “looks” more like “the community”
That’s all Rahm, FatHead Ed and Babs ever talk about : getting more and more “minority” applicants and hires.

5/14/2018 10:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got a notice (on FB of a job that was available as of today on monster.com) As a COPA investigator. These clowns are hiring?

5/14/2018 03:36:00 PM

Their prejudice runs deep. They absolutely want nothing to do with any ex, former and/or retired member of the Chicago Police Department or any Chicago Police family member. When they target a Chicago Police Officer, they want no possibility of dissent in their organization.

5/14/2018 10:17:00 PM  
Blogger jokeefe89 said...

Whoever started this post I/we appreciate more than I can articulate. I honestly didn't think people pay attention to or care when others get
Jammed. If I/we were horrible people I'd embrace being fucked. Thanks to all who support us. - jo

5/14/2018 10:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So many guys want to march?

15 may 2018 noon FOP meeting...

May be a few of you can bring it up and actually accomplish something.
I know you have court and have to watch your kids in the day...

Everybody loves a hero until he AINT.

5/14/2018 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't trust the RAT SQUAD...

5/14/2018 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No confidence vote and march against Fat Head Ed!

5/14/2018 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I'm a suburban cop. Most of my fellow officers have already agreed we're not chasing anyone into Cook County for fear we might actually catch them and then have to be criticized and judged by Kim Foxx and her ilk. I'd rather let the bad guys get away. My heart goes out to you city guys. Don't know how you work in that environment. You have a jag off for a mayor and a rotten cop hating bitch for your State's Attorney.

5/14/2018 08:07:00 PM

Hold up--- if you the crime takes place in Dupage, and the arrest happens in CC, why would you go to court in CC and not in Dupage. I understand the change of venue BS, but come on🤔

5/14/2018 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please stop talking about Jeff Sessions!! The guy is completely f'ing useless!! He ain't comin' to help, ever!! POTUS Trump needs to dump his ass and get someone with balls!!

5/14/2018 11:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago’s parking meter system raked in $134.2 million last year, putting private investors on pace to recoup their entire $1.16 billion investment by 2021 with 62 years to go in the lease, the latest annual audit shows.

Four underground, city-owned parking garages took in $34 million in 2017, while the privatized Chicago Skyway generated $99.9 million in cash, separate audits of those assets show.

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Not a penny of those revenues, once a mainstay for city government, went to ease the avalanche of tax increases imposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to solve the city’s $36 billion pension crisis.

That’s because all three of those assets were unloaded by former Mayor Richard M. Daley, who used the money to avoid raising property taxes while city employee pension funds sunk deeper in the hole.

Of the three deals, the 2008 parking meter deal has been the biggest political nightmare for Emanuel, who inherited it, and for Chicago aldermen who granted lightning-fast approval of the deal.

5/14/2018 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like someone had already mentioned earlier, we need to get behind 1 mayoral candidate who actually has a chance to defeat the evil tiny emperor! We need to convince family, friends, neighbors, etc to get out and vote for 1 person! I believe Paul Vallas is the only candidate that is not only pro Police, but has a legitimate shot at taking down the midget!! Can Coppers finally take action instead of just bitching!?

5/14/2018 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago needs another Operation Graylord

5/15/2018 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please stop killing our police officers and our beautiful city. CPD was once the best police departments in the world and now with this so called 'leadership' it has become disgraceful and loathsome. Our once, safe city has become so dangerous that my friends and colleagues won't even plan a meeting or dinner downtown and we all work in the city because it has become a frightening place to have dinner and drinks. This city was so amazing and beautiful5 _10 years ago. Now these honest hardworking police officers are on trial for doing their job and protecting us from violent people that just take whatever they desire and refuse to work hard for things in life. Our mayor and superintendent need to stop this immediately before our city becomes Detroit or like a 3rd world country. Please stop and realize these two officers are good people only doing what is right. The CPD needs more officers like these two to serve and protect us. If they get fired or anything happens to them, I would lose complete faith in this city and the police department. Please stop, enough is enough. These officers risk their lives everyday to protect complete strangers from harm. Stop putting them on trial and go after the real criminals.

5/15/2018 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
O/T Regarding the hiring of retired Dets to help clear cases. Any retired detective who
would take that job is insane. Just what do you think COPA would do? They would immediately get the list and begin looking into their background and old cases and attempt to bring them up on charges,making their live miserable causing them to quit. Then Lovey and company would spet in to sue them. Stay far away unless Vallas gets in and disbands COPA along with the police board and any other kangaroo board they have come up with and the merit process.Use caution officers.Its just like FOP hiring Farrell and whoever else that are retired. They ended up in court with Van Dyke. Nothing good can come of it,nothing.They will tirn your words against you.Police work is dead. Just like McClosetheareas and districts and now Taxwinkle is closing the courts. The move is to deter the citizens from prosecuting and to deter them from traveling crosstown to court. The plan is in motion. Anyone see Mike Flannerys show the other night. He had on Gene Roy and that softball ex pres Dean.Nice bow tie Dean. It didn't make you any smarter. Surprisingly Flannery made sense and seemed pro police.

No detective is coming back to clear cases if they wanted to clear cases they could have done that when they were working The clearance rate really hasn’t been that spectacular. Also if they wanted to work, they would not have retired. Ok a few were forced out at 63, but they are going to be go getters
Finally, is it even legal?

5/15/2018 04:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The FOP needs to start suing COPA at every turn. Burn the hell out of their budget. Start serving the members and the investigators on all cases. Since they are after us. Lets go after them.


Have you ever thought suing COPA at every turn is going to burn the hell of out of a budget, but it won’t be COPA’s. It will be the FOP’s budget Nice thought tho

5/15/2018 04:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This may be a wake up call that FOP needs to push a no confidence vote on this superintendent and mayor.

5/15/2018 05:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
I'm a suburban cop. Most of my fellow officers have already agreed we're not chasing anyone into Cook County for fear we might actually catch them and then have to be criticized and judged by Kim Foxx and her ilk. I'd rather let the bad guys get away. My heart goes out to you city guys. Don't know how you work in that environment. You have a jag off for a mayor and a rotten cop hating bitch for your State's Attorney.

5/14/2018 08:07:00 PM

Hold up--- if you the crime takes place in Dupage, and the arrest happens in CC, why would you go to court in CC and not in Dupage. I understand the change of venue BS, but come on🤔

5/14/2018 11:15:00 PM

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how about you shoot the guy at the end of the chase in COOK CO. ? ... now get back to your rocket science homework

5/15/2018 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 4:35. What do you think they would bring back retired detectives for? Just to fill up the seats? They will be reviewing cases and their names will be on reports and they will end in court and COPA because they are injecting there part of the investigation if arrests are made. Wake up. Guys retired and found out they had no insurance and are swimming in medical bills and need money because of the mayoral selections that produced this situation and retired guys are going bankrupt and loosing their housed.

5/15/2018 06:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi SCC, a little off topic but not much. LAPD civilian oversight board is similar to COPA.

https://www.policeone.com/officer-shootings/articles/474771006-Civilian-panel-LAPD-cops-broke-policy-after-shooting-man-who-fired-at-LEOs/?NewsletterID=496995&utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_content=TopNewsRight2Title&utm_campaign=P1Member&cub_id=[cub_id]

5/15/2018 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Please stop talking about Jeff Sessions!! The guy is completely f'ing useless!! He ain't comin' to help, ever!! POTUS Trump needs to dump his ass and get someone with balls!!

5/14/2018 11:17:00 PM

Jeff Sessions = Henry Gibson... google him;)

5/15/2018 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So some fool wants to bring back the same dicks that didn't get the job done when on the job. LOL sounds like a vote buying and patronage scheme to me.

5/15/2018 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous rtd guy said...

guy said firemen stick together more then cops, brother truer words never spoken, recall years back in the old 006th disr the cops on mils were not going on street as they were breaking up partners and stayed in after roll call,the tact team rolled out in full uniform ti take their spots on the cars, a mention by a few of the dissenters said scabs, but most kept quite, the best part was the guys who did the slow down went out drinking with the tact team after work,the guys who were gonna take their jobs,we asked if they also stopped at Walgreens to get the vaseline before they went to the Green Door on Western ave,if there was a strike you mean to say the dicks , mounted, marine, iAd, and asst, telephoned in guys were gonna go out with you, for get about it,

5/15/2018 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

COPA has to justify thier existence and has no business looking into old cases that were closed. Now they say that IPRA didnt know what they were doing.

5/15/2018 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Justice is lost
Justice is raped
Justice is gone

5/14/2018 12:18:00 AM

Pulling your strings, justice is DONE.

Seeking no truth, winning is all
Find it so grim, so true, so real

5/15/2018 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Please stop killing our police officers and our beautiful city. CPD was once the best police departments in the world

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I love your posting. Thank you, it’s so nice to hear some people support the police. You’re the ones that we feel bad because we can no longer adequately protect you.

On a lighter note, I’ll put you in touch with our real estate guru from 001 district. According to him, downtown real estate is a burgeoning market, no signs of slowing down and no major crime to speak of.

5/15/2018 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you ever thought suing COPA at every turn is going to burn the hell of out of a budget, but it won’t be COPA’s. It will be the FOP’s budget Nice thought tho

5/15/2018 04:40:00 AM

You nailed it. COPA has a bevy of in-house attorneys which means they get paid a salary, so COPA's legal talent expense is already covered in COPA's budget. Plus they also have access to the corporation counsel's attorneys, which are salaried. Multiple lawsuits would merely justify the existence of COPA's in-house legal crew and ultimately exhaust FOP's legal defense funds as their attorneys are "out-house", pun intended, and not salaried. It is another example of TD 9.5's diabolical and scheming nature.

5/15/2018 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get. Out. Now. While you still can.

5/15/2018 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP? Are they still around?

5/15/2018 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jack and John are great guys. Hope it all works out for them.

5/15/2018 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys, stop working, please. Whether you have 2 months or 10 years on, wake up and realize this can happen to you. Unless you are protected and have political backing like PJ who got promoted meritoriously, even though he has two sustained cr's for rule 14. The rules only apply to the the grunts, 95% of the unconnected. If you are respected, guide these young cops, help them see what could be their destiny. The city, nor the department will ever go back to the old days, it's done. At least be smart while you still have a job and your freedom and stop doing anything proactive. You get paid to respond to calls, write reports, and back officers up, and even then there's a chance you may end up on the wrong end. You can certainly lower your risk by doing as little as possible, unfortunately that's the only way. This city and department regime will throw you under the bus quicker than any past regime. Johnson is not you friend and he's not a "coppers cop," as soon as he said yes to the supe job, he sold his soul. These guys(the mayor, supe, etc) get paid the big money without any risk, let them explain why the crime is so high. Until this place is at least willing to give us the benefit of the doubt and back us even if it looks bad, there's only one logical choice, no work!!! what the department is doing to John and jack is a tragedy, they were out there doing what all the department bosses asked and what do they Yield from it? Ruined lives!! No job, no insurance, no pension.. and NO, there isn't "more to this," the info you have is all there is. Please wake up and come together!

5/15/2018 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous rtd guy said...
guy said firemen stick together more then cops, brother truer words never spoken, recall years back in the old 006th disr the cops on mils were not going on street as they were breaking up partners and stayed in after roll call,the tact team rolled out in full uniform ti take their spots on the cars, a mention by a few of the dissenters said scabs, but most kept quite, the best part was the guys who did the slow down went out drinking with the tact team after work,the guys who were gonna take their jobs,we asked if they also stopped at Walgreens to get the vaseline before they went to the Green Door on Western ave,if there was a strike you mean to say the dicks , mounted, marine, iAd, and asst, telephoned in guys were gonna go out with you, for get about it,

5/15/2018 09:26:00 AM

Question. Do you drink this much everyday? EAP will help retired guys. Give them a call.

5/15/2018 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all CPD Members and FOP. I have worked with both officers O'Keefe and Wrigley in the 010th District. These are two of the best officers we have in this Department. For these two officers to be accused as they have is a travesty at the highest level. The members of this Department have become nothing more that political pawns for the Scumbags that are elected by the "fine citizens" of this city. I for one hold our superintendent and the asshole investigator at IAD that had an axe to grind against these officers and all the other "Higher Ups" in this Department that didn't have the intestinal fortitude to put an end to this charade, RESPONSIBLE. The Superintendent him self knows these officers personally and still did nothing..I say NO CONFIDENCE, NO CONFIDENCE, NO CONFIDENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To all the officers out there thinking this will never happen to them, Good luck, your gonna need it. Been there done that!!!

5/15/2018 09:04:00 PM  

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