Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Here We Go Again

  • At a heated hearing that offered an in-depth preview of next month’s trial, prosecutors laid out their case against three Chicago police officers accused in a cover-up of the Laquan McDonald shooting — and defense attorneys attacked it as a sham, asking the judge to toss the case entirely.

    Prosecutors accuse former Detective David March, ex-Officer Joseph Walsh and Officer Thomas Gaffney of covering up for Jason Van Dyke, who fatally shot McDonald while on duty in October 2014. All three are charged with official misconduct, obstruction of justice and conspiracy.

    Over four hours Tuesday, attorneys argued over nearly every aspect of the case, dealing with multiple pretrial motions that must be decided before the trial begins late next month. Judge Domenica Stephenson said she would rule Monday.
There was no cover-up. The conviction alone gives lie to that. There may have been sloppy investigative work, and shortcuts that turned out to be very bad habits, but these indictments were made in order to smear the defendants' credibility for the main event.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just want to say Officer Joseph Walsh was the BEST policeman I had the great fortune to meet and work with. He was a true asset to the department fellow officers and the city. A dedicated public servant. Its a true shame Joe is no longer around. You are missed my friend, but will never be forgotten. Stay Strong JOE !!!!!!!!!!

10/31/2018 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

David March is one of finest persons I have ever met.

10/31/2018 04:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm knows nothing about this. He learned about it at the same time as the general public did...

10/31/2018 06:00:00 AM  
Blogger Baby"G" said...

The only "Cover-Up" was by Rahm and McCarthy! They should be on trial, not the coppers. Baby "G"

10/31/2018 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are all of the gold stars that were involved at the scene and in the station? District commander, deputy chief, chief of patrol? The detective commander, deputy chief, chief of detectives? All merit promoters and all denying responsibility too.
Thanks democrates.

10/31/2018 06:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Sloppy investigative work"? Must have been affirmative action hires and merit promotions.

10/31/2018 07:54:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Any cover up was much higher up in the ranks.

10/31/2018 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They will beat the case bench trial only way to go

10/31/2018 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

David March is one of finest persons I have ever met.

10/31/2018 04:54:00 AM
Went through academy with Dave great guy, excellent copper the media entanglement,political expediency circus continues forward! Notice how not 1, exempt,not 1 politician, no 1 in the evil "fake news" media cabal has spoken out to end this circus show?

Just to think this complete shame of fake dishonest "showmanship" by the crook county court system,and the democratic "hate the police apparatus" could of ended long ago had the exempt ranks who knew it was a "good shoot" as a matter of fact signed off on it,could of ended all of this by "being the boss," and standing up for the troops. Look how strange the trail was,and how you could see like in JVD case where the bosses were "exempted" from being called to the stand while an innocent coppers life remained in the balance,the clouted political sponsors obviously made sure to keep the promoted goofs safe. Look how quickly like little mice they scurried away,drawing an undeserved 6 figure pension,and some are getting another 6 figure job depriving a deserving person that position.

Last call to the backwards baseball cap wearing, skinny tight jeans, I got tattoos and punisher stickers on my Jeep wrangler boys and girls, God willing you will learn listening to a goofy boss and believing "Go get them kid I got your back," the liars will never do anything to assist you! How many "bosses" were in court with JVD, in the courtroom? How many will be in the court room with these coppers to show support? If your guess is zero, you win!

Have you been to court and told "will the defendant please rise," looking around knowing the defendant is you? Hearing your wife sob (Yes its just the men being stupidly barry obamas word aggressive), Your children asking "why daddy,why?" As your about to lose your freedom,home,assets,career,family, your thinking it was not worth getting this stupid award,or the boss saying great job kid reality sets in, yoiur in that cold,dank courtroom alone,oh but there will plenty of the fake dishonest news media to broadcast your plight 24/7 to the world! The elected will grab air time and say "this is criminal," as they continue to commit so many criminal actions but can do that because they are "above the law!" Stay fetal let the ghettos do what they always have done,do the paperwork,respect your partner advise him/her on what to do to keep yourself outside the shit show and most of all God bless the police!

10/31/2018 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I have said before, they could have driven up to the subject and hit him with the car door, the whole thing would have been over with and everyone's life would have gone on as normal.
Being accused of criminal conduct is no joke, I've been there, but I've also used the squad car to quash bullshit.

10/31/2018 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope this time, the defense has access to the bosses and tiny dancer.

10/31/2018 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

March, always arrogant, but shouldn't be going through this.

10/31/2018 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They’re trying to tie these guys to the same railroad tracks that railroaded Van Dyke.
This is complete political bullshit designed to coddle, placate and pander to “the community”

10/31/2018 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it lost on anyone that they chose a female black as special prosecutor?
This case has nothing to do with race and politics right? Right??

10/31/2018 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a little psychological trick the mainstream media has been using for a while when they are trying to garner sympathy for their chosen. You'll notice when they refer to Jason Van Dyke it's usually "Van Dyke" and Laquan McDonald is "Laquan" or "Laquan McDonald." Just like Zimmerman and Trayvon. Trump and Hillary. The media always refers to Rahm Emanuel as Rahm. Michael Brown was never referred to as simply Brown. First name = good guy! Last name = bad guy!

10/31/2018 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember, the ASA's are not your friend.
The CCSAO is anti-police with the kimesha regime,
Be very careful what you say to them or when they are near you in casual conversation.
When they ask for your cell phone number, ask them this. Will you give me your cell phone number first? This way ASA I can call you when I have a question and you never answer you office phone nor, return a message I left for you?

In 27 years I have only had 1 ASA return a call. I always tell them to call me at the office and they get pissed. I am not on call 24 hours for the ASA. F%^& them and kimesha

10/31/2018 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.....and the circus continues, we need some heads on the sticks to show to da community.

10/31/2018 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess one can argue about who did their job and how.
This is not about police work, past or present.
Police work no longer exists as far as Cook County is concerned.
They say there’s no need for it.
You bring them in and we will release them, then question your actions that led to the stop and arrest.
It is about social justice and a phony narrative that police are coverup artists.

PrickWanker and KimmFxxUp and Chicago Cook County Democrats want to drag this out and the police down as long as possible.
And the judge will comply or else.

Fundamental Tranformation (Change] is here to stay unless there’s enough fearful taxpayers that are fed up with the lawless Democrats bullshit.

Get out an Vote by Nov 6th.
JONATHAN H. LUERS
Write - In Candidate for GOP Cook County Board President.
And if applicable, dump Section8’Arena too.

10/31/2018 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is nothing short of criminal the way these fine officers were treated! They were doing their job and were sacrificed to appease the unwashed masses.

10/31/2018 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They will get a fair shake with Minnie. One of the most well prepared, thorough people I ever met down in that building.

10/31/2018 03:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was no cover-up. The conviction alone gives lie to that. There may have been sloppy investigative work, and shortcuts that turned out to be very bad habits, but these indictments were made in order to smear the defendants' credibility for the main event.

The twerp murder soon to be ex-mayor would beg to differ he did his best to deep six this case and paid taxpayer's blood money to the bottom feeders and thier clients, that prick should be in a jail cell...

10/31/2018 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am curious as to why the GoFundMe page for Van Dyke's daughters has only raised $84K out of a $100K goal?

10/31/2018 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This trial shud be a wake up call to anyone on this job, including detectives. This case has the potential to force any working detective to wake up and just go thru the motions on any case they work going forward.

10/31/2018 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm covered it all up because there was ummmm....his election in a tight race. Rahm just wanted everything to go away.

10/31/2018 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because I transferred my donation straight from my patrolmens account to Tiffany Van Dyke’s. Hopefully others did too!

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I am curious as to why the GoFundMe page for Van Dyke's daughters has only raised $84K out of a $100K goal?

10/31/2018 04:16:00 PM

10/31/2018 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's interesting the they don't go after the white shirts....are they not ultimately responsible for what happens in the field??? The Mayor and Eddie who hid the video, I would say that rises too obstruction of justice....just sayin

10/31/2018 08:41:00 PM  
Blogger Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the GoFundMe Question. Because there are many other ways to give money to that family besides that socialist go fund me who has in the past taken police pages down and not given the family money. So I’m guessing most smart people are doing it the many other ways that are known to officers besides go fund me.

10/31/2018 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ummmm rahm covered it up.
He hid the tapes.

Rahm should be going to prison.

10/31/2018 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to those who answered my question re: GoFundMe. I thought something was odd, and will find another way to donate.
I just feel so sad and sick about this. Looking at him, he could be my son. Hoping he has a strong will to get thru this.

11/01/2018 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why weren’t any of the “ White Shirts “ involved, called to testify by either side ????!!!

11/01/2018 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the accusation? That these 3 made statements in their reports that do not match the video? Is that correct?

11/01/2018 01:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never find yourself in a position of being expected to falsify reports to cover for another police officer. Do not allow any boss to pressure you to do something wrong to cover up the truth. These same bosses will desert you and deny all involvement. Just refuse to do anything that is wrong. Let them get a number in you. They won't.

11/01/2018 04:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If every copper gives just $12.00 Once a year to the JVD fund for HIS CHILDREN AND WIFE ,She would receive $120 K a year to care for her children while hes in Prison . Just $12.00 Once a year until he's released.. Im retired and sent a check to the Patrolmans Credit Union who has set up a fund. 100% percent goes to Tiffany and the children for $ 25.00 . We should NEVER forget our brothers and sisters wronged by these lying, stealing ,no good BASTARD POLITICIANS Please help this Tragedy of Justice and send a check for $12.00 to the JVD fund at the Patrolmans Credit Union ... It Christmas for Gosh Sakes !

11/01/2018 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the entire exempt crew , many merit political hacks should be prosecuted for a cover up in the JVD trial or man up and say he did nothing wrong
no prosecution , grand jury , copa , IAD investigation for that unarmed autistic black child gunned down by black sarge who could be connected to a politician or exempt command member of cpd
look at who sponsored him , who handled shooting , emails, telephone calls to mayor , special ed his political sponsors come on kimmy sly fox do blm only matter when a male white officer uses deadly force to survive

11/01/2018 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a little psychological trick the mainstream media has been using for a while when they are trying to garner sympathy for their chosen. You'll notice when they refer to Jason Van Dyke it's usually "Van Dyke" and Laquan McDonald is "Laquan" or "Laquan McDonald." Just like Zimmerman and Trayvon. Trump and Hillary. The media always refers to Rahm Emanuel as Rahm. Michael Brown was never referred to as simply Brown. First name = good guy! Last name = bad guy!

Like how the MAINSTREAM MEDIA constantly referred to the last president as Barack?

11/01/2018 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, Anonymous, the Mainstream Media referred to the last prez as GOD ALMIGHTY.

11/02/2018 03:40:00 PM  

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