Mayor Daley Arrested and Humiliated Downtown?

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Mayor Daley was walked downtown Chicago, in a humiliating display on October 16, 2007. Daley was walked in handcuffs and dressed in Department of Corrections jumpsuit to the Old Inspector Generals Office, the Department of Human Resources, the Richard J. Daley Center, and various downtown buildings to jog his memory on the many crimes he has committed against the Citizens of Chicago. Many people were laughing hysterically. Some people were aghast in horror at the thought of Mayor “Gravy Train” Daley taken away in handcuffs. I could not believe this Mayor Daley could be brought to justice. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

27 Replies to “Mayor Daley Arrested and Humiliated Downtown?”

  1. Frank Avila bailed out Frank Coconate again. Brunner had a tough time with the board but Frank Avila is such a great lawyer anything is possible.

  2. So, what happened at Coconate’s hearing?

    (Response) I have no idea. I know Frank Avila is the Lawyer so only good things can happen. I went to Charles Walker’s hearing and I was treated with a great amount of respect from the Human Resources Board.

  3. If Charles Walker was white, he would be back at work, Mayor Daley, shame, shame, shame, shame on you. Lets put Charles back to work. Walker did not ruin the the Chicago Building Department.

  4. Anonymous said…
    You want it, you got it.

    No Police Work.

    When it gets terrible out there, don’t come crying to us.

    10/16/2007 11:58:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    STOP IT!

    Everyone on this job needs to stop being proactive. Do not get yourself hurt over dope or gang bangers. You want activity, write a curfew, contact card, or mover. Bid to a slow district and relax and enjoy your pension.

    What happened to the Officers in 025 is an outrage and tragic. If the society we serve no longer values the work we do then give them what they deserve, nothing.

    The high crime areas of the city will be high crime areas forever. The residents don’t care so why should you.

    Protect yourself and stay safe because nobody should have to go through the smear campaign the Officers from 25 are going through so some lawyer can get millions.

    10/17/2007 12:32:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    Whats up with the detective division? Notice in C/o book is asking for Dicks to volunteer to work security at a hotel for the up coming boxing matches. Since when does the dept supply security to a hotel for a private event. Hours are from 0600/0200,0200/2200,2200 to 0600. If interested contact Grau’s office.

    Why woulld the union allow this.
    Were is the Detective Association. Since no one said they will volunteer will they use senoirity
    or will the unconnected in Robbery
    be sent to this volunteer detail?

    10/17/2007 12:34:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    Well the news just got worse a jury sided with the asshole side regarding the screwdriver in the ass incident. 4.6 millon for something that never happened. yes they found screwdrivers in the glove box, just check any unmarked u probably will find one, they found fecal matter on the glove box, umm cops step in shit (real kind).
    The jury was not allowed hear the attending docter at strogers who disputes the slit tear in the rectum though the asshole stated that the screwdriver was inserted numerous, which would cause a lot more damage than a slit tear. We can get slit tears from eating peanuts.
    The assholes best friend went from seeing this incident to admitting that he never did on the stand, no DNA on any screwdriver recovered, anyone thats knows these coppers know the truth. I feel sick rt now.
    God u need to wake up these fools in this country!
    REMEMBER YOUR PRIORITIES R AT HOME!

    10/17/2007 12:36:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    All you tac and hero wanna be’s. Stop! What the hell does it take to wake you people up.

    Answer your calls. THATS IT. Time to give that idiot mayor of ours a dose of his own studdering medicine. Let it all go to pot.

    10/17/2007 12:42:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    I really think it is time to just throw the white flag up and surrender.

    The government is content in rewarding bad behavior with ever increasing taxes we pay.

    There no longer is any moral standard or self-responsibility expected of a person.

    Daley takes down the CHA projects so his buddies and family members can make multi-millions in residential developments and places these former CHA residents in apartments, condos and even houses worth $200,000.00 to $300,000.00. Imagine that, you and your spouse work two plus jobs to have a house and now they are handing out the same to people who just pump out babies without ever working a day in their life. The WIX program, not a government agency but an agency funded totally by the Chicago Catholic Archdieses (yes, you weekly cash donations to your church partly go there) buys pregnant women and their children all kinds of goodies from Milk to diapers. Numerous other agnecies pay for their electric, gas and other utilities. The list of freebies never end… Too long for me to mention here.

    The illegal alien is WELCOME here by our Mayor, not withstanding that many commit murders and other crimes and flee back to their home country, never to serve a day in jail.

    But us coppers, well your dental insurance is really a dental discount, you end up paying for most of the bill out of your pocket as other people, kids and illegals get totally free dental care free. Even look at the CTA buses and the billboards along side the buses- Put your kid in Head Start Program, receive free dental and medical care!

    And our medical coverage sucks just as much, hell with preventive care, its not covered, the hell with routine medical services – their not covered. They keep taking from working people to reward everyone who lacks ANY responsibility and lacks ANY desire to work.

    From crack heads to alcoholics – free monthly checks and benefits! But screw all of us!

    The whole reason every level of government is broke is easy. There is not enough people working to support everyone who knows they can sit on their asses, get high and pump out kids and expect all of us to pay for it.

    The reason why we have so many illegals in this country is because they are doing the jobs that the welfare people refuse to do. Notice I did say refuse to do, not can’t do. Why work when you get free free free free and cash to boot for living life totally free of any rules or responsibilities?

    I hope that a democrat wins the white house, that democrats win the senate and house. Because when they do, finally America will go broke and the hard working people who love America will rise and take this country back again!

    As my grandfather said before he died…. This is not what so many of my friends and I fought for in WWII and so many gave their lives only to look around now to see so many who won’t even go to work for this country today.

    10/17/2007 01:27:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    No need to read anything SCC. We all see it everyday. We lost. We are beaten. I only pray that there really is a heaven and hell in our after life, otherwise, they truly won. Because doing the right things in life, being good in life and making sacrifices in life to help others means nothing. I would hate to find out that the murderer/rapist/dopedealer gets the same peace that many of us will receive after our passing.

    10/17/2007 01:31:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    Hey SCC, I was forced to drink a screwdriver at a watch party, think I can get some millions?

    10/17/2007 01:31:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    Heard from a source, the Mayor is pissed with all these MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR verdicts against the police that he is thinking about a clause in the next contract that allows to city to deduct an amount up to that years pay increase to pay for any verdicts against the police.

    10/17/2007 01:36:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    As one other poster pointed out, we must use devices such as Zaba and youtube to go after every,any and all media personel……..WE MUST SOME WAY BRING THE FIGHT TO THEM alas Our war ion Terror. Show these mesia people out. THANK GOD FOR OUTLETS LIKE SCC and YOUTUBE

    10/17/2007 01:39:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    So Daley is now going to privatize the parking meters in Chicago to the tune of ONE BILLION DOLLARS.

    Can anyone tell us what happened to the ONE BILLION DOLLARS he made off the sale of the Skyway??

    10/17/2007 01:47:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    So a jury gives some westside kid $4 million today because he claims police raped him with a screwdriver in a westside alley.

    Either the jury is full of idiots or city lawyers did not do their job to refute this horseshit.

    A shameful day.

    And we wonder why we are hundreds of millions of dollars in the red!

    10/17/2007 01:53:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    It’s time to start striking back @ them… let one follow me:)

    10/17/2007 02:36:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    All you can do is blame that asshole daley. He let all this shit get out of hand with the media and the reverends. All for his bullshit votes so he can be the power hungry, control freak that he is. Oh but he doesnt know whats going on in the city. Give me a break!

    10/17/2007 04:46:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    You may hate the media, but they are going to keep all of you hair gel wearing, above the law violators in CHECK.

    10/17/2007 06:46:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    Anti media bias? Bad press? You mean like this:

    Man wins $4 mil. in case vs. CPD
    Says officers assaulted him with a screwdriver, claimed he had drugs

    http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/606640,CST-NWS-verdict17.article

    The cops got convicted of anal raping a man with a screwdriver, after the Office of Professional Standards, earlier had cleared the officers of any wrongdoing.

    10/17/2007 06:52:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    LET THE CITY BURN FOLKS. Answer your calls, back each other up, go to 10-1’s and that’s it.

    This is the end, beautifiul friend, my only friend, the end.

    The Doors.

    10/17/2007 07:04:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    SCC, you demand the media to expose political corruption and misdeads, why should CPD be above scrutiny ? They really need to do a segment on how police drive home at 90 mph or more on the expressway when leaving TRU for the day.

    10/17/2007 07:49:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    i was on the s/e side one day and saw a bunch of new construction single family homes. two story w/ basement and garage, not bad. i think you could expect to pay 500,000 in gar ridge and 700,000 in edison pk. i asked a woman in front of one what they cost and she replied “170,000 but i got a grant for 70,000 so i paid 100,000”. i hid my disgust and asked what she did for a living “i’m a 911 call taker” was her reply. O.K……they gotta make at least 40,000 WTF qualifies that woman for a 70,000 GRANT!
    i make only 30,000 more than she and live in an apartment.
    THERE REALLY ARE TWO CHICAGO’S.

    10/17/2007 08:17:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    No offense…any Chicago Cop that goes out there and does any kind of Police work is a total sellout piece of shit.

    Read all the posts. DONT DO ANYTHING. Answer your calls and write paper. Their precious index can go to hell. Why do we take this shit. Because we are fucking idiots. STOP!

    10/17/2007 08:29:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    There should be massive outrage if the SOS superbid results don’t get published. It’s bad enough the original dump list got destroyed, but now FOP has an obligation to post the SOS officer bids.

    10/17/2007 08:34:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    WIX?

    That’s a used auto dealer on Cicero….and probably is not funded by Catholic Charities. Catholic charities probably manages the local grant.

    If you’re writing about WIC, it’s a program that comes out of the Department of Agriculture and it’s existed since the 1950’s.

    It’s a grant progran, not an entitlement program. It’s an cost saving social program since every dollar spend on WIC saves taxpayers about $3 in future medicaid costs. Think about malnourished kids (this is the under five set) and their brain development at that age + bad nutrition = citizens who will eventually wind up at tax burdens when they become criminals, welfare abusers, because their brains are fried.

    The kids can’t help being born, why punish them for the goofiness of their parents?

    As for your donations to Catholic Charities paying for this- no likely- Catholic Charities runs on lots of grant money from public and private sources. If you do donate and are concerned, donate to another program.

    For the facts:

    http://www.dhs.state.il.us/ehp/ofh/MIH/wicnp.html

    http://www.fnusda.gov/wic/WIC-fact-sheet.pdf

    The program covers supplemental food-not diapers.

    And this fact sheet from the Georgia Department of Public Health:

    health.state.ga.us/pfds/wic/wicfaq.pdf

    It breaks down the cost benefit further into what it saves per infant.

    The racial breakdown for participants: 40% white, 31 % Hispanic, 24% Black, and 5% other…

    There’s no avoiding that this country will always have social programs, for individuals or for corporations-just look at the railroads and airline industries -at least WIC is cost saving, not every program is.

    10/17/2007 08:38:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    Well that Det. needs to get some balls and do un to others as they have done un to him. I take it he was home or did they leave a message on phone, if they left there name then go to zaba search put there name in and get there address and phone # and then find out when they are off and go to there house and ask them questions.

    10/17/2007 08:41:00 AM

    Hey is that ABC-7 outside my window?…. said…
    OK, these monetary awards have been killers over time. This is what the City gets for forcing residency…..a smaller pool of qualified applicants…less character….less education, etc.. Add people who have pushed the limits and covered things over for years…it has become the norm for many. The media just wants to see how deep the poop really is. And from the looks of things it may be a lot deeper than they even believed it to be. But, if people went to work and just did their job they wouldn’t have to worry about this crap. It can be done. There should be embarrassment instead of outrage.

    10/17/2007 08:53:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    Wow,that sounds like war,what they did to that Detective.
    How bout posting their(media)addresses; and lets get a group of retirees(who cant be fired) to go knocking on their doors to meet the families………..

    10/17/2007 09:03:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    Toots Caruso and 26th Street crew are putting in a bid to take CARE of the collection from parking meters.

    10/17/2007 09:09:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    The entire literate planet knows that ex-NYPD officer Justin Volpe was convicted of sodomizing Abner Louima with a broken broomstick in the bathroom of Brooklyn’s 70th Precinct (Flatbush) ten years ago.

    Now a jury has concluded that two innocent 25th District officers did the same unspeakable act with a screwdriver.

    Unlike Volpe, now serving a 30 year sentence in New York, the two CPD officers were cleared of any wrongdoing.

    By awarding $4 million, the jury either believed the plaintiff’s preposterous allegation or they were clones of “the O.J. Jury”, “jury nullification” and their own personal agenda.

    In effect, the chronic silence of the Law Dept. of the City of Chicago has stigmatized these two officers as Chicago’s version of Justin Volpe despite the fact that the allegation was neither sustained by OPS nor prosecuted.

    And don’t start that nonsense about the relative standards of proof between criminal and civil prosecution.

    If, in fact, these officers did sodomize the arrestee with a screwdriver, they deserve a fate not unlike that of Justin Volpe.

    In public perception, thousands of dedicated and exemplary hard-working police officers are now “the baby thrown out with the bath water”.

    The Cook Co. jury system, particularly when the case has potential racial implications, has been compromised. Just look at the electorate of morons from which the jurors are selected. As long as the Democratic Machine reigns in Chicago and Crook County, the anti-police climate will only get worse, if possible.

    With metaphysical certainty, Emperor Daley will pick another “insider” as the next CPD superintendent/puppet. Corruption and institutionalized CLOUT RULES local politics, including the CPD!

    Without cataclysmic change in the (lack of) leadership in the CPD, either opt for a career change or count the days until pension, officer.

    Thanks to Daley, his media influence and a complacent FOP, we are doomed!

    Ultimately, an apathetic public will get the police force that they truly deserve.

    Stay safe, back up each other in the streets and otherwise assume a low profile in this insane asylum called the CPD.

    10/17/2007 09:09:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    Hey 652 am your a moron the police werent convicted of anything silly troll b$tch. Even a ppo knows the differnce between civil and criminal court.

    10/17/2007 09:26:00 AM

    “one word” said…
    AUSTRALIA!

    10/17/2007 09:27:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    The cops got convicted of anal raping a man with a screwdriver, after the Office of Professional Standards, earlier had cleared the officers of any wrongdoing.

    10/17/2007 06:52:00 AM

    Must of been the SOS Boys Town unit.

    10/17/2007 09:31:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    Reading the paper this morning and seeing the city’s going to put out 4 million dollars for a guy who convinced a jury the police stuck a screwdriver up his ass, it just makes me wonder why the police would even allow themselves to be put in that position in the first place. You only hope something like that’s not true.

    10/17/2007 09:33:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    When the members of the media show up at your house, tell them you’re busy right now, but if they’ll give you their home address, you or your lawyer or spokesman will stop by and listen to what they have to say.

    F%$k them!

    10/17/2007 09:34:00 AM

    The marked car in left lane said…
    I hate to go off-topic but something I saw last night on duty I think is worthy of mention given the constant bad light we’re seen under. Sometimes we only have ourselves to blame.

    Last night (Tuesday, 16 Oct) at about 7:30pm, two marked cars were northbound on Ashland from Roosevelt and stopped behind a CTA bus at the red light at Taylor. The bus was loading/unloading passengers when the light changed to green. The squad car right behind the bus rudely or impatiently began blasting the air horn. When the bus driver did not close his doors, strand his remaining boarding passengers and immediately move out of the way, Officer Friendly floored it and went around the bus and made his right turn from the center lane directly in front of the bus. The officer then proceeded east and arrived at his favorite Taylor Street restaurant to enjoy his discounted meal.

    And many of you wonder why people hate us? Everyone can see everything we do in our gleaming white cars. They don’t blend in with traffic very well to begin with and then you start blasting the horn as if to say, “Hey everyone! Look at me while I do something stupid on this busy corner.”

    Good work, officer. You earned us all that break on dinner last night.

    10/17/2007 09:36:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    SCC,whats suppose to happen in 2020?

    10/17/2007 09:51:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    I hear ya!!!! loud and clear!!! Im only answering my calls…screw them!

    10/17/2007 10:03:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    It’s a shame what happened to Korhonen and the other guy with this civil suit. It’s gonna screw up his family having all this plastered on the news.

    Too many people just take what the media says. They don’t explain that the police department did an investigation and that they found they did nothing wrong. The citizens of Chicago need to be told the difference between civil suits and criminal trials.

    WTF is this world coming to? I applaud all of your efforts to keep us safe from harm and that the police actually are proactive. I can see why no one wants to be proactive any more. The city isn’t behind them. Why risk yourself and your family! What a f*ing shame!

    I’m a civillian and I thank you all! So sorry this is how it is!

    10/17/2007 10:14:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    These officers were not only cleared by OPS but by Special Pros, who have no problem locking up P/O’S if they could, but they saw this for what it was, A BIG LIE!

    Ex-worker now just doing the bare necessities.

    10/17/2007 10:30:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    “Were is the Detective Association.”

    THATS A GOOD QUESTION ASSUMING THE DETECTIVE ASSOCIATION WAS A LEGITIMATE ORGANIZATION TO BEGIN WITH. IT’S AL JAGGS DUMMY PAY YOUR DUES& GO TO THE GOLF OUTING. DON’T THERE HAS BEEN A MEETING IN 3YEARS

    AL???

    10/17/2007 10:36:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    Anonymous said…

    You may hate the media, but they are going to keep all of you hair gel wearing, above the law violators in CHECK.

    10/17/2007 06:46:00 AM

    Calm down, calm down, your welfare check is on the way!

    10/17/2007 10:54:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    Wah Wah Wah, the media is picking on the police. You college goofs caused these problems, now live with them.

    10/17/2007 11:02:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    20nov07 1900

    YEAH RIGHT…WE’LL GET SOMETHING DONE. WE CAN’T GET ON THE SAME PAGE WE ARE TO BUSY ARGUING ABOUT WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT TO GET TOGETHER. THE MEETINGS ARE PRETTY EMPTY, AND THERE ARE TOO MANY PEOPLE THAT ARE ADDICTED TO ENFORCING LAWS, TO ALL DECIDE TO NOT WRITE TICKETS…THEY ARE ADDICTS. EVERYONE SEES THE GUYS THAT JUST CAN’T STOP TICKETS OR ARRESTS. YA KNOW THE GUY WHO IS ON THE BRINK OF LOSING HIS JOB AND CAN’T JUST SIT BACK AND RELAX HANDLE THE JOB HE HAS TO AND THEN GO HOME. SO IT WILL GO ON AND ON AND ON,NOTHING WILL CHANGE.

    10/17/2007 11:17:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    So what!
    And what are we going to do about it! Nothing know why? Becasue all 9,000 of us can’t get together! Our union is worthless, and we as police officers can’t get together on on issue and make a difference! We are our own worst enemies! So guess what. What is going to happen NOTHING!!!! the same of stuff!

    Its sad to say but very true! For example we all know the shortage of officers, sgts. and det. Well how come our union has not gone to the media with our actual number of sworn active officers of around 9,200???? Why in every newspaper they saw we ahve over 13,500???? Where are you FOP? Where are you SCC with your loyal viewers? We can’t even let people know how short handed we are! WE can’t even get together and make a difference and have the mayor answer questions as to why we are short and why they are playing the numbers game? All we do as police officers is bitch to one another and nothing ever changes!

    10/17/2007 11:23:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    I have had it with this city/county. Suburbs here I come.

    10/17/2007 11:29:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    God, when will the dickhead Stroger, and his puppermaster Beavers, get hit by cars and put us out of our misery?

    ———————————–

    Cook County Board President Todd Stroger today proposed more than tripling the county’s share of sales taxes and doubling the gas and parking taxes to fund a $3.2 billion budget for 2008 that would add 1,000 employees to the payroll.

    Stroger said the increase in county workers to 24,841 is needed to boost staffing at the jail, juvenile detention center and the hospital system.

    In his budget speech to county commissioners this morning, Stroger said he remains “open to suggestions” but made it clear that the county must raise taxes.

    10/17/2007 11:30:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    We are now going to have the highest taxes in the nation, more than LA and NYC. More than 11%

    I am driving outside of Cook County to buy EVERYTHING. I am sure DuPage county will appreciate my money.

    Apparently the county didn’t learn from the cigarette tax because everyone just goes over the border to Indiana and now the county makes less money than before it raised the tax.

    Stroger/Daley, you can only push people so far before they push back.

    Jackasses.

    10/17/2007 11:33:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    What happened to the Officers in 025 is an outrage and tragic. If the society we serve no longer values the work we do then give them what they deserve, nothing.

    WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OFFICERS IN 025?

    10/17/2007 11:40:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    Lets set a new record with homicides in the City. Why do we bust our asses to have it come at us from all sides? Circle the wagons, protect your neighborhood, and allow the crime rate to go through the roof in the ghetto. The publicity can’t be any worse, and maybe we’ll get the assistance and manpower we’ve been screaming for then.

    Let these media assholes become Victim’s and then we’ll see who writes what. I’m done, I’m going to bid where I live, spend some time with my family, and protect them and my neighbors. I no longer care about the ghetto, or the gold coast. Bad Guys, have at it, smoke and sell your dope, and rape, rob, and pillage your neighborhoods and yuppie land, its now open season… I’m Done

    10/17/2007 11:49:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    Anonymous said…
    As one other poster pointed out, we must use devices such as Zaba and youtube to go after every,any and all media personel……..WE MUST SOME WAY BRING THE FIGHT TO THEM alas Our war ion Terror. Show these mesia people out. THANK GOD FOR OUTLETS LIKE SCC and YOUTUBE
    ****************************

    I am the poster who suggested the youtube idea. As a police wife, I am outraged that the media,non tax payers, and politicians treat officers as they do. I think you should give them what they want. They say you are lazy, then be lazy. They say you don’t care, well then don’t care. They say you don’t police, well then don’t. Other than officer safety for you and your partners answer your calls only. Take your time getting to those Johnny won’t go to school again calls. Traffic sucks, how can they prove you took your time? I have looked at many angles of this and I am saddened that i who is not one to give up, feel as if you all SHOULD give up. Give up on trying to do a good job. Doing a good job get you in a beef most of the time. Do the minimum, but never at officer safety expense. They say you are not in certain areas? What better proof than your autograph on a parking ticket at all of the FESTS every Sunday,
    I mean church. They want to feel safe, ok start with a ticket for all of those Cadillac Escalades double parked. After all, a child can get hit by a car darting into traffic through those illegally parked cars. I know I will probably get some slack over this post but you know what? I don’t care. I know we can move, I know the suburbs have this of that so don’t even bother with those types of comments. It is not as easy to start over as some of you think. We have kids, we are not just going to pick up and go. Also I work at a Suburban police dept and let me tell you, it is getting rough out there too. Houses are not affordable as many posters say. Section 8 is popping up everywhere in the burbs. Talk about this with your families. Agree to stop seeing the bad and just do the minimum. Going to work and being bitter at the end of everyday is not good for your loved ones or your health. if you have no plans to quit then you HAVE to make it work for you somehow. When you walk in the door, forget about work-but when you go into your squad car think of your family and yourself FIRST. Be safe and realize that even if it is only police families that are thankful for you guys, is that not enough? We appreciate you, my kids appreciate you. Who cares what all of the number 1’s think? Think of the officers who died in vain, make their death be worth something.

    10/17/2007 12:05:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Cops did not get “covicted” – the city was found liable. Please do not sound like a freaking moron. Covictions are in criminal court – if you ever made a good arrest you may have heard that term before.

    10/17/2007 12:15:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Lets go, someone organize a march by coppers on city hall or media outlets and lets get 5-8000 strong and shut this whole fucking city down. Have the guys on days hit the medical for this too. lets see who starts shitting themselves when we make some noise and shut this motherfucking shitty city down. Who will be protecting the streets if we all march? Not a fucking soul, lets get this organized

    10/17/2007 12:16:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    I personally believe in heaven and hell and i do believe in my heart that all of us good coppers will someday be rewarded. Those media fucks are no different than the animals that rape, rob and kill people. They glorify these clowns everyday. Let them burn in hell, and stay safe out there. 25 and out

    10/17/2007 12:18:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    646 am post, obviously some dumbass liberal reading the blog

    10/17/2007 12:21:00 PM

    NorthSide said…
    Speaking of “outrageous”, see the results of my inquiry into 24th Ward Ald. Sharon Dixon’s harassment of 10th Dist. Off. Dannye Ward in an earlier thread entitled “Why Aldercreatures are Disliked”

    10/17/2007 12:37:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Either the jury is full of idiots or city lawyers did not do their job to refute this horseshit.

    The Lawyers were private, understand something Daley along with the brothers John and Bill willingly give these cases to favorite law firms to make money, they then kick it back to the Brothers. (Daley’s) come on you know how it works. Remember Jim Thomson taking care of Ryan, Hello! YOU THINK THEY OWE RYAN?

    10/17/2007 12:39:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    The cops got convicted of anal raping a man with a screwdriver, after the Office of Professional Standards, earlier had cleared the officers of any wrongdoing.

    Come on what does that mean? I’m not saying the Officers are guilty. Yet OPS cleared Magnowski

    10/17/2007 12:41:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    I suppose one way to begin overt disapproval with anyone in a Media position would be to publish, on this site, the e-mail addresses and / or telephone numbers of the reporter/s for members to voice their complaints.

    The Editors or supervisors should also be listed for their failure to be sensitive by the publishing or viewing of biased news.

    The owners of the papers and the board members also…that goes also for the electrical media.

    The “Lexus Nexus” type research that allows the media to discover unlisted / private information is also avail. to us without placing a department member in jeopardy for using “official” resources.
    These sites offer home addresses. I’m sure no one appreciates a home visit asking why a biased and incorrect piece was published.

    Word wars should be fought with words. The words should be correct and representative of a well thought out retort.

    Watson, the game is afoot

    10/17/2007 12:49:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    10/17/07 @ 13:17, my sentiments exactly!

    Respectfully,
    DW
    (not a cop)

    P.S I travel to many small towns and there are a lot of good old boys that are getting tired of this crap. As they tell me, “We got mooshine and we can grow our own food. You city boys might get pretty hungry when most Americans grow tired of illegals sucking from our tit.”

    10/17/2007 01:07:00 PM

    rosco said…
    You can always be held responsible in a civil suit.

    10/17/2007 01:26:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    I agree with many of the rest…I officially give up. Here is my white flag waving in the wind. I surrender not to the thugs and bangers of the westside, but to the ridiculous, politically correct society. Common sense has long left us and the common man has lost all free thought, and is smiling when he is force fed bullshit. I have waited these past years for people to come to their senses, for the lightbulb to go on and people to ask themselves what the hell are we doing? I am only met with the adages of do more with less. Or stop murders and drug sales, but don’t you dare interrupt the lifestyle of entitlement we have provided for them. I am starting to liken this to other times in history where people have been caught up in such fervor that all intelligence has been swept aside, and those who speak up are punished for it. “step in line, shut up, and you’ll get by” Its sad to say that someone like myself who loved this job so much is now so jaded by our lack of leadership and direction. We are the police dept. and we are afraid of street corner rev-ERRRR-unds yelling racism that we turn a blind eye to what we are sworn to protect. Its sad that our fine dept. has gone out with a whimper and not a bang….

    10/17/2007 01:27:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Heard from a source, the Mayor is pissed with all these MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR verdicts against the police that he is thinking about a clause in the next contract that allows to city to deduct an amount up to that years pay increase to pay for any verdicts against the police.

    10/17/2007 01:36:00 AM

    Dude, nice lie.

    Although, I can’t wait to see him blow his top after the huge settlement the CA family gets for the nutcase that got chucked out of 5135 Federal.

    10/17/2007 01:41:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Whats up with the detective division? Notice in C/o book is asking for Dicks to volunteer to work security at a hotel for the up coming boxing matches.

    ****************
    The Royal Palace personnel will also be working shifts for this event.

    Has anyone contacted the union on this matter?

    10/17/2007 01:48:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Does the City ever “try” to appeal these ridiculous verdicts?

    10/17/2007 01:50:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    I just want to thank all the working Chicago Police Officers.

    I just got my caremark Bill. What I once paid $10.00 for I now pay $60.00. Thats only one persription.

    I would also like to thank Mark Donahue and the FOP for doing such a great job on our last contract. I cant wait to see how much more I will get screwed with the next contract when we get it in 2009 or 2010.

    So thanks to all the working coppers because everytime I look at my medical bills I think of all you stupid idiots that are making arrests and believing that this shithole of a city let alone the department cares about you.

    Wait until you or a loved one needs medical care… then you’ll see how bad you have been screwed.

    Any Chicago Police Officer that is working without a contract is nothing but a damn fool!

    Can’t we stick together for once. Even without the ass kissers and kool aid drinkers we can make a valid point to our idiot mayor. DON”T DO A DAMN THING!

    Answer your calls and do only what you have to by order or general order. ZERO NUMBERS!

    10/17/2007 02:02:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Is Curry really going to be a merit sgt?

    10/17/2007 02:03:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Is Curry really going to be a merit Sgt?

    10/17/2007 02:04:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Zero numbers will get the attention of his honna.

    As for any boss messing with your start time?? LAWSUIT!

    Document everything and shove it right back down their throats.

    10/17/2007 02:19:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    No Contract No Work No Index.

    10/17/2007 02:20:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Heard from a source, the Mayor is pissed with all these MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR verdicts …

    Nope he wants us to be liable, and looking into a way to enact that.
    AND thats a fact!

    10/17/2007 02:25:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    ON $4MIL VERDICT:

    What the public does’t realize is where the dope is stored, when sellin on the corner!
    Thats right- in the ass! If not in the mouth for easy swallowin when the PoPo arrive, then the next best thing-the rear!
    No one keeps dope in their pockets.
    The “victim” plead guilty to sellin, where did he keep his dope?

    10/17/2007 02:28:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    You know what I envy. The retired guys that left the job in the early 90’s.

    They still have a love for the job. They are still proud. I’m not even half the way to retirement and I can’t wait to get out of this God forsaken dump of a city.

    The element and the alien can walk into any hospital and get cart blanche. They get everything handed to them. Mayor daley and his kronies are the backbone of the corruption in this city.

    yet we get our benefits taken away. wake up people.

    10/17/2007 02:29:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    10:17 @ 04:46 Yeah, blame Daley, he probably had that fecal encrusted screwdriver put in the police car. Asshole

    10/17/2007 02:32:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Wake up no police work

    10/17/2007 02:35:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Chicago Highest Tax Hike +

    County Highest Tax Hike +

    State of IL Giant Tax Hike =

    One hell of a big tax hike!

    Time to bend over because your getting the biggest shaft in your life!

    But think on the bright side, that illegal alien family will get free medical care! Its worth it!

    10/17/2007 02:45:00 PM

    molloy’s gals said…
    Just do your police work right and leave your macho rough police stuff out of it and you won’t be sued! Now of us gals are being sued! Its always males males males males males! A gentle touch is better than a punch!

    10/17/2007 02:48:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Ron Huberman informed the Mayor that he had to cut 50 trains off the schedule.

    The Mayor asked Ron, will that closed the budget gap?

    Ronnie replied, well with all the extra time I will have on my hands not pulling those trains, I can work on the budget.

    10/17/2007 02:51:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Remember guys it look a little guy to bring down the hire truck program,,Maybe the same thing will happen to the police dept,and those kool aid drinking bossess,put them in the hot seat when you get sued,,,and box one

    10/17/2007 02:55:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    The cops got convicted of anal raping a man with a screwdriver, after the Office of Professional Standards, earlier had cleared the officers of any wrongdoing.

    Dear Shithead,
    They haven’t been convicted of anything. You should use your GED once and a while.

    10/17/2007 03:12:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Read the political tea leaves folks.

    You have an unqualified political hack of an interim Superintendent running the ship with no end in sight. More allegations of decade plus old police misconduct being dug up by wet behind the ears reporters. Aldercreatures beefing about police operations. Moronic Judges and Lawyers smearing working coppers and awarding the criminals. The list of crap goes a mile wide and 6 feet deep.

    We’re about to be screwed so hard you’d wish they’d at least spit on it. Am I the only one feeling something dreadful coming?

    10/17/2007 03:16:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    SCC,

    You really should consider shutting this down in it’s current form, it is spiralling out of control. we don’t need our personal department business in a public forum for the media and others to use and exploit. Please password this site, disable comments or shut it down for our own good…

    10/17/2007 03:38:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    If the media were outside my house and wanted an interview, I would tell them to grab a rake, do the leaves and I will get back to them later.

    10/17/2007 04:09:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    I will tell you one thing, if I am ever facing a long stint in the joint like some of the sos guys, I will take out as many media firgures as I could before I sign out

    10/17/2007 04:17:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Anonymous said…
    Anti media bias? Bad press? You mean like this:

    Man wins $4 mil. in case vs. CPD
    Says officers assaulted him with a screwdriver, claimed he had drugs

    http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/606640,CST-NWS-verdict17.article

    The cops got convicted of anal raping a man with a screwdriver, after the Office of Professional Standards, earlier had cleared the officers of any wrongdoing.

    10/17/2007 06:
    //////////////////////////////////I hope you don’t really think this is legit. it was just another payday…and ofcourse the jury bought it. why wouldn’t they look at all the negative stories in the news. and yes most are bad but they do have a bias slant. JUST CAUSE ITS ON THE TV OR IN THE PAPER DOES NOT MEAN ITS TRUE!! FICTION AND STRECHING THE TRUTH SELLS…

    10/17/2007 04:17:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    I am sooooo not doing any police work ever again!

    I read about the shitbird making a B.S. allegation against 2 good P.O.s about being sodomized,(something from the Rev. Al Sharpton playbook)and a dim-witted CROOK County jury awards 4.1 Million dollars..$675,000 going to shitbird lawyer Lovy & associates.

    When will common sense return.

    To the general public:

    Most of the criminal element we deal with are filthy, and “stink like shit” causing us to have to hold our noses during their arrest processing. The last thing on our minds is “let’s make him strip and stick something up his anus.”

    You fucking tools on the jury are conditioned by years of watching Springer,Povich and the like on T.V.,and the only thought you have is “lets make the plaintiff a lottery winner!”

    Keep giving the victimizers of society (criminals) money. It just reinforces the saying “Crime does pay!”

    I have been told to “go fuck myself” so many times by the criminals and the public that my rectum hurts too! CAN I GET 4.1 Million for my hurt feelings?

    NO. WE CAN’T EVEN GET A FAIR CONTRACT!

    Fuck Chicago and all it’s inhabitants!

    10/17/2007 04:33:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    This department and city attorneys did a great cover up for Jon Burge and others, as such we are paying the price once again for the connected.As a result the public has no respect or trust when we give our word, We are to blame as we all know about the lies along with the code of silence, If an officer spoke up on wrong doing, this department will( and has) go after him and fuck over him. I know for a fact, this happen many times in the past. I have 26 years and counting one more.

    10/17/2007 04:38:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    The cops got convicted of anal raping a man with a screwdriver, after the Office of Professional Standards, earlier had cleared the officers of any wrongdoing.
    ________________________
    The cops weren’t convicted of anything. This was a civil trial where 12 people too stupid to get out of jury duty decide liability. There appears to be no actual evidence that the police did anything illegal.

    10/17/2007 04:42:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    God I’m so sick of it all…

    10/17/2007 05:15:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Just like the Grand Jury, OPS can be a kangaroo court either way! They’re 100,000 other arrests being made…and this guy is that imaginative? Something happened! It might not be as bad as is being said…but something happened, and it was not professional!

    10/17/2007 05:28:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    IVE BEEN POSTING HERE FOR A WHILE, AND BEEN CALLING FOR NO POLICE WORK!!! DO THE MINIMUM TO PROTECT YOURSELF FAMILY AND PARTNER! FUCK DALEY AND HIS TAXES! FUCK STROGER AT CROOK COUNTY! THE DONT WANT US WORKING!!! KEEP VOTING DEMOCRAT!!!!!!! AND KILL THIS STATE COUNTY AND CITY!!!!

    10/17/2007 05:40:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Can you be so shocked to here the media is attacking us when you read the crap on this blog written by Pos about their fellow POs. The brotherhood is broken.

    10/17/2007 05:44:00 PM

  5. Anonymous said…
    God Bless SCC.

    10/17/2007 12:02:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    SCC What about the Skyway $???? Did anyone know there is over 1 Billion Dollars of tax payer $ in the Chicago Tiffs? This $ is sitting around so connected people can use it later to build more strip malls, Someone should look into this HELLO FOP and the unfriendly media. Stop the witch hunt on the police we have enough problems with the average life expendency of police officers 10 to 12 years on average less than non police. Why? How about stress! The job is stressful enough without reading about your proffesion in the media everyday and a mayor that has no repect for police since the day he opened the door and told the police that watched his house to go get him and his brothers some twinkie and milk!!!!!!!!

    10/17/2007 12:06:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    Lets sell the Park Chrome Bean for $295,000,000.00 and bingo we are in the black again!

    10/17/2007 01:33:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    thank God we spent that non-refundable olympic bid!! And what exactly did the lease of the toll bridge go to? wasn’t it like several hundred million dollars?

    10/17/2007 01:40:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    Rome is Burning and nobody cares!!
    Any one ask where all the money is going?

    10/17/2007 03:59:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    Wake up goofs.. Mark Donawho and the FOP will not do anything because we dont voice our opinions.

    We work 2 or 3 jobs to pay for hight tuition to keep our kids away from the element. But that doesnt even matter anymore because the element is all around us living for free because thats the element way.

    But keep going out there for the 1 rock/bag arrests that give you your chump change court time.

    10/17/2007 08:34:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    One alderman even dared to propose cuts to a Chicago Police Department budget he claimed was laden with “fat.”

    But Phil is gone??

    10/17/2007 09:32:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    Add to this the Toddler wanting to double the gas tax and initiate other taxes, including proprety hikes and what do you have?

    Mass exodous from the City and county. Why live here when the cost of air is going to go through the roof.

    Me, I am going into the smuggling business. Cigarettes, bottled water, fois gras, and every other legal thing they are going to tax and ban. I will sell it all out of the back of my van.

    Of course, some puke new cop with high ethics and morals will try to stop me to make himself look good, but hey, I’ll just pay off the Alderman.

    10/17/2007 10:27:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    “One alderman even dared to propose cuts to a Chicago Police Department budget he claimed was laden with “fat.”

    THAT’S DONE BY DESIGN, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS THE ONLY, ONLY CITY AGENCY TO GIVE BACK MONEY EACH YEAR. THAT’S A FACT SO THEW ALDERCREATURE AS USUAL IS TALKING OUT OF HIS BUNGHOLE

    10/17/2007 10:40:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    SCC, I beg you to come out from hiding and take control. Dump FLOP and get us out of this mess. People listen to you. You have their attention. We need major changes, help and someones undivided attention. People already respect you. Please organize something. Something that tells the Alderbeasts, Mayor, Flop and people of this shit-hole town we are forced to live in that we are not going to sit back and be quiet about things. We need to do something.

    10/17/2007 11:39:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    I wonder how much daley could get for the chicago police dept?

    Might be worth another billion. 🙂

    10/17/2007 11:45:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    Is it true that 3 coppers in 022 on days had to take their own cars to their assigned posts? apparently they didnt have enough cars for the officers? Um that would seem to me to be somewhat against department policy. I mean is the city paying for coppers gas? What the fuck is going on here?

    10/17/2007 12:26:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Time to start planning better. Shop outside Crook County, buy as much as you can and save taxes.

    Time to stop being revenue pimps. Do not write any movers, parkers, or ANOVs, do not tow or impound cars. No more money from us. Hell, they cannot make you do anything if enough of you just stop doing the revenue enforcement.

    Just lock up bad guys, go to court, and collet the OT in cash. Screw the mayor and the Toddler. Living in this city will drive us into bankruptcy, so we may as well bankrupt the city.

    10/17/2007 01:11:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    If they want to get rid of some of the CPD bloating, scoop some of the shit that floated to the top of this department.

    10/17/2007 01:54:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again you are a fool to come on this job now and you are a fool if you continue working for this department. There is no support from the FOP, the city or the citizens of the city. Taxes are going through the roof and with the pathetic raise that the FOP is asking for it won’t cover the city taxes that are being increased nor will it cover the county taxes that are being increased. We”re actually losing money. For tose of you who have to much time on to leave, it sucks to be you. Stay safe doing your job but I’m taking my ass outa here for a better department and a better place to live.

    10/17/2007 01:59:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    WHAT HAPPENED TO THE 1.6 BILLION, THAT’S BILLION WITH B, DALEY GOT FOR THE SKYWAY. THAT WAS ONLY 2-3 YEARS AGO. WHERE DID THAT MONEY GO?

    10/17/2007 02:04:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    PHOENIX,AZ. HAS OVER A MILLION PEOPLE FOR A POPULATIOON AND IS OVER 500 SQUARE MILES. THEY HAVE ONLY 6 ALDERPERSONS. AND ACTUALLY WORK GETS DONE. GO FIGURE.

    10/17/2007 02:20:00 PM

    HATER said…
    THE SCUM TIMES HAD AN ARTICLE ABOUT A 1 MILLION DOLLAR SKATE PARK UNDER THE EXPRESS WAY.

    WHAT UP WITH WANTING ALL THESE NEW LIBRARY S?

    ANY ONE NOTICE THAT THE 012 DISTRICT STILL HAS NOT BEEN BUILT. THAT MONEY WAS BUDGETED MANY MOONS AGO. YOU THINK THE PRICE OF CONSTRUCTION WENT DOWN? THE MONEY IS SOME PLACE.

    DID ANY ONE NOTICE THE CHEAP WEIGHT MACHINES THEY PUT IN AT THE POLICE ACADEMY. LOOK EM UP ON GOOGLE.
    SOUND LIKE ANOTHER BID SCAM.

    WHATS WITH THE PRIVATE SECURITY FOR THE BOXING FEDERATIONS. DICK WATCHING BOXERS AT 30 SUM DOLLARS AN HOUR FOR 24 HOURS A DAY.
    AREA 3 AND 4 WILL HAVE NO ONE WORKING TO GO OUT ON SHOOTING OR ANYTHING ELSE ON THE WEEK OF HALLOWEEN.
    THE OLYMPICS MUST HAVE A LOT OF SECRET DEAL BREWING ASK THE PENSION BOARD…

    10/17/2007 02:33:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Get over it SCC! Fitzgerald will never indict anybody of consequence. Daley will be here long enough to make sure his son. the american hero who never left the country, the next Mayor of Chicago. Just like Stroger. The Feds will always look the other way.
    It’s hopeless, a lost cause. The zoo is no run by the animals.

    10/17/2007 03:07:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    what this world truly needs is more unemployed politicians and reporters.

    10/17/2007 05:22:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    hey we all have aldercreatures, lets ring there phones off the hooks and tell them that we are mad as hell and we arnt going to take it any more. Get your family and friends to also call. Half of my south side ward is illegle and cant vote the rest of us out here are city workers and we are the ones who pay the taxes. So the local aldercreature better start taking our wants and needs into consideration or he can go and stand on the corner and sell corn on the cobb with the illegles

    10/17/2007 06:00:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    We don’t need 50 aldermen! Save money by cutting it to 25.

    10/17/2007 06:15:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Cut the aldermen, their staffs, office allowences etc. etc., that’s how to save money. Here are some interesting facts: Los Angeles has a population of 3.85 million people over 470 square miles. They have 15 city council members. They meet on Tuesdays, Wednsdays, and Fridays of every week. They get paid $149,000 a year. New York City has 8.2 million people over 322 square miles. They have 51 council members that have term limits, allowing only two 4 years terms. They get paid $112,000. And now Chicago. Population 2.8 million over 227 square miles. Our aldermen get paid $99,000 a year, meet once a month for city council meetings, and can stay for life. Our aldermen also get an 80% pension after 10 years in office! How can any sane person justify having 50 aldermen when New York, with three times as many citizens and 100 square miles bigger, has the same number? LA has less than a third of the aldermen we have. They have over a million more residents and it’s twice the size of Chicago. You want to cut the fat Mr. Alderman? Look in the mirror.

    10/17/2007 08:47:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    better yet, we don’t need a Mayor!

    10/17/2007 09:19:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Is it true that 3 coppers in 022 on days had to take their own cars to their assigned posts? apparently they didnt have enough cars for the officers? Um that would seem to me to be somewhat against department policy. I mean is the city paying for coppers gas? What the fuck is going on here?

    10/17/2007 12:26:00 PM

    **********************************

    This happens much more than you think, and not only in 022. Gas? Are you kidding me? This is a practice which is fraught with liability for everyone. What if theres an accident? Who pays? Will the department say that they told you to take your car? FUCK NO. They would get hung in court. That being said, some officers take their own car because the alternative is standing all day. Make them give you a car, or refuse the assignment.

    10/17/2007 11:29:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Anonymous said…
    “One alderman even dared to propose cuts to a Chicago Police Department budget he claimed was laden with “fat.”

    THAT’S DONE BY DESIGN, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS THE ONLY, ONLY CITY AGENCY TO GIVE BACK MONEY EACH YEAR. THAT’S A FACT SO THEW ALDERCREATURE AS USUAL IS TALKING OUT OF HIS BUNGHOLE

    10/17/2007 10:40:00 AM

    Look at dupage county they want to cut sheriff’s officers “because it costs to much”, yea lets cut cpd even more and let the thugs and jesse jackson control the streets! the 50 alderclowns who are all armed can also “patrol” even though they never qualified to carry a gun!

    10/17/2007 11:49:00 PM

  6. Anonymous said…
    Hey Frank Main and Speilmann.

    Lets see the cancelled check, money order etc. I bet this goof walked with a non suit or a I-Bond.
    ACLU
    Useless law but how about every one else given this citation. let be fair and treat every one equally. If Tunney walked every one shoud get a refund.

    10/17/2007 12:38:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    I hate to say this, and only because “Yama” is one of ours. But Commander you are in your spot because of politics. And Politics have utterly destroyed this department inside and out.
    You have been bitten buy your own.
    I feel for this bullshit pressure you have to experiance, but this is your crowd now showing its colors.

    10/17/2007 12:52:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    SCC:

    Since you started this firestorm when the ST reporter read your blog, perhaps you can answer a couple of questions:

    1). Since when do you care if a commander has to eat shit…once or twice?

    2). Are you a homophobe or…?There are several postings from cops who know Tunney who like him. What’s your beef (pun intended)?

    KMA Officer

    10/17/2007 12:57:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    so a commander is going to boil in hot water because he didn’t tell an alderman to piss off? And how is this the police’s fault? Can IAD investigate the alderman, seeing as how he is technically sworn? Thank god my shirt is blue.

    10/17/2007 01:46:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    An I bond is no big deal for a traffic stop. Sir/Ma’am if u need your license back follow me to the station. Just ask them. This isn’t a big deal. I’ve read your post and the responses will be comical. He’s not some shithead with a revoked license or no valid insurance. You don’t know your alderman? Please give me a break. Thanks officer for creating this nonsense. Tool. Have I summed this up enough. 2 more posts tops.

    Be safe gents.

    10/17/2007 03:15:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    Rome is Burning and nobody cares!!
    Why does the city need 50 part time alderman? Cant we get away with 25 full time? What do they do as alderman anyway?
    Yami should be reduced in rank!! But then again he is the only asian commander Do asains vote?
    Bottom line is you and I will be paying more in taxes to support the likes of Yami and Tunney!! Where is FOP? HEllo We are sheep

    10/17/2007 04:05:00 AM

    SCC said…
    SCC:

    Yessir!

    Since you started this firestorm when the ST reporter read your blog, perhaps you can answer a couple of questions:

    Sure thing!

    1). Since when do you care if a commander has to eat shit…once or twice?

    We don’t. Not even if they eat it a hundred times. We were merely pointing out that to make rank, you have to compromise. And the higher you go, the more you sell out your soul. And no one should be surprised when a creature with no soul whatsoever (i.e. a politician) stabs you in the back

    2). Are you a homophobe or…?There are several postings from cops who know Tunney who like him. What’s your beef (pun intended)?

    And we published every one of them. We aren’t sure what you’re asking here. We’re supposed to censor out the posts supporting Tunney? How does that make us homophobic? Ad nauseum attacks on gays are discarded as a matter of course, same as those against females, jews, blacks, hispanics. Most readers have learned that. We appreciate the more subtle humor, but we got a lot more positive feedback than not by losing the bullshit.

    KMA Officer

    Hope to be joining you shortly, thanks for your service.

    10/17/2007 07:11:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    Who says Tunnery is a friend to the Police????? The guy is an arrogant JO!!! He thinks the police are his lapdog and treats them like redheaded step children.

    I’ve dealt with him more than a few times. He is a total jerk!!! Remember his office is on the 019th Dist side not 023. He pulls POs off the street to come in and kiss his ring. The foot guys at Belmont and Sheffield have their heads so far up Tunneys ass they can taste [email protected]&*$%#.

    Remember this and it cannot be disputed. Alderman Tunney had a certain Tact officer from 023 moved off the team after he started doing search warrants all over boys town and arresting leaders of the gay community. The arrests actually hit the news a few times. Tunney tried to sandbag the officer at first but, since the officer is gay he just had him moved to a supposed better spot.

    That officer is now suing the city and Tunney. He is currently back in 023 on the day shift.

    Ald Tunney answer this question. A gay officer who is clean cut was taking out the drugs that ruin lives. The drugs that ruined lives were in your gay community and being distributed right on Halsted street. He was solving crimes and helping the community. What did it get him?????? I along with most officers from Area 3 know what happened to that officer. I guess will go back to writing cell phone movers. The police work wasn’t worth the effort or hassle. Tunney you are two faced liar!!!!!!!

    10/17/2007 08:24:00 AM

    Can you hear me now?… said…
    Gimme a break. There are so many people talking on phones in the city limits you could do seat belt safety missions and be guaranteed to write better than half. Drive down Milwaukee any given day or night. Nearly every Pole has a phone glued to their pirogi ear. Everybody in 016 passes them by, is at lights next to them. No problem. The cell phone ban is a revenue maker for the city. That is all. If you choose to write one odds are you will eventually snag a lawyer, cop, minister, someones mouthy wife or kid, or alderpimp. Who needs the hassle? Look how many people get affected and how much blog space is wasted over this.

    10/17/2007 08:33:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    Here’s a damn clue – stop passing bullshit laws that do nothing except make busy bodies feel self righteous about forcing everyone else to live by their rules.

    Don’t forget to increase the sales of BluToofs!

    I’d like to see Burt Natarus’ investment porfolio before and after he pused that stupid law…

    10/17/2007 08:41:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    I thought Aldercreatures are exempt from the cell ban just like us.

    10/17/2007 08:45:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    The area 2 gun team aint gettin my stuff.Lookee what i just bought.

    http://wraithmaker.com/

    10/17/2007 09:34:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    I know for a fact no non-suit. Tunney sent in his payment

    10/17/2007 10:46:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    Anonymous said…

    SCC:

    Since you started this firestorm when the ST reporter read your blog, perhaps you can answer a couple of questions:

    1). Since when do you care if a commander has to eat shit…once or twice?

    2). Are you a homophobe or…?There are several postings from cops who know Tunney who like him. What’s your beef (pun intended)?

    KMA Officer

    10/17/2007 12:57:00 AM

    Gotta love schmucks like you…you DON’T have a defense for the dopey alderman, so you attack the messenger. HE IS A CROOK, and you are a weenie.

    10/17/2007 10:57:00 AM

    Anonymous said…
    Yama.. yamah.. yamahe.. Well, na gonna work here any more!

    10/17/2007 12:04:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    FUCK YOU TUNNEY> YOU PUSSY! You are going to question why the police are doing their jobs? Why are coppers writing cell phone tickets? You Fucking clown, you voted to make it law remember? Then you have the nerve to say in an understaffed district? NO SHIT ASSHOLE. The whole city is understaffed and thats because you clowns wont hire us any help. That just means that this dumbass copper is actually doing what he should be doing. WORKING. Which is exactly what makes him a moron. I say fuck you and everyone else in this shithole city that whines about police service. You would be the first guy asking why police arent enforcing the phone ordinance if you were struck by a guy driving while on the phone. SHITCAGO- Fuck this town

    10/17/2007 12:31:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    I went to the same HS as Tunney and Im embarrassed to say that now. Thats not how i was taught. I wasnt taught to throw my weight around and question whether or not a policeman was doing his or her job. Look in the mirror tunney. you were born and raised on the southside and you forgot where u came from. Its guys like you that have turned this from a blue collar working class town to a liberal freak shithole

    10/17/2007 12:35:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    I love that the media is apparently reading this every day to get news stories. So happy mommy and daddy spent thousnads of dollars on your journalism degree for you to copy other peoples thoughts and use them as your own. To the mayor, the bosses, the alderfucks, the media and all liberal criminal loving fucks in chicago, GET FUCKED!

    10/17/2007 12:38:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Who cares. This stuff goes on every day and we all do it. The real question here is who ratted out. Who called the press- and possibly collected a tip $$$- and brought this to light.

    Hey, I’d give anyone a decent break or a favor. They do come back sometimes. But the rat who called is dangerous. Today he rats out the commander, tomorrow he rats you out. All so he can look in the mirror and tell him/herself he/she is a big moral, ethical hero.

    10/17/2007 01:15:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    The alderman is right on this one, we do have more pressing issues to deal with. That is why I will not write one of these stupid tickets or any other ticket for that matter. Call the police and I will give you a report. That’s it, that’s what the city wants that’s what the city’s going to get. Until this anti-police society we live in wakes the f*ck up and realizes that we are actually the good guys and stops bashing us for every little thing that the rest of society does on a daily basis I’m going to go deal with those more pressing issues. Let’s see should it be Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts today?

    10/17/2007 02:03:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    JUST THINK HE HE HAD BEEN STOPPED IN WISCONSIN , THE ALD’S CHOICE WOULD BEEN CASH, JAIL OR A CREDIT CARD, YES IN WISCONSIN, THEY TAKE A CREDIT CARDE TO PAY THE FINE.

    10/17/2007 02:25:00 PM

    CLOUT BOY said…
    INSIDE TIP:

    CERTAIN ALDERMAN PAY A TYPE OF INSURANCE THAT COVERS FINE AND TICKETS.
    LET SAY A PRECINCT CAPTAINS CAR IS TOWED AND HE IS RUNNING AROUND FOR THE ALDERMAN THE WARD PAYS IT.
    THE INSURANCE OF COURSE IS PAID OUT OF THE FUNDS THE ALDERMAN ARE SUPPOSED TO FIX THE STREETS WITH.

    SO IF TUNNEY PAID IT, ITS COMING OUT OF THAT INSURANCE. PLUS IT BECOME A TAX RIGHT OFF AS A BUSINESS EXPENSE. I WOULDNT THINK ANY SOFTBALL COMMANDERS WOULD KNOW THIS. MOST COMMANDERS ARE COLLECTING FAVOR I SEE IT ALL THE TIME.

    10/17/2007 02:46:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    IF YOU SEE SEISER DRIVING OFF DUTY AND TALKING ON HIS CELL PHONE. MY SUGGESTION IS THIS. DO NOT WRITE HIM A TICKET. HE IS PROBALLY ON THE PHONE TALKING TO PRSEIDENT BUSH, DIRECTORS OF BOTH THE CIA,AND NSA OR HE COULD BE TALKING TO THE JOINT CHIEF OF STAFF. SEISER IS FROM NEW YORK CITY AND HAS BIG NATIONAL POLITICAL CLOUT. EVEN ERIC PRINCE PRESIDENT OF BLACKWATER SECURITY CONFERS WITH HIM AND WHY BECAUSE ALL THESE IMPORTANT PEOPLE I MENTIONED KNOW ONE THING, ‘ SEISER RUNS IT”.

    10/17/2007 02:53:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Of all the bullshit things to do…..write the friggen alderman a ticket for talking on the cell phone??Look sometimes I wish the cell phone had never been invented.I’ve yelled at dumb assholes driving to an in progress,blue lights and fast,while yakking away on the phone.I had the pleasure of sitting next to a few cops having heated domestics all tour long…….one dingbat threw her phone at the windshield of the car and let out a scream……I think she cried for a good half hour.Coppers who talk at crime scene.Coppers who have to give their boyfriend/girlfriend an update of the tour every 15 minutes.Coppers making 15 calls to see who’s going drinking and where.Fuck all that…..Until a general order comes out banning the use of cell phones at work I will NEVER write anyone a ticket for doing what EVERY PO does regularly(and yeah,I get calls while at work,but I try to be considerate of partners and watch out for safety problems).

    10/17/2007 03:26:00 PM

    not a bosses kid said…
    I know and support the 023 district officer who wrote the alderman.

    After all..why should the Ald. be given a break? He helped draft the legislation!

    Many officer’s won’t even extend “courtesy” to other officers anymore..then you have a P.O. on here calling the officer who wrote the citation a “tool,” screw you right back. You probably owe your spot to some politician or kiss ass group (LAPA,GAPA,Sho-rim, etc.) take your pick!

    I know the officer, he ain’t perfect..but as a no clout P.O. he works and when he “steps in shit” he deals with it..like a man! He doesn’t run to mommy or daddy like a lot of you do!!!!

    10/17/2007 05:11:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Can you hear me now?… said…

    Gimme a break. There are so many people talking on phones in the city limits you could do seat belt safety missions and be guaranteed to write better than half. Drive down Milwaukee any given day or night. Nearly every Pole has a phone glued to their pirogi ear. Everybody in 016 passes them by, is at lights next to them. No problem. The cell phone ban is a revenue maker for the city. That is all. If you choose to write one odds are you will eventually snag a lawyer, cop, minister, someones mouthy wife or kid, or alderpimp. Who needs the hassle? Look how many people get affected and how much blog space is wasted over this.

    10/17/2007 08:33:00 AM

    I totally disagree. I work in high yuppie traffic area, and cell phone useage is HORRIBLE. half these schmoes can barely see over the hoods of their range rovers, add a phone to the mix, and, like, ya know, oh my god, a fender bender! I’d much rather write a cell phone ticket than another freakin type b accident because miss yappy didn’t see the bicycle…

    10/17/2007 06:37:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Tunney should have said, “Hey, Im SCC….I go by the name Seiser!” THAT would have gotten him off the hook!

    10/17/2007 06:39:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    I live in the 18th and more then once as I’m crossing the street with the light in my direction green, I’ve almost been hit by drivers on the phone. It’s just frigging dangerous to talk and drive, especially in a big city like Chicago. Bottom-line, the law is on the books and it’s the officers job to enforce the law. There is every likelihood that if the officer heard on the radio or observed a higher priority offense he would have bugged off the Alderman and told him not to do it again and gone on to the more important offense.

    Tunney attempts to brainwash clear thinking people when he says he called the 23rd district commander to ask why he was ticketed for such a minor infraction in such an understaffed district with more important crimes about.

    I find that statement to be total Barbara Striesand. Why? Because if that’s why Tunney called the 23rd Cmdr. why didn’t he call a second time to complain about the wasted police resources in making the special delivery return of his license? I’m quite sure if Tunney had called in to the 23rd Dist. a 2nd after his special delivery he would have made it his business to tell every one that in his Tuesday public CYA statement.

    Respectfully,
    DW
    (not a cop)

    10/17/2007 07:08:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Commanders are in place because of Aldercreatures so its only fitting that an Aldercreature cause a commander’s downfall! Good!!!

    10/17/2007 07:16:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    I don’t think I’ve ever seen more inane ordinances passed than in the last 10 years or so by the city of Chicago.

    My parents were born and grew up in the city, I was born there as were all my siblings, and 3 of them have moved back to Chicago as adults.

    I don’t give them grief about the high crime rates or cost of living inside the wire. I just laugh at some of the crazy shit your elected officials do. As bad as they are in the NW burbs, they’re worse down there by far.

    I feel for you guys.

    10/17/2007 08:50:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    come on boys and girls you should know the laws aren’t for THEM.

    10/17/2007 09:40:00 PM

    Rue St. Michel said…
    Good bye Gary! Have fun in 007 on 1st watch.

    I hope other exempts are paying attention: Tell the Aldermen to go “pound sand” the next time they want a favor.

    10/17/2007 10:09:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Who the heck is Seiser?????

    10/17/2007 11:30:00 PM

    Anonymous said…
    CLOUT BOY said…
    INSIDE TIP:

    CERTAIN ALDERMAN PAY A TYPE OF INSURANCE THAT COVERS FINE AND TICKETS.
    LET SAY A PRECINCT CAPTAINS CAR IS TOWED AND HE IS RUNNING AROUND FOR THE ALDERMAN THE WARD PAYS IT.
    THE INSURANCE OF COURSE IS PAID OUT OF THE FUNDS THE ALDERMAN ARE SUPPOSED TO FIX THE STREETS WITH.

    SO IF TUNNEY PAID IT, ITS COMING OUT OF THAT INSURANCE. PLUS IT BECOME A TAX RIGHT OFF AS A BUSINESS EXPENSE. I WOULDNT THINK ANY SOFTBALL COMMANDERS WOULD KNOW THIS. MOST COMMANDERS ARE COLLECTING FAVOR I SEE IT ALL THE TIME.

    10/17/2007 02:46:00 PM

    And the exepmts attend lots of alderclown fund raisers hmm wonder why? How much for an exempt spot? i want one!

  7. Patrick McDonough suggests never writing a parking ticket Officers of CPD? Stop writing tickets.

  8. HAVE NO DOUBT, VOTE INCUMBENTS OUT

    Here is how to get it done:

    1) REGISTER TO VOTE

    2) Make a list of every INCUMBENT, (leaving those few incumbents who you are CERTAIN deserve to be reelected off of your list)

    3) BRING this list with you when you go to vote

    4) DO NOT vote for ANYONE on your list

    5) If the INCUMBENT has only one CHALLENGER, vote for that CHALLENGER, no matter who it may be

    6) If the INCUMBENT has 2 or more challengers, then:

    If the INCUMBENT’S name is listed 1st, then vote for the CHALLENGER who is LISTED LAST

    or

    If the INCUMBENT’S name is NOT LISTED FIRST, then vote for the CHALLENGER who IS LISTED FIRST

    (This will concentrate the most votes for a SINGLE CHALLENGER, thus providing the greatest possibility of the incumbent losing

    7) whenever you have the choice to RETAIN or NOT RETAIN an elected official, vote to NOT RETAIN

    8) Vote for whomever you choose, for whatever your reasons, it’s your vote and you can cast it for whomever you please, but, please remember, the INCUMBENTS are the people who have been, are, and will continue to be, the one’s responsible for all of our current troubles

    Cast your votes with the sole purpose in mind of ousting practically all those currently holding, and abusing, the power and authority they’ve been entrusted with.

    This is something different.

    Try it, you’ll like it.

  9. Our dear Mayor needs a bit of proverbial ass-whooping to bring him in line with reality. Add Stroger to the list for whooping. Yeah, he’ll give it back alright; maybe when he’s dead and gone.

    Maybe we should make a list of all the whoopings we need to start distribution on. If you don’t like whoopings, maybe tar and feathers would work. What do you think?

    This is not to suggest any violence in any way because there is a “violence in the workplace” decree signed by none other than King Daley, that applies to all those that don’t fall in line with his ways and policies.

    I don’t believe there is a single city employee that doesn’t know that the laws are not applied equally to all. The City of Chicago Personnel Rules are used unfairly against people who are not politically connect up some adlerman’s butt, with an umbilical cord providing juice (more shit) to chew on. The longer employed, the more juice they digest until one day they turn into the same, minus the title.

    Thanks for posting that picture Pat.

  10. October 18, 2007 – The politically connected son of a late Chicago mob boss is under arrest on armed robbery charges.

    He has one of the most feared last names in the Chicago Outfit – Lamontia. His name is Rocky and his late father’s name was Joe, but they called him “Shorty” for his squat stature. On Thursday, the I-Team learned that Rocky LaMantia is in big trouble.
    Witnesses say four men walked into a pawn shop at 647 W. Roosevelt Rd. At lunchtime Wednesday and began smashing display cases with hatchets. They allegedly used the tools to hold off employees and customers and escaped with $175,000 in new diamond rings and gold chains. Among them, according to police: Rocco “Rocky” LaMantia, who has had a history of robbery and drug convictions and beat a murder rap 25 years ago.

    LaMantia’s lawyer, Joe Lopez, known as The Shark for his vigorous defense of mobsters, said in the pawn shop heist, Rocky is being railroaded.

    “My client was there to redeem some of the goods that were previously given to the shop owner and had the money to redeem the goods. While he was there, these other individuals came in and violently attacked the patrons that were there. They violently smashed the cabinets, from my understanding, and took jewelry out of there, ordered my client onto the ground,” said Lopez.

    Witnesses say LaMantia drove the hatchet-wielding thugs to and from the pawn shop and that the blades were actually left behind. Lopez maintains his client is an innocent victim and a witness.

    LaMantia is the son of the late South Side rackets boss Shorty LaMantia and were linked to the city hall hired truck scandal. Rocky LaMantia once had city truck contracts, and his wife used to work in Mayor Daley’s budget office, which ran the hired truck program. The LaMantias have not been charged in that case, but Rocky’s lawyer said authorities will no doubt try to use his Italian heritage against him.

    “Of course they’re going to use his family background to dirty him up,” said Lopez.

    The owner of the pawn shop said Rocky Lamantia had been a customer for six or seven years. LaMantia was arrested when he returned to the shop-after the armed robbery, supposedly to check on the victims.

    Forty-eight-year-old LaMantia was a fixture in the gallery at this summer’s Family Secrets mob trial. He said he was gathering material for a book on his mob family and even asked if the I-Team’s Chuck Goudie wanted to write it for him. It was an offer Goudie refused.

  11. Chicago needs this Goon in Jail. Where is all the taxpayer money going in Chicago McDonough?

  12. You made an ass out of Mayor Daley. Daley is really mad. Insulting to everyone in Chicago/

  13. In considering the above posted voting strategy, proposed under the catchy name of ‘HAVE NO DOUBT, VOTE INCUMBENTS OUT’, it is apparent that this concept will be most effective if applied in primary elections.

    Primaries are where there are typically multiple challengers to the incumbent office holder, regardless of which party they belong to.

    Multiple challengers are also occasionally found in judicial contests, with the incumbent, sitting judge having the greatest advantage.

    In considering the possible outcomes inherent in the application of this voting strategy, one is struck by the efficient elimination, of the traditional ‘splitting-the-votes’ of the dissatisfied, it achieves.

    It ensures the elimination, at the primary stage of the election process, of incumbent candidates for reelection and nullifies any efforts to split the votes of those opposed to reelecting the incumbent.

    Applied in a general election, usually a one-on-one contest, it’s application ensures that any incumbents who have managed to survive their primary, will not be reelected in the general election.

    It further increases the likelihood of having relatively few incumbents as candidates in the general election.

    And, it’s application stimulates interest, in the political process, in the populace at large.

    An interesting and though-provoking concept.

    I’m in.

    How about you?

  14. Interesting series of comments on Chicago Clout City site:

    Carter
    October 25th – 8:39 a.m.

    btw, why does the media let Hizzoner get away with this nonsense that he hasn’t raised property taxes in 18 years?

    All the people who have property tax bills that are unchanged since 89, raise your hands or wave your mousepads excitedly.

    Maybe if you’ve been drinking Colt 45 all day these kinds of shell games seem slick and polished, but I don’t really give a flying f*** how they come up with the taxes, the fact remains every 3 years property taxes skyrocket, recent developments with the so-called “7% solution”(pushed through average schmoes, not by Da Mare) notwithstanding.

    Orion
    October 25th – 9:04 a.m.

    I would also like to see a show of hands of anyone who has owned a house since 1989 who would sell it for 1989 prices.

    People want to make a killing selling their house because it appreciated in value, but do not think the taxes should increase accordingly.

    Can’t have your cake and eat it too. (Unless you are lucky like me !)

    tutor
    October 25th – 11:32 a.m.

    Our resident machine flunky is, once again, talking out of his ass.

    Taxes are levied for the SOLE purpose of paying for AUTHENTIC services rendered to the citizens, for their benefit only.

    Thus, the amount levied shall be no more than is necessary to provide said AUTHENTIC services.

    Basing the amount of taxes due from each citizen on the ‘fair’ market value of real property owned by same is, in no way, relevant to the determination of how much money is truly needed to provide said services.

    Furthermore, the ‘fair’ market value of real property is not realized until, and unless, the owner of said property SELLS same, or borrows money using said property as collateral.

    Therefore, real property taxes based on the ‘fair’ market value of said property, is inherently unfair to property owners.

    The true value of real property is the cost when purchased, or the amount of debt said property is currently carrying.

    Real property’s assessed value should be either the original purchase cost or the current, total debt balance, adjusted for inflation.

    Tax rates on this fairly assessed value would then be determined by the tax revenue needed to provide said AUTHENTIC services.

    This would ensure that the calculations determining both taxes levied and taxes spent are clearly visible to those who PAY the taxes and those who are PAID to provide the services, as in the costs of said services.

    Our machine shill wants us to believe that there is an inherent and unquestionable connection between the potential value of our real property and the amount of taxes we should be expected to pay on same.

    Nothing could be further from the truth.

    The total amount of taxes required to pay for the total cost of services, the division of said tax burden amongst the populace, and the specific factors governing exactly how said division is determined, are the issues at hand.

    Further, the nature and authenticity of said services, the costs of same and the lack of accountability, as to the honest value of said services, relevant to their cost, are also issues needing examination.

    Simpletons, like ‘orion’ and his ilk, want us to believe in the fantasy that the way taxes are being determined and levied is fair and ‘written in stone’.

    The built-in nature of basing taxation of real property on it’s ‘fair’ market value is hardly ‘fair’, as this value is potential only, until real property is sold or used as collateral.

    Basing taxation on the buying and selling of goods and services is the more equitable and fair means of raising the revenue needed to pay for the AUTHENTIC services our governments exist to provide the citizens.

    A tiered tax rate, based on each citizens ability to pay, ie., yearly income, would more fairly distribute the tax burdens imposed on same.

    Also, certain services provided should require certain responsibilities from those who receive the benefits of same.

    Without getting into the vast amounts of waste, abuse, misuse and fraud prevalent in the ways our taxes are spent, we should consider the reevaluation of our current taxation mechanisms to be at the top of our ‘lists of things to do’.

    All bullshit from the machine peanut-gallery to the contrary, not withstanding.

    Carter
    October 25th – 11:50 a.m.

    hear that?

    I believe that would be the sound of orion hitting the pavement after being slam dunked with extreme prejudice by tutor.

    Not to mention this “People want to make a killing selling their house because it appreciated in value, but do not think the taxes should increase accordingly.” displays an astounding ignorance of two things:

    1) not everyone considers their house an investment to flip.

    2) the taxes in question have nothing to do with taxes levied on the SALE price (and I doff my hat to the tutor).

    Orion
    October 25th – 1:26 p.m.

    If you cannot afford the taxes, you have to sell and move, plain and simple. Its called capitalism and no one said it was fair, it is what it is.

    So if Grandma wants to stay in the house she purchased in 1950 and thinks she is going to pay 1950 taxes, she is sorely mistaken, unless when Grandma kicks the bucket her heirs sell it for what she paid for it in the ’50s.

    Otherwise, she should draw the equity in her house down or else sell and get out of the way for someone that CAN pay without bitching, because I got a raise coming up and my pension needs to be fully funded so that I will not be in the same position.

    Orion
    October 25th – 2:29 p.m.

    ….and you are really a short bus rider if you think the cost of running government will not increase over the time you own your home.

    Firemen and policemen to protect it, garbagemen to clean-up, sewer workers, tree trimmers, sidewalks, streets and curbs and gutters, snow removal, etc. etc. are all labor intensive and make your house worth living in. Their wages are higher than they were in 1950, 1989 etc., so what makes you think you should not have to pay for the increase in those services ?

    There ain’t no Santee Claus or free lunch.

    tutor
    October 25th – 3:58 p.m.

    Once again, the baby burps up formula onto his bib.

    Let’s take each bit of orion’s vomit, one at a time, and see what our favorite clout monkey wannabe had for lunch today:

    “If you cannot afford the taxes, you have to sell and move, plain and simple. Its called capitalism and no one said it was fair, it is what it is.”

    No, knucklehead, it’s not called capitalism, it’s called corruption, abuse of taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars and extortion, however much said extortion has been legalized.

    It’s called gross and fraudulent misappropriation of funds, waste of said taxpayers’ dollars and more than enough cause to motivate the ousting, from public office, of those responsible for same.

    “So if Grandma wants to stay in the house she purchased in 1950 and thinks she is going to pay 1950 taxes, she is sorely mistaken, unless when Grandma kicks the bucket her heirs sell it for what she paid for it in the ’50s.

    Otherwise, she should draw the equity in her house down or else sell and get out of the way for someone that CAN pay without bitching, because I got a raise coming up and my pension needs to be fully funded so that I will not be in the same position.”

    My, oh my, how pleased both orion, and his masters, must be, at this frank, honest and unabashed statement of how many clout monkeys view the taxpayers.

    First, nobody is saying that it’s a given that a homeowner, (orion sees fit to give a grandmother as an example of same), expects to pay taxes based on the original price paid for their real property, as, the suggestion was for the present basis, upon which taxes should be assessed, to be the original purchase price, adjusted for inflation, OR the balance of any debt currently held on said real property.

    Second, the purpose of taxation is for the citizens, as a whole, to pay for the services provided by government, for the sole benefit of said citizens, and to have the application of taxation fairly and equitably imposed upon same.

    Third, said services, provided by government, for the sole benefit of the citizens as a whole, are to be AUTHENTIC services, provided at the least possible cost, in the most efficient, effective and economical manner, SOLELY for the benefit of said citizens, and NOT for the benefit of those providing the services.

    Thus, as I would hope orion is well aware of, he/she is, once again, full of shit, albeit, this time, he/she hasn’t allowed his/her lunch to make it all the way through his/her digestive system, before presenting it to us, for our consideration.

    “….and you are really a short bus rider if you think the cost of running government will not increase over the time you own your home.”

    Now, now, now, little fellow, nobody thinks that the cost of the AUTHENTIC services provided by government, for the sole purpose of benefiting the citizens who PAY for said AUTHENTIC services, will not increase over time, BUT, everybody KNOWS that said increases should not be much more than the rate of inflation, given that the cost of services citizens purchase from the private sector generally increase due to said inflationary forces and due to whatever remnants of ‘free’ market forces that remain.

    Further, the citizens’ purchases of services from the private sector are VOLUNTARY, thus, placing some semblance of economic force upon said private sector service providers to actually provide the services offered to the satisfaction of their customers, ie., the citizens who decide to purchase said private sector provided services.

    The citizens have no such freedom of choice, when it comes to government provided services, and thus, there is no effective economic force to be applied to those of government who provide said services, to encourage and require said services to be AUTHENTIC, or to give satisfaction to those who are PAYING for said services.

    Finally, the issue of what would be a more fair, equitable and honest way to determine how, (and from whom), taxes are calculated, assessed, imposed and dispensed, and for what AUTHENTIC purposes said tax revenues are spent for, appears to be an issue which orion sees fit to ignore.

    Why does orion ignore this issue?

    Maybe “…..because I got a raise coming up and my pension needs to be fully funded so that I will not be in the same position.”?

    I agree with orion on one of his/her points, namely “….it is what it is.”, though, what I see as being what is, is what the orion’s of our city, county and state fear to address or even acknowledge, namely:

    HAVE NO DOUBT, VOTE INCUMBENTS OUT

  15. Stroger is feeding his people, by giving them., this which is new to them,, jobs, get rid of stroger, and let the fuckin cta riders pay $4 per ride, i dont ride the cta, i dont have 90 minutes to spare, (thats the extra time it takes to travel if u take the cta) fuck the cta, its riders and that piece of Shit stroger, I cant believe that after having his people take ballot boxes out of city hall, the piece of shit still walked away clean, i feel shame when i say i am a chicagoan, Daley, where are you balls? you Irish MAN?

  16. Daley is both the heat sink for the ‘machine’ and, perhaps, somewhat of a relief valve, as, who knows how much worse things could be, if the many ignorant, greedy, ruthless f***s who infest our city and county governments were to do all the shit they want to do, but for the restraining hand of the Daley’s of this world.

    Not that Daley is, in any way, an honest, honorable and good person, just that there are so many individuals who are so much worse, and much more ignorant in their dishonesty, than he is.

    At least we can take some comfort in knowing that, but for Daley, the entire city and county would be one, gigantic cesspool of wide-open ‘dog-eat-dog’ chaotic hustle-f***ing.

    Organized, orderly and controlled corruption is better than helter-skelter pandemonium.

    Of course, if the people, in general, weren’t so ‘me-first’ and ‘where’s mine’ oriented, there wouldn’t be a need for a Daley-style ring-master.

  17. Dear John Daley,
    Please stop sending your silly Machiovellian letters and signing them “observer”.

    Are the same folks still writing your material.

    The rascist codes in this letter is pathetic. It’s stunning what the democrat party gets away with in pretending to be pro-black, for so long. It;s stunning.
    What’s the H.S. drop-out rate? 43%?

    Hey Observer, let’s read that again:At least we can take some comfort in knowing that, but for Daley, the entire city and county would be one, gigantic cesspool of wide-open ‘dog-eat-dog’ chaotic hustle-f***ing.

    What do you mean?
    Do you mean better him than a “n*****”?

  18. Sad to say, though I appreciate some of your viewpoints, on the ways in which our city, county and state governments have, for as long as any living man or woman can remember, been dominated by sometimes clever thieves and rascals, my point in commenting on how much worse things COULD be was not intended to single out any particular group by race, ethnicity, religion, gender or any other classification.

    My point was, and is, that, until such time as the people, as a whole, are united in their dedication to BE honest, fair, just and genuine, in their relations with others, whether social, economic, etc., there will always exist an environment that is conducive to dishonesty.

    Why is it that the saying “buyer beware” is so often true?

    Why is it that we, as a people, as a species of life, need laws, and a court system to enforce said laws, to compel people to do others no harm, to control those who would do others harm, to inhibit those who intend to do others harm, to punish those who have done harm to others, to define what acts, of commission or omission, are harmful, to essentially do what men and women of conscience naturally know to do?

    Namely, ‘Do Unto Others As You Would Have Others Do Unto You’.

    I suggest it is because far too many people prefer to live by the rules of:

    ‘do unto others before they can do unto you’

    and

    ‘do unto others whatever you can get away with doing’

    and

    ‘do unto others whatever you figure they want to do unto you and do it to them before they can do it to you’

    and

    ‘do unto others whenever it makes you a buck, especially when it only costs you a penny’

    and, well, you get the idea.

    What are those Seven Deadly Sins?

    What did someone say, many years ago?

    ‘Let He Who Is Without Sin, Cast The First Stone’?

    ‘Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself’?

    ‘Repent And Sin No More’?

    ‘Judge Not, Lest Thee Be Judged’?

    As for those individuals you refer to as being n******, what group of city and county residents comprise the greater number of city and county employees?

    What group of city and county residents comprise the greater number of qualified-to-vote citizens?

    What group of city and county residents comprise the greater number of citizens who deliberately avoid thinking, deliberately avoid learning, deliberately avoid working honestly, deliberately avoid being true to the words expressed by that someone, many, many years ago?

    Sin knows no skin color.

    Stupidity knows no skin color.

    Dishonesty knows no skin color.

    Nor do any of the ‘Seven Deadly Sins’.

    Before there will ever be a time when ringmasters of corruption are no longer needed, there will have to be a people free from corrupted hearts.

    We are not yet that people, regardless of the varieties of skin colors we wear on our hides.

    (Response) Well written.

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