19 October 2010

Open Post

Weeks from now it's likely that we will know little more of what the future holds for the department as a whole than we do on this day. There's little doubt that Mr. Dart will retain the title of Sheriff after the November election. We apologize if we're the bearers of bad news to the fans of Frederick Collins. We're not political analysts but we can safely say that the odds are against him. We could also say that he has a better chance of hitting a walk-off homer to win the a World Series for the Cubs, winning the lottery or forming a perfectly packed snowball in hell. Just to be clear, if a photo of Tom Dart snorting lines of blow with a dozen strippers were to appear on the front page of the Sun-Times he would still beat Frederick Collins. Keep the faith if you must but travail not in self-deception.

If Mr. Dart get's his way he'll become mayor of the cluster-fuck formerly known as the great city of Chicago. The field of candidates has yet to thin and he'll definitely face formidable opposition. Nonetheless he's a tough contender. To win or lose is a call to be made elsewhere.

The more pressing matter is where all this leaves us.

What we ask of you (our faithful minions) is that you reflect upon all events and departmental changes to your respective divisions of the Sheriff's Office over this Sheriff's tenure and of your career. Where do you see this department heading if Dart stays? What projects of his will fall upon his exit? What positive/negative affect has Dart had on the dept?

We'll pay respect to your posted opinion as long as you articulate like an adult.
We really love deleting comments these days. We're attempting to cut out some of the more unintelligible waste in an effort to encourage those with an intelligently formed opinion to share it without falling victim to baseless insult.

To the exempt staff:

We hope you realize that you could do more with this site than peruse it to read how people are bitching about you. Be glad we delete as many comments as we do. You all read this and we're not suggesting that you identify yourselves here and defend your actions. What would be nice though would be a little bit of insight from up high into the inner workings and future plans of this department. Chicago Police exempts contribute to SCC all the time by comment and email. It would seem that our command staff contributes little more than aperiodic commentary. On occasion we've been the recipient of angry email demanding this and that be stricken. We challenge you to ante up.

Humor remains welcome. Rumors are encouraged. Tread lightly.

126 comments:

Anonymous said...

In the this really happened category, at CCB if you try to get your judge to write a court order for you to get overtime, you are now going to get a CR number pulled on you. Yes,someone had tried it prior to the announcement at Monday's roll call.

Anonymous said...

WELL SAID

ITHINK THE QUESTION IS WHO WOULD RUN FOR SHERIFF IN THE SPECIAL ELECTION. I SAY THIS BECAUSE DART DOES HAVE A HELL OF A CHANCE AT WINNING THE MAYORS RACE BECAUSE LOT OF THE POLS!!! CAN'T STAND RAHM.

ON POSSIBLE CHANGES AFTER HE LEAVES I WOULD HOPE THESE ONE YEAR WONDERS WHO GOT BUMPED UP WILL GET KNOCK DOWN TO PATROL, COURTS, AND LEARN SOMETHING BEFORE THEY TRY AND LEAD AND THEY STOP SAYING I AM GOING CALL SO AND SO IF YOU DON'T DO WHAT I SAY YOU NO WHO YOU ARE

Anonymous said...

When are they doing promotions at the JAIL??????

Anonymous said...

I think if dart stays we are all screwed for 4 more years under this guy . Just for the dart supporters he don't give to shits about any of us and never will. He hasn't gotten worse everyday he's in there. Now
Today he announces no more evictions for foreclosure properties he" don't wanna uproot families in times like this and holidays around the corner" well what about the families of our people sitting in deputy jail for months and some years at a time not knowing if and when they will have a job to go back to. Michael Sheean wouldn't and didn't ever do this to us. Our union sucks our leader sucks and another 4 years will suck. I am happy to have a
Job and a great one but when you have people like this that don't back you or care if you are laying in the hospital thats the worst part. Dart for mayor and bagpiper n man hands bumped down a couple ranks would be priceless

Anonymous said...

Where to begin County Guy? The most obvious change I see under his tenure is the creation of so many needless, bullshit exempt rank positions. I think we could even forgive him his political hack appointees if he had cleaned house beforehand, But we still have most of uncle mikes hacks and he has added dozens more. All while calling himself a reformer.
As for the future, as long as it's not some 19th ward irish fuck running the show and those that have been coasting for 10-20 years find themselves ass out, I don't give a shit who is Sheriff. And I don't care who they take care of as long as SOMEBODY besides the same old assholes gets a chance to be the shot callers.

Anonymous said...

Paul O'Grady is one possibility for Sheriff if Dart gets mayor. I can then see Matt Walsh as Chief of Police & Kelly Mrozek getting her Lieutenant spot back and more.

The above would give John Kass some potential stories to write.

Anonymous said...

Darts P.R. Disaster.

Mark Brown of the chicago suntimes who was honored with Dart the last time he haulted forclosures, by the Albany Park Neighborhood Council for is even skeptical of Dart's latest political stunt.


Mark Brown

The sheriff may find it ironic to discover me on the other side of this issue as we were very much in agreement the first time he halted foreclosure evictions. In fact, we both ended up being the honorees at the annual dinner of a community group that forced the subject to the nation's attention, the Albany Park Neighborhood Council.

At that time, though, the issue was very different. The sheriff was faced with actual victims: tenants who, through no fault of their own and sometimes without notice, were being evicted from apartment buildings in which the owner had lost the property through foreclosure. It made good common sense for Dart to refuse to kick people out of their homes until more equitable procedures could be put in place.

This time there are no known victims to which the sheriff can point. He's responding to a theoretical problem that the banks -- in their haste to push the unprecedented quantity of foreclosures through the court system -- might be unfairly seizing the wrong homes.

The sloppy, careless document processing by the banks is not theoretical. Some of the banks have admitted to it and temporarily stopped foreclosures while reviewing their procedures. It's kind of a basic legal principle that if you sign an affidavit attesting to certain facts you're supposed to have a basis for doing so.

Dart said he's in effect just telling the banks that before he will proceed with an eviction: "Let me know that you fixed it and everything's OK here."

Most homeowners just walk away
But as the sheriff is also aware, there's just no evidence of those paperwork problems resulting in someone unfairly losing their home here in Cook County.

Instead, what we find in our courts are people losing their properties for the simple reason that they failed to make the necessary mortgage payments. It's not as if somebody has discovered a bunch of court cases out there where the banks lied or made a mistake about the loans being delinquent.

In the vast majority of foreclosure cases, in fact, the owner/borrowers just walk away from the property. They don't even go to court to contest the foreclosure. There is no dispute about the fact they owe the money and aren't paying it.





http://www.suntimes.com/news/brown/2818224,CST-NWS-brown20.article

Anonymous said...

Way to go Dart. Lets make sure the thugs in the jail get ballots but deny our soldiers. Whats your next political stunt going to be. If we had Sheriff Joe Arpaio i guarantee not one inmate would of voted before every soldier was given their ballot. But not in cook county. Dart cares more about letting deadbeats go rent free with no fear of eviction.


Illinois Soldiers Wait for Ballots.


Prisoners Get Hand Delivery.by Capitol Confidential


Over 35 counties in Illinois missed the deadline to mail military ballots to our soldiers defending America. But in Chicago, county election officials have taken special steps to ensure that no inmates at the Cook County Jail are unable to cast a ballot.



The Chicago Board of Elections hand delivers ballots to the jail. They don’t even wait for the inmates to apply – they bring the applications with the ballots! Over 2,600 inmates have cast ballots so far – strikingly similiar to the 2,600 soldiers who will likely not recieve a ballot for the Nov 2 election.


Disgraceful does not begin to describe the Illinois Election system.

Anonymous said...

The people that took out these sub-prime or, ARM, low or no money down mortgages knew full well that they may not be in a position to afford them. What is worse, so did the banks. And, beyond that, the Federal governments made the banks do it. This entire mess is the result of taking away the concept of personal responsibility. At a certain point, the law is the law and Sheriff Dart’s job is to enforce the law. He does not get to choose which law he gets to enforce and which one he does not.



What Sheriff Dart is doing is nothing more than political pandering. By stopping foreclosures, he looks like he’s taking on those mean, evil, “Mr. Potter” run banks. He makes himself into the knight in shining armor, riding in on the white steed to save these poor innocent families! Never mind that he’s thinking about running for mayor! Never mind that this makes him look really good in neighborhoods hit hard by the mortgage mess. Tom Dart is here to save you from yourself!



The mortgage mess is the result of the elimination of personal responsibility. It is the result of the “consequence – less” society that the American Left continues to promote. Foreclosures, as unappetizing as they may be, are the only way to inject personal responsibility back into the market. And, only in that way, will we truly be able to figure out where we are, and what we need to do get back on our economic feet.

Anonymous said...

When are they doing promotions at the JAIL??????

I wouldn't look for any promotions until after the election and if Dart decides to bail on the Sheriff's office to be king of Chicago promotions will probably run rampent in every division of the Sheriff's office. Gotta take care of the minions and Shakman be damned...

Anonymous said...

I can then see Matt Walsh as Chief of Police & Kelly Mrozek getting her Lieutenant spot back and more.

HE CAN NOT AND WILL NOT MAKE A DECISION!

Fluffy Hates Us But Loves Puppies said...

Job and a great one but when you have people like this that don't back you or care if you are laying in the hospital thats the worst part. Dart for mayor and bagpiper n man hands bumped down a couple ranks would be priceless

If it makes you feel any better, while you were in the hospital, tommy fluff and his raiders were making sure the illegal aliens that attacked you were ok..

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
When are they doing promotions at the JAIL??????

October 19, 2010 7:23 PM

Soon as the lip balm is restocked.

Anonymous said...

"The above would give John Kass some potential stories to write."

Wasting your breath with that one. Kass has been mentioned other times on this blog, to no avail. Sticks to Chicago or State crooks only. For some strange reason, he never has written one bad yet true thing about the Sheriff. Why is that?? Would you be surprised if he or someone he knows or is related to, has a deputy star?

just sayin...

Anonymous said...

It is the result of the “consequence – less” society that the American Left continues to promote.

AMEN BROTHER

Anonymous said...

"The above would give John Kass some potential stories to write."

Wasting your breath with that one. Kass has been mentioned other times on this blog, to no avail. Sticks to Chicago or State crooks only. For some strange reason, he never has written one bad yet true thing about the Sheriff. Why is that?? Would you be surprised if he or someone he knows or is related to, has a deputy star?

just sayin...

October 21, 2010 11:47 AM

He can only write a story if you provide him some details to start with. Oh, and to debunk your Kass on the payroll theory...

http://www.cookemployees.com/employees/K?page=5

Anonymous said...

Wasting your breath with that one. Kass has been mentioned other times on this blog, to no avail. Sticks to Chicago or State crooks only. For some strange reason, he never has written one bad yet true thing about the Sheriff.

Dont be surprised if the honeymoon period is coming to an end with dart and the media. There was about four articles written questioning Darts motives with his latest political stunt with forclosures. Even his liberal buddy Mark Brown criticized him. I think its just a matter of time before Kass and the others jump on board. All it takes is a couple of negative stories like the raid on the elderly couple. Dart's honeymoon period has just about expired. Even the pulic is starting to catch on that Dart is nothing more than a publicity seeker. If you looked at the comments in the tribune and suntimes. About 80% were against him on haulting for forclosures again.

Anonymous said...

I can then see Matt Walsh as Chief of Police & Kelly Mrozek getting her Lieutenant spot back and more.


Well, Matt could make a decision or two if he would just come to work!

He is out of the office for days on end. Where is he and what is he doing? I can not recall ever hearing him on the radio even!

The DC of Patrol (used) to be a more important position than CHF or 1DC ever was. Don't laugh, it is true. Dobbs, Burke, Fitzgerald, etc. never had as much an effect as the DC of Patrol did. You really need a 16-20 hour a day guy, out here, showing up at Districts, hot calls, etc.

We just do not see Matt. Didnt see Cappeli either. Sort of saw Folliard, NEVER saw Lavenhagen (except the three dead babies in Stickney, I think). And Janosz was a ghost too!

I am not a Dart lover, no way. But if he doesn't get the Mayor job and is stuck with us, I hope he'll take a harder look at DC of patrol in the future. We desperately need real leadership.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Wasting your breath with that one. Kass has been mentioned other times on this blog, to no avail. Sticks to Chicago or State crooks only. For some strange reason, he never has written one bad yet true thing about the Sheriff.


I believe he has writtn about the Sheriff's Department before. Hot tubs and pizza's.

Anonymous said...

When Tom Dart becomes Mayor, everyone will get a free puppy and a Craigslist prostitute!

Anonymous said...

Dart has raised over 170k in last few months. Here is link who gave and how much.

http://gapersblock.com/mechanics/2010/10/20/darts-first-financial-disclosure-as-a-possible-mayoral-candidate/

Anonymous said...

We just do not see Matt. Didnt see Cappeli either. Sort of saw Folliard, NEVER saw Lavenhagen (except the three dead babies in Stickney, I think). And Janosz was a ghost too!

I am not a Dart lover, no way. But if he doesn't get the Mayor job and is stuck with us, I hope he'll take a harder look at DC of patrol in the future. We desperately need real leadership.

October 21, 2010 4:21 PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Lavenhagen was long gone before the 2 dead babies in the garbage in Stickney. When were there 3 dead babies?

D/C Walsh has never made any type of arrest in his life (Felony or Misdemeanor), although, he surely has come close to taking a pinch for drinking & driving. He himself is not shy about stating that he has never used his handcuffs, ever. It is a crime that he is being paid for a position he does not deserve and has no background or experience justifying it.

Typical 19th ward politics, hopefully ending soon.

Carry on TV Tom, Matt can be your Sorich....

Anonymous said...

Where's M.D.? Heard she got booted down and
Many supervisors suspended.. manhands new chief of the civil Division?

Anonymous said...

Is anyone wondering who is next?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
When are they doing promotions at the JAIL??????

October 19, 2010 7:23 PM

as soon as the knee pads come in.

Anonymous said...

He can only write a story if you provide him some details to start with. Oh, and to debunk your Kass on the payroll theory...

http://www.cookemployees.com/employees/K?page=5

Hey de-bunker, double check the original post as the word "payroll" was never mentioned. What was mentioned was: "Would you be surprised if he or someone he knows or is related to, has a deputy star?".
By the way, there is a "Kass" listed on that Cook Employees site.

Anonymous said...

D/C Terry Lavenhagen...
Stand up guy, known him for well over 30 years. Man of his word with excellent credentials. Sad that they kept a lid on him-he would have made an excellent Chief of Police. Whats going on now would never have been tolerated under his command.
Says*4-6-2*

Retired Porn Star To The Rescue said...

Manhands and bagpipe are not going anywhere. You all may want to see them bumped but the fluffer thinks they are doing a good job. His opinion is the only one that counts. And if the last two polls are true that fluffy is down double digits to dead fish emanuel we are stuck with him. Taking away the 26th st incident hands and peepee realy arn't that bad. Fluffy makes all the big wigs look bad. He has thrown so many under the bus that they come to work with tire marks on their head. Kelly and Kevin are not bad people they are just victims like may to king fluffer. And you all say they should stand up to fluffy. Why so they can be demoted. If you dont pat tommy on the back and tell him how wonderfull he is you get fired. The only one that can keep fluffer in line is his former boss from the 70's JOHNNY HOLMES. Johnny the County needs you! Fluffer's been Bad!

Anonymous said...

Breaking News:

Bagpiper suspended, marmar demoted.

Anonymous said...

Dart has raised over 170k in last few months. Here is link who gave and how much.

http://gapersblock.com/mechanics/2010/10/20/darts-first-financial-disclosure-as-a-possible-mayoral-candidate/

You notice how very few people from our dept gave money. It shows how hated dart is

Fluffer The Boxer said...

As the two men continued to work the crowd, they ended up back to back with each other, the sources said. A buzz from all the spectators witnessing the imminent encounter hummed through the room. Finally, Emanuel turned around and noticed Dart. The former White House chief of staff tapped the Cook County sheriff on the shoulder, causing Dart to spin around and find himself face-to-face with a smiling Emanuel.

After an awkward few seconds, Dart jokingly put up his fists like a boxer, the sources said. The two shared a laugh, a few words and then went their separate ways.

It was a lighthearted start to what is expected to be a tough contest for mayor.

Neither Emanuel nor Dart have formally announced their mayoral candidacies, but both are expected to run and be top contenders to replace the retiring Mayor Richard Daley. The Excalibur encounter marked the first time the two have chatted since Emanuel returned to Chicago a few weeks ago, though they both previously were at a luncheon for the U.S. Holocaust Museum, the campaigns said.

Anonymous said...

You are right. It was two babies in the trash can in Stickney not two. I had a brain fart about that, confusing myself with when we took three kids out of a trash and shit strewn trailer at 7500. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Well mr county guy if rumors are encouraged and predictions wanted. I could have never predicted the latest rumor. I know Mar got dinged and demoted but they say that a lt and some sgts got demoted too and that KC, JMac and Heff all took days too. Big shakeups in warrants. Can anyone confirm?

Anonymous said...

Has OPR lost their collective minds?

High level command suspensions given out like Halloween candy.

Do these people understand the term Cohesive Command.
Apparently the principal escapes them.

In an organization such as the Sheriff's department subordinates must believe in the abilities of their leaders.
In our department where a majority of promotions are awarded on a basis other than ability.
It is difficult enough to be confident.
Now add to the equation the fact that supervisors will be subject to inappropriately severe punishment.
So what we now have is the worst possible scenario.
Subordinates who have little or no confidence in command.
Command who has little or no confidence in itself.

Sheriff Dart the people of Cook County elected you to the position of Sheriff.
The people trust YOU to do the right thing.
As a citizen I challenge you do abide your oath.
You have command channel review authority over all disciplinary actions.
As a department member I implore you to use it.
Thousands of men and women put their safety and the security of their families on the line everyday
in service to the people of the County of Cook.
These thousands need leadership.
Leadership who is confident.
Cohesive Command is absolutely vital to our safety and the orderly excution of our duties.
Restore confidence in your employees, show us that you are a true leader.
Thank OPR for their efforts and decide for yourself.
Make that decision based on the greater good.
We challenge you.
We are not questioning your Honor,
We are Counting on It

PROTECT THE PEOPLE, BY PROTECTING THE ONES WHO SERVE.

Anonymous said...

You are right. It was two babies in the trash can in Stickney not two. I had a brain fart about that, confusing myself with when we took three kids out of a trash and shit strewn trailer at 7500. Sorry.

October 22, 2010 10:15 PM

YOUR BRAIN FART JUST GOT A LITTLE BIGGER YOU DUMMY!

Anonymous said...

"So what we now have is the worst possible scenario. Subordinates who have little or no confidence in command. Command who has little or no confidence in itself."

This may surprise someone as out of touch as yourself but it this is what we've always had.

Bravo OPR, you actually did something right. Supervisors should be held accountable for things happening right in front of them. The differing standards of discipline between the haves and have-nots have existed for far too long.

Take your days or your demotion like a man. You will find sympathy nowhere.

Anonymous said...

Has OPR lost their collective minds?

High level command suspensions given out like Halloween candy.

I just want to know who is going to protect OPR from losing their jobs when dart is gone. I know for a fact that the top two candidates mentioned on here to replace Dart tell me that working order number one is to abolish OPR. They have stepped on big toes in high places. Now they are fucking with Daley's people. Are they insane?

Anonymous said...

"Now they are fucking with Daley's people. Are they insane?"

Daley is retiring from being mayor and that probably means that he's retiring from taking care of anybody and everybody that fucked up. Good luck with all that Daley clout.

Anonymous said...

Nevermind, Daley's people.

They are fucking with you.

This was not discipline centered around the actions of one person.

This was a systemic failure of command.

Systemic failures are chargeable to the top man.

But not in this clown show.
Here we suspend, transfer, and send in the replacement crew.

Do you think any changes in the procedure will be implemented?
Do you think the new guy or girl doesn't know what just happened?

Ship out the old, ship in the new.

Who gives a fuck?

The only people who might get hurt are the dog asses with the silver stars.

We do not care about our people no matter where they are.
We just label everything "Emotionally Charged" Order no further action, and go on with our 6 figure salaries.

Black Pajamas:
Please for your own safety watch your asses, stick together.
You are on your own.
At least for now.

Anonymous said...

First off i want to say that this post is not in the defense of anyone n i dont know why i even bother to post but here it goes.

1. This Department the way it sits today does not care about you.
2. KC, KJ, and the A/Chiefs make absouletly no decisions at all, except for the little shit n 3 part forms. They are being told what to do straight from TD. Everything that is happening is not there fault, there only fault is not having the ballz to say NO, but they are just protecting there spot. They really arent bad people.
3. If/When TD leaves i think there will be an immediate change in morale for the betterment of the department. I dont care who comes in next because it cant be any worse than it is now.
4. With this admin. i am affraid to do my job the way i am supposed to in fear of getting jammed up by OPR. That one day will get me hurt or killed, so i just dont do anything now.
5. W/L/E.. Theres about 8 people that got SWOP/laudermill/meritboard. each person got jammed up for different reasons and it is not due to a single cause. OPR was nitpicking at each person to see what they could jam each person on just to justify there existance.

This can not go on for ever. we just need to watch out for eachother for the time being and ride this one out. Things will change eventually. We as officers are not making this situation any better because we are starting to turn on eachother now. That is not cool. As much as we complain about this job, it is a good job, great benefits and good pay, dont let anyone have a reason to take it away. We need to stick together now more than ever across all 3 departments. Be safe.

Anonymous said...

Just a thought here County Guy.

Given the current direction of this department, I am having trouble contemplating what direction our department's future is heading.

Just look at the current trends.

1. No new hires outside of the jail and exempt ranks for years

2. Losing people through attrition
(retirement, quitting, promotions)

3. People being fired / swop all over the department.


Now I don't have any numbers to support this, but I would estimate that we are at 65%-70% of the manpower from 10 years ago.

How long can this department sustain the loss of so many employees without replenishing the ranks?

I'm sure that budgetary restrictions are the main reason behind all of this, but with manpower reaching an all time low and workload growing larger, someone is going to get hurt or worse.

And if the injury is directly correlated to the lack of manpower, all of the savings the county made by not hiring people will go directly into the pockets of the injured workers after the law suits.

And if current manpower trends remain the same I could see countywide manpower reaching unsafe levels within 3 years.

Anyone have thoughts or insight?

I would appreciate it because myself, along with most of the department, is left in the dark. As usual.

Anonymous said...

And if current manpower trends remain the same I could see countywide manpower reaching unsafe levels within 3 years.

Anyone have thoughts or insight?

MMMMmmmmm.....we reached unsafe manpower levels 3 years ago,it's just getting worse. Did you just notice this? Things will not change anytime soon but don't worry,it's working,no overtime is being given out. That is all the administration is worried about. When they have their accountability-lets blow smoke up Tommy's ass,he loves when we tell him how much overtime we cut-meeting they wouldn't dare tell how bad it really is. I don't blame them for not saying anything at the meetings. We don't have enough people,no money and no plans to fix this and TV TOM is just waiting to leave here for the Mayor's office. It doesn't help that we have a ton of lawyers who know nothing about Police work,The Jail or Court's getting in the way with their GOOFY ideas as to how things should be done.

Anonymous said...

From someone who knows.


Guys, you just have to be patient and stay out of trouble while dart and OPR are in power. Believe me when i tell you, when Dart leaves OPR is gone. Whether is Zelda or Paul or someone else who gets the blessing of hynes, sheahan, or Joyce, OPR will be on a rocket ship the first hour the new sheriff takes power. Thats already in the plans. They cut a deal to help dart for mayor and he will relinquish any powers in the sheriffs dept. Looks like tom sold you guys out too. Sorry OPR. Who knows, perhaps he will take you to city hall with him. But taking into account his track record on loyalty, i wouldn't count on it. But no need to fear OPR, Government has extended unemployment benefits to two years.

Anonymous said...

Can someone please post a summary of what went on in warrants?

Anonymous said...

Can someone please post a summary of what went on in warrants?

I HEARD DIRECTOR MOORE SIGNED ON TO DO THE MOVIE ON THE STORY

Anonymous said...

Yeah Sure,
OPR went after warrants and all the bosses and some of the Deputies received big suspensions. Well except for one Lt.
Hmmmmm wonder why that was.

Anyway, no one is sure what the suspensions are related to because the investigation covered everything from sleeping in a squad car to who kissed who at the Christmas party in 2007.

Anonymous said...

So who is chief of warrants now?

Anonymous said...

Dart dances fine line between sheriff, mayor races

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/politics&id=7745028

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The G and the IRS was at the building tonight and photo copied the entire personal records of Charlie Bowen jr. I haven't seen him since he retired and don't know how to contact him. If any one knows him, give him a heads up. He was a dick in a/3 and wasn't a bad guy.

10/25/2010 01:00:00 AM

Anonymous said...

Anyway, no one is sure what the suspensions are related to because the investigation covered everything from sleeping in a squad car to who kissed who at the Christmas party in 2007.

Do any of these guys in OPR have any idea of what they are doing?

Anonymous said...

Black Pajamas:
Please for your own safety watch your asses, stick together.
You are on your own.
At least for now.





that will never happen with the back stabbing cunts who work there and im not even refering to the women.

Anonymous said...

where are all the county guy posts?

Anonymous said...

Tommy would like to thank all the chumps who gave him two hundred grand in the last two months by making them think he was running for mayor.

Anonymous said...

http://mobile.chicagotribune.com/wap/news/text.jsp?sid=289&nid=26522881&cid=16273&scid=-1&ith=0&title=Latest+From+Breaking+News+Center

Anonymous said...

Looks like we are stuck with him.

http://mobile.chicagotribune.com/wap/news/text.jsp?sid=289&nid=26522881&cid=16273&scid=-1&ith=0&title=Latest+From+Breaking+News+Center

Anonymous said...

Dart, you are a big pussy for stepping down as a candidate for mayor of Chicago and your major motivation for even running in the first place was to be in the spotlight you pretentious coward.

GFYB!

Anonymous said...

In a stunning turnaround, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has decided not to run for mayor of Chicago.

Dart cited family responsibilities for his decision, saying he thinks he would be a great mayor and was confident that, had he run, he would have won.


But he said he decided it would be "impossible" for him to be mayor and also manage the responsibilities of being a father and husband.

Translation: I was down double digits in the polls to emanuel and couldn't get anyone in the 19th ward to help me cause i stabbed everyone in the back! Also im a chicken shit and unless the office is handed to me i get scared.

Anonymous said...

hey fluffy you should be father of the year because you defintely suck at being sheriff.

19TH WARD said...

Sheriff Tom Dart won't run for Chicago mayor

-The "G"

Anonymous said...

Dart cited family responsibilities for his decision, saying he thinks he would be a great mayor and was confident that, had he run, he would have won.

But he said he decided it would be "impossible" for him to be mayor and also manage the responsibilities of being a father and husband.
October 27, 2010 11:25 AM

Oh, you can't handle being Mayor, but running this department into the ground is sooo easy, right!

Fuck off!

Anonymous said...

I know we have moral problems in all the units, divisions etc... I would like to make a comment about how even though there are issues we do come together when it counts. As many of you know one of our dispatcher 's 18 yoa daughter was killed in a car accident out of state. In response we did the only thing we knew to help the family. We started a collection and sent flyers to all the districts, units, divisions, teams and offices. The response from the unions, officers, deputies, court officers, corrections, forest preserve police and civilian personnel has been overwhelming. Whether you made a donation, sent a card, said a kind word at the funeral, assisted with the escort or handled traffic control. You all have made a difference. Everyone has helped ease the family's pain during an unimaginable tragedy. As a friend of the family I can tell you how much this outpouring of generosity has touched the family and has given them comfort. I just wanted to remind everyone that we are really a FAMILY.

We want Our 200k Back said...

He has his people work their ass off to get signatures while he gets big hitters to donate him money. While he never had intentions of running but collected big money from donors who were told by him personally he was. Give the money back dart.

Anonymous said...

Okay,Sheriff Dart is not running for Mayor. Everyone needs to put on their "big boy" uniform pants and move forward. At this point Dart is in line to have a Sheriffs career that could equal those of Sheahan or even Elrod. So, just get over yourselves, and move on to much more important issues, ie. desparate manpower issues need to be addressed. We can vote to have a County wide bid or not, but the reality is, common sense tells us those at the bottom of the seniority list will dictate that answer. Those with time on the job will fold like a deck of cards.Next,what about new hires? A combined effort of the D/S union, Sgt. union, Lt. union might be able to present a united front. Probably won't happen, no kahoneas. But, just watch, the upcoming posts will be full of sore losers, wishful thinkers, loud mouths with no ability to present suggestions for solutions. Its the same old story, all kinds of Chiefs, but no Indians (Native Americans if that makes you feel better)

Anonymous said...

From someone who knows.

Believe me when i tell you, when Dart leaves OPR is gone. Whether is Zelda or Paul or someone else who gets the blessing of hynes, sheahan, or Joyce, OPR will be on a rocket ship the first hour the new sheriff takes power. Thats already in the plans. They cut a deal to help dart for mayor and he will relinquish any powers in the sheriffs dept.

TO the guy who knows....I don't believe you & you don't know shit!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

TV Tom will be in the running for either States Attorney or queen of the gay parade in uptown. Anita Alvarez has more balls than TV Tommy and does a better job than he ever could. Anita will become a federal judge, Tv Tom will take her spot and TV Tom will get the States Attorney job for stepping aside. Rahm Emanuel will then be Rich Dakeys replacement. It will be fun to see him trying to straighten things out in Shitcago.

Many asa's who have been hiding out with the sheriff as deputy chiefs and other good police spots will return with Dart to the states attorneys office. God forbid they would have to work in the real world. TV Tom saved the day again.

Anonymous said...

I am glad I voted early in order to avoid a potential tie braker situation with my vote.

Anonymous said...

FYI news flash bulletin:
Terrorists in black ford pickup trucks running people over in Chicago. It's amazing that the Chicago FBI head is passing this infomation down to the general public level and they really expect us to believe that the Terrorist's would use pickup trucks to stike out against Chicago.

Anonymous said...

OPR will be on a rocket ship the first hour the new sheriff takes power. Thats already in the plans. They cut a deal to help dart for mayor and he will relinquish any powers in the sheriffs dept.

I agree this is bull shit with a little truth. I know paul and one other top candidate said they will abolish OPR. Thats a fact. However, Looks like OPR may have four more years now.

Anonymous said...

When you finally make that trip to OPR pretend you are going into a Crook County house of prostitution and hand carry your condoms and a bottle of K-Y and lay it upon the receptionist counter as you wait for your appointment.


NSG

Anonymous said...

Dear exempt ranks:
When you are nitpicking on some Ofc. for not wearing the right pants to court or for not signing a report or for allegedly being rude to some asshole on a stop or call. Remind yourselves of what they are not doing and what you have swept under the rug recently. Heres what they are not doing

They aren't fucking some whore in the back of their squad and getting caught by a 1st watch ofc.

They aren't drinking on duty with their Ofc.s and then driving home drunk, smashing up the squad and then showing up to inspection with the car all jacked up and no paperwork.

They aren't getting pulled over by another agency, in amarked squad and given fields because they are obviously fucked up.

So when you want to make a mountain out of every molehill infraction remember you let all this other shit go and when you go after the poor bastard that isn't in the boy's club all this shit is going to come out.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Dear exempt ranks:
When you are nitpicking on some Ofc. for not wearing the right pants to court or for not signing a report or for allegedly being rude to some asshole on a stop or call. Remind yourselves of what they are not doing and what you have swept under the rug recently. Heres what they are not doing

They aren't fucking some whore in the back of their squad and getting caught by a 1st watch ofc.

They aren't drinking on duty with their Ofc.s and then driving home drunk, smashing up the squad and then showing up to inspection with the car all jacked up and no paperwork.

They aren't getting pulled over by another agency, in amarked squad and given fields because they are obviously fucked up.

So when you want to make a mountain out of every molehill infraction remember you let all this other shit go and when you go after the poor bastard that isn't in the boy's club all this shit is going to come out.

October 29, 2010 11:30 AM

Someone might want to tell TV TOM to pay a little less attention to the puppies and whore's and start asking which of his brilliant leaders is protecting the fuck-up's.
Just sayin'.

Anonymous said...

TV Tommy does not care to hear the truth. If he did we would not have leaders like Farinella, Dwyer, White, Zychowski and others who have bought their jobs from Rugai and other criminals and have no business in their spots.

The democratic politicians, best that money can buy....

Anonymous said...

I think the teamsters were listening, finally.
The lawyer for the teamsters came to our roll call. The teamsters are really going to fight for pension changes.
The lawyer took time to explain the process and where the teamsters were in the process.
They are also fighting to end the lag time between IOD claims and your paycheck.
The lawyer explained the addition of short term disability insurance.
Then there was the same old shit about how many jobs were saved. Which is great if your a dogg ass but most of us do not fuck up, most of us struggle to support our families.
It was nice for the teamsters to address the needs of the deputies who are not in "fucked up" trouble.
Believe me there is much more to be fixed, but its a start.

Anonymous said...

TV Tommy does not care to hear the truth. If he did we would not have leaders like Farinella, Dwyer, White, Zychowski and others who have bought their jobs from Rugai and other criminals and have no business in their spots

In all fairness, White should not be lumped in with these others. He may have gotten his rank through clout but he does the job and is actually a good boss. There have been many other 2 year wonders in this dept. a few have turned out to be top notch supervisors, most have not. White, I think, will be one of the few.
P.s. I am not a rookie, I've got over 20 years on the job.

Anonymous said...

TV Tommy does not care to hear the truth. If he did we would not have leaders like Farinella, Dwyer, White, Zychowski and others who have bought their jobs from Rugai and other criminals and have no business in their spots.

I second that! minus White and Farinella is the first one to tell everyone how all the others paid for their job! Take a look in the mirror Ray.

Anonymous said...

Get your blue uniforms out brothers change is a coming!

Anonymous said...

Sources say that four Chicago police officers who were stripped of their police powers this week allegedly claimed credit for an arrest they didn’t make. The four officers are the focus of an internal police investigation and were placed on desk duty on Wednesday. Sources said Friday that the four officers claimed in court that they made an arrest they did not actually make, which could expose them to perjury charges. Police at a local university are the ones who actually made the arrest, sources said.Evidently, they've run out of criminals on the south side? And this is going to cost people time? Money? Jobs?
posted by SCC at 12:01 AM on Oct 30, 2010

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Get your blue uniforms out brothers change is a coming!

October 30, 2010 8:12 PM

What's the story here.? Is everyone who is detailed to different units going back to their former assignments?

Anonymous said...

I think the teamsters were listening, finally.
The lawyer for the teamsters came to our roll call. The teamsters are really going to fight for pension changes.

Yeah ok Einstein keep dreaming, look the FOP has been trying to get the social security issue fixed for what the the 15 years and they have gotten no where. We are fucked as usual and they are giving you what you want to hear and desire "HOPE".

Good luck with that!

NSG

Anonymous said...

Get your blue uniforms out brothers change is a coming!

Dude, brown, blue, green, black give me any fucking color in the the fucking rainbow as long as the check is there I don't fucking care.

Anonymous said...

what ? you cant drink on duty anymore or have sex in the back f the squad.in thatcase i might have to get a real job.ps can i get my 7500 back?

Anonymous said...

Get your blue uniforms out brothers change is a coming!

Change is coming, what, is Obama gonna run for Sheriff now.....
Yes we can, we can all go blue.
Hey County Guy, please don't start this shit again

Anonymous said...

I read this on another blog. any truth to this? Could you imagine giving this goof 30k after he lied and told you he was running for mayor. I would be pissed


Dart told everyone he was running. Including matt oshea, skinny sheahan and many big donors. Up untill a month ago he had 180k in his campaign fund. He raised 200k in last month telling everyone he was running. Some big donors gave him 30k and he personally told them he was going to run. I hear these people are beyond furious. Dart lied to them and took them for big time cash!

Anonymous said...

Yeah ok Einstein keep dreaming, look the FOP has been trying to get the social security issue fixed for what the the 15 years and they have gotten no where. We are fucked as usual and they are giving you what you want to hear and desire "HOPE".

Good luck with that!

The FOP is broke....
The Teamsters have funds....
Thats the difference.....
Don't need luck when you have talent and funding.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Get your blue uniforms out brothers change is a coming!

October 30, 2010 8:12 PM

We will always be brown.

Anonymous said...

what ? you cant drink on duty anymore or have sex in the back f the squad.in thatcase i might have to get a real job.ps can i get my 7500 back?

Your an idiot for giving them $7500, and moron you can do the deeds on the sneak just don't have a witness from the job with you!.

Anonymous said...

Blue..Brown , who cares ! I wear blue and it wouldn't make me happier if ccspd went to blue.
All I care about is the color green..as in money!!!
So STFU on the uniform crap already its old!

Anonymous said...

Dart lied to them and took them for big time cash!

They'll be there tommorrow voting him in! At least I didn't.

Anonymous said...

Why do you guys waste your time talking about change......I started in 1977 and change was coming back then with "Sticks"(Elrod), I'm gone and you guys are still talking and waiting for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow(CHANGE) IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN GET A LIFE. Change will happen with a class-action lawsuit including everybody(Jail, Courts and the Police) until then forget about it....

Anonymous said...

what ? you cant drink on duty anymore or have sex in the back f the squad.in thatcase i might have to get a real job.ps can i get my 7500 back?

Your an idiot for giving them $7500, and moron you can do the deeds on the sneak just don't have a witness from the job with you!.

November 1, 2010 9:11 AM

who ratted those guys out anyway?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Dear exempt ranks:
When you are nitpicking on some Ofc. for not wearing the right pants to court or for not signing a report or for allegedly being rude to some asshole on a stop or call. Remind yourselves of what they are not doing and what you have swept under the rug recently. Heres what they are not doing

They aren't fucking some whore in the back of their squad and getting caught by a 1st watch ofc.

They aren't drinking on duty with their Ofc.s and then driving home drunk, smashing up the squad and then showing up to inspection with the car all jacked up and no paperwork.

They aren't getting pulled over by another agency, in amarked squad and given fields because they are obviously fucked up.

So when you want to make a mountain out of every molehill infraction remember you let all this other shit go and when you go after the poor bastard that isn't in the boy's club all this shit is going to come out.

October 29, 2010 11:30 AM

Someone might want to tell TV TOM to pay a little less attention to the puppies and whore's and start asking which of his brilliant leaders is protecting the fuck-up's.
Just sayin'.

October 29, 2010 5:40 PM

Hey crybaby "Real Police",

Here's what you're not doing...

You're not being a man cause you don't have the balls to say it to their faces.

You don't patrol your beat, instead you play leap frog with the other traffic nazi's on the highway.

You are not going to win your argument on the blog, so take your ball and go home.

Anonymous said...

New TV show from director Shawn Ryan of the "Shield"

http://www.tv.com/video/10461399/the-chicago-code--ride-along--high-speed-chase?tag=vid_carousel;vid;2

Supposedly starts on Fox in February.

I heard he is doing one about the CCSPD patrol guys that do traffic all day, called the "T-Stop-Nonstop". HA HA!

Anonymous said...

Dart lied to them and took them for big time cash!

They'll be there tommorrow voting him in! At least I didn't.

All Dummies, you should of waited until fluffy was on the ballot B4 giving up the green.

I bet fluffy is now telling ya, don't worry I'll take care of ya, remember he is a lawyer I mean a liar. Merry X-mas early to you, you got it right up in the stocking ho ho ho MF.

Anonymous said...

Can someone post a copy of the new pay chart for CCSPD.

Anonymous said...

I thought allegations of serious misconducdt were supposed to be brought directly to OPR. I guess that depends on who you know. Roger that.

Anonymous said...

you are an idiot for believing the 7500 dollar story.i put that on there as a joke tool.

Bling Bling for T.D said...

Dart lied to them and took them for big time cash!

I dont feel bad to oshea, sheehan, or any of those idiot donors who gave him big money. If you dont realize by now td is a liar, you are the idiot! How many 19th ward people does t.d have to fuck over before matt and skinny realize he is a piece of shit. Its almost as if T.d gets satisfaction playing you idiots! He aslo kindly thanks those chumps who made his campaign fund go from 170k to 400k in one month. And you all were told he was running . HAHAHA SUCKERS!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm starting to see a correlation between peoples' weight (ie. Fat Asses) and the amount of assistance that they are willing to provide to others!

What I've discovered is that the more spherical the mass, the less interested they are in doing what's right!

Thanks for nothing...Problem solved!

Anonymous said...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_9peHv_weEh8/TNKhS4BtiuI/AAAAAAAABsM/shL5-SE6TvM/s1600/RedStapler.png

Anonymous said...

Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Lets see whats going on at the DOC:

Promotions---On hold due to Shakman
Bids---On hold due to Shakman
FTO training---On hold due to Shakman
ERT training---On hold due to Shakman

I might just be a grunt Sergeant, but it seems to me that means that we were not doing things the right way to start with. But what do I know?

Anonymous said...

I'm not trying to defend TD but if you listen to the news you would know he was told the Party was not going to back him and that's why he dropped out. I honestly think even he thought he was running until he got the call. As for his excuse that was weak as hell. As the guy on SCC stated, he didn't know he had 5 kids and that the job of mayor would require a tremendous commitment of time and energy when he decided to run? Give me a break. As usual he assumes the voters are stupid. Guess what? He's right. Look at the voting in the state and crook county,Same old Dem machine and people keep voting the straight Dem ticket. They get what they deserve.

Anonymous said...

Can someone please mention to the little chubby one that is trying to vote the Teamsters out that we have bigger things to worry about? Can you say LAY-OFFS?
Pay attention.

Anonymous said...

"I might just be a grunt Sergeant, but it seems to me that means that we were not doing things the right way to start with. But what do I know?"
Love,
Sgt Waffle

Anonymous said...

So here is what was recently added to the employment action plan for this fine department....

http://www.cookcountysheriff.org/pdf/employment/EmploymentActionProcedure/ArticleS_Layoffs10.21.10.pdf

OPEN THOSE EYES PEOPLE CHANGE IS A COMIN!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have the new pay schedule, please post

Anonymous said...

Office of Professional Review Hotline
If you are aware of *Unlawful Political Discrimination that has occurred or is occurring, in addition to notifying the Compliance Officer, you may also report the incident to the Office of Professional Review at 773-869-7545.


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*Unlawful Political Discrimination is defined as taking any positive or negative Employment Action involving an Applicant, Candidate or Sheriff’s employee who is applying for, being considered for or holding a Non-exempt Position that is based on Political Reasons or Factors.



From the Sheriff's website.

Anonymous said...

thanks

Anonymous said...

Hey crybaby "Real Police",

Here's what you're not doing...

You're not being a man cause you don't have the balls to say it to their faces.

You don't patrol your beat, instead you play leap frog with the other traffic nazi's on the highway.




Hey Big Balls! I didn't see your signature at the bottom of your rant...so does that mean "You're not being a man cause you don't have the balls to say it to their faces"???

Anonymous said...

hey anonymous!
where is your signature?

Anonymous said...

When are they doing promotions?

Anonymous said...

when do they doing promotions in the courts

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
When are they doing promotions?

November 6, 2010 7:34 PM

as soon as the knee pads and reach arounds come in.

Anonymous said...

CCSPD Special Operations get's another one of their cases (Counterfeit Merchandise)handed to them by ICE.

CCSPD is the third largest police department in the state of Illinois and that is the best that the special operation's unit can do ?. How about going after major players in the criminal world of Crook County i.e. serial killers, and serial rapists, sex slave and slave labor operations, human traffickers, gambling and loan sharking operations, drug cartels, bomb makers, bank robbers etc.
FYI to the FBI academy grad's, Special Operations Units are units that are suppose to be comprised of the best of the best in a police department who cultivate there own major cases ("self initiated activity") with intelligence gathering methods that produce the shut down major criminal operations that benefit the entire crook county community.

Chief KR, you are in charge of the Special Op's Unit how about acting like it !.

P.S. I hope the knock merchandise your unit seized fits!.

P.S.S. Gang & Narcotic Unit Commanders you both could learn a thing or two from this.

NSG

Anonymous said...

NSG, are you a patrolman?

Anonymous said...

New page please County Guy!

I am working on a new manifesto for it right now!

Thanks!

--From someone who should know

Anonymous said...

Hey maywood rumor has it. Someone wrote a letter to the sheriff about skokie 3rd watch. Wish I could be at the accountability meeting when you get your asses handed to you by Tommy.

Anonymous said...

Naperville on Monday eliminated seven police officer positions, six through layoffs.

And City Manager Doug Krieger would not rule out additional police or fire personnel reductions to deal with an estimated $5 million budget deficit. He said personnel cuts in other city departments could come as well.

Something to think about. Naperville was only $5 million in the whole and cut 7 Police positions. Crook County is $300 million in the hole. CCSP=420 officers. All the cuts won't come from SP so the number will not be that high. When the cuts come you know that they won't cut the layers of lawyers and bullshit made-up and totally not needed spots that have been created.

Someone might want to start talking to the union's and see if the officer's that get laid off from Courts and CCSP will be able to transfer into the jail.
Just Sayin'

Anonymous said...

NSG, are you a patrolman?

What's with the questioning are you a cop ?.

Anonymous said...

Is FBI agent Wing whp is mentioned in this article (http://www.suntimes.com/news/24-7/2877730,CST-NWS-prostitutes09.article)the same Wing that was on CCSPD?.

Special Operations this is great police work!, and the higher up's should wonder why the good one's leave CCSPD and go elsewhere, well is't because pay to play politics with the political hacks getting promoted!.

Anonymous said...

hearing rumors about heads getting chopped from units and being sent back to patrol?

what units?
how many people?
and no, I'm not worried, just happy to still have a job.

Anonymous said...

from SCC website...post
"Quinn's Mandate?"

Anonymous said...
What did the machine and Rahm give Dart to quit the race? Supt. Of Police of course!

FEMA friend says that Shanks told not to run for reelection because of the hundreds of millions he cost the Feds in the July floods. He apparently let homes flood so Midway and it's parking lots wouldn't. Was still trying to sell it, I guess.

Let's go. Get off your ass, John Kass.

11/07/2010 02:18:00 PM

Anonymous said...

okay Maywood,what's up with the Skokie rumor. I always thought the country club courts were the exception to the rule. What gives?

Anonymous said...

What did the machine and Rahm give Dart to quit the race? Supt. Of Police of course

You people are so stupid. First off supt of chicago is not any bigger than sheriff. Second off tommy fluff is itching to get out of here. why would he want to be the supt. That is the worst job in the world.

Anonymous said...

Prospect Heights "FIRES" six cops...
Things getting rough.

Anonymous said...

thanks