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.