Thursday, May 31, 2007


A note from the FOP:

The Hundred Club of Cook County is a charitable organization that gives immediate aid to the families of officers killed in the line of duty. Law enforcement members were prohibited from becoming members until legislation was introduced to allow membership.

This organization offers yearly membership for only $50.00. This is a charity that we need to support as it could benefit any one of us on any given day. Please take the time to visit the Hundred Club of Cook County website and become a member.

Doing the Booing Americans Won't Do

By Michelle Malkin

Michelle is pissed off at how Miss USA was treated by Mexicans at the Miss Universe Pagent and who can blame her?

The United States government is on the verge of approving a mass amnesty to millions of illegal aliens -- a plan pushed aggressively by meddling Mexican officials who reap billions of dollars in remittances (illegal aliens' earnings sent back to Mexico) without having to lift a finger to clean up their own country.

And the thanks we get? Internationally televised public humiliation.

On Monday night, the beautiful young woman who represented America in the Miss Universe pageant was booed and mocked as she competed on stage in Mexico City. Rachel Smith, 22, did her best to respond with grace and dignity during the Top Five finalists' interview segment as the audience disrupted the event.

'Hate Crimes' And Double Standards

By Stuart Taylor Jr., National Journal
© National Journal Group Inc.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007

A couple of months ago we asked about the double standard in the national media coverage of the Duke Lacrosse case, white boys rape black woman, and the lack of national coverage of the Knoxville, Tn. couple (white couple both raped and murdered by black men). Mr. Taylor asks the same question and more in his article about the enactment of federal legislation concerning hate crimes.

The Washington Post editorializes that we need this bill because hate crimes "terrorize whole communities." Bosh. It would be one thing if the KKK were on a violent rampage unchecked by local and state authorities. But that is not the case. The reality is that only a minuscule percentage of violent crimes are motivated by the targeted biases. And people murdered over money are just as dead as those murdered out of bias.

That's why one leader said in 1993: "There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery -- then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved." The leader was Jesse Jackson. Passing another hate crime law would make him no safer.

Read the entire article here.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


State House Passes Electric Rate Freeze
New Plan Would Evaluate Utility Regulation Policies
CBS2, NBC5, ABC7, Sun-Times

Alderman's Dad Released On Bond In ID Fraud Case

Handcuffed Man Flees Police In Stolen Squad CarNBC5

ACLU: Boeing subsidiary enabled CIA torture activities

Gambling may come into play in state budget battle

Sunday, May 27, 2007


We found this survey on the LTS website:

Would you approve a wage reduction of 1-5 percent in exchange for living outside of the City of Chicago, but within Cook County?
votes percent
1. Yes 40 38.46%
2. No 64 61.54%

Total Votes: 104

This as of 27MAY06


We haven't been around during the week and we are trying to play catch up with postings. The following is from the CPSA website:

21 May 07
Future Contract: 01 July 2007 through 30 June 2011
We will be holding a series of open informal sessions for any of our members who wish to stop by to discuss issues and concerns for the upcoming contract negotiations. These sessions will be scheduled during various times and D.O.G.’s. In addition, we will be sending out a survey seeking input from our members. This survey will also be available on-line at our Web site.

The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 23 May 2007 at the Association’s Offices located at 1616 W. Pershing Rd. from 1100hrs. – 1230hrs.

John Pallohusky


The following was taken from the LTs Association concerning CPSA lawsuit.

Lt.s Test
The Chicago Police Sergeants' Association filed suit 16 May 2007 in Circuit Court regarding the recent problems and retesting in the Lts. Promotion Exam. Our comment to the Chicago Tribune was that we stand with and support the Sergeants.

Thank You

Saturday, May 26, 2007


4 casinos for city, suburbs?
SPRINGFIELD Gov backs $5 bil. plan, new taxes
Sun Times

Governor might take gamble
Blagojevich is open to casino package

It has been suggested that revenues from a city casino should be earmarked for pension funding. Unfortunately it hasn't been suggested by anyone political. Our unions need to start taking this subject seriously and bringing it out into the public forum.

Monday, May 21, 2007


State Constable Robert Lee Bailey
South Carolina State Constable
South Carolina
End of Watch: Monday, May 14, 2007

Biographical Info
Age: 67
Tour of Duty: 43 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Monday, May 14, 2007
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Five suspects in custody

Constable Robert Bailey was shot and killed just after conducting a vehicle stop.

Constable Bailey had just cleared a traffic stop in Lincolnville and was on Greenwood street where two suspects lived. Gunfire was then heard by witnesses and radio contact with the constable was lost. When officers arrived at the scene, Constable Bailey was missing. His constable's cap, two pistols, several shell casings, and a large pool of his blood were found in the street, and also in the yard of a nearby home. His cruiser was later found burning about five miles away.

A five day search for Constable Bailey ended when his body was discovered in a shallow grave about 50 miles from where he was last seen.

Five suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder.

Constable Bailey had served as a volunteer South Carolina State Constable for 5 years, and had previously served with the Dorchester County Sheriff's Department for 38 years.

And From Bonnie's Blog of Crime pictures of two offenders of five who have been arrested in connection with this cowardly act.

Apparently some kind of struggle occurred and the Constable was shot multiple times. His body was then put in the Caprice. Bailey’s squad car was dumped and burned, as was his belt, holster and badge in a separate location. Then the couple called Washington and Smalls to help them. They met up at an exit off of Interstate 26 and Bailey’s body was moved to Washington’s car. The Caprice was then burned. The group then went to another exit off of the Interstate and buried his body in the shallow grave. Once the Caprice was discovered, agents arrested Asia Prioleau and she gave them the evidence needed to find Bailey’s body and make other arrests.

According to officials, Walter Fayall is being charged with murder, as is Asia Prioleau. Five people have been arrested in this case so far: Asia Prioleau, Walter Fayall, Brian Smalls, Jerome Washington and Asia Arlene O’Neil. Washington and Smalls are being charged with accessories after the fact. O’Neil is charged with accessory after the fact and obstruction of justice.

Rest in Peace Robert Lee Bailey

Friday, May 18, 2007


City managers ordered to take a day off
BUDGET SHORTFALL | Daley also says slash overtime
Sun Times

Go figure!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Gang Member Charged With Attempted Murder of A Police Officer and UUW by Felon


Bobby Selvie, who is charged with attempted murder of a police officer and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, is the brother of Michael Selvie, who was charged in December with killing the bodyguard of Chicago Bears defensive lineman Terry "Tank" Johnson at a Near North Side nightclub, according to sources.

The police-involved shooting occurred outside the Selvies' home, on the 800 block of West 50th Place, in the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood, shortly before 1 a.m. Monday.

The detective, who was shot in the lower back, remained hospitalized tonight in serious condition. Investigators have been unable to question him.

We are glad to see that this coward has been apprehended. Our continued thoughts and prayers go out to the Detective.

Lt’s Promotion Exam: UPDATE 16 May 07

From the CPSA website:

On Wednesday, 16 May 2007 we filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court seeking an injunction blocking the City of Chicago from conducting a Re-Test on 23 June 07. Some of the issues addressed in the complaint are based on the proposed format of the test to utilize the same test scenarios, fairness of the process, participants’ unavailability on the test date, and scores not made available to participants.

In addition, The Chicago Police Sergeants’ Association issued a Press Release stating that we feel this proposed Re-Test is grossly unfair to our affected members and challenges the integrity of the promotional process.

If you wish to forward your comments you may do so by any of the following:

Police mail: CPSA - Unit 545
U.S. mail: CPSA 1616 W. Pershing Rd. Chicago, IL 60609
Fax: 773-376-7344
Email attachment.

John Pallohusky
Chicago Police Sergeants’ Association

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


In two clashes with armed offenders within hours of each other, Chicago police shot two criminals Monday night, including a woman whose pistol misfired when she held it against the chest of a police officer and pulled the trigger.


For those of you who do not check the Sergeants Association Website

Lt’s Promotion Exam: UPDATE 13 May 07

Our attorneys have prepared a lawsuit and our intention is to file this complaint in court within the next couple of days. The purpose of the complaint is to challenge the City’s intention to conduct a Re-Test on 23 June 2007. There are several issues we intend to address in court and once the complaint is filed we will provide additional details.

Once again, please remember, this is a public site and we do not want to compromise our position by posting details before we have officially filed the complaint.

If you wish to forward your comments you may do so by any of the following:

Police mail: CPSA - Unit 545
U.S. mail: CPSA 1616 W. Pershing Rd. Chicago, IL 60609
Fax: 773-376-7344
Email attachment.


John Pallohusky
Chicago Police Sergeants’ Association

Monday, May 14, 2007

Officers involved in two early-morning shootings

A Wentworth Area detective was shot in the lower back about 12:50 a.m. near West 50th Street and South Peoria Avenue, according to police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.

The Chicago Police detective was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he underwent surgery and was in serious condition late Monday, authorities said.

As the officer approached a man standing on the street, the man took off running.

As the detective chased the man, he heard a gunshot, police said.

The detective had been shot in the lower back, just above his belt, said police Sgt. Eugene Mullins.

For the "know-it-alls" who say he wasn't wearing his vest.


A suspect had been arrested in connection with another police-involved shooting, according to a Harrison Area detective.

The officer fired shots at the suspect, who was armed, in the Near West Side's Wood District about 1 a.m. near West Carroll and North Hoyne avenues, according to the detective.



In the Sunday Sun-Times Art Golab, staff reporter, makes a story out of the fact that those who live in minority areas are booted more often then those in white areas.
The neighborhood with the most cars booted per person in 2006 was the Near West Side, where 1,699 vehicles got the clamp, or 3 for every 100 residents. Though it includes gentrifying Little Italy and University Village areas -- it is nearly 60 percent minority.

And this proves what?
But at the bottom of the list of 77 neighborhoods was Mount Greenwood -- 90 percent white and home to many city employees. There, only 18 cars were booted, or .10 vehicles for every 100 residents.

Ah ha! There is a conspiracy here. The people in Mount Greenwood must surely get as many tickets as those in the Near West Side and if they don't it must be because they are white.
Reyna-Hickey said lower density (and mostly white) areas like the Far Northwest and Southwest sides have more single-family homes with two-car garages. As a result, fewer cars are on the street to get booted. She said more crowded, dense areas, whatever the racial makeup, are likely to get more boots.

Reasonable explanation.
Mr. Golab not only tries to race-bait but he wants to tug on your heart strings as well.
After each booting, Brinson has gone on payment plans, where for either a 25 percent or 50 percent down payment, the boot is released.

Though she works full time, she can't always make the payments, so she gets booted again. Brinson has paid nearly $3,000 over the past three years. "I keep getting tickets and my payment plan goes up. I told them I'm a single parent and they don't want to hear that, they want their money."

Here is a tip and clue lady........park legally! Unbelievable

Friday, May 11, 2007


Alsip and Burbank Police were pursuing a stolen vehicle when the driver struck a plain clothes Burbank officer at 95th & Roberts Road in Hickory Hills. Officers on the scene fired at the vehicle striking both driver and passenger. No word on the condition of the officer or the offenders.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery to the Burbank P.O.

A Chicago Ridge man was charged with attempted murder, accused of running over a Burbank Police detective who was trying to stop his car in connection with a burglary investigation.

The detective, a 17-year veteran, released after receiving treatment to his lower body along with 12 staples to close a head wound.


Thursday, May 10, 2007


An officer was on his way home from work and stopped at a currency exchange at 111th & Michigan. The officer was returning to his vehicle when Jacolbi Simpson, a convicted felon, put a gun to his back and demanded his money. The officer was able to draw on Simpson and as a result we have one less convicted felon preying on innocent citizens.
Records show Simpson was on parole for a 2004 drug conviction at the time of the shooting, and had a previous conviction in 2003 for aggravated unlawful use of weapon, for which he was sentenced to 1 year in prison.

Excellent job officer.



Not a single lawmaker voted for the $7.6 billion tax, while 107 voted against it.

Good news for small business and even better news for consumers. There is no way a business is going to pay a higher tax without passing it on to the consumer.
The amazing thing is the legislature understood this as well.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007



Sunday, May 06, 2007

St. Jude

Well step off was set for 0800 hrs. They obviously had to wait for all those who were stuck in traffic. Traffic sucked!
Why didn't the 1st district step off first? There were units that led off and patrol was pushed back.
All in all nice location for a backdrop but poorly planned in our opinion. Hopefully they learn from their mistakes and next year will be smoother.
Also we heard from one of our own (sergeant) that after 8:00 the lot attendants were looking for vehicles occupied by civilians only and charging for parking.
Plenty of officers were dropped off by their families (running late) and we wonder if they were charged for parking.

Thursday, May 03, 2007


Lt’s Promotion Exam: UPDATE 03 May 07
As most of our members are aware on 01 May 07 the City of Chicago announced that there would be a RE-TEST for the previously administered oral portion of the Assessment Exercise.

The Chicago Police Sergeants’ Association WAS NEVER contacted or consulted with regards to this decision. In fact, it only came to our attention shortly before the teletype message was disseminated.

Many of our affected members have contacted us expressing their concerns of how the City of Chicago and the Department, along with the accounting firm of Ernst & Young could once again, administer a promotional examination that at best could be described as flawed. This latest step is grossly UNFAIR and raises major concerns of the INTEGRITY of the entire testing process.

Our affected members have expended a tremendous amount of energy, monies, and personal sacrifices, including time away from their families while preparing for this lengthy exam process.

We are currently in the process of discussing with our attorneys what options are available to us and how best to proceed on behalf of our members.

I appreciate the professional demeanor that our members have displayed when contacting the Association, along with their constructive suggestions and comments. I would encourage anyone who wishes to forward their comments to do so.

We will continue to post updates on our Web site as they become available.

If you wish to forward your comments you may do so by any of the following:
Police mail: CPSA - Unit 545
U.S. mail: CPSA 1616 W. Pershing Rd. Chicago, IL 60609
Fax: 773-376-7344
Email attachment.

John Pallohusky
Chicago Police Sergeants’ Association


Today the mayor held a news conference announcing his plans to overhaul OPS. He wants OPS to be a separate department no longer answering to the superintendent. Who cares? As long as due process is afforded to the accused.
Our fear is that this will not be enough for the likes of Phleger and Hilliard and the rights of the accused will be diminished with time.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007


Today Los Angles Police Chief William Bratton threw his troops under the bus. Like any typical top city police boss, Bratton, shows outrage over the conduct of his workers for political expedience. According to AP News Service
The clash at MacArthur Park started after 6 p.m. when police tried to disperse demonstrators who had moved off the sidewalk onto the street. Authorities said several of the few thousand people still at the rally threw rocks and bottles at officers, who fired rubber bullets and used batons to push the crowd back onto the sidewalk.

So we not only have people who wish to disobey the police order to stay on the sidewalk but several others choose to throw rocks and bottles at the police. These people have gone from active resisters to assailants and as their actions escalate it should be expected that the response of the police would escalate also. The officers appeared to have reacted appropriately considering the disobedience to lawful police orders and the attack by "peaceful" protesters against the police.
Several people, including about a dozen officers, were hurt.
About 10 people were taken to hospitals for treatment of injuries including cuts, authorities said. None of the injuries was believed to be serious.

So we find out that 10 people were injured along with a dozen policemen and none of the non-police injuries were serious. But we have this outrage from Bratton, why?
"Our national anchor was being pushed by the batons," Marcia Garcia, a reporter for Spanish-language Telemundo 52, told KCAL-TV. "Our TV set was destroyed - monitors, cables, everything on the ground; it was like a surrealistic nightmare."

The media.......need we say more. They got the in the way and their equipment was damaged and their egos were bruised. The media will run this story for their benefit and the politicians will be wringing their hands for pure political gain.
With Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa away on a trade mission, City Council President Eric Garcetti spoke to viewers in English and Spanish, stressing the duty to protect the people's right to assemble and for "a free and unencumbered news media."

Hey Asshole!!!! This isn't a 1st amendment issue its a law and order issue. Stop placating a group that are here illegally in the first place and stop accusing the police of encumbering the news media.


We ran across a great video on You Tube by a remarkable 15 year old named Lizzie Palmer. We received some positive feedback about the video "Remember Me". We decided to look up Miss Palmer's profile and this is what we found:

Name: Elizabeth
Age: 15

I'm a sophomore in high school, and I play the flute/piccolo. I plan on joining the U.S. Army after I graduate. I only hope I can make America as proud as our troops today have, and I hope I can honor them in the way they deserve with my videos.

I love talking to American military personnel, but it's not very often that I get the chance.

Hope you all have a great day and God bless! SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!

Miss you, Prisca!


City: Columbus, OH
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Country: United States
Occupation: H.S. Student
Interests and Hobbies: U.S. Army, playing the flute, music, OSUMB, OSU football (GO BUCKS!!!), friends, music, TV, movies, school, LOST, making videos on WMM.
Movies and Shows: Movies: Blackhawk Down, Troy, We Are Mrshall. TV Shows: LOST, The Unit, NCIS. There's more, believe me...
Music: all kinds
Books: Gift Of Valor, Blackhawk Down, The Chosen...

Lizzie has produced 28 videos and most of them are dedicated to the troops and to their families. See the other videos that this talented young lady has to offer on You Tube
Thanks Lizzie

You Have Got To Be Kidding

Fax Message # 071913
Note: The re-test will consist of the same questions administered on Jan. 6,2007. For those taking the re-test on June 23, 2007, the evaluation of the oral portion of Assessment Exercise will be based on your June 23, 2007 performance; your Jan. 6, 2007 performance will not be evaluated. For those that choose not to re-test on June 23, 2007, the evaluation of the oral portion of the Assessment Exercise will be based on your Jan. 6, 2007 performance.

The cynic in us would ask:
Who failed that should have passed?
Well over at Second City Cop they have a different angle. Unreal!
Please keep in mind that this is an open blog
that can and is read by people other than Chicago Police Officers.