Sunday, November 25, 2007


From Pajama's Media
PJM Paris: Nidra Poller reports that fires are raging in the Paris banlieues (suburbs) again after two boys (15 and 16) died when their mini-motorcyle hit a police car. A Peugeot dealership, train station, police station and MacDonald’s are among targets attacked by the “youth.”

Any of this sound familiar?

Interviewed by Le Parisien, the uncle of Moushin Souhhali, one of the victims, says he understands the rage; it’s terrible to lose a 15 year-old boy. His body, claims the uncle, was dumped at the fire station with no respect. The police who, in his opinion, caused the accident were nowhere to be seen. He heard they were speeding. His nephew was a good boy, not a delinquent.
The November 2005 riots that lasted three weeks were triggered by the death by electrocution of two teenage boys who ran away from the police and hid in an electric substation. According to the sociological interpretation of the incident, the police were guilty of pursuing the innocent boys.


After the Bears game 60 Minutes had an interesting segment on credit card fraud. It seems most people are hesitant to make online purchases but readily use their plastic at the mall. This segment may make you think twice. Use the above link to watch the whole segment.

NOTE: (I rarely if ever watch the liberal biased 60 Minutes but this one caught my eye.)

Sunday, November 18, 2007


This evening I had the radio on and caught a forum on WBBM 780 of the candidates for Cook County States Attorney Office. The show played the candidates answers concerning previous police corruption, i.e. Burge and if they favored the release of the CR list. This is important folks.
You can listen to their answers at the above link but I'll give you a quick run down on where they stand concerning the list.

Tom Allen (D)
Chicago Aldermen and opposed to the release of the list. Mr. Allen felt that while Burge was a bad guy he by no way represents the men and women of the Chicago Police Department. Mr. Allen believes the release of the list to the aldermen serves no purpose and it is unfair to the officers and their families.

Anita Alvarez (D)
NO! Would not want the list released. Ms. Alvarez believes that some allegations are legit many are just pure nonsense and it is impossible to separate that out of the list.
Edward Barron (R)
Hard working police officers tend to get more CR's as retaliation. To release the list would not be fair

Tommy Brewer (D)
List should be given to the alderman.

Howard Brookins (D)
Brookins feels that the alderman deserve the list because they craft the laws and they need that list so they can stop the hemorrhaging of multi million dollar lawsuits being paid out.

Robert Milan (D)
The alderman should not be given list because the list is not fair. Some CR numbers are for mere rule violations within the department. Hard working policemen will get retaliatory CR's from bad people trying to help themselves in their own cases.

Tony Peraica (R)
He compared the events of Burge to Abu Ghraid and would do all he could to reopen the Burge case. Never mentioned the list but I'm pretty sure I know where he stands.

Larry Sufferdin (D)
To help victims this man would go after guns. He believes that taking them away would solve the problem of violence. The alderman should have the list.

Now we know that there are three Democrats (Allen, Alvarez and Milan) we can support and one Republican (Barron).
From all indications Peraica has the Republican nomination locked up. Pray one of the three listed Dems is the nomination.


I know that many bosses read this blog..

I live in the 18th dist and I called the police to report a loud party on a busy friday night. the police showed up in less then 5 mins and shut the party down and restored peace.

I was unable to see the beat that showed up. but they did a great job clearing out 100 kids in 10 mins.

I then tried to call 311 to see if I could send a message to say thanks to the officers but 311 was unable to do that. 311 then transferred me to 911 and they then sent me to 18th dist desk who then told me that they are unable to take any messages for cars on the street.. they then sent me back to 311 who told me that any words of praise would have to be official and written then sent to the headquarters ( even if I did not have the officers names) so 20 mins later I got nothing.


So it seems that it's so easy to call and complain about the police. But it's so hard, dam near impossible for a citizen to praise the good work of the police.

so why can't someone make this a little easier.
In this day and age, why not let citizens call in letters of praise and let it go on the officers record. I would be willing to bet you would have a lot more praise.. then complaints

Sun Nov 18, 06:02:00 PM


This is the last time you will be able to link to the Sun-Times from this site! As a matter of fact I will never pick up that rag sheet ever again. Today Frank Main and Annie Sweeney do another hatchet job on the men and women of the Chicago Police Department. In their front page headline grabber titled "Mistakes cost city, not cops" these two equate settlements with wrongdoing.
• • Twenty-five lawsuits stemming from shootings cost taxpayers $27 million between 2002 and 2007. The figure includes a 2003 award of $9.6 million in the shooting of Northwestern University student Robert Russ, but not a 2001 settlement of $18 million in the shooting of LaTanya Haggerty.

• • None of those 25 shootings led to an officer's firing or a suspension of a year or more, according to Chicago Police Board records. Twelve of the shootings happened in the 1990s and the rest were in the last six years.

• • Of about 200 Chicago Police shootings between 2002 and 2006, the Office of Professional Standards recommended firings in at least five cases and lesser discipline in at least nine. OPS -- now operating under a new name to reflect reforms being made within the agency -- reviews police shootings and recommends discipline.

• • Of those, no on-duty shootings cost an officer his or her job. Only one officer was fired -- for shooting his girlfriend in the foot while off-duty, according to OPS records.

• • One officer remains on the job despite his involvement in two shootings that resulted in settlements, records show.

The funny thing is Frank is relying on Second City Cop for how "officers" are feeling about the new OPS procedures in the shooting of an offender in 15th district the other night.
Already, officers are privately complaining about how OPS investigators aggressively grilled the officers involved in the rapper's shooting, treating the officers like "offenders."

If Frank really wants to use SCC as a source for his writing then maybe he should go back and see how most officers feel about the city settling lawsuits. We see these settlements all the time and it is demoralizing because it gives the impression that what transpired was wrong. I on the other hand understand the cities logic for settling these suits but they have given rise to the John Loevys of the world.
Frank grabs a line from SCC and assigns it as the prevailing opinion of the rank and file. I talked to two sergeants that were on scene and in the area for the investigation and never were the officers treated like offenders.
There obviously are times that scandals occur and the press has a duty to report it but the day to day vilification of the Chicago Police Department and the men and women who work it has got to stop.

Boycott the Sun- Times!!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2007


City's violent crime drops 2.6%

Does this me we get a star for our crime reduction ribbons?


Do death penalties deter murder? New studies rekindle debate
According to roughly a dozen recent studies, executions save lives. For each inmate put to death, the studies say, three to 18 murders are prevented.

The effect is most pronounced, according to some studies, in Texas and other states that execute condemned inmates relatively often and relatively quickly.

The evidence on whether it has a significant deterrent effect seems sufficiently plausible that the moral issue becomes a difficult one," said Cass R. Sunstein, a law professor at the University of Chicago who has frequently taken liberal positions. "I did shift from being against the death penalty to thinking that if it has a significant deterrent effect it's probably justified."

Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule, a law professor at Harvard, wrote in their own Stanford Law Review article that "the recent evidence of a deterrent effect from capital punishment seems impressive, especially in light of its 'apparent power and unanimity,'" quoting a conclusion of a separate overview of the evidence in 2005 by Robert Weisberg, a law professor at Stanford, in the Annual Review of Law and Social Science.

"Capital punishment may well save lives," the two professors continued. "Those who object to capital punishment, and who do so in the name of protecting life, must come to terms with the possibility that the failure to inflict capital punishment will fail to protect life."

And of course there are those who think the death penalty has no effect as a deterrent.

But not everyone agrees that potential murderers know enough or can think clearly enough to make rational calculations. And the chances of being caught, convicted, sentenced to death and executed are in any event quite remote. Only about one in 300 homicides results in an execution.

In most death penalty cases the principle driving force behind the execution is not necessarily the deterrence of future crimes but the right of society to rid itself of a heinous criminal. A recent example would be John Couey. Couey is the predator that kidnapped Jessica Lunsford in the middle of the night. Couey repeatedly raped Jessica and then buried alive this precious little girl. Yes! society demands that John Couey breathes no more and whether or not his execution deters future predators is irrelevant. The family of Jessica will have closure on the day John Couey is put to death and on that day he will no longer be a threat or a burden to society ever again.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Rapper killed during traffic stop
He was parking his friend's car and complying with a police command when shots rang out, the site said.

Man shot dead by police at traffic stop
Several neighbors who did not want to be identified said Tuesday night they heard sirens and shouts from officers ordering someone out of a car. The shouts were followed by what sounded like at least eight gunshots, the neighbors said. Other neighbors said they heard as many as 20 shots.

Family Wants Justice For Rapper Shot By Cops
"I loved him dearly," said Bobbi Brown. "He was a good guy. He was my favorite cousin and y'all took that from me."

Police shooting to test new procedure
"We heard that this was a traffic stop. We have not found anybody in the community to say that a traffic stop actually occurred," said Rev. Marshall Hatch, Leaders Network.

Chicago Media should be ashamed of itself. Their actions are nauseating.

Friday, November 09, 2007


Mr. Michael A. Mette, #6520284
Iowa Medical & Classification Center
Box A - Highway 965
Oakdale, IA 52319

Letters only Please!


Today the FBI warned local law enforcement agencies, in Chicago and L.A., of threats it has received concerning targeting of malls by Al Queda.

The alert said al Qaeda "hoped to disrupt the U.S. economy and has been planning the attack for the past two years."

Law enforcement officials tell that the FBI received the information in late September and declassified it yesterday for wide distribution.

The bulletin acknowledges that U.S. intelligence officers are uncertain as to whether the information is real, and intelligence officers say there is a concern that it could be "disinformation."

Just think how much of an effect a single bomb would have going off at only one location in either L.A. or Chicago. I believe it could be equally crippling if 10 went off simultaneously in either or both cities. The key is to instill fear and to cause economic damage. The threat alone may cause people to rethink their plans of going to their local mall for Christmas shopping.

These pieces of shit are pure evil and if water boarding resulted in the foiling of a plot to kill Americans then I would agree that the ends do indeed justify the means.

Remember Khalid Sheik Mohammad? from a Time Magazine, March 24, 2003 article:
Mohammed's cooperation has improved investigators' understanding of al-Qaeda's command-and-control structure. Sources say he has explained that at any time, the organization has open-ended plans for as many as two dozen attacks — mostly ideas proposed by field operatives and sanctioned and financed by Osama bin Laden's inner circle.

Mohammed's account dovetails with those of other detainees. Al-Qaeda schemes, now in various stages of development, run the gamut from old-fashioned truck bombings to assassinations to the dispersal of chemical and biological agents, sources say. He has underscored al-Qaeda's interest in spectacular attacks on landmarks such as the White House, the Israeli embassy in Washington, Chicago's Sears Tower and bridges in Manhattan, St. Louis and San Francisco.

This article was written prior to media knowledge of water boarding being used to retrieve this important information. It is now known that Khalid kept quite for 2 months but after 90 seconds of water being poured down his nose he sang like a canary.

Thursday, November 08, 2007


Feds eye City Hall's sway in Bridgeport
Federal authorities are investigating allegations that Mayor Richard Daley's administration pressured property owners in the mayor's native Bridgeport to sell to developers favored by City Hall.

Mazzochi and another landowner -- who declined to be identified -- were contacted by federal agents in late October, days after the Tribune detailed how a politically connected Bridgeport developer made a windfall profit by selling contaminated riverfront land to the city for a park.

A third property owner, who also declined to be named, said he talked to the FBI several months ago.


Burbs Cop Chicago has a interesting take on the new "surveys"
"Can you see the City doing this bullshit?"
And now...we see the city "doing this bullshit."

Read the whole thing........Good job guys.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


Well I take pleasure in the fact that I put out an opinion on the Mary Mitchell article before the much larger Second City Cop did. With that being said I did not approach the subject with as much vigor as my friends at SCC did. Kudos to you folks.
I am not the least bit surprised by the manipulation and the skewing of facts by Mary Mitchell. Apparently Mitchell has now taken to ginning-up poll numbers in order to sway public opinion. Mary's written words (lies) were not enough to cause the animosity she desired so she cooked the books to create the desired effect.
FOP has taken an interest in this remarkable statistical anomaly. My hope is that the rest of the Chicago media and the Chicago Police Department take a long look at this garbage and call it for what it is. Mary Mitchell needs to be taken to task enough is enough.

Fraternal Order of Police Chicago Lodge 7
Mark Donahue, President

The Chicago Sun-Times conducted an electronic poll yesterday regarding an incident
where a hammer wielding senior citizen was Tasered by police. The incident has been the
subject of two columns by Sun-Times writer Mary Mitchell; one yesterday and one today. Aside
from the obvious Monday morning quarterbacking of the police, the FOP is also very upset about
today’s reporting regarding the Sun-Times poll.
The web poll asked: “Should cops have Tasered an 82 year old?” There were only two
answer choices: Yes or No. Several people that answered the poll during the day yesterday were
pleasantly surprised to find that the poll results favored the police. 61% (Approximately 2,600)
of the respondents voted “Yes” and 38% (Around 1,700) voted “No.” You can imagine my
surprise when I opened the Sun-Times this morning and the headline screamed just the opposite:
“SUN-TIMES READERS TO POLICE: DON’T TASE HER!” In the piece written by Mary
Mitchell today, she claimed that 37% (2,940) of poll respondents voted “Yes” and 63% (5,027)
voted “No.” She claims that these numbers were generated “late Tuesday.” If the Sun-Times
article today is correct, it means that of the approximately 3,600 people that voted after we were
pleasantly surprised with the 61% “Yes” vote, about 3,300 (about 11 out of 12) voted “No.”
This cannot be.
Today, I went to the Sun-Times website and checked the poll results again. At 12:42
p.m. today, 6,171 (or 51%) were said to have voted “Yes” and 5,868 (or 48% voted “No.” In
other words, since Miss Mitchell checked “late Tuesday”, the poll has apparently done yet
another wild flip-flop with 3,131 “Yes” votes and 841 “No” votes since she checked the stats.
Again, statistically speaking, this really cannot be. I am requesting that the Sun-Times
investigate this matter and produce records to show that the poll was not tampered with and
skewed to support Mary Mitchell’s column today. It is bad enough that this writer constantly
baits and second-guesses the Chicago Police. While she is entitled to her opinions, the Sun-
Times readers are entitled to the truth when it comes to the facts. The credibility of this
newspaper depends on it.


Caller, how would you rate police?

After months of negative press over scandals, the Chicago Police Department recently launched a first-of-its-kind consumer satisfaction survey.

People who call 311 are going to be asked to fill out a survey.
The department is not asking callers to the 911 emergency number to complete a survey because they're in life-and-death situations.

So police inspectors and assistant deputy superintendents have started to monitor 911 calls and randomly visit callers to ask if they were happy with the police response, Starks said

Thus the need for more inspectors. Will an unsatisfied "customer" result in a CR#?

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Philadelphia Cop Killer Captured In Miami
This morning, after the image of John Lewis, 21, was flashed on Miami television screens, the alert staff of the Miami Rescue Mission recognized the new arrival as the man suspected of killing Police Officer Chuck Cassidy, who was gunned down last Wednesday during a botched armed robbery in West Oak Lane in Philadelphia.

"We are extremely appreciative of the hard work of the Philadelphia Police Department during the past week and are grateful, as well, for the efforts of the police officers in Miami,"
Cassidy Family

God Bless


I try not to read Mary Mitchell but every so often the headline grabs me and I find myself sucked in and usually pissed off. Today Mary questions the use of a Taser by Chicago Police on an assailant. The assailant in question is an 82 year old women. What made her an assailant? The fact that she was swinging a hammer at the responding officers. Since I wasn't there I am not going to second guess the decision made on scene besides I'm certain Mary is cherry picking the facts.
But in Fletcher's case, police officers showed extremely poor judgment. Even if she didn't look elderly, there was no question she was mentally disturbed.

How do these police officers justify using such force on an elderly woman? Where was their compassion?

By Mary's own account the police were on a well being check requested by the city's Department of Aging. The department had received a tip that Ms. Fletcher was alone and in need of assistance. Mary claims there is no excuse for the police to use a Taser on an elderly women. None. However, Mary is an apologist for a family that is possibly guilty of neglect.
Normally Fletcher is looked after by a homemaker or by her own daughter and Taylor. Only recently did these women find themselves between homemakers.

Convenient! Had this women fell and broke a hip and died as a result of no "homemaker" being available to assist her, not a peep would have been heard from Mary Mitchell. Had this women attempted to cook a meal and as a result burned down her home and died, not a peep would of been heard from Mary Mitchell.
Have an incident involve the police and a sympathetic figure, preferably a minority, and you can count on Mary to contort the facts to make the police appear as jack booted thugs. Want to take the police to task and second guess all their actions? Try asking your "victims" or their families to take some personal responsibility once in awhile then maybe your second guessing won't appear so partisan.



I am the Chief of Police for the Colorado State University Police Department and a former 15 year member of the CPD. I am in the process of conducting an informal inquiry, seeking individuals that may be interested in two positions I will be offering: Commander, Investigations Division and Commander, Patrol Division.

We are located in Fort Collins, Colorado nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and alongside the banks of the Cache La Poudre River. Colorado State University is located 65 miles north of Denver and the population of Fort Collins is 130,000. Residents enjoy a moderate climate with an average of 300 days of sunshine and 14.5 inches of precipitation per year. It is a very beautiful location.

More information about our department can be found on our website at

The salary for both positions will be in the range from $80,000 to $90,000 depending upon qualifications. The cost of living and taxes are lower than in Illinois. I would appreciate it if you could assist me in getting this information out to your membership. If anyone were interested, I would ask that they contact me directly at the phone number below or my email address: . I will be happy to provide more information when contacted.

Thanks for your assistance.

Chief D. Yarbrough

Chief of Police

Colorado State Police Department

750 S. Meridian Avenue

Fort Collins, CO 80523

1-970-491-1159 Office

1-970-491-2294 Fax

No comments will be accepted for this Post. The chief asked for the oppurtunity to place his search on this site and he has provided an email address for your comments.

Monday, November 05, 2007


I got an email today from a sergeant about today's roll call. I'm RDO.
Sergeant X states that the watch commander informed the troops that OPS will now be the lead investigators for all police involved shootings.
More Inspectors will be created in order to ensure uniform appearance and follow ups on cleared jobs will be done, domestics in particular.
More personnel will be added to the court section

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Bad PR for officers claims wrong man

John Kass
November 1, 2007

What do you talk about when you're driving your son to prison?

Picture yourself on that highway, cutting through cornfields under blue Iowa skies, your son next to you in the quiet car, your boy about to begin a 5-year sentence for defending himself with one punch against a raging drunk who attacked him first.

What does a father say to the son he knows is innocent? What does a son hear from his dad as he looks out the window?

"There's too much to say," said Bob Mette, father of former Chicago Police Officer Michael Mette, a victim of Iowa. "Mike had his mind set right about where he was going. We talked about the Bears and how terrible they played on Sunday."

You talked about the Bears?

"Yeah, the Bears. And we talked about a lot of things," said Bob Mette. "He was upbeat. His mind was right, focused. We talked about a lot of things. Things you'd talk about with your son."

We left it at that. As a father of two boys, I can only imagine, in some nightmare, about that drive to Iowa. As I heard Bob's voice over the phone on Wednesday afternoon, I thought about the silences in that car of his on Monday morning.

And I thought of all the noise to come over George Ryan, the corrupt and convicted governor who learned Wednesday that he would finally be serving his own prison sentence next week.

You'll hear the caterwauling by his champions and the whining of Ryan's steakhouse pals. And the loud know-it-all whispers that Ryan's buddy, former Gov. Big Jim Thompson, might prevail on President Bush to pardon Ryan, a move that would certainly kill off whatever is left of a wounded Republican Party in Illinois.

Ryan sold his office and got 6 1/2 years and a $20 million free legal defense and all the clout Big Jim could bring. Mike Mette got 5 years for throwing one punch.

I asked his father about the Ryan public relations spin and the anti-death penalty advocates nominating Ryan for a Nobel Prize. All that noise for Ryan, all that silence for Mike.

"Mike's not a politician," said Bob. "Politicians do what politicians do. We all know that, we're from Chicago. But Mike shouldn't be in prison for defending himself."

Yet that's where Mike sits, being processed by the Iowa prison bureaucracy, for the crime of self-defense in Dubuque. Mike had been drinking, his friends had been drinking, and the guys they got into a fight with had been drinking. Mike tried to avoid the fight, one of the drunks of the other party chased him down on the street, cursing, pushing, putting his hands on Mike. He punched the man once and the man went down, striking his head on the concrete.

The victim, with a blood-alcohol level measured at 0.27 and higher, was out of the hospital in four days. But some media reports insist the victim's life was threatened, that he suffered cracked vertebrae. Yes, X-rays show the victim had cracked vertebrae. But not from any fight with Mette. The back injury -- initially thought to be related to the Mette incident -- occurred years before, according to testimony.

That doesn't seem to matter to the spinners, who say I'm not giving you whole story, and the spinning continues, by the prosecutors in Dubuque, and by some in Illinois who hate cops for being cops and so lump Mike in with the rotten ones under investigation in the Chicago Police Department.

The damage had been done. The spinners were successful. The media, by and large, were silent about Mike Mette. There was a piece on WLS-TV, and one paragraph in the Tribune, and my column on Sunday, and Bob Mette watched horrified as his son was virtually ignored or painted with that broad brush being applied to corrupt and violent cops.

"Why didn't Mike become some media cause? Because he got lumped in with all the other stuff about the CPD," said Bob Mette, who joined the Chicago Police Department in 1966, retired as a detective and is now an investigator for the Cook County state's attorney.

There was that other officer who beat a female bartender in a tavern, the video of the beating a YouTube sensation. And another police fight in another tavern. And a conviction of an Outfit-connected Chicago cop.

Most recently, there have been reports of a federal investigation into the highly political unit called Special Operations Section, with allegations of robbery and murder-for-hire, and now the investigation moves upward, toward the highly political police brass.

Mike had nothing to do with any of it. What happened in Iowa occurred long before any of those other incidents came to light. Yet he's been unjustly mixed in that vile public relations stew, spiced with proper public horror toward allegations of police torture by former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge.

"It's a bad time to be a Chicago cop. And Mike got lumped in with all that other negative stuff about cops, and some people turned away," Bob said. "It hurts."

I didn't have to ask anymore about that long ride to Iowa with father and son. I could hear it, all of it that mattered, in what Bob Mette didn't say.


Police Officer Charles Cassidy
Philadelphia Police Department
End of Watch: Thursday, November 1, 2007

Biographical Info
Age: 54
Tour of Duty: 25 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Weapon Used: Handgun
Suspect Info: At large

Officer Cassidy succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day when he walked into a robbery in progress.

Officer Cassidy was checking in on a store at the corner of 66th Avenue and Broad Street that had previously been robbed. Unknown to Officer Cassidy, there was a robbery in progress in the store. As Office Cassidy entered, the suspect turned and fired at Officer Cassidy striking him in the head.

The suspect then stole Officer Cassidy's service weapon as he fled.

Officer Cassidy was transported to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he remained until passing away.

Officer Cassidy had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 25 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Agency Contact Information
Philadelphia Police Department
One Franklin Square
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone: (215) 686-1776

Please keep Officer Cassidy and his family in your thoughts and prayers.


OPS to switch to IPRA?

Do the people of Chicago really want an emasculated police dept? Be careful what you ask for, because you just might get it. Does this mean I am defending criminal behavior? Absolutely not!
However, second guess a policemen every time he locks someone up and eventually he won't lock anyone up.
Please keep in mind that this is an open blog
that can and is read by people other than Chicago Police Officers.