The Burge cases are only the most notorious of hundreds of police-related lawsuits the city has been forced to contend with this year alone. And though their cost to the city’s reputation may not be as high, their financial impact is. By June the city already had paid out more than $62 million in 295 police-related lawsuits. Even if you deduct the torture cases, the city still spent more to close police suits in the first half of 2008 than it did for the entire year in 2007, 2006, or 2005.
And that’s just the bill for the cops. Scores of suits have been filed against other city departments, and through just the first six months of the year Chicago was already on the hook for some $80 million in settlements and court judgments. That’s far more than in any recent year in Chicago—up from about $34 million in 2005. And it doesn’t even include the $12 million spent to settle hundreds of suits related to the Shakman consent decrees, a series of federal court orders banning patronage hiring and firing, or the $11 million it took to settle a dispute with Millennium Park contractors—both paid in 2008 after years of litigation. That’s a total of more than $100 million to close lawsuits from January through June.
Chicago pays out more than almost every other large city in the country. From January 2005 through June 2008, we paid about $230 million in settlements and judgments; Los Angeles, which has a larger population, paid about $77 million. Houston, with about 77 percent of our population, paid about 6 percent of what we did, about $14 million. Only New York, with about three times as many residents as Chicago, paid more, but its city government has a wider scope—it oversees jail and hospital systems, for instance. In Chicago those are the county’s responsibility.
Lawsuits involving the police account for about 44 percent of Chicago’s settlements and judgments. In New York and LA they account for only about a quarter. And the amount Chicago is spending to close police-related lawsuits is increasing—from about $23 million for all of 2005 to more than $62 million for the first half of 2008.
__________________________________________________________________________________ Bitch 2: I was just reading the slumtimes and a guy who recived a DUI in Oct of 2007 filed a lawsuit against the CPD. Blah Blah Blah false arrest he wasn't drunk Blah blah blah He is quoted in the paper that this has been going on for years and it has to stop. I calling BULLSHIT why did he wait so long to file a lawsuit if he wasn't drunk. As you see the city had paid out more than 62 million dollars for the first half of 2008. He probably will get something from the city I don't understand why the city always settles. They say its cheaper !!!!!! The problem is they all know the city settles even if the police were not in the wrong This has to stop
In the rare event of an erection lasting more than four hours, seek immediate medical help." For one Russian man, however, this disclaimer read like a challenge.
Twenty-eight year old mechanic Sergey Tuganov reportedly accepted a $4,300 bet from two women who claimed he didn't have the stamina to endure an all-day sex session with them. Twelve hours and a whole bottle of Viagra later the dirty deed was done. Unfortunately, so was Mr. Tuganov.
According to Moscow police, the heroic grease monkey thrusted his last mere moments after winning his wager, the victim of a somewhat predictable heart attack. Suggested new health warning: "In the rare event of a Russian all-day Viagra orgy challenge, politely decline." __________________________________________________________________________
The truck driver who plowed into a Red Line station in Chinatown last April, killing two people and injuring 21 others, suffered a "medical condition" just before the crash, a federal lawsuit filed by the truck driver's family alleged.
The lawsuit filed by Donald Wells' wife, Ann Darlene Wells of Metamora, Mich., alleges that Chicago police ignored pleas by family members for medical treatment for Wells, who was "talking incoherently . . . and otherwise behaving abnormally" during the 48 hours he was in police custody.
Chicago Fire Department personnel work to tow away a tractor-trailer which rammed into the Red Line elevated train stop in Chinatown on Cermak Road, Friday, April 25, 2008. Wells, 64, who was suffering "from a mental condition and...experiencing severe physical and psychiatric ailments" while in police custody, died of pneumonia and multiple organ failure in June, the lawsuit said. The suit alleged that police indifference to Wells' medical condition contributed to his death. The suit names the City of Chicago and numerous police officers as defendants.
The Tribune reported at the time of the crash that Wells was taken to Stroger Hospital immediately, but he refused treatment in part because he had no health insurance. Wells had inexplicably missed a scheduled pickup in Champaign before the crash.
_________________________________________________________________________________ Bitch2: This guy refused treatment at the hospital and now like always it the CPD's fault. He caused the accident and now he wants the city to pay him . Heres the kicker you know the city will settle with this jagoff and give him thousands of taxpayer money even though the police were not at fault
At least five Chicago Police employees violated rules and regulations when a 14-year-old police impersonator went on patrol in January on the South Side, officials said today.
Police have completed their internal investigation into the security breach, said Tina Skahill, chief of the Internal Affairs Division. The department will not make its findings public until Supt. Jody Weis reviews them.
“We did find evidence that department members — at least five — violated department rules and regulations,” Skahill said.
No recommendations for discipline have been sent up the chain of command yet, Skahill said.
Investigators reviewed surveillance video and interviewed witnesses in their probe of the breach.
Likely discipline could range from reprimands to suspensions.
Bitch 2 : I talked to few people that worked with the gooofy broad and she shouldn't be the police. It's another example of the "New CPD" they have no common sense. How do you work with a 14yr old for 5 hours and don't think something might be wrong ? Not only that she's another Black eye for women on this job . Just another stupid Broad Don't get me wrong but yes the Sgt. or Lt. should have caught it but she was with him for FIVE HOURS This whole incident was an embarressment
a surprising number of domestic violence episodes do involve women as the aggressors, creating a new category of victim known as the battered husband. A battered husband suffers the same emotional, verbal and physical abuse as a battered wife, but is less likely to report these crimes to authorities.
The relationship between a battered husband and his abusive spouse can be very complex. A battered husband often employs the same defensive tactics as a battered wife, including denial, withdrawal and disconnection. The shame of owning up to a spouse's abusive behavior could cause a battered husband to defend her around others. Some excuses may be that his own actions triggered her violent response, or she's only reacting to post-natal stress. Denial can be a powerful coping mechanism for a battered husband, especially if he dreads the idea of having meaningful discussions with his abusive spouse.
Another characteristic of a battered husband is the tendency to disconnect from his own domestic problems. A battered husband will often spend more and more time at work, or take up a hobby outside of the home. In order to avoid potential conflicts, a battered husband may decide to sleep in the family car or spend his waking hours in a private den or office. A violent spouse may also be abusive towards children, either in the form of physical attacks or excessive punishments for minor infractions. A battered husband could remain in the abusive home strictly to protect his children from further abuse.
A battered husband may also find it difficult to pursue legal remedies against an abusive spouse. A number of states have domestic violence laws requiring law enforcement officers to arrest at least one of the combatants if physical injuries are visible. A battered husband may have been the victim of severe mental and emotional abuse for hours, but one defensive slap could tip the balance in the abusive spouse's favor. Enforcing a temporary restraining order against an abusive wife could also become problematic for a battered husband, especially if children are involved.
There are a number of support groups dedicated to sufferers of "battered husband syndrome." These groups also provide online information for men who may want to break away from a violent relationship but fear the aftermath. Some studies suggest that over 800,000 men become victims of domestic violence every year, but only a fraction ever report the abuse to authorities. Many men fear the social stigma of admitting they were powerless against a violent spouse, or the loss of meaningful time spent with their children following a divorce. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Bitch2 : I went to a domestic call yesterday and the man that answered the door had bruises on his face & body he stated that he had called the police on his wife and that this wasn't the first time she went CRAZY and hit him . By no means was this guy a wimp, he has a good career and had been in the military even risking his life in Iraq last year. Looking into his eyes you could see a broken man, embarrassed & humiliated by the women he married the women who quote "loves" him. This was such an unusual call because it almost always the abused wife not husband but I gave him the same advice as I would anyone who is in an abusive relationship. GET THE HELL OUT no one has the right to hit, punch, scratch or threaten you EVER. After smelling the alcohol on his wife's breath and finding she has a mental disorder and would rather self medicate than get help that should tell you that she won't change. Now matter how hard you wish someone would change it doesn't happen people don't change. I don't understand especially why a man would put up with this kind of abuse. What does this type of behavior do to the children that can see and hear the fights and know mommy or daddy drinks to much ? One in five adult Americans lived with an alcoholic while growing up. Child and adolescent psychiatrists know these children are at greater risk for having emotional problems than children whose parents are not alcoholics. Alcoholism runs in families, and children of alcoholics are four times more likely than other children to become alcoholics. Most children of alcoholics have experienced some form of neglect or abuse.
A child in such a family may have a variety of problems:
Guilt. The child may see himself or herself as the main cause of the mother's or father's drinking. Anxiety. The child may worry constantly about the situation at home. He or she may fear the alcoholic parent will become sick or injured, and may also fear fights and violence between the parents. Embarrassment. Parents may give the child the message that there is a terrible secret at home. The ashamed child does not invite friends home and is afraid to ask anyone for help. Inability to have close relationships. Because the child has been disappointed by the drinking parent many times, he or she often does not trust others. Confusion. The alcoholic parent will change suddenly from being loving to angry, regardless of the child's behavior. A regular daily schedule, which is very important for a child, does not exist because bedtimes and mealtimes are constantly changing. Anger. The child feels anger at the alcoholic parent for drinking, and may be angry at the non-alcoholic parent for lack of support and protection. Depression. The child feels lonely and helpless to change the situation. Although the child tries to keep the alcoholism a secret, teachers, relatives, other adults, or friends may sense that something is wrong. Child and adolescent psychiatrists advise that the following behaviors may signal a drinking or other problem at home:
Failure in school; truancy
Why do people think its better for people to stay with these alcoholics or abusive spouses? It seems alcohol and abuse go hand in hand but this guy won't leave his wife and women wont' leave their husbands because it better for the children ? ONLY IF YOU WANT YOUR KIDS IN THERAPY
Bitch1 says............ This happens far more then most people even release. As Bitch1 explained about her domestic call last night, how many times is it a given that the female is the "victim" of domestic violence.
Men........ Unite, speak out, seek counseling, and leave the abusive spouse. You will not be looked at as a wimp, but a strong man for not taking ABUSE......... It is abuse, no two ways about it. Times are a changing.
I for one was a "survivor" of domestic violence........... take the post above and just insert she for he....... No one was going to believe a Chicago Cop, that is in an "elite" unit, with special training took all this crap from her VERY educated and SPECIAL husband.......... And he played that card......As it was explained excellently in the comment below for one who served for our country and did a " specialized job". It seems inplausable. BUT it ISNT............. It can happen to anyone............ ANYONE........ The first time they strike you, the first time they become abusive, get out, because it is only going to get worse, never better. It is just prolonging the agony of defeat and their triumph of picking wings off a fly.......
Sociopath's have NO conscience. They feed off of you...... They snare you like a spider in a web, they learn your strengths and weaknesses and then play off the weakness to keep you there as their personal play toy.......... Year's of therapy will help, the scars always remain.
Obama owes the city for his "vitory Bash" in grant park
Stacie Paxton, a spokeswoman for the Obama-controlled DNC, explained the reimbursement delay by saying, "We are still looking at various costs and bills.'' She would not say whether parts of the bill are disputed.
The city spent $1 million on police protection for the rally. The Office of Emergency Management and Communications racked up more than $120,000 in expenses, including $19,500 paid to police official Neil Sullivan to quarterback election night logistics.
In late October, Mayor Daley assured that the cash-flush Obama campaign would reimburse the city for every penny spent on the rally. "We have a financial crisis," he said at the time. "The City of Chicago could not afford $2 million on this because we're gonna be laying off people, cutting back. That [cost] would really be unfortunate. . . . It's a huge cost to the City of Chicago.
_____________________________________________________________________________________ Bitch 2: How much did the RALLY MONKEY GET ????
Bitch 1 says.........With the picture we put up on this blog, we suspect Al Sharpton will be knocking on our door any minute now!!!!!
Mayor Daley went to Washington today, to talk politics and money............ Well lets see, was he talking about silencing Blago, Patti, Burris and keeping his fat short ass out of jail and saving the Obamanation from going to jail for the pay to play politics????????
Something stinks here. No one is siding with Burris on this Senator thing........ No Sharpton or Jackson rallying for the black man Senator.......Why??? Does Patrick Fitzgerald have something on tape, that will screw Burris and Obama??? Me thinks so, hence the junior annointed one going to visit the senior annointed one in the Whitehouse. Ya know they are from Chicago. No phonecalls, wiretaps, or people around to record their session........... Just Chicago Politics as usual. Drop a nice fat manilla envelope off to the Prezzzzzz and it all goes away.......
My thought is, he didnt go to get money, he went to give money. What's in the bag Mayor Daley???
I recieved an email about an officer who told the medical section that he was taking antidepressants which wasn't related to his reason why he was down there ,but the nurse immediatley made him sign a release form to contact his psychatrist and request his personal records. They told him that he could be stripped and when he called the union they told him he will probably will get served and must go now and talk with the city doc take a drug test to make sure hes fit for duty . I had no idea that the city could do that I mean this guy took steps to help with his depression and it seems he is now being punished for doing the right thing . Now his personal records will be in the Departments hands. The nurse told him the department wants "normal people " when does having depression not make you normal 1 in 5 people have depression and its a genetic disease that runs in famlies . So the dept is telling you its ok to self medicate with alcohol but God forbid you take a prescribed medication because then you will be stripped and until you are found fit for duty you will be in call back. Has anyone else had to go through this when the dept found out they took an antidepressant ?
This guy isnt suicidal or depressed because of the medication hes taking how can the dept get away with this
Leave it to the Suntimes to put a video questioning a Chicago Police officers actions when dealing with a arrestee that wont comply to verbal direction.The group that video taped the event is Chicagocopwatch.org. There mission :
Copwatch is a network of Canadian and United States activist organizations that observe and document police conduct. The stated goal of Copwatch groups is to engage in monitoring of the police, videotaping police activity, and educating the public about police misconduct.
The main function of most Copwatch groups is monitoring police activity. “Copwatchers” go out on foot or driving patrols in their communities and videotape interactions between the police and civilians. Some groups also patrol at protests and demonstrations to ensure that the rights of protesters are not violated by police officers.
____________________________________________________________________________________ Bitch2: You people are unbelievable. Instead of focusing your attention on us how about getting involved in all the actual crime that goes on in this city . How about helping rape victims or stoping pedophiles from preying on children or mentoring a child who is in a gang ( we have over 75,000 gang members in Chicago ) The incidents of police misconduct are mostly unfounded because there BULLSHIT. Your a bunch of pathetic losers
TV Executive Accused of Beheading WifeCNN (Feb. 16) -- The founder of an Islamic television station in upstate New York aimed at countering Muslim stereotypes has confessed to beheading his wife, authorities said. Muzzammil Hassan has been charged with murder in the death of his wife, Aasiya Hassan. Muzzammil Hassan was charged with second-degree murder after police found the decapitated body of his wife, Aasiya Hassan, at the Bridges TV station in the Buffalo suburb of Orchard Park, said Andrew Benz, Orchard Park's police chief. tos Muzzammil Hassan, right, was arrested Thursday and charged with murder in the death of his wife, Aasiya Hassan, left. She was found beheaded at the Bridges TV station in the Buffalo, N.Y., suburb of Orchard Park. Here the couple appears in an undated photo.(Note: Please disable your pop-up blocker)
Hassan was arrested Thursday. His wife filed for divorce January 6, and police had responded to several domestic violence calls at the couple's home, Benz said. Hassan went directly to the police station after his wife's death and confessed to killing her, Benz told CNN. Benz declined to give further details.
He had two children, 4 and 6, with his wife. He had two other children, 17 and 18, from his previous marriage. He launched Bridges TV, billed as the first English-language cable channel targeting Muslims inside the United States, in 2004. At the time, Hassan said he hoped the network would balance negative portrayals of Muslims following the attacks of September 11, 2001. The station's staff is "deeply shocked and saddened by the murder of Aasiya Hassan and the subsequent arrest of Muzzammil Hassan," a statement from Bridges TV said. "Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to the families of the victim," the statement said. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Bitch2 : He stated he was trying to balance negative portrayals of Muslims after the 9/11 attacks. He just proved that he's nothing but another dirty MUSLIM ARAB
Bitch1 says............. When i saw these pics and video's when they happened i almost threw up before beginning my tour..........
Alot of people have to wake up about a few things............. This was an "honor killing"......... Dishonor a man of Muslim faith and their religion, they readily kill you, in their countries............ It is happening here in the US as well. Unfortunately we are coding it as "DOMESTIC VIOLENCE"........... It shouldn't be coded and reported like this........ IT IS A HATE CRIME......... Father's have stabbed their daughters to death because of who they dated outside of the faith, or something as simple as wearing western garb.......... This is extremist at its worst........... We need to ammend some laws, to prosecute these fringe lunatic morons. This isnt a simple murder, (if there is such a thing), this is far beyond that. Religious persecution/murder............. Stop the slaughter of innocent women that believe in God, whatever God that is, but are being enlightened to know that they are FREE, free to think, free to feel, free to have a voice, and free to CHOSE................. Have you ever seen a wet Bhurka contest??????? Didn't think so!!!
Secondly, this TV SHOW was a sham to funnel money to the extremist that are fighting our country and other countries.........They are popping up all over America, basically a shell game of money, and a front, like the mob puts up to LAUNDER MONEY........... Lets cut the crap here............
There are good Muslim's, ones that believe in their God.........There are extremists........... And unfortunately they out weigh the normal law abiding citizens of Muslim belief............. And day after day they are recruiting more and more to their extreme, murderess ways............. So look sideways at alot of people out there on the streets, take notice of your local liquor store, 7-11, and neighbor's. Watch the woman in the Muslim households, they could possibly be the next beheaded one........... Be an American and stretch out your hand to those of ANY group that are victims of domestic violence and religious oppression.......... They need you........... Peace Out
A 62-year-old Chicago firefighter has been charged with selling cocaine to a worker in the Department of Water Management, which was at the center of a 2005 heroin-trafficking scandal.
Fire engineer Ruben Santiago has been placed on an unpaid leave of absence after being charged Thursday with manufacture, delivery and possession of more than 15 grams of cocaine.
Waldemar Cruz, a 63-year-old Water Management rate taker who allegedly bought drugs from Santiago, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. His employment status was not known.
The alleged drug deal between two city employees in their 60s allegedly took place in the inner drive of Humboldt Park.
Officers from the Chicago Police Department's gang enforcement unit conducting surveillance in response to complaints of narcotics sales in Humboldt Park reportedly observed the hand-to-hand transaction.
After the 2 p.m. street sale, Santiago allegedly got into his personal vehicle and threw drugs on the ground after being stopped by police. Cruz was also driving his personal car, sources said.
"At this time, there is no indication that anything illegal was done on city time. However, the conduct alleged clearly violates the oath taken to protect life," said Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.
In 2005, a Water Management hoisting engineer who served as a deputy voter registrar for the Hispanic Democratic Organization was accused of heading the Chicago arm of a Colombia heroin-trafficking ring. George A. Prado was arrested along with two other city employees.
Santiago's arrest marks the latest in a series of black eyes for the Chicago Fire Department.
____________________________________________________________________________________ Bitch 2 : But Their our Heroes! This cant be the police must have planted the drugs
FROM STNG WIRE REPORTS Two people were shot early Sunday outside a bar in the Lakeview neighborhood.
The shooting happened in the 2800 block of North Halsted Street shortly before 2 a.m., police said.
According to a Web directory, Mix bar is located at the address.
Two men were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition, police said.
Offender information was not available as of 6 a.m.
Belmont Area detectives are investigating. Related Blog Posts Lakeview Terrace
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FROM STNG WIRE REPORTS A 16-year-old boy was killed in a shooting in the Pilsen neighborhood late Saturday.
About 11:55 p.m., the teen was standing outside on the 1900 block of South Loomis Street when someone got out of a car and opened fire on him, according to police News Affairs. The teen suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.
The victim was identified as Johnny Vasquez, of the 1400 block of West Cullerton Street, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office. Vasquez was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital at 12:24 a.m.
A possible offender is in custody though no charges have been filed as of early Sunday.
Harrison Area detectives are investigating
February 15, 2009
FROM STNG WIRE REPORTS A 22-year-old man was found fatally shot on a West Side porch late Saturday.
The man, identified as Al Brown, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, was found shot in the 2400 block of West Adams Street about 11:10 p.m. in the United Center Park neighborhood, police said.
Police responded for a call about shots fired and found Brown shot to death on the rear porch of the West Side residence, police said. Brown, who lived in the 4100 block of West Gladys Avenue, was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 11:35 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office.
Police had no information yet on a motive for the shooting or if anything such as gangs may have played a part in it. No suspect is in custody early Sunday.
February 15, 2009
FROM STNG WIRE REPORTS A 19-year-old reputed gang-member was shot and killed on the South Side Saturday night after being shot inside a van.
Marcell Castle, of the 300 block of West 118th Street, was pronounced dead at Provident Hospital of Cook County at 7:05 p.m., a Cook County Medical Examiner’s office spokesman said.
Castle was inside a van in the 7500 block of South Wabash Avenue about 7 p.m. when a shooter came up to the van and fired shots, according to police, who received information on the shooting from an eyewitness.
Castle was struck by the gunfire and the driver of the van drove him to the hospital, abandoning the vehicle near the hospital, police said.
Castle was a member of the Gangster Disciples street gang, according to police.
Wentworth Area detectives are investigating February 14, 2009
BY ART GOLAB Staff Reporter email@example.com A 16-year-old boy who dreamed of going to college became the first Chicago Public Schools student to be slain by gunfire this year after he was shot Thursday near his Southwest Side home.
Police said that Johnel Ford was shot about 4:30 p.m., but they did not offer further details. Family members said that some witnesses said the shooter was on foot and ran away after shooting Ford in the head.
RELATED STORIES SW Side teen first CPS student fatally shot in '09 A student at Robeson High School, Ford was a "funny, smart, intelligent" kid who had a natural mechanical ability, was close to his family and wanted to go to college, said his sister, Cozetta Ford.
"He had a lot of friends," she said, but made some enemies too. Some people angry at him had thrown bottles at the family home recently, she said.
He had two sisters, a brother and a girlfriend.
Though Ford was the first CPS student to be shot to death in 2009, he was the 18th student to die by gunfire this school year. Related Blog Posts 2009 is our year, student affairs!
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Nyasia Pryear-Yard, 17 Year-Old Honor Student & Aspiring Model, Shot to Death at Teenage Dance Club February 14, 2009
FROM SUN-TIMES NEWS GROUP WIRE REPORTS Police are looking for the people responsible for wounding three people in three separate shootings in less than an hour Saturday afternoon on the West Side.
Police said the same vehicle was involved in all three shootings and all the victims were targeted.
A male was shot in the leg in the 100 block of South Pulaski Road about 1:15 p.m., according to police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli, who was citing preliminary information.
A man was shot in the 4500 block of West Jackson Boulevard at 1:53 p.m. and man was shot in the 4500 block of West Harrison Street at 2:06 p.m., Mirabelli said.
Police said all three people were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said a man was taken from 4531 W. Jackson Blvd. to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious-to-critical condition.
Conditions were not immediately available on the other two victims.
Police are reportedly looking for a white Dodge Charger, according to unconfirmed dispatch reports. Mirabelli could not immediately provide a description of the vehicle but confirmed the same vehicle was seen at all three shootings.
Harrison Area detectives are looking for the person or people inside the vehicle and remained on the scenes at 7 p.m.
STAFF REPORTS An investigation is under way into whether a Chicago Police officer made racially charged comments about President Obama in a phone call to an FBI agent, WMAQ-Channel 5 and WFLD-Channel 32 reported Thursday night.
A Chicago Police spokesperson stressed there is no evidence a police officer was involved, but an internal investigation has been launched in the wake of the allegations.
The incident reportedly happened earlier this week and the call allegedly was made from a Northwest Side home in the Jefferson Park police district. Officers reportedly were at the residence, investigating a death, when the call was made, a law enforcement source said.
It was unclear Thursday what other agencies -- or even civilians -- were inside the house.
Details were sketchy, but at least one phone call was made to an FBI agent and racist comments allegedly were captured on voice mail, Channel 5 reported.
Asked late Thursday about the case, Monique Bond, Chicago Police Department spokeswoman, issued this statement:
"There is no evidence to indicate that Chicago Police officers are involved in the reported allegations. As a matter of course, we have launched an investigation into the matter." ____________________________________________________________________________________ Bitch 2 I forgot we don't have freedom of speech as Police officers even though it's a constitutional right Freedom of speech is the freedom to speak freely without censorship or limitation. The synonymous term freedom of expression is sometimes used to denote not only freedom of verbal speech but any act of seeking, receiving and imparting information or ideas, regardless of the medium used. The right to freedom of speech is recognized as a human right under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and recognized in international human rights law in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The ICCPR recognizes the right to freedom of speech as "the right to hold opinions without interference. ________________________________________________________________________________ Michelle Obama In Monkey Love "take your stinking paws off me you damn dirty ape "
Even before the 33-year-old single, unemployed mother gave birth to octuplets last month, she had been caring for her six other children with the help of $490 a month in food stamps, plus Social Security disability payments for three of the youngsters. The public aid will almost certainly be increased with the new additions to her family. Also, the hospital where the octuplets are expected to spend seven to 12 weeks has requested reimbursement from Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program, for care of the premature babies, according to the Los Angeles Times. The cost has not been disclosed. Word of the public assistance has stoked the furor over Suleman's decision to have so many children by having embryos implanted in her womb. "It appears that, in the case of the Suleman family, raising 14 children takes not simply a village but the combined resources of the county, state and federal governments," Los Angeles Times columnist Tim Rutten wrote in Wednesday's paper. He called Suleman's story "grotesque." On the Internet, bloggers rained insults on Suleman, calling her an "idiot," criticizing her decision to have more children when she couldn't afford the ones she had and suggesting she be sterilized. Skip over this content Octuplet Mom Says She’s Done Having ChildrenThe woman who gave birth to octuplets last month says she is done having children. Nadya Suleman says her eight babies are a sign from God that she has enough children. (Feb. 11) "It's my opinion that a woman's right to reproduce should be limited to a number which the parents can pay for," Charles Murray wrote in a letter to the Los Angeles Daily News. "Why should my wife and I, as taxpayers, pay child support for 14 Suleman kids?" She was also berated on talk radio, where listeners accused her of manipulating the system and being an irresponsible mother. "From the outside you can tell that this woman was playing the system," host Bryan Suits said on the "Kennedy and Suits" show on KFI-AM. "You're damn right the state should step in and seize the kids and adopt them out _____________________________________________________________________________________BITCH 2 : Here is a perfect example of what is wrong with our welfare system . In my past post on the toll welfare takes on taxpayers 2 BILLION is spent every year on single mothers in Illinois. Where is her responsibility she knew she couldn't financially support these children now she wants the government to pay & wants donations .Give me a break
1 in 4 girls is sexually abused before the age of 18. (96) 1 in 6 boys is sexually abused before the age of 18. (96) 1 in 5 children are solicited sexually while on the internet. (30, 87) Nearly 70% of all reported sexual assaults (including assaults on adults) occur to children ages 17 and under. (76) An estimated 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse exist in America today. (1) Even within the walls of their own homes, children are at risk for sexual abuse
30-40% of victims are abused by a family member. (2, 44, 76) Another 50% are abused by someone outside of the family whom they know and trust. Approximately 40% are abused by older or larger children whom they know. (1, 44) Therefore, only 10% are abused by strangers. Sexual abuse can occur at all ages, probably younger than you think
The median age for reported abuse is 9 years old. (64) More than 20% of children are sexually abused before the age of 8. (76) Nearly 50% of all victims of forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object, and forcible fondling are children under 12. (74, 76) Most children don't tell even if they have been asked
Evidence that a child has been sexually abused is not always obvious, and many children do not report that they have been abused. Over 30% of victims never disclose the experience to ANYONE. Young victims may not recognize their victimization as sexual abuse. Almost 80% initially deny abuse or are tentative in disclosing. Of those who do disclose, approximately 75% disclose accidentally. Additionally, of those who do disclose, more than 20% eventually recant even though the abuse occurred. Fabricated sexual abuse reports constitute only 1% to 4% of all reported cases. Of these reports, 75% are falsely reported by adults and 25% are reported by children. Children only fabricate ½% of the time. Consequences of child sexual abuse begin affecting children and families immediately. They also affect society in innumerable and negative ways. These effects can continue throughout the life of the survivor so the impact on society for just one survivor continues over multiple decades. Try to imagine the impact of 39 million survivors.
Health and/or Behavioral Problems:
The way a victim's family responds to abuse plays an important role in how the incident affects the victim. Sexually abused children who keep it a secret or who "tell" and are not believed are at greater risk than the general population for psychological, emotional, social, and physical problems often lasting into adulthood. Children who have been victims of sexual abuse are more likely to experience physical health problems (e.g., headaches). Victims of child sexual abuse report more symptoms of PTSD, more sadness, and more school problems than non-victims. (10, 16, 55, 72) Victims of child sexual abuse are more likely to experience major depressive disorder as adults. (55, 72) Young girls who are sexually abused are more likely to develop eating disorders as adolescents. (16, 40, 89) Adolescent victims of violent crime have difficulty in the transition to adulthood, are more likely to suffer financial failure and physical injury, and are at risk to fail in other areas due to problem behaviors and outcomes of the victimization. Drug and/or Alcohol Problems:
Victims of child sexual abuse report more substance abuse problems. 70-80% of sexual abuse survivors report excessive drug and alcohol use. (10, 16, 89) Young girls who are sexually abused are 3 times more likely to develop psychiatric disorders or alcohol and drug abuse in adulthood, than girls who are not sexually abused. (16, 40, 89) Among male survivors, more than 70% seek psychological treatment for issues such as substance abuse, suicidal thoughts and attempted suicide. Males who have been sexually abused are more likely to violently victimize others. (90) Teenage Pregnancy and Promiscuity:
Children who have been victims of sexual abuse exhibit long-term and more frequent behavioral problems, particularly inappropriate sexual behaviors. Women who report childhood rape are 3 times more likely to become pregnant before age 18. An estimated 60% of teen first pregnancies are preceded by experiences of molestation, rape, or attempted rape. The average age of their offenders is 27 years. Victims of child sexual abuse are more likely to be sexually promiscuous. (39, 59, 60, 70) More than 75% of teenage prostitutes have been sexually abused. Crime:
Adolescents who suffer violent victimization are at risk for being victims or perpetrators of felony assault, domestic violence, and property offense as adults. Nearly 50% of women in prison state that they were abused as children. Over 75% of serial rapists report they were sexually abused as youngsters. Most perpetrators don't molest only one child if they are not reported and stopped.
Nearly 70% of child sex offenders have between 1 and 9 victims; at least 20% have 10 to 40 victims. (23) An average serial child molester may have as many as 400 victims in his lifetime. _______________________________________________________________________________________Bitch 2: We have to stop these predators from preying on our children. there is a group out there called NAMBLA they advocate that boys as young as 4 or 5 years old know what they want sexually and that if they want a realtionship the adults shouldnt be punished .American Man/Boy Love Association is a group that believes it is okay for men to have sex with boys. They say their goal is "to end the oppression of men and boys who have freely chosen, mutually consensual relationships".
NAMBLA was formed in 1978. members of NAMBLA have been charged with murder and rape, just to name a couple. On an episode of America's Most Wanted, John Walsh stated “That he and the FBI has tried for years to stop NAMBLA, and that all members of NAMBLA are sexually abusing young boys.”
In February of 2005 seven members of the NAMBLA were arrested in California and charged with allegedly planning to go to Mexico and have sex with boys. Two of the men that were arrested were teachers. They were going to take a boat to Ensenada, where they were told boys would be awaiting them at a Bed & Breakfast. The men requested that the boys be as young as eight years old
All these men should be put to death. they are so sick that they really believe that they are doing nothing wrong by having sex with young boys.
I believe this crime should be held to the same laws as murder...........The victim, lives and breathes with this every single day of their life........There is no forgetting about it, there is no washing it away.....
Bitch 2 has been doing a wonderful job with this blog, and she asked me to put my 2 cents in....... And I am going to, for her, for me, for my daughter and for my friends whom have suffered through childhood sexual abuse.............
I lived through it, my daughter lived through it.......... It makes me sick every single day, knowing the man that did this to my daughter is still breathing free air. Living a life of luxury. And not paying for his dirty disgusting sins........ He TRIED to ruin a beautiful young girl, by perpetuating his sick twisted fantasies............ She is strong my child.........She is a true survivor........
Wake up folks.......... The statistics I believe are far short of what they really are.......There is so much shame surrounding sexual abuse and molestation, that many will not come forward.......... I didn't....... I kept silent, and smiled at my molester's funeral..... i rejoiced and thanked God he was were he should be, in hell........
I pray for the day my daughters molester ends up where he is...... I will rejoice with her, we will raise our glasses, and toast to better tomorrow's.
My daughter, being the daughter of a cop was afraid to come forward, and tell me.......... When she did it was too late, she was already an adult, i had no recourse...... WATCH YOUR CHILDREN........ If things are not right in your marriage, watch your spouse and how they react to your children..... Things were hidden well from me, and living with a sociopath is a very tricky ordeal...... I thought i brought her and I to safety, inturn, he had already gotten to her when i thought i saved her. You just don't know.........
Little tidbits...........Females are also molester's, not just men.............. There is a high percentage of molested turning into being molested............ If you know of anyone that has been molested and has not sought counsel, urge them too, they are in pain........... A pain that is so deep, you can't sleep at night without a nightmare........
Children should be free to be children. Mother's should not have to worry about savages raping their children.......... These people should get the electric chair.........They are MONSTERS!!!!!!!!!!! No word's can describe what i feel for or about them, other then i HATE THEM!
If you are one and reading this, do us and our children a favor and bite the bullet. No loss to humanity there!
Eric Hargrove a Chicago Police officer for 3yrs was charged after a search of his Mt.Greenwood home turned up Pornographic images on his computer of boys & girls as young as 12 . Hargrove worked as a patrol officer in the 4th Dist . He is been held on 100,000 bond
Do something good for the community and kill yourself asshole before you hurt a child
All charges have been dropped against Carl Suchocki & Tom Sherry accused of robbing people while working in SOS. They couldn't place Carl or Tom at the scenes of the crimes for which they were accused . Weis did state that he did not know if federal investigators were continuing to look into the officers conduct nor would he comment if he would welcome the officers back to the cpd. I have been told that the state never had a soild case against these guys and that everyone involved will have the charges dropped. We will see.
BY ANNIE SWEENEY Crime Reporter A 28-year-old suspected gang member has been taken into custody after the seizure of drugs and weapons at a home owned by a high-ranking Chicago Police official, sources said.
The arrest happened at a Southwest Side home owned by Beatrice Cuello, the department’s assistant superintendent for administrative services. She is one the top three cops in the department’s hierarchy.
An arrest was made at a home owned by Beatrice Cuello, the Police department's assistant superintendent for administrative services. (Brian Jackson/Sun-Times)
The suspect is not related to Cuello, but the home was in her name.
Four handguns and cocaine was seized at the home.
Chicago Police executed the search warrant late Thursday with some 20 officers because the suspect was believed to be a gang member selling guns from the home, a source familiar with the seizure said.
The officers on the scene were not aware the suspect’s girlfriend was Cuello’s daughter until she told them during the arrest and seizure. The daughter allegedly became angry with the officers about the arrest, a source said.
The suspect’s arrest history is not unusually violent, the source said.
He had moved into the home after it was purchased, sources said. The family knew the man to be self-employed and had no idea about the alleged drug and weapon activity, a source said. Related Blog Posts Will DPS get a "law enforcement integrity unit"?
______________________________________________________________________________________ Bitch 2 :So Cuello's daughter is living with a gang banger thats selling guns & drugs out of the home owned by Cuello. The fact is nothing will happened to cuello she is clout heavy and involved with LAPA like so many other bosses.The one who was brining underage girls across state lines to have sex with them. Nothing was done about that that and just swept under the rug and hes still a white shirt
John Risley passed away from an apparent heart attack he was only 57. He was forced out by Weis February of last year
The city's new top cop cleaned house big time Friday by dumping his three deputies, including two finalists for the superintendent's job initially, Charles Williams and Hirman Grau, who, along with John Risley, have chosen to retire, rather than face demotions.
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