The time has come that the Chicago Police be honored and recognized for their contributions to maintaining order and for taking a stand against anarchy.
The time was the hot summer month of August '68. The Democratic National Convention was about to start and the only thing that stood between Marxist street thugs and public order was a thin blue line of dedicated, tough Chicago police officers.
For decades the collective Left has white-washed what really happened during the riots of 1968 and 1969. Chicago Police officers who participated in the riots continue to endure unending criticism - all of which is unwarranted, inaccurate and wrong.
If you were a Chicago cop who was in the Chicago riots - we want you!
The reunion is coming!
We're planning on having photos, displays, a guest speaker and plenty of food. As vendors come on line, we'll post updates on the website. Please contact me at the email below and I'll register you for the festivities.
If you're interested in attending or donating, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Memorial Day....fly the flag with pride this weekend, and remember our Fallen Warriors.
Here's an update on the reunion:
If you plan on attending, please send me your full name, number of attendees, contact information and a check. Some of those who have contacted me only gave me your email address. CPD Re-pro graphics is printing tickets and posters - I'll either mail you your tickets or have them waiting for you at the door, if you choose to prepay. Please make the check payable to Michael Mattson, in the amount of $30 per person - in the memo line please write "convention reunion. cell : 773.209.4139 (All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Chicago Police Memorial Fund).
A T-shirt company is designing shirts for the occasion. (see attached). If you have any other ideas please let me know. If you'd like to volunteer for the Food Committee, please feel free to research food vendors and let me know what you find out. I've hit a bit of a wall on that one, and the clock is ticking.
Lodge rules prohibit any bottles - all beer, wine and pop must be in cans or plastic cups. Any volunteers for the Libation Committee would be welcome as well.
I've contacted a photographer as well. Phil Cline has agreed to attend the event, as well. Still no word from John Kass or his staff.
Depending on the success of the event, we may make this Annual.
Please bring any memorabilia that you think relevant - old riot gear, call boxes, photos, log-books...etc. To register to attend the reunion, ask any questions, or to donate (photographs, food or alcohol) for the event, please contact us at email@example.com.
Thanks again for your interest and participation in this reunion. Thank you especially for your service to the City and to your fellow police officers.
Sincerely, Mike Mattson, #3615 773.209.4139 http://www.chicagoriotcops.com/
Chicago Riot Cops Reunion DATE: Friday, June 26th, 2009 LOCATION: Chicago FOP Lodge TIME: 7:00 pm. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: TBD _______________________________________________________________________________ if you would like to attend please contact mike Mattson 773-209-4139 or contact bitches in blue . Hope to see you there everyone is welcome ! COST: Price will be $30 with all proceeds to go to the Chicago Police Memorial Fund.
We are BITCHES IN BLUE. Not like that is a bad thing. We are strong women, with a fierce love for "the job", a fierce love for family, a fierce loyalty for our friends, and a fierce respect and loyalty for our brother's and sister's in blue. We are patriot's, we are warrior's. We are strong women, that fight the good fight everyday. We believe in truth, justice and the American way. We love our country, we love our job, and most importantly we stand for integrity, truth and reality. We are not women that have sat behind a desk our whole career's, we have fought the noble fight on the streets along side our partner's throughout our career's. We fight for life, liberty and the American way. Right is RIGHT.
Yes we are hot, yes we are beautiful, yes we are the police and most importantly YES we are American's.