Thursday, June 18, 2009

1968 Reunion Protest Facts

According to there website the FOP is sponsoring this event which is not true .The hall was rented for the night just as an other party
The FOP hall is private property and this reunion is a private event . Cop watch is


The Yippes were not all peaceful

The riots centered on two things: the Chicago police forcing protesters out of areas where they were not permitted to be; and protesters clashing with police, and their reinforcements, as they tried to march to the convention site.

589 arrested
100 protesters injured
119 policeman injured


CONTACT US! (312) 402-7949,, CHICAGO COPWATCH, P.O. Box 81636, CHICAGO IL 60601

There are 2 sides to every story


Spencer "Thunderball" Thayer said...

We are not stereotyping anything. We adamantly disagree with the narrative of the reunion. That narrative being very cogently clarified on the index of their official website,

"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 the reunion wasn't so plainly politically motivated to rewrite history we wouldn't bother. But since that isn't the case we'll be there to remind them that...


Brent O'Malley said...

Chicago has one of the most racist, aggressive, and brutal police forces in the nation just take a look at the payouts the city makes every year because of brutality. The sixties were particularly brutal from the treatment of the Puerto Rican community, to The DNC Police Riots and the assassination of SLEEPING Black Panthers. Police brutality in Chicago has not decreased since then, in fact it has gotten worse. This reunion celebrates those lawless years just as the department today glorifies their brutality.

taken from:
In the comments section of the post "Riot Reunion".
June 18th 2009

This says it all.
"This city needs some more hippie beatings. Retired guys can't get in trouble. Hmmm."

"Did you see that the Chicago Copwatch is planning to protest at the hall that night. Maybe some of the old timers can show us what a wood shampoo really is."

Cpdcoppurr said...

Thunderball............. ~laughs~ (did you have to give yourself a "handle" like in a CB Radio, to get attention??? Geeze, that shows how GROWN UP your are NOT.

First I would LOVE to know if you were even a twinkle in your mothers eyes or an itch in your fathers pants, when the 1968 riots occurred??? I highly doubt it.

What has been written cogently on this website, is the truth. There are many films, historians that have documented this particular event. Since the MSM and the liberal left have become so insipidly blinded by the Political Correctness, you really don't know what the truth is. You want to believe what you want to believe. You don't know the REAL story of these HEROES and what has been swept under the rug.

You son are a disgrace, to the City Of Chicago, as well as the United States of America.

I am sorry that your mother and father fed you all these liberal LIES. You should use your intelligence for higher ground, in supporting your Police Officer's instead of trying to stir a shit storm. We all know, all you want is your 15 minutes of fame. You did try it on the bus in 019, and in Rogers Park as well. Where did that get you???? NOWHERE. Your 15 minutes of fame are up. You are a washed up story.

You are right, you can't quiet the RIOT..............The RIOT was not because of the Police, the RIOT was because of Marxist nutballs, that wanted to go against the Constitution of the United States of America..... Bill Ayers and his ILK are TERRORIST............... Killing Police Officers in San Francisco and across the country. The truth is out there son, you just have to look through your hate filled rose colored glass to see it.

Do you condone the MURDER of Police Officers???? Bombing Police Stations???? Is that what you want son????

You want to fight against the machine then join the good guys. You are a pawn and don't even know it. Youth is wasted on the young. You clearly fit into this catagory.

Somewhere deep inside of you, this hits a nerve of insecurity. For you to go out and try and TRAP a Police Officer, try and taint the facts of doing the job that NO ONE wants to do takes a very sick and twisted ugly mind. Maybe mommy didn't breast feed you long enough, maybe you should take that silver spoon out of your mouth and get a real job, in the real world, and see what this whole thing we call a society is all about. It hasn't anything to do with what you might have been spoon fed, or what your liberal college professor's taught you. They are the ones that rewrote history. Those of you that want to silence the truth are losing..............

We welcome the truth........ And we are going to celebrate it. If you want to join in our celebration, be our guest. If you want to TRY and rain on our parade, be our guest......... You are a pimple on an elephants ass. You mean nothing in any of this. Throw another YOUTUBE video up so we can laugh at your stupid remarks, and look at your COWARDICE as you ask the officer for his star number instead of helping an officer that is dealing with an ASSAILANT.

My photo and name is on my blog.......... I look forward to seeing you at the reunion............. As I am sure many other Officers are. Be careful out there son, the city is full of SAVAGES, when you meet one, remember to call your own posse and not the CPD, we are useless to you, remember.

Cpdcoppurr said...


I agree with you 100%, Chicago is one of the most racist cities in the country. Chicago hates white people. If you are white you are the minority. If you are a white police officer, and accused of something by a so-called minority, you hit the ghetto lottery.........

What shows in the court rooms is nothing more the fiduciary prudence. Do you know how much it cost, to prosecute a case????? Didn't think so....... It cost far more to fight the shithead gangbanging murderess thugs then to give them a small payout and send them on their way. It has nothing to do with guilt or innocence, it has everything to do with THE BANK...............Get a clue.. Obviously you and Thunderball came out of the same litter of pups, and were shunned by your mother wolf. Sorry CUB SCOUTS you have been fed a bunch of lies for years, or you just don't like the police because maybe you got a parking ticket and couldn't get it fixed. Whatever it is, you really need to get your ass and head out of the sand and see what the real world is about, because it is going to roll right over you if you don't.

You can take a comment off of SCC's blog and try and make a statement of what the Police are all about, which would be typical of the Liberal Marxist.............. Well son, there are plenty more people in America that are waking up and shaking their heads in disgust about what animals YOU and your ILK are really like.

Your other comments are lame. You need a new line.

I look forward to seeing you at the reunion. I look forward to grin fucking you as I walk in and shaking my head at the waste of life that you are. You should be doing something productive instead of hounding people that would save your ass in a heartbeat, no matter who you were.

God Bless our LATEST fallen. Officer Valadez. He died at a SAVAGES hand, could you do that son???

Brent O'Malley said...

Well since you are so concerned about our parents, I will let you know about mine. My father is retired CPD. He was also a drunk who beat my mother (just as her cop father did to her mother) I am sure this is a common story for you Ms. Purr being an advocate of domestic violence survivors. He never paid a dime for us, not for clothes, not for food, not for school or me. My MOTHER (god bless her) worked two or three jobs to take care of us because he did not want to pay “that cunt” as he so often called her.
If you want to talk about maturity you should not go around throwing mindless insults towards peoples parents that is so third-fifth grade.

How does it feel to really be the minority? Are you scared of people of color? You and I will never know the pain that hundreds of years of slavery, followed by Jim Crow, segregation, police oppression, and Chicago Public schools can cause in a community.

Jason said...

"You and I will never know the pain that hundreds of years of slavery, followed by Jim Crow, segregation, police oppression, and Chicago Public schools can cause in a community."

I maybe wrong here, but if that is how you view minority life then you have a problem. You hold the opinion that minorities can't succeed on their own and need people such as you to give them a hand out or a boost up. Which means you're the racist if you think minorities are destined to a life of poverty and crime and need you to succeed!

Brent O'Malley said...

Nope, what I am saying is that people of color in the U.S. have been and continue to be systematically oppressed. I know people of color can succeed on their own, history shows that in the movements of Dr. King, Malcolm X, Young Lords, Brown Berets and the Black Panthers all of which had worked to bring their communities out of poverty and protect them against racism.
What history also tells us is that when people of color do attempt to build stronger communities state powers feel they hold the right to suppress these movements, for example shooting 82 rounds into the house of sleeping people and shooting to death a 21 year old man who was unconscious after being drugged by a police informant.

So yeah you are wrong. Calling people savages and animals shooting black men in the back of the head and a system that allows this, that is racism. I speak of solidarity with oppressed communities.

Cpdcoppurr said...


Thanks for your story.......... I guess I wasn't so off base about your parental upbringing after all. TRULY I am sorry for what you went through. It is difficult to deal with. BUT.......... Because you father was an abuser and a Police Officer is no reason to take it out on ALL the Police Officer out there.

I suggest you get some counseling, get some help, speak of your story in a positive way, not a negative way. Negative and a negative do not make a positive.

Please see the light, and turn a tragedy into a positive, instead of trying to paint Police Officers in a bad light because of what happened to you and your Mother.

I too am from a long line of Police Officers, fortunately that was not the case in my family.

And yes after reading my profile as you did, you see I have championed causes for OTHERS, not myself, because a negative and a positive make a POSITIVE.

TRULY I am sorry this happened to you. Your father obviously had an illness of alcoholism, that went untreated, that I am sure lead to all the other things he did to you and your family your whole life. Painting with a broad brush will get you nowhere but bitter and angry from your young age until your death bed until you change YOUR MIND. God knows it is the only mind you have control over.

Help people not hurt them. His anger is inside of you, channel that energy into something that is positive and not something negative. Trust me. I know this all to well.

Be Well.

Cpdcoppurr said...

PS O"Malley..............

I am half Cherokee..............So how does it feel to be a minority in my eyes, since MY PEOPLE were here first???

So don't start throwing the race card at me. That dog don't hunt.

Bitches In Blue said...

Well since you are so concerned about our parents, I will let you know about mine. My father is retired CPD. He was also a drunk who beat my mother (just as her cop father did to her mother) I am sure this is a common story for you Ms. Purr being an advocate of domestic violence survivors. He never paid a dime for us, not for clothes, not for food, not for school or me. My MOTHER (god bless her) worked two or three jobs to take care of us because he did not want to pay “that cunt” as he so often called her.

Ok now I understand why you hate the police. You have so much anger towards your father you think we are all alike & we are not .Your father would have been the same in any profession he was in but being a policeman is very stressful and that added to his anger. Alcoholism is genetic and people drink because they are depressed instead of your father getting help he was self medicating. Yes your father is an asshole he probably hit you kids too its unexceptable beahvior. He would have been the same policeman or not

Anonymous said...

Thunderball was the best barista south of I-80 before he decided to keep the south end of Uptown safe from the police. I suggest Thunderball head out to Pulaski & Madison and sell his bullshit.

Brent O'Malley said...

Here is an article from 2004 as you (or if you)can read domestic violence is not all that uncommon among police officers. Yes he drank. But was it the drinking that did it? Well you know he was a drunk before they were married but not a cop and he stared beating her after he became a cop, she blames it on him being a cop, he cop father was the same and he was NOT a drunk. I am sure many officers who have lots of officers in there families can relate to my experience.

I did not write this report it comes from a great group the Purple Berets.

Police Officer-Involved Domestic Violence:
The Extent of the Problem
Part 1
Domestic violence is 2 to 4 times more common in police families than in the general population. In two separate studies, 40% of police officers self-report that they have used violence against their domestic partners within the last year. In the general

population, it's estimated that domestic violence occurs in about 10% of families.

In a nationwide survey of 123 police departments, 45% had no specific policy for dealing with officer-involved domestic violence. In that same survey, the most common discipline imposed for a sustained allegation of domestic violence was counseling. Only 19% of departments indicated that officers would be terminated after a second sustained allegation of domestic violence.

In San Diego, a national model in domestic violence prosecution, the City Attorney typically prosecutes 92% of referred domestic violence cases, but only 42% of cases where the batterer is a cop. (The foregoing information was gathered from the National Center for Women and Policing, Abuse of Power, and Life Span .

Last April, police domestic violence moved from the back rooms to the front pages when Tacoma, Washington Police Chief David Brame shot and killed his wife, Crystal Brame, as their two young children waited nearby. Prior to the shooting, Crystal had filed court papers accusing her husband of two separate incidents over the prior six months when David Brame pointed his service revolver at her and tried to choke her, threatening to "snap [her] neck."

In the wake of Brame's death, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer did an extensive investigation into officer-involved domestic violence in the Seattle area. They found 41 officers who had been accused of domestic violence within the previous five years, a number of them accused of multiple incidents. Few paid any professional price; less than half faced charges, and only one was convicted. Among the cases unearthed by the Post-Intelligencer are these:

Seattle Police Ofcr. Phil Rees flew into a rage and slammed his wife, Jenifer, into a wall and hurled a dresser drawer at her, leaving visible injuries. Jenifer Rees called King County sheriff's deputies, who handed her intoxicated husband back his gun and let him drive away, "so he wouldn't miss work in the morning." No charges were filed. Rees was not disciplined, despite two prior complaints of domestic violence against him.

In a fight with his wife, Ofcr. Kevin Hawley grabbed his handgun saying, "I'm going to blow my fucking head off and you're going to watch." He then put the gun barrel in his mouth and pressed his cheek against hers. No internal investigation was conducted. Hawley was promoted to detective.

Four days before Christmas, Washington State Trooper Ronald Somerville grabbed his girlfriend by the throat, shoved her over the couch and pounced on her. When she ran to the phone to call 911, Somerville snatched the receiver and hung it up. As she darted for the stairs, he grabbed her again, put his hand around her throat and pushed her down, shouting, "You don't want to go out this way." Somerville was charged with 4th degree assault and vandalism, charges that were later dismissed. His discipline? A written reprimand.

Brent O'Malley said...

part 2

The Post-Intelligencer found that police departments in general were:

* Creating a double standard by not immediately arresting officers accused of domestic violence.

* Putting victims at greater risk by not taking away the officers' guns.

* Failing to conduct thorough internal investigations of the incidents. (In many cases no review was conducted.)

* Rarely determining there was wrongdoing in domestic violence complaints against officers.

* Lacking specific policies on how to handle officers accused of abuse.

But Seattle's not the only city having problems with officer-involved domestic violence. In other areas, things look pretty much the same.

• Peabody, Massachusetts may Michael Bonfanti said he believed "human error" was responsible for the omission of Marblehead Police Ofcr. Cary Gaynor's name from the police log after his arrest on domestic assault charges.

Gaynor was arrested after, in a fit of rage, he struck his wife with such force that the blow knocked her to the ground and bloodied her nose. Marblehead Police Chief Robert Champagne claimed responding police weren't told Gaynor was a cop; however, on the 911 tape Gaynor's wife can be heard saying her husband is a police officer.

• Galesville, Wisconsin Police Ofcr. James Brudos was arrested twice in less than a month for bail-jumping and restraining order violations, after pounding on the doors and windows of an ex-girlfriend's home, according to court documents.

• Montezuma County, Colorado, Sheriff's Lt. Steven Wayne DeKruger was arrested last July after becoming enraged during an argument with his wife. DeKruger grabbed a Glock 9mm automatic handgun and pointed it at her, then brought the gun up under his chin, saying he was going to shoot himself.

DeKruger had been charged just a month earlier for sexual misconduct in a penal institution and unlawful sexual contact with a victim who was in custody., At a pre-trial hearing, DeKruger's attorney protested his $3,000 bail as "excessive."

• Lacey, Washington Police Ofcr. Bruce Dobbs was charged with felony harassment after he went to his ex's home and threatened to slit his stepson's throat during a heated dispute over family issues. Dobbs, who sits on the board of directors for the Crime Stoppers program, was released on his own recognizance.

• Four Lexington, Kentucky police officers were accused of domestic violence over a four-month period. Two were charged; in two of the cases charges were dropped because the victims were too afraid to testify. In response, Lexington Police Chief Anthany Beatty is developing a counseling program for officers.

• In March this year, a Tacoma police Ofcr. Marco Rahn was charged with assaulting his estranged wife and sending her to the hospital. Court documents allege Rahn grabbed his estranged wife by the throat and threw her to the ground off a retaining wall. After his arrest, Rahn told a detective his wife fell over the retaining wall by accident. Rahn had received a letter of reprimand in 1999 after a Washington State Patrol investigation found he harassed a Tacoma woman who turned down his numerous requests for a date.

Brent O'Malley said...

part 3
Clearly the partners of police officers represent a class of domestic violence victims whose access to law enforcement protection is severely proscribed. These women usually don't report to police, primarily because he is the police and because often they are threatened with death if they do anything to compromise his job. As a result, when they do finally get out, prosecution is nearly impossible due to the lack of contemporaneous police reports, photographs of their injuries, 911 tapes, etc.

And when they do report, as we saw in the Lubiszewski case, the investigation is incomplete or nonexistent making prosecution even more difficult; the victims are intimidated and urged to drop their complaints; and nothing is done to put the batterer in check, only increasing the woman's danger.

Those of us whose job is the protection of women from domestic violence have a responsibility to these women to provide them equal protection as provided in the California and U.S. Constitutions. At this moment we are failing in that task. It's time for us to turn that around.

May 2004

Anonymous said...

Thunderball needs to take the El out to Englewood by himself late at night and walk back to the North Side. Then, he'll appreciate the real police.

Oh yeah, Thunderball, bring your camera and take video of anybody you like. People on the South Side like that.