Friday, February 26, 2010

Sergeant Alan Haymaker’s Needless Death And Chicago’s officials.

Chicago, IL.—Town Hall is a busy police district. Cops working there like everywhere in this city are overwhelmed because of a manpower shortage.

Cops are at the mercy of the Daley/Burke Crime Families that run the town within a 50 member city council. This bunch of thieves, thugs and liars may bear serious responsibility for Sergeant Alan Haymaker’s death.

This city’s politicians once had the perfect incumbent Protection Plan. It was called patronage. They controlled nearly every city job. These workers had two functions, campaigning for the local ward boss and performing the actual work they were hired to do in the first place.

The government jobs in Chicago were all union, well paying and provided great benefits. The Federal courts took a dim view of the practice and dismantled the patronage game but only to a point. This crippled the politician’s reelection efforts and forced them to pay for campaign workers. The money for this quickly came from city contractors.

The city privatized what jobs they could and handed out huge cash contracts to their political cronies who gladly financed the campaigns and showered Chicago’s political whores with wealth. The cash was a true narcotic and spending on unneeded public works was put in overdrive.

State Street was turned into a cost prohibitive mall snarling already overloaded traffic patterns and adversely affected the stores income potential. Soon hundreds of additional millions more were wasted, turning State street back into a street.

Project after project sprang up for so called beautification that was never needed. Chicago has always had its own beauty that cost taxpayers nothing.

Huge concrete planter boxes sprang up everywhere complete with irrigation and federalization requirements for the installed plant life. There are three overwhelming problems with the planter boxes. The boxes snarl traffic, are downright dangerous and detract from the city’s natural beauty.

As a result of reckless spending by Chicago’s political prostitutes, the police department is undermanned, underfunded and crippled.

Police vehicles are in disrepair. Retreaded tires are used as officers are expected to quickly respond to hot calls where lives are on the line.

City officials found the planter boxes had another deficiency and that is the plants inside die from salt used to melt ice on Chicago’s streets. The fix here was a simple one, to skip the salt. That may have created a deadly trap for one good cop who was responding to a burglary call.

Instead of an impartial investigation of this accident and conditions leading up to it, is there a cover-up going on in Chicago right now? Many officers believe that is the case

When the Second City Cop blog and SLC publicized these facts the Mayor, Police Superintendent and others went into a rage about the revelations.

The fellow officers and family of Sergeant Haymaker will never let this outrageous act of official malfeasant conduct go unnoticed.

Chicago is in a crisis that can only be repaired when every last incumbent political creature is removed from office. Strictly enforced term limits will reduce the political corruption.

It should be a crime for any person or business to pay political contributions to any politician connected to a client’s work contract. Those businesses that work for the any should get the contracts without paying extortion to city officials.

Officer Down, Alan Haymaker.


Anonymous said...

The Chicago Corruption Machine is feeling its unpopularity and is protecting itself by making it much harder to run for Alderman in Chicago.

Tougher signature demands for aldermanic races possible

Just getting in the race to take on a Chicago alderman in next year's election could get tougher if a change proposed by a lawmaker from the Cook County Democratic establishment becomes law.

To secure a ballot spot, aldermanic candidates would have to gather at least 500 valid voter signatures -- the same number now required of state representatives, whose districts have nearly twice the number of residents as city wards -- under legislation making its way through the Illinois House.

Foes said the change could protect Democrats and aldermen who have organizations behind them. They noted it takes two to three times the number of required signatures to withstand the petition challenges often mounted by party regulars.

"In the lowest turnout wards, it's going to have an effect," said Cindi Canary, director of the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform. "I don't see that we have a problem that requires this. I'm more concerned with making it easier for people to run, not harder for people to run."

The bill's sponsor is Rep. Joseph Lyons, a Northwest Side Democrat and veteran county employee who makes $100,000 a year at a human resources job. He's also the nephew of the late Tom Lyons, the former county Democratic Party chairman.

Rep. Lyons said he's trying to even the petition requirements across all wards.

"To get 500 signatures should not be a burden," he said. "The more friends you've got, the easier it should be. And if you don't have any friends, you shouldn't be running for alderman."

In most of the city's 50 wards, fewer than 200 valid signatures is enough to get on the 2011 ballot. The most signatures needed in any one ward is 432. The fewest is 89 -- in two wards with large immigrant populations.

"Who is this protecting?" said Ald. Scott Waguespack, 32nd, an independent Democrat who needed less than 400 signatures to get on the ballot in 2007 when he challenged the sitting alderman. "They shouldn't tinker with it. It's working fine as it is."

Getting on the ballot hasn't proved too difficult: Only nine aldermen did not face opposition in 2007.

But setting the bar higher also would seem to help politicians who try to knock their opponents off the ballot. At least 68 sets of aldermanic petitions were challenged for insufficient signatures in 2007, according to records kept by the Chicago Board of Elections. Of those, 36 candidates were knocked off the ballot. Raising the requirements would force candidates to get even more signatures to ensure enough are valid to stay on the ballot.

Lyons' proposal was approved 5-4 Tuesday by an Illinois House committee, with Democrats voting for it and Republicans opposing. The bill also would bar voters from signing petitions for more than one candidate in aldermanic contests and lift any limits on the overall number of signatures that can be submitted.

Canary questioned not allowing voters to sign more than one petition. "That has an impact," she said. "You need more signatures, and then you are putting more restrictions on those signatures."

Lyons said he discussed his idea with some city aldermen, whom he declined to name. "I just ran it by a few people," he said.

Anonymous said...

The Daley administration is attempting to subvert a form of free and protected speech; by silencing this blog and subverting the truth expressed by CPD members, City of Chicago employees and concerned citizens.

This is Unconstitutional and a direct violation of the 1st Amendment.

1st Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Regarding the "freedom of speech." The 1st Amendment does not give us our freedom of speech, it prohibits the government from taking actions that abridge our freedom of speech

We do not get our rights from the government but rather we created the government in order to secure our rights. We had our rights before the government even existed. See the Declaration of Independence, which is part of US law, for more information on this.

The Declaration of Independence states that rights come from each person's "Creator." For some that could be God, for others maybe just their humanity. The important thing is just to know that rights do not come from the government and are beyond government's ultimate control.

"Congress shall make no law"... "abridging the freedom of speech"

That does not give us our freedom of speech, it prohibits the government from taking it away. It also does not say Congress shall not make certain laws... it is written that "Congress shall make NO law" abridging the freedom of speech. No law, regardless of whose freedom of speech they are trying to limit. Congress cannot touch speech and neither can Shortshanks or J-Fed.

"or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Our right to March at City Hall and protest the injustices we face is also secured by the 1st Amendment. It is time to exercise this right again in light of the current tragedy/coverup.

The main thing to keep in mind regarding the Constitution is that it was written in a way to restrain the powers of the federal government. The founders wanted to restrain the government's powers because back at that time they had just won their liberty from a tyrannical government and did not want the same happening again.

For some good videos on the Constitution, I recommend videos from Judge Andrew Napolitano and also Michael Badnarik's constitution class videos. These videos are posted on Youtube.

Information is power, people know your rights and fight to keep our way of life. We are the People's vanguard of freedom.


Long Live SCC!!!

leomemorial said...

I blame these politicans as well as the people, paul. Our CPD have the FOP. Doesn't Mark earn over $200k annually. And yet what is being done to ensure our peace officers are kept off the memorial wall? There are more people in this city then those whom have ruined it however nobody cares and fails to fight ...

Chicago is full of a bunch of sheep

Anonymous said...

Thanks Paul!

God Bless Sgt Haymaker-RIP

Anonymous said...

Im betting four bald tires,probably crappy brakes and no salt on the road.