MMB: Catanzara, Johnson, & Brown’s Truth

Spielman is at it again with a completely contrived political story devoid of context featuring FOP President John Catanzara. The FOP dropped a notice to her that they wanted a story in the news, and of course, Spielman lapped it up. By seeking and exploiting outrageous quotes (per her usual style), Spielman produces this useless Read more about MMB: Catanzara, Johnson, & Brown’s Truth[…]


MMB: Spielman & Kass #Fail

Why does the Fran Spielman just refuse to cite Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara’s nearly 50 complaints (10 sustained) and multiple suspensions when she quotes him? He has zero credibility on the issue of accountability. The way to communicate that to the public when you quote him is to cite the fact that Read more about MMB: Spielman & Kass #Fail[…]


FOIA: COPA FOP President Related Records

This FOIA request is being submitted to get more information about the circumstances that led to Chicago Police Officer and President of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) John Catanzara being striped of his police powers while an internal investigation is conducted by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability. Catanzara was just recently elected President Read more about FOIA: COPA FOP President Related Records[…]

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FOP Watch

Even the most passive observer of the administration of justice in Chicago can recognize the level of influence the Fraternal Order of Police union, (FOP), has among the media and policymakers in Chicago. The FOP represents the thousands of Chicago Police Department patrol officers. The FOP does not have a history in Chicago that would Read more about FOP Watch[…]

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More on the Police Manpower Debate

The police manpower discussion in Chicago seems to be driven by voodoo or witchcraft because it certainly is not being driven by evidence or facts (even though we’re sure they exist in reports somewhere within the Chicago Police Department (CPD)!). The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and their accomplices are driving the political discourse and Read more about More on the Police Manpower Debate[…]


Separating facts from fiction

On Tuesday night I appeared on Politics Tonight on CLTV with Pat Camden, spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), and Tio Hardeman from Ceasefire.  The topic of discussion was Superintendent McCarthy’s move to redeploy 500 officers from the Targeted Response Unit (TRU) and the Mobile Strike Force (MSF).  This was a real chance Read more about Separating facts from fiction[…]


Learning from the Reaction to Weis

Superintendent Weis’ tenure with the Chicago Police Department is winding down as the chorus calling for his resignation grows louder.  It is critically important that the new mayor learn from the reaction by the old guard within the Chicago Police Department and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) leadership. (This opinion editorial was submitted to Read more about Learning from the Reaction to Weis[…]