One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain’t nothin’ can beat teamwork.
The above quote by Mr Abbey relates well to “THE CREW” . Five police officers of duplicitous conduct.
William Stutzman Wheeling P D ( RET )
Solomon Smith Maywood P D ( RET )
Michael Dwyer Evergreen Park P D
Marty McGrath Oak Lawn P D
Butch McGorkle Burbank P D
Deliberative actions and their proximity and foundational relationship to Arthur R Loevy launching his belated legal machinations – suing police and the FBI will – in future postings – be enlightened upon.
This format of BLOG writing comes forth in segments – columns if you will – for the reader to digest and review.
Many have urged that I write a book and that might well be in the offing – for during my lifetime in the police profession no other has been my peer.
The four years of being with Dick Ogilvie was akin to a soldier who had been in the Army thirty years who spent four of those years marching – advancing through Africa, to Anzio beachhead and landing on the shores of Normandy , proceeding to ” the hood” in Berlin.
The four years with the man who prosecuted Tony Accardo as U S District Attorney General for Organized Crime in the Midwestern Region of the United States were unique in policing history. Four years of quite a street education for myself.
Dick Ogilvie went on to become Governor of the State of Illinois
The organized crime fighting experiences with Ogilvie – when Sheriff of Cook County – led to my founding the police union that I led for over thirty two years – retiring in 2000 after the onslaught of two distinct major operations for bladder cancer.
The actions of police officers aligned with me in the embryonic years – some for the good and some for the bad – established police unionization in the United States.
Writing to John J Flood’s BLOG will be put off for several days. Personal commitments to be addressed.
This site will become of interest to the public, law enforcement officers and those concerned with organized crime and public and private sector unions. Especially the historic formation of police unions in the United States and their ongoing performance and state of affairs
There is a great deal of history leading to present day events.
All will be related in a day to day format of writing.
Thoughts might wander- appear disjointed to a first read – but most will make sense to the reader in time and review.
Incisive commentary will be put forth from a very unique personal perspective of living.