Sunday, March 24, 2013


Well – how about this - on December 8th, 2010 - contacted by Carlos Panthera - formerly Oak Lawn P D and formerly an Arthur Loevy client - who sometimes uses the name Cliff.

Carlos sounded as tough and as rough as he could on his cell - stating he would sue as he did not like what was being put forth on this Blog.

One has to wonder if Arthur Loevy is in contact with Carlos- Cliff - as sometimes called - as to suit initiation.

Arthur Loevy has architected suit before to harass, embarrass and denigrate reputation of this writer - but did so surreptitiously - using surrogate counsel to keep his name sneakily hidden.

" THE CREW" with Wheeling P.D.'s Billy Stutzman taking the lead and Evergreen Park P.D.' s Michael Dwyer - to the rear - fronting for Mr. Loevy's nefarious legal maneuvers, needed personal satisfying revenge and a bitterness catharsis.

Mr. Loevy - who was taking a legal piece of yours truly - for firing him and telling him he should be knocked through a wall but that doing so would be as hitting a woman - sought revenge through legal processes and filings of needling, taking one apart at the defense cost rate of $350 @ hour - plus.

Mr. Loevy is quite an expert at legal process and using this fallacious nation of laws venue for his gain – the rule of law as the pols say – as the judicial branch of politics manipulates - but more later as to Arthur Loevy and his machinations with ‘”THE CREW”

And maybe even more threats of law suits – the weapon of choice of many of America’s manipulative phonies.


Arthur R Loevy
The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America was a United States labor union known for its support for "social unionism" and progressive political causes. Led by Sidney Hillman for its first thirty years, it helped found the Congress of Industrial Organizations. It merged with the Textile Workers Union of America in 1976 to form the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, which merged with the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union in 1995 to create the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE).

UNITE merged in 2004 with the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union (HERE) in 2004 to create a new union known as UNITE HERE.


In 1931 Sidney Hillman resolved to act against Buchalter, Beckerman and Orlofsky. He began by orchestrating public demands on Jimmy Walker, the corrupt Tammany Hall Mayor of New York, to crack down on racketeering in the garment district, Hillman then proceeded to seize control of Local 4, expelling Beckerman and Orlofsky from tech union, then taking action against corrupt union officials in Newark, New Jersey. The union then struck a number of manufacturers to bar the subcontracting of work to non-union or cut rate contractors in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In the course of that strike the union picketed a number of trucks run by Buchalter's companies to prevent them from bringing finished goods back to New York.

While the campaign cleaned up the ACW, it did not drive Buchalter out of the industry. The union may, in fact, have made a deal of some sort with Buchalter, although no evidence has ever surfaced, despite intensive efforts of political opponents of the union, such as Thomas Dewey and Westbrook Pegler, to find it.
Lepke Buchalter
UNITE HERE is a labor union in the United States and Canada with more than 265,000 active members The union's members work predominantly in the hotel, food service, laundry, warehouse, and casino gaming industries. The union was formed in 2004 by the merger of UNITE (formerly the Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees) and HERE (Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union).

In 2005, UNITE HERE withdrew from the AFL-CIO and joined the Change to Win Federation, along with several other unions, including the Teamsters, SEIU and the UFCW. In May 2009 union president Bruce Raynor (originally from UNITE) left UNITE HERE, taking with him numerous local unions and between 105,000 and 150,000 members, mostly garment workers. They formed a new Service Employees International Union (SEIU) affiliate called Workers United.

On September 17, 2009, UNITE HERE announced that it would re-affiliate with the AFL-CIO


Ron M. Willis | Dowd, Bloch & Bennett

Mr. Willis is Arthur R. Loevy's protege - William Stutzman's, Michael Dwyer and "THE CREW'S" point CCPA attorney.

Introduced and positioned on Mr. Loevy's recommendation, direction and overseeing after retiring from the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America(UNITE) - his union political career guided by - of course Mr. Loevy.


Chicago Cops balk at paying $110K
Owe punitive damages for fabricating confession in murder

Three Chicago Police officers are seeking to overturn a jury's $330,000 punitive damage award -- saying it would ruin them financially.

In June, a Cook County jury awarded Donny McGee $1.3 million after finding the officers fabricated his confession in the 2001 murder of his neighbor, Ethel Perstlen, 76. The award included $110,000 that each officer must pay from his personal funds.

Detectives Edward Farley and Robert Lenihan and Officer Robert Bartik have filed a motion seeking a new trial. Alternatively, they want the punitive damage award dropped or reduced.

Bartik, a polygraph examiner, and Farley are still on the police force and earn $72,000 and $82,000 a year, respectively, their motion says. Lenihan is retired and lives on a $59,000 a year pension.

The officers, who deny they framed McGee, argue the jury should not have been instructed that it could impose punitive damages. But they also pointed to an appeals court decision that said "the amount of the award should send a message loud enough to be heard but not so loud as to deafen the listener."

"A punitive damage award in such an excessive amount will effectively financially destroy them," says their motion, filed earlier this month.

They also say a juror improperly conducted her own Internet research during the trial, but the judge failed to remove her.


That is what the neurosurgeons call it.

And that is the medical procedure – the surgery - I went through August 12th 2010. St Rose Hospital, Las Vegas, Nevada.

One word describes it. Brutal. The pain excruciating - but- no cancer found.

Recovery is difficult, time consuming – and certainly no blows to the head, jarring of the body, basic ambulatory movement restricted. No lifting anything heavier than a milk carton. Severe pain negates thoughts – coordination, structure of personal thinking. Cause – this time – and this time is stressed - accidental slipping and fall. Six to eight weeks for pain relief alone.

Writing to this BLOG had to be interupted
. Writing will now commence again slowly - for readers keep emailing, asking, and inquiring - as to “THE CREW”.

“THE CREW” has had a pivotal role with the Loevy law suit initiation against Chicago and Illinois cops and FBI agents. The Loevy firm is spreading its legal tentacles across the Midwest and beyond. For cops are, as they are well aware- making instantaneous decisions - subject to political interpretation - against some very bad guys- every minute and everywhere. The firm can cherry pick -with a smile and dollar figure anticipated - and they can ballyhoo - all performed for their altruistic pursuit of civil rights and the constitution upheld.

After all Chicago is a world class city. Gets major press coverage -frequently national and international in daily scope. The Loevy firm fast preparation ability of suits continues as the high publicity trials are journaled notorious due to the major politicians involved, police management on and off the job and a U S Attorney named Fitzgerald. The law firm of Loevy & Loevy – Arthur being the titular head knows the magnificence of press coverage followed by well choreographed P R advertisements.

Who is "THE CREW" – their role? Their actions? Their involvement? And where are they now? What are they doing?

Bottom line. What is Arthur R. Loevy to "THE CREW" or should it be stated" THE CREW" of puppets to Arthur R Loevy?

"THE CREW" were the five police officers who came together to take over the administration of the Combined Counties Police Association when I announced my definite retirement after having struggled against the second onslaught of bladder cancer and another painful operation on January 3rd, 2000.

They comprised William Stutzman, Wheeling Illinois P D their titular leader, Michael Dwyer, Evergreen Park P D second in command, Solomon Smith, retired Maywood P D and CCPA staff member, Marty McGrath, Oak Lawn P D and Butch McGorcle, Burbank PD. Four were newly elected to union positions within the Combined Counties Police Association. They being Stutzman, Dwyer and McGrath holding Vice President Positions and Solomon Smith becoming CCPA Secretary Treasurer – McGorcle was in the wings with a promise from Stutzman and the guidance of Arthur R. Loevy to elevation of office when plotting developed on their timetable of perfidy.

They-“THE CREW” were all in alliance with Arthur R. Loevy who was surreptitiously pulling their strings. Loevy had more brains than the whole of "THE CREW" combined.

He had been summarily dismissed by me from employ with the Combined Counties Police Association but “THE CREW” saw otherwise. Saw it to their betterment- for financial opportunity to deal with Loevy – now a fledgling barrister under tutelage of his son. “THE CREW” - fully knowing of the police law suits that were to become the bread and butter of the then infant Loevy firm were underway."The Crew" nourished them in their embryonic stages

Arthur Loevy remained behind the scenes, undercover, while orchestrating “THE CREW’S" moves as I attempted retirement entrance after forty years in law enforcement. Thirty two of those years as the founder of CCPA, the police union movement of the USA and the longest termed police union President in the nation.

Mr. Loevy and son Jon were starting their firm – Loevy & Loevy. Son Jon was suing a Chicago Police officer and Solomon Smith was coaching Loevy Sr as to how police officers react and think as it related to the strategy of the initial Loevy inspired suit. Smith had touted behind my back and against my directives, in his position as a CCPA staff member legal actions against the Village of Oak Lawn PD Chief of Police Jim Houk and one of his commanders Terry Voderer with Officer Marty McGrath a CCPA representative within that Department point man to the cause. Stutzman and Dwyer agreeing of the actions and briefing McGorcle of Burbank P D.

The show was on. The Chicago Police Department suit and the suit one might consider calling the legal extortion of the Village of Oak Lawn, Illinois. In that municipality Marty McGrath, Solomon Smith and Arthur R Loevy engineered a legal maneuver that represented Oak Lawn Patrolman Carlos Panthera who was not well thought of in that Department for his braggadocio of having been a member of street gangs.

Oak Lawn Village administration settled the Loevy & Loevy suit against the strong disagreement wishes of Chief Houk and Commander Voderer because it would cost more to defend than to settle. Panthera left Oak Lawn P D.

I opened this remembrance as to a most recent surgery – for surgery played a major role in my leaving my career – my profession – and the union founded.

On March 21st 2009 – 59 years of age -woke up in the morning – blood in urine. That afternoon in Rush Presbyterian North Shore Hospital, Skokie, Illinois.

Bladder cancer – immediate surgery. My doctor - my internist of many years – wonderful man – Arthur R. Loevy’s cousin. The curse of cancer was a life changer – two people immediately notified of the CCPA union staff – Arthur R. Loevy and Solomon Smith – and then – new to the scene elected - CCPA officers William Stutzman, Wheeling P D and Michael Dwyer, Evergreen Park P D. All requested I stay overseeing administration till a transition could be arranged. Out of responsibility to the membership and state of the union – continued on – in a “lame duck” position.

The first of many betrayals began - openly – it was Arthur R Loevy - point man. The man I viewed as my closest friend, my professor, advisor of over thirty one years and “THE CREW” - as I was to become to call them - was quickly aligning under Loevy behind the back coordination and surreptitious leadership.

Arthur R Loevy was far smarter than the whole crew combined. He did not lack for intelligence and political acumen. Both are his forte. Personal courage is not.

He was aware that I was becoming cognizant of untoward matters involving him. Nine days after cancer surgery – recovering - Arthur Loevy phoned my home and in his almost laughingly rhetorical way – his deliverance of words – his weapons of ability – tried to convince me that I did not have bladder cancer. His conduct – his presentation – most difficult to fathom – to believe occurring. He was to write it off, later as playful –joking, kidding banter.

He continued behind my back political treachery and betrayal of trust. Such betrayal is not easily recognizable – especially when orchestrated by a man of Loevy’s political union savvy.

January 30th 2000. Hit once again. Bladder cancer. Second surgical go round. Doctor, overseeing care – Arthur R. Loevy’s cousin. Announce to all elected CCPA union officers and staff that retirement will be of necessity – but commitments will be met.

Commitments and my word I have lived by all of life and know of no man – none – from youth, through military and police career – the entire journey - who can challenge that statement – true of my mind.

If one does not have their word – then one has little. One’s character is wanting. Lost, maybe never possessed. One might achieve wealth and title – but one’s word means more than all.

It is a class – one’s word -and if you don’t have it – no matter what else you have – doesn’t make much of a difference. If you have it you don’t need much of anything else.

Arthur R Loevy - who does not have the aforementioned - was sumararily dismissed – March 6th 2000.

Fired - from my staff. Personal meeting of he and I.

I was mad as hell at that difficult meeting. Mad enough to want to hit him for his untoward conduct, betrayal of trust and deceit- but told him if I did it would be as striking a woman – for anything physical or situations that would place him in harm’s way - was to be left to others. As mentioned - courage not his forte. Words – the convolution of words - for the pen is mightier than the sword- and he well knows that – the wielding of words alone – to serve whatever of his purposes - definitely is his forte.

They the Loevy & Loevy Firm continue to be on the attack – ambulance chasers of a different form. They are the police chaser firm with a few FBI agents of note thrown in. Too this very day at the Chicago, Illinois Kluczynski federal building and other venues outside Illinois and spreading nationally as the specious legal maneuvers are sought with highly played advertisements and staged press conferences.

And it must be noted that all the major politicians of Chicago and Illinois know Arthur Loevy from his personal union career and involvement with the Chicago Federation of Labor – but most of all for his participation with the Combined Counties Police Association as my consigliore for want of a better term? He lived many years under my imprimatur – but he was kept well in line. He only felt safe to attack- form a cabal with William Stutzman, Wheeling P D, Mike Dwyer Evergreen Park P D Solomon Smith, Maywood P D, and Marty McGrath Oak Lawn PD when I was well weakened with cancer.

My pal Arthur Loevy surmised and “THE CREW “did to – that my possible death was imminent.

Now knowing what I had come to know as to his quick to leave the International Secretary position with UNITE, formerly the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America , and his son initiating law suits against police officers I was totally disgusted and wracked with a sense of stupidity as to how I could be fooled so long.

The law firm of Loevy & Loevy was underway – but his dealing with “THE CREW” to control the affairs of a then still major, well known police union as I attempted to leave my career was also well underway.

A coup d’etat of power was well formed underhandedly. Loevy was the brain. Wanted the power therein and "THE CREW" were his foils. “THE CREW” served his purposes and he served theirs. A mutual seduction of “THE CREW” and the law degreed Mr. Loevy, so to speak.

Few can plot, twist, remake reality, conjure untoward possibilities, misrepresent fact, distort and outright lie as attorneys.A lifelong evaluation. Most in the law enforcement profession are well aware that members of the bar and the ethics they profess are fallacious at best. The financial moguls and the legal practitioners along with the politicians they align themselves with and many of whom they outright buy – control the power structure of the nation. The good of anyone- the people per se - is secondary to the self serving power control. They can even debate over what the word “is” is ala William Jefferson Clinton – a liar of enormous historic proportions – true to his Juris Doctorate.

So for the moment now - I retreat from the continuance of this sad tale of police -lawyer chicanery.

For I tire- body seeking rest, following doctors orders. For my body to rise up and get the ANTERIOR CERVICAL DISECTOMY WITH FUSION addressed to a wellness state. To sully forth as best a man of seventy one years can do - and heal.

Operations take their toll and I have seen more major ones than most. Thirteen major medical shots of memory and the periphery needles and numerous tests, therapy and ongoing checkups.

So this most factual remembrance will commence again. But at a future time.


Arthur R Loevy
While viewing a little background - a little Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (UNITE ) history one must keep in mind Arthur R. Loevy was Secretary Treasurer. A position held during these 1990 times of turmoil within the  now, visited and told of  now in 2010.

Strife from within  - with some pretty tough and he rightly surmised dangerous guys.

And strife from without from governmental investigation. Jay Mazur the International President-he and Art the top guys.

These two fellows ruled all, pensions, medicals and of course the Amalgamated Bank. The Amalgamated Bank in Chicago had been sold by the union to Gene Heytow - a well heeled politically connected guy on both sides of the governmental spectrum. Gene was sharp enough of forethought to make Billy Daley Amalgamated Bank President although his banking background was nihil.

Arthur Loevy, being the intelligent, well educated, cunning  man that he was and is, decided the best move for Arthur Loevy was to get out and get out fast. Courage and guts as to his personally  facing of tough issues - up front - were never his forte.

And being of sound mind Arthur looked for cover - wanted to be cloaked on both sides of his pending problems.

One side of his problems -he knew - some  tough guys. The other side - well - major investigations - tough guys in other ways . Thusly- in fear, the smart move - turn too safety and self reputation fronting. Leave the NYC  headquarters and his enjoyed  power title of  International Secretary Treasurer.

What better cover than police officers - good for the reputation he knew  and - they carry guns should bad guys come around.

So in mid 1997 he placed a call to the teller of this saga. An interesting review from that time to the present now begin. A book could be written - but the telling will begin here. For Arthur Loevy did not tell as to his reasons for leaving his lifes all while calling John Flood, the President and founder in 1968 of  the Combined Counties Police Association for employ on his staff.

He stated all was a life change. He withheld the true reasons that would eventually  emerge to the chagrin of  this writer.

Thoughts may wander now and then-but all will be the writers perspective as to Arthur R. Loevy, a law firms founding, direction to this day  and the assistance of THE CREW...

They being:

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


--> 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

Arthur Loevy

These police officers played an active, a major role in the launching of the Loevy and Loevy law firm and three have an active participation with barrister Arthur Loevy . It all started in 1997 right up to the present. The review will be of interest.

Lieutenant William Stutzman, Wheeling P D and Officer Michael Dwyer, Evergreen Park P D were   the leaders and use a Loevy protégé - Ron Willis -presently - as their front attorney in their Machiavellian maneuvers - as both of them are not too sharp - and definitely need a thinker. The  officers comprising THE CREW have cost a lot of other  police officers huge  legal problems - but such does not weigh on their consciences.
THE CREW one has to realize are not too brilliant and Arthur Loevy is their brain - does their thinking, leads them, strategizes for them. He provides them free legal when it suits his purposes to accomplish his objectives in their names.

They are the front men in matters that serve Arthur Loevy's nefarious purposes.

The whole story from when Mr. Loevy left his thirty eight year career as a union politician with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - International Secretary Treasurer mind you - under suspect- and then clandestine reasons - to law firm establishment is something else again - with foundation from THE CREW.

I have known Arthur Loevy since I was twenty-eight years of age – he was the same.
Introduced to him by, Frank Furfaro, a most knowledgeable police officer under my command – most streetwise - from the Taylor and Bishop Italian neighborhood of Chicago. Frank’s brother in law, then in his seventies – was a business agent with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America Joint Board at Ashland and Van Buren Streets.

The union owned just about the whole block east of Ashland with a large headquarters office building on the northeast corner. Loevy was an attorney who had been groomed since youth to be a union politician when finishing law school. His uncle was the International Secretary of the union – the way-the future was paved for him – a union career – that ended abruptly and surreptitiously- but of his accord in 1998 after forty years of destined ascension.

Arthur Loevy achieved power in that union - International Secretary Treasurer - one of the two top men running the entire organization.  A most powerful union.

He commuted to New York City, Union Square address headquarters  building in 'The Big Apple" from his downtown Chicago Park Newbury, 55 W Delaware condo building  across from historic Bug House Square Park. Spent the work week there and then -  for the weekend back to Chicago.

So knowing Arthur Loevy- quite closely- and once considering him to be my closest friend in life a cogent overview of the man and his legal activities will be rendered.

The involvement of – police officers well known to me. Two peripherally – they being Officers Marty McGrath of Oak Lawn P D and Butch McGorcle of Burbank P D. An overview of their questionable and self serving activities hand and hand with Mr. Loevy will also be rendered.

It was Monday January 5th 1998 when Art Loevy at his request joined the staff of the police union I led for over thirty-two years. He had a law degree but that was incidental to his executive role where he could come and go as he pleased and had total access to all records and financial information of the Combined Counties Police Association.

Law was something he had practiced very little of – very minor stuff over the years – several police and fire commission hearings and nothing more. His law degree then was but foundation to his Amalgamated Clothing Workers union ambitions and career. He was almost fearful of entering a court room – either federal or local. Avoided doing same - almost fright.

His son Jon who was about to start a law firm with his wife Danielle however was not and thusly the father had a point man and someone to tutor him as to law practice itself. The father while separating from his New York City quite worrisome  entanglements had son Jon in September 1997  intermittently take over the important legal matters of CCPA.

The father oversaw and Jon did what the father could not do – legal in the trenches work.

The Loevy & Loevy legal corporation was underway and has probably made the family millionaires as of today. All this his happened after the father March 6th 2000 was summarily dismissed from my employ as CCPA President and founder - and any friendship. A friendship he had trashed, dishonored, taken advantage of and had so treacherously betrayed as sneakily as he could.

So Arthur Loevy was introduced with intimate contact of a police officer, his thinking, actions and career record when meeting John J Flood in 1968.

The beginning of a saga which in present day 2010 and for the last decade took a very ugly turn - with the developing of  the Loevy law practice – then only son Jon with wife – as father was on my staff – was  moving forth in 1998. The suing of the first law enforcement officers would unbeknownst to me commence shortly thereafter by son Jon in a case that was tossed to him by the erstwhile attorney and political candidate Al Hofeld.

I was in the embryonic stage of forming - building a new police association which was to become the true founding of law enforcement unionization in the United States.

Across the nation all police departments had some sort of organization – but those stating they were a union could be counted on one hand. Chicago Police had the Chicago Patrolmans Association, Confederation of Police and FOP – all in Daley I’s pocket and useless at best – detrimental to street cops at worst. The Illinois Police Association wandered around the state – also ineffective and downstate there was the Illinois Police Benevolent and Protective Association – more of the same.

I was about to change that and Arthur Loevy was my professor, a guiding hand as to - "your forming a union John" - its nature, structure, activity, labor relations objectives and history. As I look back over the years his was a friendship of accommodation to his interests. He had assured that there were no connections in his personal closet - his relationships.

Always he was to the side
and beneath my leadership – but his opinions and college learned labor education was a directional foundation to my decisions.

Immediately I was cognizant – fully of mind - that; my endeavors were establishing a law enforcement union – an entity I would have probably been psychologically against due to a lacking of education as to the subject and its representative role in a free society.

So for forty-two years Arthur Loevy has been known quite personally to me. His nefarious actions and those of THE CREW have deeply affected my well being and peace of mind to this day.

He also has  had a deleterious effect on the numerous police officers and federal agents his  Loevy & Loevy firm has targeted -with the greenback in mind and probably – even - more important to him a psychological power over people- such as police officers and average citizens - that he considers his intellectual inferiors. He can use words and “the law” to make them sweat – like a mugger does with a gun – he does with words and the twisting of reality – but the end result is the same - it pays well. 

And one should not  think for a moment that the political power structure is not aware of the game nor complicit to the Loevy  firm – just as THE CREW have been while holding his hand – fawning to him.