Thursday, September 2, 2010


The Unions of Chicago

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain't nothin' can beat teamwork       Edward Abbey 


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.

Richard B Ogilvie
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.