Imagine my surprise when I received a Xeroxed copy of a photo I posted in my article on Mike Mahon’s fund raiser.
Where did it show up?
According to a memo
“For members of the Correctional Officer Unit 2 Labor Council,”
what you see above was “hanging in the mailbox area.”
“Then we were informed that the color copy of the photo with the caption was up in the roll call for afternoon shift roll call that day, 07/27/10. It was stated to us that several officers pointed and made comments about the photo but it was not taken down until after roll call. Then, we were told it was back up again…
“The fact that this photo was allowed to hang in the afternoon roll call leads one to presume that this was a tactic of harassment and intimidation aimed at not only the three of us but at all off but at all officers in the Correctional Division of McHenry County Sheriff’s Dept.”
You don’t have to be a outstanding reader between the lines to tell the writer of the memo is an unhappy camper.
And, who would blame him?
He’s in a civil service job.
McHenry County is (or at least was) covered by a Shakman decree. Frankly, if actions like this happen repeatedly, I’m surprised that no one from the Sheriff’s Department has not contacted Chicago Attorney Michael Shakman.
In the interest in full disclosure, Shakman has done legal work for me.
Here’s the original photo: