A Story Of Five Police Chiefs

I wanted to clear up something that I think may have confused some of you.  When I say that I tried to get the Police to help me, I have not, all the time, been writing about one Chief of Police, but FIVE.

Since my return to Maywood in 1991, after losing my job at Exxon Company U.S.A. because of the stalkers – which during the time I worked there was located at 1555 Poydras Street, right across from the Superdome – Maywood, Illinois has had 5 Police Chiefs.

https://stalkedbyvoices.wordpress.com/2011/12/04/my-stalking-blog-work/

https://stalkedbyvoices.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/my-stalking-blog-good-morning-america/

And I have gone to see each and every one of them, with the exception of the current Police Chief, Vladimir Talley.  But, on the other hand, I have e-mailed him from time to time.

In my post of yesterday, I wrote about some advice given to me by a Union Steward at Rush.  And, I want you to know, I did take his advice.  Because, I came to understand that the only reason the Police and Politicians are paying attention to me now, is because I have a voice, through my blogs, that I didn’t have before.

https://stalkedbyvoices.wordpress.com  and  https://mystalkingblog.wordpress.com

I have, excuse the pun, a bully pulpit from which to express my opinion.  Isn’t the internet wonderful!   Please allow me to stray from the current topic and encourage you to use your bully pulpit, Your Vote.

I came to accept the fact that all the local Police and Politicians, wanted to do, as my Union Steward pointed out, was to pretend to care about me, pat me on the head like the stupid little no body they thought I was, and then tell me to sit down and shut the f_ _ k up!   That won’t happen.

So, now to those five Police Chiefs.

When I came back to Illinois from New Orleans (where I’d fled to get away from the stalkers) I went to see the then Chief of Police in Maywood, whose last name was Delafosse.  You can read about that encounter by clicking the link below.  He was the one who almost shot me.  But in spite of that, his ex-wife, Bobbie Delafosse, and I became very close friends.

https://stalkedbyvoices.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/stalked-by-voices-chapter-102/

Now, what I yelled at him was, “If you can’t find that woman, as loud as she’s screaming out there, then, you need a compass and a flashlight to find your ass.”

Chief Delafosse took exception to that.

He’d been sitting on a desk during our entire conversation looking as though he was sure I was some kind of idiot.  But when I yelled the above statement, he jumped off that desk quicker than I’d thought possible and reached for his gun.  The young Police officer I’d seen at Church was sitting directly behind me and he jumped to his feet and reached for his gun, too.  I looked to my right where a lot of other officers had been sitting and when they saw the Chief reach for his, he never actually pulled it, thank God, they also went for their guns.   I decided at that point to leave.  I didn’t go back until there was a new Chief of Police.

After Chief Delafosse, came a Chief that was, as I recall, shorter than me, very thin, and kind of nervous.  I don’t remember his name.  I do remember he tried to help but the Trustees, told him NO.  I was there when he’d asked, because I’d just made a speech telling the Trustees that if they continued permitting the stalkers to scream and yell outside my apartment building, that it wouldn’t go well for the village.  And, not surprisingly, it hasn’t.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_humiliation

The following excerpt is from Psychology Today

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/longing-nostalgia/201705/why-shaming-doesnt-work

Acting with clear knowledge that a behavior is unacceptable is often accompanied by feelings of guilt.  Unlike shame, which can relate to one’s entire self, guilt is associated with a specific behavior and by itself is not likely to be associated with psychological distress such as depression or posttraumatic stress disorder.  As with other forms of punishment, aversive methods are generally less effective than positive approaches.  It is more important to reward and praise desirable behaviors than to react negatively to unwanted ones.  Encouraging a person’s ability to enjoy self-affirmation and self-pride will help them internalize healthy attributes and to become a person deserving of admiration.  Before reacting to someone who has annoyed or offended you, remember that the specific incident provoking your disapproval may fade in memory or significance, while the shame they feel may endure as part of who they become.  Shame doesn’t motivate prosocial behaviors; it fuels social withdrawal and low self-esteem.  Wouldn’t you rather nurture the kind of person you would enjoy sharing a relationship.

After him, came a woman.  And she – not surprising, given the culture that existed at the time in the Maywood Police Department, didn’t last long enough for me to learn her name.

https://mystalkingblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/01/what-i-wouldnt-say-before-ill-say-now/

After her, came Chief of Police Tim Curry.  His son, by one of the women stalking me (at least that’s what I was told by some people angry over the situation happening in our Church told me.  Now, I don’t know if that was true or not, but, yes, I did have a little boy in my Sunday School class with the last name of Curry).  That was one of the reasons I stopped teaching Sunday School.

https://stalkedbyvoices.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/my-stalking-blog-how-it-was-before-sensitivity-training/

https://stalkedbyvoices.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/my-stalking-blog-i-apologize/

Then, after Chief Curry, came Vladimir Talley, who, I must admit has been the most effective Chief of Police since I’ve been back in Maywood.

But my thing with Talley is this.  I love fashion.  And then, there’s Vogue’s  Andre Leon Talley.  And, adding to that, there is my dear friend Vladimir Ivonovich, known to the world as Vladimir Putin.   Coincidence or stacked deck?  The jury is still out on that one.

Maywood Tip Line

Non-Emergency:
Callers are not required to give personal information.
If you wish to place an anonymous call, dial the non-emergency number, then *67.

708-450-4472  *67

By
Eliza D. Ankum
Author of

https://eleanorgrunsback.wordpress.com

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https://play.google.com/store/search?q=Eliza%20Ankum&hl=en

 Government Contact emails below:

Kim Foxx Cook County State’s Attorney
statesattorney@cookcountyil.gov

Senator Dick Durbin
https://www.durbin.senate.gov/contact/email

Congressman Danny K. Davis
https://davis.house.gov/email-me/

Illinois State Representative Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch
http://www.emanuelchriswelch.com/contact.htm

Illinois State Senator Kimberly Lightford
http://www.senatorlightford.com/contact-us

Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins
http://www.maywood-il.org/Contact-Us.aspx

Maywood Police Chief Vladmir Talley
vtalley@maywoodpolice-il.org

 

 

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The View, Cecilia Vega, Trump, and Kavanaugh

I was going to write this post late on today, regarding President Trump’s comment to veteran reporter Cecilia Vega, but after watching The View this morning, I thought I’d do sooner than later.  Because I felt they missed the mark a little bit.  And doesn’t happen often, so I felt the need to write something.

The point being that the attitude behind President Trump’s comment to Cecilia Vega is the whole reason why the #MeToo Movement has taken place.   President Trump’s comment reflects the way powerful men see women.  And I know that for a fact.

I have worked a lot of places (Florsheim, Kelly Girl, Manpower, Helene Curtis, Jewel/Osco, Pepisco, Faith Home Health Care, Focus Property Management, and Rush University Medical Center) and I can tell you that even though we thought that passing anti-sexual harassment laws and rules in the workplace would protect us, we were WRONG.

All the businesses, large and small, did was slap those anti-harassment signs up on their walls and proceed with business as usual.  Nothing changed except that they got sneakier about it and did a lot more victim blaming, i.e. disgruntled employee, in subornation, incompetent, does not work well with others, and, lacked the necessary business or sales experience for the job.

And as far as Judge Kavanaugh is concerned, I won’t be surprised if he’s confirmed next week.

When I was younger, I made the same mistake that valiant women are making now.  Thinking that you’ve spoken up said your truth and that powerful white men have heard you and will do something about it.  WRONG.

As one union representative (a Black man) said to me a year of two before I left Rush, “Eliza, have you ever thought about why, all of a sudden, these people want to help you out?”

I thought about it for a minute and I answered, “because of my blogS,” https://stalkedbyvoices.wordpress.com

https://mystalkingblog.wordpress.com

He smiled and winked and left.

Before I started blogging, I’d gone to the Police, numerous times, written to the Illinois State Police, the FBI, The Cook County State’s Attorney, The DuPage State’s Attorney, the Illinois State’s Attorney, and the law firm of Cochran, Montgomery, Cherry, and Givens (as in Johnny Cochran).

I did not get a positive response from any of them.  I’m writing this part because I don’t want women to be surprised when Kavanaugh is confirmed and the powers that be (Trump) try and put you back in you place and cover everything up and proceed with business as usual.

If that were not already in the works, Trump never would have spoken to Cecilia Vega the way in which he did.

 

By
Eliza D. Ankum
Author of

https://eleanorgrunsback.wordpress.com

Flight 404 – A Novel of Aviation Disaster
Ruby Sanders (The Ruby and Jared Saga Book 1)
Jared Anderson (The Ruby and Jared Saga Book 2)
Ruby and Jared (The Ruby and Jared saga Book 3)
OneThreeThirteen – A Presidential Agent Novel Series Book 1
The Hunt For Red November – A Presidential Agent Novel Series Book 2
Dancing With The Fat Woman
Thou Shalt Eat Dust – A Second Chance Love Story
A Woman’s Voice: A Little Book of Poems
STALKED! By Voices

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth

https://mystalkingblog.wordpress.com

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Eliza+Ankum?_requestid=300012

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?Query=Eliza+Ankum

https://www.amazon.com/Eliza-D.-Ankum/e/B00I33MKPO/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1494203217&sr=1-1

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=Eliza%20Ankum&hl=en

 Government Contact emails below:

Kim Foxx Cook County State’s Attorney
statesattorney@cookcountyil.gov

Senator Dick Durbin
https://www.durbin.senate.gov/contact/email

Congressman Danny K. Davis
https://davis.house.gov/email-me/

Illinois State Representative Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch
http://www.emanuelchriswelch.com/contact.htm

Illinois State Senator Kimberly Lightford
http://www.senatorlightford.com/contact-us

Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins
http://www.maywood-il.org/Contact-Us.aspx

Maywood Police Chief Vladmir Talley
vtalley@maywoodpolice-il.org

 

Bill Cosby Sentencing

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#MeToo

When I heard Bill Cosby’s sentence yesterday, I hung my head in sorrow.  I thought surely he’d be sentenced to house arrest for two years.

But then, I was reminded that his house was where he committed his crimes.  And that would be enabling him up to do it again, with female reporters or the just curious.

I know a lot of you are waiting to hear about my court case or even that I’ve filed.  But I have a problem.  I have family members, Church members, and even high level members of the community who have stood with the stalkers to the point of standing outside my home ore job, screaming at me right along with the stalkers or have gone out of their way to defend them.

So now, how do I get Justice without rolling over them?  They have knowingly or unknowingly put themselves directly in the path of justice.  And the stalkers knew that when they got these people to do what they did.  And guess who knew that!

By
Eliza D. Ankum
Author of

https://eleanorgrunsback.wordpress.com

Flight 404 – A Novel of Aviation Disaster
Ruby Sanders (The Ruby and Jared Saga Book 1)
Jared Anderson (The Ruby and Jared Saga Book 2)
Ruby and Jared (The Ruby and Jared saga Book 3)
OneThreeThirteen – A Presidential Agent Novel Series Book 1
The Hunt For Red November – A Presidential Agent Novel Series Book 2
Dancing With The Fat Woman
Thou Shalt Eat Dust – A Second Chance Love Story
A Woman’s Voice: A Little Book of Poems
STALKED! By Voices

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth

https://mystalkingblog.wordpress.com

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Eliza+Ankum?_requestid=300012

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?Query=Eliza+Ankum

https://www.amazon.com/Eliza-D.-Ankum/e/B00I33MKPO/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1494203217&sr=1-1

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=Eliza%20Ankum&hl=en

 

Government Contact emails below:

Kim Foxx Cook County State’s Attorney
statesattorney@cookcountyil.gov

Senator Dick Durbin
https://www.durbin.senate.gov/contact/email

Congressman Danny K. Davis
https://davis.house.gov/email-me/

Illinois State Representative Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch
http://www.emanuelchriswelch.com/contact.htm

Illinois State Senator Kimberly Lightford
http://www.senatorlightford.com/contact-us

Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins
http://www.maywood-il.org/Contact-Us.aspx

Maywood Police Chief Vladmir Talley
vtalley@maywoodpolice-il.org

 

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Amber Guyger vs Botham Jean

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I, like most of you, saw this story last week on the News.  I chose not to write about it because I felt that Miss Guyger needed some space in order to tell the truth.  She’d made a horrible error in judgment and was trying to figure out whether or not to tell the truth. Continue reading

elizabooks is on Walmart.com

Who says hard work doesn’t pay?  And God doesn’t bless the poor and down-trodden?

My ebooks, (and hopefully soon my print books) are available on Walmart.com in their Books Department.

Here’s where you can find them:

Thou Shalt Eat Dust

 

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Ruby and Jared

To Buy at Walmat

 

Jared Anderson

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Ruby Sanders not available yet at Walmart.com

The Hunt For Red November

To Buy at Walmart

OneThreeThirteen not available yet at Walmart.com

Dancing With The Fat Woman

To Buy at Walmart

 

STALKED! By Voices

To Buy at Walmart

A Woman’s Voice: A Little Book Of  Poems

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Thanks everyone and happy reading!

Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404 – A Novel of Aviation Disaster
Ruby Sanders (The Ruby and Jared Saga Book 1)
Jared Anderson (The Ruby and Jared Saga Book 2)
Ruby and Jared (The Ruby and Jared saga Book 3)
OneThreeThirteen – A Presidential Agent Novel Series Book 1
The Hunt For Red November – A Presidential Agent Novel Series Book 2
Dancing With The Fat Woman
Thou Shalt Eat Dust – A Second Chance Love Story
A Woman’s Voice: A Little Book of Poems
STALKED! By Voices

https://mystalkingblog.wordpress.com

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Eliza+Ankum?_requestid=300012

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?Query=Eliza+Ankum

https://www.amazon.com/Eliza-D.-Ankum/e/B00I33MKPO/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1494203217&sr=1-1

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=Eliza%20Ankum&hl=en