The mad sign poster ...J.T. AKA Jr.
There is a pathetic young man who had a psychotic break from reality not too long ago in the parking lot of Melrose Park P.D.. Let's just call him J.T. or Jr. for short. He has a pension for blaming everybody else for his problems and poor decisions. He blames his ex-girlfriend for getting mad at him when he is unwelcome at her home at 3 a.m. while his wife and new born baby are asleep in his foreclosed home. He blames his other ex girlfriend for bankrupting him and keeping him from making his mortgage payments when he makes $70,000/yr and was single. He blamed the me and Lt. Dimaio for making him mentally unstable by keeping him on midnights and coming to the police station with his hands wrapped up like a boxer, looking for me and Dimaio to kick our asses. He blamed his cousin for causing me to keep him on midnights. He was stripped of his gun. and sent off for a medical evaluation. But we felt sorry for the lad and did not fire him. Instead we eventually gave him his gun back and kept him on the payroll sitting behind a desk.
But this was not good enough for him. He wanted his job back on the streets because he missed visiting his ex-girlfriend while his wife and baby were asleep. Even though he was unwelcome there.
So Me and Serpico gave him a way back. We made him sign his soul over to us and work for Serpico's campaign. Because you know he has a family to feed. Now he goes around putting up Serpico signs where they are not wanted. Like his grandfather's house. They keep getting taken down but he returns early in the morning and puts another one up. They are very elderly and do not support or plan on voting for Serpico. You see blood is thicker than water. But he puts them up anyway. They are old and can be manipulated by his sob stories. This makes him look good to us. He goes around town with his newly recruited crew of childhood friends who live in Stone Park and talk about how great Serpico is and how no Mexican's like his cousin Jesse Martinez.
The message in this tale of woe is what a false perception signs project and how sad and far a pathetic individual can sink into selling his soul and lose all self-respect. It is also indicitive of a sorry man-boy who can not take responsibilities for his own immature, reckless, and selfish behavior.
I feel sorry for his wife and child. BUT WE HAVE HIM WHERE WE WANT HIM. LIKE SO MANY OTHERS. THIS IS THE REALITY OF SERPICO.