As many already know, Aurora Crony Cop Kristen Ziman's father, an ex-cop, committed suicide.
We were told about it soon after it happened and weren't going to say anything in public until she does, which she now has.
As outraged as we have been and will continue to be over Kristen's narcissism, deception, association with the corrupt, personal gain, manipulation, schemes, we don't wish this tragedy on her and are very sorry for her loss and feel even more sorry for Kristen's kids, who already have a complicated family life.
Contrary to what many may believe, we like Kristen a lot.
As a person, she's sometimes funny. She likes iPhones. And loves donuts.
Once upon a time, we even thought she was a trustworthy cop (we were wrong).
If she left the profession of law enforcement and stayed far away from Aurora, she might have a chance to still do some good things with her life.
Unfortunately, her current path includes a dangerous addiction to alcohol.
In Kristen's own words, she admits her father had a drinking problem. She claims as a child she even tried to stop him from it by taking bottles from his liquor cabinet and draining them.
However, as an adult, Kristen has not only had her own visible drinking problem, but she's taken it much, much further by displaying, boasting and demonstrating her addiction to anyone who will notice.
We noticed. Haven't you?
We've seen the pictures of Kristen drinking wine (there's many more than this popular one posted above), we've seen her VERY drunk multiple times, we know about her luxury wine cellar and we know she's been irresponsible when it comes to alcohol including how it relates to her roles as a police officer, leader, mother and example for the community.
And, before you say it, yes we know...alcohol and cops are a dangerous combo across the profession, not exclusive to Kristen or APD. It's a big problem that most people don't talk about much.
So, at the moment, we aren't asking you to stop the corruption in Aurora or address the problems of the profession-at-large, but we are asking each of you who read this to step up, wake up, speak up and STOP Kristen from drinking another drop of alcohol.
Not another glass of wine. Not another drop of alcohol. Ever.
Stop immediately. No "moderation" claims.
Unlike her "partner" Chris Tunney who is too busy cashing checks from the corrupt folks at the Dunham Fund and has her own problems to do anything, we give a damn about Kristen and assume some of you do, too.
Stop Kristen from drinking another drop. And, get her away from this profession so she can do something else.
Her father just committed suicide.
Ideally, that would be enough of a wake-up call for Kristen to completely stop on her own, but we know that won't happen.
If we have to stop her, it will be far worse.
One option is to make sure she ends up in prison for the widespread corruption in our city and her role as a police commander.
In prison, she would be in a cellar without wine, probably near Rod Blagojevich.
That might be even be worse than just being in prison.
Instead of that, you can make her stop drinking another drop of alcohol NOW.
It's bad enough Kristen Ziman followed the same career path as her father.
Don't wait for Kristen to die the same way.