Saturday, August 10, 2013

AAAAAND CUT!: After TV Cameras Leave, Thugs Get Down To Business

An evening that started with unusually proactive, yet welcomed policing, ended with a rash of robberies, a complete depletion of the district's manpower, and one cop with a lousy attitude.

More than a dozen street stops in the area leading up to last night's community march at midnight resulted in several people being taken into custody.

After midnight, an alderman-sponsored "community walk" snaked through the neighborhood with TV cameras in hot pursuit.

Once the dog and pony show ended, the news cameras went home and our local thugs got down to business.

Among this morning's stories from overnight on CWB:

Beating At Belmont & Sheffield; Phone Snatched Nearby

Cabbie Robbed Outside of Wrigley This Morning

Yet Another Severe Beating And Robbery By Cross-dressers At Dunkin' Donuts

Woman Waits More Than 30 Minutes For Help After Reporting Purse Snatching On Clark

19 comments:

  1. Wrong day to accurately show the problem we are trying to convey to the rest of the city, and Tunney and Voulgaris knew that. That's why they chose yesterday to 'farce march'. When the cubs have a DAY ballgame, there are way more cops standing around doing nothing that there were on Halsted last night. The Ricketts have big $$$, and money talks.

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  2. You guys have the best, funniest graphics of any blog!

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  3. I'm so embarrassed that now I live in a ward where they have "walks," just like with the "revruns" in Englewood. It's humiliating. Tunney has no shame.

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  4. Anonymous said...
    You guys have the best, funniest graphics of any blog!
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    Thank you, Anonymous. We try to maintain a little levity.

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  5. The police academy is pumping out tons of recruits. Afterwards, They are sent to the south and west side to stem the shooting. Maybe some of them could be rerouted to Lakeview.....to help the tax payers.....

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    1. Recruits haven't been assigned to 19 or 23 in about 10 years... Don't see that changing anytime soon either although I would welcome in some young eager cops

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  6. The neighborhood needs more officers during the overnight hours, being in a rap at 5:30 in the morning is insane.

    I know this is the elephant in the room but every entertainment area in a City attracts people plying their trade such as illegal drugs and prostitution.

    Maybe a self-imposed moratorium on doing business with these people might encourage them to go elsewhere. Supply and demand...

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  7. FYI - VERY brief coverage of "the
    walk," ABC channel 7

    http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=9202211

    Keep up the critically important,
    great job! Thank you!

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    1. I missed the coverage but somebody should contact the newsman/woman who covered it and inform them of the ridiculous amount of crimes right after for a followup. Thanks keep up the good work CWB

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  8. Also, CBS

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/08/10/lakeview-residents-stage-midnight-march-to-fight-crime/

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  9. The businesses on Clark and Halted sit by and remain silent is what I don't understand. Perhaps since the Cubs aren't asking for any City Money for the redo maybe Mayor Tiny Dancer/9 and 1/2 fingers could find some money somewhere for more security for the neighborhood. I would take private visible patrol at this point. Funny he finds money for all his pet projects like the Maggie Daley park etc. And last week added a management layer to Streets and San.

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  10. Anonymous Anonymous said...
    Also, CBS

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/08/10/lakeview-residents-stage-midnight-march-to-fight-crime/


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    "Despite the rash of street crimes, police said overall crime in the Town Hall District was down 19 percent in the first half of the year."

    There it is again. "Overall, crime is down." The CPD's new motto. Of course, it's "down" because there aren't enough cops to file reports. No report, no crime.

    CWB is preparing to launch an effort to completely eliminate the police department. Our understanding is that with no police, there will be no reports, and thus, there will be no crime. Who's in?

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  11. Anonymous said...
    FYI - VERY brief coverage of "the
    walk," ABC channel 7

    http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=9202211

    Keep up the critically important,
    great job! Thank you!
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    Will do, Anonymous! Thank you for caring about our neighborhood!

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  12. Reading all of this has me rethinking staying at market daze after dark to see Andy Bell, even though he's on my bucket list and at 52, that bucket seems to be getting awfully close. I have one comment. Instead of doing a walk and the usual blah blah blah asking for cops, just pick a Saturday, any Saturday and JUST STAY HOME. No Nookies, no Starbucks, no Sidetrack, no nuthin. Or better yet, come up to Mandersonville and check out the puppet show and Hamburger Mary's. You hit Northalsted Merchants in the pocketbook, you hit the alderman and the city in the pocketbook. That simple girl. Find your inner Palestinian and do a 24 hour strike. Followed up with a facial at SIR spa. You might find you want to move closer to the beach.

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  13. The city requires the Cubs to pay for a certain number of cops on duty at the stadium at Wrigley Field events. Not sure of the exact details.

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  14. Anonymous said...
    Reading all of this has me rethinking staying at market daze after dark to see Andy Bell, even though he's on my bucket list and at 52, that bucket seems to be getting awfully close. I have one comment. Instead of doing a walk and the usual blah blah blah asking for cops, just pick a Saturday, any Saturday and JUST STAY HOME. No Nookies, no Starbucks, no Sidetrack, no nuthin. Or better yet, come up to Mandersonville and check out the puppet show and Hamburger Mary's. You hit Northalsted Merchants in the pocketbook, you hit the alderman and the city in the pocketbook. That simple girl. Find your inner Palestinian and do a 24 hour strike. Followed up with a facial at SIR spa. You might find you want to move closer to the beach.

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    Naaah. Market Days is a blast and the festival itself is very safe during operating hours. We encourage you to enjoy it.

    We also recommend leaving the area by midnight and avoiding side streets after dark. Walk up to Addison and find your way home from there. Notice that we didn't recommend going to Belmont?

    We had a great time at MD today. Hope you'll enjoy it too.

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  15. They think if they repeat and keep repeating Crime is down people will believe it. Trouble is today there are blogs, Facebook and texting so it's hard to fool people like years ago before all of that. In fact they can't shut down a real blog from actual cops that tell the truth about Police Business. They have tried. I read Second City Cop daily. They government would like to quash all transparency. Just like with Snowden it's real troublesome to me how that metadata could be used for the wrong purpose that they collect. Like shutting down blogs and free speech. The reason they are against concealed carry is because they want to control Citizens rights.

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  16. < Saturday, any Saturday and JUST STAY HOME. No Nookies, no Starbucks, no Sidetrack, no nuthin. Or better yet, come up to Mandersonville and check out the puppet show and Hamburger Mary's. >

    My thoughts EXACTLY. I have told the Lakeview EAst CofC that in my annual mecca to Chicago, I will NOT go north of Belmont any longer.

    I will be in Andersonville one night, which is closer to the gay beach anyway, then perhaps head to Setlla's Edwardo's, Market Place, and Lincoln Park Zoo rather than Nookies, Melrose, Chi Diner, Steamworks, Lucky Horseshoe, Treasure Island, Fast & Fresh.

    I am looking forward to trying out Alexander's Restaurant and Deluxe Diner in mAndersonville.

    Boystown is not indispensable, sorry.

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  17. I commented earlier in the week, though I don't know if it made the comments, wondering how many would be beaten and robbed after the march disbanded.

    My intent was sarcasm, not always carried well in the social media world.

    Now, I'm just sad. I really hoped I would be wrong.

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