Monday, August 19, 2013

ABC7 AIRS ROBBERY REPORT: Police Commander Blatantly Lies To The Public

ABC7's veteran investigative reporter Chuck Goudie's report on Boystown's robbery problem aired on Monday's 10PM newscast. The report is available online.

True to form, our district police commander still doesn't come clean with the truth about where people are being victimized:
"Frankly individuals are robbed walking through alleys, not paying attention to their surroundings," said CPD Commander Elias Voulgaris.
Frankly, commander, you are full of shit. Your lies will continue to cause people to get hurt.

Stop it.

Here is the truth about where people have been robbed in our neighborhood this year. 

Commander, you refuse to acknowledge that we have a serious problem. You have a CAPS sergeant who says the increase in robberies is due to the sudden popularity of quarter-century old bar strips in Wrigleyville and Boystown.

And now you're giving citizens false information. The public needs to know the truth about what is happening so they can make better decisions. How many people are going to believe you because you have a gold star and are an authoritative figure? How many are going to assume that the problem is largely in the alleys when, in fact, it is not.

You should be ashamed, commander. And demoted.

Commander, the CIA last week acknowledged the existence of Area 51. Surely you can man up and be honest with the public about what is happening outside their front doors.