I hope this doesn't have the opposite effect and bring more crime making us look like easy pickings.
Anonymous said...I hope this doesn't have the opposite effect and bring more crime making us look like easy pickings.----------------It's too late for that, Anonymous. We ARE easy pickings. The criminals already know that. It's the citizens who've been shielded from the information by our police department and politicians.Knowledge is power. Knowing about a potential problem allows one to take reasonable precautions. Not knowing puts people into a false sense of safety.If it's any consolation, we have a hunch that would-be attackers don't sit around the house watching the 10 o'clock news. ;-)
Don't put all your hope in a news story. It will take the continued efforts of residents to turn this problem around.
Anonymous said...Don't put all your hope in a news story. It will take the continued efforts of residents to turn this problem around.--------------------And there you have it. This is a long journey with a couple of partners (politicians, police execs) who are itching to bail out of the bus at the first possible moment. CWB is committed.
Ultimately, this all comes down to Rahm and McCarthy, with Daley as a footnote. Daley tried to save money, and slowed down police hiring. Rahm came in and continued the trend (no matter what he said/lied about more officers on the street), and even eliminated 1400 police vacancies with the stroke of a pen. McCarthy, influenced by Rahm, has depleted and neglected the taxpaying north side neighborhoods, and now the effects are becoming blatantly clear. Rahm has done more damage to this city in 2+ yrs. than Daley did in 22. The ONLY way is to keep the pressure on, and in approx. a yr and a half, VOTE HIM OUT!! Rahm doesn't like to be questioned or challenged. When he doesn't want to answer a question , he walks away. Keep pressing him. Don't let him sidestep or dismiss the issues. CWB...you have no idea what you have started here. This blog is a truthful, accurate, tool that has shed quite a bit of light on something the Administration wants to keep a lid on. Wrigleyville, Boystown, Michigan Av., Downtown, the Lakefront....all tourist draws---all filled with south and west side predators, who create havoc in nice areas. Keep going to community meetings. Keep calling your alderman and demand answers. Vote these people out if they aren't doing the job. Keep reporting suspicious activity. Put political correctness in the drawer. If something looks wrong, report it. Organize, march, protest!! March on City Hall. He's the guy calling ALL the shots. Nothing gets done without rahm's approval. Readers of this blog, tell your neighbors about it. Have them check it out. The larger the voice, the more it will be heard. CWB, don't let up. You are doing a great service to your community and a great job.
Rahm is so arrogant, and with his approval ratings not yet threatening him, the only force he need reckon with are Moody credit downgrades. Moody's should be made aware of Rahm's attacks and affects on the profitable North Side areas and how it will affect revenue. I think this webpage should be printed and Fed-Ex'd every week to them.He will simply not listen to the North Side taxpayers directly . As Leona Helmsley once put it, "only little people pay taxes', and that's where he comes from.
"Don't put all your hope in a news story. It will take the continued efforts of residents to turn this problem around."This segment on Channel 7 News is the result of the continued efforts of residents. Without the initiative of a neighborhood resident it never would have happened.
Bravo for having this story brought to the attention of the masses!
Michael is correct. Private citizens within our neighborhood took it upon themselves to get the word out to local media.They decided to DO something.Well done!
Yes, residents got ABC 7 to do a story. My point was that people should not get all their hopes up that this will be the magic solution. It will take the continued effort of residents in order for positive change to occur. That said, good job with this accomplishment.
Anonymous Anonymous said...Yes, residents got ABC 7 to do a story. My point was that people should not get all their hopes up that this will be the magic solution. It will take the continued effort of residents in order for positive change to occur. That said, good job with this accomplishment.-------------Got it. Hopefully, most people are aware that TV shows don't fix problems. The first step in getting to a long-term solution is to make the public aware of it. This blog does that to some extend. Other media to greater extents. As we said before, we are on a long journey with partners who are itching to jump off at the first chance.http://crimeinboystown.blogspot.com/2013/08/time-warp-with-bit-of-mind-flip-youre.html