Sunday, August 25, 2013

LIAR LIAR: Pants On Fire

A reader forwarded an email exchange that he had with an executive within the Chicago Police Department about our neighborhood's crime problem, specifically beat 1924's rank as #1 for robberies over the past 90 days.

The executive wrote, "Beat 1924 has been number 1 in robberies for the last 6 years yet you choose to attack me. You must have an agenda."

By now, you've probably guessed that the exec's claim that 1924 has been #1 for 6 years is yet another in the long list of lies the department has produced in lieu of improved police protection.

It took us roughly 4 minutes to prove his latest statement wrong, mainly because we had to use Excel and most of us CWBers hate that program. We pulled all robberies in 2010 for just the 8th district:

Robberies on beat 823 in 2010: 141
Robberies on beat 825 in 2010: 157
Robberies within the boundaries of current beat 1924 in 2010: Fewer than 100.

Since the CPD realigned police beats after 2010, we had to filter area robbery history a few times in order to whittle all of Lake View's 2010 robberies down to those within current beat 1924. We stopped wasting time once we realized that the number of robberies would be under 100.

And, no, Mr. Police Executive, we won't calculate the totals for the other 300 beats over the course of six years. And we're equally certain you won't release that information, either. Liar.

PS--If you want to know what it's like to be "attacked," go ask any of the slew of victims who were beaten and robbed while you continued your lies this weekend. They know what it's like to be attacked. You, sir, are merely being fact-checked.

8 comments:

  1. Who was the police executive?

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  2. Anonymous said...
    Who was the police executive?
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  3. This is so out of control the lies from Rahm & Company it's down right disgusting. This good citizens of Chicago are powerless over the thugs robing us on the street during the day and the elected thugs lying to us constantly. What can we do? How do we hold Rahm and Company accountable? He is putting all the resources in to Safe Passages because he closed schools. Rahm has destroyed the Chicago Public Schools and the CPD. What is up with this guy Rahm. Heck Blagovich would be a better Mayor. At let me bring up another point they paid so much overtime early in the warm weather to get the numbers down now they are way over budget. The simple solution is no matter how you slice up/combine districts you need enough manpower. So combining districts was a zero sum gain.

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  4. Remember in 2010 the boundaries for bt 1924 were different.

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  5. I think the CPD leadership is more interested in looking good with the social organizations and entertainment businesses of Boystown than protect residents. I love how they want to paint us as having an agenda for wanting to be safe.

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  6. Anonymous said...
    Remember in 2010 the boundaries for bt 1924 were different.
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    Hi anonymous. We are very much aware of that. As we wrote, the area of >current beat 1924< had fewer than 100 robberies.

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  7. "I think the CPD leadership is more interested in looking good with the social organizations and entertainment businesses of Boystown than protect residents."

    I spoke to a number of business owners on Halsted, including two boystown bar owners and none of them are happy in the least. I was also advised by several of those owners to talk to another bar owner on Halsted who is also furious at what is happening. If the CPD leadership is trying to look good with them it's not working.

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  8. Michael said...
    "I think the CPD leadership is more interested in looking good with the social organizations and entertainment businesses of Boystown than protect residents."

    I spoke to a number of business owners on Halsted, including two boystown bar owners and none of them are happy in the least. I was also advised by several of those owners to talk to another bar owner on Halsted who is also furious at what is happening. If the CPD leadership is trying to look good with them it's not working.
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    It's all comes from Rahm Emanuel he is the problem here, he tells CPD what do to do. A lot of the those businesses supported Rahm. Actually most did he talked a good game. But lets place the blame where it goes CPD takes order from Mayor Rahm Emanuel. What Rahm isn't saying is he won't hire more police until he can bust the Union pensions or as they call it in Springfield Pension reform. Rahm knew coming in we needed a lot more police. Instead they are wasting resources on Maggie Daley Park and Safe Passage signs and routes. It's like comedy skit. Two bangers get into an argument, they both have guns and look up and see the Safe Passage sign and say to each other wait we need to move to fight elsewhere this is Safe Passage route. Laughable, Hollywood couldn't make this stuff up. And what the children didn't walk to school before in gang infested routes? Let's be real and place blame on Mayor Rahm Emanuel he controls the CPD, the Alderman and everything. There is no independent Police Chief or Alderman. We need to keep repeating Rahm Emanuel is Proplem it's just a perception that McJersey has any say.

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