Thursday, August 01, 2013

NEAR TERM STEPS: Tunney Releases Full CPD Alert, Announces Community Walk

Alderman Tunney has posted the complete CPD alert regarding armed robberies in which offenders approach victims on the street and rob them at gunpoint. The offenders often escape in a vehicle.

CWB believes there are far more robberies connected to this operation dating back to early July.

The alderman's site includes a link to a PDF that you can download, print, and distribute.

He also announces that saturation teams will work the area and a community walk has been organized for August 9 at midnight.

All are good short-term steps. Full details are on the Alderman's web page.

Thank you, Alderman.

We sincerely look forward to hearing about long-term solutions.

18 comments:

  1. Can we carry torches and pitchforks at that community walk?

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  2. He sees his aldermanic kingdom crumbling before his eyes. Maybe he'll bring cinnamon buns to the meeting Monday night.

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  3. So if it starts at Midnight, walkers will be back home and cozy in their beds by 2am when the activity starts kicking up.

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  4. paul@justoneperson.netAug 2, 2013, 1:36:00 AM

    So if it starts at Midnight, walkers will be back home and cozy in their beds by 2am when the activity starts kicking up.
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    Yeah. Funny that. And Um, arent they setting up for Market Days that Friday night?

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  5. I can't help but wonder what the out-of-towners coming in for Market Days will think when they see "community walkers" trying to act as police agents. This will lead to questions (and answers) about how this neighborhood has turned into a sewer of crime. Next step: tourism falls off. I bet Tunney feels like he has a feather in his cap by being part of this "walk." Yep, aldermanic kingdom crumbling -- already crumbled, in fact. Too little, too late, Tommie.

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  6. In my understanding of gangs studying their methods within a historical context in college, our neighborhood is now under a gang affiliated group. It's why we have been "marked" by all this spray paint. All these robberies are connected. It's obvious. It's the same gang. Probably 40 members and all are "taught" how to rob each victim. It is why in many cases a car, SUV or whatever is waiting around the corner to drive them off. Secondly, a gang would collect said phones, wallets, CC numbers, etc and sell them on the black market in bulk. That's how they make their money and hide behind these bulk sales. Now you probably wonder what they need the credit cards and misc personal info, that gets sold to bigger criminals to steal your identity via hacking which pays for more drugs to be moved into the neighborhood. It's a vicious cycle.. So it's a bigger operation than I think our alderman knows he is facing. We need a stronger alderman willing to fight back. We just have to find which gang claims our neighborhood as their territory.

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  7. At least it is a start. Everyone making comments should show up for the walk. The more people the better. It will show Tunney that people are serious even if he picked a night there are a lot of people setting up for Market Days.. Challenge him to come back on Saturday night and the following weeeknd and the weekends after that.. So stop sitting in front of your computers commenting and get out there and do something. Go to Caps meeting, attend this walk etc. so far there are a lot of negative comments, barbs and jabs on this web site but no one seems to be stepping away from their computers and doing something. The people that live on the hot spots for crime should be gathering with their neighbors and forming positive loitering groups to show the gangs they are serious. This blog is great but people need to get out on the streets. @Michael, you make a lot of comments, why don't you get a positive loitering group to meet up on Halsted to hang out at 3 in the morning until 5 or 6 am on a Sunday morning after the bars close for Saturday night?

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  8. CWB: I, too, take note of the many snippy and bemoaning comments made to your crime reporting posts. I don't live in the 'hood, but me and others outside of your area are loving the reporting you and your team are doing to force Tunney into action.

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  9. billyjoe said...
    CWB: I, too, take note of the many snippy and bemoaning comments made to your crime reporting posts. I don't live in the 'hood, but me and others outside of your area are loving the reporting you and your team are doing to force Tunney into action
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    Thank you for your positive words and your readership, billyjoe.

    As you can imagine, a lot of frustration has built up in the community over the past few years and that does not always bubble to the surface in warm and fuzzy ways.

    You should see the stuff that doesn't make it through the moderators. Ooof!

    Have a fun, safe weekend!

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  10. This is an amazing site. Although Tunney is just window-dressing things, as he always tends to blame the victim rather than the criminal, so to be politically correct, for whatever reason, this is an about-face for him. He may only admit the problem for a week or so, though, then proclaim things are "turning around." If you look at all the criminal property damage gangs are using to proclaim their territory, things are truly frightening. All you have to do is to look at the REAL gang symbols and one can perceive (to use Tunney's and the CPDs terminology) that the neighborhood is being strangled by thugs from without.

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  11. Keep commenting...keep commenting...keep commenting. A stroll through the neighborhood is a...well, it's a gesture. Hopefully, it's a start. Police can't keep me 100% safe to be sure. But an increased and consistent police presence in our neighborhood is a sign to the thugs, that there are better pickings elsewhere. It appears right now, that based on recent crime activity it has been determined that this area is easy pickings.
    Keep up the snarky comments...don't stop until real action is accomplished. "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”
    I have a job. I work long and hard days, and I pay my taxes. Organizing loitering groups isn't one of them. If I had the time to do that, I would be back home by 10:30 getting ready for the next day of my work. Reality.
    We must demand more of those in power, we are taxpayers, and right now...we are unsafe.
    Tunney HATES the commentary on his facebook page...he hates it. It's moved him into action though, and we won't stop. It's public, and like it or not, we'll sit here on our computers, and agitate...agitate...agitate...

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  12. why don't you get a positive loitering group to meet up on Halsted to hang out at 3 in the morning until 5 or 6 am on a Sunday morning after the bars close for Saturday night?

    Well because Police have guns and positive loitering groups do not have guns. This will change next year.

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  13. Positive loitering has worked so well in Uptown. It was "up and coming" since 1950, "turning around" since 1999....and look at it now.

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  14. Tom Funney must think we can't see through his sudden interest in admitting there is a huge increase in crime here. Clearly the Inside Booster influenced his public relations move. Don't be fooled by just one person. Especially if that one person is Alderman Funney!

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  15. yeah, back pedaling like no tomorrow now
    after his "fuzzy math" story didn't quite sell
    after HJ.com and SCC blogs jumped his azz on it.once an aldercreature gets the feeling
    " if i don't do it,..
    they will get
    someone that can.

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  16. Conceal and carry.....best solution....fight back.

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