Monday, August 19, 2013

QUESTION: Does This Seem Normal?

Broad strokes here. Big broad strokes. Is it "normal" for there to be six strong arm robberies here within 5 hours? If this is normal, just say so.

Plotting of strong arm robberies between 12:45AM and 5:19AM on 11 August 2013
Image:  Chicago Police Department via CWB reader "T"

8 comments:

  1. Read DNA's info for Lakeview! Tunney is now co-hosting self-defense classes at Thousand Waves Martial Arts on Belmont. Do you believe it? To me, co-hosting self-defense classes proves that Tunney, who has told us for at least four years that crime in Lakeview is his number one concern, either cannot or will not do anything about crime in Lakeview. In my opinion, but I guess not his, crimes are not caused by "opportunities," but crimes are caused by criminals. It's wrong for us to walk on the sidewalk with a phone, but no one in power EVER says that it's wrong for the thief to molest us in order to steal what he wants. The lack of police presence is sending a message. And the Gangs are "perceiving" the message. Gangs are moving in. The gang symbols all over the place prove it. Soon, will we be told that by having nice things in our homes in Lakeview that WE are providing an opportunity to the thugs for burglaries to happen? Will we soon be told that we should only have a folding table, folding chairs and a transistor radio in our homes so as not to provide an opportunity for criminals? The fact that we are now being advised to take self-defense classes can only prove that we, the residents of Lakeview, have been abandoned by the police, the alderman and the mayor. We are truly on our own! Shameful and pathetic. I guess I should just SHUT UP and pay my taxes!

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  2. That is not normal......definitely NOT! After the second robbery, in any area, within a short time of the first, the 19th District needs to move more personnel into the area...and keep them there. My guess is that this is the same offenders, or maybe 2 crews, acting with impunity. Commander Voulgaris needs to adjust his hours, and be out here personally on Friday and Saturday evenings from midnight to four or five A.M. to coordinate efforts when this stuff occurs.

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  3. Anonymous said...
    That is not normal......definitely NOT! After the second robbery, in any area, within a short time of the first, the 19th District needs to move more personnel into the area...and keep them there. My guess is that this is the same offenders, or maybe 2 crews, acting with impunity. Commander Voulgaris needs to adjust his hours, and be out here personally on Friday and Saturday evenings from midnight to four or five A.M. to coordinate efforts when this stuff occurs.
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    There is certainly a lot going on, Anonymous.

    We have been quite critical of the commander's PR vs. law enforcement efforts, to say the least. At the same time, we can tell you that he is on the street with some regularity, although he does not stick around much past 2 a.m. That's when the fun begins.

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  4. I am tired of crime apologists telling me that I should expect and accept these things because I live in a city.

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  5. I am sure Voulgaris is preparing for damage control BS after Channel 7 does their thing tonight. No time for work.

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  6. The stickers on the map looked like gas masks for a minute then remembered I live in Boystown, not Iraq! Then I remembered it is becoming just as dangerous with all of these strong armed and gun wielding criminals.

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  7. I had some friends over and in the early morning on Aug 11th, one of the girls who was over left to buy cigarettes at the Gold Crown Liquor store around 12:30-1:00a.m. She was from out of town, and did not think to have anybody go with her, she had her purse taken via strong arm on Cornelia Ave between Clark St. and Seminary Ave.

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  8. Growing up in Chicago I always felt that the city handled the whole gang situation very badly, because they never really dealt with the situation they just sort of shooed them away for awhile.

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