Thursday, August 08, 2013

SIGN OF THE TIMES: Flyer Available For Download And Distribution

Awww, snap!

Our CWB readers have come through again. Now available for download is this crisp, simple, and informative one-sheet that everyone is invited to print out, post, and share.

This is a perfect way for businesses to remind their customers to stay safe.

It's ideal for sharing with doe-eyed Market Days visitors who may not be fully aware of Chicago's, uh, tourist offerings.

These flyers are thin enough to slide under your neighbors' doors and light weight enough to be posted on community bulletin boards with nothing more than a staple or thumbtack. Pure genius.

Printing out, sharing, and posting a few of these is a great way for each of us to do our part to get the word out as we work toward a safer neighborhood.

Thank you, Anonymous!
CLICK HERE for the PDF designed for home printers and general use. (61kb)

CLICK HERE for the PDF designed for digital (full bleed) devices. (61kb)

UPDATE: Fixed a typo@ 10:50AM

24 comments:

  1. This needs to be posted in every restaurant, bar, nightclub and residence in the neighborhood. Good job gang!

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  2. Great idea on the flyers and equally great idea to post any suspicious activity on www.crowdfynd.com so we can help others not become victims and be aware in real-time to what's happening around us!

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  3. Make sure this gets posted at Ann Sathers!

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  4. Anonymous said...
    Make sure this gets posted at Ann Sathers!

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    Great idea! Let's swing by with a handful and see if they'll post them.

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  5. I will start distributing theses TODAY! The printer at work is going to get quite a workout :)

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  6. Post at Ann Sathers, AND the 19th District!

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  7. < Good job gang! >

    Watch that word "gang", plz !

    Don't forget the "other" Ann Sathers near the Best Western.

    Tape them inside bus shelters faster than CTA can tear them down ?

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  8. Jeff on BuckinghamAug 8, 2013, 12:34:00 PM

    Thank you for taking the time to make this flyer. I will be posting it in the entryway of my building today.

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  9. Just remember that the robbery numbers should be higher than are reported. Why you ask? Well not too long ago Supt. McCartjy had all strong arm robberies or smash and grab as we call them, I.e. run up, push, and grab said property from victim, depriving them of it's use, etc... reclassified into theft from persons. All thefts from persons when force is used is really a strong arm robbery according to FBI/UCR crime classification. By decalssifyng a S/A to a theft from person you are effectively killing crime. It won't be long before the FBI puts put a disclaimer about CPD's crime reporting stats. Also Commander Voulgaris has no control about closing the lockup. We all want it open, cause it causes us to be down an an extra 45-90 minutes on arrests waiting for a transport to Belmont and Western which is still open and fully functioning as a police facility. The policy for merging the districts and closing the lock up came from the5th floor of city hall. Also the 019th district has lost 75-90 police officers since the merger and about 17 supervisors without one officer transferring in. So manpower is down 30% in the 019th district if not more, due to retirements, promotions and many officers wanting to leave this place. Also on midnights about 3-5 beat cars are down due to mapower shortages, which means that you, the citizen, do not have any beat car working on the beat you live, and is there any wonder why robberies are out of control in 019? All this information is out there you just gotta know how to find it and whom to ask, for I know many officers of the 019th district are just fed up and are willing to relate the shortages they face on a day by day basis.

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  10. As bad as Tunney is, voting him out is not even half the battle. RAHM is the root cause, will require a city-wide effort, and it will be far more difficult to dislodge. Slamming him at every opportunity in letters to the Trib and S-T is bare minimal what you can do, and put him on the defensive. The only higher authority he answers to right now are credit rating agencies.

    None of the police techniques that NYC started using 20+ years ago by Gulliani and Bratton exist in Chicago, and NYC has not been this bad since the 1970's. Chicago needs to research them, hire consultants, and implement them. Not happening with this crooked, arrogant inept, excuse of a mayor.

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  11. Blame Rahm for all of this. He hired McJersey, closed/merged districts. The manpower shortfall has been known for over 5 years now. You get what you vote for.

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  12. None of the police techniques that NYC started using 20+ years ago by Gulliani and Bratton exist in Chicago, and NYC has not been this bad since the 1970's. Chicago needs to research them, hire consultants, and implement them. Not happening with this crooked, arrogant inept, excuse of a mayor.

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    More Police on the ground is the answer period. You don't have to do a expensive study or hire consultants etc. boots on the ground keeps crime down. Do you think the perps would be so bold if there was actually cops on the beats. Yes Rahm is the problem period. He calls the shots. Rahm hates Police Officers and Firefighters. Also concealed carry would help. It would only take a one of two perps getting capped in Wrigleyville and they would steer clear of the hood.

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  13. There are techniques to be learned, such as 4 shifts with overlaps, gang infiltration, holding precinct commanders responsible for their stats, arrests for minor offenses like turnstile jumping. More cops in of itself will not be sufficient without other measures.

    The precinct commander we have doctoring stats, playing denial, and lashing out at constituents would be getting his resume in order if this were NYC. Concealed weapons are not allowed in NYC either and has 1/3rd the murder rate. Your weapon will most likely be taken off of you when ganged upon 4 against one, your head bloodied into delirium, then used against you. Not an answer.

    Rahm is a bumbling CEO, not a mayor, therefore dislikes overhead expenses. He can run a Presidential campaign and a White House staff, but is not good for much else political, except for maybe Dog-Catcher in Skokie.

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  14. i just put it on my fb.

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  15. First off 4 shifts don't work, never have, never will, so this is a non issue. Second we have District not precincts. Third , there has never been any accountability of district commanders or DC's because they are politically appointed regardless of how inept they are for the job. Fourth, you will not be over taken by 4 thugs if you have a weapon, cause when you shoot the first and or second the rest will run away, believe me it WILL happen. If YOU choose not to carry so be it, but I'd rather be judged by 12 then carried by 6. We live in a very dangerous city with very bad people running around looking for prey, human prey. I know the criminal element after dealing with it for 20 plus years, if they suspect you are armed they move along to look for the most vulnerable. Remember if your with a group of people in the jungle and a lion starts to chase after your group, you don't have to run the fastest, you just have to run faster than the slowest, criminals are like that, they look for the easy prey, they don't want confrontation from a possibly armed victim, FACTS not opinion back this up. Till then be safe and don't present yourself as easy prey...

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  16. Rahm is carrying the torch for seeds planted during the Daley years.
    He is not the root cause.
    Knowing an insider working for years & years providing 3rd party
    services at the CPD training academy for new recruits, I know that the attrition rate (retiring and officers given sweet early retirement packages) far out numbered the recruitment rate.
    The lack of officers we suffer today was years & years in the making.
    Pre-Rahm.
    Certainly he can be doing more. And I think very little of him, but please stop such short term thinking. It does us no good appearing that we haven't done our research.
    Just like Tunney. Had he started to assert himself years ago, lets say starting in 2007 when he was robbed at gunpoint on a Saturday afternoon, we could very well not be watching our community sense of safety crumble before our eyes.

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  17. Rahm is carrying the torch for seeds planted during the Daley years.
    He is not the root cause.
    Knowing an insider working for years & years providing 3rd party
    services at the CPD training academy for new recruits, I know that the attrition rate (retiring and officers given sweet early retirement packages) far out numbered the recruitment rate.
    The lack of officers we suffer today was years & years in the making.
    Pre-Rahm.
    Certainly he can be doing more. And I think very little of him, but please stop such short term thinking. It does us no good appearing that we haven't done our research.
    Just like Tunney. Had he started to assert himself years ago, lets say starting in 2007 when he was robbed at gunpoint on a Saturday afternoon, we could very well not be watching our community sense of safety crumble before our eyes.
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    You are correct but Daley and been gone for awhile now so it's Rahm deal you can't go backwards in the past. The present is we have crime and they could easily hire 2500 officers this year and fast track the program for recruits with military experience. Rahm is like Obama always blaming the last guy. If Rahm was CEO of any company he would be fired by now.

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  18. This is excellent and hope all will post it everywhere possible. Hate to ask the OP for more, but could we get version as well that says "Lakeview" instead of "Boystown"? The problem is wider than that, and this needs to be posted everywhere possible from the lake to Southport and beyond.

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  19. I agree, or maybe "Lakeview East".
    "Boystown" makes it sound like this is a solely a gay issue and gay-bashing is the motive. It's not. It is Gang Initiation and now bleeding into Lincoln Park..

    Wrigleyville and Boystown may be 2 different neighborhoods, but the fact is you can walk from one to the other in 10 minutes, and so do the thugs.

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  20. Well I dont mean to split hairs, but technically Boystown and Wrigleyville are not really "neighborhoods", they are "pockets" with the larger neighborhood known as Lakeview.

    But yes, I agree, we need to update the flyer to reference "Lakeview", as the crime wave is pushing west into the pocket known as Southpirt Corridor and as the other person mentioned, is also moving south into Lincoln Park.

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  21. Jeff on BuckinghamAug 8, 2013, 6:49:00 PM

    Where's the blog where I can post why Boystown should not be called Boystown anymore? I have some comments to post there!

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  22. Did anyone at the meeting address the raps (Radio Assignment Pending) that have been discussed here? If so, what was the response?

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  23. Well I dont mean to split hairs, but technically Boystown and Wrigleyville are not really "neighborhoods", they are "pockets" with the larger neighborhood known as Lakeview.
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    Hi Anonymous! Thanks for being a part of the blog and sharing your full comments. We really appreciate it!

    Of course, we use the term "neighborhood" in the general, widely understood way. But, yes, there is a Chicago meaning to neighborhood, too.

    Not to be sticklers. Oh, okay. Exactly to be sticklers, Boystown and Wrigleyville are Chicago neighborhoods. They are NOT official Chicago communities.

    We sense that you could win some money in a bar bet with this info.

    Aaand, just for the record, when we refer to Wrigleyville and Boystown, we're talking about the general area, not the strictly-defined areas. Who decided that "Boystown" is only on the east side of Halsted? Cray-cray.

    Chicago Neighborhoods
    http://www.cityofchicago.org/dam/city/depts/doit/general/GIS/Chicago_Maps/Citywide_Maps/City_Neighborhoods_poster.pdf

    Chicago Community Areas
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_areas_in_Chicago

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  24. None of the police techniques that NYC started using 20+ years ago by Gulliani and Bratton exist in Chicago, and NYC has not been this bad since the 1970's. Chicago needs to research them, hire consultants, and implement them. Not happening with this crooked, arrogant inept, excuse of a mayor.

    When Bratton took over he told Guiliani that for the tactics to work he needed a lot more cops on the street. In less than 2 years the NYPD went from 36,000 to 39,000officers. What worked were not only the tactics, but the increase in manpower.

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