Thursday, August 01, 2013

TAG: You're It!

Image: CWB Reader
As we walked past Chipotle down on Diversey and Clark this week, we couldn't help but notice huge, giant swaths of graffiti on the exterior of the new build-out at 606 W. Diversey, next to Chipotle. The markings have been scrubbed off, but you can still see the shadows of them there.

Then, this morning, a CWB reader sent us the picture above. Classy. Notice that they even managed to deface the top of the billboard above "iPad." 

We also received an email recently from a reader who snapped pictures of apparent gang tags around the neighborhood, including one on or next to the Inter-American Magnet School, which sits behind the 19th district police station.

Here are his pictures, some of which are clearly gang-related, as well as others that we could not get a consensus interpretation of.

The reader wrote: "The first set are from the Lake Shore Drive tunnel between Waveland and Addison. New ones pop up as soon as they are cleaned. The rest are near residential and business locations in Boystown."









15 comments:

  1. A lot of those will come off with goof off (tiles). The rest have to be graffiti blasted

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  2. I guess Tunney would call this a "perception." I would love to help pass out flyers or what have you. FYI, I stopped in the Addison (street) police station to inquire about the meeting about the Crib and the general CAPS meeting. The officers were very evasive.

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  3. They also require the consent of the building owner before graffiti blasters can come in. Some of those are over a month old.

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  4. Paul@justoneperson.netAug 1, 2013, 3:12:00 PM

    "The officers were very evasive."

    How evasive are we talking? Remember who might have spoken to?

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  5. "FYI, I stopped in the Addison (street) police station to inquire about the meeting about the Crib and the general CAPS meeting. The officers were very evasive."

    The meeting about the Crib is Monday night at 7...come and bring as many people as you can.

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  6. Regarding the Crib meeting, how do you plan to effectively deal with social workers who have such a warped view of the world that they can think we should all be bending over backwards to provide safe housing for people who "can't deal well with rules"?????

    Both the Crib and the Center on Halsted deal with people who never face any consequences for bad behavior. Their bad behavior is further encouraged by those organizations condoning it.

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  7. Don't worry. It's just one person...errr..maybe?

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  8. We are feeling the fallout of mental health services being cut.

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  9. If its on the outside of the building you don't need the consent of the buliding's owner.

    Unless they need to get a key from them to get to graffiti'ed area.

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  10. How do gangbangers climb up there to spray paint at a busy intersection?

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  11. #5 is quite possibly
    Spanish Gangster disciples putting down
    LKN
    not sure but seems to be going that way

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  12. #3 down i s a king sign putting down "possibly"
    outlaw gangsters disciples

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  13. Anonymous said...
    #5 is quite possibly
    Spanish Gangster disciples putting down
    LKN
    not sure but seems to be going that way
    Friday, 02 August, 2013
    Anonymous said...
    #3 down i s a king sign putting down "possibly"
    outlaw gangsters disciples
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    Thank you for sharing your insight, Anonymous. Let us know if you have others.

    We were going to call this post "Pitchforks and Crowns, and iPads! Oh, my!" but we didn't think most folks would get it. Or people, for that matter.

    Great thanks for your contribution and readership.

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  14. Is there a particular gang symbol I need to flash to get the discounted meeting space at CoH?

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  15. THIS is why Chicago has major Gang problem. Its leadership is too stupid to see the warning signs until it is too late. Putting 2 + 2 together:

    - an exponential increase in robberies
    - gang grafitti

    And all these crooked morons do is play denial, then resume with their crooked pay-to-play antics.

    The CPD should be seized away from the Mayor and put under State control. The top echelon needs to be ousted. We do that in NJ with failing school systems.

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