A love this quote from the trib this morning regarding a story of a thief being killed by a homeowner. Maybe an idea about how to deal with thess thugs."About two years ago, neighbors became concerned about drug dealers hanging out at the corner and turned on sprinklers to shoo them away. "They don't come around here because they know these crazy people are going to put the sprinklers on them," she said."
The following "Making My Neighborhood Safer" advice is taken directly from Tunney's website at http://www.44thward.org/safe-neighborhood/Work on problem buildingsOne bad building can ruin a whole block; one bad store can ruin a whole neighborhood, but you and your neighbors can help make a real difference when it comes to problem buildings. By working with police and other City Departments, you can help hold landlords or store owners accountable for criminal or nuisance activity that may be occurring on their property.Does this apply to the Center on Halsted and the Crib?
How many commenters on this blog are going on this walk tonight?
What a worthless publicity stunt. How well do these types of 'walks' work on the south side in response to people getting shot dead in the streets??Regardless, perhaps a few undercover sting operations and one of these robber/thugs being caught up in a 'police involved shooting' would be more suited to having these worthless scumbags steer clear of our area.
The walk is an easy thing to do to make people fell empowered while accomplishing absolutely nothing.
The walk is an easy thing to do to make people fell empowered while accomplishing absolutely nothing.===================================Sadly a ring of truth, but it also shows the thugs that the area can come together and hopefully rise up.
I'm not going to the march. I would if it was earlier. I'm suspicious the midnight time was done to discourage "regular folk" from attending. With Halsted Market Days starting tomorrow, our area will be full of late night drunks with iphones. Hey Thugs, enjoy the feast! Hope you guys here at CWB are well-rested. You're going to have a lot to report.
"I'm suspicious the midnight time was done to discourage "regular folk" from attending."Or, more logically, it's because it's the start of the witching hours in which most of the robberies and beatings are happening. I think the midnight walk makes sense. I will definitely be attending because it's better than whining from behind a computer screen. Doing *something* is better than doing nothing.
Point well-taken. I want to do something more.