Not sure if you've heard, but our Commander Voulgaris and Alderman Tunney do not put much faith in statistics. I WANT THIS TO BE ADDRESSED AT TONIGHTS CAPS MEETING!!
Has anybody considered talking to The Guardian Angels for a few late weekend night presence?
Perhaps Commander Voulgaris' statistics from last night about declining crime rates vs. last year should be re-examined in the context of this February article which indicated... "police officers are no longer responding in person to reports of a vehicle theft, garage burglary, or crime where the victim is “safe, secure and not in need of medical attention” and the offender is “not on the scene and not expected to return immediately.”http://news.msn.com/us/chicago-police-no-longer-responding-to-all-911-calls
The stats are dropping because no cops to take the complaints.
The stats are dropping because no cops to take the complaints. ===========Correction: Complaints are NOT being signed by people who "just wanted to go home."
People are afraid to sign complaints because the thugs will be right back on the street and there is no police presence to deter retaliation.
Anonymous said..."People are afraid to sign complaints because the thugs will be right back on the street and there is no police presence to deter retaliation."The very reason the thugs will be right back on the street IS because complaints aren't signed. Getting your stuff back isn't enough. The community needs to send a message that they WILL prosecute, that the thugs WILL go to jail. Get some neighbors involved with the court advocacy program and go to court in mass. Send a message to the judge and to the thugs. Some other comments about bad businesses were dead on. Make them accountable. There is a lot that the community can do to improve conditions.