Saturday, September 14, 2013

A COMPLETE, UNMITIGATED, INEXCUSABLE DISASTER: 7 Robberies Overnight, 4 At Gunpoint

After enjoying 48 hours of peace and quiet yesterday morning, we begged everyone to keep it quiet so we don't jinx it.

Too late.

Friday night into this morning was another unmitigated disaster, with at least SEVEN robberies reported in Wrigleyville, Boystown, and adjacent Lake View.

• Two beatings/robberies.

• Four robberies at gunpoint, including one outside of Boytown's largest club during business hours.

• A woman robbed at knifepoint as her 2-year-old sat nearby

Full details are laid out in the CWB reports that follow.
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9 comments:

  1. This area has become Englewood north! Enough is enough!

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  2. To the guys at CWB, thank you for posting the link to the petition our neighborhood group issued.

    In addition to our neighborhood group (Citizens For A Safer Lakeview)I know of several others that have formed in recent weeks. This petition can can provide much needed weight to all of these neighborhood groups as we work to pressure our elected officials and police department to address the intolerable crime problem in this area in a meaningful way. Take a moment to read through the comments people have been leaving. It truly is the neighborhood speaking with one voice. They are not individual stories, they are the story of this community. Not everyone has the time or inclination to become personally involved, but it only takes a moment to sign the petition, and every name added is important. So thank you to everyone who has signed, and if any of you can pass it around to your friends, neighbors, building associations local businesses that would be greatly appreciated.

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  3. I'm really surprised at this. (No sarcasm). It was almost cold last night. Usually on the first few days of colder weather the gangbangers don't come out.

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    1. Unfortunately, that is " old school" thinking, but certainly an understandable belief. January of this year was horrendous. The relief that winter brings had been lessened in the pay couple of years.

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  4. Why do the police let these animals take over the streets here at night?? Why can't they bring in other units to help even on the weekends like they do Everyday to sit on corners on the south and west side.

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  5. Do not point blame at the police. The police have their hands tied. The city and politicians have given Chicago to the criminals. The police are seen as the bad guys, and the criminals are seen as the good guys. Live with it.

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  6. Anonymous said...
    Do not point blame at the police. The police have their hands tied. The city and politicians have given Chicago to the criminals. The police are seen as the bad guys, and the criminals are seen as the good guys. Live with it.
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    Unfortunately, Anonymous, there's too much of that type of thinking around here. It's not that group's fault, it's not some other group's responsibility, it's not my clients who are committing crimes, it's not Tom Tunney's fault, it's not the police department's fault.

    Guess what? Yes it is. It's everyone's fault and everyone's responsibility to, in a figurative sense, keep their yard clean. You run the police department? Deploy your forces appropriately, reinstate atrophied district rolls, and be the police. You have a service that draws people to the neighborhood? Your responsibility to the community does not end at your front door. Everyone's responsible.

    Live with that.

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    1. So now your saying that the average beat officer or Tac officer have the resources to put troops as you called it where there needed? Well obviously you know nothing about how this city works and no it is not the fault of the "everyday" average beat copper or tac copper the things you just described above are the "bosses" or the mayors office even alderman NOT policeman & women. So you know what your talking about next time. And as far as who's fault I can say with a pretty big certainty that ALOT has to do with the police officers hands being tied especially in this area and how in the past when things weren't as bad alot people in these areas portrayed the police as bad guys and wanted to be against the police well now things aren't going that way and now the animal is here and regular normal people are there prey and all of a sudden it's where are the police there not here enuf or there not doing anything. Well sorry but this is the type of police force that alot of the people in this area wanted for Sooooo long and now it's here.

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  7. Unfortunately, Anonymous, there's too much of that type of thinking around here. It's not that group's fault, it's not some other group's responsibility, it's not my clients who are committing crimes, it's not Tom Tunney's fault, it's not the police department's fault.

    Guess what? Yes it is. It's everyone's fault and everyone's responsibility to, in a figurative sense, keep their yard clean. You run the police department? Deploy your forces appropriately, reinstate atrophied district rolls, and be the police. You have a service that draws people to the neighborhood? Your responsibility to the community does not end at your front door. Everyone's responsible.

    Live with that.

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    I think the OPs point was, there are only so many police to go around, and we're a couple thousand (no joke) short. The actual on-the-ground/bike/car police have to go where they're assigned. I too would appreciate a redistribution of forces, but McShitstain & Rahm-a-ding-dong aren't interested. And unfortunately we all have to deal with that, for now.

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