Sunday, October 06, 2013

REFRESHING: Well-Staffed Night Brings No Reported Street Violence

For the first time in 10 weeks, we got through a Saturday night/Sunday morning without running out of officers.

There were no major non-domestic issues in the area.

"Only" two of the district's 15 beats did not have beat cars assigned to patrol them, which is a significant improvement over recent weekends, not to mention Friday night.

All in all, it was nice.
Image: Walgreens

12 comments:

  1. I am staying in a hotel on Diversey and saw some dude was hit by a bus in front of Starbucks yesterday.
    Otherwise, just brohams and trixies happily running around beer-soaked in the fall weather.

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  2. Well obviously they were out strong arming people in the afternoon. Criminals need a night off and beauty sleep too!

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  3. Hate to burst your bubble but I think it was the rain.

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  4. Anonymous said...
    Hate to burst your bubble but I think it was the rain.
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    If we had a bubble, we would be concerned. :-)

    Hey, if the rain is able to schedule more officers on the weekend and avoid RAPS, then we say make rain the superintendent.

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  5. Last night I decided to walk clark from newport to waveland. I was surprised to see a dozen+ officers and 5+ police vehicles spread throughout the area. It seemed the police were out in force and I was happy to see that. Hopefully other areas saw a similar presence and I hope this wasnt a one time deal.

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    1. Those would be your entertainment officers who used to be tactical officers.

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  6. "I was surprised to see a dozen+ officers and 5+ police vehicles spread throughout the area."

    I'm sure the afternoon activities might have had something to do with that.

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  7. Anonymous said...
    Hate to burst your bubble but I think it was the rain.
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    If we had a bubble, we would be concerned. :-)

    Hey, if the rain is able to schedule more officers on the weekend and avoid RAPS, then we say make rain the superintendent.


    What? Wait does Gerry McCarthy run this blog? Hahaha.

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  8. Well, it's been a few eeks, and It seems like the arrests of those gunmen might have put a damper on some of the armed robberies. Those guys were like kids in a candystore, robbing people with impunity due to a weak police presence and disiunterest from our Alderman. But let's keep the calm and quiet going, by keeping Tunney's feet to the fire so we don't slide back, and can actually reduce the overall crime rate.

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  9. Anonymous said...
    Well, it's been a few eeks, and It seems like the arrests of those gunmen might have put a damper on some of the armed robberies. Those guys were like kids in a candystore, robbing people with impunity due to a weak police presence and disiunterest from our Alderman. But let's keep the calm and quiet going, by keeping Tunney's feet to the fire so we don't slide back, and can actually reduce the overall crime rate.
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    Continuing efforts to instill a permanent change is crucial, anonymous.

    No one should believe that 15 arrestees have been responsible for 3 to 5 years of incessant robberies.

    There are many, many more out there. As we've stated earlier, our neighborhood is now known as a good "hunting ground." It will take significant, sustained successes and actions for word to get around that this is no longer the place for criminals to ply their trade.

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  10. I actually do beleieve that those 15 guys were responsible for many of th e crimes, since they fit the same MO, and because they kept getting away with it - it was just too damned easy, why not keep doing it.

    Now, if we can only control what appears to be the world's largest concentration of violent and thieving transvestites, we'd be onto something.

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  11. "Transgendered"/"drag"/"transvestites"/"men dressed as women"/"disguised"/"clown mask".

    You've got diversity alright! Lets see what Halloween can bring this year. Maybe we'll just see some gay guys out and about. Who knows?

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