Tuesday, November 05, 2013

BRING 'EM BACK: Aldermanic Candidate Seeks Replenishment Of 19th District Police Force

Mark Thomas, a local businessman who has announced plans to run for alderman in the 44th ward, has started an online petition at MoveOn.org

Thomas' petition very specifically seeks replacement of the large number of police officers who have left the 19th district in the past year without being replaced.

While the 19th district police commander says that 69 officers have left in the past 18 months by his calculations, we are confident that the real number is closer to that cited in Mark Thomas' petition.
The residents of the 44th Ward respectfully request that the 19th Police District staffing be returned to its full force. Prior to the 2011 consolidation of the 19th and 23rd districts, there were 463 police officers, which was barely enough to cover the two districts. We currently have 299 police officers, which is a 35% reduction.
Have a second? Put your name on it.

And we expect a slew of comments from the usual crowd that will take this post to be anti-Tunney and pro-Thomas. Nope. We're pro-bring-back-the-police-we've-lost. Alderman Tunney has had months and months of opportunities to take a stand, but he hasn't. When (if) the alderman ever takes a stand on this issue, we will be happy to report it.

10 comments:

  1. Awesome. I'm glad someone's doing it. I just hope that someone can beat Tunney in the election. He's definitely a self-serving politician we need to get rid of.

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    1. Well said Tunney got to go and take King Rahm with him P L E A S E !!!!!

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    2. Why were the idiots cheering Rahm at sidetrack? He has disrespected the LGBT community over and over.

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    3. You answered your own question when you correctly identified them as idiots. As if Rahm had anything to do with gay marriage legislation. Those who were cheering him were cheering the one individual who is responsible for the decrease in police and increase in crime in Lakeview. Idiots indeed.

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  2. He's even creepier looking than Tunney, but I guess it's not a beauty contest.

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  3. *Sigh* if the petition is successful, I hope the 44th Ward will share those new police officers with us Boystown residents who live in the 46th Ward. The 19th District spans multiple wards. Can we get some pressure on Cappleman?

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  4. Agreed we. need to hold mister Cappleman accountable too l! Can you hear us Mr. cappleman? Can you really hear us!!!

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  5. Although I suspect that going onto this idiotic Moveon,org website will give my PC a virus and kill brain cells in my head, I'll go and sign the petition...

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  6. Notice how Prince Rahm only shows up in our neighborhood when there is a camera for him to chase.

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