Sunday, February 23, 2014

COPLESS: District Out Of Cops, Robbery Victim Waits 20+ Minutes For Help; Mayor's Nearby Home Remains Fully Protected

24 hours a day, even when no one's home, two of our 19th district police cars sit outside  of
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's home. They cannot leave, even when a woman has just been robbed 3 blocks away.
Here, the cars are seen on Google's satellite image of the mayoral compound.
The 19th district ran out of police officers twice between Saturday afternoon and dawn Sunday, but the mayor's house remained very, very well protected. And when a woman was attacked with bleach in a robbery attempt nearby Saturday, the mayor's house remained protected. Front and back. The woman, just three blocks away, waited more than 20 minutes for a police car to become available to help her.

Our district has run out of cops twice so far this weekend, entering what the police department calls "Radio Assignments Pending" status or RAP. During RAPs, emergency calls sit around until an officer becomes available to take the most important case.

The first RAP of the weekend was declared at 2:10PM Saturday. It ended at 6:36PM.

Woman Bleached By Robbers Waits 20+ Minutes For Police, Ambulance

Witnesses say two offenders tossed bleach on a woman and then tried to rob her in the 4400 block of Paulina around 3:20PM, less than an hour into the afternoon-long RAP.

The robbery failed, possibly due to the intervention of witnesses.

Unfortunately, even though multiple 911 calls were placed, the victim had to wait for an officer to become available to handle the call. A squad car made it to the scene 20 to 30 minutes after the robbery and the officers immediately asked for an ambulance to treat the woman, who was transported to Weiss Memorial Hospital.

The offenders were long gone by the time cops arrived—last seen eastbound on Sunnyside from Paulina:
#1—Female, black, 17-18 years old, 5'2" tall, 115 pounds, long blonde and brown braided hair, wearing a tan waist jacket and tight black stretch pants.
#2-Male, black, 17-18 years old, 5'9" tall, wearing a black hoodie, black face mask, green camouflage pants, and black boots.
Don't worry, though, citizens. The mayor's nearby home remained protected by at least two patrol cars while the robbery victim with bleach in her face waited for help. Once again, the mayor is safe.

Logged as an attempted armed robbery with a dangerous weapon in CPD case HX160920.

An apparent witness has posted on Everyblock.

RAP Numero Dos

This morning, all of the district's officers were tied up again and another RAP was entered at 5:26. We had to chuckle when a 20th district car was brought down to the 19th district to help control traffic following an accident on Lake Shore Drive.

Dispatchers have never — NEVER — called in 20th district cars to handle robberies, burglaries, stabbings or beatings that occured during previous RAPs. But they did call in reinforcement for traffic duties. Remarkable.

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EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE: District in RAP Status for 3+ Hours; Mayor's Detail Gets Back-up For A "Suspicious Man" Who Coughed Near Rahm's Home
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38 comments:

  1. Bar Owners, this is why something has to give. There are not enough police to handle your bar fights, and protect residents and commuters. Some of you even sit on the boards of these agencies that attract the criminal element, and hold parties for them so you get to pay even less taxes for police. You are becoming part of this problem, and at some point your operating hours will be limited.

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    1. The bars have always been there and will always be there. The hours of a bar have nothing to do with fights. Cubs fans fight at noon. The issue is getting police to move people along, especially since 75% of the loiterers in the neighborhood are not allowed into any of the bars.

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  2. The call taker should have dispatched an ambulance to that location at the first mention of "bleach in the face". Any such dangerous chemicals should be handled with immediate dispatch. Who trains these people ? Who supervises these people ? What action will be taken ? Hum . . . Most likely, NOTHING ! Remember, your tax bill is due in early March.

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    1. Maybe fire refused to go until police were there, which is their right.

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  3. Maybe we can deduct the portion of the tax bill that provides "city services" ? Why not just draw a line through that portion of the bill and deduct it from the total. LOL We would not want the 2 cars at the mayors house to run out of gas, would we ?

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  4. Most of the cops for most of the day were on Clark Street handling the Beadquest Pub Crawl. When is that bullshit going to stop? I'm sick of all these pub crawls - drunk fests as they are - depleting the available police.

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    1. They won't stop as long as all of those bar owners make money off of the events.

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  5. Great report. Thanks! And the alderman sits quietly?

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  6. The bar owners are not to blame for thugs bleaching people and robbing them. The simple fact is that our district, for the type of district that it is (entertainment, etc.) doesn't have sufficient police coverage due to the politicians that we continue to vote into office. Taking away the bars will do nothing to stop the thugs.

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    1. Absolute hogwash. Yes there are not enough police, but if you reduced the number of bars by 50% you would most probably reduce the number of street crimes and calls for drunken BS by ten fold.

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  7. I happened to see the cop pull up to talk to the victim. Let me assure you that the nearest bar is blocks away and alcohol had nothing to do with this attack. The assailants are described as 17 to 18 years old - not exactly bar age. Also, it happened in the early afternoon - again, not bar time.

    What it comes down to is the slow police response and the heinous crime itself. Thank goodness for the neighbors in this area who helped the woman, waited for the cops with her, etc.

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    1. Hi genius, how about the long room a block from there? Or the several on Ashland?

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    2. Idiot, the long room is five blocks away from there and there is NOTHING on Ashland around there. As if Long Room patrons have ANYTHING to do with this. Fool.

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    3. What about Scott's on montrose west of ravens wood? Or the oakwood? Or fountainhead? Or... I could go on and on...

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  8. villager with pitchforkFeb 23, 2014, 1:29:00 PM

    does anyone REALLY want this jagoff, who spits in our faces and demands our dollars, for another term running this our city into the ground? or are we just going to stand by and wait to see who empties our pockets first, mayor shithead or thug shithead? This privledged POS needs to go!

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  9. Fioretti for mayor. Rahm thinks he can buy it and he has the media who only reports the party line.

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    1. I would vote for Fioretti in a nano second!

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  10. i can't believe i voted for rahm. i take part of the blame - 1/290,000th or so, given the number of votes he received. after looking up what my incremental role in this election mistake was, i also found that pnly 42% of registered voters in chicago showed up. i wish i hadn't, because i did it wrong last time. won't make that same mistake again. but i hope more show up next time, and with information not spun by the hacks at city hall (CWB is one of the sources that lead every rahm proclamation to be suspect).i imagine the non-stop shameful, lying behavior of rahm is making many of the readers of this blog feel like i do: a whole lot less proud to be a chicagoan.

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    1. Well at least you have started to open your eyes a bit... Vote republican and reap the rewards

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    2. I think you misunderstood me. Rahm's problem isn't that he's a democrat - he isn't, really, anyway. And the solution may not be a republican (Rauner certainly doesn't seem like the second coming of Lincoln). I don't care about the parties. We need someone who is smart, decent, and inventive to run this city. And my eyes are open wide enough to know that such a person doesn't migrate to Chicago politics.

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    3. Actually... Well put, I agree with you

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  11. Sadly Rahm was only one of 2 or maybe 3 candidates that was a viable option for mayor. The majority of candidates are running just to take care of their slice of the population. And now that Rahm has lined up his political ducks, he'll be re-elected with about 70% of the vote just like King Daley used to get. We need better candidates and a lot smarter voters.

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    1. You mean Dorothy brown? Or Gary Chico? I voted for Chico but then again there are never good conservative choices... This city needs an enema

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    2. An enema, absolutely mr JOKER. too much impacted and embedded shit we need to flush out.

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  12. I voted for Chico as well.

    Hopefully, Fioretti runs; I w ould vote for him.

    I did see on the news this morning, Preckwinkle is thinking about running.

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    1. A vote for preckwinkle is a horrible horrible idea... What an ass clown she is

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  13. Do not think Rahm has it inthe bag. That's what he wants u to believe. He will be defeated by Fioretti. Rahm is in for some severe surprises coming from the Fioretti campaign. And we all must vote.

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  14. I have crossed paths with the girl who fits the assailant's description before. I live a block from where this took place. She is usually with a group of guys her age. If we cross paths again, is it worth calling it in to the police? Is she "wanted" status or would they not care?

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    1. Sam B - You really have to ask? Oh my.

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  15. Yes, Sam please call it in and say she fits the description of the woman wanted for throwing bleach in another woman's face near the Mayor's house on Saturday. If the operator gives you attitude ask to speak with a supervisor.

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    1. So then what? The police are going to illegally detain someone based on someone's assumption of guilt?

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    2. Dur, if you're the subject of an investigation, then it's not "illegally detaining", idiot. You get reported as matching a description, and the police detain you for questioning. Not enough evidence and you get released (eventually). No one has any idea if this is the same person. But taking no action on account of (I'm betting) being afraid to be perceived as racist for reporting this individual doesn't help anyone.

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    3. Actually the Supreme Court has held detaining someone based off a third party's allegation only and when there is no other exigent circumstances is a violation of that persons civil rights. Many gun arrests have been thrown out nationwide based off this same exact thing. Is it right? No but this is the police department the public wanted, toothless. Me? If I were a cop I wouldn't stop anyone unless I saw a crime actually being committed, it's just not worth it to lose money or freedom for other peoples assumptions.

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  16. This blatant, wicked, favored treatment situation continues to boil my blood .. here as it does at the highest levels of govt in DC ~~ the "little people" can pound sand, we favor our friends/families/cronies, punish our enemies= Chicago Way But this same formula for law enforcement and public safety is beyond despicable. It bodes very badly for Chicago. Can't see how it all ends well before the people finally say 'enough' == and rise up in unrestrained fury. I pray it doesn't take a vicious mugging that ends in the horrible death of an innocent victim before people finally wake up.

    Maybe when the prince of Chicago sits in the Oval Office, he'll be embarassed enough and issue an executive order to deal with it and bring the Chicago PD staffing to safe, sane numbers:

    Inside the Beltway: A new interest in Rahm Emanuel for 2016?
    http://tinyurl.com/m8bhkmo

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    1. I'd l-o-v-e to see him run for national office. Even statewide office. He'd have his raccoon-eyed, cocky ass attitude handed right to him on a big silver platter. To call him "unlikeable" is to call this past winter "nippy."

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  17. LOL ... good analogy. You just know his wicked, partisan, power hungry, calculating soul is burrrrrning to be back in the WH as the big cheese.

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  18. Has anyone on the Rahm detail ever see him at that house?? I heard he lives in D C and commutes to Shitcago. Also his kids go to school in D C . Who are the "Lucky" P Os that draw that kind of duty?? Must be a long shift setting there doing nothing!!

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    1. It's tIme to develop some better sources, Anonymous.

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