Wednesday, May 28, 2014

BILLS BILLS BILLS: Tunney To Seek Hearings On CPD Stats

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The Chicago City Council Meets today, giving us a good opportunity to recap a couple of recent issues:

- Following an extensive report in Chicago magazine about crime data manipulation within the city's police department and a city inspector general finding that the department significantly underreported assault cases, two resolutions have been introduced to require testimony on the issue from Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy.

As we reported earlier this month, one resolution has the signatures of six alderman and the other has sixteen signatures. 44th ward Alderman Tom Tunney was not signed on to either resolution as of May 1st.

That may be changing, according to Tunney aide Erin Duffy: "Alderman Tunney will formally ask to be added as a sponsor of the resolution at the time of the Committee hearing," she told us. "He has already reached out to Alderman [Scott] Waguespack and asked to be a co-sponsor."

Our 19th police district is prominently featured in the second installment of the Chicago report.

- The proposal to require businesses that unlock cell phones to provide the Chicago Police Department with phone identification numbers as well as the customers' IDs passed at April's City Council meeting. While the ordinance has already taken effect, the police department and city business affairs office have not figured out the logistics.


Calendar

The CAPS meeting for Wrigleyville & Boystown's police beats, 1923, 1924, and 1925, will be  on Wednesday, June 4, at 7PM inside the 19th district police station.

Beat 1933, the blue area on the map, will meet at 6:30PM on Tuesday, June 10th inside Illinois Masonic Medical Center, 836 W. Wellington.

Beats 1934 and 1935, which are green on the map, will meet at 7PM on Thursday, June 19th inside the Inn at Lincoln Park, 601 Diversey.
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17 comments:

  1. Cell phone theft could immediately be stopped if the big phone companies would immediately brick them as soon as they are reported stolen. That would eliminate the demand for stolen phones. But why should the big cell phone companies do that? They can sell a new phone to the victim and the person buying the stolen phone will buy service.

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  2. Tunney will "work closely" with them...his favorite, tired, worn-out, ineffective solution to everything.

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  3. Wow Tunney is going to get involved on something and act all tough. He must be growing a whisker on his chest from eating his spinach.

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  4. All Tunney is doing is attempting to fool people in this community into thinking he cares. He voted against hiring more cops and is all Rahm all the time. They both have to go. Don't be distracted.

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    1. Unfortunately MOST of the Alderman are all Rahm, all the time. They just rubber-stamp and approval on anything the little a-hole dictator wants. Pretty much the same as it was with Daley, except I hate Rahm so much more.....

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    2. You are so right work hard against him so he will be gone

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    3. Why is it that you "hate Rahm so much more" than the prior Mayor. The is a rather concerning word in a post that refers to the Mayor as "the little a-hole dictator"?

      You see, "Debbie W", it is these venom-filled posts that detract from the serious problems we have throughout the City. Rather than post hate filled missives, or poetry like the other poster, perhaps your obvious anger about the state of the City would be better utilized by getting involved in the campaign of one of the Mayor's opponents as well as working on behalf of the Aldermanic candidate you think will best solve the problems of your Ward.

      It is only hopeless as long as the pols know that voter turnout will be 35% in the next City election, so they can ignore those who vent hate and focus on those with both money and a record of voting.

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    4. Yes. Opponents of the alderman and mayor should shut up and be nice to them while they and their allies call you racist, homophobic, transphobic, ageist, classist, and whatever else they care to hurl at you. Remember. You must be nice and respectful to the elected officials who are being paid by YOU. Know your place, people

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    5. I work against him actively and all you should do the same. Our safety demands it. If he is allowed to be reelected the city will continue to be sold to the highest campaign contributor and we will have fewer police. He will run wild with arrogance.

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  5. Tunney, Tunney, he's our man.
    Staring blankly while sitting on his can.
    Tunney, Tunney, he's our man.
    Don't you wanna be his biggest fan?
    Tunney, Tunney, he's our man.
    Catch him at Hollywood Beach working on his tan.
    Tunney, Tunney, he's our man.
    Hail! Mary, so full of grace!

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  6. Did anyone happen to watch the 9 p.m. WGN news tonight? The lead story was about a black man who was nearly slashed to death with a box cutter earlier in the week. He looks to have about a hundred staples on his body from the attack. The attacker? He was charged with MISDEMEANOR battery! WHAT? You nearly kill someone with a box cutter and that's the charge? That is some serious BS right there.

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    1. That would be the Cook County State's Attorney Office. What the law says offenders should be charged with, and what they really ARE charged with are two totally, polar-opposite things. The criminal justice system in Cool County is an absolute joke. Courts are open to the public. Go to the courts at Belmont and Western and sit through the court call. It will make you sick as to how much (or how little) actually gets done. Between dropped charges, continuances, and people just not showing up, it's enough to make you want to leave Cook County.

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    2. Somehow I doubt that if I slashed someone with a box cutter I would be given a misdemeanor battery charge. Why is that?

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    3. Not only are the wounds horrific, this was technically a hate crime according to the media. If CWB is able to find out what exactly happened as CPD stated it was a mutual "street fight"

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    4. "it's enough to make you want to leave Cook County." Way ahead of you on that one! I love Boystown/Wrigleyville and all, but yeah... not going there after 9pm any more,

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  7. Those resolutions will never pass. Tiny Dancer will not allow it. We will not see McLiar on the hot seat before the city council until the next budget hearings -- if he lasts that long.

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  8. tape pride 2014. let the hell hole videos after dark speak for themselves. it will be out of control again. year after year. Belmont and Sheffield is a crime tape recording mecca after fest ends. change the name to hell whole fest as they march in from every where and from every direction and take over our neighborhood for sunday night hell on earth. Monday morning after fest the violence keeps going until 9:00 A.M. If you live here stay armed. Protect what is yours.

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