Thursday, May 22, 2014

OH, BELMONT: Man Down, People Stop To Empty His Pockets, Take Pix

Big Stick Combat
Oh, yeah. The "street life" is definitely returning to the neighborhood. Thursday morning reports:

12:46AM — Battery in progress 3207 Clark, 10 people fist fighting.

1:24AM — Battery in progress, 700 block of Roscoe. Large fight in back.

1:34AM — Battery in progress. Belmont and Sheffield. Multiple calls of five people using a golf club to beat a woman.

1:44AM — Battery in progress. 800 block of Roscoe. People fist fighting in alley.

3:31AM — Battery in progress. 906 Belmont. Two men fighting in front.

4:32AM — 905 Belmont. A man is unconscious and bleeding. People have gone through his pockets. Other people are now on-scene taking pictures of him lying on the sidewalk. Ambulance on the way.
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31 comments:

  1. Tunney? Voulgaris? Emmanuel?? Someone, anyone in power? Fucking DO SOMETHING before someone is murdered this summer, please!!!

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    1. Someone already WAS murdered! I can't believe Jacob K's death has already been swept under the rug. Horrible!!!

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    2. classified as a DEATH INVESTIGATION, not a HOMICIDE. more numbers fuckery from the lying pieces of shit who run this soon to be shithole.

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  2. It's pretty amazing you get information out so fast. It is 8 in the morning and you are reporting on something that happened less than 4 hours ago.

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    1. We try, but sometimes fail, to have general overnight info up for the morning commute.

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    2. They're either a cop or they pay the cops off.

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    3. Who cares who they are. They are getting the job done by reporting what is really going on in the neighborhood. Thanks, CWB!

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    4. I vote for the Crime in Boystown editor to run for Alderman. You would win in a landslide, my friend.

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  3. What the heck is going on? Don't these people sleep or have jobs to go to?

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    1. They do not have jobs because no one would hire them and they sleep during the day so they can be out on the streets creating chaos while you are sleeping. Anymore questions?

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    2. They are members of the 49 % that feed off the labor of the 51 %.

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  4. "A man is unconscious and bleeding. People have gone through his pockets. Other people are now on-scene taking pictures of him lying on the sidewalk."

    Disgusting. Scum of the earth right there.

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    1. I swear. If I caught anyone doing that, it would be their ass.

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  5. I guess this one avoided the radar, but something definitely happened on the northwest corner of Broadway and Cornelia. Walk by there...the sidewalk is covered in blood.

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    1. That was "just your perception" and besides, "you're only one person". When I lived in Lakeview (East, no less) I saw so many things that I anticipated reading about in the paper or seeing on the TV news the next day but.....it never happened.

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  6. I may be mistaken but I believe last summer they had officers assigned to constantly patrol the area around the Belmont Station. Obviously they are massively understaffed, but seems like it would be a good idea to always have a squad car there.

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    1. They're camped out at the bus turn around at Belmont/Halsted and in the 7-11 parking lot. Do you expect them to be everywhere at all times?

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    2. Do you expect them to be everywhere at all times?
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      Goddamn right I do.

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    3. Join the force or organize you're own chapter of the Pink Angels. It seems as though they bailed too.

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  7. The police were out on the 1000 block of Roscoe at 6 this morning talking with the owner of a car that had been broken in to over the night, too.

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    1. Boo hoo. But they don't come for home invasions unless they're "in progress"? Something just ain't right.

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  8. We need more bike lanes, a Lucas museum, a tennis club in Washington Park financed with TIF dollars. We do not need cops. Crime is down and that's what you will hear all during the election process by Rahm. And the media will go right along as the shill for his reelection.

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    1. You fail to see rahm's master plan. 1. Hire less police. 2. Allow police to retire 3. No new money being put into pension because no new cops to pay to put into it. 4. Already cash strapped fund goes bankrupt even faster 5. Pension is killed, hard working cops taken off payroles 6. Less obligations for city 7. Build Rahm Emanuel park from Lawrence to Fullerton between inner LSD And lakefront complete with 100 foot tall Rahm statue in Toga

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  9. What was the police response to these incidents? The first set of 10 people chasing each other and fighting throughout the neighborhood. Did the cops show up? Seams like this should have been pretty easy to spot.

    For the last 2, it would seem they are related. What was the police response. It seems like a battery in progress would at least have resulted in a drive-by at minimum and a guy wouldn't have been left unconscious on the sidewalk for an hour.

    And don't give me there are not enough police argument. These are both calls that should have been p rioritiesm yes number of officers are down but I'm equally suspect of how the department sets priorities and allocates their resources appropriately to shifts based on demand.

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    1. Hello Anonymous,

      The police responses were:

      12:46AM — 4 units responded. First on scene in about one minute. (One of the 911 callers mentioned a "person with a gun," which amplified response. That aspect was not bona fide and was not included in our report.)

      1:24AM — Upon dispatch, a sergeant reported that he had broken up that fight moments before the dispatch.

      1:34AM — Officers on scene in 2 minutes. No arrests.

      1:44AM — Officers on scene in 2 minutes. No arrests.

      3:31AM — Response unclear.

      4:32AM —Response time unclear. EMS responded. Initially recorded by police as an "accidental injury" at 5:08AM. HX271495

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  10. From what I am hearing morale among the policemen in 19 is that morale is at a very low point. Talk to some of them and they will tell you how underappreciated and overworked they all feel. I'm sure that doesn't help things. It's the responsibility of the mayor, the alderman and the police commander to correct this problem and they don't seem to care. I can just imagine what Pride and the summer holds for us.

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  11. No, of course they don't. Is that a serious question? Why do you think you see busted "female" hookers and their dealers/pimps creeping up Halsted at 7:00 a.m. while you're commuting to work on a Tuesday?

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  12. Speaking of police response, I was passing Halsted and Cornelia last Staurday evening around 7:00 p.m. There was an overweight man dressed as woman screaming and fighting in the street with some shady looking guy. Within seconds, not one but TWO paddy wagons pulled up and four officers got out. I walked up the street a bit, and one of the officers got hold of the "woman" and said "Hey, didn't I just see you at the Belmont stop? I thought I told you to go home?"

    It was odd to see that kind of response so quickly. Were the officers and paddy wagons on their way to somewhere else?

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    1. I just checked our notes. That was around the time that callers reported a group of up to 8 "youths" threatening the Circle K staff at Addison and Halsted.

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  13. I live at the intersection of Belmont and Sheffield ...Every night there is a large group of folk hanging out and being loud.....causing all sorts of crap....they do not spend any money in the neighborhood....they just loiter ...and every other night there is a fight....i have given up calling 911....because every night there is another group there

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  14. On www.radioreference.com you used to be able to hear the 19th district police scanner because someone streamed it online. When I tried to explain to family/friends who had moved how bad things had gotten I would point them to that streaming source so they could hear for themselves. Same with District 1 & 18 with the downtown wildings. Now that it isn't there (at least 19) it has removed one of the most cost effective and easily accessible to the masses means of demonstrating the truth versus the media/city spin. I've always imagined that it would be one of the strongest campaign points a candidate could make in running against Rahm or a multitude of alderman....hell you wouldn't have to say anything at all, just play the tapes and let them speak for themselves.

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