|Eight hours after Sunday's parade ended, police were still hustling to|
maintain control of area streets.
|Lines of police vehicles fill Halsted Street early today. This activity is|
"unrelated" to yesterday's Pride Parade.
There were FAR more than eight arrests "connected" to yesterday's parade.
Here's a little taste from the 19th district's police radio at 10:41 last night: "[officers] who are doing mass arrests…they have to fill out the mass arrest cards. They can’t just bring [arrestees] in here without any information."
We're still counting, but it looks like
We've preached about the city's failure to secure Belmont between Halsted and Seminary for over a year. And that's part of the problem. The willingness of Pride Parade organizers, city officials, and business people to wash their hands of anything that happens after the last float crosses the finish line is an even bigger part.
Some people should be doing some serious thinking today.