Sunday, August 17, 2014

SHIT SHOW: At Least The Mayor Is Safe

Understaffed? Yeah. Our police district is understaffed. Calls for help stacked up like cordwood overnight.

Two of the 19th district cops assigned to sit outside of the mayor’s house had a robbery victim walk up to say she had been robbed around 2 o'clock this morning. (Update: WLS now has a brief story.)

You know. It happens. I mean, if this darned blog would just stop reporting on these things, the perception of crime might go down.

Meanwhile, the district entered its third RAP (radio assignments pending) status of the past 24 hours. "RAPs" are sometimes hours-long periods when no cops are available to handle 911 calls.

As of 5:55 this morning, a dispatcher said, these calls for help were awaiting officers' availability:
“I got an EMS at Cornelia and Elaine. I got a robbery [that] just occurred, Belmont and Kenmore. Person down, Halsted and Schubert. Auto accident with injuries, 14XX Irving. Battery just occurred, 15XX Addison. Burglar alarm, 42XX Sheridan…and a battery report, Weiss Hospital.”
And that’s just the shit they couldn’t get to.  Thanks, Rahm.
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12 comments:

  1. Electing public officials just because they are gay is a mistake...that's why we end up with ineffective fools like Rahm and Tunney and Cappelman.

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  2. Rahm is dumb. He should get FOUR cops assigned to his residence, which means 2 more than cannot file crime reports, and lead to more "crime is down".

    I suppose the Lincoln Park soccer moms will vote for him for that school expansion.

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  3. All this is going on and more Officers transferred out of the District! Officers don't want to deal with the crap because Officers feel the Politicians will throw them under the bus for political reasons!

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    1. Nope, that's not why at all. The effects of the merge, poor leadership, garbage bosses, tired of dealing with Cubs nonsense, Clark St., the travel and traffic getting to the station, and the pride parade all rank way higher on the list. Basically, the rank and file could care less what some blowhard politician has to say. They're a bigger problem.

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  4. I did see something I liked last night finally at least for the time period around midnight - there were foot patrols on the corners of Belmont and Sheffield. As a result, there was zero loitering - at least when I walked by. Normally, the north corners of Belmont and Sheffield are impossible to walk on at that time.

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  5. This is frightening stuff here...a section of the city that pays so much in to the tax base gets shunned wrt police resources.

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  6. Good for those officers, doing there job, being there and being on foot.
    Thank You, we need that

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  7. at around 6:30pm, i saw a police suv parked under the belmont red line on the south side of the street. i was surprised to NOT see a cop INSIDE the car. he was standing on the north side of belmont. i thanked him for being out there. he seemed happy to hear that and thanked me.

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  8. The election is looming, so we'll see some movement...they're all out to save their own skins. Tunney wants to point to increased police presence as he goes into campaign mode. People will fall for it.

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    1. You should run!

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    2. And speaking of elections....whomever decides to run against Rahm (or any of the worthless Aldermen) should point all of this stuff out to the voters!!!

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  9. I'm not falling for it!! Neither Tunney nor Rahm (nor Gov. Quinn) will get my vote and nothing will change my mind! We need a whole new crop of "leaders". The current crop has failed.

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