Friday, May 29, 2015

NEW COMMANDER, OLD TRICKS: Robbery Attempt Downgraded To Simple Battery Overnight

Hospitalized with injuries suffered during an attempted robbery overnight, a man who remains at Illinois Masonic Medical Center at this hour will suffer a second disgrace.

The Chicago Police Department, despite fully understanding that his injuries were suffered in an attempted robbery, has categorized the crime against him as a simple battery—the same crime category as being slapped on the ass.

Officers who responded to calls of a man in need of medical services at Sheffield and School shortly before 2 o'clock this morning found the victim and announced that the man had been jumped by four men who demanded phones and wallets from him and his companion.

No valuables were reportedly taken in the incident and officers accompanied the primary victim to Illinois Masonic Medical Center where they decided to forget about the whole "demanded phones and wallets" part in order to categorize this crime as a lowly case of being beat up.

Ah yes. The old game of downgrading crimes in order to make the statistics look better.

That's too bad, especially since the department just released an alert to warn residents of crimes EXACTLY like this one occurring less than a BLOCK from where this one happened.

The police alert, which lists crimes we told you about as they happened (HERE and HERE), is shown on this page.

A new police commander was assigned to our district this month, so we suppose that means we have to deal with the old school CPD tricks of manipulating crime statistics. Lame, man. Lame.

Also overnight: A man who said he was beaten in an attempted robbery at Sheffield and Lincoln moments before the above incident. And an attempted robbery of a cab driver. And Uptown recorded its 6th homicide of the year—a record high. And summer is a month away.
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33 comments:

  1. The new commander came from a unit that addressed comstat every week so he knows how to juggle numbers with the best of them

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    1. Yep. And without even being kissed first.

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  3. The CPD, like the City of Camden, NJ's police department should be disbanded, and reorganized with a County or State takeover.
    Chicago is too crooked to deserve is own police force.

    The victim should file a complaint against the CPD to the State AG , Federal AG, and FBI

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  4. I walked down Halsted about 12 midnight last night. The sidewalks were full of urban youth for for blocks accompanied by the usual screaming, running around and basically acting like idiots. I am pretty big guy so nobody messed with me, but I thought there is no way I was walking to the Belmont Stop...why tempt fate. Got in a cab and left. Just a manner of time before the SHTF on Halsted.

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  5. Same game different players. Can't wait for his first CAPS meeting when he says crime is down.

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  6. It wasn't an attempted robbery. Dudes ran their mouths and got into a fight. All 3 of the 'victims' had different stories of what happened

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  7. The man killed in Uptown this morning has been identified as rapper Young Pappy, who recently survived two attempts on his life.

    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150529/uptown/rapper-young-pappy-killed-had-been-target-of-other-fatal-shootings

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  8. pay no attention to the man behind the curtain....move along!!! nothing to see here!!!

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  9. Yes we are thanks to everyone that voted for Rahm and Tunney. God forbid Chuy got elected and then if he had bad policies the Alderman actually voted against him like democracy is suppose to work. We really don't need Alderman they rubber stamp everything Rahm wants anyway.

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    1. Agreed.

      The Alderwaste has been rubber-stamping for years. Daley and now Rahm are dictators and the city council votes in favor of whatever the mayor wants. Just think of all the $$$ we'd save with out all those rubber-stamping Aldermen!

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  10. Thank you for posting this so quickly. Appreciate all you do to inform and keep the neighborhood safe.

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  11. School st. If not that one its Helmont.If not those two then its Halsted or the east/west side
    streets that cross it, Aldine or Roscoe. Broadway now and then. It used to be Belmont and Clark before the Police went away, Police that are not likely coming back. Maybe signs should be copied in huge quantities and taped up everywhere warning the unsuspecting. How would the bar owners like that ? Ideally, Police on bikes would be everywhere, popping up at random to catch the predators and keep them off balance.

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  12. Am I the only one who thinks we should raise taxes to hire more cops? I would gladly pay...

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    1. You are the only one. Because a tax hike would not mean more cops! Where have you been living the last 10 years? We aren't getting more cops as long as we keep electing Democratic mayors and Alderman and woman. Period. It's doesn't get any better electing the same over and over. It's the definition of insanity.

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    2. I would definitely pay but maybe security detail would be more likely. I'm sure the wealthy individuals of Lakeview wouldn't mind spending a few hundred extra month. It's actually very affordable and worth it. Probably will be very entertaining too. 2 security personnel at major intersections and 1 on side streets

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  13. I live right near there. Didn't hear anything around 2am but there are blood spatters and handprints in front of the lighting store on Sheffield just north of School.

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  14. "If you are confronted by an assailant, remain calm."
    I love that piece of "advice"...and so do the criminals. Beating or killing a "calm" victim must make their day.

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    1. Remaining "calm" while under attack is politically correct bullshit. When it's my turn to get attacked, I plan to go fucking berserk on his ass. So he better make his first shot the one that kills me or he is mine.

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    2. See the new CWB post above today. Unless you have CCW you would be in a body bag.

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    3. Hence why you should get a CCW. Better chances of survival!

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  15. The good news about the Uptown shooting is that Young Pappy is finally dead:
    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150529/uptown/rapper-young-pappy-killed-had-been-target-of-other-fatal-shootings
    Good riddance.

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    1. I agree with "good riddance." That POS is responsible for two young men being mistakenly killed. Just horrible. I wonder how many kids "young pappy" sired before he finally got his due?

      Did anyone read the Tribune article about this shooting? In the article, they quoted some of his rap lyrics, and they are pro-gang, pro-shooting police, etc. It was a matter of time before a rival gang took out this POS. Too bad they had to kill two innocent men before finally getting him.

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    2. Look at his Youtube video all about drugs guns and violence.

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  16. Wrong. We are NOT fucked. We need to go medieval on the savage, then HE'S FUCKED.

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  17. I forsee a summer of "death investigations"...

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  18. Your new Commander has made a career of kissing ass so you shouldn't expect a whole lot from him ....trust me I know.

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  19. Number 1 what is alleged over the police radio does not mean it happened, that why we as police officers we investigate the crime, then we gather facts and determine the proper classification. In 22 years of policing this new commander nor any other commander has ever told me to down grade a case report. If downtown want to downgrade they can, but I never heard a commander say that EVER, and if he did I wouldn't listen.

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    1. Garry McCarthy is that you posting this the above or is it Rahm posting.

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    2. Wouldn't the use of a taser (or other weapon) make this case at least an aggravated battery? The battery occurred on the public way correct? That also is an aggravated battery. Regardless of the fact that the kids may have not had the same story. You conduct a preliminary investigation and classify the case based on the known facts. The detective division does a followup and can downgrade the case to a simple battery if needed.
      The commander doesn't have to say anything. You already know that he wants to keep crime low.

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  20. In the event anyone would like to speak to Tunney personally, he can be found at FFC Halstead every Saturday afternoon in the steamroom between 4 and 6PM. He's a creep on a whole other level. He was here today doing his thing less than 24 hours after a murder.

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  21. Chicago Magazine Article on Crime Stats June 2015:
    http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/June-2015/Chicago-crime-stats/

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  22. The Halsted Center was supposed to be a meeting play for LGBT people to commune, get services and have a safe and healthy environment to be themselves. It has been hijacked by a bunch of drug users, petty criminals, thugs and street kids that don't know how to behave like human beings. Close the Halsted Center and sell the building. The finances and the way it has been managed are a joke anyways. Close all these Lakeview drop-in places that have turned in to hiding places for repeat offenders that can't wait to get a slap on the wrist for their last crime so they can head back to Boystown and do it again. Lets hope Clark St in Andersonville learns a lesson from what happened in Boystown.

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