Friday, July 31, 2015

FEISTY "YOUTHS": Things Heat Up At Local Service Agenices

Things have been heating up at local service agencies over the past few days:

• A Crib Youth Shelter client who refused to cooperate with police was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center after being beaten near the shelter at 865 W. Addison Wednesday evening.

• Two hours later, around 8:15PM, Crib staff members—who are notoriously unwilling to get police involved in their operations—called 911 to report that a sizable female client was threatening the staff. The situation was resolved using "diplomacy," police say.

• Yesterday, a 21-year-old man who is currently on parole for robbery and theft was arrested after he allegedly assaulted a staff member at the Center on Halsted.

• Police were called to the Broadway Youth Center last Thursday evening after woman reported that she and her boyfriend had been beaten up by a man who then fled the scene with some of their property. The known suspect is a 24-year-old convicted robbery offender who often lays his head at The Crib.

...and, of course, a man suspected in two arson fires near Belmont and Sheffield this week was arrested Wednesday afternoon inside the Center on Halsted.
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17 comments:

  1. Any future "good neighbor agreement" should hold the agencies financially liable for damages (e.g. property, medical) suffered as a result from their clientele.

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  2. Is it possible to pull funding for these non profits so that they have to close their doors?

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    1. There will still be many "feel goody" donors to keep them afloat. My guess is they probably live in Highland Park or downtown.

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    2. Never happen the velvet mafia controls this place.

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    3. Better they weed out the criminal element than close the agency. They do provide needed services.

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    4. Yes, they still think it's a gallery to display their art.

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    5. I had heard it is 40% taxpayer funded and the rest private donors. Whatever amount I am personally paying is the exact amount I wish to not pay. Seriously, though, how on earth can it still be publicly funded with all the crime and cover-up documented there? How can we change this? Can we get signatures on a petition to put it on the next ballot?

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  3. These "non profits" pay a lot of huge salaries. They need clientele and they don't want to go to the neighborhoods with all the clients so they bring the clients to our neighborhood. Now, several Alderpeople are demanding that CPD give anyone they stop a receipt if they don't arrest them. My guess is so the recipient can take the receipt to a lawyer. Any semblance of the Stop and Frisk policy that cleaned up NYC working in Chicago gets shut down with the proposed ordinance. Very few Cops in Boystown so let's tie their hands even further. Wonder where Tunney stands on this proposal?

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  4. These government backed "programs" are so loaded with corruption and backroom dealings, it would make your head spin. Where's the investigative reporting from the MSM? Anyone remember Woodward and Bernstein?

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    1. You should see how much the "directors' make and the exotic places they jet off to every other week.

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    2. Here you go:
      http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Ex-Center-On-Halsted-staffers-allege-toxic-work-environment/52302.html

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  5. More like feisty "adults" than youth! Love you, love your blog.

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    1. Thank you for supporting our efforts, Anonymous.

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  6. I was at a Whole Foods in the burbs and noticed that they didn't have a three-man swat team patrolling the store, clad in body armor and carry sidearms. Also noticed the same thing at a Whole Foods by North Ave. Why would our Halsted location need so many round-the-clock tactical cops? Who would find a rationale to pay their salaries, if there wasn't something, just something, unusual about the environs of that particular store? And if their is something unusual enough to add the salaries of these cops, what is it? Is it the COH? Cubs fans (even on non-game days)?

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    1. The Whole Foods in Streeterville has a body-armor clad fella or two working there. Just a city thing?

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  7. LOL...the Whole Foods next to the CoH is the only one I've ever been in. I thought they ALL had armed guard swat teams. Evidently they don't?

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