Wednesday, September 02, 2015

AN IMPERFECT 10: With Double-Murder Overnight, Uptown Sets Homicide Record

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 4: After consulting Chicago Police Department annual report archives, we can now report that Uptown's murder count for 2015 is the highest for that neighborhood since at least 1998. 

The updated graphic on this page adds the years 1998-2000 to our original chart and also corrects the homicide numbers for 2001 and 2002, which we erroneously overstated previously.
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With a double-homicide being recorded overnight, the Uptown neighborhood has now recorded ten murders in 2015—more than in any full year this millennium, Chicago Police Department records show. And we still have four months to go.

Publicly-available homicide statistics, shared via the city's data portal, only go back to 2001.

While Chicago police try to contain the North Side's growing gang violence problem, they are hampered by reduced resources and, in the case of our district, a manpower reduction of nearly 30% since 2012.

Meanwhile, one of Uptown's aldermen, James Cappleman, has no trouble publicizing a one-month crime statistic to make it appear that "crime is down" in his neighborhood even though full-year statistics show violent crime there is up 33%.

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25 comments:

  1. The 2 murders happened off Argyle which is in Osterman's ward and in the 20th Police District, not the 19th Police District.

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    1. How much has the 20th been cut in the last 4 years ?

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    2. still considered Uptown, were number 1, were number 1.

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    3. Yes it is on Argyle...one full city block out side CappleTweeter's ward. It is also the street his Chief of Staff lives on. The street he goes for Asian events because they are good photo ops I guess.

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  2. Cappleman and the other social worker jagoffs just like him are completely ineffective in dealing with real world problems.

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  3. Keep up the good work CWB. Know that your efforts to keep people informed are worthwhile and will pay off (eventually). Certain media are starting to cover the crime problems, and only because you have been doing so much of the work.

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    1. Thank you, Anonymous. Our work is driven by our love of this neighborhood. It can be great again.

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    2. I second that compliment. You are very thorough...more content then commentary...more facts then attitude. Attitude is fine we all have one, but attitude without facts is worthless to the public.

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    3. Thank you, Jeffrey. We try to keep our attitudes in check. We're successful sometimes. :-)

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  4. Right so who cares.

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  5. ....and nearby, Tunney says we can not expect any more Cops and suggests business can take care of the problem by hiring security.

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    1. And what are individuals supposed to do?

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    2. Hopefully to take care of their own troublesome patrons that wreak havoc on the neighborhoods and police resources.

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  6. I can't wrap my brain around violent thugs, but then again politicians are hard to comprehend.

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    1. A politician is a well dressed thug. Don't let a suit and tie fool you

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    2. LOL. Not Tunneys. He has been known to show up at CAPS meetings in ratty shorts, stretched-neck t-shirt, flip flops, and munching on a bag of popcorn. And arrive late, at that. So professional ...

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    3. I saw the little beady-eyed weasel sitting by the window at Peet's the other day. I was about to pound on it just to mess with him but thought better of it.

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  7. As Tunney suggested, I am going out and hire a security guard to be with me when I go to the store. Now, may i deduct that from my property tax bill?

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  8. Both offenders have been arrested and charged

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    1. Wonder how much probation they will get from our judicial system?

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  9. 019 District officers work their days off in other "high crime" areas under what is called Voilence Reduction Enforcement or Initiative. Why not ask why 019 district officers can work in 019 on days off for same thing? To have extra patrols in robbery, violence areas.

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  10. Can we do a bit of translation here?
    "No more police" means this:
    "I, Tom Tunney, am COMPLETELY unwilling to go to bat for my constituents on an issue involving their safety.
    Now....mind you.....I was absolutely willing to go to the mat for a tiny number Wrigley Rooftop owners that nobody in the neighborhood cared about at all. However, Rahm et al told me to STFU about the crime problem. And that's what I'm going to happen.
    So sod-off. I'm not going to DO anything at all.

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  11. Now wait just a gosh darn minute. I thought it was going to be nothing but unicorns and rainbows in Uptown once Cappleman got elected. You mean to tell us it's only gotten much WORSE?

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