Monday, September 28, 2015

HE'S SPECIAL: Alderman Tunney, Disturbed By Boat Music, Orders Cops To "Check Their Permit Or Shut it Down!"

The folks living near—or even two miles away from—Wrigley Field who've noticed a significant increase in noise since a new sound system was installed this spring will probably find this interesting.

44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney does not like noise when it's near his high rise condo at Lake Shore Drive and Diversey.

19th district officers were ordered to investigate a "rock concert" at Diversey Harbor around 9:30PM Saturday after the alderman called in a complaint.

The cops were given strict orders: "check their permit or shut it down" per the alderman.

Officers who arrived on-scene discovered "this is not a rock concert at all. It's some boaters. They turned the music down."

It must be nice to be a member of the elected class that gets expeditious police service for such non-criminal matters, particularly since those officers would certainly have been better used on, say, an anti-robbery mission.

Jeez, we've heard from hundreds of common citizen who've been unable to get police dispatched for burglaries and even robberies, so the alderman must "know" somebody.
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37 comments:

  1. Symbols Eat CigarsSep 28, 2015, 7:46:00 PM

    Abuse of power and privileges by a do-nothing, waste of space loser who knows he doesn't have to do a damn thing until the next election rolls around. I had relatives in town this weekend, one wanted pancakes and I strictly forbid them from eating at his slop house. No cinnamon roll or pancake is worth knowing I'm financially supporting a complete and utter moron.

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    1. He also knows that he has to do nothing when the next election rolls around, because the voters will be dumb enough to vote him in with an overwhelming majority just like they did a year ago.

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    2. I refuse to eat at his slop house, either! Slop house. Great description. Love it!!

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    3. I confess I like the cinnamon rolls and used to eat there all the time, but I've not stepped into his restaurant since I found out about his neglect and disregard of his neighbors a few years back. I vote no confidence and no Ann Sather food ever again.

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  2. This represents the very epitome of douchebaggery!

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  3. Look at that smug face. It makes my skin crawl.

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  4. Well the 1%-ers are more important than us -- you didn't know that? LOL

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    1. The 1%-ers are the ones who marketed that 1%-er BS expecting the sheep to gobble up their brand of socialism so they can remain the 1%. We get what we deserve, including a-holes like Tooney

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  5. Awwwww, Tommy's old now and didn't get invited to the party.

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  6. Shit like this just boggles the mind .... and since when can an alderman/alderpuss "order" police officers to do something? Remember this at the next election time, folks.

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  7. What a pure self-serving arrogant a-whole. Hey Tommy, your ward is still waiting for a response to Ted's several letters .?????

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  8. To quote Tom himself, he's being a NIMBY with that move!

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    1. Yes! It's all well and good 'til it happens to you.

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  9. I live a half block from Wrigley.. no noise complaints from me

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  10. It was Docktoberfest at D dock. Just boaters having an Oktoberfest themed party. There was a DJ and a band on 2 different boats, nothing real loud and certainly nothing requiring the cops.

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  11. Remember a few years back when he had his drivers license pulled because of cell phone usage without a hands-free kit and how he through a fit to get it back? Good times. But this clown can get the police to do quality of life issues while the rest of us citizens have to make due hours later.

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  12. The entitled, elitist creep! Quickly becoming THE most hated man in Lake View! If this puny, pathetic, worthless punk politician isn't voted out at the next election, folks deserve his every contemptible, smarmy act of negligence and incompetence.

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  13. But he's "just one person"

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  14. Ha ha, he has become a cranky old man hiding in his Lake Shore condo shaking his cane at people from his windows. "turn down the music you punks". What a Jerk - go walk your neighborhood at 9:30 PM and try not to get jumped and call the police with your "do you know who I am" line when you see a real crime.

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  15. As someone who pays a princely sum to keep my boat in Diversey, let me say this was a complete waste of police resources. Real crime all over the place, police with an overload of calls, and this is what he has the police doing?

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  16. What's the source here?

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  17. I'm a 1%-er - and I sold my townhouse that I was only sporadically using here in Lakeview. You guys really need to force the issues -- you are getting railroaded by your local politicians. OK - now I have to catch my flight to Tokyo.

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  18. I NEVER thought this would happen -- but I'll defend (a bit) of what the guy did:
    Likely a bunch of Tunney's neighbors were complaining about the Diversey noise.
    There was a moderate amount of douchebaggery going on when I walked by earlier.
    It's also likely that those same neighbors couldn't get any police response on their own.
    (There's a problem.)
    So....the guy used his position, on behalf of his constituents. Fine. That's what you're SUPPOSED to do.
    The 'privilege' implied, and the 'marching orders' are a problem - that's a larger Chicago problem.
    But, in a somewhat shocking twist of fate, Tunney acted (theoretically) on behalf of his constituents.

    Now: TUNNEY!!!!! And you too CAPPLEMAN!!!! -------
    Now that we've got that little client service issue wrapped up, how about this one
    -------->>>>>>> CRIME !!! VIOLENT CRIME !!! <<<<<-----------
    Neither of you weasels has done jack shit about this. Nothing. Zero.
    You want some respect here? No problem. F'king get off your ass and EARN IT.

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  19. Please everyone --
    Please remember Mr Social Work, Jim Cappleman in all of your comments here.
    Tunney takes a giant smack-down on this blog. Because he deserves it.
    But Jimmy C deserves every bit as much. Maybe even more.
    He's been absolutely NO help in raising the violent crime / police staffing issues. None.
    And look at this: "His partner, Richard Thale, is chair of the 19th Police District's Court Advocacy Committee and a CAPS facilitator for Beat 1914."
    Cappleman knows the problem. He chooses not to act and not to lead. Instead he chooses to LIE to his constituents-
    http://www.cwbchicago.com/2015/08/the-cherry-picker-violent-crime-soars.html
    So please, let's not forget about what this tool has done. More like what he hasn't done.

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  20. On any given weekend nite there are just 2 officers patrolling Clark Street, and thats comes directly from one of the officers. Maybe if he didnt waste the resources, more calls could get responded to

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  21. Tunney owns Ann Sather's on Belmont. As a Diversey boater, I will never go there again and I urge all others in Diversey Harbor to do likewise. Boycott!

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  22. BTW, Tunney (or staffer) has deleted all Facebook comments criticizing his newest round of outdoor police roll calls. The comments specifically mentioned his calling the police on loud music, too.

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    1. We've been on it all day. Thx for the tip!

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  23. Between calling the cops and deleting all the comments that people leave on his FB page, I'm amazed he has time left to be such an effective alderman lol.

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  24. It's such a shame that the citizens that pay his excessive salary can't even ban together to flood this moron's FB page with comments demanding answers. Flooding his social media outlets with comments would be a terrific first start for the residents to finally do something to start taking back their neighborhood. No need to be rude in the comments either, just demand answers and keep pointing out his lies and inaction.

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    1. Which is exactly what we did - He (or more likely his "staffers") deleted or hid them from public view. This scumbag is just that...scum.

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  25. All these complaints about Tunney, yet he won the last election with over 90% of the vote. How can this be?

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    1. It "can be" because it is not true.

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    2. what percent did he get? 75? that's STILL a lot

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