Sunday, March 13, 2016

UPTOWN: Teen Shot, Gangs Post Videos As Shootings Rise

Blood from Friday's shooting victim. Image: Mark Lukas
When it comes to shootings, it’s been good news, bad news for Uptown this year.

Good news: There have been no homicides this year, while there had been two at this point last year.

Bad news: There have been twice as many shootings this year. And things may be heating up.

A 17-year-old gang member from Rogers Park was shot twice in the leg one block north of Truman College at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon. After the shooting, the victim’s friends were seen running south—back toward the college.

The butt of a gun flashed in Saturday's video.
By Saturday afternoon, members of an Uptown Black P-Stones faction had video on Facebook of their crew posting up outside a convenience store across from the college. One of the bangers takes a moment to display his handgun.

In a timely note, it looks like the "locals" are supporting Kim Foxx for state's attorney.


Boilerplate

After Friday’s shooting, Uptown Alderman James Cappleman sent out one of his boilerplate responses. It was “gang related” and there is increased police presence, Cappleman said in a Tweet.

It’s laughable that he continues to find that well-worn response to be adequate.

The gang members, feeling comfortable enough to hang out on Wilson Avenue and flash a gun on video in broad daylight, didn’t seem to be much concerned with whatever “increased police presence” the alderman wants his constituents to believe is happening.

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29 comments:

  1. Watching that video made my stomach turn knowing it was real and not a scene filmed for TV or a movie. Just frightening that this is going on across Chicago.

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    1. Frightening? This has been the case since the 70s, long before I got on the job. Now, thanks to the ACLU we no longer put our hands on them unless we witness them committing a crime. You should see it, it's almost comical if it wasn't real life. If we do stop someone after a call in, no one wants to pat them down or put cuffs on them. When the word gets down to the real criminals I expect this to get way worse. I hate to say it but there will likely be a lot of dead/wounded cops. The rise in boldness/desire to confront police and officers second guessing themselves for fear of being in trouble themselves/not being aggressive in the event someone means to do them harm is a dangerous combination

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  2. Here's the exact tweet from Mr Social Work:
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    17 year old male from Rogers Pk shot in leg just after 2pm at Magnolia/Racine. Gang-related. Increased CPD presence occurring.
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    Never mind that Magnolia and Racine are parallel.

    Hey Cappleman - That "Increased CPD presence" must be the squads that responded to the bloody crime scene on a sidewalk....then left....'Cause there JUST AIN'T ANY OTHER CPD PRESENCE.
    Police presence is DOWN. Crime is up. Demonstrably. Statistically.
    You know the difference between down and up, right?....Right?
    You lying sack.
    Sorry for the name-calling, neighbors. But this guy isn't even a skilled liar. It's pathetic. And he's playing every one of you for a total chump.
    Say what you will about little Tommy T (cause he deserves it)....But Mr Social Work takes the cake.

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    1. Cappleman is a slight improvement over the previous alderman, Shiller, who used race-baiting to keep the citizens in line. Whenever anyone complained about the crime, she chalked it up to "rich white condo owners who don't want blacks in their neighborhood." She also famously answered a white Truman College student's complaint about the dangers in the neighborhood by sneering, "This isn't your college campus, sweetie."

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    2. I'm with you with wanting more police. I want more too.

      Why are you upset with Tunney and Cappleman for the police not following through with the promise they made to the aldermen. It seems to me you should be mad at the police because they are the ones not following through with the promise they made.

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  3. Can you post the Facebook link too. Can't they figure out who those bangers are.

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    1. Yes CPD can and already does however new Policing laws are protecting these young lads. They will eventually be caught, hopefully no one gets hurt before then. Once caught, regardless of age they will be back on the street with a different weapon by the evening

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  4. The social worker Cappleman was at a campaign event for Anita Alvarez with Tom Tunney at Ann Sather's today. Talk about a group of lying, incompetent shitheads. A cloud of stench hung over their heads. The only way to make that group more disgusting and worthy of mass hatred would be to add Jerry Sandusky and Bill Cosby and O.J. to the mix.

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    1. They were at an Alvarez event?! The news last night said they both are endorsing Foxx! I watched the debate and thought More seemed like a good candidate. The politics within politics around here are disgusting.

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    2. Was Michelle Smith there?
      Then you'd have the trifecta of non-action.

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    3. God damn, that would have made me lose my appetite, but then again, I wouldn't have been patronizing Ann Sather's House of Tunney's Sticky Buns in the first place.

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  5. And thanks to the ACLU and the anti police movement in the city they can hang out as a group in front of a college no less with guns and no copper will pat any of them down.

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  6. The store is called Snack 4 Less across from Truman. This was posted on UU six weeks ago:

    http://www.uptownupdate.com/2016/02/snack-4-less-gang-loitering-flavored.html

    "I have noticed, as well as many of my neighbors, that the area outside Snack 4 Less (on Wilson between Racine and Clifton) has really gone downhill. I call 911 regularly on gangbangers openly making drug deals in front of this store. I try to give my business to 7-Eleven because of this. I mentioned all of the loitering and drug issues to the 7-Eleven cashier and they told me that Snack 4 Less is also selling flavored tobacco, which according to the BACP (Business Affairs and Consumer Protection) is not allowed within 500 feet of an elementary, middle or secondary school. Not many people realize that Truman College has a secondary school inside of it and that would make selling flavored tobacco illegal. The worker I spoke with in 7-Eleven mentioned that they wanted to sell flavored tobacco if Snack 4 Less was. They said the clerk in Snack 4 Less keeps it behind the counter and overhead so if an inspector comes in, it is not visible. I realize this is only part of the problem with the loitering but I wanted to make sure your readers are calling 911 for drug deals and gang loitering in this new hotspot and hopefully the inspectors get on this."

    How long will it be before another innocent person is hit and killed on that little stretch of 'banger playground like Leonardo Matias?

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-cops-innocent-man-dies-after-caught-in-uptown-crossfire-20141211-story.html



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    1. Apparently the blue-light camera at Wilson and Racine (if I recall) isn't helping to solve many crimes.

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  7. two funny observations:
    1.) they only wear a belt when carrying a pistol
    2.) the bag of what appears to be crumpled up flamin' hots. Classic!! I can think of no better last meal. Thank God he survived

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  8. So, the gentleman flashing the gun...he's obviously an idiot, so shouldn't be that hard to ID him, right? Does CPD have the know-how to monitor Youtube, FB, etc. for these types of shitheads?

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  9. Another two Officers are retiring this month from 19 District and no replacements coming in!

    Wheres RAHM?

    OH That's right, surrounded by his 12 Officers per shift, 24 hours a day guarding his family, while citizens suffer from less Police in the area!

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  10. Love it when criminals post videos of their activities, greatly assisting the long arm of the law.

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  11. FYI 2 retaliation shootings have occurred already

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  12. How is that new law that makes it harder for police to stop people working?

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    1. Awesome! I go in, take my time getting ready, make sure my camera works and my audio recorder is charged no matter if the district is in a RAP or someone is shot. I've learned that now I'm nice and even thugs with tats on their face holding a dope tip like the "new me," who says "hi" from the car and keeps driving.

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  13. I used to live in the 1200 block of Montrose, right around the corner from Broncho Billy Park. The stretch along Magnolia from Montrose to Wilson is a mix of condos and Section 8 buildings. I went along on a couple of "Positive Loitering" events and the cops told me that the trouble always came from the Section 8 buildings and the typical offender was in their teens or 20s, not on the lease, sleeping on Grandma's or Aunt So-and-so's couch. The sidewalk was usually littered with fast food wrappers and liquor bottles. They'd hang out either at Broncho Billy, the pedestrian park a half block away, or next to the strip mall across from Starbucks.

    The stretch of Wilson was just as bad. Much of the trouble came from the Wilson Men's Hotel, one of the last SROs in the city. The 7-Eleven has a liquor license and it was common to see the WMH resident's splitting a case of beer out in the open at 8 in the morning while people headed to the Red Line for work.

    The Popeye's that used to be at the corner of Sheridan and Wilson was a popular target. Once, coming back from a trip out of town on a Sunday afternoon, I witnessed a man peeing on the big picture window while loudly daring the manager to call the cops while his cronies cheered him on.

    Uptown is a neighborhood with potential, but the Sheridan/Wilson corner is a sleazy mess. Panhandlers. People selling tube socks and shampoo out of suitcases. Hustlers. Drug dealers.

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  14. This mope was apparently in court yesterday. Today, he was smoking weed with a fellow "Hoolie" just outside the Subway at Magnolia and Wilson...

    https://www.facebook.com/hicity.duskie/videos/197154630652715/

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    1. There is something pretty funny about that video - the kid hack / hack / cough coughing his way to facebook fame-on-the-street. Classic moron.

      The unfunny part is the handgun in his pants...you guessed it - right there on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hicity.duskie/videos/195478570820321/

      I wonder how this story ends? And how many of MY tax dollars get donated to this wastrel so that he can terrorize the community.

      Hey Mr Social Work, care to give us an estimate? How much are we paying for a punk to be a menace? How much?
      How about you, Tommy T? Care to provide an estimate?
      Michelle Do-Nothing, any idea?

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  15. Yet these clowns keep getting elected. When is enough enough?

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    1. Tough to beat the machine. They have many tricks up their sleeves. Voters don't have many good choices at the booth.

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    2. oh and look what happens to you when you try and run as an outsider:https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160318/west-town/state-reps-daughter-charged-staple-gun-attack-on-moms-opponent

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  16. How come Rahmbo's Palace guard never retire or get promoted and decline by attitiion ?

    How do these clowns get elected ? By the clowns who voted for them, by 75% of the electorate who were too lazy to get off their ass and vote them out.

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  17. I regularly come down Wilson by Truman and it is 24/7 nonsense over there. I am not sure what combination drives them all over there but it gets worse and worse. Im afraid for when summer comes.
    And the FB post that just makes me mad that they are laughing at us they know they will get a slap on the wrist and be right back out. I was in Iceland not too long ago and they have 1 murder a year in their country (usually a domestic situation). it was incredible to be in a safe functioning country- when I told people I was from Chicago they were horrified and told me they felt sorry for me. They also mentioned they would never visit there due to the crime. Just thought I'd pass along what other people think about this nonsense.

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