Sunday, July 23, 2006

Homicides Down Some More

  • Chicago's homicide total is down slightly for the first six months of the year, police officials said Friday.

    So far in 2006, 201 people have been murdered, Supt. Phil Cline announced. At this time last year, there had been 210 murders.

    That's a decline of 4.3 percent.
Harrison/Fillmo'/011 continues it's torrid pace, up from 10 homicides in the first 6 months last year to 22 already through June this year. Let's buckle down a bit there boys and girls, eh? On the other hand, 4.3% sounds so much more impressive than a reduction of only 9 murders, doesn't it? Remember, it's all in the presentation.

64 Comments:

Anonymous fillmo said...

THE BADDEST STATION IN THE NATION

7/23/2006 12:04:00 AM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

off subject

thank you to the CPD beat car on 63rd heading W, then turning down Central toward G/F around 1145p. tonight

Great to see patrol around.

7/23/2006 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the yuppies moving in? The ghetto moving out? Both?

How is 021 these days? From my distant perch I hear that its most entirely gentrified now, with some (surprising) parts of 002 not far behind.

001? Check
002? Half-check
003? Fugheddabout it.
004-008? Say good night Gracie!
009? Returnin in fits and starts
010? Yeah, right
011? There's yuppies in the east?
012? Check
013? Check
014? Check almost entirely.
015? Yeah, right.
016? Going, going...
017? Where the hell is 017?
018-021? Check
022? Buh bye.
023? Check
024? Check
025? Turn out the lights there.

So whats that leave us?

Well, the lakefront up to Hyde Park so far. Plus almost all areas within 3 or 4 miles of downtown, and large areas of the north/northwest side.

Question for the young and old. Would you buy a home today in 008, 016, 022 or 025? If so, why? Far as I can tell, the trend ain't your friend in any of em.

7/23/2006 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andrews pretends to be a detective almost as much as he pretends that he is straight. "The ultimate leader is one who is willing to develop people to the point that they eventually surpass him or her in knowledge and ability."

It use to be that the Detective Division relied on its experience from seasoned Detectives, Sergeants, Lieutenants and Commanders to train the up and coming. When you have a Commander that does not have that experience and consistently overrides the decision of his managers the system beaks down. The Detectives have stopped trying to do more because they are tired of being slapped down by Dean. The Lieutenants and Sergeants have been rendered ineffective because the men they manage know that their decision doesn’t matter and that the decision will always be up to Dean and no one else. The supervisors lack the intestinal fortitude to stand up to Dean for what they believe in fear of losing their precious spot or being dumped to midnights. Dean dumps supervisors and detectives with no expectation and no regard for their work, experience, or the personal hardship it may cause; for some personnel this was too much to bear. Dean makes his management decisions based on personal reasons and how it affects only Dean, regardless what it best for the Division or the police officers they serve.

Andrews is not a leader, he expects people to listen and follow because he wears a gold star and not because he has earned their respect for the position he holds. The difference between a good Commander and Dean is; Dean says, Go! – a true boss says, Let’s go!
Andrews cannot expect to hold the loyalty of his detectives when he speaks to them as if they are insignificant. Andrews its time to look and the mirror and see the person you have become and not the god you think you are!

"Clout may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there."

7/23/2006 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You hit it right on the head. I do not work for Andrews but you could replace his name with a lot of our exempt members on this dept and what you said rings true. We have always had clout on the Dept but the difference is that before the clout people, Dist commanders and above were never seen. They stayed away and got drunk on duty. I'm not saying its right but the Sgt and to a lesser extent the Lt's were left to run things. When I came on you never spoke with the DC and hardly ever saw the WC. They had clout, they knew it but stayed away. Now these exempts for the most part were at one time or another meritoriously promoted then made exempts. They now believe they know better then those under them. the Det division is a perfect example of this. there are people with many years experience there who are being told how to do their jobs by Merits with less time and no experience in the unit. This is why Officers and Dets do not try as hard. It sucks going into a test already 30 percent down because you have no clout. I could go on and on but I know I'm preaching to the choir. Everybody be safe and don't let these idiot exempts put you in harms way.

7/23/2006 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Figures lie, and liars figure.......

7/23/2006 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm... Here's a thought:

If we, as a Department, are all about "accountability", why is it the former district commanders of both 011 (Starks) and 014 (Maher) were promoted when their respective districts each experienced a dramatic homicide increase in 2003/2004 during their tenure as commander? Under accountability, shouldn't they have been demoted rather than promoted?

Now I see the 011th District is once again experiencing an increase in homicides. According to the department's "accountability" logic, this commander should be due for a promotion to Deputy Chief in the very near future.

7/23/2006 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the fuck is it with juvy dick Rodriguez at A/4 youth? You know dickhead, if you hate doing your job so much, there are other places you can go you jagoff.

7/23/2006 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ADS day at it again-demanding a full crime scene investigation and tying up detectives, crime lab, and many beat cars all fucking day for an accidental discharge in the 002nd District. She will stay down on anything and request everyone go to extremes so that it drags out her tour for her and her retarded driver...just in case something comes in that would require some brainpower. Laziness+ignorance+arrogance+clout= Day, Maher, etc etc etc

7/23/2006 02:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Area 1 gun team in another good shooting tonight at 145am at 60th and Bishop. Good Job guys. What, does that make it 25 this year? Damn we're good!

7/23/2006 03:50:00 AM  
Blogger fillmoreranger said...

I probably would by in 16 if I could afford it although i think the prices up there have peaked so don't expect windfall profits but i don't see it falling anytime soon too much of it is single family city workers cant really say for the other districts

7/23/2006 04:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One more homicide on the south side this early morning on Vernon

7/23/2006 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

006th District rocks!

7/23/2006 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7/23/2006 03:50:56 AM

That was the Area 1 Midnight Gang Team. Bad guys weapon recovered.

7/23/2006 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Area 2 last night:

total of 8 shot and one murder


Area 1 I know had a lot of shootings and one homicide plus a police shooting!


Thank God Crime Is Down!


Keep up the good work there
Cline!

7/23/2006 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any truth to the stories of alot of fruit cake detectives are bidding to Area 5 to be with the queen bee? Area 5 may just become the 23rd district of the detective division!

7/23/2006 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we mourn the passing of northside. he may have been a pain in the ass when he posted, but a loss of a fellow officer is still a loss.


Man Killed On Red Line Tracks
Victim Apparently Intoxicated
(CBS) CHICAGO An unidentified retired Chciago Police Officer was killed early Saturday when he fell onto the tracks at a downtown subway station and contacted the third rail.

At about 1:40 a.m., the CTA was notified "that a customer was on the right-of-way at Harrison," said CTA spokeswoman Kim Myles.

The man, believed to be about 68 years old, according to police, apparently was intoxicated and fell onto the third rail at the Harrison station. The victim was pronounced dead at 4:15 a.m. at the Stein Institute, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Myles said no train was involved in the incident and that Chicago police were investigating early Saturday to determine exactly what happened.

Red Line trains were re-routed over the elevated tracks downtown after the incident, Myles said. By 3:11 a.m. both northbound and southbound Red Line trains had resumed use of the subway tracks.

7/23/2006 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok Phil you made me hate this job you fat piece of shit. How about some more PO for the district and less for your bullshit units

7/23/2006 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: leomemorial

Please do not accompany your comments with pictures of our fallen officers.

I appreciate your efforts on our behalf regarding the police memorial, but I don't believe this is a respectful display of our fallen given that pictures of those we knew and still grieve may be couched between comments from OLE and various amature porn writers (no offense to SCC, but the blog is what it is).

Please use better discretion in the future.

7/23/2006 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

B.G is a REAL FUCKING TOOL! He should be fired from this job before something stupid happens. He's also bi-sexual.

7/23/2006 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Decorated Marine???? You have got to be kidding right? What an embarassment to REAL Marines in CPD. This jagbag brags about shit and experiences that he was NEVER involved in. Dude came to 008 from 009 and he is a first-class liar when it comes to shit!
If you did something-he did it better! If you were involved in some serious shit-he had stories to make him larger than life!
Burns me up that this lying SOB is constantly filling ladies' heads with disillusioned stories of combat that he NEVER was involved in! Hey man, if you want to be a Marine soooo fricken bad, then enlist already! Quit being a puss in 8-Balls tac and go to Paris Island or Camp Pendleton. Make your own stories and quit asking cop chick's if they want to see your barbed wire Irish dick! Get a life already!
-signed a REAL Marine Corps officer in 008th District

7/23/2006 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't blame Commander Jackson from 011 hes probably the best boss I have ever had, always looks out for a po. Animals will be animals nothing you can do. Alot of killings have to do with Rockwell coming down fight for dope spots.....Where are all these extra pos assigned to 011 I work third watch and I dont see em?

7/23/2006 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is 021 these days? From my distant perch I hear that its most entirely gentrified now, with some (surprising) parts of 002 not far behind.

021 is still fvcked. Dearborns are here to stay.....untill Daley's boys can sell it to a developer, that is.....

7/23/2006 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous heather said...

10:44

"pos"???

Are you calling officers "pieces of shit" or are you abbreviating "parent over shoulder" or "positive"?

7/23/2006 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The supervisors lack the intestinal fortitude to stand up to Dean

**** Puleazzzzz. Supervisors aren't here to stand up for anything. Get a clue and get use to it.

for what they believe in fear of losing their precious spot or being dumped to midnights. Dean dumps supervisors and detectives with no expectation

**** Oh, I bet there is an expectation alright! You know what I mean? Get it? Huh? hahaha

7/23/2006 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sucks going into a test already 30 percent down because you have no clout.

ya and probabaly another 10-20% down for all the secret study groups.

7/23/2006 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous leomemorial said...

No problem. Sorry about that, to the earlier poster. Take care.

7/23/2006 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 1985 Sergeant's test you
were knocked back 17% by "Standardization", just by being white.

Thank-you Prentiss #^(&ing Marshall!!

7/23/2006 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean Commander "heemee haw" Jackson? He couldn't solve a one piece puzzle let alone be able to come up with a good plan to reduce the crime rate. That's why he has Rick Flair doing the work for him with his bullshit raa raa speaches and telling everyone they are the best of the best. Funny how his reaction to being told that no-one wants to be on gang teams because of the hours was just a nice moment of silence. Maybe part of him realized that the plan is not as good as it seemed in the first place. And PLEASE stop trying to encourage us with these "this is where the real police work" stories. no-one cares but you and no-one wants to be there but you. Pretty sad really. To 10:44, suck my sweaty sack, the only reason you don't see us there is that you're sitting around the station comparing fake war stories with the other 5 year and under p.o.'s while we're out there teaching your animals some manners. You see, the reason we get called to 011 is because we have actually REDUCED crime in our districts and the bosses are hoping we can teach you kids a trick or two about the difference between "policing" and "posing". One day you'll have enough time to bid out like i did but until then i will visit your district once in awhile and still be able to go back to my district the next day and have my starbucks while checking out the women without 8 kids that have 8 different dads who love the police and make my job a pleasure. Enjoy 011 and thanks for contributing to my future pension. Asshole.

7/23/2006 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about commenting about the subject "Homicides Down Some More"
There were many people shot in the south districts

7/23/2006 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous cpd f/2 said...

SCC should have an audio for this blog. "Macho Man" by the Village People.

I'm just drowning in the testosterone. You'd think we're on a playground with high school kids.

7/23/2006 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ADS day at it again-demanding a full crime scene investigation and tying up detectives, crime lab, and many beat cars all fucking day for an accidental discharge in the 002nd District. She will stay down on anything and request everyone go to extremes so that it drags out her tour for her and her retarded driver...just in case something comes in that would require some brainpower. Laziness+ignorance+arrogance+clout= Day, Maher, etc etc etc

"BULLSHIT" I WAS THERE,THERE WAS'NT
A FULL FLEDGED INVESTIGATION.IT WAS AN ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE AND HANDLED AS SUCH.THE P/O KEPT HIS WEAPON,THE CRIME LAB JUST TOOK PICTURES OF THE DAMAGE TO THE SQUAD AND RECOVERED THE CASING.AND THAT WAS FINE WITH DAY.GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT ASSHOLE BEFORE YOU START SPREADING BULLSHIT.THE WHOLE INVESTIGATION WAS OVER IN AN HOUR.

7/23/2006 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just got done working and every car was 99 last night. No rapids no traffic cars! Nice huh? But crime is down ya right! The area bosses tell their commanders to have cake and coffee with the shit heads and they will give up other bad guys. Progess fighting crime get real. Crime in Chicago is being solved or at least reclassified by the review office.
Go ahead put more cameras up spend more money the city does not have. If you dont have cops on the street to do their job the cameras dont mean shit.

Be safe and dont beleive the mayor knew nothing

7/23/2006 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Union members for helping keep us officers safe everyone last night was 99 and no rapids. Way to go FOP you guys should take your selfs out for dinner and let us pay for it!

7/23/2006 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Area 1 gun team in another good shooting tonight at 145am at 60th and Bishop. Good Job guys. What, does that make it 25 this year? Damn we're good!

7/23/2006 03:50:56 AM

Not that good. I don't think anybody on your team has 10 years on. You guys are still learning what I forgot.

7/23/2006 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This F.O.P. adminsitration, like the ones before it, have gotten cozy with the top brass in the department and have a tainted view of what officers have to go through. It is amazing how fast these guys forget where they come from and start warming up to the bosses on the rise. Time for change is now!

7/23/2006 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once upon a time there were two spoiled children named Barney and Joe. They got away with doing nothing other than talking bullshit for a very long time. They made a ton of money stealing overtime that their co-workers couldn't get. When the money train was cut off (and rightly so) they moved to a new home and spent most of their time talking shit about their prior home. They need to get a life!!!

7/23/2006 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: leomemorial

Please do not accompany your comments with pictures of our fallen officers.

Please use better discretion in the future.

----Put me down in agreement with the above poster. I was stunned that you would use the picture in such a manner. I realize you had the best of intentions but please do not do that again.

7/23/2006 02:27:00 PM  
Anonymous wish i was a gunny said...

I wanted to join the Marines. But at 5'10" they told me I was too tall. Oh well...

7/23/2006 03:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ANY TRUTH TO THE RUMOR THAT 42 PEOPLE FROM 35TH STREET SCORED IN TOP 100 ON SGT. TEST

7/23/2006 03:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are an idiot.

7/23/2006 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard the ame rumor about H.Q. and the test results. A few guys were talking about it in A/5 the other day.

7/23/2006 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO SCC

FROM ANONYMOUS

SUBJECT BEST/WORST BOSS THREAD

1) I think from what I have been reading it is time for the best/worst boss thread sounds to me like Queen Dean is leading the city for worst boss ever lets find out.

7/23/2006 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

leomemorial: At first I was taken aback by a picture of a fallen comrade. However, after giving it some consideration, seeing pictures of a brother who has made the ultimate sacrifice has cast a ray of light on a blog that has become a dark and disturbing place where po's espouse hatred and intolerence for others, and most suprisingly, for one another.

I have finally witnessed something on the blog that has made me proud to be the police, rather than ashamed.

7/23/2006 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOR THOSE CONCERNED - THE JOB IS REALLY TURNING-HIRE MORE POLITICALLY CORRECT PERSONS

BREAKING NEWS, another great decision by our command staff. Police Officers had to put down a dog (animal) in the 008th District at approximately 1030hrs. today after it had attacked 2 little girls. Well, after doing the Miscellaneous Incident Exception Card ADS Sandra K. Day (Operational Services)arrived and demanded Detectives. A call to the A/1 was met with, no detectives are need and none are coming out. ADS Day called C.O. Walsh of A-1 who ordered a team of Detectives sent out on this Police Shooting!. A Police Shooting!, do these two dumb broads have any idea what they are doing. Day and Walsh wanted to know how many holes were in the dog and had the dog taken to Western Ave. to be checked out at Animal Control. These two dumb broads wanted and thought the gun should be inventoried and Crime Lab personnel sent out. Thanks to the Detectives, it was stopped. Come on Cline are you reading the reports Day and Walsh are submitting.
If true, this is hilarious. What the hell is being promoted nowadays? "Merit" by what stretch of the imagination?

7/23/2006 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ANY TRUTH TO THE RUMOR THAT 42 PEOPLE FROM 35TH STREET SCORED IN TOP 100 ON SGT. TEST

7/23/2006 03:17:22 PM


I heard the ame rumor about H.Q. and the test results. A few guys were talking about it in A/5 the other day.

7/23/2006 03:21:46 PM


Let the nonsense begin.......

7/23/2006 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off the topic. Beat 811 on afternoons about 3 weeks ago responded to a call of a suspecious male in the alley on the 5300 block of Harlem. There is an Arby's right there that has been hit before. When they arrived a male in the alley fled and they gave chase. The male got away but since then I have seen 811 on afternoons patroling that alley time and time again. Thanks for keep a eye on the area. Your efforts do not go unappreciated.

7/23/2006 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 1985 Sergeant's test you
were knocked back 17% by "Standardization", just by being white.

Thank-you Prentiss #^(&ing Marshall!!

VERY VERY curious to know more about this topic ... is it something to do with The Civil Rights Act Affrimative Action Crap? Can you give anymore info on this?

7/23/2006 05:42:00 PM  
Blogger richardaustin151 said...

I live in 016. Yes there are changes, but they are good for the most part. Many of the Eastern Europeans and hispanics moving in provide a diverse culture to an otherwise bland neighborhood. Since I have children, I am happy that they can intermingle with people of other ethnic backgrounds. I made sure that they learned to speak Spanish so that they can be more cultured and communicate with the recent arrivals. 016 is getting to be a better place because of the diversity and multicultualism.

7/23/2006 06:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leo Memorial, Thanks for the pic of John Knight. Rest in Peace

7/23/2006 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO RICHARD DAUSTIN 151--
You don't know shit about 016. We're getting my Euro Trash and chili pickers here than you can imagine. If in the event that you moved to this district from yuppiville USA, go back! And your shit about diversity, park your fat ass on any street just north of Belmont Ave. like Long and Rosco and count the getto trash movin' north to make a score. This is our diversity. Wake up and take your young with before it's to late.

7/23/2006 07:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

leo psycho, stop posting positive responses to your own lunacy. Posting John's pic was purely bad taste!

7/23/2006 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought everyone was leaving A/5 because they were sick of Sgt. Holy's crap, not Andrews.

7/23/2006 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A-Hole said:
Not that good. I don't think anybody on your team has 10 years on. You guys are still learning what I forgot.

7/23/2006 01:06:54 PM

Maybe they are just quicker learners than you! If the gods favor me on the Lt.s test I may be a Lt. with very close to ten years on the job! Amamazing that a guy can learn to be a brain surgeon in less than ten years but some of you old timers think it takes four decades to become a cop.

7/23/2006 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leo Memorial: I'm gonna try not to be rude, but posting a murdered cop's (who is not related to you) picture is pretty sick. If I was this guy's son or brother I would be appalled that you used his picture to forward your own cop-groupie agenda. What is your deal?

7/23/2006 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Miss Puerto Rico just won the Miss Universe Contest.

Expect a visit from the biggest jagoff on the board.

7/23/2006 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
ANY TRUTH TO THE RUMOR THAT 42 PEOPLE FROM 35TH STREET SCORED IN TOP 100 ON SGT. TEST

7/23/2006 03:17:22 PM

If this is true, your (I'm in pbpa, which also sucks) rat union should hire someone to launch a full investigation into the 35th. Street study groups! These motherfuckers already get their 30% merit, which is a travesty in itself. I'm not looking forward to the Lt.s exam knowing that Matt (Lil'Phil) and friends have already been "studying" for months. Where are the Noelle Brennan's on this issue? This is just another way of getting around legitamate work practices.

7/23/2006 10:07:00 PM  
Anonymous leomemorial said...

Thank you for (some) of the positive comments. I meant no harm and certainly, no offense. So I'm very sorry if any were offended. Plus, I made sure my comments were in respect with his photo.

When I first started our police memorial, I met his partner online who created a memorial tribute for him. The guy spoke fo him like his brother, and for reason, I was thinking of Officer Knight.

As for the other OBNOXIOUS POSTERS CALLING ME A COP GROUPIE, I do not date cops and have several reasons why I run a memorial. If you knew, you wouldn't even post such crap!
So...

KISS MY ASS!

7/23/2006 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would expect house mouses to have the highest score. Nothing unexpected, and if you can't figure that out I assume you didn't do so well.

7/24/2006 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If a guy was to be charged with drug induced homicide or something like that our homicicde rate would be 470.

Last I looked we had 200 odd fenanol/heroin overdoses.

7/24/2006 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous LathrupOnetoLunchMeatover said...

I had heard (blank) people of the first (blank) for rankings on the Sgt's test were from HQ......

People, stop w/the insane bull crap. Think about it, It took two months to get your test results back for a SCANTRON test. So in order for you to believe that this nonsense to be true, you have to forget about reality for a few moments and believe that 30-50 college interns are scoring ESSAY tests, with each test being REGRADED two to three times. Multiply this by 3500-4000 tests. You do the math! You will not see your test results/rankings till January 07 the very earliest.

7/24/2006 02:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To richardaustin151

I am glad that you are teaching your children Spanish, an third world language. They can grow up to be gang bangers, dope dealers, or social workers. Is their second language going to be eubonics? If you are a cop, which I sincerely doubt, you would be teaching your kids how to fight and shoot.

I bet you also teach them that inter racial relationships are ok, especially with illegal aliens. You sir are a pooooooooooooooooch. You are an unfit parent who should nver have been allowed to breed and bring children into the world.

7/24/2006 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 1985-89 Sergeant's Test took one year, six months and nine days to get the Scantron results back.

The Detective's exam a few years before that was graded in front of you as you left, you were told the results and given a copy of the exam questions.

7/24/2006 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in 016. Yes there are changes, but they are good for the most part (though my property value is declining) . Many of the Eastern Europeans and hispanics moving in provide a diverse culture to an otherwise bland neighborhood (man do these hotties wear very little clothing during the summer time). Since I have children, I am happy that they can intermingle with people of other ethnic backgrounds (can't wait to see what the babysitter is wearing tonight). I made sure that they learned to speak Spanish so that they can be more cultured and communicate with the recent arrivals( so my landscaper really understands what I want done in the backyard). 016 is getting to be a better place because of the diversity and multicultualism (my garage was a great investment and has nothing to do with the fact of not being able to park on my street because of all of the "extended families" hot bunking in the basements of all the bungalows).

7/25/2006 09:18:00 AM  

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