Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Babysitting Again

  • Despite an enormous police presence, including a special escort for ABLA kids to and from the West Side school, nearly half of the students at Crane didn't show up for classes Monday -- the first day back after spring break.

    One-day attendance dipped to 52.8 percent -- even less than the 55.2 percent average attendance for the entire week after Crane junior Ruben Ivy was shot to death a half block from the school, Chicago Public Schools officials said.

A specially assigned bus. Police escort front and back. Aldercreature and more police on standby. A constant stream of Closed Market cars and who knows what else around the entire neighborhood. And we get this letter in the e-mail box:
  • SCC, Manley high school, blocks from the Crane show of police presence, ended up in a riot today with a dozen kids going to jail, all over one of those "buck-fifty" hats. And if it isn't Manley, it's Marshall. And when it isn't Marshall, it's Orr. And if any of those high schools are tired out, it's Farragut or Little Village picking up the slack.
Funny how we don't see any coverage of the melee at Manley. Until someone has a toe-tag on them, they aren't news, we guess.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sad thing about this is, the kids, and their parents, complain about the "police state" atmosphere in the schools. Well, here's a special message to the parents of all these angels.
YOU come to school and watch your kid all day. Sit in classes with Junior, or Junior Miss. Eat with them in the lunchroom. Take gym with your little darlings too. And why not? Many of the parents at some of these heathen academies don't hold regular employment. If you're not working, come to school and maintain control of what your child learns, says, and interacts with. It certainly can't make things any worse than they are. Who knows? The school might even make a "double miracle" occur...education of the child AND the dropout parent! Wouldn't that be something....

3/25/2008 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is Obama waiting to be President inorder to CHANGE this? They need some HOPE now.

3/25/2008 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget South Shore high school, CVS, Bowen, Washington, Julian, fuck...which schools never riot??? CPS is fucked up just like the people it serves.

3/25/2008 11:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The real story shouldn't be these kids from Abla.

The real story is the daily 50% attendance rate.

Why don't we do a piece on that media?

3/25/2008 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm, any problems at St. Rita, Mt. Carmel, St. Ignatious, DeLaSalle? I wonder why

3/26/2008 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any gang problems at St Pats? What about Notre Dame Academy? Loyola? Hell, lets get public.. New Trier? Naperville North? DG South? Lake Forest? Schaumburg?

I know I know a brother is running for president but (since race is at the fore front, lets answer the question) why is there one, and only one common denominator in these problems at these schools? Why do black schools (Orr, Marshall, Crane, Julian etc etc) have all the problems while the white schools have no problems? Why can black students be "excused" for fear while white students are not afforded the same opportunity? Why when I ask these qustions am I a racist, when if Im a shade darker Im a revolutionary?

Tax dollars being wasted on escorts to those who do not say "thank you" but rather say "you dint give no fuck then why you give a fuck now?" All in all a lost cause... but it is a nice pay check I cant understand why it is so clear to me and so murky to others... maybe because I know the truth... stay safe brothers!

3/26/2008 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And they didn't even bother to show up for school!?

So all those Closed Market cars went to waste when they could been...uh, help me out here...

3/26/2008 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a story. This is as old as the art work on the stalls in the 011th dist. bathrooms. Tomma Buns runs Seiser!

3/26/2008 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nearly half the students at that school probably don't go anyway.

3/26/2008 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous and you can print it! said...

I was listening to talk radio today and the one host was saying it was all the city's fault for putting these different gang members from different CHA complexes together.


Hmmmmmmmm now we should send you to a school based on your gang affiliation?

Hmmmmmmmm, Your poor and have a bunch of kids you can't afford and get free housing, free medical, free food stamps (Link) and free welfare. And its the Federal Government or City's fault on the free housing you getting?

Hmmmmmmmm, I guess there is no longer any self-responsibilities anymore. I guess a condom is out of the question. I guess its all our fault all your freebies aren't up to YOUR standards.

Man. If I was King for One Day. Good Bye Free Housing, Good Bye Free Food, Good Bye Free Welfare, Good Bye Free Utilities!

I laugh when I go by public housing and their is more air conditioners in the windows, more Satellite Dishes mounted on the windows and more fancy cars than in my residential neighborhoods.

You should worship the ground you walk on that all these working people are flipping the bills for your out-of wedlock kids, all you crack pipe smoking dope heads, all you lazy alcoholic winos and the rest of you who can work and CHOOSE not to!

So tired of the bullshit!

I think a day is coming soon that the taxpayers are going to unite, not unlike the Boston Tea Party, and stop all these BILLIONS in freebies while we have to work.

Enough Said!

3/26/2008 02:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm...
What do all of these violent incidents have in common?

I have yet to read about Wilmette students shooting each other or engaging in riots.

3/26/2008 03:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Blue DeVille said...

I was there on Monday. What a waste of manpower. Are we going to do this everytime we have a similar situation at schools?

Good thing HEADquarters is flushing out some personnel on a 90 day detail. Otherwise we'll tap out our manpower in no time.

3/26/2008 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The press doesn't go anywhere that doesn't have a Starbucks.

Someone please tell them that there is one near on Roosevelt and Homan so that they could cover some west side stories.

By the way, also tell them Homan is what normal people call Kimball.

3/26/2008 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't recall seeing any melees @ North Side Prep,Walter Payton or Whitney Young?

Once again personal responsibility & accountability absent from those communities.

Don't think we'll see a Pfleger billboard covering those issues any time soon??

3/26/2008 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oscar D'Angelo will arrange for the remainder of ABLA to be torn down and that will take care of this problem.

And as a result Oscar and the Taylor Street crew will make a lot more money.

3/26/2008 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another teen shot in 004 last night.......gonna be a great summer.

3/26/2008 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago does not have a public education system.Its day care.

3/26/2008 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't the future of Chicago just fill you with pride???

Time to move to fucking Montana

3/26/2008 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's sad to see that race continues to be an issue in this day and age. I'm a P/O (16 years), a parent and a tax payer and up until recently was about to send my oldest to Marist until the unfortunate incident there. Yes! The culprit was a M/1 but that's not the real issue. The real issue is that by the time we as the police have to address these issues in the schools it's already too late. Our Mayor in all his wisdom seems to be more concerned about the Olympics than he is aboout the Public School System, the Police Department or anything else that doesn't directly benefit him or someone closely related to him. We as a Race (The Human race) need to wake up before it's TRULY TOO LATE! (M/1/38)

3/26/2008 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, they're all on welfare and can't afford to pay any of their bills but they all have "buck-fifty" hats.

3/26/2008 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only thing us Loyola Ramblers went bonkers for was a good kegger when someone's parents went on vacation.

It's always a good day to be a RAMBLER!

3/26/2008 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people Don't understand. It's not the student's fault, It's not the parent(s) fault. It's not the community thats at fault. It's the guns. Just ask one.

3/26/2008 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...here's a special message to the parents of all these angels.
YOU come to school and watch your kid all day. Sit in classes with Junior, or Junior Miss. Eat with them in the lunchroom. Take gym with your little darlings too. And why not? Many of the parents at some of these heathen academies don't hold regular employment. If you're not working, come to school and maintain control of what your child learns, says, and interacts with. It certainly can't make things any worse than they are. Who knows? The school might even make a "double miracle" occur...education of the child AND the dropout parent! Wouldn't that be something....

3/25/2008 11:15:00 PM

Dam! You gots to be high! I don't get up til 'bout 2, mebbe 3 o'clock! And den I got to get me some shit so I be fixed up fo' clubbin'! Shee-it! You po-leeces is funny!

3/26/2008 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hmmmm, any problems at St. Rita, Mt. Carmel, St. Ignatious, DeLaSalle? I wonder why

3/26/2008 12:02:00 AM

OH NO, they just like to beat little black kids that ride their bike into the neighborhood. A friend of mine got the crap beat out of him at De LaSalle and the whole thing was covered up. Get real, those little jagoffs get away with a whole lot.

3/26/2008 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Don't forget South Shore high school, CVS, Bowen, Washington, Julian, fuck...which schools never riot??? CPS is fucked up just like the people it serves.

3/25/2008 11:49:00 PM

your problem is you do not know how to identify a knucklehead from a good kid. You just lump them all in one boat.

3/26/2008 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm, any problems at St. Rita, Mt. Carmel, St. Ignatious, DeLaSalle? I wonder why

3/26/2008 12:02:00 AM

Yeah, no problems at St. Rita, Mt. Carmel or DeLassale.

How about the group of jagoffs that hit an officers wife and her friend in the head with a brick? St. Rita honor students from what I remember.

How many Mt. Carmel and St. Rita Jagoffs were involved in that Durkin park mess?

At least the ghetto jagoff has somewhat an excuse for his jagoff behavior. Jagoff parents, jagoff parent, no parent/parents, jagoff grandparents/no grandparents, parent/parents in prison, parent/parents hooked on dope, parents teaching the gospel of police hate in the home....say when.

What excuse do these Beverly/Mt.Greenwood/Garfield Ridge jagoffs have for acting like the common criminal?

Discuss amongst yourselves.

3/26/2008 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im asking the question because I don't know the answer. How much money is put into a school like Wilmette H.S. as compared to A school like Crain. I talking about CPS funds, county funds, federal funds etc.

3/26/2008 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lets not forget all the north side public schools, same s##t different color

3/26/2008 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Arnie Dunken said...

It is illegal to segragate based on race, religon and economic status (class).

But they say its O.K. to segragate them from them selves base on gang affiliation.

All we hear in the press is ANOTHER CPS STUDENT MURDERED!

What the head lines should read is:

ANOTHER CPS STUDENT MUDERED BY ANOTHER CPS STUDENT.

ANOTHER CPS TEACHER BEATEN BY A CPS STUDENT.

Not to mention the Rapes, Robberies, thefts, car jackings and drug dealing commited by CPS students.

The CPS and The Mayor have a solution! Lets pump 10s of millions of more tax payers dollars into the school system, that will fix every thing.

Here is the solution!!!
Ask not axe, each CPS student if they want to be in school. If the answer is no, kick them the fuck out. Close half the schools, fire half the good for nothing staff. Fortifiy the remaing schools and teath only those who are there to learn. PROBLEM SOLVED!!!

Can you imagin what the test scores would be now?

3/26/2008 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to see what would happen to all these people getting freebies if they had to take a drug test to receive them. We all are subject to one and have to actually work to receive our housing, food, health care, etc...

3/26/2008 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fights at Manley are not news. They never were.

Don't you realize YOU are their parents. They tell you they hate you, but they call you for every problem. YOU are everything to them. YOU keep them safe. YOU punish them. YOU even talk to them and ask them about their name, their address, their momma's name, their gang, where the dope is at.

NO ONE in the universe gives one hoot about any of the kids at Crane, or Manley, or their mommas, or their neighborhoods, or their lives, or their names, or where the dope is at. They see them as garbage and nightly news entertainment, nothing more.

So, tommorrow when their is a big fight at Manley, look over the sea of bodies and buck fitty hats and tell yourself, "These are MY children and I love them."

3/26/2008 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPS, revs, alderthieves, CPD brass: it's all knee-jerk reaction. Lack of/zero PARENTING IS THE PROBLEM. PERIOD.

It's not getting any better. The more freebees the more they have money to spend of cars, cd, dvd, drugs and gang-banger clothing.

3/26/2008 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It should be interesting what happens. Operation Closed Market is officially shut down as of today. They replaced it with a special functions unit to address school violence. It consists of Headquarters staff, mostly by reverse seniority, for a 3 period "detail". Every day of the school week (Monday thru Friday), for 3 months, this is unofficially the new school patrol unit.

3/26/2008 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And if it isn't Orr it's St. Ignatius or Loyola or the Latin School. Oh wait... no problems there.

3/26/2008 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just got detailed to this new 90 day detail to babysit these fine young kids, tell their parent or parents to come watch from a secluded placed when little pookie exits school, boy will trhey be surprised, Im not going to exert any energy to control them, and if u do then uncle REV will cry POOlice be brutalizin all the future Rhodes Scholars. Don't get me wrong , but there are alot of good kids that I will help out but the fine upstanding Gang Bangers and their dope dealer Moma or Daddy , drop dead, 90 days and weekends off, well, I guess I will tolerate it, oh, and by the way, I'm not an inside person, so don't bang me for voicing my Opinion

3/26/2008 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could this be the result of kids born addicted to crack & now nobody has a clue of what to do with these "CRACKBABIES"? SAD

3/26/2008 06:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPS is a F'ing joke.

It is an institution whose mission is NOT to "educate" children, BUT instead to employ a bunch of otherwise unemployable "political hacks!"

Half of the teachers cannot pass standardized tests themselves. I like when you see the "teacher's union folks" around election time on TV, sounding all illiterate and shit!

3/26/2008 06:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/26/2008 02:05:00 AM
Thanks guy, you said everything I wanted to and very eloquently to boot. Not a cop

3/26/2008 08:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1.1% raise from Jun 07 to be retro??? Is that true???
Because if it is, I will enact my own retro pay program. Which is answer calls, and do nothing more nothing less... and I mean NOTHING!
You hear that SGT's, LT's, W/C no activity, NOTHING!!! I will get minez!!!
SEISER and THE FREAK run it.

3/26/2008 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do not speak the truth my hard working conservative brothers, please. Are you fools crazy!!! Do you know what happens to hard working conservative people that speak the truth? The liberate media will call you a racist!!! Now shut up and go back to work so the under privileged can get their baby making loving on. This will ensure the poverty levels continue to rise.

3/26/2008 08:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police escorts? Its like Littel Rock without the racism! Where are you now Sharpton, Jackson!? Nothing toos ay? Hmmm, thought so.

3/26/2008 08:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think anyone coming out of Crane H.S. is going to be worth a pound of Dried Piss?

3/26/2008 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe if the 250 floats in the Bud Billiken parade actually had a back to school message on them, these kids would take school seriously. The only float in the parade that has a back to school message is the CPD float. Oh wait...I may have heard the message from the Hare Krishnas but it got jumbled with all the moaning and tambourines.

3/26/2008 09:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The only thing us Loyola Ramblers went bonkers for was a good kegger when someone's parents went on vacation.

It's always a good day to be a RAMBLER!"

Yea good day to be a rambler if you like cashmere sweaters and sodomy.

Signed Notre Dame Don.

3/26/2008 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 3/26/2008 12:05:00 PM

You must not read to well. I never said all of the students their were bad, I was talking about the rioting that occurs. Please read before you open your ignorant mouth.

And to reiterate, CPS is fucked up. They cannot control their student populations and let these kids get away with murder.

3/26/2008 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was reported that New York uses over 5000 Police Officers in a school patrol unit. We have NO unit right now to speak of. Hey Mayor asshole and wonder boy Weis hire more policemen please.

Flushing out 50 or 60 officers to work a 90 day detail is NOT the solution dickheads. We need a permanant fix for the school since they are all shit holes.

3/26/2008 10:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it was a blessing that Rev. Wright was exposed. There are sooo many of these hate mongers.
It seems to have given some TV journalists leave to talk honestly about it and not worry (or care)about being called a racist.

3/26/2008 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where can I sign up for this detail 5 day work week s/s d.o.g. Count me in. But, just like anyone else from hq don't expect any work out of me

3/26/2008 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, why not send the guys from Special Operations.....ooops, I mean Special Functions to babysit. (they needed to change their name while this whole SOS shit blows over) now they just drive around downtown getting some bullshit checks of buildings and shopping. They have 1 sarg. for every 4 P.O's too. WHAT A WASTE OF MANPOWER!

3/26/2008 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the city open up a special employement at OT for the schools then charge them jack asses running it for the cost to control the zoos they call schools. At least we can the generously benifit a little more from those o so inocent criminals.

3/26/2008 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous and you can print it! said...

I was listening to talk radio today and the one host was saying it was all the city's fault for putting these different gang members from different CHA complexes together.


Hmmmmmmmm now we should send you to a school based on your gang affiliation?

Hmmmmmmmm, Your poor and have a bunch of kids you can't afford and get free housing, free medical, free food stamps (Link) and free welfare. And its the Federal Government or City's fault on the free housing you getting?

Hmmmmmmmm, I guess there is no longer any self-responsibilities anymore. I guess a condom is out of the question. I guess its all our fault all your freebies aren't up to YOUR standards.

Man. If I was King for One Day. Good Bye Free Housing, Good Bye Free Food, Good Bye Free Welfare, Good Bye Free Utilities!

I laugh when I go by public housing and their is more air conditioners in the windows, more Satellite Dishes mounted on the windows and more fancy cars than in my residential neighborhoods.

You should worship the ground you walk on that all these working people are flipping the bills for your out-of wedlock kids, all you crack pipe smoking dope heads, all you lazy alcoholic winos and the rest of you who can work and CHOOSE not to!

So tired of the bullshit!

I think a day is coming soon that the taxpayers are going to unite, not unlike the Boston Tea Party, and stop all these BILLIONS in freebies while we have to work.

Enough Said!

3/26/2008 02:05:00 AM
I am ready now tell me when and where.

3/27/2008 02:32:00 AM  
Blogger Fed Up Chicagoan said...

Anonymous said...
Hmmmm, any problems at St. Rita, Mt. Carmel, St. Ignatious, DeLaSalle? I wonder why



I went to Ignatius back in the day, and the biggest upset we had was one of the seniors was pregnant my sophomore year... Im thinking this is because no ghetto shit goes here...

3/27/2008 01:22:00 PM  
Blogger Fed Up Chicagoan said...

I think a day is coming soon that the taxpayers are going to unite, not unlike the Boston Tea Party, and stop all these BILLIONS in freebies while we have to work.

Enough Said!
-_______________________________


I unfortunately do not see this happening. Not with Obama pulling the Black Card. We as decent, law-abiding Caucasians need to grow some balls, quit teaching "politically-correct, everybody is nice and equal and special in their own way" bullshit and start a riot. Oh wait.....that, by default would make us racists. Dont want the Reverends, the Southside, and the Westside getting angry at us evil white devils, do we? My god, this city is turning to shit, just like Detroit.

3/27/2008 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well here we are again, yes I'm part of the new 90 day detail unit, SHH! don't tell anyone but its really the school patrol unit that they shut down some years back, the FOP is filing a grievance and little Jody will get a taste of how it is to get it rammed up the old ASS by a bunch of new bosses who just REACT, sure we r gonna stop the violence around the schools, Commander Johnny Boy Franklin gave a pep talk to motivate the troops. Friday was a bad day, An overweight, overworked female officer from the building on 35th st, was refusing to go to work, she had it and wanted to go home cause she was SICK, the poor LT. was frazzled to death, She will never be more then a LT, Her pal Johnny Franklin is dragging her into his web of I'm gonna turn this department around JODY, Bring in 50 working COPS for 90 days and let them do police work and little Rufus & Pookie and the rest will get the hint to steer clear of the schools, but bring in 50 desk people and just as soon as it gets warm, just listen to them screaming for help on the radio, I have sent a letter to John Kass of the Tribune and he is promising to research it, also SNEED is very interested too, GOD HELP US, And wait to dude over runs the TASTE this year, BY BY OLYMPICS, You just goota love it, but I still have Weekends off and straight days for 87 more days.

3/29/2008 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hmmmm, any problems at St. Rita, Mt. Carmel, St. Ignatious, DeLaSalle? I wonder why


IT'S EASY STUPID. WE PAY FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS, HENCE, THEY HAVE TAKE SHIT WITH NO RECOURSE.

PARENT'S PAY OUT OF POCKET FOR THEIR CHILDREN TO ATTEND CATHOLIC SCHOOLS. STUDENTS FUCK UP, THEY CAN GET KICKED OUT WITHOUT ANY RECOURSE.

4/04/2008 11:47:00 AM  

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