Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cop Watch Fundraiser

  • COPWATCH, an organization that works to prevent police brutality and educate the community on citizen rights, is holding a breakfast benefit to recover the costs of $750 worth of stolen equipment used to monitor the police that was being stored at the Catholic Worker House in Uptown. The benefit will feature banana pecan pancakes, tomato basil eggs, Metropolis coffee and the reward of being a good samaritan.
    Brunch will be served 10:00 a.m-1:00 p.m. at the Catholic Worker House at 4652 N. Kenmore on Sunday, August 23 with a $5 suggested donation.
There are more than a few comments over at Uptown Updates that poke fun at the CopWatch mopes and take them to task for their attitude of "all cops are corrupt, evil and bad." It's refreshing to find that support out there in more and more places. It's a small glimmer of hope that all isn't lost in this city. We aren't celebrating by any means, but it's good to see. Maybe there will be a city worth saving by the time enough people see the light.

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65 Comments:

Anonymous HATER said...

SO DID THEY MAKE A POLICE REPORT!

WHAT KINDA EQUIPMENT DO THEY HAVE CELL PHONE CAMERAS/ A RADIO SHACK SCANNER AND SOME/ MATTEL WALKIE TALKIES!

IM IMPRESSED BUY A LOCK AND USE IT SO KNOW ONE STEALS UR SHIT

8/25/2009 12:05:00 AM  
Blogger Henry Bowman said...

Seems like a good time to take a personal........




Goda Save the CPD..........



Retirement is the Goal.......

8/25/2009 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would've been great to know ahead of time, I would've gone there and eaten $10.00 of eggs and donated $00.00

8/25/2009 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im celebrating! Fuck them! I give them ZERO police service... but then again, I dont work in 23 Fuck you... hahahahah your shit was stolen... maybe the entire 023 should show up for the free breakfast! In uniform! Afterall it is only a suggested donation! show up, eat thier free breakfast (well, order it, accept it, and throw it all away) and laugh at their pathetoc asses!!

8/25/2009 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I thought it was retarded for Uptown Updates to post that thread.

The website shows it's disdain for Aldercreature Shiller and is upset at the recent crime wave hitting Uptown.

The Uptown Update people want more patrols and more aggressive patrols and then they give space to a group that is anti-police.

That's just silly. If you want cops to be aggressive, let them do their jobs without a camera in their faces!

8/25/2009 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there more bum fight videos coming out?

8/25/2009 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Screw with them - go over, give 'em 3 bucks and eat 10 dollars worth. The damn fundraiser will cost them money and goodwill.

8/25/2009 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These people are losers, They blow everything out of proportion and the catholic church (which I no longer belong to) should be ashamed of themselves.

8/25/2009 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why didn't CopWatch members go down to Maxwell St. ( or whatever street the mayor has moved the market to this week in the never-ending game of hide-n-seek) at 4am on the Sunday following the theft to retrieve their stolen equiptment from the fences that would have been out there selling it? Were they afraid to confront black men in a low income hood on the streets where they might have to call the police to back them up? Construction uto body shops are down there buying there own shit back every Sunday morning.

8/25/2009 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

copwatch mopes equal lost in outer space former residents of ohio or iowa who come to the big city and think this place is palm springs---- man did someone sell you a bad steer---- this place is an xbox game.....

8/25/2009 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to know if this is a sanctioned Catholic organization. I sense that if it is, a fewer amount of dollars may be hitting the till.

8/25/2009 02:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's another event that I'm sure we'll all be glad we'll miss--

Join Us
for a very special event!

Ronnie Kitchen and Marvin Reeves Freedom Celebration

Wednesday, August 26, 2009
6pm - 9pm
Palermo's
3751 W. 63rd St.
Chicago, Illinois

Greetings, Food, and Fun!!!

All donations will be given to Ronnie and Marvin

After serving 20 years behind bars for a crime they did not commit Ronnie Kitchen and Marvin Reeves were released from prison.

Come and join us in celebration of our fellow community members and their triumphant release.

8/25/2009 03:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let us protest them like they protested us!!

8/25/2009 03:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Darn, I would have attended, but I was disappointed that they were not serving crow!

8/25/2009 04:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I might go and bring MY video camera, just to record who is there

8/25/2009 05:05:00 AM  
Blogger Juvy Probation said...

Was told by a very liberal private attorney who regularly represents people in the system that he is no fan of Cease Fire .Explained that they have a negative influence and will counsel people to go to trial and make up alibis, etc ., coaching them on putting stories, witnesses , etc all together.Says usually the whole thing stinks and sounds unbelievable and usually hurts them if they do go to trial.
Also, was that an Esacalde that Tio was driving when he took CNN around on his Cease Fire rounds ?
Nice that all these people (Fr Fleger, reverends, alderman , etc)can afford such nice rides.

8/25/2009 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No courtesey parking.

8/25/2009 06:37:00 AM  
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8/25/2009 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's why my charitable donations through the city stopped years ago after it was revealed that one of the "charities" that received the money donated to the Red Cross was the Peoples Law Office.

8/25/2009 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous KarmaBitch said...

Here's a little animation I made that I'm sure you'll enjoy, just copy and paste in your browser to view and copy it. :)

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/1836/copwatch.gif

8/25/2009 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Nawwwww...

You mean to tell us that one/some of the dogs cockwatch bends over backward to protect stole/sold their equipment and promptly smoked the proceeds?

LOL! Priceless!! XD
The hand that feeds the mutts needs to be gnawed more often. We can only hope it occurs again. Couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch of people. Bunch of matching beret & ankle sock wearing, capri pants & birkenstocks donning, scooter riding weenies.

8/25/2009 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it so ironic tha the catliks support such an orgnization, what with all of the free services they expect from CPD. Services such as, security details, courtesy parking around churches, etc.

I may be rethinking my envelope.

8/25/2009 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It figures that that Copwatch group is headquartered out of Uptown which is the most radical left wing neighborhood in the U.S.A. If you ever seen them out and about, just look at them, they are all brain washed, they have a retarded look on their faces, and they look like crack babies. These people have nothing better to do but to bash on a profession that they would never be able to do for even one day. Let them go to a call and fight with some shitheads or mentals, they all need to get their asses kicked.

8/25/2009 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"the catholic church (which I no longer belong to) should be ashamed of themselves."

The Catholic Worker house in Uptown is not sponsored by the Catholic church. There are two in Chicago- one on Loomis on the SS that shelters people getting pysch treatment at the Kolver center. The other-in Uptown ministers to the homeless. I don't know whatever idiots have taken up residence there now- the original people were hippie types that just wanted to help the poor. If they are sheltering these COPWatch goofs- they are giving up beds that could be used for the homeless.

Dorothy Day is rolling in her grave-she was a proponent of non-violent action- not promoting violence like these goofs.

8/25/2009 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous I Work 99 said...

Does anyone know if Metropolis Coffee donated their product to this organization? If so, maybe a boycott is in order? Or at least 018, 019 & 023 could boycott. I don't think there's a lot of Metropolis Coffee to be found in other districts!

8/25/2009 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Uptown Update people want more patrols and more aggressive patrols and then they give space to a group that is anti-police."

- - -

I'm the person who posted that on Uptown Update, and we purposely did it after the breakfast was over, so as not to steer any business their way. If you read the comments, you'll see the only person defending them is ... the head of Copwatch. Some stories are way too good to pass up.

8/25/2009 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karma is a mofo.

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!

8/25/2009 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love when bad things happen to bad people. Ha Ha.

8/25/2009 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

It is not beyond logic that calls are created to setup those on the call. If the call appears to be a setup, see if there are any players with the video going...
if the circumstances are there, I'd impound the video, camera and all and I know it would be a long time before all audio and video was copied and reviewed.
Beat them at their own game...

8/25/2009 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip on the uptownupdate and their site tells a good story about how little community support these copwatch morons have,,,but it got me thinking,,,They held their fundraiser at the Catholic Workers House,,,so here's a typical follow the money scenario.
Not to pick on a parish but St Clement Church in Lincoln Park, where alot of yuppies have been attacked, gave $9000 to the Catholic Campaign
for Human Development which gave money to the Chicago Worker's Collaborative which supports the Catholic Workers House which supports Copwatch. Again only bringing up Clement because they have their contribution online.

At the very least, try and figure out where any money you give to charities is really going before you donate. Most of these dickhead groups get the money from people who would be surprised to find out they are supporting them in the first place.

--Civilian Post--reposted in correct topic string

8/25/2009 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I thought it was retarded for Uptown Updates to post that thread.

The website shows it's disdain for Aldercreature Shiller and is upset at the recent crime wave hitting Uptown.

The Uptown Update people want more patrols and more aggressive patrols and then they give space to a group that is anti-police.

That's just silly. If you want cops to be aggressive, let them do their jobs without a camera in their faces!


I thought most of the comments were pro police...and the site seems to be saying Copwatch Idiots are fucking things up

8/25/2009 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These goofs are the first to cry when something happens... fuck em...

8/25/2009 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO SCC AND ALL CITY COPPERS:

What would you guys think if a group of college kids started an "Anti-Copwatch Watch?"

We would simply follow these goofs around and bug the SHIT outta them!

We have the equipment, we'd just need some help from our boys and girls in Blue being able to locate these clowns.

This is something we are seriously considering doing, so let us know what you think.

Believe me, there are plenty citizens who are just as tired of these assholes as you coppers are.

If anyone has any comments or suggestions, feel free to contact me at cubbiesfan1186@yahoo.com

GOD BLESS THE FUZZ!




PS: check out this link of a CPD copper telling off one of these jagoffs....its grrrrrrrrrrrreat!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWPDb_nPDUI&feature=channel_page

8/25/2009 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope NO Police Officer did the paper for these mopes!

8/25/2009 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cease Fire .Explained that they have a negative influence and will counsel people to go to trial and make up alibis, etc
--------


eh, the gangs have been doing that for years...

8/25/2009 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

President Obama loves "Police Watch." How did President Obama's green jobs 'czar', Van Jones, , a self-proclaimed communist become a special advisor to the president? Did President Obama know of Van Jones’ radical political beliefs when he named him special advisor or was he just acting stupidly?
In 1995, Jones started Bay Area Police Watch, the region's only bar-certified hotline and lawyer-referral service for victims and survivors of police abuse. From 1996-1997, Jones and Police Watch led a successful campaign to get officer Marc Andaya fired from the San Francisco Police Department. Andaya has been at the center of controversy since the June 1994 death of robbery suspect Aaron Williams. Williams, 35, died of heart failure in the back of a police van parked outside the Richmond Station. Minutes earlier, Williams had been involved in a violent struggle with several police officers trying to arrest him. Andaya, the lead officer in the arrest, admitted kicking Williams that night but was later cleared of using excessive force.

CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN!

8/25/2009 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Tina Trent said...

I'd like to hear about any problems with Ceasefire. Atlanta is about to spend its money on the same...

Regarding anti-cop rhetoric and the deadly consequences of "Cop Watch" type activism -- after the murder of an officer in Tampa this week (shot after trying to control his killer with a taser), one newspaper got it right, with an editorial about the public's failure to appreciate the restraint police practice on the job -- and what it costs them in personal safety. I'll add the link, but it's called "A Hero's Death and a Painful Reminder" in the Tampa Tribune. http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/aug/21/na-a-heros-death-and-painful-reminder/

The other paper, of course, got it wrong, with a sob story about the killer's personal woes.

8/25/2009 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great to see the Chicago Catholic Church providing support to this piece of shit. And the same archdiocese resources are devoted to the white hating non-Catholics at St. Malachy, St. Sylvesters, and St. Sabina's. Ever try to enroll a mentally disabled child in a Catholic school? I haven't dropped a dime in the collection basket since our idiot pastor unsuccessfully tried to turn our school gymnasium into a weekend homeless shelter-with about half of the parishoners agreeing it was a great idea (the Obama voters in Park Ridge)! I've since devoted all of my collection money to the Down Syndrome Clinic at Lutheran General Hospital. Hey Father Morello-put that in your pipe and smoke it!

8/25/2009 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy:

http://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=gOgmwyfKuL8

founded Cop Watch in San Fran.

He is now a high level appointee in the Obama Admin.

8/25/2009 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems funny that the Catholic Church, who contanly bomards me with request for money, gives aid and support to groups like this. I think I'm going to cut back my contributuins by 100%. Funny also, how they always ask off duty copper to be at the parish events, then stab us in the back.
Way back when, we used to lock up catholic charity workers who were smuggeling dope. Hmm,

8/25/2009 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Legal question:

Can they video tape us? If yes, can concerned citizens tape them and or the drug dealers on the corner?

8/25/2009 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC....don't get me wrong, I love the blog and reading it has become part of my daily routine. However, I have to ask why we are even wasting the space to discuss these mopes. They just want to get under our skin. Let them have their little protests and fundraisers. We aren't going to stop it and all we are doing is giving them more attention. I know that these stories are posted to make us aware of the haters that are out there, but let's just let them die out on their own.

8/25/2009 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please be assured that the community is behind you guys 99.99%. The small minority that is against you is a bunch of thugs with severe personality disorders called copwatch.

They have alilenated themselves from their neighbors, hide behind the veil of a "Catholic Worker" house that is named after St. Francis of Assissi.

Dorothy Day and St. Francis must be rolling over in their graves.

Incidentally, the ringleader has already spent time in the Federal Pen and I'm sure would consider it a badge of honor to get arrested again.

Sorry you missed the brunch, but not to worry, so did 99.99% of the good citizens who support the police department.

8/25/2009 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
I love it! Stolen camera is a product of the world they want to live in!! That is so funny! I laughed my ass off!

8/25/2009 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The location of the crime is less than 1 block from the fight on Sheridan/Leland. They listen to our scanners and show up to film. Now heres the question, Do you only show the films of the Police acting in a bad light? You know they were there filming and the Cops reacted with composure. Uptown residents beware, they are not your friends. Just wait until the Alderman starts moving the Cabrini/Robert Taylor residents to Montrose/Broadway. Lots to film then.

8/25/2009 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brunch will be served 10:00 a.m-1:00 p.m. at the Catholic Worker House at 4652 N. Kenmore on Sunday, August 23 with a $5 suggested donation.


Now you know where all that Catholic school tuition goes. Keep those collection plates full each sunday.

8/25/2009 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

..."The Uptown Update people want more patrols and more aggressive patrols and then they give space to a group that is anti-police. "...


Fuck it, let these super-heros patrol the mean streets of Uptown! Lets see what happens!

8/25/2009 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God I love Karma.

8/25/2009 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone tell me what a Catholic worker house is? I would like to know who donated the eggs, coffee, etc., so that I would be sure to never patronize the donators again, just as I have never purchased ben&jerry's or newmans products. You can bet that plenty of products were donated in order to make it "a donated suggestion" event.

8/25/2009 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tio Hardiman is a piece of shit. He should be locked up asap. A few years back a violence "intervenor" did his job so well that he persuaded a wanted offender to leave town before the police caught up with him. Great city we live in.

8/25/2009 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Yeah, I thought it was retarded for Uptown Updates to post that thread."

12:34 AM

Did you even glance at the post at Uptown Update?

Skim perhaps?

No, I didn't think so.

Read it. It was mocking the CopWatch folks.

I would mock you, but what's the point?

8/25/2009 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IN THE MOVIE "ANIMAL HOUSE"....
"ERIC STRATTON"SAID To"FLOUNDER"

(AFTER DESTROYING HIS BROTHER'S CAR)

"HEY.....ADMIT IT....YOU FUCKED UP..YOU TRUSTED US"

HEY RICHIE... .ADMIT YOU ARE A FUCK-UP 2NITE....(PARKING METER SHIT)....AND LEAVE BEFORE YOU HAVE TO TESTIFY AT YOUR SON & NEPHEW'S TRIAL.........JAGOFF..HA HA HA

8/25/2009 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i read that blog, the pro-police outnumbered the anti-police sentiment. somewhere in chicago there is a glimmer of hope. a glimmer that decent people are realizing that we are the last bastion of defense. that copwatch has its own agenda and it does'nt include them.
as always be safe


masters masters masters

8/25/2009 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O/T see what the dumocrats did??
17 year olds will be processed as juveniles come Jan 2010.

8/25/2009 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Catholic Worker house in Uptown is not sponsored by the Catholic church. There are two in Chicago- one on Loomis on the SS that shelters people getting pysch treatment at the Kolver center. The other-in Uptown ministers to the homeless.
---------
Are they the Jesus People???

8/25/2009 09:58:00 PM  
Blogger Frustrated 50 said...

Most of the folks on Uptown Update are pro police. Almost all af them do not support Copwatch. One of the bloggers on Uptown Update is
Ron Durham, from Copwatch. below is a link to a Copwatch video uploaded to youtube in which 023 officers do a street stop Ron and a local P stone in a gang/narcotics hot spot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNQnTP5GrTk

8/25/2009 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope they all get food poisoning...

8/25/2009 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the fundraiser? I will buy them new equipment!! Anything to fuck with once proud PD now a sad disgrace under the gutless JPUD leadership..

8/25/2009 11:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone want me to take your picture??

8/26/2009 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These folks don't understand...from a cop's POV, they are allowed to have a lot of discretion on their job. When you have a camera in their face, that will make them have less discretion....No license and insurance? If the cameras are off,you may just have to park the car...with a camera? IMPOUND. I have never seen footage from CW of the neighborhood insulting officers as they arrive, I have never seen CW showing residents throwing bricks at squad cars. I live in the neighborhood, and I have seen where officers can talk nicely till they are blue in the face, and the residents want to fight. It is a simple fact: Not all people are good- including police officers. It is true that CW is biased in their approach because of the thousands of jobs handled every day by police officers, they scramble to only air 2 or three per month. If this were unbiased, they would air all footage, unedited for content. If wanted to skew statistics in my favor, I could quote all day in my favor. So I thank CW because for what they say and the LACK evidence to show to back it up, sometimes it is what is NOT shown that hurts them more. Additionally, having a camera on some of these neighborhood fights (i have never seen a camera here) could render someone injured...

8/26/2009 07:30:00 AM  
Blogger Tom's Trip said...

"Yeah, I thought it was retarded for Uptown Updates to post that thread....".

I'm glad I'm not the only one who found this comment off-base. Read the post and comment thread on UU. Overwhelmingly pro-CPD, with one or two wacko mutts in there getting shot down by logical, reasoned discussion.

8/26/2009 12:14:00 PM  
Blogger Tom's Trip said...

"Great to see the Chicago Catholic Church providing support to this piece of shit...".

"It seems funny that the Catholic Church, who contanly bomards me with request for money, gives aid and support to groups like this. I think I'm going to cut back my contributuins by 100%. Funny also, how they always ask off duty copper to be at the parish events, then stab us in the back...".

You know, if you're technically adept enough to use a computer and blog on a website, you ought to be smart enough to know how to use Google and do a couple web searches so that you'll know what the f#ck you're talking about. The Catholic Worker House (and the enture Catholic Worker Movement is in no way associated with the Roman Catholic Church (or any other Catholic church, for that matter). They call themselves Catholic - that's it. I could open a donut shop and call it the "Pope John Paul II Catholic Donut Shop" but that doesn't make it part of the Church." Jeez.

8/26/2009 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
TO SCC AND ALL CITY COPPERS:

What would you guys think if a group of college kids started an "Anti-Copwatch Watch?"

We would simply follow these goofs around and bug the SHIT outta them!

We have the equipment, we'd just need some help from our boys and girls in Blue being able to locate these clowns.

This is something we are seriously considering doing, so let us know what you think.

Believe me, there are plenty citizens who are just as tired of these assholes as you coppers are.

If anyone has any comments or suggestions, feel free to contact me at cubbiesfan1186@yahoo.com

GOD BLESS THE FUZZ!
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

Observed one of their vehicles with a male white driving (brown hair) 20's (dark colored jeep type vehicle - maybe suzuki or rav 4 size) has the red COPWATCH email address sticker on the windshield

Park inside the Condo on the South east corner of Touhy ave. and Caldwell...( I believe it was the third garage door if I recall, and the building is next t0 Edgebrook motel.

Thinking about trick or treating there with the kids!

8/26/2009 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the department does not come out with a directive to extend parking courtesy to them at their fundraiser. After all we get no parking courtesy when we go to the medical section or to the academy. I would think that the liberals would not want special privleges, treat them all the same.

8/26/2009 03:03:00 PM  
Blogger Tom's Trip said...

Sorry - corrected for typos.

"Great to see the Chicago Catholic Church providing support to this piece of shit...".

"It seems funny that the Catholic Church, who contanly bomards me with request for money, gives aid and support to groups like this. I think I'm going to cut back my contributuins by 100%. Funny also, how they always ask off duty copper to be at the parish events, then stab us in the back...".

You know, if you're technically adept enough to use a computer and blog on a website, you ought to be smart enough to know how to use Google and do a web search or two so that you'll know what the f#ck you're talking about. The Catholic Worker House (and the entire Catholic Worker Movement) is in no way associated with the Roman Catholic Church, or any other Catholic church, for that matter. They call themselves "Catholic" - that's it. I could open a donut shop and call it the "Pope John Paul II Catholic Donut Shop", but that doesn't make it part of the Church." Jeez.

8/26/2009 06:12:00 PM  

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