Thursday, May 12, 2011

Well Lookee Here

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  • A warning to those who come downtown: Chicago Police are on alert for a new brand of criminal.

    Sources say in the past three weeks, there have been more than 35 arrests for wilding and flash mob attacks.

    CBS 2′s Suzanne LeMignot reports, Chicago police are stepping up patrols to try to put a stop to it. Recently there was a large police presence in front of McDonald’s at State and Chicago and officers on horseback at North Avenue Beach.

    The increased patrols have been noticeable among residents.

    “I saw cars, [officers] on horseback and just walking around,” said Joseph Golz, who was cycling along the lakefront. “They were present, now I know why.”

    Sources say the lakefront has been targeted by large groups of teens, carrying out wilding incidents. Two people riding bikes on the path at North Avenue Beach were recently surrounded by about 100 teens.

    Both were knocked off their bikes, then thrown into Lake Michigan. The same thing happened to a person who was walking along Navy Pier. The pier was shut down for a few hours after the incident.

    “I think it’s terrible,” said Jill Gomberg. “I think it’s really scary. The lakefront is like a sanctuary.”

Gee, we've only had our readers commenting on this for what? About a year now? Hell, our contacts across the Central Control Group predicted it following two years of Taste debacles. And we imagine that if Shortshanks had run for re-election instead of retiring, you still wouldn't be hearing shit about it. The media has been in the bag for the Machine for so long, they have no idea how to actually cover news anymore.

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58 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roving bands of Scandanavian youth, no doubt...

5/12/2011 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word is NO Lakefront Special Employment this year. Good luck to the beach-goers. You'll be dealing with this garbage on your own. Be afraid, be very afraid.

5/12/2011 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Who Approved THIS Story? said...

Second City Cop, once again in the forefront of fighting for Truth, Justice and the American Way for all the citizens of Chicago!

And congratulations to the mainstream media for FINALLY finding the BB balls to crawl out from under their rocks and tell the truth about the crime conditions here, before more innocent victims are attacked or killed.

5/12/2011 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did they mention these mobs are all black?

Im sure if a mob of young white people went to 65th and Halsted to cause trouble it would be all over the news and considered hate crimes.

You stupid liberals get what you deserve.

5/12/2011 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The actual number of incidents is much higher. Many yuppie and liberals report the incident but don't want to follow threw with signed complaints etc. Stayoff the lakefront after 6pm. You've been warned.

5/12/2011 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the media has been dead for years.

5/12/2011 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just gas blast their ass.... That swhould be the dept. policy.

5/12/2011 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"teens" is not much of a description of this group...why is everybody afraid of saying exactly who these "teens" are and what they look like?

5/12/2011 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can lock up a thousand people, the curious result will come from the judges who hear the cases. I wonder, do they shop downtown or downtown Deerfield?? Hmmmm

5/12/2011 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Common Controversy Comes to White House Poetry Night; Cops, Conservatives Cry Foul at Some of His Past Work (UPDATED)

May 11, 2011 11:42 AM

New Jersey State Trooper Dave Jones could hardly believe it.

An official from the White House had called him to find out more about his objections to the participation of the hip hop artist “Common” in White House poetry night, and the official had never heard of Joanne Chesimard.

Common celebrated Chesimard, also known as Assata Shakur, in his song "A Song for Assata,” one of a handful of works that have this week been criticized with his invitation to the White House. Common is a fairly mainstream hip hop artist, but he has voiced opinions that members of law enforcement and others find offensive.

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2011/05/common-controversy-comes-to-white-house-poetry-night-cops-conservatives-cry-foul-at-some-of-his-past-work.html

5/12/2011 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It just goes to show you a few things about the media;

Even if The Machine has them "in the bag" as you say, it's only a matter of time before they turn on you. Of course, it looks like they're trying to diminish the impact on Dick Daley, since they are talking about it only now.

Secondly, they "save" stories that they know will be around for a while, ones that aren't time-sensitive. That or they wait until the story builds up some steam before reporting it. Plus as the weather gets warmer, more people will be headed downtown/to the lakefront. What better time to get the suburbanites all stirred up about how dangerous the city suddenly is?

Third, they have their favorites; stories that they LOVE to run. All it would take is some out-of-context blurry, shaky cellphone video showing alleged police misconduct to eclpse this story.

The media's primary purpose has become selling column inches of ad space and commercials. "News" is only a by-product of that goal.


"The lakefront is like a sanctuary.”

Well we ARE a sanctuary city, aren't we?

5/12/2011 08:39:00 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

I don't care to go down by the lake much anymore and I'm armed--- way too many shitbirds strutting around like peacocks with their "hoes"---

5/12/2011 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As King Richard II leaves we are going to see many "truths" uncovered. The relationship that existed between the Media and the King is apparent in the way they are mourning his passing. But before it is over, it will be the tax payers/residents and those on the City payroll who will really be crying.

5/12/2011 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's those out of control Swedish kids again.

5/12/2011 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just stop talking about it; if you don't talk about it, it did not happen!

5/12/2011 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Laws for Robbery done by juvys must be changed,Their is no punishment when they are caught and unless Laws are changed it will continue.

5/12/2011 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Code got the shaft!! Thats the only thing I am upset about!

5/12/2011 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i worked summer mobile for 10 years and believe it or not most officers really did work. that unit wrote 10 thousand anovs and thousands arrests. In addition to assist many districts along the lake front when they had problems. Stay Safe and great job on 31st, god bless

5/12/2011 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Posted this on another thread. My background is I was reserve LE in the western US then moved into private sector. Would love to help but Chicago has no interest in a reserve program. There are a few us who still care about you guys.

Anyway, walking home at 6ish yesterday@ illinois/colombus, 2 upstanding south side citizens walking and one of them punched a guy walking by because he didnt respect his sidewalk space.

Unless downtown will be flooded a la NYC, they will just move from N Michigan to Navy Pier to State Street. My solution would be CPD saying they are stepping up anti-terrorism efforts and have bag searches all over the area at the train and bus stops.
I know, it's a manpower issue, but if they want to keep it out of the media wave the biggest banner you can.

5/12/2011 09:25:00 AM  
Blogger Phil Schitz here said...

A note to all you aspiring and present journalists: This is the result if you don't accurately report news. The wilding jagoffs communicate through Facebook and other outlets of social media. The average law abiding citizen gets his information from the tube. The news coverage of these ongoing wildings was shitty at best. SCC is right; Chicago media was in Daley's pocket.

5/12/2011 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go to lakeview on a fri sat night
Mass gagle of westside gangbangers for the suburban cops that are afraid to do shit,

5/12/2011 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Westside, Inside Do-Nothing said...

I absolutely can't wait to see the Department's response to this. More event numbers. More bullshit details. TRU & MSF regularly assigned to hotspots. All done without giving us the go-ahead to do what's really needed. The headlines should read: "CPD Unleashes Another Paper Tiger" after policy is instituted addressing this latest problem.

And don't forget that more coverage of this means more scrutiny and negative press of us. Remember, we can do 1000 good deeds that'll be instantly forgotten, but one minor slip or fuck-up and we're front page fodder for weeks at a time.

Be careful what you wish for.

5/12/2011 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DETRIOT!!!!!!!!! De Riot

5/12/2011 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Intel 191 clueless Cmdr Meahler says "Go Bulls"

5/12/2011 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a concerned citizen and would like more information so I may protect myself if visiting the downtown area.

There is no mention on what these teens look like. It must have been omitted on accident. I would think that since the media keeps us informed of relevant events, telling us who we should be watching out for is imperative to our safety.

5/12/2011 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me & the old lady regularly ride or walk along the lakefront to enjoy the skyline & freash air. I am waiting for the day that 100 try to get our bikes &/or make us jump in the water. Seeing that we both carry & between us we have 60 round they will be cleaning up a lot of bodies when the backup does get there.

5/12/2011 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow..so the CAPS Triangle of Victim-Offender-Location really does work. For the longest time I thought it was just bullshit.....

5/12/2011 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im calling B.S. on part of this. IN case, you dont remember Navy Pier is the #1 tourist attraction in Northern Illinois, and former Dep Sup Jimmy Keating is in charge there.

THEREFORE criminal activity IS NOT ALLOWED to occur there.

5/12/2011 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

now if they can only keep reporting that will open the eyes of tourists.

5/12/2011 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are they going to have the Lakefront Special Employment again?

5/12/2011 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think this may have something to the CHANGE we were promised 2 1/2 years ago? "yes we can"

5/12/2011 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont have any expectation of safety even in the heart of the yuppy/tourist/jewel of the city areas. Not just pickpockets, but MOBS of thugs. And I can't carry the means to protect myself. Fuck you daley, quinn, madigan, alvarez and ALL state reps like osternazi who are against reasonable concealed carry.

5/12/2011 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe a newscaster or media idiot got beat up by the animal and robbed! This has been going on for sometime now the animal attacks will continue as long as anita alvarez (I playa good basaball) continues to go after coppers and her office along with crook county judges allow the savages to rape-rob-steal! Hope new CPD boss can change some minds but as for me a 25 year vet who wants to keep her freedom and not lose her pension "sorry no arrests unless someone signs valid complaint" otherwise fuck it!

5/12/2011 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:
Didn't see that this had been posted yet. It's the new Supe's bio from the Sundance channel.

http://www.sundancechannel.com/brick-city/profiles/garry-mccarthy/

You can watch him in action in full length episodes of Brick City here.

http://www.sundancechannel.com/brick-city/video/

5/12/2011 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ot superintendent mccarthy should request the resume of patrolman ,detectives that were passed over on promotional exams by our current exempt command meritorious promoted officers that should still be assigned to a beat car , also demand from every exempt how many merit promotions they received , he'll know he's in big trouble then

5/12/2011 12:07:00 PM  
Blogger ljfbear said...

Could we find out from those "sources" just what teens the citizens are to look out for? Boy/Girl Scouts, 4H Clubbers, National Honors Society members. Might be helpful, or is it self explanatory.

5/12/2011 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I predict riots... Thanks twitter.

5/12/2011 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Only Mama Knows said...

OT
Alderman Nick Sposato (non machine 36th ward) is having an open house at his new headquarters located at 6934 W. Diversey on Saturday May 14th from 11 am to 2 pm. Stop by, say hi and spread the word.
He is the one who beat out Rice (Banks former driver and machine's "guy".) He deserves a big turn out for being successful amid formidable odds. GO NICK!!!!

5/12/2011 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

RECKLESS CONDUCT ARREST!


HOW ABOUT ATTEMPT MURDER IF U THROW SOMEONE IN DEEP WATER?

POOR WHITE SHIRTS ONLY CARE ABOUT THESE FLASH MOBS WHEN STORE OWNERS AND FAT CATS BEEF ABOUT IT.

STICK ALL THOSE SPECIALIZED UNIT THERE AND HAVE A MASS ARREST.
35 PEOPLE IS THAT AN IMPRESSIVE NUMBER?

THOSE SPECIAL UNIT R ONLY MAKING SILLY ARREST IN THE GHETTO AND STAYING DOWN ON THEM. CHECK OUT THE ARREST REPORTS AND SEE HOW MANY HOUR A 1 BAGGER TAKES.

OH NO I PULLED UP THESE CASES WITH MY PC NUMBER SHOULD I ASK MY SGT TO FILL ME IN ABOUT CRIME THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

OH KNOW I WAS AT THE COURT HEARING FOR THE OFFICER ACCUSED OF RAPE IS IT A SECRET I SHOULDNT KNOW ABOUT PLEASE IAD SPARE ME!

SURE IS A WARM DAY.

5/12/2011 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

daley is gone & a bad memory at that. He didn't want to "up-set & stereotype " all those fine "yutes" and get those ghetto mamma's angry enough to Not Vote for him and his criminal dynasty.

daley would piss his pants if he found himself in the situation(s) that he purposely made the media Not Report.

In fact he'd crap his skivvies if he had to venture out in public without an army of armed guards. daley is the "Ultimate Urban Pussy/Coward" which is so typical of a "Criminal Enterprise Boss".

Let's see if Rahmbo "gags" the media in the same way or if he becomes pro-active in combating the ghetto rats causing these wildings ?????????

5/12/2011 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...The lakefront is like a sanctuary."

A sanctuary for all the illegal immigrants and gang bangers that the political powers refuse to address.

You want to implement "Broken Windows"?

Start with illegal immigration laws. Ignoring them makes a mockery of the entire system.

Start prosecuting the investment bankers that have brought down the global economy via mortgage ponzi scams and to this day are submitting fraudulent affidavits to the courts as our attorney generals stand clueless so as to not hurt someones "campaign contributions"

They are making a mockery of the system....all of it.

Chicago beaches. Looks like they will be the latest zones of impunity that the drug cartels will operate from -- like the zones of impunity in Mexico.

5/12/2011 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish a pack of those motherfuckers try to throw me in the lake... They will get a big suprise... 100/1 I would say that equals using deadly force as anyone would be in fear of their life especially if they cant swim... Come get me... I promise you.. You will not like what will happen to you. Signed YES a cop.

5/12/2011 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you can post it separately from all recent postings..
Tuesday night I was working RDO-CTA when HBT incident at 31st@Union happened. My partner/30years veteran/and I/15/ had one radio on City Wide 6 listening . We were miles away and helpless. We learned officers initially involved were not hurt..Thank You God! ! As we listened to all responding units ,the hundred units ,the
90,s and oo99 units,one thing remained constant.....Dispatchers had our backs....Professional, collected and in charge!There were times on "my zone" when I wondered if"silent Mobil" is a thing of a past and I am the one that missed it's
demise. All the bosses giving their blackberry # on the air......dispatcher on their toes saved u!.LOL


My hat off ,Kudos to All dispatchers for having control when our emotions take control of US....

5/12/2011 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

every weekend on michigan ave, large groups of honor students. north ave beach is not far behind. a slap on the wrist and back as soon as possible. look out here comes sunmmer.

5/13/2011 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Going to Michigan avenue this weekend. My wife loves to walk and sightsee the mag mile. 4oz can of o.c.--check. Gerber 5" knife on belt sheath--check. Copy of Illinois Criminal Code 720 ILCS 5/24-1, and Chicago 8-24-40, proving legality of carrying an unconcealed sheathed knife by law-abiding citizen(just in case some overzealous newbie wants to trample my constitutional rights)--check.

Would still be more comfortable with a roscoe, maybe soon, SAF.org and NRA just filed suit against Illinois. Donations to the above organizations--check. Lets roll.

5/13/2011 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the rich along the Gold Coast and Oak Street beach start getting maimed then you will see some action.

5/13/2011 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"When the rich along the Gold Coast and Oak Street beach start getting maimed then you will see some action."

--5/13/2011 09:57:00 PM

What FINALLY brought a police response here? Someone interfere with the taping of 190 North?

*

This is hate crime/mob action/attempted murder stuff. Throw someone into the lake, they can hit their head on a rock or be impaled on a re-bar/other piece of debris, get foot wedged, etc. and drown.

5/13/2011 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Three lieutenants 10 sgts and 95 PO'S to be assigned to downtown starting tomorrow

5/13/2011 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try checking out the CPD academy basketball court on Friday night. Some Det "supposedly" got permission to have civillian "troubled youth" from his Church use the CPD gym for open basketball games. These guys are not only using our gym but our locker rooms too. Beware if you lock up your gun or badge in there. Sideways hats and sagging pants are a plenty. See for yourself.

5/14/2011 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Three lieutenants 10 sgts and 95 PO'S to be assigned to downtown starting tomorrow

5/13/2011 11:30:00 PM


Right. And where did they manufacture those officers? The Mayoral bodyguard detail is about to double. And Burke won't be losing his own armed personal shoppers and city car like Rahm promised.

Looks like the districts will be losing more people at a time when they are already 15% - 20% short.

I see where Kass is now referring to Rahm as "also short of shanks." Nice to read Mr Kass is not drinking the Emanuel KoolAid.

5/14/2011 05:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Going to Michigan avenue this weekend. My wife loves to walk and sightsee the mag mile. 4oz can of o.c.--check. Gerber 5" knife on belt sheath--check. Copy of Illinois Criminal Code 720 ILCS 5/24-1, and Chicago 8-24-40, proving legality of carrying an unconcealed sheathed knife by law-abiding citizen(just in case some overzealous newbie wants to trample my constitutional rights)--check.

Would still be more comfortable with a roscoe, maybe soon, SAF.org and NRA just filed suit against Illinois. Donations to the above organizations--check. Lets roll.

5/13/2011 06:59:00 PM

While I appreciated the spirit of you post, please do NOT think that you have a Constitutional right to carry a knife. The 2nd Ammendment only applies to firearms.

5/14/2011 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last year in 018 their was a home invasion with armed men.The victim was a very prominent rich person the media never covered this story. SILENCE

5/14/2011 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for a bulls championship.......

5/14/2011 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Try checking out the CPD academy basketball court on Friday night. Some Det "supposedly" got permission to have civillian "troubled youth" from his Church use the CPD gym for open basketball games. These guys are not only using our gym but our locker rooms too. Beware if you lock up your gun or badge in there. Sideways hats and sagging pants are a plenty. See for yourself.

5/14/2011 02:38:00 AM

It's a church group, how bad can it be????

5/14/2011 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...While I appreciated the spirit of you post, please do NOT think that you have a Constitutional right to carry a knife. The 2nd Ammendment only applies to firearms...."

I would argue that point with you. Read the Heller decision.A knife is a common weapon used for the lawful purpose of self-defense. But I wasn't talking about the second amendment anyway. A person has a right to go about their lawful daily activities and if falsely arrested while doing so (I'm not sure of the exact legalese) someone can find themselves on the wrong end of a USC 1983 suit.

5/14/2011 06:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I appreciated the spirit of you post, please do NOT think that you have a Constitutional right to carry a knife. The 2nd Ammendment only applies to firearms.

5/14/2011 11:00:00 AM



so, what do you suggest i use to cut the cheese with?

5/14/2011 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I appreciated the spirit of you post, please do NOT think that you have a Constitutional right to carry a knife. The 2nd Ammendment only applies to firearms.

5/14/2011 11:00:00 A

That's right. And a jackass Daley lover cop would deny that right like they've been doing for a quarter century now. This is a criminal town run by anti American crooks. I would never trample a citizen's right to defend themselves. But a lot of asshole cops would just to get that pinch.

5/14/2011 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a church group, how bad can it be????

5/14/2011 06:17:00 PM



you have to ask?

5/14/2011 10:26:00 PM  

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