Sunday, June 19, 2011

"Test of Nerves"

  • For years, the neighborhood has been terrorized by rival gangs battling over open-air drug markets, said a retired gang investigator for Chicago Police.

    Since 2007, there have been 70 crimes that involved guns — rape, robberies, unlawful possession of a handgun, aggravated battery and murder — around one block of Kildare and Hirsch.

Sounds like there ought to be more police there....oh wait:
  • An officer safety alert warning that cops are at a heightened risk of being shot in the area has since been put in place, police sources said.

    On Friday night, dispatchers had been instructed to send two beat cars to all calls for service in that part of town.

So even though they're under siege from gang banging pieces of crap, the cops are going there en masse because you know it's all the polices fault.

Time to stop the fest. Actually, the time was probably 20 or 30 years ago, but no better time than the present. Have Rahm plead poverty, we can't afford it, unwise use of resources, etc. It's outlived its usefulness.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm bothered to cancel a traditional celebration of this nation's independence. But there's not a problem having a multiple-day celebration of a territory that has fostered separatist attacks. I love PR, but canceling Independece Day fireworks, South Side Irish Parade, and Venetian Night (full of gang activity, right?) but continuing the crap in Humboldt Park this week... Suburban life is starting to look good...

6/19/2011 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a lot of votes for the Democratic Crooks (who have an army of CPD bodyguards) to alienate. The politicians are safe, why should they care about the law abiding segments of society ?

Rahm drank a lot of Clinton & Obama Kool-Aid, now he wants us to drink it so we'll see things his way !!

6/19/2011 03:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take it down to one Saturday or one Sunday. Make it the same as the few remaining ethnic fests. One day.

Two weekends with five days in between is just a touch longer than ANYTHING else held in Chicago except Taste. That makes it eight days too long.

6/19/2011 03:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure Chicago's liberal, lapdog news media thinks it's reassuring us when they swallow the City Hall line and report that police resources are "flooding" a troubled area; but as a law-abiding, taxpaying civilian, my first thought is "Where are these extra coppers coming from, and what other part of the city is being penalized by having its police pulled away?" Too bad the news reporters never seem to ask those questions...

6/19/2011 04:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No matter where you live in this town...

This is coming to your neighborhood...

Take a few minutes and go to www.cityofchicago.org and email your alderman and tell him or her to force Rahm to hire more police.

6/19/2011 04:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

""Test of Nerves""
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Send in a couple of squads of those clown cops. Things will be OK real soon after.

6/19/2011 04:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean city. Nice Job Mayor Mumbles.

6/19/2011 05:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More CAPS meetings! That's the answer!

Actually, I favor the using the story line in ESCAPE FROM L.A. The city declares that area will be walled off at a certain date. Residence who do not wish to be walled in must pick up and leave by then. Anyone left, well.....it's survival of the fittest.

6/19/2011 05:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only 70 INCIDENTS since 2007. Sounds to me like this so called retired gang investigator doesn't know diddly. So that's slightly more than one incident per month. There are bad blocks in every district, as a Detective I can tell you comparatively speaking the numbers for this block ain't sh@#.

6/19/2011 05:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nobody needs 6 days of celebrating. this is coming from the PR politicians. plus, 80%of the people no longer live near humboldt park anymore. let THEM come out of pocket to pay for this mess.

6/19/2011 05:45:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

THE SAD PART IS THE SOUTH SIDE IRISH PARADE WAS NOTHING COMPARED TO THE HUMBOLDT GANG GATHERING.

BUT ITS UP TO THE VOTER AND IN THAT PART OF TOWN THE BANGER VOTE.

EVEN THE SUNTIMES ARTICLE HAS THAT DIPSHIT WHO WAS SHOT REPRESENTING HIS GANG BY HOW HIS ARMS R FOLDED.

6/19/2011 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They stopped the southside Irish day parade cause suburban kids were fist fighting.
So shooting and stabbing one another is OK?

6/19/2011 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are far more better ways to utilize Department resources than PR Festival. No disrespect to the many fine citizens and friends from PR.
I agree a weekend is plenty of time to celebrate the island culture, but not 9 days of promoting the gang sub-culture.
Next comes the Fiesta del Sol, how many police assigned to Pilsen for that fiasco.
Our immigrants are a plenty here in Chicago, their cultures and neighborhoods are just that. Want a festival, stop in any neighborhood and see what it's like in the old country on a Saturday night.

6/19/2011 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

They stopped the southside Irish day parade cause suburban kids were fist fighting.
So shooting and stabbing one another is OK?

6/19/2011 07:34:00 AM


Southside Irish police bosses and politicians stopped the parade. the Puerto Rican bosses and politicians like the shit that goes down in Humboldt Park. Rioting, blowing shit up and breaking things is part of their heritage. Like on the west and south side.

6/19/2011 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen!

6/19/2011 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The promoters of the South Side Irish Parade stopped it themselves. They could see the direction it was heading. The city didn't do it. Too bad the promoters of the Puerto Rican festival don't care enough to stop it.

6/19/2011 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No we will get rid of the Irish parade. But never PR. Fest or bud billkin

6/19/2011 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What politicians are making money off this eight day fest??

6/19/2011 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Hey, I'm Just Sayin, said...

I heard a story up North of the Illinois/Wisconsin border about gang members from Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha meeting up so they could ride in a caravan to Chicago for the PR fest. Wisconsin residents were unanimous in their opinions that if Chicago wanted to attract these "kind of people" they were perfectly okay with them staying here.

Wake up Rahm. You're molding yourself into the same image of the last a**hole that held your office... BIG mistake!

6/19/2011 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City did not cancel the South Side Irish Parade....the Committee that ran it canceled it because it had grown to large to control!!! Get the facts straight!

6/19/2011 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The media doesn't jump at the fact of the reallocation of police service in your neighborhood, because the 50 lumps, voted by us and the machine, choose not to complain, about lack of police in their ward. there is not a peep from these jagbags. City sticker feés, water bills, property taxes, parking tickets etc. more the double, but no new police hires. Rahmmy has the puppet media mesmerized with his bs. He must have some pretty good dirt on certain politicians and leaders of industry. Its getting to the point of nothing short of a 1917 russian style revolution will save this city, from the tiny czars @cityhall and the state capitol and lords of the 50 fiefdoms. G-d bless the cpd. Happy fathers day to all the good guys and even gals that do double duty.

6/19/2011 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They stopped the south side irish parade, because the powers that be, felt the parade was putting the irish folks in a negative light. the irish políticos, with their accumulation of wealth, by way of the public trough, felt this parade was becoming to "ghetto", uncivilized. Puerto rican políticos have yet to reach that level of indignation. Although they are in the same vain as their thieving irish counterparts, they have realized the only citizens that will vote for them are the ones riding around on top of cars, wearing a puerto rican flag, as a diaper.

6/19/2011 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does 79th and Cottage compare?

6/19/2011 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just Boycott PR Fest in Humbolt Park.
Officers do nothing unless ordered.
Taxpayers call City Hall Monday Morning and demand an end to PR Fest, just like SS Irish Parade, Venetian Night, etc. City Hall/Mayor's Office = RACIST.

6/19/2011 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's an entire weekend!!? Why?

---not a cop

6/19/2011 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As usual, the Police continue to risk life and limb to protect all areas, even ones populated by low lifes. Please be careful. Twenty years ago, stenciled on the inside of the door of my armored truck was the saying "Watch your partner."

6/19/2011 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they canceled the south side Irish parade. Why not cancel the puerto rican fest?

6/19/2011 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep the p.r. Fest, at least I know the 16th dist will be safer during that week.

6/19/2011 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call you alderman and tell them this PR fest is a huge waste of money and police resources.

Make the call!!

6/19/2011 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous O'Brien said...

Anonymous said...
They stopped the southside Irish day parade cause suburban kids were fist fighting.
So shooting and stabbing one another is OK?
6/19/2011 07:34:00 AM
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"They" didn't stop the south side Irish parade. The sponsers and others responsible for it stopped it. It was a good decision simply because it really was out of hand the last few years. There was also a certain, shall we say, reluctance to make arrests.

6/19/2011 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WRT: "Rahm bothered to cancel a traditional celebration of this nation's independence. But there's not a problem having a multiple-day celebration of a territory that has fostered separatist attacks. I love PR, but canceling Independece Day fireworks, South Side Irish Parade, and Venetian Night (full of gang activity, right?) but continuing the crap in Humboldt Park this week... Suburban life is starting to look good..."

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My feelings exactly.

We are giving up our culture and our heritage as a nation and it is being replaced by the immigrants culture both illegal and otherwise.

There should be nothing wrong with celebrating ones origin, however it's taking over the place.

We now have immigrants refusing to learn OUR language for example.

It has gotten so bad that US citizens and legal residence are discriminated against when it comes to obtaining a job because they do not speak the immigrants language.

We have to print up multilingual government docs that cost money. We have to send p.o's from one end of the district to the other to act as interpreters and that cost money...money that the city, state, country does not have right now.

You want to come to this country you accept our ways, our values and culture, our language.

Instead we are turning into a city that is run by the drug cartels with the daily shootings and soon to be be-headings and the mass graves I guess. Yet the politicians and the media continue with the racial profiling..they're all honor students only looking for a better life doing the jobs that Americans do not want to do.

How long are people going to buy that b.s.?

6/19/2011 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The US Navy has SEAL Team Six.

Send in the elite bad ass ICP unit.

That will straighten this stuff out.

ICP == Insane Clown Posse.

6/19/2011 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They cancelled celebrating the birth of this once greatest nation in existance yet they give all the resources needed to celebrate for a whole week to a territory that condoned the bombing and destruction of the very nation that supports them? Hey Rham, I thought the city was broke? Isn't that why you cancelled the birthday celebration? And just curious but did osama, I mean obama ever pay his inauguration tab? We could sure use that money Rham.
We The People of the United States of America need to finally stand up and shout as loud as we can, "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!" We as a nation can no longer tolerate the destruction from within!

6/19/2011 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dam! I wish I'd have run for mayor. I could have made the South Side Irish parade a campaign issue.

6/19/2011 02:47:00 PM  
Blogger Cpdcoppurr said...

In my mother's New York Brogue, she was asked by her friends in NYC if she wanted to go on vacation with them to Puerto Rico.... She wryly looked back and said, "If I want to go to Puerto Rico, all I have to do is drive to the Bronx". NUFF SAID!

6/19/2011 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Speaking of a "Test Of Nerves..."

It seems there have been a quite a few muthafuckahs have been shotified by The Police this year...

It is with no little irony that we recall the blessings and benedictions of the shitheads on Election Night '08... "We got us a president now... Fuck The Po-leece! Ya'll bitches work for US! Yeah! Jody said he was gonna take it to all y'all bitches and break it off in y'all asses..." Et cetera, ad infinitum et ad nauseam.

And with that, batteries to P.O.'s went through the roof and there were many more coppers hurt and killed under j-fled's tenure than any superintendent in the last 30 years.

Everybody felt comfortable taking it to The Police because there was no heavy price to be paid. No retribution and the powers that be hoped no one would pay attention or ask questions as to why it was that Policemen are being targeted from within and without the organization.

It was as if City Hall and the public were OK with a price being paid in the blood of Policemen to accomplish their goal even though they still aren't sure what the goal was.

Since the new super touched down... It seems there is no shortage of assholes desiring to recapture the salad days of j-fled when it was open season on Policemen.

Hmmmm... Let's see the numbers for a comparison/contrast.

If shitbirds are allowed to "take it to The Police with impunity, how in hell can The Police keep the public safe in this era of purposely diminished manpower?

...Just an idle thought.

6/19/2011 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old retired guy that follows the blog. Been away a bit and wondered how things are going with the non- existent gang that the New Super Sup is going to obliterate and blow up. Hows that going for him?

6/19/2011 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ 01:25:00 PM - AMEN!!!!

6/19/2011 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"dam I wish I could of ran for mayor"

Had to stop and think for a moment....was there ever a real election....was not this "Rhaum" a pre destined happening ! Really, residence issue at the least....but obviously when u plant the pawns er I mean judges you already know the next move. Nothing is in dought Chicago the seeds have been planted long ago, the haves have and the rest are fu#ked

6/19/2011 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me get this right they stopped the south side Irish fest under the pretense of budget when a bunch of drunk retards were pissing everywhere causing mass arrests---But they won't stop the PR fest when people are being shot, beaten, and knifed, but as a man of PR descent I'm suppose to risk taking my family there....

6/19/2011 08:56:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

WTF?

Per our earlier post about these shit-birds feeling free and easy to "take it to The Police" because "jody said he gonna put it in tha Po-leece ass."

Shots fired at & by The Police @1830hrs in Grand Crossing Park.

Shithead in not so good shape, three Coppers injured but none shot, one shithead "rode the lightning" i.e. got tasered.

Nobody is going to address this elephant in the room as to exactly why muthafuckahs in Chicago feel so empowered that they can display/discharge guns at The Police with seeming impunity.

crime king shorty & j-fled set the table for this shit... Emanuel, G-Mac, the media, the make believe rev'runs, the alderfools and the public wants this foolishness to continue for god knows what reason other than The Police being viewed as the real enemy in chicago instead of these mutts doing the lions share of maiming and murdering.

Who has a big enough fuck to give in order for this shit to stop?

It's painfully apparent that our elected officialdom & exempt echelon doesn't give a fuck or else SOMEONE with the appropriate weight and authority would have gotten face time on T.V. and said, "displaying and discharging weapons at my officers can and will get you killed. It stops... Right now... Today. End of discussion.

But our new super would rather have face time with a reknown Police hater...

We know it's politics G-mac but you've shown us where your allegiances lie....

You too are showing yourself to be a carpet-bagging political stooge.

And just for shits and giggles... Whoever decided now would be a good time to send those "inspirational" "morale boosting" type CPD posters that are popping up like dandelions in the districts? You need a pocket booted in your ass... We need other things... Badly! Fuck an inspirational poster.

Or are you goofs realizing that you've virtually shut this department down other than Coppers backing each other and going home in one piece to their families and loved ones?

Not one swinging dick/dangling tit at 35th or city hall will step up and say "we did wrong by the fine men and women of this fine organization and for that we're truly sorry." "Here's our plan for setting a true course of correction to save this city."

Ignoring this WILL NOT MAKE IT BETTER!

A full recovery to the P.O.'s injured in today's dust-up.

6/19/2011 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You want to come to this country you accept our ways, our values and culture, our language.

Instead we are turning into a city that is run by the drug cartels with the daily shootings and soon to be be-headings and the mass graves I guess. Yet the politicians and the media continue with the racial profiling..they're all honor students only looking for a better life doing the jobs that Americans do not want to do.

How long are people going to buy that b.s.?

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When the liberals realize that Latinos are a pro life group, and thus, will outlaw abortions in this country when they become the majority. But it’s OK we should change for them.

6/19/2011 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Rahm and media whores
read all the comments about the PR parade and it's all true!
I'm glad the city is broke but the tax payers have to flip the bill for Police services during this mayhem

6/19/2011 10:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wake up Rahm. You're molding yourself into the same image of the last a**hole that held your office... BIG mistake!

they are coming as far as IOWA and that's a fact

6/19/2011 10:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: I'd like to thank all of the off duty vets that showed up Friday at the Mini-Wall at Navy Pier. God bless the VietNam Veterans. thank you for your service. (Not a Vet). The guys (bikers) I came with were treated with respect and had parking in the circle. Really nice

6/19/2011 11:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's an entire weekend!!? Why?

---not a cop

6/19/2011 11:19:00 AM
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It's almost an entire week. Tuesday through Sunday.

6/19/2011 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hire Executive Outcomes.

6/20/2011 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's an entire weekend!!? Why?

---not a cop

6/19/2011 11:19:00 AM
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It's almost an entire week. Tuesday through Sunday.

6/19/2011 11:27:00 PM
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You're both wrong. The 'pre-fest' activity began LAST weekend, with Puerto Rican flags hanging off cars, illegal fireworks everywhere, increased foot and car traffic and lots of local yard parties and heavier use of the park, taking drinking on the public way to new levels. It was the 'gearing up' weekend for the fest.

Once the trucks arrive with all the carnival rides and the booths and food vendors, the park becomes the focus, with loads of transients coming and going, petty thieves trolling for victims, and it all becomes an attractive nuisance. The 'tourists' start arriving and the various gangs and factions start staking out 'their' territory for the week.

By mid-week, tensions start running higher, the kids are out of school, and when it's hot, the whole activity level and irritation level gets ratcheted up. Not to mention the tension between the crowds and the homeowners.

The weekend of the 'actual' fest, the whole powderkeg has been simmering for five to seven days already. No wonder it becomes unmanageable by that point.

People at Lake Point Tower used to time their vacations for the week of ChicagoFest, because it was such a huge intrusion on their lives. The people in Logan Square don't have the luxury of being able to do that, so we basically become hostages in our own homes for the duration. We can only WISH it was 'just for the weekend'.

6/20/2011 11:23:00 AM  
Blogger RonF said...

Summerfest in Milwaukee is about an hour or one and a half away. I went there last year. Great location right on the lake. Great music acts (I saw Yes). Great food, with better prices.

I saw exactly 6 cops the whole night, in two groups of three, talking to each other and paying the crowd exactly the amount of attention it needed - none.

6/28/2011 04:22:00 PM  

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