Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New Holiday Tradition

Detroit had Devil's Night.

Chicago has "Close the beaches on Memorial Day."
  • North ave. Beach was so out of control 1860 gave out order to close beach around 1930 hrs. 30 sec. later 1800x rescinded order and just said to close down the boat house. Lmao. didn't same thing happen last year?

And the only people covering it so far? WGN News:

  • Chicago police were called to North Avenue Beach to break up a fight Sunday night.

    The beach was crowded with people who were enjoying the day's record high temperatures.

    But things got too heated, when a fight broke out on the beach.

    A witness says the altercation started small, but then it spread.

    Police SUVs arrived at the scene to break up the crowd.

    Officials did not say if any arrests were made.

    Police shut down North Avenue Beach in 2011.

    Officials said too many people were overcome by heat, and rescuers had a hard time reaching victims because of the crowds.

Ah yes, the oft repeated lie that people near 6 quadrillion gallons of freshwater can't find a way to keep cool while a few hundred gang bangers fight in full view of the public, even though ambulances have been responding to the lakefront for about 100 years or so.

Sunday was only 200 gang bangers fighting according to reports, so we can see why 1800X wanted to avoid the publicity of shutting down a beach for a second straight year. Well done! Unfortunately, Memorial Day will be here again in a year and we're betting the gangs already have plans to "celebrate" next May.

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130 Comments:

Blogger Det. Shaved Longcock said...

Did you forget about me?

I am covering it...

Just messing with ya!

5/29/2012 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I got an idea! How about putting together a unit specifically for the lakefront that writes tickets, makes arrests and makes things nice for decent people. What will we call it? How about something catchy like....Summer Mobile Unit! Yeah, thats the ticket.

5/29/2012 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, I call bullshit.... It's really about 1.3 x 10^15th gallons. Google it!!!! Just giving you the business a little, SCC! It's kinda hard to find that water when it's not six quadrillion gallons full. It's been dry, you know.

5/29/2012 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ran by the north ave beach this weekend, earlier in the afternoon, and was amazed by the hundreds if not thousands of ganbangers.... all boozen out of plastic cups and smoking blunts, not by the water, all standing in groups along the path and by the boat house... talking shit to normal people, trying to trip runners and knock people off bikes...ohh and no police, BECAUSE RAHM WON'T HIRE ANY.... iam amazed there was not a shooting(s) there this weekend....

5/29/2012 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm, two young women were pulled from the lake today after falling off their jet ski. They were treated for HYPOTHERMIA, since the lake water is 60-65 degrees at this time of year.

But, since it's much too hot on the nearby sand, people have to go HOME?

5/29/2012 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let the North Ave Beach Overtime begin!

5/29/2012 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shitheads have run the beaches and streets in 18 for a couple of years now. I advise everyone I know to not even go anywhere in 18 unless they're packing some heat. Shitheads beating and robbing people on every street, the El trains, the bus stops, the bars and restaurants. Forget about the beaches unless you want to go on a cold weekday and get yhe hell out of there before noon.

5/29/2012 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gun sales are exploding throughout this country for exactly this reason. The savages have been coddled by the democratic machine for votes for so long that they are out of control. It will only get worse. Arm youself people because they are inside the wire.

5/29/2012 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1800X Great guy and he works his ass off.

5/29/2012 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gangs have been Fighting @ North Ave Beach since the 50s. It's become yuppified hence the hue & cry things are out of control. If you grew up here you'd have known that

5/29/2012 03:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley stole millions
The media, compliant
Now Rahm will get his

Haiku Drew

5/29/2012 03:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what the 'ethnic tipping point' looks like.

I'm originally from Detroit, but we left when it got too brutal in the late 60's. My dad took a job in Gary. We had to leave Gary in the early 1980's, moved to East Side where I was raised and inherited the family home. We got ran out of there in the mid 1990's.

The issue here is race.
Not culture, not oppression, not society, not the mayor, not the police. The issue is race and unfortunately, we're living in a Naked Emperor era as far as honestly appraising the racial issue.

The breakpoint comes when decent, productive people can no longer go for walks, go to the beaches, go into restaurants without being accosted or otherwise having to deal with the 'thrilling diversity' of ghetto shitbags and their retard animal behaviors.

History will judge the era we live in with amusement. Just this week, it was announced that the majority of babies born in the United States are now 'minority'.

The consequences for this are gigantic, yet naturally, we can't honestly talk about what it all means. We're supposed to pretend the thugs on display at North Avenue Beach are no different than their 16-24 year old Japanese counterparts; it's a failing of 'society' that distinguishes them?

So, in the meantime, we try and cure this cancer with hope and dreams, idealism, good intentions and delusional optimism... as Rome burns around us.

5/29/2012 04:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Hyde Park we had a shooting at 54th and South Shore Drive.
People foresaw what was leading to the incident taking place and called 911 and were told that the police had other priorities. A squad from the University responded and the officers never got out of the vehicle, just exchanged pleasantries and departed.
Twenty minute later 11 shots fired, one asshole shot in the head and the citizenry are pissed at the 911 operators and the police.
What the hell is happening?

5/29/2012 04:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oops..... 10 and 41 now.

5/29/2012 05:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for reporting this, SCC. Yes, the last two days the South and West side thugs invaded North Ave. beach. A tourist came up to me and said, "I'm from New York and by no means prejudice, but I took my kids to North Ave.Beach and it look like South Harlem their. There was so much tension in the air, you knew a fight was going to break out "... All I could think to myself at that moment was Wow! If he only knew the real deal about Chicago and our beaches.

5/29/2012 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad jelli-fish can't handle fresh water. They'd tale care of the beach like they do in Florida.

5/29/2012 06:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My son and I were at Oak Street Beach Sunday and I noticed the clientele starting to change around 5. We left and now I'm thankful we did. These wildabeasts were coming in 5-10 at a time.

5/29/2012 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1800X Great guy and he works his ass off.

5/29/2012 01:37:00 AM

Lol April first was a couple months back, so you are a little late posting this one...

5/29/2012 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

North Ave beach has been great for the last 15 years at least, minus the last two years. I was thinking about what changed that might have caused all this, and came up with the disbanding of summer mobile as a possibility.
Anyone who works in a lakefront district should know that alcohol is not allowed on park district property. So anyone with any opened or even unopened alcohol can be cited or arrested. It's time that starts being enforced.
It's too bad though, b/c me and my friends would brings drinks down there and enjoy them without ever having any incidents. These ghetto fucks ruin it for everyone.

5/29/2012 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: A 14 year old shot and killed last night at --- 2:44 in the morning--- while eating pizza in a pizza/liquor store. Should the parents not be held somewhat accountable for letting their child be out that late?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-teen-dies-after-early-morning-uptown-neighborhood-shooting-20120529,0,6503948.story

5/29/2012 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ 4:58am. Have you not been paying attention? No police were sent because there ARE NO POLICE TO SEND. When the shots are finally fired, police respond, and someone on some other side of town calls 911 because things are getting rough, and 911 tells them there are other priorities. And on and on and on. We shuffle POs from one place to another, and are told we have more cops on the street. The mayor and the papers say crime is down! Weather doesn't affect crime! Those higher murder numbers don't mean murder is up! And you still ask, what is going on here.

5/29/2012 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Hyde Park we had a shooting at 54th and South Shore Drive.
People foresaw what was leading to the incident taking place and called 911 and were told that the police had other priorities. A squad from the University responded and the officers never got out of the vehicle, just exchanged pleasantries and departed.
Twenty minute later 11 shots fired, one asshole shot in the head and the citizenry are pissed at the 911 operators and the police.
What the hell is happening?

The same exact thing that happened last year. Female, by all accounts not an asshole, was caught in the crossfire at the same location and killed.

5/29/2012 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

63rd street beach was out of control, numerous shots fired calls.

5/29/2012 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Hyde Park we had a shooting at 54th and South Shore Drive.
People foresaw what was leading to the incident taking place and called 911 and were told that the police had other priorities. A squad from the University responded and the officers never got out of the vehicle, just exchanged pleasantries and departed.
Twenty minute later 11 shots fired, one asshole shot in the head and the citizenry are pissed at the 911 operators and the police.
What the hell is happening?
----------------
Let's see, you took 021 and rolled it into 002. Made the beats larger, and have beat cars held on other missions, foot posts etc. When you closed 021 what did you expect? People, especially people in Hyde Park are going to have longer response times. Not to mention 002 also has Washington Park to deal with and clear out just at the same time most beaches would be getting cleared out. And clearing out Washington Park ain't no picnic.
You also have cops from 002 who are not familiar with the layout of the lakefront/ how to get in and out of these area quickly. If you never were assigned over there it's going to take a while to get a feel for the area.
So BS missions, foot posts, bigger beats, lack of cars, Washington Park and beaches in same district, oh and low manpower = longer response times. If you live in 021 I would get to know your University Police - you may need them. Don't blame dispatchers and police- blame the fools who closed a police station.

5/29/2012 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

any thoughts about this guys youtube channel? http://www.youtube.com/user/Chicago24thWard Open air drug dealing on the shitside of the city! Hes doing your work for you!

5/29/2012 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Shitheads have run the beaches and streets in 18 for a couple of years now. I advise everyone I know to not even go anywhere in 18 unless they're packing some heat. Shitheads beating and robbing people on every street, the El trains, the bus stops, the bars and restaurants. Forget about the beaches unless you want to go on a cold weekday and get yhe hell out of there before noon.

5/29/2012 12:41:00 AM
I think that either you are grossly overstating the issue or are totally full of it. Yes, bars late at night have always had fights. But, restuarants? BS. Name some that had fights with the exception of a White castle or tib joint at 1 am ? The beaches can be out of hand and the department should bring back the Summer Mobile Force. I worked it for a few years back in the day and we stopped a lot of problems. Stop everyone bringing in a cooler and have them dump the alcohol for starters.

5/29/2012 09:53:00 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

On the upside, I had a great bike ride from 91st and California to Rogers Park, through many neighborhoods--all deserted, quiet, everyone at the beach. The Lakefront Bike Path and all the beaches are really only good for draining people away from the city itself.

5/29/2012 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

018 had a beach detail for years and everything was OK. Some idiot removed it because nothing was happening at the beaches. Duh!

5/29/2012 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/29/2012 04:58:00 AM

Hyde Park is a ghetto. plain and simple. Proof is in the White House.

5/29/2012 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well since the animal that doesn't follow the law is allowed to carry concealed to "protect he self" why can't the law abiding citizen? I wonder why Illinois is he last state in the WHOLE COUNTRY to screw it's citizens... I will never go to North Ave. beach again. Thanks for ruining another decent thing the city had. Everything you get your hands on you ruin for everyone you *ucking scumbags!

5/29/2012 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a question...how the Hell could the majority of babies be minority? Sounds like a bad joke!

5/29/2012 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The NEW totals --

AT LEAST 10 KILLED, OVER 40 SHOT DURING HOLIDAY WEEKEND -- Killings are double the figure for Memorial Day 2011

By Stacy St. Clair, Chicago Tribune reporter

6:59 a.m. CDT, May 29, 2012

"A man was shot dead near a raucous outdoor holiday party in the South Shore neighborhood late Monday night, bringing the number of homicides to 10 during a warm and violent Memorial Day weekend.

"More than 40 shootings were reported during the four-day weekend. The city has had more homicides and shootings so far in 2012 than during the same time last year, according to unofficial briefing summaries prepared by the Chicago Police Department..."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-9-slain-dozens-injured-in-weekend-shootings-20120528,0,2966984.story

This one brings it up near a dozen --

"A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed while eating pizza with his older sister in the Uptown neighborhood early this morning,

"The shooting happened about 2:45 a.m. in a pizza and liquor store in the 5100 block of North Broadway...

"The boy was inside with his adult sister and her friend when a gunman standing on the sidewalk fired shots through the doorway...

"The boy suffered a gunshot wound to the face and was taken in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he later died..."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-teen-dies-after-early-morning-uptown-neighborhood-shooting-20120529,0,6503948.story

5/29/2012 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This city has been in the shitter for quite some time- and it's getting worse every year. You can't enjoy something as simple as a day at the beach here. It is overcrowded with a ton of illegal immigrants, each mother with at least 7 kids in tow. You can't walk 5 feet without hearing some ghetto base thumping system. Every dumbass with a grill dumps the coals in the grass or on the trees. I swear chicago should win the award for fattest city- you can't turn around without seeing some 300 lb. woman walking by in a bikini. And yes, the thugs are all out "representin" and causing problems adding to the scenery. One of the very few things the city has left to offer, which cannot be enjoyed by those who live, work, and pay for it. A little advice from someone who plans to retire far, far away from this crap: when planning your move, look for a state with strict welfare regulations and pro- firearms.

5/29/2012 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A group exchange with Kim Jong-un could be very beneficial. They could all be sent to Yodok North Korea and bring all the enslaved citizens in Yodok back here to America. Our group really belongs in a place like that. Their group really belongs in a place like this.

5/29/2012 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This is what the 'ethnic tipping point' looks like...the issue here is race."

--5/29/2012 04:53:00 AM

Yes.

"The breakpoint comes when decent, productive people can no longer go for walks, go to the beaches, go into restaurants without...having to deal with ghetto shitbags and their retard animal behaviors."

This happened along the south lakefront (57th Street Beach, The Point, etc.) around 1966. Families used to take their little kids out there, cook a hot dog on the (municipally-provided) barbecue grill, have a quiet good time.

Suddenly you coulldn't ride a bike there anymore without carrying at least a ball-peen hammer. The underpass became a graffitti-covered, urine-soaked obstacle to be gotten through as fast as possible, and the park filled with hundreds of men with huge drums of all sizes and descriptions.

The nighttime drumming carried out over the water for miles, with the residents of the once-great apartment hotels bordering the park complaining until it made the newspapers.

I still remember the spectacular summertime 10-1s -- at least a dozen squad cars in line, four-deep, screaming east on 55th Street.

...and today?

"In Hyde Park we had a shooting at 54th and South Shore Drive.
People foresaw what was leading to the incident taking place and called 911 and were told that the police had other priorities. A squad from the University responded and the officers never got out of the vehicle, just exchanged pleasantries and departed.

"Twenty minute later 11 shots fired, one asshole shot in the head and the citizenry are pissed at the 911 operators and the police.

"What the hell is happening?"

--5/29/2012 04:58:00 AM

5/29/2012 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you will see society say ENOUGH. When the people of Bridgeport/Wrigleyville came out to confront the Occupy Scumbags they were saying ENOUGH. When good people are brutalized on Mich Ave by uncivilized,rabid dogs eventually even the most Liberal will say ENOUGH. Hopefully this will spill over to the Ballot Boxes in Nov, in that this President condones racially motivated intimidation by his words, actions and associates. Register and VOTE!!

5/29/2012 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mayor hopes no one will remember that two weeks ago it was --

Mayor Emanuel announces a wrap-around strategy to fight gangs, guns, and drugs

May 15, 2012

John Presta

"Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced the City’s new Strong Blocks/SAFE Communities Wrap-Around Strategy. The initiative combines targeted police enforcement with City services and community engagement..."

http://www.examiner.com/article/mayor-emanuel-announces-a-wrap-around-strategy-to-fight-gangs-guns-and-drugs

Oops! At this very moment, WBBM Radio is announcing that "Emanuel and McCarthy are going to announce a new anti-violence initiative at a press conference later today."

They've only got half a set of chessmen.

Let's see how they arrange them on the board now.

This is beyond "getting old."

Resign, you two.

5/29/2012 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WGN-TV announcing Mayor's new "plan" now..."go after bad people and the businesses that attract them."

Wait! Isn't that the "wrap-around" plan from two weeks ago?

Uh...

5/29/2012 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1800X Great guy and he works his ass off.


and knows not to make waves at the beach

5/29/2012 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This is what the 'ethnic tipping point' looks like.


The issue here is race.
Not culture, not oppression, not society...


Disagree. The issue here is culture, not race. I'm as Black as the ace od spades, and I assure you,you'd be proud to have me as your neighbor. Just as my mostly White neighbors are currently are. It isn't race that makes some people act like common thugs. It's culture i.e. their upbringing...the manner in which they were raised. It's not where they were raised. Because I was raised in one the worst ghetto-fied areas of this city. Yet, I'm a college graduate. Never been arrested or even stopped by police. Know why? Because I wasn't raised that way. It wasn't my culture. My father kept a foot in my ass. I knew what was acceptable behavior, and what wasn't. He saw to it that I went to school and performed. He saw to it that I didn't run with the gangs in my then, west side neighborhood. He did his job as a father and insured that his son didn't grow up admiring and or emulating gangbangers and dope sellers. My father made sure thug-ism wasn't my culture. If you think shithead-ness is indigenous simply to race, I suggest you watch the HBO documentary, Bangin In Little Rock. You'll see redneck assholes from rural America engaging in the same bullshit thug life antics as any innercity, Black thug.
Lest we not exclude Hispanic gangbangers. No sir, criminal behavior isn't simply a race thing. It's a culture thing.

5/29/2012 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Report on Channel 9 now, relation of shooting victim says she was turned away at County Morgue, unable to ID remains because of "backlog."

We do not have a total figure of deaths over the holiday weekend from heat exhaustion, elderly people dying in 97 degrees, accidents, etc., not just shootings...

5/29/2012 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Gangs have been Fighting @ North Ave Beach since the 50s. It's become yuppified hence the hue & cry things are out of control. If you grew up here you'd have known that."

--5/29/2012 03:15:00 AM

You'd also be familiar with the city's homicide rates then and now...

5/29/2012 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One more shot dead at 5100 N Broadway, dead gangbanger kid from 7200 N Western. Shooting at Pratt and Western earlier Monday afternoon, fuck them both. Hire more police Rahm...

5/29/2012 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Hyde Park we had a shooting at 54th and South Shore Drive.
People foresaw what was leading to the incident taking place and called 911 and were told that the police had other priorities. A squad from the University responded and the officers never got out of the vehicle, just exchanged pleasantries and departed.
Twenty minute later 11 shots fired, one asshole shot in the head and the citizenry are pissed at the 911 operators and the police.
What the hell is happening?

5/29/2012 04:58:00 AM


You see young man, about fifty years ago the government provided low cost, no money down loans to blacks who moved out of the slums on Cottage Grove and into southside neighborhoods like Englewood and Hyde Park. The whites in those areas wanted no part of this so they sold their homes and moved to places like Oak Park and Orland.

The government soon learned that the people weren't IN SLUMS they were CREATING SLUMS and the southside soon became a large slum.

So, it has been this way for fifty years. And, actually young man, it used to be a hell of a lot worse. So, that's what's happening.

5/29/2012 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this how to get the gangbangers out of north ave beach, let them open the fire hydrants in their hoods, like in the past, water in da hood means safer beach. To be honest I miss those fire hydrant days with about 2-3 tires wrapped around them and a piece of wood sticking out making a sea shell of water the whole block would come out and get wet at the Hood's Beach

5/29/2012 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...ran by the north ave beach this weekend, earlier in the afternoon, and was amazed by the hundreds if not thousands of gangbangers....iam amazed there was not a shooting(s) there this weekend..."

--5/29/2012 12:19:00 AM

"Anonymous Resident of Beat 1814 said...

"...[a] poster mentions that a woman was shot in gang crossfire on the Menomonee (1800 N.) pedestrian bridge over Lake Shore Drive to North Ave. Beach yesterday. Is this bonafide?"

Anyone?

(At this moment, CLEAR doesn't have anything newer than MAY 22.)

5/29/2012 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there any type of 'Google Earth' type website where Chicagoans could login and see for themselves what the 'atmosphere' of a particular place is?

5/29/2012 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BOOTS ON THE STREET

Part of Emanuel's latest "violence-reduction" strategy --

"Track threats on Twitter and Facebook!"

Of course, you couldn't really tell if the "news conference" was today or two weeks ago...TV spent about half a minute on it.

Obligatory lip-service paid by mayor. Police superintendent stood there too.

Now sports.

5/29/2012 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares, we kicked those protesters ass didnt we??? Rember NATO, ANYONE??? Helloooo??

5/29/2012 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Hyde Park we had a shooting at 54th and South Shore Drive.
People foresaw what was leading to the incident taking place and called 911 and were told that the police had other priorities. A squad from the University responded and the officers never got out of the vehicle, just exchanged pleasantries and departed.
Twenty minute later 11 shots fired, one asshole shot in the head and the citizenry are pissed at the 911 operators and the police.
What the hell is happening?
________________________________

Are you suggesting that the police should harass those young men standing on the corner minding their own business. Don't the have a right to be there? Wouldn't you be appalled if you saw an officer stopping a group of young men for no other reason other than they were black? Enjoy Hyde Park...don't look now but you are surrounded.

5/29/2012 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its all Commander Angerones fault. When will the superintendent realize that he is an idiot and dump him immediately.

5/29/2012 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New law...In order to become mayor you must sit with your family next to the gangbangers at North Ave Beach boathouse during every summer weekend. Get rid of the residency for Mayor rule, because it showed to be bullshit.

No junkets to other places on the weekends to get out of Dodge.. Also don't change the E-Colli beach closing procedures.

We all know your finger got infected swimming in Lake Michigan and thus it was removed. Don't place others at risk for bacteria and/or E-colli infection.

Solve the problem, don't just push the onus on the individual.

5/29/2012 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6 quadrillion gallons

*************************


There are 6 quadrillion gallons of water in lake michigan??? Huh, you learn somethin new everyday on this job...

5/29/2012 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Violence this past weekend here made national news:

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/29/11935475-violent-holiday-weekend-claims-at-least-10-lives-in-chicago?lite

5/29/2012 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Despite weekend violence, top cop says anti-gang strategy working

By Jeremy Gorner and John Byrne Tribune reporters

1:23 p.m. CDT, May 29, 2012

"Despite coming off a bloody holiday weekend in Chicago that saw 10 people shot and killed and close to 40 others wounded, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said the department's strategy to curb gang violence throughout the city is working.

"Flanked by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, several aldermen and police command staff at the Washington Park Fieldhouse on the South Side, McCarthy told reporters at a news conference Tuesday that shootings across the city have decreased by 7 percent since the department began its "gang audits..."

He's serious.

Time to go.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-20120529,0,5755521.story

5/29/2012 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"In Hyde Park we had a shooting at 54th and South Shore Drive...11 shots fired, one asshole shot in the head and the citizenry are pissed at the 911 operators and the police."

"What the hell is happening?"

--5/29/2012 04:58:00 AM


Diversity.

Multiculturalism.

Sanctuary City.

5/29/2012 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...two young women were pulled from the lake today after falling off their jet ski. They were treated for HYPOTHERMIA, since the lake water is 60-65 degrees at this time of year."

--5/29/2012 12:23:00 AM

I heard that the ignition cutoff worked, but I guess they could not swim back to the 'ski and get out of the water?

Good case for life jackets at the least...that little buzzy-thing is not exactly a seagoing vessel. Scares me to see 'em waaaay out there.

A friend took his kayak out there -- he said it was his first time and his last time.

5/29/2012 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Daley stole millions
The media, compliant
Now Rahm will get his"

"Haiku Drew"

--5/29/2012 03:35:00 AM


The horror! The horror!

5/29/2012 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raccoon here can find money for anything but more police.

Grooves, planters, dividers, banners, grilles, trees, gardens, fantasy bicycle bridges (full of Ms. Cohen's rent-a-bikes, of course), Pritzker hotels, you name it.

5/29/2012 03:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hey, I got an idea! How about putting together a unit specifically for the lakefront that writes tickets, makes arrests and makes things nice for decent people..."

--5/29/2012 12:13:00 AM


All we need is the officers to man it with.

5/29/2012 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The elephant in the room. Our cook county leaders refuse to address the problem. Madigan, quinn, cullerton, rahm etc... so afraid of the revs and sharptons etc... yet the idiots keep voting for them.

5/29/2012 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

13 dead at 130 am
did cpd write a curfew
how's that new curfew ordinance
working out

5/29/2012 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This is what the 'ethnic tipping point' looks like.

I'm originally from Detroit, but we left when it got too brutal in the late 60's. My dad took a job in Gary. We had to leave Gary in the early 1980's, moved to East Side where I was raised and inherited the family home. We got ran out of there in the mid 1990's.

The issue here is race.
Not culture, not oppression, not society, not the mayor, not the police. The issue is race and unfortunately, we're living in a Naked Emperor era as far as honestly appraising the racial issue.

The breakpoint comes when decent, productive people can no longer go for walks, go to the beaches, go into restaurants without being accosted or otherwise having to deal with the 'thrilling diversity' of ghetto shitbags and their retard animal behaviors.

History will judge the era we live in with amusement. Just this week, it was announced that the majority of babies born in the United States are now 'minority'.

The consequences for this are gigantic, yet naturally, we can't honestly talk about what it all means. We're supposed to pretend the thugs on display at North Avenue Beach are no different than their 16-24 year old Japanese counterparts; it's a failing of 'society' that distinguishes them?

So, in the meantime, we try and cure this cancer with hope and dreams, idealism, good intentions and delusional optimism... as Rome burns around us.

5/29/2012 04:53:00 AM


Excellent post.
You're exactly right.
And if anyone like you or I stood up and said it publicly, we would be so fucking villified in this society that we'd have to go into hiding.
When do we reach that tipping point when the good people of our society finally say "enough is enough"?

5/29/2012 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

at least you are not dealing with cannibals like they are in Miami.

Miami police are still tight-lipped about the man they shot and killed on the MacArthur Causeway Saturday afternoon, but new details back claims they had no choice: the naked man they shot was trying to chew the face off another naked man, and refused to obey police orders to stop his grisly meal


http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/05/26/miami-police-confrontation-men-leaves-1-dead-1-hurt/

not a cop

5/29/2012 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How to say it -- I am losing my mind watching this s__t. BP is up, I am dizzy.

Paul Meinecke story on ABC-7 TV just now. McCarthy on there saying "56 shootings this week is exactly the same as we had last year, this is not a new problem."

*

Says "We need to see the big picture."

*

I seen the big picture in that morgue cooler -- which from anecdotal accounts appears to be overflowing AGAIN.

Next they show exempt standing next to blowup of elaborate Vanecko Electronics computer screen, "everything hinges on a new piece of technology which will be on officers' laptops NEXT YEAR, lets them see everything about everything."

Some premature-senile alderwoman saying she sho' have faith in what de Mayo be doin' wid' all dese new machines.

Excuse me while I jump out the window a few times, just to get in shape for all this.

This city is doomed. Like the guy here said, the tipping point has been exceeded. Like someone else here posted, they are going to start removing street lighting from some parts of Detroit.

De-policing, de-lighting, return to law of jungle in the "urban prairie" while the bosses play video games.

Face it. The new philosophy is "Doing less with less."

Rehash now on WBBM Radio, too. This week's plan is the plan from two weeks ago, close the problem liquor stores, with a shiny new toy held out, it's coming any minute...

Look. Look in the f__ing morgue and tell me everything's gonna be OK.

5/29/2012 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Evil Racoon has announced the creation of a new city dept. The Ministry of Information. As of today all news will be sent to the Minsitry for it to be redacted if it includes any information about shootings, Gangster activity, Flash Mobs, lakefront riots, or deaths from violence within the city limits of Chicago. Anyone leaking information about crime in Chicago will be arrested and put in a reeducation camp to get their minds right.

5/29/2012 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess all of the beaches south of55th Street aren't good enough for the savages anymore. They wanted Sherman Park, they took that over, Marquette Park, they got that, and have run that and the entire southwest side neighborhood into the ground, too. Hopefully they will all kill each other off in another year.

5/29/2012 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hyde Park is a ghetto. plain and simple. Proof is in the White House."

--5/29/2012 10:19:00 AM

There it is.

Actually it's more often on the golf course, or walking along a beach in Hawaii eating "shave ice," but who's counting...

Over 250 18-hole games played since taking office, more than any other president, according to the Secret Service -- who I guess WAS counting...

I am genuinely impressed that Michelle did not kick off her shoes and simply run away screaming a week into the new administration -- as she gave every sign of doing. "We need to get out of that White House...get out of that White House...get out of that White House." I kept hearing. Now it's "We're not coming back to Chicago when Barack's job is done."

5/29/2012 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...this how to get the gangbangers out of north ave beach, let them open the fire hydrants in their hoods, like in the past, water in da hood means safer beach."

--5/29/2012 12:09:00 PM

Means your basement apt. knee-deep, but who cares. Wade.

Royko mentioned this in his book about Daley I, how he was putting sprayers on the hydrants...

Oops! I said it. Now watch Emanuel run to buy 35,000 sprayers no-bid from Vanecko Waterinmotion.

5/29/2012 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/29/2012 12:41:00 AM
I think that either you are grossly overstating the issue or are totally full of it. Yes, bars late at night have always had fights. But, restuarants? BS. Name some that had fights with the exception of a White castle or tib joint at 1 am ? The beaches can be out of hand and the department should bring back the Summer Mobile Force. I worked it for a few years back in the day and we stopped a lot of problems. Stop everyone bringing in a cooler and have them dump the alcohol for starters.

5/29/2012 09:53:00 AM

And will stop the individuals carrying coolers? A few years ago, we had the summer mobile force and they had control of the beach. Now you might have four officers handling a crowd of thousands at the beach. Dept will not acknowledge the manpower shortage and and that weather is a factor in crime. Go figure. FUBAR

5/29/2012 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Enjoy Hyde Park...don't look now but you are surrounded."

--5/29/2012 12:26:00 PM

Surrounded? The whole thing was over about 1966. U of C continues to bulldoze and land-bank and earth-berm and Pritzker-hotel wherever it can, and try to hold actual street murders of doctors, brilliant grad students, etc. down to an acceptably low rate.

All hell breaking loose every day and night on three sides, Black P Stone still slingin right where it was under Lyndon Johnson, fourth side is several sextillion quadrillion gallons of water...

Not good -- but there is a vague sort of stasis-at-gunpoint.

5/29/2012 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Wondering? said...

Call me an asshole for asking, but why can't we hire the proper amount of police it takes to keep the peace? I want an honest answer as I am not a police officer but live in this city and don't understand why. Does the money go into a hole in someone's pocket?

5/29/2012 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"One more shot dead at 5100 N Broadway, dead gangbanger kid from 7200 N Western."

--5/29/2012 11:40:00 AM

Ah ha. 14-year-old, adult sister and her friend had him out at 2:30 AM in a liquor establishment.

Nothing good happens after midnight...

5/29/2012 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post @ 11:34 a.m. It is a culture thing. I've been saying that for years. Unfortunately I've also been at a complete and utter loss as to what a cure could possibly be. I hate to say it but 30 years ago I was already feeling that it was a lost cause and I don't feel differently today. Answers?

5/29/2012 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
1800X Great guy and he works his ass off.


and knows not to make waves at the beach

5/29/2012 11:17:00 AM

I see what you did there..........

5/29/2012 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retired, but years ago I had a spot for awhile where I was not completely hidden away and I was always well taken care of by the summer mobile unit. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, whatta ya say, whatta ya say, know whatta I mean, know whatta I mean???

5/29/2012 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This is what the 'ethnic tipping point' looks like.


The issue here is race.
Not culture, not oppression, not society...


Disagree. The issue here is culture, not race. I'm as Black as the ace od spades, and I assure you,you'd be proud to have me as your neighbor. Just as my mostly White neighbors are currently are. It isn't race that makes some people act like common thugs. It's culture i.e. their upbringing...the manner in which they were raised. It's not where they were raised. Because I was raised in one the worst ghetto-fied areas of this city. Yet, I'm a college graduate. Never been arrested or even stopped by police. Know why? Because I wasn't raised that way. It wasn't my culture. My father kept a foot in my ass. I knew what was acceptable behavior, and what wasn't. He saw to it that I went to school and performed. He saw to it that I didn't run with the gangs in my then, west side neighborhood. He did his job as a father and insured that his son didn't grow up admiring and or emulating gangbangers and dope sellers. My father made sure thug-ism wasn't my culture. If you think shithead-ness is indigenous simply to race, I suggest you watch the HBO documentary, Bangin In Little Rock. You'll see redneck assholes from rural America engaging in the same bullshit thug life antics as any innercity, Black thug.
Lest we not exclude Hispanic gangbangers. No sir, criminal behavior isn't simply a race thing. It's a culture thing.

5/29/2012 11:34:00 AM

Unfortunately you are both right. Good parenting and a proper up bringing brings a stop to the "Thug" Lifestyle no matter what race you are. That being said race does play a factor because when the white kids are acting like a thug and called out on it they do not have the race card to pull out. Unfortunately blacks, and to a lesser extent, Hispanics are trained by their "Leaders (Al, Jessie, Luis, etc) to pull out the race card when they interact with the Police and use it to muddy up the issue of their misbehavior. They go so far as to pull it on Black and Hispanic Officers.

Unfortunately till society has enough guts to hold a person responsible for their actions regardless of race you will continue to see what happened at North Ave Beach.

5/29/2012 05:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Natl Guard?

5/29/2012 05:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:34...amen.

5/29/2012 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...about fifty years ago the government provided low cost, no money down loans to blacks who moved out of the slums on Cottage Grove and into southside neighborhoods like Englewood and Hyde Park."

--5/29/2012 11:59:00 AM

Liberal white ministers helped the Blackstone Rangers fill out the "community development" grant forms that bankrolled their entry into the drug market using taxpayer money.

They even produced a pull-self-up-by-bootstraps musical, it was on TV in those days. Cutest girls in the neighborhood, singing "Opportunity, please knock!"

5/29/2012 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm as Black as the ace of spades, and I assure you,you'd be proud to have me as your neighbor. Just as my mostly White neighbors are currently are. It isn't race that makes some people act like common thugs. It's culture i.e. their upbringing...the manner in which they were raised."

--5/29/2012 11:34:00 AM

It takes a mature individual to go through life and take people fairly, deal with each as he finds them to be right or wrong. When you get the less mature, though, "blood is thicker than," and it breaks down along racial lines real fast.

Like Col. Jeff Cooper, U.S.A. (Ret.) once said, "You don't have to worry about choosing up sides in a race war. The other side will take care of that for you."

Of course, the thug-life immaturity in all races is fostered and exploited by the Hollywood mechanism that produces obscene, violent rap videos. This material comes out in Polish, you get Polish bangers.

The worst enemy in America is the one behind the camera, the one selling those DVDs and clothes and shoes and bling to the poor and ignorant. Name him, and you name the root of the problem.

5/29/2012 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Crystal Ball unit is being re-formed as we speak. BG and JL have been hard at work.
This time JL will call it something new and make it his latest great idea. More to follow....

5/29/2012 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Send people shades to the beach!! He's unstoppable!!

5/29/2012 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps the City can get the Jerry Lewis' Labor Day Telethon Tote-Board erected by North Ave Beach, or maybe put it up at 35th & Mich or City Hall so everyone can keep tabs on the stats.

5/29/2012 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm watching Chicago Tonight, and they spent about 10 minutes or so discussing the "new" strategy of combating violence. The "reporter" whose segment this was said something like, "This has hit a little too close to home...one of our reporters had a bullet go through her front window. And an apartment building that President Obama lived in ten years ago also had a bullet go through its window."

Really? Now the violence is urgent?

In the same segment they showed Rahm Emanuel wildly gesticulating with pinwheels in his eyes muttering about combined forces and rising above. OK.

5/29/2012 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are still many police officers doing office work in districts . Mcgoofy can't find them .

5/29/2012 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/29/12 1134am....man that was a mouthful of truth,and I admire your honesty,I too am a man of color,but not as much ,lighter complected and live in an mostly white area,in which I am a good neighbor and treated very well,I also have to agree with the same manner in which my father raised me ,strict and lots of respect,school emphasized,drugs and gangbanging was totally out of the question,I was stopped by the police a few times waste of time for them and a learning experience for me,I will check out Banging in Little Rock,sounds interesting.Thanks for sharing The truth brother! I always thought there should be classes for parenting,cause a lot of people just don't know what there doing!

5/29/2012 07:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the original commenter about the alleged shooting at 54th in Hyde Park. Where do YOU get off calling the victim a S_ _ _head ? Oh, and your "pissed off at the police".
Question; who died and left YOU as THE judge of us all ?

As another wise commenter noted, a young lady who had just graduated from college was caught in crossfire and died at 57st beach last year. She was a citizen with a great future ahead, by all accounts a good girl but in the wrong place at the wrong time. Tragic. And OBNOXIOUS to call others "S_ _ _ heads"

5/29/2012 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent post.
You're exactly right.
And if anyone like you or I stood up and said it publicly, we would be so fucking villified in this society that we'd have to go into hiding.
When do we reach that tipping point when the good people of our society finally say "enough is enough"?

5/29/2012 04:09:00 PM

We don't. We're all too polite. And suddenly, the world we knew will be gone.

5/29/2012 07:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RE:

Disagree. The issue here is culture, not race. I'm as Black as the ace od spades, and I assure you,you'd be proud to have me as your neighbor. Just as my mostly White neighbors are currently are. It isn't race that makes some people act like common thugs. It's culture i.e. their upbringing...the manner in which they were raised. It's not where they were raised. Because I was raised in one the worst ghetto-fied areas of this city. Yet, I'm a college graduate. Never been arrested or even stopped by police. Know why? Because I wasn't raised that way. It wasn't my culture. My father kept a foot in my ass. I knew what was acceptable behavior, and what wasn't. He saw to it that I went to school and performed. He saw to it that I didn't run with the gangs in my then, west side neighborhood. He did his job as a father and insured that his son didn't grow up admiring and or emulating gangbangers and dope sellers. My father made sure thug-ism wasn't my culture. If you think shithead-ness is indigenous simply to race, I suggest you watch the HBO documentary, Bangin In Little Rock. You'll see redneck assholes from rural America engaging in the same bullshit thug life antics as any innercity, Black thug.
Lest we not exclude Hispanic gangbangers. No sir, criminal behavior isn't simply a race thing. It's a culture thing.

I Totally Agree with you Sir, and your father raised you right!!!

5/29/2012 08:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...this how to get the gangbangers out of north ave beach, let them open the fire hydrants in their hoods, like in the past, water in da hood means safer beach."
--5/29/2012 12:09:00 PM

With a 100%+ increase in my water bill NO THANKS! Do you have any idea how many gallons per minute hydrants are capable of putting out? Cause you know the animal is going to leave em on 24/7. And if they put flow restrictors on, they'd have those removed in minutes.

5/29/2012 08:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's kind of getting old that every time we have a bad bloody weekend the mayor and Supt announce a "new strategy" to deal with gang shootings. First of all, they are not new strategies just reheated versions of things that were already tried. Secondly, if we constantly are coming up wit these "new strategies" are we admitting the last 5 were a total failure? Why not bring back SOS?

5/29/2012 08:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...The issue here is culture, not race. I'm as Black as the ace of spades, and I assure you,you'd be proud to have me as your neighbor. Just as my mostly White neighbors are currently are. It isn't race that makes some people act like common thugs. It's culture i.e. their upbringing...the manner in which they were raised. It's not where they were raised. Because I was raised in one the worst ghetto-fied areas of this city. Yet, I'm a college graduate. Never been arrested or even stopped by police. Know why? Because I wasn't raised that way. It wasn't my culture. My father kept a foot in my ass.... \snip

And there you have it....Whitey here probably would be proud to have you as a neighbor. You got it exactly right. "My FATHER kept a foot in my ass". The ghettos of this city have very few fathers, mostly 'baby daddies'.

We will be in trouble until the powers that be figure out that pouring money in one side of the problem (police) and in the other side of the problem (school) is never going to fill the void in the center which is lack of PARENTS.

5/29/2012 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Just a question...how the Hell could the majority of babies be minority? Sounds like a bad joke!

5/29/2012 10:25:00 AM

You must have attended CPS.

5/29/2012 08:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pension news

http://tinyurl.com/83hsg2c

5/29/2012 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic, but so entertaining...

Who was that downstate Republican who went on an emotional rant, yelling about not giving all the power to one person (Madigan) and how they are not given enough time to review dozens of pages of information on pension reform before having to vote on it?

He threw the pages in the air. He shouted and waved his arms. He spoke the truth that it seems everyone else is terrified to speak aloud.

He's my new hero.

5/29/2012 08:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The Crystal Ball unit is being re-formed as we speak. BG and JL have been hard at work.
This time JL will call it something new and make it his latest great idea. More to follow....

5/29/2012 06:00:00 PM

=
It's now called Kaboodle. I kid you not.

5/29/2012 08:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Occupy Chicago Calls For City To Reopen Mental Health Clinics

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/05/29/occupy-chicago-calls-for-city-to-reopen-mental-health-clinics/


Why? Do they need a place to stay?

Isn't OC over yet?

5/29/2012 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...if we constantly are coming up wit these "new strategies" are we admitting the last 5 were a total failure?"

Tacitly, yes.

5/29/2012 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Name him, and you name the root of the problem.
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We could 'name him', but we can't 'name him'.

5/29/2012 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"There are still many police officers doing office work in districts. Mcgoofy can't find them."

He doesn't have the clout to remove them.

Be glad that someone's getting over on these assholes.

5/29/2012 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked the beach in 018 several summers. Never had problem we stopped the Jaggoffs at the entrance issused citations for alcohol or arrests for any other illegal behavior for the first few weeks hit them hard. After that the Jaggoffs quit showing up and we had a peaceful relaxing beach the rest of the summer and we just took in the beautiful surroundings and hoped summer would never end!!! Former 018dist Beach Warrior!!!!

5/29/2012 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Call me an asshole for asking, but why can't we hire the proper amount of police it takes to keep the peace? I want an honest answer as I am not a police officer but live in this city and don't understand why. Does the money go into a hole in someone's pocket?"

You and your neighbors need to direct this question to Mr. Emanuel.

5/29/2012 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about today's SCUMTIMES front page?

LET SAVE MILLIONS BY CONSALIDATING SERVICES FOR CTA,METRA AND OTHER ENTITIES.

Covering up the bloodshed that spelled over the weekend with more than 50 shootings leaving more than ten scumbags dead.

5/29/2012 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This is what the 'ethnic tipping point' looks like.

I'm originally from Detroit, but we left when it got too brutal in the late 60's. My dad took a job in Gary. We had to leave Gary in the early 1980's, moved to East Side where I was raised and inherited the family home. We got ran out of there in the mid 1990's.

The issue here is race.
Not culture, not oppression, not society, not the mayor, not the police. The issue is race and unfortunately, we're living in a Naked Emperor era as far as honestly appraising the racial issue.

*****************************

Sorry, pal. The issue here is IQ. Your pappy took you from Detroit to Gary to Hegewisch or therabouts? I'm saying his IQ was about 68.

5/29/2012 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The issue here is race.
Not culture, not oppression, not society...


Disagree. The issue here is culture, not race. I'm as Black as the ace od spades, and I assure you,you'd be proud to have me as your neighbor. Just as my mostly White neighbors are currently are. It isn't race that makes some people act like common thugs. It's culture i.e. their upbringing...the manner in which they were raised. It's not where they were raised. Because I was raised in one the worst ghetto-fied areas of this city. Yet, I'm a college graduate. Never been arrested or even stopped by police. Know why? Because I wasn't raised that way. It wasn't my culture. My father kept a foot in my ass. I knew what was acceptable behavior, and what wasn't. He saw to it that I went to school and performed. He saw to it that I didn't run with the gangs in my then, west side neighborhood. He did his job as a father and insured that his son didn't grow up admiring and or emulating gangbangers and dope sellers. My father made sure thug-ism wasn't my culture. If you think shithead-ness is indigenous simply to race, I suggest you watch the HBO documentary, Bangin In Little Rock. You'll see redneck assholes from rural America engaging in the same bullshit thug life antics as any innercity, Black thug.
Lest we not exclude Hispanic gangbangers. No sir, criminal behavior isn't simply a race thing. It's a culture thing.

Very well said. You would make you're father proud. It is not about race. White CPD 24 years otj.

5/29/2012 09:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I shop in Indiana and the first thing I buy is ammo.

5/29/2012 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey just watched Walter Jacobsen on cbs 2 news. He's demanding Rahm pay us our OT, take care of our pensions and hire more coppers.
Just want to say thanks, Wally

5/29/2012 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its all Commander Angerones fault. When will the superintendent realize that he is an idiot and dump him immediately.

5/29/2012 01:22:00 PM

Oh yeah. WAY over promoted. WAY. Guy is all over the place, has a short fuse, and is due for a meltdown.

5/29/2012 11:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the new strategy? Close liquor stores? Make friends with the shit birds? It kills me these idiots think they are reinventing the wheel, by reheating the same shit over and over, none of which works.

5/29/2012 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Twenty minute later 11 shots fired, one asshole shot in the head and the citizenry are pissed at the 911 operators and the police.
What the hell is happening?

5/29/2012 04:58:00 AM
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sounds like they got exactly the police they wanted and deserve. Get used to it.

5/29/2012 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a question...how the Hell could the majority of babies be minority? Sounds like a bad joke!

5/29/2012 10:25:00 AM

You must have attended CPS.

-------------------------------------spoken again like a true jag off. If you attended CPs, you would have to know it is probably a very true stat.

5/29/2012 11:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooh-Ooh-Ooh-we have a new computer program to fight crime. What we also have is seven hundred less police officers, three hundred less detectives, about one hundred less sergeants, forty less lieutenants and well you get the picture. The new computer program makes pictures!

5/29/2012 11:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your pappy took you from Detroit to Gary to Hegewisch or therabouts? I'm saying his IQ was about 68.
-----

Spoken like someone born after 1975. Do you even shave yet?

He worked in the steel industry (middle management), first in Detroit, then at USS/South. Gary and the SE Side of Chicago used to be decent, working class areas. Gary had sharp racial dividing line back then, but there were large part of Gary where it was totally safe. Same with East Side, same with places like Hegewisch. Back then, even South Chicago wasn't 1/10th as bad as it is today.

Not anymore.

Your perspective is clearly that of an ignorant child who doesn't understand the history of our area, or what's happened to bring those areas to the state they're in today.

5/29/2012 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, dumping Angarone will make a thousand savages disappear from north avenue beach on a 90 degree day. Right.

5/30/2012 04:48:00 AM  
Blogger Was that a SPEEDBUMP?! said...

Disagree. The issue here is culture, not race. I'm as Black as the ace od spades, and I assure you,you'd be proud to have me as your neighbor.

--------------------------------

I think I would be proud to have you as my neighbor. Good point. Bill Cosby ALSO has good points.

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=891845&page=1

5/30/2012 05:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW, White Appalachia has MORE welfare recipients than the entire black community of Chicago. Just making a point, and I'm as white as they come.

5/30/2012 05:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Twenty minute later 11 shots fired, one asshole shot in the head and the citizenry are pissed at the 911 operators and the police.
What the hell is happening?

5/29/2012 04:58:00 AM

The lawyers have sued the police departments into submission. We can't stop them now. When you are introduced to a lawyer, remember to thank him.

Read the post above yours again. It is plain and simple and from a victim's perspective.

5/30/2012 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what the 'ethnic tipping point' looks like.

I'm originally from Detroit, but we left when it got too brutal in the late 60's. My dad took a job in Gary. We had to leave Gary in the early 1980's, moved to East Side where I was raised and inherited the family home. We got ran out of there in the mid 1990's.

The issue here is race.
Not culture, not oppression, not society, not the mayor, not the police. The issue is race and unfortunately, we're living in a Naked Emperor era as far as honestly appraising the racial issue.

The breakpoint comes when decent, productive people can no longer go for walks, go to the beaches, go into restaurants without being accosted or otherwise having to deal with the 'thrilling diversity' of ghetto shitbags and their retard animal behaviors.

History will judge the era we live in with amusement. Just this week, it was announced that the majority of babies born in the United States are now 'minority'.

The consequences for this are gigantic, yet naturally, we can't honestly talk about what it all means. We're supposed to pretend the thugs on display at North Avenue Beach are no different than their 16-24 year old Japanese counterparts; it's a failing of 'society' that distinguishes them?

So, in the meantime, we try and cure this cancer with hope and dreams, idealism, good intentions and delusional optimism... as Rome burns around us.

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But attorney general Eric Holder says Americans are "cowards" for fear of discussing race. Well, let's have a real discussion. SOme races suck. Not every member of that race, mind you, but when the mean is so subpar, that means something. It has been taboo to say such a thing in the U.S.A. due to our horrific (yes horrific) past in regards to slavery. But that makes no matter when discussion the character of races. Some suck. Sorry. How's that Attorney General Eric Holder?

5/30/2012 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The hydrants do get opened on the west side!!!
Those savages at North Ave beach don't go there to swim. They fo not walk in the sand with their pricey gym shoes. They just stand in large groups blocking everything and everybody!
They come dressed up , to grab ass, fight and act a fool.
Memorial Day was an embarrassment to this city!

5/30/2012 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Your perspective is clearly that of an ignorant child who doesn't understand the history of our area, or what's happened to bring those areas to the state they're in today."

--5/29/2012 11:50:00 PM

Agreed. I study local history extensively, and the changes in Chicago over the last fifty years are as profound as...it's as though we had been carpet-bombed.

I would say that 90% of the businesses, the manufacturing, that we had here in, say, 1960 are all gone now. They did not build the Lake Street "L" to provide fast, convenient passenger service to blocks and blocks of glass-strewn vacant lots. That used to be a tremendous manufacturing corridor, tens of thousands of jobs.

I have pictures of white families in their Sunday best, standing outside their little house in Avalon Park, getting ready to go to Easter mass. Today, you see that same block on TV at night, with blue lights wavering and yellow tape all over.

No room here for all of it, no room in 100 volumes for all of it.

Suffice it to say that the artist's-conception economy we have now -- a mere sketch of sleek people sitting at riverwalk cafes, sipping "artisan coffee" while "flipping condos" by moving their finger on their smartphone -- cannot stand.

There is no such thing as a "service economy". It has never existed anywhere. An economy must be based on production, , on the creation of wealth -- not upon the drawing of "financial products" in the air.

5/30/2012 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...make a thousand savages disappear from north avenue beach on a 90 degree day."

--5/30/2012 04:48:00 AM

Perhaps if ten thousand, twenty thousand other muscular young men remembered to bring their ball bats with them -- just in case a scratch game starts up?

5/30/2012 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT--

Two banks robbed within minutes on Northwest Side

Updated: 5/30/2012 1:02:31 PM

"CHICAGO (WLS) - Two banks about two miles apart were robbed within 10 minutes of each other Wednesday morning on the Northwest Side.

"The first robbery occurred at 10:13 a.m. at the First Merit Bank branch in the 7200 block of West Addison Street, FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde said.

"A lone male wearing a dark baseball cap and dark plaid shirt displayed a handgun and vaulted the bank counter. He fled with an undetermined amount of cash, but a possible suspect is in custody, Hyde said."

"The second robbery occurred about 10 minutes later at a TCF Bank branch in the 7300 block of West Foster Avenue, Hyde said. A lone male wearing a white head covering and dark glasses passed a note demanding cash to the teller. He fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash."

http://www.wlsam.com/Article.asp?id=2466019&spid=

Offenders were Hispanic males. 1 is in custody, proceeds and apparently weapon recovered, dye pack all over him, extremely good witness to ID, FBI processing things...

Buh-bye.

5/30/2012 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I guess all of the beaches south of 55th Street aren't good enough for the savages anymore. They wanted Sherman Park, they took that over, Marquette Park, they got that, and have run that and the entire southwest side neighborhood into the ground, too."

--5/29/2012 04:45:00 PM

"All of the beaches south of Winnetka," more like.

They have no reason to be anywhere at all. Standing around drinking liquor from plastic cups, smoking pot, tripping runners, and lunging at bicyclists is not a function that society needs.

But -- wherever they can go they will go, just to be there.

The only limit is their physical numbers.

I passed by a telephone company switching building -- a blank-walled concrete thing, built to 1960s nuclear-resistant standards. Very plain, very uninteresting, operates largely unmanned today except for maintenance guys.

No attraction to it at all, one would think -- except that Ma Bell had put a picnic table outside the front door, for employees to eat lunch on a nice day.

...and out of the clear blue sky, the table was just covered, kids running back and forth through heavy traffic, to and from the mob there. Just random motion and noise, tremendous excitement over something no one else can ever see.

Nothing going on for blocks, just this one freaking picnic table, swarmed like ants on a dropped candy bar.

"Hopefully they will all kill each other off in another year."

Not in fifty years. Not without an awful lot of help.

5/30/2012 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This is what the 'ethnic tipping point' looks like.


The issue here is race.
Not culture, not oppression, not society...


Disagree. The issue here is culture, not race. I'm as Black as the ace od spades, and I assure you,you'd be proud to have me as your neighbor. Just as my mostly White neighbors are currently are. It isn't race that makes some people act like common thugs. It's culture i.e. their upbringing...the manner in which they were raised. It's not where they were raised. Because I was raised in one the worst ghetto-fied areas of this city. Yet, I'm a college graduate. Never been arrested or even stopped by police. Know why? Because I wasn't raised that way. It wasn't my culture. My father kept a foot in my ass. I knew what was acceptable behavior, and what wasn't. He saw to it that I went to school and performed. He saw to it that I didn't run with the gangs in my then, west side neighborhood. He did his job as a father and insured that his son didn't grow up admiring and or emulating gangbangers and dope sellers. My father made sure thug-ism wasn't my culture. If you think shithead-ness is indigenous simply to race, I suggest you watch the HBO documentary, Bangin In Little Rock. You'll see redneck assholes from rural America engaging in the same bullshit thug life antics as any innercity, Black thug.
Lest we not exclude Hispanic gangbangers. No sir, criminal behavior isn't simply a race thing. It's a culture thing.

5/29/2012 11:34:00 AM

I find it very amusing to see someone associate crime/bad behavior with race. Race alone is not a factor when it comes to criminal behavior. Now there is no sense denying that the majority of violent crimes are committed by blacks. But the reason why that is the case is because of the way they are raised. In the late 1800's to 1940's urban America was a very dangerous place to live. It was the most violent era our nation ever experienced. With cities full to the brim, new immigrants arriving on a daily basis, etc... and the majority of crime was committed by whites.

5/30/2012 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"In the late 1800's to 1940's urban America was a very dangerous place to live. It was the most violent era our nation ever experienced. With cities full to the brim, new immigrants arriving on a daily basis, etc... and the majority of crime was committed by whites."

--5/30/2012 02:26:00 PM

*Withal, greatly oversimplified and reliant primarily on proof by assertion.

*Time period very broad and not at all homogeneous; encompasses at least two major depressions, several wars, etc.

*"Very dangerous place to live? Most violent era?" ???

*"...new immigrants arriving on a daily basis." No. There were several different periods of immigration -- and of restrictions on immigration - during this period.

*"...the majority of crime was committed by whites." Disingenuous. In terms of sheer number, quite possibly correct in a country that may have been 90% White. I'd have to see the rate-per-100,000 of different crimes among different racial groups to determine which group was actually the most criminogenic.

Barely a start on a good research paper. Definitely not the conclusions of one.

5/30/2012 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"'Hopefully they will all kill each other off in another year.'

Not in fifty years. Not without an awful lot of help."


Chalkie, are you listening?

5/30/2012 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW, White Appalachia has MORE welfare recipients than the entire black community of Chicago. Just making a point, and I'm as white as they come.

5/30/2012 05:11:00 AM

Sorry, but exactly what IS your point?

Does one group getting aid make the other right? Does one (and which one?) group receiving aid show that it's bad the other group receives aid? Does one negate the other one? What is your point?

5/30/2012 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"White Appalachia has MORE welfare recipients than the entire black community of Chicago."

A. Proof? Numbers? Source?

B. What is "White Appalachia?" How many STATES is that spread over?

That's an old one.






5/30/2012 05:11:00 AM

5/31/2012 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not unusual for Chicago.. it must be embarrassing to live by beaches that have to be closed when the weather becomes BEACH WEATHER.. always knew those beach closings were NOT for water quality.. When I was in the city we got a pool for the back yard just to keep the kids away from the beaches and they were better back then..
But don't fear we have the TASTE.. JAZZ FEST.. etc all coming up.. those should try the patients of the CPD while RAHM can LIE to the public.. about how safe these things are.. My entire family quit going to the lake about 15 years ago.. to rough at night or when it's hot.. such a shame that these gangs have become so bad that they rule the area's that taxpayers all pay to enjoy.. because the MAYOR(S) are scared to admit they have failed the people..and failed to stand behind the CPD when they bust the gang bangers..

5/31/2012 08:19:00 PM  

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