Thursday, September 18, 2014

Most Dangerous

  • It boasts President Obama as its son, features a swaggering mayor in former Obama aide Rahm Emanuel and cheers for the 2013 Stanley Cup winners, the Blackhawks.

    But America views Chicago as something different — America’s most dangerous city.

    In the latest YouGov.com poll, Chicago tops Los Angeles and New York, with 53 percent of Americans saying that the city is “unsafe” to 33 percent who call it “safe.”

    New York was called “the second most dangerous,” followed by Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

    Texas' major cities of Dallas and Houston were called the safest.
Not like this isn't a surprise to anyone paying attention - but crime is down!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally first @ something, SCC you might have to change your name

9/18/2014 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have family and friends on the east coast .....West coast and a few south. ...everyone I talked to commented on the crime and violence in Chicago

9/18/2014 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're #1 here too.

http://www.therichest.com/rich-list/most-shocking/the-most-gang-infested-cities-in-america/?view=all

9/18/2014 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Texas' major cities of Dallas and Houston were called the safest."

Hey there cowboy... haven't those folks had CONCEALED CARRY or even OPEN CARRY there since the Alamo?

Makes good people safe; so does this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKMyrG7SZ3g

9/18/2014 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please take note that concealed and open carry of firearms is an easily practiced right of self-defense in Texas as opposed to Illinois.

9/18/2014 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of 'crime is down', has there been even one media sighting of McMouthy in the past week? Maybe he's been told to stand down? I mean, it's Thursday already and there hasn't been a new strategy announced yet this week.

9/18/2014 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would put New Orleans and Detroit at the top of that list. Large Texas cities can be very dangerous, in select parts of the city at least. There are parts of the west side of San Antonio I would not walk down the street, day or night, and if I did I would damned well be armed and watch my six.
A Texan

9/18/2014 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Polls are important because they measure perception and perception is essential - but think about how stupid the average person is, and remember that half of the people are even more stupid. Chicago is safe if you stay out of Englewood, the CTA and the west-side. You remember 1993-1994.

9/18/2014 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sure as hell don't boast about Barry or swaggering Rahm, but I love my Blackhawks!!!

9/18/2014 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you repeat the lie often and loudly enough it will become the truth. ....in enough people's minds.

9/18/2014 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What will this perception do to the tourist business, and conventions? It can't be good.

9/18/2014 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not where I live.
My little slice of Chicago is probably one of the most heavily armed neighborhoods in the city but it is very quiet.
We like it that way.
Ah, civilization.

9/18/2014 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You need to sell Chicago as an Adventure Destination.
Come see the Real Chicago!
Feel the Tension,
See the Blood,
Marvel at the Graffiti!

Urban Sports:

"Are You Smarter Than a Mugger?"
"I-Phone Adventures"
"South-Side Safari"
"Drive-by for Dollars"

9/18/2014 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Don't Mess With Texas said...

Just "keepin' it real" in ChIraq.

Note that the Great State of Texas has a very active death chamber at Huntsville as well as no state income tax.

9/18/2014 02:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

politicians and media = lies cover ups causing a rotting society.

9/18/2014 03:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know about Dallas and Houston being safest cities, but I do know that Texas is a really great place to live. You couldn't pay me to live in Illionios.

9/18/2014 04:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A perfect reason to VOTE NO on the contract.

9/18/2014 05:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In my area of Chicago I feel very safe for my friends, family and myself.

If we were foolish enough to venture into certain neighborhoods of Chicago we would fear for our lives because of our heritage.

The same holds true for other cities across the world. Many consider Acaupco to be dangerour but in reality the tourist zone is as safe as Edison Park or Beverly.

The media unfairly paints entire cities with a broad b rush, which the masses believe.

9/18/2014 05:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everywhere I travel, people comment on how nasty Rahm is and how they think he's full of shit.


Elect a Chicagoan as Mayor in 2015.

9/18/2014 05:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

None of this bothers the murder mayor.

9/18/2014 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thing is, this city has corruption out the ass, but unless you wander into areas on the south and west sides that you have no business in unless you live there, it is as safe as anywhere. Why doesn't the media hold a particular persuasion accountable for the problems they seem to attract?

9/18/2014 06:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama heard of McMouth's new strategy every week, and is now considering him for Secretary of Defense. First he must be vetted: Q: Was shooting at streetlights an official police duty?

A. They weren't streetlights, but little Martian sspaceships, which I singlehandedly repelled.

Raise your right hand, and repeat after me, Mr. Secretary...

9/18/2014 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just got back from a trip to England/Scotland and while in Edinburgh one of our cab drivers asked "Why do people call Chicago Chiraq?" Our reputation has made it over the pond.

9/18/2014 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at this think therefor it's are here? Think with Obama not protecting borders this could happen here?

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/09/18/australia-terror-raid-prompted-by-isis-plans-for-public-killing-pm-says/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cresponsive-tablet%7Cdl2%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D530862

Be vigilant if you see something say something hey media what do you think? Stop being obamas and rahms puppets! We need to hire a heck of a lot of police!

9/18/2014 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Rosco said...

Chicago is just another clone of Detroit. Going down hill fast.

9/18/2014 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Number One with a bullet!!
No pun intended.

9/18/2014 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As we read this the Republic of Texas executed its 9th criminal this year. It was a female who tortured and murdered a child. God Bless Texas!

9/18/2014 07:30:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

And this is a surprise?

9/18/2014 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retired from job in 2010 moved to Texas; not what it's cracked up to be folks. Also FYI, there is no open carry in Texas and Dallas is like the west side without the snow. The things that the DPD deals with are just as bad as what we saw. Also, you think McBudwiser is bad do a google search on the M/1 Dallas Chief.... His son murdered a suburban (Lancaster, TX) copper a few years ago and the chief went to the funeral of the thug but not the copper. They do treat retired LEOs well regarding carry though, I have the same rights as active. Just beware it's not Xanadu. Be safe CPD.

9/18/2014 09:41:00 AM  
Blogger Greg Meyer said...

Here is what I have been told (Disclaimer: I have not independently verified this information from multiple sources and some of the math may be marginally fuzzy) Here goes: Chicago has about 550 shooting deaths annually (AT THE CURRENT RATE). Of those, approximately 75% take place within a geographic area encompassing approximately 107,000 people. That is about 100,000 out of 2.2 million. Less than 5% of the population has 75% of the shooting deaths. Next, (relevant to this thread) approximately 85% of all shootings in Chicago (including the 25% outside the small geographic area, so the numbers are skewed inside, I am sure) have a gang member either as the shooter or victim. Those result in some staggering discussion points. I live in Elgin, we have about 100,000 people. But we certainly do not have more than a dozen murders a year, and our Police Department acknowledges we have a "gang problem". Elgin has a gang problem with 12 murders and 9 of those gang related. Chicago has 550 gun deaths and over 450 of those gang related and probably, at least 75% of those, or about 350 in a population about the same as Elgin. Elgin 9 and Chicago 350.... And the three Stooges, Pflager, Emmanuel, and McCarthy say it is a gun problem not a gang problem. If they were salesmen of stocks and bonds they would occupy a cell next to Bernie Madoff!!!

9/18/2014 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I have family and friends on the east coast .....West coast and a few south. ...everyone I talked to commented on the crime and violence in Chicago

9/18/2014 12:07:00 AM

Thats because the national media is covering it. Plenty of neighborhoods in Chicago that have few problems.
Knock out a few southside and westside neighborhoods and the city would be one of the safest.

9/18/2014 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is problem 1:17am .
Your neighborhood is safe , yes because the people are civilized . Good chance you live on a beat 3 Times the size of an area in englewood , Austin that has 3 beat cars and vri cars assigned . Also your real estate taxes are double that of other areas with more police protection .
Also you probably paid double what areas with 3 times the police protection .
This is something our union should be fighting for , equal police protection and services . I'll take a safe passage way in every neighborhood , how about some anti violence , cease fire grants for civilized neighborhoods , so we can keep out the criminals .
Vote a big fat NO .

9/18/2014 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Garry has been awful quiet this week. Sounds like he was told to cool his jets about "Crime is Down"!

9/18/2014 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just got back from Las Vegas and when people found out you were from Chicago, the first thing that came up was all murders and the violence. Nice job Rahm and Ole Garry!

9/18/2014 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago is the only city where airports are torn up at midnight. The perps still haven't been caught. No wonder no one seems safe.

9/18/2014 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Canadians used to look down on America as violent, gun terrorized cities, while there cities like Toronto were clean, safe, gun free, liberal (also overwhelmingly White).

But, note that American style urban crime has come to Canadian cities in a huge way, the result of 3rd world immigration.

Toronto even has knock out game, Black mob beatings and murders of elderly citizens.

http://www.cp24.com/news/police-identify-2nd-suspect-in-beating-death-of-60-year-old-man-1.2006532

9/18/2014 02:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to stats per capita, Chicago is not the most dangerous city, not even top ten. You may hate the politics and even your job, but the reality is it is still a safe place to raise a family. The grass isn't always greener just because someone says it is. There are many people who retired early, left the state, and now have regrets. There are those that left and are genuinely happy, but there are many that are just perpetrating because they don't want to admit they didn't think their decision through. Think for yourselves people and your individual situation. Don't just jump on the bandwagon.

9/18/2014 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all of this and we, the police are being handed this shit fucking contract, up yours mayor!!!WE deal with this bullshit, while being 2000 cops short!! and you try to give us this ridiculous contract, up yours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!and if you citizens don't like us complaining, do my job jagoff, I fucking dare you, just bring a diaper you'll need it. in the meantime shut the fuck up in your safe cubicle!!!

9/18/2014 05:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rauner recently said John Burge should lose his pension even though his crime occurred years after he retired from the CPD, lying to a Grand Jury. He made no comment about George Ryan keeping his pension from his time in the legislature, earned before he committed his crime, accepting bribes and Official Misconduct.

9/18/2014 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why no mention anywhere about the Mexicans celebrating their independence by throwing bottles at the police on Cicero in 025??? Had all of 025 there with help from 014 and 015 because it got so out of hand. 3 separate shootings in a matter of minutes in 025 all related to the celebration. Media? Activists? Anyone??

9/18/2014 01:09:00 AM
What a mess it was, especially Tuesday. It was good to hear some Sgts take charge from 025 amongst the chaos. Good work by all with the deck stacked against you.

9/18/2014 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Everywhere I travel, people comment on how nasty Rahm is and how they think he's full of shit.

9/18/2014 05:58:00 AM


They think he is full of shit now, just wait till he gets elected President. They will be screaming for Obama to come back. Or Hillary.

9/18/2014 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The police will take the blame. Vote yes we ain't getting anything better

9/18/2014 06:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Color me....

stunned.

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-gun-violence-death-rate-us-20140918-story.html

9/18/2014 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It boasts President Obama as its son...But America views Chicago as something different — America’s most dangerous city."

The above sentence reveals what passes for logic in a journalist's mind. Why would having Obama as a son be "something different" than America's most dangerous city? In fact, the two go hand in hand. And how could a relationship to Obama be anything worthy or boasting about?


9/18/2014 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Everywhere I travel, people comment on how nasty Rahm is and how they think he's full of shit.

9/18/2014 05:58:00 AM


They think he is full of shit now, just wait till he gets elected President. They will be screaming for Obama to come back. Or Hillary.

9/18/2014 06:16:00 PM

Relax. No way does he get President. He knows it and is recalculating his career track.

9/19/2014 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
According to stats per capita, Chicago is not the most dangerous city, not even top ten. You may hate the politics and even your job, but the reality is it is still a safe place to raise a family. The grass isn't always greener just because someone says it is. There are many people who retired early, left the state, and now have regrets. There are those that left and are genuinely happy, but there are many that are just perpetrating because they don't want to admit they didn't think their decision through. Think for yourselves people and your individual situation. Don't just jump on the bandwagon.


9/18/2014 04:56:00 PM<<<

See... If you say it loud enough and often enough some people will believe ANYTHING.

Like: CRIME IS DOWN.

Like: WE ARE UP TO FULL STRENGTH. So if it takes the police hours to get to a victim who does not wait around there is no report so there is no crime and lower stats. So it's a "19-Edward"; but you have to be a troll and don't know what that means.

9/19/2014 03:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Everywhere I travel, people comment on how nasty Rahm is and how they think he's full of shit.

9/18/2014 05:58:00 AM


They think he is full of shit now, just wait till he gets elected President. They will be screaming for Obama to come back. Or Hillary.

9/18/2014 06:16:00 PM

Relax. No way does he get President. He knows it and is recalculating his career track.

9/19/2014 01:01:00 AM

And you can tell it burns him the fuck up that he has to face the possibility of spending more time and money on another term to "build his resume" because the longer he stays in Chicago, the more vulnerable he is to being outed, the more likely the money taps will get turned off and the support evaporates.

Rahm is in a hurry to be "somewhere..."

9/19/2014 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need a few years of Giuliani time to put people back in check

9/19/2014 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Bklyn North said...

1:25 PM

Someone brings up Rudolph Giuliani
on this blog site like he's a good guy.

Check with the NYPD rank and file. Giuliani is an ungrateful asshole who is despised by the NYPD.

9/19/2014 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago comes in a hair's breadth worse than Dallas, and safer than Memphis, New Orleans, Baltimore, Philadelphia & Detroit.

So I guess there are no surprises only if you're talking about perception, rather than reality.

9/26/2014 11:43:00 PM  

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