Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Rahm Running as a Crime Fighter

  • Through the first three months of 2015, homicides in Chicago have risen over the same period last year, though they have remained close to levels from four years ago, when Mayor Rahm Emanuel was elected.

    Most of the violence continued to affect large swaths of the South Side and West Side, even as the city went through a cold and snowy winter.

    Through Monday, the city recorded 78 homicides, about a 26 percent increase over the entire three-month period last year, when there were 62, Chicago Police Department statistics show. There was also about a 13 percent rise since 2013, when there were 69 from January through March.

    [...] Shootings rose by about 40 percent during the first three months of this year, according to the statistics. Through Monday, there were 355 shootings, compared with 253 through all of March 2014.
40% rise in shootings, 26% increase in killings.

Yeah, let's re-elect this guy! He's doing great!

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63 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds more like we need to get rid of some soft on crime judges.

4/01/2015 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's hope for 75 degree days between now and election day, should spike the crime index beyond which Rahm can claim success.

4/01/2015 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So how will Chuy stop the crime?? There are more Gangs in this city than any other. Why doesn't he tell us how he will stop crime.

4/01/2015 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, and that debate on WTTW tonight, with Phil Ponce as the moderator - a page taken from Axelrod or Hollywood, take your pick. Phil Ponce attacking Garcia, limiting Garcia to less than half the minutes given to Rahm and Phil just happens to be one of Rahm's neighbors!

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/forum/2011/08/rahm-indeed-liar-can-be-easily-verified

4/01/2015 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watched him on some of the debate.

Sorry - we need to replace him.

This election is just like Napoleon Dynamite.

Vote for Summer or Vote for Pedro.

4/01/2015 02:20:00 AM  
Anonymous JAFO said...

Phil Ponce asking the question about Chuy's son was definitely NOT a first for Chicago Media.

With the audience booing and even Rahm saying it was a low-blow type question, ALL Chicago Media take note: Are ANY of YOU perfect?

How many of you have DUIs? Any Wife Beaters out there? How much plastic surgery have you had?

Would LOVE to do an interview with you. Call me.

Not a LEO, JAFO

4/01/2015 02:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep lets reelect this guy over that socialist numbskull. Vote the lesser of two evils

4/01/2015 03:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big changes after election....

4/01/2015 03:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More proof that compstat is pure nonsense.... unless you count the entire devastation of the rank and file a success.

When is the last time you saw a police office doing something in your neighborhood?

Districts closed down with the promise of no cuts in manpower to those Districts? C'mon! Pure nonsense that the Mayor and his puppet of a Superintendent expect you to believe.

4/01/2015 05:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NYT recently ran a short piece on cooking books and referenced Chicago crime stat manipulation, in addition to China's manipulation of car crash death stats. According to an expert at the London School of Economics, "A performance metric is only useful as a performance metric as long as it isn't used as a performance metric."

4/01/2015 05:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DON'T vote for Rahm Emanuel. He's no good.

4/01/2015 06:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been retired for almost 4 years and living in Kentucky and am getting phone calls from an automated survey about who I am going to vote for ~ Rahm or Chuy!

4/01/2015 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just saw a picture on facebook of Chuy posing with Prince Kong of the Latin Kings. Looks like the Kings will have a seat at the table.

4/01/2015 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha, shootings and murders are up but crime is down. Quick call 311!

4/01/2015 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw the Sup. on channel 9 news. It's all about guns and the NRA. He said for every one gun NY takes off the street, we get seven. So that's 7 to 1, which seems very high. Does anyone have the stat's on what this jab off was talking about?

4/01/2015 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Capt. Fonnzie could knock Rahm out, seriously.

4/01/2015 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous W.H. Thompson said...

Hey SCC,

March had a good run, 30% jump in homicides and a 73% pop in people shot.

Shot & Killed: 30
Shot & Wounded: 178
Total Shot: 208
Total Homicides: 35

vs last March's

Shot & Killed: 16
Shot & Wounded: 104
Total Shot: 120
Total Homicides: 27

For the year we're pacing above average.

Illustrating Chicago Crime, Murder and Mayhem at heyjackass.com

4/01/2015 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

people are dumb enough to re-elect this liar who takes after his master in Washington.

4/01/2015 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would former CPD, Napolitano accept $10,000K from the liberal wacko’s at SEIU- the same group funding Arena against current CPD Garrido in 45? Why does he have Brian Doherty, a civic embarrassment, running his campaign? Where was Doherty when our pensions were being stolen? Never a peep, now he's going to be calling the shots if Napolitano wins? No fucking thank you, we can’t go backwards.

4/01/2015 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is a clear example of shitcago values "increase in the decrease"

4/01/2015 08:38:00 AM  
Blogger ciceroskip1 said...

Crime is down? Just saw your Commish on TV talking about gun confiscations. The cops arrest the guy on a gun violation, court lets him out, and he gets arrested again, and let out again. Guess who he blames? Not the judges, but the NRA because they fight new gun laws.

4/01/2015 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI:
Phil Ponce, WTTW moderator of last night's debate is Rahm's neighbor and friend, according to other WTTW staffers. They socialize and barbeque together. Reportedly, they go "way back" Rahm's address is 4228 N. Hermitage. Phil Ponce's address is 4220 N. Hermitage. Wonder how much $ the Rahm campaign is going to donate to WTTW, after the election of course.

4/01/2015 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not sure anyone who is mayor could do better. Chicago has systemic problems that go back a long way. I do think that the mayor should hire more cops, at least 2 to 3 hundred more this year. But, Garcia? He does not have a clue and would do more harm then good in the mayor's office. Nice Guy? Sure. Liberal,? For sure. But, Little Village has been a bastion of official corruption since the Hispanics took over. Drug money opened many of the businesses in the neighborhood. The taverns, lounges and liquor stores all serve minors and no one says a word about it. The alderman ( at least in the past) have interests in the night clubs in the area and they are protected. There are more minors ( mostly girls) in those clubs then adults.

4/01/2015 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil Ponce lives on Rahms block in Ravenswood, only a couple of doors down.

4/01/2015 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No place to put violent offenders because the jails are jammed with mentally ill inmates. Great idea to close mental health clinics.

4/01/2015 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you voted yet?

4/01/2015 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Just saw a picture on facebook of Chuy posing with Prince Kong of the Latin Kings. Looks like the Kings will have a seat at the table.

4/01/2015 07:20:00 AM

I just saw a picture of you, shaking hands and smiling with some woman next to your squad car. You looked happy! Oh, btw, she's a prostitute. You must patronize and support prostitutes.

See how easy that was? I can discredit you with a picture, too.

I can't believe how stupid people are, buying into the crap Rahm's people are putting out there to undermine Garcia.

4/01/2015 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
So how will Chuy stop the crime?? There are more Gangs in this city than any other. Why doesn't he tell us how he will stop crime.

4/01/2015 12:47:00 AM

At least Chuy stated he will ADD a thousand cops to the ranks, and made it clear he would not move a thousand but would ADD a thousand.

4/01/2015 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone watch the debate last night? Let's vote this arrogant prick out of office and end his miserable political career. We don't need another four or five term mayor. This guy is not a Chicago guy. He grew up in a north shore suburb and was the son of a doctor.

4/01/2015 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The attack on Chuy's kid during the debate last night was kind of a low blow. Should we hold the sins of the son against the father? I don't think so. Give him a chance and if he doesn't do the job vote him out during the next election.

4/01/2015 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's vote 9.5 out. He is an arrogant North shore prick. Give Chuy a chance.

4/01/2015 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 is losing a good Sgt, good like Mike

4/01/2015 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a LEO but a firm supporter of. Reading the comments makes me feel better. Tired of the revolving door justice system and our lefty media.

4/01/2015 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Big changes after election....

4/01/2015 03:45:00 AM


Good. Does this mean that you'll STOP posting this same line?

4/01/2015 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there any way to commission poll watchers
like they have in 3rd world corruptocracies when
their captive citizens are grudgingly allowed to vote
by their powers that be?

The 1%-ers behind Rahm aren't above paying for some
"voting irregularities" to keep Rahm in office so they can finish stealing what Daley couldn't...

U.S. Marshals or some similar such?

Who wants to bet on computer/ballot counting
hanky-panky?

As a life-long Chicagoan?

...Just sayin'.

4/01/2015 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The phony lying weasel and his cooked up statistical wonders doesn't bring up these crime facts during his campaign, nor the dwindling police manpower issues. He's setting up for an grand exit in 4 years and we're going to be the suckers holding the bags.

– Dump Rahm Apil 7.

4/01/2015 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


FYI:
Phil Ponce, WTTW moderator of last night's debate is Rahm's neighbor and friend, according to other WTTW staffers. They socialize and barbeque together. Reportedly, they go "way back" Rahm's address is 4228 N. Hermitage. Phil Ponce's address is 4220 N. Hermitage. Wonder how much $ the Rahm campaign is going to donate to WTTW, after the election of course.

4/01/2015 09:00:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Phil Ponce lives on Rahms block in Ravenswood, only a couple of doors down.

4/01/2015 10:16:00 AM
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Which explains the set-up question to Garcia about his son's misdemeanor record. Rahm was SO ready for that question to be asked, he stomped all over Chuy to loudly protest the question. Pure set-up. Total bull, and people are buying it.

4/01/2015 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup, guys #5 is an April Fool.
Funny how we have to explain that to 'some' people.
Nice job, SCC.

4/01/2015 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all, it's the guns' fault.

More importantly, I tried to buy Hoppe's and some ammo the other day and the gun store clerk said they were all sold out. Says some guy who goes by "Chalkie" was mumbling something about "busy summer on the way"...and "nice weather we're having" and other cryptic ramblings as he cleaned out their inventory.

4/01/2015 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Sounds more like we need to get rid of some soft on crime judges."

Illinois is so broke that there is some pressure upon judges not to sentence criminals to prison because the state cannot afford to house and feed the bums. Many convicts are not serving complete terms and many deserving of hard time are being placed on probation or into alternative sentencing programs.

4/01/2015 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crime is up, homicides are up, police hiring is extremely short coincidence? The "New kids on the block" being hired are scared to do anything, but cannot blame them who will support you? Lose your freedom, your home, your family, your pension! Fo what for some scumbag thug, the new coppers at least most are going in with eyes wide open reading the state of policing! Ferguson, New York, etc who supports police honda their jobs? Not the elected! Not the scared bosses! Not the fop (silent dean say something, speak out what about the pension?), the media along with the elected have allowed this to happen, the blood is on their hands, but as a copper and many other coppers say "we are the game but you sure can't play us" I will support other coppers, I will back everyone up, I will write reports, but I will follow the rules no more of policing that the boss says "don't worry got your back" put it in writing!

4/01/2015 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuy just lost my vote. He just showed me he is a goof. Press conference with crazy Ed Praznowski standing next to him in his Polish Mafia t shirt and sergeants hat with a hippie peace sign on it. Not to mention Vic Rini with his white traffic hat. Chuy just embraced the crazies and homeless retirees.

4/01/2015 07:14:00 PM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Pedro kicked ASS!

4/01/2015 07:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Notice the implicit biased message of this article. Coming from the Chicago Tribune, it's no surprise - and it's not written this way by accident: the parts of Chicago really worth protecting from crime are the "South Side and West Side". It's this sort of arbitrary propaganda, year after year, decade after decade, that's created the intractable insanity that now exists.

4/01/2015 07:41:00 PM  
Anonymous David axlerod said...

That was so transparent in the debate. My take: Rahm and Ponce colluded before the debate that Ponce brings up Garcia's kid being in a gang. Get that out there for the public to hear. Then Rahm steps up to defend Garcia telling Ponce what a dick he is for bringing it up in the first place. Rahm trying to make himself look good standing up to the "media"

4/01/2015 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so sick and tired of being besieged by Rahm's pandering flyers and relentless commercials.
His campaign is spending money like a drunken sailor..... much like Rahm does with the city's finances.

4/01/2015 08:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hiring 1000 POs is a feel good talking point. just ask Rahm.

4/01/2015 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --

Teen who got heart transplant dies in crash during police chase

April 01, 2015 Associated Press

"ATLANTA – An Atlanta area teenager who said a heart transplant two years ago gave him a second chance at life died this week when he lost control of the car he was driving while fleeing police, according to police records.

"Anthony Tremayne Stokes, 17, died Tuesday when the car he was driving hit a bank sign, a Roswell police officer wrote in an incident report. The officer noticed the black Honda Accord fit the description of a vehicle involved in a home invasion a short time earlier, the report says. The officer tried to pull the car over, but the driver refused to stop, the report said.

"The car had also been reported stolen in a carjacking in nearby Dunwoody earlier Tuesday, the report says.

"In August 2013, local news media quoted Stokes' family as saying that doctors at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston refused to put Stokes on a transplant waiting list because of his troubled past and their belief he wouldn't comply with the strict plan for medication and follow-up treatment.

"Stokes, who was 15 at the time, needed a new heart because he suffered from dilated cardiomyopathy. The news media reports at the time quoted the mother as saying that her son would likely die within six to nine months without a new heart.

"The hospital said in statements at the time that transplant evaluations are an ongoing process and that doctors were working with the family on a care plan. But it quickly reversed course and agreed to put Stokes on the list. He received a heart transplant on Aug. 21, 2013.

"Just over a month later, Stokes told a reporter with WSB-TV in Atlanta that the transplant would help him stay out of trouble.

"So I can live a second chance. Get a second chance and do things I want to do," Stokes told the television reporter.

"Roswell police said they believe Stokes is the person wearing a mask who forced open the carport door of a home Tuesday afternoon and left once he realized an 81-year-old woman who lived there was home. Police believe he was fleeing that house when the chase began.

"Stokes had also been arrested in January and charged with possession of tools for the commission of a crime and criminal attempt, according to DeKalb County court records. He was released from jail a few weeks later after posting $5,000 bond."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/04/01/teen-who-got-heart-transplant-dies-in-crash-during-police-chase/?intcmp=latestnews

Who picked up the tab for this one? Mmm.

...and just when he was turning his life around...

4/01/2015 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They need to do a better job keeping the bad people in jail.

4/01/2015 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whooooo Boy....I'm just SOOOO tires of all this BULLSCHLIT....We're Fuqed either way regardless who gets in..........

4/01/2015 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McSwizzleStick on the tube tonight spinning the same old shit about how we need tougher gun laws...blah..blah...blah!!!

4/01/2015 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Phil Ponce lives on Rahms block in Ravenswood, only a couple of doors down.

4/01/2015 10:16:00 AM


Well that explains why Ponce chose to go after Garcia's son and not after Rahm's son...

That was juvenile, classless and chickenshit...

Hey!
Just for shits and giggles why don't Ponce interview the sons of both men and ask them for full disclosure about their brushes with the criminal justice system and what precipitated those brushes?

>Rahm looking like that fella in that famous painting...<

"The Scream"


4/01/2015 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you see this? Kid who got heart transplant crashed car during police chase & died:

http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/544/article/p2p-83200591/

4/01/2015 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mary Oconnor quit posting the negative lies and bullshit about Anthony Napolitano. If you are going to post something get your facts straight. Anthony Napolitano, the Republican endorsed candidate in the 41st Ward at no time asked seiu for money. They did a buy of $18,000 of tv time Mary Oconnor against you, because you are a shit candidate. You voted with Rahm 98% of the time, voted as ordered for the water sewer hikes, red lights etc. If Rahm stopped fast, they would have to pull you out of his ass. Further Napolitano has been endorsed by FOP Lodge 7, CFD Local 2, CPD Sergeants Union, Chicago Police Marine Corp, Chicago Teachers Union and others. In addition he is supported by PAPA Mary. You have tried everything Mary, from stealing 100s of Naps signs, intimidating business owners on NW Hwy who had his signs up, including Mike Jettner and others. Also Mary when did you take down the sign on your office window, if you need LINK, inquire inside. By the way Mary you looked very angry in the WTTW debate with your bosses neighbor Phil Ponce, we appreciate how you came across. Getting back to the issue of Brian Doherty, I know you don't like him slot. But he is not the campaign manager Mary, the manager is Brian Koppe. Maybe you got them mixed up, further Doherty will have no role when you lose. How does it feel Mary that after spending $200,000- $300,000 in this race, you only got 47% of the vote. Napolitano was outspent probably 6-1?? Before I forget the CPD and the CFD retirees are not going to be happy about your plan to take away the cola (3%) per year and replace it with the bullshit that you and Rham did to the other municipal workers. May I remind you Mary that city retirees were promised the 3% annual bumps and in spite of them paying their fair share, you want them to lose it. Napolitano wants the 3% restored and you and Rahm can take it out of the TIF funds, instead of giving it to his and yours campaign donors. Before I forget Mary, what about the $64,000 plus you took from the airport contractors and vendors, but refuse to call noise hearings? By the way the 64K was in the last 6 months!! Anyways that's about it Mary. I do know that I won't be voting for a part time Alderman, who has no respect for the public safety and city workers who live in 41 and pay taxes here. Since you rent a in law apartment here, it's easy to vote against the home owners, who actually ave a stake in the ward. I'm voting for Anthony Napolitano, who owns a house in the ward, pays taxes and will vote to protect our pensions, without stealing the COLA increases we are entitled too. So long Mary!

4/01/2015 11:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I'm so sick and tired of being besieged by Rahm's pandering flyers and relentless commercials.
His campaign is spending money like a drunken sailor..... much like Rahm does with the city's finances.

4/01/2015 08:09:00 PM

I live in an area labeled 'Hispanic'. I've seen exactly ONE flyer for Rahm here. He isn't even bothering to try here. It's great.

4/02/2015 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Chuy just lost my vote. He just showed me he is a goof. Press conference with crazy Ed Praznowski standing next to him in his Polish Mafia t shirt and sergeants hat with a hippie peace sign on it. Not to mention Vic Rini with his white traffic hat. Chuy just embraced the crazies and homeless retirees.

4/01/2015 07:14:00 PM

Rethink your position.

A call went out on facebook around noon, for a rush-rush, need some police at a press conference, appearance at 1400hrs today. Whoever showed up, showed up. Garcia had no control over that.

While I agree they all looked scruffy and the ones wearing the crown cap with sweats looked like idiots, this was NOT put together by Garcia, nor did he have any control over who showed up. The guy who did it is a retired guy who was just trying to help, but he needs to control the situation a little better.

4/02/2015 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Yup, guys #5 is an April Fool.
Funny how we have to explain that to 'some' people.
Nice job, SCC.

4/01/2015 04:01:00 PM

And you're posting on the wrong thread.

4/02/2015 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
They need to do a better job keeping the bad people in jail.

4/01/2015 10:30:00 PM

We/they cannot afford to house criminals! Maybe outsource the mutts to Indiana or Arizona? Somewhere where they know how to deal with criminals. Do the vaneckos or rauner buddies have a company for this yet?
Seems like an easy problem to solve if you really care about everyones safety.

4/02/2015 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would former CPD, Napolitano accept $10,000K from the liberal wacko’s at SEIU- the same group funding Arena against current CPD Garrido in 45? Why does he have Brian Doherty, a civic embarrassment, running his campaign? Where was Doherty when our pensions were being stolen? Never a peep, now he's going to be calling the shots if Napolitano wins? No fucking thank you, we can’t go backwards.

You #'s are a bit off. The seiu also spent $75,000 for Napolitano in the form of TV adds as well as $105,000 in TV adds against LT. John Garrido. Seiu is up set at Mary O'Connor for not voting on Rahms Minimum wage increase because she knows it would have a drastic impact on the Business of the 41st Ward. Pushing people to spend their money in the surrounding suburbs. Where business wont have to raise their prices because of doubling the pay of many of their workers. Also why is it FOP backs the firemen in elections but the firefighters union endorses and contributes to Arena over fellow police officer John Garrido for the 45th ward. Where's the brotherhood!

4/02/2015 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gang banger gets heart transplant
death panels from affordable care act will refuse procedure to folks over 60

4/02/2015 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Chuy's commerical, those little kids are bad people. They look so tiny.

4/02/2015 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only positive side to Chuy is that McStupid will be back in NYC.

4/02/2015 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuy is a cop hater and in the 41st the biggest pos outfit connected friend of cozzo and Capuzi is Brian Doherty. Anyone who is with him stay far away.

4/02/2015 09:33:00 PM  

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