Monday, May 18, 2015

Time to Fence Off Englewood

  • A bullet shattered the window of an ambulance as paramedics were working on a patient Sunday evening in the West Englewood neighborhood.

    The ambulance, operated by the Chicago Fire Department, was shot about 5:40 p.m. in the 5600 block of South Bishop, according to fire department spokesman Will Knight.

    The bullet shattered the driver’s-side window, and a large caliber slug was found in the cab portion of the ambulance, the statement said. Two paramedics were treating a patient in the back at the time of the shooting, the statement said. No one was shot.
So if the paramedics feel unsafe (provably unsafe), and refuse to go into what is essentially a combat zone, we imagine the outcry would be rather large. But really, can you blame them? We expect this sort of thing and train for it, but paramedics and firefighters? They're there to attempt to save lives.

Screw it - they want a ride to the hospital, find a jitney cab.

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33 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic: 4 sgts left 005..3 because they hate 10hr day 1 cuz he got a gig at academy!

5/18/2015 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They can call uber.

5/18/2015 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Savages and animals.

5/18/2015 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great, now ride with fire calls are going to triple... Back log city and denied lunches for the summer. Boy do I love this job!

5/18/2015 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let the idiots call Uber. What the hell is wrong with people who shoot and shoot and shoot bullets at folks.....and then cry that their lives matter. And to shoot at Protectors and Life-Savers trying to help them. With this action, society has gone to the criminal dogs. Get a corral, get a fence, get a bull-pen...lock them up. Prisons don't count.

5/18/2015 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen

5/18/2015 04:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not even UBER will go into Englewood to pick up a fare!

5/18/2015 06:18:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Ubers are very nice also.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

5/18/2015 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

During the King riot in 1968 the firemen were better armed then the police. That was a different time when police and fire worked together on security issues. Prior to the strike in the 80's that's the way it was and fire houses were supplied ammo by coppers.

5/18/2015 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Must be a new trend since this the 2nd ambulance shot up in the last couple of weeks. If that doesn't say something about "Chiraq", I don't know what does.

5/18/2015 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cry me a river

5/18/2015 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If a strong police presence is shown, the police are oppressing a "community of color". If there is no police presence, the police are ignoring a "community of color". Which is easier? The rev-rearends can't have it both ways. Phather Phlaky, just tell your "flock" to stop shooting each other and the problem will go away.

5/18/2015 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city should post billboard adds throughout Englewood don't shoot at the ambulances. Welcome to chiraq

5/18/2015 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I started my career in Englewood 28 yrs ago and nothing has changed its probably even worse nowhere it was back then. Here is my suggestion how about we drop a bomb on Englewood instead of fencing it off the fine citizens would find a way to climb over that. Chiraq doomed !

5/18/2015 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard Spike LEE is going to blame the ambulance windshield for striking the bullet in his upcoming movie CHI-RAQ .... hurray! who will Spike blame next ? tune in to find out

5/18/2015 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah,4 two man cars on details -fixed posts for 8.5 hours!this means cars down and no wagons!NO CARS FOR JOBS....NOT WORKIN OUT TO WELL!SHOOTINS UP!

5/18/2015 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jitney cab rides are bound to let more of them bleed out on the way.  This reduces the cost of treating them and cuts the population of disabled on public assistance.

Next step is to open a local clinic for the treatment of all their emergencies, headed by Kermit Gosnell.

5/18/2015 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We all needs a TRAUMA CENTER in our community!"

POP! POP! POP!

Black Lives Matter.

5/18/2015 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ambulance crews should walk with their hands up don't shoot

5/18/2015 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ring-Ring...

"Chicago 911, what's your emergency?"

"UUUNGH! Send a ambalance quick!"

"What's the nature of your medical emergency?"

"I gots da bloat!"

Can we get a tally of how much the majority non-contributors cost us in using CFD as a medicar service, CPD as last pork chop/baby momma conflict referees?

Damn...
We got whistles so just give us black and white striped shirts and a yellow flag.

5/18/2015 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Big Fat Man Driving a Toyota Camry Wagon with a Whip Antenna said...

Beeeeeeep!

"Yeah, y'all call?"

5/18/2015 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe CFD can make ambulances out of those armored carriers that Obummer doesn't want CPD to have? To keep the paramedics safe, the public would have to load the injured into the back of the carrier and then once the bulletproof rear door went down, the paramedics could come out of the cab and treat the injured...

As an aside, they could use the extra armored carriers for food deliveries - build a money/food trap in the side that's bulletproof, and everyone wins...

Neighborhood gets the service it wants, and no one gets shot...

5/18/2015 01:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Don't be needin' no po-lices' disrespectin' d'community"
Case and point:
Recently, the NYPD was checking out call box alarm in Harlem, get mobbed by feral hood roaches and they left without making an arrest.
They did the right thing...left without getting hurt or sued.
So:
Leave Englewoods' alone. Nothing has changed in the past 25 years and anyone who thinks Pro-Activity is needed there should seek professional help or legal retainer.

5/18/2015 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why blame the victim?

5/18/2015 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lov the wood keep it up bro

5/18/2015 06:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ummm... If the air is clear, can I please have an event number? Hardy Har har!

5/18/2015 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed fence it off, 1 way in same way out, make them feel like they live in suburban community nice gated community! Would make them feel like they achieved status! They be " movin on up" as it is said! Get a jitney cab to be a "sick truck" transport all to st.roger hospital! Why do we fill up christ hospital with this nonsense? Make a trauma center inside their exclusive gated community "change we can believe in!"

5/18/2015 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im Hibbity Jibbity for Jitney!!!

5/18/2015 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe if the police had some of those very intimidating pieces of equipment B.H.O. Says only belong on a battlefield? 49 shot within 72 hours. Sure sounds like a battlefield.

5/18/2015 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Agreed fence it off, 1 way in same way out, make them feel like they live in suburban community nice gated community! Would make them feel like they achieved status! They be " movin on up" as it is said! Get a jitney cab to be a "sick truck" transport all to st.roger hospital! Why do we fill up christ hospital with this nonsense? Make a trauma center inside their exclusive gated community "change we can believe in!"

5/18/2015 10:12:00 PM
Wait university of Chicago hospital is close, Michelle Obama have a $300,000+ job there (now off the books), they talk about the poor so does rahms huge equipped hospital but no trauma care? Guess they don't want to take care of the neighborhood people, kinda racist slant? Why are the reverends not constantly marching? People are dying and conditions get worse the longer ride to the hospital in the sick truck! Where is the city council on this travesty of injustice?

5/19/2015 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Get a jitney cab to be a "sick truck" transport all to st.roger hospital! Why do we fill up christ hospital with this nonsense?

5/18/2015 10:12:00 PM

Take them to Roseland, where ER staff -- even though being smack dab in the middle of Bulletland -- has no idea about how to recognize or treat a head injury.

Industrial accident.

Thought they were going to beat the delirous patient even more to quiet him down so they could get back to eating, filing nails, he-say-she-say, etc.

Yes, that bad.

5/19/2015 02:58:00 PM  
Blogger BirdsnBlooms1 said...

Off-Topic.
WGN is having a gay-old-time posting a video of an Officer taking a nap.

http://wgntv.com/2015/05/19/chicago-police-investigating-video-of-officer-who-appears-to-be-sleeping-on-the-job/

F'ing liberal stations!

5/19/2015 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Obama was not chosen by the left, he would be living in a neighborhood Just like englewood.

5/19/2015 08:52:00 PM  

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