Saturday, June 06, 2015

More RiotFest Discoveries!

  • When Riot Fest moves its music carnival to Douglas Park, revelers attending the three-day music festival might come face-to-face with the neighborhood’s harsh reality.

    There’s no easy way to say it.

    Douglas Park is home to and surrounded by open-air drug markets — where dealers sell white heroin, weed, cocaine, crack and occasionally PCP, and defend their turf with guns — that terrorize the neighborhood, police statistics show.
Actually, that seemed like a pretty easy way to say it. The link includes a helpful map showing the concentration of crimes in both Humboldt and Douglas Parks. Not an eye-opener to any cop with a few years on, but certainly to the reporter writing about it.

Part of this will be very attractive to a certain portion of the festival-goers. And the sudden influx of naive urban and suburban attendees will be a boon of sorts to another portion of the neighborhood. All in all, it will be an interesting event.

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62 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty map. I like maps.

6/06/2015 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how old the Officer that committed suicide was. He worked 3rd watch in 002. So sad to hear the news that another Officer committed suicide.

6/06/2015 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Inebriated young middle class people wandering around with their I-phones, jewelry and credit cards...

What could possibly go wrong?

6/06/2015 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it should be titled Apple-Picking Fest?
that's going to be the major activity.

6/06/2015 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sex, drugs and rock & roll. The major ingredients for a good party. What could go wrong?

6/06/2015 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FUBAR for sure.

6/06/2015 02:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, so now this is alarming? Where is the over the top reporting about school kids who come face to face with that crap everyday?



But on a lighter side, Drug markets? thousands of suburban white kids? Everybody Wins!



Except us. As always. *sigh*

6/06/2015 02:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ha! They forgot the Mexican independence fiasco that is coincides in that district that weekend. Guess nobody will be allowed to be off that weekend either since there aren't enough officers to man the cars even if nobody was allowed to be on furloughs either. I hear Okneel is going to start limiting medical days and restricting completely during certain periods of time the rest of the year.

6/06/2015 02:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both maps fail to identify both homicides, violent crimes with guns and narcotics violation bordering the north boundary of Douglas Park north of Roosevelt Road (11th District).

6/06/2015 02:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is the best part, I was scheduled to work it last year, a week before the event, it got cancelled. When I called and asked why, I was told that they cut their staff from 60 policeman to 20, and the best part- they specified only Cook County....No Chicago Police Welcome.

6/06/2015 03:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm just glad it's out of our district. Good luck 010

6/06/2015 04:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cant wait for all the robbery victims and all the poor saps that will trust that the savage is not selling/scalping fraudulent tickets.

Like taking candy from a white privileged baby.

I look on the bright side. Todays victim is hopefully tomorrows republican voter? Ahhh..i can dream cant i?

6/06/2015 04:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, enough is enough, SCC - we don't want the thing back in 14.

6/06/2015 06:10:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Festival goers arrive with dope and fat wallets.

Festival goers leave with no dope, no money, and stitches.

Enjoy the ghetto kiddies.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

6/06/2015 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The thing is, SCC, most people will be taking the Pink Line there. The south end of the Park is where the event will be concentrated. The Pink Line is just under the viaduct. Where the concert goers don't want to go is the north or the west. Then again, there is the Roosevelt bus that people will be taking, safely in numbers.

You really have to give it to Alderman Maldonado for being the racist scum that he is. He wasn't even born in Chicago, but on his beloved Isle of PR. He merely came here in the early-80s to attend Loyola, and once he got a taste of just how good his knuckle-dragging welfare brethren had it, he couldn't leave.

Ironically, the 606 grand-opening is today. Last night there was a Gala. It was attended by throngs of White People (cha-ching). The dirt-ball is still losing out to gentrification, whether he likes it or not. And I am sure that many of the white people who start voting in his ward will remember his bigotry in the next couple of elections, and his days will be numbered.

It's the same thing going on in Pilsen, though Solis has actually been welcoming to Whitey. All of these whining Mexicans and Puerto Ricans need to realize that neighborhoods change, and they weren't the original settlers who built these beautiful buildings. If they had, they would be adobe huts that the "rich" white man would be bulldozing. And now, you can start to look for some nice buildings near Douglas Park. The "rich" white kids, though small in number, are already renting in the area.

Maybe Rahm does have this whole thing figured out? Nah, I don't really mean that. But I think Whitey is here to stay in the City Center. Richie has been laying the groundwork for years.

6/06/2015 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Douglas Park is home to and surrounded by open-air drug markets — where dealers sell white heroin, weed, cocaine, crack and occasionally PCP, and defend their turf with guns..."

Hey, uh, like, wow, man, you used to have to go to Kathmandu or Amsterdam or something to get away from the fascist pigs and get natural plants and stuff. Now it's all right here. This is way cooler than even the Silk Road web site the pigs shut down.

I gotta find this Douglas guy. You got his cell?

Uh, where's Kathmandu? You know. Like in the song? >air guitar break<

*

6/06/2015 06:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep digging media. Wasn't Douglas Park the place where the swimming venue for Daley's olympics was to be built?
Wasn't much of the surrounding property bought up by friends and family of the clouted class once this information came out?
I know this event only lasts a few days but will DP become the new "go to" place for city festivals in order to help the clouted ones see a return on their investment?
Just askin

6/06/2015 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The media should not only give these stats they should also let the public know that these stats are the way they are , because there are a shortage of police. They should then thank Rahm in a face to face for this city being totally out of control.

6/06/2015 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Sergeant for Life said...

Lieutenant's Exam today.

Anyone want to take bets on when the first lawsuit will be filed?

6/06/2015 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Riot fest gets what they deserve The promoter is a scum bag. He makes deals with gangs he cut everything on outside security last year to make it easy for them

6/06/2015 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My g-d what's become of this city. I'm not speaking from experience, but having been around awile I've heard it said that it was pretty safe for suburban white kids to be around Cabrini back in the day, because they were almost always there to buy dope and people in the hood who might otherwise welcome them to the community by robbing or shooting them were kept in check by the gangs that protected their customers. It was said a suburban kid wandering the slum was safer then a resident of the neighborhood. Sarc/off

6/06/2015 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who needs a Chicago casino?

6/06/2015 08:45:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

>>>> ~~~snip~~~ ..... 'To put it in perspective, overall crime in the Ogden District through May 24 has already topped the total number of crimes reported in 2014 by 12 percent. Indeed, reported vehicle thefts, aggravated batteries, burglaries, robberies and thefts so far this year have nearly matched 2014 totals in each category. ~~~paragraph~~~ Despite repeated requests to interview Valadez or other top police officials made over several days, Chicago police refused to address questions regarding drug and gun crimes surrounding the park and strategies to provide security during Riot Fest.' <<<<

Oh-oh. McJersey isn't gonna like this. Some *intrepid journalist* (snicker) got off their ass and found that 'overall crime is up.' (snicker). And not exactly by a 'little bit', already UP 12%, and the year's not even half over.

Maybe that's why no one -- i.e.: useless merit promoted white shirt from the 10th District or from 'Downtown' (35th Street), will talk to the press: ...........
---- a) They're pissed that the beans have been spilled on the actual amount of crime and violence Chicagoans actually have to face each day, so they're boycotting the press/media.
---- b) They fled the country, and are in hiding someplace in Botswana so they don't have to face the wrath of McNewlywed.
or..........
---- c) They're still at home recovering from the Fifty Lashes they got from McSuperCop at the CompStat Meeting that these higher stats came out.

Personally I think it's 'C'. I know I'd hate to get McStreetlightAssassin mad when he's been drinking or has a 'hangover from hell'.
(Note to trolls, that's sarcasm)

6/06/2015 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see the cop hating left getting a hearty dose of reality when they become victims

6/06/2015 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Incomplete maps. Where's Beats 1134 and 1135 which border Douglas Park on the north?

6/06/2015 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago so desperate for revenue that they will sanction anything for money. That's what happens in Communist Governments.

6/06/2015 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me. When the city puts two and two together they will see how narcotic sales near Douglass will skyrocket. City might put a tax out on the drug dealer. Solve the pension crisis. Boo foo money.

MG

6/06/2015 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

forget riot fest Naperville rib fest great entertainment and no thugs

6/06/2015 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Open air drug markets, shooting galleries and the proliferation of criminal street gang activity all occurs with 2000 feet of the OCD black ops deployment outpost. Not to be outdone, the premier law enforcement agency is just one and a half miles from the unblemished civil rights enforcing federal agency ganglang Chiraq headquarters. Today's g-boys and g-girls aren't a pimple on Elliot Ness's ass.

6/06/2015 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After learning of the illegal activity in the dirty needle Sanctuary Park commonly known as Douglas Park, Beat 1070 will conduct a covert operation to protect Collins H.S., Chalmers Elementary and Johnson Elementary from the hypes. Beat 1070 has requisitioned short yellow buses with tasty lickable windows, bullhorns, PH1, PH2, PH3, the MERV vehicle and urban sound amplification equipment to conduct his own version of Safe Passage for the children. When 1070 talks eveeryone on zone 10 listens, listens and listens ad nauseam.

6/06/2015 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what is going on in 012 district.P.O. Moms has stroke calls the district is told to put in comp time. Another P.O. Dog has an illness and is put down by vet. They tell the that P.O. To go home.it depends who you know in 012 district .

6/06/2015 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The west side heroin is stepped on too much!

I recommend the engle-wood blend much more pleasant to the pallet

6/06/2015 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Douglas Park is home to and surrounded by open-air drug markets — where dealers sell white heroin, weed, cocaine, crack and occasionally PCP,"

What, no brown heroin? They have to go to 18th St perhaps for their Mexican Mud?

6/06/2015 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) SEAL team 6 great read like how they can fire if threatened we could use these guys here in thug land bet Chicago would be safe city if they patrolled the Chicago jungles!

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/world/asia/the-secret-history-of-seal-team-6.html?_r=0

6/06/2015 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tampa bay showing hockey game outdoors like tiny dancer did for j.r.w. cheaters

6/06/2015 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate gangbangers. Sorry if I offend.

6/06/2015 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Crap,

PHather PHaker really it was like 7-1 today at Chuck's in Riverdale and you told people don't walk around it's a bad Neighborhood???? Then because you should turn in your collar because you are a paid political activist not a priest, the Bloomberg paid for bus almost left ya there in Riverdale
Then you trot out all the pathetic "mothers" who lost children and they are like from Hazel Crest and south suburbs, Well gosh mr. phaleger where did they get shot up , was it like 78th & Stony sir. Instead of interfering with a lawful licensed business, maybe you should go and take over a street corner by your "church" and disrupt the illegal business know as "slinging dope" the causes the majority of the crime and GANG violence in your area. But then again that would take courage and you and your side kick Jesse appear to lack that .................

6/06/2015 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Both maps fail to identify both homicides, violent crimes with guns and narcotics violation bordering the north boundary of Douglas Park north of Roosevelt Road (11th District)."

6/06/2015 02:59:00 AM

...but they're still pretty spectacular, huh? Maybe the RiotFest organizers can incorporate them into artwork for posters, leaflets, etc. Look at the pretty dots! So many that they are piled one on top of the other.

A veritable "mosh pit" of death, blood, crime, and addiction...

6/06/2015 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gonna have NOT 1, But 2 Cops on EVERY CORNER....So Glad I'm retired 4yrs now....Keep the FAITH Boys and Girls......

6/06/2015 11:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's funny how Rahm stuck it to Ald Maldonado. Maldonado axed the riot fest because he said the park was damaged. Rahm says OK, well the man made lake damages the environment and costs too much money so he axed the beach thereby showing Maldonado's people just how irrelevant he is.

6/07/2015 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

The media should not only give these stats they should also let the public know that these stats are the way they are , because there are a shortage of police. They should then thank Rahm in a face to face for this city being totally out of control.

6/06/2015 07:14:00 AM

There is no shortage of police. If there was a shortage then please explain to me why activity and arrests are so high?

6/07/2015 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you kidding? I'm sure a sizable portion of Riotfest's supporters have driven to the west side to obtain their 'meds' already!
You might even see them holding up fingers to the dealers who no doubt will ring the park, anxious to pick up new customers.

6/07/2015 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm an outsider, but judging from the comments the name Riot Fest is one of the more appropriate ones out there.

6/07/2015 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I and my friend's who are Summit coppers are going to the Douglas park fest and we will be carrying with extra ammo, we hope someone attempts to rob us; its going to be great.

6/07/2015 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A bad idea... Not the place to wonder around

6/07/2015 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Police must boycott working off-duty at this Riot Fest event!

6/07/2015 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey there is plenty of white kids from the burbs around there already. They come walking like scattered zombies from the blue and green line to stroll the area. Sure they get robbed and raped occasionally but they do make it back the next day for more. They're in the abandoned bldgs as well in packs. You can also find them in cars all around the district taking naps before they're journey back to Naperville. Anyone ever hear of a "pass out"? Dope dealers spread the word to promote a dope spot. Usually at night and the event is over in minutes and the scum throw hand loads of baggies to the city's finest junkies. You think they won't be "promoting" all around this event?? Guess again. Ask those white kids walking through the west side or the army of them sleeping on whacker and begging on Michigan how trying that shot led to selling they're soul for dope. I guarantee you this event will breed some new faces coming back on down to the wonderful west side. What a mess

6/07/2015 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't 1070 a wagon?

6/07/2015 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When they get jumped and their shit is stolen they can stumble over to Mt. Sinai or St. Anthony's, no ambulance needed, it actually saves the city in manpower, down time and gas. It's a win/win

6/07/2015 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just bringing more buyers and sellers together. Together we can.

6/07/2015 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Instead of interfering with a lawful licensed business, maybe [Pfleger] should go and take over a street corner by [his] "church" and disrupt the illegal business known as "slinging dope" the causes the majority of the crime and GANG violence in [his] area. But then again that would take courage and you and your side kick Jesse appear to lack that ................."

6/06/2015 10:52:00 PM

Yeah, get the matching sets of new "anti-violence" T-shirts and ball caps to attract a good crowd of adult juveniles who like nothing better than to march around, chant, and sing. Noise and bright colors attract them, as does a Happy Meal afterwards. Get the bullhorns, go out and mess up the tip, go in the street with your cameraphones and start videoing drivers. "Is you here to purchase narcotics, Sir?"

Why not?

Unless someone is getting hit off here to leave "the Devil's business" alone?

6/07/2015 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a giant Water Park next to Navy Pier, instead of a Casino, to bring in some revenue? Fun for kids and parents, plenty of attractions and dining nearby. Get your heads out of your asses, lazy Chicago Democrat Politicians. You are all so lazy yet act like you are Hard-Working. Get a Clue already.

6/07/2015 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(from the article) "The challenge is making sure individuals living in the community are more diligent reporting incidents and feel more comfortable reporting incidents and working with police to slow down this drug traffic."

Hahaha! That was a good one ! Tell us another !

6/07/2015 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hey there is plenty of white kids from the burbs around there already."

6/07/2015 10:37:00 AM

I believe that Oak Park/River Forest HS went to closed-campus-at-lunchtime (stay on premises) a few years ago, with a nod of acknowledgement that "we are only blocks from the world's biggest drug market."

Closer than that. Whiteboy yellin "bud" out of the darkness at a large man -- unknown to him -- right across the street from the place one warm evening.

6/07/2015 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Ask those white kids walking through the west side or the army of them sleeping on Wacker and begging on Michigan how trying that shot led to selling they're soul for dope."

6/07/2015 10:37:00 AM

...and ten years later, they're going all the way across town to 47th and Horrible because there is a Dirty Little Store down there that bust yo LINK fo a rock.

"Zzzz" go the flies around the $5.79/gal ten-days-expired milk-for-show...

6/07/2015 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take it easy there summit copper, the west side scum have more experience and firepower. I'm not saying don't protect yourself but I am saying it's a different animal out west than the wannabe summit scum your used to. Be safe and even more so, be smart.

6/07/2015 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:34am rahm didn't stick it to no one concerning the " beach" in humboldt park. The community spoke and they figured the $900,000.00 to keep it open for 89 days wasn't worth it and the money should be spent on other parts of the park. There was a small coalition of the new urban pioneers and some old community activists who tried a late rally to keep it open, they failed. As for the riot fest, good riddance. If a certain group wants this riot fest, so bad, then request to have it at Gompers park or forest glen woods, thats if Douglas park doesn't work out. Let's see how that would play out for the local residents near those parks. As for the Puerto Rican festival, hope it finds a life somewhere else too. Neighborhood parks should be used by individuals and their families. Musical venues should be at locations already made for it, like the metal monstrosity at millinuem park, petrillo band shell or even soldier field.

6/07/2015 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Take it easy there summit copper, the west side scum have more experience and firepower. I'm not saying don't protect yourself but I am saying it's a different animal out west than the wannabe summit scum your used to. Be safe and even more so, be smart.

6/07/2015 08:40:00 PM


Wow, when I read this, I began to shake and almost pissed in my pants. Seriously, they were born and they will die. The above statement ladies and gentlemen is obviously from an empty holster period. Go back to the office and sit in front of the computer, drink your station coffee, and talk shit from behind your desk. The statement is fear based and this is not what the police need at this juncture in the war on us. Sir, you are not a solution, you have become the problem.

6/08/2015 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imma be honest here--I'm a former rock-and-roll victim who has attended Riot for the past 2 years. And while I've seen a whole lotta pot smoking and beer drinking, I certainly haven't seen the teen girls passed out that you get at Lolla. So as festivals go, I think it's a pretty tame bunch (Disclaimer: I am to old to appreciate Blink-182 and left before their set the year the ambo had to be called). I can't imagine the damage to the grass was any greater than that done to Grant Park the years it rained at Lolla, nor am I privy to any damage that remains (although I don't see any as I drive past).

Am I bummed Riot was forced to move? Yes. But I'm also underwhelmed by the lineup.

I will not be attending this year. Frankly, it would take a performance by Kurt Cobain himself (insert heroin joke here) to drag me down to Douglas Park. Because I know it is everything you say it is. And I don't want to rely on safety in numbers, because a mass of people, like a herd of horses, can be easily spooked.

Some of my colleagues think I exaggerate when I tell them exactly how shitteriffic that area is. I'm not. They plan to ride their bikes down Ogden.

I don't even love driving my car down there.

So I will sit this one out, attend Pitchfork or Hideout block party, and hope that nothing bad happens to any of my friends who venture down that way.

6/08/2015 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha ride their bikes down ogden?? No bs, dealers offer the junkies a 10 dollar bag per bike brought. Bad idea unless ya got e.t. in the basket

6/08/2015 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will there be the CIRCCLE SLASH NO GUNS ALLOWED sign at that venue.

That's for the honest citizens.

The gangbangers and strong-armed robbers have to have a safe environment to ply their trade.

6/08/2015 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe Merle Haggard is playing with the rest of those losers. If we are calling The Hag, Snoop Dog and No Doubt punk it is time to admit punk is dead.

6/10/2015 02:25:00 PM  

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