Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Time to Move This Parade, Too

  • Two people were stabbed and at least two others were robbed during post-Pride Parade mayhem in the Boystown area Sunday night and early Monday morning.
    CWB estimates that 17 people were arrested while the parade was in progress and at least 20 more were arrested in the hours following the event. (Late Monday,  Chicago police announced that they made 52 arrests in connection with the Pride Parade,  a 20‰ increase over last year,  according to the Windy City Times. )
So now, Crime is Down!

Except murders, which are in fact up.

And shootings, which are up.

And parade violence, which is up....mostly on the northside it seems.

The CrimeInBoystown blog has a play-by-play of the mayhem, running well into Monday morning. Time to move it downtown, put it on the clock, and start charging the parade organizers for security, police, TMA's and clean-up...if they aren't already.

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66 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

some parades celebrate a holiday, or ethnic pride, others commemorate victory at war, or independence... this one is about the type of sex some people like.

6/30/2015 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CWB is a decent website, but they edit all their public posts, and if you say anything that they don't like, they never post it. I stopped reading their website, or making comments, because they only publish probably 10%. SCC on the other hand, is a great website who actually likes a dialogue and know how to function a site right. Thank you SCC.

6/30/2015 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't the United States Supreme Court find that they have a Right to Gay Prides Parades? It is clear as day, right next to the enumerated rights for Homosexual Marriage (Obergefell) and Sodomy (Lawrence v. Texas) in the 14th Amendment.

You homophobic H8ers!!!

6/30/2015 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the video from the CWB website, where the driver was taken out of car, what if anything were those policewomen doing? They should have been watching the crowd in case someone decided to lob something at the CPD/CFD who were removing the driver. They should have been facing the first mope that was pushed down and away from the car. If you don't jump in to help then don't stand around to be a spectator.

6/30/2015 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Billing the organizers is a great idea. Then maybe the city can recoup the cost of bud billiken too. But if that's the case, there would be no bud billiken "parade". Hmmm. I like where this is going.
Hey, I can dream too, can't I?

6/30/2015 01:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was more garbage on the street than at bud biliken, animals. A 4 mile long parade??

6/30/2015 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So true it is time for the parade to move now , not 20 years from now !!!!!!!

6/30/2015 03:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What they don't report is that 1 is in custody for shooting at the police!

6/30/2015 03:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Cappleman.... Yes I know he's a alder creature. Nice person when you get him out of the trappings of the office.

I do however say move the parade to Grant Park if for no other reason than it would be a direct slap in the face of Tom Tunney.

6/30/2015 05:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why bother?

6/30/2015 05:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who committed the violence? Was it Amish Americans?

6/30/2015 06:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bars and restaurants on Lincoln Avenue, up and down Clark Street and all around the neighborhoods make so much money from this parade. They will never put this parade in downtown.

6/30/2015 06:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why allow all these parades anyway?

6/30/2015 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a citizen this is outrageous the length of time on pending calls. Some up to 4 hours. The media needs to pick this up. The suicidal person was over an hour.

https://clyp.it/3hzqxx0e

6/30/2015 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never worked a pride parade and never will. Everyone else's rights are to be respected and heard except for police. If you want to be gay, or born that way, good for you. Whatever you do in your private life is your business, legally speaking. I don't support gay rights, nor am I against them. But, I am against the agenda and the willingness to bend for 2% of the population. To go and protect people for a cause I don't believe in, especially with looming terrorist threats and the anti-police sentiment being pushed, is foolish. Their lives are not more important than mine. I'm going home to my family. Times have changed. Do not be the mindless drone the department and citizens expect you to be. We have discretion, use it. Do your job, but don't lose your self while doing it. The only people I owe anything to is my family. I'll continue to try to protect the good people, but no more.

6/30/2015 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Northsiders love drama. Puerto Rican fest a week! The gay chamber of commerce soak up the cash and the City picks up the dime on security and cleaning the streets.

I did notice the clouted white shirts trying to downgrade all the crime. So to hell with it. Crime is up in boystown since LGBT are so sophisticated they can fight for more police just like they did for marriage.

6/30/2015 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shout out to the WEASEL

6/30/2015 07:38:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Though it saddens me to say so, I agree with SCC. It has become a spectacle instead of an event. Just don't move it too far south. They will never understand US down there.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

6/30/2015 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You read the accounts of the animals (why do they come to a pride parade anyway BTW?) taunting and screaming at the police a few blocks from the station with no consequences. Anarchy after this parade. Move it downtown as you say and make it pay for max security.

6/30/2015 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have worked every parade the city has to offer. The BS pride parade is hands down the worst. Mayhem for an entire weekend is the best way to describe it. Just utter chaos for 3 days.

6/30/2015 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is on the politicos ... Pandering to all these voting blocks. Letting people " blow off steam". Police have to babysit the events. Shut it down and PR fest too

6/30/2015 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

iT WOULD NOT BE POLLITICALLY CORRECT TO CHARGE Certain groups for security on their parades: PR, Bilikan, Pride. It can only be done with southside irish and maybe the polish parade. I would say no extra police at all and see what happens then put the video on the late news. Open peoples eyes to what really happens during these events.I worked them all in my 35 years and none of them were fun for me, stress, injury, and a few occasions near death, namely in Humboldt Park.

6/30/2015 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Move That Parade"!!!

6/30/2015 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it this parade is allowed to continue with no questions asked and they shut down the parade on the southside for issues a wee bit less....just asking...??

6/30/2015 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But they won't let the St. Judes parade back on Michigan where it belongs?

6/30/2015 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Move it ? How about suspending it for couple years. That's what should happen

6/30/2015 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This parade mayhem has been out of control for at least a decade. Violence, robberies, aggravated robberies, fights, etc.maybe time to close it down?

6/30/2015 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GUARANTEE you that I am in the minority here, but why is there a parade for this life choice? Seriously? If you want to be gay, then shut up and be gay. Nobody wants to hear, nor does anyone care about your sexual preferences. This ridiculous marching around city streets does not, by any stretch of the imagination, award the respect and dignity the gay community demands. If you want to be respected, then act respectful. I feel so bad for all LE who had to deal with this bullshit.

6/30/2015 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too much $$$$ at stake the Rhama luvs his peps

6/30/2015 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Might be a novel idea to incorporate the gay pride with the bud billiken parade. I,m sure with all the love they show for each other with pride this an that it would be a match made in heaven.

6/30/2015 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shots fired at Police no one hurt 4600 blk N. Kenmore, Agg battery with gun 930 blk W. Wilson women shot in elbow, Battery to 2 Police Officers 1000 blk W. Wilson. Endless calls of person down etc.

6/30/2015 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry but no Social Fascist group or Social Fascist event should ever ever be charged a single Penny for security, police, TMA's and clean-up.

These folks & events promote much needed social progress & provide a preview for the coming jungle state.

Oh & btw, they should never be "charged" with any crime or violation either :)

Chicongo PD needs to hole up in favorite donut shop & just let events take their course.

We have fully transitioned from Rule of Law to Law of Rule so really don't need your services anymore except as body guards for the social fascist elite & demokratik nomenklatura class

6/30/2015 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to end all these parades unless privately funded. Public should not have to pay for the police & paramedic protection that should be in their neighborhoods instead.

6/30/2015 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) map of where terrorists are targeting, no wonder Cta special is back??

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3144666/The-FBI-setting-command-centers-nation-monitor-terror-threats-Fourth-July.html

Will airports special be opening soon?

6/30/2015 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ummm.... move it.

Where?

Michigan Avenue or Englewood?
Anyplace else but Boystown > N.I.M.B.Y.

I'd like to see our St. Jude Parade back on Michigan Avenue.
Maybe one year in four, like a Presidential Election years.
Maybe then the politicians would take notice and show up and support us.

6/30/2015 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Move it to King drive 35th st step off end in Washington park

6/30/2015 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"In the video from the CWB website, where the driver was taken out of car, what if anything were those policewomen doing? They should have been watching the crowd in case someone decided to lob something at the CPD/CFD who were removing the driver. They should have been facing the first mope that was pushed down and away from the car. If you don't jump in to help then don't stand around to be a spectator."

6/30/2015 01:40:00 AM

A. Wasn't there myself.

B. General observation, put together over years -- really professional security always has people in the teams who keep their backs turned to the principals and WATCH THE SURROUNDINGS. I have seen film of "dignitary arrivals," etc. from all over the world, and it is seldom that you see this. Everyone wants to see the Important People, listen to the speech, etc. Human nature, hard habit to break, but must be un-learned to effectively protect others and confront possible threats.

Even just 2 people back-to-back got 360 degrees coverage & can still communicate with each other.

Street characters walk backwards yellin at things all the time. They manage. >grin<

Not busting balls or MM quarterbacking here, just trying to keep an important tactic in the light, offer constructive suggestion.

Stay safER, everyone, and God bless.

Check six!

6/30/2015 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to move the parade, time to move on from the whole gay issue. Honestly who cares? You want to be gay go be gay, nobody gives a shit and nobody cares how difficult it was for you to come out of the closet blah blah blah. It seems the only people who make a big issue about being gay are the gay people. I have my beliefs and opinions so please stop with the bullshit already. I have a right to believe and think the way I want so stop forcing your beliefs on me. I do not have to accept you or your lifestyle. Remember the Nazi's forced their beliefs on people and how did that work out? So did communist Russia, Cuba, North korea, and China (which is a more capital country then the U.S.). I'm not comparing homosexuality with communism or the Nazi's but with both, it all started with minor things. The Nazi's at first wanted all the citizens to come on in and register their gun's, then it was you have to turn over your gun's. We all know how it played out after that. Although it seems that a majority of Americans fell asleep in history class.

6/30/2015 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
In the video from the CWB website, where the driver was taken out of car, what if anything were those policewomen doing? They should have been watching the crowd in case someone decided to lob something at the CPD/CFD who were removing the driver. They should have been facing the first mope that was pushed down and away from the car. If you don't jump in to help then don't stand around to be a spectator.

6/30/2015 01:40:00 AM

The public does NOT want their friendly, mere public servant
Police to be going around knocking people, folks and all others
the fuck down/out for exercising their "right" to object and interfere
in a justifiable Police action they deem too forceful.

Ignorant Bitch at The Blackhawks Victory Fuckery
on Clark Street said:

"Don't hit him with that stick!"

Be glad these "victors" at the Pride Parade didn't opt to toss what the
late and unlamented "cliff dwellers" in the CHA high rises tossed...

Furniture, car parts, bathroom fixtures, canned veggies, bags of shit, bottles of piss,
a freshly pooped diaper, etc...

No hitting back Officers!

"You knew it would be like this when you signed up so get
over yourselves and get back to work."

Or some similar such...

(Snark & Sarcasm)

BTW...
Shame on any Copper standing around with their hands in their
pockets when dynamic shit is going on.

Let there be discipline.

6/30/2015 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Woody said...

Send the parade to Douglas Park

6/30/2015 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

Justice Department blames the POLICE for Ferguson riots:

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/justice-department-faults-ferguson-protest-response/article_32d55f9f-0bf4-51e4-93d6-71b873cb8038.html

More hatred of the police. Now it comes from our own government.

6/30/2015 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"These folks & events promote much needed social progress & provide a preview for the coming jungle state.

"We have fully transitioned from Rule of Law to Law of Rule so really don't need your services anymore except as body guards for the social fascist elite & demokratik nomenklatura class."

6/30/2015 11:18:00 AM

* * * COMMENT OF THE WEEK * * *

"Is it safe?"

"Is it safe?"

"IS IT SAFE?"

>GAAAAA<

&c.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzw1_2b-I7A

6/30/2015 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

South side Irish parade should file a law suit if gay pride parade isn't held to same requirements .
No nudity at da southside Irish parade .

6/30/2015 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
GUARANTEE you that I am in the minority here, but why is there a parade for this life choice? Seriously? If you want to be gay, then shut up and be gay. Nobody wants to hear, nor does anyone care about your sexual preferences. This ridiculous marching around city streets does not, by any stretch of the imagination, award the respect and dignity the gay community demands. If you want to be respected, then act respectful. I feel so bad for all LE who had to deal with this bullshit.

6/30/2015 10:38:00 AM

Minority? No, you're not. I don't think we need a parade to celebrate our sexual choices. And for those who want a parade just for a half-naked spectacle, go to Mardi Gras.

6/30/2015 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

2:40 p.m. CNN interviews Michael ALIG for his "expert" opinion on the two escapees in New York. ALIG, who served 17 years for murder was wearing a tee shirt that said "CALL MY AGENT"

Disgusting.

Fuck the media

6/30/2015 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
But they won't let the St. Judes parade back on Michigan where it belongs?

6/30/2015 10:15:00 AM

I proudly marched in the Michigan Avenue St.Jude Parade for the majority of my career. Was it covered well by the Media? NO! Was it attended by the mayor of Chicago? NO! Was it absolutely awe inspiring [not the watered down "awesome" of today's language], YES! The spectacle of the CPD'S proudest, in full glory, and the then mind numbing, huge number of members would bring tears to our eyes. Tourists would ask, "what's up"? Citizens would not show or even know that it existed. But we knew! It was for our fallen MOS heroes. And that was was what counted! And, it would end at Holy Name Cathedral where members of all faiths could all pray for the lives that were given while protecting the citizens of the City of Chicago. Am I denigrating the Police memorial? NO! Should the the St. Jude March be on Michigan Ave, right through the HEART of the city. A resounding YES!!!

6/30/2015 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Southside irish parade shut itself down. Had nothing to do with the city.

6/30/2015 05:11:00 PM  
Blogger Jeff Campbell said...

Isn't it odd that these shootings are so high in places were a legal gun owner can not get a permit to carry ?. I have carried for 40 years, I shoot and train all the time and fire between 2000 to 5000 rounds a year and I go to every school I can find to learn if I can afford it, yes I admit I do skip the ones that charge 2 grand for a 4 hour course because they are not effective. I know people are all paranoid about legal gun owners being armed, but I think it's time to allow it in Chicago.

6/30/2015 05:22:00 PM  
Blogger Crime In Boystown said...

We were out in it all night. Here's a good YouTube video of what officers were dealing with for hours on end. (Taser out and ready at the 3 minute mark).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ9ZAcJcUn8

We extend our sincere thanks to all of the officers, firefighters, paramedics, and other safety workers who did their best to manage a very difficult day.

6/30/2015 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Look over here rahm found 634 MILLION and paid the amount due to teachers pension fund today!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-teachers-pension-payment-20150630-story.html

Now about that 550 million payment to police pension fund mayor? What drawer is that hidden in sir? Dean llok over here! Rauner played it masterfully he knows rahm has the money, is it hidden for more free handouts??

6/30/2015 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
GUARANTEE you that I am in the minority here, but why is there a parade for this life choice? Seriously? If you want to be gay, then shut up and be gay. Nobody wants to hear, nor does anyone care about your sexual preferences. This ridiculous marching around city streets does not, by any stretch of the imagination, award the respect and dignity the gay community demands. If you want to be respected, then act respectful. I feel so bad for all LE who had to deal with this bullshit.

6/30/2015 10:38:00 AM

Agree 100%

6/30/2015 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So it's legal for two guys to marry. Obviously this is not natural. Because if it was mankind would cease to exist. Since two same sex people can't procreate. So that being said what's next? Can someone appeal to the Supreme Court their ability yo marry a dog or a cat or monkey if they so choose. I mean who are we as a society to discriminate against them?

6/30/2015 07:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are a prime target for a terrorist attack, destroyed thousands of years of traditional marriage, primed for a race riot or the Dow nosediving and the big news today was Ben Affleck getting divorced and Bruce Jenner wearing a black dress. Our priorities are so upside down. Hug your children and keep your heads up, we are the good guys and under complete attack.


6/30/2015 08:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the video from the CWB website, where the driver was taken out of car, what if anything were those policewomen doing? They should have been watching the crowd in case someone decided to lob something at the CPD/CFD who were removing the driver. They should have been facing the first mope that was pushed down and away from the car. If you don't jump in to help then don't stand around to be a spectator.

6/30/2015 01:40:00 AM

If you examine all the pics-there are more male officers than female standing around watching or having their back to the crowds. Nice try though.

6/30/2015 11:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You must remember that the GLBT community votes, and cops do not.

If Deano came out loudly and said, "EVERY COP, EVERY COP'S FAMILY MEMBER, EVERY COP'S NEIGHBOR AND FRIEND IS GOING TO VOTE IN THE NEXT ELECTION!"

There would be a phone call from Rahm to Deano, "Shut The Fuck Up, or no airport gig."

Deano, "Yes, sir."

Rahm, "And Deano, Go fuck yourself."

6/30/2015 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why so much violence at the pride parade? Maybe need to have tickets, and limit access, only allow half a million instead of 1 million, or whatever the numbers were.

7/01/2015 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We have fully transitioned from Rule of Law to Law of Rule so really don't need your services anymore except as body guards for the social fascist elite & demokratik nomenklatura class"

6/30/2015 11:18:00 AM

>Solitary slow-clap echoing in a large room.
Accompanied by a long and low-pitched whistle
of appreciation<

Whoooooooo...
"Social fascist elite & democratik nomenklatura class?"

That SMARTS like a MUTHA and we were just passin' by!
Like juice from ol' sour-assed lemon hittin'
ya in the corner of your eye.

Succinct and bitterly cynical.
We do co-sign...

7/01/2015 01:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lamestream media will not report negative activity since they support the parade. All the TV channels have floats w/ their "celebrities" waving & dancing, etc. Ch. 9 was the worst, with the interracial couple (traffic clown & weather dude) making fools of themselves.

Aldercreature Tunney thinks he can keep it in his community-but if gets out of hand-it will be the police's fault. It won't move until something nasty occurs or an Ann Sathers is built downtown.

7/01/2015 03:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Sgt.Saunders CPD (ret) said...

To 1:24 om 30Jun2015-
Was there ever any doubt that the Justice Department would blame the Police?

7/01/2015 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC you called for one event to be canceled because of violence why a delicate liberal view regarding this event? Why not the same harsh response ?

7/01/2015 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they did it to the south side parade so do it to gay pride parade.

7/01/2015 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Move it to Douglas park, like Riot Fest. The Citizens by Douglas Park are very tolerant of others.

7/01/2015 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it'll leave boystown when tunney is out. all his money boys would sh#t if it left.

7/01/2015 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every political hack from city, county & state in attendance. When I march on the first Sunday in May each year the only ones I see are my brothers in blue.

7/01/2015 08:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The lamestream media will not report negative activity since they support the parade. All the TV channels have floats w/ their "celebrities" waving & dancing, etc. Ch. 9 was the worst, with the interracial couple (traffic clown & weather dude) making fools of themselves.

Aldercreature Tunney thinks he can keep it in his community-but if gets out of hand-it will be the police's fault. It won't move until something nasty occurs or an Ann Sathers is built downtown.

7/01/2015 03:56:00 AM
And you know what Ald Tunney thinks how?

He wanted the parade in downtown this year, but because the Mayor didn't win outright planning for the parade basically stopped because Tiny Dancer didn't want to piss off the LGBT whatever crowd by announcing the city was moving their pet parade.

7/02/2015 03:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Things will onlyget worse/there is no turning back/ but it's to be expected /because life is just a party and parties weren't made to last

7/03/2015 04:49:00 AM  

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