Friday, July 31, 2015

Seriously Media?

  • Police are warning Belmont Cragin residents about two teenagers robbing women at gunpoint in the Northwest Side neighborhood.

    The teens walk up to women, pull out a dark handgun and demand their cell phones, purses and cash, according to the community alert from Area North detectives.

    The robberies happened at 4:55 p.m. Monday in the 6100 block of West Palmer and at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the 6100 block of West Grand.

    During both robberies, the teens had a black handgun with white grips, police said.
What a great story - they almost describe the gun.....but not the offenders. So any woman walking in Belmont-Cragin who sees a teenager, better tighten their grip on the purse, unholster the mace, call the police and cross to the other side of the street.

And don't tell us the Department didn't release a halfway decent description of the offenders. They did.

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Anonymous Old Balls said...

Sounds like the work of the Palmer Street Gaylords.

7/31/2015 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has the media actually released a description of a suspect that's actually been beneficial ever?

7/31/2015 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You see it's not about the suspect's description but those damned GUNS! I've got several no-nonsense posters with stern red lines slashing across a handgun silhouette to PROVE it. That's right. So now the public can safely keep their eyes peeled for a black handgun with white(possibly racist?)grips.

America is safe and (un)sound !

7/31/2015 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The media can be sued for offending racial minorities. Better to leave race and skin color out of the description. Teenager and vague description of the firearm is enough.

7/31/2015 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If these kids were white, they'd tell us.

7/31/2015 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They did not want to unfairly discriminate against the red-headed Irish by describing what these laddies looked like?

7/31/2015 04:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So if I don't see the white grips on the black handgun I don't call the police?

7/31/2015 04:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't you know? The term "black handgun" is code for young male black. And where is Eddie Blackstone when you need him? Sam? Get on this will you.

7/31/2015 06:07:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

How dare they Profile that gun?

7/31/2015 07:13:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

No one wants to offend the sensibilities of the great unwashed.

7/31/2015 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On many occasions in the name of Political Correctness, the Race of the offenders is not included. All Media outlets are licensed by the FCC, and part of that licensing process requires that the outlet perform some public service. Has anyone wondered if it is a violation of that license to "Withhold" information that might help the Public identify offenders? Failing to give a full description is in essence withholding information, perhaps even impeding an investigation. Just wondering "G"

7/31/2015 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'mon, SCC. It was two "young people." That description should be sufficient enough for you guys. I mean, I don't know how they could've been anymore descriptive. In other news a guy was shot three times on the Ike outside Austin Ave. Guessing the pointy heads at the City/Department won't be counting that one in their crime stats.

7/31/2015 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, at least they called the handgun Black.

7/31/2015 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll bet the offenders are Amish

7/31/2015 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the ever so reliable media again leaves out the whole story/important details. the media is terrible just like trump says

7/31/2015 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh well. We are not getting involved. Hope you understand Mr/Mrs/Ms Citizen, if we do anything, we can lose OUR jobs. You understand, don't you? This is the police department you wanted- so you got it. We will be happy to write you a report, that eventually will be buried in bullshit stats that don't add up.

7/31/2015 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as profiling goes, I'm with Jessie. “ … than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery, then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.”

7/31/2015 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous CaityBruce said...

The message is clear when it comes to newspaper articles and news reports about criminals. Every single criminal is black unless otherwise indicated. It is unnecessary to tell you something you already know... the perp is black... it is understood. If, on the very rare occasion the perp is not black, then the ethnicity will be noted. Of course it is racist for the newspapers to send a message to the public that all criminals are black and everybody does or should know that. But we all know that they are bigots and can't help themselves. What really bothers me however, is when the indicate the gender of the perp as either male or female. How dare they presume to know how that criminal self identifies ??? How outrageously offensive that is... journalism has really gone down the tubes.

7/31/2015 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous CaityBruce said...

As a matter of fact, I think some laws should be introduced around the country that would require crime victims to inquire of the criminals that are robbing, raping, or otherwise tormenting them as to "before you escape how do you self identify??? just for administrative purposes when the police get here..." That would be a good law. It would certainly help prevent criminals feelings and sensibilities being offended. I hope...

7/31/2015 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, at least they called the handgun Black.

7/31/2015 09:09:00 AM

That's racist!

7/31/2015 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So how close are we really to a CCW holder putting down one of these mutts ? And when it happens what will the media do ? SPIN SPIN SPIN...........

Can you imagine if an M/1 gets popped by a 50 plus yr old WHITE lady

Man the shit show will go on forever, wonder what Ole' JJ will have to say then , when she says felt threatened, feared for my life and safety

7/31/2015 09:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@09:09:00 AM LOL!!

7/31/2015 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the great suburbs, the local newspaper prints information of just about every police action, most of which are traffic stops or minor thefts. They print the name of the person cited or arrested. If the Chicago papers did that each daily would be as thick as the Sunday papers with a special section of arrests or wanted.I, for one, would like to see it. But, here in the burbs, the police chiefs and mayors seem to be holding back on information for the media. They do not want their towns looking bad.

8/01/2015 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess the AP doesn't believe that describing a handgun in great detail will prejudice a jury. That's the justification for not describing any non-white perpetrator, and it's codified in the Associated Press style guidelines that all journalists follow.

8/01/2015 03:43:00 PM  

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