Another "Duh" Moment
- Diane Limas says the sound of gunfire has become so common outside her house in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood that she's frequently calling police to complain.
With increasing gang problems to blame, she even makes sure that her adult brother whom she cares for doesn't leave the home dressed in colors that might draw the wrath of gangbangers.
"I double-lock my doors," she said last week. "I tell my brother to stay away from the windows. I'm calling the police every week."
As summer draws to an unofficial close on Labor Day, the rise in violence plaguing Chicago this year has even spread to unlikely communities such as Albany Park, a laid-back, diverse working-class neighborhood made up of handsome brick bungalows and two-flats.
The Tribune headline reads "Violence Touching Unlikely Communities in Chicago," but we don't know that can be when Garry and Rahm have been stripping the police from the lower crime areas and flooding the ghettos with $100 million dollars worth of overtime initiatives. You'd almost think that criminals were going to where the police aren't at, as if they had access to cars and public transit with which to transport their brand of mayhem across the city.