Sunday, September 06, 2015

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.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Albany Park 10 years ago started to look like little Village, It is now Little Village North,Adios Mucacho..!

9/06/2015 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the 17th district which has become a blood bath this year. Probably the shortest district on manpower in the city. Only 193 Police officers assigned to the district and that counts inside cops too. Midnights has only 43 POs! Scary low!

9/06/2015 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call Albany Park anything you wish but don't sound foolish and call it a neighborhood. Albany Park is a conglomeration of Pilsen-minus the hard working Czechs who helped build Chicago-and a refugee camp in the Gaza. There's a few urban pioneers who settled there because they couldn't afford DePaul-Sheffield, or even Edgebrook, Norwood Park and Edison Park. Your odds of winning an ME number and becoming a nuisance to one of "Duffin's Dunces" is very high. St. Ed's Parish was once a feeder school for Weber, Gordon, Alvernia and Good Counsel High Schools. Now it's a conduit to the penitentiary.

9/06/2015 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is total bull. The media is engaging in a vast distortion. Albany Park is gentrifying at a very accelerated rate. Don't believe me? Ok, go to www.redfin.com or realtor.com and see all of the houses for sale that are over $500,000. Albany Park is one of Chicago's true hidden gems. Parts of it are gritty but they too are gentrifying slowly.

Check out this home that recently sold in the Albany Park neighborhood for $785,000.
http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4219-N-Sawyer-Ave_Chicago_IL_60618_M85321-36069

9/06/2015 04:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does VRI work? Hardly. Even in the areas they're deployed, the gun violence still goes on.

9/06/2015 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thought crime was so low the police were disbanded.

6 corners area is as peaceful as can be.

hell, we have a superalderman in john arena. nya nya.

9/06/2015 07:19:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

It's like a water balloon. You squeeze one part and the water goes to the other.

I am very deep today.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

9/06/2015 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The redistribution and scattering of former Chicago Public Housing residents and Section 8 tenants is also making various Chicago neighborhoods look like ghetto war zones even though the housing stock has not deteriorated in appearance. Many former residents of Cabrini Green were resettled in Albany Park, Rogers Park and Uptown and their criminal pathologies traveled North with them.

It is bizarre to see these low life loiterers aimlessly wandering the streets at all hours of the day and night, looking for opportunities to engage in criminal mischief or mayhem while some of their neighbors are trying to keep up appearances and maintain their homes.

9/06/2015 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The liberal communist democrats are distribuiting there people via section 8 to nice neighborhoods.

9/06/2015 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Albany park? Give me a break, I've worked there for several years, she's delusional. Still a retirement home....we are backlogged sometimes, but constant gunfire? Negative.

9/06/2015 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so glad I got out of Albany Park when I did. The 9 1/2 fingered asshole isn't going to rest until whole city is a gang infested shithole.

9/06/2015 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT,
Did Garry send any CPD officers to help
In Fox Lake?
He spends 100 million policing the ghetto
he should be able to lend a helping hand to
Fox Lake.

9/06/2015 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That district is way short on manpower! Tact teams are only 8 man and there are less than 200 POs assigned to the district. Scary short!

9/06/2015 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there more black committed crime in these areas? More black violent crime? I just read that the average number of blacks killed in America each year is 9,000, almost all of it committed by their peers.

9/06/2015 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/06/2015 04:16:00 AM
Just because prices are up doesn't mean crap. Still pockets of scumbags, reminds me of uptown, just a little better.

9/06/2015 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Albany park? Give me a break, I've worked there for several years, she's delusional. Still a retirement home....we are backlogged sometimes, but constant gunfire? Negative.

9/06/2015 08:56:00 AM

Hard to hear the gunshots when you're driving a desk.

9/06/2015 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
thought crime was so low the police were disbanded.

6 corners area is as peaceful as can be.

hell, we have a superalderman in john arena. nya nya.

9/06/2015 07:19:00 AM

No businesses at Six Corners. (No product, no cash registers, nothing of value.)
No patrons or shoppers at Six Corners. (No place to shop or eat and nothing but a sea of empty 'paid parking' spots.)
No cars parked at Six Corners. (No auto theft or theft from auto.)
Equals...
No crime at Six Corners.

9/06/2015 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
That's the 17th district which has become a blood bath this year. Probably the shortest district on manpower in the city. Only 193 Police officers assigned to the district and that counts inside cops too. Midnights has only 43 POs! Scary low!

9/06/2015 01:08:00 AM<<<

I worked Albany Park when it was a great place to work and it had 300 plus cops. It was busy enough to keep you interested but not too busy to get you overwhelmed. The variety of people, every kind of European, Oriental, Hispanic and Middle Eastern made it very interesting. I left when it was still good there but I knew things would change when Daley closed down the projects.

9/06/2015 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

35th needs to send some POs to 017 just off probation. The district very low on manpower.

9/06/2015 03:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That district is operating with a skeleton crew. Big time short on bodies.

9/06/2015 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This is total bull. The media is engaging in a vast distortion. Albany Park is gentrifying at a very accelerated rate. Don't believe me? Ok, go to www.redfin.com or realtor.com and see all of the houses for sale that are over $500,000. Albany Park is one of Chicago's true hidden gems. Parts of it are gritty but they too are gentrifying slowly.

"Check out this home that recently sold in the Albany Park neighborhood for $785,000.
http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4219-N-Sawyer-Ave_Chicago_IL_60618_M85321-36069"

9/06/2015 04:16:00 AM

Aren't "redfin" and "realtor" and all those other real estate listings sites enough for you? Why must we be subjected to your advertising and commercial activities here?

9/06/2015 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The taxpayers have been repeatedly lied to when it comes to manpower. If we are TRULY only a thousand or so officers down, then were is the manpower in the Districts?

The Districts, where we the people most need them, are almost nonexistent. So we are either really undermanned, or Garry is the worst manager this Department has ever seen.

So which is it Rahm?

9/06/2015 07:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, there are nice properties in Albany Park but you have to be able to travel safely to and from them. A good friend of mine has had a condo in AP for years and many of those years have been peaceful but not lately. First came the O'Hare runway reconfiguration with annoying levels of noise overhead (a classic example of Rahm lying his ass off). Then somewhere around 2012-2013 a gang war heated up and continues to this day. That shithole of a liquor store on the NW corner of Kedzie and Montrose doesn't help - one of the area's disadvantaged yutes met his end on the sidewalk outside there among numerous other incidents. Then there was the machete attack on the CTA Kedzie el platform. Purse snatchings and assorted mayhem occur at the Kedzie, Francisco and Rockwell stops too. The neighborhood just isn't the same and my friend is lucky to be in a position to sell soon, take a small profit and flee to the suburbs.

Not A Cop

9/06/2015 09:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...as if they had access to cars and public transit with which to transport their brand of mayhem across the city." -- SCC

The same transportation that will get you from South Bend, Indiana to Willowbrook to savagely assault a young woman in her home -- the same vehicle that will get you out to Indian Head Park to murder a 14-year-old girl during the commission of a burglary -- runs great while the occupants are busily shooting at people on the Eisenhower or Dan Ryan, or smashing through the front doors of Michigan Avenue stores that stock expensive designer clothing and accessories, or trying to back over policemen on the street, but it always seems to burst a hose or drop its tranny on the street or something when it gets near any one of dozens of major, brightly-lighted supermarkets that carry fresh food for the babies and older folks at home.

Thus, the alleged "Food Desert" that someone else is supposed to do something about.

Fascinating.

9/06/2015 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rev Al Sharpton is calling all black leaders to meet him in Chicago
to see about the problem with crimes against blacks.
That can't be good! More bullshit coming at ya!
Don't be their poster boy example.

9/06/2015 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put the blame where it belongs, and it is NOT Mayor Rahm. Blame the balloon asshole Daley for destroying Chicago and making the Walsh' and Pepper' construction companies billions. Knocked down the jets and the chaos started.
Rahm gets shit for doing the right things and probably kicks his walls in his home when he hears the midgets name.
Daley forgot where all the cash he took is buried.

9/06/2015 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Albany park? Give me a break, I've worked there for several years, she's delusional. Still a retirement home....we are backlogged sometimes, but constant gunfire? Negative.

9/06/2015 08:56:00 AM

Hard to hear the gunshots when you're driving a desk.

I work the street on 3rd watch in 017. Your probably one of the po's who has spent his entire career in 017. You heard me right 017 is STILL a retirement home and this person is delusional.

9/07/2015 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

017 is one of the slowest districts, like always has been. We have just lost manpower over the years, and it has not been replaced. The gunfire she hears everyday, nonsense...

9/07/2015 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"No businesses at Six Corners. (No product, no cash registers, nothing of value.)
No patrons or shoppers at Six Corners. (No place to shop or eat and nothing but a sea of empty 'paid parking' spots.)
No cars parked at Six Corners. (No auto theft or theft from auto.)
Equals...
No crime at Six Corners."

9/06/2015 01:49:00 PM

They even got rid of the news stand and removed the little green '40s water fountain -- must have been one of the last in the city. Really -- they used to take it out for winter and put it back in the spring.

Another small piece of civilization gone...

9/07/2015 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will Chicago hire another 2,000 police officers in the next two years ?
That the number reduced from the 2011 budget .

9/09/2015 07:55:00 PM  
Blogger James Jennings said...

Why hasn't the media revealed the identity of the motorist who drove the wrong way on the expressway that killed the Chicago Ridge police officer?

9/15/2015 11:28:00 AM  

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