Time to Close the Beaches!
Higher temperatures predicted the rest of the week - topping out at almost 100 degrees on Friday (heat index well over 100). In order to avoid problems and prevent untoward violence, Rahm needs to use the Summer Mobile Force to immediately shut down the beaches. All that cool water only provokes people (and folks) to act out. We take you back to June 2011:
- Police have been blaming hot weather on Monday for the sudden evacuation of North Avenue Beach.
But as CBS 2 [...] reports, two days later, a lot of residents and beachgoers still are not buying the city’s version of events.
They want to know, why weren’t all the beaches closed on Monday?
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is now asking for a report on what went down, but he’s standing by the decision to close.
Meanwhile, city officials are sticking to their story about collapsing beachgoers who were sick from the heat pushing people to close North Avenue Beach around 6 p.m. on Memorial Day.
“You had public safety and you had public health,” Emanuel said. “There’s no Monday morning quarterbacking.”
“There was no gang activity that was involved in the commander’s decision to close the beach,” said police Supt. Garry McCarthy.
We wonder if anyone in the media actually followed up on that report. CBS, you want to answer that one?