Thursday, August 25, 2016

Double Digit Increases

Sam Kinison had a comedy routine back in the 1980's making light of the Ethiopian famine. It went something along the lines of, "...live where the food is! You live in a f@#$ing desert! Move to where the food is!"

Guess where crime is up double digits this year? Where the police aren't - kind of an "anti-Kinison" explanation:
  • A wave of violent crime is washing across the North Side this year as Chicago police officers face increasing threats and scrutiny.

    Through July 31, violent crime reports are up in every lakefront neighborhood from the Loop to Edgewater.

    Reports of the most serious crimes—homicide, criminal sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated battery—are up as much as 61%. Uptown saw the smallest increase in our study, with 15% more violent crime this year.

    And virtually every area is also seeing an increase in total crime. Only North Center showed an overall crime drop through July 31, with a 4% reduction compared to the same time last year.

    The Loop has seen crime jump 26% overall this year, the most of any area. Near North is up 15%. Lincoln Park and Edgewater have both seen 11% overall crime increases.
That's pretty bad. But as the pressure is brought to bear on the hood, the hood goes where the pressure isn't as great and the hunting is extremely....lucrative, shall we say?

And Eddie, via Rahm, just whistles along with the violin as Rome burns.

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39 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It reminds me of Jurassic Park. The computer geek hacked the system through a back door, so he could disable the security systems and steal some specimens. Except that once the fences went down, the velociraptors started running amok throughout the grounds.

Menawhile, the owner of the place doesn't want to let the animal handlers deal with the problem and just can't own up to his part of the shit show. People died some ugly deaths, but the owner wouldn't let the handlers deal with the problem until some of his family were endangered.

I'd kind of like to see Rahm and Eddie trying to run some through some tall grass . . .


8/25/2016 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We got deserts in America too!!! We just don't live in them, asshole!!!".

Kinison was one funny SOB.

8/25/2016 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do the people who voted for Rahm like him now!! He has done more to make people leave than the last 5 mayors. People thought the snow storm of 79 was bad. Wait until you get mugged and a beat down.

8/25/2016 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This increase on the northside is not just because we take police out of the northside districts and send them to points south and west. It is also because the offenders know that they can travel the city with guns and not face the chance of getting stopped that they historically have.

8/25/2016 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Light up the phone lines. Start protesting in front of the Alderthieves house, office, and business if he has one.

If that doesn't work, take a page from BLM, and burn some shit down? It works for them!

8/25/2016 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get your FOID. Get Trained. Get your Carry License. Practice, practice, practice!!!

The police are all miles away, keeping a lid on the Southside.

8/25/2016 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The general public would absolutely shit their panties if they knew how much crime goes on every single night in the loop. Just this past week multiple people were robbed at gunpoint, thousands of dollars worth of merchandise was shoplifted, cell phones and purses were snatched, cars and condos were burglarized, visitors to our library, beaches and museums were assaulted, there were multiple carjackings, shootings, pickpockets . . . and the list goes on and on. The media only reports the sensational because the other crimes committed have just become routine. What a sad state this city is in.

8/25/2016 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Sam Kinison had a comedy routine back in the 1980's making light of the Ethiopian famine."

So that's how this "food desert" meme got started.

8/25/2016 02:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...as the pressure is brought to bear on the hood, the hood goes where the pressure isn't as great and the hunting is extremely...lucrative, shall we say?"

Bounding across the savannah, pulling down the weak and injured. Just following nature's eternal imperative to seek out low-hanging fruit.

It's Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom!

8/25/2016 02:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So why exactly should I want to live in Chicago?

Safe streets?
Low taxes?
Great schools?

Why should I want to commute to Chicago for a job?

Easy Parking?
No taxes
Safe streets?
Safe Mass Transit?

Why?

8/25/2016 03:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm shocked! Shocked I tell you!

Well, not that shocked.

8/25/2016 03:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed will never be given heat by city hall or the alderjags for all of the increase in crime... He's black.

8/25/2016 03:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should see the barebones sheets in 001 on all 3 watches. It is dangerous for the officers and the backlog nearly 24/7 for weeks means all the citizens are getting are VINs and victimization.

8/25/2016 04:24:00 AM  
Blogger JohnL said...

Of course the thugs know that the good guys (cops) are less prevalent on the North side of town. The Einsteins at city hall transferred the cops to the South side, but has not helped much. POLICE LIVES MATTER!

8/25/2016 04:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can thank the wonderful support of police by politicians and Black Lies Matter folks for your rising crime rate. If you don't want cops, they won't be there. Simple equation. Enjoy your day!

8/25/2016 05:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sam was a smart man. I would pay a lot of money to watch him debate Hillary.

8/25/2016 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is going even higher!

A new wave of retirements is coming!

More Veteran Officers are leaving and nothing coming into the area!

Citizens better arm themselves! Go get that CCL

8/25/2016 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Rogers Park continued to be crap.

8/25/2016 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...







The great unspoken truth is that certain communities tolerate crime.


It's that simple.

8/25/2016 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are 2000 officers short, what happened to the money budgeted to pay them, why are they raising my taxes and at the same time importing refugees who need free housing, food, education. Keep voting democrat. Arm yourself, we're gonna be late.

8/25/2016 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As said earlier,

Get your FOID, go to class, Get your CCW card and practice.

Your chances on being a victim are increasing while your chances of having a police officer respond
are decreasing.

As I was taught by my father and grandfather both veterans and retired CPD members.
There are two types out here Sheep and Wolves. WHICH ARE YOU GOING TO BE?

8/25/2016 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


It reminds me of Jurassic Park. The computer geek hacked the system through a back door, so he could disable the security systems and steal some specimens. Except that once the fences went down, the velociraptors started running amok throughout the grounds.

8/25/2016 12:29:00 AM

This Jurassic Park comparison is probably the best I've heard. This sums up pretty much what is happening in Chicago. Rahm is laughing all the way to the bank saying "ah ah ah...you didn't say the magic word...ah ah ah...ah ah ah."

8/25/2016 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If any one gave a shit they would look at the manpower in 001. Talk about officer safety - down 6-7 cars per watch; one beat car per sector and if your lucky, a wagon. Its criminal. 35th street just looks the other way. Yet it has the biggest population in the city on 2w and with all the tourists and colleges, it goes 24 hrs now. Management by disaster means when the next disaster happens, and we all know it will, you will have left some really good, dedicated officers hanging.

8/25/2016 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Pigpen said...

I miss Sam, used to laff myself into a drunken state of utopia

8/25/2016 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where did all the $$$$$ for the 2,000 police officers go when shortshanks was mayor?
rahmmie cuts officers from budget and does not keep up with attrition .
still 3 men to change a light bulb

8/25/2016 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Sam was a smart man. I would pay a lot of money to watch him debate Hillary."

8/25/2016 06:28:00 AM

...uncensored!

Considering her condition, such a thing might well be the end of her...

8/25/2016 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The media only reports the sensational because the other crimes committed have just become routine."

8/25/2016 01:31:00 AM

They pick and choose. A good, clear HD surveillance video of an expensive "fixie" or a stuffed tip jar being stolen in Wicker Park or Bucktown fills up space nicely.

8/25/2016 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This isn't rocket science. Put a sufficient number of cops in the hood to keep the lid on. Then instead of letting the decent neighborhoods go unprotected, hire enough cops to fully staff those areas as well. Better yet, put the cops in the tax paying parts of town and let the BLM crowd have their way with no cops in their hoods. It's what they want anyway.

8/25/2016 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please don't protect the tax payers! I mean....why protect the people that actually contribute to society

8/25/2016 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

North Center is hard to get to. No easy access, and lots of traffic on main streets. Lincoln, Damen, etc.
CCL (plus good insurance and attys) baby, only way to go

8/25/2016 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Closed on our house Aug 23rd. Just registered to vote in Fl. It feels really good being a former Chicagoan. PS. Lateral transfers common in SW Florida.

8/25/2016 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all the people that Eddie picked there should be virtually no crime

8/25/2016 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are all the Investigative Reporters showing that White citizens in Districts 8,16,22 are being victims of Black Criminals . I do not think Black citizens in 7,11 etc. are being victims by White Criminals .

8/25/2016 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Feel bad for the tourists, Convention folks who come to Chicago. not aware how bad crime has become even on Mich Boul....
..18 % Chicago hotel tax ,21% rental car tax ...12 % restaurant tax and even throw in violent crime

8/25/2016 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Marlin Perkins, BITCHES! said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
"...as the pressure is brought to bear on the hood, the hood goes where the pressure isn't as great and the hunting is extremely...lucrative, shall we say?"

Bounding across the savannah, pulling down the weak and injured. Just following nature's eternal imperative to seek out low-hanging fruit.

It's Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom!

8/25/2016 02:52:00 AM

Told ya this was gonna happen if you let Rahm
steal Police from taxpayers and dump them into
the "community."

Now you have members of the "community"
exercising license to predate in areas where
Police and Policing no longer exists by Rahm's
Intentional design.

You see... Rahm is more afraid of those angry
and noisy tax-absorbers than he is of you
tax-payers.

You tax-payers are too busy trying to take care
of your obligations. It's not like you actually have
time to disrupt meetings, obstruct traffic and parade
around yelling into bullhorns.

Rahm exploits this and uses the tax-absorbers as a
weapon to keep the tax-payers away from the levers
of power and forcibly installing responsive representative
municipal governance...

Who the fuck is gonna make any money off of that?

8/25/2016 02:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the remarks about Sam Kinison are making kind of homesick. Not so much in terms of place, but time. Goddammit, I'm really starting to hate the 21st century so far.

From the pop culture vault known as youtube, my favorite few minutes of Sam Kinison. For some reason, I picture policy discussions between the know nothing millenial morons (moronials) and the salty dogs with 20+ years going like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Hn9xAaKUbw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

8/25/2016 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Closed on our house Aug 23rd. Just registered to vote in Fl. It feels really good being a former Chicagoan. PS. Lateral transfers common in SW Florida.

8/25/2016 01:09:00 PM

So is Zika. Be careful.
(But congratulations on making your escape!)

8/25/2016 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If any one gave a shit they would look at the manpower in 001.

8/25/2016 09:15:00 AM


Manpower is fine in 001. Do they really need 70 on tact.

8/26/2016 03:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
North Center is hard to get to. No easy access, and lots of traffic on main streets. Lincoln, Damen, etc.
CCL (plus good insurance and attys) baby, only way to go

The exact location where there was a triple shooting a year ago over flow? With one fatality? Or the beat where robberies are up over 250% in the last year? I sure hope your not on the job, not realizing what's going on in that area. Your better off living in Rogers Park. Unless of course, you rent

8/26/2016 04:35:00 AM  

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