Friday, June 29, 2018

Closing Underpasses is Racist!

  • One year after the murder of a 25-year-old woman triggered the racially-charged closing of the Ohio Street underpass, Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd) wants to seal off the underpass at Chicago Avenue and Lake Shore Drive.

    Hopkins said there was a “noticeable and dramatic decline” in overnight calls to 911 after the Ohio Street underpass was closed and he’s hoping for similar results at Chicago Avenue, which connects to Lake Shore Park.

    “At 2, 3, 4 in the morning, an increasing number of people are using that to access Lake Shore Park from the trail, then having illegal parties. Drug use, alcohol, under-age consumption. All of that is happening. And we really need to stop that,” Hopkins said.
Seems logical. If your business is closed for the night, you don't leave the doors unlocked and the windows open, right? After Hopkins had the Ohio Street underpass closed, complaints dropped, and there have been grounds for extensive complaints recently:
  • Hopkins noted that Lake Shore Park is not far from the area where 10 people were recently pushed into the lake by a group of young people who did it just for the fun of it. It’s also close to where a young suburban couple was surrounded by a group of thugs, culminating in the man being punched in face, hitting his head on the pavement and suffering a fractured skull.
Aldercreature Beale denounced the previous closure as racist:
  • When the Ohio underpass was closed, Beale denounced the move as racist. Last year, the Chicago Park District was ordered to close the Ohio Street underpass between midnight and 5 a.m. from April through October in a controversial move that, once again, exposed the city’s racial divide.

    Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) rushed the “order” — with an assist from Finance Chairman Edward M. Burke (14th) — in response to the Father’s Day 2017 murder of 25-year-old Raven Lemons near the underpass used to access the beach and the lakefront trail.

    Beale called it another example of the “double standard” that has long applied to crimes in white and minority communities. “If we start closing streets every time somebody gets killed, we would have over 600 blocks in the black and brown communities shut down,” Beale said then. “This is over-reaching, over-reacting. We deal with these types of things every single day in our communities. But when it happens downtown, [people say], ‘Let’s shut it down.’”
But it's hard to argue with actual results. And Beale must have realized what an asshole he sounded like demanding the shutdown of 600 blocks of black and brown communities when the killings are being done and brown communities.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw this article the other day. All I could do was roll my eyes. Logic is completely missing with these politicians. Park closes at 11:00. LOCK THE GATES!!! Use your fucking head, Beale, you moron.

6/29/2018 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They can still go to Rainbow beach near 75th Street. It looks like the Bakara Market on a hot summer night.

6/29/2018 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beal is not advocating for solutions in his ward rather imposing his views inside another ward! what a arrogant piece of politician!!!

6/29/2018 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doing or saying anything these days you are branded a racist if you don't have these progressive's view point. You are for law and order, your a racist. Your are for securing the border, your a racist. You are for deporting illegal aliens, your a racist. You have a different viewpoint than these progressives, you a racist. So they go on and on, it's getting tiresome.

6/29/2018 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While they're at it, close the underpasses at oak, division and north ave.

6/29/2018 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bed Wetter Beale has made several points, most of which he's either too retarded to understand, or presumes his audience is too retarded to see.

1. An underground pedestrian Tunnel is not the same as a surface level street.

2. An underground pedestrian Tunnel, leading away from where buildings housing people are, with streets upon which vehicles move, and leading to an area where there are no buildings with people living within, are no streets, with vehicles traveling to and fro, is not the same as the ghetto streets within his ward.

3. The Park District, which has authority over all City Parklands, has, and has had, the authority to definitively close said city parklands, per it's authority. The enforcement of law is not the only means the authority has to do so.

4. Bed Wetter Beale knows the above. Bed Wetter Beale knows that he'd prefer access to outside his ghetto ward victims, by his ghetto ward's predators, not be impeded.

5. Bed Wetter Beale knows that the closing(s) of pedestrian access Tunnel(s) impedes ALL pedestrians, not limited to his ghetto ward's predatory residents.

6. Bed Wetter Beale knows that this impeding will prevent the less thoughtful of victims from placing themselves within the isolated grasp of the more conniving of his ghetto ward's predators.

7. Bed Wetter Beale wets himself once again.

8. Bed Wetter Beale seems to be more concerned with ensuring his ghetto ward's predators have easy access to their isolated mugging grounds than for their victims.

9. Bed Wetter Beale laments the additional wear and tear upon the footwear of his ghetto ward's predators, said underground pedestrian Tunnel closings resulting in these predators having to travel farther from their preferred hunting grounds to stalk their prey.

Bed Wetter Beale.

An alderman truly representative of his constituency.

6/29/2018 02:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This explains why trump won

6/29/2018 04:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

calling it racist is a tacit admission of who is causing the problems on the lakefront

6/29/2018 05:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obvious absurdities of Beale the Brainless:

ALL pedestrians blocked from underground passageway during the witching hours.

Thus, only those determined to be out and within the near north lakefront park areas will be where they are determined to be, doing whatever it is they are determined to be doing.

Multiple access points at street levels provide ample access to the preceeding.

The alderman's race baiting is both transparently bullshit and typically democrat, as are ALL race baiting democrats.

6/29/2018 06:01:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

I don't remember him crying racism when the Cottage Grove underpass was closed after Yummy Sandifer met his just reward there.

6/29/2018 06:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just shut down the CTA Red Line.

6/29/2018 06:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets not forget victim Pam Johnson who was struck and killed fleeing armed Robbers
at Chicago Ave and Lsd by a pack of adult and Juvenile offenders in 2016. Her life mattered. The tunnel brought them all across the drive to the unmanned lakefront.

6/29/2018 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the early 90s, myself and other men in my quiet bedroom community, would routinely take Sawzalls to round ball hoops that the Park District would insist on fixing at the local park.

The roundball court had become a magnet for violent Section 8 residents of a nearby neighborhood☹️.

Our actions positively affected the site, resulting in ZERO problems at said site.🙂.

It was CAPS in action.

6/29/2018 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I give up ... I'm racist.

6/29/2018 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beale should march with Flakey on the xway to protest this racism!!!!

6/29/2018 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Black and Brown communities being murdered by Black and Browns". That's a Racist statement if I ever heard one. That only occurs 95 percent of the time.

6/29/2018 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crying racism is the go-to for liberals. They see racists behind every tree and under every rock. It is a handy excuse when you want to avoid the obvious, personal responsibility. Cook County closes the forest preserves at dusk every night. Is that also racist? However, since I live across the street from a forest preserve, on occasion I will hear gunshot coming from inside. I will call the police, but they will not respond ( suburban cops and Forest Preserve cops). They do not want to go into the woods at night and who would blame them?

6/29/2018 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can logic all day with these clowns yaknow?

"Representatives" and "representative" of the community they come from right? Thats why you get screwballs like "Mad Maxie" crapping in the gilded toilets of Congress when in a real country they'd be shitting in some west side gas station crapper.

6/29/2018 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The underpasses are Racist! All the lights are white!

6/29/2018 08:28:00 AM  
Blogger stash the polski guy said...

amazing that the aggrieved leaders of the aggrieved communities can find racism in any small measure to promote public safety.

does baele have an interest in the free enterprise going on in the ped tunnel?

6/29/2018 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn’t it used to be that no one is supposed to be in or on any Park District property after 2300 hrs?

6/29/2018 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please remember that the woman shot last year which caused the tunnel closure was a black person from the Austin neighborhood. Someone was gunning for her affiliated boyfriend and clipped her instead. I don’t see how closing a gate to a closed park during its closure hours is racist. Is there a particular race which violates the closure of said park?

6/29/2018 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually if all those blocks could somehow be "shut down", it would have a favorable impact on crime. Even more blocks, even less crime.

6/29/2018 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tommy Dart couldn’t be found for comment. Please be on the lookout for a man wearing a hair piece and a wind breaker in areas where prostitution occurs. He’s looking for that “hooker with a heart of gold.”

6/29/2018 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, I truly doubt Beale realizes what an asshole he sounds like. Fat chance of that.

6/29/2018 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You democrats keep up the good work ! it's going to guarantee Trump another term in office.

6/29/2018 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I say “I’m a racist” is that racist?

6/29/2018 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Beale admit's that Black's Downtown are the Problem, 98% of documented Violent Crime according to Police Report's.

6/29/2018 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hear ye hear ye! I put forth this proclamation enshrining the rights of the ghetto predator to roam freely amungst the unarmed and unpoliced populations and areas of the great City of Chicago. For it has been known that our cultural heritage is one of victimizing the unsuspecting - and then using their values of “fairness” to weave a new narrative. That and “just funnin’”. A new narrative of victim-hood by the aggressors! Do not pay any kind to the data collected regarding crime and homicides. That data is skewed. Also ignore your personal experience, for it also skewed! Our ancestral hunting grounds must remain open and free to the population!

6/29/2018 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Double standard? So because a lot of blacks kill a lot of blacks in black neighborhoods, whites, business owners, and the general population are supposed to turn a blind eye when the crime starts spilling out into typically safe areas?

Conversely, if they started shutting down streets and tunnels in black neighborhoods to prevent crime, just GUESS what they'd say about that...

I think the response they're looking for is "let the criminals run wild and do nothing about it, because that's the only way to make sure that no ones rights get trampled". In other words, "Black Crime Matters!"

6/29/2018 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about just applying the law and convicting all the criminals after they're arrested.

6/29/2018 02:40:00 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Just a few words from an ex-pat in rural western Montana, it seems like the powers that be have no control of sociopaths running wild in the streets. It is going to get worse especially if the hot weather continues. If that happened here the vigilantes would put a quick stop to it. I left 21 years ago I can't imagine how bad it is now.

6/30/2018 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coming from an alderman who routinley attends gang parties and helps his gang leader friends acquire business licences fresh out of prison.

6/30/2018 03:18:00 PM  

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