August 23, 2011

CAPS Beat 2422 August Meeting

As many of you know, 'downtown' cut back on the CAPS program and the
24th has changed some beat meetings to accomodate officers shifts.
Unfortunately Beat 2422 was moved from 7:00 PM to 5:00 PM and to the
4th Thursday of the month. Unfortunately, many of the regular
attendees are just getting off work at that time. The 24th would like
to see how a sector meeting would work between Beat 2422 and 2424.

Below is the schedule I was given for the next few months. I hope you
can work this into your schedule because the officers need to hear
from you. If you are not comfortable discussing problems in a public
meeting, please contact the CAPS office at (312)744-6321 and discuss
with one of the officers. However, an hour of your time by enough of
you for your neighborhood just might make the difference. It's your
neighborhood - not the anti-socials.

August 25th 5pm will be at 1610 W. Howard - Willye White Community Center

September 22nd and October 27th will be at 7340 N. Rogers at 7pm.
Pottawattomie Park -- Field House

November's meeting will be on Tuesday the 22nd 5pm at 7450 N. Rogers to
discuss how the meetings worked at 7340 N. Rogers with Beat 2424.

August 9, 2011

More on Saturday's Shooting/Murder For Hire

Special thanks to the 24th District Police for getting these young men off the street.

Thanks to the watchers who make a difference. Are the rest of you ready to start watching and getting involved a little more?

August 8, 2011

Update on Jonquil Shooting Suspect

Here's an update from Mike Luckenbach's blog. (click headline) I heard one shot a little after 12:30 AM. I thought it was a gunshot but for a poor neighborhood, there's ample money for illegal cherry bombs. In this place one can become numbed by the constant noises of the hood. Loud cars blasting stereos, people yelling instead of using doorbells, sirens all hours of the day and night as firetrucks also respond to certain 911 calls.

Sadly, the shooting comes as no surprise to the few of us who have complained to the powers that be about the many problem buildings with problem tenants. Do I need to re-post the addresses? 1549, 1542, 1546 W. Jonquil, 7700 N Marshfield, and the Howard Theatre building for starters. Just click on any link over the years and years of posts and you will probably find that very little has changed. Howard Street has nearly disintegrated. But the willingness to continue a failed social experiment is still strong and supported by people who don't live in this area.

I would urge the ward office to start Follow Me Any Night Walks on Jonquil and other core streets and have a real eye-opener. Hopefully the non-resident owners and supporters will be invited to attend.