2 days ago

Updated 3 min ago

Self Appointed Guardians of the Park - Another excuse to undermine and demean PR Community

I want to bring to the attention of the Puerto Rican Community that several members of this board using the cover of law and order are finding new ways to undermine Puerto Rican Community in the park.

They are using cameras and cell phones to record "Illegal Activity" and overwhelming the Police with calls exaggerating claims of noise and mayhem in the park.

As a member of the local park community that has resided in Humboldt Park for the last 13 years, I think this is insulting, racist and demeaning. I know the real intentions behind behind your accusations.

  • @Mike Conover do you have a camera control center at your office or home that you give direction to your subjects to call 911. Could you please share the web address for the Camera at Muñoz and Mozart so I can also call 911. When was the last time you were ever in the park?

  • As I said Burge Karwosky you obviously haven't been to North Avenue Beach in a long time. From the link to the story I am posting is this quote:

    "Visitors to the city's busiest beach say there are plenty of people drinking and doing drugs, almost with impunity, despite a...

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    As I said Burge Karwosky you obviously haven't been to North Avenue Beach in a long time. From the link to the story I am posting is this quote:

    "Visitors to the city's busiest beach say there are plenty of people drinking and doing drugs, almost with impunity, despite a visible police presence."

    And anyone who has visited the beach in the last few years can attest to this. You notice it almost immediately. So you can either believe a washed up dirty cop or people who have actually been to North Avenue Beach during this century.

    http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/152223430-story

Aug 21

Updated 3 hours ago

Dragracing pull attention away from drug dealing in Humboldt Park tonight, Sunday.

Sales of drugs and deals of drugs are made while drag racing, speed racing, loud music, screaming, disorderly behavior and general mayhem pull attention away. Participants are local as well as non-locals. Deals and distribution of drugs are made right in Humboldt Park. No police cars are present despite Alderman Roberto Maldonado promised to keep the park safe and usable for all people. Alderman Roberto Maldonado's actions makes Humboldt Park to a criminal headquarter.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    James doesn't know what he is writing about again. I worked the 018th District. There are a few walkways under LSD to get to all the beaches in the district. Officers are posted at these bottle necks and all coolers are searched! People with alcohol are told to take it...

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    James doesn't know what he is writing about again. I worked the 018th District. There are a few walkways under LSD to get to all the beaches in the district. Officers are posted at these bottle necks and all coolers are searched! People with alcohol are told to take it back to their vehicles or throw it any in front of the officer. This was not done at the beginning of this summer when the gang fights broke out but I am sure it was in full swing when C.P.D. even brought back the Summer Mobile Force to patrol the lake front and parks again. Of coarse the man power came out of our own already depleted 014th and is why our park has such low attention!

  • I have lived in Chicago all my life and not once have I had my cooler searched when going to North Avenue beach nor have I ever saw police at the "chokepoints" that exist in RAK's fantasy world. At Montrose there is enough parking to drive a camper full of booze to the beach.

4 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

    Are the Police Racist?
    Are the police racist? Do they disproportionately shoot African-Americans? Are incidents in places like Ferguson and Baltimore evidence of systemic discrimination? Heather Mac Donald, a scholar at the Manhattan Institute, explains.
    https://www.prageru.com
  • I almost agree with val. The thing that is bothersome to the nation, and Chicago, IMHO are the people killed while not committing crimes - but were killed by civilians. Like Dwane Wades cousin that was killed by crossfire last weekend while pushing a stroller with baby in it.

    If...

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    I almost agree with val. The thing that is bothersome to the nation, and Chicago, IMHO are the people killed while not committing crimes - but were killed by civilians. Like Dwane Wades cousin that was killed by crossfire last weekend while pushing a stroller with baby in it.

    If you look at the number of police shootings resulting in death vs the number of non- police shootings resulting in death, it is like 100 to 1 or 1000 to 1.

    Sorry, I don't have a data source to back that up, but if I'm wrong I'm sure somebody will correct me.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    BB, here we go again, please read again slowly " Let's change it to their actions are not motivated by race. These studies prove that police who are as racist as everyone else, do not allow racism to control their actions in performing their jobs."! Are you implying that officers...

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    BB, here we go again, please read again slowly " Let's change it to their actions are not motivated by race. These studies prove that police who are as racist as everyone else, do not allow racism to control their actions in performing their jobs."! Are you implying that officers of color are not racist? Or at least as racist as white officer? So, 75% of all white officers are racist in your book, how did you get on the job? Again, don't let any other officer find out who you are or many no one will respond at your next 10-1! Wait, forget that, I was assuming you work the street and you know what I mean by WORK the street.

30 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Attemped home robbery on Spaulding and Potomac- Humboldt Park

For those of you in this area, please beware. Tenants 1st flr apt was broken into and the grandfather walked in on a young thin male, possibly white or hispanic between 25-30. I know that isn't much of a description. The man pulled a knife and fortunately ran out without harming anyone.

This was last Thurs 8/26 around 12:10pm-12:30pm. He broke in through the bathroom window, which is pretty small. He was actually very neat and put things back... we're guessing he wanted tenants not to notice right away, maybe he intended on coming back.

Also, if you happened to see anything, please let me know.

Police report was filed.

17 hours ago

I love my community Humbolt Park

Est. since the 1960's for myself,
Born and raised in Humbolt Park

Aug 05

Updated 31 hours ago

Missing dog 8/4/16

2 yr old brown and white male chihuahua missing since 8/4/16 near Huron and Albany. Please call 312-560-3327 or 773-619-1821. Thank you.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

In need of basic lawn service

I need to clean up my yard my guy can no longer do it. Anyone has information phone number please send it my way thanks!

  • My condo association has gone with Martinez B Landscaping for a couple years, based on someone's prior recommendation on EveryBlock and they have been great! They also do snow removal in the winter

    Benjamin Martinez
    6042 S Mozart
    Chicago, IL 60629
    Cell: 773-317-5403
    Alt Cell: 773-776-3010
    martinezblandscaping@hotmail.com

  • Thank you!

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Man shot in West Town

About 9:30 p.m., the man was shot twice in the abdomen on the 2900 block of West Walton Street, according to Chicago Police.

    Man shot in West Town
    A 35-year-old was shot in the West Town neighborhood Thursday night. About 9:30 p.m., the man was shot twice in the abdomen on the 2900 block of West Walton Street, according to Chicago Police. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital where his condition was stabilized, police said.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • Anyone know if this was by the bodega at francisco and walton, I saw about 30 sketchy characters posting up outside there around 11-1130 pm a week or two (this included a white guy wih tatoos on his face) amongst other young men that seemed to be standing on a random corner for seemingly no reason

  • Yes it was on that corner

  • I used to live around there. That corner always attracted a dodgy element. I'm glad to be out of there.

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