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All Lives Matter - Black Professor Says "Unleash those troops"

Here is a very interesting Op-Ed piece publishing in Washington DC "the Hill" by Chicago based Black American, Jamaican immigrant Jason D. Hill - an honors professor of philosophy at DePaul University.

Professor Hill argues that Chicago's criminal street gangs have created fiefdoms where they are extorting regular citizens offering "protection" from their own robbers, rapists and killers. He is calling on President Trump to bring in Federal law enforcement including armed troops.

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Here is a very interesting Op-Ed piece publishing in Washington DC "the Hill" by Chicago based Black American, Jamaican immigrant Jason D. Hill - an honors professor of philosophy at DePaul University.

Professor Hill argues that Chicago's criminal street gangs have created fiefdoms where they are extorting regular citizens offering "protection" from their own robbers, rapists and killers. He is calling on President Trump to bring in Federal law enforcement including armed troops.

"We teach, as we should, the values of self-reliance and personal responsibility. But those virtues needs a clean space to thrive and flourish, a place where an innocent 13-year-old Hispanic girl trying to earn some extra money as a babysitter is exempt from having to negotiate with extortionist gang-bangers who extract half her earnings from her under the pretense of protecting her life and her virginity. In Chicago, some neighborhoods are overseen by gangs that ought to be viewed as operators of terror cells, nihilistic institutional organizations that invade the sphere of civilized life. These gangs have declared themselves above the law. "

http://thehill.com/opinion/criminal-justice/389056-mr-president-please-send-the-troops-to-chicago

Whether you agree or disagree with Dr. Hill, please pass this around and encourage others in our city and in places of power (Washington DC) to honestly look at the crime situation in our city. What should we do?

    Mr. President, please send the troops to Chicago
    President Trump Donald John Trump Comey: Trump's 'Spygate' claims are made up Trump taps vocal anti-illegal immigration advocate for State Dept's top refugee job Seattle Seahawks player: Trump is 'an idiot' for saying protesting NFL players 'shouldn't be in the country' MORE , during your presidential campaign you made a promise to send federal troops to drain the swamp in Washington, D.C.
    http://thehill.com
  • Couldn't be more right if he tried ... it's really quite astonishing how so many within the community will defend these cultural collapses (all under the guise of "systematic racism") -- meanwhile these same communities continue to witness what amounts to a genocide while they blame the cops for their...

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    Couldn't be more right if he tried ... it's really quite astonishing how so many within the community will defend these cultural collapses (all under the guise of "systematic racism") -- meanwhile these same communities continue to witness what amounts to a genocide while they blame the cops for their problems. That's exactly why there's been such an influx of black conservatives rising up and raising their voices as of late. REAL black leaders are tired of the charade, the empty promises and the empty "prayers" ... and it's about time.

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Woman caught in crossfire of South Side shooting dies

Turnbow, who lived in the 4600 block of South Vincennes Avenue, was pronounced dead on Wednesday at Stroger Hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office.

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Police found Turnbow after the shooting facedown near a park in Bronzeville about 5:40 p.m. in the 4900 block of South Calumet Avenue, police said.

    Woman caught in crossfire of South Side shooting dies
    A woman who was caught in an exchange of gunfire near a South Side park last month has died, officials said Sunday. Traci Turnbow, 28, was shot in the head on April 29 when a man in a white Jaguar and several men on bicycles were firing at each other in Bronzeville, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Peep -- Okay......Changes, progress whatever you want to call it. I started my education at Murray Elementary School on to Bret Harte and then Kenwood High. I grew up and played and went to school with every ethnic group known. Hyde Park offered everything for every income in the community...

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    Peep -- Okay......Changes, progress whatever you want to call it. I started my education at Murray Elementary School on to Bret Harte and then Kenwood High. I grew up and played and went to school with every ethnic group known. Hyde Park offered everything for every income in the community when Hyde Park was a residential neighborhood and not so much commercial. There was the Y.M.C.A. on 53rd street where the dorchester strip mall now sits. Hyde park also had five affordable grocery stores with fresh food choices that catered to all family income. Five outdoor basketball courts throughout Hyde Park that are now tennis courts, field hockey and buildings that were constructed on top. I was a Boy Scout that had meetings at the old Sinai Temple that stood at 53rd and South Shore Drive. I could go on but I get sentimental.
    Thank God the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club is still there. I've spent the last twenty five years in San Francisco. (check out HBO's San Francisco 2.0) it's happening everywhere. You can't go back home :-(
    Peace

  • San Fran?!? Shoot man, it doesn't get much more cost-prohibitive than that!!!

    :)

    But, you're right. The only thing guaranteed in this world is change (and the fact that we can't change it). But, we can adapt and be prepared as best we can for it, and that's all I'm really saying. I'd rather focus on raising collective equity vs arguing over which area should be kept artificially blighted.

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May 15

Updated 3 days ago

Segregation in Chicago won't be solved while anti-"gentrification" sentiment flourishes.

The Metropolitan Planning Council recently published a report of 25 steps we can take to address the segregation epidemic in Chicago.

Know what's funny? Or, maybe I should say, sad? Nowhere in the report do they address the fact that in today's political/social climate, when 'whites' move into any one given area on the South and/or West sides...they're not welcomed as "segregation busters". No, they're more often called 'gentrifiers'.

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The Metropolitan Planning Council recently published a report of 25 steps we can take to address the segregation epidemic in Chicago.

Know what's funny? Or, maybe I should say, sad? Nowhere in the report do they address the fact that in today's political/social climate, when 'whites' move into any one given area on the South and/or West sides...they're not welcomed as "segregation busters". No, they're more often called 'gentrifiers'.

It's the new trendy bigotry...and its been cultivated and allowed to fester to the point where, even local alderman have come out amongst the ranks of the Chicago machine to decry its atrocities: "How dare white professionals think they can move into one of these areas!" Think that's hyperbolic? Look at some of the anti-development ordinances being proposed by these political 'leaders' in traditionally underserved communities. Wake up friends. They want to keep these areas economically depressed and artificially deflated to secure votes of their own prosperity - not yours. The first black POTUS can't even open his community center without legions of protests and controversy from the "where's mine!" crowd ... and we think segregation is going to be busted by a few talking points on educational policy and equity?

Nah. This is a top-down epidemic. Years of race-baiting and pandering have created this cultural cancer. Race relations have gotten worse, not better. And this disparity of equity has been created, curated and maintained by the Chicago machine. Let's not forget that.

Tough conversations and new ideas are what will solve these issues. We'll end segregation when we celebrate our individual strengths vs obsessing over our petty differences. And they are just that...beyond petty. White, black, we're all the same. But we can't fight REAL racism when we're too busy chasing fake boogeymen.

http://www.metroplanning.org/costofsegregation/roadmap.aspx?utm_source=%2froadmap&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=redirect

    Our Equitable Future: A Roadmap for the Chicago Region - Metropolitan Planning Council
    http://www.metroplanning.org
  • @Vox - As I've mentioned multiple times now, I'm not asking or expecting to be "welcomed" as anything. I've merely been pointing out how whites are perceived when they move into these areas - it's made into a racial issue when it's quite clearly an economic one. Black gentrification has...

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    @Vox - As I've mentioned multiple times now, I'm not asking or expecting to be "welcomed" as anything. I've merely been pointing out how whites are perceived when they move into these areas - it's made into a racial issue when it's quite clearly an economic one. Black gentrification has been taking place along the south lakefront for a LONG time as more and more affluent blacks settled back into the area ... it was only when whites started to move in that chants of "gentrification" became so prominent. It's a dog and pony show.

    As far as compassion, lets take your specific example: I'm supposed to feel compassion for a family who made the conscious, personal decision(s) to have multiple children when they could barely support themselves to begin with? The Brookings Institute (a fairly liberal organization I might add) published a study a few years back noting three things anyone (regardless of race/economic status) could do to greatly reduce their chances of falling into poverty:
    1) Finish high school
    2) Get a full-time job
    3) Wait until age 21 to get married and DON'T have children before you get married

    Now, I already know what you're going to say ... "jobs, what jobs!?" Well, not only has our nation reached historically low unemployment rates (a trend Obama helped kick off nearly a decade ago), there's a ton of jobs out there! What we LACK, are qualified workers to fill these positions. Just Google "lack of skilled and unskilled workers" and you'll be inundated with reports highlighting industries across America that can't find qualified workers to fill open positions.

    So no, I don't get this rush of compassion for large families who birth more children into poverty than their more affluent counterparts when they're already under heavy economic burdens given their personal circumstances. If that sounds harsh, than I guess it's just going to have to sound harsh. But, that's exactly why I said tough conversations are in order.

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Woman caught in crossfire of South Side shooting dies

Turnbow, who lived in the 4600 block of South Vincennes Avenue, was pronounced dead on Wednesday at Stroger Hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office.

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Police found Turnbow after the shooting facedown near a park in Bronzeville about 5:40 p.m. in the 4900 block of South Calumet Avenue, police said.

    Woman caught in crossfire of South Side shooting dies
    A woman who was caught in an exchange of gunfire near a South Side park last month has died, officials said Sunday. Traci Turnbow, 28, was shot in the head on April 29 when a man in a white Jaguar and several men on bicycles were firing at each other in Bronzeville, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

4 days ago

BAG LOST "GROCERIES" JEWEL OSCO 35TH South State Street, North West Corner, May 14, 2018

Blood Glucose Medical History, Keys, two Bungee cords, computer equipment. Please return. $100. reward, no questions asked (All contents must be intact and inspected) Lost on May 14, 2018 between 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm

Send email with information to wnmoore20@gmail.com

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May 18

Updated 5 days ago

Found Dog

Found this little guy near the corner of 43rd Street and S Indiana Ave around 6:45 this morning. He's been dropped off at Chicago Animal Care and Control at 2741 S Western Ave where he'll be held for 4-5 days and then put up for adoption and/or released to a rescue organization. Please help him get back to his family.

  • Don't forget the reality of euthanasia due to lack of space at shelters or due to not being in perfect health. People, you need to get your dogs microchipped. A dog is not a toy, it is a living being

  • I talked to several neighbors and it appears this dog had been a stray for a long time so he might not have a family looking for him. I called several no-kill shelters before I took him to CACC and they wouldn't accept him as a stray off the street. Because he's small, cute and relatively well behaved, the consensus is he'll find a forever home soon.

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Weekly Update for the Alderman – May 18, 2018

Hadiya Pendleton Park, 4345 S. Calumet Ave

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...great opportunity arises for youth this Saturday, May 19th in the Broadway Armory’s ballroom, 5917 N Broadway, from 10 am to 1 pm when we host our 48th Ward Youth Resource Fair...

...in our community. This week the Department of Transportation has expanded existing bike ways on Winthrop and Kenmore from Ardmore to Argyle, as well as on Glenwood, from Ridge to Devon. Tomorrow morning...

St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N Sheridan Rd

Location: CTA substation at 5847 N. Broadway Street

Woodruff Arcade (6351-67 N Broadway) Development

ComEd will be working on a transformer that is located below ground at 5701 N. Sheridan Rd. beginning on May 21st.

5630-5640 N. Kenmore

6230-6240 N. Kenmore

1255-1259 W. Granville

1531-1535 W. Thorndale

1549-1551 W. Highland

1333-1343 W. Norwood

5821-5831 N. Broadway

1042 W. Glenlake

1413 W. Catalpa

1339 W. Rosemont

1425 W. Victoria

5645 N. Wayne

944 W. Argyle

5948 N. Greenview

6148 N. Greenview

6210 N. Wayne

1124 W. Ainslie

1214 W. Norwood

Wayne & Hollywood (west side)

Greenview & Thorndale (west side)

Thorndale & Winthrop

Glenwood & Gregory (east side)

Berwyn & Glenwood

Clark & Hollywood (completed)

Clark & Olive (completed)

Clark & Rascher (completed)

Clark & Summerdale (completed)

Devon & Lakewood (completed)

4956 N. Sheridan Road

Swedish Covenant Hospital, Anderson Pavillion 2751 W. Winona

...at city wide hearings. I will be participating in the meeting at Amundsen High School, 5110 N Damen Ave, on Tuesday June 5th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Below is a...

Tuesday, May 15 from 6:30 p.m.– to- 8:30 p.m. at Corliss High School, 821 East 103rd Street.

Saturday, May 19 from 1:00 p.m.-to-3 p.m. at Gage Park High School, 5630 S Rockwell.

Tuesday, May 29, from 6:30 p.m.-to– 8:30 p.m. at Westinghouse College Prep, 3223 W Franklin Boulevard.

Thursday, May 31 from 6:30 p.m.-to-8:30 p.m. at Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N Narragansett Ave.

St. Ita’s Jubilee Hall 5500 N. Broadway

...can be dropped off at any Jewel-Osco Store or Alderman Harry Osterman’s Office, 5533 N. Broadway. For a full list of items, you can drop off click on the link above...

Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway

Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Courtroom 2005

Burke’s Public House, 5401 N Broadway

Swift Elementary, 5900 N Winthrop

...local (Edgewater family-owned) business by ordering your gift cards here and redeeming at the 2815 N. Ashland location.  Each gift e-gift card or plastic gift card purchased earns 20 percent back...

Fat Cat, 4840 N Broadway

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month.

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Kizer Conference Center, 820 S. Damen Ave.

1420 W. Glenlake

Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread and Wine, 5212 N Clark St.

Argyle & Sheridan

The Call Bar in Andersonville, 1547 West Bryn Mawr

Marty’s, 1511 West Balmoral

The Christmas in July Drive benefiting Sarah’s Circle in Uptown drop the items, specified in the link, at 4838 N Sheridan.

Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway

5051 N. Broadway Ave.

1109 W. Lawrence Ave.

Edgewater Workbench, 1130 W. Thorndale Ave.

Uptown Library, 929 W Buena Ave

Berger Cultural Center, 6205 N Sheridan

IIT Tower Building, 10 West 35th St

Bridgeview Bank Parking Lot, 4753 N Broadway

1401 W. Devon Ave

Gallery 1070, 1070 W. Granville

The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave

Gus Giordano Dance School, 5239 N Clark St

Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St.

Steep Theatre, 1115 W. Berwyn

Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W Bryn Mawr

City Lit Theater, 1020 W Bryn Mawr

    Weekly Update for the Alderman - May 18, 2018
    Last night, I held a public safety meeting with 20th District Police Commander Sean Loughran and 24th District Police Commander Roberto Nieves, where we discussed ongoing safety issues in our community. Both commanders outlined their efforts to address summer safety concerns and the crime in our community.
    http://48thward.org

May 18

May 17

Taking a tour of Chicago with Eve Ewing

4652 S. King Drive, 773-966-5801

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3624 S. Martin Luther King Drive

6455 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

2646 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-342-5555

5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381

1506 E. 53rd St., 773-947-0024

1180 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-486-4331

    Taking a tour of Chicago with Eve Ewing
    There are New Yorkers and there are Californians, both of whom will claim coastal supremacy over our city. But many Chicago people, untempted by either pole, often share a grittier devotion to their city, determined to make it better. Eve Ewing is a Chicago person.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 16

Wilding Mob Attack Criminals Still At Large

Some of the mainstream Chicago press is FINALLY at least covering the brutal crime story of a large wilding mob that originated around us (~ 47th and Dan Ryan Red Line) invaded North Michigan Avenue, proceeded to stop traffic, jump on people's cars and in one case viciously attack a young couple. The last I heard the victim was in critical condition with a fractured skull!

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cpd-scrambles-to-explain-why-parents-of-injured-suburban-man-ignored/

Local pols and police spokesmen have been covering up this terrible flash mob,...

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Some of the mainstream Chicago press is FINALLY at least covering the brutal crime story of a large wilding mob that originated around us (~ 47th and Dan Ryan Red Line) invaded North Michigan Avenue, proceeded to stop traffic, jump on people's cars and in one case viciously attack a young couple. The last I heard the victim was in critical condition with a fractured skull!

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cpd-scrambles-to-explain-why-parents-of-injured-suburban-man-ignored/

Local pols and police spokesmen have been covering up this terrible flash mob, wilding attack, trying to spin it off as just teens acting a little rowdy or worse the police lied and said it was a case of two groups fighting. No, it was a case of a young suburban man and his girl friend coming off the Oak Street Beach and getting jumped and nearly or maybe even murdered by a large group of 25-50 South Side punks who organized these attacks on Social Media. We should set up an award for information that leads to the arrest, prosecute and severe punishment of these dangerous criminals who do these violent attacks for fun.

    CPD scrambles to explain why parents of injured suburban man ignored
    The Chicago Police Department is scrambling to explain why the parents of a 21-year-old suburban man - who suffered a serious head injury after a Gold Coast attack by a mob of teenagers - were ignored for days when they tried to file a police report. Local Ald.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

May 12

Updated May 16

Teen wilding mob from 47th street invades Mag Mile

CWB (Boystown) anti crime blog is reporting that huge mob of teens from our South Side (reportedly ~ 47th street around Red Line) organized a large (500 plus) teen wilding attacks on the Magnificent Mile. Many people were terrorized and one suburban young man and his girl friend were surrounded and viciously beaten. The young man victim had his skull fractured and was/is listed in critical condition. The mainstream media has completely censored this story for political reasons and also...

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CWB (Boystown) anti crime blog is reporting that huge mob of teens from our South Side (reportedly ~ 47th street around Red Line) organized a large (500 plus) teen wilding attacks on the Magnificent Mile. Many people were terrorized and one suburban young man and his girl friend were surrounded and viciously beaten. The young man victim had his skull fractured and was/is listed in critical condition. The mainstream media has completely censored this story for political reasons and also the tourist industry on North Michigan ave works hard to suppress crime stories of tourists being robbed or attacked.

The reports that I trust indicate this was an organized gang wilding attack - gang colors were Red and Black and might be some gang initiation for teens ~ 13 and 14 years old.

Please use your neighborhood contacts to find out exactly who organized this murderous flash mob, wilding invasion/attack. We should be prepared for similar organized wilding attacks in our communities.

I highly recommend this anti crime blog based in Boystown:

http://www.cwbchicago.com/2018/05/mag-mile-goes-wild-at-least-four.html

    Mag Mile Goes Wild: At Least Four Injured As Dozens Of Teens Run Rampant Near Historic Water Tower
    UPDATE MAY 8: Local alderman now says cops were "vastly outnumbered" and an internal review is underway to determine why police "early warning" system about mob actions failed. See our full update on this development HERE. Our original report follows.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • Tony B in RP neighbor @ Lunt

    Thank you for this info because it's very important.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    More lies, cover ups by the Chicago Dem elite including some in the Chicago Police Department. This terrible wilding mob attack on this young suburban couple - the victim last I heard is in critical condition with a fractured skull! Police failed to even make a police report and lied that said it was just a fight between two groups! yeah right: At least the Sun Times is reporting on this brutal crime story instead of covering it all up like the rest of the fake news, lying press: https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cpd-scrambles-to-explain-why-parents-of-injured-suburban-man-ignored/

May 16

Safety and Security Meeting

Don't miss tonight's (May 16) safety and security community meeting! The meeting will take place St. Paul and the Redeemer (4945 S. Dorchester Ave.) at 7 p.m. See attached flyer for details. If you have any questions about the meeting, please call our office at (773) 536-8103.

May 14

Updated May 16

  • Problem Solvers!

    Mrs. Lewis is asking for $272.92:
    My students need new floor puzzles so they can continue to practice problem solving skills.
    Mollison Elementary School
  • I'm not knocking the teachers for asking for help for the children. But the alderman and mayor in this area ought to be ashamed of this, because when I look at my property tax bill of $6000 , $4500 of that bill goes to 47th and king dr tif, and all the other municipalities split the rest including public schools.

  • Great morning! @RobMack, as a realtor I'm surprised by the amount of your property taxes. On the southeast side of Chicago there are very few residential homes with taxes that high. On the other hand, I see taxes in this amount & higher in some of the south suburbs, most of which have dismal city services. You're right in stating that the teachers should have enough funding so they would not have to ask for financial assistance. This is a shame.

May 16

May 16

  • Magnet Madness

    Mrs. Lewis is asking for $457.95:
    My students need magnetic boards and magnetic letters to help practice reading and writing sight words.
    Mollison Elementary School Comment

May 13

Updated May 14

  • Who ever this happened to, curious to know how they got in.

May 09

Updated May 11

Pop Up Car Parties

These street parties have to end. Between State and Wabash on 37th street every day people park their cars during “happy hour” and basically drink, smoke, urinate and litter. On weekends this will grow into a bigger problem. I don’t understand why the police don’t stop this. It causes litter, property damage and will ultimately lead to crime. Who wants to come home to a pop-up block party of people drinking beer in the street? Not me. And this wouldn’t be allowed in most parts of Chicago. Please tell me what I need to do to make this stop.

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