Friday, August 12, 2011

Motivating songs and videos

Not to mention a good looking singer to boot. I am America by Krista Branch

This is a call to action song. RISE UP by Jeremy Hoop

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Rededication and Focus

Our spirit for writing our blog has always existed, however, some staff members that helped initiate this blog feared retribution for the content being expressed on this blog. I stopped writing for the sake of those that were involved. It has been a while since I last wrote anything on this blog and for that, I am sorry.

With that being said, there is a rededication by me to write and post thoughts on what is occurring in our community. However, this rededcation is going to take a slight change of direction. Instead of purely focusing on crime issues in Mount Greenwood, I am planning on taking this blog towards a Mount Greenwood tea party feel. There will still be commentary on crime issues, but I am going to expand the focus to include commentary on any other issues that affect the great citizens of Mount Greenwood. Of course, if I say this is going to be a tea party atmosphere, then these comments will be conservative in nature. Not Republican....CONSERVATIVE.

For all of those readers that still follow or check this blog in the hope for updates, thank you and I am truly sorry for leaving you. I hope you get something from the past articles written and the future articles I am about to write. I also hope that all of the thoughts listed here at the very least force you to think about your community and the role that you can play in it.

One final note, our acronym is going to change from MTGP to MGTP.
MGTP = Mount Greenwood Tea Party.

I still have a couple of people that are willing to help with information and content, but I will be relying on the readers of this blog to help contribute by leaving comments and debating the issues in our community. I will sometimes take those comments and write articles in response to them.

Best wishes to all,

MGTP writer and editor

Monday, August 9, 2010

CFD Firefighter

Another front line responded has died in the line of duty. Only rememberances here. We will not pretend to know anything about firefighting. It does appear inherently dangerous and not easy. They are charged with the repsonsibility of protecting us just like the police are, only they look for a different kind of trouble.

RIP Firefighter Wheatley, thank you for doing your job.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Attempted Robbery

Attempted armed robbery on Friday, July 30th at 10547 S. Artesian at approximately 1:45 a.m. Young man was walking back from the bars and was approached by two black males, one from behind and one in front. Black males pointed a gun at him and demanded he turn over everything he had, to which the young man replied he did not have anything. Offenders became quite angry and began running off, while SHOOTING their gun in the direction of the victim. A neighbor's car windows were shot out in the process. Victim chased the offenders to their getaway car around in the alley and got a plate number. Getaway car came back stolen. No arrests made.

We all go out and have a tasty beverage from time to time. After a night of partying and enjoying yourself, you have to attempt to be conscious after you leave. You are entering a world where police protection is slim and the evil element is around you and hunting.

Our advice, team up for walking trips to cars, cabs, etc. If you are the police and decide to go out drinking, BRING YOUR GUN! If you have to use the gun while you have some alcohol in your system, so be it. Dare the city and county to prosecute or throw you under the bus for protecting yourself or someone else. It would result on egg in the face of those politicians. We'll take life over our job in every instance.

Also, remember these assholes that did this are still out there. They were bold to attempt it on a weekend night. They didn't win, but they learned from their experience. An experienced robber is much worse than the first time robber. Be on alert when at the bars.

Monday, August 2, 2010

2211 Activity

We've been on vacation and it was a good time with family. Sorry for the lack of posts.

Anyway, we recently had an opportunity to review the activity generated on 2211's beat and we have been shocked and happily surprised. It has always been said on this blog that we want quality police service, not quantity. It looks as if with quality, we get some quantity. The arrest totals on the beat have gone up. And there have been some pretty good arrests. Don't know if this blog has had anything to do with stepped up patrols or aggressive policing, but it is a welcomed sight.

However, we still see quite regularly 2211 being dispatched east and also detailed. It is horrible that we have to watch our car go east for anything but assists for other officers, but it is still happening. There is a police shortage, but there is not a shortage of tax paying/voting residents in Mt. Greenwood. Remember these police shortages when you vote. KEEP 2211 WEST!!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Links on the right

It appears Kohl's is having some sort of support your local school contest. Someone sent us links to both Mt. Greenwood Elementary and Cassell Elementary schools. Take the time to click the link on the right and vote. It appears to be some sort of Facebook Application.

We just hope that the city of Chicago, if one of these schools win, doesn't just remove $500,000 from that schools budget and call it a wash. Kind of like the Illinois lottery money. Either way, it is worth the effort to get our local schools a little extra money from a private entity.


From the comments it has been learned that a male subject attempted to lure a young girl playing in her front yard, at 105th and Trumbull. There was a police report done, but we do not have the details on the description of the offender. If anyone has the information, please send it to us or post it in the comments.

Please, be careful with your children and letting them play alone in exposed front yards. Who knows who is lurking. Teach those kids to not trust strangers.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Baptist Church Clothing Store

Sounds a little odd to us. Supposedly, per the comments, a black baptist church is planning on opening a clothing resale shop on 111th St. The first question that we have is why? The only answers that we can come up with is that we have the money and they want it. We have the guilt and they can play off of it. They cannot open a shop in their neighborhood because they will not get the income they need to feed their ambitions.

What we do not know is the name of this church, the exact location of the church or what their ambitions are. If the ambitions are innocent ambitions truly in the hopes of helping people, nothing more, then that is fine. There is nothing wrong with a church helping people. We would rather the church or a charity be the ultimate provider of assistance for those in need than our tax dollars and our government. ( used to be that way a LONG time ago) However, if their ambitions are to use that money to promote agendas and political backings of people whose values we do not share, then do not go to this store. Plain and simple. Eventually, if the church realizes that they are not getting the customer base to support the store, they will have to close.

However, before we advocate not going to a resale clothing shop, we would like to know more about this church and what they are planning to do. That and we would like to know if this store is even going to open. We could use some apple bottom jeans and boots with the fur.

Friday, July 23, 2010


Public Aid Office - A vicious rumor that started up regarding 111th and Kedzie. Along with the Moo and Oink. We have not seen anything that comes close to either of them going into any space next to the Walgreens on 111th and Kedzie. If a public aid office ever went into a space at 111th and Kedzie, this neighborhood would be done for. Our politicians may be dumb, but we do not believe they are that dumb. (Maybe we are underestimating them) One commentor mentioned writing the ward office and got a response that no public aid office is being placed there. Another mentioned a Dunkin Donuts being put there. Those are better rumors.

Green Building - This rumor we cannot confirm or deny. What the hell is the green building for? Is it residential? If so, is it going to be required to have low income housing in it? Who is building that building? It is obvious that it isn't being built by anyone in Mt. Greenwood. The address for the builders is somewhere way easy of here. That alone concerns us that the owner is from way east of here. We hope we are way wrong on this, but we want to know the intentions of that building. Not to mention we want it done. It kind of looks like an eyesore in its current state.

Are there other buildings in the neighborhoods that have people a little concerned? Any other rumors out there?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Feel free to share

Blogger recently puked up a bunch of comments that were submitted, but couldn't be posted for one reason or another. We approved those comments. Sorry if you thought we didn't post your comment, we didn't see anything to post.

Blogger did add something new to our blog that might be easier for you to post information that you see on the blog. At the bottom of each post, there are push button options that allow you to share our blog entries on various social networks. Feel free to post these blogs on your facebook or whatever you have. The most important thing is to get the information out, especially on those alerts.

From 19th ward blog comments

This comment wasn't made on this blog but it was pointed out to us in the comments. It is making our blood boil.

To set the record straight on this obvious slanted blog,
The Police and Fire have historically been a bunch of cry babies in our ward for MANY MANY years!
They have a great job, they make a great salary pay and benefits, MOST mind have no education beyond High school, they really should be very grateful and keep their mouths shut.
Typically all they do in here on this blob site is to rant and disparage about the ward, Rant and disparage about the Alderman and rant and complain in the most ridiculous nature about the other city county politicians, most often times from a position demonstrating their obvious of lack of intelligence or correct informational facts.
Simply put: Alderman Rugai works tirelessly in the support and defense of the city police and firefighters, she heads the committee for them in city hall. She is a strong advocate for them and their families.
Alderman Rugai works many hours every week and she meets with any and all constituents that request to talk with her, the staff calls back all of our fine residents ASAP always eager to help with any needs. I can attest to the 50-60 hour weeks our Alderman puts in for the residents of the 19th ward, She loves our fine ward and the tiresome uninformed, ignorant, uneducated complaining frankly is insulting to the whole organization.
Enough is enough please be grateful for what you have, ask your selves these questions: if I did not have this great paying city Job and great paying benefits, where else could I possibly presume to get gainful employment of this caliber with my lack of education and training?
Again I would think the answer is…… “Thank you Madam Alderman” would be in order.

We'll sum it up for you, in bold:
I am from the 19th ward office and I live in Beverly. I believe that the people in Beverly are much smarter than those that live in Mt. Greenwood. Especially those police officers and firemen who are too dumb to know how good they have it. Those police officers and firemen, even though they are getting shot and killed, saving lives and see more in a day than I do in a life time, need to know that people are suffering and they have a good, steady job. Although, 5 years ago, I might have said they were so dumb to be a police officer or fireman because they could have made more money in the private sector, but they should just be happy now. In fact, because they are our servants, they need to shut up and just accept whatever we do and say and accept their peasant role in society. I am an elitist and I have money so that makes me smarter than everyone else. I also went to college and college is the only place that you can get an education. No one can self educate. Oh, and I am really sorry for the grammar and spelling errors throughout my rant, I was channelling my police and fire side when writing this.

This is what we are up against in our ward. Mt Greenwood, for the most part, is made up of people that are blue collar, understand the value of an education, understand hard work, and are pretty intelligent. What makes us intelligent? We do not blindly accept the spoon fed media or the spoon feeding politicians. We seek out the truth on each issue individually. If something is done right, we praise it. If something is done wrong, we look to correct it. If something is still being done wrong, we look to replace it.

We think we are overdue for a replacement.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


From comments:

Keep an eye out for 2 black males in a yellow truck passing out phone books. They were spotted on Trumbull (between 111th and 112th Pl) dropping off 1 Male Black and 2 others stayed in the truck. One walked down the street stopping at gang ways pressing a small remote with a red light. For those of you that don't know, Garage doors only have so many codes, they possibly may be trying to find the one that works. Just be aware of whats going on around your house.

And the truck they are driving is great cover and transportation for all of the stuff they will steal from your garage.

Get the information from the truck. Get the company they work for and at least get them fired. Call 911 when you seem them and explain what they are doing with the dispatcher. Express the urgency to have a car check them out. Say it appears they are trying to burglarize someone's garage. Hopefully a dispatcher will dispatch the call as a burglary in progress. Give it a more priority response.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Our lack of posts

We are sorry. We are still committed and are still writing. We haven't had many ideas recently for local stories. Our thoughts have been lingering towards a citywide scale and we are not posting citywide stuff here. That is reserved for SCC. We are going to try and turn the ship back towards Mt. Greenwood as there are plenty of things to write about here, we just need to clear up our minds a bit. The evil is flexing its muscle and if you read SCC's post Bad News All Morning, you can see it for yourself.

Luckily, we have not had one of those incidents happen here in Mt. Greenwood....yet.

For now, consider this our first open post. Give us a kick in our ass and force us to redirect our attention to Mt. Greenwood. Post ideas, information on crime in our area, etc.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


We are heartbroken. Words cannot express how much pain and anger we feel. We tried to express the anger after Officer Soderberg was killed, but we do not know if that article is strong enough.

God Bless you Officer Bailey. Again, it sounds as if you had a lot more to offer society than those that took your life. Hopefully our police department can bring those that did this to you to justice. We'll take that justice either by man or by God.

Raise the alert. To our officers, be very cautious on and off duty. Be ready to attack if confronted. Do not trust that just because you are off duty that nothing could happen, even in Mt. Greenwood. To our neighbors, be alert and aware of your surroundings. If you look and try to anticipate the threat, you might be able to do something about it.

What a sad day. What a sad month. What a sad year.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Police Department

Our police department is currently acting like the federal government. We have always been a believer that the smaller the group you try to control, the easier it is to manage that group. We are a believer in state's rights over federal rights. It is much easier to control a state than the federal government. Just like it is much easier to manage a county than a state. (Although Toddler Stroger and his ilk are finding great ways of fucking that up too.) Recently, our federal government has gone through a phase of siphoning power and micromanaging the country. What the federal government is going to find out is that they are not going to be able to provide the services they promised and corruption will be harder to find. Our police department is going through that same phase.

Numerous officers are being ripped out of their districts time and again to some citywide unit, stripping district patrol of their much needed resources that are used to handle their standard workload. Orders, for the most part, are not being given by commanders, but by those at headquarters using computer systems that tell you where crime is going to occur. As commentors have stated, there are cars being detailed to locations east at the behest of certain brass from headquarters, not from the commander.

That power grab by headquarters is killing the ability of the Chicago Police Department to effectively answer calls for service and proactively patrol neighborhoods. If the Chicago Police Department and the city of Chicago hired to replace their losses at the district level, we would not be in as bad of a position as we are currently in. However, even though history is not on their side, our government and police department are moving forward with their plans to centralize their power.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Fight

We saw some comments teaching individuals how to protect themselves. Various ways to do it. We feel the need to write this post although we are certain that our readers are smart enough to know this.

Use any and all techniques to protect yourself. Do not take the offensive in any attack against anyone. Remember, if you attack instead of defend, our city will erupt and the prosecution against your would be on the front page of every newspaper. Politicians, prosecutors and media would paint you as a crazy, wacked out, racist, bigot with nothing but hate for people. The proverbial bus that they threw you under would run you over time and again. It is a double standard that exists when it shouldn't. That is the reality of this fucked up situation and we are helping you deal with it as we see it.

With that being said, do not sit back and take the beatings, the attacks, the threats, the robberies, the burglaries, etc. You have the right to defend yourself and we encourage you to use any and all means to do so.

Example: If someone tells you they are going to kick your ass and makes an act of furtherance to complete their stated task (i.e. clenched fist, step toward you). That is a threat and you have the right to defend yourself. The use of force model that applies to our police department also applies to the private citizen when it comes to someone that is an assailant. The private citizen has just as much of a right to protect themselves as much as the police officer.

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Robbery Attempt and Arrest

My stepson Gary was jumped last night/early this morning by 2 blacks from Englewood.Gary is a night manager at the BurgerKing on 111th and Kedzie and was on his way to work,was running late and on foot,since the busses don't run down 111thst. after midnight.Although I advise him to be aware of his surroundings especially at that time of night,he was yakking on his phone,and they jumped him between the cemeteries.Thank God a detective either going or coming from work saw what was going on,stopped,and these 2 took off.A couple of off-duty cops standing near Hippo's got involved,and these bum's were arrested.If my detail's are a little sketchy,this is what Gary told me,not from a police report.His cell was'nt recovered, but other items were.However he did hear that they were just looking for someone to rob in Beverly or M.G.(Candyland!).His ear looks like a 'toon ear where he was struck,he's shook,but otherwise allright.I just want to thank from the bottom of my heart,the officer's who got involved.Thank you,Thank you!I'll glady pop for some adult beverages at your favorite watering hole.We all need to be aware and involved.Carmen G.(P.S)I will also post at S.C.C or Shaved.

There it is folks. The invasion of our neighborhood for the purpose of preying on our citizens. What we have been talking about and what has been happening for years. The anger that swells up inside of us is palpable because our politicians make us the prey. They speak of nothing of this evil for fear of racial backlash. They do not allow us to protect ourselves and then they throw 1 beat car on our beat. If Gary was allowed to carry a handgun, it is possible that Gary's ear would be normal and 2 shitheads would be dead. And the world would be a better place.

Instead, Gary was left to fend for himself in a neighborhood that is generally good, but prime for attack.

That being said, thank you off duty detective. You may have saved a life. You did your job off duty and we are proud. Also, thank you off duty officers that got involved as well. You may have saved 2 lives. We stress off duty because it appears that we are protecting ourselves at this point and we are proud of that. We are paying attention, citizens and police.

Hope for a quick recovery for Gary. Hope for a long stay in prison for the ignorant. We know that one of these is going to happen for sure, the other....not so much.

Letter to Editor of Beverly Review

From Beverly Review:

What is going on with the police patrolling the 22nd District?

Don’t we pay taxes for them to make our streets safe? I have been practically hit five times in the last few weeks by drivers who didn’t even bother to pause at a stop sign. There is no fear of getting a ticket in Chicago for breaking the law in a vehicle. When was the last time you saw someone pulled over in Chicago for a traffic stop that wasn’t a major accident? You’re going to have to think real long and hard to come up with one.

Now watch a whole lot of nothing being done by the people in charge in the 19th Ward—as usual. They get paid regardless. It’s time for a change—alderman, police chief, district commander, police officer, even the citizens (they are the ones doing the crazy driving in the first place).

Most of the article is police hating and calling them lazy. We obviously do not agree with those aspects of the article. Feel free to follow the link and read the whole article if you'd like.

What we are focusing on is that someone took the time to write a letter that points out a lack of police service. The article doesn't say where, just 22nd district. Hmmm, we have been saying that for a while. Our beefs are not with traffic as the writer focuses on, our beefs are with the violent and property crimes. What is happening is citizens are paying some attention and starting to make some waves.

The other thing that caught our attention was the blame this writer passes around. Alderman and police leaders were on the list. Although the alderman and police leaders cannot force a police officer (for the most part) to pull over and write tickets, they do have a say in the number of police on the street and the environment with which police are able to do work. Same argument for crime patrols in the neighborhood. Whether it is traffic citations or crime patrols, we are short police and we are aware of it. Hence our warning to the public at large to learn to protect yourself.

State House Democratic Candidate

This is Beverly Review's opinion:

Some people, candidates included, felt the decision to appoint Bill Cunningham was a done deal before the process began to select the next Democratic candidate for the 35th District in the state House. But most can agree that few candidates possess the experience and knowledge Cunningham has in filling the seat being vacated by state Rep. Kevin Joyce (D-35th).

More can agree that the process to nominate a candidate was refreshing. Too often we hear of stories in which fathers have passed offices to their sons, like with U.S. Reps. William and Dan Lipinski, and former Illinois Senate President Emil Jones Jr. and state Sen. Emil Jones III (D-14th). Too often we hear about dimly lit, smoke-filled back rooms with old guys with nicknames like “boss” deciding who fills a seat. In recent months that occurred in Oak Lawn, where a select few committeemen privately chose a successor to fill the seat of state Rep. Jim Brosnahan (D-36th) while munching on pancakes.

In a fair and transparent process, each candidate was asked the same four questions about their integrity, policy-making experience, loyalty to the Democratic Party and future employment plans should they be selected to run. They were then allotted three minutes to pitch their credentials and ideas and try to distinguish themselves from the others.

As we were reading this article, we heard the sound of a zipper and a sucking sound.

Do not piss on us and tell us it is raining. Fair and Transparent Process? Refreshing? Look, the only fair and transparent/refreshing process is the voting process. The process with which the people choose their candidate or representative, not a bunch of party members who are elitist that believe their decision is the best decision for all involved. What happened with this process epitomizes the Chicago democratic machine to a 'T.'

Again, Cunningham could be the greatest thing next to sliced bread. We don't know. And neither do you. You never got to hear from him and see him run a campaign against other democratic candidates.

This is not the same democratic party that your grandparents and even your parents voted for. You as a citizen need to examine your beliefs and educate yourself as to what is happening in the ward, city, state, and country. The game has changed.

We are just going to add that there is another choice in this race. Barbara Ruth Bellar. Google her. Read about her. You make the informed decision. The media will probably barely give her a corner of the newspaper next to the adult ads in the sports section, so we chose to mention her here.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Latin King Dope Dealer *****ALERT*****

From email:

FYI: If you don't know yet, there is a latin king dope dealer who moved in at 3800 blk w 107th st a few months ago. He drives a maroon olds ILplate H93 1520. I've also seen him riding around on his bike in the area.

Glad to hear it. We were getting tired looking at all the Gangster Disciples and Vice Lords in the area. WTF?

Could some of our police readers verify this? If true, let's see if we can catch this asshole dirty. Hell, they don't prosecute for drug or violent crimes, but they will prosecute for traffic. Suspended license? Impound the car? Make it expensive to live here. Oh wait, it already is. Well, let's make him uncomfortable. That means eyes on him. Film him if he is doing something wrong. Calls to the police for parking violations. The list can be endless.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Businesses (update: minor edit)

Someone posted a comment about the empty storefronts and lots along 111th st and the search for investors to rehab and open some businesses. We have always stated, if you want a safe neighborhood, you need to have a prosperous one. Investors need to see the desire for Mt. Greenwood residents to shop in their neighborhood before they really decide if they are going to invest. Our first responsibility is to shop in our neighborhood. We know the taxes suck and destroy business, but these business owners are willing to take a risk in our neighborhood, we should take the time to shop a little bit.

What do people believe should be put in those empty storefronts and lots? We see neighborhoods throughout the city that have been rehabbed and strengthened. Usually there are a number of bars/restaurants, art museums, banks, mom and pop shops, etc. Just some basic ideas.

Mt. Greenwood has some very strong draw in the neighborhood that we could embrace that would help draw people to our neighborhood. St. Xavier University and Burbon St(Merrionette Park). Those two places draw numerous people day in and day out. We don't see many universities, especially those private catholic ones, surrounded by a shitty neighborhood. Usually, the students that go to these universities are looking for things to do and Mt. Greenwood is ripe for the developing.

As for that Public Aid office that is floating in the comments going up at the new Walgreens location, we do not have any proof of that happening. We do hope this TIF district financing project that has been in development for over 12 years doesn't go beyond scheduled time or cost us more money. Ha ha ha. We had a lot of trouble writing that last statement. Mainly because we knew the answer already.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Kudos 2211

They did it again. 11400 blk S. Spaulding. Weed arrest. More court time. More props for 2211 afternoons fighting the good fight. Minor offense, yes. Major effort, yes as well. Good work, we appreciate it.

A beating in email

july 5th. 1:00 a.m. two boys petting a dog outside a party at 113th/whipple while chatting with the owners while their two friends walked ahead of them. the friends who walked ahead were attacked by five young men who jumped out of a car. when the boys petting the dog tried to reason with the attackers and talk it out they were then attacked from behind by the people at the party that they were just talking to/petting their dog. belts and keys were used to beat the boys. one boy received four staples in his head. they were outnumbered 4:1. no wallets were stolen. the victims and attackers did not know each other. senseless crime. police report filed and found that the owner of the house was previously arrested for obstruction of justice. hitting a police officer while his friend was being arrested.

We commented in may in our Home and Condo owning vs aparments article that there were idiots, maybe hispanic gang bangers or sympathizers, living on the 11200 blk of Whipple that had caused a big problem with the police. We are unaware if they still lived there, but if they do, we would consider looking at that residence as a potential hangout for thugs. Just our opinion. From the comment on where the the police report was filed sounds like the case we are referring to.

Look, we just have to be vigilant in our attempts to seek out those who are preying upon us. Teach your kids when to fight, most important lesson, and how to fight. No parent wants their kid being a bully, but no parent especially wants to hear that their kid is a victim. However, be careful, some of these assholes could be armed. And seeing how our government won't let us arm ourselves, we have to choose our battles wisely.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The other post regarding OUR loss

We lost another officer. ANOTHER ONE to the 007th District. This time right outside the police station.

Our thoughts. We are losing this war boys and girls. The violence and the thuggery is taking over this city. We are losing not because we do not have the soldiers to fight the war. Oh no, we have the soldiers. Trust me. Myself and some of my staff work with them. They are some of the bravest, strongest and smartest people that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with(I am using the first person because this article is coming straight from the writer). We are losing because we have let our city, and neighborhood in some respects, be taken over by a political group that does not give two shits about their citizens or their police. They coddle up next to Ceasefire and reverends, who are probably so in bed with the gangs that it might be hard to tell the difference, just so they can retain power. These politicians believe they gain political power by throwing officers that sometimes operate in a grey area right under the bus. These officers are the same ones that are spilling their blood, sweat and tears in neighborhoods that do not truly appreciate what they are doing. Englewood being one of them. Our boys and girls in blue are itching for the opportunity to right the wrongs that they see daily, but can't because of fear they will lose their job over some grey area actions that are completely called for at this point. I don't blame them and nor should you. Changes need to be made.

There are sections of this city that are truly lost. Englewood is one of them. Now, I know we are going to hear speeches regarding how there are good people that live in Englewood and that they deserve to have protection. Fuck that. If those good people are there, then it is time for them to do one of two things. Either leave or stand up and fight for their neighborhood. Let them stand up and speak out for the police. Demand news coverage for their pro police and pro neighborhood rants. Speak clearly and to the point that anything that occurs in a police officers tour of duty that wanders into the grey area of policing, be considered as the right thing the police officer did.

However, until that day comes and until the evil starts acting good, we have a new proposal. Examine the taxes generated from that neighborhood and give them the protection that their neighborhood deserves in the form of taxes collected, not votes garnered. Then pull all of the resources out of that neighborhood because we are sure that money going into that neighborhood is well over money coming out. All of the extra units, all of the manpower, equipment, the police station, etc. Let the neighborhood fall on its own without taking the good along with it. Send all of those resources to our district or other districts where it is evident there is still good. I promise you, the people of Mt. Greenwood would not march against their police. They would welcome them with open arms and appreciate what they are there to do. We have lost enough good people in this war. If the politicians won't let us fight this war to win, then we are going to choose the battles we fight. Like fighting for Mt. Greenwood.

It takes good to kill evil. We have the good on our side. God knows it. The citizens of Mt. Greenwood know it. The politicians and the ones with power (media, reverends, etc) don't care about good unless it serves their political, power hungry interests. They will also embrace evil if it serves their political, power hungry needs. In the city as a whole, good vs. evil, evil is winning. In our neighborhood, good vs. evil, good is winning but evil is advancing. Let's put a stop to it. God is on our side.

RIP officer

We have again lost a good officer to the violence that plagues this city. It is again a sad day in Chicago and a day for solemn prayers and rememberances. What a shame.

Please only respectful thoughts and prayers in this post. We are going to post another entry that will give you the opportunity to air your thoughts.

God bless you officer. May your soul find peace with the Lord in heaven. Your service in hell has ended and you deserve the rest and peace.

And we hear from Rugai

From Beverly Review:

Rugai said she supports the ordinance because it eliminates gun shops, and emergency responders and police will know when they are entering a home where there is a handgun that has been legally registered.

“I’m glad gun shops will be prohibited in the city out of fear of the thought that they could be burglarized and more guns put on the streets, but we know there are still a number of [gun shops outside] the city,” Rugai said. “I also like the fact that the first responders will have knowledge before they go to a home that there is a gun registered at that residence.”

Quit being part of the problem Ginger, and start being part of the solution. You and your ilk are causing innocents to get hurt by the marauding evil in this city. If this was such great legislation, then why didn't you implement this 20 years ago? Are you so far up Daley's ass that you don't know what is right and wrong anymore.

This legislation did not create some new anti gun shop ordinance. That was already there. Do you think we are too dumb to realize that? And when the city is bleeding funds left and right (especially left), you eliminate a new source of revenue and jobs in the city by immediately eliminating a source of tax income, gun shops. The city could have double dipped. Tax the gun sales and then get the registration fee. What a windfall. Instead, some short sighted, power hungry government would rather keep the claws of power in their citizens instead of trusting them to do the right thing on their own.

Also, do you truly believe that the police did not already assume that there was a gun in a house when then enter? Any safe and good police officer would already be entering any residence with caution prior to any call. Reason: Because the gun ordinance before did such a bang up job that all of the guns were removed from the street and police had nothing to worry about, like getting shot....NOT!!! There should have always been and should always be an assumption of danger when walking into a residence, gun laws or no gun laws.

Where is this gun registration going to be posted? You know, when a first responder like a police officer has a priority 1A domestic call where someone is being injured. Are the dispatchers going to have instant access to that gun registration list to inform a police officer? Is that officer going to take the 10-20 minutes to look up said registration list? Or is that registration list going to be under some bureaucratic red tape, time consuming phone call that would take a half a tour of duty to access.

It is time to stop taking these politicians quotes at face value and truly start analyzing them for the truth (or lies) that are in them. Everything in Rugai's statements is a bunch of BS that has absolutely no application in the real world. Trust yourself and your neighbor, don't trust the politician. Protect yourself Mt. Greenwood, no one else is.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Chirp chirp

Sorry for the lack of posting. It was a punishing yet fulfilling weekend. We hope that you had a great weekend celebrating as well.

Now, onto news. We received in the comments word of some incident east of Western Ave. Honestly, if shit happens east of Western, we usually won't comment on it but we are wondering if there is any credence to this?

2 M/2's saw 2 M/1's parked in a car on 111th east of Western. the 2 M/2's went and got their guns and started messing with the 2 M/1's.

Sgt. on scene recovered 3 guns from the M/2's.

It is not a typo...M/2's.

What the heck happened? For those interested, M/1 is code for male/black and M/2 is code for male/white.

That being said, something sounds a little fishy. This comment left out a lot of information, like what happened prior to this confrontation and was it justified. And what crime occured during this 'messing' period.

Either way, this is just an information gathering post. We do not know what happened, if anything did, and we are wondering if anyone else has information regarding this incident.

We enjoyed our days off from posting. Regular scheduled programming to continue.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July

Happy Birthday America!

As we celebrate everything America is and can be, we have a festival going on in Chicago that has in the past and even just as recent as this past week, has been violent. Our police are being stripped from their normal duties, which they are already strapped for resources in doing, and being sent downtown to prevent a political black eye for the politicians.

Remember, the politicians are protecting themselves, not you. You are being reminded because today could be a day in which you are left to fend for yourself more so than any other day in the year. Be careful with your celebrations and be careful with those who are looking to prey upon you.

However, enjoy this day. Our rights that were granted by God were finally starting to be recognized by a government for the first time in history with the formation of our United States. Our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The right to free speach. The right to bear arms. The right to privacy. The right to trial by jury. The right to just be as God created you. That is something that we believe is attempting to be stripped by our politicians as they look out for themselves and their power. God created this great country and God is with us as we fight to protect what He created.

Be safe today.