We’re accustomed to be on the cutting edge – and reporting information that the mainstream media won’t touch.
We’re not used to being this far ahead of the mainstream media…
Chicago has very strict gun control.
Criminals know that few of their law-abiding victim pool have the means with which to fight back.
That makes them brazen.
The pervasive violence in Chicago should cause every reasonable and prudent person to give pause in whether they would continue living there. Certainly for those of us who might consider a trip to Chicago on vacation with our families, the prudent thing would be to travel to a safer city.
How bad is it?
A Chicago cop tells it well: ‘Anywhere you think you’re safe, you’re really not’
…Here is just a narrow slice of police call activity from that Fourth of July event, as reported by Second City Cop:
- 21:35:20 BLACK GANGS ARE RUNNING THROUGH THE BEACH SNATCHING PEOPLES PHONES PEOPLE ARE DROPPING ON THE GROUND TO PROTECT THEMSELVES
- 21:38:59 CALLER WAS STRONG ARM ROBBED OF HER CELL PHONE AND THA LARGE GROUP OF OFFENDERS ARE NEARBY AND TAKING OTHER PERSONS CELL PHONES ) BIKE PATH NORTH OF THE DRAKE NEAR (SCOTT STREET CITY SIGN)
- 21:39:41 flash mob stole his cell phone he will point them out to police upon arrival
- 21:43:18 BY THE LAKE SIDE OF UNDER GROUND PATHWAY ..30 MALE BLK FIGHTING NFI
- 21:46:10 CALLER CLAIMS THERE ARE SEVERAL M/B GANG MEMBERS FIGHTING ON THE BEACH NFI
- 21:46:25 organized gang, violent mob of m/b steal phones
9-1-1 Calls Depict Chaos, Gangs On Chicago’s Lakefront
(CBS) – Lit fireworks thrown into crowds. Purses and phones stolen. Gangs beating up people and fighting with each other on Oak Street Beach.
Those are some of the occurrences callers reported to 9-1-1 operators on the night of the July 4.
CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reviewed tapes of the calls.
At 9:23 p.m., a 9-1-1 call is made about fireworks being set off among crowds of people at Oak Street Beach.
“We’re over here by Division and Lake Shore Drive by Oak Street Beach, and there’s a crowd of people throwing M-80′s by the people,” one called tells an emergency dispatcher. “They’re just blowing them off and there’s like crowds of people here with their kids and they don’t care.”