Chicago Officially Turned Over To Street Gangs

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Re: Chicago Officially Turned Over To Street Gangs

Post by WildCat » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:17 pm

So Chicago has a bike share program called Divvy. The Divvy bikes are being stolen like crazy.
Luc Sabbatini, the CEO of PBSC, fired back that the Divvy program had been mismanaged. "The Chicago situation is unique to Chicago," he wrote. "We do not have issues with missing bikes anywhere else, including Brazil, which could be the toughest market in the world. As of August 26th we only have seven bikes missing for a long period within all our systems around the world, when the number is over 500 in Chicago alone!"

If that figure is accurate (CDOT and Divvy declined to estimate the number of missing bikes), it would represent more than 8 percent of Divvy’s fleet of about 6,000 bikes. Since each cycle costs the city $1,200, that’s $600,000 worth of taxpayer-funded hardware. However, per Chicago’s contract with Divvy, the city is only responsible for the replacement cost of up to 1 percent of the total number bikes purchased. That's 60 cycles, or $72,000.
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Re: Chicago Officially Turned Over To Street Gangs

Post by WildCat » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:20 pm

And in case you're wondering, yes Divvy bikes have been used in shootings.

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Post by WildCat » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:23 pm

My street is swarming with cops now and helicopters... stolen car, shootout and foot chase???
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Re: Chicago Officially Turned Over To Street Gangs

Post by Giz » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:30 pm

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Post by WildCat » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:31 pm

Hmmm, I'm gonna take a peek under my back porch just in case. Armed of course.
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Post by WildCat » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:37 pm

All clear.

Reminds me of about 2006 or so, I came home from the store and the block was swarming with cops. I have a detached garage on the alley with an overhead door on both the alley side and to the back yard. I figured that before I shut the alley door after I pulled in I'd open the door to the back yard just in case. I rolled up the door and standing in my back yard was the gangbanger they were looking for. I yelled at the 2 cops standing in the alley "there he is" and they chased him to the front where he was presumably caught.
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Re: Chicago Officially Turned Over To Street Gangs

Post by WildCat » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:41 pm

This seems to be the story...
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Authorities say shots were fired during a police confrontation Thursday afternoon in the city's Albany Park neighborhood.

It happened shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday at Argyle and Whipple Streets.

Chicago police spokesperson Anthony Gugliemi says no one was hit by the gunfire.

Ambulances are on the scene.
https://abc7chicago.com/shots-fired-dur ... k/4412976/
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Re: Chicago Officially Turned Over To Street Gangs

Post by WildCat » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:52 pm

Slight update:
CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Fire Department says a Chicago police officer's vehicle was struck by a private vehicle in the city's Albany Park neighborhood Thursday afternoon. It happened shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday at Argyle and Whipple.

Chicago police spokesperson Anthony Gugliemi says shots were fired during the incident, but no one was hit by the gunfire.

The officer was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

Police are investigating.
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Re: Chicago Officially Turned Over To Street Gangs

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:27 pm

Awful lot of cops along the Mag Mile this afternoon.

Maybe they are preparing for the contingency of the Van Dyke verdict?
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Post by WildCat » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:58 pm

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Re: Chicago Officially Turned Over To Street Gangs

Post by Witness » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:03 am

So Chicago's firemenpersons are armed? :o

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Re: Chicago Officially Turned Over To Street Gangs

Post by WildCat » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:14 am

Witness wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:03 am
So Chicago's firemenpersons are armed? :o
No, they probably transported the officer to the hospital

More information on the CWB blog:
Chicago police fired on a stolen Jeep after its driver rammed the officers' car in the Albany Park neighborhood on Thursday afternoon, according to police records and sources. The stolen vehicle had been taken about 10 minutes earlier when its owner left the car running in the North Center neighborhood while she conducted business at a UPS Store. No one was seriously injured.

Patrol officers were flagged down by the woman in the 4000 block of North Lincoln around 3:40 p.m. after she emerged from the package store and found her gray Jeep Grand Cherokee missing. The woman had possession of the SUV’s key fob, but the vehicle had been left running and unattended, according to a police source.

The woman’s husband was able to track the stolen Jeep and relay its location to police officers who soon found it in the Albany Park neighborhood.

When two officers emerged from their car to approach the stolen vehicle at Whipple and Argyle, the Jeep’s driver rammed the police car. At least one officer fired at the driver, breaking the car's rear window, before the SUV fled the scene.

One officer received minor injuries in the crash.

Minutes later, other officers located the stolen Jeep abandoned near Ainslie and Francisco in the Lincoln Square neighborhood, according to local residents.

While searching for the driver and his passenger, police found a gray hoodie discarded in an alley near the stolen car. Inside the jacket, officers found identification belonging to a man who has an extradition warrant for robbery. The photo on the ID closely resembles images of one of the men who was later seen on video running from the stolen Jeep, according to an officer who was on-scene.

An extensive police and canine search of the area, including the nearby Chicago River, came up empty.

Surveillance videos reviewed by police resulted in the compilation of two offender descriptions:
• A slender black male wearing a baseball hat, black tee shirt, blue jeans, who had a gray hoodie around his waist. He was last seen walking westbound on Lawrence from Francisco around 4:01 p.m., according to videos.
• The man whose ID and hoodie is believed to have been recovered is a black male who was wearing a black tee shirt with a large logo on the front and gray pants or jogging pants. He had a backpack and was reportedly last seen walking southbound on Francisco and then westbound on Lawrence around 4:02 p.m.
LOL, the dipshit ditched his jacket but left his ID inside.
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