"FYI -- young people claiming to be part of a group called "Youth Empowerment," which they allege to be part of the Trib (it's not), is going through buildings collecting cash and credit cards. Of course, there was no web page or pamphlet or further information they could provide.First, someone is using these kids. Second, legitimate fundraisers do not tell you that you can't make them leave your property. If this happens to you, please call 911 so the police can figure out who's behind this and stop it from happening again.
Our building was targeted last night. The young people said they they were scheduled to be there and that I couldn't make them leave. Being on the board, I knew that wasn't true.
I ended up having to call the police to get them to leave. This is happening in other neighborhoods too -- a co-worker in West Town got a knock on her door last night.
I recommend calling the police and reporting trespassing when these folks come by. They did get pretty confrontational when I told them to leave. We are are Hutchinson and Clarendon."
Friday, August 2, 2013
By Kate Uptown - August 02, 2013