Maybe it was one of the bad apples who did it.
Just board it up, it will fit right in with the rest of North Broadway.
That is hilarious!
I'm guessing it was a homeless person just trying to get some food and a little water. He really couldn't help it because he's just a victim. I hope Helen goes easy on him if he gets caught. All I can say is thank goodness for the poor lighting and lack of security in that area!
Ironically, Shiller has information about refuting the theory of Broken Windows on her website. I wonder if this means she won't find the need to replace this window?
That looks like more than just vandalism to me. Coulda been a smash and grab burglary.In any case it sucks. Someone is going to have to pay for a new window. Landlord, taxpayers etc.Maybe the bank cameras across the street caught something.Over at BPN that vile and nasty bad apple Anita Mandalay has some amusing comments. Snarky, bitter, biting. Just like you would expect from Anita.BPN
Puur Helen... Puur Puur Helen.
Maybe Helen should change her office hours to midnight-8 a.m. Oh, and by the way, crime is down in Uptown!
I think someone is trying to send her a message! Hope she gets it.
One has to wonder how the police felt investigating this crime at the office of Alderman Shiller, whose son has repeatedly sued the police, even when there's not one shred of evidence of wrongdoing.I'm sure Brandon will find a way to sue the cops over this break-in. Cuz he's THAT GOOD! [/sarcasm]
Brandonwatcher,get the name correct.It is Brendan. You are correct about him suing the police though.
It's not that I would wish damage to Shiller's office or believe they deserved it. She has always held tight to the value that the ends justifies the means. It appears the person who broke this window also believes it.
Bad Apples? We don't have any bad apples in our neighborhood.. LOL what are you talking about? :)
Uptown's "Bad Apples" defined:http://tinyurl.com/2daarg
What ever broke it had to be like a cement block or something. Or maybe a bushel of Apples.
Maybe someone was trying to get Shiller to understand the "Broken Window" theory of urban crime control. Perhaps they even through the book through her window. "Consider a building with a few broken windows. If the windows are not repaired, the tendency is for vandals to break a few more windows. Eventually, they may even break into the building, and if it's unoccupied, perhaps become squatters or light fires inside. Or consider a sidewalk. Some litter accumulates. Soon, more litter accumulates. Eventually, people even start leaving bags of trash from take-out restaurants there or breaking into cars." A successful strategy for preventing vandalism, say the book's authors, is to fix the problems when they are small. Repair the broken windows within a short time, say, a day or a week, and the tendency is that vandals are much less likely to break more windows or do further damage. Clean up the sidewalk every day, and the tendency is for litter not to accumulate (or for the rate of littering to be much less). Problems do not escalate and thus respectable residents do not flee a neighborhood.Hey Helen: Pay attention to this:The theory thus makes two major claims: that further petty crime and low-level anti-social behavior will be deterred, and that major crime will, as a result, be prevented
Hey Helen,Do you think I should be entitled to oceanfront property because I only make 50,000? Then why do you support the same practice for my neighborhood. Denice Davis, your housing chief of staff, is a racist. Im not sure what race she is, but she assumed that I was white, and made racist disparaging comments based on that assumption.Does anyone know a website to get these two clowns out of our neighborhood?