Friday, September 5, 2008

City Wide Anti-Crime March Tomorrow

This is a bit short notice, but we just received it:

Mayor Daley and Police Superintendent Weis will march tomorrow, Saturday, September 6th, at 87th and Exchange in response to the 10 year old who was shot and killed last week.

The police districts of area three - 18, 19, 20, 23 and 24 - are seeking volunteers who are interested in marching along with residents from all other districts in the city against violence.

Free transportation to and from the march is available from AREA 3 Police Headquarters at Belmont/Western. The bus will leave promptly at 9:30 am and return by noon.

Contact Bart Moy at 773-540-7277 for more info.


  1. Whereas I appreciate the effort, or rather the attention, our Baby Napoleon is (finally!) giving to this very important issue, a march won't have any effect in curbing the violence.

    Anyone who's willing to fire a weapon in an area where a little girl, tieing her blind younger sister's shoe, might get shot isn't going to give two shakes if the mayor and/or the top cop donates a little shoe leather.

    If the mayor were concerned about the violence so much, his time might be better spent addressing the underlying causes, not just the symptoms.

    How 'bout a little less emphasis on some pie in the sky Olympics program that won't start bearing fruit for at least 5 years, and a little more on rectifying the contract issue with the police?

    Or, how 'bout doing more to support those police and protect them from silly-assed litigation?

    Why not re-allocate some cash and resources away from ripping up the parks and into education programs?

    Maybe that TiF money could be used for something other than lining the pockets of his friends(?).

    How 'bout rescinding Chicago's "sanctuary city" status?

    There are a lot of OTHER things Daley could do to in an effort to save our children from being gunned down in the streets.

    If marches had any effect, whatsoever, we wouldn't need to keep having them for the same damned reason.

    I don't mean to sound counter-productive to the greater cause, but I'm also a realist.

    I'm more than just a little peeved that it took a story (as sad and as heart-breaking as it is) to get a lot of play in the media to get Daley's attention; and the best he can come up with is to walk around in circles.

    Circles, I might add on the South Side. Didn't we just all watch the coroner take a corpse from Sherdian?

    Do the dead north of Irving not count?

    Typical. Disgusting. And wholly underwhelming.

  2. "When you keep on doing what you're doing, you keep on getting what you're getting."

    Yo summed it up perfectly, Daley's march does nothing more than give him a photo op with the media.

    The underlying causes of the violence sweeping our city will not be solved with a march.

  3. Why does Daley allways jump in after the problem is out of hand?

    I did hear something on the radio yesterday that there were more violent deaths (123+) in Chicago between Memorial Day and Labor Day than American Deaths in Iraq during the same period.

    Just Crazy.

  4. If the march includes a stop at the alerbeast's lair, I'll be there.