Last week the Chicago Red Eye ran an a not so flattering article about a section of East 79th street which is covered by the 6th District of the Chicago Police Department . So when I received the attached letter that was mailed to my home on Saturday 6/22/13 from Chicago Police headquarters via U.S Postal Service. The letter to those who live outside of Chatham might seem to be harmless, but for those of us who live here it reeks on various levels.
Besides being a poorly written letter, it's not signed by the commander but someone else. Secondly, the partnering is questionable. Why are taxpayers paying for the promotion of a community organization meeting? Isn't the CAPS program suppose to partner with residents irregardless of group affiliation? In Chatham, we have two established organizations, Chatham Avalon Park Community Council (CAPCC) and Greater Chatham Alliance (GCA) and I have never received a letter promoting their meetings nor any other community based organizations that resides in the 6th district.
Politics is definitely involved as I previously wrote a post about this group and when politics and policing get together that definitely produces an unholy alliance.
With the crime situation we have in Chatham and the City of Chicago financial situation, this waste of taxpayers money and practicing petty politics is something we don't need.