Posts tagged "garry mccarthy"

SELLOUTS: State Black Caucus Sells Out Each Other and Their Communities

SELLOUTS: State Black Caucus Sells Out Each Other and Their Communities
This past Tuesday night I attended the Resident Association of Greater Englewood(R.A.G.E.) semi-monthly community meeting. At the meeting the topic of the formation of the Englewood Violent Crime Task Force(HJR-55) came up for discussion. The author of this bill is State Representative Andre Thapedi (32nd). The formation of the Englewood Violent Crime Task Force is... Read more »

State Representative Andre Thapedi Proposes Englewood Violent Crimes Task Force

State Representative Andre Thapedi Proposes Englewood Violent Crimes Task Force
On  November 4, 2013 at the monthly Park Manor Neighbors Community Council meeting(PMNCC)  Representative Andre Thapedi (32nd District) came to update his constituents on what was happening in Springfield. One of the updates Rep. Thapedi spoke on was his proposal to have the Illinois State Police co police the areas 1 mile east and west... Read more »

Pirro VS McCarthy: Who Got It Right

Pirro VS McCarthy: Who Got It Right
Several days ago a video was forwarded to me. The video was Fox News TV personality retired judge Jeanine Pirro taking City of Chicago Chief of Police Garry McCarthy to task. The judge called McCarthy a “Hypocrite” as she focused on a speech McCarthy made at St. Sabina several years ago. Here is the Youtube... Read more »
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Chatham: Are Community Organizations Relevant Anymore

Chatham: Are Community Organizations Relevant Anymore
. My counterparts at the Sixth Ward Blog recently wrote a post http://thesixthward.blogspot.com/2012/11/direction-communication-cooperation.html but I felt that I needed to say something. The presence of community based organizations in the 6th ward made it a target during the last City of Chicago ward remapping. While Alderman Beale (9th) picked up several organizations, it may end... Read more »

Peace In the Park After Dark 2012

Peace in the Park After Dark started two year as a statement to the community that Cole Park was safe after the shooting of Officer Thomas Wortham IV. So a group of 100 young people along with  6th District Police Commander Eric Carter, Wisconsin National Guardsman and a host of volunteers spent the night in... Read more »

CeaseFire: Is This the Start of Private Policing

Picture courtesy of The Sixth Ward Blog City of Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy attended a forum this past Saturday in Chatham at St. Mark UMC that was sponsored by the Greater Chatham Alliance. The Superintendent answered questions moderated by WVON radio personality Cliff Kelley. McCarthy answered questions on gun control, conceal and carry and... Read more »
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What To Do In Chatham This Weekend

The events are as follows: Carter Temple CME Church Presents the Chatham Gospel Idol Contest Saturday June 30, 2012   Carter Temple CME Church,   Lower level SJ Laws Hall,  7841 S Wabash 10am-2pm Information: 773-874-0175 Q&A With Superintendent Garry McCarthy Saturday June 30, 2012 St Mark UMC 8441 S St. Lawrence Information: 773.635.6500 Chatham Food Market Independence... Read more »

Upcoming Community Events

Upcoming Community Events
10th Annual 6th District CAPS Block Club Convention Saturday June 2, 2012 8:00 am St. Sabina Catholic Church 1210 W 78th Place Info: 312.745.3641 Expungement Summit Saturday June 2, 2012 8:30 am Apostolic Church of God 6320 S Dorchester Info: 312.603.5200 Community Planning Meeting on Kennedy King College Reinvention Thursday June 7, 2012 6:00 pm... Read more »

The Internet: A Gangsta's Paradise

The Internet: A Gangsta's Paradise
This past weekend I was engaged in an online conversation with my counterparts at The Sixth Ward Blog. The founder of the blog had noticed an unfamiliar traffic source and decided to check it out. The traffic was coming from a website called “The Hood Up”- Where America’s Hoods Meet. The site boast to be... Read more »
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Is it Time For Zero Tolerance

Is it Time For Zero Tolerance
Yesterday’s incident http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-at-least-3-wounded-in-south-side-shooting-20111105,0,4322644.story brought me back to Shayla Raymond a 15 year old who was struck by a car fleeing an individual at the 87th King Drive intersection. http://thesixthward.blogspot.com/2010/03/15-year-old-girl-dies-in-chatham-hit.html. Also, Zero Tolerance a topic I have discussed in the past. Over the last several years http://concernedcitizensofchatham.blogspot.com/2010/02/man-found-fatally-stabbed-in-chatham-do.html http://concernedcitizensofchatham.blogspot.com/2011/06/wtf-pimpin-continues.html. I have called for allowing the Chicago Police... Read more »