Skip to comments.Why was North Avenue Beach really closed? [Gang violence/Flash Mobs in Chicago]
Posted on 06/01/2011 3:43:24 AM PDT by 1010RD
Was it a flash mob that forced the closure of North Avenue beach on Memorial Day?
Chicago Police News Affairs released a statement saying they had to close the beach for safety reasons, as people were suffering heat exhaustion and emergency vehicles couldn't get through to help. But, WLS listeners say there was what they called a "large gangbanger element" at the Oak Street and North Avenue beaches.
READ: Emanuel: Police made right call in closing beach
Listeners report being at the beach, and seeing dozens of gang bangers pushing people off their bikes. Another listener says those causing havoc were not dressed for the beach and looked like "bad elements."
Webster's dictionary defines a flash mob as a group of people summoned (as by e-mail or text message) to a designated location at a specified time to perform an indicated action before dispersing. Flash mobs also can be organized via social media sites. But recently in Chicago, flash mobs have gathered along Michigan Avenue to do anything but entertain.
In January, groups of teens assembled along Michigan Avenue and shoplifted at three separate stores. Eleven teens ranging in age from 14 to 17 were arrested.
Chicago Police are denying that a flash mob intent on causing havoc forced the closure of the North Avenue beach on Memorial Day Monday.
This happened so badly at Water Tower Place that extra patrols were placed on foot on the ground to control the crowd. At last years Taste of Chicago a gang fight erupted that lasted over a half dozen blocks and which police couldn't stop or control. It was a real taste of Chicago.
It's only going to get worse as summer progresses. These crimes and deaths sit squarely on the heads of our local liberals and gun nuts*, but I repeat myself.
*person who blames guns for all crimes instead of the criminals who commit them and seeks to disarm the honest and lawful to the benefit of the criminal element.
Another reason to own a gun ping.
WELCOME to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel! SARC!
Two of the non-fatal shootings took place at a South Side beach.
Another example of simply giving land to the bad guys. US has become physically smaller since I was born.
If it is true why deny it? Why abjure an opportunity to show how the people are being protected?
Recall the riots of the 60s and how national politics changed because of them.
In other words, all this rioting now going on, just like it was back in the 60’s made the era of conservatism a reality.
We closely associate poverty with the urban environment. While cities do concentrate poverty that heretofore has been invisible in the Styx, the truth is that urban policies promulgated by liberal Utopians not only concentrate poverty, but exacerbate it.
The level of lawlessness in Chicago is incredible. Utterly unbelievable and our cops are scared, really scared.
Earlier this year I directly witnessed a car turn the wrong way onto a one way street in front of a squad car. The officer waved, but that didn’t stop the driver. The officer honked, but that didn’t stop the driver. The officer turned on the lights and siren and that didn’t stop the driver who simply waived and went on.
You mean how they made draconian gun control laws possible disarming several generations of the law-abiding?
Another solution that punishes the good and rewards the evil. Can you imagine urban areas in flames while Obama calls for martial law, temporarily of course?
Not first hand, Uncle had me somewhere else during that time.
My take on the news reports we got, was that what the Commies couldn't win on the battle field, they accomplished on the streets back home.
IMO, it had a lot to do with it. Nixon was able to use the term “law and order” to help win in 1968.
>>Why abjure an opportunity to show how the people are being protected?
Because kicking the good people off the beach so the bad ones can have it is not protecting people. Summon the SWAT teams and let them kill some criminals for a change.
Like Europe, we will see the expansion of "no go" zones where the law is the local Imam or gang, not the police.
In case you didn’t see it, you should see this thread:
What is going on with “Eric Holder’s People” over Memorial Day?! (Multiple articles)
I wonder when we are going to start seeing flash mobs of law-abiding citizens who carry firearms responding to these flash mobs of thugs and begin to take out the trash?
That is what I would do... kill them and stack them high.
It could very get so bad that even one day the regular police will end up having to call in either the SWAT or the NG to bring law and order back.
Sounds like Leroy was busy over the weekedn. Don’t forget Myrtle beach where they had Black Bike Week problems. Miami Beach, When is the annual Virginia Beach riot.
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