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From the Chicago Tribune:

Candidate for Illinois attorney general robbed at gunpoint

A candidate running for Illinois Attorney General was robbed at gunpoint while he was taking promotional photos for his campaign Thursday afternoon in the Northwest Side ward where he’s also the Democratic committeeman, according to his campaign manager and authorities.

Aaron Goldstein, 42, and several members of his campaign team were in the middle of taking publicity shots when the robbery happened, according to Goldstein’s campaign manager. The robbery took place about 3:25 p.m. in the 4600 block of North Albany Avenue in Albany Park, when three men in their early 20s approached them, according to a law-enforcement source. One of the men flashed a handgun and demanded the camera equipment and other personal belongings from the team, according to police.

The gunman and two other men robbed Goldstein and four others of camera equipment and their cell phones before they ran away, the law enforcement source said. As of Thursday evening, no one was in custody, police said.

Police described the three suspects as between 20 and 24 years old. They did not release a detailed description of the suspects.

Campaign manager Robert Murphy, who was not with the team during the incident, said Goldstein, Democratic ward committeeman for the 33rd Ward and a resident of Albany Park, was taking promotional images for the campaign with an “in-the-neighborhood kind of” message.

As commenter JohnnyD says, talk about getting mugged by reality …

 
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  1. snorlax says:

    Police described the three suspects as between 20 and 24 years old. They did not release a detailed description of the suspects.

    The victims described the robbers as “local American-born youths.”

    OT: HBD alert, WSJ sez Iran protests were triggered by collapse of Ponzi schemes: https://www.facebook.com/wsj/posts/10157178915378128

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    Worse. Not Ponzi schemes. Legitimate, state-backed banks behaving like Ponzi schemes.

    The collapse last year of the Caspian Credit Institute, which promised depositors returns often seen in Ponzi schemes, showed the economic desperation faced by many in Iran. Retirees unable to make ends meet on their pensions can be found driving many of the taxis crowding Tehran’s roads. Universities turn out students with no hope of employment in their fields, while those lucky enough to have work often have a second or even a third job.
     
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/analysis-iran-protests-show-danger-of-economic-woes/2018/01/08/4bd73ce8-f4ed-11e7-9af7-a50bc3300042_story.html?utm_term=.d54abfc20910
    I notice that the last quoted sentence describes a certain other country.
    , @Jim Don Bob

    The victims described the robbers as “local American-born youths.”
     
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  2. The perps were shitholes. We don’t need more shitholes in this country.

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  3. Hahahaaa!

    (that’s all I got)

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  4. J.Ross says: • Website

    There’s a bit in Joe MacGuinness’s Selling of the President where some Nixon campaign officials visit a ghetto and are supposedy encouraged by residents to depart and not return. That story depends on some political literacy on the part of the threatmakers. The writing is professional and within proper limits but it’s pretty clear that MacGuinness enjoyed getting to mention it. Here I feel only exhaustion. “We told you that thing was going to bite you, but you wanted a pet.”

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    I used to think people that kept large felines (genus Panthera, plus cougars, cheetahs and perhaps lynxes and servals) as pets were full-on nuts, but as compared to those enabling these kind of two legged predators, it seems downright sane.
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  5. PSR says:

    “Nobody got killed,” said Goldstein, “so it’s all good. Appreciate your vote.”

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    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    PSR, what a lame, limp wristed comment..." no one got killed." This time. I love the fact that the description of the perps always includes everything but their description. Round up all the 20-30 year old males.
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  6. No, OK, one more thing. Why are these “youths” even bothering with the phones anymore? Between the tracking and locking, what are they worth? Do guys buy them for parts?

    I really want to know, as a friend got his stolen, and he said the thief wasn’t gonna’ get any use out of it.

    Plus, hahahaaaa!

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    • Replies: @snorlax
    Prevents the person from calling 911 immediately. Also some people are too tech-illiterate to know how to use the remote-disabling/tracking features.
    , @rogue-one
    In London the "youth" are disassembling the stolen phone and selling the parts to the repair shops. You can probably make at least 100 bucks out of that per phone.
    , @Kyle
    Chicago probably has city wide public wifi. They don't need wireless plans they can just text on texting apps, or make phone calls on Skype, things like that. They don't need the sim card, to get a world of use out of it.
    , @gp
    They rob mainly for the thrill and the gangsta cred. If they get something of value, that's just cake icing. They're predators who need to be put down for good.
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  7. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Albany Park (/ˈɔːlbəni pɑːrk/) is one of 77 well-defined community areas of Chicago. Located on the Northwest Side of the City of Chicago, it includes the Albany Park neighborhood, one of the most ethnically diverse in the United States. It has one of highest percentages of foreign-born residents of any Chicago neighborhood.

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    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
    The proverbial Star Wars bar scene. It really is a shithole.
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  8. J.Ross says: • Website
    @snorlax

    Police described the three suspects as between 20 and 24 years old. They did not release a detailed description of the suspects.
     
    The victims described the robbers as "local American-born youths."

    OT: HBD alert, WSJ sez Iran protests were triggered by collapse of Ponzi schemes: https://www.facebook.com/wsj/posts/10157178915378128

    Worse. Not Ponzi schemes. Legitimate, state-backed banks behaving like Ponzi schemes.

    The collapse last year of the Caspian Credit Institute, which promised depositors returns often seen in Ponzi schemes, showed the economic desperation faced by many in Iran. Retirees unable to make ends meet on their pensions can be found driving many of the taxis crowding Tehran’s roads. Universities turn out students with no hope of employment in their fields, while those lucky enough to have work often have a second or even a third job.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/analysis-iran-protests-show-danger-of-economic-woes/2018/01/08/4bd73ce8-f4ed-11e7-9af7-a50bc3300042_story.html?utm_term=.d54abfc20910

    I notice that the last quoted sentence describes a certain other country.

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  9. Berty says:

    If there ever existed an organization so devoid of goodness, honor, and value to the world that destroying would instantly make the sky a little bit bluer it would be the Chicago Democratic machine.

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    Yes, and the evaporation of Dick Durbin would make the world a much better place and significantly raise the average IQ.
    , @MBlanc46
    As a lifelong (with short stints in other states and other countries for comparison) resident of the city and its suburbs, I’d say, be careful what you wish for. Yeah, it’s corrupt. Of course, it’s corrupt. You can’t run a place like this without being corrupt. Does it have to be as corrupt as it is? Theoretically, maybe not. Practically, it probably does. It has eighty-plus years of accretions and it would be almost impossible to change it significantly without having it collapse. And if it collapses, then what? Then you get blacks or Mexicans (a Karen Lewis type or a Chuy Garcia type) running the place. Then we become Detroit or Baltimore. Daley fils, awful as he was by comparison with his pere, and Rahmulus, nasty as he is, are what have kept the city from becoming Detroit or Baltimore. Apres la machine, le deluge.
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  10. Back in 2014, 2 “youths” robbed Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s son near his home. They punched him from behind, put him in a chokehold, and stole his phone.

    It’s interesting to see how NYC and Chicago have taken such different trajectories.

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    • Replies: @snorlax
    Health of the city reflects the health of the regional industries.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_urban_areas#2010_urban_agglomerations

    NYC - Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Legal, Tourism
    LA - Entertainment, Aerospace, Real Estate, Agriculture, Tourism
    Chicago - Industry/Manufacturing, Agriculture
    Boston - Education, Medicine, Insurance
    DC - Government/Lobbying, Legal, Tourism
    SF - Technology/Internet, Real Estate
    Miami - Real Estate, Tourism
    Dallas - Oil & Gas
    Houston - Oil & Gas, Aerospace
    Detroit - Automotive
    , @MBlanc46
    NYC doesn’t have a population with almost third of its number from Mississippi, which had the most brutal share-cropping system in the nation.
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  11. Dr. X says:

    Police described the three suspects as between 20 and 24 years old. They did not release a detailed description of the suspects.

    I’m sure they were Amish… or maybe Swedish… or maybe Norwegian?

    The probability that their ancestors came from a “shithole country” has got to be about zero… ain’t that right, Mr. Goldstein?

    (Clearly, the solution to the problem will be to disarm rural Illinois whites…)

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    I used to see Mennonite tourists all the time out my 3rd floor window in Chicago's loop. They'd have a layover at the Greyhound bus station so they go to the Sears Tower across the street from me to see the view from the 109th floor.
    , @David In TN
    Where they descendants of members of the Al Capone-Frank Nitti mob?
    , @wrd9
    The time is long past to use Swedish or Norwegians as paragons of non-criminality since they imported many Muslim and African criminals. We should be using the Japanese or Icelanders.
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  12. We need more Irish neighborhoods in Chicago.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    The quietest and best rowhouse neighborhoods in Chicago used to be Polish areas like Hegewisch and the Bush, by the old USS South Works. The Puerto Ricans and Mexicans ruined them. The Puerto Ricans are noticeably more violent.

    As a kid, we were taken to what was said to be the best ice cream parlor in the city, Gayety's, by a once impressive cinema then reduced to showing Spanish dubbed Hollywood films. While eating our ice cream sodas (which were superb: common in Chicago, Urbana and Quincy, apparently you can't get an ice cream soda west of the Mississippi , alas, except at niche specialty places like Jimmies' in Wichita) one dusky guy shot another dusky guy across the street, and we were ordered under the table until the cops cleared the scene. I remember my mother saying they hauled the decedent off with a sheet over his head and apparently the shooter got away.

    At that time-sometime in the seventies-apparently this was a somewhat unusual event. Later it got more and more common. The last time I visited Chicago with family, we went to the same ice cream place which had relocated somewhere in the suburbs, Tinley Park maybe?

    I wonder if the ice cream is still as good.
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  13. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross
    There's a bit in Joe MacGuinness's Selling of the President where some Nixon campaign officials visit a ghetto and are supposedy encouraged by residents to depart and not return. That story depends on some political literacy on the part of the threatmakers. The writing is professional and within proper limits but it's pretty clear that MacGuinness enjoyed getting to mention it. Here I feel only exhaustion. "We told you that thing was going to bite you, but you wanted a pet."

    I used to think people that kept large felines (genus Panthera, plus cougars, cheetahs and perhaps lynxes and servals) as pets were full-on nuts, but as compared to those enabling these kind of two legged predators, it seems downright sane.

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  14. JohnnyD says:

    Talk about getting mugged by reality…

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    Thanks.
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  15. Based on my copious experience watching extremely popular network television shows about cops and criminals in cities like NYC, LA and Chicago, I’m going to go ahead and assume that the perpetrators were all white men named Chad Moynihan III.

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  16. @Dr. X

    Police described the three suspects as between 20 and 24 years old. They did not release a detailed description of the suspects.
     
    I'm sure they were Amish... or maybe Swedish... or maybe Norwegian?

    The probability that their ancestors came from a "shithole country" has got to be about zero... ain't that right, Mr. Goldstein?

    (Clearly, the solution to the problem will be to disarm rural Illinois whites...)

    I used to see Mennonite tourists all the time out my 3rd floor window in Chicago’s loop. They’d have a layover at the Greyhound bus station so they go to the Sears Tower across the street from me to see the view from the 109th floor.

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    • Replies: @J.Ross
    If you visit John K. King's uniquely enormous used book store, just blocks from the Dan Gilbert District (downtown), you will almost certainly see Amish people wandering around Detroit, because the next notable business is the Greyhound bus station.
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  17. snorlax says:
    @Achmed E. Newman
    No, OK, one more thing. Why are these "youths" even bothering with the phones anymore? Between the tracking and locking, what are they worth? Do guys buy them for parts?

    I really want to know, as a friend got his stolen, and he said the thief wasn't gonna' get any use out of it.

    Plus, hahahaaaa!

    Prevents the person from calling 911 immediately. Also some people are too tech-illiterate to know how to use the remote-disabling/tracking features.

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    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Yeah, I can see that, and also the possiblity of being filmed running off. The other side of this is that the "youth", I mean criminal, is basically planting a tracking device on himself to aid in pursuit. (It was so much harder to do this back in the day, see Bruce Willis or Jason Bourne.)

    Now, this friend of mine was ripped off soley for the phone.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    snor, a TV film crew in Cleveland was robbed last week of their cell phones and the woman's purse. She was quoted as saying..."Keep the phone, wallet and credit cards, but not my purse." Sigh. Last week a young Cleveland woman was pistol whipped in the trendy, gentrifying Tremont neighborhood when the punks discovered she had no cash. Perp who beat her was quoted as calling her a "Broke ass bitch."
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  18. @JohnnyD
    Talk about getting mugged by reality...

    Thanks.

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  19. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @JohnnyWalker123
    We need more Irish neighborhoods in Chicago.

    The quietest and best rowhouse neighborhoods in Chicago used to be Polish areas like Hegewisch and the Bush, by the old USS South Works. The Puerto Ricans and Mexicans ruined them. The Puerto Ricans are noticeably more violent.

    As a kid, we were taken to what was said to be the best ice cream parlor in the city, Gayety’s, by a once impressive cinema then reduced to showing Spanish dubbed Hollywood films. While eating our ice cream sodas (which were superb: common in Chicago, Urbana and Quincy, apparently you can’t get an ice cream soda west of the Mississippi , alas, except at niche specialty places like Jimmies’ in Wichita) one dusky guy shot another dusky guy across the street, and we were ordered under the table until the cops cleared the scene. I remember my mother saying they hauled the decedent off with a sheet over his head and apparently the shooter got away.

    At that time-sometime in the seventies-apparently this was a somewhat unusual event. Later it got more and more common. The last time I visited Chicago with family, we went to the same ice cream place which had relocated somewhere in the suburbs, Tinley Park maybe?

    I wonder if the ice cream is still as good.

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  20. Wow, poetic justice! Question is, now that they have been mugged, will they convert to Conservatives?

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  21. It’s kinda weird how this happened, because diversity is strength and all that.

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  22. Bixxyyy says:

    Love the irony and hubris.

    According to wiki, “In its earliest known modern form, the Golem of Chełm became enormous and uncooperative. In one version of this story, the rabbi had to resort to trickery to deactivate it, whereupon it crumbled upon its creator and crushed him.”

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    In one version of this story, the rabbi had to resort to trickery to deactivate it, whereupon it crumbled upon its creator and crushed him.”
     
    They have not figured out how to safely handle this golem. Periodically it beats up a Jew and turns him into a neoconservative.
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  23. @Bixxyyy
    Love the irony and hubris.

    According to wiki, “In its earliest known modern form, the Golem of Chełm became enormous and uncooperative. In one version of this story, the rabbi had to resort to trickery to deactivate it, whereupon it crumbled upon its creator and crushed him.”

    In one version of this story, the rabbi had to resort to trickery to deactivate it, whereupon it crumbled upon its creator and crushed him.”

    They have not figured out how to safely handle this golem. Periodically it beats up a Jew and turns him into a neoconservative.

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  24. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Steve Sailer
    I used to see Mennonite tourists all the time out my 3rd floor window in Chicago's loop. They'd have a layover at the Greyhound bus station so they go to the Sears Tower across the street from me to see the view from the 109th floor.

    If you visit John K. King’s uniquely enormous used book store, just blocks from the Dan Gilbert District (downtown), you will almost certainly see Amish people wandering around Detroit, because the next notable business is the Greyhound bus station.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    When I walked around Austin TX more, I used to see Amish/Mennonites waiting for the train at the Amtrak station, large men in overalls fringe beards and straw hats and women in long dresses and poke bonnets. Train ran between Laredo and Chicago. There are sizeable colonies of Mennonites in Mexico. I wonder how they deal with the bandidos.
    , @I, Libertine
    Probably Mennonite rather than Amish.
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  25. 3g4me says:

    I’m going to assume the crazy improbability that Mr. Goldstein has received the support and backing of Soros’ attorneys general election initiative, and thus express my deepest regret that no one was harmed.

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  26. Mr. Anon says:

    But would-be Attorney General Goldstein convinced the armed robbers to vote for him, so it’s all good.

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  27. rogue-one says:
    @Achmed E. Newman
    No, OK, one more thing. Why are these "youths" even bothering with the phones anymore? Between the tracking and locking, what are they worth? Do guys buy them for parts?

    I really want to know, as a friend got his stolen, and he said the thief wasn't gonna' get any use out of it.

    Plus, hahahaaaa!

    In London the “youth” are disassembling the stolen phone and selling the parts to the repair shops. You can probably make at least 100 bucks out of that per phone.

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    Thanks, Rogue-1, I was wondering what parts you could use. I guess the glass, the motor-vibrator, speakers and mics and anything else easier to disconnect and prone to failure. I don't know if our "youths" are as bright as the ones in London. They might get $25 for one, but the buyer better be able to disable everything before heading back to his basement. (no, not interested that much, just thinking aloud on-line, as the cigarette-smuggling business just pencils out better.)
    , @JimB
    The parts of the latest iPhone model might be worth $100. Parts of other 4s, 5s, 6s, and SE's probably not even worth $50. The only things you can scavenge are the digitizer, the switches, the connector, and the chassis.
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  28. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Just about says it all.

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  29. NickG says:

    The gunman and two other men robbed Goldstein and four others of camera equipment and their cell phones…..Police described the three suspects as between 20 and 24 years old. They did not release a detailed description of the suspects.

    I’m willing to wager that this wasn’t anything as dramatic as a robbery, merely a far more prosaic affirmative shopping spree.

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    A few years ago it was pretty common for camera crews in Oakland to get their expensive equipment robbed while shooting.
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  30. @NickG

    The gunman and two other men robbed Goldstein and four others of camera equipment and their cell phones.....Police described the three suspects as between 20 and 24 years old. They did not release a detailed description of the suspects.
     
    I'm willing to wager that this wasn't anything as dramatic as a robbery, merely a far more prosaic affirmative shopping spree.

    A few years ago it was pretty common for camera crews in Oakland to get their expensive equipment robbed while shooting.

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    • Replies: @Pat Boyle
    There was a TV news crew on the lawn outside the local black high school who were doing a report on some local crime. A group of young black hoodlums saw them and came up and robbed them. The news crew got some "news as it happens" footage.
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  31. Polynikes says:

    The locals robbing the politicians instead of the other way around?

    Sounds like things are finally looking up in Chicago.

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  32. Gee, I wonder if the three armed robbers could possibly be African Americans? Nah…

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    • Replies: @Hodag
    Probably Mexican or Central American. This is a funny bit of the North side. It is very densely populated with rental apartments. A few blocks to the east is the Ravenswood Manor neighborhood filled with million dollar homes. Fun fact - Blagovich's house is three blocks away. This is some various Hispanic gang territory and they chase black folks out.

    I live a mile or two away. Always avoid large apartment buildings when purchasing. The street parking stinks and section 8 is always a threat.
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  33. @Berty
    If there ever existed an organization so devoid of goodness, honor, and value to the world that destroying would instantly make the sky a little bit bluer it would be the Chicago Democratic machine.

    Yes, and the evaporation of Dick Durbin would make the world a much better place and significantly raise the average IQ.

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  34. Snatching iPhones on the street is called “apple picking.”

    In 2016 my car was stolen and flipped over by the thieves who had tried to take a turn at excessive speed. I recovered two cell phones that must have fallen from their pockets. One was an Android, which I activated and found the name and picture of its owner, and one was an iPhone 5 in like-new condition that had been deactivated. I would have kept the latter if there were some way to reactivate it. I believe there are criminals who can handle that for you, but I don’t know them and so handed over to the police, who can have it done in search of evidence.

    About six months later someone from the insurance company called to tell me the case had been closed. The police had done nothing, there had been no investigation. I wish they had given me back that iPhone. Some detective’s kid probably got it for Christmas.

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    “ The police had done nothing, there had been no investigation. I wish they had given me back that iPhone.”

    Even with one activated phone they didn’t catch the perps? Or try to?
    , @Sandmich
    Do police do anything anymore besides write traffic tickets? It seems like (probably because it is), unless they catch the perp with the loot they don't bother looking for anyone ever. And then even if they do arrest someone, corrupt idiots like this Goldstein fellow don't even bother prosecuting anyone. (For example, this bit from the New Yorker in regards to Chicago: Last year[2015], the police charged individuals in just twenty-six per cent of all murders. Of the nearly three thousand non-fatal shootings, only ten per cent of the assailants were charged, which means that you have a pretty good chance of shooting someone in Chicago and getting away with it.)
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    A doctor friend of mine chased down some guys that had done a very minor hit-and-run on his sports car. He got them to run into a ditch (used to be a hell-raising driver in HS). After he took two 0.40 caliber shots into the ground to scare the bejesus out of them (just for the fun of it!) as they took off running, the cops came, and they found a retard-phone in the other guys' car. This was way before smart phones. The deputy found a number on it and called the house, letting them know that the "perp" could come get his lost phone at the police station. He had a couple of warrants out!

    ;-} Yes, not all cops are stupid. I appreciate the smart ones.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Harry, for laughs watch the movie "The Big Lebowski" when the cops recover his stolen car..."Yeah, we got leads, a team of detectives working on it." says the impound lot cop before he bursts out laughing.
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  35. So Chicago is another shithole? And the perps were almost certainly US-born from ancestors who have been here for centuries.

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  36. Svigor says:

    Goldstein, Democratic ward committeeman for the 33rd Ward and a resident of Albany Park, was taking promotional images for the campaign with an “in-the-neighborhood kind of” message.

    He knew the risk he was running. He probably got a lil tingle up his leg.

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  37. Hodag says:
    @Kam Phlodius
    Gee, I wonder if the three armed robbers could possibly be African Americans? Nah...

    Probably Mexican or Central American. This is a funny bit of the North side. It is very densely populated with rental apartments. A few blocks to the east is the Ravenswood Manor neighborhood filled with million dollar homes. Fun fact – Blagovich’s house is three blocks away. This is some various Hispanic gang territory and they chase black folks out.

    I live a mile or two away. Always avoid large apartment buildings when purchasing. The street parking stinks and section 8 is always a threat.

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    I looked up the wiki article on the Albany Park neighborhood. This was Koreatown until they started moving out. Mexicans/Hispanics took their place. This is the demographic breakdown in the article


    • White 29.47%
    • Black 4.25%
    • Hispanic 48.01%
    • Asian 15.79%
    • Other 2.48%
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  38. Anonymous • Disclaimer says: • Website
    @J.Ross
    If you visit John K. King's uniquely enormous used book store, just blocks from the Dan Gilbert District (downtown), you will almost certainly see Amish people wandering around Detroit, because the next notable business is the Greyhound bus station.

    When I walked around Austin TX more, I used to see Amish/Mennonites waiting for the train at the Amtrak station, large men in overalls fringe beards and straw hats and women in long dresses and poke bonnets. Train ran between Laredo and Chicago. There are sizeable colonies of Mennonites in Mexico. I wonder how they deal with the bandidos.

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    There are sizeable colonies of Mennonites in Mexico. I wonder how they deal with the bandidos.
     
    Give them all the "Menoita" they had. https://www.cheese.com/menonita/
    , @Achmed E. Newman

    ... in Mexico. I wonder how they deal with the bandidos.
     
    Hands in the air! All your freetos are belong to us, beetches!

    ... not exactly your father's banditos.
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  39. Svigor says:

    So Chicago is another shithole? And the perps were almost certainly US-born from ancestors who have been here for centuries.

    Zing!

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  40. Corn says:
    @Harry Baldwin
    Snatching iPhones on the street is called "apple picking."

    In 2016 my car was stolen and flipped over by the thieves who had tried to take a turn at excessive speed. I recovered two cell phones that must have fallen from their pockets. One was an Android, which I activated and found the name and picture of its owner, and one was an iPhone 5 in like-new condition that had been deactivated. I would have kept the latter if there were some way to reactivate it. I believe there are criminals who can handle that for you, but I don't know them and so handed over to the police, who can have it done in search of evidence.

    About six months later someone from the insurance company called to tell me the case had been closed. The police had done nothing, there had been no investigation. I wish they had given me back that iPhone. Some detective's kid probably got it for Christmas.

    “ The police had done nothing, there had been no investigation. I wish they had given me back that iPhone.”

    Even with one activated phone they didn’t catch the perps? Or try to?

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    I imagine the owner of that phone could have just said it had been stolen from him. Who could prove otherwise?
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  41. @J.Ross
    If you visit John K. King's uniquely enormous used book store, just blocks from the Dan Gilbert District (downtown), you will almost certainly see Amish people wandering around Detroit, because the next notable business is the Greyhound bus station.

    Probably Mennonite rather than Amish.

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  42. Sandmich says:
    @Harry Baldwin
    Snatching iPhones on the street is called "apple picking."

    In 2016 my car was stolen and flipped over by the thieves who had tried to take a turn at excessive speed. I recovered two cell phones that must have fallen from their pockets. One was an Android, which I activated and found the name and picture of its owner, and one was an iPhone 5 in like-new condition that had been deactivated. I would have kept the latter if there were some way to reactivate it. I believe there are criminals who can handle that for you, but I don't know them and so handed over to the police, who can have it done in search of evidence.

    About six months later someone from the insurance company called to tell me the case had been closed. The police had done nothing, there had been no investigation. I wish they had given me back that iPhone. Some detective's kid probably got it for Christmas.

    Do police do anything anymore besides write traffic tickets? It seems like (probably because it is), unless they catch the perp with the loot they don’t bother looking for anyone ever. And then even if they do arrest someone, corrupt idiots like this Goldstein fellow don’t even bother prosecuting anyone. (For example, this bit from the New Yorker in regards to Chicago: Last year[2015], the police charged individuals in just twenty-six per cent of all murders. Of the nearly three thousand non-fatal shootings, only ten per cent of the assailants were charged, which means that you have a pretty good chance of shooting someone in Chicago and getting away with it.)

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    There is a reality TV show that has real cops chasing real criminals. You know its real because all the perpetrators are black and all the cops are stupid (or unimaginative).

    I have seen episodes where the detective will scour the neighborhood for a surveillance camera that happed to catch the crime on tape, and if there isn't one, the cop just gives up and goes on to the next case. What you need for this strategy is: lots of cameras and lots of crimes.
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  43. Svigor says:

    (For example, this bit from the New Yorker in regards to Chicago: Last year[2015], the police charged individuals in just twenty-six per cent of all murders. Of the nearly three thousand non-fatal shootings, only ten per cent of the assailants were charged, which means that you have a pretty good chance of shooting someone in Chicago and getting away with it.)

    “You” being criminals in “no snitchin’” communities.

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  44. @snorlax

    Police described the three suspects as between 20 and 24 years old. They did not release a detailed description of the suspects.
     
    The victims described the robbers as "local American-born youths."

    OT: HBD alert, WSJ sez Iran protests were triggered by collapse of Ponzi schemes: https://www.facebook.com/wsj/posts/10157178915378128

    The victims described the robbers as “local American-born youths.”

    F**king Amish! At it again.

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  45. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    This is the middle of the afternoon in a fairly dense neighborhood. Shows how things have slipped whereby crooks and armed robbers are just cruising around all over just looking for opportunities. They’ve rather bold and unafraid these days. The mayor has stated he’s going to hire more police but there’s no answer in that. They’re hiring affirmative action types, various non-whites, women, probably some gays, undersized weaklings and so one, most of whom will be do-nothing paycheck collectors.

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    In my youth, all Chicago cops were big burly Irishmen. Or at least they seemed to be. There was a minimum height, so at least they were all big. I remember my first trip to NYC in the late 1960s. The cops were all shrimps. I thought they were a joke. Then some Lefty federal judge decided that minimum height requirements discriminated against short people. Now, as you point out, we have the full rainbow flag of cops. Ah well, we can’t arrest our way out of this, in any case (or so I’m told).
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  46. countenance says: • Website

    Several years ago, the former Democrat Governor of Missouri was jacked at gunpoint in Downtown St. Louis.

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  47. snorlax says:
    @JohnnyWalker123
    Back in 2014, 2 "youths" robbed Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's son near his home. They punched him from behind, put him in a chokehold, and stole his phone.

    It's interesting to see how NYC and Chicago have taken such different trajectories.

    Health of the city reflects the health of the regional industries.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_urban_areas#2010_urban_agglomerations

    NYC – Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Legal, Tourism
    LA – Entertainment, Aerospace, Real Estate, Agriculture, Tourism
    Chicago – Industry/Manufacturing, Agriculture
    Boston – Education, Medicine, Insurance
    DC – Government/Lobbying, Legal, Tourism
    SF – Technology/Internet, Real Estate
    Miami – Real Estate, Tourism
    Dallas – Oil & Gas
    Houston – Oil & Gas, Aerospace
    Detroit – Automotive

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  48. dearieme says:

    A greater crime is that he probably pronounces his surname as Goldsteen. How rebarbative!

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  49. @Dr. X

    Police described the three suspects as between 20 and 24 years old. They did not release a detailed description of the suspects.
     
    I'm sure they were Amish... or maybe Swedish... or maybe Norwegian?

    The probability that their ancestors came from a "shithole country" has got to be about zero... ain't that right, Mr. Goldstein?

    (Clearly, the solution to the problem will be to disarm rural Illinois whites...)

    Where they descendants of members of the Al Capone-Frank Nitti mob?

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  50. The campaign manager, Robert Murphy, said the police told him the candidate was not “targeted.” Murphy called the robbery “a random act of violence.”

    The term “random act of violence” gives you a general description of the perpetrators.

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  51. Poor Mr. Goldstein!

    Yet another victim of antisemitic intersectionalizationized privileged white structural systemic racism.

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  52. gunner29 says:

    If you’re in the ghetto, some kind of criminal activity is how you make a living. No jobs, especially if you lack literacy. Which most do. I saw something about Detroit having 60%+ illiteracy, no jobs for them!

    So their work day consists of muggings, burglary, shoplifting, dealing drugs, car jacking, whatever will get them some cash. Why anybody with options goes anywhere near the hood, I can’t see it.

    The womyn with kids will get all those govt handouts, which a lot of the guys are sharing. But for a single guy, nothing in the way of gobt programs for them. Tough it out.

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  53. Pat Boyle says:
    @Steve Sailer
    A few years ago it was pretty common for camera crews in Oakland to get their expensive equipment robbed while shooting.

    There was a TV news crew on the lawn outside the local black high school who were doing a report on some local crime. A group of young black hoodlums saw them and came up and robbed them. The news crew got some “news as it happens” footage.

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  54. Pat Boyle says:
    @Sandmich
    Do police do anything anymore besides write traffic tickets? It seems like (probably because it is), unless they catch the perp with the loot they don't bother looking for anyone ever. And then even if they do arrest someone, corrupt idiots like this Goldstein fellow don't even bother prosecuting anyone. (For example, this bit from the New Yorker in regards to Chicago: Last year[2015], the police charged individuals in just twenty-six per cent of all murders. Of the nearly three thousand non-fatal shootings, only ten per cent of the assailants were charged, which means that you have a pretty good chance of shooting someone in Chicago and getting away with it.)

    There is a reality TV show that has real cops chasing real criminals. You know its real because all the perpetrators are black and all the cops are stupid (or unimaginative).

    I have seen episodes where the detective will scour the neighborhood for a surveillance camera that happed to catch the crime on tape, and if there isn’t one, the cop just gives up and goes on to the next case. What you need for this strategy is: lots of cameras and lots of crimes.

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  55. @snorlax
    Prevents the person from calling 911 immediately. Also some people are too tech-illiterate to know how to use the remote-disabling/tracking features.

    Yeah, I can see that, and also the possiblity of being filmed running off. The other side of this is that the “youth”, I mean criminal, is basically planting a tracking device on himself to aid in pursuit. (It was so much harder to do this back in the day, see Bruce Willis or Jason Bourne.)

    Now, this friend of mine was ripped off soley for the phone.

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  56. @rogue-one
    In London the "youth" are disassembling the stolen phone and selling the parts to the repair shops. You can probably make at least 100 bucks out of that per phone.

    Thanks, Rogue-1, I was wondering what parts you could use. I guess the glass, the motor-vibrator, speakers and mics and anything else easier to disconnect and prone to failure. I don’t know if our “youths” are as bright as the ones in London. They might get $25 for one, but the buyer better be able to disable everything before heading back to his basement. (no, not interested that much, just thinking aloud on-line, as the cigarette-smuggling business just pencils out better.)

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  57. @Harry Baldwin
    Snatching iPhones on the street is called "apple picking."

    In 2016 my car was stolen and flipped over by the thieves who had tried to take a turn at excessive speed. I recovered two cell phones that must have fallen from their pockets. One was an Android, which I activated and found the name and picture of its owner, and one was an iPhone 5 in like-new condition that had been deactivated. I would have kept the latter if there were some way to reactivate it. I believe there are criminals who can handle that for you, but I don't know them and so handed over to the police, who can have it done in search of evidence.

    About six months later someone from the insurance company called to tell me the case had been closed. The police had done nothing, there had been no investigation. I wish they had given me back that iPhone. Some detective's kid probably got it for Christmas.

    A doctor friend of mine chased down some guys that had done a very minor hit-and-run on his sports car. He got them to run into a ditch (used to be a hell-raising driver in HS). After he took two 0.40 caliber shots into the ground to scare the bejesus out of them (just for the fun of it!) as they took off running, the cops came, and they found a retard-phone in the other guys’ car. This was way before smart phones. The deputy found a number on it and called the house, letting them know that the “perp” could come get his lost phone at the police station. He had a couple of warrants out!

    ;-} Yes, not all cops are stupid. I appreciate the smart ones.

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  58. JimB says:
    @rogue-one
    In London the "youth" are disassembling the stolen phone and selling the parts to the repair shops. You can probably make at least 100 bucks out of that per phone.

    The parts of the latest iPhone model might be worth $100. Parts of other 4s, 5s, 6s, and SE’s probably not even worth $50. The only things you can scavenge are the digitizer, the switches, the connector, and the chassis.

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  59. @PSR
    "Nobody got killed," said Goldstein, "so it's all good. Appreciate your vote."

    PSR, what a lame, limp wristed comment…” no one got killed.” This time. I love the fact that the description of the perps always includes everything but their description. Round up all the 20-30 year old males.

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  60. @snorlax
    Prevents the person from calling 911 immediately. Also some people are too tech-illiterate to know how to use the remote-disabling/tracking features.

    snor, a TV film crew in Cleveland was robbed last week of their cell phones and the woman’s purse. She was quoted as saying…”Keep the phone, wallet and credit cards, but not my purse.” Sigh. Last week a young Cleveland woman was pistol whipped in the trendy, gentrifying Tremont neighborhood when the punks discovered she had no cash. Perp who beat her was quoted as calling her a “Broke ass bitch.”

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    Ha, about the "handbags". Man, there's no way to tell from the outside whether those Coach ones they all want are cheap China-made crap or real ones, so what's the point anymore? What was ever the point? Then again, I'm the guy who used to think women had one regular pair of shoes and one for painting, like me.
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  61. @Harry Baldwin
    Snatching iPhones on the street is called "apple picking."

    In 2016 my car was stolen and flipped over by the thieves who had tried to take a turn at excessive speed. I recovered two cell phones that must have fallen from their pockets. One was an Android, which I activated and found the name and picture of its owner, and one was an iPhone 5 in like-new condition that had been deactivated. I would have kept the latter if there were some way to reactivate it. I believe there are criminals who can handle that for you, but I don't know them and so handed over to the police, who can have it done in search of evidence.

    About six months later someone from the insurance company called to tell me the case had been closed. The police had done nothing, there had been no investigation. I wish they had given me back that iPhone. Some detective's kid probably got it for Christmas.

    Harry, for laughs watch the movie “The Big Lebowski” when the cops recover his stolen car…”Yeah, we got leads, a team of detectives working on it.” says the impound lot cop before he bursts out laughing.

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    The Coen brothers really hit the nail on the head with that scene. In my case, I think the cops figure no one was hurt, insurance covered the cost of the car, so what's the big deal?
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  62. @Anonymous
    When I walked around Austin TX more, I used to see Amish/Mennonites waiting for the train at the Amtrak station, large men in overalls fringe beards and straw hats and women in long dresses and poke bonnets. Train ran between Laredo and Chicago. There are sizeable colonies of Mennonites in Mexico. I wonder how they deal with the bandidos.

    There are sizeable colonies of Mennonites in Mexico. I wonder how they deal with the bandidos.

    Give them all the “Menoita” they had. https://www.cheese.com/menonita/

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  63. @Anonymous

    Albany Park (/ˈɔːlbəni pɑːrk/) is one of 77 well-defined community areas of Chicago. Located on the Northwest Side of the City of Chicago, it includes the Albany Park neighborhood, one of the most ethnically diverse in the United States. It has one of highest percentages of foreign-born residents of any Chicago neighborhood.
     

    The proverbial Star Wars bar scene. It really is a shithole.

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  64. Kyle says:
    @Achmed E. Newman
    No, OK, one more thing. Why are these "youths" even bothering with the phones anymore? Between the tracking and locking, what are they worth? Do guys buy them for parts?

    I really want to know, as a friend got his stolen, and he said the thief wasn't gonna' get any use out of it.

    Plus, hahahaaaa!

    Chicago probably has city wide public wifi. They don’t need wireless plans they can just text on texting apps, or make phone calls on Skype, things like that. They don’t need the sim card, to get a world of use out of it.

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    No, Chicago does not have city-wide wifi. I understand Millennium Park ( Home of "Da Bean")has free wifi though.
    , @MBlanc46
    You’re joking. We can’t afford cops on the beat. We can’t afford to keep the libraries open. What makes you think we can afford city-wide WiFi? I can’t imagine what they’d have to tax to pay for that.
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  65. gp says:
    @Achmed E. Newman
    No, OK, one more thing. Why are these "youths" even bothering with the phones anymore? Between the tracking and locking, what are they worth? Do guys buy them for parts?

    I really want to know, as a friend got his stolen, and he said the thief wasn't gonna' get any use out of it.

    Plus, hahahaaaa!

    They rob mainly for the thrill and the gangsta cred. If they get something of value, that’s just cake icing. They’re predators who need to be put down for good.

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    Precisely. the highest status for these cretins is the state of : Bad.

    And they strive to attain this state, the hallowed state of : Bad, regardless of the cost or damage to themselves, or society.

    Authenticjazzman "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet and pro jazz musician.
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  66. “They did not release a detailed description of the suspects”

    And they don’t need to, not giving us one, gives us one.

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  67. I lived all of my high school years exactly 3 blocks from the scene of this crime. Unless things have seriously changed, the perps were beaner gangbangers. Would’ve loved to see the look on that guy’s face during the incident.

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  68. wrd9 says:
    @Dr. X

    Police described the three suspects as between 20 and 24 years old. They did not release a detailed description of the suspects.
     
    I'm sure they were Amish... or maybe Swedish... or maybe Norwegian?

    The probability that their ancestors came from a "shithole country" has got to be about zero... ain't that right, Mr. Goldstein?

    (Clearly, the solution to the problem will be to disarm rural Illinois whites...)

    The time is long past to use Swedish or Norwegians as paragons of non-criminality since they imported many Muslim and African criminals. We should be using the Japanese or Icelanders.

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  69. @Kyle
    Chicago probably has city wide public wifi. They don't need wireless plans they can just text on texting apps, or make phone calls on Skype, things like that. They don't need the sim card, to get a world of use out of it.

    No, Chicago does not have city-wide wifi. I understand Millennium Park ( Home of “Da Bean”)has free wifi though.

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  70. @Corn
    “ The police had done nothing, there had been no investigation. I wish they had given me back that iPhone.”

    Even with one activated phone they didn’t catch the perps? Or try to?

    I imagine the owner of that phone could have just said it had been stolen from him. Who could prove otherwise?

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  71. @Buffalo Joe
    Harry, for laughs watch the movie "The Big Lebowski" when the cops recover his stolen car..."Yeah, we got leads, a team of detectives working on it." says the impound lot cop before he bursts out laughing.

    The Coen brothers really hit the nail on the head with that scene. In my case, I think the cops figure no one was hurt, insurance covered the cost of the car, so what’s the big deal?

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    They just don't have time for all the crime that does go on... and there's a big laziness factor. I had a car stolen and had just a possible lead. I talked to the cop about checking it out, and, to paraphrase "nah, we don't want to get in any trouble or anything.". I checked it out myself, but it was probably too late even if there was something nefarious at that location.

    I'd get letters once every year or so, asking if I had my car back. See, they just wanted to close the case (on which they did nothing but write the one report for 1/2 hour). I sent one back, saying "No, why don't you try to find it and write me back.".

    Anyway, great scene in that movie. That and Raising Arizona are my favorites by the Coen Brothers. There were some that I truly didn't get, but I guess I might need to watch them again. I'll tell you another thing - I watched The Fight Club again, and I must invoke rule number 1: First Rule of Fight Club: YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT HOW BAD THE MOVIE SUCKS!
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  72. @Hodag
    Probably Mexican or Central American. This is a funny bit of the North side. It is very densely populated with rental apartments. A few blocks to the east is the Ravenswood Manor neighborhood filled with million dollar homes. Fun fact - Blagovich's house is three blocks away. This is some various Hispanic gang territory and they chase black folks out.

    I live a mile or two away. Always avoid large apartment buildings when purchasing. The street parking stinks and section 8 is always a threat.

    I looked up the wiki article on the Albany Park neighborhood. This was Koreatown until they started moving out. Mexicans/Hispanics took their place. This is the demographic breakdown in the article

    • White 29.47%
    • Black 4.25%
    • Hispanic 48.01%
    • Asian 15.79%
    • Other 2.48%

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  73. Gunner says:

    Needs to happen 1000 times more to start an effect.

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  74. MBlanc46 says:
    @Berty
    If there ever existed an organization so devoid of goodness, honor, and value to the world that destroying would instantly make the sky a little bit bluer it would be the Chicago Democratic machine.

    As a lifelong (with short stints in other states and other countries for comparison) resident of the city and its suburbs, I’d say, be careful what you wish for. Yeah, it’s corrupt. Of course, it’s corrupt. You can’t run a place like this without being corrupt. Does it have to be as corrupt as it is? Theoretically, maybe not. Practically, it probably does. It has eighty-plus years of accretions and it would be almost impossible to change it significantly without having it collapse. And if it collapses, then what? Then you get blacks or Mexicans (a Karen Lewis type or a Chuy Garcia type) running the place. Then we become Detroit or Baltimore. Daley fils, awful as he was by comparison with his pere, and Rahmulus, nasty as he is, are what have kept the city from becoming Detroit or Baltimore. Apres la machine, le deluge.

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  75. MBlanc46 says:
    @JohnnyWalker123
    Back in 2014, 2 "youths" robbed Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's son near his home. They punched him from behind, put him in a chokehold, and stole his phone.

    It's interesting to see how NYC and Chicago have taken such different trajectories.

    NYC doesn’t have a population with almost third of its number from Mississippi, which had the most brutal share-cropping system in the nation.

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  76. MBlanc46 says:
    @anonymous
    This is the middle of the afternoon in a fairly dense neighborhood. Shows how things have slipped whereby crooks and armed robbers are just cruising around all over just looking for opportunities. They've rather bold and unafraid these days. The mayor has stated he's going to hire more police but there's no answer in that. They're hiring affirmative action types, various non-whites, women, probably some gays, undersized weaklings and so one, most of whom will be do-nothing paycheck collectors.

    In my youth, all Chicago cops were big burly Irishmen. Or at least they seemed to be. There was a minimum height, so at least they were all big. I remember my first trip to NYC in the late 1960s. The cops were all shrimps. I thought they were a joke. Then some Lefty federal judge decided that minimum height requirements discriminated against short people. Now, as you point out, we have the full rainbow flag of cops. Ah well, we can’t arrest our way out of this, in any case (or so I’m told).

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  77. @Harry Baldwin
    The Coen brothers really hit the nail on the head with that scene. In my case, I think the cops figure no one was hurt, insurance covered the cost of the car, so what's the big deal?

    They just don’t have time for all the crime that does go on… and there’s a big laziness factor. I had a car stolen and had just a possible lead. I talked to the cop about checking it out, and, to paraphrase “nah, we don’t want to get in any trouble or anything.”. I checked it out myself, but it was probably too late even if there was something nefarious at that location.

    I’d get letters once every year or so, asking if I had my car back. See, they just wanted to close the case (on which they did nothing but write the one report for 1/2 hour). I sent one back, saying “No, why don’t you try to find it and write me back.”.

    Anyway, great scene in that movie. That and Raising Arizona are my favorites by the Coen Brothers. There were some that I truly didn’t get, but I guess I might need to watch them again. I’ll tell you another thing – I watched The Fight Club again, and I must invoke rule number 1: First Rule of Fight Club: YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT HOW BAD THE MOVIE SUCKS!

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  78. MBlanc46 says:
    @Kyle
    Chicago probably has city wide public wifi. They don't need wireless plans they can just text on texting apps, or make phone calls on Skype, things like that. They don't need the sim card, to get a world of use out of it.

    You’re joking. We can’t afford cops on the beat. We can’t afford to keep the libraries open. What makes you think we can afford city-wide WiFi? I can’t imagine what they’d have to tax to pay for that.

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  79. @Anonymous
    When I walked around Austin TX more, I used to see Amish/Mennonites waiting for the train at the Amtrak station, large men in overalls fringe beards and straw hats and women in long dresses and poke bonnets. Train ran between Laredo and Chicago. There are sizeable colonies of Mennonites in Mexico. I wonder how they deal with the bandidos.

    … in Mexico. I wonder how they deal with the bandidos.

    Hands in the air! All your freetos are belong to us, beetches!

    … not exactly your father’s banditos.

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  80. @Buffalo Joe
    snor, a TV film crew in Cleveland was robbed last week of their cell phones and the woman's purse. She was quoted as saying..."Keep the phone, wallet and credit cards, but not my purse." Sigh. Last week a young Cleveland woman was pistol whipped in the trendy, gentrifying Tremont neighborhood when the punks discovered she had no cash. Perp who beat her was quoted as calling her a "Broke ass bitch."

    Ha, about the “handbags”. Man, there’s no way to tell from the outside whether those Coach ones they all want are cheap China-made crap or real ones, so what’s the point anymore? What was ever the point? Then again, I’m the guy who used to think women had one regular pair of shoes and one for painting, like me.

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  81. @gp
    They rob mainly for the thrill and the gangsta cred. If they get something of value, that's just cake icing. They're predators who need to be put down for good.

    Precisely. the highest status for these cretins is the state of : Bad.

    And they strive to attain this state, the hallowed state of : Bad, regardless of the cost or damage to themselves, or society.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet and pro jazz musician.

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