Recent Violence In Our Neighborhood

by Greg Nagel

Violence is one of the issues that pretty much trumps all issues. Sure we all like pretty streets and want to recycle, but not getting shot will pretty much take priority always. Some members have asked me to speak to the Aldermen regarding the recent shooting at Anderson school playground.

It has been stated by the Aldermen that they believe this wave of violence relates to
several young men who are members of gangs returning to the neighborhood after being gone for sometime.

The best sources of information regarding violence in our neighborhood are the CAPS meeting. The front page of this newsletter lists the various Beats in our area and the corresponding meeting time. The next Beat 1322 CAPS meeting on September 5 will include two State’s attorneys doing a mock interrogation of police officers, to teach us how to be on the look-out for gang related activity, who or what we'd be looking for, and even some role playing.

The 13th District will hold an "Outdoor Community Roll Call" to show the gangs that we own our streets. The first is scheduled for this Saturday September 1st at 5:30 pm at 1122 N. Wolcott followed by another one at 1037 N. Honore on Saturday September 8th at 5.

Be safe and make sure to report any suspicious activity by emailing CAPS013District@chicagopolice.org.