Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Beat 1421 CAPS Meeting This Evening (3-9-11)

Good evening, everyone. I attended 1421's CAPS meeting tonight. This was my first and only visit to that meeting. There was an old issue, according to a list I obtained from the meeting, but they were not talked about it was a graffiti complaint, in which 14th District Commander Flores told us some arrests were made, so here's the new problems:

* General mayhem @ Cortland and Campbell, which is on Beat 1434, with gang members and teens causing problems on this corner and in the surrounding area.
* There's been some gang activity on the 1600 block of N Rockwell, near Maplewood Park.
* Loitering issue at Armitage and Sawyer with guys drinking on the corner.

Other observations:
> I was rather impressed with the turn-out at this meeting. There were about 10 residents in attendance at this meeting, along with the 14th District Commander Linda Flores, the CAPS Sgt., the CAPS Community Organizer, and two officers working Beat 1421 on Afternoons.
> An officer on 1421 mentioned that there was an incident this afternoon with freshmen from a high school. Not sure which school, but they were acting up on Armitage. The officers approached them, questioned them and did contact cards on them.
> There were gunshots on the 1600 block of N. Francisco last month. A window was shot out. No arrests or injures.
> The most crimes were domestic battery (20 reported incidents), simple battery (15 reported incidents) and theft (11 reported incidents).

For this Beat meeting post, I ask for those residents who read the blog but don't come to the meetings (because they don't want to), please, go!

*Next meeting: April 13, 2010 at Salem Good News Baptist Church (2038 N. California) at 6:30PM.
* Please note, this will NOT be an official meeting, meaning no data reports and no CPD presence. It is a community meeting for Beat 1421.

Thank you,


Luke Short said...

You've got to remember that gangbangers are also residentsof your community. They also have rights.

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

They may be living in the community as well as us, but in my opinion, they don't deserve to have rights. If you're going to do nothing but flash your stupid signs, recruit kids into your stupid gang, kill someone for no reason, shoot, sell drugs and whatever else you do, then why should you have rights? In my opinion, if you're a known gangbanger, all of your rights should be taken away. You live that lifestyle, now you give up your rights, that's the way I see it.

Best Blog Ever said...

Gangbangers are involved in ILLEGAL activities. They don't deserve to have the same rights as law abiding citizens.

Anonymous said...

All people have basic humans rights but Gangbangers/Thugs are hypocrites if they want claim those rights and don't care about others rights to live in peace and raise a family wihtout worry of getting shot or beaten.

Being a leader and not a follower means not even being in a gang in the first place. Wake up.