Category: Safety and Security

Neighborhood Safety and Securuty Committee

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MARCH MEETING

This summary cannot include all the energy and information that was shared at the meeting. These are just the highlights. You want more, come out and share your energy and ideas. Jane Addams Resource Corporation(JARC} Jane-addams.org 773-728-9769 231 N. Pine JARC promotes strong communities and households to ensure that people who work do not live…

POLICE BOARD MEETING: Taking our concerns to the top

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, ten members of CANA attended the Chicago Police Board Meeting. The Chicago Police Board is a nine member, civilian body that oversees certain activities of the Chicago Police Department. It holds monthly public meeting that provide members of the public the opportunity to present questions and comments directly to the…

CANA Meeting Tuesday February 21 @ 6:30 PM

Title: CANA Meeting Location: 301 N. Mayfield – 3rd Unitarian Church Description: Please join us for this CANA meeting. We will discuss our recent visit to the Police Board and the Status of our Response time case. Safety after the recent shootings will also be discussed.  Planning for upcoming events will be discussed. Your community…

ANOTHER SMALL VICTORY IN FIGHT FOR OUR SAFETY

  Our fight for the human rights of black and brown people continues. We seek to have equitable allocation of all resources, including police emergency response services.   This past Monday, the ACLU was in court on our behalf to force the city to supply all emails related to police deployment. They had supplied some…

CANA MEETING TUESDAY

TUESDAY APRIL 21 MEETING Since there was no meeting in March, you won’t want to miss this next meeting. For the month of February, CANA members were out working for change and becoming more informed.   We have a lot to report. We have a lot to do. Come add your input.   CARO– USEL…

TUESDAY 6:30-8:00PM CANA MEETING

IF YOU REMAIN SILENT, YOU ALLOW OTHERS TO GIVE YOU WHAT THEY DON’T WANT. TAKE ACTION TUESDAY  NEXT MEETING 6:30PM to 8:00PM Tuesday, October 15, 2013 301 N. Mayfield, Third Unitarian Church   Your involvement is essential for creating a community you desire and deserve.

CHICAGO POLICE CHANGING RESPONSE PLAN FOR SOME 911 CALLS

Starting  February 4th, Chicago police changed  their responses to 911 calls. They’ll no longer come right away to reports of incidents where the suspect is no longer on the scene and the victim isn’t in “immediate danger”.  These incidents include  criminal damage to property, vehicle thefts and garage burglaries.  They state the move will free…

SIGNS AND DOLLAR SIGNS: Can signs help a community

Littered across the landscape of the 29th ward, you can see large 4 ft. by 4 ft. signs urging you to take action, to make a choice on one day of the year. The sign is asking you to vote for the alderman. The concept is that this choice will lead to a better quality of life…

CANA joins ACLU in lawsuit against the City of Chicago related to Inequitable Service in Minority Communities

Chicago Police Deployment Scheme Results in Inequitable, Unfair Service For Minority Neighborhoods, Suit Says CHICAGO, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Chicago officials have failed to deploy police equitably across the City’s many diverse neighborhoods, resulting in disproportionate numbers of delayed police responses to those neighborhoods with higher minority populations, according to the American Civil Liberties…

Street Sign Strategy:Limit activity

The problems at the corner of Madison and Mason,   resulted in a running gun battle in the streets  in the early hours of June 25th. According to neighbors, the nightly fighting, drug and alcohol use and drug sales at this corner resulted in individuals chasing others up Mason, firing shots, turning left on Washington and continuing…

The nightly partying, conflict and noise at the corner of Mason and Madison was Broken by the sound of gunfire at 2:19 AM on June 25

The problems at the corner of Madison and Mason, less than two blocks from the 15th District Police Station in Austin,  resulted in a running gun battle in the streets of our 16 blocks in the early hours of June 25th. According to neighbors, the nightly fighting, drug and alcohol use and drug sales at this corner resulted in…

Austin Focus Leads to Award

  AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT  The Chicago Community Trust announced 31 Local Reporting Awards through its Community News Matters program for reporting on a variety of important issues affecting Chicago’s low-income areas. The program seeks to increase the flow of truthful, accurate and insightful local news and information and encourage innovative new models for providing news and…

Another Tool for Building a Safer Neighborhood

The weather is heating up and we can expect the activity in the streets to heat up as well. We insist that Austin residents get the same level of police service as any other community. If there is a shortage of police manpower, no area of Chicago should experience a greater loss than any other.…

CANA on WVON’s African Diaspora radio program this past Sunday

CANA’s president appeared Sunday February 27th  on WVON’s”African Diaspora” radio program. She represented a community view on the role of police officers in predominately African American communities. The program explored the way officers interact with our community and especially our youth. There is tremendous room for improvement by all officers, and particularly from African American officers…

CANA Elevates Police Response Time Issue on Fox News

Your neighbors have once again focused attention on a major issue for many Chicago neighborhoods.  We appeared on Fox News again last night. http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/investigative/chicago-911-diversion-program-311-police-calls-burglaries-fill-out-reports-online-20110228# The lack of police response  to certain types of 911 calls in our neighborhood has contributed to a diminished quality of life in Chicago’s less affluent wards and districts.  We are…

West Side Needs Fair Allocation of Police Services

After listening to an investigative report on WBEZ, 91.5 FM (National Public Radio), our president was motivated to make an unplanned visit to the Police Board Meeting. The report pointed out that the North Side aldermen and constituents were very vocal and actively demanding their share of police services. In contrast, they pointed out that the…

BGA Citizen Watchdogs and CANA Sound Alarms Over 911 Response

    Hey Watchdogs!   Check out the latest Watchdog Wall Post!   http://watchdogwall.bettergov.org/     Ron and Serethea Reid came to the Citizen Watchdog Training Session in Austin.  Now, they’re making news and making a difference as they fight for faster 911 response times in the Austin neighborhood.      What have you been…

CANA’s work was featured on FOX evening news on Monday.

Click on the link below to view. http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/metro/austin-neighborhood-police-response-times-911-chicago-cops-20110131      The filming took place at the January CANA meeting as well as at the January Police Board meeting. If you weren’t there you missed an opportunity to speak out to the entire city of Chicago about the issues we face in Austin.   You never…