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Election Night in Chicago (untold story)

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by W.P.T., Nov 10, 2008.

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  1. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Well, we now have a new president. At the least this
    > should put cries of affirmative action to rest as Obama has
    > proven that as a black man in the USA to can achieve
    > anything...if you want to and you work hard. I'll
    > judge as the 4 years unfold. First, I'll know the
    > atmosphere of his presidency by the decision he makes about
    > U.S.A. Fitzgerald. That will set the tone.

    > In the meantime, here's what the media hasn't told
    > you AND NEVER WILL:

    > 1. Obama's rally was somewhat peaceful due to the fact
    > that about 70% of the attendees both in the ticketed and
    > unticketed areas were white.

    > 2. In the unticketed area (where I was) black teens turned
    > over several porta-potties with people in them. They also
    > caved in the roof of one by jumping on it. That particular
    > porta-potty was for handicapped access and had an elderly
    > female with a walker in it.

    > 3. Calm was exhibited by the some 300,000 people because
    > there was a strict search for booze and no booze was sold.

    > 4. A CPD squad car came under sniper fire in the 900 blk of
    > N. Ridgeway and was struck by several gunshots. 2
    > arrests. No cops hurt.

    > 5. Citywide 14 CPD squad cars were damaged by thrown rocks,
    > bricks, bottles. 6 officers injured.

    > 6. Madison, Chicago, 16th St, 47th St., 63rd St, MLK,
    > Cottage Grove and Howard St. were closed for several blocks
    > in either direction to account for crowds. Several
    > businesses citywide were broken into and looted (clothing
    > & liquor stores were the primary targets).

    > 7. Riot police used gas on the crowds in the following
    > districts: 2,5,11,15.

    > 8. Within the first 30 minutes following the announcement
    > of a new president, the 7th District received 104 separate
    > calls of shots fired.

    > 9. It took 2.5 hours following the closing of Grant Park to
    > clear the Loop of roving crowds and reopen traffic.
    > Although no arrests were made in Grant Park, 19 arrests were
    > made in the Loop (2 for UUW); these don't include those
    > made on the train platforms or subways.

    > 10. Snow plows were lined up on Monroe between
    > LSD/Columbus; Roosevelt between State/Canal, to be used a
    > mobile barricades to control unruly crowds. My platoon has
    > 6 trucks for Butler Field where the majority of the crowd
    > was.

    > 11. Tact Lts assigned to the details were equipped with
    > 100 flex cuffs; 2 plastic riot shields and 10 large
    > canisters (fire extinguisher size) of pepper gas to deploy
    > at their discretion.

    > 12. At the debriefing, the bosses simply said "We
    > got lucky."

    I got this in an E Mail today ... I was not there but the person who sent this was ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
  2. shadow

    shadow Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Sounds about like a "normal" night on the South side.
  3. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Were they Hutu or Tutsi?
  4. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    It's gonna get real ugly soon as the Moon Crickets realize that Brother Obama will not and cannot follow through on his promises of free gas and housing (that's what alot of them think).

    It'll be fun to watch!!

  5. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

    Apr 26, 2006
    No, not with the Obama SPIN machine. Anything he does or does not do will be explained away, with a sugary-honey smell wafting in the air after it.
  6. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Near but not in chicago
    He was always has a scape goat in his pocketif not he'll find one.
  7. JimmyP

    JimmyP TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    It will probably be Bush's fault if he can't. LOL I can just hear it now. They left us in such poor shape it will take another term....

  8. 22hornet

    22hornet Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2007
    Hanford, CA
    Hey...where is Trappy?
  9. RAScott

    RAScott Member

    Feb 28, 2008
    I got a bad feeling about this one!
    Bob Scott
  10. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Rochester, NY
    grnberetcj- my thoughts exactly
  11. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Moon Crickets, what the Hell is a Moon Cricket ..? I have never heard that one before ... lol You people crack me up, Thankyou ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
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