Today I helped my sister and brother-in-law install the cabinets in their house. It wasn’t a hard decision for them I had my own custom shop for fifteen years, I know how to do it right!
So I drive back to Joliet and decide I want to vegetate in front of the tube and relax for the rest of the night and have a few beers (yes I’m just an average guy wanting an average night, few great expectations, few fulfilled). So on the way I stop at Stang-Kelly’s for a 12 pack of the new Bud Ale (they didn’t have it)! Oh well Bud light it is! On the way back to my house in St.Pat’s, I took Washington St. (west) back to Seeser on which I live (great short cut). At Blackman I have to stop, there are 3 young assholes walking in the middle of the street and like a good citizen I wouldn’t run them down like the idiots deserve (I taught my 4 children not to play in the street before they could walk). At any rate here am I in my little convertible sports car stopped in the middle of the street while they walked around me! As they passed one of them said to me “Get the fuck out of the street white bitch”
I get out of the car and ask the young man what he said and he tells me “Fuck you I’ll punch you in your head Bitch”. I reply “Do you have money to bail” he told me “I know where you live, I know your car and your people and your house; I’m going to get you Bitch”! Being the person I am, I call “911” and try to defuse the situation, there are several cars that stop that know the individual and they tell him and his friends to flee while I dial my Phone!
Here is where it gets interesting! I talk to the “911” operator and ask for a squad car immediately because my security and my family’s security has been threatened, her advice “get into your car and wait for the Police”. I told her that I have a convertible so getting into my car is not an option! Her response is “a patrol car is on the way”! I gave her direction of the people and details of them and their attire. I also asked that a squad meet me at my home and gave her the necessary information. I followed one of them to his house (6 Seeser St. he had separated from the others and walked away) and went home and waited for the squad (I was following the law; police take action when citizens ask for it. Citizens don’t deal out street justice)!
Guess what an hour and a half later no response, no squad! I called the non-emergency number which was answered by “operator # 808. I asked for the “Watch Commander” (Lt.Tracton, there was no spelling given by the operator so it may be incorrect). I wasn’t allowed to talk to him. As a matter of fact she said an officer stopped by (it didn’t happen because I waited on my porch for him) this is why I made the second call an hour and a half later. She also told me that there would be extra patrols added to my area for the next 30 days, by my request!
So I tell my wife and 12 year old daughter to go up stairs and go to sleep and I will watch out for the house etc.(I received no help from the JPD what so ever on this). At 12:45 I hear 2 bangs and grab my 12 GA shot gun and run out to my porch and see 2 male Americans of African descent, wearing the same clothes I reported, running south to Allen St. then west. I get a bead on one but didn’t shoot because my neighbor’s cars and houses are viable frag’s and didn’t want to endanger these people or their assets.
Both of my cars had the drivers side windows smashed out with a rock (we found it on the street). These cars are my hobby, the 91 Mercury Capri XR2 (1 of 3500 made) and the 94 Mercury Capri XR2 (1 of 366 made) have non-replaceable parts, there are none available from Mercury period! I belong to a club that preserves these and restores them and the price of spare parts are astronomical, especially glass, it has to be purchased on e-bay or from Australia where the car was made!
Once again I called “911”! I told them what happened. It took 5 min. for a squad to show up!!!!!!
The officer is very nice (I’m familiar with this officer and he is a great asset to the force! Young and not negatively influenced by the incompetence of his leadership)!
It seems that the “Watch Commander” (Lt.Tracton) didn’t alert the oncoming shift of the “911” call or the threat to myself or my family posed and as I see it the City of Joliet Failed me. I feel my life and the lives of my family members are now in danger! I will do whatever it takes to survive and will not be forced out of my house!
My family will leave Joliet tomorrow and go back to New Lenox with family members where they are safe! Tomorrow I go hunting! This city isn’t safe for decent people and I am going to change that!
I demand that Lt, Tracton be relieved of his duties and his job! I also demand the resignetion of the Cheif of Police and the Assistant cheif of Police for gross Negligence for their incompetance in promoting this Idiot! His incompetence is sickening. His irresponsibility and ineptitude is without precedence in the entire state of Illinois! With leadership like this the people of Joliet are left to the drug addled idiots that roam our streets. I won’t put up with this, and you shouldn’t either! Call the Joliet Non Emergency number @ 815-726-2491or the City Council Member # 815.724.3718 or the City Manager # 815.724.3720 or the Deputy City Manager# 815.724.3730 if you have had problems with response times for your calls. Remember we can’t protect our selves in this city or this state without our Police forces, the law is against decent people!. To not have representation from these people is in fact the same as absolute anarchy!
Don’t give me the reason to create Anarchy! I will!
And I will Win!
Phillip Otto Cleary Candidate for Joliet City Council
Excerpt from Herald(spew) news:: Novak was hosting an informational session Aug. 19 on assessments in Channahon and faced a large, unruly crowd that showed little courtesy to its guest. No one will deny that higher property taxes are placing tremendous financial burdens on many people in Channahon and elsewhere in the area. But unleashing anger on the messenger in such a threatening and, frankly, scary way resolves nothing and gives the impression that Channahon is controlled by irrational thinking and mob rule, not by reasonable people.
Why shouldn’t people be mad? why shouldn’t people get upset when it comes to the government reaching into our pockets and sucking out what we have worked so hard for. Sometimes rational thinking people do hit the braking point and are pushed to far. But I am concerned how Rhonda Novak, the Will County supervisor of assessments and the Will county police might escalate this issue of taxes and the use of Will county police to suppress the people the tax payers in this volatile issue. Agree or not there is a similarity to the boston tea party.
Excerpt from Herald(spew) news: Novack is Downplaying the event, “There were a lot of people who were unhappy about their assessments. In this economy, I’m sure the last thing people want to hear is that their tax bills will go up.” America
story by Cindy Walker Joliet,IL Copyright © 2008, PRNewswire
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Barack Obama called on California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger not to veto a bill that would make illegal immigrants who graduate high school eligible for college aid.
A broad-based, bipartisan coalition of the most respected consumer, education, good government, business and labor organizations in the state has, along with foremost legal experts, formed the Alliance to Protect the Illinois Constitution to ask voters to reject a costly and unnecessary 2010 constitutional convention. Voters voted “no” on the same question 1988 by a 3-to-1 margin, and they should do so again in 2008. From email
The housing authority’s mixed-income subdivision proposed near Briggs and Rosalind streets is still being planned even though certain local politicians said last year that it was a dead issue, it is apparent that the politicians do not care if the east side and homes on the north end of Briggs St in Lockport loses value where some homes are upward of $200,000.
It conjures up images of crime-ridden apartment and housing complexes influenced by gangs and drugs. In other words, not something people want in their community.. , why not just close the Evergreen terrace and the Hill area, lets give vouchers so that the residents can move into Plainfield, Shorewood, or maybe right next to these politicians in Joliet and Will county, that is what should happen, that would be poetic justice huh.
I know I have worked hard to rehab many homes on the East side of Joliet and Lockport that were rented Sec 8 in the past, these homes were almost beyond repair, now for politicians and Section 8 housing to come in and force me and many others to take reduced sales prices for our homes should be criminal, if they do complete the project then look for falling home values.
Over the last few years many Chicagoans and surrounding area people have moved to the north end of Briggs St “Lockport area”, but Sec 8 Residents go where ever they are placed.
How long must these people remain on section 8, 10-20-30 years, when are they expected to be self sufficient.
No matter what anyone calls it, if section 8 pays for it, it is still section 8.
It is true that I as does so many other Internet blogs point to our views and we highlight them, at least we point an arrow at our problems in our towns and in government instead of pointing in another direction, we (bloggers) are not controlled by any political mastermind or governmental power, it is true and I know from experience how political powers would like to shut me and many other bloggers down so the voice can not be heard.
I know this issue gets lost in every election, the fact that less than half of registered voters bother to vote should send up flags to Local, State and Federal government, yet, this doesn‘t? This causes glee from the politicians that are less informative about past job performance or indiscretions, to the people of these communities, That should tell us something about the “leadership factor” or mindset of Republicans and Democrats that have presented them selves in Will County Illinois and in the united states, I suppose it is, However, the mindset of the political establishment that allows past deeds to go unpunished is on the verge of being archaic, this is not that of only Will County Illinois, yet most often it is that of what a good majority of voters nation wide seem to come together and do, vote uninformed. I guess it is to much trouble to read??
We as American citizens, I for one won’t sit idly by while we are bullied by publicly funded political pandering groups and gross negligence on politicians part, I enjoy exercising the right to observe a public function, and report of my observations or what I think about what is in the news.
what we say or think we say can change everything…..Or better yet….Just Vote.