Is the current heat wave in Chicago exacerbating the already high number of shootings that have occurred in the city’s neighborhoods? The Chicago Tribune reported yesterday that fifteen people were shot and wounded in just 6 hours on the streets of Chicago. It was another hot day in the city with temperatures in the upper […]
What can you do to keep yourself from becoming a CTA robbery statistic?
Most passengers continue to be totally oblivious to what is going on around them. That type of behavior will not only increase their chances of being robbed, but could end up endangering their physical well-being and possibly the life of an innocent bystander.
How might your lack of attention get someone else injured or killed?
The police will have their hands full trying to be everywhere at once so it would be in your best interests to pay more attention to who is nearby and what is going on around you. What can you do to make yourself less of a target?
The assailant looked up to see Mr. Penska coming his way with shovel in hand, and took off running.
She left her bag with the bus driver and took off after the suspect screaming for help. Her screams attracted the attention of two men who took off after the thief with her.
Seniors citizens are prime targets for a strong-arm robber. Muggers assume seniors are frail and defenseless and will be easy marks for a strong-arm robbery, but not this time. They didn’t count on Sidney Tyson’s willingness to go down fighting. Mr. Tyson was sitting on a bench waiting for a bus. As he began to […]
You have more years behind you than ahead of you, using a cane to get around after having had a couple of strokes, and while you are waiting for a bus on Chicago’s south side a group of young men jump you from behind and start hitting you as they grab your phone, how would you respond?
Potential victims aren’t too hard to find on the CTA. They are the ones who have their heads down reading their emails, surfing the web, or possibly watching a video on their smartphones or other electronic devices.
We know we should be focused on driving, or the traffic as we attempt to cross the street. We should be paying attention to the person standing next to us on the ‘L’ as we text away, but that phone has its hook into us and we can’t put it away. You have all heard […]