Saturday, December 22, 2012

Guardian Angels. The Real Neighborhood Watch.

Guardian Angel supporter pin

                     In the wake of the recent sexual assault by the Morse "L" stop Guardian Angels were passing out flyers by the Morse "L" Stop and patrolled the adjacent area this past Thursday. They were informing residents of the suspect's description and warning them to remain vigilant.  Here you can see the inspiration behind the jackets from the movie The Watch. Unfortunately we don't hear enough about this organization or see them in action as much as we would like. This organization would be a great one to donate too in the fight to keep our subways, elevated trains and neighborhoods safe. Back in May Guardian Angels were stabbed trying to apprehend an iPhone robber at the Clark and Divsion "L" stop.

                   This organization was started back in 1979 in New York City and has since sprouted chapters across the United States(in the eighties). In the ninties international chapters were founded.  The Chicago chapter began in 1988. How many members in Chicago and where are their headquarters located here? This is probably top secret information. Wbez on their blog has an excellent story about the Guardian Angels in Chicago. They aren't allowed to carry weapons, they must be in school or have a job and they can't arrest people for minor infractions (like smoking or littering). Acorrding to the Wbez article the Angels here in Chicago mainly frequent the red line south of Roosevelt after 10pm. It appears that Chicago would benefit from having more Guardian Angels on patrol. We mainly see them on the northside with these PR stunts that occur after disturbing incidents like this past sexual assault at Lunt and Glenwood. 



4 comments:

Craig Gernhardt said...

Way to learn how to easy link. Your green link ups rock.

Mahmoud al-Zahar said...

Do Americans make resistance groups and carry guns like we do back home in Middle East? That is how we make justice and protection when leadership is corrupt. That is only way to be safe.

Philip McGregor Rogers said...

@Craig Glad you like the Green links. There is definitely a learning curve with "blogging".

Gonzo Rockatansky said...

Yes Mahmoud Americans make resistance groups but they are against the law because the government is corrupt. Why do all you guys wear those sunglasses even when you are here in Chicago? That's fucking weird Bro.