|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.