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2016-06-21 04:00 by Karl Denninger
in Musings , 863 references
 

Wow.

Just.... wow.

A robbery crew targeted people along the Lakefront Path near Belmont Harbor yesterday afternoon—repeatedly tossing bikes in front of oncoming bicyclists in an effort to knock people down so they could be robbed according to multiple witnesses and one known victim.

I lived in that general area, just a few blocks from the harbor, in fact, in the 1990s.

Indeed, the entire area from Michigan Avenue north to beyond Addison, and west to roughly the freeway, was considered the "green zone."  Oh sure, there was the occasional brawl and similar, but this sort of organized criminal activity was unheard of there.

Yes, there were places you didn't go during those days.  South of the ball park on the Red Line, especially after dark, being one of them.  But the Lakeview area and south near Lakeshore Drive was simply not a problem -- I did, and you could, run on that path, bike, or just walk to any of the myriad restaurants and bars in that vicinity without problem.

Today, not so much.

Why would anyone continue to live in such a ****hole?  Why does anyone put up with the wildings on Michigan Avenue, assaults near North Avenue on the beach, problems at Navy Pier and now, it appears, the inability to ride a bike worth more than $100 on the Lakefront path -- unless you want to be assaulted and robbed.

Time to leave folks, if you're one of the producers, and let the city implode into a writhing mass of dependency, rot, ruin and crime.

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