Street Interventions by Alderperson James Cappleman

46th Ward Alderperson James Cappleman, elected in 2011,¬† routinely walks the ward and intervenes in public disorder. Now, Cappleman’s interventions go beyond just telling people they should stop doing what they are doing to physically intervening in the event. This weekend one of those¬† street interventions led Cappleman to physically try to throughout a table some men were using to place their drinks on (in the public way of course) and attempt o throw it out. Their reaction was exactly what everyone except Cappleman thought it would be, it got physical.

CJP abhors physical violence from anyone and we are very sorry Cappleman and his husband were assaulted by the men. This outcome was to some degree predictable to the question has to be asked what exactly was the intended outcome by Cappleman when he decided to throw out the table. We cannot see at outcome where just throwing out the table was going to make any real impact on getting the men on the street to stop drinking on the public way.

If this was a political stunt it is horrific. If there was an outcome planned that we cannot see we look forward to discussing it with Cappleman on our show and this is why we have extended an invitation to Cappleman to come on our show and discuss his street interventions.

Also on our show today we discuss another installment of the alt right spreading conspiracy theories. Today thought we discuss one of the grandfathers of conspiracy theories in Chicago Martin Preib and a recent post of his on the Chicago Ctrontrarian website. A site read so you don’t have to. His latest post is fact challenged but continues the alt right’s conpiracy about how the entire Chicago media is part of a massive left wing conspiracy to report negatively about police.

Video from today’s show

Tracy has nearly two decades of experience researching and working within criminal justice systems. When Tracy began pursuing a career dedicate to system reform, he found that no single organization existed to promote evidence-based discussions among law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve. Recognizing that citizens in Chicago deserved the right to demand transparency in their criminal justice system, Siska established the Chicago Justice Project. He received his Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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