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Emanuel criticizes Guardian Angels patrolling Mag Mile

Mayor Emanuel criticized the Guardian Angels for patrolling the Magnificent Mile.

This morning, the angels answered his criticism.

Two days ago, the volunteer patrols passed out flyers to shoppers on north Michigan Avenue, offering personal safety tips in the wake of several robberies.

Wednesday, the mayor said the flyers went too far by characterizing the Magnificent Mile as the “Muggers Mile.” He suggested the angels would be more welcome elsewhere.

The angels say they already patrol many of those areas, and they’re inviting the mayor to join them on one of their patrols, so he’ll have a better understanding of what they do and where.


13 Comments to “Emanuel criticizes Guardian Angels patrolling Mag Mile”

    Spirit said:
    July 25, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    The Mayor is correct…..these Guardian Angels are just men dressed in hoodies with red hats EXCUSE me but anyone can do this job. The Guardian Angels should go help the police in the real bad neighborhoods and they'll probably run for their lives.

      bob said:
      July 25, 2013 at 12:21 PM

      They're still doing more than you are just sitting at home and criticizing them. Use some common sense for once and realize that Rahm's plan isn't working! Stop blindly following him like a good little sheep!

        Spirit said:
        July 25, 2013 at 3:44 PM

        Hooray for the Mayor!!!!!
        Bob get your butt off the couch and go help the Guardian Angels!!!!

    Tired of wa$te said:
    July 25, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Truth hurts Rahm doesn't it. Chitcago needs all the help it can get. Kudos to the Guardian Angels!

    Nope said:
    July 25, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    The fact is "anyone can do this job" EXCEPT NO ONE DOES IT! We apparently have a shortage on police officers in the city, but have money to build a new stadium? People like Guardian Angels volunteer to keep people like your critical self safe when the shit really does hit the fan!

    Lil Irish said:
    July 25, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Rahm is just like his crony Obama – deny deny deny. Fiddle while Rome burns, Rahm. At least these young men are willing to volunteer. Why is he really criticizing them? It's like an impotent man lashing out at his wife's lover.

    keeping real said:
    July 25, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    why don't guardians patrol other real hot spots!!! any fool could go down that gold mile!! I guest for the fat cats to feel safer!! morons!!!!!

      bob said:
      July 25, 2013 at 12:23 PM

      These "fat cats" are the ones actually spending money and contributing to Chicago's economy. They also pay for your welfare checks.

    DC123 said:
    July 25, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    At least they are doing something about it, unlike the "dancing Mayor" wh does nothing!

    SloppyJoes said:
    July 25, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    If the Guardian Angels can do it so can every one else SO CONTRIBUTE!!!!!

    thelogicalpositivist said:
    July 25, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Rahm's in denial. It is Muggers' Mile. He thinks the CPD and human rights-violating gun laws will make the city safe when they clearly don't.

    toran said:
    July 28, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    I support what guardian angels are doing!

    Tom said:
    July 31, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Kudos to the brave Guardian Angels. Shame on Rahm, Obama and all their Hollywood friends.

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