Holding people accountable in Oak Park, IL for racial profiling

Thank God someone is holding people responsible for racial profiling in Oak Park, IL I cannot tell you how many times I have been in a car with a black male driver and we are followed by an Oak Park cop. So it is a shame that when you hear that there are arguments about how to address such concerns with the Oak Park Police Department along such obvious lines. During the Sept 23rd meeting, it was between two trustees one a woman of a minority ethnicity who is against racial profiling Arti Walker-Peddakotla and the male middle aged Caucasian trustee Dan Moroney

When issues are distorted by stating “there’s no data” of police harassment or that there is no “system of oppression” is foolhardy its like yelp when 100 people say a restaurant is a dump in their reviews and you say it is not but never patronage it or been there. There are obvious reasons people are stating such an issue, and to be dismissive of it is just a symbol or example of privilege. To have a blind eye to it is not ignoring the problem, it is becoming part of the problem. Even when stating incremental changes “over time” should be implemented is as bad as turning a bling eye, because it means you do not want to do nothing about and hope over time, someone else will have the balls to do what you should have done in the first place.

Waiting over an extended period of time to put changes in place does not help the young minorities of today gain a trust of the present-day police force nor does it help change negative attitude to law enforcement over time. What do you say to the person who was harassed by a problem officer “oh in a couple of years it will get better?” That is like if you go into Whole Foods and they no longer offer muffins of any sort and every customer that asks for them the response is “well, in time they will be brought back…” Did the village start the stricter rules for recycling because they had viable data that stricter enforcement will help recycling rates? I know I did not get any questionnaires about that nor asking me about cross contamination of recyclables, did you?

Hence with no data the village went ahead and put that into effect so what is the problem here? Is someone worried about losing vital support in the community? Is someone afraid that they will be equal to everyone else? Is someone they will be proven wrong and have to actually do some work for the moral good for the community? I would yes, yes to all of those questions.

https://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/9-24-2019/Oak-Park-trustees-clash-over-public-safety,-racial-profiling/

Oak Park, IL -River Forest Election results shocker

Okay the people of Oak Park, Il have surprised even me! After the general election, I was shocked! You actually did good and voted out at least three incumbents that were supported by the development groups turning Oak Park, IL into little Chicago. These candidates Dan Moroney and Deno Andrews won by better margins than the Village Manager Association backed candidates. Hopefully with residents like these in positions of power maybe, and I do say, maybe the village board of Oak Park, Il will get focused on issues that really concerns the residents like traffic, parking, etc., not just fleecing the downtown area to local developers.

So, this is one of those various instances that I must say KUDOS! to Oak Park, IL. I truly hope there is an atmosphere of transparency and communication as a result of this, fingers crossed. But until they get all the idiots off the village board I am not sure there will be major changes in directions or focus made.

Here is the link with the great news: http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/4-4-2017/Oak-Park-trustee-challengers-sweep-election/

Oak Park, IL election 2017: Reposting some blogs

No, you are not going crazy I decided to repost some of the old and just recent posts, especially regarding the election today. I wanted to make sure that people know about the choices that are available in Oak Park, Il’s election since it is April 4 time is ticking.

So, I will be reposting:

Oak Park, IL election 2017: Avoiding the Albion meeting

Oak Park, IL election 2017: Ballot case not resolved

If you read them already you can re-read or pass theme up its no problem. I just want to shed light upon the corrupt village trustees in Oak Park, Il hopefully the voters or residents here can make the right choice.

Oak Park, IL election 2017: The ballot

Usually, I do not bother with politics but since the idiots at the village board in Oak Park, IL like to piss off everyone from seas to shining sea I have decided to at least find a link that discusses the upcoming elections. Obviously, these idiots must go as they are making decisions, not in the best interests of the taxpayers which includes all of us who rent or spend a dime in this shitty little village. Just go to the link and make a decision if you want to be shitted for a couple more years or you want a change from it.

  • Oak Park Village Trustee
  • Oak Park Village Clerk
  • Oak Park Public Library Board of Trustees
  • River Forest Village Trustee
  • River Forest Village Clerk
  • River Forest Park Board
  • Oak Park Elementary School District 97
  • Oak Park High School District 200

Here is the link that talks more about the positions open to be voted upon in the upcoming election:

http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/3-10-2017/Wednesday-Journal’s-2017-Election-Headquarters/