Skip to comments.Emanuel: Cops did right thing in closing beach(too warm?)
Posted on 05/31/2011 3:03:57 PM PDT by PilotDave
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today that he agreed with the decision Monday by Chicago police to close North Avenue Beach after several people began showing signs of heat-related sickness.
The beach was closed about 6 p.m. after Chicago Fire Department paramedics were called to the beach to deal with several people who required medical attention.
At least four people were taken to area hospitals from the beach including one 18-year-old who was taken in serious-to-critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital during the Memorial Day holiday.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
Here in the Cleveland /Akron area, we missed setting a record by 1 degree! It only made it up to a nice, cool 91 degrees. Normal is 74 degrees. Also the wettest Spring on record.
You may notice water and sand in the background... ;)
Hmmmm ... sounds like they were closing the barn door, doesn’t it? How many more heat cases would develop after 6 PM? After all, this isn’t the land of the midnight sun. Seems like a convenient excuse to defuse the trouble that cropped up in most of the other urban settings. If so, good move Rahm.
The real reason is flash mobs,not the dancing kind. These mobs (kids) wouldn’t let bikers pass, threw bikes in lake etc. The heat was just Rahm and companies story. I have been listening to the real story on Chicago talk today.
Nanny State. Rahm must think he’s the Surgeon General.
People who just sit out in the sun until they get sick...are probably from the shallow end of the gene pool. I work outside in my garden, but I have enough sense to take water out there, and to periodically get in some shade and cool down...
I heard the same thing you did. Roaming mobs of thugs attacking people, especially those on bikes.
I didn’t notice any water or sand....
The second city cop blog gives a full accounting of yesterday’s activities at the beaches. The hot weather stuff was a cover-up....
Then Rahm did the right thing, if he said the real excuse, he'd have a major riot on his hands.
“Roaming mobs of thugs attacking people”
The liberal media is acting up again, eh?
Seems the toll for Chicago’s Memorial Day observances were six dead and 21 wounded. Good thing they have gun control there or all of those people might’ve defended themselves.
Ah, now the *story* makes sense. Rats being rats about things again.
I heard someone on the Don and Roma Show say that the number of people there wasn’t any greater than during other events such as the air show, that the beach crowd was already thinning out at the time, and that there were large numbers of gang members throwing down gang signs. This is probably the real reason they closed the beach. This was the reason behind closing down the day before the 4th of July fireworks near Grant Park and making three smaller regional displays—increasingly larger number of gang members coming in and cops being worried about being able to contain anything that should erupt.
To a lefty the worst place to go to cool off is the beach. It’s like they are from Bizzarro World.
“Us do opposite of all Earthly things! Us hate beauty! Us love ugliness! Us leave beach, stand in hot street.”
Did Rahmbo ever hear of a HAT???
Hot as Hades here in Tennessee. My son has a job as a parking lot attendant and was out in the sun and heat all day. He drank over a gallon of water and is just fine.
Mobs of trouble making black teenagers caused the police to shut down the Wave Country swimming pool yesterday. Something about the heat makes people stupid.
I remember in Cincinnati some years ago, they closed down several community pools because the inner city yoots thought it was “funny” to poop in them. They had to shut them because of the health hazard. BWAAHAAHAA. Now nobody gets to enjoy them.
Mine was Siesta Key Beach and I intentionally picked one with sand and water.
BTW if the water is 55 degrees at the end of May its not a beach. Its the edge of a glacier.
>>Mine was Siesta Key Beach and I intentionally picked one with sand and water.<<
As did I (*channeling the “Naomi Price” commercial with Shatner*)!
(I figured most would understand it the way I posted it, but thanks for helping out the folks in Rio Linda).
That one reminds me of my trip to Jamaica.
SoCal beach water is around 58 or so now, and will only ever warm up to mid 60s in the summer.
One of the teachers at the school where I teach is a life guard. He told me that the water temps went down quite a bit.
The water temps were 55 although the air temps were in the mid 80 to low 90's.
Quite a few of the kids told me it was too hot for the beach but too cold to jump in the water to cool off.
I was just guessing when I said 55f. The actual water temp is 44!!!
About the coldest I can handle now is 72, the temp of the natural springs. And only if its hot out so you can warm up.
I used to be able cold water but the blood has thinned too much.
44!! thats ice diving not swimming
I’d have to have a dry suit for that and could understand not wanting to go into that.
Use to be, "in the day" my brothers and sisters would go swimming no matter the temp, on Memorial Day.
That cedar water could be damn cold, but we seemed to tolerate it pretty well.
That’s what I thought as soon as I read this story.
The real story is something else. Why the heck are our “urban yute” going berserk this summer?
The Memorial Day weekend has been nothing but reports of the closings of amusement parks, picnic grounds and streets because of “bands of youths.” What gives?
I remember that in San Diego. Hot as heck, but the water was ice cold. Even that far south.
YUP. According to reports I read, the mounted cops were most effective against these "heat-crazed urban yutes."
Black woman called the Roe Conn show (WLS Chicago) and said that the mob was black teenagers. Maybe Obama is finishing the job on black youth and families that LBJ started in the sixties.
Color me surprised. NOT!
Eric Holder refusing to prosecute “his people”????
That beach is FABULOUS!!! It looks like you are on an ocean yet with all the big famous skyscraoers in the background!~! VERY COOL!!!
ALL Obama voters!!!
You are KIDDING, right??
I just starting smoking pot a year ago and look how it aged me, kids please don't start smoking pot....
I actually don’t understand this. I’m not black, so maybe I’m missing something.
Holder has clearly announced that black crime is OK (probably because he’s well off and doesn’t live in a black neighborhood, where 100% of the perps are...black) and it’s very possible that these kids are simply feeling they can do whatever they want now.
But what I don’t understand is why black Americans feel that they are not part of the American project and that, in fact, the best thing they can do is destroy everything around them...because any improvements must be the fault of the “white man.”
These folks have got to grow up and get a life. Their entire time on earth is spent in sullen resentment, hostility and a desire for ethnic separation and cleansing, promoted primarily by the Democrat Party and their lousy schools. Thus many of these “yutes” will die without ever realizing that they were, like anybody else, human beings made in the Image and Likeness of God. Hopefully, since God is merciful, they will also die without realizing that they have thrown it all away.
I would never go to North Ave. beach, never.
Too bad it is such a long drive to get to Haulover beach . . .