gangs in Franklin Park
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R-Jay

Chicago, IL

#1 Oct 24, 2009
There is a new skateboard/basketball court park in Franklin park on Birch and Parklane in an isolated part of town near an industrial area. Ever since this park has been open, the neighboring areas have seen an increase of young men in their late teens and early twenties walking back and forth in the neighborhood, sometimes 3 or 4 times in an evening and in groups. They do not have skateboards, nor basketballs. Simultaneously the area has seen a rash of graffiti. My neighbors say they are gang members. Not sure if she is right, but she said that gangs mark their turf by hanging their shoes on the telephone wires around their "territory." If this is so, then there are a whole bunch of shoes hanging off the telephone/electric wires around this park and on Grand and Maple. Ever since this park has been built, the area has had problems. Does anyone know if this is true about the shoes hanging off the telephone wires as being gang markers?
fuccch you

Elmwood Park, IL

#2 Oct 25, 2009
i heard that [shoes hanging on wire] means there are drugs being sold in that area.
Blame Game

Downers Grove, IL

#3 Oct 26, 2009
R-Jay wrote:
There is a new skateboard/basketball court park in Franklin park on Birch and Parklane in an isolated part of town near an industrial area. Ever since this park has been open, the neighboring areas have seen an increase of young men in their late teens and early twenties walking back and forth in the neighborhood, sometimes 3 or 4 times in an evening and in groups. They do not have skateboards, nor basketballs. Simultaneously the area has seen a rash of graffiti. My neighbors say they are gang members. Not sure if she is right, but she said that gangs mark their turf by hanging their shoes on the telephone wires around their "territory." If this is so, then there are a whole bunch of shoes hanging off the telephone/electric wires around this park and on Grand and Maple. Ever since this park has been built, the area has had problems. Does anyone know if this is true about the shoes hanging off the telephone wires as being gang markers?
Don't believe the BS, they are a bunch of mischevious kids...being kids. I would think it would be good to have a park in a slightly isolated area so nosey residents do not complain about the noise.
Bill Jacobs

Wheaton, IL

#4 Nov 3, 2009
Too many of the cops spend their time on Mannheim Rd. in the unincorporated area, they should be in the neighborhoods where the taxpayers live. Don't worry so much about the hookers on mannheim or parking tickets.
Redemption

Elmwood Park, IL

#5 Nov 16, 2009
It's possible it might be a gang. It really depends if the graffiti is gang related such as distinctive markings and colors which determine what gang is trying to claim that area as theirs. Also, if the teens you've been seeing are wearing the same color clothing.

I'm not too sure about the shoes on power lines, it could be a few different things: bored kids throwing their old shoes on power lines, gang claiming that area, crack/heroin dealers in that area.

I also live in a somewhat isolated area in Franklin Park (Mannheim and Grand behind motel 8) which is heavily gang infested.
ellen

San Jose, CA

#6 Nov 16, 2009
i see these young men walk back and forth all evening..back and forth down chestnut. They have sweatshirts with hoods and they are talking on the phone. No skateboards, no basketballs. First one walks one way, then an hour later, he is walking the other way.. Then I see him going thru some garbage cans in the alley.. Really suspicious.
Redemption wrote:
It's possible it might be a gang. It really depends if the graffiti is gang related such as distinctive markings and colors which determine what gang is trying to claim that area as theirs. Also, if the teens you've been seeing are wearing the same color clothing.
I'm not too sure about the shoes on power lines, it could be a few different things: bored kids throwing their old shoes on power lines, gang claiming that area, crack/heroin dealers in that area.
I also live in a somewhat isolated area in Franklin Park (Mannheim and Grand behind motel 8) which is heavily gang infested.
Tickets

Chicago, IL

#7 Nov 16, 2009
Bill Jacobs wrote:
Too many of the cops spend their time on Mannheim Rd. in the unincorporated area, they should be in the neighborhoods where the taxpayers live. Don't worry so much about the hookers on mannheim or parking tickets.
They can't spend time in parks, Mayor Pedersen and his new police chief want tickets written - no tickets no job - no tickets no money for the village - what is wrong with this picture?
Redemption

Elmwood Park, IL

#8 Nov 18, 2009
ellen wrote:
i see these young men walk back and forth all evening..back and forth down chestnut. They have sweatshirts with hoods and they are talking on the phone. No skateboards, no basketballs. First one walks one way, then an hour later, he is walking the other way.. Then I see him going thru some garbage cans in the alley.. Really suspicious.
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It sounds a lot like there is some drug dealing going on.
FP watchdog

Elmwood Park, IL

#9 Nov 18, 2009
Redemption wrote:
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It sounds a lot like there is some drug dealing going on.
that area is right near 25th & Grand, i heard that is a hot spot for drug activity. more than one gang is contesting for that area.
Get a clue

Downers Grove, IL

#10 Nov 18, 2009
FP watchdog wrote:
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that area is right near 25th & Grand, i heard that is a hot spot for drug activity. more than one gang is contesting for that area.
YEAH, right in front of the twelve ticket cameras! Even drug dealers aren't that stupid
ellen

San Jose, CA

#11 Nov 18, 2009
I have seen several young punks walking behind Walgreens.. out of the cameras views. Also my 90 year old neighbor was mugged at 10 a.m. right in front of Walgreens. Nothing was caught on the cameras.. So much for that theory.
mickey

Niles, IL

#12 Nov 21, 2009
ellen wrote:
I have seen several young punks walking behind Walgreens.. out of the cameras views. Also my 90 year old neighbor was mugged at 10 a.m. right in front of Walgreens. Nothing was caught on the cameras.. So much for that theory.
They the punk's are going 2 gene's & jude's,taco bell,or maybe they are kid's just hangin out,That's what kids do.They wear hood's because it's cold out.They are like YOU, They the punk's have alot of time on there hand's,so they make thing's up like you. Quit makin bullshit up.The cop's don't beleive a word you say,It's obvious you don't like the youth of the neighborhood,YOU are one of those idiot's who call the cop's if somebody step's on your grass.Try telling the TRUTH sometime it's alot easier.YOUR theory is complete Bullshit,based on discrimination.
ellen

San Jose, CA

#13 Nov 22, 2009
yes I am thinking. Last night I was looking out.. I saw one young man come down chestnut, go into an alley on atlantic.. and stop. get on his phone, and opened a trash can. Then he left.. About a half hour later, another young man coming down from the opposite direction on Chestnut.. went to the alley, got on his phone and went to this same trash can. Does sound like something unseemly is going on.
Redemption wrote:
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It sounds a lot like there is some drug dealing going on.
ellen

San Jose, CA

#14 Nov 22, 2009
Gene and Judes and taco bell close around 10 p.m. This are NOT KIDS.. These are young men in their late teens and early twenties. And this is around midnight. How many times can one person go to Gene and judes in one night?
mickey wrote:
<quoted text> They the punk's are going 2 gene's & jude's,taco bell,or maybe they are kid's just hangin out,That's what kids do.They wear hood's because it's cold out.They are like YOU, They the punk's have alot of time on there hand's,so they make thing's up like you. Quit makin bullshit up.The cop's don't beleive a word you say,It's obvious you don't like the youth of the neighborhood,YOU are one of those idiot's who call the cop's if somebody step's on your grass.Try telling the TRUTH sometime it's alot easier.YOUR theory is complete Bullshit,based on discrimination.
rosa

San Jose, CA

#15 Nov 22, 2009
neighbor told me she saw syringes by the storage lots on Chestnut and Commerce.. while walking dogs.
joe

Wood Dale, IL

#16 Nov 28, 2009
the mayor says there is no gang issue in franklin
its in leyden he made promises for votes in
the jungel he open a very big proplem go to a
board meeting we ask the question what is being
done in that area his respond by law there is
nothing the village can do great
FP FP

United States

#17 Dec 4, 2009
shoes on the wires mark corners for drug sales so buyes know were to go. That spot has no thru traffic once the industry closes,and there is a park at that intersection how convienent. as for cops on mannheim. most of mann is franklin park from grand to fullerton there is only a few addresses that are unincorperated. and for the ticket cameras, they dont record crime,knuckle head! the are only activated when you blow a red light. there are over 30 crime cameras in fp in places you cant even see or would never know were they are. they can see alot. they are not all in plane view like chicago. they see alot more than punks hangin out at walgreens. the police see and know more than you could imagine, and im not going to give hints to were they are! As for the gangs most of them drive into town from else were to hang in fp or the jungle. fp may have a few gang members but who dosn't. so i hope i have cleared up any bs statements.
joey

Chicago, IL

#18 Dec 8, 2009
yea. a skateboard park isolated. There is a parking lot in front and there are all types of cars there. No one actually using the skateboard park. The park was a good idea.. but bad in the location. In a way FP has provided a ripe spot for hoodlums. I hope police swing by once in a while.
FP FP wrote:
shoes on the wires mark corners for drug sales so buyes know were to go. That spot has no thru traffic once the industry closes,and there is a park at that intersection how convienent. as for cops on mannheim. most of mann is franklin park from grand to fullerton there is only a few addresses that are unincorperated. and for the ticket cameras, they dont record crime,knuckle head! the are only activated when you blow a red light. there are over 30 crime cameras in fp in places you cant even see or would never know were they are. they can see alot. they are not all in plane view like chicago. they see alot more than punks hangin out at walgreens. the police see and know more than you could imagine, and im not going to give hints to were they are! As for the gangs most of them drive into town from else were to hang in fp or the jungle. fp may have a few gang members but who dosn't. so i hope i have cleared up any bs statements.
Bobby Micheals

Chicago, IL

#21 Nov 27, 2011
The guys walking back in forth down chestnut are the GDB's (Get Down Boys). They mostly stay in Franklin park. They wear black and gray and they are fighting against the MOB's in river grove. My son tells me the GDB's in Leyden high school have caused a lot of problems for the school and are responsible for a lot of the violence that happens in Franklin Park
DANNY

Elmwood Park, IL

#23 Nov 17, 2012
THE JUNGLE ARE ALL IGS
Came from the N. side fighting the Gaylords in the 70s.Always got there ass kicked so they went to guns.Gls All moved out to the west side and the IGS dont even know they are there.

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