Urban Warfare in the President's Home Town
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#1 Apr 24, 2013
If they were ever going to hold a training session for Urban Warfare, Chicago is the place to do it.
Do the gang bangers get to play too?
Urban warfare exercise in Tinley Park frightens some residents
By Gregory Pratt
12:01 p.m. CDT, April 24, 2013
A Department of Defense training exercise that included explosions heard miles away scared some southwest suburban residents late Tuesday and early this morning.
Residents said they heard “bomb” noises from about 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tinley Park police received about 25 calls from residents who were either fearful or angry, especially in the wake of the bombings in Boston last week.
The urban warfare training at the former Tinley Park Mental Health Center was expected to use small explosives to blow doors off hinges, local authorities said. A second training exercise at the former mental health center is planned for tonight, this time with helicopters, police said.
Jack Nugent, 29, heard the first explosion while watching television with his girlfriend from his Frankfort Square home about 3 miles away. He thought it was a fireworks show at first and the noise caused his two English bulldogs to start barking and running around his living room, he said.
“People usually have the common courtesy not to do this during the week,” Nugent said.
Erin Lonergan, 25, lives about a mile from the training site. She heard the explosions while watching a movie with her family.
“They were happening every 15 minutes or so,” Lonergan told the Tribune.“They were quite loud.”
Lonergan said she was scared because of the time of night and the bombings at the Boston Marathon last week.
“I don’t think this is the time or place to be doing these exercises, especially in the wake of everything that’s gone on in Boston,” Lonergan said.“No need to scare anyone.”
Others took to Twitter to vent. One high school student questioned why law enforcement can “blow (expletive) up at 11 at night in the middle of the week during ACTs but it’s illegal for me to have firecrackers on the 4th?”
Local police were not involved with the training, said Emergency Management Agency Director Pat Carr, who apologized that the exercise kept some people awake. He said the calls they received were minimal compared to the number received during a fireworks display.
“We receive over 100 calls during a Fourth of July night, and that is with no notification. We are happy with the results from last night,” Carr said in an email.
The village alerted local media to the planned training exercise last week and posted information on its website.
“Unfortunately, emergencies or incidents don’t happen at ideal times which is why the military and first responders train to respond to anyplace or anytime, rain or shine,” Carr said.
The former mental health center has been used for training for the last two years by a variety of local law enforcement agencies and federal departments, including state police, Cook County sheriff, Chicago police and the FBI.
#2 Apr 24, 2013
Gotta be tiring, pretending to have opinions which matter elsewhere, when you're so STOOPID !!!! LMAOROFU~!
So, why does jw's daddy get a pass for not paying taxes ???
#3 Apr 24, 2013
I find this article truthful and therefor racist.
#4 Apr 24, 2013
I like the New Name and the Persona.
Be careful or you will have the Urban Troubadour and his Love Interest, the Seattle Sociopath, attempting to befriend you, and you will be forced to learn Psycho'ese!
Saint Paul, MN
#5 Apr 24, 2013
I miss you today,I thought that you kicked the bucket,sometimes you're right and sometimes you're wrong,what a bummer,I was looking forward to pissing on your unmark grave on boot hill plantation Byhahaha.
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