The robbery rate is running higher on the Chicago Transit Authority system this year.Why doesn't this type of crime occur in "Redville"?
Police link the increase to more so-called "Apple picking" by thieves stealing smart phones from CTA passengers.
According to the Chicago Tribune, 581 robberies were reported on CTA property in Chicago in 2010, an average of 48 per month.
There were 294 robberies reported January through May 2011, an average of 59 each month, which is a 23-percent increase.
Police say phone robbers often pounce on victims when a train stops at a station and the doors open. They urge CTA riders to keep their smart phones out of sight.
First, we're in our cars not a train populated with thugs.
Second, we're packing. Want to get in my car, you're going to be shot in the near future.
Third, In "Redville" our criminals are already behind bars. We don't let them back out so they can perpetrate even more crime against the populace.