CBS 2 News Chicago covers City Worker assualt July 21, 2011

City Worker injured turning off hydrants CBS2News Chicago Richard Quarles, a 20 year Chicago City Worker was assaulted by neighborhood kids when he turned off a fire hydrant. Both members of the crew were pushed and shoved. The event was covered by CBS2 News staff. City residents need to report open hydrants and call police. Chicago Clout has reported Fire Hydrant issues for many years. City workers understand the kids need to stay cool, but wasting water is not cool. Photo from cbs2 Chicago website. Patrick McDonough

4 Replies to “CBS 2 News Chicago covers City Worker assualt July 21, 2011”

  1. Great, How many arrests,ZERO?

    Anything illegal goes in Shitcago, as long as it’s Politically
    correct.
    Thanks again, CPD and City Politicians, for needlessly placing my family in danger for several days straight.
    Typical Democrats, afraid they might lose a Vote if they Crack Down on Minority misbehavior. Cowards.

  2. City crews scrambling to turn off nearly 2,000 fire hydrants opened by residents seeking relief from the heat required a police escort to protect them from gang members and others upset with the shutdowns.

    CBS 2 found one city crew being followed by a police sport-utility vehicle as they crisscrossed neighborhoods, turning off a total of 1,921 hydrants.

    “It’s a waste of water, and I have to do my job,” said 20-year Water Management Department veteran Richard Quarles.

    Quarles was surrounded by a group of people who dumped water on him as he shut down a hydrant that was spewing hundreds of gallons of water into the street.

    “The gangbangers and the neighborhood tough guys, they could crack you over the head with something. Anything can happen,” he said.

    City officials warned residents that turning on hydrants is a safety problem. Cars have a hard time seeing kids playing under the water in the street.

    The open hydrants call also flood basements, parked cars and significantly lower water pressure, which could hamper firefighters.

    “Don’t open a fire hydrant to stay cool,” said Gary Schenkel, executive director of the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications.

    But that message is lost on many children who play in the spray of water from open hydrants to keep cool and to some adults who defend the practice.

  3. Great, How many arrests,ZERO?

    Anything illegal goes in Shitcago, as long as it’s Politically
    correct.
    Thanks again, CPD and City Politicians, for needlessly placing my family in danger for several days straight.
    Typical Democrats, afraid they might lose a Vote if they Crack Down on Minority misbehavior. Cowards.

    Seriously [email protected]#
    What do you want the CPD to do???? Arrest all the people in the hydrant? Who opened the hydrant??

    Also when was the last time a CPD member had a wrench to tunr off hydrants? This is the CPD job now??

    Grow a pair and walk over and turn the hydrnat off yourself. Show your family your a tough guy who doesnt take any crap from these “Inner City” minds……good luck CLOWN!

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