NOTE: In light of the Shooting at Mercy Hospital on the Afternoon of Monday,
November 19, 2018 at 3:16 PM CST, this Event (more than ever) needs to be brought to the Forefront of People's Conscience and incorporated into the Media's Global News Segments on December 3, 2018.
#ASK_66™:October 31, 2018 – 7:47 PM CST
HALLOWEEN is presently happening. And, for the most part, a good Time is being had by 1 & all.
Except for an unlucky few who may get murdered, poisoned or mauled. As that Man who was attacked by 2 ferocious Pitbulls (who always get a Bad Rap, no matter what) - earlier today in a South Side Alley.
Therefore, stay OUT of SS Alleys, PPL.
And, on that note, it’s 3T: #Time_To_Tackle again the heinous Crimes that obliterate living a FUN & Adventurous Life in The Big City. To do this, all you have to do is note my HOLIDATE,
DAY WITHOUT CRIME ©1993
that I urged Governor Jim Edgar, State of Illinois to make into an official Gold Seal – Red Ribbon Proclamation 25 years ago on December 3 of this year.
The only Document of its Type in Existence.
WHAT is of Historical Significance to note is that this Year's Commemoration of this Crime-Prevention HOLIDATE that falls on December 3 since 1993 is that it also marks the 200TH Year Anniversary of The State of Illinois having come into "The Union" on Thursday, December 3, 1818. When our future 16TH President, Abe Lincoln was only 9 years old.
200 Years ago...
when CRiME was much more subdued than it is now.
Many, many more Citizens should be as pro-active. It only takes one time to make a good Impression great. Then, TheImpact will last forever...and save Precious Lives which is the Bottom Line of my Crime Prevention Holidates, stemming from my Humanitarian Crusade: Cartoonists Against Crime begun on December 23, 1991 after I was beat up, robbed and left-for-dead in the lobby of my Apartment Building at 1437 West Rosemont.
Therefore, I’m thinking Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago (where I instigated this HOLIDATE) should salute this Decree; and that all Gangs should call a Truce so that NO one is killed, shot, hurt or harmed on The Streets and in The State of Illinois. For (at least) One Day. Oh, heck let’s make that a National Event to set a Precedence. Enough is enough already.
How refreshing could that be?
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directly to discuss more as I did during my
WGN AM Morning News on May 3, 2018.
The Wording of this Proclamation reads as:
directly to discuss more as I did during my
WGN AM Morning News on May 3, 2018.
State of Illinois
WHEREAS, crime prevention measures, implemented at community and state levels, have experienced some success; and
WHEREAS, Cartoonists Against Crime is an organization founded by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith to help bring some awareness of the ill effects of crime upon our society; and
WHEREAS, members of Cartoonists Against Crime promote safety and awareness through their artistic endeavors; and
WHEREAS, I, Jim Edgar, Governor of the State of Illinois, proclaim December 3, 1993, as a Day Without Crime in Illinois.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Illinois to be affixed.
Done at the Capitol in the City of Springfield, this twenty-third day of November in the Year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and ninety-three and of the State of Illinois, the one hundred and seventy-fifth.
George M. Ryan Jim Edgar, Governor
Secretary of State
FIRST APPEARING ON LINKEDIN AS PART OF MY: #ASK_66™ Series
(written by a Senior – for Seniors – for The Senior State of Mind)
#ASK_66™:#November_20_2018 - 9:09 AM CST
Little old brittle PEOPLE are petrified. Not only here in Chicago but across the USA where a Series of deadly Shootings & Killings took place yesterday. The Mercy Hospital Massacre destroyed the Lives of 4 Families & The Citizens of Chicago who knew them and again shattered our Sense of Safety, that The Police Department (who serve and protect as best as they can) have no control over. And, that is THE SCARY PART. None of us know when a Shooter (disgruntled & hurting or insane or temporarily insane) is about to open fire.
Think of it THIS way, they were not born with a Pistol or AK15 in their hands. Something went terribly wrong. They snapped.
DRAWING FROM MY OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: Having been beat up, robbed & left-for-dead in a pool of blood – my own - in the Lobby of my Apartment Building on Monday, December 23, 1991 I know exactly how that feels. However, “back then” not that many Perbs carried GUNS. I had a fighting Chance, I was only socked & knocked out for 90 Minutes. Being as tough as I am, I fought back & then, thus started by Humanitarian Crusades aptly named:
Cartoonists Against Crime ©1991 &
Cartoonists Against Terrorism ©2001
that helped me HEAL others from The Repercussions of a “NEW REALITY” which now has suddenly become THE NORM, not only in Big Cities of the USA, but in small towns – ACROSS THE PLANET.
Today, I am advancing my most serious HOLIDATE, DAY WITHOUT CRIME ©1993 that Governor Jim Edgar of The State of Illinois signed in as a Declaration 25 years ago. Won’t you take a Moment to peruse and pass it along in your Network. This is a Matter of Life or Death.
Will Santa be wearing Kevlar when he touches down in Chicago in 34 Days? I’m guessing so.
Like I said: PEOPLE are petrified, brittle bones or NO brittle bones.
UPDATE: MY SPEECH FOR DAY WITHOUT CRIME:
Monday, December 3, 2018 with
Appearing Live with Venice M. Johnson
Chicago Pop Culture Interviewer:
Crime is big business. The biggest Business on the Planet.
Mental health for some has deteriorated terribly so that even the MOST UNLIKELY Person you could ever think of would be prone to commit a Crime - some that are unfathomable - heinous to say the least. I need not go into Detail here. Some are Serial in nature.
As the Graph depicts: You have the wanna-be people who emulate the bad guys. You have the hide-outs and all that goes into making sure these Perbs - Perpetrators are well-hidden. Osama bin Laden comes to mind immediately.
Then, you have the DRUG Sniffing dogs - who are smelling out the BAD Guys and the War Dogs who accompany our soldiers into battle - combat so that We kill the Enemy - that oft-times after wards becomes our Friends or Allies.
You know. I've lived on this Planet for 66 years and am eternally grateful to have made it this far. After all, this proclamation as born out of a blood bath I took on December 23, 1991 when I was beat up - robbed & left for dead in the lobby of my Apt Building at 1437 West Rosemont. The Man that assaulted me made away with my black tote and an uncashed Xmas Check of $200; but he left me scared - although not permanently as it was The Catalyst for my Start of CARTOONISTS AGAINST CRIME in 1991 – whose motto was: CAC: We Draw Cartoons – Not Guns ©1991 and then Cartoonists Against Terrorism (C)2001 – yes, I am the Founder of BOTH anti-crime campaigns. Now in 2021, I'm wondering what we will be tooning about and who will be left to care?
My Day Without Crime ©1993 that became a red-ribbon/gold leaf Gubernatorial Proclamation endorsed by Governor Jim Edgar in November of 1993 turns 25 years old on Monday, , the Day & Date that the State of Illinois (where I live and have lived for 64 of my 66 years) turns 200. Giving you some PERSPECTIVE, this was the Year that our beloved President Abe Lincoln was 9 years old.
Read all about it at: tinyurl.com/y7afxyh9
Doing a LIVE Interview on Monday, 12/3/2018 with , Podcaster, in order to tell my PoV: on how We do live in a CRiME riddled and infested World and how no matter how hard We try (as individual do-right Citizens), CRiME has (so sadly) become a Way of Life – is part of THAT STORY. Thank you Ms. Johnson for seeing the Importance of this Issue that affects us all, no matter what our Race or Political Affiliation, if we are rich, poor, smart or not. Being SMART about CRiME has always been a TOPIC OF INTEREST. Crime is a Big Industry. The Process is called . It's THEM against US. And sometimes, US suffers incredibly so.
On a Scale of 1-10, Our Pets know better than to lead a LIFE OF CRIME, but somehow we've dragged them also into this Dire Scenario & State of Mind. Shame on us. What were we ever thinking? Only TIME will tell (as it always does) what the next 200 years will hold and/or foretell when the State of Illinois turns 400.
NOW FOR MY SOLILOQUY.
Now I am sure you are asking. Day Without Crime? What is that all about Adrienne?
THINK ABOUT IT, Venice. Crime is BIG Business.
You can make piles of money (and not even pay taxes on it) no matter what side of THE LAW you are on. The Bottom Line is:
There will never ever be a DAY WITHOUT CRIME. Being a LATE BLOOMER, I just thought of that last week since I usually live in my little Idealistic Glass Bubble here. Let’s do the MATH on this Topic of what a Crimeless World would be like.
#1: That Life would be HIGH in Unemployment. Although you really cannot put on your resume that you work for CRiME. In other words, in a WORLD OF THINGS, you would have to become a CRIMINAL in order to pay those bills and to keep up with the Jones, Kardashians or whomever is popular at the Time.
#2: On the Hit Parade, you have the Police serving & protecting.
#3: You have the proverbial “Bad Guys who because of their Crime of Choice (that embeds) Deviance -- Greed and Wanting IT all (the lavish Commodities that only MONEY can buy), makes it necessary that The Cops have a Job. Many are bread-winners for their FAMILIES. Those people have to eat. many times adeadly confrontation will cut their Life short as it does for innocent bystanders & the desperado himself.
#4: Ah, this is where it gets interesting: You have Individuals “behind the scenes” who market what the Cops need to be safe; from their COP Cars to their Gun’s holsters; to the people who run Dunkin Donuts where they stop in for snacks; without COPS and the accoutrements they need, these FOLKS would be out on the street – where some would have to become criminals (breaking in – entering & robbing) just to keep alive.
#5: You have those “behind the scenes” that market the get-away vehicles, invented the darkened windshields; in order that the BAD GUY remains bad & uncaught; that's a volume of services, indeed.
#6: Then, We must add in the Reporters & Investigative Journalists (Geraldo comes to mind) who report on Crime; the ones who put themselves out there, sniffing around like Blood Hounds looking for the breaking STORY in order for them to win a Journalism Award at the end of the Year.
#7: The gun manufacturers who supposedly protect us from them - the BAD GUYS, but also supply the Ammunitions so they shoot, maim and kill us;
#8: A special shout out for the Inventors of Kevlar. People who are scientists who devise ways to be safer; there's an entire Underground of them that deserve to be honored as Think Tank Leaders;
#9: You have TV cop shows; like Dick Wolf, a mastermind storyteller on how all this Craziness operates, year - in and year out. For those of us who are arm-chair Cops, he puts us right there in the middle of a Crime and he does it with the Help of Hollywood, Embellishment – for Photoshop Experts who have a JOB – because of CRIME being as abundant as it is.
#10: Even 1 century ago - 100 years ago, the emphasis was not THAT much on Crime, as it was not that blown-up or SUPER-SIZED by “The Media” who needs to keep their Ratings up; otherwise they will be eaten up by their Competition. When Ratings fall, heads are chopped. Nielsen again is partially affected by a Life of Crime.
#11: You have the Psychiatrists trying to figure out WHAT is going on in the Criminal Brain. You have the Shrinks trying to help their Clients get over their Fear. You have the Counselors helping those in Domestic Violence Cases. You have the Drug Manufacturers who prescribe sedatives for those who cannot sleep.
#12: Got a home that needs protecting from THUGS? Home Security Services are a billion dollar industry. If no one broke in; they’d be biting the dust, as well.
#13: Getting creative now, you have murder mystery books penned by Writers who thrive on blood & list; who feel they can dissolve what happened on a Crime Scene. Crime is mesmerizing IF it is NOT happening to you. And, yes, you read that here, FIRST. The first of its Genre that I remember reading was Truman Capote's In Cold Blood.
Let’s stop here at a Baker's Dozen and try to regain our Composure. There's Bitterness in a Bittersweet World.
IN CLOSING. Whether a person is in white collar crime or street crime or merely stealing the Sweet n Lows at a restaurant for your coffee the next AM, which was my Crime of Passion, pushing Drugs; beating up your Lover; or stealing a pack of gum from your local MOM & POP corner grocery store, CRIME is here to stay. Crime is strictly a Human Sickness, a Disease that our Pets do not have.
Crime is strictly a Human Sickness that will never go away completely. Not even for just one day out of the Year: December 3RD when Governor Jim Edgar & I collaborated & hoped we could shed a Light of Hope & Resilience.
No wonder there is an Emphasis Today on the Empathy Movement where our PET CATS & DOGS are more than appreciated, they give us THE SANITY that we must find before someone else CRACKS & SNAPS.
Thank you for giving me this Platform, Venice. Coping & preventing & acknowledging Crime may still keep us alive & stronger for yet another Day...