Friday, July 23, 2010

Slain Police Officer Michael Bailey Honored at Vigil

Location: E 74th St & S Evans Ave, Chicago, IL 60619, USA
Check out the latest update listed for today just found another story about this prayer vigil!

FOX Chicago had coverage of the prayer vigil at 74th & Evans last night. In this video you will see footage from that event in addition to an unidentified Chicago Policeman who laments current rules of engagement the limits what the Police can do these days.
Slain Chicago Police Officer Michael Bailey was honored at a prayer vigil Wednesday. Residents, aldermen, ministers and members of the Chicago Police Department gathered at the intersection of 74th Street and Evans Ave on the South Side near Bailey’s home.

Speakers spoke to the crowd about moving forward as a community and having the faith to end the violence that is ending the lives of their neighbors.

Ald. Freddrenna Lyle (6th) said that gunfire was not a normal part of her childhood growing up and that it should not be normal for children today or tomorrow.

Along with the grief, there was anger and frustration among Chicago’s men and women in blue. Officers feel they are targets, and they said that department regulations prevent them from fighting crime the way they need to.
BTW, FOX Chicago the neighborhood is not Portage Park. It is in fact Park Manor!!!

UPDATE 2:47 PM WGN also has footage of the prayer vigil from last night!


UPDATE 7/23/2010 2:18 PM Neighbors of Officer Michael Bailey Rally video from CBS 2 Chicago via the CAPCC Blog! The screen shot below is of Ald. Lyle who spoke at the prayer vigil Tuesday Wednesday night.
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