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Deploying 4 tactics on the 2600 Block of West Hirsch is restoring the street to peace and quiet

In the wake of several recent shootings on the 2600 Block of West Hirsch Street, Aldermen Maldonado and 14th District Commander Saldana met with concerned residents to explain 4 tactics to remove gang members from two buildings on 2600 W. Hirsch and loiterers from the surrounding area.
"There are a handful of gang bangers on this block who are terrorizing the other residents," stressed Maldonado. "There can be no peace for families who live here to raise their families as long as these criminals are in control."

1. Emergency "Hot Spot" Police Patrols Deployed
The area around Hirsch/Washtenaw and Talman between Hirsch and LeMoyne was designated 7-day emergency “hotspot" by the 14th Police district Commander. Beat cops have been patrolling the area around the clock since Sept. 9th and stationing patrol cars at various locations in the area. 

2643 W. Hirsch
2. Pressuring Landlord
Commander Saldana said that 2643 W. Hirsch appears to be the epicenter of the crime problems.

City inspectors were called to evaluate 2643 W. Hirsch. It is now on the Troubled Buildings List.
So far, the landlord has not cooperated with the police or the Alderman.

Alderman Maldonado has requested an emergency inspection which will be done with or without the owner’s cooperation. This may lead to the discovery of additional building violations as well as evidence of criminal activity by the tenants. The owner may cooperate as a result and remove the problem tenants.

3. Removing Loiterers
Police will receive a list of approved tenants at 2643 W Hirsch and the problem Bickerdike buildings on Talman between Hirsch and LeMoyne. Emergency "Hot Spot" designation allows the police to remove loiterers. If they return within 12 hours, they will be arrested.    
 
2633 W. Hirsch

4. Rehabbing CHA property at 2633 W. Hirsch
The building is slated for renovation. All tenants in the process of moving. Once renovated, all tenants must re-apply and be in good standing to return.