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Bus of Justice

By vouchey in News on Jul 14, 2004 12:38PM

cta_bus.jpgIt's no secret that Cubs games are a bit more popular than they were just a few short years ago. In fact, so many bandwagon fans show up, that sometimes people just go to Wrigleyville during games to drink -- and then get rowdy. Responding to neighborhood cries for help, Ald. Tom Tunney "demanded Tuesday that police eliminate what one community leader has called the "Bourbon Street" atmosphere around Wrigley Field," according to today's Sun-Times.

The problem, Tunney suggests, is that cops covering Wrigleyville during games don't have time to haul the drunk bastards two miles to the Belmont station. The police should have a temporary holding tank or on-site ajudication, like a bus.

Chicago Police are cautiously open to this idea, and Chicagoist would like to raise it's voice in support of The Justice Bus. A temporary holding tank or stadium court is not new. We've heard of them in the New Orleans Superdome and The Meadowlands. So why not at Wrigley?

Although we strongly suggest not driving it out to rural Illinois and crossing railroad tracks, like the time in The Fugitive.