Sunday, October 16, 2016

Construction sign hacked to flash message truthfully disparaging Mayor Rahm Emanuel

A construction sign flashing at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Central Avenue on Sunday stopped a lot of passersby, but not with traffic information.

The sign read, “Rahm Lies, Children Die.” It flashed its disparaging neon message off and on for hours, just across the street from the Chicago Police Department’s Belmont-Central district station at 5555 W. Grand Ave.

“Although true, It’s pretty harsh, but unfortunately, a lot of people think it’s true,” said Maria Santiago, 28, stopping as she walked by to take photos for social media.

Others wondered how such a sign could blare its message with impunity across from a police station. “I mean, whoa, they can’t have seen this,” smirked Juan Reyes, 43, as he walked by.

Apparently, the construction sign had been hacked. It has happened before.

“Last year, there was another sign by Belmont and Narragansett, and somebody was able to manipulate the signage and put “Screw Rahm,” or something like that,” Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36th) recalled.

That was in October 2015, and what the sign near the intersection of Belmont Avenue and Narragansett Street had blared was, “F – – – Rahm.” It did so through rush hour until spotted by WGN-TV, which alerted the city.

The insult was quickly removed, as was this one too on Sunday.

“These things can be manipulated. I’m going to call the Department of Transportation and let them know that their sign has a message on it that I’m sure they’re not in favor of,” Villegas said.

Hacking of city construction and traffic equipment to insult the mayor certainly presents an interesting dilemma for CDOT Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld.

Later, Villegas called back before the sign was removed. “I spoke to the commissioner and she’s going to send somebody out there to investigate it and get it resolved,” he said.

A city spokeswoman acknowledged the incident last year. The city did not respond to a call seeking comment on the hacking and any efforts to prevent such incidents.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

True. Children die in the Ghetto.
Never a Jewish child. Never.

Anonymous said...

Don't tell the city if you see this. The message must get out and the city won't notice it till they come to change the air in the tires. And if it is across from a police station, it will never be reported.....

Anonymous said...

How about a sign that says "CPD, please tip, cheap fucks"

Anonymous said...

Fuck Rhams Joo ass !

Anonymous said...

Bourbon street waitresses hacked it to say no tipping zone

Anonymous said...

Should read....Aldo loves little boys.

Mr. SouthSide said...

Outstanding.

Anonymous said...

Ever notice places like Montana and Idaho with less gun control and less negroes have extremely low violent crime rates???

Anonymous said...

mr bourbon street mom hacked it
sign pointing to her vagina reads...
Safety helmet and mask required before entry

Anonymous said...

Aldo raine got kicked out of john gacy's bedroom for being too perverse.

Anonymous said...

How about a sign that says
Mr Bourbon street mom
Is willing to fuck
all night is ok
just toss her a buck

petric shone said...

Nice sharing!

Anonymous said...

Aldo taught old JWG everything he knew.

Anonymous said...

Amen to that

Anonymous said...

Except how not to get caught. Crawlspace? Please.

Anonymous said...

nice tits

Anonymous said...

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