Trustee Wants Basketball Hoops Removed from All Oak Lawn Parks

Lorraine Swanson, OakLawn Patch, September 11, 2013

An Oak Lawn trustee appeared before the park district board on Monday and asked that basketball hoops be removed from all village parks.

The request stemmed from an incident last month where black and white youths clashed at Wolfe Wildlife Refuge at 105th Street and Laramie Avenue, resulting in several teens being injured and two arrests.

Tr. Carol Quinlan (Dist. 5) explained that neighborhood families and young children no longer use Wolfe Wildlife or Little Wolfe Park, because it has been taken over by young adults and older teens from outside of Oak Lawn coming to play basketball.

“Unfortunately over the last years we’ve seen a big change in what’s happening at Wolfe,” Quinlan said, who lives a few houses away from Little Wolfe at 107th Street and Laramie Avenue. “It’s young adults and older teens that are there and they’re not from the area. I can tell because all the cars from people driving in have Chicago city stickers.”

Backed by 35 of her constituents, Quinlan voiced their concerns about foul language emanating from the basketball courts in Little Wolfe, noise after dark and litter around the park.

Quinlan said that neighborhood residents are now too intimidated to walk their dogs on the nature paths, let alone allowing their young children to play at Little Wolfe playground unsupervised.

“I’m getting daily complaints from residents around Wolfe, especially after the incident last month,” the village trustee said. “People aren’t feeling safe. I believe that by taking down the hoops … it would remove some of that outside element.”

Oak Lawn Police Chief Michael Murray told the park board that police patrols have been increased at Wolfe Wildlife and Little Wolfe Park since the Aug. 14 skirmish between black and white male juveniles.

Two older black teens were charged as adults on misdemeanor assault and battery charges. The black youths claim the skirmish started when white youths used racial slurs.


“I say remove the hoops in all of Oak Lawn,” the village trustee said to audience applause.  “It’s not easy for me as a village trustee either to remove something from a park, but we are paying taxes and it’s our money going toward the park district. I quite frankly don’t care about people outside of Oak Lawn.”

Quinlan proposed replacing the basketball court at Little Wolfe with an outdoor sand volleyball court. {snip}


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  • Rule of thumb: An urban neighborhood is becoming sufficiently gentrified when the residents are able to get the basketball hoops removed from the area parks.

    • me

      I suggested this tactic a few months ago. Glad to see it’s being implemented in Oak Lawn.

    • The Final Solution

      When non-whites move in and ruin an area, they call it diversity. When whites move in and make it better, they call it gentrification.

    • Some Guy

      The destroy the basketball courts in their hoods and head to the White nice courts of the burbs.

  • Easyrhino1

    They could bolt groups of tables and chairs to the ground with chess boards for table tops and attract a completely different element.

  • There was an HOA board issue about a basketball court here on our property, and I voted and said “No, because it would attract blacks”.

    When non-students took over the pool room in college and cited “winners rights” to the table, I half killed the one who refused me and my friend. I must have hit him 30 times and his friends each about 20. I said in a clear voice, “You have 10 seconds to leave the room. 10… 9… 8…”

    “What are you going to do?”

    “Time’s up.” All the bad hatred came out to play.

    I also voted to have our tennis court jackhammered up and not replaced.

    • Anglokraut

      I hope you actually said “it would attract blacks”.
      I voted against a Phi Theta Kappa resolution to support a scheme to buy playground equipment that is fitted to pump fresh water, and ship it to Africa. I said “no, we have absolutely no way to know if any of this money will ever buy a water pump, nor do we have any way to tell if the water will go to anyone who needs it, or just those who pay the chief.”
      Worth it.

      • I said, “It would attract blacks”. My neighborhood is full of old white retirees, young white professionals and young white families with small children. Since my old PO wandered around the area with an armed escort “warning” everyone I was back ten years ago, I feel no reason whatever to conceal my inner self.

        • Extropico

          You voted to jackhammer the tennis court. That is sacrilege, sir.

          • The concrete pad was sliding downhill into Cottonwood Creek, because what passes for “soil” here on Colorado’s Front Range is Bentonite clay, a nasty, slippery volcanic stuff that won’t stay in place.

    • So CAL Snowman

      I respect your moxie.

    • IstvanIN

      My HOA wanted to replace the tennis courts with basketball hoops. That was voted way down because it would attract blacks.

    • MBlanc46

      You’re afraid Arthur Ashe will show up?

      • me

        Yup, but not for the reasons you’re thinking of.

        • capnmorgan5150

          Yeah, nobody wants AIDS.

      • CharlesFinley

        And what is the deal with the U.S. Open? Two huge stadiums named for groids. What ELSE can we dedicate to bantu(s)?

        Of course, NASA is now headed up by a boog.

        And the “surgeon general” is now a sheboon with down’s syndrome.

        And let’s not forget dainty barry, the choco-fairy…and his right-hand jigg, Eric-my people-Holder.

        Yep. The blackification of America is all-but complete.

        Geezus Kraist. God does NOT bless America. It’s phuckt all to HELL.

  • Spartacus

    “… where black and white youths clashed at Wolfe Wildlife Refuge at 105th Street and Laramie Avenue…”


    Wanna bet the groids attacked, and the White kids just defended themselves ?

    • So CAL Snowman

      The White kids probably beat them in a game are were talking smack to the black kids. Obviously the little black brains couldn’t handle the “disrespect” and attacked with prejudice.

  • So CAL Snowman

    “It’s not easy for me as a village trustee either to remove something
    from a park, but we are paying taxes and it’s our money going toward the
    park district. I quite frankly don’t care about people outside of Oak

    Oh now you’ve gone and done it! You don’t care about people outside of Oak Lawn?? That’s not how we play ball in the United Soviet Socialist States of America. You must understand that these “youths” do not have the White privilege to pay taxes to support a nice park. Therefore you must be compassionate and consider the feelings of a less privileged people. Your antiquated 19th century bigotry is showing and therefore we must make an example out of you. This is a GLOBAL community now, we are all in this together.

  • 1gravity

    It would be truly unfortunate if, on a dark and moonless night, the basketball hoops were to noiselessly fall over.

    • Skip Wellington

      Imagine the horror!

  • Whitetrashgang

    Half of all blacks are on welfare, let them build there own BB court they have all the time in the world.

    • Non Humans

      Only half? I think thats a seriously gross underestimation. I would say high 90% range.

  • IstvanIN

    Warning: Hispanics play volleyball.

    • Spartacus

      Try handball. Groids are too dumb for it, and spics too short .

      • Lots of blacks at the handball courts in St. Louis public parks. Though they seem to be a cut or two above the typical bassetbaal playing Bellcurvii.

  • 1gravity

    Most of what goes into basketball has little to do with shooting the ball. Passing, moving away from the ball, ball handling skills, and playing defense are harder to learn than taking jump shots. I see this almost daily in nearby basketball courts. Everyone palms the ball; few pass the ball; assists are uncommon. I am often tempted to interrupt a game in progress and yell, “Stop.” But I just walk by, and give silent homage to basketball coaches in my life, back in the day, who taught me to not drag my pivot foot. Blacks, by the way, can make all those fancy moves because they walk.

    • If white men can’t jump, blacks can’t ski. I used to haul @$$ skiing downhill with my mother to the point where she was frightened. I loved going that fast and taking jumps and flying. I started downhill skiing when I was seven. I pushed controllability pretty close, but I never skied as an adult unless I had been completely sober for three days, because I wanted to go really fast. It was exhausting, and I usually fell asleep on the way home.

      I grew up watching Ingemar Stenmark.

      • MBlanc46

        Don’t do a Sonny Bono.

        • I knew my limits and never hit either a tree or another skier. When I was little and still learning, I didn’t like it when the hot-doggers would slash across me, so I started knocking them down with my poles. I was a vicious child.

          As a later hot-dogger, I stayed clear away from other skiers. I suspect most tree mishaps are caused by skiers who have been drinking. My mother said she was terrified at how fast I liked to go, but it was never on the crowded sissy slopes. My only problem with the deal is that I am terrified of heights, so the chairlift ride is a hideous ordeal.

          • MBlanc46

            Ah, so you have a weak spot after all.

          • Wasn’t Bruce Willis’s character in “Unbreakable” vulnerable to water?

          • MBlanc46

            It’s certainly a premise of Orwell’s “1984” that everyone has a weakness that can be exploited.

  • MBlanc46

    This is a fairly common strategy in the Chicago area. When the thugs start taking over parks for their criminal activities, the white folks have to take down the basketball hoops (which, of course, elicits the usual howling about “racism”).

    • I thought the term “attractive nuisance” was pretty well established in US law. Since the groids also bellyache about self-defense, I suppose their unease with rules is universal.

      • MBlanc46

        Plus, it was intended as and understood as “we don’t want blacks hanging around here” (which is certainly my attitude).

  • MBlanc46

    I haven’t been to Oak Lawn for years, and don’t know the current demographics, but my impression is that the South Side ghetto is expanding and engulfing formerly white suburbs.

    • Viking_61

      Blacks and Mexicans, everywhere. Don’t forget, Illinois is a proud sanctuary state.

      • jackryanvb

        Mexicans here in Chicago go in to working class, White Catholic ethnic areas.

      • MBlanc46

        Not with my approval.

  • Truthseeker

    If you read the articles linked, the blacks are apparently claiming a gang of whites tried to make them victims of the knockout game. Because, you know, white kids do that all the time.

  • IKantunderstand

    This is what it has come done to…. Whites have been reduced to grasping at straws to prevent themselves from being attacked by Black savages:”Oh, take down the basketball hoops”. Replace it with an “outdoor sand volleyball court”. Why have we been reduced to Jello when it comes to standing up to Blacks? Isn’t there a way to deal with them? Like, preying on their irrational superstitious fears? Threaten them with voodoo! Make it up! Who cares. We can take control. They are too stupid to do anything about it. Play on their fears.And, above all, please write :S.P.O.O.C., EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!

    • capnmorgan5150

      So you’re talking about a Scooby Doo situation?

    • jackryanvb

      Nah. Chicago environmentalist liberals have all but ethnically cleansed poor Blacks from Chicago’s Lakefront Parks. Basketball courts taken out, sail boat basins, prairie restoration, green elitism works great.

  • LostDue2Incompetence

    Brilliant! No better way to keep those feral apes away! Bravo!!

  • Buck

    Twenty-five years ago my parents had much the same complaint about the park across the street from their home. I had already moved out though my youngest brother was still in the home. I drove in from out-of-town and sawed the hoops down myself at 3AM.

    • jackryanvb

      Really great. This is the kind of personal action that works, instead of doing nothing, hoarding military guns or wasting time on no chance third party presidential campaigns.

  • Funruffian

    Good on this trustee. He is too familiar with the way of the Bantu and feels genuine interest in protecting his community. We need more men like this in California.

  • That is tres cool! I used to go to Rotten dot com to find funny pictures, but the Daily Rotten section croaked. Fortunately, some really good stuff turns up here.

    • Biff_Maliboo

      It’s a classic.

  • Expulsions? I don’t think we’re going to let them get away.

  • newscomments70

    Blacks typically avoid beaches. They don’t swim or surf, outside of a few exceptions. Beaches often attract Mexicans. I remember when i lived in Malibu, the fine for littering was $2000. Smoking, drinking and drugs were also forbidden on beaches. Zuma beach was inundated with Mexicans from LA on summer months. At the end of the day, the beaches were full of cigarette butts, beer cans, dirty diapers, and other littter…so much for enforcing the laws. Some beaches are mostly white. Hiking trails and wilderness parks are mostly white…other places I can think of, libraries and hockey rinks. The urban and suburban parks have mostly been destroyed by minorities. Perhaps some white nationalist groups should create community youth centers? Boating and snow skiing are also mostly white activities, even in urban areas. Not everyone can afford that, but boat clubs are an affordable way to go boating without owning.

  • newscomments70

    I have a great suggestion for white nationalist organizations: establish community centers for white youth. That would be a wonderful recruiting tool. Attract white familes who want their children to play outdoor sports without being molested by blacks (and similar)…also a great place to keep blacks away from white girls. Include martial arts studios and shooting ranges as well. I could imagine parents saying, “well, white nationalism isn’t really my thing…but it’s a safe place for my children”.

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    A battery powered reciprocating saw and some sharp bi-metal blades cuts through the posts in a couple of minutes………