Friday, July 05, 2013

'HAWKS WIN AGAIN! Clark Street overrun by "animals"

Image: ibtimes.com
At least 15 officers converged to secure the area near Clark Street and Cornelia Avenue this morning as patrons from Wrigleyville bars poured into the streets and, in the words of an officer on scene, started "acting like animals."

The initial call came in shortly before 2 o'clock, reporting a mob of people stomping on cabs along Clark Street from Cornelia Avenue to Newport Avenue. The first officers on scene quickly called for support units, which had to enter the area from the north because Clark Street was completely obstructed by stalled traffic and marauders to the south.

A CTA bus that became bogged down in the mess was surrounded by people who climbed on top of the vehicle and tried to "destroy" it, according to the driver's 911 call.

Officers managed to get the street back to normal by 2:45AM.

Lincoln Park was left unscathed this time.

10 comments:

  1. I'm not an advocate of a police state, but that being said, I think it's time for the police to get out their batons and start cracking heads when this shit happens. What's happening is that the trash flooding into the neighborhood knows that they can come and act however they want with impunity. A huge mob fight on Belmont, and police "disperse" the crowd. They should be dispersing them to the sidewalk flat on their backs. The behavior is spreading increasingly to the Clark St. crowd. They have no fear or respect for the police. That's a BIG part of the problem. A woman at this past CAPS meeting said she's constantly calling 911 about gangs hanging out on her property. She said the police light then move on. That's effective.

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  2. Oh hell get the water cannons for the entire area including boystown

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  3. Not a fan of the headline or photo. Stick to the facts please.

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  4. I live in a nice condo building between Roscoe and Newport and I HATE this area now!!! I used to love it a few years back, but it is so terrible and nobody truly believes you because the news media publishes NOTHING about the area and its crime. Monday's Hawks's celebration and the debauchery of both the Pride Parade and its aftermath was enough to make me never want to live here anymore!! I took a walk Sunday evening after the parade to eat dinner in Roscoe Village and passed two girls completely passed out face first next to million dollar homes on Roscoe close to Southport with neighborhood people trying to revive them!! I cannot drive through Clark and Sheffield to get home at certain points of the night due to stumbling drunks walking out in front of my car. I constantly see drunk people peeing in my alley out by our cars and yelling at people just walking by. It doesn't matter what demographics the groups of people are who visit this area on a daily basis, I DO NOT FEEL SAFE ANYMORE!! I do not shop/eat/or drink at any of the establishments in this area anymore. I cannot wait to move in a few months and NEVER return, which is sad as I used to really like the area.

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  5. Thank you for reading CWB and taking time to share your experiences with everyone, M White.

    You are absolutely right about the antics on Clark Street. While the Boystown side of things has stolen the spotlight over the past week or two, there are equally challenging problems next door in Wrigleyville.

    We're looking forward to posting pix and videos of the Clark Street antics that drain our undermanned police district's resources during the critical overnight hours when robberies and batteries should be getting the officers' attention.

    We're committed to keeping our neighbors informed with timely and accurate information. We won't be going any where!

    Be safe and be well!

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  6. Just to clarify, the "animals" described here are male, white 20 and 30 somethings.

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  7. Just to clarify, the "animals" described here are male white 20 and 30 somethings.

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  8. "Just to clarify, the "animals" described here are male, white 20 and 30 somethings."

    So can we put the charges of racism to rest now? These are people coming in from outside of the neighborhood just like the thugs who take over Belmont and Halsted every night. Both groups are coming in and causing trouble because they know they can get away with it.

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  9. "Just to clarify, the "animals" described here are male white 20 and 30 somethings."

    So can we put the charges of racism to rest now? These are people coming in from outside of the neighborhood just like the thugs who take over Belmont and Halsted every night. Both groups are coming in and causing trouble because they know they can get away with it.

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  10. I do not think the police want the problem solved and will do nothing proactive. I am sure they have instructions to keep a low profile so as to keep themselves from getting publicity by the mainsteam press and media.

    I think this stuff with photos should be forwarded to the Governor and State Police to show that Rahm Emmanual is too corrupt, arrogant, and stupid to manage the city. He sees economic benefits only in cajoling corporations to moving into the Loop, not the gentrification or the their devolution, in the residential areas.

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