Friday, September 06, 2013

SOUNDS FAMILIAR: 2 Battered On Halsted, 1 Arrest

A battery in the 3300 block of N. Halsted? It seems like we reported something like that just yesterday. Maybe that's because we did.

Unlike yesterday's story, we're pleased to report that this morning's offender was taken into custody.

The incident was reported to 911 a 2 o'clock this morning by a man and his friend who were battered on the sidewalk at 3342 N. Halsted Street, just north of Town Hall Pub.

According to the victim, the offender was in a group of four black males, one of whom had dreads and wore a black shirt and tan shorts.

The offender and his three companions were kind enough to stay in the immediate area, which gave officers the opportunity to investigate and make an arrest.

Police made contact with the group a half-block away on the corner of Halsted and Buckingham.

One man was taken into custody at 2:12AM. The battery is recorded in Chicago Police Department case #HW439619.

10 comments:

  1. Why aren't these offenders charged with Hate Crimes?

    I don't even hear anyone even talking about all these beatings and robberies as potential hate crimes.

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  2. Please clarify .... some people were beaten on Halsted, 3300 block .. just for being on the street? Was this a random beating just for the sake if a beating? So if I'm walking home to Addison from Belmont, I could be beaten, just walking on the sidewalk? My God, this neighborhood really has gone to hell. Glad there was an arrest, though!

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  3. Anonymous said...
    Please clarify .... some people were beaten on Halsted, 3300 block .. just for being on the street? Was this a random beating just for the sake if a beating? So if I'm walking home to Addison from Belmont, I could be beaten, just walking on the sidewalk? My God, this neighborhood really has gone to hell. Glad there was an arrest, though!

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    Motive is not known, Anonymous.

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  4. Yep because we don't have our district fully staffed with police and Rahm is cutting the police budget next year. Maybe Obama could leave Syria alone and worry about crime in Chicago. Rahm the bully doesn't care about the people of Chicago unless your A Pritzker.

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  5. It always occurs to me, are there loitering laws that could be enforced, similar to the trespassing laws they're using to attempt to clear out the people hanging out at the Belmont station? I get annoyed even when there are "friendly crowds" hanging out on sidewalks impeding my journey. They call 'em sideWALKS for a reason.

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    1. Loitering laws found unconstitutional while upon the public ways, I guess if you pay taxes (I know most loiterers do not but whatever) you can use the public way for as long as you want

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  6. Sounds like "pick em out knock em out" is making its way north.

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  7. "are there loitering laws that could be enforced"

    From what I understand, our loitering laws were thrown out for being deemed unconstitutional. I think they should be revisited and rewritten in a way that safe-guards our constitutional rights while addressing the real problem of delinquent loitering that encourages and fosters crime.

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  8. We are packing and will be moving from Aldine to Lincoln Park on October 1st. We are terrified to live in Boystown any longer. We fear going out after dark because the predators are out there waiting. Our new apartment is much more expensive, meaning we will have to cut out vacations, entertainment, new clothes, etc. from our budget. But we can no longer stand to live like prisoners in our own home while the police and Alderman blame victims instead of criminals.

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  9. Don't worry Lincoln Park will be taken over next. They already are messing up the Mag Mile aka Mugger Mile. They just keep it quiet.

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