Saturday, April 19, 2014

BUS-TED: 1 Tazed By Attacker In "Huge" Fight On Belmont Bus; At Least 5 Arrests

Five people, including one man who dressed as a woman, are in custody following a huge fight onboard a Belmont CTA bus this afternoon. At least one victim was tazed by an offender during the incident.

Image: ChicagoBus.org
Around 2:20PM, witnesses reported that the bus had pulled over at Southport and that up to 12 people were engaged in physical altercations.

According to a CWB reader who was on-board the bus:
A few blocks west of Southport…a group of 10 males, females and transsexuals - all ten were African American - boarded the bus. Things were fine for a few blocks…But then things suddenly changed. 
People were yelling and shouting [in the back of the bus] after an older African American man accidentally brushed one of the kids with his jacket and the war started. 
One of the transexuals held up a tazer and I heard the crackling and knew something was going to happen.
Just east of the new Northwestern medical clinic the police detained about 7 of the kids against the fence of one of those townhouses. But this means that some got away - potentially the one that used the tazer.
[The man who was tazed] was a bit shook up but he and another friend of his were walking and appeared in normal health.
An ambulance was called to treat the tazing victim.

The incident has been upgraded to an aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon. Case number is HX229652.
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UPDATED 3:24PM: Added witness account.

26 comments:

  1. If you were on this bus, PLEASE, please get in touch with the police ASAP to identify the attacker. I was on the bus and people could not provide definitive ID of the attacker. Please help if you were there or if you took pictures, etc.

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  2. Hope the bus has video so authorities can sort out the attacker.

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  3. Don't all CTA buses have video surveillance now?

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  4. Yes this bus was equipped with surveillance video and the teens were all seated behind where the video "bubble" was placed. If the video was pointed towards the back they should get footage. If the video is placed towards the front, they can see them boarding the bus as a group - but I believe they boarded at two neighbouring stops as someone in the group was knocking on the glass at others outside waiting to board.

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  5. Is it legal(for a citizen) to carry a tazer in Chicago?

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  6. Has anyone checked the COH lobby?

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  7. I do not believe any of these thugs are transexuals, it's just a cover for them to terrorize people and they give true transexuals a bad name. These thugs are animals filled with hate and disgust for themselves and mankind. They belong behind bars.

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    1. This gives us an opportunity to point out that CWB's editors are fully aware of the terminology and sensitivities involved in these descriptions. We have chosen to use the terms "cross-dressed" and "men dressed as women" for essentially the same reason Anonymous makes above.

      We believe that the vast majority of criminals who dress as women to commit crimes here are doing so as a disguise, not due to their sexuality.

      Describing the criminal element with certain words on the assumption that their dress is driven by their sexuality is a slap in the face to the members of our community who have fought and continue to fight for the acceptance and rights that they deserve.

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  8. How does John Q Public a taser?

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  9. Anyone who lives near Halsted/Waveland knows this group. They walk up and down Waveland from CoH to 7-11 during their smoke breaks.

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    1. And then when CoH closes, they walk, usually en masse, south along Halsted from the CoH to Gopd knows where, passing establishments such as Forever Yogurt, Caribou, Hydrate, Roscoe's, Steamworks, down to Belmont, verbally antagonizing other people on the sidewalk as they go. Don't believe me? Come sit in Forever Yogurt or Caribou most any night around 9pm and watch the "show" as they migrate southward. I've seen fights break out, verbal altercations, some pushing and shoving, etc. Sometimes some of them will come through Caribou, use (and usually trash) the restrooms, without ordering anything of course, and leave. Ditto for Forever Yogurt and the Mexican taco place next door to Bonsai. It's disgusting and worst of all, it's being ALLOWED.

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    2. Yes, it's allowed. There were two belligerent and loud ones in that Mexican restaurant one early evening. He commented "I glad they finally left". I replied, "Wrong answer. It's your job to ask them to shut-up or leave out of respect for your other customers".

      That was 1.5 years ago and I haven't been back since.

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  10. and it aint even that warm out yet. wait'll the temp gets up there regularly, dude inc will be omnipresent. it should get real interesting.

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    1. Oh, but McCarthy assured us that warm weather has noting to do with an increase in crime.

      I guess we should tell that to the 11 year old girl who was shot on Easter. : (

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  11. With all due respect, comments I've made may have used incorrect terms and I apologize sincerely for my poor choice of words. As a passenger on the bus, I can tell you that three (or four) of these individuals were dresssed in clothing associated with the female gender although they may be perceived by others (and anatomically defined) as males -- hence my misuse of transsexual terminology. To the core of this story, whether you are male, female, black, white, Asian, Latino, young, old, or whatever, as a human being, behavior that was exhibited on that bus was inappropriate, disgusting, animal-like, cruel and shameful. There is no need to tazer someone who accidentally brushes against you and have your friends join in on the attack. That's a savage like action and all involved should be punished no matter what gender clothing they wear.

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  12. And how are you going to identify it? They're dressed in disguise for a reason. Get with the program here.

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  13. "....police detained about 7 of the kids". I guess I better go get a taser for my 1st grader. "It's just transient youth. Here, this one's on the house".

    Nothing to worry about here.

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  14. Oh brother....let's not be so p.c. about criminals.....and the ones that are outside of the COH are not in "disguise"...lmfao...they are working girls, condoms all over the grass to prove it...well, where I USED to live..





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  15. Maybe in the mind of King Rahm, McJersey and Tiny Tunney, if the don't talk or acknowledge this situation, it didn't happen

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    1. Why, you're absolutely right! Maybe everyone on that bus just "perceived" something happened.

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  16. Fox News is covering Chicago magazine's exposé of the police and crime situation on their site. May this national coverage grow and increase until the roar of the city resident fury and backlash can't be placated and speechified by these so-called leaders with more BS, hogwash and blatant lies. The entire filthy, corrupt political underbelly of this entire state needs to be surgically removed with our votes.. it's a terminal cancer to us all.

    Chicago crime stats debated as magazine calls police claim of 'progress' an illusion

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/18/chicago-crime-stats-debated-as-magazine-calls-police-claim-progress-illusion/?intcmp=latestnews

    Also see the comments.

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    1. Here is your big chance Chicago republicans. Lots of moderates and some liberals ready to vote for another party.

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    2. You are so correct. I am Liberal, currently, I can't vote for these guys again.

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  17. Was it a real X26 Taser ($1000 retail) or a cheap stun gun ? There is a huge difference. In illinois, the gun shops sell them and require a FOID card and backround check, The civilian tasers blow out some sort of confetti with the taser serial number printed on it when used which the Police Tasers dont do. This is to track possible criminal use of the device. Sold to civilians for home defense use only in illinois.

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  18. They will use the taser one day on someone who has a real gun and then the anti gun outrage will begin. There will be teddy bear memorials and everyone will talk about the fact that he was a good boy. Then McCarthy and Rahm will ask for tighter gun laws...,,and the beat goes on and on and on. Never addressing the real issues but finding excuses and enabling this bad behavior by our elected officials.

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