Saturday, May 24, 2014

GROUP ACTION: Packs Attack In At Least 3 Incidents Near Clark; Victims Are Beaten, Not Robbed

Police have responded to at least three cases of people being beaten by groups of 4 to 8 attackers near Clark Street from Diversey to Fullerton since Thursday.

The incidents are unusual in that no one has apparently been robbed in connection with the physical attacks. No one is in custody.

A burst of 911 calls came in between 11:15 and 11:45 Thursday night. Callers reported seeing individuals being attacked by anywhere from 4 to 8 attackers. CWB has confirmed at least two incidents.

• A local resident was attacked near Diversey and Cambridge by 5 to 6 Hispanic men and 2 to 3 Hispanic women, all in their teens, around 11:20PM. The victim filed a battery report, CPD case HX272556

• About 10 minutes later, multiple callers reported a "street fight" in which four to six men were beating on one victim at the intersection of Orchard and Deming, about a half-mile from the previous incident.

Due to the large volume of calls reporting incidents in the concentrated area, it is not clear if there were additional incidents Thursday night.

Then, at 3:17 this morning, a 911 caller reported that 4 to 5 Hispanic men beat him and his friend at Orchard and Arlington, one block from Thursday's second incident. The offenders fled on foot.
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13 comments:

  1. We all have heard the Police shortage, can you look into the Fire dept shortage as well? I have heard they are hurting just as bad. What will happen to a unprepared understaffed city?

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  2. Chicago is like Gotham without a batman.

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  3. What is this .. gang initiation? Sick.

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  4. A few days ago a commentor mentioned seeing McCarthy at Capt. Morgan's at Wrigley Field. He was visiting his daughter who is a waitress there.

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  5. Roving mobs. Aka flash mobs like on Mich ave

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  6. This blog has rightly asked what Tom Tunney has been doing to assist in stopping this escalation in the crime rate and associated decline in the quality of life in Ward 44.

    As this post further provides, Michele Smith needs to be asked the same question as Ward 43 is coming the new Ward 44.

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    1. The 43rd ward is far from 44th, so far. However if something isn't done soon about the Thursday night "minor drinking parties" along Lincoln ave, it very well may soon become just like it. This Thursday there was one fight after another and no one looked over 20 let alone 21. Last Thursday a 19 year old intoxicated kid got stabbed in front of his 18,19, and 20 year old intoxicated friends... And it's not even warm yet...

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    2. Totally agree with you...so far being the operative word.

      While is is doubtful that Lincoln Park will become like the 44th Ward, not having a Wrigleyville or Boystown, what I have noted in the 10 years I have lived in North Lincoln Park is a growing expansion of 'crime' as opposed to alcohol-induced activity, which seems to drive a lot of what is going on in 44.

      My sense is that if Michele Smith takes the same approach as Tunney, things will only get worse than they have already gotten.

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    3. I don't understand all the alcohol-induced violent activity. When I was a young party animal, we went out, drank, danced, laughed, had fun, finished up the night at Denny's. Maybe we were a bit loud, but we were NEVER violent. We didn't fight, stab or rob people. I don't understand the mindset of the people who are committing these crimes.

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  7. Not to wish harm on anyone, yet it would be amusing to see the surprised look on the faces of these scumbags when they decide to randomly beat someone who is taking advantage of our state's conceal and carry law.

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  8. Quick question -- is carrying mace/pepper spray legal in IL?

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    1. You can use pepper spray OUTSIDE in Chicago for justifiable self-defense, but not inside any place that has more than 20 people in it according to City Ordinance.

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  9. You can not shoot someone because you got into a street fight. Your life must be in imminent danger for you to use deadly force. Too many people who don't know a thing about deadly force think it is justifiable to use deadly force if you get into a fist fight. No, you can't.

    (720 ILCS 5/7-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 7-1)
    Sec. 7-1. Use of force in defense of person.
    (a) A person is justified in the use of force against another when and to the extent that he reasonably believes that such conduct is necessary to defend himself or another against such other's imminent use of unlawful force. However, he is justified in the use of force which is intended or likely to cause death or great bodily harm only if he reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or another, or the commission of a forcible felony.

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