Friday, June 13, 2014

LINCOLN PARK MYSTERY: Man Found Stabbed On Clark

The victim was found along the gutter outside of
this entrance to Best Buy on Clark Street, according to a witness.
Few details have emerged after a man was found stabbed in the street outside of the Lincoln Park Best Buy store, 2560 N. Clark, around 4 o'clock this morning.

An unknown passer-by called 911 at that time to report a man down and bleeding in the street. The man was initially believed to have suffered injuries in a fall or other accident, but paramedics quickly discovered the nature of his wounds.

The victim has been unable to tell investigators anything about what happened on Clark Street. Detectives are reviewing surveillance video from nearby businesses.

An email distributed by a resident who cites 19th district CAPS Sgt. Jason Clark said the victim is 19 years old and suffered lacerations and at least one stab wound to his chest.

Recorded as an aggravated battery with a knife in CPD case HX301333.
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20 comments:

  1. Oooph .. that sounds horrible. Pray he's OK. So we don't know yet if it was a robbery or random evil ...

    On another front, not nearly a techy able to understand the ramifications of this or if it even involves the crime arena, but perhaps one of you techy types could describe if and how you think it might impact local police practices here;

    U.S. pushing local cops to stay mum on cellular surveillance

    http://politics.suntimes.com/article/washington/us-pushing-local-cops-stay-mum-cellular-surveillance/thu-06122014-137pm

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  2. And who will be the first to note the proximity of this to a local SRO and try to place the blame on a resident.

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    1. Love you, CWB.

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    2. The SRO has been there a whole lot longer than the Best Buy. That's a pretty big stretch to start blaming the rent-paying residents of one particular building without one iota of incriminating evidence when there is so much rampant crime in the area to begin with. Why don't you just issue your own 'Wanted' notice for a poor black man, possibly physically handicapped, with substance abuse problems, perhaps mental health issues as well, and who receives some type of governmental financial support and last seen with a bottle of wine in a brown paper bag as he was begging for money. Perhaps you should wait a bit longer before playing your cards of bias, prejudice, fear, and ignorance. Because your reply is about the most ignorant one ever posted on CWB.

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    3. We had the impression that the poster was ~expecting~ people to come out of the woodwork to blame the SROs. They were expecting to be able to call people a bunch of "ists" and cite "isms." But guess what? It didn't happen, as it rarely does.

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    4. Am I a racist for instantly thinking about the dreadlocked white dude who escaped from the hospital and is known to hang out in that area? Racist? Or deductive reasoning? People need to chill with their righteousness, the SRO is also a good guess, as is the reported band of Hispanic kids who have battered people in the area it the last month or so...

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    5. I immediately thought of the dread-locked guy, too, who it has been said may live there. At last notice, he was threatening people with a bat, right? Or was he "merely" knocking out car windows with it? Did he have a knife, too, or was that someone else? Who can keep track around here anymore?
      I don't consider myself an "ist", but call me what you may, if you must.
      I do wonder if the victim was involved in a fight or was truly an unsuspecting victim just minding his own business.

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    6. One has to ask why a 19 yr old was out at 4AM. I know I know - he's an adult, he also may have been working a night shift somewhere, but there are few other reasons to be out at that hour. I personally get up at 5AM, but that's only because I am a yuppie on the way to the gym before work.

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    7. It could be the opposite of what most are thinking --- the 'victim' may have been out and about looking for his own 'victims' when he either got in a fight with other predators OR a local resident defended themselves with a knife (as no one seems to be getting conceal/carry permits and handguns for defense in our neighborhood)

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    8. Is the deed-locked guy still on the loose after escaping from the hospital? I assumed he'd have been caught within hours.

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    9. Caught for what? Escaping from treatment from the hospital? Is that a crime?

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    10. Throwing hot coffee in a Walgreens employee's face is. So is smashing car windows with a baseball bat. Those are just two of the things that led to that gentleman's admission.

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    11. I understand, but he was admitted not in custody, there is a difference. Also remember state of mind is an element to a crime. If he was crazy no charges can be brought. If he escapes from the hospital that's a hospital issue not a police

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    12. So, he's free to roam about and do as his mind pleases without intervention? Got it.

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  3. Luckily Daddy Rahm is focused like a laser on the issue…..of Trump putting a sign on his own building.

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    1. Mayors work on many issues at the same time.

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    2. He sure does:
      - whining about Donald Trump,
      - continual management of retaliation maneuvers via health and building inspections against businesses complaining about crime,
      - censoring the press, the media,
      - altering crime data,
      - lying to CNN about crime...

      It takes a lot of work to run Chicago everyday.

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  4. Jacob's case still has not been classified as a murder and we are no longer hearing anything about it. I'll bet the CPD is waiting until after the Pride fiasco to dump this case into the never-never land file. This is outrageous! Can't anything be done?

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