Monday, July 07, 2014

BUS STOPPED: Man Found With Loaded Handgun In Boystown, Cops Say

The bus stop in question.. No parking, baby. 
Image: TimeOut
It started off simple enough. It ended up being much more complex.

Members of the Chicago Police Department's 19th district entertainment detail saw a man sitting in a car that was illegally parked in a bus stop outside of Beatnix costume shop at Halsted and Roscoe around 11 o'clock Sunday night. They decided to have a chat with the driver.

Fisher-Burner
Image: Cook County Sheriff's Office
According to an officer's report, the man started sweating and "making quick movements," so they asked him to step out of the car and performed a routine pat-down.

That, officers alledge, is when they found a loaded handgun in the man's shorts.

Blake Fisher-Burner, 30, was charged today with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and pot possession. He is being held on $50,000 bond.

Police officers claim that  Fisher-Burner said he carried the loaded gun in his pocket to protect himself from gang members who operate near his mother's house.

CPD case HX334301.
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32 comments:

  1. It's a matter of time before there is shooting on Halsted. They are here selling dope already.

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    1. I've read this comment a couple of times now. How is a shooting on Halsted any worse than a shooting on Belmont (right where our alderman owns a business and has his office)? Has this all not been enough already?

      NEWS FLASH! We have gang wars happening in Lakeview, everyone. It's only going to get worse if nothing is done as is happening now. WAKE UP Alderman, Mayor and Media. Time to do your job!

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    2. They've been selling dope openly there since 2006 that I'm aware of. Supply and demand, supply and demand. Possibly he drank too many slushies while singing along to Mary Poppins earlier. Who knows?

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    3. The reason I made the comment about Halsted is because if it happend between Buckingham and Roscoe you can bet Sidetrack, Minibar and Roscoe owners could get more police. Becase it's a tourist destinaion.

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    4. I WOULD THINK THAT IF THE BAR OWNERS AT SIDETRACK, MINIBAR AND ROSCOE'S HAD THE POWER TO GET MORE POLICE THEY'D HAVE ALREADY DONE SO FOR THE COMPLETE MESS THAT IS HALSTED EVERY NIGHT LATE NIGHT ALREADY.
      JUST SEEMS AS IF WE KEEP MOVING THE GOAL-POST FURTHER AND FURTHER BACK.

      STOP! ENOUGH IS ALREADY ENOUGH!

      MY GUESS IS IF THERE'S A SHOOTING, THEY'LL DOWNPLAY IT OR JUST CALL IT GANG-RELATED AS IF THAT DOESN'T AFFECT US.

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    5. Your comment about "moving the goal-post further & further back" is spot on. And pretty darn unfortunate. Many of us on this blog have been wondering what it's gonna take to get the outrage, media attention, police back to safe staffing levels, etc. What will it take a murder? (We already had that...just ask Jacob's family.) Will it take shootings? (We've already had that, too.)

      Enough is enough. This blog is a GREAT start but we need to organize and do something about what is happening to our once great neighborhood. I am not an organizer, so I'm not sure what needs to be done. Hopefully we can collectively come up with ideas and follow thru. I want to save our neighborhood. I don't want to be chased out of the city and to the burbs. I think many of us feel the same way.

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  2. Satan Disciples? Fabulous! Where does his mother live? Where do I live??

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  3. How much do you want to bet he had no foid card, let alone a ccw permit, and after a slap on the wrist by the ccsa he'll be out "turning his life around".

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    1. your WRONG HE DID HAVE A FOID ! always somebody who thinks they know everything.

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    2. Hey clown, why wouldn't he believe that the offender didn't have a FOID?
      Most illegally armed offenders don't possess a FOID.
      And the original post didn't mention it. So lose your stinking attitude already.

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  4. I am sure he paid close attention to those trendy 'no firearms' signs around the city....

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  5. Hold on hold on, I'm one of the ones who constantly harps on how useless the entertainment team is. In this case there can be no complaints only praise. Great job officers!

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  6. Good job 019 officers!

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  7. There's always someone who YELLS!!!! no matter what.

    Good job 019! Bravo!

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  8. You REALLY think the CPD is going to do something that has been affecting other neighborhoods for years? Chicago made the national news again because of the number of shootings and you want to talk about tourism on Halsted? You really think those bars are going to get more police officers? Come on! Think not; especially when they are scaling back the number of officers in Lakeview for more than five years now.

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  9. Did anyone watch the pathetic news conference Rahmen Noodle Brain and McBeaArthur gave regarding the violence plaguing Chicago on July 7th? Of course, they are now blaming Springfield because they are inept to control anything here. Oh...Diane Sawyer had a piece on Chicago violence the same day. Well...at least we are making National!

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    1. Our fair city is known as Beirut by the Lake for a reason.

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  10. Great job to the entertainment team. One less gun on the street that could have caused a casualty

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  11. This'll get tossed out in court. No probable cause.

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    1. Holy cow! A completely misinformed and uninformed opinion has been posted on the internet. That's amazing!

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    2. Of course they had P.C.
      The occupied vehicle was illegally parked in a bus stop.
      Upon interviewing the driver, his behavior aroused the officers' suspicion based upon the officer's many years of training and experience as an Illinois peace officer.
      The officer's requested the driver to dismount his vehicle and conducted a pat down search for weapons for their own safety at which time they discovered a firearm in the waist ban of the man's shorts.
      Probable cause existed. Case closed. Of course thats not to say that he'll receive a meaningful sentence. Most unlikely. Why don't you go to court and report back?

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    3. parked in a bustop is more than probable . It doesn't take a whitney young student to know that

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  12. "Fisher-Burner said he carried the loaded gun in his pocket to protect himself from Satan Disciples gang members who operate near his mother's house."... whose home I'm betting is nowhere near Halsted & Roscoe.

    Also, openly selling dope since 2006? I will age-stamp myself and say, there's been dope-slinging all along Belmont, and straight up Halsted from Belmont to Addison & beyond, since the mid-90's, when I moved here. And probably before that! It's never been hard to score _____ around these parts. However, what IS newer is the brazenness, and escalating violence, of the crimes. THAT is what has me & mine poking around other 'hoods for safer quarter.

    Lastly, even if he did have a FOID, without the CCP, he's SOL. Hence, the sweating and quick movements.

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    1. I'm sure there have been drugs in Lakeview long before 2006 as per my comment. However, I did notice at that time, and since, they brazenly walk up and down the street chanting "Got some coke, I got some weed. I got some coke, got some weed....". And that one that sells "weekend goodies" within 7' of the "perfect" bar while they shoo smokers beyond the 15' line is a hoot. Never experienced that anywhere in Detroit. I don't do drugs but I do believe you have to go LOOK for them yourself there. A true sign of what that strip is, or has become. Best of luck.

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  13. What Chicago needs is a grant from the federal goverment. In the past other murder capital cities got grants to help. The time is now to hold our elected officials accountable. Rahm was Obama chief of staff he should be able to get a grant for more cops and if he can't he's worthless! Same goes r our #2 in the senate Mr. Durbin. Mr. Mayor and Senator Durbin what good are you if you can't get us more cops this crime ridden murder capital city of our?

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    1. That won't work because Rahm will simply send them to the South Side, and throw good money after bad.

      Their problem is they have no tactics for gangs, drugs, or any interest in felonies that aren't homicides. A state or federal seizure of the CPD away from the city is the only way to do it given the unlikelihood that Rahm will be defeated in 2015.

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    2. The single worst move McJersey did was to disband the citywide units and send them into the districts -- mainly south side. If they still existed, they could send mission teams up to 019 hot spots to deal with the bad guys. The number of cops will keep dwindling under Rahm. He has no intention of hiring more cops than needed to replace retirees.

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    3. Yes, send more $$$$. That's the answer!

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  14. He didn't have an FOID card or CCP. We may have strict gun laws but if there aren't any repercussions, what good are the laws? If there was a mandatory sentence of 10 yrs for being caught with an unregistered firearm people would think twice before pulling the trigger.

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    1. There are plenty of federal laws with mandatory 7-10 year sentences that these criminals violate every time. The problem is that they don't prosecute them under the federal laws but state laws which are more lax.

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    2. he DID have a foid card.

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  15. He had a FOID. Get your facts straight.

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