Sunday, July 20, 2014

FOUND IT: Vehicle Carjacked In Lake View Recovered On South Side, Cops Say

Shaquille Rush
(Cook Co. Sheriff's Office)
The vehicle taken in a Lake View carjacking on the Fourth of July has been recovered in the South Side's Grand Crossing police district according to a source in the department. A man who was allegedly driving the vehicle is in custody.

Officers allege that Shaquille Rush fled from the stolen vehicle after crashing it into a tree at 6801 S. Wabash in the Park Manor neighborhood on July 6th.  He was quickly taken into custody, police say.

Rush, who lives in the Gresham neighborhood, has been charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle, resisting a police officer, and two traffic violations.

He has not been charged with the carjacking nor has he been identified as a participant in the carjacking. His bond is set at $5,000.

Tuesday will be Rush's 20th birthday.
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33 comments:

  1. I can’t comment enough how this blog is so right on target with accuracy and truth.  If only mainstream Chicago journalists could come even close in their reporting. My only wish that some comments wouldn’t belittle others. It counterproductive to take out frustration out on other posters, when we should be singling our efforts to fight whom actually deserve what these power and financial obsessed officials created with this current atmosphere that we live and play in. The mayor, our 3 local city aldermen, Cpd superintendent, BYC, and the COH.  After all, the majority of us on here all want the same thing: less crime, and less thugs. Is it so wrong that we want to walk freely at day or night without getting punched in our face, pistol whipped, robbed, raped in an area where most of us pay an enormous amount in property taxes, paying big rents, feed our families with money we earned, and wake up everyday to earn our keep without looking for handouts like most of indigent Non-Boystown resident COH patrons?  So why are communities who contribute the least to society, which leach off other good honest Chicago citizens, receive the most in police service, and we are receive the least? And why when someone speaks up, we are all immediately accused of prejudice of the sort? If me not liking being beaten and robbed in front of my own home, it is my proud prejudice against CRIME, period. People, I beg of you, look around, if no one speaks up, like this blog does daily, what are YOU doing to solve this wave of crime while we are being beaten and robbed over and over? There is absolutely no excuse why you can’t pick up that damn iPhone that’s glued to your ear, and send F---ING email, text, call to your elected officials and not request, but DEMAND more police officers be hired, assigned, whatever you call it. And for those who do this regularly, thank you for taking responsibility. Yes, it most likely will fall on deaf ears, but at least you can say in good conscious that you did something with your 5-minute effort, in addition to voting these arrogant officials out of office. The sad, sad, very sad truth is that another 100 or 1,000 cops won’t make much of an impact because the “Punishment” phase of the system is beyond broken. There is 100% NO FEAR of the consequences that criminals should have. In fact, these thugs laugh when recounting their robbery stories with their buddies about how you bled when they elbowed you in the nose and walked away like it was no big deal.  These mindless thugs have been arrested 20, 30, 100+ times in their “career”, do you believe that their next arrest will guide them to “see the light” and change their ways?  Nope. But until people like the governor, parole board, lenient judges, and correctional system forces these robbers, rapists, thieves, burglars, and murderers to serve REAL punishment with REAL time, no matter how many cops we have, won’t make much of a difference. But it’s a certainly a beginning! After all, didn’t we just pay some $200 buck city vehicle sticker for roads filled with potholes? Where’s the money going? At least the few hours that prisoners serve during the police-processing phase for an arrest, is a few hours they are away finding more prey. Only to be released another month to their court date which they either won’t show up for or if they do, it will be dismissed or receive supervision. This is where the outrage should be! Don’t let yourself become a victim, take ACTION now and question why crime is constantly dropping expressed at you’re neighborhood meetings, and look at the truth around you. And on this blog you’re reading these facts on that exhibits actual accurate, unbiased stats unlike others who have an agenda.

     

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    1. I'm sick of people being passive too and not speaking out. I have emailed the alderman 3-4 times in the last two weeks. In fact, one email of mine ended up so heated that I got a response from the 019 police commander himself. By heated I do not mean offending him to where to commander had to come after me haha. I called him out because his office wrote me back last week regarding a crime/street closure tactic that did not happen.

      Mr. Tunney needs to be exposed for what/who he really is. People in the ward who don't keep up with current events need to find out about his disservice somehow. Why can't we organize and protest outside of his office? Why don't we band together and distribute flyers and/or letters pointing out main points as to how he and our mayor have failed us? The flyers can be distributed and placed on resident's fences, doorsteps etc. Why not take to the streets on weekends in large groups on Belmont between Halsted and Sheffield to take a stand and show that the criminal behavior in this neighborhood will not be tolerated? It would be great to get at least 50 people to show up and fill the room, chairs and standing, at a CAPS meeting and bombard him with questions and vent disappointment. We need to take our community back. The answer should not be to up and leave. We don't deserve to be driven out of our once great neighborhood by criminals and our incompetent Alderman.

      The word needs to be spread. I'm not sure how to phrase this without sounding offensive but considering a significant amount of the population in the ward is part of the gay community or supports the community such as myself, I feel like blinders may be on because it's easier to vote for Tunney partly because he is part of the gay community. Again, I am not sure how to phrase that and don't want to offend anyone.

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    2. The whole COH thing is a problem, yes. After living in Lakeview East for 3 years then fleeing, I have a couple oof hints. 1) stop inviting your dealers into your neighborhood, go to them. 2) demand that your businesses control their people

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  2. The side effects of a Politically Correct Society is what you eloquently described in your post.

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  3. You are right on first writer!!! and TO the responder you are both on point. I have been to many CAPS meeting where the level of respect to the community from certain leaders of the 19th district is completely bull especially with their responses with "we will get back to you." Months later, response is still not given. That tells me that their leaders don't give a sh** and neither do they. Its time for the community to demand these questions answered. Especially the question, "Who do we hold responsible for turning our once great neighborhood into a dump?" My rent is way too high to be dealing with criminals like this on a daily basis. In 2 months it'll be a year we were promised more officers… where are they now? I couldn't say but I sure can tell you that the large amount of money that my check has handed out on a monthly basis to pay for these officers is still being withdrawal as if we have them. My instinct says its paying for Alderman's and Mayors lavished lifestyles but thats just me. Time to take a stand people. Can I get an AMEN!

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  4. Wow, $5,000 bond for a auto theft and fleeing the police? He can post $500 and walk out. These Judges seem to be getting even more lenient when the city is in chaos.

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    1. ...Criminal Trespass To Vehicle...

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    2. the jails are full and dart knows it.

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  5. i'm 65 and i have had it!!!! i'm willing to take to the streets at night to stop this garbage from coming in and taking control of our neighborhood. we need to stand together and if that means grouping every night for 12 hours to keep these sh*t heads out of our community then count me in.

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  6. My feeling is that most people are way more passive in person versus when they get the opportunity to write an angry, longwinded, and anonymous email.

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  7. Criminal trespass to vehicle is a misdemeanor. I don't know if the officers tried to pursue felony charges, but sometimes the state's attorney's office refuses to place felony charges. in those cases, it's Alvarez's office that is at fault, not the police.

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    1. Police Officers are NOT allowed to seek Felony charges! Police Officers MUST go through Detectives and beg the States Attorney fresh out of college to get a Felony approval!

      Crook County at its best!

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    2. The fault does not lie with Anita Alvarez but rather is the way the entire cfelony approval system operates.
      Not alvarez, not Devine, nor Ryan, nor Daley, not Ed Hanrahan or Bernie Carey. Or anyone else.
      Granted this isn't a big case but CPD may override the SAO felony approval unit.

      The bottom line is that residents of the metro counties that use felony review don't have the same legal options as other counties where laws are actually enforced as intended.

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    3. So what needs to be done in order for police to be able to charge felonies? Is it a procedure thing? A legal thing? Someone smarter than I care to help explain what is the roadblock?

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  8. I thought "criminal trespass to vehicle" would be catching a guy digging around in someones unlocked auto. He was driving. But I forget that Chicago is the only major city where the police must call the States Attorneys before pressing felony charges. Still, I have seen vagrants charged with "disorderly conduct" or "tresspassing on property" with $5,000 bonds. Keep up the good work, crimesinboystown.

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    1. A guy rummaging around a parked car is more like a burglary... Criminal trespass to vehicle is taking control of a vehicle with the keys or if you had prior permission to use the vehicle but that permission wore out. Possession of a stolen motor vehicle means you entered, hot wired the vehicle and drove off.

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  9. Here's the bottom line, folks: Chicago is broke...there is no money....there will be no more cops....the judicial system is overloaded and broke. For these and other social reasons (jobs, education, etc) a breakdown in civil society is occurring. Welcome to "The New Normal". Plan your moves accordingly.

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    1. no leadership. none

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    2. How do you fix being "broke"? There are two ways - 1) Raise your tax revenue, or 2) Cut your expenses. Seems to me the party that's been in charge of Chicago for years, and that also runs great cities like Detroit, constantly pushes for the former. Maybe it is time to try the latter and become fiscally responsible? You could always go back to the current system, but for many of us in other parts of the United States the voters in Chicago embody the definition of insanity.

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    3. Don't let the City or its leaders fool you. The City is not broke. There are, literally, a couple of billion (yes, billion with a "b") of dollars in the City's TIF funds.

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  10. If people would wake up from their Stockholm Syndrome and quit making excuses for dysfunctional behavior maybe things would change.

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    1. Agreed. Then pour some alcohol and drugs on it for a lil flavor.

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  11. While I am 100% behind all of the previous comments, let's get back to poor little Shaqquile. Now, the courts will say he "came from a bad background," and his mother will likely wail that "he was just turning his life around." He will ultimately receive the equivalent of a slap on the wrist ... and possibly even be directed to a resource such as, yep, you got it, the Center on Halsted, for "training" and "rehabilitation of work skills" and so on. See how "the system" is already set up for an epic failure? Bottom line, these thugs are given cirumstances wherein they may return to the neighborhood, and we all know what happens after that.

    I think it would be great to organize a well-planned, well-executed, well-purposed demonstration or rally right in front of Tunney's office. Ditto Rahm's office and/or home. I and others have pled relentlessly for mass numbers to show up at CAPS meetings, demand answers, don't take the lies and bullshit for responses ... and what happens? 10, 20, 30 at most will show. Following the shitstorm that was the parade and post-parade this past June, I thought SURELY 200+ people would show up. What happened? We were fed 20 minutes of horseshit statistics and then when the floor was opened to the public, the very speaker extolled the virtues of everyone and went on and on and on about how wonderful and smooth and delightful things were after the parade and into the night. WRONG!!! Things were not wonderful and smooth and delightful. Get your head out of the sand and LOOK at what the reality is. Ditto for those who live in the neighborhood and support Tunney solely for the reason that he is gay. I don't give a damn about sexual orientation when it comes to leadership, and this neighborhood sorely needs someone to take the reigns and lead, or else get the hell out of the way. Just because you can walk peacefully and unimpeded from Addison to Belmont along Halsted or Clark or Broadway on your way to/from work, or go to Nookie's for dinner or Five Guys for lunch, does not mean shit isn't happening. IT IS. WAKE UP.

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    1. I don't think the CoH offers the type of services to offenders that you are alluding to.

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  12. Why are police not allowed to seek felony charges?

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  13. Can we shut down the Red Line south of Cermak-Chinatown again?

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    1. You could. It wouldn't do much. The south end of the Red Line was closed last summer and our neighborhood had the worst year for robberies on record.

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  14. The City should use our mountain of slush funds (er, I mean T.I.F. funds) to build more prisons and hire/train more police. Compstat is worst idea ever: simply a political stunt to manipulate statistics and prevent CPD from doing their job which should be aggressive enforcement including charging felonies. Then the judicial system should get tough with sentencing. Has to be comprehensive strategy to get tough on crime.

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  15. What is the recommended practice if some thug tries to carjack you? Should you give up your car without resisting? Speed away? What if you have kids in the vehicle?

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  16. Has anyone thought about perhaps doing positive loitering?

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  17. Make these hacks undo that horrible merge 19/23 and bring back the resources they stole after all we are the ones paying for them. I am tired of the lies, CRIME IS NOT DOWN!!

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  18. To whomever suggested a rally or protesting.... Why not do it in front of Ann Sathers on a weekend morning as residents and visitors are trying to dine at Tiny Tim's restaurant? I mean, if these thugs have the right to stand on our sidewalks at 3am hooting and hollering at passerby and can loiter all night long, then certainly we can too. Oh, and while we are hanging out just outside of the restaurant, why not "educate" (potential) diners about the problems in our neighbourhood that the owner of the restaurant they are about to support? If the thugs can loiter around so can we, the only difference is we live in this neighbourhood and pay taxes here and have a right to be standing around in our neighbourhood. So why not step this up a notch and go after Tunney as he moonlights doing another job - one he probably does better than his elected job.

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    1. Or how about doing it in front of this guy's condo at Belmont and Sheffield? I live by him and just realized why he looked familiar.

      This from the Sun Times earlier this year: (David) Spielfogel is not only the mayor’s intellectual match — without the ego to go with it — he’s the brains and execution behind virtually every one of the mayor’s policy initiatives, from ethics reform and ride-sharing to petcoke and the drive to raise $50 million over five years for jobs, mentoring and recreation programs for at-risk kids.

      Emanuel rarely makes a move without consulting him.

      “Since David joined my campaign in its first few weeks, he’s helped me to shape city hall’s agenda on every major priority. Our first discussion in 2010 was about a range of ways to break from the past and move this city forward . . . Whether on the campaign, or running my transition team, or now in city hall, I have come to value David’s opinions, insight, advice and focus,” Emanuel said via e-mail.

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