Tuesday, August 26, 2014

BRO-TASTIC!: The Suburban Men Who "Ain't Afraid To Fight Girls" And Other Recent Allegations

Cook County Criminal Court filings against some recent arrestees in Wrigleyville and Boystown:

• Nicholas Marzano of Aurora headed to Wrigleyville on his 21st birthday, August 14. The night ended with Marzano and 22-year-old Kyle Limanowski of Naperville being arrested for battery. According to court filings, the “highly intoxicated” men got into a verbal altercation with
Michelle (a/k/a Maurice) Cain (Cook Co Sheriff's Office)
a 23-year-old Lake Zurich woman in the 3700 block of Clark Street. At some point, Marzano and Limanowski allegedly grabbed the woman as Marzano warned, “we ain’t afraid to fight girls.”

• Michelle (a/k/a Maurice) Cain, 23, has been charged with battery, aggravated assault to a police officer, and resisting police in connection with a wild scene outside of the Belmont L station on August 13. Police arrested Cain after a victim accused him of punching a man in the mouth and biting him on the right arm. As officers loaded Cain into a paddy wagon, court papers say, he “started kicking and flailing [his] arms wildly” at police. Bail is set at $5,000.

• Jessica I. Boyd, 26, is charged with theft after allegedly stealing a man’s wallet while he boogied on the dance floor at Hydrate nightclub on August 17. Boyd  “attempted to flee Hydrate…and was detained” by North Halsted security officers, court papers say, adding “a custodial search” by arriving police officers “revealed [Boyd] to have in her possession the victim’s wallet.”

• 19-year-old Edgar Roman pleaded guilty on August 14 to one count of robbery and was sentenced to 2 years probation and 12 days in the Cook County Jail. The charges stemmed from a January 19, 2013, strong arm robbery on the sidewalk at School and Seminary.
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25 comments:

  1. You've got your pronouns a bit messed up. If someone identifies as a female, it's standard journalistic practice to refer to that individual as "she". Yes, even if she's a criminal. Yes, even if she was born a male.

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    1. We do not know how that person self-identifies.

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    2. Further reading: "AP editors’ note on Manning"

      http://blog.ap.org/2013/08/22/ap-editors-note-on-manning/

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    3. A final note: The individual also has a recent arrest under the name "Maurice," so it would not be correct to assume that they gender-identify as female based only on the circumstances evident in the booking written about here.

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    4. I'm sooooo tired of the political correctness... If they have a thing thing they are a man, if they have a hoo hoo they are a lady...

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    5. I agree...sooooo friggin" p.c....where that gotten the neighborhood...they all come under the heading of "criminal"...end of story

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    6. Well done to the author for having their Ts crossed on this one.

      Typical Politically Correct jerk commenter. Assuming the worst about the author. Glad you were called out on that one.

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    7. Agreed! This blog isn't afraid to tell it like it is, and we shouldn't either. Look where friggin' PC has gotten us -- more lenient judges, more thugs taking over our neighborhood, more tax-funded shelters hiding hardened criminals. The only way we can take back Lakeview is to speak up and take action -- the wussy politicians won't do it!

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  2. Could we please get the judges name in the Edgar roman sentencing? Even first offense, short probation feels insufficient. I'd like to not vote for them next election cycle.

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    1. Sure. We will look it up on our next trip to the courthouse.

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    2. Just vote NO on ALL the judges!!!

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  3. If you're not sure why not just say "they" instead of "he" or "she". I've been reading this blog long enough to know you get a little kick out of calling the trans woman who get arrested men. Who would it harm to just stop doing that? So far it seems like you have more people requesting you look into that issue than not.

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    1. Well, you're wrong. We don't get a kick out of it. The Associated Press is the gold standard when it comes to journalistic style and formatting.

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    2. Interestingly, the story immediately before this post includes a report about two people who are identified as transgender in court documents. Cain is not so identified.

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    3. That's pretty rude. To my mind, the CWB author has been very scrupulous not to take the low road sometimes found in the comments and is conscious of the best practices in referring to gender. Keep it up, CWB.

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  4. The last bullet point is most disturbing. You can commit a strong arm robbery and get away with a few nights in jail and probation. No wonder so many robberies take place. There isn't any real punishment behind it.

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    1. I was thinking the same thing. Not 100% sure what a strong arm robbery is, but it sounds pretty serious. And he only gets probation??

      Judges that dish out "slaps on the wrists" are sending a message to the criminals, that they can do whatever the hell they want w/o repercussions.

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    2. Robberies are either "armed" or "strong-arm."
      Armed robberies are pretty self-explanatory - committed while the robber was armed with a weapon or with something that can be used as a weapon. A strong-arm robbery is committed without an actual weapon but through the use of force or the threat of force.

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  5. I thought the same thing, Anonymous. Doesn't strong armed robbery mean they might have used a gun, knife, bat, brass knuckles or "just" punched and kicked you to rob you of you possessions?

    How does this only merit probation and 12 nights in jail?? Who is this judge?????

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    1. I believe a strong armed robbery is when force is used but no weapon. Or when a threat is used to acquire something. So it could be someone who shoved the person to the ground and took it or it could be someone who just threatened to hurt the person if they didn't give them the items. Either way it is not someone who should be let out with a slap on the wrist. I guarantee we'll hear this name again, hopefully he doesn't become more violent.

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  6. Please use the pronoun that references the suspect's biological gender. For people who have to be out late at night, knowing exactly who has been acting up lately is of the utmost importance. If you tell people that women are committing muggings, people are going to look for women, not the transgendered.

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    1. Agreed. Cut the bullshit whether you aspire to be an AP journalist or not.

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  7. You do not need to know which judge it was, VOTE NO on all the judges.

    And tell your friends to do the same!

    There will not be changes until the judges (and the politicians) understand they can be replaced..

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    1. I always vote against the judges. They work for us, and they suck at their job.

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