Friday, October 17, 2014

TASTE OF HELMONT: NSFW Vid Shows Fight, Sizzling Stun Gun

The blue sparks of a stun gun are seen in this screen shot
from a video  recently posted to YouTube.
Update October 18: The video has been removed by its owner.
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New video on YouTube appears to show a fight outside the Belmont Red Line station early on the morning of September 28.

As CWB reported later that day:
12:32AM - Several reports of 15 people fighting outside of the Belmont Red Line station, heading east. One participant reportedly has a Taser. She is said to be running toward Halsted. A sergeant arrives and can't seem to locate any disturbance.
12:49AM - Officers find the victim from that dust-up on Belmont. She has not been tazed (although the offender did have a Tazer). On the other hand, she and at least one companion were pepper-sprayed during the incident. Ambulance summoned.
This video will not be winning any awards, but the sparks and sizzle of a stung gun are readily apparent around the 2 minute 20 second mark. Plus, this gives ordinary folk the opportunity to experience a little taste of what makes "Helmont" so special.
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13 comments:

  1. I think we should do what they do in San Francisco.....You pay to get on the train....and u pay to get off the train....the farther u go ....the more it will cost you...may stop some of these kids coming up from dan ryan/95th

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  2. Love the narration. Very informative.

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  3. That was tame compared to Clark street by Wrigley any weekend night. FYI - TBOX returns 12/13/14. The theme of TBOX 2014 is TBOX ZOO - The Place for Party Animals! - See more at: http://www.festaparties.com/buytickets/tbox-2014/#sthash.dnUmVyjA.dpuf

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    1. TBOX would not be all that bad, if the promoters required all participants to carry around their own barf bags, so it wouldn't end up on our sidewalks.

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    2. Just curious, doesn't the alderman have any say or authority in giving the thumbs up to events like this?

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    3. Stupid question. It's obvious the alderman doesn't care.

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    4. The streets are shining! It's raining. There will be no problems tonight.

      Everyone go out and have a great time (they don't like to get wet).

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  4. Not one of these people live in 019 District. All Southside A$$Holes!

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  5. 12:32AM is not late at night for many people like myself but especially not on a saturday night! These people are completely unafraid of police or anybody else. They know the citizenry will not confront them and that the police will only "disperse" them. And so we have what we have. People like me unwilling to risk being on the streets after dark unless absolutely necessary. This is no longer the neighborhood I used to love and walk around in at any hour of the day or night.

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  6. The video has been taken down. Any chance some grabbed it and its available somewhere else?

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    1. Well, that sucks. We have the video saved. We'll seek the owner's permission to repost. Thanks for the heads up, Kevin.

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  7. That's not a Taser, it's a stun gun. Tasers don't spark, they shoot a pair of small darts attached to the Taser with thin wires which carry the electricity.

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    1. Thank you! We are sticklers about some things and this will become a new one for us to keep an eye on. It's in the same category as pepper spray, tear gas, and Mace

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