Wednesday, October 22, 2014

UNCHARITABLE: 3 vs. 1 Robbery Follows Night MInistry Event In Boystown

A three-on-one robbery beat down was reported outside Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church near Belmont and Halsted at 9:15 last night. The victim and his three attackers had all just attended the Night Ministry's mobile Youth Outreach program at the nearby MB Financial Bank parking lot, police said.

According to the victim, the male offenders' descriptions are:

1) black, short. He left with the victim's red bag.
2) black, wearing a black vest and a cap with a ball on top. May go by the name "JJ"
3) black, bad teeth, wearing all black. May go by the name "Black Chris."

Around 11:45PM, the victim saw his three attackers again near the Walgreens at Belmont and Broadway. Cops arrested one of them moments later at Belmont and Clark.

CPD case HX476960.
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10 comments:

  1. It's good news when they turn on their own.

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  2. The Night Ministry's slogan should be "We Keep Gangbangers Well Fed"

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  3. Again, someone needs to forward this to the Bank, both the branch manager and regional and corporate HQs and let them know their product is now associated with beat downs.

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    1. Someone? Do you not have email access?

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    2. The bank manager(s) have been made aware of the situation multiple times over the past couple years. They will not do anything about it. The Night Ministry gives meals and exchanges needles not for people of Lakeview, mostly for people outside of the neighborhood. Why would they not come? Its a free meal and a chance to hang out and dance and use the surrounding businesses for bathroom breaks. This has been going on for years and nothing is going to change. I do not see why this is not moved to the front of the police station. Oh wait i know why because the cops don't want to deal with them either...

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    3. As a former volunteer of The Night Ministry, I can tell you there is no needle exchange provided.

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  4. get off their dicks dude. Center On Halsted is the real problem.

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    1. There is plenty of responsibility to be shared. Notice we say responsibility and not blame? The agencies (all of them) need to step up and ensure that their relationship with the police in real situations reflects the hooey they preach when they're in the spotlight.

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  5. All I see is finger pointing twards the youth. Not all of them are bad kids. They are just always looked at and discriminated against because they are black kids. Just because a few of them messed up doesn't give anyone the rite to screw over the good ones that are at least trying let alone struggling to get of the streets into a better life.

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    1. Nope. Not blaming "the youth." We're reporting allegations made in court. The "problem" with most local service agencies is not the bulk of their clients. It's the agencies' refusal to assist the police and neighbors in weeding out bad seeds who are here for the wrong reasons.

      Housing violent offenders among at-risk kids is something everyone should be concerned about—including the at-risk kids.

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