Sunday, November 02, 2014

Widespread Batteries Reported; "Hate Crime" Alleged In Boystown

UPDATE 4:38PM: In addition to the many beatings and batteries we detail below, the Windy City Times tonight reports that a man is claiming to have been punched in the face and had his phone stolen in an "apparent hate crime" in Boystown Friday night.

Few specifics regarding location (other than "a side street") are given in the WCT story. The allegation of "hate crime" apparently stems from the alleged attacker's use of the word "faggot" to get the victim's attention.
"I think that, the way all the politicians and police talk, they think crime around there is getting better," [the alleged victim] said. "But it's not—it's a lot worse."
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Good news: No successful robberies have crossed CWB's radar this weekend. Bad news: People got the crap beat out of them instead.

Friday

12:16AM — Man getting beat up on the street. Wellington & Racine.

1:45AM — Here’s a touch of irony. The Crib youth shelter, 835 Addison, wants to the police to help them get a disruptive man out of their facility. (Yet, when police want The Crib’s help getting a suspect to come out, the shelter refuses to assist. Interesting.)

3:24AM — DePaul public safety officers report that a guy who pointed a gun at them earlier is inside an apartment in the 2600 block of Wilton.


Saturday

12:43AM — Woman reports that “intoxicated people” just “threw a bunch of wood” on her car. Clark & Belmont.

12:55AM — 3 people fighting on the street. Halsted & Buckingham.

1:07AM — Angel says a bouncer just threw his boyfriend to the ground in the 3300 block of Halsted. Police cannot find Angel.

1:19AM — Angel has called back. “He doesn’t know where he is.” Police find him near Minibar.

1:23AM — Man says a complete stranger just walked up to him outside of Sluggers bar and punched him in the face for no reason.

1:31AM — Police request an ambulance at 3519 Clark for a man who got punched in the nose.

2:00AM — Arrest for battery at Deuces & The Diamond Club. That ties up 40% of the district’s “entertainment detail” for the rest of the night.

2:19AM — At Belmont and Greenview, a man got jumped by three offenders who fled in a white Jeep Cherokee. A friend pursues the Cherokee, apparently without success. Recorded as an aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon in case HX490319.

2:30AM — Mary was simply walking along in front of the Wrigleyville McDonalds when somebody hit her in the face.

2:36AM — Slightly north of the McDonalds, outside Hertz, there’s a “man dressed as a red demon smacking people” as they walk by.

4:56AM — Officers on patrol call for back-up after stumbling across a battery victim at Halsted and Melrose. One arrest in CPD case HX490398.

11:42PM — Fight reported inside Hydrate bar. Halsted & Cornelia.

Sunday

Girls.
1:37AM — Battery in progress at Roscoe and Halsted. Ambulance summoned for the female battery offender who—said to be “down bleeding on the ground"—apparently received some “batter” herself. She’s taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center with arresting officers as traveling companions. Case HX491662.

2:07AM — 2 callers report shots fired near Belmont and Racine. Officers find no signs of gunplay.

2:07AM — “If that [shots fired] hasn’t shaken these people up, there’s prostitutin’ and people having sex in a Silver Acura.” 1183 Belmont.

2:10AM — A bald white guy is reportedly walking westbound from Barry and Racine with blood pouring from his face.

2:27AM — Police go to Illinois Masonic and meet with a man who reports being severely beaten in the 500 block of Roscoe. Recorded as an aggravated battery with hands/feet/fists in CPD case HX491736.

2:59AM — “The caller says some men tried to rob his friends as they left the [Gerber] parking lot” at Halsted and Newport. “He does not want to see the police. He’s just letting you know.” The one “doing the robbing” is dressed entirely in red.
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30 comments:

  1. All of you partiers, please stay home and entertain at your own place. Until we get manpower restored here in 19, everybody please stay away from our entertainment districts.

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    1. I have been for 2.5 years now. Every vote counts.

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    2. Excellent advice. Thank you.

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  2. I bet the police were happy with the crappy weather Friday (Hallowe'en) night. It had to put a damper on the parade and extra-curricular activities. Instead of the usual men dressed as women it would've been zombies, ghosts and cowboys. Yee-haw!!

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  3. Well 1912R was a useless car last night. Don't think it was on it's beat once last night ??
    It's Uptown Yes, 1912 is a busy beat it needs a beat car on it's beat at night.

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    1. It was a female officer working alone, think she was just scared to be in Uptown working alone, so she kept going on traffic stops on Halsted and Belmont.

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    2. I'm confident she's a big gurl with a mouth to match and can handle herself well enough alone. Fucking please!

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  4. Don't worry. The holiday season is right around the corner and you'll soon be invited to many venues that will donate proceeds to your favorite "charities" to keep them up and running through the next year. Question these "feel good"y events.

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    1. Too bad more people can see through the do gooders bar owners that line their pockets in the name of charity. Maybe a certain place can raise money for Police or Security in the neighborhood instead of Equality IL.

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    2. Let's not forget all the fun that accompanies TBOX too.

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    3. I LOVE TBOX!!! DONT DRAG TBOX INTO THIS!!!

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    4. TBOX was much improved last December over the disastrous previous year. More organizations should learn to respond to public opinion like they did last year.

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  5. This was NOT a "hate crime". It was "just transient youth". Just ask your favorite slushie machine operator.

    Used to be bartenders gave good advice about the area rather than pushing political agendas to save their "bottom" lines.

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    1. okay, so next time i get my head cracked open i will comfort myself with the idea that it wasn't a hate crime but just some transient youths. that will make it hurt less, right?

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  6. This wasn't a damn hate crime. This was just another typical, everyday crime of opportunity that occurs throughout Boystown/Wrigleyville committed by criminal predators from distant parts of the city.

    To say that a crime is somehow more significant or damaging to society and is worthy of enhanced penalties because an offender may have uttered an naughty word is in itself a joke.

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    1. If using a slur during a robbery or battery is enough to meet hate crime status, we have a long list of incidents that are in need of an upgrade. It's quite common.

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  7. Any additional information about the guy with a gun at an apartment on the 2600 block of Wilton as reported by the DePaul Security?

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    1. There was a Cook County Sheriff's "mini-bus" on Wrightwood just west of Wilton today at about 12:50 p.m. and it looked like they were walking through to Wilton, I wondered if it was related (coming to arrest someone?). If DePaul officers saw him run into an apartment they must have followed up and figured out who it was or who was letting him hide out. If it wasn't related, I wonder what the Sheriff was doing there today - it was in front of the Barn, but didn't seem related to the Barn.

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    2. Thank You for the update. I hope you are right and they just didn't stop by for a barbecue sandwich.

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    3. The Sheriff's bus was not related to the gun call after all, may have been related to the election.

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    4. I heard that the person who pointed a gun at DePaul security and ran to Wilton was someone in costume and it was a prop gun.

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    5. "it was a prop gun." The as&hole is lucky someone with a real gun wasn't nearby. That would have been the end of him.

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  8. The "Crib" will continue this cat and mouse game as long as it receives funding. The people who run it are defending their money source and lucrative jobs .

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  9. The "Crib" will continue this cat and mouse game as long as it receives funding. The people who run it are defending their money source and lucrative jobs .

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  10. I am surprised certain bar owners let the Windy City Time publish we have crime on Halsted.

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    1. I was actually flattered myself. You know it's serious now and they're begging for help by any means necessary.

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  11. Incredible. The Windy City Times get a taste of the verbal portion of a typical Boystown robbery beat down and suddenly they're outraged. Sorry for the lack of concern extended to the other 500 people who have been victimized over the past two years. Maybe they should have issued transcripts. Ridiculous to the extreme.

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  12. This hate crime crap needs to get better definitions. People actually think because someone says "faggot" and then a battery occurs it's a hate crime??? Please read the statute, a hate crime would qualify IF the offender came up to a person and said "oh, you are a faggot, because of the fact you are a faggot I am going to beat on you." That would qualify as a hate crime - ie the crime would not have happened without that element of hatred.

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  13. There are already elements of animosity, aggression, dislike, and hatred (and probably racism, too) present in everyday predatory criminal behavior. To suggest that a specific offense becomes more serious because of verbal utterances is silly.
    If public officials were actually interested in taking a serious stance against crime, they would be publicly insisting that prosecutors charge offenses as the law allows for.
    For instance, an assault or a battery is elevated to an 'aggravated' status with enhanced penalties if the offense occurs on a public way (street, sidewalk, alley).
    But our prosecutors would never approve such felony charges even though the law allows for it.
    Hate crime charges are nothing but political correctness run amok.

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  14. Windy City Times has become irrelevant. Does anyone read that rag anymore? It's sole purpose for me is to line my bird cages.

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