Saturday, May 30, 2015

THE DEFENDANT: Charged In Oakdale Murder, Man Was Trapped By Tenacious Cops, Unusual Yard, Limited CTA Service

Pitts (Chicago Police Department)
UPDATE 2:23PM MAY 31— Bail is denied for Pitts according to the Sun-Times' Sam Charles, who is in the courtroom.
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Kristopher Pitts, 22,  of the 1100 block of North Central Park in Humboldt Park, is charged with first degree murder and armed robbery in connection with this morning's shooting death of 25-year-old Kevin O'Malley in the 900 block of Oakdale.

Pitts' recent arrest record includes charges of aggravated assault and aggravated assault to a police officer.

Authorities have listed a Palos Park address for O'Malley, but CWB sources have told us that he was actually living in the 1300 block of Fletcher in Lakeview.

Expert Cops On The Hunt

A police officer found O'Malley on the ground next to the L tracks at 942 Oakdale around 2:06 this morning and called for an ambulance, believing that he had come across one of Lakeview's many weekend "downers"—people who find themselves passed out on the street after a night in local bars.

Within moments, though, the officer discovered the severity of O'Malley's wounds:
"33-Robert, emergency!"
"Go with your emergency."
"This male down is a person shot. Looks like 2 gunshot wounds to the chest. Pick it up!"
Seconds earlier, the gunman fled into a nearby alley and turned left into a long fenced-in yard. He was trapped.

Unlike most Chicago yards, this one did not offer a passage way to the main street, Sheffield Avenue. Running back out of the yard would expose Pitts to the cop who was already on-scene.

So, he dropped his gun in the yard at 2951 Sheffield, then ran as far north in the yards as he could go. There, he scaled a fence, climbed onto the roof of Pompei restaurant and then climbed up further onto the low-hanging southbound Wellington CTA platform.

But he was stuck once again.

The last Brown Line train of the night had pulled out of Wellington nearly an hour earlier. The front doors of the station were locked for the night.

Kevin O'Malley, left, is seen in this image from DNAInfo Chicago.
A 19th district officer searching the yards for a suspect found himself at the same dead end that Pitts had encountered moments earlier behind Pompei. The cop looked up and started climbing, following Pitts' trail and cornering him on the southbound Wellington platform.

Congratulations to our 19th district officers for their outstanding work under dangerous conditions.
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100 comments:

  1. Useless fucking thug, what a souless cold-blooded human being. Scares the shit out of me just looking at his picture. You can tell he has no regard for human life, and certainly has no remorse for what he did last night. Can't wait for that dick to enter the gates of hell for his welcome home party.

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    1. I second that!

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    2. You are going right along with him as you will be judged by the same measure you judge others. No one is good but God. In Adam all die. It is the mystery of Iniquity, when it all falls down.

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    3. Whatever^ Left to die on the sidewalk like trash. Hope the predetors where he's going treat him accordingly.

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    4. "You are going right along with him . . ."
      Because he "judged" him. As you just judged yourself. Yes please, let's not pass judgement on a murderer that would be so insensitive of us . .

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    5. I don't think many of us give a shit what Adam would have thought. This guy is a useless thug, 100% human debris.

      Let's hope this asshole doesn't have a judge as soft as the post above. If a judge let's this scum back on the streets, they need to be booted from their post.

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    6. Obviously you're someone related to the defendant because that's the dumbest thing I've heard in a long time

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    7. All of you should visit "HEYJACKASS.COM", guaranteed to open your eyes with the stats, well run, no money or email tags invilved.
      As far as Anonymous, enter the real World.
      Cook County doesn't have enough court time to judge them, how could he do the job and not have backlogs?

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  2. Thank you CPD, well done. The people who vandalize and terrorize this neighborhood don't appreciate you, but the people who live here do.

    And CWB, your reporting is first-rate, thanks to you as well. You make the establishment media in the city look like amateurs.

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  3. Scary to think that at this time last night, this piece of dog shit was slithering around on the streets (many of us have probably walked by him at different times while walking around), alleys and hideaways just waiting to pounce on victims. Can't imagine what even goes into the making of such a piece of shit.

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  4. What a contrast in people. One working to advance in life and relish in relationships. The other preying on anyone who could benefit him...heartless, soulless, lifeless. A collision course of paths where the good and innocent loses. Upside world.

    Thank you to the police officer who hotly pursued this suspect. You are my personal hero. Without this person being apprehended, I'm sure the pain would have been unimaginably more difficult for Kevin's family. Thank you so much! He looked like such a sweet guy.

    Blog people, you are my heroes, too. Exceptional reporting from moment one. So impressed with you.

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    1. CWB are really doing something to help[ the neighborhood! We all need to get involved.

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  5. Thanks for the great reporting. It would be interesting to know what the punishment (if any) was for his previous charges.

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    1. Most likely the usual slap on the wrist of "time served." Then he's released onto the public where he terrorizes and murders. Thanks a lot all you POS, worthless judges. We need to have a law that victims &/or their families can sue the worthless judges who release these vicious monsters onto the public. Surely they know that these savages will re-offend again, and again, and again..... It's no different than releasing anthrax in a public park.

      Thank you CWB and the CPD. You are my heroes.

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    2. ^^ We appreciate your thoughts and support, Anonymous, but we t happily pass the heroes sentiment in full to our officers.

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  6. Great reporting! And a "well done" and "thank you" to the CPD for getting this POS off of the streets. RIP Kevin. Thoughts and prayers for the O'Malley Family...

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  7. These are the types of shit that our brave police officers must face day after day, night after night, in order to protect us. Sure am thankful to have them protecting us.

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    1. Sadly, there are more savages and not enough police.

      My condolences go out to Kevin's family. Just isn't right that this POS is allowed to breath air while this fine young man is gone. RIP Kevin.

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  8. We are now left with a useless human being that will be nothing but a burden on society for the rest of his life (whether in jail or out continuing to kill or terrorize people) and the loss of a wonderful young gentleman that was doing everything right in life and could have done great things with the remainder of his life, in addition to just being a kind human being. Makes no sense.

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  9. I echo the support of all other readers in your reporting on this tragedy, CWB. Thanks for your hard work.

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  10. Makes me sick ... Sorry Kevin O'Malley u had a bright future ahead and than this disgusting monster with no life take yours!

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  11. Sad sad story. Hope all of you aholes who voted fro rahm and Tunney and their enabling ways of dealing with criminals are happy. This kind of stuff happens when the thugs are allowed to rule the streets.

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    1. I am wondering how many more murders it will take before people stop voting for Rahm, Tunney, Cappleman, Smith, and all the other WORTHLESS "leaders" who believe we have adequate police coverage and vote time and time again not to increase the police budge.

      Such a tragedy. That worthless POS certainly has a violent rap sheet many miles long, yet he's free to terrorize and MURDER hard working, tax paying, contributing members of society. I'm outraged and PISSED!!!!!

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    2. Unfortunately, Chuy would have been soft on crime also. Maybe even more so. Don't want to offend the folks that elected you!

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    3. Fioretti would have been tough on crime that's why he was destroyed by the progressive media.

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    4. Blaming the politicians has no credibility in my book. Even if we had someone else in office and had twice as many cops patrolling the streets, doesn't mean this homicide wouldn't have happened. We need to fix the problem instead of playing the blame game. The only reason he was caught was because trains on that platform were not in service. Blue and red line trains should run every 30 mins between midnight and 6am with officers stationed at the platforms. Quit blaming politicians. If you think you are still correct then please give me tomorrow winning lottery numbers since you can predict the future

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    5. ^ Agreed. They'll hoot and holler and praise the next one into office only to complain and whine the next 4 years. I don't know when these people in this state will realize those politicians could care less about the average Joe Schmoe.

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  12. Salad is good in moderationMay 30, 2015, 9:17:00 PM

    George Ryan's lasting legacy is that we can't execute monsters like this when they no longer deserve to live. The death penalty was meant for this asshole.

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    1. I completely agree but I say try working them to death first. Let them clean the most disgusting parts of city which they have ruined. Death is too easy. Cleaning 18-hours a day, everyday, till the day he dies would deter any criminal. Prison doesn't teach convicts a d@mn thing. They just watch tv all day

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  13. What is going on with this city? It has become a literal shithole. There is nothing about it anymore that is appealing. I just think of thugs, crime and corruption. It's not worth living here any longer. Even the scenery and weather match the ugliness of what Chicago has now become.

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    1. I'm starting to regret buying a condo here.

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    2. I'm already regretting buying a $600,000 business here last year. I mean, DAMN. This is a crock of shit. If I put my business on the market now, I probably wouldn't get 30% of what I paid for it, with all this lunacy in the neighborhood and thugs being given Carte Blanche to do as they please, when they please, to whom they please. RAHM, MCCARTHY, TUNNEY - hear this: you will ALL be held accountable for this boy's needless death Saturday morning. If not on this earth, then later on in the afterlife, you WILL be held accountable.

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  14. Excellent work by the first copper on the scene and in immediately working to successfully locating the offender and recovering the weapon.

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  15. I checked the Chicago MSM and nothing posted about the identity of the victim or murderer yet. I wonder if they ever will.

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  16. Thank God this beast is off the streets. May he rot ... Thank you VERY VERY much for this excellent, speedy capture to the CPD!. And God bless you, CWB, for being so diligent in tracking and reporting the latest developments of this horrible tragedy. Do you know who reported this, if anyone did call 911, or if it was the cop who just happened on the scene?

    It's heartbreaking to see that innocent, young face and imagine what the last moments of his life on earth were and the grief his parens and friends are feeling and will feel for a very, very long time. † RIP

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  17. Is anyone else really pissed off that the main news sources in Chicago keep insisting that the shooting occurred during a fight, intentionally misleading the public into thinking O'Malley had it coming to him? Is it a fight when you're fighting for your life during an armed robbery? Even the police charged Pitts (perfect name) with murder AND armed robbery. Why is the media intentionally misleading the public on this story? Anyone have a guess?

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    1. Exactly right.....O'Malley was in a fight for his life as he was being attacked and accosted. Chicago media as been very misleading in its reporting.

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    2. I believe the mayor puts pressure on the police department and aldermen to report that crime is down...and for some brain-dead reason, they comply. They, in turn, either put pressure on the media to report the same storyline to gain access to the mayor OR the media just repeats what the police tell them from moment one and continue with that storyline without even an ounce of investigation. No curiosity or depth whatsoever! And they are paid for this!

      Thank God we have CWB. I shutter to think where we would be without them.

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    3. We need a CWB bill board. Or at the very least, start papering the neighborhood with fliers, advertising the website. I tell everyone about this blog, and it's hard to believe just how many people have never heard of it and believe that our area is safe.

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    4. I had the same reaction-it was infuriating to watch

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    5. I've been thinking the same thing about the verbiage being used that they were in a "fight" when it was armed robbery. It angers me that the media is covering the story like this and like others mentioned they are finding clueless Lakeview citizens to comment on the state of affairs.

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    6. I no longer read the Trib or Sun Times or watch / listen to any of the other news outlets in Chicago. They are so obviously beholden to the mayor or to advertisers. I only read micro news blogs like this one and Everyblock now. Thank you CWB and to all others out there reporting news the way it should be reported.

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    7. I wondered the same. If it's how you are saying and as I was originally lead to believe that the victim was shouting after the thug took off with his property. He robbed him under the tracks knowing it would hard to hear a possible struggle. I think the thug randomly fired to scare the victim to be quiet but accidentally ended up hitting him. Karma

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    8. Twice? He had two holes in his chest!

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  18. The TV news media somehow manages to find the most clueless neighborhood residents to interview on camera. Not ONE of them ever says "Crime is on the rise and we don't have enough police." Instead, they always act surprised or shrug it off as "Life in the big city," then resume their cellphone tweeting.

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  19. He didn't have to kill that guy. He took his phone and whatever else he had on him. Why in the hell did he do this. Just senseless. I am sorry for what the victims parents has to go through. I am tired of people hurting others for no reasons. I am sick of everyone being so politically correct and not addressing the real issues. We are all human beings and no one is more important than the next person. I am just tired of seeing and hearing about senseless things like this.

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    1. A friend of mine was a life long friend of Kevin O'Malley and was with him last night just before this tragic event occurred. Many of his close friends were together....then tragedy. Today he has been at the O'Malley home in Palos Park and describes the day as "gut-wrenching"

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  20. My condolences to the O'Malley family. Crime in this neighborhood has been out of control for awhile now. I had my car broken into and a friend had her car stolen in broad daylight on same street. In addition, there are tazings, pepper spray attacks, and numerous other strong armed robberies which go unreported by local TV. Only when a pos who should still be in jail robs and kills a guy will the media report on it. And the media will still misreport facts.
    Rahm and Tunney should be ashamed. They both know the crime problem in this area and the city in general.

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  21. Next up will no doubt be this piece of shit's piece of shit mother wailing about how he was an "honor student" and a "good boy" and "just tryin' to turn his life around."

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    1. Believe it or not, he *did* go to a charter high school.

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    2. Which one?

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    3. Rowe-Clark Math & Science Academy

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    4. Just saw his wife on ABC crying saying "this isn't him" (yet, he's been charged with other violent crimes), followed by his brother who looked high as all get out saying "they ain't got no evidence". Typical. Just typical.

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    5. Good call, but it wasn't his mom. It was his wife.

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    6. The school is a joke from my point of view. If his family ends up saying things like this then let's see his grades.

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    7. "Just saw his wife on ABC crying saying "this isn't him" (yet, he's been charged with other violent crimes), followed by his brother who looked high as all get out saying "they ain't got no evidence". Typical. Just typical."
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      I hear ya.

      So question to the wife: If it wasn't him, then where WAS your husband in the wee hours of Saturday morning? Was he at home, sleeping next to you? No?? Was he working midnights at his job? No?? Then where was this fine family man? What was he doing out at 2:00am?

      This woman knows exactly who and what she married. Certainly he has no job to speak of and "provides" for his family by robbing others of their money & possessions. She knows he's a POS criminal, yet she still married him and brought three children into the world with this vicious POS.

      These poor kids have absolutely no future.

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  22. Is it possible to find more information on his arrest history? Just curious if some local judge gave him a slap on the wrist lately. Also doubt he's only been arrested twice.

    Great work on this story. This place is the only one actually covering it in detail. The mainstream outlets didn't even mention a suspect in custody until this evening while you had it last night.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. We'll be pulling his full adult history Monday.

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  23. Looking at those cheekbones in his PD mugshot, I bet he's been one of those "men dressed as women" in the neighborhood lately.

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  24. Got an e-mail blast from Tom Tunney yesterday. It says " This senseless act of violence cannot be ignored. I am pushing for increased police resources to our community, including from area and citywide units, to ensure that our residents and visitors are safe walking our streets at all hours of the day". WOW ! And you were one of those who voted for no increase in police officers.

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    1. It's a total shame we ended up with this loser alderman for another four years. He should stick to schilling his mediocre and generic breakfast to everyone who doesn't know there are better and more unique breakfast options in this area than Ann Sather.

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    2. Tunney isn't going to do shit about this.

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  25. Sickening and heartbreaking to read this. How to prevent the next one, when the cops won't actively police these scumbags? Concealed carry and be prepared to use it whenever legally justified. Cockroaches figure out where not to go after they see a couple buddies exterminated. If you're not prepared to battle to death, give up whatever you got and walk away alive. It's a changed game in our neighborhood now.

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    1. "How to prevent the next one, when the cops won't actively police these scumbags?" WTF are you talking about?!

      I don't know one police officer who doesn't welcome the chance to put these mutts in handcuffs and lock-up. Perhaps you're confusing police officers with Assistant State's Attys and our worthless judges in Cook County.

      Did you miss the fact that this POS has been arrested for attacking a police officer.

      Do yourself a favor, get informed before you go to your mom's basement and start posting. Dumbass.

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  26. I can't be more grateful to CWB for your thorough reporting on this horrible tragedy. My partner and I live 3 blocks away from where this occurred and, as usual, the news media has been quick to sweep this under the rug, as they tend to do with many criminal acts committed in certain areas of the North Side. R.I.P. to Mr. O'Mally, who by all accounts was a stand-up guy just starting to make his way in the world. My prayers and condolences to his loved ones and friends.

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  27. Well done CPD and CWB on your excellent reporting! I had to search for this story in the lamestream media (Trib)! I went to breaking news then had to scrolllllllllllll down until I finally found it!

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  28. A productive citizen was taken out by a lurking violent predator. Who will be next?How long will this insanity continue?I salute the police for their great work and CWB for having the integrity to report the truth. Rare indeed does the disingenuous media report honestly. The media and politicians are more concerned with political correctness and suppressing what is really happening on the streets.

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    1. "The media and politicians are more concerned with political correctness and suppressing what is really happening on the streets."

      And so are at least 50% of the entire US population. It's a rough road ahead...

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  29. I walked this same route to go back to my apartment about 30 mins after this occurred. I saw the police perimeter, and after reading this article, which provides such detail, it really shook me up. This could have been me EASILY.

    I will no longer walk home alone so late.

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  30. He was my sons best friend, and he will be missed. He is from a great family. Great job CPD! This great effort will be hid. They earn every penny. This world class piece of shit should be vaporized. Kevin did everything right. He worked hard in school and became a CPA at a young age. He had a great life ahead until this dung heap decided to end his life. I grew up on the south side, and remember Chicago when it was a little different. I still live in the city, but my love for Chicago has taken a big hit with this senseless act. Rot in hell Kristopher.

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    1. Agreed! I hope this human garbage rots in hell.

      I also hope this murder of a promising young man might be a catalyst for renewed community efforts to hold our awful mayor and this worthless empty suit of an alderman accountable for the continuing assault on residents by criminals coming here specifically to attack us. Is enough finally enough?

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  31. could have been any of us, really.

    I'm a single woman who often arrives home very late after dates/nights with my friends. I always take Uber or a cab home and always have the driver watch as I go inside. But I also have a dog that must be taken out late at night. I was outside with my little dog just a few blocks north of here when this happened. Of course, I always look over my shoulders/make him go as quickly as possible/close the vestibule door immediately after I pass through but....I'm not so naive and foolish that this sort of thing could not happen to me.

    I am so very sorry this happened. Kevin's family and friends have many hugs and condolences from me. From his picture alone, I can say he was a beautiful young man. Know that strangers are thinking of you.

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  32. A human pestilence.

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  33. Absolutely fantastic police work, and CWB, this neighborhood would be lost without you.

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  34. My heart goes out to the family, god bless you ! Secondly, thank you 19th district police, you're very very appreciated! Instead of videotaping these guys , support them and give them your thanks! They are human and despite whatever you think of them, they have the hardest job ever! Stop scrutinizing !!!! Everyone hates them until they need them ! Ask yourself, Where would we be without them !!!!

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    1. Outstanding work by the CPD......they are underappreciated!

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    2. I don't hate the CPD! I never wanted a reduction in officers and detectives. My opinion is we need more officers working our neighborhood now to make our streets safer like they were before Rahm's cuts and Tunney's Center. Thank you to the District 19 CPD. Let's hope this brings back the 25% of the force our community lost.

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    3. How dare anyone can be such ignorant trash as to post "Everyone hates them..."
      I have never hated the police and I don't know anyone who does. Any person who says that is an ignorant fool who we don't need as a neighbor.

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  35. He was already out on bond for assaulting a cop.

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    1. Always major lapses in our local justice system seem to occur. Can you imagine assaulting a copper? carrying an illegal gun? Two things that have never nor could ever occur in most peoples lives. If I ever did either of this and lived to tell about it I would have assumed many many years in jail. Not in Chicago. Hit a cop or carry a gun seem to be treated like misdemeanors. And guess what, the SCUM elevates, gets worse and innocent people suffer.

      All of our Illinois politicians are so busy getting rich that they could care less about what seems to me one of the most important roles of government, the administration of law and order.

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  36. Bravo to the police for capturing this thug! I really feel bad for the good cops out there. I can't imagine what they must go through everyday especially in this racially divided climate we're currently in. They risk their lives and I'm very grateful to them all.

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  37. As readers we owe it to the family to post. Every one should leave a comment.

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  38. Justice for Kevin!

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  39. Kristopher Pitts..you are the pits and may you rot in hell! May you be shown the same type of mercy you gave Kevin.

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  40. Do we have to live with fear and apprehension of becoming the next crime victim?Will our lives be filled with constant worry, tension for our safety and for those we care for?I resent having to always be on the look out.I am a life long Chicago resident. If I can dump my condo , I'm gone, even if I can't, I'm leaving. It is just not worth living like this any longer.

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  41. CPD on the job, risking their lives for us 24/7. Imagine the P.O. who apprehended the suspect, could have been murder victim #2. What a heroic law enforcement officer you are. Truly humbling to think of your bravery. And all of the rest of you who worked this crime scene, words are not enough to express our gratitude.

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  42. " Instead of videotaping these guys , support them and give them your thanks! They are human and despite whatever you think of them..."
    What? I don't understand this statement. We support the police in this neighborhood. Bring us more police. I have actually thanked Cops walking the beat. I also ask them to tell their bosses we want to see them more often. Thank a Cop and call BS on this poster saying we hate Cops. I D 10 T!

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  43. This is really terrifying -- muggings are one thing (and a terribly scary thing at that) but this is a family's living nightmare. I feel horrible for the victim's family for their totally unexplainable loss -- This story has been haunting me since I found out about it. I can't image the terror of the victim as he lay dying. Just awful. If only the perp had fried himself on the third rail after climbing into the CTA station.

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  44. His relatives are ALREADY on TV news defending this piece of crap. Let them burn in Hell along with this creature as well.

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  45. It takes a special person to want and become a police officer.To serve and protect for a mere wage of putting your life on the line for others.My hats off to you all security,police and especially the C.P.D

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  46. A tragedy has struck our neighborhood. We knew it was coming. The sentiments to the family and friends of O'Malley are sincere, as is the gratitude to CPD and CWB. We're all together in this.
    But sitting here posting comments is the equivalent of hitting the LIKE button.
    Until I/YOU/WE get really pissed and start showing up in front of Tunney's office, Rahm's home, the media, City Hall, wherever, in a show of force and solidarity of the residents, little will be done. As good as CWB is at providing a valuable service, it's still an echo chamber.

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    1. The only time I would go to Rahm's home is if I wanted to find 6 cops.

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  47. Deepest condolences to the O'Malley family & friends.

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  48. Please sign the petition. It's a start. http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/return-164-police-officers

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  49. This is my first time on this website and I just want to say wow, I'm actually in shock at not a single negative comment towards the police. I've been CPD and in the military. I don't want to give details because I'm worried about being investigated. I have only worked in the really fast areas since being on the job and have gone to war for this country. I still do my job and still serve (part time) in the military. I was detailed to work the pride parade last year and vividly recall how amazingly kind and supportive of the police and military the people were. We got a guy with a taser (UUW) and only one person (white guy, of course) yelled at us that we were harassing the man because of his skin color. Well, no sir, we responded to a citizen's complaint that he brandished it. However, street explanations often get us into trouble and cause more drama. I attended pride once years ago and then working last year and I have to say I really love the gay community.

    With that said, I'm at a point of wanting to slow down. I still go running to shots fired, person shot, robbery in progress calls, etc. However, people hate us, video us (any time you have to go hands on it will never look good nor does the camera capture all the various and minute verbal and physical cues an officer has to react to). I had my finger fractured/stitches as a homicide offender twisted my hand and went to punch me. The whole time he responds to my commands of "stop resisting" with "I'm not resisting!" A crowd gathered with phone cameras rolling, yelling at me to "leave him alone, let him go!" He was definitely resisting still! We always have guns on our hips and our job is not to fight! I was alone and thankfully won the fight, placed him in cuffs, went to the hospital and found out later he previously shot and killed someone. Similar situations happen every day in Chicago as well as in my not-so-long career. To then be portrayed as a whole as fat, lazy, dumb, brutish, too aggressive, not aggressive enough, overbearing, privileged, etc. just gets old.

    I just don't see the point in risking my job, life, health and mental well-being for this city or country. I've heard nothing but bad about the military during my undergrad and have had people literally trash me while in uniform while minding my own business in the rare instance I've been in the more normal, liberal neighborhoods. I feel more shame in wearing my uniforms. I figure I'll continue working but the first bogus lawsuit or complaint that I lose will mark my last day of doing anything other than answering the radio very slowly and cautiously. I fully understand the dog ass cops now (aka "lazy cops").

    I could go on ad nauseam with stories but really my intent was to convey how refreshing it was to read these comments. I really hope the crime in Boystown slows down and no innocent people are further victimized or have to live in fear but that is a childish hope. Police can't be the police anymore, the criminals know it and exploit it.

    Also, I'm really sorry for this young man's family. I've seen quite a few robberies gone wrong. It's just so senseless. My prayers are with his family.

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    1. Thank you for your years of service to Chicago and our nation. Thank you, too, for taking the time to share your first-hand, detailed experiences. Your work is appreciated.

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    2. Most people around here really do appreciate the police. Thank you for your service.

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    3. Thank you for your service. I feel bad for what you guys and gals have to go through with all the Police hating in this country.

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  50. It is also time to pressure the cell phone cos into establishing a database of Stolen phones that cannot be activated EVER again. That would remove the incentive for thugs like this to commit crimes involving cell phones. If we take away the cash incentive from selling stolen phones it may help reduce the number of times this happens… you can't tell me that the cellular cos don't have the technology and profits to track and require the meid # to activate a phone. if reported stolen it be comes useless.

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  51. Law abiding citizens appreciate our law enforcement. Criminals do not. Remember that lakeview is an area full of law abiding citizens and we do appreciate you.

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