Sunday, June 28, 2015

BOYSTOWN: 4 Arrests, Multiple Beatings As Parade Day Begins

Send up the Bat-signal.

If last night is any indication of what lies ahead for Pride Sunday, we'd better stock up on Red Bull.

Several people were beaten, a stabbing victim was found on the street, and reports of civilians playing with Tazers were widespread as Boystown prepared for today's parade.

Here's the run-down:

8:45PM - "A group of transgenders playing with Tasers" at the 7-Eleven. Roscoe & Halsted.

9:45PM — "A transgender with a long wig" playing with a Taser on the stoop of an insurance company near Scarlet Bar. 3300 block of Halsted.

11:03PM — This doesn't seem like a great idea, but what do we know? The 19th district "entertainment detail" units that are usually assigned to Halsted Street and Belmont Avenue have the night off. A pared-down entertainment detail will cover those areas as well as Wriglevyille.

12:35AM— Concerned neighbor in the 800 block of Roscoe reports a group of people in the alley "causing a ruckus. They're urinatin' and snorting'."

12:42AM — Man beaten unconscious. He's still breathing, though, so that's good. Halsted & Brompton. The man is transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

12:57AM — Back at Halsted and Brompton, a flood of calls is reporting a large man beating a smaller man, apparently after a minor traffic accident. The fight grows and two arrests are made.

1:05AM — Woman hit by a car in front of Ann Sather, 907 Belmont.

1:27AM — Three men in a gray Hyundai are drinking and playing with a Taser in front of D.S. Tequila, 3352 N. Halsted.

1:38AM — Officers report "1,000 people" on Halsted Street.

2:45AM — 25 to 30 people are outside of Steamworks bath house, harassing the people inside and blocking the entrance.

3:04AM — One arrest for stealing wallets at Progress bar. Halsted and Roscoe.

4:00AM — Sergeant reports a sizable disturbance at Belmont and Sheffield.

4:17AM — Woman arrested after another dust-up at the Belmont Red Line station.

5:05AM — Passers-by find a man bleeding from a stab wound at Waveland and Broadway. Police determine that the stabbing took place at Montrose and Lake Shore Drive. The victim is transported to Weiss Hospital for treatment.
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30 comments:

  1. Know the difference between a cheap stun gun and a Taser. Big difference in $ as well.

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  2. Don't expect the mainstream media to be reporting on this! They are gung-ho to be everything to everyone. Especially with the recent court ruling. The Pride Parade will be all sunshine and happiness in their reports!

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    1. You are probably right. And no matter what mayhem happens today & tonight, I predict the parade will not be moved next year.....and said mayhem will NOT be reported anywhere but on this blog. Any maybe Second City Cop. : )

      Happy Pride, everyone.

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    2. The mainstream media is playing nice. They see a major source of revenue evolving and they're gonna grab every dollar! But, when the media purposely leaves out certain "unflattering" details of an event so as not to offend a certain demographic, that is called pandering! Journalistically speaking, that is unethical! I go to "Crime In Wrigleyville & Boystown" for the real, unbiased scoop!

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  3. True neighborhood "PRIDE" on display (not). Glad I'm no longer living in the neighborhood, I'd fear my life if I had to walk around there today / tonight.

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    1. It was 1am and I had to drop a friend off at Briar/Halsted and traffic was backed up obviously because of cars trying to go down Halsted. I wasn't, just trying to turn left to get away. I noticed no less than 3 beat-up hoopties with toddlers inside alongside Mommy in the drivers seat waiting in line to join the festivities.

      What the hell is this?

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    2. The sharks feed where the chum is plentiful!

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  4. 11:03PM — This doesn't seem like a great idea, but what do we know? The 19th district "entertainment detail" units that are usually assigned to Halsted Street and Belmont Avenue have the night off.

    Excuse me, what?!? This absolutely needs to be brought up at a CAPS meeting. I attended the one where they discussed the entertainment detail and their efforts. This is ludicrous on a weekend like this.

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    1. Could be because they're working today, idjit.

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    2. It seems to us that the detail should be maintained by the department at all times needed. The *detail* should never be "off." It should be staffed by officers scheduled to work.

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    3. If they are going to be off, maybe they should try something crazy like taking Mondays and Tuesdays off rather than the prime time for crimes being committed.

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    4. "Could be because they're working today idjit"
      What the hell is wrong with you?
      How about staffing for the safety of the....let me think, what are they called again....oh yeah TAXPAYERS!

      Seriously somebody should get fired for that sort of neglect.
      The night before one of the biggest doofus-fests in town, with known issues, a huge known pre-party the night before, and the 'entertainment detail' is off.
      Who in the hell is that hard of thinking?

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    5. Have they ever considered any other shift of "entertainment detail"? Such as a second group that has days on while the others have days off? Then again, I know the 019 staffing levels are down. I guess I wouldn't know because I am not in police administration but it would seem to make sense.

      I can't wait for CAPS this week.

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    6. CAPS meeting, next Wed July 1, 7pm, police station, 850 W Addison. The matter of the "entertainment detail" WILL be brought up!

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    7. PART of the Entertainment Detail was off. Only the Wrigleyville portion of the team was on. Halsted and Belmont were not.

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  5. Yikes. This is the night before. What a S show its going to be today/Sunday. Looking forward to CWB write up of the day's "festivities"!

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  6. Thankfully, we can turn to CWB for what really happens tonight!

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  7. Luckily, storms are supposed to roll through this afternoon so hopefully it rains until tomorrow morning to keep the debris out of the festivities.

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    1. ^^^ fingers crossed. Would be perfect timing.

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    2. Nope! No such luck! Just like the 4th of July, They "always" predict rain & it never happens.

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  8. Moving the parade to downtown seems more and more like a good idea. People dont know how to act around here, AND they're shorting police detail? Im glad i stopped going years ago.

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    1. Yes it needs to be moved but won't happen the gay mafia on Halsted control it and they got bills to pay so they need all the money they can get.

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  9. When will the bar owners figure out they are running a lot of us big spenders out because of this shit they are promoting and allowing? No reason anyone should be just sitting around in cars etc. It's seedy as hell there now. The North Halsted Merchants Association needs to do some deep thinking about what the strip has become.

    Hope Andersonville doesn't get ruined.

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  10. LiveLeak reports a shooting at San Francisco's Pride. Maybe Chicago's won't win any violence awards this year afterall.

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    1. I wasn't at the parade today, but have a bad feeling that the moron politicians were applauded while the young man that was shot nearby just a few short weeks ago was mostly forgotten. I saw dozens of young people in the loop heading up to the parade today and they have no respect for manners or much of anything - many of them were jumping over the turnstiles for "free" CTA rides - I'm sure in their minds they feel they are entitled to whatever they want. With the way they were acting downtown, can only imagine how bad it is in Boystown today.

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  11. Pride!!! Give me a freaking break.

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  12. CWB gets a shot out:"Blogs like Crime in Boystown vilify youth for engaging in survival trades, while organizations like the Center on Halsted invite police into their space to arrest, harass and surveil them". It's not crime it's "survival trades"
    https://radfag.wordpress.com/2015/06/28/happening-now-blackoutpride-action-disrupts-chicago-pride-parade/

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  13. Just an F.Y.I. 019 District is down over 125 Police Officers, due to promotions, retirements, and people transferring out with a trickle allowed to come to 019, since the disastrous merger of the two huge district, based on population!

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  14. If they think the Center on Halsted is against them and "invite[s] police into their space to arrest, harass, and surveil them," which I think we all know isn't true, then that's fantastic. If the COH is being seen as NOT a haven for criminals, then yay. If you're not committing crimes or doing anything illegal, then please utilize the COH and BYC and whatever social services are available here in the neighborhood. If you're committing crimes against the residents of the community in which the services you utilize exist, then please don't expect that you'll continue to be welcome in that community. DUH.

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    1. Absolutely Sarah G. 100% agree.
      I've been a supporter of so-called gay-rights for 30+ years.
      And the crap-fest that is this city's 'Pride' parade has zero to do with Pride of any sort. Certainly not LGBT Pride.
      COH falls under the same concept. Be a great neighbor...get treated like a great neighbor.
      Act like a something else...get treated like something else.
      Not really that complicated.

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