Monday, June 01, 2015

FLUNKIE: Gangster Disciple Barges Into Mt. Carmel Academy, Gets Arrested With iPad Taken From Another School

He spends a lot of time in schools. It's too bad he's not going there to learn...

An admitted Gangster Disciple street gang member allegedly slipped into Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Academy, 720 Belmont, students attended after-school classes on May 18, court filings show.

Joshua T. Harris, 20, of the Woodlawn neighborhood allegedly pushed his way past a school employee as she opened a door around 2:45PM and then proceeded to run throughout the building before school employees captured him on an upper floor and called police.

In court filings, police said Harris was in possession of an iPad and credit cards belonging to a woman who teaches at Alcott Elementary School in Lincoln Park.

"It happened while after-school classes were taking place and children were in the building at different locations," a parent told us.

Harris (Cook Co. Sheriff's Dept)
School officials told parents that Harris "came to the door and claimed he was there to pick up a relative," the parent told us while requesting anonymity. "We were told the situation was handled and they are reviewing the school's security policy."

Harris pleaded guilty to trespassing at Mt. Carmel last week and received a 20-day sentence, which was off-set by 11 days time served. The theft charges were dropped when the teacher failed to show up in court, records say.

Harris is facing identical charges of criminal trespass and possession of lost or mislaid property in a similar-sound case out of the University of Illinois-Chicago. There, school police allegedly found Harris in possession of a Macbook and credit cards that went missing from a school dormitory.

Harris' rap sheet is growing at a brisk pace. Some highlights include:
• Theft from a building at Truman College in 2013, drawing probation, which he failed to complete satisfactorily.
• Criminal trespass to a building at Hyde Park Academy High School in 2013. Charges were dropped when the complaining witness failed to show up in court. (For the remainder of this story, we'll just use the letters CWNIC instead of re-typing that last sentence.)
• Criminal trespass to a building at DePaul University's Lincoln Park campus in 2013. CWNIC.
• Criminal trespass to a different building at DePaul University's Lincoln Park campus in 2013. CWNIC.
• Criminal trespass to an unnamed retail store at Clark and Belmont in 2013. CWNIC.
• Stealing a hoodie from Macy's on State Street last year, pulling a 10-day sentence.
• Theft from a Logan Square apartment in 2013, drawing a 2-year prison sentence.
• Allegations of having street gang contact while on parole are currently pending.
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19 comments:

  1. Looks like he's wearing the hoodie he stole from Macy's...

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  2. He doesn't look tough enough to be a Gangster Disciple. Do they have a Wuss branch?

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  3. What's up with the judges in Crook County? Why wasn't this punk in jail?

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    1. As a mostly-liberal, it pains me to see what liberal policies have done to society, especially where light sentences and minor consequences are concerned as far as criminal acts go. Liberals go on and on about jail overcrowding, lives ruined by jail. How about we reflect on the wise words of Jim Carrey in Liar Liar? "STOP BREAKING THE LAW ASSHOLE!" And if you do break the law, you should realize there are consequences.

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  4. you cant prosecute him if the victim does not show up. they only prosecute people without victims if its a heinous attack or just flat our murder.Its a sad never ending cycle. If you call the police in some cases they don't show up. Last week i read that you have to call 311 for non emergencies. they basically consider you not being hurt a non emergency. In cases like this of when they catch the offender and all the victim has to do is show up in court; they rarely do and the criminal is released. Again this is a vicious cycle because both instances illustrate to criminals that if you come to lakeview, nothing will happen to you.

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    1. I would imagine people are hesitant to show up since these are gang bangers and they fear retribution. Think about it you show up and then you get gunned down for it.

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    2. Actually he had credit cards and an iPad from another school when he was stopped at OLMCA. The other school's teachers didn't show up in court.

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    3. ^^ You are absolutely right. The no-show teaches at Alcott Elementary School in Lincoln Park. Thank you for taking a moment to point that out. We will make the correction.

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    4. Lincoln Park was on the radio today talking about the purse(s) snatching and how they won't be perceived as "push overs"

      Quite the comment from the "these things just happen" crowd.

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  5. Rob our stores. Rob our schools. Rob anyone walking around late at night. Rob or garages. Rob our houses. We Are OPEN for business Chicago. Wonderful.

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    1. Things won't change when you keep electing the same officials over and over. Why would they start to care about you now when you've never once held them accountable?

      - guy who doesn't live in Chicago, but wonders why residents haven't woken up to this fact yet

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    2. We had an opportunity to remove a do-nothing Alderman from this neighborhood, but too many people are clueless or just accept the status quo. Now we've got four more years to go before another opportunity to get Tunney out of here.

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  6. Things wont change unless people STAND up and walk their asses to Tunney's office and demand to talk to him. Talking about electing people doesn't do sh*t, people. We can write and type all we can here - but unless we organize and have a voice, same ole, same ole, year in- year out.

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    1. Good luck with your "demand."

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    2. I agree. We should march on Tunney & Capplemen's offices/places of business, then pay a visit to the mayor. If this happens once a week, the news will show up and we can finally have our say. SHAME the hell out of our "leaders."

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    3. The mayor's own son was mugged and injured outside his own home. The perp is only 18 and is known as a drug dealer and already has a long arrest record and lives for free in CHA housing and yet today he is free and blatantly posting gang photos with him holding a gun on Facebook. The mayor has no "SHAME."

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    4. Too late, elections are over. They will do as they please, nothing changes. Sad but true.

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  7. You can't shame people who don't have shame. All you can do is pack up and leave.

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  8. This poor young man had to travel all the way from his Woodlawn home. He must have had such a thirst and quest for knowledge to travel to various institutes of learning, said the judge.

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