Tuesday, June 16, 2015

ON THIN ICE: Blackhawks Party Arrestees Head To Court

L to R: Tillett, Torres, Wesley (Cook Co Sheriff's Dept)
Chicago police late Tuesday announced that five officers were injured and 25 people were arrested during Monday night’s Blackhawks victory celebrations—very close to CWB’s sunrise estimate of 23 arrests. Four of the 25 arrests were for felonies.

Here is our first batch of arrestee information:

• Skokie resident Brandon Tillett, 27, is charged with battery, resisting police, unlawful use of a knife, reckless conduct, and aggravated assault of a police officer.

Police say Tillett tried to push his way onto Clark Street at 11:45 last night, two hours after the area had been closed to arriving revelers. Prosecutors say that when police asked Tillett leave, he threw up Conservative Vice Lord gang signs with both hands directly in front of officers and said, “Fuck CPD. Vice Lord nation. I’m a CPD killer.”

While attempting to arrest Tillett, an officer fell down and Tillet took the opportunity to punch the cop in the mouth, prosectors say.

Officers say they found a four-inch knife in Tillett’s possession during arrest processing.

A bond of $1,000 has been set.

• Matthew Torres is charged with aggravated battery for allegedly choking a police officer who was trying to arrest another man who’d just climbed a light pole at Newport and Clark. (See video on the Chicago Tribune site HERE.)

Bond for 21-year-old Torres, who lives in the 400 block of Diversey, is set at $50,000.

• Charges of criminal damage to a police vehicle have been filed against Jameel Wesley, 20. Prosecutors say Wesley caused the damage by throwing a bottle at a police tactical unit near Southport and Addison.

Wesely, who lives in suburban Hinsdale, has bond set at $10,000.
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18 comments:

  1. how does a guy who does this: Skokie resident Brandon Tillett, 27, is charged with battery, resisting police, unlawful use of a knife, reckless conduct, and aggravated assault of a police officers - get a bond of 1,000, when a guy who damages a police car gets a 10,000 bond? I'm being serious in asking. What is the rationale? Is there one?

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    1. They are essentially the same. Tillett received a $1000 Cash (C) bond. This means that he must come up with $1000 to bond out. The other guy got a $10,000 Deposit (D) bond. So he has to come up with 10%, aka $1000, to make bond. I'm not sure why they would do it like that, but essentially, they both have to post a grand to bond out.

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    2. Tillett was on D bond only, not cash as we originally reported.

      The others are not D bond only, so they will probably be allowed out on I bonds.

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  2. I was overjoyed to see Wesely being arrested last night on the corner of Southport and Addison, of course being trailed by "hands up, don't shoot" assholes videotaping his arrest. One scumbag of many only there to cause trouble and trash our neighborhood. Stay in your fucking suburb, piece of trash.

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  3. You f with the police making a lawful arrest, your a$$ should go to jail. Let's say the Circ de Newport aerialist had fallen or caused something to fall from the streetlight on someone, can you imagine the lawsuits.

    An aside, I'm guessing the guy in the Blackhawks jersey who seemed to be on the officers' side is CPD.

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  4. "“Fuck CPD. Vice Lord nation. I’m a CPD killer.”" That's not whats happening in this video though

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBgFhnZUzjk&feature=youtu.be

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    1. I don't know. It looks like he got up in the cop's face. Who knows what he said then? I'd trust the police version over someone who came to stir up shit by fucking the police.

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    2. The Vice Lord guy wasn't part of the video. He was trying to get onto Clark after it was closed. Separate issue. Oh, and he punched a cop in the mouth.

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    3. It’s been said before, video is 2 dimensional, especially one that has been altered. I was right there and the CPD version is accurate. I have uploaded video of what happened directly after the incident. CPD showed amazing restraint! the1stmikec

      https://youtu.be/jv_60m17Eyc


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    4. Your video shows nothing......it certainly doesn't make the CPD version any more accurate. Am I supposed to blindly believe you?

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    5. Also, he was stating "CYC," which stands for Corrupted Youth Crew. The guy who was arrested plays bass in a band called Drowning, a shitty tough guy hardcore band - a far cry from the Conservative Vice Lords. Once more this police report is a typical misrepresentation of the truth.

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    6. My video only shows that I was right there. I am just stating what I saw and heard. I have no affiliation whatsoever with CPD. AND I don’t give a rat’s ass if you believe me or not. the1stmikec

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  5. None of them from Wrigleyville.

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  6. $1,000 bond for hitting a copper in the head with your fist and screaming that you are a CPD killer. Ridiculous. Should get a beating, no bail, and many years in jail.

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    1. Agree.
      Sadly, and I mean really really sadly, it's crummy social policy though.
      It winds up undermining police effectiveness and ultimately police authority / legitimacy.
      And that winds up hurting cops. Not good.
      Still, we can long for a bit of swift justice, and a nice ass-kicking for a deserving dipshit.

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  7. maybe if wrigley was dry there would not be so many problems.

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    1. Never gonna happen. What I don't understand is why you go to Wrigley to celebrate the Blackhawks?

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  8. Well there goes the theory that suburbanites cause all the problems. I believe Mr. Torres is just down the street from Mr. Tunney and probably in the old Belair hotel.

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