Sunday, June 28, 2015

POLICE: Man Drives Car Into Oncoming Pride Marchers

Image: Daily Mail
UPDATE JUNE 29—Video of first responders taking the man into custody is out. (LINK)
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Police detained a man who drove his car through the middle of the Chicago Pride Parade Sunday afternoon. One police officer and a medical worker were slightly injured in the 2:40PM incident.

The driver was treated at Swedish Covenant Hospital for his injuries.

Police said that the same vehicle was also reported to have driven into parade barricades at Broadway and Surf about 15 minutes before the parade started at noontime.

According to witnesses, the man gained access to the route by driving through a crowd of people who were waiting to use the official parade-crossing zone at Addison. He then turned north into oncoming parade participants as police and emergency workers tried to make him stop.

A police officer shattered the back window of the vehicle during the effort to stop the driver.

Police have not yet identified the man, but the vehicle's license plate is registered to an Uptown resident.

Mainstream media outlets are reporting that the man was released without charges, however,  CWB sources have not confirmed that directly. As of noon on Monday, a prisoner remains under police guard at Swedish Covenant,  but a source declined to offer additional information citing privacy laws.

The vehicle was brought to a stop at Halsted and Waveland. Police indicated that the man had a knife, though they did not elaborate on its size or how they came to find it.
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16 comments:

  1. This guy is just a nut! Of course the "lamestream" media will report this! It cements them further as a supporter. It doesn't involve the misbehavior of the participants. But, the rest of the hijinx? No way!

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    1. What's your point? Why shouldn't this be reported?

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  2. HEY! I was at the parade today near Stella's on Broadway. Our horrible tiny, moronic, little mayor was walking along, high-fiving everyone. When it came to my turn, I pulled back, away from him and screamed at the top of my lungs and right into his ugly pinched face: "Boooooooooo, you suck!" Everyone near me LOVED it.

    CWB....I love you.....thanks for all that you do. We enjoyed Pride and are now home eating pizza and napping on the couch, watching Independence Day. All the fools that will destroy cop cars, etc....are just gearing up. So sorry that Pride has become this shit show.

    Stay strong everyone. Keep Pride Proud. : )

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    1. GOOD FOR YOU!!! If everyone would have taken your approach, what a powerful message it would have sent to these clowns in office. You should be hoisted on top of Lord Stanley and celebrated in the community!

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    2. >If everyone would have taken your approach...

      If the majority of people disliked Rahm enough to be a petulant child to his face, he probably wouldn't be the mayor. inb4 tinfoil hat theories of him stealing the election.

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    3. "Keep Pride Proud..." Well, some passive-aggressive dolt certainly did his part...not.

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  3. According to the major news outlets, no misbehavior has taken place during the parade "other" than this outside agitator. It's a miracle! A pessimistic person might think the media was trying to coddle the gay community.

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  4. I hope they lock him up and throw away the key, hes just pissed that EQUALITY passed. and he tried to kill people in his temper Tantrum.

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  5. Was on the float right next to this when he drove past, almost ran over one of our girls who was passing stuff out to the crowd, luckily she was pushed aside by a police man in time. Saw the cops trying to smash his windows, he just kept pressing on his accelerator. Scariest thing I've seen. At first we all thought he was part of the parade trying to get to a float, but then when he pressed on the accelerator and almost ran over several people it was obvious something was wrong.

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    1. I saw it all, it wasn't a policeman but a firefighter pushing people out of the way. Could have been horrible, great job by the cops and firefighters and paramedics on the scene.

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  6. The late night "parade" was still going on and around Belmont/Clark/Sheffield strong when I went by around 1 am. Can't wait for those stories.

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  7. WGN reporting 16 arrests...saying it was calm...... yeah...calm..sure...

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    1. On the whole it was a lot calmer than last year with a lot less drinking. At least the fire hoses didn't have to be turned on this year!

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  8. My only complaint was the idiot next to me who refused to put down his umbrella ( we we're in the shade until well after 2:30) simply because he wanted to photograph EVERY person, float, band, etc as though it was under it. He hit me, the person behind him, and the one on the other side of him numerous times with the spokes of it! (NOT to mention blocking everyone's view with it no matter how it was held).And complaining to him did no good - he'd say sorry, and do it again! Finally, the woman to my right told him to put it down or she was going to break his f-ing umbrella! He FINALLY got the hint & put it down but 2 flags went up! We all remarked "Really?!?" a couple of times. This guy also kept leaning so hard against the metal barricade that we all 1) could not see what was coming up & 2) thought it would give way! He FINALLY did leave (much to everyone's happiness). A person behind me summed it up perfectly "I love everyone. Him not so much!" My feelings exactly! :)

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    1. He kinda looks like the same guy that circles Halsted for hours on a motorcycle that's blaring Madonna's "Lucky Star".

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