Monday, June 29, 2015

VIDEO: Removal And Arrest Of Man Who Drove Onto Pride Parade Route

Video has emerged of police removing a man from a vehicle after he drove through a barricade and into oncoming marchers. (VIDEO LINK HERE)

The video, which runs a bit over two minutes, was posted on Youtube by Ken Simon.

The footage begins moments after the car came to a halt as first responders are trying to get the 60-year-old driver out of his vehicle.

He is placed on the ground, searched, handcuffed, and is then walked off the route as the crowd cheers nearby police and firemen.

CWB's original story about the incident is HERE.
All images from video by Ken Simon.
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5 comments:

  1. This should actually be a very big story. With so little information being released, like the guys name, one gets the sense the city is actively trying to sweep this under the rug. The major news outlets reported he was released without charges which is unbelievable. I can't believe something like this could happen without some sort of charges. Me thinks the city is more interested in protecting its reputation than protecting its citizens.

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    1. I agree. The silence is deafening. No comment at all one way or the other from the alderman/aldermen? They just want it to all go away and be forgotten until they can do it again next year.

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  2. Anyone know what his intention was? Did he just panic or was it deliberate?

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    1. In an earlier report by CWB, it said the driver also drove through another barricade by Broadway and Barry(ish) before he plowed through at Halsted/Addison. It also said that police found a knife. So, I think we can safely say it was deliberate.

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    2. He was drunk.

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