Sunday, October 18, 2015

UNFRIENDLY CONFINES: Webcam Captures Wrigley Field Street Brawl Overnight

Reports of spontaneous street brawls in Wrigleyville and Boystown are like ghosts. People see them, but when they call on others to take a look, the brawl has disappeared.

But, a particularly scenic mobile street fight broke out this morning directly in front of Wrigley Field, 1060 W Addison. The "optics," as public relations people say, could not be much better. Or worse, we suppose.
Quicklink to the video HERE
The 60-second dust up was captured at 2:55AM Sunday by the Wrigley Field Earth Cam, part of a worldwide webcam network.

While a bystander did call 911 about the incident, everyone was gone by the time responding officers arrived. Kind of like ghosts.

Pro tip: If you see a pack of yelling people coming at you and throwing punches, we suggest that you not (a) circle back and watch what's happening or (b) whip out your cellphone for a hot Snapchat.
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12 comments:

  1. The link is to the live shot...not the brawl

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  2. Another night in 1880's Rawlins or Dodge City. The aloof mayor and corrupt sheriff are sound asleep.

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  3. But Tunney did vote for the Rosecrance Drug Treatment Housing after they said they could not follow his "Good Neighbor" policy agreement. Way to go Tom. Now that problem is solved maybe we can move on to the parking around Home Run Pizza. KISS = keep it simple stu..d.

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  4. And you wonder why people are leaving the CITY

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    1. ACTUALLY believe it or not -- a lot of young professionals are coming to the city, it's actually the better-off black middle chat has left in record numbers from the South Side -- leaving behind less successful people.

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    2. I remember reading in the Trib a few years ago, roughly 100,000 black middle class fled the city between 2005 and 2010. Those numbers had to have climbed since. Also, any upwardly mobile hispanics have also fled to the burbs. Ironically, the Trib still referred to whites leaving as "white flight."

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  5. So happy I don't live in that shit city anymore. I sure hope nothing bad happens during the NLCS, that may bring national exposure to Chicago's violence problem. Crime is Down! #RahmMatters

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    1. Not that I want anyone to get hurt.....I actually HOPE something happens during the NLCS play offs, so Chicago's crime problem can be exposed on a national level. Maybe this will be the catalyst we've all been waiting for.

      Calling all thugs! Come one, come all! Lots of out of towners coming into the city Tue - Wed. Shoe 'em what you got! Give them something to remember the city by! / snark off

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  6. Oh no, that wasn't a brawl. That's the mayor's new initiative to bring the arts to the masses. Its called Ballet After Dark. Didn't you notice how the big white truck pulled up at the end like a curtain? The recording shut off too soon - if it had kept rolling you would have seen the truck pull away, and the performers step forward to take their bows. The name of the piece they performed is "My City is Circeling the Drain." It wa first performed in Detroit around 1970. The mayor, a former dancer himself, thinks I a bargin at only $1 million in city money.

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    1. Aaaaand....scene!

      I'm stepping out now to buy a frame for your comment. One of the best.

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    2. Aww, you're sweet . . . thanks! I've been drinking the Kool-Aid over at Second City Cop for some time now, and I think their humor is starting to rub off on me. Sorry about the typos / inability to reign in the e-ffing auto-correct. I typed that before I had my obligatory gallon of morning coffee.

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