Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Man Charged With Assault At Center On Halsted

A man currently on parole for aggravated battery to a police officer is now charged with threatening to slit a man’s throat at the Center on Halsted (COH), 3656 N. Halsted Street.

A COH employee asked Shaun B. Phillips to leave the facility after Phillips created a disturbance, but Phillips refused to leave and told the employee, “I will slit your throat, you fucking faggot,” according to court filings.

Phillips, who lists the Howard Brown Health Center on Sheridan Road as his home address, is charged with assault and criminal trespassing. His bond is set at $10,000.

State records show that Phillips was paroled on September 25 after serving about half of a three-year sentence for the police battery conviction.

Image: Phillips' intake photo from the Cook County Sheriff's Department
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15 comments:

  1. It sounds like this gentleman is JUST on the verge of turning his life around...please...give him another chance!

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  2. The CoH deserves a whole building full of losers just like him.

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  3. The irony of calling someone a faggot, while making use and residing in two different LGBT facilities, is not lost on me

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  4. No hate crime here... moving along, full force ahead with progressive ideals. We deserve it too.

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  5. So glad I don't work there anymore, it was stressful having to deal with this sort of crap all the time. That open lobby is a pesthole that should be closed. This incident is just the tip of the iceberg of the shenanigans occurring DAILY - or SEVERAL time per day! - at COH...management just shrugs their shoulders, saying "Oh, those darn kids".

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    1. The CoH management and social workers are funded by the headcount. Therefore, they do not care who is there as long as the place is full.

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    2. Well, let's not forget, that little roly poly guy from CoH publicly proclaimed at a CAPS meeting that "no criminal element" was tied to his clients at the CoH, and they didn't have such problems. Haven't seen him around since then ... wonder if he still "works" there.

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    3. One thing that contributes to the COH crime troubles is the layout of the building itself. It's the only social service agency I've seen that allows outsiders to come in and simply roam around at will unsupervised. Public open areas are mixed with offices, meeting rooms, and other facilities...the riff-raff will sneak into supposedly closed areas and spend the night, have sex, do drugs, etc. And security is simply lousy. When I worked there, many times I'd page security, and it would take them a long time to arrive - from the break room where they were stuffing their faces and watching TV sports. It COH took YEARS to finally put up a secured entrance to the second - floor hallway leading to the office and meeting room areas; when I suggested that the electrical outlets in the second - floor bathrooms be covered so as to prevent the riff-raff from hanging out and charging their phones (and causing general mayhem), my suggestion was met with genuine surprise; finally after several months those outlets were covered. Another issue is that the "Youth Program" has participants who are close to or even over 30 - no background checks of any sort are made, so the thugs and miscreants use COH as a handy - dandy place to hang out and victimize others...

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    4. One of the roly poly guys "clients" probably beat him up and he realizes what a fool he was to lie like he did.

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  6. They called the police LOL. If this scumbag did that to a neighbor on the sidewalk out front, COH would refuse to be witnesses, refuse to call the cops and probably hire him an attorney. We will see if they no show in court on this one.

    When do the employees at COH get an attorney involved? Talk about a hostile and unsafe work environment.

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    1. COH is run like the STASI (East German secret police) used to run the old East Germany. Their motto is: "Center on Halsted advances community and secures the health and well-being of the LGBTQ people of Chicagoland" - EXCEPT when it comes to the way they treat their employees. It's just a really toxic work environment in general...refer back to that Windy City Times article this past summer, an open letter to the COH board from 31 disgruntled COH ex - employees. The personal safety of employees is just *one* of many issues that really needs to be addressed...

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  7. The charge was dropped so he will be back at COH in no time at all.

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  8. Spoke to soon, this charge was dropped but he was sent to IDOC on his Parole Violation.

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    1. We'll look into the reason for the charge being dropped. COH employees have a very, very bad record of showing up in court. Probably 90%+ of COH cases are thrown out when complaining witnesses fail to show up.

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    2. That's because COH employees are apparently threatened with termination if they pursue charges by showing up in court...

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