Thursday, December 31, 2015

TIME OUT: Juveniles Charged In North Side Robbery Spree

Charges have been filed against two juveniles in connection with a series of armed robberies across the North Side over the past week.

Cropped ABC7 screenshot of one teen being searched by police.
The 17-year-olds—one from Woodlawn and the other from Grand Boulevard—are each charged with eight counts of aggravated armed robbery and one count of aggravated possession of a stolen vehicle. All of the charges are felonies.

Police continue to investigate the crime spree, which is believed to involve more than 30 robberies, attempted robberies, and carjackings since early last week. At least two additional offenders were involved in the crime spree, according to witnesses and victims.

The boys’ names and photos have not been released because they are currently charged as juveniles. Illinois law specifically allows for juveniles accused of armed robbery with a firearm or carjacking with a firearm to be tried as adults.

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34 comments:

  1. So after all this they will be charged as juveniles, seriously?

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  2. So why the hell are they being charged as juveniles if they qualify to be charged as adults? They terrorized multiple neighborhoods. Committed way more than 8 crimes. They need some real time.

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  3. The Center On Halsted will welcome them with open arms. I'm sure they need the head count for their funding.

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  4. They sure as hell better be tried as adults.

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  5. Umm..and went aren't they bring charged as adults... Damn DAs...

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    1. You mean ASAs. Really, it's not their fault. They know the games and nonsense, they're the good guys. The judges, legislators, offender sympethizers, press, and offenders are the true cabal of coconspirators in the ever-evolving tragic devolution of society.

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  6. The defense game;
    - have victims hang around the whole day and get a continuance. Repeat until victim has lost interest or is late one time and then move forward so judge throws the case out. With so many victims, maybe someone will be able to afford to be off of work that long and frequent.

    The judge's
    -juvi judge assesses their points but still sees "potential" in them and will "give them a chance to turn their life around."
    - it could never happen to me and I love my sweet job where I pontificate from a bench like a king/queen
    - victims identification of offenders is not perfect, police must've fudged the lineups "I don't know who to believe"

    The cop's game
    - Look forward to being the bad guy/punching bag
    - trying to keep faith in a broken system

    The victim's game:
    - look forward to being the defense's punching bag
    - trying to keep faith in a broken system

    The offender's game
    - I'm the victim
    - the police are bad
    - BS enough until I can get back to doing me, by victimizing you

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    1. As a officer I have no faith in this system anymore, and I won't be a punching bag, but a great report taker......

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  7. Here's hoping they're tried as adults and put away for a long time.

    Happy New Year CWB. Thanks for all the excellent work you do on this site.

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  8. Great reporting for 2015 and even greater pic.!!

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  9. Please it has nothing to do with defense attorneys! It has to do with our out of date laws in Illinois. The juvenile system is a complete joke! These kids don't even get disciplined while in detention, on the contrary they beat the living day lights out of the guards and they can't be touched! It's ridiculous. Why waste our tax payer money on them.

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    1. I agree. They may "technically" be children, but they are viscous sociopaths who wouldn't blink twice to beat or even murder you for a few bucks. Throw the book at them....and at their worthless "parents," too. They are responsible for the monsters they created. My siblings and friends all have normal, well-adjusted children - some of who are now adults and parents themselves. None of them behave this way.

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  10. Is there a more idiotic look than the pants drooping down like that? I'm sure we'll hear how they're good ol' boys, just turning their lives around and of course, aspiring rappers. Pathetic. Happy Nee Year CWB & keep up the great work!

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    1. I have heard two explanations for this.

      First, the pants drooping was a way for inmates to advertise that they were open for business sexually-speaking. I don't believe the pants-droopers are gay, but I do believe they are showing their pride in being criminals and having been to (or look like they have been to) jail or prison. It might help combat this if people refused to believe the pants drooping was NOT a gay thing and assumed that "droopers" just hadn't come out yet.

      Second, that in ghetto families with multiple children, pants were often handed down to younger siblings who couldn't fit into them yet. In other words, a "drooper" doing this is showing pride to come from a family too poor to afford clothing. It might help discourage this practice if we were to deduce that "droopers" enjoy being poor and take pride in not having money, kind of like monks with their vow of poverty.

      In 2016, predict things to continue the same way. They'll continue to let their pants sag, and we'll continue to laugh at them for it.

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    2. I have heard that the drooping pants is a prison thing....that they don't allow belts in prison, so their pants droop. So all the idiot running around with drooping pants are emulating their heroes in the joint.

      No matter...what society takes pride in being in prison?? That says a boat load right there. And yes, also predict things to continue to go the same way. I don't see anything ever changing. I predict that the folks who can afford to move out will do so. I love the city and really don't want to move to the burbs, but eventually the area will become too dangerous to live here. : ( Who will pay the taxes once all the law-abiding citizens leave?

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  11. There is not a word which can describe how outraged I am at these felons being charged as juveniles. These public servants need to be ousted from there positions. Up to 30 armed robberies, car jacking, high speed chases on the highway, not giving up the other felons, and yet we are being told justice is being served in this case? This is not why the juvenile justice system was created.

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  12. It's likely this is not their first encounter with the system. The sagging pants just goes to show how dumb people are in this country, follow every mindless trend because some trashy celebrity does it. They should get another couple of years just for the sagging pants and being dumb as rocks. And the parents of these punks should be charged as well. The vermin are clearly winning the war in the city. Catch 2 and several more are back to replace them.

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  13. How can the young man in the picture walk? Why do they wear pants like that? I'm sure the police like it because they simply cant't run away.

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    1. They wear pants like that because they don't allow belts in prison....so they are emulating their heroes in prison. Sick, huh??

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  14. The criminal court my friend had to go to was in a really dangerous neighborhood on the west side...on Flournoy. If you don't have a car or take a taxi you wind up riding CTA to a really scary neighborhood at 8am. Your chances of being a crime victim again are pretty high. Way to screw over the victims and get the victims and witnesses to not show. We need to demand that the Lakeview criminal cases be tried in a more convenient location such as Daley Center.

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    1. Yes, I agree. I'd suggest cabbing it. Sounds like you went to branch 44 at Kedzie and Filmore. I work there and it's definitely crazy. Once in court, tell the officers you're a victim and ask to sit with them. I've gone to sit with victims before as well so they didn't feel alone. It might be worse for you though because in those areas we get heckled in court by people waiting for their cases. If you sit away from us you may fly under the radar...until you testify.

      It's sad but we can't really prevent victim intimidation as we used to. We are overtly targeted in court for harassment while in uniform. I'm sorry you had to go through the crime itself and the re-victimization in court.

      Once you get probably cause your case will be moved to 26th street or Skokie for adult cases for motions, trials, etc. 26 is a little better

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  15. Big thanks to CWB for all the info you out out there! The "media" (I can't call them journalists anymore) need to learn what real journalism is by reading CWB.

    Why are they not charging them with gun crimes???

    You have to be 21 to have a FOID card or 18 if you have a parent who has a FOID card and writes a letter on your behalf.

    "It is a class 3 felony to possess a weapon without a FOID card when you are not otherwise eligible to obtain a FOID card. Penalties include a fine of up to $25,000, at least two (and up to five) years in prison, or both. A third or subsequent violation of this type is a class 1 felony, which incurs a fine of up to $25,000, at least six (and up to 30) years in prison, or both." (430 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 65/14(c).)

    And since they did not have a Conceal Carry Permit "Further, an Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons first offense is a Class 4 Felony and a second or subsequent offense is a Class 2 Felony."

    "Additionally, there are penalty enhancements for certain locations (for example on or within 1,000 feet of any school, public park, courthouse, public transportation facility, or residential public housing)." They were most certainly within 1,000 feet of schools and parks when committing some of there crimes.

    So why not charge them with with multiple class 3 and class 2 felonies? Why not throw the book at what are essential domestic terrorists? Why not throw the book at them to give you more negotiating leverage?

    The DA's office is a joke. We all know there is going to be a plea deal that reduces this down to robbery.

    People, we have to speak up and loudly to save our neighborhood.

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    1. Absolutely disgusting....I agree!

      If they insist on trying them as juveniles, then throw the book at their "parents" who created these monsters.

      Whenever the judges, DAs, parole boards, etc....allow these ridiculous plea deals, I always hope that THEY become a victim of crime. They certainly deserve it by releasing these POS to run free among decent society. Our "lawmakers" are the problem, as they are not following the law! It's like releasing anthrax into the air at a park. There is no if, and or but that it will harm people....same thing with releasing these violent REPEAT offenders. There is NO QUESTION that they will re-offend and and hurt innocent people. And they usually escalate, and get more and more dangerous with each crime they commit.

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    2. The FOID card doesn't apply to handguns at the age of 18. Only long guns. They would be in violation either way.

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  16. How long before Alvarez lowers the charges and seeks probation? It's almost inevitable.

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  17. They are charged as juveniles at the moment.

    As police bring their additional cases for each of the crimes, it is likely they will be charged as adults.

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  18. Then treat them like juveniles: one hundred wacks on the ass by a nun with a paddle.

    Then report to the 19th Pct to write "I am mother fucker" every day on a blackboard, 1,000 times, for a month.

    Spend the rest of the day out front on the sidewalk strapped to stocks.

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  19. These kids (and especially their families) should be ashamed.

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    1. If you think these kids or their families understand the concept of "shame," that explains why people are so misinformed that they keep voting for people like Rahm and Tunney.

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  20. Dan Kirk, the First Assistant States Atty (Anita's right hand man), lives in Lakeview. We arrest them and he and his subordinates release them via their decisions to not approve felony charges, plead them out or basic incompetence. He's should be the target of your anger as much or more as Tiny Dancer or any alderman.

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    1. So my questions is....why are Dan Kirk An Anita Alvarez making decisions to release them?? There has got to be a reason why charges are reduced and dropped. Certainly Dan & Anita know just how dangerous these thugs are....and that there is a 100% chance that they will continue to commit violent crimes once released.....so why do they release them?

      I assume they get their orders from higher up...and that makes me wonder WHY? Isn't it in the best interest of the city to lock up violent offenders? Keep the residents and tourists safe?? What is going on here??????? Seems the whole world has gone mad and our ridiculous PC society just shrugs and allows certain people to run wild and do whatever the fuck they want to do to others. Sad...

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    2. I'm in...lets march from Ann Sathers to HIS house!

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  21. Does anyone have the relevant court info so we can track the cases? Some links would be appreciated.

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  22. So I just googled Dan Kirk-he and the disgraced Daniel Gallagher both worked at the same law firm before getting jobs on the taxpayers' dime.

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