Tuesday, March 29, 2016

EASTER MUGGING: 75-Year-Old Victim Talks To ABC7; Alderman Shamed Into Action

ABC7 Monday spoke with the 75-year-old victim of a brutal Lakeview mugging that was caught on video Easter morning:
She was on her way to visit her husband.
"He's very sick. He's in nursing home for two years and I'm alone," the victim said.
In surveillance video, the attacker is not readily recognizable, but police hope someone will know who he is and turn him in. The victim said she couldn't get a proper look.
"He not talk, nothing. Put me on the floor. Boom, boom, boom. Whole purse, he take it," the victim said.
The offender remains at large.

Andrew Holmes, a victims' advocate and community activist, is offering a $1,000 reward to help bring the robber to justice.

Police issued an alert, including photos and video within 6 hours of the attack.

Cappleman lies about the timing of CPD's public alert in an effort to cover his poor response.
Sadly, Alderman James Cappleman did not see fit to update the public on the case until being shamed into action via social media Monday afternoon.

When he finally broke his silence on the case, Cappleman tried to make it sound like he was on top of things by claiming that CPD sent out their alert earlier Monday morning. In fact, the alert went out nearly 24 hours before Cappleman's weak and inexcusable response.
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14 comments:

  1. That poor lady, I hope she is OK and has some help. And the gutless punk targeting the elderly, what a man. I hope they catch him and the anemic judge actually hands down a real sentence for a change. I think using his head as a pinata would be most appropriate.

    People need to remember these things about Cappleman when this useless jerk comes up for reelection again. He does nothing for that bloated salary, he is as much a crook as the thugs stealing from people in the area. One of you from the CWB blog should run for his seat. That would be the best thing that could happen for the community.

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  2. Cappelmans has no shame. He pulls down his $110K a year part-time job salary whether old ladies are thugged or not, whether the perps are caught or not, no matter what is said/done, he still banks that 110. Multiply that by 50 and look at how much $$ the city could be saving (or at least pissing away on something more worthwhile than the aldermanic structure.)

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    1. And all 50 get $ for staff, rent, a million $ a year to spend on "public works" however they see fit, a pension, and Lord knows what else. All for a job that is legally required to be part time.

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    2. An elderly woman on her way to visit her sick husband. That guy better hope the police find him before I do.

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  3. This reminds me of a case in New York City awhile ago - a guy mugged a 101-year-old woman. He got caught and the judge gave him 75 years.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/brute-jack-rhodes-mugged-101-year-old-woman-rose-morat-2007-75-years-jail-article-1.433718

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  4. The vile individual who committed this crime is deserving of a life sentence. No reason to try to rehabilitate an evil person. The alderman who cant get off his ass and address a serious ongoing crime wave deserves to lose his job. Between these two imbeciles in Tunney and Cappelman,- its not wonder this beautiful area of the city has been turned into a war zone. We need someone in city hall who will put in place a plan to clean this district up. In addition, we need to vote these spineless progressive judges out of office and elect some judges who will punish these criminals!

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  5. I looked at an apartment in that building once. It was surprised that many of the residents seem to be senior citizens from the former Soviet Union. Maybe it's time to call in the Russian Mafia to get some justice for this poor woman.

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  6. Tunny and Cappelman - SUCK ! ! ! ! But, let's vote them both in the next election.......................

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  7. Cappelman admits he is "just a social worker." By that description alone, he should never have been elected to office. Social workers are self-absorbed low achievers.

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  8. Jesse Jackson sez somebody should "cut his nuts off"!!

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  9. HEY MR SOCIAL WORK --
    How do you think the whole See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil strategy of yours is working out for this poor woman, eh?

    YOU sir, are MORE of an embarrassment, more of a schmuck, more of a dipshit than Tommy T. At least that poor slob pretends. He pretends to care about police staffing in the 019th. He pretends to give a crap about the area.
    Maybe we should conclude that you are 'more honest'. You don't even pretend to give a shit, do you?
    Nice job. Schmuck.

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  10. People need to remember stories like this come time for election. Stop letting these politiicans sweet talk the votes out of you and get them out of there. I promise you if you vote these people out of here every other politician would fall in line because they know people are sick of them

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    1. Cappleman, Tunney and the other City Council members were elected last year. Voters had a chance to get rid of Tunney and Cappleman. Especially Cappleman who had a qualified opponent. But they were reelected! People who are complaining had their chance.

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  11. Can we start a GoFundMe campaign for this woman or something? This is horrible.

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