Monday, June 20, 2016

Brawls Spawn Seven Arrests On Pride Fest Weekend

Left to right: Cockriel; Jones; Moore (Chicago Police Department)
Saturday’s night’s rough start to Chicago’s week-long gay pride celebration rolled into an equally rough Sunday night and Monday morning. A total of seven people were arrested. Six of the arrests came between 7 p.m. last night and 2 a.m. today.

According to the Chicago Police Department:

• James Cockriel, 24, of the Dunning neighborhood is charged with resisting police following an incident inside the Pride Fest grounds at 7 p.m. Sunday.

•  30-year-old Chyntell Jones of the West Pullman neighborhood is charged with battery after being arrested at Halsted and Roscoe as widespread street disturbances broke out at 2:12 a.m. Sunday.

• Deshon Mooore, 25, of Rogers Park is charged with two counts of battery after officers responded to a fight in the 7-Eleven store at 3700 block of N. Broadway around 7:15 last night, police said.

Four more people were arrested after street fights again broke out across the area early this morning. Three arrests were made near Belmont and Clark while the fourth was reported at Roscoe and Halsted. Police have not yet released details of those bookings.

We will update this story as arrest information is released.
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14 comments:

  1. The 019 could just put a lock up in the 7-11 parking lot.

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    1. 100% right. A magnet for dirtbags 24 hours a day.
      Nice job here Mr Social Work Jimmy Cappleman. We all know dirtbags need a place to go too. So let's be sure we provide some in our neighborhood. Please make sure we spend some of that 13% increase in my property taxes at that 7-11 too....so we can be even nicer.

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    2. Or the Big Scary Bus.

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  2. Lake View has went to hell

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  3. Haven't you posted these pictures previously? I'm assuming this is not their "first time at the fest".

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  4. the era of the "pride" fest and parade in our area has come and gone. let's admit that things change, and cancel this yearly crimefest.

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  5. I vote for the extra fee/bag check to enter neighborhoods,lakefront and parks to avoid nonsense.Police the shit out me I have nothing to hide.I would rather feel sense of safty.Yes it came to this its not the answer but a start.We pay anyway big brother.

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    1. I agree. I make it a point to avoid "free" events in Chicago these days. Free events, especially in the evening, always seem to attract gangbangers and criminals. No thanks.

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  6. Seven arrests out of an event attended by thousands does not seem bad. However I'm sure many more people were acting up and arrests should be higher - police are in low numbers and their hands are tied.

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  7. Dear Mayor:

    Please consider shutting down that suppurating pustule called the Center on Halsted which is the source of so much of this infection. Talk with your friends, then tear it down, and build the Lucas Museum right there at Halstead and Waveland.

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    1. Rahm will never turn on the COH. He's the one who secured the federal funding for it when he was a U.S. congressman. The COH needs a change in leadership.

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    2. Sounds like their grant funding for HIV testing has been, or is about to be, cut off (as if that's an important function there anyway). Maybe they're finally on to this scam called COH. I'm gay and would love to see a Target there.

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    3. "Sounds like their grant funding for HIV testing has been, or is about to be, cut off "

      Read a story about that. Based on the math given, COH collects $200 PER TEST. The profit on that is outrageous.

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  8. I'm hoping that whole foods goes out of business.
    I don't think the center could survive without whole foods.

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