Friday, June 24, 2016

Pride Fest Arrestee Asks Cop "Can I Keep My Tazer? It's Crazy Out Here!"


Whoops! We we wrong—or perhaps just optimistic—when we reported Monday that seven people had been arrested during and in the aftermath of last weekend’s Pride Fest street festival in Boystown.

In fact, EIGHT people were arrested.

And, yet another video has emerged of Chicago police and Northalsted private security attempting to reign in widely-reported street fights that resulted in at least one stabbing.

Multiple stun guns can be heard zapping in he background of the latest video as the camera moves north on Halsted near Aldine last Sunday night.

“These are young kids!” one voice is heard saying as a group tends a young person on the ground nearby.

More Arrests, Weapons Charges

Coleman
In addition to the three arrests that CWB Chicago reported earlier this week, the following five persons have been charged with crimes during and after Pride Fest on Sunday:

• 21-year-old Renardo Coleman of the Grand Crossing neighborhood was arrested at Belmont and Halsted after police say they found him in possession of a BB gun with the orange safety tip removed to make it look like a real handgun. Coleman received a 2-day sentenced after he quickly pleaded guilty this week to possession of a replica firearm.

Simmons
• In the same car with Coleman was 21-year-old Alicia Simmons of the New City neighborhood. When she learned that Coleman was being arrested, Simmons allegedly asked police, “Can I keep my Tazer? I use it for protection. It’s crazy out here.” Officers recovered Simmons’ Tazer and then arrested her. She’s charged with unlawful use of a weapon.


Davis
• Justin Davis, 18, was arrested in the 3400 block of N. Halsted and is charged with reckless conduct. He’s from the Austin neighborhood.
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• 46-year-old Brian K. Page of the Near North Side was charged with assaulting an off-duty Chicago officer during one of the many disturbances at Halsted and Aldine late Sunday night.


Jackson
• Paris Jackson, 25, of Woodlawn is charged with two counts of battery after she allegedly hit a Halsted Street bar doorman in the face and then and then spit in the face of a Northalsted security officer who came to the doorman’s assistance.
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21 comments:

  1. Great work CWB on reporting these thugs and showing pics and to CPD for the arrests! I am still trying to believe my eyes with the two day sentence. Hardly a deterrent. Our justice system is a joke.

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    1. Seriously, that two day sentence is a joke. Google "Renardo Coleman" and a number of mugshots come up. Indeed, Chicago "justice" is an unfunny joke.

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    2. 2 days spent in "County" for a BB gun is actually a nightmare just for making a bad choice.

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  2. lately I have not been out past 7:00 PM because of the teenage and young 20's with their kick everybody's asss attitude. so the bars and restaurants no longer get my evening money. I have for the last 3 years not invited suburban friends down because it so unsafe at night. I moved down here to go to the bars and such and now I cannot even use the neighborhood in a law abiding way.

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    1. I would say it's a wrong idea for moving to a certain area for the bars. I moved to Lakeview East simply to have an easier CTA commute to get to my job in the Loop and get rid of my car. Being gay had nothing to do with it, even though I am. Even though there was a slight housing cost increase, financially it made sense but otherwise not. Part of the premium you're paying is for that convenience to walk to as all those places, including bars. But when your gym opens at 530 but you can't step out your door until the sun rises, can't go walk home from a restaurant for fear of being assumed drunk and "not aware of your surroundings", have to fight through hoodrats blocking all the sidewalks and daring you - it kind of makes it all worthless. This will catch up with Lakeview in time unless they curb the coddling mentality pronto.

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  3. God help us this weekend, especially Sunday night after the parade. 500 police officers would be too few to patrol these streets and keep order. DO NOT go out Sunday out, stay home, do not go anywhere near Halsted Street, people. It will be a shit storm. Rain is forecast Sunday night. I hope it floods and washes all the shit out of this once great neighborhood. And BOO that idiot moron Tunney when he passes by in the parade!!!!!

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    1. Rain definitely keeps them away. They hate it. Do a rain dance just to be sure.

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    2. Not so fast. One of our team members distinctly remembers running through heavy rain to get to the scene of the 2014 post-parade shooting at Belmont and Sheffield.

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    3. That's because the genius promoter at the Vic thought having a Ziggy Marley concert the night of the parade would be a great idea.

      Nothing like trading out one drunken crowd for another....

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  4. Good luck to all the CPD, CFD and security working this weekend. You'll need it. Be safe.

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  5. Yeah, 2-day sentence? What a joke! Time to get tough, time to bring back stop and frisk, and when people commit crimes how about doing some real time in the pen.

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  6. Have fun! I'm just gay and can't attend.

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    1. You're probably better off staying at home and avoiding Life's Rich Pageant...

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    2. Exactly, as I mentioned before I'm just a dull regular gay guy and can't keep up with this all anymore. We're sooo last year out in the LGBTQLMNOP world nowadays. Seriously, I liked it better when our bars were just an unmarked door with an address plate. And in hindsite "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" had it's benefits too.

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  7. If hot mess is the look you are going for Paris with that bad hair and dumb look on your face , mission accomplished!

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  8. None of them from Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Uptown, Edgewater, Andersonville.

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  9. These pieces of crap are probably thrilled to serve a two-day "sentence." They get some sleep, something to eat, take a shower, watch TV.... When released, they will be all rested up and ready to pillage our neighborhood once again.

    Yep, our justice system is a joke. Catch & release.....

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  10. So the neighborhood's that you live in are not accepting of your lifestyle, so you come into this one, where obviously no one has a problem, and you reek havoc? Unbelievable.

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  11. Have police ID'd the thing on Paris Jackson's head or does animal control handle that?

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  12. Thank you CPD for continuing to protect us depite the judges catch and release program. They should all be voted out

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  13. I have seen at least 2 of them by the Center on Halsted. A bunch of them stand by the corner right by whole foods. Some people I am sure go there for help and want to get help but there are several who go there just to commit crimes in the neighborhood.

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