Sunday, July 24, 2016

Stabbed by "random man" near Lincoln Park Zoo, beach volleyball player tells story online

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UPDATE JULY 28: How did the suspect, charged with another knife attack and robbery, manage to get released from jail just six days before this incident? We tell you HERE.  Our original story follows.
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Chicago police have confirmed that a North Avenue Beach volleyball league player was stabbed repeatedly as he walked near the Lincoln Park Zoo last Sunday evening. The victim’s Facebook post about the attack has been shared this weekend on Reddit.

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27-year-old Michael Jerome Curry of Garfield Park faces one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in the case, according to court records. His bail is set at $500,000.

The victim said he was walking back to his car around 9:20PM Sunday after playing volleyball when he was “attacked by a random man and stabbed five times” near the intersection of Clark Street and Lincoln Park West in Lincoln Park.

Curry was stopped and arrested by 18th district officers outside of the Lincoln Park Zoo’s farm exhibit at 1846 N. Stockton Drive about 15 minutes later.

“I was taken to Northwestern [Memorial Hospital] where they worked on stitching and stapling me up until 3AM,” the victim said on Facebook. “I was released two days ago but still can’t lift my arm.”

“I hope to be back playing in a few weeks. I know it is generally a very safe area but, even so, anyone who walks from [North Avenue Beach] alone may want to rethink that, especially the women.”

Less than a month before the Lincoln Park stabbing, Curry was arrested near the Chicago Avenue Red Line station and charged with two counts of armed robbery and two counts of aggravated battery in a public place, according to Chicago Police Department records.

Court records that would show how Curry wound up back on the street after the robbery arrest were not immediately available this morning.

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30 comments:

  1. Sad thing is they let this thug out the 1st time. Maybe they will keep him in now before he actually KILLS someone

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  2. Judge "no probable cause" Luckman strikes again? Let's see, here is an idea. When you catch a criminal keep him in jail for a long time so he can't stab a volleyball player, rob again and plunder our city at will.

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  3. Why isn't this douche charged with attempted murder?

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    1. the DA may not be able to prove that it was premeditated; his public defender will surely plead that there was no connection to the victim, and that the perp is mentally ill.

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  4. Maybe it's time to start locking up the judges.

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  5. I hope he is locked up for a long time!

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  6. Isn't Clark & Lincoln Park West about as nice as an area that the city of Chicago has? Isn't that roughly where that relatively new, extremely expensive high-rise condo building is located? If you have predators like this guy attacking people there, the city is lost. I'm sorry - but can you imagine the residents of Central Park West in Manhattan allowing this kind of violence on their doorstep?

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    1. This was basically my next comment. As of late there is post after post after comment after post about how these people are slapped on the wrist and set free the next day. However, there are absolutely no comments as to a) rectifying this problem nor, b) justifying the cost of living in any "better" area of that now pitiful city aka Chicago.

      Not to mimick the tiring word used by every relative of a shooting, stabbing or murder victim across the nation but it's just......"senseless".

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    2. I lived there....and no.
      Random acts occur, sure.
      But the unchecked BS we have here - NO fucking way.

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    3. Welcome to mayor Rahms Chicago. He will not change a fucking thing. Leave. Do not enter.

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    4. I was born and raised on the North Side, I left Chicago 10 years ago, although my best friend of 22 years and his wife still live there in the Bridgeport neighborhood.
      His brother is a cop and I hear the horror stories from him about what is happening back in Chicago, I then searched and found this site, I guess he wasn't exaggerating.
      Anyway, I live in NYC on the UWS and go by Central Park West all the time. Recently, I saw a guy walking around Central Park West yelling and threatening people trying to be a badass, NYPD was on the scene in 2 minutes. NYC has it's issues too, but as you said that kid of thing wouldn't be left alone.
      NYC is about 3x as large as Chicago, but Chicago crime rate is higher than NYC and LA, that is sad to see for my hometown.

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  7. CIB, just wanted to let you know that if the horrific attack in Florida happened here the death toll would be much much higher. CPD's swat team is seen as a necessary evil in this city and horribly under equipped. The majority of the team has to respond in their personal cars to emergency situations. Imagine how long it would take you to get to any location during rush hour in this city. The city's philosophy is hope for the best, which in today's world means more lives lost. It is beyond negligent not to equip the swat officers with emergency vehicles. This is a tragedy waiting to happen. Instead they would rather supply cars to clouted people in "special" units that have absolutely no need for a take home police car. I pray for all of us when we are attacked, because the city is woefully practicing willful blindness to the impending danger we all face.

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  8. If someone walks up to a stranger and stabs them 5 times why is the crime not Attempted Murder? Aggravated Battery sounds like a bunch of drunk Naperville kids fighting outside of Cubby Bear.

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    1. Be thankful. Tunney or any gay bar owner could have called it in as a noise complaint if they witnessed any blood.

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    2. And many progs see the latter as far worse.

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  9. Can we publish the ASAs info and the judge that let this guy back on the street for the armed robbery? Imagine if it had been the judge who had been robbed a month ago. Would the guy be out on the street?

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    1. Yes, to publishing any and all info on this case. And no, to whether or not this guy would be on the street had a judge or his family or friends been robbed or stabbed. The joke is on the tax-paying public.

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  10. And the thug worthless POS Curry will likely end up AGAIN back on the street soon, because of the lame-ass judicial system, namby-pamby judges, and of course primarily because the was just beginning to turn his life around. Sigh .....

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  11. One count of aggravated battery for stabbing somebody five times???
    WTF.
    No 'Attempted murder'? Really?
    Maybe you take a plea to aggravated battery, but you damn well don't start there.

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  12. Judge Luckman's work I presume?

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  13. When he gets out of prison in a year, he will stab another unsuspecting person again. Hopefully his next victim is as lucky as this one.

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    1. Hopefully, his next victim will be one of the namby-pamby judges that continually let vermin like this to be free to prey upon the innocent. Karma.

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    2. Felonies are over a year. Misdemeanors are a year or less.

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  14. Here's a similar story from my hometown. He spent just over a year in prison and after getting out, immediately stabbed a young man on the street, killing him. A guy who randomly stabs an innocent passerby is unwell and will never be well. http://nbc24.com/news/local/judge-tells-man-hell-die-in-prison-for-killing-univ-of-toledo-student

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  15. ummm. . . . the number of "civil suits" in Chicago are staggering. When you have a convicted convict who is collecting five to six figures for being "tased" . . . . and suing the City for excessive force by police. . . . it is a problem. Worse, as a 25 year runner, i never felt threatened with a 10:00 pm run on lakefront. Last week, 90 degrees and four "thugs" wearing black hoodies walking down the middle of the lakefront were so threatening, i am trading in the late runs for 6:00 am runs.

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    1. Good idea. A savvy Chicago native once pointed out to me that the hoodlums were all finally asleep by 7 or 8am. Safe to cycle through Washington Park, etc.

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  16. Chicago is going out of control. High taxes but no help getting people like this THUG off the streets.

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  17. Judge Marvin Luckman

    Send your complaints to:

    Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission
    130 E Randolph Drv #1500
    Chicago IL 60601

    In your complaint, you may wish to reference the Illinois Code of Professional Conduct Rule 1.1 on Competence

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    1. What if there WAS no evidence? The judge would be forced to let him go.

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