Monday, July 11, 2016

Cops: Armed robbery offender was caught with gun in Boystown last winter (but a judge threw the case out)

Askew (top) and Shabazz
One of the men accused of tackling, beating, and robbing a senior citizen at gunpoint Sunday afternoon was arrested in Boystown last winter and charged with brandishing a replica firearm during a fight on Halsted Street.

Days later, a Cook County judge threw out the weapons charge against David Shabazz finding “no probable cause” despite statements by multiple witnesses and police officers’ own reports of recovering a Sig Sauer blue steel air pistol from Shabazz’s coat.

Now, 20-year-old Shabazz is accused of pointing a gun, beating, and robbing a 63-year-old long-time Lakeview resident with 18-year-old Juwan Askew near the victim's home at Barry and Kenmore.

Shabazz is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, armed robbery, and aggravated battery of a senior citizen. Cops say he is a member of the Traveling Vice Lords street gang.

Askew is charged with armed robbery, aggravated battery of a senior citizen, and resisting police.

Boystown Incident

A Sig Sauer pellet gun
Police responding to a call of a man with a gun at Halsted and Aldine shortly after 2AM on February 6 were flagged down by two witnesses who said that a man walking westbound on Aldine had just brandished a handgun during a fight on the street.

Cops who caught up with the man—later identified as Shabazz—said they found the look-alike air pistol in his coat.

But, charges against Shabazz were tossed out at a hearing several days later.

Incredibly, Chicago police records show that one day after Shabazz was arrested in Boystown, he was arrested again near his home in Englewood. He was charged with trespassing…and possession of a pellet handgun.

Court records from the Englewood case were not immediately available.

Sunday

A number of witnesses who saw Sunday’s attack have written about the incident in the comments section of our original report.

According to various posts, the victim was bleeding after being knocked to the ground, kicked and punched by two offenders. Chicago police said in a statement today that the victim had been punched in the face.

Sources have confirmed that the victim is a long-time resident of the Kenmore and Barry area. He is a world-renowned expert on ancient Egypt.
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29 comments:

  1. Was it judge Luckman on the original case?

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  2. let me guess the judge, that senile old fool "no probable cause" Luckman?

    CWB readers, stop asking for a name to throw out, you have the one that needs to go, LUCKMAN.

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  3. That young man Askew appears to have gone to ash Wednesday services and was ready to turn his life around. just give him another chance. oh sorry, its a tattoo. Throw the ugly little turd in the pokey.

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    1. That's a scar from jumpin' the CTA turnstiles and he just decided to make it into a tattoo.

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  4. I saw a tweet about a smash & grab at an optical stop. Any details on that? I live right near Alderman Smith's office.

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    1. Yep. Putting together a burglary update story. It'll be in there.

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  5. ASSkew and ShawbASS, two ugly POS scum to have ever lived. A world renowned expert on Egypt gets hurt by this total scum. What a waste. And to think these wastes of life are free thanks to Crook county criminal justice system, pathetic parents, and Englewood gang "culture". What a disaster, and it goes on every day now. LOCK THEM UP!!!!!!

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  6. Both are pillars of society. I am sure they live in the neighborhood (hardly)

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  7. Link to the FB page for Mr. Shabazz - https://www.facebook.com/david.shabazz.376

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    1. The folks at Richards Career Academy must be proud.

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  8. And Mr. Askew's FB page - https://www.facebook.com/juwan.askew.75?fref=ts
    I especially enjoy the gang signs he flashes. Maybe he should run for mayor

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  9. No probable cause previously? Makes me sick.

    Kudos to all involved in apprehending these jackassses. Especially CPD, both on and off duty.

    Now please put these pieces of sh@t away for a very long time. Please.

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  10. Pretty sure one of these dudes is the one that told me I have a "nice ass" from across the street by the 7-11 years ago. I guess I was supposed cross and give him my phone number or sumpthin'. It was a dead Thursday night and the only other noise was those CPD dune buggies buzzin' up and down the street. My Chicago memories.....

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  11. What is the judge's name?

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  12. I've got to move to another country. Those "youth" are America's future. And the future is now.

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  13. The judge who released these low life's should be billed for the victims medical care costs along with a well deserved disbarment.....Shame on you Judge- your mugshot should be posted alongside these perps. Victims Lives Matter! Shame on you Timothy Evans and the poorly meted justice your courts provide. And one last thing....Shame on you Tom Tunney, you will have no legacy for your ineffective reign - do the right thing and resign- we the residents of Lakeview have zero respect for you- You are not only a lame duck, you are also just lame.....

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  14. Who was the judge?! Same one that let the guy go that knocked the off duty cop unconscious on Wrigleyville !?!

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  15. Was it Luckman again?

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  16. If you're a cop and some thug pulled a replica that looked like the one in this picture on this page would you shoot? Or would you stop and say "Sir, I see that you have pulled what appears to be a handgun. I shall now wait and see if the apparent firearm shoots real ammuntion?"

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  17. These judges should have to have the offenders they release live next door to them, maybe they would be less likely to let these thugs out then.

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  18. Who wants to wager these guys will be sauntering down Lakeview streets by the weekend?

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  19. I suppose Lughead Luckman does not live anywhere near the area, and sees no personal risk to effectively throw open the jails.

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  20. I hope this time Cook County gives them double secret probation. Yes, that will fix the problem.

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  21. What's the status of their bond/bail?

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  22. It is not 100% a judge when a criminal gets released like this... A Officers report plays in as well as whoever is testifying and if the Assistant States Attorney presents the case well or simply does not care. Wake up folks your City, County, and State suck

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    1. No no, buddy. To an extent true. However, I've had judges thank me for my candor while finding no probable cause or not guilty and, since I stopped caring, have appeared more credible because the judges know I'm not going to say something just to get a win. I've often heard a question, knew the result of me responding a certain way, but say the whole truth what chips away or outright throws a case out... officer, when you were approaching my client from the other side of the car, did you see a gun drop or just hear a sound of a 'metal clink,' as you put it? Of course I can't see through metal and, even if I could, if I didn't see it I didn't see it. I'm not going to say yes, risk getting impeached and fired to win a conviction of an offender. An offender that will be right back in the streets anyways.

      State (prosecutors) can only do so much as well. Some judges may feel the evidence doesn't truly stack up. However, I've had judges, such as Howard in 203 ("203 sets em free"), literally cross me as if she were the defense Atty because I was killing it. She shut down state multiple times in favor of the PD, etc. surprisingly, got the win on UUW-handgun/PCP. I think I've literally said "I really don't care to be honest with you" on the stand. Seems to go over quite well actually...and it's the truth. I have zero vested interest in swaying a court into a conviction for whatever monster I arrested. If you choose to them as the "victim" of police, so be it, they won't end up in my neighborhood.

      The problem is they only look at convictions and usually only for upgrades. That needs to change. I arrested a guy for weed (smoked it right in front of me and tossed it and the bag). He lied and lied that that wasn't his. I said "fuck it," through him in the car and decided he was going in. Background in car revealed 18 arrests of cannabis and AGG crim sexual assault of a minor (13 yo girl). Guess, was he convicted for any of the 18 weed arrests? How about the AGG sex assault? Nope! He said he never did any of that...yeah, just like I didn't see him smoking a blunt and throw it to the ground with a bag of weed. Guess what probable cause hearing judge held? Yup! Finding of no PC. I knew it. 30+gr are Felony.

      We write tight paper or tight enough, we being the bad man in, state tries, defense denies and the judges pick and choose what laws they want to uphold. It is now acceptable to assume the police are liars, abusers and the bad man so it's openly hostile and skeptical in the courtroom.

      Want solid evidence that judges selectively enforce the laws?! Go to any branch court. The judges have unofficial policy for PCS (heroin, crack, coke, etc.). On the south side, anything under .8 gr of a controlled substance was tossed (finding of no probable cause). The west side is anything below 1gr is thrown out. The exception is if surveillance is conducted and a hand-to-hand is witness by surveillance officers. Don't believe me? Go watch yourself. Watch how any case under a gram is thrown out for "finding of no probable cause." Sorry, to the few good judges out there, but you know this specific finding leads us into lawsuits, as it is determined we literally had no PC to arrest. Simply put, it was an illegal arrest!

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  23. Unfortunately the progressives who run the youth shelters around here (they make six figures by the way) consistently tell these youth who come to Lakeview that being a criminal is part of their culture. Rather than persuade them to straighten out, they are actually encouraged to act like thugs, due to P.C. and a heavy dose of anti-Americanism. What could be more racist, not to mention a colossally wasted opportunity, to help kids who are clearly coming here for help and acceptance. The people at the youth shelters have turned into virtual pimps and gang leaders.

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  24. I can't decide which one is uglier??

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  25. Maybe it was the same judge that let kristopher Pitts out after he assaulted a police officer with a machete. While out he then proceeded to murder Kevin O'Malley.

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