Sunday, August 21, 2016

For The Second Time, This Guy's Accused Of Mugging Someone At A Wrigleyville ATM (But WAIT! There's More!)

This story may sound very familiar to you. And with good reason.

Williams (Cook Co. Sheriff's Office)
A man who was accused of robbing a tourist at a Wrigleyville ATM last November has been arrested again—and charge with robbing another man at a Wrigleyville ATM last month.

Cops arrested Jerome Williams in the 3500 block of N. Clark Street last Sunday after he was picked out of a photo line-up by a man who was beaten and robbed at an ATM near Clark and Addison on July 31.

Last November, Williams was arrested at virtually the same address with brothers Marcell and Zikee Townsend after witnesses identified them as the men who robbed a visitor from Texas at a nearby ATM.

The Townsend brothers: Marcell (L) and Zikee (R)
Charges against all three were dropped because the victim did not return to Chicago for a court appearance.

Even more incredibly, both Townsend brothers were arrested again in March after they were accused of robbing yet another man on in Wrigleyville.

Now, it’s Williams’ turn to face Cook County “justice” again.

In the latest mugging, Williams approached a 21-year-old Bloomingdale, IL, man in Wrigleyville, knocked him to the ground with a couple of punches to the face and then went through the stunned victim’s pockets to take a wallet, phone, and $60 cash, prosecutors said.

The latest victim was attacked at this ATM near Clark and Addison
Video of the attack was captured on surveillance video at the nearby Cubby Bear bar, according to police records.

Last Sunday, a police anti-robbery team took Williams into custody after seeing him on Clark Street near the Cubby Bear.

Cops found a package of cocaine in Williams' wallet along with a credit card belonging to another man, according to police.

He’s charged with robbery and cocaine possession.

Of course, this is Cook County, so things aren’t all that bad for Williams. A judge agreed to let him go free on electronic monitoring.

Williams lives in the South Side’s Chatham neighborhood.
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24 comments:

  1. Why does the victim need to spend time and money to prosecute somebody? Is the safety of people who actually live here just not important enough?

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    1. The state takes care of the prosucting. How can you even blame the victim for being robbed? If you dont prosecute the defendent, how are they going to learn and clean up the city?

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    2. If the State doesn't have a complaining witness, they don't have a case. You can't prosecute someone just because you think they're guilty, even if you *know* they are: you need testimony.

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    3. That's one of those constitutional rights accorded to the defendant. His attorney has a right to question the plaintiff, just as the prosecutor has a right / duty to question the defendant. IF the plaintiff or a material witness doesn't show up to court, then the prosecutor has only circumstantial evidence to use to convict. Most prosecutors don't bother with losing cases, so they allow either a plea or they drop charges altogether.

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  2. WTF, who was the judge?

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  3. All the way from Chatham. They must sit around laughing at us. "Those mothfckering northsiders are easy pickings"... "hahahahahahahahahahaah".

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  4. Its very sad what is happening to our once great nation.

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  5. let's see how dows this work. Tunney and police say it's the victim's fault because they show the criminals they have phones, wallets, use alleys and are drunk. I say people stop using businesses that would put you in a victim situation. Once the businesses start losing money then there would be such an uproar that Tunney would have to listen. I no longer go out at night and use restaurants and bars and I no longer invite my suburban friends down here because its just too unsafe. I listen to my scanner and seems like there is just 1 or 2 cop cars stationed down in Lakeview. All night long I hear the victim is calling for the second and 3rd time (an hour later) and on the 4th call they say they are just going to the hospital or home, the criminals are long time gone. (some times I hear like 3 victims phones stolen by what sounds like the same crooks working this neighborhood) It totally sucks to hear that the police only come out to fill out a police report any more. The only time police catch a crook is when an off duty cop is on the street and sees it

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  6. The hubby and I aren't missing any of these characters or crime since we moved out Chicago last autumn. Took 10 yrs for our condo to sell at what we bought it back in 2005. Should have sold and took the loss years ago.

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    1. Wow...mine took two, thought that was long.

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    2. If you have the option of buying for 1 million in NYC or 500K in Chicago - go for NYC. You'll make money over Chicago any day.

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  7. WTF??!? Who was the "judge" who let this thug go?

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  8. It's even come to the upscale northern suburbs. Thanks voters! We'll get more of this and with escalating violence with your progressive brainwashing. http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/police-crime-chicago-suburbs-glenview-north-shore-skokie-evanston-390772312.html

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  9. Talk to Dart and Preckwinkle about that EHM. Those orders come from up there (politically).

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  10. They travel quite a distance to a neighborhood that is filled with obedient victims. Imagine actually fighting back?....sad.

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    1. I see Jackie took off Again, 2 days in a row now. Wow seems like every week same thing. This is why the sheets are so short. We would all like to be off but we have a job.
      Be safe everyone else, back each other up....

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    2. Well someone did fight back and it cost him his life under The L. Can you say my phone is worth my life.

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  11. Toni Preckwinkle has nothing to do with assholes being released. It is the idiot States Attorney who does not give a fuck and the foolish judges. Period. Also many of you voted for the current alderfool and did so without question, thinking no one else was better. Well you are paying the price. So keep voting for liars.

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    1. Preckwinkle is hugely connected. Very very influential. And she's been an outspoken (and successful) opponent of incarceration. You must know that.

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    2. You have no idea how the county justice system works, what the issues really are, and who is aligned with who.

      Dart and Preckwinkle are the main proponents of increased electronic home monitoring, in an effort to save money AND pay off their constituencies, at least emotionally. What they don't care about at all is safety.

      Ultimately it is a fight about money, the jail system, and social justice, with some minor skirmishes involving the Chief Judge about judicial integrity (laughable).

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  12. If you send all the police cars to the south and west sides, to stop their shootings, wise criminals will likely head to where the police cars are no longer present; Wasnt there like 2 working squad cars a few weeks ago, in an entire community, according to SCC?

    Why would anyone on the south side want to mug another person on the southside? They probably have a gun on them, as well. Go up north, where the decent people are, who have no weapons and carry cash.



    way to go, Rahm...

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    1. Am I mistaken, or didn't Rahm during his first campaign actually say he would spread the crime? It's one campaign promise he fulfilled. The others soon to come: spread the poverty.

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  13. Perhaps instead of purchasing private security for the neighborhood we should subsidize a free shuttle bus between Wrigley Field and Kenilworth/Lake Forest? That might get the state involved because what we are doing now doesn't seem to be working.

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  14. We need to start taking names of judges and make a list. don't vote for them. Shame them. Do whatever it takes to get them off the bench. Send letters to Chief Judge Timothy Evans.

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