Thursday, September 08, 2016

New Video Shows Brawl, Gunfire Less Than A Block From Wrigley Field On Sunday


Video sent to CWB Chicago anonymously appears to show a street brawl and shooting attempt unfolding on the streets of Wrigleyville early Sunday. We reported exclusively on the incident hours later.

>See the video HERE<

The whole thing played out around 3 AM, at 1143 West Addison —  less than a block from Wrigley Field.

In the video, a man dressed in a white tee shirt and long red shorts reaches into his waistband and pulls out what appears to be a small gun at the 16-second mark. He places an object behind his back, and he then points the apparent handgun at a group of men and women who are brawling nearby.

Enhanced screen grabs. (Image: CWB Chicago reader)
The man in red shorts then charges at another man, tackles him, and holds him to the ground while others beat and kick the apparent victim.

Throughout the battery, two people near the camera are heard yelling "black lives matter" commentary as well as "Stop kicking! No! No! No! Stop!"

Finally, just over a minute into the video, a series of shots rings out before the video abruptly ends as the cameraman and his companion take cover.

Debris flies up from Addison Street (lower left) after the first shot is heard.
The first bullet appears to strike in the middle of Addison Street. Debris from the impact is seen flying up from the roadway.

No one is in custody for the incident. As we reported on Sunday, witnesses to the shooting described the offender as a 25-year-old black man with short hair who was wearing a white shirt and long red shorts. He was last seen running southbound on Racine from Addison.

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106 comments:

  1. Share the hell out of this. Help to embarrass our mayor and alderman.

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    1. Embarrass blm and the crowd that did this!!! They continue to shoot and kill each other and scream when the police have to shoot one of them. Come on the mayor doesn't care neither do the aldermen.

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    2. The citizens embarrass themselves a lot more by continuing to vote these clowns into office.

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    3. Alderman have no shame. You cannot embarrass them. Cash is king. They would cut their moms throat for a piece of the action.

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    4. The mayor and alderman are too busy doling out the slush funds to their Wilmette investor buddies to bother with the pesky citizens.

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  2. Lovely young ladies...can't wait for someone to go down so they can run in and start kicking. Ahh, YES...they walk among us. Some parent somewhere definitely gets an " F"... maybe they'll do better with the grandchildren ?

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  3. I could do without the drunk bro commentary but what a video. How many times have I walked past that comic book store after a Cubs game? A full on riot going on. The gun fire sounded like the battle scene of a movie. Don't just say to yourself it's 3 AM. This shit is creeping into the day.

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  4. But we have plenty of cops on the street already and don't need more.

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  5. I've got an idea, let's a group of us go down to the South Side and behave this way. See how quick we make the MSM.

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    1. Just try walking down there in the middle of the day. You won't last an hour.

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  6. That commentary was prime...

    It's so sad to see this happening to our neighborhood. It's spreading because Rahm and McCarthy thought it would be a good idea to flood the south and west sides with cops but it's becoming the wild west as a result of them taking the taxpayers' cops away in 019 to fight a war that isn't working. The fact that this is right on Addison in the open is so brazen.

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    1. In the meantime, South & West side are more dangerous than ever. This shit is now spreading to Evanston too. Rahmbo need National Guard troops and tanks, but is too cocky and arrogant to request them.

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    2. Paaaalease tell me just WTF good troops tanks would do? Jeezus.
      What this stupidass city needs is
      - More cops
      - A REAL police management team (as in no merit hacks and a superintendent who doesn't report to the damn mayor)
      - And...wait for it...REAL prosecution of armed criminals.
      There you go.

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  7. Pop pop pop pop pop. Welcome to the new west side.

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  8. In the video at the very end you can clearly see the guy in the white shirt and red shorts take aim and take two shots (.59 mark) one of which hits the street in front of the gentlemen (using the term very loosely) with the red shirt and camo pants that is jogging in the direction of the camera. I wonder if all of the people who are paying millions of dollars for the homes in that area have any idea what they really bought into.

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    1. You're right. You can see a round hit the pavement. Good eye.

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    2. I live on racine/Waveland. There's families that live on Patterson, a block away from this shooting, same street as the December shooting. I often wonder who the f#ck would buy a $300,000 + condo in this area, AND have your kids here.

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    3. You right the family types are writing now that they are moving to the suburbs. If i had kids I would move too. You cannot have your kids play or wander explore their own neighborhood with out running into gang bangers with guns down here

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  9. Worldstar ya'll!!!

    (I don't miss Chicago - at all).

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  10. The shooter is prancing around with his hand down his pants the entire video. I'm no expert in youth customs, but I wouldn't have stuck around to see what he whipped out. Good to hear the videographers in this clip are safe.

    Disgusting doesn't even describe it all. The only thing more pathetic about this show of conflict resolution skills (or lack thereof) is the even more pathetic reason it probably all sparked. A twitter comment? One looked at the other the wrong way?

    I absolutely love this city and I've enjoyed the past decade in Lake View, but count me among those who will pack up before starting a family. Protests won't be organized and highways won't be shut down, Lake View's fed-up population will speak by quietly putting their condos on the market to plan for a future elsewhere. Our leaders do not care, they are simply banking on a never ending influx of young twenty-somethings to keep the neighborhood afloat.

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    1. Savages. Too bad these clowns weren't pulling this crap about 4 blocks to the north and 3 blocks to the West. There's a 3 million dollar home hustle down the street amongst many other nice homes just off Addison. How isn't there more video?

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    2. And the college students will keep coming in unaware of how bad it is. The mayor who has a child in college does nothing to put fear into the hearts of the beast. It just keeps getting more freighting.

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    3. Watch the video again. He pulls it out at :15 and aims it but doesn't have a clear shot. He ends up on top of the guy after this. The big guy in the red shirt is lucky he didn't get shot while he was on the ground.

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    4. Actually, looking at it again that dude has the pistol out the whole time. I think he is pistol whipping that big dude on the red shirt. The smaller guy in the gray/blue shirt appears to be trying to stop him from using the gun the whole time.

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  11. I sold a single family home on this block 2 years ago and I can't imagine trying to sell it now. Add me to the list of people who love the city and planned to raise our kids there, but are now happy to be in the burbs far away from this mess. Mayor Daley wasn't perfect, but he wouldn't be letting this happen to Lakeview like Rahm is.

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    1. Mayor Daley wouldn't let it happen unless it was his damn nephew doing the killing....

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  12. Anonymous 7:34pm - You're absolutely right. I've been reading this blog for years now and people talk a lot and do nothing. [I helped print and post flyers against the BYC move-in, and went to the City Council meeting and spoke on the record, so I feel I've at least tried at some point, fyi.] I am/was a renter, but feel strongly about my neighborhood, wherever I live. I _LOVED_ East Lakeview when I moved there in late 2010. I stayed for 5.5 years and felt more unsafe every day. I recently moved to a different neighborhood (still in the 19th, because since the merger it's SO BIG!) and even here, I am concerned about encroaching gang violence and lack of police manpower. The brazen violence is moving to Evanston, Skokie, and what used to be considered safer neighborhoods in the city (hell, Lakeview used to be considered safe, right? I've almost forgotten that.). I think Rahmbo may be the only person in this city who IS safe. And even his home is super safe even when he's not there! And WHO is less safe because of 3, 4 police cars from OUR DISTRICT protecting his empty home? Not Rahmbo, that's for sure. It's you and me, my neighbors.

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  13. What a disaster. This neighborhood is changing rapidly, for the worse. The criminal element has discovered that our neighborhood is unprotected. Its not going to get better. The crime had gone from a few incidents on the weekends to several every day. A new mayor, new alderman and a old school form of policing might be necessary. What we have now isn't even coming close to helping. In 10 years this will all be gone. Its a shame.

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  14. I used to buy baseball cards there as a kid. We walked right by that place Saturday evening after the game. Such a shame.

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    1. "They need more resources and funding in their community!" I'm not even old and we didn't get or ask for funding in my neighborhood. We did stuff like play baseball, basketball, etc. The stuff we did didn't take money and expensive resources. It's so ridiculous. Glad you see the truth.

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    2. 9:26 PM should be the post of the year so far. Gone long gone. We ran and never looked back.

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    3. They want resources and funding to line their pockets

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  15. But they are just misunderstood. They are just kids. What a joke. Coming to a neighborhood near you.

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  16. As of 10:09 PM not a word to be heard from WLS 7 on this shots fired and battery. I wonder why?

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    1. No media attention from local news or in any news papers. only here.
      Read it here folks because you won't find it anywhere else!
      Thank god we have someone that can actually report the news and are not intimidated by Rahm

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    2. I think you know why

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    3. There's no media attention because no one got shot. Shots fired happen, literally, hundreds of times throughout the city and no one cares. Your alderman, dist cmdr and cops in Lakeview obviously don't care either. Any response from them? Where's the police manpower you've been promised for, what? Three years now? Where's the famed Clark St. detail that is supposedly working 1/2 blk away? Lakeview has been sold out. If it's directly linked to Wrigley and Rickett's money then it is a non-existent problem. Just wait. I promise that things will get worse. They seem to always do.

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    4. Ummm, the actual problem is on full display?

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  17. There is no doubt about it, Chicago has become a war zone and it has been empowered by politicians that don't care, media that turn a blind eye, and citizens that continue to vote for the status quo. This story ain't gonna end well.

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  18. So are these Lakeview residents? Probably not so what neighborhood did they come from and what are they doing here? Wonder what the fight was about?

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    1. Anonymous @ 12:41 On Saturday nights Exodus II has their Hip-Hop night. All kinds of problems come with that crowd, I know most of the bar owners/managers on Clark street. Some of the kids are too young to get in so they just park their cars, drink from plastic cups, blare car sound systems, and have a good old time. The kids in this video resemble the kids who are partying on Wrigleyville side streets well into the morning.

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    2. I'm pretty sure it was about String Theory and its compatibility with General Relativity.
      ....or was this one the debate about John Calvin's place in a modern moral context?

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    3. Interesting to know, and it makes a lot of sense ... I'll be paying more attention to what is hosted at that club from now on.

      Almost a shame that the Ricketts family didn't just buy up this property too.

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  19. The human trash yelling where's black lives matter repeatedly is no better than those goons.

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    1. Bull forking snot. The commenter was accurately exposing how absolutely hypocritcal BLM is. BLM howls at the top their lungs when its white on black shootings, particularly white cop shoots a black man. But black on black crime? You never hear from them EVER!

      Complete hypocracy. But nobody ever calls BLM out on this because it's not PC. How eff'd up our country has become.

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  20. Keepin' it classy. Just great!
    How many of 'em are named Sims?

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  21. Darn Cubs fans.

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  22. I'd be willing to bet that crime is roughly the same as it was 5 or 10 years ago in this neighborhood. Only difference is that with the advent of neighborhood watch sites and DNA info and, of course, camera phones you see and hear about it a lot more often.

    Having said that, these people really suck and I hope they are all caught and thrown in jail for a period longer than 30 days.

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  23. Look at all the homes and apartment buildings these jokers are in front of. Just where did those 6 stray bullets go? An innocent persons home? car? or worse. A miracle no one was hurt.

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  24. Count me in as another leaving town as soon as my lease is up. Things are getting way out of hand.

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  25. As a citizen of Chicago, born and raised here this video is shameful, disgusting and sadly a sign of the times. For years this has been on the pot stewing and not it is ready. No fathers at home or when they are home, unable to work, that puts pressure on the women in the family, who now have to work twice as hard. The kids are home alone and the gangs realize that, the idiot media constantly telling black and brown kids you need money to make it otherwise you are worthless. The foolish children then ditch basic education and focus on making money legal or not or playing sports or being on The Voice. The legal system is a joke. Violent criminals are released due to their age not the crime. 18, 19 years young with multiple gun felonies you can never work again. Period. But they are lied to. Throwing money at the problem is not a solution. But the politicians do not care at all.

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  26. I'm with everyone on blaming the politicians and the media, but the "parents" and communities that created these miscreants bear a larger portion of the blame. Neither of those two parties are ever held accountable, but like many of us, point at those more detached and blame them instead. The most complicit accomplices to these crimes are parents, communities, politicians, media, in that order. And in all four categories, chicago is declining.

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  27. The author states " Throughout the battery, two people near the camera are heard yelling "black lives matter." A bit out of context as they are actually saying sarcastically "Where's Black Lives Matter now?" a bit different and it's a good thing these fine citizens (sarcasm) didn't hear the videographers attitude or they may have been next.

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  28. Well the Ricketts are a bunch of idiots for putting all that money into the area and saying nothing in the media about this to the mayor. Come on down to Wrigleyville and a good time and get robbed,beat up or even shot. Disgusting. Its all about putting money in their pockets. Its not for the Cubs the fans or the residents of the area. If it was they would put more police in the area and not allow this crap to happen. Wake up people cubs fans.

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    1. the ricketts are idiots for many reasons; but not this one. they are protected and that's all that matters. too bad this comment won't be posted.

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  29. talk is cheap.

    vote with your wallet. vote with your feet. it's the only thing the money pigs that control our government care about.

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    1. After 15 years, did that.

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  30. City is turning into a cesspool.. when are you going to vote these fools running it outy? Same as the state of Illinois.

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  31. Nothing is going to change until the police start actually policing. Give out tickets for moving violations, pull people over for speeding, arrest people for public intoxication, give citations for open container. These are all violations I see DAILY in Lakeview that get zero attention by police. The message this sends is that it's OK to come to Lakeview and violate the laws. The result is that year over year, the crimes people are getting away with are increasingly serious. We have to give police the power to police again without fear of being the next youtube star or losing their badge.

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    1. First off you need more police. Nobody seems to care except for people on this web sight.

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    2. The government/politicians have tied the hands of police officers in this entire country. seriously YouTube stars why don't you go tell that to the families of the six officers that were assassinated in Dallas.. Or the two officers assassinated in New York in their squad car eating lunch.

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    3. Thank you so much for understanding our position and sorry we can't do what we used to. Not that it was wrong or illegal, it's just not possible now. Thank you again.

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    4. Uh, the "Youtube stars" are basically beating women and shooting unarmed people. So, what exactly are you inferring that we allow them to be able to go back and do again?

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    5. "Uh, the "Youtube stars" are basically beating women and shooting unarmed people. So, what exactly are you inferring that we allow them to be able to go back and do again?"

      ******

      Wow, this is your view of police. Who was beating women, abate?! One guy who has since been fired, who was hit in the face with a glass by the lady before the edited version was released? Unarmed? The one car thief recently who was part of a network identified as stealing cars and using them in drive-by shootings? Laquan M., an innocent teen who tried slitting a Spanish man's throat and stabbed at police vehicles, who refused to drop the knife and represented a deadly threat to the public and officers.

      Excuse me but please list all of your examples of the police you hate. Proud to be fetal

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  32. Nothing will change until the police we do have are empowered to police again. I see cars with broken lights, running through stop signs all the time. I see people walking down streets in lakeview drunk with open containers every weekend. These people aren't getting ticketed or arrested. The message is that these behaviors are OK. Year after year of this subtle message and this is what we have now. The wild west where unless you're actively shooting someone or stabbing them on the street in daylight, the police won't do anything.

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  33. yeah. after 16 years living here, and starting a family, it really does seem like it's time to go. Or I could wait till I got shot, then really say I should've left sooner. Or wait till my kids get mugged at gunpoint leaving Blaine.

    yeah, time to go.

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    1. Just leave. Do not be a prisoner just trying to take out your trash or parking your car. Move out. Enjoy life again.

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  34. Anyone who drinks in Wrigleyville on weekends only has to walk 5 feet north on Clark(near exodus) to see the crowd is thugs and the bars are suffering. Shut down these problematic bars and give Wrigley the full facelift it deserves. Do simple better

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    1. Exodus has been there for decades. Man those were the days. A few weed smokers who always kept their shit together. You could walk from a bar to a food joint and never look back. See how bad this has become? Living in the past to remember peace? How dare the Emanuel administration for letting this happen to our once fair city. Curse you.

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  35. I can't believe how many shootings Lakeview has had this year, I'm terrified the worst will happen before my lease is up in the spring. I wish these didn't have to be the last of my memories of this neighborhood.

    There's always a lot of talk about it but I would absolutely get involved in anything to make it more secure before I go.

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    1. Get involved of relocating to another state. Your life maters.

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    2. Planning on it, I have some time left on my lease however so I'm going to be in th neighborhood a bit longer and would like to do what I can. Thanks though.

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    3. People always use that lease excuse. I just left. They slipped some fake court document under my door for the remaining months rent (not the remaining amount of the 6 months left of the lease mind you). That document was never filed and after the letter I wrote them Beal Properties knew they didn't stand a chance in hell in front of a judge anyway.

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  36. Imagine the mayhem after the Cubs finally win a World Series. I wouldn't want to live within a 3 block radius of 1060 W Addison.

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    1. It will be mayhem-I spoke with one of the commanders in charge of the wrigley detail last week and the cubs already are disregarding measures the cpd wants to put in place for crowd control as we get closer. it will be every man and woman for themselves, and no amount of cops can change it.

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  37. Five years ago I scoffed at people who said Chicago would go way of Detroit. No more...

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  38. Keep up the good work CWB. Our local mainstream media hacks picked up on this story and aired it on the 5 PM news. Without you this gets unoticed.

    Hopefully more of these stories will raise the heat under our 9.5 digit-midget mayor/dictator and his Alderpimp and get them out of office. Hope is a good thing

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  39. I was at the Cubs vs. Pirates game on 8/29 at Wrigley Field. It was a night game and afterwards me and my buddy decided to bounce around the bars for some beers after the game. There were numerous times while we were walking that groups of large black males (sorry if that offends anyone but it's the facts), who were just standing around Clarke and Addison (by the Cubby Bear facing Clarke st) would subliminally say "got that coke" or "got that yayo" as we walked by them. Sometimes they would just say "coke" or "yayo" as we walked by them. I was shocked at the brashness and the obvious attempts that they were making to apparently sell drugs, and it seemed as if it was the reason why they were down there. So, I was not suprised when I saw this above incident in the news. I have been going to wrigley as an adult every year since 2002 and I have never thought that the the neighborhood was gong to shit, but apparently it is (or maybe it has always been like that idk) I did see two patrol officers up the street but the aura that they put off did not seem like one of integrity so I didn't even bother mentioning it.

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    1. Yep sounds about right. Just within the past month there was a post here on the blog about CPD busting a bunch of dealers in the neighborhood. Sadly they're here because there is demand. People are buying their product trying to elevate their night out. I see the same thing when I drive the west side for work, kids on street corners for no apparent reason, etc. obvious dope pushers. Same dealers are coming into Lakeview cause they can sell more at a higher price I assume. But a lot of people do cocaine, you'd be very very surprised. DePaul students might be the worst. Something about kids raised Catholic finally being away from home.

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    2. So you SAW people dealing drugs, SAW 2 police officers, but didn't say anything to them as the "aura" was wrong? WTF! YOU are the PROBLEM!!

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    3. He didn't witness any drug deals, just Wrigley Field hustlers muttering drug words, which is not a crime. Even if they are selling, they may not be holding. To suggest the original poster is the PROBLEM is insulting.

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    4. "Muttering drug words" as if advertising the sale of Narcotics is referred to as SUB (soliciting unlawful business) and is a crime. In Narcotics sales, the person advertising is often not holding Narcotics or guns. They have block security (with a gun on them or nearby) and the seller who takes the money for drugs or, in some cases, a separate person for collecting money and one to distribute the Narcotics. You also have everyone on then block acting as a look-out who call out police. You also have decoy runners whose purpose is to get cops to chase them and not those holding guns, drugs or dope money. Why? Because people like you see drug sales as a simple crime that is cut and dry. If you work the job in a high-Narcotics area you learn how intricate it is. Profit and violence is intricately linked with Narcotics sales. Dope networks like to minimize arrest and prosecution and adapt ways to prevent prosecution. However SUBs and drug arrests have ceased to exist as police are seen as arresting people for stupid charges like SUBs, which typically go nowhere in court anyways, but were done to take members of dope boys off the block.

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  40. The video was seen on DRUDGE yesterday. You made Drudge Report. Now that's cool. Pop pop pop pop pop. Crazy ass Chicago.

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  41. With valor there is hope. Dear Mr. Mayor Chicago needs more police. Thousands more. Be a leader of your police and protect and defend your city. The time is now. Before you go back to Washington DC if by a small chance Hillary is elected please do something anything to start to protect your tax payer's from the evil that has been taking over against us. Rham is a silent leader just like Obama. Enough.

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  42. That video should have been the top story on WGN WLS WMAQ WBBM FOX 32 WFLD. Fuck them. We the people of this once great city will not stand for this.

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    1. Lol. Channel 5 showed a small snippet of the brawl but not the shooting. Not in Wrigleyvlle!

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    2. ....I beg to differ. The people of this once great city ARE standing for it.
      Sorry, but that's the fact.
      - A Rahm recall election isn't even a remote possibility.
      - How much real pressure do you think the stooges are under? Do you ever see any of them dropping by here to explain what they're doing?
      - Sorry buddy, but the citizens of this once great city wouldn't stand up to a gentle breeze unless it was first blessed by the democrat machine.
      What a bunch of sheep. Unreal.

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  43. It remind's me of what is the new Germany and France. There is no security leadership at this point. Be warned. This is evil out of control.

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  44. Why don't you people start marching on the 4200 block of North Hermitage? That's where the problem lies. Stop blaming the police. They can't do anything when a power-hungry scuzzball like Rahm withholds video in order to win an election. He alone has entered this city into its sad decline.

    So inform the media of your plans to hold a rally in front of his house, bring a copy of your tax bill, and demand that he not only hire more police that can actually patrol your neighborhood, but STAND behind them when these lice-people come into your hood and try to run amok of the laws that we, as a civilized society have. And if he can't do that, demand he step down. FORCE HIM TO STEP DOWN. IT'S TIME FOR A BOSTON TEA-PARTY like revolt in this city, from the actual tax-payers. And no, not some bullshit Republican National movement like recent years past. A real revolution, steeped in capitalism by working people who actually pay taxes. If you people can't do this, then maybe it really is time you move out to the suburbs or back to your Michigans, Ohios and Iowas. You want to be real Chicagoans? This is your shot. Remove the little prick from office and send him back to Mommy and Daddy in Winnetka, or out to a Think Tank in DC where he can play ruinous dictator on a Battleship board instead of OUR BELOVED CITY.

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    1. This is well stated. IT burns me this little turd lives in our neighborhood with his palace guard, while 1. His neighbors put him in office (sorry the machine that controls his neighbors put him in ), 2. his northside neighbors pay the bills in this city, 3. his northside neighbors have endured one tax after another. They tried to scare us that Chuey would screw the northside, lolol. He couldn't do any worse than Rahm.

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    2. A rally? But it's football season and the Cubs are heading for a World Series.

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    3. You organize it; I'll be there

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  45. where are the 5 tactical teams here?

    Why do none work midnights?

    They are all gone by 3am!!

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  46. Scary stuff. Seems like the shooter was trying to scare off the others by shooting rather than to actually shoot them. It would be great to get a full account of everything from the guys who shot the video. If they were too wasted that might not be so accurate.

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  47. Apparently our investors literally doubling the rents over just 5 years, to the point where a 2 bedroom apartment exceeds that of a 5000 square foot home in the suburbs, is not helping our crime stats.

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  48. This behavior is directly related to the new rules the police have to follow. CPD used to be able to stop these animals at the Red Line. However, on Jan 01, 2016 the CPD released the cumbersome ISR report required for every street stop. Included in these new regulations, that Rahm and McCarthy allowed the ACLU to write, was the requirement to issue the stopped individual a receipt with the officers full name and star number clearly printed. These reports all get forwarded to the ACLU for review to determine if the stop was lawful or if the officer acted reasonably. Oh, and the criteria for stopping someone was increased to articulable reasonable suspicion and officers were restricted from using their street experience, area knowledge or hunches.

    Last month, CPD restricted officers from arresting people or even ticketing people with less then 10 ounces of marijuana. On the streets of Chicago that's a large amount.

    Combine these two huge "radical transformations" of reasons on to stop the thugs and the general war on police administered by the Obama administration and perhaps you can have an idea as to why these animals are loose in Wrigley.

    And for the record, nothing will improve with Hillary Clinton as president. In fact, things will get even worse.

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  49. Ok, I understand how disturbing and sick this has gotten in Chicago, but what exactly can politicians do? I've read where they are coming up with an idea to trace ammunition back to the seller. The article mention that this could be affective, in my opinion, in a small way. However, I don't see much that can happen to actually stop the gang violence, except reaching out to the gang members and their opps, to reach some kind of solution. Yet, the politicians are not the reason these individuals join gangs and get involved in criminal activities. This situation starts at home (neighborhood, community, family). Let's stop pointing fingers and think for a minute; exactly what is being done at home to help stop this recurring violence (unauthorized purge).

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  50. You were lied to. They combined two districts because they thought very little crime in those white tax paying neighborhoods, so let us combine them. Then you promptly lost half your officers to attrition and transfers. You elected Rahm twice along with your alderman. You are footing the bill. The commander is a three time meritorious promotee who is completely over his head but the manpower is not his fault either. You have lost Mass Transit Tactical Units, Summer Mobile Units, rapid response teams (i.e. SOS, TRU, Gang Crimes North, etc.) Take that mayor and that alderman to the woodshed. It is the only way.

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    1. Word!
      Thank you for bringing ...what do they call those things again...
      ...oh yeah....FACTS!

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  51. "Take that mayor and that alderman to the woodshed." Hilarious. I'm one of the idiots with time on who volunteered for summer mobile. The superintendent played it smart in branding the program "summer mobile," as if it were the previous summer mobile programs. We're just plugged into the same south and west side districts most of us came from. Eddie Johnson is an absolute turncoat and snake. I'm not going to call him a fat slob. Actually, yes I will.

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  52. So basically we're fucked

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    1. "Basically" is just a filler word as is "like." It is more accurate to just say "We're fucked."

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    2. "Basically" is just a filler word as is "like." It is more accurate to just say "We're fucked."
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      Yes smarty pants, I think that was the intent of the poster and I laughed. By saying "basically," he/she was encapsulating the article in its entirety with the crude, comical implicit statement of "we're fucked."

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  53. I'm one of those who has left. I sold my condo last fall and left Chicago, a city I loved. I intact end Tunney and said I would do this. I refuse to fund fat cat teacher's unions pensions and tolerate more and more crime. Events validate this decision every day

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