Thursday, September 08, 2016

No Bail For Man Accused Of Robbing Off-Duty Cop In Lakeview

An 18-year-old Near North Side man is being held without bond tonight after being charged with multiple felonies, including the robbery of an off-duty Chicago police officer Saturday evening in Lakeview.

Hammond (Chicago Police Dept)
Kendall Hammond of the 500 block of W. Chestnut is charged with four counts of armed robbery - firearm, one count of unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle, one count of disarming a police officer, one count of aggravated assault with a weapon to a police officer, and one count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, according to court records. All of the charges are felonies. He is also charged with fraudulent use of a credit card, a misdemeanor.

Hammond is accused of being one of three men who robbed the off-duty officer and the officer's wife around 9:25PM Saturday in the 3100 block of North Ravenswood.

Prosecutors say Hammond was identified as the offender who pointed a gun at the officer and the woman while other offenders robbed the couple.

Police say Hammond made incriminating comments to detectives after he was taken into custody around 11:30PM Tuesday in the 1400 block of North Halsted Street.

Hammond allegedly told cops that he and some companions came to Lakeview via CTA on Saturday and proceeded to steal a car, and commit at least one other robbery before holding up the off-duty officer, according to court records.

The status of charges against a juvenile who was questioned in connection with Saturday's crimes was not immediately available.
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75 comments:

  1. I get the feeling the police were a little more motivated to solve this crime than usual

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    1. No and stop talking out of your rear and. Take a test wear the 30-45lbs of equipment and join us seeing as you know how things are. Or please let us know where you work so we can pick you apart

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    2. I'd say. When someone robs a cop, he just became more dangerous. Because, he now has no fear of anything. That is a guy you have to find fast before he kills someone. Think about that for a moment. Of course the cops added more manpower and resources to find him. They better everytime. He was not your regular robber.

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    3. .....really?
      This little f~<kwit would have robbed any of us???? He'd have been charged with 'mislaid property' and 'misdemeanor assault', and given the the Preckwinkle / Fox pat on the head and $11 Burger King gift card.
      I'm not knocking the cops or prosecutors here. Just...this is what needs to happen ALL the time.

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    4. I was beat up pretty good by a gang of guys who took my phone. The cops caught them and charged them with misdemeanor battery. They seemed to be a bit more motivated in this crime. Perhaps they should be. But the fact of the matter is that you cannot deny they devoted a lot more resources to this than the standard robbery case.

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    5. @6:24 AM
      Stop being such a whiney baby. It's really not becoming of an officer.
      The OP just stated what's obvious -'Cops were more motivated here'.
      Well ... of course they were. Good. They should be. Anybody with 1/2 a brain is happy they were.
      ....dear god.....

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    6. The OP said "Cops were more more motivated here" so it must be true. The. Calling someone a "whiny baby" and still expecting them to risk their lives for us. Of course, nothing wrong with this picture. Maybe they're just sick of the vast majority slamming them. Read the posts on here. Some supportive but a lot of them critical. Nothing wrong with criticizing someone but I'm a firm believer that if you are so inclined to ride a high horse that you see it prudent to always criticize a person maybe you should do what they do first. I don't go around reading articles about heart surgeons and hurling criticism if something doesn't go as planned. I guess that's the difference between us. What do you do by the way? Can we talk about your job?

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    7. 1) OK. No problem. My business is money management. Retirement funds and the like. I have no special right to be exempt from criticism. Nor does my business or the industry. I have no special 'right' to be offended when people do criticize. Sometimes it's well deserved. So criticize away.
      2) Using your 'logic' everyone should just shut up about the job the mayor's doing...until what...until you've earned the right because you've been the mayor? And don't speak poorly of the aldermen...until you've been one?? The same applies to your heart surgeon? If we all stayed off such 'high horses' we'd still be groveling around in the desert. On foot. Waiting for somebody else to figure out how to ride horses without being criticized.
      3) In any case, and I cannot stress this enough THE OP DIDN"T CRITICIZE ANYTHING. Nothing. Got that? Nothing. Read it again. It was 'his feeling'. And we should all damn-well hope he was right. The cops SHOULD have been more motivated. Jeezus. Hammond is a serial offender who mugged a cop and took his...gun. Read "Danger!" Read "Damn good reason to be extra motivated." Read "What the hell would you expect?"
      4) Taking extra-special offense (stop talking out of your rear) when NONE was offered...and further claiming a special exemption from criticism (take the test / wear heavy gear) in no way benefits law enforcement. It's cheap. And yes, in my view it's whiney. But most-important, it doesn't benefit LEOs.

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    8. "I was beat up pretty good by a gang of guys who took my phone. The cops caught them and charged them with misdemeanor battery. "
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      Remember, police do not determine the charges that are filed. Prosecutors do.

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    9. CWB @12:42
      Good point, as always.
      But I think it's important to recall that police 'present' the initial charges to the prosecutors. In that way they can influence things.

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  2. The little shit robbed the wrong couple that night.

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  3. Meanwhile, Chicago just had its 3,000th shooting this year. I feel for you guys, but I'm glad I left.

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    1. Amen. Me to. Get out if you can.

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  4. It helps when you get a partial plate and a professional witness.

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  5. Great news!
    Thank you CWB as always great reporting.
    Now if we can just keep the little punk locked away !!

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  6. He definitely deserves at least two months of probation.

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    1. Lmao. So funny yet so sad

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  7. They bypass so many other areas to cone to Lakeview...perhaps they would get a fight in Berwyn?...

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  8. So sad an 18 year old's life is over. We are failing as a society.

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    1. Much better to have his life over with than an innocent victim(s).

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    2. Um what?? I'm not sad for this punk at all. Everyone knows you don't stick a gun in someone's face and rob them.

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    3. His 'life' is over because he got caught pointing a gun at innocent people in order to take their belongings. It is a 'life' that most certainly needs to be over. Oh, and the bit about failing this kid- please direct that disdain towards his parents.

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    4. His "life is over" for 2 purposes - 1) as a punishment to him, and 2) a deterrent to others. We have to get ahead of this and prevent future attacks, best way is to change behavior through fear of imprisonment. Right now these guys think its ok to pull a gun on anyone.

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    5. Yes, just so very tragic that his society put a gun into his hands. Shame on all those police, teachers, volunteers of after school programs and social workers. Maybe if the people in his society had just worked a little bit harder, than this kid's "parents" wouldn't have to see him serve jail time. So sad, really.


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    6. What would you estimate the sum total of all the money our society spent educating, feeding, housing, etc this guy? I would guess it's close to a million dollars. How much would have been enough?

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    7. Are you serious 4:57? It's sad that he thought that pointing a gun at someone's head is acceptable. That's called common sense. I am rightly sure you would feel very differently about this if it was your head (or someone you loved) that had the gun pointed to it.

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    8. To the one sad for the offender.... You are one of the reasons crime is out of control. How are you sad for the bad guy??? What is wrong with your mind?

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  9. Chicago is fucked.

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  10. It's going to get worse much worse

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  11. Why is using fraudulently using someone else's credit card only a misdemeanor?

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  12. Let's keep raising taxes so we can fund full pensions for retirees at age 55 but don't use a dime of it to put more police on the streets. Chicago has the most screwed up priorities.

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    1. Do you know why they have to race to pay into that pension fund? It's because your great mayor Daley did not pay into that fund as he was supposed to and actually took money out of it for whatever he chose to.

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    2. Not to mention how the police pension fun had a Daley appointee, against the union wishes, who made a $250 million investment, robbing all officers of a quarter billion dollars of their own hard-earned money. The officers should just eat that cost too!

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  13. Chicago is an awesome city and great place to live, work and visit. This crime wave will subside, like new york's did. And after that the finances will be fixed by restructuring, and all is good. Winters are even getting warmer!

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    1. New York developed some competence. There is no sign of that coming true in Chicago.

      It seems the only way to not get bail or be paroled by a stupid judge is to have your victim be a cop.

      (Warm winter mean more crime too).

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    2. I want whatever you're smoking...

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    3. What in the hell are you on?
      Drinking the same Kool-Aid Rahm's been passing to the media ?... Scary !

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    4. I'm just visioning success. We need this to happen somehow. My son is one of the college kids that moved to Lincoln Park, which is why I follow this blog closely. When I visit the city at least 2x a month it is awesome.

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    5. "... one of the college kids that moved to Lincoln Park?" Great! More jobless kids with heaps of student debt, getting a stipend from mommy & daddy and living in one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the city! Obviously "not" economics majors!

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    6. New York's crime went down in the 90s thanks to proactive policing and stop and frisk. The ACLU won't go for that. It's unfortunate too that it isn't allowed because it worked!!

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    7. Yes! Yes! Yes!
      Because, unicorns.
      (And rainbows too, but that's just obvious.)

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    8. Reply to ""... one of the college kids that moved to Lincoln Park?""

      Maybe it's time to be the responsible parent and request he LEAVE Lincoln Park - it was a bad decision, and help find him nice condo or apartment in a safe area near a Metra station in the suburbs.

      Then send Rahm and Alderman Smith a letter telling them to go fuck themselves and the horse they road in on and why. Maybe cc the local FBI office while your at with all you have learned about Chicago from this blog.

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    9. I should have said college grad, joining the thousands of young professionals streaming into the city from around the midwest, as more companies re-locate into downtown. They are easy targets for these criminals..

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    10. Rahm has the sycophant media eating out of his hand by planting stories about how great Chicago is. It's truly sickening. This is why he has to be defeated with all his aldermen

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  14. Those people go away to prison the same way the rest of us go away to college. He will be out in 4 years with lots of street cred, which he values more than a bachelors degree.

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  15. 500 block of W. Chestnut
    ^^ that's the gold coast. He must live in one of the subsidized housing units. Glad he incriminated himself. Please don't let this man out of jail.

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    1. It's the remnants of the Cabrini row houses actually.

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    2. No that is not the Gold Coast

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    3. Btw this upstanding citizen made threats to shoot any Police he saw over the summer.....

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  16. He will be out in no time. This is just a resume builder.

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  17. Be careful out there. Savages like this won't blink an eye if they kill someone.

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  18. No bail!!! WOW. Lucky us, he didn't appear before "Judge" Luckman

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  19. Why does everyone assume the person charged or arrested is in fact guilty?

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    1. If it walks like a duck... it's probably a duck.

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    2. How can you be so stupid?
      He was caught with the cops gun the cop and the other person where eye witnesses and video! What this young man did was a extremely violent crime. Most people would be extremely traumatized if this was to happen to them. I hope the cop and the person that was with him are OK.

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    3. Seriously?

      "Hammond allegedly told cops that he and some companions came to Lakeview via CTA on Saturday and proceeded to steal a car, and commit at least one other robbery before holding up the off-duty officer, according to court records."

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    4. In a stolen car with a stolen gun topped off with admission of performing criminal acts seems a safe non-prejudicial assumption of guilt by anyone.

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    5. That's what we'll say about the thug who attacks and robs you.

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    6. He had the cop's gun on him for starters.

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    7. Probably because he (allegedly) told the cops he did it according to the story.

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    8. Maybe it has something to do with his 100+ previous arrests?

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    9. Um . . . because he had the Officer's gun?

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    10. Is Judge Luckman a Boystown resident?

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  20. Violent car jackings and muggings now being reported by Second City Cop in Elmhurst, to join the crime spree bleeding into Evanston, Wilmette, and Winnekta--soon to come to Schaumburg, Lincolnshire, Deerfield, and Buffalo Grove. Welcome to the Brave New World. This is what your comrades voted for, comrades.

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    1. Our cops in Lincolnshire do a pretty good job of policing our borders and know everyone who lives there. They aren't handcuffed by the ACLU as well.

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    2. Lincolnshire is what I'd call a wealthy progressive community--rest assured, you're going to get what you advocate for.

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  21. Maybe he just needed bus fare for the Altar Boy meeting at 79th & Racine?

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    1. Hahahaha st. Sabina. I remember father faker would show up on shooting scenes and act all stoic and silent. One was on 79/bishop with 4-6 shot, I don't remember. Did you condemn the violence Father Faker?

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  22. Lovely facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/patrick.gilliam.904

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    1. The illiterate moron thinks he works for "Sherman Williams." Perhaps he should like on his paycheck to see it's "Sherwin Williams."

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    2. ummm right....he works at the Sherman Williams Labatoraty?
      Doing exactly what there at the labatoraty?

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  23. LOL @ "Sherman Williams"...he be sniffing the paint agin.

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    1. Well done. Funny as hell.

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