Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Boystown: Men Beaten On Halsted Street Because They Didn't Have A Cigarette; 5 Charged


Three men and two women from the South Side face multiple battery charges after they attacked four men on the Halsted Street bar strip early Sunday, prosecutors said.

The victims, all between 25- and 30-years-old and gay,  told police that they were on Halsted Street near Aldine when a car carrying four people pulled up and one of the occupants asked to borrow a cigarette around 5:50 a.m. Sunday.

When the men said that they did not have one, the driver pulled the car over and all four occupants got out and started attacking the men, the victims said.

The attack moved west on Aldine and poured into Clark Street, where it crossed paths with a police officer who broadcast a description of the suspects' car.

Another police unit pulled the vehicle over moments later when the driver blew a red light at Belmont and Lake Shore Drive, police said.

All four men identified the vehicle’s passengers as the people who beat them, police said.

23-year-old Shaquile Fisher, 19-year-old Christen Shield, 27-year-old Ishena Spaulding, and 27-year-old Stephon Walker-Purnell are each charged with four counts of battery, according to court and Chicago Police Department records.

25-year-old Anesia Purnell is charged with three counts of battery, court records show.

Walker-Purnell also received a traffic citation for failure to obey a stop signal.

The victims refused medical treatment.

Images: Chicago Police Department intake photos of (top to bottom): Fisher; Purnell; Shield; Spaulding; and Walker-Purnell
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The next community policing meeting for Wrigleyville + Boystown will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at the 19th District police station, 850 West Addison.

36 comments:

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    1. "Isolated incident" - Tom Tunney

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    2. " ..... chirping of crickets in the silence ...." - Tom Tunney

      (Y'all come to CAPS tonight at 7:00 and listen to my questions for Mr. Tunney and others!)

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    3. No. Random street robbery.

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    4. Could possibly be treated as a hate crime - they weren't merely white - they were gay.

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    5. "they weren't merely white - they were gay."
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      Also, they weren't white...so... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    6. ....and once again, CWB uses facts to dispense with minimally-informed speculation.
      Amazing how those facts work. Sort of like brain-Drano for the reality-challenged. Always a good thing.

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  2. The lil organic hipster chicks on bikes wearing skirts in Wicker Park go off when you won't simply hand over a cigarette to them too.

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    1. You really are funny.

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    2. Oh you should have heard her. Got off that bike cussin' and stompin'.

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  3. As usual, it will be interesting to see what Judge Let'em Go Luckman does with these folks who visited our neighborhood for no good reason.

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  4. Gay lives matter? Oh, that's right. Not when there are others ahead of you in the rainbow hierarchy. This gay man trumps this shit.

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  5. Call Luck man today and request his presence at the CAPS meeting.

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  6. They will get a harsh sentence. Two days in jail with hot meals. What a joke.

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  7. Tunney was once himself a mugging victim. THAT was an "isolated incident" too. For anyone else, he does not care. He is a super narcissist.

    Above all else, he's a machine politician, a robot.

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  8. Mis-directed youth who's moral compass undoubtedly will be reset by Rahm's mentorship programs

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  9. They will pay more for the traffic violation then for the robbery charges if Rahm has his way.

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  10. Just amazing!!! And family ask me why I don't come into the city. Go figure.

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  11. SEE LINK AND READ BELOW..THE CENTER ON HALSTED IS WHERE THEY CONGREGATE. I HAVE SEEN THEM HANGING OUTSIDE. THE CENTER SHARES A SPACE WITH WHOLE FOODS. I HAVE DECIDED TO STOP GOING TO THE WHOLE FOODS IN THAT LOCATION. EVER SINCE THE CENTER ON HALSTED OPENED THERE HAS BEEN AN INCREASE IN CRIME IN EAST LAKEVIEW AREA AND OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS. RULES DON'T APPLY TO THESE CRIMINALS AND THEY KNOW JAIL IS JUST A REVOLVING DOOR FOR THEM. THEY HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE.

    See: “Center [of crime] on Halsted” INSIDE-Booster Newspaper, Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2013, page 1: https://www.scribd.com/fullscr...

    For the five year period August 1, 2007 - July 31, 2013, there were 153 Incidents of Criminal Behavior [Chicago Police Department “police reports”] filed for 3556 N. Halsted, the Center on Halsted. 112 were for criminal incidents inside. 24 for were criminal incidents on the sidewalk. Even a top administrator of the Center on Halsted was a victim of a serious crime inside the Center. Perhaps the Center’s administrative offices are behind locked windowless doors to protect them from the many criminals they bring into the neighborhood.

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    1. Why can't they close this place down?? It is a magnet for crime and criminals. When a bar becomes a danger and nusince they work to shut it down. The COH does more harm to people and surrounding businesses and safety than they do good. This crime should be considered either a racial or gender motivated hate crime or both. The irony of it all is that our tax dollars help keep this malfunctioning abomination called "The Center on Halsted " alive.

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  12. How the hell do you "borrow" a cigarette?

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    1. Use the same method as Rahm and the stooges use with my tax money:
      Take it. Use it for whatever you want. No worries about returning anything.

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    2. To sell as a "loosie" for $1 on the south side. They don't even smoke. This is what happens when your ignorant leaders raise the price of a pack of cigarettes to $12 to cover the pension deficit. People kill each other over them now too. Had enough yet?

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  13. Great work by the the private security on Halsted.

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    1. Probably related to one or more of them. We'll just hire a bunch of thugs that understand their plight. That's what we'll do.

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  14. Tom Tunney is repeatedly criticized for his aldermanic behavior yet he has never faced a credible opponent and easily coasts to reelection victories.
    He first took office in January, 2003.
    If you don't like Tunney, organize NOW and find a credible candidate to replace Tom.

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    1. You can be assured that is in the works, and this time he WILL be replaced!

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    2. Unfortunately no one will run against Tunney largely because they know that Tunney has Rahm's full financial support. So we seem to be stuck with him. If anyone does run against Tunney they will need to be very media savvy and social media savvy. And if they make some outrageous statements that get media attention that would help. Statements such as Tunney taking money from developers, Tunney violating labor lawa (at Ann Sathers), food poisoning (at Ann Sathers) Tunney having sex with boys, etc. Other than that, the newspapers will ignore a Tunney oponent.

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  15. Now. The real question. Did the victims file a report. Will they show up to the hearing?

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  16. Enough when will the judges stop this

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  17. I have seen several of these scumbags at Center on Halsted.

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  18. Why is this and many others in our neighborhood a 'hate crime'?

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  19. girlfriend looks so sad in her picture. finally someone aware that their lives and going downhill. almost every picture in here is some cocky jerk smirking.

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  20. Shaquile posted this to facebook the other day. Doesn't look like he lives by his own advice...

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    None of us are rich yet 😭 if your working towards that I wish you success 🙏🏽 just don't let clothes or things that don't really belong to you get to your head. Work on building ya own & real wealth 🔑
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    Cigarettes that don't belong to him? Nah, go get 'em.

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  21. BOSS tattoo across the neck. Wouldn't be hard to pinpoint him in a lineup.

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