Saturday, October 01, 2016

Retiree Bloodied And Robbed By 3 Attackers In Boystown Overnight; Charges Pending

He retired last year and moved back to Chicago. Back to Boystown.

Then, around 12:30 this morning, less than a block from his front door, he became our much-changed neighborhood’s latest robbery victim.

Three attackers jumped him outside of 711 West Melrose, between Halsted and Broadway. They beat him up, took his wallet and phone, then fled toward the Boystown bars.

A few minutes later, a passer-by saw him on Broadway—blood flowing from his forehead—and called the police.

As the 60-something victim was being cleaned up by a Chicago Fire Department ambulance crew outside of a nearby Walgreens, cops were working to find the people who did this. And they succeeded.

Three suspects detained outside of The Sports Corner bar, across from Wrigley Field, are in custody now. The robbery proceeds were recovered from them, a source said.

Police are seeking charges of aggravated robbery and aggravated battery of a senior citizen.

CWB Chicago is withholding the suspects' names until charges are approved.
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36 comments:

  1. I don't understand how people can be so viciously assaulted in such densely populated residential areas. Don't residents hear or see anything? On my suburban street if someone screamed the entire block would be outside in minutes. We wouldn't put up with derelicts or non-residents causing mayhem. Hillary won't save you from stupid.

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    1. Feel free to step in. I lost 3 days of my vacation time, torn clothes to replace along with a $400 pair of prescription eyeglasses and lenses and I was dirt poor paying that Lakeview East condo rent. Never again. Ever!

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    2. Trump will have that same crime creep out to your suburb. Which I why I hope he wins. You might as well join the rest of us.

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  2. Moving back to Chicago? Bad descion my friend

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  3. Great join CPDbfor aerating these guys so fast. To the courts, please for the love of god NO PROBATION. If senile crime loving Luckman gets assigned to this case I will personally picket his house or the court.

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    1. Enough already. Luckman holds preliminary hearings in one very quiet courthouse. He doesnt give out probation, sentence defendants, hear trials, or any of that. If the State's Attorney, they could always choose to simply indict defendants in front of a grand jury. Ask yourself: "Why don't they do that?"

      This problem isn't due to one judge doing preliminary hearings.

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    2. Enough already.
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      Enough already indeed. There is no one solution. There are several factors and each needs to be addressed.

      One of those factors is Judge Luckman's willingness to throw out cases during preliminary hearings for people with violent pasts who then go on to commit more crimes in our neighborhood. Period.

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    3. Maybe, but I think by the numbers, the lower number of police, the new push for EHM, short sentences (so often the minimum) and quick parole from downstate is a much greater problem. I think those are some of the things facilitating the sky high murder rate all over town, moreso than one judge doing prelims.

      And I know I keep saying this, but the State could always choose to indict after a finding of no probable cause. It is very easy, and they do it all the time to defendants after they win preliminary hearings when they want to. If you were to replace Luckman with a robot, what would change? Most of those defendants are on the street anyway with I-bonds. They can choose to pick up their next case while on bond just as easily.

      I think I am just even more cynical than you! I just see it as the directive has come down to do nothing at all in our area, Judge, State's Attorney, Police, etc, Everyone. Plainly the criminals have caught on that this area is easy pickings.

      I think we are on the same page, but I see the entire system as rotten, and we are the chumps.

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    4. Keeping the same will guarantee we continue to get the same. No free passes. No excuses about "wellll, he's not the whooole problem." We get it. All hands on deck and send the responsible parties--from thug-loving judges to unproductive aldermen to the criminals themselves--go overboard.

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  4. Thank you again CWB for all you do to keep us informed.

    Hope these scumbags get hit with serious charges and very high bail.

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  5. Robbery charges approved against all 3 offenders

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  6. Don't worry. Rahm is going to MENTOR these poor youth and everything is going to be alright. I feel much safer now.

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  7. Any word from Tunney? No? Didn't think so.

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    1. Just the chirping of crickets in the darkness. Well, he's going to get a fucking ear full at the CAPS meeting this coming Wednesday night!

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    2. Oh boy, I'm sure Tunney is shaking in his cowgirl boots about a CAPS meeting. When will people realize that the CAPS meetings are about as useless as Tunney?

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    3. I knew Tunney has been useless for years.
      Went to my first CAPS meeting last month and you're exactly right nothing but a waste of time .

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    4. Yep, totally useless, and rude as well ... STILL waiting on the courtesy of a response to a question I left with his "staff" the week before last, who assured me he would respond by week's end. Well, yes, CAPS meetings are useless, but I will be standing up at this next one and I will publicly tell Tunneys to KISS MY TAXPAYING ASS.

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  8. I remember a time when Halsted was much worse the late 70's then go better and nicer now it's people from outside the hood robbing and causing mayhem.

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  9. A lot of down cars and one man cars tonight. Jackie took off again this Saturday night some how. So we all need to back each other up and stay safe tonight........

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  10. Thank you, CPD District 19 for your prompt response in finding these guys.

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  11. " Robbery charges"...more important are AGGRAVATED BATTERY charges...3 young, strong offenders BEAT and BLOODIED a defenseless older person. They cannot be plea bargained down to lesser charges...the lack of humanity in characters who will BEAT people HAS TO BE addressed... simple robbery is NOTHING compared to beating another human being.Prosecutors should NEVER dismiss the more serious charges just for a simple quick result.

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    1. Its not for a simple quick result. Its to keep the jails empty. Thats the way they like it.

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    2. Amen! But for the most part, the Chicago revolving door of justice rolls on.

      Do we have a top-of-page list of judges for voting guidance yet? It helped SO much last time .. had my list with me when I voted.

      Thank you, CPD and 1st responders, SO much!

      And SO much appreciation and gratitude, CWB, for ALL you do!

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  12. Don't worry about justice!

    Judge Luckman will find "No Probable Cause" and let them go!

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    1. We all got to remember he's voted in as a judge.. so we got get the word out that a bad judge is one reason our streets are like this.. he's got go

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    2. We all got to remember he's voted in as a judge.
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      Actually, Cook County Judges are *NOT* "voted in."

      They are appointed. Then, a vote is periodically held to determine if they should be "retained."

      No Cook County Judge has lost a retention vote since the early 1990's. That includes one judge who was barred from her own courthouse and was in the process of pursuing an insanity defense in a criminal case.

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    3. How about someone/everyone invite Judge Luckman to the next CAPS meeting.

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    4. They are appointed because a judge steps down to retire before his term ends. It's an old trick. However, that seat must stand for election at the next even year primary and election. Cook County Circuit Judges serve six years terms. Every one of the 250 of them.
      Get this, 145 associate judges are elected by secret ballot among the circuit judges. There's your lack of direct accountability right there.

      What are you going to do about it. Trump can't do a thing to it. People have to make a charter change and that take work and expertise (and money)to get on the ballot. Who is still interested in doing something about the lack of accountability with judges?
      That's exactly why it's set up like that.

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  13. These predators deserve a huge blast of mega hot OC fog pattern spray. Its an experience not soon forgotten. Clothing has to be discarded because it won't wash out. Breathing is difficult at best. Eyes involuntarily slam shut and tear extensively. A huge deterrent to re offend, on par with having a gun stuck in their face.

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  14. I bet they get out of jail for some reason.. like the rest of these punks .. they get a slap with one yr and back on the streets in 5 months

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  15. Stoooooooooges.....
    Where aaaarrrrrrre youuuuuuu?


    Oh wait....Jimmy Mr Social Work Cappleman did weigh in on Rahm's plan to hire cops. He said that nobody explained how it was all getting paid for. Nice!

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  16. You wanna attack me? Go for it. But to attack someone old enough to be my father (maybe even grandfather!) is sick, pathetic and sad.

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  17. Are they still super predators Hillary? Or misunderstood youth now?

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