Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Witnesses Galore, But Victim Refuses To Press Charges In Alleged Pride Parade Robbery

Several witnesses confirmed they saw him rob a man near the Belmont Red Line. Cops chased him down. And the victim identified him too.

But there will be no robbery charges for the man who allegedly brandished a knife in an armed robbery around 3:30 p.m. on June 25 while the Chicago Pride Parade was still marching two blocks away.

Because, after receiving his stolen chains back from police, the 22-year-old victim told cops that he no longer wanted to press charges against Germaine Hampton.

Officers had chased Hampton after several witnesses alerted them to the robbery. A sergeant eventually captured him in the 3100 block of North Kenmore after deploying a Taser to bring the 23-year-old under control, a police report says.

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A custodial search turned up a small blue baggie containing chunks of Xanax that Hampton claimed were prescribed for him.

Lacking a prescription, Hampton—who lists a home address in the 1100 block of West Barry—was charged with possession of a controlled substance. But, of course, not robbery.

Cops say he is an admitted Black P Stones gang member. He previously served time for burglary and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, according to state records.
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  1. No charges but he was tazed. Expect a nice payout from the City

    1. no payout. Chased down after an armed robbery and knife and drugs found on him. And subsequently charged.

  2. 1. Does this mean that we now have one less robery in our crime statistics?
    2. Can the state also charge him with resisting arrest?
    3. Hard for me to imagine that he lives in the 1100 block of Barry. Do the police ever try to verify addresses?

  3. Couldn't he catch more charges for fleeing as well as brandishing a knife in public.

    Even if the victim doesn't press charges wouldn't it be prosecuted as "the people of the state of IL" vs.

    Our prosecutors and felony approval are awful

  4. "....he previously served time for...."
    The most overused phrase in Chicago.

  5. maybe the victim should get their property back after the case is finished in court. It is evidence after all.

  6. Well, If you don't press charges when it happens to his next victim that is on you. Sleep tight the next victim might be you again.

    1. I agree - but to be fair, let's say they press charges, the guy is out in, what, 6 months and back in the same neighborhood. If the victim rides that train every day, it's a legitimate concern that they will cross paths again.

    2. Or don't press charges so when he sees you on the train next time he knows you're the perfect victim, the one that doesn't prosecute!!! To all CWB readers if you're not going to press charges don't call the police. Police officers put themselves and other citizens at varying degrees of danger everytime they engage with offenders, so save us all the hastle.

  7. Laws need to be CHANGED that if you commit a crime and you are caught red handed you get prosecuted weather or not victim presses charges. There career criminal creeps keep commiting more crimes with our law books like htis