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Mob Violence
by Radarma
April 1, 2013 at 11:10 AM

 http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/03/30/breaking-chicago-police-swarm-mag-mile-wilding-scene/#comment-847878344

  

(CBS) - The warmest day of the year so far brought hundreds of mischievous teens to Michigan Avenue on Saturday. Police were calling it "mob action."

CBS 2 has learned about multiple incidents in at least four different locations along the Magnificent Mile and in the Gold Coast, yielding a slew of arrests. In all, 25 juveniles and three adults were charged.

Many innocent shoppers and tourists became caught in the middle of a very chaotic situation. Hundreds of teens littered Michigan Avenue and State Street near Chicago.

Things started turn bad around 6:00 p.m. Saturday, with teens purposely bumping into people, and causing fights among themselves.

Fifteen juveniles and two adults were arrested and charged with misdemeanor reckless conduct in connection with the incidents on Michigan Avenue.

Community activist Andrew Holmes witnessed some of the problems, while shopping with his family.

"You had a group of teens, close to maybe 500. They assaulted a Chicago police officer that was mounted on a horse and all of a sudden they assaulted a citizen walking the streets, just a normal citizen shopping and enjoying the weather," said Holmes.

Later that night, a man was attacked around 10:45 p.m. while walking near Chicago and Dearborn. Sources said he was jumped and punched in the face by a group of teens. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

In a separate incident, a group of women said they were attacked by a mob of girls on the CTA Red Line. The women reported a robbery once they got off the train at the State and Monroe station. Eleven females were arrested-10 juveniles and one adult-and charged with battery. Two of the teens also were charged with strong-armed robbery.

"I caution those parents if their child has been arrested which numerous teenagers have been arrested tonight, that you need to think about your child. Just don't say the Chicago police picked on your child, when we were watching all the assault going on, especially by teen women," said Holmes.

A total of 28 arrests were made last night surrounding downtown disturbances involving teens. Of those arrests, 25 were juveniles.

Charges range from battery and strong-armed robbery to reckless conduct.

CBS 2 has learned since these charges are misdemeanors, many of those arrested have already been released on I-bonds.

Sources tell CBS 2 that much of this activity was planned weeks ago through social media.

Replies

  • fireangel5
    April 2, 2013 at 9:09 PM


    Please be aware that the commishioner is changing how crimes are classified. More are falling under different catergories to give the illusion that crime and muders are actally dropping. Watch the nightly news or read small local papers or talk to a cop to hear what's really happening in the city. 
    Wait until the wamer weather. It will shoot right back up.  

    Quoting MsDenuninani:

    Some perspective:

    Murders fall 42 percent in America's deadliest city: Chicago

    M. Spencer Green/AP file

    By Tracy Connor, Staff Writer, NBC News

    Three months after Chicago notched the most murders in the nation, officials are touting a dramatic downturn in crime.

    In the first quarter of the year, murders dropped 42 percent over the same period last year and shootings were down 27 percent -- reductions that authorities say were fueled by anti-gang initiatives.

    "These numbers are progress but they are by no means victory," Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said in a statement.

    The encouraging figures come after a series of crimes that made Chicago a symbol of urban gun violence.

    The nation's third-largest city ended 2012 with the most slayings: 506. Then came the shooting death of innocent teenager Hadiya Pendleton, who had just performed with her school marching band during President Obama's inauguration weekend activities. She was killed during the deadliest January that Chicago had seen in a decade.

    But March, in particular, brought good news for the city and its beleaguered police force: murders down 69 percent, with 36 fewer people slain than in March 2012.

    There were still horrific headlines out of Chicago last month, though, such as 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins being gunned down in what police said was a gang-related shooting aimed at her father.

    And on the day that Mayor Rahm Emanuel and McCarthy announced the new crime stats, they also had to answer questions about a wild weekend melee by teenagers along the city's Magnificent Mile.

    McCarthy told NBCChicago.com that the advent of warmer weather was partly to blame for the disturbance because it brings young people outside.

    Since Pendleton's murder, the Police Department has put more officers on the street and City Hall is beefing up after-school and summer job programs to stop youths from falling in with gangs.

    McCarthy said the first-quarter numbers are "encouraging" but cautioned that there are no shortcuts to cracking down on crime.

    "It's not like a Jenga game where if you pull out that one stick everything falls down," he said.



  • UpSheRises
    April 2, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    Sounds like that place needs more guns.

  • Radarma
    by Radarma
    April 3, 2013 at 12:12 AM

     I didn't even find this worthy of response....

    "YAY it's dropped, too bad about all those KIDS who are dead this month"

    Whatever.

     

    Quoting fireangel5:


    Please be aware that the commishioner is changing how crimes are classified. More are falling under different catergories to give the illusion that crime and muders are actally dropping. Watch the nightly news or read small local papers or talk to a cop to hear what's really happening in the city. 
    Wait until the wamer weather. It will shoot right back up.  

    Quoting MsDenuninani:

    Some perspective:

    Murders fall 42 percent in America's deadliest city: Chicago

    M. Spencer Green/AP file

    By Tracy Connor, Staff Writer, NBC News

    Three months after Chicago notched the most murders in the nation, officials are touting a dramatic downturn in crime.

    In the first quarter of the year, murders dropped 42 percent over the same period last year and shootings were down 27 percent -- reductions that authorities say were fueled by anti-gang initiatives.

    "These numbers are progress but they are by no means victory," Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said in a statement.

    The encouraging figures come after a series of crimes that made Chicago a symbol of urban gun violence.

    The nation's third-largest city ended 2012 with the most slayings: 506. Then came the shooting death of innocent teenager Hadiya Pendleton, who had just performed with her school marching band during President Obama's inauguration weekend activities. She was killed during the deadliest January that Chicago had seen in a decade.

    But March, in particular, brought good news for the city and its beleaguered police force: murders down 69 percent, with 36 fewer people slain than in March 2012.

    There were still horrific headlines out of Chicago last month, though, such as 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins being gunned down in what police said was a gang-related shooting aimed at her father.

    And on the day that Mayor Rahm Emanuel and McCarthy announced the new crime stats, they also had to answer questions about a wild weekend melee by teenagers along the city's Magnificent Mile.

    McCarthy told NBCChicago.com that the advent of warmer weather was partly to blame for the disturbance because it brings young people outside.

    Since Pendleton's murder, the Police Department has put more officers on the street and City Hall is beefing up after-school and summer job programs to stop youths from falling in with gangs.

    McCarthy said the first-quarter numbers are "encouraging" but cautioned that there are no shortcuts to cracking down on crime.

    "It's not like a Jenga game where if you pull out that one stick everything falls down," he said.

     

     

     

  • JanuaryBaby06
    April 3, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    In Philly, last year i think, we were having alot of trouble with flashmobs forming out of nowhere. usually teenagers and they would beat vandalize and loot.... pretty scarey.

  • MsDenuninani
    April 3, 2013 at 10:59 AM

     Yes, warm weather always brings about spikes in crime.

    I will be on the lookout for how the commissioneris changing crime classifications.  That makes sense, particularly if you're talking about classifications of terms like "gang-related".  I don't know how you change the definition of murder, though.


    Quoting fireangel5:


    Please be aware that the commishioner is changing how crimes are classified. More are falling under different catergories to give the illusion that crime and muders are actally dropping. Watch the nightly news or read small local papers or talk to a cop to hear what's really happening in the city. 
    Wait until the wamer weather. It will shoot right back up.  

    Quoting MsDenuninani:

    Some perspective:

    Murders fall 42 percent in America's deadliest city: Chicago

    M. Spencer Green/AP file

    By Tracy Connor, Staff Writer, NBC News

    Three months after Chicago notched the most murders in the nation, officials are touting a dramatic downturn in crime.

    In the first quarter of the year, murders dropped 42 percent over the same period last year and shootings were down 27 percent -- reductions that authorities say were fueled by anti-gang initiatives.

    "These numbers are progress but they are by no means victory," Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said in a statement.

    The encouraging figures come after a series of crimes that made Chicago a symbol of urban gun violence.

    The nation's third-largest city ended 2012 with the most slayings: 506. Then came the shooting death of innocent teenager Hadiya Pendleton, who had just performed with her school marching band during President Obama's inauguration weekend activities. She was killed during the deadliest January that Chicago had seen in a decade.

    But March, in particular, brought good news for the city and its beleaguered police force: murders down 69 percent, with 36 fewer people slain than in March 2012.

    There were still horrific headlines out of Chicago last month, though, such as 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins being gunned down in what police said was a gang-related shooting aimed at her father.

    And on the day that Mayor Rahm Emanuel and McCarthy announced the new crime stats, they also had to answer questions about a wild weekend melee by teenagers along the city's Magnificent Mile.

    McCarthy told NBCChicago.com that the advent of warmer weather was partly to blame for the disturbance because it brings young people outside.

    Since Pendleton's murder, the Police Department has put more officers on the street and City Hall is beefing up after-school and summer job programs to stop youths from falling in with gangs.

    McCarthy said the first-quarter numbers are "encouraging" but cautioned that there are no shortcuts to cracking down on crime.

    "It's not like a Jenga game where if you pull out that one stick everything falls down," he said.

     

     


     

  • Bigmetalchicken
    April 3, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Man, it seems everyday a new story comes out that makes me think, "Yeah, I won't be visiting Chicago again anytime soon."  

    It seems like it is going the way of Detroit.

  • fireangel5
    April 3, 2013 at 4:22 PM


    One domestic violence murder was recently changed to natural causes. Both him and the coroners office refused to comment. Heard from many police sources that classifications are being altered. 

    Quoting MsDenuninani:

     Yes, warm weather always brings about spikes in crime.

    I will be on the lookout for how the commissioneris changing crime classifications.  That makes sense, particularly if you're talking about classifications of terms like "gang-related".  I don't know how you change the definition of murder, though.


    Quoting fireangel5:


    Please be aware that the commishioner is changing how crimes are classified. More are falling under different catergories to give the illusion that crime and muders are actally dropping. Watch the nightly news or read small local papers or talk to a cop to hear what's really happening in the city. 
    Wait until the wamer weather. It will shoot right back up.  

    Quoting MsDenuninani:

    Some perspective:

    Murders fall 42 percent in America's deadliest city: Chicago

    M. Spencer Green/AP file

    By Tracy Connor, Staff Writer, NBC News

    Three months after Chicago notched the most murders in the nation, officials are touting a dramatic downturn in crime.

    In the first quarter of the year, murders dropped 42 percent over the same period last year and shootings were down 27 percent -- reductions that authorities say were fueled by anti-gang initiatives.

    "These numbers are progress but they are by no means victory," Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said in a statement.

    The encouraging figures come after a series of crimes that made Chicago a symbol of urban gun violence.

    The nation's third-largest city ended 2012 with the most slayings: 506. Then came the shooting death of innocent teenager Hadiya Pendleton, who had just performed with her school marching band during President Obama's inauguration weekend activities. She was killed during the deadliest January that Chicago had seen in a decade.

    But March, in particular, brought good news for the city and its beleaguered police force: murders down 69 percent, with 36 fewer people slain than in March 2012.

    There were still horrific headlines out of Chicago last month, though, such as 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins being gunned down in what police said was a gang-related shooting aimed at her father.

    And on the day that Mayor Rahm Emanuel and McCarthy announced the new crime stats, they also had to answer questions about a wild weekend melee by teenagers along the city's Magnificent Mile.

    McCarthy told NBCChicago.com that the advent of warmer weather was partly to blame for the disturbance because it brings young people outside.

    Since Pendleton's murder, the Police Department has put more officers on the street and City Hall is beefing up after-school and summer job programs to stop youths from falling in with gangs.

    McCarthy said the first-quarter numbers are "encouraging" but cautioned that there are no shortcuts to cracking down on crime.

    "It's not like a Jenga game where if you pull out that one stick everything falls down," he said.







  • fireangel5
    April 3, 2013 at 4:50 PM


    Just one example of the numbers game. 

    http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/2013/04/levine-spanks-rahm-and-garry.html

    Found this rather interesting. Lots of stats with charts/graphs. 

    http://www.heyjackass.com

    This has a short article and short news presser video

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-cops-multiple-arrests-after-mag-mile-disturbances-20130330,0,2297490.story


    I can't find the article regarding reclassification. If I come across it again, I will post :)



    Quoting MsDenuninani:

     Yes, warm weather always brings about spikes in crime.

    I will be on the lookout for how the commissioneris changing crime classifications.  That makes sense, particularly if you're talking about classifications of terms like "gang-related".  I don't know how you change the definition of murder, though.


    Quoting fireangel5:


    Please be aware that the commishioner is changing how crimes are classified. More are falling under different catergories to give the illusion that crime and muders are actally dropping. Watch the nightly news or read small local papers or talk to a cop to hear what's really happening in the city. 
    Wait until the wamer weather. It will shoot right back up.  

    Quoting MsDenuninani:

    Some perspective:

    Murders fall 42 percent in America's deadliest city: Chicago

    M. Spencer Green/AP file

    By Tracy Connor, Staff Writer, NBC News

    Three months after Chicago notched the most murders in the nation, officials are touting a dramatic downturn in crime.

    In the first quarter of the year, murders dropped 42 percent over the same period last year and shootings were down 27 percent -- reductions that authorities say were fueled by anti-gang initiatives.

    "These numbers are progress but they are by no means victory," Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said in a statement.

    The encouraging figures come after a series of crimes that made Chicago a symbol of urban gun violence.

    The nation's third-largest city ended 2012 with the most slayings: 506. Then came the shooting death of innocent teenager Hadiya Pendleton, who had just performed with her school marching band during President Obama's inauguration weekend activities. She was killed during the deadliest January that Chicago had seen in a decade.

    But March, in particular, brought good news for the city and its beleaguered police force: murders down 69 percent, with 36 fewer people slain than in March 2012.

    There were still horrific headlines out of Chicago last month, though, such as 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins being gunned down in what police said was a gang-related shooting aimed at her father.

    And on the day that Mayor Rahm Emanuel and McCarthy announced the new crime stats, they also had to answer questions about a wild weekend melee by teenagers along the city's Magnificent Mile.

    McCarthy told NBCChicago.com that the advent of warmer weather was partly to blame for the disturbance because it brings young people outside.

    Since Pendleton's murder, the Police Department has put more officers on the street and City Hall is beefing up after-school and summer job programs to stop youths from falling in with gangs.

    McCarthy said the first-quarter numbers are "encouraging" but cautioned that there are no shortcuts to cracking down on crime.

    "It's not like a Jenga game where if you pull out that one stick everything falls down," he said.







  • gsprofval
    April 3, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    I work in the second largest city in my state. Over the Easter weekend, there were 5 people shot.  Two are dead and two are in critical condition. Don't know about the last one.

    Today, Wednesday, there was another shooting and that guy died.  So far no arrests in any of the shooting.

    The authorities and people I know believe the shootings are from gangs--likely from Chicago and Detroit.

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