Lakeview neighborhood as someone with the attackers recorded the beatingJust south of Cubs central on the north side.
The person who recorded the beating was with the attackers but was not arrested. Police said the other attackers either fled in the limousine or on foot.What's going on around here.
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So I'll make one.
"They were enjoying frightening people"
They feel entitled.
...It's the Knockout Game. Among other things.
The police captain couldn't believe it. He had the Knockout King in his office....Meanwhile, Chicago police are going after "loose cigarettes". Can't let that tax revenue get lost. One comment:
It was September 2011, and police were struggling to get a handle on a series of vicious knockout assaults in south St. Louis. Groups of teens were cold-cocking older pedestrians at random. One was dead, several injured. Residents were alarmed, police baffled. It didn't make sense, such a cruel and cowardly crime. [snip]
A few weeks after the case collapsed, Leyshock was back in his office, again thinking about the knockout assaults. He moved about the small room as he talked. He had 32 years on the force, had seen a bit of everything, but this was a crime he couldn't comprehend.
"It's outrageous," he said. "And no one can put a finger on it because it's not normal human behavior. It defies norms."
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If the city is going to go after stores selling loose cigarettes, they have a lot of work to do. They can start by shutting down the CTA, because they sell loose cigs like crazy on the train.
I don't think further destroying neighborhood economies are an effective way of combating crime. Criminal behavior is learned at an early age. The key to stopping crime is parenting and cultural influence. Instead of shutting down stores to keep kids from loitering, how about parents take a more active role in their lives and keep their kids from hanging on the corner?
More police and more gun laws are not going to solve crime in Chicago. Responsible behavior has to be taught not in enforced.
Neighbors Frustrated As Crime Spikes In Wards Near Dangerous Areas:Comments:
Ald. Willie Cochran (20th) says some residents of his ward are so frustrated that they want police to resume stopping and frisking in their neighborhoods – even though they often complained that such practices violated their civil rights, the Tribune reports.
A police spokeswoman tells the Tribune that overall crime is down, and that murder trends are going in the right direction.
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