Monday, December 26, 2011

Victim Fights Back

  • The tables were turned on a would-be iPhone robber who was pursued by the victim – a former wrestler – into the Loop’s Miller’s Pub after the attack on a southbound Green Line train early Saturday, police said.

    The victim was on his way to his Bronzeville neighborhood home on a southbound Green Line train in the Loop area about 1 a.m. and had his iPhone out when 20-year-old Christopher Dunn tried to take it, police said.

    A police source said Dunn “clocked him (the victim) hard in the temple,’’ but the victim -- in his mid 20s and a former wrestler -- fought back and the two “tumbled” out at the Adams Street station.

    The victim held on to his phone and Dunn apparently began to realize the man was overpowering him, so he fled down the “L” stairs and into Miller’s Pub, 134 S. Wabash Ave., police said.
But remember - downtown is safe. Nothing there to stop the tourists from coming there and spending money, right? Sadly, this is going to become the norm as Rahm guts the Department down to 8,000 bodies.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

No it's safe. There's no protestors. Really...I'm not kidding..seriously...come on down!

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Woman’s cell phone taken at Argyle “L”, ‘husband’ chased suspect down train tracks

After a woman’s cell phone was snatched at a North Side “L” stop, a man identified as the victim's husband, chased the offender from Uptown through Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood, said police.

At 7:43 a.m., CTA reported a theft at the Argyle Red Line station at 1118 West Argyle Street in Uptown, said authorities.

Investigators said a male black offender grabbed a female victim’s cell phone, jumped off the platform, and ran northbound on the train tracks.

According to police dispatch reports, the offender ran as far as the Bryn Mawr “L” station, with the victim’s husband right on his heels.

At 7:55 a.m., the suspect was apprehended by police.

It’s not clear where police nabbed the offender.

Apparently, when the suspect was arrested, he no longer had the stolen cell phone in his possession.

Investigators believe the thief threw the cell phone over the train tracks during the foot chase.

via >> http://www.chicagonewsreport.com/2011/12/womans-cell-phone-taken-at-argyle-l.html

12/26/2011 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Safe..perfectly safe I tell ya!

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Near South Side iPad robbery

A male victim was robbed of his iPad and his cell phone in Chicago’s Near South Side neighborhood, said authorities.

According to police dispatch, the aggravated robbery occurred around 11:06 a.m. near the 1900 block of South State Street.

A male black, believed to be in his 20s, pushed the victim against a fence and tried to hit him, said dispatch.

The offender is approximately 5’11” with a dark complexion and short hair.

The suspect was wearing a black pea coat or dress coat, black slacks, and black, shiny dress shoes.

As the offender fled the scene eastbound on West Cullerton Street, he almost slipped and fell, said police.

At the time of this report, the robber was still at large.


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12/26/2011 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is no better than Dunn. At least with Dunn you know what you're getting.

12/26/2011 01:16:00 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

I really like an 8000 member police force--- all I have to do is go to assignments and hand out what they call a victim information notice-- no time for any type of an investigation or trying to find out who commited the crime/......

12/26/2011 03:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh-oh, looks like it's about time for another one of dem park meetin's Bodies everywherez

12/26/2011 05:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are very close to being a police department where the guy with 5-7 years on is the new guy. Retirements are up and hiring is down, not good for crime, morale, or the pension fund.

12/26/2011 06:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope his mug shot looks like the last two!

12/26/2011 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to know this answer. If Rahm wants to get the department down to 8,000 officers, but the tax payers are billed for 13,500 why aren't the tax payers getting a refund?

12/26/2011 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for him!

12/26/2011 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please stop drooling over your iPhone on the El. You are making yourself a victim.

12/26/2011 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the crosswalks be "safe" when the City implements the Flag System? That's where my concern is. I don't want to be on the News all squashed chasing after my iThang that was just borrowed...okay ?

12/26/2011 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

I guess this will becoming more and more the norm.
For those of you wondering what the hell is going on, over 2,500 officers short and a plan to make that list even bigger.... just thank your elected mayor and his hack McWhatever...
Can't wait for the summer to get in gear after a week or so of G-8 riots...

12/26/2011 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8,000 Person Police Force. Great News For Us. Just Phone It In, Mr. and Mrs. Public Citizen.
No Time For Investigations, have to get onto the next assignment.
PS: Have A Nice Day !!

12/26/2011 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember the Shit head that jumped on the tracks and was hit by a Train after a Robbery.

12/26/2011 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He should have beat him first, then call 911

12/26/2011 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was an article by Steve Chapman in the Chicago Tribune. It was about how crime has decreased from 1991 to now. Violent crime has decreased dramatically in the U.S.

12/26/2011 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As more and more decent folks flee Chicago an 8000 person police force looks real enough. All that will left of this town in ten to twenty years is a population of Gangsters and their ilk. The only money that will flow into the city is federal funds and water money extorted from the suburbs. Detroit all over again.

12/26/2011 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anyone starting to see a patern here ?
Its clear we must ban apple product from yuppies for their own safety.

12/26/2011 02:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Westside Outside "Do Something' said...

Anonymous said...
I pray not to get hurt, but if I suffer an IOD injury, I guarantee it will involve a lengthy recovery period. Fuck Rahm, let him hire more police. And fuck that pony who rode into town after him, McShit-faced.

12/25/2011 02:55:00 PM

Sad the way people on this department think. Wheres your honor dignity. I no rahm and mcshitty are assholes. But this is not the way to do things. I have way to much pride in myself to hold out on an iod. We need eachother in this time. God bless and to alll stay safe

Retired blue shirt

12/26/2011 04:02:00 AM

We dont "need each other" after you retire. I respect and I'm jealous of you but "you" cannot help us at this point. Its good to hear about honor and dignity, but lets face it, there are too many people on CPD for "just a check and benefits".

I heard it from actual fellow recruits when I came on the job 14 years ago. "I aint arresting nobody", "I aint chasin' nobody" ( The beginning of the College Req. age). Im sure they are still on the job, earning that check. I take pride in my work ethic. I go to sleep at night and sleep good knowing I did my job. It pisses me off, but I learned to deal with knowing only a handful of guys (even less girls) will actually come to your aid when you need help. If I get injured, I will take the time to heal, but I try to work smarter. No jumping over or tackling anyone anymore. I plan to be in good physical health when I retire and move on.

The "Department" doesnt care about you because there is no stability. No one stays around in any one spot to care what happens to anyone. Supts come and go, the bosses stepping on each other trying to get to the top, Watch Commanders, close to retirement, taking extended furlos, going on the medical/IOD, Lt's shipped all around the City as "visitors" (not knowing whats going on in the Districts the supervise for a night), Sgts, not enough on the street, barely able to log all their cars much less do the administrative part of the job and Po's that try to do the job not feeling like any cares or backs them.

Leadership is a faint idea in CPD. They talk about it, but it never actually comes out and displayed. Raise the retirement age? Please God NO!!! Get the young blood in and let the dead weight go. Its a young persons job. The more new PO's brought out on the street, the better the morale.

Promote more Supervisors, Detectives, E.T.'s, FTO's, K-9 Handlers, etc.... Give Officers something to look forward to. Most would like to be given the opportunity to advance in their careers.

You want a to promote honor, integrity, pride, etc? CPD must become a PROFESSIONALLY run organization again. TOO many "goofs" making decisions with ZERO Police experience. You MUST know the job before you take charge or set policies in place.

Oh lastly and I say "GO FUCK YOURSELF" to any of the Media trolls reading this blog. You have no integrity or morals. Have a great day.

12/26/2011 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its too bad the victim wasn't packing a gun and excersized his rights under the 2nd Amendent to the U.S. Constitution and blast this asshole in the chest with a double tap from a .357 Smith and Wesson handgun!

I tell all of my victims and citizens. It is time to arm and protect yourselves! Because,the Police will only be there after the crime is done to give you a useless Police report and Police cannot protect you from Criminals!

12/26/2011 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...so he fled down the “L” stairs and into Miller’s Pub, 134 S. Wabash Ave..."

...and THEN what happened? What kinda joint is Miller's?

The suspense is killing me here.

12/26/2011 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Large groups of 50 to 100 male blacks fighting, robbing and causing mayhem on ChicaGo and Michigan.

12/26/2011 06:54:00 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

I love Miller's Pub.

But more to the point: while I hate to be a "blame the victim" type, the simple fact of the matter is that anyone victimized by these apple pickers is clearly not reading the paper, or listening to the news on the radio, or paying any goddamn attention to what goes on around them in the larger sense (gangbangers love stealing mobile devices on the El) or the local sense (hey, I'm on an El car and that guy seems very interested in my iphone). I mean, what are they reading on these devices that cannot wait till they get home, or at least get off the train and go down to the station where the CTA customer rep might provide some small element of protection? Are they reading news stories about people getting robbed on the El when they get robbed on the El? One can only hope. Just as drivers have to both operate their own vehicles safely and pay attention to how other people are operating theirs, riders on public transportation and pedestrians on the street have to pay attention to the world around them, something that these devices, or the slavish way people plug into them, seem to prevent. People have a responsibility for their own safety, and that means paying attention to their surroundings. Of course, I felt this way when the Sony Walkman came out, and that battle is lost.

12/26/2011 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please stop drooling over your iPhone on the El. You are making yourself a victim.

12/26/2011 10:19:00 AM

Thank you!!!1 I've been saying this for months. Its on the news and in the papers everyday. Put it up on the train/bus/walk down the street and wait until you get home. At some point, you become more of an idiot than a victim.

12/26/2011 07:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anyone starting to see a patern here ?
Its clear we must ban apple product from yuppies for their own safety.

12/26/2011 02:30:00 PM

*LOVE*

12/26/2011 08:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scumtimes was sold today......

12/26/2011 09:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Against my better judgement, I proceeded to the Gold Coast with the family. BIGGGGGGGGGGGG MISTAKEEEEEEEEEEEEE. Their were roving bands of thugs hooting and hollering, Police chasing guys all over, soemthing was going on in the tubes. My view of 18h District coppers has changedm they have their hands full. The Water Tower was out of control. It was crazy. Downtown has been lost, people were watching as some guy got lucked up and his homies were yelling F the police. People are strating to wise up. By the way. The parking tax was not worth the price of admission.

12/26/2011 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shooting on the Roosevelt/State St. el station. Yea, it's safe.

12/26/2011 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about we just let him give the iphone back, let him not admit or deny anything and call it a day.

That's how it works at the corporate and political level of society. He'll promise not to do THAT again just like the bankers! Promise!

Seriously, how much more time and manpower are we gonna waste with regards to a $500 phone?

Ready to blow $5,000 in legal and admin expenses paying for a judge a jailor and attorneys...for what?

It's cheaper for the taxpayers to just buy the damn phones and hand them out to anyone that wants one.

Problem solved and crime rate cut.

If the politicians want to show us respect for the law start at the top and work down. Start with the top 13 banker CEO's and the trillion dollar crimes affecting billions of people around the world.

12/26/2011 10:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Magnificent Mile was out of control Monday with the usual male blacks/female blacks walking in groups of 50 to 100 stealing and fighting on Michigan ave to include the Watertower Place and John Hancock building. Person shot on the red line at Roosevelt and State, typical behavior. If the department can't handle 500 out of control animals than we are no way ready for the NATO/G8 summit...anyone that was downtown or had a scanner knows how ridiculous it was. What a slum Chicago has become!

12/26/2011 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Its too bad the victim wasn't packing a gun and excersized his rights under the 2nd Amendent to the U.S. Constitution and blast this asshole in the chest with a double tap from a .357 Smith and Wesson handgun!

I tell all of my victims and citizens. It is time to arm and protect yourselves! Because,the Police will only be there after the crime is done to give you a useless Police report and Police cannot protect you from Criminals!

12/26/2011 02:40:00 PM
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As a father and husband, I WISH I could carry concealed and feel at ease that, if it were necessary, I was able to protect my family. But with so many hair gels on the job, IF I were to be stopped for driving in a neighborhood whose profile I don't fit, I'd end up being locked up. Regardless of my carrying IDENTIFICATION showing my status as a WORKING PRODUCTIVE MEMBER of SOCIETY, a society with a 2nd amendment that is WITHHELD in ILLINOIS.

12/27/2011 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please stop drooling over your iPhone on the El. You are making yourself a victim.

12/26/2011 10:19:00 AM

Please don't own a home or a car or carry money or credit cards, you are making yourself a victim.

12/27/2011 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to worry. With the current class of 50 in the academy slated to go to Mass Transit all of this will be history.

/sarcasm

12/27/2011 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raise the retirement age? Please God NO!!! Get the young blood in and let the dead weight go. Its a young persons job. The more new PO's brought out on the street, the better the morale.

Damn! Why didn't I think of that!!

Problem with that thinking sonny, is that you don't stay young forever. There will come a day when some young super star will see you sitting in roll call and will whisper to the copper next to him, "why the fuck is he still here"?

12/27/2011 09:21:00 AM  
Blogger Elm Creek Smith said...

Anonymous said...
There was an article by Steve Chapman in the Chicago Tribune. It was about how crime has decreased from 1991 to now. Violent crime has decreased dramatically in the U.S.

12/26/2011 12:32:00 PM

That's right. Crime has decreased in the United States. Now that Chicago is in the process of returning to the United States after years of unconstitutional behavior perhaps the crime rate there will start to decline like the rest of the country. Now all Illinois needs is "shall-issue concealed carry" and no FOID cards.

ECS

12/27/2011 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This city needs 3000 more police NOW! Mich Avenue a disgrace!

The weather was too hot they should have closed it down!

Roves and packs of thugs EVERYWHERE!

Really!!! I can spend my money elsewhere, if Rahm doesn't care why should we.

They need to give power to police to do a sweep of these animals.

Saw it first hand!

12/27/2011 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please stop drooling over your iPhone on the El. You are making yourself a victim.

12/26/2011 10:19:00 AM

Please don't own a home or a car or carry money or credit cards, you are making yourself

So an iPhone is in the same league as a car or a home sir? Hmmmm...

12/27/2011 08:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Westside Outside "Do Something" said...

Anonymous said...
Raise the retirement age? Please God NO!!! Get the young blood in and let the dead weight go. Its a young persons job. The more new PO's brought out on the street, the better the morale.

Damn! Why didn't I think of that!!

Problem with that thinking sonny, is that you don't stay young forever. There will come a day when some young super star will see you sitting in roll call and will whisper to the copper next to him, "why the fuck is he still here"?

12/27/2011 09:21:00 AM

They probably say it now... lol.
Hoping to retire at 50..... That was in no way a "dis" to the guys with time on. Just dont keep us on waaaaayyyy after we are ready to go. We/PO's do get broken down on this job, physically and mentally. One b.s. lawsuit and most will never work again in their career. Even when we're cleared of any wrong doing, we are stressed for the 2 years they drag you and your family through the system. It happens and its understandable to want to protect your family.... Kids gotta eat.
I again want to say "fuck you" to any media trolls and also lawyer trolls reading this blog. You are the reason criminals are out of control and good people suffer. Everyone else...... have a great day!

12/28/2011 02:59:00 PM  

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