They Grow Up So Fast
- A judge set bail today at $100,000 each for three teen-age girls charged
as adults with the armed robbery of two University of Chicago students
this week near the South Side campus, authorities said.
A gun brandished by a fourth suspect, a 14-year-old girl facing juvenile charges, discharged while the girl was pistol-whipping a 28-year-old female student early Monday, but no one was shot, police said. The woman was accompanied by another student, a 22-year-old man.
Michelle Jones, 17, of the 12200 block of South Elizabeth Street, Nataya Collins, 16, of 1200 block of West 74th Place, and Kenyadrea Simpson, 15, of the 500 block of West 125th Place each were charged as adults with armed robbery, according to Cook County state’s attorney’s office spokesman Andy Conklin.
A judge today set their bails at $100,000 each, said Conklin. They are scheduled to appear in court next on Nov. 6.
Gee, and they're roaming around one of the more famous campuses in the world, pistol whipping grad students and robbing them. Good thing crime is down and the criminal elements aren't finding easy pickings anywhere.
On a related note, someone commented that there was a Channel 7 report stating crime was up?
- Channel 7 news tonight reports that "although one set of numbers show assaults up 22%, another set is expected to show that crime is actually down."
Anyone see that report? Or has it disappeared as it was realized this bucked the narrative that everything is down....except murders and shootings. And car thefts. And bank robberies. And burglaries.