Sunday, November 18, 2012

E2 Owners Countersue

Once again, the City is stampeded to do something, anything in the wake of mass stupidity. So they decide to go all out on an obscure building code violation of all things. A first year lawyer can see where this is headed:
  • The owners of the former E2 nightclub are suing the City of Chicago for $4 million a year after a state appeals court dismissed their convictions in connection with a 2003 stampede that killed 21 people

    The lawsuit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court on Friday, claims Calvin Hollins and Dwain Kyles were unfairly accused of criminal contempt by city prosecutors and, as a result, suffered financial and emotional distress.

    City prosecutors pressed on with criminal contempt charges by arguing that Hollins and Kyles failed to follow a judge’s order to close the second floor of the club because of structural problems.

    A judge in 2009 agreed and sentenced Hollins and Kyles to two years in prison, but the Illinois Appellate Court reversed the convictions in November of 2011, saying it was not clear how the building code violation caused the deaths or injuries.

Another Daley legacy via Corp Counsel, potentially costing taxpayers millions, that the city could have avoided.



Blogger West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

"Once again, the City is stampeded to do something, anything in the wake of mass stupidity... The owners of the former E2 nightclub are suing the City of Chicago for $4 million a year after a state appeals court dismissed their convictions in connection with a 2003 stampede that killed 21 people".


If I didn't know any better, I'd assume the creatively witty juices are flowing unabated in SCC Land tonight.

I mean, maybe it's just me conjuring-up the subliminal inference of an uncanny parallel between the mindless actions of a herd of stupid animals and those "out clubbin'" on February 17, 2003.

Eh, who am I kidding? As evidenced that fateful night, a herd of stupid animals possesses more civility and common sense than a herd of the two-legged variety.

Well played, SCC.

11/18/2012 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geeze.... (from somebody who was there that night)

Those two guys should have been at the bottom of that pileup...

...along with J.J. and Shorty.

11/18/2012 04:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those people can do absolutely anything they want and somehow they will turn it around to being someone else's fault and sue the City for damages. Unbelievable.

And all those people who were going to be late at work that day never made it at all! Really now, what responsible parent leaves their herd of bastard children with grandmama and goes out to the nightclub at 2 in the morning? Why not? It is such a stressful life sitting around waiting for that LINK card to get recharged each month.

When some shit like that happens, might as well have a corp counsel go down to the scene with a stack of checks made out to cash and start getting releases signed and hand out 'da money. Be cheaper in the long run. Makes no difference what is right or wrong.

Goddamned City doesn't shut them down quickly enough and somehow it is the City's fault dozens of irresponsible out of work bums get stampeded to death.

Bizzaro World is upon us. The zombie apocalypse is here.

11/18/2012 05:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't one these douchebags er I mean citizens just invovled in some shady shit in a Marina in the lovely Village of Riverdale ?

11/18/2012 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish I could remember the name of the Lt. who Jesse Jackson tossed his keys to when he rolled up on scene expecteding the Lt. to take care of his car. Said Lt. promptly deposited the keys in the sewer. Priceless look on JJ's face.

11/18/2012 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did Chris Rock say about nightclubs? He was spot on

11/18/2012 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Elbow D. Scudder: Stick-Up Man Extraordinaire said...


Check dat shit in!
If you ain't gots my cash, you finna pay wit'cho ass!

OK... We'll bite... WHO'S counsel of record for the plaintiffs? O_o?

*Cue laugh track from Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In*

Shit is about to get pretty amusing around here.

Kinda like the hefty heifer who falls down three steps and takes an hour to do it...

Screaming and invoking spirits, imps and divinities all the way.

A whole lot of people called this bullshit even before the dice stopped rolling.

The toss by the appellate court was a solid for reb'und jesse. Some "pink guys" were likely reaping some benefit too but fuckery being what it is...

Besides... When Hollins & Kyles win, (and they will) they'll be expected to kick in for JJJ's legal defense fund...

How 'bout dat?

Our big problem is that every swinging dick & hanging tit from the legal, executive and administrative branches of municipal governance have run away and hidden from this flaming shit-storm.

The stage is set for this to be a "Police Problem" (and a "Police Problem" only) with all the trimmings.

Rahm al Ghoul and the media will make sure of that.

The gift of fuckery. It keeps on giving...

11/18/2012 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crime: Two 'connected' night club owners operate an overcrowded, unsafe night club known for its overt use and sale of illegal narcotics.
Their employee (security guard) maces an unruly, intoxicated group causing panic with, leaping lemmings leaving, causing a major wedgie on the staircase.
Twenty one people were literally crushed to death in that funnel finale.

Summary: Yet somehow it's the fault of the CITY and the two owners are now in line for a 4 million dollar REWARD for their actions.

Inquiry: Where is the media's continual video replay of the stairway squeeze at the E2 Nite Club like Jesse's Short Stop Inn?
Where is the public/media outcry for the 4 million dollar 'reward' sought by two the 'connected' individuals who were responsible for the DEATHS of 21 people?
After all the City was liable for $850,00 for the BATTERY of a bartender by a drunk, rogue cop.

Did anyone say, "Code of Silence," conspiracy?

Cue the Crickets...

11/18/2012 11:12:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

That whole pile-up could have been cleared up if the DJ would have looped that one verse from the "Cha-Cha Slide...take it back now y'all".

11/18/2012 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The rear exit chained and locked ! The front exit down a flight of stairs, narrow and the door opening inward ! Apparently the court was not shown the photos of the people stacked-up dead against one another at that glass door.
But for the sake of good-will the city will pay the 2
promoters what they are asking for. Those two guys should be rotting in jail not hitting the city lottery.

11/18/2012 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the CPD liquor license unit had any knowledge of this at the time, they should have closed them down!!! Who was the commander of that unit during this??

11/18/2012 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(Ot) what goof unit rep is bragging how the fop will purchase 10 yes dues paying members 10 tickets for the Christmas party and the same unit rep gives them out to his friends S the other coppers buy their tickets! Wtf? Why does the fop allow his? The unit rep who could it be? Hint:he gets cr numbers on coppers. Mike shields and he rest of the board you must step up and stop wasting on dollars,would this money not be better used to maybe help the widows of slain coppers? The gold star families! How about for billboards with we need more police as the theme! Hey mile this unit rep does not even attend meetings,talks extremely badly about fop leadership but yet this is allowed! Not jealous the unit reps get free union dues for their service why is the union wasting so many thousands of dollars? P
Scc this should be a possible topic wonder how many others Argentina these tickets and giving them to friends? How widespread is this waste?

11/18/2012 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Just received this crap in and email from the Governor's office. They must be on the attack against the pension again. They got my email address from the complaining I've done by emailing the Governor's office......

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11/18/2012 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: very interesting.

Aldermen balk at IG’s request for council employees’ time sheets

11/18/2012 08:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Knew em,sue em,and screw em,attorneys at law at your service,gonna get paid!

11/18/2012 09:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many guns were found in the club after all the peeps got cleared out. As I remember it was 5 that were left behind. Got to love that crap. Why can't they just get along.

11/19/2012 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's IL's legal system. And we wonder why the state is having money problems.

11/19/2012 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>> Anonymous said...
I wish I could remember the name of the Lt. who Jesse Jackson tossed his keys to when he rolled up on scene expecteding the Lt. to take care of his car. Said Lt. promptly deposited the keys in the sewer. Priceless look on JJ's face.

11/18/2012 07:53:00 AM <<<

Not exactly. CPD Spokesperson PAT CAMDEN just looked at JJ and walked away.

11/19/2012 02:02:00 AM  

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