All Wilding Charges Dropped
Anyone remember this story? We wrote about it back on 31 March:
- Right in the heart of the tourist area. Estimates of up to crowds of 400. The radio is squawking about State and Chicago, Huron, Ohio, Orleans. Wagons have been called in from at least 4 districts. The Mounted Unit has been clearing streets and breaking up crowds of "youths" for the past few hours.
Dozens of arrests. We wrote about it a day later:
- All the local media outlets had to cover it - there were too many witnesses downtown to brush it under the carpet the way they did the entire summer of 2011 and early part of 2012. The Channel 2 website had over 3,500 comments at last count. National headlines were made everywhere.
We particularly enjoyed the comment by the woman who said she pays $17,000 a year in property taxes. You're getting ripped off lady. And Rahm? This is the sort of person who can afford to leave the city when it gets this bad. We're sure there are thousands more. You're going to be remembered as Mayor Murder - and the victim will be the City of Chicago
And the next day, aldercreature Reilly started raising hell about things:
- Alderman Brendan Reilly wants help to protect the marquee Chicago neighborhood he serves as a legislator from wild teens.
Reilly, who's 42nd Ward encompasses the Magnificent Mile where hundreds of teens ran roughshod on Saturday night harrassing subway riders and making shoppers and tourists uncomfortable, said in a statement Monday that he wants a meeting with Police Superintendant Garry McCarthy to discuss future precautions.
Over the three posts, three days, we had something like 800 comments. A whole boatload of interest in this one. We thought everyone would like to hear how the entire incident ended - here's an e-mail we got this weekend:
- All 8 girls arrested in the March 30 wildings charged with battery and robbery had their cases dropped by the state this week.
- Eleven females were arrested—10 juveniles and one adult—and charged with battery. Two of the teens also were charged with strong-armed robbery.
Not sure why state dropped case, lead asa in there is pretty good and the judge in there is usually pretty tough
This is case where all the girls met up from social media and they were from all over the city
Welcome to justice Cook County style. Not a consequence of any sort. And what did all the little darlings learn exactly? They learned not to get caught next time...and there will be a next time. Maybe even this weekend.