Channel 2 actually covered this somehow. We're amazed Rahm didn't stomp on them yet:
- Chicago police made several arrests Saturday evening following another “wilding” scene instigated by young people along the Magnificent Mile. Photographers shot chaotic video of police officers and vehicles swarming Michigan Avenue near Huron and detaining several young people around 7:30 p.m. Some of the disturbance leaked onto Chicago Avenue near State Street on a relatively warm night with temperatures in the 50s.
Chicago Police News Affairs confirmed officers arrested “a number of offenders” and said charges were pending. Details weren’t available.
But community activist Andrew Holmes, who happened to be shopping with a relative in the upscale retail district, described a scene in which hundreds of young people misbehaved, with some of them harassing and attacking people on the street.
“They assaulted a Chicago police officer who was on a mounted horse. And all of a sudden, they assaulted the citizens walking the streets – just normal citizens shopping, enjoying the weather,” Holmes told CBS 2’s Chris Martinez. “I caution those parents if their child has been arrested … You need to think about your child. Just don’t say the Chicago police picked on your child, when we watched all the assault going on, especially by teen women.”
Hey McCompStat and Tiny Dancer? This has been predicted here for how long? Years? Your "more-with-less" strategy sucks and is a direct result of these failed policies. Preckwinkle and Alvarez - No punishment, no deterrence, no reason not to act like animals. This is on your doorstep, too. Holder - you ready to have that "discussion" on race yet? We can start in Georgia and work our way north if you like.
This is the first warm weekend of the year - summer is going to be a fucking disaster.