Sunday, November 23, 2014

Tourist Robbed?

  • A 36-year-old New York man was robbed at gunpoint Friday night while taking photographs at Buckingham Fountain, police said.

    The victim, who police said was from Yorktown Heights, an area about 35 miles north of New York City, was taking pictures around the fountain in the 500 block of South Columbus Drive about 8 p.m. Friday when a man approached and began asking him questions, police said.

    After that man walked away, two other men in their early 20s walked up the footpath toward the 36-year-old and one, brandishing a handgun, ordered him to “give it up,’’ according to a police report.
But...but...Chicago Park District property is all "gun-free zones" we thought? Someone must have missed a sign or something. This cannot happen, not in Rahm's gun-free Chicago. Get McCompStat on the phone, now.

At least there's a good description of the robbers:
  • The two robbers are described as being in their 20s, dressed in black jackets with gray hoodies underneath that were “tightened’’ to conceal their faces, and dark pants, police said.
Let's see...they're in their 20's and wear dark clothes. We understand leaving out the eye color, seeing as how they were all bundled up. And you wouldn't want to make any assumptions about teeth or facial hair. No desciption of gloves or anything - are we missing something? Something obvious?

Hope your camera was insured Mr. Tourist.

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56 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds to me like Aliens from another planet. Their skin color changes and they can probably alter their height. Those hoodys were probably the type that when closed they become invisible.

11/23/2014 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sad part is that when there is no good description, we all make assumptions. And we all know what race we assume.

In the past, I didn't automatically assume that way. I actually went with the demographic odds, and assumed White / Caucasian. Now I just assume the usual suspects, and am surprised if I am wrong.

11/23/2014 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These young men obviously needed a nice camera badly. Perhaps one was a budding photographer and someday to be famous.

11/23/2014 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad he did not get a non-resident CCW permit. I heard how easy they are to acquire.

11/23/2014 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, don't you know that robberies are all the rage downtown now? There must have been at least half a dozen after the Festival of Lights parade. On the train, outside the theater, in the park, in front of the coffee house. It was a regular smorgasbord of pickings. Ohhhh, Santa has so many naughties on his list this year.

11/23/2014 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm, like in Florida where the dispatcher asked Zimmerman, is he White, Black, or Hispanic?

11/23/2014 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amish kids...geeeez louizze!!

11/23/2014 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The park VRI doesn't include the fountain?? Tax dollars spent wisely. Wake up Chicago.

11/23/2014 01:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah SCC, what kind if shoes did they have??? Duh!!!!

11/23/2014 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wait a second now! let's get all CSI up in here. the two perps were wearing scarves that appear to have been purchased at JCPenney. The manufacturer used a certain thread that was only available during the 2012 production year. The fibers were from a Pakistani/Iraqi blend of wool. In 45 minutes this can be solved without commercials...we don't need no stinking descriptions!

11/23/2014 02:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sound of gunfire echos though the streets of Chicago. It's like a war zone out there. Nothing can stop it.

11/23/2014 04:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it is not stated, it is assumed unless you are told otherwise. That is what I get from the Medias inability to provide certain facts.

11/23/2014 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any time the Chicago Ministry of Propaganda leaves out the race, I automatically know what it is.

11/23/2014 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They bought that app from ABC 7 that automatically blurs their faces whenever they commit a crime.

11/23/2014 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now if the photographer was from Nevada, Texas or any gun friendly State then he might have been packing. Perhaps he could have put these POS six feet under.
Oh but that would mean he was a racist. Just fortunate that he was not shot dead. Great publicity for. Chicago.
MS

11/23/2014 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sick of race and crime censorship in mainstream media. And this PC censorship on race and crime has been pushed through on mainstream Conservative media, Conservative think tanks like the Heritage Foundation.

Very popular Conservative writers like Peter Brimelow and John Derbyshire were fired, purged from National Review for writing honestly about race and crime in the USA.

Google John Derbyshire's "the Talk" which describes in a fair way how White parents should explain the facts of life regarding race and crime to their children.

J
Council of Conservative Chicagoans

11/23/2014 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope those bad guys were not smoking one of those vape cigarettes.

Those are illegal in parks too now.

11/23/2014 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imagine,Go tell that story to your family and friends and advise them not to visit Shitcago,just ain't safe no where! thanks Rham,for sticking fines and fees and pensions up our @$$'s and not really caring about the important things....like safety,oh that's right you have the best of the best security in front of your resident and around you 24-7,why don't you do something stellar, be like Jane Bryn and move to the West Side,and live it,the struggle is real! Ofcourse you don't have to,you don't have to care,so lay off the commercials that show how much you do care because we know its bull!

11/23/2014 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT...did the Trib finally get it right?

18 year old MAN shot.

No longer a boy or "child"

18-year-old man was in critical condition after being wounded

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-man-critically-hurt-in-little-village-shooting-20141123-story.html

11/23/2014 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gun Free Zones, School Safety Zones, and any other place that prevents ordinary law abiding citizens from protecting themselves through concealed carry, are places designed to encourage criminal activity. As such, I believe the City could and should be held liable for civil action against them, for failing to provide for security in such places, since they have stripped individuals from providing their own security by posting those stupid signs.

11/23/2014 09:33:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

++++ 'The victim gave them a camera he said was worth $5,000, his iPhone and wallet, and the two robbers fled south.' ++++

After the heist the thieving *Honor Students* prolly took one look at all the controls on the camera --- 'Sheeeet, what's dis f/1.4 mean?' -- tossed it with the wallet and just kept the iPhone.

an aside: At $5,000 that camera has to be either a Professional Level Nikon or Canon DSLR. Some DSLR Lenses can go for $3,000 and higher. Here's a nice one at 'only' $1,800 (would be perfect for shooting pics of the fountain)]

11/23/2014 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to warn tourists that it wasn't a great idea to have that $4,500 plus Canon 5DMkIII and expensive "L" series zoom lens slung over their neck while walking around amidst the beast downtown. They looked at me like I had two heads. To wit, present day robberies. The savage probably got a few hundred bucks for a $4,5000 camera and lens. It is OK if you also have a CC permit and a nice mid-sized Glock on your hip and are prepared to blast dude to hell. I'm still waiting for the first street robbery concealed carry success story.

11/23/2014 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous justAgirl said...

OT meet the press today discussed Ferguson with its panel members. Mayor Rudy Guliani (NY) made the (true) bold statement in Guliani fashion, that we , as a nation should be more concerned with the fact that 93% of crime committed against black people is done by black people! Mayor Guliani was immediately interrupted (by a black man) who passionately shouted how blacks are "harassed by the police". Mayor Guliani please come to Chicago. Guliani for Chicago's Mayor

11/23/2014 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is virtually no police protection at Buckingham Fountain. I know this first hand. Tourists can easily be robbed.

The mayor Rahm Emanuel and Garry McCarthy would rather steal taxpayer funded police resources and put them in the non tax paying ghetto.

VRI should be used to protect taxpayers not ghetto scum who hate the police.

11/23/2014 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Based on the discription, its Kenny from South Park. The good news is that Kenny always dies.

11/23/2014 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only the victim knows there race and he isn't coming back to McGive it up any time soon

11/23/2014 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gun free zones, as criminals laugh. Places like Buckingham Fountain were once safe places to be at. Not in Emanuel's Chicago. Downtown is no longer safe. With a description like that the honor students should be apprehended in no time.

11/23/2014 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who believes that the parks, CTA, and crook county forest preserves are 'gun free' is trippin on acid...

Fuck those bullshit exemptions - CARRY a weapon. Use it to defend yourself.

11/23/2014 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such an event has great potential to contribute greatly to the cultural history of our city. Just think how many CPS honor students can be photographed with it – exhibiting their fingers contorted in all manner of strange and unusual ways!

11/23/2014 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These savage animals don't care about anything. They are running wild beating, and robbing people anywhere and everywhere nowadys. Nobody is safe anymore, this City is not half as safe as it was before. We need to take the streets back from these savage animals...

11/23/2014 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There bundled up and they won't say the race. Somehow they weren't bundled up enough to know there age.

11/23/2014 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad he did not get a non-resident CCW permit. I heard how easy they are to acquire.

11/23/2014 12:36:00 AM

Illinois doesn't recognize other state's CCWs, but for $300 you can get a non-resident Illinois CCWS if the home state's CCW laws are substantially the same as illinois.

Stil unlawful to carry in a park, so this guy was screwed in any event.

11/23/2014 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heh...

The citizen from New York was involuntarily injected into a scene from Street Survival 101 and failed miserably at picking up cues to protect himself...

You're under no obligation to indulge a goblin in conversation in a public space...

"You got the time?"
"Nice camera!"
"Can you tell me how to get to..."

Be vigilant...
By the time the distractor sets the conversational hook, you're already targeted for being robbed.

They'll feel you out...
Politeness/Civility = Too nice to fight back in the mindset of the urban predator who is a wholly
owned creation of the lefty lib-tard utopia and urban center that Chicago has come to be.

Do it old school...
This city needs a 1000 man unit solely dedicated to taking hardened street criminals head on by putting them away so that they die in prison and no longer pose a threat to good, law abiding people.

Or killing them while they're in commission of a crime while they're armed.

There really is no other way.


11/23/2014 03:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Joe Stein said...

I'm tellin ya. The rats were out in droves last night. If the weather is above 20 degrees, the rats will be attacking for that cheese. Anyone who goes to these FREE Chicago festivals, especially at night is a dumbass.

11/23/2014 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad im hunting in wisconsin

11/23/2014 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois doesn't recognize other state's CCWs, but for $300 you can get a non-resident Illinois CCWS if the home state's CCW laws are substantially the same as illinois.

Stil unlawful to carry in a park, so this guy was screwed in any event.

11/23/2014 03:08:00 PM


Really, piss on CCW laws. What is it, a misdemeanor? If it is a good shooting then it is a good shooting. Being in technical violation of a CCW law or ordinance does not make it a bad shooting. Do what you need to do to defend your life. Let a lawyer argue for you later.

Remember, better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.

11/23/2014 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a former Chicago resident who now lives in Montana, I'm planning on visiting Chicago around Christmas time. When I hear about incidents like this, it makes me reconsider my Christmas plans. What these lefty libtards who just buy Rahm and the machine's propaganda don't want to understand is that the crime from the bad areas is spilling over into the "good areas".

This is very scary. I've always thought the loop and downtown was very safe. I guess I've been pretty gullible.

11/23/2014 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THey have cameras at the fountain, they can see all areas including if the RATS ran to a waiting car.!!!!! I can't wait until a tourists kills one of these savages, the news will probably say that a high school student was gunned downed for no reason.

11/23/2014 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was watching the Price is Right last week and a trip to Chicago was in the showcase at the end of the show. Included in this trip was an armored limousine ride down the magnificent mile, a 24 hour security detail and his and her designer body armor. This is one rough town. No wonder why rahm took his family to Indonesia on his last vacation.

11/23/2014 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope they catch these two and revoke there FOID cards.

11/23/2014 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all of the cameras in the lakefront I'm sit that they got video of the incident. I propose a new city initiative, send the tourist a commemorative video of his robbery. Charge him 75$ for the "real Chicago" experience.

11/23/2014 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

B.H.O. Says that things will improve once the police receive training regarding good guys wearing hoodies and bad guys wearing hoodies.

11/23/2014 10:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
As a former Chicago resident who now lives in Montana, I'm planning on visiting Chicago around Christmas time. When I hear about incidents like this, it makes me reconsider my Christmas plans. What these lefty libtards who just buy Rahm and the machine's propaganda don't want to understand is that the crime from the bad areas is spilling over into the "good areas".

This is very scary. I've always thought the loop and downtown was very safe. I guess I've been pretty gullible.

11/23/2014 05:55:00 PM


Rent an MRAP for inner city holiday transportation and a couple of Blackwater former Seals for escorts. Should be OK.

11/23/2014 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What these lefty libtards who just buy Rahm and the machine's propaganda don't want to understand is that the crime from the bad areas is spilling over into the "good areas"."

Meanwhile another person was robbed @ Michigan& Congress 2 blocks west of the Fountain and you didnt hear a word about it. Get a grip, Tourists frequently get robbed at gunpoint. Welcome to the big city Goobers.

11/23/2014 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now if the photographer was from Nevada, Texas or any gun friendly State then he might have been packing. Perhaps he could have put these POS six feet under.
Oh but that would mean he was a racist. Just fortunate that he was not shot dead. Great publicity for. Chicago.
-------------------------
Wait a minute - racist?
No one said anything about the race of the victim. Maybe the victim was the same race as the offenders. I can tell the offenders were African american because 1) the race wasn't mentioned, and 2) they said "give it up" 8 out of 10 of my case reports that involve an African american offender say that exact same phrase.

11/23/2014 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all of the cameras in the lakefront I'm sit that they got video of the incident. I propose a new city initiative, send the tourist a commemorative video of his robbery. Charge him 75$ for the "real Chicago" experience.

11/23/2014 09:32:00 PM

^^^This is a frigging GREAT idea. LMAO!

11/23/2014 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Write them an ANOV

11/23/2014 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Question is was their pants down and their asses wrapped around boxer shorts?

Just axin

11/24/2014 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hoodies: have you seen these morons who wear them while driving?
How about the idiots that wear a ball-cap under their hoodie.....while indoors.
Give me a break and hike up your pants. Some day you may be a politician or a city worker.

11/24/2014 04:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since young male blacks are primarily responsible for robberies in this country, when I don't see a race description, I then assume that the wanted offenders are young male blacks. It seems the media does not want to make all young male blacks feel bad. They also don't want to address the reality of the situation.

11/24/2014 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The park VRI doesn't include the fountain?? Tax dollars spent wisely. Wake up Chicago.

11/23/2014 01:56:00 AM
Does it really matter if VRI officers were there?? Nobody does shit at VRI except sleep or watch DVDs. That's a waste of money.

11/24/2014 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
SCC, don't you know that robberies are all the rage downtown now? There must have been at least half a dozen after the Festival of Lights parade. On the train, outside the theater, in the park, in front of the coffee house. It was a regular smorgasbord of pickings. Ohhhh, Santa has so many naughties on his list this year.

11/23/2014 01:22:00 AM
Every downtown or gold coast major event that I worked in over 30 years was followed by many robberies in the area or on the CTA. Nothing new here. What should be new are police tactics to confront these beasts. How about bringing back the decoy units?

11/24/2014 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stil unlawful to carry in a park, so this guy was screwed in any event.

11/23/2014 03:08:00 PM


Has anyone actually charged someone with one of these charges? No guns on the CTA, no guns in the park etc?

Is it city ordinance only? ANOV? Or catch and release? More serious charge only.

11/24/2014 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck the tourist. If these fucks are dumb enough to believe mayor tiny ballerina rahm-who aint even from CHICAGO-that this city is safe then Good Luck. This city is NOT SAFE visitors. I'm a Police Officer here for 28 yrs. Lived here all my life! Theses fucks will beat, rob, rape your family in any part of town. Look at the poor girl from Ireland. Whatever. You were warned. Don't give a fuck. Good luck. Will call your family to pick stiff up at the Morgue. Goooo somewhere else to vacation. This AINT the spot mom n dad. OMG

11/24/2014 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT meet the press today discussed Ferguson with its panel members. Mayor Rudy Guliani (NY) made the (true) bold statement in Guliani fashion, that we , as a nation should be more concerned with the fact that 93% of crime committed against black people is done by black people! Mayor Guliani was immediately interrupted (by a black man) who passionately shouted how blacks are "harassed by the police". Mayor Guliani please come to Chicago. Guliani for Chicago's Mayor

11/23/2014 09:51:00 AM
Maybe the superintendent should runa pilot project in 010 district. Pull all police patrols out of the district ( to include tactical and all support units) and only go in when they respond to a 911 call and then leave again. No street stops, no pat downs, no premise checks. nothing. Lets see what happens. Maybe the resident will not complain then of aggressive police tactics and disrespect for the young black male. The ACLU idiots on MSNBC blame the " criminalization" of black males on the police for aggressive tactics. Give them what they want and see if they like the results.

11/26/2014 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Gran Torino said...

I'm going to start making safe zone t-shirts...maybe rham can help me with design and color ideas.

11/28/2014 11:08:00 PM  

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