Cancel the Northside Events
Remember when the Southside parade was the bad one? They canceled it for a few years to stop the stupid. Looks like that might be needed up north:
- There was no luck of the Irish for 17 people arrested after they collectively turned a St. Patrick’s Day drinking tour into a brawl crawl on Saturday. According to the Crime in Wrigleyville and Boystown blog, citations went beyond minor blemishes like public intoxication to more serious offenses such as battering a police officer, aggravated assault with a knife, mob action and battery. One person also reported being mugged near Halsted and Roscoe.
“The district's officers were all kept overtime and even the top-ranking cops spent 12+ hours responding to calls,” said CWB Chicago. In total, the report says that “more than 40 ambulance requests resulted in at least 20 persons being transported to area hospitals.” The story also lists a pretty entertaining play-by-play of police activity from 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning through 3:30 Sunday morning.
The have a listing of calls gleaned from scanner traffic. Some are entertaining, but too many are just drunk assholes screwing it up for everyone else.