Mayor Rahm Emanuel is spinning the violence on Chicago’s Gold Coast is if it doesn’t happen.
We’ve seen comments that suggest yesterday’s article about the wilding arrests on Michigan Avenue (Teen mobs run wild in downtown on Drudge) over the weekend weren’t as tame as claimed in the mainstream media.
Eleven juveniles and one adult were arrested last night after a large group converged near the Gold Coast and were blocking traffic, police said.
The people were arrested and charges were pending, said Chicago Police News Affairs Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti.
The youths were part of a group that had caused a “minor disturbance” in the area, Ursitti said. She said the group members were not being violent and there were no reported injuries.
The group was made up of several dozen members who roamed from Michigan Avenue west on Chicago Avenue to LaSalle Street and witnesses said they were between the ages of 14 and 19 years old.
Comments suggested the teens were pushing, shoving and beating tourists and local citizens – targeting Caucasians in very racially motivated attacks.
Obviously, Mayor Rahm is very sensitive as those high-end stores on the Gold Coast depend on tourists and affluent locals for their livelihood, hence his creative re-write of history from the weekend. From Second City Cop.
- Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy reiterated Monday that his department has safety and security under control in the North Michigan Avenue area.
McCarthy spoke to reporters at his weekly news conference held to showcase the amount of illegal guns seized in the city.
- McCarthy says its being blown out of proportion by the media, creating a perception that there’s a problem.
“So far to date, there’s been no major incidents, but what’s getting reported is mayhem, and it’s patently false,” McCarthy says, claiming there’s been no robberies, thefts or property damage.
Bartender? We’ll have two of what he’s having.