And the City of Chicago wonders why there are wilding attacks almost every weekend – like a couple of weeks ago at the fireworks display on the lakefront.
Down in Champaign County, we suffered a rash of “Polar Bear” attacks where black youths would pick on a random white person and try to play the “knockout game” followed by the “beat them senseless” game.
They even beat the hell out of a local semi-celeb: a former weatherman for the local Channel 3 station.
Here’s the story:
Former TV weatherman victim of unprovoked attack
CHAMPAIGN (News-Gazette) – But for his great sense of humor, Mike Sola might be curled up in the fetal position crying right now.
The 50-year-old former weatherman for WILL-TV and, before that, WCIA-TV, is among the latest in a growing list of white men in town being slugged for sport by young black men.
Police racked up a bunch of overtime, working undercover and generally working their tails off to investigate the attacks. The were able to identify a handful of the offenders.
Maybe one when to jail. The rest got probation.
Probation for savagely beating the hell out of another man, unprovoked.
Cook County just skipped the “go to court” aspect of this faulty way of dealing with senseless violence and just dropped charges without even having them plea bargain the charges down.
Second City Cop has the story:
All Wilding Charges DroppedAnyone 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…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…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 toughThis is case where all the girls met up from social media and they were from all over the city
Right-to-carry can’t come to Illinois soon enough.