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28 arrested after disturbance on Mag Mile

Close to 30 people people were arrested during several disturbances along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, and on board a CTA train, Saturday night.

At least 50 teenagers were gathered outside the McDonald’s at Chicago and State prompting a large police response, just before 8pm. Heavy police presence could also be seen at Huron and Michigan, Superior and State, and several surrounding blocks.

Mag Mile Disturbances Police said the suspects intentionally bumped into other people on the sidewalks, and fought amongst themselves. 17 of those arrested were charged with misdemeanor reckless conduct.

All but two were juveniles.

Police said there were no reported robberies, assaults or property damage related to the incident.

But witnesses did recall that a man suffered a broken nose when he was attacked by four teens near Dearborn Street and Chicago Avenue.

In a separate incident, police arrested 11 teenagers at CTA’s State and Lake station around 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Police said the group attacked two women in a train car, and ran off with one of the women’s belongings. Officers arrested the teens when they tried to leave the station.

The two women were treated at the scene and released.

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110 Comments to “28 arrested after disturbance on Mag Mile”

    TmA said:
    March 30, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    dave, I would love to know what you're referring to when you say monkeys?

      clean_chicago said:
      March 30, 2013 at 10:45 PM

      I would if I could, but the laws of chicago would put me in jail. I guess my tax dollars will have to pay for their incarceration.

      Maria Isela said:
      March 31, 2013 at 1:49 AM

      Well it's only obvious…did you not just watch the same report…theyre disgusting and disrespectful…and yes they prove that they lack good upbringing…Animals behave better…I can only imagine how their parents must behave…I'm sure they're proud :/

        Will said:
        March 31, 2013 at 4:30 AM

        I hope you're not that naive, there are white kids, asian kids, spanish kids etc who are just as ignorant and trifling and repugnant. It has to do with good morals and bad negligent parenting NOT race! Smh when will people learn.

      growley said:
      March 31, 2013 at 4:41 AM

      I would love to know what Blacks are referring to when they say "Crackers"?

      jeff said:
      April 2, 2013 at 4:29 PM

      oh zombies sounds better thoughtless attitude walking around :)

    Gary Papak said:
    March 30, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Watch it Chicago, you'll be the next Detroit.

      guest said:
      March 30, 2013 at 9:43 PM

      already is

      Fosterakahunter said:
      March 30, 2013 at 10:46 PM

      Probably not. Such a comment shows that you are ignorant to the problems in Detroit, let alone Chicago, and the differences between the two.

        Todd Pardee said:
        March 31, 2013 at 12:17 AM

        Seems like your ignorant to the similarities of the two!

        anon said:
        March 31, 2013 at 1:22 AM

        Chicago is actually losing African-American population so, no, it probably won't become "another Detroit."

      Uncle Ruckus said:
      March 31, 2013 at 1:11 AM

      You should do your research. No way that'll ever happen. It could've happened to Chicago, which point was the most probable candidate to feel the race riot of Detroit, but it didn't happen thanks to the strategy planning of the of Mayor Kennelly

        anon said:
        March 31, 2013 at 1:25 AM

        You sure?

        Mayor Kennelly was in the 50s.

        The worst race riots were in the late 60s.

    Anonymous said:
    March 30, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    DAMN Holligans

      Todd Pardee said:
      March 31, 2013 at 8:20 AM

      Drive down the west side, if you’ve got the stones, you’ll see plenty of lots still empty from the 60′s race riots.

      Todd Pardee said:
      March 31, 2013 at 8:34 AM

      Here’s an idea! Why don’t the CPS take those schools they shut down and rent them out to CPD. The police can then retrofit them with the locks and bars needed for a decent lockup facility, then they can start rounding up these hoodlums, gang bangers and ho’s and start locking them up?
      They can still do some teaching there as I understand lots of the local trouble makers “are good people that are starting to turn their life around and get a GED”. The family is close by to visit their Pookie who was caught (as the article states) ” attacked two women in a train car and ran off with ones belongings”. First you can go back to calling it “strong armed robbery”, as they did in my younger days when occurances were much less prevalent..

    Angry Black Person said:
    March 30, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    Little goons like these brats make us positive black people look real bad, having white people generalizing the whole race. This shouldn't even be a racial issue, this is a lack of parenting issue, where were they when this is going on?!? Parents need to starting being parents again and

      mister engineer said:
      March 30, 2013 at 10:15 PM

      Agreed! As I am an angry, educated, hard working, and not looking for entitlement. And I'm black also!

      guest said:
      March 30, 2013 at 11:18 PM

      I agree this is a Black parenting problem that they need to get under control VERY SOON !

        Todd Pardee said:
        March 31, 2013 at 11:23 AM

        It’s not even parenting anymore, its baby daddy this and baby momma that.

      anon said:
      March 31, 2013 at 1:06 AM

      I am sorry upstanding African-Americans like yourself are tarred by the same brush as those pieces of trash. It must be hard.

      Common Sense said:
      March 31, 2013 at 1:31 AM

      I have four sons/grandsons (my boys) ages 20 through 14 all have graduated at their appropriate time, 2 are working and attending a west suburban Community colleges, one working on building solar panels and the other a freshman with a 3.5 GPA; in addition, one of the starting Defense Ends at his high school. I’ll put any one of my boys against a “APE OF ANOTHER COLOR”, age appropriate and lets competes. Furthermore, any APE OF ANOTHER COLOR, with equal schooling, formal or self-taught, I will go up against regardless of what school you may have attended. To end my anger, one thing if you shave a gorilla, monkey, or ape who most likely it will resemble. If corporate America had keeps the jobs here you wouldn’t be have such dishearten events take place. Incident such as this start with us and soon after the OTHER RACE OF APES (you people) will be doing the same things. Example; your heroin problems in the west suburbs, I regret feeling like this but I hope the keep selling city heroin in your areas. You need to feel like we do!

      Gordon Kamish said:
      March 31, 2013 at 7:55 AM

      Sounds like the group of punks that inavded Ford City Mall last month.

      morry barak said:
      March 31, 2013 at 9:21 AM

      I don't remember the last time dozens of white, hispanic or asian kids did this. People create their own reputations. I would say it has a lot to do with the 70+% out of wedlock birthrate among blacks. It costs nothing to have a father in the home; except commitment. All the government programs in the world can't make up for that. Listen the words of Dr. Carson, and take them to heart. This man can be what BHO never was, and never could be.

      Guest said:
      March 31, 2013 at 10:48 AM

      I teach my children: A reputation is hard fought for, but can be lost in an instant. All the hard work a person, family, or community does can be wiped out by the single action of one who doesn't respect consequences. If we are ever going to move forward, that is the lesson we must stick with, even though it hurts sometimes. It is known as personal accountability. And it is the only thing that gets us out of the cycle of blame and victimization, excuses and anger. It means you owe nobody for your strengths, blame no one for your failures. It is liberation.

      LaFong said:
      March 31, 2013 at 12:06 PM

      The problem is the dominant parent happens to be the government which needs their future votes.

      jeff said:
      April 2, 2013 at 4:36 PM

      attitude on kids they are not scared………… let them sit for three months in cook county like i did for no reason. let their parent lose entitlements because of their behavior……. then we will see a change in attitude real quick !!!!!!!

    Susan said:
    March 30, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Not surprised at all. Some beautiful parts of Chicago…some…not so much. Why do you think Rahm left his post in the Obama administration to run for Mayor of Chicago? Think about that for a minute.@

      Fosterakahunter said:
      March 30, 2013 at 10:47 PM

      No, why? Enlighten us.

    guest said:
    March 30, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    would like to know why there was no news coverage for 1-1/2 hrs?

      Spec investigator said:
      March 31, 2013 at 6:57 PM

      I far flun guess? It's Holy Saturday, for Christians is a pentative day, a day to fast and think about what our Lord did for our sins…. religion aside … it's supposed to be a quiet day, usually is. What better time for the tribes who have no personal values, no life values, no religious values, no family values to act out. Blind sided everyone. Who would have thought that plane would crash there.

    Henry Bowman said:
    March 30, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    This has been going on for years. Ask anyone who lives or works near the Mag Mile. I'm surprised the Chicago media (WGN and WBBM) has even covered it. Rahm and Co. are not going to like this kind of publicity.

      who's next said:
      March 30, 2013 at 11:04 PM

      Where's Jesse J ? What, no comments on this from him ?

    318mopar said:
    March 30, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    The Magnificent mile isn't so magnificent.

      Henry Bowman said:
      March 30, 2013 at 9:54 PM

      You are absolutely correct, at least not anymore. Ask anyone who works at NW hospital what is really going on.

        James said:
        March 31, 2013 at 12:29 AM

        As someone who works at Nothwestern, here is what's going on: a few times a year, as the weather gets warm, this happens. Then it stops. This pattern has been going on since 2006.

        henry Bowman said:
        March 31, 2013 at 2:39 PM

        James it's much worse than that. Ask the 2 doctors who winded up in the ER two separate times. I ask you to ask the third doc but they killed him.

    Guest said:
    March 30, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    Reminds me of various sci-fi movies where utopian societies exist but keep a hidden underclass that eventually rebels and well …..

    Bjean said:
    March 30, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    In a contest of whose race has the worst nasties, I think we can all agree that it would be a tie.
    White teens in Joliet in February, black gangbangers shooting baby Jonylah Watkins….the list just goes on & on. WHAT is wrong with our species? Why are we the only failures as parents?

      Fosterakahunter said:
      March 30, 2013 at 10:51 PM

      There is only one race…

    Natasha Dinwiddie said:
    March 30, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    It's such a shame that our city is so beautiful and it's tainted by the foolery of bored and undirected young people.It's even worse that it has to be our african-american children because they have become the face of negativity, violence, and fear for Chicago.

    dan said:
    March 30, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    you compare the white teens in joiliet to the black on black crime? thats like one lets see hydia pendelton, that guy 2 years ago that stabbed to death a very prettyl white teen just home from school, while robbing their house, a couple young lads in Merriville indiana murdered a white clerk at a food mart while her son was in afganistan,did the whiteish,community ask for their kind to murder these men as did their type of community when George zimmerman protected his life,,i think not look inside your own before looking at others!

      Fosterakahunter said:
      March 30, 2013 at 10:52 PM

      What are you even trying to say? Check your spelling and sentence structure before you comment, and your point may be well taken. Jeez.

      kingme said:
      March 30, 2013 at 11:04 PM

      Did you think about that during the Oklahoma city bombing or during ALL of the school shootings and every other mass shooting in the country. Crazy is crazy. It comes n all colors, races, religions, genders, and every other way the human race can be dissected. Get over yourself mr. dan,

    Curry said:
    March 30, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Careful.

      clean_chicago said:
      March 30, 2013 at 10:35 PM

      careful of what, truth hurts, im sorry, you can not defend any of the actions of these black teenagers. yes I said black, not just young teens, black young teens!

        Fosterakahunter said:
        March 30, 2013 at 10:49 PM

        Truth such referring to them as monkeys, or, truth of your prejudice and bigotry?

        Maria Isela said:
        March 31, 2013 at 1:57 AM

        Unfortunatly I have to completely agree with Col. Von Doche…what's wrong with them…I'll never understand it…what joy or fun is it to act like wild animals…I'm sorry, animals behave better than them…

    paul said:
    March 30, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    parents to busy worring about their personnel life and the hell with these demons kids society have to be bother with

    Yeah said:
    March 30, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    This is creates racists.

    FEDUP1967 said:
    March 30, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    This is not a race thing – this is crappy parenting and entitled young adults who think society and their families "owe: them.
    For all these punks that are finding it hard to not break the law, draft them. Put their butts in boot camp. They WILL straighten up and listen because if they don't, their drill sergeant will make them understand the rules…. and maybe this is the type of "parenting" they will understand since their own biological parents screwed up and let their kids call the shots.

      Norm King said:
      March 31, 2013 at 12:06 PM

      That's the problem, the kids run the parents. Boot camp is an excellent idea. If that doesn't work then punish as China does. I guarantee that will work. Our crime rate will drop from 100% down to less than 1/100 of 1 percent.

    Yeah said:
    March 30, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Draft won't work. National Guard on every street corner is where we are headed.

      Tracker 3 said:
      March 31, 2013 at 11:48 AM

      I don't think the National Guard would work out to well. A bunch of soldiers not from the city thrust into a foreign environment stagnant at a street corner just waiting for an incident with a group of rowdy teens or gang members who have no code of conduct or abide by rules of society.

      After hurricane Andrew in Miami in the 90s they stuck soldiers at intersections with their rifles and in typical Army style, no bullets…just their rifles. Well the gangs weren't dumb, they rode up in their cars four deep (with their guns with lots of bullets) and relieved the soldiers of their rifles that had no bullets.

      I predict the same thing if Chicago goes the same route. It will get worse before it gets better. Curfews, martial law and the suspension of liberty during the period…good luck Chicago.

      jeff said:
      April 2, 2013 at 4:38 PM

      just gun them down at this point………. their minds are zombied

    Juanita said:
    March 30, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    I am a teen myself with a job…. and going to school.. I am a college student and it kills me to say that my generation is very messed up and its getting way to far… where is cpd wen we need them where is rahm wen we need them!!!!!!!!! I love my race but its so much negativity behind it :(

      guest said:
      March 30, 2013 at 11:35 PM

      "where is cpd"? how can you possibly fix your mouth to speak such slander? the whole 018th district was there, wagons were called in from other districts and our Mayor is spending $1 MILLION dollars a day to pay CPD to work their days off to respond to the BLACK criminal element (south side, west side, downtown flash mobs) Where is the sense of responsibility among black people, Juanita?

      anon said:
      March 31, 2013 at 1:28 AM

      Just keep living the way you're living, Juanita.

      You'll be fine.

    guest said:
    March 30, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Its sooo sad and the video of the kids display them as simple and clowns clueless to the issues. Their parents need to respond to their behavior they look stupid its very upsetting

    Mannie21 said:
    March 30, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Stop this please teens, stop this the police will take this more seriously and it will be a matter of time before
    Someone gets seriously hurt.
    Now you've been warned.
    Parents these are your kids….be parents and warn them the police will not have this behavior go on.

      jeff said:
      April 2, 2013 at 4:42 PM

      shoot to kill as far as i'm concerned

    Clc said:
    March 31, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    Kids raising kids… Teaching them the wrongs instead of rights… Not a race issue, more like a moral issue.

      Pete said:
      March 31, 2013 at 6:17 AM

      It's a moral issue. Our society is decaying because we have forsaken the values that made us great. In our quest to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity, we've taken away some level of personal responsibility. I can go out, get pregnant, and make lots of babies because the "government will take care of me."

    Todd Pardee said:
    March 31, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    Did the swedes in Andersonville get loose again at the mag mile and put on the crazies?

    Chicago resident said:
    March 31, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    What is with that Chicago and State corner? There are ALWAYS troublemakers hanging out around that McDonalds. I think because it's right at the red line–the kids just run around, up and down the L stairs, in the tunnels, out of the tunnels…it's idiotic to see. These all look like teens around 15 and up, and I'm sorry to be politically incorrect, but I have only seen black teens, mainly boys. That's purely in identification of who I have personally seen involved, it doesn't mean they are they only ones involved. If you have seen any hispanics or whites participating, I never have. I live and work downtown and have seen this for several years now. It's like a badge of honor among really, really bored kids. With the way they run around it's like they're children playing a big game. It doesn't help that all the kids are having trouble finding summer jobs either so it's just going to get worse. I just wish they'd stop randomly attacking people, that's just evil and nihilistic.

      anon said:
      March 31, 2013 at 1:11 AM

      McDonald's and Chik-Fil-A are both there.

      They seem to attract the worst in society.

      Loyola is opening a security office on the corner in another year or so….that might help.

      Will said:
      March 31, 2013 at 4:53 AM

      At ^ Chicago resident, true these kids are naive, incompetent and petty and have nothing else better to do, but I can assure you other kids of other races and ethnic backgrounds do the same so don't even start, just read more and not just what you analyze on the news. What about white kids who host bonfires and do ignorant racist nonsense to black folks, white kids who disturb society or white kids who go on massacre shooting sprees all the time or the four white kids in Joliet who killed two black teens a few months ago then had sex on their bodies? This world is f'd up because of negligent and young parents who don't raise their kids right on good morals and values, nothing to do with race! don't single black kids out just because you chose not to read about the horrible white kids! Kids don't need spring break! they need more school! and should spend more time reading about their history to know how great they were meant to be and know their worth and what they are capable of and what they can accomplish.

        Chicago resident said:
        March 31, 2013 at 12:33 PM

        I'm not singling out black teens, I'm saying I've only seen black teens, mainly boys, involved in the downtown Chicago disturbances. As I mentioned before that does not mean that hispanics or whites aren't involved. I'm also specifically talking about what's going on in River North, not the suburbs, state or country. The unemployment rate among Chicago teens is horribly high, and I'd guess a lot of these kids would rather have jobs to earn extra money instead of wandering downtown aimlessly. I don't necessarily blame the parents either. Sometimes kids just don't listen or do what they know is right no matter how hard their parents work at it. There are so many murders going on every night in various neighborhoods, maybe the kids feel like at least the risk of getting shot and killed downtown by some stray bullets meant for someone else is comparably lower? I don't know. I cry for every young kid that gets murdered here every day.

        I think the biggest problem though with these downtown disturbances is that the kids who are causing these problems are making it hell for every other good kid who just wants to be able to enjoy downtown, have dinner, see a movie, without others assuming they'll cause problems.

        Aguilar said:
        April 1, 2013 at 9:20 AM

        More school?????…that's a lazy excuse an ignorant parent would say….School is not a damn daycare. Besides half the time they don't even attend classes…parents need to get their priorities straight…spend less time worrying about getting your nails done, hair did, and searching for their next baby-daddy/ baby-momma…I don't know what these kids are thinking…I could never humiliate myself like that or disrespect my parents with such idiotic behavior, or embarrassed my race with such stupidity. Half these "parents"… Don't know how to be responsible, educating, loving parents…kids learn from them and mimic them…so what do we expect…they're the splitting image of them.

      Todd Pardee said:
      March 31, 2013 at 7:03 AM

      Summer jobs??? It’s still March!

    AngryYoungAndPoor said:
    March 31, 2013 at 1:03 AM

    Honestly from a teenagers perspective…what else is there to do besides for hanging out on street corners and finding things to amuse ourselves with. Joining a sport costs too much money, theres no such thing as arcades or cheap bowling alleys that we can afford. Half of us cant gets jobs and college is an unsure thing for us. So yeah, were going to be out walking the street doing whatever we can to have fun and entertain ourselves. I find it funny that automaticlly were considered hooligans and menaces to society because were fucking bored. Why dont the adultsgive us something to fucking do to amuse ourselves without having to get into trouble? Why cant there be activities and things that are affordible that we can go do? Im sure if I had somewhere to go when I was younger I wouldnt have done half of the shit I did when I was younger. Wake up America, shit like this happens, its called grow up and get over it, theres always gonna be something that you dont agree with the youth. Its a different generation and I can promise you it will never change.

      TheLocNar said:
      March 31, 2013 at 1:17 AM

      There's that sense of entitlement. Oh. It's not your fault you're acting like idiots. It's the adults' fault for not GIVING you something to do. Tell you what. If you're bored, enlist.

      kirby1414 said:
      March 31, 2013 at 1:43 AM

      What these "people" did was not the thing anyone that is civilzed does. How would you feel if one of your family members was attacked and/or robbed while just being in the city shopping or out to dinner? The idiots that did this need severe punishment …. and why don't you try volunteering your time somewhere instead of being bored?

      Maria said:
      March 31, 2013 at 2:21 AM

      WHAT!!!!!! When I was "Bored" my parents were sure to find something, anything to: fix, clean, work on, take care of, anything….Lord forbid those words ever came out of my mouth "I'm bored"…I can't even imagine going out in public and behaving like that. It's apparent I was raised better, with respect and common sence. Must be because my parents wanted me to contribute to society in a positive and rewarding way. BORED…I cannot believe that's you excuse…it's stupid and ridiculous…just like those ignorant animal behaving children…they're disgusting and a waste on this Earth!

      Tracker 3 said:
      March 31, 2013 at 12:01 PM

      Your generation needs to re-gage your priorities and your outlook on life. It is not societies duty to entertain you or your friends. It takes a community to be a cohesive group and to care for the betterment of all. Respect your elders (foreign concept eh?) and strive to make things better than you found them. There are the Scouts and other programs you have the opportunity to be a part of but that takes discipline and committment. It is your responsibility to make your environment better.

      That is great that you and your friends have the opportunity to hang out in a nice setting. But your need for excitement and anti social behaviour which garners you attention is negative attention. Seems fun and hilarious at the time but it is destructive behaviour. Be respectful and civil…you will see that the action will be returned…act like a fool and you will be highlighted as a nuisance.

        Fed up said:
        March 31, 2013 at 9:22 PM

        I agree with you. But, it also takes a village to raise an idiot. That's what a village of idiots raises…..idiots!

      Leonidas said:
      March 31, 2013 at 1:42 PM

      I pity you. May you live forever.

      Bjean said:
      March 31, 2013 at 8:36 PM

      I raised 5 sons & 1 daughter, I myself was raised on the South Side, my parents were 1st Generation Americans. I am trying to give you some perspective from one who NEVER EVER said the word 'bored' or 'gimme' to my parents (or any adult). What did I do as a teen? work a lousy min wage (to pay for any extra clothes/shoes/dances/music albums I wanted), study to get passing grades (or get in MAJOR trouble w/my folks), chores around the house (or I was not allowed to even think of going out), kept a strict curfew (or again – get in MAJOR trouble w/my folks), went to church (even when it was the last thing I wanted to do), got involved in school & church groups….BUT AT NO TIME did I ever steal, assault, stay out late, get expelled (or pregnant or drunk or high), disrespect ANY adult (including teachers & bosses)! I do not recall feeling entitled to ANY thing, nope, not one thing. It was pounded into me that MY future was MY problem, that my choices had consequences, and when I was 18, I PAID RENT to my parents for the honor of eating, sleeping, using their electricity & water! AND I LOVED MY FOLKS! If I ever got arrested for any hooligan behavior, my dad would have LEFT ME THERE! So, in closing, do not ever think ANYONE OWES YOU A THING! Appreciate ANYTHING you ever get from anyone. MAKE your own way in life, and do not follow the crowd when they behave like idiots. USE YOUR BRAIN!

      jeff said:
      April 2, 2013 at 4:44 PM

      heres a stick and a garbage bag start cleaning up your neighborhoods !!!!!!!!!

    Chicagolove said:
    March 31, 2013 at 2:23 AM

    Yes, let them act like animals in their own neighborhood…

    Common Sense said:
    March 31, 2013 at 2:33 AM

    have four sons/grandsons (my boys) ages 20 through 14 all have graduated at their appropriate time, 2 are working and attending a west suburban Community college, one working on building solar panels and the other a freshman with a 3.5 GPA; in addition, one of the starting Defense Ends at his high school. I’ll put any one of my boys against 'your offspring' “APES OF ANOTHER COLOR”, age appropriate and lets competes. Furthermore, any APE OF ANOTHER COLOR, with equal schooling, formal or self-taught, I will go up against regardless of what school you may have attended. To end my anger, one thing if you shave a gorilla, monkey, or ape who most likely it will resemble. If corporate America had keeps the jobs here you wouldn’t be have such dishearten events take place. Incident such as this start with us and soon after the OTHER RACE OF APES (you people) will be doing the same things. Example; your heroin problems in the west suburbs, I regret feeling like this but I hope they keep selling city heroin in your areas. You need to feel like we do!

    Esco said:
    March 31, 2013 at 3:47 AM

    Seems the cops were corralling them like cattle.
    Get along little doggies!!

    growley said:
    March 31, 2013 at 4:45 AM

    Per capita population in the U.S. for Blacks is 14% (rounded) however in this street scene of nastiness, I see over 50% Blacks involved. So funny how the Blacks think the world is against them when in general form they don't follow the rules of society. It's like, "Ohhh, they hate me. It must not be my behavior but it's my color."

    Will said:
    March 31, 2013 at 4:54 AM

    Smh kids don't need a spring break!

    bobobobob said:
    March 31, 2013 at 5:03 AM

    We need public floggings for these kids and their parents. These kids fear nothing, so let’s put some fear into them.

    spoolie said:
    March 31, 2013 at 5:17 AM

    Forced labor camps are needed in every large metro area . Put these animals in there for several years, and there will be a large drop in the crime rate.

    Mike said:
    March 31, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    It's about time really come on just put them in jail,and the parents too who have no business with kids in first place,if you cant raise one stop having kids who grow up now adays just lost in this world.It's when they should been at home some where,I mean whats so exciting you gotta hang out in a rich
    white shopping area of the city.And that McDonalds I dont get it why so many black homesless folks
    just find that a safe haven to hangout,lay around like that.They can hangout downtown aint got a damn dime,broke looking stupid but they cant get to nobody church on Sunday to get some kinda salvation or word from GOD.

    Michael said:
    March 31, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    I have had a business in Chicago since 1993. We are located on Michigan Ave. Not anymore!! Picking up and moving to Texas. Had enough of the taxes, crime, corruption and gun laws. What used to be a great city is now trending the way of other ghetto cities. It really is a shame! I moved to the city in 1986 and have lived downtown since. Politically speaking, the city is wrought with corruption as is downstate!! What was a moderate city has turned way to the left and had enough. See ya!

    who's next said:
    March 31, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Maybe the police (or armed citizens) may get to the point of being bored with you and shoot a couple of you. Did that ever cross your mind or are you as stupid as you look ?

    Columbus said:
    March 31, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Here's Jango(s) unchained for ya

    Todd Pardee said:
    March 31, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Don’t rag Chicago, Milwaukee has its own reputation of roving gangs of black youths wilding at Summerfest and the county fair grounds.

      Wisconsinite said:
      March 31, 2013 at 4:18 PM

      I guess Milwaukee is the only city in Wisconsin?

    fatalbert2013 said:
    March 31, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    you ain't seen nothing yet, homes….

      Wisconsinite said:
      March 31, 2013 at 3:50 PM

      So, you must be a punk too?

    RenaissanceMan said:
    March 31, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Its sad how so often you hear of people saying they make us look bad and blaming the parents for their actions. That's not necessarily true if you look at their surroundings, if you live anywhere close or drive around the south side like most of the people on this commenting post have probably never done, you will see all of the cracked street filled with potholes and boarded up houses that haven't been fixed for months or even years at a time. Blacks have to pay taxes like everyone else right? So why don't our taxes clean our streets, refine our buildings and businesses like they tell us they do?? Their parents can't raise them properly if they have to work 2 and three jobs just to make a living. so who's going to help raise and build their character? the streets is the next thing to give them brotherhood and a feeling of security. All they have to do is say no to drugs? if their parents rely on food stamps to feed them while still working 2 and 3 jobs how will they feed themselves and their family if their parents can't afford everything? Don't forget this generation of teens is progeny of the Crack epidemic in the late 80s and 90s. How did Crack get here? Blacks don't own any airplanes or labs to make that stuff, so how did it get here?? Just ask Gary Webb or the Real Ricky Ross. Malcolm X said something in 1964 that describes this perfect scenario that "When you live in a poor neighborhood, you're living in an area where you have to have poor schools, poor schools means poor teachers, when you have poor teachers you get a poor education, poor education you can only work on a poor paying job which enables you to live again in a poor neighborhood. It is a very vicious cycle. Usually these bad housing conditions result from absentee landlords, people who are rich and live downtown. It's actually a form of 20th century SLAVERY." Like we all say, you are a product of your surroundings and these are their surroundings. It's sad to hear Black people beating up on our children. Like Malcolm said, divide and conquer! We didn't fail ya'll, ya'll failed us! So before all you bourgeoisie Whites AND Blacks who have probably never struggled a day in your life attempt to criticize THE STRUGGLE learn something first! the answer is not more police and incarceration rates that has already gone from 300,000 to 2 million in the past 30 years with blacks in an overabundance, its better education, better housing, better funds to end poverty, It's 10 sides to every story. This is a caste system.
    Tupac- Letter to the President, Changes. Michelle Alexander: The New Jim Crow

      FedUp said:
      March 31, 2013 at 2:14 PM

      All I hear are excuses, did the white man put the crack pipe in your mouth and light it? NO he didn't! I am not black but I didn't grow up with much, my family has been homeless lived out of a car, but guess what, I made a decision to not struggle by getting good grades regardless of the school and go onto college and yes I didn't get free college I had to pay for it! It is a matter of wanting to have a better life. It's so easy to blame everyone else and be lazy. You think no black person has came out of the ghetto and made it in life? They did because they didn't feel they were owed everything because their parents made bad decisions and couldn't properly raise them. You make your life what you put into it. Quit with the excuses, it's 2013 not 1940! You have every opportunity quit being lazy and making excuses!!!!! Right now your failing yourself, what else do you want, life is not free you can't live life with your hand open. I work at a real big company and guess what? Most of the upper management are African American from the same poor neighbor hoods and schools you speak of! In stead of blaming others take action and be a role model to these kids! If you can't afford kids and properly raise them, wear a condom!!!

        FedUp said:
        March 31, 2013 at 2:24 PM

        Also, Why keep putting our hard working money into building better housing? So people can continue to abuse the system and not want to better their lives because they believe people should just give them better housing especially when they will just destroy it in 5-10 years anyways. Life isn't free for anyone white, black, brown! You think African Americans have it hard, go talk to Native Americans and you will know what it really is to struggle and be forgotten! A lot of white families are struggling but you don't see hoards of white kids going around downtown beating and robbing people for fun!

      Enrique said:
      March 31, 2013 at 3:18 PM

      There ain’t any finances for streetlights. Local, state and federal governments are mandated to pay for pensions. All the drama about infrastructure on TV is for money required to pay for existing obligations.

    loljerks said:
    March 31, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    TOO BAD WE CAN'T GO BACK TO THE GOOD OL DAYS OF NOT LETTING THOSE NIGGS IN ANY WHITE ARE AT ALL…….. THOSE WERE THE GREAT DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Anonymous said:
    March 31, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    I’m all for bringing the Nationsl Guard in to patrol the streets.

    Also think everyone arrested should be required to attend military boot camp and learn some manner and how to respect themselves and others – apparently something their parents failed to teach them.

    I also think any of these kids who show up in a mob intending to do this should be treated as domestic terrorists and tried as adults! Maybe if they’re facing more serious consequences, maybe they’ll Think teice & parents will take it more serious. Plus, if tried as adults, media can publish their names and bringing shame to their parents or family might get someone to step up and properly raise these kids.

      kirby1414 said:
      March 31, 2013 at 5:47 PM

      GREAT POST!! I'm with your thoughts 110%~

    happy_pessimist said:
    March 31, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    Time to pull up your baggy pants, comb your hair, take off the goofy sideways hats and knee length shirts, speak like you have taken an English cla55, stop listening to music that makes you angrier and more ignorant each day, and stop blaming white people for your own stupidity and contribute something to this country!
    If you pierce, tattoo or get a police record you may lose opportunities….quit trying to look and act different and try to a55imilate and you will find that more doors will be opened for you.
    This case shows the glaring problem of the black culture that is unwilling to look at its own people and tell them they are good or bad. Take responsibility and hold your children responsible when they act like animals and criminals and don’t go on the news saying that “my son is a good boy blah blah blah”.

    Enrique said:
    March 31, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    Rahm’s a little slow with the basketballs ain’t he?

    apoliticalas said:
    March 31, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Nice going, news media!
    Now that you have overpublicized this story, you can expect copycat attacks like these EVERYWHERE including the burbs (Yes including the home of the "mean street gangstas", Bannockburn) and beyond!
    You don't get stories like these out of L.A., Dallas, or Miami because TASERS and STUN GUNS are legal to carry down there: No stray bullets and no noxious fumes to sicken/suffocate bystanders; just a urine soaked, feces stained quivering mass who can stand trial for being a bad@$$ "gangsta"!
    Wisconsin, ILLINOIS, New York and Michigan is where you get most of these stories from, because NON-LETHAL electronic weapons are illegal in these states due to a [liberal] knee-jerk reaction from their [liberal] governors reading [liberal] news reports about Taser/Stun gun deaths (which are a lot less than gunfire deaths)!
    BTW: Those that died by Taser/Stun Gun shouldn't have been screwing around in the first place because they had a pre-existing conditions!

    kirby1414 said:
    March 31, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Has anyone seen Jesse Jackson? Al Sharpton? Father Pfleiger? They should be telling these so called "PEOPLE" that what they are doing in criminal and there is NO excuse for doing what they did – And he should be for STERN punishment – - NO handholding and pandering…People with any sense are sick of it – - and quite frankly, sick of the 3 above mentioned so-called religious men. All three of them are out for their own $$$$ gain!!

    guest said:
    March 31, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    what happened to midnight basketball?

    Fedup said:
    March 31, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    I'm just saying you can't blame the parents these kids (teenagers ) wanna be grown treat them like they grown lock they asses up. I want one of them to try me I got something for them. They do this stupid shit cause half of them are followers some of these teens probably have descent parents I'm sure they don't even have a clue too what they're child is doing can't babysit them 24 hours in a day. They need to be responsible Chicago is fucked up i 'm from there I barely visit the best bet is to move somewhere else. To much violence and I'm not trying to raise my kids there period.

    momofmany said:
    April 1, 2013 at 1:00 AM

    TO the WHINING OVERGROWN BABY TEENAGERS blubbering about having nothing to do but act like untrained animals … Try doing what MY kids do … and as there are eight of them and just a mom raising them … I do not want to hear your stupid WHINING about the lack of resources – SHUT UP ALREADY!!! . GO TO THE LIBRARY and start with learning PROPER ENGLISH as your posts plainly show how well you pay attention in school. YOU ARE THE ONES WHO NEED TO GROW THE HELL UP AND ACT LIKE A HUMAN BEING INSTEAD OF ANIMALS THAT BELONG IN A CAGE. Some of us DO raise our kids to BEHAVE LIKE HUMAN BEINGS – sorry that you obviously were not taught as such. Poor little BABY IS BORED. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? Poor little spoiled brat baby is bored … no wonder so many kids cannot get jobs these days if this is the overall attitude. Funny how out of my 8 kids – ALL OF THE OLDER ONES HAVE JOBS. Could it possibly be that some of us know what to teach our kids about LIFE???? Parents need to get their heads out of their behinds and STOP IMPOSING THEIR INCOMPETENT PARENTING ON THE REST OF US WHO DO A GOOD JOB!!!!

    TYN said:
    April 1, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    DONT GET MAD WE DID OUR THING HANNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SQUAD !

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