New Englewood residents threatened, attacked

Family members who recently moved into the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s south side say they were attacked by more than a dozen gang members Thursday evening.

They had just moved to Englewood from the south suburb of Chicago Heights.  Sean Robinson and his wife Phyllis said shortly after their move, they noticed the gang members selling drugs near their home, even in the gangway next to their home.

The Robinson’s said the gang members started threatening them and then the threats boiled over.  Sean Robinson said he saw the young men throwing bricks and bottles at his daughter’s parked car and when he yelled at them to stop, that’s when they attacked him.

He said about 15 people in their late teens or early 20’s beat him to the ground and hit him on the head with a two by four piece of wood.  He suffered wounds to his head which required several stitches and was released Saturday from Mt. Sinai Hospital following Thursday night’s attack.

Sean Robinson said he and his family moved to Englewood as he is a CTA bus driver.  The family says it has reached out to local clergy members for help, but have already decided to leave Englewood and move back to Chicago Heights.

No arrests have been made as Chicago Police Area South detectives continue to investigate.

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27 comments

  • Shawnna

    It hurts badly when all I can do is sit here and watch my family get attacked miles away. I'm praying for them and hope that the people who did this to them will be brought to justice. What has my father ever done to deserve this? I love my family and I don't want to imagine a world without them. My prayers are with you.

    • kirby1414

      Are these lovely people your family? I saw them on the news – – I am so sorry for what they are going through…It's just awful!
      I'll be thinking about them….Hopefully things will be better and they will be safe again when they move back to Chicago Heights. (This article says Chi Hts – – I was sure that the news said Cal City )
      Best of luck to them, and the rest of your family… I'm so sorry that our world has become so cruel~

  • kirby1414

    This is a terrible and sad story – – I saw these folks on the news. I know that people that attack and torment people like this family are cowards … but this is just awful. And I saw that a relatives house had been burned, and windows of another relative were broken.
    Where is Jesse Jackson? Father Pfleger? Who is the Alderman for that area?
    I just CANNOT understand why Chicago doesn't get more help – -National Guard, State Police, etc. And how about an early curfew? Our city "leaders" (??) must either be afraid of the gangs – or in bed with them…
    My heart goes out to this family – They were so distrought, and beaten down – – Sadly, by common THUGS – – and the so-called "black leaders" are no where to be found….TERRIBLE!

    • John J Dalesandro

      I respect your father for being a working man,….I am also, tho not a Black American. I'm as you'd say, a White American, but I believe we ALL have a right to persue happiness, & live in relative safety in our neighborhoods & houses. BUT, when it's necessary, there comes a time when we must use weapons to defend our homes, family & property. These scumbags don't deserve to live, but it's on us to wipe out the threat they make to us. We can't depend on anyone else. It's JUST US. WE NEED TO WAKE UP!! WE ARE IN A WAR!!! WE MUST FIGHT IT !!! WE MUST WIN IT!!! Thank God your father didn't suffer a fatal wound. If I can help, let me know.

  • kirby1414

    Below is the Alderman for this family's district:

    Roderick T. Sawyer
    Alderman, 6th Ward, City of Chicago
    463 1/2 East 83rd Street
    Chicago, IL 60619
    service@6thwardchicago.com
    (773) 635-0006 (phone)
    (773) 891-5679 (fax) http://www.6thwardchicago.com
    Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm
    Friday – Saturday 10am-2pm

    This is the Public Service Office of Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer of the 6th Ward. We proudly represent the Chatham, Chesterfield, Englewood, Greater Grand Crossing, Park Manor, Roseland Heights and West Chesterfield Communities.

    WHERE AARE THE HIGHLY PAID $$$$ ALDERMEN WHEN INNOCENT PEOPLE NEED THEM???

  • racerxken

    These bands of roaming thugs do this everyday. Funny you don't see Reverend Jesse stepping up to help his people!! The cities gang bangers don't know any better. This is a multi-generation problem. Englewood, Roseland, Gresham, Rockwell all infested. They did the smart thing and just leave. Land of the free my ass.

  • pagan69

    If you are waiting for Jessie to do something you are behind the power curve. You have to act yourself. In the morning call 5 friends and tell them to call 5 friends and then they are to call the mayors office the police chiefs office and the alderman's office, tie up their phones and demand action. But above all don't fall for that we are working on it, or we need more gun control, the legislature has not provided the tools to deal with this. All of this is BS the only thing they need is to do a little Criminal Control, the judges to grow a pair, and DOC to stop turning them loose before they have served the full sentence.

  • Mike Payne

    JUST WAIT for the "Free Boarding for Thugs Program" at Garfield on the Green Line — When the Red Line Shutdown comes down on May 19th of NEXT MONTH…….

    Rome sending Christians to the Lions…….

  • One that knows

    Y would anyone with a family move to englewood ? You could not pay me to live there with all those savages. The honest hard working people of englewood need ccw to clean up that hole

  • readthisnote2

    They don't need to call the clergy, activist, etc. where were their neighbors? It's our kids doing this and it is for US to solve. It's sad when your neighbors stand by and let this happen. They are sending a message that they have no back bone. Until the adults stand up to these countless gangs more of this will occur. Parents need to know their kids are out here doing this type of hostal mob action. Fear is the enemy and can be a friend. Use it to take back Control of your Blocks. Fear of being held hostage in your home should cause people to FIGHT BACK! Why are they letting these gangs (few) run an entire block. There are more adults then them. TOGETHER is the key. The gangs hold together why can't the Concerned Adults? A plain Ole School butt kicking would suffice! Some know these teens that did this let their PARENT(s) know. Let this go and you'll have such uprising in other communities. These gang teens are OUT OF CONTROL and getting BOLDER! ! It's up to US TO SAVE US FROM US! Until we stand up and show we truly CARE nobody will COME TO OUR AID! SIMPLE._

  • Joymar

    Jesse Jackson never has anything to say about the black crime in Chicago. Am I the only one who has come to the conclusion that Jesse is behind all the gangs? Is he getting a financial cut from all the drug selling and other crimes? Reverend Jesse Gangbanger!

  • kirby1414

    I called CLTV Politic Now show one night when they were discussing crime in the city – I asked why the National Guard, etc. was not called in. The guest LAUGHED at my question, and said that the National Gurad doesn't UNDERSTAND the gangs…how they work,etc.

    What's to understand??? They rob, they kill, they torment people.

    SO I ASK: WHY IS THE CITY SO AFRAID OF THE GANGS????

  • RAGE

    "Where is Jesse Jackson? Father Pfleger? Who is the Alderman for that area? I just CANNOT understand why Chicago doesn't get more help – -National Guard, State Police, etc. And how about an early curfew? Our city "leaders" (??)"

    The question is where are the neighbors on the BLOCK to allow this happen??? We always want to look to outside folks to help us but refuse to help ourselves??? The Resident Association of Greater Englewood thrives to get more residents to TAKE BACK our communities…Join RAGE today….We are proud to be in Englewood and refuse to move because we see the GREATNESS here….The news report one-sided story….Check out our website for the other stories… .www.ragenglewood.org or http://www.mrsenglewood.blogspot.com

  • rich

    I’m sooooooo tired of this, this is not just a police issue. There are some who know exactly what they raised, animals. Call it what it is, people that don’t give a dam about their kids, and have never taught them one intelligent thing. These kids grow with not one ounce of respect and their parents unleash them on the rest of us. When the police kill them or they get caught for killing, the first thing that wonderful parent would say is”my baby wouldn’t have killed nobody, he is a good kid”

    And I’m BLACK, sooooooo tired of it

  • Tired of the Morons

    Maybe if the rest of the black community would get off their azzes they could take the neighborhood back instead of defending these useless POS.

  • sharong4

    I live on the Westside. We do have our share of gang problems, but it is one thing that I can say, in my niehgborhood, the gangs respect the elderly. If they see someone acost you, they will speak up. Naturally, we do have to be careful when they are into it. Bullets have no names. That man that got beat up, if he was in my area, the gangs would have beat up whoever touched him. In my area, it is the new comers that we worry about.

  • jan

    Hi,
    I have lived in Englewood almost 50 years. I have lived in different states, and in the suburbs of Chicago. Due to circumstances and life changes, I moved back to the old neighborhood. My block is classic, and the neighbors have been here over 50 years. People come that don't belong and we call the police, alderman and mayor. We are busy keeping our block the way it was 50 years ago. Many of our seniors are retired, but some of the kids that stayed, continue to work, go to school and send their kids to work and school. It is the value system that keep us strong. How are you, haven't seen you. You ok. When are children Venture off the Block that is when trouble Begins. My neighbor son went to the east side, he was stopped and harassed by police. He drives a nice car, works and goes to school. Another incident, a relative grown, 45 year old man went to the east side to p/up electrician. The police took him in, made him leave his car, took him to the police station, and then, he had to walk back into this neighborhood and retrieve his car. Thank God nothing happened to him or my sisiter's vehicle. It is sad, when black men, good people can't live amongst these wolves. I was a social worker and these teens during the early 90's were having babies, this is when these problems began. Babies raising babies, generational problems that must be cured. My ex-husband left, but he was from the other side of town. I didn't give up on my son. He does great in school, but he listens to the records, videos, but yet he is afraid of the streets. He knows the gang bangers, but that is not his way of life. Those kids remember how in school, I came up everytime, there was a problem, and I walked the school yard when there wasn't. They called him a momma's boy, but they also knew, I didn't play when it came to my children. I was there and I am still there. My mom raised up, my dad died by kidney failure, grandparents lived 3 blocks up, 3 blocks over. We are still doing well and instilling the life skills taught to us. Believe me, my brothers two children, went astray, one's in jail, the daughter 4 kids. They wouldn't listen, wanted to do it there way. Yes, the state has been involved, really sad. Family, neighbors, everyone must continue to stop and tell them, this behavior is wrong. My son, mentors 3 boys that live in the back of our home. When I bbq, I put extras on for them. Their momma wanted to move because of the gangs. I told her to stay, don't run. She did and her boys are doing better in school, where they were once failing. Kids need stability so that they can grow and learn, it makes life more cohesive. I am sorry for that family.

  • R A FEIBEL

    IF THE CITY OF CHICAGO WAS REALLY INTERESTED IN THE PUBLIC SAFETY INSTEAD OF THEIR POLITICAL CAREERS I.E. EMMANUEL AND CO.CHICAGO WOULD NOT BE THE MURDER CAPITAL OF THE U.S. ITS BECAUSE THE VERMIN THAT WE CALL GANG BANGER S KNOW THAT THE CITIZENRY DOES T HAVE WEAPONS THAT CAN KILL THEM AND THAT IS WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE .THIS LAW AGAINST GUN OWNERSHIP IS COSTING HUNDREDS OF INNOCENT LIVES WHILE THE MURDERERS GET AWAY WITH IT.THE OTHER FACT IS THE POLICE ARE INADEQUATE IN NO.S THAT ARTE NEEDED IN HIGH CRIME AREAS.THE POLICE AND THE MAYORAL ADM. NEED TO BE REVAMPED INTO A MORE EFFECTIVE CRIME FIGHTING UNIT.ALSO CHANGE THE LAW ON GUNS AND ARM THE CITIZENRY.DON TLISTEN TO THE MILITANT GUN GRABBERS.

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