Man charged in hammer attack near Navy Pier

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A Chicago man accused of hitting two women with a hammer will appear in Cook County Criminal Court Thursday for a bond hearing.

Jawaun Westbrook, 28, is charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery and use of a deadly weapon.

He's accused of hitting two 55-year-old women in the face with a hammer as they were walking on a bike path near Navy Pier Tuesday night.

Both victims were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition.

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  • 14th Gen American

    If the women he attacked were white, Asian, Hispanic or whatever else, he should be charged with a Hate Crime!!

  • Hmmmm

    Hmmm. Take notice Rahm. This alleged person appears to be indigent, a drug abuser and/or mentally unstable at the very least a little “wild” looking.
    While any of the above are not whatsoever a justification or an exuse for the complete outrageous violent acts he may have commited.
    What this incident does prove yet again is that there are NOT enough police officers, community outreach and social service workers on the streets. Plent of useless cameras though including your revenue cameras of which the proceeds are again NOT putting more police on the streets.
    This violence was caused by a hammer as so indicated.
    So I am tired and sick of hearing how it is all about the avaliability of fire arms. While fire arms cause much of the “shootings” in the city people need to be aware that shootings are most of all the incedents in general on a day by day basisi but its the only news headliners and are the politicians main focal points.
    People everyday in Chicago and elsewhere commit graphic acts of violence with other methods (Knives, baseball bats, sticks, bricks, bottles & so on and so on.
    So let us as a city start focusing on the current politicians inability or lack of urgency to put more police and social services on the front line city streets PERIOD.
    I do not believe the city in proper has increased their police force based on the large increase of violent acts i. years, this is not acceptable.
    Stop with the talk lets start seeing results, or that is come the next election if you still want to hold your current paying jobs & titles.

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