Cops: 2 Dozen Young People Arrested in Near North Disturbances

William Lee, Chicago Tribune, August 26, 2012

Two dozen young people were arrested after causing disturbances near and on the Magnificent Mile Saturday afternoon, Chicago police said this morning.

Of those arrested, 20 were juveniles and four were adults after the incidents Saturday evening, police said. {snip}

No injuries were reported though scores of police officers criss-crossed the city’s Near North Side, including on the Gold Coast, responding to numerous calls regarding rowdy teens pushing aside pedestrians and darting into traffic along North Michigan Avenue near Chicago Avenue, according to witnesses and police.


In one related incident, a 14-year-old girl was arrested at 8 p.m. after throwing tea on a security guard at a McDonald’s at 20 E. Chicago Avenue, police said.

In the end, officers took about two-dozen youth into custody, charging most of them as juveniles with reckless conduct, said Officer Ronald Gaines, a police spokesman.

One of the arrestees.


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  • Church_of_Jed

    “Police actually manage to arrest 24 miscreants,” so now the zone commander is under review for violating the consent decree he signed as a Pledge of Unity with the Victimized Other at the end of the last Diversity Enrichment and Racial Sensitivity training session.

    Arne Duncan and My People Holder are convening an emergency strategy session to come up with a “meaningful, powerful, and permanent solution” to this “ugly problem” of too many arrests of our “vulnerable and at risk youth who suffer discriminatory and unjust arrest patterns”.

  • JackKrak

    Police managed to arrest 24 “youths”?

    That means there must been around 500 of them.

  • “.,…  numerous calls regarding rowdy teens pushing aside pedestrians and darting into traffic along North Michigan Avenue near Chicago Avenue, according to witnesses and police.”

    Let’s get one thing straight, “rowdy” black teens do not get arrested just for “pushing aside pedestrians and darting into traffic along North Michigan Avenue”.

  • Chimp Master Rules

    Are you sure it was “tea” or something that just rhymes with “tea.”  It was a black, afterall . . .

    Like their immediate neighbors on the heredity tree, they’re known to fling feces at tourists . . .

    I’m actually surprised (and pleased of course) at the level of carnage in black Chicago. 

    Detroit, Atlanta, St Louie, LA?   C’mon you guys . . . I know you can do better.  Are you going to let Chicago out-do you in the Self Cleaning Oven Category of Worst Black Cities?

    Where’s your sense of community spirit?

  • Major

    No one can ever convince me that they are not a lost cause and a totally dysfunctional and pathological  sub species.

    • CoweringCoward

       Another frightening thought, is that if we all bread out to one darker colored creature, said creature would not have an IQ high enough to maintain our civilization. This is an absolute NO WIN situation.

    • CoweringCoward

       Why do I still have fantasies of C5 Galaxy/crop duster retrofit aircraft, sweeping the dark continent? Maybe dispensing “birth control” agents. A defoliant of sorts. An “Agent Black” as it were…

  • bluffcreek1967

    All of these Black flash mobs, “rowdy youths” or whatever one chooses to call it is, in part, the result of the destruction of the Black family – namely, children raised without a father, no moral guidance, bitter and domineering mothers, widespread drug usage, welfare, an unwillingness to take responsiblity for one’s life decisions, low IQs and just plain ignorance. The other part, is simply a display of Black’s savagery and destructive bent when gathered in large groups. This explains why Whites and other races are deeply suspicious and cautious around Blacks. It also reveals, as many of us know, that Blacks, like little children, must be constantly supervised.

  • IKantunderstand

    OMG! This is soooooo boring. I mean, these stories are now same old same old.  How about Hasidic Jew wildings in Prospect Park? Carmelite Nun atrocities? Rampaging Amish? Or, actually, the most astonishing sight of all: black people volunteer in unprecedented numbers to clean up their neighborhoods and clean up their act and become responsible , participating members of American society. Next on Ripley’s Believe It Or Not…….

    • CoweringCoward

       Hell while you’re at it, let’s repeal gravity too, if immutable physical forces are on the table and all, just sayin…

  • ed91

    after watching and hearing these stories for decades, jim crow and segregation make much more sense. 

    and then we let the women vote

    • bluffcreek1967

      That’s an interesting point. I often feel the same.

  • striket3

    “youth” and “young people.”  Now I wonder what that means???

  • Ingsoc

    This is the new world order under one-party rule:  the most violent people in the country are part of a protected class.  What do you expect with a ballerina,. do-nothing mayor and an incompetent police chief.

    What’s the punishment?  They’ll be charged with misdemeanors while the police chief blames Sarah Palin and the Pilgrims.

  • CharlesFinley

    No problem.
    I say, throw MORE money at the situation.
    Government will fix it, for sure.
    Give these fine citizens another chance.
    Each of these wonderful human beings has something to offer.
    Responsibility rests on the shoulders of European Americans.
    Shame on us for our weak efforts.

    • Up to my neck in CA

      You’re so right! One of these fine misunderstood yoofs might  hold the cure for cancer in his oversize brain.

  • Sloppo

    Chicago’s “magnificent mile” must be an amazingly wonderful place.  Even the McDonalds hamburgers are so good that they have to hire security guards to guard them.  I wonder why none of the fast food in my white neighborhood is good enough to require that kind of protection.

  • CoweringCoward

     Good point. Since diversity has made armed security a requirement at even churches, surely McDonald’s long ago “beefed” up their guard more than their burgers. If prices stay the same, realized the bone meal and tripe you must be eating to pay these extra employees! 

  • Up to my neck in CA

    365 Black at McDonalds…I’m loving it!