Mob Attacks in Downtown Chicago
by Robert Wenzel: The
Inside World of an Economic Hitman
Baines Johnson's Great Society experiment is in full bloom and it
is downright ugly. LBJ's attempt to coddle the lower classes with
free money for going fatherless and even more money for mother's
having more children, without husbands around, has perhaps reached
the third generation of such fatherless, uncontrollable youth. The
experiment has resulted in roaming bands of criminals.
this weekend, downtown pedestrians and bicyclists faced roaming
The first weekend
attack happened around 8:25 p.m. Saturday when a man was attacked
after parking his motor scooter near the Northwestern University
to CBS News in Chicago.
A few minutes
after that attack, man riding his bicycle on the lakefront path
at 701 N. Lake Shore Dr. was attacked by a group of teenagers, who
punched and kicked him.
Dvonte Sikes, 17, of the 7500 block of South Normal Avenue;
Travolus Pickett, 17, of the 8400 block of South Dorchester avenue;
and Derodte Wright, 18, of the 3500 block of South State Street
have been charged as adults with felony robbery and mob action.
bond was set at $250,000. Picketts at $300,000 and Wrights
Two other 16-year-olds
were also charged as juveniles and their names were not released.
year, retailers on North Michigan Avenue reported several instances
in which young people would suddenly gather inside a store and ransack
Also, on Sunday
morning, a male University Of Illinois-Chicago student was on a
westbound No. 12 CTA bus on Roosevelt Road at Throop Street, when
a group of eight to 10 men wearing white T-shirts boarded, UIC police
said. One of the men hit the victim on the back of the head with
a glass bottle and stole his iPad. Then the robbers got off the
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