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Police State: Police arrest 12 after large group converges on Gold Coast

 
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Police State: Police arrest 12 after large group converges on Gold Coast
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Eleven juveniles and one adult were arrested this evening after a large group converged near the Gold Coast and were blocking traffic, police said.

The people were arrested and charges were pending, said Chicago Police News Affairs Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti.

The youths were part of a group that had caused a "minor disturbance" in the area, Ursitti said. She said the group members were not being violent and there were no reported injuries.

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Re: Police State: Police arrest 12 after large group converges on Gold Coast
From an earlier thread:


"Sun-Times Media Wire

May 18, 2013 (CHICAGO) -- Five juveniles were arrested Saturday night after police responded to groups of teens running through traffic around North Michigan Avenue on the Gold Coast.

The incident around Michigan Avenue was a "minor disturbance" and the young people were taken into custody for obstructing traffic and being reckless, police News Affairs Sergeant Antoinette Ursitti said.

Officers had responded to reports of between 40 and 60 teens running around in "flash mobs" near the Water Tower, Oak Street Beach, the intersection of Dearborn Street and Delaware Place, and Clark Street and Delaware Place, another police source said.

No fights broke out, and no one was injured, authorities said."
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Re: Police State: Police arrest 12 after large group converges on Gold Coast
So they were able to loot the stores and pick people's pockets without injuries resulting? How nice.
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Re: Police State: Police arrest 12 after large group converges on Gold Coast
So they were able to loot the stores and pick people's pockets without injuries resulting? How nice.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24537404

According to the Trib article they weren't doing anything but disrupting traffic.

A witness said, "They were cursing, being obnoxious."

When the cops showed up, most stated to leave. They arrested 12...for being obnoxious?

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Re: Police State: Police arrest 12 after large group converges on Gold Coast
So they were able to loot the stores and pick people's pockets without injuries resulting? How nice.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24537404

According to the Trib article they weren't doing anything but disrupting traffic.

A witness said, "They were cursing, being obnoxious."

When the cops showed up, most stated to leave. They arrested 12...for being obnoxious?

Good times in Chicago...
 Quoting: ssle


I didn't see that the Trib article said they were doing nothing but disrupting traffic. It said they weren't being violent.

That leaves a giant exception for the thing flash mobs are most famous for: running in and looting stores, then running back out.

The Trib is generally pretty left-wing and would be more likely to protect them. How did the Sun-Times report on this?
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Re: Police State: Police arrest 12 after large group converges on Gold Coast
I didn't see that the Trib article said they were doing nothing but disrupting traffic. It said they weren't being violent.

That leaves a giant exception for the thing flash mobs are most famous for: running in and looting stores, then running back out.

The Trib is generally pretty left-wing and would be more likely to protect them. How did the Sun-Times report on this?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24537404

“There were kids running around, being stupid, no fighting or anything, running in and out of traffic,” Officer Joshua Purkiss said.
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Re: Police State: Police arrest 12 after large group converges on Gold Coast
I didn't see that the Trib article said they were doing nothing but disrupting traffic. It said they weren't being violent.

That leaves a giant exception for the thing flash mobs are most famous for: running in and looting stores, then running back out.

The Trib is generally pretty left-wing and would be more likely to protect them. How did the Sun-Times report on this?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24537404

“There were kids running around, being stupid, no fighting or anything, running in and out of traffic,” Officer Joshua Purkiss said.
[link to www.suntimes.com]
 Quoting: ssle


Well OK, although running in and out of traffic could be dangerous for everyone. I think they should reserve their arrests for truly bad behavior.





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