My stepson Gary was jumped last night/early this morning by 2 blacks from Englewood.Gary is a night manager at the BurgerKing on 111th and Kedzie and was on his way to work,was running late and on foot,since the busses don't run down 111thst. after midnight.Although I advise him to be aware of his surroundings especially at that time of night,he was yakking on his phone,and they jumped him between the cemeteries.Thank God a detective either going or coming from work saw what was going on,stopped,and these 2 took off.A couple of off-duty cops standing near Hippo's got involved,and these bum's were arrested.If my detail's are a little sketchy,this is what Gary told me,not from a police report.His cell was'nt recovered, but other items were.However he did hear that they were just looking for someone to rob in Beverly or M.G.(Candyland!).His ear looks like a 'toon ear where he was struck,he's shook,but otherwise allright.I just want to thank from the bottom of my heart,the officer's who got involved.Thank you,Thank you!I'll glady pop for some adult beverages at your favorite watering hole.We all need to be aware and involved.Carmen G.(P.S)I will also post at S.C.C or Shaved.
There it is folks. The invasion of our neighborhood for the purpose of preying on our citizens. What we have been talking about and what has been happening for years. The anger that swells up inside of us is palpable because our politicians make us the prey. They speak of nothing of this evil for fear of racial backlash. They do not allow us to protect ourselves and then they throw 1 beat car on our beat. If Gary was allowed to carry a handgun, it is possible that Gary's ear would be normal and 2 shitheads would be dead. And the world would be a better place.
Instead, Gary was left to fend for himself in a neighborhood that is generally good, but prime for attack.
That being said, thank you off duty detective. You may have saved a life. You did your job off duty and we are proud. Also, thank you off duty officers that got involved as well. You may have saved 2 lives. We stress off duty because it appears that we are protecting ourselves at this point and we are proud of that. We are paying attention, citizens and police.
Hope for a quick recovery for Gary. Hope for a long stay in prison for the ignorant. We know that one of these is going to happen for sure, the other....not so much.