(story courtesy of the Chicago Tribune)
Six people were arrested on charges of illegally carrying guns and two others face charges of illegally carrying knives at the Taste of Chicago and in Grant Park on Friday, authorities said. Police said a 15-year-old boy was arrested with a shotgun after being spotted with it at Taste, while five other people were arrested outside the Taste grounds; a total of 31 people were arrested at Taste Friday, according to police. In addition to those arrested with guns, there also were two people arrested on misdemeanor charges of illegally carrying knives, police said. The majority of the 31 arrests were on charges of battery and reckless conduct, police spokesman Roderick Drew said in an e-mail this afternoon. There were no incidents of shots fired inside the Taste, although there was an unconfirmed report of shots fired on Van Buren.
All five of the adults appeared in Cook County Bond Court today. Four had bonds set at $100,000 by Judge Laura Sullivan. The four who appeared in bond court and had their bonds set at $100,000 were: Catrice Winston, 34, of the 1400 block of West Morris in Berkeley, who was found with a .25-caliber handgun with 9 rounds; Dashawn Dandridge, 18, of the 400 block of West Rutledge in Park Forest, who was apprehended with a loaded .38-caliber handgun; Shawntel McPherson, 18, of 14800 block of Ellis Road in Dolton, who was caught with a loaded .38-calibre handgun; and Kyle Walker, 21, of the 9300 block of South Prairie Avenue, who also was arrested with a loaded gun. Daryl Stewart, 28, of the 3300 block of West Madison Street, also was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and appeared in bond court today after being caught with a loaded .22-caliber handgun, but his bond amount was not immediately available.
In what appears to have been the most serious arrest, a 15-year-old boy was caught with a loaded shotgun he had been trying to hide in a backpack, police said. About 7:30 p.m., a police supervisor saw one group of young people exchanging gang signs with another, putting people in the area "in fear," said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez. Among one of the two groups, the supervisor saw a teenage boy with a bulging packpack, police said. Officers saw the shotgun sticking out of the suspect's backpack and when the teenager saw police he started to run off. Police ran after him and arrested the suspect as he ran across Lake Shore Drive toward Lake Michigan, police said.
About 9:40 p.m., some 30 police officers had to break up a melee at Congress Parkway and Michigan Avenue as large crowds dispersed west out of Grant Park. What started out as an altercation with a small group of people involved -- shoving, pushing, yelling -- within seconds became a larger fight with 10-20 people involved, according to a witness. Police quickly handled the disturbance. No one was hurt and Drew had no information about any charges.
WTF???? Are these people nucking futs? I'm so sick and tired of these little dick niggas bringing their "hood" mentality out of the hood. If you wanna act like that, STAY IN THE HOOD WHERE YOU ARE. And for the 15 year old BRINGING A SHOTGUN, there's a special place for you and a special person named Bubba waiting for you.
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