Chicago's decline. Another beautiful day, another beach brawl!

  • ChicagoSteve

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    Jun 04, 2016 12:40 AM GMT
    The same type of beach brawl occurred today, as last Monday on Memorial Day. I live very close to this beach, and this occurs every summer, especially at the start of the season. After Monday's incident, the city stated they were not increasing the police presence at the beach. Chicago has an idiot for a mayor, they should have been prepared. It's obvious that my sky high taxes are not going towards increased police protection. After Mondays incident, there should have been extra officers on duty at the beach, and what happened today probably could have been avoided. Thank you Rahm Emanuel

    Tried several times to add the video from local news, but even imbedded, it does not show up after I submit.


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    CHICAGO (WLS) --
    Three people were arrested Friday afternoon after a fight broke out at North Avenue Beach in the Gold Coast, officials said.

    Four people - three teens and an adult - were transported to local hospitals in fair to good condition, police said. A 19-year-old man was beat up and taken away on a stretcher with a bloodied face. A minor was also taken away in handcuffs. There were also reports of people who were ill.

    Police said the fight involved intoxicated people, but have not released further details. Witnesses at the beach said there were several fights along the beach, as well as prevalent drinking.

    "I just saw, like, people instantly grabbing each other and fighting and it was insane to the point where guys were pushing me and were like 'let's go fight this next person,' it was insane," said Mariela Majewski, who witnessed the fight.

    Majewski said she didn't know who started the fight. "I just ran up to it because I wanted to see it," she said.
    The situation seemed to have been exacerbated by the consumption of alcohol and drugs with impunity.

    "I just think it's like irresponsible and some of them getting out of hand too much, to the point where people can't even enjoy their day anymore," said Callie Stone, witness.

    "I think the police are focusing are, like, not focusing on the right thing to be honest, because they were getting mad at us for playing music but then they'd see people drinking and smoking, they wouldn't do anything about it," said another beachgoer.

    Much of the crowd has dispersed since 3:30 p.m. North Avenue Beach remains open, and there are no plans to increase patrols, police said.

    The situation seemed to have been exacerbated by the consumption of alcohol and drugs with impunity.

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    Jun 04, 2016 5:20 PM GMT
    Thanks. It seems like embedding video works best if it's youtube. I found the link here:
    http://abc7chicago.com/news/3-arrested-after-north-avenue-beach-fight/1370420/

    I think I will keep gong to beaches in San Diego.