On Sunday, July 3rd at just a few minutes before midnight, someone videotaped a violent attack of someone in the 3300 N Halsted block. After just the prior evening a Positive Loitering group walked the streets to take back the streets.
Here's the disturbing video.
This is from the Chicago Tribune report:
Witnesses told police that the group was walking south on Halsted when they began yelling and got into a confrontation with the 25-year-old, who was stabbed multiple times, according to a police report. No one was in custody, but Belmont Area detectives were interviewing the victim and witnesses and reviewing videos post on the Web that captured part of the incident, as well as its aftermath....about 20 people walking south on the Halsted, while two people walked north. Someone spilled someone else's drink or jostled someone, and when the two groups passed, one of the men in the smaller group turned around and said something to someone in the larger group, Cunningham said.
Words were exchanged between the 25-year-old and someone in the larger group, and then the two groups came back together, Cunningham said.
"At first, it seemed like they knew each other," and the exchange of words was just posturing, Cunningham said.
But then, the 25-year-old, who was wearing orange shorts, was pushed up against a fence, and then down onto the ground,