Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Freed From Prison Despite Brutal Attacks, Panhandler Strikes Again

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
A Chicago man accused in 2008 of brutally attacking a woman and knocking out her teeth after she refused to give him a cigarette on a South Loop street was arrested Monday for threatening to kill a man in the city's Uptown neighborhood.

Derrick King, 50, of the 900 block of West Lawrence Avenue, was charged with misdemeanor assault after he allegedly followed a man from the CTA "L" station at Wilson Avenue and asked him repeatedly for money around 6:30 p.m. Monday, the Chicago Tribune reports. When the man said he did not have any, King allegedly said, "I'll kill you if you don't give me any money," according to a police report.
'ILLINOIS IS FAILING'
WATCH: Lifetime Releases Trailer For Drew Peterson Movie
Chicago Eatery Named Greenest In The U.S.
Does Rod Blagojevich Have A Drug Problem?
WATCH: Duckworth Slams Walsh In New Ad
BLOG POSTS
David Protess: A Prosecutor's True Calling
Wrongful convictions occur because prosecutors forget that their mandate "in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done," as the United States Supreme Court has decided.
Priya Malhotra: Does Coffee Reduce Cancer Risk?
According to a Harvard University study, "Women who consumed four or more cups of coffee had 25 percent lower risk of endometrial cancer than those who consumed less than one cup per day." I admit, I was skeptical when I first saw headlines about this study.
Andrew Losowsky: Announcing The HuffPost Book Club
The Huffington Post is launching a book club. This is why.
Janet Tavakoli: Wealthy Patriots Wage Class War
A strange thing happened in Chicago. An audience of well-heeled professionals, a mixture of Democrats and Republicans, packed a room to hear Robert Shiller give a presentation on the housing market. At the end of the presentation, there was a bi-partisan revolt.
Robert Koehler: Used-Up Heroes
Violence is a toy we play with as a culture, a commodity we sell. And the heroes born of violence, created in adolescent enthusiasm, are subject to the same dehumanization process as our designated enemies.
Advertisement

If you believe this has been sent to you in error, please safely unsubscribe.

No comments: