Thomas Kent, six other youths ranging from teens to early twenties, arrested in 100-person street fight in Northwest Side, Chicago. Cops injured in melee.
According to the Chicago Sun Times, police have arrested seven people and several police officers were injured during an early Saturday morning street fight that involved more than 100 people on the Northwest Side of Chicago. Thomas Kent, 18, was charged with felony aggravated battery to police, one misdemeanor count of reckless conduct and three counts of resisting/obstructing a peace officer. Yeah, I can hear his mother now, “Thomas is a good boy, who wouldn’t harm a fly!” Six other youths, including a female, ranging from teens to early twenties were also arrested.
Police responded to the large disturbance near the 5600 block of West Grand Avenue around 1:45 a.m., and several officers sustained “non-life threatening injuries” while trying to break up the fight, police News Affairs Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti said.
Several of the suspects refused orders to quit fighting and verbally and physically assaulted officers responding to the disturbance, Ursitti said. Police also used tasers and pepper spray to quiet the disturbance, she said.
George Jernigan, 20, of the 1800 block of N. McVicker Ave., was charged with reckless conduct, three counts of resisting/obstructing, and battery. Jeremy Reed, 18, of the 5700 block of W. Ohio St., was charged with reckless conduct and two counts of resisting/obstructing a peace officer. Aramie Kent, 20, of the 2100 block of S. 11th Place, was charged with reckless conduct and two counts of resisting/obstructing a peace officer. Keisha Lemon, 21, of the 700 block of N. Menard Ave., was charged with reckless conduct. Orlando Edwards, 21, of the 5700 block of W. Ohio St., was charged with reckless conduct, battery, and two counts of resisting/obstructing a peace officer. Dishai Reed, 20, of west suburban Bellwood was charged with reckless conduct. Source: Chicago Sun Times
This is shameful and is disgraceful how little regard some of our young people have for law enforcement. Absolutely shameful.
Photo credit: Thomas Kent, Chicago Sun Times