Berwyn man convicted of trying to shoot cops outside bar

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A Cook County jury Friday convicted a Berwyn man of attempted murder of a police officer and aggravated battery of a firearm for shooting at two off-duty Chicago police officers outside a bar in 2004, ...
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Jul 12, 2008
 
let's get into a shoot-out with the cop's,
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Jul 21, 2008
 
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Cicero Police Take Down High-Ranking Gang-banger
7/1/2008 5:00:00 PM
Cicero, Illinois... Robert English is back where he belongs: behind bars.
On Saturday, Cicero Gang Crimes Tactical officers arrested English, a known, high-ranking leader of a local street gang with an extensive criminal history, on felony unlawful use of a weapon (UUW) charges after arriving at the 1300 block of South 57th Court in response to a citizen report of a man with a gun. Eyewitnesses advised police that English was pointing a firearm at residents in the neighborhood as they passed by.
Prior to his arrest on Saturday by Cicero police, English had been out on bond awaiting trial for: armed robbery charges in Chicago; child endangerment charges in Berwyn, and aggravated battery charges of a Cicero police officer in Cicero.
Cicero police officers recovered the firearm identified as belonging to English on the 1300 block of South 59th Court and got approval from Felony Review of the Cook County State's Attorney's office for the following charges against English:
720 ILCS 5/24-1.6, Aggravated Unlawful Use of A Weapon by a Felon (3 counts)
720 ILCS 5/24-1(a)4, Aggravated UUW by a Felon within 1000' of a Park
At a preliminary hearing in the Maybrook Court (Maywood) this morning, English's bond was revoked and he is now behind bars awaiting trial.
"This guy should have not been on our streets in the first place," said Town President Larry Dominick. "I'm just glad that he did not hurt anyone else, that we had citizens step up and identify this thug so that our police could do the excellent work they did to ensure that we do not see Mr. English back in Cicero for a long, long time--like never."
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Attachment: Mugshot of Robert English
http://www.thetownofcicero.com/content/img/f2...
This guy Rob English also ran the 12.St.Players in Berwyn. I know some brothers that knew this guys brother who was shot to death. It aint just "beaners" buddy, quit with the non needed racial attacks on a certain persons race. Every race has trash and bad guys!
Taz is not the rule but the exception. There are many Players that are doing very well in Cicero and Chicago. I also knew Billy. I always remember Taz as being a nut, but after Billy went he just went crazy and didn't care anymore. I wouldn't call him trash though. Players are very different than most Black/Hispanic gangs in Chicago. They really took care of the neighborhood instead of trashing it.
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Jul 21, 2008
 
Yeah right! I know the players, they are like a mexican gang, there is no such thing as a good gang. Ask the KKK!
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Jul 21, 2008
 
Dan-Chicago wrote:
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Taz is not the rule but the exception. There are many Players that are doing very well in Cicero and Chicago. I also knew Billy. I always remember Taz as being a nut, but after Billy went he just went crazy and didn't care anymore. I wouldn't call him trash though. Players are very different than most Black/Hispanic gangs in Chicago. They really took care of the neighborhood instead of trashing it.
Sorry your friend is trash, it doesn't matter what race he is or if he is a "player". I should have know he wasn't black or hispanic b/c of the excuses being made for this low-life.
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Jul 21, 2008
 
Correction:
"I should have known"
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Jul 21, 2008
 
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All I know is that this piece of garbage, And I am talking about Jonas Haro, He is going to stay in jail for a long long time!
He did the crime, now he will do the time. I vote for 80 years in jail for him!
Those cops were corrupt! Come on it's okay for these bully cops to push some people around and shoot anybody on the street? It's on the news these chicago Police Officers are trigger happy and crooked trying to find a reason to shoot anybody. They should get arrested for having a gun in a bar while intoxicated,I hope these cops get arrested!

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Yeah right! I know the players, they are like a mexican gang, there is no such thing as a good gang. Ask the KKK!
They are not like a Mexican gang at all. In Clearing, no spray painting was allowed on residential properties and there were no children killed in crossfire crap...Also you never saw Players sitting on a curb bothering people, they stayed in their bar. Visually, you did not even now they were there. Not saying gangs are great or anything, but some are different. The KKK is not a gang, it's a racially motivated organization, much like La Raza and Farakhan Muslims.

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Sorry your friend is trash, it doesn't matter what race he is or if he is a "player". I should have know he wasn't black or hispanic b/c of the excuses being made for this low-life.
I made no excuses for him. If you are 35 years old out banging, somethings wrong with you no matter what color. I'm just pointing out that White gangs are much different than Black/Hispanic gangs. White gangs really are out to keep other gangs out of their area because they don't want shootings. Black and Hispanics do not give a crap about their area or it's residents. Go back all the way to Jan 2008 until now....Have there been any White gang related deaths in Chicago? It can't even be 1% of the total. Blacks and Hispanic are commiting the crime in Chicago from looking at the numbers...Sorry, just the truth.

http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime/

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Just some Chicago facts:

Victims of gang related murders: 70% African American, 26% Hispanic, 3% white.

Offenders in gang related murders: 69% African American, 27% Hispanic, 3% white.

Offenders in armed robbery related murders: 87% African American, 9% Hispanic, 4% white

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_Chicago

This is a huge difference....Considering White's out number Blacks and Hispanics in Chicago. My point is the same, Blacks and Hispanics are commiting most if not all of the crime in Chicago. If any of you have any facts to dispute this, please share. Otherwise you are just speculating.
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Jul 22, 2008
 
Dan-Chicago wrote:
Just some Chicago facts:
Victims of gang related murders: 70% African American, 26% Hispanic, 3% white.
Offenders in gang related murders: 69% African American, 27% Hispanic, 3% white.
Offenders in armed robbery related murders: 87% African American, 9% Hispanic, 4% white
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_Chicago
This is a huge difference....Considering White's out number Blacks and Hispanics in Chicago. My point is the same, Blacks and Hispanics are commiting most if not all of the crime in Chicago. If any of you have any facts to dispute this, please share. Otherwise you are just speculating.
Thatís interesting that you are pointing out White gangs are different than Black/Hispanic gangs but you basically donít see a difference between Farrakhan Muslims and the KKK-lol. Iím not aware of any crimes or terror that Farrakhan Muslims have committed against whites unless ďwordsĒ can physically harm people, then more Black/Hispanic and White organizations need to be added to your list; but the KKK have killed and terrorized thousands of Blacks and others just like the Black & Hispanic gangs have; you have just contradicted yourself. If you have links to any murders Farrakhan Muslims have committed, please post them because I havenít heard of any unless you want to count the speculation behind Malcolm Xís death but that has yet to be proven. Iím no fan of Farrakhan, I just find it funny that you are comparing his organization to the KKK but donít want to compare the White gangs to the Black/Hispanic gangs. Still sounds like you are making excuses for your player friends like the grandmother who make excuses for her killer gangbanging grandson.
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There aint anymore "white gangs" in Chicago.White kids are in latino gangs ,blacks are in latino gangs,latinos are in black gangs etc.....It depends on the naborhood you grow up in.Back then ,there were
white gangs like,GAYLORDS-JOUSTERS-POPES-R OYALS-PLAYERS-FREAKS the list goes on.A couple of these gangs are still around,but color/race dont matter like the old days.
Im not trying to argue with anyone on here,just saying the race thing is done.It does somewhat only exsist in the pen.

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Interesting wrote:
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Thatís interesting that you are pointing out White gangs are different than Black/Hispanic gangs but you basically donít see a difference between Farrakhan Muslims and the KKK-lol. Iím not aware of any crimes or terror that Farrakhan Muslims have committed against whites unless ďwordsĒ can physically harm people, then more Black/Hispanic and White organizations need to be added to your list; but the KKK have killed and terrorized thousands of Blacks and others just like the Black & Hispanic gangs have; you have just contradicted yourself. If you have links to any murders Farrakhan Muslims have committed, please post them because I havenít heard of any unless you want to count the speculation behind Malcolm Xís death but that has yet to be proven. Iím no fan of Farrakhan, I just find it funny that you are comparing his organization to the KKK but donít want to compare the White gangs to the Black/Hispanic gangs. Still sounds like you are making excuses for your player friends like the grandmother who make excuses for her killer gangbanging grandson.
As far as the Farakhan Muslims and the KKK, I was comparing them in todays setting....Not todays Farakhan Muslims to KKK members from 40 years ago. Today the KKK is also not killing anyone, they are just using words. So they are both hate groups. If you know of any KKK killings recently, please let me know.

Gangs in Chicago do not terrorize based on skin color, they kill based on the other gang members affiliation as it prtains to People/Folks....or whether they are at "war". And please don't misunderstand me, I'm not for any hate groups or gangs, regardless if I know Players.

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Nosey guy wrote:
There aint anymore "white gangs" in Chicago.White kids are in latino gangs ,blacks are in latino gangs,latinos are in black gangs etc.....It depends on the naborhood you grow up in.Back then ,there were
white gangs like,GAYLORDS-JOUSTERS-POPES-R OYALS-PLAYERS-FREAKS the list goes on.A couple of these gangs are still around,but color/race dont matter like the old days.
Im not trying to argue with anyone on here,just saying the race thing is done.It does somewhat only exsist in the pen.
I agree. I've even heard of White kids joining Black gangs like Vice Lords and GD's in Chicago.
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Those cops were corrupt! Come on it's okay for these bully cops to push some people around and shoot anybody on the street? It's on the news these chicago Police Officers are trigger happy and crooked trying to find a reason to shoot anybody. They should get arrested for having a gun in a bar while intoxicated,I hope these cops get arrested!
What, your only for the thugs to be trigger happy?
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<quoted text> What, your only for the thugs to be trigger happy?
No, but is it okay for a cop to be drunk in a bar and push you around and shoot you if you taunt him back. Look at that poor bartender that was thrown like a rag doll because she didn't want to serve him anymore because they were closing and he didn't want to leave. These cops can't be in a bar with a loaded gun.
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Jul 23, 2008
 
A lot of people who are low-income start crap with the cops so they can sue. I know the game and by the way I've read your postings you know what I'm talking about.
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A lot of people who are low-income start crap with the cops so they can sue. I know the game and by the way I've read your postings you know what I'm talking about.
So, you are saying that the woman was a low income person who wanted to get pushed around? I would say what you were saying if it was like a scumbag who started it but this woman was like 80 lbs and this guy was like 500 lbs and I don't think that she thought he would beat the shi* out of her for saying "it's closing time".
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rico wrote:
A lot of people who are low-income start crap with the cops so they can sue. I know the game and by the way I've read your postings you know what I'm talking about.
You gotta be kidding??!?So a low income person starts crap with the cops?Then they catch a case with no money for bail,no money for a lawyer.Then what do they do?Oh yeah,they sue the CPD.Stupid.
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As far as Bobby English goes, it's about time he gets some actual prison time. He has been a menace for years. And the crap about his brother being killed, does that give him the right to kill? If the 12th Street Players just stay in bars, & mind their own business, why was homeboy hanging out in Cicero by the Counts pointing his gun at random people? That's not gang banging, that's retarded. Him and his fellow retards, sorry, Players, recruit children from surrounding cities to join their "GANG" that is full of middle aged men "representing their hood".
GROW UP! He's never gonna change. I just feel sorry for the three kids he left behind with two mothers that aren't that great. Way to go Bobby!He has gotten away with too much.

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As far as Bobby English goes, it's about time he gets some actual prison time. He has been a menace for years. And the crap about his brother being killed, does that give him the right to kill? If the 12th Street Players just stay in bars, & mind their own business, why was homeboy hanging out in Cicero by the Counts pointing his gun at random people? That's not gang banging, that's retarded. Him and his fellow retards, sorry, Players, recruit children from surrounding cities to join their "GANG" that is full of middle aged men "representing their hood".
GROW UP! He's never gonna change. I just feel sorry for the three kids he left behind with two mothers that aren't that great. Way to go Bobby!He has gotten away with too much.
Yeah Bobby was a menace I agree, he's a career criminal. Now he'll do time....Players aren't recruiting anyone as far as I know, people want to join. I don't agree with gangbanging to keep an area great but I do think you need groups to keep the crap out. If Players are hanging and shooting just like the crap they are trying to keep out, it defeats the purpose though.

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