Chicago police warn of serial rapist on Near Northwest Side

Chicago police say they believe that the same suspect is responsible for three sexual assaults on the Near Northwest Side, the most recent early Wednesday in Logan Square. Full Story
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NelsonForCongres s

Chicago, IL

#1 Feb 19, 2009
Women should carry a loud noise maker device on their key chains that is designed for personal protection.
Fed-Up in Chicago

Chicago, IL

#2 Feb 19, 2009
Trib,
Do you think you could bend your PC Rules and publish a description of the offender?
Clark St

United States

#3 Feb 19, 2009
Yeah, I was looking to read a description of the attacker. Publishing it might even help lead to his capture.
roger

Chicago, IL

#5 Feb 19, 2009
This link has descriptions and pictures.
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/bucktown.sexual....

The offender in all three incidents is described as a black male, 20 to 30 years old, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8, 180 to 200 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes, a medium to dark complexion and a goatee. The man was armed with a knife, as well, police said. In the most recent incident the offender was wearing an oversized dark jacket of an unknown color.
Gunther

Chicago, IL

#6 Feb 19, 2009
It took four comments for a story about a serial rapist to devolve into a personal attack on Obama? That's amazing, even for the Trib.

How about a little empathy for the woman who was raped? I hope they find this guy -- my wife and I used to live a block from there and have friends in the area still.

Since: Jan 09

Chicago, IL

#7 Feb 19, 2009
Let's catch this guy. Chemical castration for repeat sex offenders.
Let there be Light

Chicago, IL

#8 Feb 19, 2009
I agree with the comments regarding the lack of the description of the attacker in th article. Without this information the article is a waste of ink.
stan

Chicago, IL

#9 Feb 19, 2009
Definitely don't wear hadphones after dark. Good advice.
WSJ

Highland Park, IL

#10 Feb 19, 2009
The Chicago PD actually take rape allegations seriously!!! This is news by itself.
Chuck

Chicago, IL

#11 Feb 19, 2009
Unreal I guess the guy was black so he can't be identified by the Tribune. No wonder with all of its liberal garbage, the Tribune is bankrupt!
Alex in Chicago

Winnetka, IL

#12 Feb 19, 2009
MaoDaley wrote:
<quoted text>Comrade how dare you question my orders that certain peoples never be identified regarding their race or relgion! Comrade Hubberman will track you down and send you and your family to our reeducation camp! Hail Barak!
How do you get from a story about rape to bashing Barack Obama?
Fleeced

River Grove, IL

#13 Feb 19, 2009
but the cameras got me turning right on red, $100 ticket on my pristine driving record. Way to gin up revenue for 2016 in a bloated, corrupt, incompetently 'run' city. Catch that old lady turning right on red after a long tiring day. Yes, I know it was wrong, don't even remember doing it but they caught me and chicago is safer for it. Very sorry for the ladies being attacked. Let's see if he is caught. Don't hold your breath.
Cadillac

Willowbrook, IL

#15 Feb 19, 2009
Chuck wrote:
Unreal I guess the guy was black so he can't be identified by the Tribune. No wonder with all of its liberal garbage, the Tribune is bankrupt!
Tribune has a strict "no snitching" policy for black offenders!
thetruth

Carrollton, TX

#16 Feb 19, 2009
Wow...no woman deserves to be raped but this woman was clearly foolishly reckless. Walking alone at 2:30am with headphones and a hoodie on??? You can't see anything other than what's directly ahead, you can't hear whats going on around you, and you aren't paying attention to your surroundings! Seriously someone needs to start an "urban living" training course for these recent Big Ten University graduates coming to live in "cool" Chicago! I don't care what city you're in...London, Paris, Sao Paulo, Sydney, etc. You walk around like that at 2am and you are begging to get your arse handed to you!
Get Real

Ashburn, VA

#17 Feb 19, 2009
First, I hope they catch this guy for the victim's sake. Secondly this is just another reason to support the conceal and carry bill that is in the house right now. Instead of expensive detectives, court hearings, appeals, etc. this problem could be solved with as little as $0.50 worth of materials.
Rena

Lisle, IL

#18 Feb 19, 2009
The Trib has a long history of publishing only the description of black offenders and not white. In fact, I think the reason why this article was not buried was because the victims were not black. Rape of a white woman is still viewed in the media as more heinous than rape of a woman of color. There is a far greater incidence of sexual assault in minority communities but less coverage of it by the media.

Since: Sep 08

Palatine, IL

#19 Feb 19, 2009
Women, I suggest you use your second amendment right and get a small gun. Be aware of your surroundings, and if attacked shoot. OH wait, you cant have a gun. Well I guess you need to take your raping like a champ and hopefully you are able to get a better discription to the police. Maybe after a couple of rapings they will catch him. I feel really bad for people that live in chicago.
Richard Saunders

Gilberts, IL

#20 Feb 19, 2009
Support Illinois HB0245 which would allow the concealed carry of firearms in Illinois (with proper training) It's worked in 48 other states, it's time for Illinois to allow it's citizens to protect themselves.
hypocritic

Springfield, IL

#21 Feb 19, 2009
Not only is the description of the offender not included in the article, but the reporter takes a subtle back-hand at the police for "declin(ing) to be more specific."

Kettle, this is my friend pot -- have you two met?
Goopedup

Dallas, TX

#23 Feb 19, 2009
Seville J wrote:
Women, I suggest you use your second amendment right and get a small gun. Be aware of your surroundings, and if attacked shoot. OH wait, you cant have a gun. Well I guess you need to take your raping like a champ and hopefully you are able to get a better discription to the police. Maybe after a couple of rapings they will catch him. I feel really bad for people that live in chicago.
Tragically, this poster has a solid point and only the thugs are carrying guns and knives. King Richard can't ever admit one of his policies isn't working.

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