Chicago police warn of serial rapist on Near Northwest Side

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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.
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RCG

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#24
Feb 19, 2009
 
FYI:

//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.//

I will bet money that this is the same guy who raped a woman in the Red Line North/Clybourn station a few months ago. THEY HAVE SECURITY CAMERAS THERE AND THEY STILL DID NOT CATCH HIM. Unbelievable.

You are not safe in Chicago. Carry mace, carry pepper spray, carry a knife, be aware of your surroundings, and take a self defense class. Be ready to fight back.
the truth

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#26
Feb 19, 2009
 
NelsonForCongress wrote:
Women should carry a loud noise maker device on their key chains that is designed for personal protection.
How about a gun?
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#27
Feb 19, 2009
 
Concealed carry!
OWL

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#28
Feb 19, 2009
 
To their peril people seem unable to function today without connection to some device. Ladies, be your own body guard. No headphones or cell phone use walking after dark. Better yet no walking alone after dark. How can there be anyone that still needs to be told this? When shopping or dining out, take only an i.d. or license and a the minimum amount of cash. Do not leave your purse unattended or on the back of a chair in restaurants. If your purse is grabbed or your wallet lifted from your purse in a restaurant the vermin that takes it won't have a spree on you.

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#29
Feb 19, 2009
 

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Hey Robert Mitchum and Trib editors, thanks for providing readers with the suspect's description, which police did release.

I guess women should be on the lookout for a male with a knife. The public has no right to know, eh Mitchum?

I guess MItchum is eliminated as a suspect. His words have no sharp edge but are dull and baseless..
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#30
Feb 19, 2009
 
Whatever you do, don't give a description of this low life!
Kristin

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#32
Feb 19, 2009
 
thetruth wrote:
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!
None of this woman's actions caused her to be raped. The reason she was raped is because there was a rapist waiting to target someone. This could have happened even if it was 2:30 in the afternoon and she wasn't wearing headphones. Nothing she did was "begging to get her arse handed to her."
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Feb 19, 2009
 
OWL wrote:
To their peril people seem unable to function today without connection to some device. Ladies, be your own body guard. No headphones or cell phone use walking after dark. Better yet no walking alone after dark. How can there be anyone that still needs to be told this? When shopping or dining out, take only an i.d. or license and a the minimum amount of cash. Do not leave your purse unattended or on the back of a chair in restaurants. If your purse is grabbed or your wallet lifted from your purse in a restaurant the vermin that takes it won't have a spree on you.
How about this - MEN, stop raping!
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#34
Feb 19, 2009
 
Rena wrote:
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.
The man also rapped black woman, so you are wrong. Last year a serial rapist was attacking the south side African American woman and it was reported.
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Feb 19, 2009
 

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I truly hope that if there is another attack, the would-be victim has the opportunity and the means to kill this rapist.

That Chicagoans are generally prohibited from protecting themselves via effective means is just mind-boggling.

Self-preservation is a basic human right.
Carl in Chicago

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#37
Feb 19, 2009
 
Rape is definitely a forcible felony, and state law authorizes citizens to use deadly force in the prevention of a forcible felony.

When, oh when are people going to take responsibility for their safety, as well as the safety of others? We need the police, but we cannot rely on them to keep us safe.

Quite frankly, the best solution to this rapist is that he meets a determined woman who understands her authority to use deadly force ... and one that take upon herself the means to carry out her authority in such a manner.

People ... we simply CANNOT tolerate and excuse rapists and predators!
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#41
Feb 19, 2009
 
It is so obvious that one stupid troll is posting again and again under different names about the Trib's "policy" about not reporting about black offenders. Give it up and go do something productive with your sad life.
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#42
Feb 19, 2009
 
Mayor Daley, how many more women will be raped? How many more people will be robbed, beaten, killed or carjacked before you get over your fear of guns?

If this women was trained and licensed to carry a concealed weapon (firearm, taser, mace) the chances of this rape occuring would have dropped dramatically.

Mayor Daley, the rape of this women rests sqaurely on your shoulders.
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Even if this guy gets caught he'll be out of prison in 3 or 4 years and be right back at it. But hey, at least guns are banned, which makes us so safe.
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#44
Feb 19, 2009
 
Concealed Carry? Don't you people know it's far better for a woman to be "raped with honor" than be able to defend herself. At least that's how Daley, Jackson and our future guv Lisa Madigan see it.
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#45
Feb 19, 2009
 
thetruth wrote:
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!
Excuse me?! Crawl back under your rock: NOBODY "deserves" sexual assault.
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C'mon gals, get handguns, learn how to use them and start blasting.
American

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#47
Feb 19, 2009
 
Hope he meets Ms 45
Chicago Cesspool

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#48
Feb 19, 2009
 
Obviously an Obama campaign worker with too much time on his hands! I have lived in this area for 10+ years, and to say it's over rated is the under-statement of the century! That's what happens though when Daley sells out to these social engineering, progressive minded radical Alderman who have done nothing short of destroying the potential of areas such as these. Liberalism = Ghetto!
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#49
Feb 19, 2009
 
John C wrote:
Concealed Carry? Don't you people know it's far better for a woman to be "raped with honor" than be able to defend herself. At least that's how Daley, Jackson and our future guv Lisa Madigan see it.
Aww, Come on John, give ShortShanks a break..that gun law is doing wonders for Chicago....the new murder capital of the U.S.!

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