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Chicago police warn of serial rapist on Near Northwest Side

There are 125 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 18, 2009, titled Chicago police warn of serial rapist on Near Northwest Side. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

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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Natty Dread

Orlando, FL

#91 Feb 19, 2009
Man, I love that the women get blamed. We live in a rape culture, meaning rape is accepted as normal and natural. This article sucks.
Fed-Up in Chicago

Chicago, IL

#92 Feb 19, 2009
another trib reader wrote:
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I agree with you.
I may be in the minority, but I think I'd rather be raped than shot and killed with my own gun. I don't own a gun but I have used them (legally, with professional supervision) and I know that under pressure, in circumstances like this poor rape victim experienced, I could not act quickly enough to defend myself with a concealed weapon. I'd end up shot with my own gun in a case like this. Or the rapist would simply take the gun away from me and use it against his next victim.
I just don't see how carrying a gun would have helped in this situation.
If you don't wish to carry a gun, don't.
But why do you want to deny others the ability to defend themselves? Can't they make that choice for themselves?
RU4real

Winter Garden, FL

#93 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!
NO ONE deserves to be raped, I was born & raised in the wicker park area.
We could walk the streets at any time of the day or night. No one had to worry about becoming a victim of robbery or rape ! Not until the blacks started to move in & around this once beautiful, peaceful neighborhood. The same situation was
in the bucktown area, beautiful & safe until the drug abusers & gang bangers invaded this once peaceful community. White flight occured when these neighborhoods complection changed.People feared for their property as well as their lives. Logan square, humbolt park, all were wonderful areas of Chicago.
I was so pleased to hear that these areas were being rehabed,so many wonderful childhood memories.
Now to read about this rapist is frightening to say the least.
RU4real

Winter Garden, FL

#94 Feb 19, 2009
Another thought, carry a tazer, in your hand, ready to fire. A good jolt of this weapon would disable the potential rapist & give you a chance to run away.
RU4real

Winter Garden, FL

#95 Feb 19, 2009
Sam wrote:
Everybody whines about Daley's gun law, but how does he keep getting elected every four years? Watch Obama start restricting gun ownership soon too. Got my FOID card, got my gun, i'm good to go...and so is my wife!
GOOD for you, Sam, keep your family safe. Gun laws a ignored by the criminal, they have all sorts of guns.We all need to level the playing field !!
Hmmmm

Herriman, UT

#96 Feb 19, 2009
Fed-Up in Chicago wrote:
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If you don't wish to carry a gun, don't.
But why do you want to deny others the ability to defend themselves? Can't they make that choice for themselves?
I read the post you responded to. The person doesn't say he or she is denying anyone the right to carry. The person simply states he or she choose not to carry.
My Opinion

Wheaton, IL

#97 Feb 19, 2009
Kristin wrote:
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How about this - MEN, stop raping!
An absolutely idiotic comment from a brainless little girl.
My Opinion

Wheaton, IL

#98 Feb 19, 2009
Natty Dread wrote:
Man, I love that the women get blamed. We live in a rape culture, meaning rape is accepted as normal and natural. This article sucks.
Rape is accepted as normal and natural, and that's why the police are searching for the guy, and the newspaper describes the act as a crime. Come back when you learn how to write something which makes sense.
WSJ

Highland Park, IL

#99 Feb 19, 2009
My Opinion wrote:
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Rape is accepted as normal and natural, and that's why the police are searching for the guy
I think the other poster was referring to people blaming the victim. Comments that blame the victim make it seem as if rape is acceptable. It's also rare that police take rape accusations seriously. You sound like a brainless little boy.
ProGunControl

Woodridge, IL

#101 Feb 19, 2009
another trib reader wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with you.
I may be in the minority, but I think I'd rather be raped than shot and killed with my own gun. I don't own a gun but I have used them (legally, with professional supervision) and I know that under pressure, in circumstances like this poor rape victim experienced, I could not act quickly enough to defend myself with a concealed weapon. I'd end up shot with my own gun in a case like this. Or the rapist would simply take the gun away from me and use it against his next victim.
I just don't see how carrying a gun would have helped in this situation.
Hear, Hear. You're exactly right. Even if you're highly trained it's difficult to use a gun correctly. Most people (both men and women), if they get training at all, would throw their gun in a backpack or purse and never practice with it. In a violent situation, it becomes a weapon to be used against them. Don't let the gun lobby tell Chicago citizens what they want. We don't want more guns on our streets. We want fewer guns. Concealed weapons do nothing but perpetuate the myth that guns equal less violence. Worldwide statistics show that the U.S, with the most liberal gun laws in the world, has the most violent crime.
Robbie

Chicago, IL

#102 Feb 19, 2009
Humankind, since the very beginning of its existence, no matter the race, no matter the country, creed, or gender, so strictly speaking in reference to the hominid species; it has forever been brimmed with the occasional (and sometimes not so occasional) madman or madwoman who is hell bend on inflicting the maximum amount of damage to the greatest number of innocent victims in a given moment as is possible.

Iím sorry, but no mater what we do, violent madness shall never cease to exist. Tis a sad fact, but undeniably true; self-preservation is the key.
Phantom

United States

#103 Feb 19, 2009
I notice the article has no description of the offender, other than that he is a male. What race is he? How tall is he and what does he weigh? These are pertinent questions that must be answered in order for people to help, and to prevent any further such attacks.
shoot him first

Chicago, IL

#104 Feb 19, 2009
then ask questions later, predator and psychopath
southsider action

Chicago, IL

#105 Feb 19, 2009
Cops just got smeared by FOX for kidking a lowlife off a CTA BUS By some fool who had a camera phone video of it.

If the "news" can not handle a cop raising his voice at some lowlife how do you think cops can really catch a clever rapist?

I say pound their rapist faces in with bricks!

Defend yourself!
Orange

Manteno, IL

#106 Feb 19, 2009
What a sad commentary it is that women are advised to (1) not walk alone at night,(2) not wear a hood, and (3) not wear headphones. Why don't we instead advise men to stay off the streets and quit raping women? That's the real problem here.
DaMayorscronie

Schaumburg, IL

#107 Feb 19, 2009
Time to take back our streets from these punks! I won't shed a tear if this guy vanishes. Vigilante justice!
Jim

Wheaton, IL

#108 Feb 19, 2009
Does this reporter even have one ball left in his nut-sack? What a wimp--afraid to print facts!

This is why I no longer buy this paper. Yes, I read it online for free and will do so until Zell runs it into the ground.
Bungle in the Jungle

United States

#109 Feb 20, 2009
RU4real wrote:
Another thought, carry a tazer, in your hand, ready to fire. A good jolt of this weapon would disable the potential rapist & give you a chance to run away.
You can't, not in Chicago, not in Illinois. Nor stun guns.

The ONLY thing a woman (or man) can legally carry for protection is pepper spray.

I guess it makes the rapists feel good, knowing that most women are completely unprotected.

Maybe if there was that threat, they would think twice.
MMM

Midlothian, IL

#110 Feb 20, 2009
Socirty coddles this minority riff raff too much. Coddling their hip hop thuggish animalistic lifestyle. We need to take our country back from these lowlifes. Remeber teh 50's? What was different then? Exactly!
johnny

Chicago, IL

#111 Feb 20, 2009
Sam wrote:
Everybody whines about Daley's gun law, but how does he keep getting elected every four years? Watch Obama start restricting gun ownership soon too. Got my FOID card, got my gun, i'm good to go...and so is my wife!
A Republican could not get elected in this town and so the Democrats are the only ones who do get elected. It is why they call it the machine. No, viable candidates placed in to run against him.

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