Known Offenders Threatened Student With Gun, Asked Him to Fight Outside ETHS

Police say the two men who threatened a student last Friday at 3:45 p.m. outside the high school were looking for a fight.

Two men who were looking for a fight threatened an ETHS student with a handgun as he left the high school Friday afternoon, according to police.

The student knew both men, who approached him around 4:10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, as he was leaving the high school in the 1600 block of Dodge Avenue, according to Evanston Police Cmdr. Diane Davis. The two men called him a name and asked him to go to the 1600 block of Main Street for a fight. One of the men also displayed the butt of a handgun, according to Davis. 

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The student, whose age police are not releasing, ignored them and went on his way, at which point the two men took off, Davis said. Police found out about the incident when a caller reported it about 30 minutes later, and looked for the suspects, but could not find them.

Davis said nothing was taken from the student, and emphasized that it was not a robbery. 

Tantor October 26, 2013 at 07:00 PM
Boot camp only makes the "youth" stronger so they can try to mug us more effectively. And there they eat properly making themselves again stronger for better mugging and quicker stealing. Not good. Have to come up with a better plan. How about sending them to pick fruit in California, so they can compete for jobs with the illegal Mexicans, who cannot go on welfare because they are illegal, nor can they go on Youth Programs like Cafe whatever.
John Chrusciel October 26, 2013 at 07:12 PM
Tantor, You do have to offer the opportunity for people to reform. I know that if you look at the recidivism numbers it looks bleak, but it is a lot less expensive in the long run to rehabilitate criminals or to prevent criminals from becoming such than it is to incarcerate. I am not saying all criminals can be rehabilitated. I am saying that we need to come up with alternatives that actually have a chance at reforming criminals into productive members of society. They say we are the land of the free, but we have more people locked up here in the US (per capita) than anywhere else in the world and this expense is a huge drain on our countries economic resources. We need something that produces results, is cost effective, and does not conflict with our Constitution.
Tantor October 27, 2013 at 03:48 PM
For the reason we have proportionaly more people incarcerated in the US than in Western European countries, see black commentator Larry Elder: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WnDO_GsxYg
Grumpy Old Man October 28, 2013 at 05:44 PM
I do not oppose keeping non violent offenders who do not repeatedly commit crimes out of prison. But Willie Horton is the reality of releasing the violent ones. Many of the violent offenders in prison are sociopaths who have no moral conscience. Crime, violent crime, is their business, their way of life. They deserve to be and should remain incarcerated for their full sentence if only to protect society. These offenders forfeit their freedom by their own behavior. Clear out the non violent, use other means to adjust their behavior but do not let the violent sociopaths out and about to prey on the public.


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