Enlightening Commentary

When Honor Students Attack

Posted on August 19, 2015

Real honor studentsLongtime readers know that the term “honor student” is a misnomer. It now looks as if we may have to update our definition due to some real honor students doing what “honor students” do.

“Five young men, including a scholarship college student and a Whitney Young High School graduate with high honors, are charged in a brutal robbery where the victim was beaten with baseball bats, a metal pole and sprayed with a can of mace at a busy Shell gas station Tuesday afternoon.

The ordeal began when a 20-year-old man selling his bicycle on Craigslist arranged to meet with the men at the Shell gas station, 1950 W. Division St. around 2 p.m. Tuesday, prosecutors said.

The group of men exited the car with two baseball bats, a metal pole and a can of mace, Scaduto said. They allegedly beat the victim with a bat and pole on his face and body. The witness told DNAinfo Chicago that the victim was also sprayed with mace.

The men were hit with two charges each: felony armed robbery and felony aggravated battery with use of a deadly weapon — a serious charge considered a Class X felony.”

That scholarship will have to wait since Class X felonies carry a mandatory 6-30 year prison term. The good news is the prison yard should provide ample opportunities to further their life experiences in ways college never would.

Keep it short and to the point. Name calling and similar stupidity will be deleted. If you insist on writing several paragraphs, start your own blog.

  1. Wolverine August 19, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    I read the article. Was this vigilante justice?

    • Simon August 19, 2015 at 11:43 pm

      You had some gems to report today…do you stick with a red light debate, run with typical thug-on-thug violence, discuss how actual honor students aren’t quite as life smart as they are book smart or post about some slime bag who got $25mm from the city only to use that money to buy 10 high end cars and drop $50k/thug to recruit. Money well spent tax payers

  2. Jerry August 19, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    Livin’ the thug life.

    • Jerry August 20, 2015 at 6:36 am

      And if Illinois had an easier route to concealed carry there might have been a few more casualties. What could have driven these idiots to do this? Do they think they are invisible?

      • Dan August 20, 2015 at 6:06 pm

        Hard to imagine a case that more clearly illustrates the benefit of legal concealed carry. The poor guy selling the bike even smartly agreed to meet in a public place and probably had some time to think “oh, shit” before the first blows were struck. I KNOW concealed carry is now legal in Ill. This guy should have taken advantage of it.

  3. Bobo August 20, 2015 at 12:12 am


  4. Fr Marquette August 20, 2015 at 6:54 am

    A wonderful presentation that it is the culture of the honor students and not the color that is the foundation. The police should have dropped them off in DISNEY Austin or SIX FLAGS Englewood before carting them off. The lads will be swinging some bats for the next few years! None of them their own. Good for them.

  5. aa August 20, 2015 at 7:20 am

    deja vu – oj in vegas

  6. Frog August 20, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    if only these kids’ dads were teamsters (they certainly behaved like union thugs), then Rahm would be writing them all “get out of jail free” passes and they would immediately be made union members (required to pay monthly dues, of course).

  7. Parker August 20, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Brilliant show, lads. I am sure that beating the guy on the Shell station’s cameras counts as extra credit towards your sentencing finals.

    • Laugher August 21, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      The one who fancies himself an actor can’t use his mug shot as a head shot…

  8. Sparky August 20, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Wow. Now the whities are becoming the THUGS…

    • Kkrdent August 20, 2015 at 10:41 pm



  9. DMS August 20, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    How Far Can Stupidity be Taken.
    No pity from me.

  10. JB0143 August 21, 2015 at 8:39 am

    So you risk going to jail for 6+ years for what, a 5 way split on a $500 dollar bike? So $100 could get you 10 years, wow. How seriously stupid can you get? I question how one of them earned a 4.3 GPA and a scholarship to Cal Poly but can still be THAT stupid.

    Not blaming the victim here at all, he did the right thing meeting them in a public place. But why did he hold onto the bike and not run once it was clear these thugs were up to no good? (yeah I called some white dudes thugs, deal with it you reverse racists!) You see 4 guys coming at you with bats, Run Forest Run. As a cyclist myself, my bike isn’t worth getting beating about the head with bats. They probably wouldn’t chase you, but if they did my CCW would have come into play.

    • DMS August 21, 2015 at 1:17 pm

      He should have gotten on the bike and gotten the hell out of there, of course if he was an honest guy just trying to sell a bike he owned, in the real world why would you think there would e a problem?

  11. Laugher August 21, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    I think real justice would be confiscating the vehicle used in commission of the felony, I.E. mommy and daddy’s Mercedes S.U.V.

  12. Sparky August 21, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Way too much “blue” and not enough “red” on the monthly stupidity chart…

  13. Tony August 21, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Never say you’ve seen it all because something as stupid as this keeps coming down the pipe. White, black, or polka dot stupidity is rampant.

  14. Moshe August 25, 2015 at 6:09 am

    It may not be what it seems. The latest is they were trying to recover a bike that was stolen from one of them. This might be a case vigilantism gone bad. Question, what would the cops have done if they were alerted beforehand.

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