3 Charged In Alleged Hate-Crime Confrontation Near Millennium Park

CHICAGO (STMW) — Three teens are charged with a hate crime after making derogatory statements and threatening someone Thursday night near Millennium Park.

The victim, a male of an unidentified age, called police about 8 p.m. after the three accosted him in the 100 block of North Michigan Avenue at a Metra station, according to police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala. 

The Millennium Station on the Metra Electric Line is located on Michigan Avenue between South Water and Randolph streets, according to Metra’s website. 

“They harassed him and used derogatory remarks; they threatened him,’’ said Zala. “Their comments were in violation of the hate crime statute.’’

Zala would not confirm the comments were anti-gay in nature.

The victim was not physically harmed, and he contacted police as the three fled.

When officers arrived, the victim gave them a description and police apprehended  suspects a short while later in the 600 block of North Michigan Avenue, Zala said.

Mack Heard, 17, of the 5000 block of Harvard Lane in Richton Park, and Kendrick L. Towner, 18, of the 5200 block of Deana Lane, also in Richton Park, were charged with one felony count each of hate crime and one misdemeanor count each of aggravated assault in a public place, according to Zala.

A 14-year-old boy was charged with one felony count of hate crime and one misdemeanor count of aggravated assault in a public place, the officer said. 

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • bigboi

    Uhh the last i heard there are plenty of white women who spread their legs and have baby daddys too.. and believe it or not some of those little precious white babies do grow up to be thugs too

    • Ken

      Dude, You Can’t Argue With The IGNORANT.

    • TGIF

      Yes but are white neighborhoods total war zones? Also, is there an overwhelming percentage of white thugs in prison? Do whites also kill themselves in record numbers and commit disproportionate amounts of crime? The majority of the time, it’s black suspects that I see.

    • g-man

      Correction—They are EX-White womwn !!!!!! Once they benn contaminated by the the beast they is no longer white

      • NWA

        You only wish!

  • Dan

    You’re Amazing (GOLDBERG) Everyday Nothing But HATRED!….How Soon We Forget Those Hot OVENS? Right (GOLDBERG)

    • Leroy Goldberg

      No hatred here Dan. Just having a good time like so many other commenters.

      If you would all stop acting like savages we’d have nothing to discuss.

  • Lady T

    Leroy Goldberg, you don’t know all black women so my advice is that you speak what you know. There are some trifling human beings and they all aren’t black. Such as you making this general categorization puts you top of the list. I truly do not agree with the senseless crimes that are taking place, and would love to see this madness end. But when so call educated folks make these types of statements, you’re no better than the common criminal element. Your method of assault is just a little different. Since you’re the educated one what’s your excuse?

    • Dan

      @F.Y.I (GOLDBERG) I’M Not Black. I’m Just Having A Good time With The Irony, of a JEW Who Spews HATRED, Everyday.

    • NIZZER

      IIt’s funny, I dont remember reading about a group of Jewish kids shooting other Jewish kids.I’m not Jewish,and I’m not black, I just think there is NO correlation between the two.

  • Doug

    “Zala would not confirm the comments were anti-gay in nature”. Well, since it was a hate crime, we can assume the comments weren’t pro-gay.

  • osh cosh sposh

    maybe to be fair, we should say neither color, just from the delapitated ghetto all this thugery seems to spew.

  • andy

    I just did a street view of the addresses given (Richton Park).

    These “thugs” are NOT from the ghetto. So sorry, can’t use that excuse.

    • ItWasDaleysPlan

      Wrong! They are transplant thugs from the ghetto. You can’t take the thug from the ghetto and expect them to become model citizens. The south suburbs are full of these ghetto roaches. If you’ll notice, they tend to scurry back to their old hoods during the warm months.


    g-man .You get an F in spelling,and an A+ in stupidity.Get your lunch box out,and prepare for summer school..

  • NWA

    I wonder what knuckleheaded po po did this. Three teens charge with “felonious name calling.” Two years ago I had one of Chicago’s po po’s call me the N’word. I was standing in front of my property and the po po wanted to have a conversation. While he was in mid-sentence, I turned and walked away. That’s when he felt the need to drop two F’bombs and the N’word. I filed a complainant. About a week after the incident commander po po “fast Eddie” Johnson called me, then he didn’t want to listen to my story after asking me what happened. Even with witnesses the po po department was able to make sure that complainant went nowhere. Why can’t I, and who can I complain too?


    • Ken Schaffer

      @NWA, You are obviously either an active gang member or maybe a former gang member. Where ever your shame and anger comes from, your disrespect and contempt for law enforcement really shows what kind of man you are. I hope you have better sense than to teach your children how to hate and despise our law enforcement community. You and other criminals like you, are what is wrong with the negro community !

    • Thomas Jefferson 1776

      Tell us what NWA stands for…

  • Patrick Mauro

    You are one racist fool.
    Real simple : two wrongs do not make a right!

  • Zombie

    Now you support the gays, Leroy ? Leroy are you gay ? I mean if so it’s OK. Stop repressing your sexuality. I thought you were against hate crime allegations from your previous posts as such. I can’t remember verbatim if asked but as heinous as this crime is how can you have it both ways ? Well I guess it is OK to hate when feeling a false sense of disenfranchisement.

    • Leroy Goldberg

      Man, you people need to develop a sense of humor here. You are taking things waaaaaaaayyy to seriously.
      We are all just having fun, that’s all. We are not the ones COMMITTING these horrible crimes, African-Americans are. We are the ones COMMENTING on these horrible crimes, as Americans……exercising our freedom of speech.
      Now, why don’t we all continue to engage in the lively art of conversation.

      • Jeff Harris

        @Leroy, I also have noticed this story has attracted alot of mean abusive people. Some of the people here need to seriously seek some anger management assistance. I do have to admit, these negro crimes, every day, are a good source of amusement.

  • friend NOT


  • Tyreese

    @Mr. Goldberg, I couldn’t agree with you more, but unfortunately, they’ll never get it. S.O.S.

  • Leroy Goldberg

    Who’s an

    • Tyreese

      HaHaHa, I was going to say, Notorious Worthless African, but I like yours better.

      • Leroy Goldberg

        Yours is good as well Tyreese.

  • The German American

    Holy cow there black!! surprise surprise.. Want respect from whites? Act like humans plain and simple.
    Judge not by the color of there skin but the content of there charactor and that I do.

  • Joaquin

    Isn’t Hate Crime laws just prioritizing or categorizing people. A young Man is accosted and the perps have the book thrown at them. An elderly lady is accosted, but sine it didn’t fall under the “Hate Crime” statute the perps get a lesser punishment.

  • Leroy Goldberg

    Bottom line, we all agree to disagree.

    Except for the fact we can all agree on…..Blacks are an infinite source of amusement and now that amusement has attained a whole new level…..Welcome DAN, I hope you continue to offer me non-stop entertainment.


  • Doug

    What is this? Some girlie, teen, meaningless chat line? Wish folks would leave a comment on the story and get the heck out. The idea is to read many people’s take on the same story, not arguments among the posters. It’s a total waste of time. Go to miserablepeople.nut and have your fun. By the way, for the sub-normals out there, NWA is Northwest Airlines.

  • girlnextdoor

    Thes anti-hate laws are really doing a lot of good. You posters are unbelievably racist, and it seems all of you really enjoy making these inane statements. I see in your neck of the woods, Holder was spot on…you are a bunch of cowards. But the content of this story is also pathetic. Adult people there actually call the police when someone calls them names? Get a life! Sticks and stones…get over it!

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  • ann

    You all should be ashamed. Cowards! You wonder why we have no respect for you, we can see and feel your hatred

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