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Cook County Inmates Stab Up Hostage And Take Control Of Housing Unit [Video]

This is crazy!

ChicagoTribune.com:

One of the two Cook County Jail inmates who orchestrated a violent cellblock takeover last week had a reputation for attacks on corrections officers, including one two months ago in which he seriously injured a Kankakee officer, authorities say.

Cordarryl Stevenson, 27, has been locked up since September 2014 in connection with an October 2013 carjacking in Skokie, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office and records. In the past year, Stevenson twice was accused of physically assaulting officers and three times flung urine and feces at jailers, said Cara Smith, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office.

In May, Stevenson was transferred to a Kankakee County jail for disciplinary reasons. Within about a week he “badly beat” a corrections officer, Smith said.

Chad Kolitwenzew, Kankakee County sheriff’s chief of corrections, couldn’t be reached for comment.

Stevenson was transferred back to Cook County Jail, where he and another inmate, Martin Alvarado, 24, took over a cellblock for three hours Thursday. Alvarado was being held on a murder charge in connection with the death of his girlfriend’s 18-month-old son in Cicero last spring.

The dilemma of how to handle habitually violent detainees remains a difficult challenge for jails, where disciplinary actions don’t appear to deter bad behavior as inmates wait for their cases to be resolved. Cook County sheriff’s officials have recently solicited help from inmates’ defense attorneys to discourage attacks against officers and other inmates. “The shameful reality is that these cases languish for far too long,” Smith said.

Around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Stevenson and Alvarado put soapy water all over the floor and blocked security cameras before pulling them out entirely, according to a news release.

At one point, Stevenson held a long piece of metal to a kneeling inmate’s head and mouthed, “You can’t help him,” as other inmates watched from lunchroom tables in the cellblock, a chilling Cook County sheriff’s office video shows.

In a second video, a woman says, “He just stabbed him again. He just stabbed him in the leg,” before the jail’s Emergency Response Team entered in riot gear about 7:30 p.m. The inmate who was stabbed suffered what appeared to be minor injuries and has since been released from the hospital, Smith said.

ChicagoTribune.com

Turn the page to see the video of them rushing into the housing unit.


Bossip

Katt Williams Banned From All Gainesville Housing Properties

Pretty soon Katt Williams won’t be able to leave his own bedroom without getting arrested — we’ve learned he could be locked up if he sets foot on a bunch of properties in Georgia.

A rep for the Gainesville Housing Authority tells TMZ … Katt’s been banned from all 14 of their housing complexes around town because of that brawl he had with a teenager. That went down at the Melrose Apartments — a property managed by G.H.A.

Law enforcement sources confirm Katt will be arrested if he returns to any of the properties.

We’d say stay home, Katt … but he’s been busted there too.

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UrbanLeakz

White People Are Taking Over Detroit Due To Cheap Housing

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Whites Flock To Detroit For Housing Incentives

After taking off running from the city for years, White professionals are now taking advantage of low home costs and incentive programs to call Detroit home. Via FoxNews:

Whites are moving back to the American city that came to epitomize white flight, even as blacks continue to leave for the suburbs and the city’s overall population shrinks.

Detroit is the latest major city to see an influx of whites who may not find the suburbs as alluring as their parents and grandparents did in the last half of the 20th century. Unlike New York, San Francisco and many other cities that have seen the demographic shift, though, it’s cheap housing and incentive programs that are partly fueling the regrowth of the Motor City’s white population.

“For any individual who wants to build a company or contribute to the city, Detroit is the perfect place to be,” said Bruce Katz, co-director of the Global Cities Initiative at the Washington-based Brookings Institution. “You can come to Detroit and you can really make a difference.”

No other city may be as synonymous as Detroit with white flight, the exodus of whites from large cities that began in the middle of the last century. Detroit went from a thriving hub of industry with a population of 1.8 million in 1950 to a city of roughly 690,000 in 2013 that recently went through the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. In that time, the city’s population has gone from nearly 84 percent white to a little less than 13 percent white.

In the three years after the 2010 U.S. Census, though, Detroit’s white population grew from just under 76,000 residents to more than 88,000, according to a census estimate. The cheap cost of living, opportunities for young entrepreneurs and push by city-based companies to persuade workers to live nearby have made a big difference, experts say.


Interesting. Hopefully some of the professionals of other races will come take advantage of these offers too…


Bossip

You Can’t Be Serious: 3 Geriatrics Popped For Running Hoes And Drugs Out Of New Jersery Senior Citizens Housing Complex!

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Front if you wanna, these old folks get it poppington!

3 Arrested In Prostitution And Drug Sting At New Jersey Senior Citizens Housing Complex

Via NorthJersey

Some of the activities taking place at Englewood’s senior citizen housing complex were a long way from canasta, police said.

A man, 75, and a woman, 66, suspected of using yayo and running a prostitution ring out of their apartments at the Vincente K. Tibbs Senior Citizen Building have been arrested after residents complained about vagrants, drunks and addicts invading their building, authorities said.

The suspects and an alleged accomplice are believed to be behind a recent rise in crime that had residents afraid to come out of their apartments, authorities said. Their growing fears prompted an undercover investigation and new round-the-clock police patrols of the complex.

“Essentially, they were prisoners in their own building,” Chief Arthur O’Keefe of the Englewood police said of the residents. “I wasn’t going to allow that to continue.”

In late April, police arrested fifth-floor residents James Parham and his neighbor Cheryl Chaney on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a drug nuisance. Chaney faces an additional charge of possession of crack yayo.

A third suspect, Selma McDuffie, a 54-year-old school crossing guard, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after police found her with a crack pipe, police said. McDuffie has been suspended from her police-run crossing guard job in Englewood and threatened with arrest if she returns to the building.

Parham admitted providing prostitutes — mostly young women with crack yayo addictions — to some of his younger neighbors in the building, Detective Capt. Timothy Torell said. More charges could be pending.

At what age do you say: “I’m too cotdamn old to be smoking crack and chopping down crack hoes.” Can you imagine having to bail your grandmother out of jail because she was caught giving some sloppy toppy in exchange for a few rocks?? SMFH

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Bossip

KB Home’s Wicked Bad Results Crush Homebuilders


AP

All the talk of economic recovery and inflation still doesn’t include one key stock market group: the homebuilders.

KB Home reported results (not earnings) this morning, and they weren’t beautiful. In the first quarter ended Feb. 28, the company reported a loss of $114.5 million, or 1.49 a share, compared with a loss of $54.7 million, or 71 cents a share in the year-earlier quarter.

KB Home said it delivered 949 homes in the quarter – a 28% decrease from the previous year, which wasn’t particularly smoking but did benefit from a homebuyer tax credit which expired last year. Backlogs also declined, falling to 1,689 homes from 2,713 homes in the year-ago quarter.

The company said “there is still uncertainty as to when a sustained housing recovery may occur.”

One morsel of okay news: the average selling price rose 4% year-over-year to $205,700.

KB Home shares skidded more than 8% in early trading and other homebuilders followed suit.

Other homebuilders also fell. Ryland and Hovnanian were down about 3%, Lennar 2%, Toll Brothers 2%, D.R Horton and Pulte were all down more than 2%, while MDC Holdings lost more than 1%.

The SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB) was down less than 1%, but its top holdings include plenty of non-homebuilders such as Pier 1 Imports, Tempur-Pedic, Owens Corning, Sherwin Williams and Williams-Sonoma.